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Is this Halberd any good?

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Old Man of UO, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Miasma dropped this halberd for me last night and I was just going to leave it on the corpse, but thought maybe it is actually usable for the right mage. I don't PvP and so don't understand what mods are needed other than hit spell. If I read the mods correctly, there are 4 mods on this one (or is it 5?) which means I could add one more property with imbuing when it comes out. Should I toss/ keep/ sell this one?

    Halberd
    Spell Channeling
    Mage Weapon -25
    FC -1
    Swing Speed Increase 30%
    Damage Increase 18%
    Fire damage 40%
    Poison damage 60%
     
  2. That's pretty much junk. Other than the SSI, it's not worth saving, and that only for "unraveling".
     
  3. Well, I have enough junk to unravel as it is...
    *tosses halberd into the recycling bin*
     
  4. Diomedes Artega

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    You could say there are 4 main properties...I never count negative spell channeling even though it really is...it's just it is an annoying property so meh, you have 4 real properties.

    Aside from that, not really enough damage increase on the weapon. Not to mention, halberds are just plain silly.

    I mean it has a secondary move of concussion but plenty of other weapons that can do that more efficiently. Mace is main weapon of choice for primarys. Secondary you have nice weapons with battle axe and long sword. All of those weapons are much faster than a halberd.

    Halberd is kind of the big pun of UO since...it is REALLY...such a slow weapon.
     
  5. GFY

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    Halbys were all the rage back in the pre- AOS days. Mages would carry them and hit you with and explosion flame strike combo and if they got a hit with a Vanquishing halberd, you were pretty much dead unless you had ubber armor. (*sigh* the good old days!)

    Now halberds are just too slow. Most players can heal between halberd swings making them all but useless.
     
  6. Dmaninuo

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    Ahhhhh, dont forget DP'n them as well. FIrst time I was pk'd was north of Minoc trying to mine. DP'd halberd, ran & did a dirtnap before I knew what was going on.
     
  7. GFY

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    LOL I did a lot of mining in the caves north of Minoc. Well.. a lot of mining and running from PKs! (This was pre-Trammel for you younguns!) Don't forget that with the lumberjack bonus you could bring the strongest player down below half life with 1 swing!

    Magery
    Eval
    Resist
    Lumberjack
    Swords
    Meditation
    Mining

    Gm was the limit because this was the pre-champspawn era.
     
  8. hen

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    Halberds never had the lumberjacking bonus.
     
  9. gjohnson5

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    ANd LOL @ the posts above this one. Hally's aren't axes and don't get lumberjack bonuses

    IMHO a hally w/30% swing speed increase should be fairly good. Also since the damage is all fire and poison , you'll get some usefulness out of that. Many monsters like succumbus and changlings have weak elemental resists and high physical resist. With this , no chivalry needed.
     
  10. Diomedes Artega

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    Not a personal attack, but reading every post to see whether every post above this one said "axe" would be important to do before one generalizes about whether every single person said axe or said lumberjack bonus...which in my case I did not discuss about either.

    For the benefit of a doubt though, yes a halberd is not an "axe." It is a two-handed pole weapon, falling into the same class as a pike. Except that a halberd has...an axe head.
     
  11. gjohnson5

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    What??
    Work on sentence structure....
    Anyway , Why not reread your own posts. If you didn't say halberd's get lumberjacking bonuses ,then maybe you weren't the subject of my post :-(

    This is a ompletely moot point. The game has not defined hally's as axes
     
  12. Really?

    It's not a good idea to critique someone's sentence structure when your own post contains spelling errors. Just a tip for future reference. Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house and all that rot.


    No one ever said they did. Maybe you should go back and reread the conversation.


    We try not to troll in this forum, so please refrain from doing so.
     
  13. gjohnson5

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    :rolleyes:




    Looks like e have a reading comprehension issue here.
    reread the post I quoted


    Then what do you call this post???
     
  14. This says nothing about halberds being axes. It merely references one person's experience utilizing the lumberjack bonus back in the day as more of a side note than anything to do with the OP's subject.

    Informative. :scholar:
     
  15. gjohnson5

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    Yep work on the reading as well as semantics. That discussion was clearly about DP's hally getting a lumberjack bonus....

    LOL @ you call your trolling informative when you clearly misunderstood the discussion.

    :loser:
     
  16. Actually, that particular part of the conversation was about getting PK'd near Minoc, and was, as I said, something that had nothing to do with the OP.


    LOL @ you continuing to misunderstand the discussion even after what you didn't get the first time was pointed out to you. GFY knows very well that halberds aren't affected by the lumberjack bonus, and only brought that up in reference to an experience he had while mining near Minoc. Getting PK'd near Minoc was brought up by another poster and GFY went off on a tangent about it.

    Like I said, you need to reread what was said, because you obviously still don't get it. Either way, this has nothing to do with the OP, and is just feeding the troll, so I'm done with it. We don't troll in this forum, and would appreciate you keeping with the standard.
     
  17. gjohnson5

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    Not only do you have reading comprehension problems, but it appears to be mixed with a character flaw as well. You clearly read what you want to read and this is probably due to you thinking your better then others on these forums. LOL @ your attitude and your tool-like behavior

    Whatever
     
  18. Diomedes Artega

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    Actually, the title topic of the article was whether the halberd in question was any good or not.

    Since the article in question has already been answered about, then that is all that is needed to be discussed about this topic. The topic was not about lumberjacking or deadly poisoning.