1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Greetings Guest! Tonights Maintenance is complete and the Stratics Community Wiki is now live. Please see this thread for more details.
    Dismiss Notice

can't survive the lower levels of shame/despise

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by Guest, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi I am a casual gamer usually playing 1-2 hours a night. I can clear the upper levels of Shame and Despise making about 10k in an evening. I was wondering if anyone could suggest some cheap gear upgrades or maybe a better place to make gold. I have scanned a lot of vendors and most stuff far out of my budget. I'd like to eventually start making my way deeper into these dungeons, but it takes me forever to kill a mob like a Kraken or an Ogre Lord and casters like a Lich or a Daemon are really hard for me.

    here is a description of where I stand right now:

    68 pysical, 40 fire, 59 cold, 40 poison, 40 energy
    200 luck

    ring 10 archery, 7 HCI
    bracelet 24 dmg increase, 8 physical, 8 cold, 16 LRC
    bow 49 dmg increase
    quiver 10 dmg modifier

    Archery 98.7 (+10) 108.7
    Anatomy 92.2
    Tactics 94.7
    Resist 100
    Healing 53.8
    Chivalry 51.6
    Magery 76.9 (I plan to drop this eventually)

    str 87, dex 87, int 56

    Any suggestions would be helpful.

  2. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Mar 18, 2003
    Likes Received:
    Your Character looks alot like mine: Paladin /Archer.

    I would drop Magery for Focus. Focus regains you mana faster while fighting.

    I would change Stats too 100Str 100 Dex and 25 Int. If you older then 6 months 30 INT.
    If your character is a elf you get extra Mana and also buy extra Stats powerscrolls for more extra INT. (If your character is not a elf there is a quest to change him into it)

    You should try to make a all 70 resist suit. Best shot is to gather the Virtue Armor. You get the pieces with fighting in the Dungeons you are doing.
    A Talisman like Totem of the Void or The A Primer of Arms(From Library collection) are nice too have.

    For Jewelry there is a nice bracelet of Health from the Gauntlet of Doom. It is too early with your skills to go there yet and it might be expensive at this time to buy. But there all things as goal to work too. [​IMG]

    Also make sure to use the right Slayer weapons against the Monsters. With Enemy of one and Slayer weapon you can get pretty far anywhere.

    Also work a little on Healing skill, you realy need to have to get over 60 to cure poison with bandages.
    With healing and Chivalry high enough you can heal/cure in 2 different ways.

    Your doing great, just give yourself time to get the hang of it to kill stuff. You only learn it by dying alot. Before you know it you will be facing DarkFathers in the Gauntlet in Doom! [​IMG]

    PS: Insurance is your friend for your good stuff!
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yuh ... I was thinking along the same lines. To the OP: I didn't catch your shard but on LA just last week I got a Bracelet of Health at an auction for 450K. Three months go they were 3-5mil if you could find one - outside Luna in the cheap places! I gladly dropped 20 DI for this puppy as the bracelet!

    Depending on your cash, it might be an idea to attend some auctions even if you don't bid on anything. You get to see what some of these items can go for, you have a shot at interaction with others if you choose and it does tell you what folks will pay for some items.

    Depending on auction or tailors needing them ... spined hides from Lizardmen, Giant Serpents, Dire Wolves and some others can sell in bulk lots of 1000 and higher for decent change. I had my first house in under 6 months of VERY casual play by just selling spined in 1K minimum lots @ 25 gold each.

    Focus is really fast at Mana regen and does help with Stamina to a lesser extent. Divine Fury can take care of stam shortfall when needed. Besides slayer weapon, EoO and all that Frarc says ... Consecrate Weapon give a short burst of damage to the foe at their weakest resistance. Use it! That's why Focus is sooo much better - it'll regain the mana dumps fast.
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I did try out a slayer weapon last night. It made things a lot easier. For now I think that will be my new way of doing things.

    Any tips on getting virtue armor? I've spent a fair amount of time in these two dungeons and haven't seen any of it. 450k is far out of my league. I make about 10k a run. I spent the first 30k on a little stone house. I have about 70k in the bank now.

