Before Taming they are actually rather strong and quite capable of killing weaker characters. If they have a ranged attack used on them they run at Paragon like speeds to catch up with their attacker. They have to have their health taken down until they are "Beaten into subjugation" before they can be tamed. Once this is accomplished, anybody can control the Fire Beetle and ride it. The Fire beetle requires 3 control spots.
The Fire Beetles only spawn at the very end of the Yomotsu Mines, and only one ever spawns at a time. Because the Yomotsu are fairly strong, and the Beetle itself requires an immense amount of skill to tame, they can be slightly difficult (even dangerous) to acquire.
The Samurai Empire expansion is required to use these creatures as pets.
List of Abilities available to a Fire Beetle who has undergone Animal Training.
- Nerve Strike
- Talon Strike
- Psychic Attack
- Armor Ignore
- Armor Pierce
- Concussion Blow
- Crushing Blow
- Force of Nature
- Frenzied Whirlwind
- Mortal Strike
- Paralyzing Blow
Area Effect Abilities
|Fire Beetle Statistics|
|Spawn Locations||Yomotsu Mines|
|Fame||Level 3||Slayer Vulnerability||Beetle, Flame Slayer|
|First Seen||UO:SE||Pack Instinct||None|
|Special||2 Iron Ingots, 15-25 Sulfurous Ash||Cut Up||16 Raw Ribs|
|Barding Difficulty||81.0-84.0||Taming Difficulty||93.9|
|Base Damage||7-20||Preferred Foods||Chicken|
|Resisting Spells||30.0-90.0||Evaluating Intelligence||None|
|Chivalry||Special Abilities||Increased speed when struck with ranged attacks. Can be used to smelt ore.|
|Resists and Damage|
|Resistances||40||70 - 75||10||30||30|