As I think most of you know a few weeks back I TRed one of my unloved wf wizards into a drow wizard with the idea of making a big DC caster, he got stoned to 16 and then capped out just in time for me to decide I really don’t like drow as a race…. Or I should say I can’t follow my normal how to build a caster plan do to the weaknesses in the race. I am hoping that a lesser will fix a lot of his issues, but I think low hp is just going to be a thing…. But as I think that out I will talk about it. Right now I want to talk about some gear thoughts.
Back when 400 was a WF I felt that he stumbled into a fairly solid gear set up. He had both the Mabar docent and a Docent of Defiance that he used as his main body swaps. A SFL/+15 int hat covered massive HPS when swaping from Mabar to DoD as well as making his intim good enough to hold everything but the big bosses.
Lets see he also has a skiver, a “clean” lord of eyes stick with the necro focus a pair of cannith crafted booties with a large guild slot and a lot of spell boosting clickies for dps spells. And not a lot else…. Oh a Stormreaver Napkin covers his INT itme for now, Bracers of the Glacier and a Torc more or less rounds out his other gear.
What he doesn’t have is a good set of armor/robes, In fact right now he is using the Infused Chaosrobe which is okay while leveling but not great now that his is working on epic levels. Or any worth wild rings/belt/goggles, so his gear is more or less a clear slate minus the torc and hat. Good thing that spider silk robes that are +3 int aren’t too bad (about ½ mil plat on the AH) then I can get a big int trinket or random drop goggles.
My first thought is with the spell changes I need an elemental boosting item. Looking at my epic spreadsheet I am a seal short of making an Epic Ring of Elemental Essence so a few E Small Problems until that seal drops is do able. Takes about 40 mins to do alone on Epic hard, about 20 mins with help. In the mean time I will dig up one of my Regalia of the Phoenix to cover Firewalls and/or if I stumble into enough war wizards commendations I will get one of their staffs until I get something better. Turns out that Drow burn to death. Who knew?
My next thought is boosting the Necro goodness. Staff of the Necromancer comes to mind as not too hard to farm out. Just mind numbing ransacking of a quick chest on ever guy I have over level 20 until I happen to get one. I hear they are about 1mil plat on the AH. So there is that option too. If only I was less broke….
So lets say I get those two items together and keep racking up the xp and boosting those Necro Dcs I am still lacking a ton of HPs. Fully buffed I think I 400 is at about 400 hp and that is NOT very good at all. So a shroud hp/CordOp item is on the list. Think I have 4-5 scales so I need to hit the shroud/Amrath quests some if I want to make that soonest.
The list goes on but this is long enough for one post. Will try to do a follow up later but if you have any ideas on something I have over looked or gloves/boots/belts/rings/cloaks I might have over looked please use the comments.
Well, when Mabar comes back getting yourself the Robe of Shadow is a very good idea. The Epic version comes with Nightshield [CL:14,5/Day] ,Superior Nullification IX, Superior Void Lore, Superior False Life, Greater Necromancy Focus, Boon of Undeath (pasted straight from the wiki) Currently my main is a Drow Pale Master sitting at level 22. With the Epic Destinies I have taken I am sitting at a 44DC for Necro spells. My CON is 28 on this toon(+2 tome), and I made him AFTER Mabar so he only has the level 12 robe right now. With an Epic robe, in Lich form, and with Rage running I would have 467HP. Greater Heroism adds 25 more at this level so that gets you fairly close to 500. I know a lot of people felt that there was going to be much doom and gloom with the Wail nerf and such, but I regular Finger and Wail(and PW: K, but that is Conjuration) stuff in the new content, drow included. Even if I don’t get an instant kill I have had some 2,000+ point damage on my fingers, which is just about the same as insta-killing 🙂 As far as gear goes, I have NO EPIC GEAR except for the Ring of the Buccaneer, Ornamental Dagger and Spyglass. The rest of the stuff is mostly named but nothing that is going to blow you away, including nothing from ToD.