Original guide was written by Durgrok Profiseer, Everfrost server. Additional commentary and updates by 'Mum - including the GU52 hex doll revamp. (Down & dirty quick edit for GU52 means this could use some extra eyeballs, and possibly a rewrite. If anyone wants to tackle it, please post in the forums.)
|Tier||Common||Common Stats*||Rare||Rare Stats*||Imbue Material|
|2||Burlap (Tuber)||+6, 3hp/3pwr||Roughspun (Sisal)||+10, 5 hp/pwr, +60 resists||Glowing|
|3||Canvas (Belladonna)||+8, 3hp/3pwr||Ruckas (Dandelion)||+14, 10 hp/pwr, +105 resists||Sparkling|
|4||Broadcloth (Tussah)||+12, 7 hp/pwr||Cloth (Oak Root)||+20, 15 hp/pwr, +140 resists||Glimmering|
|5||Rough Linen (Ashen)||+18, 10 hp/pwr||Linen (Figwart)||+24, +5 sta, 20 hp/pwr, +225 resists||Luminous|
|6||Sandcloth (Succulent)||+21, 12 hp/pwr||Cambric (Saguaro)||+30, +10 sta, 25 hp/pwr, +270 resists||Lambent|
|7||Windcloth (Hanging)||+26, 15 hp/pwr||Dragon's Breath (Nimbus)||+34, +15 sta, +30 hp/pwr, +302 resists||Scintillating|
|8||Damask (Lichenclover)||+30, +10 sta, 18 hp/pwr||Swiftcloth (Mantrap)||+40, +20 sta, 40 hp/pwr, +347 resists
+1 melee crit chance
+1 ranged crit chance
+1 damage spell crit chance
+1 heal crit chance
|Name||Self Buff||Target Effect|
|Ruin Imbued||Stamina Increase||Lowered Physical Mitigation|
|Discord Imbued||Wisdom Increase||Lowered Attribute Scores|
|Shadow Imbued||Agility Increase||Lowered Movement Rate|
|Chaos Imbued||Intelligence Increase||Lowered Magical Mitigation|
|Fright Imbued||Strength Increase||Lowered Attack Rate|
All self effects are automatic, once the doll is in your activatable slot and attuned; no other requirements are in place. All triggered effects require 1 second to cast. (New cast time with GU52). In addition, equipping two different Mastercrafted (not handcrafted) dolls (different tiers and/or different types) will grant you a Vexing Hexing set bonus which gives you a 5% reduction in cast time on the triggered hexes, and a 5% improvement in the hex's effectiveness.
A: For the targetable effect. Many people get frustrated that their roughspun, tier 2 rare doll can't affect the big, level 45 nasty they have been showing Barbie to - what they don't understand is they're showing the beast a tier 2 doll. Tier 2 ends at level 19. Can you imagine a level 19 casting a spell at a level 45 creature and expecting it to stick? No? Then don't expect your doll to do so. If you're looking to get the best combination of stat buffs and debuff qualities, mix and match - get a tier 5 common doll to cast on your foes, and the highest rare doll you can afford for the stat.
A: See above. Have you been waving your level 29 Cabbage Patch Kid at the Ghost of Lady Vox? Try Ladon instead, or snag yourself a Linen Doll.
A: On many servers, people are noting that rare dolls are going for a LOT more than common ones. The answer here is simple - tracking down a lightsource and getting it extracted is a moderate pain, but combining that with tracking down a rare root makes it a significant pant indeed. You're effectively looking for a doll with two rare harvests (yes, I know one of them is really uncommon, spare me) and that's a lot of work. Tier 5 rare dolls in particular can be quite the trick to get everything together for - but then, you're asking for the Norrathian equivalent of a priceless rare china doll - don't expect to pay Wal-Mart-Action-Figure prices.
A: The flavor of doll you choose - or the combination - is entirely up to player preferences. Some get them for the personal buff; others for the target debuff. Mages have an obvious preference - intelligence AND magic mitigation debuff in one - but some prefer other dolls as well. Many soloers like the Shadow Imbued doll, to slow the mob, making it easier to deal with the mob at range.
A: Yes! They do not stack with themselves - that is, you can't drop five Hexes of Chaos on one mob and then blast it to smithereens - but you can drop a Hex of Chaos, a Hex of Shadow, and so on. As far as I know, no one has reported problems with the dolls overwriting or conflicting with other spells.
A: Infinite charges! Debuff to your heart's content - it won't run out.
A: Many tailors are bribeable with real-world booze or chocolate. Failing that, it often helps to have the materials they will need already on-hand. Those materials can be harvested or sometimes bought from the broker.
Ultimately, there is a doll for pretty much every class and play style - it's just a question of what works for you. Now go play with your dolls, and be proud!