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Necromancer and Karma

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by jeza, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. jeza

    jeza Journeyman
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    Hi

    I have a question regarding Necromancy and Karma.
    I know that casting necromancer spells lowers your Karma, but does this mean that you need a negative Karma to have efficient spells?

    I know that for paladins, the higher the Karma the best.

    Is it the same with opposite karma level for Necromancers or can i have an efficient Necromancer with a high positive Karma ?

    Thanks for your help :)
     
  2. Taylor

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    The lower your karma, the more mana your shadow wisp familiar will restore. I'm not sure how lower karma affects other necro spells.
     
  3. Stupid Miner

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    It doesn't affect anything except the wisp.
     
  4. jeza

    jeza Journeyman
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    OK thanks !

    so that means that for a PvM char i could play a necro with positive Karma ?
    I never played a necro before so i don't know if the wisp familiar is very useful or not. could i do without ?
     
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    You technically could, but keep in mind that you won't be able to fully take advantage of your necromancy spells, as using them causes karma loss. Wither, for example, is one of the most useful PvM necro spells, but using it for an hour or two will easily bring you from Glorious Lord to Dread Lord.
     
  6. jeza

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    Oh ok, well i don't mind loosing karma actually, i just wanted to know if i had to on purpose.
    Meaning locking my karma and specifically trying to lower it.

    If i don't, i could for instance raise it with easy mob that i can kill just with magery when i need to access places full of pixies or such :)
    When it's done and i use my necro spells again it wont be a problem to have a high karma. :)

    That's good to know !
     
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    As there is no benefit for a necro-mage to have positive karma, and there is a benefit from the dark wisp with negative mana, go dread. The wisp gives you mana in bursts. It is about +10 mana when it kicks in. I don't know how often it gives you mana (maybe once every 20-30 second) but every little bit helps. I used to let my karma on my necro-mage go up and down until I realized I was neutering the benefit of my wisp. Then I locked my karma and don't see any reason to go back.

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  8. Stupid Miner

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    Yep, I dont find wisp too useful anyway, he dies a lot. But then again I'm a hybrid fighter/necro. If you keep your distance it'll have a much better survival rate.
     
  9. Just to provide a complete answer to the OP's question -- you are right, positive karma is good for paladins. The equivalent boost for necros is spirit speak. The stronger your SS, the stronger are many of the necro spells.
     
  10. KalVasTENKI

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    Thanks , very useful information. That question really took my curiosity without any answers for a year or two. Finally.. At last. :thumbup:
     
  11. Sir Kenga

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    Actually THERE IS benefit for a necro-mage to have positive karma. That's Tweasted Weald and Oak's Champ Spawn. I always raise karma on my necromage before going to those ;-)