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#1 Jul 26 2005 at 8:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, we've all seen the numerous threads about people beating the old man, but... Each of the threads only has one, maybe a few, strategies. So onto my proposal.

Everyone who's beaten the old man, post your strategy here. Only strategies in here, no questions or suggestions, only what's actually worked. Make this thread be the Maat reference thread. ;)
#2 Jul 26 2005 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
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All the starting crap

Food Carbonara

1. Full mind gear, fully boosted Chi-blast
2. Raging fists
Maat uses Hundred Fists
3. Hermes Quencher -----> Flee
Maats Hundred Fists where off
4. Hundred Fists
5. Raging Fists
6. Maat Pwned

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#3 Jul 26 2005 at 8:42 AM Rating: Good
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Food/Drink/Medicins
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Food: Carbonera
2 Hi Potions to bring you to max
Drink: Persiskos Au Lait

Preparation
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Blink Band
Focus
Dodge
Hundred Fists

Engage
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Once down a bit Maat uses Hundred Fists
Raging Fists
Icarus Wing
Raging Fists
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#4 Jul 26 2005 at 9:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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Here's what I did. First Maat fight I got beat, made a few tweaks and came up with this strategy. Won with ~800hp.

Food & Medicines:
- Yellow Curry [Carbonara better choice now, was not available at time]
- 4 Sleeping Potions
- Vile Elixir +1 [Potions take time to use, Elixirs are instant]
- Periskos Au Lait
- Icarus Wing

Gear:
Feral Fangs [Go for big damage like Fangs, Spartans, CC]
Happy Egg
Tiger Mask [Optical Hat would rock if you have it already]
AF Body, Hands, Legs, Feet
Spectacles
Dodge Earring x 2 [Elusive better, were not available at the time]
Sun Ring x 2
Amemet Mantle +1
Brown Belt
*Blink Band
*Opo-opo Necklace

Prep:
- Create a new macro template just for the fight. Take out unnecessary party calls, set up all your JA and items to be used durig the fight. Do not put Boost before WS as it wastes precious seconds.

Battle Strategy:
- Get Naked! [Maat may or may not take your stats when you enter the BC, better safe than sorry].
- Enter BC.
- Equip Opo-opo Necklace; drink Sleep potions until at 100TP. Equip Spectacles.
- Equip Blink Band and all other equipment
- Eat food & Au Lait.
- Approach Maat, enter attack mode without engaging, and turn around.
- Begin Boosting for Chi Blast.
- After Boost #8 activate Blink Band. Equip Tiger Mask after activation.
- Activate Dodge, Focus, and Hundred Fists.
- Chi Blast Maat and turn around.
- Howling Fist >> Maat.
- Let TP build rebuild. Use Chakra then Elixir as needed to heal.
- At 100TP Raging Fists >> Maat.
- If Maat does not immideately concede use your Icarus Wing and Raging Fists him again.
- Shout over /LS that you just beat the heck out of Maat.

This is what I did after an initial loss vs. Maat. Immideately using an Icarus Wing & 2nd WS gets Maat to use Hundred Fists earlier in the fight from the large amount of damage in a short time....delay this as long as possible. Going overboard on a big Chi Blast (+MND gear, 11 Boost) adds to that ptoblem.

Start a little easier and let Hundred Fists do it's work softening him up & building up TP and he is all yours.
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#5 Jul 27 2005 at 7:49 AM Rating: Decent
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I did mine the same as MRKRAZE.

Sleep, get TP,blink band, eat carbone had 1800hp's with that food ^^ Drink HP regen drink while boosting. Run in CHI , focus Dodge, ws his ***.

Fight till he pops Hundred when he does pop a hermes quencher and run your happy *** away. Soon as flee is gone so should his hundred fist.

Go in and hundred fist him. ws when ya get tp (do not boost before ws takes to much time) also I used stun jamy's and the stun effect went off enough to make the difference.

He gave up right before I was tryin to Chakra 82/1800 for me.

