Maidae 4.0

Seems like I have been posting a lot of build plans lately, lol. Come to think of it, I may just create a new page for my builds, for easier access. Maidae is the second toon I levelled, and she started out as a dex based ninja spy dark monk. On her first life I made her some Harry beaters, ran elite shroud once, and TR’d into a str based shintao monk. I did not like her as much as shintao, I missed the dark monk strikes more than I enjoyed jading. Still I capped her at 25, leveled primal avatar and tested out PA epic moment for a while. When tree form was fixed with U19, I really didn’t want to play this toon anymore, and TR’d into an evasion barbarian.

Maidae has now been capped at 28 with all ED’s capped as well, and I’m tired of her. The plan is to go back to monk for her final life, but I’d like to do a few fighter lives first (and one more monk), so I wish to TR into a fighter next week. I asked on the ddo forums for some ideas as what to do (see Gimme some build ideas?) and the recommendation was the Cetus build (which seems to be pretty popular). I didn’t really want to do Cetus, but after making eSOS for Maidae last week, I decided that I want to use eSOS next life, and a bf Cetus means I get to start at 15. I did the build on the planner, following Cetus’s advice a bit, just adjusting the ability points to my used tomes. I posted it on the forums, no one commented, so I guess I’ll go with this:

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Maidae 
Level 28 Lawful Good Bladeforged Female
(12 Fighter \ 2 Paladin \ 6 Monk \ 8 Epic) 
Hit Points: 430
Spell Points: 167 
BAB: 18\18\23\28\28
Fortitude: 25
Reflex: 17
Will: 15

                  Starting          Feat/Enhancement
Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
(36 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 28)
Strength             17                    26
Dexterity            13                    17
Constitution         14                    19
Intelligence          8                    11
Wisdom                9                    13
Charisma             15                    18

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Epic crafting and 80th ADQ

As I was running Cerge to Sschindylryn a friend of mine put up an eVON raid, and I decided to join. I was telling them how I’m missing the seal for epic sword of shadows… and what happened, the seal dropped in the end chest of VON 5. The person who got it put it for roll, and I was the only one to roll, so I got my seal. After the raid was done, I asked Cleazy about how to do epic crafting, then headed over to the twelve to do my very first epic crafting (this was on Maidae). I’ve been meaning to TR Maidae into a fighter, and I believe I will do an eSOS life next, lol.

Later in the day I also did my 80th ADQ run on Thaz, and here is her reward list:

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Jarvanna TR’d

After talking about it for a number of weeks and planning a build for a few days, Jarvanna TR’d with her buddy Schoan. When I first built Jarv, I did not have a plan but made her pretty much like Thaz’s original build and focused her spells mostly on winter wolf form. She was a caster focused melee, and she did well up until the higher heroic levels. Her SLA call lightning was her best spell, while she was weak in direct combat. I decided that I wanted to try building and playing a melee specced druid next life. As I was about to TR, I decided to record the process to share with players who are not so familiar with it. I have tried to cut out some of the boring scenes, and here is the result.

Note, if you’ve TR’d since U19, especially if you’ve done it more than once, this video will bore you.

Thank you for stopping by.

Cheers.

P.S. We TR’d March 6, 2014

Thazara & Osiride in ee Tor

I wanted to make another Thaz solo’s ee’s video, but I was tired after my first day back at work after my vacation. I tried Lines of Supply a few times, only to decide that it was too much work and then gave ee Tor a try. After dying once, I gave up and asked Osi to come help me. We ran main part + black and white dragon as a duo in ~80 minutes, after which I lfm’d for help for the blue dragon.

After watching my footage, I felt that the dragon fights were rather boring, so I left them out of the video. I was tired and unfocused and was playing poorly, as you may notice (if not, then u may notice me complaining about it, lol). I haven’t run ee Tor since U19 was out, and never as a caster so I 1. didn’t know that black giant has a shield against lvl 4 and lower spells, so I can’t do the shiradi thing (spam low level spells), and 2. white giant can’t insta kill you if you’re wearing death block (I was kiting more than spamming spells, because last time I ran this he killed me).

Osi is a completionist with 3x cleric, 3x wizard, 3x sorc and 3x fvs past lives (if I read his forums right). He has solo’d ee Tor before, but since it does take a bit longer than running it on hard, he doesn’t do ee runs that often anymore. Thazara is still a first life, with no past lives of any kind. Osi is a dc caster, Thaz is shiradi.

Enjoy the video.

P.S. Osi has a fascination for Egyptian gods. “Osiride” is the Italian version of “Osiris”, the god of the afterlife and underworld.

Maidae Sunday, å de lider mot Jul

I don’t spend much time with family. My sister comes to visit for a weekend every now and then, but the rest of the family I rarely see at all. It’s not just their fault, it’s mine as well. Anywho, so when my mum called a few days ago and said she and my sister were thinking of coming to visit this Sunday, I said “ok”. It means time away from my normal ddo Sunday, but since I don’t see them too often at all, of course I couldn’t say no. I got up after 8 on a Sunday, to hang with them at my place and later at the mall, until they took the train back. So I didn’t log on to ddo til like 5pm. (Normally on Sundays I play from when I wake up until I have to let the degus out).

Sunday has been my xp day, and with the free ETR hearts promised to vip toons at epic levels Dec 12- Jan 12, I’ve been working on getting Maidae to 20, while still running the other toons too (I get bored doing the same thing too much). On Friday I was farming necro 4 and me and my group ran eeehn Vol, Fleshmaker’s and Ghost, while only one elite run of Inferno. Inferno is a quest I’ve never learned, so I decided there an then that the next time I log on Maidae, I’m gonna solo Inferno with the help of Wiki, and so I did. I skipped the first acolyte, while killed  the one that gives you the key for the locked chest, and decided that the next run I would only do the acolytes that transport you to the rest shrines. I did 2x hard and 1x normal.

