Nov 032009

Mawry is my first DDO character, and is still my “main”. She is a 32-point build focusing on DEX, and is based on a PnP character that was evenly split between Ranger and Wizard.

I rerolled her many times in 2006 before settling on max DEX and limiting her to only one level of wizard. The original vision was 9 rgr/1 wiz. Fighter levels were added at level cap increase for extra feats.

The wizard level gives her the Extend feat, built-in useful clickies (Shield), and just about every wand in the game. Later when Arcane Archer was added, Mawry already qualified.

Mawry Haversack I get questioned about the wizard level all the time but I’ve never regretted it. On the other hand, I have regretted the fighter levels. She has six of them now, and the Kensai PrE, but will seriously think about True Reincarnation as Rgr18/Mnk1/Wiz1.

According to Mawry, this is what makes a Commando:

  • Self-sufficient: she self heals, self buffs, even makes her own ammunition
  • Flexible: She can range, she can melee, she can throw buffs, she can sneak, she can solo. She can’t be the main tank or main healer, but she can do everything else
  • Competent: She is actually good at all of these differing roles. She does them well

Now if only her player was better.

  6 Responses to “What makes a Commando?”

Comments (6)
  1. she’s so cute! =D

  2. Aye, she’s adorable! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

  3. wiz 1 is useless. mnk 1 even more useless. ac at 20 will not really matter that much. if you are gonna range as an arcane archer, you want to go pure rgr20 for the speed bonus. otherwise you’ll be a gimp exploiter build.

  4. I have a hard time getting past “Commando”. I instantly think of Arnold Schwartzenegger in full camouflage running through a garden with dozens of guys shooting at him with full automatic weapons and never once scoring a hit on him. Can the bar be set any lower after that?

    But on the other side of the coin, that’s definitely an interesting character πŸ˜€

  5. @tot: I’m not certain about the monk splash; I do want to see what AC does at Epic level before committing. Fortunately I have time since True Reincarnation is not even out yet. Regarding the wiz level, I look forward to useless wiz level gimpness πŸ™‚

    p.s. capstone ranged alacrity does not stack … now there is something truly gimped.

  6. @TuFast: You forgot to mention the amazing guns of everfull ammunition

What do you think?

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