That thin line between Wicked Face Smashing and an Immovable Object

          Pugsneeze is slowly moving to that level 20 mark and I’ll go into working on my legendary dreadnaught ED and gathering Tokens of The Twelve. Despite how much I despised being a paladin, I will actually miss certain aspects after this TR.

         Here is just a little recap on Pugsneeze’s paladin life. First and foremost he had 2 levels in Rogue and made a fairly decent trap monkey. While I lacked a good lock pick skill I was able to find and disarm just about every trap I came up on. Pugs also went through a number of enhancement respecs. I started him out focusing on more damage out put that survivability and at low levels this worked out extremely well. Only a few times I worried about him dying due to his lack of defenses which was close to none. I continued this way up until about level 16 when I was getting destroyed by even the smallest of kobolds atlevel.

           I spent more points in Stalwart Defender and he was able to stand amoung the most powerful of dragons and take a beating while poking away at his enemies HP. This was slow but somewhat effective until I came across a few quests where Pugs had to both live and kill things in a somewhat faster way then he was killing things. The Dryad in Outbreak comes to mind here. I was slowly taking her down to get her to jump in that stupid tree so I could take it out. Well she went into the tree and I started waking away. After a bit, I had the tree at about ½ health and she shows her face again. I’m not half way spent on resources and I have to take her down again. She goes back into the tree after a number of hits and now the tree is back to full health. I could not kill the tree fast enough but I could live for just about ever smacking both the Dryad and the Tree. So back to the drawing board.

           I respected him once more. This time about the same amount of Defenses, with more focus on DPS. This did the trick. I saw a lot larger numbers from my hits. I was still staying alive while soloing atlevel quests and I was feeling good about how Pugsneeze had evolved into a well-balanced paladin. I could see while being in groups a majority of the time a pure DPS face bashing build of mass destruction could be viable. But the hours I play and the amount of time I have to dedicate to the game I find myself soloing a lot. I just have to work on balancing both survivability and damage. By next week I do foresee Pugsneeze dungeon crawling the lower levels again as a barbarian. I just have to find that balance and try and maintain it from the start so I’m not trying to learn the character over again at level 18 when I should have things completely down by then.

            Thank you for reading and I hope that this may help or be somewhat informative to someone out there.

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A Pure Barbarian Build.

       Pugsneeze is slowly moving towards level 20. Right now he is sitting a rank away from 19. Just got to Get from 19 to 20 which shouldn’t be to hard, I have just been balancing my real life, other characters, DMing a PnP game and work, so it has been a little slow. I have about 8-9 Tokens of the twelve left over from my last like as a Monkcher so I won’t have to do as much farming to get those for my TR. Just go to move around gear and clear out his TR Cache and Finish my Greensteel Bracers. Thats been fairly slow, due to a lack of Shroud runs. I have been trying to Pug Shroud multiple times the group falls apart before we even get started. This time I’ll be ready, I have a Holy Burst Silver Great Axe (Found it in a chest the other day) And if I need to grab put on a shield I can cast Holy Weapon and Have a Scimitar with Holy Burst and that is Silver. So Hairy Beware!

        I have redone His current enhancements, mainly because going into anything at level I find that I am no longer able to kill things before I die. So I have more of a Stalwart Defender build and I am able to outlive a large mob I just don’t kill them as fast as I once did. I do miss having my immunity to energy drain. Just have to keep up my Death Ward Clicky.

        After a bit of discusion, luckly before I had tried out any barb/bard builds, I have decided to go 20 Barb and just try and have fun playing a mostly brain dead, raging death machine. I’ll have to stock up on Healing pots and Haste pots. With my shroud item, the only other reason I wanted Bard was for Blur and Displacement, I’ll have that covered. I also Have found a Displacement Guard Light armor that I may end up trying out this life and seeing if it will help out with my Barb. I just want poor Pugsneeze to survive a few rounds of combat with out dying.

      Here is what I have for the build and as far as enhancements I was looking at the 3 trees, I thought Ravenger looked amazing. With some Frenzy also I think I can have some good sustained DPS. And by the end of my current life I should have Legendary Dreadnaught maxed out.

