Hitting a New Monster Manual Mark

One of the great things about the monster manual is the wide array of rewards you can obtain for just slaying monsters as you make your way through the various adventures, wilderness zones, and dungeons of DDO.  One of the more interesting and fun rewards you can reach through the monster manual is a “rank” called “expertise.”  You obtain this mark when the acquire enough of the account wide credits for any particular monster.  In all cases, the first rank of “expertise” will allow you to see the hit points of enemy type in which you hit that mark for.  A few monsters will also have a secondary expertise rank that will bestow a creature companion of that monster type to way for your stable.

Back in April, I was taking Erdrique (Level 30 Rogue/Shadowdancer) through the Sands of Menechtarun (my favorite explorer area by far) and I was battling the Firebrand Gnolls in their hut village when the notice came up that I hit Gnoll Expertise.  I wasn’t quite surprised by this since I spend a lot of time hunting in the Sands of Menechtarun and I have a number of characters that are making their way through this slayer area and those quests, therefore my account is acquiring quite a number of gnoll slayers.

Erdrique making his way through some Firebrands and being reward with Gnoll Expertise!!

Now, all of my characters get to see how strong these gnolls are as well as those out in the Stormhorns.  Pretty cool indeed!!

Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in the desert!!

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