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Release Notes DDO Unlimited Official [#d96a8eef]

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DDO Release Notes: Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited

1.1 News & Notes
1.1.1 Of Special Note:
1.1.1.1 Free To Play!
1.1.1.2 DDO Store Now Available!
1.1.1.3 Turbine Download Manager
1.1.1.4 Welcome to Level 20!
1.1.1.5 New Class: Favored Soul
1.1.1.6 New Adventure Packs
1.1.1.6.1 The Devils of Shavarath
1.1.1.6.2 The Sharn Syndicate
1.1.1.7 New Free Adventures
1.1.1.7.1 Cerulean Hills
1.1.1.8 Soloing & Small-party Improvements
1.1.1.9 Chat Improvements
1.1.1.10 Guild Improvements
1.1.1.11 Marketplace Remodeling
1.1.1.12 Dave Arneson Tribute
1.1.1.13 Capstone Enhancements
1.1.1.14 Combat & Gameplay Features
1.1.1.14.1 Introducing Smart Targeting
1.1.1.14.2 Combat Feedback
1.1.1.14.3 Grazing Hits
1.1.1.14.4 Difficulty Scaling
1.1.1.14.5 Dungeon Alert
1.1.1.15 New Default Keymapping
1.1.1.16 PvP Improvements
1.1.1.16.1 Challenge System
1.2 UI Improvements
1.2.1 Map Improvements
1.2.2 Quest Journal & Adventure Compendium
1.2.3 Other UI Changes
1.3 Combat Improvements
1.4 Graphics Improvements
1.5 Hireling Improvements
1.6 Shopping
1.6.1 In-game Vendors
1.7 Items
1.8 Crafting
1.9 Monsters
1.10 Spells
1.10.1 New Spells
1.10.2 General Spell Changes
1.11 Skills, Feats, & Abilities
1.11.1 New Feats & Abilities
1.11.1.1 Barbarian
1.11.1.2 Bard
1.11.1.3 Favored Soul
1.11.1.4 Monk
1.11.1.5 Ranger
1.11.1.6 Rogue
1.11.1.7 Sorcerer
1.11.1.8 Wizard
1.11.2 General Feat & Ability Changes
1.12 Enhancements
1.12.1 New Enhancements
1.12.1.1 Race Enhancements
1.12.1.2 Class Enhancements
1.12.1.3 Capstone Enhancements
1.12.1.4 Prestige Enhancements
1.12.1.4.1 Barbarian
1.12.1.4.2 Fighter
1.12.1.4.3 Paladin
1.12.1.4.4 Ranger
1.12.1.4.5 Rogue
1.12.2 General Enhancement Changes
1.13 Adventure Areas
1.13.1 General Adventure Area Changes
1.13.2 Tangleroot Gorge
1.13.3 Ataraxia's Haven
1.13.4 Restless Isles
1.13.5 Searing Heights
1.13.6 Korthos Island
1.13.7 Three Barrel Cove
1.13.7.1 The Legend of Two-toed Tobias
1.13.7.2 The Stones Run Red
1.13.8 Vale of Twilight
1.13.9 The Subterrane
1.13.9.1 Vision of Destruction
1.13.10 Reaver's Refuge
1.13.10.1 Eerie Forest
1.14 Quests
1.14.1 General Quest Changes
1.14.2 Korthos Isle
1.14.2.1 Shipwrecked Shore
1.14.2.2 The Grotto
1.14.2.3 Korthos Village
1.14.2.4 Heyton's Rest
1.14.2.5 The Collaborator
1.14.2.6 Sacrifices
1.14.2.7 Misery's Peak
1.14.3 Catacombs
1.14.4 Waterworks
1.14.4.1 The Kobold's Den: Rescuing Arlos
1.14.5 Three Barrel Cove
1.14.5.1 Ghost of a Chance
1.14.5.2 Rackam's Trial
1.14.5.3 The Legend of Two-toed Tobias
1.14.5.4 The Stones Run Red
1.14.6 Delera's Graveyard
1.14.6.1 And The Dead Shall Rise
1.14.7 Necropolis
1.14.7.1 Tomb of the Shadow Knight
1.14.7.2 Tomb of the Shadow Lord
1.14.7.3 Tomb of the Unhallowed
1.14.7.4 Tomb of the Tormentor
1.14.7.5 Ghosts of Perdition
1.14.7.6 Accursed Ascension
1.14.8 The Ruins of Thernal
1.14.8.1 Library of Thernal
1.14.8.2 Hold for Reinforcements
1.14.8.3 Western Excavation
1.14.8.4 Southern Ruins
1.14.9 Ataraxia's Haven
1.14.9.1 Sykros' Jewel
1.14.9.2 Reclamation
1.14.10 Vault of Night
1.14.10.1 Prisoner of the Mind
1.14.10.2 Jungle of Khyber
1.14.11 Demon Sands
1.14.11.1 Zawabi's Revenge
1.14.11.2 Vulkoor Spiral
1.14.11.3 Desert Caravan
1.14.11.4 Tomb of the Wizard King
1.14.12 The Ruins of Gianthold
1.14.13 The Vale of Twilight
1.14.13.1 Let Sleeping Dust Lie
1.14.13.2 Running with the Devils
1.14.13.3 The Shroud
1.14.14 Reaver's Refuge
1.14.14.1 Monastery of the Scorpion
1.14.14.2 Stealer of Souls
1.14.14.3 Prey on the Hunter
1.14.15 Other Quests
1.14.15.1 Halls of Shan-to-Kor
1.14.15.2 Tempest Spine
1.14.15.3 Burning City
1.14.15.4 Irestone Inlet
1.14.15.5 Fallowcrest Library
1.14.15.6 Dreams of Insanity
1.14.15.7 Maraud the Mines
1.14.15.8 Shrouded Vale
1.14.15.9 An Explosive Situation
1.14.15.10 Find The Lost Tome
1.15 Other Changes
1.16 Known Issues

DDO Release Notes: Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited
Welcome to the Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online! These release notes were posted Monday, August 31st, 2009.

News & Notes


Of Special Note:


  • Free To Play!
    DDO Unlimited introduces an innovative new way to play - you can download and play DDO for free! For even more action and fun, you can purchase additional adventures, convenience items, and account services at your leisure from the new DDO Store. Can't get enough of DDO? You can even subscribe, becoming a "VIP", to get unlimited access to all of the game’s content. To learn more about playing for free or becoming a VIP, click here!

  • DDO Store Now Available!
    The DDO Store is a new in-game feature that allows you to purchase additional adventures, convenience items, and account enhancements all without needing to exit the game! By using Turbine Points in the DDO Store, you can unlock game features, quests, convenience items, and more! Players can earn Turbine Points by playing the game, or even purchase Turbine Points in the DDO Store directly! You can open the DDO Store in-game by any of the following methods:

    • Press Ctrl-S
    • Click on the golden fan icon in your menu bar
    • Click on any of the in-game DDO Store banners found in various NPC vendor windows
    • The DDO Store will also open automatically whenever you click on the game feature or adventure you're interested in if you don't already have access to that feature or adventure yet!
      Now you're ready to explore all the fun and excitement waiting for you in the DDO Store! You can browse the Store and select items you'd like to buy with your Turbine Points without needing to log out of the game. The items and features you buy will be automatically added to your account or character right in the game, no waiting required! For more information about the DDO Store, visit our FAQ.

  • Turbine Download Manager
    The Turbine Download Manager (TDM) makes it easier to get into our games and start playing! The Turbine Download Manager offers new players the opportunity to start playing the game before they have completed the entire download and installation of the game. Using TDM you'll experience a “tiered” download; meaning that after a relatively small initial download, you can jump right into character creation and make a character! While creating your characters, the tutorial will download in the background; while playing the tutorial, the public portion of the starting area, Korthos Village, will download; and while you’re playing through those first few Village quests, the Korthos wilderness will download in the background. Finally, as you're finishing up your journey through Korthos, the full game will download. There may be brief periods of waiting while the next tier is downloading, particularly for players with slower internet connections, but the wait time to start playing has been significantly reduced from the days when the entire game had to be downloaded and installed before you could ever create a character! The Turbine Download Manager also offers the following features:

    • Peer-to-peer downloading, allowing you to download files even faster
    • Schedule downloads by time of day and day of week
    • Set overall capacity and speed limits
    • More control over your download experience
    • Set limits based on what other applications you are running
    • Pause and have the download automatically resume at a later time
    • UPnP support (if your router and firewall support it and are configured correctly)

If you're an existing player who has a Stormreach edition of DDO, you can patch up to DDO Unlimited normally. In the future, more TDM features will be introduced, such as allowing existing players to enjoy forward patching.

  • Welcome to Level 20!
    The level cap has been increased to 20! Experience is now capped at 1,900,000 points! Discover more abilities, feats, enhancements for your character!

  • New Class: Favored Soul
    Favored Souls draw on divine magic to both heal and destroy. Like clerics, Favored Souls have access to powerful healing spells, but they are also more skilled with weapons than any other spell caster. Like sorcerers, they get a larger number of spell points than other spell casters but cannot freely switch spells at taverns or rest shrines. Players will be able to unlock the Favored Soul by reaching 2500 total favor on a character or by purchasing it in the DDO Store! To learn more about Favored Soul features, be sure to check the class abilities and enhancement sections of these release notes, or visit the Compendium entry for Favored Soul!

  • New Adventure Packs
    • The Devils of Shavarath
      The Twelve is now seeking volunteers willing to be teleported to the plane of Shavarath to face the Devil legions. With the help of the Yugoloth, heroes from Stormreach can infiltrate the Devil territories and work to drive back this extra planar threat to keep the home world of Eberron safe!

      • Brave treacherous Devil territory, where the sky is scorched by billowing smoke, and warfare covers the ground like a rolling prairie made of broken bone and arrow shafts.
      • Infiltrate the devil fortresses to divide their efforts by letting in the invading Demon Horde.
      • Navigate mazes of Devil prisons, treacherous traps, and fiendish foes.
      • Help the Twelve to unleash a deadly weapon to turn the tides of war.
      • Aid other heroes of Eberron struggling against the powers of Shavarath.
      • Cast the Devil General Horoth down from his seat of power in the Shavarath Army.
        This high level adventure pack includes 6 hand-crafted adventures, 39 wilderness quests, the Yugoloth public area and one raid! Be sure to visit the Quests section of the Compendium to learn more about these and other adventures in DDO!

    • The Sharn Syndicate
      Coin Lord Yorrick Amanatu, who controls the Stormreach Guard, wants players to help him eliminate the growing Sharn Syndicate presence in Stormreach. This lower-level adventure takes place right in the Stormreach marketplace!

      • Uncover the scheming against local merchants!
      • Rescue innocent victims from the terror of the Syndicate!
      • Thwart a money laundering scheme in the heart of Stormreach!
      • Help return stolen goods to their rightful owners for generous rewards!
      • Assassinate the masterminds of this evil crime organization!
        This low level adventure pack includes 6 hand-crafted adventures! Be sure to visit the Quests section of the Compendium to learn more about these and other adventures in DDO!

  • New Free Adventures
    • Cerulean Hills
      Two new adventures have been added to the Cerulean Hills wilderness area. Can you aid the residents of the Cerulean Hills as they face danger from hostile natives of Xen'drik? Be sure to visit the Quests section of the Compendium to learn more about these and other adventures in DDO!

  • Soloing & Small-party Improvements
    Do you enjoy exploring the world of Eberron alone or in smaller groups? New features and changes have been introduced to assist with soloing and smaller parties in DDO Unlimited!

    • Difficulty scaling technology has been introduced to adjust the challenge of the dungeon or adventure area to be appropriate to the size and make-up of your group.
    • New Hireling contracts are available in the DDO Store. These Gold Seal contracts allow you to summon more than one Hireling at the same time to help fill your party!
    • Quests and Adventure Areas
      • There are more opportunities for XP in dungeons, including bonuses for completing a dungeon without dying, increased optional XP bonuses in quests, as well as convenience features available in the DDO Store to help you get the most out of your questing time!
      • Several quests have been revisited to help make them more appropriate to the size and level of the party. Be sure to visit the quests and adventure area sections of these release notes to see the changes and improvements!

  • Chat Improvements
    Enjoy being a part of the larger community and getting connected with other players, thanks to the following all new chat features!

    • You can now communicate with other players from across instances and dungeons in general chat! All public spaces, interiors, and dungeons now associate with their nearest public zone for general chat, including multiple instances. Example: If you're in the Lordsmarch Bank, you can still talk with players in all instances of the Marketplace. Freeing Arlos in the Waterworks? You can still chat with players in the harbor! If you're not in the mood to chat you can filter general chat using your chat tab options, or turn it off entirely under Options-Gameplay.
    • Two new default chat channels have been added: Trade and Advice!
      • Use /trade or /tr to discuss your in-game trades with other players!
      • Use /advice or /a to seek help from (or offer help to) other players!
      • You can view the Trade and Advice channels while questing or inside interior spaces, just like general chat!
      • Not in the mood to chat? You can disable these channels manually in your chat window, or under Options->Gameplay.
    • To help curb spam and abuse of chat, tell, and the mail system, an anti-spam feature has been added that will prompt you to wait if you are sending too many messages out too quickly or to too many people at once.
    • Added the ability to select the font size for chat.
    • Your guild's Message of the Day will now be displayed to members' general chat windows when it is changed and when they log in.
    • Messages from the Dungeon Master are no longer tagged as coming from "DM Text." Now they are coming from the "Dungeon Master."
    • Custom emotes will no longer break normal emotes.
      We hope you enjoy sharing game knowledge and socializing with the new chat options!

  • Guild Improvements
    • If you are a guild officer with recruitment permissions, you can now create a Guild Recruitment Sigil! This special item can then be mailed to anyone you like. It will allow them to join your guild. Access this feature by typing "/guild recruitsigil" in the chat window.
    • The amount of characters you can use for the guild Message of the Day has been expanded. Guild MotD's will now be displayed to members' general chat windows when it is changed and when they log in.
  • Marketplace Remodeling
    The Coin Lords have completed their beautification project in the Stormreach Marketplace! The once desolated Market has been restored to its former glory as a center for trade, entertainment, and welcome to all who come to Stormreach!

    The famous DeGenev? Brothers will be arriving in the city soon for magical performances and entertainment. Watch for announcements of their performance days!

  • Dave Arneson Tribute
    A tribute to Dave Arneson has been placed in the Ruins of Threnal NPC area, as this dungeon series was narrated by him. A new item, the Mantle of the Worldshaper, drops at the end of the Threnal series.

    • Mantle of the Worldshaper Item: A comforting and inspiring presence surrounds you as you hold this cloak. Arcane runes run along the edges of this fine cape, and masterfully drawn on the silken lining is an incredibly detailed map of a place named "Blackmoor."
      • Gives 5% boost to XP (does not stack with Voice of the Master)
      • Set Bonus with Voice of the Master: True Seeing persistent buff
  • Capstone Enhancements
    DDO Unlimited introduces a large number of Prestige Enhancements as well as a new class of Enhancements called "Capstone Enhancements". Capstone Enhancements require 20 levels of a class, and a character can have only one Capstone Enhancement at a time. We have given one Capstone Enhancement to each class for DDO Unlimited's launch, but in the future it is likely that more will be created. Take a look at the available Capstones by clicking here!

  • Combat & Gameplay Features
    • Introducing Smart Targeting
      Introducing our new smart targeting system! In conjunction with a number of UI changes, the smart targeting system is intended to aid in the selection of nearby items, interactable objects, and enemies. Any target actively selected (either by clicking on it, tabbing to it, or using any other method of selection) is considered a "hard" target. These behave exactly as targets do currently. You can press the escape key to clear your hard target, just as you could before these changes. Hard targets can be identified by the double ring around their feet and a bolder name. Using the smart targeting system, if you do not have a hard target, a "soft" target will be selected. Monsters within close range are taken as a priority over items and interactables, with selection weighted towards objects that are closer to you and towards the middle of the screen. Most spells and attacks will be aimed at your soft target, but area of effect direction spells (such as fireball) will be fired in the direction you are facing, as ~if you did not have a target selected. If you move your mouse over a target, your soft target will shift to that one. If a creature that is a hard target becomes untargetable for a few moments due to incorporeality or teleportation, you will retarget them when they are available again if they are not invalid for more than a few seconds. In some situations, you may not want to have a close target selected (such as when using ranged weapons). You can use the G key to toggle the smart targeting system on or off. This feature can be further customized in the UI Settings in the Options menu.

    • Combat Feedback
      Significant improvements have been made to combat damage feedback.

      It is now easier to tell when monsters are immune, resistant, or vulnerable to a form of damage, and which number corresponds to what damage type.
      Not only will enemies display damage numbers, but you can see damage being dealt to yourself as well.
      By default, damage is now red, while healing is green.
      You can even customize the color of your combat feedback numbers.
      A health bar will float over the heads of targeted allies and enemies. This option can be toggled on or off using the options panel.

    • Grazing Hits
      To address issues of player dissatisfaction with a high rate of missed attacks and to balance high AC numbers among characters, the "grazing hit" system adds a chance to apply a small amount of damage to monsters and players on attacks that would otherwise have missed if the number rolled on the die is high enough. These hits will appear in your combat log and will also have a visual indicator in floaty damage. The thresholds for when players or monsters can graze on a missed attack is as follows (subject to changes in the future):

      Quest DifficultyPlayer roll neededMonster roll needed
      Solo10+19+
      Normal10+17+
      Hard10+15+
      Elite10+13+


    • Difficulty Scaling
      "Difficulty Scaling" has been introduced into quests and adventure areas. Normal and Hard dungeons (not solo, elite, or raid) will now scale their difficulty based on the size and composition of the party to help "smaller" parties face a more appropriate amount of challenge. Players and hirelings will contribute to the overall strength of the party which influences the difficulty of the dungeon. As a result, several different dungeon elements are adjusted to help keep the challenge of the dungeon in line with the size of the force taking it on. This can include things such as monster spell durations, hit points, and even damage output.

    • Dungeon Alert
      A new technology known as "Dungeon Alert" has been introduced into quests and adventure areas. While questing, if you or your party members get the attention of too many monsters, a warning symbol will alert you that you have alerted your enemies to your coming. A warning level of "green skull" appears initially to remind you to be more cautious if you accrue too much aggro. Beyond the green skull alert level, the region's monsters become harder to escape from, and bosses grow challenging having had the time to be alerted to your presence. To reduce your alert level you may kill monsters that are chasing you, sneak past monsters so they don't see you, hide and wait for the monsters to overlook your presence, or other actions to help mitigate the amount of alertness you are triggering in the region.

  • New Default Keymapping
    DDO Unlimited introduces some new default keymapping settings to help players who are sailing to Stormreach from other gameplay styles.

    • Default - This is the new default keymapping! It will not overwrite your custom keymapping if you're an existing player, but new players will have these settings by default:
      Left Mouse Button - Attack / Interact
      Right Mouse Button - Steer / Select
      WASD - Movement keys
      Q - Select next interactable
      Ctrl+ Q - Select previous interactable
      E - Interact/Pick up
      R - Auto run
      F - Push to talk
      Z - Inspect/examine
      X - Experience information
      C - Character Sheet
      V - Toggle names
      G - Toggle smart targeting
      L - Quest Journal
      M - Map
      P - In-game Adventure Compendium
      O - Social Panel
      I - Inventory
      SPACE - Jump
      T - Toggle Mouse-look
      \ - Main menu
      J - Dungeon Status
      ' - Select nearest combat target


    • Classic - This option is for the default keymapping of the classic DDO Stormreach, as it existed prior to DDO Unlimited.
    • FPS Style: This keymapping is designed for players who are more accustomed to a first person shooter style gaming experience. When using this setting, you will notice the following differences between it and the default style:
      • Left Mouse Button - Attack
      • Mouse-look is defaulted to "On"


Remember that if you have customized your controls, but want to experiment with the new control schemes, be sure to make a copy of your keymapping file if you want to over-write with your custom settings. To do so, save a copy of the following files somewhere else in your computer: UserPreferences?.ini and ddo.keymap.

  • PvP Improvements
    • Challenge System
      A new "Challenge" system has been added to the game to allow players to challenge one another to duels without having to go to a tavern first! Party leaders can now challenge another group to a player vs. player match from anywhere in the game! By selecting an opponent or opponent party and clicking the challenge icon, group leaders (or even solo players) can initiate a challenge window to negotiate the terms of a match. Once all players agree to the terms, both parties will be directly teleported to the selected arena for their duel.FIGHT!Other PVP Improvements

      • A new PvP arena has been added: the devil's pit, best suited for single combat between high level champions.
      • Added a confirmation dialog when entering a PvP match as part of a PvP party.
      • Level 4 characters, especially those with 3 levels of a single class, will no longer experience a death penalty in PvP.
      • In PvP, Power Word spells (Blind, etc) now use the HP cap as per the Player's Handbook.

UI Improvements

Map Improvements

  • The map window is now resizable
  • Many improvements have been made to the city and regional maps.
  • Shrines and chest icons will now appear on maps.
  • The last three maps you visited will be darkened for areas you recently explored instead of being completely black.
  • When disabling party member map notes, the party members already on the map will disappear.
  • Vendor titles are now included on vendor map notes.
  • The following mapnotes now have tooltips:
    • Yourself
    • The direction arrow pointing to a selected mapnote
    • The direction arrow pointing to party members

Quest Journal & Adventure Compendium

  • You can now share quests with your party from your quest journal, which will grant the quest to your friends. There are some quests that cannot be shared.
  • The recommended group size is now shown in the quest journal.
  • Quests in the quest journal are now organized into more logical groupings.
  • The Adventure Compendium will now display the recommended party size in the adventure tooltip.

Other UI Changes


  • Added a "Loot All" button to take all items from a treasure chest.
  • When you hover your mouse over an item from a vendor, chest or quest reward, you get a tooltip with item info. If the item is something that you can equip, and you currently have something equipped of the same category, you will see an additional tooltip comparing the items. This feature can be disabled in the UI settings in the Options menu.
  • Effect descriptions on equipped items will no longer be hidden. You can still hide them with the option, however.
  • The names of nearby items and usable interactables are now visible when you are within very close range of the object.
  • Orien Lightning Post mailboxes are no longer off-center in the focus orb.
  • Items with spells (clickies) will once again display spell information in the tooltip when you mouse over them.
  • The guild UI will respond correctly when you are in Mouse-Look mode.
  • Added the ability to use drag-and-drop and double-click on the Enhancement Selection screen.
  • The level advancement UI summary screen layout has been changed to be more readable
  • The yellow highlight around items will no longer "stick" if you mouse over a clickable item or weapon set on a locked toolbar.
  • Mail attachments that are in stacks (potions, scrolls, etc) of more than one will properly show the number in the stack.
  • Mouse-wheel scrolling now works in the Who tab of the social panel.
  • The "name already taken" dialog in character generation can no longer be lost at the edges of the screen.
  • Requests by players to join your group will appear in the current chat window you have selected, not just the default window.
  • Unseen targets should no longer cause the targeting reticule to change when the mouse goes over them.
  • All suitable icons from the full-sized focus orb UI have been added to the minimized version.
  • A new harassment report feature has been added to chat. Right click on a player's name in the chat box and you will see the new option. Players reported for harassment will now be squelched.
  • Modified color picker so that player can choose various shades of grey as the color of UI text.
  • Dropping an item from the bank into empty space no longer pops up a meaningless popup window (you simply cannot drop stuff from your bank).
  • The messages that come up when you cannot group with another player, due to their current status in the Korthos Village quest chain, are now much more explicit.
  • Menu Bar Icons have been updated.
  • NPCs that bind your spirit are now called "Spirit Binders."
  • Tooltips in Character Generation in the 'Appearance' page are displayed correctly.
  • The scrollbar for Weapon Sets no longer covers a portion of the weapon set.
  • The "Stats" tab in Character Generation refreshes each time you enter the "Race" screen and select a race, to make sure the stats are always correct.
  • All anonymous players, except for the party leader, will now appear as "Anonymous" in LFM tooltips. The party leader's character name will appear in the listing.
  • The enhancement chooser UI should display your enhancement choices much faster now, especially at higher levels.
  • The Use and Examine buttons are now available on the minimized version of the focus orb.
  • Effect descriptions on equipped items will no longer be hidden. You can still hide them with the option, however.
  • If you attempt to trade with a player but either player's inventory is full, an alert specific to that situation will occur.
  • If you attempt to detach an item from mail but your inventory is full, an alert will occur.
  • Credits for the DDO Eberron Unlimited team have been added to the credits screen. Swapping shortcuts between shortcut bars is now possible.
  • When exiting the character generation screen, a confirmation dialog will now pop up, to prevent accidental exiting.
  • It is no longer possible to drop invalid shortcuts onto the hireling bar.
  • Character sheets now indicate the maximum level your character can achieve before they need a leveling sigil to advance to higher levels. VIP characters will show the max level cap of the game, as VIPs do not require a sigil.
  • The quest objectives panel will now remember where you put it.
  • The Quest Portal UI will no longer display an incorrect quest difficulty.
  • When multiclassing at a trainer, any warnings the trainer gives you now have the warning highlighted as well as the class that you are training to.

