Grats Mel, thats pretty awesome. Mind telling us a bit more about the fight? Strat? Things to watch out for etc?
There really isn't too much to be said. I fought Ovni twice. The first time I used Razed + Stronghold + Impentrable for a 30 hp/tic regen. I whittled him down much slower and he got off 6 or 7 2hr's before I killed him. The second time I was much more aggressive and he only 2hrd twice and I killed in less than half the time.
Ovni's accuracy is pretty terrible so if you have a good evasion set you can tank him. I have over 2500 hp inside abyssea since I have all six abyssites of merit (if you don't have them, GET them... they HELP). I'm also very good about utsusemi recasting, and I've become a pro at recasting ichi through ni and using NI to cover AoE, and the rest is using my eva swap when needed. The only things I really watched out for was this
1:) Bring Antidotes --- Vitriolic Barrage is not only a 1,000 damage shadow stripping AoE, it also has a bad poison effect. You will want to remove poison fast.
2:) When Ovni uses Invincible I swap to evasion and ready feint + acid bolt for when it wears. Simple enough.
3:) Watch out for Fluorescence. That boost can destroy you.
4:) Ovni does not use charmga, but he still has Torrential Torrent and it's annoying when he takes your cloths and weapon off.
The rest was pretty easy. Bloody Bolts DO work on him for full drains (I usually got back ~ 80 hp per bloody bolt) and acid bolts work wonders. I usually countered Primal Drill and Concussive Oscillation with my shadows, but if I got hit with gravity I used Flee to remove it (I always use flee to counter gravity when I'm tanking). Aesthitic Fog is countered nicely by the stromghold, so I never took any additional damage when I got hit with drown, and the rest was just tanking him to the ground.
My first battle was prolonged because I was playing defensive. I think it took about 20-25 minutes. My second go around I swapped out the impentrable atma for VV and went on an all out attack. I had 15 hp/tic less regen but I spent much less time trying to protect myself and more time tearing through his HP. I used several temporary meds my second time around as well as my 2hr toward the very end, but I was zerging him at that point and I could have avoided using them by being more careful. I got a megalixir from both kills anyway and my azure was capped so I just restored my 2hr after. In this case my best defense was a strong offense, but tbh he isn't that hard with 3 atma's and good key items.
That right there is the real secret. I can use 3 good atma's plus I have the 6 abyssites of merit and 3 furtherance's. Ovni is a piece of cake with that stuff.
Edited, Dec 22nd 2010 9:23pm by Melphina