Finally they are gathered, sorted, piled, counted, and accumulated. All of them. Finally.
It has taken me all of this time, regularly running the Temple of Elemental Evil on Heroic using my Epic characters, finally after … 15? 20? 25? runs I have accumulated enough assorted mushroomery to equip one character.
One. Character. One. So I have to do this right, I am seriously unlikely to get a redo chance it I muck it up.
I have chosen Bricki Lee, a Druid that mixes knife fighting in with her casting. I chose her based on logic, which I am hoping you all will help me double-check:
Everyone else has green steel, and green still is still better than TOEE heroic weapons. But Bricki Lee will probably never have green steel. Heroic TOEE is the next best thing and will likely last her through the heroic levels.
With that decision made, the next decision is exactly what to make. Bricki Lee is based on a tabletop character that dual-wielded daggers (it is a long story why, having to do with switchblades and Sprites). I’ve always thought of her as a dagger fighter in DDO too, although daggers are admittedly horrible weapons.
So I need to decide for myself if I want to continue the role playing aspect of dagger fighting or equip her with something more effective. And similarly, I have to decide if I want to invest any feats in her melee skills (even though that will be pretty wasted in Epic levels), and if so, what melee style fits her (although again from a role-playing point of view she was a dual-wielder). So those decisions are on me.
Yet that still leaves the question of what to build. Caster weapons? Or melee weapons? And that leads me to another assumption that I would like you all to double-check:
And yet another:
TOEE armor is actually pretty good, especially the leather for Druids who have a hard time finding anything non-metallic worth equipping in the heroic levels. Another worthwhile way to spend mushrooms.
So here I am, sitting on a pile of 600 Rusty Gilled mushrooms, 300 Yellow Parisol Mushrooms, at least 50 of each type of elemental colored mushroom, and even three Red Cage Mushrooms (though no Octopus Stinkhorns at all).
How may I use them most effectively? Two melee weapons and a set of armor?
What do you think?
🙂 😀 🙂