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[General] Barbed vs Valorite Reforging Weight?

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Lord Taliesin, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. Lord Taliesin

    Lord Taliesin Seasoned Veteran

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    Hi all,
    I'm looking to reforge some gloves for my dexxer and since I've already hit my lmc goal for the suit I'm thinking metal armor for the stamina loss reduction. My question is: on average will a valorite hammer give higher overall weight than a barbed kit? I'll be using powerful reforging with sublime & inspired for two names and I'm looking to get the highest number/intensity of properties possible. Thanks!
     
  2. RaistlinNowhere

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    i would use valorite runic, since i prefer valorite enchance more than barbed leather (more resists) and iron have more base resists
     
  3. Lord Taliesin

    Lord Taliesin Seasoned Veteran

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    I can hit the resists I need using either leather or metal. I'm going for an uber suit and I know I can roll the specific properties I need on this piece without too much trouble. I'm trying to squeeze as much extra on this piece as possible, so I'm wondering if a valorite hammer will give me a better chance of overcapping the weight than a barbed kit. :)
     
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    as far as i remember are the same, but i recomend you then platemail because of stam damage reduction
     
  5. Tuan

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    If an elf, go with WOODLAND, reforge with Heartwood (same intensity as Val and Barbed). Then you get the guranteed extra property from enhancing with heartwood.
     
  6. RaistlinNowhere

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    but heartwood doesnt have stamina loss reduction ;)
     
  7. Tuan

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    If this is true... then woodland. If you consider "stamina loss protection" a psuedo property, then you can take that into account too, by somehow assigning a psuedo weight to it, etc.

    I've yet to see this properly quantified I tried (by wearing various suits and taking damage etc) and the result was in-conclusive, at best - plate > studded > leather, but it seemed to be somewhat random within the range, with at least some amount of overlap.

    I will say that I notice a difference between wearing a full studded suit vs a full plate suit when fighting UEVs - which are a good case study because, well you just stand there beating on each other for a while, they hit reasonably hard, but not too hard, and you have the time to pay attention to such things.

    I am not sure, however, that you'd notice a difference between 4x studded + 1 plate vs 1 more studded vs leather/woodland. For instance, no matter what pair of gloves you pick here, if you're going to fight things that can consistently do > 20 damage with a single hit, you still need to run HSL on the weapon.

    I know I didn't notice any meaningful difference in stam loss when I swapped from a studded to a plate gorgot moving from 5x studded + glasses to 4x studded + 1 plate + glasses.