There are many recipes for how to succeed at the Helm’s Dike BB. This one I learned from Makii. It may take longer than others, but it has produced platinum results consistently.
You can take as much time as you like to set things up for the main quest as well as prepare for all possible side quests. Unfortunately, if you are low rank, you may not be able to do the things you want to do to succeed at the quests. If possible find a rank 5 player to help you set things up. A rank 3 player will be able to do most things, but a rank 5 can practically guarantee platinums for the main quest and the 3 side quests.
In Helm’s Dike solo/duo, for the main quest, mobs attack through 4 approaches, 2 to the west of the gate, and 2 to the east. Either the west 2 or the east 2 will be attacked first. Then the opposite 2 will be attacked, then the middle 2 will be attacked. During each of these phases there will be a side quest.
The Main Quest
With a small amount of preparation, the soldiers can handle themselves and complete the main quest. There are many barricades set up in useless positions. Moving a few barricades and setting the commanders should allow completion of the main... More
by Michaleo on 2015-03-03 06:04:02
Epic Battles, informally called by the earlier name Big Battles and shortened to BBs, are a different kind of instance with different skills, different trait trees, different rules, different success criteria, different level progression, and different rewards. That is a lot to figure out, and they can be frustrating. The purpose of this post is to help you get started. Thanks most to Makii, but also others, for helping me do BBs and learn how they work.
The rewards from BBs are primarily jewellery, dropped or received in reward boxes and bartered using Stars of Merit, which are earned doing BBs. The jewellery can be quite good, teal pieces are regularly received. There are even teal and gold essence rings that you can customize with an essence. FA 100 symbols and essences, including Greater and Supreme essences, also are dropped.
You have to have the Helm’s Deep Expansion to run BBs, but you do not have to be high level. BBs run at level 100, but lower-level players are scaled to 100. This means that level 25 players and level 100 players can be in the same BB. A high rank level 25 player can be more powerful than a low rank level 100 player. The rewards are keyed to your actual... More
by Michaleo on 2015-03-03 06:02:41