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So she TR’d… again. Maidae take 3

🙂 Finally. I ran the last raids I wanted to run on Maidae on Saturday, then some on Thaz, and spent the Sunday xp’ing on Cerge. Cerge is now a good bit into 20, even though he’s still 18. So, I was itching to TR Maidae. I had a slight hiccup with the power going out just as I’m about to TR and I had to wait half an hour for the power to come back, but finally I got to TR. Here’s the before and after pictures.

Maidae Shadow: level 26 half-elf monk            Maidae Shadow: level 1 elf rogue

I didn’t have time to run anything on her, I will have to do that another day, I just ran to the ship to show her to Osi, lol. He said he saw a dryad. 😀

Take care and see you around Korthos. 😛

Maidae 3.0 the plan

Cerge is getting closer to 20 and Maidae only needs one more VON for 20th. Then I will TR her. As mentioned in the previous Maidae 3.0 blog, my plan is to TR into a barbarian. I started a forum thread (The classic evasio barb?) and wrote the previous blog pos, trying to figure out what kind of barb to build. Now I have made a decision. I want to make an elf 2 rogue/ 18 barb, with dragonmark of shadow and focus on falchions. I just made her a min2 gs falchion the other day, and she has the falchion from CitW in her bank. Skills will mostly be umd and balance, any additional points in jump, heal or concentration.  People still keep coming up with ideas for different builds, and I thank you for that, but I’ve made a decision, so I’m sticking to it. Here’s my quickly thrown together build plan, I may do the skill points a bit differently in practice.

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Maidae 3.0

Omg. This is so confusing. See, my plan with Maidae has been a long while to do monk-monk-barbarian-fighter-monk-monk. But I wasn’t going to TR Maidae while Cerge was levelling, so I’ve been running raids and epics on Maidae when I haven’t been running Thazara (or the others). Since U19, I’ve felt like Maidae’s dps has gone down a lot, and she’s not as good of a toon. But I keep getting surprised over and over of how well she manages. I’ve still been running a little bit of byoh ee’s on her, and yes, she can’t tank the bosses, and she does die, but not really any more than anyone else. I’ve also done a few ee VON6 and ee ADQ raid on her, and she self heals with cocoon and melees. She’s not as good as Thaz, on Thaz I feel confident that she can handle most situations, while Maidae? I expect Maidae to suck and die. 🙂 I was very happy today when I got to ‘rescue’ one of my friends who was soloing Through a Mirror Darkly ee. He lagged or dc’d, I don’t know, I saw him die then dc, so maybe he was frozen. He offered free ee chest and completion, that’s why I was in the party. I jumped in, kited the mobs around til I got him raised and then helped melee a bit (even managed to insta kill one with quivering palm). 🙂 Even though it was very little, it still felt very good to not be the one who needed rescuing.

Anywho, to get to the point. I hope to get Cerge to 20 next week, after which I will start running epics and raid flagging on him. When Cerge hits 20 I want to TR Maidae into a barbarian. If there is one class I hate having in my party when I play Thaz, it’s the barbarian. The barbarian may carry major dps, but he also takes damages very easily, and more than often I’ve run with the 2 shot dead barb. 1k hp and still dead in 2 hits. So they require constant healing to be any good. I don’t want to be one of those barbs, so I want my barb to have evasion and umd. What I didn’t think of at first was that barbs run around a lot in raged form, which means you cannot use scrolls or cast cocoon.

I haven’t yet been able to decide on a build, but if anyone wants to take a look, here’s my forum thread about the matter: The classic evasio barb?

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day/ week. 🙂

So we TR’d – Keronna before and after

Today while the degus were out, I decided to take the opportunity and TR Keronna, so she’s ready for Korthos on Friday. Of course I had to snap some pictures of the before and after.

First, Keronna: half-elf 2 monk/ 18 cleric/ 5 epic with sorcerer dilettante

Then, Keronna: human rogue 1

🙂 The old Keronna was a caster specced evasion cleric. The new’s gonna be a self buffing, self healing pm monk. And yes, I love the mohawk, and wanted to stick with it. She’s now just gonna wait in Korthos until Friday, when we run with the static group.

Thank you for looking/ reading and have a wonderful rest of the week.

Keronna 2.0

My 28p build caster clonk with sorc dilly hit lvl 25 a couple of weeks ago, and she’s now ready to TR (we’re gonna TR next week). Since I picked up Sireth in my first run of CitW on Cannith server, I decided I wanted to try building a palemaster monk, staff focused henshin mystic. 6 monk/ 12 wizard and 2 rogue for rogue staff enhancements. Here’s the build plan I came up with. I do not have arti unlocked on Cannith, so that is not an option, and my original plan was 2 fighter instead of rogue. I do not plan on doing traps, the rogue levels are only for enhancements. For undead shroud, I’ll most likely mostly use vampire, but will start off with zombie, and probably take wraith once I get it for occasional end game use. This build is not meant to be an OP end game build, but something different to have fun with. I have played 2 monk lives on Orien, one dex focused hand wraps melee, other str based. I’ve been thinking of making a quarterstaff monk before, and I’m curious to try out a pm monk. Wizard levels for self healing and buffs only. I will not be doing any cc or offensive casting.

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