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Imbuing: 100%LRC + all 70's

Discussion in 'UO Stygian Abyss' started by Silverbird, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Silverbird

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    For those of you, that havent been in the beta, but are still interested, how things are handled.

    I settled myself to a mediocre task: building up an armour suit with 100% lrc and all 70's resist. I simply used an elf with 120 imbuing and the forge, which gave me 1% bonus. (I didnt expected to come into regions, where imbue chances getting really low.)

    For the records: I used up
    - 10 cloth (straw hat)
    - 33 (leather) (chest, legs, sleeves, gorget and gloves of plain leather armour)
    - 24 relics (6-times lrc of 16/17%)
    - 48 amber (for lrc)
    - 56 enchanted essence
    - 30 diamonds
    - 16 rubies
    - 21 sapphires
    - 26 amethysts
    - 23 emeralds

    I started with one exceptional leather armour set with a cloth hat. I had no problems with the lrc (4-times 17% and 2-times 16%) to reach 100 lrc. But when I started with the resistances, i realized that it is a more fuzzy task, than I thought. After equipping the starting set, i was able to write down the resitances of that suit. (You can read them from the characters actual statistics.) With little calculations I 've split the missing resits onto imbuing slots with avoiding to exceed 80% intensity per resist. (That would have caused the need to use rare ingredients.) I came up with 11 precalculated resist slots. Unfortunately I had to change that, course resist from exceptional/armslore counts into the imbued resists.
    Example:
    Plain leather armour has 2 physical resit. I can imbue for max 15%. That way the highes reachable value for resist would be 17%. If I start with 5% from beeing exceptional + armslore (that bonus gets randomly distributed) I still can imbue a max of 17% and loosing my exept bonus. So I ended up imbuing max on try and fail or succeed. Lowest diffculty chance that i 've met was around 42% and I only failed once on an attempt.
    RNG usually hits harder on a produ shard, so the used up resources there will be little higher.

    If anyone wants to build up such a suit on a produ shard my suggestions would be:
    - use spined runics and try to get the needed lrc out of the runic
    - try to start with armour pieces, that have high resits of one kind (to keep more of those resists from exceptional bonus)

    Originaly I wanted to start with 5 armourpieces/a hat and a pendant of the magi. Only searching through the heartwood recipes seemed to be too mch work for me but it could be a possible replacement.
     
  2. Alezi

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    And a suit like that is pretty much worthless for anything else except bank sitting. No MR, LMC, HPI etc.
     
  3. Silverbird

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    Not everyone plays with high end equipment. I guess you cant imagine what ppl are doing with worse armour sets ....

    I could have build a quick, dirty and expensive set (probably faster ...) by throwing in some artifacts:
    - pendant of the magi
    - scrappers compendium
    - totem of the void
    - ornament of the magician
    - hat of the magi or kasa of the raj in
    Together with imbued chest, sleeves, hands, legs and a modified ecru citrine ring that would probably fit better for your desires. But there are things inside that not everybody (me for example *g*) can get ahold off on a produ shard.
     
  4. Tina Small

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    I would definitely use suits with all 70 resists and 100% LRC on my crafters and miner/LJ characters. The ability to put them in a suit that actually has a unified look and a not-ugly hat plus 100% LRC and great resists would be a luxury. And because they don't usually do much in the way of hunting, the suits would probably last them forever.

    I have crafter characters and miner/LJ characters spread out on a number of shards and they all wear a hodge podge of LRC pieces picked up as loot or purchased very cheaply (e.g., a full LRC suit of looted pieces for 60k). They are so mismatched sometimes I'm embarrassed to admit they're mine!
     
  5. Silverbird

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    Btw ... for mining characters ... you can imbue mining gloves. :)
     
  6. Tina Small

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    Ah! Nice to know. Would love to add "mage armor" to some of those and maybe some LRC.
     
  7. Storm

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    good to know its about time ;-)
     
  8. Hebus

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    That's really nice. I smell a new market for +5 mining gloves with 15LRC and mage armor.

    No more taking off the gloves because getting low on mana while fighting ore elementals :thumbsup:
     
  9. EnigmaMaitreya

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    *Shrug*

    I don't know my tamer on both accounts run low to mid 40% resist and 100LRC and gee they both play with Greater Dragons etc and do pretty darn good, well at least in my opinion :)