Battle mining?

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  1. Willy

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    ok so I have been searching for a thread in this that helps me and haven't found.
    I have a miner current template is

    Mining
    Swords
    LJ
    healing
    Anatomy
    Magery

    Heard that battle mining is a good way to make money and have fun. So here is my question

    What in the hell is battle mining???
    And what would be a good skill to add to my template for that? Also willing to drop Magery if needed. But from what I understand it's good to have.
    Thanks!
  2. Gideon Jura

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    tactics

    battle mining is using gargoyle picks / shovels to pull elementals / golems and kill them for stone / metal ore
  3. Willy

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    Ah yes. I have tactics also. Apperently I just have a terrible memory lol

    What's the money maker in that? Sorry new to UOR still learning
    Is there a thread to link me to? Searching didn't come up with much for me
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    http://www.uorenaissance.com/info/Masonry_Stonecrafting

    gargoyle picks = stone ingots (stone/sandstone/marble) = 500g per ingot + the elementals drop gold and stuff

    gargoyle shovels = ore piles (iron-> valorite) = fast money, chance at a monster statue, and a reasonable plat chance

    advantages: if you have some good spots to mine you can stay off the PK hot spots and make some cash gating your guys in and out to your house to drop off loots

    great peaceful way to make decent cash and you'll learn lots of tricks, find good spots, etc. while not getting too much grief.

    more exciting than fishing but probably less exciting than tmapping

    lot of upside w/ good characters, 3boxing, runebooks, and gear
  5. Willy

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    So a gargoyle pickax can be used to mine and I might get a golem in which I can kill that has valuables on it? That the basics of it?
    How about smelting that ore? What's the skill level and chance on that?
    And how tough are these golems to kill say in relation to earth elementals?
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    pick -> elementals

    shovel -> golem

    the top end ones are fairly strong but if you're GM fighter it's no biggy. 2 or 3 at once can be problematic.

    they don't cast spells, some of them reflect spells
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    Also a video here if you'ed like:

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  8. Willy

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    ok great. Does the person who mines them up have to kill them? Or does it not matter?
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    nope, doesn't matter. although they tend to attack the miner
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    You can kill them with a different character... or just dig>run, dig>run, dig>run and fill the world with elementals!
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    Lol ok great. So last question then I'll get out there and try it out.
    Which is he bigger money maker. Using a gargoyles pickax to get elementals. Or using the shovel to get golems?
    Ok now last question. Elementals or golems harder to kill?
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    Elementals are a little harder and provide more money in my opinion. If someone else has done the hard math feel free to correct me.
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    There is a higher return on doing the gargoyle pickaxes. However you can pump out more GPH with shovels since they tend to be easier to triple box. The issue with the shovels is they are used up way quicker so you will need to have a supplier that can keep up.. which is very difficult. You can easily and cheaply get a bag of gargoyle pickaxes on the other hand that will last you for a year.
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    Also this is super rudimentary triple boxing but it does show more or less the power.
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    Why is it called Triple Boxing?

    Presumably that's someone with a char from each of 2 accounts using snazzy shovels or pickaxes?
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    3 clients = triple boxing. Think of each install of the game as if it were the box it originally came in.
    No you wouldn't want all 3 accounts mining, just your main account. The other 2 accounts would be placed in a looping macro that attacks golems and heals your main miner.
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    Gotcha. Triple boxing. Seems simple now.

    Thanks, El Horno.

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