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Opinions about Mage Weapons

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Blitzkrieg, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg Journeyman
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    Hello all,

    I am trying out a variety of different mage weapons for pvp and would like to hear about what you all use. I am currently running with arcane shield and a planesword which I have imbued to look like: Spell channeling, mage weapon -20, defense chance increase +15, hit fireball 50% and has 50% energy damage and 50% physical. I don't remember imbuing that last part so maybe it came like that? I don't really remember I've had it a long time. I am using the crystalline ring so it brings my magery back to 120.

    This works pretty well, puts me way over the dci cap so if I get hit with lower defense I am still maxed at the cap. I had an idea though to make a two handed quarterstaff with SC, Mage Weapon - 20, BALANCED, dci+15, and hit lightning or fireball 50%. Has anyone experimented with balanced 2 handed mage weapons? I hate having to drop a shield to chug, it seems like my UOA macros constantly have issues.

    I realize also after reading this that I could probably just run around without a shield, as it would constitute the same effect as the quarterstaff but I am interested in hearing what my distinguished peers on the stratics forums use.

    Thank you all!

    Blitzkrieg of Catskills
     
  2. cazador

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    You can no longer stack dci..just an FYI..unless your using studded/plate suit with refinements.

    I use a -15 Bokuto 15 dci spell chan no - and enhance with blood wood to add 2hpr
    And based on template it may change but now I use a 15 Mage 5 dci 3fcr 50 enhance pot ring with orny..



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  3. Blitzkrieg

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    So I need a new suit then? I have 73 dci specifically for the lower def chance thingy and I could be using other mods? Anything above the cap is wasted in all situations? *sigh* OF COURSE!! I was thinking about making a new mage weapon now you have me thinking I need all new everything. Here we go again!!! *pulls hair out*
     
  4. G.v.P

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    Check out Publish 81, specifically misc. changes:
    http://www.uoguide.com/Publish_81#Misc_Changes:
    "Hit lower defense now scales 35% of the players Defense Chance Increase and remains -25 DCI versus non players. Hit lower defense now ignores over capped DCI."

    So if I remember right, yeah, for PvP it's not worth having more than 45 DCI and at best you get to keep 29.25 of it.
     
  5. Aibal

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    Yep, you wasted mods. As mentioned, unless you refine spined/plate, you can't overcap DCI. I also use a bloodwood enhanced bokuto.
     
  6. Merus

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    This is what I use.
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

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    So why a Bokuto? Is it the only weapon you can imbue to -15? Does mage wep/tactics allow specials like nerve strike or do you need swords and spell channeling with tactics to use specials? Since my hit chance is so low I dont rely on the mage weapon for damage basically just the added dci, but now I see I could put something else in it's place. Brain hurts now lol
     
  8. cazador

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    The bokuto is the most sought after because u can enhance 2 hit point Regen on it..I already had the 18hpr on my suit so I went for a little style and made a -15 balanced halberd

    And yea if you wanted to use specials you'd need melee and tactics..but if that were the case u also wouldn't need it to be -15 Mage considering you already have a weapon skill


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  9. DJAd

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    Because the Bok is wood it means you can enhance to gain an extra 2 HPR
     
  10. Lord Kotan

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    You can add DCI up to your cap. You might not have to change your suit, but you need refinements for your suit.

    The DCI cap is in your status bar
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

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    Thanks for all of your responses I appreciate it.
     
  12. onlinegamerstone

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    I would rather use a planesword all day.
    Personally I have scored around a dozen kills with the fireball hit effect.

    It can also be real helpful against all the pure mage people who like to do their silly small spells up close.
    But seriously if you pvp lose the shield if your using a mage weapon, and learn to chug.
     
  13. cazador

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    Can't agree more! Use the Mage travesty mask a 50 ep ring orny and good to go

    I prefer the lighting for direct damage rather than the delayed explosion curse dp harm harm with a lightning proc is a decent amount of damage on a scribe nox


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