Would this be doable with a group of PLD, BLU, BLMx4 sleep nuking?
If not, or if this would be unsafe, any suggestions on modifications?
Just found this post and it might fit our setup...
So for the next run, we went on Fire's day with the following setup:
PLD (main tank)
PLD (back-up tank + healing + flash + mistmelt) << this was me
BLU (main healer + Dispel Stoneskin)
BLM 48 (so no Freeze for him)
Here are the roles, for every job:
For all BLM the strategy was to use the DD cycle described at some point on this page. Namely: AERO >> AEROGA >> FREEZE (with synchronize on time) >> ES + SLEEP >> rest >> repeat. Also keep Silence on the mob.
1st PLD straight tanked it. EXTREMELY important is to have and spam hi-potions. The dragon hits hard and fast and only curese, won't keep you alive, even coming from a PLD and a BLU at the same time.
2nd PLD healed, flashed, used mistmelt and, of course, was ready to take hate when needed. Flash makes a big difference, as if it saves 2-3 hits, it's like a Cure IV with 25 MP. Also, this PLD was ready on the mistmelts. The rule was that whatever PLD was not tanking, would use mistmelts, so they were split, 4 to one PLD and 4 to the other. It turned out that hate stood in a single place.
BLU was main healer + Dispel stoneskin, absolutely no fighting from this guy, just spam cures.
The fight was very easy. The dragon flew about 3 times. Use mistmelt immediately. Do not try to Sleep in air or anything.
We went for the dry run. After the 1st cycle of Aero >> Aeroga >> Frezee it was at 64%, even if only 2 BLMs actually had Freeze, since one was 48. Sleep didn't stick, so the other BLMS casted also and it finally went to sleep.
Rest, use potions, whatever. Tank continues voking the dragon while it sleeps, to keep hate. At this point we decided it's ok to transfor the run into a normal one, as things looked good.
Plan was to Invincible >> Manafont when the main tank was close to death. However, after the 2nd round of Aero >> Aeroga >> Freeze, the fight was over, with the dragon at 30%. No 2H used. I used no hi-potions at all. Some juices used. Overall, really easy.
1. Do not rely on cures only, they will not keep you alive. Bring hi-potions. Like 10-15 won't hurt.
2. Do not do something like Freeze >> Sleep >> Freeze. The tank will lose hate. Stick with something like described.
3. Bring mistmelts. About 8 would be good, so that you can do two runs (you won't use more than 4 on a run, IMHO).
4. Calculate carefully your DD power. Healing can be supplemented with hi-potions. You cannot really replace or suplement DD with items.
5. If possible, do not fight on Earth's day. The difference seemed to be quite big.
That's about it. Good luck to all! ^^
Can we do a WHM instead of a 2nd PLD who can flash and keep the PLD alive and be effective? We can do PLD, WHM, BLU, BLMx3 for this. Edited, Aug 12th 2008 12:08pm by dawgdchi