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Been gone awhile.....have a couple questions.

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Arroth Thaiel, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Arroth Thaiel

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    Hello,

    A while ago I was playing a sampire. I wasn't anywhere near maxed out in equipment, but I was doing alright. I got busy with real life and quit playing UO. That was probably 2 years ago? I left my accounts active and logged in maybe twice a year to get pixel presents, but other than that I haven't paid attention to UO much.

    I just came back and decided to actually play again about a week ago. I have been reading the forums and am just amazed (and completely overwhelmed) by all the new stuff that has been added to the game in the past couple of years. I have been reading and re-reading the Warrior FAQ's and the info about the new skills like imbuing, but it's just....too much. I decided to start up with my sampire again since that was the best PvM character I had previously. I know it isn't the simplest character to run, but I just wanted to do a little monster bashing. I logged in last night and for the first time in a couple years left my pixel house and went out and played.

    I wiped my system awhile ago and had download the enhanced client, but I have never really used it. It was like starting from scratch. I didn't even have my screen layout setup. Restarting was...... interesting. A fresh start for a 12 (now approaching 13) year old hobby. Anyway, after playing for a couple of hours I have a couple questions that I just haven't been able to glean from reading the forums and FAQ's. I'm sure the answers are there, maybe even just a couple pages back on the forums, but I just cannot processes anymore info.

    So, I'll just ask... (If this is printed somewhere, and I'm sure it is, links would be greatly appreciated.)

    1. How are you all getting your stamina to 180? (FREAKING 180?)

    2. What kind of gear are you all running? I have some good stuff from 2 years ago (I thought it was good anyway), but from the sounds of it, and from reading a bunch of your posts, I am way out of date. (I saw the stuff about slayer DI% changes and realize I need all new weapons...ouch.)

    -I'm running....
    Head - Spirit of the Totem
    Neck - Jakal's Collar
    Torso - Heart of the Lion
    Sleeves - Runic crafted for resist (and +6 Stamina whoohoo!)
    Gloves - Stormgrip
    Legs - Leggings of Bane
    Ring - Looted with HCI/DCI and resist
    Bracelet - Looted with HCI/DCI and resist
    Talisman - Primer on Damage Removal
    Back - Quiver of Infinity (for the 5% DCI)

    In total I have all 70's, 46 DI, 45 HCI, 45 DCI, 15 LMC and some stamina and mana regen. No SSI on the suit.

    3. This is not warrior related, but I'll ask it in the same post. All of the advertisements for Stygain Abyss say "35 New Armor Sets". I mean all of them. But I see nothing on UOGuide about these new armor sets. Are these actually in the game somewhere and not on UOGuide?

    Thanks in advance, and again if this is all posted somewhere, I apologize. I have been reading alot and might have just missed it. Also, I didn't scroll back through pages and pages of forum posts, it's just too much. If someone knows where this info is posted and could link to it I would really, REALLY, appreciate it.

    Oh and...BATTLE CHICKENS? What the hell!

    -Arroth
     
  2. Zalan

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    1) Alot of ppl get there Stamina to 180 with Stamina Increase on there armor. Dex can go up to 150. So 125 natural & 16 from ring & braclet will get you to 141. Alot of ppl also use a crimmy which gives another 5 dex. So that brings dex up to 146. That would still leave armor pieces, which each piece can have +8 Stamina increase. So its easy to get to 180 Stamina. Some just imbue +8 or +7 onto there armor.

    2)common Sampire arties:
    Mace & Shield Glass
    Quiver of Infinity
    Crimson Cinture
    Rune Beatle Caprice
    Conjures Garb
    Conjures Trinket, Primer of Arms, or Tailsman of the Void

    3) The New Armor sets just refer to the Gargoyle Equivalent to human & elf armor. So nothing really new.
     
  3. Arroth Thaiel

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    Thank you for the answers, that helps me out a bunch.

    It's too bad that "35 New Armor Sets" is kind of misleading. :(

    *Goes off to start making money for imbuing*

    -Arroth
     
  4. Zalan

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    Hint: With Imbueing you can train into 70`s with unraveling ^^ Sliding scale for skill gains also applies with power scrolls. The Higher your scrolled the more you can gain from unraveling
     
  5. Thunderz

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    This is my suite as of now:

    [​IMG]

    Plus energy resist earings.

    Havent got round to finishing getting everything maxxed out [1 hp/ 3 energy resist 3 di]

    Thunderz
     
  6. [JD]

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    actually i trained imbuing to GM by unraveling! the trick is as you gain skill, start being more selective about what you take home to unravel. loot all has a weight, so once you get higher and higher, you need higher weight items. i do my hunting in the enhanced client, because the copper_enhanced mod allows you to see the weight as a number instead of just guessing. i'd kill a barracoon and hover over every item and see several items at 401+ intensity and those will turn to relics when unraveled. or i would loot items at 300+ intensity to gain skill around GM. (etc)

    lastly yes +STA increase on armor to get to 180 sta. which means you cannot use DCI and HCI pieces like fey legs, bane legs, violet courage, etc and must instead use crafted armor.

    the thing is though, you only need that high stamina if you are going to use the big, slow weapons for gigantic crits. like link's lumberjack sampire, he needs high sta.

    if you're just starting out and don't have the money, you don't necessarily need to go that high in sta. just use faster weapons instead. you'll do less damage, but the tradeoff is your gear doesn't need to be so uber...
     
