As with many of my characters, I never trained Lynncletica much beyond their aligned epic destiny of Grandmaster of Flowers. That’s changed, of course.
At level 26, she’s holding her level-ups as she fills up other destinies to gain other abilities when using Twist of Fate slots.
In what areas I have leveled, I found myself tempted to take epic feats that supported Lynn’s unarmed damage. But I’ve resisted so far.
If I’m ever to tank reliably in raids such as “Temple of the Deathwyrm”, I need two other abilities: physical resistance and healing amplification.
Both of these are supported in one defensive destiny I will use for tanking: Unyielding Sentinel. That’s no surprise, I’m sure.
My PRR goal was 150, or 60% damage reduction. Looks like I’ll easily have most of this, 142 PRR minimum, by level 27 with the following:
- Ultimate Mountain Stance (Monk stance): 15, untyped
- Iron Skin (Shintao enhancement): 15, untyped
- Meditation of War (Shintao enhancement), 10, Insight bonus
- Epic Damage Reduction (Epic feat, level 27): 10, untyped
- Improved Combat Expertise (Legendary Dreadnought, tier 2, Twisted, while in Combat Expertise stance), 20, untyped
- Heed No Pain (Unyielding Sentinel, while in Unbreakable stance): 30, untyped
- Ring with Sheltering +27 (Enhancement bonus)
- Planar Prowess (Antipode handwraps and Planar Focus of Prowess): 15, untyped
- Guardian Angel (when <50% HP): 40-60 (WIS score and saving throws to PRR for 30 seconds)
There’s still more to play with depending on Twist of Fate slots, such as the tier 4 Standing with Stone from Grandmaster of Flowers as a Twisted ability (15 untyped), the level 29 Outfit of the Celestial Guardian’s +38 Sheltering, the Legendary Boots of the Devil Commander (Quality +8; it’s Insight bonus is offset by Meditation of War) and either Scion of Limbo for a chance at +30 PRR or Scion of Earth for +20.
Beyond 150 PRR, there’s little point. I’d be better off improving miss-chance, Reflex saves (which Lynn is weakest), AC and healing amplification.
A few friends in party have been impressed at my healing amplification, and I like it, too. Nowandays it’s easy to calculate this: Just open your character sheet and hover your mouse pointer over your HP information.
At level 27, I have an absolute minimum amp of 110. That comes from
- Human Improved Recovery (racial enhancement): 60, untyped
- Shintao core enhancements: 50
The guild airship buff Bath House adds 20.
The remaining are situational based on selected feats, destiny, Monk stance or equipped items.
- Epic Jidz-Tet’ka (while in Fire Stance, Insight bonus): 50
- Iron Mitts (Competence bonus): 60
- Vigor of Battle (Unyielding Sentinel): 20
- Scion of Limbo (Legendary feat, random buff): 40
Through equipment and Fire Stance, 270 is my current high in Unyielding Sentinel. This isn’t an optimal configuration as it compromises my PRR and AC defense significantly, so it’s for illustration.
Then I wear an epic Shamanic Fetish for a 108 equipment bonus to positive spell power, and a 28 Heal skill that stacks on this.
I smack the training dummy with Fists of Light vampiric healing curses. Here’s the result.
And then I use the Healing Ki finisher.
Yep. I heal myself for around 425 to 525 HP per 10 seconds on Healing Ki alone and restore 5 to 10 HP while charging it up per attack over about 10 seconds.
And, like most epic players, I twist Rejuvenation Cocoon, which hits for up to 9 seconds or until healed. I had to go into the Subterrane to find a living spell to damage me to test this. Here’s that result.
So Lynncletica, even with only 200 amp, should have ample means to keep herself hale and hearty through many fights, restoring one-third to one-half her HP at any time.
But it’s slash damage that scares me most, and I must do what little I can to ward off some of that, in as much as epic monsters will allow that. By level 27 the Guardian Cloak will have to help as I haven’t discovered any other mitigation options just yet.
I hope to tank my first raid this weekend. If it happens I’ll try to record or take a few shots of it. Tanks tend to be a busy sort of group.