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Why a good number of Craftable Musical Instruments are made with FROSTWOOD ?


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I have noticed quite a number of craftable Music Instrument made with Frostwood.

The UO Wiki Material Bonuses page at Material Bonuses – Ultima Online , does not say anything special for Musical Instruments other then indicating that Frostwood gives to the item Spell Channelling for "Other" (non Armor and non Weapons...).

Thing is, that Musical Instruments are usually played while sitting in the backpack, not held in hand.... so, making them with Frostwood for the Spell Channeling property, I would see it pointless.

Yet, as I said, I often seen them crafted in FROSTWOOD. Anyone knows the why ?