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[Mining] Elf to Gargoyle, anyone tried it?

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Bullseye_of_Atl, May 18, 2010.

  1. Here's why I am considering......My one mule is Elf, he has 120 smith, 100 mining, 120 imbuing,110 mysticism(80 wo rings)< for inscription, inscription, armslore currently stoned....

    Seeing how the RNG is out of wack, I was thinking on converting my elf into a winged mule...for the benefits of imbuing, do you think this will mess up my mining or smithing at all?
  2. Percivalgoh

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    May 7, 2010
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    I heard that sometimes there is a bug when you go from elf to gargoyle where you can't fly. Here is a link to the discussion about that. Just a heads up incase you run into that.
  3. aoLOLita

    aoLOLita Sage
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    Jun 4, 2008
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    No elf change yet, but I did use the token to change my Human tinker/miner-smith/imbuer to a Garg just so I could get that small percentage bonus, anything helps when you are using Relic Frags to imbue.

    The two things you will miss:

    No miner gloves, so you lose a bit when smelting high-end ores; however, you can prob offset this by using the reward pick?

    Secondly, I miss logging off and on while riding a blue beetle loadied with all my stuff - the imbue ingreds are quite heavy!
  4. Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb Of Saintly Patience
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    May 24, 2008
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    Jacob's Pickaxe does not work like mining gloves. It will not raise your skill above 100, so the best you can smelt at is GM skill.

    Stayin Alive,

  5. Guido_LS

    Guido_LS Seasoned Veteran
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    Apr 17, 2003
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    That RNG being out of whack doesn't just apply to the *benefits* of being an elf - it also applies to imbuing. The minuscule increase for a successful combine comes nowhere close to outweighing the things lost from either being an elf or a human.

    The one, and only way, it is an advantage to being a gargoyle, is that you have a better innate chance at unraveling relic fragments (ie; the item intensity requirement is lower).

    And you'll need to weigh that against the (currently broken) boost to resource gathering, ability to actually ride a mount (and log out without stabling), and, in the case of your elf, night sight.
  6. The 2 drawbacks thus far, can't ride fire beetle, no big deal there, but, can't wear blacksmith gloves of mining.