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[Discordance] 120 from swoops?

Discussion in 'UO Bard' started by lancelot99, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. lancelot99

    lancelot99 Guest

    I'm currently at 110 discord and working it up slooooooooooooowly...

    can i get to 120 on swoops?

    and if so, should i use normal or exeptional instruments?

    All advice welcome
     
  2. Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb Of Saintly Patience
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    Without knowing what your Musicianship is at, it is hard to evaluate if Swoops would be a good choice for you. When training, you will want to target creatures you have 50% success chance to discord. Use the UO Stratics - Bard Difficulty to calculate your success chance. I found great success hunting Balrons at 110/100 Discord/Music. There are several spawn locations and will take you to Knight of Honor (Swoop will not).

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  3. lancelot99

    lancelot99 Guest

    Well, 120 music and 110 Discord.... looking at the Bard Calc...

    swoops with excep Instrument gives me 30%
     
  4. Barry Gibb

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    For that skill range, Swoop would work. The Sphynx may work better. Your success chance will be closer to 50% and it is much faster to kill than Swoop (your cycle through targets would be faster). Like Swoop, it does not attack on sight and spawns in a low risk area.

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  5. 5% Luck

    5% Luck Guest

    What I did was worked the twisted weald champ spawn up to Cu sides. Then I marchered around discording them without the need to invis/break discord. From 110-120 was fairly fast this way.

    Your other option is to set up a mana suit and use the mastery. Toggle it on/off repeatedly. Should take a little longer but you can do this anytime your not "actively hunting". IE bank sitting or house cleaning. Surly not AFK!

    If you only want to actively hunt might try the rotten corpes too. Especially if you have a cu side you want to train the healing past 90 on.

    Its been my experience that swoops are a "160" meaning only work on them as a means to their loot and not as a skill drive. Any of the 160s are considered doable in your range but skill gains will be slow.
     
  6. curlybeard

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    Obtain a crystal ball of knowledge. The quest giver is at the entrance of the ter mur royal city mysticism shop. The crystal ball tells you how effective what you are doing is at gaining skill. Works for all skills.
     
  7. lancelot99

    lancelot99 Guest

    I have a average mana suit and i tried the 'Master' gain route, but still ran out of mana, so i was constantly waiting for mana to build up.. and after a few hours of doing that, i didn't get a single point gain (do i have to be moving for it to work? or just be patient and stand still? ) the guide on it didn't specify
     
  8. Poo

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    you can stand still.

    they killed 8x8 10 years ago.
     
  9. lancelot99

    lancelot99 Guest

    Hehe showing my 8x8 age :p

    ok, trying the Macro masteries... but going slooow...

    Better make a cuppa