Welcome to the Update 14, Menace of the Underdark Expansion Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online! These release notes were posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012.
The shadow of Lolth has cast darkness over the kingdom of Cormyr where heroes struggle to stem the unrelenting tide of the Drow forces. The hopes of the Realms lie with champions from Eberron, whose world has become entangled in Lolth's schemes, bringing them to Faerûn where they will make the final stand against the Queen of the Demonweb!
Venture Beyond the Rift between worlds as you aid the Gatekeepers of Eberron and take the first steps into another realm in this continuation of the Spinner of Shadows storyline!
The Menace of the Underdark Expansion is now available! Featuring a multitude of epic adventures, unprecedented new wilderness areas with challenging objectives, a host of dungeons and more!
To purchase this expansion, visit our purchase page by clicking here. Multiple purchase packages available!
Take your character customization to the next level with our new Epic Destinies system! Included with purchase of the Menace of the Underdark Expansion, this Epic level enhancement system brings all new abilities, attacks, and opportunities for glory!
To purchase the Menace of the Underdark expansion, visit our purchase page by clicking here. Multiple purchase packages available!
Challenge the Drow of the Underdark as a Druid from the wilds of Eberron! Starting with Menace of the Underdark, DDO’s first shape-shifting class, the Druid, is available as a premium playable class -- and free to all VIPs! Proficient with staves, daggers, clubs, sickles, and more; the Druid is a powerful caster who is able to fill a variety of party roles.
Important Information Regarding Druids:
Five new Challenges are now available in DDO! Visit the town of Eveningstar and Eveningstar Cavern to check out these new Challenges! Available with purchase of the Menace of the Underdark Expansion, or free for being a VIP!
A new Daily Challenge Token vendor has been added to the town of Eveningstar!
The questing panel has been redesigned to provide more clear guidance regarding your questing options.
Changes have been made to the following Feats & Enhancements:
The spell damage amplification system (including bonuses from items and enhancements) now uses a Spell Power rating to determine how much damage you deal with spells. In most cases, each point of Spell Power increases the base damage of your spell by 1%. (For example, casting a spell with 100 Spell Power will result in double damage.) Unlike the old damage amplification effects, Spell Power is not restricted by spell level, and bonuses to Spell Power of different types stack, following standard D&D stacking rules. (An Enhancement bonus and an Alchemical bonus will stack, but only the greater of two Enhancement bonuses will apply.) The bonus damage from Spell Power is not multiplied by metamagics such as Empower Spell or Maximize Spell. Items and enhancements that granted damage amplification to specific damage types will now provide a bonus to Spell Power with spells of that damage type. (For example, an old Combustion V item that used to grant +20% damage to level V or lower Fire spells will now grant a +48 Equipment bonus to Spell Power when casting any Fire spell.) Potency effects grant Spell Power with any spell, as expected, but generally have lower values than specific effects. Sources of Spell Power include:
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