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Heroic, Iconic, and Epic Reincarnation

Reincarnation enables players to leverage their existing progress with one of their current Player Characters, and allows players to change certain decisions made in that character's advancement, like a respec, in the case of Lesser Reincarnation or Epic Reincarnation, or to create a more powerful hero, in the case of True Reincarnation.

All reincarnated characters will retain the name and items from the previous character incarnation. Characters go through the Character Creation Menu, as when they started, and then they go on to a flying ship. There they speak to a historian, and go through a menu for their changes. If they are changing their classes (Lesser Heart +1, etc.), they have to immediately make that selection as they level up, or else they are stuck with their previous classes. Then they can level up to their current status. If the character is performing a True Reincarnation or Epic Reincarnation the will acquire a Past Life feat.

How To Reincarnate[edit]

In order to reincarnate, you'll need to speak with Life-Shaper in the Halls of Heroes. He requires a certain type of Heart of Wood in order to reincarnate.

How to get a Heart of the Wood[edit]

Quick summary[edit]

Level requirement Enhancements
Selected Spells1
Spell book Feats
Class Race, Gender
Appearance Cost
Lesser - reset - reset reset 28pt → 32pt - - reset Lesser Heart of Wood
+X Lesser - reset - reset reset 28pt → 32pt reset X levels - reset +X Lesser Heart of Wood
Heroic True 20 reset reset reset reset 28pt → 34pt
32pt → 34pt
34pt → 36pt
reset all levels reset reset Heroic True Heart of Wood
All acquired XP and favor
Quest completions
Iconic True 30 reset reset reset reset reset reset reset Iconic True Heart of Wood
Epic 30 reset reset reset reset Epic Heart of Wood

1 - Wizards and Artificers will keep their spell books. They will not be able to select new/different spells leveling up, any additional spells desired will need to be learned through scrolls. All other spell casting classes will get to re-select spells. There is an exception for True Reincarnation - spell books will be fully reset if you TR.
2 - Due to Drow racial inherent stat bonuses, reincarnations into Drow will only yield 30 point builds on first reincarnation (32 on 2nd or higher). Note: The 28→32 point upgrade will only happen if you have unlocked 32 point builds through favor or the DDO store.


  • Since update 11, experience, guild experience, crafting experience, loot boost potions carry over through reincarnation.
  • With all forms of reincarnation, your tomes will gradually re-apply themselves as you increase in level, at the minimum levels the tomes can be applied at. If you ate a +3 strength tome, for instance, and then lesser reincarnated, you would get a +1 inherent bonus strength at level 3, +2 at level 7, and +3 at level 11. +4 tomes will apply at level 15, +5 tomes will apply at level 19, +6 tomes will apply at level 23, and +7 tomes will apply at level 27. See Tomes for more information.
  • An Epic Reincarnation on a non-Iconic character can be followed up with a Heroic True Reincarnation. At level 30, you use the Epic Heart of Wood at the Life Shaper, log out and press Reincarnate on the character select menu, talk to your class trainer(s) to level back up to 20, then visit the Life Shaper again and use a Heroic True Heart of Wood and press Reincarnate on the character select menu again.
  • If you Lesser Reincarnate, you must wait 3 days before Lesser Reincarnating again. You may, however, undergo True Reincarnation immediately after Lesser Reincarnating, as True Reincarnation is on a timer separate from the timer for Lesser Reincarnation. (That is, of course, provided you have not also Truly Reincarnated within a week's time.)
  • The NPC Kruz the Reincarnation Trainer in House Jorasco has been discontinued as of Update 20, but his replacement will send you to the right place.

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