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[Parry] Self Repair 5 and shields?

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Obsidian, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Obsidian

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    How does Self Repair work?

    I have 2 x Self Repair 5 shields that I have been using to train parrying on sheep. I thought that would be sufficient, but as the sheep got stronger, they thrashed those shields. I thought the shields would keep repairing, but the repair isn't keeping up with the durability damage from the sheep. I need to have a smith repair both of them before I head back and try to finish the last 15 points from 100 to 115 (my scrolled max). I probably should grab some more shields too just in case as this rate.

    Thanks for your insight!

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  2. Kellgory

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    The problem is that your taking in damage faster than the shields can self repair. I take it that you have bushido on that char.
     
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    No bushido. I removed that via soulstone before I started training parry.

    I ended up buying a stash of npc bucklers and used each until they broke. I hit 115 last night. I still don't quite understand how self repair works. At SR5 is it a chance to increase durability by 5 for every hit on that armor/shild item? If so, what is the percent chance per hit to self repair. There seems to be something with the hit rate over time. I was getting hit many many times very quickly.

    Anyone have any more insight? Thanks!

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  4. Ash

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    My understanding of how Self Repair works is it will only trigger every 60 seconds. So a Self Repair 5 will repair 5 pts of damage once a minute. So if you are taking more damage in a minute than it can repair, then it will slowly reach 0.
     
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    If you don't have bushido, I would throw away the shields and use a weapon that you don't have any skill. It works very well for elf chars. I like using the covorting club for non macers, or two handed weapons that I purchased from the NPC.
     
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    If you are training Parry without Bushido, you shouldn't even be using a shield.

    Parry gaining is difficulty based. The less chance you have to parry, the higher your chance to gain, so since it is harder to parry with a shield, you have more of a chance to gain without one.
     
  7. Kula

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    I believe you can equip items without durability and they should lower the amount of durability hits you take to the shield. I remember reading about this on a FoF, they mentioned how durability damage is assigned, and part of the calculation included stuff like Quivers, maybe even sashes. I never tested it, but it's worth a try at least :)