Poison Clan

Go Kill Something!

Stronghold Chest of Power Contest

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Quick Summary:

New Contest. Email me a Stronghold Chest of Power in time for this weekend's contest (deadline is Sunday, February 12 at server reset). You get 1 raffle ticket for each chest, and a special raffle ticket for every 5 chests. Prize list is below.

Detailed Explanation:

We just finished up a wildly successful Influence contest and you guys blew the top off of it.

To help us get to our goal, the next contest is for Stronghold Chests of Power - during 2x Shards weekend!. In an ideal world, we would each buy 10 Stronghold Chests of Power and that would let us finish building the Stronghold.... but remember, donations are NOT and NEVER WILL BE required in Poison Clan - this is 100% volunteer only!

The contest is simple - email a Stronghold Chest of Power to me and you will earn 1 raffle ticket. You will earn 1 additional raffle ticket for every additional chest you send. I have purchased 40 chests to help us get started!

Additionally, for every player who donates at least 5 chests, you get an additional ticket in a special raffle - the prize is an epic Heavy Mystic Nightmare. If 10 players get into that raffle, I will add a Glorious Resurgence Epic Artifacts Pack to that special raffle... and if 20 players get into that raffle, I will add a second Glorious Resurgence Epic Artifacts Pack! Players receive an additional special pool ticket for each 5 chests they donate!

So, run some dungeons and get some salvage. Refine your salvage and convert the AD to Zen and buy some Chests from the Zen market.


I will ask some of our newest players to help put the shards into the coffer so that they can use the marks towards Dragonflight Armor or other gear.

Also, some of the shards will be traded to other guilds in exchange for Adventurer's Shards. Almost all the other gauntlets need Conqueror's Shards and we only need 6k to finish the whole build. unfortunately, we need about 260k Adventurers :)

If we get a light response for this, any unclaimed prizes from the general raffle pool will be used in our next contest, during the Siege of Neverwinter event. Unused prizes from the special pool will be liquidated to purchase Chests of power and/or gems for the coffer. If participation is as active as the Influence contest, additional prizes will be added to maintain the value of tickets!

Finally, the marks I get will be converted into scrolls, which i will farm and sell for AD, which i will then use to refine runestones to put in the coffer. Everything goes back to the coffer or to new players who need help with gear!

Prize List:


Monshae Druid, uncommon

Monshae Druid, uncommon

Rimefire Golem, uncommon

Armored Orc Wolf, uncommon

Fawn of Shialla, uncommon

Lizardfolk Shaman, uncommon

Helmite Paladin, uncommon

Redcap Powrie, epic

Alchemist Experimentor, epic

Cockatrice, epic - w/lesser bonding


Shadow Wolf, uncommon

Winter Wolf, uncommon


Champion's Battle Horn

Champion's Battle Horn

Tymora's Lucky Coin

Frozen Throne of the North

Frozen Throne of the North

Frostborn Glove Pack

Warborn Glove Pack

Mysterious Crystal Charger


25 Greater Marks of Potency, 10 Preservation wards

25 Greater Marks of Potency, 10 Preservation wards

25 Greater Marks of Potency, 10 Preservation wards

Thaumaturgic Set - 99 Minor Thaumaturgic Stones, 99 Lesser Thaumaturgic Stones

Thaumaturgic Set - 99 Minor Thaumaturgic Stones, 99 Lesser Thaumaturgic Stones

Thaumaturgic Grab Bag - 100+ Minor Thaumaturgic Stones, 40+ Lesser Thaumaturgic Stones, 4+ Thaumaturgic Stones

Power Stone Grab Bag - 40+ Minor Power Stones, 40+ Lesser Power Stones, 4+ Power Stones, 2+ Greater Power Stones

Stability Stone Grab Bag - 40+ Minor Stability Stones, 40+ Lesser Stability Stones, 4+ Stability Stones, 2+ Greater Stability Stones

Union Stone Grab Bag - 40+ Minor Union Stones, 40+ Lesser Union Stones, 4+ Union Stones, 2+ Greater Union Stones

Resonance Set - 99 Minor Resonance Stones, 99 Lesser Resonance Stones

Resonance Set - 99 Minor Resonance Stones, 99 Lesser Resonance Stones

RP Grab Bag - 25+ Peridots, 20+ Flawless Saphires, 125+ Aquamarines, 20+ Black opals, 1 Blood Ruby

Grand Prizes

50 Cubes of Augmentation

10 Superior Marks of Potency, 10 Preservation wards

Valindra's Artifact Set (Shard of Valindra's Crown, rare quality, Amulet of Valindra's Favor, epic quality, Belt of Valindra's Guard, rare quality)

Players who contribute 5 Chests of Power will receive an additional raffle ticket in a special drawing for an epic Heavy Mystic Nightmare mount (and will receive an additional ticket for each additional 5 chests donated after the first 5).

