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Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Strato, May 18, 2009.
You really need to think about an alternative method to healing than dog form if you want to kill high end monsters. The problem is that a single hit from a balron can do a third to a half of your hit points, and multiple hits can come right after each other. No amount of hit point regeneration can counter such damage.
I have a friend who runs with a bracelet of health (+10HPR) and Voice of the Fallen King (+5 HPR) in addition to dog form, and he still needs good cross healing against the big things. Anything smaller, he destroys.
So you really need to add healing/anatomy or bushido or 60 chivalry in order to be effective.
The second thing you should think about is with a fast fencing weapon, you don't need a lot of swing speed in order to be effective. You could easily replace your assassin suit (save it for a mace fighter or swordsman who has slower weapons) with something with more LMC/resist/HPR.
And the third thing you should keep in mind is raising your fencing as high as possible.
Without bushido, parry isn't doing you much good with the spear. Think about adding bushido, dropping parry or getting a shield.
The good things:
With 100 ninja and mirror image, you have a 70% chance of not getting hit at all. Add parry and a shield to that or parry and bushido, and you will only take damage very rarely.
Smoke bombs mean getting out of trouble quickly.
I cant comment too much on your temp, having not much experience in PvM ninjas. However what i will say is that you are above SSI cap.
SSI is capped at 60% with items and weapon.
The only thing i will say about this, out of those 3 the only one that is going to be effective to a dog ninja is healing. No spells can be cast in form...so no chiv or bush while in form.
I have external heals -- I only do runs with a friend, he heals and lets his pet attack at the same time. Healing is no concern of mine.
HPR + Mirror Image should hep you stay alive.
Ninja PvM templates aren't really a 'powerhouse'. About the only good thing ninjitsu does in PvM situations is dog form/mirror image... or possibly frog form for the poison attack if it's a non-magic creature you're fighting.
I'd ditch the assassin suit and work on better resists/mods and if you've got high enough stamina you should be swinging at cap SSI anyways. Just carry a one hander so you can switch weapons and chug a greater agility/strength every so often.
That's a nice spear... but for PvP. If you're gonna be using this guy for PvM, and you're the secondary damage dealer, i'd look for something similar with heavy hitting damage with HLD/HLA and stamina/hit point leech... that way you're lowering it's defense/hci so that the pet takes less damage, and stamina/HP leech to keep you rejuvinated. Mana leech in dog form doesn't really help out all that much since you can't cast spells other than mirror image in animal form anyways.