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08-09-2013, 12:50 PM
Updated 07/30/2015 - Updated to U27 info. Please pm\post any info\utilities\char builds you would like to see added or suggestions you may have.

** If you don't want something you've created to be listed here please pm me or post in this thread! **

A BIG thanks to all the players that put their time and effort into creating all this information. We need more players like you!

The purpose of this guide:

Information plain and simple. It can get lost or buried over time and hard to find. This guide is meant to be a quick reference to get players the information or resources they need quickly.

- New players should check out the Newbie Guide (http://ddowiki.com/page/Newbie_guide) & Free to Play Guide (http://ddowiki.com/page/Guide_to_Free_to_Play). Need some guidance or want to help new players? Check out DDO University (http://ddouniversity.wordpress.com/about/) - Forum Thread (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/421716-DDO-University-What-is-is-etc).

Game Information

DDO Wiki (http://ddowiki.com/) - General DDO News (http://ddowiki.com/page/News) - In Development (http://ddowiki.com/page/In_development)

Account Type Comparison (http://ddowiki.com/page/Account_comparisons)

Pen and Paper & DDO Differences (http://ddowiki.com/page/PnP_differences)

Full list of Modules & Updates (http://ddowiki.com/page/Category:Modules_and_updates)

Quests by Update (http://ddowiki.com/page/Quests_by_update)

New Player FAQs (http://ddowiki.com/page/New_Player_FAQs)

YourDDO (http://ddocrafting.info/home/) - Similar to MyDDO

Custom User Interfaces (http://www.lotrointerface.com/downloads/index.php) - Update\Fix the Reference Art Pack (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/379612-Updated-UI-Art-Pack-any-time-soon) or provide a list of the UI assets that are used - please Turbine so these can continue!

Save UI Layout & custom aliases guide (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/382645-Save-UI-layout-and-custom-aliases-guide) - Alias Commands (http://ddowiki.com/page/Alias_command?useskin=sparseman) - Aliases & You (Text Macros) (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/195161-Aliases-amp-You-(-Text-Macros-)) - Aliases - Colors - Custom Emotes - v2.1 (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/282941)

DDO Acronyms and Slang Terminology (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/193439-DDO-Acronyms-and-Slang-Terminology)

Forums - Stylebot Changes (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/415713-Forums-Stylebot-Changes)

Official Links

Official DDO News (https://www.ddo.com/en/news) - Release Notes (https://www.ddo.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/73-Release-Notes-Known-Issues) - Known Issues (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/150534-Official-Known-Issues) - Dev Tracker (https://www.ddo.com/en/forums/post_tracker.php?tracker=devtracker)

DDO Knowledgebase & Support (http://support.turbine.com/link/portal/24001/24001/ArticleFolder/32/Dungeons-Dragons-Online)

Submit A Ticket! (http://support.turbine.com/ics/support/ticketNew.asp) - Report A Bug! (http://ddobugs.turbine.com/ics/support/ticketnewwizard.asp?style=classic&deptID=24037)

Adventure Packs (https://www.ddo.com/en/game/adventure-packs)

Reincarnation Comparison (https://www.ddo.com/en/reincarnation-comparison-guide)

Download the Game Client (https://www.ddo.com/en/game/download)

Master Event Calendar (https://www.ddo.com/en/forums/calendar.php)

Having connection issues? (http://support.turbine.com/link/portal/24001/24001/Article/570/-The-Connection-to-the-Server-has-been-Lost-or-Searching-for-logon-server-Attempt-1-of-20-or-similar-connection-issues-such-as-severe-packet-loss-going-linkdead-chat-server-connection-loss)

Social Media

DDO on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DDOUnlimited)

DDO on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/dungeonsanddragons)

DDO on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ddounlimited)

DDO on Google+ (https://plus.google.com/+dungeonsanddragonsonline/posts)

DDO on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/dndonline/boards/)

DDO on Twitch.TV (http://www.twitch.tv/ddostream/profile)

Turbine on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/turbinegames)

Store & Market

DDO Market (http://store.turbine.com/store/turbine/en_US/list/categoryID.58516100) - Out of game Store

DDO Store Sales (https://www.ddo.com/en/store) - In game store

New items in the DDO Store! (https://www.ddo.com/en/new-ddo-store#)

Lamannia - Preview\Test Server

How to Access Lamannia (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/376688-How-to-Access-Lamannia) - Download the Lamannia Game Client (http://content.turbine.com/sites/clientdl/ddo/preview/ddopreview.exe)

Lamannia Developer Response Tracker (https://www.ddo.com/en/forums/post_tracker.php?tracker=lamanniatracker)

Lamannia Release Notes (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/438926-Lamannia-Release-Notes-(Last-Updated-5-15-14))

Lamannia Known Issues (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/438924-Lamannia-Known-Issues-(Last-Updated-5-14-14))

Lamannia Character Copy Tool (https://transfers.ddo.com/en/character-transfers) - Character Copy Information Thread (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/442204-Automated-Character-Copy-Tool-Update-and-Feedback)

Test Dojo on Lamannia (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/414629-Test-Dojo-on-Lamannia) - Free Turbine points are available in the dojo from Lord Poincealot (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/376759-Lamannia-Points-are-available-from-Lord-Poincelot) for testing.

