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[Mining] Question about mining gems

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by convas, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. convas

    convas Visitor
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    Hi people! I just got my miner to 95 skill, so when wearing the gloves I am at 100. My question is whether having skill 105 actually gives a better chance to mine gems compared to 100. I know 105 gives a bonus when smelting ore, but I can always hold Jacob's pickaxe while doing that (which takes me up to 105), so is there any real point in going all the way to 100 real skill?
     
  2. Gowron

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    As far as I know 105 gives you a better chance to successfully smelt gold, agapite, verite, and valorite ore, but I have never seen anything to indicate that it improves my chances of yielding gems.
     
  3. gortman

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    Can mining veterans out there confirm that 105 is the highest mining skill you can have? Just wondering if it's pointless for me to hold Jacob's pickaxe while smelting higher level ore.

    Thanks.
     
  4. convas

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    I am pretty sure that you can't go over 105. Jacob's pickaxe will not make your skill exceed the cap, only the gloves will (in fact, if you are below 100 you must first equip the pickaxe, then the gloves to get the skill up to 105). If it makes no difference to mining resources, I can't see any point why not lock mining at 95 and use the 5 skill points for sth else?
     
  5. gortman

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    That's what I thought. Thanks for the confirmation.
     
  6. Ezekiel Zane

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    Mining skill cannot go over 105. Wearing mining gloves while mining has zero effect upon ore type, yield or gems if you are already at 100 real skill.

    I used to carry my mining gloves in my pack and only put them on when smelting, since I don't smelt on the run. Since imbuing, I imbued LRC and mage-armor on them and now wear them all the time. It definitely makes no difference with or without them as far as mining is concerned.