As I Predicted

Last night went down more or less as predicted. I was slightly off on how much xp I still needed to cap out. End of rank 95 is cap not hitting 95. So I needed a little more xp then that. A few IQ runs with Tobril, a failed solo run (which I will blame on Mabar lag, and not on my own miss play allowing the dungeon to red skull) and a quick pass through the Vale and a few stops in Shaverath.

I had time to work in a few encounters with the ghost dragon, both times my group won. And I got one scale but I kept hearing about people claiming to have gotten a few per run. But after a little bit of farming I don’t think that the hold up will be scales but motes…. I drank a Drought of night (not easy to find btw) and did a little solo farming in the 16-20 zone. Think I got about 1k in that hour. The wife did 2 hours of farming and got a lot more then I did per hour. I will have to do better to night.

I need to come up with a want list and an order of importance queue so I can form a plan for what I “need” to farm and what to buy when I start to run out of time.

So lets look at the important person first Samius:
Wants:
Lvl 24 Robe and maybe cloak.
Have:
Lvl 20 robe, cloak, lvl 8 wraps

Plan…. Maybe level the cloak up from 20 to 24. Looking at my caster past lives I mostly used the Reaver napkin, Mantle or wretched twilight. And with Epic GH on the way I am hoping that the Napkin becomes wearable post 20. The robe I can see being used a lot post 20 if I go PM. Enough that I want one at 20 and the bigger one at 24, so new robe is on the list.

Samyus:
Haves: Nothing
Wants: ??? maybe the cloak. 10/good dr is nice the purple set he is wearing now has 5/- so a boost but I see the Adamantine Cloak of the Bear being better over all so I don’t think I am going to bother.

Java:
Haves: Not real sure.
Wants: As he is about to TR into a druid, I want to be sure he has a nightshield clickly before the event is done. But other then that he is good.

400:
Haves: Docent lvl 20
Wants: Wouldn’t suck to have a lvl 24 robe as he did do the race change thing and no longer has the option to use the docent. But he is ½ locked in to the spidersilk robes for now. But I think I will try and make him a 24 robe.

Darth Samius:
Haves: None
Wants: The FR challenge cloaks are just better for my melees and I am leaning towards making him an epic Roc Cape anyway, so nothing for him.

Samiusjr:
Haves: None
Wants: Again the NightShield clicky wouldn’t suck. And I have ½ a plan to TR him either back in to a monk or more likely in to my bowonk build. If I don’t make him some wraps I will kick myself for not making them. If I do I wont end up playing him. That is how I roll.

I can’t think of anything any of the other “main” alts would want really and they just don’t get the play that the above get or would get.

Samiusbot, some day Arty doesn’t need much more then what he has. Butters, the nature of her build makes her gear light. And any of my divines don’t really need the Mabar gear.

So it looks like 1 or 2 level 24 robes for the PMs, an upgrade on Samius’ cloak and a couple of lvl 8 robes for the clickly. And if I happen to have the time; a set of the wraps 20 or level 24 whatever I can afford..

Have you made a list yet, or are you just farming now and will sort it out later?

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4 thoughts on “As I Predicted

  1. I checked a bit my options, but the new items just made the old Mabar’s most interesting items (cloak and robe for me) a lot less desirable being replaced by Spidersilk Robe even for a PM who wants maximum INT plus regular one handers to cover the necro DCs +3, void damage +120, critical +12% and spell penetration IX +3. The Mabar robe has only Boon of Undeath as a special perk and after level 20 it comes too late – Abbot robe is better at the level you can use.

    For cloaks the latest additions bear or wolf for melees and dragon for wizards are just better, even though they require quite some farming.

    So Mabar this year with the new horrendous drop rates is just uninteresting for me and I will probably just upgrade the 2 cloaks I already have to 24 and the robe, plus I will see if I have the energy to do some wraps for my fighter which I will TR into a monk in the distant future (the level 12 one is especially attractive and comes just in time for some desert fun), but this is not a priority right now.

  2. I dont play alot of toons, my stalwart fighter has first tier of the bear cloak so he doesnt need anything, my rogue/bard just got the lv12 cloak so hopefully i cam upgrade it further

  3. I have robes for several characters just for the clicky already, but my wizard TR’d to warforged from drow and I feel that getting him a level 20 docent from scratch is worthwhile. I don’t have any gear that is better docent wise (well, the ancient gemstone but I haven’t even gotten to eveningstar with him yet).

    If I TR him fleshy again I will probably want to upgrade my 16 robe to a 20 robe, so that is #2, and backfill for the other tiers.

    In a perfect world, my alt bard would have a cloak at every tier, but I don’t imagine staying at cap and it’s apparently easier to grind out epic destinies at 23 so no help there with the level 24 cloak. I may just live with 16 and 20.

    I’ve been saving up handwraps for a future monk, and wraps here would be a nice addition to fill any gaps, so that is probably number 3.

  4. I want a set of L20 and 24 cloaks for the characters who use ’em (currently stuck at 16 for two, and 12 for one)… in addition to the current ones, as I like having ’em in case I decide to TR.

    My monk wants L20 and 24 wraps, even though she’s currently a barbarian.

    My arti-mechanic wants the L20 cloak, maybe L24. He’s not terribly impressed with the primarily-wizard FR cloak and the melee ones don’t do squat for him.

    Most of ’em want a nightshield clicky. However, isuspect they won’t be getting ’em this year again. Mabar is simply too much of a grind, especially with the dragon only coming around every 2 hours if you’re lucky.

    I want them all to be BTA so I don’t have to make everything for everyone… ugh. Mabar needs to be a LOT more like Cove…

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