Lamannia News & Official Discussions (https://www.ddo.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/266-Lamannia-News-amp-Official-Discussions)

Bug Reporting on Lamannia (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/376690-Bug-Reporting-on-Lamannia)

Official Turbine Discussions & Recent Lamannia Info

Producers Letter - 5/21/2015 (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/460451-Producer-s-Letter-5-21-15)

Upcoming Experience Changes (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/462714-Upcoming-Experience-Changes)

Magical Damage in Epic (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/461206-Magical-Damage-in-Epic)

Armor, Helms, & Weapons: What would you like to see tweaked for new items? (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/460759-Armor-Helms-and-Weapons-What-would-you-like-to-see-tweaked-for-new-items)

2015 DDO Players Council Update (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/460295-2015-DDO-Players-Council-Update)

Expansion Packs

Menace of the Underdark (http://ddowiki.com/page/Menace_of_the_Underdark)

Onyx Panther Abilities (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/364808-Pre-Purchase-Figurine-Abilities?p=4349488&viewfull=1#post4349488) - More Onyx Panther Abilities (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/364808-Pre-Purchase-Figurine-Abilities?p=4349778&viewfull=1#post4349778)

Shadowfell Conspiracy (http://ddowiki.com/page/Shadowfell_Conspiracy)

OwlBear Stats\Abilities vs. Onyx Panther (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/417244-OWLBEAR-stats-and-special-attacks-Vs-Panther?p=5008059#post5008059)

Added with U18 Patch 2
The Owlbear Defender hirelings (both level 17 and 25) have had the following changes:

Armor Class significantly increased
Fire Absorption increased from 20% to 50%
Cold Absorption increased from 20% to 50%
Acid Absorption increased from 20% to 50%
Electric Absorption increased from 20% to 50%
Sonic Absorption 50% added
They now have limited ability to heal themselves when at low health.

Game Mechanic Guides

Game Mechanics (http://ddowiki.com/page/Game_mechanics)

Races (http://ddowiki.com/page/Races) - Classes (http://ddowiki.com/page/Classes) - Skills (http://ddowiki.com/page/Skills) - Feats (http://ddowiki.com/page/Feats) - Spells (http://ddowiki.com/page/Spells) - Enhancements (http://ddowiki.com/page/Enhancements) - Epic Destinies (http://ddowiki.com/page/Epic_Destinies)

Quests (http://ddowiki.com/page/Quests)

Saga(s) (http://ddowiki.com/page/Saga) - Saga(s) simplified (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/426915-Sagas-simplified)

Challenges (http://ddowiki.com/page/Challenges) - Daily Challenge Token Schedule (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/368563-FYI-Daily-Challenge-Token-Schedule#post4399400)

Favor (http://ddowiki.com/page/Favor) - DDO Patron Favor & Favor Rewards (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/218367-DDO-Patron-Favor-and-Favor-Rewards)

Monsters (http://ddowiki.com/page/Monsters) - Monsters by type & race (http://ddowiki.com/page/Monsters_by_type_and_race) - Monster DR and Weaknesses (http://ddowiki.com/page/Monster_DR_and_weaknesses)

Mysterious Remnants (http://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Mysterious_Remnant) - Monster Champions (http://ddowiki.com/page/Monster_Champion)

Monster Manuals (http://ddowiki.com/page/Monster_Manual)

Collectible(s) (http://ddowiki.com/page/Collectable) - Collectible Digest (http://www.gamergeoff.com/collectible-digest-chapter-one-how-do-i-use-my-collectibles/)

The Post-MotU Definitive Defense\AC Guide (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/411481-The-Post-MotU-Definitive-AC-Bonus-Thread)

Enhancements in .PDF (Adobe) format (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/419991-New-enhancements-in-PDF-format)

Ryz's Visual Guide to Item Augment Slots (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/416368-Ryz-s-Visual-Guide-to-item-Augment-Slots!) - Easy to read for a quick reference

Weapon\Guard Proc Rates & Calculations (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/354768) - Older still useful

Unique Item Enchantments (http://ddowiki.com/page/Category:Unique_item_enchantments) - Also has proc rates for some effects.

