Guides & Strategies
Low-Mid Reaper Baba Raid Guide
I wish to make it clear before I start that this isn't a definitive guide for running Baba. This guide is to build on existing guides for Baba and assumes you know the basics of the raid, its progression and have a few runs under your belt already. T..
My personal monk build
I have been requested to post my build so here it is. Level 30 Lawful Neutral Halfling Female (20 Monk / 10 Epic) Hit Points: 512 Spell Points: 114 BAB: 15/15/20/25/25 Fortitude: 22 Reflex: 23 Will: 31 Starting End..
12th Anniversary tips and tricks, questions and answers
Heyo! I've been running the Kobolds in the 12th Anniversary (a lot) and have been able to do it very very reliably with a Rogue X / Barb 1 / Wiz 1 using very high stealth and a Quickened Invis spell-like ability. I don't kill anything along the way ..
Reaper Melee Weapon Golf Bag
Reaper Melee Weapon Golf Bag Any monster type champion can have: possible 2 of: resist blunt/pierce/slashing Ghostly skeleton (lvl 5 quest)/abishai (lvl 5 quest)/some demons/scourge champions: DR Good + possible 2 of: resist blunt/pierce/slashing Va..
A Possible Past Life Guide
DDO has so many facets, it can seem impossible to figure it out. After build options, I think figuring out past lives may be next most complex given the heroics, iconics, racials, epics, destinies, passive, stances...you get my point. And while I kno..
1-20 Quest guide for efficient TR'ing (No Sov pots edition)
There are several decent TR'ing quest guides out there but so far all of them have shared the requirement that you down Sov pots non-stop, they run with a perma-group or they're wicked out of date making them sometimes hard to follow/keep pace with. ..
Ice flenser help
I am having issues with Ice flenser's polar rays at mid levels at the moment. I barely scraped through invaders and the first archon quest, but am now having trouble with demon assault. They do so much damage, and as a mele I basically can't avoid th..
DDO Puzzles App
I've finally released the first incarnation of my DDO Puzzles app on the Microsoft store. This means players with Windows 10 (desktop & phone) can download and install the app for free. The app is meant to bring together solutions for the variou..
Quest Compendium Spreadsheet
A while back, someone had posted a spreadsheet that had all of the quests listed out that included some nice details for tracking progress. I took that sheet & built upon it, adding in some additional fields & organization to suit my needs, a..
Tip for stealthing Resurrection Chamber
For a stealthy toon, most of the mob fights in Resurrection Chamber may be avoided. The key to this is in the opening of the Mysterious Packages.First, open dialog box to open package. This forces your toon to leave stealth modeReenter stealth modeFi..
The Ultimate TR Levelling Guide!
Howdy all. Have you ever gotten tired struggling with trying to get to Level 20 for TR? Are you always finding a lack of Groups on the LFM that run the right quests for a max load of XP? Well look no further. This fun and easy TR levelling guide will..
Ideas for running favor farmers
I thought I would share some experiences from some recent runs I did while getting 100 favor in the servers I have never played on. One of the reasons I did this was a I got a little bored trying to level my gnome illusionist (deep gnome), could be ..
Mobile Puzzle Solvers - Back in the App Store
I just realized the iOS version of the puzzle solver was no longer available as of iOS 11. I updated the code to be compatible and also adjusted it so it will work more nicely on iPads and in landscape mode for those who care. (I also made a new ico..
Quests By XP and Effective Difficulty
I took the quests by xp from the ddowiki and broke them out by effective level based on difficulty. Raids have been removed. Solo only quests have been removed. Quest duration is not included. Bravery Bonus is not taken into account. Difficulty prere..
Solo Cleric Leveling Build (War Priest), need advice
I'm new to the game. I started up a few years ago and quit because soloing the class I wanted (1 thief/7 mage) was really hard to level without hirelings (I didn't want to use them....) I am certain this is not an end-game build but I do need some ad..
