Hey folks. Just got back to UO after something like 10 years off. I've decided to go ahead and try out one of the new skills: Imbuing. A friend of mine has likewise returned, and gone the tried and true tailoring route. Needless to say a huge deal has changed since I last played. I've done some significant amount of reading to try and catch up, but one place I'm left confounded is in the relationship between imbuing and using runic kits. Most guides don't seem to address this, and a couple of them in particular state that they have left this for other guide writers to handle. At a glance, it would seem that, unless you are using the very top-end runics, and happen to roll tremendously well (on both property and intensity selection) you are better off going the imbuing route. I haven't seen it stated in such plain language, though. Furthermore, given the incredibly steep market values for runic tools, I'm inclined to believe I have missed something critical along the way. Am I correct in my assumption that the properties bestowed by a runic tool, during creation, still count towards maximum imbue weight come imbue time? Can I imbue on top of a runic property to further enhance it, or will it overwrite said property? If a resistance is increase via a random runic property, does it count towards the 5 property limit? I hope I'm wrong, given that my friend has spent substantial time hoarding BODs with the distant dream of acquiring a runic tool or two, eventually.