DDOQUESTS2021

If you missed last year’s free code and/or didn’t buy Peril of the Planar Eyes pack, now you have a chance to once again acquire all the content for free. SSG is giving us a free code DDOQUESTS2021 for all the content except for expansions. Redeem the code in the in game store. Read more here: https://ddo.com/en/ThankYou . The code is valid through December 31, 2021.

At the same time, SSG is offering Menace of the Underdark, The Shadowfell Conspiracy and Mists of Ravenloft in the ddo store for 99 points each. Just note that the store will offer them to you even if you own them already.

There is a similar offer on the LOTRO side, where the code is LOTROQUESTS2021 . This code is valid trough November 30, 2021. Read more about the LOTRO code here: https://www.lotro.com/en/getready . LOTRO is also offering expansions for 99 p, but since I’m not familiar with the LOTRO side of things, I recommend checking out the link for more information.

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Jarvanna TR 3

I ETR’d Jarvanna yesterday and TR’d today. Here are her before and after pictures:

Before: aasimar druid 20/ epic 10
After: aasimar druid 1

Before to the left, after to the right.

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Jarvanna 4.0

Not too long ago I geared Jarvanna a a caster-healer, I managed to get her hp to just over 2000 before temp-buffs and I switched main ED to draconic. I thought she was doing quite well, she could heal well and kill some trash in the Dryad raid and even kite the unicorns for a short amount of time. But then the U50 nerf happened and the first time I played Jarv after, and I could not stay alive in reaper for 5 min (Jarvanna doesn’t have the reaper points to make up for the hp loss – unlike Cerge).

So, now I want to make her into what Amalf calls a care bear. A tankish healer bear that is a healer that can tank when needed. Here is the draft for Jarvanna 4.0. Note, the build could just as well be pure, but I wanted to try the 17/3 build.

Jarvanna
17/3 Druid/Favored Soul
True Neutral Aasimar


Level Order

1. Druid           6. Druid          11. Druid          16. Druid
2. Druid           7. Druid          12. Druid          17. Druid
3. Druid           8. Druid          13. Druid          18. Druid
4. Druid           9. Druid          14. Druid          19. Favored Soul
5. Druid          10. Favored Soul   15. Druid          20. Favored Soul


Stats
               36pt     Tome     Level Up
               ----     ----     --------
Strength        12       +6       4: WIS
Dexterity        8       +5       8: WIS
Constitution    18       +8      12: WIS
Intelligence    10       +7      16: WIS
Wisdom          18       +8      20: WIS
Charisma        12       +7      24: WIS
                                 28: WIS

Skills
          D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  F  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  F  F
          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
Heal      3  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  2  23
Intim     3  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1     1  1  1  1  1  2  1  2        21
Diplo                       1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  2  1  2  1     1  15
Jump         1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1  1  1  11
UMD       2     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     11
Tumble    1                                                            1
         ------------------------------------------------------------
         16  5  5  5  5  5  6  6  6  4  6  6  6  6  7  7  7  7  5  5


Feats

 1        : Martial Weapon: Greatsword - swap for Empower Spell at 12+
 3        : Natural Fighting
 6        : Natural Fighting
 9        : Natural Fighting
12        : Quicken Spell
15        : Maximize Spell
18        : Empower Healing Spell
21 Epic   : Enlarge Spell
24 Epic   : Intensify Spell
26 Destiny: Toughness
27 Epic   : Epic Toughness
28 Destiny: Mass Frog
29 Destiny: Deific Warding
30 Epic   : Mental Toughness
30 Legend : Scion of: Celestia

 1 Aasimar: Bond: Bond of the Protector

 2 Druid  : Wild Shape 1: Bear
 5 Druid  : Wild Shape 1: Wolf
 8 Druid  : Wild Shape 2: Dire Bear
12 Druid  : Wild Shape 2: Winter Wolf
14 Druid  : Wild Shape 3: Fire Elemental
18 Druid  : Wild Shape 3: Water Elemental

19 FavSoul: Knowledge of Battle

10 Deity  : Follower of: Aureon

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P.S. Enhancements will be posted later.

Downgrading to premium

Note: This blog is divided in pages, click on 2 or 3 at the bottom to read more.

First, let me start with a bit of backstory. I registered with the game 7/28/2011 according to my myaccount page (this was just before U11), and I went VIP 9/23/2011. Expansions did not yet exist in the game at the time. I decided to go VIP, because the person I was playing with at the time was VIP and I wanted to make sure I could run all the same content he did.

Last year, SSG decided to give us players a few nice treats mid pandemic. First, they opened up all the content, including expansions for everyone for a limited time (see https://ddo.com/en/news/free-questing-coupon-and-vip-update-%E2%80%93-thank-you-standing-stone-games), and then they gave us a code that would permanently give you access to all non expansion content released prior to the release of the code. They also let us buy the first two expansions from the ddo store for 99 DDO Points each. I used the free code on all my existing accounts (5 at the time) and also made a new account where I used the code and bought the expansions.

Although the treats were nice, it did mean that my VIP account had lost value. The main reason I went VIP was content and now I had all the content (I had bought all the expansions). I still decided to stay as VIP out of habit and comfort. When SSG released the cost of the different bundles of Saltmarch I got a bit upset. Between the code and this “mini expansion”, SSG had only released one pack that was free to VIP, and that was a four quest pack. This mini expansion was about the size of Gianthold minus the raids, and the base pack was 20 dollars and will be 1999 in the store in February. The 10% discount they decided to give VIPs just felt like an insult to me (and the free Elixir of Discovery for VIPs who bought Saltmarch is just rude – all VIPs should have received it).

