Erdrique’s Next Life-Rogue Thief Acrobat

Well, Erdrique should be wrapping up his monk life within the next week which means it is time to discuss his next heroic life.  In this iteration, I plan on taking Erdrique through a rogue life.  I want to try out a Thief Acrobat build.  I haven’t played that type of rogue before and I’m looking forward to swinging a quarterstaff around.  My main focus is to do as much damage as I can with my quarterstaff, primarily using dexterity to hit and to damage.  I also want to be as “skillful” as possible, maxing out my disable device, open lock, use magical device, spot, and search as much as possible.  I also want to be as stealthy as possible.  So here is my thoughts:

**Updated 3/15/2015: Thanks for all comments everybody :).  I decided to take two points out of my Charisma and drop it from 10 to 8 and move up my Strength from 10 to 12.  This allowed me to take Power Attack and the other combat based feats.  I think this will be better as I was able to take Power Attack, Cleave, Two Handed Fighting, Improved Two Handed Fighting, and Improved Critical: Bludgeoning.  My skills went down some but they should still be high enough to do what I need them to do.**

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Erdrique Hauksness

Level 20 Neutral Good
Human Male
(20 Rogue)
Hit Points: 292
Spell Points: 0
BAB: 15\15\20\25\25
Fortitude: 11
Reflex: 23
Will: 7

Abilities (36 Points)

Starting Base Stats (Level 1)

Ending Base Stats (Level 20)

Feat/Enhancement Modified Stats (Level 20)

Strength

12

15

19

Dexterity

18

28

32

Constitution

16

21

21

Intelligence

14

19

19

Wisdom

8

13

13

Charisma

8

13

13

Tomes Used

+1 Tome of Strength used at level 2
+1 Tome of Dexterity used at level 2
+1 Tome of Constitution used at level 2
+1 Tome of Intelligence used at level 2
+1 Tome of Wisdom used at level 2
+1 Tome of Charisma used at level 2
+2 Tome of Strength used at level 6
+2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 6
+2 Tome of Constitution used at level 6
+2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 6
+2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 6
+2 Tome of Charisma used at level 6
+3 Tome of Strength used at level 10
+3 Tome of Dexterity used at level 10
+3 Tome of Constitution used at level 10
+3 Tome of Intelligence used at level 10
+3 Tome of Wisdom used at level 10
+3 Tome of Charisma used at level 10
+4 Tome of Strength used at level 14
+4 Tome of Dexterity used at level 14
+4 Tome of Constitution used at level 14
+4 Tome of Intelligence used at level 14
+4 Tome of Wisdom used at level 14
+4 Tome of Charisma used at level 14
+5 Tome of Strength used at level 18
+5 Tome of Dexterity used at level 18
+5 Tome of Constitution used at level 18
+5 Tome of Intelligence used at level 18
+5 Tome of Wisdom used at level 18
+5 Tome of Charisma used at level 18

Skills

Base Starting Skills (Level 1)

Feat/Enhancement Modified Skills (Level 20)

Balance

8

38

Bluff

3

28

Concentration

3

6

Diplomacy

-1

13

Disable Device

6

30

Haggle

-1

5

Heal

-1

2

Hide

8

38

Intimidate

-1

6

Jump

5

18

Listen

1

25

Move Silently

6

38

Open Lock

8

37

Perform

n/a

n/a

Repair

2

5

Search

6

28

Spellcraft

2

5

Spot

3

25

Swim

1

6

Tumble

8

38

Use Magical Device

4

28

Level 1 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+4)
Skill: Bluff (+4)
Skill: Disable Device (+4)

Skill: Hide (+4)
Skill: Jump (+4)

Skill: Listen (+2)
Skill: Move Silently (+2)

Skill: Open Lock (+4)
Skill: Search (+4)

Skill: Spot (+4)
Skill: Tumble (+4)

Skill: Use Magic Device (+4)
Feat: (Selected) Nimble Fingers

Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Barbarian
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Cleric

Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Druid
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter

Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Monk
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Paladin

Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Ranger
Feat: (Human Bonus) Toughness

Feat: (Automatic) Attack
Feat: (Automatic) Heroic Durability

Feat: (Automatic) Light Armor Proficiency
Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Rapier

Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Shortsword
Feat: (Automatic) Martial Weapon Proficiency: Shortbow

