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Lockpicking Question

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by Angus, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Angus

    Angus Guest

    Ok so my somewhat newbie warrior character has gotten almost a dozen paragon chests - that none of my chars can open.

    I find out you need GM lockpicking to crack them open - is that right?

    And do they have lockpicking deeds? Would be pretty cool if they did.

    Anyway - I started a lockpicking\cartographer char - but lockpicking seems to be very very slow. How long should I expect to pick locks to GM?

  2. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Jan 5, 2001
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    The level of difficulty of a paragon chest depends on what creature it came off.
    An earth elemental, for instance, would give you a chest that you could open with GM magery.
    I hope someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but if I remember right, the chest is the same level as whatever treasure map that creature is able to spawn with, and the map inside the chest is one level higher.
    So a titan would give a level 5 chest containing a level 6 (ingeniously drawn) map.
  3. Tina Small

    Tina Small Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend 4H

    May 12, 2008
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    Angus, you can find some of the information you're looking for on Stratics in the Treasure Hunters of Britannia section: http://uo.stratics.com/thb/info/dungeon/dungeonguide.shtml. and http://uo.stratics.com/thb/info/lockpicking.shtml . (There are other useful links related to treasure hunting and lockpicking on the left side of the page.)

    The article at the last link above is perhaps a wee bit dated. Most people these days seem to go to Twisted Weald to be discorded by a satyr when they hit the low 90s in lockpicking. That way they can finish training up the skill in a couple of hours using lower-level tinker-made chests. Personally, I prefer to do the level 4 chests once I hit 92 skill in lockpicking, making a circuit of 3-4 locations. It takes longer to get to GM, but the gold is decent and once in a while I'll get something as loot that's pretty good too.
  4. im not trying to sell any 1 on kr i use 2d and kr but if u want to gm lockpicking use kr. set a macro to pick lock go to the desirable level chests have as many lock picks as you can hold and as many as a mule can and hold down the macro button youll gm lockpicking in a few hrs do the chests in despise safe spawn