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Detect Hidden vs. Tracking

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by DreadLord Lestat, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. DreadLord Lestat

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    I am looking at using this template on Siege:

    120 Stealing
    100 Snooping
    100 Hiding
    75 Stealth
    120 Ninjitsu
    106 Magery

    and either 99 Tracking or 99 Detect Hidden

    Which one would be more beneficial?
     
  2. Viper09

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    I'd say detect hidden. You will still be able to use tracking, though not as perfectly but still enough. But detect hidden imo is more useful as instead of knowing where people are you can actually reveal them thus allowing you to rob them.
    Also that much detect should give you an aura of auto-detect giving stealthers difficulty to move around you. But I'd bump it up to 100, maybe drop magery to 105.
     
  3. Omnius

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    this is accurate. I've found that detect is a great skill to have on hand for a thief on siege. Number one problem for thieves on siege is that 90% of marks have hiding/stealth. Detect makes that far less an issue than tracking does.
     
  4. Raptor85

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    detect, as detect also gives a bonus to tracking but it doesnt work the other way around (with 99 detect your tracking also works as if it were aroudn 50....but..you need to be either human or have at least 1 "real" tracking for it to be effective, not sure why but it's not the only skill like that)
     
  5. DreadLord Lestat

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    Thanks for the replies! That is what I needed to know.
     
  6. The_Dude_

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    curious i don't have 99 spare points but i can probably squeeze 85 is detect still viable at 85?
     
  7. Viper09

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    I can't say for sure as I always went for 100 but I would imagine that 85 should still work, maybe not as well as 99-100 but it should still do some good.
     
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    you can track (also occasionally detect) 100 hiding 120 stealth with just JOAT detect (effectively 20 skill), it ramps pretty regularly your tracking/detect chance as the skill goes up, so the higher your skill in it the less attempts to succeed, so yeah, as long as you're past what joat would give you anyways (20/20) any points you have in it are "worth it", the more points you put into it though the less often you'll fail (which is nice as it has a long timer)
     
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    I cant seem to find any info on best ways to work detect hidden? Can anyone offer up advice.
     
  10. Viper09

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    Trapped boxes are what I used. Boxes in towns at first followed by chests in dungeons.
     
  11. PuckOfPacific

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    Vesper mint is where i worked up my detect hidden. use skill, wait for target, last target. on the space bar. over and over and over........wahoo!