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[Provocation] Surviving group combat under new aggression rules with active Invigorate song [PvM]

Discussion in 'UO Bard' started by kRUXCg7, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. kRUXCg7

    kRUXCg7 Sage

    Oct 21, 2010
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    Under new aggression rules I noticed aggression from monsters when healing party members via "Invigorate" (which heals you and your pets and fellow party members in case you had not yet noticed).

    Of course I enjoy the Invigorate song very much in solo combat - but I always thought it was also a nice addition for group combat in a party. Now I notice all that hatred and aggression from our beloved monsters - and, to be honest - sometimes it's very hard to survive. I don't heal my party members any longer.

    Notice: Even if monsters allow me to survive they just interrupt my bard songs so frequently that invigorate no longer serves any purpose while in a party.

    However, this is not meant as a rant.

    How do you cope with this newly adopted aggression?

    Did you change your template? Mayhaps you picked up a melee skill to compensate? Wrestling probably? Does Wrestling even help against interruption? Casting Focus on gear? The ever elusive Attunement spell? Or did you just give up?
  2. Logrus

    Logrus UO Legend
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    Jan 9, 2009
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    For bard spells, casting focus only helps when casting, not during upkeep. If you are getting hit alot, wrestling helps you avoid getting hit with regular attacks. Attunement will negate some of the damage from the incoming attack until its burned up. So it may help you with 1 interrupt.