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Little advice for a returning player

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Dai Shan, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Dai Shan

    Dai Shan Visitor

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    Hello,

    I am a returning player to Europa shard. I quit playing around 12/2001, so it's been a while ;)
    I have an old mage(/tamer) that 'd like to play again. I'm a casual player and propably will just PvM.

    My skills and stats are:

    STR 101
    DEX 25
    INT 104

    Magery 100
    Eval 100
    Meditation 100
    Wrestling 99
    Resisting 83
    Hiding 51

    Animal taming 81
    Animal lore 86

    A bit of an mix-and-max that worked at least back in 2000. I'm thinking of maybe dropping taming completely, there was no Vet back in the days either. Hiding isn't necessary either. So my questions are:

    1. Do I need wrestling still?
    2. What skills would compliment a nice PvM build for a mage? I know there are tons of templates for a mage, but still...
    3. Gearwise I need to check quite a bit, since I'm 2000 style dressed in clothes ;)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Drowy

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    Well, training taming is pretty hard, so I wouldnt drop it. Maybe start another character without taming. Common tamer builds are Taming/Lore/Vet/Magery/Disco/Music/Medi or Taming/Lore/Vet/Magery/Eval/Medi/Spellweaving. Skill heights depend on suit, how much skillpoints you got there already.
    Common Mage templates are Magery/Eval/Medi/Resist/Mysticism/Focus or Magery/Eval/Medi/Resi/Necro/Spirit Speak or Magery/Eval/Focus/Resist/Myst/Spellweaving.
     
  3. Sir-Crogus

    Sir-Crogus Adventurer

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    I enjoy the **** out of my archery/tamer :p but seriously to get yourself to a point to grind out a tamer or crafter I love my sampire...
     
  4. Lord GOD(GOD)

    Lord GOD(GOD) Lore Keeper

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    1. Yes, though you can also use defensive wrestling (a combination of Eval + Anatomy that works out 20 points cheaper than having Wrestling), or Mage Weapons, which use your Magery skill as a weapon skill (for the same purpose of melee defense). Mage Weapons come in no end of varieties but generally have penalties which you can counter by over equipping properties in other areas of the suit.

    2. Necro, Spellweaving, Mysticism, all Bard skills which also now have a set of spells, Inscription, Resisting spells is semi optional I'd say play with it until/unless you know how to play without it.

    3. It'll take a long time (especially if you're casual) to get used to the gear that's available now. But to keep it simple try and get all 70's in resists, 100 lrc, 40 lmc, 2/6 casting. Also note that there is no spell damage increase cap in PvM so assuming you're using that as your main damage output you can equip lots of it and use slayer spellbooks (super slayers such as repond/reptile/undead etc, do less than specific slayers such as orc/ophidian/dragon etc) so try and find some of those available too.
     
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  5. Diomedes Artega

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    Like Lord says, spellbooks of the major slayers are especially nice to have. Depending on if you have an alt./friend that can raise your pets when they die (if you're sticking with taming), you may want to think about veterinary skill. There is no point though in my opinion holding onto wrestling if you're going to be a stealth/tamer (which are fun by the way).
     
  6. Christina Kardos

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    check out stats scroll as well... they increase your stats cap.
     
  7. Diomedes Artega

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    Nice, good catch indeed. Yes, upgrade as you are able as that will give your most immediate bang for your buck.
     
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