Combat Improvements


  • Shield blocking has been made more responsive following attacks.
  • Wands can now be activated using the "attack" button. Autoattack does not autofire wands, though click-and-hold attacking will activate the wand each time the cooldown is up.
  • Archers and spellcasting opponents now have improved mental abilities, and will no longer occasionally run headfirst forever into walls.
  • Ability damage now regenerates at a rate of 1 point of each ability score per minute.
  • Negative levels fade at a rate of 1 per 2 minutes.
  • Being reduced to 0 constitution will no longer kill players or monsters. They will be stunned for a short period of time and then behave as if they had been reduced to 0 in any other ability score (automatic criticals, etc.). This change applies to all ability scores - for example, Shadows will no longer kill you if your strength is reduced to 0, though you will continue to spawn a shadow if you die while under the effects of their touch.
  • Red named bosses can now be affected by up to 10 points of ability damage in each ability score. This cannot drop them below 1 in an ability score.
  • Improved player blocking timing and combat feedback timing with monsters.
  • The attack speed of two-handed swords has been adjusted. It should take the same amount of time to complete a sequence of attacks with a two-handed sword as a two-handed axe at all base attack bonuses.

Graphics Improvements

  • Players with DX10 capable hardware will now receive a one-time pop up asking if they wish to enable DX10 graphics. Additionally DX10 can be turned on or off using the Options menu.
  • Several water effects were updated to display properly in DX10 mode. No more red water in Three Barrel Cove.
  • The rendering engine has been updated so that you should no longer be missing decorative objects when entering taverns or dungeons, and teleporting to new spaces.
  • While using DX10 graphics settings, hidden monsters will no longer cast a shadow.
  • Both players and monsters will now twitch when they are hit in combat.
  • The knockdown animation for male and female dwarves has been updated.
  • All references to 'Beta' relating to DX10 have been removed.
  • Hirelings no longer appear partially invisible or black in the distance when running DirectX 10.
  • Shavarath Portals now have a Focus Orb Image.

Hireling Improvements

  • Changes have been made to the behavior of hireling contracts to increase the overall value of them, and to eliminate a few hireling-related bugs:
    • Hireling contracts will self-destruct in 60 minutes. When you first use a hireling contract, it will begin a one hour "decay" (contract does not decay while you are logged out of game) timer before the contract is destroyed. During this hour (of game time), you can use the contract as many times as you like (as long as it's not on cooldown), increasing hireling usefulness in quest chains. If the contract expires while you're in a dungeon with the hireling, nothing bad will happen - you just won't be able to summon it anymore, and they'll go away when you leave the dungeon. You can have multiple contracts in reserve, as the decay timer is not shared between contracts and doesn't start until the particular contract has actually been activated.
    • When you dismiss a hireling, they go and sulk in the tavern for a few minutes to drown their sorrows (with a cool glass of yummy milk) at the indignity of being booted from the party. All of that specific hireling's contracts will go on a five minute cooldown.
    • Hireling contracts from NPC vendors can only be used near the dungeon entrance. It's where they enter your adventure, and they hate getting lost. Gold Seal hireling contracts waive this restriction.
  • Hirelings have gotten better about using levers and switches.
  • Hirelings are less likely to go brain dead now.
  • Skirvir Stormedge now sells level 17-20 hireling contracts in the Marketplace.
  • A low level hireling vendor has been added to Korthos Village.
  • Hirelings will be more likely to use Mnemonic enhancement potions when they have low spell points, if they happen to be carrying them.
  • Hireling barbarians and sorcerers will no longer get so obsessed with out of reach crates and barrels that they ignore you.
  • Hirelings will heal party members who really need it, even when they are in aggressive mode.
  • Higher level hirelings no longer have Cure Light Wounds as one of the spells you can select in their hot bar. They still have it in their spell list.
  • A rune in the Waterworks has been moved to allow Hirelings to better access it.
  • Ever have a hireling skip out on you in the middle of a quest? The Coin Lords have worked out a few contract disputes and hirelings will now stick with you in a quest until you release them.
  • Hireling tools bars now show cooldowns for their abilities.
  • Hirelings will no longer cast all spells and instead will choose from a set spell list. You can see Hireling spell lists in the Compendium by clicking here!
  • Hireling tooltips have been updated to display what abilities they use.
  • Hirelings are now better at performing commands that can only target themselves or an ally.
  • Hireling "Full Metal" can now cast Zeal.

Shopping

In-game Vendors

  • The portable hole now has an expanded shop roster. Wizards and Sorcerers rejoice!
  • When selling to pawnbrokers, remember that unlike Tavern-keepers and general vendors, other players can purchase an item you've sold to the NPC. Additionally, it is intended that items sold to pawnbrokers will not appear in your buyback list. Instead the item will appear for purchase in the sell tab of the pawnbroker's list.
  • Shields and Light weapons have been added to the two generic vendors in Korthos Village.
  • In response to changing economic conditions, Masei Mkembe in Zawabi's Refuge has slashed his prices - check them out!
  • The NPC Vagan Taneer, who trades for Planar Shards, will no longer steal your shards if you are already holding an exclusive reward item of his in your inventory.
  • Mari Mosshand has realized her stocks are running low, and she had better conserve her stores!
  • Feat Respec costs now follow a standardized (level ^ 3) * 100 gold piece formula. An Exceptional Siberys Dragonshard is now required to respec feats for characters of levels 13 - 16, and a Flawless Siberys Dragonshard is required to respec feats for characters of levels 17 - 20. These can be found in treasure, or created at a Stone of Change through Dragonshard combination.
  • Free players will have a buy back history of 10 items.
  • Protection from element scrolls will be sold at proper vendors.
  • The armor and weapons pawns in Reaver's Refuge are now correctly marked as such. Their shops have now also been set to accept high level loot.

Items

  • Many pieces of gear have been improved, and named loot has been added to many quests.
  • Minos Legens no longer grants the Toughness Feat. It now grants 20 additional hit points that stack with all other bonuses.
  • Enchanted Darkleaf Banded Armor has been set to 'medium' armor, rather than heavy.
  • The Shroud greensteel raid loot effects that give regeneration (Lesser, Improved, and Greater Regeneration) have been upgraded to do 2 points of healing every interval instead of 1 point. The intervals remain the same. This was done mainly for our friends out there who are Warforged. Now even when they have their standard lesser sensitivity to healing they will get healed for 1 point instead of 0.
  • The weapon effect called "Stench" has been renamed to "Sickening Stink". This was done to avoid confusion when simultaneously getting feedback about this effect and other stench effects like the stench from troglodytes. No changes have been made to the actual effect.
  • Greensteel scimitars, great axes, heavy maces, and dwarven axes now show the correct particle effects for the enchantments they have applied like other greensteel weapons.
  • A number of effects that work only with melee weapons have had their descriptions updated to reflect this fact. This includes armor that might add the destruction or crippling effects.
  • After selecting thrown weapons from your hotbar, they will no longer disappear from your hotbar when you switch to another weapon set.
  • Bags now display unique item capacity in their tooltip
  • Collectable bags remember tree expand/collapsed state on item add/remove and bag open/close
  • Wands can now be activated using the "attack" button. Autoattack does not autofire wands, though click-and-hold attacking will activate the wand each time the cooldown is up.
  • When an item is repaired, if it is diminished to 0 max durability, the system will set it to 1 max durability and mark it as "broken beyond repair." Previously when an item was at 1 max durability, it was already "broken beyond repair" but it didn't appear to be, causing confusion. The durability is now set to 0 when the item is marked as "broken beyond repair." This means that items will end their life at the repair person and not at the hands of a monster.
  • Dragon Essences are no longer subject to item damage. This change is retroactive, so that all previously damaged Dragon Essences will be repaired automatically.
  • The Transmuting weapon enchantment is now: "This weapon transmutes into a form that is able to bypass any material based Damage Reduction. (Adamantine, Alchemical Silver, Byeshk, Cold Iron, or Mithril)".
  • The Vicious weapon enchantment now deals 2d6 damage to opponents struck by the weapon and 1d3 damage back to the wielder instead of 1d6.
  • Handwraps can now be vicious.
  • In the New Player experience, the Ember Longbow has been trimmed, and is now an Ember Shortbow.
  • Eternal Wands of Acid Splash, Finger of Fire, Magic Missile, and Cure Minor Wounds now have 50 maximum charges and recharge over time when not actively being fired. They also have faster cooldowns than normal wands.
  • Certain handwraps were not applying Enfeebling effects correctly. If your handwrap is not currently working, please find a Stone of Change, and select "Activate Stone". This will fix your handwrap.
  • The Eternal Titan Wand is more eternal; it is now immune to damage. All previous items that have been damaged will be retroactively repaired, and be Immune to damage.
  • The plane of irian is waning! All permanent magic items that produce a "Resurrection" or "True Resurrection" effect now produce a "Raise Dead" effect. This includes items with the "Aspect of Positive Energy" effect from the Shroud.
  • The Djinni of the Cake got his eyes checked and if you still have a stale anniversary cake, he now recognizes who his master is.
  • Items that are 'Bound' will now be listed as either 'Bound to Character' or 'Bound to Account' in the item examination window.
  • It is now possible to find Mass Repair Damage scrolls as treasure.
  • Archivist Necklace has had its items description changed. It was never intended to remove feeblemind, as it is a level 1 item, and the description no longer indicates that it will.
  • The Apprentice's Robe from the Grotto now grants the Lesser Arcane Augmentation I ability, increasing the wearer's caster level by 1 when casting first level sorcerer or wizard spells.
  • The durability of the Apprentice's Robe and Disciple's Robe from the Grotto have been increased from 5 to 25.
  • The Robe of the Duality from the Catacombs now grants the Arcane Augmentation I ability, increasing the wearer's caster level by 2 when casting first level sorcerer or wizard spells.
  • Acid Splash, Finger of Fire, and Ray of Frost now deal 1d3 + Caster Level (Max +5) damage of the appropriate flavor. This improves the Finger of Fire and Acid Splash wands that can be found in the Grotto and the Waterworks.
  • Enduring Conviction was not doing Lawful damage, now it will be.
  • The rewards for several lower level story arc quests are now Bind on Account. Please note this change is not retroactive, and will only effect newly acquired items.
  • Siberys Dragonshards of all types can now stack up to 100. (Fragments continue to stack to 1000.)
  • Dragonshards and dragonshard fragments are more commonly found in collectibles and treasure.
  • The following items are no longer usable in raids or in public areas:
    • Siberys Spirit Cake
    • Greater Siberys Spirit Cake
    • Ethereal Rest Shrine Statuette
    • Rest of the Eladrin Statuette
  • The contents of some collectible stations and lower level chests have been significantly improved.
  • Bind-on-Acquire items no longer display a "are you sure you wish to pick this up?" dialogue if you are the only member in the party.
  • (Element) Touch items, like the Ember weapons from Korthos no longer claim to only function in melee.
  • The description for the Set Bonus for the Arcane Goggles has been updated to match the intended effect. This should be automatic.
  • The Efficacy effect has been shortened to One Minute.
  • Lower Level Story Arc Quest Rewards are now Bind on Account. Please note this change is not retroactive, and will only effect newly acquired items.
  • Players who purchased the collectors edition of D&D will receive their bonus water breathing brooch the next time they log in.
  • The contents of some collectible stations and lower level chests have been improved.
  • Tomes
    • Tomes will now check to see if you already have an inherent bonus equal to or greater than their bonus and prevent you from using them if you won't get any further bonus.
    • It is no longer possible to accidentally use a tome if your character has already used a tome of the same type previously. Example: if you've used a +1 strength tome, accidentally using a second +1 strength tome wouldn't cause you to lose the second +1 strength tome. Seek a +2, or higher, strength tome for more strength.
  • The Deneith Wide Quivers have had the stack size for individual arrows/bolts that they store upgraded from 200 to 250.
  • Several effects have been added to the random treasure generator for Higher End Weapon and Handwraps.
  • Items with requirements now unequip if the requirements are no longer met.

Crafting

  • Additional recipes have been added to the Stone of Change, allowing combination of complete stacks of Siberys Dragonshards (or Fragments) of intermediate types into the appropriate number of the next size up.

Monsters


  • The Bralani will no longer roll a save vs. petrification since they are immune.
  • Carcass Eaters are now affected by solid fog and other effects that slow monsters down.
  • Living Spells now have focus orb images.
  • Frost spiders can now be selected using the mouse.
  • Sahuagin now speak Common and can be affected by effects which require that. This includes things like intimidate and diplomacy. Note that Sahuagin will still be immune to Charm Person and Hold Person because they are Monstrous Humanoids and not regular humanoids and are not affected by "person" spells.
  • Spells cast by wight spellcasters will now render properly on players' screens when cast.
  • Pit fiends and Horned Devils recently went to the Shavarath Optometrist and Ear, Nose, & Throat specialist. They've discovered that their hearing and sight aren't as good as they used to be.
  • Spiders will no longer give off an "icy aura" unless they are actually ice spiders.
  • Archers and spellcasting opponents now have improved mental abilities, and will no longer occasionally run headfirst forever into walls.
  • Red-named bosses can now be affected by ability damage. They can take up to 10 points of damage to each ability score, and this damage cannot reduce their ability scores below 1.
  • Shadows no longer kill opponents which they have reduced to a 0 strength.
  • Orthons now follow the same teleport delay as Bearded Devils.
  • When you have a monster targeted and it burrows or teleports away, it will still be targeted upon its return.
  • Animated feedback has been improved when you strike a monster or are stuck.
  • Several monsters that were especially prone to "skating" on people's heads should no longer do so quite so frequently.
  • Most vampires have had their regeneration effects lessened so they regain less health over time.
  • Added sounds to Small Brown Spiders when they are attacking.

Spells

New Spells

  • Acid Spray
    • Sor/Wiz 1
    • Description: A cone of burning acid shoots forth, damaging targets in the area of the spray for 1d4 damage per caster level (max 5d4). A successful Reflex save reduces the damage by half.
  • Acid Blast
    • Sor/Wiz 3
    • Description: Creates a gout of acid that explodes on impact, dealing 1d6 per caster level acid damage (max 10d6) to targets around it. A successful Reflex save reduces the damage by half.
  • Chain Missiles
    • Sor/Wiz 3
    • Description: A missile of magical energy darts forth and unerringly strikes its target inflicting 1d4+1 force damage. For every 2 caster levels beyond first you gain an additional missile, up to 10 missiles. After striking your target, the missiles explode outwards, striking other creatures near the primary target.
  • Charm Monster, Mass
    • Brd 6, Sor/Wiz 8
    • Description: A group of enemy monsters are charmed and will fight as trusted friends and allies. Charmed monsters get additional saves every 3d6+12 seconds. A successful Will save negates this effect.
  • Dominate Monster
    • Sor/Wiz 9
    • Description: Telepathically controls the actions of an enemy, causing it to change sides. Dominate acts like Charm, with additional Will saves every 3d6+12 seconds, but the creature will follow you throughout the dungeon.
  • Electric Loop
    • Sor/Wiz 2
    • Description: An electrical discharge strikes a primary target for 1d6 per two caster levels electrical damage (max 5d6) then may leap erratically about to other nearby targets hitting each of them with a similar shock. A successful Reflex save reduces the damage by half. On a failed save, the target must make a successful Will save or be dazed for a short period of time or until they take damage.
  • Energy Drain
    • Clr 9, Sor/Wiz 9
    • Description: A black ray of crackling negative energy suppresses the life force of any living creature it strikes, granting an enemy 2d4 negative levels. If the target has as many negative levels as its hit dice or levels, it dies. Each negative level gives a creature a -1 penalty on attack rolls, saves, skill checks, ability checks, and effective level. Negative levels stack.
  • Frost Lance
    • Sor/Wiz 3
    • Description: Blasts a target with a freezing energy, dealing 4d10 cold damage on impact. The number of blasts increases by 1 ray for every four levels beyond 3rd, to a maximum of three at 11th level. A successful Fortitude save reduces the damage by half.
  • Heal, Mass
    • Clr 9
    • Description: Casts Heal on multiple targets. Channels powerful positive energy into allies to wipe away injury and afflictions, restore 10 hit points per caster level (max 250hp), and remove ability damage and the conditions blinded, confused, dazed, dazzled, deafened, diseased, exhausted, fatigued, feebleminded, insanity, nauseated, and poisoned. Against undead this spell acts as Harm. Undead who make a successful Will save reduce the damage by half.
  • Hold Monster, Mass
    • Sor/Wiz 9
    • Description: Hold Monster on multiple targets. Affected enemies become paralyzed and can take no actions for a maximum of 6 seconds per caster level. The enemy may attempt to make a new Will save every 3 seconds.
  • Implosion
    • Clr 9
    • Description: You create a destructive resonance field around you, causing nearby corporeal enemies to collapse in upon themselves, killing them instantly. A successful Fortitude save negates this effect. Every few seconds, an enemy within your aura will be affected by this spell, but you are free to perform other actions while it is active.
  • Meteor Swarm
    • Sor/Wiz 9
    • Description: Causes four 2-foot-diameter spheres to spring forth and streak in straight lines toward a target, leaving fiery trails of sparks. The meteors explode on impact, dealing fire damage to targets in the area. Unlike most other projectile spells, the caster can arc these meteors if they have no target selected.
  • Mordenkainen’s Disjunction
    • Sor/Wiz 9
    • Description: A powerful force disrupts magical effects on the target, removing ongoing spells that have been cast on a target. You must make a caster level check of 1d20 + your caster level (no maximum) versus 11 + the spell's caster level to remove a spell effect, and your target must make a Will save for each equipped item or all magical properties on them are temporarily disabled.
  • Power Word: Kill
    • Sor/Wiz 9
    • Description: A single word of power is uttered, instantly killing a target creature with 300 or fewer hit points.
  • Prismatic Ray
    • Sor/Wiz 5
    • Description: A brilliant ray of multicolored light projects from your finger, blinding weak targets and producing one or more random effects.
  • Prismatic Spray
    • Sor/Wiz 7
    • Description: A brilliant cone of multicolored light projects from your finger, blinding weak targets and producing one or more random effects.
  • Repair Critical Damage, Mass
    • Sor/Wiz 8
    • Description: Transmutes the structure of living construct allies to repair 4d8 +1 per caster level damage.
  • Repair Light Damage, Mass
    • Sor/Wiz 8
    • Description: Transmutes the structure of living construct allies to repair 4d8 +1 per caster level damage.
  • Repair Moderate Damage, Mass
    • Sor/Wiz 6
    • Description: Transmutes the structure of living construct allies to repair 2d8 +1 per caster level damage.
  • Repair Serious Damage, Mass
    • Sor/Wiz 7
    • Description: Transmutes the structure of living construct allies to repair 3d8 +1 per caster level damage.
  • Summon Monster IX
    • Clr 9, Sor/Wiz 9
    • Description: Summons a hezrou to fight for you for a brief time. Casting this spell locks out casting any other Summon Monster spell for 5 minutes.
  • Snowball Swarm
    • Sor/Wiz 2
    • Description: A flurry of magical snowballs erupt near your target, dealing 1d6 cold damage per two caster levels (max 5d6). A successful Reflex save reduces the damage by half.
  • True Resurrection
    • Clr 9
    • Description: Resurrects the target, restores all of the target's hit points, and preserves current spell points.
  • Wail of the Banshee
    • Sor/Wiz 9
    • Description: A terrible scream kills creatures who hear it. A successful Fortitude save negates this effect.

General Spell Changes

  • You may now drag and drop spells onto already memorized spells in the character sheet in order to unprepare the already memorized spell and memorize the new spell.
  • The Chill effect icon of the Chill Touch spell has been modified to reflect necromancy instead of cold.
  • Ablative protection spells (such as Stoneskin or Protection from Elements) are no longer affected by the Extend metamagic.
  • Burning Blood is now properly negated on a successful save.
  • The "blind" effect of Sunburst is not applied on a successful reflex save.
  • Ram's Might now functions as described.
  • The Contagion spell can no longer be maximized or empowered. Previously, it was charging additional spell points if these metamagics were active but they did not do anything.
  • Dominated creatures now appear with blue spell effects, and will follow their master through dungeons. Charmed monsters now tend to remain in the room which they were charmed in.
  • Waves of Exhaustion will now properly hit enemies when no target is selected. The visual effects now also appear correctly.
  • As it is of "permanent" duration, Stalwart Pact can no longer be affected by the Extend Spell metamagic.
  • If you die, and are offered and accept a resurrection before the "You have died" dialog button is available, and you die again very quickly, the death dialog button will no longer be stuck grayed out. This commonly occurred when players were standing in lava.
  • The duration of all temporary spell damage amplification boost potions and click-able treasure effects has been increased from 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
  • The Bezekira that you can summon with the Summon Monster VIII spell has been upgraded to be a bit more effective and to last somewhat longer in battle.
  • The following spells now have durations of 24 seconds plus 6 seconds per caster level:
    • Bladesworn Transformation
    • Divine Favor
    • Flare
    • Focusing Chant
    • Angelskin
    • Divine Power
    • Featherfall
    • Sleep
    • Resistance
    • Ray of Enfeeblement
    • Doom
    • Bane
    • Crushing Despair
    • Ray of Exhaustion
  • The Cloudkill spell has gained additional effects: "A bank of heavy yellowish green and poisonous fog rises up, slaying weak targets within the cloud while inflicting 1d4 Constitution damage on stronger targets, and 2d6 damage +1 per caster level (max 20) of acid damage. Successful Fortitude saves reduces the Constitution and Acid damage by half. This fog obscures sight, giving all creatures in the fog concealment (attackers have 20% miss chance). Creatures immune to poison are undamaged by this spell."
  • High level Summoned Monster spells (those of level 5 or higher) now last five minutes, and have an appropriately shorter cooldown. This affects scrolls and other sources of generating these creatures as well.
  • Acid Splash, Finger of Fire, and Ray of Frost now deal 1d3 + Caster Level (Max +5) damage of the appropriate flavor.
  • When Otto's Sphere of Dancing is cast on a target, and then Wall of Fire is cast on the same target, the monster will now properly take damage from the Wall of Fire.
  • Meteor Swarm now deals 2d6 bludgeoning damage per meteor (with no save) as well as fire damage, and has its fire damage skewed upwards like other damage spells. This change affects both monster and player versions of meteor swarm.
  • Clarified the descriptions when under the effects of Good Hope, Greater Heroism, and Heroism.
  • Greater Heroism now properly gives a +2.
  • The extended Tumble effect that some NPCs can cast on you now properly grants the tumble skill when the spell is in affect. Previously, you needed to have Tumble trained to get the benefit of this spell.

