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Discussion in 'UO Sonoma' started by [JD], Sep 30, 2009.

  1. [JD]

    [JD] Guest

    So a few things have changed while I was gone. Magic Resist is listed as being good against curses etc but it doesn't implicitly state it resists damaging spells, yet when I take direct damage, it trains upwards. Does it protect against direct damage spells and should I still strive for high magic resist?

    Second question, what do you all think about archery on a caster? Right now I have Fencing to occasionally beat something down, but I'm thinking, why am I getting up close and personal when I can do it from far away...

    Thanks for opinions
  2. Lefty

    Lefty Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    May 17, 2008
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    A lot has changed since the old days. Magic resist no longer protects you from damaging spells, save nox. Spell damage as well as physical damage can be reduced by armor resist. Having 70 in each (which is the hard cap) or adding more to compensate from curses such as corpse skin is the only route.

    Having high Magic Resist is probably one of the best choices you can make on developing a mage character.

    As far as Archer Mages - You don't see to many of those around, being that you could get a good initial combo going, but with all the cat and mouse chasing you will find that you will hardly get a shot off.

    You have several choices as far as templates and some you will find can be very dependent on items.

    Overall I believe the most powerful mage template is still the NecroMage, however other templates like a tactics mage can be still viable in a heavy dexer laden field.

    Many here can help you get caught up to speed on the game, templates, gear and tactics. Welcome back.
  3. [JD]

    [JD] Guest

    Hey Lefty, thanks for your insight. So just to clarify, when you say having high magic resist you mean from items - not the skill?

    Should I just train the Magic Resist Skill down to 0 since it doesn't seem too useful? Mine's around 50something now.

    It may be a good long while before I'm PVP ready, lol. Right now I'm focused on getting started - money, learning the ropes, etc.
  4. Orgional Farimir

    Orgional Farimir Lore Keeper
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    Sep 19, 2009
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    I was thinking about doing a NOX mage with a template of

    120 Magery
    100 Med
    120 EI
    100 Resist
    100 Spirit Speak
    60 wresting
    100 poisoning

    but now sence you say resist is kinda pointless I am thinking about 120 magery 100 med 120 EI 100 tactics 100 mace 60 wrestling and 100 poison

    any thoughts?