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Why can't I chain armor ignore non-stop?

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by silent, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. silent

    silent Lore Master
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    We've seen video evidence of armor ignore being chained from beginning to end of a battle with an EV. Lynk has said this is a normal occurrence. I have yet to have a single battle where I chained AI from beginning to end. Have I chained 10, 20, maybe 30, yes but eventually I run out of mana and need to hit without specials to recover mana. This happens easily 5 - 10 times, sometimes more. Below are my specs, what's not right?

    120 Swords, Tactics, Bushido, Anat
    100 Lumber (I have tried switching to a broadsword with same result, adding parry in)
    99 Necro
    The rest in Chiv which I only use for sacred journey

    My weapon is a hatchet
    56 Mana leech - Max
    50 HLD (+30 on M&S)
    38 Stam leech
    20 SSI (+5 on cape) total 25 SSI
    Air ele slayer

    My armor and jewels
    100 DI
    45 HCI
    45 DCI
    40 LMC
    50 EP
    30 HLD

    138 HP / 190 Stam / 115 Mana

    I'm hitting for 165 - 222 per AI

    I'm swinging at 1.25 down to 120 stam which I rarely ever get down to. I'm using honor and reaching perfection. I have the 300 points required for mana reduction on specials. Soul charge on a shield helped very little. What gives?
     
  2. CorwinXX

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    As to me I don't see much difference between using AI 90% and 100% of time.

    Due to ... very specific :) ... UO RNG (random number generator) realisation it's not unusual to fail 10 times in a row when you have 50% chance to fail.

    If you want 100% AI try to move SSI from your weapon to your equipment to get 68% HML IIRC. 10% SSI jewels shoud worth a lot but as I see you can afford this.
     
  3. silent

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    I know it's trivial, I'm still dropping them either just under or over 3 minutes, but consider it a quest of mine. :gee:
     
  4. Lynk

    Lynk Grand Poobah
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    Not sure what the problem is. I can't chain AI on my LJ sampire on GL, but my mana pool is pretty low, only like 70s.

    No issues on Legends though.
     
  5. Mirt

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    The shield with soul charge really really helps.
     
  6. silent

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    I tried a 30 soul charge shield, it didn't seem to go off very often and it was hard to tell but I think I only got maybe 6 mana when it did go off? As soon as I drop down to 50 mana it's just a slippery slope right down to under 24.

    My next project is to get 55 SSI and swing a longsword and see if that helps. I'm just looking for the right bracelet...
     
  7. Mirt

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    Well hitting often is a big key in leeching. Your not always going to get something from a hit and even then the amount varies so if your hitting fast your in better shape.