Even with this route he is still no push over but I didn't have the cash for uber gear so I fought him almost bone stock gear other then a phalanx ring and to +3 agility earrings.
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#6 Jul 27 2005 at 9:31 AM Rating: Good
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Since there have already been some good battle plans posted I'll give some additions to keep in mind while doing this fight instead of a detailed rundown. First and most important, after deciding which strategy to use, stick with it! You won't likely be able to change plans mid-fight, the battle is just too fast paced. Macro EVERYTHING. Again, very fast paced battle and you won't have time to fiddle with menus/inventory/ect... macro every action you need and make sure you know EXACTLY where everything is. Before you enter the BC, take a minute to mentally review your strategy and then focus on executing it no matter what happens. Know exactly when and why you're going to WS, Chakra, Med, ect. Like I said, form a plan and stick to it.

My winning battle plan was essentially the same as NameAlreadyTaken's except I started with a fully boosted Chi-blast instead of a medium Chiblast followed by Howling Fist. Unless you plan to do the flee from Maat's 2-hour method, I feel it is of the utmost importance to avoid triggering his 2-hour early (i.e. before 1/2 his life is gone.) Then hammer him into submission once he 2-hours. You may not need all the items listed, but for any strategy I feel a Blink Band and Icarus Wing are essential, as they tip the balance heavily in your favor.

As for gear, it is my opinion that most monks at this stage should have a pretty good idea as to what works and what doesn't (and the ideal may change depending on your play style and strategy.) For what it's worth I have put the gear flips I used in my profile.

Finally, if at first you don't succeed... well most people know the rest. You could have the best strategy and execute it perfectly, but there's always the chance the game will roll the dice squarely in the old man's favor. Also, if you lose, take some time to mentally review and figure out what went wrong and adjust accordigly. And remember, the next time you fight him, you'll have a better idea of what to expect. I did quite a bit of research and watched a couple videos and it still did not compare to actually getting in there and fighting him. I learned more from my first 2 losses than I ever did from my research.

Good luck and remember, it will all be worth it when you finally put Maat in his place!

Edited, Wed Jul 27 10:34:54 2005 by Saelae
#7 Jul 27 2005 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok this was my 7th try mind you.

Food: Bison steak,Panama au lait
Full Mnd equip
Full AF, Feral fangs, sun rings, life belt, tiger mask

Went in naked, slept till 100tp
used blink band
boosted 4 times, ate au lait
boosted 4 more times, dodge, focus, hundred fist
boosted once more, chi blast

fought him till he 2hred at half life,
Raging Fist, Chakra, Icarus wing, Raging Fist

won with 610hp i had a vile elixer but i didn;t use it

Also got my AF2 gloves the same day^^
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#8 Jul 30 2005 at 11:54 PM Rating: Default
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Just beat Maat tonight on my first try. I basically followed the Synbios video exactly:

Full AF (except for Dune Boots)
Drone Earrings
1 Each STR and VIT ring
Brown Belt
Spartan Cesti
Amemet+1


Enter naked and right away eat carbonara, pear au lait, and hi potion. I did this at the start and with the hi-potion to make sure I was at Max HP before any punches were thrown.

Equip all my gear via macros (incl. blink band instead of AF to start). You can fit everything in to 2 macros, though i did not equip any neck piece at this point. I had a justice badge included in my HF+Chi-Blast Macro.

Then I hit first boost macro to boost 3 times. After that the timer on blink band was up so i used it.

Two more boost macros to get my total boosts up to 9.

Get close enough to maat for chi-blast range.
Dodge + focus (swap in AF head for this)

Then with maat targeted Hundred Fists + chi blast (in a single macro, and in that order).

Right around the time i got 100 TP he popped Hundred fists. I hit RF, ate an Icarus wing and did a second RF and he gave up. Had about 450 HP left, no elixer, no chakra, no sleeping for TP.

I guarded one hit, countered once, maat countered me twice (one absorbed by blink).

It all happened so fast I was thinking "WTF, that's it?"

Edited, Sun Jul 31 00:55:33 2005 by derigible
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#9 Jul 31 2005 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I just beat him a few hours ago. Before i talked to maat i ate my Carbonera and rested to full HP. Took off my gear and entered BC. Put all the gear back on which was AF pants and feet, then scorp harness, pallas braclets, and tiger mask. I boosted once then alternated boosting and sleep potions till i got 100 tp from the opo opo necklace. Boosted once more, ate my pamama O lait to regain the HP bonuses from AF and other gear, used dodge focus with the Right AF on and 2 hour'd. I then chi blasted for 310 which was more than i expected, and raging fists after for 495. Maat 2 houred me at around 80% of my TP, so I went and raging fists right at 100% tp for 525 dmg, then started to use icarus wing but ended up beating maat with 325 hp left over.

