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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Black Majick, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Black Majick

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    Jun 14, 2004
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    redoing my old pure blacksmith and making him into a mining warrior. I am curious though as to what I should set skills. I am going to have GM Mining and prolly 70-80 tinker on him. Now. I am thinking of doing Wep skill, anat, tactics, healing. Perhaps chiv and then tossing rest into focus?? This be enough to knock out a val ele if it pops up??? I will have all 70's nice warrior suit. HCI/DCI, the works. Any ideas???
  2. Doubleplay

    Doubleplay Lore Keeper
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    Mar 3, 2007
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    Using the template below with an elemental kryss and a 13 HCI shield in hand while mining, I almost never have to quit mining while fighting all the elementals. Sometimes I will have 3 agapite elementals at my feet when the vein runs out lol.
    With copper and valorite elementals, sometimes I have to stop to heal.

    My suit is mediocre...65,57,68,39,59.
    Smith 116.3
    Mining GM
    Anat GM
    Fencing GM
    Tinkering GM
    Healing 90
    Armslore 80
    Focus 33.7

    I am presently raising armslore to 90 and Smith to 120 with the focus pts.
  3. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    Here's what I have: It can handle anything short of a Copper paragon or a Valorite Paragon without breaking a sweat, but can do those with a little manuever room and a good supply of bandages.

    120 Weapon skill (Macing, but see equipment)
    120 Blacksmith
    102 Tactics
    100 Anatomy
    90 Healing
    100 Mining
    100 Parry
    74 Chivalry

    Yes, that's 806 skill points.

    My suit is medable, all 65 or higher resists, and consists of
    Ancient Samurai Do (source of +10 of my parry)
    Arms of tactical Excellence (source of +12 tactics)
    Reading glasses of the trades
    Human-wearable Fey Leggings from a Peerless (DCI 20% is very nice, and leaves room for other stuff on jewelry)
    Runic-made Gorget
    Dupre's shield (another +5 parry and HP/HP regen)
    Totem of the Void talisman.
    Weapon is an Elemental Slayer Blackthorne's Kryss (though you could probably make a good comparable weapon with a bronze hammer, now)
    The rest of my skill points come from a jewelry set with Parry, Chivalry and Anatomy bonuses totalling 59 points.

    Most of the equipment is fairly common, and could easily have other stuff substituted for them. And, jewelry like what I use is dirt cheap, or often even ignored by others.

    As long as your suit is medable, you probably don't need focus. If you are going to dig with garg picks, you don't need tinker - just take 8 garg picks, a single prospector tool, and 1-2 sturdy tools with you, and you will run out of space for even INGOTS before the tools run out in Trammel ruleset facets.

    I'd recommend (if going without smithing or +skill equipment), at 720 points
    Weapon 120
    Mining 100
    Anatomy 100
    Tactics 100
    Healing 110
    Parry 110
    Chivalry 80

    With Smithing,
    Weapon 120
    Blacksmith 120
    Mining 100
    Anatomy 100
    Healing 90
    Parry 100
    Chiv 70
    Tactics: Whatever real skill points you can squeeze in from using jewelry on other skills (or just lowering them). You will have 20 points to start with on a 4-year account. You really don't need the ability to do special moves on the elementals, as in some cases (copper and valorite), that will just hurt you some more (consider their ability a form of non-magical Blood Oath effect). However, if you can squeeze in 70 real skill, armor ignores and other attacks can make the others drop quicker.

    Alternatively, Use archery for the weapon skill, replace parry with tactics, and put the remaining 0-20 points into healing and/or chiv.

    And, have Arms Lore soulstoned, and swap it out with a skill that has 100+ real skill points when needed for crafting.
  4. I use 110 mage and a mage weapon bow on my miner. You want to keep your distance from val ele. Am not sure if I have tried a val yet. I do hunt all but val and copper tho. The lag the last few weeks makes ele hunting scary.