Feat: (Automatic) Simple Weapon Proficiency
Feat: (Automatic) Sneak

Feat: (Automatic) Sneak Attack
Feat: (Automatic) Trapfinding

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Staff Control (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Staff Training (Rank 1)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Sly Flourish (Rank 1)

Level 2 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)

Skill: Hide (+1)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)

Skill: Move Silently (+1)
Skill: Open Lock (+1)

Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Swim (+1)

Skill: Tumble (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Feat: (Automatic) Defensive Fighting
Feat: (Automatic) Evasion

Feat: (Automatic) Sunder
Feat: (Automatic) Trip

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Thief Acrobatics (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Faster Sneaking (Rank 1)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Staff Training (Rank 1)

Level 3 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)

Skill: Hide (+1)
Skill: Move Silently (+2)

Skill: Open Lock (+1)
Skill: Search (+2)

Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Feat: (Selected) Power Attack
Feat: (Automatic) Trap Sense

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Stick Fighting (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Subtlety (Rank 1)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Quick Strike (Rank 1)

Level 4 (Rogue)

Ability Raise: DEX
Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)

Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Hide (+1)

Skill: Move Silently (+2)
Skill: Open Lock (+1)

Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)

Skill: Tumble (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Feat: (Automatic) Trapmaking
Feat: (Automatic) Uncanny Dodge

Feat: (Automatic) Uncanny Dodge (Dodge Bonus)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Haste Boost (Rank 1)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Staff Training (Rank 1)

Level 5 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)

Skill: Hide (+1)
Skill: Move Silently (+1)

Skill: Open Lock (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)

Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Tumble (+2)

Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
Feat: (Automatic) Improved Heroic Durability

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Charming (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Charming (Rank 2)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Charming (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Faster Sneaking (Rank 2)

Level 6 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)

Skill: Hide (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)

Skill: Move Silently (+1)
Skill: Open Lock (+1)

Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)

Skill: Tumble (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Feat: (Selected) Cleave
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Tumbler (Rank 1)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Thief Acrobatics (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Thief Acrobatics (Rank 3)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Faster Sneaking (Rank 3)

Level 7 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)

Skill: Hide (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)

Skill: Listen (+1)
Skill: Move Silently (+1)

Skill: Open Lock (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)

Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Tumble (+1)

Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Sly Flourish (Rank 2)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Sly Flourish (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Quick Strike (Rank 2)

Level 8 (Rogue)

Ability Raise: DEX
Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)

Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Hide (+1)

Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Listen (+1)

Skill: Move Silently (+1)
Skill: Open Lock (+1)

Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)

Skill: Tumble (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Feat: (Automatic) Improved Uncanny Dodge
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Haste Boost (Rank 2)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Haste Boost (Rank 3)

Level 9 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)

Skill: Hide (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)

Skill: Listen (+1)
Skill: Move Silently (+1)

Skill: Open Lock (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)

Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Tumble (+1)

Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
Feat: (Selected) Skill Focus: Use Magical Device

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Subtlety (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Subtlety (Rank 3)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Quick Strike (Rank 3)

Level 10 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)

Skill: Hide (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)

Skill: Listen (+1)
Skill: Move Silently (+1)

Skill: Open Lock (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)

Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Tumble (+1)

Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
Feat: (Rogue Bonus) Improved Evasion

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Improved Glancing Blows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Improved Glancing Blows (Rank 2)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Staff Training (Rank 1)

Level 11 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)

Skill: Hide (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)

Skill: Listen (+1)
Skill: Move Silently (+1)

Skill: Open Lock (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)

Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Tumble (+1)

Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Sweeping Strikes (Rank 1)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Dexterity (Rank 1)

Level 12 (Rogue)

Ability Raise: DEX
Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)

Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Hide (+1)

Skill: Listen (+2)
Skill: Move Silently (+1)

Skill: Open Lock (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)

Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Tumble (+1)

Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
Feat: (Selected) Two Handed Fighting

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Kip Up (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Improved Glancing Blows (Rank 3)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Staff Specialization (Rank 1)

Level 13 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)

Skill: Hide (+1)
Skill: Listen (+2)

Skill: Move Silently (+1)
Skill: Open Lock (+1)

Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)

Skill: Tumble (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Feat: (Rogue Bonus) Defensive Roll
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Sweeping Strikes (Rank 2)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Dexterity (Rank 1)