I've been meaning to post this for a while now. EllisDee37's https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...ompendium-Lite and the talk of adding a saga planner to it is what finally got me moving. I already don't know how I ever got along without it :).http..
I wrote a compendium to take the place of the spreadsheet I've been using ever since I started playing. That spreadsheet has evolved to be quite advanced over the years, but it was still lacking in some key areas. Compendium answers the call. The cor..
DDO Character Planner
Hey Peeps, I have been developing a DDO character planner for some time now and it has reached a stage where I would like the community to start to provide feedback and ideally some bug reports. It is currently an early Alpha release on offer for ..
Barbarian Tank build??
I'm playing around on my competition from 2 years ago and with all the gear upgrades and items i'm currently baffled on the gear to get too many options out there and wanted to see what y'all recommend... Ok my build is Barbarian my goal for this bui..
The "MT OLYMPUS" Build
"Mt OLYMPUS" Build 10 Paladin / 8 Fighter / 2 Warlock [2 Handed Weapon DPS PDK Pally] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ( +2 +1 +3 +1 +1 +1 ) L1 - Pu..
The "GAS GIANT" Build
The "GAS GIANT" Build -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 Druid / 7 Warlock / 3 Fighter [Huge HP Bear Tank, Warlock Aura Blaster] --------------------------------------------------------..
I just returned back to the game after 3 years. I need some Advice on the build as well as gear to get. I m currently a Barbarian lvl 28 TR from Human Fighter . Looking to go DPS but want survivalbity as well..
DDO Quest Sheet (full list)
Note: This is hosted on Google Sheets. You will need to copy it to your own account for full functionality. Hi all, Been using this myself for some time, saw a request for a quest list so thought I'd share. There are 2 tabs, Heroic and Epic, use t..
20-30 Fastest level guide
So I know that people who power game and never see the sun etc. etc., can do a TR in 3 days and all this. But I've noticed a large number of players, not people I'd call elitists by any means, can crunch through the epic levels pretty quickly. What i..
Riding the Storm Out - Spoiler Warning
Warning: Spoilers! Credits to my guildies Tone, Tes, Eth and all the others who helped with feedback. This is just a refreshed guide that we had from Lamannia. Hope you all enjoy it and help you understand the raid better! And off course, many thanks..
The Max Anything At All Levels Reference Guide (DCs, Skills, PRR, HP, etc.)
-----THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHICH IS WHY THEY'RE AT THE TOP (SCREENSHOTS/LINKS REQUIRED)-----Does +4 Insightful DC item exist for Necromancy, Transmutation, and/or Illusion? Do +8 Insightful stat items actually exist? I heard they do, but I hav..
Iconic TR Question
So I plan on using Iconics for a bit to get a few heroic past lives out of the way. So you still have to take the majority of your levels in the heroics past life you want or do you get to "pick" one during the iconic TR Process. Thanks...
Tips for Healing
I've been playing a healer quite a bit for years now, and decided I'd post some of my tips and insights. I'll try and separate this out into several titles, that way it's easy to tell different sections apart...
Charater TR Data Spreadsheet
After 100+ TR ETR ITR on multiple toons I finally lost my tomes on one.... I created this online spreadsheet to track what each of my toons has acquired. While some of it may not be as important to everyone it gave me the ability to quickly see what ..
(Excel Sheet) EPICS - 1st time completions bonus XP tracker
I've been playing multiple toons for a long time now and sometimes it is a headache to keep track of quest completions. More importantly... 1st time completion bonus XP! Here is a simple Google Doc - Excel sheet - to keep track of your 1st time com..
AutoHotKey HotBar Manager
The following is a script that is written to work with AutoHotKey, software which allows you to target inputs from the user from the keyboard, mouse, or otherwise and cause other things to happen as a result. For instance, using AutoHotKey you could..
cross platform gaming
having trouble finding a place to ask a question so...srry am jumping your board..but my question is this: is it ever likely to become possible with the ( Lately happening) cross platform gaming, will ddo ever be offered on xbox or ps?..
