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Doc the Soul-Soother

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After running 4v4 about 20 times, I picked up a [Soul-Soothing Staff] for Doc.Awesome(ness) on a dual-tank run. I also picked up some [Gindular’s Beads] — seriously, what is up with that item name? — which will surely collect buckets of dust at the bottom of my storage bin. We decided to go for an impromptu run at the Dragon after my PUG’s last 4v4, but we repeatedly wiped on the Dragon’s fire phase (i.e. the first phase).

Next up is Knahswahs Prison, where I intend to grill a five ton Ariel filet, topped with Crème de le Cosmo and served with a blackened Executioner Vorpal salad. I just need three [Essences of Death], two [Black Hearts], and a [Waterboarding Cloak] per EagleWar’s recommendations until I can truly become Doc.Intermediate instead of Doc.Noob.

The soul quest continues for Doc. He is 9 souls away from an [Infinite Energy Necklace], which will be his first soul item.

Finally, I’d like to give a special shout-out to Maxk for being awesome, as well as §oul, Sporc, Eldesta, Wrinkles, Shadowmon, Liquid, LiMuBai, Doom/Attro, Stormsy, Rain¥, and all the other fellow -ShadowRiders- who have been incredibly generous and entertaining over the last few months. We have the friendliest guild on the planet, hands down. Let us know if you are level 20+ and aren’t a condescending jerk because we’re always looking to add more friendly people to the roster.

Regards,
Doc. The Soul-Soother

PS — Doc.Awesome après 4v4:

Hood: [Hood of Devout Healer of God]
Shoulders: [Healer of God’s Shoulderpads]
Chest: [Reinforced Conciliation Magecloth Robe]
Gloves: [Healer of God’s Handguards]
Legs: [Healer of God’s Legguards]
Boots: [Shoes of Devout Healer of God]
Cloak: [Holy Healing Cloak]
Necklace: [Shadewood Pendant]
Trinkets: [Swamp Eye], [Swamp Eye]
Rings: [Withered Ring of Salvation][Benevolence Ring]
Weapons: [Soul-Soothing Staff]

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June 29, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Mage.Dumbass: Vendored Epic Shoulders and Equipped New Weapons

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First, cheers to NickJr. from oac-head.com for the Über rad equipment widget. Each equipped item in the spec posted below has the same hover features as the rest of the oac-head links on this site. Check it out, yo!

So, why Mage.Dumbass? Well, I regularly switch between Mage.Awesome’s [Undead Scream Shoulder Pads] and his [Magic Spill Vanishing Magician’s Shoulderpads]. The [Undead Scream Shoulder Pads] improve his crit rating for clearing mobs while the [Magic Spill Vanishing Magician’s Shoulderpads] improving his spell power. The addition of the rune shoulders also gave me a boost in fireball power from the 4/6 bonus.

Sadly I accidentally vendored the [Magic Spill Vanishing Magician’s Shoulderpads] after a farming session. DOH! I don’t know wtf I was thinking. Gameloft’s forums are littered with custom service requests to return accidentally vendored items. Sadly, the response is always the same:

Soup Nazi from Seinfeld

While a buyback mechanism would be nice, I’m not going to get all high and mighty about this. It was me that effed up. At least I didn’t vendor an epic weapon like some people (ouch).

I had an extra [Essence of Death] from the lottery– I did the 30 rune lottery a few times and broke even overall– so I picked up another one in KPL to craft the [Magic Spill Vanishing Magician’s Legguards]. While my crit decreased a minuscule amount compared to using my old [Reinforced Blue Moire Skirt], my spell power increased dramatically. I spam Fireball all the time for Zeal’s mana generation so the rune gear bonus complements my spec nicely.

I also changed Mage.Awesome’s weapons. After the update, [Heartforger of Sorcery] was obsoleted by the combination of [Proud Silar’s Dirk] and [Bloodsoaked Orb]. I had a [Bloodsoaked Orb] lying around, so I picked up a [Proud Silar’s Dirk] for the now inflated price of 100g.

Still need to run GSL for that [Soul-Drain Staff].


