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What exactly is the effect of Int/Mana on a Cu Sidhe?

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Luke Carjacker, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. I guess the question could apply to hiryu, raptors, or any pets that do not cast spells. I just tamed my all-time personal best cu sidhe. 311 total resists, 595 HP, and a nice grey color to boot (I know, grey isn't super rare, but I like it and at least it's not the plain colored one).

    Anyhow, I'm really happy with this guy, and just starting his training after bonding. Every single aspect is great, except for Int, which is only 258 (maybe an all-time low for one I've tamed). The pet rater gives him a 4.1, in spite of the lower Int.

    Now, my question is, what exactly is the point of high Int on a Cu Sidhe? He's not gonna need the additional mana, he's not going to see a spell-damage boost. I don't really know how Int or mana will affect his performance. He's gonna be a killer all the same, should I just forget he's stupid? Hehe.
     
  2. jojo_la

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    it's special moves, namely, the cu's bleed attack
     
  3. kitiara-atlantic

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    ROFL!!!! Poor, stupid cu!!! LOL!!!

    Ahhh yes. At 4.1, I'd just give him a pat on the head and say, All Kill! He's a keeper :) Just avert your eyes when he walks into a tree or something.
     
  4. Yeah, that makes sense, I forgot about special moves. So I decided to keep a close eye on mana as I trained him. I pitted 2 Cus against one another and monitored their mana reserves from time to time over the course of about an hour. One of the Cus had 281 mana, the other 258. They were bleeding the hell out of each other and blood was spattering everywhere the whole time. I didn't see mana drop by more than 30 points or so max (in other words always comfortably above 200+ mana remaining) on either Cu over the course of the entire hour.

    I then tried the Cu against a few other creatures and mana use seemed to be equally reserved. If that's the only thing that mana affects, then I'm pretty convinced that for a pet like a Cu, int/mana is a non-issue. Now I have seen banes and dreads run out of mana during the course of a normal fight, but it's different for spellcasters obviously.
     
  5. uoBuoY

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    Maybe the Cu's Healing uses manna.
     
  6. kitiara-atlantic

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    I think the cu's healing is like the healing or vet skill (since, when they die, they have bandages on their corpses). If that's the case, no mana used there. Just a timer (which for player healing, is based on dex, and for vet skill, is just standard).
     
  7. uoBuoY

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    Then it should be labeled "Veterinary" and not "Healing"!
     
  8. kitiara-atlantic

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    LOL maybe :) though by definition, something veterinary refers to the study of the medical treatment of animals, and a cu sidhe wouldn't really have to study animals to heal its wounds, since it IS an animal. It would heal itself! So if I had to guess, that's why they call it healing - because from the cu sidhe's perspective, it is performing healing without the study of another species required. :)
     
  9. Llewen

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    My feeling is on a cu sidhe intelligence makes little to no difference. I don't think it would even have much of an effect if the cu sidhe were mana vamp'd, especially if it is trained.
     
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    This! at least not anything you are going to notice
     
  11. Mark Trail

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    Bard difficulty

    Barding difficulty is a formula based on all the pet's stats including mana/int. I guess your tamed cu will have slightly less resistance to discord if it attacks a satyr, or if a player trains discord on it.

    Same for the gamans and blue beetles, INT raises their bard difficulty for discord training.
     
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    Re: Bard difficulty

    Good point, but not enough to really make a significant difference.
     
  13. Barry Gibb

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    I have never noticed the effects of the Cus intelligence score on its performance. They seem to bleed attack just as often regardless of their INT. What makes or breaks a Cu is its resists and hit points.

    Stayin Alive,

    BG