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Greater dragons so hard to tame...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by sbom, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. sbom

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    I just came back to uo after a while and tried to tame one of those big dragons (Greater Dragons)...it took me a few minutes to get it down in health to where it was flying. I then parked my pet and came back to tame...by then I would have thought it'd be a bit weak but he kept casting double-FS on me...insta death...after 3 times, I gave up.

    What's the trick? I'm on Atlantic by the way!

    Lancelot - former great tamer :(
     
  2. Symma

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    Use the force Luke! (ahem, Virtues).

    Anyway, you really should be using the Tamer forum. You'll find all the info you need there :D
     
  3. Kellgory

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    Honor taming. See taming forum for details.
     
  4. Xalan Dementia

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    another slower way is using Ethereal Voyage spell from Spellweaving. with gm weaving and an arcane focus you get a few good trys to tame before it wears off, only problem is the wait to recast.
     
  5. Melee defence, resists and the ability to heal yourself.
     
  6. sbom

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    Thanx all.
    Honor sounds like the way to go for me.
    I killed a few succubus and I'm at 8 "balls of honor" already...22 to go!
     
  7. Stigmatas

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    Aye tamer forum. But since ur here....real quick:

    Get at least a couple dots of follower of honor. Honor self....tame dragon!
     
  8. *pokes Stig*

    Honor is definitely the way to go. At 8 dots on Follower you have about 3 minutes to attempt to tame the big boy. Should be plenty of time. If not, invis, run away for 5 minutes, then go back and try again.
     
  9. Uvtha

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    Bring a friend. Thats what I did.
     
  10. Ezekiel Zane

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    Even with 120 music/peace and 115 taming, my daughter and I couldn't tame one. Looks like Honor it is then.
     
  11. Kayne

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    I tamed one pretty easy with the help of beating it up to almost redlined and having a peacemaker on hand to calm it down.
     
  12. NuSair

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    If you are going to peace/tame then you really need to discord it first.

    Honestly, I prefer to honor/Etheral Voyage myself.
     
  13. G.v.P

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    UO Tamer Forum link

    Have a friend peacemake, have a friend sleep it, beat it down by killing it until it has only a few hit points left or until its firebreath does minimal damage (mindblast, wither, EVs, a pet you would later stable), use invisibility spell to disrupt aggro, use confusion pots to disrupt aggro, use egg bombs to disrupt aggro, use hiding skill to disrupt aggro, use lead taming (staying a tile or two ahead, matching AI speed), make a macro in UO (use skill: Animal Taming, wait for target, last target) and spam it when you get in range (then run away if you fail), use teleport spell to get away faster if you need to on foot, use ninjitsu animal form for faster movement while taming and/or even immunity to poisons (unicorn) or faster hit point regeneration (dog/cat), use potions (heal, cure, refresh, strength, invisibility), use bushido (confidence, evasion), use mysticism's healing stone and/or cleansing winds (removes poison, heals, and lifts curses all in one shot), use magery's protection spell to make it easier to cast spells (I wouldn't recommend it, but some people love that spell), put healing/anatomy on tamer and heal yourself with bandages, use honor virtue if you somehow can't do any of the above, or

    have someone else tame the dragon and help them.
     
  14. MalagAste

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    Peacemaking does NOT work the thing is peaced for less than a millisecond.....

    Now I never cheat and use Honor for Taming..... Honor is a fighters skill not a tamers skill...

    I bring a friend or just myself and I run up..... invis next to it..... sometimes I may area peace to get close to it.... invis...... Start taming.... if it fails.... RUN..... come back peace/invis..... try again keep doing this till you start taming then I spam invis on myself. over and over and over till it's tame.

    And Yes I do die from time to time.... but it's not all that bad. I've actually tamed 2 of them by myself now.
     
  15. UOKaiser

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    Careful how you trow away that word around. Cheat. it could be consider any type of running is cheating or invisibility or using a friend. We have a sensitive bunch here you know.
     
  16. UOKaiser

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    Anyway you could always bring a pet beat it down to redline recall stable and come back to tame it. When the greater dragon is at half health it's no stronger than a regular dragon. Then you can just lead tame it.
     
  17. G.v.P

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    I just lead tame them at full health ;P haha.
     
  18. Fink

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    Sounds like those people need to HTFU rolleyes:

    Honor = Truth + Courage, but the way they've implemented that virtue seems to promote deception and cowardice. Not that there's anything wrong with deception and cowardice (both have served me quite well) but I think they made a fundamental mistake with the game-mechanics interpretation of Honor. You gain in honor if you don't share your kills, you can gain it by proxy, your reward is a blanket of invulnerability.
     
  19. They should never have been made tamable in the first place.......
     
  20. Invis should break the tame attempt imo
     

  21. Hunt The Foul Unicorn?
     
  22. Funny thing.......my tamer gains in Honor from kills made by pets just as my fighter's gain when they kill things. Maybe UFO's really do exist...
     
  23. the 4th man

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    They're right, use Honor. Build it killing succabi (plural?)

    Tame the critter in Valor, it's easier.

    Took me many tries, and my honor was down to the minute level(?)

    It can be done. This method allows you to tame it without damaging it.