PvM Melee Build - Fighter 14 / Weapon Master 25 / Monk 1

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PvM Melee Build - Fighter 14 / Weapon Master 25 / Monk 1

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This is a DPS build which is fully optimised for high end runs. The main purpose of the build is to achieve the highest AB with 10 APR and Dev Crit. This is the absolute best DPS build to use against a certain high end boss, and it can also be used on other high end runs.
Personally I'm not a fan of fully minmaxed builds, but I'm posting this in case anybody is interested in making it.

The main downside of this build is the lack of caster levels or UMD. As a result you will be heavily reliant on your party members for buffs.
If you usually play solo, this is not the build for you.

Another problem is the lack of Blind Fight, which is impossible to fit in without dropping a feat. You can switch EWS: Kama for Blind Fight, but since there isn't much need for Blind Fight in PvM right now I wouldn't recommend it. Alternatively you could make a Half Orc - Fighter 16 / Weapon Master 22 / Monk 2, but this will lose 1 AB.

The reason I chose Epic Toughness over Armor Skin for the WM25 bonus feat is that on high end runs 20 HP will be much more useful than 2 AC. If you plan on using this build for farming (which I wouldn't recommend) you might want to swap Epic Toughness for Armor Skin.

You MUST leave Great Cleave, Overwhelming Critical, and Devastating Critical until after taking the Monk level.
The Monk level at level 32 can be moved anywhere from level 21 (Figh10/WM10/Monk1) to level 35 (Figh13/WM21/Monk1).

You MUST have 4 Intimidate at level 6 in order to become a WM.
After this you will have 123 skill points to spend by level 40.

I recommend 35 Tumble, 9 Lore (resulting in 10 Lore after adding your INT modifier), and 1 point in all of the skills which require training to use. You can drop Tumble since Spring Attack prevents AoO's while moving during combat, but you will lose 7 AC. You can also fit in 43 Discipline and still have plenty of points to spare, but Discipline will only be useful while farming rather than on high end runs.

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Fighter(14), Weapon Master(25), Monk(1), Half-Orc

STR: 19 (36)
DEX: 15
CON: 9
WIS: 8
INT: 13
CHA: 6

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01: Fighter(1): Expertise, Weapon Proficiency Exotic
02: Fighter(2): Weapon Focus: Kama
03: Fighter(3): Dodge
04: Fighter(4): STR+1, Mobility, (STR=20)
05: Fighter(5)
06: Fighter(6): Spring Attack, Whirlwind Attack
07: Weapon Master(1): Weapon of Choice: Kama
08: Weapon Master(2): STR+1, (STR=21)
09: Weapon Master(3): Improved Critical: Kama
10: Weapon Master(4)
11: Weapon Master(5)
12: Weapon Master(6): STR+1, Two-Weapon Fighting, (STR=22)
13: Weapon Master(7)
14: Fighter(7)
15: Fighter(8): Ambidexterity, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting
16: Fighter(9): STR+1, (STR=23)
17: Fighter(10): Weapon Specialization: Kama
18: Weapon Master(8): Power Attack
19: Weapon Master(9)
20: Weapon Master(10): STR+1, (STR=24)
21: Weapon Master(11): Great Strength I, (STR=25)
22: Weapon Master(12)
23: Weapon Master(13): Epic Weapon Focus: Kama
24: Fighter(11): STR+1, Great Strength II, (STR=27)
25: Fighter(12): Epic Weapon Specialization: Kama
26: Weapon Master(14)
27: Weapon Master(15): Great Strength III, (STR=28)
28: Weapon Master(16): STR+1, Epic Prowess, (STR=29)
29: Weapon Master(17)
30: Weapon Master(18): Great Strength IV, (STR=30)
31: Fighter(13)
32: Monk(1): STR+1, (STR=31)
33: Fighter(14): Great Strength V, Great Cleave, (STR=32)
34: Weapon Master(19): Overwhelming Critical: Kama
35: Weapon Master(20)
36: Weapon Master(21): STR+1, Great Strength VI, (STR=34)
37: Weapon Master(22): Devastating Critical: Kama
38: Weapon Master(23)
39: Weapon Master(24): Great Strength VII, (STR=35)
40: Weapon Master(25): STR+1, Epic Toughness I, (STR=36)
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Re: PvM Melee Build - Fighter 14 / Weapon Master 25 / Monk 1

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You have the ab , ac, saves layout?
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Re: PvM Melee Build - Fighter 14 / Weapon Master 25 / Monk 1

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sphinx wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:00 am You have the ab , ac, saves layout?
I usually don't bother posting those since they can be calculated from the build.
Assuming +12 STR, +12 CON, +20 AB kamas, and +6 AC items, you have the following:

AB: 30 (BAB) + 19 (STR) + 4 (feats) + 6 (WM) + 20 (AB bonus) - 2 (dual-wielding) = +77 (+75 with Flurry)
AC: 10 (base) + 2 (DEX) + 7 (Tumble) + 24 (AC bonus) + 4 (haste) = 47 (49 with Armor Skin)
HP: 398 (base) + 200 (CON) + 20 (feats) = 618 (598 with Armor Skin)
Fortitude: 20 (base) + 5 (CON) = 25
Reflex: 20 (base) + 2 (DEX) = 22
Will: 16 (base) - 1 (WIS) = 15
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Re: PvM Melee Build - Fighter 14 / Weapon Master 25 / Monk 1

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I don't calculate, you know this!

Also I am not building it, just curious. :)

Also, where you been?
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