Player’s Handbook 3 (), by Mike Mearls with Bruce R. Cordell and Robert J. Schwalb, is the third core player’s book for D&D 4e. Player’s Handbook 3: A 4th Edition D&D Core Rulebook [Mike Mearls, Rob Heinsoo, Robert J. Schwalb] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Player’s Handbook 3 for 4E D&D adds to the game with a pile of new character options. New races, classes, the Psionic Power Source.

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That is, you can do more with your powers, but you have less powers to do stuff with. All of the expansion books really need the base book for their listed classes or you won’t be able to play one properly. You can edit this page to create it.

On the subject of racial feats, there are quite some number to choose from, which is great. The option of superior implement can both give your character a bit of a boost, and also help to distinguish them from other characters by using an implement with a unique twist. This means, to get much out of them you have to waste lots of Feat slots on Rune Feats, which is a bit limiting.

Sign up using Facebook. Home Podcasts Suggest a podcast topic! Join Date Mar Posts Both their ability scores and powers lend themselves to spellcasting, particularly Controlling: If you have a party full of casters, then your average Leader has no crazy melee Strikers to help position and buff, and no tanks to protect and heal.

Sign up using Email and Password. Dragon Issue – Oct I supported because… “A algae and plankton filled environment that enables me to thrive! As vaguely humanoid, fairly normal-looking creatures, I think, out of all the new races in this book, the Githzerai would fit best into normal campaigns. Suffice to say, Minotaurs are another big, tough race favouring big, tough classes like Barbarians, Fighters, and Wardens. Manuale del Giocatore 3. In a curious move, some number insignificant number of the Powers basically allow you to use one skill check in place of another, such as an Arcana check instead of Bluff, Diplomacy, or Intimidate.


Join Date Oct Posts 1. Player’s Handbook 3 includes 4 classes tied to the psionic power source: It also presents a new divine class the runepriest and a new primal class the seeker. Runepriests are specifically designed for that kind of playstyle. If you have felt limited by the multiclassing rules and wanted to have a character who, from level 1, was defined by two classes, then the hybrid character rules are definately good, and worth using.

I’m considering allowing the feat but reducing the damage bonus to 1d3. The classes introduce the Psionic Power Source, with four Psionic classes one for each role: Is the Arcana training a feat tax for Monks who want this extra upgrade to their MUS, or who want to qualify for the relevant paragon paths? A lot of Paragon Paths add some interesting theme or mechanic to your character: Unfortunately, the granted powers seem to be a mix of Striker, Defender, and Controller, so once again, a more focused Paragon Path will easily outdo this in most situations.

A year costs about as much as both of the books you’re talking about buying and you gain access to the full library of 4e rules content via the compendium, and all the available character options via the character builder.

D&D 4E Player’s Handbook 3: In-Depth Review

The Paragon multiclassing was simply borked, and even after slight Half-Elf specific improvements in the PHBII, it was very difficult to have d&c properly multiclass character. As far as roleplaying goes, the 4E Monk has tried to hark back a bit to the western Monk a la Friar Tuck 4w, rather than simply being Oriental martial-arts experts. From socially awkward, to just plain weird. Their Powers, augmentation options, and abilities are all written well to provide a good selection of interesting options.


Sometimes I feel sorry for the writers.

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Nice comfortable brain-eating familiarity. The Attack Technique gives a some sort of attack, which is a Standard Action. Specifically, a Pixie Monk from the new “Heroes of the Feywild” book.

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They are unique, they are mobile, they have awesome abilities. This may sound lame… except for the fact that multiple At-Wills and quite some number of Encounter Powers actually count as Ranged Basic Attacks.

Three of the four Paths give a new rune state for the Runepriest to enter, with different effects. They can shift into different nature aspects, and can acquire more through feats.

Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. The racial Paragon Path mirrors these advantages and disadvantages. A Feat can be taken to regain some lost class features, and you can Paragon Multiclass for even more. Skill Based buy or gain skills. It has been your support, financial and otherwise, that has allowed this site to become what it is today. pjb3

The PHB3 features a few new races: