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    Default U8.1 Treasure of the Crystal Cove Epic Event Items Guide

    This guide will cover all the new "Epic" loot that comes from the Crystal Cove event (AKA the Minimum level:20 items. And some lower lvl items (Hats and Trinkets) It won't cover the all lower lvl gear. For more complete information on those check the DDO wiki article.

    Hats:
    Hat - Everyone on live will get one, but which one you get will depend on how old your character is among other factors - but even the most basic version shares all the same upgrades, it just looks different and gives a smaller bonus to doubloons - which really dont matter much, so don't worry too much.
    Also it seems to be random what color hat you get, and you can also change that later too.
    If you REALLY want the higher tier hats on a new char, you can get them anyways via upgrades.

    All hats gotten from the hat box are BTC. However you can get BTA versions by purchasing them on the DDO Store.

    T1: Swabby Kerchief
    T2: Freebooter's Bandana
    T3: Corsair's Skullcap
    T4: Captain's Chapeau
    T5: Admiral's Tricorne
    T6: Dread Admiral's Tricorne
    Special/Rare hat given to players who visited Turbine at PAX East: The Admiral of Bling (Does not come upgraded like this, same stats as Dread Admirals. Just a different appearance)

    Upgraded Example:
    Hat upgraded with Kobold Haste Boost IV, and Moderate Fort

    Other possible hat upgrades upgrades for first slot (there are tons, im just listed the best version of each, most need to be done in order and you can only have 1 - most upgrades will increase the hats Min Level slightly):
    Up to Heavy Fort (Goes light, mod, heavy, you have to do it in order) (ML9)
    Up to Superior False life (+40hp) (ML9)
    Up to Natural armor +5 (ML9)
    Up to Sneak Attack +5 (ML9)
    Up to Any +6 stat (ML11)
    Up to Superior Potentcy VI (ML15)
    Up to Seeker +6 (ML15)
    Up to Archmagi (ML15)

    2nd slot - Skills only:
    Up to +15 to any 1 skill except UMD. No bonuses to umd possible.
    Adding +15 to a skill brings the min lvl to 12. If it's not already that high.

    Third slot: Upgrades that only improve kobolds in the crystal cove:
    Haste Boost IV (makes em run faster, decent AOE, see above pic)
    Healing Aura IV (Heals kobolds 20 hp per 3 seconds)
    Entropic Aura IV (40% miss chance for kobolds)
    Defense Aura IV (+100% Insight bonus to fortification for kobolds)
    No ML for these.

    Items from Euphonia's Barter Box:
    All listed items are ML20 and Bind to Account. Except the Trinkets, which are all ML:4 and Bind to Account.

    Note all items are upgradable twice to tier3. The final version will say something like "This is at tier 3 upgradable item" but don't mind that, it's no longer upgradable.

    Accessories:
    Epic Treasure Hunter Spy Glass (Trinket) Spot +15, Search +15, True Seeing, UMD +3 , +1 Exceptional Int
    T2: Upgrade to +20 Spot and Search, +1 Ex Int becomes +2 Exceptional Int
    T3: Add Green Augment Slot and Change UMD +3 to Special UMD +3 (Enhancement bonus instead of Competancy, so it stacks with certain items)

    Epic Brawling Gloves Strength +6, Spike Studded, Glass Jaw Strike, Sneak attack +4
    T2: Upgrades to +7 Str
    T3: Adds a Yellow Augment Slot

    Epic Ring of the Buccaneer - Dexterity +6, Swim +15, Underwater Action, Good Luck +1
    T2: Upgrades to Dexterity +7
    T3: Upgrades to Good Luck +2 and a Green Augment Slot
    (There's an known issue with this item not having protection +5, check the official known issues for details)

    Weapons:
    Epic Cutthroat's Smallblade (Shortsword) 2d6 +5 Base, Crit: 18-20, Doublestrike 3%, Slicing, Bleed, Hide +15, Move Silent +15
    T2: Adds Doublestrike +6% and +6 enhancement bonus
    T3: Adds Corrosive Salt and a Red Augment Slot

