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    Kil Glory
    Alchy30
    Gnome neutral
    Str 10 4
    Dex 8
    Con 17 11
    Int 20 16 +7
    Wis 8
    Cha 13 5
    +8 tome
    +2 complete

    1 alch pbs (spec conjure)
    2 alch insightful reflexes
    3 alch rapid reload (completionist)
    4 alch battalion brew (pyrite +1) check heighten yes.
    5 alch
    6 alch maximize
    7 alch
    8 alch empower
    9 alch quicken
    10 alch
    11 alch
    12 alch evasion
    Feat accelerate
    13 alch
    14 alch
    15 alch magical training
    16 alch heighten or pyrite+1
    17 alch
    18 alch imp magical train
    19 alch
    20 alch liquid courage

    21 wellspring
    22
    23
    24 master of multivial
    25
    26 sp acid
    27 embolden
    28 elusive tgt
    29 arcane pulse
    30 scion of earth? Fire?
    Burst of glacial wrath.




    Inquisi until 12. Test out that tree.
    Have a ml2 keen light. Test that out. Have a vorpal at 7. Nothing on the auction. Will look loot rewards. No rat catcher, didn’t drop last life.
    Dex is a dump stat. Learned that.
    Just con and int. That’s almost too much stacking. Man, how many ways they break this to build it.
    At 12. One or two button aoe trash kill. Without maximize.
    Seriously, melee is underserv3d.
    Ya, this game is dead. There aren’t enough ppl in lvl range to run more than a team, and half of them aren’t running or solo. Then there’s the unlisted ppl, and they almost never run lfm.
    So very dead.
    Tho the treadmill seems alive. But I rarely get more than 1 or 2 to join. Rarely.
    I hate solo. I hate run by myself. As I’ve said, my enjoyment from the game is truly watching others play.
    I tried the guild thing.
    But it’s always a gossip and snark game. Wasn’t looking that so much. Ya I expect bravado in high performing teams, but the blowback on being out of fotm was too much.
    Seems I’m not quite up to speed, so I doing some old coursework.
    Got my completionist back.
    Don’t have a horse. That’s a serious issue.
    Everyone blazing trails through wilderness creating red alerts. Then you’re running behind and have to deal with piled up mobs. It’s another ****ing mess. Talk about lag.
    Horses create lag. Gonna farm when I hit epics.
    HC starts first of April. So for 3 months I’ll be doing racials. Going to 30, and reroll epics once.see what I can get out of it.

    20
    Farmin keep. No loot dropped when I was 20. But running them all at 20 r1. Ha. My hp like 550 normal, but 1000 reaper. What you think I’m gonna run? And I’m still in 10 gear.
    Ya. The month for the monk. And now I’m reroll and realizing there’s lot more loot sets been introduced. Some nice at 5 and Sharn at 15. Then some light keep at 21. I have cannith at 21. Those are 10 stats. So I’m finding I’m suddenly farming for 3 gear sets, not including cap, when I get there.
    Getting my feet back in the game, and enjoying purple damage on a alchy. Blowing stuff up. Lots of explosions.
    And lots of spells.30, in a 5x6. More buttons than I know what do with. But I’m practicing. Took wellspring at 21. Seems I’m going nukage route. Should be good thru r4. I can gear, sans raid, but I don’t do LGS. I have the comps. Could prob do a 4 pc set. But I’ve never trusted that crafting system. Somebody coded it wrong. Because if that stuff is still relevant in today’s game, they broke it handing out the candy.

    A horsey story
    Getting back in the saddle
    So I’m farming kil for the keep at epic.
    Lfm r1, cuz I’d rather reaper than full heal myself. And btw the heal splash is a good reaper self heal, about half r1.
    And I get adds and a full team, cuz I’m running silent with a Chinese lead, and go public
    So a full team running all the quests,
    And my luck as an alchemist, is to get blanked at 20. But horseshoes were dropping.
    Picked up two fast horseshoes. Don’t know how they worked, yet.
    Fast forward,
    I’m rolling vish again. For raids. And for fey gear.
    Everybody loves a cleric. But he’s a sword fighter, so they don’t expect it till he shows up and melees. Going for the wicked blade, since he’s a khopesh fighter. Was going calamity, but that’s an old story.
    So I ran vish last nite dnd hard, it’s so easy now. I had a treasure Hunter and a discovery running. And even blessed the chest, but got blanked. Runes tho.
    So today another comes up and I’m join and have to but bypass timer. Should have got them on sale. But idc.
    And we run it and I’m still on discovery timer. Bam. Pull an black unicorn!
    Nice, now I’m mounted, just what I was looking for.
    That’s first chest.
    Then second. Bam
    Pull another unicorn.
    Was gonna trade it,
    But this was a named group, they had it all. Hoping for the twist.
    I do keep blessing chests.
    So I kept the second.
    Nice, bound to account.
    Now kil has a ride.
    Two horseshoes,
    Two horsies
    Kil Glory
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    Epic notes
    Got an epic voice. That’ll be nice for the reroll in epics.
    Big farm list for alchy gear. Gonna learn a few more fey quests.
    30
    Got to 30 in like 3 days. Running all the low level epics for first. Then some gh at 24, then somewhere a r1 shroud for 500k. Ya, pick all the arcs I didn’t level thru. So huge first time bonuses.didn’t bother the explorer. Those will be 2nd tr. also did some legendary raids. Decent big spot if you never did them.
    Got to 29. With bags full of loot. No gear on except 3 21 cc and some misc low level stuff. Decided to try a r1 sharn. Nope, couldnt land anything, everything saving. Stopped there.
    Hopped a RL c1 and c2 with friends and got carried to 30.
    Major sort and search of loot.
    This will be a longer process of sorting gear and mules
    Have. A couple low level now, getting gear put there. Have a couple teens for the 15 loot, and need to level a couple 20s to 30 for their loot hold. I have one of each class except artificer and favored soul.
    Anyways. I looked over my loots looked mules I have 3pc beacon from rl. I have items from fey from monk farming. Missing the fey helm but have the fey orb.need to sentient xp level the autumn strap.
    After gear set up, yay mantle of Escher, I was able to r6
    A very poor tetris, but has all the spell dc adds, from like spinneret and onyx
    Still too much melee oriented, I jump around in combat a lot, oh and I love the flyby from draconic. I’m liking the build, looking to see how it improves.
    Think I’ll etr immediately and keep half of fey for first time. Back to farming keep for a few items. Oh and the bonus is RL can be put on at 28. Enough for easy carry to 30.
    Now I’ve got the general gist, will refine.


