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[Bowcraft/Fletching] Enhancing choice is always tough

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Lorax_Pacific, Jan 7, 2010.

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Should he do it?

  1. Enhance It!

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  2. Don't Chance It!

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  3. I don't Know

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  1. Lorax_Pacific

    Lorax_Pacific Lore Master
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    It is always a tough decision on enhancing items. I still can't decide on this one. My imbuer is only just over 109 so I lost about 15 relics on the +25 HCI. It's exactly 500 weight and ash adds the lower requirements...probably break it.

    If I had the resources on the test center I could duplicate it and determine the chance. Alas, the resources aren't provided and I would have to farm for them.

    -Lorax
     
  2. Basara

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    Ash, heck - I was just picturing in my mind what Yew would do for it. Probably be even more likely to break, though. I still don't understand the fascination for adding 10 SSI to raise to 40, when the bonus is based on breakpoints of 30 & 60, and I can only think of +15 SSI bonus that comes from non-weapon bonuses (5 from jewelry, 10 from a headgear piece)
     
  3. Lorax_Pacific

    Lorax_Pacific Lore Master
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    I have always referenced this link for determining damage and firing rate. Is that really outdated like you are saying? The difference for Lorax would be 0.25 seconds between 30% and 40%.

    -Lorax
     
  4. [JD]

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    is .25% worth 15 relics?
     
  5. Wiseguy

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    Isn't HCI capped at 15? How did you get 25?
     
  6. To enhance or not depends on what you want to do with it.
     
  7. Basara

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    Wiseguy - bows have different HCI & DCI caps from Runic make, that may apply to imbuing.

    As for the Speed question, I've heard differing things concerning it. The question is whether partial stamina over multiples of 30 add to partial SSI over multiples of 30.

    One way, 80 stamina and 40 SSI would be the same as 90 Stamina and 30 SSI
    The other way would have it to where 80 stamina is the same as 60, and 40 is the same as 30, with the extras being lost.

    Dev Explanations of how it works don't really clarify (in fact, confuse the issue), but the maker of that sheet assumed the former.
    I've never had the opportunity to test which is correct, as I'm playing with a lag time usually approximating 100 ms, so it's hard to tell for me what's going on, anyway, with 250 ms splits. I tend to run with 125 Dex and bows enhanced to 30% SSI as it is (never managed to score a heartwood runic, and won't buy one).
     
  8. Stupid Miner

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    Bows and weapons in general are a lot easier to enhance, especially when you're not enhancing luck.

    Chance to enhance only calculates difficulty on Luck, Resist, and maybe another Armor property.
     
  9. Sir Morder

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    Would be nice to have balance on it. But still a good bow. I would enhance it but i'm crazy like that.
     
  10. Lorax_Pacific

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    I will put balance on my other bows. That heavy is for dismount, but I have tested it out a bit getting boura pelts to get some armour maxed and it drops those big baddies quick.

    I haven't pvp'ed since they nerfed poison archers to require tactics and pissed me off where I subsequently quit only to get bods in the interim until I calmed down and dropped poison. I need to figure out my bow setup now since my collection is full of random property bows.

    Check this poison archer bow I used to use.



    -Lorax