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What do I lose to become an Elf?

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by Duncan McDermott, May 30, 2008.

  1. I thought I read that you lose some STR when you become an elf. How much do you lose and is that the only downfall to becoming an elf?
  2. STR loss is that humans can carry more than what is based on STR formula - my Miner is 125 STR and is max carry of 550 (100+ stone more than STR formula).

    Humans regen HP faster than Elves

    Humans have better chance of finding MORE resources (ore, wood, etc)

    JoAT of 20 in all skills

    Ref - Stratics page on Humans.

    Elves on the other hand ...

    Have Nightsight

    Added Energy resist (+5 to this) - cap will show elf with 75 I believe

    Can locate the rare resources (wood, ore) better

    More difficult to track

    Can better detect hidden mobs and enemies

    Increased mana to some extent (I don't know the number)

    Ref - Stratics page on Elves.
  3. nightsight, difficult to track, extra mana, locating rare resources all sound good to me. I am tired of being left in the dark in a dungeon. The little loss on carrying capacity dosn't sound that bad to me. Thanks T'Amon
  4. Painted Elves

    Painted Elves Journeyman
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    May 17, 2008
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    Also...If you have rare hair colorings on your character you'll have to redye it after becoming an elf.
    or so I believe....
  5. FarukAlazar

    FarukAlazar Guest

    The mana increase for an elf is +20. So a human starts with 10 int/ 10 mana, an elf starts with 10 int / 30 mana.
  6. Azureal

    Azureal Guest

    You lose your humanity!! YOUR HUMANITY!1!1!1

  7. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Human: Can use special moves at -10 cost at 120 Weapon skill (and no other qualifiers), or a total of 140 in two qualifiers (70+ in weapon & the rest in 1 other qualifier). An elf needs 300 skill points in qualifiers to do this (most likely for Samurais & Ninja). If you aren't running a Samurai or Ninja, and are a weapon user that uses special moves, you're better off human, as the special move cost reduction will more than offset the 20 extra mana within 10 seconds.

    The JOAT also makes humans without points in Focus recover stamina and Mana faster than an elf without the skill, and mana faster if a character without real Med skill. My humans with neither, but wearing medable armor don't miss the skills - but having at least one is mandatory for an elf (having 20 more max mana means nothing if you have no regen).

    Non-tamer Humans can use JOAT to lore their mounts
    Humans have the ability to use low-end chivalry spells without skill (but with a substantial chance of fizzle) - the ability to close wounds before running back for a corpse is a great thing.
    Humans can also do the spellweaving quest and cast Arcane Circle, Gift of Renewal, Nature's Fury & a few other spells at 0 real skill with JOAT, and the effects can be incredible with a level 5 focus (that you can get by getting 4 other people without real SW skill on a circle) - Gift of renewal lasts almost a minute, at 9 or 10 HP every 2 seconds, when cast with a level 5 focus by a human using JOAT.

    And those are just the most obvious benefits of the JOAT - other skills have more, but the complete list are on the old boards waiting to be restored.
  8. Well it seems I am on hold now because Darius is too busy. I did the SW quest a few days ago. I only have the skill to 70 just now as I am on Siege. Will being a Elf cramp my style as a SW? Will it lower the amount I will gain from a focus group? I still have time to rethink this if I need to until Darius gets unbusy. I will be a crafter with magery to get around. I do have med but no focus. No weapon skill will I have. Should I go for it still?
  9. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    Jan 5, 2001
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    No, spellweaving is not affected by what race your char is. My spellweaver on Europa is an elf, likewise my crafter on Siege.
  10. That's good to know Petra, now if I can just get Darius to get unbusy

    *EDIT* Darius made me a Elf today finally. He has quite a busy schedule. I dropped from being able to carry 539 to 477 stones. That is more than I expected heck that is 62 stones. Can an Elf be that fragile?
  11. Cear Dallben Dragon

    Cear Dallben Dragon Babbling Loonie
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  12. Llewen

    Llewen Grand Inquisitor
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    It's a little known fact... You can lore pets at 0 lore. It will take a few tries, but you can do it.
  13. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    but, it's a bit easier for a human to do, than an Elf.