General Guides

Newbie Guide (http://ddowiki.com/page/Newbie_guide)

Free to Play Guide (http://ddowiki.com/page/Guide_to_Free_to_Play)

Post U19 X Ability to Y Stat Guide (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/422979-Post-U19-X-Ability-to-Y-Stat)

The Great Big TR Checklist (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/355152-The-Great-Big-TR-Checklist)

A Video Library of Quests (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/189531-Video-Library-of-Quests)

Maps (http://ddowiki.com/page/Maps) - Quest Maps (http://ddowiki.com/page/Category:Quests_with_maps) - Wilderness Explorer Area Info & Maps (http://ddowiki.com/page/Wilderness_adventure_area)

Where can you find the Monster from the Monster Manual (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/390375-Where-can-you-find-the-Monster-from-the-Monster-Manual)

Best places to farm out each type of creature in the Monster Manual (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/392612-Best-places-to-farm-out-each-type-of-creature-in-the-monster-manual)

Stormreach Shadows: A DDO Stealth Guide (https://sites.google.com/site/ddostealthteamsix/home)

The Advanced Stealth Guide (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/419625-The-Advanced-Stealth-Guide)

Guides and Strategies Forum (https://www.ddo.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/104-Guides-amp-Strategies)

Official Game Guides (https://www.ddo.com/en/game/game-guides) - A Gathering of Guides, A Travelogue of Tools (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/425026-A-Gathering-of-Guides-A-Travelogue-of-Tools)

Broken Links Everywhere (Workaround) (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/415640-Broken-Links-Everywhere-(Workaround)) - How to correct links to the old DDO Forums (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/415748-How-to-correct-links-to-the-old-DDO-forums)

Class Guides

Rogue Assassins Guide - Full 45 page .pdf (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/329869-Assassins-Guide-Full-45-Page-pdf)

The Book of Syncletica: New Monk Guide (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/395016-The-Book-of-Syncletica-New-Monk-Guide)

Quest Guides

Cannith Challenge Tutorials (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/429624-Cannith-Challenge-Tutorials)

The Pit: A Visual Walkthrough Guide (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/424125-The-Pit-A-Walkthrough-Guide)

Shadow Crypt - Duo Paths (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/367711-Shadow-Crypt-duo-paths)

Inferno of the Damned Guide (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/226074-Inferno-of-the-Damned-Guide)

Through a Mirror Darkly Map and Guide (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/424289-Through-a-Mirror-Darkly-Map-and-Guide)

Leveling Guides

Without Greater Tome of Learning (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/349114) - W/ Greater Tome of Learning (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/371758) - 3rd+ Life Leveling Guide w/ Bravery

Xanendor's DDO Master Experience Planner (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/413325-Xanendor-s-DDO-Master-Experience-Planner?p=5001541&viewfull=1#post5001541)

Efficient TR Leveling Guide (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/367893-Efficient-TR-Leveling-Guide)

An Overview of All the Raids

Help! Am I Raid Ready? (http://ddowiki.com/page/Help!_Am_I_Raid_Ready)

What should I bring to a Raid? (http://ddowiki.com/page/What_should_I_bring_to_a_raid%3F)

Raid Bosses (http://ddowiki.com/page/Raid_bosses)

Named Raid Loot (http://ddowiki.com/page/Named_raid_loot)

Raiding for Dummies (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/366930-Raiding-for-Dummies) - An older guide still useful.

Raid Guides

Collection of teaching Raid videos for new players (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/457010-A-collection-of-teaching-raid-videos-for-new-players)

Solve Shroud Puzzles - Six Pattern Technique (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/314305) - How to solve Shroud Puzzles without a solver! (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/228976-HOWTO-Solve-the-vale-puzzle-yourself/)

Accursed Ascension Visual Guide (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/321504) - Abbot Tiles Fast and Safe Solution Method (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/420154-Abbot-Tiles-Fast-and-Safe-Solution-Method-Crack-Run)

The Fall of Truth Raid Guide (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/412574-The-Fall-of-Truth-version-17-1-Complete-Guide)

Heroic Raids

The Chronoscope (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Chronoscope) - Level 6

Tempest's Spine (http://ddowiki.com/page/Tempest%27s_Spine) - Level 10

The Vault of Night - (Pre-raid) (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Vault_of_Night) & Plane of Night (http://ddowiki.com/page/Plane_of_Night) - Level 10

The Twilight Forge - (Pre-raid) (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Twilight_Forge) & The Titan Awakes (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Titan_Awakes) - Levels 11 & 12

Against the Demon Queen - (Pre-raid) (http://ddowiki.com/page/Against_the_Demon_Queen_(quest)) & Zawabi's Revenge (http://ddowiki.com/page/Zawabi%27s_Revenge) - Level 12

Gianthold Tor - (Pre-raid) (http://ddowiki.com/page/Gianthold_Tor) & The Reavers Fate (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Reaver%27s_Fate) - Level 14

Litany of the Dead - (Pre-raid) (http://ddowiki.com/page/Litany_of_the_Dead) & Ascension Chamber (http://ddowiki.com/page/Ascension_Chamber) - Levels 15 & 17

The Shroud (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Shroud) - Level 17

Hound of Xoriat (http://ddowiki.com/page/Hound_of_Xoriat) - Level 18

A Vision of Destruction (http://ddowiki.com/page/A_Vision_of_Destruction) - Level 18

The Master Artificer (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Master_Artificer) - Level 19

The Lord of Blades (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Lord_of_Blades) - Level 20

Tower of Despair (http://ddowiki.com/page/Tower_of_Despair) - Level 20

Epic Raids

The Chronoscope (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Chronoscope) - Level 21

