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SoU to HotU

Discussion in 'Neverwinter Nights (Classic)' started by Munchkin Blender, Nov 18, 2008.

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    After playing the OC and having an ending character at level 18 with almost 1/2 million in gold and all +5 equipment was an over kill to start off HotU. I know the equipment would be taken away but the character level was 18 and he had more gold than most; which would continue to add up after selling off any magic equipment my character would/could not use.

    After mulling over HotU and trying a few different builds I decided to play a Monk through SoU and transport the end character to HotU. After playing through SoU my character final level was 13 with close to 200k in gold and a few pieces of equipment.

    The Monk that went through SoU has the following stats: STR 14 DEX 14 CON 14 INT 10 WIS 18 CHA 10 and feats: Hero's Luck, Strong Soul, Weapon Focus - Unarmed Strike, Toughness, Dodge, and Mobility and skills: appraisal 8, discpline 16, lore 16, persuade 16, and tumble 16.

    I started HotU and now the character is a level 15 monk and level 1 fighter. I plan on taking 6 fighter levels to obtain EWS and the rest of the character build will be the Monk class to improve upon the character's spell resistance and stunning fist attack.
     
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    Take one more level of monk to get the 1d20 unarmed damage as soon as possible (and +3 ki). It's a better upgrade than Weapon Specialization. You'll be 16/4 at 20th level which will still grant the maximum number of attacks per round.

    I don't think 18th level is too overkill versus 15th level.
     
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    You are wrong on that. The level 18 character cut through enemies with ease; the character had no problem slicing through the first two levels in chapter one and the game quickly became boring.

    My current character I had to plan my attacks and take a little more precaution as he was only level 13. I actually died in the Inn with the first fight, which never happened to me before. One or two levels can make a difference in the game's difficultly.

    As for holding off on the 16th level for my monk at level 17 it provides the character a +1 in AC thanks to 20 skill ranks in tumble. Yeah I have to wait one more level to obtain the monk level but what I loose in damage for 1 level, I gain a +1 AC for the next 3-4 level, which can be a lifer saver.

    As for my character here is how I plan on leveling him up...

    Level 1-15 Monk
    Level 16 Fighter
    Level 17 Monk
    Level 18-21 Fighter
    Level 22 Monk
    Level 23 Fighter
    Level 24+ Monk
     
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    Depends on the character. I started a 15th level fighter/WM who cut through everyone with ease as well. It's not only the level at the 15-20 range, it's also the character type. A druid/shifter is bit more challenging even at 18th level.
     
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    Not if built right. I played a Druid/Shifter before and she tore through the first few levels of HotU. All of the level 15 characters I played had little to no issue playing through Chapter 1 of HotU; Chapter 2 is when I noticed a big difference in the difficultly of the game.
     
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    Question about AA

    Does the AA enchantment bonus stack with the unlimited arrow enchantment bonus from an upgraded bow in HotU? If so, the AA would be a very powerful class since he/she would be able to throw an array of arrows that are +X.
     
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