Undo the nerf to Expertise
sharkinajar last edited by
Currently it's really hard to reach the kind of AC necessary to tank stuff properly with expertise and even harder on DM events with improved Expertise with it only giving 6 AC, and dms dropping 19+ ab mobs on folks. For instance, a fighter:
base - 10 AC
12 dex - 1 AC
9/1 plate - 8 AC
Tower - 3 AC
Shield pot - 4 AC
Bark pot - 3 AC
Improved Expertise - 6 AC
10+1+8+3+4+3+6 = 35 AC
And since +1 AC gear is only DM loot at this point, you just can't get to that necessary level to be an actually decent tank to deal with waves of 19 AB enemies with 2-3 APR.
Even quests have enemies that sit at 16 or so AB, with some bosses reaching higher.
To make it so that the premier tank class can actually tank and not some hybridization of cleric dipped into fighter, would be nice to have Expertise and Improved Expertise back to their normal AC ranges :3
SadGruffman last edited by
I'd like to suggest instead of returning Expertise/imp expertise to how it was, perhaps when we add Fighter Class specializations we factor in the need for AC?
2h Fighters gain +1 ac when using their favored weapon,
Shield Warriors gain +1 ac when fighting more than one enemy (or something like that)
Spellswords get a bonus to resisting spells
gladiators get improved expertise for free as a class skill
Stuff like this. With weaker feats, we can give Pure Class additional bonuses, and leaving a feat weaker means we can make up for it in other fun ways, like pure class bonuses.
Suggestions and feedback reviewed, with changes implemented.