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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Probably the least important knowledge. Upon reaching 5th level, and at every subsequent odd-numbered level, you can choose to learn a new spell in place of one you already know. At 13th level, you can cast any touch duskblsde you know as part of a full attack action, and the spell affects each target you hit in melee combat that round. It even occupies space as an item, who wants that: The abjurant champion’s duskblwde boost handvook stands in for Arcane Strike, less powerful but more versatile.

Arcane Thesis lets me empower it cheaply and, together with Practised Spellcaster, restores my caster level with it to full. Gnome Bonuses to illusion spells and illusion spells are very good for a gishand bonus to Constitution. You can keep it low if you don’t care for spells difficulty classes.

Thethan’s guide to duskblades

Full casters do this much better than you. Nice on wands since it doesn’t really depend on caster level. That way you can invest in weapon enhancements and still get the maximum of your weapon, for a very low price.

So being able to use arcane channeling with a two-hander and using a spell that requires a somatic component is completely legal. It’s pretty expensive though. Now this is a ray that helps you. It must arrive in an open location on a surface capable of supporting it. Each time you gain a new class level, you learn one additional spell of any level you can cast, chosen from the duskblade spell list. The problem is that you can’t channel it.


Autohypnosis — Not enough skills to invest in the non-psionic uses. In case you use cantrips to fuel 1st spells or 1st spells to fuel 2nd, you get spell level ratio. More attacks per round as a free action. This skill is situational. Dictum Mortuum May 12, at Still, using your full attack arcane channeling and nice range you get something close to an area effect.

This is a great all-around spell.

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Races suitable for Duskblades generally need to have melee ability while being able to backup spellcasting as well. Martin Andersson December 22, at Which is perfectly fine since they’re the fighter, not the dedicated caster. Bonus feat and skill points greatly help the duskblade who is lacking in both areas. But I am specifically looking to optimize for high targeted damage output and have no need to balance between sword and spell if focusing on one is more effective.

Spells and Swords

Or does that part only apply to touch spells that would last longer as a way of limiting them? Member of a fanclub. But, it gets better still.

Complete Psionics offers a psion variant called the erudite, with much more wizard-like mechanics.

In any case, you can cast a touch spell, have your familiar hold the charge, and then have the familiar deliver the spell as normal. For instance if you’re going to select dimension door, you can take Dimensional Jaunt that’ll allow you to teleport 20ft as a standard action, great for mobility in conjunction with stuff like Belt of Battle.

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Granted the duskblade lakes most of the utility spells that are needed. No penalty to Strength unless ranged or finesse, in which case replace this with Dexterity.

If you like it that much, just spend 1 rank so that you won’t be untrained in it. Assuming that you can cast the spells stored into this ring and you have a caster to load it with touch spells, this can be invaluable. The other words eclipse its usefulness in my opinion, however.

Mainly for multiclass duskblades. Even better if you manage to critical. Your guide helped me so much! However, note that you are probably better off using both turns to attack instead of casting this, especially once you handgook iterative attacks.

DM keeps killing me. I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I’m unsure if it’s too much.

If you don’t have a divine spellcaster to heal you, this can be useful especially when you fell to negative hit points. Delay entry until post-4 for best results.

I was seing them but I am currently playing a Fire Hobgoblin and I think it works well.

Hey DM, These are amazing handbooks — I’ve been a quiet admirer of your work for years. Exloj August 30, at 8: Against casters, this will hxndbook least lower save DCs and may even prevent some spells from being cast.

Get some good attack bonuses, and use a two-hander for even better damage bonuses.