So i have a few toons that i am level together to make sure they stay at the same level. Its been interesting running the same content with different toons a few times in a row. But seeing as i like the game and the leveling experience i am actually enjoying myself. I was just going to make this post to kinda right down my thoughts and get any advice that might help them out. i like playing all the classes in ddo except one and i get bored playing only one from lvl1-20(got some lives to put in each toon before i start them on epic stuff.).
So everytime i log on and play ill right down the experiences and what went right and what went wrong and what i could use some help figuring out. Dont sure if its the best way to do it but ill keep it all in one post and make sure to date the logs.
Now to my toon list. Ill work on making these more precise when i get the time and more information on items and stats as i play them and lvl them up.
1.Ozscared-(Favored soul 20)First time playing a favored soul and decided to go evoker.
2.Vois-(Ranger6/Rogue6/Monk8)This is my arcane archer toon.
3.Ragefalcon(Bard16/Fighter4)First life toon looking into spellslinger fighting type
4.RAgeghost(Rogue20)First life assasin build twf
5.Ragearchmonk(Cleric17/wizard1/Monk2) Love the clonks
Strength 26 (16base+3tome+2enhancement+6gloves+1ship-2water stance)
Wisdom 36 (18base+3lvl ups+3enhancments+3tome+6item+2water stance+1ship)
Charisma 18 (7base+2tome+6item+2enhancement+1ship)
Goggles(+2 attack bonus,blindness ammunity crafted item)
Trinket(Greater cunning trinket, necro greater focus+2 crafted,voice of the master)
Ring1(+5 protection) definitly can replace but not sure what
Ring2 (greater false life)
Boots(Boots of the innocent)
Robes (elfcrafted, Equilibrium)
6.Ragesoloer(Arti14/Ranger6) trying out thw deep wood sniper and later LR riencarnate to get the ranger past life
Strength 10 (8base+1tome+1ship)
Desterity 30 (17 base+3lvl ups+2 tome+1 A.P.+6item+1ship)
Constitution 29 (17base+3tome+2Race A.P.+6item+1ship)
Intelligence 26 (15base+3tome+1A.P.+6item+1ship)
Wisdom 9 (8base+1ship
Charisma 10 (9base+1ship)
Goggles(+6intelligence, Visor of the flesh render guard)
Kneck(+5natural armor bonus)( +11haggle)
Trinket(Greater cunning, Greater Stalwart,Voice of the master,Pendant of time)
Ring1(Greater false life)
Ring 2(Resistance +5)(Disable +13)(Presuasion)(Feather fall ring)
Gloves(+6 dexterity)(+13 search)
Boots(+25% striding Move silently +3)
Docents(Wizardry V 125sp)(Deathblock)(Spearblock life shield) really could use some help figuring out what to use here. THought of maybe white or blue scale docents.
So last night I got on with Ragefalcon my bard and was just going to go hit a quest or two and call it a night. Anyways I relized hiding in plain sight wasn't done yet so I put a lfm up for that elite. Wait,wait,wait, then i finaly decide to give it a go myself by myself no hire.
So I start in the quest and get past the first trap no problem. Run to the left before it realy gets started and your golden. I got all my buffs running and lay down a disco ball and get the first group knocked out with my greataxe paralyzer. Simple stuff. The only difficulty I had was making sure to keep my tensers scrolls running in melee.
Get to the next group still no big thing. Disco,kill the caster,smite the dogs. Start running up the water way and the ozes up there are beating up on a group. Once again disco and let oze help kill the guys then kill the oze for its trouble.lol
Run up the way and get to the spiders. Here it gets alittle tricky. Make sure to take my time and get all buffs running before I start breaking a web. Needless to say I get it done. Even though spiders are immune to disco and somehow I forgot that. I pull the levers and run back to shrine real quick.
So the swim. I must say for always thinking you needed a evasion toon for that I feel alittle foolish. Make the swim with patience not hit once and keep in mind this is elite and I have like a 18 reflex.
So anyways im to the arrows room. Feeling pretty confident but still not over cocky becuase I know displacement isn't going to always help me out. I lay down some disco balls in the arrow room, go grab the monsters and drag them back. Way to easy.lol
So I get to the finaly room. Lay down a line of discos and take out all the guys including the generals? I think thats what there called, the guys in the bottom rooms.
So now its the boss time. Feeling really confident in my skills. Get my buffs running and jump to their little platform and rock out all the guys farely fast except hazidil. Now this is were it takes a turn for the worst.
Finaly fight and my failure:
First of his ability to heal himself and make me dance at the same time as im trying to kill him is rough for any first life toon. I'm going at him for days healing myslef with scrolls and using ever weopon i have to get a little more damge per swing. Finaly after 30 heal scrolls are wasted I give up. I just cant get enough damage fast enough to kill him before he heals and makes me dance. Which most I was able to save from but still. I recal walk away from there sad and think myself alittle bit of a failure. Is there anyway without a greensteal weapon that i could have got him?
