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Does Mage Weapon Property work with Throwing Weapons?

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Obsidian, May 17, 2010.

  1. Obsidian

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    I've been working on a dexxer build for my gargoyle and the suit is not working out quite right. So I've been thinking about other uses for the character. One option is to make the char into some sort of mage. I would want to DCI at 70 to negate HLD. So here is my question:

    Does the Mage Weapon property work for Throwing weapons (boomerang, cyclone, or soul glaive)?

    The ability to put up to 25 DCI on a throwing weapon is very nice and I'd like to utilize that provided I can use my Magery skill to be my weapon skill for defense. Since Mage Weapon property doesn't work for Archery, I don't know if it works for throwing. I couldn't find anything definitive on Stratics, on these boards, or even UOGuide. Thanks!

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  2. Alezi

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    Yes, it works on throwing as well as archery.
     
  3. Gelf

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    as far as i know it works for throwing(they spawn with mage weap on them).have no clue what you meant by it not
    working for archery, have several mage weap bows(unless your confusing it with UBWS).

    also with throwing u take a large defensive penalty for up close combat,so not sure how well this would work out.

    on a side note i remember testing mage weaps several years ago(when soulstones came out), never got the same defense as with my fighter(with equal skill,dci,ect). i believe i averaged in the low 90's for defense,with 120 magery and -0 mage weap(staff of the magi).

    From what i recall someone said you disrupted mobs attacks by hitting them, which is why my fighter got hit less with same defensive skill(always had my doubts about this though).
     
  4. icm420

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    I wasn't aware it didnt work on archery... i have a few balanced spell channelling mage weapon bows i had wanted to test but just never did due to the -1s. As for throwing weapons i would say why wouldnt it? magery=defense no matter the weapon type, i am assuming you are crafting a throwing weapon so try one out a mage weapon isnt too expesnive to make so it shouldn't put you in a hole. I wouldn't put dci on it at first just to see how it works. (why waste the $ if it doesn't work?) You are of course aware only gargoyles may use? I know you can put a shield on with a throwing weapon, but my friend said he noticed a swinging penalty, said he thought he was throwing slower. (in medusa you can only put gorgon lenses on a shield for a gargoyle.. why i'm not sure)
    I would say it should work for a gargoyle...but being throwing seems a little buggy to me it may not. I don't have a thrower but a few in my guild do. I would be curious however, I always wanted a ranged mage weapon that I could chug with, and if you can put 25 dci on it even better.
     
  5. Gelf

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    I use gorgon lenses on my garg's necklace with no problem,is this not working for your garg? what type necklace are you using human or garg? using pendant of the magi on mine.
     
  6. Obsidian

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    Ah! Thank you. I got confused and was thinking UBWS vs Mage Weapon. It is UBWS that doesn't work for archery. Mage Weapon property msut work for archery (though I have never used it). This is good news for me as garg arties with DCI are lacking at the moment.

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  7. [JD]

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