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Ninjitsu too hard?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Eht/Longbow, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Eht/Longbow

    Eht/Longbow Journeyman
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    So I've been working a ninja for most of this year, extremely slowly I might add. Anyway, I'm up to about 102.2 which you would think should be sufficient to cast any spell in the book with relative ease. Well I have been trying to polymorph into a ki-rin but it takes almost 6 casts before I actually get it. Is this supposed to be virtually useless untill 120 Ninjitsu?

    I thought ninjas were supposed to be perfect at their craft, not lucky to get a spell off--is this right? Now I have to say it is getting kind of fun to play these guys, but gosh it took a freaking long time to train, and it seems I still have a long time to go before I even get to use the good spells even slightly proficiently.

    Anyway that's all I got to say.

    Eht
     
  2. Hildebrand

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    I too am training one, and they are hard to figure out. Like all skills, they suck until higher levels, so we'll see. It's slow going for now.
     
  3. Maplestone

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    It gets really hard when you think you've eaten a powerscroll but haven't.

    ( training a "just so I'll have one" ninja for the past year, hadn't gotten my daily gain in over a weekand was pulling my hair out trying to think of why or whether I was losing my memory until I clued in to the fact that I had stopped on a nice round number and finally double-checked my cap )
     
  4. Xalan Dementia

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    yes after gm ninjitsu is a pain to train, all you can do is death strike to gain and its sooo slow. i too hate that kirin/unicorn is available at gm but takes so many tries to be successful. my ninja is at 105 with a 120 cap and still takes 5 tries or so to get a kirin form off. im at the point i just do my ggs gain and stockpile any SoTs for ninja that i can.
     
  5. Dragonchilde

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    See, I'm still of the opinion that you should be able to GGS off of animal form. I mean, if you can gain smithy off of a REPAIR, how does it not make sense to be able to skill gain off of the tougher animal forms? It requires a skill check, it should count.
     
  6. Eht/Longbow

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    I agree with you with gaining off the animal form, it should work because it is using the skill, but it doesn't. I just think there is a lot wrong with Ninjitsu, comparatively Bushido is far easier to use and is way more fluid. I think Ninjitsu needs a hard look taken on it.