Thursday, May 19, 2011

Epic Claw Solo: Still doable

OK, Update 9.1 put a kink in soloing Epic Claw, but Turbine still hasn't won because it is still doable.  Is it harder, yes, but my Water Savant Sorc, Soulful, just did it.  Can Burradrow, my Pale Master do it when she returns to level 20, well, we will see.  I am sure there will be a way, but again, not like there used to be.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Quick Post

Quick post tonight.  I did level to 12 tonight and took my Vampiric form.  I played around in Orchard, picking up the explorers to gain some XP.  Getting the 1 point of negative healing each hit is not a bad thing.  It was also nice to get +2 to Strength and ok to get +2 Char and not lose 2 to Intelligence like zombie form does.  It is also nice to not have the 20% speed reduction in swing speed.  I think it is going to be pretty nice, at least a decent fill in until I can get to Lich.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

BYOH, life of the Pale Master

I noticed that a few times lately, someone has hit my blog while searching on google using the terms DDO, Pale Master and Healing, so I figured I would do something I usually leave for Samius over on his blog at  It also goes along with his recent post

So, why did I title this post "BYOH, life of the Pale Master"?  Well, as soon as you go into undead form, besides all the strong advantages you get to the character, you have pretty much signed up to heal yourself.  Since a divine healer cannot heal you with their normal spells, you cannot count on them having Inflict wounding spells to use on you.  So what do we do to take care of ourselves?

The most important is to make yourself into the arcane version of a radiant servant cleric.  By going into death forms, you can use the lesser death aura and death aura to have a constant healing (wounding) coming to you.  I find that with a PM, I do more melee time than I ever did before PM, so this is very powerful way to keep yourself healed.  Of course, you can also use inflict wounding wands/scrolls on yourself if you have the UMD to accomplish it.  This brings use to another good thing to know.

Behind the inn next to delera's graveyard, there is a NPC named Verisgante.  If you going into undead form and speak to him, he will have an extra option that states "You and I are not so different".  If you take that option, another NPC shows up.  This person allows you to exchange collectables for things that will be very helpful to you, such as wands, scrolls and my favorite to have on me, Inflict Critical wounds potions.  These can be used by a PM just like a Cure Serious healing by a regular toon.  To get the potions, you turn in "Funeral Tokens" and these are very easy to collect up from undead.

So, there you go.  BYOH for Pale Masters.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Joy in Mudville

OK, we all know that the thing Turbine is best at is taking away tactics we come up with to do quests.  Well, the changes in update 9 have had tremendous negative effects to using the life stealing property to solo Epic Claw.  Well, I am not one that likes being defeated, so tonight, I took my new Water Savant spec'd sorc, Soulful in there and solo'd it.  To be honest, in some ways it was easier, others tougher, but in general, probably equaled out and I got my fragments.

While I am sure new videos will hit youtube (assuming they have not, because I didn't look), but I was happy that I figured it out myself and did it.  I am sure that a few more tweaks to Soulful's feats and spells will make her stronger,  but after I get Burradrow (my Pale Master Wizzy) back to cap.  I might TR Soulful into Wizzy and then back to Sorc to get those DCs up and all.  But, the point of this particular post was that stick to it and you will find another way to do what you were doing before.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Burradrow is aging nicely

Hit lvl 7 last night and Firewall is once again my friend.  Ran tangle root with Samius to get to 7, then we started on Delera's before logging for the night.  Samius has already banked lvl 8 and Burradrow is 13k from lvl 8.  Maybe I can be 9 or at least close before logging off tonight.