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pro's & con's of resisting spells

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by northwoodschopper, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. let's compile a listing of the pro's & con's of having resisting spells on a warrior template. this way, we can have a definative list of reference when creating templates.

    reduction in stat loss from curse spell, can resist from low eval casters
    reduction in length of necro curses
    reduction of strength of pain spike
    added protection from blood oath
    resists magical poison, prevents heal blocking
    resists paralysis, reduces duration
    reduces effectiveness of mana drain & mana vampire
    less dependance on items & curse removal
    reduces effect of elemental resist reduction
    super effective vs low end spellcasting mobs

    stat loss from curse spells can be offset with potions & stat bonus equipment
    curses can be dispelled with apples, remove curse
    magical poison can be negated with vamp form and orange petals, does nothing for real poison
    paralysis can be negated with glitched trap boxes
    mana drain & mana vamp can be compensated with mana leeching
    low mana pools benefit less from mana drain protection
    skill points devoted cramps templates
    120.0 or nothing skill for pvp, high end pvm bypasses resisting spells from very high eval int & magery
    provides no benefit fighting non-magic foes
    worthless vs discordance
    evil omen negates skill
    elemental resist bonus worthless in practicality vs players & high end mobs

    any more notable?
  2. added a few more points to the list
  3. Lynk

    Lynk Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran

    May 13, 2008
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    I can really shorten this list up.

    Pros - You have the ability to resist certain spells.

    Cons - It takes up skill points.
  4. well yeah, that would be the jaded approach.
  5. Stupid Miner

    Stupid Miner Guest

    Yea, I'd have to agree with Lynk. It's not about what Resist can do, it's about what it keeps you from being able to do with the other 120 skill points.
  6. I personally find resisting spells to be useful, especially on characters without chivalry. If you can cast Remove Curse, then resiisting spells isn't so important, at least in PvM.
  7. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Oct 21, 2008
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    It's certainly not useless . . . there are just other ways I'd choose to spend 120 skill points.