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[Magery] Protection spell

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Lord Chaos, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Lord Chaos

    Lord Chaos Always Present
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    So I am wondering, do people play with it on or without it?

    The FC loss is not good, but then on the other hand, when I don't have Protection on I get spell fizzles a lot because I get hit by mobs, either directly or from ranged attack, especially mobs that chain cast lower level spells very fast.
     
  2. Lefty

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    Yeah, It is a bugger. I don't use it myself. Much of what I do is timing and knowing the environment I am in. None the less the healing stone has become my best friend.
     
  3. aoLOLita

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    I use the Protect spell 24/7, it's the first spell I cast when I am rezzed. Far too many times, I have gotten an Invis spell off with 2-3 HP to spare!

    Yes, the FC loss hurts but I play PvM exclusively and cast far more RC's than I do any other spell, and there is no need to "Fast Cast". It also allows me more flexibility to imbue jewels, by not needing the FC+2 - much less the +6 FCR.

    My armor is always 85 Phys to allow for the -15 hit to phys resist.
     
  4. Ektallion

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    and in PvP? anybody use this spell 24/7?
     
  5. Gelf

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    rarely do mages use in pvp(some do). some fighter types use(though i don't play fighter types normally,so don't know how well this works)
     
  6. KalVasTENKI

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    I don't think anybody uses it 24/7 because of the cons.

    Though if timed right you can heal through anything and cast some quick deadly combos.
     
  7. Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb Of Saintly Patience
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    I use it as a convenience with my fisherman. The spells from the sea serpents really don't hurt if you have decent armor. The drop in physical resist is not a concern, since the serpents cannot hit you if you stand near the center of the boat.

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  8. Vaelix

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    Protection is Amazing versus Dexxers in PvP.. But not 24/7.

    I toggle it off and On depending on what I'm fighting, and the combos they are using.

    FYI, Protection + Cleansing Winds Spam = Never Die 1v1
     
  9. Storm

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    My mystic/mage/weaver always uses it! I run o/6 fc/fcr

    The minus side is slower cast time

    the plus side is no interruptions ever!
    saving spots on jewels for other mods
    saving spot on shields
     
  10. Storm

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    exactly throw in stone form and its even better you may be slow but sure!
    walking tank
     
  11. KalVasTENKI

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    Also, the loss of Magic Resist and Physical Resist.
     
  12. [JD]

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    ive played a tamer mage who spawns and occasionally pvp's. running with protection on was nice for to avoid interruptions but all it takes is someone with half a brain to mortal or poison you and it throws a monkey wrench into things as far as healing goes (not everyone uses a program which auto eats apples and chugs potions, thank you very much).

    i no longer pvp or spawn on the toon but i quit running with protection so i could get the benefit of faster chain heals on my pet. with cleansing winds im able to keep it curse free as well. i like it a lot more. protection casting speed is kind of annoying now. i play more proactively as well, i will reposition myself or use invis tactically to keep aggro off me. haven't had a problem with interruptions
     
  13. Storm

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    I had forgotten about that!
    I should also add i use this toon pvm only so there is no confusion!
     
  14. Death Adder

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    I use it 24/7 on my Necro Archer. I have 120 Resist and have 35 Resist on my armor to cover up the Resist penalty, as well as the Physical Penalty (tough with the -25 Fire from vamp form as well, but doable).
     
  15. taglol

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    I use it sometime to get a resurrection off or summoning a daemon mid fights.
     
  16. KalVasTENKI

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    Yeah, if you can cancel out the Physical Resist subtraction it would be excellent for PvM.
     
  17. AzSel

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    I use it on occasions, in certain situation.

    But I have a question. One of the stoneforms cons is -2 FC. I know if you have no FC items on you can actually drop below the 0 FC and you will cast slow(-2FC). But if you have protection on and in stoneform and FC2 from suit, will it bump you up to 0 or stay at -2 FC?
     
  18. [JD]

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    i tried stone form+ protection at a spawn and it was a dream. no more interruptions from poison, no stacked curses. only thing i had to worry about was too much direct damage being done to me. easily solveable between a heal or an invis. i lived through situations i normally would have died.

    ill probably run with it on when im around enough guild members to "protect" me from a gank squad, though if im field fighting obviously mobility is more important
     
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    I do have it canceled out and have all 70's with it running! also have 26 points of the resist penalty canceled due to jewels so all in all -9 to resist for never fail spells is a good trade for my play style!
     
  20. Demoquin84

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    I need some clarification. Does Prot "set" FC at -2 or subtracts from existing FC.

    I normally run 2-3 FC/ 5-6 FCR
     
  21. AzSel

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    Protection sets your FC at 0 and nothing can budge it (except stoneform wich will actually put it at -2 if you have no FC+ items)