Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous – Best Builds

Learn about the best builds available in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous to make your character the strongest.

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous takes on you on an adventure where you fight against the forces of evil. The game has a lot of mechanics, decisions, lore, and content. Furthermore, it can be challenging since you have to face off against various strong monsters, demons, and other dark creatures. Hence, creating the best character is vital in ensuring you are ready to take on whatever comes at you.

The game offers a deep and complex character creation system with many skills, classes, races, etc. First, you must figure out the best build for your Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous playstyle. Builds constitute your class, abilities, ability scores, feats, spells, weapons, armor, and skills. Finding the perfect combination and balance among many aspects can be confusing and tough, particularly for new players. In fact, the game has 12 races, 39 classes, and within it, subclasses to choose from.

This guide will help you pick the best builds for your Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous playthrough by listing some of the best builds in the game and what they consist of.

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10 Best Builds in Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous

Pathfinder Wrath best Builds
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10. Flame Dancer Build

  • Base Class: Bard
  • Race: Human, Elf, Halfling, Aasimar
  • Class Skills:
    • Mobility
    • Athletics
    • Persuasion
    • Trickery
    • Lore (Nature)
    • Perception
    • Stealth
    • Use Magic Device
    • Lore (Religion)
    • Knowledge (World)
    • Knowledge (Arcana)
  • Flame Dancer Abilities (by order of learning):
    • Bard Proficiencies, Cantrips, Inspire Courage, Bardic Knowledge, Detect Magic
    • Bard Talent, Well-Versed
    • Fire Dance
    • Fascinate, Inspire Courage
    • Bard Talent, Fire Dance
    • Bardic Performance (Move Action)
    • Fan the Flames
    • Inspire Greatness
    • Jack of All Trades, Bard Talent
    • Inspire Courage, Fire Dance
    • Soothing Performance
    • Bardic Performance (Swift Action)
    • Bard Talent
    • Inspire Heroics
    • Inspire Courage
    • Bard Talent
    • Deadly Performance

Ability Points

  • Strength: 8
  • Dexterity: 16
  • Constitution: 8
  • Intelligence: 12
  • Wisdom: 10
  • Charisma: 20

They study the movement of flames to gather knowledge for their performance. The power of fire is used to attack as well as support. Mainly support.

9. Zen Archer Build

  • Base Class: Monk
  • Race: Mongrelman
  • Class Skills:
    • Mobility
    • Athletics
    • Persuasion
    • Lore (Religion)
    • Knowledge(World)
    • Perception
    • Stealth
  • Zen Archer Skills (by order of learning):
    • Zen Archer Proficiencies, Improved Unarmed Strike, Improved Strike, AC bonus, Perfect Strike, Flurry of Blows, Zen Archer Bonus Feat
    • Zen Archer Bonus Feat, Way of the Bow
    • Ki Pool, Ki Strike – Magic, Fast Movement, Point Blank Master, Zen Archery
    • Stunning Fist: Fatigue, Ki Power, Still Mind
    • Ki Arrows
    • Ki Power, Zen Archer Bonus Feat
    • Ki Strike – Cold Iron and Silver
    • Stunning Fist: Sicken, Ki Power
    • Ki Strike – Lawful, Zen Archer Bonus Feat
    • Ki Power
    • Bomb
    • Ki Power, Zen Archer Bonus Feat
    • Ki Strike – Adamantine, Ki Power
    • Ki Power, Zen Archer Bonus Feat
    • Ki Power: Perfect Self

Ability Points

  • Strength: 22
  • Dexterity: 20
  • Constitution: 14
  • Intelligence: 11
  • Wisdom: 20
  • Charisma: 9

Zen Archers is a useful build as you can unlock almost all the powerful abilities within the first four level-ups. Use their Ki powers and Wisdom to do heavy damage simultaneously to multiple foes.

8. Mad Dog Build

  • Base Class: Barbarian
  • Race: Human
  • Class Skills:
    • Athletics
    • Mobility
    • Lore (Nature)
    • Perception
    • Persuasion
  • Mad Dog Skills (by order of learning):
    • Fast movement, Barbarian Proficiencies, Animal Companion
    • Pack Tactics
    • Trap sense +1
    • Rage power, Rage
    • Ferocious Fetch
    • Trap sense +2
    • Rage power
    • Trap sense +3
    • Damage reduction 1/—
    • Greater Rage
    • Rage power, trap sense +4
    • Damage reduction 2/—
    • Throat Cutter
    • Trap sense +5
    • Damage reduction 3/—, rage power
    • Tireless Rage
    • trap sense +6
    • Damage reduction 4/—
    • Mighty Rage, rage power

Ability Points

  • Strength: 20
  • Dexterity: 12
  • Constitution: 16
  • Intelligence: 10
  • Wisdom: 8
  • Charisma: 8

Mad Dog builds in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous focuses on domination enemies and clashes with them head-on with devastating power. Your skills will give you speed and strength boosts and some tracking proficiencies. Furthermore, you can also use animals to fight alongside you.