Ascension Chamber - Shortman Guide
Heroic Abbot has a reputation of being difficult to run, but with a little practice a handful of epic players can get fast and easy completions on elite. No special builds or gear required; all you need is a minimum of two players. Having three or mo..
Quote: Originally Posted by Brattyone I attempted to stealth Impossible Demands, where my hide and move silently were sitting at 120/118 respectively, and was heard by mobs. I could twist a little more stealth in but rea..
Game Mechanics for Noobs (like me)
I am in the process of creating a series of videos for noobs (like me) that cover game mechanics. It currently doesn't cover race or class specifics as it is geared toward the user interface and user experience. It covers things like the character sh..
Chat Aliases for DDO veterans
I built a list of 40 chat aliases that give useful information through commands in chat like:Raid completionsXP cap and Quests by levelShadow Crypt instance pathsThe Pit wheelsDISCLAIMER: this is intended for "veterans", people who have some amount o..
DDO Plannerhttp://ddoplanner.taplar.com/ Heavy(x3) alpha stage. Very slow development speed (in my downtime and when I'm not playing something else). Intended to play nicely with mobile devices, but we'll see. Anyway, I put the link to it on my home..
DDO Free to Play Guide (minimal grind method)
DDO Free to Play Guide (minimal grind method)Intro It is certainly possible to play DDO completely for free. You may want to do this for budgetary reasons, but since cheap offers come around frequently you may just want the challenge of saying you di..
Summons full damage
I have run my first toon fully investing in summons, this included augument, improved augument, sion of elysiun, 3 druid lives, magister grand summoner and harper. My toon was mage enchanter, and did quite well all heroics amd EN. EH was doab..
Weapon Comparison Spreadsheet
I was commenting on janave's post about a new end game maul when I decided to do some weapon comparisons. I quickly found the old ESOS vs. TF Falchion thread from September 2015 and started adapting the math to spreadsheet use. I know that Alkusoit..
Epic Saga Spreadsheet
Note: This is hosted on Google Sheets. You will need to copy it to your own account for full functionality. Hi All, A simple, one page sheet to keep track of your Epic Sagas and help you maximise your XP return by showing the overlap of quests betw..
Legendary Elite HoX Strategy
This is a Lava Divers of Khyber Legendary Elite Completion of Hound of Xoriat. Xy'zzy was pulled into the eastern hallway (the longer one). This reduces teh points of entry from 4 (if just dead center) to 2. We used 2 dogs at a time. 1 team of ..
Comprehensive Spell Power, Crit Chance, Crit Damage Breakdowns
Thread is what it says on the tin. Since max DC and max spellpower build are usually exclusive to each other, this will be its own thread. Also I can't edit thread titles. Once again I invite everyone to point out errors. There is definitely stuff I'..
Comprehensive DC breakdown for all classes
This is a much improved version of my first thread, with less mistakes, better organization, and in a subforum where hopefully more people will see it. This will break down the DC for every class and school (that matters). It makes some assumptions: ..
Favor, Quest and pack tracker
I wrote this windows program to help me sort and track pack ownership, quest completions and favor. Several of my questing friends have been using it for some time and find it useful. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3...jE2a3BOQ1U4SFE To try it, ..
A rather minor Risia tip when doing the Harbor jumps from the WORST JUMPER EVER
I use teleport scrolls and put two shortcuts on my hotbar: The first is the teleport scroll, the second is the harbor location. Click scroll shortcut to equip, then click the harbor icon and you are back up the top of the ramp area. After a jump, one..
Named Armor Spreadsheet - AC focused
Note: This is hosted on Google Sheets. You will need to copy it to your own account for full functionality. Hi All, I got a bit carried away the other day when trying to choose my new armor and ended up with this. It differs from Shindoku's amazin..
