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Arms Lore
"To craft a truly great sword, one must understand swords. To understand swords, one must study all blades."
- Bors the Gypsy, Grandmaster Blacksmith


Arms Lore is the intense study of arms and armor. Mastery of this body of knowledge grants the ability to make more effective weapons and armor of all materials.
Using Arms Lore
There are two ways to improve your Arms Lore skill. To use your Arms Lore skill to assess the characteristics of a weapon or piece of armor,
  • Click the blue gem next to the skill on your skill list.
  • Target the item with your cursor.
  • If successful, you get the message, "You study the item in an attempt to learn more of its craftsmanship and use."

    Alternatively, simply use the Blacksmithy, Tailoring, Bowyer/Fletcher or Carpentry skills to create weapons and armor - your Arms Lore skill has a chance to increase with each crafted item.
    Benefits
    When a weapon is exceptionally crafted, the damage increase modifier will increase by 1% per 20 points of Arms Lore.

    When a piece of armor (not including shields) is exceptionally crafted, it will receive a resist bonus based on the crafter's Arms Lore skill. For every 20 points of Arms Lore, one resist normally available on that piece of armor will be raised by 1, for a total possible bonus of 5 distributed randomly.

    Example: at GM Arms Lore, the total resist bonus is +5%. One resist could receive the full +5% bonus. Alternatively, one resist could receive +2%, and three other resists could receive +1%, for the total of +5%.
    Special Note: Siege Perilous Rulesets Only
    The bonus to resists for exceptional armor creation on Siege Perilous and Mugen is 1% for every 12.5 points of Arms Lore. The maximum bonus is 8% bonus resists at Grandmaster Arms Lore.
    Additional Information
    Professional Title: Warrior
    Skill Used by: Skill list (assessing weapons and armor)/creation of arms and armor
    Trainers: Armorer, Blacksmith, Blacksmith Guildmaster, Weaponsmith, Weapons Trainer, Fighter, Warrior, Mercenary, Paladin, Merchant Guildmaster and Warrior Guildmaster
    Primary Stat: Intelligence
    Secondary Stat: Strength
    Handy Additional Skills for Craftsmen:
    Blacksmithy - Create weapons and armor of many types of metal
    Tailoring - Sew sturdy armor from the hides of beasts

    Last Updated: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 13:29:52 +0000
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