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Collections - specifically wizard's crystal reading glasses

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Driven Insane, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. In the past I've resorted to dumping gold in order to get M&S glasses, etc.

    But I'd like to find a more cost effective way to get my latest desired item. Plus it will give me something to work on while I continue to work on getting a Summoner's Kilt to drop.

    So has anybody ever gotten these before and if so can you tell me what a cost effective way to earn these would be?

  2. Black Majick

    Black Majick Certifiable Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Not the free way, but when I have gotten them in the past I just turned in reagents. I go and buy up all the regs I can from the vendors. Each reagent is worth 1 point, so it takes quite a few reagents to get them. Still alot cheaper than paying straight gold to the collection guy.
  3. O'Brien

    O'Brien Thought Police

    Yes, reagents excluding black pearl and blood moss as those cost more. Try to buy them from Faction discounted NPCs.
    Also a scribe could turn in undesirable spellbooks instead of trashing them.
    <edit>Or you can get really enterprising and also buy spellbooks from NPCs for turnin :)

  4. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator Staff Moderator Stratics Veteran

    What do you find so desirable that you are integrating Wizard Crystal Reading Glasses into your mage suits? I take it you are making a garg mage and the Crown of Arcane Temperament and the Hat of the Magi won't alter.
  5. Gospel

    Gospel Seasoned Veteran

    Considering Wizard Glasses have higher SDI than either, seems kind of obvious. Theyre better for any race, gargoyle doesn't have much to do with it. For PVM once reaching the basic Mage suit requirements SDI is really the best way to go, and Wizard Glasses have the highest SDI for a head piece and can be used by any race. Like I said... Obvious.
  6. O'Brien

    O'Brien Thought Police

    Agree. But maybe not so obvious, as HoM still seems to be the most popular choice. I think it's one of those cases where if you try out your own thing instead of just following what everyone else is doing, you end up ahead.
  7. BeaIank

    BeaIank Slightly Crazed Premium

    I use the wizard glasses and I love it. That extra SDI helps when dealing with groups.
    The main problem is working resists into the suit if you're also using the pendant of the magi. I ended up sacrificing cold and poison resist on my suit (both are at 45) and I can't say I miss them too much for PvM, even when hunting at Ice Dungeon.
  8. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator Staff Moderator Stratics Veteran

    I don't think it is so obvious. The resists on those glasses are poor. I would gladly run all 70s resists and have a little less SDI than an all 60 suit with 7 more SDI. Both the CAT and HOM have more resists. In champ spawns, that would be a no brainer to me. So I just wanted to hear your logic so I could consider it myself. Thanks.
  9. Gospel

    Gospel Seasoned Veteran

    Should be laughably easy to get 70s resists while incorporating glasses and mantle of the fallen/summoners kilt, or battle mage/enchanted kelp. Ive done both. A common mistake I see people making is using pendant of the magi and trying to make up for its lack of resists elsewhere. Some pieces people see as mandatory these days are really holding them back.
  10. Cogniac

    Cogniac Grand Inquisitor

    Buy plain, empty spellbooks from NPCs and turn them in. It's fairly tedious, but the most cost-effective route for that particular item. It's somewhat better now that you can just target a container, but since items bought from NPCs drop into your main pack, and you can't target your main pack for the turn in, you still have to drag them into a sub-pack of some sort.
  11. O'Brien

    O'Brien Thought Police

    If you have UOAssist, set up a macro for turning in dozens of spellbooks at a time :)
  12. King_Fisher

    King_Fisher Journeyman

    What about "Kasa of the Rajin", you only lose 3%sdi over the glasses but it covers you with more resists. I rock that on my 150%sdi Necro/Mage/Weaver
  13. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator Staff Moderator Stratics Veteran

    This would work for a human or elf, but I think the OP is gearing up a gargoyle mage. Also, the WCRG have other desirable mods such as MR and LMC. It is easy enough to make up resists elsewhere.
  14. Gospel

    Gospel Seasoned Veteran

    Exactly this. Kasa is a good piece, but building a good suit is really about squeezing every little bonus out of the equipment slots available. I like to use a spreadsheet and play around with numbers without having to buy them.
  15. Sorry for not replying, I sort of spaced off this thread.

    Yes I'm working a gargoyle mage/mystic which limits the type of items I can use for SDI. Trust me I'd love it if we could alter the Kasa. The resist on that piece are much better than most other SDI items.

    Been working on turning in books. Usually an hour at a time is about all I can take before I decide to go do something else ;)
  16. Odin of Europa

    Odin of Europa Lore Master Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    How do you get 150 sdi? I thought the max was 126, what am I missing?

    Wizard's Crystal Reading Glasses 15
    Pendant of the Magi 5
    Protector of the Battle Mage 5
    Midnight Bracers 10
    Greymist Armor Gloves 2
    Spell Woven Britches 10
    Crystalline Ring 20
    Bracelet from Shame 18
    War of Shadows Spellbook 30
    Cloak Of Death 3
    Mana Phasing Orb 5
    Ranger's Cloak of Augmentation 3
  17. King_Fisher

    King_Fisher Journeyman

    This is a breakdown of my SDI Necro/Mage/Weaver

    Kasa of the Rajin 12%
    Pendant of the Magi 5%
    Protector of the Battle Mage 5%
    Spell Woven Britches 10%
    Crystalline Ring 20%
    Shame Bracelet 18%
    Invasion Spellbook 30%
    Mana Phasing Orb 5%
    Ranger Cloak of Augmentation 3%
    Cloak of Death 3%
    Total Suit SDI -------------------- > 96%

    Thats my suit, the extra SDI comes from Skills/Spells.
    Int 150 = 15%SDI
    Eval Int = 4.6%SDI
    Reaper Form = 10% SDI
    Then I get my Bard buff on for the last 15%SDI

    Thus my total is roughly 140%SDI
    *Used to have Inscription so it was 150% with that bonus, but I have since taken that skill off.
    To Increase my damage output, I'm currently shopping for some Slayer Scrappers to add a bit more Oomph to it.
  18. Odin of Europa

    Odin of Europa Lore Master Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Thanks :)
  19. King_Fisher

    King_Fisher Journeyman

    **Thumbs Up**

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