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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Spells and Swords

Sha’ir – Deathwalker – Fleshcrafter – Soul Reaper. Blade of Blood Touch: Profession — Not worthwhile.

There are many choices for races, but here are some examples of the kinds of things you want to look for as a Duskblade and the things you want to avoid. However if your party already has the four main types meaning warrior, arcane spellcaster, divine spellcaster and skill-monkey you can really shine as the fifth member, assisting in combat while blasting things up.

Intelligence will be one of your highest attributes and knowledges provide useful information on your opponents. Since you already have a huge amount of spells per day, the cost uandbook not big. However at later levels it gets increasingly less useful, so get rid of it as soon as possible.

As a 1-level dip, I could see it, but I think there are better 1-level dips. The damage is adequate, though not great better than shocking grasp though, which is what you have to hancbook before this handbok, but the useful part about this spell is the temp HP.

Equipment This is a small selection of equipment that is powerful on typical Duskblade builds. Human bonus feat and dragonblood subtype is a nice combination if you want to choose feats available to dragonblood characters only. Why would anyone want to play a duskblade? The cake is a lie.

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Prime32 Administrator Organ Grinder Posts: Also half-giants duskblades can use psionic feats. You still have a swift action you could use for spells that let you turn invisible, fly, or boost movement for that round.

September 15, Bonus feats are welcome. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Combat Feats Arcane Strike: If you DM insists otherwise, bummer. Here is a small analysis and tips for each spell, listed by level: Or does “discharges” mean something else? You get acid splashdisrupt undeadray of frost and touch of fatigue. Remember though that it provides an enchantment bonus. If you decide to build a Duskblade on spells that allow saves, this can also be a good choice, as well.

As for blades of blood, it is true that it cannot be channeled to your foe since it targets a weaponthought certainly not because it is a swift-action spell.

DragonZenith December 16, at 2: Could you conclude with a “recommended” build or links thereto? Spot — One of the best skills in the game. Resist energy doesn’t have a cap in the amount of damage it can protect you from, and the 30 elemental damage protection of the last upgrade, are pretty much more than enough.

Duskblade Handbook, Arcane Strike — not right?

Buffing party members is not a full attack the last I checked? If you like to charge, it could be useful, and 5 ranks of balance never hurt anyone.

Touch of fatigue, chill touch, shocking grasp, resist energy, dimension hop, ghoul touch, touch of idiocy, dispelling touch and vampiric touch are all range: Check with your DM if there are psionics in the setting. Not a touch spell, but you are a full caster with full BAB, upgrading your weapons is almost always a good tactic. Shivering touch is a powerful third level xuskblade that can be put in a handboik wand.


The bonus is crappy hanxbook and it lasts only for one round. There are not very many endgame options for a Duskblade, so it is best to exist the class via Prestige or Multiclass at some point, also. Lance — Like a Guisarme with the reach, but x2 damage on charge. And you can take whatever wizard spells you want as long as you don’t ban evocation or abjuration!

Granted the duskblade lakes most of the utility spells duskbade are needed. This class from Draconomicon is thoroughly mediocre, but it does give you three very useful things at 1st level: They just wind up better when they do that.

That way you can invest in weapon enhancements and still get the maximum of your weapon, for a very low price. However since you have the skill points to spend, you can take quite a few.

Arguably, the second best choice is Summon Elemental. If you are having duskblafe with the high saves of a potential target, this is an option. This is the only way to get that proficiency as a spellcaster without losing spellcasting. This also affects skill points and bonus spells. James Knight May 12, at 9: