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[Blacksmithing] Am i doing something wrong

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by fighting irish, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. fighting irish

    fighting irish Adventurer
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    Dec 15, 2009
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    Hi all need some help advice please. I have been using up some charges on a valorite runic hammer and the armour being produced seems pretty crappy. wondered if im doing something wrong.I used valorite ingots my smithy is 110 in skill. This is an example of the armour im getting. Thanks for any help advice i have quite a few runics but this seems pretty worthless. I dont have a char with imbuing so runics is the only option for me.

    valorite chainmail leggings
    crafted by (chars name)
    weight 7 stones
    hit point increase 5
    luck 95
    pr 23
    fr 6
    cr 22
    pr 6
    er 21

    strenght requirement 60
    durability 96/96
  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Jul 16, 2003
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    What you're doing wrong is making armor with a Smith Runic.

    That's actually a very nice piece of runic armor. The down side being that it doesn't allow active meditation. It would have been better had the HP Increase been a Regeneration of some sort, and if you'd used gold ingots, the luck would have been 135 (but the resists would be 7 points lower, total).


    You don't want to use Smith runics to make Armor. They're too expensive for that.

    You can buy FIFTY Tailor Barbed Runic Sewing Kits for what you'd pay for ONE Valorite Hammer, and all the Tailor kits can do is make armor.

    While the Tailor Barbed runic is 3-5 properties at 50-100% intensity, compared to a Valorite Hammer's 5 properties at 85%-100%, you'll STILL end up with dozens of very good pieces from that many runics being used (and if basic leather or leaf armor, will allow meditation without using a slot), for the same cost.

    Use Smith Runics for WEAPONS only, unless you're going for the Samurai look (the oriental plate armor styles get mage armor for free if made exceptional).