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Pack hunting: what experiments have you done?

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Pazuzu, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Pazuzu

    Pazuzu Guest

    Everyone seems to be focused on greater dragons and the "big guys" - but pack hunting can be fun too! What pack experiments have you done, and what have you taken down? Dire wolf packs, hellhound packs, etc... Let's talk packs. :D
  2. Farsight

    Farsight Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 12, 2008
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    Timber wolves:
    Before the inclusion of the boura in the Stygian Abyss, these were my choice for low level tamers. There isn't much from the legacy content which couldn't be handled with 50 taming, 100 lore, 100 vet and a pack of wolves.

    Lowland boura:
    These should be the choice of tamers-in-training who don't want to spend 24/7 practicing their taming skill. Unlike other pack animals, there is nothing which can't be handled with a pair of these guys, or better, a lowland boura combined with a high plains boura. This pair is comparable to a cu sidhe in power, but for high level tamers, the cu should still be the weapon of choice since it's easier to keep one animal alive than two.

    Frenzied Ostard:
    There is nothing in the game which can come close to comparing with the offensive power of a pack of these guys. They can one hit kill rune beetles. The downfall? Against hard hitting or area effect casting monsters, they're very hard to keep alive.

    Frenzied Ostards with higher hit points, higher resists and only two to a pack. Good for those who are learning how to use a pack, but soon they will be replaced by an old fashioned frenzied pack or used just for the novelty of them

    Constantly poison your enemy, hit pretty hard (but not compared to the Frenzied Ostards) and weak as kittens as far as hit points go.

    Wolf Spiders:
    They work well with scorpions, hit like a truck and use frequent poison attacks. Super high dex adds to the fun, but they can't handle high end content well.

    Hell Hounds:
    I can't help it, I love my puppies. They are the #2 damage dealer in the game after the ostard pack. The breath weapon doesn't really help.

    Predator Hell Cats:
    Just slightly less effective than hell hounds.

    Hell Cats:
    Affectionately named hell kittens, they are great if you only battle fire based critters, as they have high fire resist. The problem is there are very few creatures who do mostly fire damage, and most of those hang out with other things that will kill your kittens quick.

    Fire Steed:
    They're very bright and you can ride them. I'll take a dread war horse/nightmare combo over these guys any day.

    The pack I've done the most with lately is the wolf spider/scorpion pack. I have killed Navery Nighteyes with the two spiders and a scorpion, but it's much quicker with a rune beetle.

    I used to run with a hell hound pack, but I released them into the wild when the Stygian Abyss opened so I could run more pet-experiments. My favorite trick was to cast gift of renewal on myself while the pack destroyed Miasma. The problem there was in the gift of renewal timer. I had to take a break after 2-3 Miasmas.

    None of my pack experiments has ever taken on a peerless or champion save for the wolf spiders against Navery and a Low/High boura combination against Medusa.
  3. Pazuzu

    Pazuzu Guest

    Good info!

    Before I left the last time, I had JUST tamed and was waiting on the bond timer for a couple hell hounds, and never got around to trying them out.

    I'm looking into "different" sorts of things to do with my Tamer now, and packs came to mind. :D
  4. Wulf2k

    Wulf2k Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Crusader of Chaos

    Feb 27, 2004
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    With spell-weaving, an imp can be summoned to boost the pack instinct of fire steeds.
  5. Hinotori

    Hinotori Seasoned Veteran
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    May 12, 2008
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    I love my ossies. I'd never get rid of them. I use them for stuff that has to die right now.

    I have made a wolf spider/scorpion pack. I'm pretty pleased with it. Wolf spiders having nice HP, they last longer against high end stuff. I need to go key the Dread Horn because I think they would rock there with their high poison resist.

    I've taken the ossys to DH and they have actually done fairly well as long as something else is tanking.
  6. Pazuzu

    Pazuzu Guest

    I like the idea of spiders/etc - hmmm.

    What's the lowdown? As I've mentioned in other threads, I've been away for ages, and when I left the only spiders you could tame were "giant spiders" and frost spiders. Apparently now there's wolf spiders and others?
  7. Poo

    Poo The Grandest of the PooBah’s
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Campaign Benefactor 4H

    Sep 18, 2003
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    i have a pack of fully trained ozzies on every shard.

    they are monsters!

    they work even better if you roll around with another tamer or 2 who have greaters that can be the meat shields.

    i have them on my archer tamers so i can shoot mortal shots as they attack and i can average like 300-500 hp damage every 2 seconds between the 5 of them and my archery.

    N A S T Y !