I’m just returning to UO after a looong absence (last time I played was over 7 years ago). I’ve been reading that non-magic/bard/tamer templates actually work ok for PVM now, especially this ABC Archer build that everyone is talking about. I’ve decided to go with the template that Connor has been proposing in other threads: Archery 120 Bushido 120 Tactics 120 Healing 100 Anatomy 95 Resist 90 Chiv 75 So, with this in mind I have a few questions: 1) Gear All these new gear stats is a lot of get used to. I’m still reading up on what everything does, but can you guys with knowledge of a good ABC archer (for PVM, btw) give me a heads up as to what type of suit I should be trying to put together? First of all, does it need to be light armor still (like studded or leather) or one of the new armor types from SE? Secondly, what kinds of stats should I be looking for? I know I probably need the 70’s resist, but do I want luck, def chance, to hit, etc on top of the resists? 2) Weapons So I gather a balanced bow is a must now (to drink while shooting). What other mods are important on a good bow? Mana leach since there is no focus/med on this build? What should be my priority? 3) Stats Should I be working toward max dex on this guy or a balance of dex and int? (I imagine str does little for this build?) 4) Skilling up Of the two, is Archery or Bushido harder to skill up? I have an adv char token to start this guy out with and I was wondering if I should make the archer (from the warrior template) and skill up Bushido/Chiv or make the samurai and skill up healing/archery/Chiv. 5) Profit hunting When it’s all said and done and my suit/skills are good, where do ABC archers go to do some good hunting (solo for the most part since I don’t know anyone in-game anymore)? Is one place better for gold and another better for good loot? I doubt I'll be doing champ spawns until I find a good guild to run with, so I'm looking for non-champ loot areas. 6) Artis I’ve seen a few artis out there that looked good for an ABC archer (at least in my mind). What are common ones people try to get for this template? Thanks in advance for all the info! My account has some resources available to it, but I don’t want to blow my gold on the wrong stuff—so if people can give me some good ideas on what gear to buy that would max out my PVM abilities on this ABC template I’d really appreciate it! Connor and others: If any of you that regularly run this ABC template (or something similar) can give me specifics as to what gear/jewelry/weapons/artis you use that would be awesome. Atlantic has vendor malls that look full of nice stuff, but like I said I’d rather spend my money on something other people know works well! Thanks again!