After hitting level 9 I went back to Grobb to grab my new spells and then made the trip up to East Commons. I was able to get someone to bind me inside WFP and set back out to exp.
These levels went by pretty quickly as I was doing a bit of double duty. I hunted mostly scarabs, lionesses to start and then on to young kodiacs and lions as I gained some levels.
At the same time, I started swapping some of the WIS gear I had brought over from my druid for AC/HP gear. Thankfully I was able to find some helpful posts on the p99 forums around Shaman gearing.
I knew shamans needed to take more of a beating than some of the other casters but I still assumed they were primarily concerned with WIS. More WIS, more mana, more dots, etc.
After a bit of reading I got myself straightened out and set out to get rid of a lot of the low AC WIS gear I had on the druid and get some beefier items.
I ended up trading my WIS rings for AC/HP ones. I also picked up a few different pieces of Jaundiced gear (arms, gaunts, helm). These were cheap and have high AC.
I was also able to sell some essence emeralds from the druid which brought in some extra plat. I invested that into a GFG, GEBs, HBC, and Obulus Death Shroud. It would have been nice to grab one of the cheaper regen BPs but I didn’t quite have the plat and I figured having a full set of decent gear would do for now. The main goal is to get back to lvl 46 so I can start participating in raids and group in the higher level zones.
So over a few days I spent a lot of time watching the auctions in EC while killing blues solo. There is a static spawn scarab on the road right beside the WC zone that I spent quite a bit of time killing. The spawn time is fairly short (6min?) and it was something I could kill while doing chores, work, etc.
To get from 13-14 I moved to WC and focused on wisps and young kodiaks.
I didn’t finish the gear swap until I was almost lvl 14 so I was still using a JCP and shield for most of this range.
Once I hit level 14, it was time to hit Grobb for lvl 14 and lvl 19 spells and to stock up for the long trip and stay at Kurns Tower.