Can't tell your figwart from your mantrap? Uncertain what rares you should be scrounging for mastercrafted gear as you level up? Here's a down-and-dirty guide, just for scouts!
*=T9&10 changes the rare jewelry to mostly use the rare ore. The exception to this is some T9 jewelry from Quel'ule faction recipes.
||Cloak & Dolls
||bronze cluster or
||blackened iron cluster
||blackened iron cluster
or severed bone
||steel cluster or
||feysteel cluster or
||ebon cluster or
||cobalt cluster or
||xegonite cluster or
rough lumbered ebony
|rough lumbered ebony
||incarnadine cluster or
||brellium ore or eucalyptus lumber
||tungsten ore or bubinga lumber
||bubinga lumber (shield, no bow available yet)
||black star sapphire
||none yet this tier
Seek out an armorer for your armor. Tailors will make your cloak and hex dolls; jewelers will make your spells, and jewelry; woodworkers make your bow, round shields and ammo; weaponsmiths make metal weapons. When you have a crafted weapon created, you will likely want the "imbued" (not blessed), version.
Tiers: I know folks can be confused by the tier-thing, so here's the breakdown:
The only exception to the above are mastercrafted hex dolls, which are at the start of the tier (10, 20, etc.)
- Tier 1: levels 1-9, mastercrafted gear will be level 2 to equip
- Tier 2: levels 10-19, mastercrafted gear will be level 12 to equip
- Tier 3: levels 20-29, mastercrafted gear will be level 22 to equip
- Tier 4: levels 30-39, mastercrafted gear will be level 32 to equip
- Tier 5: levels 40-49, mastercrafted gear will be level 42 to equip
- Tier 6: levels 50-59, mastercrafted gear will be level 52 to equip
- Tier 7: levels 60-69, mastercrafted gear will be level 62 to equip
- Tier 8: levels 70-79, mastercrafted gear will be level 72 to equip
- Tier 9: levels 80-89, mastercrafted gear will be level 82 to equip
- Tier 10: levels 90-92, mastercrafted gear will be level 91 or 92 to equip (varies by slot)
Armor: There are multiple flavors of chain armor to choose from: Chainmail (STR/STA/AGI), Brigandine (STA/WIS/INT), Reverent (STR/WIS/INT), and Melodic (STR/AGI/INT).
Shields: While many scouts dual wield weapons, there may be situations where they use a shield in their secondary. When they do, they are allowed to use a round shield, which will use the same rare as a bow from the same tier.
Jewelry: While scouts typically use STR/STA/AGI on their jewelry, there are some times when they'll want a piece of INT/WIS/STA jewelry as well, especially if they're a dirge who gets part of their power pool from INT. In addition to rings, earrings, bracelets and the like, there are also various other jeweler-made items from the rare root (scarves) and rare hide (belt, tomes), but since there is a jewelry revamp in-progress, giving class-specific recommendations on these will have to wait.
Dolls: Hex dolls begin in tier 2, cloaks become available in tier 3. Neither are yet available in T10, since we only have a partial tier, and the recipes are later in the tier.
Experts: the following level 70 scout experts were part of the EoF expansion (when the level cap was 70), and use the tier 7 rare, spongy loam, instead of the tier 8 loam. Make sure to check with your jeweler before obtaining the rare for these experts, in case there have been any recent changes to them.
- Rain of Arrows
Created: 2008-08-06 10:44:34
Last Modified By: Niami Denmother
Last Modified on: 2012-05-02 11:11:20
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