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Wrestling question

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by HeathBar, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. HeathBar

    HeathBar Guest

    I have some questions about wrestling. I'm getting conflicting info from the people I've asked.

    It was my understanding that wrestling on a mage gave defense bonuses as if you have swordsmanship and have a sword equipped. But I've had people tell me that this isn't so, and wrestling is only useful for interrupting spells and negligible damage.

    Also, on the UO website it says:

    Does that mean that when I hold a spellbook it's not using my wrestling skill? What if I'm using a spellbook and a shield?

  2. Bardie

    Bardie Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    May 20, 2008
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    wrestling is counted as a combat skill therfore using it gives you the same defense chance as a weapon with the same skill level. I can tell the difference between my 120 wrestle mage vs my mage w/o wrestling not using a mage weapon.
  3. aarons6

    aarons6 Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Oct 14, 2007
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    right, but if you hold a -0 mage wep, its supposed to give you that same defense chance.. so wrestling is not really needed..

    also holding a spell book still uses the wrestling skill..
    the uo website is wrong.

    holding a shield with no parry is only needed for the mods of the shield. if you have a nice sc no -1 shield with high defense chance its good to hold.
  4. Doomsday

    Doomsday Guest

    The only reason for a mage to hold a book in their hand is to benefit from the properties the book has, if it has no properties you might aswell hold a torch (unless you have wrestling of course), otherwise like the other guy said use a boomstick or something it will be way more beneficial to you. I'm thinking of souling wrestling on my thief on siege so i can take up animal taming and just use a boomstick for death strike so we will see.
  5. Nyses

    Nyses Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Jun 10, 2008
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    Stratics has outdated information. It used to be that if you were a mage and did NOT want to gain magery, you could hold your spellbook in your hands. After the introduction, well a bit before, of spelbooks with properties, mages could arm thier spellbooks to gain the properties and use the wrestle skill.
  6. Obsidian

    Obsidian Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    May 21, 2008
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    What's a -0 mage weapon (with spellchanneling) that doesn't cost a fortune? The only one I know is the Swords of Prosperity, but they go for well over a million gold. For a new player without the cash to back it up, I think Wrestling is the way to go. It can easily be dropped for a weapon skill later when one obtains a proper weapon.