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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
  • Official Arelith Discord: The offical discord, managed by staff including channels for all things Arelith including build channels:
  • 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 builds.
  • 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.
  • Other Stuff

Build Index

Last Updated: 24 July 2022
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These builds should be used as example and they may be out of date, the absolute best source of information at the time of writing this is the Discord channel.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/build-dump Discord channels or can be found in Kenji's (build advisor in both discords) "All Things Ranged" forum post.

Builds Table

Build Race Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Author Description Vetted
Fighter(11), Rogue(3), Blackguard(16) Human Blackguard Fighter Rogue Jack Oat Standard Blackguard summoner Yes
Fighter(24), Paladin(3), 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(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
Fighter(20), Paladin/Blackguard(3), Weapon Master(7) Human Fighter Weapon Master Pal/BG Jack Oat Divine Weapon Master Yes
Wizard(27), Ranger(3) Human Wizard Ranger Jack Oat Standard Wizard 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
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
Shaman(23), Ranger(4), Barbarian(3) Dwarf - Wild Shaman Ranger Barbarian Kenji Zen archery axe throwing build. Yes
Ranger(8), Arcane Archer(18), Monk(4) Elf - Wild Arcane Archer Ranger Monk Jack Oat Generic Ranger/Arcane Archer/Monk build 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
Ranger(4), Knight(10), Shadowdancer(16) Halfling Shadowdancer Knight Ranger Mythic/Merry 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 Mythic/Merry 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
Archer(8), Shadowdancer(11), Arcane Archer(11) Half-Elf Arcane Archer Shadowdancer Ranger Kenji Epic Dodge, DR piercing, same AB as base Ranger Archer build but with less damage and slightly lower AC
Half-Elf variant
Yes
Archer(8), Shadowdancer(11), Arcane Archer(11) Elf-Wild Arcane Archer Shadowdancer Ranger Kenji Epic Dodge, DR piercing, same AB as base Ranger Archer build but with less damage and slightly lower AC
Wild Elf variant
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
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
Rogue(24), Fighter(6) Halfling Rogue Fighter Peppermint Rogue Grenadier Yes
Barbarian(17), Knight(10), Specialist(3) Troglodyte Barbarian Knight Specialist Kenji Requires Normal Award Yes
Barbarian(17), Knight(10), Rogue(3) Troglodyte Barbarian Knight Rogue Kenji Requires Normal Award Yes
Barbarian(17), Knight(10), Blackguard(3) Troglodyte Barbarian Knight Blackguard Kenji Requires Normal Award Yes
Barbarian(16), Knight(10), Fighter(4) Troglodyte Barbarian Knight Fighter Kenji Requires Normal Award Yes


Archer(21), Fighter(6), Specialist(3) Human Archer Fighter Specialist Kenji Basic Archer build for all races Yes
Archer(23), Fighter(4), Specialist(3) Human Archer Fighter Specialist Kenji Basic Archer build for all races Yes
Archer(27), Bard(3) Human Archer Bard Kenji Basic Archer build for all races Yes
Rogue(24), Fighter(6) Human Rogue Fighter Kenji Ranged: Less skill points and one less sneak attack die than the ranger split but more sustained damage.
Note: This is not a beginner friendly build, use at your own risk.
Yes
Arcane Archer(19), Paladin(6), Bard(5) Elf - Wild Arcane Archer Paladin Bard Kenji Lawful Good only, high dmg, high AB, high AC, good saves, but high wind-up time. Yes
Arcane Archer(18), Archer(9), Pal/BG(3) Elf Arcane Archer Archer Pal/BG Kenji Good all-rounder Arcane Archer build Yes
Arcane Archer(19), Archer(7), Paladin(4) Elf Arcane Archer Archer Paladin Kenji Lawful Good only, good all-rounder Arcane Archer build Yes
Arcane Archer(18), Archer(9), Paladin(3) Elf Arcane Archer Archer Paladin Kenji Lawful Good only, good all-rounder Arcane Archer build, Immunity to IGMS Yes
Arcane Archer(13), Shadowdancer(10), Archer(7) Elf Arcane Archer Shadowdancer Archer Kenji Epic Dodge, DR piercing, same AB as the basic Ranger Archer build but with a lot less damage. Yes
Arcane Archer(18), Fighter(8), Bard(4) Elf Arcane Archer Fighter Bard Kenji More sustained damage and feats, less stat-intensive gearing-wise. Yes
Archer(21), Arcane Archer(9) Elf - Wild Archer Arcane Archer Kenji Most skill points and natural HiPS with DR piercing shots. Yes
Arcane Archer(19), Fighter(6), Archer(5) Elf Arcane Archer Fighter Archer Kenji More consistent firepower and feats at the cost of defence. Yes
Shaman(23), Archer(4), Barbarian(3) Human Shaman Archer Barbarian Kenji Ranged: Zen Archery, powerful summons with Elemental Swarm and Aura of Vitality, that and high damage per shot with throwing axe to support the summons. Yes
Fighter(25), Loremaster(5) Human Fighter Loremaster AstralUniverse Designed for 55 UMD and 80 Lore for maximum magic item useage in conjunction with Mundane Dispel resistance CL30 heavy wand/scroll support. Yes
Bard(4), Knight(7/10), Earthkin Defender(19/16) Dwarf - Gold Earthkin Defender Knight Bard Mythic/Merry Useful as a Tank and Party Support with high AB/Damage Boosts for the party and themselves as well as high personal DR. Yes
Rogue(16), Paladin(4), Divine Champion(10) Halfling Rogue Divine Champion Paladin Mythic/Merry Divine Rogue with Divine: Wrath, Might, Shield and high saves with solid AB/AC/Damage. (NOTE: This is blackguard viable as well but as a prestige class it will require some level and feat shuffling). Yes
Barbarian(21), Blackguard(3), Fighter(6) Half Orc Barbarian Fighter Blackguard Mythic/Merry Shows both 2Handed and 1Handed variants. A hard hitting build. Yes
Fighter(8), Weapon Master(7), Divine Champion(15) Human Divine Champion Fighter Weapon Master Kenji Multiple variants including: Human with overwhelming critical feat line, Half Orc with Dual-Wield feat line and Human standard build Yes
Fighter(6), Pal/BG(4), Divine Champion(20) Human Divine Champion Fighter Pal/BG Kenji Multiple variants including: standard build with overwhelming critical feat line and mounted variant Yes
Rogue(8), Fighter(6), Shadowdancer(16) Human Shadowdancer Rogue Fighter TormakSaber Gets the full +2 Rogue AB (+6 weapons), and a very powerful shadow (though sacrificing a bit of shadow power off the top for 4 attacks and the full rogue AB. Yes
Fighter(10), Cavalier(10), Weapon Master(10) Human Fighter Cavalier Weapon Master Kenji Lancer Cavalier build with a focus on saves and hitpoints

