I finally had some time to play and I managed to cap Thaz yesterday. So, I wanted to do an updated post about her gear and build. I’m pretty much still following the Thazara 1.4 build, but I’m sticking to concentration over diplomacy and I have here updated the build plan to include levels 29 and 30. This is a max wisdom, max evocation dc, light spammer build. Force is used for blade barrier and arcane pulse.
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Level 30 True Neutral Elf Female
(20 Cleric \ 10 Epic)
Hit Points: 615
Spell Points: 804
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(32 Point) (Level 1) (Level 30)
Strength 8 14
Dexterity 10 16
Constitution 14 20
Intelligence 14 20
Wisdom 18 37
Charisma 8 14
I’ve been working on a raid spreadsheet where I will add links to my videos, and I realised I did not have any video of Tempest’s Spine, heroic or legendary. I thought about it, and since Maidae is my solo raider, I figured it should be her that does the soloing. I started with a recording of the heroic version, which I just ran through, even did did some of the optional chests.
The legendary version required a bit more preparation. There’s at least one intelligence rune you need to be able to activate to get forward, and I needed around 37 int to be able to do it (34 was too low, 37 success). I checked all the chars I had available on alt accounts, and there was only one that could do it, Godscraft. Maidae could do the strength herself. I did several attempts where I for one reason or another decided to recall and restart. In one I booted Godscraft before the second rune, in one I didn’t bring my bells for the locked doors, and in one the phone rang, so I decided to start over. It was I believe try 5 that I decided to complete the run, and in that run I ended up with 4 red named optionals in the same room, which slowed me down.
I wanted to do a full run with all 3 runes, so I did. Since it’s a raid and not a quest, it was important to stay alive, and to not get tossed in the end fight. Some rooms had me worried, but the mobs don’t hit that hard on normal, so the run was a bit slow, but no real fear of dying. Having improved evasion and somewhat decent prr helps of course. Check out the videos below or go to my YouTube channel to view them in full screen.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.
After the server hall move, ddo experienced an unusual amount of lag.. to the point where raiding just wasn’t fun anymore. I decided to take a break from raiding. For weeks or even months, ppl have been telling me that the raids have been playable again, but I just kind of lost the drive for raiding. But.. this Saturday I had a cup of coffee and sat down with the plan to do multiple raids at 8pm UTC+1. I posted for legendary elite Tempest Spine, and quickly was joined by a few ppl. Suddenly I had too many ppl talking/ typing at the same time, and I was getting lost trying to make sure everyone got their questions answered and that I had the right characters for the tasks I needed.
After a bit of waiting, I decided that we had enough ppl to start.. and while we were heading to fire and ice, the last spots filled. We struggled a bit in fire & ice, but the rest of the raid went well.
Typically, I snapped a shot right when you can’t see Sorjek.
Some time ago I decided to work on Godscraft’s EDs, since he had a lot of them not finished or capped. I started bringing him along when I was leveling my own chars, but soon realised that I could take advantage of his skills so to speak. When I was leveling Cerge on his previous eTR I brought Gods along, and now when I decided to finally start leveling Thaz again I’m bringing him along. Though, he’s not so much tagging along, as he is doing most of the dps, and Thaz only steps in when Gods is facing mobs that Thaz handle better.. or he runs out of sp.
Since Gods is almost done with his EDs, I didn’t feel like I wanted to give him a spot when I had ppl interested in joining me.. but when my lfm was up with no joiners, Gods helped me quest. We did Impossible Demands, The Unquiet Graves and The Lost Thread before I had to log off due to rl. Below are some screenies from The Lost Thread. Gods did most of the killing, Thaz did the collars (because her concentration is more than enough compared to Gods’), and the room with Eldrin Szind since she could handle the mobs in there better than Gods could. Thaz also lead Ana.
Selfie with Ana.. sort of.
This year also I went to Croatia for two weeks… but this time I wasn’t travelling there to see Darth, but we flew there together to visit his family and friends. Darth’s dad has a photo studio and he wanted to take some pictures of us. This one I feel is the best one of the both of us.
I was asked about my build and my gear setup for the character I’ve been running solo raids on. The build plan up to lvl 28 (cap when the plan was made) can be found here: Maidae 6.0, for feats at level 29 and 30 I took Deific Warding, Shot on the run and Scion of Arborea.
