View Full Version : Tome of Battle Help

2007-05-03, 05:38 PM
I've recently aquired Tome of Battle and I'm wanting to create an unarmoured* swordsman but i'm torn between Diamond Mind and Iron Heart (i'm wanting to basicly recreate kenshin from samurai x)

Which style would be best to emulate him, and which manuvers/stances would be good?

2007-05-03, 05:58 PM
An unarmed swordsman? Isn't that an oxymoron? Don't you cease to be a swordsman if you aren't using a sword?

Anyway, i don't think Warblade is very good at unarmed combat, the only one of them that fits well is the Swordsage unarmed adaptaptation. Swordsage can't take Iron Heart, so that limits your unarmed aspirations with an unarmed ironheart martial adept.

2007-05-03, 06:03 PM
oops! uh unarmoured**** wow, i feel stupid.

2007-05-03, 06:07 PM
Ah, unarmored, much better.

Huh. Warblade is great for light and medium armor types, so maybe...swordsage is still designed a little more for surviving without armor, like a monk. (Although swordsages can wear light armor.)

See if your DM will let you snag any class abilities from Iajutsu Master (Oriental Adventures) as feats. I believe, specifically, they get Canny Defense and they get to weapon finesse a katana.

2007-05-03, 07:10 PM
This link is to alot of different ToB builds-

This is the Keshin-esque one in the pervious link-