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Provocation on G-drags


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Hi guys,

I've been trying to tweek my archer/bard as I want to hunt Gdragons (currently), what provocation/music do I need to successfully provoke two Gdrags to attack one another?

I currently have 105 music and 110 provocation but it says 'You have no chance of provoking these creatures' - a little disappointing considering how long it took me to skill up provo...

So you know, I'm currently running the following template,


Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

DreadLord Lestat

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If you use the bard calculator you will be able to see your chances. http://uo.stratics.com/content/skills/bardingdifficulty.php

For some reason, I am not seeing the greater dragon on the list but I can tell you that with 120 music and 120 provoke and a slayer instrument, I fail a lot. I want to say it is only like a 30-40% success rate but I am sure that Logrus can verify the exact percentage. He is awesome with the barding formulas!

Picus at the office

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Anything less than 120/120 is going to give you issues. You might want to track down a dragon slayer to help but I would finish the provo first. It's not that hard if you use the masteries and provo plaque beasts against each other after you have worked them up a little. You can increase it's skil by making them eat the spawn. The tend to spawn in swamps on a coast so you can fish at the same time using "a boat"...


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Also consider switching to Provo mastery. That will grant you an additional +10% modifier to your provo chances


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It is true, but due to their 160 barding, it is very difficult. Expect to see grey occasionally while doing this. Ok, maybe MORE than occasionally...


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Good grief, I have 118.8 prov and 119.7 music, and am using prov mastery, and I seem to get less than 50% success provoking regular dragons onto GDs....


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Even lower success rates. With reptile slayer 120's all across its about 1 in 5 successful on paper. the reality is in the field it seems more like 1 in 7 or 8. Especially true with level 7 maps trying to provo frost dragon on frost dragon or ancient wyrm on ancient wyrm despite both being listed at 160 difficulty.