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    Default Templates for New Players

    A forum user raised some valid issues about many of the builds that are posted in the various sections. I posted a template of a dwarven fighter which he found useful when helping his friend who is new to DDO. I'm not sure if there are other guides like this out there, if there are, I apologise in advance for taking some shine off your gloss.

    So what is a template? A template is a very generic build type with toned-down gear which are easily assessible. No 32-point, no tomes will be used. Only a couple of +6 item will be used. In short, a build without any fluff.

    Why do it? I respect the many builders out there for the work they do. However, these fantastic builds often require high level gear, some of which are extremely difficult to obtain and hence inaccessible to new players.

    While I appreciate feedback or comments, do take note that I'm not trying to make "UBER" toons but rather an easily built toon where new players can have fun with. Do feel free to make your own templates but again bear in mind of the items used (no tomes, no uber gear, no raid loot).

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    1. Dwarven Footman /Dwarf/Fighter[Kensai] (Aranticus)
    2. Elven Mage /Elf/Wizard (Aranticus)
    3. Benedictine Healer /Human/Cleric (Aranticus)
    4. Forest Warden /Elf/Ranger[Tempest] (Aranticus)
    5. Frenzied Brute /Human/Barbarian[Frenzied Berserker] (Aranticus)
    6. Lyrical Poet /Human/Bard[Spellsinger] (Aranticus)
    7. Whirling Dervish /Elf/Fighter[Kensai] (Aranticus)
    8. Bastion of Light /Human/Paladin[Knight of the Chalice] (Aranticus)
    9. Hired Blade /Halfling/Rogue[Assassin] (Aranticus)
    10. Reformed Thief /Human/Fighter/Rogue[Kensai] (Aranticus)
    11. Elven Bladesinger /Elf/Fighter/wizard[Kensai] (Aranticus)
    12. Dwarven Cleric /Dwarf/Cleric (Heels)
    13. Blade Dancer /Drow/Ranger (losskoss) *requires drow unlocking*
    14. Dwarven Battle Cleric /Dwarf/Cleric/Fighter (Verlock)
    15. Drow Infiltrator /Drow/Ranger/Rogue (losskoss) *requires drow unlocking*
    16. Drow Shadow Wizard /Drow/Wizard (losskoss) *requires drow unlocking*
    17. Floating Leaf Elf/Ranger/Monk[Tempest] (Aranticus) *requires monk unlocking* *Flavor of the Month*
    18. The Gladiator Dwarf/Fighter[Stalwart Defender] (Aranticus)
    19. Halfling Dervish Halfling/Rogue/Ranger (DagdaIX)
    20. Generalist Human/Sorceror (Demoyn)
    21. Wrecking Ball Warforged/Fighter (Demoyn)
    22. Iron Paper Warforged/Fighter/Paladin/Sorceror [Stalwart Defender/Defender of Siberys] (Kalanth)
    23. Backstab Fighter Halfling/Fighter[Kensai] (Demoyn)
    24. Trapsmith Ranger Human/Ranger/Rogue[Tempest] (sirgog) *Utility Build*
    24. Nuking Cleric Human/Cleric (Cowdenicus)
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    Top notch idea Aranticus. I have a build or two to add, but I am heading out for the week. I will post one up when I return.

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    I think this will be extremely helpful. Kudos for the initiative.

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    Thank you very much for your work on this.

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    3 templates up, more to come. should anyone have any, feel free to contribute
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    Very nice work. I'm thinking of putting up a guide of which slot/bonus per item slot.

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    Great idea!

    It would be nice if you could select from these templates (or some Turbine created ones) when you created a new character... creating a new character is SOOO confusing for new players, and the 'next' 'next' 'next' defaults aren't too good.

    Garth

    Garth 20/ftr (Kensei) Haeson 20/clr Cairis 12/ftr 6/rgr 2/rog Xortan 20/wiz
    Tinosa 20/brd Garthbot 20/fvs Gaarth 18/ftr 1/rgr 1/rog (Stal Def)
    Tibetan 20/mnk Automatic DDO raid timers Haezon 20/sor (Conj)

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    Great idea and I wish you were around when I was a noob....I hated seeing every build using 32 point toons and all of the extras (some of which I still dont have with two capped toons).

    We are judged by how we outfit the least among us.
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    maybe we can get a sticky it would be great. i've recieved some nice feedback. however, these are not my ideas alone, some of which were part of discussions when i built my toons. thanks to the forgotten people
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    Nice work, Aranticus
    This looks like a good candidate for TOTW, especially with the "revamped lowbie experience" coming up in Mod 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arianrhod View Post
    Nice work, Aranticus
    This looks like a good candidate for TOTW, especially with the "revamped lowbie experience" coming up in Mod 7
    too bad i do not have a build for 28pt monk
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    Hi Aranticus:

    This is a great idea - I do hope that you will continue to post other templates.

    And I agree that this will help out new people coming on board DDO, since they will only have access to 28pt builds and will not be able to twink themselves.

    I hope others (especially those that have capped a 28pt build) will donate 28pt builds to your collection of templates.

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