PvP build

Yes
Fighter(10), Cavalier(10), Weapon Master(10) Human Fighter Cavalier Weapon Master Kenji Lancer Cavalier build with Overwhelming Critical Yes
Paladin(10), Cavalier(10), Weapon Master(10) Human Paladin Cavalier Weapon Master Kenji Lancer Cavalier build with Divine Feats Yes
Barbarian(20), Cavalier(10) Human Barbarian Cavalier Kenji Barbarian Cavalier build with Epic Damage Reduction 3 and Terrifying/Mighty/Thundering Rage (PVP build) Yes
Paladin(23), Cavalier(7) Human Paladin Cavalier Kenji Paladin Cavalier, more charge damage, 28 CL vs Dispel Yes
Paladin(26), Cavalier(4) Human Paladin Cavalier Kenji Paladin Cavalier, less charge damage, 29 CL vs Dispel, +5 Bless Weapon, ESF: Discipline Yes
Paladin(10), Knight(10), Cavalier(10) Human Paladin Knight Cavalier Kenji Paladin Cavalier, access to divine wands, paladin chain, divine feats, good saves, GSF: Abjuration Yes
Fighter(16), Cavalier(10), Pal/BG(4) Human Fighter Cavalier Pal/BG Kenji Divine Cavalier build with overwhelming critical, 4x great strength, divine feats and good saves Yes
Rogue(19), Cavalier(8), Pal/BG(3) Human Rogue Cavalier Pal/BG Kenji Divine Cavalier (Dex) build using light flail for knockdown, divine feats and epic dodge Yes
Rogue(13), Cavalier(10), Weapon Master(7) Human Rogue Cavalier Weapon Master Kenji Cavalry (Dex) build using katana or light flail, complete with epic dodge and blinding speed Yes
Monk(18), Cavalier(5), Weapon Master(7) Human Monk Weapon Master Cavalier Kenji Cavalry (Dex) build using katana, complete with epic dodge and blinding speed Yes
Rogue(4), Knight(10), Divine Champion(16) Human Divine Champion Knight Rogue TormakSaber High spike AB Knight/Divine Champion build Yes
Archer(5), Fighter(8), Shadowdancer(17) Drow Shadowdancer Fighter Archer TormakSaber Sneaky Crossbow using Drow archer. Courtesy of Dr. B. Uses shadow to tank for the archer in PvE and open up close range sneak attacks, using the Spinneret and HIPS to supplement damage. Yes
Fighter(5), Cavalier(10), Divine Champion(15) Human Divine Champion Cavalier Fighter Kenji Champion Cavalry with better charge, cavalry weapons with bullrush recommended Yes
Fighter(5), Cavalier(10), Divine Champion(15) Human Divine Champion Cavalier Fighter Kenji Champion Cavalry with better wrath, cavalry weapons with stun/daze recommended Yes
Paladin(5), Cavalier(10), Divine Champion(15) Human Divine Champion Cavalier Paladin Kenji Champion Cavalry complete with divine might, shield and wrath as well as GSF: Abjuration Yes
Warlock(30) Human Warlock Kalopsia Summoner Warlock with Epic Damage Reduction Yes
Warlock(30) Human Warlock Kalopsia Blaster Warlock with focus on Eldritch Chain (Chain blast) Yes
Warlock(30) Human Warlock Kalopsia Blaster Warlock with focus on Eldritch Doom (Area blast) Yes
Warlock(30) Human Warlock Kalopsia Blaster Warlock with focus on Hideous Blow (Melee blast) Yes
Paladin(6), Loremaster(4), Divine Champion(20) Human Divine Champion Paladin Loremaster Kenji Divine Smite Loremaster build netting 80 Lore with appropriate gearing Yes
Paladin(16), Divine Champion(10), Loremaster(4) Human Paladin Divine Champion Loremaster Kenji Divine Smite, Loremaster build netting 80 Lore with appropriate gearing Yes
Paladin(7), Weapon Master(7), Divine Champion(16) Human Divine Champion Paladin Weapon Master Kenji Divine Smite Weapon Master build. A pure offensive Smiting build. Yes
