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Old 01-18-2018, 12:55 AM
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Basic 5e Character Creation Question

So this is my first 5e character and game, and I've made a Rogue 3/Monk 1 MC character.

I'm down to really only one thing left - the final stats:

Point buy: 27pts

Do I go human (after +1 adjustment):
Human: Stats: Str: 10 Dex: 16 Con: 12 Int: 10 Wis: 16 Cha: 12 +1pt

Or VHuman (after +1 dex/+1wis adj):
VHuman: Stats: Str: 10 Dex: 16 Con: 12 Int: 10 Wis: 15 Cha: 10 +1pt
Feat: Either Mobile or Observant
Prof: Something-or-other useful.

Because it's my first 5e game I'm getting analysis paralysis over a couple of minor things and it is quite frustrating.

Any advice either mechanically or about 5e in general for how to make this decision would be helpful.
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:46 PM
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Feats are fun. And you don't get many. Go for variant human.

And get the Perception skill if you can.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:41 PM
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As good an argument as any. Thanks zev.
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I don't think it matters much. D&D 5e is much less prone to min/maxing than are previous versions. You can't go wrong with any of these builds.
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I don't think it matters much. D&D 5e is much less prone to min/maxing than are previous versions. You can't go wrong with any of these builds.

You are right- but I still see people who make pretty bad characters mechanically.

I am not sure why the OP wants to go R-3/Mk-1 but that's neither here nor there:

You're the rogue.... outside of combat one of your main functions is making sure the party is not damaged by traps...

Secondly as a monk, you need the high wisdom anyway.

So I'd go w/the variant human and observant (adding the extra +1 to WIS) so you end up with 16 DEX/ WIS 16...

though STR is unnecessary for a monk...

I'd start with S8 D15 Co14 I 10 W15 Ch8
+1D/W and observant giving you:
S8 D16 Co14 I 10 W17 Ch8

As soon as you turn lvl 4 rogue, Id then take Resilient(WIS) bringing the WIS to 18... WIS Saves is arguably the most important saves and having prof bonus there can save you're bacon.

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Old 01-23-2018, 09:12 PM
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I agree with Zev BTW... not only get the perception skill but that should be one of your expertise skills taken at lvl 1.

18 WIS with Observant and expertise is passive perception 25 as soon as you hit level 5.

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