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Archer Armor Question (Platemail impact archery)?

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Eldril, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Eldril

    Eldril Guest

    Does anyone know if armor type has an impact on archery? I'm looking to upgrade from the all leather suit I currently use for one with better stats. Here's the one I'm contemplating (70s suit):
    Ancient Samurai Hel: DCI 15%
    Verite Platemail Mempo: Reflect Physical 15%
    Verite Platemail Hiro Sode: Hit Point Increase 4
    Verite Platemail Suneate: Mana Regen 2, Lower Mana Cost 7%
    Verite Platemail Do: Reflect Physical 14%
    Barbed Leather Gloves: Hit Point Regen 2, Reflect Physical 9%

    Was wondering if this would be good for an archer or if archer's need to stick with all leather armor?

    Your input would be appreciated.

  2. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    To my knowledge the armor type does not currently matter. But I would scap that Mempo and that Do, most likely the Gloves too, Also if you are human you will lose the JoaT meditation, not a very big deal but still something to consider when changing armor types.

    Can not think of anything else at this time.
  3. Farsight

    Farsight Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 12, 2008
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    Platemail does not affect archery.

    It does, however, have an effect on meditation.

    So if you're human, I suggest sticking to medable armor.
    If you have med on your template, stick to the medable armor.

    Otherwise, wear what you want (especially if you have a high mana leech bow collection)
  4. Eldril

    Eldril Guest

    I will swap out the non medable pieces. I'm assuming you are recommending dropping the reflect physical damage pieces because as an archer, I normally attack from a distance so shouldn't be taking on much physical damage?

    Thanks for the feedback. I've only been playing about 8 months and still have a lot to learn :)
  5. Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb Of Saintly Patience
    Stratics Veteran

    May 24, 2008
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    Leather armor (and leaf armor, for elves) allows you to use Meditation (both active and passive) without requireing the Mage Armor property. Studded leather, ringmail, chainmail, platemail, and woodland armor all need to have the Mage Armor property to let you use your Meditation. Focus and Mana Regen are not affected. Samauri platemail pieces that are exceptionally crafted will naturally have the Mage Armor property, this is the only exception that I know of.

    You can find all of the descriptions for the magic properties here: Magic Item Properties.

    Stayin Alive,

  6. Which shard?
  7. Eldril

    Eldril Guest

    I play on Sonoma.
  8. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    Yes. :) you could get better items specially if you already have all 70's no need to replace the items you have with the reflect pieces as they wouldn't do much for you.