If a total of 10 players donate 5 chests each, I will add a Glorious Resurgence Epic Artifacts Pack - this will be raffled off in the same pool of tickets as the Heavy Mystic Nightmare mount.

If a total of 20 players donate 5 chests each, I will add another Glorious Resurgence Epic Artifacts Pack to the pool!

Influence Contest Results

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Congratulations, Poison Clan!

In 4 days, the guild raised 418,150 Influence - that's over 4,000 Influence per hour!

Because of all the players who jumped in and helped out (and all the raffle tickets they were awarded), I had to add a lot of prizes to the mix.

Take a peek at the attached screen shot for the winners lists and I'll get to work mailing the prizes to everyone!

Amazing job!

Prizes and winners!

"Coffer Buster" Influence Contest!

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I'm pleased to announce the first event in our "Coffer Buster Contest Series," the 2x Influence Contest!

Remember, every player that qualifies for at least one raffle ticket in each of our contests will earn a raffle in our final grand prize drawing!

The first contest is an influence contest, to take advantage of the 2x Influence weekend running from February 2nd until February 6th.

During that 5 day period, your character must donate 2400 Influence in order to earn a raffle ticket in the contest drawing.

To Qualify:

For each character that donates 2400 Influence during the event, the player receives 1 raffle ticket.

Each additional 800 Influence (for each qualifying character) awards an additional raffle ticket.

Whenever you donate influence, email KAY, who will verify it.

There are 6 activities that allow you to raise Influence for free (remember that these amounts DOUBLE during 2x Influence weekends):

Stronghold Heroic Encounters - maximum of 400 Influence per day per character

Strongbox of Influence dropped during Dragonflight - worth 400 if deposited unopened, worth 2000 in vouchers if unlocked

Stronghold Boon Structure missions - mission per character for every 20 hour period. These include:

Stable - Race (Whispering Caverns) worth 40 Influence, takes 3 minutes or less

Barracks - 4 Heroic Encounters (Well of Dragons) worth 100 Influence - the HEs also drop refinement, potions, Tyranny currency, and occasional artifact equipment

Explorer's Guild - retrieve 12 chipped mugs from opening Skill nodes - worth 100 Influence, easy to run while doing other content

Temple - kill 30 enemies in the stronghold - worth 20 points (will increase as Temple is upgraded) - easy to complete while running HEs

Influence is also available from vouchers obtained off the auction house or from Stronghold Starter Packs (Zen market)

Some events (like the upcoming Siege of Neverwinter) also drop vouchers worth varying amounts.

We're going to need a little over 4.4 million Influence to finish our Stronghold build, and we currently have about 500,000 of that, so the 2x Influence event is a huge opportunity for us that can make quite a difference in our plans!


Run multiple heroic encounters and "bank" the completions - open 5 each day of the event so that you don't have to farm them that day.

Run multiple characters - the contest is designed to give everyone a fair chance at prizes without punishing players who run extra characters and play longer hours.

Save and donate Influence boxes and vouchers. They don't double but do count towards your total!

Prizes to be raffled:


Moonshae Druid, uncommon

Moonshae Druid, uncommon

Rimefire Golem, uncommon

Armored Orc Wolf, uncommon

Fawn of Shialla, uncommon

Lizardfolk Shaman, uncommon

Helmite Paladin, uncommon

Redcap Powrie, epic

Alchemist Experimentor, epic

Cockatrice, epic - w/lesser bonding


Shadow Wolf, uncommon

Winter Wolf, uncommon


Champion's Battle Horn

Champion's Battle Horn

Tymora's Lucky Coin

Frozen Throne of the North

Frozen Throne of the North

Frostborn Glove Pack

Warborn Glove Pack

Mysterious Crystal Charger

Grand Prizes

99 Lesser Thaumaturgic Stones

99 Lesser Resonance stone

25 Greater Mark of Potency

Valindra's Artifact Set (Shard of Valindra's Crown, rare quality, Amulet of Valindra's Favor, epic quality, Belt of Valindra's Guard, rare quality)

New Influence Contest!

