1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

What exactly is Damage Modifier

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by Obsidian, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Premium Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    3,143
    Likes Received:
    780
    I obtained a quiver of elements with 10% damage modifier. What does that mean? Does it only impact arrows or crossbolts, or does it impact all damage (including melee using a sword)? Thanks!

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  2. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Messages:
    7,770
    Likes Received:
    1,132
    Damage Modifier is an item property that is found only on certain quivers. It works as follows, after all of the damage calculations are made, after all of an opponent's resistances are calculated, the total amount of damage is increased by the percentage indicated on the quiver. Currently, all of the quivers that possess the item property have a Damage Modifier of 10%.
     
  3. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Premium Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    3,143
    Likes Received:
    780
    Does it only impact arrows? What about melee damage with say an ornate axe?

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  4. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Messages:
    7,770
    Likes Received:
    1,132
    Did some testing and took on and off my quiver when fighting the same monsters. Did not made any difference in damage with wearing the quiver. So it seems that Damage Modifier don't ad for melee weapons.
     
  5. Nenime

    Nenime Guest

    Yes, me too. I put on and off the Quivers of Infinity, Elements and Fire and tested it first on Ice Fiends and then on Ogre Lords. The problem is that the resistances are random so you can't really say for sure what made the difference. But I did it for quite some time and I would validate what Frarc found out: Not applicable to melee damage. "Of course", you could say "it's a Quiver!". Not that easy because the 5% DCI of the Quiver of Infinity DOES count on a Melee.

    I think this is an interesting question for FoF. I checked them since March 2006. There were two question about the damage type of Quivers but only related to Archery. I searched the Knowlegde base too without results.
    Additionally to your question you could also ask if the equipped Quiver overrides the damage type of the melee weapon like it does on a bow. (Obviously not but I would like to read the explanation resp. the verification for this as well.)

    I would have sent it in already but the feedback site is not encrypted and I refuse to sent sensitive data like my account name this way. (I'm kind of a chicken in this regard :p)
     
  6. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Premium Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    3,143
    Likes Received:
    780
    Thanks for the replies. This has both confused and intrigued me. I read the same info from old FoF, Stratics, and UOGuide, but none of it gave me a good answer. I'll have to see if I can submit this as a FOF question.

    I don't have a Quiver of Infinity (QoI), so as far as I can tell, quivers are useless to me as a melee weapon wielder. The 5% DCI from the QoI is the only trait that would be helpful. Too bad... I rejoined too late to get a Heritage token so I guess my only option is saving and buying on a vendor. The Spring Tickets system has the negative side effect of boosting the prices for these items (grrr).

    Are there any other items that fit in the cloak slot that have positive properties (like the QoI)?

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  7. Nenime

    Nenime Guest

    Really not much I know of. Maybe Melissa's Cloak which gives you at least +5% Fire Resist.

    But concerning the Heritage Token... did you read my reply to your question in the other thread?
     
  8. Frarc

    Frarc Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Messages:
    7,770
    Likes Received:
    1,132
    Veteran Reward cloacks give 3 Phy resist.