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whats fastest way to get gems

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lorddog, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Lorddog

    Lorddog Crazed Zealot
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    which way do you think is fastest way to get gems (besides buying them)

    gypsy tents
    dragon loot
    fishing chests
    t-map chests

  2. Bman

    Bman Seasoned Veteran
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    May 14, 2008
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    I prefer the Jewler myself...
  3. Vertigo

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  4. GarthGrey

    GarthGrey Crazed Zealot
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  5. weins201

    weins201 Certifiable
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    Without paying for them T maps

    But paying for them isa EASY just sell any of the nicer items from renounds or any of the peerless' then find a fresh camp spawned in ish and buy them cheap.
  6. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil
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    TMaps is ok....

    but I just buy them...

    Fastest least painful
  7. Dermott of LS

    Dermott of LS UOEC Modder
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    May 12, 2008
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    Figure out the gem you need at the time (assuming Imbueing training).

    PvM in a high yield area for gold and gems (earth elems, gargoyles, Tomb of Kings, etc), Bag of Sending gold to the bank, and collecting the gems.

    Keeping the gem(s) you need, sell the rest of the jeweler NPC and use the gold from PvM and the gems you sell to buy out the gem(s) you need.
  8. sablestorm

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    Solen Infiltrators and Wild Gargoyles.
  9. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    The gargoyle pass south of compassion in ilshenar is good, as are the black solens outside Wind.

    So are the Earth eles in shame, and the cavern beyond the ratman ruins at Sacrifice.

    Levels 1-3 of T-maps have 3 x their map level in gems, IIRC. If you're gonna be needing residue for Imbuing training, go with the maps, to get the items to unravel (or maybe even imbue - my best jewelry, even before imbuing, came from chests).

    Map Level / Gems / Items / reg piles / scrolls / gold / time to finish (with a rune library and maps sorted for location)

    Level 1 / 3 / 6 / 3 / 4 / 1000 / 1-2 minutes
    Level 2 / 6 / 12 / 6 / 8 / 2000 / 2-5 minutes
    Level 3 / 9 / 18 / 9 / 12 / 3000 / 4-10 minutes (depending on the number of Ogre Lords that spawn). A quarter of this time will be killing the initial 4 spawn.

    You can do 8-15 level 1s before having to put stuff into a beetle or send gold with a Bag of Sending (depending on the amount of ringmail & plate in the chests).
    Level 2s, typically only 5 or 6.
    Level 3s, you have to unload something every 2-3 maps.

    Levels 4-6 continue this pattern for everything but the count of items in the chest (bonus magic items were added, about 50% more than the 6/level pattern indicates).

    I personally prefer finding a Gypsy Vagabond at a random spawn in Ilshenar for buying them, as do others in this thread.
  10. Tukaram

    Tukaram Guest

    I hunt Solen a lot and get tons of gems (I usually get more gold selling the gems than I get in gold loot from the critters). I've heard of imbuing but haven't looked into it yet.

    I just kill solen for the zoogie and sell the gems. If you ar on great lakes I'd give them to you (but that ain't too fast)
  11. Wilde1

    Wilde1 Guest

    just buy em at a jeweler
  12. Splup

    Splup Guest

    Still buying em from jeweler is the only way to go imho if you need lots of em...
  13. Jermosh

    Jermosh Guest

    Gargoyles in Wind.
  14. King Durango

    King Durango Guest

    There's no way to collect enough if you are using them to train imbuing (outside of buying them), however... I think the easiest thing to kill is the Crystal Elemental. It always has 4 regular gems as loot as well as an average of 450gp. They don't spawn in groups but find them in a crystal field in Malas and they insta-respawn on death, usually within visual range (at least their name). Kill the Crystal Ele with a pet and you can loot as pet kills! And of course dragons have 2 stacks of 4 but they are a bit harder.
  15. Pawain

    Pawain Crazed Zealot
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    Dragons have 8 and you can also sell the hides.
  16. Phaen Grey

    Phaen Grey Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    Basara is bang on for t-maps other than out right buying them that's how I've gotten gems.
  17. Cogniac

    Cogniac Grand Inquisitor
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    Earth Elementals: With the right weapon, a one-hit kill. Very quick.
    Solen Infiltrators: If you're farming zoogi fungus at the same time, these also go down fairly quickly.
  18. Tina Small

    Tina Small Stratics Legend
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    May 12, 2008
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    Whenever I want to get serious about collecting a specific type of resource by hunting monsters, I go to the Advanced Search page for the Hunter's Guide and type in what I'm looking for in the Loot box. If the search is successful, you get a nice list of monsters that have what you're looking for as part of their loot.

    You can find the Advanced Search page here: http://uo.stratics.com/database/search.php?db_content=hunters.

    (Putting the word "gem" in the Loot box returned a list of 71 types of "monsters.")