    Epic Ornamented Dagger (Dagger) 2d4 +5 base, Concentration +15, Superior Potentcy VI, Efficient Maximize II, Lesser Maximize x3 charges
    T2: Adds Arcane Lore
    T3: Adds Superior Potentcy VII and a Yelllow Augment Slot

    Epic Brigand's Cutlass (Scimitar) Base: 2d6+5, Anarchic Burst, Vorpal, Incite +15%, Intimidate +15
    T2: Add +6 Enhancement bonus and Incite 15% becomes Incite 20%
    T3: Adds "Lawful" as a damage type, add Absolute Chaos and a Red Augment Slot. Does not add any additional restrictions or umd checks to wield.

    Epic Ratkiller (Maul) Base: 2d10 +5, Stunning +8, Unbalancing, Staggering Blow, Greater Animal Bane
    T2: Upgrades to Enhancement Bonus +6 and Stunning +10
    T3: Adds Earthgrab and a Red Augment Slot

    Ornamented Dagger ML16 (Dagger) 1d4 +4 Base, Concentration +13, Superior Potentcy VI, Major Fire Lore
    T2: Adds Major Ice Lore
    T3: Adds Major Lightning Lore

    Dagger while held:
    Ornamented Dagger
    Didn't do the others, since they don't seem to have unique appearances at all. Most are just boring lootgen copies.

    Shield:
    Epic Swashbuckler (Small Shield) AC:7, DR:7, ASF:15% (10% more then normal for a small shield), Greater Parrying, Doublestrike 6%, Guardbreaker, Riposte
    T2: Upgrades to Superior Parrying, and +6 enhacement bonus (Increasing to AC:8, DR:8)
    T3: Adds Exceptional Dexterity +2 and a Blue Augment Slot

    Armor:
    Epic Cavalry Plate (Fullplate) Mithral, AC:16, Dex:3, Demonic Shield, Greater False Life, DR3/Chaotic, Resistance +5
    T2: Upgrades to Superior False Life
    T3: Adds DR5/Chaotic and a Blue Augment Slot

    Epic Duelist's Leathers - (Leather Armor) +8 AC, Dex:10, Feat: Mobility, Superior Nimbleness, Balance +15, Attack Bonus +2, +3 Dodge bonus
    T2: Upgrades to Epic Nimblessness (Increasing max dex bonus to 12)
    T3: +3 Dodge Becomes +4 Dodge and Adds a Blue Augment Slot

    Trinkets:
    Lesser Bold Trinket - Damage Bonus +1 (Type: Competence), BTA, ML:4
    T2: Add Exceptional Seeker +2 (Partially Stacks, see below)
    T3: Add Shocking Blow

    Lesser Nimble Trinket - Attack Bonus +1, BTA, ML:4
    T2: Add +1 AC Dodge Bonus,
    T3: Add Blur

    Lesser Cunning Trinket - Pirate Cleverness: +50 Stacking SP, BTA, ML:4
    T2: Adds Enchantment and Necromancy Focus (non stacking)
    T3: Adds Efficient Metamagic - Maximize I, +1 DC Enchantment
    (Bug: Description claims only 30 SP, but item actually grants 50 SP)

    Lesser Stalwart Trinket - Pirate Vitality (10 Stacking hitpoints), BTA, ML:4
    T2: Adds Stacking 10% Bonus to Fortification
    T3: Adds Earthen Guard
    (Bug: Description claims only 5 HP, but item actually grants 10 HP)

