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03-21-2021, 03:40 PM
Kil Glory
Gnome neutral
Str 10 4
Dex 8
Con 17 11
Int 20 16 +7
Wis 8
Cha 13 5
+8 tome
+2 complete

1 alch pbs (spec conjure)
2 alch insightful reflexes
3 alch rapid reload (completionist)
4 alch battalion brew (pyrite +1) check heighten yes.
5 alch
6 alch maximize
7 alch
8 alch empower
9 alch quicken
10 alch
11 alch
12 alch evasion
Feat accelerate
13 alch
14 alch
15 alch magical training
16 alch heighten or pyrite+1
17 alch
18 alch imp magical train
19 alch
20 alch liquid courage

21 wellspring
24 master of multivial
26 sp acid
27 embolden
28 elusive tgt
29 arcane pulse
30 scion of earth? Fire?
Burst of glacial wrath.

Inquisi until 12. Test out that tree.
Have a ml2 keen light. Test that out. Have a vorpal at 7. Nothing on the auction. Will look loot rewards. No rat catcher, didn’t drop last life.
Dex is a dump stat. Learned that.
Just con and int. That’s almost too much stacking. Man, how many ways they break this to build it.
At 12. One or two button aoe trash kill. Without maximize.
Seriously, melee is underserv3d.
Ya, this game is dead. There aren’t enough ppl in lvl range to run more than a team, and half of them aren’t running or solo. Then there’s the unlisted ppl, and they almost never run lfm.
So very dead.
Tho the treadmill seems alive. But I rarely get more than 1 or 2 to join. Rarely.
I hate solo. I hate run by myself. As I’ve said, my enjoyment from the game is truly watching others play.
I tried the guild thing.
But it’s always a gossip and snark game. Wasn’t looking that so much. Ya I expect bravado in high performing teams, but the blowback on being out of fotm was too much.
Seems I’m not quite up to speed, so I doing some old coursework.
Got my completionist back.
Don’t have a horse. That’s a serious issue.
Everyone blazing trails through wilderness creating red alerts. Then you’re running behind and have to deal with piled up mobs. It’s another ****ing mess. Talk about lag.
Horses create lag. Gonna farm when I hit epics.
HC starts first of April. So for 3 months I’ll be doing racials. Going to 30, and reroll epics once.see what I can get out of it.

Farmin keep. No loot dropped when I was 20. But running them all at 20 r1. Ha. My hp like 550 normal, but 1000 reaper. What you think I’m gonna run? And I’m still in 10 gear.
Ya. The month for the monk. And now I’m reroll and realizing there’s lot more loot sets been introduced. Some nice at 5 and Sharn at 15. Then some light keep at 21. I have cannith at 21. Those are 10 stats. So I’m finding I’m suddenly farming for 3 gear sets, not including cap, when I get there.
Getting my feet back in the game, and enjoying purple damage on a alchy. Blowing stuff up. Lots of explosions.
And lots of spells.30, in a 5x6. More buttons than I know what do with. But I’m practicing. Took wellspring at 21. Seems I’m going nukage route. Should be good thru r4. I can gear, sans raid, but I don’t do LGS. I have the comps. Could prob do a 4 pc set. But I’ve never trusted that crafting system. Somebody coded it wrong. Because if that stuff is still relevant in today’s game, they broke it handing out the candy.

A horsey story
Getting back in the saddle
So I’m farming kil for the keep at epic.
Lfm r1, cuz I’d rather reaper than full heal myself. And btw the heal splash is a good reaper self heal, about half r1.
And I get adds and a full team, cuz I’m running silent with a Chinese lead, and go public
So a full team running all the quests,
And my luck as an alchemist, is to get blanked at 20. But horseshoes were dropping.
Picked up two fast horseshoes. Don’t know how they worked, yet.
Fast forward,
I’m rolling vish again. For raids. And for fey gear.
Everybody loves a cleric. But he’s a sword fighter, so they don’t expect it till he shows up and melees. Going for the wicked blade, since he’s a khopesh fighter. Was going calamity, but that’s an old story.
So I ran vish last nite dnd hard, it’s so easy now. I had a treasure Hunter and a discovery running. And even blessed the chest, but got blanked. Runes tho.
So today another comes up and I’m join and have to but bypass timer. Should have got them on sale. But idc.
And we run it and I’m still on discovery timer. Bam. Pull an black unicorn!
Nice, now I’m mounted, just what I was looking for.
That’s first chest.
Then second. Bam
Pull another unicorn.
Was gonna trade it,
But this was a named group, they had it all. Hoping for the twist.
I do keep blessing chests.
So I kept the second.
Nice, bound to account.
Now kil has a ride.
Two horseshoes,
Two horsies

03-24-2021, 08:46 AM
Epic notes
Got an epic voice. That’ll be nice for the reroll in epics.
Big farm list for alchy gear. Gonna learn a few more fey quests.
Got to 30 in like 3 days. Running all the low level epics for first. Then some gh at 24, then somewhere a r1 shroud for 500k. Ya, pick all the arcs I didn’t level thru. So huge first time bonuses.didn’t bother the explorer. Those will be 2nd tr. also did some legendary raids. Decent big spot if you never did them.
Got to 29. With bags full of loot. No gear on except 3 21 cc and some misc low level stuff. Decided to try a r1 sharn. Nope, couldnt land anything, everything saving. Stopped there.
Hopped a RL c1 and c2 with friends and got carried to 30.
Major sort and search of loot.
This will be a longer process of sorting gear and mules
Have. A couple low level now, getting gear put there. Have a couple teens for the 15 loot, and need to level a couple 20s to 30 for their loot hold. I have one of each class except artificer and favored soul.
Anyways. I looked over my loots looked mules I have 3pc beacon from rl. I have items from fey from monk farming. Missing the fey helm but have the fey orb.need to sentient xp level the autumn strap.
After gear set up, yay mantle of Escher, I was able to r6
A very poor tetris, but has all the spell dc adds, from like spinneret and onyx
Still too much melee oriented, I jump around in combat a lot, oh and I love the flyby from draconic. I’m liking the build, looking to see how it improves.
Think I’ll etr immediately and keep half of fey for first time. Back to farming keep for a few items. Oh and the bonus is RL can be put on at 28. Enough for easy carry to 30.
Now I’ve got the general gist, will refine.

