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Healer generalization. Comments?

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by imperterritus, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Being a returning player, I've made a number of new characters recently, just to try out different things. Perhaps I've stumbled accross something you-all already knew... Anyway, it seems that a template with Healing/Anatomy is generally a "low mana" build. For example, let's start with a basic warrior build:

    * 100: <weapon skill>, Tactics
    * 100: Parry, Resist Spells

    There are 400 points already, and, except for special weapon moves, mana free. Add in:

    * 100: Healing, Anatomy

    Now you have allocated 600 skill points to non-mana skills. With the other hundred points you could add some Chivalry for travel and curse removal, and a bit of Focus or Meditate to support the little Chivalry you have and the weapon specials.

    Change it so that the build no longer has Healing and Anatomy. What are you going to add? There are 300 points to play with. Perhaps:

    * Samurai: 100: Chivalry, Focus (or Meditate), Bushido
    * Necromancer: 100: Necromancy, Spirit Speak, Focus (or Meditate)
    * Ninja: 100: Ninjitsu, Hiding, Stealth
    . (This one problematic because you'll likely have to drop Parry or Resist
    .. in order to add in some form of mana regen.)

    Note that the other non-healing warrior possibilities all seem to be mana-intensive. Of course, you could use 200 points for craft skills. Something like:

    * 100 Archery, Tactics, Resist Spells
    * 100: Bowcraft, Arms Lore
    then either
    * 100: Healing, Anatomy
    * 100: Chivalry, Focus

    Again, the healing form is mana free. You'd be dependent on charged runebooks for travel, but if an old-style warrior doesn't want to depend on mana, he has that option.

    There is no particular question here. I'm just wondering what others might think of this observation.
  2. sherkborg

    sherkborg Guest

    good choices, the game definitely allows for ways to get your healing done in other ways