I'm a rather frequent stalker of these forums, and as such I know very well the compulsion to pick up my club and beat things into oblivion. However; unlike most here, I prefer to go solo clubbing without /ninja, thus I'm stuck with the protection of my trusty Genbu's shield. There in lies my quandary, as the recent level cap increase to 85 has left my shield skill woefully weak to the teaming scores of scraping claws and thrashing tentacles. Luckily for me, I recently found a solution.
My solution came when reflecting upon how I initially gained my shield skill, primarily using chigoes outside Nashmau. Of course the chigoes in Vana'dial are far too weak for my current skill, which is why I looked to Vana'dial's parallel, Abyssea. Sure enough I found the chigoes I sought in Abyssea - Attohwa, and with /rdm, I simply allowed some decent challenge chigoes and allowed it to give me massive skill-ups, even taking two at once.
Now, I don't want to leave my club out of this either, which is why I have information to where a Whm can go to skill-up club to cap, or any weapon or magic skill. If you check out the Darners on FFXI wiki, you'll see that they are lvl 84-85, and the 85s will cap your skill at any level due to being an EM to a lvl 85 player. The Darners don't link or aggro. It may also be necessary to cap the last bit of shield on these even matches if one is unable to find EM chigoes.
Teiei of Lakshmi (formally of Garuda)
Tarutaru Male from Windurst
Favorite Job: White Mage
Jobs currently at Level 99:
ALL the Jobs!!!