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PvM Melee Build - Monk 4 / Paladin 6 / Assassin 30

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:37 pm
by Yunim
This is a DPS build which is minmaxed specifically for two high end boss runs. If you are looking for a more general PvM DPS build, then I would recommend making a Figh12/WM25/Pal3 or Figh14/WM25/Monk1.
This build has very low AB, but against tough low AC mobs it can outdamage most other DPS builds due to the amount of unblockable damage it does.

There is very little room for customisation with this build. Swapping even 2 STR for 2 CHA causes a significant drop in damage, and other Monk/Pal/Ass level spreads also result in lower damage. The only feat that can be changed in this build is Improved Sneak Attack IV at level 39, which can be swapped for Blind Fight or Toughness.

You MUST have 8 Hide and 8 Move Silently at level 9 in order to become an Assassin.
You will also need an alignment change from Lawful Good to Lawful Evil.

After this you will have 144 skill points to spend by level 40.
I recommend 11 Lore (resulting in 10 Lore after adding your INT modifier), 40 Tumble, 26 UMD, and 1 point in all of the skills which require training to use.

With +12 STR, +12 CON, +12 CHA, +20 Kamas, and +6 AC items, it will have the following:
AB: 26 (BAB) + 15 (STR) + 4 (feats) + 20 (AB bonus) - 2 (dual-wielding) = +63 (+61 with Flurry)
AC: 10 (base) + 3 (DEX) + 8 (Tumble) + 24 (AC bonus) + 4 (haste) = 49
HP: 272 (base) + 240 (CON) = 512 (552 with Toughness)
Fortitude: 22 (base) + 6 (CON) + 9 (CHA) = 37
Reflex: 23 (base) + 3 (DEX) + 9 (CHA) = 35
Will: 19 (base) - 1 (WIS) + 9 (CHA) = 27

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Monk(4), Paladin(6), Assassin(30), Human

STR: 16 (28)
DEX: 15 (16)
CON: 10
WIS: 8
INT: 8
CHA: 16

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01: Monk(1): Power Attack, Two-Weapon Fighting
02: Paladin(1)
03: Paladin(2): Weapon Focus: Kama
04: Paladin(3): STR+1, (STR=17)
05: Paladin(4)
06: Paladin(5): Divine Might
07: Monk(2)
08: Paladin(6): STR+1, (STR=18)
09: Monk(3): Improved Critical: Kama
10: Assassin(1): *Alignment Change*
11: Assassin(2)
12: Assassin(3): STR+1, Ambidexterity, (STR=19)
13: Assassin(4)
14: Assassin(5)
15: Assassin(6): Improved Two-Weapon Fighting
16: Assassin(7): STR+1, (STR=20)
17: Assassin(8)
18: Assassin(9): Great Cleave
19: Assassin(10)
20: Monk(4): STR+1, (STR=21)
21: Assassin(11): Epic Weapon Focus: Kama
22: Assassin(12)
23: Assassin(13)
24: Assassin(14): STR+1, Epic Prowess, Great Dexterity I, (STR=22), (DEX=16)
25: Assassin(15)
26: Assassin(16)
27: Assassin(17): Great Strength I, (STR=23)
28: Assassin(18): STR+1, Improved Sneak Attack I, (STR=24)
29: Assassin(19)
30: Assassin(20): Overwhelming Critical: Kama
31: Assassin(21)
32: Assassin(22): STR+1, Improved Sneak Attack II, (STR=25)
33: Assassin(23): Devastating Critical: Kama
34: Assassin(24)
35: Assassin(25)
36: Assassin(26): STR+1, Great Strength II, Improved Sneak Attack III, (STR=27)
37: Assassin(27)
38: Assassin(28)
39: Assassin(29): Improved Sneak Attack IV
40: Assassin(30): STR+1, Improved Sneak Attack V, (STR=28)

Re: PvM Melee Build - Monk 4 / Paladin 6 / Assassin 30

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:50 am
by Cornflower
I read somewhere that Improved Sneak attack was bugged and only worked for BG and Rogue. Are you sure it works for Assassins?

https://nwn.fandom.com/wiki/Improved_sneak_attack

Re: PvM Melee Build - Monk 4 / Paladin 6 / Assassin 30

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:30 am
by Yunim
I'm certain that it works in EE, I did some testing myself offline and posted it on the wiki talk page.

Re: PvM Melee Build - Monk 4 / Paladin 6 / Assassin 30

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:09 pm
by Lilia
If making this build, you take Lawful Good on creation, however when you log into BSK your alignment changes to Lawful Neutral.

You will need to be a "good sort" and give the beggar some gold to return your alignment to Lawful Good...

Re: PvM Melee Build - Monk 4 / Paladin 6 / Assassin 30

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:00 am
by Yunim
That might be a side effect of remaking your character. If your character was a Lia follower before the remake then your alignment will switch to Neutral after remaking it.