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October 18th, 2015 at 2:49 am
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Hi everybody,

With the renewed interest in max possible stats and skills for the latest GD-like beasts, dragon turtles, I’ve put together a little calculator to help you figure out the max that your greater dragon or dragon turtle will train up to in its over-GM skills.

Wrestling, tactics, and resist lose 28% (greater dragons) or 55% (dragon turtles) of their wild skill values after taming, and can then be trained back up to 90% of their wild max. For wrestling, the wild max is 145, so the tamed max (after training) is 130.5. For tactics and resisting spells, the wild max is 140, so the tamed max (after training) is 126.

Magery can be above GM, but it does not lose the 28% or 55% after taming – so whatever the post-tame magery is at, that’s its max (wild max 140, tamed max 126). It won’t gain above what it started with post-tame.

To save you the hassle of doing the math, here’s a calculator!

Pet Max Skill Calculator

October 12th, 2015 at 11:23 am
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Hi everybody,

Early results appear to indicate that dragon turtles share the same stats/resists as greater dragons. (This would, I believe, be a lovely approach by the dev team – get those big flappy dragons into the stables so that we have a smaller, less flappy alternative for big events and champ spawns, etc).

I’ve added dragon turtles to the Pet Power Calculator, with the same information as greater dragons. THIS COULD CHANGE. So far, I’ve got less than 10 reports of dragon turtle hatchling stats, resists, and skills, but so far, they all fall within the GD ranges.

Please let me know if you find any dragon turtles outside the ranges. (The calculator should give you an error message if you input data outside the ranges).


September 21st, 2015 at 8:53 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

For those of you looking forward to taming tigers in the new expansion, here’s some player research from Stratics. Thanks, PlayerSkillFTW!


So, i’ve been running around gathering info on Tigers with Animal Lore (i lored 50 Tigers) as well as in-combat observations, and here’s the results.
Only 1 out of the 50 Tigers was a special color, black.

Strength: 500-555
Dexterity: 85-125
Intelligence: 85-165
Health: 350-450
Stamina: 85-125
Mana: 85-165
Physical: 55-75
Fire: 20-40
Cold: 55-65
Poison: 30-40
Energy: 25-35
100% Physical
Base Damage: 18-24
Wrestling: 89.6-95.1
Tactics: 100.2-102.5
Resist: 88.4-98.0
Anatomy: 0.0

The Tiger has access to Bleed Attack, as well as a special that reduces the opponents Physical Resist by 5 for a few seconds (seen as a brief sparkle graphic). Lesser Hiryus/Hiryus also possess this attack. The Tiger is not mountable, and does not have Pack Instincts. The Tiger is often angered by tame attempts, and takes 2 Control Slots when tamed.

I then did a combat comparison between the Tiger to the current, best 2 Slot pet, the Bake Kitsune. Both were fully trained, and had good overall stats for their species. I had each attack a tame, fully trained Greater Dragon with 117.0 Wrestling, until it was redlined. It took the Tiger 1 minute and 45 seconds to redline the Greater. It took the Bake Kitsune 2 minutes, 47 seconds to redline the Greater.
So it appears the Tiger has greater offensive power than the Bake Kitsune, and is tankier against pure Physical opponents (due to higher Health and Physical Resist), but is less tanky against opponents that use magic or do melee damage other than Physical.

April 27th, 2014 at 7:17 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Hi all,

I’ve put together a video of a random cu sidhe taming session. A highlight is that I walk through the sandy area and lower greenery of the Twisted Weald to show common spots you might get hung up on while lead-taming, and how to walk through without getting tripped up. I also get bit in the arse quite a few times by these pups. Always fun!

Taming Session: Cu Sidhes from Shelly Hokanson on Vimeo.

February 9th, 2014 at 4:01 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Hi everybody,
I’ve posted a new video on hunting rune beetles – a great way to train up a new pet while looking for a nice beetle to tame!


October 8th, 2012 at 2:28 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming,UOCraft News

Hi everybody,

By popular demand (most recently requested by Thimotty!), I’ve enabled bookmarking functionality on the Pet Power Calculator. Now, you can bookmark your pet’s results to retrieve later. My suggestion is to bookmark each of your pets, adding their names to the title of each bookmark.

If you notice anything acting strangely after this update, please let me know.

Thanks, and enjoy!

October 25th, 2008 at 5:17 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming,UOCraft News

How many stable slots are you eligible for? Find out with the UOCraft Pet Stable Slot Calculator!

October 17th, 2008 at 1:49 am
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming,UOCraft News

Hi all –

I’ve added a new taming calculator to UOCraft: a pet control chance calculator.

It includes the greater dragons and dread warhorses, as well as other common fighting pets.

If you find anything behaving strangely, please let me know! Enjoy!

April 25th, 2008 at 9:32 pm
Posted By: Kitiara
Posted in: Taming

Thanks to suggestions from Jimmy Pop over at the Stratics Tamer forum, I’ve tweaked the pet power calculation. I think you will find that the new values much more accurately represent the true weighting of resists vs hit points vs stats (and optionally, vs skills). As a reminder, resists make up 65% of a pet’s score, followed by hit points at 25%, and stats and skills at 5% each.

Greater Dragons have also been included in this update. If you come across anything funky or would like to share comments or feedback or updated GDragon numbers, let me know! Thanks!