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[Imbuing] Artificer template?

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Boogieman, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Boogieman

    Boogieman Guest

    Ok, so I've decided to try out the SA expansion. Primarily because of staining and imbuing.

    So now I'm wondering - what skills are good to stick on an artificer template? I've read about item ID - goodness me, I had item ID on some crafter back in the days where you HAD to ID an item to know if it was junk or jellybeans. I think I hit 90something before the skill was made obsolete. Oh, sorry, a bit off topic.
    But is item ID only to see what you get when unravelling an item? I mean, does it give you a boost to imbuing like arms lore does to crafting?

    Apart of that - should the artificer be able to slay some monsters? I'm thinking of quests involving fighting. Or can he/she be another docile mule?

    Mage or fighter? A Lord or a beggar?
  2. LadyMargaret

    LadyMargaret Guest

    when I turned my Smith into an imbuer, I transferred a couple of things, Mining, Lumberjacking, to my 6th char (a char I never really used, now he's a mule), and added Magic. You might as well go for the 10,000 pts you need to use the Queens Forge. Bonus is you can unravel everything you collect while killing stuff. You'll need a lot of residue to make the run.

    Item ID doesn't give a boost afaik, being a Garg, using the Royal City soulforge or better the Queens forge do. I'll do most of my imbuing at home, but when I hit the hard %s, I move to the Queens soulforge.
  3. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    A good fighting Artificer Template would be

    Eval Int
    Item ID (if you want to keep it)

    Optional - Resist spells to replace Meditation or Item ID, if you're comfortable with your suit's mana regen. Possibly GM Mining in place of one of the skills, if you want to try to get the regular and ML gems yourself, instead of from quests and purchases.
  4. Boogieman

    Boogieman Guest

    Say - that's a lot of magic on one character? Is there any particular reason why you've got spellweaving?

    I'm thinking about going with magery, eval, meditation, mysticism, imbuing, some item ID and then perhaps tinkering.
  5. Storm

    Storm UO Forum Moderator
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    115 magery
    115 mystic
    115 eval
    120 med
    100 spellweaving

    this is my current template soon will have 120 scrolls I hope

    great template for my gargoyle almost to many spells to choose from
    why spellweaving! Well gift of life,attunment,wod,making summons harder to dispell....etc
  6. onthefifty

    onthefifty Guest

    my guy is a crafter temp as flws:

    tailor 120
    smith 120
    tinker 100
    mine 100
    a-lure 100
    imbuing 120
    magery 50 (plus jewels and tome of lost knowledge)

    im 710 skill cap.

    char is gargoyle.

    i put on scribe and carpentry when i need it.

    i have l jacking on another char.
  7. Scoobs

    Scoobs Guest

    What do you mean re unravel as you kill?
  8. onthefifty

    onthefifty Guest

    hes telling you that he keeps an unravel bag with him. loots his kills into it and than makes a stop back at the queens forge to unravel it for residue.
  9. LadyMargaret

    LadyMargaret Guest

    exactly. 10,000 pts is a lot of kills, might as well loot them (I killed toxic sliths mainly)
  10. onthefifty

    onthefifty Guest

    my sincerest apolgies lady margaret in refering to you in a masculine form.