Warblade Dualwield (3.5e Optimized Character Build)

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Introduction[edit]

Dualwielding without sneak attack, but full BAB and a lot of strength.

References[edit]

PHB (Player's Handbook)

ToB (Tome of Battle - Book of nine swords)

PHB II (Player's Handbook 2)

Complete Adventurer

Game Rule Components[edit]

Spells, Powers, Soulmelds, Stances, etc...[edit]

Items[edit]

Gloves of Dex +6 Belt of Str +6

2x Longsword +5 (plus Weapon-Enchantments)

Progression[edit]

Starting Ability Scores (Before Racial Adjustments): Str 16, Dex 14, Con 16, Int 14, Wis 8, Cha 8 Race (Templates): Human

Starting Racial Traits:

ECL Class/HD/LA Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Feats Class
Features
Special
Fort Ref Will
1st Warblade 1 +1 +2 +0 +0 Weapon Focus (longsword), Two Weapon Fighting Battle clarity, weapon aptitude level 1 maneuver
2nd Warblade 2 +2 +3 +0 +0 Uncanny dodge
3rd Warblade 3 +3 +3 +1 +1 Oversized Two Weapon Fighting Battle ardor level 2 maneuver
4th Warblade 4 +4 +4 +1 +1
5th Warblade 5 +5 +4 +1 +1 Blade meditation <- Bonus feat level 3 maneuver
6th Warblade 6 +6/+1 +5 +2 +2 Weapon Specialization (longsword) Improved uncanny dodge
7th Warblade 7 +7/+2 +5 +2 +2 Battle cunning level 4 maneuver
8th Warblade 8 +8/+3 +6 +2 +2
9th Warblade 9 +9/+4 +6 +3 +3 Improved Two Weapon Fighting, Stone Power <- Bonus feat level 5 maneuver
10th Warblade 9, Fighter 1 +10/+5 +8 +3 +3 Melee Weapon Mastery (slashing) <- Bonus feat
11th Warblade 9, Fighter 2 +11/+6/+1 +9 +3 +3 Greater Weapon Focus (longsword) <- Bonus feat
12th Warblade 10, Fighter 2 +12/+7/+2 +10 +3 +3 Greater Two Weapon Fighting
13th Warblade 11, Fighter 2 +13/+8/+3 +10 +3 +3 Battle skill level 6 maneuver
14th Warblade 12, Fighter 2 +14/+9/+4 +11 +4 +4
15th Warblade 13, Fighter 2 +15/+10/+5 +11 +4 +4 Slashing Flurry, Improved Initiative <- Bonus feat level 7 maneuver
16th Warblade 14, Fighter 2 +16/+11/+6/+1 +12 +4 +4
17th Warblade 15, Fighter 2 +17/+12/+7/+2 +12 +5 +5 Battle mastery level 8 maneuver (Raging Mongoose)
18th Warblade 16, Fighter 2 +18/+13/+8/+3 +13 +5 +5 Greater Weapon Specialisation (longsword)
19th Warblade 17, Fighter 2 +19/+14/+9/+4 +13 +5 +5 White Raven Defense <- Bonus feat level 9 maneuver (Time Stand Still)
20th Warblade 18, Fighter 2 +20/+15/+10/+5 +14 +6 +6 Weapon Supermancy, Improved Critical (longsword) Severe Taint

Highlights[edit]

Str.: 16 (start) +5 (level) +5 (tome) +6 (item) = 32 (+11 bonus)

Damage: 1d8 (longsword) +11/+5 (str main/off) +5 (weapon) +7 (feats) +1d6 (stance) +x/y (weapon enchants)

Attack: 20 (BAB) +11 (str) +5 (weapon) +4 (feats) -2 (two weapons) = 38

+5 on all attacks exept the first (Weapon Supermancy)

=> Attack Mainhand: 38/38/33/28 Offhand: 43/38/33


-5 on all attacks if using Slashing Flurry:

=> Attack Mainhand: 33/38/33/28/23 Offhand: 38/38/33/28


using Time stand Still maneuver:

=> Attack Mainhand: 2x(33/38/33/28/23) Offhand: 2x(38/38/33/28)


using Raging Mongoose boost:

=> Attack Mainhand: 38/38/38/38/33/33/33/33/28/28/23/23 Offhand:38/38/38/38/38/38/33/33/28/28

Damage for one mainhand attack would be 1d8+23+1d6 +x (with x depending on weapon enchants)

Damage for one offhand attack would be 1d8+17+1d6 +y (with y depending on weapon enchants)


For x=y=5d6 elemental damage this brings you to a total of 22d8+446+132d6 wich is an avarage of 1007 damage (if every attack hits and without crits).

Munchkin-Size Me[edit]

With a haste buff you gain an additional attack with your mainhand weapon at your highest attack bonus, wich is doubled in a Time stand still maneuver. Overall this gives you a maximum of 24 attacks:

Mainhand: 38/38/38/38/38/38/33/33/33/33/28/28/23/23

Offhand: 38/38/38/38/38/38/33/33/28/28

If you have a good healer in your party you can increase your damage output tremendously by placing a viscious enchant on your weapons instead of one elemental damage enchant. You realy need a good healer because this deals up to 24d6 points of damage to you, but increases your damage output at the same time by up to another 24d6.

This would be 24d8+492+168d6 wich is (if all attacks hit and without crits) an avarage of 1188 damage.

If dm allows flaws pick up shakey in illiterite for two more bounus feats

Side Notes[edit]

In fights with a lot of movement, where you aren't able to make full attacks you can use maneuvers wich increase your damage on one strike like f.e. Feral Death Blow.

Even better are either the Sudden Leap boost wichs allows you to move in a swift action, so that you still can take a full attack action, or a Pouncing Charge wich also allows a full attack.

Your low Reflex and Will saves can be avoided with Diamond Mind counters (Moment of Perfect Mind, Action Before Thought), and with Iron Heart Surge you can remove negative conditions.


OBS: Weapon Supremacy gives a +5 boost in only 1 attack after the first (players Choice). There's no feats to buy Weapon supremacy and Improved Critical in the level 20. Slashing Flurry only gives 1 extra attack. Not 1 for each weapon.

Limitations[edit]

Low damage against creatures with high damage reductions. Lack of ranged options. Difficult to fight invisible, hit and run and others diferent oriented style of combat enemies. Weak against enemies with high AC. Items needed for full usage.

DM Counters[edit]

see Limitations

Variants[edit]

Against higher enemies, it could be worth to change the elemental damage enchants with a wounding enchantment on your weapons, wich can deal upt to 24 Con damage to your target in one round. This means a loss of 240 hit points for a creature with 20 hit dice.

Furthermore a vampiric enchantment on your weapons could be a nice choice wich may heal you for up to 24d6 points of damage in one round.

Instead of a Human you may prefer to take an Orc instead, which gives you a +4 to Strength. Over all you lose one feat, which should be Improved Critical which you can replace by a keen weapon enchant, or just accept the loss of the increased critrange.



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