Dasie in Freeport, brandishing the new legendary reward from SoD
Yesterday was a long day. I mean, a very long day. I went out for a bit of it, and then Shadowgeist, Kandrial, and I decided that we’d try to push through as much of the Sword of Destiny chain of quests as we could. We had high aspirations of finishing the entire thing, and with a few guild mates who joined later in the evening (a huge thank you to Panache and Thunderwalker) we completed the entire legendary version of the weapons.
It has 10 less power, and 4 less wisdom then the weapon she was currently wearing. However, it can be adorned (for now) and that means I can add another +40 heals to it, for a total of +115 to every heal. That’s a huge amount on one weapon. The “typical” healer weapon (for lower-end raiders) is the Godking weapons due to the power regen, but the +115 to heals will far out weigh that one, plus the dmg rating is better as well as the power and health. On longer fights it may be suggested that our healers (those who currently use Godking) switch out, if needed. I’d like to see all of the healers in guild with this, though I know quite a few are opposed to questing and I won’t lie, this one is a fairly annoying one. The first portions are not so bad. Some busy work. When you get to the Mistmoore Catacombs portion and the Kaladim portion, you’re dreading it a small amount only because of everyone else crammed into the zone. When you start the Castle Mistmoore portions, you’re beginning to doubt why you even started the quest to begin with. After the first portion which is just running and clicking things through the zone, you’re pretty much pulling your hair out. Then you kill some of the 9 named you need (place holders count) and you are waiting for the x2 to spawn (raids do NOT get updates for this quest except for the one x2 you need).
In the end, is it worth it? Well, in my opinion yes. However I basically did the entire quest in one day, and that is something that I do not suggest for people to do. My group was lucky, we joined forces with another group who was on the exact same parts. We had exceptionally knowledgeable people who lead us around, we took turns each disbanding our raid to go after the named / ph’ers we needed. We died, a lot. It was easily a 45g repair bill night. We used a mendor bot in fact. We were all very seasoned raiders who were attempting this as well.
The quest line is beautiful, the New Tunarian Throne instance was just stunning (I’ll post screen shots of it later) and now I’ve got the ability (if my guild ever manages to raid it) to upgrade to the fabled version by completing the raid instance. I think that will be a while, but in the mean time the weapon is pretty dang nice.