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Imbuing and Crafter skills = Bonus?

Discussion in 'UO Stygian Abyss' started by Yalp, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Yalp

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    I know there was some discussion (sorry not exactly sure) on whether to make crafters (ie Legendary Smithy) have a slightly higher success rate or enhance rate when they imbue. (over of course plain imbuers= artificers)

    Has this been decided?

    I know there's a +1 percent chance for every +10 skill in Imbuing over 100
    I know there's an inherent bonus for Garg race over the others.
    I know there's a slight bonus when you use the City Soul forge
    I know there's the highest bonus when you use the Queen's soul forge.

    But does my Legendary Smith have to be my Artificer for the best possible imbued items, or can I put imbuing on a non-crafting mule?
     
  2. Maplestone

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    Are you asking about enhancing or imbuing? (you seem to be mixing up information about both systems)
     
  3. Yalp

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    imbuing skills
     
  4. Maplestone

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    The bonus for high imbuing you mention above is really for enhancing (Imbuing skill affects your chances all the way along)

    gargoyles and special forges are a percentage of your computed chance of success (so it makes a big difference when you already have a high chance of success, very little difference when the chance of success is already close to 0)

    Unless there were changes after the open beta, crafting skills do not make a difference. The chance of success is shown on the imbuing menu, so it should be fairly easy for us to explore what modifiers exist once the expansion goes live.
     
  5. Yalp

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    yeah thats the part I am wondering about. I'm debating as to which toon to dump and restart with 50 imbuing skills. So I was hoping for a definitive answer on whether our Smithy, Tailor, Carp, Fletch or Tinker skills would make any difference on an Artificer.

    Thx for the reply
     
  6. Maplestone

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    Well, if all goes according to plan, we can find out tomorrow ... we can wait that long can't we?
     
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    It IS n ow tomorrow, ... here! And still waiting. Grrrrr
     
  8. hawkeye_pike

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    To my knowledge, Imbuing will receive no bonus from any other skill whatsoever. The only thing that improves Imbuing success chance is, when your character is a Gargoyle.

    So, you can put Imbuing on any mule, no matter what skills he has.

    I doubt that Imbuing can be selected as starting skill. Just like Necromancy or Spellweaving, you may have to learn it from 0.
     
  9. Yen Sid

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    Since when can't you select Necromancy as a starting skill? I can on my account. In fact, I started one less than a month ago and chose Necromany, Spirit Speak, and Swordsmanship as starting skills. :thumbsup:

    But I agree, I don't think Imbuing will be able to be chosen as a starting skill. But you should be able to learn it from someone up to 40 but I am not sure; I didn't do any beta testing for the new content.