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So there I was...

Discussion in 'UO Chesapeake' started by Don't Tread on Me, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Don't Tread on Me

    Don't Tread on Me Lore Keeper
    Professional Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter

    Oct 13, 2009
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    about to imbue some new jewelry for one of my chars, and I notice that I don't have any precision essence left. Well, I can't have a macer without HCI, right? So I luck up and run down to the abyss (thanks SHE for the teleporter, as always) to get me some essence of precision.

    Yeah, and that's why I don't have a whole stack waiting for me. Geez! Why does that mini-spawn suck so bad! It's like you can't take a step without getting mega blasted by spells all over the place. I'm sitting there all sorts of in tram using pots and even my trap box for this thing. I absolutely hate doing that mini-champ.

    Oh, yeah, so maybe I don't have a ton of luck, but I went down last night with 11 hundred somthing or another... not too shabby, and I did the whole thing twice and got 7 essences. 7!!!! Wow, what a gyp!!! So I went down there tonight, and what do you know, I can't stop dieing. I took a dirt nap 3 times doing that stupid spawn. But apparently dieing helps get you stuff, cause I took home 12 essences and there were a couple other fortune seekers around there now and again.

    Yeah, I got no love for the fire ant/dumb aligator/buring gargoyle/efreet/lava elem/fire daemon spawn. I mean, which slayer do you use???? I decided on the flame slayer, mostly for the lava elems and the reknowned, but jeez, I really hate that mini-champ. I much prefer the tardo rats in junk valley.

    Anyone want to donate a couple hundred ess of precision so I never have do that horrible mini-champ again? Come on, I know you want to.
  2. longshanks

    longshanks Guest

    whirlwind is ur friend there. a sammy does o.k. though on third level i like to go across the bridge and pull up 2-3 things max at a time.

    another good combo is the tamer/necro using the gdragon.

    patience takes u a long way in that spawn. for drops ur at the mercy of rng. i've gotten as much as 14 for a spawn and low as 5...

    i feel ur pain though.
  3. Gorbs

    Gorbs Sage
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    Nov 5, 2009
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    I equipped a flame slayer but didn't see any impact from it. I farmed up my essences there using a sampire with soul seeker (100% cold damage) and just whirlwinded everything. Fire ants are annoying, so I use EoO for them. The side spawn at that level doesn't hurt. The last level - fire daemon and lava elementals goes pretty fast. If I have the daemons isolated I'll use EoO, otherwise I just try to keep only two targets on me and use momentum strike.

    Your essence drop rates seem comparable to what I've seen there.
  4. Smoot

    Smoot Grand Poobah
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    Nov 17, 2009
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    Yeah its a shame the flame slayer doesnt work on everything down there, but it Does work on the lava elementals, and since they can be a real pain with their paralyze spell i think its worth it. I know the slayer also works for the lava serpents, but they arent much of a threat anyways.
    Really wish it would work for the ants.