Keep in mind I tried making him dance,stone him with runestones,trip,sonic blast stun him. nothing in my arsenal would do the trick.
So ends my day.
Ok so today I just couldnt get into the swing of mabar. Maybe its the ten delays or a just lack of wanted to farm motes that I really dont need. Anyways started with Ragefalcon again and happy to report he is lvl 14 now. Ran wiz king twice to finish that lvl out. One on elite and one on hard. God do i suck in there as a bard. Just not very good at all and ended up piking in a bag for most the time but very happy to play with some great players that were cool with that. Really patience and pleasant to be around. Anyways told them after the second run i was done and would be back with my clonk to help farm again and be useful.lol.
So I switch over to my clonk and happy to see them still running and run over and join them again for some farming that I can actually be useful. Soloing my own tower really not that big a deal as a divine. Sad to say that I died once on a hard run and we farmed a good 6 times together. But those golems can be realy annoying when u got 3 mummies,3 archers,2wizards, and the gate keeper himself at the same time. All in all not a great situation but I rocked out the rest and was happy with the performance of my clonk. I usually am so it wasnt much of a surprise but really like to send a huge thank you to those two guys that were cool with my bard in there and was willing to give me a second try on my clonk. Great two guys. One sorc and one arti.
After that I ran a couple eyes of stone quest to help a guildy out and finished the night with a summerfield elite and lvled my toon. Good night. Got two characters a lvl and I was happy with that.
So ends my day.
So I still couldnt get into the swing of mabar and to be honest not sure that I will this year. I started my morning by playing ragesoloer my arti. Went and rocked out reclamation and skylors with him and a nice group I started. Barrage the hireling was actually on his game today. He died once but thats just what hirelings do really.
The whole sneaking-one-shot-deepwood-sniper thing isnt working out to well for me and not exactly sure why outside the fact that I dont have any sneak attack to add to the hits. Even considering now to put in 6 lvls of rogue for that purpose and mechanic but I really dont want to lose anymore arti lvls.umm... o well I will think on that some more. I have hit so far with a deepwood-snipe-shot was a 196. Which is nice but the job of switching back to my repeater after the hit is alittle annoying.
Also side note I have many shot and though im not specd for bows, as ths character is repeater build and thats why I fell in love with it first life, im considering bringing a couple bows for that manyshot timer to help rock some more out but in all honesty not realy having a problem with him with just repeaters. Also the annoying ammo switch. As the lvls getting harder I might consider this more. I think it's just the switch to another weapon is alittle tidious. Snipe shot with xbow,repeater infusion,manyshot bow spray. To much switching but will consider it.
I must say that the arit part still hasn't let me down yet. I dont have maximize yet, but my heals are still keeping me alive and a quick heal to other warforged party members. Stoneskin is still a very nice defence agains those nasty archers that seem to like this character to much.lol
So in the afternoon had a really good time and got ragesoloer to lvl14. Ran with a really cool group lead by this amazing ranger dwarf build multiclass toon that just rocked out with some kamas. We ran all the gianthold side quest once elite and couple times hard. Then we ran some of the second set of the lordsmarch chain. Got my level and was very happy to make a very well informative friend. picked his brain alot of acrobatic builds in the new potential with epics destinies and gear.
I think ill be tring my barb into a build such as that but it will take alittle more time figuring out exactly how i want it and pick my new friends brain alittle more about it when were not questing.
My chracter in general though is doing really well. pretty much gave up on the whole sneaky thing and rarely even remember i have that ability. I have decided to switch around the ranger stuff and grab arcane archer for the bows and summoned arrows and keep a couple key boys with me. Im sry to say it but the xbow with the one time shot of deepwood sniper is not for this character but thats ok needed to get a ranger life knocked out anyways. It will be nice to go back to a full arti next life.
My character in general did very well though and was happy with my weekends worth of grinding. my assasin got left out but thats not to tearable of a thing seeing as he is still first life.
In general though id like to give someone personal experience with looking at wierd builds and nah saying it right off the bat. Today i played with one of the most well adapt fighting toons ive played with in a long time. His build was 13ranger/1rogue/1monk. At first i was hasitent to see what it had. thinking it might be a another arcane archer which i must admit not many take the time to properly gear and do to much archery when they could be melleeing. I was one of those such arachers my first life with my arcane archer and i would like to apologies for that. Ive since learned the error of my ways.
Sry but anyways I walk up and meet him at the quest and he is wearing heavy armor,a dwarf, with two kamas in his hands. Well needless to say i was scared but he was amazing. He had some Kamas from the new chains and he new his character really well. out of all the groups i ran with him in he never died once or even came close. I did die once forgot my dw in one of the quest and well.. you know how that can go.DING!lol. But outside of that i did very well and am still impressed with the arti even with 6 lvls being giving over to the ranger.
Anyways the point of the story is never judge a book by its cover. I know its really hard at times and im guilty of it to. But i will and i hope maybe some of you will as well think twice and read the book and pick its brain alittle.
So ends my day.