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Whetstone of Enervation question

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lady Arwen, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Lady Arwen

    Lady Arwen Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Aug 7, 2008
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    My understanding is that the whetstone removes the DI on an exceptionally crafted weapon before it is imbued. My question is, why would you use this? Usually you craft and imbue an exceptional weapon specifically for the DI. So if you craft it and immediately remove the DI, why not just buy a regular one from an NPC?
  2. Tjalle

    Tjalle Grand Inquisitor
    Professional Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter Gilfane

    May 12, 2008
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    You only get 450 intensity weight from NPC and loot weapons.
    You get 500 from exc crafted weapons which means you can fit in a little more on it when imbuing. And in some cases you can get the needed DI from other items so you want to free up the DI slot on the weapon to put another mod there.
  3. DJAd

    DJAd Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran

    Aug 17, 2007
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    If you can hit 100 DI on your suit then some people like to remove the DI from a weapon to add extra mods.
  4. Obsidian

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

    May 21, 2008
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    This. Consider this mage weapon with imbuing intensity in parenthesis:

    -15 Mage Weapon (150)
    Spell Channeling (100)
    FC 0 (140)
    15 DCI (110)

    This alone has an intensity of 500 and there is no room for DI even on an exceptional weapon. A mage likely has no concern for DI so removing it with the Whetstone is the only way to make this perfect item. BTW, many people reforge the -15 MW on a bokuto, remove the DI, POF, imbue, and then finally enhance (using the guarantee tool) with bloodwood to make an even nicer piece. The BW adds 2 HPR and 16 HLL.