7. Proclaimer Build

  • Base Class: Warpriest
  • Race: Human, Dwarf, Aasimars
  • Class Skills:
    • Athletics
    • Lore (Religion)
    • Knowledge (World)
    • Knowledge (Arcana)
    • Persuasion
  • Proclaimer Skills (by order of learning):
    • Deity Selection, Weapon Focus, Blessings, Sacred WeaponWeapon Focus
    • Cleanser of Evil
    • Bonus feat
    • Sacred Weapon, Zone of Sanctification
    • Bonus feat
    • Cleanser of Evil, Zone of Sanctification
    • Sacred Weapon
    • Bonus feat
    • Bonus feat, Sacred Weapon
    • Cleanser of Evil, Zone of Sanctification
    • Bonus feat
    • Sacred Weapon
    • Bonus feat
    • Cleanser of Evil, Zone of Sanctification
    • Aspect of War, Sacred Weapon

Ability Points

  • Strength: 17
  • Dexterity: 13
  • Constitution: 16
  • Intelligence: 10
  • Wisdom: 14
  • Charisma: 10

Proclaimers can use melees and ranged weapons to attack and cast powerful magics using their power of faith. They also have great supporting potential,s such as healing and buffs.

6. Empyreal Sorcerer Build

  • Base Class: Sorcerer
  • Race: Human, Half-elf
  • Class Skills:
    • Persuasion
    • Knowledge (Arcana)
    • Use Magic Device
  • Empyreal Sorcerer Skills (by order of learning):
    • Detect Magic, Sorcerer Bonus Feat, Cantrips, Sorcerer Proficiencies, Empyreal Bloodline, Heavenly Fire, Bloodline Arcana, Class Skill – Lore (Religion)
    • Bless, Celestial Resistances
    • Resist Energy
    • Protection from Energy, Bloodline Feat Selection
    • Remove Curse, Channel Positive Energy
    • Flamestrike
    • Bloodline Feat Selection, Dispel Magic Greater
    • Banishment, Conviction, Wings
    • Sunburst
    • Bloodline Feat Selection, Summon Monsters IX
    • Ascension

Ability Points

  • Strength: 8
  • Dexterity: 16
  • Constitution: 8
  • Intelligence: 12
  • Wisdom: 20
  • Charisma: 10

Empyreal Sorcerer casts powerful spells of all types. Unlike Wizards, they do not have to study and learn spells before going into battle. Furthermore, you can choose a bloodline that gives you extra powers. The whole Sorcerer class is better at using magic. Mainly thanks to their immense arsenal of usable spells.

5. Deliverer Build

  • Base Class: Slayer
  • Race: Human, Half-elf, Half-Orc
  • Class Skills:
    • Persuasion
    • Mobility
    • Perception
    • Athletics
    • Lore (Nature)
    • Knowledge (World)
    • Stealth
  • Deliverer Skills (by order of learning):
    • Slayer Proficiencies, Studied Target, Deity Selection
    • Determined Zeal
    • Sneak Attack
    • Slayer Talents
    • Studied Target
    • Slayer Talents, Sneak Attack
    • Studied Target (Swift)
    • Slayer Talents
    • Sneak Attack
    • Studied Target, Advanced Talents, Divine Anathema
    • Slayer Talents, Sneak Attack
    • Slayer’s Advance
    • Slayer Talents, Quarry
    • Studied Target, Sneak Attack
    • Slayer Talents
    • Slayer’s Advance
    • Sneak Attack, Slayer Talents
    • Improved Quarry
    • Studied Target, Slayer Talents, Master Slayer

Ability Points

  • Strength: 14
  • Dexterity: 20
  • Constitution: 14
  • Intelligence: 12
  • Wisdom: 8
  • Charisma: 8

Deliverers are strong and agile. As an archetype of Slayer, they excel in attacking with speed. Their abilities allow them to study and track opponents quickly. So that you can easily get into their territory, deal massive damage and come back. Their high perception and stealth also mean you can keep things quiet and sense enemy presence from afar.

4. Eldritch Scion Build

  • Base Class: Magus
  • Race: Human, Aasimar, Tiefling, Dhampir
  • Class Skills:
    • Persuasion
    • Athletics
    • Knowledge (Arcana)
    • Knowledge (World)
    • Use Magic Device
  • Eldritch Scion Skills (by order of learning):
    • Cantrips, Magus Proficiencies, Arcane Pool, Spell Combat, Detect Magic, Bloodlines
    • Spellstrike
    • Magus Arcana
    • Arcane Weapon (+2), Bonus Magus Feat
    • Magus Arcana
    • Arcane Medium Armor
    • Arcane Weapon (+3), Magus Arcana
    • Fighter Training
    • Bonus Magus Feat
    • Magus Arcana
    • Arcane Weapon (+4), Arcane Heavy Armor
    • Improved Spell Combat
    • Magus Arcana
    • Counterstrike
    • Arcane Weapon (+5), Bonus Magus Feat
    • Magus Arcana, Greater Spell Combat
    • Greater Spell Access
    • True Magus

Ability Points

  • Strength: 8
  • Dexterity: 15
  • Constitution: 15
  • Intelligence: 8
  • Wisdom: 7
  • Charisma: 20

Eldritch Scion is a top archetype built to play as. They use both magic and weapons to fight and are rather strong. Although to fully utilize the weapons, you need to use your magic to enhance them and add various effects. Therefore they come in handy in both ranged and close-range encounters. Ensure you have good support or tank members to protect you, as Eldritch Scion is only good with light armor. Wearing them, you can cast spells without fail.