Skills, Feats, & Abilities

New Feats & Abilities

  • Barbarian
    • Tireless Rage
      • Prerequisites: Level 17 Barbarian
      • Benefit: Upon reaching level 17, a barbarian is no longer fatigued after raging.
    • Mighty Rage
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Barbarian
      • Benefit: Upon reaching level 20, a barbarian's rage grows stronger. When raging, your base bonus to Strength and Constitution are increased to +8 and your morale bonus to Will saves is increased to +4.
  • Bard
    • Dismiss Charm
      • Prerequisites: Level 1 Bard, Sorcerer, or Wizard
      • Benefit: Activate this short-ranged ability while targeting a charmed, commanded, controlled, or dominated enemy that is under your control to dispel the controlling effect.
    • Mass Suggestion
      • Prerequisites: Level 18 Bard, 21 ranks of Perform
      • Benefit: Activate this bard ability to charm multiple fascinated foes for a short time. Requires 21 ranks of the Perform skill to use.
    • Improved Inspire Courage (+3)
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Bard
      • Benefit: Your inspire courage now gives an additional +3 bonus to attack, damage, and fear saves.
  • Favored Soul
    • Favored by the Silver Flame
      • Prereq: Level 1 Favored Soul
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of the Silver Flame. You are considered proficient with longbows.
    • Favored by the Sovereign Host
      • Prereq: Level 1 Favored Soul
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of the Sovereign Host. You are considered proficient with longswords.
    • Favored by the Lord of Blades
      • Prereq: Level 1 Favored Soul; Warforged Only
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of the Lord of Blades. You are considered proficient with greatswords.
    • Favored by the Undying Court
      • Prereq: Level 1 Favored Soul; Elf Only
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of the Undying Court. You are considered proficient with scimitars.
    • Favored by Vulkoor
      • Prereq: Level 1 Favored Soul; Elf Only
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of Vulkoor. You are considered proficient with shortswords.
    • Child of the Silver Flame
      • Prereq: Level 3 Favored Soul; Favored by the Silver Flame
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of the Silver Flame. You have +1 to attack rolls with longbows.
    • Child of the Sovereign Host
      • Prereq: Level 3 Favored Soul; Favored by the Sovereign Host
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of the Sovereign Host. You have +1 to attack rolls with longswords.
    • Child of the Lord of Blades
      • Prereq: Level 3 Favored Soul; Favored by the Lord of Blades
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of the Lord of Blades. You have +1 to attack rolls with greatswords.
    • Child of the Undying Court
      • Prereq: Level 3 Favored Soul; Favored by the Undying Court
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of the Undying Court. You have +1 to attack rolls with scimitars.
    • Child of Vulkoor
      • Prereq: Level 3 Favored Soul; Favored by Vulkoor
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of Vulkoor. You have +1 to attack rolls with shortswords.
    • Beloved of the Silver Flame
      • Prereq: Level 12 Favored Soul; Child of the Silver Flame
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of the Silver Flame. You deal 2 extra damage with longbows.
    • Beloved of the Sovereign Host
      • Prereq: Level 12 Favored Soul; Child of the Sovereign Host
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of the Sovereign Host. You deal 2 extra damage with longswords.
    • Beloved of the Lord of Blades
      • Prereq: Level 12 Favored Soul; Child of the Lord of Blades
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of the Lord of Blades. You deal 2 extra damage with greatswords.
    • Beloved of the Undying Court
      • Prereq: Level 12 Favored Soul; Child of the Undying Court
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of the Undying Court. You deal 2 extra damage with scimitars.
    • Beloved of Vulkoor
      • Prereq: Level 12 Favored Soul; Child of Vulkoor
      • Effect: You are a favored soul of Vulkoor. You deal 2 extra damage with shortswords.
    • Energy Resistance: Acid
      • Prereq: Level 5, 10, or 15 Favored Soul
      • Effect: You gain Acid Resistance: 10.
    • Energy Resistance: Cold
      • Prereq: Level 5, 10, or 15 Favored Soul
      • Effect: You gain Cold Resistance: 10.
    • Energy Resistance: Electricity
      • Prereq: Level 5, 10, or 15 Favored Soul
      • Effect: You gain Electricity Resistance: 10.
    • Energy Resistance: Fire
      • Prereq: Level 5, 10, or 15 Favored Soul
      • Effect: You gain Fire Resistance: 10.
    • Energy Resistance: Sonic
      • Prereq: Level 5, 10, or 15 Favored Soul
      • Effect: You gain Sonic Resistance: 10.
    • Leap of Faith
      • Prereq: Level 17 Favored Soul
      • Effect: You are able to leap through the air to bring the fight to your enemies or traverse chasms that make normal adventurers balk. Using this ability costs 5 spell points.
  • Monk
    • Timeless Body
      • Prerequisites: Level 17 Monk
      • Benefit: Your soul is balanced. No corrupt influences can possess your body after death - you are immune to the spawn effect of most undead.
    • Empty Body
      • Prerequisites: Level 19 Monk
      • Benefit: You are able to focus your ki and walk the edge of the Plane of Shadow, mimicking the effects of a Shadow Walk spell. While this effect is active, you move much faster than normal and your outline appears faint. You are also harder to hit. Attacking another creature or otherwise interacting with objects shunts you back to the Material Plane
    • Perfect Self
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Monk
      • Benefit: You have transcended your former race, and are now considered a Lawful Outsider. You have gained damage reduction 10 / epic. Warforged retain most living construct traits.
    • Perfect Slow Fall
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Monk
      • Benefit: You take no damage from falls of any height.
  • Ranger
    • Hide in Plain Sight
      • Prerequisites: Level 17 Ranger
      • Benefit: You are a master when it comes to hiding in places others think impossible. At all times while sneaking, conditions are treated as two 'eyes' better - you can hide even in plain daylight, and it takes opponents longer to detect you.
    • Fifth Favored Enemy
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Ranger
      • Benefit: A ranger receives a damage bonus when fighting certain foes. The bonus starts at +2, and increases every five ranger levels.
  • Rogue
    • Special Ability
      • Prerequisites: Level 19 Rogue
      • Benefit: A rogue may select Crippling Strike, Defensive Roll, Improved Evasion, Skill Mastery (selectable multiple times), or Slippery Mind.
  • Sorcerer
    • Dismiss Charm
      • Prerequisites: Level 1 Bard, Sorcerer, or Wizard
      • Benefit: Activate this short-ranged ability while targeting a charmed, commanded, controlled, or dominated enemy that is under your control to dispel the controlling effect.
  • Wizard
    • Dismiss Charm
      • Prerequisites: Level 1 Bard, Sorcerer, or Wizard
      • Benefit: Activate this short-ranged ability while targeting a charmed, commanded, controlled, or dominated enemy that is under your control to dispel the controlling effect.
    • Bonus Metamagic Feat
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Wizard
      • Benefit: A wizard may select Empower Spell, Enlarge Spell, Eschew Materials, Extend Spell, Heighten Spell, Maximize Spell, or Quicken Spell.

General Feat & Ability Changes

  • Having the "Protection from Evil" buff active on your character, either cast from a spell or from an item such as the "Fragment of the Silver Flame," and wearing a lower level deflection bonus item (like a +1 Ring of Protection) will no longer cause your AC to be -51914412. Additionally, rangers with a deflection bonus item will no longer have their AC as -51914412 to their favored enemies.
  • Ability damage now regenerates at a rate of 1 point per minute. Negative levels now regenerate at a rate of 1 level every 2 minutes.
    Critically failing on disabling certain trap boxes can result in a spray of acid!
  • It is no longer possible to accidentally end up with multiple monk stances active simultaneously.
  • Monks with the Two Weapon Fighting chain of feats now gain additional attacks when fighting unarmed.
  • Warforged no longer possess a "breath" bar when underwater.
  • The Two Handed Fighting feat chain now also adds a small chance to apply magical weapon effects (such as "flaming" or "vorpal") to appropriate glancing blows produced by two handed weapon attacks.
  • The Slicing Blow attack feat now deals 1 point of Constitution damage in addition to its bleed effect.
  • The time between additional saves on monk dark path finishers has been increased.
  • Players who have shield proficiency but do not have tower shield proficiency will now receive the correct warnings that they are not proficient with tower shields.
  • Shield blocking has been made more responsive following attacks.
  • Negative levels fade at a rate of 1 per 2 minutes.
  • Being reduced to 0 constitution will no longer kill players or monsters. They will be stunned for a short period of time and then behave as if they had been reduced to 0 in any other ability score. (Automatic criticals, etc.) This change applies to all ability scores - for example, Shadows will no longer kill you if your strength is reduced to 0, though you will continue to spawn a shadow if you die while under the effects of their touch.
  • Weapon subfeats now are no longer listed as just the weapon type in parentheses; they will be named things like "Weapon Focus: Longsword" instead of "(Longsword)". Prerequisite listings now make much more sense.
  • Virtuoso Enthrallment now uses the Perform skill as its DC, is affected by Lingering Song effects, and instead of always breaking on damage, targets now have a chance to break the effect when damaged.
  • Elven Melee Damage and Elven Melee Attack enhancements have been renamed Aerenal Elf Melee Damage and Aerenal Elf Melee Attack.
  • The Rage visual overlay will no longer stack if multiple effects enrage you.
    Improvements to the DC of Stunning Blow now also affect Stunning Fist. Stunning Fist now also uses the character's top attack bonus, like most active attacks that require feat expenditure to acquire.
  • Bards inspire courage skill now has the correct icon.
  • Items and enhancements that increase the DC's of your Sunder attempts now also affect Improved Sunder.
  • Stealthed creatures that you run into now are temporarily ""detected"", similar to how they will detect you if they run into you.
  • Improved the visual effects on monster stealth. Bard/Sorcerer multi-class characters now have separate spell swap timers for each class.
  • Wholeness of Body now heals Warforged monks as if it were "repair" type energy rather than positive energy. (It now functions for Warforged monks with Improved Fortification.)

