Provocation is one of the several Bard skills available in Legends of Ultima. It is considered one of the most powerful skills in the game, as the master Bard can provoke creatures and monsters to fight one another.
Provocation requires Musicianship in order to successfully perform.
To use the Provocation skill, press K to open your skillbook and use the skill under Provocation. Alternately, right-click an instrument and select 'Provocation'. Then select the desired target you wish to provoke to fight another creature or monster. Upon a successful Provocation attempt, the creature first targeted will begin attacking your desired target. Beware, as an unsuccessful Provocation attempt will cause the creatures/monsters to seek a new target elsewhere....YOU!
Provocation skill gain is difficulty-based, in line with traditional UO and unlike Celador's old Provocation mechanics.
Tougher monsters/animals/NPCs must be provoked in order to gain provocation at higher skill levels.
This is a Provocation guide that is focused on creatures that are slow and do not cast spells and/or have abilities that can easily be avoided.
Due to how barding difficulty works, this guide can be followed for the other secondary bardic skills.
|Provocation Skill||Recommended Creatures||Locations|
|0-40||Bard Trainer (400gp)||Britain, Cove, Minoc, Yew|
|40-60||Ettins, Lizardfolk, Orcs||Ettins, Lizardfolk, Orcs are randomly found throughout the overworld of Britannia; however, Ettins are more concentrated on the second floor of Despise, Lizardfolk at the Bog of Desolation which is far north of the right side of Britain, and Orcs within their Orc Forts (other dangerous Orcs reside there)—one located south of Cove from a ledge found to the left of Cove's entrance and the other is located far south of Yew above Shame.|
|60-70||Earth Elementals, Wyverns, Drakes||Earth Elementals are found on the second floor of Despise alongside Ettins, and Drakes are plentiful in Wind Mountains among Harpies and on the second floor of Destard alongside Wyverns and other hostile reptilian creatures that may be more plentiful than them.|
|70-80||Dull Elementals, Wyverns, Drakes||Dull Elementals are found on the second floor of Shame, and Drakes and Wyverns are found in the same location mentioned for 60-70.|
|80-100||Ogre Lords, Drakes||Ogre Lords are found on the fourth floor of Despise and on the first floor of Ice, and Dragons are found on the second floor of Destard among Drakes and other reptilian creatures.|