You will be Amazing or Else!

This weekend was full of DDo. There was a little yard work done but mostly it was too windy to really get into it, so the wife and I stayed in and played DDo.

But as it can do (shit I am starting to sound like the Brits now..) the weekend turned into what do you want to do? Sure we did a few raids and a few item hunts but until we stumbled into EE Tor we were mostly unfocused.

The first quarter of the quest, the quest itself went very quickly and smoothly. I even broke out my new playthings; I was able to pick up the new Dreampiercer and Sireth, Spear of the Sky very nice! I would have preferred the new cloak from FoT but mad loots for Samius is good loots.

We started to stumble on the dragons however but we pushed threw the Black and the white ones easy enough. The Blue on the other hand still causes us issues, after 3 tries at the blue dragon lots of them real close to winning it was like 3 in the morning for the Brits and one last push was out of the question. Besides how many time do you hear 4th time was the charm?

Next day we do a gear/twist check and we find some areas that can use some help. Samius might have to adjust his twists for energy sheath but when we all look at our EE healer we find some holes.

Like a focus we start to hunt xp and gear for this key person. She needs xp because she has more or less worked up Exalted Angel destiny and never left it. Why would she? The character mostly is pulled out to heal us all in EEs and doesn’t do much else. Although she has the purple knight favor AND lots of good toys at her disposal… So working her down to Draconic for energy sheath is about to be key for EE blue dragon hunting.

Also we start hitting the Giant Hold chain for any djinn rings for some electric absorption. Turns out Javabot was one or two quests from completing the chain and got a normal on in the end list… We might even need to make a few shroud absorption items even tear one and two would really help reduce the damage of those traps. I know a few mins in to the fight as soon as I failed to save vs the traps I was dead and Sam has about 700 hp 1000 if my queen likes me so I will be making a tear 2 absorb item for the blue dragon for sure!

The thing I felt was the funniest comment of the whole weekend was Rach (our EE healer) saying that one of her guildies (the tank at the time) needed to cap out her healer and would be doing so EVEN IF SHE (Rach) HAD TO LEVEL IT HER SELF!

Well I will admit that cord struck true and I think once I have gotten my arty up into epic levels I will try to break out my healer and maybe get him EE ready. I am not sure how well a first life mostly under geared Clr will do, maybe I should lesser my first live FvS? I am sure when the time comes I will talk it out with you all here…. So very exciting.


New Watermarks

This weekend began what I can only think of as making headway to the new watermarks. Currently Sam has about a 43 Spell Pen and a 50ish removal DC and around 45ish web depending on what is equipped.

I still have a little wiggle room left (mostly with twists and a few minor gear shuffles that would fuck my whole gear setup) but not a ton but I find myself asking, where are the new watermarks? Once I twist in 3 more Spell Pen is that good enough for now? Do I need to get to 55 or 60 necro DC to be super caster man?? I just don’t know…

After this weekend I feel I cover the eH marks just fine. I don’t remember many Spell Pen checks failed on eH and few saves vs fingers/wails/circles mostly high fort save mobs. And I really like how the Nullmagic stuff from Magister is interacting with the mobs even if I am missing the raw damage boosts/SLAs that the Draconic Incarnation had.

eE on the other hand I still feel a little short, I can throw a few un-metaed magic missals and for the most part get lower the mobs SR so I can get through easy enough but then my DCs seem to be hit or miss for mid fort save guys. I am catching about 70% of the mobs in my webs with the DC as is and I have used the Magister boost to raise my DCs by 5, wail, circle, finger and then re-web. So even in places where we have issues I have been able to push through.

We only did one eE this weekend, if I remember right. And that went pair shaped at the end as I tried to kite the end trash as the melee killed the boss hopefully far enough away from the trash that the end boss couldn’t sac a guy and regen to full. We were also a man short so over all I think we did really well.

That said I still think I might need to switch over to PM at some point. The AM is working well for eN and eH but that is not where I plan to spend all my time. I plan to rock the eEs when able and while we are doing well on the weekend when the Brits are on I hope at some point to round out weeknights with channel people. But before that can happen I want to be at the top level and I just don’t know if the Evocation AM can do that…

More or less PM means 3 more to my necro DCs 4 from Int, 2 from Lich and 2 from Yogo pots (I drink very sparingly as I get sneak attacked for tons of damage making it easier for the mobs doesn’t sound like fun times) and +1 dc from Lich. It would also free up a feat…

Feat: (Selected) Insightful Reflexes
Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Maximize Spell
Feat: (Selected) Past Life: Berserker’s Fury (needs 2b Toughness post 20)
Feat: (Selected) Past Life: Arcane Prodigy
Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Spell Focus: Evoc
Feat: (Selected) Completionist
Feat: (Selected) Greater Spell Focus: Evoc
Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Empower Spell
Feat: (Selected) Past Life: Arcane Initiate
Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Heighten Spell
Feat: (Selected) Quicken Spell
Epic Feat 1: Spell Pen
Epic Feat 2: Spell Focus: Necro

Over the weekend I switched from Greater Spell Pen to Spell Focus: Necro so I could pick up Secondary Spell Mastery: Necro for 2 more DC + the 3 SS Specialist so 5 more overall. But if I was a PM I would have a free feat I could set that last feat back to Greater Spell Pen or set it to epic Toughness or Epic Neco focus, or Spell Focus: Conj and twist in PCasting: Conj for bigger webs … So many options for loosing lots and lots of Force damage… ;’(

Anyway, Do you have any watermarks set for eEs?