    I will try raising my Str/Dex and lowering my Int.

    Thanks for the advice!
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Virtue drops mainly after just killing as much as you can as fast as you can. I got 2 drops within the first month of being out ... killing in Destard for a few nights, then one ferocious run thru the Lizardmen in Despise. A couple turns at the and I'd get something.

    Then there were 2 very dry months of getting nothing although I concentrated on Destard (need the horned and barbed stuff!!) and Crystal Elementals in Malas. Last month got the legs, this past Monday another set of legs.

    I'm sure there are better ways to get these - faster. Everyone seems to have their style and special foe to use.
  6. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Mar 18, 2003
    Likes Received:
    The Virtue Armor pieces drops in your backpack. You get them when fighting in the 8 Anti Virtue Dungeons:

    Wind (Not sure of this one)

    These are the 7 Pieces:

    Helm of Spirituality
    Gorget of Honesty
    Breastplate of Justice
    Legs of Honor
    Arms of Compassion
    Gauntlets of Valor
    Solaretes of Sacrifice

    The 8the Piece is the Cloak of Humility and you need to do a Quest for that.

    Follow the link to read all about that Quest:

    Cloak of Humility

    To get the Items (There are more then just the 7 Virtue Armor pieces) you just need to fight the monsters inside the Dungeons. The more you kill the bigger chance you get a artifact. You get more points for killing stronger monsters and luck help the drop chance too a little.
    The pieces drop randomly.

    Of course you can buy the pieces but its more fun to collect them yourself. [​IMG]
  7. When fighting the spell casting critters (titan, acid elly, air elly, etc.) they will perform what is called a "mana dump". They will use all of their mana to cast spells at you. Once they are out of mana, they become easier to kill.

    To survive the mana dump, you will want at least 50 resist vs. fire, energy, poison and cold. You will also need to heal, usually. Your healing skill is a bit low for this. You need 60 healing to cure poison. You may also need to run/walk off-screen, but they can still get you from off-screen it seems nowadays.

    Slayers surely help, also talismans from heartwood quests. Mage slayer talisman works vs lichs., for example. There are also protection amulets.

    There are places to practice where it is not so crowded:

    Lichs: ruined house south of Yew or Cove graveyard
    Titans: little used corner of the Lost Lands, must teleport in
    Air ellys, gargoyles: outside shame (lure them north)
    gazers: south of Brit gate

    Also the City of the Dead outside Delucia has a fair assortment along with the savages.

    Good luck.

  8. Guest

    Guest Guest


    The more you kill the bigger chance you get a artifact.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Does this span play sessions or does it only go for one dungeon run? (ie do I start over when I leave/log?)
  9. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Mar 18, 2003
    Likes Received:
    This counts on all dungeons. And the points stay no matter if you die or only play half a hour or a all day or log out and leave .
    You can even switch between dungeons.The points only reset to 0 after getting a Arty.
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    What shard are you on?
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I play on Lake Superior.
  12. greetings... try this template if you have a chance...

    Archery.... 110
    Tactics..... 110
    Anatomy.. 110
    Healing.... 90
    Bushido... 100
    Chivalry.... 80
    Focus... 100

    (easy to find 110 powerscrolls)

    learn about...
    - confidence, will allow you to instantly heal up...
    - lightning strike, extra damage...
    - honor your foe, more damage dealt...
    - consecrate weapon, will hit the monsters weak spot...
    - divine fury, will make you hit more and swing faster...
    - enemy of one, will do extra 50% damage...
    - dispel evil, will make the monsters run away from you...
    - right slayer for the right foe...
    - right talisman for the right foe...
    - RUN when you must!

    Hope this helps! and good luck!
  13. Reinzeld

    Reinzeld Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Aug 11, 2004
    Likes Received:
    Yraapt, I'm on LS also. I'm going to keep an eye out to try to find you a suit closer to all 70's, which will help a lot when fighting spellcasters, especially with your gm resist.

    You definitely want to get your healing up, also. Used to be a way of doing that relatively quickly, by hiring a NPC at the Jhelom pits, and sparring with them while healing both you and the NPC. Dunno if that's still an effective tactic or not, though.