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[Fishing] Fishing template....help needed

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Plant Elemental, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Plant Elemental

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    So I'm finally taking up fishing after 13 years of playing the game. I've got an old Archer that really doesn't get a lot of use, so I figured that Fishing would go good on him. This is what he has so far:

    100 Archery
    100 Tactics
    100 Anatomy
    100 Resist Spells
    100 Healing
    100 Focus
    100 Chivalry

    Questions:
    1) Which skill should I drop to add Fishing?
    2) Should I replace any other skills here for another (maybe stone Chivalry and add Bushido?)
    3) Should I consider bringing any skill up to 120? I do plan on having 120 Fishing.....eventually.
    4) Is it possible with this template or another template to solo a Kraken?

    Thanks in advance for any help given.
     
  2. startle

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    You should have no big problem with Krakens... I'd dump the Focus for Fishing. Their lowest resist is Energy, so look for a bow that can hit for some of that... With EoO you should have no problem at all.
    What shard is this char on? What other chars does the account have? I ask because I do all the nets my fishermen drag up with my bard... He has the Kraken/Serpent spawn for lunch..
     
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  3. Lord Lew

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    Yeah, drop focus for fishing, you will have no problems. Well, that is until you fish up the enforcer, but by then you will need company to help you with that ;)
     
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    There's great fun to be had in this "World of Fishing", right alongside great boredom and serious frustration... But when it comes to Osiredon the Scalis Enforcer, you simply MUST enjoy Adol's video:

     
  5. Plant Elemental

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    Thanks for the help. I've been training fishing all weekend and i'm up 81. Gains are getting really slow now. I have about 4 points in SOTs to use, but I figured I'd wait until I got to 96 skill. It is tempting to use them now though, hehe.
    I've dropped Focus and the template seems to working nicely. Sea Serpents go down in about 4-5 hits.
     
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    Keep the sots till 96, for sure... And find a Snake Slayer, which should take serpents down with 1 hit, 2 at most..
     
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    When you start doing MIBs, the Runed Driftwood Bow does a nice job on serps and water ellies too. With that, and decent armor I rarely if ever have to heal during normal cruising.
     
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    Smacks self on head... Of course, a perfect companion for a fisherman with Archery... I should have thought of that... You should have one of those pretty quick as MIB loot..
     
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    Well, I've been using my Marksman Set (the Swiftflight and the Feathernock). With Consecrate Weapon, I've got the Sea Serpents down to 2-3 quick hits.
    I'll try out the different bows mentioned here and see if I can do better.
     
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    Yep, the Hit Lightning does energy damage - which all three water critters you'll normally encounter are vulnerable to. I'm looking for a Quiver of Lightning for the same reason. But, on the other hand, it's not like serps (either kind) or water ellies are Ogre Lords. They're pretty low/mid grade monsters all things considered. You can over think this.
     
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    Yea, serps are pretty lame for most... Btw, you are using EoO - right?
     
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    No, just the bow.
     
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    But you have Chivalry, why not use Enemy of One and even consecrate weapon for that matter?
     
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    Because by the time I remember, the critter is typically croaked. It only takes about three hits.