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Provocation on G-drags

Discussion in 'UO Bard' started by Hazzattacker, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Hazzattacker

    Hazzattacker Visitor

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    Hi guys,

    I've been trying to tweek my archer/bard as I want to hunt Gdragons (currently), what provocation/music do I need to successfully provoke two Gdrags to attack one another?

    I currently have 105 music and 110 provocation but it says 'You have no chance of provoking these creatures' - a little disappointing considering how long it took me to skill up provo...

    So you know, I'm currently running the following template,

    Archer/Anat/Tact/Heal/Hiding/music/provo.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. DreadLord Lestat

    DreadLord Lestat Social Media Liaison
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    If you use the bard calculator you will be able to see your chances. http://uo.stratics.com/content/skills/bardingdifficulty.php

    For some reason, I am not seeing the greater dragon on the list but I can tell you that with 120 music and 120 provoke and a slayer instrument, I fail a lot. I want to say it is only like a 30-40% success rate but I am sure that Logrus can verify the exact percentage. He is awesome with the barding formulas!
     
  3. LowdownandShifty

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    Have you tried to provo Dragon -> GD?
     
  4. Picus at the office

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    Anything less than 120/120 is going to give you issues. You might want to track down a dragon slayer to help but I would finish the provo first. It's not that hard if you use the masteries and provo plaque beasts against each other after you have worked them up a little. You can increase it's skil by making them eat the spawn. The tend to spawn in swamps on a coast so you can fish at the same time using "a boat"...
     
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  5. Logrus

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    Also consider switching to Provo mastery. That will grant you an additional +10% modifier to your provo chances
     
  6. Duke_Hammerfest

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    i didn't realize you could provoke these unto each other? is this true?!
     
  7. Aibal

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    It is true, but due to their 160 barding, it is very difficult. Expect to see grey occasionally while doing this. Ok, maybe MORE than occasionally...
     
  8. WhiteWitch

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    Good grief, I have 118.8 prov and 119.7 music, and am using prov mastery, and I seem to get less than 50% success provoking regular dragons onto GDs....
     
  9. A-tron

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    Even lower success rates. With reptile slayer 120's all across its about 1 in 5 successful on paper. the reality is in the field it seems more like 1 in 7 or 8. Especially true with level 7 maps trying to provo frost dragon on frost dragon or ancient wyrm on ancient wyrm despite both being listed at 160 difficulty.