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Couple Questions about Current Taming Temps

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by EliteEmpire, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. EliteEmpire

    EliteEmpire Adventurer

    May 18, 2015
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    Ok, so I decided to dust off my tamer with the new expansion and these turtles and I got to thinking about templates. Heard a little about Death Ray tamers and have been a little interested in it, but I dont know the specifics on Death Ray in terms of SDI and the fact that WOD or Discordance DoT does similar damage.

    I was just wanting to know what your oppinions are on top tamer templates - I am wanting to do a little of everything including Roof, which I heard Tamers excel at with a group. What would a top notch template look like and what should i go with gear wise? Should i go Luck or SDI or what

    Not really interested in barding as its kinda useless against higher end targets.
  2. drcossack

    drcossack Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Feb 25, 2004
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    Death Ray is not affected by Slayers or SDI, it's purely skill-based. Not sure if the target's resists play a part in the damage, although I suspect they do. I haven't noticed it yet - I need to do repeated tests on the same creature (say a Balron) to make sure.

    For my tamer's suit, I just use imbued gear (26 MR total, 125/10/135 stats with 153 Mana. I occasionally wear the Blackthorn Lt. Sash as well), with the Blue Luck cleanup Jewels, the Luck Cleanup Talisman, a 190 Luck shield, and occasionally an unenhanced 150 Luck Bone Harvester (most of the time, I use one of the Corgul spellbook drops.) I can't really rely on luck for bosses, since my mana runs out quickly. For regular hunting/small groups, luck is fine.

    You don't really need an SDI suit on a tamer. IMO, that's more suited for a char with Spellweaving, since they have Arcane Empowerment/Reaper Form. Throw Mysticism in with that and you can do a ridiculous amount of damage with a Slayer Spellbook.
    #2 drcossack, Oct 28, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2015
  3. railshot

    railshot Lore Keeper
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    Aug 11, 2011
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    Disco mastery might do similar damage if you have Provo and &Peace on your template. The strength is dependent on those skills. On my tamer I can only fit one bardic skill at a time, and by itself Disco masteries do a rather pathetic damage and IMO not worth the mana.