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Skills, Spellbooks and Scrappers - Oh My!

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by Azureal, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Azureal

    Azureal Guest

    What skills are required to get better quality exceptional spellbooks, with skill and stat increases?

    Also, which skills help in the creation of better quality Scrappers Compendiums?
  2. Zodiac19

    Zodiac19 Guest

    Magery is the only skill that effects the mods given to a spellbook upon crafting. Once you have GM magery you have the ability to make spellbooks with 3 properties, the higher the magery the better the chance.
  3. Eslake

    Eslake Guest

    I'm guessing you didn't want to wait for a reply here and posted over there too. ;)
    But yes, it is all magery.

    If you have enough magery to get all the properties, you have the same chance of a spellbook you craft having them with 50 inscription as with 100.
    (you just waste a lot of scrolls getting successes making the books at 50 skill)

    Scrappers are the opposite. Inscription decides the exceptional chance, and only exceptional scrappers get bonus props.

    Just a little extra info..
    Slayer property is actually the First one checked in every case. If the check results in a book with a slayer property, the other 2 chances are noticably reduced.
    So the odds of getting a Slayer + 2 property book are pretty small.

    I've burned about 250k scrolls here and there and still shooting for that SDI/MR/Dragon Slayer.
    On the bright side, you can often find scrolls in Felucca for 3g per, and wizard crystal reading glasses sell for enough to recoup most of your costs.
  4. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    You can't make exceptional scrappers, period.
  5. Eslake

    Eslake Guest

    Looking back at my post, it does sound .. misleading doesn't it?

    The more accurate comment would be..

    When making a scrappers, the check that Would determine Exceptional is used instead to determine your chances of getting bonus properties.

    That's better. :)

    -- bleh
    I just went looking for Wilki's post on the ins and outs of scrappers. *double checks to be sure this stuff isn't decaf*
    Maybe it'll be back on here in the near future with them rebuilding the old threads. :)

    I wish it was up, I wanted to see if it was said that +exceptional talismans Did or Didn't apply to it. I got a mane this morning and wanted to make another attempt at my super book of ultimate dragon splattage. hehe