Half Elf cleric dillie is excellent for levelling. Once you get UMD high enough, you free swap to rogue or pali. It just makes sense. And for the race to 20 for turnaround, that is an excellent way to solo.
Most melee are not hitting 95% heal scrolls at 15 without gear investment at least or arti or rogue splash.
In keeping with the thread name "cheats":
If you have money:
Rich: Otto's Boxes.
Have SOME money:
2 builds I used to get to completionist(pre-U19):
Helf 9monk/6 fighter/3 whatever(the last two levels were always held at 18 until cap)- Cleric dillie for heal scrolls until UMD high enough. LR +5 for past life. Save gear/handwraps for next life. Monk is fast gets you where you need to go. Improved Evasion. Stun and gun.
WF 14sorc/1barb/3 whatever(the last two levels were always held at 18 until cap) - Earth Savant until Vale than Water swap. LR +5 for past life. Use Carnifex at low levels to give your sp a rest.-This build/cheat is fairly obsolete since it take 2 levels of Barb now for sprint boost.
Hardly any money but can get Helf:
Helf 6monk/6fighter/6 whatever (the last two levels were always held at 18 until cap) - Cleric dillie for scrolls until UMD high enough then swap to Rogue or Paladin for free. Save gear/handwraps for next life.
Last edited by Sonos; 09-19-2013 at 06:58 PM.
That, and with the new changes to repetition decay, my already patient nature will make the next lives a freaking cakewalk. I rarely play more than a few hours a day anyway, I can just repeat a handful of quests every day and actually make progress. Heck, this last life I earned a full third-life level just logging in once a day and doing the first 3 quests in the spinners chain one time on normal.
- I leveled a WF tukaw build and didn't take reconstruct until 16 and didn't slot a single repair spell. I used pots until then (basically).
- I've leveled many fleshies through TR lives and first lives pretty much only using potions until UMD was good enough for scrolls.
- I just completed the same on a WF - potions only until UMD was good enough for scrolls. I didn't hit no-fail until pretty late.
- All of these pretty much elite-streak to cap.
- Mixes of classes. Fleshie sorc/wizards (non-PM), WF melee, you name it.
I totally understand some people may like the simplicity of half-elf dilettante. For me, that scroll dilettante was never worth it - rogue and paladin always offered me more. Potions work well enough for healing until you can UMD. Plus, you're going to want UMD for other convenience factors so it isn't like those points are going to waste.
Anyway, that's my experience.
Ghallanda - now with fewer alts and more ghostbane
Are there maybe Cure Critical Wounds potions somewhere they I don't know about?
Last edited by Sonos; 09-19-2013 at 09:03 PM.
Ghallanda - now with fewer alts and more ghostbane
Deedeeo- 18th life Completionist (12monk/6Ranger/2Artificer) ~ Sonos- 3rd life Artificer (sorc, bard PLs) ~ Tronsector- 3rd Life Wizard
Flavored Soul- 2nd life Sorc(FVS PL). (and umpteen bank toons and experiments) Member of Synergia(lvl100)-Argonessen
Is completionist really worth it? I mean +2 to everything, ok, but most of the past-life feats aren't all that spectacular for most builds when you only have 1 of each. Aside from bragging rights I don't really know if its worth the investment in time.
Yup, worth it. It's the only way to achieve that last bit of bonus that's not available anywhere else. Can't have somebody sporting an inch more than you now, can you?
•Max toon power
Since your collecting 3x all relevant pastlives anyway, may as well get completionist too. Even though it's less about bragging rights and more about about the personal satisfaction of making the best (caster, melee whatever) you can, as with the epeen case above you can't replace a bonus that has only one source.
•Building a solid toon
Nope, not worth it. It's time (or ca$h) consuming, requires spending lots of playtime not playing the build you want to play, all for a small bonus that -while nice- is completely unnecessary even for exclusive Epic Elite play.
Not knowing your situation, pick whichever category best suits you.
Now excuse me while I wander off to arm myself with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and hunker down behind my Armored Beer Refrigerator, while I have the UFO's take control of the Congresional Wives with the help of the International Cocaine Smugglers and the Evil Geniuses for a Better Tomorrow
I've actually find that despite the reaving roar nerf to damage I've not changed the split at all.
I love :
getting reaving roar 4 levels earlier
especially coupled with my own +15% heal amp / light damage crown.
using the feats i've saved on dragonmarks to get earth stance 3.
2wf working in animal form.
Regarding completionist, It's much nicer to have on a toon I TR all the time than it is a toon I play at cap. Going forward I most likely won't bother with it again, 3 * relevant past lives is my preference.
Je ne suis pas
DDO Alpha Tester
Not that DDO is particularly grieftastic or anything, it just wasn't exactly a forum full of carebears.
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