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#77 Jun 25 2004 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
Well how much higher is the taru int compared to others...i dont think its tooo much hight....and plus maybe it isnt all int maybe its just the main atribute that helps....and maybe taru can pick locks before other races...has this been tested? i dunno maybe someone should test it? so maybe along with key and stuff you should post your race...
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#78 Jun 28 2004 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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i'm pretty sure sneak doesn't effect lockpicking, as you can open a door with sneak on. you just can't open doors and locks or anything else with invis up.
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#79 Jun 28 2004 at 10:20 AM Rating: Default
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If you have sneak on and open the chest,would it cancel your sneak?

I know that if you have invis on you can't open it thou.
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#80 Jun 28 2004 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Castle Zvalz:
First try at lvl 51 with Thief Tools

Castle Oztroja :
3 Skeleton Keys all of them failed
2 Thief Tools i opened it with the second one

Thief Tools also got me a Mimic in castle oz.. the first time i got the coffer

Gusgen Mines LVL 25 Thief Tools at the first try the four parts fo the RSE (all in 1.5 hrs ^^)

Also i think that matters what equipment ur wearing in your hands... cause i got better success with just 1 lvl of diference using THF AF.. than with the old gloves i was wearing... maybe cause the AF are not globes *****... they are more like Kotes
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#81 Jun 28 2004 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
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castle ostroja lvl 68thf
3/4 thief tools-( was weakend for 20mins ;;)
1/3 skele keys
1/2 living keys
monastic caven 68
5/2 skel keys
1/1 thief tools
0/1 living key (weakend 2hous >.<;)
kuftal 63
0/2 skele keys (Mimic:" [<death>] [<You Can Have This>]"
boyada 65
1/1 skele key
Davoi 65
1/1 thief tools

Edited, Mon Jun 28 13:32:16 2004 by Warusha
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#82 Jun 29 2004 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
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a few things...

1. added race to posts.. haven't gone back through all the post and researched ppls profiles... yet.... please list race if you can to avoid me having to check your profile.

2. not sure if sneak wears off.. i think i've unlocked chests in gusgen with sneak on and it stayed.. but i'm not sure.. if anyone can verify this it would be kewl and i will add it to the tips.

3. thank you Celhya, you set 3 new records :D
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#83 Jun 30 2004 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
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You can pick a lock with sneak still active, unlike invisible. However sneak will go away after you do so, regardless of whether you are successful or not. This is based on my experience hunting RSE in gusgen where *everything* aggros sound...
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#84 Jun 30 2004 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Thank you FraggleTrey. I have added the information to the guide.
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#85 Jul 01 2004 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Level 51
Monastic Cavern
Thief's Tools
1st Try - Failed to open
2nd Try - Success, got my rusty guantlets

This was my first experience picking a chest or coffer. I hope it's always this easy...
#86 Jul 01 2004 at 8:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Interesting note: Chests/Coffers respawn immediately after a mimic is summoned.

Any experienced lock-picker is familiar with the travesty that is finding a mimic rather than the desired loot. On several occasions I have also been witness to others experiencing this, rounding a corner in Oztroja in time to see a mimic mauling some stunned, hapless thief.

On this most recent occurance, I had just run the full length of the "coffer zone" and ended up in the statue room just in time to see a thief who had attempted to pick the coffer that had spawned behind the statue summon a mimic, use perfect dodge then warp scroll out. I sat there for while, explicitly emoting at the spent mimic until it finally disappeared.

Now we all know that when a coffer is picked, it usually takes a minimum of 10-15 minutes to respawn, time to go afk for a drink, food, etc. Well as soon as the mimic vanished, I decided to start hunting right away for some reason, though I did not expect to find another coffer right away. I made the journey back through the coffer zone, and there was a new coffer at the 1st spawn point from the lever door! This had spawned in just a few minutes from the disappearance of the mimic. Maybe it was just a really short respawn, but I doubt it. Sadly, I also got a mimic when trying to pick it so I could not further my investigation that evening. :( It seems there was bad karma floating around Oztroja last night...
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#87 Jul 01 2004 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Ouch, that sucks :(
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#88 Jul 03 2004 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Living keys

First pick on a Quicksand coffer with they key yielded the Quicksand map. Don't know if it's like this?

