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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: 19 November 2020
Below is an index of the builds currently found in the build-guides channel of the Official Discord and the Unofficial Discord.
These builds should be used as example and they may be out of date, the absolute best source of information at the time of writing this is the Discord channel.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 note on PvP and builds:
Skill is often the determining factor in PvP, not build. A skilled player will destroy an unskilled one the vast majority of the time even if their build is subpar. Also bear in mind that there's a lot of misinformation about what the 'best' builds are. Some of that comes from seemingly credible sources. For a new player, it can be pretty tough to tell who actually knows what they're talking about from someone who thinks they know what they're talking about and is simply very loud about it.
By: Peppermint

How to Sort the Table

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.
  • Wikimedia tables also supports multiple key sorting, to sub-sort by additional columns, hold down the shift key while clicking on the column headers to sub-sort additional columns.
Special dip representations have been added to the Index
  • Pal/BG: used on builds that have specifically been build to swap Paladin and Blackguard with no other changes to the build.
  • Harp/Zhen used on builds that have specifically been build to swap Harper and Zhentarium with no other changes to the build.
The "Vetted" column indicates if this build has been vetted by the build advisors which currently is flagged "Yes" if the build has been posted in either of the Arelith build-guides or build-dump Discord channels.

Builds Table

Build Race Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Author Description Vetted
Fighter(20), Weapon Master(7), Rogue(3) Human Fighter Weapon Master Rogue Jack Oat Standard Weapon Master Yes
Fighter(11), Rogue(3), Blackguard(16) Human Blackguard Fighter Rogue Jack Oat Standard Blackguard summoner Yes
Fighter(24), Paladin(4), Rogue(3) Human Fighter Paladin Rogue Jack Oat Standard divine Fighter Yes
Fighter(6), Rogue(24) Human Rogue Fighter Jack Oat Standard deep Rogue Yes
Rogue(19), Fighter(8), Monk(3) Human Rogue Fighter Monk Jack Oat Monk kama/quarterstaff Yes
Rogue(13), Fighter(10),Weapon Master(7) Human Rogue Fighter Weapon Master Jack Oat Dex based Weapon Master Yes
Blackguard(16), Knight(10), Rogue(4) Human Blackguard Knight Rogue Jack Oat Summons based melee Yes
Bard(16), Knight(10), Paladin(4) Human Bard Knight Paladin Jack Oat Bard Heavy Knight/Paladin Yes
Bard(16), Knight(10), Fighter(4) Human Bard Knight Fighter Jack Oat Bard Heavy Knight/Fighter Yes
Rogue(10), Monk(20) Human Monk Rogue Jack Oat Standard Monk/Rogue (may be outdated) Yes
Fighter(20), Paladin/Blackguard(3), Weapon Master(7) Human Fighter Weapon Master Pal/BG Jack Oat Divine Weapon Master Yes
Paladin(27), Rogue(3) Human Paladin Rogue Jack Oat Standard deep Paladin Yes
Wizard(27), Ranger(3) Human Wizard Ranger Jack Oat Standard Wizard Yes
Paladin(23), Fighter(4), Rogue(3) Human Paladin Fighter Rogue Jack Oat Paladin dip Fighter variant Yes
Fighter(8), Earthkin Defender(18), Rogue(4) Dwarf - Shield Earthkin Defender Fighter Rogue Jencent b'Ack Epic Damage Reduction Earthkin Defender Yes
Monk(20), Rogue(10) Human Monk Rogue baRKy Standard Monk/Rogue (Updated) Yes
Spellsword(21), Fighter(6), Monk(3) Human Spellsword Fighter Monk Jack Oat Spellmonk, high APR, high AC and Spellsword perks Yes
Fighter(25), Harper Paragon(5) Human Fighter Harper Paragon Jack Oat Harper version of the divine Fighter Yes