    Gear list 15

    Bracers aetherband
    Spellpen3 Ispellpen2 mageff5 shield8 green esoteric initiate

    Goggles dusk lenses
    Potency60 Ipotency30 effmeta empower2 effmeta maximize1 yellow esoteric initiate

    Outfit Orders garb
    Fort94 prr19 excUSP8 exc USL3 blue esoteric initiate



    Boots stone shoes
    Icorr47 Qcorr23 weighty assets parry3 sink like a brick earth grab guard yellow






    Gear list 30

    Autumn winter

    Belt strap of autumn leaves artifact autumn winter
    INT22 mrr59 natarmor22 mageff10%

    Clothing leg garb of autumn winds autumn
    Prr54 parry10 EUSP20% EUSL10%

    Neck amber pendant autumn
    SFM7 ISFM4 Qnecro2 ISHELTER27



    Ring1 leg duskbone autumn
    Vertigo23 ghostly profane lifeforce72 hardened exterior2

    Ring2 leg falls decay autumn
    CORR214 CORRlore31

    Gloves dead ringers autumn
    ProfaneSFM2 spellpen9 WIZ440 IWIZ220

    Helm crown of snow winter
    SFM7 ISFM4 cold shield paragon wave

    ORB heart of the prince winter
    CON21 ghostly energy siphon lifeblood of the undead prince


    Boots windriders autumn
    FOM speed30 dodge21 whirlwind ward

    Boots deep snow winter
    FOM ICON10 QCON5 fortsave17


    Bracers green dragonscale autumn
    IRES8 vitality72 poisonres81 power store

    Bracers cold iron winter
    Prot17 vitality72 Qfalselife20 ghostly


    Cloak of autumn autumn
    ICON10 acidabsorb50 wind thru the trees lesser displacement

    Cloak of winter winter
    Falselife81 lifesealed coldaborb50 leg ice barrier



    Helm faeriefire lights autumn feytwisted
    QWIZ 110 mageff10 illusory death faery fire curse



    Missing goggles, trinket

    Goggles Collective sight
    IINT10

    Trinket slavers
    QINT4
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    Epic TR
    Took arcanealacrity1
    Not sure if cooldown is better than crits. Want to see.
    I figure I’ll be doing some alchy lives to 30 once I have a gear set. Got most of it farmed. Need 3-4 more items. But I’ll roll the 3 áa and 3 ancient.
    Might have found guys to roll racials with.
    Need to plan it out better. Now after seeing heroic twice, and now epic twice with a tr, some consideration to planning what to roll and what not, and if I can do this with others better.
    This morn went 20 to 24. Did some necro slayer in 30 min for max. Oh ran sands and adq. That was first time on the raid xp. And necro got me to 24. Did a few gh, but had to break for store run.
    Once I find our time slots I’ll roll.
    And then there’s being carried by others. Sometime I like to pike, but not really. Oh also did c1 citw this morn. Need to relook quest lists. I know, oh like Fens, haven’t touched that yet, or druids. I’ll figure it out.
    Getting back into guild and discord. Getting names and voices down. Hardest is when things don’t match, but running with them got it figured out.
    24 ran a pug dnd. Some I knew, so friendly talkers. I guess my mic is loud. But I was joking them about pulling unicorns, and told the lead I’d pass it too him, since he took me at 24. It was a kinda mixed fight, we had a few deaths and even danced and danced during the end fight. I was playing safe but still died 3 times, and had to pull to center to backup heal. But we got it done. Lo, I pulled a unicorn. And lo, in the second chest frozen storm, the cold raid trinket. Exactly what I need on a cold alchy. And I passed the unicorn. Job well done. Burned a timer but it was worth it!
    Ya, fens, druids, and mines. And c3 ravenloft, and parts of Sharn.
    Also,
    Guild to 80
    Reaper to 71

    Vish ran a PN and pulled the caster goggles.
    Yester also, ran c3 citw. And fens.
    This morning. Druids and catacombs. Have wheloon 3bc and epic orchard. Some of these like for citw and mod I should flag first etr to get raids in.
    Yes, vish. Enough runes to buy dnd. So maybe bow again, boat is still the Jokers Wild.
    And a reroll fvs? He’s done his cleric lives. He has +6 tomes. My starter char/alt.
    Will look gearsets him. He’s mostly just for raids. Did a VOD too, but that raid is horrible. Too dark, and too much flashy **** in epics. Couldn’t see a goddamn thing and it’s like epilepsy. Better to just stone thru it almost. Ya we almost had a wipe, but super fvs Q kept us going. So much easier with melee than ranged.
    Ya state of the game. 5 ranged and 1 melee in group, and melee is usually pally, second by barb. Barbs stills squishy. That makes decent for questing, but pug raid it’s worthless. Do see fair amount of divines tho. So the trinity is strong, just not always served.
    Thing on the beg question list,
    What is your main, do you role play.
    And, add MP TO ITEMS.

    Trinket bottled rainstorm autumn
    Quenched
    Insightful Power of the Frozen Storm +109
    Quality Power of the Frozen Storm +54
    Fire Resistance +83
    Empty Blue Augment Slot
    Empty Green Augment Slot
    Eminence of Autumn
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    Cold 870
    Cold crit 50
    Spell crit 62

    Pos 595

    Acid 682
    Electric 820
    Fire 692
    Universal 240

    Boost to 1000
    With wellspring, reaper profane, draconic fury

    Resting r1
    Cold 817
    Electric 767
    Positive 590

    Cold 50
    Electric 50
    Pos 25

    All crit 60

    Saves are all around 94
    Breath 104
    Can boost 9 for 30 sec, insight and reaper potency

    Gear. The Prince of Paradox
    Or the Jigsaw Juicer

    Mantle of Escher
    Thrummingspark
    Blurfingered
    Esoteric set

    Acolytes lenses
    Pansophic
    Cc21 neck devotion115 false life30 also con10 icon4
    Bottled rainstorm
    City champ cloak
    Cc21 bracer shelter25 fort115 str10 prot6
    Ring1 spinnerette
    Ring2 shattered onyx
    Wind rider boots
    Heart of the prince
    Princes sceptre

    Int95
    Con 67

    No sentient
    No artifact
    Missing 11 phillies

    20d6+80 x3 times above

    I am 3 button r1 legendary
    1060...

    Another mini project
    Scooby.
    Needs bladeforged, level to 30
    Can u change race?
    Only on reroll or with a 20 heart
    Only class?
    Never used one
    He’s 15/1 pally for pdk
    Maybe 5 ftr? Should have been 6
    Pdk for knights training
    Maybe good enough don’t need fey
    Could pike Sharn.
    2rxp
    Long term, but everybody loves scoob
    Just needs gear.
    A tank?
    That would stable the trinity.

    Need a cha item for swap with diplo or and bluff.

    Oh raid notes.
    Pug PN. FIRST TRY WIPED.
    Then new tank, and we did it same team.
    LH. The first was a mess for some reason,
    No one would do the laser. I’m dps heals.
    But I guess they were looking me or I felt I should,
    But I never had yet...
    Anyways I did try it and got it into place relative immediate,
    Buttons are only 4 direction and a red one
    But, staying alive, and getting the look angle and holding the tgt there
    And not accidentally killing it and doing it three times and nobody still has a clue
    I not done the batter rooms? Ele rooms?
    Or know what the puzzles are for.
    I’m sure this needs to be a teaching raid.
    I’m not there yet...
    Anyways second everyone had a clue. The leader was good, he had ppl assigned to cover it
    But again, no voice, so keyboard isn’t fast enough or commanding...
    But if you can run it silent,
    That’s part of spec ops
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    Exploding unicorn head
    Got a heroic quiver of alacrity and upgraded it
    Now prepped for all future tr
    Running this morning,farming.
    Was running Sameish folk last few days, got pulled and rolled in a compete over the necklace, but I was passing too. Got 2 items 3 quests. Enough to start doing tetris.
    Using orb and wild frost. Took the 100k furious, legendary!, off scraps and put it in the sickle. Put on the belt, had it max 3k ez.
    Put in 5 ottos and 5 nystuls. All rare.
    Tetris tetris who cares, 5pc autumn 4pc winter. 2k hp and 6k pool
    101? Int. I’m looking augments now.
    124ac 27 dodge 160prr 110 mrr.
    Next run I’ll take light armor and go that route. On the etr I put pyrite at 4, but can’t undo 1 conjunct spec. Want to see higher mrr? By 60, so 160 mrr cap? 22 dodge tho.
    Saves 70-80
    Took some hit cold to 750. Still can 1k burst.

