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Best Template to farm UEVs

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Tuan, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Tuan

    Tuan Slightly Crazed

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    My whole goal here is to kill these things as quickly as possible... I've been pondering this for a while. I made a luck suit specifc to killing UEVs that I only made sure that it maxxes energy resist, and so I am swinging my slayer longsword @1.25, dropping AIs nearly every hit.

    The thing is, this leaves me a whole skill or two unused. Normally:
    120 swords
    120 tact
    120 anat
    120 chiv
    100 necro
    100 parry
    90 resist

    but since UEVs don't cast anything, the resist is unused.

    SO I decided to drop the resist and add in some bushido, so now I'll have cheaper specials, PLus the perfection bonus on Luck can be nice, I'm sure. But I already can drop an AI nearly every swing...

    I haven't tried this out yet, so we shall see.

    But, I've also been thinking of moving back down from longswords to broadswords, which will do 10 less damage per hit.

    My Longsword
    100 HML, Air Slayer, 50 HLD, 15 SSI, 40 DI

    I am thinking I could go with a broadsword of:
    100 HML, Max (92%?) HLL, Air Slayer, 40DI, HLD

    This should be enough HLL against UEVs I think. This would allow me to stone Necro off, but then what to add instead? Also what would my best tactics be?

    I've been thinking either Mysticism or Spellweaving, but have no real thoughts as to which would be better, and what, really, my tactics would be...
     
  2. DJAd

    DJAd Stratics Legend
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    I just hack them down on my normal sampire. I don't change any skills around.

    120 sword
    120 tactics
    120 bush
    115 anatomy
    100 necro
    85 chiv
    60 parry
     
  3. Ender

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    Possible that you'd be better off with a double axe using double strike vs AI, I haven't tried it to be sure.

    Keep Counter Attack up as much as you can too, even at I think 80 parry with jewelry, it goes off all the time for me.
     
  4. BeaIank

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    Unless you have a bard with you, AI works better than double strike at UEVs.
    Their lowest resist, poison, is much too high for DS to deal more damage than AI.
     
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  5. Tuan

    Tuan Slightly Crazed

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    Problem with going with the Axe DS vs longsword AI is that I rely on my shield for SSI, HCI, DCI and DI ...
     
  6. Ender

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    Oh my bad, I do have them discorded most of the time.
     
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  7. Ender

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    Then Bushido is really only going to hurt you, you'll get hit a lot more.

    I guess something like

    120 swords
    120 parry
    120 chivalry
    120 tactics
    120 anatomy

    And yeah, I'm at a loss on the last skill with that, that would help with UEVs. Bushido obviously is great but you'll lose the ability to parry if you don't drop the shield. Could use lumberjacking if you chose to use an axe, but you'll have to drop the shield (War Axe doesn't work with LJ does it? Would be best option if it did). Maybe could pick up archery and use a composite bow to pull UEVs towards you while popping them with an armor ignore, and get the extra mana reduction.

    I don't know that there really is a skill that could help you, if you wanted maybe you could put on poisoning and hit them with some lethal poison, that's the only thing I can think of that would really add extra damage for you.
     
  8. Cephas [V]

    Cephas [V] Journeyman

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    War axes are mace weapons. When used on a tree, they will yield wood instead of kindling, but Lumberjacking skill will not add any damage output.
     
  9. Ender

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    That's what I thought. Thanks.
     
  10. Tuan

    Tuan Slightly Crazed

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    Actually, I am not concerned about this. They don't hit hard, or often. So, ok, they'll do about 35% more damage to me, but 1.35*not-very-much = still not much.
     
  11. Ender

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    Well it also won't add all that much aside from the ability to honor. Which I guess with the 1000 luck bonus from max perfection would be nice for UEVs.

    What's your luck suit look like, by the way? I'm thinking about burning 5 forged tool charges to put one together.
     
  12. CorwinXX

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    120 Sword
    120 Tactics
    120 Anatomy
    100 Lumberjacking
    120 Discordance
    120 Music
    80 Bushido

    I believe it is the fastest way to kill UEV.

    Disco gives you 10-20% to your damage over time by lowering UEV's wrestling.
    DS does more damage than AI just because a Double Axe has more base damage than a Bladed Staff.
    And if you will be able to keep on a mastery you do even more damage.
     
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  13. Obsidian

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    I would boost your Bushido to 120 so you are more apt to be at perfection. Then you get the 1000 luck bonus when the UEV dies and thus more powerful loot.
     
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  14. PlayerSkillFTW

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    You could drop Resist for SS, and Corpse Skin them to lower their Poison Resist down to 40-50. At that point, Double Strike will do more damage than AI. You could also summon a Death Adder familiar so he can DP them. You'd also be able to use Curse Weapon to increase your Life Drain by 50%, so you'd go from 20% Life Drain just in Vamp Form, to 70% Life Drain with Vamp Form+Curse Weapon. You'd lose Karma each time you cast Corpse Skin or Curse Wep though.

    No self healing with that template though. Can't deal much damage if you're dead.
     
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  15. Ender

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    Life leech weapon mostly likely

    Or just confidence, you don't get hit much with discorded UEVs and high DCI
     
  16. Tuan

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    @PlayerSkillFTW
    As I said 2 posts above, they don't hit hard, or particularly often, so Curse Weapon is a non-starter.

    I plan to try CorwinXX's idea.

    I will go with maces though so I can use DS with the maul.
    So my template will be:
    mace
    tact
    anat
    disco
    music
    chiv
    and enough bush/parry to get the reduction of mana.

    This is a ways off though, because I need to bring the music/disco/mace up and blah... blah...
     
  17. CorwinXX

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    UEV do just a little damage and die fast... so it is even possible to kill it without using any healing spell - you are getting healed by honor when it dies.
    I can leave my bard near an UEV and go AFK. For sure my bard hasn't HLL, HLA, HFat on his weapon. I have just written a video where my bard stands few minutes in AFK mode against two UEV.