Bots like Gear Too

So I think everyone knows I have been leveling up a main account Artificer. And I really like him/ I am doing things I normally would not, like soloing 2/3s of the DQ flagging quests.

But life is not all rainbows and lollypops, gear is a major hurtle for this guy as he is not one of the super 3 (Samius, Javabot, Darth Samius). Even Samyus has fallen out of favor for Darth as the tanking role in our group has been taken over by Grim, aka just fine to me. I am hoping my Rog will turn my Super 3 in to the Fantastic Four but I don’t think it will, but maybe…

So I have been pondering the where I stop giving a shit gear list for Samiusbot. This is a magic spot for me as once things are close enough I tend to let guys slide and just make due until more things fall into place. I also need to use things that I have or will be grinding almost by happenstance. Like right now EH/EE Tor items are a safe bet as I need a few things for other more loved alts right now like int+3 helms and all that.

So this is what I am thinking, kinda in a nutshell. Keep in mind lots of gear are also this would be cool to finally use…

Main weapon: Needle, this is a no brainer clearly the best DPS repeater at the moment. Boy do we need better repeaters as this is the best and it is not amazing/uber/wonderful.

Main rune arm: I have EE Arcing Sky used the lower level verson it was okay but the range is not uber. Think I can get a EE Turmoil from someone I know we have some in the DG/HoDW. Still kinda meh like all the Tor run arms. I see people running the Corruption of Nature I assume for the rune arm int but I think a +2 some place might be fine… Idk…

Goggles: I am thinking the EH/EE field optics with Int 8 or 3 it don’t matter as I can just slot the other lesser bonus to save slots for now.

Helm: Inclined to do a White or Black dragon helm as both have Con as options so it is a matter of +2 damage and armor-piercing vs 50 more Hp and AC boost. Either is fine.

Body: As I hinted I could White or Black to match a helm OR I could stay in the Epic Blademark. I like it a lot but I think when I am ready I can move it to my Dog and be just as happy and truth the +15 trip would be huge on the dog.

Rings: A Ring of Shadows and Ring of Master Artifice would be great. Filling out the defensive channels in a non dispel able way as well as helping with slots and self repairing…

Belt: EE Seven Ideals is the way to go, potency and slots hello. They seem to be cheep so I think I can pick one up easy enough.

Bracers: Wind Howler seems to remain the best for DPS don’t know if I need to swap them out. Maybe a twisted shade would be better in a group but if I get a EE one Darth has first dibs.

Gloves: Right now I am rocking the Epic Bramble Casters. One because it is cool and two because If I am shooting someone odds are good they are shooting me back if they are hitting me so it is an easy way to fit in 10 piercing DR. Did I say they are cool? But a set of epic charged gauntlets would also hit the DPS boost list.

So in the Cloak, boot slots I have room for GS SP and HP items.

Okay I need to run, but if you have thoughts as always please let me know.


Random Thoughts

So lately I have been wondering about the next project. You know the one that is still in the edge of my brain just poking is head up long enough for me to go hmmm and then it is gone again… I have a few thoughts noting real clear but as always I like to share with you my thoughts at every level of my process so get ready for a real good look at my brains….

Tobril has been going on and on about the WF Arty build the Juggernaut. And while I really like it a lot I just don’t know if that is something I need once I have the main account arty built/leveled to epics. But I have been thinking that I could maybe TR one of those unloved clrs that I was thinking about making into a bowonk and making a dual weilding halflling version. How BA would it be to try to heal via the marks and a clr past life feat on a two fighting Halfling the dps would be so qute… Okay maybe not my best plan but still might be worth a char slot and a vet 2 test?

At the same time I have been watching the rogues that the HoDW have been bringing to the party on the weekends and I have been super impressed. Makes me want to give one of them a try… Maybe a Halfling two fighting using the marks/past life feats?

Okay maybe not…

I have another epic level clr that I don’t want to TR but I am not sure if I want to take the time to get him ready and able to heal in EEs. I have talked about healzyounot a few times he is more or less a healbot but I think I could find a feat for him to lose and pick up the mark of finding feats and with his simi high Chr I think he could be healbot/chest buffer… That could work with the feats granted for epic levels.

The other thing I have been debating is 2 more TRs on Samius for Druid lives turns out that a stacking +6 to all stats on your summons are good depending on what your summons are…

Well sorry I don’t have a more exciting post for you all today. I fully expect to have a few stories from game this weekend.

Speaking of weekend have a good one and see you on Monday. Also if you missed it, Lessah and I got a new Cocktail hour recorded and out yesterday. So if you haven’t heard it yet go do so.