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[Blacksmithing] Two Chars, Mixed up templates = help needed!

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Zy'ana, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Zy'ana

    Zy'ana Seasoned Veteran
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    Aug 10, 2008
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    I need to fit the following skills across two 'crafters' but not sure of the best way :

    Char 1 Char 2
    magery Magery
    music Tinkering
    peace Tailor
    Alchemy Hiding
    Carpentry Mining
    Lumberjacking smithy

    Char one is holding peace as i deleted a substandard tamer... but will be safe while chopping trees, and then turning them into gm instruments with the carp.

    Char 2 has hiding from old frostwood-free-for-all in fel, but no real need for that now. However, as carp is on other char, cant make the forges, but then - how often do u need to make one of those, and besides, i prefer elven ones.

    So c'mon, ideas please, tell me what to go on what char, and do i need to flush any skills and add different ones!

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    First of all, let's separate out the skills...

    Magery x 2


    Step 1.
    Now, the first obvious thing is you'll want mining on your smith, and LJ on your carpenter/Bowcrafter. Tinkering also used metal (and miner is the skill most likely to need to make tools in the field, on the fly, so stick it on the smith. You'll want to either get arms lor on both characters, or train it once and move it around with soulstones. Tailor will probably go best on the smith, to put all your major armor production on one character.

    Step 2:
    Looking at the room you have left, magery, music and peace will probably fit best still on character 1 - BUT... remember, you only need 45 music & 75 magery for all the items a carpenter can make, and one can get 50 magery or 40 music (50 music if an elf) from the right equipment*, but you can't have both at the same time. Music is fairly easy to build back up, as is magery below a certain point (50 magery is a breeze on a character that's never done the New Haven quest). Keep Peace where it is currently at, since you're mainly holding it for potential future use

    * Using only +15 jewelry, a library talisman, craftable ML stuff, and the fairly common Tome of lost knowledge spellbook from SE; I think it would be 47 magery maximum using jewelry, talisman and a crafted spellbook.

    For character 2, you'd be better off losing magery altogether for chivalry. That way, you don't have to keep regs on you OR use a 100% LRC suit - just donate gold whenever you passs by a shrine. It leaves you more room for cargo. IF you go totally non-combatant, you'd only need 65 Chivalry (and can put hiding on this character to hid from threats).

    Character 1
    Arms Lore
    Alchemy or Tailor**
    Put remaining points in a mix of magery & music, supplemented by 2 jewelry sets (one for each skill - both spawn as different expressions of the same jewelry property so you can't get both on one item). Swap jewelry as needed. As long as your pack animals are bonded, you don't need gate travel spells.
    **Option: for full crafting ability, get 2 soulstones, train Tailoring up to at least 70, and swap it and alchemy out as needed (in fact, I'd probably leave alchemy on the stone except when in use, to do tailor BOD runs).

    Character 2
    Arms Lore
    Chivalry (60 to 80 points - 65 preferred minimum)
    Choice of hiding (if it can be stoned over) or magery.

    Again, you won't need magery for travel for this character if your pack animals are bonded. One can, however, use a mage weapon with the chivalry to kill most things that produce normal & spined leather (at least in Trammel, Felucca & Malas you won't be fighting Hiryu any time soon), and between summons (cast without the mage weapon) and reequipping the weapon for combat, should be able to take most of the horned leather producers down (especially if the right slayer type).