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sampire for dummies

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by silmwarensurion, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. silmwarensurion

    silmwarensurion Journeyman

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    Need some help with the basics of making a sampire. Ive been looking on how to make one; But, it seems that their are many choices in making one. I need some instruction on what is the basic abc standard of making a sampire. I have all the required skills as well as the alternate choice skills as well. I am probably gonna choose the magic resist path. But if someone could assist me in this; I will be full of gratitude.

    I also would like to know what are the best items that really make a sampire super great.
    Please and thanks...
     
  2. Taylor

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    Here's my own sampire advice:

    After trying half a dozen templates over the past couple of years, I finally settled on one that I like:

    120 Fencing
    120 Bush
    115 Tactics
    100 Anat
    100 Heal/Resist
    99 Necro
    66 Chivalry

    Perhaps the most unusual aspect of this template is that it lacks parry. Thus far, my experience has been that I don't miss parry a bit. After adding both healing an anatomy, I am healing way more damage than I defended against with parry.

    Also, I switched from swordsmanship to fencing in order to use leafblades. The feint and AI specials are awesome. Plus, with 180 stamina, I don't need any swing speed increase (ssi) on the weapons, leaving a free mod for imbuing. My primary weapon looks like this:

    Leafblade
    60 hit mana leech
    44 hit stamina leech
    47 hit fireball
    30 hit lower attack

    I also have an armory of similar leafblades, but with slayers and super slayers instead of hit fireball.

    This is how I run my sampire:

    Macros

    Honor
    Dispel Evil
    Enemy of One
    Divine Fury
    Bandage Self
    Consecrate Weapon
    Primary Attack
    Secondary Attack
    Confidence
    Lightning Strike

    Arm/Disarm my various weapons and slayers

    Tactics

    Honor: Honor everything--yes, even mongbats. Once you have honored an opponent, each successful hit counts toward your "perfection" rating. Every time you build perfection, your damage output increases, eventually reaching 100% di.

    Consecrate Weapon: This spell adjust your weapon damage type so that it correlates with your enemy's weakest resist.

    Enemy of One: Use this spell carefully. It increases your damage output against a particular type of enemy--your enemy of one--but makes you more susceptible to all other creatures. When I'm fighting a boss-type creature one-on-one, I use EOO liberally. However, when I'm just starting a champ and there are a variety of different creatures around, I typically don't cast it.

    Confidence: Causes you to regenerate health more quickly.

    Common Specials: Feint on my leafblades cuts all damage, both magic and physical, by half for 4-5 seconds. Whirlwind hits all nearby enemies. Armor Ignore hits for base damage (i.e., as if the mob was not wearing armor).

    Trap Box: You only need one. If the box is oriented the right way in your pack, you can repeatedly click on it to take a bit of damage. This will break any paralyze spell. I use my trap box often, especially since I don't have resist.

    Pots: If I'm fighting a more challenging mob, I drink strength pots to increase my hp and agility pots to prevent my stamina from decreasing due to the weaken spell. Occasionally, I also chug a heal pot, if I'm low on hp and waiting for a bandage to kick in.

    Food: You'll be taking a lot of damage, which causes your stamina to drop. If your stamina drops, your swing speed decreases. Because a sampire relies on damage output for health, a reduction in your swing speed can be lethal. I carry cooked chickens and eat them occasionally.

    Enchanted Apples: Eating them removes curses.

    Arcane Items: If you die, you will need to recast vampiric embrace. Some folks carry regs for this...but this means sneaking back to your body to without vamp form. Personally, I carry an insured arcane item. Arcane charges allow you to cast one spell per charge. Currently, I have an arcane cloak in my pack with 20 arcane charges. These items are cheap and easy to make--you can collect arcane crystals from controlers in Ishenar.

    What My Sampire Carries

    300 bandages, split into three piles to prevent the entire pile from being looted by a monster. 10-15 enchanted apples, greater strength pots, greater agility pots, and cooked chickens. 1 insured arcane item. 1 trapped box. 1 normal leafblade, 1 normal kama (whirlwind for weaker mobs), 1 demon slayer leafblade, 1 repond slayer leafblade. 1 Conjurer's trinket (undead, everything else), 1 primer on arms (reponds). Books (rune, spell).

    Here's a screen shot of my sampire's desktop. Notice the aids, enchanted apples, trap box, cooked birds, and potions under my health bar, as well as the blue arcane cloak in my pack.

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    Example: How I'd Solo the Skeletal Dragon Minichamp

    Level 1: Skeletons and Patchwork Skeletons. Because patchwork skeletons can dismount you, I protect my swampy by having it stay just outside of the champ area. I climb on my charger and use my kama to quickly whirlwind all of the skeletons and patchwork skeletons.

    Level 2: Bone Mages and Skeletal Knights. I retrieve my swamp dragon and switch to my leafblade. My killing of this spawn is very systematic: pull health bar, honor, consecrate weapon, and lightning strike until dead. Rinse and repeat.

