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[Swordsmanship] Radiant Scimitar -- How much SSI is enough?

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Obsidian, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Obsidian

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    I'm scouring the swing speed charts. Without any extra SSI bonuses from non-weapon sources (i.e. 5 SSI from turquoise ring), it looks to me there is no benefit going higher than 20 SSI on a Radiant Scimitar. I should use the rest of the imbuing intensity to get the leeches as high as possible. If I could get to 35 SSI that would put me at another tier, but with just the weapon it looks like 20 SSI gets me the best I can get and at the right cost.

    What do you all think? Is there any benefit of going 25 or 30 SSI with a 2.5s Radiant Scimitar?

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  2. 30 SSI on the wep plus 5 on a ring puts you at 35 SSI. Why wouldn't you want to have that? A few points of leeching isn't going to help much, but having a larger cushion for when you're taking damage is a very nice thing to have.
     
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    If you assume that you'll be hit hard, then you shouldn't use your max stamina as your judge.

    However, at 90 stamina and 20 SSI, you'll still swing at max speed.

    At 35 SSI, you'll still swing at max speed until you're as low as 60 stamina.

    For me, on a radiant scimitar, you only really need 20 SSI.
     
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    Certainly, If I can get the right turquoise ring with 5 SSI, then I will go that route. But I don't have a tinker at the moment so I am trying to come up with a sustainable means to provide upkeep/replacement of the imbued items on the suit. I have a legendary artificer, smith, and tailor... but no tinker in the mix. That's why i asked if I could get by with 20 SSI and I'm instead trying to max stamina. I've got 173 stamina on the suit ATM. Trying to push it up to 180.

    -OBSIDIAN-

    P.S. Wanted to add that the purpose of this build is primarily for spawning... mainly Arachnid and Abyss. So I would have to handle those mobs and their respective bosses. The hardest mob this guy should face will be Dreadhorn. Not sure if that affects your calculus any.