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Beetle + mare or bake

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Goodoljoe, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Goodoljoe

    Goodoljoe Guest

    Hello,I have been using the rune beetle + mare combo which is
    quite effective as it can dish out tremendous amounts of damage.I
    stumbled upon a real nice Bake Kitsune other day,which is not trained atm.
    But by judging by resists and overall HP they are much more resillient than your
    average mare.You cannot ride with that combo but im not really bothered,does
    anyone use a beetle bake combo who can share their opinions if they find it more
    powerful? The bake has no firebreathe but seems to hit like a machinegun and seems
    to cast just as often if not more than a mare.
  2. Farsight

    Farsight Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 12, 2008
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    My main bake (Aewin) can tank pretty much anything that I can find. In fact, she can tank things that some greater dragons have trouble with. She hits hard and fast and beats my mare (Fiona) in every important way except for one.

    You can't ride a fox.

    That, actually, is a pretty big deal in some cases, but completely trivial in others. For example, my fox is better than my mare in Mel since there's nowhere to run to, but I prefer my mare to my fox in places like the Labyrinth or Doom because you can pull the mare out of a troublesome situation more easily (and just focus on healing one pet).

    I've always been of the opinion that any given group only needs to bring one greater dragon to the party, and every additional pet should focus on dishing out as much damage as possible. So I bring my beetle/bake (most of the time) and most of the others who don't bring dragons brings their dread horse/nightmare combo.

    Anyhow, take them both out for a spin, see which one you like more. It comes down to personal preference.
  3. for tamer groups ya 1 greater dragon but also, you NEED 1-2 beetles as well
    the amror corrupt makes everyone do more damage

    as for mare vs kitsune it depends on what your after

    The nightmare is ridable
    the kitsune has better defense

    they do about the same damage i think mare might be higher

    For me, im a paladin tamer, with swordsmanship so it is benificial for the to have a mount since i often fight myself

    sometimes ill ride a mount and use one 3-4 slot pet, but if im using a beetle or a wyrm, then why ride a 1 slot pet? might as well make it a mare

    sometime ill ride an ostard and use a cue or hiryu also

    and finaly unicorn/kirin

    if your a mage mounts are less important, same with archer, but if your any fighting class you should ride a mount even if your a tamer.

    unicorns and kirins can help you in combat, even if it is minimal, plus they are cool.

    i like the white wyrm unicorn combo for swords tamer
  4. uoBuoY

    uoBuoY Guest

    Kits laugh, Mares don't.
    Nuff said
  5. Wenchkin

    Wenchkin Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran Alumni

    May 16, 2008
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    /QFT :D

    Much as my old tamer still uses her mares, the young girls all love their kits more.

    Still waiting for a giggle after a player is eaten, but I'm sure it'll happen ;)

  6. RichDC

    RichDC Guest

    Bakes are better in every way...except one, they arent a mount.

    Other than that they have,

    Higher hp
    Higher Mana
    Higher Dex
    Higher resistances...oh and Rage

    Basically, try to take down an untamed GD with a mare...now do the same thing with a nice bake (not braggin but mine is 350hp 425 mana 58/89/57/56/54 almost 7xgm)

    You can do it with the bake...not a hope in hell on a mare!
  7. uoBuoY

    uoBuoY Guest

    They laughed at me before I figured out it's not a good idea to have 3 Kits simultaneously target your Tamer!

    My advise: tread softly in them Kitsune Woods!
  8. Wenchkin

    Wenchkin Babbling Loonie
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    May 16, 2008
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    LOL aye.

    And when you think it's a wandering healer you stopped beside to heal up, remember that it's actually a polymorphed kitsune and he's still angry about that ebolt....

    I learned that lesson pretty quickly :D

  9. uoBuoY

    uoBuoY Guest

    Made me spit my martini on my keyboard!
    And reminded me of when I first started UO 8 yrs ago. My friend who brought me into the game, told me about "reds" and for months whenever I saw a red Healer in Tram, I would run for like 10 minutes to make sure I wasn't gonna be killed. I missed the point about "Fel"! Ah the good old days