Gear list 15

Bracers aetherband
Spellpen3 Ispellpen2 mageff5 shield8 green esoteric initiate

Goggles dusk lenses
Potency60 Ipotency30 effmeta empower2 effmeta maximize1 yellow esoteric initiate

Outfit Orders garb
Fort94 prr19 excUSP8 exc USL3 blue esoteric initiate

Boots stone shoes
Icorr47 Qcorr23 weighty assets parry3 sink like a brick earth grab guard yellow

Gear list 30

Autumn winter

Belt strap of autumn leaves artifact autumn winter
INT22 mrr59 natarmor22 mageff10%

Clothing leg garb of autumn winds autumn
Prr54 parry10 EUSP20% EUSL10%

Neck amber pendant autumn

Ring1 leg duskbone autumn
Vertigo23 ghostly profane lifeforce72 hardened exterior2

Ring2 leg falls decay autumn
CORR214 CORRlore31

Gloves dead ringers autumn
ProfaneSFM2 spellpen9 WIZ440 IWIZ220

Helm crown of snow winter
SFM7 ISFM4 cold shield paragon wave

ORB heart of the prince winter
CON21 ghostly energy siphon lifeblood of the undead prince

Boots windriders autumn
FOM speed30 dodge21 whirlwind ward

Boots deep snow winter
FOM ICON10 QCON5 fortsave17

Bracers green dragonscale autumn
IRES8 vitality72 poisonres81 power store

Bracers cold iron winter
Prot17 vitality72 Qfalselife20 ghostly

Cloak of autumn autumn
ICON10 acidabsorb50 wind thru the trees lesser displacement

Cloak of winter winter
Falselife81 lifesealed coldaborb50 leg ice barrier

Helm faeriefire lights autumn feytwisted
QWIZ 110 mageff10 illusory death faery fire curse

Missing goggles, trinket

Goggles Collective sight

Trinket slavers

03-26-2021, 10:13 AM
Epic TR
Took arcanealacrity1
Not sure if cooldown is better than crits. Want to see.
I figure I’ll be doing some alchy lives to 30 once I have a gear set. Got most of it farmed. Need 3-4 more items. But I’ll roll the 3 áa and 3 ancient.
Might have found guys to roll racials with.
Need to plan it out better. Now after seeing heroic twice, and now epic twice with a tr, some consideration to planning what to roll and what not, and if I can do this with others better.
This morn went 20 to 24. Did some necro slayer in 30 min for max. Oh ran sands and adq. That was first time on the raid xp. And necro got me to 24. Did a few gh, but had to break for store run.
Once I find our time slots I’ll roll.
And then there’s being carried by others. Sometime I like to pike, but not really. Oh also did c1 citw this morn. Need to relook quest lists. I know, oh like Fens, haven’t touched that yet, or druids. I’ll figure it out.
Getting back into guild and discord. Getting names and voices down. Hardest is when things don’t match, but running with them got it figured out.
24 ran a pug dnd. Some I knew, so friendly talkers. I guess my mic is loud. But I was joking them about pulling unicorns, and told the lead I’d pass it too him, since he took me at 24. It was a kinda mixed fight, we had a few deaths and even danced and danced during the end fight. I was playing safe but still died 3 times, and had to pull to center to backup heal. But we got it done. Lo, I pulled a unicorn. And lo, in the second chest frozen storm, the cold raid trinket. Exactly what I need on a cold alchy. And I passed the unicorn. Job well done. Burned a timer but it was worth it!
Ya, fens, druids, and mines. And c3 ravenloft, and parts of Sharn.
Guild to 80
Reaper to 71

Vish ran a PN and pulled the caster goggles.
Yester also, ran c3 citw. And fens.
This morning. Druids and catacombs. Have wheloon 3bc and epic orchard. Some of these like for citw and mod I should flag first etr to get raids in.
Yes, vish. Enough runes to buy dnd. So maybe bow again, boat is still the Jokers Wild.
And a reroll fvs? He’s done his cleric lives. He has +6 tomes. My starter char/alt.
Will look gearsets him. He’s mostly just for raids. Did a VOD too, but that raid is horrible. Too dark, and too much flashy **** in epics. Couldn’t see a goddamn thing and it’s like epilepsy. Better to just stone thru it almost. Ya we almost had a wipe, but super fvs Q kept us going. So much easier with melee than ranged.
Ya state of the game. 5 ranged and 1 melee in group, and melee is usually pally, second by barb. Barbs stills squishy. That makes decent for questing, but pug raid it’s worthless. Do see fair amount of divines tho. So the trinity is strong, just not always served.
Thing on the beg question list,
What is your main, do you role play.
And, add MP TO ITEMS.

