Back on Track?

I more or less took last week off from DDo. When my current project wraps up (and this is on anything real world or not) i either need a new project or i hit a new level on the old apathetic meter and i need to find a new project right away. And i am just not an end game grinder but no one other then Samius seemed worthy of my (ddo) time at the moment and i wanted to epic TR him but i wanted to save him for raiding with the guild this last weekend.

Guess on the bright side that keeps me moving. The Samius Shark can’t stop doing something…. somewhere….

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So instead of finding something in DDo  last week i focused on the “farm” and i will have and update later in the week on how things are growing.

In DDo news Samius Epic TRed on Sunday once it was clear that there would be no raids and talked the other 2 guys that were on into helping me farm up a copy of the Guardian’s Ring so i epic tred as they started the quest. Forgetting that Turbine forces a re-level up from level 1 even when doing just an epic TR it took me a min or two. More or less naked and enchantment less i keyed over to Evening Star ran to the first quest and locked out… Under Quest level… DAMN IT!

No xps. NO LOOTS.


Oh well, so now i am just leveling up again. I just need to get back to 23, shouldn’t take all that long but i feel silly not have much in the way of gear from 20 to 23. Thinking i might try and find a gear setup from 20 to 23 (like including a heroic Guardian’s Ring) where most of my good stuff starts to come back online. Might even have to do a few Lobs and make a little throwing star after all for 20 to 22, i don’t know. But at least i have a project in game again.

Wish me the fast xps!



First of all, no I am not running out and changing my gear right this minute. But I am starting to form a plan that I could swap to if there is not a lot of amazing new loot drops in the update. And having meet Solar the odds of there being anything other then the liner progression of what is currently around are slim to none. And a gear layout even in progress as this one will be is a helpful exercise for us MMo players.

Lets see this is for Samius and I am just hitting the thought process.

The key aka the catalyst for change in my current list:
Stormreaver Tablecloth (yellow slot 1st upgrade)

Once a fairly stable Int+8 slot is chosen in this case the cloak we need to slot in the +3 exp int. Currently that is filled with a Spidersilk Robes, which has a few perks to take into account but is 0 help in the PRR department. And right now PRR is king, well PRR and Displacement….

SO lets look at armors to add in a little PRR.

Blue Dragon armor
+7 Enhancement Bonus
Draconic Mind
Greater Spell Penetration IX
Greater Arcane Lore
Potency +80
Superior Lightning Resistance
Blue Augment Slot

Once you add in the Armor you almost have to work in the matching helm.

Blue Dragon helm
Draconic Mind:+15 artifact Universal Spell Power.Int +3, Green Augment Slot, Yellow (colorless) Augment Slot

Thing is this hat is rare and pricey. When I looked there was on on the SH for 1000 shards. Not sure what that is in $s but as I have like 180 shards and 300tp it is out of my range. But when you start looking at the item its self other then the greater lore and the Superior Lightning Resistance the Belt of Seven Ideals does the same work costs a ton less and adds an extra colorless slot.

Add in the swap to the Blue helm would remove my Green Steel Helm (Min2) that is out of date but would mean making a replacement HP item some place. All for 15 spell power and Lore?

Now hear this out. If I used the goggle slot for my 3 exp Int aka eH or better Field Optics I could swap to the Bo7I covering most of the Blue powers and making room for the White dragon set.

White Dragon armor
+7 Enhancement Bonus
Draconic Resilience
Heavy Fortification
Protection +7
Shield +6
Superior Cold Resistance
Blue Augment Slot

White Dragon hat
Draconic Resilience +50 artifact bonus to Hit Points.Con 8, Green Augment Slot, (Yellow or Colorless) Augment Slot

Meaning I still need that replacement GS, but I will have slots for things that I am currently doing with out as well as things I would like to have room for like MORE PRR. Also happens to have the added perk of 50 more Hps…

Might sound silly, but if there is not a worth wild reason to change in the update you might see at least one really strange fat Halfling wizard running around yelling GREAT WHITE LAND SHARK!


FoT number 20 == Lots of Work for Me

One of the many things that Samius has been waiting on for his gear load out changes has been the Stormreaver’s Napkin. It more or less is the key to a totally new gear layout. Well it took 20 runs but I finally have one. Now all the gear hunting/farming that I have been putting off needs to happen.


The thing is I really don’t know what to do.

I can wear my blue dragon armor now and dig up +3 int goggles or even better a eH or better blue helm. But honestly I am debating a change to white???

Long story short I just don’t know how to lay out anything right now. I know that the cloak is my base aka a non-swapping point for the base int/chr and I have to go from there.


Mystical Magical Cosmic Thingy

Today I want to invent a new item and maybe make a few new powers for DDo items. First of all, I want my item to have that super chaotic feeling but still be useful.

So the first useful power/random power I want to add is a guard style effect that moves your attacker to a random “empty” spot when it procs. But something I really want to add is when you equip this item you get an iu box with a few options like this”

1% Very far away
3% fairly far away
5% simi far away
10% not all that far away…

This will allow you to scale the proc% but moving the distance where the monster is moved away to further or closer to you. So say if you select the 1% rate the mob could be moved any place in the dungeon zone. Where the 10% moves the mob to an empty area with in 30’ of you. The 5% would be between 30 and 60 feet where the 3% would be 60 to 90 feet. The proc might also have some kind of Dot given incase you some how moved a mob to a place where you couldn’t reach it/it can’t reach you (say behind a door) but you need to kill said mob to open the door.

