Ultimately, the Duskblade is not good at much else besides dealing damage, so this guide is mostly optimizing for more damage and some amount of utility. the-duskblade-handbook: A guide for the e Duskblade class. I was reading the Duskblade handbook, and I found some perplexing statements. Can you guys help me out? First, it cites this ridiculous post.

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White October 4, at 7: However, since you are a spellcaster and you actually have spells that can’t be channeled, this may come handy.

After 13th level, you basically expend one use of poison to apply it to many targets, which is a bargain dusoblade my book.

What you get is an odd selection of desert and sand-themed spells that are situationally useful. Well, this is the resume of my char: Unfortunately, you can’t treat it like a targeted dispel magicbut it is a touch spell, so you can channel it. The inability to cast spells while raging would be a pain, unless you entered the Rage Mage prestice class Comp War.

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Couldn’t you stack Energy Surge and Arcane Strike if you weren’t already using your swift action for something else? Melf’s acid arrow, 3. Magic weapon is another choice that’ll get you through most of the battles you’ll face. The targeted function is very nice. Extreme Leap — 5 ranks of jump, you can use swift action to get 10 feet bonus on a 10 foot or greater horizontal jump. So, given that, how do I make the best Gishy character I can?


For the record, I think the Duskblade hanfbook best practically optimized, not totally optimized with dips, so you might end up taking this. Email required Address never made public.

A solid use of a handbook, but not my favorite. You cast arcane spells, which are drawn from the duskblade spell list on page Brandon Golby September 13, at 8: However, they do need Skill Points and Feats. An example of this is Raise Dead. I don’t have the RC with me, but anything that was a free action before in terms of spells i.

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Use this when you can’t win a battle. Balance — If you can get 5 ranks in balance, you are not considered flat footed while balancing. He gave a great answer, but I’m hoping for something a little more handboook.

But, it gets better still. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. You have all knowledges as class skills and this feat actually connects your skills with your fighting capabilities.

Nice buff for your whole career. Sebastian Jaschk April 23, at 8: The best prestige class for the Duskblade is probably hanbook powerful even on its own Chameleon, from Races of Destiny and availible duskblads a preview on the Wizards of the Coast website, here. If retraining is an option and the sourcebook is allowed, make sure to take them for the first few levels.


Arguably the most versatile dip.

This is very relevant if you want to use charisma-focused options like Divine Grace. Even better if you manage to critical. You need to provide the gestures required to channel a spell. Probably the best rings you can wear. The Hexblade has better hit dice and has curses that are a pain in the ass to fight against, but doesn’t get that much at higher levels.

Human bonus feat and dragonblood subtype is a nice combination if you want to choose feats available to dragonblood characters only. In this case, it’s true that using WRT on yourself is too damn powerful and no sane DM would let you do it on yourself.

The first one dusoblade the dusklade you’ll need early before duskbpade get your channeling ability, but you’ll want to quickly get rid of them later. Unless you know what you’re doing, don’t get this. Also it has other functions, like destroying Wall of Force.

Your saves will suffer, but your BAB is preserved. This is a bad spell choice.

Also it requires a saving throw. Normally you won’t have a problem with your carrying capacity due to your strength.