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Olga Garikova Dwarf Paladin WP by mindflenzing Olga Garikova Dwarf Paladin WP by mindflenzing
For the first time in I don't know how long I have my birthday off (entirely by accident) so I figured I'd finish a pic I had drawn previously but only got around to inking last night. I've made many paladins and paladin hybrids for LFR before but Olga Garikova is the only one I've made who is not a talker. Ewan (Charismadin) and Dante (Charismadin/Darklock) are smart alecs, Marjolein (Charismadin/Bard/Warlord) is a holy terror but Olga has no Charisma to speak of (or with). She's built for two things, to deal more damage than the striker, and to make the DM grind his teeth trying to kill her. She has two minor action encounter heals, three minor action daily heals, and one free action daily heal, and a healing surge value that is not 1/4 of her hit points but 1/3 and her defenses are very high all around. A typical defender of her level deals 1d8+6 (average 10.5) damage at will, an average striker of her level deals 1d10+1d8+6 (average 15.5) she does 1d10+14 and can reroll any ones or twos on that die (average 20.5). She has done 65 points of damage on her first level encounter power and over 70 on her daily. She's only once ever received healing from a party leader and is a 4th level character.

She's a very tall and muscular dwarf who can leap in a full suit of plate mail like a Barbarian in animal skins. But she isn't terribly smart, agile, or charismatic so she prefers to let her hammer do the talking, with that weapon she does not take clumsy actions. She sees herself as a simple farm girl turned soldier of the faith who is a firm believer that it is better for people to think you're stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. This causes her to respond with a bit of a pause and then mostly in body language, short words and phrases rather than long rambling sentences. As you might have guessed from earlier, I decided to go a different route from most on this dwarf. Everybody does Scottish accents for Dwarves (despite making them look like Vikings). I decided to make all mine Russian.
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Nicely Done <D
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
No problem <)
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OuroborosI Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Russian is odd and clicks at the same time there portrayed as giants with large beards only that size is in the way.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I think it would be hilarious to model dwarves after Mongolians and have one as a master of pony-back archery.
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OuroborosI Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
could work as a specialised hill dwarf clan.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Better yet, make them boar riding barbarian archers and give the dinosaur riding cannibal halflings of Eberron a run for their money.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey man good work. A dwarf, paladin, and female, interesting combination. In any case I think dwarves ought to be wearing heavy armor. I mean, they're dwarves, they make the stuff.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, dwarves should wear heavy armor. The only two I've ever designed without it are a Dwarven Guardian Druid who wears a blacksmith's outfit and turns into a dire boar and a Dwarven Vestige Pact Warlock who uses a Dwarven Greatmaul as an arcane implement. Everybody else goes Chain, Scale, or Plate.

Perhaps more interesting, she's also a peasant farmer rather than a noble (as paladins tend to be). And she's a Paladin of the god of beatdowns rather than the Dwarven Maker god or the god or Justice who is primarily worshiped in Tymanther where she is from.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea, I mean their livelihood is pretty much weapons manufacture and construction (with stone not wood).

See I didn't know that but it makes sense because in real life the warrior class was often hereditary. There's seriously a god of beatdowns?
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