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Update 63.1
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Illithid Invasion
Release Information
Released on November 8, 2023
Changes

News and Notes:

Bug Fixes:

  • Special shield priests now make their allies ethereal in "Pilgrim's Peril" when shielding them to prevent players from getting stuck in a corner by invulnerable enemies. This also applies to enemies being resurrected.
  • The recipe for creating a Deck of Many Curses now shows the correct card icons, and the tooltip shown when hovering over the icons now shows the correct number of cards required.
  • Fixed a typo in the description of The Curse of the Sentient's Meal. This Curse now also properly increases the value of the item it is applies to by 100,000 platinum.
  • Questgivers for the Illithid Invasion now properly recognize the state of the event when a new instance of the Sharn Clifftop Towers District opens.
  • Fixed an issue in "Astral Ambush" where some coins that were meant for decoration were hovering in the air


Update 63
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Patches
Illithid Invasion
Release Information
Released on October 18, 2023
Changes

Of Special Note

The Illithid Invasion begins!

From the vastness of the Astral Plane, an ancient hunger descends upon Eberron...

Take part in a one-time event across Dungeons & Dragons Online! The game needs YOUR help to stop the Illithid Invasion! Powerful and unusual Illithids are on the prowl throughout the world. Update 63: Illithid Invasion is a limited time event in which you'll scour Reaper difficulty dungeons throughout the game to locate these powerful invaders! Defeating these threats unlocks new quests that hold the key to ending their sinister plan! The dungeons stick around after the event, but the invasion happens NOW! Join the fight today!

As part of Update 63 players can unlock four extreme challenge dungeon quests:

  • Pilgrims' Peril
  • Stolen Power
  • Horde of the Illithid Controller
  • Astral Ambush

These quests are all level 34 and only available on Legendary difficulty. Speak to a Twelve wizard named Omryn Cedarbrook in the Clifftop Tower District of Sharn to learn more! Other NPCs will be located near Omryn as the dungeons become available.

News and Notes:

The Deck of Many Curses

Collect cards to make Decks, then use those decks to apply mysterious Curses to your equipment! Cards from the Deck of Many Curses can appear in end chests throughout Update 63's Illithid Invasion quests.

  • Once you have enough cards, click on a card to open a UI that allows you to turn 12 of each card type into a Deck!
  • Cards are unbound, and Decks are Bound to Account.
  • Click on a Deck to open a UI that allows you to add a random effect to an item of your choice! The item must be unequipped.
  • Adding a Deck effect to your item does not impact its minimum level or ability to be equipped.
  • A special Card of Curse Cleansing can appear very rarely in almost any chest throughout the game! This card removes an applied Curse from the Deck of Many Curses to an item, allowing the item to receive another Deck effect.
  • Deck effects cannot be placed onto Cosmetics, Wands, Scrolls, Quivers, or Ammunition.

Bug Fixes:

  • Wrack Construct in Battle Engineer now correctly does +10/20/30% damage.
  • Shadowdancer Core 4 now works correctly with Trap the Soul.
  • Fixing apothecary new t4 to reduce spell costs correctly.
  • Falconry's Tier 2 Sprint Boost now states its correct percentage.
  • Light and Dark is now correctly 3 rank.
  • Holy Smite/Chaos Hammer/Unholy Blight/Order's Wrath from Divine Disciple upgrade now works on Mephits.
  • The first core of Divine Disciple's dark side no longer locks out Core 20 capstones.
  • A typo has been corrected in Avenging Cleave.
  • Feat descriptions from Knight of the Chalice have been removed.
  • Occult Slayer's antimagic action boost now works with things that proc on action boosts.
  • The buffs from the Flasks of Icy Coffee are now dispelled via Rest.
  • The scaling version of Improved Deception now correctly boosts your Bluff and not your Hide skill.
  • Items with Disease Guards now more reliably drop with those Disease Guards correctly attached to the item.
  • New copies of Vinelasher Bracers and Legendary Vinelasher Bracers have a correctly scaling Improved Deception effect.
  • The Dinosaur Bone Greatsword has done a flip and now faces the correct direction.
  • Secret chests from Vecna Unleashed no longer give you a Fire Elemental Essence.
  • You can now break breakables while under the effects of Fiendish Symbiosis.
  • Several icons have been corrected in Blightcaster.
  • Corrected an icon in Primal Avatar.
  • Holy Retribution now properly scales with Melee and Ranged Power, and the ranged version now correctly restores Smite Evil charges.
  • Dusk Surge in Legendary Dreadnought now properly restores Action Boosts with ranged weapons.
  • Ear Smash is now a +10/20/30% damage scalar.
  • Law of the Divine in Divine Crusader now scales correctly with Melee and Ranged Power.
  • Tabaxi's bonus trip DCs for quarterstaff now correctly increment.
  • A player with the Rune Arm proficiency destiny ability will no longer just lose their offhand sometimes.
  • Fixed a typo in Blight Wolf's tooltip.
  • Fixed a typo in the capstone of Eldritch Knight (both Sorcerer and Wizard.)
  • Some typos in the Legendary Dreadnaught buff bar have been corrected.
  • Fixed a few material type issues on weapons; weapons in Morgrave University are no longer made from bone, for example.

Engineering:

  • Doubleshot now properly factors in all on-crit effects to multiply their damage values.
  • Sentient weapons should no longer fit into any recipe that could destroy it.

Known Issues:

  • Monster Manual entries for Update 63's enemies will arrive in a future game update.


Update Loot
Update 62
Attack of the Night Revels
Release Information
Released on October 4, 2023
Changes

Of Special Note:

The Night Revels has returned!

Night Revels has returned with new rewards! Read our guide on DDO.com. Available through October 31st!

This year's Night Revels features new rewards, including:

  • Mount: Reaper's Steed (Red)
  • Pet: Spectral Pseudodragon Certificate
  • Cosmetic Armor: Defender of the Harvest
  • Cosmetic Cloak: Cloak of the Autumnal Feathers
  • Cosmetic Hat: Harvest Hunter's Hat

And returning with new benefits:

  • Almond-Coated Shadow Apple
  • Darkswirl Caramel Bite
  • Sweet Cinnamon Cloud
  • Almond Shadow-Spice Candy

News and Notes:

Active Attacks Rebalance:

  • We are changing all attacks that have a +[W] component as part of their attack to use a percentage increase in their damage, following this scale:
W ScalarPercentage Boost
+1W+10%
+2W+20%
+3W+30%
+4W+40%
+5W+50%
......
+10W+100%
  • This means that if you had, for example, an attack that had +3[W], that attack will now instead deal +30% damage. The goal is to make active attacks more worthwhile across the entire level range. The big benefit of percentage boosts is that an active attack dealing 50% more damage at level 10 is the same level of efficacy as one dealing +50% at level 30, whereas +5[W] means more at level 10 as it does at level 30. This standardization will make attacks a lot easier to balance as they'll be worth the same percentage bonus DPS no matter what level you are, what dice your weapon has, what bonus damage you have, and what W score your weapon is.
  • This overhaul also allows us to rebalance a variety of active attacks to spruce them up a bit.
  • Additional Info:
    • Attacks that increased their W scale or other bonuses in a nonlinear or otherwise unusual fashion have been adjusted to be linear. This includes attacks that started at 1[W] and never increased beyond that across their ranks. Example: Wracking Strike/Shot in the Mechanic tree now deals +10/20/30% damage instead of the +10/10/10% it would have been.
    • Attacks that used to have a lesser scale for their ranged versions have been adjusted to match their melee counterparts.
    • Attacks that used to secretly scale with W but never told you they did so have been tracked down and their tooltips have been adjusted.
    • Attacks that used to deal in .5[W] scales have been rounded up to 10%. We're going to try to keep things on multiples of 10% if at all possible.
    • Attacks that hit multiple times have had their bonus damage set lower to compensate for their multi-hit status.
    • Attacks that had a high W scale for their level and are of an area of effect have been adjusted to appropriate values.
    • Attacks that hit multiple times have had their bonus damage set lower to compensate for their multi-hit status.
    • Cleave and Great Cleave have been updated to deal +20% and +40% damage respectively.

Weapon Scaling Rebalance

  • We are standardizing weapons across the entire game to follow a new W scale. This affects all named weapons and shields, with exceptions listed below:
    • Items that are level split - aka have Normal/Hard/Elite versions, remain as-is.
    • Very old legacy items with sufficient creative nostalgia or effort required to obtain them remain as-is.
    • Specialty scripted quest items remain as-is.
    • Old event items that have been retired remain as-is.
    • Crafted items that gain minimum levels when they are upgraded (such as Alchemical) now have their dice set to the highest minimum level they could obtain.
    • Note that this does not affect things that boost W scores on weapons, such as Vorpal or the Deadly Weapons spell. We are changing the base W on the weapon itself, and not adjusting any W-boosting gear or effects. If a weapon is level 30, it will be 5[W], and casting Deadly Weapons will make it 6[W] as expected.
  • Our goal is to provide a way for items to scale upwards as the level cap continues to increase and fix up some of the dead zones concentrated around high Heroic levels and early Epic levels where gear advancement isn't as meaningful.
LevelW ScalerLevelW ScalerLevelW Scaler
1-101.0W
111.2W213.2W315.2W
121.4W223.4W325.4W
131.6W233.6W335.6W
141.8W243.8W345.8W
152.0W254.0W356.0W
162.2W264.2W366.2W
172.4W274.4W376.4W
182.6W284.6W386.6W
192.8W294.8W396.8W
203.0W305.0W407.0W

Other Balance Changes

  • Monk Class
    • Monk combo builders now deal +10% damage, and their alignment based builders deal +15% damage.
    • Monk Finishers now deal +30% damage.
    • Touch of Death now deals +30% damage.
    • Touch of Despair now scales with the highest of Dexterity or Wisdom and uses Assassinate DCs to determine its DC.
  • Stormsinger
    • Stormsinger's Metamagic costs are now set to the standard Action Point cost for Metamagic enhancements (2Action Point each), and their antirequisites have been fixed.
  • Across the Board
    • Spell Power scaling Imbues have been standardized: They are all now 1d8 damage per Imbue dice and all now scale with 75% Spell Power instead of 100%.
    • Affects:
      • Eldritch Knight
      • Arcane Archer
      • Warchanter
      • Warpriest/Warsoul
      • Battle Engineer
      • Dark Apostate
      • Blightcaster
      • Vile Chemist
      • Swashbuckler
  • Arcane Archer (both Elf and Ranger)
    • Force Arrows is now 1 rank 2 Action Point (uses the 3rd rank bonuses).
    • True Strike is now 1 rank 2 Action Point (uses 3rd rank bonuses)
    • Inferno Shot is now 1 rank 2 Action Point (uses the 3rd rank bonuses)
    • Shattermantle Shot is now 1 rank 2 Action Point (uses the 3rd rank bonuses)
    • Dispelling Shot is now 1 rank 2 Action Point (uses 3rd rank bonuses)
    • Arcane Archer core 1's enhancement bonus now stacks with everything.
    • Arcane Archer's tier 5 Improved Elemental Arrow's critical hits now scale with Imbue dice, dealing 1d10 per imbue dice on a critical hit, and apply to the Force Arrows imbue. (this replaces the current force arrows on-crit 1d10)
  • Kensei
    • Tactics is now 1 Action Point per rank.
    • Weapon Focus vertical lines and the Exotic Focus enhancement are now 1 Action Point.
  • Dwarf
    • Shield Mastery's cost has been reduced to 1 Action Point/rank (this also affects human's and Purple Dragon Knight's Fighting Style multiselector).
  • Purple Dragon Knight
    • Sniper is now +1/2/3d6 Ranged Sneak Attack Dice and +2/4/6 Point Blank Shot distance, and now costs 1 Action Point/rank (this also affects human's Fighting Style multiselector).
  • Vile Chemist
    • Core 1 is now: +1 Reflex save. Each core ability you take in this tree beyond the first grants +5 Physical Resistance Rating.
    • Cores 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 now grant +5 Poison Spell Power, 2% Dodge, and 2% Dodge cap while in Orchidium instead of their original Orchidium boosts.
    • Core 3 is now Hidden Blades I and grants +5 Universal Spell Power, +3% Doublestrike and Doubleshot, and +1 Imbue Dice.
    • Core 4 is now Hidden Blades II and grants +5 Universal Spell Power, +3% Doublestrike and Doubleshot, and +1 Imbue Dice, as well as granting you full Base Attack Bonus.
    • Core 5 is now Hidden Blades III and grants +5 Universal Spell Power, +3% Doublestrike and Doubleshot, and +1 Imbue Dice, as well as a +1 Competence Bonus to Critical Multiplier with all Simple weapons.
    • Core 6 (Venom's Grip) now grants: +4 Intelligence, +10 Universal Spell Power, +3% Doublestrike and Doubleshot, and +2 Imbue Dice.
    • Willful Ambition is now Swift Ambition and boosts Reflex saving throws.
    • New Tier 4: Simple Thrown Mastery: If you have Simple Thrown Expertise, you now use the higher of your Intelligence or Dexterity to determine how much Doubleshot you gain from that feat.
    • Sapping Ambition which was very buggy is gone and is now Brushed Aside: You gain the Defensive Roll feat.
  • Apothecary
    • Core 1 is now: +1 Will save. Each core ability you take in this tree beyond the first grants +5 Positive and Negative Spell Power.
    • Cores 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 now grant 2% Positive and Negative spell critical damage while in Verdanite instead of their original Verdanite boosts.
    • Core 6 now grants +2 Transmutation DCs passively without requiring Verdanite.
    • Tier 5 Master Apothecary now grants an additional +1 Spell Penetration (since this bonus was removed from Core 3).
    • New Tier 4: Magical Toolbelt: 1 rank 2 Action Points: You gain +5% Magical Efficiency (since this bonus was removed from Core 4).
    • Energy of the Scholar rank 3 is now 100 Spell Points.
  • Bombardier
    • Core 1 is now: +1 Fortitude save. Each core ability you take in this tree beyond the first grants +5 Fire/Cold/Acid/Electric/Poison Spell Power and +1 Burning Ambition Dice.
    • Cores 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 now grant +2% Fire, Cold, Electric, Acid, and Poison Spell Critical Damage instead of their original Pyrite boosts.
    • Core 6 now grants +2 Conjuration DCs passively without requiring Pyrite.
    • Cores 3, 4, 5 no longer grants Burning Ambition dice inconsistently and now just grants +1 each as per the text of core 1.
    • Cores 3, 4, and 5 now grants +3 caster levels each BUT now require you to take different elements each time.
    • Swift Ambition is now Holistic Ambition and grants Fortitude saving throws.
    • The Rapid Condensation SLA has been removed.
    • There are now 3 Vial SLAs in tiers 1, 2, and 3. You must take a different Vial element each time.
  • Divine Vessel in Warpriest/Warsoul now deals +30% damage.