Of the previous expansions, I bought base pack for Motu, I had base and legendary upgrade of Shadowfell and the Ultimate Fan edition of Ravenloft, Sharn and Feywild. The expansions come with cosmetics and hirelings delivered to every toon you make – which takes up a lot of inventory space – I throw a lot of it out. The teleporter item was a disappointment for me for Sharn and Feywild so with that and my hireling folder being full, I had decided not to buy any more Ultimate Fan Editions. In fact, I was going to get the base edition of Saltmarch.

When Saltmarch was released, my resentment had grown, and I decided to put my money where my mouth is and let my VIP expire – I removed the payment options from the store so the next payment couldn’t be drawn. This gave me 1.5 weeks to make sure my account was the way I wanted it. I did not buy Saltmarch, but am planning to get it for points.

Cerge TR 11

Sunday morning I TR’d Cerge to get rid of his monk levels – since I don’t own monk and wasn’t planning to play a monk again any time soon. Here are Cerge’s before and after pictures.

Before: Monk 10/ Fighter 6/ Paladin 4/ epic 10 pdk
After: Barbarian 1 razorclaw shifter

Before to the left, after to the right.

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Thoughts on the upcoming mini expansion

During Corodvan’s live stream on Wednesday he showed us the trailer and editions for the upcoming mini expansion Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh that is currently planned to be released next Wednesday. Note, this post is divided in pages, click on page 2 and 3 to read more.

Thaz eTR 13

Thazara eTR’d yesterday and got her first arcane past life: Arcane Alacrity. Here are her before and after pictures:

Before to the left and after to the right.

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Cerge 12.0

I was choosing between fighter and barbarian – I had intended to do fighter, but then I decided to spend runes on the tail of suulomades for my current build – and decided I wanted to use it again next life. Since I am still sticking to iconics, the obvious choice for barbarian was the razorclaw shifter.

This is the first draft of Cerge 12.0, razoclaw shifter barbarian. I used the Lite planner again.

Cerge 12.0
Barbarian 20
True Neutral Razorclaw Shifter


Stats
               36pt     Tome     Level Up
               ----     ----     --------
Strength        20       +8       4: STR
Dexterity        8       +8       8: STR
Constitution    18       +8      12: STR
Intelligence     6       +7      16: STR
Wisdom           8       +7      20: STR
Charisma        12       +7      24: STR
                                 28: STR

Skills
          1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
         ------------------------------------------------------------
Intim     1  1  1  1  1  1  2  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  3  23
Balance   1  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  11
UMD       1  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  1     11
Bluff                          ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  1  1  ½         7
Jump      1                                                     1      2
Tumble    1                                                            1
         ------------------------------------------------------------
          8  3  3  3  3  3  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  5  5  5  5  5  5


Feats

 1        : Power Attack
 1 Razorcl: Razorclaw Shifter
 3        : Stunning Blow
 6        : Two Handed Fighting
 9        : Improved Critical: Slashing
12        : Improved Two Handed Fighting
15        : Greater Two Handed Fighting
18        : Armor Proficiency: Heavy
21 Epic   : Overwhelming Critical
24 Epic   : Weapon Focus: Slashing
26 Destiny: Perfect Two Handed Fighting
27 Epic   : Epic Fortitude
28 Destiny: Perfect Two Weapon Fighting
29 Destiny: Dire Charge
30 Epic   : Blinding Speed
30 Legend : Scion of: Arborea

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P.S. I will upload a picture of the enhancements later.

Cerge eTR 17

On Tuesday, after completing What Goes Up for saga, I eTR’d Cerge and Darthpyre, both getting the Brace PL. Here are Cerge’s before and after picture, before to the left and after to the right. To see what he looked like without the mask, have a look at Cerge eTR 16.

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Jarvanna’s gear post U48

I’ve been working on updating my caster druid and making her more druid and less of a divine copy (I have had a habit of playing her similar to my cleric). In doing this I wanted to redo her gearset with Feywild gear, to make her over all better. I also switched ED and changed her enhancements – but these aren’t quite done yet. I did want to share my current gear setup, though. Here it is. Note, this is Jarvanna 3.0.

Goggles: Legendary Collective Sight, Wisdom +21, Insightful Wisdom +10, augment: Esoterica (3 Pieces Equipped: +4 Artifact Bonus to all Spell DCs)
Head: Legendary Crown of Snow (Winter), augment: Diamond of Strength +11
Neck: Legendary Winter Court Necklace (Winter), augment: Diamond of Dexterity +11
Trinket: Bottled Rainstorm (Autumn), augment: Topaz of Greater Transmutation
Armor: Cladding of Dead Leaves (Autumn), augment: Essence of the Epic Litany of the Dead
Cloak: Legendary Cloak of Autumn (Autumn), augment: (empty)
Bracers: Legendary Levik’s Bracers, augments: Diamond of Festive Wisdom +2, Esoterica
Belt: Strap of Autumn Leaves (Autumn + Winter), artifact, augments: Globe of True Emperial Blood, Sapphire of Spell Agility +15, Topaz of Deathblock
Ring 1: Legendary Omniscience, augments: Topaz of Greater Evocation, Esoterica
Boots: Legendary Deepsnow Boots (Winter), augment: Topaz of Blindness Immunity
Gloves: Legendary Deadringers (Autumn), augment: Topaz of Fear Immunity
Ring 2: Circle of Malevolence
Main hand: The Legendary Queen’s Sceptre
Main hand (option): Legendary Malleable Sceptre of Devotion
Offhand: I don’t have this item yet, but the plan is: Legendary Solid Sound with quality wisdom +5
Offhand (option): Legendary Malleable Sceptre of Devotion

I also use Staff of the Summer Solstice for temporary hp.

I am still not set on my enhancements, filigrees (I have some slotted but these are bound to change) or ED, so I will post these later.

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