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my bard IS fun again!!!

Discussion in 'UO Bard' started by Poo, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Poo

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    so i was sitting on sonoma, as im apt to do from time to time.
    and watching people die..... again as im apt to do.

    and i started thinking of my bard.
    and trying to remember the last time i had the old "Poo Bear" out and hunting.

    and then i got to thinking what i should do to get him back out and having fun.

    and it hit me.
    he needs to be more.... tamer-ish

    then i got to thinking..... i have a couple of them Vollem Tokens sitting in the castle.

    why not!

    so i go and claim up 2 of the Vollems and i check them out with my tamer.
    they are hella nice!!! all skills in the 90's and they have magic!

    then i did what i should have done years ago.
    i stoned off my peace and put on 120 med.
    so now im rolling with 120 music, disco, provo and 115 magic and ei and now 120 med.
    with the 100 lrc suit with 40 lmc and 14 mana regen i am an endless well for dropping heals on Vollems and splattering out ebolts and such.

    so, i take out the Vollems.
    i was discoing stuff and putting the Vollems on it, and they where WRECKING stuff up..... fast!!!!

    i was having a HOOT!

    i went and farmed some demons for fame.
    no problems there.
    went to SA and wondered around killing stuff there, again, no problems and had a hoot.

    im sure against big stuff they will go down fast with their limited HP, but for just plinking around they are a HOOOOOT!

    i highlly recomend it for any bards who are looking for some fun.
    and with the increase in stable slots it makes this a viable option.
    plus with the vets that heal you at the stables you dont have to pimp yourselves out looking for a tamer to res them.

    and if you travel with other toons, namelly tamers, its even better, cause you can put the Vollems on stuff after the big meat shields go in first.

    no one ever accused us bards of being brave!!!

    and just so ya all know.
    the 2 vollems can drop a lowland cow and a Ruddy cow just as fast as a greater dragon can.
    discorded of course.

    which says a lot for them. (the Vollems, not the SA Cows)
     
  2. Poo

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    Re: my bard if fun again!!!

    you can see what the vollem took for damage with no heals.

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    Re: my bard if fun again!!!

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  4. Re: my bard if fun again!!!

    I like it... but um, can you fix your title? I think you meant to say, "my bard is fun again!!!
     
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    Re: my bard if fun again!!!

    What did it say before?

    "my bard WILL DESTROY YOUR SOUL, VIOLATE YOUR FEMALE RELATIVES, AND KICK YOU IN THE GROIN UNTIL YOU ARE UNABLE TO HAVE fun again"?
     
  6. Poo

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    yes, actually it did!

    i like where your mind is at.
     
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    You stole my idea! hehe

    I'm curious, though: did you need two vollems to make using them worthwhile? I was considering using only one...

    I was also considering turning my bard back human and using JoaT to tame/control lowland bouras (or whichever bouras only require 19 taming).

    I spent a ton of time training my bard, but I've never used him much because he lacked...umph. Hoping this will make him more worthwhile.
     
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    only reason i use 2 of them is cause i had 3 or 4 of them sittin in the crystals at home and had no use for them.

    i have a lot of tamers and my tamers dont need them.

    so i figured if i was gonna put one on the bard i mise well put 2.
    cause all i would do would be cast a EV to help the Vollem anyways.

    at the time i also didnt know if they had pack instint.
    which they do not.

    but that would have been a bonus for them to of course have 2.

    the lowland boras are tanks.
    lots of HP and nice resits.
    and the head butt..... hahahahaha cracks me up every time.

    i was gonna try that as well, but after looking at the highland boras i just cant bring my self to lower my standards to the lesser ones or the ruddy's
     
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    As a bard, you could always run with a pack of forest ostards.

    Not as vicious as their frenzied cousins, but with pack instinct, probably not terrible.

    Or, you could get yourself just enough necro/spirit speak (combined with a wide range of +necro/+spirit equipment) to cast that dark wolf, and run around with 2 bakes (or 4 hell hounds, to stick with a pack theme)
     
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    I've just finished building a provo archer for the Abyss (I needs me some imbuing ingredients!!) and I didn't even THINK of using vollems... Thanks!
     
  11. Poo

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    took my disco archer into the abyss last week.

    lets just say i wont need any ingrediants for a while.

    ya..... he rocks.