DDO Damage Simulator
Information: This is a tool designed to calculate the damage done over time by almost any non-caster build. Once you enter in all the information for your build, the tool should be able to calculate the damage you will do with a reasonable degree o..
LE Shroud, U29, 12/31/2015
Captain's Crew has pushed out 6 runs on live. 2 were tonight. Day one run was over 2 hours, but with some silly strategeriee we've got it down to a buck 15 average. ....my anecdotal thoughts......What is Challenging?One-shotting Every mob is deadly. ..
To Curse the Sky, one kill: A Video Guide
Someone asked me how one does this quest, or really any quest, with minimum kills. It's 20% knowing the mechanics (sources of noise, what does and does not break sneak, knowing of extremely exploitable abilities like Shadow Phase, etc.), 70% your own..
EE DoJ. The Captain's Crew Method.
Bladeroom Melees in one group along a pre-designated safe spot, Ranged behind them on another. (Note: Raid leader to corner. Raid leader calls for final buffs such as displacement, tough skin, meld, etc. and informs the team that they are initiating ..
Weave in the Fade: Limited-use Assassin Technique
The basics: Stay permanently invisible and in Shadow WalkScrolls are good (SD's shadow walk only lasts one minute whereas scrolled shadowwalk lasts about 8ish minutes; scrolled invis is good for 3min)elven dragonmarks last forever This mimics partia..
Character Planner - Poll - Android mobile version interest
I've been thinking about this, and I would like to know what the interest from the community would be in seeing an Android mobile app version of the character planner. So, my question is: Would you be interested in an Android version of the planner,..
DDO-Wrapper (custom installer)
Introduction Greetings and welcome to DDO-Wrapper! This project was born out of the fact that the original setup files provided by Turbine either do not work most of the time and/or are miles out of date (as far back as Shadowfell being released). I ..
EE DoJ and that fun thing called Lag.
First I would like to give a heads up to the fact that this isn't a fix all. We have however had a lot of success with a few small changes. Basically we smashed our faces into the lag wall and then made one small change at a time that seemed to make ..
Gear Planner (in development)
I've begun writing a comprehensive gear planner that will be a stand-alone desktop program but will also have limited interaction with my build planner. Being its own utility I figured move the development feedback to this thread. Early design goals:..
How to defeat Eudoxia: Guide to Defiler of the Just Epic Elite
Great Job by everyone in the group. We were super close to finish this raid on elite in few attempts during the last week but we had some terrible bad luck. This time we finally did it. We will work to smooth it down, use less resources and have few..
Stealth Guide slideshow: EE Old Tomb, New Tenants
Old Tomb, New Tenants is a fun, easy quest to stealth. It can be added easily to xp runs after Spies in the House. Practice on EN and farm on EH. EE for Saga reward!Required and suggested skills, destinies and shinies:Maxed out HS and MS (obviously)...
Solid Leveling Guide
What's the best way to get from level 4/7 - 20 if you are not VIP, you own all packs, and you are on your first life? I would just elite through everything, but I can't open unfortunately, so wondering if there's a different technique, other than wai..
Gear Planner Spreadsheet
Hello everyone! I've been working on this for the last few months, inputting all of the named items in ddo into a spreadsheet. I imagine, like myself, there are people out there who just enjoy making gear sets for their characters or their friends. M..
Guide for Crystal Cove PUGs
Just about all my experience in Crystal Cove is in PUGs, most of which I led. I never had a static group of guildies or friends to master it with specific roles, so I never have tweaked out each role to maximum efficiency. Things like having the cent..
How to create a map
Hey peeps, I don't know, if this is the right place to ask but ... I am interested in creating a wilderness or quest map (for ddo). How do you do that? What software do you use? Is there a good side with examples and a how-to guide? Google didn't r..
List of items with pre-slotted augments
Not sure if this has been done, but I couldn't find a list if it has. This list is mid to upper level augments only. It does not include low level augments like stats below +4 and resistance and protection below +3, etc. Let me know if I've missed ..