Quests and Adventure Areas

  • Fire Over Morgrave
    • The Optional end chest in Fire Over Morgrave now gives Burning Planar Scraps 100% of the time.
    • Recipes for certain secret Shields now work properly.
  • Amber Temple: A series of changes have been made to the Sealed in Amber quest from Ravenloft to improve the experience. Specific changes include:
    • A couple secrets are easier to find.
    • Optional objectives XP increased across the board.
    • Clarification: you can still find random scrolls as you explore in addition to guaranteed ones.
    • The quest is now less random, with a reasonable main route to completion. Random routes can still be pursued, although some doors have been adjusted.
    • The cut scene can now be skipped by interacting with Zhudun's amber slab a second time.
    • There are now fewer Flameskulls per square mile.
    • The Dark Gifts are less likely to escape before the heroes get to hear them out.
    • There are now markings near the doors on the floor for easier identification.
    • Icons on the map have been improved, The three Guardians have map notes that should help people find them better, and doors have clearer icons on the map as well.
    • Optional objectives XP increased across the board.
  • The following raids now have a small chance to drop +8 Tomes:
    • Hunt or be Hunted
    • Dryad and the Demigod
    • Skeletons in the Closet
    • Fire Over Morgrave

Engineering:

  • A few changes have been made to how we automatically generate tooltips for active attacks. The following statistics are now automatically placed within active abilities' tooltips and no longer need to be added in by hand:
    • Bonuses to critical threat or multiplier for that attack
    • Cooldown
    • (new) Bonus percentage damage increase for that attack (see the Active Attacks Rebalance for more info!)
    • If you spot any active ability with duplicate information, or information you believe to be incorrect, let us know and we can correct that ability's tooltip!

Bug Fixes:

  • Using Machrotechnic's Mending Burst with the Dissonance Drive upgrade no longer applies debuffs to you and your party members; only to enemies.
  • Barbarian's Enhancement Trees have had a few icons corrected.
  • Corrected icons for the Blightcaster Imbue effects.
  • Corrected text in Draconic Incarnation's Epic Strike.
  • Iced Edges no longer falls off you when you die.
  • Vile Chemist's Poisoned Shot now works correctly with crossbows and more reliably applies the Red spell state.
  • The Brightbane Emerald now correctly gives Insightful bonuses instead of Competence.
  • Feral Charge now correctly appears on the Character Sheet.
  • The level 32 Spectral Throwing Dagger now correctly throws itself.
  • The Wrath of Sora Kell set bonus now does what it says on its tooltip.


Update Loot
Update 61
Vecna Unleashed
Release Information
Released on August 16, 2023
Changes

Face the Power of Vecna

Experience the Thrilling Climax of The Codex of the Infinite Planes Saga! High amongst the Sharn city of Towers, something sinister is afoot in the halls of Morgrave University. The Codex of the Infinite Planes has escaped to the academy, and with it comes the dark presence of Vecna and his cult. Now with the university's vast collection of rare and powerful artifacts under their control, the destiny of not just Sharn but the entire Eberron plane hangs in the balance. Do you have what it takes to stop Vecna before he claims your universe for his own? Prepare to explore new areas, face perilous enemies, and uncover dark secrets in Vecna Unleashed.

Includes 13 Dungeons and a new raid (raid coming soon!) To acquire any of your purchased items, speak to Makraal in the Clifftop Tower District of Sharn. Enter the Morgrave University Air Shuttle nearby to travel to Morgrave University! Access Vecna Unleashed content through the air shuttle by traveling to Upper Morgrave University. Ultimate Edition purchasers of Vecna Unleashed can travel to Upper Morgrave University using their teleportation item. Players can travel to the Clifftop Tower District by accessing Sharn through their Sharn teleportation item, or through the docks in The Harbor.

News and Notes:

Balance Adjustments:

We've adjusted 13 distinct features across 7 classes and 2 universal trees to provide a larger holistic set of changes meant to intrigue character builders and shore up some statistical weaknesses. These adjustments include Action Point cost reduction, Cooldown reduction, and generalized buffs meant to bring up underused specs and add excitement across the board.

  • Harper Agent
    • Cores 1, 6, and 18 now give +1 To-hit and Damage and not just hit/damage versus Evil.
    • Core 20 now gives +2 to all ability scores, +1 hit/damage, +5 hit/damage vs Evil, and +20 Universal Spell Power.
    • Weathered Traveler Tier 1 now gives 2/4/6 Energy Resistance.
  • Swashbuckler
    • Battering Barrage cost reduced from 2/rank to 1/rank.
    • Thread the Needle now gives +5% to-hit (percentage bonus based on precision) while Precision is toggled on.
  • Warchanter
    • Spinning Ice, Frozen Fury, and Skaldic Scream now use the highest of Dexterity, Charisma, or Strength for their DCs.
    • Their DCs are now (0x bard level / 1/2 bard level / 1x bard level) and (10/12/14) (Skaldic Scream is 1x bard level and 14.)
    • Spinning Ice is now a 3/4/5[W] Cleave.
    • Northwind's cost has been reduced from 2/rank to 1/rank.
  • Sorcerer Savant
    • Tier 5 Actives scale with highest of Charisma or Constitution, and not just Constitution.
    • Earthen Armor (Tier 4 Earth Savant) is now +3/+6 Armor Class.
  • Ninja Spy
    • Tier 2 and Tier 4 Dark Ki upgrades now grant +1 to hit and +2 to damage to match similar enhancement lines.
    • Tier 5 Touch of Despair now grants +3 To-hit and +3 to damage to match similar enhancement lines.
  • Shintao
    • Tier 2 and Tier 4 Light Ki upgrades now grant +1 To-hit and +2 to damage to match similar enhancement lines.
  • Henshin Mystic
    • Lighting the Candle now applies the fire portion of its imbue to Ki Spells.
  • Class: Monk
    • Quivering Palm has a new DC formula: DC 10 + monk level + highest of Dex or Wis mod + assassinate bonuses.
    • It also now gains +4 DC on a failed saving throw.
    • Known Issue: The DC boost portion of Quivering Palm is currently granting +2 DCs instead of +4
  • Assassin
    • All of the active poison attacks up the line are now +3W, use full rogue level for their DCs instead of half, factor in assassinate bonuses for their DC, and now make certain enemies that would be immune to poison, weak to poison.
      • Ice Chill = Undead
      • Heartseeker = Elementals
      • Soulshatter = Outsiders
  • Vistani
    • Kukris now function with this tree, with the exception of the core 12, which only gives +1 multiplier (this keeps them in parity crit-wise with daggers as they naturally have +1 threat range over them.)
  • Archmage
    • Master of Magic (Core 20) now also grants +20 Universal Spell Power, and increases from +2 Intelligence to +4 Intelligence.
    • Efficient Metamagics have their Action Point cost reduced from 2 to 1, since AM having metamagics be good seems flavorful.
    • Spell Penetration has its AP cost reduced from 2 to 1.
    • Energy of the Scholar has its AP cost reduced from 2 to 1, matching other trees.
    • Cores 12 and 18 now grant a generic +1 to caster level and max caster level.
  • Vanguard
    • Stunning Shield cooldown reduced to 45/30/15 seconds.
    • Shield Rush cooldown reduced to 40/30/20 seconds.

Bug Fixes:

  • Ravager's Laughter now reliably adds Fury to your character.
  • The Challenge XP panel is no longer a string table error.
  • Consecration now heals Hirelings (note: this note was erroneously in U60 release but is actually here.)
  • When you have items in the Store queue and clear the queue, the queue icon now properly clears itself from you when the queue is empty.
  • Lighting the Candle's buff now has the correct text for real this time.
  • Fixed a mess of errors and typos in the tavern keepers logic in The Harbor
  • Augmented Summons Feat from temporary sources will now work on Hirelings.
  • The Augmented summon buff will no longer be stripped from Hirelings when they die.
  • Various summon enhancements from the warlock enlightened spirit tree and magus destiny will now work on henchmen again and also not be stripped on death or rest.
  • Knock down animations on pixies will no longer blip.
  • Caster Level scaling should now work as expected on all Rune Arm shots.
  • Huge Black Puddings can no longer subdivide into 8 slimes, and now have a maximum subdivision of four.
  • The third tier of Morgrave University Favor now grants +2 Saves versus Magical Beasts.
  • Equipping a Rune Arm should no longer hide your main hand weapon.
  • Archmage's Heighten Metamagic no longer erroneously requires character level 12
  • Shield Specialization line's damage bonus is now visible to the player.
  • Nature's Protector's natural armor bonus now correctly stacks.

General Changes:

  • Tomes of Learning and Epic Tomes of Learning (both Greater and Lesser) have been upgraded and now check each tier of difficulty independently to determine if you are "repeating" a quest. This means that completing a dungeon on Heroic will not count as "completed" for the Epic tome, so you'll be eligible for the Tome's first time bonus again separately.
  • A set of performance updates have been applied to the game that affect combat bonuses, spell casting, login times, and regen in public spaces in an effort to reduce generalized and gameplay lag.
  • Dretches will now pitch goo a little more frequently when being kited.
  • Enemy casters will have a longer cooldown when casting Comet Fall to make it less spammy.
  • The Legendary Dread Isle's Curse set now correctly lists its Profane Attack and Damage bonus value in its tooltip.
  • The volume of combat music in Fables of the Feywild and Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh has been lowered.

UI:

  • You can no longer move the Rune Arm Charge UI. This change corrects an issue that was making it sometimes difficult to attack while charging a Rune Arm.
  • The DDO Store logo has been shifted so it no longer blocks interaction with header links when purchasing subscriptions.


Update Loot
Update 60
Vecna Unleashed Pre-Purchase
Release Information
Released on July 26, 2023
Changes

Of Special Note:

Pre-purchase for Vecna Unleashed is available

Face the Power of Vecna! Experience the Thrilling Climax of The Codex of the Infinite Planes Saga!

High amongst the Sharn city of Towers, something sinister is afoot in the halls of Morgrave University. The Codex of the Infinite Planes has escaped to the academy, and with it comes the dark presence of Vecna and his cult. Now with the university's vast collection of rare and powerful artifacts under their control, the destiny of not just Sharn but the entire Eberron plane hangs in the balance. Do you have what it takes to stop Vecna before he claims your universe for his own? Prepare to explore new areas, face perilous enemies, and uncover dark secrets in Vecna Unleashed!

Unleash the power of the Macrotechnic with a new Epic Destiny, battle powerful creatures that have been unleashed amongst the halls, and experience new dungeons that will push you and your group to the limit! The latest Dungeons and Dragons Online expansion, Vecna Unleashed, is available for pre-purchase now! Get immediate access to the new Macrotechnic Epic Destiny with any edition of Vecna Unleashed!

News and Notes:

General Balance and Gameplay Changes:

  • The Legendary Curse of Agony now has a maximum duration of 60 seconds.
  • The pause at the end of tumbling with the Experimental Tumble Controls has been removed, allowing for a seamless Dodge experience.
  • There is now a dance for Raptor and Panther mounts!
  • We've done some adjustments to the flow of the early game involving taverns in The Harbor. Tavern keepers in The Harbor can now be asked for "Quest Leads" and grant vector quests leading to the various quests around The Harbor. There is also a bit of info about favor and the compendium there. To get started, talk to the barkeeps in the Wayward Lobster or the Leaky Dingy.
  • We are updating Dungeon Alert to put some bite back into the system, which has not scaled well against ever-increasing player power over the years.
    • If Red Alert is maintained for 30 seconds uninterrupted, a new Purple Alert will now trigger.
    • On Purple alert all enemies will gain True Seeing, similar to how bosses have it.
    • On Purple Alert all enemies will gain 25% Dodge Penetration and a very large to-hit bonus while flanking (the enemy is behind you).
    • On Purple Alert enemies who have been Crowd Controlled will break free in six seconds, and will break free faster for every time they are crowd controlled.
    • Defeating enough enemies to leave Red alert while in Purple will cause alert to immediately shift to Orange. If you go back up to Red from Orange, maintaining Red for another 30 seconds will cause you to go back up to Purple. Don't ignore Red Dungeon Alert!
    • Movement speed bonuses have been increased for all Dungeon Alert levels by about 20% for enemies that are CR 10 and higher.
    • We are aware some content has some trigger issues and we are working through the feedback we've already received.
  • Slaads will no longer spam throw boulders while sliding, but have now also remembered they have tongues!
  • Exalted Whirlwind and Avenging Whirlwind now work with Be The Whirlwind.
  • Acid volumes now scale with level and difficulty. This makes them less lethal at low level but more dangerous at high level.
  • The following Favors should now Grant Rewards:
    • If your character has passed the Threshold, speak to the respective Favor NPC and you should be granted the Feat.
    • Below is the list of Awarded Feats:
      • Gatekeepers: 700 Favor: +2 Saves Versus Extraplanar Creatures
      • Keepers of the Feather: 240 Favor: +2 to Listen and Hide Skills
      • Summer Court: 180 Favor: +2 to Diplomacy and Perform Skills
      • Morgrave University: 150 Favor: +5 Hit Points

Bugfixes:

