Guide : Animal Tamer - Start to Finish

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Guide : Animal Tamer - Start to Finish

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MOD EDIT: Stratics taming info: http://uosecondage.com/stratics/anim.htm


Please keep replies on topic and clean. All troll, flame and off topic posts will be deleted.

Today, I created a new character that will have the following template:

    Animal Taming
    Animal Lore
    Evaluating Intelligence
    Magery
    Meditation
    Resisting Spells
    Veterinary

    Starting Skills: 50 Animal Taming/50 Magery
    Starting Stats: 58str/12dex/10int
    Stat Goal: 100str/25dex/100int

I am going to log my progress each day and record it here, updating this post. All times listed are EST.

Day 1, June 15th:

    1:00PM - Created character and bought up to skill cap
    1:51PM - 93 str/25 dex/16 int
    1:54PM - 100 str/25 dex/18 int
    4:57PM - 100 str/25 dex/100 int
    6:00PM - Began Taming on Ice Island with 59.2 shown/50.0 base taming skill. I started off taming polar bears, walruses and snow leopards and at 65.5 added white wolves into the mix
    11:59PM - Didn't tame for the full six hours, but a good 4-4.5 hours probably. I gain meditation while taming by using a magical wizards hat

As of midnight, skills are as follows:

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Animal Lore           78.8  78.8 +46.6 100.0
Animal Taming         69.4  62.5 +12.5 100.0
Magery                57.6  50.2 +0.2 100.0
Meditation            55.7  55.7 +55.7 100.0
Veterinary            36.0  23.0 0.0 100.0
Evaluating Intel...   32.0  32.0 +32.0 100.0
Magic Resistance      27.8  27.8 +0.1 100.0


Day 2, June 16th:

    12:00AM - Taming continues... will update again in a few hours.
    4:00AM - Tamed on Dagger Isle for almost 4 hours straight. Going to go to bed and start a magery macro until server shutdown at 7AM. Skills as of now listed below

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Animal Lore           90.6  90.6 +58.4 100.0
Meditation            84.0  84.0 +84.0 100.0
Animal Taming         75.7  70.3 +20.3 100.0
Magery                57.7  50.3 +0.3 100.0
Veterinary            36.0  23.0 0.0 100.0
Evaluating Intel...   32.0  32.0 +32.0 100.0
Magic Resistance      27.8  27.8 +0.1 100.0


    11:00AM - Macroed magery from 4AM-7AM. Updated skills and reagent use/cost below

    Reagents Used:

    1065 Mandrake Root (3195g)
    1065 Sulfurous Ash (3195g)

    Total Spent: 6390g

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Meditation            98.9  98.9 0.0 100.0
Magery                62.9  56.4 0.0 100.0
Evaluating Intel...   46.9  46.9 0.0 100.0
Magic Resistance      42.7  42.7 0.0 100.0


    5:30PM - Macroed magery for 6 hours. Updated skills and reagent use/cost below

    Reagents Used:

    1265 Mandrake Root (3795g)
    1265 Sulfurous Ash (3795g)
    2300 Black Pearl (11500g)
    2300 Nightshade (6900g)

    Total Spent: 32380g

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Meditation           100.0 100.0 +1.1 100.0
Magery                80.9  77.6 +21.2 100.0
Magic Resistance      62.5  62.5 +19.8 100.0
Evaluating Intel...   55.5  55.5 +8.6 100.0


    8:00PM - Started taming with skills below

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Animal Lore           90.6  90.6 +58.4 100.0
Animal Taming         75.7  70.3 +20.3 100.0


Day 3, June 17th:

    12:00AM - Updated taming skills since 8PM

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Animal Lore           96.6  96.6 +6.0 100.0
Animal Taming         83.1  79.3 +9.0 100.0


Day 4, June 18th:

    10:00AM - Had a busy day yesterday so not much time for updates. I macroed magery a good bit and tamed for about 6 hours total. Updated skills as of now below

    Reagents Used:

    2000 Black Pearl (10000g)
    2000 Nightshade (6000g)
    2000 Sulfurous Ash (6000g)
    2000 Spider Silk (6000g)

    Total Spent: 60380g

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Animal Lore          100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Meditation           100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Magery                95.2  94.4 0.0 100.0
Animal Taming         92.0  90.2 0.0 100.0
Magic Resistance      80.0  80.0 +0.2 100.0
Evaluating Intel...   77.9  77.9 +0.3 100.0
Veterinary            36.0  23.0 0.0 100.0


    8:00PM - Macroed magery while working today and tamed in between. Tamed for about 3-4 hours so far today. Updated skills and reagent costs below

    Reagents Used:

    1000 Sulfurous Ash (3000g)
    1000 Spider Silk (3000g)

    Total Spent: 66380g

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Animal Lore          100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Meditation           100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Magery                97.7  97.4 +3.0 100.0
Animal Taming         95.1  94.0 +3.8 100.0
Magic Resistance      83.9  83.9 +4.1 100.0
Evaluating Intel...   81.7  81.7 +4.1 100.0
Veterinary            36.0  23.0 0.0 100.0


    11:00PM - Tamed for a couple of hours. I gained 10 times off of a single nightmare. Starting magery macro and going to sleep.