Trinket bottled rainstorm autumn
Insightful Power of the Frozen Storm +109
Quality Power of the Frozen Storm +54
Fire Resistance +83
Empty Blue Augment Slot
Empty Green Augment Slot
Eminence of Autumn

03-27-2021, 01:45 AM
Cold 870
Cold crit 50
Spell crit 62

Pos 595

Acid 682
Electric 820
Fire 692
Universal 240

Boost to 1000
With wellspring, reaper profane, draconic fury

Resting r1
Cold 817
Electric 767
Positive 590

Cold 50
Electric 50
Pos 25

All crit 60

Saves are all around 94
Breath 104
Can boost 9 for 30 sec, insight and reaper potency

Gear. The Prince of Paradox
Or the Jigsaw Juicer

Mantle of Escher
Esoteric set

Acolytes lenses
Cc21 neck devotion115 false life30 also con10 icon4
Bottled rainstorm
City champ cloak
Cc21 bracer shelter25 fort115 str10 prot6
Ring1 spinnerette
Ring2 shattered onyx
Wind rider boots
Heart of the prince
Princes sceptre

Con 67

No sentient
No artifact
Missing 11 phillies

20d6+80 x3 times above

I am 3 button r1 legendary

Another mini project
Needs bladeforged, level to 30
Can u change race?
Only on reroll or with a 20 heart
Only class?
Never used one
He’s 15/1 pally for pdk
Maybe 5 ftr? Should have been 6
Pdk for knights training
Maybe good enough don’t need fey
Could pike Sharn.
Long term, but everybody loves scoob
Just needs gear.
A tank?
That would stable the trinity.

Need a cha item for swap with diplo or and bluff.

Oh raid notes.
Then new tank, and we did it same team.
LH. The first was a mess for some reason,
No one would do the laser. I’m dps heals.
But I guess they were looking me or I felt I should,
But I never had yet...
Anyways I did try it and got it into place relative immediate,
Buttons are only 4 direction and a red one
But, staying alive, and getting the look angle and holding the tgt there
And not accidentally killing it and doing it three times and nobody still has a clue
I not done the batter rooms? Ele rooms?
Or know what the puzzles are for.
I’m sure this needs to be a teaching raid.
I’m not there yet...
Anyways second everyone had a clue. The leader was good, he had ppl assigned to cover it
But again, no voice, so keyboard isn’t fast enough or commanding...
But if you can run it silent,
That’s part of spec ops

03-29-2021, 12:30 AM
Exploding unicorn head
Got a heroic quiver of alacrity and upgraded it
Now prepped for all future tr
Running this morning,farming.
Was running Sameish folk last few days, got pulled and rolled in a compete over the necklace, but I was passing too. Got 2 items 3 quests. Enough to start doing tetris.
Using orb and wild frost. Took the 100k furious, legendary!, off scraps and put it in the sickle. Put on the belt, had it max 3k ez.
Put in 5 ottos and 5 nystuls. All rare.
Tetris tetris who cares, 5pc autumn 4pc winter. 2k hp and 6k pool
101? Int. I’m looking augments now.
124ac 27 dodge 160prr 110 mrr.
Next run I’ll take light armor and go that route. On the etr I put pyrite at 4, but can’t undo 1 conjunct spec. Want to see higher mrr? By 60, so 160 mrr cap? 22 dodge tho.
Saves 70-80
Took some hit cold to 750. Still can 1k burst.

Wow just got passed a dire wolf belt. By a former monk friend. And a summer fey neck with spell pen. Landed and no one else wanted
Nice now to luck the faery helm.
Finished a Sharn saga. First roll it gives me the wis artifact ring. So I took a second, and am keeping for swaps.

Last nite. Looked my Tetris. Found 6 pc autumn by crown with profanne. Crafted onyx to +10, and found I didn’t need goggles less some wizardry. So I found duskbone on a reroll after three runs.

And a wicked blade. On a low roll of 3. And I have calamity...

110 int saves to 100.
So a spell that adds +4 and melt lock, and evasion, and reflex and wis to int.

Dusk lenses
Crown of leaves a
Amber pendant a
Bottled rainstorm a
Autumn winds a
Cloak of winter w
Green dragonscale a
Strap of autumn a w
Shattered onyx
Deep snow boots w
Crumbling gloves
Wild frost
Heart of the prince w

Holding out on swaps of the helm, bracers and gloves

Only augments atm,
Heavy fort and ff in robe, festive int in strap (yellow)

Decide on light armor 165 prr 160 mrr 22 dodge 130ac not proficient
Took off the 2 in robe, put them in belt
Have a -15ASF blue in lt armor

Gloryborne gloves feytwist autumn
SacredSF2 Silverflame214 Qresist4 temperance of spirit

This is a dps main heals secondary.
It like the crown of summer, devotion, would go great with this build, but it summer, so I’m wearing acc deadly for no reason. Perhaps good if I splashed vile alchemist. It more melee.
The gloryborne are the 7 th pc autumn, tho I’m enjoying the QINT4 from the crumbling gloves. It wouldn’t slot anywhere else, but the gloryborne are way worth it. 2sf and devotion.
And, and I changed my name to glory
Not knowing those would be the gloves I’d end up chasing.

The build. Decent defenses. Strong nukage. Ez r1, prob solo r4, and contributes depending li through r10.
I’m enjoying it. Old school artillery
It artiller battery
Lobbing 3 rounds. Like grenade thrower
Mostly I like the curves they had weird angles sometimes
It’s cold spec tears up fire, has 108 fire resist.
I have the lotus mail and crown and they are orange, or gold
But this life I took more orageish hair so it’s a great match
Tho I like the garb outfit for the pants look
May glamor it
Crown is actually ugly, but it’s a good ensemble
Doesn’t look cold, even tho sporting 4 pc winter
2500 hp 6200 spell pool
Run maximized everything on, all the time
Will have to break down ap
And twists, and destiny

I will run this again to 30 for 3 arcane alacrity, then start on ancient history, and to pick up third gnome life and racial +1. Also get a +1 int out of this life for next.

