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Old player wondering about mage template..

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Innosan, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Innosan

    Innosan Guest

    So i have been messing around with making a new archer. But i would kinda like to give a mage a try. My old char only has GM in Mage/eval/med and i think music provoke and wrestle. I'm looking for a PvM build, just something to make some gold so i can work on better equipment etc.

    Anyway any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. Farsight

    Farsight Crazed Zealot
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    There are so many ways you can go with a mage that it's rather funny.

    The most effective PvM mage in my opinion is the necro/spellweaver/mage.
    That's 120 in all skills, magery, meditation, eval int, spellweaving, necromancy, spirit speak.

    My personal favorite, though significantly less effective than the MSN (mage/spellweaving/necro) has 110 magery, 115 meditation, 120 wrestle, 120 spellweaving, 115 EI, 110 resist and whatever is left over changes from one skill to another (typically chivalry for remove curses).

    It's just fun to have a mage who can also tank when needed.
     
  3. Zayin666

    Zayin666 Lore Keeper
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    Iam a returning mage and I see all these templates and builds. All in all very good, but I kinda miss the "spellrotations" to get the most out of each template.

    Currently I have a mage with:
    (I havnt had the money to buy 120ps yet)

    Magery 115
    Meditation 115
    Eval 115
    Inscription 100
    Hiding 100 (I know its skillpoint waste, but it saved me many many times)
    Resist 75


    I have wrestle 105 stoned off atm

    So there is something to work with :)

    Any ideas? And please tell what spells/spell combos to cast for maximum dps

    Thanks
     
  4. Hail Satan

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    120 mage
    120 eval
    120 necro
    120 ss
    120 music
    120 peace


    drop meditation for scribe for maximum damage - or discord if you swing that way.

    pick up AS MUCH SDI AS YOU CAN since there is no SDI cap on PvM, also get a slayer book.

    you will see insane amounts of damage on peace/discod creatures that just sit there and wet their pants while you omen/corpse/FS/omen/FS/omen/FS/omen.
     
  5. Hail Satan

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    another thing, is that if you don't intend on withering or casting strangle (strangle to me is wasted DPS for PvM) is drop your necro to 60 for use of the core necro spells. wisp, omen, corpse, pain spike, so on.

    if you want to farm champs in tram or fel facets keep necro at 105 for withering purposes.
     
  6. Innosan

    Innosan Guest

    Hmm interesting build for sure. However without med won't it be hard to keep up enough mana to rotate such spells? Oh wait and with the build you listed, that is already cap can't fit med/inscribe or discord lol. Maybe i am missing something though.
     
  7. Hail Satan

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    yep you're right i messed up a bit.

    you can't run a scribe/nec/peacer.

    just keep:

    105 necro
    120 ss
    120 mage
    120 eval

    rotate music and peace with med and scribe. you won't need mana if you stay in wraith form (mana leech/wither)
     
  8. Innosan

    Innosan Guest

    Thanks for the reply. Im kinda poor so i can't really afford stones. But i think i will try that build with music/peace for now and see how it goes.
     
  9. Capt.E

    Capt.E Guest

    How about this one?

    Archery 120
    Tactics 100
    Chiv 60
    Bush 100
    Med 100
    Eval 120
    Mage 120

    You could tweak a few things I'm sure 120 bush would be worth it in my view.
     
  10. Innosan

    Innosan Guest

    I am working up an ABC archer as it stands right now. Since i can't really afford the items required to furnish a mage. Hopefully i can get to the point i can farm some gold. hehe.

    Oh and im not sure if someone can answer this but, if you have a slayer spellbook does it have to be equipped to have an effect? Such as if im holding a mage weapon do i still get the spellbook's slayer effect?
     
  11. Hail Satan

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    yes, it must be equipped.

    if you are PvMing don't bother keeping one hand open. chugging is too expensive for a PvM build IMO - especially if you find friends or a guild and plan on dooming/melisande's/etc.



    i also like Capt.E's template. but it's difficult to utilize all the spells since you can't shoot while casting or keep your weapon special procced while you cast.