    New Effects (Player written/tested):
    Superior Nimbleness: Increases max dex bonus of armor by 4, and decreases armor check penalty by 4.
    Epic Numbleness: Increases max dex bonus of armor by 6, and decreases armor check penalty by 4.
    Pirate Cleverness: +50 stacking SP (Description claims 30 sp, but it grants 50)
    Pirate Vitality: +10 stacking HP (Description claims 5 HP, but it grants 10)
    Exceptional Fortification (10%): Adds +10% fortification. Fully stacks with everything per description.
    Absolute Chaos: 2d6 damage versus non-chaotic enemies. Description claims weapons with this can only be wielded by chaotic characters, but in the case of the Epic Cutlass, this is false.
    Exceptional Seeker +2: Not that exceptional. Works like +2 seeker. Contrary to the official description, it does not fully stack with other seeker items. Only the +2 to hit chance on criticals stacks, not the +2 damage.
    Guardbreaker: This item enables you to break an enemies guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies with become dazed as a result. Does not work on red/purple named.
    Riposte: When it's wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield allows him or her to occasonally make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the enemy. Around 1d10 damage, Procrate about 20%.
    Spike Studded: Your unarmed attacks do an additional 1d4 piercing damage.
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    Most of this is on the wiki..

    But main point of this thread is for discussion of the items, as well as to present them in a more easily readable format. (Well imo at least, I prefer the ability to mouse over the items and get the actual ingame screenshot, which is possible if you set you browser up to do so via extensions)

    Tons of screenshots missings. I have most of the T1s already take and I will add them later tonight or tomorow.

    But the T2 and T3 I will need your guys help. Please submit them to the thread.. Prefably properly cropped and with detailed examinations enabled.

    Also need all the misings hats, and all the trinkets except the bold trinket.

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    Much thanks,

    Yeah would be nice especially to get the non-Epic version of the items with upgrade paths. Lvl 16 tier 3 Ornamented dagger in particular seems to have totally different properties from the Epic tier 3.

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    ornamented dagger t3 also has yellow augment slot

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    Minor correction: the Epic Brawling Gloves brawling gloves start with Sneak Attack +4, not +3.

    And something you might want to note: the Bold Trinket's damage bonus does not stack with the Hobgoblin ship buff. Still a pretty good item, but not the Litany-killer it might've been.

    Also, for the T3 Cunning Trinket, you list +1 DC Enchantment. Is that in addition to the T2 Enhantment and Necro DCs, and if so, does it stack, say, with Dreamspitter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingTurtle View Post
    Yeah would be nice especially to get the non-Epic version of the items with upgrade paths. Lvl 16 tier 3 Ornamented dagger in particular seems to have totally different properties from the Epic tier 3.
    Yea true.. I think ill add that one, since it in many ways superior to the level20 version.

    But adding every single item of every level and every tier is beyond the amount of work I wish to do, so yea.. That task is best left to our player wiki, done by all of us. This guide will just cover the items of potential interest to capped players.

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    Question, what of the items should i make for a lvl 16 cleric, 1 ftr? plan to GR into a 17 cleric, 3 monk
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    Thanks again Shade.
    Please split the class forums into REAL subcategories this is a jumbled mess.

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    No one wanna post some pics?

    I Just did a huge update and added lots, but help me out a bit guys =)

    Per 2nd post, I won't be able to get the various lower tier hats, or t3 for several items up.
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    Stalwart trinket is not lesser false life it is a stacking +5 hp. No screenie atm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    No one wanna post some pics?

    I Just did a huge update and added lots, but help me out a bit guys =)

    Per 2nd post, I won't be able to get the various lower tier hats, or t3 for several items up.
    Here you go Axer:









    Here's the picture of the Gloves upgraded to Tier 2. I don't plan on upgrading them further but I might if I can find the time tomorrow:




    These are the fruits of my labors this past weekend. My lowbie Pally's gonna be happy with the trinket now and then the Armor and Cutlass later.

    The Spyglass will be for my FTR12\Rog7\Barb1 - Kensei II\Mechanic I Repeater Build.

    The gloves are, of course, for my Strength-based Shintao Monk.




    P.S....just noticed this....on the Cutlass screeny there's a -4 non-proficiency penalty. It was in my Monk's inventory when I took the screenshot. He was not holding it at the time, however, so I don't know why it's showing as doing Lawful damage in addition to Magic, Chaotic, and Slashing.
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    Is there a UMD check required for, or negative level bestowed on non-Chaotic toons attempting to equip a fully upgraded Epic Brigand's Cutass?

