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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Gives you a bonus to overcome an opponent’s spell resistance if you have hurt him with a melee attack.

So instead of moping about how your fireball doesn’t do shit to a red dragon, you just grin and start pumping spell slots into full attacks every round.

It’s diskblade the best pick for this level, but if you choose to go with it you won’t be disappointed. However, outside of combat, this could be useful.

Duskblade – 1d4chan

Would it work with a Bloodstone weapon? You begin play knowing two 0-level spells and two 1st-level spells, chosen from the duskblade spell list. Even as a pure Duskblade, you should enter a Prestige class after level 3.

Cheap and it adds battlefield control. I keep my stories in a blog.

Also, your damage djskblade down. The strengths of the duskblade are melee damage output, due to its ability to channel arcane spells, and once at 13th the ability to affect many targets with a single touch spell. I was wondering what you thought of my build.


The strength boost helps any melee build and duskblades can recover easily from a small intelligence hit.

You duskboade also use the Duskblade as a base for a Theurge character, but it is not very efficient. 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. If you are playing a sword and shield character or have an animated shield the bonus becomes significantly less great, however.

A blasting spell, almost perfect for hanfbook area damage.

The Duskblade’s Handbook

The only movement you can take during a full attack is a 5-foot step. An immediate action that grants you an AC bonus and hopefully prevents opponents from hitting you. You also get a special defensive stance at level 2, which you can burn spell slots to fuel.

Leave this to peasants. That means you have 7 available general feats to work with, not counting flaws or racial bonus feats. With all that in mind they are considered a below average class.

Spells and Swords

I think it is merely a case of poor wording. Also by level 3, you can cast one spell as if you were a Wizard per day. Your high BAB and hit points though make familiars of medium size like small elementals, mephits or other improved familiars and high strength a formidable fighting companion. War is also a not-allowed book for this campaign so Arcane Strike is no good Position yourself well, provide flanking bonuses to your teamates, use your channeling ability whenever possible and protect your friends using your spells at your best ability.



The damage output is nice, but once you get to 13th level, even a lowly shocking grasp will probably deal more damage by channeling it and using power attack. Everyone else needs to use a feat on it, but wizards can trade Scribe Scroll or their 5th-level feat for it.

The listen check to wake up is not great, so this is actually the same as spending a standard action making noise. Friday, 13th July, Stay away from anything that stunts casting progression as much as humanly possible. At this point, you really should multiclass or Prestige into some new class levels, even if you are a fan of pure Duskblade.

Spiked Chain, Combat Reflexes 3: Can be combined with versatile spellcaster to greater effect. This is a nice spell that will get you out of difficult and stressful situations, i’d almost always get it.

However, since you are a spellcaster and you actually have spells that can’t be channeled, this may come handy. There are a lot of these, and several even have good BAB, but most have really poor spell lists.

No matter what you end up doing with your cleric dip, it will probably be something good.