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All Weapons manufacturing question. What runic with what material for the best items?

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Bill Gates OSD, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Ok, so besides the obvious valorite runic with valorite ingots, what are the best materials to use with which runic, including bowcrafting, tailoring, smithing & carpentry? I see rare uber-items on vendors and you can tell what they are made out of but NOT by which runic tool! I want to make some items to imbue or enhance and then imbue but I have no idea where to start. Help a fellow crafter out? Please?
  2. jaashua

    jaashua Guest

    Re: All Weapons manufacturing question. What runic with what material for the best it

    First of all, nothing in the game is going to compare to the potential of a valorite or verite runic crafted weapon. Runic tools aren't restricted by property weight, so you're going to routinely get 600+ intensity weapons. Now, the odds of landing the 5 properties you want are ridiculous....even more so when you factor in that you're only going to get 15 or 20 weapons from a tool costing you 10-20 mill. Odds are, you're going to end up with a useless property or two that effectively prevents the weapon from surpassing what could have been imbued.

    Which is why most people don't bother. Every weapon you see now is imbued......probably from a dull copper runic hammer. You want to land 1) 100% elemental damage, 2) exceptional quality (40% DI), and 3) 1 or 2 properties you were planning to imbue anyway. Even with 50 weapons from each hammer, you're looking at probably a few hundred before you find exactly what you're looking for. Then PoF it and imbue it as high as you can. Moving up to a bronze or agapite runic hammer is just going to increase the odds of a garbage mod like resist sneaking in. As far as enhancing, I know some woods offer bonuses to capentry or fletching weapons, but for metal weapons you only need to enhance if the physical damage percent is 40-60% and you want to make it 100% elemental.


    Bronze. People will also use this hammer, but it's purely to potentially save costs on imbuing. A bronze hammer will run you 350K or so, but it could easily save you 1M worth of ingredients if you land the properties AND the intensities that you want. Which isn't easy. If you aren't looking for something specific, it's possible you may get one useful weapon out of three hammers......hence why the prices are set where they are.
  3. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Re: All Weapons manufacturing question. What runic with what material for the best it

    First of all, Valorite ingots are NOT the best thing to craft weapons with.

    Most dexxers will either have Consecrate weapon, or look for weapons for specific enemies that are 100% in the weakest resist of the target.

    Most pvpers will have suits that will offer little resist advantage to attackers (even if corpse skin is used, or consecrate weapon). PvM weapons are best with luck (and will shift resists with Consecrate weapon).

    For Bows, most people swear by imbuing normal wood with 30% SSI, then enhancing with ASH. If you are going to craft with a special material first, then imbue, then Yew is a slightly better choice, as you don't lose a property slot to Ash's lower requirements.

    Carpentry has a number of options (same as bowcraft), but the caps are different for melee weapons than for bows.
  4. Re: All Weapons manufacturing question. What runic with what material for the best it

    Thank you both for the information. Basara I was wondering how people achieved the 40%SSI. Thank you for that information. Any other little-known methods for making decent weapons?