CB: The Undead Slayer

Updated Fri, Feb 13, 2009 by Darkgolem

The Undead Slayer

By Darkgolem

The Undead Slayer is a built paladin/fighter dedicated to the destruction of the undead.  While the undead slayer can be of any race, this works best with a warforged.  Certainly a warforged has a limitation in both wisdom and charisma, this matters less for a paladin that a regular priest, and the trade off in damage reduction and immunities is well worth it.

The undead slayer is not focused on turning so much as doing damage to undead.  With his or her difficulties with turning (as a paladin and a warforged) this is a lost cause, though turns are used to damage undead using divine light.

Slaying undead involves having a lot of resistances.  A lot of the effects undead use involve curses, poisons, disease and similar effects, along with energy drain and death magic.  Warforged, with their immunity to poison, disease, energy drain, nausea, exhaustion, paralysis and sleep are able to survive the attentions of undead much better than another race.

Starting abilities:
Warforged (28 pt) Warforged (with Bonuses) Warforged (32 point)
Str: 14 Str: 15 Str: 15
Dex: 13 Dex: 13 Dex: 13
Con: 15 Con: 18 Con: 15
Int: 8 Int: 8 Int: 10
Wis: 12 Wis: 14 Wis: 12
Cha: 12 Cha: 14 Cha: 12

Starting Abilities Note:  For the 32 point warforged, 2 additional points are placed in intelligence to gain access to the skill points nescessary to buy the balance skill.
(Below information based upon 28 point build, level 14)

Hit Points: 269Undead Slayer kills a bugbear

Armor Class: 23 + Items/spells

Saving Throws:
Fortitude: +18
Reflex: +8
Will: +11

Class/Race Features:
+2 Con, -2 Wis, -2 Cha
Immune to sleep, energy drain, nausea, exhaustion, poison, disease, paralysis
Extended underwater breathing
Divine Healing has half effect, except lay on hands and divine healing enhancement
Light fortification
Aura of Good +2 to ac and +1 saving throws
Divine Grace (Cha bonus to saves)
Lay on Hands 3/rest (40 points)
Smite Evil 4/rest (+4 to hit, +10 damage)
Immune to fear, allies gain +4 bonus against fear
Turn Undead as level 6 cleric, 7/day
Remove Disease 2/rest
Dr 4/adamantite

Repair +9 ½

Adamantine Body, Toughness (x2), Weapon Focus: Bludgeoning, Dodge, Improved Critical: Bludgeoning, Warforged Improved Damage Reduction, Weapon Specialization: Bludgeoning

Paladin Extra Smite 1
Warforged Construct Thinking 2
Warforged Damage Reduction 1
Paladin Devotion 3
Paladin Bulwark of Good 2
Warforged Healer's Friend 2
Warforged Constitution 2
Paladin Extra Turning 2
Paladin Lay on Hands 2
Paladin Divine Light 2
Fighter Stregnth 1
Fighter Armor Mastery 1
Paladin Toughness 2

(DC 12 + spell level)
Spell Points: 118 (Base 80 + Ability Bonus 38)
Level 1: Virtue, Cure Light Wounds
Level 2: Bull's Stregnth, Resist Energy

Detailed progression by level:

Level 1
Class: Paladin
Feats: Adamantine Body
Skills: Repair +2
Enhancements: Paladin Extra Smite 1, Warforged Construct Thinking 1, Warforged Damage Reduction 1

Level 2Orc's in combat
Class: Paladin
Skills: Repair +1/2
Enhancements: Paladin Devotion 1, Paladin Charisma 1

Level 3
Class: Paladin
Feats: Toughness
Skills: Repair +1/2
Enhancements: Paladin Bulwark of Good 1, Warforged Healer's Friend 1

Level 4
Class: Paladin
Ability Score: +1 Constitution
Skills: Repair +1/2
Enhancements: Warforged Constitution 1, Paladin Extra Turning 1

Level 5
Class: Paladin
Skills: Repair +1/2
Enhancements: Paladin Extra Lay on Hands 1

Level 6
Class: Paladin
Feats: Weapon Focus: Bludgeoning
Skills: Repair +1/2
Enhancements: Paladin Charisma 2, Paladin Divine Light 1, Paladin Devotion 2

Level 7
Class: Fighter
Feats: Dodge
Skills: Repair +1

Level 8
Class: Fighter
Ability Score: +1 Wisdom
Feats: Improved Critical: Bludgeoning
Skills: Repair +1
Enhancements: Fighter Strength 1, Warforged Constitution 2

Level 9
Class: Fighter
Feats: Warforged Improved Damage Reduction
Skills: Repair +1
Enhancements: Fighter Armor Mastery 1

Level 10
Class: Fighter
Feats: Weapon Specialization: Bludgeoning
Skills: Repair +1
Enhancements: Warforged Healers Friend 2

Level 11
Class: Paladin
Skills: Repair +1/2
Enhancements: Paladin Bulwark of Good 2

Level 12Battling Undead Slayer
Class: Paladin
Feats: Toughness
Ability Score: +1 Wisdom
Skills: Repair +1/2
Enhancements: Paladin Extra Lay on Hands 2, Paladin Extra Turning 2, Paladin Toughness 1

Level 13
Class: Paladin
Skills: Repair +1/2
Enhancements: Warforged Construct Thinking 2

Level 14
Class: Paladin
Skills: Repair +1/2
Enhancements: Paladin Divine Light 2, Paladin Toughness 2, Paladin Devotion 3

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