I made a druid at the time my sister decided to try out the game. It’s been a few months, I think, and I TR’d my monk. My druid has been offline for a whole month. So, yesterday I decided to bring her out and play for a while. I didn’t make a build plan for this toon, and I only found one thread on the forums with an idea of a build plan (at the time I was looking). But, I decided to build her like Thazara, caster with enough str for melee fallback. I took toughness, augment summoning, maximize, spell focus: evo, if I’m now remembering correctly. I keep calling my druid “my gimp”, but as a matter of fact for being a first lifer she’s almost as tough as Maidae. I trained wolf to be survivable and generate little aggro. He’s got trap resistance, toughness, wolf feed, etc. I buff Wolf on the guild ship when I buff myself. At level 8 he had more hit points than Jarvanna. 🙂
So, yesterday we decided to run something as a duo with my sister. As she’s premium with only VON and Delera’s, we decided to give delera’s elite a go. Her druid is lvl 6, Jarvanna was 8. We brought hirelings, and both had our wolves and summons. I would buff the party with spiderskin and magic fang (summons, wolves and sis in wolf form), myself with ram’s might, bull’s strength, enveloping Swarm, then switch to winter wolf form, add fang and Harrowing Pack and off we go.
Except for hirelings dying in traps, sis’ wolf dying in traps, etc. we actually did really well. 🙂 I leveled Jarv to 9 before the last one, picked up fire wall and reincarnate, and the traps didn’t even pose a treat. The first trap that explodes on you, I drank a haste pot and ran through, got hit only once for a little bit of points. Only problem in this quest was that didn’t remember that there’s only one shrine in it, so I was wasting too much mana and didn’t have any left for the boss fight. So, first try we ended up wiping there. Second go, better mana management and fire wall in-boxing in the boss fight and success. 🙂
😛 Now I’m hoping I don’t get too excited running my druid, as she’s supposed to be support for my sis… and I’ll level her way too quickly if I start running her more.
Ty for reading and happy questing
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