I was maybe 10 min late for my raids last week, but nothing big. I put the lfm up and slowly people started joining. The problem was that several of the joiners were lower level than I would have wanted, and when a 3rd cleric joined, I decided to switch to Maidae instead. I let anyone interested join until the last spot when I realised we still didn’t have a strength character for the levers. The arti’s dog was about 10 points too low, so he started looking at ways to get the str up. I left the lfm up for str, but in the end we used the dog, as non of the players had str.
Fire and ice was no messier than normally, a few deaths but we had good people and down they went. A couple of people got left in ice, but managed to run past the mobs to get to the rest of us. The dog did a good job on the levers and we finished off the mobs on the way to the end fight ok. The end fight was slow. Not only was it slow, but Sor’jek reset twice. One player got blown off and died and the decided to leave the party. We were low on dps, and after the second reset, I think more than one person went afk of boredom. I felt like there weren’t too many of us left attacking after a while. I had switched to auto attack, hitting adrenaline, fury and manyshot as well as my other action keys every so often. It took us over an hour to finish. Some named items dropped.
I was a little bit late last Saturday, and posted for R2 LTS at about 3.15 pm EST (I try to always post at 3). The group was slow filling, and it wasn’t until one of the last few spots that we got strength. The group filled before we started, and I waited for most before running to the front door. This time I didn’t die, in fact things went really smooth up until the end fight. Most of the party stayed in the safe spot, yet Sorjek reset once. He fell down and then reset. I don’t know what caused him to fall down or if the reset was because of the fall or if one of the party members got knocked off. The end fight was anyway long and boring, but eventually Soejek went down. We finished the raid in 30 min, and I didn’t die at all this run. A few named items dropped.
I posted for R2 LTS a few minutes after 9 pm my time (3 pm EST) last Saturday. Haleyh joined as my first party member, and we had intelligence, Jedli as 5th and we had str. A few minutes later we were ready to start. This was my first TS since Thaz’s eTR and me changing her bracers to a pair of crafted ones. This was also the first time in a long while that I died running to the front door. Normally I fireshield and then heal 0-1 time during the run. This time I took 3-4 fireballs to the face and dropped… and got rescued. In fire & ice I died again, I ran to fire and had to get rescued, fire ran off and I think ice needed to die twice. After fire died, I rushed back to the room with the rune to make sure it had opened. The rest of the raid went pretty well. I had most of the party stay in the safe spot during the end fight and and Sorjek didn’t reset. We finished in 26 minutes.
I eTR’d Thaz July 30th, and then I was away last weekend, so raids were cancelled. I was trying to get Thaz back to cap before this week’s raids, but didn’t quite make it. I didn’t want to run Thaz in RSO without the level 30 ring I made for it, so I decided to run Maidae instead. I posted for the raids (Tempest’s Spine) at exactly 3 pm EST, and I somewhat quickly got a few joiners. I was a bit worried that I would have issues getting joiners posting on another character than usually, but my worry was in vain. It took 15-20 min to have enough people to start. Fire and ice went really well and we were quickly on our way to the end fight. We managed to do the end fight without Sorjek resetting this time. The raid finished in 24 minutes.
Here’s the build plan for Thazara 1.6. It’s very similar to 1.5, the main differences are: spot instead of perform, Follower of the Blood of Vol instead of Sovereign Host, and two of the evocation feats replaced by mental toughness for more spell points and crit chance. I also replaced the enhancement for spell power force with universal, as I don’t use force spells a lot.
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Level 30 True Neutral Elf Female
(20 Cleric \ 10 Epic)
Hit Points: 615
Spell Points: 1159
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
Today I epic reincarnated Thazara for the 9th time. Past life chosen: Brace. I mostly used the build plan for Thazara 1.5, but I took spot instead of perform, I took UMD at every level except 19 and I chose Follower of the Blood of Vol. I like this deity as it gives you a feat that for about 2.5 min gives you +4 Constitution, 100% Fortification, +10 to Fortitude Saves, and PRR and MRR equal to the number of Religious Lore feats you have, which is very nice.
Here are Thaz’s before and after pictures:
I am going to do a new build plan for Thaz where I focus slightly more on spell crits than on dcs. That one will be posted soon.
That’s all for this post.
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Saturday (yesterday) was week 38 since my relaunch of the EEraids. I was a bit late again, but not as late as last week, and posted for LTS reaper 2. The first people to join were the guild Multiverse Agents, which was nice. 🙂 Interest was semi slow at first, and I wasn’t sure if I had both intelligence and strength before the party filled. What was unusual for this week was that we had a full party before we started, and everyone made it to the front door intact. We had a few (less than usually) deaths in fire and ice, Sorjek reset a couple of times in the end fight, but over all it was a quick and easy run. We finished in 24 minutes. 3 armors dropped, what I could see; docent, medium armor and robe of Celestial Sage.
Schoan, Valdayanie and Jarvanna have not done a whole lot of raids, mostly due to the fact that we don’t really play these characters outside the group and Schoan has had a lot of problems with lag in raids. As we hadn’t done Legendary Shroud together, I suggested I’d post for a normal run, and I did. We quickly got a few joiners, and when I felt we had enough to start, I suggested we run short man. My character felt terrible in the run, and I brought Evilynnn with me as a piker, which did cause a bit of distraction for me. The raid progressed slowly, but over all it was a good run.
The other day I wanted to do a reaper 1 Battle for Eveningstar at level, meaning max level 21. I posted and left the lfm up while I started. I have done this quest EE at level before, but never attempted to solo reaper. I spent most of the time jumping on roofs, trying not to die from the casters, which failed a few times. Luckily my deaths were close enough to a shrine that I didn’t need to use a cake. I parked Albus as a fail safe and at a couple of times parked him near me on a roof so he’d throw me heals, but he turned out to be completely useless for this. Parked he didn’t heal me and he didn’t heal himself either, so he ended up dying. For the end fight I just left him at the shrine.
The quest took me a while as I was clearing most of the trash, but things progressed better than I had expected. I even managed to take out the priestesses without them healing more than once of twice. As for the end fight, it took me a while and when the driers spawned I had to stop attacking the boss to take care of them, but I managed to do this without taking too much damage. I finished the quest in 53 minutes solo, as no one had joined. Hamster offered to join to help me out, but I was at that time more than half-way through the end fight, so told him I was almost done.
Raids 37 was last Saturday. I went for a bike ride earlier in the evening, and when I got home I started feeling sick so taking care of the degus took a lot longer than it usually does and I didn’t post for the raids til 4pm EST (10 pm my time). I posted for LE TS, R2 level 30-30, and it took a good long while before we had enough people to start. The raid itself went well, fire & ice was no real issue, and the end fight we did like last week, fought Sorjek from the safe spot to avoid him resetting.