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Sorry to bother again, but I've made my Abadar cleric focus on summoning feats and gave him some good charisma for extra channels. Is there really anything else to grab on him other than more channels and summoning feats?
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Techbandit: Sorry to bother again, but I've made my Abadar cleric focus on summoning feats and gave him some good charisma for extra channels. Is there really anything else to grab on him other than more channels and summoning feats?
Don't need summoning feats on a cleric to begin with. Animate dead is the best summoning spell in the game and it doesn't benefit from any feats whatsoever. Don't remember if elemental swarm does, but it's for fodder either way. What you want as a cleric is heighten spell and evocation foci for archon's aura and blade barrier. Everything else is largely whatever you fancy.
Hello InEffect. First of all I wanted to thank you for your fantastic guides & builds. I'm new to Pathfinder:Kingmaker and your documented support I've found on this forum is truly impressive.

I'm really new to this game and I have not enough know-how to create my own builds. I'm primarily intending to play Kingmaker as a RPG and not a competitive esport however I do like a bit of a challenge in my games and planned on playing on Challenging followed by another run on Hard. I wanted to ask you about one issue I have re most of your builds which is the alignment choice.

Like I said I do value the roleplaying aspect of my character and after reaching level 6 and reading up on majority of your builds it became pretty obvious that due to alignment restrictions on certain classes and feats (ie: Slayer's Divine Anathema, monks etc) LG and lawful in general truly are the go to meta choices and are featured in around 80 to 90% of your builds posted in here and your other thread.

The problem is that I absolutely detest lawful good choices in this game. I understand the moral issues of true evil and good existing in this game but even then it feels more like a "I'm good because I'm the strongest being in the universe and I say so" - I guess I'm a huge softie and can't deal with being a zealous fanatic purging lesser races & law breakers. I too often catch myself choosing chaotic good or neutral. I understand that there are scrolls & respec options to reset your alignments but that just feels cheap and ruins my immersion.

So my question is: Outside of few obvious builds like your Slayer which would completely collapse without being LG how badly am I gimping myself by not following the alignment part on your builds?

Once again, thanks for all you've done so far.
Post edited May 26, 2021 by Kunzzi
Depends on the class. If you just go necro/conjuration sylvan sorc, being chaotic is pretty meta since ruin is so much better on chaotic characters. For melee, you can do something like booter 10/Archae2/DD4/something 2 or literally any other build that would wear oak. The obvious issue is inefficiencies that come from that like sorc, for example, doesn't really need 25PB and can be done just as fine as a merc and so on.

Generally, alignment is most restrictive in terms of kingdom management and gear management, since you won't have anyone to put those awesome LG robes on and bulletin boards save a whole lot of time and effort on the kingdom side. Other than that there are a ton of viable builds that don't give a damn about alignment.

The reason why there are so many lawful and monk characters is just that it's the most efficient way around the block and the guide is at least mostly focused on making "good" decisions even if the character concept is not the best(cause the guide would be very short otherwise).
Post edited May 26, 2021 by InEffect
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InEffect: Depends on the class. If you just go necro/conjuration sylvan sorc, being chaotic is pretty meta since ruin is so much better on chaotic characters. For melee, you can do something like booter 10/Archae2/DD4/something 2 or literally any other build that would wear oak. The obvious issue is inefficiencies that come from that like sorc, for example, doesn't really need 25PB and can be done just as fine as a merc and so on.

Generally, alignment is most restrictive in terms of kingdom management and gear management, since you won't have anyone to put those awesome LG robes on and bulletin boards save a whole lot of time and effort on the kingdom side. Other than that there are a ton of viable builds that don't give a damn about alignment.

The reason why there are so many lawful and monk characters is just that it's the most efficient way around the block and the guide is at least mostly focused on making "good" decisions even if the character concept is not the best(cause the guide would be very short otherwise).
Thank you. I've decided to give it a go with AT Sorc.