  • Players impacted by a recent bank space expansion error should now be fixed, and are now able to purchase the full bank upgrades.
  • The Wrathful Weapons weapon tooltip now has accurate text.
  • Titania's Glory now references the correct helmet in its description.
  • Corrected a misspelled Tiefling in Devil Assault.
  • A typo in Soul Survivor's quest journal text has been fixed.
  • Fixed a typo in When There's Smoke's objective text.
  • Fixed typos in Olyn Araphyr's dialogue.
  • The Stone Giant walking around Gianthold has remembered how to use his legs again and will no longer hop along his path at a jaunty angle.
  • Frogo now has ladder climb animations.
  • Removed bad tooltip info from an Enlightened Spirit ability.
  • Heroic, Epic and Legendary ancient Vulkoorim Daggers now have their proper material.
  • Pack Aptitude now properly grants its +6 bonus, and its tooltip has been corrected.
  • The tooltip in Morninglord enhancements for Sunburst has ben fixed.
  • Flurry of Blows now grants its Dodge bonus at its correct levels.
  • If you gained Flurry of Blows via Sacred Fist levels, the Dodge bonus is now correctly based off your Paladin level and not Monk level.
  • The set bonus effect of the Menechtarun Scavenger set has been fixed.
  • Some Collectable turn-in NPCs have had their descriptions fixed.
  • Combat Brute no longer sticks to your weapon forever.
  • Maiming found on randomly generated and named items now correctly only triggers on a critical hit.
  • Metalline Bond now displays on your weapon properly.
  • The Silverscale augment now has a more accurate tooltip.
  • Tooltips on Proof against Poison and Disease Augments have been fixed.
  • Laughter's Melee Power now applies more reliably.
  • Hallowed items are now correctly Enhancement typed bonuses and not Sacred typed bonuses, and also boost the correct stat.
  • The exit in Haverdasher is now named The Harbor instead of The Marketplace.
  • Consecration now properly heals hirelings.
  • Corrected a text error in Lightning the Candle's buff.
  • The Power Word spells are now correctly listed as Enchantment spells.
  • Acid Bolt is now properly a conjuration spell.
  • Fixed the description of the Thorn Blade spell.
  • Vile Eruption now deals its correct damage through Earthquake.
  • Fixed description on Grandmaster of Oceans.
  • Fixed name of Rakhat's Trifle and other miscellaneous Rakhat text.
  • Fixed the description of Heal, Mass.
  • Diplomacy is now slightly less buggy!
  • Druid's Improved Dodge now has a % sign in its tooltip.
  • Arcane Tempest is less likely to get stuck on enemies forever.
  • Fixed a number of crowd control abilities that were not being properly counted as crowd control.
  • Uncanny Balance now has its correct prerequisites.
  • Stormsinger's Electrocution now correctly triggers from Cold spells, and boosts Cold Spell Power.
  • Distraction from Feydark Illusionist may now properly be used without breaking stealth.
  • Kelas' Volatile Mixture is no longer secretly acting like a throwing dagger instead of an Orb.
  • Transcend Darkness can now be properly trained.
  • Fixed the names of Transcend Darkness and Transcend Light to better match the abilities granted.
  • Blossoming Peace now correctly adds its stun to Orchard Blossom.
  • Burst of Glacial Wrath now properly takes the Embolden Metamagic.
  • Removed erroneous weird recipes from the Hunt or Be Hunted raid turn-in.
  • A typo in the Legendary Winter set bonus has been fixed.
  • Cruel Cut and Mutilate now apply reliably.
  • Steal Life Force's heal now properly scales with 150% Spell Power.
  • Multiclassing into Monk now properly allows you to take Spring Attack and Ten Thousand Stars at Monk levels 1 and 2.
  • Legendary Aim now applies correctly if you are using a Repeating Crossbow and/or a thrown weapon with something in your offhand.
  • Dark Hunter's Medium Armor boost from its 2nd core no longer applies 100% of the time.
  • Druidic Wild Shape items now work on all wild shapes not just wolf/bear variants.
  • Dark Hunter's Bleed the Weak now properly scales with Melee and Ranged Power.
  • Newly created copies of the Kundarak Delving Suit now have slightly different effects to avoid overlaps.
  • The 4th core in Ravager now gives its Maximum Hit Points

Enemy AI Changes

  • Monsters will now be better about dropping aggro against players they have no hope of catching, and dropping aggro against players who passed them by but were never primary targets and might be long gone. Note this does not effect the duration they'll contribute to Dungeon Alert, only killing them or waiting for the alert to cooldown will do that once they've aggro'd and added to the alert level.
  • Monsters will no longer try to path home when they drop aggro. Sometimes these paths could get very long and performance expensive. Monsters on landscapes will still leash normally which is the teleport they do with the little yellow stop sign when they get pulled too far off their spawn point.
  • Archer/Casters will generally try to run from you less often when you get close to them. These AIs when they got jammed into corners would spend a lot of time failing to find a good spot, and we feel it's not worth the server cycles. An Archer/Caster will still occasionally move away from you, especially when they first aggro, but typically won't spend cycles trying to maintain distance anymore. Mobs with baked in jump back animations will still do those behaviors though.

Macrotechnic Epic Destiny

  • The Machrotechnic Epic Destiny revolves around the following themes:
    • Defense (but not necessarily tanking)
    • Rune Arms
    • Electric, Sonic, and Repair/Rust Spellcasting

Rune Arm Changes:

  • We are rebalancing Rune Arm shots throughout the game. We currently have around 20 Rune Arm shot types, which vary wildly in damage, number of hits, speed, spread, homing, and hitbox size. In this pass, we've standardized many things to make more Rune Arm types viable, bring in odd outliers, and make the user experience better.
    • The information below is sorted by Shot Type - Every Rune Arm with that Shot Type is affected by the listed changes.
    • The Rune Arm Charge UI is now moveable like other UI elements.
    • All Rune Arm shots now have a consistent projectile size. This should especially help ones like Light Spirals, which were so large they'd often impact the ground before actually shooting.
    • One of the biggest power disparities we tackled here is in AOE vs. Single(ish) Target Rune Arms. An example of AOE is Fire Blast, which is a cone that hits many enemies inside it. An example of Single(ish) Target is Salt Shot, which shoots 5 homing projectiles at a single target. That doesn't mean all of those will hit that target, or ONLY that target as things can get in their way, but they're single target most of the time.
      • We've made the target damage for Single(ish)-Target ones equivalent to what Salt, Knife, Ghost, Book, and Bee Shot are currently dealing (below called "New Single Target Curve"). Their damage has remained the same; other shots have come up to meet them.
      • Currently, these have similar damage curves. However, many of the AOEs only hit their target once, while the Single(ish)-Target ones can hit up to five times. Meaning the AOEs are doing 20% of the damage of Single(ish)-Target ones, sometimes less.
      • The damage on AOEs that do 1 hit to affected targets has gone up substantially across the board to put their damage at roughly half of what the Single Target(ish) ones do with the number of projectiles they fire at the same tier.
      • All Rune Arms that deal multiple damage types still do, we've just split the numbers to fit the new damage paradigm.
    • Breakdown By Shot Type:
      • Acid Bolt
        • Updated damage to New Single Target Curve
          • Changed shot spread to narrow
          • Increased projectile speed
      • Bee Shot
        • No changes (slow projectile speed remains as this one also delivers a DOT)
      • Book Shot
        • Increased projectile speed
      • Cold Bolts
        • Updated damage to New Single Target Curve
        • Increased projectile speed
      • Cannon Shot
        • Updated damage to something close to New AOE Curve, split across two damage types
          • Increased projectile speed
      • Electrical Blast
        • Updated damage to New AOE Curve
      • Electrical Lash
        • Updated damage to New AOE Curve
          • Increased projectile speed slightly
          • Added homing - This projectile does not explode on impact, but this change will fire it in the direction of your target instead of straight ahead.
      • Ghost Shot
        • Increased projectile speed.
      • Fire Blast / Corrupted Fire Blast
        • Updated damage to New AOE Curve
      • Exploding Fire Shot / Corrupted Exploding Fire Shot
        • Updated damage to New AOE Curve
        • Added homing
        • Increased projectile speed
        • Made hitbox significantly larger - This now matches other shot types, but we wanted to call it out because the hitbox on this one was SO SMALL before, especially without homing, that it... often just wouldn't hit anything.
      • Force Shot
        • Updated damage to New Single Target Curve
          • Changed shot spread to narrow
          • Increased projectile speed
      • Gold Shot
        • Updated damage to New Single Target Curve
          • Increased projectile speed
      • Knife Shot
        • Increased projectile speed
      • Light Spirals
        • This shot type actually works now, no longer immediately destroys itself while standing on the ground
          • Updated damage to New Single Target Curve
          • Increased projectile speed
      • Salt Shot
        • No changes
      • Trash Shot
        • This is our outlier. Trash Shot is currently doing around double the damage of the next-best Rune Arm in the game.We've adjusted the damage down and given it homing and better projectile speed. Its damage has been reduced by around half, putting it slightly higher than the New Single Target Curve to most targets.
        • It has four damage types, but very few will almost take all four - Poison and Rust are generally mutually exclusive against targets.
          • Each damage type here is slightly higher than 1/3 of the New Single Target Curve. If you manage to find a target that will take all four types of damage... Well, this Rune Arm will be good for that.
          • Added homing
          • Increased projectile speed
          • This may not be in this build, but the tooltip is in need of some rewriting; the current one on Live describes the tiers at which you get additional projectiles, but it's entirely wrong.
  • The following shot types have been updated from shooting (2/2/3/3/4) projectiles to (1/2/3/4/5) projectiles:
    • Cold Bolts
    • Electrical Storm
    • Ghost Shot
    • Gold Shot
    • Light Shot
  • Trash Shot now shoots (1/2/2/3/3) projectiles (previously 2/3/2/2/3).
  • Electrical Storm Rune Arms no longer erroneously have Electrical Lash Rune Arms' AOE properties.

UI and Engine Work:

  • You can now right click a party member in the party UI to send them a tell.
  • You can now move the Rune Arm Charge UI element.
  • The Experience Report window has gotten a slight overhaul!
    • No longer reports about bravery streaks (as that mechanic has been deprecated for several years).
    • Now contains less empty space.
    • Now reports starting Reaper XP accurately.
    • Now shows you the previously-hidden Reaper First Time Bonus to Reaper XP.
    • Now shows your estimated Reaper XP even if you haven't activated Reaper XP by killing 10 monsters yet.

XP Adjustments:

  • Bravery Bonus has been renamed Delving Bonus.
  • Conquest now has a ceiling of 100 Kills that will always trigger conquest bonus.
  • Many quests now have working conquest bonuses that didn't before.
  • Kill Thresholds for Aggression/Onslaught/Conquest are now at lower values of 25%/50%/75%.
  • Reaper First time bonus reduced to 45%. 50% of reaper's first time bonus has been moved into a new Delving Tier (Hard 50%/Elite 100%/Reaper 150%).


Update Loot
Update 59
Droaam Legendary Edition
Release Information
Released on April 25, 2023
Changes

Of Special Note:

Update 59: Droaam Legendary Edition

The three free quests and four quests that are part of the Attack on Stormreach adventure pack now support Legendary difficulty!

Attack on Stormreach:

  • Assault on Summerfield
  • Blockade Buster
  • Undermine
  • Siegebreaker


Free quests:

  • Diplomatic Impunity
  • Frame Work
  • Eyes of Stone


You can find the NPCs for these quests in the Lordsmarch Plaza, located off of the Marketplace in Stormreach.

Performance Work

We have fundamentally changed how bonuses are calculated behind the scenes to be using a more performant algorithm to reduce lag in the game. This change impacts:

  • Feat bonuses
  • Enhancement bonuses
  • Epic destiny bonuses
  • Past life bonuses
  • Toggled bonuses
  • Temporarily granted Feats
  • Armor Class bonuses
  • Blocking Armor Class bonuses
  • Attack bonuses
  • Damage bonuses
  • Savings throw bonuses

News and Notes:

Bug Fixes:

  • We have implemented a fix intended to address a crashing issue related to sounds.
  • Level 32 skill augments now grant their listed benefit.
  • The offhand slot should no longer go missing sometimes after reincarnation as an Artificer.
  • The Legendary Spiked Turban should now have its proper visuals.
  • Mirrors of Glamering now have a clearer tooltip to explain how their eligibility works.
  • Energy Vortex Poison and Negative now both have their correct tooltips within the spell.
  • The web barriers in the quest Sacrifices can now be broken with Eldritch Blast.
  • Technomage filigree now provide their 5% Armor Class set bonus and no longer call the set the wrong name.
  • Divine Righteousness (Paladin Sacred Defender 3rd core) is now untyped and grants its correct amount of threat generation.
  • Mass Suggestion now has its correct icon.
  • A few pet benefit icons have changed to reflect their passive states.
  • Black Dragon bolt's damage to PLAYERS has been reduced to its original values (from before Blightcaster update.)
  • Natural Fighting Feats will now work correctly with Blight Wolf.
  • Fixed the bank issue where moving an item from the shared crafting storage to character bank if the character bank was full would result in the 'loss' of the item and the breaking of inter bank transfer. If this did happen to you, please contact Customer Service for your character to be fixed as well.
  • The Soul of Cruelty damage over time effect now has a cooldown again and no longer provide a triple stack from Frost Lance.
  • Enemies should no longer attack dead pets, defenders, and NPCs.
  • Spear of the Mournlands is once again considered a Favored Weapon by Bladeforged.
  • Insightful Deadly shards can now be properly applied to Trinkets.
  • Dark Apostate's Shadowform is now correctly hidden by the Full Character Overlay option.
  • Silverfang from Dinosaur Bone Crafting now grants its listed DCs.
  • Sovereign Lightning Strike on Legendary Alchemical Weapons now correctly applies
  • Pale Master's Skeletal Knights will no longer go down in CR if you level beyond level 30.
  • Dark Hunters may now use specific grenades without requiring them to bypass the UMD requirements
  • The OpenAL32.dll has been updated to v1.23.1 using the officially compiled and distributed version from https://openal-soft.org/.
  • EAX has been corrected for 64-bit clients.
  • Fixed the issue with Nature's Protectors killer instinct VFX system gradually causing client lag the more you use it.

Gameplay Changes:

  • The firing arc tolerance for general missile weapons (bows, etc.) has been upped from 45 degrees to 60 degrees. This should help avoid dry fires when the player is strafing circling a monster up close with a missile weapon.
  • Most individual Resistance, Insight, and Quality bonuses to Reflex, Fortitude, and Will Saving Throws on items have been increased by 1, putting them slightly above the values on Resistance items.
  • Work has been done behind the scenes for Universal Tree tomes to make them work slightly differently on our end. This should have no effect on Universal tome functionality - existing tomes will still function - but we wanted to let you know work had been done in case something goes pear-shaped.
  • The Fast Nightmare mount is now Bound to Account.
  • When you spot or automatically detect a secret door, a "?" icon will appear over your head.
  • When you spot or automatically detect a trap, a "!" icon will appear over your head.
  • Fury of the Wild - Great Leveler
    • Reduced the duration of the movement pause.
    • Removed awkward pause to your ability to attack after using the great leveler.
    • Detect size increased on none enhanced smash.
    • Visualizes on enhanced smash better match detect size.
    • +500 attack bonus applied to hit roll.
  • The cooldown on Sacred Vial has been increased from three to ten seconds to match Banishment and other death effects.
  • Tsunami's correct max caster level and crowd control duration have been adjusted. The Max caster level is down to 20 from 25 to match other level 9 spells, CC duration down to 6 seconds to match other CC/Damage Combo Spells.
  • Caster damage in Reaper difficulty has been adjusted for Skull 7 and higher:
    • Skull 7: From 25% damage to 23%
    • Skull 8: From 20% damage to 18%
    • Skull 9: From 18% damage to 15%
    • Skull 10: From 15% damage to 10%
  • The self-healing penalty in Reaper Difficulty has been adjusted. The penalty for self-healing while outside of combat is now the same as the existing penalty for healing others while in or out of combat.
  • Ego Whip casts by Mindflayers and Kopru will no linger scale up as aggressively in Epic difficulty.
  • Sora Kell now uses a Dispel Force Ball instead of the Dance Sphere in her encounter.

