Equipment-balancing aid Oct 7, 2008 21:20:00 GMT
Post by johannhowitzer on Oct 7, 2008 21:20:00 GMT
For some time now, I've been using a spreadsheet I made to keep track of attributes on my characters' gear setups, so I can see at a glance which immunities/resists/ability scores need covering and which are covered redundantly. It has consistently exposed weaknesses or obsolete gear pieces. In a recent Hardcore Xul-Immo sequence, it provided the oversight in balancing my new Bard's gear, and she was able to run all three without spending a single Rebirth stone... in fact, she was tanking Lolth and Mariliths!
Of course most people don't want to bother with uber gear setups at level 40, but the principle is the same at 60. The veterans can easily do without this, I'm sure, but I find it incredibly useful, so I'm passing it along.
A link to the .xls file on MediaFire:
File is in Excel '95 format to accommodate users with older systems. There is a second worksheet attached to the chart itself, which contains an example - my 60 Hardcore Druid's gear setup - and some notes at the bottom to show how I use it.
A few other things to add:
= The skills section is for my Druid and thus contains Animal Empathy. Feel free to delete or add columns as needed; Bards would find a Perform column helpful.
= Likewise, if you prefer to cover other immunities as well, add or remove columns in the Immunities section.
= In an effort to keep it concise and general-use, the physical immunity column is not separated into the three types.
= As with phys %, the saves column isn't split into fort, reflex, and will.
If you found this helpful, let me know. It's just something I use myself, I don't expect it to instantly adapt to someone else's play style!