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balancing out a necro/samurai with chiv

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Guest, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi guys.
    I've been lurking here for a couple of months and I thought I'd be able to make this template work with everything I've read.
    So my template is:

    100 Bushido
    100 Swords
    100 Tactics
    100 Parrying
    100 Anatomy
    100 Necromancy
    100 Spirit Speak.

    STR: 80
    DEX: 80
    INT: 65

    I will eventually take some skills up to 110.
    I know this is a very basic template - I am not very good at this.
    And that's the problem really. I'm just doing really badly. I can kill a lot of things, and fight numerous enemies at once, but the tougher enemies are so far beyond me it is not even funny.

    I was going to drop Spirit Speak maybe for healing and drop some tactics for chiv, but what would anyone suggest?

    I'm new to using necromancy so I have been more or less trying it out, hence why it's higher than it probably needs to be.

    I'm wondering what advice anyone has specifically about which skills I don't need, what levels I need things at and how to enhance these skills with items. I'm also unsure about how to balance out the karma between necromancy and chivalry.

    Ok well, thanks in advance guys, sorry for such a waffley question.
  2. This is the template I just finished up (715 skill cap). So far I've been able to solo Reptalons with it, and even had Rend down to half life going toe to toe with him. Miasma is a cakewalk.

    Swords 120
    Parry 120
    Bushido 120
    Healing 90 (100 w/enhanced bandages)
    Anatomy 90
    Chiv 70
    Tactics 70
    Necro 35

    Base Stats-

    Str 100
    Dex 125
    Int 25
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ok cool.
    Why do you have chiv so high? There's no point in raising it beyond 70 anyway is there? And you're using it for EoO primarily?
    And then you're enhancing Necro with items? And you're using it for vamp?
    thanks again
  4. Chiv is at 70 for both being able to somewhat cast Divine Fury successfully most every time, along with EoO and for the poison levels at which Cleanse by Fire successfully cure. It takes several attempts sometimes, even to the point of running out of mana and having to honor something to get some, in order to cure level 6 poison even at 70.

    Chiv spells I use are Cons Wep, EoO, Divine Fury & Cleanse by Fire.

    Necro is boosted by Ossian Grimoire, +15/14 Necro Brace/Ring, Bloodwood Totem & Midnight Bracers, and yes, it's for Vamp form.

    Tactics is at 70 in order to be able to use the primary weapon special on my weapons.
  5. And I've gone a different way with mine:

    Mace: 100 (100 and a +15 ring =115)
    Bushido: 115
    Parry: 115
    Spirit speak: 100 (and a bloodwood talisman +10 = 110)
    Necro: 70 (and a +15 bracelet and a bloodwood talisman +5 = 90)
    Chiv: 65
    Tactics: 100
    Anatomy: The rest (Around 70)
    I have heavy bonusses in mace fighting, tactics and necromancy. I'm seriously thinking about adding the extra 10 points in chivalry to fail less on EoO.

    The big disadvantage of this template is that you can't heal other people and you need mana or corpses to heal effectively. The biggest advantage is that with spirit speak and curse weapon, there isn't much in game that will even scratch you.

    If you were to raise only one skill, make it your weapon skill. The second should be bushido.

    Realistically, with your template, you should be able to walk into Miasma's area and walk out a rich man on a regular basis, so long as you use vampire form (meaning you can take healing instead of spirit speak). Or if you tend to use a more mana-intense fighting style and have a weapon without mana leech, then you can keep the spirit speak, use wraith form and never run out of mana. But then you're dependent on spells like evil omen and confidence to keep your health up. In that case, you can drop anatomy even further to get chivalry. The extra damage from EoO really helps, as does the SSI from divine fury and consecrate weapon. I wouldn't dream of having a dexxer who can't consecrate a weapon.
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've been using curse weapon pretty exclusively with Wraith form so far. That does me pretty well, but if I'm missing or if my opponent is doing too much damage then I'm screwed.

    I like the idea of having my base necro skill quite high, I might try to accommodate that.
    Is it worth dropping Anatomy to 65 to have Necro at 70? I guess maybe not?
    Since I am going to be running in vamp mode pretty exclusively as a paladin/samurai.