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Mage weapon and FC/FCR +Skill

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Crimson Hawk Moth, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Crimson Hawk Moth

    Crimson Hawk Moth Adventurer

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    So how is this generally done ?

    Get a -20 mage weapon, toss in crystalline ring then curse because my fc/fcr is jacked up? I suppose then I can throw in Inquisitors and lose mods Or instead I toss on nighteyes and lose 5 more points off my dci ;x

    The issue I keep running into is if I imbue rings and bracelet to offset a mage weapon I am going to lose a slot. I am guessing if I have to drop a mod, it will be enhanced pots, or possibly drop any sdi on jewels and just rely on arcane empowerment, which does that make my sdi susceptible to purges ??
     
  2. Tuan

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    Mage weapon does not have negative FC or FCR. I assume you mean spell channeling (regardless of skill), or am I wrong?
     
  3. Crimson Hawk Moth

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    Yes spell channeling. The issue is to fit it a weapon I have to now pick up 20 points it would seem, and I am not wanting to sacrifice enhance pots from my jewels. ;c
     
  4. Crimson Hawk Moth

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    When making a bokuto with the intent of reforging for -15 mage weapon, do you have to use the whetstone beforehand to remove the DI mod?
     
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    You don't need to remove DI at all, unless you want to. I'm not sure about it, since I don't know of anyone who has actually used a whetstone, but I think you can use it at any time.

    Also, with the new loot system, you can get a FC 2 on a ring/jewel. I've never seen a "clean" one, but I suppose it'd be possible.

    I think there's a town trade deal that can get you 1 FC too.

    Also, you could imbue Spell Channel onto a weapon, then also imbue FC 1, giving you FC 0 on the weapon... but this takes a slot too.

    No matter how you look at it, if you want SC on a weapon/shield, you're going to have to compensate for that -1 FC penalty some how.
     
  6. Lord GOD(GOD)

    Lord GOD(GOD) Lore Keeper

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    Weapon: spell channel, 1 fc, 15-20 dci, 15-20 mage weapon, maybe even 2 hpr
    Ring: 1/3, 25 e.p, 10-15 mage, rest in dci
    Brace: 1/3, 25 e.p, 0-10 mage, rest in dci

    Additional options: Slither/Treatise on Alchemy

    Not seeing a problem these mods have been capped for 5+ years.
     
  7. Crimson Hawk Moth

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    I was trying to make up 10% spell dmg on my rings as well, that's why I was having issues. Moving enough stuff around I made everything fit.
     
  8. Tuan

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    So if you follow the suggestion from @Lord GOD(GOD) with the following tweak.

    Shield: SC, FC 1, DCI 20, ... a little int or mana or lmc maybe?

    Then you can replace the DCI on one or both rings with some SDI, in theory.
     
  9. Crimson Hawk Moth

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    What would you prefer, HPR 2 or on Hit effect. If On Hit effect which one would you chose ?
    I thought fireball was the way to go, but a friend of mine said to use lightning.

    I should add in my case I am currently at 8 hpr. I could tack on 2 more with the sword, or I could add a hit effect.
     
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  10. Lord GOD(GOD)

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    I'd do 2 HPR, unless you're building it just for duels, (or just have both), if spawning I find having hit spell is a pain because it causes you to rubber band if it goes off when you're trying to move.
     
  11. Crimson Hawk Moth

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    2 HPR it is then, thanks.