Thazara’s gear Sharn edition

I’ve spent quite a few evenings farming Sharn with Hamster, Osi and some others, and there are still a few items I’d like to have to finish my gear. I did, though manage to finish my set with what I currently have, and update the spreadsheet. Check out tab August 9, 2019 by clicking on the image below for the latest gear setup. Click on the other tabs to see older setups.

Just a short blog to post something different from the raids blogs.

I might do another ‘this is my cleric’ video at some point, if I have the time and energy.

That’s all for now.
Thank you for stopping by.

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Thazmaniac does Gianthold

Shortly after I bought Sharn I wanted to turn my reserved name Thazmaniac into a tiefling – since I wanted her to look like a devil. I haven’t had much time to play her, but starting at level 7 I’ve gotten her to 15 (14) in the pictures, and I’ve been soloing heroic R1 with a hireling. R1 has been feeling quite easy so I could probably have done R2. I also made an assistant character on an alt account to help me out in crucible and pop.

Here are some of the screenshots from the last runs.

In PoP I took out all the bosses – including the marilith
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What they looked like on TR – Firetha

Firetha started on Cannith server (May 29, 2012) and had the name Keronna. Keronna moved to Orien server October 9, 2014 and her name was changed to Firetha. Keronna did one TR before switching servers and have done 3 since then. Firetha’s 2 ERs were done in combination with TRs.

TR 1 (Sep 3, 2013): Keronna as a half-elf, 18 cleric/ 2 monk/ 5 epic.
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What they looked like on TR – Cerge

Cerge has done 8 TRs and 12 ERs in the soon 7 years since he was born (Feb 24, 2012). Here are his “what he looked like on TR” pictures.

TR 1 (Apr 15, 2013): I didn’t do separate before and after pictures for Cerge’s first TR, but the picture to the left is his first picture. Cerge as a warforged, 20 sorcerer/ 5 epic.
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What they looked like on TR – Maidae

Maidae has done 5 TRs and 12 ERs in the 7 years since she was born (Feb 1, 2012). In between she’s stayed at cap running epics and raids. Here are the “what she looked like when she TR’d” blog pictures I could find on the blog:

TR 1 (Nov 12, 2012): I didn’t take a before picture when Maidae did her first TR, but this was her character picture on the blog at the time. Maidae as a half-elf monk, level 20.
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Thazara’s gear, Ravenloft edition

The last post I did about Thaz’s gear was posted April 15. Since then I’ve adjusted and readjusted her gear several times and I realised it’s getting difficult to keep track of it all. So, I decided to make a spreadsheet, and since I also wanted to also keep track of her old gear setup, I decided to do a new tab each time I do a major gear swap.

Here is Thaz’s spreadsheet. Click on the tabs to view old and new setup. The spell power and crits down below show her different values depending on offhand weapon. Higher spell power lowers dcs, lower spell power higher dcs. The intent was to get the Adherent set without losing too much of what she already had. Click on the picture to view spreadsheet.

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Regearing Thazara a bit

So, several new quests have been released and Thaz’s gear hasn’t been updated in a while. I looked at her gear and how to improve it. Ravenloft has a lot of nice gear, but some of them would lose me things that I can’t get anywhere else, so I couldn’t switch them out, for example the spell lore on embers and the impulse on earthen mantle.

This is what I came up with. I also want to point out that Thaz has the following tomes: +7 con and wis and +6 the rest.

Goggles: Visions of Precision with Mythic Goggle Boost +1, augments: Topaz of Fear Immunity, Golem’s Heart
Head: Epic Halcyonia, augment: Globe of True Imperial Blood
Neck: Epic Noxious Embers, augments: Sapphire of Resistance +8, Diamond of Insightful Intelligence +2
Trinket: Epic Litany of the Dead, augment: Diamond of Festive Wisdom +2, Diamond of Festive Intelligence +2
Armor: Platemail of the Celestial Sage with Mythic Armor Boost +2, augments: Sapphire of Spell Agility +15, Diamond of Vitality +20
Cloak: Legendary Earthen Mantle, augment: Draconic Soul Gem
Bracers:  Legendary Lore-Fueled Packbanner, augment: Sapphire of False Life +40
Belt: Legendary Plateshard Belt (Belt), augment: Diamond of Concentration +13
Ring 1 (always on): Legendary Chieftain, augment: Sapphire of Good Luck +2
Boots: Supreme Tyrant Green Steel Boots of Concordant Opposition (Blindness Immunity, +150 sp)
Gloves: Gauntlets of the Arcane Soldier, augments: Diamond of Dexterity +8, Diamond of Strength +7
Ring 2 (possibly swap): Legendary Brazenband, augment: Topaz of Greater Evocation
Main hand: Dusk, the Light Descends, augments: Meridian Fragment. Sentient gem with the following filigrees:  Embraced by Light: Healing Amp, Embraced by Light: Light Spellpower, Embraced by Light: Wisdom, To Hell and Back: Spellpower, To Hell and Back: MRR, Grandfather’s Shield: Healing Amp, Grandfather’s Shield: PRR
Offhand: Libram of Silver Magic, augment: Ruby of Devotion +138