Hood: [Magic Spill Vanishing Magician’s Hood]
Shoulders: [Undead Scream Shoulder Pads]
Chest: [Reinforced Conciliation Magecloth Robe]
Gloves: [Magic Spill Vanishing Magician’s Handguards]
Legs: [Magic Spill Vanishing Magician’s Legguards]
Boots: [Magic Spill Vanishing Magician’s Shoes]
Cloak: [Ocean’s Breeze]
Necklace: [Infinite Energy Necklace]
Trinkets: [Swamp Eye][Swamp Eye]
Rings: [Magic Excited Ring][Withered Ring of Sorcery]
Weapon: [Proud Silar’s Dirk], [Bloodsoaked Orb]

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June 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Doc.Awesome: RKL Complete

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After running RKL like a bazillion times– or perhaps 20 or so– I got all my essences and trinkets. I also picked up a [Withered Ring of Erudition] on a no-mage run, but it will probably remain in storage.


Hood: [Hood of Devout Healer of God]
Shoulders: [Healer of God’s Shoulderpads]
Chest: [Reinforced Conciliation Magecloth Robe]
Gloves: [Healer of God’s Handguards]
Legs: [Healer of God’s Legguards]
Boots: [Shoes of Devout Healer of God]
Cloak: [Holy Healing Cloak]
Necklace: [Shadewood Pendant]
Trinkets: [Swamp Eye], [Swamp Eye]
Rings: [Withered Ring of Salvation][Benevolence Ring]
Weapons: [Mace of Thistlevillus Flamen][Mace of Thistlevillus Flamen]

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June 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Speedy Mage/Monk Tailoring Guide

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This post is way out of date. Gameloft changed the amount of materials needed for crafting. Sadly these numbers are significantly lower than the ones now. Of course, GL offers a way for you to buy master crafting now… (rolling eyes)

I published my Speedy Ranger Leatherworking Guide in January, outlining the fastest route from Primary to Master in the leather profession. This article is basically the same but for tailors. I didn’t write a script this time but I’m fairly certain that this is the best route.

Credit as usual goes to oac-head.com for their awesome, tailor profession table.

If you follow this guide, please comment to confirm that it is correct or to report any errors.

Primary

Intermediate

Advanced

Professional

Master

Nice work, hot shot.

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June 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Healing RKL: Failure is a Component of Success

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The cliché motivational poster in your corporate break room reads, “failure is an inevitable part of success.” In RKL, my failures stack up like skinny, urban, Vietnamese houses in Hanoi.

If you haven't seen these before, you owe it to yourself to visit Vietnam.

If you haven’t seen these before, you owe it to yourself to visit Vietnam.

On Col.Awesome, there was no shortage of n00bishness of sniping Kermode with [Wind Cutter]. Mage.Awesome was no different, having accumulated an astounding number of missed crits in RKL. So it only makes sense that Doc.Awesome would have the same trouble. Several times I’ve accidentally healed myself repeatedly while trying to heal our tank, button mashing Rapid Heal like Wac-a-mole wondering why the tank’s health won’t increase. Knowing how much I appreciate DBs on Mage.Awesome, I try to DB the mili or mage in my groups as much as possible, but I frequently DB the tank or ranger instead. It’s not that I don’t attempt to select the tank, mage, or mili from the team list, but I simply am having trouble processing all of this stuff at once. The awareness that you need as a healer is much greater than the awareness required when playing as a mage or ranger.

That said, I’m definitely improving as I get more familiar with the spells and role of the healer class. I’m doing well with combining restore with Rapid Heal and Divine Light. I’ve also never failed to pray on Raj, although that doesn’t matter as much now that Rangers and Milis can interrupt his flight.

As expected, my success in RKL also depends on the quality of my team. It helps having a pro tank like Sporc when I’m healing; otherwise, we usually die on Kermode. We also win almost every time if the mili or mage are heavy hitters. Sometimes a mili can save the day by finishing off Kermode after the tank dies, like this Asian-character-named-dude that we played with in my second to last RKL run! I’ll call him the cure for the Wac-a-mole.

Anyway, I’ve had two drops worth mentioning over the last few days: a [Withered Ring of Salvation] and an [Essence of Swamp]. Pretty lucky!

Withered Ring of Salvation: forgot to expand the stats. Hover over a link for more info.

Withered Ring of Salvation: forgot to expand the stats. Hover over a link for more info.

