Mystic Theurge Melee (3.5e Optimized Character Build)
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The idea behind this build is to create a character that is capable in melee combat and is also a high level caster of both Arcane and Divine Spells. Naturally this character will rely heavily on her magical abilities to bolster melee effectiveness. It is easy for this build to suffer severely from MAD. The listed progression will try to limit this problem, however if your character has sufficiently high attributes them there are suggestions listed in the Munchkin section.
This build pulls from several official WOTC books as well as Journey to Castle Ravenloft (adventure), Unearthed Arcana, Dragon Magazine, and the Dragonlance Campaign Setting.
Game Rule Components
Spells, Powers, Soulmelds, Stances, etc...
Eventually you will need an item that gives you Trackless Step. Or you could use a Wish/Miracle spell to get it.
Items that increase your number of uses with Turn Undead are also very good.
- Reliquary Holy Symbol
+1 Twilight Mithral Chain Shirt will give you some armor to cast in.
Starting Ability Scores (Before Racial Adjustments): Your stats should be in the following priority: Cha > Con > Str > Int > Dex > Wis
Race (Templates): Human (Magic-Blooded Draconic) (buy off the +1 LA as soon as possible).
Starting Racial Traits: +2 Str, +2 Con, -2 Wis, +4 Cha
|Saving Throws||Feats|| Class
|1st||Cleric||+0||+2||+0||+2||Extend Spell (Planning), Weapon Focus: Greatsword (War), Persistent Spell, Divine Metamagic: Persistent Spell (Human), Dynamic Cleric (Flaw), Practiced Spellcaster: Cleric (Flaw)||Destroy Undead, Planning Domain, War Domain||Cleric Caster Level 1 (+0)|
|2nd||Cleric||+1||+3||+0||+3||Cleric Caster Level 2 (+0)|
|3rd||Sorcerer||+1||+3||+0||+5||Alternative Source Spell||Cleric Caster Level 2 (+1), Sorcerer Caster Level 1 (+0)|
|4th||Cleric||+2||+3||+1||+5||Cleric Caster Level 3 (+1), Sorcerer Caster Level 1 (+0)|
|5th||Mystic Theurge||+2||+3||+1||+7||Cleric Caster Level 4 (+1), Sorcerer Caster Level 2 (+0)|
|6th||Mystic Theurge||+3||+3||+1||+8||Practiced Spellcaster: Sorcerer||Cleric Caster Level 5 (+1), Sorcerer Caster Level 3 (+3)|
|7th||Mystic Theurge||+3||+4||+2||+8||Cleric Caster Level 6 (+1), Sorcerer Caster Level 4 (+3)|
|8th||Mystic Theurge||+4||+4||+2||+9||Cleric Caster Level 7 (+1), Sorcerer Caster Level 5 (+3)|
|9th||Sacred Exorcist||+4||+4||+2||+11||Quicken Spell||Turn Undead||Cleric Caster Level 7 (+2), Sorcerer Caster Level 6 (+3)|
|10th||Mystic Theurge||+4||+4||+2||+11||Cleric Caster Level 8 (+2), Sorcerer Caster Level 7 (+3)|
|11th||Mystic Theurge||+5||+5||+3||+12||Cleric Caster Level 9 (+2), Sorcerer Caster Level 8 (+3)|
|12th||Mystic Theurge||+5||+5||+3||+12||Divine Metamagic: Quicken Spell||Cleric Caster Level 10 (+2), Sorcerer Caster Level 9 (+3)|
|13th||Mystic Theurge||+||+||+||+||Cleric Caster Level 11 (+2), Sorcerer Caster Level 10 (+3)|
|14th||Mystic Theurge||+||+||+||+||Cleric Caster Level 12 (+2), Sorcerer Caster Level 11 (+3)|
|15th||Mystic Theurge||+||+||+||+||Rapid Metamagic||Cleric Caster Level 13 (+2), Sorcerer Caster Level 12 (+3)|
|16th||Arcane Heirophant||+||+||+||+||Cleric Caster Level 14 (+2), Sorcerer Caster Level 13 (+3)|
|17th||Arcane Heirophant||+||+||+||+||Cleric Caster Level 15 (+2), Sorcerer Caster Level 14 (+3)|
|18th||Arcane Heirophant||+||+||+||+||Easy Metamagic (Quicken Spell)||Cleric Caster Level 16 (+2), Sorcerer Caster Level 15 (+3)|
|19th||Arcane Heirophant||+||+||+||+||Cleric Caster Level 17 (+2), Sorcerer Caster Level 16 (+3)|
|20th||Arcane Heirophant||+||+||+||+||Cleric Caster Level 18 (+2), Sorcerer Caster Level 17 (+3)|
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