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low end runics, best for armor now?

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by eolsunder1, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. eolsunder1

    eolsunder1 Guest

    I know most use higher end runics for weapons due to barbed kits being cheap, but what about the low end runics now.

    I still don't see using them for weapons, even with the chance for 100% intensity. I like to use them for armor. The chance to get high luck, 2 mana regen, and mage armor (making samurai armor) kinda makes low end runics my fav for armor now.

    Theres really good chances to get a 2 mana regen/high luck suit out of dull copper/shadow runics. Pretty nice to get a full 135+ 2 mana regen suit. Plus mage armor property.

    Heck i've gotten armor with close to 30 physical resists from low end runics. easy 70 resist physical suits <grin>.

    The only weapons i see worthwhile that a low runic would make would be a combo slayer/30 ssi weapon. still not great.

    So, maybe low runic hammers for armor up to i guess bronze. and bronze-valorite still used for weapons.
  2. Setnaffa

    Setnaffa Certifiable
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    Sep 13, 2004
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    Runic Sewing Kits are still best for Armor since you can't make weapons with sewing kits. 3-property (actually four with DI) weapons are still very good, while armor is only good if it has 60+ resists and at least 2 other useful properties. Also, I find the SE armor rather ugly, so I'd rather not have to use it.

    Just my opinion.
  3. Gheed

    Gheed Certifiable
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    Sep 24, 2003
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    I have been burning DC runics on sammy armor hoping to roll LRC. I can make them exceptional for the mage armor bonus. Makes for some nice looking armor for my mules.
  4. I burned 4 bronze runic hammers 1 each for plate gorgets, ringmail sleeves, ringmail leggings/chain leggings (about half each), Chain tunic/ringmail tunic (about half/half) and got these items ( and a bunch of lower resist with several pieces in the 61 to 62 range

    Verite plate gorget
    phys 22
    fire 7
    cold 21
    poison 16
    energy 7

    Valorite ring leggings
    phys 9
    fire 13
    cold 14
    poison 26
    energy 8

    Valorite chain tunic
    phys 22
    fire 8
    cold 19
    poison 6
    energy 21

    Valorite ring sleeves
    phys 18
    fire 21
    cold 6
    poison 17
    energy 9

    My smith is legendary and gm arms lore.