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[Blacksmithing] Dragon Scale Armor and Runics

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Keno, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Keno

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    What seems to be the best combination of ingot and scale type (color) to make Dragon Armor?
    Does using a runic make Dragon Scale armor a viable product or is it just a waste of resources?

    (Character has 120 Blacksmithing/Tailoring and 100 Arms Lore, if that makes a difference)
     
  2. Basara

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    Dragon scale hasn't required using ingots on the legal shards, since before AoS.

    Personally, I thnk it's currently a waste of resources, though you can get a neat looking suit from doing it.
     
  3. Keno

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    I've only made one set and that was just after getting the skill to be able to so I could see what they looked like. Could have sworn I needed ingots though. Never been to any other areas so don't know what they use/don't use there. If runics don't give any real plus to that armor then it is a waste of resources - but then again, I have a crap load of scales just sitting there and nothing to do with them right now.
    Thanks for the information
     
  4. donate them to the libary in brit!
     
  5. Dragon Barding requires ingots. Perhaps you're thinking of that?
     
  6. Basara

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    Yeah, what Thiefy said....

    There is a person on the second floor of the Britain library that takes scales, at 20 points per scale. That means 27,500 scales for a talisman, 44,000 for the Anthromorphist Glasses.

    If you have a tailor, you'll probably be killing a lot of things for leather as well, it is fairly easy to get points there. I've got 600k points from scales and shepherd's crooks at that NPC (if you're gonna be wasting the wood to train a carpenter, you might as well get collection points from them, rather than tossing or breaking gnarled staves which are the same difficulty & wood use).
     
  7. Fink

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    Runic Scale is basically similar to Runic Plate, you're starting without the meditation advantage of samurai armour (or leather for tailors). The major difference is scale is inherently very weak in one resist, while very strong in another, depending on the scale type.

    In fact a full set of runic scale would probably be wildly overcapped in its primary resist as you can get some pretty high numbers. With a mix of scale types and a decent gorget, you could probably make a fairly respectable suit, but it's generally easier to start with another medium. The only ironclad (excuse the pun) reason to go with scale is aesthetics.

    I knocked out several black scale tunics today that had 26-28 Physical resist, which I suppose would be useful for rounding out a suit that's elementally biased. I was putting together decorative suit for a roleplayed character and the only property I wanted was mage armour, although I did get some nice non-med pieces out of the hammer.

    Good luck & I hope this info helps.
     
  8. brundlefly

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    The helm looks very cool. I wasted a few strikes with a gold runic hammer but didnt get anything worth keeping. And ya cant smelt it :(. Now I got a bag of them I try to mix with armor because I cant seem to part with them :) .>
     
  9. Fink

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    The helm is great.. I also like the tunic even though it's a little short without the matching leggings.
     
  10. Drawde2

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    If you plan on making a good (or even just decent) set of dragon scale armor, make sure to use the best ASH you can if you're trying for exceptional, especially on the legs and chest pieces. In fact, I believe it's the only way to get an exceptional tunic in the first place.

    I think you have to use the runic first, then equip the ASH before finishing with the crafting menu. Been a long time since I played around with it on TC though.
     
  11. The Scandinavian

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    Well,

    I have made an all 70 resist dragon set and it look really good.



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    The Scandinavian