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Hello, Poison Clan!

I'm sad to say we didn't reach our goal of 440,000 Influence with the contest, but we did get over 345,000!

Our prize winners are:

Kikyo - Stack of 99 resonance stones
Soth420 - Epic Rimfire Golem
Kris Deadeye - Tymora's Lucky Coin (substitute prize since the Epic Savage Polar Bear mount was not awarded).

Straylight was the winner of our officer contest.

So we did a lot of Influence, but we've got a couple of things we still need. We need another 95,000 Influence to start GH 15, never mind all the upgrades after it, and we need to find a home for this Savage Polar Bear!

To solve both problems, we're starting a new contest TODAY and it will run until server reset on Sunday, December 4th.

The contest goal is to raise 150,000 Influence.

If we reach that goal, we will raffle off the Epic Savage Polar Bear mount to any gamer tag that qualifies.

To qualify for the raffle, you must submit at least 2800 Influence (400 x 7 days) per GAMER TAG.

Players with multiple characters will have the same chance to win as players with a single character - though the players with more than one character will be able to reach the minimum influence quicker.

Each player that qualifies will get ONE raffle ticket if we meet our Influence goal.

I've already donated 4000 Influence to get us started and will donate more this week, as well.

Today's guild mail will notify you of the contest results from last week, announce the new contest, and explain to everyone why Influence is so important to the guild's success.

Good luck and somebody win this thing, I need the inventory space!

Influence Contest

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Our Tyranny of Dragons Currency Contest has come to a close.

Straylight won the officer prize. For players, first prize (3 rank 8 bonding runestones) goes to Torgan. Second place (rare Rimefire Golem) goes to Kisa, and third place (Frostburn Glove Pack) goes to Little Fox!

Let's hear from Kay:

The Tyranny Contest has been a great success so a big thank you to all of you who took part. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated and shows what we can achieve when we work together as a group. We’ve had a fantastic response over the last nine days and have accumulated over 1.2 million in total for the coffer. Congratulations to the winners, who managed to collect 237,410 between the three of them – well done, you guys are awesome!


Straylight 91,030
Torgan 73,815
Kisa 72,565
Little Fox 68,265
Jish 68,120
Moxxi 65,120
Dreadnought 60,300
Talenwill 57,800
Bama 43,385
Sin 41,730
GreenArrow 31,875
Brigit Ni Riain 26,285
Solstice Of The Void 25,375
Arr-kro 22,915
Kingslayer 22,205
Eddie 22,170
Felozura 17,655
Jocasta 17,515
Kris Deadeye 16,050
Lithreal Voruk 14,335

Kay - we really appreciate the work you put into tracking contests for us. Thank you VERY much!

Our recent contests have been wildly successful and it is great to see the guild come together to work on a goal!

Thanks to a great suggestion from Fertha, we're adding a CONTEST channel to Slack. You'll be able to read a summary of the current contest and click a link to the full post. You'll be able to see who the winners are, as well as see a daily total of "raised so far" to let you know our progress.

That is a big deal, because.....

Today, I'm announcing our most important contest to date... we need 1.25 MILLION Influence to get to GH 16, which includes upgrades to all three of our current boon structures. We need lots of other things - currency, gems, gold, and surplus - but the big hold up is going to be Influence.

I can't stress this enough - there's nothing you can do to help your guild AND YOURSELF more than to run Influence every day. The daily quests that grant it have a low limit per character and the structures that need it always need a lot of it.

So our next contest is going to be for Influence and the prizes are incredible.

The contest will run for 1 week, until Sunday, November 27, ending at 8 am UK time, 3 am New York time, midnight on Saturday Pacific time. Influence you donate on multiple characters counts towards your account total, as with all of our contests. There's a catch, though - actually a few key points.

1) The first place prize will only be awarded IF we reach a minimum of 400,000 Influence from all contributors by the time the contest ends!

2) In order to be eligible, you must donate an average of 500 Influence per day (per account), meaning you will have to run 5 stronghold heroics and at least 2 of the boon structure missions (the missions you pick up at Explorer's Guild, Stable, or Barracks).