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Jarvanna’s story ->Jan 28, 2018

It’s finally time to tell the story of Jarvanna. When I did the character stories last time, Jarvanna didn’t get one, as there wasn’t that much to tell. Instead I posted this blog about her. Now, almost 5 years later, Jarvanna’s story isn’t really that long, and yet, it’s been 5 years.

In July 2012, my sister decided to start playing DDO. Since I didn’t have a char at the right level, and since the druid class had been released only a short while earlier, I decided to make a druid. The very first post I found mentioning Jarvanna, was this one: While everyone’s off in King’s Forest…

Here are the blogs from Jarvanna’s early days:
July 7, 2012 Instead of Cannith night…
July 11, 2012 Thinking about my toons and about the game
July 14, 2012 Bugs or goofs?
July 19, 2012 Cannith night finally
August 5, 2012 Sort of a meh night
August 9, 2012 A return to Tangleroot Gorge
October 14, 2012 Saturday
October 17, 2017 Let’s dance
November 1, 2012 More mabar talk
December 3, 2012 Weekend runs 1/3

When I made Jarvanna, my sis was playing a fighter, later she decided to also make a druid. We were levelling slow, as we only played about once a week. It took us about a year and a half to hit heroic cap on our first lives.

Here are the blog posts from 2013 mentioning Jarvanna:
January 6, 2013 Dusting off my druid
January 14, 2013 1 week, 4 toons; quests and raids
February 2, 2013 Some memorable moments this week
February 4, 2013 9 days of gaming
February 22, 2013 Time, again. And my goals
February 25, 2013 My weekend, a quick blog
March 5, 2013 Cove cove cove
March 10, 2013 …and it’s a wrap!
March 23, 2013 Testing the limits
April 2, 2013 Jarvanna is growing up April 2, 2013
April 29, 2013 This weekend in DDO
June 6, 2013 Running stuff under level
August 13, 2013 Naming toons
September 30, 2013 Dancing… on the ship
October 2, 2013 Current plans for my toons
October 18, 2013 Heroic Elite Crucible on gimpy druids
October 28, 2013 Mabar mabar mabar
November 8, 2013 Update 20 approaching
November 21, 2013 This is kind of hard (Delirium)
November 28, 2013 Another one for the trolls, Acid Wit

In March of 2014 we did our first and so far only TR. This time I made a build plan for her, with some help from people on the ddo forums.

Here are the blogs from 2014:
February 8, 2014 Running the druids
February 19, 2014 Dancing… on the ship 2
March 6, 2014 Jarvanna 2.0
March 6, 2014 Jarvanna 2.0 take 2
March 8, 2014 Jarvanna TR’d
March 22, 2014 Jarvanna and Schoan pt 2
May 8, 2014 My ddo history so far
May 30, 2014 Jarvanna dancing on the ship
November 22, 2014 Jarvanna & Schoan adventuring again

After I moved from Finland to Sweden, our weekly runs turned into less often. In 2015 Valdayanie joined our group and we slowly made our way not only to heroic cap but epic as well. Once epic, I decided that I wanted us to finish all our EDs before the next reincarnation. This means that we are still on our second lives. We have run more often than I’ve blogged about it, though.

