Each skill point invested in riding increases the speed of all your mountable pets by a certain percentage (movespeed = X%).
5 points in Pet Master are required to unlock this ability.
Usage[edit | edit source]
To ride the current active pet (i.e. placed in the Pet Slot), face the pet and press the Interact hotkey (default "R").
To dismount from a pet, perform any attack - this does mean combat cannot be sustained while riding a pet, thus ruling out drive-by shootings (unless you quickly remount the pet after each attack). Performing a dodge will also cause the character to dismount, as does falling from high enough to suffer fall damage, climbing any surface, or activating a Special Item (currently either a Boat or Hang Glider).
Riding a pet slowly depletes its thirst meter, indicated by the droplets under the pet hp and xp bars. Once a pet's thirst meter is empty, it can no longer be ridden. To refill the meter simply bring the pet into water for a few moments to let it drink and refill the meter. The water depth is irrelevant, swimming underwater in an ocean or standing on a puddle will both refill the meter.
A pet will still follow you and attack enemies when its thirst meter is empty - it is solely an indicator for how long you may continue riding the pet.
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