Recently I just dinged 20 on my Arti and looking at the gear available through the commendations system (PDK, War Wizards, Druids, etc...) most of it are kind of pointless to artificer; none of the gear buffs intelligence for example.
Anyway, I was wondering what you guys did to get good gear on a first life arti that is a main. I know that I would probably need the Archaic Device and Slaver's Hand Bow (though I am unsure how this is a good weapon when 70% of the mobs in MotU are drow and they are immune to sleep effect).
Currently I am using the Blue Dragon Scale Medium armor and changing between Double Crossbow (when the mob isn't drow) and a +3 Vorpal Repeater of Rapid Shot. The build is mostly caster build (got all the metamagics, Mental Toughness Line, etc... and started at end game getting the ranged related feats) with repeater as an extra bit of damage, so potency is a must (that is why I am using the Blue Dragon armor).
I am not a crafter (haven't started yet crafting, though through enhancements and feats, I have level 8 in all of the crafting types).
So what did you guys do or think I should do to gear this character for epics?
Thank you very much.
EDIT: I am a drow arti and didn't take construct