The Vault of Night - (Pre-raid) (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Vault_of_Night) & Plane of Night (http://ddowiki.com/page/Plane_of_Night) - Level 22

Against the Demon Queen - (Pre-raid) (http://ddowiki.com/page/Against_the_Demon_Queen_(quest)) & Zawabi's Revenge (http://ddowiki.com/page/Zawabi%27s_Revenge) - Level 22

The Master Artificer (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Master_Artificer) - Level 22

The Lord of Blades (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Lord_of_Blades) - Level 22

Caught in the Web (http://ddowiki.com/page/Caught_in_the_Web) - Level 24

Return to Gianthold Tor - (Pre-raid) (http://ddowiki.com/page/Return_to_Gianthold_Tor) & The Fall of Truth (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Fall_of_Truth) - Levels 24 & 25

Temple of the Deathwyrm (http://ddowiki.com/page/Temple_of_the_Deathwyrm) - Level 30

Fire on Thunder Peak (http://ddowiki.com/page/Fire_on_Thunder_Peak) - Level 30

The Mark of Death (http://ddowiki.com/page/The_Mark_of_Death) - Level 30

Defiler of the Just (http://ddowiki.com/page/Defiler_of_the_Just) - Level 30

Master Artificer Electrified Floor Patterns (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/354978-Master-Artificer-Electric-Waltz?p=4349474&viewfull=1#post4349474)


CORNERS (South/West shown)

Crafting, Item Upgrades, & Special Events

Cannith Crafting (http://ddowiki.com/page/Cannith_Crafting)

Augment Slots (http://ddowiki.com/page/Augment_Slot)

Stone of Change (http://ddowiki.com/page/Stone_of_Change)

Guild Crafting (http://ddowiki.com/page/Guild_Crafting)

Trap Making (http://ddowiki.com/page/Trapmaking)

Epic Crafting (http://ddowiki.com/page/Epic_Crafting)

Alchemical Crafting (http://ddowiki.com/page/Alchemical_Crafting) - The Lord of Blades, The Master Artificer

Dragontouched Crafting (http://ddowiki.com/page/Dragontouched_Armor) - Reavers Refuge

Incredible Potential (http://ddowiki.com/page/Incredible_Potential) - Tower of Despair

Greensteel Crafting (http://ddowiki.com/page/Green_Steel_Item) - Shroud

Thunder-Forged Crafting (http://ddowiki.com/page/Thunder-Forged) - Thunderholme

Item Upgrading (http://ddowiki.com/page/Crafting#Item_Upgrading) - Menace of the Underdark, Red Fens, Attack on Stormreach, Reign of Madness, Haunted Halls of Eveningstar, Temple of Elemental Evil

Special Event Items (http://ddowiki.com/page/Crafting#Special_Event_Items) - Festivult, Mabar, Crystal Cove, Risia Ice Games, Cormyrian Midwinter Festival, Anniversary Cards

Crafting Planners

Cannith Crafting Web Calculator (http://cannith.cubicleninja.com/)

Greensteel Crafting Web Calculator (http://rpgamerd00d.150m.com/DDOCraftingCalculator.html)

Cannith Crafting Recipes by Gear (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/318331-Crafting-Recipes-by-Gear) - Cannith Crafting Recipes by Monster Type (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/333496-Weapon-Recipes)

Utilities & Programs

Utilities, Planners and other useful Resources (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/420794-Utilities-planners-and-other-useful-resources)

DDO Character Planner By Ron (http://www.rjcyberware.com/DDO/) - Forum Thread (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/427100-Character-Planner-Series-4-xx)

Character Builder Lite By EllisDee37 (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/455712-Character-Builder-Lite)

The Leveller: a DDO utility to make your leveling easier! (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/434036-The-Leveller-a-DDO-utility-to-make-your-levelling-easier-!)

DDO-ML an ultrafast lightweight DDO launcher (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/436296-DDO-ML-an-ultrafast-lightweight-DDO-launcher) - This is a small GUI interace similar to PyLotro.

DDO Game Guide V3.6.0 (http://www.inferussus.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=1) - Crafting, Maps, Raid Timers, Inventory Tracker + more. Update it! Old but very useful.

Packrat v2.1.0 - Inventory and Mule Management (http://farpg.no-ip.org/Packrat/Packrat.Html) - Forum Thread (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/272234)

Weapons Analysis Tool (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/399919-A-weapons-analysis-tool)

DDO Weapon Comparison Tool (http://www.inferussus.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=4) - An older tool - doesn't have handwraps.

Java Damage & DPM Calculator (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/407083-Java-Damage-amp-DPM-Calculator-for-DDO)

Puzzle Solvers

All-in-One Web Puzzle Solver (http://solver.cubicleninja.com/) - Shroud, Monastery, Demon Queen Pre Raid, Litany Pre Raid, and Reaver.

