Tips on making a build for something 'like' a Paladin?

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  1. Russell

    Russell New Member

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    I am not sure if this is the right place to post. But I wanted to ask, is there a way to make anything similar to a Paladin in Arcanum. Like a Priest, but with some Warrior like abilites, and stats too. for example - A Warrior-Priest.

    If this is possible, how do you do it? I've been struggling for about a month now trying to get something for this, I can't figure it out, lol... either I'm an idiot, or it can't be done.... 'correctly'.
     
  2. Philes

    Philes Well-Known Member

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    Just put points into strength and dexterity, but also invest in the white necromantic college of magick. Not really that hard. I find that magickly-enhanced melee characters can be quite powerful, especially if you incest in backstab and temporal college, just to name a couple.
     
  3. Russell

    Russell New Member

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    Oh okay, thanks... lol I can't believe I didn't think of that. To be honest, I didn't even know what the stats really did, but now I think I get an idea of it. Thanks again.
     
  4. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    Please tell me you did that on purpose!
     
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    Vorak Administrator Staff Member

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    Just use the automated levelling schemes, I'm pretty sure there is one called 'Warrior Priest Good' or something like that.
     
  6. magikot

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    Either the autolevel schemes Vorak mentioned, or as Philes suggested Warrior w/ White necro but I would also add Cha and a decent Persuasion skill to the mix.
     
  7. Russell

    Russell New Member

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    Nope, I'm 100% sure there isn't one. You're thinking of 'Warrior Mage Good'.

    I think I got it though. But thanks for the responses.

    Eh, now I just wanna mess with the UI, and make my own graphics for it... if possible... *sigh*
     
  8. Philes

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    Wow. Well, the "v" key is right next to the "c" key, so I can only blame late night posting on my inability to proofread. Freud would have a field day with that one. I'll have to be more careful penis next time.
     
  9. Xiao_Caity

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    Face it, Freud would have a breakdown trying to analyse this forum. We're all bloody crazy, except for the people who are batshit insane.
     
  10. papa_dog_1999

    papa_dog_1999 Well-Known Member

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    As Freud once said, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar....or maybe a 'toy' for Monica Lewinsky."

    Thanks to Freud I have to put on gloves before I can open a door.

    My parents told me that the Germans hated Freud. Since everyone had a 'Mother Land", except the Germans who had a "Father Land".
     
  11. Xiao_Caity

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    Well, I studied pre-Tertiary Psych, and it's not just the Germans who hate Freud. That man was obsessed with sex, and I'm sure he created more hangups than he diagnosed.
     
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    You know, obsession with sex seems to be a defining trait of a lot of cult-starting visionaries. Psychoanalysis, Objectivism, Family International, Charles Manson...

    I'm seeing a trend here.
     
  13. Langolier

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    It should be simple to create a Paladin.

    5 ranks melee

    5 ranks dodge

    18 dexterity

    18-20 strength

    18 willpower

    5 points divination

    5 points necromantic white
     
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    Only one point divination. They can detect evil but not sarcasm. ^_^
     
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    "I cast Sarcasm!"
    "What?!"
    "Inflict Minor Wounds."
    ~ Celes Quotes List
     
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    He prescribed cocaine to almost all of his patients, I don't think he wound up diagnosing a damned thing.
     
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    Maybe he was so jacked up from the coke he *thought* he was diagnosing patients.
     
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    There is some bright armor, Bronzed Plate I think, or something similar.
     
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    You know...if you were gonna use a D&D style Paladin...he'd have to have high charisma as well....
     
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