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Now that Valorite runics are all over...

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by silent, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. silent

    silent Lore Master
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    Has it really unbalanced anything? Has anyone made anything cool? I have a few and I'm trying to decide if I should burn them or sell them. I don't need the gold and I have the armor and weapons I need, but I'm a runic junkie. :)
     
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    Personally, I'd go for a couple of reforged items, and make 3 runic items, from one. I've still not gotten a valorite hammer yet (I didn't feel like going through 15-20 smith NPCs to find the 30 or so bribe possibilities to jump up a set to 20 EX plate)
     
  3. silent

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    From what I've read reforging with higher runics hasn't been that great, what are the possibilities? I could use a nice shield with 150 luck (pre-enhance) with high damage increase...
     
  4. Percivalgoh

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    I have been so disapointed that runics no longer work like thye used to that I temporarily quit doing bods after aquiring a valorite runic and a gold runic and a plus 60 ash
     
  5. Irulia Darkaith

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    I jumped over to test centre a few times and tried reforging katanas and shields with nothing selected (1 charge), then just powerful (2 charges) all the way up to exalted, grand, sublime, blah blah artifice at 6 charges a shot. So far nothing I have produced on test centre has encouraged me to try using the hammers for real.

    Here are some of the things I produced using a valorite runic on test centre.

    Using Powerful reforge only on Katana (all items have 40% damage increase from initial creation unless otherwise noted)

    Katana #1 Hit Fatique 20%, HLD 70%, MR 3, DCI 15, FC 1,
    Katana #2 Hit Life Leech 75%, STR +5, Luck 80, LMC 5%, DI 50%, Cold Resist 5%
    Katana #3 Hit Life Leech 25%, Mana Drain 30%, HLA 70%, DCI 20%
    Katana #4 Mana Drain 30%, Spell Channel, INT +4, HCI 15%, DCI 20%, FC -1
    Katana #5 Hit Life Leech 20%, Stamina Inc 5, HCI 20%, LMC 4%, SSI 15%
    Katana #6 Hit Mana Leech 37%, DEX +5, SR 3, HCI 15, Fire Damage 100%


    Powerful with Animated of Wizardry (6 Charges)

    Katana #1 Spell Channel, DEX +4, Mana Inc 3, Stam Regen 6, MR 6, FC -1

    Powerful with Animated of Haste (think that's all I chose)

    Katana #1 Hit Stam Leech 60%, HLD 50%, Stam Inc 5, Stam Regen 3, Enhance Potions 5%, Poison Damage 70%


    Shields with no selection (not even powerful - all shields have 1% poison resist)

    Shield #1 STR +5, Stam Inc 4, HCI 3%, DCI 20%, DI 10%
    Shield #2 STR +4, DEX +4, Mana Inc 5, FC 1
    Shield #3 STR +4, Stam Inc 5, DCI 15%, LMC 4%
    Shield #4 STR +5, HR 1, Luck 130, HCI 5, DCI 10

    Powerful Animated of Aegis

    Shield #1 Soul Charge 20%, Stam Inc 5, DCI 15%, SSI 5%
    Shield #2 Soul Charge 20%, Stam Inc 4, DCI 20%, SSI 5%
    Shield #3 Reactive Paralyze, Stam Inc 4, Stam Regen 1, DCI 15%, SSI 10%
     
  6. silent

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    Sadly I leave most of that on the corpse in shame.... seriously if you're going to burn a single val runic charge you should be able to pick one mod whatever you want at the highest intensity without negatives. So you can have a starting point for imbuing.
     
  7. CorwinXX

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    I have seen:
    leafblade: 40 DI, UBWS, and about 50 HLD + HLL + HML + HSL

    Also I have seen on this forum a person had sold few valorite runic crafted weapon for 100m each. So I don't think valorite runic is useless.
     
  8. CorwinXX

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    Try a bronze hammer (powered, di + luck selected).
     
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  9. silent

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    Thanks for the tip, so craft the shield, and reforge with powered, di and luck?
     
  10. CorwinXX

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    Yes.
    Powerful Re-Forging
    Vicious/of Slaughter
    Auspicious/of Fortune

    After few attempts (less than 1 runic) I've got 140 luck 25 di (not as good as you want but was enough for me).
     
  11. silent

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    That's good enough for me, thanks again...
     
  12. startle

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    Really some great "food for thought"... Thanks so much for taking the time to share all this with us!
    :banana:
     
  13. NuSair

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    I'll take 4 of each please. :thumbup:
     
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  14. Irulia Darkaith

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    Really? I thought they were okay but hardly worth the 6 charges per hammer - then again, until they get Shame loot back where it was , maybe that is my best bet for hammer usage. I'll do some more testing with shields and see if it's worth risking for real.
     
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    For my sampire, when I am using a 1 handed weapon, I tend to use a shield now for most fights... I am almost to the point where I will use a shield full time. I need to test it out against like Rikktor and Semidar. I am pretty sure my fencing sampire can do it, thanks to feint... swords... not sure. And it's not that hard to make a macro to unequip the shield, drink a pot and re-equip it.

    Soul Charge is nice, so it reactive paralyze... but really, the DCI/SSI really can free up slots for other things.
     
  16. CorwinXX

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    Yes, additional 5 hci + 35 di + 20 dci = +3 imbue mode on jewels.