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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Slightly cheezy, check with your DM. However, if those magicks stop you from hitting them, then this channel is not as useful.

The Duskblade’s Handbook

Less cheezy than the Spiked Gauntlet method, and preserves more damage, since your weapon with probably be magic and your gauntlet will be plain. Bloodstone — A spellstoring weapon but only for Vampiric Touch spells.

Your feats are pretty standard for a Duskblade, except maybe from Combat Expertise. Well, this is the resume of my char: This is not comprehensive. She has no exceptional social skills or CHA-based spells to begin with, so for optimization it would be best to dump this stat.

It is therefore very good, because you need that proficiency for a lot of gish prestige classes. Player’s Handbook II variant, p.

When the time is right, strike with a shield bash and channel your Vampiric Touch to try and kill them. Very bad, not recommended, but you could do it to show off.

Assuming that you can cast the spells stored into this ring and you have a caster to load it with touch spells, this can be invaluable. Prestige Classes Even as a pure Duskblade, you should enter a Prestige class after level 3. However, they do need Skill Points and Feats. While a decently balanced class by itself, the Duskblade can potential benefit from some base class dips.

However, it is not a duakblade priority unless you really want the HPs for your party. Handblok and a well placed Ghoul Touch can reduce the saving throws of your enemies, making it easier for your fellow spellcasters to land uandbook spell. After that, you have a bit of a choice to make: They are very good, but just not for this class.

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Spells and Swords

Poison Spell can be combined with the Master of Poisons feat, to force your opponent to save against two poison checks in just one attack. Arcane Thesis lets me empower it cheaply and, together with Practised Spellcaster, restores my caster level with it to full. This is basically better Swashbuckler. And spikes are part of the armor, u are always armed with them.

Humans make the best duskblades simply because of their bonus feat; melee classes can make very good use of feats. It is a way to have normal DCs. Most spells, though, are Swift Actions.

The main reason to go to level 4 besides spells. If you decide to build a Duskblade on spells that allow saves, this can also be a good choice, as well. No-save damage to mental ability scores. You need a material component to cast it, thus it requires a free hand. If you just cast the spell and deliver it with your hand, then it doesn’t work. I will revise my question somewhat in light of this and narrow it down.

Otherwise, eternal wands will do the trick. There are two things I have spotted which work for the duskblade but how well they work is another thing: It says after casting it, I can declare that my next melee attack will be a fracturing blow.

You start with casting in light armor, and get better at casting in heavier armor over time. I’m having a lot of difficulty interpreting the wording of Arcane Channeling, more specifically, the duration of how long the weapon remains “charged” or when the spell “discharges.

While the race is more or less designed for duuskblade, the Illumian Words quality makes them well-suited for mixed-role classes such as the Duskblade. Also, Duskblades already get this for free.


Sidestep MH28 — There are too many hancbook.

Now in the rare occasion that you find yourself wanting to hop around regularly, get an eternal wand of this. Also can be used to provide cover. Although this is a ray, it deals heavy damage to specific targets and serves as a good swift casting. Probably the best weapon if you don’t have the feats to invest. Ok if your mind is set on wearing heavy armor, but note that you are better off using mithral material. 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 route for the races.

That way I could use heavy armor without loss of spellcasting ability.

Thethan’s guide to duskblades

Map out your choices and combos in advance, and try to be ready to cover situations where one attack style won’t work, so you fall back on another. It’s the best and featless! It will let you swap the worthless ride with tumble. Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 Last Jump to page: You can cast any spell you know without preparing it ahead of time. Balance — If you can get 5 ranks in balance, you are not considered flat footed while balancing. At any event, don’t take both spells, but choose between the two.

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