I know it's been mentioned before, but I read a lot of mixed testimonials that I have to ask again. I've been sitting at 4/50 shells and 50/50 itza scales for a while now. I need to kill a lot of Glavoids and can't seem to get it right.
Me and a LS friend often duo. I read that WHM MNK can duo Glavoid. We went MNK RDM BLM and he died twice. We also went MNK RDM and died and then a JP group stole. The fourth time we went RDM NIN BRD and he had to brew it @40% because it started to get messy (NIN died) and we lost so many KI already we needed a kill for our trouble. Either tank is gimp or we're doing something wrong. The problem is, even when he turns, he has so much haste/double attack already that he still heals it. I'm thinking of trying this out on THF since I'm confident with my THF's skills. But I still see the same problem, I never did it yet on THF but sometimes when I do try turning for other NM's, my triple attack/double attack/haste is so high that I still hit even though I turn as soon as I see the TP move readied. Sometimes I have to anticipate when it would ready TP move and turn just before it does.
I read that THF should be able to tank this in DD/Haste gear. I'm really hoping to get some input to work a working strategy with the options I have. Any help is appreciated.
Me: THF/NIN in Subtle Blow set, putting Evasion when Subtle Blow wasn't an option, and Haste/AGI to finish up. The reason I prioritize Subtle Blow over haste is to minimize healing Glavoid, I'm also committing the ultimate DD sin and probably won't use RR for the same reason (is this a mistake?). As for Atmas, I was thinking of using:
Atma of the Earth Wyrm (Earth Resist Superior, Damage Taken Minor) <- I think this is important esp if we don't have a stunner.
Atma of the Stronghold (Attack+ Major, Defense+ Major , Regen Major ) or Shrieking One atma
DD or HP atma (RR? GH? SS?)
Capped Evasion, capped Eva merits, capped Spell Interruption Rate merits, capped Haste build for Uts. af3+2 full although won't be equipping feet after getting first TH proc.
5/6 Abyssite of Merit, 3/3 Furtherance
I also have RDM
LS friend: SCH/WHM. Standard healer atmas.
He can also come BRD (with AF3+2 for carols) or MNK or NIN. Full abyssite of merit/furtherance
Third person isn't always an option, but could be BRD (no af3+2) or BLM.
Based on what I read (and death experiences), all members will always be in range of Gorge/Disgorge. and pretty much dd/tank it and turn when it readies TP move. Should be straight forward fight, except when its not >< I plan to switch to full Haste/DD set at last 20%~ for faster kill. It's getting there that hurts.
Those of you who have done this lowman (three people or less), how did you? What atmas/abyssites/gear did you have? What was your setup/strat?
Any help/suggestions is appreciated.