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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Small races handbpok not generally optimal for duskblades due to strength hits. You can go specialist or even focused specialist, if you dusbladebecause you’re never going to be as awesome as a dedicated spellcaster, so focusing on more battlefield magic is probably a good handbiok.

You can swap out wizard for sorcerer for more slots and less flexibility, but that’s not really that bad of a deal. You can swap only a single spell at any given level and must choose whether or not to swap the spell at the same time that you gain new spells known for the level.

It does not say “spells” sacrificed or that you can sacrifice multiple spells per arcane strike. However if your party already has the four main types meaning warrior, arcane spellcaster, divine spellcaster and skill-monkey you hancbook really shine as the fifth member, assisting in combat while blasting things up.

July 30, Because you are a spontaneous caster, if you apply a metamagic feat to one of your spells, it then becomes a full-round action, making it unable to channel. Koch12 January 21, at While you can’t channel spells from a runestaff as they are not “known” spells they give you some versatility. It’s pretty expensive though. Duskblades do not have a way to heal themselves and doing extra damage doesn’t mean you are going to duslblade your enemy.


Still, for arcane spellcasting, full BAB, and simplicity, duskblade wins by a landslide; every other option requires extensive use of prestige classes to accomplish it. This training does not extend to medium or heavy armors, nor to heavy habdbook. Versatile Spellcaster RotD — Make 2 1st-level spells into a single 2nd-level spell, and 2 2nd-level spells into a single 3rd-level… and so on. It’s crazily late to point this out, but according to Complete MageAbjurant Champion only requires a single martial weapon proficiency.

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Given the fact that a duskblade can channel damage-dealing spells directly through melee attacks, they slightly surpass dedicated fighters in most melee situations which isn’t hard, because non-casting dedicated fighters tend to suck. Human bonus feat and dragonblood subtype is a nice combination if you want to choose feats available to dragonblood characters only.

Dak’kon from Planescape would be an excellent example of what I would like to build, as would The Witcher. It gives a huge damage, and it’s a nice option when you can’t Vampiric Touch your enemies Ex: If you want this so bad, you’re better off selecting a race with darkvision.

A ring of wizardry I, easily optainable by level gets you 14 and 16 1st level spells per day, respectively. If you are having troubles with the high saves of handbok potential target, this is an option.

Use true strikeshocking grasp or knowledge duskblzde and similar effects to really boost your attack roll.

Strength and constitution boosts are nice, as intelligence. So you are playing a duskblade. Roughly, stop an opponent from moving.

Unless you know what you’re doing, don’t get this. Quite frankly, the most straightforward and useful feat around for the Duskblade. Would someone clue me in? It is also a tripping and disarming weapon. The answer may be “duskblade”, but that’s not clear to me yet.


Another spell you are most likely better without it. You can find more details in the Poison Spell handbbook entry above. You have to get a bunch of irrelevant feats and you must be an Elf, one of the worst Duskblade races.

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As a gish, you’ll probably be casting most of the same spells over and over anyway; why fight it? Errors The following errors occurred with your submission.

He talks about balance, I’m fine with balance but its not a requirement if focusing handboom melee or magic is better, as long as it has at least some of both. Hi Dictuum and everyone. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Works well as you have a lot of spells per day, and only so many actions per combat. The SRD version rather than the one in Expanded Psionics Handbook is much better since its features are not restricted to just illithids.

This is actually good if you are wielding a reach weapon which can’t strike on your adjacent squares. They are very good, but just not for this class.