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    Quote Originally Posted by deahamlet View Post
    How have you guys found soloing the new quests on an evoker?

    I found that without 3 wiz and FvS lives my spell pen was not enough for drow and far too many enemies do not move making bb pointless. I'm curious if people with the past lives or higher up in ea tree were having more luck.

    Tbh I respeced melee and even gimp human melee FvS does better soloing the new quests. Maybe in another 4 lives I will have the spell pen for drow.
    first life soul ran to lvl 25 (Holding 23) all solo .

    implosion melts a group of drow quite well and for those nasty stand still pew pew pewers lvl drain +destruction = poof

    and as always blade grindfest for the rest

    no past lives on this one and runs with wisdom in mid forties somewhere, i would have to look

    i have taken a lot of spell pen on this one

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    I did read about DR on the wiki and I read this

    " Active DR

    Player characters (but not monsters, apparently) gain "Active DR" when they actively block by holding down the shift key. Active DR is displayed as "Blocking DR" in your inventory sheet. Active DR cannot be bypassed except by melee attacks from behind (benefits of blocking apply only to melee attacks against the character's front 180°). Furthermore, Active DR stacks with any Passive DR (from the single, highest applicable source). "

    Given this fact wouldn't active shield blocking or tanking with Light & Darkness give me DR above and beyond the FVS 10DR/Silver? I mean I'm not really clear if it's the straight up 11 DR as granted by the shield itself, in which case unsupressed is just as good, or if the other DR plays in somehow when blocking.

    Again I'm just asking and trying to get info here. I do like the staff you indicated. That's pretty nice. May take a while for me to get, but I like the looks of it. When I am using a shield though any recommendations apart from the alchemical? Still not seeing any LOB groups lately.

    As for the Bracelet of Madness (Thanks Faent you've helped shape my Exploiter build so many times. Sadly hes shelved for a bit since the last couple updates. Blarg. I loved that build) isn't the Spell Pen effect only granted if you are wearing something with a Trace of Madness like the parasitic breastplate, in which case I would loose out some by not weairng my Epic Cav plate.

    As an update my Ioun stone is updated so I have Spell Pen and Arch Mag slotted there and can drop the wrist slot and put the GS Con Op goggles there. I'm thinking about the PDK gauntlets for healing amp or one of the other commendation rewards that grant +2 WIS or +2 Con.

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    Yes; you only get the blocking DR above your passive DR. But... Only when blocking. When playing my evoker FvS I don't block that much. And even then, Light and Darkness is low blocking DR ; you can find much better. Crafted life shield adamantine tower shield of *insert whatever you want here, fire or elec absorb for exemple* will work much better than L&D.
    Alchemical shield, I'm using a Flametouched Iron mystical water/martial water/mystical earth tower shield. Flametouched iron + mystical t1 gives decent devotion (used to be much better before the U14 spellpower nerf). Martial water t2 gives a stacking 2 wisdom. Mystical earth 3 gives greater spell pen 9. Tower shield gives the best blocking DR.
    With the PRR change, you may want to go heavy shield instead. Back when I did my shield, proficiency meant nothing for casters, but now the added PRR would help.

    Bracelet of madness is overly bugged, it sometimes keeps the bonuses from having an upgraded armor even if you remove the armor (equip armor -> equip bracelet -> unequip armor and you keep bonuses). My own bracelet (and the one of several guildies) is even more bugged and never loses the added bonuses, so I don't have to worry about it... Even if I have better bonuses elsewhere now anyway.

    PDK gloves are fantastic. That's all I have to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RumbIe View Post
    isn't the Spell Pen effect only granted if you are wearing something with a Trace of Madness like the parasitic breastplate, in which case I would loose out some by not weairng my Epic Cav plate.
    Equip Bracelet, Equip Delirium Upgraded Armor. You now have Spell Pen IX. Now pop on your Cavalry Plate. The Spell Pen IX stays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LafoMamone View Post
    There's also the fact that the DR 9/Cold Iron may or may not stack with the FvS Cold Iron DR capstone. If it does, you're looking at a straight-up DR 19, which beats any random effect or anything else you could get from Shiradi.

    However, so far there has been no word from the devs or someone who has tried it.
    Just hit 20 and took the 10/cold iron. Where is the 9/cold iron from? Someone else said it was from Capstone but that doesn't seem accurate. Capstone is 2 charisma, some skills, and a free CLW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimknot View Post
    Just hit 20 and took the 10/cold iron. Where is the 9/cold iron from? Someone else said it was from Capstone but that doesn't seem accurate. Capstone is 2 charisma, some skills, and a free CLW.
    It's from shiradi champion. One of the abilities on the tree gives you dr/cold iron while healing spring is active.
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    Default So for U19

    Any ideas on how to revamp this for U19 or is DC based casting dead for FVS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShinobiShaw View Post
    Any ideas on how to revamp this for U19 or is DC based casting dead for FVS?
    Based on my experiences entering into epic levels with my Evoker;

    DC based casting is not dead for FVS.

    DC based casting is dead for All casters in EE content.

    DC stuff works great in EH....so I guess it depends what you are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crann View Post
    DC based casting is not dead for FVS.

    DC based casting is dead for All casters in EE content.
    DC-based casting versus Fort saves in EE Stormhorns might be dead or close to it. Still works in lower-level EEs. And even there, Enchantment-speced Wizards (Mass Hold or dance ball versus Will saves) or Evo Druids (Earthquake versus Reflex) can work OK. Just the crazy Fort saves, seems like.

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