What setup would give maximum swing speed in UO? A suit incorporating a full Assassin Armour set or a high-stamina suit? I've ignored the effects of potions. I've used an Ornate Axe (tick speed 14) for my workings. I used this guide to swing speed: http://www.uoguide.com/Swing_Speed. Assassin Armor suit (assumes 50 SSI; 20 on the AR and 30 on the axe). 125 base dex. The AA gives you +12 dex (137). Find 13 on jewels/crimmy to get your maximum of 150. AA gives plus 8 stamina giving you 158. Stamina, for swing speed, works in intervals of 30. So you need 22 to get to 180. You have only the gorget and helmet to get this (correct me if I am wrong, please). So you can't reach 180. So 150 is all that counts. Maximum swing speed with AA and 150 stamina, using the formula on UO Guide, is 1.5 seconds. Stamina Suit (assumes 30 SSI). 150 stamina with 30 SSI gives 1.73 seconds. 180 gives 1.53 210 gives 1.34 240 gives 1.15 So having 180 stamina is roughly equivalent to having full Assassin Armour with +8 stamina helm and gorget (which leaves little to no room for other mods). As I see it, you can get 180 stamina by having ring and bracelet with 8 dex each, plus factions crimmy and 125 base dex for 150. And 4 armour pieces with 8 stamina each gives 182 stamina. Leaves you two armour slots free for more powerful artefacts and/or resists. So Assassin Armour is a waste of money if you use it solely for swing speed. Let me know if you think/know I have it wrong (It's more than likely).