I did all my abilities manually, and looking back i should have used chakra earlier on in the fight when it wasnt so hectic. I didnt bother with blink band since i didnt want to spend the money, although it would have helped. I chose instead to use a memento muffler which has enchantment of +7 vitality, it has 20 charges and only cost me 1K from the AH.
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#10 Jul 31 2005 at 2:05 AM Rating: Good
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Here's 2 videos approaching Maat in 2 different ways.

*Edit* These strategies are similar to most MNK methods of victory, I hope the videos help to give you a visual of what actually "went" down.

1st Video

This one entails the slow and steady approach. Soft-Palm, Gentle Hand.


Food: Carbonara
Drink: Au Lait
Chi Blast: Bout 7-9 Boost
Gear: Standard AF / Spartans (High Delay Heavy Hitting H2H)
Item: 1 Icarus Wing
Extra: Blink Band
TP: Slept to 100%

Strat is basically, sleep to 100% TP than Boost. Do a light Chi Blast after buffing(blink band) and activating hundred fist. Then use Raging Fists when Maat uses his Hundred Fists. Right after your Raging Fists animation is finished eat the Icarus Wing, and Raging Fists again for the win. Inexpensive and a very good shot at victory. In fact this IS the method I've recommended to all mnks who are trying to beat Maat nowdays. So far it's been 12/13 in victories. It basically stresses what MNKs are good at. DoT. Props to Synbios for establishing this method good.

2nd Video

This one is trying to do as much damage in as short as time as possible. Expensive and high chance of loss in my experience.

Food: Was Bison Steak but I would recommend Carbonara
Drink: Au Lait
Chi Blast: 11-12 Boost (Including Chi Blast Gear)
Gear: Lots of Counter, KF series shoes, Pallas, CC's etc. Not much focus in the way of VIT/DEF
Item: Icarus Wing, Vile Elixer
Extra: Blink Band
TP: Slept to 100%

Basically same Strategy as above except no delay when using WSkills. Go right into Weapon Skilling x2 times and hope Hundred Fist will give you a 3rd for the win, or drink a Potion to keep your self alive when you try to survive Maat's Hundred Fists. Or possibly get a lucky series of counters. Many things can and could go wrong. You'll be pummeled badly. I recommend 1st video, as that is what I would have done had I had not already beaten Maat. :/


Both these videos are from PirateSyndicate LS, where we have lots O MNKs. ^^ link in my Sig.

Have a good one,

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Edited, Fri Feb 10 07:35:00 2006 by Menemeneo

Edited, Aug 9th 2009 5:51pm by Menemeneo
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#11 Jul 31 2005 at 3:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Beat him at 67 with the following strategy.

Eat Carbonara
Use Pamama Au Lait
Sleep to 100% TP
Boost up 10 times
Engage out of range
Focus/Dodge/Hundred Fists
MND Gear on
Chi Blast while running into range
Battle gear on
Raging Fists
Use Chakra/Vile Elixir as needed
When Maat used Hundred Fists, I popped Counterstance
100% TP - Raging Fists
Win!

Countered 14 times, didn't even get to use my Icarus Wing.

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#12 Jul 31 2005 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Food: Carbonar
-slept til 100%
-Boosted 6 times
-Popped Dodge, Focus, Hundred Fists
-engaged
-Chi Blast
-Raging fists
-beat down
-raging fists
-beat down more
He gives up

Had 123/1400 hit points left, never Chakra'd or used a wing
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#13 Jul 31 2005 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
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I subscribe to the Med-free DoT approach ^^

No sleep
Carbonera + au lait
dodge headband

Weak chi for ~200 if you are bored...

Engage and hundred fist

Without his 2 hr, maat seems to have a dreadfully high attack delay (Like a L1 monk using spartans... lol). Blink eats some, chakra recovers from some...

Take your time wearing him down naturally until hes at the halfway point when he will eventually 2hr.

When he uses 2hr, finally do your WS (you should have 150-250% tp naturally gained from a long fight)

My WS instantly won at this point, but I have heard other people needed a wing and second WS, or even just 2-3 more punches.

I finished with over 1000hp without needing the wing or an elixer and used only a single WS, but I would reccomend bringing these for insurance.


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This is my interpretation of the "gentle palm" approach, insofar as the goal is to control/ride the flow of the fight rather than attempting to go for a blitz victory.

