I was wondering where I could look up what lvl 30 items look like. I'm not an expert on D&D as i have only just started playing(about 8 months) but I was just curious as to what higher lvl play would be like.
I have looked in the D&D Compendium but I can't find all the items that I have seen mentioned in other websites, and forums, like the Longsword of the Conqueror +6 or the Godplate Armor of Negation.
I was wondering where people look up all this gear.

Where are they in the Compendium? If they're not there, what's the easiest way for a new player to realize they exist, without having encyclopedic knowledge of the manuals, and where can I find their description?

  • \$\begingroup\$ What are "all the items" you're referring to that you've seen mentioned? \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Jul 19 '14 at 5:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm talking about Longsword of the Conqueror +6, Godplate Armor of negation. I don't see those in the DDI. \$\endgroup\$ – ZeRaTuL_jF Jul 19 '14 at 16:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hi. I've tried to make your question a little more spot-on, including the items you mentioned in you comment. If you thing I swayed the question too much from its original intent feel free to roll it back (then edit your comments in the question yourself, comments will get deleted sooner or later) \$\endgroup\$ – Zachiel Jul 21 '14 at 9:13

What you're missing is that Level 30 items, particularly Weapons/Implements, Neck, and Armor, are often 5+ or 15+ items. The items you mentioned exist, but they exist (in both cases) as 15+ items- i.e., you could get a +3 version as a level 15 item, a +4 as a level 20, a +5 as a level 25, and a +6 as a level 30 item. The GodplateDDI is just a Masterwork Armor type. In this case, Armor of NegationDDI is from Adventurer's Vault, and is a 15+, and the Weapon of the ConquerorDDI, also a 15+, is in PHB: Dragonborn. Very little out there is available as a level 30 and only as a level 30, and even less of it is good.

The other key thing is that higher level play isn't necessarily about new items, but about combinations. Frost WeaponsDDI are a 3+ weapon, but you could stick with them all the way through- in Paragon picking up Lasting FrostDDI as a feat, possibly WintertouchedDDI as a feat, Icy HeartDDI as a feat, Siberys Shard of Merciless ColdDDI (paragon), and Gloves of IceDDI (paragon), then grabbing the Epic versions of the Shard and the Gloves. Boom, once you've hit an enemy, you now are dealing a lot more damage to them than just the Frost weapon would indicate. Firewind BladesDDI (4+) are phenomenally abusable if you have a way to add to damage instances that aren't rolled and aren't attacks (see the Radiant OneDDI Epic Destiny, for example). Harmony BladesDDI and Reaper's WeaponsDDI (both 4+) are great ways to abuse crit-fishing- if you can get a way to double roll all your attacks, an expanded crit-range, and many attacks, you can spawn more off of critical hits. Radiant WeaponsDDI at 15+ give you not only a change to Radiant (check out the level 16 feature of the MorninglordDDI PP to find out why that's good), but also an Item bonus to damage, freeing up your Arms spot.

Just to turn away from melee strikers, for a moment, Shimmering ArmorDDI (4+) lets you avoid Opportunity Attacks. A Staff of Sleep and CharmDDI (3+) is a dream power for just about any controller wizard. And Ironscar RodsDDI (3+), Unforgettable CudgelsDDI (8+), and Crusader's WeaponsDDI (9+) make Dizzying MaceDDI builds come to life- or, in the latter's case, providing a Morninglord Controller a lot of room for awesomeness, no matter what powers they take.

There are a handful of items considered to be very powerful that only exist in a level 25 or higher form, and many of them are Rares (i.e. you shouldn't be getting more than one). If you have a way of negating immunity to poison, for example, the level 27 Sword of Black IceDDI – an Uncommon – is phenomenal – when you hit with it, you deal rolled damage, so you're basically getting additional damage instances (sadly of poison, but if you have a way to deal with that, you're golden). At 28, you have Boots of TeleportationDDI, giving you at-will teleportation (though some builds will have that already). And at 29, you have the 2 most powerful rings in the game, both Rare – Ring of Free TimeDDI and Opal Ring of RemembranceDDI. The former gives you extra actions (as many as one per turn) and a nice little resistance, while the latter gives a relatively broad Item bonus to some attacks and skill checks, as well as a daily power to regain another power, which is always great.

In short, high level play isn't really about the items- most of the best items are things you'll have picked up through Heroic and Paragon and still be upgrading, with a few supplemental great ones towards the end.

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Use DDI, choose "Items" from the dropdown, in filters, enter "30" to "30" in the level, and click apply. All Level 30 items will then appear, with their associated book.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I did this, but check out my comment on my post, on which items im talking about. \$\endgroup\$ – ZeRaTuL_jF Jul 19 '14 at 16:57

Have you tried Adventurer's Vault or Mordenkainen's Magnificent Emporium?

There is Agile Armor +6 that gives you an item bonus to AC equal to your Dexterity modifier + 3, unless you're bloodied.

ALso, you can find Flame Tongue Weapon +6. +6d8 fire damage on a crit, +6 attack and damage, your untyped damage becomes fire damage, you gain resistance to fire 15, and so on.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ These are valid answers but is there a more of a single place where to find items? I know thats what the compendium is but it seems to be missing quiet a few items that I have found in other places. \$\endgroup\$ – ZeRaTuL_jF Jul 19 '14 at 5:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ Which items are missing? \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Jul 19 '14 at 5:50

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