Dungeons and Dragons Books – How to Make a Cool Character

I am a huge fan of Dungeons and Dragons books. I wanted to share one of my favorite characters with others who are interested. I hope it is of some use to you in making your own characters.

This character build was made to conform to v3.5 of Dungeons and Dragons books and the Living Greyhawk Campaign. It uses 28 point buy system for attributes, and a special race. I hope you like it. 

Race: Snow Elf (+2 Dex, -2 Cha)

Class: Level 1 Barbarian/Level 5 Wizard/Level 10 Fighter.


Strength 16 (10 points), Dexterity 16 (6 points), Constitution 14 (6 points), Intelligence 14 (6 points), Wisdom 8 (0 points), Cha 6 (0 points)

Feats and Abilities:

Level 1(Barbarian 1): Simple Weapon Proficiency, Martial Weapon Proficiency, Light Armor Proficiency, Medium Armor Proficiency, Shield Proficiency, Endurance

Level 2 (Wizard 1): Scribe Scroll

Level 3 (Fighter 1): Heavy Armor Proficiency, Tower Shield Proficiency, Combat Expertise, Extra Rage

Level 4 (Fighter 2): Str +1, Improved trip

Level 5 (Fighter 3):

Level 6 (Fighter 4): Monkey Grip, Weapon Proficiency: Spiked Chain

Level 7 (Fighter 5):

Level 8 (Fighter 6): Str +1, Combat Reflexes

Level 9 (Wizard 2): Extend Rage

Level 10 (Wizard 3):

Level 11 (Wizard 4):

Level 12 (Wizard 5): Str +1, Craft Wand, Power Attack

Level 13 (Fighter 7):

Level 14 (Fighter 8): Improved Critical: Spiked Chain

Level 15 (Fighter 9): Cleave

Level 16 (Fighter 10): Str +1, Weapon Specialisation: Spiked Chain

The idea behind this character is simple. Make a cool fighter who can buff himself with spells and abilities.

This character can use wands even when in armor. A zap of bulls strength, bears endurance, cats grace, enlarge person, haste, and then raging makes this guy somewhat scary:

Str 26, Dex 18, Con 22 large creature with 70ft movement, 20ft reach, 5 attacks of opportunity a turn and a bunch of normal attacks.

Due to monkey grip he can hold a spiked chain in one hand, leaving his other hand free for a tower shield. He will wear mithral fullplate which counts as medium armor so he won’t lose his fast movement ability (with the endurance feat he can sleep in medium armor… no need to ever take it off). 

With 26 Str and being a large creature, he can trip many opponents – definitely a benefit. He can increase his damage and/or his AC with Power Attack and Combat Expertise.

This is a fighter who can be both extremely defensive and extremely offensive. Just an example of some of the cool things you can with your characters when you apply a little foresight to their advancement. And if you haven’t already, grab yourself a copy of the new 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons books. Definitely worth a read.

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