Sap Master Ninja
Attributes (with Racial Modifier)
I don’t think putting too many points into Charisma is worth is for Ki. Feel free to switch intelligence and wisdom if you think an additional 5% resist chance is worth one skill point a level.
Put all your attribute gains into Dexterity!
15 Point Buy
STR: 8 (10-2)
DEX: 18 (16+2)
CHA: 14 (12+2)
20 Point Buy
STR: 10 (12-2)
DEX: 19 (17+2)
CHA: 12 (10+2)
25 Point Buy
STR: 8 (10-2)
DEX: 20 (18+2)
CHA: 16 (14+2)
Adopted -> Carefully Hidden: +1 to Will and other small bonuses.
Reactionary: +2 to Initiative
2: Rogue Talent: Finesse Rogue
3: Sap Adept
4: Combat Trick: Two-Weapon Fighting
5: Sap Master
6: Weapon Training: Weapon Focus: Light Mace
8: Vanishing Trick
9: Improved Two-Weapon Fighting
10: Invisible Blade
11: Iron Will
12: Advanced Talents: Crippling Strike
13: Improved Iron Will
15: Greater Two-Weapon Fighting
16: Improved Evasion
17: Extra Ki
18: Shadow Clone
19: Extra Ki
20: Feat: Toughness
Amulet of Hidden Strength is great for regaining ki points! +2 Ki points a day for 9,000? Yes Sir!
What the Build Looks Like at...
20 Point Buy, Mundane Gear Only (no magic or masterwork)
Level 1: Just use a single Wakizashi for now. Attacking at +1 (18-20/x2)for d4+d6 damage. AC: 19/15/15. Saves:2/6/1. 11 hit points, 8 skill points.
Level 4: Dual wield Light Maces. Attacking a +7/+7 for d4 +2d6 +4 non-lethal damage. AC 19/15/15. Saves: 3/8/2. 35 hit points, 36 skill points.
Level 8: Attacking at +11/+11/+6 for d4 +8d6 non-lethal damage. AC: 20/15/15. Saves: 4/11/3. 67 hit points, 64 skills.
Level 12: Invisible Blade. Attacking at +15/+15/+10/+10 for d4+12d6 nonlethal damage and 2 strength damage. AC: 20/16/15. Saves: 6/14/7. 99hp, 96 skills. That's 80DPR (non-lethal) and 3.6 strength damage against a CR equivalent enemy.
Level 16: Improved Iron Will and Evasion. Attacking at +18/+18/+13/+13/+8/+8 for d4 +16d6 nonlethal damage and 2 strength damage. AC 20/16/15. Saves 7/16/8. 131hp and 128 skills.
Level 20: Improved Evasion and Shadow Clone. Attacking at +22/+22/+17/+17/+12/+12 for d4 + 20d6 nonlethal damage and 2 strength damage. AC 20/17/14. Saves 8/19/9. 179hp and 160 skills.
At level 10, your tactics change for the amazing. Invisible blade gives you greater invisibility for rounds equal to your level: Price is one ki point. You don’t need to worry about flanking for sneak attacks, and you need to worry a lot less about being hit. At level 12, you will be doing 2 points of strength damage per sneak attack,
Guide to the Builds
Comprehensive Guide to the Guides
Zenith's Guide to the Ninja, Part I: Introduction, Attribute, and Races
Zenith's Guide to the Ninja, Part II: Ninja Tricks
Zenith's Guide to the Ninja, Part III: Feats
Zenith's Guide to the Ninja, Part IV: Equipment, Multi-Classing, and Builds