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Most damaging pets?

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Wulf2k, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Wulf2k

    Wulf2k Stratics Legend
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    Feb 27, 2004
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    If you ignore the ridiculous amount of effort to keep them alive, are frenzied ostards still the most damaging pets a tamer can use? Or have they been supplanted?

    I seem to recall dual firesteeds and a summoned imp being in the running as well? Or was that just an oddity without being practical?

    I assume GD is the best damage sponge, regardless of situation. Or can a cu's healing give it a run for its money?
  2. Wenchkin

    Wenchkin Babbling Loonie
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    May 16, 2008
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    I wouldn't really say one pet is the best, because it does depend in part on what you fight. You'll get the best results looking at the strengths and weaknesses of your pet and setting them against an opponent where they will do the most damage and take the least damage themselves. Frenzies are probably the most popular pack though, so if packs are your interest then I'd get some. Ideally get them in all different colours then it's easy to know visually where the little gits are.

    Some locations are just plain lethal to a pack even if they could theoretically do the most damage, so it's often worth scouting out in advance.But yes, smaller/pack pets in groups will do more damage than the greater dragon. Especially if you have another tamer with a tank pet or you add say bard skills in to support your pets further so you avoid the death domino effect where one dies and then everyone does. I find little pets survive best with my disco/provo tamer because she can weaken the bigger opponents and crowd control with provo. The provo is also handy to ensure a bigger creature is attacking another bit of spawn instead of your pets. But discordance is probably the small pet's best friend if you had to choose just one.

    The steed and imp combo probably isn't as strong as it once was, I'd sooner have a pair of kitsune given they have well-rounded resists and can cure themselves etc. The steeds were great, but they couldn't cast cure so any magic or poisonous opponents could be extra tricky. I'm hoping steeds are one of the pets the devs improve.

    With cu vs greater, the greater does more damage while it works as a tank, while the cu does take a long time to kill stuff. But the cu is only 4 slots so you aren't limited to being on foot, and you can also break up fights with a stop command, hop on the cu and run for it :D In some areas having to run on foot with the GD still vulnerable to attack behind you... means the cu can be more useful in a tough spot :) And my cu has saved my butt more than a few times with his healing. So I think they still have a place in the stables.

    Barry Gibb likes this.
  3. Aibal

    Aibal Slightly Crazed
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    May 14, 2008
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    In addition to what Wenchy said, I'd add that, for me, the best combo of damage and survivability in a wide range of situations is the rune/mare or rune/bake combo. Greater hit points and massive damage are nice. The rune/mare combo is nice too as it gives you a rideable, but I think the bug/bake combo does a little more damage. I take the bug out of the stables first to act as the damage sponge since they have more hit points.