3) Vouchers that you farm from DF or Siege count, as well as vouchers from Stronghold Starter packs or the Auction house.

So what prizes are worth those kind of conditions?

Third Place - Epic Rimefire Golem
Second Place - a full stack of Lesser Resonance Stones
First Place - Epic Savage Polar Bear mount

We've got a lot of resources to build up over the next three and a half weeks if we want to start GH 16 on time, so the more guild members who join in, the better we'll do - and Influence is something everybody can contribute for just a few minutes each day!

Good luck and GO KILL SOMETHING!

ToD Donation Contest

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Hello, Poison Clan!

We're at an interesting intersection of need and opportunity when it comes to the guild hall progression.

Today, the Siege of Neverwinter event starts, which drops Tyranny of Dragons currency. Right now, we REALLY need a couple hundred thousand ToD to finish the Mine, so our officers decided to throw a new contest!

The contest starts today and runs until midnight on Friday November 18th, Pacific time (meaning Saturday, November 19th at 8 am UK time or 3 am New York time).

Any Tyranny of Dragons currency counts, which includes:

Fallen Dragon Fang 125 pts
Dragon Hoard Coins 5 pts
Linu's Favor 415 pts
Page of Arcane Lore 95 pts
Cult Secret 90 pts
Dragon Sigil 100 pts
Dragon Gem 250 pts
Dragon Bone 250 pts
Dragon Forged Steel 250 pts
Shard of Dragon Forged Steel 1000 pts
Stolen Tyranny Treasures 25 pts
Minor Treasures of Tyranny Voucher 795 pts
Basic Treasures of Tyranny Voucher 1,590 pts
Major Treasures of Tyranny Voucher 3,695 pts

You can gain Tyranny currency from the Siege of Neverwinter event, the daily Harper missions in Protector's Enclave, the Harper dragons (and their missions) in Neverdeath, Ebon Downs, Icespire Peak, Rothe Valley, and Whispering Caverns, the missions in Well of Dragons, heroic encounters and Dragon heralds in Well of Dragons, and vouchers from all kinds of sources (chests available in Zen market or Auction house, vouchers dropped in the Stronghold, and so on). LOTS of ways to farm this currency!

The contest is open to all players, with the top three donors receiving the following prizes:

First Place: A set of three Rank 8 Bonding Runestones Second Place: Rare Rimfire Golem companion Third Place: Frostburn Gloves Pack

Our officers will check the coffer donations daily and maintain a list of each player's running total.

Remember, your donations help YOU to grow stronger as our Stronghold progresses.

Good luck and GO KILL SOMETHING!

The Nation alliance is made up of 13 unique, friendly guilds, working together to grow, complete content, and progress in the game.

Several of our member guilds have roster spots available. As each guild has different requirements and a different purpose, there's a good chance that one of them is a good home for you!

If you need strong players to run with, helping completing campaigns and gearing, or just help getting achievements, you should look at our guilds!

White Lotus - Guild Hall 20

Available Roster Spots: 10

Boons: -Barracks Rank 10 -Stable rank 10 -Temple Rank 10 -Wizard's Workshop Rank 10 -Siege Smithy Rank 9

Donation Reqs: 1600 influence per week & running stronghold quests for shards

No buy ins.

Must be working towards FBI.

Minimum Item Lvl:3k

Recruiter Gamertags:





@ l Alive l

Dragon Age - Guild Hall: 15

Niche guild of US & UK players who know their classes, combining excellence in gameplay with a warm, friendly feel. Strong, very active alliance. Relaxed atmosphere & no elite guild pressure or buy-ins.

Stronghold Boons: Stable, Barracks, Temple

Minimum Requirements: 18+, a mic, one level 70 character at 2.2K Item Level, Daily Influence, join guild facebook page.

Recruiter Gamertags:

Moira Cousland

Kill La KiLLL




Lord Keswik





Poison Clan - Guild Hall 17

GH 18 under construction, starting GH 19 on March 4th, 2017


Barracks Rank 8, Stable Rank 8, Explorer's Guild Rank 8, Temple Rank 8

Donations Required: N/A

Minimum Item Level: 2500

Recruiter Gamertags:


Dread Venomous

Savage Embrace - Guild Hall 12

Looking for mature guild members, no crazy kids. No entry fee.


Barracks, Rank 6, Stable Rank 5

Donations Required: Weekly donation targets, 400 Influence per day of play.

