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Lesser Reincarnation

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Lesser Reincarnation[edit]

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Characters that undergo Lesser Reincarnation retain their race, gender, alignment and their Class Selections. They are permitted to re-spend their ability points, change their feats, reallocate skill points, redo their spell selection, etc., or are free to select a path. Unlike True Reincarnation, characters will retain all favor and experience, and reincarnate with the same number of build points of the current incarnation. If they have the Lesser Heart +1, +3 +5, or +20 they can change their Class Selection at one, three, five, or twenty different levels.

Characters must re-select their appearance, so if you wish to "look" the same, take careful notes (or, better, a couple screenshots from different angles that you can refer to!).

Note that if you have enough experience to advance in level you will have to train that level in game before you can reincarnate.

The changes are made in two distinct phases: First, you change your stats and other character attributes and irrevocably accept those changes then you rework the character level by level, i.e. you are asked if you wish to change your class at level 1, then at level 2, until you have changed the number of levels you are allowed to by you particular lesser heart of wood.

  • You can only change as many level-up Class Selections as the Hearts of the Wood bonus level. So a +1 Heart of the Wood allows to swap one level of a class for another one whereas a +20 will let you swap all twenty.
  • At no point during the reincarnation process you can have more than 3 classes total combined. But if you eliminate your third class before you finish the process, that's when you can start swapping over to your new third class. Otherwise it will require a second (or more) +n Lesser Reincarnation.
  • re Alignment-restricted classes* and non-Neutral characters: You cannot use an alignment change in the middle of the LR process, neither simply by changing classes nor by using an alignment change token. So if you wanted to convert a Chaotic character into a Lawful one, or vice versa, you would first have to either 1) LR +X out your alignment-restricted class to an alignment-neutral one, or 2) use an alignment change from the DDO Store (if that is workable with your current class mix). You could then LR +X into the new alignment-restricted class you want.
* Barbarian & Bard = Chaotic, Monk & Paladin = Lawful, & Warlock varies with Pact choice.

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.)

Process of Lesser Reincarnation[edit]

Once the Life-Shaper has accepted your request for Reincarnation, that character will have a button on the login screen saying "Reincarnate". You need to log out to use it. If you click on that button, you are required to enter the character's name once again, then the standard process for creating a new character is started, except that depending on the item you have used to reincarnate, you cannot change certain features. Those will either be skipped, or you receive an error message.

Note that when you first log in and are placed into the character creation process, if you wish to swap out the mandatory class assigned at level 1 for an Iconic race, at the "Choose Your Play Style" screen you will want to select the style (Melee, Spell, or Special) which contains the class you desire to change to and not select your Iconic race, which will lead to you being assigned the same default level 1 class. Once you have re-created your character, it will appear as a standard freshly created character in rags on the login screen, but if you log in, you will appear in a special area, floating in space, with only a single NPC for you to talk to. There is no way to leave this place other than by completing the reincarnation process, and as there is no bank and no mail-box, you cannot transfer equipment until you are done reincarnating. All your previous equipment will be undressed and placed into your inventory if there is enough space, otherwise it will be placed into a special reincarnation bag-pack. It is recommended to ensure that you have enough free space beforehand.

The next steps are very similar to the process of creating a new level 4 or level 7 character, except that once you talk to the NPC your previous XP will be restored, so that you are exactly at the same value as before. During the process you can either tell the NPC that you follow your previous path (your previous class), or, if you used a +X Heart of the Wood, that you follow a different path (different class). You can select your class on each level, but you cannot exceed the limit of 3 classes. In addition you make selections for skills, feats and attributes per level as if you were leveling at the appropriate class trainer. Once you are done leveling up, you are given the option to distribute your action points on Enhancements, however this can be done later as well.

Only if you have completed the entire process, you can speak to the NPC again to leave the place. A portal will open that transports you to the Halls of Heroes.

Greater Reincarnation[edit]

(Greater Reincarnation was removed as of Update 20. Notes: "Other Reincarnation Types: Lesser Reincarnation remains primarily unchanged. The functionality of Greater Reincarnation has been incorporated into Lesser Reincarnation. Lesser Reincarnation is available to both Iconic and Non-Iconic characters. You can Lesser Reincarnate at any level.")