Naturally, increasing Strength and the weapon Enchantment bonus will increase damage output. But, I am wondering which Level 40 Player character can achieve the highest possible damage on a single strike.
For the specifics, let's use a +5 weapon with no other properties on an enemy with no particular Damage Vulnerability, though if the answer changes with a +10 Enchantment bonus, that might be interesting to note. And, let's only consider legal characters, meaning that you have to be able to level up from Level 1 to Level 40 via the Neverwinter Nights interface. Let's assume that items and spells provide the full +12 Ability bonuses, but do not provide any other feats or damage-assisting spells. And let's just discuss the base game (1.69, with HotU), without any Hakpaks.
Of course this maximal damage strike will not correspond to maximum DPS and this character might have glaring weaknesses, but this question will be much easier to answer objectively than something like "What is the best PvE character?"