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Taming a giant beetle with 38 skill?

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Seismic, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Seismic

    Seismic Guest

    UOGuide and Stratics guides say it IS possible to tame a giant beetle (once beaten into subjegation) with only 29.1 skill.

    I have 38 skill on a non-tamer char (10 base, 28 with jewelry) and I couldn't tame one for 15-20 minutes last night!

    I need one really bad!!! Is it even possible to tame @ 38?! Or am I wasting my time?
  2. Sir Kenga

    Sir Kenga Guest

    possible, i tamed with similar amount of skill.
  3. Sir Kenga

    Sir Kenga Guest

    If u really need one hard, why don't you buy it from real tamer? it takes them around 5 minutes to tame, including running to spot.
  4. Amgedpha

    Amgedpha Guest

    It is possible to tame a giant beetle at 38 taming, but you only have 18% chance to tame it successfully. Plus you have a screwy RNG, so it is likely that it would take a while to tame one.

    Anyway, it is a lot faster getting a tamer to tame one for you. On most shards, beetles only cost 5k. Sometimes people give them out for free.
  5. Hinotori

    Hinotori Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    May 12, 2008
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    You have to beat the beetles into submission first. Don't forget that important step. But yeah, you can tame them with little skill. The closer it is to that 29.1 level though, the more tries it will take to succeed.
  6. Silverbird

    Silverbird Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Nov 3, 2001
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    Can a beetle leave the 'submission'-mode? I mean by regenerating its hps if someone needs too long for taming it? Could be a problem with very low skill. *g*
  7. Sir Kenga

    Sir Kenga Guest

    Yes, they regain health very fast and at certain point u will have to beat it again.
  8. Wenchkin

    Wenchkin Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran Alumni

    May 16, 2008
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    My crafters always tame their own, so it's certainly do-able. I would suggest training with an NPC then adding jewellery, then you can flush the taming off with a soulstone.

    You can sometimes have a bug that regens health and requires further subjudication, but as long as you're careful not to overdo the second subjudication *cough* then you'll be fine.

  9. colibri

    colibri Visitor

    Mar 14, 2011
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    I'm from Europa shard and i'm newbie. I'm training blacksmith and mining and i really want a giant beetle to help me in my tasks but i can't tame it alone.

    Someone can help me?
    thank you in advance.
  10. Maleachi

    Maleachi Sage
    Stratics Veteran

    Jun 4, 2008
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    Ask for a tamer in global chat, that generally works on europa! ;)
  11. Kellgory

    Kellgory Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    May 14, 2008
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    If you ask nicely they might also tame you a fire beetle.