    Level 3: Skeletal Liches. I quickly pull up one health bar and honor it before it can bless itself. (Note: once it blesses itself, it's health decreases a bit, which makes honoring impossible. Must be at full health to honor). Next, I lead away the one that I honored--I prefer to take them one-on-one. Of screen, I cast EOO, consecrate, and feint, then I run up and start lightning striking it. Every time I take damage, I apply a bandage. If I get paralyzed, I hit my trap box. If I get blood oathed, I cast remove curse or eat an apple. Continue to heal and lightning strike, recasting consecrate weapon as needed. Once one is dead, repeat with the next one.

    Level 4: Skeletal Dragon [Renowned]. Again, I pull its health bar and honor it before it can bless itself. Off screen, I cast EOO, consecrate, and feint. I also chug a strength pot and an agility pot. Next, I run in and start lightning striking. If it paralyzes me, I hit my trap box and heal. If it curses/blood oaths, I remove curse or eat an apple. If it summons a revenant, I cast dispel evil. If my hp is too low, I hit confidence and run out of range, heal up, recast consecrate, and return to the fight. Throughout this process, I rarely look at the actual fight: my eyes are on my health and status bar. It'll be dead before you know it.
     
  3. silmwarensurion

    silmwarensurion Journeyman

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    Thanks for taking the time assist me Syrus. Looks like that is the info i was looking for. But being from the city, I wonder why i cant just go down to the store and just buy it.:D
     
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    Many thanks to you for bringing knowledge to the people. Did you just copy & paste from one of your previous posts? Seemed surprisingly familiar.

    Here is the leafblade I want to talk about. Seems like the leafblade has four mods, what about the fifth? Damage Increase?
     
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    Yep! I think that this is posted nearly half a dozen times on Stratics forums. And yes, the leafblade also has 40 di. :)
     
  6. NuSair

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    I get 100 DI from my suit, which makes for some really nice weapons.

    It's an expensive way to go, but worth it.
     
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    I suspect that your suit is much nicer than mine. To the OP: if you're able to achieve 100 DI on your suit, you'd be able to fit an additional mod on your weapon!
     
  8. silmwarensurion

    silmwarensurion Journeyman

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    So some questions...

    I am somewhat confused about the honor virtue and lightning strike. Is LS an effected bonus if you honor a target? When I macro LS it seems to make the same sound when i honor a target. Should i be doing both of them? Or should i just honor run in and let the temp and weapon choice(leafblade) do its work?

    Grabbing bars too. I guess i have been using tamer tacs to do this. Is grabbing better, than if you press ctrl+shift and then use that bar to honor/attack? When i do it like this i dont have grab, i can just click on that. I started doing it like this because of spawns. I did it like this because when you are getting swarmed you have an X amount of bars on your screen. So when a lich lord moves in on your screen and you didnt see him and you dont have a bar for him... ya dead tamer time... yes tamers die!!!

    Im sure im gonna be asking questions for a few days; as new things pop up for me.
    As for weapons. Its my guess no-imbued weapons? Because if your gonna be using it all the time, should it be non-imbued?

    I have more questions but ill hold them back for now...
     
  9. NuSair

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    I use a UO macro...

    Target Nearest Hostile
    Attack Last Target

    Clicking things will get you dead.
     
  10. NuSair

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    Lightning Strike and Honor are 2 separate things. Lightning Strike give you +60% HCI (cap is 45%) and a chance for a critical hit. Honor does 2 things. One- each hit gets to closer to perfection and a higher damage bonus. Two- builds up the Honor Virtue which is nice not only for getting to your corpse when you die, but will let you do things like kill Saliva without all the other stuff hitting you....or keep the spawn from hitting you and will let them target that PK that just came to steal your spawn. :D

    If you can find/make non-imbued weapons, sure. But you want imbued if you can't. At the worst, you need Mana Leach.... you can get around Hit Stamina Leach and Slayer (if you can get honor).... Elemental damage weapons are nice, but you can cast CW to get around that.....
     
  11. silmwarensurion

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    Im looking for a leafblade currently; But, here are my good quality fencing weapons.

    #1 elven spellblade
    hsl 46
    hfb 44
    hml 52
    hld 42
    di 38
    100 phys
    speed 2.5s
    2 hnd

    #2 assasin spike
    hsl 42
    hml 40
    hld 48
    hll 42
    di 41
    100 phys
    speed 2s
    1 hnd

    current skills that i have and soulstoned skills

    character purpose was to get skills so that i could soulstone them.
    120 fencing
    115 anat
    87 healing
    111.5 parry
    tacs 115
    bushido 96.6
    chiv 74.9

    soulstoned skills that are applicable
    100 necro

    stats
    elf character
    str 96
    dex 125
    int 34
    255 stat cap

    gold available for suit/items 20-25 mil...