The Probable Return of the Bowonk

After a fairly good night for the lack of motivation I had at the time, It is that time again to start looking at the next life. And what is next/left. Up side my last life is Pally. Down side is now I have to play a pally.

A few posts back I had egg on my face when I went on how a druid/pally build would work, contently over looked a vital thing: Alignment restrictions. Ie both Pally and Druids have some. So I need to keep that in mind again. So no MonkBarb the Exploiter, Pally/Bard – Gospel Rocker builds, etc..

So first thought to come to mind is Bowonk shell 1.0, aka 6monk/6ranger/8 pally on a helf and to be fair that is most likely the way I will be going. But there are lots of other options.

My bowonk 2.0 frame would be good 9/1/10 monk/arty/pally lost some ranged options for(lets not lie) ToD. No room for bow strength or IPS or many shot. But still mostly soloed to 20 in fair time.

I think a 7/6/7 monk/arty/paly would be okay but as I am not 100% sure how the tie would work out for the past life I might have to use a heart to insure that this life counts as a pally life and I don’t want to deal with that.

I could do some kind of 9/10/x caster/pally/??. Just to keep playing with spells and whatnot but unlike 9 monk 9 caster has issues caring a build to cap.

So right now the most logical build to rock pally and get it out of the way is a bowonk heavy stunning/melee with range backup. So version 1 or 2 with a different leveling order to take a few pally levels early to enjoy the saves ands lay on hands. Might see if I can tweet out a different build to make leveling feel right if so I will let you all know.


Is that time again

With less then 200k until I TR Samius again it is time to start thinking about builds and what is left for him…

Double-checking Samius’ my.ddo page it looks like I have everything but Druid and Pally left to play out before opening up completionist. Then I have different questions to answer for myself… But for now the questions is Druid or Pally?

The other day before Gencon I was feeling burnt out on melee lives. Or maybe I was/am just tired of the different bowonk shells. Don’t get me wrong the bowonk is super strong and is covering all the bases in the HP/DPS/healing/ Xp per Min piles but how many lives in a row can I play with is more or less the same class? Again it is stupid strong to the point where I was auto attacking end quest boss fights last night and watching Sherlock on Netflix (btw it is really great! I ❤ the BBC most of the time even if they killed Coupling)

Leveling the pally will be the fastest on one of the Bowonk shells I am liking the 9/1 monk/arty shell in everyway (other then being burned out on the melee style) so it will have to wait until after a caster focused Druid.

So lets look at the Druid because I haven’t really looked at it all that much. The wife has one she is soloing with atm and she loves it.

So a quick look at the druid class and it looks good. Mostly shape changed focused with a sub focus on the pet. Uses the ¾ Bab, d8 hp and has Fort/Wis as good saves over all it is a tree hugging Clr.

And what do we know about Clrs? It is all about the DC and spell list, ie Clrs have the 2 best spells in DDo. Okay really the best 3 spells: BB, Destruction, and Heal.

Druids get Wall of Fire (lvl 9 ie just in time for Shadow Crypt and other Necro quests) , Finder of Death at level 15 just in time for Giant Hold. Looks like heal is also level 8 spell so level 15 but they also get Panacea and a ton of Regen like spells is ample self healing and catch all healing.

The question becomes do I splash a rouge level and/or 1 or 2 monk level or 2 monk levels or not?

I think getting to WoF is super important and their spell list handles most umd scrolls easy enough but they are missing some like teleport.

Anyway I think I will try out a pure druid unless hand wraps work while in animal form in which case I might have to add a few levels of monk after level 9 earth stance dire bear with a max Wis, stunning fist/stonedust wraps and a jidx/and a past life monk feat? Sounds sexy to me….
I foresee more reading on druid/monks for me.