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Mining/Smelting Question

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Barania, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Barania

    Barania Slightly Crazed
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    Real simple. I'm a returning player on Siege who wants to be able to do two things. I want to both be able to smelt iron ingots and all the weapons that I get from other stuff at a 100% effectiveness level.

    What skill level should I be at? I'm not interested at all in colored ingot/weapon considerations. Thanks.

    Jack Nickelson
     
  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    There's no such thing as a 100% return on ingots. Theoretically, it would take about 134 mining skill to get 100% return.

    The ingot return from smelting items is 0.66% times your Mining skill. That means, the best you can get, without gloves of mining, is 66% (rounded down) at 100 skill.

    +3 or +5 Gloves of mining can put you over 100 (101.1 required to get over 66.67%, to get 2/3 ingots back, rounded down).

    The Salvage bag that you can buy from a provisioner, when used to salvage smithed items, returns 1 extra ingot, per metal item salvaged.

    Smelting Iron ore, IIRC, takes something like 80 skill to smelt successfully 100% of the time, but you will BARELY get half your ingots back from crafted items.
     
  3. Barania

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    Appreciate the response. I'm gonna play this by ear. I sorta had an idea of a template going forward but might need to change some thinking. Again, thanks.

    Jack Nickelson