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#1 Nov 28 2012 at 4:43 PM Rating: Good
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I just got back into the game a few weeks ago and dusted off my old beastmaster. I'm loving most of the new changes, but I seem to constantly be pulling hate off of my pets while soloing. I have a dancer sub so it hasn't been serious yet, but I'm thinking I'm donig something wrong. I always have them attack the target first and wait a few seconds before engaging myself but I still get the mobs attention after a little while. I do have a good bit of strength gear on, but I was still having this problem with a very underleveled axe. Should I not even bother engaging till the mob is half dead or just invest in alot of evasion gear?
Edit: I should also mention I'm still only 43 and I try to use beast advantages when I can.

Edited, Nov 28th 2012 5:45pm by animeprimezam
#2 Nov 28 2012 at 5:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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More than beast correlation effects,pet level and prey level will matter a lot.

What level mobs are you fighting and what level pets are you using?

Those are good things to check, but otherwise you just need to find the balance of riding that line of hate.

I leveled mostly BST/DNC but back then /DNC did not have dual wield.
You might WS wait 3 or 4 attack rounds before you engage.
If you are fighting mobs q few levels lower than yourself you may find jug pets to work out well.

Pets do relatively greater damage for fighting lower level prey. Whereas if you are level 43 and you pets are level 40 or less, I would be very surprised if you could keep hate on pet.
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#3 Dec 01 2012 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't worry too much about it. It's only an issue until you get Snarl. It's one of those JA's that completey changes the way you play your job.
#4 Dec 03 2012 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
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snarl doesn't work with charmed pets.

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Transfers hate to your pet. Only works on pets invoked with the "Call Beast" ability.
Obtained: Beastmaster Level 45
Recast Time: 30 seconds
Duration: N/A
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#5 Dec 03 2012 at 7:06 PM Rating: Good
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What level are you?

In short: Don't start attacking right away. Wait til ~80% to be safe. Once you get hate: Turn Around ! Your pet should grab hate back in a few swings. You may not even want to use Sic because the pet may not do something that will overcome the hate generated by using the pet command itself.

This is part of the reason I've never liked dnc sub for soloing (I'm still 75, just returned the other day). Leveling bst WAY back in the day is how I learned that using items generates hate, resting generates hate, using Fight ja generates hate. Doing anything generates hate. And the lower your level, the harder it is for your pet to hold hate.

If you keep attacking, and worse, healing yourself, the mob will keep attacking you. If you haven't died yet, don't worry about it. If you can tank and live, then go ahead. If you're worried, run out of hate's range before you heal yourself (assuming it doesn't start following you).

But back to my original point:

Turn around. Stop attacking.
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#6 Dec 08 2012 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Olorinus wrote:
snarl doesn't work with charmed pets.

lolwiki wrote:
Transfers hate to your pet. Only works on pets invoked with the "Call Beast" ability.
Obtained: Beastmaster Level 45
Recast Time: 30 seconds
Duration: N/A



I never said that it did.
#7 Dec 12 2012 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I just got back into the game a few weeks ago and dusted off my old beastmaster. I'm loving most of the new changes, but I seem to constantly be pulling hate off of my pets while soloing. I have a dancer sub so it hasn't been serious yet, but I'm thinking I'm donig something wrong. I always have them attack the target first and wait a few seconds before engaging myself but I still get the mobs attention after a little while. I do have a good bit of strength gear on, but I was still having this problem with a very underleveled axe. Should I not even bother engaging till the mob is half dead or just invest in alot of evasion gear?
Edit: I should also mention I'm still only 43 and I try to use beast advantages when I can.


at 43, it happens. turn around and let it get hate back. if you have some eva gear lying around or have fairly decent gil supply, do an eva build. i used to think eva sucks but we were fighting T's and VT's maybe. nowdays, youre fighting EM's and DC's which are much easier to evade. best advice is to turn around and let it do most of the work. OR get a jug pet, and slay EP's. not glamorous but works.
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#8 Dec 12 2012 at 7:43 PM Rating: Good
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your pet will do more damage then you when you are fighting easy prey. This is especially noticeable when using sic/ready.
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