Pathfinder Game Builds Guide (Optibuilds)


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Visit Optibuilds’ PDF page.  Find great optimized Pathfinder builds for a variety of character classes.  These builds are updated from time to time as new Pathfinder feats, rules, etc… come out. When that happens, anyone who has purchased a particular Optibuilds’ PDF receives an updated version.  So your PDF will never be out-dated.


Greatest Martial Archers PDF Maybe you just want to experience the pinnacle of archery.  There is something about not missing the target and exploding with maximum damage. Barbarian, Bloodrager, Fighter, Monk (Sohei), Paladin, Ranger, and Slayer Archers.  Oh My!

HungerGamesBowDivine Caster-Archer PDF –  You know you want to be an ultimate divine caster and archer with a companion or familiar? Try these ridiculous Cleric, Druid, Hunter, Inquisitor, Oracle, Warpriest, and Vigilante builds in this mega PDF.    

bakers dozenBaker’s Dozen – get all the original Optibuild PDFs for 60% off. Get the original Witch, Shaman, Inquisitor, Bard, Magus, Martial and Pocket Cohorts, Icons, Skald, Slayers, Skills, Investigator, Paladin and Hunters Guides.

 Guide ButtonVisit  Optibuilds’ Guides page.  Find quick tip guides to the various Pathfinder Classes.  These guides show the thought process that Optibuilds’ utilizes to begin making its optimized character builds.  These guides are also a great way to figure out what character classes suit your interests the best. 

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Meleers: 1) Paladin Protector; 2) Two-Weapon Shield/Spikes; 3) Scimitar and Blaster Bard; 4) Ninja Dirty Fighting; 5) Mounted Cleric; 6) Barbarian AC Tank; 7) Barbarian Switch Hitter; 8) Oracle Switch Hitter9) Shadow Striker Barbarian

Archers: 1) Monk Zen Archer; 2) Mounted Inquisitor Archer; 3) Arcane Archer / Eldritch Knight; 4) Paladin Archer; 5) Barbarian Switch Hitter; 6) Rogue Archer; 7) Ranger Archer; 8) Ninja Archer; 9) Fighter Archer; 10) Oracle Switch Hitter 11) Shadow Striker Barbarian

Pure Spellcaster: Wizard Spellslinger


37 Responses to Pathfinder Game Builds Guide (Optibuilds)

  1. Eleazar says:

    I liked your builds. Thank you and great work. ^^

    • admin says:

      Thanks a lot. I appreciate it. I get lots of people who have a question on builds. I rarely get posters who say they like my builds. Even more rarely do I get posters that say they just appreciate my builds who have no other questions.

      It takes significant time to put builds together, but, then again, I like doing it and like sharing them.

      • Neogeo says:

        I can’t believe you don’t get more comments. This site is a clear-cut, five star, regal example of guides.,Easily the best part is your clarity.

        Based optibuilds

        • Nick says:

          This place is absolutely amazing and some of these build are so mean I love it keep up the good work cause this is awesome

      • Kevin says:

        Keep them coming. I myself thoroughly enjoy building for fun and have made a few Im particularly proud of. I enjoy your build and have gained a few good ideas from them. Furthermore i plan to NPC a couple of your builds to shake up my players. Every time they start to settle in our adventure i throw a stone. You just gave me my stone.

      • Nick the Needle says:

        I also like your builds very much! Really GREAT JOB! I played an elven woman, with your eldritch knight/arcane archer build (with some minor modifications I must admit, for example I picked the conjuration school and the teleportation sub-school domain to have the teleport as a swift action) but, overall, it was a great experience and I was impressed by it.
        I managed to craft a +7 bow with that girl and many nice and expensive gear parts and I could almost always optimize at the fullest my buffing before battles or other situations, so I did LARGE amounts of dmg per round, and on top of that, I was a fully prepared wizard with so many choices of high lvl spells (at 15 lvl I can cast 7th lvl spells and at 16 lvl 8th lvl spells) for cc or damage etc.. I can almost do everything with this player! Very nice build! Still enjoying her! :) Keep on the great work guys and thank you!

  2. Timothy Bow says:

    This site is really great. I really enjoy looking at the builds and just thinking about how they would fit into my current group. My only critisism is that a few of the builds are pretty hard to build from level 1. All in all a very fun site.

  3. RogueMD says:

    Thanks for the great site. I enjoy your builds; very clever and thought provoking. You seem to know how to get the most out of the mountain of information out there.

  4. George T says:

    Great job! very useful builds :) maybe that’s why my GM calls me abuser? 😛

  5. Ben says:

    Hey, just wanted to say that this site is a great resource for optimization without using many cheap tricks. Thanks.

  6. Timothy Bow says:

    Hello, I bought your skills pdf and am really looking forward to ruining my DM’s day with level 1 Battle Cat shenanigans. Is there any way to donate to the site, or perhaps pay for a custom, personal, optibuild?

    • admin says:

      Cool. Let me know how it went. Custom person builds? I might do that someday. Good idea. Donations? First, thanks for buying the PDF. That is support. I may add some way to donate to the site. We will see.

  7. Dineen says:


    Thanks for the tips and tricks. :)

    I just wanted to say awesome reading, and I purchased the skills/witch pdfs…

    I do have some questions, particularly on the Half-Orc Witch… Could I email them to you? Don’t want to spoil anything for the PDF.

    Thanks again!

  8. I wanted to see if you could help me out. My GM is starting a goblinoid campaign and I’m looking for an illusionist/necromancer build. Any thoughts?

  9. Yours is the first website I go to for researching optimized builds. Thank you. May I would love to see a non-lethal, possibly sap build from you.

