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Best Solo Champ Spawn Caster Template

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Bort of Atlantic, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. I'll leave sampire/wraith thrower to another forum, but what are some of the better caster templates out there for champion spawns?

    Criteria (in order of importance):

    1. Ability to clear spawn quickly
    2. Ability to not die
    3. Ability to kill the boss solo

    I'm currently running a wraith/mage that makes use of wither for spawn, but I find myself dying when casters show up, and I can't solo the boss effectively. Protection makes living against casters a bit easier, but I still get roflpwned by paragon casters in Ilshenar.

    I did try a semi-caster the other day by way of a wraith running 4/6 with 105 chivalry and no magery. Holy Light is pretty fun and makes short work of low-level spawn as you can just run through the spawn while casting it, and you can also get in weapon swings to boot. It doesn't do a lot of damage (I think I capped out at 24 or 25 with neutral karma), but it seemed like a good way to mow through low-level spawn on characters that aren't centered around AoE damage. If anyone has made a character that makes good use of holy light, please feel free to post here.

    Thanks in advance; I'm willing to completely adjust my template (bard skills, mysticism, spellweaving, whatever).
     
  2. GFY

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    My template of choice is;

    Mage
    Eval
    Med
    Resist
    Necro
    Spirit Speak

    All skills are 120 and I use a mage weapon with +20 magery on my jewels to offset the mage weapon.

    When the casters show up I cans a couple of ev's to draw their fire and follow them in with wither.

    For the champ I cast corpse skin, strangle, explosion, flame strike. When the ticks from strangle stop it's time to recast corpse skin and repeat. When mana gets low I cast fireball to regen mana. When Baracoon calls spawn I wither them away to regain mana.
     
  3. Lynk

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    I would suggest a Mystic/Necro as being the best for spawns.

    Low level, wither is best.

    When third level hits, throw on JoAT gift of renewal and use hail storm.

    With level 4, use rising colossus to tank the damage and hail storm from a distance.

    With the proper slayer spellbook and SDI, hail storm makes short work of most level 4 mobs assuming you're not getting killed.

    For champs, it really depends. RC is a great tank. I've yet to see any single caster make short work of Rikktor though, but it is doable.
     
  4. Thanks Lynk. I was thinking about the following starting template when I posted:

    120 Necro
    120 Spirit Speak
    120 Mysticism
    120 Focus
    ...and the question is, what do the last 240 points go to? 120 wrestling, 120 meditation, maybe resist?
     
  5. Lynk

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    I would put magery in there, maybe just at 100. Teleporting is a great way to get lower level spawn to aggro and follow you. Plus you can always equip a -0 penalty mage wep if you need better natural defense. You would also be able to res friends, faster heal than cleansing (greater heal), arch cure, get protection on/ff easier.

    Necro you can get away with 100 (maybe a little less even, I forget the minimum) to never fizzle wither. Wither damage is based purely off of SDI from items and spirit speak.

    For a pure spawn caster, I would even throw on 120 spellweaving. WOD is great for bosses. Gift of renewal / attunement dramatically increases your survival chance when the level 3/4 spawn is whacking at you. Wind / Thunderstorm has far better diameter range than Wither or Hail Storm. Plus, you can also use the charmed ogre lords to tank champs against mobs that otherwise dispel your RC constantly.

    That leaves you with 40 skill points, assuming you aren't using any + skill items (though on this build the crystalline ring would be a perfect fit, which gives you +40 skill points). So assume 80 remaining points. Typically since you'll be in wraith form you shouldn't have mana problems but meditation could be an option. Otherwise you could try to fit some other +skill in and get resist to 100 or better which could save you from mana drains.
     
  6. Thanks again for the input. This doesn't have to be a pure caster btw, but it's certainly a possibility. If discord and music are better choices to complement necro and mysticism, I'm game.
     
  7. Kellgory

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    It also depends on what spawns you plan on doing. If all you do is rat spawns, then I like my little necro/mage/spellweaver/peacer, and with a level 6 focus Essence of Wind pretty much kills everything on the screen on the first level, and the 2nd level you just Essence of Wind, move up half a screen and recast it and it kills everything behind you and knocks everything in front of you down to half. Levels 3 and 4 it's area peace and wither and ev's. Template works great for rats, but for other spawns I would rather use a sampire.
     
  8. Lynk

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    I feel this way about all spawns tbh.
     
  9. I plan on doing most of the spawns with this character, not just rat. I am also running champ spawns on my sampire but enjoy playing multiple characters, and this one isn't up to snuff yet. I would like to give spellweaving a solid try, but on test center, you have to do the quest before you can use it.

    Due to similar tactics to necro/mystic (tank + AoE), I'm curious how necro/tamer works out, e.g.

    115 Taming (not sure exactly how much, but pretty sure these 2 don't have to be 120)
    115 Lore
    120 Vet
    120 SS
    100 Necro
    120 Magery
    Any points left to Meditation

    Thanks to everyone so far for the input.
     
  10. icm420

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    I use a necro tamer mage for my spawning, greater is good for pvp and killing the boss\tanking, necro mage otherwise and chuck bolas at anyone coming in to raid. I do not use vet tho.. I run eval instead because well.. damage is > ressing a dragon that rarely dies and their are potions to res. Honestly tho sampires are the best for any spawning, otherwise necro tamer mage imo. Wraith form, wither, all guard me.
     
  11. icm420

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    Oh and if you have a dreadmare .. or even a bane dragon this temp can be very strong straight pvp. My necro tamer is never going blue..
     
  12. kRUXCg7

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    Do the quest on your production shard and then copy your character to Test Center. Should work, shouldn't it.
     
  13. Good call; I finished the quest on my production shard and will give this a try (this feature wasn't available when I stopped playing a couple of years ago).