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Pugsneeze
Level 28 Chaotic Neutral Human Male
(20 Barbarian \ 8 Epic)
Hit Points: 600
Spell Points: 0
BAB: 20\20\25\30\30
Fortitude: 17
Reflex: 8
Will: 6

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(36 Point) (Level 1) (Level 28)

Strength 18 29
Dexterity 12 15
Constitution 18 21
Intelligence 8 13
Wisdom 8 10
Charisma 8 10

Tomes Used
+1 Tome of Strength used at level 3
+1 Tome of Dexterity used at level 3
+1 Tome of Constitution used at level 3
+1 Tome of Intelligence used at level 3
+1 Tome of Wisdom used at level 3
+1 Tome of Charisma used at level 3
+2 Tome of Strength used at level 7
+2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 7
+2 Tome of Constitution used at level 7
+2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7
+2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 7
+2 Tome of Charisma used at level 7
+3 Tome of Strength used at level 11
+3 Tome of Dexterity used at level 11
+3 Tome of Constitution used at level 11
+3 Tome of Intelligence used at level 11
+4 Tome of Intelligence used at level 15
+5 Tome of Intelligence used at level 19

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Base Skills Modified Skills
Skills (Level 1) (Level 28)

Balance 3 21
Bluff -1 8
Concentration 4 13
Diplomacy -1 8
Disable Device n/a n/a
Haggle -1 8
Heal -1 8
Hide 1 10
Intimidate 3 31
Jump 8 40
Listen -1 8
Move Silently 1 10
Open Lock n/a n/a
Perform n/a n/a
Repair -1 9
Search -1 9
Spellcraft -1 9
Spot 0 19
Swim 4 35
Tumble 2 11
Use Magic Device n/a n/a
Level 1 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+2)
Skill: Intimidate (+4)
Skill: Jump (+4)
Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Tumble (+1)
Feat: Human Bonus) Cleave
Feat: Past Life) Past Life: Monk
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Monk
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Paladin
Feat: (Selected) Power Attack
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Die Hard (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Extra Rage (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Extra Rage (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Extra Rage (Rank 3)

Level 2 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Enhancement:Ravager (Bar) – Furious Rage (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Hardy Rage (Rank 1)
Enhancement:Ravager (Bar) – Hardy Rage (Rank 2)
Enhancement:Ravager (Bar) – Hardy Rage (Rank 3)

Level 3 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Feat: (Selected) Two Handed Fighting
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Pain Touch (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Do You Like Pain? (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – I Like Pain (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Cruel Cut (Rank 1)

Level 4 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Power Rage (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Do You Like Pain? (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – I Like Pain (Rank 2)

Level 5 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Toughness (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Sprint Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Sprint Boost (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Sprint Boost (Rank 3)

Level 6 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Frenzy (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Supreme Cleave (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Supreme Cleave (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Supreme Cleave (Rank 3)

Level 7 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Demoralizing Success (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Do You Like Pain? (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Slaughter (Rank 1)

Level 8 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Slaughter (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Slaughter (Rank 3)

Level 9 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Power Rage (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Barbarian Power Attack (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – I Like Pain (Rank 3)

Level 10 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Skill: Swim (+1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Cruel Cut (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Festering Wound (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Laughter (Rank 1)

Level 11 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Skill: Swim (+1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Power Rage (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Barbarian Power Attack (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Barbarian Power Attack (Rank 3)

Level 12 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Skill: Swim (+1)
Feat: (Selected) Stunning Blow
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Pain Touch (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Festering Wound (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Dismember (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Dismember (Rank 2)

Level 13 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Skill: Swim (+1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Critical Rage (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Critical Rage (Rank 2)

Level 14 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Skill: Swim (+1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Blood Tribute (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Aura of Fear (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Aura of Fear (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Aura of Fear (Rank 3)

Level 15 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Skill: Swim (+1)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Two Handed Fighting
Enhancement: Human – Human Versatility: Damage Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Toughness (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Blood Trail (Rank 1)

Level 16 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Skill: Swim (+2)
Enhancement: Human – Action Surge: Strength (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Human – Action Surge: Strength (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Human – Improved Recovery (Rank 1)

Level 17 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Skill: Swim (+2)
Enhancement: Human – Human Adaptability: Strength (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Human – Action Surge: Strength (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Blood Tribute (Rank 2)

