Note: This build calls for lowering the wisdom to 10 when choosing an Aasimar paladin. It seems it does not want to go below eleven.
The purpose of Divine Frenzy Lord is to combine Epic Divine Might and Frenzy with the massive powers of a Stormlord and full Favored soul casting abilities. This build concentrates on creating massive damage on each hit of the spear, both physical damage through massive strength and Enhanced/Improved Power Attack, and magical damage with EDM and Stormlord bonuses. Then, with Supreme/Great Cleave, upon a killing blow, two more will be given to another withing melee reach, and two blows may be enough to fell many opponents, especially swarming monsters. This build does not rely on any magical items whatsoever, give him a mundane spear and heavy armor and he is ready to go.
Why these Race and Classes?Edit
Aasimar is the only race the can efficiently pull off the Divine Frenzy Lord.
- The Aasimar's +2 Charisma bonus is integral in reacing Epic Divine Might.
- The favored class of Paladin prevents any XP penalties
- Full level 9 casting
- Charisma based magic combines well with EDM
- Used solely for Turn Undead allowing EDM
- Frenzy, giving the Frenzy Lord his namesake
- Supreme Cleave
- Enhanced Power Attack
- Contunues a divine casting class
- Massive bonuses to using a Spear
- Extended Storm Avatar is icing on the proverbial cake
|Base attack bonus||24|
- Race: Aasimar
- Classes: Favored Soul 10 / Paladin 4 / Frenzied Berserker 6 / Stormlord 10
- Cleric Domains: none
- Build Nature: Epic Divine Might, Stormlord, Frenzy
- Alignment: Lawful Good
- Deity: Hoar
Note: BAB and saves are without any modifications, please let me know in the discussion board if I have made any mistakes.
|1||Paladin||Power Attack||Smite Evil 1/day|
|2||Paladin||Divine Grace, Lay on Hands|
|3||Paladin||Cleave||Aura of Courage, Divine Health|
|4||Favored Soul||STR 17|
|6||Favored Soul||Great Cleave||Weapon Focus Spear|
|8||Frenzied Berserker||Toughness, Frenzy x1||STR 18|
|9||Favored Soul||Great Fortitude||1st Energy Resistance|
|11||Stormlord||Electrical Resist 5/-|
|12||Paladin||Divine Might||STR 19|
|13||Stormlord||Enhanced Weapons +1, Shock Weapon|
|14||Frenzied Berserker||Supreme Cleave|
|15||Frenzied Berserker||Improved Power Attack||Frenzy x2|
|16||Frenzied Berserker||Deathless Frenzy||STR 20|
|17||Frenzied Berserker||Enhanced Power Attack, Frenzy x3|
|19||Stormlord||Electrical Resist 10/-|
|20||Stormlord||Shocking Burst Weapon||CHR 19|
|21||Stormlord||Great Charisma||Enhanced Weapon +2|
|22||Stormlord||Electrical Resist 15/-|
|23||Stormlord||Great Strength||Shocking Burst and Sonic Weapon|
|24||Stormlord||Enhanced Weapon +3, Electricity Immunity||CHR 21|
|25||Stormlord||Epic Divine Might||Extended Storm Avatar|
|27||Favored Soul||Persistent Spell|
|28||Favored Soul||STR 22|
|29||Favored Soul||Epic Energy Resistance||2nd Energy Resistance|
|30||Frenzied Berserker||Inspire Frenzy x1|
This build is actually fully developed at level 25 (Stormlord 10) gaining Epic Divine Might. The feats at levels 18, 27, and 29 are completely up to the user's discretion. Also, the last five levels can be any combination of Favored Soul, Paladin, and Frenzied Berserker (though I suggest at least two more levels of FS to gain level 9 Cleric spells).
With Epic Divine MightEdit
True variants of this build must use EDM. The only other possibility is to replace Paladin with Blackguard. However, I have been unable to create and efficient build using the Blackguard because it would require the first 8 levels to be Favored soul to aquire the necessary BAB to gain either Blackguard or Frenzied Berserker. The pros of such a variant would be being able to use a different race with a bonus to either CHR or STR, and also would allow the use of Talos as patron deity, the only true deity for a Stormlord.
Without Epic Divine MightEdit
These wouldn't really be variants of this build, but Frenzy Lords could be created by replacing the four levels of Paladin with nearly any High BAB class. Specifically, a human Fighter would have four extra feats to play around with.
--Baron Fel 22:23, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Frenzied berzerkers must be a unlawful alignment. So unless you've managed to move your character's starting path from paladin a little more chaotic, you will not beable to achieve this build. Campaigners beware.