Day 5, June 19th:

    10:00PM - Finally, GM TAMING! From 85-95 I tamed several hundred bulls. Once I hit 95.1 I went straight to the nightmare and got 10 gains from one nightmare. Once I got to 96.3 I started taming white wyrms, in addition to the nightmares and bulls. I probably tamed a good 6-8 hours today. Yes, I know I have no life. Anyway here are my updated skills and reagent costs below. Next I will GM veterinary and eval/resist last. I will continue to post reagent costs until 7x.

    Total time spent taming to GM: ~35 hours

    Reagents Used:

    1750 Sulfurous Ash (5250g)
    1750 Spider Silk (5250g)

    Total Spent: 76880g

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Animal Lore          100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Magery               100.0 100.0 +0.2 100.0
Meditation           100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Animal Taming        100.0 100.0 +4.8 100.0
Evaluating Intel...   90.0  90.0 +3.9 100.0
Magic Resistance      89.2  89.2 +0.6 100.0
Veterinary            36.0  23.0 0.0 100.0


June 21st: - GM Veterinary and Evaluating Intelligence. Macroed vet on two polar bears and used Eval on them until GM. Next and last on the list is resist

Bandages used - 15677

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Animal Lore          100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Evaluating Intel...  100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Magery               100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Animal Taming        100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Meditation           100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Veterinary           100.0 100.0 +6.3 100.0
Magic Resistance      89.2  89.2 0.0 100.0


June 23rd: - GM resist as of this morning before server restart. Updated skills and final reg use/cost below. Character is now 7x

    Reagents Used:

    10000 Sulfurous Ash (30000g)
    10000 Spider Silk (30000g)

    Total Spent: 106880g

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Animal Lore          100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Evaluating Intel...  100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Magery               100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Magic Resistance     100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Animal Taming        100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Veterinary           100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
Meditation           100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0
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Great comprehensive guide Storm. Thanks!

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Thanks. That's awsome. All guides should be done like this :D

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Maybe as a suggestion you could put what you tamed in your guide? I know there several posts on what to train, but maybe it could another thing you add on here.

Just a suggestion.

Great post you have here by the way! I've enjoyed seeing your progress.

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Quick question. Where did you find several hundred bulls to tame?

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Akshun wrote:Quick question. Where did you find several hundred bulls to tame?


The bulls outside Delucia. About 10 or so spawn at a time.

Also it really helps if there are other tamers around taming stuff too. You can work together to speed up the process by pre-taming creatures for the other tamers and them doing the same for you. Luthiel and Mendelssohn worked with me and we helped each other out this way with the bulls.

Each time a creature is tamed by a different tamer, it's minimum taming difficulty goes up by 6 points, so you can get better gains if you work with this method correctly.
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Thanks for the info. True about the re-tames. I was the one retaming your snow leopards and white wolves the night you were taming on Ice Island.

Thanks by the way. I got some nice skill gains that night :). To be where you are in less than a week? I must say, I'm jealous. Nice work.

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Seems like you spent a lot of cash on magery/resist... I seem to remember perhaps 50 - 60k altogether for my mage. Over 100k on magery/resist is waaaaaay too much. I think you could save a lot of money starting with resist. If you're looking to recall around just buy your way to 30 then fireball until you hit 52 or so base.

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Pink Floyd wrote:Seems like you spent a lot of cash on magery/resist... I seem to remember perhaps 50 - 60k altogether for my mage. Over 100k on magery/resist is waaaaaay too much. I think you could save a lot of money starting with resist. If you're looking to recall around just buy your way to 30 then fireball until you hit 52 or so base.

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I agree, but money/saving money wasn't one of my objectives. I was trying to GM taming as quickly as possible. Starting with magery to get around to tame was quicker for me.
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k day 4 you say you tamed for 6 hours and got form 80-90.......................................

I'm taming bulls that go from not being pretamed to being pretamed twice.... In 2 hours at 89.1 real skill i got 0.8 skill gain(from 88.3). Where should i tame at my level to gain like that?????
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Storm's guide is not accurate by the time. What he neglects to tell you is that it took him several hours with the help of friends to pre-tame these bulls. He didn't include the time it took to setup for the taming macro. All "hundreds" of those bulls we're already set up in the delucia healers before he started. Also you have to keep in mine he already has a gm tamer, so he can tame himself pretames. I know this because I used all his tames to get my tamer to 96. All this talk about getting gains from dragons & mares is false.

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Actually he did mention that Luthiel and I helped him, and we were working our taming too. He really tamed a relatively small amount with Necromancer. The moral: tame with friends and it goes faster.

And you do get excellent gains from Nightmares and White Wyrms, comparatively. "Excellent" means something different when you're in the high 90's for taming.

Moreover, Indra was already gm before you were taming them. You tamed Luthiels and Ruines retames, ;).

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One question about taming dragons.... I tame them but than after 10 minutes they won't listen to me. Will it continue to be this way or will it stop after I get high enough taming?
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Use animal lore on them, for best obedience they need to be "Wonderfully Happy." Feed meat or stable to increase happiness.

Happiness level will decrease at a slower rate at higher levels of taming.

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Could I transfer dragons to a guy with 50 animal taming or would he need more?
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