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The proper way to shoot the ****

Discussion in 'UO Legends' started by Caelas, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Caelas

    Caelas Guest

    So I made an archer as my first character on Legends. Never played an archer before, figured I'd try something different. Planned on researching a bit here on Stratics, but apparently someone blew up the website :p

    So, I have a few general questions. Here goes.

    1. What armor should I look for? right now I have a few pieces that have dropped from Ettins, Zombies, etc. and a couple nice luck items I picked up off the ground at Brit Bank.

    2. What should I look for in a bow? Speed, stats, damage, etc...Got a good one now, thanks to Clown, but I don't want it to wear out while I level up my Archery and all that...

    3. Suggestions on skills? Should I continue to pursue Fletching and LJ on this guy, or make a crafter character to make the bows and arrows for me?

    ...I think that's it for now. Thanks in advance for any answers!
  2. 1. You want to look for armor that Has mana regen, Resists, HCI, DCI, HP Increase, stuff of that nature. I will come back later and go into more detail a little busy right now.

    2. You want SSI, DI, Mana Leech, Life Leech, and a Hit Spell of some sort, those are the main things to look for.

    3. Make a crafter if you have the free space
  3. Caelas

    Caelas Guest

    Thanks for the answers, Tov. I have the space for a crafter...just going to have to utilize my wife's character or a sleepy spot in the woods somewhere to transfer arrows and bows.

    How about skills? I know I need Archery (duh), Tactics, Anatomy...then Magic Resist, Healing...that's only five...still got room for two more. I'm open to suggestions!
  4. Pennywise

    Pennywise Guest

    You could work fishing.
  5. Caelas

    Caelas Guest

    Fishing...actually I was thinking about that. Archery, Tactics, Anatomy, Resist Magic, Healing, Fishing, and maybe Chiv. for travel / buffs.

    Was also thinking of Archery, Tactics, Anatomy, Resist Magic, Healing, Hiding, and Stealth...but I think that is more PvP whish I don't really like.
  6. Pennywise

    Pennywise Guest

    D-d-d-ders sometin' to be said fer sailin' dem high seas in Fel, dat der wind in yers hair, da salts on yer lips, and collecting all sorts of pillows and portraits.
  7. Can't remember his template but I use to have a friend named Blue Blood that was a stealth archer that was really decent on PvM even though it was a PvP template.
  8. Caelas

    Caelas Guest

    Ok, I think I'm gonna go Archery, Anatomy, Tactics, Resist Magic, Chivalry (buffs and travel FTW!) Healing, and...fishing. As Pennywise said, nothin like fishing up pillows and portraits...and shoes...

    (Thanks again for the help, Pennywise!)
  9. Vyal

    Vyal Guest

    hey thats a good idea I should drop spellweaving on my template and put fishing on :/

    dang trammys
  10. Damia TMC

    Damia TMC Sage
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 13, 2008
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    Don't knock it til you try it. :lol:
  11. Blesh

    Blesh Sage
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    May 12, 2008
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    stfu i thought you quit
  12. Damia TMC

    Damia TMC Sage
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    May 13, 2008
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    Oh come on..... no one quits this game. :)
  13. Yeah.. Unless you get carried away in a stretcher.

  14. eolsunder

    eolsunder Guest


    Archery is a fighting skill, you should not have any crafting skills on a warrior. Crafting skills go on a crafter. Putting them on a warrior only lessens' the warriors skill in killing things. Put fletching on your crafter and let the crafter make your arrows and bows.

    There are different templates for archers. Depends on what you like to do.

    In PvP, a ninja stealth archer seems to be very popular for the hit and run techniques.

    In PvM, of course you want a paladin archer, maybe with some bushido mixxed in, or even necromancy for wraithform mana regains.

    As for bows, the main feature is swing speed. Even great bows aren't great if they don't have swing speed on them. That is your most important mod. The rest of the mods depend on what you want to use the bow for.

    PVP.. hit stamina leech, hit (lightinging/fireball), balanced these are nice mods. stamina leech to keep your speed up, balanced so you can drink potions as you shoot, and hit spells to increase damage.

    So a great pvp bow would be

    hit lightning/fireball
    hit stamina leech
    30 ssi
    40 di

    something like that

    A good PVM bow would need ssi of course. Hit mana leech is a main mod for pvm. Not so good in pvp, but very much needed in pvm since mana regen is nerfed doubly for archer paladins types. Stamina leech is nice, but maybe not needed for paladins. balanced is nice, but not used alot in pvm, many don't drink potions. Probably slayer property is a main needed mod.

    So a good pvm bow

    hit mana leech
    30 ssi
    40 di
    slayer type
    i guess luck would rock on such a nice bow also.

    And Fishing is ok on your archer, but not as a main skill. Soulstone it and use it when you want to fish, but it shouldn't be a main archer skill.

    Your suggested skills are nice

    archery, tactics, healing, anatomy, chivalry, resist, all nice for your archer. Bushido isn't bad either. Necromancy is nice for vamp form (poison resist, regens, hp leech).
  15. BardMal

    BardMal Guest

    If you need a place, there are some openings near my village, between Ice Cave and Dungeon Wrong (wife and I call it Shorewood)- I could spot you a little gold to place something comfy. There are trees galore, the meanie spawn is low, and I have a bunch of archer type armor barbed kit pieces laying around that need someone to wear em.

    I have a GM fletcher that can help repair for you, when your bows wear down, if you were a "local", as well as feathers stockpiled from '98 and enough boards to get you a start with arrows.

    I look at the date of your original post and can guess that you are probably already pretty well set up, knowing the peeps on this shard.