Food: Carbonara / Persikos Au Lait (optional)
Meds: Icarus Wing / Hi-Potion x2 / Vile Elixir (optional)


The Hi-Pots are to top off your HP after eating the carbonara as it saves a fair amount of time compared to resting to full.

Time can be an issue if you use the Opo-opo necklace and sleep pots, so I honestly wouldn't recommend it. 2 WS should be enough to take Maat out from ~50% hp so just an icarus wing will do. The persikos is a bit of added insurance as is the Vile Elixir, if all goes well you shouldn't need to use the latter but having it in reserve is a wise move unless you really enjoy farming tests.

Enchanted Equipment: Blink Band / Mememto Muffler / Counter Earring

Blink Band is your best friend, consider a Memento muffler and a counter earring (dropped from the solo ENM) too. Again, do not forget all these items have substantial cast-times so factor it in to your pre-fight buff time. Fighting Maat is stressful enough without worrying about running out of time in the arena - that 10 minute limit can easily be eaten up if you have a complex set-up in mind and you make a mistake.

Equipment:

Rather than run down an exact list of items to wear I'll simply list a few of what I consider to be the major do's/dont's.

1. Avoid any gear that has -def stats. This includes otherwise valuable items like TM Hooks, Ochiudo's Kote and Sniper Rings.

2. Good evasion is important especially if you don't load up on counter gear. Dodge/Drone earrings are preferable to Spikes or other +atk/-eva earrings.

3. A good amount of +Vit gear is worthwhile in order to reduce damage. Note:it makes sense if you go this way to use Howling Fist over Raging Fists as it actually adds to your offence as well as defence.

Battle Tactics:

Again key points-

1. Make a plan, and stick to it.

2. Macro everything.

3. Once you enter the circle, don't rush or panic, stay calm and execute your plan.

Specifics-

The goal is to ensure Maat triggers his 2hr at 50% health, no sooner. So...

Enter naked. Dress/Eat/Heal with pots.

If you have enchanted items factor in the activation/casting delay in your plan. e.g equip enchanted gear first so by the time you are fully dressed and fed they are all available for activation.

Approach the battle arena casually, Maat will not attack until you directly attack him so just get in a comfortable chi-blast range before making your final preparations.

DO NOT EXCESSIVELY BOOST CHI-BLAST. This is critical, as a high powered chi is a sure way to **** Maat off, use no more than 3 or 4 boosts (with AF gloves).

Focus/Dodge/Hundred Fists then Chi-blast to start the fight. IF you macro these make sure there is sufficient delay between them for them all to activate. Don't worry about losing a few precious seconds visually confirming their activation as the battle will last less than 2 minutes.

Just punch away at Maat until he tells you he is warmed up. At most use Chakra during this part of the fight. This should happen when Maat is around 50% health.

The second you see the "warmed up" message WS, use the wing, then WS again.

If he isn't done after this, he should quit within a round or two of regular punches. Use whatever means you have at your disposal to survive this (elixir, chakra if still available, etc)and you should win comfortably.

No guarantees, but this worked for me very well.


Edited, Sun Jul 31 20:51:55 2005 by HumbleMNK
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#15 Aug 07 2005 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Just beat him. heres how i did it.

Galka 70 monk:
Equipment:
Feral Fangs
Tiger Mask/ Blink Band
Spike Necklace/ Justice Badge
Dodge Earrings x2
Sun Ring x2
AF Gloves, Boots, Leggings, and Body
Anemet Mantle
Brown Belt

Items:
Vile Elixer, Vile Elixer +1, Icarus Wing, Carbonara, Persikos au lait

Battle:
Entered BCNM unarmored, upon entering I ate the Carbonara and Persikos au lait then equiped normal armor and blink band. As I walked towards the arena I Boosted 5 times, then used Blink Band. Boosted 2 more times and walked to Maat and turned away from him. Activated Dodge, Focus, and Hundred Fists. Used Chi Blast macro (had equip change to the Justice Badge, boost, chi blast and back to spike necklace in it). Turn around and started beating the daylight out of Maat. Soon as I had 100% TP I used Raging Fists. Activated Icarus wing and did a second Raging fists. Battle over.

