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Most desired weapon qualities

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Doubleplay, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Doubleplay

    Doubleplay Lore Keeper
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    Mar 3, 2007
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    I was just curious as to what most people value in a weapon. Of course it depends on your play style. For example, I am a dexer, PVM only. The qualities I value in a weapon (listed in order of importance to me)
    1. Stamina leach above 30.
    2. Super slayer.
    3. Hit spell property above 30 preferably lightning or harm.
  2. Diomedes Artega

    Diomedes Artega Certifiable
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    Oct 9, 2008
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    I have probably one of the most varied weapon repertoires of anyone that plays UO.

    Weapons: bokuto, butcher knife, cleaver, katana, kryss, no-dachi, ornate axe, radiant scimitar. I do not have any personal favorites. I could list bows as well but I play dexxer's more.

    1. SSI
    2. HML
    3. HLA
    4. HSL

    Circumstances depend on the weapon, but SSI at least 20, everything else 40 or higher.

    1. SSI
    2. Hit spell (40 or higher is nice)
    3. HLA or HLD (depends on what gear I have equipped...these flip-flop)
    4. HLD or HLA (HLD is kind of irrelevant if I am using Mace and Shields. HLD stacks proportionately, not additively).
    5. HSL (HML used to be really nice back in the day but I value it a touch less).

    Lastly, it goes without saying that I do not care about HCI or DCI on a weapon. Those things make you married to a weapon and already being capped in both areas allows me to use my whole arsenal of weapons.

    Lastly I use diamond maces, kama, and other weapon variations but the listed ones are my more used ones. You might be surprised, with the right mods, every weapon has it's use.
  3. Storm

    Storm UO Forum Moderator
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    Mar 18, 2004
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    this is for archer

    ssi is always good " unless your weapon has great other stats " and depends on bow speed

    hci is great but again depends on hci in suit or with abc archer not really needed

    di another good one but you can build a 100 di suit i have one makes life very easy

    stamina and mana leech you really need a suit and abilities that give you boosts here best weapon with the right specials and leeches and you will rock i suggest

    then we have fireball/lightning/velocity really great especialy pvp but do great in pvm

    then you have balance another good 1 especialy in pvp

    guess it all depends on suit

    personally I have 4 or 5 suits i change out depending on my foe and weapons also...
  4. Farsight

    Farsight Crazed Zealot
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    May 12, 2008
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    For my archer, a bow is worthless unless it has at least 30 SSI.

    My "main" bow is a composite bow with balanced/SSI/HCI/hit lightning

    My secondary PvP bow is a crossbow with balanced/HLD/velocity/SSI

    My secondary PvM bow is a heavy crossbow with ML/SL/HMA (magic arrow... why?) and SSI. I also use that bow for dismounts when needed.

    My "bonus" PvM bow is a yumi with SSI/velocity and a couple other traits I don't remember.

    Other bows which are good in certain situations:
    Doom: night reaper/mischief maker
    Tokuno spawn (when less than 100 people are there): Horselord (yes, that goes against the "no SSI is worthless" thing, but with it I can 2 hit kill Hiryu)
    Undead spawns: mischief maker

    There is no one best combination so long as all the attributes are complementary.

    My samurai main weapon is an executioner's axe with HML/SSI/HLD and DI