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Shimmering Effusion Guide?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Endrik, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Endrik

    Endrik Sage
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    Can anybody tell me where I can find a guide to the Prism of Light and the Shimmering Effusion? I have looked here and on UO guide, and neither has a readable map, or a description of how the heck I can actually get past the first level of the stupid dungeon. I even checked the UO.com website, and that was the biggest joke of all.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
     
  2. Harlequin

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    Stratics map
    http://uo.stratics.com/database/view.php?db_content=atlas&id=2432

    UOguide article
    http://www.uoguide.com/Prism_of_Light


    Quick area guide:

    Prism is broken into separate caverns. Each has a floor tile exit that brings you to the next area.

    1) Mines. No aggressive mobs, just run to the north end of the tunnel and solve the electric shock floor/maze thingy by stepping onto the tile with the sizzling electric arc. Repeatedly. Until the arc doesn't move to a new spot anymore. It will reset after a few minutes though, so you might have to solve it again after a while if you use the ticket to make a quick escape.

    2) Crystal daemon area. Kill and collect scattered crystals. Straightforward kills. Exit at the north east end of this cavern.

    3) Crystal hydra/crystal serpent area. Kill and collect shattered crystals from hydra. Kill and collect crushed crystals from serpents. Be careful of the hydra, their breath weapon scales with their HP like dragons, it is deadly when the hydra is at full HP. Stealthers beware of acidic floor tiles, very high chances of revealing you. Exit at the south west corner.

    4) Ice elemental/crystal vortex area. Ice elemental radiate cold and damage you, which will make them aggro you. Kill the vortexes for jagged crystals. Exit at north east.

    5) Crystal Lattice Seeker area. Kill them for pieces of crystal. 2 exits. South east one leads to the a small camp/settlement safe area. A +1 arcane circle is at the camp. South west is where the exit to the frozen mummy area is. It's inside the crystal hut thingy (opening to the hut is at the south side of the structure), so you have to go around the hut to enter it and see the exit to the frozen mummy area.

    6) Frozen mummy area. Kill for broken crystals. The 6 pillars at the center of this room is where you use the keys. Use the keys in this order, clockwise from the one at the 12 o'clock position, crushed/pieces/shattered/jagged/scattered/broken.

    Notes: All the 6 crystal keys have to be looted off slain mobs. And some drop infrequently, esp the ones from the sea serpent, hydra and vortex.

    This is the toughest peerless to do in terms of getting keys and beating the boss. The other peerless either have easier bosses or keys are easier to get.

    Always be careful of being ganked by the mobs. Small enclosed spaces where you run into mobs no matter which direction you go really doesn't help matters. Good thing you can hotkey the ticket to exit if you have UOA/EC.

    There's a NPC healer in the safe area/settlement if you get killed.

    Peerless room has an ankh you can use to rez as well.
     
  3. Endrik

    Endrik Sage
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    Thanks Harlequin, I appreciate that quick type up. I have already checked both of those links and they were not helpful at all. The map here on stratics looks like it was made on an Atari, and neither has any of the locations marked so I know where to get to the next level.

    I tried walking on that little sparkle and it was not doing anything other then causing damage to me, I stood on it for like 30 seconds. After reading your post I went back and tried it again and it worked... I think the first time I tried I was in wraith form and may not have been standing directly on it.

    Anyway, thanks again for your post. It helped me more then stratics, uoguide, and uo.com all put together.
     
  4. Harlequin

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    No problemo, I added more stuff to my post.

    This was the first peerless I did. Kept doing it until I got my 2nd crystalline ring and then tried other peerless. THEN I realized damn, I started off with the wrong peerless!
     
  5. Endrik

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    Ya, I can solo the dreadhorn with no problem at all so I figured I would try something new. I can kill the Hydras and all the other monsters in there very easily, but I die pretty fast when they all target and gank, just like you warned. Ill have to work on this a bit more. One day I would like to figure out how to do Proxy and Grizzle and see if those are a little easier.
     
  6. Xalan Dementia

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    what kinda template you usin har?
     
  7. OxAO

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    getting the keys is the hardest part. Dragon/Dogs(CU) make this peerless farily easy just kill the small stuff first when it spawns.

    They hydra room is the hardest.
     
  8. OxAO

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    my necro/bush/fencer can solo the dreadhorn and Proxy (I have not tried the travesty yet)

    With the proxy one key I have to use a tamer to kill that daemon. Other then that just don't use a double strike type weapon (lighting or fireball) other wise you take more damage.
     
  9. Xalan Dementia

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    ive only really tried to get keys with a spellweav/mage tamer with a greater. always get hung up on hydras.
     
  10. Harlequin

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    For shimmering, wife and I both use stealth mage/weaver/ninja to gather and place the keys.

    Then we swap to our mage/weaver/tamers to kill the peerless.

    Stand 8 tiles away to avoid being aggro'd from the AOE, then gift of life/gift of renewal/GHeal on pets.
     
  11. Xalan Dementia

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    ah nice, ill have to get me a char set for key gathering and give it a go. thx for info
     
  12. Xalan Dementia

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    well i just tried key farming with my powermystic, and it was quite simple!
    template:
    120 magery
    120 eval
    120 mysticism
    120 meditation
    100 spellweaving
    112 imbue(planning on 120)
    died a few times but was able to recover with gift of life. Rising colossus did all the work. they dispelled him pretty steady but with Arcane Empowerment i was able to keep him walkin longer. overall took about 45 minutes. now i wonder if i should try this character vs the boss himself, im sure my colossus will get the crud dispelled out of him. ill see what happens and let yall kno
     
  13. Xanthril of LA

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    Nice info here. Thanks. I've been wanting to give shimmering a go also.
     
  14. Viquire

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    The adventurers forum once had a complete walkthrough including key placement. I'll have to see if I still have that. This remains the only peerless I have not completed.