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Pure Bard

Discussion in 'UO Bard' started by Barracoon The Piper, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. My new character has the following skills:


    120 provo
    120 music
    120 disco
    120 peace
    120 spellweaving (WOD, nature's, gift, attunement)
    120 chivarly (to dispel revenant it's necessary 120)


    The character now is working very well, of course with fc/fcr=4/7, but I see that it's useful only for group-game, while in lonely-game it'snt good (except in same places like cushide dungeon)


    Suggestions to be powerful when I play alone?
     
  2. Poo

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    to be honest i dont play my bard alone.

    i only ever use him when the guild is going out to do something.

    or to RP.

    my bard TAMER i use alone.
    my pure bard no.

    not unless im gonna go somewhere that has a lot of the same mobs that i can provo onto each other.

    but that low end farming lost its luster years ago.

    sorry i couldnt be any help.
     
  3. popps

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    Bard/Tamer ?

    How can one be played really effectively ?

    I mean, let's look at the skillset........

    The max total allowed points is 720 which means 6 x 120 skills.

    Now, for taming we have it as necessary to have :

    - Taming
    - Animal Lore
    - Veterinary

    They are all 3 necessary to control and heal the pet in combat.

    But a Tamer also needs at the very least 80-90 magery to gate pets around...

    then the Bard part......

    - Musicianship
    - Discordance

    Oooops, we only have room left for only 30-40 more points.

    What about Peacemaking and Provocation ??

    Now, "if" a character could hold 8 skills than THAT would be a Bard/Tamer.......

    - Animal Taming
    - Animal Lore
    - Veterinary
    - Magery
    - Musicianship
    - Discordance
    - Provocation
    - Peacemaking

    Unfortunately the total comes 960 points for all 8 skills. About 240 above the current cap.
     
  4. Not really Popps...

    my Bard/Tamer has
    120 Taming
    110 Lore
    110 Vet
    100 Magery
    120 Discord
    120 Music
    40 Spellweave or Eval

    That's 720 points.

    Now, I've thought about stoning the 100 magery and going with 120 provoke instead. I would just have to rely on using recall scrolls in my rune books, but really I like having the ability to cast greater heal the same time as I bandage. You don't need to gate bonded pets, they follow when you recall. Just un-bonded need to be gated.
     
  5. Poo

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    120 taming
    120 animal lore
    120 vet
    120 music
    120 disco
    110 magic
    10 focus

    100 lrc suit
    40 lmc
    as high MR as you can get

    course you could change to 70 chiv and run with 40 med or chiv, that is all player dependant.
    i like to have the ability to res people and invis myself.
     
  6. hakeem

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    Mine is similar to Poo,
    but slight differences:
    105 lore
    100 taming
    90 Vet
    90 mage
    120 music
    120 provo
    95 peace
    I got lucky and got the taming mark of the travesty, blessed it, and succeeded in finally getting an owned by no one taming Tally(after turning in scales for 6). I use the alchemist bauble for the lrc so i figured why go to gm when i get 10 mage there. With leftover points i had 95 so i worked peace. Hunted up a peacemaking ring with 10 peace and 16 lrc.
    With 120 music 105 peace works pretty well, especially with exc flute or slayer.
    With 120 lore, 115 taming (effectively), I control Greaters and my dread warhorse quite well, and tame nearly anything pretty easily since i can peace.
    Pure, no.
    Effective, well of course. I get time for about 1 Tokuno champ a day and average 2-4 minor drops per, and 1 in 3 champs i get a champ drop.
    Also quite effective in Doom.
    Luck is low (800's) but 450 from luck statue helps, and suit provides 9 mana regen.
    Just adding my 2 cents to the Poo pile.
     
  7. Poo

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    thats exactlly what this game is all about.

    find what you like and what you can play good and roll with it.

    i usually allways make pure templates.
    all skills to max and roll from there.

    one day i made a toon who is totally 100% needs his suit to play
    (hunters headress, stealing legs, ect ect ect)
    and even though the toon is wicked fun to play, i find that because its not what im use to or what i like to play i rarelly use him.

    lesson i guess is find what you like and roll with it.
    even if that means having peace on a tamer (yuck!)
     
  8. hakeem

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    Sorry I offended with my inability to play as well as so many others.
    When I am giving out free greaters i have peace tamed, no one seems to mind my lousy "skillz".
    Just wanted to offer some ideas on squeezing a competitive edge out of bards, as they get the shaft every pub and expansion.
    I won't show my face here again to offend the pure bards.
     

  9. I choose that :thumbup1: ty
     
  10. Poo

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    no need to sulk off crying.

    everyone plays different.
    i think im so tainted to peace from all the years of people pulling the pin on the area peace while im out hunting.

    that gets annoying after like the 6,547th time.
    specially the people who have it looped while they play their necro wither cannons.
     
  11. hakeem

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    Was there any sulking or crying?
    Quite simply stated I didnt want to offend you or other pure bards who feel others just can't play as well as you, thus they mix their skills to more effect. Why else wouldn't they copy your templates exactly?
    Perhaps to be different, or to not have to switch toons every other mob. And yes, in doom it is a godsend to keep critters off of you to have some peace to enable a quick invis.
    Btw it seems a quick invis after area peace seems to lessen the timer for provo just a touch. I dont have a chronograph, just a 'feel' thing.
     
  12. My template is:

    Peacemaking 120
    Discordance 120
    Provocation 120
    Musicianship 120
    Chivalry 120
    Spellweaving 120




    These are some videos I created just to demonstrate how my template works:


    Pure Bard in Bedlam


    Pure Bard vs Dragon


    Pure Bard own Cushide


    They are not very professional videos, and there are not music or special effects .... sorry :(








    I advise this videos too:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vcw2AtC2HQ


    (Mage Bard)

    His adventures are beatiful :) look at al the list of that player on his profile.
     
  13. Rainfo X

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    Sweet, that was fun to watch. Thanks for posting these :thumbup: