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Honor is Courage to seek and uphold the Truth

Shrine Locations:

Derived From: Truth, Courage

Anti-Virtue: Shame

Original Class: Paladin

Original Home City: Trinsic

Opposing Dungeon: Shame

Mantra: Summ

Color: Purple

Sigil: Chalice of Honor

Rune: Chalice

Word of Power: Infama

Companion: Dupre

Ankh Pendant: +1 Mana Regeneration, +1 Stamina Regeneration (50% chance to get one bumped up to +2)

Lord Blackthorn’s draconian Law: If thou dost lose thine own honour, thou shalt take thine own life.

Nothing is less worthy of honor than an old man who has no other evidence of having lived long except his age – Lucius Annaeus Seneca on Honor

The Virtue of Honor has been described thusly:

“Honor is the courage to stand for the truth, against any odds.”

The Virtue of Honor

in Ultima Online

[Information obtained from official UO.com Website]





Virtuous Ability: Embrace Honor

The reward for following the path of Honor is the ability to move peacefully among aggressive monsters, as well as a damage bonus to melee combat.

You can activate Embrace Honor by double-clicking the Honor icon on the Virtue gump, and then targeting yourself. Activating this ability will cause all monsters to ignore you for a limited amount of time. The duration you embrace your Honor increases as you achieve higher levels on the path of Honor.

If you are in combat when you embrace your Honor, any opponents already aggressive towards you will not be affected.

Honor also works hand in hand with Bushido in that activating it with a skill of 50 points or more also initiates the Perfection system.
Perfection grants you a damage bonus dependent on the amount of consecutive hits you deal to a certain target. It is not activated directly; in order to use it you must have at least 50 Bushido skill points and then Honor a target creature. Perfection may not be used against other players.

Once this is done every successful blow will increase your perfection while a miss will lower it. As your level increases each strike will deal more and more damage (to a maximum of a 100% bonus at the highest level), so the use of equipment with a Hit Chance Increase bonus is desirable. The Bushido ability Lightning Strike is also useful for sustaining a combo.

If you defeat your target while at the highest level of perfection, you will regain some Hit Points, Stamina and Mana.

Your effective Luck level is also boosted by ten percent of your squared perfection score. At it’s maximum this score is 100, so therefore the best luck bonus is (100^2)/10 = 1000.

Once the target creature is slain you lose all perfection and must start over when you honor the next. Originally perfection could also be used against players, however a later publish removed the ability to Honor them.


Gaining Honor:

You can gain Honor by engaging in honorable combat with monsters or NPCs. You can do this by double-clicking the Honor icon on the Virtue gump and targeting an appropriate opponent. You will face your opponent, bow to them, and speak the words, “I honor you.”

You then must defeat your opponent in an honorable fashion.

Honorable combat is defined as:

  • Allowing your opponent to damage you first.
  • Engaging in one-on-one combat.
  • Not using ranged weapons, unless you stay in the same spot where you honored your opponent, or you only damage your opponent while adjacent to them.
  • Not allowing your pets or summoned creatures to help you during the battle.
  • Avoiding the use of poison.

To engage an opponent in honorable combat, your opponent:

  • Must be one that you can perform negative actions upon.
  • Must be at full health.
  • Must not already be honored by a nearby player.
  • Must be close to you, in your line-of-sight, and have a clear path to you.

The amount of Honor you gain from defeating your opponent is determined by how closely you followed the above guidelines for honorable combat, as well as your opponent’s level of fame.

Virtuous Titles:

Each virtue has three steps on the path to enlightenment, each more difficult to attain than the last. Upon reaching each step, you will be given a new Virtue title, which is displayed when you mouse over the Virtue’s associated symbol (in this case, the Chalice of Honor) in the Virtue Gump.

Last modified: November 6, 2011

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