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[Archery] ABC Archer

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Jander, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Jander

    Jander Guest

    I must be insane for even considering this, as I have my hands full with my Sampire and new Smithy. But could someone give me some ABC Archer templates please? Thanks!!!
  2. Thobius

    Thobius Guest

    I believe Connor's template is something like...:

    120 Archery
    120 Bushido
    115 Tactics
    100 Anatomy
    100 Healing
    65 Chivalry
    100 Resist or Meditation

    This template makes use of high tactics for additional damage on lightning strike critical hits.

    My own template is:
    120 Archery
    120 Bushido
    100 Tactics
    100 Anatomy
    100 Healing
    100 Resist (115 with resilient bracer)
    80 Chivalry

    I prefer resist over med for Doom runs as a single, well timed Blood Oath can easily kill a non-resist ABC. I run additional Chiv for two reasons: (1) I find myself constantly failing EoO with only 65 chiv and (2) I like holy light for building up champ spawns.

    Ideally you want as much dex as possible.

    Stats for an Elf (assuming 225):
    Str - 80-90
    Dex - 115-125
    Int - 10-20

    Stats for a human are a little more difficult to settle upon as you don't get the additional mana pool of an Elf. I personally run a +25 stat scroll and:
    Str - 100
    Dex - 105 :(
    Int - 50

    My suit is then loaded with as much dex and stam increase as possible (e.g. ring of the vile, jackal's collar, and barbed runic sewing kit leather items). You also want as much DCI as possible. HCI is not essential as you'll be (hopefully) spamming lightning strike, however mana regen. is as it will enable you to continuously spam lightning strike. Naturally all 70s resist is also essential.
  3. Actually, my template is:

    120 Archery
    120 Bushido
    115 Tactics
    100 Anatomy
    100 Healing
    90 Resist
    75 Chiv
  4. Jander

    Jander Guest

    Thanks guys. Bow recommendations would be awesome too.
  5. Storm

    Storm UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Premium Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Stratics Legend

    Mar 18, 2004
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    mana leech
    hit spell
    di (or if your suit is 100 di then stamina leech) (with df combined with mana leech and you should be good with stam)
    velocity can be switched with anything you think would better suit your style
    as for bow type

    I like bows
    and yumi
    pretty much in that order
    a lot depends on style and what you fighting!
  6. Bow type depends on whether you're planning on using this char for PvP or PvM. The one Storm listed is more of a PvP bow. For PvM you'd want one that's more along the lines of a Sampire wep in bow form:

    30+ SSI
    Mana Leech
    Stam Leech

    I prefer crossbows and heavy crossbows myself for the big hits (which means big mana leeched), although regular bows and composite bows can work well too, you just won't leech as much mana from them.

    If you take a look at my arrows/bolts vendor, there is a very nice starter heavy xbow on there. It was my archer's bow for a couple of years and works very well.
  7. Farsight

    Farsight Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 12, 2008
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    My main bow for both PvP and PvM doesn't have mana leech, but I have meditation, lower mana cost and mana regeneration, so I only have mana trouble in the huge fights (Peerless/champs). I also don't have any stamina leech on my bow since divine fury not only restores my stamina, but increases my swing speed.

    But if you don't have med, MR, and LMC, I would very heartily suggest using mana leech bows.

    I typically use composite bows for armor ignores, but when there's another archer with a crossbow or heavy crossbow, I often switch to my own (the crossbows outdamage the composite fairly easily).

    For small fights, a yumi can be priceless. With a mana leech yumi and a reptile/dragon slayer yumi, you can even solo the Oaks spawn (you come out far ahead on the arrows used by looting centaur), which is something I have failed to do on every other template.

    So which bow you use is definitely a situational thing, and depends on your template, suit, tactics and what (or who) you're fighting.
  8. Jander

    Jander Guest

    As usual you guys rock!! This will be a PvM only character. I'll swing by and check out that bow Connor.
  9. I just checked. It's still on the vendor.
  10. my abc archer has necro and spirit speak for wraith form, i can usually chain AI on the composite bow with the big game. sometimes use lich form when leeching isn't working out well. this is generally in group pvm though, solo i prefer the swampy's protection, and use a crossbow.