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[Imbuing] Reforging. How to

Discussion in 'Craftsman's Data Chest' started by CorwinXX, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. CorwinXX

    CorwinXX Babbling Loonie

    There're three general ways of using reforging:

    1. Craft items with a mod than can't be imbue-able
    For example, 5 hci on an armor.

    2. Craft items with an overcapped mod
    For example, 150 luck on an armor.

    3. Craft items with overcapped total weight

    General rules are simple:
    1. Use low runic, set one name.
    2. Use middle runic, set one or two names.
    3. Use highest runic.

    But there are some nuances.
    There are several low/middle/high runics for Blacksmithing. There are two middle runics for Carpentry/Fletching. Which one are better to use? Should you use "Powerful reforging" options?
    When you use middle runics you usually get more then one mod. How to increase chances to get useful second mod?
    Not all names are allowed with all runics. For example, how to get 5 hci 150 luck armor?

    I suggest to post in this topic concrete recipes HOW TO craft varios useful items. Which options one should use? What is probability to get designed result? etc...

    Here is a link to a table with reforging caps:
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2013
  2. CorwinXX

    CorwinXX Babbling Loonie

    Here is an excelent example of what I mean:

    The following text was posted in Reforging Work by Wizal the Fox

    Horned Kit with Fortune package, No PowerReforging. Then you basically have 2 options:

    - Either you select the Wizardry package. But due to the way the system is designed you will roll only 150 Luck with either MR3 or CastingFocus2, nothing else I believe (beside parts with less than 150 Luck of course). You can use this solution for one part, this is what I did on the Tunic. It leaves 2 slots and a weight of 100 to imbue, so 15 resists. Obviously you need to start with bases with 0 except points in at least one slot if you don't want to waste free except resist points by overimbuing them.

    - Either you select the Defense package. This is what I did on all the other pieces but the Tunic, but this is extremely tricky:
    Basically choosing the Defense package will roll Luck150 + ONE resist at +15 in about half the cases (in the other half it will roll 2 resists and under 150 Luck, you can of course trash those parts).

    The catch is if the 15 points of resist from the package fall on a slot which already has free except resist points, the weight of those free resists will be accounted for so you won't be able to do an optimal piece.

    The trick is thus to start with a base piece with 2 slots without any except points from the draw. This is about 0.1% of pieces crafted if I remember, so you will burn a lot of leather to get those working bases. So when you reforge you have 1 chance out of 2 to get the 150 Luck+1 resist distribution, and if this is the case then 2 chances out of 5 that the resist will fall on one of the 2 right slots (the ones with no except points), so this gives you a total of 1 chance out of 5 to succeed the reforging.
    If successful, the piece will have 3 free slots and 250 weight to imbue: You will imbue the remaining "empty" resist slot and 2 other slots (usually LRC and LMC, but you can choose what you want). In the end you will have for example 5 slots with the following: 150 Luck, LRC, LMC, Resist1, Resist2. Note that the balance between Resist1 and Resist2 can be adjusted without loosing anything: you don't need to leave all 15 points from the Defense package on the slot they initially felt in, you can overimbue Resist1 and raise Resist2. This is very important because the ability to freely balance resists by pair on each part will allow you to build a suit without wasting any point.

    In the end, use of course a Forged Metal Tool to enhance in Spined.
    Each part will have 20 free resists from except crafting (none have been lost) + 5 free resists from Spined Leather + 40 free Luck from spined Leather + 500 normal imbuing weight, for a total of 133 + 33 + 40 + 500 = 706.

    Finally, do the circlet last, it is the easiest part since you don't have to use any trick: you can get a plain 150 Luck with a copper hammer. You even get 1 more resist point because golden ingots adds 6 while spined leather adds 5. It also adds LowerReq30 even if you likely don't care :) But you can also still choose the ugly (and hardest to do) leather cap if you want of course.