Have to name it something
The cold heart of the prince

03-31-2021, 09:28 AM
R1 PN AND DND with Chinese
They get it done

Learn bring curse pots to pn

This morning, vish
Dnd and KT
pulled 2 more unicorns of vish
This time got a white one
Also got a feareater
I have runes for either blade and bow
Leaning half elf aa bowyer with falconry
Will build into horizon walker
Maybe need new gear set.
Can farm Sharn and fey and raids while I reroll kil

Created new toon. Shaggi
Wf artificer
Will put rune arms and docents on him
And crossbows
Have a strinatis

Played scoob. He’s pdk tank
Rewrote block button
And now to gear him. He’s 16
Will put armors and shields on him
And give him a black unicorn.
Not sure if I should 15/5 him.
I just put shield feats on him. No swf
15/1 /2 1 18 1 19 /4 1
Could swf. He’s got max +2 tomes. I epic and pally past life. 2 rxp.
But gear make the man.
Take him to 30 reroll in bladeforged.
Could thf? And change enh. Hmm.

Also, vish is playing fine. He just needs a regear too.

Clearing kil to reroll
Will reroll hardcore start. Farming rxp and items. Still need a few.
Gotten compliments on how ugly the armor is.
From a soulstone
Believe in light armor

Just pulled the dead ringers gloves. 7pc autumn.
Looking the autumn cloak to swap winter bracers.
Ransack reset. Had a monk with a statuette for shrine, but I took the aggro and the other two beat the boss. Happy and ready to tr.

Ya, got the endear setup. The gloves move the build to 2500hp 7000 pool.

04-03-2021, 10:33 PM
Kil Glory
Gnome neutral
Str 10 4
Dex 8
Con 16 10
Int 20 16 +7
Wis 8
Cha 14 6
+8 tome
+2 complete

1 alch pbs (eschew or lt armor)
2 alch insightful reflexes
3 alch rapid reload (completionist)
4 alch battalion brew (heighten)
5 alch
6 alch maximize
7 alch
8 alch empower
9 alch quicken
10 alch
11 alch
12 alch evasion
Feat accelerate
13 alch
14 alch
15 alch magical training
16 alch imp magical train
17 alch
18 alch heighten
19 alch
20 alch liquid courage

21 wellspring
24 master of multivial
26 sp cold
27 embolden
28 elusive tgt
29 deific warding
30 scion of fire
Arcane insight

Lvl 7-8
Pull reaper stat COB

Iron mines pulled Mithral armor

9. Better to run solo than carry newbs.
They cost scrolls and time, don’t heal, and can’t dps.
Found a sweet power band between 5-9 with new gear.
Keeps rolling, 5, 8, 10, 12,13,15
I keep thinking I have meld
At 9 4th lvl spells but not spelling yet, just heals

Super stoked over the reaper cob
That’s on every build pretty much from now on
10mp and +2stats
Surprised the legendary isn’t 30mp. That would make it bis

Going slower this time at my pace. I can solo, so I can pick the quest.

Did a hardcore. Monk, 28 pt build. Hard to stat it. At least I could be aasimar.
Ya 15 dex 14 con 12 int 16 wis, because no tomes
Will have to +1 int at 4 to get CE
MADE IT TO 3 elite Korthos.
Going to borderlands next.
Main server isn’t dead, but korthos harcore is super live
More low levels than I’ve seen at one time...
Mimics are killing em
Did harbor made it to 4
Then ran some more and was in garrison
Lag death to electric trap
It was lagging anyways and I was thinking of logging
Couple hours. I’m done.
No way I’m wasting time permadeath with lag
And trying melee. Sorry ddo. You lose.

04-08-2021, 08:43 AM
Been diversifying. Playing some low level for bag and fey loot.
Ya, hardcore changed my attitude
Feel like need to break
Not in a hurry to level, but can solo
But sad state no lfm
Not enough ppl in level range to fill a group
Lucky to duo
Except during prime time. Then some action
But more dead now that hardcore
But I need time live. Not chasing cosmetic
Been working and looking over toons
Gear list for vish and scoob
Been playing alts to work on them as well
13 switched over to alchy nuker. T5 inq wasn’t cutting it. Aoe rules.

Vish.rand a normal dnd. Got a fey chest. Pulled the throwing dagger. I will never make a throwing dagger build. So gave it to the rogue hosting the raid.
I think guild leaders get more loot. A perk?