Reaver Puzzle Solver (Level 14) (http://www.inthecore.com/ddo/puzzles/reaver/solver.htm) - The Reaver's Fate Puzzle Trainer (http://globalsoftware-inc.com/harncw/Reaver%20Trainer%20DDO/Reaver%20Trainer%20DDO.html)

Monastery Puzzle Solver (http://www.axiomfiles.com/Files/320262/monastery.html) - Reavers Refuge



DDO Sage (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.livelyspark.ddosage&hl=en)

Cannith Crafting Planner (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cubicleninja.cannithcrafting)

Puzzle Solvers (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cubicleninja.ddopuzzlesolver)

WO Mic (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wo.voice&hl=en) - Use your phone as a Mic


DDO Herald (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ddoherald/id474395366?mt=8)

DDO Library (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ddo-library/id361476925?mt=8)

Cannith Crafting Planner (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ddo-cannith-crafting/id555147554?ls=1&mt=8)

Puzzle Solvers (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puzzle-solver-for-ddo/id558085040?ls=1&mt=8)

Old Records

Reincarnation Information (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/428876-Reincarnation-Information) - Reincarnation reincarnated (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/427649-Reincarnation-reincarnated)

1st, 2nd, 3rd+ Life Xp\Rank Text Values (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/376774-Lamannia-Release-Notes-(Last-Updated-10-31-2013)?p=5154397&viewfull=1#post5154397) - The Official Experience Curve Discussion Thread (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/427780-The-Official-Experience-Curve-Discussion-Thread!?p=5130408#post5130408)

Earning Hearts of Wood (Second Life) (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/429363-Earning-Hearts-of-Wood-(Second-Life))

Raider's Reward Box (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/427758-Raider-s-reward-box)

Guild Renown Summer Break (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/418973-Guild-Renown-Summer-Break!)

Epic Reincarnation (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/425596-Paradigm-Shift-how-we-are-looking-at-Epic-Reincarnation#post5100345) - Shadowfell is Launched! And Coming soon... (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/425036-Shadowfell-is-Launched!-And-Coming-Soon)

U19 Release Notes (https://www.ddo.com/en/update-19-shadowfell-conspiracy-release-notes-official) - Quest Xp Changes (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/418925-Upcoming-Quest-XP-Changes) - Stealth & AI Awareness Changes & Fixes (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/419210-AI-Awareness) - Secret Doors Changes (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/419401-Secret-Doors)

Every Character will receive a LR +20 Token for the Enhancement Pass (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/419773-Will-enhancement-pass-include-a-free-TR-respec-of-some-sort?p=5039396&viewfull=1#post5039396)

(Outdated) Epic Level & Iconic TR (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/418543-Epic-Level-amp-Iconic-TR) - Our Epic Destiny XP will not be wiped! (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/421869-A-Question-to-Devs-about-changes-to-TR?p=5060817&viewfull=1#post5060817)

Bladeforged missing advertised abilities?! (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/417258-Bladeforged-missing-advertised-abilities!/page2?p=5010410#post5010410)

(Outdated) Daily Dice updated for Update 18 (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/416371-Daily-Dice-Updated-for-U18)

The Old Shroud Lag (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/253905)

(Broken Link) 3-in-1 Downloadable Puzzle Solver (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/163419)

(Outdated) Web based Character Planner (http://www.ddochargen.com/home.aspx) - Forum Thread (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/314967-Online-DDO-Character-Generator)

U22 Preview on Twitch.TV (http://www.twitch.tv/ddostream/c/4349869) - Update 22 Feedback Cycle Overview (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/441852-Update-22-Feedback-Cycle-Overview)

Introducing New Airships and Amenities (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/441907-Introducing-New-Airships-amp-Amenities) - Hookpoints by Ship type (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/442621-Hookpoints-by-ship-type)

List of the new Guild Airship Amenities (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/441927-List-of-the-new-Guild-Amenities) - Current Lamannia Pricing (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/443181-Update-22-Round-4-Still-tavern-problems?p=5348823&viewfull=1#post5348823) - Combined Amenities (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/443181-Update-22-Round-4-Still-tavern-problems?p=5348922&viewfull=1#post5348922)

No Amenities in chest drops in U22 (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/443215-No-Amenities-in-chest-drop-in-U22)

Swashbucker & Single Weapon Fighting Preview on Twitch.TV (http://www.twitch.tv/ddostream/c/4397756) - Swashbucker Tree Preview Discussion (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/441930-Update-22-Swashbuckler-Tree-Preview-Discussion)

Epic 3 Barrel Cove Treasure (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/442169-Epic-Three-Barrel-Cove-Treasure)

UI Layout Editor (http://ddolayouteditor.codeplex.com/) - Forum Thread (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/408466-Layout-Editor-Download-Now)

(Broken Link) - Epic Destiny Web Planner (http://ddodestiny.info/)

DDO Preload (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/420738-How-to-make-the-game-loading-faster-DDOPreload-official?highlight=ddopreload) - Make the game load faster - Game now does this itself. Thanks for making this!

Update 26: Warlocks Legacy preview on Lamannia! (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/460764-Update-26-Warlock-s-Legacy-preview-on-Lamannia!)

Warlocks! (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/460051-Warlocks!)

