Yep I am back from vacation, from work not ddo. Although as part of my morning ritual at work is knocking out my ddo post for the day, I guess there was a little break from here as well. But I am back and ¾ a sleep, so lets go?
There are so many things to talk about, Ac, tanking, EDs a host of gear swaps but lets start with the most important, Samius.
Cleverly I TRed Samius right before the update, very helpful indeed. As I don’t need any of the new FR (Fracking Realms) on him right? Well at least not while leveling up along the TR train. I have been leveling Samius mostly solo and he is now level 10 almost 11. A few more levels and I can team up with Fopo to finish out this fighter life.
So the first level arty splash is working out super well. Full UMD and the enchant weapon buff is real nice as most of my early weapons are crafted and have no plus to help with the min level. Having master’s touch for when I go ranged bow, because I don’t have a ton of good Xbows at my fingertips, has also been real nice. Next level I get to start taking my fighter levels (yes I am now 9/1 monk/arty) and masters touch wont be needed any more, so a new first level spell will be needed…
Most quests have not been much harder solo then with two. Although I had to restart the pit on elite due to not having a death ward or a death block item on and failing on a slay living spell while doing an optional. Thankfully Fopo was in-group for voice so it was easy to blame him for distracting me…☺
I have been having issues with the Necro 2 chain, I need to make a ghost touch vamp wrap I guess… I would use the bracers for ghost touch and keep my current wraps in use, but I am getting over welmed and burning 5 times the needed resources and taking 10 times the time to complete those quests then it should. It is all because of incorporeal BS. Why doesn’t my ninja spy 1 incorporeal clickly help with that some?
Also I miss being able to go big ac at this level I should be mostly untouchable at this level. But going dodge because of the water stance bug is fairly helpful but I still feel a huge weakness that I normally don’t at this level.
My goal for the week is to hit 12 by Friday. I might not make it due to the extra time I am putting into Samyus, but that is a topic for another post.
Eternal Rest handwraps which are somewhat easy to get in the Catacombs chain are ghost touch, silver and lesser undead bane. Delera chain has another pair of nice handwraps but they are missing the ghost touch, though they are flametouched and holy.