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Thief questions

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by MrG, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. MrG

    MrG Visitor

    Aug 21, 2015
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    Using a Mythic Character Token, which five skills listed in the thief template below (the hardest to train) would you boost to 90?

    Are there any disadvantages to boosting thief skills?

    I'm considering the following template(s).

    100 Stealing
    100 Snooping
    100 Hiding
    100 Stealth
    100 Lockpicking
    100 Fencing
    100 Tactics or Detect Hidden or Disarm Traps or Ninjitsu or Poisoning

    I would like a well rounded thief template out of the gate with the most commonly used skills; I can always work on the less commonly used skills once I am established.

    I am seeking opinions on whether I should swap out tactics for something else as I've seen fencing alone without it in thief templates. Should I leave it or swap it for detect hidden, disarm traps, Ninjitsu, poisoning or something else?

    What should int/dex/str be?

    I've noticed that some thief templates have fencing. What is fencing used for if not grouped up with tactics or anatomy in a thief template? In what scenarios would you use it? I love the idea of a thief with some blade skills even if it is not very powerful.

    What is your thief template?
    What do you use it for?
    What is "a day in the life of" your thief like?
    Is it profitable?
    Is a PVM thief as profitable as stealing from other characters?
    Why choose fencing over swordsmanship? Speed of weapons?
    Is snooping useful in PVM at all?

    Thank you,
    #1 MrG, Aug 22, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2015
  2. Tjthunder

    Tjthunder Visitor

    Aug 28, 2014
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    You may want to throw out lockpicking, throw stealth down to 90, stealing up to 120, throw on ninjitsu and put it to 120, and throw poisoning to 80, tactics to 90. So it looks like this: 120 stealing, 120 fencing, 80 poisoning, 90 stealth, 120 ninjitsu, 90 tactics, 100 snooping. Snooping is basically completely useless in PvM. In PvP you need max snooping and stealing to steal most non powerscroll things, max weapon skill and 90 tactics to be effective in combat or if you want to disarm steal an uninsured weapon. The poisoning also helps in combat and the ninjitsu allows you to run faster while stealthed, use smoke bombs to run, and use dp shurikens to further your poisoning skill.