Lot of arms about changes
One of the things about dnd
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Keep repackaging and selling same game new rules
This is business. Sell your creative work
Ddo is a living thing
Changes always coming
But when you change editions,
You should pronounce it as such
That what this feels like
And hardcore is a gimmick
Because everyone’s bored on live
Everyone has wings and triple completionist
Only action is the month after an update drops
Changing the rules
Making everything simpler
There was lot of nuance written into the original game
But that is all being replace by cool downs
And avg damage to the middle
Dumbed down game
Already it’s three buttons on an alchemist
No way I play that way melee
I left because my monk was triple nerfed
I came back to see how things were
2 expansions, 3 really
All geared so they don’t work together
Still going on about codex pages
Op casters
I know, free dps in raids is required
My monk is awesome actually,
But not as awesome as my alchemist
I still got time to serve
I have 15 racials to do
I’ll take the easy button
But that’s always what it is
And the next easy button will be bow
Why, because it’s the new thing to sell
Ya I see lot of vitriol on forums
Resentment of obvious business practice
But it gets tiring playing and gearing for fotm
Why ppl play same build for years
And perfect it tho it may not be OP
and then rules change,build get wrecked
The issue is sustaining different builds in gear
After years of investment
To see it destroyed
That ****s ppl up
A lot
Ya, how much your invested
And ppl are invested 15 years
Not so many anymore
Too much frustration over changes
And changes that don’t come back
Maybe in 5 year cycles
Who plays a game every 5 years?
So there’s nothing really keeping me here
Haven’t found any regulars to run with
Most vets don’t play much that I knew
Raiding community is better
Because of discord
Couple years off the tread wheel
It’s still here
I could long term triple
And I’m close to wings
And my endgame was just going be exploring builds
But with the reduction to simple,
You lose the complex
That was the nuance I spoke of
Like EIN used to be charged,
By stunning fistx1 and quivering palmx3
So it was skill? And a dance of melee to prep ein
Now ein on a cooldown
Stupid button
Well, you could say it makes it better for Henshin and ninja,
Who couldn’t sunning fist unless wraps,
And it makes it better for any in gmof Ed, since it’s just a button
And don’t require no monking
But the play for it’s gone
Just like the play for finishers is gone
Because auto attack is better
So when they get caster ranged and melee down to the same damage,
And we have just one button to click,
Ie the attack button
That will be the game

Because when we get it down to one button
Then we will have a base to build on
As it is
Magesty is so op compared to melee
That they are different games
And ranged is in there too,
But from the third perspective, of never melee
Even tho they have melee stats and hp
Some things are way out of balance
But, that’s pay to win
One button

04-18-2021, 06:00 PM
Didn’t play a week. Overplayed my hand, injured it so been resting.
Easy lighter play.
Rolled a 100 on the weekly. Got a dark beast heavy armor with clawed Paldrons. Cosmetic. Excellent. It’s a good as hardcore armor. I had lost my 15 cloak. It just disappeared. So I switched to my old reaper red armor. But this armor is plate too, and all black, and has a big skull on the chest. Silver highlights. So I’m wearing it now. Got a 15k and a lesser discovery too.
Ya, now I got a big screen hi res to see the game, and cosmetics can be seen clearly. Still, the graphics ain’t much, and it’s not how you look how you perform, so cosmetics have never been a thing for me. Put on the reaper red and cloak and go to town. So hardcore presents nothing to me, I get my bragging rights off rolling 100s.
16-17 been running Sharn. Pulled an orders garb. Have the other 2 for 3 pc. So now have the three pc 15 Sharn caster set. Also pulled the gloves for wallwatch. And the garb for bowyer, since horizon coming out will want the archer set too.
Tho I have plans to reroll vish back into archer, I may roll kil as one too. Since he’s really the build test. At least I could gear it and test it. Kil has all the bows as does vish. Both would need Aeriana. But I’ve been running dnd regularly. So will likely have the runes. Or it may drop or pass, had one try at it on vish.
Ok got a couple epic lives. For x3arcanealacrity, then x1 ancient.
At 20, 600hp and 3000 pool. Had to set twists and set draconic. I take flyby and dragon breath and draconic hunger and +6 int. 1100 hp in reaper. Now to farm keep.

Wow. Just found my 15 cloak in the tr cache. So was I wearing it? I swear. It was when I was swapping to a cannith cloak. Had a phasecloak on, but had the cosmetic over it. Then suddenly I notice it wasn’t showing my cloak. And now I get it back, magically.

Ya, that pay button.
I was joking a friend how I spent 2000as on rerolls and stuff, and he said he spent 16k. So ppl put money into this game to get items. In this case we were talking reaper stat helms.
But it’s the same way with xp pots. That’s a well worn groove. But at $7.50 a piece, I never bought them. Still won’t, there’s plenty xp in the game, and I enjoy running builds and running content.
But I can see myself spending money on ddo points, for more AS. Tho I’m on racial track now, and that’s about 500pts per life. But stuff like ottos are $50 and other items are $35. For a item transfer. I would never pay that. That’s ripping off the poor ppl that don’t raid enough. Sure it’s providing a service, but how often it gets bought? You could sell that for $10 and make lots ppl happy and more ppl transfer to alts. I guess the rewrite code on btc is expensive.
But as I’ve talked more players, it’s obvious they spend money on the game. $200 bucks a month avg? I wouldn’t doubt it. Internet alone is 75. So you spend 20 hours a week playing but only spend 10 bucks a month. Lolz more time than money. Now it’s more money than time, so I can spot some fast track.

Some benchmarks
With fox 83 int
50 con 1341 hp
3900 spell pool
Cold 380 electric 344 pos 310
Ac85 dodge 23/27 prr49 mrr68
Saves on spells at 70

Orders garb dusk lenses aetherband ml15 esoteric initiate
Reaper COB
CC21 con14 devotion115 falselife30 neck
Epic voice, 1 slot
Cc21 cloak int10 dodge10
Belt of wicked insanity iint4 qint2
Ring of wicked insanity int10 profane
Ring2 celestial topaz wiz154
Black feather boots
Blur finger gloves lesser displace quick draw
Epic sceptre of magnetism mag111 imag55 iwiz97
Has new blackrazor in it
Orb of frost cold115 icold57 icelore17

Ok ran some keep and got a little loot haul. Enough to tetris I thought, but the esoteric set is pretty decent. Missing dc adds tho. But good cc con item, and the cloak is part done, was gonna insightful int, but it’s on ring, using it for dodge. Maybe remake as a spell resist dodge cloak. Could find a better cloak. Pulled the boots, wearing them now. Epic voice 1 slot open, prob int. And, put the soulrazor in the sceptre. Brand new. So I’m gonna level it. I will build a razor eventually. And I haven’t heard it. Keeping the 8s in duality and wild frost. So plan to level this with the build. Because all the spare loot I got in heroic wasn’t worth crunching it. I was filling the spare ring, and it barely moved it. So I won’t do that anymore. Won’t take garbage low level loot.
Ya, went to the keep and bout a electric sceptre. So cold main electric second. Cuz I was looking a 21 sentient.
Got the belt and ring, and the topaz for wiz and the sceptre has iwiz.
Gloves could be replaced. I looked, 35% conceal standing, 50% with displacement. So I don’t always spell displace, just before combats, because it doesn’t last 2min.
Reaper to 73? Split between int and con, where most of dodge comes from, I am short there most.
Ap split is 50 bomb 24 healer 4 in fey for sp. 9 in gnome free.
Twists are meld, arcane 2+3 and 10%spell pool
At 21 took wellspring.