No minimum item level or character level required.

Recruiter Gamertags:



JOOG pixalated




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Hello, Neverwinter!

My name is Doug and I'm the guild leader of Poison Clan.

I've put together the basic guidelines of how I run Dragonflight events.

Dragonflight is a critical team sport that depends on players working cooperatively to succeed. Dragonflight is critical for players to get good armor and is critical for guilds to get the resources needed for their stronghold. If you're not interested in working with the guild hosting, then please leave the instance and let a player who WILL cooperate with the team have that spot! When PC hosts DF, we ask that you donate any vouchers/resources that you pick up (assuming your guild leader has not locked out that resource for outgoing donations). We do NOT ask that you unlock strongboxes before donating, as we do not expect you to pay for a key. If you want to do so, anyway, we greatly appreciate it.

Points to remember:

Poison Clan players do Red/Blue, alliance players Green/Black.

Leave the first dragon at 10% and go to the second.

If the player organizing DF doesn't ask you to close out a dragon, go to the next one, don't stay behind at the first dragon.

The closer will usually handle the empowers - we need for you to focus on fighting the dragons.

When you are killed, release and go back to the campfire, as nobody will stop fighting to pick you up.

Do not kill any dragons until ALL dragons are below 10% OR the organizer calls KILL KILL KILL in Zone and/or Alliance chat.

Don't use Zone chat or Alliance if you need something or want to group up, just use "Say" when you get to your dragon.

Watch for messages in Zone and/or Alliance from the organizer or your officers.

Don't camp out at the camp fire - if you're not participating, let a player come in who will join in.

Here's a map of the Stronghold showing the dragon locations, in case you're new to the event.

Poison Clan is Recruiting!

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Revision: 6/26/2018

Hello, Neverwinter!

Poison Clan is looking for new players to join our close knit family of champions!

We require no entry fee and no donations. Our minimum item level is 11k without guild boons (no cheating lol)

What we expect from new players is that they join in to the community and become one of our friends.

This guild is made of people who are laid back, relaxed, and enjoy helping each other.

Must be an active player, update member comments when playing - Roster examined regularly, players with comments older than 2 weeks are removed.

Our one rule is "don't be a dick."

GH 20, Barracks, Stable, Explorer's Guild and Temple boons. We're in the process of building PvP structures up now and have the Siege Smithy at rank 6.

We are the helm of an alliance of other guilds that share our values - no groups formed in alliance chat by item level, cooperative play, and laid back friendly socialization.

Recruiter's Gamer Tag:

Dread Venomous


Getting Geared Up

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Good morning, Poison Clan!

If you're reading this, it means you are a member of Poison Clan and are working on getting geared up and getting stronger, so that you can accomplish more in the game. You may have already seen the difficulty that players have getting into Alliance groups to run advanced content - most players announcing are looking for characters with 3k item level and there's never enough room for DPS, it seems.

Our guild can put together strong groups that allow lower geared players to complete T2s, skirmishes, and eDemo to help you get seals, twisted, and good drops, which will help you along the way. You'll need to keep in mind, though, that Alliance groups are less tolerant of this and are often very strong players who are looking for players who can keep up on speed runs.

You also should keep in mind that there are only so many runs a day that guild members can take players through in order to help them gear, as they're sacrificing their own progression to help you. Almost all of our officers are willing to throw together a group to help you, but don't assume that they'll stop playing to cart you around. You need to connect with other players, hopefully form a group of your own, and, when you need help from players outside your group, be respectful of their time. At all times, you should focus on becoming stronger and more capable of handling content instead of looking for someone to carry you.

This write up is intended to help players who are working to get to item level 2500, which is when the epic Demogorgon raid is unlocked - but also intended to help you become strong enough to effectively contribute to a group working to complete difficult content, like a T2 or eDemo. As you grow stronger, you'll be able to handle harder and harder content, eventually moving from guild-only groups to the outside world.

The good news is that these principles apply whether your item level 1400 or item level 2485 - the only difference is the starting point and how long you need to get there!

Also, this will serve to take you beyond 2500, and to get you started on points that will not affect your item level but will make you stronger, just the same.

Remember that all of this is advice, not hard and fast rules, but if you're struggling, follow the advice, get stronger, and have more fun.

