SRD Warlock (3.5e Optimized Character Build)

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This Build uses various high arcanas from the archmage prestige class to blast things a lot of times per day (more than you will probably need). who said only warlocks could blow everything up constantly



Game Rule Components[edit]

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


None is needed, though everything that gives a bonus in charisma will be good.


Starting Ability Scores (Before Racial Adjustments): Cha 15, Int 14, Dex 13, Wis 12, Str 10, Con 8.

Race (Templates): Human, but caneasily be altered for any race. Starting Racial Traits:

ECL Class/HD/LA Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Feats Class
Fort Ref Will
1st Sorcerer 1 +0 +0 +0 +2 spell focus (evocation), spell focus(any) familliar make sure to max out knowledge (arcana) and spellcraft
2nd Sorcerer 2 +1 + 0 0+ +3
3rd sorcerer 3 +1 +1 + 1 +3 Skill focus (spellcraft) make sure to keep maxing out knowledge (arcana) and spellcraft
4th Sorcerer 4 +2 +1 +1 +4 continue this until level 14, still maxing out knowledge (arcana) and spellcraft. take any good feats.
14th sorcerer 14 +7/+2 +4 +4 +9 make sure you have gotten heighten spell. you now meet the requirements for Archmage, if you know spells from at least 5 different schools. make sure you do that.
15th sorcerer 14, archmage 1 +7/+2 +4 +4 +11 High arcana
16th sorcerer 14, archmage 2 +8/+3 +4 +4 +12 High arcana this high arcana should be spell like ability
17th sorcerer 14, archmage 3 +8/+3 +5 +5 +12 High arcana
18th Sorcerer 14, Archmage 4 +9/+4 +5 +5 +13 High arcana this high arcana should be arcane fire

Other Components[edit]

take a few more archmage levels with any high arcana you want, to improve arcane fire damage. a mastery of shaping would be nice, so you dont blow up your friends. the spell like ability could be any sort of destructive spell. anyway, you should get it as many times per day as possible, and if there's room for it, you should also metamagic it. the arcane fire should be used to burn all your low-level spell slot.


at the point you reach 18th level, you have 51 spells per day, with a total of 232 spell levels. thats an average of around 4,5 spell levels per spell. since you achmage level is 4, if you channel it all as arcane fire, thats 51 times per day you can deal an average of 8-9D6 damage. this is without bonus spells for charisma. in addition to this, you have your spell like ability. (you will actually get more arcane firepower if you dont take you spell like ability to level 9)

Munchkin-Size Me[edit]

get a ring of wizardry IV, and youll have 6 spells and 18 spell levels more for your arcane fire.+++++

Side Notes[edit]

this is not really an overpowered build (or at least i dont think so). rather, its about never running out of spell power.


If you end up in an antimagic field, you're pretty much useless, unless you're halfway decent with sword and/or bow.

NOTE: anitimagic field blocks spells, spell-like abilities and supernatural abilities

Low HP: You're going to want the fighter in your party to make sure you're protected at all times, and have your cleric keep a healing spell or two handy.

DM Counters[edit]

he have only 45 hp. send in something that break through magical protection, and hes DEAD.


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