Level 18 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Skill: Swim (+2)
Feat: (Selected) Toughness
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Blood Tribute (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Blood Trail (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Subsiding Fury (Rank 1)

Level 19 (Barbarian)
Skill: Balance (+0.5)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Spot (+0.5)
Skill: Swim (+2)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Angry Arms (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Angry Arms (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Blood Trail (Rank 3)

Level 20 (Barbarian)
Skill: Intimidate (+1)
Skill: Jump (+1)
Skill: Swim (+4)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) – Death Frenzy (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Visage of Terror (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Cruel Cut (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) – Festering Wound (Rank 3)

Level 21 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Epic: Epic Toughness

Level 22 (Epic)

Level 23 (Epic)

Level 24 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Epic: Overwhelming Critical

Level 25 (Epic)

Level 26 (Epic)
Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Perfect Two Handed Fighting

Level 27 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Epic: Blinding Speed

Level 28 (Epic)
Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Elusive Target

 

Holding Levels?

           So I have been like this child on christmas everytime I aquired enough XP to level I scurred to my class trainer and leveled up. Excited for my new feats and skills sometimes a boost to me Primary Attribute but most importantly that number next to my Portrait went up by one. Gawk at my might as I have just advanced in level!

           Recently I had been listening to DDOCast and specifically #320 where he talks about Tips for TRing and effective leveling. I have heard people talk about this but have never really put it to practice. Holding levels? What why would you do that? I can hardly resist the temptation to advance just one more level. While a majority of the time, I still want to run quests that, prior to me leveling, were At-level quests now they are not and I take a hit to XP and Don’t get to apply that Bravery Bonus. Still I want to complete the quest because it has very good XP per minute or its just one of those Quests I really enjoy playing. Had I just held that level I would have recieved the full XP and my BB for a much larger XP gain.

             I would like to reiterate that I am fairly new to this game and in no way a master of the art of DDOing. I had asked my friend, who has been less that helpful in some aspects but very helpful in others. I had no Idea how much XP you could save and was worried I would be wasting or losing potential XP. This is an exciting concept, while I have not yet employed it on Pugsneeze this life, I will make an effort to “Bank” a level at every opertunity and work on getting a massive BB by the time I hit 20. As I had Said before Pugsneeze will be a Barbarian in his next life. I am not 100% sure if I will be working on getting a greensteel weapon this life, most likely I will be to Excited to get him TR’d that I will only have time for running the Shroud enough to make my Bracers. I’ll have a post on the potential build in just a bit as I have been working on this for a little while. I would like to have evasion on him but I just dont forsee that happening without losing spells, While now with this greensteel bracer I can give up Blur on my Bard levels for another spell. I still would like at a minimum 11 Barb levels for Greater Rage or what ever it is called.

And now for my build. Let me know if you think it is viable, I do realize I am probably sacraficing alot of DPS for Survivability and Self-Healing.

 

 

Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 04.19.03
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Pugsneeze
Level 20 Chaotic Neutral Human Male
(12 Barbarian \ 8 Bard)
Hit Points: 332
Spell Points: 276
BAB: 18\18\23\28\28
Fortitude: 14
Reflex: 13
Will: 10

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(36 Point) (Level 1) (Level 20)

Strength 16 24
Dexterity 14 17
Constitution 16 18
Intelligence 12 17
Wisdom 8 10
Charisma 14 16

Tomes Used
+1 Tome of Strength used at level 3
+1 Tome of Dexterity used at level 3
+1 Tome of Constitution used at level 3
+1 Tome of Intelligence used at level 3
+1 Tome of Wisdom used at level 3
+1 Tome of Charisma used at level 3
+2 Tome of Strength used at level 7
+2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 7
+2 Tome of Constitution used at level 7
+2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7
+2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 7
+2 Tome of Charisma used at level 7
+3 Tome of Strength used at level 11
+3 Tome of Dexterity used at level 11
+3 Tome of Intelligence used at level 11
+4 Tome of Intelligence used at level 15
+5 Tome of Intelligence used at level 19

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Base Skills Modified Skills
Skills (Level 1) (Level 20)

