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#27 Aug 30 2005 at 7:27 PM 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.


I tried this at 66. Carbonara, persikos au lait, good gear. Slept to 100%, boosted 7x, activated Blink Band after Focus and Dodge, macro error'd and left AF gloves and Blink Band on (dangit). Shot him with Chi Blast for 320'ish. Got him down to 58%... he used Spinning Attack for 350'ish. I was down to half at that point, and he immediately used 100 Fists, so I did Raging, Vile Elixir +1, Icarus Wing, Raging. The second Raging failed to take him out... only did 250 whereas the first did 450.

Died with Maat at around 15% HP remaining.

Confident that I'll do fine at 70. It's probably possible at 66, but it'd take a lot of luck, and if I wasn't drunk at the time I probably wouldn't have tried.

#28 Aug 31 2005 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
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What do you guys think about using both a blink band and momento muffler to get both blink and VIT+7 enchantement at the start, and making sure you start the battle at 18:00 and equipping Vampire Boots (EVA +10 at nighttime) after you use dodge?

Also do you think it would be beneficial to enter the ring with coral earrings equipped as they will lower his EVA by 10 but also boost his attack by 10....I wasn't sure if dropping his eva by 10 is worth giving him +10 attack or not?

Oh also if at some point early in the battle I use a hyper potion to restore some HP...will I then be able to use another hyper potion after it or an icarus wing? Also, same question for vile elixir.

Edited, Wed Aug 31 14:16:32 2005 by Valkyrn
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#29 Aug 31 2005 at 2:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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Beat Maat last night on my 3rd attempt at lvl 67. I managed to beat the record time with 4 mins and 55 seconds :-). Anywho.... I entered Circle dressed.

Slept to 75% TP
used blink band
Boosted 3 times no mind gear
Used Persikimos Aulait
Ate meat cheif kabob
Boosted 2 more times
Used dodge focus then I chi-blasted

Once I chi'd I locked my targeting again and started backing up. Previously I lost sight of him at start. Once I was inganged I started 100 Fists. used dragon kick at 110%. took a few hits and used vile elixer. As 2hr ended and he started his I dragon kicked again and it was over. I had about 700~ HP left.

I also had a vile+1 and incarus with me, but I did not use either.

Gear:
Arhat series head and body piece, Brn Belt, Feral Fangs, Triumph X2, Amemient +1 and AF for other parts.

All in all I believe this attempt went much smoother then my previous tries. I didnt do any OMGZORZ type damage this time, but it was consistant.
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#30 Aug 31 2005 at 10:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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I would do this. ;p

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Has what I did. Though I would say boost 11 times not to 999 atk like I said there ( secert but I was kinda noobish at the time about chi blast =x ).
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#31 Oct 08 2005 at 1:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Well beat Maat today on my first try (yay!)

Equip :
Feral Fangs
Temple Set (head, body, gloves, legs and feet)
Spike Neclkace
Blink Band
Dodge Earringsx2
Chrysosomething Ringsx2 (Vit+3)
Amemet Mantle
Warrior's Belt +1

-=ChiBlast equip=-
Justaucorps +1
Holy Phial
Saintly Rings x2
Friar's Rope

How it went :
-Entered naked
-Equiped everything with Chi Blast equip (exept for blink band)
-Carbonara + Hi-Potion + Pear au lait
-Boost x 2
-Activate Blink Band (change to temple crown when done)
-Boost X 6
/salute
-Dodge/Focus/Hundred Fist
-Engage + Chi Blast
-Switch to attack gear
-Howling fist when at 100% TP
-Icarus Wing
-Howling fist
-(Chakra here but i forgot)
-Win

Maat never missed me. Dodge earrings were pointless. 5 hits total didn't land (3 shadows and 2 counters).
He was Hitting me for 90-120 per shot.

I tried to make him attack normal for as long as possible and when he poped 2hr i had to end him quick.

Good luck to all of you (oh and btw, dont ask a friend to cast buffs on you, they dont stick =p)
#32 Oct 09 2005 at 3:46 AM Rating: Decent
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First off I'd like to thank everyone here for throwing out some great ideas and I must say these threads were extremely helpful in giving me the edge to my own victory. I really appreciate it.

For my own two cents I feel the biggest and most crucial tip is not to panic. You do indeed have plenty of time to prepare, even with the sleep to 100% tp method, at a calm and steady pace. Also the above poster's tip on cronological macros is a god-send as well. No fumbling for keys, just a nice steady flow of macros.

Personaly I went in at level 69 with pretty standard gear. Full AF set, drone earings, str+ rings, spike necklace, life belt, and amemit mantle. For my weapon I chose Spartan Cesti for the "more bang for your buck" effect.

I ate Carbonara +1, used hi pots to fill up, then began sleeping myself. At full tp I ran in, engaged, buffed + hundred fists, then did an un-boosted chi blast immediately followed by a Howling fist.

