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Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by longrod, Mar 11, 2010.
What is the best archery temp for pvm.Also how important is dci on a archer.
The ABC Archer
100 Resist or Medation
The Better ABC Archer
DCI is a wasted mod on a PvM archer, but can be useful in PvP.
Thank you guys for th reply,ok so dci is a waste then kind of thought it may be.Conner 90 resist could i use med instead or would i be trying to recover my mana using mana leech on my bow.
Mana Leech on a bow is pretty much worthless now a days. As for Resist go 100+ or don`t bother. I differ in opions with Connor on Resist. Resist under 100 is worthless. However if you go without resist mana drain or vampire can temporarily drain you of all mana. There is one other option if can get FC 4/6 & go Elf. Grant it you will need a decent mana pool. If your Elf, & use a Rune Beatle Caprice your off to a good start.
As a newly returned player, I'm curious about this. Connor and others have suggested HML as a necessary mod on an ABC archer's bow - is that no longer the case?
Mana leech is the one mod I would say is needed on a pvm bow. I imbued one of the invasion bows with balance and mana leech and dropped the hld to 2. It rocks! 50 ssi and refresh pots FTW.
mana leech is more effective than focus or med on a pvm bow, imo
using a mana leech bow...
120 archery (100 real with headdress)
remainder in focus or med
I was under the impression that all Leeches on Ranged Weapons. Are only half as effective as melee Leeches. This is do to a Nerf or Balance the Devs did with Archery. While it may be usefully there are other mods that are better than Leeches. DI, SSI, HLD, Hit Spell Effects, HCI.
In PvM, using the slower, harder hitting bows, mana leech coupled with Bushido will keep you at full mana, especially when critical strikes are taken into consideration. Even without Honor, it can generate more returned mana than Med can.
As for the 90 Resist, the primary purpose of having it is to reduce the effectiveness of Curse when cast. Without it, you can lose as much as 2 ticks off of swing speed, which kills the effectiveness of the ABC archer.
Adding to the mix:
My template is:
Every once in a while I stone off bushido for 120 mace fighting (hence the 70 chiv in place of the 75 that fits), but that's a different subject entirely.
Crossbows and heavy crossbows are slow enough that I never run out of mana with only lightning strike, divine fury, enemy of one and consecrate weapon.
My "wait for mana" time is only minimal with my composite using frequent (one shot in 4) armor ignores.
But if you can fit mana leech on a bow, there's no reason in the world to have meditation or focus outside of PvP. So in this case, having an alternate skill, such as resist, necromancy, etc, could be very handy indeed.
Thanks for the info folks, much appreciated.
one of the best ABC archer templates for my shard is 120 all skills but takes awhile to get