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Newbie archer help

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by lancelot99, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. lancelot99

    lancelot99 Guest

    New back and never before made an archer (pvm only), i have a template in mind and also a few qustions..
    (700 points)

    120 archery
    120 tac
    120 anat
    120 ss
    120 bushido
    40 necro (curse weapon)
    (not sure on the other 60 points)

    1. would this be an effective template for pvm? (i worry about no healing ability)
    2. what are the best artie bows people use?
    3. where are the best places to hunt for slayer bows? (can they be made?)

    Thanks for all advice
     
  2. Driven Insane

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    1. I only played a necro Archer back when you could cast Vamp form and remove items without losing the form. This was also before they nerfed the leeches from bows. Nowadays I occasionally play my wife's ABC archer and it does ok.
    2. To my knowledge none of the arti bows are worth a crap. Reforged and Imbued are much better.
    3. You can make them yourself and trust me, the key to PvM on almost any char is having the right slayer type weapon for your opponent. Pretty much plan on making every super slayer type along with a few of the more handy regular (triple damage) slayers... ie.. Dragon and Spider slayers.
     
  3. Joey Porter

    Joey Porter Guest

    Agree 100%

    Look for the thread on Juka bows. Def the cheapest way to get all the slayer bows you need.

    Only artie bow i like a little is the ironwood composite bow.
     
  4. Joey Porter

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    What shard are you on?

    If you are on Atlantic I have a good amount of extra bows i could hook you up with to get you started.

    As for template I play a mage/archer most of the time. Love dropping two ev's, hitting with bow and armor ingnore and using healing to keep health up.

    I do have bushido on a soul stone but just cannot get comfortable with that template.
     
  5. Mirt

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    Your going to want to drop the necro and SS since the leeches suck. Other then that it does work but it is very gear intensive that being said I love playing mine.
     
  6. Lorax_Pacific

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    I was a little worried about no healing either, but my character Lorax is one of the most fun after I dropped healing last year. I'm reworking his suit, but wraith form is much better than mana leech and opens up another slot on your bow. My template has multiple methods of healing from cursed weapon, spirit speak to chivalry.

    Currently,

    anatomy 110
    archery 120
    tactics 110
    chivalry 80
    bushido 115
    necro 40
    Spirit speak 60

    The suit is really important to me for this template. My suit has 40 SSI that allows my bow to have higher other properties and the stamina leech is higher so my bow only needs 15 SSI.

    Hope you have as much fun with your character as I am.

    -Lorax
     
  7. krilov

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    wraith form is great for recovering mana...and as pointed before u can even use bows without mana leech on them but..being in wraith it means u are not mounted, that means u can't use a yumi 4example and the double shot.That's a great special for pvm imo.
     
  8. Lorax_Pacific

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    I messed up that skill list and forgot to include the 85 ninjitsu, which is for the extra mana reduction.

    -Lorax
     
    #8 Lorax_Pacific, Aug 26, 2012
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