  7. Arroth Thaiel

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    Thanks for this. I'm pretty sure I knew this at one point in time, but I had completely forgotten.

    After looking at that I just feel....inadequate. That's an incredible set-up you've got.

    This is the path I'm on right now. What it allows me to tackle is probably all I need to be tackling at this point anyway. After not playing for two years, just trying to remember how to play is actually fun. Also frustrating, confusing, and punctuated with moments of epiphany as I remember, "That's how I did that!".

    Thanks for all the help everybody, I really appreciate it.

    Oh, and I am not looking forward to having to create a brand new set of gear. At least it gives me something to do. :)

    -Arroth
     
  8. Stupid Miner

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    Eh, don't think that's a typical suit. He's rich. :)
    Most of that stuff is extraneous. The best suit is nothing if the user doesn't know how to use it, so focus on improving your tactics first.
     
  9. Riply

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    Well actually you don't have to be rich to make a suit, its just a matter of not going for the extreme mods, for example instead of lmc 8 go for lmc 7. If you do that u do not need the essence , and instead of trying for like 18 or 19 of a resist after enhancing try 16 or 17. The sucess rate is much higher if the intensity is shaved down abit.

    I just completed a suit which gave me almost max resists on an elf plus 145 str, 150 dex, and 19 mana. My costs were very small because along with buying ingrediants I farmed them as well. It's a matter of planning how to get the max out of imbuing with out spending alot on ingrediants. It's kiinda a challenge but also alot of fun when you get the mods finally that you want. I'm working on my second set of armour now, and I'm trying to get even closer to the perfect suit that I want.

    So much to do and so little time to do it in, but that's what keeps me interested in playing the game. All the differant opinions on the boards helps to spawn new ideas to try and experimant in game. As whats been expressed already countless times, thiers no perfect (best) set up to play. Try differant things and you may come up with a better set up then whats been discovered thus far.

    Rip!
     
  10. Madrid

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    Thunderz,

    Your running with 12% LMC?
     
  11. Thunderz

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    Yeah it looks like it, dont ask me why lol! Was probably as i didnt know what else to put on it! I plan to change the gloves at some point to get the extra 1hp and 6 energy resist i need and maybe int on the braclet.

    Thunderz
     
  12. vinque

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    I really like this idea so tried downloading copper_enhanced. I unzipped it to the userinterface directory and selected custom UI and login. I see all new skins but can't figure out how to get "wieght" of items to display. How is this done exactly?
     
  13. vinque

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    nm, I figured it out.
     
  14. Madrid

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    I'm pretty sure the 'itemproperties' mod that shows the weight on an item isn't functioning properly. I look forward to the day when it gets fixed or someone incorporates something similar that works.

    @ Thunderz...Well something had to give...you've pretty much crammed everything you possibly could into your suit. Sky high stats and all. It's an awesome suit!

    Love that 100% Fire Ornate Axe...what a beaut! Kill a Paragon Cu Sidhe with that in about 2 minutes.
     
  15. Riply

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    What methods are the best to use to acquire these 100% fire, cold, energy etc weapons? Do you use a dc or shadow runic, and if so do you use regular iron ignots and lets say you get 70% cold you then enhance with a certain type of ignot to try and get 100% cold? Do you imbue first then enhance and hope it does not go poof.

    Thx for any info I'm always learning in this game!

    Rip
     
  16. Thunderz

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    I just burn dull and shadow hammers with iron ingots and wait for the perfect 100% elemental, exceptional with no other mods i dont want. It takes a while and alot of hammers and iron ingots.

    Finally got a whole set of ornate 100%'s now and an extra 100% energy that i swap the slayer on depending on what im fighting.

    Started working on double axes now to try get 2 of each elemental [130 hammers to burn lol]

    Thunderz
     
  17. Riply

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    :) Thx makes it alot easier to figure out.
     
  18. Thunderz

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    If anyone is on atlantic and wants my leftovers [i.e. not the perfect i want but close] shoot me a PM and you can have any that i dont want.

    Thunderz
     
  19. Lynk

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    On Great Lakes I have a bunch of HCI/DI heartwood pieces that I didn't use. I didn't go the imbue/enhance route though, I made the pieces so DI or HCI counted as one of the 5 mods. All of my pieces are unimbued.

    Have quite a few built up, so if you need something specific PM me and I'll help you out.
     
