I have a few general questions regarding gear. I have read a lot of articles on DDO wiki and finally understand enough of the game mechanics to start playing a bit more informed.
Out of all the questions I have "What gear should I pick?" pops up in my head most frequently.
My character will be a 18 ranger / 1 rogue / 1 fighter tempest "trapmonkey", currently at level 6. I took the rogue splash mainly because I want to be able to solo some quests with traps when I can not find a party. As a general guide to deciding which items to buy I have been using a page on the wiki that lists which gear you need to be ready for raid x. These are however mostly clickies etc.
My questions are:
- Should I worry a lot about what items I try to obtain (through quest rewards, the auction house and questing in general) as this will be the first character I want to reach 20 with.
- Are there any specific ac / saves / hp targets I should try to hit? Is any of them more important than the others?
- Are there any general rules? (as in: as a ranger always try to get x, When in doubt, pick y,...)
- How do I compare two similar items? An armor with a bit less AC but an extra modifier vs. one with more AC but without the extra effect for example. I could try them both on but the difference is so small sometimes I really can't judge which of the two is better.
What I already try to do now is get a few weapon sets for specific types of enemies. I have my two main khopeshes, a pair of maces for skeletons, a bow for enemies at a distance, a muckbane for slimes. As for all the other gear I try to just get as much + stats as possible for each stat and pick all the rest randomly.
Just about any advice on gear would be welcome.