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Question - Returning player, rerolling heroic 3 man (1 Viewer)

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I haven't played in quite a while. I believe the last time I played perhaps was 2013 or so.

I decided to give it another go around with a new server, team, etc. I went sk/shm/brd. All are gold and 85 heroics.

Back when I was playing there wasn't a rotation of hot zones so it was pretty easy to pick the ones that were good and stick in them. So my question is this given the current hot zones and the swap coming up where is a good spot(s) to do 85 to 90 and 90 to 95 taking breaks to farm aa on the 5s?

I figure at 95 I might be able to do gribbles.

Should I use 3 j5 melee dps mercs?
 

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I haven't played in quite a while. I believe the last time I played perhaps was 2013 or so.

I decided to give it another go around with a new server, team, etc. I went sk/shm/brd. All are gold and 85 heroics.

Back when I was playing there wasn't a rotation of hot zones so it was pretty easy to pick the ones that were good and stick in them. So my question is this given the current hot zones and the swap coming up where is a good spot(s) to do 85 to 90 and 90 to 95 taking breaks to farm aa on the 5s?

I figure at 95 I might be able to do gribbles.

Should I use 3 j5 melee dps mercs?
you're starting off real strong cover your basis with a tank, healer, and a cc/adps! 3 mercs dps are going to be just fine, but i bet you'll have some "real" toons in short order!

Shammies can have some trouble solo healing in the mid levels until they start getting their reckless line of heals at 90/95/100/105 etc, sub 100, you're probably going to find yourself having a little challenge, so it might be worth rocking a cleric merc in that mix to take some of the pressure off.

you will 100% want to get all 3 epic 2.0s for your sk, shaman, and bard - they are incredibly useful, even in current 115 game.

85s i did hot zones (good money as well as xps), then 90s i did some shard's landing, you get the tradable gear there that is a decent upgrade. that should give you a decent start.

2013 - 2021 is a pretty long time - so give yourself a break if everything doesn't come back to you right away - heroic toons are a great place to start, however.

good luck!
 

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you're starting off real strong cover your basis with a tank, healer, and a cc/adps! 3 mercs dps are going to be just fine, but i bet you'll have some "real" toons in short order!

Shammies can have some trouble solo healing in the mid levels until they start getting their reckless line of heals at 90/95/100/105 etc, sub 100, you're probably going to find yourself having a little challenge, so it might be worth rocking a cleric merc in that mix to take some of the pressure off.

you will 100% want to get all 3 epic 2.0s for your sk, shaman, and bard - they are incredibly useful, even in current 115 game.

85s i did hot zones (good money as well as xps), then 90s i did some shard's landing, you get the tradable gear there that is a decent upgrade. that should give you a decent start.

2013 - 2021 is a pretty long time - so give yourself a break if everything doesn't come back to you right away - heroic toons are a great place to start, however.

good luck!
Hopefully, the SK taps will offset any issues solo healing the shammy might have at those levels.

But if not, it’s trivial to add a cleric merc.
 
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@iso heroic augs
these augmentations are offered to Heroic Characters as bonus task rewards for completing various guest in House of thule tier 1 zones .
Searching for info on these augs will lead you to dead ends. Short answer do these quest sk gets fills every 7/8 aug slot with 30 ac.
HOT lower flower.
Find My Brudders
The Beast of Horror
The Beast of Rage
The Beast of Rot
The Beast of the Unknown
Thinning Out Their Numbers: Bone Crafters and Quaking Haunts
Thinning Out Their Numbers: Rotdogs and Snakes
Thinning Out Their Numbers: Skeletons and Bone Golems
Thinning Out Their Numbers: Terror Guards
Thinning Out Their Numbers: Terror Spinners and Sleeper Cubes

Feerrott(can't pre-loot most of them, have to do some in succession):

A Panting Lizard
A Strong Silk
Appeasing a Teir'Dal
Meat For Eat
Tangling With Wolves
Rupkerr #1: An Expedition Gone Awry
Rupkerr #2: Uncovering the Truth
Rupkerr #3: A Cursed Cure
Illian #1: Protecting the Weak (Minded)
Illian #2: There's Something in the Water

