Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Best Tank Build & Race Attributes

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Best Tank Build & Race Attributes 1 - steamsplay.com
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Best Tank Build & Race Attributes 1 - steamsplay.com

With a whopping 9 classes this super dip heavy build can achieve saving throw and AC values beyond the bounds of what is reasonable. With some of hints and tips included alongside the build that really make it shine you will find yourself never getting hit and succeeding on every saving throw.
 
 

The Build

The core of the build is posted below in table format for anyone who wants a quick overview before we get into the specifics of why we pick what we pick and why we do it in this order.
 
 
RACE AND ATTRIBUTES
 
 

 
BUILD
 
 

RaceHalf-Elf [Kindred-Raised]
Strength14
Dexterity7
Constitution7
Intelligence14
Wisdom16
Charisma21 [+2/+2]
LevelClassImportant Class FeatureFeat Choice
1Oracle 1Nature – Nature’s Whispers
 
 
 
Wolf-Scarred Curse
Combat Expertise
2Scaled Fist 1Bonus Feat – Dodge
3Witch of the Veil 1Lizard Familiar
 
 
 
Iceplant Hex
Crane Style
4Paladin 1Smite Evil
5Paladin 2Divine GraceLightning Reflexes
6Scaled Fist 2Evasion
 
 
 
Bonus Feat – Blind Fight
7Instinctual Warrior 1Focussed RageImproved Lightning Reflexes
8Instinctual Warrior 2Cunning Elusion
9Arcane Enforcer 1Wooden Flesh Arcanist ExploitCrane Wing
10Vivisectionist 1Strength Mutagen
11Vivisectionist 2Cognatogen – CharismaCrame Riposte
12Sword Saint 1Chosen Weapon – BiteDazzling Display
13Hellknight 1Smite Chaos
14Sword Saint 2
15Sword Saint 3Arcane Accuracy OR Wand wielderShatter Defenses
16Sword Saint 4
17Sword Saint 5Magus Bonus Feat – Power AttackDreadful Carnage
18Sword Saint 6Prescient Attack
19Instinctual Warrior 3[Free slot]
20Instinctual Warrior 4Guarded Stance

 
KEY FEATURES
 
 

  • Nature’s Whispers Oracle gives charisma to AC (replaces dexterity)
  • Scaled fist gives charisma to AC again meaning you get double charisma to AC and evasion (no damage if you reflex save on fireball and similar spells)
  • Witch of the veil gives +5 AC with the iceplant ring in act 1 and lets you become invisible as as swift action at will (enjoy the concealment and flat footed attacks), also gives access to mage armour so you can use archmage armour without potions or scrolls, amazingly powerful dip.
  • Paladin gives you charisma to saves and smite evil, [you’re supposed to be allowed to be a non lawful good paladin after you pick a mythic path but currently its bugged and you lose smite evil. You keep every other class feature including lay on hands, hopefully this will be fixed soon. Stick to Angel and Aeon to keep smite evil for now]
  • Instinctual Warrior gives wisdom to AC and rage [requires you to become non-lawful at the level up screen]
  • Vivisectionist 2 cognatogen gives +4 charisma and +2 AC which is great given how powerful charisma has become with this build
  • Wooden Flesh exploit gives you mind affecting immunity and +2 AC while active
  • Hell Knight gives you smite chaos which stacks with smite evil on the same target
  • Sword saint with chosen weapon bite is active no matter what you equip because of the wolf-scarred curse and gives +6 AC with 22 intelligence (achievable with buffs). Prescient attack lets you target flat footed AC vs annoyingly tanky enemies
     
     
     
     
     
    In the end you can easily end up with AC values above 100 and will be nearly untouchable. Saving throws will also be extremely high. Double smite (chaos and evil) allows you to destroy nearly any boss by leveraging your charisma into even more AB, AC and saving throw buffs against that target.
     
     
     
     
     
    CONCLUSION
     
     
     
     
     
    With this build you can end up with saves in the 50’s and an AC above 100 with the values getting even higher if you use both kinds of smite on chaotic evil bosses. Defenses get excessively high against the target of the smite but the double charisma to attack bonus allows a quick clean kill.
     
     
     
     
     
    GAMEPLAY VIDEOS
     
     
     
     
     
    I’ve refined the leveling up order since making these so if anything they are slightly weaker versions of what you will have following the guide. I picked an early game fight, a mid game fight, and some cheese in act 5 to show its viable throughout the game.
     
     
     
     
     
    Beating the water elemental on unfair difficulty without taking any damage to demonstrate early game viability:
     
     
     

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    Hunter Retriever fight (lepers smile) on unfair to demonstrate double protective luck:
     
     
     

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    Winning by doing absolutely nothing in the enigma on unfair (level 20 Angel) to demonstrate late game power:
     
     
     

     
     

     
     
    Here we come to an end for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Best Tank Build & Race Attributes hope you enjoy it. If you think we forget something to include or we should make an update to the post let us know via comment, and we will fix it asap! Thanks and have a great day!
     


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