Yosharian Posted February 24, 2018 Share Posted February 24, 2018 Hello, I have an idea for my main character, I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me out with the finer details, choices etc. This is the concept: A Fire Godlike Fighter tank using the Unbroken subclass, multiclassing to either Druid or Chanter (am willing to consider other multiclasses as long as it's not a Paladin). Uses spellcasting as a way of dealing damage, healing or crowd control. Weapon used mostly as a way of debuffing enemies rather than dealing high damage. Good 'face' character because of high Per/Int/Res. Probably will use the heaviest armor possible, although not 100% on that; maybe the casting speed loss from Plate is too much, even with Armored Grace. Difficulty level will either be PotD or the one below it, haven't decided yet. Probably the latter, I might save PotD for my second playthrough. My other party members: Eder: Two-Handed Fighter/Rogue [DPS/Tank] Maia Rua: Ranger/Wizard [Ranged DPS/Support/CC] Serafen: Barbarian/Cipher [DPS/Tank] Xoti: Priest/Monk [support/DPS] Str: Low/Very Low (5 or less) - don't care about weapon damage Con: High (15) - want decent HP in order to tank effectively Dex: Medium (10) - would like faster casting but other stats more important Per: High (15) - need accuracy for spells to hit Int: High (15) - need duration.. I think? not sure about this one actually Res: Very High (18 or higher) - need deflection to tank, spell damage & healing to be high Unbroken: +1 engagement. Increased penetration on disengagement attacks. +2 Armor Rating with a shield. Lower Stride in combat. Lower Reflexes. Please note that I do not want to play a Paladin. I don't like the role-playing aspects. 2nd class choices: Druid pros: Brings a lot of spells to the table. Versatile (healing, damage, CC) Lightning Storm/Returning Storm are incredible for dealing damage and stunning Short range heals are no problem on a melee character Summons are ok but I am considering Lifegiver Druid cons: No real use for Spiritshift Casting takes a long time, could be risky/not work in combat Maybe spell accuracy will be a problem? Not sure how lower Power Level affects spells, will my Lightning Storm be too weak to damage enemies? Chanter pros: Passively sings, requires less micro, more time to chug potions etc Invocations can be powerful Is Dragon Thrashed still in the game? That was awesome. Fits the Fire Godlike very well. Ancient memory can heal Chanter cons: Too passive. Not much to do? Invocations can also be crap. In PoE1 most of them were very bad. Takes forever to cast any invocations Don't really understand how Chanter mechanics have changed so not sure about the rest Ok so that's the concept out of the way, now for some thoughts: Does my carried shield affect my spell accuracy as in PoE1? Example, a medium shield has an accuracy penalty. In PoE1 the best shields were medium, so I'm concerned about having to choose between 'omfg this shield is awesome' and 'damn, now my spells suck'. I know Bucklers exist but they are kinda boring. I guess I could just use a Buckler. Fighters have Weapon Specialization, but I have no idea which weapon could be the best to specialise in. Are there Soulbound weapons in Deadfire like in POE1, and if so, do they function with any Weapon Specialization like they did in POE1? How important is Intellect to this build? I sort assumed I'd need decent Int, but actually thinking about it, I'm wondering whether it wouldn't be better to leave Int at 10 and buff Con/Per even higher, or maybe put points into Dex instead. Which weapon has the best active ability for a tanking/debuffing role? I'm thinking either to debuff enemy Reflex/Fortitude saves for Lightning Storm, or something. Or maybe a Deflection boost? Not sure. Which subclasses would be suitable, either for Druid or Chanter? I am a bit lost on this. The loss of Restoration spells from Fury seems brutal. I know that I probably won't Spiritshift much since I will be wearing tank gear, and have low Strength. What armor should I wear? I was thinking Plate, but maybe it's too slow for a caster? Any other modifications you would suggest to the attributes? Am I overvaluing CON, for example? If I went Chanter, which subclass would be the best? I am not sure about Skald because of the crit part, doubt I will be critting much. Thanks, any contributions, negative or positive, greatly appreciated. Yosharian's Deadfire Builds Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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