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Can Cannons hit Serpents, Elements, Kraken etc

Discussion in 'UHall' started by DVDA, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. DVDA

    DVDA Guest

    I have yet to purchase the High Seas pack but I was curious about the cannons on these ships...

    Can they hit Sea Serpents, Elements etc or can they only do damage to other ships?

    I ask because my current Fisherman sucks, he has:

    100 Magery
    100 Med
    100 Fishing
    100 Alchemy
    100 Poisoning
    100 Cooking
    100 Hiding

    These skills are terrible vs Serpents, Water Elements and such, therefore I was thinking of swapping skills (soulstone) with my other characters and going with:

    120 Healing
    120 Fishing
    120 Archery
    120 Tactics
    120 Anatomy
    120 (Dont Know Yet)

    However, I wouldnt do this if I can defend myself vs creatures with Cannon fire
  2. Sevin0oo0

    Sevin0oo0 Guest

    sounds like fun if you could. A group could have a deep water net casting party any time.
  3. Symma

    Symma Certifiable
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    Jul 5, 2002
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    Serpents and Water Elementals are easy to kill. By the time ya got the cannon ready you could have killed it lol.

    Not sure if the cannon works tho against those critters
  4. DVDA

    DVDA Guest

    Regardless if they are easy to kill, I am curious if they can be hit with cannons
  5. Landicine

    Landicine Seasoned Veteran
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    May 23, 2008
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    My fisher only has ~85 magery (with jewelry), and with a snake slayer spellbook, I'm able to kill the sea serpents with two to three spells. Since my fisher is sort of a crafter/ skill bank, the character is pretty mediocre, but I'm still able to get the SOS bottles and maps I pull up on serpents. I would suggest that rather than trying the expensive cannon route, get cheap snake slayer and water elemental spellbooks.
  6. Hell's Ironworks

    Hell's Ironworks Seasoned Veteran
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    Sep 20, 2010
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    As far as i know , the only critter that you can fight with cannons atm is scalis.
  7. Tanivar

    Tanivar Crazed Zealot
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    May 28, 2003
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    My fisher is a mage with bandage healing and kills sea serpents & water elementals with ease.

    Cast Protection on your character and then cast the fast spells Fireball & Lightning at the monsters. The Protection spell makes it less likely your spells will fizzle if the monsters spells hit you while your prepping a spell.

    The debuffing spells the serpents tend to cast are weakened if you have magic resist.

    Cannonfire will kill trolls & ettins on shore. I don't recall if I was firing cannonballs or grapeshot when I tried it back when High Seas was released.
  8. Mapper

    Mapper Crazed Zealot
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    Oct 24, 2005
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    Yes cannons will damage them.
  9. mjolnir131

    mjolnir131 Guest

    stone hiding add 80 ie and then you have 20 fishing left over. Then get a book like people say it's a cake walk
  10. PlayerSkillFTW

    PlayerSkillFTW Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    Or get a Vollem (Either Crystal or Golem) and train it up some. Requires no Taming, and can easily kill just about anything you come across on the ocean, besides Pirate Ships, Scalis, Leviathans and Krakens. Trained Crystal Vollems can kill Krakens with some healing, but Golem Vollems can't be healed by spells.
  11. Doubleplay

    Doubleplay Lore Keeper
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    Mar 3, 2007
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    Just step to the middle of your boat and the serpent spells will all fizzle. This is if you have the new boats. You can still hit them with your mage spells from there.
  12. Ravenleader

    Ravenleader Visitor

    Apr 25, 2011
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    Whenever I go fishing with my Mage/Fisher I simply cast "Summon Fire Elemental" and command him to "Guard Me". Anything attacks me the Elemental begins to protect causing the enemy to focus on him leaving my Mage free to cast offensive spells at will. Most of the time the Fire Elemental will simply kill the enemy by itself.
  13. Elric_Soban

    Elric_Soban Babbling Loonie
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    Dec 7, 2004
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    If i remember right, i think i may have done some cannon testing and i seem to remember them working against land targets.. hooray for shore bombardment! i havent done that since.. ultima.. 4?