Doc.Awesome, at your service:

Hood: [Healer of God’s Hood]
Shoulders: [Healer of God’s Shoulderpads]
Chest: [Reinforced Conciliation Magecloth Robe]
Gloves: [Healer of God’s Handguards]
Legs: [Healer of God’s Legguards]
Boots: [Shoes of Devout Healer of God]
Cloak: [Holy Healing Cloak]
Necklace: [Shadewood Pendant]
Trinkets: [Ancient Soul of the Dragons], (No Second Trinket!)
Rings: [Withered Ring of Salvation][Benevolence Ring]
Weapons: [Mace of Thistlevillus Flamen][Mace of Thistlevillus Flamen]

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June 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Col.Awesome and the Quest for Souls

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After equipping Col.Awesome with all the non-epic gear from RKL, KPL, and ETL, I repeatedly farmed [Symbols of Champion] and ran 4v4 and RKL for epics. Having absolutely no time to waste on that sort of thing, I abandoned that effort after a week or so and created Doc.Awesome and Mage.Awesome. If you read this blog regularly you’d know that very little has been mentioned about the Colonel over the last few months.

Since the update that made epics purchasable, I’ve logged onto Col.Awesome daily to complete the soul dailies. I’m up to 350 or so at the moment. At 12 per day and 5 days per week, I should be rolling into a Vega with a [Sunsaya Crossbow] in just under 6 weeks! Damn that seems like a while. My snipe caps out at around 3200 right now with buffs, pots, and the like. It just isn’t high enough to compete, you know? Hopefully I’ll get 6 more [Symbols of Champion] in that time as well.

3100 crit against Shadows

3100 crit against Shadows

One day after defeating the Shadow Warriors, I ran up to Silent Castle. Actually I have no idea why or how I ended up there. Strange. Anyway, a few Shadow Priests were watching over the grounds surrounding the castle. I couldn’t deal damage to them and they didn’t ever move- bugged. Silent Castle definitely has an eerie atmosphere with that dense fog and those witches floating around. I picked up a few [High Quality Armor Scraps] and then took the first wing out of there.

Shadow Priests at Silent Castle

Shadow Priests at Silent Castle

Yesterday the boars in the Rift dropped yet another blue. This time it was the [Flying Lightning Bow of the Wind]. I’ve probably seen 5-10 blues since they were created. Remember that first Soul Daily update? All the boars were bugged except for one, and everybody crowded around it, formed teams, and talked sh*t while waiting for it to respawn. Those were the days, maaan, those were the days.

Flying Lightning Bow of the Wind from the Boars

Flying Lightning Bow of the Boars

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June 20, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Doc.Awesome: 60, Master Tailor, Donations, and First RKL Attempt

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First of all, I am level 60 on Doc.Awesome, which is… well… incredibly awesome. Getting to 60 after that last post was very difficult </sarcastic>. Yada yada, who cares, blah blah.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

600 gold later, Doc is also a master tailor! I’ll post another speedy crafting guide soon, but bottom line is that leveling tailoring is usually the fastest when crafting gloves. After achieving master, I made a [Reinforced Conciliation Magecloth Robe] for the Doc.

I also received some very generous gifts and had some fine luck. A fellow guildie made a few extremely generous donations: 5 epic rune-gear recipes (!!!), a [Holy Healing Cloak], a [Mace of Thistlevillus Flamen], and a [Benevolence Ring]! I also won the First (not Grand) Prize in the Wikia OAC Giveaway of 30 runes! To celebrate, I decided to kick start my dungeon attempts by purchasing [Essence of Swamp] for 9 runes. That allowed me to craft the [Shoes of Devout Healer of God].

And so the equipment log begins:

Hood: [Healer of God’s Hood]
Shoulders: [Healer of God’s Shoulderpads]
Chest: [Reinforced Conciliation Magecloth Robe]
Gloves: [Healer of God’s Handguards]
Legs: [Healer of God’s Legguards]
Boots: [Shoes of Devout Healer of God]
Cloak: [Holy Healing Cloak]
Necklace: [Shadewood Pendant]
Trinkets: [Ancient Soul of the Dragons], (No Second Trinket!)
Rings: [Benevolence Ring], [Benevolence Ring]
Weapons: [Mace of Thistlevillus Flamen], [Mace of Thistlevillus Flamen]

Yesterday I ran RKL for the first time with fellow guildies LiMuBai, Sporc, and Eldesta. It went better than expected as my expectations were very low. We finished relatively fast without any full team wipes, but I let our Archer, Eldesta, die twice. LiMuBai is a mili with rez, so he was able to revive El both times, allowing me to focus on healing Sporc. Raj dropped an [Eye Of The Head], which was kinda cool I guess. It definitely helped to run with pros on Doc’s first legendary dungeon.

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June 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm