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[Archery] Template help...

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by RedMan99, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. RedMan99

    RedMan99 Guest

    Long story short friend came back to UO and Loves being an archer mage. So I was trying to think of how good this temp could be or the set up of skills.... My thoughts are

    STR 95
    DEX 120
    INT 30

    Try to squeeze as much INT>DEX>STR into the suit as possible.

    120 Archer
    120 Tact
    120 Ana
    120 focus
    120 Mage
    70 chiv

    With 50 pts left over not sure really what to do here maybe 50 bush with +bush on jewels?

    all 70's 100LRC 45HCI and 100DI? Im thinking DCI really wont be needed as she will let Ev's tank.

    Any thoughts on this? Am I way off base for this type of template?
  2. Smoot

    Smoot Grand Poobah
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    Nov 17, 2009
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    Ive always had fun with mage / archer temps. I still use archery on my tamer, and had lots of fun with a ninja mage archer. Its tough to fit in all the needed stats, but is much much easier now with imbuing and everything.

    30 int tho seems just a little low. You can get maybe 65-75 more from gear, but i like just a little more for such a mana intensive character.

    It looks like your relying on archery for most of the damage? If so than i guess keep chiv and the 120 tactic. On my archery mages tho i use the archery just for specials, and for the mods on the bow, like hla hld or hit spell. Plus mana leech which is a must imo for an archer mage.

    If it were me, i would drop chiv, drop tact to 90, drop the focus for med, and use pots or a stam leech bow for when you drop stamina. You can adjust elemental damages with quivers, or don't even have to bother if using armor ignor.

    The other skills are up to you.
  3. Lorax_Pacific

    Lorax_Pacific Lore Master
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    Sep 1, 2006
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    In the old days we all had magery on our templates and sometimes only enough to recall or enough to always have a successful recall with a scroll. These days what's the point? I would think it would be better to be a mystic-archer than archer-mage if you are fighting creatures. Seems a bit expensive of a template with a 120 magery scroll and 120 archery, but the effectiveness wouldn't be great. I have used my archer/bush/chiv/necro template for many months now and love it.

    Suit-wise just use reagents and no LRC as the only thing she will have to worry about is the weight. Have a couple pairs of Arcane boots in case of resurrections.

  4. Lynk

    Lynk Grand Poobah
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    May 13, 2008
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    I had an archer mage about a year ago.. it is fun, just sometimes seems lacking. Thrower mage might be more fun.

    Regardless - if you do this I highly recommend having Anatomy in addition to Tactics. That way, if you get disarmed you still have the eval/anat combo for defensive purposes!

    If anyone is curious...

    mage 115
    eval 120
    med 55
    resist 120
    arch 120
    tact 90
    anat 100

    No LRC. Armor will be folded steel, and runic for the rest. Armor will be all stat inc, LMC, and 2 MR. For the couple slots where resists need to be imbued - imbue then enhance for that little extra.

    Not sure how I'd balance the stats.. but I'd probly shoot to hit at least 150 stam after a pot.

    I'd have 40 mana inc from the armor.. plus 20 elf mana.