Enhancements


New Enhancements


  • Race Enhancements
  • Elven Arcane Archer
  • Conjure +4 Arrows
    • Prerequisites: Level 17
    • Benefit: Activate this ability to conjure a stack of +4 Returning Arrows.
  • Conjure +5 Arrows
    • Prerequisites: Level 20
    • Benefit: Activate this ability to conjure a stack of +5 Returning Arrows.
  • Warforged Great Weapon Aptitude I
    • Prerequisites: Level 2 Warforged, Two Handed Fighting
    • Cost: 1 Action Point
    • Benefit: Glancing blows produced by your two handed weapon attacks have an increased chance of producing special weapon effects.
  • Warforged Great Weapon Aptitude II
    • Prerequisites: Level 8 Warforged, Improved Two Handed Fighting,Warforged Great Weapon Aptitude I
    • Cost: 2 Action Points
    • Benefit: Glancing blows produced by your two handed weapon attacks have an increased chance of producing special weapon effects.
  • Warforged Great Weapon Aptitude III
    • Prerequisites: 14 Warforged, Greater Two Handed Fighting, Warforged Great Weapon Aptitude II
    • Cost: 3 Action Points
    • Benefit: Glancing blows produced by your two handed weapon attacks have an increased chance of producing special weapon effects.
  • Valenar Elf Melee Damage I
    • Prerequisites: Level 1 Elf, Weapon Proficiency: Falchion or Scimitar, Follower of the Undying Court, or Favored by the Undying Court; Must not have Aerenal Elf Melee Damage enhancements
    • Cost: 2 Action Points
    • Benefit: Hailing from Valenar, you prefer curved blades to the straight weapons of the Aerenal elves. You gain an additional +1 bonus to damage rolls when using a scimitar or falchion.
  • Valenar Elf Melee Damage II
    • Prerequisites: Level 7 Elf, Valenar Elf Melee Damage I, 20 Action Points spent
    • Cost: 4 Action Points
    • Benefit: Hailing from Valenar, you prefer curved blades to the straight weapons of the Aerenal elves. You gain an additional +1 bonus to damage rolls when using a scimitar or falchion, bringing the total bonus to +2.
  • Valenar Elf Melee Attack I
    • Prerequisites: Level 4 Elf, Weapon Proficiency: Falchion or Scimitar, Follower of the Undying Court, or Favored by the Undying Court; Must not have Aerenal Elf Melee Attack enhancements
    • Cost: 2 Action Points
    • Benefit: Hailing from Valenar, you prefer curved blades to the straight weapons of the Aerenal elves. You gain an additional +1 bonus to attack rolls when using a scimitar or falchion.
  • Valenar Elf Melee Attack II
    • Prerequisites: Level 10 Elf, Valenar Elf Melee Attack I, 32 Action Points spent
    • Cost: 4 Action Points
    • Benefit: Hailing from Valenar, you prefer curved blades to the straight weapons of the Aerenal elves. You gain an additional +1 bonus to attack rolls when using a scimitar or falchion, bringing the total bonus to +2.
  • Class Enhancements
    • Cleric Divine Might IV
      • Prerequisites:Lvl 20 Cleric, requires a 20 base Charisma.
      • Benefit:Activate this ability to gain a +8 Sacred bonus to damage for one minute. Consumes a use of your turn undead ability.
    • Favored Soul Wisdom I
      • Benefit: Grants a +1 increase to your Wisdom score.
    • Favored Soul Wisdom II
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 to your Wisdom score.
    • Favored Soul Energy of the Scion I
      • Benefit: Grants a 30 point increase to spell points.
    • Favored Soul Energy of the Scion II
      • Benefit: Grants an additional 40 spell points, bringing your total increase to 70 points.
    • Favored Soul Energy of the Scion III
      • Benefit: Grants an additional 40 spell points, bringing your total increase to 110 points.
    • Favored Soul Energy of the Scion IV
      • Benefit: Grants an additional 40 spell points, bringing your total increase to 150 points.
    • Favored Soul Charisma I
      • Benefit: Grants a +1 increase to your Charisma score.
    • Favored Soul Charisma II
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 to your Charisma score.
    • Favored Soul Charisma III
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 to your Charisma score.
    • Favored Soul Improved Empowering I
      • Benefit: Using the Empower Spell feat costs you 2 fewer spell points.
    • Favored Soul Improved Empowering II
      • Benefit: Using the Empower Spell feat costs you 4 fewer spell points.
    • Favored Soul Improved Empowering III
      • Benefit: Using the Empower Spell feat costs you 6 fewer spell points.
    • Favored Soul Improved Spell Penetration I
      • Benefit: You add +1 to your level when attempting to overcome an enemy's spell resistance.
    • Favored Soul Improved Spell Penetration II
      • Benefit: You add +2 to your level when attempting to overcome an enemy's spell resistance.
    • Favored Soul Improved Spell Penetration III
      • Benefit: You add +3 to your level when attempting to overcome an enemy's spell resistance.
    • Favored Soul Wand and Scroll Mastery I
      • Benefit: Grants a 25% increase to the effectiveness of your wands, scrolls, and other items that cast spells.
    • Favored Soul Wand and Scroll Mastery II
      • Benefit: Grants an additional 10% increase to the effectiveness of your wands, scrolls, and other items that cast spells, bringing the total increase to 35%.
    • Favored Soul Wand and Scroll Mastery III
      • Benefit: Grants an additional 10% increase to the effectiveness of your wands, scrolls, and other items that cast spells, bringing the total increase to 45%.
    • Favored Soul Wand and Scroll Mastery IV
      • Benefit: Grants an additional 10% increase to the effectiveness of your wands, scrolls, and other items that cast spells, bringing the total increase to 55%.
    • Favored Soul Life Magic I
      • Benefit: Grants a 10% increase to the effectiveness of your healing and negative energy spells.
    • Favored Soul Life Magic II
      • Benefit: Grants an additional 10% increase to the effectiveness of your healing and negative energy spells, bringing the total increase to 20%.
    • Favored Soul Life Magic III
      • Benefit: Grants an additional 10% increase to the effectiveness of your healing and negative energy spells, bringing the total increase to 30%.
    • Favored Soul Life Magic IV
      • Benefit: Grants an additional 10% increase to the effectiveness of your healing and negative energy spells, bringing the total increase to 40%.
    • Favored Soul Prayer of Life I
      • Benefit: Grants a 3% chance for your healing and negative energy spells to generate a critical result for 1.5 times the normal healing or damage amount. (Base spell critical chance is 0% and base critical damage multiplier is 1.5.)
    • Favored Soul Prayer of Life II
      • Benefit: Grants a 6% chance for your healing and negative energy spells to generate a critical result for 1.5 times the normal healing or damage amount.
    • Favored Soul Prayer of Life III
      • Benefit: Grants a 9% chance for your healing and negative energy spells to generate a critical result for 1.5 times the normal healing or damage amount.
    • Favored Soul Prayer of Incredible Life I
      • Benefit: Your healing and negative energy spell critical multipliers are increased by an additional 0.25, bringing your base critical multiplier for hese spells to 1.75.
    • Favored Soul Prayer of Incredible Life II
      • Benefit: Your healing and negative energy spell critical multipliers are increased by an additional 0.25, bringing your base critical multiplier for these spells to 2.00.
    • Favored Soul Prayer of Incredible Life III
      • Benefit: Your healing and negative energy spell critical multipliers are increased by an additional 0.25, bringing your base critical multiplier for these spells to 2.25.
    • Favored Soul Smiting I
      • Benefit: Grants a 10% increase to the effectiveness of your light and alignment based (good, evil, lawful, and chaotic) spells.
    • Favored Soul Smiting II
      • Benefit: Grants an additional 10% increase to the effectiveness of your light and alignment based (good, evil, lawful, and chaotic) spells, bringing the total increase to 20%.
    • Favored Soul Smiting III
      • Benefit: Grants an additional 10% increase to the effectiveness of your light and alignment based (good, evil, lawful, and chaotic) spells, bringing the total increase to 30%.
    • Favored Soul Smiting IV
      • Benefit: Grants an additional 10% increase to the effectiveness of your light and alignment based (good, evil, lawful, and chaotic) spells, bringing the total increase to 40%.
    • Favored Soul Prayer of Smiting I
      • Benefit: Grants a 3% chance for your light and alignment based (good, evil, lawful, and chaotic) spells to generate a critical hit for 1.5 times normal damage. (Base spell critical chance is 0% and base critical damage multiplier is 1.5.)
    • Favored Soul Prayer of Smiting II
      • Benefit: Grants a 6% chance for your light and alignment based (good, evil, lawful, and chaotic) spells to generate a critical hit for 1.5 times normal damage.
    • Favored Soul Prayer of Smiting III
      • Benefit: Grants a 9% chance for your light and alignment based (good, evil, lawful, and chaotic) spells to generate a critical hit for 1.5 times normal damage.
    • Favored Soul Prayer of Incredible Smiting I
      • Benefit: Your light and alignment based (good, evil, lawful, and chaotic) spell critical multipliers are increased by an additional 0.25, bringing your base critical multiplier for these spells to 1.75.
    • Favored Soul Prayer of Incredible Smiting II
      • Benefit: Your light and alignment based (good, evil, lawful, and chaotic) spell critical multipliers are increased by an additional 0.25, bringing your base critical multiplier for these spells to 2.00.
    • Favored Soul Prayer of Incredible Smiting III
      • Benefit: Your light and alignment based (good, evil, lawful, and chaotic) spell critical multipliers are increased by an additional 0.25, bringing your base critical multiplier for these spells to 2.25.
    • Favored Soul Concentration I
      • Benefit: Grants a +1 bonus to your Concentration skill.
    • Favored Soul Concentration II
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 bonus to your Concentration skill, bringing the total increase to 2.
    • Favored Soul Concentration III
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 bonus to your Concentration skill, bringing the total increase to 3.
    • Favored Soul Concentration IV
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 bonus to your Concentration skill, bringing the total increase to 4.
    • Favored Soul Heal I
      • Benefit: Grants a +1 bonus to your Heal skill.
    • Favored Soul Heal II
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 bonus to your Heal skill, bringing the total increase to 2.
    • Favored Soul Heal III
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 bonus to your Heal skill, bringing the total increase to 3.
    • Favored Soul Heal IV
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 bonus to your Heal skill, bringing the total increase to 4.
    • Favored Soul Diplomacy I
      • Benefit: Grants a +1 bonus to your Diplomacy skill.
    • Favored Soul Diplomacy II
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 bonus to your Diplomacy skill, bringing the total increase to 2.
    • Favored Soul Diplomacy III
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 bonus to your Diplomacy skill, bringing the total increase to 3.
    • Favored Soul Diplomacy IV
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 bonus to your Diplomacy skill, bringing the total increase to 4.
    • Favored Soul Jump I
      • Benefit: Grants a +1 bonus to your Jump skill.
    • Favored Soul Jump II
      • Grants an additional +1 bonus to your Jump skill, bringing the total increase to 2.
    • Favored Soul Jump III
      • Benefit: Grants an additional +1 bonus to your Jump skill, bringing the total increase to 3.
      • Favored Soul Jump IV Benefit: Grants an additional +1 bonus to your Jump skill, bringing the total increase to 4.
    • Silver Flame Exorcism
      • Benefit: You are a devoted follower of the Silver Flame, and your faith has been rewarded. Activate this ability to attempt to exorcise an extraplanar creature, which is entirely consumed in holy fire on a failed Will save or savagely burned by the light of the Silver Flame. A successful Fortitude save reduces the damage to half. The Save DC for this ability is 10 + Cleric Level + Charisma Modifier.
    • Unyielding Sovereignty
      • Benefit: You are a devoted follower of the Sovereign Host, and your faith has been rewarded. Activate this ability to fully heal hit point damage done to a targeted ally, remove ability damage, death penalty effects, negative levels, and the conditions blinded, confused, dazed, dazzled, deafened, diseased, exhausted, fatigued, feebleminded, insanity, nauseated, poisoned, and stunned.
    • Undying Call
      • Benefit: You are a devoted follower of the Undying Court, and your faith has been rewarded. Activate this ability to lead a dead ally's spirit back to this world, acting as a True Resurrection on high elven spirits or a Raise Dead for others.
    • Bladesworn Transformation
      • Benefit: You are a devoted follower of the Lord of Blades, and your faith has been rewarded. Activate this ability to become a juggernaut of destruction for 60 seconds.
    • Vulkoor's Avatar
      • Benefit: You are a devoted follower of Vulkoor the Hunter, and your faith has been rewarded. Activate this ability to ask Vulkoor to send one of his servants to destroy your enemies.
    • Favored Soul Attack Boost I
      • Benefit: Activate this ability to receive a +2 bonus to attack for 20 seconds.
    • Favored Soul Damage Boost I
      • Benefit: Activate this ability to receive a +2 bonus to weapon damage for 20 seconds.
    • Favored Soul Saves Boost I
      • Benefit: Activate this ability to receive a +2 bonus to saves for 20 seconds.
    • Favored Soul Attack Boost II
      • Benefit: Activate this ability to receive a +3 bonus to attack for 20 seconds.
    • Favored Soul Damage Boost II
      • Benefit: Activate this ability to receive a +3 bonus to weapon damage for 20 seconds.
    • Favored Soul Saves Boost II
      • Benefit: Activate this ability to receive a +3 bonus to saves for 20 seconds.
    • Favored Soul Attack Boost III
      • Benefit: Activate this ability to receive a +4 bonus to attack for 20 seconds.
    • Favored Soul Damage Boost III
      • Benefit: Activate this ability to receive a +4 bonus to weapon damage for 20 seconds.
    • Favored Soul Saves Boost III
      • Benefit: Activate this ability to receive a +4 bonus to saves for 20 seconds.
    • Favored Soul Attack Boost IV
      • Benefit: Activate this ability to receive a +5 bonus to attack for 20 seconds.
    • Favored Soul Damage Boost IV
      • Benefit: Activate this ability to receive a +5 bonus to weapon damage for 20 seconds.
    • Favored Soul Saves Boost IV
      • Benefit: Activate this ability to receive a +5 bonus to saves for 20 seconds.
    • Favored Soul Extra Action Boost I
      • Benefit: You can use each of your action boosts 1 additional time per rest.
    • Favored Soul Extra Action Boost II
      • Benefit: You can use each of your action boosts 1 additional time per rest, bringing the total increase to 2.
    • Favored Soul Greatsword Specialization I
      • Benefit: You gain an additional +1 bonus to damage rolls when using a Greatsword.
    • Favored Soul Longbow Specialization I
      • Benefit: You gain an additional +1 bonus to damage rolls when using a Longbow.
    • Favored Soul Longsword Specialization I
      • Benefit: You gain an additional +1 bonus to damage rolls when using a Longsword.
    • Favored Soul Scimitar Specialization I
      • Benefit: You gain an additional +1 bonus to damage rolls when using a Scimitar.
    • Favored Soul Shortsword Specialization I
      • Benefit: You gain an additional +1 bonus to damage rolls when using a Shortsword.
    • Favored Soul Greatsword Specialization II
      • Benefit: You gain an additional +1 bonus to damage rolls when using a Greatsword, for a total bonus of +2.
    • Favored Soul Longbow Specialization II
      • Benefit: You gain an additional +1 bonus to damage rolls when using a Longbow, for a total bonus of +2.
    • Favored Soul Longsword Specialization II
      • Benefit: You gain an additional +1 bonus to damage rolls when using a Longsword, for a total bonus of +2.
    • Favored Soul Scimitar Specialization II
      • Benefit: You gain an additional +1 bonus to damage rolls when using a Scimitar, for a total bonus of +2.
    • Favored Soul Shortsword Specialization II
      • Benefit: You gain an additional +1 bonus to damage rolls when using a Shortsword, for a total bonus of +2.
    • Favored Soul Toughness I
      • Benefit: Grants you 10 additional hit points if you have the Toughness feat.
    • Favored Soul Toughness II
      • Benefit: Grants you 10 additional hit points if you have the Toughness feat, bringing the total increase to 20 hit points.
    • Favored Soul Toughness III
      • Benefit: Grants you 10 additional hit points if you have the Toughness feat, bringing the total increase to 30 hit points.
    • Favored Soul Toughness IV
      • Benefit: Grants you 10 additional hit points if you have the Toughness feat, bringing the total increase to 40 hit points.
    • Monk Grandmaster of Mountains
      • Prerequisites: Level 18 Monk, Constitution 18
      • Benefit: The mountain is eternal, as are you. Ultimate Mountain Stance: The mountain stance focuses on endurance and defense, granting increased Constitution, damage reduction, and improved blocking ability at the cost of reducing your Dexterity and movement speed. While in mountain stance, you generate Ki when struck by opponents. (+4 Blocking DR; DR 8/-; +1 Ki on Get Hit; +5 Ki on Get Crit; -2 Dex; +4 Con; -7% Run Speed)
        Strike of the Enduring IV: You strike an opponent, backed with the strength of the earth. Your attack deals 12 additional damage, and 3d6 acid damage on critical hits.
    • Monk Grandmaster of Oceans
      • Prerequisites: Level 18 Monk, Wisdom 18.
      • Benefit: The sea is always in motion, as are you.
      • Ultimate Ocean Stance: The ocean stance focuses on redirection and the supernatural, granting increased Wisdom and saves at the cost of decreased Strength. While in ocean stance, you receive a bonus to armor class while tumbling. (+8 AC when tumbling; +5 to Saves; -2 Str; +4 Wis) Flowing Water Strike IV: You strike an opponent, backed with the power of the sea. Your attack will deal 3d6 additional cold damage, with an additional 3d6 damage on critical hits.
    • Monk Grandmaster of Storms
      • Prerequisites: Level 18 Monk, Dexterity 18
      • Benefit: The wind is untouchable, as are you.
      • Ultimate Wind Stance: The wind stance focuses on movement, granting increased Dexterity and melee and thrown attack speed at the cost of reducing your Constitution while the stance is active. (15% Enhancement Bonus to attack speed; 10% Insight Bonus to attack speed; +4 Dex; -2 Con)
      • Storm Strike IV: You strike an opponent, backed with the power of lightning. Your attack will deal 3d6 additional lightning damage, with an additional 3d6 damage on critical hits.
    • Monk Grandmaster of the Sun
      • Prerequisites: Level 18 Monk, Strength 18
      • Benefit: The sun burns with an eternal fire, as do you.
      • Ultimate Sun Stance: The sun stance focuses on an aggressive offense, granting increased Strength at the cost of decreased Wisdom. While in sun stance, you generate additional Ki when you successfully strike opponents. (+1 Ki on Hit; +5 Ki on Crit; +4 Str; -2 Wis)
      • Fires of Purity IV: You strike an opponent, backed with the power of flame. Your attack will deal 3d6 additional fire damage, with an additional 3d6 damage on critical hits.
    • Paladin Divine Might IV
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Paladin, Charisma 20
      • Benefit:Activate this ability to gain a +8 Sacred bonus to damage for one minute. Consumes a use of your turn undead ability.
    • Paladin Divine Sacrifice III
      • Prerequisites: Level 19 Paladin
      • Benefit:Giving up some of your life force to win the battle, you empower your next blow against your foe. This attack deals an additional 9d6 Light damage and increases the critical multiplier of your weapon by 1, but costs you 5 hp and 1 sp, whether or not the attack is successful.
    • Paladin Exalted Smite IV
      • Prerequisites: Level 18 Paladin
      • Benefit: Using this attack, you call on the paladin's ability to strike down evil creatures, gaining twice your Charisma bonus to your attack roll, a damage bonus based on your paladin level, and +2 to your weapon's critical threat range and damage multiplier. This enhancement also decreases your cooldown between smites to 2 seconds.
    • Paladin Redemption III
      • Prerequisites: Level 19 Paladin
      • Benefit: Activate this ability and expend one use of Lay on Hands to true resurrect the dead, returning your target to life at 100% health.
  • Capstone Enhancements
    • Barbarian Might
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Barbarian, 74 Action points spent
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Your biceps are frequently mistaken for slabs of ham. Your strength is increased by 2, and when wielding two handed weapons you have increased glancing blow damage and an increased chance of applying weapon special effects on glancing blows.
    • Bard Musical Prodigy
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Bard, 74 Action points spent
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: You gain +2 Charisma, two additional uses of Bardic Music, as well as +2 to Spell Penetration checks and the DC's of your Enchantment spells. Your beneficial songs last 20% longer.
    • Cleric Divine Intervention
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Cleric, 74 Action points spent
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: You are a strong conduit of positive energy, and can expend a turn attempt to ward your target for five minutes against mortal damage - hit point damage will not lower their hit point total below -9. If the target is knocked unconscious, this effect will heal the target after a few seconds and then fade.
    • Favored Soul Ascendancy: Light of the Flame
      • Benefit: Your loyalty and devotion to the Silver Flame has resulted in you reaching a new level of power. You gain +2 Charisma, +2 to the Heal and Intimidate skills, and are able to cast the spell Searing Light at will without using spell points.
    • Favored Soul Ascendancy: Healing Word
      • Benefit: Your loyalty and devotion to the Sovereign Host has resulted in you reaching a new level of power. You gain +2 Charisma, +2 to the Diplomacy and Heal skills, and are able to cast the spell Cure Light Wounds at will without using spell points.
    • Favored Soul Ascendancy: Voice of the Deathless
      • Benefit: Your loyalty and devotion to the Undying Court has resulted in you reaching a new level of power. You gain +2 Charisma, +2 to the Spot and Search skills, and are able to cast the spell Command Undead at will without using spell points.
    • Favored Soul Ascendancy: Protection of the Blade
      • Benefit: Your loyalty and devotion to the Lord of Blades has resulted in you reaching a new level of power. You gain +2 Charisma, +2 to the Intimidate and Repair skills, and are able to cast the spell Shield at will without using spell points.
    • Favored Soul Ascendancy: Stealth of the Hunter
      • Benefit: Your loyalty and devotion to Vulkoor the Hunter has resulted in you reaching a new level of power. You gain +2 Charisma, +2 to the Hide and Move Silently skills, and are able to cast the spell Invisibility at will without using spell points.
    • Fighter Weapon Alacrity
      • Prerequisites: Fighter level 20, 74 Action points spent
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Your mastery with all weapons is such that you are able to attack faster than normal. Grants a 10% Competence bonus to attack speed with all combat styles.
    • Monk Serenity
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Monk, 74 Action points spent
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: You are a paragon of understanding and serenity. Your Concentration is increased by 10 and your centered ki generation is increased by 1.
    • Paladin Weapons of Good
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Paladin, 74 Action points spent
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Any weapon you wield is considered Good aligned for purposes of bypassing damage reduction, deal 1d6 additional holy damage against all evil opponents and an additional 2d6 light damage against evil undead or evil outsiders.
    • Ranger Master of Archery
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Ranger, 74 Action points spent
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: The speed at which you can fire any ranged weapon is legendary.
    • Rogue Cheat Death
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Rogue, 74 Action points spent
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: A master rogue can defy even death if their luck holds out. You have a chance of self-resurrection should you die, but this chance drops each time you die between rests. Maruts have a particular dislike for you.
    • Sorcerer Power Surge
      • Prerequisites: Sorcerer Level 20, 74 Action points spent
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: All of your damage dealing spells deal 10% more damage, have their critical chance increased by 3%, and their critical multipliers increased by an additional 0.25.
    • Wizard Master of Magic
      • Prerequisites: Level 20 Wizard, 74 Action points spent
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Grants +2 Intelligence and all metamagics you possess cost 1 fewer spell point to use. (Heighten Spell costs 1 fewer spell point per level of heightening.)
  • Prestige Enhancements
  • Barbarian
    • Barbarian Frenzied Berserker I Prerequisites: Level 6 Barbarian, Power Attack, Cleave, Barbarian Damage Boost II, Barbarian Power Attack I, Barbarian Power Rage I.
      • Cost: 4 Action Points
      • Benefit: You gain the effects of the diehard feat while raging, and your glancing blows have a chance of applying magical weapon effects. You also gain the ability to expend 10 hit points to enter a frenzy, which increases your strength by 2 and adds the 'Vicious' property to your melee weapons.
    • Barbarian Frenzied Berserker II Prerequisites: Level 12 Barbarian, Barbarian Frenzied Berserker 1, Barbarian Damage Boost III, Barbarian Power Attack II, Barbarian Power Rage II.
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: While raging, increases the critical multiplier of all weapons you use by 1 when you roll a natural 19 or 20. Your two handed weapon glancing blows have an increased chance of applying magical weapon effects. You also gain the ability to expend 10 hp to Supreme Cleave.
      • Frenzied Berserker Supreme Cleave
      • Benefit: Expend 10 hit points to attack all nearby enemies.
    • Barbarian Frenzied Berserker III
      • Prerequisites: Level 18 Barbarian, Barbarian Frenzied Berserker 2, Barbarian Damage Boost IV, Barbarian Power Attack III, Barbarian Power Rage III.
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: While raging, increases the critical multiplier of all weapons you use by an additional 1 when you roll a natural 19 or 20, bringing the total bonus to 2. Your two handed weapon glancing blows have an increased chance of applying magical weapon effects. You also gain the ability to expend 20 hit points to enter a death frenzy (which can stack with your basic rage and frenzy), increasing your strength by 4 and adding the 'Greater Vicious' property to your melee weapons. (+4d6 damage / +1d3 damage to self)
  • Fighter
    • Fighter Kensei I
      • Prerequisites: Level 6 Fighter, Fighter Attack Boost II, Fighter Critical Accuracy II, any Weapon Specialization feat.
      • Cost: 4 Action Points
      • Benefit: You are the unrivaled master of your chosen weapon. Your focus and training grant you a +1 bonus to Bluff, Concentration, Diplomacy, and Intimidate skills, Combat Feat DC's, saves against magic, and number of Action Boosts per day. If you possess a Ki bar, you gain 1 additional Ki on criticals and when meditating. You can select a single weapon type as your signature weapon.
    • Kensei <specific weapon> Mastery I
      • Prerequisites: 6 Fighter, Fighter Kensei I, Weapon Specialization: <appropriate weapon type>
      • Cost: 1 Action Point
      • Benefit: (One handed, ranged, or thrown weapons) You gain an additional +1 bonus to hit and damage, and +2 to confirm criticals and critical damage (before multipliers) when using a <weapon>.
      • Benefit: (Two handed weapons) You gain an additional +1 bonus to hit, +2 to damage and to confirm criticals and +4 to critical damage (before multipliers), as well as improved glancing blows that have a chance of applying magical weapon effects when using a <weapon>.
    • Fighter Kensei II
      • Prerequisites: Level 12 Fighter, Fighter Kensei I, any Greater Weapon Specialization feat.
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Your focus and training improve, granting an additional +1 bonus to Bluff, Concentration, Diplomacy, and Intimidate skills, Combat Feat DC's, saves against magic, and number of Action Boosts per day. If you possess a Ki bar, you gain 1 additional Ki on criticals and when meditating.
    • Kensei Power Surge
      • Benefit: You may expend a Fighter attack boost to focus your energy and spirit, gaining a +8 Insight bonus to strength for a short period of time. If you possess the ability to generate Ki, you generate an additional 2 ki on successful attacks during your surge.
    • Kensei <specific weapon> Mastery II
      • Prerequisites: Level 12 Fighter, Fighter Kensei II, Fighter <specific weapon> Specialization I, Kensei <specific weapon> Mastery I, Greater Weapon Specialization: <appropriate weapon type>
      • Cost: 1 Action Point
      • Benefit: (One handed, ranged, or thrown weapons) You gain an additional +1 bonus to hit and damage, and +2 to confirm criticals and critical damage (before multipliers) when using a <weapon>.
      • Benefit: (Two handed weapons) You gain an additional +1 bonus to hit, +2 to damage and to confirm criticals and +4 to critical damage (before multipliers), as well as improved glancing blows that have an increased chance of applying magical weapon effects when using a <weapon>.
    • Fighter Kensei III
      • Prerequisites: Level 18 Fighter, Fighter Kensei II, Fighter Attack Boost III, Fighter Critical Accuracy III, any Superior Weapon Focus.
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Your focus and training are complete, granting an additional +1 bonus to Bluff, Concentration, Diplomacy, and Intimidate skills, Combat Feat DC's, saves against magic, and number of Action Boosts per day. If you possess a Ki bar, you gain 1 additional Ki on criticals and when meditating.
    • Kensei <specific weapon> Mastery III
      • Prerequisites: Level 18 Fighter, Fighter Kensei III, Fighter [specific weapon] Specialization II, Kensei <specific weapon> Mastery II, Superior Weapon Focus: <appropriate weapon type>
      • Cost: 1 Action Point
      • Benefit: You gain +1 critical threat range with your signature weapon.
    • Fighter Stalwart Defender I
      • Prerequisites: Level 6 Fighter, Fighter Skill Intimidate 2, Fighter Armor Boost 1, Toughness, and any one of: Shield Mastery, Combat Expertise, Diehard, Dodge, or Least Dragonmark of Sentinel.
      • Cost: 4 Action Points
      • Benefit: While the flesh may be weak, you place your trust in the strength of steel. This prestige enhancement increases your armor class by 1, grants +2 to intimidate, increases your maximum dexterity bonus allowed by shields, and grants additional armor class and damage reduction when blocking with a shield. You may expend a use of Fighter action boost to to enter a defensive stance. When using a shield, you possess DR 2/-.
      • Stalwart Defender I: Defensive Stance
      • Benefit: You may expend a Fighter armor boost to become a bastion of defense, gaining a +2 Competence bonus to Strength and Constitution, a +1 Competence bonus on all saves, a +2 Dodge bonus to Armor Class, and produce 50% more hate with your melee attacks. While in this stance, you move at one quarter speed.
    • Fighter Stalwart Defender II
      • Prerequisites: Level 12 Fighter, Fighter Stalwart Defender I, Fighter Item Defense I, Fighter Armor Boost II, and any one of: Fighter Toughness II, Fighter Armored Agility II, Fighter Armor Mastery II, Fighter Tower Shield Mastery II, or Lesser Dragonmark of Sentinel.
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Your defensive mastery continues to grow. This prestige enhancement increases your armor class by 1, grants +2 to intimidate, increases your maximum dexterity bonus allowed by heavy armor and shields, and grants additional armor class and damage reduction when blocking with a shield. You may expend a use of Fighter action boost to to enter a defensive stance. When using a shield, you possess DR 4/-.
      • Stalwart Defender II: Improved Defensive Stance
      • Benefit: You may expend a Fighter armor boost to become a bastion of defense, gaining a +3 Competence bonus to Strength and Constitution, a +2 Competence bonus on all saves, a +3 Dodge bonus to Armor Class, and produce 100% more hate with your melee attacks. While in this stance, you move at one third speed.
    • Fighter Stalwart Defender III
      • Prerequisites: Level 18 Fighter, Fighter Stalwart Defender II, Fighter Item Defense II, Fighter Armor Boost III, and any one of: Fighter Toughness III, Fighter Armored Agility III, Fighter Armor Mastery III, Fighter Tower Shield Mastery III, or Greater Dragonmark of Sentinel.
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Your defensive mastery is complete. This prestige enhancement increases your armor class by 1, grants +2 to intimidate, increases your maximum dexterity bonus allowed by medium or heavy armor and shields, and grants additional armor class and damage reduction when blocking with a shield. You may expend a use of Fighter action boost to to enter a defensive stance. When using a shield, you possess DR 6/-.
      • Stalwart Defender III: Superior Defensive Stance
      • Benefit: You may expend a Fighter armor boost to become a bastion of defense, gaining a +4 Competence bonus to Strength and Constitution, a +3 Competence bonus on all saves, a +4 Dodge bonus to Armor Class, and produce 200% more hate with your melee attacks. While in this stance, you move at half speed.
  • Paladin
    • Defender of Siberys I
      • Prerequisites: Level 6 Paladin, Paladin Bulwark of Good I, Paladin Resistance of Good I, Paladin Courage of Good I, Paladin Focus of Good I, Paladin Paladin Armor Class Boost I, and any one of the following: Tower Shield Proficiency, Shield Mastery, or Combat Expertise.
      • Cost: 4 Action Points
      • Benefit: Protecting the weak from the depredations of the strong, you become a paragon of defense. This prestige enhancement grants you 2 additional Turn attempts, additional armor class when blocking with a shield, increases the maximum dexterity bonus allowed by tower shields by 1, and the ability to enter a defensive stance or to create a Magic Circle Against Evil effect.
      • Defender of Siberys I: Defensive Stance
      • Benefit: You may expend a Paladin armor boost to become a bastion of defense, gaining a +2 Sacred bonus to Strength and Constitution, a +1 Sacred bonus on all saves, a +2 Dodge bonus to Armor Class, and produce 50% more hate with your melee attacks. While in this stance, you move at one quarter speed.
      • Defender of Siberys I: Magic Circle
      • Benefit: You may expend a turn attempt to produce a Magic Circle Against Evil effect.
    • Paladin Defender of Siberys II
      • Prerequisites: Level 12 Paladin, Defender of Siberys I, Paladin Bulwark of Good II, Paladin Resistance of Good II, and any of: Paladin Rally I, Paladin Divine Righteousness I, Paladin Toughness II
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Protecting the weak from the depredations of the strong, you become a paragon of defense. This prestige enhancement grants you an additional Lay on Hands use per rest, 25% increased hate generation, increases the maximum dexterity bonus allowed by tower shields and heavy armor by 1, and the ability to enter an improved defensive stance or to produce a Mass Shield of Faith effect.
      • Defender of Siberys II: Improved Defensive Stance
      • Benefit: You may expend a Paladin armor boost to become a bastion of defense, gaining a +3 Sacred bonus to Strength and Constitution, a +2 Sacred bonus on all saves, a +3 Dodge bonus to Armor Class, and produce 100% more hate with your melee attacks. While in this stance, you move at one third speed.
      • Defender of Siberys II: Mass Shield of Faith
      • Benefit: You may expend a turn attempt to produce a Mass Shield of Faith effect.
    • Paladin Defender of Siberys III
      • Prerequisites: : Level 18 Paladin, Defender of Siberys II, Paladin Bulwark of Good III, Paladin Resistance of Good III, and any Paladin Faith II enhancement.
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Protecting the weak from the depredations of the strong, you become a paragon of defense. This prestige enhancement increases the strength of all of your defensive auras, increases the maximum dexterity bonus allowed by tower shields and medium or heavy armor by 1, and grants the ability to enter a superior defensive stance or to defy your enemies in a glorious stand against evil.
      • Defender of Siberys III: Superior Defensive Stance
      • Benefits: You may expend a Paladin armor boost to become a bastion of defense, gaining a +4 Sacred bonus to Strength and Constitution, a +3 Sacred bonus on all saves, a +4 Dodge bonus to Armor Class, and produce 200% more hate with your melee attacks. While in this stance, you move at half speed.
      • Defender of Siberys III: Glorious Stand
      • Benefits: You may expend a turn attempt to make a glorious stand against your enemies. For a short duration of time, you gain DR 20/epic, take reduced damage from elemental and negative energy, receive double healing from positive energy, and are immune to secondary effects of attacks such as 'wounding' or 'vorpal'. Each time you take damage, you gain the effects of a Cure Light Wounds spell.
    • Paladin Hunter of the Dead I
      • Prerequisites: Level 6 Paladin, Paladin Extra Turning I, Paladin Improved Turning I, and any one of Paladin Divine Light I or Paladin Extra Lay on Hands I
      • Cost: 4 Action Points
      • Benefit: Devoted to the destruction of the undead, you gain 2 additional turning and remove disease attempts per rest, +1 to your level when turning, a +2 bonus on saving throws against spells and effects produced by undead, and all of your attacks are considered Ghost Touch, ignoring the chance to miss incorporeal creatures. Positive energy effects heal you for more and you take less damage from negative energy effects. You are able to expend a use of your Paladin Remove Disease ability to produce a Lesser Restoration effect.
    • Paladin Hunter of the Dead II
      • Prerequisites: Level 12 Paladin, Paladin Hunter of the Dead I, Paladin Extra Turning II, Paladin Improved Turning II, and any one of Paladin Divine Light II, Paladin Extra Lay on Hands II, or Paladin Redemption I
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Devoted to the destruction of the undead, you gain 2 additional turning and remove disease attempts per rest, +1 to your level when turning, a +2 bonus on saving throws against spells and effects produced by undead, and your spirit is sealed - you are now immune to energy drain from any source and effects that create spawn on death. Positive energy effects heal you for more and you take less damage from negative energy effects. You are able to expend a use of your Paladin Remove Disease ability to produce a Restoration effect.
    • Paladin Hunter of the Dead III
      • Prerequisites: Level 18 Paladin, Paladin Hunter of the Dead II, Paladin Extra Turning III, Paladin Improved Turning III, any Paladin Faith II enhancement
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Devoted to the destruction of the undead, you gain 2 additional turning and remove disease attempts per rest, +1 to your level when turning, a +2 bonus on saving throws against spells and effects produced by undead, and all attacks you make (melee, ranged, or unarmed) have a chance of destroying undead instantly on what would be a Vorpal strike. (Natural 20 followed by confirmation, Will DC: 30 partial, deals Light damage to targets immune to instant destruction effects or save.) Positive energy effects heal you for more and you take less damage from negative energy effects. You are able to expend a use of your Paladin Remove Disease ability to produce a Greater Restoration effect.
    • Paladin Knight of the Chalice I
      • Prerequisites: Paladin 6, Paladin Courage of Good I, Paladin Energy of the Templar I, Paladin Extra Smite Evil II, and any one of: Paladin Divine Sacrifice I, Paladin Divine Might I, or Paladin Exalted Smite I.
      • Cost: 4 Action Points
      • Benefit: You are devoted to fighting demons and other evil outsiders, driving them from Eberron forever. Your maximum number of Smites is increased by one, your anti-fear aura is improved, and you have +1 to attack Evil Outsiders and deal 1d6 additional damage with melee and unarmed attacks against them. You resist evil influences particularly well, gaining a +2 bonus to saves against spells and effects produced by Evil Outsiders.
    • Paladin Knight of the Chalice II
      • Prerequisites: Paladin 12, Paladin Knight of the Chalice I, Paladin Courage of Good II, Paladin Energy of the Templar II
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: You are devoted to fighting demons and other evil outsiders, driving them from Eberron forever. Your maximum number of Smites is increased by one, your anti-fear aura is improved, and you have +2 to attack Evil Outsiders and deal 2d6 additional damage with melee and unarmed attacks against them. You resist evil influences particularly well, gaining a +3 bonus to saves against spells and effects produced by Evil Outsiders.
      • Knight of the Chalice Censure Demons
      • Benefit: You may expend a turn undead attempt to stun a targeted demon or other Chaotic Evil outsider. A successful Will save DC: 10 + Paladin Level + Charisma Modifier negates this effect. The target gains repeated saves to break free of this effect.
    • Paladin Knight of the Chalice III
      • Prerequisites: Paladin 18, Paladin Knight of the Chalice II, any Paladin Faith II enhancement
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: You are devoted to fighting demons and other evil outsiders, driving them from Eberron forever. Your maximum number of Smites is increased by one, your anti-fear aura is improved, and you have +4 to attack Evil Outsiders and deal 4d6 additional damage with melee and unarmed attacks against them. You resist evil influences particularly well, gaining a +4 bonus to saves against spells and effects produced by Evil Outsiders.
  • Ranger
    • Ranger Tempest II
      • Prerequisites: Ranger level 12, Tempest I, Ranger Dexterity II, Greater Two Weapon Fighting
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Your training has turned you into a whirling tempest of steel, granting a 10% competence bonus to dual wield attack speed, a +3 shield bonus to armor class when two weapon fighting, and your penalty to hit has been reduced by 1.
    • Ranger Tempest III
      • Prerequisites: Ranger level 18, Tempest II, and any one of: Two Weapon Blocking, Two Weapon Defense, Oversized Two Weapon Fighting, or Lightning Reflexes.
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Your skill with two weapons is unequaled - your training has turned you into a whirling tempest of steel, granting a 10% competence bonus to dual wield attack speed, a +4 shield bonus to armor class when two weapon fighting, your penalty to hit has been reduced by 2, and you have additional attacks when two weapon fighting.
  • Rogue
    • Rogue Assassin III
      • Prerequisites: Rogue level 18, Assassin II, Sneak Attack Accuracy IV, Sneak Attack Training IV
      • Cost: 2 Action Points
      • Benefit: Your lethality is unmatched in battle. Grants an additional +2 bonus to damage on critical hits (before multipliers), +2 bonus to Bluff, Hide, and Move Silently skills and Fortitude saves against poison. Also, any sneak attack that also counts as a vorpal strike (natural 20 followed by critical confirmation) that you make will kill most living targets.

General Enhancement Changes


  • The Enhancement UI has been updated.
    • Available enhancements now display in the left-hand side of the Enhancements panel.
    • You can now drag and drop enhancements into the right-hand side of the panel to select them, or double click on the enhancement to select it. To undo your choice, you can use the undo button, double click the enhancement in the right-hand side of the panel, or drag the enhancement off the right side.
  • Non-trainable sub-enhancements will now be displayed in the Enhancements UI before being trained. Example: The Lesser Wind Stance and Storm Strike I will display below Disciple of Breezes.
  • Class specialties now indicate that you can only take a single specialty from a particular class. T-he time between additional saves on monk dark path finishers has been increased.
  • The Feat 'Slicing Blow' now deals 1 point of Constitution damage in addition to the rest of its effects.
  • The duration of Halfling Heroic Companion has been increased from 20 seconds to one minute.
  • Barbarian Critical Rage I and II can no longer be trained. Characters that currently possess these enhancements will retain them until they reset their enhancements, and these enhancements count as their "Barbarian Specialty".
  • Barbarian Intimidating Rage has had its prerequisites changed to "either0
  • Barbarian Intimidate 4 or Barbarian Frenzied Berserker 2".
  • Cleric and Paladin Improved Turning have had their costs reduced to 1/2/3 action points from 2/4/6
  • Rogue Way of the Assassin, Way of the Mechanic, and Way of the Thief-Acrobat have been renamed "Rogue: Assassin", "Rogue: Mechanic", and "Rogue: Thief-Acrobat" to remain consistent with the Prestige Enhancements from other classes. Rogue Assassin I and II have had the fortitude save bonus vs. Poison increased to +2 per rank.
  • Rogue Mechanic II has gained the following active ability:
    • Rogue: Smite Construct
      • Benefit: Your mechanical knowledge grants you the ability to deal devastating blows in melee to constructs and living constructs. You gain twice your Intelligence bonus to your attack roll and a damage bonus based on your rogue level. Smites return at a rate of one every 90 seconds.
  • The effect of Ranger (and Elf) Arcane Archer : Imbue Force Arrows has changed to:
    • Benefit: Imbues all missiles that you fire with arcane force, granting them the Force ability (+1d6 Force damage) and negating the incorporeal miss chance of ethereal creatures. This ability costs 10 spell points to activate, and triggers a lengthy cooldown of the Magic Missile spell. Only one Arcane Archer Imbue ability may be active at any time.
  • The effect of Ranger Tempest I has been modified to:
    • Benefit: Your training has turned you into a whirling tempest of steel, granting a 10% competence bonus to dual wield attack speed and a +2 shield bonus to armor class when two weapon fighting.
  • Corrected an error in the description of Paladin Redemption III.
  • The duration of Halfling Heroic Companion has been increased from 20 seconds to one minute.
  • Stalwart Defender's Defensive Stance ability now plays the correct FX.
  • Defender of Siberys' Glorious Stand no longer claims to do healing that it doesn't do.

Adventure Areas

General Adventure Area Changes

  • Players will receive some experience for killing a rare monster they had previously killed.

Tangleroot Gorge

  • The rare spawn 'Clamor' now grants a chest after his defeat.

Ataraxia's Haven

  • Business has been booming thanks to adventurers, and a new Tavern area has opened, accessible from inside Ataraxia's Haven. It includes bind point NPCs, vendors, a branch of the Kundarak bank, and even a mailbox!
  • Ataraxia's Haven landscape has been adjusted to give the correct XP for its difficulty, i.e. higher XP

Restless Isles

  • The Restless Isles have been outfitted with slayer, explorer, and rare encounter quests.