Having encumbrance issues? Surprising source of weight
A lot of you may know about this but thought I would post it anyway. Was wondering why I was sometimes getting uncentered on my main in her heroic life. She has little gear in her backpack. Turns out those multiple green large collectible bags (fro..
Quick Leveling from 15+?
How are folks generally doing leveling of iconics from 15 -> 20. Assuming you don't intend to immediately TR/ETR at 28, do people go back and rerun all the Coin Lords/House K lowbie quests for bag/bank space? What quests and chains do you run ..
Ultimate Fighter Build Questions
I love playing melee however I took a 3 year vacation from DDO and everything has changed. I am playing a half-orc fighter and I am currently seeking advice to maximize the amount of PRR as well as DR. Any suggestions would be helpful....
Crystal Cove: Lighting the Path (For Kobolds)
Y'arr, greetings, DDO Community. Self-Appointed Coin Lord of the Seas, ForgettableNPC here! (Skip down a bit if you want to actually get to the Guide part, most of the introduction is just me rambling trying to be amusing) DDO, while giving us quests..
Melee Master Vampires: Oh Dual-Fang Runts of the PM Tree UNITE!
Disclaimer: This is a work in progress. I am no expert on PMs so please post your suggestions. There have been a number of threads recently with players proposing vampire builds. I also was intrigued and played a 6 monk/7 wiz/7 rogue version to cap r..
Stealth: Acting, Even killing, in Plain Sight outside Assassinate
With the upcoming buffs to the rogue trees there may be some renewed interest in stealth tactics. The following post is about acting independent of assassinate; one does not need to be a rogue assassin to succeed in stealth. (For those who like to in..
A collection of teaching raid videos for new players
Hey e1! The High Lords of Malkier on Sarlona have been hosting community teaching raids for new players. This is our second year doing them and they've been a lot of fun. This year we started recording the events and posting the videos in the Sarlo..
Find the Quest with the Most Chests/Mimics
Wondering what quests have the most chests to farm mimics? Wonder no longer!Dungeons and Dragons Top 10 XP and Loot http://www.ddmsrealm.com/dungeons-an...op-10-xp-loot/ Good luck with the Mimic Hunt!..
the Cleric epic has a Sun Elf and the ability INt is 10 not Wis ??? this doesn't help out with the healer build as they need Charisma and Wisdom ??? why did the Dev's do this for a build you have to buy ??? the Pally also didn't impress me the Ftr wa..
TR builds need some info
I have been playing DDO off and on since 2005 the Builds have changed so much it is not so simple anymore to figure out a good build though there is much more versatility today I am looking to build a 3Rd life TR as a epic Dragon knight the first lif..
Character Builder Lite (in development)
I've been working on a character builder since Christmas, and it's coming along pretty well so far. Adopting a minimalist philosophy -- thus the "Lite" -- it's geared toward people with a decent working knowledge of the game. Truth be told, I envisio..
Risia Blue Coin Farming in Zawabi's Revenge: Observations
I farmed blue coins by killing the various fire beings in the entrance corridor and then exiting. This includesSeveral efreetiMephitsFire elementals What I found, rather interestingly, is that on heroic settings, the mephits do not drop blue coins; ..
List of every spell crit modifier and max spell crit chances
So I was wondering what the max spell crit chance was, and I couldn't find a list so i just compiled this after a few hours and though I'd post it for others. Forgive the general messiness, its mainly just meant to show information. Also if something..
Calculation of average damage on each attack
Hi all I have some spare time so I thought i might as well put it to good use. So here is what i can do for you: You give a list of things and i calculate the average damage per attack. please take into account everything from the list below or let..
The Admiralís Guide to Treasure Hoarding (Airships, Renoun, and Storage)
A vast ye mattey! Here is a guide for all those pirates with bulging chests and the savvy that can go the distance for days on end. This is not just a guide about airships, but how to raise a fleet of treasure ships and darken the skies over Stormr..