In my mind this power would be desired by either a caster or a ranged build. Any one that wants to have mobs away from them could make fair use of this item. At first I was thinking an orb. But maybe this would make more since as an item. Maybe if we can make this something really good we can create a torc replacement. So lets look a making it amazing for a necklace.

Okay so lets give it another guard effect that has a list of buffs effects.

Rejuvenation Cocoon is the nuts, I can see this one of many on proc effects.
The Sp regen song as if it was from a Spell Singer would also be very impressive proc.
Other buff (think tea with the queen) effects that are stupid powerful but having a small percent proc rate and then a simi long list of random or simi random effects.

I don’t know about you, but I might move my torc out of my neck slot for this super mystical magical cosmic thingy necklace….



Royal Scimitar, Sleeper Druid Weapon?

So I was just thinking about gear for next level and my brain stumbled into Royal Scimitar (elite).

+5 Enhancement Bonus
Red Augment Slot aka good, d4 elemental dice or some spell power….

Glue that onto the wolf frame +5, 2[1d10] 19-20, Destruction, Bloodletter…

Right now I am using a Lit2 green steel khopesh or +5, 1.5[1d10] 19-20 Shock, Good burst, shocking blast, lighting strike.

Sure there is more damage in the Lig2 but having to deal with no prof penalty means there are lots of missed attacks. So wouldn’t that make the scimmy a little bit better?

But hey, I have a Skullsmasher (elite) maybe it will be the better weapon… But in this lower level content with the less then ideal attack bonus Destruction seems better then Intim +13.

Just food for thought…


Lets Call Today Friday

So first of al; Sorry for not getting a post out on Friday, work was really nuts and by the time I got home I was wiped and just wanted to go play Magic. Btw drafted a sick blue/black deck loaded with counters removal and other control. Rocked Agro decks but had issues with live gain as my men were kinda slow and small….

Second of all I still love Reaving Roar!

While this stance is active, killing an enemy grants you a 6% competence bonus to threat generation for 10 seconds, and creates a burst of sonic damage that damages all nearby enemies for 13d6 sonic damage. Killing an enemy your own level or higher has a 100% chance of activating this ability. For every level below you, the chances are reduced by 20%. A monster two levels lower then you only has a 60% chance of creating this effect. This stance dispels Fatal Harrier, but stacks with all other stances.

That means the current TR train has been moving at a solid pace I know I took level 9 and then spent 30 mins looking for gear that should have been easy to find (BtA +6 stat gear) but I ended up just crafting them again in poopy BtC throwaway blanks. But that is fine what else am I doing with my crafting levels? Nothing and from what I have heard Lam doesn’t have any new Cannith Recipes anyway so I got the feeling it will just be another uncompleted system like every other new system from Turbine.

Dreaming is easy and fun, DOING IS HARD…. – any dev @ Turbine Ever!

So I just want to do a quick layout for any other people looking at doing a dog melee/caster hybrid. I am still using my shocking burst/icy burst/of pure good Scimmy paired with a +2 wooded shield with a blue slot (heavy fort) I also have a weapon set with the Sun flask/shield and the dagger from Threnial (cold 54 in the red slot and I haven’t slotted the orange yet.) My main spells are the melee attack spells Ice storm and Cold Breath. Cold Breath is a monster, as it has like a 4 sec cool down and with Maximize turned on it does like a 150-200 easy. Not bad for lvl 9.

Not bad at all.

Guess I need to wrap this up real fast, I got Netbeans actually working again so time to recreate the hours of step up I did this morning right before it crashed and died and maybe get some momentum going again.

Guess I have this on the brain, my wife is playing a FvS stick build (not sure what the class split is) but I can see some kind of not animal form druid dual wielding the flame blades with a big Wis for DPS for my epic healer. I expect Healzyounot to have a make over in the coming weeks.


Gear and Other Kicks in the Nuts

So I have been rocking the gear plan for my rogue build McPlunderer and last night I sat down and made a BIG push.

Now equipped:

eE Black Dragon Helm (dex 8, death block and something slotted)
Int 8 goggles.
Exceptional Fort of Protection 6 necklace (Not sure what other then EE J Collar to put here)
T3 Eye Glass (PRR slotted)
Black armor (epic is a comm away thanks to a eN FoT)
eE Mantel of the Dragonfriend (Fort and exceptional int+1)
eN Girdle of Giants’ Brawn, Yeah a eH brings a green slot which would be cool but the eN was handy. (Wisdom 7 and exceptional Strength +1)
eH Bracers of Twisting Shade (NO swap Skills, some seeker, Resist +7)
A cannith crafted Con6/GFL with a slot (Insightful Con 2 slotted)
eN Ring of Shadows (+20 HP)
eE Backstabber’s (fear immunity)
Cannith Boots of Propulsion

Main weapons are the Epic Mighnight and the Agony. Would like to go Balizard and eMidnight. Balizard brings some goodies that are more then just weapon procs. And who is 50% ranged DPS that doesn’t want a Pinion but the eE Tortured Livewood Bow is not that far behind (not that I have one of them handy though)

The right eH or eE Intricate Field Optics could make some swaps happen but really are not supper important. And getting a 3rd comm would let me make that black armor and give me a place to slot the 35 hp and go to a Con 8 ring (with a slot ???? for Insightful Con 2)

And a GS hp pair of boots could/would be made if I had a shard of power. ☺

Also for those that missed my angry tweet last night, pulled a Napkin on McPlunderer (after I made all the other gear fit) when I really need one on Samius.

Look for a rant on not having an option for moving raid loot soon.

Now Back to work for meetings!

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