Something happened this most recent New Years Eve. Something bad. I played Rancyd Danzig, my bard who was re-cast in the Feybuckler mold several months ago and who has been rarely touched since if at all.
Playing Rancyd should not be bad. I like the Feybuckler build, so much so that when Mawry finished with it and reincarnated back into a Commando build I reincarnated Rancyd for this specific purpose: recast from scratch just so I would continue to have a Feybuckler to play.
But it isn’t going well. Rancyd – who is level 24 – got creamed in Epic level 24-26 content. Just creamed. He was dead more than he was alive, and even when alive he was not really that much help. Fortunately most everyone was drinking and maybe didn’t notice. But I did and it was quite bad, bordering on embarrassingly bad.
It makes sense that Mawry would make a better Feybuckler than Rancyd. Mawry is a completionist who also has several Epic Past Life feats. Rancyd was on his first life when I decided instead to remake him. At level 24, this is the highest level he has ever achieved.
But still, should he be this bad?
And then I looked at his gear. Oh, yeah. That.