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New UO Player Advice

Discussion in 'UO Bard' started by connelld1965, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. connelld1965

    connelld1965 Guest

    Hello, I am new to UO and have tried a few types of characters and am settling on a Bard/Taming character becasue I want to explore the world and this seems like a fun way to do it. I am thinking about trying a 7 GM Spec and have a couple of questions. Will this spec work well and I am not sure what Strength/Dex/Magic would be good? ps. I looked at the stickies and the builds seem pretty advanced. I need something good for a brand new roaming around player. Mine is pretty close to some but splits more evenly between Taming and Music talents Not doing Fel with this guy until I get UO Assist becasue I am pretty sure I would get owned all the time.


    Str 100
    Dex 25
    Int 100

    Magic 100
    Animal Lore 100
    Taming 100
    Vet 100
    Music 100
    Descordance 100
    Provocation 100

    Figured I would run around and tame things, explore and try to get some gold for a crafter. Also, any tips would be great!
  2. Demoquin84

    Demoquin84 Guest

    That template would be good to start with but as you advance you are going to need 120 PS for all music skills and taming is debatable. You may want to drop Provoke to raise the skills on all others. Discord is wonderful for a tamer as it increases the pets effectiveness.

    You will need at least a 110 PS for Taming and Lore for the Greater Dragons (105.6), if you don't care for it then can go with less. Also Elves are able to tame Cu Sidhe which take around 102 taming.

    Could run around with 10 DEX and hope that you have some stamina or regen on suit. Try to aim for 115+ HPs and mana.
  3. connelld1965

    connelld1965 Guest

    Thanks so much! I will try for that and when I get my skills up more I will switch provoke to wrestling to get strength up then phase out provoke.
  4. Poo

    Poo The Grandest of the PooBah’s
    Professional Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Campaign Benefactor 4H

    Sep 18, 2003
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    im sure if you ask the Imbuers on your shard they could even make you up a ring and watch that would help you big time.

    so say you take all your skills to GM.

    then you get some gold and get some +10 or +15 or even +20 scrolls in the main fields (taming, lore, disco, music)

    then you could just stay at GM with the skills and use the ring and watch to punch your toon up to the high levels.

    what we call Twink Tamers (or in this case, a Twink Tamer/Bard)

    heck, let me know what shard your on, ill make you a ring and watch.
    they cost next to nothing.
    couple star satphires and some essence.

    if you dont need fast cast or fast cast recovery then you could use the ring and watch totally for skills.

    just a thought.

    and wow, new toon going into taming.
    that is a hard skill to do right out of the gate.
    but a fun one!
  5. connelld1965

    connelld1965 Guest

    Thanks for the advice! I play on Atlantic and my character's name is "Traveler." There is so much to learn about the game. I took 50 taming / 50 magery to start. I also figured out I could do Arms Lore and Mining to raise Int/STR and got them to 100 last night.

    Tamed my first animal. A puppy around New Haven and he did really well against goats. Seems like the newbie island is not that good for tamer skills because I don't see any bonus increases. I appreciate your posts. They were one of the main reasons I decided to make a Bard/Tamer my main character. :thumbup1:
  6. Garm The Green

    Garm The Green Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    Mar 26, 2005
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    Dude, taming is a LONG road with jewels, accept whatever help you are offered! You wont be able to do too much until you get your first pair of Bake Kitsune.

    Something that kept me motivated o my first tamer was this:

    At the end of each taming session I'd check how close i was to my precious Ki-Rin :p

    Days and days of taming polar bears!

    Try to make some macros to help make your life easier too!

    To be honest though, you eems VERY clued up for a new player! i was like a complete dunce!

    Get some jewels!
  7. connelld1965

    connelld1965 Guest

    Thanks for the advice. I saved up and bought a +13 ring and braclet. It makes taming faster as I fail less often.