1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

Question on Talismans

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Maelwyn, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Maelwyn

    Maelwyn Adventurer
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    3
    I am making a crafter for the first time in many years.

    I was wondering if talismans help or hurt when gaining skills? Should I look for one when I'm making a crafter?
     
  2. Storm

    Storm UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Premium Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Messages:
    7,469
    Likes Received:
    361
    It can do both you usually want to craft when your chance is around 50% for best gains some people say 40 some 60 but you get the idea so say you have a 5% chance to make a item your gains on that item are going to be very slow now say you add a 30% talisman you now have a 35% chance to make and your gains will be much better as you are closer to "The sweet spot"

    now say you have a 50% chance to make item your gains will be good cause you are in the spot but add talisman in and now its 80% chance aand now your gains have slowed down again
    Hope that makes sense
     
  3. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Governor Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2003
    Messages:
    8,491
    Likes Received:
    601
    Actually, the devs have stated the "sweet spot" is between 60% and 80% - and even have George Hesphaestus in New Haven (giver of the Blacksmith skill gain quest)state as much.

    That said....

    I originally had the same qualms about training with talismans, but others have tested and found that the bonus from talisman appears to have only a little effect on skill gain (one can still gain while the talisman puts you over your normal gain range, just perhaps a bit more slowly).

    Personally, though, I recommend only using talismans the give exceptional bonuses only during training, and then only if you're training via BOD filling (to make it easier to fill exceptional BODs).
     
  4. Storm

    Storm UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Premium Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Messages:
    7,469
    Likes Received:
    361
    Actually, the devs have stated the "sweet spot" is between 60% and 80% - and even have George Hesphaestus in New Haven (giver of the Blacksmith skill gain quest)state as much.
    lol see knew someone would correct me there! I really could not remember exactly what it was thanks for the correction Basara

    As for the new player quests in haven I have never done them guess I should check em out if only I had a new player slot :-( left! the last new character did the DK quest or tried to but got locked out due to the rune bug that still has not been fixed!
     
  5. Your skill gains are higher making exceptional items at any skill level. If you can find a talisman with high exceptional bonus and low skill bonus you will see much faster gains. You don't get the skill gain penalty from the talisman bonus this way. It made a huge difference when I trained tailoring.