I've had trouble in Monastic cavern-
3 picks with Living keys on a coffer and third was a mimic.
#89 Jul 04 2004 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I picked the Chest in Palborough Mines, level 23 Galka, using Thief's Tools. It was my first time opening a chest, and I had only one set of Tools, and I was successful. Got the Flame Boomerang! Obviously, I was EXTREMELY lucky.
#90 Jul 06 2004 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
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thanks this helps me a lot great post
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#91 Jul 06 2004 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
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First off great post, I hope to never make a 30,000 gil mistake.

It seems that most of the information here is about coffers and not treasure chests. Is there another post to deal with Chests or is this the "all in one" post. If so I hope to get my RSE's soon. My THF is listed below and as of writing this is level 22. I only need to pick 3 as I was lucky in that a party in Ordelles new I and a ls buddy were looking for keys so they invited me in to Lot an extra key they found(not sure why I mentioned this just like to share moments of in-game kindenss I guess).
I've seen on multiple posts that the best option is to buy Sneak Oils and (Insert Key here) and go to Gusgen because everything there agros to sound. Thief tools seem to be the cheap and seemingly effective route. Am I wrong? Should I just go back to Ordelles with my Monk/Thief and look for keys myself? I'm sure the other RSE hunters would apreciate info on this subject as well.
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#92 Jul 07 2004 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Everything that applies to coffers also applies to chests.

As for RSE picking at 22, I'm not sure. Most of these minimum levels are just what people have reported, they have nothing to do with what the lowest possible is. If you manage to pick it at 22 let us know your level, key, dungeon, and race so we can post it to help others!
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#93 Jul 08 2004 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey Whas up guys Yugitamer from the Seraph server and wanted to post my Coffer hunts well so far ive picked 2 coffers and one chest 46+ first one was at level 46 in Castle Zhal baileys saw a chest put down sneak and busted out my Theif tools to tries later bam Phalnax ring. Tried the coffer in the area but couldnt pick it. Next was in crawlers nest at level 48 Coffer picked it with living keys 3k for the whole party. Then last but not least Good ole Castle Oztjra their were no thfs hunting i was 48 thf/rng just camo and hide the whole time then found the coffer took 3 tries got weakned -_- then forgot hide time and got aggro and died 0.o.
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#94 Jul 09 2004 at 9:11 AM Rating: Decent
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thanks Yugitamer! I added your 2 successful picks! Sorry, to hear about Castle O. From our discussion last night I thought you succeeded, didn't know you failed.. I too have failed a couple of times there. I tried again at 48 and failed. I think I'll just wait till I'm 50, since people have succeeded at 50, as I am 49 right now.
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#95 Jul 09 2004 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Got another one for you... Castle Oztroja chest opened first try with Thief's Tools at level 40. (Got 5360 gil, and with the 5600 I got from the Davoi chest in the same run, I finally got enough gil to afford my next bow with Ranger too. ^^) So obviously chests and coffers in the same area have different requirements to open them. Not that anyone really cares about Oztroja chests, but it's still worth noting. ^^

Edit: I'm a Hume, btw.

Edited, Sun Jul 11 01:41:30 2004 by BanditQueenArianna
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#96 Jul 09 2004 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Right, finally finished the chest&coffer content translation. The original site is here, and all I've done is translate it from the original Japanese. There were a couple of things for which I didn't know the English name of the item, namely the beastmaster items from the chests in Delkfutt's and Oztroja. I'm guessing these are involved in the beastmaster AF quests, but I don't really know. So if you know what they're called, please let me know :)

EDIT: Oops, I missed Garlaige. I'll add that soon.

EDIT2: Added Garlaige Citadel.

EDIT3: Added some missing AF pieces.