UI:

  • Any chest that is locked but can be picked now displays a "lock" visual effect over itself.
  • Pet character sheet now only sorts its pet feats by alphabetically instead of nonexistent categories.
  • Pet character sheets saving throws label is now no longer cut off visually.
  • The crafting storage sort should no longer reset if you hover over the options.


Update Loot
Update 58
Unlikely Heroes!
Release Information
Released on February 22, 2023
Changes

Of Special Note:

Of Special Note: The Anniversary Event Returns! Happy 17th Anniversary Dungeons & Dragons Online! The Anniversary Event is once again underway in House Phiarlan! This year's anniversary event dungeon features some fun updates, new rewards, and more. The Anniversary Event opens with the release of Update 58 and remains available through March 5th.

NOTE: To celebrate our 17th Anniversary we are giving away a free cosmetic armor! Players can pick up the armor by speaking with the Djinni in House Phiarlan. The armor can be acquired once per day per game world, and you can pick up the armor up as many times as you would like to during the Anniversary Event's run! If you missed last year's free gift, turn in Party Favors to select it from the prize list.

Celebrate DDO's Anniversary with 3 New Free Archetypes!

Three new Archetypes have been added to the game, free for everyone in honor of DDO's 17th anniversary!

New Free Dungeon!

A new free quest arrives with Update 58 called Kill Ten Rats! This quest is level 18 in Heroic difficulty and level 34 in Legendary difficulty. The Gatekeepers need trustworthy capable heroes to help them transport the dangerous and unpredictable artifact known as the Codex of the Infinite Planes. It must reach temporary storage at Morgrave University for safe keeping, but an unexpected threat arises! Get started by speaking with Frelda Brumlyn near the boat to Morgrave University in the Cliffside Docks District of Sharn!

News and Notes:

Dungeon Fixes:

  • Dungeon: Temple of Elemental Evil - Several small bug fixes throughout the dungeons.
  • Dungeon: Bullywugs and Booby Traps: Fixed Monster Group not spawning in final room.
  • Dungeon: Slave Pits of the Undercity:
    • Several Traps have been adjusted to make bypassing them slightly easier.
    • Several impulse traps on the Skeleton Ledge have been spread out so that you could time it more easily to by pass it.
    • Following the Puzzle, the Lightning Traps have had their knockdown taking off.
  • Dungeon: Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords - Reworked Knockback Trap on Electic Bridge and moved disarm before the trap.

Gameplay Changes:

  • Smoke Bomb's Spell Point cost has been reduced to 6 Spell Points.
  • The Destiny Feat Spirit Blades now has a faster casting time, faster projectile speed, and better homing.
  • The feat Nimble Fingers now requires the Trapfinding feat and not Rogue/Artificer levels.
  • Tempest Tree:
    • Capstone now functions in Medium Armor
    • Elaborate Parry also grants Medium Armor Max Dexterity bonus.
  • Warlock:
    • Base Eldritch Blast dice is now 1d8.
    • Base Pact dice is now 1d6.
    • The single-target basic Eldritch Blast now scales with 125% Spell Power.
    • Enervating Shadow stance now scales with 150% Spell Power.
    • All other Eldritch Blast Shapes now scale at 100% Spell Power.
    • The level 15 Warlock Pact Special abilities now scale as if they were spells and are modified by bonus Spell DCs.

UI:

  • There is a new gameplay option: Show Detailed Chest Information (Default: false)
    • While true, the first time you touch a chest (and generate its loot) the chest will print out some information about its ransack info into your chat log. Only you can see this info.
  • A series of changes have been made to tooltip generation.
    • The names of Feats and Enhancements are now bigger in their tooltips to make it easier to parse what they are.
    • SLA tooltips now display spell info, such as their spell point cost, spell DC, and spell school, automatically.
    • Certain aspects of enhancements no longer show in the tooltip (such as prerequisites) if you own the enhancement and are looking via your character sheet. When hovered over in the tree they will show their AP cost and prerequisites as usual.
  • A series of large changes have been made to how we display Feats to the players:
    • Character Creation:
      • Feats now display in neat categories that are easier to parse and sort through.
      • The summary at the bottom and at the last stage in advancement shows you all feats without category view so that you just get a list of what feats you have without them being condensed underneath a click block.
      • The collapse/expand button up top plays nice with them so you can collapse all/expand all with one click.
    • Character Sheet:
      • Feats now display in neat categories that are easier to parse and sort through.
      • Collapse/expand button works with them.
      • Feats that are acquired on a temporary basis now display an indicator below their name stating as such.
    • Level Up Screen:
      • Categories now have well formatted labels that actually match the +/- button in relative vertical area, which makes everything look a little nicer.
      • You may now click anywhere on the category to open and close it which means you no longer have to press the tiny little +/- button to open/close things.
      • There is a new check box at the top that is checked by default. when unchecked, the feat window will hide all feats that you are not actually able to train. in practice this cuts about 60% of the elements out of the window making it a lot easier to find what you want but this will obviously shift up and down depending on test cases.
      • There are two new buttons up top, collapse all and expand all. they collapse all and expand all categories, just as they do in the other two panels.
      • Slightly modified the list of feats showed to the player during level up to exclude even more feats that they will never qualify for (right now we only show you a subsection and this cleans the subsection up just a bit/)
      • The Granted Class Feats section at the top now shows the feats as they exist on you and not just their category, meaning that you actually see those feats and their icons right at the top without them being under a click block.
      • The summary panel on the following page also now shows the feats as they exist sans category, meaning you see the feats and their icons without seeing the category and the feats are no longer under a click block.
    • Feat Swap Screen:
      • Feats now display with the levels taken next to them at a glance so it's easier to parse what levels you took feats at.
      • Journals have a slightly more readable font and contrast.
  • Bank - Crafting storage now has a sorting option: Legacy Sort (the old way) or Alphabetical (A-Z) or (Z-A).
  • Hovering over your Enhancement Points now displays a formatted tooltip explaining some basics about your character, the points they've earned, and the tomes they've used.


Update Loot
Update 57
Update 57 splash image.jpg
Patches
Grip of the Hidden Hand
Release Information
Released on November 8, 2022
Changes

Of Special Note:

New Quest Pack: Grip of the Hidden Hand

The story of the Planar Eyes continues in a new quest pack - FREE to VIPs! Finish collecting the Planar Eyes for Morgrave University for a wealthy benefactor before the Cult of the Hidden Hand meddles in your plans. This new adventure pack offers five new quests for levels 16 in Heroic and 33 in Legendary! Visit the Lower Quad of Morgrave University, which can be accessed via the Sharn Clifftop Tower District, to get started!

News and Notes:

Gameplay Changes:

Imbue Update

  • An Imbue is a new type of toggle in DDO that adds extra damage to your attacks. This extra damage can be specific to certain weapon types, certain combat styles, or it can also be focused on melee or ranged.
  • Imbues scale their damage with bonus Imbue Dice, although Imbues can also scale with things like Melee or Ranged Power.
  • You can only have one Imbue active at a time. Turning on a new Imbue will turn the existing Imbue off.
  • Many former procs from existing abilities in class enhancement trees have been changed to Imbues. Benefits that previously boosted proc damage now generally boost Imbue dice.
  • Alchemist:
    • (Vile Chemist Core 2) - 1d8 Poison Damage, poison spell power
    • (Vile Chemist Core 2) +1 Dice per 3 Alchemist Levels - max 6 dice
    • (Vile Chemist Core 4) +1 Dice (replaces dice change)
    • (Vile Chemist Core 5) +1 Dice (replaces dice change)
    • (Vile Chemist Core 6) +2 Dice (replaces dice change)
  • Artificer:
    • (Battle Engineer Tier 3) 1d6 Electric damage, electric spellpower (fills in missing t3)
    • (Battle Engineer - Agility Engine t4) +1/2/3 Dice with a runearm equipped
    • (Battle Engineer - Unlock Potential t5) +1 Dice with a runearm equipped
    • The spell Elemental Weapons now grants +1 alchemical bonus to Imbue Dice (note this is still exclusive with other weapon enchantment spells)
    • The spell Greater Elemental Weapons now grants +2 alchemical bonus to Imbue Dice (note this is still exclusive with other weapon enchantment spells)
  • Barbarian:
    • (Frenzied Berserker Core 2) 1d8 Bane Damage - Melee Power scaling only
    • (Frenzied Core 4) +3 dice while Death Frenzy is active
  • Bard:
    • (Warchanter Tier 3) 1d6 Cold Damage on hit, cold spellpower
    • (Swashbuckler Tier 3) 1d6 Sonic Damage on hit, scaling wit Sonic Spellpower (note: this was the sonic on-crit thing)
    • (Warchanter) Each core beyond the first grants +1 Dice
    • (Swashbuckler Tier 4) Music Box now grants +1 Imbue dice
  • Cleric:
    • (Dark Apostate Tier 1) 1d6 Evil damage, evil spellpower
    • (Warpriest Tier 4) 1d6 Fire damage, fire spellpower - replaces t4 active attack
    • (Warpriest) Core 2, 4, 5 grant +1 Dice
    • (Warpriest T5) Wrathful Weapons now grants +3 dice instead of its separate proc, and turns your Fire Imbue to Light for the duration
    • (Dark Apostate) Tiers 2, 3, 4 grant +1 Dice
    • (Dark Apostate) Tier 5 grants +2 Dice
    • (Dark Apostate) Core 3, 5, 6 grant +1 Dice
  • Druid:
    • (Automatically granted when you choose Fire or Water Elemental Form) 1d6 Fire or Cold, elemental form locked, spellpower scaling
    • Elemental Forms now grant a flat +3 Dice
  • Favored Soul:
    • (Warsoul Tier 4) 1d6 Fire damage, fire spellpower - replaces t4 active attack
    • (Warsoul) Cores 2, 4, 5 grant +1 Dice
    • (Warsoul T5) Wrathful Weapons now grants +3 dice instead of its separate proc, and turns your Fire Imbue to Light for the duration
  • Monk:
    • (Ninja Spy Tier 3) 1d6 Poison Damage, melee or ranged power, also continues to do its regular Ninja Poison on-crit stuff
    • (Henshin Mystic Tier 3) 1d6 Fire, plus an additional 1d6 Force on crit, melee or ranged power
    • (Henshin Mystic) Each core grants +1 Dice
  • Paladin:
    • (Knight of the Chalice Core 1) 1d6 Light Damage on hit, scaling with Melee or Ranged Power
    • (Sacred Fist Core 1) 1d6 Fire or Light damage, melee power
    • (Sacred Fist) Each core beyond the first grants +1 Dice
    • (Sacred Fist) Tier 3, 4 grant +1 Dice each
    • (Knight of the Chalice) Each core beyond the first grants +1 Dice
  • Ranger:
    • (Ranger - Tempest) 1d8 Electric, melee or ranged power
    • (Ranger - Arcane Archer) 1d8 Fire/Cold/Acid/Electric, appropriate Spell Power
    • (Ranger - Arcane Archer) 1d8 Force, force spellpower
    • (Arcane Archer) Tiers 2, 3, 4, and 5 grant +2 Dice each
    • Note: All other primary Arcane Archer Imbues are also now Imbues in this system.
  • Rogue:
    • (Assassin Tier 1) 1d8 Poison, melee or ranged power (note this swapped places with Toxin Affinity which is now tier 2)
    • (Assassin - Toxin Affinity) moves to t2 (swaps with Imbue), +1/2/3 dice
  • Sorcerer:
    • (Eldritch Knight Core 2) 1d8 Fire/Cold/Acid/Electric, appropriate Spell Power (they get all 4 elements)
    • (EK Core 2) +1 Dice per 3 Sorcerer levels, max 6
    • (EK Core 4) +1 Dice (replaces dice step change)
    • (EK Core 5) +1 Dice (replaces dice step change)
    • (EK Core 6) +2 Dice (replaces dice step change) + the proc for +4 temporary dice
  • Warlock:
    • (Enlightened Spirit Tier 4) 1d6 Light, Light spell power (ALSO APPLIES TO ELDRITCH BLASTS, no other toggle does this)
    • (Enlightened Spirit Core 5) +3 bonus dice while in Celestial Spirit form
  • Racial:
    • (Drow - Racial Tree) 1d8 Poison, melee or ranged power (same as Assassin)
    • (Drow - Racial Tree) +1 dice in tier 3, 4 (new enhancements, fills in missing space
    • (Shadar-kai Racial Tree) 1d12 Cold on sneak attacks, melee or ranged power
    • (Half-Elf - Warlock Dilettante feat) 1d4 Fire damage, fire spellpower, also works on spells!
    • (Tiefling - Racial Tree) 1d4 Fire Damage on hit, scaling with Fire Spell Power vs enemies below 75%, upgrades to 1d6 below 50% and again to 1d8 below 25%
    • (Tiefling Scoundrel - Racial Tree) 1d4 Sonic Damage on hit, scaling with Sonic Spell Power vs enemies below 75%, upgrades to 1d6 below 50% and again to 1d8 below 25%
  • Universal:
    • (Inquisitive) 1d8 Law Damage on hit vs chaotic, 1d4 against non-chaotic, Melee or Ranged Power. Tier 5 ugprades can make this 1d8 vs everyone. This scales with 200% ranged power. Known issue: The tooltip for the t5s says 1d6!
    • (Inquisitive) Core 4, 5, 6 grant +1 dice each
    • (Inquisitive) Tier 2, 4 grant +1 dice each
    • (Inquisitive) Tier 5 multiselector grants +1 dice each except for 1 grants +2
  • Feats:
    • (Embodiment of Law - Destiny Feat) is now: +3 Physical Resistance Rating and Magical Resistance Rating. If you are lawful you also gain +2 Imbue dice.
    • (Embodiment of Chaos - Destiny Feat) is now: +2% Doublestrike and Doubleshot. If you are Chaotic, you also gain +2 Imbue dice.
    • (Enhanced Elemental Dice - Destiny Feat) +1 Dice
    • (Scion of the Feywild - Legendary Feat) +3 Dice
    • (Scion of the Plane of Earth - Legendary Feat) +3 Dice
    • (Scion of the Plane of Fire - Legendary Feat) +3 Dice
    • (Scion of the Plane of Water - Legendary Feat) +3 Dice
    • (Scion of the Plane of Air - Legendary Feat) +3 Dice
    • (Scion of Arborea) +1 Dice
    • (Offhand Versatility) - Orb/Runearm gains +1 Imbue dice
  • Destinies:
    • Shiradi Champion mantle gains 1d77 per 7 bonus dice - this is not an Imbue toggle BUT gains benefits from your Imbue dice!
    • Draconic Tier 3 now grants +1/2/3 Dice
    • Crusade! buff in Divine Crusader now grants +1 dice
    • Ghost Touch in LD is now "Esoteric Touch" and grants both Ghost Touch and +1 Imbue Dice
    • Shared Mantle in PA now also grants +3 Imbue Dice while within the PA Mantle
  • Items:
    • Filigree Set Bonuses that used to give a scaling Imbue on-hit now give bonus Dice, with some granting +1 and some granting +2 depending on if they also granted things beyond the on-hit damage
    • Augments from Hunt or Be Hunted Raid now give +1 Enhancement bonus to bonus Dice
    • Certain Set Bonuses get +1 Dice in heroics, +2 in epics, +3 in legendary (artifact typed):
      • Profane Experiment
      • Echoes of the Waking Ancestors
      • Crypt Raider
    • Miscellaneous:
      • Pain Touch 1 and 2 from Ravager have had their small on-hit proc replaced with +5 Melee Power.
      • Death Frenzy now grants +6 Strength since regular Frenzy is losing its Strength bonus.
      • Divine Crusader's Law of the Divine still deals 1d6 Law damage on hit per epic/legendary level, but its Vulnerability and Armor Piercing benefits have moved over into Bring Down Wrath so that the enhancement is more usable for people not using shields, and also so you can get the debuffs without needing the Feat slot. Note that the Embodiment of Chaos upgrade in Fury is unchanged by this pass.
      • Rather than the upgrade for Tempest's Lightning Stance increasing base damage, the base toggle now is the Imbue and the upgrade grants the full +30% absorption.
      • Iced Edges is now 1 rank and is no longer a prerequisite of the rest of the ice line.

