The continuing saga of Rollet Wilkins, a 2nd life character based on Strimton's Acid Arrow who is attempting to solo quests on Elite. Along the way I am trying to analyze the effectiveness of her various life choices.

Previously on Rollet:


Level 17

Not much change in stats for level 17. Rollet completes the Sharn quests and advances to level 18.

Level 18

Rollet gains Shadow arrows which give +1 die crit damage and +5% doubleshot. This increases her damage about 11% over level 17 to 366 dps.

Level 20

Rollet goes back to Eveningstar where she finishe the Wheloon arc and then does the Druid's Deep series on both Hard and Elite. Another random quest or two along with some slayers and she is able to max out on Heroic XP. (She was always banking a level.) I have to admit, she found finishing off the last couple of levels to be more challenging than previously, and had a tendency to get taken out by swarming mobs if she didn't manage them carefully enough compared to previous levels.

Having achieved level 20, she takes as enhancements Mystical Archer (+4 Dex, +20% doubleshot) as well as crafts some level 20 gear. Overall this gives her a big boost in damage, as shown by the final damage calculation:

  • Pierce: 3.25d12: 21 average (2 for weapon, +1 die for point blank shot, +0.25 for guild bonus)
  • +2 - past life, ranger
  • +8 - enchantment
  • +21 - Dexterity bonus
  • +8 - deadly
  • = 60 dpa
  • + 46 (+25% crit bonus +0.5 (from +2 guild bonus)) x 3 (crit mult of 4 - 1)
  • + 3 (Ranged power: 3)
  • = 109 Weapon Total
  • 155 (acid: 9 x 4.5 x 3.83 for 283 acid spellpower, - 0.5 for rounding losses)
  • +6 fire (1d6 + 2-20 on crits)
  • = 161 elemental total
  • = 270 total dpa
  • x 0.8/s (Current shots/s with Rapid shot feat)
  • x 1.15 (15% ranged alacrity)
  • x 1.565 (5.5% doubleshot, 2% guild, 3% PL, 5% shadow arrows, 20% mystical archer, 20% improved precise shot estimate)
  • = 388 dps


Manyshot (902 dps when on from +120% doubleshot/+80 ranged power) adjusts this upwards to 474 dps, or a +30% bump over level 18.

Rollet's ready to take on Epics with this boost, but I won't be chronicling it in the forums. Instead, I'll just leave you with a record of her overall dps track through the heroic levels. I discovered an error in past calculations that inflated some past numbers a bit, so some of these differ slightly from previous postings:

  1. 6
  2. 10
  3. 28
  4. 65
  5. 65
  6. 92
  7. 103
  8. 103
  9. 129
  10. 168
  11. 168
  12. 227
  13. 257
  14. 299
  15. 299
  16. 325
  17. 329
  18. 366
  19. (366)
  20. 474


All in all she is a pretty good build, perhaps on the squishy side compared to a tin-plated pally or such, but she really can dominate the kill count at times when running with my guild mates. Give her a holler if you ever see her on Khyber!