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New player looking template

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by thefoam, May 2, 2011.

  1. thefoam

    thefoam Guest

    hello i am a new player looking for help on my first template, i will only be doing pve and would like a good template for soloing and gold farming.
    i did see a few templates on this site but they are from threads that are quite old and i would like to make sure that my first template is up to date and not a complete failure.
  2. 5% Luck

    5% Luck Guest

    If this is your 1st char and you want to go tamer(duh tamer forum) I suggest

    Animal taming
    animal lore
    eval intel
    focus(just let this rise untill you start making enough gold to buy powerscrolls for the above skills then set it to the down mark later)

    You wont be quick out of the box as a tamer but once you get to say 70/70 taming/lore get yourself a high plains boroua. They have good amount of hitpoints and semi decent resists. That makes for a good tank! Then you can practice Vet on it or cast over its shoulder for extra damage!

    GL and welcome to UO!
  3. thefoam

    thefoam Guest

    ok thanks a lot for the help
  4. King_Fisher

    King_Fisher Journeyman
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    Jun 26, 2010
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    What shard are you starting on maybe one of us can help you get started?
  5. weins201

    weins201 Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    May 14, 2008
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    That is a very simple template but for truly PvM

    I would work on more of a hybrid

    Taming and Lore up to 115 which will give you control over everything you need. you can use imbued items or found one to raise the skill.

    Vet 100 - no need for more can even go with 90 and enhanced bandages for 100 skill

    Chivialry - 50 for cures, heals, and getting around with sacred journey

    Mysticism - 100

    Archery - 100 (120) with hunters

    Tactics - 80 - min 100 with items

    With this you can stand behind your meat shiedl and dole out damage, of course there are MANY other templates out there you have to find what you are comfortable with.

  6. Metalstorm

    Metalstorm Seasoned Veteran
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    Dec 14, 2003
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    Being a glutton for punishment I worked all the taming and bard skills to legendary.

    With the use of soul stones I am a peace tamer when out looking for new pets and I am a disco tamer when out hunting.

    The combination of discordance and a good pet or two makes for a powerful pvm template.

    My template looks like this:

    Taming 120 real
    Animal Lore 120 real
    Vet 120 real

    Music 120 real
    Discordance 120 real (sometimes swaped for peace 120 real or provoke 120 real)

    Magery 120 real. This lets me use the special mage swords and staff giving me a defense skill to the tune of 120 plus gating is a snap :)

    Why you may ask are my skills all up to 120 real instead of using jewelery?
    Because I don't want to limit myself to one specific set of armor. Plus I'd rather imbue stats and attributes into a suit rather than skills.
  7. popps

    popps Always Present
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Feb 27, 2004
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    Welcome to Ultima Online !!
    I hope that you will enjoy it.

    You can speed up your enjoyment of taming using items carrying taming, animal lore and veterinary skill points on them.

    That is, you can shorten the training time before you can control better pets using skill items.

    Besides rings and bracelets which can carry up to a max of 15 points in each of the Taming skills, some taming skills can also be found on

    Birds of Britannia Random Summoner +5 Animal Taming +5 Animal Lore
    Ancient Farmer's Kasa + 5 Animal Lore

    The talisman can be quite expensive and so not within reach of a new player.

    While using skill items you will still gain and advance your real skills when using those skills.
  8. Ncdiablo

    Ncdiablo Guest


    What shard are you on? If you are on Chessapeake let me know and I will gladly help you out and even get you some nice pets to get you going.
  9. Wenchkin

    Wenchkin Babbling Loonie
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    May 16, 2008
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    There's a rough guide to templates here, which may give you some ideas of the sort of tamer you'd like to train up. I'd recommend a quick tryout on Test Center, then you can mess about with skills and see how your final template might actually "handle" in game. If you see something specific you fancy trying though, feel free to ask here for more specific template advice :)

    If I had to pick one template that's easy for beginners I'd say mage tamer, ideally with hiding and stealth on there. It isn't as powerful as some of the hybrids but it's very cheap to train and the hiding/stealth are invaluable for staying alive and exploring new areas. This is the kind of template I'd probably recommend for a beginner:

    110 Animal Taming
    110 Animal Lore
    110 Veterinary
    100 Hiding
    80 stealth
    90 Magery
    100 Evaluate Intelligence

    The above works with a skill cap of 700 with no skill boosting items or special equipment. So it's nice and cheap to get started with it and you can add more powerscrolls or fancy stuff later if you're happy with the template. It's also easy to change the skills out for something else at a later date. The only downside with the above is the lack of meditation which will mean it takes a while for you regen mana, however hide and stealth will keep you out of a lot of trouble meaning you don't really need to cast spells all that often anyway. It really depends how you play that template :)