Hit Points

Changes have been made to hit points in classes and enhancement trees with Update 57 to better support newer players and melee character builds in heroic level game play. This includes changes to Class hit dice, updating how heroic durability functions, and much more.

  • Epic Defensive Fighting is being replaced by a series of options. The bulk of the Hit Points granted with Epic Defensive Fighting are now distributed in Combat Style Feats and Enhancement Trees, with some changes to Class Hit Dice.
  • Replacement Competence bonuses have been spread around enhancement trees, mostly in Tier 5 of melee-focused trees.
  • Heroic Durability has been updated to provide +30 Hit Points. In addition, for every melee combat style feat you take (up to four), you gain a 25% bonus to the Hit Points gained from your class levels. Epic and Legendary levels count at half value. This bonus can only stack up to 100%.
  • All classes with a Hit Die of d4 have had their Hit Dice increased to d6.
  • Bard, Artificer, and Rogues now have a Hit Die of d8.
  • Ranger has been increased to d10.
  • Alchemist
    • Tier 5 Chemical Weapon now gets a multiselector called Chemical Body, which grants a 15% Competence bonus to Hit Points along with 10 Melee Power.
  • Artificer
    • Tier 5 Battle Engineer's Reconstructed Arms and Edges now grant a +20% Competence bonus to Hit Points in addition to their previous bonuses.
    • Tier 5 Regenade Mastermaker's MasterMakernow grants a +20% Competence bonus to maximum Hit Points in addition to its original effects.
  • Barbarian
    • Tier 5 Ravager's Uncanny Balance now gains a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points in addition to its original bonuses.
    • Tier 5 Frenzied Berserker's Healing or Hurt now grants a +25% Competence bonus to hit points in addition to its original bonuses.
    • New Tier 4 - Occult Slayer: Rune Carved Armor - You gain a +25% Competence bonus to maximum Hit Points and +2 to all Saving Throws versus Magic while wearing medium or heavy armor. Costs 2 Action Points.
  • Bards
    • Tier 5 Swashbuckler's Second Skin has been updated and has had its Action Point cost reduced to 1. Second Skin now provides +1/2/3 Reflex Saves, +2/4/6 Maximum Dexterity Bonus to Armor Class. Rank 3 grants a +20% Competence bonus to Hit Points.
    • Tier 4 On the Mark has had its Action Point cost reduced to 1 per rank.
    • Tier 5 Warchanter's Howl of the North now also grants a +20% Competence bonus to Hit Points in addition to its original bonuses.
  • Cleric
    • Tier 5 Warpriest's Divine Bastion now grants a +20% Competence bonus to Hit Points in addition to its original bonuses.
    • Class Feat - Cleric Animal Domain's Hit Point bonus has been reduced to 4 Hit Points per level.
  • Druid
    • Core 4 - Nature's Warrior - Howl of Winter now grants a passive 5% Primal bonus to maximum Hit Points in addition to its previous effects.
    • Tiers 3/4/5 - Nature's Protector - Ursa line's restriction has been updated to be usable by druids in bear form either using shield or wearing medium or heavy armor.
  • Favored Soul
    • Class Feat - Stout of Heart has had its Hit Point grant reduced to 4 Hit Points per level.
    • Divine Champion no longer increases Threat. Divine Champion also now grants a +20% Competence bonus to Hit Points in addition to its other benefits.
  • Fighter
    • Tier 5 Kensai - Weapon Master now grants a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points if a melee weapon focus was selected in Core 1 in addition to its original bonuses.
    • Tier 5 Stalwart Defender's Thick of Battle has been replaced with a flat passive 100% Threat bonus and now grants 60 Hit Points.
    • Tier 5 Against the Odds now grants 60 Hit Points in addition to its original effects.
    • Core 4 Stalwart Defender's Stand Fast now grants a +10% Quality bonus to Hit Points in addition to its original effects.
    • Tier 5 Block and Cut has been updated to perform a melee attack with your main hand weapon, 2/4/6[W] on Damage. Gain a +10/15/25% Morale bonus to Doublestrike and a +10/15/25 bonus to Armor Class for 5 seconds. Cooldown 10 seconds.
    • Tier 3 Stalwart Defender's Defensive Stance has been increased to a +25% Competence bonus at rank 3.
    • Tier 5 Vanguard's Brutal Impact now grants a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points in addition to its original bonuses.
    • New Fighter Perk: Second Wind - Auto granted for fighter level 2. Active this ability to regain 50% of your maximum Hit Points. 15 second cooldown. You can used this once per rest, with an additional charges gained at Fighter levels 4, 8, 12, 16, 20. This can be used while Crowd Controlled. At level 8 Second Wind removes negative effects like the Panacea spell. (Note: This heal will apply as a inflict if your undead or repair if you are a construct)
  • Monk
    • New Tier 5 for Henshin Mystic and Ninja Spy: Self Defense - Grants +5 Magical Resistance Rating, MRR Cap and a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points.
    • Tier 5 Shintao's Empty Hand Mastery now gets a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points in addition to its original effects.
  • Ranger
    • Tier 5 Tempest's Dual Perfection now grants a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points in addition to its original bonuses.
  • Rogue
    • Tier 5 Assassin's Light Armor Mastery Rank 3 now grants a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points in addition to its original bonuses.
    • Tier 5 Acrobat's Staff Specialist now grants a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points in addition to its original bonuses.
  • Paladin
    • Tier 5 Knight of the Chalice's Vigor of Life now grants a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points.
    • Tier 5 Vanguard's Brutal Impact now grants a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points in addition to its original bonuses.
    • Tier 5 Sacred Fist's Divine Strike has been renamed to Divine Striker, and now grants a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points in addition to its original effects.
    • Tier 3 Tenacious Defense upped to 25%, like Fighter.
  • Sorcerer/Wizard
    • Several changes were made here due to the "shorten" spell range play style going away. Reminder: Any bonus marked "Passive" works if you own the enhancement.
    • Knight's Transformation has been updated. While this toggle is active your Base Attack Bonus is increased to equal your character level. When you successfully hit with an Eldritch Strike you gain Knight's Strike: +30 Universal Spell Power and +3% Critical Spell Damage for 30 seconds.
    • Improved Knight's Transformation has been updated. While Knight's transformation is active you gain a +1 Competence bonus to your weapon's critical multiplier. When your Eldritch Strike hits you gain the additional bonuses to your Knight's Strike of +3 To Hit, Damage and 3% Doublestrike. Passive Bonus: Gain a +15% Competence bonus to maximum Hit Points, whether the toggle is active or not.
    • Knight's Striker: Knight's Strike gains +2 Evocation and Conjuration DCs and +20 Melee Power. Passive: You gain mobile spell casting.
    • Knight's Controller: Knight's Strike gains +2 Enchantment DCs, +2 Illusion DCS, +4 Spell Penetration and +20 Melee Power. Passive: You gain mobile spell casting.
  • Falconry
    • Tier 5's Dangerous has been updated and now has a multisector called Swift. Dangerous now provides +10 Melee Power and a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points. Swift: +3 Reflex Saving Throws or 10 Ranged Power.
  • Vistani Knife Fighter
    • A new enhancement has been added called Grudge Bearer, which is a multiselector off of Whirling Blades that grants a +25% Competence bonus to Hit Points. Costs 2 Action Points.
    • Improved Natural Fighting: Wolf form's Competence bonus has been increased from 15% to 20%.

Other Gameplay Changes

  • Falconry's mechanics have been revised slightly for playability:
    • Falcon Pet will now automatically soar up when any combat starts and return when combat is over. It will no longer go up and return after each strike but will stay aloft ready to strike as the combat continues.
    • The shared cooldown on all Falconry attacks has been reduced from 3.5 seconds to 1.3 seconds.
    • Falcon attack effects will now occur more quickly after each button press.
    • Falconry Melee/Ranged attack animations will now be affected by speed increases such as haste.
  • The level 1 Bolt spells no longer share a cooldown.
  • Wading through shallow water is now a bit faster when moving forward (about the speed it would be if you jump skipped.)
  • The spell Longstrider now makes you ignore the effects of shallow water.
  • Scorpions no longer burrow unless they are bosses or mini bosses and will only due so to close the distance.
  • Phase spiders will no longer phase as much when going toe to toe in melee.
  • Monsters will now cast Tactical Detonation on a longer cooldown.

General Bugfixes:

  • Fixed an issue that was causing player abilities to sometimes break when the player was rapidly hitting other actions or even the action itself (if it was just coming off cooldown.)
  • Barbarian Fatigue no longer applies erroneously with Tireless Rage.
  • Grandmaster of Flowers Core 4 now provides its proper Hit Point and Spell Resistance bonuses.
  • Razorclaw Shifter can now use Whirlwind Attack with a better animation.
  • Dark Apostate's Enhanced Curse 3 now applies more reliably.
  • Condemnation and Acceptance in Divine Disciple now correctly grants Spell Critical Damage instead of Spell Power.
  • Divine Disciple core 5 now properly boosts alignment spells.
  • Numerous spells have now properly been marked as Alignment and Divine Spells.
  • Negative Energy Adept in Pale Master no longer requires Wizard level 4.
  • A variety of abilities that use the Whirlwind Attack animation now properly scale with your attack speed (Exalted Whirlwind, Avenging Whirlwind, Arcane Tempest.)
  • Purge the Wicked in Divine Crusader now correctly doubles your critical confirmation bonus and critical damage.
  • Ride the Lightning in Stormsinger now gives its intended bonus.
  • The Night Revels Spectral Dragon dungeon skulls now hit for their correct damage.
  • Be the Whirlwind from Fury of the Wild now works with the Whirlwind feat correctly again.
  • Several Stances such as Power Attack and Combat Expertise no longer put all spells on cooldown.
  • The Path of Light feat is now properly awarded to Bladeforged (although the Lord of Blades will be very sad if you choose to forsake him.)
  • Force in Tandem from Feydark Illusionist now correctly lasts through death.
  • Primal Avatar's Spells are now appropriately leveled and therefore some of them work vs liches.
  • Certain XP elixirs now function more reliably and no longer have a minimum level of 20 erroneously.
  • Razorclaw Shifters using Smite Evil will use better animations.
  • Players will no longer see "an invalid item has been removed from your inventory" when receiving an auto-consume item like Astral Shards.
  • Items can now be organized within the tabs of the Reincarnation Bank.
  • Items can now be moved from the Reincarnation Bank to the Personal and Shared bank. If you attempt to move a Bound to Character item to the Shared bank, it will fail and the item will be placed at the top of the Main tab of the Reincarnation Bank.
  • A variety of typos and text errors have been corrected.

UI Changes:

  • Spell components now have a type and number tag at the front of their name to help them sort in the DDO Store, player inventories, and elsewhere more easily.
  • Feats with skill requirements now display those requirements better in their tooltips.
  • Players will no longer be given a confirm dialog when looting an item that is bind on acquire when in a party with only Hirelings.
  • The Bank system's tab rename button has been updated and is now a button labeled "Rename".
  • When closing a Bank panel other than the Shared Bank, remaining panels will remain active. When the Shared Bank is closed all other bank windows are closed. If the player does not have the Shared Bank enabled, the shared bank can be closed, but any other bank panel being closed, will close the rest.


Update Loot
Update 56
Archetypes & Archvillains
Release Information
Released on August 31, 2022
Changes

Of Special Note:

  • The Temple of Elemental Evil has been updated!
  • Archetypes have arrived!
    • Archetypes are a new way to play a class! We're debuting with three Archetypes FREE TO EVERYONE:
    • Dark Apostate (Cleric): A Negative energy, dark magic using, Undead-shrouded necromancer!
    • Sacred Fist (Paladin): A Handwraps-using Paladin that combines Ki with Holy energies!
    • Stormsinger (Bard): An archetype focusing on Sonic, Cold, and Electric storm-based spellcasting!
    • When you select a class during character creation, a side window will appear that will contain the Base Class along with any of its associated Archetypes.
  • Bank and Reincarnation Cache User Interface Update!
    • We've updated the User Interface for the Character Bank, Shared Account Bank, and the Reincarnation Cache! Everyone will have the same amount of space they had prior to the update, but functionality has been greatly improved, including the ability to create tabs with editable names!

News and Notes:

Temple of Elemental Evil

  • Temple of Elemental Evil Part One has been turned into two separate quests, with the first containing the Upper Temple and the Earth Temple and the second containing the Lower Temple.
  • Temple of Elemental Evil Part Two has been turned into five separate quests, with each Elemental Node becoming its own quest and the fifth quest leading into and including the fight against Zuggtymoy.
  • Additionally, several quests have had objectives added to make their game play flow more clearly.
  • The Zuggtmoy and Falrinth encounters have had their difficulty adjusted.
  • The rewards for Temple of Elemental Evil have been adjusted:
    • NOTE: Existing Temple of Elemental Evil loot is NOT changing, and everything you have will remain unchanged, including its minimum level.
    • New items now appear in Temple of Elemental Evil at Minimum Level 8 in Heroic difficulty and Minimum Level 31 in Legendary difficulty. These items will appear in End Chests in ToEE quests.
    • There are now four Set Bonuses, one for each of the four elements in the Temple.
    • Some new Augments can be found in random encounter chests, in both Heroic and Legendary difficulty.
    • Some new wands can be found in random encounter chests as well.
    • Old Temple of Elemental Evil named items will now be located in various tougher optional objectives in the new quests. These items remain unchanged.
    • The old Temple of Elemental Evil item crafting system has been removed, although existing Ingredients will continue to exist. Existing base and crated weapons and armor will continue to exist, but will no longer drop. The old crafting station remains in its prior location.

