just did a guard skilling test on my pup/dnc
walk in attohwa chasm (A)
230 skill start
pulled 10-15 mandys 2-3 hours
390 skill cap lvl 99
this would of took like a year>.> or so to cap and iam mainly on pup alot.
Oh my! Anything special gear-wise or with Atmas?
no special gear or food that helps guarding, atma i only used was mainy the tank/regens ones ones.
Atma of the Ducal Guard,
Atma of the Mounted Champion,
Atma of the Sea Daughter Edited, Jul 23rd 2012 9:12pm by nyheen
I'm rocking my PDT set (-22% atm) with TANGERINESHORTS and Melee Gaiters for giggles (Guard Skill +22) and using MC/SD/Vicissitude. I'm 94, not 99, but 6 DC pachys can't break the regen on MC/V, let alone warrant the regain; more than that and I need to waltz periodically, though. Also, watch out for Iratham, he just came and shoved his claws up my ass, without any lube. because I wasn't paying attention
For the record, the trick I've found is: have 1 pachy off to the side, outside of your LoS/Counter area, so that you're not actually punching them, then just let them beat on you. With -22% PDT, EPs were doing about 20/hit, DCs up to about 30/hit, both down to 5~7 on guards.
I went with pup, but the evasion made it annoying, so I switched to mnk (was at guard 183). Then I tried to pull 9-10, but I froze, and apparently, went up 4 levels between when I froze and when my character fully d/c'd, because I was at 187 when I logged back on. Half an hour later, I'm at 204, and it feels so @#%^ing wrong.
edit: the only moderately annoying bit is that Pachypodiums don't link, so you have to individually switch target/ranged attack (gogotrollbane)/animated flourish them to get a good bunch. I'm gonna go try out Hannequets in Attohwa, since they link and are easier to get a hold of, and are a tad higher in base level, to see how that plays out. Edited, Jul 23rd 2012 8:43pm by Jinte