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My new archer armor

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by NuSair, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. NuSair

    NuSair Babbling Loonie
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    I run an Wraith ABC and after over 2 year of losing his suit have decided it was time to make him a new one.

    I am considering either woodland (reforging and enhancing for HCI / DI) or studded leather, using reforging for HCI and the higher LMC. Mana usually isn't an issue with my guy, but thought i would stop by here for some opinions before I started working on it.
     
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    HCI: 25 reforged, 5 des quiver, 15 jewels
    DCI: 10 slither, 5 garb, 15 jewels (or 30 jewels if you don't like reinforcing)
    DI: 50 wepon, 50 jewels

    So I see here 4 variants:
    1. 5 studded pieces (55 LMC); 50 DI, 15 HCI, 15 DCI on jewels
    2 5 metal pieces (45 LMC); 50 DI, 15 HCI, 15 DCI on jewels
    3. 2 studded and 3 woodland pieces (45 LMC); 50 DI, 15 DCI on jewels
    4. 5 woodland pieces (40 LMC); 15 HCI, 15 DCI on jewels

    You can get 40 SSI on a composite bow (imbue + ash enhancing), so you will need 20 SSI on jewels. It is not difficult to get "10 SSI, -100 luck, 8 stat" jewels and add DI + DCI/HCI, so you needn't use woodland pieces. I would prefer to go with 5 plate pieces to reduce stamina loss (with low karma you can't use DF for stats, with 2h weapon you can't use refresh potions, in a Wraith form you can't keep distance).
    As usual I suggest to reinforce physical, fire, energy (reinforcing all 5 resists is too expensive).
     
  3. NuSair

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    It's been a while since I've played him, but I rarely use any necro spells other than Wraith (only run 40 necromancy/100 SS). So, negative/low karma isn't much of a concern. His template is:

    120 Anatomy (10 from jewelry)
    120 Archery
    120 Bushido
    120 Chivalry
    40 Necromancy
    100 Spirit Speak
    120 Tactics (10 from jewelry)

    Cost isn't an issue. His original suit that I lost was a woodland suit made before the forged metal of artifacts. I have plenty of refinements that I have been farming from champs, t-maps and ships.

    I like the idea of dropping DCI for resist... I feel that is best for this template.

    I like plate as well... just wondering if the extra LMC would make that much of a difference or if the bonus of the woodland armor (HCI / DI) is too much to pass up. It was nice getting 100 DI from armor/jewelry.
     
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    I haven't much experience of playing in Wraith form so I don't know how you can survive without Cursed Weapon.
    Wraith archer can't use DS.
    I think 40-45 LMC is enough.
     
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    Plus I already have 3 pieces made like this (for another project that I never finished):

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    I've found that confidence and close wounds is enough to stay alive. I didn't use him to solo much, other than stuff that I could kill in a couple of hits.

    DS? Double Strike?
     
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    DS = Double Shot in this case.

    If you play in a party I'd suggested to get 215 stamina to maximize your damage output.

    The woodland piece is good for a fencer but for an archer I'd prefer to get 8 LMC instead of HPI or Res.
     
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    That piece does have 8 LMC....

    I agree on the stamina.
     
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    Yeah, being in wraith form removes the ability to use DS. I think if I was going to do something that I needed to be mounted for, I'd stone necro/SS and toss on maybe focus.
     
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    To get to 210+ stamina, I'd have to reforge each piece for Stam/Dex?
     
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    10 stamina on 6 armor pieces and SI+SSI on jewels.
    I have never tried this myself but I believe you can do it with Copper runic without Powerful. But I think there is a sense to try get pieces 10 SI + 4/5 HCI with Bronze/Golden runic (test it on TC).
    You will need to put HLD on your main bow (that hasn't super slayer). 48 HML, 40 SSI on a bow and 15 SSI on jewels.
     
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    Eh, I use repeating crossbow for double shoot instead of a yumi.
    It has less range, but it is bloody fast so you don't need as much stamina to 1.25 it.

    Edit: It is double strike, actually, so you don't have to be mounted to use it, which is even better!
     
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