Time for Everyone’s Favorite Game

Gear Shuffle 12/3 addition! And the crowd goes wild!!!!

What? I can’t be the only person that pictures themselves as game show contestants when looking at gear. I just can’t be….

Last night was a short night for XP and I knew it would be so I had a plan to do some bank work and do some gear sorting on Samius.

20 to 21 I felt a real shift in power back to Tobril in quests and I have Finger, Circle, Wail and Power Word for instant kills so things are dying well enough for the most part. But I still feel like I have to go back to web and laying down damage spells like WoF, Acid Rain and spamming my force SLAs when my big spells are on cool down…

Over all I blame the fact that he has big boy gear ready and waiting at level 20 and I am still using my same leveling gear on Sam. Don’t get me wrong my gear is really good pre 20 but post 20 I start to fall short. Or at least compared to my counter part who was gearing up while I took a year to TR…

Hence the game show….

Yesterday, I started a simple spreadsheet (falling in ❤ with Google Docs) with just a list of my gear slots and the gear that are in those slots and a rough plan for some of those slots.

Some of these slots have been fixed for so long I hate to try and change them my Min2 helm, CordOp bracers and Torc are key items. For now other key staples are the Stormreaver Napkin and my new Epic Ring of Elemental Essence/GFL slotted.

The one quest the DG ran last night was a Eh Small Problem where we pulled the missing seal that I was hunting for As400, but now that Samius has the needs for it the game puts it in the chest… ❤ you too loot gods… I believe in DDO so DDo believes in me. You can call me Samius Gurobo, high priest of the DDo loot gods.

My belt slot is currently a ToD belt but I can now change it to a Cannith con belt with a guild slot and gain some max SP with a guild slot. My main trinket was a Epic Dragon Eye but my new ring covers the 200 Sp so now I can nab one of my t3 Spy Glasses and have my extra +2 Int on all the time for DCs. Before I had to use my Rad 2 rapier for that INT, meaning if I wanted to use my big shield and wanted my DCs boosted I lost my potency items so I was swapping super often and I felt died one to many times to umd lag deaths….

So that opened up room to use a Blade of the High Priest(ess) for my not elemental casting needs. Sometime in the last 2 weekends one of the Brits pulled one that they didn’t have a need for and decided to give it to me as I might have a use for it. Winner winner!

I still have a few slots to play with and some staples will need to go sometime to make room for bigger and better toys as the levels roll in. But for now I feel a lot better. As I work through the epic levels and different destinies my gear will be a moving target but it feels good to be working gear again vs working XP all the time. A new challenge, or an old challenge revitalized I should say…


End Game Stuffs (as400)

Morn guys,

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.