Hello all ...
Want to ask for some advice on how not to repeat what happened to me yesterday while running EE Lost in the Swamp.
My FvS just recently arrived at Eveningstar and is in the process of grinding out commendations to get some nice rewards to buff him up a bit. I then saw an LFM up for Lost in the Swamp, so I hit it and went into the explorer area. Met up with the other partymates and starting killing stuff on the way. Since the other players mentioned that they were unfamiliar with the quest, I said to myself 'Great, this should be a good learning experience". Haha, that it was.
When we got to the quest entrance, some of the partymates suggested running it on EE. I said I would prefer EH since I was still unfamiliar with the quest and actually wet behind the ears since I was still building up my character to handle the new epics.
However, we went in on EE anyway (not that I was complaining, I wanted to experience my first EE quest haha) and did well for around the first 3 minutes ... after which I got splatted consistently. My partymates didn't complain and I didn't lack for any rezzes, they came quickly. But heck, that was not fun at all and I felt like a burden to the party.
I then started playing a little safer by using Renewal on the tank and pewpewing Avenging Light, Searing Light and Divine Punishment rather than meleeing with my greatsword. I lasted a little longer, but got smacked around still. Funny thing was that I had no deaths during the final boss fight ... I guess I had learned my lesson by then.
Since getting my PRR/AC to decent levels seems to be somewhat of a pipedream, am hoping that you might be able to give me some advice on what I can do to fix my toon.
Anyway, to help diagnose my issues, here are some of my current specs:
WF Fvs Lord of Blades / 32 point build
FvS20 / Exalted Angel 2
AC 16 (!)
I just read that 135% Fort will not do on EE, so that'll be my priority for now. I don't see any decent way to get my AC up since I didn't get (and don't really plan to get) any body feats, so am not even looking at that right now. Will look at concealment, blur, dusk and displacement etc etc to minimize getting hit as well. I also doubt that I will be able to get a decent dodge rating, since I really didn't build the character for that.
Any suggestions as to what I should work on to becvome more survivable in EE quests? BTW, I don't do too bad in EN and EH, but I guess that isn't saying much.