TR Strategy Help Needed
I finally have my first toon ready to heroic TR. I know that there is a comprehensive guide on "how to" TR, but is there any such guide that covers the strategy of the process? Should I have a final toon type in mind to plan for this TR and future?..
Cleric Guides and Other Strategy Videos
Hello all, just wanted to take a minute and let others know about some videos I've put together on my youtube channel. Below is my Cleric Healing Guide. I've also put together other discussion videos on my youtube channel, link here: Axel's DDO Youtu..
Character Build Pool? Impaqt's legacy?
Hello! I have not been around the game in a long time, and with all the changes I have a lot of work still ahead of me. So here's my question: When I left, there were a number of people who listed cool builds, but Impaqt was pretty much up there a..
Fabricator Crafting Quest Assistance
I have attempted to clear this quest from my log, but no matter how I go about it, I can't find the NPC Maker. Instead I'm greeted by Willman. I don't know if it's because I already started crafting before accepting the quest in the Harbor or not. ..
Collection of Awesome Items to Glamer!
Hey guys I think it would be a cool idea to make a well collection of awesome items to glamor including weapons since their coming soon..I'll post a couple myself but please post your own and I'll add it to the OP. Basically anything that doesn't jus..
Mark of Death tiles video
Put together a short video of me doing Mark of Death tiles both with and without goggles. Fraps doesn't recognize my microphone so just added some commentary in the video description. While not an all inclusive guide hopefully it helps some of you ..
Crystal Cove Guides on DDM's Realm
The Crystal Cove event is back! I think this is probably the best single event in DDO to get some great gear for any character. Make the most out of it with our Crystal Cove Guides.Crystal Cove Quest WalkthroughCrafting and RecipesPimp Your Pirate Ha..
Abbot Video Guides
I decided to make video guides on Abbot, since my guild wants to start running Abbot, many players have never run it before (or know only roids), and I'm not currently playing enough for my schedules to coincide with theirs to a degree that would all..
Stormreach Shadows: A Comprehensive Stealth Guide
Update 19's revamp to the stealth system stoked me, especially when hearing it personally from Tolero and Producer Glin last year at GenCon Indy. I've enjoyed pushing the new abilities through Kiricletica, a Ninja Spy that has soloed much of the gam..
Character Planner - Announcement
Hey all, I have an announcement of some import regarding the planner. After some eight years developing and maintaining the program, I have decided to step down as the lead designer on the project. Mainly this is due to time constraints and my desir..
A common question on the forums for people new to spellcasting classes is, "What should my spell list be?" I figure a good way of answering this (instead of answering the same question over and over) is to have a page on wiki with some commentary as ..
An Epic Mathematical Analysis of Epic Experience
So I’ve taken it upon myself to grind out some Epic Reincarnations. Being the mathematically inclined engineering student that I am, I wanted to figure out the optimal path to get the 6.5 million XP required to get a character from level 20 to ..
Internet Browser Not Working? No Problem!
If your internet browser is not working and you want to get on in game, I made a way to get to Google/Gmail from inside the game. With that virtually anywhere else u can get to by searching. Just follow these steps: ctrl-d > forums > fansites..
Hello again. i post this topic to ask for a Guide on GS guards, about the exact numbers of the procs chances etc i remember there was one but i cant find it now. any help appreciated, thnx for your time!..
DDO Mobile Character Planner App
OK, so, about a year ago, I had wondered about a DDO application for iPad (possibly on iPhone/Android??) that I could use to plan my character builds. After doing a little bit of forum searching, I'd found that there was no app on the market yet. I h..
A Veteran DM Approaches Newbie Soloing
First, a brief introduction: hi there! I have been DMing (Dungeon Master-ing) since 2001 across half a dozen different pen-and-paper game systems. For MMOs, I've played EverQuest, EQ2, WoW, City of Heroes and EVE Online to varying degrees, and my d..