Balance 6 26
Bluff 2 3
Concentration 3 4
Diplomacy 2 3
Disable Device n/a n/a
Haggle 6 8
Heal -1 0
Hide 2 3
Intimidate 4 22
Jump 7 30
Listen -1 0
Move Silently 2 3
Open Lock n/a n/a
Perform 6 18
Repair 1 3
Search 1 3
Spellcraft 1 3
Spot 1 8
Swim 6 30
Tumble 3 4
Use Magic Device 6 26

Level 1 (Bard)
Feat: (Human Bonus) Dodge
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Monk
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Monk
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Paladin
Feat: (Selected) Power Attack
Enhancement: Warchanter (Brd) - Skaldic Rage (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warchanter (Brd) - Enchant Weapon (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warchanter (Brd) - Rough and Ready (Rank 1)

Level 2 (Barbarian)
Enhancement: Warchanter (Brd) - The Poetic Edda (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Warchanter (Brd) - The Poetic Edda (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warchanter (Brd) - Rough and Ready (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Warchanter (Brd) - Rough and Ready (Rank 3)

Level 3 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Cleave
Enhancement: Warchanter (Brd) - The Poetic Edda (Rank 3)

Level 4 (Bard)
Ability Raise: STR
Enhancement: Warchanter (Brd) - Fighting Spirit (Rank 1)

Level 5 (Bard)

Level 6 (Barbarian)
Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave

Level 7 (Barbarian)

Level 8 (Bard)
Ability Raise: STR

Level 9 (Barbarian)
Feat: (Selected) Two Handed Fighting

Level 10 (Bard)
Enhancement: Warchanter (Brd) - Song of Heroism (Rank 1)

Level 11 (Bard)

Level 12 (Bard)
Ability Raise: STR
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons

Level 13 (Barbarian)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Furious Rage (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Do You Like Pain? (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Do You Like Pain? (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Do You Like Pain? (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Barbarian Power Attack (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Barbarian Power Attack (Rank 2)

Level 14 (Barbarian)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Barbarian Power Attack (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Hardy Rage (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Hardy Rage (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Hardy Rage (Rank 3)

Level 15 (Barbarian)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Two Handed Fighting
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Pain Touch (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Demoralizing Success (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - I Like Pain (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - I Like Pain (Rank 2)

Level 16 (Barbarian)
Ability Raise: STR
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - I Like Pain (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Cruel Cut (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Slaughter (Rank 1)

Level 17 (Barbarian)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Slaughter (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Slaughter (Rank 3)

Level 18 (Barbarian)
Feat: (Selected) Mobility
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Cruel Cut (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Festering Wound (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - I Hit Back! (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Dismember (Rank 1)

Level 19 (Barbarian)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Festering Wound (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - I Hit Back! (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - I Hit Back! (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Dismember (Rank 2)

Level 20 (Barbarian)
Ability Raise: STR
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Die Hard (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Toughness (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Frenzy (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Extra Rage (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Extra Rage (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Extra Rage (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Power Rage (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Power Rage (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Power Rage (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Blood Tribute (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Blood Tribute (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Blood Tribute (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Sprint Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Sprint Boost (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Sprint Boost (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Blood Trail (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Blood Trail (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Blood Trail (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Supreme Cleave (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Supreme Cleave (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Supreme Cleave (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Wade In (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Wade In (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Frenzied Berserker (Bar) - Wade In (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Pain Touch (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Cruel Cut (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Aura of Fear (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Festering Wound (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Dismember (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Critical Rage (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ravager (Bar) - Critical Rage (Rank 2)

My First Shroud run

Last night I finally finished flagging for the shroud with Pugsneeze, my friend who had got me into playing the game asked me why in 3 lifes did i not have a single greensteel item. So to be perfectly honest, I didn’t know what that was or what I needed to do to get one. After some research and using a Greensteel Planner, I came up with an amazing Greensteel Bracer idea and crafted the base item for it and went in to The Shroud. I aquired a few of the items needed for the first upgrade, boy I was not expecting to have to run the shroud a million times to aquire all the peices for this item. That being said I was going for a quick completionist on my main character and I am going to delay that a little so that I can make me these Bracers.