04-21-2021, 08:44 AM
Put +1 int Otto in voice, put 10usp Otto in sceptre.
Had a general plan for leveling, but grouping isn’t much so kinda haphazard. What it means is I have more xp on the reroll. But I won’t get sagas. And I was kinda wanting to see that turn. But you really got to hit it once you reroll 20. Lot of quests in 20-24 range. But even posting lfm for like c1 web r1 doesn’t get hits. So much depends on your playtime. There just isn’t server pop.
But like this morning, early am. 3 lfm for r10 and raids. Prime time Chinese. You don’t get that any other time. Americans only roll r4-6.
That’s why I’m up early morning. I run with them pretty regularly. I will drop into the r10s perhaps when I’m back to cap. Should be next few days.
Wed. U49. Proc change rate. We’ll see. No way to test changes to monk. Will hear I guess. Nothing on my alchemist procs much, so I won’t notice anything. We’ll see what is reported. Theory crafting and real time are different games.
A new storyline? And still no more set pieces. Needed a fey add. Maybe next one? Next is horizon walker. That will be some bows and bow items. Then 51. Salt marsh? Mini expansion. And ED. SO PROB NO ADDS. The fey feels incomplete. They really need new ideas for legendary loot. Or just make **** that goes together.
Case in point. Doing some ranger build gears. I had one for cleric ranger, it was 7pc spring, 3pc summer. And other builder showed a 3pc Sharn, with all else individual pieces. But it was like maxed out. And that’s from a 2 year old set. Better than the newer 7pc, why, because flexibility. And too many needed holes not filled. I mean my set was elegant in the sense it covered basics, slotted the3pc summer for devotion, and got 7 and 3 set bonuses, which added up better than the individual piece set. But lost out on all the insight and quality fillers. I guess that’s the choice. The fey set was one expansion farmable. So there’s that. Go backwards and deeper into the game to get better. But from coming past to forward, it feels lacking. Except the winter 4pc. +20% legendary hp is awesome for melee. I would say required. That’s what’s needed in legendary. More hp buffage. I said like feats, 500hp. Stuff like that. When you add a % mod, that’s huge stacking. And it’s already in 29 gear.
Coming back to cap. Basic farmage for some stuff. Gloryborne gloves. I think only some stuff drops in certain fey chests. I’ve seen a lot of same stuff in chests I’ve seen. Maybe 8 by now? Maybe some stuff rarer? Or that I didn’t know what I was looking for to begin. That’s always the fresh perspective. The surprise of seeing something new. Now it’s posted before it’s downloaded. So you know almost immediately what you’re looking at and where to find it. But what? Testing? Couldn’t hide the loot could you? They did that with the fey chests. But that’s all known now. Better farmers than I.
Ya. That was one of my best loot experiences. It the money pit know as mtg. Opening packs and pulling rares. Cards you’ve never seen before. Because you know, that was before the time of card lists. The internet was still new.
So you either get this elation or this letdown. Yay, there’s loot in the next update or boo, there’s nothing I want. I mean, most just farm it and store it anyway. I only keep the mythic and reaper stuff. Because it’s too much muleling as it is. Tho I’ve now considered leveling my 20s to 30. Should be relatively easy just take a while. Got lot of legacy loot on them and they could use a tr. but I’d rather cap them and put gear on them. Archetype wise. Then I could really be set. An army of first lifers with max gear in raid cycle. Lolz. Some do. Many. Ha. 132 reaper point achieved! Ya, I missed out 2 years.
And what you do with 132? I told em needed couple new trees. And rewards. It’s four? Years old. Ppl not interested in playing. But it’s there for entertainment. You won ddo! 10 bucks a month easy maintenance for some fun in game. And so many connected. But so many leave together too.
Well, now that Jeff flopped the lotro newness, maybe someone can sell him on ddo2?
There’s that vision thing.

