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Best non-arti items?

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by XCodes, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. XCodes

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    What monsters in the game can possibly drop items with both 5 properties and 100% intensities on said properties? If only ones like peerless/spawn bosses can, then what monsters drop the best items other than peerless/spawn bosses?
     
  2. Dragonchilde

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    The best non-artifact items in the game are most likely player-crafted runic stuff.
     
  3. XCodes

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    That doesn't answer my question at all.
     
  4. Barry Gibb

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    Any high-end monster will do. Don't expect to be swimming in them though. Wear a high luck suit to make your loot better. I've had good results from:
    Balrons
    Ogre Lords
    Elder Gazers
    Lich Lords
    Rotting Corpses
    Onis
    Succubi
    Fan Dancers
    Dark Wisps
    Ancient Wyrms
    Greater Dragons
    Dragons
    Blood Elementals
    Poison Elementals
    Meer Eternals
    Yamadons
    Named ML Monsters
    Doom Bosses
    and Strongbox Quests, just to name a few.

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  5. Barry Gibb

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    In general, the tougher the monster the better the loot.

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  6. Diomedes Artega

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    Frankly, it is really a crap shoot so to speak. As in the game. Or Russian Roulette. It is just really random in my book. You can do the strong box quest and get better loot. That is a fact. The unfortunate part is however, it will be items you won't always want or need.

    Keep at it though, and it will be something you can make use of. I guarantee it.
     
  7. Cloak&Dagger

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    I think he is asking for the benefit of the upcoming expansion. But this advice is true unfortunately =\
     
  8. XCodes

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    Mostly true. The crapshoot that I get something good is also interesting, though.

    Speaking of the strongbox quests, is the difference between them (between strongboxes and bags of trinkets, for example) just a matter of the number of items rewarded or are there also differences in quality?
     
  9. Barry Gibb

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    There is a difference in quantity of items and quality. Do 5 strongbox quests then do 5 bag of trinket quests, it will be pretty obvious the difference in quality of the items. Now if they have properties you are looking for is another story...

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  10. Strongboxes give very hit intensity rewards. They would be a good way to get the ingredients for Imbueing.
     
  11. J.B.

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    I am thinking Peerless's, and even then Luck plays a major role in the intensities.
     
  12. Diomedes Artega

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    I would say I agree...but, I never use a high luck suit in peerless so frankly even the strong box quests give better regular loot than I could acquire in a peerless.

    Luck may play a part but when I receive a magical shortbow with 10 SSI one time, 1 corruption another time, and then 1 blight on yet another run after the last one, that is pretty bad RNG if you ask me. Luck or not.

    Personally...I hate "luck." I like the strongbox quest because ostensibly there may be luck, but there is always that nice surprise lurking.
     
  13. Zyron

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    Can someone tell me where the strongbox quests people are?
    Are they in heartwood.
    Or that lady outside the healer in Umbra?
    Ty
     
  14. Diomedes Artega

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    It starts in Heartwood.
     
  15. Barry Gibb

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    Not all are in Heartwood. There is one in Britain given by Sakari the Notary. There is one in Sanctuary for killing the named Succubus. There might be more outside heartwood than that. Most of the "quest chain" quests will reward you with a strongbox (but not all).

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  16. Diomedes Artega

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    Sure. Excellent points. I was thinking of just one specific strong box quest. You specified all of them. Kudos.
     
  17. Except the peerless,

    Swoop, Cushide, Yamandon .... and the paragon creatures (skeletal dragon paragon is the best)

    :)