The Bracers are going to be amazing or atleast to me. That was the only accessory slot I had that I did not already have an item farmed for my next life. So I want to make an HP Item, with a Displancement Clicky and a permanent Blur. To me this is absolutly amazing! I started playing an alt That is a Rogue, Monk, Wizard mix. I had already had this toon made when I wanted to play a Palemaster back in update 19. After watching and reading a Post by http://mickisdelirium.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/keronna-2-0/ I desided to bring this toon back to life and do a LR and make him more sutable for this new role as a Staff Weilding Monk/Wizard of death. Anyway, the purpose of me posting that is because I have gained this amazing love for Blur and Displacement while playing a Wizard Monk. While I did make min a bit of a trapper and He was a Drow so the build is not quite like Micki’s but She had inspired me to bring Puggly back and play him a bit. He is now level 10 or 9 as of today but he is growing up so quickly.

Now on for my Shroud run. I have a video I recorded that started from “Hairy” and I’ll post that later. I was so tired last night after the run that I didn’t compress it or edit it after filming. Longstory short, It was exciting. I was so lost during the puzzle part of the quest. I went on and used the puzzle solver app but still could not figure it out. I’ll have to do alittle more research before my next run. I was so unprepared for what transpired during the “Hairy” fight. I knew that I needed a Good/Silver weapon to bipass his DR. Pugsneezes currently only likes using is Falchion and Bow, so He went to his local Auctioneer and looked for a Falchion that met his new requirements. Everything was way above his budget. Even a boring old Silver Falchion that He could craft in to the Ultimate Demon Smiting weapon. My only option during the fight was to Use my Aligned Bow with a Artificer’s Silver Weapon Buff. His bow Damage is limited and is only good when he gets his Multishot. That being said, Pugsneeze is going to need to either by the grace of Palor or The Silver Flame, find himself a silver weapon that he can craft so Good into or find his Good alighned Silver Falchion as a random loot. It’s that or *gasp* He may just have to use some other weapon with those. Maybe a Flametouched Falchion will drop in my Future and I can craft some Metaline into it.

Life 4 is going to be a Barbarian build, I just haven’t completed the design yet. Most Likely a Bard/Barb, That 20 HP is just to hard to pass up.

2nd Life AA Monk/Ranger

I’m Moving things from my blogger page to wordpress so some of these posts are old but I’ll be posting newer stuff as I find time.

So I have been leveling up my AA (Arcane Archer) this is his second life. His first was pure monk. I’ll post both build’s. I will also be working on a TR leveling guide as I have made it to 20 in about a week and a half. I will attempt to drop that to about a week per cap when I perfect a path for leveling. I am still working on a Paladin build for his next level I have been messing around with the Idea of being Melee with some Ranged abilities to make him not so stuck in having to run to everything and wack at it with a sword. So on to the builds.

This was my pure monk build, It was not a good one as it was the first character I ever played and I didn’t have a clue what I was doing:

Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 04.19.03 http://www.rjcyberware.com/DDO>

Pugsneeze Snots
Level 20 Lawful Good Human Male

(20 Monk)
Hit Points: 324
Spell Points: 0
BAB: 15\15\20\25\25
Fortitude: 18
Reflex: 15
Will: 24

Starting          Feat/Enhancement
Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
(32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 20)
Strength             15                    16
Dexterity            15                    17
Constitution         14                    16
Intelligence          8                    13
Wisdom               16                    26
Charisma              8                     8

Tomes Used
+2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 7
+2 Tome of Constitution used at level 17
+5 Tome of Intelligence used at level 19

Starting          Feat/Enhancement
Base Skills         Modified Skills
Skills           (Level 1)            (Level 20)
Balance               6                    13
Bluff                -1                    -1
Concentration         6                    38
Diplomacy            -1                    -1
Disable Device       n/a                    n/a
Haggle               -1                    -1
Heal                  3                     8
Hide                  3                    29
Intimidate           -1                    -1
Jump                  6                    13
Listen                3                     8
Move Silently         4                    29
Open Lock             n/a                   n/a
Perform              n/a                   n/a
Repair               -1                     1
Search               -1                     1
Spellcraft           -1                     1
Spot                  3                     8
Swim                  2                     3
Tumble                3                     4
Use Magic Device     n/a                   n/a

Level 1 (Monk)
Feat: (Human Bonus) Power Attack
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Stunning Fist
Feat: (Selected) Two Weapon Fighting
Enhancement: Human – Human Versatility: Damage Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Bastion of Purity (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Deft Strikes (Rank 1)