Here are rest of the blogs where Jarvanna is tagged:
April 3, 2015 The druid and her shadow
April 3, 2015 Questing week 14
May 23, 2015 How about some questing?
December 11, 2015 Reincarnation mapping
September 12, 2016 So this is Legendary
February 1, 2017 Same view, different image
May 14, 2017 Jarvanna and Schoan do EEs
July 1, 2017 LN TS with static group
July 8, 2017 CitW with static group
July 29, 2017 Raiding with the static group
September 9, 2017 Running U31 quests with the static group

What are the future plans of Jarvanna? After Jaravanna’s first life as a melee caster, I decided I wanted to do two more lives as a druid on her, a melee and a caster. As a melee a she’s been doing really well, especially since getting some points in her EDs, but I’m unsure if she’ll contribute enough to the group as a caster. Right now I’m considering turning her into a paladin for her third life. First we will continue working on our EDs and hopefully finish them all before we reincarnate. Since we are non iconic characters at epic cap, the plan is to do a double reincarnation, first epic and then heroic. What the actual future holds for Jaravanna is yet to be known.

To follow Jarvanna’s future story, look for her tag: Jarvanna.

Firetha’s story -> May 19, 2017

This is vol 2 of Keonna’s story that I posted January 19, 2013. Keronna, which means spell keeper in elvish, started out as a half-elf cleric with sorcerer diletante on the Cannith server. On Cannith we were running a 5 man group for a while, but soon we were down to 3. My friend Cat joined us and we were 4, but then Cat and Ness left, and it was just me and Rilosa. Before this, though, we had leveled past the heroic cap, done some epics and raids and TR’d. For Keronna’s second life I really wanted to try an undead staffer.. so I made her into a wizard-monk.

Now that I think of it, I can’t really remember much about the static Cannith group. We played together once a week for a couple of hours, we progressed slowly, didn’t acquire much gear and didn’t raid much. The few times I did host a raid, my character felt weak and the server natives didn’t know me or run raids the way I’m used to on Orien. When both Cat and Ness left the group, I felt that progressing would become a lot harder with just me and Rilosa, as neither of us ran a very high dps character at the time. So, after not too much hesitation, I decided to move Keronna to Orien to benefit from the gear and guild I have there. Rilosa soon followed and became part of my and my sister’s static group.

Things changed when Keronna moved to Orien. First I had to change her name, as there already was a Keronna on the server (although, I’m not convinced that there was). Since she had had an elvish name, I wanted her to still have that. I settled for Firetha, which in elvish means dark healer. I found it fitting as Firetha was a palemaster at the time, i.e. healing from dark spells. Then I capped her EDs and did a few raids before I decided to TR into her next life.

For Firetha’s third life I decided to make her an elf air sorc. I had seen some videos of how powerful one of those can be, so I wanted to give it a try. She turned out as a squishy mana drain who only did some of the dps I had seen on YouTube. I wanted more, and that’s when I decided that I was going to turn Firetha into the first character of mine to do a heroic TR train, TR’ing at 20. I started with wizard lives, of which Firetha needed 2. As I write this Firetha is on her third and final wizard life, after which she will be a sorcerer again.

Leveling a wizard solo in heroics was slow and tedious, so for her current life I’ve been leveling with a barbarian that I created on one of my alt accounts. Of course this limits me a bit, as that account does not have access to all the same content as my main.

Anyway, here are some old posts from Cannith:
January 26, 2013 In wait for U17
May 4, 2013 Keronna update; getting closer to epic
May 25, 2013 Cannith game night: epics and raids
August 28, 2013 Keronna 2.0
October 8, 2013 Cannith night – zombies!
October 16, 2013 Cannith again, zombie update
November 27, 2013 Cannith, Cannith, Cannith
January 14, 2014 Questing Cannith
March 19, 2014 When did this happen?
May 6, 2014 Static Cannith night
May 13, 2014 Not one shadowsight, but two
June 3, 2014 Keronna my pm henshin, finally hit 20
September 25, 2014 And then there were two

Firetha’s move to Orien:
October 10, 2014 So long, and thanks for all the fish…

Firetha’s reincarnation blogs:
September 3, 2013 True Reincarnation
March 9, 2015 Epic + True Reincarnation
October 5, 2015 Epic + True Reincarnation
December 2, 2016 True Reincarnation

Firetha’s videos:
Keronna/ Firetha

Since I’m not a big fan of running low level heroics, and since I’m dual-boxing my TR, I basically only run Firetha when I’m too low on time to run one of my other characters, or when the mood hits, which isn’t that often. Due to this, Firetha’s levelling is going rather slow, yet not as slow as it did on Cannith.

So, what does the future hold for Firetha? Currently I don’t really know. There’s no long time end game plan for her, as she was made as a just for fun character. I’ve been making it up as I go along. For the time being the plan is just to do 3x caster lives, after which we’ll see.