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Thief/Assassin template - Need help!

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by Theron, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Theron

    Theron Lore Keeper
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    So I have a character that I've been using as a thief just to get stealables in dungeons.

    This is the current template with a Burglar's bandana, Shadow Dancer Leggings and a Cloak of Silence:
    Magery 100
    Wrestling 100
    Ninjitsu 120
    Hiding 100
    Stealth 120 (90 real)
    Stealing 120 (90 real)
    Snooping 100 (90 real)

    Now since training Ninjutsu without a sword skill seems next to impossible (how am I going to spam Death Strike?) I Stoned Snooping and Wrestling and am now training Tactics and Fencing.

    Is this a viable template just to steal from dungeons and go PK?

    Maybe I should also replace Magery with Chivalry as it allows to cast Sacred Journey and hide / land hidden (or so I have read).
     
  2. Theron

    Theron Lore Keeper
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    Thanks for replying. It's hard to get an answer in this part of the forum these days
     
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  3. MeTheGreat

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    I built a thief that I do not really have time to play; I'll get to the template in a moment.

    Ninjitsu (using deathstrike) can be trained with a mage weapon or wrestling.
    Keep in mind that you only need to get to 90 to start using mastery spells (which will take you to 120 faster than death strike).

    My template, which is heavily dependent on gear for extra skill points, is:

    100 Evaluating Intelligence
    100 Hiding
    110 Magery
    120 Ninjitsu
    100 Snooping (Swap for 100 Detect Hidden when doing VVV)
    120 Stealing
    85 Stealth
    120 Wrestling

    I had to sacrifice ep, hpi, and some eval and magery skill to make everything fit.
    (Suit uses shadow dancer legs, cloak of silence, royal guard cloak, magery/eval mark of travesty, alchemy bracers, shanty waders, blackthorn-tangle ninja belt)

    I think it'll be fun, I just need to come up with playing time :/
     
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  4. Theron

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    That's great, I didn't know you could train Ninjitsu with wrestling and no weapon skill.

    Come to think of it, Wrestling is the only hand-to-hand combat we have in UO, isn't it?

    Can I use Wrestling and Ninjitsu to kill opponents, without a weapon skill?
     
  5. Theron

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    Wow that's a great guide, thanks.
    Guess I'll have to find out an assassin template for a different toon.
     
    #5 Theron, Oct 16, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2017
  6. Suri

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    Yes, you can use wrestling and Ninjitsu to kill opponents. I'm a very unsavory thief, when I feel like collecting insurance from people I'll death strike a freshly res'ed guy. They flee in confusion and die.
     
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