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#1 Dec 30 2009 at 8:26 PM Rating: Good
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Just curious, can these bait be used without mooching key item to catch the ebisu fish?

I am aware that mooching will greatly increase the time i have to pull in lik and gugru.

The reason why i ask is i'm possibly looking to stock up on the pugs in advance, and was told I could potentially pull in the Lik with albatross and penguin rings, without mooching, but wasn't told which bait could be used.

Thank you in advance :)
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#2 Dec 31 2009 at 10:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yes, but my understanding is that without the key item these baits will not allow you any extra time to catch whatever it is that's on your line (it works with things other than Gugrus and Liks), making their use mostly pointless.


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The reason why i ask is i'm possibly looking to stock up on the pugs in advance, and was told I could potentially pull in the Lik with albatross and penguin rings, without mooching, but wasn't told which bait could be used.


Minnows catch Liks, meatballs catch Gugrusaurus.

Don't bother with stocking EX baits for the Ebisu quest; it's horribly inefficient. If you do stock them, use them for catching a Matsya as a trophy or something (it's currently useless for anything other than npcing for 25k and they can only be caught with the EX baits, but it is pretty much THE legendary fish of the game currently). Note that Matsya are not worth going after en masse as a NPC-food moneymaker; you would make better money with far less frustration in the long run by simply npcing your Cave Cherax and Sea Zombies. Even with the EX bait, you can expect to only get maybe 1 Matsya per every 1-2 stacks. Matsya will break the line often (and your rod too if you're using Lu), and most of your bait will be eaten by the local monsters.

Liks should be easily caught if you use Minnow lures and Albatross+Penguin, and it will help if you've had experience with catching Ryugu Titan (Liks jerk the rod a little bit less than Ryugu but have more stamina). If you're really sharp you can get them with just Albatross.

Edited, Dec 31st 2009 11:17pm by Fynlar
#3 Jan 01 2010 at 8:21 AM Rating: Good
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Thank you for the reply. Rated up.

I'm currently 54 fishing, I've got all 5 fishing rings, I don't have an issue with Ryugu, been landing them for the last 10 levels or so with a penguin ring only. I'm looking ahead to see what will be the best route to tackle the Ebisu quest. Just gathering info at the moment, to figure out the best route to tackle the quest when i start.
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#4 Jan 01 2010 at 5:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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I don't have an issue with Ryugu, been landing them for the last 10 levels or so with a penguin ring only


You should have no trouble with Lik then, if you add in Albatross ring. If you get really good with those you can drop the Penguin ring and see if you can get them with just Albatross. (You'll really want to save Penguin ring charges for Gugrusaurus)
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