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[Treasure Hunting] Frost Dragon

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by DreadLord Lestat, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. DreadLord Lestat

    DreadLord Lestat Social Media Liaison / Forum Moderator
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    My tamer/t-hunter not gone up against one solo in a few years. From what I remember, it was a LONG fight and my chest disappeared shortly after I killed it so I didn't get to go through everything. Any suggestions on killing it quicker?

    My Skills:
    115 Taming
    115 Lore
    110 Vet
    100 Magery
    90 Med
    100 Carto
    100 LP

    My Greater:

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  2. whitesmith

    whitesmith Lore Master

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    Option 1, tame it, sell it, use it
    Option 2, use a different pet, will have to look up damage type for the frost dragon, but assuming it's at least 50% cold, if not 100. Gd has low cold resist...
    Sure others will add more
    :)
     
  3. Falcon

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    Greater Dragons are no longer the best choice for a tamer to use in PvM. A well trained Cu Sidhe, Hiryu, or Beetle (Rune, Giant or Fire) would serve you much better. As mentioned above, you can also tame the frost dragon (which is stronger on average than a GD) and use it afterward.
     
  4. Basara

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    In fact, the Frost Dragon is probably a better pet in most regards than the GD. It's a good fallback pet for general stuff, but once you get lower pets trained to 5 slot, they tend to be better.

    As for beating it, a pet with rune corruption or AI would be good.
     
  5. Yadd of Legends

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    Gate in a disco mystic mage on a second account if you can - casting RCs and disco, frost dragons die quickly
     
  6. LeBaiton

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    What I do is luring any spawned Frost Dragons away from the chest for a few screens. They don't have the guardian tag and won't teleport back. By not having to focus on killing them you have more time for the chest. The dragons won't despawn for a while.

    Once I'm done with the t-chest I don myself in an all 70's suit and beat them down to an inch with spells and a Greater Dragon, then tame them and sell them on my pet vendor in Magincia.
     
  7. Specialist

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    use a dragon slayer spellbook and flamestrikes and evs
     
  8. SouthPaw

    SouthPaw Lore Master

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    Anyone know if frost dragons ever spawn as 4 slots?