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Why is my mage useless?

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Miriandel, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Miriandel

    Miriandel Seasoned Veteran
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    I'm vey old school when it comes to mages, but I've been toying with the following mage:
    120 magery
    120 eval
    120 meditation
    120 myticism
    120 imbuing
    120 resist
    and I get utterly destroyed by shame elems...

    Why?

    1° If I don't run 'Protection', I can't get a single spell off, I'm disrupted all the time, so my magic resist and casting speed are lowered, which is not fun.

    2° I can't nuke mobs like I used to years ago: explo, flame strike, finish off with Corp Por are things of the past, so I get mobs on my face and they do 30+ through 70 resists. So I end up healing instead of nuking and barely can keep up.

    3° EVs have been crapified so much I have to use mysticism colossus, which means I'm on foot and I feel like a weak tamer at the end of the day (my main is bard/tamer).

    I must be doing something wrong.
    Please tell me I am!
     
  2. kongomongo

    kongomongo Lore Master
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    Not your fault. Shame UEV are for dexers or GDs
     
  3. BeaIank

    BeaIank Babbling Loonie
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    That will depend on which level that you're farming.
    For level 1, you shouldn't be having too much trouble unless you run into too much spawn.
    Lure spawn instead of running into the middle of it. Mud pies are only vulnerable to elemental slayer instead of earth elemental slayer.
    At level 2, mud elementals are vulnerable to earth elemental slayer, and so are greater earth elementals. Water elementals can be a bit troubling if you walk into too many of them.
    All monsters at level 1, 2 and parts of 3 are weak to cold, so make use of that hail storm spell you have at myst against a single target using the proper slayer book and they will fall pretty quick.

    Do note that clay golems don't have a slayer associated with them.

    Also, regarding your build, I'd replace imbuing with focus for extra mana regeneration, and resist with wrestling for PvM.
    Try to pack as much SDI as you can as well. SDI coupled with slayer books is quite mean to them monsters.
     
  4. CorwinXX

    CorwinXX Crazed Zealot
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    2/6 casting, 45 DCI and -15 mage weapon could help you cast spells.
    All you need to do is to cast RC then invis yourself.
    I would replaced Imbuing with Focus and Resisting Spells with Spellweaving.
    It's easier to do if you can fly (read Gargoyle).

    Don't cast high level spells when you are at melee range.