Warrior/Guide/Equipment

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Principles

Stats

Unlike Thief a Warrior's abilities do not bypass armor. As such, we will want lots of Hitroll which you can think of as armor penetration. The more Hitroll we have the less our opponent's armor matters. We also want Damroll which gives us bonus damage. You can almost entirely ignore the AC or Armor Class of an item while on the islands. Warrior's abilities use movement as their resource and lots of it so you will also want to look out for MOV_REGEN which allows us to regenerate movement more quickly in and outside of combat.

In short, equipment stats should be prioritized in this order:

  1. STR (just enough to wield your weapon, maybe 1 or 2 extra if to prevent being disarmed by Chill Touch)
  2. HITROLL
  3. DAMROLL
  4. MOV_REGEN
  5. DEX
  6. CON
  7. STR for more damage

The primary stats (STR/INT/WIS/DEX/CON/CHR) can only be boosted by equipment by 8 so it's useless to have a primary stat like STR on every piece of equipment as it will be wasted.

This seems like a lot of stats to manage but this actually makes it easy to spot Warrior equipment as it will have at least two or more of these stats (sometimes all of them at once!)

Any other stats are just a bonus. You can almost entirely ignore the AC (Armor) stat on equipment while leveling, you are not a tank; you want stuff to die fast. However, if you have two HEAD or ON_BODY items which have the same stats you should take the one with higher armor as armor counts for more in these slots.

Guidelines

  • A good rule of thumb if you're unsure is to have roughly 1:1 Hitroll:Damroll.
    • If Cleric is your second or third class you can make that more like 1:2 or even 1:3 Hitroll to Damroll as Bless and Faerie Fire can make up for the hitroll on your armor.
  • By level 20 Warrior you should aim to have 15 Hitroll and Damroll, at least 20 Move Regen (preferably 30+)
  • You should have at least one crush weapon and one slash weapon. One of those, or in addition to them, you should have a nonorm special damage type weapon to deal with ethereals/ghosts. These weapon types are widely available (such as The Goblin Slayer below)


List of Warrior Equipment

The Warrior Equipment Category lists equipment which is either explicitly WARRIOR flagged or is designed to be used for Warriors

Leveling Gear

This section will cover important pieces of gear you should do your best to acquire while leveling. Not every piece of equipment is required nor will everyone have the exactly the same equipment due to Alter Aeon being a multi-class MUD. As with most newbie island gear it is focused primarily towards dealing as much damage as possible even if there is slightly less armor due to the theory that they can't hit you if they're dead.

NOTE: Gear listed here is generally focused on hitting rather than tanking to make the leveling process smoother

The item page for each embedded item should have the location of where it can be found.

Weapon

Your starting weapon will carry you all the way to level 10

Level 10

Level 11

weapon
2_WIELD
3 to 45zapping chop
slow Speed
Requires 19 Strength
  • +5 damroll
  • +4 hitroll
  • +1 Warrior Skill Level
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 parry
  • +15 Movement
Requires Level 11 Warrior
GLOW ANTI_EVIL
Keywords: battleaxe might axe battle

Level 18

weapon
3 to 36nonorm slash
Normal Speed
Requires 25 Strength
  • +4 damroll
  • +3 hitroll
  • +3 parry
  • +10% Spell Save
  • +10% Poison Save
Requires Level 18 Warrior
GLOW ANTI_GOOD
Keywords: glowing broad magical broadsword sword

Level 19

Notes
  • The axe of thunder is is quite effectively used with the Ground Strike ability if you can't find Thunderstrike

Level 22

weapon
2_WIELD
4 to 80very slow, zapping crush
Normal Speed
Requires 29 Strength
  • +2 Warrior Skill Level
  • +5 damroll
  • +4 hitroll
  • +5% Cold Save
  • +5% Fire Save
  • +1 Constitution
Requires Level 22 Warrior
GLOW
Keywords: thunder thunderstrike strike hammer dwarven legendary

Level 29

weapon
2_WIELD
7 to 49pound
fast Speed
Requires 25 Strength
  • +6 parry
  • +6 dodge
  • +6 damroll
  • +7 hitroll
Requires Level 29 Warrior
Keywords: tonfa tonfas set

Shield

Artifact armor
SHIELD
1 Armor Class
Requires 21 Strength
  • +1 Warrior Skill Level
  • +1 hitroll
  • +2 damroll
  • -2 HP Regen
  • -2 HP
  • -2 age
Character Bound
Requires Level 16 Warrior
GLOW
Keywords: war shield fallen ancient ancients old burnished silver

Head

Level 0

Artifact armor
HEAD
4 Armor Class
  • +8 HP
  • +5% Fire Save
  • +13 Movement
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Constitution
  • +5% Spell Save
Character Bound
Requires Level 0
Keywords: cap leather red

Level 12

Artifact armor
HEAD
4 Armor Class
  • +2 damroll
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Constitution
Requires Level 12
GLOW
Keywords: finger bones crown

Level 18

Artifact armor
HEAD
5 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Strength
  • +5% Spell Save
  • +1 Dexterity
Requires Level 18 Warrior
Keywords: battlehelm helm battle horned dwarven dark steel

Neck

Level 8

Artifact armor
NECK
4 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 Charisma
  • +12 HP
Requires Level 8
Keywords: necklace skull skulls gross

Level 18 (Total 37)

Artifact armor
NECK
1 Armor Class
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 Charisma
  • +10 Movement
Requires Total Levels 37
Keywords: orcish medal honor tarnished bronze gornash

Arms

Level 3

Artifact armor
ARMS
5 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 Dexterity
Requires Level 3
Keywords: black leather sleeves pair

Wrist

Level 7

Rare armor
WRISTS
4 Armor Class
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 damroll
Character Bound
Requires Level 7
Keywords: greasy leather bracer

Hands

Level 12

Rare armor
HANDS FEET
2 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Strength
Requires Level 12
Keywords: set tiger paws

Level 15

Artifact armor
HANDS
3 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Constitution
Character Bound
Requires Level 15
Keywords: ranger gloves pair forest green

Finger

Level 11

Rare armor
FINGERS
1 Armor Class
  • +2 hitroll
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +5 Movement
  • +5 HP
Character Bound
Requires Level 11
Keywords: ring official crest mayor's mayor signet


Level 21

Artifact armor
FINGERS
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Warrior Skill Level
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Constitution
  • +5% Poison Save
Account Bound
Requires Level 21 Warrior
GLOW
Keywords: brushed serpentine gold ring

On Body

About Body

Waist

Level 10

Artifact treasure
WAIST
  • +2 damroll
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 Dexterity
Character Bound
Requires Total Levels 10
Keywords: copper hoop bracelet gorros gorro gorro's

Level 16

Rare armor
WAIST
2 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Dexterity
Account Bound
Requires Level 16
Keywords: belt gravekeeper jet black

Legs

Level 8

Artifact armor
LEGS
7 Armor Class
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Dexterity
Requires Level 8
Keywords: overalls grey dirty

Level 11

Artifact armor
LEGS
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Warrior Skill Level
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
Account Bound
Requires Level 11 Warrior
Keywords: pants leather sootblackened soot blackened

Level 15

Artifact armor
LEGS
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Warrior Skill Level
  • +2 damroll
Requires Level 15 Warrior
Keywords: ed's pants

Level 17

Artifact armor
LEGS
2 Armor Class
  • +1 Warrior Skill Level
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Constitution
Character Bound
Requires Total Levels 46 17 warrior
Keywords: black war pants

Feet

Level 3

Artifact armor
FEET
3 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Dexterity
Character Bound
Requires Level 3
Keywords: midnight black boots pair

Shield/Held