Never used Chakra, Vile elixer, or Vile Elixer +1

Maat got 2 hits on me before he atcivated his Hundred Fists, then started hitting me at 90-120 dmg a hit. i was doing on average 53-56 dmg a hit, with crits of 120 and guarded ones of 13.

At 70 he has about 2800-3000 HP
My time was 3 minutes and 44 seconds (Beat server record)

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#16 Aug 08 2005 at 10:59 PM Rating: Decent
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sleeping didn'g work for me. took too long to sleep and boost. by that time, time expired mid-fight and maat laughed at me....

this is what i did and what i recommend to anyone else who would put themselves through the **** that is "monk lb5"

get an icarus wing, blink band, stumbling sandals, and two beetle rings. enter the fight arena with only the sandals and rings on. then unequip them and equip your awesome monk gear. use your icarus wing. use your food.
walk up to maat, turn away from him, and engage. boost up to about 75% and equip/use your blink band...which takes a while. once it is done(don't forget to put your temple crown or optical hat back on), boost once more and use dodge/focus/hundred fists. hit chi blast, then turn around and use raging fists. pray a little while you wait on your tp to go back to 100 and use it again(spam the macro). after you use it, the fight is over.....no matter how you look at it. but if the blink band worked, and your chi blast was good(macro in mind gear)...you prolly won.


i ate sole sushi and used stun jhamdars. i recommend making macros for everything and putting them in chronological order. it is very important that you do everything as quickly as possible in succession because you don't have much time to live in this fight. he hits for 200+ every round and will hundred fist/WS you at his earliest convenience. if he activates hundred fists within a few seconds of you fighting...you know you're gonna win. cuz you musta took almost half his energy already.


4 minutes and 44 seconds. i am the record holder on shiva....tried and true.

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#17 Aug 13 2005 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Just a note for anyone else that might end up trying to do the same... I know now that none of the guides did actually say to use both, but I took bits from different guides and it didn't work out.

Both Hermes Quenchers and Icarus Wings (And Vile Elixir as far as I know, I may be wrong) give Medicated status. This means you can't use both of them in the same fight, and after using one you can't use any potions or medicine of any sort. I had a Hermes Quencher and an Icarus Wing... use the Hermes Quencher when he threw up Hundred Fists, and then couldn't use the Icarus Wing. Kinda messed up my strategy and threw me off a bit, and basically I died.

Got a new test now, off to try again...
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#18 Aug 13 2005 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, I beat him on the 3rd try... the only advice I can give is -Check your Macros!- Check them, double check them, triple check them. The seconds I lost from confusion over messed up macros, and having to go into the menu lost me the fight, it's a very fast fight. Other than that I just followed the general strategy.

Sleep to 100%. Use Blink Band, Carbonara, Persikos Au Laut, Hi Potions to full HP.
Engage, Dodge, Focus, Hundred Fists
Turn around, Chi Blast, Raging Fists
Raging Fists again when you have TP
Chakra as needed
If he's still alive, pop an Icarus Wing. I was really suprised to have beaten him soon after using my 2nd Raging Fists. My HP was down to 600ish and I was abou to pop it... when he gave up.

When I used this strategy and my macros were working, I beat the record by over 50 seconds. I guess thats not saying much with all the maintenance (resets the records) lately, but 50 seconds over the last person is a nice margin. I'm sure it could be beaten easily with different strategies though (No sleeping) Not too sure how you could run out of time, there's a 10 minute time limit and it's 30 seconds per sleep potion as far as I know. so 3-4 mins for prep, and the fight itself is over in a flash.

Edited, Sat Aug 13 20:32:47 2005 by SolarusX

Edited, Sat Aug 13 20:34:17 2005 by SolarusX
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#19 Aug 14 2005 at 2:22 AM Rating: Default
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Very help full strategies... Just wondering if anyone would be willing to share the macros they used for the battle? I am such a macro invalid and this info would be a great help ; ;
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One Question: If you unequip the Blink Band after you use the Blink enchantment, will you lose the blink effect?
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#21 Aug 14 2005 at 10:41 AM Rating: Good
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macros i used in no particular order

Boost macro
/ja Boost <me>
/wait 15
/ja Boost <me>
/wait 15
/ja Boost <me>
/echo Boost macro #1 complete

And i had two more just like that with whatever number in the echo line

equip macros:
#1
/equip head "Blink Band"
/equip main "Spartan Cesti"
/equip body "Trmple Cyclas"
/equip back "Amemet Mantle +1"
/equip waist "Brown Belt"
/equip hands "Temple Gloves"