Searing Heights

  • The CR for this area has been increased to CR 6.
  • Corrected some sound issues

Korthos Island

  • Amalgam faces a more appropriate direction.
  • Recalling will always take you back to Korthos Village.

Three Barrel Cove

  • A new NPC, Back-Nose Quint, is available to give directions to Three Barrel Cove.
    The Legend of Two-toed Tobias
  • More shrines have been added.
    The Stones Run Red
  • The challenge rating and treasure of the quest has been adjusted to CR 5 to make it appropriate in CR to the landscape it is attached to.

Vale of Twilight

  • Updated sounds in all associated quests and the landscape.

The Subterrane

  • Word has it that Garamol is guarding a more robust treasure inside his vault.
  • Garamol will no longer leave players hanging when killed.
  • Vision of Destruction
    • To address several unusual bugs with the raid, the boss's teleport behavior was adjusted.

Reaver's Refuge

  • Eerie Forest
    • Fixed an issue with a certain wall of death that would cause it to kill monsters instead of just disappearing when it should have.

Quests

General Quest Changes

  • Two new quest-end XP bonuses have been added:
    • Persistence bonus: Awarded for completing an adventure without re-entering the dungeon.
    • Flawless Victory: Awarded for completing an adventure without any party members dying.
  • The penalty and benefits of being a different level than the quest you are attempting has been normalized. It is now not as penalizing to be over the level of the quest, and not as lucrative to be under the level of the quest:
    • There is no longer an experience bonus for completing quests while under their level.
    • The penalty for being higher level than a quest has been reduced.
  • If you attempt to leave a dungeon before completing a quest, a confirmation dialog appears to remind you that are about to leave the dungeon, to help ensure you don’t exit by accident.
  • All exploding barrels in the game now do a more appropriate amount of damage for the quests that they are in. Their damage and the reflex save required to half the damage also scale with the dungeon difficulty setting (up for hard and elite, down for solo).
  • Bounty Boards are no longer available in Stormreach. Players should throw away any related items and abandon related quests.
  • VIP players will be given the option to enter Hard difficulty dungeons without first completing the Normal difficulty mode.
  • Lava around Eberron has cooled and will inflict the damage it once did. Fernia, Shavarath, or other extra planar lava will still be more deadly.
  • Solo and Normal mode rest shrines that have been used are reset after 5 or 15 minutes respectively. A timer will display in the alert message showing the player how long they must wait to reuse the shrine.
  • Upon exiting the dungeon, players will be restored to full health.

Korthos Isle

  • Shipwrecked Shore
    • Jeets the rogue will now allow you to swap your starter weapon even after giving you the quest to help Cellimas. He will also allow you to swap the weapon he gave you with another, including the one he already handed you.
    • If you've already completed the tutorial on a character, it is now possible to skip the tutorial at any time during the tutorial by speaking to an NPC.
    • Talbron has read up on his grammar lessons while waiting for your arrival.
  • The Grotto
    • Bards will now be given short bows and chainshirts instead of Robes in the conclusion of the tutorial.
    • Jeets, Cellimas, Talbron, and Lars have been freed from their silence spell, and can now speak aloud!
  • Korthos Village
    • Rinar d'Thuranni speaks to you less before directing you to Stormreach
    • Randall's conversations are more direct.
    • After completing Misery's Peak the folks around town will treat you with the respect you deserve.
    • When it's sunny in Korthos Village, it's now ALWAYS sunny. No more nighttime in sunny Korthos.
    • There is more direction given to drive players toward Misery's Peak after completing Redemption.
    • Snowy Korthos: Now less drab!
  • Heyton's Rest
    • Crests are now easier to find in the rubble of the altars.
  • The Collaborator
    • An optional has been added to defeat Kiv Nerl.
  • Sacrifices
    • Arcane Skeleton nows gives optional XP.
  • Misery's Peak
    • The mindflayer now gets frozen BEFORE he dies.
    • Corrected an issue where players could finish the quest and not be able to progress to Stormreach Harbor.
    • Jeets, Cellimas, Talbron, and Lars have been freed from their silence spell, and can now speak aloud here too!
    • The entrance to Misery's Peak is now marked like all other quest entrances, with swirls!

Catacombs

  • The Catacombs CR range has been changed from "CR 2 to 4" to "CR 3 to 4".
  • Unusually large Iron Defenders have been scaled down to an appropriate size.
  • Dryden's Chamber is now correctly marked on the map as a quest objective when players are on the right quest step.

Waterworks

  • The CR range of the Waterworks has been modified from "CR 2 to 3" to "CR 3 to 4"
  • Players will no longer need to acquire a Seal from the Harbormaster to enter the Marketplace. Harbormaster Zin is still interested in rewarding the efforts of upstanding citizens who lend a hand with the Harbor's kobold infestation.
  • The Kobold's Den: Rescuing Arlos
    • The quest is now recommended for two or more players.
    • You must not leave until you have freed Arlos! He's been trapped in the Kobold's prison for so long that he is stir crazy and confused, and needs help finding his way out of the waterworks.
    • You no longer need to gather your party together safely.

Three Barrel Cove

  • Ghost of a Chance
    • Farrier Worley screams only once each time he is zapped, rather than once per member of the party.
    • Farrier Worley grants an additional chest after he is saved.
  • Rackam's Trial
    • Fire traps have become more challenging to bypass.
    • Meeble will now speak with you again if you do not make a choice the first time his dialog is opened.
  • The Legend of Two-toed Tobias
    • More shrines have been added.
  • The Stones Run Red The challenge rating and treasure of the quest has been adjusted to CR 5 to make it appropriate in CR to the landscape it is attached to.

Delera's Graveyard

  • And The Dead Shall Rise
    • Explorers report that more types of named treasures have been discovered.
    • A wider variety of monsters are found on the way to the top, with fewer undead and fewer monsters over all

Necropolis

  • Reports are coming in of new and interesting items that can be collected from the Necropolis series of quests.
  • Gavonn Monthip no longer refers to Sir Rohine as "the Sir Rohine".
  • Shadows and umbral creatures in some Necropolis quests of the Shadow Lord series now use their strength damage effects less often.
  • The names of the non-boss spectre and wraith casters have been altered to include the word "mage" to make them easier to identify as casters.
  • Tomb of the Shadow Knight
    • Difficulty has been reduced to make this quest more friendly for pick up groups and hireling supported groups.
  • Tomb of the Shadow Lord
    • Difficulty has been reduced to make this quest more friendly for pick up groups and hireling supported groups.
  • Tomb of the Unhallowed
    • Difficulty has been reduced to make this quest more friendly for pick up groups and hireling supported groups.
  • Tomb of the Tormentor
    • Now supports solo mode.
  • Ghosts of Perdition
    • Icy Rainments are no longer said to be found here, though legend speaks of discoveries of them in the Subterrane.
  • Accursed Ascension
    • The CR of the Black Abbot raid has been increased to 17!
    • Significant changes have been made to the Black Abbot raid to make it more friendly to pick up group raids.
    • Fixed a problem with the Black Abbot Asteroids chamber that often required more asteroids to be destroyed than expected, especially with many people in the room.
    • Boulders thrown in the Asteroids portion of the black abbot raid no longer decrement by 2's.
    • The Accursed Ascension raid has had much of its treasure improved. Existing items are unaffected by this change, except for:
      • Retroactive Changes: Both the Lesser Maximize and Lesser Heighten spell effect buffs increased to 20 seconds in duration.

The Ruins of Thernal

  • The number of rust monsters in Thernal have been reduced
  • Sal is no longer floating above the ground.
  • Excavators report that more types of named treasures have been discovered in parts of the Thernal ruins!
  • Library of Thernal
    • Two clay golems have gotten more dangerous ... like they were back in the old days.
  • Hold for Reinforcements
    • Coyle can now be knocked out. Repeatedly. The other House Deneith explorers don't seem to mind.
  • Western Excavation
    • There are fewer slimes and more other monsters now.
  • Southern Ruins
    • A pair of gargoyles have learned how to get down from ledges, and will now attack players as they see fit.

Ataraxia's Haven

  • Sykros' Jewel
    • Now gives greater XP rewards
  • Reclamation
    • Now gives greater XP rewards
    • Most of the rust monsters have been removed

Vault of Night

  • Prisoner of the Mind
    • Players with a full inventory can now pick up Ingstoldt's key.
    • Hirelings falling off a ledge will no longer fail the quest.
  • Jungle of Khyber
    • The end boss Marut now regenerates more slowly, about one third as fast as he used to.

Demon Sands

  • Zawabi's Revenge
    • Players now only need to turn in key items once to get into "Against the Demon Queen". Afterwards, this area is replayable without needing to get those items again.
    • Rest shrines now spawn after the Queen dies, and remaining gnolls and efreeti die.
    • Two sets of armor have been changed (chain and scale). The change will only affect new drops of the armor.
  • Vulkoor Spiral
    • The marathon to the top of the spire is now significantly shorter.
  • Desert Caravan
    • Iosynne d'Phiarlan will now bestow the Desert Caravan quest from within the Menechtarun desert.
    • The quest has been shortened to 10 minutes.
  • Tomb of the Wizard King
    • Gate keeper mummies in the chamber of Raiyum are now more numerous and more aggressive about keeping various tomb doors shut until they are dispatched.

The Ruins of Gianthold

  • The following quests have had their XP normalized to be more on par with quests of that level:
    • Madstone
    • Crucible
    • Gianthold Tor

The Vale of Twilight

  • Let Sleeping Dust Lie
    • Adjusted the death animation on the spiders.
    • Interior decorators have given the spiders more elbow room in doors and passages since they have so many elbows.
  • Running with the Devils
    • Ghaedhi bosses will no longer teleport into walls.
  • The Shroud
    • Recalling from 'The Shroud' will now place you in Meridia.

Reaver's Refuge

  • The Atoll will now have music.
  • Monastery of the Scorpion
    • Sannyasi, in the Drow Monastery, should no longer cause puzzles to become unsolvable.
  • Stealer of Souls
    • You may now use any three different dragon gems to enter the final quest, rather than all six types.
  • Prey on the Hunter
    • The Dragon in Dragon Sanctuary will always be friendly and talkative when rescued.
    • Several fixes in the Dragon Sanctuary have been made to improve players' experience.
    • Interior decorators have shaved some of the ice on a staircase

Other Quests

  • Halls of Shan-to-Kor
    • Several control boxs have been added or moved in the Halls of Shan-to-Kor dungeon to make certain traps easier or possible for rogues. An optional way of disabling the "halls of fire" traps has been added.
    • The guardian has spiffed up his chamber, getting rid of some of the water that flooded it.
    • Due to countless batterings over the years, the Guardian of Shan-to-Kor has been worn down. Various stats of his have been reduced or modified. He now has lower attack bonus, AC, strength, damage output, critical hit rate, DR, and energy resistance, but has a lot more hit points so he can still do his duty.
    • The guardian now looks a lot less fire-gianty and a lot more fierce-guardiany. Fear his wrathful, merciless, but spiffy presence!
  • Tempest Spine Talf Halfspear no longer controls the power tile at the final encounter. You're just going to have to activate it yourself.
  • Burning City
    • Firebrand Eremites will no longer accidentally spawn inside walls.
  • Irestone Inlet
    • When leaving the quest, the item "Dink's Diary" is no longer left in a player's inventory.
    • The torch on Yaaryar's schooner is easier to find.
  • Fallowcrest Library
    • The quest flow of Fallowcrest Library has been changed slightly, and you are not "sealed" in the dungeon. The quest no longer fails if someone leaves the group.
  • Dreams of Insanity
    • Explorers report that more types of named treasures have been discovered.
    • Runes are easier to figure out. All you need is a bit of Intelligence. They no longer rely on Wisdom or Charisma.
  • Maraud the Mines
    • Now requires less gems and ore in order to complete the quest
    • Gems and ore can now be more easily picked up
    • Now gives greater XP rewards
  • Shrouded Vale Now 3 of the mummies can perish without the quest failing instead of just one.
  • An Explosive Situation The exploding barrels now do 3d6 to 4d6 damage instead of 1d6.
  • Find The Lost Tome
    • Applied moisturizer to a dry spot in the water.

Other Changes

  • The game launcher has been updated.
    • You can now choose to login to your most recently played server, rather than selecting your server from the list.
    • The launcher now has a login queue feature, to help queue players if the world you're attempting to enter is currently full.
  • The credits screen has been updated.
  • All pre-generated character paths have been extended to level 20.
  • Fixed advancement issues with the Warforged Virtuoso of the Sword character path and the Drow Thief Acrobat character path.
  • The automatic log off based on player inactivity is no longer an idle threat - you will now actually be logged off for inactivity per the informational prompt.
  • Voice Chat is now set to 'On' by default.
  • Trap Control Boxes will now show a static image of gears in the focus orb when selected rather than nothing at all.
  • A number of NPCs have been sent to school by the Coin Lords to correct their grammar
  • Players who purchased the collector's edition of D&D will receive their bonus water breathing brooch the next time they log in.
  • The default mouse mapping is now:
    • Single Attack - Button 0
    • Action Interact Steer - Button 1
  • The following key mappings have been configured as new defaults:
    • Q for next interactable
    • Ctrl-Q & Ctrl-Backspace for selecting previous interactable
    • E for Interact/activate
    • F for push to talk
  • Lava, acid, and other environmental damage over time effects should no longer occasionally permanently stick on players.
  • Attack sounds were added to attacks made when sneaking.
  • You can now enter the marketplace without needing to bribe or "Free" anyone.
  • A memorial to the tragedy of the marketplace tent destruction has been added.
  • The public area 'Black Loch' has been closed due to a dangerous Pirate uprising. Yarr.
  • The intro movie will now play only once per user per computer. It can be replayed from the character selection screen.
  • The 'B' key is now bound to the 'Loot All' button by default.
  • Falling hurts! When you fall off something you will receive feedback.
  • Maxwell Statler's dialogue error at the end of Stand Your Ground has been fixed.
  • Detaching items from mail no longer makes items disappear if the item fails to transfer to the player's inventory. For example, if the item is exclusive and the player already has one in their inventory.
    • Fixed a client crashing issue related to the browser being opened and closed.
    • Fixed a client crash related to floaty damage numbers and teleporting.
    • Fixed a client crash when an error dialog was present.
    • Stuck spots have been fixed all across Xen'drik, including the following locations:
    • Public spaces
      • House Kundarak ward
    • Adventure Areas
      • The Subterrane
      • Gianthold Ruins
      • Menechtarun Desert
      • Tangleroot Gorge
      • Ataraxia's Haven
      • Searing Heights
      • Aussircaex's Valley
      • Mount Reysalon
      • Three Barrel Cove
    • Quests
      • Fleshmaker's Laboratory
      • Vault of Night: Tharashk Arena
      • Ghost of a Chance
      • Misery's Peak
      • Firebrand Mines
      • Caverns of Korrmar
      • Vulkoor Spiral
      • Waterworks: Clan Gnastooth Prison
      • Prey on the Hunter
      • Redemption
      • The Ruins of Thernal: Southern Ruins
      • Gwyland's Stand

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Release Notes DDO Unlimited Patch 1 Official

From DDO Compendium
Official Game EntryContents
1 DDO Release Notes: Launch Patch 1
1.1 Of Special Note:
1.2 Shopping
1.2.1 DDO Store
1.2.2 In-game Vendors
1.3 Hirelings
1.3.1 General Hireling Changes
1.4 UI Improvements
1.5 Combat
1.6 Items
1.7 Skills Feats & Abilities
1.7.1 General Ability Changes
1.8 Spells
1.8.1 General Spell Changes
1.9 Quests & Adventure Areas
1.9.1 General Adventure Area Changes
1.9.2 General Quest Changes
1.10 Other Changes
1.11 Known Issues

DDO Release Notes: Launch Patch 1
Welcome to the Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online! These release notes were posted Thursday, September 17th 2009.

Of Special Note:

  • Updated text for choosing characters when you have too many. We now alert players that Warforged and Monk characters will be unplayable unless they have already purchased them at the DDO store.
  • The chat system's language filter is currently defaulted to "on". This feature can be disabled in your options panel under "game play".
  • Significant changes have been made in the Harbor to better assist new players:
    • The following quest NPCs have been relocated to the Leaky Dingy:
      • Gambler's Den
      • Osgood's Basement
    • The following quest NPCs have been relocated near their quest entrances:
      • Butcher's Path
      • Dirk's Got a Secret
      • Guard Jung
    • The following quest entrances have moved closer to the Leaky Dingy:
      • Gambler's Den
      • Osgood's Basement
    • Harbormaster Zin has been seen down supervising the waterworks and has locked his home while he's away.
    • Guard Agler is taking a well deserved break from his post. All inquiries regarding kobold infestations, missing wards, and trouble in the waterworks should be directed to Harbormaster Zin,
    • Hints about how to deal with slimes have been added to Osgood's basement as this is likely the place a player will encounter their first slime.
    • The Gambler's Den now has a few more monsters residing in it.
    • The rear-end exit out of Osgood's Basement now comes out near the Harbor trainers.

Shopping

DDO Store

  • The Store should now refresh as soon as you change your proxy settings.

In-game Vendors

  • Ingrid Bauerson now has the correct "Bartender" title
  • Salar and Alamere at the Featherfall Apothecary now display a shop range of levels "1-9".

Hirelings

General Hireling Changes

  • Hireling contracts that have been used and are expiring will now have a clock overlay on them in the inventory.
  • Warforged Hirelings no longer bleed to death.

UI Improvements

  • Items that have recently been placed in your inventory will have a slight glow on the icon border. Selecting the item or closing your inventory (after it has been open for at least 3 seconds) will get rid of this effect.
  • Mouselook mode's mouse warping has been removed from the game.
  • There will no longer be any message when mouselook is turned on/off.
  • When a player is dead, their class icon is replaced with a skull icon.
  • When a player is dead, their spell point/ki bar is greyed out.
  • When you are dead, your spell point/ki bar is grey.
  • If there is only one quest available in the quest panel UI, the UI itself will reflect this by not making it seem that you can change the quest.
  • Previously visited areas of a map will have a lighter overlay.
  • Items will not stay selected after you choose them from the quest reward window.

Combat

  • Based on player feedback and several game balance issues, several changes have been made to combat swing progressions. Characters will gain additional attack swings earlier than before, and attack animation speeds have been adjusted.
    • At Base Attack Bonus +0, a character will have two swings in their attack sequence.
    • At Base Attack Bonus +1 or +2, a character will have three swings in their attack sequence. As before, your third attack in the sequence will have a +5 bonus to hit.
    • At Base Attack Bonus +3 or higher, a character will have four swings. As before, your third attack in the sequence will have a +5 bonus to hit, and your fourth attack will have +10 to hit. The fifth attack animations have been removed from the game at this time.
    • Each point of Base Attack Bonus increases attack speed – for example, a BAB +15 character will attack faster than a BAB +10 character, despite having the same number of attacks in their attack sequence.
    • All melee weapon styles (including one and two handed weapons) now have an identical number of (main hand) swings over time, except for the monk unarmed combat style (which has more attacks per minute than other attack styles). This is a significant boost to two handed weapons.
    • Mobile attacks are no longer sometimes faster than standing attacks.
    • Characters no longer sometimes suffer a reduction in attacks over time when they increase in base attack bonus.
    • Glancing Blow and Off-hand attack hooks have been shifted around to compensate for these changes. Staves are now treated identically to other two handed weapons for glancing blow hooks.
    • Ranged weapons have not had their animation speeds modified at this time, but ranged characters will gain the benefits of the +5 and +10 to hit on every third and fourth attacks while standing still earlier than before.

Items

  • All storage bags (gem, collectible, and ingredients) that are bought from the DDO Store and all quivers that are bought from the DDO Store are now bound to character rather than bound to account. They cannot be put in a shared bank.
    • This change will only affect new bags. All previously purchased bags will remain bound to account.
  • Guest pass alert errors will now be more specific about why they errored when you attempt to use one on someone who is too low level.
  • Fixed the "exclusive" flag on several items.
  • Amara's Belt now has the Exorcist of the Silver Flame set bonus.

Skills Feats & Abilities

General Ability Changes

  • Music no longer soothes the savage bosses. Virtuoso Enthrallment and Bardic Fascinate no longer function on bosses.

Spells

General Spell Changes

  • Casting a spell while out of range will now give an alert.

Quests & Adventure Areas

General Adventure Area Changes

  • Cerulean Hills
    • Kargoth the rare now appears with the appropriate frequency.
  • Three Barrel Cove
    • The explorer quest now properly refers to the Buccaneer's Walkway rather than to the Salty Wench.
    • Pirate workers now correctly identify themselves as Hobgoblins.
    • Fixed a stuck-spot.

General Quest Changes

  • Corrected an error where large parties were taking extra damage unintentionally from the scaling system.
  • Scaling has been fine-tuned.
  • The quest complete chalice/map note (that displays when you go to finish a quest and claim its reward) has been updated for better clarity.
  • Restore on quest completion has changed. Previously you would get the restore when you teleported anywhere after completing a quest (including to another place inside the quest). You will now only be restored when you exit the quest. Gianthold players rejoice!
  • The Grotto
    • A new hint appears after picking up the Iron Key in the Grotto to teach players how to surface while swimming.
  • Heyton's Rest
    • The moaning sounds now stop when the final altars are destroyed.
  • Haverdasher's Basement
    • Several significant changes have been made to the quest:
      • Haverdasher has been stung in the leg and can't dash much of anywhere anymore. He needs brave adventurers to take care of the infestation for him!
      • Speak with Haverdasher at the beginning of the quest. Once you have exterminated the problem(s) in the basement, return to Haverdasher to collect your reward.
      • The infestation in the basement is bigger now.
      • Haverdasher no longer gets made fun of by all of the other dwarves nor gets turned down from their dwarven games; he is now a dwarf like all other House Kundarak warders.
      • XP has been adjusted for this quest.
  • Waterworks
    • Changed the reward for the Harbor Master's Seal quest to be more standard.
  • Storehouse's Secret
    • The DM voice "The door's lock is beyond hope of picking. Hopefully the key is still somewhere in the storehouse." no longer plays after players obtain the key.
  • Irestone Inlet
    • Players who turn Yaaryar's ship into a bomb, now really turn that ship into a bomb... really...
  • Wrath of the Flame
    • Fixed a stuck-spot
  • The Twilight Forge
    • The Warforged Titan raid is once again available.
  • Bastion of Power
    • One of the chests in the Bastion's War Room now unlocks only if the Devil Commander is defeated in a certain way.
  • Hall of the Third Legion
    • Barnizdu, the Pit Fiend, is now properly channeling his spell and can't be engaged during the first few seconds of the encounter.
  • Genesis Point
    • Fixed an AI issue with Security Chief Tothi.
    • Fixed a stuck-spot.
  • Tower of Despair
    • Fixed a teleporting error with the Judge & Jailor.
    • Fixed an issue causing Judge and Jailor to spam their knock back attacks more often than they should.
      • Spawn mechanics on Boss escort popcorn in several encounters was re-tuned.
      • The lava in the tower of despair got a little hotter.

Other Changes

  • Trainers' dialog options should no longer be quite so verbose.
  • Fixed an error in the favor rewards where Turbine Points were being granted twice on one tier and not at all on another.
  • In the snowy version of Korthos Island, Randall is now a few steps further down the initial path so that he's less likely to be missed by newer players.
  • You should no longer need to purchase a second guild charter if your guild creation fails due to a name conflict.
  • The "looking for group" icon that appears above players' heads has been replaced with an alert icon (similar to encumbrance) on that player's client. Other players will still see the overhead icon.
  • Valeria Sinderwind no longer refers to Mari Mosshand as a dwarf.
  • Fixed a client crash on exiting the game.
  • Fixed stuck spots in the following areas
    • The Marketplace

Known Issues

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Release Notes DDO Unlimited Patch 2 Official

From DDO Compendium
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1 DDO Release Notes: Launch Patch 2
1.1 Of Special Note:
1.2 UI Improvements
1.3 Combat
1.4 Quests & Adventure Areas
1.5 Items
1.6 Known Issues

DDO Release Notes: Launch Patch 2
Welcome to the Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online! These release notes were posted Thursday, October 1st 2009.

Of Special Note:

  • Level 20 warforged monks can now be the target of repair spells.

UI Improvements

  • Micah d'Jorasco and Siendra d'Jorasco's quest chalices now correctly indicate that they give quests inside the premium Delera's Tomb Adventure Pack.
  • The default minimum/maximum levels for creating a party using the social panel have been changed. The first time the create-a-party panel is opened up (per session), the default level range will be -2 levels for the min level, and +2 levels for the max (capping at 1 and 20, respectively).
  • Mouselook Mode
    • When you temporarily suspend mouselook by holding down a steer button, your cursor will warp to the center of the screen. This will allow you to click interact/steer buttons and select things beneath the reticle. The mouse will NOT be warped upon exiting mouselook or using dialogs (yay!).
    • You can now enable/disable the “cursor activation in mouselook” feature in the UI options of the menu panel. We recommend users who enjoy mouselook mode playing with the Classic keymapping option set the cursor activation feature to disabled.
  • To better assist new players with understanding leveling and ranks, all players should now see their level and rank displayed in the standard "Level X (Rank Y) - current XP / next level XP".
  • Quest complete chalices will now have the check mark symbol on them appear in green to make them more noticeable. These chalices will once again appear properly for players who are still downloading parts of the game with TDM.