Level 14 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)

Skill: Hide (+1)
Skill: Listen (+2)

Skill: Move Silently (+1)
Skill: Open Lock (+1)

Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)

Skill: Tumble (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Sweeping Strikes (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Improved Defensive Roll (Rank 1)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Improved Defensive Roll (Rank 2)

Level 15 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)

Skill: Hide (+1)
Skill: Listen (+3)

Skill: Move Silently (+1)
Skill: Open Lock (+1)

Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)

Skill: Tumble (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Bludgeoning Weapons
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Improved Defensive Roll (Rank 3)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – No Mercy (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Staff Lunge (Rank 1)

Level 16 (Rogue)

Ability Raise: DEX
Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)

Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Hide (+1)

Skill: Listen (+3)
Skill: Move Silently (+1)

Skill: Open Lock (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)

Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Tumble (+1)

Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
Feat: (Rogue Bonus) Slippery Mind

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Staff Lunge (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Vault (Rank 1)

Level 17 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Diplomacy (+2)

Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Hide (+1)

Skill: Listen (+1)
Skill: Move Silently (+1)

Skill: Open Lock (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)

Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Tumble (+1)

Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – No Mercy (Rank 2)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – No Mercy (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Staff Lunge (Rank 3)

Level 18 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Diplomacy (+2)

Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Hide (+1)

Skill: Listen (+1)
Skill: Move Silently (+1)

Skill: Open Lock (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)

Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Tumble (+1)

Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Two Handed Fighting

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Cartwheel Charge (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Shadow Dodge (Rank 1)

Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Shadow Dodge (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Shadow Dodge (Rank 3)

Level 19 (Rogue)

Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)
Skill: Diplomacy (+2)

Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Hide (+1)

Skill: Listen (+1)
Skill: Move Silently (+1)

Skill: Open Lock (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)

Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Tumble (+1)

Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
Feat: (Rogue Bonus) Skill Mastery

Enhancement: Assassin (Rog) – Knife in the Darkness (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Assassin (Rog) – Shiv (Rank 1)

Enhancement: Assassin (Rog) – Sneak Attack Training (Rank 1)

Level 20 (Rogue)

Ability Raise: DEX
Skill: Balance (+1)
Skill: Bluff (+1)

Skill: Diplomacy (+2)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)

Skill: Hide (+1)
Skill: Listen (+1)

Skill: Move Silently (+1)
Skill: Open Lock (+1)

Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)

Skill: Tumble (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Enhancement: Assassin (Rog) – Stealthy (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Assassin (Rog) – Stealthy (Rank 2)

Enhancement: Assassin (Rog) – Stealthy (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Thief-Acrobat (Rog) – Followthrough (Rank 1)

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Erdrique running some challenges before he takes the plunge as a rogue.

Of course all of this will be likely to change once the new changes are made to the Thief Acrobat, but then again I’ll come across that bridge when it occurs.  In either case, this will be an interesting life.  I expect to be running Erdrique as a rogue by next weekend :).  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

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8 thoughts on “Erdrique’s Next Life-Rogue Thief Acrobat

  1. Feat selection seems odd. You want maximum staff damage but I don’t see Power Attack, Cleave, Improved Critical, or the Two-Handed weapon line.

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  2. I don’t agree with the feats. You do not need all the skill focus stuff.

    Try precision, THF line for glancing blows etc, or instead of precision power attack and cleave line, IC bludgeon

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  3. I’ll echo the other comments, there is no need for the skill focus feats (or nimble fingers and stealthy). With decent gear, decent stats, and some enhancement points spent in human or mechanic (or both) you’ll easily exceed the benefit provided by the feats, and free up most of your feat slots for combat feats such as IC: Bludgeon, the THF line etc.

    To be honest, I’d be inclined to take a lot fewer points in the thief-acrobat tree (73 feels almost excessive to me), and instead put some into human (for damage boost, Hamp and perhaps some skill increases), mechanic (for skill boost, and skill increases) and perhaps Harper (for melee power and an increase enhancement bonus on your stick).

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    • I generally like to “maximize” out a prestige line, as long as I feel it fits my character. Sometimes I don’t do that, but it is very rarely. Thanks for thoughts, I’m definitely going to change up the feats as you are third person who mentioned the exact same thing :).

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