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Paleontology

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Paleontology
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Studying the past through old fossilized bones. Infamous for its primary research method: necromantic reanimation. The higher your Paleontology skill, the more bones you are likely to find when excavating a site. Higher skill also gives chances to find fossils in the loot of some monsters.
Skill Type:
Other Skill
Max Level:
50
Requirements:
Skill Trainers:

Paleontology is harder because it uses fossils, not regular marrow-filled bones. But more importantly, we don't control the creatures. We use a special technique that makes the creature follow its natural behaviors, so we can study those behaviors.

Grakelsput

Paleontology Overview

Paleontology is a near-useless skill studied by only true seekers of knowledge. Grakelsput's Goblin Clan is known for their study of this skill.

In-Game Description

Studying the past through old fossilized bones. Infamous for its primary research method: necromantic reanimation. The higher your Paleontology skill, the more bones you are likely to find when excavating a site. Higher skill also gives chances to find fossils in the loot of some monsters.

Training Paleontology

  • Grakelsput in Povus will teach Paleontology to Level 50 Necromancers at [Friends] favor.
  • At Paleontology Level 25, you automatically gain the Study Skeleton ability. This is a side-bar Special Ability which allows you to mesmerize single non-Elite skeleton targets, which immobilizes them for 30 seconds or until they are attacked. Costs 30 power, reuse time is 60 seconds, and range is 30 meters.

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There are no Bonus Synergy Levels for Paleontology.

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Paleontology Complete Recipe List

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Lvl Name First-Time XP XP Ingredients Results Description Source
1 Animate Monster (Povus) 2000 500 icon_6437.png Mysterious Monster Skull (Povus) x1
icon_6438.png Mysterious Monster Spine (Povus) x1
icon_6439.png Mysterious Monster Limb (Povus) x4
Animate Monster (Povus) Assemble bones into a creature and then bring it to life! Must be in Povus.
* In-game, this recipe is displayed under Lore.
Leveling

Paleontology Mechanics

Gathering Bones

Throughout Povus, there are exposed bone piles which, if you have a Paleontology Pick, you can dig through them to try to collect fossil bones of various kinds. If you lack the Paleontology skill, you can attempt a maximum of one or two excavations on each pile before it is exhausted and disappears. If you have Paleontology, you can sometimes excavate a given bone pile up to three times, and the chances of your picks breaking appears to be somewhat lower. Many fossil bones are ordinary, and a few are associated with quests, while the "Mysterious Monster" bones can be used with the Animate Monster Paleontology ability.

Summoning Skeletons

Through the Animate Monster ability, you can attempt to bring collections of Mysterious Monster bones to a kind of undead life. To do this, first, you have to be in Povus. Then, you need one Mysterious Monster Skull (Povus), one Mysterious Monster Spine (Povus), and four Mysterious Monster Limb (Povus) for each attempt.

The undead creature thus animated has a one in three chance of being either a Skeletal Gallimimus, a Skeleton Triceratops, or a Skeletal Sabretooth. Do note these are monsters and they will attack once they notice you are there.

Skeletal Sabretooth

The Skeletal Sabretooth (appearing in-game labeled as a "Skeletal Cat") resembles a variety of undead sabretooth tiger. It is one of the three possible random summons when using the Animate Monster ability in Povus. Unlike the Skeleton Triceratops and Skeletal Gallimimus, the Skeletal Sabretooth can be tamed by high level Animal Handlers (Level 72 minimum) in the same way as any other feline. The Paleontology Study Skeleton ability (L25) can make it easier to tame them by mesmerizing them temporarily.

Basic attacks include Big Cat Claw and Big Cat Pounce (both are slashing damage). Its Sic 'Em ability is Raking Claw, a slashing vulneratiblity debuff, and its Clever Trick is Big Cat Ultrakill (very heavy slashing damage).


Paleontology Level Up Rewards

Level Reward
1 Learn Recipe: Animate Monster (Povus)
10 15% Chance to recover fossils from fossil monsters
20 15% Chance to recover fossils from fossil monsters (total 2 chances)
24 +1 to Necromancy
25 Gain Ability: Study Skeleton
30 15% Chance to recover fossils from fossil monsters (total 3 chances)
40 15% Chance to recover fossils from fossil monsters (total 4 chances)
49 +1 to Necromancy
50 15% Chance to recover fossils from fossil monsters (total 5 chances)

Paleontology Experience Table

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Level Experience Total Experience
1 10 10
2 100 110
3 100 210
4 100 310
5 100 410
6 100 510
7 100 610
8 100 710
9 100 810
10 100 910
11 200 1110
12 200 1310
13 200 1510
14 200 1710
15 200 1910
16 200 2110
17 200 2310
18 200 2510
19 200 2710
20 200 2910
21 300 3210
22 300 3510
23 300 3810
24 300 4110
25 300 4410
26 300 4710
27 300 5010
28 300 5310
29 300 5610
30 300 5910
31 500 6410
32 500 6910
33 500 7410
34 500 7910
35 500 8410
36 500 8910
37 500 9410
38 500 9910
39 500 10410
40 500 10910
41 800 11710
42 800 12510
43 800 13310
44 800 14110
45 800 14910
46 800 15710
47 800 16510
48 800 17310
49 800 18110
50 800 18910

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