After HF I rode the wave of the fight and used what I think clinched my victory. As Maat wore away at me while I steadily gained TP I used a Vile Elixir when my HPs hit 3/4 then a Vile Elixir +1 when my HPs again dropped to half. When at 100% tp I Raging fists, Icarus wing and Raging fists again and Maat gave up. I was saving Chakra for post last Raging just in case there was trouble but it was over with the WS. Ending Hps 348/1645.

Now the kicker is I forgot to use my Blink band and Persikos as well as re-equip my spike necklace in place of opo. Even including these mistakes I still beat the server record with 4 minutes 49 seconds.

#33 Oct 12 2005 at 2:03 PM Rating: Good
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My strategy wasn’t that much different from any of the gentle palm / sleepless strats above so I won’t list it.. However a few notes from what I noticed after looking over the battle log and parser stats.

Maat hit me for 100ish damage with 200ish crit hits…
I hit Maat for 50-80ish damage with 120ish crit hits…
He took 1352 pts of damage before 2-houring and 2730 before giving up…
Neither Maat nor I ever missed…

Analysis:

Maat took more damage from my hits then a normal IT xp mob and hit me for less… it seems that he has Semi-low Def, Semi-low Atk. If I had to judge I’d say he’s level 70

The old man never missed a punch despite my Capped Eva Skill + 18 Evasion + Dodge, I suggest forgetting gear designed to generate a miss and load yourself up on Vit/Def and Str/Atk. You’re both going to land almost all of your punches so plan around being able to take and dish out as much damage as possible.

Talking of equipment, the stars of the fight were my Carbonara, Memento Muffler, and Blink Band. I credit them with my victory, I had vile elixirs and an Icarus wing ready to go but they proved unnecessary. Everything else was my normal lv 70 Xping gear.

All and all at 70 he’s not that hard, He’ll certainly hand you your head if you go in without a plan and ill prepared. But if you take the time to think about your strategy you should have a very good chance of success.


#34 Oct 13 2005 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
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For the most part I pretty much followed the majority on this one, except in one category, weapon. I used Shiva's Claws and fought Maat on Iceday. The additional effect of paralyze kicked in quite a few times and stopped Maat from attacking altogether.
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#35 Nov 09 2005 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I did the slowplay strategy, 3xboost chi blast, engage with hundred fists, WS when maat 2-hours, icarus wing, WS again. i won with 50 hp left, though I didn't use my chakra.

I was kind of lagging a little when i went into the fight, and in retrospect i should have waited, but i was having issues with patience.

I used a blink band and the counter+ earring from the ENM, combined with my AF pants, i countered exactly one time. Of course, if i hadn't countered, i would have died.

Also used Cabonara and pear au lait.
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#36 Nov 10 2005 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Won on my third try @lv 69. First two tries were lvl 66 & 67 (Note: I never used medicines or potions of any kind, I didnt want to spend alot of gil on fight, and thought it would feel like more of an accomplishment if I didn't)

1. Get nakid, Enter BC
2. Eat (I used Carbonara).
3. Drink Pear Au Lait.
4. Put on EQ (I started w/ AF gloves, I didnt use macros, but macro eq if you prefer.) Equipment was mostly AF, Avenger's earring, Minuet Earring, Phalanx ring, Kampher Ring, Pride staff/Cross Counters)
5. Boosted 11 times (used Boost >> add a couple pieces of EQ >> repeat)
6. Run up to Maat, Chi-Blast (Had Cross-Counters macroed in to swap from Pride staff after Chi-Blast{but macro failed n ended up equipping manually ><}).
7. Focus, Dodge, Hundred Fist COUNTERSTANCE.
8. Pummel Maat into oblivion.

Notes: After I Opened up the Fight with a 440 dmg Chi-Blast Maat immediatly used Hundred Fists, so we were using our 2 hours almost simutaniously. He submitted after my first and only Raging Fist (550 dmg.). Maat Never Weapon Skilled me due to the fact i used Counterstance vs his Hundred Fist, and countered 80% of his hits, in fact most of the hits i took were from counters from Maat. Since Counters produce no TP (I assume this is true for Maat as well) The old guy never gained enough TP to use a WS.
My time was 3:30, And i was left w/ 145 hp (I was about to use Chakra when he submitted). 7-9 secs to eat, drink, take a couple deep breaths, 2:55 to Boost, equip and Chi-Blast, and maybe 26-28 seconds to beat him.
I really believe the deciding factor of me winning w/o medicines etc. was Counterstance w/ decent Counter gear.

