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The Campfire / Re: Pet tanking
« Last post by Latang on Today at 12:01:36 am »
Holy ...



Also, you can't put DoTs on a spam key or you will run yourself out of mana.

-Z-


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The Campfire / Re: Pet tanking
« Last post by Zorthaz on Yesterday at 04:47:45 pm »
My advice would be to stop using DoTs and go with the 5 nuke setup:

Kromtus Lance or Kromtus Roar (Timer 11)
Kreig's Bite (Timer 6)
Frozen Miasma (Timer 14)
Visoracius' Maelstrom (Timer 15)
99 Kromrif Lance (Timer 7)

Put those on one hot key and try to keep all the spells on cool down.

Also, you can't put DoTs on a spam key or you will run yourself out of mana.

-Z-
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The Campfire / Re: Pet tanking
« Last post by Latang on Yesterday at 03:43:23 am »
Yeah, it's attached to my spam key. problem is I can't spam fpos. I'm a bit lazy. What hotkey do you use to target yourself, hit fpos, then back to target? I have random ping issues (usually between 300-800 ping) since I live in the backwaters of Australia. If I get lucky I'm in low 300's, but that's rare.

As for using it during downtime, I don't get a lot of playtime so I don't like having downtime.
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The Campfire / Re: Pet tanking
« Last post by Zorthaz on August 15, 2017, 09:48:14 pm »
Are you using Consumption of Spirit (beastlord version of canni)?

-Z-
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The Campfire / Re: Pet tanking
« Last post by Latang on August 14, 2017, 01:10:42 am »
Bah, only glistenwing. Chain pulling and chain nuking with 3 nukes can drain the mana, no matter how disciplined I am with the fpos =P
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The Campfire / Re: Pet tanking
« Last post by Zorthaz on August 11, 2017, 12:57:19 pm »
Mana problems?
FPoS
Consumption of Spirit
PoS (another good click on named)
Tunic with Revitalizing Topor clickie
Miniature Horn of Unity on all three toons (another good click on named)
Bard mana song

...you must be trying to use all those DoTs.

-Z-
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The Campfire / Re: Pet tanking
« Last post by Latang on August 11, 2017, 12:25:27 am »
I use fortify companion on every named I pull. I find damage is a lot less spikey on warder when it's on. I'll be honest, but because the named is usually just a mob in the rotation, I don't always have a lot of mana, so I'm not sure abot companion's aegis. I haven't been using it, but.. if I'm honest, I forgot about it. I'll add it into my burn key and just mash it every time I think about it on named :). (I know it's haxxoring, but G keys on Logitech keyboards are awesome for Everquest :) )

1 more Vakazon earring in Kor Sha, 1 more Sepulcher face in Kor Sha, then to chardok for 2 more earrings and 3 more charms, then I'm fully EOK T2 / HH Seb, and I can sigh happily and go be OP in doing TBM progression or something. Actually, I could always actually do EoK progression I suppose... Been way too loot whorish.

Thanks for trying DA though, I was going to last night but was having so many damn problems just moving through a zone. I guess the DA is more for raiding beastlords than pet tankers.
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The Campfire / Re: Pet tanking
« Last post by Zorthaz on August 10, 2017, 10:27:12 pm »
Ok... I attacked a mob and had my pet on it with taunt and the pet was holding aggro.  I hit DA and I was immediately tanking and the pet stopped attacking.  The pet did continue to taunt, but didn't do any damage to the mob until DA dropped.  I don't think this is viable if you want the pet to tank.

I would use the Companion's Aegis which is an AA rune you can apply every 30 seconds.  Companion's Blessing AA which can be applied every 12 minutes.  Fortify Companion AA can be applied every 15 minutes.  Mend Companion AA can be applied every 9 minutes.  You can also stack Aegis of Japac (Reuse 40s) and Auspice of Shadows (Reuse 50s) on your pet.  Make sure you have the epic 1.5/2.0 click buff on your pet as it reduces the damage they take.

-Z-
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The Campfire / Re: Pet tanking
« Last post by Zorthaz on August 09, 2017, 03:59:56 pm »
I think this is something else that has been changed over time.  In the old days when you hit DA the pet could still do damage to the mob.  I think this has changed so that when you hit DA, pet can no longer dmg the mob.  I am not sure how taunt works under DA.  I would find an "easy" mob to test it out.  I will do some testing myself and report back.

-Z-
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The Campfire / Re: Pet tanking
« Last post by Latang on August 09, 2017, 12:05:01 am »
Just for posterity, and to update anyone else thinking of using their pet for tanking.

When I first started back, levelled to 105 and hit HH Sebilis, I had virtually no pet defensive aa's, and didn't understand what I was doing at all. I managed to figure a few things out and geared up in seb with 3 chars, a little bit at a time. By the end of HH, I had virtually 3 full sets of the glowing armour, and all the weapons that the bard, beastlord and berserker could use. My pet couldn't tank very much at all.

Now, my pet tanking aa's are maxed (except divine, cause I don't know much about that one), and with EM18 he is tough as hell. I am still gearing up a little with my 2 secondary chars (bard and zerker) and my pet, with summoned weapons and armour, can so far tank every named I've come up against in Chardok and Kor Sha Lab. I use the summoned thal plate/weapons that I buy from bazaar, because I find that if I don't have them I can get the occasional damage spike that kills him. I also need to use the agro weapons from the summoned bag of swords, because otherwise my rogue merc and berserker can out agro him on burns. Either way, pet tanking with 2 cleric mercs and 1 rogue merc works really well. I haven't tried it with 1 healer merc in a tough area yet. Might give it a go tonight, but for my current bunch of named ph's that I'm pulling (Sepulcher guy, Stone spiked guardian, Cutter, Screaming Tormentor), I don't need more dps, I need safety.

I do have a question though. What happens when I activate pet divine aura? Does he keep attacking / keep agro? Or do mobs see the invulnerability and switch targets? Not sure what the aa is used for really.
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