Archetypes

  • Archetypes are new ways to play existing classes, and three Archetypes are now available. Here are specific details pertaining to archetypes:
  • If an ability requires you to be a specific class, any Archetype of that class will also qualify. For example, Dark Apostate (Cleric) will qualify for any ability that requires you to be a Cleric.
  • Archetypes can have different enhancement trees from their base class.
  • Archetypes can have different class Feats.
  • Archetypes can have different class spell books.
  • Archetypes can also have their own alignment restrictions.
  • Characters can multiclass into an Archetype just as they would a regular class, but a character cannot multiclass an Archetype with its base class or another Archetype of the same class. So a Cleric Archetype could multiclass into Fighter or a Fighter Archetype, but a Cleric Archetype could not multiclass into a different Cleric Archetype or base Cleric class.
  • Archetypes have their own Past Lives that fit into the current Heroic Past Life system. If your majority class is in an Archetype, you will earn that Archetype's Past Life.
  • An Archetype's Past Life counts as a Prerequisite for the Heroic Active Past Life Feats, and an Archetype's Past Life Feat qualifies someone for Heroic Completionist if they have not earned it already. If you have one copy of all Heroic class Past Lives done on a character except for Cleric, for example, you'd be able to qualify for the Cleric portion with either base Cleric or with Dark Apostate. This means that as we release new Archetypees, Heroic Completionist won't be removed from players that have already earned it, and new options will open up for players still on that journey. Finally, with this release, Heroic Completionist will become automatically granted to characters that qualify.
  • When you select a class during character creation, a side window will appear that will contain the base class (again) and its Archetypes.
  • When multiclassing into a Archetype, you'll talk to that class' trainer, and you'll be asked if you would like to multiclass into the base class or any available Archetypes. If no Archetypes are available, or if you are ineligible for them because you are already that Archetype or that Base class, then you'll skip to the leveling up section you are already familiar with.
  • When selecting another player or viewing your own character sheet, Archetypes will be displayed in the class breakdown. Example: Dark Apostate 18, Monk 2.
  • You may swap into a Archetype during a Lesser Reincarnation. You won't need a +X Heart to swap levels during that Lesser Reincarnation; swapping into a Archetype during a Lesser Reincarnation does not count towards class swap totals and does not require class swaps to perform.
  • Dark Apostate (Cleric) - Changes from Base Class:
    • Instead of automatically preparing Cure Wounds spells, Dark Apostates automatically prepare the Inflict Wounds spells.
    • Past Life: Dark Apostate: +5 Negative Healing Amplification and +5 Negative Spell Power (stacks 3 times).
    • New Tree: Dark Apostate, Replaces Radiant Servant
  • Sacred Fist (Paladin) - Changes from Base Class:
    • Armor Class Bonus: (1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20) - This version scales off of Charisma instead of Wisdom. If you are part-monk this will use the highest of Charisma or Wisdom.
    • Flurry of Blows (1)
    • Unarmed Strike (1, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20)
    • Evasion (2) (Note: they do not get Improved Evasion except as a Tier 5 enhancement in the Sacred Fist tree.)
    • Path of Light (1) - This is the Handwraps deity feat. As with all deity feats it grants Proficiency with its weapon (in this case Handwraps). It is automatically granted rather than being chosen during feat selection.
    • Divine Dream (6) - This is the level 6 "special" Deity feat. It makes you considered to be in Heavy Armor while centered for the purposes of the Sacred Defender tree. This does NOT let you be centered in heavy! It is automatically granted rather than being chosen during feat selection.
    • Removed: Sacred Fist Paladins do not gain Shield, Armor, or Martial Weapon Proficiency of any kind. Note that because they get the Path of Light this means they can use Handwraps!
    • Past Life: Sacred Fist: +5 Healing Amp and +5 Positive Spell Power per stack.
    • New Tree: Sacred Fist, Replaces Knight of the Chalice
  • Stormsinger (Bard): Changes from Base Class:
  • Stormsingers gain the following feats:
    • Magical Training (1)
  • Stormsingers do not gain the following feats:
    • Improved Inspire Courage +1
    • Improved Inspire Courage +2
    • Soothing Song
    • Ballad Melody: Greatness
    • Inspiration Melody: Heroics
  • Past Life: Stormsinger: +5 Lightning and Sonic Spell Power per stack.
  • New Tree: Stormsinger, Replaces Swashbuckler

General Bugfixes

  • Familiars from Feydark Illusionist and Falcons from Falconry now remain active while you are dead.
  • Feydark Illusionist Familiars no longer fall through the world.
  • Feydark Illusionist Familiars no longer spawn twice and then one explodes.
  • Familiars and Falcons no longer block mouse selection.
  • Single Weapon Specialty now correctly applies in all situations.
  • Fury of the Wild's Destiny Mantle now persists correctly through logout.
  • The Shadow debuff from Shadowdancer now properly drops 1 stack at a time.
  • Unyielding's Lay on Hands no longer prevents you from using it based on your Charisma score if your Constitution score is higher.
  • Warchanter's Iced Edges no longer drops on logout.
  • Nerve Venom in Shiradi no longer has an erroneous DC.
  • Sunblades should now respect two-handed fighting rules more accurately.
  • Unyielding Sentinel's Resurrection no longer erroneously requires 20 levels, is now 30 as intended.
  • Tabaxi's Dexterity to Damage now works correctly in Animal Form.
  • Weapons without an ability score modifier to damage no longer show a negative base damage rating.
  • Perfected Darkstorm Helm now has a caster level.
  • The camera has been adjusted such that mouse look will no longer occasionally turn your character 180 degrees and make you look up or down.
  • Party and Guild chat disconnects should no longer take as long to reconnect.
  • A large variety of text bugs and inconsistencies have been fixed.
  • monsters will no longer randomly gain stone prison on-hit effects due to your own gear
  • Sonic blast is now properly single target (note: it will still continue to hit breakables in an AOE).
  • Several Dinosaur Bone Crafting affixes no longer have an erroneous Saving Throw.

Gameplay Changes

  • Great Weapon Aptitude now allows Natural Fighting as one of its prerequisites instead of just Two Handed Fighting.
  • Khyber Dragonshards no longer drop. Recipes that use Khyber Dragonshards now use Siberys Dragonshards instead.
  • Eldritch Knight dice now work on Shields.
  • All level versions of the Abishai set is now a Profane instead of Artifact bonus.
  • There are 3 new Gameplay options:
    • Gather Trap Parts: (default True) - While true, disabling traps will cause you to gather Trap Parts from them. Turn this off to stop gathering trap parts from traps you disable.
    • Experimental Tumble Controls: (default False) - While true, pressing Block while moving will cause you to Tumble instead of causing you to Block. If you continue to hold Block, you will end the tumble in the blocking state.
    • Disable Full Character Effect Overlays: (default False) - While true, full character effect overlays on your character will be disabled. Affected visuals:
      • Stoneskin
      • Barkskin
      • Goldskin
      • Fire Shield (Cold)
      • Fire Shield (Hot)
      • Elemental Forms (Both Sorcerer and Druid)
  • There are two new spells:
    • True Seeing, Mass: Cast True Seeing on yourself and your allies. Clr/FvS 8
    • Freedom of Movement, Mass: Cast Freedom of Movement on yourself and your nearby allies. Clr/FvS/Drd 7
  • Reaper Crafting's cost has been reduced to 75 Reaper Fragments.
  • You may now dissolve Reaper items at the second Reaper NPC at any amount of reaper points (note: crafting using these ingredients still requires 50 Reaper points)
  • Reaper crafting no longer accepts level 1 or 2 items.
  • Warchanter's Iced Edges now scales with Spell Power.
  • House Jorasco Favor buffs now have a "give me the works" option that charges the total platinum you'd get from just clicking them all individually.
  • House Phiarlan Favor buffs now last for 60 minutes.
  • Fred can now combine Dragonshards for you.
  • Spells that may target undead friends (aka Inflict spells) can now validate the caster as a redirected target (aka be cast targeting the caster implicitly) as long as the caster is undead.
  • The spells Bless, Prayer, and Bane all now have a cooldown of 10 seconds.
  • Base Attack Bonus is now capped at 25.
  • Tiefling's Incinerations are now: +2% and +3% Fire Spell Critical Damage.
  • Holy Smite, Order's Wrath, Chaos Hammer, and Unholy Blight now deal 1d6+4 damage per caster level.
  • Completionist is now automatically granted upon reaching level 3. Current characters with Completionist have been given a free feat respec token.
  • Swords to Plowshares now grants Handwraps a +1 Morale bonus to Critical Threat Range.
  • The Winter Hunt buff from Nature's Warrior core 5 now grants +5 Cold Spell Crit Chance and +15% Cold Spell Crit Damage.
  • Aasimar and Scourge Core 3 no longer provides a bonus to Healing Hands charges.
  • Aasimar and Scourge Core 5 no longer provides a recharge ability to Healing Hands charges, and also now provides +2 healing hands charges.
  • Angel of Vengeance core abilities no longer provide bonuses to caster level and max caster level.
  • Updated: Divine Disciple
  • Garret the Sainted and Erytheia Sundawn have had their hit points increased. Additionally Garret will be less likely to dive directly into melee combat.
  • Two additional hirelings have been added, Albereth Welen and Bulwark Torunn. Albereth is a level 30 Favored Soul, and Bulwark is a level 30 Cleric. These have been added to hireling sellers and the store!
  • Rogue Hirelings Search Scores have been improved to be more able to search of upper heroic traps on harder difficulties.
  • Enervation cast by monsters no longer applies its Damage Over Time.
  • Fixed an issue where Paypal would get stuck in the authentication phase of check out.
  • Fixed an issue where DDO Market would get stuck at reCAPTCHA when opened from in the game.
  • Whirlwind Attack is now: "Tactical Melee Cleave: Activate this ability to attack all enemies in a 360 degree arc around you twice. This attack deals +4[W] damage." (Known Issue: This is meant to be +2[w], will be corrected in a future patch). Note that it now hits the same number of times in all melee combat styles.
  • Whirlwind Attack no longer requires Combat Expertise and Spring Attack (It now only requires Dodge, Mobility, and a BAB of +4)
  • Whirlwind Attack no longer pauses at the end of its animations, making it significantly faster and making it flow into your next attack better.
  • Whirlwind Attack now properly scales with attack speed for Razorclaw Shifters fighting with Claws.
  • Great Cleave is now up to 4[W]. Now requires +4 BAB, Cleave, Power Attack, STR 13+. 1 hit, 4[W].

UI Changes

  • The XP Bar on the character sheet has been removed to facilitate Archetype and Class Displays. If you would like to view your character's total level progress, you may rotate through available XP bars by pressing the XP Bar Toggle at the bottom left hand corner of your screen, next to the & symbol.
  • Hit Point and Spell Point tooltips on the character sheet now display their numbers correctly.


Update Loot
Update 55
Isle of Dread
Release Information
Released on June 22, 2022
Changes

Of Special Note:

The Isle of Dread has arrived!

A mysterious island reappears off the coast of Stormreach and Foxpaw has been kidnapped by pirates to be dragged away to the island. To make matters worse, the Cult of Vecna has been sighted in the region. It can't be a coincidence. Prehistoric dangers await any that step onto the island's shores...if they can survive the passage.


Explore the island's mysterious ruins, encounter fearsome foes, gather new powerful items, play as the new Tabaxi race, and uncover what the Cult of Vecna is planning. The Isle of Dread is available to purchase now! Players that purchase the expansion now will receive immediate access to ingame items, cosmetics, and the all-new Tabaxi race! Learn more on DDO.com. Get started with Isle of Dread by speaking to Zalnathe the Dread Bundle Item Vendor to get any items with your purchase, and speak to Wulth Sulfork to travel to the Isle of Dread! Both NPCs are located in The Harbor past the Hut from Beyond on the Stormreach docks.

News and Notes:

Bugfixes

  • A large variety of typos in various pieces of content and the user interface have been fixed.
  • Fixed an incorrect DC description for Devour the Soul.
  • SLAs in Divine Disciple may now heal undead players.
  • The Heighten Metamagic feat will no longer lower your spell DCs.
  • Greater Color Spray SLAs are now considered to be spell level 5.
  • Quench from Bottled Rainstorm now has a 1 second cooldown.
  • Removed visual effects from Tidal's on-hit imbue to prevent client lag.
  • Several armors have had their Maximum Dexterity Bonus corrected to appropriate values.
  • The Banquet Hall amenity no longer removes itself while zoning.
  • Otto's Stones of Experience no longer tell you that they add Epic Destiny XP.
  • Stat damage in dungeons is now restored more reliably.
  • Recipe text for augments in the Remnant Vendor are now correct.
  • On-hit fire damage from Champions now respects its internal cooldown.
  • Produce Flame may now be cast directionally.
  • Fixed a Tabaxi character creation bug where bows were sometimes held backwards.
  • Fixed typos in Vampire Ascendant Shroud.
  • Favored Soul Grace of Battle and Knowledge of Battle's effect on items now have slightly better effect nomenclature.
  • The Horseshoe Crab Shield now has a description.
  • The Golden Orb of Death's description now has punctuation.
  • Some collectibles are now categorized better.
  • Resist Energy: Sonic now gets bonus caster levels from Sorcerer's Air Savant correctly.
  • Fixed a string table error with the NPC Hada D'Jorasco.
  • Shadowdancer's Shadowstrike (Melee) now has a snappier animation.
  • Some old Epic Destiny ability scripting has been removed from Exalted Angel.
  • Rune Arms with Reaper bonuses now work 100% of the time.
  • Magus' Destiny Mantle no longer drops on zone transitions.
  • Flame Strike now does its proper damage, respects its line-of-sight requirements, and no longer gets supercharged when cast by a monster.
  • The 10% bonus to Ability Score Modifier to Damage granted by wielding a Bastard Sword or Dwarven Waraxe now applies properly regardless of exactly how you are using those weapons.
  • Fixed an issue where bonuses to Ability Score Modifier to Damage while using a Bastard Sword or Dwarven Waraxe would not apply correctly in some circumstances.
  • Tabaxi Trailblazer's Attune no longer drops on death.
  • Belt of the Ram's ability, Ram's Might, no longer drops on death.
  • Eldritch Knight's Subtle Force I now gives its listed Sonic Resistance.
  • Divine Crusader's Consecrate now properly damages non-evil creatures.
  • Using the shift key to fast fall now works on Monk's Slow Fall.