Level 2 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Toughness
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Deft Strikes (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Deft Strikes (Rank 3)

Level 3 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Cleave
Feat: (Monk Path) Path of Harmonious Balance: Fists of Light
Enhancement: Human – Don’t Count Me Out (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Protection from Tainted Creatures (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Difficulty at the Beginning (Rank 1)

Level 4 (Monk)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Smite Tainted Creature (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Jade Strike (Rank 1)

Level 5 (Monk)
Enhancement: Human – Improved Recovery (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – The Receptive Earth (Rank 1)

Level 6 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Discipline
Feat: (Selected) Dodge
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Iron Hand (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Conditioning (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Conditioning (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Conditioning (Rank 3)

Level 7 (Monk)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Lifting the Veil (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Tomb of Jade (Rank 1)

Level 8 (Monk)
Enhancement: Human – Human Adaptability: Strength (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Human – Don’t Count Me Out (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Human – Don’t Count Me Out (Rank 3)

Level 9 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Two Weapon Fighting
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Wisdom (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Restoring the Balance (Rank 1)

Level 10 (Monk)
Enhancement: Human – Human Versatility: Attack Boost (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Wisdom (Rank 1)

Level 11 (Monk)
Enhancement: Human – Ambidexterity (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Human – Improved Recovery (Rank 1)

Level 12 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Bludgeoning Weapons
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Argent Fist (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Rise of the Phoenix (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Empty Hand Mastery (Rank 1)

Level 13 (Monk)
Enhancement: Human – Human Adaptability: Wisdom (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Human – Improved Recovery (Rank 1)
Level 14 (Monk)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Kukan-Do (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Riddle of Fire (Rank 1)

Level 15 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Greater Two Weapon Fighting
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Mystic Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Way of the Patient Tortoise (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Contemplation (Rank 1)

Level 16 (Monk)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Contemplation (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Contemplation (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) – Ninja Training (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) – Stealthy (Rank 1)

Level 17 (Monk)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Fists of Iron (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) – Stealthy (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Ninja Spy (Mnk) – Stealthy (Rank 3)

Level 18 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Toughness
Enhancement: Human – Heroism (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Human – Greater Heroism (Rank 1)

Level 19 (Monk)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Touch of the Void Dragon (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Meditation of War (Rank 1)

Level 20 (Monk)
Enhancement: Human – Ambidexterity (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Human – Ambidexterity (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – To Seek Perfection (Rank 1)

With his gear he was sitting at under 400 HP but could almost heal himself full with a heal ki strike. But I was normally dead before I could get that off. Again, I was not at all sure what I was doing and Still am learning as I play through my second Life.

The build for my second life was taken from a video I watched by SithDDO I wanted to be an Archer. so I looked up the build, downloaded a DDO Character Planner and spend days working out the details. and this is what I came up with.

Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 04.19.03
DDO Character Planner Home Page

Pugsneeze Snots
Level 20 Lawful Good Halfling Male
(2 Paladin \ 12 Monk \ 6 Ranger)
Hit Points: 321
Spell Points: 206
BAB: 17\17\22\27\27
Fortitude: 26
Reflex: 22
Will: 23

                  Starting          Feat/Enhancement
Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
(34 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 20)

Strength             12                    14
Dexterity            17                    22
Constitution         16                    18
Intelligence          8                    13
Wisdom               16                    24
Charisma              8                    10

Tomes Used
+1 Tome of Dexterity used at level 3
+1 Tome of Constitution used at level 3
+1 Tome of Intelligence used at level 3
+1 Tome of Charisma used at level 3
+2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 7
+2 Tome of Constitution used at level 7
+2 Tome of Intelligence used at level 7
+2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 7
+2 Tome of Charisma used at level 7
+3 Tome of Dexterity used at level 11
+3 Tome of Intelligence used at level 11
+4 Tome of Intelligence used at level 15
+2 Tome of Strength used at level 19
+5 Tome of Intelligence used at level 19
                  Starting          Feat/Enhancement
Base Skills         Modified Skills
Skills           (Level 1)            (Level 20)

