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returning player.... yeah, another one

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by java26, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. java26

    java26 Guest

    ok, so I played uo fairly casually about 2-3 years ago and have decided to try to make a comeback. one of my main chars for strictly pvm was a sampire when you could use mods to boost your necro up, cast vamp embrace and switch back to your combat eq. That apparently has changed, so three questions:

    1. with my current skills what should I drop to get necro up to the required 99
    anatomy 100
    bushido 120
    chivalry 70
    healing 100
    necro 40
    parry 120
    sword 120
    tactics 45

    2. Are sampires still viable? What I mean is can I still beat on the beasts I use to? (peerless bosses and other high ends)

    3. And this at the risk of sounding completely newbish do I need imbued eq or should the stuff I use to wear still cut it? Or should I go ahead and work on getting my stuff imbued out the wazoo??

    Thanks and I'm sure I'll have tons more questions to follow
     
  2. Lynk

    Lynk Grand Poobah
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    I'm audibly sighing right now.
     
  3. *sighs louder*
     
  4. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Ignore those guys. Let me try to answer your questions.

    1. Template
    120 Swords
    120 Parry
    120 Bush
    100 Tactics
    100 Anat/Resist
    99 Necro
    61 Chivalry

    You can still use skill boosting items. An imbued bracelet with a bit more chivalry could help.

    2. Sampires are still top dog, in terms of melee toons.

    3. What armor are you wearing currently? Doesn't matter if your armor is imbued or not - what matters are the mods. For a sampire, you wanna aim for:
    100 di including your weapon
    150 dex/180 stam if possible
    45 dci
    45 hci if you plan to use specials; can be 0 if you just plan to lightning strike
    mr
    lmc

    Welcome back. :)
     
  5. Again.....
     
  6. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    It takes a while for you and Lynk to grow on people. :)

    Anyway, the two of you offer too much of your time helping folks. Take a break and spend some time playing for yourselves.
     
  7. Riply

    Riply Lore Keeper
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    Well there have been many posts about this subject, and tbh thier is not just one template that could be used. It really depends on what your fighting and what your comfortable with. I have been changing my template and trying differant things to see what works best for my type of play style. I find it to be actually alot of fun and with a few soul stones very easy to inter change skills. Also as has been mentioned countless times the test shard is an excellant way to try out possible templates too. But the first things is to look at the sticky posts above. As far as templates I will show you my current one.

    Currently

    Anat 100
    sword 120
    tatics 100
    bushdio 120
    chiv 70
    resist 110
    necro 99

    I use assasin armour, ring with 5 ssi and dex around 160, hp around 125 and the rest mana. Going to make a new braclet with my imbuer and like i said i am always changing things around. I just started hunting in the new Abyss dungeon, where they have the mini champ spawns. There is one area where they have acid slimes, acid elementals etc, and being a swordsman my armour and weapon takes some serious damage. So I may try replacing anat and resist for magery and eval for that spawn. I am trying to get all the differant essance rather then buy it for my imbuer. Part of the fun for me at least is trying new things in the game and experimanting.

    PS; Best to have an armoured swamp dragon and carry an extra scroll of armour in you backpack because they tend to wear out. Aslo regs to cast vamp again and a couple scrolls for I think its reflective or reactive armour to boost up your resists.
     
  8. Dex caps at 150. Perhaps you meant Stamina?......rolleyes:
     
  9. Lefty

    Lefty Lore Keeper
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    Clearly a typo. Sorry you can't get any more post titles for useless dribble:sad2:
     
  10. Riply

    Riply Lore Keeper
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    Hehe yes once you hit 50 the brain farts more :popcorn:
     
  11. A typo that could very well confuse a new, or even returning, player. Typos such as this need to be corrected so as not to cause said confusion. Sorry if you aren't able to see things from a different point of view.

    And btw.....I can get another post title, I just choose not to. :lick:
     
  12. omgmir

    omgmir Guest

    What bout this template posted on the uoforums?

    Basically dropping parry for anatomy and resist both. After reading up a bunch on Sampires I was under the impression Parry was vital to soloing high-end mobs, but this person seems to have no problems.. very confusing for a new player.
     
  13. Riply

    Riply Lore Keeper
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    Parry gives you an added percentage to block being hit more. So in simple terms if you normally get hit ten times with the parry skill being used, you may get hit 12 times with out the parry skill. It's a matter of what kind of temp plate you want and like I said earlier thiers not a perfect set up. I vary mine up and experiment depending on the equipment I am using and what I am fighting etc.
     
  14. omgmir

    omgmir Guest

    Right, well I don't have a house full of soulstones, massive wealth, and access to any item or imbue I want. So when i'm looking at a template to make I don't have the option of changing it around and experimenting whenever I want.. i'm looking for a solid build right out of the gate.

    Hence my question. :)
     
  15. NickyDishes

    NickyDishes Guest

    there are milliions of previous posts about every single sampire template.....even the ones people think r cool that are gimp and get u destroyed with.....some of us r happy to answer questions just not the same ones over and over again
     
  16. Riply

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    :bdh:
     
  17. aceheart1976

    aceheart1976 Guest

    im actually pretty happy with my template, which is a basic template from here

    120 swords
    120 parry
    120 bushi
    100 anat
    100 tact
    100 necro
    60 chiv

    my base stats without items are 100 100 45
    after all enhancing items my stamina is around 158 which puts me at max swing with radiant scimitars, which i love with the whirlwind attack in high mob areas