The Record on my Server was 0:45 0.0

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#37 Nov 18 2005 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
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equips and accessories used:

Tiphia sting
AF Body
Crow Beret
AF feet
AF Hands
Opo-opo Necklace
Amemit Mantle +1
Brown Belt
Kampfer earring
Kampfer ring
Venerer's ring
Spike Necklace
Minuet Earring
Aikido *******
Sleeping potions x4

I walked in naked. I used macros and followed the macros pretty much posted by Derigible from hades server, with some tweaks. I macro'ed in first half of equips, then used carbonara. Used 2 hi potion +1's to give me some hp back. I equipped opo opo necklace and used 4 sleeping potions. Once at 100% TP, I used blink band macroed in second set of equips. I boosted 3 times and got closer to Maat. Activated dodge, focus, and counterstance.

Then macro'ed promise badge, used hundred fists, used chi blasts re-equipped spike necklace then started attacking. Used raging fists, and after taking some hits, he popped hundred fists around 50% health and I used raging fists again. A few more hits and he quit.

I swung 32 times
I countered 4 times
Additional effect: paralysis x1

he has a high delay but hits hard and I had ended the fight with 429 hp. I had health items and hermes quencher but didn't get to use them
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#38 Nov 19 2005 at 10:59 AM Rating: Good
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My date with Maat recently came and went. I scoured every forum for days for strats. In the end it took me a couple tries, slightly different strategy variations each time. This is going to be a long post, but I want to give back the monks here who post here who have helped me out muchly throughout my levels! So hopefully my post will help others.

Gear for my first 3 tries:
opo necklace, spike necklace
tiger mask
temple cyclas
temple hose
temple gaiters
coral earrings
sun rings
brown belt
amemet mantle
feral fangs

Drink: persikos au lait
Food: I remembered all the guides saying meat mith or chief, so I um, used a rice dumpling. Shh >< I had some lying around ok.

Macros: everything. I set them all up in order I would use them in so I would just have to go right down the line and not have to worry about blanking on what was what.

First try- total disaster kept spamming my 2hr macro thinking it was chakra and by the time I tried to use a potion (which are useless btw) I was KOed.

Second try- followed the mnk-maat-fight-this-way-and-you-will-win-like-fer-sure guide to the letter. I'll go into more detail with my screenshotted one but basically sleep to 100, boost 10x for chi blast, dodge, focus, hundred fists, engage at distance, chi blast, raging fist, get tp from hundred fists, raging fists, and then I died. Supposedly he was supposed to give up after my second raging fists. Nope! But luckily I still had my Icarus Wing (which I would have used next and then another raging fists). If I had any luck I would have won this time ><

Third try- same strat except I only boost up 7 or so times for a weaker chi-blast, thinking this will delay maat's 2hr use (he used it pretty early on) and macroed in chakras and hi-pots in the middle of my hundred fists. So I begin, raging fists, he 2hrs, I start to get owned and start trying to use potions and then I die. Potions were a biiiiiiiig mistake.

Gear for fourth- start getting serious now…

opo necklace, blink band, spike necklace (kept on the blink band until after I chi-blasted- macro gear change)
temple crown, Arhat's Jinpachi (kept on crown until after chi-blast)
temple cyclas, Arhat's Gi (cyclas macroed in for chakra, then switch back out)
temple hose
temple gaiters
coral earrings
sun rings
brown belt
amemet mantle
feral fangs

Drink: persikos au lait
Food: Carbonara

Fourth try- I have screens of this one. In an effort to keep him from 2 houring so quickly, I did a weaker chi-blast and didn't hundred fist until he did. I actually got off three raging fists, had him down to maybe 10% and I still lost! It was very frustrating. Really should have won this one I think. I dunno ; ;

Screenies (I didn’t screenshot all of the boosting)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/margrethe/ffxi/m1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/margrethe/ffxi/m2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/margrethe/ffxi/m3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/margrethe/ffxi/m4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/margrethe/ffxi/m5.jpg
Also my blink band going off randomly in the middle there with two shadows? What’s up with that? I originally thought I only had one shadow and was mad about it.

FIFTH TRY
By this time I was getting pretty bummed out about the whole thing, especially in light of my definitely-should-have-won-non-wins. A friend took pity on me and gave a bunch of gear to try out, although I only ended up using the body piece and one earring. In this fight I take all the advice and strats I've tried so far and mush them up into one big mushy banana puree type thing which I throw on the floor in front of Maat and hope he breaks a hip and his med-alert has run out of batteries *cough* Anyway...