    Or are they simply unable to equip it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astraghal View Post
    Is there a UMD check required for, or negative level bestowed on non-Chaotic toons attempting to equip a fully upgraded Epic Brigand's Cutass?

    Or are they simply unable to equip it?
    You get a neg level, but there is no UMD check and you can indeed equip it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Book_O_Dragons View Post
    Stalwart trinket is not lesser false life it is a stacking +5 hp. No screenie atm.
    Think thats right - called "pirate vitality" i bet.... But yea do a screenshot, its pretty easy. Wont update without ss verification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vissarion View Post
    You get a neg level, but there is no UMD check and you can indeed equip it.
    Well for the question you qouted, thats partially false.

    Only lawful characters will get the neg lvl. Chaotic and neutral suffer no penalties. And no umd checks.

    So yes, everyone can wield it just fine, long as your level20. Lawful chars take a minor neg lvl (not a real one like from a spell, its only like -1 attack, saves, skill and -5 hp i think)

    I also noticed the tier3 had an additional hidden benefit not listed: It adds the "lawful" damage type (in addition the the chaotic type it also has), so it can bypass damage reduction on enemies like Tharaak hounds. Interesting bonus, tho tharaak hounds are chaoatic so would be immune to its bonus dice anyways.

    OP updated with these notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    Well for the question you qouted, thats partially false.

    Only lawful characters will get the neg lvl. Chaotic and neutral suffer no penalties. And no umd checks.
    Yes, this is indeed the correct answer.

    BTW...does anyone know whether the Sneak Attack Bonus +4 from the Brawling Gloves will stack with the Sneak Attack Bonus +5 from Tharne's Goggles or will the bonus from Tharne's just "overlap" the bonus from the gloves?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeutronStar View Post
    Yes, this is indeed the correct answer.

    BTW...does anyone know whether the Sneak Attack Bonus +4 from the Brawling Gloves will stack with the Sneak Attack Bonus +5 from Tharne's Goggles or will the bonus from Tharne's just "overlap" the bonus from the gloves?
    overlap - the sneak attack bonuses are normal, not special
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    Thanks Neutron. Added 2 of them, already had the rest.

    And preferably dont use photobucket, as it adds an extra step for me to upload them to a decent image service.

    Photobucket is horrible for several reasons:
    Images are always tied to an accoutn and get deleted when the account goes inactive
    Images are also disable when
    - they reach a certain amount of bandwidth use
    - after some time being inactive, and not long, around 30-60 days
    - or just even quicker just inexpliably at photobuckets will

    Just tons of old guides around here that used photobucket, filled with dead links. Imageshack links can be annonymouse not tied to any account, and never die unless the image is not access for over 365 days, no other limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by articwarrior View Post
    overlap - the sneak attack bonuses are normal, not special
    Thanks Nuic. Now I will consider not using Tharne's except when necessary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    Thanks Neutron. Added 2 of them, already had the rest.

    And preferably dont use photobucket, as it adds an extra step for me to upload them to a decent image service.

    Photobucket is horrible for several reasons:
    Images are always tied to an accoutn and get deleted when the account goes inactive
    Images are also disable when
    - they reach a certain amount of bandwidth use
    - after some time being inactive, and not long, around 30-60 days
    - or just even quicker just inexpliably at photobuckets will

    Just tons of old guides around here that used photobucket, filled with dead links. Imageshack links can be annonymouse not tied to any account, and never die unless the image is not access for over 365 days, no other limits.
    Hmmm...well, I have no bandwidth limit because I'm paying for my account (Professional) but you make some good points. I may consider switching at some time in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeutronStar View Post
    Hmmm...well, I have no bandwidth limit because I'm paying for my account (Professional) but you make make some good points. I may consider switching at some time in the future.
    Yea thats good and all. But should you ever stop paying for your account, the images get shut down too.

    Having ones not tied to a single persons credit card is more ideal.

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