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Frost Mite or Cold damage Platinum Dragon

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Neton, May 31, 2018.

  1. Neton

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    Hi everyone, just wondering which 1 is the better cold damage pet? both are 2 slots, non ride able. FM has RC which seems very good skill. Any experience to share?
     
  2. whitesmith

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    PD would have dragon breath.... supposed to be a mana hog
    I have done a poison chiv drake, what a pain in the butt to train...
    If I had to do it again, for cold I'd go with the mite, plus RC is awesome compared to Dragon Stinky Breath
     
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  3. celticus

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    I have seen a frostmite in the dragon turtle spawn solo 3 (yes THREE lol) Allosauruses and kill them. Blew my mind. I think it had FzWW on it and RC. So by a long stretch the frostmite takes the vote.
    Drag breath for the dragons is a liability, unless HP are 1000+, then yu get a bonus damage, otherwise mana hog.
    Just make sure you get a 2 slot Mite, and one with as low cold resist as possibly. You may have to farm the Lady of the snow area a little bit. Build a little honor in Chaos with Balrons also may help get the optimal mite honor taming in the right one. (If you get a paragon balie, get honor at diferent spot, not worth the time it takes to kill them. Also if you do Balrons use your dog due to Balies resistances.)
     
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  4. Neton

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    whats the best spot for balron honor farming? i tried the fan dancer dojo but it cant recall directly.
     
  5. celticus

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    Try Chaos gate a little bit up the staires. Go close enough to honor have PRECAST invisi, as soo as you are close to honor forst cast invisi on self, then HONOR bali same tome you tell dog to attack..Get ready for a few deathrobes, but it gets easy after 1-2 tries. You will gain fast there.

    I lost track of how you do the Dojo : How do I go to the right spot? Is there a guide?
     
  6. Neton

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    Thank you for the advise!!
     
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    Depends. Are you going to use the animal in group play or solo, and what is the spec of your tamer. In group play, where no other RC is available, cold mite might make sense. If it's solo play and the animal is your damage or you play with someone who brings RC already, the drake would make more sense.

    Some people might mention the "liability" of dragon breath, but Cold Mites have cold wind taking up an ability/move slot.

    A Chivalry Cold drake with AI will do more damage than a RC frost mite, talking just about pure pet damage and not the synergy to groupmates or the tamers own damaging abilities. Even with the "liability" of dragon breath. The 1.82 damage modifier of EoO along with Chivalry synergizing with Armor ignore and having consecrate really ups the damage.

    RC, especially if it has to share mana with something like AI will still have a decent downtime. But in a group setting where it's buffing the groups damage, this can end up being more beneficial than a single pet with chiv. Also if the tamer is an offensive caster, rc can boost their dps (except it has no benefit to WoD).
     
  9. Max Blackoak

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    You can't honor monsters while you're invisible/hidden.

    to the OP: go with Khaelor's advice, he's spot on. Decide depending on the circumstances under which you wish to use your pet.
     
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  10. Gnoopey

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    The only Balron spots where you can recall IN are deeper down in Hythloth as far as I remember...
     
  11. Neton

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    never been to hyrgloth, should pay a visit
     
  12. Please Dont

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    I love my 126 tactics cold drakes. I have one with mystic and one with SW and they have cold dragon breath or it looks blue anyway lol.
     
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    Balrons also spawn in the bottom level of the Fan Dancer Dojo. The Succubi there also work for reaching Knight of Honor with a tamer.

    They're talking about a 100% Cold Damage Platinum Drake, not a Cold Drake.
     
  14. Eärendil

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    what does RC mean, everybody is speaking of? rising colossus?
     
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    RC is usually referred to as short for rune corruption
     
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    There is a Balron in the middle of Blood Dungeon as well...

    Personally, I go to Succubi they are far higher in fame/karma giving... and Honor... And that is in the middle of the Fan Dancer Dojo... another one down on the Third floor... but IMO anything in Tokuno is 100X better to fight since the respawn there is immediate... anywhere else like hunting anywhere in Trammel or Felucca is painfully slow... the respawn rate in those facets will make you want to /wrists...

    But there are Balrons all over...
     
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    What would be a good hunting spot with a frost mite: monsters or bosses with low cold resistance. Suggestions?
     
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    Hiryus...
     
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    Unrelated point : Its a shame frostmites are not RIDEABLE. Such nice art for that pet..Would be nice to run around riding one.
     
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    Wrong : You can honor, but then you un-invisi -- Thats why you quickly have pet attack.
     
  23. Eärendil

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    Thank you! Are there also peerless or champs with cold weakness?
     
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    Trasher in the blighted grove is very weak in cold AND energy (!)

    Rikktor has cold as it's weakest resist. Same goes for Mephitis, Lord Oaks & Silvani. Semidar is also rather weak in cold but energy is even weaker.

    Virtuebane on the roof is weak in cold (!) Demon & reptile types in general are weak in cold.
     
    #24 Gnoopey, Nov 9, 2018 at 1:08 AM
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    Excellent! Thank you!
     
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    With Consume Damage up, my Frost Mite tanks the Stygian Dragon with me standing 2 tiles away vetting him. If the Stygian Dragon stays on my Frost Mite, then my guild can usually kill him within 2-3 mins.
    Frost Mite is also good for the latter stages of Dragon Turtle champ (Stage 4+), as well as the Dragon Turtle himself.
    Sleeping Dragon Spawn in Tokuno as well. With Consume Damage and vetting, the Frost Mite can tank the entire Stage 4 spawn without a problem, the Hiryus and Onis are weak to his damage too.
    The afore mentioned Virtuebane, Rikktor, and Semidar as well.
     
  27. Eärendil

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    Thats very interesting. Thank you. Can you show me his build?