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ABC Archer - Need Help Understanding Mana Mods

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Antony, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Antony

    Antony Journeyman
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    Oct 12, 2009
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    So I'm getting down to the wire here ....

    I managed to get my all 70's Armor Suit Built .... and I now have 9 slots for imbuing on my three pieces of crafted armor.

    I may also have some flexibility in what I use two slots for on my 2 pieces of Jewelry ... I'm not quite sure yet ....

    What I'd like to start with is deciding on what I do with my Mana Pool, Lower Mana Cost, and Mana Regeneration ....

    Right now I have a Mana Pool of 65 .... LMC of 31, and MR 5 .... I have no idea with this new ABC guy how much of each I will really need. I don't want to use any more slots than I have to ... cause I still need to do things with Stamina and possibly some others .....

    So what I need to know is this .... without going for MORE than I will actually NEED .... what should my LMC be, my MR be, and what should my Mana Pool be?

    If I'm lowering mana costs enough, then I'm figuring my Mana Regen can be lower, and if I'm not actually using more mana than I'm replenishing my mana pool doesn't have to be huge ...

    Help would be appreciated ..... :confused:
  2. Mana on an archer is a delicate balance between mana regen, LMC, and mana leech. You're discovering what I realized from the beginning, that imbued armor can be nice, but it has limitations that runic crafted armor doesn't have. First, you need bows that have mana leech. That's a must have for any bow you use with your template. Once you have that, you can start with a mana regen rate of 7 or so. Lastly, your mana pool pretty much needs to be as high as you can get it. That's where I started out with mine, and while there were times that I did run out of mana, they were normally situations where I wasn't scoring the big hits because of lack of Honor or just the monster type/situation. You'll find that with peerless and Doom that you'll get plenty of those big hits, enough that you should never see your mana pool drop unless you don't get to Honor the boss. What I suggest you do once you get your imbued gear finished is to start looking for the barbed/valorite runic crafted pieces you can use to start replacing the imbued stuff. As a comparison, here are my current mana related stats-

    Mana Regen 13
    LMC 31
    Mana pool 96