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Hunting renowned creatures

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Speedy Orkit, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Speedy Orkit

    Speedy Orkit Grand Inquisitor
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    Does anyone have a guide for this? I'm assuming you need a good whirlwind item and sampire, or a tamer. I've heard of a ratman renowned dropping the Jade War Axe, but that was it, and further more, I don't know what the ratman's "official" spawn name is.

    Anyone had much luck hunting these? I checked the arti's dropping thread and got some good info.
     
  2. Xalan Dementia

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    Mystic mage gargy all the way for me, no mini spawn I cant take out. also ive gotten the Jade War Axe off the Fire Elemental Renowned (spawn right inside of Tomb of Kings entrance)
     
  3. AzSel

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    Ive killed a few renowned last couple days and got a bunch of special gems and some arties. (axe of abandon, demon bridle ring, void infused kilt)
     
  4. Warpig Inc

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    I do them all with a disco tamer and 5 frenzy or 5 hellcats. When you are experienced on how the pack works always fun blowing others minds on how fast they kill. And the items spawning in random locations will remain BS till they fix it.
     
  5. Speedy Orkit

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    I just can't seem to find the buggers
     
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  7. Speedy Orkit

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    Is there an altar to tell you if you're working it fast enough?
     
  8. Xalan Dementia

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    naw its not like a champ really, you just kill the spawn at any speed, and after so many of that level dies, the next one shows up, till the boss Renowned appears
     
  9. Speedy Orkit

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    Thanks for the help!
     
  10. Gelf

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    I must be doing something wrong,have killed about 30-40 of the renowned,since pub, havent got anything but the gems so far . havin better luck with narvey and slasher. you Runnin a high luck suit(only 140 on mine )?
     
  11. Konge

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    Also the rat spawn is cavern of the discarded. 3 rat Renowneds and 3 dif spawns in the same area, easy, just have a lot of hp. Cavern has a lot of ingredients tied to it too.
     
  12. Nimuaq

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    Acid Elemental [Renowned], Fire Daemon [Renowned], Fire Elemental [Renowned] and Goblin Alchemist & Mage [Renowned] are all pretty easy especially for an archer with a slayer bow.

    Ratman chieftains (Vitavi [Renowned], Rakktavi [Renowned], Tikitavi [Renowned]) have too much hitpoints (guess about ~50,000) so while they are good for training or to get a re-spawn, they are boring to fight. Especially, before the publish 65, their loot was somewhat similar to a regular ratman loot so most people thought they dont worth the effort.

    Pixie [Renowned] and Wywern [Renowned] are tougher than the above. Wyvern [Renowned] is very similar to an Ancient Wyrm (only with a little more hitpoints) and Pixie [Renowned] is again great for pet training but it needs a Fey slayer weapon and takes time to kill (about ~9,000 hitpoints).

    I havent yet to face Devourer of Souls [Renowned], Ancient Lich [Renowned] or Skeletal Dragon [Renowned], so If anybody has any information regarding them, it will be very useful.
     
  13. Chap

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    The pixie takes time, I took it down with nightmare/beetle no slayer no peace/disco. It took a while, 15-20 mins or so with constant healing. Disco would make this easier.

    The anchient lich and skeletal dragon I also killed with nightmare/beetle. Again, took a while, but easier than the pixie. no peace/disco.
     
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    I believe all three of these will summon helpers and use necro spells, so it's best to try to leave a nice empty spot with no or few corpses nearby when you get ready to kill them. Also, the area where the Skeletal Dragon spawns is very cramped in comparison to the other areas. The mini champ spawn area with the Ancient Lich covers the most territory of all the spawn areas.

    As far as killing these three with a pet goes, I would rank them as follows from easiest to toughest: Devourer of Souls, Ancient Lich, and then Skeletal Dragon. I'd put the Devourer of Souls in the same category as the Acid Ele spawn, as long as the summoned creatures don't get out of hand. The Ancient Lich isn't all that much worse.
     
  15. AzSel

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    *nevermind question, found out*

    The renowned skeletal dragon is easy with archer and dragon slayer bow.
     
  16. Petra Fyde

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    This, and a whole host of other information about the SA expansion, can be found by following the links on http://uo.stratics.com under the 'Expansions' 'Stygian Abyss' heading in the left hand menu index. Alternatively, use the custom google search box at the top of that menu. It works, honest!
     
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    My friends and I did the Skeletal Dragon renown last night. I went alone first with my necro-mage and was able to solo the spawn using lots of EVs and offensive spells. Then our group went in and it was very easy. This time I took a sampire. The only hard hitters in the mini-champ are the Skeletal Lichs and the renown itself.

    That said, we did 10 and saw no signs of any arties. In fact, in all the threads I've read, there has been no mention of any arties dropping from the Skeletal Dragon Renown in the abyss. I am hoping this is just bad luck. Can anyone confirm a drop from this renown?

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  18. Caelas

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    Did a few renowneds last night,
    but nary an artie in sight.
    Gems a'plenty, ingredients too
    Guess I'm not as lucky as you. :(
     
  19. 1. All Renowned creatures have the chance to drop an artifact.

