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    Hi, I started playing in 2013 and I stopped playing for a very, very long time. I had surgery recently and decided to pick up the game again in my downtime. I am mostly a F2P player but will occasionally buy packs when they go on sale.

    When I left, Queen of the Blackmarsh was the character to have, but I haven't seen her mentioned recently.

    I am level 30 and I have the following characters:

    Phoenix I *1 (large creature)
    Brogan Dance I *1
    Saarebas I *1
    Ruby Shale I *1
    Red Lyrium Bartrand I *2

    The rest of my characters are epics and rares... But I've seen it mentioned that epics are trash.

    Wintersend Halla
    Varterral
    Ancient Rock Wraith
    Inferno Golem

    First Enchanter Orsino II
    Lady of the Forest II
    Grey Warden Carver
    Mhairi
    Anders
    Yavana
    The Herald
    The Arishok
    Red Templar Guard
    Florianne
    Sentinel Shadow
    Stone Golem
    Sigrun
    Cassandra Pentaghast

    My problem is I feel a bit overwhelmed. I don't know who I should be looking out for, or if I should consume all my duplicates into one, who to fortify, if I should buy the 1500 pack or the 25,000 pack, who to sacrifice....

    I also don't think any of my legendaries are that good and I've fought people who have "mythic" characters??? What??? When did those come about and how do you get them??

    I'm getting beat down so often and I don't know what to do or what type of team to assemble.

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  • #2
    Hey there, welcome back! Glad to hear you have returned! Here's some advice.

    1. Yup, as you suspected, your team is a little dated. I admit QotB is still one of my fav's visually, but in nexus and ladder PvP it'll be tough to keep up for a bit with her. So, your best bet is to approach as new and learn what's changed in the game.

    2. Right now, the maps and nexus are your best friend. Maps will allow you to use energy and start collecting some gems. You want gems . After that, run the nexus with as high a level as you can (start at hard or very hard with your best team, see how it goes). These will also use energy, but have the chance to give you some more modern heroes to build with. Consume rares to build, use the epics you get to fortify into your legendary heroes to make then stronger.

    3. On packs, start with the 1500 gold pack, or even the 350 gold pack. This will net you some decent heroes to help, but more importantly it'll give you runes which can now be crafted into better runes and used to run harder nexus levels like insane or lud.

    4. Guilds are in game now, and might help you to join one to learn a bit more. I run what some would term as a larger guild, and we have a team for new players called "Griffon's Flight". You can search for that in the guild interface if interested and apply to join. There, you can ask questions and get help from more experienced players who can help you get back into the game again and learn to grow.

    5. Mythic characters are legendary who have been given a tome to turn their base purple. You can get tomes from the nexus on rare occasion and make a mythic hero. This gives 5 additional levels to that hero. Just now though, if you do get a tome, I wouldn't recommend using it until you get a few more current heroes.

    Hope that helps, feel free to pose more questions and I'll be happy to help out.
    Last edited by Odesius; 12-17-2017, 03:18 PM.
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    • #3
      Thank you. I purchased the one-time $20.00 pack and I got:

      Dragon Morrigan I *3
      Josephine I *2
      Sister Nightingale I *1

      I also got 2 epics, one of which was Cassandra so I combined my 2 Cassandra's together.

      Any advice for a nice team? I swapped my Phoenix with Morrigan but I am partial to my two dwarves -- Red Lyrium Bartrand and Brogan Dace -- and they synergize well with Shale... Which doesn't leave room for my two new characters. Or should I forget the dwarves? They've gotten me out of messes before.

      EDIT: I also got 3 pieces of gear but I'm not sure how that works. I got a Mercy's Crest, Serum of Ambition and Seer Staff.
      Last edited by Phoenixx; 12-17-2017, 04:44 PM. Reason: Forgot something!

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      • #4
        Dragon Morrigan is an excellent hero and works best in mage/inquisition squads who can take advantage of her aura, or quick squads where her aura doesn't help much but her gain on enemy death becomes huge. Some of the best attack squads rely on quicks with her and a rune of speed and power. I always have at least one squad with her, recommend building her. Josie and SN are good with DM for the shareing auras.

        For you right now, I would keep a couple squads built,use Bart, SN, and anything else you can find that's quick with DM. Use a speed and power rune with it and see how it goes in the nexus on insane. This may net you a few more dwarves to go with your other squad you should keep built for now which is, of course, your dwarves. RL Bart is excellent right now, he will fit in both those teams. Use these teams to keep building. Also, go into PvP and see if you can make some headway there. You'll next a lot, but at least try to gat above 10,000th place in each event to get some gems built up.

        Good luck!
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        • #5
          Welcome back Phoenixx~! yes alot has changed since your time with the game.. you were playing before I ever came along.
          Odesius always giving solid advice~!

          Well to add to it..
          The current weekly nexus is Anvil of the Void. What I like about this nexus is that it has all the difficulty levels available.
          If you have the time I would even consider doing easy runs. You can get legendaries dropping even there.
          For an easy way to overview the game, I like going to hodacodex.

          http://www.hodacodex.com/en/

          You can sort and filter and create your own lists there to track your heroes.
          You can sort by the release dates of heroes so that might help you know where things fall currently.

          If you continue running nexus and getting gold you can use that gold to purchase Recruit Packs and Soldier packs but also you can divert some of the gold to gear packs too.
          It's going to be a lot of info to take in since last you were here so take your time and feel free to continue asking questions here~!

          Also to note, there are daily log in rewards.
          So make sure you log in daily as to not miss any rewards. You will need to NOT miss any days to get the final daily rewards by the month end. And sometimes the rewards near the end of the month can yield a legendary hero or a bloodstone pack or something else really great.

