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[Necromancy] 105 vs 120

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by jradar71, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. jradar71

    jradar71 Journeyman
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    Sep 2, 2005
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    It was said to me last night that having 120 necro is a waste. That I should never go above 105 because no spell will fail at 105 unless you are hit when casting.

    Is it true that anything about 105 is a waste?

    I was under the assumption that having the higher my necro skill the more intensity my wither spell would carry for damage?

    Please advise!!
  2. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Oct 21, 2008
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    Higher necromancy will not affect wither damage. Necromancy skill determines your casting success; spirit speak determines your damage. (Basically, spirit speak is to necromancy what eval int is to magery).

    The only benefit of raising necromancy above 105 is that your revenants will be a bit stronger.
  3. Stupid Miner

    Stupid Miner Guest

    Revenant definitely isn't 100% at 105.
  4. G.v.P

    G.v.P Stratics Legend
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    Jul 11, 2004
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    You want 105 necro 100 spirit speak minimum for PvP. 105 necro gives 100% cast on Wither (which req. 100 necro) and strangle, 100 spirit speak allows you to see ghosts all the time, as well as what they are saying when dead (normally, you only see them when they flag/talk, and when they talk it's all OoOooOo).

    You'd need probably 120 necro to cast a rev 100% of the time. You can generally take the minimum to cast, like 80 for rev, and add 40 points to find out when you'd cast the necro spell 100% of the time.

    Oh, also, 120 necro gives more strangle "ticks," or times the spell will damage a target.

  5. Obsidian

    Obsidian Crazed Zealot
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    May 21, 2008
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    120 necromancy also makes corpse skin a little stronger. But in my opinion, it is not worth going to 120. My first necro-mage has 120 necro. Since then, all of my cross shard necros have 105. I found a better use for those 15 skill points by doing a full revision of my template. I don't usually use revenants as they take 3 (or it may be 4) control slots. I usually have up a dark wisp and two EVs when I PvM.

  6. gjohnson5

    gjohnson5 Guest

    I went to 105 on both necromancy and spirit speak and use +15 necro and +15 spirit speak jewelry. I need to imbue some better ones however. I agree that 120 on both necro and spirit speak should be the goal , however spending points on that isn't necessary