Barbarian(21), Fighter(6), Rogue(3) Human Barbarian Fighter Rogue Dr. B One-handed weapon Barbarian Yes
Cleric(27), Bard(3) Human Cleric Bard Dr. B Strength based battle Cleric Yes
Cleric(27), Bard(3) Human Cleric Bard Dr. B Wisdom based caster Cleric Yes
Healer(27), Bard(3) Human Healer Bard Dr. B Wisdom based caster Healer
Build shows Cleric but is interchangeable with Healer Path
Yes
Warlock(30) Human Warlock Dr. B Abyssal/Infernal Pact Warlock Yes
Warlock(27), Blackguard(3) Human Warlock Blackguard Dr. B Fey Pact Warlock, divine dip for saves and AC Yes
Bard(25), Fighter(5) Human Bard Fighter Dr. B Standard Battlebard Yes
Ranger(21), Fighter(6), Bard(3) Human Ranger Fighter Bard Dr. B Strength based Ranger with bane of enemies and epic weapon specialization Yes
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. Yes
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 Yes
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 Yes
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 Yes
Druid(30) Firbolg Druid MajorArcana Pure 30 caster with Evocation/Divination and Tier 3 Dweomercraft Yes
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 Yes
Shadowdancer(14), Monk(9), Weapon Master(7) Human Shadowdancer Monk Weapon Master Jack Oat Epic Shadow, Monk UBAB Weapon Master Yes
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.
Yes
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. Yes
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. Yes
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.
Yes
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.
Yes
Ranger(21), Monk(5), Fighter(4) Human Ranger Monk Fighter Kenji Must be Lawful
Quarterstaff Ranger/Monk build, Good DPS and saves.
Yes
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
Yes
Ranger(21), Monk(6), Specialist(3) Human Ranger Monk Specialist Kenji Must be Lawful
Quarterstaff Ranger/Monk build, Good DPS and saves.
Yes
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.
Yes
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. Yes
Healer(30) Human Healer Jennymint Very flexible and strong healer path summoner/support cleric build. Exceedingly difficult to be killed. Beginner friendly. Yes
Shaman(23), Ranger(4), Barbarian(3) Dwarf - Wild Shaman Ranger Barbarian Kenji Zen archery axe throwing build. Yes
Ranger(7), Arcane Archer(18), Shadowdancer(5) Elf - Drow Arcane Archer Ranger Shadowdancer FortyFive Ranged Stealth build using Hide in Plain Sight. Yes
Ranger(8), Arcane Archer(18), Monk(4) Elf - Wild Arcane Archer Ranger Monk Jack Oat Generic Ranger/Arcane Archer/Monk build Yes
Warlock(23), Fighter(4), Blackguard(3) Human Warlock Fighter Blackguard Jack Oat Feylock Pact, divine melee build. Yes
Spellsword(23), Blackguard(3), Fighter(4) Human Spellsword Fighter Pal/BG Jack Oat Divine Spellsword Yes
Monk(30) Human Monk BaRKy Dex Monk, ki striker build.
Warning: Low Strength and pure monk which can be challenging.
Yes
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 Yes
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.
Yes
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. Yes
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. Yes
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 Yes
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. Yes
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 Yes
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. Yes
Hexblade(26), Monk(4) Human Hexblade Monk Jack Oat Dex Hexblade using Quarterstaff for Monk UBAB. Yes
Hexblade(11), Monk(4), Pale Master(15) Human Pale Master Hexblade Monk Jack Oat Lowish AB, decent damage, high AC/survivability. Yes
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. Yes
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.
