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[Blacksmithing] Returning and need some advice/ideas

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Rocklin, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Rocklin

    Rocklin Guest

    I have decided to come back to Ultima Online after a break and I really could use some input.

    In the past I have fragmented my playtime. I created a Tamer, a Treasure Hunter, an Archer and a Warrior. I also made a crafter. While I am aware that many people have multiple characters and enjoy their game that way, I feel it was too difficult to work on so many things.

    I have chosen to make a Legendary Blacksmith and/or armorer. I have about 115 or so Blacksmithy with a power scroll already read to get to 120.

    I have so many base questions, I am not sure where to begin.

    What I need to know is how YOU would proceed to gather ingots and resources, and set up a Smith character in general. It's a broad question, but if I concentrate on one character, I want it to be a premiere character on my server.

    If your Smith was all you had, how would you build it?

    Any help, ideas or suggestions would be amazing. Thanks for your time.
  2. I always create my BS by mining to GM first. Then I have a LOAD of ingots to burn through with the only cost being the cost of shovels/picks, even those I can tinker at a pretty low level. Tailoring is a bit more of a challenge but I just hunt with my tamer and collect leather as I get my taming gains off Great Harts. I try to buy as little as possible!
  3. Basara

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

    Jul 16, 2003
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    Note: if you can acquire +3 or +5 mining gloves, train up mining to GM (with gloves taking it to 103 or 105), buy a salvage bag, and get a 120 SMith PS from somewhere, you can train Smith into the 58s or so - WITHOUT LOSING A SINGLE INGOT. Just make daggers for that time.
  4. Padre Dante

    Padre Dante Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 28, 2004
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    I also find GMing mining first, to be better.

    Beyond that, Arms Lore is the new MUST have skill with any weapon/ armor skill. It adds a bonus to both resists (armor) and damage increase (weapons). If you plan on using blacksmithing, tailoring, bowcraft/fletching, and/or carpentry, arms lore is required. Also, it has to be one of the absolute easiest skills to GM, so no worries there.
  5. Halpo

    Halpo Guest

    I too have come out of semi retirement, to play here and there.

    While I never closed my account my playtime in UO has been nonexistent, my question will be very newbish. Where do you buy salvage bags?

    I am not a big trade skill player but have decided to finally work my tinker/miner/smith. Right now I am at 100 Swordsmanship, Tactics, and Tinkering, 99 mining, 62 blacksmithing, 61 Carpentry, 50 tailoring, 55 magery.

    My plan is to remove the swordsmanship and tactics via a soul stone any suggestions as to where to go after that?
  6. Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb Of Saintly Patience
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    May 24, 2008
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    NPC Provisioners sell salvage bags. You can find them in most towns. The bags cost roughly 1200gp.

    Stayin Alive,