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how do i make a effective solo sampire in todays uo world

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by cac, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. cac

    cac Guest

    Im looking into making a sampire. To solo stuff. This is what i found so far on the web on sampire but it might be outdated.

    ampire, quite bluntly, means samurai-vampire. The intent is to use the vampire form life leech and the high damage output from a samurai to make a nearly unkillable PvM machine.

    The template:
    The following skills are required:
    120 melee skill
    120 bushido
    120 parry
    100 (or 99) necromancy
    90 tactics (100 suggested)
    60 chivalry

    This leaves 80 (less than 4 years old)-100 (four years old or more) skill points for either anatomy, resisting spells or spirit speak.

    Anatomy is the best all-around skill, since it will increase your damage output, and thus enable you to leech more life back.

    Resisting spells is good for long fights with necromancy-casting opponents. Specifically this is a good skill for use in Doom, where the bosses frequently cast blood oath. A well timed blood oath will kill a no-resist sampire every time.

    Spirit speak gives your other necromancy spells a little bit of added oomph, enabling you to wither through low end spawns, use wraith form instead of vamp form for leeching mana or using curse weapon for emergency life leeches.

    100 strength
    Enough int to cast all of your weapons specials (if you're an elf, you can get away with 10 int, for a human, you need at least 30)
    As much dex as you can get away with up to 125

    The sampire depends on the right items to get away with this template, which can be very pricey or very cheap.
    The bare minimum you'll need for a sampire is:
    45% DCI (70 if you depend on divine fury)
    All 70's resists

    A weapon that swings at the highest possible speed (1.25 seconds)
    High mana leech
    High stamina leech

    Combined armor, talisman and weapon
    100% damage increase

    You can get all of that for a relatively small amount of gold with a little bit of creativity, then build up over time to get the higher end items.

    For example, a new sampire could use an aegis of grace, fey leggings (elf version) and a ring or bracelet with 10% DCI to cover the DCI requirements while adding 20% damage increase to a ring and bracelet as well as wearing the gauntlets of nobility or stormgrip (both are less than 500k gold at the time of this guide) and a 40% damage increase weapon with mana and stamina increase in order to start out.

    Through Miasma or Thrasher hunting, you can earn a lot of gold and earn minor artifacts which you can sell until you can afford better weapons and armor.

    When you feel comfortable with that, you can learn to key the Dread Horn, which is the easiest peerless monster to kill with this template. After a while, you'll earn high end artifacts (the Crimson Cincture specifically, but ML ingredients and dread horn manes sell well too) which you can sell or trade for the highest end armor (mace and shield glasses, jackal's collar, ring of the vile, conjurer's trinket, etc)

    Tactics advice:
    -Honor everything, even mongbats.
    -Use bushido's confidence, heal potions, refresh potions liberally. Use chivalry to cure only when you're done fighting (you auto-cure low level poisons in vampire form, and leech more damage than you take from any high level poisons)
    -If you aren't lightning striking, then you're doing it wrong.
    -If you don't have the mana to lightning strike constantly, then you need more mana leech
    -You can get away with no stamina leech on your weapon only if you have more than 70% DCI and can cast frequent divine furies as well as using refresh potions.
    -Honor everything (it bears repeating) Without honor, it's harder to hit that 300% damage increase cap, and makes things a lot harder for you.

    Is this still a good idea today? If not what should be changed? I was going with swords.

    Also if i make a new char. Most of the skills i have soul stoned what would be good stats to have? HOw to raise them fast?

  2. kRUXCg7

    kRUXCg7 Sage

    Oct 21, 2010
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    You should at least put quote-tags :scholar: around your citation and tell us where you got it from.

  3. kRUXCg7

    kRUXCg7 Sage

    Oct 21, 2010
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  4. aarons6

    aarons6 Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Oct 14, 2007
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    since i made my thrower i havent played my sampire much.

    120 throwing
    120 bushido
    120 tactics
    100 anatomy
    100 necro
    90 healing
    70 chiv