Here are my current enhancements:
My current gear list:
Goggles: Visions of Precision
Head: Mythic Emerald Gaze; augments; Topaz of Power +250, Topaz of Blindness Immunity
Neck: Shroud of Ardent
Trinket: Epic Litany of the Dead
Armor: Outfit of the Celestial Avenger, Mythic Armor Boost +4
Cloak: Greensteel (heroic); Concordant Opposition, +45 hp
Bracers: Dumathoin’s Bracers
Belt: Epic Belt of Thoughtful Rememberance; augments; Sapphire of False life +35, Diamond of Insightful Con +2
Ring 1: Strange Tidings, Mythic Ring Boost +3
Ring 2: Circle of Malevolence
Boots: Boots of Blessed Travels
Gloves: Sanctified Gages
Weapon: Complete Thunder-forged Longbow; 1st Degree Burns, Dragon’s Edge, Mortal Fear
Note; my gear setup isn’t optimised. I am sure I could improve my character by switching some things out. The items I really like, that I do recommend getting are the armor and the boots. The rest may be available on random loot. The only new thing my character has gotten the last year or so is the armor. The bow I made before mortal fear was made to not work in legendary content. It still works great in other epics, though.
I am running my character in Fury ED, but Legendary Dreadnought might work just as well.
That’s all I can think of for now, any questions?
Regards, Micki/ Thaz
It’s been some time since the last video, and now I’ve finally made another one. This time I decided to give Shroud a go. Soloing Shroud isn’t really anything special, and has been done many times before.. but soloing is still different than running with a group. It’s been a while since I’ve done a shroud, so I wasn’t sure I would remember every part fully, but things went pretty well.
In part 1 I forgot the order we do the portals in on Orien.. well at first, before I remembered it again. Portals were easy and somewhat fast.
In part 2 I got a bit unlucky with the reds, I got both fire elemental and cat.. which are the most difficult ones due to their speed. I struggled a bit in p2, but eventually got it done.
Part 3 I tried to hurry by shooting the crystals over the puzzles and running water. The rainbow spawned when I had 3 waters let to do, so had to mind it, but things went well.
Part 4 took me two rounds, probably because I didn’t wait for manyshot to be off timer before killing off the last of the trash.
Part 5 was quite easy, even though the blades spawned after a while. Harry moved me a few times, but that was about it.
Due to my lack of time lately, I haven’t been putting up lfms as I used to, but have mainly been soloing. This because I would only run one quest per night, and I didn’t want to lfm for just one quest. I did, though, put up an lfm for Lords of dust chain last friday, and had some good runs. I also joined an lfm for EE Chrono before running the Eveningstar quests. Anyway, back to the solos. On Thursday I finished the house D chain EE solo and today I finished the first Eveningstar chain. I was complaining to Short about how crappy my character has been feeling, and he gave me some pointers as how to improve. With some changes, I feel that the quests were going better… but the champs were still killing me. Have a look at screenies below.
I finally had some time to play, so I decided that it was time to do another solo raid video. I’m running Maidae, who is a monkcher this life, and I’m starting with the easier raids, working my way up. Monkchers used to be really op, and really easy to play… but then they got nerfed, and now you don’t see a whole lot of ppl playing them anymore. This is my first monkcher build, and imo she’s doing pretty good. I’m sure she doesn’t have as much dps as the old monchers did, but with my thunderforged bow I have been able to solo some raids. This time I attempted and finished The Chronoscope EE. Turns out it wasn’t as challenging as I thought it was going to be. It was easier than The Fall of Truth eN. Check out the video below.
Note, this wasn’t a zerg run, I could have saved a lot of time by just doing things faster, skipping trash and monologues.. but it’s been a while since I ran this raid, and I couldn’t quite remember how everything goes. And this was my very first time soloing it.
It’s been a while again since I wrote a post. I’ve been quite busy with rl, lots to do at work and I’ve adopted a few more degus that take up a bit more of my evening time. When I have been playing I’ve been soloing with my the main char on my third account piking. Or I started doing that when I realised she had/ had access to the packs I wanted to run. It’s only been an hour or two each night, and me missing some nights too, so leveling has been slow.
When Cerge hit 20, but Genmaicha was still 18, I decided to hit IQ.. starting with In the Demon’s Den. I’ve only run that quest once before, so I was curious to see if I could solo it. I quickly realised that 1. I needed a trapper to get past at least one of the traps (the first one) and then, even after killing everything and prepping the djinn, I still needed at least one more person to help me kill the djinn. I noticed that the djinn respawned in the time it took me to run from killing one back to center. Anyway, I put up an lfm, quickly got 3 joiners and we finished the quest no problem.
Then (spreading it out over several nights), I continued with the first IQ chain.