    Wow just got passed a dire wolf belt. By a former monk friend. And a summer fey neck with spell pen. Landed and no one else wanted
    Nice now to luck the faery helm.
    Finished a Sharn saga. First roll it gives me the wis artifact ring. So I took a second, and am keeping for swaps.

    Last nite. Looked my Tetris. Found 6 pc autumn by crown with profanne. Crafted onyx to +10, and found I didn’t need goggles less some wizardry. So I found duskbone on a reroll after three runs.

    And a wicked blade. On a low roll of 3. And I have calamity...

    110 int saves to 100.
    So a spell that adds +4 and melt lock, and evasion, and reflex and wis to int.

    Gear
    Dusk lenses
    Crown of leaves a
    Amber pendant a
    Bottled rainstorm a
    Autumn winds a
    Cloak of winter w
    Green dragonscale a
    Strap of autumn a w
    Spinnerette
    Shattered onyx
    Deep snow boots w
    Crumbling gloves
    Wild frost
    Heart of the prince w

    Holding out on swaps of the helm, bracers and gloves

    Only augments atm,
    Heavy fort and ff in robe, festive int in strap (yellow)

    Decide on light armor 165 prr 160 mrr 22 dodge 130ac not proficient
    Took off the 2 in robe, put them in belt
    Have a -15ASF blue in lt armor

    Gloryborne gloves feytwist autumn
    SacredSF2 Silverflame214 Qresist4 temperance of spirit

    This is a dps main heals secondary.
    It like the crown of summer, devotion, would go great with this build, but it summer, so I’m wearing acc deadly for no reason. Perhaps good if I splashed vile alchemist. It more melee.
    The gloryborne are the 7 th pc autumn, tho I’m enjoying the QINT4 from the crumbling gloves. It wouldn’t slot anywhere else, but the gloryborne are way worth it. 2sf and devotion.
    And, and I changed my name to glory
    Not knowing those would be the gloves I’d end up chasing.

    The build. Decent defenses. Strong nukage. Ez r1, prob solo r4, and contributes depending li through r10.
    I’m enjoying it. Old school artillery
    It artiller battery
    Lobbing 3 rounds. Like grenade thrower
    Mostly I like the curves they had weird angles sometimes
    It’s cold spec tears up fire, has 108 fire resist.
    I have the lotus mail and crown and they are orange, or gold
    But this life I took more orageish hair so it’s a great match
    Tho I like the garb outfit for the pants look
    May glamor it
    Crown is actually ugly, but it’s a good ensemble
    Doesn’t look cold, even tho sporting 4 pc winter
    2500 hp 6200 spell pool
    Run maximized everything on, all the time
    Will have to break down ap
    And twists, and destiny

    I will run this again to 30 for 3 arcane alacrity, then start on ancient history, and to pick up third gnome life and racial +1. Also get a +1 int out of this life for next.

    Have to name it something
    The cold heart of the prince
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    Raids
    R1 PN AND DND with Chinese
    They get it done

    Learn bring curse pots to pn

    This morning, vish
    Dnd and KT
    pulled 2 more unicorns of vish
    This time got a white one
    Also got a feareater
    I have runes for either blade and bow
    Leaning half elf aa bowyer with falconry
    Will build into horizon walker
    Maybe need new gear set.
    Can farm Sharn and fey and raids while I reroll kil

    Created new toon. Shaggi
    Wf artificer
    Will put rune arms and docents on him
    And crossbows
    Have a strinatis

    Played scoob. He’s pdk tank
    Rewrote block button
    And now to gear him. He’s 16
    Will put armors and shields on him
    And give him a black unicorn.
    Not sure if I should 15/5 him.
    I just put shield feats on him. No swf
    15/1 /2 1 18 1 19 /4 1
    Could swf. He’s got max +2 tomes. I epic and pally past life. 2 rxp.
    But gear make the man.
    Take him to 30 reroll in bladeforged.
    Could thf? And change enh. Hmm.

    Also, vish is playing fine. He just needs a regear too.

    Clearing kil to reroll
    Will reroll hardcore start. Farming rxp and items. Still need a few.
    Gotten compliments on how ugly the armor is.
    From a soulstone
    Believe in light armor

    Just pulled the dead ringers gloves. 7pc autumn.
    Looking the autumn cloak to swap winter bracers.
    Ransack reset. Had a monk with a statuette for shrine, but I took the aggro and the other two beat the boss. Happy and ready to tr.

    Ya, got the endear setup. The gloves move the build to 2500hp 7000 pool.
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    Kil Glory
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    Gnome neutral
    Str 10 4
    Dex 8
    Con 16 10
    Int 20 16 +7
    Wis 8
    Cha 14 6
    +8 tome
    +2 complete

    1 alch pbs (eschew or lt armor)
    2 alch insightful reflexes
    3 alch rapid reload (completionist)
    4 alch battalion brew (heighten)
    5 alch
    6 alch maximize
    7 alch
    8 alch empower
    9 alch quicken
    10 alch
    11 alch
    12 alch evasion
    Feat accelerate
    13 alch
    14 alch
    15 alch magical training
    16 alch imp magical train
    17 alch
    18 alch heighten
    19 alch
    20 alch liquid courage

    21 wellspring
    22
    23
    24 master of multivial
    25
    26 sp cold
    27 embolden
    28 elusive tgt
    29 deific warding
    30 scion of fire
    Arcane insight


    Lvl 7-8
    Pull reaper stat COB

    Iron mines pulled Mithral armor

    9. Better to run solo than carry newbs.
    They cost scrolls and time, don’t heal, and can’t dps.
    Found a sweet power band between 5-9 with new gear.
    Keeps rolling, 5, 8, 10, 12,13,15
    I keep thinking I have meld
    At 9 4th lvl spells but not spelling yet, just heals

    Super stoked over the reaper cob
    That’s on every build pretty much from now on
    10mp and +2stats
    Surprised the legendary isn’t 30mp. That would make it bis

    Going slower this time at my pace. I can solo, so I can pick the quest.

    Did a hardcore. Monk, 28 pt build. Hard to stat it. At least I could be aasimar.
    Ya 15 dex 14 con 12 int 16 wis, because no tomes
    Will have to +1 int at 4 to get CE
    MADE IT TO 3 elite Korthos.
    Going to borderlands next.
    Main server isn’t dead, but korthos harcore is super live
    More low levels than I’ve seen at one time...
    Mimics are killing em
    Did harbor made it to 4
    Then ran some more and was in garrison
    Lag death to electric trap
    It was lagging anyways and I was thinking of logging
    Couple hours. I’m done.
    No way I’m wasting time permadeath with lag
    And trying melee. Sorry ddo. You lose.
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    12-14
    Been diversifying. Playing some low level for bag and fey loot.
    Ya, hardcore changed my attitude
    Feel like need to break
    Not in a hurry to level, but can solo
    But sad state no lfm
    Not enough ppl in level range to fill a group
    Lucky to duo
    Except during prime time. Then some action
    But more dead now that hardcore
    But I need time live. Not chasing cosmetic
    Been working and looking over toons
    Gear list for vish and scoob
    Been playing alts to work on them as well
    13 switched over to alchy nuker. T5 inq wasn’t cutting it. Aoe rules.

    Vish.rand a normal dnd. Got a fey chest. Pulled the throwing dagger. I will never make a throwing dagger build. So gave it to the rogue hosting the raid.
    I think guild leaders get more loot. A perk?

    Lot of arms about changes
    One of the things about dnd
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
    Keep repackaging and selling same game new rules
    This is business. Sell your creative work
    Ddo is a living thing
    Changes always coming
    But when you change editions,
    You should pronounce it as such
    That what this feels like
    And hardcore is a gimmick
    Because everyone’s bored on live
    Everyone has wings and triple completionist
    Only action is the month after an update drops
    Changing the rules
    Making everything simpler
    There was lot of nuance written into the original game
    But that is all being replace by cool downs
    And avg damage to the middle
    Dumbed down game
    Already it’s three buttons on an alchemist
    No way I play that way melee
    I left because my monk was triple nerfed
    I came back to see how things were
    2 expansions, 3 really
    All geared so they don’t work together
    Still going on about codex pages
    Op casters
    I know, free dps in raids is required
    My monk is awesome actually,
    But not as awesome as my alchemist
    I still got time to serve
    I have 15 racials to do
    I’ll take the easy button
    But that’s always what it is
    And the next easy button will be bow
    Why, because it’s the new thing to sell
    Ya I see lot of vitriol on forums
    Resentment of obvious business practice
    But it gets tiring playing and gearing for fotm
    Why ppl play same build for years
    And perfect it tho it may not be OP
    and then rules change,build get wrecked
    The issue is sustaining different builds in gear
    After years of investment
    To see it destroyed
    That ****s ppl up
    A lot
    Trauma
    Quit
    Ya, how much your invested
    And ppl are invested 15 years
    Not so many anymore
    Too much frustration over changes
    And changes that don’t come back
    Maybe in 5 year cycles
    Who plays a game every 5 years?
    So there’s nothing really keeping me here
    Haven’t found any regulars to run with
    Most vets don’t play much that I knew
    Raiding community is better
    Because of discord
    Couple years off the tread wheel
    It’s still here
    I could long term triple
    And I’m close to wings
    And my endgame was just going be exploring builds
    But with the reduction to simple,
    You lose the complex
    That was the nuance I spoke of
    Like EIN used to be charged,
    By stunning fistx1 and quivering palmx3
    So it was skill? And a dance of melee to prep ein
    Now ein on a cooldown
    Stupid button
    Well, you could say it makes it better for Henshin and ninja,
    Who couldn’t sunning fist unless wraps,
    And it makes it better for any in gmof Ed, since it’s just a button
    And don’t require no monking
    But the play for it’s gone
    Just like the play for finishers is gone
    Because auto attack is better
    So when they get caster ranged and melee down to the same damage,
    And we have just one button to click,
    Ie the attack button
    That will be the game

    Because when we get it down to one button
    Then we will have a base to build on
    As it is
    Magesty is so op compared to melee
    That they are different games
    And ranged is in there too,
    But from the third perspective, of never melee
    Even tho they have melee stats and hp
    Some things are way out of balance
    But, that’s pay to win
    One button
    Pay
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    Didn’t play a week. Overplayed my hand, injured it so been resting.
    Easy lighter play.
    Rolled a 100 on the weekly. Got a dark beast heavy armor with clawed Paldrons. Cosmetic. Excellent. It’s a good as hardcore armor. I had lost my 15 cloak. It just disappeared. So I switched to my old reaper red armor. But this armor is plate too, and all black, and has a big skull on the chest. Silver highlights. So I’m wearing it now. Got a 15k and a lesser discovery too.
    Ya, now I got a big screen hi res to see the game, and cosmetics can be seen clearly. Still, the graphics ain’t much, and it’s not how you look how you perform, so cosmetics have never been a thing for me. Put on the reaper red and cloak and go to town. So hardcore presents nothing to me, I get my bragging rights off rolling 100s.
    16-17 been running Sharn. Pulled an orders garb. Have the other 2 for 3 pc. So now have the three pc 15 Sharn caster set. Also pulled the gloves for wallwatch. And the garb for bowyer, since horizon coming out will want the archer set too.
    Tho I have plans to reroll vish back into archer, I may roll kil as one too. Since he’s really the build test. At least I could gear it and test it. Kil has all the bows as does vish. Both would need Aeriana. But I’ve been running dnd regularly. So will likely have the runes. Or it may drop or pass, had one try at it on vish.
    Level20
    Ok got a couple epic lives. For x3arcanealacrity, then x1 ancient.
    At 20, 600hp and 3000 pool. Had to set twists and set draconic. I take flyby and dragon breath and draconic hunger and +6 int. 1100 hp in reaper. Now to farm keep.

    Wow. Just found my 15 cloak in the tr cache. So was I wearing it? I swear. It was when I was swapping to a cannith cloak. Had a phasecloak on, but had the cosmetic over it. Then suddenly I notice it wasn’t showing my cloak. And now I get it back, magically.

    Ya, that pay button.
    I was joking a friend how I spent 2000as on rerolls and stuff, and he said he spent 16k. So ppl put money into this game to get items. In this case we were talking reaper stat helms.
    But it’s the same way with xp pots. That’s a well worn groove. But at $7.50 a piece, I never bought them. Still won’t, there’s plenty xp in the game, and I enjoy running builds and running content.
    But I can see myself spending money on ddo points, for more AS. Tho I’m on racial track now, and that’s about 500pts per life. But stuff like ottos are $50 and other items are $35. For a item transfer. I would never pay that. That’s ripping off the poor ppl that don’t raid enough. Sure it’s providing a service, but how often it gets bought? You could sell that for $10 and make lots ppl happy and more ppl transfer to alts. I guess the rewrite code on btc is expensive.
    But as I’ve talked more players, it’s obvious they spend money on the game. $200 bucks a month avg? I wouldn’t doubt it. Internet alone is 75. So you spend 20 hours a week playing but only spend 10 bucks a month. Lolz more time than money. Now it’s more money than time, so I can spot some fast track.

    Some benchmarks
    21r1
    With fox 83 int
    50 con 1341 hp
    3900 spell pool
    Cold 380 electric 344 pos 310
    Ac85 dodge 23/27 prr49 mrr68
    Saves on spells at 70

    Gear
    Orders garb dusk lenses aetherband ml15 esoteric initiate
    Reaper COB
    CC21 con14 devotion115 falselife30 neck
    Epic voice, 1 slot
    Cc21 cloak int10 dodge10
    Belt of wicked insanity iint4 qint2
    Ring of wicked insanity int10 profane
    Ring2 celestial topaz wiz154
    Black feather boots
    Blur finger gloves lesser displace quick draw
    Epic sceptre of magnetism mag111 imag55 iwiz97
    Has new blackrazor in it
    Orb of frost cold115 icold57 icelore17

    Ok ran some keep and got a little loot haul. Enough to tetris I thought, but the esoteric set is pretty decent. Missing dc adds tho. But good cc con item, and the cloak is part done, was gonna insightful int, but it’s on ring, using it for dodge. Maybe remake as a spell resist dodge cloak. Could find a better cloak. Pulled the boots, wearing them now. Epic voice 1 slot open, prob int. And, put the soulrazor in the sceptre. Brand new. So I’m gonna level it. I will build a razor eventually. And I haven’t heard it. Keeping the 8s in duality and wild frost. So plan to level this with the build. Because all the spare loot I got in heroic wasn’t worth crunching it. I was filling the spare ring, and it barely moved it. So I won’t do that anymore. Won’t take garbage low level loot.
    Ya, went to the keep and bout a electric sceptre. So cold main electric second. Cuz I was looking a 21 sentient.
    Got the belt and ring, and the topaz for wiz and the sceptre has iwiz.
    Gloves could be replaced. I looked, 35% conceal standing, 50% with displacement. So I don’t always spell displace, just before combats, because it doesn’t last 2min.
    Reaper to 73? Split between int and con, where most of dodge comes from, I am short there most.
    Ap split is 50 bomb 24 healer 4 in fey for sp. 9 in gnome free.
    Twists are meld, arcane 2+3 and 10%spell pool
    At 21 took wellspring.
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    Put +1 int Otto in voice, put 10usp Otto in sceptre.
    Had a general plan for leveling, but grouping isn’t much so kinda haphazard. What it means is I have more xp on the reroll. But I won’t get sagas. And I was kinda wanting to see that turn. But you really got to hit it once you reroll 20. Lot of quests in 20-24 range. But even posting lfm for like c1 web r1 doesn’t get hits. So much depends on your playtime. There just isn’t server pop.
    But like this morning, early am. 3 lfm for r10 and raids. Prime time Chinese. You don’t get that any other time. Americans only roll r4-6.
    That’s why I’m up early morning. I run with them pretty regularly. I will drop into the r10s perhaps when I’m back to cap. Should be next few days.
    Wed. U49. Proc change rate. We’ll see. No way to test changes to monk. Will hear I guess. Nothing on my alchemist procs much, so I won’t notice anything. We’ll see what is reported. Theory crafting and real time are different games.
    A new storyline? And still no more set pieces. Needed a fey add. Maybe next one? Next is horizon walker. That will be some bows and bow items. Then 51. Salt marsh? Mini expansion. And ED. SO PROB NO ADDS. The fey feels incomplete. They really need new ideas for legendary loot. Or just make **** that goes together.
    Case in point. Doing some ranger build gears. I had one for cleric ranger, it was 7pc spring, 3pc summer. And other builder showed a 3pc Sharn, with all else individual pieces. But it was like maxed out. And that’s from a 2 year old set. Better than the newer 7pc, why, because flexibility. And too many needed holes not filled. I mean my set was elegant in the sense it covered basics, slotted the3pc summer for devotion, and got 7 and 3 set bonuses, which added up better than the individual piece set. But lost out on all the insight and quality fillers. I guess that’s the choice. The fey set was one expansion farmable. So there’s that. Go backwards and deeper into the game to get better. But from coming past to forward, it feels lacking. Except the winter 4pc. +20% legendary hp is awesome for melee. I would say required. That’s what’s needed in legendary. More hp buffage. I said like feats, 500hp. Stuff like that. When you add a % mod, that’s huge stacking. And it’s already in 29 gear.
    Coming back to cap. Basic farmage for some stuff. Gloryborne gloves. I think only some stuff drops in certain fey chests. I’ve seen a lot of same stuff in chests I’ve seen. Maybe 8 by now? Maybe some stuff rarer? Or that I didn’t know what I was looking for to begin. That’s always the fresh perspective. The surprise of seeing something new. Now it’s posted before it’s downloaded. So you know almost immediately what you’re looking at and where to find it. But what? Testing? Couldn’t hide the loot could you? They did that with the fey chests. But that’s all known now. Better farmers than I.
    Ya. That was one of my best loot experiences. It the money pit know as mtg. Opening packs and pulling rares. Cards you’ve never seen before. Because you know, that was before the time of card lists. The internet was still new.
    So you either get this elation or this letdown. Yay, there’s loot in the next update or boo, there’s nothing I want. I mean, most just farm it and store it anyway. I only keep the mythic and reaper stuff. Because it’s too much muleling as it is. Tho I’ve now considered leveling my 20s to 30. Should be relatively easy just take a while. Got lot of legacy loot on them and they could use a tr. but I’d rather cap them and put gear on them. Archetype wise. Then I could really be set. An army of first lifers with max gear in raid cycle. Lolz. Some do. Many. Ha. 132 reaper point achieved! Ya, I missed out 2 years.
    And what you do with 132? I told em needed couple new trees. And rewards. It’s four? Years old. Ppl not interested in playing. But it’s there for entertainment. You won ddo! 10 bucks a month easy maintenance for some fun in game. And so many connected. But so many leave together too.
    Well, now that Jeff flopped the lotro newness, maybe someone can sell him on ddo2?
    There’s that vision thing.
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    24 took embolden.
    26 cold
    27 master of vials. Works on caustic, vial and concentrates. I had to look this over. The wiki shows old info about for caustic and multivial. But I sla caustic and vial, so that’s 2 out of three. So I took out invis at 3 and put in a cold concentrate to test. I saw damage go up on vial, but caustic didn’t seem much improved but that’s a mcl20, concentrate goes to 30, but is single tgt. So need to test. I figured since I use them in rotation, it’s still useful.
    Oh ya, the comment mcl 30 multivial. Lolz 33 % nerf. Or 100% buff. Well they sold enough of that class.
    Otherwise I would go arcane insight for the dc adds.
    Was 26. Did gh. Some orchard, slayer to 7500, and still need flesh maker. Did wheloon, high road and storm horns, all first time so on r1, and somehow I was 29. So put on all my 29 gear. It’s nice having a complete set waiting for ya. Only need 300k to 30.
    U49
    Yesterday. Or wed. Ha.
    Patched in under a min. Fast connect fast computer and ssg got the downloader fixed.
    Logged in. Select kil. Try to load in. Hangs up on loading screen. Altf4
    Take a 5 min smoke break.
    Fire up launcher. Log in. Hangs up on failed to que. close launcher.
    Was talking on discord. Joking musical chairs. One logged off. I tried again.
    Waited just a couple mins. Logged in.
    This time I got in world.
    Everything lagged at screen and quest. Got into quest eventually and it ran smooth. But all else borked.
    Ran 1 quest and realized it was broken, and logged.
    It was my guess that it was a world flag. Heartbeat. So the game had a ****ing heart attack. Arrhythmia. And it passed in the night.
    To be reborn the next morning. The Phoenix of update 49?
    Ya, the QC. What can be said. It’s expected. Good intentions and all that. Well just change this to 5 minutes, so it refreshes more and thus even less lag. Live server. Ha, mail is storage. Fail. No mail on lam, on live, it’s like tr cache. Lolz. Rollback. Or roll forward.
    All seems to be smooth the next morning.
    Like placid water.
    Now we wait for the testing to roll in. Then we change it some more.
    The encore was worth the stooges comedy.
    Today, looking r4 saga runs. Need 3 quests to 30.
    Tonite, the new material.
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    Ran soul survivor first time. Really cool quest. Liked the underwater vibe and graphics. Met Vulcana. Now I’m seeing some char for these items.
    Dnd. Pulled the flame blade and shortsword same raid. Kept them both.
    Ran new content last nite and this morn. Pulled the 2 new artifacts and some other cool stuff. Too bad it doesn’t go with any sets. More separate pieces.
    The new quests are cool, but I need a few more times. Mostly new stuff I just follow around and loot. Eventually I get to learn it, but I never worry it. Makes for learning it the fast way, and usually the best way.
    Group pulled a fey at ice rare. Gloves and faery helm were in chest, and I got a Titania which I guess is looked for. But no trades went down so I kept what I pulled.
    Overall pretty good loot haul.
    Been running r6 and some r10 end game quests. Getting lot of full first time, 6 7k rxp. Pushing 74.
    At 28 elusive, 29 deific, 30 fire and arcane insight. Still have 4 to swap out. I may take eschew just for QOL. OR ON THE EPIC REROLL.
    added twist imperceptible casting.
    Raid mon. Pulled an omniscience, and got low roll on aeriania. So all my runes will go to vish, since I have about everything I want from this raid on kil. It was a d555, rolled a 45. The game is alive! I thought it was high, as was deflated, or laughing at my luck, then they said, no it was low roll and you got it. Haha.
    Switched back to loot all and sell to build plat back up. It was resetting reaper costs so much.
    As to lag and performance. Mostly no lag, as normal for me. I rarely experience lag. But last nite in raid, we were lagging at times. Rain 4 raids, r1 shroud, went smooth, lh vod, went smooth as I could tell, tho others were reporting lag, lh lob, here there was lotta 2-3 sec lag spots, but still went smooth, and a lh dnd and no real lag there, fast finish with even some puzzle training. Had a good raid leader. But if any I would chalk up to, is the switching of alts and star within the same group. I think that leads to instance instability, and there was even some talk of resetting instance. Which would be a recall disband and regroup. To fully reset the situation. Because I think a lot ques off stars stability. Anyway I’ll bring that up tonite. We were having good build discussion. As usual I was drink and smoke and pike.
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    Been raiding nightly.
    75 reaper wings
    Rolled some r6 yesterday, did wpm and then new content. Had 1k to go on last quest but had to break. So later in day ran a knight windmill looking for the cloak, and rolled 75. So from 62, about 4 points a month. A couple heroic rerolls couple three epics and cap rxp runs. I run casual up to r6 so I don’t worry where I get it, tho I do save first time cap stuff for at least r4. So got wings, but decided long time ago, I’ll never wear them. Back couple years ago it was bragging rights, not so much anymore. I made comment about how now everyone has wings, and of course the reply was not everyone. Well, after 4 years you should have wings. I took couple years off. And of course all I run with have wings. If you run elites then woman up. Reaper gets easier as you get more reaper points. It’s like any other add system in ddo. How could you not play reaper. You get left behind, and arguing mediocre fallacy.
    Gloryborne Gloves.
    Was lounging some r1 fey loot runs, had a full group. I was looking couple things. Cloak of autumn and some stuff for vish. We got done thru icemount. I was having decent luck pulling items. Some rings and fair number crystal stuff. A mythic4 shield dropped for me and someone asked for it. I don’t run shields, maybe on scoob, but I have named shields, so I passed it. Then group lead said bedtime, so we broke. I recall, and saw there was lfm up for fey chest. Then it dropped, then it came back. So I joined. Some ppl do rounds in fey looking chests. I did one this morning then figured I’d just trust my luck. So this guy had several other rares pop too. I don’t usually get that lucky. But we had a 5 group for the fey chest. Someone clicked on group then dropped saying they misclicked. Lol miss out ona fey? So we opened. I said I was looking faery helm and glory gloves. I pulled the reconstruction bracers. But the gloves were in the chest. And to the same guy I passed the shield. Oh ya, the group that suddenly dropped showed back up in the fey chest go figure. So I asked for a trade. And reminded him of the shield, and he hooked me up. So thanks Zyla. Now I’ve got my named gloves.