04-23-2021, 10:17 AM
24 took embolden.
26 cold
27 master of vials. Works on caustic, vial and concentrates. I had to look this over. The wiki shows old info about for caustic and multivial. But I sla caustic and vial, so that’s 2 out of three. So I took out invis at 3 and put in a cold concentrate to test. I saw damage go up on vial, but caustic didn’t seem much improved but that’s a mcl20, concentrate goes to 30, but is single tgt. So need to test. I figured since I use them in rotation, it’s still useful.
Oh ya, the comment mcl 30 multivial. Lolz 33 % nerf. Or 100% buff. Well they sold enough of that class.
Otherwise I would go arcane insight for the dc adds.
Was 26. Did gh. Some orchard, slayer to 7500, and still need flesh maker. Did wheloon, high road and storm horns, all first time so on r1, and somehow I was 29. So put on all my 29 gear. It’s nice having a complete set waiting for ya. Only need 300k to 30.
Yesterday. Or wed. Ha.
Patched in under a min. Fast connect fast computer and ssg got the downloader fixed.
Logged in. Select kil. Try to load in. Hangs up on loading screen. Altf4
Take a 5 min smoke break.
Fire up launcher. Log in. Hangs up on failed to que. close launcher.
Was talking on discord. Joking musical chairs. One logged off. I tried again.
Waited just a couple mins. Logged in.
This time I got in world.
Everything lagged at screen and quest. Got into quest eventually and it ran smooth. But all else borked.
Ran 1 quest and realized it was broken, and logged.
It was my guess that it was a world flag. Heartbeat. So the game had a ****ing heart attack. Arrhythmia. And it passed in the night.
To be reborn the next morning. The Phoenix of update 49?
Ya, the QC. What can be said. It’s expected. Good intentions and all that. Well just change this to 5 minutes, so it refreshes more and thus even less lag. Live server. Ha, mail is storage. Fail. No mail on lam, on live, it’s like tr cache. Lolz. Rollback. Or roll forward.
All seems to be smooth the next morning.
Like placid water.
Now we wait for the testing to roll in. Then we change it some more.
The encore was worth the stooges comedy.
Today, looking r4 saga runs. Need 3 quests to 30.
Tonite, the new material.

04-27-2021, 10:57 AM
Ran soul survivor first time. Really cool quest. Liked the underwater vibe and graphics. Met Vulcana. Now I’m seeing some char for these items.
Dnd. Pulled the flame blade and shortsword same raid. Kept them both.
Ran new content last nite and this morn. Pulled the 2 new artifacts and some other cool stuff. Too bad it doesn’t go with any sets. More separate pieces.
The new quests are cool, but I need a few more times. Mostly new stuff I just follow around and loot. Eventually I get to learn it, but I never worry it. Makes for learning it the fast way, and usually the best way.
Group pulled a fey at ice rare. Gloves and faery helm were in chest, and I got a Titania which I guess is looked for. But no trades went down so I kept what I pulled.
Overall pretty good loot haul.
Been running r6 and some r10 end game quests. Getting lot of full first time, 6 7k rxp. Pushing 74.
At 28 elusive, 29 deific, 30 fire and arcane insight. Still have 4 to swap out. I may take eschew just for QOL. OR ON THE EPIC REROLL.
added twist imperceptible casting.
Raid mon. Pulled an omniscience, and got low roll on aeriania. So all my runes will go to vish, since I have about everything I want from this raid on kil. It was a d555, rolled a 45. The game is alive! I thought it was high, as was deflated, or laughing at my luck, then they said, no it was low roll and you got it. Haha.
Switched back to loot all and sell to build plat back up. It was resetting reaper costs so much.
As to lag and performance. Mostly no lag, as normal for me. I rarely experience lag. But last nite in raid, we were lagging at times. Rain 4 raids, r1 shroud, went smooth, lh vod, went smooth as I could tell, tho others were reporting lag, lh lob, here there was lotta 2-3 sec lag spots, but still went smooth, and a lh dnd and no real lag there, fast finish with even some puzzle training. Had a good raid leader. But if any I would chalk up to, is the switching of alts and star within the same group. I think that leads to instance instability, and there was even some talk of resetting instance. Which would be a recall disband and regroup. To fully reset the situation. Because I think a lot ques off stars stability. Anyway I’ll bring that up tonite. We were having good build discussion. As usual I was drink and smoke and pike. ;)

04-30-2021, 01:34 PM
Been raiding nightly.
75 reaper wings
Rolled some r6 yesterday, did wpm and then new content. Had 1k to go on last quest but had to break. So later in day ran a knight windmill looking for the cloak, and rolled 75. So from 62, about 4 points a month. A couple heroic rerolls couple three epics and cap rxp runs. I run casual up to r6 so I don’t worry where I get it, tho I do save first time cap stuff for at least r4. So got wings, but decided long time ago, I’ll never wear them. Back couple years ago it was bragging rights, not so much anymore. I made comment about how now everyone has wings, and of course the reply was not everyone. Well, after 4 years you should have wings. I took couple years off. And of course all I run with have wings. If you run elites then woman up. Reaper gets easier as you get more reaper points. It’s like any other add system in ddo. How could you not play reaper. You get left behind, and arguing mediocre fallacy.
Gloryborne Gloves.
Was lounging some r1 fey loot runs, had a full group. I was looking couple things. Cloak of autumn and some stuff for vish. We got done thru icemount. I was having decent luck pulling items. Some rings and fair number crystal stuff. A mythic4 shield dropped for me and someone asked for it. I don’t run shields, maybe on scoob, but I have named shields, so I passed it. Then group lead said bedtime, so we broke. I recall, and saw there was lfm up for fey chest. Then it dropped, then it came back. So I joined. Some ppl do rounds in fey looking chests. I did one this morning then figured I’d just trust my luck. So this guy had several other rares pop too. I don’t usually get that lucky. But we had a 5 group for the fey chest. Someone clicked on group then dropped saying they misclicked. Lol miss out ona fey? So we opened. I said I was looking faery helm and glory gloves. I pulled the reconstruction bracers. But the gloves were in the chest. And to the same guy I passed the shield. Oh ya, the group that suddenly dropped showed back up in the fey chest go figure. So I asked for a trade. And reminded him of the shield, and he hooked me up. So thanks Zyla. Now I’ve got my named gloves.

The obvious change off the build was -1k sp. down to 6k. But I add +2 sacred dc, and my pos was at 630. So good for healing awesomely. Maybe saves went up didn’t check. Should post some stats. Went around and collected favor rewards. That pushed me over 2000 hp non reaper. The spell pool loss shouldn’t be much. I have great spell cost reduction, and normally I run everything turned on and use half my spell bar between shrines. Sometimes the higher reaper uses more due to more cycles having to be used. But I’ve never ran out of mana. And usually am at half bar when shrining. So I’ll see if it’s necessay. Also, lose spell pen. That may? Be a prob. I have no spell pen on the build. But that’s for instakills?

