5e character building help
So with a new edition, I wanted to go back to my roots. My first character ever was a Fey Pact warlock, and I figured what the hell, let’s make another.
Now, for those of you unfamiliar, Tyranny of Dragons is the new D&D encounters. A cult called the Cult of Dragons is trying to bring Tiamut back, and bring her to Faerun. Now, we chose our factions and rolled our backgrounds. I am a Harper Agent, but more like… a section 31 agent. The reason being, my family used to be members of the Cult of Dragons. They were killed by a rival faction in the cult, viewing them as having too much power. My character was presumed dead. He now fights for good, and is seeking to eliminate 3 key members of the cult.
I like the idea of this, a lot. I just don’t know how to focus the actual character. I want to be useful at the table and keep things moving, but I’m a sucker for flavor. I like the joker (he’s currently a charlatan) who uses it to hide the pain and his past. He’s a gambler and a liar, but doesn’t want anyone to have to go through what he did again. Basically, a conman with a heart of gold. Steal from the rich, keep moving and trying to help all the while, eliminating that cult.
I just don’t know what build or pact fits the flavor the best. I was looking at a Fey Pact Half Elf but I’m not sure. It’s also a bit redundant. Some other races I had in mind were Dragonborn or Tiefling, but I’m not sold on flavor and stats yet. And fiend pact just… sounds too evil. I mean, devil deals.
There is a league rule on stat arrays and point buying, so I can either use a standard array (15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8). I point bought, ending with (15, 15, 14, 10, 10, 8).
So I’m in a bind. I don’t know what to build that would be powerful and good flavor. I really want to make a fun and interesting character, but i’m so wrapped up in boons and pacts, I’m not sure where to go. Could anyone offer suggestions?