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Lacka's Barbarian Shaman Guide


Contents

Greetings!
Starting Out
Weapons and Armor
Questing
Alchemy
Shaman Talk
Joining a Guild
Lacka's Links
E-mail me

 

Greetings!  

Hail and well met friend!  I am Lacka Wolvespride, Tribunal Shaman and member of the guild Giliath Lang on the server Vallon Zek.  So, you seek the path of the Tribunal Shaman?  Be warned, ours is not the easiest to follow.  You will not have the glory of battle like the warrior, the strong damaging magic of the wizard, nor the amazing healing powers of the cleric.  We are a well-rounded class full of mystery and spiritualism.  We can do many things well, but are most sought out for our ability to call upon the spirits to enhance others.  We can also use these powers to greatly weaken our foes.  

The following information was put together from some of the best Shaman sites on the Web. 

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  Starting Out

EQshaman has some great guides to starting a shaman.  Go to their site and click on "Guides." They will give you pointers for creating your shaman, starting out and where to hunt at different levels.  There's even information here on the Iksar, Ogre or Troll shaman, though why anyone would choose that path is a mystery.

Your spells and what they do.  Shamans are casters of the priest class.  Many do not realize this and are deceived by our nifty armor and fine weapons.  Understanding your magic will make you a vital part in any group.  To learn about your spells, the best site is the Belagar's Ultimate Guide to Alchemy  It will explain all your spells by level, how much mana is needed to cast and where they can be obtained.  

Training your skills.  The shaman has so many areas that need training.  The Shaman's Crucible's Skill Chart lists all of your skills, what they do and what the cap is per level.

Location, location, location!  Anyone starting out in Everfrost knows how easy it is to get lost.  Understanding the /loc command is the key to survival and corpse retrieval.  Be sure to check out this /loc guide to understand how it all works.  

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Weapons and Armor

Shamans can wield one and two hand blunt, piercing and occasionally a one-hand slash weapon.  In my youth I focused on one and two hand blunt for I did a lot of melee.  As I got older, I was less and less involved in the physical battle and used my magic more.   It was then I focused on piercing.  The spears obtained at higher levels can greatly enhance your wisdom and other stats.  I also prefer piercing because it's fast and I can sometimes interrupt casters by alternating it with slam.  I leave the heavy damage dealing to the tanks and intelligence-based casters.  EQ Shaman lists your choices for weapons and their stats and how they can be obtained.  Click on "weapons" after entering the site.

Since you will be doing lots of healing, player characters and non-player characters generally try to eliminate you first.  Because of this you need to build up your AC.  Shaman are allowed to wear all types of armor except a plate class.  Belgar's lists your choices for armor including stats, and how it can be obtained.  Click on "Armor Resource Center" once you enter the site.

In your early years, you will be covered mostly in patchwork armor.  This can be obtained by taking polar skins to Cindl at Mac's in Halas.  She will turn them into random pieces of patchwork.  You can also take up tailoring.  Buy a small kit and build your skills.  You can outfit yourself rather quickly plus make some money selling your skills.  As you get older, you can eventually make much sought after products. EQTraders is one of the best sites for learning any skill.  Try the tailoring recipe section.

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Questing

Killing beasties to level and loot gets old quick.  To break up the monotony, try some quests.  Try Everlore's guide to quests. Check out Halas and Everfrost if you're just starting out. There are many low level quests that can be done. 

The EQlizer also has a nice quest database.  It allows you to search by class, level, zone and item.

And if ya still can't find a quest, try Allakhazam's Quest Database.

Many Shamans quest for their Totemic Armor.  A complete guide on how to obtain each piece can be found at Belgars.

Detailed information on how to obtain the shaman epic weapon, Spear of Fate, can be found at this Spoiler Site.

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Alchemy    

A skill uniquely our own, our potions can allow non-casters to run at wolf's speed, breath under-water and levitate.  You will never make your fortune as an alchemist, but you will make many of your guild-mates and friends happy! The foremost alchemy guide is Belgar's. There you will learn the recipes, where to find certain herbs, pricing guidelines and trivial charts.  

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Shaman Talk

Often times we need a place where we can ask questions and offer information.  Several Shaman forums are available including: 

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Joining a Guild

Finding a guild that suits your needs can be difficult.  Try Everlore's Guild Database to search different guilds by server.

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Lacka's Links

Just a list of my favorite EQ places.

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