Moreover, you do not have to learn spells beforehand.

3. Crossblooded Build

  • Base Class: Sorcerer
  • Race: Human, Aasimar, Dhampir
  • Class Skills:
    • Persuasion
    • Knowledge (Arcana)
    • Use Magic Device
  • Crossblooded Skills (by order of learning):
    • Detect Magic, Sorcerer Bonus Feat, Cantrips, Sorcerer Proficiencies, Bloodline, Secondary Bloodline
    • Bloodline Feat Selection
    • Bloodline Feat Selection
    • Bloodline Feat Selection

Ability Points

  • Strength: 8
  • Dexterity: 16
  • Constitution: 10
  • Intelligence: 10
  • Wisdom: 10
  • Charisma: 20

Crossblooded comes from the Sorcerer class and hence are deadly spellcasters. The number of skills learned by progression is obviously really low, but whatever you learn allows you to turn your character into a devastating spellcaster. Furthermore, you don’t need to study and learn spells.

The best part with Crossblooded builds in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is that you can choose two bloodlines. Hence, acquiring double the power and magic abilities.

2. Wandering Marksman Build

  • Base Class: Hunter
  • Race: Human, Dwarf
  • Class Skills:
    • Persuasion
    • Lore (Nature)
    • Perception
    • Athletics
    • Knowledge (World)
    • Stealth
  • Wandering Marksman Skills (by order of learning):
    • Animal Companion, Animal Focus, Nature Sense
    • Precise Companion
    • Planned Distraction
    • Self-reliance
    • Second Animal Focus
    • Emergency Swap
    • Raise Animal Companion
    • Imminent Attack
    • One with the Wild
    • Master Hunter

Ability Points

  • Strength: 8
  • Dexterity: 20
  • Constitution: 10
  • Intelligence: 12
  • Wisdom: 16
  • Charisma: 8

An archetype of the Hunter class, Wandering Marksman attacks tactically with their beast companions and blends with their surroundings. Furthermore, they can use nature magic and take on aspects of beasts themselves.

Wandering Marksman are highly mobile and uses their wide range of abilities to distract enemies using their beast companions while they attack, both from afar and close-ranged. Furthermore, you can resurrect your animal partner, which always comes in handy.

As part of the Hunter class, they are proficient in light, and medium armor, except for tower shields, and excel in simple and martial weapons.

1. Warrior Of The Holy Light Build

  • Base Class: Paladin
  • Race: Human, Aasimar, Tiefling
  • Class Skills:
    • Persuasion
    • Lore (Nature)
    • Lore (Religion)
    • Knowledge (World)
    • Knowledge (Arcana)
  • Warrior of the Holy Light Skills (by order of learning):
    • Deity Selection, Paladin Proficiencies, Alignment Restriction, Smite Evil
    • Divine Grace, Lay on Hands – Others
    • Aura of Courage, Divine Health, Mercy
    • Smite Evil – Additional Use, Channel Positive Energy, Power of Faith
    • Divine Bond
    • Mercy
    • Smite Evil – Additional Use
    • Aura of Resolve, Power of Faith
    • Mercy
    • Smite Evil – Additional Use
    • Mark of Justice
    • Mercy, Power of Faith
    • Smite Evil – Additional Use
    • Shining Light
    • Mercy
    • Smite Evil – Additional Use, Power of Faith
    • Aura of Righteousness
    • Mercy
    • Smite Evil – Additional Use
    • Holy Champion, Power of Faith

Ability Points

  • Strength: 16
  • Dexterity: 10
  • Constitution: 16
  • Intelligence: 12
  • Wisdom: 8
  • Charisma: 16

Warrior of the Holy Light Paladins is strong fighters as well as spellcasters. They can also be used as tanks, making them one of the most versatile classes and archetype builds in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. Moreover, the spells used are holy spells which consist of support-type spells such as healing, granting immunity to players, and also attacking spells such as Smite Evil and Shining Light which does massive AOE damage. Especially affecting the undead and the evil.

Therefore, this class and archetype can easily break enemy lines and provide occasional support to party members. Giving you more options when strategizing your party members for a battle. Warrior of the Holy Light build excels in all types of simple and martial weapons and all types of armor and shields(except tower shields) without risk of failing spells.

The downside is that this build will be slow, less agile, and needs to study to learn the spells beforehand. Additionally, you must strictly keep alignment as Lawful Good. Shifting too much will turn you into a Fallen Paladin. In this state, you cannot use any Paladin spells, features, etc. So make wise decisions.

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