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Champ Spawn template?

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Dr. Taylor, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Dr. Taylor

    Dr. Taylor Guest

    I see such great information here, maybe someone would critic my template.

    I want this char for champ spawn only.

    115 magery
    110 SS
    109 Necro
    110 eval
    100 med
    104 SW
    100 inscription
  2. GFY

    GFY Guest

    Have you actually played this template or are you looking for suggestions?

    This is a good offensive template but your defenses are weak. With out resist spells you'll be paralyzed and poisoned by large groups of casting monsters beyond level 2 in most champ areas. Without wrestling or a mage weapon large groups of even low level spawn will interrupt your spells making it difficult to survive.

    You have a good grouping of skills for possibly 2 different templates here. You could go with a necromage and/or a spellweaver.


    This is a very good template for a necro/mage. Use a mage weapon for defense and take all your skills as high as you have scrolls for.


    This is a good champ template for champs as well, As it has the heavier hitting SW spells for finishing off the champ.
  3. Dr. Taylor

    Dr. Taylor Guest

    Thank you your help. Yes I have played this char and yes you are right I do get hit with spells. I have just added the Spellweaving and have not used it yet, so will have to learn the right time to use the spells. I think the second template you suggested will be what I go with. Thanks.
  4. GFY

    GFY Guest

    The some of the biggest things to remember for any mage is;

    cast spells that target the weakest resist of what your fighting.

    use slayer spellbooks whenever possible.

    de-buff your opponent to make your spells more effective.

    for spellweavers use word of death near the end of a fight for most damage potential.
  5. Dr. Taylor

    Dr. Taylor Guest

    I do have the slayer books.

    (de-buff your opponent to make your spells more effective.) Not sure how that works.

    Is Word of Death the most important spell to use for a spellweaver?

    Thank you again.
  6. GFY

    GFY Guest

    de-buffs are spells that lower your opponents resist or abilities. Curse lowers your opponents resist, slow lowers their dex, weakness lowers strength, corpse skin lowers fire resist... etc. This will make your spells more effective. A good combo for a necro/mage is corpse skin, explosion, flame strike.

    Word of Death is the weaving spell that does the most damage vs a weakened opponent. There are many other spells that will suit you very well when used properly. Word of death used vs a new opponent doesn't do much damage compared to using it against an opponent that is down 3/4 of it's health.
  7. 5% Luck

    5% Luck Guest

    My provoke discord mage does very well at champ on three facets

    120 provoke
    120 discord
    120 music
    120 mage
    100 eval
    100 med
    100 scribe/resist/focus <---- depends on my mood more that any real static reality. Mostly scribe/resist!

    While lvl 1-2 are pretty slow solo. Even downright impossible, this char can summons a champ from lvl 3 solo in under 12 mins solo. The rest of the group takes their post as defenders as lvl 3 spawns upon us.

    I have a post on the bard forum describing my items and how i produced so many SP named I found a new gm skill.
  8. Salty Pete

    Salty Pete Guest

    Wow.... It might be interesting to make a chiv/mage/bard. Holy Light and summons for the lvl 1-2 and provoke/discord summons for the rest.
  9. 5% Luck

    5% Luck Guest

    With EQ working 100% at 120 mage it is fair. I do understand where you going with the 4/6 HL.

    The main thing is on a bard char I am very low on pvp skills. I have been red on this guy before and get a count or two every time i get raided but in any prolonged battle this guy gets dead.

    That said If i dropped the discord/provoke and went ahead with a more pvp oriented template I wouldnt be able to knock out the lvl 4 spawn quite so fast. Evs on a pair of provoked dragons or poison eles tera advengers spamming an area spell is very fast work at that lvl. For a Coon spawn though Silvers and archers dont have sop many HP to contend with soooo...
  10. Splup

    Splup Guest

    You should add Resist to temp. Casting mobs keep manadraining/vampiring a lot.
  11. Boogieman

    Boogieman Guest

    Pardon me, but I feel it necessary to clarify this:
    Curse does nothing to the target's resists. Curse is a combination of the spells weaken, clumsy and feeblemind. In other words; a general stat reducing spell. It has a good, but time limited, effect on targets with low magic resist, but otherwise it's a bit of a dudd.
  12. RichDC

    RichDC Guest

    The most important thing for a weaver is to get an arcane circle the higher the more damage you do(earlier you can WOD)

    i play a sw tamer and id say the spell yo will mostly use will be

    Thunderstorm (nice low mana cost area spell for low level spawns)
    Gift of renewal (with a 5 circle you gain 12hp every 2 secs may be more)
    Attunement (up to 60 points of physical damage absorbed)
    Natures Fury(these lil bad boys work faster than an ev!!! just remember they do 100% poison dmg)
    Word Of Death (With a 5 circle you can begin to wod at about 20k hp left if 0 or 2 at redline)
  13. RichDC

    RichDC Guest

    Actually i need to clarify this further curse does lower resistance by 10 in all elemental resistances.
  14. aarons6

    aarons6 Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Oct 14, 2007
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    its true but we can clarify this one more.. it doesnt lower resists by 10 it lowers the cap by 10.. as well as dex/int/str by a % (magery / 10+1)..

    so if your all 70s, you become all 60s.. but if your suit is less then 60s already your not effected...
  15. Chaosy

    Chaosy Guest

    I hope nobody plans on fighting in Fel with a suit of less than 60s. :(