So rather that just look at my arcane I want to introduce my current second toon who eventually will end up as a Barbarian but is currently a fighter. Reincarnation is such a pain in the butt but the advantages it brings makes it worthwhile even if you are looking at years of working on the character. However this particular toon is still a long way from hitting his potential.
Now I would never even remotely claim to be a melee expert, this is just me working towards something I think works. I am not going to take every past life just those that will help my melee character so after finishing this life he will have 3 past lives as a fighter, 3 as a monk and a couple of barbarian. This is the point where I work towards the racial reincarnations that should help me. Half Orc, Dwarf and Warforged are definite’s however the debate I have is should I take dex based past lives?
You may note that my current preferred weapon is a level 4 Falchion, however is is so effective well beyond where I can start using it that even at level 15 I am quite happy to use it. The fact I want a two handed weapon is one of the reasons I will probably finish as I half orc barbarian with 3 or 4 racial points I can use to increase his effectiveness. It still feels strange talking about a character that is not in it’s expected class as a barbarian but is currently as a fighter, he will not be a completionist but he will be effective up to the epic levels although once capped I am not sure how effective he will be till I start running those quests.
I can drill down into just how effective he is in heroic levels but it doesn’t begin to explain the abilities this character will have in a couple of lives. He is though my go to choice at present when I don’t want to run my Air Savant and he is currently playing in Gianthold (which should be clear from the images). My issue with all my melee is that I tend to struggle to play them for any length of time, I will play for a few weeks and then switch back to arcane casters mainly Sorcerer and Warlock.
I think next week I will look at my class completionist and talk about the plans for hitting racial completionist for all 11 races (does wood elves count as an extra?).