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    WolfInSheepsClothing

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    Default Standard Overpowered Build 3.5

    In the upcoming months, one of my party's DMs offered to run a 3-4 session campaign with level 10 characters. One of my fellow party members teamed up with someone else to essentially create an extremely overpowered elemental that casts as a 26th level caster, and has access to 10th level spells. Or so he claims.

    I want to be able to have fun torturing the DM as well, but most of the Optimized builds aren't broken until level 20, therefor I want to know if y'all have any insanely broken builds that are crazy enough at level 10.

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    Default Re: Standard Overpowered Build 3.5

    Access to 10th-level spells? Did he take Improved Spell Capacity, did he take Epic Spellcasting, or is he literally casting Karsus' avatar?

    Anyhow, there are plenty of super broken level 10 builds, either through templates (Tauric, Symbiotic), or through level-draining some kind of fusioned monstrosity, or through minionmancy (talk to RoboEmperor about that), or through something like Illithid Savant + Vermin Lord + a bunch of [calling] spells. What exactly are you looking for?
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    Libris: look at your allowed sources. I don't think any of your options were from those.
    My incarnate/crusader. A self-healing crowd-control melee build (ECL 8).
    My Ruby Knight Vindicator barsader. A party-buffing melee build (ECL 14).

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    Daemon

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    Default Re: Standard Overpowered Build 3.5

    Somehow I don't think the DM meant he should play a 10th level Vaati.

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    Default Re: Standard Overpowered Build 3.5

    Changeling Lion Totem Barbarian 2/ Warblade 2 / Warshaper 4 / (something else - more Warblade?) 2. With the cheesy reading and a bit of time to get ready, you have all of the Natural Weapons (and yes, I mean one of each). With the super-cheesy reading, you really have all of the natural weapons (meaning, as many of each as you want).

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    Default Re: Standard Overpowered Build 3.5

    Eh, Pun-Pun? You can go infinite any number of ways by level 10. Hmm, you could get pretty high up in Beholder Mage; that's a pretty cool class. Not as strong as epic spellcasting but close. You could of course just feat your way into epic spells and play a Dragonwrought Kobold to take Epic Spellcasting yourself (though you'd need some HD stack to deal with the skill rank requirement). Really, if you really feel like it, you can do anything by level 10. The game has precious few limitations and there's nothing you can't just Manipulate Form for.
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    Default Re: Standard Overpowered Build 3.5

    See the e6 circle magic build for an example.
    ExFighter: Immunity to Wizard
    Stutter Caster: Eliminate all spell defenses (SR, Save, AC).
    The Clockwork Wizard: All spells in no time.
    Piercing Immunities: Uncounterable Counters.
    Planar Soldiers of Mystra: Invincibility from planar traits.
    A Core Only Fighter 20 that kills things

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    Default Re: Standard Overpowered Build 3.5

    Ok, I managed to dig up one of the old Campaign Smashers threads in the Wayback machine:

    http://web.archive.org/web/200710152...d.php?t=897351

    Most of the links are dead or non-functional, but should give you some goodle-fodder.

    Next thread to check would be the Famous Optimized Character Builds. Some of these builds were mentioned in the Campaign Smashers, and most of them have been archived on the GITP forums in some form. Here's a few of them that can be done by ECL 10:

    Omniscificer
    Bubs
    Festering Anger Lad
    Sleeping Raven Infinite Blood Frenzy
    Trouserfang Dwarf
    Haberdash the Masked
    The Cube
    The Big Guy is With Me

    There may be a few others in there, but I'm getting "temporarily unavailable" errors from the minmax links.

    Hmm. Looking back on that Campaign Smashers thread... there are several builds mentioned that aren't in the Famous Optimized Character Builds thread. Might be worth tracking some of those down...

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    Default Re: Standard Overpowered Build 3.5

    A classic would be to abuse the cost rules for trained animals. I remember there you could start the game with four Rocs by claiming you trained them as part of the back story, and buying exotics and using high animal checks is very abusable. The slavery rules from Lords of Madness are also highly abusable, with set prices for slaves.

    It is now infinite money loop time, with Wall of Salt or the like to make infinite money to buy infinite minions. If the DM doesn't like that, Gnomish Quickrazor Chicken Infested Commoner with Handle Animal cranked can make an infinite swarm of chickens to kill their enemies.
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    Default Re: Standard Overpowered Build 3.5

    Human or Frostblood Half-Orc, Divine Minion of Anhur (+1 LA bought off), Fast Movement Ranger 1/ Master of Many Forms 7/ Warshaper 1 (or Warshaper 2 if you're still 10th after spending 3k xp).

