View Full Version : new chanter looking for guidance

04-17-2012, 08:23 PM
Hey everybody. I've played EQ on and off for about 12 years now, and have a pretty good understanding of the general concepts of group play vs. soloing etc, but it's always been from the perspective of a melee (war or rogue usually). My brother is moving home for the summer and we're excited to play together again, but with his desire to be a warrior I decided to be the nice guy and create a supporting class. After toying with a shammy for a bit and deciding the healing/buffing wasn't so much for me, I landed on chanter (so much power in mind control!). That being said, I haven't the slightest clue how to play one.

I've read up a bit on kiting, charm tactics, and CC (expertise will come only with practice), and decided to go dark elf for the innate hide ability to break charms. I'm wondering if, besides Stein of Moggok, there are any good low level quests recommended for chanters for either intelligence gear or any other must have equipment.

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated as well!

04-17-2012, 08:36 PM
Better submit your IP exemption ASAP if you haven't already.

This should help get you started:


04-18-2012, 02:46 AM
You should be able to craft a pair of electrum catseye bracelets (+4 CHA each) or electrum jade bracelets (+10 HP/Mana, 2AC) early in your career to fill out your equipment. When you run the Stein of Moggok quest, be sure to check vendors in Oggok to see if anyone has sold them a Crude Stein (+15 CHA, +10 STA, drops from ogre guards) which costs only about 8pp. I use the following table for jewelcrafting, though the one in the P99 Wiki also has the trivial skill levels listed. http://web.archive.org/web/20010611041348/http://www.eqtraders.com/secrets/recipes_jewlcraft.htm As ever, the Wiki pre-planar equipment list is good to consult for early gear hunting. http://wiki.project1999.org/index.php/Players:Gear#Enchanter

Also, trying to charm mobs if you have less than 200 CHA is an exercise in self-hatred =P

04-18-2012, 03:09 AM
Let me know if you need some JC work, kbizzle in game I can help you out with some starting CHA items.

04-18-2012, 04:42 PM
Better submit your IP exemption ASAP if you haven't already.

This should help get you started:


thanks man, I actually had read up quite a bit on this site after posting yesterday. as for the IP exemption I posted the request on the petition page maybe half a week ago. I'm not terribly worried about it taking a while, my brother is going back to school in Boston for a few more weeks and is possibly going to Paris for a month, so we've got time to spare before we really can sit down and play together.

to kingsBlend: I do not currently have the money to fund your JC but I'll let you know if that changes :)

and Vermicelli: thanks for the info! i'll try to raise my JC as money permits. I was lucky enough to be gifted a polished bone bracer(bracelet?) yesterday from a random monk passing by, believe its +3 wis and int with a few AC as well