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Academy of Neverwinter: Tips leading into Module 16: Undermountain - Chris - 04-17-2019



Greetings Adventures,

Only one week to go until the Undermountain Expansion, and class re-balancing.... (Tuesday the 23rd-)

What do you need to do in the remaining week in Neverwinter, so that you will be prepared?

Below a nice guide; I gave it a read before transferring my characters and trying out the Preview/Test server yesterday.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CDXf2k27IlLeKbzYq8FM_urSGD3TLatuKW3DASp1hFY/edit

A few comments from my quick dip into the Preview/Test server:  
It looks like the 'new' Undermountain gear we are given (right at the start before any combat) is the same item level as the Vistani items we received in Barovia, usually 644 item level from what I am seeing. (Unless these are just placeholders, as it seems the flavor text and abilities are suited for Barovia, damage against undead, etc.)
[What happened to the Apprentice Armor sets Cryptic was talking about we would have to restore 'from their ruined condition.'  I thought that might be our 'starting' set.

[I might have my alt do this first at launch, as your first character gets the armor with level 8 enchantments, and your following characters get level 6 enchantments.  My main has better enchantments than 8s....]

In the collection you receive, it is certainly nice to get starting "companion gear" for your companion so those slots are not empty-  (I had already picked up three inexpensive +3 "companion gear" items from the auction house, which are much better.)

Certainly having 12 or more open inventory space will be a big deal;  I was not prepared, and Neverember quickly gives you a full set of stuff, whether you need it or not. Trying to move things around with 12 things in your overflow bag was a pain.  Especially if you want to pay to remove enchantments, (which will need inventory space,) etc.

In prep for next week I need to grind some things, and donate stuff in the guild bank!   Certainly I wouldn't spend time now upgrading any current equipment, or artifacts, but leveling Bonding Runestones is a good thing to do now.
Collect Astral Diamonds, unlock boons in campaigns, collect Refinement points, stock-up on Seals of the Brave (so you can convert them to the new seals at launch) and level all your companions to max.

Let me know if you have other questions either in Neverwinter, or in STO, and I'll see you online.

Chris
Enter your Neverwinter characters here:
https://academy-of-neverwinter.shivtr.com


RE: Academy of Neverwinter: Tips leading into Module 16?: Underdark - sfcmradj - 04-18-2019

Thank you for the info chris, i will try to reach lvl 70 on my main during the coming days. All my points and builds really sucks and i was planing to reset and retrain everything from scratch but now with the comming mod 16 i have a question:
do i work on the reset/retrain on my main character before mod 16 or just play and when mod 16 go live, i create a new character and make it my main?
I am enjoying my CW although it need major modifications.


RE: Academy of Neverwinter: Tips leading into Module 16?: Underdark - Chris - 04-18-2019

(04-18-2019, 11:21 AM)sfcmradj Wrote: Thank you for the info chris, i will try to reach lvl 70 on my main during the coming days. All my points and builds really sucks and i was planing to reset and retrain everything from scratch but now with the comming mod 16 i have a question:
do i work on the reset/retrain on my main character before mod 16 or just play and when mod 16 go live, i create a new character and make it my main?
I am enjoying my CW although it need major modifications.

Everyone will get a free respec at the launch next Tuesday, as the mechanics for power points, feats etc, are changing.

So, I'd just keep doing what you are doing, and re-work the CW next Tuesday when everyone else is trying to figure it out too. ; )


RE: Academy of Neverwinter: Tips leading into Module 16: Undermountain - sfcmradj - 05-19-2019

Now that i reached lvl 80 and get the free undermountain gear, how i can work to get higher lvl gear?
i heard about lvl 800 or 900 gear. can you give me some hints on how i can work on getting these gears?


RE: Academy of Neverwinter: Tips leading into Module 16: Undermountain - Chris - 05-20-2019

Congratulations on getting level 80-
(You can get the Undermountain Gear [item level ~628 I believe] at Level 70, which seems to be a copy of the Barovia Vistani gear you get starting the Barovia zone.)

So, gear information:

As you start moving through Undermountain, you will start getting green gear, and eventually blue gear, that will have higher item levels then the Undermountain gear. (So, you will start replacing / upgrading piece by piece.)

While I am only just finished with with Twisted Caverns, most of my gear has been replaced once or twice from the Undermountain quest line. In the next three zones, I am sure that will continue!

Weapons are more complicated.
Once you can start running Master Encounters, you have a chance of getting Alabaster weapons, which will be a really nice upgrade.
Also, you can get new seals by running the 'Lair of the Mad Mage' dungeon, and they have end game armor and weapon artifact sets. (Check the seal vendor in Yawning Portal.)

There is also the Watcher Set https://pwimages-a.akamaihd.net/arc/92/4c/924cfcfa860732f8aeb7cf664bae4c581552949008.png
But folks on the forums haven't figured out how it drops yet. ; )