The crests optional in Total Chaos

To do this optional you need 3 crests, which you get from an optional in three of the other quests in Borderlands. One of the optionals is quite tricky (kill the kobold before he reaches the gong) and I just haven’t bothered to do all of them. This time, though, I somehow managed to get all the crests without too much effort and then did all the optionals in Total Chaos, which gave me 6 PNCs that helped me fight the mobs in the quest. Have a look at my screenshots of the crests optional. Note, this is the heroic version of the quest.

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Firetha TR 6

I decided I wanted to do 3 fvs lives on Firetha before going to level 30 as a wizard. Today I TR’d her into her second fvs life. Here are her before and after pictures.

Before                                                                     After

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Firetha 6.0

I generally don’t make TR builds, but most my builds are made for playing at 30 or at least in epics. Now I find myself again attempting to make a TR build for Firetha that will be played only from 1 to 20. Last life I did a vistani that turned out to be a lot  better caster than melee as I got closer to 20. I now wanted to do a similar build, but switch to caster a lot sooner. As I’m trying to pick feats I’m starting to think that this isn’t going to work. If I want my char to be a strong caster type, I can’t be any kind of good at melee. This is what I came up with, with (again) some suggestions from Hamster. The spell order might change.

Firetha
Favored Soul 20
True Neutral Tiefling


Stats
               36pt     Tome     Level Up
               ----     ----     --------
Strength        14       +5       4: WIS
Dexterity       11       +5       8: WIS
Constitution    16       +5      12: WIS
Intelligence    12       +5      16: WIS
Wisdom          17       +5      20: WIS
Charisma        10       +5
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Firetha does cc

Firetha is doing three heroic fvs lives and I wanted to start out doing a vistani with focused weapon dagger. It’s been a good long while since the last time I played an fvs, so had to read up on casting stats. Learning that fvs can use either wisdom or charisma as their casting stat I picked charisma – since I knew it was a good stat for divine might. Anyway, soloing reaper 1 or 2, some quests have been really challenging, while others have been a walk in the park.

The other day I decided to do some heroic cogs farming – because they’re short and easy to farm, and it’d be nice to have more sharn gear for TRs. I did one completion on R1 and then switched to elite for farming runs – since R1 still felt hard. Since reaching the levels for cometfall and greater command I’ve been actively using them to try and cc the mobs I’m fighting. I also suddenly remembered I had picked hold person as well, so was testing it out in cogs. I was surprised to notice my spells landing on daask. Have a look at my screenshots below.

Hold person
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Darth gets to ride the raft

With all content being available to everyone until April 30th, I deiced to run some sharn on Firetha and my piker and future tank Darthpyre. In Just Business I had the idea to leave Darthpyre on the raft with Casper (which glides through the air after you’ve killed each mob spawn), and funnily enough it worked. I only moved him off it to loot. Have a look at some of the screenshots.

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Current plans

I’ve been playing this game for a while, and I have had plans for most of my characters from the beginning. Some of the plans have changed along the way, some haven’t changed much. Check out my characters page for current info. Check out my reincarnation mapping for more info about my chars’ reincarnations. Here is the current list of plans:

Thazara
Thazara still wants to collect all the favor from everything in game. The goal is to eventually do all the remaining raids on at least elite. I also want to get T all the epic past lives, but it’s been going slow as she’s also the main raider, the char I feel the most comfortable on running raids. She’s somewhat versatile being a light spammer healer with turn undead check maxed out with gear. Light spell power over 800 and a max evocation dc of 93 (with gear swap). Thazara is the char with the most gear swaps as I use different gear in different raids.

Maidae
Maidae is supposed to be a monk, but is also collecting past lives. She’s currently on her third fighter life and will do 3x paladin next for more heal amp. Since I switched from bow to crossbow and from AA to inquisitive and shiradi, I’m really enjoying playing this char and she’s the char I play the most when not raiding. End goal is to end up as a handwraps monk again.

Cerge
Cerge’s goal is still completionist. But, as I like to keep two characters capped, when Maidae is reincarnating, Cerge is running raids. Cerge is on his 9th life and 9th class, which means he has 5 classes left to go before completionist. I’m expecting this to be 6, though, as we’ve been promised a new class this year. Cerge is also doing epic lives between TRs and is currently enjoying being an inquisitive trapper. Next life I expect he’ll be a similar build, except have rogue as his main class instead of artificer.

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Firetha 5.0

At some point I decided that I wanted to get some heroic past lives of Firetha, and stop playing her like I’ve been playing all the others – TR, ER, some time at cap etc. The issue is that I don’t really enjoy running heroics if I have the option to run epics or raid, so Firetha (and her party of bots) has been left in heroics for almost 3 years. I finally capped her last weekend after completing her third wizard life and I’ve now decided to do 3 favored soul lives. I’ve only played a favored soul once before and that time I made an iconic caster – starting at 15. This means I’ve never actually played an fvs in lower level heroics. I asked Osi and he recommended using a deity weapon because they get bonuses from warpriest tree. While he did quarterstaff, I looked at my weapon options and decided to go for daggers. I’ve played around with the lite planner – since the planner I usually use hasn’t been updated for tiefling, and I’ve come up with a plan – that I don’t know if will be good, but I can always change it later if it turns out it’s terrible. I picked tiefling mostly cause I think they look cool and they get +2 to cha.

Here it is:

Firetha
Favored Soul 20
True Neutral Tiefling

Stats
            36pt Tome Level Up
            ---- ---- --------
Strength     14   +5    4: CHA
Dexterity    12   +5    8: CHA
Constitution 16   +5   12: CHA
Intelligence 12   +5   16: CHA
Wisdom       10   +5   20: CHA
Charisma     18   +5

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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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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.