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ABC Archer: Elf or Human?

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by Seismic, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Seismic

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    About to make my 6th character - an ABC Archer.

    Arguments for going human vs. elf?
     
  2. spoonyd

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    No question at all. Definitely elf for the extra mana. You aren't gonna be using specials if you have lightning strike. I'm also assuming this character is PvM however.
     
  3. Seismic

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    Yes, PvM. So definetly elf .. anyone else?
     
  4. jelinidas

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    I went the other way for JoAT. My ABCer lives in Doom alot and I like the ability to hide for log outs. It has also saved my rear when trying it on the run in sticky situations. My equipment is decent for mana regen, guess its preference. Either way, a fun and powerful character. You will have fun with it.
     
  5. Basara

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    If you are going to have another special move cost qualifier skill to put you up to 300 skill points, go elf.

    If you are gonna have Archery above 100, with Bushido lower than your archery skill, go human. This is especially true if you don't go over 80 in Bushido.

    in the 200-240 range for Archery+bushido, you could go either way, depending on whether you use special moves much.
     
  6. Seismic

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    I need to try this out on test center first before I know... thanks everyone
     
  7. Fumoffu

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    any ABC human archers use spellweaving (from JOAT bonus) spell like gift of renewal?

    I wonder if its helpful at all without any sort of focus. Was thinking going human for that.
     
  8. Basara

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    I don't know about ABC archers in particular, but ALL of my humans have spellweaving at JOAT level (i.e. done the quest).

    Even without a focus, you can cast successfully over half the time on some of the lower levels (and an elf at 0 can even cast Arcane circle and gift of renewal 12.5% of the time).

    Gift of Renewal is one of the best things for JOAT casting. Get other people to stand on that new circle at Britain bank, that have 0 real Spellweaving, and cast Arcane circle, to make it even better.

    Gift or renewal, with no focus, will give back 5 HP every 2 seconds for about a half-minute. With a level 2 or 3 focus, it's a minute or more, and 7-8 HP. Actually get a level 6 focus from 4 others on the Britain circle, and it's incredible.

    I use Gift of renewal on characters when at serado (the Tokuno Champ), to keep me alive, as he deadly poisons you when you or a pet hits him, and the spell at 0 focus is usually enough (unless he hits you in melee) to keep you alive while concentrating your healing efforts on curing poison, and not having to have a balanced weapon or disarm to drink a potion.
     
  9. Fumoffu

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    Nice, I guess I'll stick with my human then. Sounds like its worth it.