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Skill & Stat Caps, by Xena Dragon
So you are curious about the Skill and Stat Caps? These caps were put in place to even the playing field for newer players and people who didn’t have all day to spend practicing their skills and raising their attributes. A character that was 18 months old would be godlike, with GM Status in every skill and 100s for Strength, Dexterity and Intelligence, without the Caps because this character would have months and months to train.The Stat and Skill Caps were not put into place to inconvenience you or make your life miserable. They were put in place as a way to force boundaries upon characters that would normally run rampant over the countryside slaying everything in their wake if they were given no limits. With the addition of the Scrolls of Power, players now have a way to specialize their characters even more, and even train their stats a little bit higher than others to make things more “interesting”.
Each individual stat, Strength, Dexterity and Intelligence, can be set to either one of these three options:
Total stats are capped at 225 for new accounts. At 6 months, all characters will have their stat cap raised by 5 points to 230. Also, Scrolls of Power can be found to raise your stat cap by up to 25 points. Individual stats are capped at 150*.
– Only when a player character advances in a skill or is at the skill cap for that skill, he/she may gain a stat point.
– All skills now have a primary and secondary stat. The primary stat will rise 75% of the time. The secondary stat will rise 25% of the time. If the primary stat is not set to “gain”, the secondary stat will be chosen. If the primary and secondary stats are both locked or set to “decrease”, neither stat will rise.
Note: If a stat is at the maximum individual stat cap of 125 and is not locked, it can be chosen, but it will not rise.
– The chance that a stat will increase on any given skill gain is 1 in 20.
– Purchasing skill training from an NPC will not raise stats.
– There is no cap on how many stat points you can gain in any given time period
* Individual stats are capped at 125 real with a total cap of 150 including bonuses from items.
Table of Primary and Secondary Stats
There is a maximum total number of skill points you can possess among all your skills, called your skill cap. You are able to manage your skills by setting each skill to one of three modes: raise, lower, or lock. To manage your skills, click on the Skills button in your Character Window (paperdoll). On the far right of each individual skill there is an arrow pointing up, pointing down or a padlock. Click on it to cycle through the modes. If you have reached the skill cap and all of your skills are marked with either Raise or Lock, you can not train in a skill with an NPC.
A field at the bottom of the skill menu lists your character’s skill total. This allows you to see how close you are to the skill cap. Click on the Show Skill Caps button to see your individual skill caps.
Initially, there are 4 skill groups, sorted by category. To add a new group, click the New Group button. If you wish to rename a group, double-click the group name and make your desired changes. To move skills between groups, click and drag the skill from one group to another. If you’re moving a skill to an empty group, you will have to drag the skill on top of the group name in order to add it to that group.
To delete a skill group, click the skill group name to highlight it, then press the delete key. If you are using UO Assist, make sure that any macros you have tied to the delete key allow the delete keystroke to be passed onto the UO Client, otherwise you will not be able to delete a skill group.
To make viewing or editing your skills easier, you can click and drag the blue gem at the bottom of the skill window to show more skills at once.
Updated by Petra Fyde
Last modified: November 17, 2013