Warlock Enhancements: Tainted Scholar (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/460406-Warlock-Enhancements-Tainted-Scholar)

Warlock Enhancements: Enlightened Spirit (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/460409-Warlock-Enhancements-Enlightened-Spirit)

Warlock Enhancements: Souleater (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/460460-Warlock-Enhancements-Souleater)

Fun Stuff

Ask a Loremaster (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/68532-Ask-a-Loremaster)

Official Book of DDO Records (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/393078-Official-Book-of-DDO-records)

Kobold Soundboard (http://soundboards.cubicleninja.com/)

The Official Community Wallpaper Thread (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/421015-The-Official-Community-Wallpaper-Thread!-(WARNING-BIG-IMAGES-AHEAD))

Screenshots, FanArt, & Videos (https://www.ddo.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/167-Screenshots-Fanart-amp-Videos!)

DDO Photo Albums & Wallpapers (https://plus.google.com/photos/102302654797336119160/albums)

DDO Music (https://www.ddo.com/en/content/soundtrack)

Shadowfell Conspiracy Soundtrack (https://soundcloud.com/turbinegames/sets/dungeons-and-dragons-online)

DDO Wallpapers (https://www.ddo.com/en/content/wallpapers)

DDO Media (https://www.ddo.com/en/media)

D&D Novels

The Moon Breaker (http://moonbreaker.info/)

Ignore this line: *New* -

08-09-2013, 12:50 PM
Updated & Cleaned a bit.

Edit: With many enhancements being in flux I haven't updated this for quite some time, will update when things are less so.

Forum Character Builds - New & Old - WIP for now

Build Index - NEW

New U19 Builds for Characters (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/422251-New-U19-Builds-for-Characters)





Mississippi Queen - Haggle Bard (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/168293-Haggle-Bard-Mississippi-Queen)



Favored Soul








Build Index - OLD - *Links in this older section build index don't work right since the forum change is a way to fix Here (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/415748-How-to-correct-links-to-the-old-DDO-forums)* - Will work on over time and divide them by Class(es)

Impaqt's Build Index (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/128210)*

Rachna's Build Index (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/173046)*

Theanimal's Favorite Builds (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/209918)*







Favored Soul








08-09-2013, 12:52 PM
Updated 08/17/2013

Old Forum Guides w/ Fixed Links - WIP

-*- Many links below are old information but still useful to a point - I fixed most of the links but some(ones that are lime colored with ***) require some searching\fixing- will be working on it but it will likely be some time before I add anything more to this part of the guide for now. -*-

New Player Advice & Guidance

***Some Helpful Forum Post links for New Players*** (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/170873-***Some-Helpful-Forum-Post-links-for-New-Players***)

Ollathir (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/170873-***Some-Helpful-Forum-Post-links-for-New-Players***) wrote:

The intention of this is to give new players all the tools at their disposal to make the game more entertaining and rewarding. Anything placed here I have found personally helpful at one time or another. However if any of the authors of these posts would like their link removed, or if anyone wants a link added please let me know, I’d be happy to oblige.

Bear in mind this is for general gaming geared toward the beginner and I have not added any specific class discussions to this. If the community in general feels that would be a boon, let me know and I’ll track them down and add them.

***To the New Player***

Though many questions you may have coming into the game can be answered in these posts, the players that post in these forums are a great resource in and of themselves. Whether to get questions answered from the technical to just general questions about the game or your character build, if you have a question, feel free to ask. You can also use the *** /joinchannel help (http://www.ddo.com/showpost.php?p=2068187&postcount=3)*** (or now the Advice Channel) in the game. Click on the link for instructions and learning about different channels and how to set them up.

For an additional handy resource feel free to visit the ***DDO Links*** (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/173568) page.

Starting Out

Turbine Support Center (http://support.turbine.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=24001)

***A New Players Guide to getting ahead in Stormreach. (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/2075707#post2075707)- Created By Impaqt. This is a MUST READ for any new player in DDO. Great tips and advice for making your game play a lot more worthwhile and fun. Thanks Impaqt.

The Big Honking Newbie Thread (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/193421)- Created By Depravity. Helpful starters guide with screen shots helping you visualize the mechanics of the game, a Users Guide.

Character Planner (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/194531)-Created by Ron. The work put into this downloadable application could never be appreciated enough. This is a great way to build your character before even playing the game. You could spend hours in this application alone. If you have a question about a build you create in here, use the export function and post it in the forums. I have some very viable builds because of this tool. Thanks Ron. *Updated Page*

Character Planner Speadsheet (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/96376)- Created by binnsr. This character planner has more of an PnP (Pen and Paper ) feel to it. Requires Excel to open.

Clickies, The Route To Self Sufficiency (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/85729)- Created by Aranticus. What are Clickies? Some items you will find in the game like this Ring of Rage, (http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s220/jgould2005/DDO/Items/Rings/RingofRage.jpg) Have charges on them. (Please note that even though the caster level for the ring is level 5, there is no minimum user level for this item.) This item has 1 charge and can be used 1 time per day to cast rage on yourself. This post will give you a better understanding of what they are, and how to use them.

