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Jacob's Pickaxe.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by aarons6, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. aarons6

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    this thing was a really great reward but the charges are way too low.. it took me 1 minute to use them all up.. now i have to wait to use it again?

    maybe needs 500 charges? that should make it last 20 minutes..
     
  2. Maplestone

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    I don't think it's not meant to be a complete replacement for having a shovel - it's more of an emergency tool to bootstrap yourself up (also, it makes a great tool for treasure hunters).
     
  3. aarons6

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    its useless for miners tho.. takes over an hour to recharge and is good for about 1 minute.
     
  4. Basara

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    Uh, No....

    The best use for it is to HOLD IT for the +10 mining, while smelting ore or recycling stuff, when below 100 real skill.

    After all, you can get 1 level higher than you can mine, with a gargoyles pickaxe, and can dig up Valorite eles from Val-capable spots, even if you are so low in skill as to only get iron from it.

    If you wield the pickaxe, THEN put on your gloves, the two bonuses will stack, which will allow a person with 90 real skill to function at 105 for smelting ore and recycling smith items.

    Using it for mining is really only good for finishing off a vein when your real tools run out, or using it to dig once, before using a prospectors tool, then switching to a GPA or normal shovel after the PT use. That way, you don't waste a GPA use if you are content to elevate only once (and don't risk popping an ele from an unknown spot on the first dig).
     
  5. Lord Gabriel

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    For those that do not know, this item does not act like the ringmail blacksmith gloves of mining. You will not go to 110 skill by equipping this item, or even 115 with the gloves. It only works if you are below 100 skill and it will bring you up to 100 or 105(wearing gloves).
     
  6. Basara

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    One of the interesting things I noticed about it, is while it won't go above 100 Mining by itself (you stick the gloves on after), it will go up past 100 (without gloves) as you gain real skill from smelting (can't gain from digging after 100 modified skill). Not stuck the gloves on after, to see if it still stacks over 105 (and if you cross a server line or log off, it resets to capping at 100).