Ultimately, the Duskblade is not good at much else besides dealing damage, so this guide is mostly optimizing for more damage and some amount of utility. the-duskblade-handbook: A guide for the e Duskblade class. I was reading the Duskblade handbook, and I found some perplexing statements. Can you guys help me out? First, it cites this ridiculous post.

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The duskblafe is adequate, though not great better than shocking grasp though, which is what you have to use before thisbut the useful part about this spell is the temp HP. You aren’t going to be using it constantly, but is useful to have in stressful situations.

However, with long range, a touch attack, no save and no SR, it is practically a sure thing against anything not resistant to acid. I keep dusklade stories in a blog. Feats Perhaps moreso than your average character, Feats really define a Duskblade. I don’t think that this spell is worth it. You need to provide the gestures required to channel a spell.


Don’t answer to my question here, but use the thread you will hopefully make, but here comes the million dollar question: Hexblade – Samurai – Swashbuckler. As a flavor build ONLY is this an option. It has a great damage output and Elusive Target helps keep it safe. Incarnate – Soulborn – Totemist.

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Erudite Complete Psionics offers a psion variant called the erudite, with much more wizard-like mechanics. I can always make touch attacks with vampiric touch. Dragonslayer This class from Draconomicon is thoroughly mediocre, but it does give you three very useful things at 1st level: If you’re going straight duskblade, or building a gish with sorcerer as the casting side, take Arcane Strike at 9th level or whenever it is you get access to 3rd-level spells.

Duskblades are full casters, so you will quickly upgrade it to open up higher resistance numbers. You gain the ability to ignore arcane spellcasting failure from medium armor at 4th level. Even better if you manage to critical. Waves of Fatigue — Fatigue is a pretty okay debuff, but the cone is smallish and Ray of Exhaustion is better on single targets.

Archivist – Dread Necromancer. Favored Soul – Shugenja – Spirit Shaman. Also, you can use magic items. Illumian, from Races of Destiny. Sonic damage is good. If you channel the touch spell, yes, crystal of arcane steel works. Your last 8 levels are up to you: Martial base classes do have the nice property of being heavily front-loaded i.


Enlarge person helps reach and trip. You might also want to mention that human is required for Chameleon which is the best PRC that you’re likely to enter, and Recaster is a good one for those that wish to take the changeling dusklbade for the races.

Originally Posted by Dhavaer.

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I am currently playing a Fire Hobgoblin and I think it works well. I am impressed both by how thorough you are and by the number of options there are. And even some more general about the game.

Posted by Dictum Mortuum on November 25, Spells H – d20r: I decided to multiclass into wizard to get it. Either means lost spellcasting for that level.

Special thanks to Bloody Initiate, who compiled the following list. Now this is a ray that helps you.

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