Yes
Rogue(19), Fighter(6), Shadowdancer(5) Human Rogue Fighter Shadowdancer Kenji Standard Roguish build with Shadowdancer dip for Hide in Plain sight. Yes
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 Yes
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. Yes
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. Yes
Swashbuckler(8), Divine Champion(15), Weapon Master(7) Human Divine Champion Swashbuckler Weapon Master Garrbear Strength Swashbuckler, Divine Champion Weapon Master variant Yes
Swashbuckler(13), Knight(10), Weapon Master(7) Human Swashbuckler Knight Weapon Master Garrbear Strength Swashbuckler: Knight, Weapon Master variant Yes
Swashbuckler(11), Fighter(12), Weapon Master(7) Human Fighter Swashbuckler Weapon Master Garrbear Strength Swashbuckler: deeper Fighter, Weapon Master variant Yes
Swashbuckler(21), Fighter(4), Weapon Master(5) Human Swashbuckler Weapon Master Fighter Garrbear Strength Swashbuckler: dip Fighter, Weapon Master variant Yes
Sorcerer(26), Blackguard(4) Human Sorcerer Blackguard Garrbear Autostill, solid AC divine Sorcerer Yes
Bard(20), Fighter(5), Weapon Master(5) Human Bard Fighter Weapon Master Garrbear Melee Bard with partial Weapon Master dip Yes
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
Yes
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
Yes
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 Yes
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 Yes
Monk(30) Human Monk BaRKy Dex Monk with epic dodge and high spell resistance. AB and AC are a little low Yes
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. Yes
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. Yes
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. Yes
Barbarian(17), Knight(10), Specialist(3) Dwarf - Shield Barbarian Knight Specialist Papi J High AB Vanguard Barbarian No
Barbarian(17), Knight(10), Specialist(3) Human Barbarian Knight Specialist Papi J High AB Vanguard Barbarian No
Rogue(24), Fighter(6) Halfling Rogue Fighter Peppermint Rogue Grenadier Yes
True Flame(21), Harp/Zhen(5), Pal/BG(4) Human True Flame Harp/Zhen Pal/BG Kenji Auto Still 3, High AC, defensive True Flame with access to Hellball. Yes
True Flame(21), Harp/Zhen(5), Fighter(4) Dwarf True Flame Harp/Zhen Fighter Kenji Auto Quicken 3, Epic Damage Reduction 3, offensive True Flame with access to Greater Ruin and Empower Spell. Yes
True Flame(21), Harp/Zhen(5), Fighter(4) Gnome True Flame Harp/Zhen Fighter Kenji Auto Quicken 3, Epic Damage Reduction 3, offensive True Flame with access to Greater Ruin and Empower Spell. Yes
True Flame(21), Harp/Zhen(5), Pal/BG(4) Human True Flame Harp/Zhen Fighter Kenji Auto Quicken 3, Auto Still 2, gimmicky True Flame with adequate AC (mid 50s). Lacks ESF:Evocation, Hellball and Greater Ruin. Yes
True Flame(25), Harp/Zhen(5) Human True Flame Harp/Zhen Kenji Lower Discipline, high Caster Level/Difficulty Class and access to Hellball. Accessible to most races. Yes
True Flame(26), Paladin/Blackguard(4) Human True Flame Pal/BG Kenji Auto-Quicken 3, offensive True Flame with access to Hellball and Epic Spell Penetration Yes
True Flame(26), Paladin/Blackguard(4) Human True Flame Pal/BG Kenji Auto-Still 3, High AC, defensive True Flame with access to Hellball Yes
True Flame(26), Fighter(4) Human True Flame Fighter Kenji Auto Quicken 3, Epic Damage Reduction 3, offensive True Flame with access to Spell Penetration Yes
True Flame(26), Ranger(4) Human True Flame Ranger Kenji Auto Quicken 3, offensive True Flame with access to Greater Ruin, Hellball and Epic Spell Penetration. Yes
True Flame(25), Shadow Dancer(5) Human True Flame Shadow Dancer Kenji Auto Quicken 3, gimmicky True Flame with access to Greater Ruin but relies on Hide in Plain Sight and corner sneak. Yes
Palemaster(15), Hexblade(10), Weapon Master(5) Human Pale Master Hexblade Weapon Master Jack Oat "Lich Blade" Yes