#2
/equip ear1 "Drone Earring"
/equip ear2 "Drone Earring"
/equip ring1 "Puissance Ring"
/equip ring2 "Chrysoberyl Ring"
/equip legs "Temple Hose"
/equip feet "Dune Boots"

And, yes, i am aware that this leaves my neck slot empty (Keep reading)

job ability macros:
#1
/ja Dodge <me>
/wait 1
/ja Focus <me>

#2
/equip neck "Justice badge"
/ja "Hundred Fists" <me>
/wait 1
/ja "Chi Blast" <t>
/wait 3
/equip neck "Spike Necklace"

WS macro
/ws "Raging Fists" <t>
/ws "Raging Fists" <t>
/ws "Raging Fists" <t>

Wing macro
/item "Icarus Wing" <me>
/item "Icarus Wing" <me>
/item "Icarus Wing" <me>
/item "Icarus Wing" <me>
/item "Icarus Wing" <me>
/item "Icarus Wing" <me>

and i think my chakra macro was just /ja Chakra <me> on a couple lines, but i never had to use it.

also: I would use the blink band in between #1 and #2 boost macros through the item menu, then manually change it out to a tiger mask through the equipment menu after i used it and got shadows up.
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#22 Aug 14 2005 at 2:37 PM Rating: Default
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Thanx alot Derigible, rate up ^^
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#23 Aug 26 2005 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok, just beat him tonight, on my first try, at lv 70. I must say, I expected more. I am elvaan and had 1503HP in BC with equip on.

Equip
CCs
Tiger Mask [Blink Band](forgot to use Blink tho)
Spike Neck [Opo Opo Neck]
AF body
AF hands
AF legs
AF feet
amemit
Brown Belt
Sun Ringx2

Items Purchased:
Icarus Wing (Didn't end up needing this...)
Sleeping Potions
Vile Elixir
Vile Elixir+1
Meat Mithkabob

First of all, let me say I do not think CCs helped, and pursuing a route less detrimental to my evasion may have helped me. Maat hit me everytime, and I only countered him once, and guarded him once, he countered me once as well.

Throughout: use Vile Elixirs as needed
#1 Sleep to 100TP
#2 Eat kabob
#3 Boost 8x
#4 use Blink Band (I forgot this step ><)
#5 Focus+Dodge+Chi Blast
#6 turn around
#7 hit raging fists
#8 Hundred Fists
#9 @100TP, raging fists (maat died for me at this point)
#10 if needed, use TP wing and raging fists again

Now, my chi hit him for 399dmg, I hit him for about 80/fist, with raging fists doing around 450. Maat did not use any WS on me, and hit me for 90-120. I ended up with 495 HP and completed fight in 6m 29s.

Good luck fellow MNKs

Edited, Fri Aug 26 02:55:56 2005 by darkSpectre
#24 Aug 26 2005 at 3:35 AM Rating: Decent
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My maat fight was quite messy at level 70 but it worked quite well and i came out of it with pretty high HP, my original plan was:

enter - eat carbonara, use a few hi-potions to recover full HP

run up to maat - wearing full MND gear except my staff (so i could keep TP from my knuckles). replace head and neck MND gear with blink band + opo-opo necklace

Sleep TP - use blink band - Swap opo necklace for Promise badge and swap used blink band with AF head

Boost 11 times

dodge, focus + hundred fists - 12th boost and chi blast

change to full melee gear with macros - raging fists

icarus wing - raging fists - hope maat dies, if not let hundred fists finish him off

Vial elixir +1 if needed

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Unfortunatley it didn't go like this. I allready had most of these macros made from my first maat fight i lost at level 66 and i only needed to update them to the new equipment i was using at level 70. Because of the new equipment, my equip change macros now covered 2 macros instead of 1, pushing my raging fists macro over 1 more slot (which caused the problem).

I got DC just before i traded my testimony to maat and all the macro changes i made got reset back to the originals, i didn't notice. So anyway after these problems that i hadn't actually noticed at this point, i traded my testimony and entered. This is how it went:

I entered in my MND gear minus the staff, neck and head as mentioned above, ate my carbonara and used the high potions to recover my HP to full.

I slept to 100 TP, then used my blink band and swapped back to my temple crown and promise badge for chi blast.

