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  • A Divinely Inspired DDO Build

    We're at it again! Zed has another custom build for those who need some inspiration for the launch of Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO) on February 28th--the Versatile Cleric.

    This is the cleric build I’ve been playing with during the European beta test. Offering a large number of turn undead and an ability to handle combat as well as maximum spell points for a character of its level and abilities gives it great all-round performance.

    Want to know how Zed's been kickin' it in the Euro beta? Check out his Versatile Cleric build!

    Wed, Feb 22, 2006
  • Spell-casting 101: From the Sacred to the Sorcerous

    It's time to take a bit of the mystery out of spell-casting in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO). Darkgolem thoroughly explains how spell-casting works in DDO for casting classes from bard to wizard. I know I certainly learned a thing or two!

    All classes gain spell points when they gain the ability to cast spells. You receive a set number of spell points for your class at each level, plus bonus spell points for having a high primary statistic, and you can have bonus spell points for items, feats and enhancements. While I haven’t yet been able to determine exact numbers for upper levels, wizards and clerics start with 100 spell points, sorcerers with 150, bards with 50. For bonus spell points based upon your primary statistic, use the following formula...

    Want that formula? Then you've got to read Sacred and Sorcerous: Spell-casting Basics for the Divine and Arcane Caster at DDO - TenTonHammer.

    Tue, Feb 21, 2006
  • What Carries a Staff and Makes Things Go Boom?

    If you guessed Darkgolem's Boom-stick Sorcerer build for DDO, then you're on to something. And if you're gearing up for the February 28th launch of Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO) with an arcane caster in mind, you'll want to check out this blastacular creation.

    The Boom-stick Sorcerer is a sorcerer who specializes in evocation, with an uncompromising approach toward delivering as much damage as possible to opponents as quickly as possible.

    Ready to make things go boom? Check out the Boom-Stick Sorceror at DDO - TenTonHammer!

    Tue, Feb 21, 2006
  • Masters of Stealth

    Cloak and dagger. Picking locks and disarming traps. Ralsu thinks he's got it all figured out when it comes to rogues in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO). He brings us a custom build called Master Thief to show off his knowledge:

    The Master Thief usually seeks to avoid combat, using his Hide and Move Silently skills to his fullest. When he does enter the fray, he waits until someone has engaged the enemy first and relies on his Bluff skill and Sneak Attack class feat to do maximum damage.

    Read Master Thief at DDO @ TenTonHammer and see if you've got what it takes!

    Tue, Feb 21, 2006
  • There's a Tavern in the Town

    Where's the fluff in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach? Well, it's practically non-existent. Shayalyn went in search of non-leveling content and found very little in DDO, so she chose to hang out in taverns...er, write about taverns. Are taverns non-leveling content? Eh...maybe?

    Click here to barhop Stormreach at DDO - TenTonHammer! (Alas, we can't promise beer and pizza...but virtual stew and brown froth... can do!)

    Mon, Feb 20, 2006
  • What's in a Server Name?

    With his tongue just slightly wedged in his cheek, Ralsu takes a look at the newly announced Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach North American server names and reveals a bit about the meanings behind them and, in the style of sports and news analysts, his predictions about server population and the agenda and mentality of the potential player base.

    Read What's in a Server Name at DDO @ TenTonHammer!

    Sat, Feb 18, 2006
  • Exclusive Dungeons & Dragons Online Video

    Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach will launch on February 28, 2006. Can't wait that long? We've got the next best thing to being in Stormreach--some exclusive video footage of one of the newbie quests from the harbor area.
    Check out the video at DDO @ TenTonHammer, and see the newest MMORPG in action!

    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
  • Explore DDO's Versatile Fighter

    Ralsu of our DDO @ TenTonHammer community brings us a basic guide to the fighter in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. If combat is your thing, and you like to dish it out as well as you take it, then the versatile fighter may be the class for you.

    Adventuring parties welcome fighters for their ability to withstand hits while providing solid damage. When the party’s scout bumps into a gargoyle around the corner or spiders besiege the cleric, it will be the fighter who rushes in to “clean house.” Players who choose to create a fighter will enjoy the ability to join any fracas and the specialization possible because of the numerous bonus feats fighters receive.

    Which abilities, skills, feats and enhancements are important when creating a fighter? Read the fighter class guide at DDO - TenTonHammer to find out!

    Thu, Feb 16, 2006
  • Warriors of Light: Cleric Tactics in DDO

    Darkgolem offers up his guide to playing the cleric class in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO) to its fullest advantage. Do you know when to hurt, and when to heal? Or when it's appropriate to use damage spells? Find out as DDO Ten Ton Hammer's resident power-gamer shares his secrets.

    Don’t forget the benefits of using your shield in combat. A cleric out of spell points and support abilities can draw the attention of foes scattered from a melee by hitting them then backing off, raising his shield, and keeping them centered on himself until his melee friends can deal with them. You’d be surprised at how effecting the damage reduction of a raised shield can make you a defensive bulwark.

    Thu, Feb 16, 2006
  • No need to patronize a creepy voodoo shop for your DDO spellbook...

    Darkgolem brings us the second in his series of spell descriptions for Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. He breaks down the effects and benefits of each Level 2 spell for the caster's repertoire. Dargolem also provides us with extra knowledge gained from his extensive research:

    Much like Hypnotism, [Hypnotic Pattern] is very useful for causing your foes to hold still and do nothing while you defeat them one at a time. Of note is that the hypnotism effect does not have a duration, lasting until broken, even if you should leave and come back later, as long as the instance does not reset.

    Check out Darkgolem's Sorceror and Wizard Spell Guide at DDO - TenTonHammer to further your magical training!

    Wed, Feb 15, 2006
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