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    Community Member Airidil's Avatar
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    Wow. I have to say, wow. Our usual group is a four person group and tonight we were one short. We decided to 'Purge the Fallen Shrine' in the desert on elite!

    Our Group
    Level 10/1 paladin/fighter
    Level 10/2 fighter/ranger (me)
    Level 11/1 cleric/sorc

    Two steps in we went through half the cleric's spell points (about 450sp). Woah! Time to think this through. We can't just smack them around as usual. With doubt in our minds we considered abandoning the fool-hardy adventure. But alas! We would not faulter! We prepped for a crawl. Time for a bit of strategy!

    With defensive fighting, bark skin and stone skin all activated my AC hit 50 and we crawled forward. I passed my wounder off to our paladin who would CON damage the flesh renders and fire reavers to death while I destructed, weakened and drove their DEX down with maladroit. Eventually once our Palidan remembered to turn his Divine Power on and could hit them with a +27 to attack, we settled on weakening and wounding with the occasional destruction or high DPS.

    Weak Fire Reavers are fun, but flame strike was still doing 10-20 points of damage above our fire resist 30's and 10 DR from the stoneskin. I couldn't really tell but my cleric wife assures me this is close to accurate.

    The strategies were near flawless. It became nearly routine to arrow pull or body pull one or two at a time to a quiet corner to be culled from the herd. I have to say those renders have amazing hearing and sight which definately made it a fantastic challenge!

    Near the end, despite our best efforts to pull individually, three CR 21 fire reavers jumped on us! Velah be humbled! A chunk of SP later we survived as before, a little shaken for what we just accomplished.

    We amused ourselves with taunts to the remaining reavers like, "Nevermind the halfling wounding you in the back reaver! You're still at full health! Oh yah and I trimmed your nails for yah. No charge."

    Dropping a blade barrier in the hall, we ran the five named around until they died. I love that spell.

    Finally after 73 minutes of 'edge of your seat' fun, we finished the quest on elite using almost every tool we had, with no deaths, no recalls, a little SP to spare and one of the best dungeon crawls of my ddo career.

    Would I do it again!? Absolutely! Even though my repair bill was over 7600GP, it's not every night you have to use everything and the kitchen sink to defeat an adventure. Yah I threw my sink at the reavers. They didn't like it.
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    Grats on being able to do it with that build, it is fairly easy to 3 man it with a wizzy, cleric, and tank doing cloudkill solid fog strat, but doing it with your group setup must not have been easy, specially since you were all lvl 10
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    Gormageddon 9/1 Ranger/Wizard Drow
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    Gormshadow 12 Sorcerer - Human UMD
    Gormsniper 1/9 Ranger/Fighter Elf- Archer
    Gormforged 13 Ranger Dwarf - Strength Based

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    I'm level 12 bub! I love ya goom!
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    Congrats. However we did it without dying once or recalling for spell points. We like to play it old school.
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    Yeah, don't think 3 man fallen shrine in general on elite is so fantastic, but 3 man fallen shrine without the use of solid fog and/or cloudkill is quite an accomplishment. Good job!

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    Good job guys.

    A lot of posters on this forum live to just say they can do it better or rag on you.

    It took me almost 2 hours and a lot of recalls to make it solo...three guys whipping through it for fun and loot as you did is again a great accomplishment.

    I feel your pain when you post as the first to do something (or feel you are) and are proud of a great feat and others rag you.

    Rest assured, there are many on here that do not post (for the above reasons) who do read and applaud what you did...

    And the old cloukill arguement....what is the difference between fighting in cloudkill or 3 fighters with wounding and paralyzing weapons...? Somehow a squishy mages spell is cheating or cheap, but using a wounding weapon, which actually does more con damage quicker, is somehow ok.....

    I think what they did rocked. I think what I did with my mage rocked. I think everyone ragging on us should just let it go. We are all here for fun... If you can do better, post non photoshopped pics and prove it..

    see you at the shrine.....

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