    Feats: Alertness, Endurance, Track, Aberration Blood: Flexible Limbs, Aberration Wild Shape, Assume Supernatural Ability: Eye Rays.
    If you can take flaws, also get Flyby Attack.

    You'll have the Wild Shape ability of a Druid 18, but no animal forms but lion. You'll have all the sizes and forms granted by Master of Many Forms, plus you can take the form of any aberration within your limits of 18 HD and tiny to huge size. When in the form of a beholder of any kind you'll have full access to that form's "Eye Rays" supernatural ability, which includes all of its individual eye ray effects as they're all classified under a single special ability by that name.

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    Default Re: Standard Overpowered Build 3.5

    Pure Artificer.

    Use the Divine Crusader's spell list to craft Scrolls of Wishes at level 7. A Mithral Golem only costs 15,000xp total to create with Wish. So if you start at level 10, you can start at level 8 with a Mithral Golem.

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    This build title: Kill everything short of Pun Pun.

    Race: Human (SRD), Kaorti (FF), Necropolitan (LM) Evolved Undead 6
    Class: RHD 2, LA 8
    Feats
    H: Quick Draw
    1: Lifesense


    Equipment [49k gp]
    [20k] Rod of Embassy (Far Realm)
    [~18k]+1 Transmuting Dagger
    [0gp] Duck tape. Duck tape the rod to your hand
    [11k] left over

    Step 1
    Ducktape the Rod of Embassy to your off hand, never get rid of it... ever...

    Step 2:
    Stab everything with your infinite rounds of action.
    Suggestion: Knock em unconscious with nonlethal dmg then cup de grace.

    Bonus thingy
    Your Undead, you don't eat, sleep, or breath, you could literally go anywhere do anything.
    Living things also shed light for you... flashlights lol, and you know when they are dead, because then they don't shed light.
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    Shocki, Dom's Pet Dragons (10 of em)

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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Standard Overpowered Build 3.5

    I have no idea how that works.

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    Default Re: Standard Overpowered Build 3.5

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyutaru View Post
    I have no idea how that works.
    Quote Originally Posted by rod of embassy
    When a creature carries a rod of embassy keyed to its home plane, it is considered to be on that plane for as long as it holds the rod.
    Quote Originally Posted by Far Realm
    Flowing Time: A minute in the Far Realm equals no time on the Material Plane. The Far Realm is outside time, existing both before and after time's reign, if words like "before" and "after" have any meaning there.
    Kaorti are from the Far Realm. I think you can connect the dots .

    It's not entirely clear whether the Far Realm constitutes a plane, though. Certainly in Afrocanon it is not.
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    Libris: look at your allowed sources. I don't think any of your options were from those.
    My incarnate/crusader. A self-healing crowd-control melee build (ECL 8).
    My Ruby Knight Vindicator barsader. A party-buffing melee build (ECL 14).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExLibrisMortis View Post
    It's not entirely clear whether the Far Realm constitutes a plane, though. Certainly in Afrocanon it is not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Far realm
    Combat: Other than the sporadic elemental and energy traits and the maddening nature of the plane, combat is normal in the Far Realm. Against the entities that rule this plane, combat is also vanishingly brief
    I think it is, many creatures are native to it, In its combat section it is referred to as a plane.
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    I proudly proclaim myself The Godking of Psionics, disagree? lets talk about it.

    Shocki, Dom's Pet Dragons (10 of em)

    Quote Originally Posted by Flappeercraft
    Can I sig the Lmao Yee btw?
    Quote Originally Posted by Flappeercraft
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    This Campaign Smashers III thread serves as a basis for your further research.

    Also, Hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D&DPrinceTandem View Post
    This build title: Kill everything short of Pun Pun.
    /snip/
    [0gp] Duck tape. Duck tape the rod to your hand...
    /snip/
    Ducktape the Rod of Embassy to your off hand...
    While I find this idea hilarious and applaud the creativity, I can't help but feeling sorry for the poor ducks. Do you really have to steal their tape?
    Sorry, couldn't resist. Yes, I'll show myself the door right away, before the shouting and shoe-throwing starts...

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    Ogre in the Playground
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    But what if the tape is a gift from the ducks made from their dead ducky enemies?
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    And I do agree that the right answer to the magic/mundane problem is to make everyone badass.
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    If you're of a philosophical bent, the powergamer is a great example of Heidegger's modern technological man, who treats a game's mechanics as a standing reserve of undifferentiated resources that are to be used for his goals.
    My Complete Tome of Battle Maneuver/Stance/Class Overhaul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endarire View Post
    But what if the tape is a gift from the ducks made from their dead ducky enemies?
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