Balance               3                     6
Bluff                -1                     2
Concentration         7                    36
Diplomacy             1                    24
Disable Device       n/a                    n/a
Haggle               -1                     2
Heal                  7                    32
Hide                  3                    10
Intimidate           -1                     2
Jump                  1                     4
Listen                3                     9
Move Silently         3                     8
Open Lock             n/a                   n/a
Perform              n/a                    n/a
Repair               -1                     1
Search                1                     4
Spellcraft           -1                     1
Spot                  3                     7
Swim                  1                     2
Tumble                4                     7
Use Magic Device      1                    11
Level 1 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Undead
Feat: (Selected) Least Dragonmark of Healing
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Monk
Enhancement: Halfling – Halfling Luck (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Arcane Archer (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Conjure Arrows (Rank 1)

Level 2 (Ranger)
Enhancement: Halfling – Jorasco Dragonmark Focus (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Halfling – Jorasco Dragonmark Focus (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Halfling – Jorasco Dragonmark Focus (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Energy of the Wild (Rank 1)

Level 3 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Point Blank Shot
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Zen Archery
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Energy of the Wild (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Energy of the Wild (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Shock Arrows (Rank 1)

Level 4 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Precision
Enhancement: Halfling – Dexterity (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Halfling – Lesser Dragonmark of Healing (Rank 1)

Level 5 (Ranger)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Morphic Arrows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Flaming Arrows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Soul Magic (Rank 1)

Level 6 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Quicken Spell
Enhancement: Halfling – Break Out The Leeches (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Halfling – Greater Dragonmark of Healing (Rank 1)

Level 7 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Evil Outsider
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Terror Arrows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Terror Arrows (Rank 2)

Level 8 (Ranger)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Metalline Arrows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Terror Arrows (Rank 3)

Level 9 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Ranged Weapons
Feat: (Monk Path) Path of Harmonious Balance: Fists of Light
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Frost Arrows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Paralyzing  Arrows (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Paralyzing  Arrows (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Paralyzing  Arrows (Rank 3)

Level 10 (Monk)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Wisdom (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Corrosive Arrows (Rank 1)

Level 11 (Monk)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Wisdom (Rank 1)

Level 12 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Ten Thousand Stars
Feat: (Selected) Toughness
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Arrow of Slaying (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Runebow (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Riddle of Fire (Rank 1)

Level 13 (Monk)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Negotiator (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Negotiator (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Way of the Patient Tortoise (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Contemplation (Rank 1)

Level 14 (Monk)
Enhancement: Deepwood Stalker (Rgr) – Far Shot (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Deepwood Stalker (Rgr) – Increased Empathy (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Contemplation (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Henshin Mystic (Mnk) – Contemplation (Rank 3)

Level 15 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Precise Shot
Enhancement: Deepwood Stalker (Rgr) – Sneak Attack (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Deepwood Stalker (Rgr) – Increased Empathy (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Deepwood Stalker (Rgr) – Increased Empathy (Rank 3)
Enhancement: Deepwood Stalker (Rgr) – Versatile Empathy (Rank 1)

Level 16 (Monk)
Enhancement: Deepwood Stalker (Rgr) – Empathic Healing (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Deepwood Stalker (Rgr) – Damage Boost (Rank 1)

Level 17 (Monk)
Enhancement: Deepwood Stalker (Rgr) – Sniper Shot (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Bastion of Purity (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Ki Shout (Rank 1)

Level 18 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Grandmaster of Forms
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Protection from Tainted Creatures (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Exemplar (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Exemplar (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Conditioning (Rank 1)

Level 19 (Paladin)
Feat: (Deity) Follower of the Silver Flame
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Moonbow (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Conditioning (Rank 2)
Enhancement: Shintao (Mnk) – Conditioning (Rank 3)

Level 20 (Paladin)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Inferno Shot (Rank 1)
Enhancement: Arcane Archer (Rgr) – Inferno Shot (Rank 2)

This Build I’m Sitting at alittle over 415 HP in Water stance,  and my saves are low 40’s at level 19. In Earth Stance, I’m at about 460 HP but it drops my saves and my passive Ki Generation.

I’ll have a post in the near future on my Idea’s for a Paladin Build. That and Barb are my two next life’s then maybe some Ranger or Druid. Haven’t mapped out the entire Completionist lifes but I’ll make it there.