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Shadow eles in the Vanguard event........

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Grace of Pacific, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Tamers have been given alot of flack, specially now with the greater draggys, of being able to participate in this event and the rest of us can't do much.

    My best bud uses his meat shield draggy and we can take down, albeit dying alot, most of the spawn if we pick them off and that is cool. But the tamer really does not have an *achilles heal* like all the other temps.

    Mage: Can't EV or Earthquake or summons. gee, fun.......
    Archer: hello, spawn overwhelms!
    Swordsman: nope, don't care how high your dci/parry is you are in for one hell of a hard time
    Voker: surrounding spawn is too weak to deal with the vanguards and that darn timer!!!!
    Tamer: eats all around for lunch, but the shadow eles, yet the shadow
    eles DONT damage the pet???

    so, I petition for the shadow eles to do damage to the pets thus giving tamers the *achilles heal* like the rest of us. Thank you.
  2. Saris

    Saris Guest

    I dont think so, if the dragon cant hurt the ele then the ele should not be able to hurt the pet.

    All my pvm temps can get swords and sheilds not that i do much cuase it can be a pain but tamers have nothing over a good dexer there.

    However I may add this, when mele fighting with a vanguard it dont hurt to have someones greater dragon share the tanking.

    My mage got 3 sword and 2 shields btw my dexer a few as well, I would suggest you learn to play your char better perhaps.

    Not trying to offend but its good advice.
  3. Omnius

    Omnius Crazed Zealot
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    May 27, 2008
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    Have them summon tribal guys too.
  4. controlfive

    controlfive Guest

    or, you know, you could just lure the vanguards away from the spawn.
  5. Ok how do you feel about not being able to dispel revenants? I certainly don't have anything against tamers as my bud is one and would not have been able to have much fun without him there.

    But you did not understand the essence of my question, tamers have no "achilles heal" in this event. You are ok with that when the rest of the templates all have one?

    My tamer buddy tried to take his legendary warrior there, and quickly logged on to his tamer. Wonder why?
  6. Saris, help a gal out. How do you kill a Vanguard on a pure mage? thanks!!
  7. okies, you have not played in the event much have you? The Vanguards not only do not willingly stay when ya drag em away, but they also don't stay even when ya don't drag em away.
  8. Ash

    Ash Guest

    If someone else is there to tank, sit back and cast mind blast on it. Use mana vampire near end to try and keep it from healing. I can't solo with a mage (or any char for that matter) but this tactic has worked well for me if someone else is tanking it, if it is a melee person I try to keep them alive as well since they doing me a favor by keeping it still.
  9. Thanks Ash

    Been doing the event since the inception, know about the mindblast /tanking of someone/something else trick.

    But the poster said he got a vanguard on a mage. So waiting for his answer on how he did that. :popcorn:
  10. controlfive

    controlfive Guest



    hint: you are luring too far. figure out their leash radius and make sure you don't get too close to it.
  11. Interesting.......

    Ok, gave up on luring them a while ago, they just disappear on me. But you are saying that you can't be close to them either?

    Well then, learn something new everyday. :thumbup1:

    Good thing I had my fill before the announcement of the worth of these things
    hit the airwaves. Will just sit back and watch and mess around a bit :stir:
  12. controlfive

    controlfive Guest

    the distance between you and the vanguard doesn't matter. i was saying don't let them get close to their leash radius. if they move x amount of tiles from their spawn point, they teleport back.
  13. Then again ... instead of altering the "damage class" of either/both dragons/ele's ...

    since moonglow is closed for the time being ...

    reform the Daemon Berserkers, transfer to Vanguard controller command ...

    gotta "give a little to get a little" ... DB's can tie most dragons up for a while ... if not rip their hearts out ...
    Berserker Scythes are 10,000pts ...

    just saying ... IF I was a vanguard controller ... would be on MY list ...
  14. Saris

    Saris Guest

    I dont have a pure mage and why would you? I have a Necro mage spellwiever with hiding and stealth and he uses all of 820 skill points to his advantage lol

    I cast then run and lure them away from the spwan, at the end Wod works awsome they are quick so hididng and steath can save your arse too.

    hmm I dont understand old template are obsolete so come up with an updated one, a pure mage indeed.

    Using items and new stratagy to defeat your enemy is not cheating.

    They put them in game to use.

    Archers do well though I dont have one set up all the way.

    Also how many tamers out there hate when ppl like me walk up at last min and bust WOD and claim a sheild or sword. Thanks for letting you dragon tank for me lol

    My tamer is lame also but got his dread mare anyway

    This game is alot easier in 2008 hint hint stop playing in 1997 and redo your guys.
  15. Saris

    Saris Guest

    LOL my mage I may add is completely insane and has nothing against dieing over and over as long as the job gets done.

    How bout this though training on shadow eles, did they make it like that on purpose? maybey they want you to train your new dread mare on them lol

    How bout my dexer does fine whats his magical weak spot? besides lazyness
  16. aoe

    aoe Guest

    Shadow eles DO damage om pets, but pets DONT damage shadow eles rolleyes:

    I know because i have used the shadow eles to train my pets :lol: and they also do damage to greater dragons. Perhaps you just don't see the tamer healing his pets.
  17. Shadow eles DO damage on pets, but pets DONT damage shadow eles! I had to run from them several times looking for prov's, meelees or archers to save us.
  18. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Governor Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Jul 16, 2003
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    geeze, all this whining over a lowly elemental (j/k)

    But, seriously. Shadow eles have always been immune to pets, summons and most spells (Earthquake's about it).

    However, there are many ways to kill them, even for non-warriors.

    1. A mage weapon will damage them. A mage weapon bow with earth ele slayer will drop it fairly quick, and at a distance (especially if it's fixated on your Greater Dragon while you fill it full of holes)
    2. They can be provoked onto something, or vice versa. Even things that can't hurt the eles as a pet, can hurt it if wild and provoked onto it. And, I was able to provoke them onto most of the other spawn types (everything but vanguards) with my bard skills below 90, WITHOUT using an earth elemental slayer instrument. This strategy can be combined with the mage weapon one as well.
    3. Just have a friend come along with a combat-capable miner to kill them and smelt the ore....
  19. Omnius

    Omnius Crazed Zealot
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    May 27, 2008
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    someone mentioned 820 skill points. They meant 720 right?
  20. Saris

    Saris Guest

    nope 820 lol
  21. Landicine

    Landicine Seasoned Veteran
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    May 23, 2008
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    Most likely, he's getting this extra 100 from items. I know at least there are some good items fro Necro, Spirit Speak, Stealth, and Magery. Out of curiosity, what is your template and gear?
  22. Hunter Moon

    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 19, 2005
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    His skill points are jewelry and armor based. It isn't hard to get an extra 100 points if you are willing to give up some of the other things like fc/fcr or lrc or lmc... I have a bard with 820 points, but she has crap for resists. With the lag on surround peacing or using prov and disco, she tends to die more than I would like, but I haven't really worked her in a long time to get use to her since they changed the barding skill timers so it is my fault...

    Hunter Moon [HOT] Atlantic