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Iconic True Reincarnation

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Iconic Reincarnation (IR) is a form of True Reincarnation (TR):

  • Almost everything other than the character's name can be changed in this process

IR allows the character to be reborn as a more powerful incarnation, providing:

  • Increased build points - if this is the character's 1st or 2nd TR
  • An Iconic Past Life feat, based on the character's current Iconic race - to a maximum of 3 per race

To be clear, an Iconic True Reincarnation rewards both the Iconic PL and full Class PL benefits. IR is available, at level 30, to all characters who are currently Iconic Heroes.

  • Non-Iconic Heroes cannot undergo IR and must instead use Epic Reincarnation to go from 30 back to 20, and/or Heroic or Racial Reincarnation any time after Level 20 to start their next life at level 1 (or at Level 15 if they wish to start as an Iconic character).
  • IR can be used by Iconic characters to TR into a non-Iconic character (resetting XP back to level 1) or an Iconic character (resetting XP back to level 15)
    • To reincarnate out of Iconic lives, you will need to follow the process detailed below
    • To reincarnate into an Iconic Hero, reincarnate as normal and select "Iconic" on the character selection screen to build your next life

Please Note:

  • A reincarnation cannot be combined with any other reincarnation option - it's one or the other, never two (or more) at once
  • IR uses the Reincarnation Cache in exactly the same way that Heroic Reincarnation does. source


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  • Loss of all XP (level 30)
  • Loss of all Favor
  • Loss of all quest completions, flagging and raid completion counter
Required item:

Tapping into memories of their former selves, Iconic Reincarnated characters will receive additional build points to spend during character generation, as well as unique bonuses in the form of access to Iconic and Heroic Past Life feats. Each reincarnation will also upgrade the character's status on their examine window (to Hero for second-life characters and Legend for third life characters and beyond), and the character will be slightly physically larger than previous lives. Also, TRed characters have a blue lighting effect that surrounds their body upon log-on and zone-in.

IR allows players to relive their journey through Stormreach and Faerûn. Characters will:

  • Keep no favor or quest completion flagging upon reincarnation
  • Start at level 1, with 0XP, when reincarnating into classic races (regardless of VIP or Veteran Status)
  • Start at level 15, when reincarnating into Iconic Heroes
  • Require more experience to progress through each level
    • XP requirements increase after 1st TR and again after 2nd TR, but do not increase after that
    • This experience increase only applies to Heroic Levels (1-20), the experience requirements for Epic Leveling never change
  • Receive increased build points:
    • 1st TR grants access to a 34-point build (30 for Drow), even if the character was initially created as a 28 point build
    • 2nd & subsequent TRs grant access to a 36-point build (32 for Drow)
  • Be able to open quests on higher difficulties if they are Premium/Free to Play
    • 1st TR allows the character to open quests on Hard difficulty
    • 2nd & subsequent TRs allow the character to open quests on Elite (N.B. VIPs can open all quests on Elite from any character, irrespective of number of TRs)
Status Description Build point Physical Blue light
Adventurer Non-TR 28-point build Standard No
Champion 32-point build
Hero 2nd life/After 1st TR 34-point build 2-3% taller Yes
Legend 3rd life/After 2nd and subsequent TR 36-point build 5% taller

If you undergo True Reincarnation of any type (Heroic, Racial or Iconic), you must wait 3 days before True Reincarnating again

  • You may perform a Lesser Reincarnation within 3 days a True Reincarnation (including immediately afterwards) as True Reincarnation is on a separate timer from the timer for Lesser Reincarnation
    • Lesser Reincarnation is on its own 3 day timer, so you cannot Lesser Reincarnate if you have already done so within the last 3 days


Some notes about True Reincarnation:

Reincarnation Cache[edit]

  • On TR, your Reincarnation Cache will be built to hold the contents of your Inventory and Bank
    • You will not lose items on TR. All of the contents of your Character's Inventory and Bank are placed in a new Bank window called Reincarnation Cache (Remove Only)
    • Order of items is not maintained when filling the cache, so there is no need to sort your Inventory/Bank before you TR
  • If you have any items in your Reincarnation Cache from previous TRs, you will not be able to TR until they are removed to your Inventory or Bank
  • When you log on after TR, your Inventory and Bank will be empty - all items will be in the Reincarnation Cache
  • The remove only restriction on the Reincarnation Cache does not apply to adding items to existing stacks of that item already in your Cache

Quest Flagging[edit]

  • Your quest completions and timers are reset
    • Many players choose to wait until they get their 20th completion on some raids before TRing, such as The Shroud to get an Essence of Cleansing
  • Keep your Sigil of Dal Quor (flagged for Titan raid), Sigil: Frame with additional pieces (partial flagging for Abbot raid), Phiarlan Pendant of Time (fast city travel)
    • All can be used in your new life without having to work for them

Preparation before TR[edit]

  • Stock up on potions/scrolls/low level gear if you have a better Haggle now than you will at the start of your new life
  • Your currency is untouched, but if you are Free to Play you will start back at the level 1 currency cap of 1,250 pp and may go 'over cap' and any currency above the cap will be lost if you try to mail or spend it. F2P characters should always be empty of currency before True Reincarnation to avoid this.
  • Your mailbox is untouched; no need to empty it before True Reincarnation. The same is true of the Auction House.
  • A larger list is on the forum here: The Great Big TR Checklist.

Effects of TR[edit]

  • Your backpack resets to 3 tabs, and your bank to 1 tab (plus any DDO Store-bought personal backpack/bank space).
  • Your spellbook is wiped. You will have to re-inscribe all spells when progressing in a class you have used beefore
  • Because your Favor is reset, you will get the 25 bonus DDO Store points every 100 favor again in your new life.
  • Since Update 13, your Tomes, including Tomes of Learning, will persist through reincarnation.


  • When TRing into a non-Iconic character, although you start at level 1 on Korthos Island (like newly created characters), you will receive quest-related starter items, but you will not receive Founder items, or pre-order bonuses a second time
  • Bug: Important: Export your friends list before reincarnating and import after to prevent loss of comments.
  • Historically, if you had an Iron Defender or Wolf Companion, the collar and armor they had equipped would be lost on TR, so had to be removed from them prior undergoing Reincarnation. This appears to no longer be the case, as people have reported that their companions items appearing in their Reincarnation Cache following TR


  • You do not need to have Epic Destinies to undergo IR
  • If you do have Epic Destinies, you won't lose Karma during IR
  • Iconic Past Lives are not required for Epic Completionist
  • The IR process is the same as for HR, except that you reincarnate from level 30 as one of the Iconic Heroes instead of level 20
    • This means you can choose any race after IR, not just an Iconic race, and start at level 1
    • If you IR into an Iconic Hero, you can start at any level from 1 to 15, however, you will have enough experience points to advance to level 15, thus will not gain experience until you have taken level 14
  • Following IR a character's Monster Manual deeds are not reset (this may be an error in design, but has not been rectified since IR was introduced)