DDO Wiki- Newbie Guide (http://ddowiki.com/page/Newbie_guide)- Created By Elliot Cable, BorrorO,Tihocan.

Item Defense really worth it? (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/200986)- A discussion started by ivar415 regarding item defense enhancements and if they are worth it for newer players. Found the information from Gorby very helpful.

Journal of an Experienced Newbie - Level 1 thru 10 - (Melee) (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/253169)- Created By augie. Some helpful illustrations and companion guide "is an experience of leveling up a non-twinked, non-funded player living off of nothing other than knowledge of the game and naturally occurring loot".

Name Generator (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/20010208b) - Saw this on the EU Forums page created by Smitey. It links you out of the Forums and into The Wizards of the Coast web page. If your stuck on what name to provide your new character give this a try.

New Player Equipment Help Guide (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/222650)- Created By MrWizard. Help in gearing your character up to take on Ebberon.

Review of all adventure packs for F2P (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/199945)-Created by sirgog. Very handy guide that can help you select the adventure packs right for you.

Revisiting paths: Builds for new players (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/232660)- Created By tihocan. A helpfull alternative/companion to the build paths available at character generation.

***RoBi3.0's Free to Play Guide (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?p=2396345#post2396345)- Created by RoBi3.0, pronounced Rowbee A solid guide for the free to play crowd.

Spell Schools 101 (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/88346)- Created by Zeddicuss_Zulander. A great way to get familiar with the different spells and their respective schools, in DDO.

Templates for New Players (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/147492)- Created by Aranticus. One of the mechanics in the game at character creation is the ability to customize your character. Also one of the mechanics is a Favor based system of play. Favor is granted to you by completing a quest. Here are some 28 point builds, (available to you until you unlock 400 points of Favor for playing a Drow, or 1750 points of Favor to create a 32 point build), that you may find meet your needs.

XP needed per level (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/93137) - Created By Bloodhaven. Very handy quick reference guide.

Etiquette in parties (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/241287)- Created By TheLallian

A Solo Challenge/Collective Diary - All Are Invited (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/284301)-
My "How to solo quests with lousy equipment" Journal (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/320329)-
Make Money Fast! (in U9 DDO) (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/316953)-
Journal of a soloing Drow Wizard (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/262004)-
Created by GuntherBovine


The Definitive Attack Bonus Thread (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/154366)- Created by Impaqt. This helpful thread is inclined toward the melee class characters. Want to know how to max out your “To Hit” or “Attack” modifier this can answer your questions.

Weapon Attribute Specs (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/59790)- Created by Sacrement. You will find that certain monsters you will encounter are immune or have D/R(Damage Reduction) to one type of metal, weapon type or effect on a weapon. Some effects on weapons actually heal a monster. This is a great post to check out to help maximize your success on your next encounter, and equipping your character.

DDO Creature Compilation (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/126623)- Created by Hafeal. Some helpful information about the creatures you will encounter in the DDO world.

The NEW Definitive AC Bonus Thread (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/205669)-Created by Impaqt. You'll hear the term Armor Class more than a few times. Arm yourself with the basics that can be found here. A guide outlining the types of AC available and what stacks with what to help get the most out of it if that is your goal.

***AC by Class Bonus (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showpost.php/2017629&postcount=1)- Created by Ollathir. Why did I create this? Is AC really that important? Yes and No. Depending on what role you chose to play, AC will help you or not be that much help at all. This will help to answer questions regarding what classes offer the best AC innately and what dont. There are some big changes headed our way with the next mod and it can’t hurt to know this and at what level or requirements there may be to maxing out your AC potential. There are also some helpful links at the bottom of that post.

Exploring & Collecting

Rowanheal's Comprehensive Quest List (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/125393)- Created by Rowanheal. It's the best spreadsheet for "at a glance" listing of all 204 quests including quest favor, XP, location or quest giver.

The Lost Quest Guide (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/122192)- Created by Lost Leader. This guide is extremely helpful in navigating most of the quests in the game. Stuck trying to figure your way through a quest, not sure what classes you should bring, or what you will be facing, try here. If you want to be surprised and not know what to expect when you run the quests, stay away.

New & Improved Definitive Collectables List (http://www.ddo.com/showthread.php/155251)- Created by Steiner-Davion. There are over a hundred collectibles in this game. Several can be used to add great benefits to your equipment and weapons. All can be traded in for something else. Maximize your understanding of these and add even more fun to the game.

Collectables Location Spreadsheet (http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pxQYsN4CFHjhKC6jhAOGsWg)- Created by Garth_of_Sarlona and marcosoneghett. A great spreadsheet for the collectables in helping you to locate and turn in. Very handy guide. This links you out of the DDO forums.

Eldritch Rituals Cookbook (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/132855)- Created by Cambo. Though it may be some time before you get to the level of crafting Greensteel items, I’ve included it here for reference on what Collectibles currently can be used to create a desired effect on equipment or weapons.