I started to boost as planned, but somehow lost count of my boosts half way through. Instead of risking the timer on boost running out or starting again from 0 boosts and risking the fight timer running out, i decided to chi blast early, I estimate i'd boosted something like 7-9 times. I knew i hadn't boosted 12 times but wasn't sure so i used dodge, focus, hundred fists, engaged and blasted maat for just over 500 damage.

I instantly hit my equip change macros to get into my melee gear, but like i said they were erased on the DC and the macros were trying to change to my old equip setup. So i manually swapped back into my melee gear in the menu while my character went at it with hundred fists. I was using the windower and i remember maat activating hundred fists at 68% HP. At this point i was in a real panic with broken macros and really didn't know what to do.

I had my plan layed out in a notepad file open just below my FF window just incase i forgot my sequence while fighting which turned out to be a life saver because i glanced down at it and remembered "oh yeah, raging fists > icarus wing > raging fists". But my RF macro that had been pushed over 1 from my previous macro changes that got deleted had put the RF macro back in it's original position so i was whacking it for ages desperatley trying to WS with my log just being spammed with "unable to change equipment" or something.

Now i was in serious trouble with maat's hundred fists really taking it's toll on me. Eventually my fingers found their way to my raging fists macro but while i was performing the raging fists animation maat got a few critical hits and took me down to very low HP.

This is where the fight turned around, and i'm so glad i brought a vile elixir +1 with me. I used my elixir first, then my icarus wing instantly and delivered the second raging fists, ending the fight. Just before the elixir activated i got down to 98 HP and was a fraction of a second from death with maat's hundred fists.

I read the log after the fight and found out the following:

-Maat never missed me once
-I never missed Maat once
-Maat never countered me once
-I never countered Maat once

Given the ammount i messed up in this fight and how long it took me to use my items and perform my weapon skills on top of the weak chi blast opener, I would say that maat at level 70 is a real pushover - but bring a vile elixir +1 just incase u need it.

My melee equip setup was:
Weapon: Cross-Counters
Head: Tiger Mask
Neck: Spike Necklace
Body: Scorpion Harness
Hands: Temple Gloves or O. Kote (not sure which ones my messed up macros put on)
Rings 1 & 2: Phalanx Rings
Earrings: Coral Earring + Minuet Earring
Waist: Brown Belt
Legs: Temple Hose
Feet: Temple Gaiters

All done as an elvaan monk. I can't remember what MND chi blast gear i was using at the time, but minus the staff i had +22 MND.
#25 Aug 26 2005 at 4:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone try it at 66? I have a testimony, but I'm not sure I wanna blow it once I level up. I've been toying around with strats in my mind, but I'm just not sure how accurately/hard one can hit him at that level. I've done all of my LB's pretty much as soon as they've been available (Save LB3 due to laziness) and I'd like to continue the pattern... but if it's an unrealistic goal, I guess it'd be nice to know in advance.
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#26 Aug 26 2005 at 5:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Seeing as no one said this strategy, and/or some are repeating the same strat as others, I decided to post one that I heard works.

Prep work:
Alot of preperation is done outside of the fight. What you want to do is get to a certain lvl (68 is a good minimum) and cap your H2H skills and evasion skills. After this, delevel yourself to the previous level and within 200-400xp to get to your next lvl. Obtain a Page of the Dragon Chronicles(the new chocobo escort thing is an easy way to obtain this).

Items:
-Carbonara is good
-2 Hi-Potions
-Blink Headband
-Page of the Dragon Chronicles
-4 Sleep potions
-Vile Elixer(optional)
-Icarus Wing(optional)
-A Regen drink(optional)

Pre-fight:
Equip all your equipment after walking in naked, use Carbobara, then the 2 Hi-potions to fill HP and Regen Drink if it's still not full. Sleep yourself to 100% TP. Start doing a few boosts then followed by Dodge, and Focus. Don't use Chi Blast.

The Fight:
Engage Maat, but use Hundred Fists before you connect any fists followed by a Boost and the most powerful WS you can dish out. Let Hundred Fist do its work. When Maat uses his Hundred Fist, begin to activate your Dragon Chronicles. If you prepared right, you should level up, have full hp and capped H2H and evasion skills for your new level. Then just WS to finish him off(if he's not done Icarus Wing and another WS). If you're in danger of losing, use Vile Elixer or Chakra.




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