As you know, DDOGamer is always ready and willing to answer your game-related or relationship questions. Even texts! Like this one, from a friend who will remain anonymous, but for the sake of this article I will refer to as “Judye”.
So many issues inherent in this one question! The anonymous texter feels that her fighter is sub-par. Not only poorly kitted, but also, not uber. What an interesting choice of words! “Uber” (from the German über, note the umlaut) is not a simple statement of what a fighter has or has not, but rather, reflects the entire gestalt of the character and (more importantly) the person playing it. Our texter has embedded important aspects of her self-image into this collection of pixels and subroutines.
And that is the heart of the issue; it is not fightery equipment, it is self-doubt. Fight the self-doubt, anonymous texter! You exist, you yearn, you create: you are already good enough! You do not have to strive to be über, anonymous texter, you already are!
Or maybe she just wants a list of clickies.
While I doubt that my fighter Chelena (the World’s Strongest Halfling) has the complete list (perhaps also lacking in über?), she has been playing awhile and has quite the collection. Let’s examine it.
I am ignoring the part of the question that asked by level. All of these are good as soon as you can get them. Most of them remain good throughout the character lifespan, even up into Epics and the end game.
The first list is the traditional clickies, “traditional” in that they are gear-based and refresh when you shrine. Clickies don’t seem to drop on random gear anymore, except in a few end rewards. It would probably take some doing to get all of these today. But totally worthwhile if you can pull it off, all of these are useful to a Fighter. Especially Shield, but all of them have uses. I am listing them in descending order of usefulness, based on how often I click them myself when I am playing my fighter:
- Solid Fog
- Haste (only useful until you get a Speed VI item)
- Detect Secret Doors
Similarly, these clickies are actually named items. All but one of them still drops (maybe you can still find it on the AH?), and all of them are useful to a fighter. I am again listing them in the order of most useful to least useful. Follow the links to see where each one drops.
- Displacement (Smoke II green steel)
- Deathward (Visor of the Flesh Render Guards) [Edit] added by reader Percivaul
- Stoneskin (Mineral II green steel)
- Fire Shield (Cold) (original Cloak of Ice, no longer drops)
- Greater Heroism (Planar Gird)
- Teleport (Royal Guard Mask)
- Restoration (Hammer of Life)
- Companion summoning (Shard of Xoriat or Epic Wolf Whistle or one of several others)
- Invisibility (Cloak of Invisibility)
- Raise Dead (Ring of the Ancestors or
- Pos/Pos/Pos greensteel)
If you happened to buy the Menace of the Underdark pre-order then you will also want to click your Spider Mask as soon as you finish shrining, every time.
Note I have only listed items that restore at shrines. But other clickies exist with cooldowns rather than charges and you will want these too!
- Harper Pin, Greater
- Key to the City of Eveningstar
Also, although you will only want one of the eternal flasks, you definitely do want one. I prefer the Bottomless Flask of Rum or the Eternal Flask of Deathward, since there are other ways to acquire all of the other eternal flasks buffs.
But the most-clicked clickies of all are not really clickies but are instead Enhancements. They have charges, like clickies, and restore at shrines, but you don’t have to loot them. Chelena prefers this list, but others may have even better choices:
- Haste Boost
- Power Surge
- Dragonmarks (of Healing for Chelena, but as pointed out by Comic below will differ for others)
- Weapon Meditation
The top three are all so useful it is difficult to rank them. I could argue that they are all three tied for each being the most useful Fighter clickies in this entire article.
Finally, there are the “clickies” one can gain from Epic Destinies. While I am certain that other players will have better lists, Chelena’s ED charged clickies are:
- Healing Spring
- Action Boost: Unmoveable
- Action Boost: Thick Skinned
I hope that others will chime in on this topic. Remember, we are not trying to list all of the clickies in the game, but rather, those that a Fighter may find useful.
Can you think of any that I have missed? Or alternately, have I included something you don’t think belongs on this list?
🙂 😀 🙂