Silverstep the Paladin hits 90

Remember that paladin I had returned to me not that long ago? She was 72 with pretty much nothing more to her name. I deleted her thinking I’d never actually play the tank, and then regretted the decision. After sending in a petition asking if there was any way at all I could get the character restored, it was graciously allowed. Since then the paladin has come a LONG way.

First of all, her name duplicated another character that I had on the server, so instead of being “Ellithiax” for the remainder of my time playing her, I paid some station cash for a name change potion (when they had that double point weekend for Easter) and renamed her to Silverstep. Not only that, but I was growing tired of playing high elves, so after consulting eq2.wikia.com on different races and their abilities, I chose an iksar.

Not many people I know are fond of the lizard creatures, but I adore them, especially the females who have fins that pop out during combat (pictured above). Without having to betray from a shadowknight, the paladin was almost complete.

I spent as much time as I could leveling her, and this week she finally hit level 90. She still lacks alternate advancement points, having just broken 110 this Friday, but her hitpoints no longer suffer (she’s at 19.2k self buffed) and she’s wearing some pretty good Sentinel’s Fate armor. I upgraded all of her skills to expert (the previously known adept3) and bought masters for lower level spells that were without upgrades.

Thanks to a lot of help from friends in game I was also able to obtain her mythical buff (after I had completed the fabled quest of course). This was an incredible upgrade for me, the pet summoned helps heal my group not to mention I almost feel like a “real” tank.

Sadly the prospects with the guild I had joined did not work out (long story not really suitable for this blog) so I’m back in Dragon’s Flight with all of my characters. I’m still eager to get some tanking under my belt, and while I’m certainly not the best out there by any means it’s a good feeling to know that for the first time ever, I have an end level tank.

That makes 4 level 90 adventurers (mystic, troubador, dirge, and paladin) as well as 4 level 90 crafters (jeweler, alchemist, carpenter and tailor). This grants me a 40% bonus to each on other characters. Leveling in EQ2 has always been quite easy, and Sentinel’s Fate is no different. Thankfully there is still LOTS to do, so even when you are ‘end game’ you’re not completely bored.

Safe travels, and I’ll see you in Norrath!


5 Responses to Silverstep the Paladin hits 90

  1. Borgio says:

    Welcome to the tanking fraternity Star. Time to learn every pull in the game then!

  2. Yogi says:

    Quality is fine :) Thank you very much. Its not a huge post and I am still working on finding readers. Not sure how much attention It will throw your way but you never know. You can check it out at my site flexyourgeek.com

  3. stargrace says:

    @Yogi – Feel free to use the screen shot if you’d like. If you require a better quality / bigger image just let me know and I can send you the original. Thank you for the kind words!

  4. xXJayeDuBXx says:

    Nice job!

  5. Yogi says:

    Hey Stargrace,

    Grats on another 90! Nice branching into a new area of a game. Im sure you will pick up tanking fast. Quick question for you: Do you mind if I use that image of your paladin in my blog? I wanted to write a post that talks about your blog and how it always makes me wanna play EQ2, but I don’t really have any images that show EQ2 and seem to relate to your blog too. If not that is fine and I’ll understand.

    Thanks for making a great blog!

    Yogi


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