Character Builds

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There are a variety of resources out there for build information and it is worthwhile, if you are so inclined, to spend some time considering your build in advance of implementing it. The purpose of this page to assist people looking for more sources of information to build out their characters. The balance between a viable build Mechanically and for Role Play purposes is often a struggle and it is easy to build a character that could be optimised better. There are a number of tools available to assist people with building characters and a number of build examples.

Sources of Information

  • Arelith - PGCC: A dedicated build server found in the list of Arelith Servers.
  • Character builds and equipment builds can be tested here without most of the prerequisite effort required in obtaining experience, gold, equipment, skills, etc.
  • Your character from the main servers can be copied here using the -transfer command
  • Arelith Discord: Arelith specific discord containing build discussion channels and information. This is currently the best place to find build information and more importantly to vet build information.
  • character-build-advice channel: A channel for discussing character builds. There is a role for the build helpers and they show up in Orange (Build Advisor)
  • build-guides: A channel dedicated to vetted example builds, you can find an example of many builds in this channel
  • Arelith Forums: Arelith specific forum containing a Builds & Mechanics sections
  • Although builds can be discussed here, at the time of writing, the predominate source of build support is the Discord. There are some notable things on the forum however.

Build Index

Last Updated: 13 Sept 2020
Below is an index of the builds currently found in the build-guides channel of the Official Discord. Class 1, Class 2, Class 3 are ordered by majority level, alphabetical when equivalent. So, for example, if you want to find a Majority Paladin build, sort Class 1 and find the Paladin section.
These builds should be used as example and they may be out of date, the absolute best source of information at the time of writing this is the Discord channel.
Arelith has many customizations, one of the more notable ones that will impact the below Build Index is to Weapon Focus Feats and it is worth reviewing specifically as some of the builds still refer to the old weapon specific feats. E.g. Weapon Focus: Scimitar would be replaced with Weapon Focus (one-handed edged) when found in the build guides below.
A special dip representation has been added to the Index (Pal/BG) to represent a class interchangeable "Divine" dip. This is used on builds that have specifically been build to swamp Paladin and Blackguard with no other changes to the build.
Build Race Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Author Description
Fighter(20), Weapon Master(7), Rogue(3) Human Fighter Weapon Master Rogue Jack Oat Standard Weapon Master


Fighter(11), Rogue(3), Blackguard(16) Human Blackguard Fighter Rogue Jack Oat Standard Blackguard summoner


Fighter(24), Paladin(4), Rogue(3) Human Fighter Paladin Rogue Jack Oat Standard divine Fighter


Fighter(6), Rogue(24) Human Rogue Fighter Jack Oat Standard deep Rogue


Rogue(19), Fighter(8), Monk(3) Human Rogue Fighter Monk Jack Oat Monk kama/quarterstaff


Rogue(13), Fighter(10),Weapon Master(7) Human Rogue Fighter Weapon Master Jack Oat Dex based Weapon Master


Blackguard(17), Knight(10), Rogue(3) Human Blackguard Knight Rogue Jack Oat Summons based melee


Bard(16), Knight(10), Paladin(4) Human Bard Knight Paladin Jack Oat Bard Heavy Knight/Paladin


Bard(16), Knight(10), Fighter(4) Human Bard Knight Fighter Jack Oat Bard Heavy Knight/Fighter


Rogue(10), Monk(20) Human Monk Rogue Jack Oat Standard Monk/Rogue (may be outdated)


Fighter(20), Paladin/Blackguard(3), Weapon Master(7) Human Fighter Weapon Master Pal/BG Jack Oat Divine Weapon Master


Paladin(27), Rogue(3) Human Paladin Rogue Jack Oat Standard deep Paladin


Wizard(27), Ranger(3) Human Wizard Ranger Jack Oat Standard Wizard


Paladin(23), Fighter(4), Rogue(3) Human Paladin Fighter Rogue Jack Oat Paladin dip Fighter variant


Fighter(8), Earthkin Defender(18), Rogue(4) Dwarf - Shield Earthkin Defender Fighter Rogue Jencent b'Ack Epic Damage Reduction Earthkin Defender


Monk(20), Rogue(10) Human Monk Rogue baRKy Standard Monk/Rogue (Updated)


True Flame(26), Paladin/Blackguard(4) Human True Flame Pal/BG Kenji Auto-Quicken 3, Divine True Flame


True Flame(26), Paladin/Blackguard(4) Human True Flame Pal/BG Kenji Auto-Still 3, Divine True Flame


