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good AE template?

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Gunn1997, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Gunn1997

    Gunn1997 Guest

    so i just came back after 5 years gone, im converting my old dexxer into a sampire for 1v1 tough mobs, i figure im gonna convert my old archer/mage into an AE type char for swarms like champ spawns.

    so whats the ideal template for focusing on AE damage?

    any other information/advice on the subject is also appreciated
     
  2. Taylor

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    Well, necro/mage running wraith form + wither/earthquake is a good option. A necro/mage/weaver with wraith + essence of wind is also good, but you may not have room for resist on the template.

    A sampy with a whirlwind weapon and AOE mod is very nice.

    Ohh, and a necro/swords with AOE whirlwind and wither. Very fun.
     
  3. Gunn1997

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    k so im figuring..

    120 magery
    105 necro
    100 eval
    100 med
    100 focus
    100 spiritspeak
    75 resist

    that seem right?
     
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    Depends on what budget you're on. To increase your damage output, I'd recommend something closer to this:

    120 mage (115 is OK, unless you want to use a mage weapon)
    120 med
    120 eval
    120 necro (105 is fine, if you want to put 15 points into focus, just for fun)
    120 spirit speak
    120 resist (can be stoned off for spellweaving in peerless encounters)

    This template will increase both your damage output and your resistance to casters.
     
  5. guum

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    Depends on what you're fighting. Against massive numbers of aggressive, low-damage melee mobs (not counting slimes, which are very annoying for melee), whirlwinding sampires are ridiculously good AoErs. Witherers are good for aggressive mobs that you can out-maneuver. Spellweavers (Essence of Wind) are outstanding for spread-out mobs and non-aggressives -- the range of essence of wind with a level 6 focus is literally the entire screen plus a couple of tiles in every direction. It's lower damage than wither though and a slow casting time. You can combine weaving & necro for a good package.

    Final alternative: mysticism. Hail storm is slower cast than wither but faster cast than Essence of Wind, and higher damage than either. It's not quite as high-damage as a sampire with whirlwind, but for a caster I think it might be the new way to go AoE-wise.

    For the lazy (like me), taming makes AoEing easy -- just invis and let all the mobs crowd around your GD, then cut loose with whatever spell you're using. Granted, taming AoE templates are *very* tight.