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    Default Pale Master Has Never Been Better ~ Versatile and Fun

    Good morning everyone!

    Strimtom here back at it again with the smooth builds. Today we look at Pale Master. If you don't want to read, please watch this video and learn all about the cool stuff you can do with pale master now:



    Palemaster has been updated, and as a result you can now effectively and comfortable remove all threats from before your eyes with this easy and intuitive character to play. I really enjoyed my palemaster playthrough that I did in once sitting, which you can find here.

    TL;DW

    • Palemaster feels stronger with better self healing.
    • Undead are still annoying to deal with until you get necrotic blast at 12.
    • Constructs are more annoying than ever.
    • You don't really cast negative energy spells before level 11, so focus on fireball and ball lightning instead.
    • Skeleton knight hits like a tonne of bricks, get him going and you can just follow him to victory.
    • Race has basically no impact, with the only better race being gnome/deepgnome. P



    Anywho, the build!

    Wizard Palemaster
    Wizard 20
    True Neutral Halfling


    Stats
    . . . . . . . .28pt . . 32pt. . .34pt . . 36pt. . .Tome. . .Level Up
    . . . . . . . .---- . . ----. . .---- . . ----. . .---- . . --------
    Strength. . . . .8. . . .10 . . . 10. . . .10 . . . +6 . . . 4: INT
    Dexterity . . . 10. . . .10 . . . 10. . . .10 . . . +6 . . . 8: INT
    Constitution. . 16. . . .16 . . . 16. . . .18 . . . +6 . . .12: INT
    Intelligence. . 18. . . .18 . . . 18. . . .18 . . . +6 . . .16: INT
    Wisdom. . . . . .8. . . .10 . . . 10. . . . 8 . . . +6 . . .20: INT
    Charisma. . . . .8. . . . 8 . . . 10. . . . 8 . . . +6 . . .24: INT
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28: INT


    Skills
    . . . . . 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    . . . . .------------------------------------------------------------
    Concent . 4. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 23
    Spellcr . 4. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 23
    Heal. . . 2. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. . .11
    Search. . 2. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. . .11
    Balance . 2. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. . .11
    Haggle. . . .½ .½ .1 .1 .1 .1 .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ .½ . . 11
    UMD . . . 2. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. ½. . .11
    . . . . .------------------------------------------------------------
    . . . . .24. 7. 7. 8. 8. 8. 8. 7. 7. 7. 7. 7. 7. 7. 7. 7. 7. 7. 7. 2
    Max . . .24. 7. 7. 8. 8. 8. 8. 9. 9. 9. 9 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11



    Feats

    .1. . . . : Maximize Spell
    .1 Wizard : Quicken Spell
    .3. . . . : Completionist OR Toughness
    .5 Wizard : Mental Toughness
    .6. . . . : Extend Spell
    .9. . . . : Insightful Reflexes
    10 Wizard : Spell Focus: Necromancy
    12. . . . : Spell Penetration
    15. . . . : Greater Spell Focus: Necromancy OR Past Life: Wizard
    15 Wizard : Improved Mental Toughness
    18. . . . : Spell Focus: Enchantment
    20 Wizard : Heighten Spell
    21 Epic . : Arcane Insight
    24 Epic . : Master of: the Dead
    26 Destiny: Toughness
    27 Epic . : Epic Damage Reduction
    28 Destiny: Toughness
    29 Destiny: Arcane Pulse
    30 Epic . : Epic Mental Toughness
    30 Legend : Scion of: Shadowfell OR Feywild

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    Enhancements


    Epic Destiny and Twists


    Item Set For End Game
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    Question - what do you specialize in when you take Magister? Necro or Enchant?

    I've been finding that Thunder bolt (the big level 9 lightning spell) is on the same Cooldown as Rend the Soul. At the end of the day, I think Thunder is just better (if you have the Arcsteel set) when it comes to single target damage, since the DoT doesn't seem to do as much overall damage and it casts at exactly the same rate as the lightning spell.

    I notice in your build you don't rock the Silverthread belt for Enhanced void/void lore. What's your thinking there?

    *updated for posting pre-coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montegue View Post
    I've been finding that Thunder bolt (the big level 9 lightning spell) is on the same Cooldown as Rend the Soul.
    Just a quick mention here, this has been identified as a bug and I presume will be fixed "soon".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyodaemon View Post
    Just a quick mention here, this has been identified as a bug and I presume will be fixed "soon".
    Cool. It will be a much stronger spell to add to a DPS rotation then.

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    RE: all level 8 spells are bad

    incendiary cloud causes blindness, which can autokill those eyeballs in house j rage chain. a lot of people will use sleetstorm for the same reason, but that's annoying to people in the party that dont have fom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnbeimnech View Post
    RE: all level 8 spells are bad

    incendiary cloud causes blindness, which can autokill those eyeballs in house j rage chain. a lot of people will use sleetstorm for the same reason, but that's annoying to people in the party that dont have fom
    This.

    Would also like to point out that Slarden's PM framework, which is nearly perfect, walks all over the build posted in this thread. PM is stupid OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerge2012 View Post
    This.

    Would also like to point out that Slarden's PM framework, which is nearly perfect, walks all over the build posted in this thread. PM is stupid OP.
    Sorry, could you cite this 'framework'? I didn't find it in a forum search.

    I'm trying to rescue a bunch of old WarForged wizard toons I have across servers, & the PM changes seem very beneficial to getting them across the level 20 finish line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merfyn View Post
    Sorry, could you cite this 'framework'? I didn't find it in a forum search.

    I'm trying to rescue a bunch of old WarForged wizard toons I have across servers, & the PM changes seem very beneficial to getting them across the level 20 finish line.
    This.

    I couldn't find his build anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merfyn View Post
    Sorry, could you cite this 'framework'? I didn't find it in a forum search.

    I'm trying to rescue a bunch of old WarForged wizard toons I have across servers, & the PM changes seem very beneficial to getting them across the level 20 finish line.
    Quote Originally Posted by Montegue View Post
    This.

    I couldn't find his build anywhere.
    https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/506902-Template-for-a-U43-ARCANE-warrior

    I think about the only changes I really made for my build was dumping Overwhelming Crit for Arcane Insight and dumping Khopesh Prof for Master of the Dead.

    Otherwise the build is nearly flawless for what it does. At cap my PM has a standing necro dc of 120 and all others at 109, outside of reaper with no buffs/boosts. The melee ability isn't earthshattering but with a 4 piece Darkhallow set it not only does about the same damage as the DoTs other casters have to throw but it heals you for a ridiculous amount on almost every hit also. And I mean to the point where when I melee between the 2 on hit procs and the auras running the stream of green on my screen is almost blinding. This is just extra bonus to add on top of being the best DC platform in the entire game.

    My character has +8 tomes and heroic comletionist but no racial completionist, so very much achievable for anyone. Once you get a good build (Slarden's) going and learn to play it well you'll find that the new PM is incredibly OP. Not kinda sorta OP, or on the verge of it, but flat out OP OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerge2012 View Post
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Tahoma,Calibri,Geneva,sans-serif]https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/506902-Template-for-a-U43-ARCANE-warrior

    I think about the only changes I really made for my build was dumping Overwhelming Crit for Arcane Insight and dumping Khopesh Prof for Master of the Dead.
    Thanks; I'll have to check this out.

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