    The obvious change off the build was -1k sp. down to 6k. But I add +2 sacred dc, and my pos was at 630. So good for healing awesomely. Maybe saves went up didn’t check. Should post some stats. Went around and collected favor rewards. That pushed me over 2000 hp non reaper. The spell pool loss shouldn’t be much. I have great spell cost reduction, and normally I run everything turned on and use half my spell bar between shrines. Sometimes the higher reaper uses more due to more cycles having to be used. But I’ve never ran out of mana. And usually am at half bar when shrining. So I’ll see if it’s necessay. Also, lose spell pen. That may? Be a prob. I have no spell pen on the build. But that’s for instakills?
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    Noticed 1 sec lag, delay, frozen, while casting imperceptible casting. They said this would be fixed in patch. I was on the run cast it and froze.
    Short man a r1 doj. Ran short mana had to drink 2 pots. So maybe swap out gloves for short man excursions with no shrines. I could also turn off maximize...
    Put a 261wiz in the gloryborne. To make up the loss of wiz from dead ringers. Sp to 6300.
    Also pulled a super heroism augment. Ml28 +4 adds. Maybe put it in the trinket.
    Bank up to 1.3m need to reset reaper to reflex save. Have fort now, not sure why. Reflex will boost will, and fort has a +17 on it.
    Double points. Maybe $35. I don’t need anything atm, maybe more shards. Since I still chance reroll high reaper.
    Been raiding. Pn on Tuesday weds. Want to keep that up. So thurs prob epic tr for the weekend. I’ve met more that would carry me now, so I’ll test that luck. And I’ve been feeding the echo, up to 4 slots. Trying to get that 21 gear set maxed. That’s the shiznitz til 29 and full death star outfit. Easy to run reaper epics now too. Back to that comment that everyone has wings.

    New content and story
    Morgrave university. 13 eyes. Hidden hand.
    Hand of vecna
    Eye of vecna
    Vecna mysterious stranger?

    Epic reroll. 4 take eschew. 30 bogw instead of arcane insight. I find I rarely push that button. So I need another cc. The flash freeze isn’t reliable.
    I know this build has more to work with. I know there are spikes to learn maybe. But so far up to r10 pure nukage as beer and pretzels has worked. The only thing I work into rotation are buffs. Draconic hunger, wellspring, and reaper usp boost. Everything else is just pure nuke cycling.
    Like the comment on the boards. Curb stomping before and curb stomping afterward.
    Tho I do play grab aggro and meld. The melee in me is hard to put down. I also tank from time to time. I mean it’s all in learning what you can handle. I have decent defense for a caster.
    And the racial lives. Not in a hurry. I play fine as is. Those are just as time flows goals. Good to have something to work for to keep it fresh. Like upgrading an echo of black razor. Still don’t think I have the stuff for it.
    For the alchemy. I find I’m as good a cleric as a cleric. Aoe splash heals are as good as mass. And with super spell pool, I can lounge on casting heals all day. And aloota time, I’m not seeing other alchy healing. Sometimes. But it’s half my build. And starting as a cleric I find it the best part of the build. Because in a pinch I can self heal reaper. And I can boss dps. Yea melee does it better, but the meta just ain’t there. For quests, range rules. Now when raids roll, the dps comes out. But in normal runs it’s mostly ranged.
    I can say I’m prob very happy with a spell pool.
    And on a premium caster.