    Now, even if you do all this correctly, you will likely still need to craft a couple of extra parts, because having bases with 2 slots without free points is not enough, they have to be different on each part: if you use, say 4 parts with the "free" resist slots all beeing Cold and Poison, there is no way you will be able to get matching parts. I ended up crafting 8 perfect parts for the suit, so I have 3 extra ones (for a backup suit one day, who knows)
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  3. startle

    startle Siege... Where the fun begins. Stratics Pro


    Outstanding post, CorwinXX... Thanks for sharing all of this with us...

  4. I think the quoting tags are not in the right places
  5. CorwinXX

    CorwinXX Babbling Loonie

    For "how to make a luck suit" you should thank Wizal the Fox. I just quoted his post. The original post is here Reforging Work
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  6. CorwinXX

    CorwinXX Babbling Loonie

    How to craft a weapon with 140% of the cap HML (154 intensity).

    Copper runic
    Powerful Re-Forging
    Grand Artifice
    Inspired Artifice
    Vampiric/of the Vampire
    It took me 14 attempts (56 charges) to re-forge it.
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  7. startle

    startle Siege... Where the fun begins. Stratics Pro


    A list would be fantastic... Maybe we can put one together from future posts to this thread...
  8. Reforging Caps:
    Resistances: Base+20 (Can stack with material and except)
    Luck: 150 (170 on ranged weapons. Can stack with another 40 from material)
    Lower Mana Cost: 10
    Lower Reagent Cost: 25
    Str/Dex/Int Bonus: 10
    HPs Increase: 7
    Mana/Stamina Increase: 10
    Regenerations (Weapons): 9
    Regenerations (Others): 4
    Damage Inc (Weapons): 70
    HCI (Armor): 5% (can stack with another 5% from heartwood)
    HCI (Range Weapons): 35%
    HCI (Non-Range Weapons): 25%
    DCI (Armor): 5%
    DCI (Range Weapons): 35%
    DCI (Non-Range Weapons): 25%
    Hit Stamina Leech: 70%
    Hit Mana/Life Leech: 70% (Displayed value is then adjusted for SSI and ranged/non-ranged)
    Hit Spells: 70%
    Hit Area: 70%
    Hit Lower Attack: 70%
    Hit Lower Defense: 70%
    Reflect Physical Damage: 20%
    Self Repair: 7
    Casting Focus: 3%
    Eaters: 15%
    Hit Fatigue/Mana Drain: 70%
    Soul Charge: 30%
  9. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus

    Only elemental damage is no property.

    1. make elemental damage weapon
    use dull or shadow runic and refoging choice name is Exquisite/of Quality
    2. again reforge for only elemental damage weapon
    use shadow or copper runic
    If you want SSI you choice Animater/of Haste,you want lightning ,you choice Vicious/of Slahghter.(you want property)
    sometime not need enhance
    4.use powder of fortifying
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  10. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus

    Reforging Name:
    Mightly/of Vitality
    Weapons:STR increase,HP increase, HP regeneration,life leech
    Range Weapons:STR increase,HP increase, HP regeneration,life leech
    Armor:STR increase,HP increase, HP regeneration,damage eater
    Shield:STR increase,HP increase, HP regeneration,damage eater

    Mystic/of Sorcery
    Weapons:INT increase,mana increase,lower mana cost,mana regeneration,mana leech
    Range Weapons:INT increase,mana increase,lower mana cost,mana regeneration,mana leech
    Armor:INT increase,mana increase,lower mana cost,lower reagent cost,mana regeneration,mage armor
    Shield:INT increase,mana increase,lower mana cost,mana regeneration,soul charge

    Animater/of Haste
    Weapons: DEX increase,stamina increase,stamina regeneration,swing speed increase,stamina leech
    Range Weapons: DEX increase,stamina increase,stamina regeneration,swing speed increase,stamina leech
    Armor: DEX increase,stamina increase,stamina regeneration
    Shield: DEX increase,stamina increase,stamina regeneration,swing speed increase

