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Help with my Bard template PLEASE!

Discussion in 'UO Bard' started by Jockey, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Jockey

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    So.. I played UO a long time ago. When I played, I am sure I had some rhyme to my reason for the skills I gained in. However, I just started playing again after a long leave of absence and I want to fix my template up to today's standards :) Just reaching out for a little help on this from the community.

    I believe I would like to pursue a Bard/Tamer template but here is my skills as they are now:

    Eval Int = 82.8
    Focus = 100
    Magery = 92.6
    Meditation = 98.6
    Veterinary = 37.4
    Taming = 16.3
    Animal Lore = 51.4
    Disordance = 39.1
    Musicianship = 96.6
    Peacemaking = 42.7
    Provocation = 65.5

    What should I set to decrease and what skills do I need to improve?
     
  2. Vexxed

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    2 options IMO...

    PURE BARD
    120 Mage
    120 Med
    120 Music
    120 Peace
    120 Prov
    120 Disco

    You can have 2 lowland Boura's or 2 Vollems and still get the feel of a tamer and have quite high DPS and with the provo buff healing/buffing your pets they can be quite nice...

    DISCO TAMER
    120 Mage
    120 Med
    120 Taming
    120 Animal Lore
    120 Music
    120 Disco

    I would typically suggest a Greater Dragon just because I use this template for Tanking harder bosses that would kill the smaller critters the above template can use.. For mid level stuff I usually find the PURE BARD more useful just because all the bard buffs are so much stronger overall.. I do flip flop between the 2 templates at will with the soul stones I have though...

    Your choice. Also.. a full set of Flutes of Renewal so that you have all the right slayers makes a large difference... When I run pure bard I can Disco the target.. All kill with 2 pets.. and have BOTH provo Masteries running so that my 2 bouras are both healed and doing like +20% damage over normal no counting that the target is discoed... Makes short work of stuff...

    Good luck
     
  3. Picus at the office

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    If I was going the disco tamer route I'd consider the use of jewels for the temp and reduce taming, lore by 30 points each plus a further reduction of magery by 60 points. Roll 45 skill points for taming, lore and magery on each jewel and add 120 points to provo or peace to use the mastery of either. This would free up alot of room and still give you the ablity to heal the pets with bandies, spells or bard specials(or add extra damage if wanted). Cheaper and easier than working taming to 120 also.

    90 mage(30 points on jewels, 60 real skill)
    120 med for mana
    120 taming (90 real skill)
    120 Lore (90 real skill)
    120 Music
    120 Disco
    120 Peace or Provo
     
  4. Jockey

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    Awesome advise, thanks guys. I am still new to the Masteries. I was just reading it for the first time yesterday actually. I think I will prolly roll with Picus's template. I like to use Provo a lot. I just didn't realize there was jewelry available to offer so much in skill bonus to Magery, Taming, and Animal Lore. That is amazing! Doesn't Peacemaking make taming stuff so much easier though? Picus how do you tame Greater Dragons without Peace?
     
  5. Logrus

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    Whatever template you decide to go with, remember you want to max your bard skills before gaining music beyond 100.
    The training guides are very helpful in the best way to train guard skills, but I noticed you were really close to 100 music already, so don't pass it.
     
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  6. popps

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    Do not forget to check out the new weapons which bards now have to their arsenal....

    Bard masteries !!
    http://uo2.stratics.com/skill-guides/skills-and-professions/musicianship/bard-mastery
    http://www.uoguide.com/Bard_Mastery

    Welcome back !!
     
  7. Picus of Napa

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    You would still have to beat them down to a certain point before stepping close enough to tame. If I recall a peaced tame gets lower after tame skills but you would be best to check that to make sure.

    Hammer it down to 95% life and then get on last target, run up and hit with pre toggled tame, cast invis and wait a sec, invis and the reveal yourself. Rinse and repeat till done.
     
  8. Jockey

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    Thanks, started working on my provo and disco yesterday. Decided to go taming and I really thinking Taming gains faster than disco and provo lol. The timer delay on bard skills is crazy high...
     
  9. RaistlinNowhere

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    I prefer a garg bard/mystic more than tamer nowdays. You can summon colossus and casting powerfull spells meanwhile it is attacking. Also put spellweaving so your colossus will resist dispels better.

    You can can use provo, to make any monster attack your colossus too.
     
  10. popps

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    Are you talking about the Spellweaving Arcane Empowerment spell ?

    I thought it only worked for spellweaving summons (Summon Fey, Summon Fiend), not summons from other magic areas...
     
  11. RaistlinNowhere

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    it work with all summons ^^
     
  12. gangelo

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    I can't find the training guide, is there a link somewhere??
     
  13. CorwinXX

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    Get Crystal Ball of Knowledge and use it to select a proper target for your training. After 90 use mastery.
     
  14. Lord GOD(GOD)

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    Personally I use 120 Mage, 120 Med, 120 Resist, 120 Music, 120 Discord, 120 Provocation. Occasionally I swap Resist for Spellweaving depending on what I'm hunting. Not really anything you can't kill with this setup and there's some fantastic combos you can do to see numbers scrolling off your target.

    I also use Vollems depending on the situation.

    For example, an Unbound Energy Vortex, Discorded, and with 8+ Diseased Blood Elementals Provoked on it, while at the same time either 2 Vollems, or 2 Air Eles, or 5 Pixies Mana Dumping, plus Tribulation + Despair on weakest resist. Then (& this is with little/no sdi) WOD for 300ish also gets a secondary 200 hit from Tribulation. I also use a Mage Weapon Heavy Xbow which generally hits Discorded targets for 30-40 too with added Mana Drain to deplete the victim.

    The damage numbers scroll.
     
  15. kaio

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    Get music to 100 (as logrus suggest)
    get magery to 100
    get disco to 100
    get mysticism to 100
    get focus to 100
    get meditation to 100
    Now you are a money making machine :)
    Make money, buy a 120 disco
    Train to 120 disco
    Make more money
    Buy 120 music, and train it.
    Bring up mysti, and focus to 120 when u can afford it.
    Invest in a luck suit, and u will rock at most pvm stuff.
     
  16. startle

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    New weapons?? (or you referring to the masteries, which have been around for almost 5 years)...
     
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    I've haven't tried mysticism yet. Do the RC get dispelled a lot like EVs do?
     
  18. Lord GOD(GOD)

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    Not quite as much. Though they always feel slow to me, and not as strong as they once were.