Completing 15th quest gave charm aug,
18th gave 35 AC shield aug and non-prestige dmg +6 aug for 1h
19th gave waist
20th gave chest aug completing the full set
Heroic Prismatic Gemstone350000000000
Heroic Protective Scales3040000000300
Heroic Soothsayer's Eye3040000000300
Heroic Incarnadine Gemstone3040000000300
Heroic Golden Ore3040000000300
Heroic Cliknar Eye3040000000300
Heroic Flame Alchemist's Jewel3040000000300
Heroic Obsidianite Spar3040000000300
Heroic Rockomancy Diamond3040000000300
Heroic Lump of Felsic Lava3040000000300
Heroic Bleakburn Goo3040000000300
Heroic Chip of Hardened Clay3040000000300
Heroic Echoing Shriek3040000000300
Heroic Crystalline Tear3040000000300
Heroic Bloodbound Ruby3040000000300
Heroic Rock Guardian Shard3040000000300
Heroic Eye of the Serpent3040000000300
Heroic Signet of Devotion3040000000030
Heroic Timeless Stone3040000000030
Heroic Tarnished Stone3040000000030
Heroic Facet of the Siren3040000000030
Heroic Mold-covered Stone3040000000030
Heroic Workmaster's Horn3040000000030
Heroic Eye of the Firebug3040000000030
Heroic Algid Ice Cube3040000000030
Heroic Empowered Boneshards3040000000030
Heroic Essence Scour3040000000030
Heroic Eye of Conquest3040000000030
Heroic Shard of Pain3040000000030
Heroic Sporali Skin3040000000030
Heroic Stone of the Sovereign3040000000030
Heroic Icy Heart3040000000030
Heroic Jewel of the Self3040000000030
Heroic Facet of the Siren208070700000030
Heroic Timeless Stone208070700000030
Heroic Jewel of the Self208070700000030
Heroic Eye of the Firebug208070700000030
Heroic Stone of the Sovereign208070700000030
Heroic Mold-Covered Stone208070700000030
Heroic Shard of Pain208070700000030
Heroic Empowered Boneshards208070700000030
Heroic Essence Scour208070700000030
Heroic Eye of Conquest208070700000030
Heroic Icy Heart208070700000030
Heroic Tarnished Stone208070700000030
Heroic Algid Ice Cube208070700000030
Heroic Workmaster's Horn208070700000030
Heroic Sporali Skin208070700000030
Heroic Signet of Devotion208070700000030
Heroic Golden Ore208070703000000
 
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Oh sweet aug list. Thank you.

I went to Valdeholm and MMM both were super easy and seemed like the exp was slow. Those are the 80 and 85 HZ right now. I'll get the Augs done and try the 90 zone.
 
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House of Thule lower area has a lot of named mobs that drop goodies. Stick outside until it is easy then move in. Outside there is a quest giver that you can repeat quests with for killing snakes and rot dogs as well. Park your group against the back wall where you zone in left or right and pull to group. It is where I practiced boxing when I returned to the game.
 
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So I loved oceangreen hills feerrott and lunawyn(sp) when I was playing. Is there anything similar in the current HZ lineup?
After the servers come back up then go see Franklin Teek outside the lobby in POK. He offers kill 5 tasks in hot zones for every 5 levels you are. You get bonus exp, plat and armor. He gives them up to level 95.

They are random and differ on each server and change only when there is a server down or update and on the 1st of the month, so you need to go ask him. The lists you will find do show what hot zones there could be but they are not accurate as to what they currently are since it changes so often.


You can only ask for 1 for each level each day. But you can ask for more than 1 level so you can do a couple. For exp you can ask for level 80 & 85 & 90 but if you only ask for say level 70 then that will be all you can ask for on that day.

Each of these zones will continue to give a little bit of bonus exp even after you finish the kill 5. Better than a regular zone.There are also nice augs that drop per each hot zone.

