1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Greetings Guest, Having Login Issues? Check this thread!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hail Guest!,
    Please take a moment to read this post reminding you all of the importance of Account Security.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Author Wes Locher has teamed up with Stratics for a giveaway of his new book Braving Britannia. This book explores the history and impact of Ultima Online and includes interviews from current and past dev team members as well as many UO and Stratics community members. Click here for more details!
    Dismiss Notice

My first day as a tamer

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by jaashua, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. jaashua

    jaashua Guest

    Had an Advanced Character token to spare, so I thought, after having played this game since release, it was time to make a tamer.

    Use the token, soulstone 100 magery over, imbue a ring and bracelet with 13 animal lore, 13 vet, and 13 taming each, buy a 120 taming scroll for 900K, make myself some LRC and HP armor. I'm now at 111 taming and 100 vet and animal lore.

    Head over to Destard where some guy is killing and taming GDs. I ask if he minds if I try to tame one of his throwaways and offer him 100K for his trouble. 10 minutes later I have a GD. On the advice of the other tamer, I feed him then stable him. Hmm. So now what. I have to wait a week before it bonds and I can start training it. Better go grab some other stuff to get the bonding process started.

    Mission 1.....rune beetle. They look pretty tough, plus I'm thinking I may be able to ride it or something. I tame a llama and take it up to the northeastern tip of Isume and try to EV down a beetle. They heal so quickly that I can't tame it without hitting it or getting poisoned. So I go tame a bake kitsune, gate it to the beetles, and try to use it to tank. Beetle is killing it so fast, I have to stay close to heal and the beetle keeps turning to target me. We all die, so I res and come back and revert to the EV strat. I've got my walk-ahead technique a little more refined and after a couple hours of trying, I successfully tame one. Feed it some pears, and stable it. Next up, I need a ride. So I take the moongate to Umbra and run around the corrupted forest for a while till I bump into a nightmare, EV kills it before I can dispell, so next time it's blade spirits and energy bolts. Heals itself a lot more slowly than the beetle so I can stay ahead of it. It is still taking a long time, so I set up a macro for "use last skill/ last target" and, boom, within a couple minutes I have a nightmare. Feed it cooked chicken and stable it.
  2. Ncdiablo

    Ncdiablo Guest

    Congrats on your "first" day as a tamer. Just got back into the game after about a 9 year or so break. Your first day and you have such power behind you while my first days as a tamer (not to mention the many many days and weeks later) of tame and rename and release.

    I guess you miss the pleasure of taming polar bears over and over and over and over and over.....

    Congrats on the GD.

    For a good ride I would also go with a Cu Sidhe (if you are an elf or have pads of the Cu Sidhe). They make for a nice pet. I have been getting my practice in on lead taming and lag deathing.

    Enjoy the 2nd day of Taming.

    RadioActive of Chessy
  3. Trunkz

    Trunkz Guest

    Grats Jaashua, welcome to the club..

    Thats quite a productive first day!

    Beetles are awsomem, as you saw when trying to tame one. Beetle/Mare is an awsome combo that will rip anything to shreads, as long as they dont get ripped up first.

    I recomend you get yourself a Bane Dragon before they go away forever. Correct me if im wrong, but i don't think they are going to be a permanent spawn, and the event that they were tied to has already ended.

    So i think they could go poof at any moment and never be seen again. They hang out in the Abyss next to the Slasher of Veils. Your new found lead taming skills will come in handy ;)
  4. jaashua

    jaashua Guest

    I think I'll wait for the last phase of the invasion. At one point, those things were all over the cities.

    As for the Cu, I'll probably tame one, but I suspect I'll mostly be using a GD.

    Is there any way to transfer a pet from one character on an account to another character on that account?
  5. jack flash uk

    jack flash uk Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Oct 21, 2006
    Likes Received:
    you cant tame the ones in the cities, as far as i know only the slasher ones
  6. Ncdiablo

    Ncdiablo Guest

    I agree that you will use your GD quite often. However a cu sidhe makes alot of sense when going through dangerous areas that you can't gate to. Like dungeons and such. Another spot where you will use them is when you can't be next to your pet to heal due to area effects.

    To transfer requires friends or people you trust.

    Good luck,

    RadioActive of Chessy