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Thief question...

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by Tangled Metal, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Tangled Metal

    Tangled Metal Lore Master
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    Nov 4, 2009
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    O.K. I have not had a thief for over 9 years. Looking to build a non-pvp thief. I have no plans to steal from other players with this character. Strictly using for stealing of artifacts, etc. With all that said here is my question:

    1. Is there any reason to have Stealing or Stealth real skill of 120? If I have items and Jewelry that makes me 120 in both is that sufficient? Or are there benefits to having real skill?
  2. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Dread Lord

    May 12, 2008
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    No need to have real skill at 120. You can get by with 75 stealth if you wear leather or mage armor. Use items to boost both and you will do fine.
  3. aoLOLita

    aoLOLita Sage
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    Jun 4, 2008
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    To steal the balm items, I made a throwaway char w/50 Steal & the soulstoned skill to my Stealth Mage (100 Hide & 85 Stealth). I used +10 Smug Bandanna, +20 Shadow Legs, and +30 jewel set to get to 110 skill and once I found a cheap 120 scroll, I SS'd over 80ish Ninja slill so I could use +10 Ferret form tali.

    Ferret form not very vesatile (can't cast magic) so I stole bandis from Tram Bucs Deen barrel until I reached 60ish real skill.

    When SA came out, I used to hunt in Cavern & Underworld with my stealth-mage, carrying the insureed +60 items in backpack. Whenever I saw an arti spawn, I would run into the nearest phone booth and chae into SuperThief:)

    Now with Latterns, I change my chars an made my Busido 120 swds into my Lanternthief. I soulstoned 115 Bushido & 120 Parry and added 60 Steal, 100 Hide and 40 Stealth. Not needing LRC on new Steal jewels, I made new set that has +30 Steal and +26 Stealth, rest in dcci/hci and stats.

    So yes, as long as you have items, no need for real skill.