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"MY" favorite thief build

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by ShadowJack, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. ShadowJack

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    all the uproar over disarm thieves made me laugh


    I've had one or two and loved playing it, but it wasn't my favorite unless I was doing pvp





    the favorite that I always used pre AOS and post aos was more of a dungeon/field/idoc thief that wasn't ever meant to kill anyone


    I liked using detect hidden (great for idocs, and dungeons as it doesn't reveal you and the hiding player may be afk, so that the spawn or pks can kill them)

    stealing (duh), snooping, hiding, stealth, tracking (gotta find those marks in these dead times) and magery for the mark spell, the invis, the cure/heal/teleport etc..




    I never needed to take the skills to 120 really, a 7x gm char using these skills works well.


    I also like a variation of this with healing/anat in the place of tracking and detect
     
  2. ShadowJack

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    simple things, like running around a house corner, teleporting out of field of sight (fos) and dropping items like a book case to break line of sight can be enough of a small edge to get away.


    stealing things the victim or attacker would need, such as regs for healing and paralyze, bandies for healing or weps for attacking are good if possible.


    if they don't use pots, carry a dpd wep, steal the method of cure like bandies or regs



    and after they attack you, dp them and watch them either run or die, all while you make a getaway.

    paladins are proof to this with chiv and no items needed, and necros have a similar spell



    you have to chose your tactics and your marks carefully
     
  3. DaveSP!

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    Pre aos i went with snooping stealing hiding stealth (one of the few with it) fencing healing anat. No one saw you coming, and generally speaking people would leg it the minute you hit them with a DPed kryss, giving you plenty of time to run away.


    After AOS went with snooping stealing hiding stealth magery eval int med - was a good template, expecially after SE - just have protection and steal cast invis on yourself then your home free + it gives the advantage that you can kill someone fighting a monster (wait till they're at half health then just hit them with everything you can)giving you more loot for your time!
     
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    On prodo shards I'm running

    Stealing 112.3 67.3
    Hiding 100.0 100.0
    Snooping 100.0 92.2
    Stealth 100.0 75.0
    Ninjitsu 97.8 82.8
    Poisoning 80.0 80.0
    Chivalry 72.7 72.7
    Fencing 70.0 70.0
    Tactics 70.0 70.0



    I use Shadow Dancers and a Burglars Bandanna, +15 Steal and a +15 Ninjitsu Jewel to round those off.

    I'm still adjusting some of the skills around a bit, but the basis is having an effective thief, and a character with a minor ability in offense to take care of AFK people in Fel and Script runners. Lethal Strike 80% of the time really is nice though.
     
  5. TheScoundrelRico

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    120 Stealing
    100 Hiding
    100 Snooping
    80 Stealth

    All others are icing on the cake. I must say, I do enjoy soulstones...la
     
  6. ShadowJack

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    soulstones are good


    but run a field thief with detect and tracking and see what you think



    I LOVE to reveal people at idocs and in dungeons, well everywhere really


    If they haven't changed it, then you only need 30ish tracking to find someone most of the time.



    And when you cause people to die afk in a dungeon because they thought they were safe hiding, it's really funny
     
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    I have detect at 100, and run it all the time. I find most hiders on Siege when they are doing their banking. I may have to train up tracking. I used to keep it on my template when you could use just 20.1 in the skill.

    Detect is nice to use when players are in dungeons and think they can hide from the beasties. They may be training or picking the chests, it's funny to watch them use hide, and then quickly get revealed. I use this more for looting than for anything else...la