    A night of fey chests
    Bought $35 ddo point. Spent 1k on 200 as, for reroll s. Also cancelled my sub. Been paying $15 mo last 3 so now I will let it expire and resub 30 3 mo.
    Ran soul survivor again. Was looking the devotion qwis5 orb, since fey seemed unlikely to find soon. Ran it on r6. Did 3 reroll sand still got no loot. With a treasure pot running.
    So in the evening, ran a wake me up. Joined team thinking it was reaper. But chat was down, and was hoping they would switch to reap. They were in on EE. So I stayed thinking chat would return. But then I saw there was 3 lower 20s. Oh power leveling. Well I knew him, but wasn’t looking that train Friday nite. So they wanted to do all opts, so I ran in and started nuke clearing everything. So we got it all done pretty quick and had 3 chests at the end and the middle one was fey. Nice, on EE. I pulled the snow light armor, and the helm was in the chest. But party chat was fubar, and we had to try and send tells to talk trades. Anyways there was a roll, and I lost out. Oh well, I thanked them and left group. I still got the armor which I don’t think I had. Winter light.
    Then ran some raids r1 MOD learned to stay cardinals kept my mana pool and healed the party. On r1 dps is still pretty good so I didn’t have to move at all.
    Then ran a dnd an normal and found I could frog instakill the middle. Will have to test that on LH. AND MAYBE R1. Had weird bug at end I got stuck between walls on the last teleport. Was just in the right spot. It released when quest finished. Ppl told me to tumble out of it, but I don’t have tumble mapped. Remapped shift to jump. I’ll have to experiment.
    So, later in the nite, I was running some Chinese fey r6, and quest was frosty. So I was riding thru wilderness and saw there was a fey at the woodwoad. So I told them to recall and come get it. They missed it riding by I guess. We had 4 in party and they told me to open, so I did. I pulled stormscale, but orb was in chest. So I offered trade, and we worked it around, in Chinese and English. 3 way deal, but I got the orb for vish.
    Then we ran an immortality. Then the wanted to run a r10 tempest. We got a team for it got all the way to boss, got boss to 10% then had a wipe and it bugged and reset. So that was a fail.
    Then I ran some more after a break. They were farming frost reception. We did that then after asked what else to do and we ran icemount which I needed the bracers. Ran icemount and I got the bracers on second reroll. Nice another item for vish.
    Then I lead them to needle. But on the way another fey chest came up at the giant. So third fey chest that nite. That was another set of stormscale, they just grabbed and ran back to quest. So we did needle. That kinda went messy. But we got it done. And on first reroll I got the neck. So I’ve got all I need for the newer vish set for archery.
    I may need another set of winter boots. But the orb was for vish as a melee.
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    Reaper to 77
    Epic reroll to 20. Took arcane alacrity3
    Can’t get in game hour later. Pinging at .01 to 1. Instead of 5-7. 4 tries. This happens once a while. Wait an hour or so... waited an hour got in.
    Yesterday. Ran a few misc I can’t recall but mostly took time to rearrange spells. Such a task to put it all back together after a reroll.
    This morn? Ran von1-6. Shortmanned it did it r1 up to 25. Got it done.
    Then I took sagas. Cogs, sharn and fey. I didn’t finish RL, so maybe do that earlier and take it. And haven’t done any the eveningstar stuff or really looked them. Tho I did most favor epic this last life. Got up to 22, 23.
    Took a break, logged back about noon lfm for fey chest was up. Got on that an got an insignia. The only thing I’m really looking now is the faerie helm. I also saw autumn armor dead leaves drop, but not sure of it use yet. Has usp on it. Mmm, warlock armor. Med.
    Then lfm up for grim disturbance. I’ve heard of this but never seen it. It’s for level range to 25 so I join up and get there inside king forest. This was by the third quest with the stairs and a shrine outside. There was a portal spawned right by shrine and there was a few there, a sorc blasting waves as they came out. So I popped a major pot. Was in there for an hour and a half, but got 7500 king forest and some drow slayer. The lfm stayed up and Star changed out a few times. Wasn’t expecting it but tedious but rare I guess.
    That got me half way to 24.
    Only slayer left is thunder Holme and maybe fey. Or ravenloft. Still need to roll ES C1-9. I can solo them r1 so I’ll do that tonite.

    That grim disturbance was up 4 hours later...

    3 day weekend, started Friday, lvl30 Monday morning. Only have mines left for first time xp.
    Now to clear inventory, clear bank, and spend next week or so raiding. Maybe couple weeks. I’ve been making a reaper point a week. Vish needs some of that r6 love.
    But if I reroll I’ll spend all my time on kil. I was gonna do racials, but found the raid scene. Or I can go into reroll. Vish is in good spot.
    This life will be memory1 and gnome racial pt. Left is dwarf for 1pt. Wanted a barb, but really don’t want to play melee. And barbs are squishy. Was thinking a dwarf alchy, don’t see those too much.
    Ahh, one note. Was running rl dinner last nite, and was on the stairs and got booted from world. Wondered, server was up, so I waited and relog and it was because my sub ran out. Kicked me into select chars screen. Kil is a alchy and I haven’t bought that, so I couldn’t select him and get in and continue the quest. But vish is aasimar cleric and he’s ftp, since I bought ravenloft. So I logged him in, sent a tell to Star letting him know my sit, then resub for 3 months. It just sucks that you can’t change your sub renew unless you cancel it and let it run out. And no warning when it does if your in world. When I got back in after a 5 min wait, they had finished. Oh well. Saved $5 a month. Lolz.
    Or I can just keep rolling gnome alchy and do the wish. I’ve got half elf tie fling and shifter x3 left.
    No real builds to try out other than caster divine.
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    Ran raids. Did KT, pulled a staff of shadow. Once upon a time that was a to have staff for melee, or at least I remember I wanted it from over 2 years ago. Now it’s the staff of the mournlands. From lob. Lots of stuff lob and vod to get. Good raid items. Will prob nom the staff, just like I did null.
    Also, ran mines on r8, pulled about 7k a quest, and got to 78 reaper points.
    Running r10... learning deeper aspects of sp maint. 2 free 10 sec cycles from wellspring and insight from ottos. Also draconic and reaper boost for 1k bursts. Also learning froggy is my friend. Testing out what that works on. It’s great for single tgt. Using max off for the trash and on for boss fights. Also off for no shrine fights. There is also the dead ringer gloves for maybe 700 sp more. For raids again with no shrine, like PN OR VOD. Still testing as is.
    Need to post updated gear and some stat. Didn’t change from reroll. Numbers are pretty much exact, which is why I write stuff down, to check for my measure of the build.
    Starting to clear inventory from tr. I pretty much only keep btc items. Everything else goes into shared. Cleared about 40 items from shared to mules to make room. Cleared most of vish and kil loose inventory of newer loot.
    Checked tetris. I put on autumn cloak and winter bracer. I lose 60hp, but gain 17 ac to 147. Overall better approach, will test it out. Just that my hp drops below 2k. But in reaper there’s no diff, and the ac is more my style of play. Will have to click deathward. Have a necklace.
    Oh yes. Eschew is the best QOL on a caster. No more every worry buy or run out. I will respec this immed at lvl 12 again. It is just so much less thing to every worry.
    Finished RL saga this morn, guild to 82
    My old alma mater, the 82nd
    Time for reroll
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    Like many people here these days I'm in a different league really. I only have a handful of lives on my main and I don't play at Cap. I love the game but I don't have time to grind like that for TR or items.