Chests

Beadeaux

Adept's Rope (Lv. 42 Waist)
Garnet, Turquoise, Light Opal
Gil: 3520-6400

Crawlers' Nest

Gigant Axe (Lv. 49 Great Axe)
Crawler Blood (RDM AF2 quest)
Peridot, Turquoise, Sphene, Goshenite, Onyx, Garnet, Ametrine
Gil: 5500-8500

Dangruf Wadi

Tropical Shield (Lv. 17 Shield)
Lapis Lazuli, Tourmaline, Clear Topaz, Amber
Gil: 450-900

Davoi

Electrum Ring (Lv. 40 Ring)
Turquoise, Sphene, Ametrine, Garnet, Onyx, Goshenite, Peridot, Light Opal
Gil: 2940-6320

Upper/Middle Delkfutt's Tower

Emeth Pick (Lv. 39 Axe)
Key item: Lost Bell? (BST)
Amber, Amethyst, Onyx, Light Opal, Clear Topaz, Tourmaline
Gil: 2730-4900

Eldieme Necropolis

Falcastra (Lv 47 Scythe)
Sphene, Goshenite, Light Opal, Ametrine, Onyx
Gil: 4400-10000

Fei'Yin

Life Belt (Lv. 48 Waist)
Teleport-Vazhl (Lv. 42 WHM Scroll)
Ametrine, Turquoise, Garnet, Light Opal, Peridot, Sphene, Goshenite
Gil: 4850-7650

Garlaige Citadel

Fire Robe (Lv. 45 Body)
Turquoise, Sphene, Goshenite, Peridot, Onyx
Gil: 3480-10000

Ghelsba

Cougar Baghnakhs (Lv. 20 Hand to Hand)
Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Sardonyx, Tourmaline
Gil: 880-1480

Giddeus

Shield Earring (Lv. 20 Earring)
Clear Topaz, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Sardonyx, Amber, Tourmaline
Gil: 800-1520

Gusgen Mines

Key item: Magical Pattern (RSE)
Frost Shield (Lv. 28 Shield)
Replica Maul (Lv. 31 Club)
Tourmaline, Clear Topaz, Amber, Amethyst, Light Opal
Gil: 1980-3600

Inner Horutoto Ruins

Moth Axe (Lv. 10 Great Axe)
Tourmaline, Amber, Amethyst, Sardonyx
Gil: 540-840

Outer Horutoto Ruins

Moth Axe (Lv. 10 Great Axe)
Tourmaline, Amethyst, Clear Topaz
Gil: 450-900

Onzozo Labyrinth

Key item: Map of Onzozo Labyrinth
Sphene, Ametrine, Onyx, Garnet, Peridot, Goshenite, Turquoise
Gil: 3600-6400

Ordelle's Caves

Key item: Magical Pattern (RSE)
Force Belt (Lv. 27 Waist)
Tourmaline, Amethyst, Clear Topaz, Light Opal
During RSE quest: Gil: 3000-3600
Not doing RSE: Gil: 800

Castle Oztroja

Electrum Hairpin (Lv. 40 Headgear)
Beastmaster's Neckring? (BST)
Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Ametrine, Sphene, Goshenite, Peridot, Light Opal
Gil: 5280-6320

Palborough Mines

Flame Boomerang (Lv. 19 Throwing)
Lapis Lazuli, Sardonyx, Tourmaline
Gil: 880-1480

Ranperre's Tomb

Battle Gloves (Lv. 14 Hands)
Lapis Lazuli, Tourmaline, Amber, Amethyst, Sardonyx
Gil: 450-900

Sea Serpent Grotto

Key item: Map of Sea Serpent Grotto
Goshenite, Garnet, Peridot, Onyx, Turquoise
Gil: 3520-6400

Shakhrami Maze

Key item: Magical Pattern (RSE)
Heat Rod (Lv. 27 Club)
Sardonyx, Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Onyx, Tourmaline, Amber, Clear Topaz
Gil: 2430-3180

Yughott Grotto

Cougar Baghnakhs (Lv. 20 Hand to Hand)
Amethyst, Amber, Lapis Lazuli, Sardonyx, Tourmaline
Gil: 800-2100

Castle Zvahl Bailies

Phalanx Ring (Lv. 50 Ring)
Goshenite, Garnet
Gil: 5000-8600

Castle Zvahl Keep

Phalanx Ring (Lv. 50 Ring)
Turquoise
Gil: 8700-9800



Coffers

Beadeaux

Old Gauntlets (WHM)
Temple Cyclas (MNK)
Gallant Breeches (PLD)
Beast Jackcoat (BST)
Burst (Lv. 56 BLM Scroll)
Peridot, Chrysoberyl
Gil: 4700-14160

