Training Necromancy post GM
I have a necro/fencer/poisoner who recently made GM, has read a 120 Necro PS and a tier I Necro Mastery primer. The UOGuide Necro page suggests that at 100 skill you should train with the Vampiric Embrace skill. That puzzled me, because with normal skill arithmetic he would only have a 2.5% chance of success at 100 skill. (It becomes castable at 99.0 skill, so each 0.1 skill above that is +0.25% chance of success.) However, his success rate is MUCH larger than that. At 100.4 skill, it feels a lot more like a 40 to 50% success rate, whereas the Necro book reports it should be 3.5%. Why is there a discrepancy between what the game reports and the actual results?
Another question -- how effective is the Conduit mastery spell in training Necromancy? That was actually going to be my main question until I saw the very high success rate of Vampirc Embrace.
Rock (formerly Imperterritus VXt, Baja)