    Arcane/of Wizardry
    Weapons:INT increase,mana increase,lower mana cost,mana regeneration,mana leech,hit mana drain,fast casting,spell channeling,mage weapon
    Range Weapons:INT increase,mana increase,lower mana cost,mana regeneration,mana leech,hit mana drain,fast casting,spell channeling
    Armor:INT increase,mana increase,lower mana cost,lower reagentcost,mana regeneration,mage armor
    Shield:INT increase,mana increase,lower mana cost,mana regeneration,fast casting,spell channeling

    Exquisite/of Quality
    Weapons:self repair,durability,lower requirements,elemental damage,mage weapon,slayer,spell channeling
    Range Weapons:self repair,durability,lower requirements,elemental damage,veloctiy,slayer,spell channeling,balanced
    Armor:self repair,durability,lower requirements,mage armor
    Shield:self repair,durability,lower requirements,mage armor

    Vampiric/of the Vampire
    Weapons:life leech,stamina leech,mana leech,hit fatigue,hit mana drain,blood drinker
    Range Weapons:life leech,stamina leech,mana leech,hit fatigue,hit mana drain

    Invigorating/of Restoration
    Weapons:HP regeneration,stamina regeneration,mana regeneration
    Range Weapons:HP regeneration,stamina regeneration,mana regeneration
    Armor:HP regeneration,stamina regeneration,mana regeneration,damage eater
    Shield:HP regeneration,stamina regeneration,mana regeneration,damage eater,soul charge

    Fortified/od Defence
    Weapons: physical resist,fire resist,cold resist,poison resist,energy resist
    Range Weapons: physical resist,fire resist,cold resist,poison resist,energy resist
    Armor: physical resist,fire resist,cold resist,poison resist,energy resist
    Shield: physical resist,fire resist,cold resist,poison resist,energy resist

    Auspicious/of Fortune
    Range Weapons:luck

    Charmed/of Alchemy
    Weapons:enhance potions(only one hand weapons)
    Range Weapons:balanced
    Armor:enhance potions

    Vicious/of Slaughter
    Weapons:hit magic damage,hit area damage,hit chance increase,damage increase,battle lust
    Range Weapons:hit chance increase,damage increase
    Armor:hit chance increase
    Shield:hit chance increase,damage increase

    Towering/of Aegis
    Weapons:hit lower attack,deffence chance increase,reactive paralyse
    Range Weapons:hit lower attack,deffence chance increase,reactive paralyse
    Armor:deffence chance increase,casting focus
    Shield:deffence chance increase,reactive paralyse,soul charge

    no name
    Weapons:use best weapon skill,physical reflection,hit lower deffence
    Range Weapons: physical reflection,hit lower deffence
    Armor: physical reflection
    Shield: physical reflection
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  11. startle

    startle Siege... Where the fun begins. Stratics Pro


    I am constantly amazed at the amount of effort people (like semmerset here) are willing to put into posting helpful information here on UOStratics... Thank you sooo much for your contribution, semmerset! It is greatly appreciated... And your English is just fine...

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  12. Risso

    Risso Babbling Loonie

    Exquisite/of Quality also gives Hit Area Damage on weapons (not sure about ranged).
  13. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus

    There is a point which can be used in reforging.
    So sometime other prooerty is made in the remaining point use.
  14. elspeth

    elspeth Seasoned Veteran

  15. John II SRC

    John II SRC Lore Master

    Good Blackthorn, I am confused by this ... my brain just doesn't work like that ...
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  16. MeTheGreat

    MeTheGreat Visitor

    What are the reforging caps for mage weapon and ssi?
  17. CorwinXX

    CorwinXX Babbling Loonie

    I think -15 and 40. I made 40 SSI weapon and iirc but I made -15 mage (not 100% sure with mage).
  18. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus


    mage weapon -15 and ssi 40 need copper and ash runic.(not negative property)
  19. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator Staff Moderator

    Have you made a chart like the one above for other properties? I'm interested to see someone's data on MR, LMC, and LRC.

