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[Blacksmithing] Need help with Smithing from 115-120

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by polanco, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. polanco

    polanco Journeyman
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    Is it still best to make boomerangs?
    seems so slow and crystal ball says its very easy
    but it is most likely the most ingot efficient im guessing?
     
  2. Basara

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    It's SORTA better to make boomerangs, according to many people. I personally think it's not. My opinion is that it's best to make royal circlets.

    Reason:Royal Circlets weigh 1 or 2 stones each. Therefore, when you set "make Max", you can make as many as 100+ per crafting attempt, before having to recycle, whereas you have to make 4 or more stops to recycle due to the weight of the boomerangs for the same number of crafting attempts. Ingots lost in recycling are the same, so it comes down to a few more attempts with less recycling breaks (once every 2-3 minutes) vs. a tiny improvement in gain chance but having to recycle every 30-60 seconds.

    The lower weight also means that you can carry much more raw material on you (2 to 3 times as much) for the crafting process without resorting to pack animals, reducing trips to the bank to reload if training away from home, or reloading from a container at home.

    But, yes, as you get near the end, gains slow a bit for either method (0-5 gains per 100, depending on the kindness/fickleness of the RNG).
     
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  3. DJAd

    DJAd Stratics Legend
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    Yeah royal circlets all the way to 120. It's a grind but it gets there.
     
  4. polanco

    polanco Journeyman
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    thanks
    ill give royal circlets a shot
     
  5. Driven Insane

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    Using Satyrs?
     
  6. Basara

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    No way to satyr-train blacksmithy, unless you have a portable anvil (which are illegal) to go along with either a fire beetle or the Vela portable forge.
     
  7. Obsidian

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    I've used boomerangs from 105 to 120 on three different legendary smiths. I say keep on making the boomerangs. It uses fewer ingots.