          Regarding the questions about who to look out for and what heroes to combine, etc...
          I personally believe if the hero is easier to come by then usually you are safe to combine (and if you do combine it is best to do so when you make the hero tier 3... then combine with the duplicate since going tier 3 to tier 4 is roughly the same effort as going from tier 1 to tier 3.. so this is the most efficient use when combining).

          Multi-star heroes are generally tougher to get duplicates, so that is when you may pause and ask a friend what is best.
          There are a lot of heroes in the game.. so depends what to look out for.
          Some example heroes that are hot currently:
          King Calenhad
          Tevinter Banner
          The Elder One
          Arcane Hawke (Garrett/Marian)
          Kitty
          The Theurge
          ... etc the list goes on of course

          Based on the upcoming schedule:
          http://forums.capitalgames.com/forum...r-21-january-4

          You would do well to participate in the event "In Peace, Vigilance" since that is a multi-leaderboard event, You could pick up a Red Lyrium Meredith to pair with your Red Lyrium Bartrand. In fact there are quite a few red lyrium heroes as prizes that week.

          Hope this helps.~!
          Last edited by Therealpill Cosby; 12-18-2017, 03:17 AM.
          ... and then there's PALA (you know.. that lil warrior dwarf).

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          • #6
            In a few days the cost of energy refills will be greatly reduced. This would be ideal to build up toons and xp You say you are currently level 30, I would craft mythic xp runes and look to build your level and toons up at the same time. Then, when refill costs are back to normal you will get better value

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            • #7
              Welcome back to HoDA!

              You should try to get as many BP as you can, there are a lot of great heroes that will improve your team a lot as RJS, AL, Cole, Solas, Ap Solas, TLI, TEO, Sha Brytols, Artificier Varric, Bianca...
              Best teams at the moment are demon squads: kitty, envy demon, POC and TDT, Dorian-Xenon combinations, Calenhad-Tevinter Banner combinations and LSC-VV-RJS combinations with Behemoth.
              The best squad is 3 or 4 Bartrands, but it is very difficult to get dupes if you don't pay a lot of gems for them.

              Good luck!

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              • #8
                Guesing you might not know what some of the abbreviations in Grey Warden's post are. Sometimes all of us veterans forget that not everyone knows the abbreviations. (I myself have been guilty of doing it as well).

                RJS - Red Jenny Sera, AL - Advisor Leilana, TLI - The Last Inquisitor, TEO - The Elder One, POC - Possessed Ogre Commander, TDT - The Dark Theurge, LSC - Lady Seeker Cassandra (not to be confused with the regular Seeker Cassandra), VV - Viscount Varric.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tavan View Post
                  Guesing you might not know what some of the abbreviations in Grey Warden's post are. Sometimes all of us veterans forget that not everyone knows the abbreviations. (I myself have been guilty of doing it as well).

                  RJS - Red Jenny Sera, AL - Advisor Leilana, TLI - The Last Inquisitor, TEO - The Elder One, POC - Possessed Ogre Commander, TDT - The Dark Theurge, LSC - Lady Seeker Cassandra (not to be confused with the regular Seeker Cassandra), VV - Viscount Varric.
                  Thanks a lot Tavan, you are right, thanks for complete and clarify my post

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the replies and help, and especially thank you for telling me what the abbreviations are. Before I scrolled down I was scratching my head!

                    I'm doing the Anvil of the Void quest on medium, so far so good and it's where I got my Ruby Shale. I'm very partial to dwarves (my Warden/Inquisitor are dwarves).

                    I received a Legendary Giant Wisp I (white) from the event. What should I do with it?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Phoenixx View Post
                      Thanks for the replies and help, and especially thank you for telling me what the abbreviations are. Before I scrolled down I was scratching my head!

                      I'm doing the Anvil of the Void quest on medium, so far so good and it's where I got my Ruby Shale. I'm very partial to dwarves (my Warden/Inquisitor are dwarves).

                      I received a Legendary Giant Wisp I (white) from the event. What should I do with it?

                      for now, I'd hang onto your leg giant wisp. It's best used for forting when the time comes. Youcan also get mythic giant wisps from the event, so if you combine two giant leg wisps, you'll get one nearly at t3. Add an epic and a rare giant wisp to that and I believe it'll be t3. Than take that and combine with a t1 myth to max out to a t4 myhic wisp. Using this process I believe I have 24 of them now, goes quick and you're ready for that meta LC when you get it.
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                      • #12
                        And you can also can get dual red and white mythic wisps if you do some refills.
                        I would fort Dragon Morrigan with your legendary wisp and I would keep in my inventory mythic giant wisps and dual mythic wisps, they will be very useful when you get better heroes or a better dragon.
                        Sorry for the abbreviations, after 4 years playing the game I sometimes don't realize that they are difficult for new players

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                        • #13
                          Should I use this wish to fort? I got it from the Anvil event.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Phoenixx View Post
                            Should I use this wish to fort? I got it from the Anvil event.
                            Keep going and see if you can get two leg giant wisps, combine those, add an epic and a rare giant wisp (or whatever else you have on hand) to make it t3 and add that to your new myth wisp to make a shiny t4 DM could be worthy but if I were you I'd hold and build more and place in something like Hivernal, Posessed Ogre Commander, Nightmare, or other top LC.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Odesius View Post

                              Keep going and see if you can get two leg giant wisps, combine those, add an epic and a rare giant wisp (or whatever else you have on hand) to make it t3 and add that to your new myth wisp to make a shiny t4 DM could be worthy but if I were you I'd hold and build more and place in something like Hivernal, Posessed Ogre Commander, Nightmare, or other top LC.

                              I agree with Odesius, I would fort Dragon Morrigan with T4 legs giand wisps and I would save my mythic ones for a better large creature as Hivernal, Possessed Ogre Commander or Great Dragon, these are the best large creatures currently.

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