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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Foe Hunting Skirmisher

An expert against those he hates, the Foe Hunting Skirmisher is a lethal weapon against ____ kind.

Race: Any
Alignment: Any

ECL Class/HD/LA BAB Fort Ref Will Feats Class Features Special
1st Scout 1 +0 +0 +2 +0 Point Blank Shot Skirmish (+1d6), trapfinding -
2nd Scout 2 +1 +0 +3 +0 - Battle Fortitude +1, uncanny dodge -
3rd Scout 3 +2 +1 +3 +1 Weapon Focus (Comp Longbow) Fast movement +10ft, skirmish (+1d6, +1AC), trackless step -
4th Ranger 1 +3 +3 +5 +1 - 1st favored enemy, Track, wild empathy Champion of the Wild
5th Ranger 2 +4 +4 +6 +1 - Combat style (Archery) -
6th Ranger 3 +5 +4 +6 +2 Swift Hunter Bonus Feat: Endurance, skirmish (+2d6, +1AC), 2nd favored enemy -
7th Ranger 4 +6 +5 +7 +2 - Animal companion, Skirmish (+2d6, +2 AC) Precise Shot
8th Ranger 5 +7 +5 +7 +2 - - -
9th Ranger 6 +8 +6 +8 +3 Greater Manyshot Improved combat style, Skirmish (+3d6, +2 AC) -
10th Scout 4 +9 +6 +9 +3 - Bonus Feat: Improved Skirmish -
11th Foe Hunter 1 +9 +8 +11 +3 - Hated enemy, rancor +1d6 -
12th Foe Hunter 2 +10 +9 +12 +3 Nemesis Hated enemy damage reduction 3/— -
13th Foe Hunter 3 +11 +9 +12 +4 - Rancor +2d6 -
14th Foe Hunter 4 +12 +10 +13 +4 - Hated enemy damage reduction 5/—, hated enemy spell resistance -
15th Foe Hunter 5 +12 +10 +13 +4 Improved Precise Shot Rancor +3d6 -
16th Foe Hunter 6 +13 +11 +14 +5 - Hated enemy damage reduction 7/— -
17th Foe Hunter 7 +14 +11 +14 +5 - Rancor +4d6 -
18th Foe Hunter 8 +15 +12 +15 +5 Woodland Archer Hated enemy damage reduction 9/— -
19th Foe Hunter 9 +15 +12 +15 +6 - Rancor +5d6 -
20th Foe Hunter 10 +16 +13 +16 +6 - Death attack, hated enemy damage reduction 11/— -

Highlights 
Damage: Against Hated Enemy the damage is consistent at an average of 42 (47 if STR from Comp Bow). Manyshot fires all arrows at once, so damage buffs apply to each one. 
Hated Enemy: Untyped DR 3 +2/2 levels. Spell Resistance 15 +1/level. Nemesis gives 60 ft sense on specific enemy. 
Versatility: Precise Shot tree, Animal Companion, Trapfinding, average of 5.4 skill points per level (Without INT). High Fort & Ref saves, Poor Will (buffed by WIS). BAB 16 by level 20.

Equip Me
Bane enhancement on Bow would definitely help. If the Hated Enemy is good/evil, Unholy/Holy arrows would help buff the damage too. Apart from that, DEX & WIS boosting items for more accuracy and for a better Will score. Point buying to 12 STR then getting a Belt of Giant Strength +4 can help with the +5 Comp Bow damage.

Comments
Really, I just threw this together to test the table layout. It was an old build kicking about that I did so very wrong (Scout 9/Ranger 1. What was I thinking?) that was easy to upload. Anyway, the X Hunter has quite the number of options whether it be in combat or not. With the Precise Shot tree and Woodland Archer, he's definitely gonna be ready for a fight. Else the slight abundance of skill points (Damn you Foe Hunter for being 4 + INT) still lets him be a skill monkey. If you're playing a campaign where you know your DM is very ____ Heavy, this will be an enjoyable build.

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