Pathfinder Game Builds Guide (Optibuilds)

Optimized Pathfinder characters builds for wizards, barbarians and clerics. OH MY. There are more for fighters, rogues and paladins? WHAT A GUY.  There are more for sorcerers, monks and witches? YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE ME CRY.

Inquisitors, bards, rangers, druids, ninjas, alchemists, magus, oracles, summoners and gunslingers will be covered to.  I am feeling excited! How about you?  We are starting off small with just a few optimized Pathfinder character builds; but more builds will keep coming, I promise they will. PLEASE, DUDE PLEASE!

Okay, before another moment clicks off the clock, this rhyming thing has got to stop.

Please enjoy the posts on this site.  Also, would you like to share a character build or your thoughts?  Go to the new Share Golden Nuggets page.

Battle Paladin Build - I am not going to give him away here.  He is a monster.  Click the link and have a peek at a monstrosity.

Zen Archer Build. I seriously don’t know what his weakness is. Just take a look.  Great attack, AC, saves, escapability and role play skills.

Shadow Striker Barbarian. This Barbarian strikes from the shadows for large amounts of damage with melee and range weapons and then vanishes back into the shadows.  Scout, party face and backup caster to boot.

Battle Oracle Build. This Switch Hitting (Archery and Melee) build specializes in fighting from obscuring mist and using spells and mysteries to pre-buff him before battle (in some cases long before battle).  The build also specializes in being a scout, buffer and healer.

Battle Cleric Build. Okay, the combination of travel domain and animal domain make for the lovely tiger pounce and then we bounce combination.  It’s outstanding.

Ninja Dirty Fighter Build. Finally, someone that can get sneak attack all of the time (and lots of them).  A little dirt in the eyes, then the blade will make you cry.

Archer Builds: 1) Fighter/Ninja, 2) Fighter/Rogue, 3) Eldritch Knight/Arcane Archer, 4) Paladin, 5) Barbarian, 6) Inquisitor, 7) Bard, 8) Ranger, 9) Fighter/Zen Archer, 10)Fighter; 11) Battle Oracle Build

Melee Builds: 1) Bard, 2) Barbarian (Tank) , 3) Fighter (2-Weapon Fighter Tank), 4) Barbarian (Mad Dog) ; 5) Ninja Dirty Fighter; 6) Battle Oracle Build; 7) Battle Cleric Build;

Focused Caster Builds:  1) Sorcerer/Wizard (Blaster), 2) Battle Cleric Build; 3) Battle Oracle Build

GM Campaign Optimization: 1) Art of the Chase I, 2) Art of the Chase II, 3) Game Mastering w/out Being a Game Master


14 thoughts on “Pathfinder Game Builds Guide (Optibuilds)

    • 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.

    • I have been playing an adept Godling and just brought him into a Epic level campaign. He is nigh unkillable, we are playing a campaign where the DM makes the world as he see’s it would be and if we die, we simply re-roll another character so there we all have a vested interest in staying alive. What came out of it was the most crazy character I’ve ever played.

      He is a half celestial human adept godling for the most part and his base stats are these.

      HP 216
      AC 67 (unbuffed, I kid you not) 51 touch AC
      CMD ranges from 52-56 depending on the maneuver.
      CMB is 27 with weapon and 39 for trip.
      Saves: Fort: 35 Ref 41 Will 39 SPELL RES 28
      Initiative +12

      He has full crane style feats so can parry 1 attack that hits per turn and then counter attack. he has 10 foot reach with any weapon though he is focused around using a scimitar. He is a front line fighter for all intents and purposes however the real kicker is he is also able to cast up to 6th lvl sorcerer spells without arcane spell failure and can cast all cure spells including heal as impowered without raising their spell level.

      When I made this character I didn’t realize what i’d created, He is effective lvl 20 but single handedly beat a balor without even taking a hit. he can do things like cast true strike and then disarm almost any opponent taking there weapon, he can trip lock almost any opponent while never being tripped himself due to being able to fly, he can smite opponents of any alignment for an aditional +7 attack and 17 dmg per hit as well as having smite evil on top of that so he hits as hard as any fighter using a two handed weapon.

      If anyone wants more details on the build let me know but I thought I’d post an outline here as I have found no character that can really challenge him in single combat and be as powerful as an all round combatant. So if you are after a powerful build I think the adept godling is very under-rated.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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