05-08-2021, 05:58 AM
Noticed 1 sec lag, delay, frozen, while casting imperceptible casting. They said this would be fixed in patch. I was on the run cast it and froze.
Short man a r1 doj. Ran short mana had to drink 2 pots. So maybe swap out gloves for short man excursions with no shrines. I could also turn off maximize...
Put a 261wiz in the gloryborne. To make up the loss of wiz from dead ringers. Sp to 6300.
Also pulled a super heroism augment. Ml28 +4 adds. Maybe put it in the trinket.
Bank up to 1.3m need to reset reaper to reflex save. Have fort now, not sure why. Reflex will boost will, and fort has a +17 on it.
Double points. Maybe $35. I don’t need anything atm, maybe more shards. Since I still chance reroll high reaper.
Been raiding. Pn on Tuesday weds. Want to keep that up. So thurs prob epic tr for the weekend. I’ve met more that would carry me now, so I’ll test that luck. And I’ve been feeding the echo, up to 4 slots. Trying to get that 21 gear set maxed. That’s the shiznitz til 29 and full death star outfit. Easy to run reaper epics now too. Back to that comment that everyone has wings.

New content and story
Morgrave university. 13 eyes. Hidden hand.
Hand of vecna
Eye of vecna
Vecna mysterious stranger?

Epic reroll. 4 take eschew. 30 bogw instead of arcane insight. I find I rarely push that button. So I need another cc. The flash freeze isn’t reliable.
I know this build has more to work with. I know there are spikes to learn maybe. But so far up to r10 pure nukage as beer and pretzels has worked. The only thing I work into rotation are buffs. Draconic hunger, wellspring, and reaper usp boost. Everything else is just pure nuke cycling.
Like the comment on the boards. Curb stomping before and curb stomping afterward.
Tho I do play grab aggro and meld. The melee in me is hard to put down. I also tank from time to time. I mean it’s all in learning what you can handle. I have decent defense for a caster.
And the racial lives. Not in a hurry. I play fine as is. Those are just as time flows goals. Good to have something to work for to keep it fresh. Like upgrading an echo of black razor. Still don’t think I have the stuff for it.
For the alchemy. I find I’m as good a cleric as a cleric. Aoe splash heals are as good as mass. And with super spell pool, I can lounge on casting heals all day. And aloota time, I’m not seeing other alchy healing. Sometimes. But it’s half my build. And starting as a cleric I find it the best part of the build. Because in a pinch I can self heal reaper. And I can boss dps. Yea melee does it better, but the meta just ain’t there. For quests, range rules. Now when raids roll, the dps comes out. But in normal runs it’s mostly ranged.
I can say I’m prob very happy with a spell pool.
And on a premium caster.

A night of fey chests
Bought $35 ddo point. Spent 1k on 200 as, for reroll s. Also cancelled my sub. Been paying $15 mo last 3 so now I will let it expire and resub 30 3 mo.
Ran soul survivor again. Was looking the devotion qwis5 orb, since fey seemed unlikely to find soon. Ran it on r6. Did 3 reroll sand still got no loot. With a treasure pot running.
So in the evening, ran a wake me up. Joined team thinking it was reaper. But chat was down, and was hoping they would switch to reap. They were in on EE. So I stayed thinking chat would return. But then I saw there was 3 lower 20s. Oh power leveling. Well I knew him, but wasn’t looking that train Friday nite. So they wanted to do all opts, so I ran in and started nuke clearing everything. So we got it all done pretty quick and had 3 chests at the end and the middle one was fey. Nice, on EE. I pulled the snow light armor, and the helm was in the chest. But party chat was fubar, and we had to try and send tells to talk trades. Anyways there was a roll, and I lost out. Oh well, I thanked them and left group. I still got the armor which I don’t think I had. Winter light.
Then ran some raids r1 MOD learned to stay cardinals kept my mana pool and healed the party. On r1 dps is still pretty good so I didn’t have to move at all.
Then ran a dnd an normal and found I could frog instakill the middle. Will have to test that on LH. AND MAYBE R1. Had weird bug at end I got stuck between walls on the last teleport. Was just in the right spot. It released when quest finished. Ppl told me to tumble out of it, but I don’t have tumble mapped. Remapped shift to jump. I’ll have to experiment.
So, later in the nite, I was running some Chinese fey r6, and quest was frosty. So I was riding thru wilderness and saw there was a fey at the woodwoad. So I told them to recall and come get it. They missed it riding by I guess. We had 4 in party and they told me to open, so I did. I pulled stormscale, but orb was in chest. So I offered trade, and we worked it around, in Chinese and English. 3 way deal, but I got the orb for vish.
Then we ran an immortality. Then the wanted to run a r10 tempest. We got a team for it got all the way to boss, got boss to 10% then had a wipe and it bugged and reset. So that was a fail.
Then I ran some more after a break. They were farming frost reception. We did that then after asked what else to do and we ran icemount which I needed the bracers. Ran icemount and I got the bracers on second reroll. Nice another item for vish.
Then I lead them to needle. But on the way another fey chest came up at the giant. So third fey chest that nite. That was another set of stormscale, they just grabbed and ran back to quest. So we did needle. That kinda went messy. But we got it done. And on first reroll I got the neck. So I’ve got all I need for the newer vish set for archery.
I may need another set of winter boots. But the orb was for vish as a melee.