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Welcome everyone, got the game few days back and I must say that today, after playing for about 2h i took a week off in work, got myself a big bag of ... apple incense ;) and i plan to do a session with PoE that will last for 3 days at least so me and my hero can finish this adventure.

And this is the part i need your help with. I started a fighter but without any experience i think my build is bad so i decided to reroll.

I would like to play this with a balanced melee character, in heavy armor with sword and shield or dual wielding.
From what I've read here Fighters are mostly heavy armored tanks and barbarians do insane dps but don't wear no armor at all.

Could you help me create a fighter/barbarian/paladin that would do some serious damage and wear heavy armor so he won't get instagibed ?
Also what talents and class abilities should i pick so they would fit this role ? And if creating such character is impossible what class/build would you recommend for a newbie on his first playthrough.

I plan on playing on Normal but if this proves to be too hard i will change it to Easy.

 

Please help and thanks in advance :)

 

 

edit: I forgot to mention that i would like to avoid min/maxing on my first playthrough.

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Welcome everyone, got the game few days back and I must say that today, after playing for about 2h i took a week off in work, got myself a big bag of ... apple incense ;) and i plan to do a session with PoE that will last for 3 days at least so me and my hero can finish this adventure.

 

And this is the part i need your help with. I started a fighter but without any experience i think my build is bad so i decided to reroll.

 

I would like to play this with a balanced melee character, in heavy armor with sword and shield or dual wielding.

From what I've read here Fighters are mostly heavy armored tanks and barbarians do insane dps but don't wear no armor at all.

 

Could you help me create a fighter/barbarian/paladin that would do some serious damage and wear heavy armor so he won't get instagibed ?

Also what talents and class abilities should i pick so they would fit this role ? And if creating such character is impossible what class/build would you recommend for a newbie on his first playthrough.

I plan on playing on Normal but if this proves to be too hard i will change it to Easy.

 

Please help and thanks in advance :)

Barbs are simple enough, stack constitution and might the rest is really up to you, you can min max them but they play well just followng the default settings. Im currently in love with the monk class, heavy armour to survive and you would be surprised how they hit

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You can wear any amor on any character but it will affect the recovery time between attacks and using skills so you probably want high armor for tank but something lighter if you want more attacks/spells. Judging from my experience with NPCs and friends the fighter can be very tanky but he is also fairly passive so a bit boring, I changed him for a paladin who is less of a tank (but still OK) and has some more interesting active and passive abilities. Barb can be built in many ways even with high armor and deflection but is probably better as a slightly risky light armor damage dealer. I think a paladin with a 1H weapon and shield with a weapon specialisation (whichever you prefer, some are better for defense, other for offense) and weapon and shield talents would be a decent balance between tank and damage. You would want high might, perception and resolve for that, with some constitution and maybe dexterity mixed in. Added bonus is high resolve which helps in some conversations and there are some dialogue options for specific paladin orders.

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