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Is there anyway to work Lockpicking into a PVP Thief?

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by Anderuin, May 23, 2009.

  1. Anderuin

    Anderuin Guest

    I know that's kind of strange to do lockpicking for a pvp thief. But i was wondering because I would like to be able to steal stuff from stuff in town in the lockedchests. But then I was thinking i would need to work in remove trap too into this template. I already picked lockping as my starting 50 skill, and I really don't want to make a pure lockpicker thief. If not lockpicking which other skill should I fit into the slot?

    So far I am going to have.....

    Magic Resist

    Or I could just 120 all those....... Any thoughts? Thanks!
  2. Arch Magus

    Arch Magus Guest

    I say definitely forget lockpicking. There's just no loot in it unfortunately.

    Your template looks solid for a thief.
    I highly recommend adding a weapon skill.
    Namely, Wrestling because it's sweet for a thief (no weapon, no problem), or Fencing, because Shadowstrike will save your ass more than your can count.
    You need a base defense so you don't get manhandled by anything that decides to target you.

    If you insist on keeping magic resist, go ahead. IMO it is not needed, you'll be sticking to the shadows and (hopefully) not giving anyone enough time to paralyze or cast on you.
    I recommend Magery in it's place for a plethora of reasons.
    Invisibility, teleport, curing, healing, gates, recall, etc.

    What shard you starting on?
  3. Anderuin

    Anderuin Guest

    I play on LA mainly. Yeah I'll probabily drop lockpicking I guess and do wrestling. Haven't played a thief in a long time. But I am looking forward to it very much.
  4. Arch Magus

    Arch Magus Guest

    Well there's nothing more exciting than stalking spawners and trying to get that rare scroll or replica.

    I'm still waiting to get a nice replica, preferrably the Shroud from baracoon since it's the most worked spawn.

    As for wrestling, that's a good choice.
    I put Fencing on my thief a while back and don't know how I ever lived without it.
    Shadow Strike is THE greatest move ever (for a thief). Going straight to stealth instantly for hitting a creature or player is a godsend.
  5. Anderuin

    Anderuin Guest

    Question - do you have to be in a faction to steal the new faction items from people? And if you can steal them do you have to be in a faction to use them? Thanks!
  6. Shinobi

    Shinobi Guest

    You can steal them even if you aren't in a faction. However, as people in factions buy their arti's, their name is put on that artifact as the Owner, and so therefore only they can wear the item. So, then you need to decide, after stealing one, whether to keep it as a trophy, or to sell it back to them for a small price.

    Time for sleep now.
  7. Daga Taga

    Daga Taga Certifiable
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    You could always use a soul stone and use it only when you need it.
  8. Touzoko

    Touzoko Certifiable
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    Dec 7, 2008
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    Lockpicking can be fun. If you get cart with it, it can get you arties from the level 6 chests as well. I have mine stoned, and use it when the mood takes me. It, after all, a rogue skill. But you won't have room for it on your template when you are thieving.