Combat

  • Modifications have been made to combat attack sequences. Attacks should be significantly faster than before with a much smaller increase in attack speed as your BAB increases.
    • All BAB-based speed increases have been moved to +1, +5, +10, +15, and +20 BAB.
    • Greater Two Weapon Fighting now grants only an extra off-hand attack on the first attack animation instead of the first and fourth. This affects both unarmed monks and two weapon fighting characters.
    • Since the base attack speed of players was significantly increased, Haste and Reconstruction effects were lowered to compensate. Haste and Reconstruction have been changed to grant a 15% increase to attack speed instead of 25%. However, Hasted attack speed should be equivalent to pre-Patch 1 Haste attack speed at high levels. No other attack speed modification abilities have been changed.
  • Combat logs should no longer be affected by the profanity filter.

Quests & Adventure Areas

  • Low level monks may find dungeon scaling a little more forgiving.

Items

  • The following wands now have higher caster levels (and thus have had their damage increased):
    • Eternal Wand of Finger of Fire
    • Eternal Wand of Spark of Light
    • Eternal Wand of Acid

Known Issues

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Release Notes Update 1 Official

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Official Game EntryContents
1 Release Notes: Update 1
1.1 News & Notes
1.1.1 Of Special Note:
1.1.1.1 New Adventure Packs
1.1.1.1.1 The Path of Inspiration
1.1.1.2 New Store Items & Features
1.1.1.2.1 Hair Reversal Tonics
1.1.1.2.2 32 Point Character Creation
1.1.1.3 Epic Dungeons
1.1.1.4 Veteran Status
1.1.2 Quest & Adventure Area Changes
1.1.2.1 The Grotto
1.1.2.2 Stopping the Sahuagin
1.1.2.3 Cannith Aqueduct
1.1.2.4 Misery's Peak
1.1.2.5 Cerulean Hills
1.1.2.6 Where There's Smoke...
1.1.2.7 Waterworks
1.1.2.8 Kobold's New Ring Leader
1.1.2.9 Irestone Inlet
1.1.2.10 Shan-To-Kor
1.1.2.10.1 The Sacred Helm
1.1.2.10.2 Caverns of Shaagh
1.1.2.11 Bookbinder Rescue
1.1.2.12 The Stormreaver Fresco
1.1.2.13 Repossession
1.1.2.14 Tangleroot Gorge
1.1.2.15 Three Barrel Cove
1.1.2.16 Gateway to Khyber
1.1.2.17 The Ruins of Gianthold
1.1.2.18 Tomb of the Forbidden
1.1.2.19 Tomb of the Crimson Heart
1.1.2.20 Necropolis Series Part 2
1.1.2.21 Drow Monestary
1.1.2.22 Hall of the Third Legion
1.1.2.23 Devil's Spine
1.1.2.24 General Quest Changes
1.1.3 Hireling Changes
1.1.4 Skills, Feats, and Abilities
1.1.4.1 Monks
1.1.5 Spells
1.1.6 Creatures
1.1.7 Crafting
1.1.8 Items
1.1.9 Other Changes
1.2 Known Issues

Release Notes: Update 1 Welcome to the Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online! These release notes were posted Wednesday, October 28th, 2009.

News & Notes

The old Harbor area is open again after months of renovation. Experienced adventurers can travel there to investigate a mysterious organization called the Path of Inspiration. Stormreach’s battle-hardened veterans report that the adventures in Menechtarun can be even more Epic than before.

Of Special Note:

  • New Adventure Packs
    • The Path of Inspiration When the Inspired from the distant city of Dar Qat offered to renovate Stormreach’s old Harbor they said they were interested only in trade and friendship. But are the Inspired a dream come true or a sinister nightmare? Explore five new dungeons that will take you beneath the Harbor, to a savage island, and into your own mind as you track down the Inspired’s terrible secret.

      • Rescue a Coin Lord spy to receive vital information regarding the Path of Inspiration cult.
      • Free the son of Coin Lord Graden Wylkes and others from their imprisonment before they can be brainwashed.
      • Discover the fate of the Rogue Jeets Shimis after his time with the Path of Inspiration.
      • Enter into the mind of a Stormreach hero, battle his inner Ego and release him from his mental captivity.
      • Break into the Dar Qat trade mission to destroy the Dreaming Dark's secret weapon.
        This level 17-19 adventure pack includes 5 hand-crafted adventures! Adventurers seeking to confront the Path of Inspiration should visit the lower harbor district. Available for purchase Friday, October 30th!

  • New Store Items & Features
    • Hair Reversal Tonics
      We now offer Hair Reversal Tonics in the DDO Store! Using the tonics you may reverse your hair color to the original color your character had at character creation. These tonics can be found in the Cosmetics category of the DDO Store!
  • 32 Point Character Creation
    You may now unlock the ability to create a character who begins with 32 ability points instead of 28 by earning 1750 favor or with Turbine Points in the DDO Store! 32 Point Build Characters can be found in the Premium Items category of the DDO Store.

  • Epic Dungeons
    Ever wished you could run one of your favorite mid-game dungeons at a higher level, have it be challenging, and receive awesome loot for it? With Epic Dungeons, now you can!

    • For Update 1, the Demon Sands Adventure Pack has received the Epic treatment. Five adventures in the Menechtarun Desert (including the Queen Lailat raid) can now be played in Epic difficulty.
    • Old favorite items that originated in these dungeons can be upgraded into powerful Epic versions by collecting rare scrolls, seals, and shards.
      • Epic rewards can be further customized with Epic Augment Crystals, permanently adding new effects to your items.
      • Epic dungeons and raids award special tokens that can be traded for Augment Crystals or True Reincarnation Tokens to use once Reincarnation is available! See Misty in the Tower of the Twelve for more details! Note: Please be sure to check the Known Issues for important information about Misty.
    • All members of the party must be 20th level to enter on Epic difficulty.
    • This difficulty will only be unlocked if you have completed the dungeon/raid on Elite
  • Veteran Status
    Do you enjoy making new characters, but tire of running the low-level content over and over again? If so, you'll love Veteran Status! Players will be able to unlock the ability to create veteran characters which enter the game at level four.

    • Veteran Status Characters will enter directly to the Marketplace rather than playing through the Korthos experience.
    • Players must achieve 1000 favor to receive Veteran Status. If you already have a character who has more than 1000 favor, you must first enter the world with this character, and then return to the character creation screen. From then on, all characters you create will begin as veteran characters.
    • Veteran characters begin as level 1 characters in character generation. Once you enter the world, your character will be aboard the Heart of Wind Airship. Speaking with the crew on the airship will allow your character to select their abilities for levels 2 through 4. Once you have completed the process and chosen your starting veteran gear, you will arrive in the Marketplace at the airship spire.
    • You may choose to create a normal character by opting out of veteran status once you are on the ship. Opting out of veteran status is a per-character choice available each time you create a new character once you have veteran status.

Quest & Adventure Area Changes

  • The Grotto
    • Fixed a rare condition that was sometimes causing the quest to break during the high priestess encounter.
  • Stopping the Sahuagin
    • The control box is closer to the traps now and can more easily be detected by new players.
  • Cannith Aqueduct
    • Fixed a typo that directed you to go "east" to find the quest when it should have said "north".
  • Misery's Peak
    • Portions of Misery's Peak have been cut down and streamlined.
  • Cerulean Hills
    • Kargoth the rare in the Cerulean Hills now appears with the appropriate frequency.
    • The mapnotes for the Where There's Smoke... and The Captives dungeon entrances in the Cerulean Hills now display correctly.
  • Where There's Smoke...
    • Now with 100% more smoke.
    • There are slightly fewer orcs in the hills on hard difficulty (but still more than on normal).
  • Waterworks
    • Private Jake now gives directions to Guard Tember and the kobold's lairs, for players who have already completed the Lost Seekers, in addition to giving directions while progressing through the quset the first time.
  • Kobold's New Ring Leader
    • It's no longer possible to have x-ray vision through the walls to see some optional mini bosses.
  • Irestone Inlet
    • After you make the ship go KABOOOOOOOOM.... it now looks more burnt, like it should.
  • Shan-To-Kor
    • Wayfinder Dael and the quest journal now do a better job of explaining where to go for the Shan-To-Kor quest series.
    • The mapnote for the Steam Tunnels now correctly shows that it is part of a premium adventure pack.
  • The Sacred Helm
    • Greezix is no longer inside the Caverns of Shaagh. He bestows the Sacred Helm quest from inside the Steam Tunnels instead.
  • Caverns of Shaagh
    • A chest has been added to the area where Greezix once was.
    • Beat a rebellious door back into submission so it's no longer poking through the walls.
  • Bookbinder Rescue
    • All traps now do appropriate damage for the challenge rating of the quest.
  • The Stormreaver Fresco
    • The bank deposit boxes now have hidden things in them. You'll have to decide for yourself if it's worth sneaking into them or not.
    • A treasure chest has been added to the end of the dungeon. House Kundarak won't arrest you for looting it.
  • Repossession
    • The Jarility statue now makes its proper sound when destroyed.
  • Tangleroot Gorge
    • The Hobgoblins have called an electrician to fix some traps that were failing to go off on intruders.
  • Three Barrel Cove
    • The NPCs that take players into Three Barrel Cove now correctly identify it as a CR 5 to 7 area.
  • Gateway to Khyber
    • Is a lot more like a gateway to the underworld now, and less like a porch.
  • The Ruins of Gianthold
    • Xilic the Jarilith will now give credit to the ""rare"" story quest in giant hold appropriately.
  • Tomb of the Forbidden
    • An issue with a sealing door trap was fixed to prevent players from getting permanently trapped.
  • Tomb of the Crimson Heart
    • A broken lever has been fixed.
  • Necropolis Series Part 2
    • New handwraps have been added.
  • Drow Monestary
    • Noisy adventurers can trigger the magical barriers if they're not careful! It's best to proceed with caution and stealth to avoid getting caught.
  • Hall of the Third Legion
    • Barnizdu, the Pit Fiend in the Hall of the Third Legion is now properly channeling his spell and can't be engaged during the first few seconds of the encounter.
  • Devil's Spine
    • Fixed an issue with the bonus shrine in Devil's Spine, for those folks who like to kill prisoners while they talk to them.
  • General Quest Changes
    • Arlos, Coyle and several other NPCs will follow the last player who spoke with them.
  • Hireling Changes
    • Hirelings now express themselves when they or their master dies. Oh the humanity!

Skills, Feats, and Abilities

Monks
Updated some monk active abilities. The special attacks attached to the elemental stances are now:

  • Air:
    • Storm Strike I
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the power of lightning. Your attack will deal 1d6 additional lightning damage.
    • Storm Strike II
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the power of lightning. Your attack will deal 2d6 additional lightning damage.
    • Storm Strike III
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the power of lightning. Your attack will deal 2d10 additional lightning damage.
    • Storm Strike IV
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the power of lightning. Your attack will deal 2d20 additional lightning damage.
  • Earth:
    • Strike of the Enduring I
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the strength of the earth. Your attack deals 4 additional damage.
    • Strike of the Enduring II
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the strength of the earth. Your attack deals 8 additional damage.
    • Strike of the Enduring III
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the strength of the earth. Your attack deals 12 additional damage, and 2d6 acid damage on critical hits.
    • Strike of the Enduring IV
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the strength of the earth. Your attack deals 16 additional damage, and 2d10 acid damage on critical hits.
  • Fire:
    • Fires of Purity I
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the power of flame. Your attack will deal 1d6 additional fire damage.
    • Fires of Purity II
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the power of flame. Your attack will deal 2d6 additional fire damage.
    • Fires of Purity III
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the power of flame. Your attack will deal 2d10 additional fire damage.
    • Fires of Purity IV
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the power of flame. Your attack will deal 2d20 additional fire damage.
    • Breath of the Fire Dragon:
      • A cone of searing flame shoots forth, damaging targets in the area of the flames for 1d6 damage per Monk level. A successful Reflex save (DC 10 + Monk Level + Wisdom Modifier) reduces the damage by half.
  • Water:
    • Flowing Water Strike I
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the power of the sea. Your attack will deal 1d6 additional cold damage.
    • Flowing Water Strike II
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the power of the sea. Your attack will deal 2d6 additional cold damage.
    • Flowing Water Strike III
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the power of the sea. Your attack will deal 2d10 additional cold damage.
    • Flowing Water Strike IV
      • You strike an opponent, backed with the power of the sea. Your attack will deal 2d20 additional cold damage.
    • The Raging Sea:
      • Increased the duration between repeated saves.
  • Dark:
    • Fists of Darkness
      • You channel negative energy into your attack, dealing 2d10 additional damage against living creatures, and the rendering the target shaken. (A successful DC 10 + Monk Level + Wisdom Mod Will save negate the shaken effect.) On a vorpal strike (natural 20 followed by critical confirmation), you deal an additional 1d50 negative energy damage.
    • Touch of Despair
      • You strike your opponent down with a terrible curse, halving all positive energy healing done to the target, reducing its fortification and increasing its negative energy vulnerability by 25%. A successful Fortitude save negates this effect. (DC 10 + Monk Level + Wisdom mod) The target receives periodic saves to attempt to break free of this effect.
    • Falling Star Strike:
      • Increased the duration between repeated saves.
    • Eagle Claw Attack:
      • Increased the duration between repeated saves.
  • Light:
    • Fists of Light
      • You channel positive energy into your attack, dealing 4d6 additional damage against undead, and applies a healing shield to your target which heals your allies that ---strike your target. On a vorpal strike (natural 20 followed by critical confirmation), you deal an additional 1d50 positive energy damage to undead.
    • Grasp the Earth Dragon:
      • Duration increased to match other XPX buffs.
    • Walk of the Sun:
      • The bonus to will saves was mistakenly typed as a Morale bonus. It is now untyped, like the other bonuses from this effect.
    • Aligning the Heavens:
      • The local area has been cleansed of things that might make spellcasting difficult, reducing your spell point costs by 25%. (Previously was 10%)

Spells

  • Hezrou "allies" will no longer teleport blindly into rooms they cannot see.
  • The Frost Lance spell can now be heightened.
  • Mordenkainen's Disjunction can no longer be cast in Tavern Brawls.
  • Implosion's aura no longer persists in antimagic areas.

Creatures

  • Drow Scorpions now deal slashing damage with their claws (like regular scorpions) rather than piercing damage.
  • Reverse gravity attacks made by certain persons will now "time out", if they exceed their intended length.
  • Monsters (especially raid bosses) will no longer sometimes hate objects more than players. The Judge and the Jailer have been reprimanded for their insistence that the platforms were "out to get them".

Crafting

  • The Twelve have discovered a new eldritch device that is so powerful it could only be described as "epic". Members of the Twelve are seeking adventurers who are willing to gather materials for researching this device.
  • Because the keepers of the Twelve believe the device is relatively safe and probably won't explode, they have kindly pulled one of the Epic-level eldritch devices out from research storage and into the Twelve ward. The keepers of the Twelve aren't entirely sure that it won't explode, so they've placed it on an outcropping of rock outside of their tower and assigned someone trustworthy (i.e. expendable) to watch over it.

Items

  • New handwraps have been added to Necropolis II.
  • The Lorinthor's set bonus now functions as expected, dealing extra damage to evil outsiders instead of adding the Greater Evil Outsider Bane ability to monsters hit by a Knight of the Chalice wearing the entire set.
  • Amara's Belt now has the Exorcist of the Silver Flame set bonus.
  • Randomly generated transmuting handwraps now function. Really.
  • Chances for drops of prestige enhancement specific gear, as well as other treasure, in Shavarath have been evened out (previously some items were not dropping at appropriate rates).
  • Treasure from the grotto tutorial is now correctly labeled as "starter" equipment.
  • Randomly generated Metalline items now have the appropriate item name prefix.
  • Effects that had a chance on hit to negate ability score damage now function properly.
  • Items whose maximum durability drops to zero or less by Mordenkainen's Disjunction's suppression of enhancement and wear bonuses will now become repairable when Disjunction wears off. Items that were previously rendered unrepairable by this bug have been retroactively fixed - they can once again be repaired normally.

Other Changes

  • Giles Goodman was getting pretty worn out trying to run around all of Stormreach, so he hired some help to cover his turf
    • Rudolf Rightman has taken over Giles Goodman's Marketplace location
    • Leif Lightman now mans the House Kundarak area for Giles
  • The collectors Goldscuttle, Ferrik, and Versigante now have dialogue more in keeping with their characters.
  • Fixed an error causing some free players to have DDO Stormreach rather than DDO Unlimited chat and mail permissions.
  • A prankster was caught inappropriately levitating objects on the Harbor dock, and has been reprimanded.
  • Seasonal NPCs will now show on the map when they are in town, and not show on the map when they're no longer available.
  • Kazhan Raynes no longer gives incorrect information about vendors.
  • Brother Malden and Shir Clowenks now wait until dialogue is complete before offering quest rewards.
  • Fixed Free Agents favor mail so it no longer refers to Gerald Goodblade. Lord Goodblade is busy elsewhere. Wandering NPCs under the Marketplace tent will no longer get themselves tangled in the decorative swaths of fabric beneath the tent.
  • Several stone heads previously stored in the market were purchased by an anonymous buyer. The Stormreach Garden Club planted some shrubs in their place to spruce things up.
  • An invisible speedbump has been removed from the Market.
  • Fixed stuck spots in the following locations:
    • The Marketplace
    • Gianthold
    • Cerulean Hills
    • Clan Tunnelworm
    • Reaver's Reach

Known Issues

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Release Notes Update 1 Patch 1 Official

From DDO Compendium
Official Game Entry
Contents
1 Release Notes: Update 1 Patch 1
1.1 News & Notes
1.1.1 Of Special Note:
1.1.1.1 True Reincarnation
1.1.1.2 Epic Item Fixes
1.1.1.3 New in the DDO Store
1.1.1.3.1 Hair Styles
1.1.1.3.2 Double Duty Reversion Tonic
1.1.1.3.3 Hireling Folders
1.1.2 DDO Store Changes
1.1.3 Quest & Adventure Area Changes
1.1.3.1 The Shroud Raid
1.1.3.2 I Dream of Jeets
1.1.3.3 The Mindsunder
1.1.3.4 Reaver's Reach
1.1.3.5 Chamber of Raiyum
1.1.3.6 Tower of Despair
1.1.3.7 Offering of Blood
1.1.3.8 The Inspired Quarter
1.1.3.9 Scorpion Monastery
1.1.3.10 Demon Sands
1.1.3.11 Come Out and Slay
1.1.3.12 Cabal of One
1.1.3.13 General Quest Changes
1.1.4 Skills, Feats, and Abilities
1.1.4.1 Wizards
1.1.4.2 Barbarians
1.1.4.3 Favored Souls
1.1.5 Spells
1.1.6 Items
1.1.7 Other Changes
1.2 Known Issues

Release Notes: Update 1 Patch 1 Welcome to the Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online! These release notes were posted Monday, November 16th 2009.

News & Notes

Of Special Note:

  • True Reincarnation We're pleased to announce a new feature for our more seasoned DDO players: True Reincarnation! A true reincarnation lets the player recreate a more powerful character and change anything about them (except for the name and gender), including their class and race. Tapping into memories of their former selves, true reincarnated characters will receive additional build points to spend in character generation as well as unique bonuses in the form of access to Past Life Feats. Each True generation will also be physically larger than previous generations (you're welcome Halflings!). True reincarnation allows players to relive their journey through Stormreach. Characters will keep no experience or favor upon creation, will start at level 1, and require more experience to progress through each level. True reincarnation grants 2 bonus build points for every true reincarnation, and are always base 32 point, even if the character was initially created as a 28 point.

    When you reincarnate, your character will become taller, you'll have a special status icon on your name, and you'll begin your "new life" in Stormreach with extra ability points! You may True Reincarnate a character up to two times, for a total of 36 points. You will also be given access to a "past life" feat, where influences of your previous character class can aid you in your new life/profession.

    A character must be level 20 to True Reincarnate, and must speak with Kruz the reincarnation trainer in House Jorasco. Kruz requires a True Druidic Heart of Wood to perform a reincarnation. True Druidic Hearts of Wood can be purchased in the DDO Store, or earned by collecting epic tokens in the new Epic difficulty dungeons. Misty, the apprentice of the Twelve, will offer True Druidic Hearts of Wood in exchange for 20 epic dungeon tokens.

    NOTE: True Reincarnation will start your character in the Korthos experience. It is not possible to use veteran status while reincarnating. Please also note that reincarnation will remove any tomes, level sigils, buffs, raid flags, exclusive hair styles/colors, quest progression, or other effects applied to your character. Only equipment is kept. Your equipment is waiting for you in your bank in a special reincarnation cache. Items taken out of the reincarnation cache cannot be put back in. You may skip the Korthos experience by speaking with Jeets or the first mate on the dock in the village. To learn more about True Reincarnation, click here!

  • Epic Item Fixes
    • Numerous epic items have been upgraded or fixed. For a limited time you can place your epic items and a Scroll of Dispel Magic in an Altar of Epic Rituals, and activate the Eldritch Device to replace the item with the newer model. Note that this will clear any augment crystals in the item and remove any other Eldritch Rituals that have been performed upon it.
    • In a future update, the component cost to clear augment crystals will be changed from a Scroll of Dispel Magic to Epic Dungeon Tokens, but it is temporarily lower to allow upgrades of early items.
    • CAUTION: Items that are "exclusive" should NOT be placed in the stone of change for these rituals, as it will destroy the item. This includes the following exclusive items: Stinkpelt's Hide, Bow of the Elements (Air), Tinder, Ring of Spell Storing, Dusk Heart, Axe of the Chained Soldier, Robe of Fire. Please see the known issues for more information.
  • New in the DDO Store
    • Hair Styles It is now possible to change your character's hair style thanks to the magic of hair style tonics! Whether you're looking to make your hair shorter, longer, or specially styled, hair style tonics will change your character's hair right in the game. Exclusive styles, found only in the DDO Store, are available for male and female characters. All available hair products can be found in the Cosmetics category of the DDO Store!
  • Double Duty Reversion Tonic Why purchase a hair style reversal tonic and hair color reversion tonic separately when you can use a single tonic instead! If you'd like to return to your original hair color and/or style, we now offer three types of Hair Reversal Tonics in the DDO Store! Using the tonics you may:
  • Reverse your hair color to the original color your character had at character creation with hair dye reversion tonic!
  • Reverse your hair style to the original style your character had at character creation with hair style reversion tonic!
  • Reverse both the color and style to the original your character had at character creation with new double duty reversion tonic!
    So try new looks, live more boldly, and dare to be different, because with a reversion tonic you can always change it back!
  • Hireling Folders Running out of room for your Hireling contracts? Stocking up on contracts before you head out for adventure? Hireling Contracts Folders are now available for all your contract storage needs! These special containers come in multiple sizes and can hold contracts in stacks based on the size of the folder.
  • A small folder can hold up to two types of Hirelings in stacks of 10.
  • A medium folder can hold up to four types of Hirelings in stacks of 10.
  • A large folder can hold up to eight types of Hirelings in stacks of 10.
  • A huge folder can hold up to twelve types of Hirelings in stacks of 15.
    When you're ready to use your hireling(s), pull out the contract from the folder and activate it. Once activated, a Hireling contract cannot be returned to the folder. You may move contracts in and out of the folder so long as they have not been activated. Contract folders are bound to character and able to be stored in your regular character bank. To purchase Hireling Contracts Folders visit the Gear & Equipment category of the DDO Store.

DDO Store Changes

  • The DDO Store includes an all new display for Turbine Point bundles! you can now see how many bonus points you receive with your bundle purchase!
  • Improvements have been made to the search feature to return more accurate results. Please see the known issues list for any outstanding search issues.

Quest & Adventure Area Changes

  • The Shroud Raid
    • The Shroud is back, and... Shroudier than ever! (i.e. it is no longer possible to become stuck in the quest with no way to finish it).
  • I Dream of Jeets
    • Fixed a bug that prevented some monsters from being targetable using the mouse button.
  • The Mindsunder
    • Enemies near the start of The Mindsuner quest now aggro properly.
    • Due to problems with thieves, the Dar Qat Trade Mission in this quest is now less likely to store extremely valuable items near the entrance.
    • It is no longer possible to destroy The Mindsunder before beginning the battle with Torkaar.
  • Reaver's Reach
    • Players whose guest passes have expired will now be able to exit the underwater fortress. We hope you enjoyed your stay!
  • Chamber of Raiyum
    • Fixed a perch issue with the Sarcophagus in each of the end boss rooms.
    • You must now complete the quest in Chamber of Raiyum before you can open the epic chest at the end of the quest.
  • Tower of Despair
    • Removed undesirable perch spot in the Tower of Despair.
  • Offering of Blood
    • Respawn rates of some of the Drow chasers has been toned down slightly on Epic Difficulty.
  • The Inspired Quarter
    • Questgiver Carthay Cave in the Inspired Quarter will no longer become overwhelmed by mass amounts of people, and is ready to give the quest to anybody he speaks with.
  • Scorpion Monastery
    • Scorpion Monastery's gravity effects have been fixed.
  • Demon Sands
    • You must now complete the quest in Offering of Blood on epic difficulty to get your epic end reward chest.
  • Come Out and Slay
    • Fixed a text error involving the small chests.
  • Cabal of One
    • To show his appreciation, Gardak will now go through his door if you let him live.
  • General Quest Changes
    • On Epic Difficulty, any creatures that attack with arrows, bolts, javelins, or throwing rocks are now using proper epic strength ammunition and will do, on average, much more damage with their ranged attacks. You've been warned.
    • Epic chests may be epic, but they must still obey the laws of ransack.
    • Lockania, who gives the Dragonmark quest, has left the Harbor and found a new home in the Marketplace.
    • The following quests are no longer shareable
      • Sorjek's crafting quests
      • The Dragon Armor quests in Giant Hold Tor
      • The Bronze Token Quests in Demon Sands

Skills, Feats, and Abilities

  • Wizards
    • Wizards can now select Mental Toughness, Improved Mental Toughness, and Spell Focus feats in place of metamagic feats at levels 1, 5, 10, 15, and 20. This ensures that they cannot end up in a situation where they are unable to select a class feat at level-up.
  • Barbarians
    • The Frenzied Berserker II Supreme Cleave ability now applies weapon effects as intended to secondary targets.
  • Favored Souls
    • Favored Souls will use their Favored Soul level for Spell Resistance calculations.

