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Confused on what skill to do next.(Chiv/Archer)

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by Anderuin, May 18, 2009.

  1. Anderuin

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    I pretty much have my pally/archer complete. But I was considering using Bushido, but i really don't understand how it works with Archery very well. So I was wondering if I shouldn't pick another skill instead of Bushido? Can't really think of anything that comes to mind other than hiding or or something. Can anyone explain to me how Bushido with Archery works exactly please?
     
  2. Diomedes Artega

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    Not to be a butt because I have discussed this many times, but the Samurai 侍 FAQ is a good place to start. It is here:

    http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=44220

    The reason why bushido is good is the ABC template. a.k.a. Archery Bushido Chivalry template. You are basically unrivaled in terms of damage output using this template. It is the main archery template I use frankly. The other main one you can do is all 120's minus the bushido. That is a solid template as well. Both templates have very different tactics though.

    The main idea to begin with is critical hits. at GM level (100), you get a 13% chance to land a critical hit. at legendary level, this increases to 20% critical chance.

    The next reason is lightning strike. Basically gives you free HCI (read the SAM FAQ).

    Next reason is confidence. A nice and quick little burst spell that replenishes some of your life back (works while you're poisoned too). a.k.a. Another form of healing.

    Last but not least, the idea of perfection (read the Samurai 侍 FAQ)! :)

    Perfection is the icing on the cake. Any ABC archer who is not using it is well...I won't comment. But, you aren't utilizing your full potential. In a weird sense you could say..gives you another free healing method. Additionally, with the right setup and equipment...I don't even have to touch a healing macro or use confidence or anything else for that matter. Perfection basically does the job for me AFTER killing the mob AND...AFTER having used your honor virtue.

    Any other questions feel free to ask or to clarify anything. I'll break down any quick and dirty concepts.
     
  3. Anderuin

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    Cool thanks for the help. I read that FAQ but I was still really confused because far as I know I thought Bows couldn't parry. So I figured half the Sammy spells were useless for me. I've been giving it some thought though and I think I'm going to turn this char into a fisherman. But I do plan to make ABC Archer. I could easily make another char one, as I have one more char that is a parry pally with swords. Thanks for your help....!
     
  4. Diomedes Artega

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    No problem. Well it IS confusing from a logic standpoint when a Samurai 侍 in other games is basically a melee-based character and not a range shooting one. That said, they do have ranged-builds, but their primary way of DD'ing is not ranged shooting. It is melee...hence the confusion.

    Perfection all by itself is a pretty important concept for an ABC archer to use...yet few use it. Go figure.
     
  5. Beer_Cayse

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    and remember, Samurai IRL were not only good melee, but very proficient with bows as well.
     
  6. Diomedes Artega

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    Well yeah...it was a point I kind of touched in. In FFXI for example, with an end-game Samurai 侍, you can basically make a ranged-build setup and then just spam ranged-attack weapon skills. A LOT...of fun I have to say! Not to mention, setting up your own weapon skill combinations.
     
  7. Mythic

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    Is Meditation In your template?
     
  8. Most of my bows have high mana leech on them, so there is never any need for med... better off using those points to maximize the other skills. Also look for good armor with mana regen, LMC on it. I never run out of mana on my archer.