True Flame(26), Fighter(4) Human True Flame Fighter Kenji Epic Damage Reduction 3, Fighter dip True Flame


True Flame(25), Harper Mage(5) Human True Flame Harper Mage Kenji Auto Quicken 3, Harper Mage dip True Flame


True Flame(21), Harper Mage(5), Paladin(4) Human True Flame Harper Mage Paladin Kenji Auto Quicken 3 and Auto Still 2, Harper Mage and Paladin dip True Flame


Spellsword(21), Fighter(6), Monk(3) Human Spellsword Fighter Monk Jack Oat Spellmonk, high APR, high AC and Spellsword perks


Fighter(25), Harper Paragon(5) Human Fighter Harper Paragon Jack Oat Harper version of the divine Fighter


Barbarian(21), Fighter(6), Rogue(3) Human Barbarian Fighter Rogue Dr. B One-handed weapon Barbarian


Cleric(27), Bard(3) Human Cleric Bard Dr. B Strength based battle Cleric


Cleric(27), Bard(3) Human Cleric Bard Dr. B Wisdom based caster Cleric


Healer(27), Bard(3) Human Healer Bard Dr. B Wisdom based caster Healer
Build shows Cleric but is interchangeable with Healer Path


Warlock(30) Human Warlock Dr. B Abyssal/Infernal Pact Warlock


Warlock(27), Blackguard(3) Human Warlock Blackguard Dr. B Fey Pact Warlock, divine dip for saves and AC


Bard(25), Fighter(5) Human Bard Fighter Dr. B Standard Battlebard


Ranger(21), Fighter(6), Bard(3) Human Ranger Fighter Bard Dr. B Strength based Ranger with bane of enemies and epic weapon specialization


Bard(4), Shadowdancer(10), Pale Master(16) Human Pale Master Shadowdancer Bard Jack Oat NOTE: This is a MEME build, built for pure defence and has next to no offensive capabilities.


Paladin(7), Weapon Master(7), 16 Divine Champion Human Divine Champion Paladin Weapon Master Garrbear Extreme burst damage, full set of divines, top tier save and decent AC


Bard(16), BG(4), RDD(10) Kobold Bard Red Dragon Disciple Blackguard Garrbear Red Dragon Disciple requires a 20 RPR and finding a secret NPC in the Underdark. Not recommended for new players


Bard(26), Blackguard(4) Human Bard Blackguard Garrbear Extremely high skills, Good AB/AC, decent damage and can use via UMD the non-class polearm Elder Dream


Druid(30) Firbolg Druid MajorArcana Pure 30 caster with Evocation/Divination and Tier 3 Dweomercraft


True Flame(26), Ranger(4) Human True Flame Ranger Kenji Nets extra epic feat using Ranger dip, easier build to migrate to non-human race


Spellsword(21), Fighter(4), Weapon Master(5) Human Spellsword Weapon Master Fighter Jack Oat High Damage, high performance, lower saves and more easily dispelled Spellsword


Shadowdancer(14), Monk(9), Weapon Master(7) Human Shadowdancer Monk Weapon Master Jack Oat Epic Shadow, Monk UBAB Weapon Master


Barbarian(17), Fighter(6), Weapon Master(7) Dwarf - Duergar Barbarian Weapon Master Fighter Hegemony Attributes/Stats, Skill Points
High AB, extremely high damage Scythe build, weak on defences except HP and Fortitude saves. NOT beginner friendly but does well with a friend to tank for you.


Fighter(6), Barbarian(17), Weapon Master(7) Dwarf - Wild Barbarian Weapon Master Fighter Jack Oat Full melee build using small race for Two-Hander bonuses using scimitar. High AB, extremely high damage build. Weak on defences except HP and Fortitude saves. Not beginner friendly but does well with a friend to tank for you.


Monk(4), Blackguard(16), Fighter(10) Orog Blackguard Fighter Monk Dr. B Summoner Blackguard with Monk UBAB using Naginata. See notes for tweaking option, including racial tweak to Human.


Fighter(20), Weapon Master(7), Rogue(3) Human Fighter Weapon Master Rogue BaRKy Higher saves Weapon Master variant. Can be used with sword and shield or two-hander. Can be used with other races with small tweaks
Recommended for beginners.


Fighter(20), Weapon Master(7), Rogue(3) Human Fighter Weapon Master Specialist BaRKy Higher saves Weapon Master variant. Can be used with sword and shield or two-hander. Can be used with other races with small tweaks.
Alternative to the Rogue dip is the Specialist dip, netting an additional Epic Skill Focus but costs Evasion. Evasion is more useful mechanically and this is not recommended but it is supported in the build.