    I spent time on Test Center working on SSI as well. I was trying to make a 40 SSI Soul Glaive. My results were the same as yours with the Copper Hammer. It was possible, but it took a lot of attempts with Powerful re-forging. I also worked on getting MR with a spined kit. I could make some pretty nice basic MR 3 leather pieces with powerful re-forging. I never got any MR 4 unless I added structural re-forging.
  20. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus

    I have other property charts.
    But it is big,so I can not post it.I posted pick up SSI and mage weapon.
    And spined runic can not make mr4(no negative).
    Same property point ,spined = shadow=oak,bronz= ash,golden= horned.
    So copper can make mr4,if you want leather's suits have mr4,you use horned runic.
  21. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator Staff Moderator

    Your charts are awesome! I wish there was a way to upload them on this new Stratics site or if Basara or Petra can include the data into the Stratics pages.
  22. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox Staff Alumnus

    It is possible to embed a google doc in the forum, I've never done it so I'm not 100% sure of how it's done. All I know is post the ID code between "gdoc" tags.
  23. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus

    Japanese crafter web site show reforging date.
    I asked my buddy at atlantic,he answer me ,no date for reforging.
    So I remade intelligibly for him and ally mate.
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  24. Deception

    Deception Sage

    Thank you semmerset, you're contributions are being put to use!
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  25. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus

    dull,shadow,copper runic chart

    2012y04m09d_012653701.jpg 2012y04m09d_012653701.jpg 2012y04m09d_012820517.jpg 2012y04m09d_012836734.jpg

    do you want spined and oak,ash runic chart?
  26. Deception

    Deception Sage

    I would love to have the oak/ash charts if possible =]
  27. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator Staff Moderator

    I'd like the Spined and Horned runic sewing kits too! :). Thank you in advance.
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  28. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus

    Spined runic chart
    I think horned runic have cap.

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  29. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus

    Oak and Ash runic chart

  30. MYUO

    MYUO Lore Master

    Amazing work, Semmerset! It is like part of a road map to the huge reforging puzzle. One question: what does the braket [ ] mean?
    Knowing the caps of the mods, still needed to be figured out is how the additional mods are generated. I have reforged items with 2-6 mods from barbed kits. Really puzzling. Hope a member of dev team can shed some light on this.
    It would be really cool to have a interactive web tool showing the cap of the mods from different tools - a reforging calculator!
  31. Dudaz

    Dudaz Visitor

    Could somebody show how to make a piece of armor with just 7 str? I want to imbue the other 4 mods myself
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  32. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus

    Non braket[] becomes this value by high probability.
    But the braket[] show cap,sometime that value make difficult.
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  33. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus

    I think str cap is 5,but hp increase cap is 7.
    If you want hp increase 7,you need copper or horned or ash runic.
    Horned runic have high reforging point,so I think 1 name and 2,3 property add.(other property,you can change value for imbuing)
    Copper and ash runic,sometime you can make 1 property(difficult),usually 1 name and 1 property(sometime 2 property).
    And hp inecrease 7 have high imbuing weight.
  34. LlamaOnDrugs

    LlamaOnDrugs Adventurer

    Quick question.

    From my crafting on both test and publish shards, I have noticed that the random properties you get from reforging never seem to go above the imbuing cap.

    For example, I have crafted MANY Towering Wooden Shields with a Heartwood Runic, and not one of the non-Towering/of Aegis properties has been over the imbuing cap.

    Does anyone know if this is intended, or whether I am just being supremely unlucky?

    The reason for my asking, is that I want to know if I can randomly get a 150 Luck property on an item even if I dont pick Auspicious/of Fortune.

  35. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator Staff Moderator

    I've gotten random regeneration properties like HPR 3 and SR 3 on Towering/of Aegis shields. So yes, I think it is possible, but very random outside of the groups you selected. I will pay closer attention to this and see if I have any better examples in the stash of shields I made with Bronze Runic Hammers the other day for my Parry Mage.

