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[Mining] Miner Template

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Theron, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Theron

    Theron Sage

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    Hello,

    I came back after 10 years and am trying to decide on a template for my miner. In this thread I already had some good help with templates for a couple of characters, but am still in doubt regarding the miner which in an Elf and has currently the following template:

    Alchemy: 100/100 (GM)
    Inscription: 65/100
    Mining: 100/100 (GM)
    Lumberjacking: 100/100 (GM)
    Magery: 61/100
    Meditation: 70/100
    Evaluate Intelligence: 35/100

    The idea is to GM all of the skills, of course.

    Now the thing is it seems that nowadays Combat Mining is the way to go and I am wondering if I should keep my gatherer as a Mage or become a melee fighter to kill the Ore Elementals?

    So basically the only skills I really want to keep from this template are the gathering skill which I have already GMed:

    Alchemy: 100
    Inscription: 65/100 (OK this one isn't GMed yet...)
    Mining: 100
    Lumberjacking: 100

    Leaving 300 skill points open. I might drop Inscriptions as well and work on it in a later stage in a mage character, leaving 400 skill points for Melee fighting.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. CorwinXX

    CorwinXX Babbling Loonie
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    Get Magery and Tactics. Use 'Mage Weapon'. The last skill may be Chivalry (to be able to heal and to recall with an axe in your hands). You can buy 110 magery PS cheap.

    Chivalry is not needed but it helps to escape from a PK. You also can use EOO when (rarely) encounter something more difficult then an ore elemental (mostly when lumberjacking but sometimes in or around caves/mountains). It also allows you to kill 'natural' (in dungeons) goldem/shadow elems faster. (but I usually just replace anatomy by mining on my sampire when go to hunt those elems)

    110 magery
    100 tactics
    90 chivalry

    P.S. Magery allows you to mark runes. This is why I don't replace it by a weapon skill.
     
  3. DJAd

    DJAd Stratics Legend
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    On my miner/lumberjack I run the following:

    100 mining
    100 lumberjack
    100 alchemy
    120 fishing
    100 fletching
    110 magery
    90 med

    Its more of an overflow char where I didn't have room on other templates for some of the skills I just stuck them all on this char. I often swap them out with soulstones etc.
     
  4. Theron

    Theron Sage

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    Thanks for the reply!

    So your suggestion would be that the template should be:

    Alchemy: 100
    Inscription: 100
    Mining: 100
    Lumberjacking: 100
    Magery: 110
    Tactics: 100
    Chivalry: 90

    This would allow me to hunt for any Ore Elementals if I want to, instead of regular mining with a shovel?

    I thought I would need Evaluate Intelligence for a mage template, but I guess Tactics works best for the damage? Might be tricky to train it without a weapons skill or does chivalry do that already?

    EDIT: The mage weapon will turn my Magery into a combat skill and thus I will actually be a Melee fighter while still holding Magery, correct?
     
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  5. CorwinXX

    CorwinXX Babbling Loonie
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    Yes. When an ore elemental pop up you just continue mining. Your character kills it on auto-attack. Press a key to heal while looting it.
     
  6. Theron

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    Cool thanks!

    What kind of armor and attributes would you say are the most important for this type of character?

    As I understood you only do Ore Elemental hunting for the ore and no more mining as it used to be, right? what is the best area/dungeon for that?
     
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  7. Theron

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    I think that's a good idea in case I have skill I need to change eventually. Thanks!
     
  8. CorwinXX

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    Where to mine:
    Help with crafting a 100% LL weapon

    40 lmc, 100 lrc, 70 all res (with protection on), 2 FC, some SI and MI, HCI, DCI, 100 DI, +5 mining gloves (you may use a helm with fc/fcr), some fast axe (depends on your Stamina and SSI)
    try to minimize weight
     
  9. Theron

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    Great thanks!