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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Dictum Mortuum Hong Kong Posts: Duskblades are mainly support characters. Knowledge architecture and engineering. I’m surprised you don’t list the bloodline feats from Dragon Magazine Annual.

It has access to a great spectrum of maneuvers, gains boosts to Ref saves from INT bonus, the worst Duskblade savehas a d12 hit die, and the potentially cheesy Weapon Aptitude feature.

You only get 1 more spell known each level, so the spells you choose are of vital importance if you want to be a useful member of your party.

She has no exceptional social skills or CHA-based spells to begin euskblade, so for optimization it would be best to dump this stat. Duskblades don’t get twice the hit points of Wizards.

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This ability lets you use ignore arcane spell failure with some armor and shield types. This would be black or blue if not for the totally useless prerequisite, Willing Deformity, which has its own obstacles. First of all you can’t channel it, at least to hurt an enemy, as it is a swift action mini-buff spell. It can do some damage and even undermine enemy spellcasters, especially if that isn’t their primary role like paladin or ranger. Whirling attack is a full-attack action so it is usable with arcane channeling on a full attack.


Running a human duskblade now 2nd lvl.

Spells and Swords

Notify me of new comments via email. Probably not worth a spell known unless you envision yourself setting up ceiling ambushes a lot or your party truly handgook some other way of moving vertically.

The strength boost helps any melee build and duskblades can recover easily from a small intelligence hit. That ruins using the spell as an duzkblade of surprise or using it to steal equipment. In this case, it’s true that using WRT on yourself is too damn powerful and no sane Handbok would let you do it on yourself. However, it is not extremely useful otherwise. Also half-giants duskblades can use psionic feats.

Remember not to get many spells that require saving throws to affect their targets and to avoid spells that you are not going to use much. Also gives free empower metamagic to the Vampiric Touch spell stored inside. Quite useful against displacement and other forms of concealment.

Note that around that level, you’ll probably get rid of Magic Weapon to take GMW, so this might a candidate. An example of this is Raise Dead. Weapon and Armor Pro? By selecting a few tactical spells, you will easily get the role of the leader in a party. Still, for arcane spellcasting, full BAB, and simplicity, duskblade wins by a landslide; every other option requires extensive use of prestige classes to accomplish it.

Ads by Project Wonderful! The sweet spot for this spell is levels It’s mind-affectingfearrequires two saving throws and spell resistance check.

This spell is going to be your bread and butter channeling spell as it combines offense and defense. The Basics of the Duskblade. Also, get rid of color spray, it won’t be able to affect most enemies. Or you can get a fist spell yandbook try Blade of Force only if you need to bypass incorporeality – hanbdook damage bonus will be next to nothing at those levels. WotC has stated that removing a hand from a two handed weapon to become a “free hand” to cast a spell and returning your hand back to a two handed weapon are both free actions.


Sorcerer The more static, Charisma-based wizard. Again, nice to debuff as a swift action before channeling an attack.

Dwarf Mediocre choice on its own bonuses to Constitution and saving throws are nice, but not nearly as good as a bonus featbut allows entry into the excellent Runesmith prestige class.

Versatile Spellcaster RotD — Make 2 1st-level spells into a single 2nd-level spell, and 2 2nd-level spells into a single 3rd-level… and so on.

It has a number of potent class features as well, though it does lose a fair amount of spellcasting in the process. If you sacrifice good BAB for average, there are some interesting choices for finishing your last 8 levels. You can follow this up if you decide to go deeper in order to get manifesting powers with Cerebremancer. Less cheezy than the Spiked Gauntlet method, and preserves more damage, since your weapon with probably be magic and your gauntlet will be plain.