    The biggest problem I've found with shields is that they have an imbuing intensity cap of 450 when exceptional (not 500).
  36. Ganesh89

    Ganesh89 Journeyman

    Great chart's semmerset!!! Could you if possible check your sources if they have bronze, gold, agapite, verite and valorite runic charts? I am aiming on making plate armor with 10SI and 10LMC on them, which hammer would be my best bet?
  37. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus

    Ash runic and bronze runic are the same performances.
    Ash runic have no poweful reforging,many property is max.
    So I dont need middle to high color runic chart.(and I dont making chart)
    But if you use valorite,it is better to choose powerful reforging,powerful reforging give more weight.
    So barbed,valorite,heartwood runic give sometime 6 property.
    2 name choice ,4 property is random.
    I used over 50 barbed runics,sometime it give very good suits.
    But 2 barbed runic can make only 5 .

    However you want only stamina increase 10 or lmc 10,you use copper runic.(but only 1 )
    You need 2 property,I think bronze runic with powerful reforging.
    I think very hard.
  38. PuckOfPacific

    PuckOfPacific Journeyman

    Oh, man I might get sh*t canned for being on here so much @ work.....So is it posssible to take a non geared Juka Bow using the ash runic until you got an epic hit area hit mana leech combo. then gear it so it becomes a slayer of some sort (crosses fingers for a super slayer) then use the forged tool to add 10 SSI?? no imbuing at all? will enahncing with the 10SSI lower the manaleech from the reforging?
  39. LlamaOnDrugs

    LlamaOnDrugs Adventurer

    If the SSI increases then Mana/life/stam leeches will go down yes. Consult the uo guide pages for the stats to see what the maxes are on normal bows with 10 SSI.
  40. Thunderz

    Thunderz Certifiable

    You'll want more than 10SSI as those bows are very slow, there so cheep and easy to get and gear id go with the imbuing route then gear then enhance. The only reason id use reforging on one is to get 100% elemental damage and hope you hit a slayer that has that resist as its lowest for a 100% elemental, 6 mod slayer bow with 40SSI. Only other reason would be to hit SSI from the roforging aswell but it would probably be cheeper for the SSI mats that all the runics your likely to burn.

  41. Galad911

    Galad911 Adventurer

    how to reforge for 5 dci and 3 HPR with nothing else on leather armor
  42. CorwinXX

    CorwinXX Babbling Loonie

    spinned runic:
    Grand Artifice
    Inspired Artifice: Invigorating/of Restoration
    Exalted Artifice
    Sublime Artifice: Towering/of Aegis

    May be you should add "Powerful Re-Forging" as well.
  43. semmerset

    semmerset Seasoned Veteran Staff Alumnus

    Spind runic use 5dci and 3hpr,its impossible.
    Its no room :(
    5dci and 2hpr,it can making.
    But its better for only 5dci and imbuing 2hpr.
  44. Galad911

    Galad911 Adventurer

    Yeah I couldn't ever get it to work with any kit but barbed but then there was no room to imbue anything else and getting all the mods I want didn't work after about 60 barbed kits
  45. Nm. Just tested Runic Reforging on TC with a char who had 120 Smithing/120 Imbuing, and it looks like the max +STR/DEX/INT that can be applied to Armor, is +5, unlike the +10 that Wizal the Fox previously stated.
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  46. LlamaOnDrugs

    LlamaOnDrugs Adventurer

    This is correct indeed.
  47. Can someone help my noobish self and explain how I can get 5% HCI on a piece of armor so I don't have to play the RNG game with woodland armor? I just want to add 5% HCI and then I can imbue whatever else onto the armor.

    I don't care if it's metal, wood or leather piece.

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  48. CorwinXX

    CorwinXX Babbling Loonie

    Oak/Spined/Shadow runic:
    Powerful Re-Forging
    Grand Artifice
    Inspired Artifice: Vicious/of Slaughter
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  49. Thanks Corwin, I'll give it another attempt following your advice.
  50. Risso

    Risso Babbling Loonie

    It's also possible to do it without using Powerful Re-forging.

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