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BOD's and Arms Lore??

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by ColonelKurtz, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. ColonelKurtz

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    I was just curious, if we "have" to use armslore to get better weaps and armor, shouldn't then also factor into getting more "mac-daddy" BOD's??

    HMMMM????
     
  2. Setnaffa

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    If they want to change the equation, they should throw Fame/Karma into the Mix. After all, wouldn't you give your best BODs to the most famous Smiths/Tailors?
     
  3. KinG DaviD

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    IM ALSO CURIOUS AS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF ARMS LORE...FROM WHAT I READ...I DONT SEE HOW IT HELPS MUCH IN CRAFTING WEAPONS AND ARMOR...
     
  4. Basara

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    KD: the information is in the FAQs.

    The short version is that Arms Lore adds a bonus to the resists of an exceptional armor piece, or the DI of an exceptional weapon, which can substantially increase the value of the item, if one is crafting to sell items.

    Without Arms Lore, a crafter gets +6 random resists when crafting armor exceptionally with a runic; +15 if made with a normal tool.

    With Arms Lore, those bonuses are increased +1 per 20 points of Arms Lore (+1 per 12.5 points on Siege Perilous, where having good, non-runic, armor is much more important) for up to +5 extra resists (randomly applied - +8 on SP) at GM Arms Lore. This can actually increase the value of an items by hundreds of thousands of gold - if not actually make it a saleable item instead of something to recycle.

    Exceptional Weapons have 35% DI at 0 Arms Lore. The same bonus numbers for armor, add to the DI of weapons, so that at GM Arms Lore, Exceptional weapons are 40% DI (43% on SP), unless crafted with a runic, in which case they can be 50%+Arms Lore Bonus+material bonus (if made of wood), so, theoretically one could make a Frostwood Bow with a Heartwood runic on SP, and have a 70% DI Bow (50% from runic +8% from Arms Lore +12% from Frostwood); on any other shard it could be as much as 67%.

    Humans are treated as if they have 20 Arms Lore, due to the "Jack of All Trades" racial attribute, if they have less than 20 real points in the skill.
     
  5. Sarsmi

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    I still have not worked up arms lore to GM on my crafter - I don't make stuff to sell, so it hasn't been an issue so far and it would be just another skill I would have to keep on a soulstone for most of the time. Ahhh..I really wish we could just get 1000 skill points for crafter characters. :)
     
  6. BajaKurgan

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    Doesn't everyone have the same 1920 skill cap on their crafter like i do?!?! :lick:

    Here's my template:

    Kurgan the Super Crafter
    120 Alchemy
    120 Arms Lore
    120 Begging (Really helps when begging the craft gods for better bonuses)
    120 Blacksmithy
    120 Bowcraft/Fletching
    120 Carpentry
    120 Cooking
    120 Fishing
    120 Glassblowing
    120 Inscription
    120 Lumberjacking
    120 Mining
    120 Musicianship
    120 Stonecrafting
    120 Tailoring
    120 Tinkering
     
  7. Sarsmi

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    Whats sad is you still need to wedge 120 magery in there to make nice spellbooks! Tho since you can't get legendary fishing, glassblowing and stonecrafting don't require points, can't get 120 mining or tinnkering or cooking or bowcraft...you should have some spare points. =D
     
  8. Kellgory

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    psttt... I crafted a ring that had all those skills, but I threw it away because I was looking for one with LRC.

    You should have seen the Big Fish my one armed fisherman caught last week. It was this big (raises right hand only).
     
  9. BajaKurgan

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    Magery Smagery...
    What I did was just kept stoning over 20 magery from all my JOAT characters until I got to 120, which is great because JOAT skills are invisible, so doesn't use up skill points. :D

    OK in all seriousness, I was thinking of this the other day...

    What if you had two characters that had eaten every Legendary Skill Scroll and you had every skill possible on a soul stone at it's cap. At any given time you could play any template you wanted.

    I know it's 49 soulstones and 62 powerscrolls, so highly unlikely, but...

    IT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!