Erdrique Hitting Another Level

This past weekend, Erdrique hit another level.  After I took him through Dream Conspiracy on elite he picked up enough experience to reach level 24.  I went ahead and put another attribute into Charisma, giving him a total score of 50.  I also decided to stay in the bard theme and took Master of Music as his feat.

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Erdrique now has a 50 Charisma.

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Taking the Master of Music feat.

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Now level 24 begins.

I hope everybody else was able to have a productive weekend.   Thanks for reading and happy hunting!!

Knocking Out Another Story Arc-Reign of Madness

About two weeks ago, Erdrique (Level 23 Bard/Fatesinger) and Sttollen (Level 22 Rogue/Shadowdancer) completed the Lord of Eyes which meant they also completed the Story Arc for the Reign of Madness chain.  If you haven’t attempted the Reign of Madness chain, it also includes the quests Acute Delirium, The Sane Asylum, and The Lord of Stone.  These quests are all level 17 on normal, making them level 19 on elite.  They give you favor from The Twelve and involve pitting one daelkyr against another (Lord of Stone vs. Lord of Eyes).

The quests can be challenging, especially Acute Delirium and Sane Asylum.  However, they also introduce a number of interesting mechanics: such as building an airship out of beds and bookshelves and and hopping back and forth from one plane to another to get past various doors and to take different types of enemies.  Overall, they are fun and challenging.

ScreenShot01661Erdrique checking out his rewards from the Reign of Madness chain.

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Sttollen taking a look at his quest rewards.

As a quest reward, Erdrique grabbed the rune arm, Glorious Obscenity and Sttollen grabbed the Fleshshaper’s Brigadine.  They both used their new loot as food items for their sentient weapons.

If you haven’t done these before, check them out.  Thanks for reading and happy hunting!!

Playing with Sentient Weapons

When the expansion pack for Ravenloft was released, so was the introduction to Sentient Weapons.  The ability to apply some form sentience to named weapons with minimum level of 20 or higher introduced a new layer of crafting and fun to DDO.  The majority of named weapons, and weapons that you can obtain from challenges (either the Cannith Challenges or those from Eveningstar) can be upgraded through this system.  If a weapon can be upgraded it will be noted in the weapon’s characteristics when you examine it with a notation stating “Accepts Sentience.”

There are currently ten different types of Sentient Jewels that can give your weapons some personality.  Once you apply a Sentient Jewel to your weapon, you can then start gaining experience with that weapon by feeding it other named items.  As your Sentient Weapon continues to gain experience, it will eventually start to gain levels in which it will earn the ability to be upgraded through Sentient Filigrees, which add even more power and abilities to your weapon.

It took me a little while, but I eventually was able to get a Sentient Weapon with both Erdrique and Sttollen.  Erdrique obtained the Epic Elemental Khopesh of Water from the Cannith Challenges and applied a Hopeful Sentient Gem to it.  Meanwhile, Sttollen upgraded a Mighty Cormyrean Dagger through the use of a Inquistive Sentient Gem.  Once you apply sentience to a weapon, it can and will spontaneously talk to you, usually during combat.  It does take a little while to figure out where the voice is coming from but it is fun to realize that your weapon is communicating with you.  After a little while, you do pick up on the majority of sayings they have and it can be a little repetitive, but I still find it fun.

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A look at Erdrique’s first Sentient Weapon.

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A look at Sttollen’s first Sentient Weapon.

I still haven’t gained enough experience with either one of their weapons yet to start to apply a filligree.  Although Erdrique is close to hitting level 1 on his khopesh.  I look forward to continuing to feeding named items to these weapons and gaining more and more experience and getting the ability to increase their power.  All of this is still relatively knew to me so I look forward to learning on what types of filligrees I can find and apply.

Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting with those Sentient Weapons!!