as im waiting for ea to send me my gametime code for already 8 hours i was considering starting a new character. Is this template viable for pvm. I'm not concerned about min maxing i just want to know if its survivable.
120 combat skill(havent determined which yet)
im not sure what stat cap is now but probably str 100 dex 80 int 45?
I was thinking of going elf for bonus mana and night sight. close wounds for healing along with life leech weapon and bushido honor/perfection. I can use one handed weapon to have free hand for heal pots as well.
I don't think meditation is going to be a fun time. You can't meditate in warrior-y armor unless you want to wear leather and stuff. Armor type determines stamina loss now IIRC.
You need stamina for swing speed. I would switch this to focus.
Also, the skill cap in the game was raised to 720. You have 20 extra points to wiggle around with!
You could look into the Sampire template, because you're almost there already.
Anatomy could be worth taking to 100. It gives you 55% damage increase at 100 skill, in addition to the 300% damage increase cap from gear + abilities.
You could just go 120 Swords, tactics, bushido, parry, chivalry, resisting spells, and run around beating things up. You'll be relying on close wounds, bushido abilities, and your weapon for healing.
This would work pretty good. But, you'd be missing out on the Sampire's built in life leech ability, poison resistance, and mana regeneration.
http://www.uoguide.c...ampiric_Embrace It's pretty intense.
I recently fiddled with my Sampire template. I dropped Parry down to 60 and took Chivalry back up to 100 instead of the other way around. I am trying to see if this is a good idea or not. Parrying less means you don't get to partake of the Bushido stuff as much, but you get Chivalry perks.
Either way, you definitely want to be an elf for the mana and increased Energy resist.