Neo Steam Online Choosing Pets Guide
Neo Steam Online Choosing Pets Guide by Fiftynine
I’ve seen a few threads about taming but nothing really in-depth. I figured I’d make somewhat of a guide.
I don’t feel like going in-depth explaining the taming skill. At level 3 taming you can get level 25 companions, every additional level in the skill lets you tame companions 10 levels higher than the previous level. If you want the best companion for your level then keep the skill maxed it’s that simple. Otherwise you’ll just have to live with your gimpy companion from 10 levels ago.
To start off. There are three types of pets. The ATTACK pet. DEFENSE pet and RANGED pet. Each one serves a slightly different purpose and I personally believe they do so quite well.
Attack pets are all about damage. They have low defense and hp so if you set them to aggressive mode and forget about them they’re likely to get brutally murdered by anything within 15 levels of them. I reccomend these if you’re going to be doing the tanking or in a small group of people. I find these to be better in any party situation where you are not fighting a boss.
Attack pets will regularly use a charging attack that pierces their target’s defense. If they they are below 30% hp when they do this it will also stun the target.
These pets are excellent meat shields. They have rather high defense and a LOT of HP. They have the lowest attack. They can be left alone for a while on aggressive mode however I personally like leaving them on defense since they’ll do all the tanking for me. I do not reccomend these if you’re fighting monsters that you can kill quickly. These are best suited to monsters that are very close to your own level and can take quite a beating since they’ll contribute to the damage and take a few hits off you but if you’re fighting something too weak they’ll hold you back since you’ll be constantly healing them instead of taking the damage yourself and just regening it with your superior health regen. I reccomend these when you’re fighting large groups of monsters since the added tanking capacity will greatly extend your survivability.
When an defense pet attacks it has a very high chance of taunting its target, causing the target to immediately begin attacking it. This can be very useful at lower levels when a defense pet has higher defense than you do.
These pets are kind of in the middle ground in terms of stats. They win out by having the same range that you do. I don’t have a lot of experience using these since I found them rather hard to keep track of when I did. Since these are best left on agressive mode and that’ll leave them fairly far away from you, it makes them difficult to supervise. There are a lot of people who swear by these as enhancing their survivability. I don’t really get it myself. They can be useful. I didn’t think there were enough ranged monsters to really make use of their ranged attack if you’re not manually ordering them to attack. I suppose if you like manually commanding your pet to attack these would be the best option. These are also the best option for if you are fighting any kind of boss as you will not have to worry about healing them since they won’t be taking damage from direct attacks or AoE.
Ranged pets have a chance of slowing a target’s movement speed when they attack. This is useful if you’re kiting something since it won’t be able to catch you.
Level | STR | CON | DEX | INT | ATK | DEF | MATK | MDEF | ATK | DEF | MATK | MDEF | ATK | DEF | MATK | MDEF |
5 | 21 | 20 | 18 | 18 | 67 | 36 | 36 | 71 | ? | ? | 36 | 71 |—–|—–|——|——|
15 | 34 | 32 | 36 | 29 | 122 | 65 | 58 | 124 | 105 | 85 | 58 | 142 |—–|—–|——|——|
25 | 44 | 42 | 54 | 38 | 178 | 65 | 76 | 265 | 144 | 121 | 76 | 265 | 161 | 93 | 76 | 265 |
35 | 84 | 80 | 72 | 72 | 246 | 85 | 144 | 364 | 204 | 159 | 144 | 364 | 225 | 122 | 144 | 364 |
45 | 74 | 70 | 90 | 63 | 306 | 105 | 126 | 486 | 262 | 195 | 126 | 486 | 284 | 150 | 126 | 486 |
55 | 101 | 96 | 108 | 87 | 371 | 125 | 174 | 497 | 325 | 231 | 174 | 497 | 348 | 178 | 174 | 497 |
65 | 147 | 140 | 126 | 126 | 443 | 145 | 252 | 597 | 391 | 269 | 252 | 597 | 417 | 207 | 252 | 597 |
75 | 134 | 128 | 144 | 115 | 506 | 165 | 230 | 687 | 446 | 305 | 230 | 687 | 476 | 235 | 230 | 687 |
85 | 132 | 126 | 162 | 113 | 573 | 185 | 226 | 736 | 503 | 343 | 226 | 736 | 538 | 264 | 226 | 736 |
95 | 210 | 200 | 180 | 180 | 652 | 204 | 360 | 816 | 564 | 380 | 360 | 816 | 608 | 292 | 360 | 816 |
100 | 230 | 200 | 180 | 180 | 690 | 328 | 360 | 900 |—–|—–|——|——|—–|—–|——|——|
The raw stats are so high on the level 95 tames that there is a tremendous damage increase over the level 85 tames. Easily over 600 damage. While their HP and the rest of their stats improve at a similar rate to previously their STR, CON and INT make a very noticeable leap of 50+ points in each category. STR actually improves by almost 80.
This means that they’re critting nearly all the time. Monsters will actually miss them on occasion and they are hitting like trucks compared to their level 85 counterparts.
To further this new development there is evidence: The level 85 ranged pet hits for 415 damage with a critical hit on a level 80 monster, the level 95 ranged pet hits for 1040 with a critical against the exact same monster.
LOCATING YOUR PET
Okay I’ll be honest. I’m lazy. I stole these maps from the Japanese wiki just like I stole the charts with pet stats on them. If you’re having trouble locating a pet it’s because you aren’t wandering around hard enough. That’s right. RUN AROUND HARDER. The pet level indicators on the maps are coloured to correspond with whether they are an ATTACK, DEFENSE or RANGED.
Updated the guide to include Rope Island map. I made it with my fail skills in photoshop. I hate it but it’s the best you’ll be getting from me and it does its job. If you want to actually discern whether you’re going to tame a ranged or attack pet then simply snipe it once or twice with your bow. If you’re Elerd and you can’t tell the difference between the Hydras, I’m pretty sure the blue one is defense pet.
You can buy the level 65 ranged pet in Mediation Square or Negotiation Town. They also sell the level 75 Mechanized Pom which is more fun to look at than to actually use as it’s a defense pet. You can get the level 85 and 95 defensive tames in Conviction town.
Pets level 65+ are mostly found in Rope Isle with the exception of the Calm Arkt which can be found on 5F~7F of your nation’s factory (Kerman for Rogwell and Mercus for Elerd.) You’ll want to do the Rope Island access quest ASAP when you reach 51 because you’re probably going to want to upgrade from that Chiron you’ve been using and I doubt you’ll have access to the Calm Arkt.
BAWW MY PET DIED!
Tame a new one and suck less. Seriously. The only time your pet will be dying is if you’re in over your head or you’re relying on it too much.
YOU KEEP CALLING THEM PETS BUT THEY’RE ACTUALLY COMPANIONS.
I don’t care. Pet is far shorter and since 90% of the population uses a Gear/Undine it doesn’t make the actual pets worth talking about.
MY PET STOPPED EATING BECAUSE I MADE HIM
You don’t actually have to feed your pet the companion foods. However when you aren’t feeding him there’s a chance they’ll leave you when they reach 0% hunger. I’ve met other people who have never fed their companions and they’ve been fine however I tried it recently and mine stayed past 0% one time and another time it just up and vanished, although it may have died, a lot was happening. Regardless, pet food is cheap and you are a terrible master if you don’t feed it. SHAME ON YOU.