Ranger(21), Monk(5), Fighter(4) Human Ranger Monk Fighter Kenji Must be Lawful
Quarterstaff Ranger/Monk build, Good DPS and saves.


Ranger(21), Monk(3), Fighter(6) Human Ranger Fighter Monk Kenji Must be Lawful
Quarterstaff Ranger/Monk build, Good DPS and saves. Higher AB, less saves and late Monk UBAB access compared to other, similar builds


Ranger(21), Monk(6), Specialist(3) Human Ranger Monk Specialist Kenji Must be Lawful
Quarterstaff Ranger/Monk build, Good DPS and saves.


Ranger(27), Monk(3) Human Ranger Monk Kenji Must be Lawful
Quarterstaff Ranger/Monk build, Good DPS and saves. High CL, +5 Blade Thirst and lots of favored/studied enemies
Recommended for Beginners.


Fighter(6), Paladin/Blackguard(4), Divine Champion(20) Human Divine Champion Fighter Pal/BG Dr. B Divine Melee, not as high damage as Weapon Master variant but more durable and flush with feats.


Healer(30) Human Healer Jennymint Very flexible and strong healer path summoner/support cleric build. Exceedingly difficult to be killed. Beginner friendly.


Shaman(23), Ranger(4), Barbarian(3) Dwarf - Wild Shaman Ranger Barbarian Kenji Zen archery axe throwing build.


Ranger(7), Arcane Archer(18), Shadowdancer(5) Elf - Drow Arcane Archer Ranger Shadowdancer FortyFive Ranged Stealth build using Hide in Plain Sight.


Ranger(8), Arcane Archer(18), Monk(4) Elf - Wild Arcane Archer Ranger Monk Jack Oat Generic Ranger/Arcane Archer/Monk build


Warlock(23), Fighter(4), Blackguard(3) Human Warlock Fighter Blackguard Jack Oat Feylock Pact, divine melee build.


Spellsword(23), Blackguard(3), Fighter(4) Human Spellsword Fighter Pal/BG Jack Oat Divine Spellsword


Monk(30) Human Monk BaRKy Dex Monk, ki striker build.
Warning: Low Strength and pure monk which can be challenging.


Monk(20), Fighter(10) Human Monk Fighter BaRKy Dex Monk, ki striker build. Low Strength, it has a rough early start but once geared it will be smooth sailing


Monk(20), Fighter(6), Divine Champion(4) Human Monk Fighter Divine Champion Kenji Dex Monk, ki striker build. Low Strength, it has a rough early start but once geared it will be smooth sailing
Build shows Fighter(10), check notes for Divine Champion variant.


Monk(20), Divine Champion(6), Fighter(4) Human Monk Divine Champion Fighter Kenji Dex Monk, ki striker. Deeper Divine Champion gains better saves and low level divine wrath. This is an exceedingly difficult/expensive build to gear well, the Fighter(6) variant of this build is recommended.


Monk(20), Divine Champion(4), Fighter(6) Human Monk Fighter Divine Champion Kenji Dex Monk, ki striker. Fighter variant of the deeper Divine Champion(6) build. Easier to gear properly.


Shaman(27), Tribal Barbarian(3) Human Shaman Tribal Barbarian Kenji Caster and summoner build with decent tribals. High summon counts with tribals and elemental swarm. Focuses on Conjuration, Transmutation and Divination


Shaman(27), Monk(3) Human Shaman Monk Kenji Caster and/or summoner with higher AC. Focuses on Conjuration, Evocation and Abjuration for damage as well as breaching/dispelling.


Shaman(27), Ranger(3) Human Shaman Ranger Kenji Caster and/or summoner, one extra Epic Spell Focus via Ranger dip. Solid all-rounder Shaman build. Focuses on Conjuration, Evocation, Abjuration and Divination


Hexblade(27), Blackguard(3) Human Hexblade Blackguard Jack Oat Divine Hexblade. Nets on-hit healing, multiple damage curses and the Hex of Neglect for AC decrease.


Hexblade(26), Monk(4) Human Hexblade Monk Jack Oat Dex Hexblade using Quarterstaff for Monk UBAB.


Hexblade(11), Monk(4), Pale Master(15) Human Pale Master Hexblade Monk Jack Oat Lowish AB, decent damage, high AC/survivability.


