Saturday, June 1, 2013

Artificer or Fighter splash

I am currently leveling a half elf Monk/Fvs (1/10) and I am approaching a moment to choose my third class splash to get feats all in a row

Fighter gives 2 feats but requires mental toughness taken as a feat. Artificer doesn't require mental toughness but has no bonus feat. 

Artificer also gives a repeating crossbow option and rune arm use. Since I won't have 10k stars until 20, that will help. Many feats work well with both artificer and arcane archer, including rapid shot,point blank shot. Zen archery, precise shot, etc.

Since I didn't take artificer at 1, trapping ability will be nonexistent. 

Is there anything I'm missing in making this decision?

2 comments:

geoffhanna said...

Why not take more Monk? That provides bonus feats, yes?

Or if you have to have a 3rd class, 2 levels of Ranger provides three or four useful feats including TWF and two ranged feats (bowstrength and I forget the other).

Brian Peterson said...

I'll end up with 6 monk levels, actually, i don't think two more levels of monk would help.

here are the feats I would like to have or have already:

Dilettante: Ranger (1)
Point Blank Shot (1)
Toughness (1)
Maximize (3)
Precise Shot (6)
Rapid Shot (9)

mental toughness
Manyshot
Improved Critical: Ranged
Zen Archery
Precision
Weapon Focus: Ranged
Improved Precise Shot

Zen Archery is needed to use 10K stars with archery.

w.f. ranged is required for AA.

with the half elf ranger feat, I get bow str to 6 currently, and can get it higher.

I'll also need either an arcane class or mental toughness.

Two feats can be chosen by monk at 2 and 6. I'l get feats at 12,15,and 18. That means I need two more feats. I'd drop precision, except its the only good martial arts feat I can choose for monk for the build, and the others aren't really optional. So I think that makes my decision for me. Fighter it is!