Spells

  • Implosion's FX have returned!

Items

  • All tomes now possess appropriate minimum levels. (+1 Level 3, +2 Level 7, +3 Level 11, +4 Level 15, +5 Level 19)
  • If you used a no-minimum level tome prior to the patch, you will now properly receive the full benefits of that tome.
  • Seeker items have been retroactively restored to their pre-Update 1 state. (+8 and +10 instead of +7 and +8)

Other Changes

  • As a representative of the Twelve, Misty has taken lessons in basic economics and eaten an Int tome. (Being a Sorcerer, Int was a dump stat and she had a little bit of trouble with elementary math and the value of objects.)

Known Issues

  • Known Issues are now available, click here








Release Notes Update 2 Official

From DDO Compendium
Official Game Entry
Contents
1 Release Notes: Update 2
1.1 News & Notes
1.1.1 Of Special Note:
1.1.1.1 New Adventure Packs
1.1.1.1.1 Dreaming Dark
1.2 Known Issues


Release Notes: Update 2
Welcome to the Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online! These release notes were posted Wednesday, December 16th 2009.

News & Notes

Just in time for the holidays, Update 2 contains a challenging new adventure pack with five exciting dungeons that will turn your hair white. And all through December, join in the Festivult Holiday Celebration where you can find special coins and earn seasonal goodies!

Of Special Note:

  • New Adventure Packs
    • Dreaming Dark For thousands of years the Dreaming Dark have watched and waited in our dreams. Now at long last they strike. Horrific creatures from the Plane of Nightmares threaten to overrun Xen’drik and it’s up to you to defeat them. Explore five new dungeons that will send you back in time, explain ancient mysteries of the Giants, and take you to the Plane of Nightmares itself.

      • Delve deeper into the mystery of the inspired visitors in the Stormreach Harbor.
      • Unravel the forgotten secrets of the Warforged Titan and it’s tragic use by the Dreaming Dark.
      • Travel to the ancient ruins on a remote island in an effort understand the Inspired.
      • Discover the secrets of the Dreamforge.
        Thwart the plans of the Inspired for “vessel domination”!
        This level 18 to 20 adventure pack includes 5 hand-crafted adventures, and will be available for purchase Friday, December 18th! This adventure pack is available free for VIPs today, December 16th! Adventurers seeking to confront the Dreaming Dark should visit the Inspired Quarter.

Known Issues

  • Known Issues are available, click here









Release Notes Update 3 Official

From DDO Compendium
Official Game Entry
Welcome to the Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online! These release notes were updated Wednesday, February 3rd 2010.

Contents
1 News & Notes
1.1 Of Special Note:
1.1.1 No Level Sigils Required
1.1.2 New Free Quests
1.1.3 New Dungeon Difficulty: Casual!
1.1.4 Sprucing up Stormreach
1.1.5 Epic Vault of Night
1.1.6 More Notice Boards Available To Help!
1.1.7 More Reincarnation Choices!
1.1.7.1 Lesser Reincarnation
1.1.7.2 Coming Soon: Greater Reincarnation
1.1.7.3 +1 and other Reincarnations
1.1.7.4 General Reincarnation Changes
1.1.8 Crowd Control Improvements
1.1.9 Access DDO Websites In Game!
1.2 Shopping
1.2.1 In-game Vendors
1.2.2 DDO Store Changes
1.3 UI Improvements
1.4 Hireling Changes
1.5 Quest & Adventure Area Changes
1.5.1 The Grotto
1.5.2 Bookbinder Rescue
1.5.3 Cannith Crystal
1.5.4 Cerulean Hills
1.5.5 Chain of Flames
1.5.6 Come Out and Slay
1.5.7 Demon's Den
1.5.8 Depths of Doom
1.5.9 Heyton's Rest
1.5.10 I Dream of Jeets
1.5.11 Irestone Inlet
1.5.12 Offering of Blood
1.5.13 Osgood's Basement
1.5.14 The Mark of the Dragon
1.5.15 Monastery of the Scorpion
1.5.16 Necropolis
1.5.16.1 Tomb of the Shadow King
1.5.17 Repossession
1.5.18 The Sands of Menechtarun
1.5.19 Searing Heights
1.5.20 Shan-to-Kor
1.5.21 The Shroud
1.5.22 Stormcleave Outpost
1.5.23 Tangleroot Gorge
1.5.24 Three Barrel Cove
1.5.25 Tower of Despair
1.5.26 Vault of Night
1.5.26.1 Prison of the Mind
1.5.26.2 Tharashk Arena
1.5.27 Waterworks
1.5.28 Where There's Smoke
1.5.29 General Quest Changes
1.6 Skills, Feats, and Abilities
1.6.1 Class Changes
1.6.1.1 Monks
1.6.2 Skills
1.6.3 Feats
1.6.4 Enhancements
1.6.4.1 New Enhancements
1.6.4.2 Enhancement Changes
1.7 Spells
1.7.1 General Changes
1.7.2 Summoned Monster changes
1.7.3 Crowd Control & Spell Improvements
1.7.3.1 Spell-change Overview
1.7.3.2 Specific Spell Changes
1.8 Crafting
1.9 Items
1.10 Monsters
1.11 Other Changes
2 Known Issues


News & Notes

DDO, the winner of four 2009 F2P Game of the Year Awards, is throwing the dungeon doors open wide to give you more free content, more fun and more accessibility than ever before! The adventure is yours for the taking, if you’re tough enough to take it!

Of Special Note:

  • No Level Sigils Required All players can now play DDO without needing to acquire level sigils to progress their characters to level 20! Enjoy unlimited leveling in DDO Unlimited!

  • New Free Quests Four new free dungeons are now available!

    • Stop a Marilith sorceress in the adventure In the Demon's Den. (CR 18)
    • A strange new species of Troglodyte is running amok in the adventure Acid Wit. (CR 15)
    • The new inn near the Tower of the Twelve has some unwelcome guests from Xoriat in the quest Delirium. (CR: 15)
    • Discover the secret of how the Kobolds are taking out regional caravans in Mired in Kobolds. (CR: 13)
  • New Dungeon Difficulty: Casual! All dungeons now feature a new difficulty option: casual! This difficulty is available for quests that are not solo-only or raid in the game now - excellent for smaller parties or players who are struggling with the challenges of a Normal difficulty dungeon!

    • Casual difficulty is tailored for solo players and small parties that find Normal mode too challenging.
    • Casual difficulty can be played by up to 6 players and can also be played with Hirelings.
    • Casual difficulty provides less experience, lower quality treasure, and less favor upon completion than playing the quest at higher difficulties.
  • Sprucing up Stormreach DDO's 4th Birthday is around the corner, and in anticipation of the crowds the city tourism commission has been hard at work making various beautification improvements around Stormreach!

    • Stormreach by Night
      • All public spaces will be synchronized to display common weather and lighting as you travel between gated instances.
      • Nighttime in the city will trigger new aesthetic lighting in public instances of Stormreach and the harbor, including enclaves surrounding the Stormreach marketplace. The nighttime cycle will last for 20 minutes of every 3 hour day cycle.
    • In order to promote tourism and to cut down on petty theft, the Coin Lords have invested in new streetlights in the city wards.
    • Market stairways have been swept clean of accumulated dirt and some areas of the Market have received a good power washing.
    • House Deneith has done extensive maintenance to rooftops in order to repair leaks and install weaponry, and has also hired plumbers to re-route various unsightly pipes. Gardeners have also been brought in to do some much-needed weeding.
    • The Committee for Tourism and the Improvement of the Harbor has funneled funds into the accessibility of the Leaky Dinghy (after yet another tourist was found floating offshore), as well as general removal of accumulated harbor gunk.
    • In the House Jorasco ward, a ramp has been added for better convenience in getting to Kruz, giving him more bodies to BURN TO ASH for his precious tree... I mean... more adventurers to reincarnate.
    • Unfortunately a monster got loose in House Kundarak and decided to do some redecorating of its own!
  • Epic Vault of Night The Vault of Night adventure pack now features Epic difficulty for 20th level characters! Gather epic dungeon tokens for reincarnation or to upgrade treasures found in the Vault of Night adventure pack! For more changes and additions to the Vault of Night adventure pack be sure to check the Quest Changes section of these release notes!
  • More Notice Boards Available To Help! Having trouble deciding where to go next? Not sure what a good place to hunt would be for your level range? There are now more Notice Boards available in the city to help provide guidance for adventurers who aren’t sure of where to explore next! Simply click on the notice board to learn more about dangers and wonders of Xen’drik, and how to get to them!
    More Reincarnation Choices!
    Kruz is now offering more forms of Reincarnation! These forms of reincarnation offer different features and do not start your character over again at level 1. Instead, you retain your current character level!

    Lesser Reincarnation
    By giving Kruz a Lesser Druidic Heart of Wood, you may respec the character and retain your level. You will retain the same class configuration, but may reassign ability points (including those gained from tomes), skill points, feat selection, and enhancements. Lesser Druidic Hearts of Wood are available in the DDO Store. You may Lesser Reincarnate repeatedly, though you must wait for the one week cooldown timer before you can reincarnate again. Lesser Druidic Hearts of Wood can be found in the Stats & Leveling -> Reincarnation category of the DDO Store!

    Reminder: When you chose to reincarnate, you will be taken to the character selection screen. Your character will be level 1. You must log in with the character and progress back to level by speaking with the trainer on the airship.

    Coming Soon: Greater Reincarnation
    By giving Kruz a Greater Druidic Heart of Wood, you may respec a 28 point build character and retain your level, but you will additionally be upgraded to a 32 point build. You will retain the same class configuration, but you will have more ability points to assign and may redistribute skill points, feat selection, and enhancements. Greater Druidic Hearts of Wood will be available in the future in the DDO Store!

    Reminder: When you chose to reincarnate, you will be taken to the character selection screen. Your character will be level 1. You must log in with the character and progress back to level by speaking with the trainer on the airship.

  1. 1 and other Reincarnations
    By giving Kruz a +1 or +3 Lesser or Greater Druidic Heart of Wood, you may respec a character and retain your level. Additionally, you will be able to change your class. The number of levels of the class you may change is dependent on the value of the Heart of Wood. For example, a +1 will allow you to change only one level of your character to a different class, while a +3 will allow you to change 3 levels of your character to a different class. If the Heart of Wood is a Greater Heart, it will additionally upgrade a 28 point character to a 32 point character. You may Reincarnate repeatedly, though you must wait for the one week cooldown timer before you can reincarnate again. +1 Lesser Druidic Hearts of Wood can be found in the Stats & Leveling -> Reincarnation category of the DDO Store. +1 Greater Druidic Hearts and +3 Druidic Hearts will be available in the future in the DDO Store!

    Reminder: When you chose to reincarnate, you will be taken to the character selection screen. Your character will be level 1. You must log in with the character and progress back to level by speaking with the trainer on the airship.

    • General Reincarnation Changes
      • The 2 True Reincarnation limit has been lifted. Kruz has stated that he is pleased that he can now burn people to ash as many times as they like.
      • Fixed an error where a user could become blocked from selecting their alignment when customizing a character in True Reincarnation rather than following a Path.
  • Crowd Control Improvements Many changes have been made to make crowd control effects against players more friendly for real-time combat. For a full description of the changes, and details on the spells that have been updated, please see the Spells section of these release notes!
  • Access DDO Websites In Game!
    • It is now possible to access the official DDO websites from right in the game! Just click on the new web icon in your menu bar to open an in-game browsing window! Simply click to discover a stream-lined version of the DDO websites:
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Shopping

  • In-game Vendors
    • Giles Goodman is now just outside the gate to the Market.
    • The Free Agent patron and vendor have moved to the southern part of the Harbor.
    • The collector NPC dialog window will no longer close in between trades, and the "take what you need" option is now more accessible at the top of the first page, allowing you to turn in collectibles more easily.
  • DDO Store Changes
    • The level 17-20 Gold Seal Hireling Contracts in the DDO Store can now be purchased in quantities of up to 10 at a time rather than just 1 at a time.
    • New categories have been added to the Store:
      • NEW TO DDO STORE!
      • STAFF PICKS
      • SEASONAL ITEMS

UI Improvements

  • Trainer and Tavern mapnotes have been modified. Trainer icons are now a light blue, and Tavern icons are now a green stein.
  • Ctrl-Right-Clicking items now produces a link to the item in the chat entry area. Players can now send links to items to any chat channel including group chat, guild chat, or tells.
  • If there is only one quest available in the portal UI, the UI itself will reflect this by not making it seem that you can change the quest.
  • Damage that is scaled due to the UI scaling tech will no longer cause the floaty text to shrink (unless there is another reason for the floaty text to have shrunk).
  • Double clicking an item in the reincarnation bank or account bank will now move it to your inventory.
  • The collector NPC dialog window will no longer close in between trades, and the "take what you need" option is now more accessible at the top of the first page, allowing you to turn in collectibles more easily.
  • Quests that require a minimum level will now have their mapnotes made visible once that minimum level has been obtained (previously, you needed to log out/back in to view the mapnotes).
  • The character generation screen no longer defaults you to the "suggested race."
  • The Account and Reincarnation Banks will now close automatically if you stray too far from the banker.
  • A tooltip has been added to the Reincarnation button to provide more information about it.
  • Trainer Icons are now blue.
  • Fixed a typo in the trainers' ranger tips.

Hireling Changes

  • Hireling summon times have been shortened.
  • Hirelings now use potions more sparingly.
  • All Hirelings now get the proper number of melee swings for their BAB.
  • Cleric Hirelings now have offensive wands to use in battle.
  • Arcane Hirelings now have a wider array of better spells on their command bars.
  • All Hireling contracts have been updated to match their in-game commands.
  • Any Hirelings who previously used summon monster spells can now be commanded to do so without a target.
  • Hirelings with two weapons will now wield them properly.
  • Cleric Hirelings now have more diverse tactics available. Put them in Aggressive combat mode if you want them to attack enemies physically. Leave them in Defensive mode if you want them to stay out of melee combat.
  • Tooltips now appear on Hireling portraits when they are docked as well as undocked.
  • Hirelings suddenly realized that they have skills, and they're not afraid to use 'em!
  • Bolted some patchwork onto some Warforged Hirelings so they will properly auto-stabilize when incapacitated.

Quest & Adventure Area Changes

  • The Grotto
    • On Shipwreck Shore, Jeets now gives a quarterstaff to those characters on a monk path, eliminating any confusion about which of his weapon types is appropriate for a monk.
    • An offensive divine eternal wand is now available for new characters in the Grotto.
    • Fixed an error that was causing the the quest to break at the high priest's alter.
  • Bookbinder Rescue
    • Fixed an issue where a hostage would not follow their rescuer.
  • Cannith Crystal
    • There should no longer be any "spare" cultists lurking around in the quest.
  • Cerulean Hills
    • Some bandits in Cerulean Hills were so dumb that they were getting wedged between rocks. The offending rocks were moved to accommodate them.
  • Chain of Flames
    • There are now return portals in the Burning City's lava fields, installed for the unfortunate but fire-resistant slaves who fell off the catwalks.
  • Come Out and Slay
    • Talon Darsin in Come Out and Slay is now somewhat better protected.
    • If you recruit a gang emissary in Come Out and Slay, he'll now start following you as soon as you recruit him.
  • Demon's Den
    • Cursed Ritualists in the Demon's Den will take longer to answer Marilith's summons on Elite setting.
  • Depths of Doom
    • A plumber was called in to re-route some pipes that has accidentally trapped an adventurer.
  • Heyton's Rest
    • Added a chest with a starter Heavy Mace and a starter Longsword for a tutorial on damage types against zombies & skeletons
  • I Dream of Jeets
    • In the underwater room in Jeet's addled mind, your camera will no longer become stuck above the water.
  • Irestone Inlet
    • The Irestone Inlet no longer looks like a big green lump.
  • Offering of Blood
    • On epic difficulty, the respawn rates of some of the drow chasers have been toned down slightly.
  • Osgood's Basement
    • The first iron defender in Osgood's basement will now attack if it takes damage from range attacks or a pet.
  • The Mark of the Dragon
    • The quest now appears in the correct location in the quest journal (Marketplace.)
  • Monastery of the Scorpion
    • The puzzle in the Drow Monastery will now be solvable in all cases.
  • Necropolis
    • Hallestrom no longer appears on the map when he has no quest to give.
    • Tomb of the Shadow King
    • The Shadow King put his Scarab into a better chest, where it won't get lost again.
  • Repossession
    • The Jarilith statue now makes its proper sound when destroyed.
    • Glued some seams together so it will be less drafty.
    • The Sands of Menechtarun
    • Mummies in the Menechturun desert will now occasionally drop Antique Bronze Tokens.
  • Searing Heights
    • A road leading from Searing Heights into the wilderness has been cleared of fallen ruins, but remains gated... for now...
  • Shan-to-Kor
    • The DM text that refers to Greezix the kobold's previous location in the caverns of Shaagh has been removed.
  • The Shroud
    • The Pit Fiend in Part 4 should finally stop staring off into space.
  • Stormcleave Outpost
    • Troops in Stormcleave have been supplied with House Deneith armor, and the road back to town has been more clearly marked.
    • Alciana d'Deneith's quest chalice has been fixed.
  • Tangleroot Gorge
    • A recent series of rainstorms have caused extensive erosion in Tangleroot Gorge, exposing cliffs and washing away weeds.
  • Three Barrel Cove
    • A couple of NPCs were having a rave on top of a table in the Salty Wench Tavern. They have been asked to stay down on the floor.
  • Tower of Despair
    • Horoth has been taking opera lessons. It is recommended that non-tanks find Boots of Anchoring.
  • Vault of Night
    • The Vault of Night is now available on Epic difficulty for level 20 players!
    • Players will only need to play the quests to assemble the Laughing Knives once, in order to access the Vault of Night raid. Afterward, the raid can be replayed without having to replay Prison of the -Mind, Tharashk Arena, Jungle of Khyber, or Haywire Foundry.
      • NOTE: If you have completed the raid prior to Update 3, you will need to run the quests one last time.
    • You may now complete the quests prior to the raid (Prison of the Mind, Tharashk Arena, Jungle of Khyber, or Haywire Foundry) in any order.
    • Many of the humanoids that are fought in the Vault of Night series (drow, aurum dwarves, etc.) were mistakenly using the same low damage value from normal difficulty on both hard and elite. This has been fixed. They now will do the proper amount of melee damage on hard and elite difficulty.
    • Prison of the Mind
    • The Prisoner quest no longer fails players for falling off the platform. Players who fall will be teleported... elsewhere.
    • A gardener was called in to deal with a weed infestation in Prison of the Mind.
  • Tharashk Arena
    • You no longer have to run to the elevator in order to complete the quest
  • Waterworks
    • Private Jake now gives directions to Guard Tember and the kobold lairs, for players who have already completed the Lost Seekers, in addition to giving directions while progressing through that quest the first time.
  • Where There's Smoke
    • Weather patterns have been normalized in the region.
  • General Quest Changes
    • Rest on quest completion has changed. Previously, you would be fully rested when you teleported anywhere after completing a quest (including to another place inside the quest). You will now only receive this quest completion rest when you exit the quest.
    • Brother Malden and Shir Clowenks in the Leaky Dinghy now wait until dialogue is complete before offering quest rewards.
    • A stuck-spot in Reaver's Reach has been fixed.
    • Fixed an issue with scaling that was causing it to scale in the wrong direction with certain party makeups.
    • Dungeon Alert will no longer over-alert when the following entities are somewhere in your quest: charmed monsters, summoned monsters, allied NPCs, and/or Hirelings.
    • Pike-style traps now scale properly on Epic.
    • You will no longer be able to enter Epic dungeons more than once (per character); the dungeon is no longer gated by a door.
    • When playing in Epic difficulty, the text shown on the death box has been updated to supply more information.
    • Important monsters needed to complete quests will stop going on their coffee break in casual difficulty
    • Epic quests
      • Raid & Dungeon tokens will no longer share to group. Each player must now collect their tokens in person, much like a collectible.
      • Epic tokens now fit in ingredient bags.
      • The End chest and tokens in Epic content can now no longer be looted by players who were not present in the dungeon at the time of completion.
      • Drop rates have been increased for Zawabi's Revenge and Plane of Night.
      • Zawabi's Revenge now also has a chance to drop any (normal) item that normally drops in the desert or non-epic Zawabi's Revenge raid.
    • Drop rates for the ingredients for Boots of Anchoring have been dramatically increased.

