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New skill idea

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by raistca, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. raistca

    raistca Guest

    Not sure if there is a better place for posting game suggestions, but I haven't been able to find one and I'm bursting with this idea:

    Martial Arts

    Unarmed combat has long been a nearly useless skill, only good for mages who need to not get hit while holding a spellbook. I think uo needs a REAL unarmed combat. Martial Arts would be the main skill in a new character template, the monk. Martial Artists would not use weapons of any kind, but instead the martial arts skill would impart the ability to use special moves called stances (or something). Most of the stances would be available at fairly low levels of the skill, but as you improved, their effectiveness would also improve.

    The kind of things the stances would do are:
    Damage Increase
    Hit Spell Effects
    Defence Chance Increase

    At higher skill levels the monk would be able to have more than one stance active at a time.
    I think it would be cool if the stances were called by names of actual martial arts styles. Like Dragon stance would be Hit Fireball or Hit Fire Area, maybe Hit point regen or something. Anyways. Also, each time you hit an opponent and your stance activates a speciall ability, it consumes a small (very small) amount of mana. Like 1 or 2 maybe. But, instead of Tactics being a damage support skill, it would be Meditation, or Focus, or even both maybe.

    Anyways, I think this would be extremely cool and hope the devs will have a look at it.
  2. Alezi

    Alezi Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Sep 29, 2007
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    I think it's best for all of us if you keep these ideas to yourself..
  3. Merion

    Merion Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    Dec 1, 2009
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    I don't think the general idea is too bad, it would breathe some life into wrestling. Not even many mages are using it anymore.
  4. Schuyler Bain

    Schuyler Bain Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 19, 2008
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    I like the concept. I have always liked the idea of a monk type of character.