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Why is one dragon toughter than others?

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Salokin18, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Salokin18

    Salokin18 Guest

    Ok, the title makes it sound like this is a stupid question, but I can't figure this out.

    I train greaters on Troglodytes and all dragons but one that I've trained there hover at around 40% HPs without me healing them. I took a new dragon to the troglodytes and it stayed above 90% HPs the entire time without me ever healing it. It had 81 physical resist and it's wrestling started at 93.8 with 98.2 resisting spells. I've taken dragons there with better physical resist and better wrestling/resisting spells and they do not stay that full on health. The dragon I trained before this one ended at 112.3 Resisting Spells and 105 Wrestling (I know it's low but I sold it anyway) with 83 physical resist and it still hovered around 50% life even when it's wrestling was at 105.

    Is there some other stat to dragons that I don't know about? Could this new one have higher HP regen or something? I was planning on selling this one also b/c it's fire resist is only 68, but if it's got some crazy special other ability that I don't know about I may consider keeping it.

    Has anyone else seen this happen? Anyone know what's going on?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    With out healing the Dragons the "hovering" really depends on when the dragon heals itself and how high its magery is. Tho I am mostly just speculating because I do not know of any other "special" stat or skill that dragons posses to keep themselves healed. So I assume this is just the AI, or RNG (I don't know if the RNG governs when the dragon will heal itself) but I figure the case is just luck on the dragons part.
  3. Salokin18

    Salokin18 Guest

    It did seem like that dragon did heal himself earlier than all other dragons but I don't know why. I wish all my greaters would start healing them selves when they have high health.

    I don't think his magery is a factor. He has 122 magery and the other dragon I was comparing him with had 124 magery.
  4. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    Well I don't know what governs when they heal, but I am pretty sure that is the only thing that affects the "hovering" of the hps that you described, but again I do not know for sure I can only really say the things i know about it so there could be something there that someone else may be able to help with.
  5. Aibal

    Aibal Slightly Crazed
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    May 14, 2008
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    The level of their resisting spells doesn't mean squat with Trogs. Trogs don't cast, so resist does nothing. My "guess" would be that perhaps in addition to healing itself sooner, your current drag has higher tactics maybe? Personally, I find my dragons with high physical resist and high wrestling/tactics take less damage than those with lower levels. I would look to see what kind of tactics level your last dragon(s) had compared to this one, that may factor in as well.
  6. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    I wouldn't really see how tactics affects the damage they receive but then I already said everything I can on this matter. High wrestling generally just means they get hit less often =p
  7. One skill that we don't see is parry. All creatures have parry skill, and apparently it is trainable on pets, we just can't see what it is. If you have eliminated all the other possibilities, this could be a difference.