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[Blacksmithing] BOD Strategy for POF & Dull Copper Runics

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Shelleybean, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Shelleybean

    Shelleybean Certifiable
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    Jan 30, 2003
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    In the past, my smithy bod efforts were focused on obtaining high end runics. Now I want to focus my efforts on POF and dull copper runics. I looked over the charts at Tower of Roses and I think I’ve come up with a good plan. I wanted to run it past you experts to see if there is a big flaw. Or if you have a system in place, please share it. :) Previously, I would not use a small if it fit into a large. Now I will fill the following indiscriminately:
    Small BODs for POF
    20 ex dull copper
    10& 15 ex shadow
    20 nor gold
    10&15 nor agapite
    Large BODS for POF
    20 ex 2 part weapon (halberd and bardiche)
    20 nor iron plate
    20 nor dull copper ring
    10&15 nor shadow ring
    Small BODs for Dull Copper Runic Hammers
    20 ex shadow
    10 & 15 ex copper
    20 nor agapite
    10 & 15 nor verite
    Large BODs for Dull Copper Runic Hammers
    10 & 15 ex 5 part (fencing weapons)
    20 nor shadow ring
    10&15 nor copper ring
    10&15 nor dull copper chain
    10&15 ex iron chain
  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    Given the relative low price of iron ingots, I'd fill the Iron BODs that have a 20% chance of POF as well.

    Large BOD:
    20 Normal Fencing (5-part BOD)
    10-15 Normal Plate
    10-15 Exceptional Bardiche

    I personally find the 20%'ers for the small colored BODs that give POF worth the effort as well.

    Even if you only get 1 in 5 as POF, you'll average less than 1000 DC ingots per POF (which is less than what you're using for the DC 20 ring larges), and with the possibility of more than one POF. The cost for the bronze 20, gold 10 & gold 15 normal smalls, even at 1 in 5, will still be a fraction of the price of buying POF from someone else on most shards (150-300k per POF, whereas the ingots would be 60-100k)
  3. arkanos

    arkanos Seasoned Veteran
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    May 13, 2008
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    I personally don´t fill large bods for DC and shadow hammers, not worth it imo cause you will get a LOT of small ones being copper/bronze (all of the exeptional ones) and shadow (only 20) exeptional small ones. the shadows I do the least cause the ingots are usually used for the 100% PoF Bods.

    And like basara said, I fill 20 normal bronze smalls, 10+15 exeptional dull copper and also 10 and 15 normal gold for the 20% chance (tbh the gold ones may not be worth it but I still do them).

    I personally have never been lucky on a 20 normal large fencing bod (and I have turned in LOTS of them, but since Basara confirmed that they can drop PoF I still try my luck on them....)

    20% PoF chance Large Bods I fill are all iron, but I am not doing the dull copper 10+15 normal ringmails anymore.
  4. 5% Luck

    5% Luck Guest

    I know alot of the bod'rs around have a system that incorporates more bod buying or high end smiths collecting then I like to consider convenient so...

    I have 2 accounts and 1 120 smith and 13 chars with .1 smithy. All my non smith chars collect a 10,15,20 non excp sheild bod every time they bank and fill it on the spot with npc bought shields.

    Duhh right?

    Well I try to keep a circulation of 500 bods on hand at anyone time and cycle ALL bods except for the val hammer bods as ingots provide(random resources suck). I end up with more PoF then I need or use and plenty to sell and enough dull hammers to craft neons for my self easily.

    I toss ALL larges except for val hammers!

    I fill all small bods so long as my miner can keep me in ingots.

    When (and it does happen alot) I end up with a long list of a particular color bod that the RNG just isnt being friendly with me on I run out and buuy a stack of ingots of that color and THAT pisses me off.

    This system while not so much a targeting system lets me keep a small number of bods(~500) and enough of the rewards that I can use and sell off.
  5. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    You do know that, for about 3-4 years now, there's a random chance for BODs ranging from Gold hammer and higher to upgrade their hammer reward 1-5 steps? So all high-level LBODs have a chance of popping a val hammer.
  6. Gorbs

    Gorbs Sage
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    Nov 5, 2009
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    I was going to ask whether the scale for rewards was posted anywhere, but decided I'd do something unheard of on these forums and do some searching on my own first.

    Source: UO Stratics *New* | Blacksmith Essay

    Top to bottom:
    Valorite Runic
    Verite Runic
    +60 ASH
    Agapite Runic
    +30 ASH
    Golden Runic

    +20 scroll
    +15 ASH
    +15 scroll
    +10 ASH
    Bronze Runic
    Anvil (colored)
    +10 scroll
    Copper Runic
    Shadow Runic
    Dull Copper Runic
    +5 Mining gloves
    Prospector's Tool / Gargoyle's Pickaxe
    +3 Mining gloves
    +1 Mining gloves
    Sturdy pickaxe
    Sturdy shovel
  7. 5% Luck

    5% Luck Guest

    I used to work out all the bods for gold and above but in all that time I only ever recived 6 gold hammers and 0 aggy verite and val.

    I simply dont care anymore!

    I am completely convinced 99% of all high end runic hammers are dups.

    That said I do turn over about 2000 bods a month. Is that not enough?