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February 12th, 2020, 18:55
Don't be embarassed too much, he is easy to overlook.

He is also in *both* Halls Of Heroes, by the way. (Low-level version & Epic Version available)

Edit : Woah ! The Update is already there ! : https://www.ddo.com/en/update-45-release-notes

The Anniversary Event Returns
DDO's anniversary event is back with new rewards and more! Available now through March 8th.
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February 14th, 2020, 00:12
Update is out and is long. Try and get it today if you can.
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February 14th, 2020, 00:17
Getting it now.
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February 15th, 2020, 06:23
This is what I roughed up for a Alchemist Thrower build. Pretty much will be using throwing daggers exclusively, though I suppose it could be modified for a TWF or SWF Vistani Dagger build as well.

DEX 16-17 (depending on tomes; I have to log in to see what I have first)
INT 18 + all level ups
CON 16
Dump the rest.

41 points will be in Vistani, pushing through to the capstone. Going T5 in Vile Chemist, for the crit range enhancements as well as a few other goodies, though I can change that as needed.

1 Point Blank Shot
3 Precise Shot
4 (A) Battalion Brew (INT to to-hit and damage)
6 Rapid Shot
8 (A) Simple Throwing Weapon Expertise (DEX to Doubleshot essentially*)
9 Dodge(?)
12 IC: Pierce
12 (A) Liquid Luck (Drunken version of Evasion)
15 Mobility (?)
16 (A) Liquid Courage (INT to Will Saves; I figure Deathward/Block will cover most Fort saves, as this is exclusive to the Tough Tincture INT to Fort Save feat)
18 Improved Precise Shot (Needs DEX 19, which is why DEX is so high)
20 (A) Shot on the Run (?)

- All feats marked (?) are optional; I may do something else.
- Going Human I would add Quick Draw, which is a small speed boost to throwing weapons that stacks with Rapid Shot
- *The Vile Chemist 4th core allows me to use INT instead of DEX for doubleshot here. So this build will still only need INT and CON once the prereqs for IPS are met.

I haven't picked a race. Human would be handy, since it's got an extra feat. Drow would actually be closer to ideal, with the bonus DEX and INT helping meat IPS requirements. Gnome likewise would have better INT without losing 4 build points and 2 CON.

Feat order might possibly change, depending on how early I can take core feats like IC Ranged and IPS. I can't remember how early
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February 15th, 2020, 16:20
An alternate build would be going up Inquisitive instead of Vistani, and using crossbows. I would probably take two levels of Artificer then, which would provide us with a second trapper as well as boost my damage output a bit. The only feat differences would be the loss of the level 20 Alchemist feat entirely, requiring a reshuffle of the feats, and Rapid Shot being replaced by Rapid Reload.

I'll work on a caster build next.
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February 16th, 2020, 00:10
There is apparently a bug with disjuncting returning throwing weapons. They retain their prior minimum level. I now have a ML4 and a ML6 returning throwing dagger with nothing on them.

At any rate, how are we doing the levels to start with? I have enough XP to take 2, and it won't affect Borderlands since it's all level 1 and 2 quests, but I don't want to take level if it's a problem.
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February 16th, 2020, 17:00
Originally Posted by azraelck View Post
There is apparently a bug with disjuncting returning throwing weapons. They retain their prior minimum level. I now have a ML4 and a ML6 returning throwing dagger with nothing on them.

At any rate, how are we doing the levels to start with? I have enough XP to take 2, and it won't affect Borderlands since it's all level 1 and 2 quests, but I don't want to take level if it's a problem.
My intent was to run thru the trainer cave and go directly to Keep. Park and wait. That means we'd be starting with maybe a rank but certainly not a level. I'm open for other opinions as it doesn't really make a massive difference beyond potentially having folks do some work in Korthos before jumping and parking.
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February 17th, 2020, 00:20
Since I'm usually behind the rest of you with XP not being a VIP, I might do a little of Korthos just to get some extra XP quickly; I can solo all of Korthos in about 20 mins on a good day!!
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February 17th, 2020, 01:36
I was thinking to run through Korthos just to get a feel for Alchy, which would, coupled with the xp stones I ate, likely get me pretty close to 3. Leveling-wise, most Borderlands quests are L1-2, so being L3 won't effect XP gain. It might make things a little easier though to have a level under our belts.
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February 21st, 2020, 18:18
I have no idea whether this is interesting for you :

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