An interesting discussion on max DC. I thought I'd try to see what the highest numbers were that I could reach without using epic feats or spending twists on WIS.
18 -- base WIS
06 -- stat increases
03 -- enhancements
05 -- +5 tome
08 -- +8 item
01 -- +1 exceptional
02 -- +3 insight
02 -- ship buff (60 minute buff)
02 -- store potion (10 minute buff)
02 -- Yugoloth potion (15 minute buff)
02 -- capstone
04 -- Water stance
06 -- destiny WIS
62 --> highest WIS w/o epic feats or WIS twists
DC calculations then become:
10 -- base DC
10 -- half character levels
26 -- 62 WIS
03 -- GMoF
06 -- LD tactics twist
10 -- Stun on wraps/item
06 -- Exceptional Combat Mastery
03 -- 3 fighter past lives
03 -- Dwarven tactics
Now, IMO this isn't realistic for most people.
First life characters are obviously down 3 with no fighter past lives and I'm not sure that we're going to see a run on Dwarven monks -- so down another 3. Store and Yugo potions are out for a large part of the player base so down 2 more and the best ECM item most people have access to is +5. That makes a total of -9 putting most people's best effort at somewhere around 68.
Water is probably the least popular stance so down 2 more for the loss of WIS and both the +8 WIS item and +3 insight are probably 1 too high for most players, so down another point in WIS. That means realistically most players are looking at 65 DC.
Now, IMO that is alright since EE isn't meant to be for everyone. OTOH, the more people excluded from EE the bigger the problems with DDO.
By that I mean this: people are typically short attention span/instant gratification oriented. So, they need to win or feel like they are winning or they lose interest. The notion that they have to run 3 fighter past lives, play a race they may not like, etc doesn't motivate -- it discourages.
So, if EE DC is really in the 70 range (and I would have put it more in the mid 60's based on my limited EE gaming) then we probably need additional ways to boost the DC (stunning 15 on EE gear) or DC's should drop a bit.
Just my opinion, yours may vary.
BTW, check my math. I might have left something out.