  20. CannabisKing

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    Hey what runic are ya using, Exp- Heartwood? Yew? etc... and I see ya like the HCI on the imbued item's. Are there other mod's besides the HCI ? tks
     
  21. Arroth Thaiel

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    I'm on Pac otherwise I'd take you up on that offer!

    I have been reading the Imbuing Training Guide here on Stratics and am working my imbue up, but I haven't gotten into it enough to understand how all the crafting stuff works together now. What exactly do you mean by "I didn't go the imbue/enhace route"? There is another way to do it? *Boggles*



    Also, Greater Dragons.........not so much like Dragons....OooOOooOooOOOO

    -Arroth
     
  22. Thunderz

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    You can imbue the 5 properties you want on say a normal wood made gorget and then enhance it with heartwood to get 1 of [5 properties is it?] that can be: HCI or DI or luck or mage armour etc. Doing this has just a 2% chance of getting what you want, say 5 HCI. Thats imbue/enhance.

    Not going that route is making the item from heartwood to start with, meaning you can only then imbue 4 properties as the HCI counts as one mod. Its not a big deal as 5 HCI has such a low weight for imbuing you can still max the 4 mods you imbue, its a difference in cost 4mill apposed to 40mill [as youll break loads untill you get the hearwood property you want]

    Thunderz
     
  23. Arroth Thaiel

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    Ok. That makes sense. Well, UO sense anyway. ;)
     
  24. Arroth Thaiel

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    Hey all,

    Just popping back in to say thanks for all the help and advice. I got my new 'toon to 120 imbuing on Thursday evening. ~Yeah!!!!~ Near the end (116 - 120) I was getting .1 skill gains every 140 to 200 successful imbues. It was a GRIND. (Yes I was using the exact method posted in the imbue skill guide. 90 luck, 13 RFD, 7 LRC). Evidently my 'toon was just on the high end (or low end depending on how you look at it) of the "number of gains may vary by character" portion of the guide. If it wasn't for the prospect of making some excellent armor/weapons and running my Sampire I probably would have called it quits on imbue. But thanks to this forum, I was motivated!


    Thunderz, this little tidbit has proven to be incredibly useful. I have inherited a number of DC and Shadow hammer's over the years, (no where near 130, but enough to get started) and so started to set up my first batch of new weapons on Thursday.


    Could people check me on this and make sure I'm on the right track?

    I'm using bladed staff's since I don't have the stamina to run axes (also no LJ). Swords is my weapon skill and I like the armor ignore the staff's give.

    I have a 120 smith with gm arms lore so I'm keeping stuff in this range. I'm not going for totally perfect at this point, since I"m just trying to get back into the game. Pun Intended. :)

    With 120 Smithy and GM AL I get 40% DI on everything exceptional so....

    40% DI minimum (Can Imbue to 50%)
    Mana Leech (Can Imbue to 50%
    Stamina Leech (Can Imbue to 50%)
    HCI or SSI (Can Imbue to Max 15/30 respectively)
    Slayer

    If the staff's have anything other than this combo, they go in the junk bag. I haven't salvaged anything yet, so I thought I'd ask before I turned stuff back into ingots.

    Most of the staff's only come up with 2 or 3 mods, I'm figuring on imbuing the others. Also, I've been trying to keep staff's which have at least one of the mods at an intensity higher than I believe can be imbued, for instance,

    DI 74%
    Mana Leech 36%
    Stamina Leech 49%
    Two properties open for imbue

    This is my understanding of what I should be looking for at the moment. As I said, I'm not going for perfect, so I haven't been worrying too much about the damage type (I can be forced to cast consecrate weapon after all).

    Comments? Have I totally missed something and/or am I completely misreading the way modern crafting/imbue works?

    Thanks
     
  25. Zalan

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    If your making swords weapons you want:

    Double Axe = Whirlwind & Double Strike

    Runic Blades = Best dps for medium dex

    Radiant Scimitar = low dex whirlwind

    Daisho = Feint(would be a waist for main weapn)
     
  26. Arroth Thaiel

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    I don't have lumberjacking, so I didn't think it was worthwhile to use axes, since I wouldn't get the LJ bonus. I guess it is just a bonus though and I could still run the axe. I just hadn't thought of it that way. This is why I keep asking questions.


    I see from the stratics calculator that a Runic Blade gives 5.33 DPS whereas my Bladed Staff is just a 5. However, I do like the specials on the staff. I'll have to play with this and see. I actually hadn't thought about runic blades, so this opens up even more options for me. :)


    I am, believe it or not, still using a Soulseeker. I was out whacking titan's and ogre lords with it to get the magical residue I needed for imbuing. I had figured on making some radiant scimitars as backup weapons, so it's good to know I was at least headed in the right direction with those.


    I don't think I have ever used a Daisho. I'll have to check them out.

    Thanks for the reply. Now I have some idea of where to head with all the options that are out there.