Paladin(6), Weapon Master(4), Divine Champion(20) Human Divine Champion Paladin Fighter Kenji Divine Smite Fighter build. Yes
Paladin(5), Cavalier(10), Divine Champion(15) Human Divine Champion Cavalier Paladin Kenji Divine Smite Cavalier build. Yes
Barbarian(26), Fighter(4) Firbolg Barbarian Fighter Kenji Deep Barbarian offensive build with Fighter dip. Yes
Barbarian(23), Fighter(4), Rogue(3) Firbolg Barbarian Fighter Rogue Kenji Barbarian build with Fighter and Rogue dips offering more versatility but sacrificing some offensive power. Yes
Fighter(8), Weapon Master(7), Divine Champion(15) Firbolg Divine Champion Fighter Weapon Master Kenji Divine Champion, Weapon Master build. Yes
Cleric(27), Bard(3) Firbolg Cleric Bard Kenji Standard Battle Cleric build. Yes
Shaman(27), Barbarian(3) Firbolg Shaman Barbarian Kenji Standard Battle Shaman build. Yes
Barbarian(21), Weapon Master(5), Fighter(4) Firbolg Barbarian Weapon Master Fighter Kenji Standard Barbarian, Weapon Master build. Yes
Ranger(27), Invisible Blade(3) Firbolg Ranger Invisible Blade Kenji Dual wield, StrRanger build with Invisible Blade dip Yes
Abjurant Champion Path(30) Half-Orc Spellsword Al Abjurant Champion Path Spellsword Yes
Abjurant Champion Path(30) Duergar Spellsword Peps Abjurant Champion Path Spellsword Yes
Vengeance Oath(27), Bard(3) Human Paladin Bard Dr. B Deep Charisma "Vengeance Oath" Paladin build Yes
Ancients Oath(27), Rogue(3) Human Paladin Rogue NES "Oath of the Ancients" Paladin Yes
Inquisition Oath(27), Rogue(3) Human Paladin Rogue NES "Oath of Inquisition" Paladin Yes
Warpriest Path(23), Fighter(4), Monk(3) Human Cleric Fighter Monk Kenji Dex based Unarmed combat specialized build Yes
Warpriest Path(26), Fighter(4) Human Cleric Fighter Kenji Deep Charisma, Great Smiter build Yes
Cloistered Path(27), Monk(3) Human Cleric Monk Kenji Wisdom based Caster build Yes
Healer Path(27), Monk(3) Human Cleric Monk Kenji Wisdom based Caster build Yes
Cloistered Path(27), Bard(3) Human Cleric Bard Kenji Charisma based Caster build using Divine Shield Yes
Evangelist Path(27), Bard(3) Human Cleric Bard Kenji Charisma based Caster build using Divine Shield Yes
Healer Path(27), Bard(3) Human Cleric Bard Kenji Charisma based Caster build using Divine Shield Yes
Cleric Path(27), Bard(3) Human Cleric Bard Kenji Strength based Divine Battle Cleric Yes
Warpriest Path(23), Fighter(4), Bard(3) Human Cleric Fighter Bard Kenji Strength based Divine Warpriest Yes
Arcane Marauder Path(30) Half-Orc Spellsword Mythic/Merry Epic Damage Reduction Arcane Marauder path build Yes
Vengeance Oath(27), Rogue(3) Human Paladin Rogue NES Vengeance Oath Paladin build with naturally high leadership Yes
Ranger(30) Half-Orc Ranger AstralUniverse Standard Strength Ranger build. Beginner friendly. Yes
Warlock(4), Fighter(6), Blackguard(20) Human Blackguard Fighter Warlock AstralUniverse Standard Deep Blackguard build Yes
Fighter(3), Knight(7), Blackguard(20) Human Blackguard Knight Fighter Zanithar Deep Blackguard Knight build, allowing Heroic Shield on Summons and Knight AB/Damage/Shield buffs and debuffs Yes
Monk(30) Human Monk AstralUniverse Standard Pure Monk build Yes
Hexblade(30) Human Hexblade AstralUniverse Pure EDR Hexblade build Yes