    2. Artifacts can drop in 1 of 3 places, apparently randomly. The ground, on the corpse, or in your pack. I've received drops in all 3 ways.

    3. Artifacts that drop on the ground can be as far as 4 screens away, so you must check a fairly large area anytime you kill a Renowned.

    :thumbup1:
     
  20. Ru TnT

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    does this drop happen at the moment the renowned dies?
     
  21. Invalid

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    Does this go for the Renowns in Ilsh?
     
  22. Xalan Dementia

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    pretty sure the ground drops were fixed, have yet to see it happen since latest big publish.
    Killed skele dragon renowned abunch last nite and didnt get anything, gonna keep trying im til i get somethin.
     
  23. Speedy Orkit

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    I did each rat renowned spawn twice now, nada :(

    Did Medusa today though and got petrified snake.
     
  24. gjohnson5

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    Add Devourer of Souls [Renowned], Ancient Lich [Renowned] to the easy list and that would be for most any melee or archery char. Ancient Lich is easy with an undead slayer w/fire damage. Devourer of souls will take a little more work but pretty much the same thing except w/demon slayer

    I think the way most people do the Skeletal Dragon [Renowned] is with rising collosus
     
  25. gjohnson5

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    After getting my flying fixed , I agree with this alot. Rising colossus and ebolts + 40lmc. About to check Slasher now
     
  26. There are no Renowned creatures in Ilsh.
     
  27. Within a few seconds, yeah. It may be instantly, but it was usually 4-5 seconds before I noticed there was one on the ground, or run far enough to find it.
     
  28. Invalid

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    Go check the Skele dragon cave there sometime.
     
  29. eekamouse

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    On Sonoma, I "ALWAYS" see Renowned Skele drags north of Compassion (I think) in that Skel Drag cave.

    The spawn is always a renown, a regular drag, and a skele drake.

    I'm just waiting for a Paragon Renowned Skeletal Dragon to spawn and implode the server farm.
     
  30. Invalid

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    Ya the cave with the little ratman village/spawn outfront and earth elementals/ratmen right inside. The Skele Drags are all the way in the back (west) through a final cave.
     
  31. Speedy Orkit

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    Total count for today was about 15 renowned and Medusa. Got the petrified snake off Medusa. Pretty disappointed in that spawn.
     
  32. Thav12

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    Having been unlucky enough not to get an artie from renowned creatures yet, do these arties drop with a "for thy valor" etc message or do they just appear? Easy to miss adrop on the ground otherwise, I guess...
     
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    solo medusa?
     
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    I got the pillar of strength off the wyvern yesterday after doing about 30, so it doesnt seem fit in with people saying certain ones drop certain arties unless im missing something?

    Gona bang on with goblins today as its the fastest and see what happens.

    EDIT** Did i just get unlucky and got an old arti drop not one of the new ones?

    Thunderz
     
  35. Must be an EM thing, or something left over from the past.
     
  36. Ru TnT

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    On Siege, we also have the renowned skel dragon in the ish cave, it spawned as a normal skeletal dragon before the release of SA.
     
  37. Ah, glitch then. I'll have to find that cave as I've never been there. I'm curious now as to whether or not Pacific has one.
     
  38. Speedy Orkit

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    Yes.
     
  39. Warpig Inc

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    Not a glitch or EM thing. Been that way from the SA start and a few threads about it on UOHall. Some plp see a paragon chest from one theese nasties a true earned rare reward. So Devs don't hose another ingame glitch that players like, and fiddle with real problems that are broken.

    Wanna mess with Ilsh put the Tmaps back and add those Tmap locations there. Paragon Ogre Lord chest? Also I would like to fish the Ilsh deep waters for chance at paragon serps and marty drops. It's things like fishing that need to be spiced up so players aren't forced to script vs loosing their mind. So turn back on the BR Eli and add the Treefolt w/wasp nest for jacking. I like those play or die hurdles.
     
  40. Speedy Orkit

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    Whew. Took a butt whoopin from the renowned wyvern, but got it down on my sampire. Once it was redlined it hit me for 95
     
  41. eekamouse

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    Hopefully the renown skele is just an early hint that some of this stuff will go in. Ilshenar definitely could use some spice.
     
  42. Rotgut Willy

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    How do renowns compare to say... Miasma or Lurg?
     
  43. Gelf

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    No this was intentional i believe, was remarked on doing SA beta
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
  45. GalenKnighthawke

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    If you've seen them spawn anyplace but on the critter's corpse since the last Publish, please say so, because as far as I can tell this much has been fixed.

    Since that Publish, when they threw in all of those new artis, I've only seen them on the creature's corpse.

    -Galen's player
     
  46. gjohnson5

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    It depends. Like the Renouned Wyvern. I thought I had been taking it with a Melee-er. I tried him 2 says ago with my neco/spellweaver/swordswoman and he tore her up. Hit her for 70+ and then a 60 fire breath (which meant she was dead). I don't remember him doing that kind of damage.

    Lurg is seasy compared to that.

    However other renounded such as the 3 in cavern of the discarded and the goblin renounds are easier then lurg / Miasma. They don't do any real damage like that and can be taken fairly easily