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Scrapper`s Compendium and Taint

Discussion in 'UO Trader's Hall' started by MYUO, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. MYUO

    MYUO Guest

    Is crafting scrapper for sale still a viable trade? It seems that at 120 magery, 50% or more scrappers I made are regular ones (no extra mods). No one wants them even at prices of 1 taint (scrapper cost 10 taints, 10 corruption, 1 trav eye, and some scrolls).
    The other 40% scrappers I made have mods like intel +5, eval +9 etc. which may be sold slowly for the cost of 4-5 taints.
    Among the rest of 10% scrappers, some may let me break even on the material that was used for that particlular one. If I can not come up one with 15%LRC, I will sure lose gold over all.
    That is a tough business.

    I am surprised that the price for taint is still that high. Maybe most of scrapper crafters don't worry about profit. I have used ~400 taint for scrappers. So far, I am not sure I break even.
  2. UO Relic

    UO Relic Seasoned Veteran
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    May 14, 2008
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    Viable trade hmm probably not, Scrappers with no mods are a hard sell since most of us have them now. Scrappers with low end crappy mods sell slow and for little profit.

    But a Scrappers with high LRC or decent Slayer w/mods attached can still fetch over a Mil, what your really shooting for is a Superslayer Scrappers they are very rare and seen them sell for over 100M and really if you got 1 wouldnt you keep it lol
  3. First, Scrapper's uses a Dread Horn mane, not an Eye of Travesty lol. What you might want to try to do is equip the Tome of Lost Knowledge for the +15 Magery, along with a +15 Ring/Brace (the Crystalline Ring would be even better if you have one). The higher your Magery, the better your chance of making a Scrapper's with at least one mod on it. I've tried both with and without all of the extra Magery and have seen a marked improvement in the number I can make with Mods.

    Then there's always the off chance of making a super slayer Scrapper's. All except the Demon slayer sell for minimum of 50mil, with a Demon slayer selling for anywhere from 60-100mil. Even an Ogre slayer or something along those lines will fetch several mil, and an LRC one can get you 15mil or more.
  4. von Beck

    von Beck Guest

    Connor: are you suggesting that equipping +magery items would be helpful even if the crafter already has a real magery skill of 120? :scholar:
  5. Radun

    Radun Guest

    It's not that good for making money... people keep making them because they want to make demon and undead ones... selling the other ones is just a way to recoup some of the cost on your way to making the ones you really wanted.
  6. MYUO

    MYUO Guest

    It would be nice to have a turn in system for player crafted arties, including the scrapper. It will encourage players to continue to hunt and craft.