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CB: The Unstoppable Warrior

Updated Fri, Feb 13, 2009 by Darkgolem

The Unstoppable Warrior

By Darkgolem

The unstoppable warrior is a barbarian/fighter designed to take enormous amounts of punishment.  Not so much a tank, in the sense of having a very high armor class, this combatant has enormous hit points, coupled with a moderately good armor class, and a high level of resistance.  This build is meant to be a “sword and board” build, using a shield and armor for maximum armor class.

Normally this would imply an issue for allies of this character, because it would take more healing to heal the unstoppable warrior.  But because of careful enhancement choices, this isn't the case.  With a massive 505 hit points raged, this normally would drain a clerics spell points.  However, these hit point totals are actually an equivalent to a quarter less, because of the human recovery enhancement, before any bonuses a cleric has to healing.  Plus damage is reduced substantially by the 6/- damage reduction this warrior has.  If one is leary of having a build with so many hit points, prepare a dragonshard and respec at levels 4 or 8, after trying out the build,
exchanging tougness for a defensive feat, if it is not what you want.

This character is best with a 32 point build.  This allows substituting dodge for one of the toughness feats, and allows gaining full benefit from using mithril full plate.

Starting Abilities:
28 point build 28 point build (w/bonuses) 32 point build
Str 16 Str 17 (24 raged) Str 16
Dex 10 Dex 10 Dex 14
Con 18 Con 25 (34 raged) Con 18
Int 8 Int 8 Int 8
Wis 8 Wis 8 Wis 8
Cha 8 Cha 8 Cha 8

This build recommended for humans, and the below example includes this.Victorious Warrior

(The build below is based upon a 28 point build)

Hit Points: 455 (505 when raged)

Armor Class: 10 + Items/spells

Saves:
Fortitude: +18 (23 raged)
Reflex: +4
Will: +5 (10 raged)

Class/Race Features:
Fast Movement
Damage Reduction (6/-) (includes enhancements)
Improved Uncanny Dodge
Trap Sense +4
Greater Rage (4/rest, duration is 90 seconds total, including enhancements)

Skills:
Heal +6 ½
Balance +7 ½
Intimidate +10
Jump +20
Spot +2

Feats:
Toughness (X4),  Weapon Focus – Slashing, Power Attack, Iron Will, Improved Critical - Slashing

Enhancements:
Barbarian Willpower 2
Barbarian Toughness 4
Human Improved Recovery 3
Fighter's Strength 1
Barbarian's Constitution 3
Human Adaptability Constitution 1
Barbarian Extended Rage 1
Barbarian Extra Rage 1
Barbarian Improved Damage Reduction 2
Barbarian Power Rage 1
Barbarian Hardy Rage 3
Barbarian Toughness 4



Detailed Progression by level:

Level 1
Class: Barbarian
Feats: Toughness, Iron Will
Skills: Heal +2, Balance +2, Intimidate +4, Jump +4
Enhancements: Barbarian Willpower 1, Barbarian Toughness 1Taking on a Giant

Level 2
Class: Fighter
Feats: Power Attack
Skills: Initimidate +1, Jump +1
Enhancements: Human Improved Recovery 1

Level 3
Class: Fighter
Feats: Weapon Focus: Slashing, Toughness
Skills: Intimidate +1, Jump +1

Enhancements: Fighter's Strength 1


Level 4
Class: Barbarian
Ability Score: +1 Con
Skills: Heal +1/2, Balance+1/2, Intimidate +1, Jump +1
Enhancements: Barbarian Extended Rage 1, Barbarian Constitution 1, Barbarian Extra Rage 1

Level 5
Class: Barbarian
Skills: Heal +1/2, Balance +1/2, Intimidate +1, Jump +1
Enhancements: Barbarian Improved Damage Reduction 1, Barbarian Hardy Rage 1, Barbarian Power Rage 1, Barbarian Desert Lore 1

Level 6
Class: Barbarian
Feats: Toughness
Skills: Heal +1/2, Balance +1/2, Intimidate +1, Jump +1
Enhancements: Human Improved Recovery 2, Human Adaptability Constitution, Barbarian Toughness 2

Level 7
Class: Barbarian
Skills: Heal +1/2, Balance +1/2, Intimidate +1, Jump +1
Enhancements: Barbarian Willpower 2

Level 8
Class: Barbarian
Ability Score: +1 Con
Skills: Heal +1/2, Balance +1/2, Intimidate +1, Jump +1
Enhancements: Barbarian Constitution 2, Barbarian Hardy Rage 2

Level 9
Class: Barbarian
Feats: Toughness
Skills: Heal +1/2, Balance +1/2, Spot +1/2, Jump +1
Enhancements: Barbarian Toughness 3

Level 10Heaps of the Dead
Class: Barbarian
Skills: Heal +1/2, Balance +1/2, Spot +1/2, Jump +1
Enhancements: Barbarian Improved Damage Reduction 2

Level 11
Class: Barbarian
Skills: Heal +1/2, Balance +1/2, Spot +1/2, Jump +1
Enhancements: Barbarian Hardy Rage 3

Level 12
Class: Barbarian
Feats:Improved Critical: Slashing
Skills: Heal +1/2, Balance +1/2, Spot +1/2, Jump +1
Enhancements: Barbarian Constitution 3

Level 13
Class: Barbarian
Skills: Heal +1/2, Balance +1/2, Spot +1/2, Jump +1
Enhancements: Human Improved Recovery 3

Level 14
Class: Barbarian
Skills: Heal +1/2, Balance +1/2, Spot +1/2, Jump +1
Enhancements: Barbarian Toughness 4


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