Loots, Favor and Fire

Last night was a big night. First I won a lesser heart of wood from the lotto. Then the scramble to get ready for the bonfire was full on. Grab a few House D epics and run threw the Co6 chain on elite and fill my quiver/s. Side Note: Did you know that the Quiver of Alacrity is usable at level 1? I didn’t until I was looking at my TR bank and saw that is was usable. 1500 returning arrows and +10% ranged alacrity. Low level ranged should be so much better now. Knock out the last 50 favor to pick up a +2 tome. I like having a +2 tome from the last life waiting, Int or Dex depending on what I need for the next life. Very handy, that 1750 favor tome. Rolled up a storage squire for all of Samius’s monkesk gear that I can’t use this life. And turned in my heart of wood. Ran to the bar and made myself all sexy for my.ddo.

So I put my desire to try the Bowonk aside and followed my plan of doing my bard life. Spent an bit yesterday looking for a bard build that I thought I might like. I found a few that looked real good for end game or maybe for grouping but not a solo heavy speed runner. I want a build that will have a good xp per min ratio. And at the same time help any leveling partners, so they might stick around for the next life.

I already have a bard, Butterzotch. She is a single class level 20 Virtuoso. And while she is lots of fun and can kill anything that can be danced sooner or later. But she is not what I would call a solo build. Or at least not not according to my ideas of solo build. Mainly because her damage is not great enough to solo a “final boss” if it heals/regens. So I wanted something a little more tailored for me.

Keep in mind this is build for me, using 5 past life’s of gear. I want to have good damage, but I want to use my Lightning 2 Maul. If I didn’t have any gear I would us a falchon or great axe for stronger damage numbers. I also want to see how the Initiate of the Faith plays out. I need to know if it will lower my running costs or not.

So here is my bard build. I don’t really have a name for it but I think of it as “Samius is pissed and singing about it.” So if you want to name it, use the comments.

(36 Point) (Level 1)
Strength 20 (all level ups)
Dexterity 8
Constitution 15
Intelligence 12
Wisdom 8
Charisma 12

Tomes Used
+2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 8 (need to keep Perform/UMD maxed
on off levels.)

Level 1 (Bard)
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Cleric
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Favored Soul
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Wizard
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Wizard
Feat: (Selected) Power Attack

Level 2 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Stunning Blow

Level 3 (Barbarian)
Feat: (Selected) Past Life: Initiate of the Faith

Level 4 (Bard)
Level 5 (Bard)
Level 6 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected)Toughness

Level 7 (Bard)
Level 8 (Bard) ====================here we have Warchanter 1 & ratkiller
Enhancement: Fighter Haste Boost I
Enhancement: Barbarian Sprint Boost I
Enhancement: Barbarian Power Attack I
Enhancement: Bard Extra Song I
Enhancement: Bard Extra Song II
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Attack I
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Bravery I
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Bravery II
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage I
Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song I
Enhancement: Bard Warchanter I
Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) I
Enhancement: Orcish Extra Action Boost I
Enhancement: Orcish Extra Action Boost II
Enhancement: Orcish Melee Damage I
Enhancement: Orcish Power Attack I
Enhancement: Orcish Strength I
Enhancement: Orcish Strength II
Enhancement: Bard Wand and Scroll Mastery I

Level 9 (Fighter)
Feat: (Selected) Two Handed Fighting
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Weapon Focus: Bludgeoning Weapons

Level 10 (Bard)
Level 11 (Bard)
Level 12 (Bard) ====================Lig2 maul online
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Bludgeoning Weapons

Level 13 (Bard)
Level 14 (Bard)
Level 15 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Two Handed Fighting

Level 16 (Fighter)
Level 17 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Greater Two Handed Fighting

Level 18 (Fighter)
Feat: (Selected) Weapon Specialization: Bludgeoning Weapons

Level 19 (Fighter)====================Fighter Kensei I (Maul)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Quick Draw

Level 20 (Barbarian)
Enhancement: Fighter Attack Boost I
Enhancement: Fighter Attack Boost II
Enhancement: Barbarian Extend Rage I
Enhancement: Barbarian Extra Rage I
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Attack II
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Bravery III
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage II
Enhancement: Bard Warchanter II
Enhancement: Kensei Maul Mastery I
Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy I
Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy II
Enhancement: Fighter Kensei I
Enhancement: Fighter Strategy (Stunning Blow) II
Enhancement: Orcish Fury I
Enhancement: Orcish Melee Damage II
Enhancement: Orcish Power Attack II
Enhancement: Orcish Power Rage I
Enhancement: Orcish Great Weapon Aptitude I
Enhancement: Orcish Great Weapon Aptitude II
Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
Enhancement: Fighter Strength I
Enhancement: Fighter Strength II
Enhancement: Fighter Toughness I
Enhancement: Fighter Toughness II

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