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In search of marties...

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Obsidian, May 11, 2009.

  1. Obsidian

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    My sig has the current skills for my necro-mage. He carries a mage weapon that I counter the effects of with +magery on my jewelry. I'm trying to find a good UOML named monster for him to battle in an effort to collect gold and minor artifacts (such as Totem of the Void, Soul Seeker, etc). His biggest problem is that he doesn't have a "tank" element to stand toe-to-toe with hard hitting monsters. I'm looking for something where he can be effective from a distance or where EVs (or other summons) will hold off the named beast so I can wail on them with spells.

    What named monsters do you recommend for this sort of character and what tactics should he employ?

    Thanks!

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  2. Arch Magus

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    well...I don't know if there is such an ideal place to collect ML arties for a necro mage.
    Have you tried that black alligator in Melisande's area?
    That's a relatively safe place if you drag all the crap away. Just drop some ev's and ebolt it to death. Thrasher, that's his name.

    I would just hunt for the gold to but these items, it's the most reliable way.
     
  3. GFY

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    I pretty much use my mage for just about everything. But hunting named monsters can be a bee itch. Since Swoops was buffed I would try Maisma, also don't paragons give marties as well?

    Have you ever considered building a tank type character?

    I do play a tamer and an archer for solo adventuring.
     
  4. Arch Magus

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    Paragons only give Ilshenar arties (shield of invuln, burglar's bandana, etc).
     
  5. Farsight

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    The monsters you should be bashing as a necro-mage are the same ones the warriors or tamers are bashing, namely Miasma and Thrasher.

    Reasoning:
    They're both in easily accessible places.
    They both die easily to a couple of summons and supporting spells (reptile slayer for Thrasher and arachnid slayer for Miasma. Careful with direct damage spells against Miasma, she'll retarget to you)

    The down side is that there are usually people hunting both those spawns, especially in prime time. But that can be an up side too with Miasma, since twice as many kills (if you work together, but that means less fame and no honor gains) means twice as many chances at earning a martie.

    If you're really adventurous and have some honor saved up, you can also hunt Ladies Lilith and Sabrix in the Twisted Weald. Energy vortexes are great at killing them. But they both spawn at the same time, so you'd have to spend a lot of time invisible.
     
  6. Arch Magus

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    I second this spot. It's one of my faves for a stealth mage.
    Super risky, but well worth it.
     
  7. Obsidian

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    Thanks all for the replies. I wil check out these locations and give them a try. Seems like Rend is always waiting for me near the entrance of Labrinyth, but I'll bring a friend the first time for each and give them a go. Someone else recommended Gnaw to me, but I think getting there in the Weald will get me killed with my negative karma.

    For Miasma, what summons work best? EVs or something else? Same question for Thrasher?

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    In both cases, energy vortex.

    Miasma's energy resist is slightly less than her physical resist, so EV wins.
    Thrasher has no energy resist.

    Animate dead should also be worth casting on Thrasher (but on Miasma gives you only "Mound of Maggots" which are quite worthless).
     
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    Ok, I will try Thrasher first, Miasma second. That's the technique I use with White Wyrms. The skeletal dragons certainly help the process.

    Besides animate dead, are there any particular necro spells that prove useful? Strangle? Seems to me Corpse skin is off little value with the EVs hitting with energy damage.

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