Here are the basic steps:

  1. Make connections
  2. Map your build and boons
  3. Earn AD
  4. Road map to Rank 9 enchants
  5. Armor
  6. Upgrade artifacts & artifact equipment to uncommon to epic to legendary
  7. Select companions and start upgrading
  8. Progress through content

So, here are the details:

1. Make connections

Stop running Pick Up Groups (PUGs) and make connections in the guild. If there aren't enough players on during the hours you play, let officers know your time zone and schedule so that they can let recruiters know to focus on when you play. Solo players don't progress well enough in this game - to really succeed, you need a regular group of partners that you gel with. It takes time to build that up and the best place to find them is in your guild roster.

We have an official facebook page and we have forums, but the best advice I can give you is.... get on SLACK. Slack is our mobile app (also runs on your computer) and it offers huge advantages to players who use it. You've got access to other players for virtually the entire day, allowing you to ask questions and learn, to find out about upcoming guild events, and to partner up to complete content.

2. Map Your build and boons

The very best advice that I can give you is to run a solid, survivable build until you hit item level 2500 or higher and you have 90% of your boons finished.

If you don't have a good reference for a build, go to www.mmominds.com and read the most recent builds for your class. Some builds, like DC, are fairly durable no matter what build you choose (as of Mod 9/Mod 10, your greatest utility will come from running a Buff or Buff/Debuff build). For OP and GF, run tank builds to increase your survivability. For DPS, there is typically 1 path that has been proven to be the most effective path for your class - until you're well geared and have most of your boons, you should run that. Then, when you're more survivable, try out other builds that may interest you.

The most important key to remember about your character is that nobody has any right to tell you how to build it - that's your character, it is your choice what to do with it. By the same token, nobody has to run with you, either. If your build is flawed, but you're willing to respec or to adjust your equipment, to become more able to contribute to a group, you'll find your guild mates and other alliance members are more tolerant of helping you get stronger.

3. Earn AD

Until you have reliable sources of AD, you should run 2 "baby" dungeons (like cloak tower), 2 skirmishes, and 2 pvp domination matches every day. Do Maze Engine dailies every day. Do your "weekly" tasks in each campaign zone. Invoke every chance you get - in Mod 9, you will be granted AD directly. In Mod 10, it instead gives you "bonus" AD that will increase the amount of AD you earn from doing those tasks. The "baby" dungeons grant seals of adventure - every time you accumulate 500, cash it in for a bag of rough astral diamonds.

Astral Diamonds are the primary currency in this game and you can't progress without regularly earning it.

4. Roadmap to Rank 9 enchants

To start with, you should equip rank 7 enchants in every slot - the exception being if you equip Lesser Dragon's Hoard Enchantments in utility slots, since they're rank 8. Rank 7 enchants are available for 6 trade bars, which means they're very cheap on the auction house.

HOWEVER, your goal should be a minimum of rank 9 on yoru enchants, so for EACH enchantment slot, you will need to eventually compile:

24 rank 7 enchants of the type you plan to use
3 Greater Marks of Potency
A minimum of 15 preservation wards, and possibly more (there will be three total refinement events)

Note: 20 of the 24 rank 7 enchantments are "refinement" points - refining a same type enchantment is worth twice the value of a differing type - you can substitute 172,800 worth of RP (refinement points) for those 20 rank 7 enchants. Another 2 are "reagents" to get the rank 7s to rank 8.

Refine 4 rank 7 enchants (each) into 2 rank 7 enchants. Using preservation wards, a greater mark of potency, and an additional rank 7 enchant, upgrade the two refined rank 7s to rank 8.

Refine the remaining 12 rank 7 enchants into one of the two rank 8 enchantments. Refine the enchant using 2 greater marks of potency, preservation wards, and the other rank 8 enchant.

You're not going to instantly have the funds to raise your enchants to rank 9, so don't take this to mean you have ot try. Instead, get a complete set of rank 7 enchants to put into your gear ASAP and then collect the preservationw ards, greater marks of power, and additional rank 7 enchants that you will need to upgrade.

If possible, wait for a 2x RP event to do this - it will take HALF of the RP to do the job (16 instead of 24).

5. Armor

If you've got the resources to buy dusk armor (tradebars or pieces sold on AH), do it. It is a solid set and good enough to get you started on going for your Dragonflight gear. If you don't have the resources, grind out Shores of Tuern and Lair of Lostmauth to get elemental seals and (occasionally) drops you can equip.

