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Discussion in 'UO Lake Austin' started by Whitestar4016, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Whitestar4016

    Whitestar4016 Journeyman
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    I primarily use my mage for combat, now with the bane chosen guard (aka Bane
    bone demon) it almost seems to be a weakness. You cant cast the major
    offensive spells like ev or even spellcasters natures fury. but you can summon
    fey. My point is when i use magic against the demon I keep getting teleported
    to him. (its really annoying when its like 6-7 times a minute.)

    Now I've noticed that many others aren't (at least not that I could see) being
    teleported to him. Is there a ranged attack or somewhat that you can use. I
    noticed the most effective folks are bards and tamers. (neither of which I went
    and mastered) Are those the only options or am I just whining. Eh anyway
    thanks in advance and as always Enjoy and Live Well
     
  2. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    While you can still get sucked in, I believe it's less likely if there's a dragon already fighting it, and you use a ranged weapon (bow or thrown), instead of casting. Consider getting a mage weapon demon slayer and trying that.

    Or, just make a deal with the tamers, to keep their pets healed. One guy healed my GD for several hours, and if I'd gotten any Defilers during that period, he'd have gotten the first one.
     
  3. Vortex

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    This is something many people misunderstand. EA has taken a step forward with their monster AI that we are seeing more and more on high end monsters (Slasher, Peerless, Bane, etc.)

    What is really happening is that the monster has a chance to "counter-attack". This chance is greatly increased by certain types of player attacks. Any hit has a chance to provoke a counter attack. However, certain attacks are more likely to provoke the attack. Mage spells is definately one of the things that is more likely to cause a counter attack, as are summons. In addition, hit spell on weapons will increase the chance of a counter attack. If you learn the counter attacks for certain monsters, you will learn what and what not to fight them with.

    A good example is the Slasher, while archery is great against him, smart people dont use weapons that have hit spell on them. Hit spell will increase the chance for his fire arrow attack and its not worth the few extra points of damage you will get on him.

    It really is a smart idea by EA, it ensures that no one template can take down everything in the game.
     
  4. Delbrie

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    Who is this Vortex character that I have not seen in a long time :p Good to see you around. To the OP I agree with Vortex. Slasher is way easier soloing or with one other person than a group.
     
  5. Vortex

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    Hey there!

    How about a hunt this Saturday morning? I think Lucky will even be there.
     
  6. Delbrie

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    Yeah I was thinking of maybe dreadhorn.
     
  7. Zev Vir'cyth

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    Fenster and I take them like this. He discords them, then I put my GD on it. After it is fighting the dragon, I attack it with a demon slayer bow,(tamer is an archer). Then Fenster comes it with his dexxer using a demon slayer Museum kryss. Goes down fairly easy. Is harder when more peeps get involved, I guess the answer above about the various weapons is the reason. Takes a lot longer if you do not discord it.