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Sampire Fire Resists too low

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Solus, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Solus

    Solus Guest

    I have the recommended Sampire suit.

    Folded Steel Glasses
    Jackals Collar
    Midnight Bracers
    Ring of Vile
    Leggings of Bane
    Conjurer's Trinket
    resilient bracer
    heart of the lion

    My problem is, when I'm in vamp form, my fire def is in the mid 20s. It's funny because I can destroy Miasma but if I get too close to a reptalon, they 1 shot fireball me. Is there anything you guys could recommend I swap out? Example, Heart of the Lion is a minor artie but brings me to 45% DCI. I dunno. I like the suit and it owns, but I'd like more all round defense. Thanks in advance
  2. Sir Kenga

    Sir Kenga Guest

    Drop Leggings of Bane and Midnight Bracers for runic made armor pieces.
  3. Farsight

    Farsight Crazed Zealot
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    May 12, 2008
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    Who the heck recommended that suit?

    Do what Kenga said.
  4. NBG

    NBG Lore Master
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    May 15, 2008
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    I don't know who told you this is a good set but this is definitely not the standard set used by a sampire:

    Folded Steel Glasses ---> Mace and Shield Glasses
    Jackals Collar ---> Crafted high res gorget with stam/lmc
    Midnight Bracers ---> I use this but most people go with crafted sleeves
    Ring of Vile ---> ring with DCI, HCI, DI and res mod or skill mod
    Leggings of Bane ---> use Fey legging
    Conjurer's Trinket
    Stormgrip ----> some people use crafted Gloves
    resilient bracer -----> bracelet with DCI, HCI, DI and res mod or skill mod
    heart of the lion ---> Rune beetle's carapace or crafted chest
  5. Aibal

    Aibal Slightly Crazed
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    May 14, 2008
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    Everyone seems to have it covered. Whoever set you up with that suit didn't have a clue. I run M&S, runic mempo, runic arms, Stormgrips, HoL, Fey Legs, Conj trinket, and a couple nice imbued jewels. Imbuing jewels is AWESOME for sampy's btw. Good runic stuff and/or jewels will get you all you need resist wise as well as great mods.
  6. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Oct 21, 2008
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    Yup. Change the suit a bit, for sure.
  7. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator
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    May 21, 2008
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    Yeah some one gave you some bad information. The key to the sampire is max DCI, DI, and the proper weapon (SSI, HSL, HML, DI at a minimum).

    Many of the pieces you have can be used, but if you use all of the arties at once your resists will suffer. I try to knock out the DCI in as few pieces as possible which gives me more flexibility to find high resists pieces with stamina increase. Many use the following:

    Head: Mace & Shield Glasses (for the 35 HLD and good resists/mods)
    Neck: Runic Gorget (some use Jackal's Collar for the Dex but the resists are poor)
    Chest: Runic Chest or Heart of the Lion (15 DCI)
    Arms: Runic Arms (I recommend against the Bracers as the resists suck)
    Gloves: Stormgrip (25 DI) or Runic
    Legs: Fey Leggings (20 DCI)
    Ring: DCI/HCI/DI/DEX/Resists as required (Ring of Vile is ok)
    Brace: DCI/HCI/DI/DEX/Resists as required
    Cloak: Quiver of Infinity (5 DCI) or Melissa's Cloak (5 Fire Resist)
    Robe: Conjurer's Garb (5 DCI)
    Talisman: Conjurer's Trinket or Primer on Arms

    In my opinion, they key is to get 45 DCI and then piece the resists together. On all of the runic, I look for pieces with higher than 60 total resist and has stamina increase as a minimum. It is a puzzle trying to max resists out without going overboard in one area and being short in another. Remember, you need to stack extra fire resist because Vamp Form is -25 fire. I build out my suit in a spreadsheet and try all sorts of combos until I find one that works. Usually I am short somewhere so I am always shopping trying to get to the perfect suit with 70/70/70/70/75 resists, 45 DCI, 100 DI, some HCI, and Stamina above 150 (the higher the better).

    Don't be afraid to look for imbued rings and bracelets. I find that these are the wild card slots to fill holes in your suit. If you have an imbuer or have a friend who is one you might be able to get something custome made for free if you provide the ingredients. I usually have fire resists on my ring and brace to help bring this up to 70, but if you got the 95 total you need (with vamp form on) from the armor then you are good to go.

    Good luck pieces your pieces together!


    P.S. Don't ditch any of your items until you have your full suit together. Sometimes you think you're not going to use an item, and then all of a sudden the perfect piece shows up on a vendor that forces you to pull that one item out of your bank box and use it.