Gameplay Changes

  • The evil spirit that has been resetting so many bear traps after they've been triggered has been exorcised from DDO for now. Most bear traps will now only trigger once.
  • You may now trade 100 pack ingredients for a Star Fragment, and 100 Star Fragments and 500 Threads of Fate for a Nebula Fragment.
  • Enchantment DCs are now an option in Tier 3 of Magus of the Eclipse.
  • Teleport items found within expansion packs have been upgraded! These items are now able to teleport you to all destinations that the other teleport items had access to - this means that if you have one of these items, you'll be able to teleport directly to the locations of all of them. You must own the item associated with the location you are attempting to teleport to. This means that, for example, when using the Sharn Boarding Pass, you'll be able to teleport to the Feywild if you own the Feywild Tuning Fork as a part of your account. However, you do not need to have the Tuning Fork with you to do this - which means that carrying one of these items is now equivalent to carrying all of them, potentially saving you inventory space. You may also drag these individual locations from the menu onto your hotbars, so if you need to reach a specific destination often, you can activate them from there instead of from your inventory. The following items are affected:
    • Isle of Dread Treasure Map
    • Saltmarsh Compass
    • Feywild Tuning Fork
    • Sharn Boarding Pass
    • Bottle of Mist
  • The Mysterious Ring in the Sands of Menechtarun adventure pack is now a little cooler!
  • Many effects in the game that used to scale with Epic levels now scale with the total of your Epic and Legendary levels (effects that have changed this way specifically say so in their text.)
  • Bonuses to Ability Score Modifier to Damage are now described the same way in tooltips for both the Single Weapon Fighting and Two Handed Fighting feats.
  • If you now have bonuses to Ability Score Modifier to Damage from Single Weapon Fighting feats and Two Handed Fighting feats (including the new ML31 Specialty feats), only the highest of those two sets applies.
  • Hamstring effects are now considered Bleed effects and can be removed with effects that remove bleeds such as Close Wounds and Regeneration.
  • The dreaded exploding spiders of Sharn have had their Hit Points reduced to 25% of their original value. They also give a little more time before they explode. Blast them before they blast you.
  • Epic Destinies
    • In addition to earning more points for your Epic Destinies, the Epic Destinies will be modified to include their 4th core ability with the release of the level cap increase. These 4th core abilities each have a Minimum Level of 32.

New Destiny Feats

Here are the new minimum level 31+ Destiny feats now available with Update 55: Weapon Specialty Feats:

Items

  • New augments, requiring Minimum Level 32 and using Level 32 scaling, debut with Isle of Dread.
  • Cannith Crafting has been expanded to allow for the crafting of Level 31 and 32 items using Level 31 and 32 power levels.

Quests

  • Creeping Death: Some traps have been updated to affect monsters, number of monsters reduced per group.
  • The Dragonborn Prophesy Quests ("Black and Blue" and "Newcomers") have had the number of monsters reduced throughout both dungeons including removing several sets of monsters.

UI Changes

  • Items within the Shared Crafting Storage now update their names and descriptions automagically should they be changed in a game update!
  • Item bind status is now displayed on one line in item tooltips.
  • Multiple improvements have been made to how weapons display their dice:
  • Base damage rating now factors in your ability score modifier, which makes it a much better estimator of a weapon's relative effectiveness.
  • Weapons no longer show dice estimations for their base and critical rolls, instead displaying a simplified view so that it's easier to understand what numbers mean.
  • Augments now display prettier! Their slot types now appear in examination and are color-coded appropriately.
  • There is now a separate icon for each Tome of Learning you've consumed.
  • Hovering over your character's build type on the character sheet will now display that character's total past lives earned.
  • The party display UI no longer makes players with temporary Hit Points appear to be at a higher percentage of health than they really are.
  • Searching in any search bar no longer also sorts your shared bank and Details+ tab.
  • Newly created Glamered shields will now cleanly equip to your cosmetic offhand without reporting that there's an inventory error when trying to double-click them.
  • Glamered items will no longer improperly show their weapon dice or their augment slots.
  • Glamered items have slightly prettier descriptions.
  • The Quest Selector UI now has a search bar! This also works for searching by level. You may also now search for a specific level in the Adventure Compendium.
  • You may now toggle between seeing your XP progress split into ranks as before or seeing the full level as one bar by using the XP Bar Toggle Button next to the D&D Ampersand Logo on your XP Bar.

Known Issues

  • Some Isle of Dread ingredients are currently Bound to Account erroneously when they should be unbound.
  • The incorrect chest is appearing when defeating certain purple-rares in the Isle of Dread landscape.
  • The character sheet XP bar displays as full visually regardless of legendary XP earned.
  • Chests in the Isle of Dread quest "Whispers of Return" do not give their correct treasure.


Update Loot
Update 54
Isle of Dread Preview
Release Information
Released on April 27, 2022
Changes

Of Special Note:

The Pre-purchase for The Isle of Dread begins on Wednesday!

Learn more about our upcoming Isle of Dread expansion in the DDO Market! The cult of Vecna has been sighted in the region, and now a mysterious island has reappeared off the coast. It can’t be a coincidence. Prehistoric dangers await any who set foot on the island’s shores, so only true heroes will be capable of surviving the threats and stopping the cult. Experience new adventures, new monsters, and a level cap increase to 32! Play the new character race the Tabaxi or the Iconic Tabaxi Trailblazer, get your permanent Raptor Hireling, and more! The Isle of Dread is currently scheduled to be released on June 8th, 2022.

Once you have pre-purchased Isle of Dread you can speak to an NPC located past the Hut From Beyond in the Harbor docks named Zalnathe to pick up your available pre-purchase items!

News and Notes

Bugfixes

  • Eldritch Knight's elemental damage dice should now more reliably add up.
  • Eldritch Knight's Force's Point no longer spams your combat log.
  • Fixed a typo in the Quicken Metamagic enhancement for Exalted Angel.
  • A variety of active Exalted Angel abilities no longer work underwater.
  • 1st core of Exalted Angel now provides magical training correctly.
  • Fixed typos with Green and Shadow Dragon Breath in Draconic Incarnation.
  • Feywild Attunement in Shiradi Champion now grants its listed Spellpower.
  • Core 2 Shiradi now provides the doubled and listed dodge and fort bypass.
  • Fatesinger's Grandeur now functions.
  • Air Savant's Feather Fall no longer drops on death.
  • Shadar-kai chain can now be used while quelled.
  • Magus of the Eclipse: Lunar Insight now functions.
  • All Magus actives may now be used while moving.
  • Clarified Vistani core 4's tooltip to make sure it was more accurate.
  • Regeneration no longer has visual effects and therefore no longer has visual effect bugs.
  • Greensteel Regeneration no longer drops on death.
  • Raging Blows in Barbarian now correctly grants its +1[W].
  • Palemaster Undead Shrouds should now persist through logout better.
  • Holy Mantle from Divine Crusader should now persist through logout better.
  • Abyssal Shroud from Warlock should persist through logout better.
  • Shiradi's Pin now grants its listed 3[W] instead of 1[W].
  • Shiradi's Pin no longer has a DC.
  • Fixed a typo in the Draconic Destiny Mantle.
  • Fixed typo in Shiradi epic moment.
  • Killer Instinct now has removal floaty text to make it clearer when it wears off.
  • Storm's Eye now has no removal floaty text since that makes it visually obstructive.
  • Scion of the Astral Plane no longer drops on death.
  • Monster casted Flame Strike will damage players again.
  • Epic Delera's Rune Arm now drops as intended.
  • Legendary Saltmarsh Rune Arm now drops as intended.
  • Creeping Doom and Divine Wrath no longer go through Spell Absorption.
  • The Defiler of the Just Raid Questgiver no longer tries to teleport you into the dungeon no matter what you tell her.
  • Epic Spell Power categories no longer require minimum level 26.
  • Fixed typo in the Filigree Divinity: Seeker (Rare) (Melee attack power -> Melee Power).
  • Fixed a typo in a generic Sharn text line for town NPCs.
  • Fixed Slay:Blank bugs in the Splinterskull chain.
  • Displacement no longer takes Enlarge since its a self-only spell.
  • Artificers should find it much easier to mount up now while charging their Rune Arm.
  • Prevented scenarios where a Reaper Ring enchantment could be erroneously non-applied to a non-ring item.
  • Fixed a typo in barbarian's Focus Wide buff.
  • Crazy Strikes now grants its Weapon[W] bonus correctly.
  • Fatesinger Core 2 and 3 now grant its DCs.
  • Shillelagh now correctly gives Bludgeon DR bypass instead of Magic.

Gameplay Changes

  • When you Release from a dungeon while dead, you will be brought back to life with 20 Hit Points instead of 1 HP.
  • Trap the Soul has gotten an overhaul:
    • There is no more Hit Dice limit on this spell, and there is only one variant.
    • This spell now gives you the regular gem for all CRs.
    • Cannith Crafting recipes just use that one regular gem.
    • Changed the cooldown to 10 seconds (Sorcerer stays at 8 seconds).
  • Shiradi caster mantles changes:
    • All proc dice have been raised to 7d77.
    • Spellcast scaling has been raised to 100%.
    • Proc rate has been raised to 7%.
    • The elements offered have changed: now you may select from Light, Force, Poison, or Sonic.
    • The following Destiny Mantles now deal 1d6+6 damage per caster level when they proc:
      • Magus of the Eclipse
      • Fatesinger
      • Primal Avatar
      • Exalted Angel

Tabaxi and Tabaxi Iconic

  • The Tabaxi Race and Tabaxi Trailblazer Iconic have been added to the game! The Tabaxi base race is FREE to VIPs, included in your pre-purchase of Isle of Dread, and will be available for DDO Points in the DDO Store in the future.
  • Tabaxi are a base race that starts in Eberron. Resembling great cats like jungle cats, Tabaxi are a dexterous race that are light on their feet. Their innate feat allows them to move quickly for a after spending a short time planning their next move. Tabaxi make good Rogues, Monks, and Bards.

UI Changes

  • Hovering over your Epic Destiny points now displays a context-sensitive tooltip that reports your points breakdown.
  • The LFM UI Difficulty display element has been adjusted to be more vertically centered.
  • Hovering over a weapon now factors in the Improved Critical feat.
  • The character sheet has gotten a minor visual upgrade in its layout.
    • It now shows you your total level instead of your total Action Points.
    • Several text and bounding box inconsistencies have been fixed involving bad element placement.
    • The Saves label is now Saving Throws and is the proper font.
    • The BAB box is now lined up correctly, and the BAB amount is now centered.
  • A variety of UI improvements relating to how we display Character Level have been made:
    • Your character sheet no longer shows the Epic Class in its class breakdown.
    • When someone requests to join your LFM, you will now see their total level in parenthesis and then their class breakdown, which will no longer include their Epic class levels. Text Literal: "$NAME$ ($LVL$)($CLASSES$) would like to join your party."
    • The Character Selection screen will no longer display your Epic class levels.
    • Examining a player now shows their Total level and then their class breakdown, and the class breakdown no longer displays their epic level.
    • The Guild, Who, and LFM displays for players no longer shows their Epic levels as part of their class breakdown.
  • The Who, Guild, and LFM UI elements for player entries now have appropriate Skin Mapping hookups for UI Skinning.

Miscellaneous

  • There is a new Gameplay option: Force Heals to Self when Targeting Undead (default: false). While true, when you have an enemy Undead targeted, any positive healing actions will be cast on you instead of the undead.


Update Loot
Update 53
Hunter and Hunted
Release Information
Released on February 24, 2022
Changes

Of Special Note:

New Adventure Pack: Hunter and Hunted!

The Wild Hunt want you to join them...as prey! This new Adventure Pack is FREE to VIPs and available in the DDO Store! Hunter and Hunted includes two dungeons and a raid at level 32 on Legendary difficulty. The quests are level 7 on Heroic difficulty. The NPCs are located in a small public space accessible through The Hut From Beyond in The Harbor.

The Anniversary Event has returned!

The Anniversary Event is back to celebrate DDO's 16th year! Get started towards the back of House Phiarlan by finding Gnoa Bn'for. To celebrate 16 years we are giving away a selection of Bound to Account cosmetic outfits! Once per day characters can speak to the Anniversary Djinn outside of the Anniversary Dungeon in House Phiarlan to select their choice of Red, Blue, Green, Pink, and Silver. Each character can pick an outfit once per day, and there is no limit to the number of outfits you choose other than the once-per-day-per-character limit. The Anniversary Djinn will be available for players to acquire these cloaks through December 31st, 2022. The Anniversary Event runs through March 20th, 2022!

New items to barter for this year include masks and capelets that match our free coats. We have also added the following previous anniversary gifts to the Anniversary Event Barter Vendor:

  • The Sentient Jewel of the Dragon
  • 15th Anniversary Commemorative Cloak
  • Robe of Celebration
  • Medium Armor of Celebration
  • Heavy Armor of Celebration
  • Medium Docent of Celebration
  • Heavy Docent of Celebration

More Free!

The following races and classes from the core D&D Player's Handbook are now permanently free for everyone in DDO:


Races:

  • Dragonborn
  • Drow
  • Gnome
  • Half-elf
  • Half-orc
  • Tiefling
  • Wood-elf


Classes:

  • Druid
  • Monk
  • Warlock


Players who have already purchased these races and classes will receive a Greater Elixir of Discovery for each of the races and classes they own prior to the release of Update 53. Speak with Jubilee the Discoverer on the bottom floor of the Eberron Hall of Heroes to get one Bound to Account Greater Elixir of Discovery for each feature you had previously purchased. You may only claim each feature's Elixir once in total (across all characters and servers), so please use caution if you play on multiple servers. These Elixirs cannot be claimed on any active Hardcore worlds.


ALSO: VIPs now get daily Gold Rolls on Daily Dice for the remainder of 2022 (through 11:59pm Eastern (-5 GMT) on December 31st, 2022)!

News and Notes:

Classes

  • Absolute Zero now applies its frozen crowd control to Fire enemies that are immune to Death, instead of letting the Death effect bounce off and therefore having no effect.
  • The Druidic Oath system now only alerts you about breaking your Druidic Oath if you become oathbreaking from a state where you are not oathbreaking, preventing over-spam of its alert.
  • Druidic Stoneshape now works with Dire Bear.
  • Strength Domain now only bases your Reflex Saving Throws on Strength if it is higher than your Dexterity.