Ranger(4), Knight(10), Shadowdancer(16) Halfling Shadowdancer Knight Ranger Meriam Fuzzypaws High AC, survivability, low damage (when not sneak attacking with shadow). Epic Shadow guards character and Knight wards another character for maximum bodyguard power.


Rogue(4), Knight(10), Shadowdancer(16) Halfling Shadowdancer Knight Rogue Meriam Fuzzypaws High AC, survivability, low damage (when not sneak attacking with shadow). Epic Shadow guards character and Knight wards another character for maximum bodyguard power.
Rogue varient to Ranger dip. Trades 1 AB for +1 AB on Rogue proficiency weapons which nets +5 Dalesword for that Damage Resistance penetration as well as more skill points and access to the other Roguish level 20 bonuses. This is a solid upgrade over the Ranger variant.


Rogue(19), Fighter(6), Shadowdancer(5) Human Rogue Fighter Shadowdancer Kenji Standard Roguish build with Shadowdancer dip for Hide in Plain sight.


Rogue(19), Fighter(6), Shadowdancer(5) Elf - Moon Rogue Fighter Shadowdancer Kenji Standard Roguish build with Shadowdancer dip for Hide in Plain sight. Elf varient


Hexblade(4), Pale Master(10), Blackguard(16) Orog Blackguard Pale Master Hexblade Meriam Fuzzypaws Melee/Blackguard summoner, immune critical Blackguard build with both divine might/shield and Blackguard saves.


Hexblade(4), Pale Master(16), Blackguard(10) Orog Palemaster Blackguard Hexblade Meriam Fuzzypaws Melee/Palemaster summoner, immune critical and gains Epic Spell: Mage Armor, both divine might/shield and Blackguard saves.


Swashbuckler(8), Divine Champion(15), Weapon Master(7) Human Divine Champion Swashbuckler Weapon Master Garrbear Strength Swashbuckler, Divine Champion Weapon Master variant


Swashbuckler(13), Knight(10), Weapon Master(7) Human Swashbuckler Knight Weapon Master Garrbear Strength Swashbuckler: Knight, Weapon Master variant


Swashbuckler(11), Fighter(12), Weapon Master(7) Human Fighter Swashbuckler Weapon Master Garrbear Strength Swashbuckler: deeper Fighter, Weapon Master variant


Swashbuckler(21), Fighter(4), Weapon Master(5) Human Swashbuckler Weapon Master Fighter Garrbear Strength Swashbuckler: dip Fighter, Weapon Master variant


Sorcerer(26), Blackguard(4) Human Sorcerer Blackguard Garrbear Autostill, solid AC divine Sorcerer


Bard(20), Fighter(5), Weapon Master(5) Human Bard Fighter Weapon Master Garrbear Melee Bard with partial Weapon Master dip


Archer(7), Shadowdancer(10), Arcane Archer(13) Half-Elf Arcane Archer Shadowdancer Ranger Kenji Epic Dodge, HiPS, DR piercing, same AB as base Ranger Archer build but with less damage and slightly lower AC
Half-Elf variant


Archer(7), Shadowdancer(10), Arcane Archer(13) Elf-Wild Arcane Archer Shadowdancer Ranger Kenji Epic Dodge, HiPS, DR piercing, same AB as base Ranger Archer build but with less damage and slightly lower AC
Wild Elf variant


Swashbuckler(8), Fighter(6), Assassin(16) Human Assassin Swashbuckler Fighter Garrbear Dex Swashbuckler, decent damage, epic dodge and can fit blind speed. Also has Tier 3 Dweomercraft


Bard(23), Fighter(4), Paladin/Blackguard(3) Human Bard Fighter Pal/BG Jack Oat Updated divine Bard, more dispel resistant while still meeting divine might/shield requirements


Monk(30) Human Monk BaRKy Dex Monk with epic dodge and high spell resistance. AB and AC are a little low


Fighter(6), Paladin/Blackguard(4), Divine Champion(20) Halfling Divine Champion Fighter Pal/BG Kenji Halfling hybrid shortsword/sling and shield build. Divine Champion variant, nets deep divine wrath and solid saves.


Fighter(24), Blackguard(3), Rogue(3) Halfling Fighter Blackguard Rogue Kenji Halfling hybrid shortsword/sling and shield build. Deep fighter variant, nets more AC and DR piercing on +4 weapons (dale sword, crossbow). Better quality of life through Rogue.


Healer(23), Ranger(4), Monk(3) Human Healer Dr. B Dex battle Healer, domains and foci can be swapped as needed but death domain is recommended for empowered harms. Very dispellable on a build very dependant on buffs.