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bard/tamer returing for a bit after years

Discussion in 'UO Bard' started by helenaa, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. helenaa

    helenaa Adventurer
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    Hey,
    I used to play UO couple of years back...and just a "few" things have changed. Been reading the faq's a bit and I think I should change my template but just want to make sure ;)

    Right now it's capped at (so not actual but near with jewelry if i can find it again):

    Animal lore 110
    Animal taming 110
    Vet 100
    Music 110
    Provo 115
    Magery 100
    Meditation 100

    Reading from the posts I think I should drop meditation and start doing disco. That correct ? Also...quick q.: is meditation and resisting spells no longer important?

    As a note...I will play solo probably.
     
  2. I would advise you to go with:

    110 Taming
    110 Lore
    100 Vet
    120 Music
    120 Discord
    115-120 Magery
    40-45 Med

    And as many plus skill items as possible to raise Med up to a useful level.

    Edit:
    110 Tame/Lore will give you good control over everything except a Dread Warhorse.
    110 Lore will let you Lore all (non-humanoid) monsters.
    100 Vet could be 90 (another 10 Med) and use Enhanced Bandages.
    120 Music/Discord so you can use it on everything that can be Discorded.
    115 Magery, 110 gives you 100% success at 7th circle and lower, 120 gives you 100% at all 8 circles, but as this is pretty much a PvM template 115 is fine. Magery & a Mage Weapon are also your melee defense.
    As much Med as possible because you don't want to be entirely pet reliant.
     
  3. Taylor

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    I second Lord GOD's bard/tamer template, though I would keep provo soulstoned. You might want to switch between provo/disco in the future and I'd hate for you to lose those hard-earned provo skill points.
     
  4. helenaa

    helenaa Adventurer
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    thanks for advice :) There's one soulstone left on my account luckily. For now I am doing them turkeys and then I'll go train disco.
     
  5. Poo

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    it all really depends on your play style and what you are hunting.

    im sure a provo/tamer could be very effective when hunting the right thing.

    but like most here we have become addicted to disco over the years cause it makes the crittters dye so much faster to our pets.

    if youd care to see the difference between a discoed and no discoed critter for killing with your pets drop me a line and ill come disco some stuff for ya.

    id hate to see someone work up a skill and then find out they dont like it.

    Poo
     
  6. Mina_Lino

    Mina_Lino Journeyman
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    i don't have med...so i'm pet reliant.

    However i do have 115 vet...so i'm usualy vetting my pet while standing under it's belly. (however this is not adviced for situations where it's better to stay at a distance)

    if my pet dies...i simply gtfo :)

    and it's always handy to be able to ress your pet...since most dungeons are empty like never before.

    Like dungeon doom...it's dead there....you're lucky if you even see ONE person there.
     
  7. Poo

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    unfortunatlly there seems to be a gaining momentum with EA in that every new event we have had in the last year the MOBs seem to have an area effect damage and a pull in special.

    so you cant stand under the belly and heal.
    and ya cant stand back and cast heal.

    ya gotta go in and try to stay alive and let your suit take the damage.