Trying to be prepared with my build when Pathfinder Wotr releases. There seems to be a massive amount of new options and factors to take into consideration compared to the Kingmaker experience. I’d appreciate some help with cobbling together a Dhampir frontline build. Love the flavour of the race and had plenty of fun toying around with Jaethal’s undead trait in kingmaker. Other than the race choice and restricting myself to choices that would make somewhat sense “in universe” I do like optimizing and would love some help from you guys with beta experience!
My initial thought was to make a Vivisectionist Dhampir that was built for utilizing the feral mutagen and alchemist buffs. Either just going full vivisectionist or following closely to the build bellow (Modified from InEffect’s build). Including a bite on a “vampire” build seems thematically appropriate and the vivi was great in kingmaker.
Other classes I’m considering is a magus, inquisitor or warpriest build of some sort. For the magus i find Sword saint to be pretty apealing, but highly item dependant. Not sure what will be available.
Eldritch scion seems to want draconic / serpentine bloodline for a tanky frontliner, but it would be a flavour fail to not choose undead in my opinion. Same situation with the bloodrager bloodline options.
For the inquisitor or warpriest I’m much more uncertain how i should build this character, but the subtypes that get sneak attack looks interesting, and channelling negativ energy (warpriest) seems interesting for the dhampir.
How would you guys build a frontline tanky Dhampir? Is the build bellow viable for harder difficulties in your opinion? Would it get shredded by touch attacks (heavy armor build)? Anything you would change with access to all the new options for class dips and mythic powers? Are there other classes/builds that you would recommend me to look into? What mythic path / powers / feats would compliment this build?
Race: Moroi-Born (Sacred Ancestry)
(+2 str, +2 int, -2dex)
STR 19 > 24
Acolyte adds Persuasion and Lore (Religion) to the list of her class skills. She can also use her Wisdom instead of Charisma while attempting Persuasion checks (assuming this works for dazzling?).
Aldori Defender 9, Alchemist (Vivisectionist) 7, Rogue (thug) 4.
1 Fighter - Dodge // Weapon Focus: Dueling Sword
3 Fighter - Improved Unarmed Strike // Crane Style
4 Alchemist - Feral Mutagen
5 Alchemist - Dazzling Display
6 Alchemist - Combat trick > Outflank
7 Alchemist - Crane Wing
8 Alchemist - Feral Wings
9 Fighter - Shatter Defenses
10 Fighter - Crane Riposte
11 Fighter - Blind fight // Heavy Blades
13 Fighter - Combat Reflexes
15 Fighter - Seize the Moment // Fighter Tactics // Heavy Blades
17 Rogue - Improved Critical: Dueling Sword // Combat Trick > Greater Weapon Focus
19 Rogue - Power Attack // Combat Trick > Dreadful Carnage