Combat

  • Failing a Concentration roll now generates feedback on the avatar.
  • When the feat Elusive Target triggers it now displays a visual over your character's head to know it has applied.
  • Artificer Iron Defender Pets and Druid Wolf Pets have had some of their animations adjusted. Some animations that were not scaling with attack speed now do, and some animations that were missing (and therefore caused pets to stand around confused) have now been connected.
  • A variety of effects that provide a full Heal now work on Undead players.

Enhancements

  • Almost all existing enhancements for Artificer Iron Defender and Druid Wolf pets are now granted automatically as those pets go up in level. (The ones that are not automatically granted are specifically called out below, all other existing ones are). The level they gain them at is the same as the previous Minimum Level for those Enhancements.
  • For Iron Defender pets, Alignment enhancements are not automatically granted, as they are mutually exclusive. You can now talk to any Artificer trainer to select your Pet's Alignment, which is now displayed as an effect on your pet. Your selections remain until changed or until you Reincarnate. The Chaotic selection continues to provide the Breaker of Boxes behavior.
  • For both Iron Defender and Wolf pets, Threat Generation/Reduction enhancements are not automatically granted, as they are mutually exclusive. You can now talk to any Artificer or Druid trainer (depending on your pet) to select -40% Threat from Melee Attacks, +0% Threat from Melee Attacks, or +100% Threat from Melee Attacks. Your selections remain until changed or until you Reincarnate, and stack with all other sources of Increased or Reduced Melee Threat.
  • The Bluff and Intimidate active abilities have been removed from Iron Defender and Wolf pets for the time being. We plan on returning these in a future update.
  • Artificer Iron Defender Pets, Druid Wolf Pets, and Pale Master's Skeleton Pet now all have a baseline of 100% Fortification at all levels. This stacks with Gear and any Feats or Enhancements they have.
  • Feydark Illusionist's Illusory Augmentation now correctly grants its bonuses if you have obtained Augment Summoning from a temporary source, such as gear or an augment.
  • Hope for Success from the Favored Soul's Beacon of Hope tree now applies more reliably.
  • Sacred Touch in Warpriest and Warsoul now mentions the typing of the buff.
  • Eldritch Knight's Proficiencies now apply more reliably.
  • Elditch Knight's visuals now change color depending on which Spellsword Toggle you have turned on.

Epic Destinies

Fatesinger

  • Cut the Strings' Death and Damage effects now respect their one second cooldown.
  • Cut the Strings no longer fails if you are targeting someone behind you.
  • Discord melee and ranged skills no longer scale with Spell Power AND Melee/Ranged Power.
  • Discord Ranged skill now grants its 10 Spell Points when three chords are consumed.
  • The Greater Shout SLA from Fatesinger is now considered to be Spell Level 6.

Primal Avatar

  • Carrion Swarm now has updated visual effects.

Shadowdancer

  • First Blood no longer kills you if you cast a spell on yourself.

Favor

  • Warforged is now awarded on a per-server basis for 400 Total Favor, replacing the Drow race, which is now free. If you previously achieved 400 total Favor and unlocked Drow on a server then Warforged will automatically unlock when you log in with a character on that server that currently has at least 400 total Favor and had previously claimed the rank of Drow from Nyx. If you do not have a character with at least 400 Favor, earning the 400 Favor threshold and speaking to Nyx will unlock Warforged on that server.

Feats

  • The epic feat Doubleshot has its correct tooltip.
  • Mounting a mount will no longer turn off the Rune Arm Use feat, and will instead suppress your Rune Arm charge until you are dismounted.
  • Bloody Footprints now display properly for the following Races:
    • Warforged Male/Female Inquisitives
    • Shifter Male (all styles)
    • Tiefling Male (1 handed/1 handed shield style)
    • Drow (both genders) (Inquisitive Style)

Items

  • You may now Barter for Sands of Menectarun wilderness loot from Masei Mkembe's Barter Shop in Zawabi's Refuge if you have Antique Bronze Tokens to spare.
  • The Reaper Shard Crafting recipes for Goggles and Glove now function correctly.
  • Dripping with Magma now triggers once every 1 second instead of .25.
  • Bowdlin (Collectible Trader) now correctly tells you that he distributes Red Augments and not colorless.
  • Quality Spell Focus Mastery now changes from +1 to +2 at a slightly earlier level so more gear has the +2 version of the affix.
  • Spell Penetration and Attack Augments now have corrected descriptions.
  • The hardcore season five vendor was using old logic that assumed the player took their favor rewards in order sometimes preventing a player from claiming the "death follows you reward" if they hasn't already claimed Death Watches you reward . This has now been corrected.
  • Certain legacy Healing Amplification effect tooltips have been modernized.
  • Commendations from the various Eveningstar factions (such as War Wizard) are now Bound to Account instead of Bound to Character.
  • Alchemical Elemental Attunement effects now each correctly work on both Melee and Ranged attacks

Monsters

  • Animated Armors should no longer heal from Negative energy.
  • Relevant monsters in the new adventure pack "Hunter and Hunted" have been added to the Monster Manuals.
  • Smaller crabs now play animations when crowd controlled.

Quests and Adventure Areas

  • A new NPC is available in Eveningstar (near the mailbox), the Ball and Chain in Wheloon, the Blue Water Inn in Ravenloft, near the entrance from Eberron in the Feywild wilderness, outside of the tavern near the fountain in Sharn, in the Snapping Line Inn in Saltmarsh. Randall Lyric sells augments in exchange for local ingredients.

Anniversary Event

  • Some changes have been made to the +Cordovan and +Steelstar fights this year, and some new jokes, in-jokes, and secrets have been scattered throughout! We have also done work on the Kobold path, including replacing some kobolds with rats, thinning out some spawn numbers, and adjusting some aggro settings. Players should also no longer find themselves needing to run the kobold path a second time based on the state of Jeets' and Malicia's dialog.

Meridia

  • Clicking on the door in Meridia to The Shroud no longer tries to teleport you to Ritual Sacrifice.

Ravenloft

  • Typos have been fixed in Raven's Bane.

The Red Fens

  • Into the Deep - Fixed several sections of this dungeon that did not get their proper stat pass in Update 51.

The Soul Splitter

  • Soul Survivor - Captain Loren d'Lyrandar has undergone an avatar update.

Vault of Night

  • Fixed Veil's awkward appearance in "The Prisoner" Quest on difficulties other than normal.

Races

  • Tiefling Infernal Resistance no longer drops on Death.

Spells

  • Fixed an issue with spells that appeared "inside" of enemies when they were hard targeted that would cause the target to fail for the enemy. This fixes spells like Holy Smite, Chaos Hammer, Flame Strike, and others that are hard target spells.
  • Lionheart and Reincarnate now properly take the Eschew Materials metamagic feat.
  • Fire Seeds, Ice Flowers, and Burst of Glacial Wrath now take appropriate metamagic feats.
  • Blur is back to being a 20% bonus.
  • Meteor Swarm has had its screen shake and flash effect reduced.
  • Acid Well now respects range limits for effects like Epic Defensive Fighting.
  • Prismatic Strike's Daze is now an actual Daze effect instead of a stun effect.
  • Tenser's Transformation no longer removes Eldritch Knight's Shield Proficiency upon removal.

UI

New UI options

  • Show Filigree Descriptions (Default: On): When active, Filigree in items display their descriptions and when inactive only names are shown.
  • Show Uncompleted Sets (Default: On): When active, set bonuses display both set bonuses you have active and bonuses that are inactive. When off, only active set bonuses are displayed.
  • Prevent Heal Soft Targeting (Default: On): This toggle forces your healing spells to use your hard target or self-target and not your soft target.
  • Several small adjustments have been made to Filigree and Set Bonus displays to make them easier to read.
  • The Spell Selector window (for spells such as Teleport and Fire Shield) now remembers its position.
  • The Quest Selection UI now spells Receive correctly in its tooltips.
  • The Examination window now remembers its position.
  • There is a new button to Delete All Confirmed Mail. Note that this will not function if any mail in your Confirmed tab has any attachments.
  • The Empty Slots field of the sorted inventory panel now matches its background area better.
  • The Reincarnation UI no longer tells you that Iconic Heroes must be level 28.
  • Epic Hearts of Wood no longer tell you that you need Karma to Epic Reincarnate.

Miscellaneous

  • Improved how the quest system reveals an objective when a monster is near a player in an effort to improve game performance.
  • A change has been made that adjusts dungeon event processing for certain objectives in an effort to improve game performance.

Known Issues

  • The new dungeons and raid in the new adventure pack "Hunter and Hunted" do not have their proper experience set yet. The XP for running these quests will increase in the near future.


Update Loot
Update 52
Portent of Dread
Release Information
Released on December 9, 2021
Changes

Of Special Note

  • A new Free to Play quest is available called Dread Sea Scrolls! Foxpaw the Gatekeeper has a plan to destroy Codex Pages once and for all - what could possibly go wrong? Encounter pirates, raptors, and even a mysterious island appearing off the Stormreach Harbor! Speak with Iris Joll inside of the Hut from Beyond in The Harbor to begin the adventure. This quest is level 6 on Heroic and level 32 on Legendary.

Enhancements

  • Diversion from Ninja Spy now adds its five Sneak Attack dice without requiring you to be using a Quarterstaff.
  • The Crown of Summer from the Druid's Season' Herald tree is now: "You have a +15 Enhancement bonus to Positive Healing Amplification, a +15 Enhancement bonus to Melee Power, and a +10 Enhancement bonus to Ranged Power."
  • Leap of Faith's Feather Fall duration is now 15 seconds.

Epic Destinies

  • Draconic Incarnation
    • Bring About Destruction now applies its 10 Universal Spell Power.
  • Exalted Angel
    • Abilities in Exalted Angel now allow you to move while using them.
    • Exalted Angel’s Leap of Faith now recharge if you are not a Favored Soul.
  • Fury of the Wild
    • Unbridled Fury now allows you to be moving while it activates.
  • Shadowdancer
    • Depths of Darkness now stacks as intended.

Items

  • The Jester of the Festivult arrives soon! This year will feature new cookies with new benefits that the Jester claims taste better and have fewer calories! We hear the Jester will arrive on December 9th.
  • There are new Reaper Bonus Effects that can drop on gear while in Reaper Mode. You may also now speak to the 2nd Reaper Vendor in the Hall of Heroes to enhance your gear with Reaper Bonuses.
  • Lightning Storm Runearms now display fewer light particles.
  • You no longer need to unequip and re-equip Minor Artifacts and Sentient weapons when you log in to get their bonuses.
  • Fixed an issue where the Temperance of Spirit benefit was being erroneously removed upon death.
  • Pierce Adamantine and Pierce Cold Iron acquired from items now function.
  • The Eternal Wand of Cure Minor Wounds is now Bound to Account.
  • The Epic, Legendary, and Perfected Bloodstone now have their correct icons.
  • Several new augments are now available in-game: Healing Amplification, Repair Amplification, Negative Amplification, Melee Power, Ranged Power.
  • The Crown of Summer item enchantment is now: "You have a +15 Enhancement Bonus to Positive Healing Amplification, a +10 Enhancement Bonus to Melee Power, and a +5 Enhancement bonus to Ranged Power."
  • Several weapon effects now apply their proper visuals.
  • The Armor of Celebration is now Bound to Account.
  • Planar Shards are now Bound to Account.
  • Eternal Flasks, Coffees, and other non-potion "Potions" can now be used while moving.
  • Teleport Items (such as the Bottle of Mist from the Ravenloft Expansion Pack) are now Bound to Account.
  • Upgrade Tomes of Fate are now able to be turned into Purified Eberron Dragonshards.

Quests and Adventure Areas

  • Sleeping in Brawnpits' bed no longer spams a voice line repeatedly.
  • Undead and Necromancers in the Forgotten Realms will no longer congratulate you on finding Ahraatz-ri's Treasure Hoard.
  • The Gianthold Augment traders now have their correct descriptions.
  • The voice lines in Let Sleeping Dust Lie are now correct.

Spells

  • Enervation and Rend the Soul no longer apply through Deathward.
  • Enervation now takes Metamagic feats properly.

UI

  • While a character is dead and warded from being raised their health bar icon in the party window will now display a teal skull. Once the raise ward wears off, the skull will return to its normal red visual.
  • You can now swap a Minor Artifact with another Minor Artifact in the same item slot without needing to unequip one item then equip the other separately.
  • Augments can now be slotted while inside dungeons.
  • The Comment Field in a Public LFM entry is now saved between the automatic Public LFM listing and delisting.
  • Resetting a group of enhancement trees (Reaper, Enhancements, Destinies) no longer increases the cost of resetting other groups of enhancement trees.
  • Your character's percentage bonus for Maximum Hit Points is now available to view in the + tab of the Character Sheet.
  • The Bravery Bonus for the Quest Difficulty UI now displays bonuses more than four digits long.
  • Universal Enhancement Trees are no longer slotted as active trees by default. You may find them in the dropdown menus of your Enhancement Windows.
  • There is a new UI option checkbox to hide all buffs on your character that have Infinite Duration.
  • The dice UI now displays Spell Resistance Failure! all on one line instead of being cut off.

Miscellaneous

  • Earning a Reaper Action Point now briefly displays visuals on your character.
  • Ponytail animations have been added during dual crossbow locomotion.
  • The Beckon animation (used for mounting, intimidate, and the /beckon emote) now blends with movement.


Update Loot
Update 51
A New Destiny
Release Information
Released on November 3, 2021
Changes

Epic Destiny Update

Update 51 brings a big update and overhaul of our Epic Destiny system! The new system features improvements through the level 20 to 30 process along with a new destiny called Magus of the Eclipse. All characters who are at least level 20 and players in the future who achieve level 20 can get started with the new system by speaking with a Fatespinner to be taken to the Junction of the Planes to acquire their Epic Destinies and learn more!

Epic Destinies are now free to every player regardless of account status. Any player who previously owned Epic Destinies will receive a Tome of Destiny +1 (Historic) that grants you +1 permanent Destiny Point for one of your characters (see the release notes for more information about Destiny Points.) If you have at least one character before this overhaul that has fully capped all of their Epic Destinies, you will receive an exclusive Cloak of Destiny featuring the now-deprecated Starmap to commemorate your achievement. All characters level 20 and higher at the time of this Update will not be able to change Feats with Fred until they perform a Lesser Reincarnation (or any other form of Reincarnation). This is to prevent invalid build scenarios and situations where certain feats simply cannot be swapped. All characters level 20 and higher at the time of this Update have been granted a Bound-to-Character +5 Lesser Heart of Wood.

Note

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