    • admin says:

      Hey Matthew, that Sap build you were asking about is in the Slayer PDF Part 1. Get it and let me know what you think. I hope it lives up to what you were expecting. Best case scenario, I think I had it doing over 300 points of damage in a single round.

      If you have any questions about it, you contact me.

  10. MLG says:

    i love your builds thank you so much i just fell in love with the Eldritch knight archer and the Wizard spellslinger i would love to see more builds in the future possibly an optimized cavalier i’d imagine that would be fun but again thanks for the builds and i hope to see more coming up soon

    • admin says:

      I am glad that you had fun with the archer and Spellslinger. Right now I am focusing of the new Hybrid Classes and making guides and PDFs for them.

      That said, I believe that one of two of them will have a dip into Cavalier. If and when they do, I will let you know.

      Thanks for the post

  11. MLG says:

    also i just thought of this and would really love to see it, how about a optimized werewolf/ lycanthrope build maybe some thing like a beast totem werewolf barbarian pretty please :)

    • admin says:

      Most GMs won’t allow their players to be a werewolf. That said, the kind of character that everyone could play that would fall into the category you are thinking about is a natural weapon Bloodrager. The Bloodrager guide is completed and there will soon be a PDF that will have a natural weapon character included.

      If your GM allows you to be a werewolf, then converting the build that will be in the PDF to a werwolf should be easy.

      Keep enjoying the game and enjoying this site. Talk to you later man.

      • MLG says:

        hey thanks for replying to m comments and awesome i can’t wait for the Bloodrager and unarmed builds thanks a lot man again love the site and all your build keep up the fantastic work i love everything about this website

  12. Robert says:

    Your archer builds are awesome, man. I like checking here to see what you guys do. If you have time, I’d love to see a Magus or some casting focus builds.

  13. Big-Marc says:

    thank you so much interesting i have to choose from…

  14. Stephen says:

    I really like reading your builds. I’m new to Pathfinder, and all of my games are Pathfinder Society.

    Can I use the builds in the PDF section in PFS? I know some of the builds you have listed for free I can not use (for instance, I can not play a Tiefling, unless I have a boon in PFS now). These still make for great reads, and are inspirational.

    Thank you!

    Also, do you offer a discount for buying multiple PDFs?

    • admin says:

      In earnest, i do not keep up with all of the PFS rules. It is just too many for me to keep up with. Plus, they are constantly changing.

      That said, if I were guessing, I would say that you could use 80% of the builds on this site and/or in the PDFs in PFS with little or no changes. Also, remember the PDFs come with multiple builds and suggestions for multiple races.

      If you bought a PDF and wanted to play a build that needed modification, I would give you suggestion on the changes I would make. You would have to alert me to the PFS rule that needed to be accommodated.

      Lastly, I do not currently offer discounts for multiple purchases. I simply try to offer each PDF for as low a price as possible.

      • admin says:

        Additionally, you should be able to play the Tiefling build in PFS. I guess what you are saying is that Tieflings are not allowed in PFS absent something you call a “boon”. I say simply replace the Tiefling with another race that has claws. Problem solved.

  15. krunchy2112 says:

    The only suggestion for the builds is that you list what books this stuff comes from. That’s for us PFS players. :)

  16. Hell says:

    Hello, you’re doing an amazing job.
    It saves us a lot of time.


  17. sammo21Sammo says:

    Good stuff, though I found an issue with your Skald guide. You say starting stats are within a 20 points but you’ve actually set it at 25.

  18. Frederick Couch says:

    I absolutely adore your builds man. Very quality work and I’ve bought a couple PDF’s to show my support.

  19. Mark Gray says:

    As a new Pathfinder player, wading into the mountain range of available material is a daunting endeavor, even barring non Paizo work. I really want to thank you for your efforts to make the game more enjoyable for we the newbies. ?

  20. Sandwiz says:

    Can you build a legal Pathfinder character that is actually a floating sandwich? Some guy on allegedly did it once for 3.x. I am thinking of a roast beef and cheese hoagie with olives on toothpicks for eyes and a bottom bun that flaps when he talks. Maybe you could create a homunculus then polymorph it into a sandwich and use magic jar to switch minds with the sandwich. Add permanent levitation, ventriloquism and mage hand and it could float around the dungeon casting spells.

    I know that particular configuration would not work, but can it be done? Feel free to use Mythic, Unchained, etc.

    Help me, Optibuilds, you’re my only hope!

  21. nunya says:

    Your Arcane Archer / Eldritch Knight page lacks the ability to comment on it. If you fix that, and can move this comment there, please do so.

    I’ve discovered a problem. The Wizard’s bonus feat CANNOT be used to gain Arcane Strike. Indeed, NONE of the feats this character has can be gained via the Wizard’s bonus feat. The Wizard’s bonus feat is restricted to Metamagic, Item Creation, and Spell Mastery type feats.

    I also wanted to applaud whoever had the decency to post builds that didn’t require a ton of arcane books, and wonder if perhaps builds could be labeled as to what books they’re using.

  22. Brian Perlis says:

    Is there a way you could put together a bundle of all your products? Even if it is full price.
    Right now every time you click something it expects you to pay immediately. I dont mind spending good money on worthy products but I’m not going to work that hard to do it:

  23. Aaron says:

    I have just purchased the “Investigator Part 1” guide and noticed that on the first level of the “Dexterous Rapier Investigator” build the chosen feat is “Slashing Grace (Rapier)”… but as far as I know you can’t choose Slashing Grace for a piercing weapon or am I wrong?

    • admin says:

      You are correct. Amazing that no one has caught that issue. Replace the Rapier with a Short sword. Conversely, you could take the heirloom weapon trait and get proficiency with a scimitar.

      I will correct this in the guide shortly and send it out to everyone.

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