You certainly could move on to the HA that his cousin Clayton offers. And he will port you to them. Some zones do require progression be done before you can enter them and the exp is not given until the very end of the HA.

The Heroic Aug list posted above it a great resource and nicely layed out. I found those augs became useless once I got just a few levels higher.

No one has mentioned yet THE OVERSEER!!!

At level 85 you can do this while your doing other things, or even after you log off. You set up the quests, they run and you get exp or other choices. Players can gain very good exp. Bonzz has a nice page http://www.bonzz.com/overseer.htm and there is one here in Redguides if you search
 
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When you have all three epics up as well as bard fierce eye and taps the SK will be extremely difficult to kill. It's all a matter of timing for those and that makes the shaman much more effective at healing
 
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I've just started a new heroic team of Paladin, Mage, Bard and Wizard. I was initially planning just Pal/Wiz/Bar (never played them before) but I missed having a mage too much and I suspect I will also add extra toons as the team progresses.

I've got the team to level 90 using the following :-

* Gribbles - The 3 tasks are doable at 85 and the exp is very nice. The named drop a few items that my team have used. The currency is also very useful for buying augments from the various group vendors.

* TBM Into The Temple + Lxavnom Labors/In Defense of Health/Fate Rewards the Bold/We Make Our Own Rewards - Harder than Gribbles but the currency allowed me to upgrade the Fire/Cold/Magic focus effects on my casters from10-60 L90 to 52-73 L110. You can also buy the currency in bazaar which is useful to gear up the team and you can sell it back to vendor when you want to upgrade items.

* HoT tasks as mentioned by @Dobber123

My play time is a little limited but I also want to look at HZs to check if there are any useful augs
 
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So are the hot zones not like the old type where there was a permanent ZEM? Or is it just that they rotate in and out so frequently that it's a daily t struggle to find the best exp.
 
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Welcome back. You will love what this community offers in the way of a knowledge base.

My advice - drop the 3 mercs and role three additional toons for a full six man group. It really doesn't add to the complexity of managing the group and the mq2 toons will easily out perform the mercs. I started with a 3 man team and within 30 days had dropped the mercs.
 
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Is there any sort of automation for the HAs?

Also I remember the followers being better about zoning when the leader does. I am using the built in button for follow me. Am I misremembering or doing something wrong.

Can the built in button ui element be moved? I am using Sparx ui and it covers some stuff up.
 
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So are the hot zones not like the old type where there was a permanent ZEM? Or is it just that they rotate in and out so frequently that it's a daily t struggle to find the best exp.
Hot zones are tougher than normal zones. Mobs will hit harder. Daily quests are done in these zones and each one will have a aug that drops.
Is there any sort of automation for the HAs?

Also I remember the followers being better about zoning when the leader does. I am using the built in button for follow me. Am I misremembering or doing something wrong.

Can the built in button ui element be moved? I am using Sparx ui and it covers some stuff up.
There are some macro's that will do an ha but i have never used them. If you need help with an ha just ask, becuase there are plugins that can help you with certian parts and aspects. Like collecting quest items and turn ins. I would be hurt with know follow button on the ui. My guys tend to zone when leader does. If your haveing a problem there is a command that can be use to click and other things. i just can't remember them off hand.
 
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Currently a good thing to do is the Glowing Armor that is made from drops in the Hardcore_Heritage zones. The sebilisian set is god for tanks because it has high heroic stam. These zones also have special augs, weapons', clickies, and focus affects extra. I realize seb is probably to much for you but if sometimes you will see some of these lore/notrade items announced as rotting. Check out the links.
update-- the pic of the Sebilisian Dragonhunter Wristguard is some kind of bug and i'm not able to reproduce. --------------
hhpermafrost
hhcrushbone
hhmistmoore there is an interesting piece your sk might be interested in. Chestplate of the Dark Flame
hhsebilis random drop augs
Darkened Trakanon's Eye45405405295001515000
Darkened Trakanon's Heart45405295405151500000
Darkened Trakanon's Scale65215215215000014140


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