    I am however thoroughly enjoying playing an Alchemist. I really, really want to make an Apothecary work but I can see some major potential issues. I'm sticking with it though - see where I get to.

    I'm at 12th currently and finding mobs that are negative immune - most of the time there's a work-around but sometimes its pretty inconvenient and being in Apothecary makes undead problematic. However the damage, when it does hit, is pretty spectacular - even on Reaper it clears groups of non-immune mobs in one hit and, given the number of SLAs Apothecary has, its very sp efficient.

    I *think* you're Bombadier right? Do you have any idea of whether the cause Admixtures will work in Epic or are too many mobs deathwarded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazarduk View Post
    Like many people here these days I'm in a different league really. I only have a handful of lives on my main and I don't play at Cap. I love the game but I don't have time to grind like that for TR or items.

    I am however thoroughly enjoying playing an Alchemist. I really, really want to make an Apothecary work but I can see some major potential issues. I'm sticking with it though - see where I get to.

    I'm at 12th currently and finding mobs that are negative immune - most of the time there's a work-around but sometimes its pretty inconvenient and being in Apothecary makes undead problematic. However the damage, when it does hit, is pretty spectacular - even on Reaper it clears groups of non-immune mobs in one hit and, given the number of SLAs Apothecary has, its very sp efficient.

    I *think* you're Bombadier right? Do you have any idea of whether the cause Admixtures will work in Epic or are too many mobs deathwarded?

    Hap
    Apothecary remarks.
    Ya I met an alchy once said he was running apothecary. I don’t see where the dps comes from. I just use it for the csw sla, and for the heal spell. Seriously, that heal spell is broke, it’s aoe, and faster than mass heal from cleric. And at cap I have like 750 pos, which is way higher than my cleric, so effectively I’m a much better healer, with a 6k spell pool. But really heals is just because I almost always play a build with heals. And alchy really fits that slot, almost too well. Oh well premium class.
    Ya I run nuker, 52 ap, with like 24 in apothecary? Enough for the x2 int.
    That alchy running apothecary, I couldn’t really tell what damage he was doing, but he had great heals.
    One other note, the nullification. Ya I found that poison is a nullification boost. So like some kinda pale master plus vile alchemist? I don’t think I’m going to test it. Poison only affects fleshies?
    Ya, good luck on apothecary. Ppl think nuker when alch joins the group. Don’t think I’ve seen an melee alch.
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    Harbor, stk, Sharn market, 3bc, , lots of all the heroic misc, like tangleroot and sorrowdusk. Made it to 7;in one day. Did 3s, 4s, and 5s. Saving fey and gatekeepers and keep catacombs and some stuff for cap rxp. But doing all the little side quests. I find I can Zerg them r1 faster than even groupin, but I put up a tr train lfm and just roll.
    No gear to 5. Then fey stuff and some rng. My rng is good, but some fey items op. Put on the reaper cob, ahhhh.
    Looking more closely as I level where the favor coming from. Last life I had 4100. Did all epic but missed a lot of heroic. Prob the 19 stuff, and some others. I generally don’t like the twelve quests. Oh ya there are those too. So much skipped. But I’m looking them now since I can solo r1. I don’t do much else r3, maybe sorrowdusk. I just don’t find it worth the time diff.
    Only note, couldn’t find my ghostbane light crossbow. Wasn’t in tr, wasn’t in shared. Found it in an officer chest. I need to keep that on me for reroll I guess. Most important thing after lvl2 and reaper is a ghostly item. I thought I had nuggets from keep, but don’t. I never farmed low level keep, after I got unicorns.
    8. Swap out few Pcs slave lords gears. Rings bracer and trinket. Adds hp and fort and stats.
    Mostly inquisitive, enough in healer for cure serious sla.
    6 max 8 empower 9 quicken. Looking my spells as I level. Nothing good till 3 for killing. Then 4s get tasty. No way I could level this as caster alchy. It couldn’t kill fast enough. But gnome inquisitor is super good, vorpal at 7, with a red slot for ghostbane. But now I’ve got 800 sp and gonna start casting some spells see how they manage at low level.
    I was gonna go dwarf for kicks, but there’s too much int for gnome, and for inquisitive. It’ll be a wish for racial point.
    10. More reaper points. Hmm, barovian gear. Another tetris.
    11. Green steel goggles. Ran threnal. Actually good xp if you know the quests, good rxp if grouped. Second run as alchy, pulled the ratcatcher. But really, from 7 on I use a vorpal feeding with ghostbane. I roll 20s and get a fair number of vorps. For real, only need it 7-12.
    Also, nuke wise, vein freeze for cc, and fiery combustion fireball, but it takes fair amount of sp, and can only run maybe 10 cycles of it. So I’m mostly just tossing a vein freeze for cc and shoot the rest. Tho going aoe is definitely the faster kill. I have the 10 RL STICKS as a alt swap, been testing it a bit, for like end fights. Turn on maximize too, tho it really costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vish View Post
    Apothecary remarks.
    Ya I met an alchy once said he was running apothecary. I don’t see where the dps comes from. I just use it for the csw sla, and for the heal spell. Seriously, that heal spell is broke, it’s aoe, and faster than mass heal from cleric. And at cap I have like 750 pos, which is way higher than my cleric, so effectively I’m a much better healer, with a 6k spell pool. But really heals is just because I almost always play a build with heals. And alchy really fits that slot, almost too well. Oh well premium class.
    Ya I run nuker, 52 ap, with like 24 in apothecary? Enough for the x2 int.
    That alchy running apothecary, I couldn’t really tell what damage he was doing, but he had great heals.
    One other note, the nullification. Ya I found that poison is a nullification boost. So like some kinda pale master plus vile alchemist? I don’t think I’m going to test it. Poison only affects fleshies?
    Ya, good luck on apothecary. Ppl think nuker when alch joins the group. Don’t think I’ve seen an melee alch.
    Yes the healing is good. When I'm in groups and there are other dps kings I revert to off-healing, sometimes primary. I ran a 17/3 alch/wiz PM last life and, whilst I don't think its that necessary as pure alcs have such good healing it is nice to be able to cure yourself AND dps with one button

    At 12, with no real kit to speak of and a standing SP in neg of around 200 I'm doing 1500 damage on a normal hit with Cause Crit and and about 1100 and 500 respectively with Cause Serious/Light and around 4500 on a Crit crit when color-sprayed which feels really nice on an aoe. I can still pull out a meta'ed Multivial if I need to as the SLAs use so little sp but the gameplay is more about what mobs I'm fighting. Non-immune mobs and I breeze through the content, immune mobs obviously not so much (although its rarely a show-stopper).

    I'm just not sure this will carry through to Epic but I'd like some Reaper Points so I'll probably try to get to cap this time.

    Hap
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