1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Greetings Guest, Having Login Issues? Check this thread!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hail Guest!,
    Please take a moment to read this post reminding you all of the importance of Account Security.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Author Wes Locher has teamed up with Stratics for a giveaway of his new book Braving Britannia. This book explores the history and impact of Ultima Online and includes interviews from current and past dev team members as well as many UO and Stratics community members. Click here for more details!
    Dismiss Notice

Runic Hammer burning

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Guest, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    So I have several of each DC through Bronze hammers and was wondering what the best way is to use them so I can get rid of them and maybe get a few good items.

    Do I make items with a coloured ore, or do I use iron so I can enhance the items and does it matter?

    What items should I be making?

    The last time I did this, I ended up with a ton of slayers, but they had no mods since they were all done with iron and using (I think) DC runics.
  2. UltimatePower

    UltimatePower Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Feb 8, 2006
    Likes Received:
    Save them till january there will be a publish to increase the intensities of runic hammers. If you wait till then you should be able to make some nice items. you can read about it here
  3. Calvin

    Calvin Guest

    Making with iron then enhancing is a really bad idea, there is a long drawn out explanation of it somewhere in the archives.

    Basically, sure, you can save some colored ingots on the bad roll items, but if you get that good item, and then destroy it in enhancing, won't you be miffed?
  4. Hopefully you have gmed arms lore but then after that you need to figure out if you want to sell or keep. If you want to sell then I don't think you should enhance them unless you have more than you can possibly sell. I think most smiths who sell stuff don't bother with low end runics. If you don't want to sell then look at each weapon and think do I want this to disappear? If the answer is no then don't enhance it , wait till you have 2 similar weapons then enhance one and if it goes poof then you still have the other one and if it enhances then feel free to enhance the other if you want since it will be no loss if it goes poof. The enhancement success rate for weapons seems much greater than for armor but they will still go poof. If you are going to burn piles of low end runics you will need to get rid of the weapons you don't want and enhancing will help a little but not so much as with armor. There is little point in making armor from low end runics but if you make armor make it from valorite or verite and don't enhance as many would say making armor with runics is a waste (but I do it with bronze hammers.)
    ps You might want to wait for the runic hammer changes
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm planning on waiting for changes, yes. Not burning anything off at the moment.

    What does arms lore do for smithing anymore?
  6. Jhym

    Jhym Guest

    I keep dull coppers and shadows until I want to make weapons for weapon bods. Then I go wild and make everything at once and try to get super slayers.

    With the new changes I might also get good mods which will be very nice.

    Arms lore adds... um I think it's 1 DI or 1 resist for every 20 in skill.
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Good to know. I think I'll add it into my template.