So first of all I think I better point out a few key things before go into how I am planning the development of this character.
*I will be playing Single Player Official Campaign only with this character
*I will mainly be swashbuckling with Shortsword/shortsword or Shortsword/dagger with longbow as a secondary, or when helpful weapon, and mace/mace when facing undead
*I will be playing a Human
*I have no intention of wearing anything heavier then studded armor
I was thinking for this build, I would go with the often used ranger1/rogue19 approach, but after reading a lot of the rogue threads, I’m considering possibly taking some levels of fighter either to augment or replace the ranger level. The extra feats would definitely be helpful, allowing me to take both Point Blank and Rapid Shot, or Dodge and Mobility, depending. However, because of the sneak attack bonuses, and the fact that they don’t work on undead, the favored enemy undead from the ranger level would be helpful, as well as the 19 rogue levels. I think a big determining factor to help you guys advise me would be to show you my starting statistics.
10Str, 16Dex, 12Con, 14Int, 10Wis, 14Cha
As far as feats are concerned, I dunno.. I could go with Weapon Focus and Improved Critical in short swords, or I could rely on sneak attack and Crippling Strike for extra damage, and also get an extra feat. I've seen Torias say that ranger Dual Weilding is not enough since you can't get Improved Two Weapon Fighting, but I think that taking say Improved Critical instead or getting favored enemy undead is better then an extra attack.. what do you think?
I am considering all of the following feats:
Great Fortitude, Iron Will, Weapon Finesse, Rapid Shot, Point Blank, Dodge, Mobility, Toughness, Weapon Focus, Improved Critical, Improved Evasion, Slippery Mind, and Crippling Strike.
Any and all advice anyone can offer with this is greatly appreciated,