I am re-re-returning player to UO (quit twice now, or three times, but always come back) and I have never had a tamer before. The past two weeks I have been mulling over what to have. Now I want to have fun, not to get the maximum "l33t lewt" out there. I also can't afford the best powerscrolls either, so I am limited to 110's or 115's. So here is my template: Stats: Str: 125 Dex: 50 Int: 50 Animal Taming: 110 Animal Lore: 110 Veterinary: 100 Musicianship: 110 Discordance: 110 Alchemy: 100 Magery: 60 Also, I plan to use a rune beetle/nightmare for this tamer. Yeah the Cu's are nice, but rune beetles look like a lot more fun for me. I also plan to play as a human, so I can carry more (for potions), as well as the "jack of all trades" (20 skill points I think) in each skill, which would help a bit in mana regen and other things. Also as a human I will have more HP, always useful I think. Ill use a runebook to quickly recall out with recall scrolls, but the magery will help in addition if I need to do some minor healing to my pets. I can also use items to bump up my magery higher if need be, once I get taming and such their max. Musicianship and discord are obvious. Discord stuff when my rune beetle/nightmare attack it. I really don't need peace to tame stuff, cause I have my mate who will help me with that. Now, why alchemy? Well I have a pure mage already, so didn't want that again. But, alchemy can be useful. I have the stat potions to help out when needed. Healing and cure potions to help out when I get hit. Invisibility potions to hide me when I need to hide. Confusion potions to throw out when I need to make a quick run away. And attack potions when I may need them to get those last couple hits in (barring I hit my own pets). So, what do you think? It sounds like a lot is going on, but I think it's like most templates with a bit of alchemy mixed in.