I'd completely skip elven armor - you're in a guild that is a member of the strongest alliance in the game. You've got access to dragonflight runs multiple times a day, which lets you get the fangs you need, plus earn guild marks. Dragonflight armor requires Dragonfangs, guildmarks, and seals of the protector - and if you buy elven gear, it is taking away seals of the protector you could be using for your dragonflight.

Whenever Dusk gear is available (and is an upgrade over what you have), grab it, otherwise, just focus on getting a decent base set of elemental armor and grind out your dragonflight.

6. Upgrade artifacts & artifact equipment

You get your first artifact main hand from the last mission in Spinward Rise and you get your off hand from Protector's Enclave when you hit 70. They come "green," or "uncommon" quality and need to upgrade at least to blue, "rare," quality to become useful - you can't equip a weapon enchant until blue, for example, or unlock powers.

HOWEVER - this is not the weapon set you're most likely to run with in the long term.

If you're running an AP-build gain, you will most likely want the burning set from the Fiery Pit. That's a hard grind, as you'll need to get 100 motes from heroic encounters, requiring you to buy a booster from the tradbar merchant or auction house.

If you're running almost any other build, the Twisted set will be your best choice. You will need to accumulate demonic ichor (occasionally from heroics in IWD, Well of Dragons, or Dread Ring, always from Throne of the Dwarven Gods or Prophecy of Madness skirmish, Demogorgon, epic Demogrogon). You will also need 20 twisted ichor - which comes from silver or gold epic demogorgon runs - silver gives 1 ichor, gold gives 2 - and both require unlocking the chest at the end. This can go quickly, depending on getting in with a good group and buying keys, or it can take a long time to grind out.

Once you get your "long term" weapon, you can feed your elemental set into the new set - and you will get roughly 85% of the RP value you've put in so far. The less you've put into the old weapon, the less you will lose.

Another HOWEVER - by upgrading your first weapon set to purple (epic), you become stronger, with better bonuses, and will complete content more easily.

You've got to determine if your grind is going to be fast or slow and decide how much to refine based on that. If you're not going to put a lot of money into the game, do yourself a favor and upgrade your elemental weapon set to epic.

Get your artifacts (the four you equip to your "belt") to rare, at the very least. If you don't have 2x RP in the near future, upgrade them to epic. When upgrading during 2x RP, keep in mind that upgrading 1 artifact to mythic provides bigger boost sthan upgrading 2 artifacts to legendary. Read up on feeder artifacts, will make a huge difference in how quickly you get to mythic.

Artifact equipment - main hand, off hand, neck/waist - I'd do them in that order, but it doesn't really matter.

Whichever course you pursue first, all your artifacts and artifact equipment need upgrades and the higher you take them, the more powerful you become.

7. Select companions and start upgrading

You've got 5 slots for "active" companions, one of whom can be summoned. Don't bother putting runestones or equipment on companions you will not have summoned. Upgrade those four "active" companions to epic (as you can afford it or you get tokens from lockboxes) but make your "summoned" companion your focus.

While you're gearing up, i suggest you get the cheapest "augment" companion available, like the goat. It passes all of its stats over to you automatically. Don't put bonding runestones on it, unless you're looking to add power or defense stats - you won't get extra passed to you, you just get whatever the augment's stats are when it is summoned.

If you can afford it, put personalized rings/belts/necklaces on the augment, to get the benefit of an extra enchatment slot - you'll need jewelcrafting at 25 for that. If you get a +4 or +5 ring from a skirmish or CN, that can be equipped to your companion, though the "utility" rings don't provide any benefits, aside from the enchantment slots.

After you've got the AD to properly kit out a companion, determine if you need a tank or a striker and pick whatever works best for you - put bonding runestones on it (the highest rank you can afford to start with) and the best ring/neck/waist/whatever you can obtain. The bonding runestones will pass the companions powers over to you and, if you upgrade it to legendary, it will also pass along 15% of its stats, in addition to the bonus from the bondings.

8. Progress through content

Get your boons.

Get every boon you can. Re-read your build write up periodically to see if it has been updated for new boons that come out, but, if you know what your focus is, it should be easy to fgure out.

A character at item level X - who has a majority of boons completed - is substantially stronger than a character without boons at the same or higher item level.

Good luck!