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[Bowcraft/Fletching] Is it enhanced?

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Caelas, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Caelas

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    I found a really cheap (but good!) bow on a vendor today.

    Stats are:

    Mana Leech 38
    Lower Defence 30
    Life Leech 28
    Damage Increase 32
    Fire 30
    Cold 40
    Energy 30

    My questions is...how can you tell if it has been enchanced or not? I'f love to get some HCI or SSI added to it if possible...just don't want to look like a huge idiot on my shard LOL
     
  2. Basara

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    Odds are, it isn't. Most (but not all) of the time, the wood type tag would be added to it, on enhancing. You can tell what hasn't been done by those stats.

    Oak would have given luck
    Ash would have given SSI and requirement reductions
    Yew would have given 5 HCI as well as DI
    Bloodwood would have given HP regen, and its life leech isn't stackable.

    That pretty much leaves heartwood or frostwood as possibilities, if there was a missing material tag. I don't see anyone wasting frostwood on it (would have been better to enhance for 5% HCI & 10 DI, instead of cold damage and 12 DI), and heartwood is too random for most bowcrafters to even consider using.

    So, you should be fairly safe in assuming it is unenhanced.
     
  3. Caelas

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    If enhanced using a runic...let's say Ash...what would happen then? Enhancing with Yew.
     
  4. Setnaffa

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    If you enhanced it with a Runic, your results would be exactly the same as if you enhanced it with a regular fletching kit. Runics don't add anything when you enhance something. They only add properties when you craft something with them.
     
  5. Caelas

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    Ah, okay, thanks.
     
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    Basara's sure correct. If a bow is colored from the damage, which this one is and is probably blue because of the cold damage at 40, then they never ever show the wood type even when they're enhanced. But again as Basara says, it has none of the properties so most likely it's not enhanced. Of course, you can try, if it's already enhanced, it'll tell ya.
     
  7. Caelas

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    Oddly enough...the bow is colored, but not blue. It is purple.
    And it was already enhanced...freaking wierd.
    If only it had Dragon Slayer, then it would be awesome. :(
     
  8. Basara

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    I think I know what happened.

    Someone enhanced it with frostwood for the 12% DI (silly - 99 of 100 times you'll get the exact same damage spread with 10% & 12%), and to make it 0% physical damage (IMO mixing damages is a really silly idea - you should only enhance ANY weapon for a damage type modifier if it will increase an EXISTING type, not add one) - they'd have been better served enhancing it with yew, and using consecrate weapon.

    Sometimes with tinker, carpentry & bow weapons, the bow doesn't switch colors the way they are supposed to. It was probably 30% fire, 30% energy, and 10% or 20% cold (rest in physical), and they enhanced with frostwood, but the color dodn't change from purple. I've had a few items go to 0% physical before, enhancing with a tinker, that stayed the same color as before the enhance, or took the metal color.