I'm looking to build a melee thief.
Its a 22 point buy
I was looking at either:
18 Dex (20 with +2 total of +5
14 Char ( 16 with +2 total of +3
Or, a more well rounded character
18 Dex (same as above
13 Strength (+1 focus on melee)
12 Wis (+1)
11 Charisma (13 with +2 = +1)
The first build focuses on role playing more than roll playing which seems to fit PbP (this is my first D&D game EVER not just PbP). The second fits my desire to melee a bit more.
Outside of that Looking at skills
Thievery Stealth Acrobatics Perception and Bluff will all be trained
For my 4th and final skill I'm torn between
1. Athletics (would fit strength well if I went with a second build)
2. Insight (This fits role playing better)
I will be taking streetwise as my extra skill at level 2 because it fits my character background.
Level 1 Rapier
Level 2 Light Blade Expertise
Level 4 Backstabber
Level 6 Nimble Blade
Level 8 The world.
I'm leaning towards the role playing character (+3 char) and insight vs. well rounded and Athletics...
But wanted to get some other opinions.