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Mage Weapons-Gain melee skill or magery?

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Leira of Asrai, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Leira of Asrai

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    When you equip a Mage Weapon and fight monsters, do you gain in the weapon's melee class or do gain in magery?

    The reason I'm confused is because I thought you gained magery, but I just read in the Magery FAQ above that you actually gain in the melee.

    Which one is it? Thanks
     
  2. Leira of Asrai

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    I just ran to Despise and tried it out.

    You gain in Magery. Maybe the FAQ can be updated to be a little more clear on that issue. Thanks.
     
  3. Lynk

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    Actually you will gain in whichever skill is the highest. If you have 100 fencing and 0 magery, and equip a short spear with -27 magery you will default to using fencing skill and gain fencing.
     
  4. GFY

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    In my experience you gain on either magery or weapon skill, depending on which one you have set to gain. When I'm working magery I lock the weapons skill of the weapon type I'm using and go hit stuff.
     
  5. Leira of Asrai

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    What about bows. Does the Mage Weapon - attribute work with bows as well? In other words, can my caster use a bow at equivelent archey skill with the Mage Weapon mod?