Took a while to find this on the new forums (my old shortcut was broken). This was one of the most helpful post I found when I started 3+ years ago...

https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...ot-know-about?

Especially the part about buying 20 point resist potions (pots) and wands of Stone Skin in the Twelve. THAT was worth the read alone.