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Anyone else notice lowland bouras..

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Uvtha, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Uvtha

    Uvtha Grand Poobah
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    are as good, if not better than raptors?

    Base damage: LLB by a considerable amount (11-17 vs 18-23)
    Hps: LLB (392 vs 543)
    Str: Raptor (455 vs 411)
    Dex: Raptor in its only real noticeable victory (153 vs 93/125 maxed)
    Int: Who cares.

    Average resists: Raptor (46 vs 40)

    Difficulty in taming... LLB wins, requiring only 30 taming, and while its not important, it starts with 90+ wrestling, to save time, while the raptor starts at 80 max.

    Damage output, im going to guess is fairly even with the boura doing a bit more, and survivability probably goes to the boura too unless its a cold heavy attack.

    Thought it was interesting.
     
  2. Farsight

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    I spent some quality time yesterday running around with a lowland/highland boura combination. They really were a great combination of pets.

    But does the LLB really take only 30 taming to tame? If so, they could change things a lot.

    edit: tested it... you can.

    Now I'm going to have to play with 30 taming 30 lore characters who use lowland boura.
    They could make a huge difference in low to mid range hunting.
     
  3. Wenchkin

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    Yes, I like the low taming requirement, it'll give newbie tamers something to play with from day 1. And they suit non tamers with some spare skill points too.

    I might get some onto my non tamers just for fun. A crafter could get a lot of use out of one as protection from small spawn.

    Have any of you tried transferring one of the new pets to a non upgraded account to see if that's possible?

    Wenchy
     
  4. Escaflowne

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    Bet this will **** the fel pvpers off though rofl. Everyones going to be running around with 2 lowland bouras :D
     
  5. RichDC

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    The big difference is Pack instinct, im not aware of bouras having it.

    When you combine 2 raptors there damage skyrockets! Hit hard and VERY fast!
     
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    I think the LLBs have pack instinct, but not the highlands. Could be wrong on this...
     
  7. Farsight

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    The LLB do have pack instinct, the Ruddy and HLB do not.

    I played a bit with a HLB/LLB combination and found it VERY good, moreso than the untrained 2 raptor combination (I can't train up the test-pets since I have a HLB/LLB combo and a pair of wolf spiders and a skree waiting for bonding, and none of the new pets can come close to replacing my bake/beetle combo).

    I have friends who transferred skree and boura to unupgraded accounts, and I'll be doing my own tests in that area later today, as I only upgraded one of my two accounts.
     
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    dosnt matter even if they did, they are 3 slots, so you can only have one.
     
  9. Farsight

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    But the highland boura improves on the lowland boura's pack. I'm finding the combination of the two to be quite effective.

    It isn't anywhere near what a rune beetle/nightmare can do (my favored combination), but you can't beat it for the low taming requirement.
     
  10. maroite

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    My two semi-trained raptors put out about 100 damage a second. Hitting for about 40-50 each on troggs.

    There Tacts and Anat aren't maxed, and their wrestling is around 85-87.

    I didn't bother with bouras, too big. :x I hate my fat dragon for blocking things.
     
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    Unless they changed it from Open Beta the Lower and the Ruddy were 2 slots, the Higher was a 3 slot. Adding up to 5.
     
  12. Uvtha

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    Yeah, but 2 LLB should be doing as much or MORE damage. They have almost double the base damage. And they have 100+ extra hps...

    They are big, but I think they look cool.
     
  13. Farsight

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    Another great pet is the Ruddy boura.

    They look just like the LLB in stats, but have no pack instinct. So why are they so good?

    You don't even need to put the 30 points of taming and lore to control them. While they take 20 skill to tame (I tamed a few with JOAT taming on my humans), they take 0 points to control. That means that everyone can have a pair of boura without the skill investment.