The Boyhada Tree

Key item: Map of the Boyahda Tree
Old Gauntlets (DRG)
Ninja Hatsuburi (NIN)
Jadeite, Zircon, Painite, Moonstone, Fluorite, Sunstone, Chrysoberyl, Aquamarine
Gil: 4020-14400

Crawlers' Nest

Old Gauntlets (MNK / BST)
Fighter's Mask (WAR)
Healer's Pantain (WHM)
Choral Roundlet (BRD)
Hunter's Braccae (RNG)
High Reraiser
Chrysoberyl, Aquamarine, Painite
Gil: 6040-11800

Eldieme Necropolis

Old Gauntlets (WAR / RDM / PLD / DRK)
Wizard's Tonban (BLM)
Vile Elixir +1
Flurorite, Chrysoberyl
Gil: 7740-10010

Garlaige Citadel

Old Gauntlets (BLM / RNG)
Temple Crown (MNK)
Healer's Cap (WHM)
Warlock's Tights (RDM)
Gallant Coronet (PLD)
Beast Helm (BST)
Light Gauntlets (Lv. 57 Hands)
Gil:

Ifrit's Cauldron

Key item: Map of Ifrit's Cauldron
Old Gauntlets (NIN)
Drachen Mail (DRG)
Jadeite

Kuftal Tunnel

Key item: Map of Kuftal Tunnel
Old Gauntlets (SAM)
Painite, Aquamarine, Zircon, Fluorite, Moonstone, Chrysoberyl, Sunstone, Jadeite
Gil: 7000-14400

Monastic Cavern

Old Gauntlets (THF)
Wizard's Coat (BLM)
Chaos Flanchard (DRK)
Hunter's Jerkin (RNG)
Physical Earring (Lv. 10 Earring)
Sunstone, Chrysoberyl, Moonstone, Painite, Fluorite
Gil: 7560-14400

Castle Oztroja

Warlock's Tabard (RDM)
Rogue's Culotte (THF)
Chaos Cuirass (DRK)
Choral Cannions (BRD)
Astral Ring (Lv. 10 Ring)
Sunstone, Moonstone, Painite, Fluorite, Aquamarine, Zircon, Jadeite
Gil: 9720

Quicksand Caves

Key item: Map of the Quicksand Caves
Myochin Haidata (SAM)
Drachen Greaves (DRG)
Raise II (Lv. 57 WHM Scroll)
Chrysoberyl, Sunstone, Fluorite, Painite
Gil: 6490-11880

Rancor's Den

Key item: Map of Rancor's Den

Sea Serpent Grotto

Old Gauntlets (SMN)
Ninja Kyahan (NIN)
Fluorite
Gil: 12100

Toraimarai Canal

Key item: Joker's Card
Evoker's Pigaches (SMN)
Chrysoberyl, Painite
Gil: 12840

Uggalepih Temple

Key item: Map of Uggalepih Temple
Myochin Domaru (SAM)
Evoker's Doublet (SMN)

Castle Zvahl Bailies

Old Gauntlets (BRD)
Fighter's Cuisses (WAR)
Rogue's Vest (THF)
Mage's Ballad II (Lv. 55 BRD Scroll)
Painite, Zircon, Fluorite
Gil: 7320-20140

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#97 Jul 10 2004 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
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the above post is very good.
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#98 Jul 12 2004 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Nice post! (rate up^^) Some of the gil price ranges are off (from wut i've seen) but gotta love the info ^^ I'll use this to go coffer hunting.
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#99 Jul 13 2004 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
LMAO thats funny as **** Booch
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#100 Jul 13 2004 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
Its this a good way to supplement income?????
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#101 Jul 13 2004 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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ideally, to maximize your skills over other jobs, you may want to find a place where you can farm, pick chest or coffers, steal valuable items, craft, and harvesting/mining/lumber/fishing all at the same time. although places with just a few of these are hard to come by much less all of them.

theoretically, if you want to make more gil per hour, you probablly want your income strategy to involve at least 2 of these at the same time.

example: astral rings + steal gold coins
example: rams + leather craft + steal sheep wool
example: mob farming + stealing items + crafting + harvesting
example: mining + coffers or chests
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