With Update 27, we received a new volume of the Monster Manual. Currently, we have five volumes of the monster manual and I must say I have been rewarded quite a bit lately from accumulating a number of monster manual deeds. This past weekend, while questing with Erdrique (Level 16 Rogue) who was hunting in the Black Anvil Mines (A Relic of the Sovereign Past), I obtained two monster manual deeds for dwarves while taking down the duergar. Each one of these deeds netted me just over 9,000 experience each. I then came across the few clay golems in the quest and obtained another monster manual deed that gave me over 1,000 experience. Later, I was hunting with Khamels through the Sands of Menechtarun as we made our way through Chains of Flame, The Wizard-King, an An Offering of Blood when we both hit a number of deeds. We hit deeds for gnolls and scorrow, which both came out with this latest volume, and the we both hit some monster deeds with mummies. I don’t remember how much experience each one gave, but needless to say it was a nice little boost added on top of the experience we gained from completing the quests. So much so, that I have started to level a little bit faster than I had planned. Later on in the weekend, I took Erdrique in the Extraplanar Palace: The Dragon’s Hoard and picked up yet another monster manual deed for ice flensers, which also just came out in this last volume.
Erdrique preparing to take his beholder into the Black Anvil Mines.
I have always enjoyed the little bits of lore and extra rewards from the monster manual but I have really begun to notice the experience gains as well. I’m looking forward to the future volumes and I wonder what monsters will be represented next. The monster manual is definitely a nice little bonus to the game :).
Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!