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Training Bard Skills by using masteries on myself...

Discussion in 'UO Bard' started by Val Van Wolf, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Val Van Wolf

    Val Van Wolf Seasoned Veteran
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    Aug 24, 2012
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    Help. This sounds like the dumbest question. I'm trying to make a pure bard with magery. Using the macros I've seen in this forum, I'm using masteries to raise Discord and Peace. (my provo is only 85 so I can't use masteries yet.) I'm also using the little macros I've found here but this is my question: When does the music play? When do I double click the instrument I'm carrying? Don't be too mean when you answer.... Or is there no music whatsoever when using bard masteries. I have the books... I have a drum...I have 110 music. I have over 95 discord and peacemaking. (they were on soulstones for a few years). What am I leaving out? I use the old 2D client.

    Well, thanks for any help...
  2. Logrus

    Logrus UO Legend
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    Jan 9, 2009
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    First you need to select a mastery path to be active(context menu on the mastery book).
    Active any mastery ability (and target it if necessary). On target or use there is a chance to gain.
    If you don't have an instrument set, then you will be prompted to select one. Then you may have to re-use the ability.
    Their is only a gain chance on successful use so you want to stop it as soon as it starts, and then start it again.
  3. CorwinXX

    CorwinXX Crazed Zealot
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    Aug 8, 2011
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    I prefer to double click a musical instrument after logging on to be sure that one is set up (and to know which one).
    It takes 1 charge to activate a mastery so be ready to spend a lot of musical instruments while you are training.
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  4. Tomarke

    Tomarke Seasoned Veteran
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    Oct 22, 2011
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    Everything Logrus and Corwin said is spot on I just wanted to throw a couple more points in.

    When using the masteries you will never hear the music play. You will only hear music when double clicking an instrument or when you use a particular bard skill on a target.

    I am currently training up my second bard and am going through the same things you are right now. I didn't work peace up by doing the masteries, I just set a macro to area peace all the time while I was training or just puttering around my house. For Provo and Discord I used the masteries. To make things go a little faster, you may want to think about dropping your Music skill down to GM, this raises the difficulty when you use a particular bard skill and will help with skill gains. Also do not use GM made instruments because these also lower the overall difficulty, I just went and bought instruments to train with from Carpenter NPCs. Once you have your other bard skills where you want them then train your Music skill back up.