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What drops level 8 magery scrolls?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Miriandel, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Miriandel

    Miriandel Seasoned Veteran
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    I can't remember where we got our first sets back in 1997, was it in Destard from chests, or from monsters?

    Who remembers that?
    I sell spellbook and inscribing level 8's are a pain, so if they still drop on some mobs, I'd hunt them from time to time :)

    Thanx for any info.
     
  2. Lien Ragus

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    Best monster for level 8 scrolls and sometimes high level necro ones is in the Gauntlet in Doom. DF always has 2 piles of those high scrolls... 7 to 12 each time to what i ve seen.

    Good luck
     
  3. Zayin666

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    Slasher in Abyss also seems to have big stacks of lvl 8 scrolls.
     
  4. Miriandel

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    I'm mostly talking about classic UO here, getting to the gauntlet isn't exactly easy, and I don't have SA :thumbup:
     
  5. Silverbird

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    I wondered a few years ago about the same question. (Actually my question back then was: Where to get lvl 8 scrolls from, if a new shard would open? ) First monster that I can remember of dropping lvl 8's was/is the meer erternal. (It was the time before you were able to inscribe necro scrolls and vampiric embraces were aftersought for completing necro books.)
    Sometimes stronger event monsters drop lvl 8's. I lootet some from corpses of shadowlord manifestations. (Or how they were called during the event before the vulcano for SA showed up.)
    Nowadays treasure chests only cover up to lvl 7's. I cant remember that I got any scroll from picking dungeon chests.
    I could imagine that it was possible to rarely steal lvl 8 scrolls from chests in mage shops. (Like today with stealing wires from blacksmith shop chests.)

    My best tip for inscribing lvl 8 spells would be: look out for a decent to good talisman. One with a bonus of 25+% to non-exceptional inscribing should at least reduce your costs on fails for them. With a pendant of the magi, brightsight lenses and a boomstick you would have a good base of mana reg. You should build up a max medable mana reg suit for that. (LRC and LMC does not work for inscription.) If you are inscribing those scrolls often, you could try to have focus and meditation on your char (by using soulstones).
     
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    Very rarely they spawn in the barrels in Shame. I saw one there last week when I was hunting earths on Siege for gems, residue fodder and balms.
     
  7. Miriandel

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    That would be shame I then, I'll have a look :)
     
  8. Kaleb

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    Scribe's :party:
     
  9. Jermosh

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    The Mummy barrels in Deceit as well, they did not spawn on monsters till lately. I think it took a few months in the beginning to get all of the lvl8s for the shards.
     
  10. Basara

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    OK, this is what has level 8 scrolls (includes Vampiric Embrace scrolls for Necros):

    1. Static containers (barrels, crates, chests) when they are forced to reset, in any Tram/Fel Dungeon. If a container is a permanent fixture that can be opened, open it and remove any contents. Usually, within 30-60 minutes, it will refill with material that includes level 1-8 magery (but not the necro) scrolls, normal items, bones, body parts, and maybe gems. Strangely, blank scrolls are also a possibility.
    2. Many big event creatures
    3. The Dark Father in the Doom Gauntlet
    4. Meer Eternals in Ilshenar, at Sacrifice

    There are typically 3 families of mage/necro scroll drops.
    A. Blank Scrolls up to level 3 scrolls, including the 10 weakest Necro spells.
    B. Level 4-7 scrolls (including 5 necro scrolls)
    C. Level 8 scrolls.

    Very few creatures drop C., but typically also drop B.

    Most other creatures that drop scrolls will drop Only A (ex: Imps, Orc mages, rat mages), Only B (Gargoyles, liches, and most other spellcasters), or 1 A & 1 B (Air elementals, maybe a few others).
     
  11. Miriandel

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    Thanx for all the info :thumbsup: