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Guide: Fletching

Discussion in 'Guides' started by halygon, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. halygon

    halygon Well-Known Member

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    Bowcraft/Fletching

    Bowcraft (or Fletching as it is called) is a skill where a player uses Fletching Tools to create arrows, bolts, bows, and crossbows.

    Crafting in the Britain Crafting Area will also have a chance to create "slayer" weapons. See the Slayer wiki for more details.

    Only Skill Scrolls are available for this skill.


    Training Method
    0 - 40 Train at Britain NPC Bowyer
    40 - 60 Craft Bows
    60 - 80 Craft xBows
    80 - GM Craft Heavy xBows.

    In a previous edit it seems the method was 40-60, 60-gm with heavy xbows. However, you can no longer crafter heavy xbows under lvl 80.
     
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  2. TooLong

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    Can you recycle bows? similar to smelting blacksmith items?
     
  3. Tynder

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    No, sir. You can sell them for 7 or 8 gps, or throw them away.
     
  4. Izure

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    can you repair them?
     
  5. Tynder

    Tynder Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I have been using the same repond slayer bow for titans/ogre lords for about a month or so. Just need to use powder of fortification every so often as overall durability gets lowered each time you repair the weapon.
     
  6. Izure

    Izure Well-Known Member

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    I see, nice, thanks!
     
  7. Rafelito

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    You need at least 80 fletching to make a hvy x-bow, not 70.
     
  8. Aknoth

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    its better to train it in dungeon ? or at britain forge ?
     
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  9. Rafelito

    Rafelito Well-Known Member

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    I would also liked to know this...
     
  10. TheFallen

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    Dungeon is always your best bet. 0 chance at a slayer but best gain per board.
     
  11. AssHat

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    just a update, takes 80 skill to craft heavy xbow now
     
  12. Goober

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    I've been away from UO for a VERY long time - played when it first came out. When a GM makes a bow, does it get the craftsman's name "Made by ****" ? Is the 'slayer' bow the only "improved" bow?
     
  13. Ariakan99

    Ariakan99 Well-Known Member

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    If the bow is made exceptional - there is an option on the fletching menu to mark it with the smiths name or not.

    Slayer bows are the only improved bow that can be made with regular wood. Lumberjacking skill can be raised to 120 - as it rises above GM you have a chance to harvest various different rare woods - crafting bows with these woods give you the chance to create bows with magical properties also.
     
  14. kyleakira

    kyleakira Well-Known Member

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    Is it useful to build your own arrows? or it's better to buy them at vendor?
     
  15. Ariakan99

    Ariakan99 Well-Known Member

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    Quicker and easier to buy them for me - usual price is 3gp per.
     
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  16. Goober

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    No bias here lol
     
  17. Goober

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    I'd forgotten about the different kinds of wood - maple, oak, bloodwood, frostwood . . . others I guess.

    Thinks for the reply - like I said, it's been a while. I played for a short time a few years back , but the game was so different. More is NOT always better! I'm looking forward to testing this out . . . If it's truly like it was in the beginning, I'll invite some other old UOers.
     
  18. Faber55

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    Is there runic fleching tools?
     
  19. Ariakan99

    Ariakan99 Well-Known Member

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    No. There are rare woods that are harvested by >gm lumberjack. Fletcher using these have a small chance at random magic properties - the max properties seem linked to the wood type.
     
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  20. Faber55

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    Thanks for the tip
     

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