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Any tips to GM lock picking fast?

Discussion in 'Crafting & Trade Skills' started by Darren, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Darren

    Darren New Member

    Title says it all. looking to find away to GM lock picking fast. any replys welcome. thanks

    oh and doe anyone know what lock picking is needed to unlock chests dropped from monsters/=?
  2. Jager

    Jager Well-Known Member

    There's someone on here selling lock picking skill boxes.. Everything you need to hit 95. After that you gotta use the skill on tough chests to get skill.. Check selling forums for the package. And all depends what type of monster

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  3. gofer

    gofer Well-Known Member

    My advice, save the 14k it will cost you in buying the kit.

    With 1 char that is already built but not 7x buy 30 carp and 30 tink. Make the box and make sure when you create it, the prompt says it is lockable.

    With another char (preferably your mule) start with 50 carp and 50 tink and make another wooden box through the carpentry window.

    For the GM box, buy it off a vendor (I got mine from someone gating in Brit Bank) unless you GM both crafts with said mule.

    From there, create a macro to pick the lock (with your tinker stock up on LPs or buy from a provisioner) and loop it.

    Once you get to 95 skill in LP, you must pick Level 4 chests in dungeons. If you would like me to give you some info on where to find said chests then pm me when the time comes and I can provide pictures + locations from a guide I wrote years ago.

    PS: Lock your dexterity at 10 while you level as it will net you/save you .2 points at 95.
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  4. Darren

    Darren New Member

    thanks for the advice. very helpful
  5. gofer

    gofer Well-Known Member

    My pleasure. If you need some help with setting up the macro or any other questions just let me know.

    LP is lucrative so do not worry on what you are spending to get to 95 as you will make some decent money from 95-100.
  6. Platonic Love

    Platonic Love Member

    I'm at 76 lockpicking and hit a wall. I got a GM box from the store you can reach from cove, but I'm not advancing. Scam box? Is there anyway to make sure it's GM? Anyone know where I can get a GM box fo sho?
  7. Platonic Love

    Platonic Love Member

    NVM it's moving now. Thx.
  8. Guttersnipe

    Guttersnipe Well-Known Member

    The GM tinker repair deed is there to show you they are GM tinker made.
  9. Decoy

    Decoy Well-Known Member

    Does this make any sense? I've hit a wall at 93.4 real (95.0 not-real, or whatever you call it). I'm pretty certain I'm using a GM box. I have 100 dex - does that help me with LP in such a way that makes me max on the GM box sooner? Or is it more likely that the box is not GM after all?
  10. Splatix

    Splatix Member

    A GM tinker box will only take you to 95, no further. Now you have to move on to dungeon chests for skill gain, and it is sloooooow. I've heard that certain levels of paragon chests can be used as well, although I have not had the opportunity to try those yet, so I can't speak from experience on that.

    As for your Dex, having it maxed out does increase the skill level beyond the "real" level, so yeah, you prolly maxed out from the tink box a couple of tenths early :)

    Good luck mate, hope you find the next 5 points easier than I...
  11. Doomsayer

    Doomsayer Well-Known Member

    I GMd lockpicking just doing treasurechests. But mind you, they have been many, I'd say it probably took me closer to 500 chests to go 95-GM. On the other hand I reason I got the gains for free since I was doing what I was supposed to be doing anyway.
  12. Decoy

    Decoy Well-Known Member

    I see. I guess my confusion was that I expected to max on the GM crafted box at 95 real (not 93.4 real). So I have 6.6 more points to go versus 5.0. I guess it's time to start on dungeons and para chests and whatever else :).
  13. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    Decoy, if you drop your dex down you will get the extra points for not having a dex bonus too
  14. Decoy

    Decoy Well-Known Member

    Understood. Thank you!

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  15. Guttersnipe

    Guttersnipe Well-Known Member

    At 25 dex you can cap out at 94.7. A lot of people suggest locking your dex at 10 on lockpicker characters until you're done training LP for this reason.
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  16. halygon

    halygon Moderator Staff Member

    . This is probably one of the best pieces of advice to give regarding LP as it saves you a lot of time later on.
  17. Decoy

    Decoy Well-Known Member

    Yeah I had done hiding and stealth before LP so I was at around 100 dex when I started. I need to do magery so I'll drop dex to 25 for int and then go back to LP. Thanks for the tips!

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  18. hiroshima

    hiroshima Well-Known Member

    I have dex 25, str 100 and int 100. I am at the 94.7 wall. What can I do???
  19. Enthalpic

    Enthalpic Well-Known Member

    94.7 wall? At 94.7, I thought it was 95, you can no longer gain from a gm locked box. You have to pick chests in dungeons, or pick chests from treasure maps to gain past this point. ( Or paragon chests)
  20. halygon

    halygon Moderator Staff Member

    The trick for Lockpicking isn't to have 25dex, it is to start your character off with 10dex and lock it down till your real skill is 95. Unfortunately you will have to gain the 5.3 last points with dungeon chests, paragon chests, and tmap chests like the guy above said.

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