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Increasing Pet Power

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Theron, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Theron

    Theron Sage

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    Hello,

    I am wondering what can be done to increase a pet's power besides training it.

    The pet is an extension of the tamer and therefore I am wondering if the armor and weapons I use also influence the pets.

    If I use a weapon with 20% extra physicak damage increase, will the pet's power increase accordingly?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb Of Saintly Patience
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    You can temporarily increase your pet's stats by using Tasty Treats. These gargoyle NPCs can help you out: http://uo2.stratics.com/questing/thepem-and-zosilem. Also you can find regular Tasty Treats in Treasure Chests.

    As far as your equipment is concerned, it has no bearing on how effective your pet is. Your equipment is for you, and you alone. Now if you like fighting alongside your pet, then it will make you better, thus making the You + Pet(s) Team more effective. You can also make your team more effective by choosing the right pet for your target (there are plenty of threads in this forum which detail this).

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
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  3. Theron

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    Thanks that sounds nice about the treats. I guess so far that's the only power up for pets.

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  4. Wenchkin

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    In addition to what's been said already, you can also help pets with the barding spells, albeit they are greedy on mana if you lack meditation skill to support them. Another indirect boost is obviously coming from you using bard skills on foes to weaken them if you have discordance or peace them. My bard can use her pets in situations where they would die in the care of my non-bard. Especially with discordance.

    The best thing to do to help your pets generally is to always use the best pet for each hunt, rather than say use a greater dragon everywhere. Use the hunters guide here on Stratics to see the stats of creatures in your chosen hunt spot and try to balance your pet against them. So you look for a pet that has good resistance to the foe's main damage types, skills etc, and ideally attacks their weakest ones. It's not a direct boost of course, but in some fights it makes a lot of different in damage etc.

    Wenchy
     
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  5. popps

    popps Always Present
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    The question which comes next, is whether Bard Masteries enhance one's own pet's stats/skills or of those in the same party.... anyone knows ?
     
  6. Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb Of Saintly Patience
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    Pets are effected by Bard Mastery spells (http://uo2.stratics.com/skill-guides/skills-and-professions/musicianship/bard-mastery). They receive the same benefit as a player character.

    None of the Bard Mastery spells give a direct bonus to skills.

    Stayin Alive,

    BG