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Smuggler's Edge + Fighting skill

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by Lord_Rotin, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Lord_Rotin

    Lord_Rotin Adventurer
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    Hi there,

    some questions about smuggler's edge.

    Do i need a weapon skill to use it? - Will i have better success, if my hit chance is higher? - Means, do i need dex?

    What would be the best template for a thief using that item?

    I thought of the following skills:

    Stealing, Stealth, Hiding, ninjitsu, Magery, medi, snooping

    but if i need a weapon skill i need to significantly change that template.

    What would be in your openion a good template on this?

    Stealing, Stealth, Hiding, ninjtisu, fencing, tactics, healing, etc...???

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Black Sun

    Black Sun Grand Poobah
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    You don't *need* weapon skill, but your chance of hitting your target (and surviving any battle) will greatly increase if you have some skill.

    Here's the template I use for the smugglers edge. It's basically a warrior who can't parry but can steal and hide. My thief uses the bulk of my soul stones, His template is probably switched around the most of all my characters.

    100 hiding
    100 stealth
    100 stealing
    120 fencing
    100 anatomy
    100 tactics
    100 healing

    His suit raises both stealth and stealing to 120.
     
  3. Lord_Rotin

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    Thanks Black Sun.

    I tried it and put 100 fencing on my thief.

    I do a lot of hits even kill every earth elemental with this. - But my smuggler´s edge only steals around every 100 hits an item.

    Is this correct, or am i doing something wrong?

    Thank you.
     
  4. Gunga_Din

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    The Edge gives a bonus for rare drop based on REAL stealing. 120 off of suit or rings won't help ya.
     
  5. Black Sun

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    The success rate is low. But as Gunga mentioned, it only uses real skill. I didn't even bother using mine until I hit GM. Even at 120 real skill you only have like a 13% chance to steal a rare item. Hunting with it isn't something you can just run out and do for 30 minutes and expect to bring in a big haul. Generally after a few hours I usually only end up with less than a dozen items.
     
  6. Gunga_Din

    Gunga_Din Guest

    Yea, it does take some time but after i hit 120 real skill, i did notice an increase in drop rate.

    My toon is like a RP smuggler.

    GM Swords
    GM Tactics
    GM Magery
    GM Poisoning
    80 Stealth (with +20 Cloak)
    GM Hiding
    120 Stealing
    40 Focus

    Snooping and Lockpicking on stones if needed for anything. I like the poisoning for Assassin title, plus it comes in handy when i'm killing shinobi :)
     
  7. semmerset

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    My thief fighter

    120 mace fighting
    120 stealing(with +60)
    100 resist spell
    100 tactics
    60 chivalry
    60 anotomy
    40 magery
    55 necromancy
    55 spritspeak
    70 forcus

    I cast horrific beast and fighting.
    Horrific beast have HP regeneration 20,so not need healing.
    But not work spritspeak :(
    It is possible to improve it.
     
  8. Eslake

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    I picked up the edge several days ago and trained my thief in Despise with it.. The results ;


    it is a Skinning Knife.
    30% SSI
    Swords (Use Best Weapon)
    255 durability (cannot be powdered)

    With 120 stealing, it attempts to steal from the reponds and lizardmen every 8-12 hits.
    For some reason, vs Earth Elementals it attempts to steal far Less Often.


    About 5% of the successful thefts are special items.
    The lanterns are quite rare, maybe 5% of the special item count, and I have yet to get a smugger's toolbox.
     
  9. pacific cruiser

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    Eslake if your looking for the specials you need to hang at spawn areas ...if you do not like to venture to felucca then go to serrado in tokuno or/ and ishenar spawns they seems to yeild way more specials when using the smuggler's edge weapon..
     
  10. Serine

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    i returned to uo not so long ago , and i been testing smugglers edge and after 15 hours at Ilshenar champs spawns i havent got any lanterns , last year i would have gotten around 10 lanterns . They removed the lanterns as drop from smugglers edge ?
     
  11. Lord Kotan

    Lord Kotan Slightly Crazed
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    I know this is old.. but where can you get this at?