fireinthedust wrote:5) Not a question, but I read an article recently that said Einstein would be a 5th level expert (physics), and that aragorn wouldn't be higher than 5th level (I mean, if he's challenged by orcs with your build, what the heck do the orcs he's fighting look like?! oohh... wait, could you do some Cave Troll builds?).
This one is specific to D&D and the way it works. It was more a response to the fact that D&D isn't realistic in its skill benchmarks. Einstein is a 5th level expert with appropriate skills, a hefty intelligence, and nothing else. He can regularly hit knowledge checks in the mid to high 30s without too much trouble. Aragorn is more about adjusting one's perceptions about D&D, while I don't disagree with the basic premise of the article I don't think it really takes into account the type of game one would run based on Lord of the Rings.
As for Drizzt. Gwen as a summoned minion works better since if she's killed she can be summoned again after an appropriate amount of time. At any rate thanks for the compliments.
Luke, yeah. He's funny to build. Deflect is basically a ranged attack version of block. As stated Luke can use it without preparing a block/deflect action but takes a cumulative -2 to each attack he deflects.