Skills, Feats, and Abilities

  • Class Changes
    • Monks
      • Monks now automatically receive the first tier of elemental stances for free. These are available in the character’s Feat list as a granted feat. Selecting a philosophy will now automatically grant Fists of Light or Fists of Darkness, which will also be found in the character’s Feat list.
  • Lists of common finishing moves are now visible in the feats list. As a result of these changes, some monks may find that their enhancements have been reset if their existing enhancement choices are in conflict with the changes.
    • You may still perform a basic reset your enhancements if you like by speaking with your trainer and selecting the "reset my enhancements" option.
    • The Monk's Curse of Healing and Touch of Despair effects now have visual effects on their targets.
    • The Two Weapon Fighting and Two Handed Fighting feats have been added to the martial arts feat list available to monks at levels 1, 2, and 6.
    • The original monk paths have been replaced with new paths that better incorporate the changes that have been made to the class. Characters that are currently on one of the three paths will continue to remain on it, but newly created monks will have a choice of the Shintao Monk, Ninja Spy, or Henshin Mystic paths.
  • Skills
    • During skill advancement stages, the current rank of a skill will be set to your current rank instead of 0. When you put points into a skill, the number will change colors so it is more obvious which skills have had points put into them.
  • Feats
    • The cooldowns for Whirlwind Attack and Great Cleave have been lowered to 5 seconds to match the Cleave feat's cooldown.
    • The cooldowns for Sunder and Improved Sunder have been reduced by 5 seconds each.
    • Effects giving players and monsters the chance to negate constitution damage were previously not working, and have been fixed.
    • You can now teleport to Meridia with the Greater Dragonmark of Passage, providing you have completed the quest "Meridia."
    • The cooldown timers for dragonmark abilities and the spells they mimic have been made separate, allowing you to cast each without affecting the cooldowns of the other.
  • Enhancements
    • New Enhancements
    • Arcane Archer: Imbue Acid Arrows
      • Cost: 1 Action Point
      • Prerequisite: Elf or Ranger Arcane Archer II, 30 (or 38 for Elves) Action Points Spent
      • Effect: Imbues all missiles that you fire with acid, granting them the Corrosive ability (+1d6 Acid damage) and dealing acid damage over time if your arrow damages your target. This ability costs 20 spell points to activate, and triggers a lengthy cooldown of the Melf's Acid Arrow spell. Only one Arcane Archer Imbue ability may be active at any time.
    • Arcane Archer: Imbue Explosive Arrows
      • Cost: 1 Action Point
      • Prerequisite: Elf or Ranger Arcane Archer III, 42 (or 50 for Elves) Action Points Spent
      • Effect: Imbues all missiles that you fire with flame, granting them the Flaming Burst ability (+1d6 Fire damage, plus additional damage on critical hits). This ability costs 30 spell points to activate, and triggers a lengthy cooldown of the Fireball spell. Only one Arcane Archer Imbue ability may be active at any time.
    • Arcane Archer: Imbue Terror Arrows
      • Cost: 1 Action Point
      • Prerequisite: Elf or Ranger Arcane Archer IV, 54 (or 62 for Elves) Action Points Spent
      • Effect: Imbues all missiles that you fire with negative energy, granting them the Fearsome ability. This ability costs 40 spell points to activate, and triggers a lengthy cooldown of the Fear spell. Only one Arcane Archer Imbue ability may be active at any time.
    • Arcane Archer: Imbue Force Burst Arrows
      • Cost: 1 Action Point
      • Prerequisite: Elf or Ranger Arcane Archer IV, Arcane Archer: Imbue Force Arrows, 54 (or 62 for Elves) Action Points Spent
      • Effect: Imbues all missiles that you fire with arcane force, granting them the Force Burst ability (+1d6 Force damage and additional damage on critical hits) and negating the incorporeal miss chance of ethereal creatures. This ability costs 40 spell points to activate, and triggers a lengthy cooldown of the Chain Missile spell. Only one Arcane Archer Imbue ability may be active at any time.
    • Arcane Archer: Imbue Slaying Arrows
      • Cost: 1 Action Point
      • Prerequisite: Elf or Ranger Arcane Archer V, Arcane Archer: Imbue Force Arrows, Acid Arrows, --Explosive Arrows, and Terror Arrows, 66 (or 74 for Elves) Action Points Spent
      • Effect: Imbues all missiles that you fire with incredible power, granting them the Slaying ability, which will deal massive damage to a living target on what would be a vorpal attack (natural 20 followed by critical confirmation). This ability costs 50 spell points to activate, and triggers a lengthy cooldown of the Finger of Death spell. Only one Arcane Archer Imbue ability may be active at any time.
    • Static Charge
      • Prerequisite: Path of Inevitable Dominion, Level 3 Monk
      • Cost: 2 AP, 10 Ki to use
      • You strike your opponent and curse them to feel the fury of the sky. For the next 30 seconds, any electrical attack targeting them deals 10% more damage.
    • Porous Soul
      • Prerequisite: Path of Inevitable Dominion, Level 4 Monk
      • Cost: 2 AP, 10 Ki to use
      • You strike your opponent and curse them to draw acid in like a sponge. For the next 30 seconds any acid attack targeting them deals 10% more damage.
    • Winter's Touch
      • Prerequisite: Path of Inevitable Dominion, Level 5 Monk
      • Cost: 2 AP, 10 Ki to use
      • You strike your opponent and curse them to feel the chill of death. For the next 30 seconds any cold attack targeting them deals 10% more damage.
    • All-Consuming Flame
      • Prerequisite: Path of Inevitable Dominion, Level 6 Monk
      • Cost: 2 AP, 10 Ki to use
      • You strike your opponent and curse them to light up like tinder. For the next 30 seconds any fire attack targeting them deals 10% more damage.
    • Touch of Death
      • Prerequisite: Path of Inevitable Dominion, Static Charge, Porous Soul, Winter's Touch, All-Consuming Flame, Level 9 Monk
      • Cost: 4 AP, 50 Ki to use
      • You strike your opponent down with twisted ki, dealing 500 additional damage.
    • Wizard Pale Master I
      • Prerequisite: Spell Focus: Necromancy, Wizard Energy of the Scholar I, Wizard Intelligence I, Level 6 Wizard
      • Cost: 4 AP
      • You are a devoted student of the necromantic arts. You gain 5 hit points as your flesh toughens, deal 25% additional damage with negative energy spells, and have a 3% chance for negative energy spells to generate a critical result for 1.5 times the normal damage amount. (Base spell critical chance is 0% and base critical damage multiplier is 1.5.). You can produce a touch-ranged negative energy effect at will, and can animate skeletons for a small cost.
    • Necrotic Touch (Free with Pale Master I)
      • You sheath your hand in crackling black flames, dealing 1d6 hit points of negative energy damage per caster level to a living creature. A successful Fortitude save reduces the damage by half. Undead allies can be healed by this effect.
    • Summon Skeleton (Free with Pale Master I)
      • Creates a skeleton to attack your enemies. This ability costs 5 hit points and 1 spell point to activate. You can have only one skeletal minion active at one time, creating another will destroy your old pet.
    • Summon Skeletal Knight
      • Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master I, Level 6 Wizard
      • Cost: 1 AP
      • Creates a skeletal knight to attack your enemies. This ability costs 10 hit points and 5 spell points to activate. You can have only one skeletal minion active at one time, creating another will destroy your old pet.
    • Summon Skeleton Archer
      • Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master I, Summon Skeletal Knight, Level 6 Wizard
      • Cost: 1 AP
      • Creates a skeletal archer to attack your enemies. This ability costs 10 hit points and 5 spell points to activate. You can have only one skeletal minion active at one time, creating another will destroy your old pet.
    • Summon Skeleton Mage
      • Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master I, Summon Skeletal Knight, Summon Skeletal Archer, Level 6 Wizard
      • Cost: 1 AP
      • Creates a skeletal mage to attack your enemies. This ability costs 10 hit points and 10 spell points to activate. You can have only one skeletal minion active at one time, creating another will destroy your old pet.
    • Wizard Pale Master II
      • Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master I, Greater Spell Focus: Necromancy, Wizard Energy of the Scholar II, Wizard Intelligence II, Level 12 Wizard
      • Cost: 2 AP
      • You are adept at the necromantic arts. You gain 5 additional hit points as your flesh toughens (for a total of +10 hit points), deal 10% additional damage with negative energy spells (for a total of +35%), and increase your chance to generate a critical result with negative energy spells by 3% (Your base spell critical chance is now 6% and base critical damage multiplier is 1.5.).
    • Summon Blackbone Knight
      • Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master II, Summon Skeletal Knight, Wizard Elemental Manipulation I
      • Cost: 1 AP
      • Creates a blackbone knight to attack your enemies. This ability costs 20 hit points and 10 spell points to activate. You can have only one skeletal minion active at one time, creating another will destroy your old pet.
    • Summon Blackbone Archer
      • Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master II, Summon Skeletal Archer, Summon Blackbone Knight, Wizard Lineage of Elements I
      • Cost: 1 AP
      • Creates a blackbone archer to attack your enemies. This ability costs 20 hit points and 10 spell points to activate. You can have only one skeletal minion active at one time, creating another will destroy your old pet.
    • Summon Blackbone Mage
      • Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master II, Summon Skeletal Mage, Summon Blackbone Archer, Wizard Lineage of Deadly Elements I
      • Cost: 1 AP
      • Creates a blackbone mage to attack your enemies. This ability costs 20 hit points and 20 spell points to activate. You can have only one skeletal minion active at one time, creating another will destroy your old pet.
    • Form of the Lich
      • Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master II, Toughness
      • Cost: 2 AP
      • You are able to assume many traits of a lich.
    • Form of the Wraith
      • Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master II, Mental Toughness
      • Cost: 2 AP
      • You are able to assume many traits of a wraith.
    • Wizard Pale Master III
      • Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master II, Wizard Energy of the Scholar III, Wizard Intelligence III, Level 18 Wizard
      • Cost: 2 AP
      • You are a master of the necromantic arts. You gain 10 additional hit points as your flesh toughens (for a total of +20 hit points), deal 10% additional damage with negative energy spells (for a total of +45%), and increase your chance to generate a critical result with negative energy spells by 3% (Your base spell critical chance is now 9% and base critical damage multiplier is 1.5.).
    • Summon Frostmarrow Knight
      • Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master III, Summon Blackbone Knight, Wizard Elemental Manipulation II
      • Cost: 1 AP
      • Creates a frostmarrow knight to attack your enemies. This ability costs 30 hit points and 15 spell points to activate. You can have only one skeletal minion active at one time, creating another will destroy your old pet.
    • Summon Frostmarrow Archer
      • Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master III, Summon Blackbone Archer, Summon Frostmarrow Knight, Wizard Lineage of Elements II
      • Cost: 1 AP Creates a frostmarrow archer to attack your enemies. This ability costs 30 hit points and 15 spell points to activate. You can have only one skeletal minion active at one time, creating another will destroy your old pet.
    • Summon Frostmarrow Mage Prerequisite: Wizard Pale Master III, Summon Blackbone Mage, Summon Frostmarrow Archer, Wizard Lineage of Deadly Elements II
      • Cost: 1 AP
      • Creates a frostmarrow mage to attack your enemies. This ability costs 30 hit points and 30 spell points to activate. You can have only one skeletal minion active at one time, creating another will destroy your old pet.
  • Enhancement Changes
    • Elf Arcane Archer I and Ranger Arcane Archer I now have Arcane Prodigy as an additional optional prerequisite.
    • Elf Arcane Archer I's prerequisites have been reduced from level 9 to level 8, with the corresponding reduction in actions points spent required.
    • The temporary boosts granted by Human Versatility no longer share a common cooldown timer with other Action Boosts, allowing a Human to use a Human Versatility and a class based Action Boost simultaneously. Note that since both provide Action Boost bonuses, identical boosts will not stack, but a Human Rogue could, for instance, combine Human Damage Boost with Rogue Haste Boost.
    • Added Wizard Pale Master I to the list of ""and one of the following"" requirements for Bard Music of the Dead.
    • Barbarian Frenzied Berserker II's Supreme Cleave sub-enhancement no longer claims to cost 4 action points.
    • The Sorcerer Capstone, Bloodline of Power, now properly stacks with other sorcerer enhancements that amplify spell damage, critical hit frequency, or critical hit damage.
    • Fixed an error that was causing Rogue Mechanic II's Smite Construct ability to fail to regenerate over time.
    • Rogue Assassin I: Thoughtburn now halts monster casting as described. Arcane Archer arrow imbues now only affect arrows.
    • Pale Masters can now self-target most negative energy spells.
    • Necrotic Touch now costs 1 SP and 1 HP to use, and can only be offensively targeted.
    • Monk Touch of Death can no longer be "double hit" when two weapons are equipped.

Spells

  • General Changes
    • Wall of Fire and Blade Barrier, when cast by monsters, now have a different appearance from "friendly" Walls of Fire and Blade Barriers. In PvP, Team 2 uses these monster FX.
    • Mummy Rot's description now explicitly says that it must be cured as both a curse and a disease.
    • Chain Lightning has been fixed to affect multiple enemies... no, seriously!
    • Removable curses that reduce or prevent positive energy healing now display a different (brighter) curse effect on a target, making it easier to differentiate between run-of-the-mill curses and healing preventing curses.

Summoned Monster changes

  • Summon Monster spells no longer have exceptionally long cooldown timers.
  • Summoned creatures now persist for 10 minutes and will teleport to their master if they are not currently in combat and their master is distant from them.
  • Summoning a second creature will banish your first creature back to its home plane.

Crowd Control & Spell Improvements

Several changes have been made to crowd control effects in Update 3:

Spell-change Overview Changes have been made to crowd control spells, permanent negative effects/spells, debuffs and offensive spells:

  • Monster trip effects will no longer re-apply to a target already “tripped” and typically were cut in duration from 6 seconds to 4 seconds.
  • In an effort prevent excessive CC durations from ever hitting our players (Ever been slept for 7 minutes?) all CC now have separate durations for players. These durations typically span a time frame of 4 to 20 seconds depending on the severity of the effect. For example, an effect causing you to be feared, but still able to run away, would have a longer duration than a short hold spell that would cause auto-critical hits on you.
  • To prevent players from being CC juggled by groups of monsters, effects no longer re-apply to a target already under the specific effect. If you are already under the hold person effect, you cannot have that duration refreshed by a new hold spell cast on you. This does not apply to players casting on monsters unless the spell previous had this trait (flesh to stone). Other new effects can be applied to you of course.
  • Several spells have been changed to provide a greater benefit to the player when they first gain access to casting the spell.
    Specific Spell Changes

  • The following spells/effects are no longer permanent. They now last 60 seconds base, and 20 seconds per level; the effects have a diminished duration on players.
    • Curse
    • Mummy Curse
  • The following spells have been front-loaded to be more useful at lower levels. These spells now have a base duration of 60 seconds, gaining 3 seconds per level, as opposed to just a few seconds per level:
    • Fireshield
    • Prayer
    • Recitation
  • The following spells are no longer permanent for players or monsters. Both players and monsters enjoy reoccurring saves against this effect, though players get saves more frequently. The spells now last 60 seconds plus 10 per caster level. The effects have a diminished duration on players.
    • Feeblemind
    • Flesh to Stone
    • Symbol of Weakness
  • The following spells/effects now have reoccurring saves and diminished duration against players:
    • Cause Fear
    • Scare
    • Hypnotic Pattern
    • Greater Command
    • Sleep
    • Fear
    • Symbol of Stunning
    • Symbol of Fear
    • Paralyzing
    • Several colors in the Prismatic Spray color wheel
    • Blasphemy
    • Otto's Resistible Dance
    • Otto's Irresistible Dance (now with less Ir!)
    • Halt Undead (ahem, yes, against certain players)
    • Chill touch (just to be on the safe side - you never know!)
    • Vampire Domination
    • Ice Flenser Poison
    • Jarilith Fearful Presence
    • Lich Paralysis
    • Gelatinous Cube Paralysis (he has a sad now)
    • Idyllic Touch
    • Mind Blast from Mind Flayers
      • Now has a diminished duration against players. Stand there too long, though, and he's still gonna eat your brains.
  • The following spells/effects now have a diminished duration against players:
    • Hold Person
    • Hold Monster (hey to them, you're a Monster)
    • Hold Animal (just in case!)
    • Snare (the spell, not the trap)
      • Now has a max duration of 60 seconds
    • Beholder Petrification
    • Earth Elemental Petrification
    • Change of Heart
  • Other Spells
    • Touch of Idiocy
      • Touch of Idiocy now has a duration of 60 seconds plus 30 seconds per caster level with a reduced duration against players.
    • Hypnotism
      • Hypnotism had its duration increased slightly. Its duration against players has been reduced. Players get a reoccurring save while under the effects of hypnotism.
    • Ghoul Touch
      • Ghoul Touch now has a reoccurring save, but a duration that scales better with level.
      • Ghoul Touch will now cause enemies near the afflicted target to become sickened.

Crafting

  • Epic Augment Slot Restoration: The component cost to clear augment crystals has been changed from a Scroll of Dispel Magic to 3 Epic Dungeon Tokens, as stated it would when this ability was added.
  • The epic ritual of restoration can now be performed on Exclusive items. An interim item will be created when the exclusive item is placed in an Altar of Epic Rituals with three Epic Dungeon Tokens. That interim item ("Essence of ___") can be placed by itself in the Altar of Epic Rituals to re-create the original item, cleansed of all Augment Crystals or other rituals.
  • The various ingredients from the Path of Inspiration and Dreaming Dark adventures now fit into Ingredient Bags as expected.

Items

  • Items that are meant for specific genders (like hairstyle potions) will now pop up a dialog if a character with the incorrect gender attempts to use them.
  • The eternal wands of finger of fire, spark of light, and acid splash have had their caster levels (and thus their damage output) increased. This improvement is retroactive.
  • Handwraps
    • New monk items have been added to the end reward lists of several quest chains. (Catacombs, Cult of the Six, Delera's Tomb, Splinterskull, and Abandoned Excavation.)
    • Handwraps with a +1 or greater enhancement bonus now properly set the wearer's unarmed strikes to dealing magical damage.
    • Handwraps with bane enchantments no longer display the bonus to hit that type of enemy twice.
    • Goblinoid and Gnoll bane handwraps no longer grant bonuses to hit against one of those creatures and bonuses to damage against the other.
  • Temporary damage amplification effects now grant +15% per tier instead of +10%, making them superior (in the short term) to permanent item effects. This change does not affect universal temporary damage amplification effects.
  • The set bonus for the Pale Master set has been changed to "This item is one of two pieces of the Pale Master set. When both items are equipped you will gain a 30% bonus to all Negative Energy damage, as if you possessed a Greater Nullification IX item. If you also have the Pale Master 3 Enhancement, these items will grant a 60% bonus to all Negative Energy damage, as if you possessed an Epic Nullification IX item."

Monsters

  • A bug that caused some spellcasting monsters to refuse to cast (especially at solo players) has been fixed.
  • Monsters should now be a bit smarter about returning to their patrols after de-aggroing.
  • Ogre Mages will now spend a much shorter amount of time recovering to full health in their gaseous forms.
  • Beholders can no longer remove the effects of a bard's Suggestion song with their antimagic powers.
  • Air elementals are now slightly less annoying.

Other Changes

  • Fixed a crashing issue upon exiting the client.
  • Fixed a crashing issue while auto-targeting.
  • Fixed a stuck spot in the Marketplace.
  • Fixed a stuck spot in the Forgotten Caverns.
  • A breakable vase in Grey Moon's Den was stubbornly refusing to be smashed. It has been reprimanded, and should now behave itself.
  • Fixed a crashing issue / black-screen hanging during client initialization due to spurious keyboards and mice.
  • There is now more bacon in Stormreach.

Known Issues

  • Known Issues are now available, click here









Release Notes Update 3 Patch 1 Official

From DDO Compendium
Official Game EntryContents
1 Release Notes: Update 3 Patch 1
1.1 Of Special Note
1.1.1 Celebrating 4 Years of DDO
1.1.2 The Anvil of Repairing
1.2 Quest & Adventure Area Changes
1.2.1 Gianthold Tor
1.2.2 Vault of Night
1.2.2.1 Tharashk Arena
1.2.2.2 Prisoner of the Mind
1.2.2.3 Haywire's Grotto
1.2.3 Demon's Den
1.3 Spells
1.3.1 General Changes
1.4 Items
1.5 Other Changes
2 Known Issues

Release Notes: Update 3 Patch 1

Welcome to the Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online! These release notes were posted Thursday, February 17th 2010.

Of Special Note

  • True Reincarnation is available once again!
  • True Reincarnated prestige effects have been restored. Lesser beings will once again look upon you with awe!
  • Players who lost favor by running a quest on Casual Difficulty are now able to reacquire favor for that quest on higher difficulty levels.
  • Celebrating 4 Years of DDO
    • We're kicking off the festivities for DDO's 4th Birthday, starting with a special scavenger hunt event! By finding hidden decorative eggs in the Marketplace, you can get a prize, and the more eggs you find, the better the prize! To learn more about the event, click here! Additionally, check out the following special activities related to the Scavenger Hunt for DDO's 4th Birthday!
    • All characters created prior to February 18th, 2010 will receive Tokens of the Traveler that can be used to participate in the Traveler's Scavenger Hunt.
    • Free player characters will receive 5 tokens
    • Premium player characters will receive 10 tokens
    • VIP characters will receive 15 tokens
    • Additional tokens can be purchased in the DDO Store!
    • All characters created prior to February 18th, 2010 - regardless of account type - will receive a Blessing of the Traveler. This special item can be redeemed after a successful run of the scavenger hunt for rare prizes! Speak with the NPC Taj in the Marketplace after completing your egg hunt to redeem your Blessing. If you miss the event or do not wish to play the scavenger hunt, Taj will also offer you a somewhat less exciting prize in exchange for your Blessing at any time.
    • Additional Blessings of the Traveler can be purchased in the DDO Store!
    • In honor of DDO's 4th Birthday, redeeming a Blessing of the Traveler with Taj after an egg hunt gives a chance to receive Hearts of Wood!
  • The Anvil of Repairing It is possible to win an Anvil of Repairing during the Traveler's Scavenger Hunt when using a Blessing of the Traveler! This special Anvil summons an Efreeti Forgemaster into your quest who will expertly repair any items you have for a price. After two minutes, he will leave the area and can only be resummoned by using another anvil.
    • Each anvil is 1 use, and the Efreet will provide you a one minute warning prior to his departure.
    • Anyone in your party may use the Efreet to repair their items in the quest.
    • The Efreet may not be summoned in raids or public spaces, but may be summoned in quests and 6-man adventure areas.
    • The Efreet is stationary and will not follow you around the quest.

Quest & Adventure Area Changes

  • Gianthold Tor
    • The quest has been reopened. It is no longer possible to open the quest on Epic difficulty (for now).
  • Vault of Night
    • All players are now required to be on the story quest to enter the Vault of Night raid, per normal raid timer functionality.
  • Tharashk Arena
    • The ready room fight in Thrashk Arena should now scale correctly on Epic.
    • Access to the rest shrine in Thrashk Arena is now gated by that encounter.
    • Thrashk Arena will no longer drop epic treasure on normal difficulty settings.
  • Prisoner of the Mind
    • Orphne should be more willing to gather her items.
  • Haywire's Grotto
    • On Epic difficulty, Haywire's foundry will now drop Epic dungeon tokens for the whole party instead of just the first person to make the grab.
    • Epic level treasure will no longer drop in Haywire on normal or other non-Epic settings.
  • Demon's Den
    • The Marilith is less tolerant of adventurers in the main chamber.
    • The difficulty has been increased slightly on casual and normal setting.
    • The difficulty has been decreased significantly on elite.
    • Demon's Den now has an extra treasure chest.
    • The persistent cloud effect spells have been removed from the Djinni Ritualist mini-bosses.

Spells

  • General Changes
    • Flesh to Stone has been updated. The duration is now 80 seconds +5 seconds per caster level with reoccurring saves every 24 seconds.

Items

  • Epic Red Dragonscale armor, docents, and robes now tell you who can repair them.
  • The Epic Stonemeld Plate will now have its proper +6 enhancement bonus and Earthgrab Guard effect.
  • The Epic Kundarak Delving Suit will now have its proper +6 enhancement bonus.
  • The level drain effect of the assassin III item set bonus will no longer affect red-named or purple-named bosses.

Other Changes

  • Adventurers in House Deneith were trespassing in private, walled gardens, getting trapped, and then having to be rescued by the city guard. Appropriate measures have been taken to keep the intruders out.
  • In order to prevent tragic accidents, the Risians included spells in their blocks of ices so that if the ice rink were spawned on top of a swimmer, that swimmer would be harmlessly teleported to a safe location. One of the spells was applied crookedly, however, resulting in everyone who used the small slide getting booted to the side of the ice rink. The spell has been adjusted accordingly.
  • It is now possible to remap what key opens the in-game web browser.

Known Issues

  • Known Issues are now available, click here








Release Notes Update 4 Official

From DDO Compendium
Official Game Entry
Contents
1 Release Notes: Update 4
2 News & Notes
2.1 Of Special Note:
2.1.1 New Adventure Packs
2.1.1.1 Sentinels
2.2 UI Improvements
2.3 Quest & Adventure Area Changes
2.3.1 Taming the Flames
2.3.2 Vault of Night
2.3.2.1 Tharashk Arena
2.3.2.2 Prison of the Mind
2.3.3 Devils of Shavarath
2.3.3.1 Vision of Destruction
2.3.4 Acid Wit
2.3.5 General Quest Changes
2.4 Skills, Feats, and Abilities
2.4.1 Skills
2.5 Spells
2.6 Crafting
2.7 Items
2.8 Monsters
2.9 Reincarnations
2.10 Other changes
3 Known Issues




Release Notes: Update 4

Welcome to the Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online! These release notes were posted Monday, April 5th 2010.

News & Notes

Adventure steals in from the sea! The high walls and crack troops of House Deneith are not enough to protect it from the most vicious, blood-crazed crew of pirates ever to rove the crashing seas of Eberron.

Of Special Note:

  • New Adventure Packs
    • Sentinels In this new series of swashbuckling adventures from DDO, join the Sentinels as they seek to defeat the pirate scourge. But don’t think you’re safe once the seas are clear: the skies themselves will rain scurvy death?and scurvy undead. Because when this pillaging pirate captain runs short of troops, he just brings back the ones you’ve already disposed of. Pirates?and zombies? How could it get any better?

      Cut the pirate lair off the map in a daring assault!
      Close down the booty business at the Pirate Mart
      Zombie Pirates! Board their black ship to cut them off at the source!
      Root stinking pirate spies out of the House of Deneith!
      Will you defeat Captain Tew and discover the infamous pirate leader's ultimate secret?
      Find out in this exciting new Adventure Pack available for levels 6 through 8, and also available for level 20 characters on Epic difficulty!

UI Improvements

The default keymapping for the in-game access to my.ddo and social sites is now Ctrl-M

Quest & Adventure Area Changes

  • Taming the Flames Fixed a stuck spot
  • Vault of Night
    • Tharashk Arena The quest objectives have been changed slightly to avoid issues with players not getting credit for killing one monster in there.
      Strange ten thousand hitpoint kobolds will no longer spawn on elite in Thrashk Arena. Thank you for playing.
    • Prison of the Mind It is no longer possible to bypass the Minotaur maze.
      Fixed stuck spots.
      Orphne dreamed up some changes to the dream landscape that should help Hirelings get around easier.
  • Devils of Shavarath
    • Vision of Destruction Blowing the trap boxes in the raid will no longer cause their explosion effects to spam.
  • Acid Wit The Troglodytes have amassed more wealth in their efforts. Perhaps some brave adventurers can take it from them.
    The rare encounters should be a little less rare now.
  • General Quest Changes Epic traps have been re-calibrated to damage very close to level 20 elite traps. Enjoy!

Skills, Feats, and Abilities

  • Skills Certain traps can no longer be automatically detected. Spot is once again being correctly checked.

Spells

Mass Heal now affects one target per caster level.

Crafting

The Risian recipe for Cold touch can no longer be added to an item that already has a cold effect, as per the recipe description.
Risian recipes that add Cold Touch, Frost, and Icy Burst to a randomly generated weapon can no longer be stacked on each other in random orders, and items that previously had multiples stacked in this manner now have only the most powerful effect.

Items

Xachosian Larvae are no longer stackable or bankable.

Monsters

Some additions were made to the text of the Epic Ward description. The Epic Ward that creatures get on Epic Difficulty has always made creatures immune to death effects and death effects have always included Banishment and Dismissal. The text now mentions the word "banishment". This ward has also given epic creatures the ability to regenerate negative levels fairly quickly and to shake off charm spells more quickly than non-epic creatures. The text now mentions these benefits as well.

Reincarnations

If you have earned enough experience to progress to your next character level (your experience bar will be blue and the "ready to level" icon will appear in the upper right corner of your screen), it is no longer possible to begin a reincarnation before you have leveled up with the trainer. Level with your trainer first and you can then proceed with your reincarnation.

Other changes

It is no longer possible to receive your tome early by using the "Share" button on the 1750 Favor achievement.
The Warehouse District of the Harbor is currently under construction. While no businesses have been obstructed, citizens should be mindful of the workers, and avoid standing under scaffolding to avoid work hazards.

Known Issues

Known issues are now available, click here!






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