Anthropomorphic baleen puppeteer (3.5e Optimized Character Build)
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puppeteer does not qualifi for symbiotic creature
the anthropomorphic baleen whale from savage species is an incredibly powerful race. i dont know what they were smoking when they made that. But this is optimized character builds! we can do better that simply taking a powerful race. This build takes only a single ECL higher to also create some pretty mad mental ability score.
savage species, expanded psionic handbook
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Starting Ability Scores (Before Racial Adjustments): <- starting ability scores before racial adjustments ->
Race (Templates): symbiotic creature with anthropomorpic baleen whale as the host, and a puppeteer as the guest. Starting Racial Traits: +8 str, +4 con, +4 dex, +4 int, +6 wis, +4 cha. 3d8 HD from anthropomorphic baleen whale and LA +1 from the symbiotic creature template gives us a starting ECL of 4. Not bad with those ability scores, is it? on top of this is the psionic abilities of the puppeteer.
 Munchkin-Size Me
im sure the reqal optimizers can find a better guest than a puppeteer.
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you DM must allow you to use templates on your character.
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have the players start at low ECL, like 4. then throw a incorporeal creature at them, and this guy is pretty powerless.