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My Greaters - Opinions?

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by inareverie85, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. inareverie85

    inareverie85 Guest

    So, Ive been taming greaters like mad for over a week now, and I've found several that I've ended up holding onto. In total, I have around 10 dragons. I am hoping to find an amazing dragon with no major weaknesses, but that task is rather difficult. Either way, for the sake of switching things up a little, I do intend to keep some of my other dragons, even if I find that perfect one.

    I'd like opinions on the ones I have. They're all rather decent, in my opinion, but downsizing is daunting. I am hoping to get some opinions on which 3-4 are my best to help me in my downsizing.

    To me, skills on a greater mean a great deal. Not every dragon of mine needs to be a perfect resists tank, though I do need at least one that can. I am hoping to have a variety of dragons for various hunts and situations, since I want to have a sort of collection. :p

    Anyway, on to the dragons. I have listed their stats and resists here along with notable skill levels:

    Errol
    902 HP
    632 STR
    524 INT
    77/89/46/55/68
    111.6 Magery
    Wrestling and Tactics are going to train well, likely to about 120.
    UOCraft Rating 4.0

    Orion (The Tank)
    932 HP
    673 STR
    543 INT
    85/90/46/56/58
    110.3 Magery
    Other skills won't train up very high.
    UOCraft Rating 4.2

    Enyo
    HP 872
    STR 631
    INT 555
    85/80/46/58/63
    123.3 Wrestling, 112 Resist Spells, 116.1 Magery
    Well-rounded
    UOCraft Rating: 3.7

    Vesta
    898 HP
    657 STR
    563 INT
    62/87/55/56/64
    123.3 Wrestling, 115.2 Tactics, 123.7 Resist Spells, 118.3 Magery
    High skills and damage output, but low phys.
    UOCraft Rating: 3.2

    Leto
    916 HP
    636 STR
    629 INT
    74/73/45/60/68
    118 Wrestling, 120.7 Tactics, 116.3 Magery
    UOCraft Rating: 3.8

    Demios
    842 HP
    669 STR
    557 INT
    84/88/54/58/65
    119.6 Wrestling, 114 Resist Spells
    UOCraft Rating: 4.0

    Vulcan
    889 HP
    592 STR
    613 INT
    74/89/48/58/69
    120.7 Magery
    UOCraft Rating: 3.8

    Ash
    865 HP
    646 STR
    622 INT
    81/74/52/56/60
    117.3 Wrestling, 119.2 Magery
    UOCraft Rating: 3.4

    Ember
    854 HP
    620 STR
    552 INT
    85/83/48/55/71
    114 Wrestling, 117.3 Tactics, 114.9 Magery
    UOCraft Rating: 3.8

    Helios
    911 HP
    652 STR
    606 INT
    75/88/42/59/72
    117.2 Tactics
    UOCraft Rating: 3.9

    Thanks ahead of time for the opinions/help. :)
     
  2. Aibal

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    I'd kill off Vesta, Leto, Vulcan, Enyo and Helios. Just my choices as they are all low in Physical, which is the most important resist in most circumstances. Ash is low in fire and energy so he goes. The rest are workeable.
     
  3. inareverie85

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    Enyo's phys is max. May I ask what his major defect is?
     
  4. aarons6

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    yeah id keep enyo and demios..
    if your on pac maybe we can work a deal :)
     
  5. inareverie85

    inareverie85 Guest

    I am indeed on Pacific. :) What sort of deal did you have in mind?

    Can't guarantee anything, but I would love to hear you out.
     
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    If I could pick any one, I'd go with Enyo. Good resists, high wrestle makes me happy. :thumbsup:
     
  7. inareverie85

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    Glad to hear that. Enyo was my first greater dragon, tamed by a good friend just for me :)

    I'd probably keep him no matter what, for sentimental reasons.
     
  8. kitiara-atlantic

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    I like Enyo. His score is hurt by the low-ish HP (as the calculator gives priority to HP on g-drags) but I like his combination of max phys resist and a solid magery skill. (Skills are not heavily weighted in the calculator in the overall score, but over time I'm coming to believe that may change for g-drags, as their overall effectiveness really is affected by their max skills).

    Demios or Orion would be my second pick. Orion would probably edge out Demios, just because personally I take my g-drags out into fights where I can't stand by and vet-heal, so the extra HP would be my pick.
     
  9. Wulf2k

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    I'm of the opinion that HP is irrelevant. If the GD's running out of HP in the first place, something's going terribly wrong. High resists / wrestle will keep the HP from getting low, making vet more effective at keeping it alive.
     
  10. inareverie85

    inareverie85 Guest

    Thank you very much for the thoughts :) It seems to be popular belief that Enyo, Orion, and Demios are keepers.

    I've tamed a few more dragons, whom I will post in a bit. One of them is definitely my best yet, in my opinion.

    I have given Leto, Vulcan, and Helios to folks on the shard who were in need of Dragons, and will likely be giving away a few more.
     
  11. inareverie85

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    Omen
    926 HP
    615 STR
    596 INT
    82/82/51/56/75
    124.5 (99.6) Wrestling, 118.5 (94.8) Tactics, 114.3 Magery
    UOCraft Rating: 4.1

    Lilith
    912 HP
    654 STR
    588 INT
    81/73/54/57/61
    120.5 (96.4) Wrestling, 112.6 Tactics (90.1), 120.1 (96.1) Resist Spells, 122.3 Magery
    UOCraft Rating: 3.4

    Tempest
    912 HP
    603 STR
    607 INT
    79/85/51/57/73
    119.5 (95.6) Wrestling, 123.8 Magery
    UOCraft Rating: 4.0


    These three are a step up from some of the ones I gave away.

    How do they compare to Enyo, Orion, and Demios?
     
  12. Wulf2k

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    The first one's the only one I'd keep.
     
  13. inareverie85

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    I have completed my search for now. :)

    Found a GREAT 4.1 with the following:

    918 HP
    655 STR
    579 INT
    84/82/42/56/74
    128.4 (102.7) Wrestling, 121 (96.8) Tactics, 122 (97.6) Resisting Spells, 115.2 Magery

    Judging from what you guys have said about my past dragons, I think this one is definitely the best I'll find for a long time. In fact, he'd be pretty close to perfect if he had about 50 more HP :p
     
  14. Wulf2k

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    Go find me one on Siege now, I'm too lazy to find a better one for myself =]

    I went looking last night for an hour or two and didn't find a single one that I'd have bothered taming even if it was my first GD.
     
  15. inareverie85

    inareverie85 Guest

    Oh, Im sure you'll find one eventually :)

    I think I was rather lucky, since Ive only been farming for about 3 hours per day for 2 weeks.

    Seems to take people longer than that more often than not.

    And I'm STILL looking for a better one. I think at this point that it's just an addiction :p Thrill of the chase, if you will. :p