Definitive Static Rewards and Unique Loot Thread (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/121279)- Created by Dragon Star. One of the most used resource posts in the game. The way you build your character is important, how you equip them can make all the difference. This is a great post that you will find yourself going to again and again.

* Definitive Static Rewards and Unique Loot Thread * (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/249178)- Created by Shiler. Who is maintaining this thread while Dragon.Star is away. Last Update will generally be found at the top of both these links to help you determine which to reference.

Static Rewards and Unique Loot Web Application (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/283176)-Created By jjflanigan
A very well put together application that can help you sort and find information about the Named items in game.

Dorims Map Shop (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/99331)- Created by Airidil. This is the best place to get a map of explorer areas in the game. This is a very helpful resource for helping both new and seasoned players. Sometimes I wish I could Hot Bar it.

Tackilack's Definative Puzzle Resource Guide (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/123188)- Created by Harncw. Several of the quest's in DDO have puzzles that require some thought from early on to the more advanced quest's. If you find yourself getting stuck on finding the solution, this will help you out quite a bit. If you prefer to be suprised and figure it out on your own, stay away.

Everything you wanted to know about crafting (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/320389)- Created By GuntherBovine


You may find yourself wanting to do a bit more running around by yourself, or with a friend or two. Hirelings can help make more quests possible for you to accomplish, and if used right, save you some expenses.

Hiring a Hireling (http://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/163357)- Created by Tolero. This is the best place to start out for an in depth look at how to use Hirelings to make your adventuring more fun.

***Compendium Hireling listing - +Compendium doesn't exist anymore+ (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:Hirelings)- This links you out of the Forums website into the DDO Compendium. The Hireling listing is also linked in the above thread. If you plan on using Hirelings, check this listing out and get to know what your Hireling is capable of.

A small blurb from me:

Take a moment every once in a while to teach new & fellow players even if you don't agree with what they're doing with the character they play. Try to help them make the best character they can within the concept they chose and you just might be surprised. The differences between an informed player and an uninformed player creating the same character are huge! The important lesson here is to keep an open mind.

08-10-2013, 03:22 PM

09-04-2013, 08:19 AM
Missed this when it was published, sorry! Good stuff.

09-04-2013, 08:51 AM
that is a lot of info

09-04-2013, 03:52 PM
Really nice job. Thanks for this.

09-04-2013, 05:44 PM
You stole my bookmarks!!

Seriously though, great job.

I know a lot of this stuff and really do have an aweful lot of this bookmarked, but a page like this is really necessary for new players.

+1 sir.


09-05-2013, 07:57 AM
Missed this when it was published, sorry! Good stuff.

Sorry for my late reply and thanks for the comment. I have been rather busy as of late moving into a bigger place.

that is a lot of info

I lurk and read a lot of things - you should see my bookmark list. 7 Years of them tends to do that. :)

Really nice job. Thanks for this.

Your welcome. Happy to see it getting some use.

You stole my bookmarks!!

Seriously though, great job.

I know a lot of this stuff and really do have an aweful lot of this bookmarked, but a page like this is really necessary for new players.

+1 sir.


Your bookmarks probably look a lot like mine- a complete semi-organized mess!

I'm not done with this have quite a bit more to add to it. Thanks for the comments all - feel free to post or pm any links you'd like to see added.

09-06-2013, 03:12 AM
Great guide. You might also point people to the DDOsage app for mobile devices. I use it all the time. Its a little outdated currently but turbine has been moving a little faster than I think the dev can keep up with =)

09-06-2013, 03:15 PM
Great guide. You might also point people to the DDOsage app for mobile devices. I use it all the time. Its a little outdated currently but turbine has been moving a little faster than I think the dev can keep up with =)

Thanks for the feedback! I will be sure to add it. The current plan is to add quite a bit more to the class and quest guides sections and also an app subsection(iOS and android) in the utilities section. Most but not all of the apps will be game related but will still be generally useful for the game. Such as using your phone as a mic ingame. As soon as I am free this weekend they will be added.

Edit: There are also some things that need to be moved\updated since Shadowfell hit. Mostly referring to the things listed under the lama section.

10-04-2013, 10:16 AM
I just found this on the forums. It is going to be a big help in the Shroud should be added to the guild.


05-21-2014, 01:50 PM
Updated with current info.

05-21-2014, 03:55 PM
Awesome info!

05-22-2014, 08:21 AM
Great compilation. Thanks for adding the Monk guide to the list. I'm hoping that other experienced players step up to help building other class guides--seeing only two there is a bit sad.

05-29-2015, 11:15 AM

Great compilation. Thanks for adding the Monk guide to the list. I'm hoping that other experienced players step up to help building other class guides--seeing only two there is a bit sad.

Thanks sorry for my really really beyond late reply to this. I certainly don't disagree with you. There have been some other guides that aren't listed here but the problem with them is once they are too old or quit being maintained they cant really be used for anything but general tidbits. Im sure many of the longtime players that are still around remember Junts' Paladin Guide which is a good example of this. Excellent guide when it was created but not a whole lot of use now.