Gear for fifth:
opo necklace, blink band, spike necklace (kept on the blink band until after I chi-blasted- macro gear change)
temple crown, tiger mask (kept on crown until after chi-blast)
temple cyclas, lucky scorpion harness (cyclas macroed in for chakra, then switch back out)
temple hose
temple gaiters
kampfer earring, evasion earring
sun rings
brown belt
amemet mantle
feral fangs

Drink: persikos au lait
Food: Carbonara

Macro set: (5th fight only, it changed every fight)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/margrethe/ffxi/macrosetmaat.jpg


Use food, use potions to get HP up, equip opo-opo necklace, use sleeping potion x4, sleep to 100, equip blink band, boost 10x, use drink, use blink band, dodge, focus, hundred fists, engage at a distance, chi blast, raging fists, vile elixir, icarus wing, raging fists, chakra... win. Looking over it all Maat missed me a lot this time. The SH eva and the eva earring obviously did the trick. Also the the kampfer is counter skill++ something. Coral earrings were –eva. I would have used the vile elixir after icarus wing, but I heard a rumor that since icarus gives medicated status you can’t use the elixir afterwards. I didn’t want to test this to find out, so I used it even though my HP weren’t down that much, and just hoped chakra would be enough later on.


Screenies (also note the original time record on this one O_o)!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/margrethe/ffxi/maat01.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/margrethe/ffxi/maat02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/margrethe/ffxi/maat03.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/margrethe/ffxi/maat04.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/margrethe/ffxi/maat05.jpg



Anyway FINALLY! Woot! I’d like to especially thank Jonai for pretty much everything, Briste for his lucky gear, advice and testimony farming skillz, Izdubar for letting me keep that vile elixir from that one time we got Lumberjack (yep I used the same one) and a bunch of testimony farming, Skyylya for being an all around general monk mentor, fight advice and also Yagudo smackdown-age and Gattamus who helped farm the testimony that let me win ^^b

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#39 Nov 21 2005 at 4:02 AM Rating: Decent
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My strategy was a defense one, you can read my thread how I beat Maat right here


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#40 Nov 21 2005 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Soft-Palm Approach

Tried at 66, lost..too many misses. It was obvious that it would work at 69 though.

Food: Carbonara
Use Blink Band, Au Lait

Gear
Feral Fangs
Temple Gear
Spike Neck
Dodge Ear*2
Victory/Sun Ring
Brown Belt
Amemit +1

Boost a couple times
Engage Turned around
Focus,Dodge,Chi macro
HF while turning around
Chakra at some point (I think)

-Maat Uses Hundred Fists

Dragon Kick
Icarus Wing
Dragon Kick

You have set the clear time record for "Shattering Stars(MNK)"!

(I know, it's just since the last server reset, but it still feels nice.)
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#41 Nov 21 2005 at 10:19 PM Rating: Good
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Time to write up my experience with Maat. Beat him last Wednesday night. ^^

The strategy I intended to use was to counter-tank him. To that end I loaded up on every piece of counter gear I could except the muscle belt (preferred the Brown Belt). I also decided to use a Str ring instead of the Kampfer ring for overall balance.

Equipment:
Cross-Counters
Happy Egg
Tiger Mask / Blink Band
Memento Muffler
Kampfer Earring
Counter Earring (from ENM)
Temple Cyclas
Creek F Mitts / Temple Gloves
Venerer Ring
Puissance Ring
Amemet Mantle
Brown Belt
Temple Hose
Creek F Clomps

Food: Carbonara

Other:
2 Hi-potions
Pear Au Lait
Vile Elixir

With this gear and food I had Str +23 and Vit +24.

Went in, used the food, 1 hi-pot and the au lait, boosted 4 or 5 times (wanted the chi blast to be fairly weak), then started activating items. I did not use the Opo-opo necklace for initial TP. Made the first mistake here when trying to be clever about activating stuff. Did Dodge, Blink Band, Focus, Memento Muffler, Counter Earring. Because of how long the items took to use, Dodge ended up wearing off in the middle of the fight. Advice: activate all items before activating abilities. Items tend to have longer active durations anyway.

I had analyzed Maat's fighting and had gone in with the expectation that Maat would use his weaponskill at 100% TP. I expected that, due to Subtle Blow, he would get 100% at the same time I did, so planned on hitting counterstance immediately after the weaponskill to minimize overall damage. Problem was, he didn't use his weaponskill. In fact, he never used a weaponskill at all. This screwed up my timing slightly, but overall wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Activated 100 Fists and used Chi Clast, which only did 104, a fair bit weaker than I'd intended. Of course I didn't have any +Mnd gear on. Blink stopped 3 attacks and Maat missed once, so only 2 attacks got through before I reached 100 TP. At that point I continued my macro set and hit Counterstance before I realized Maat hadn't used his weaponskill yet. Then I used Chakra early and only healed 216 instead of 249. Minor losses.

The counterstance tactic, however, paid off. I'd done 1237 damage, then used Howling Fist for 183 (yeah, pretty pathetic; I think only one of the hits connected) and Maat started 100 Fists. I countered 8 out of 12 attacks, and got hit for about 200 per attack that connected (I was expecting to be hit for 150 or so). Overall, took 800 damage instead of 1200, so was a good tradeoff, though risky because he hadn't weaponskilled yet.

Anyway, after the Howling Fist, I used Icarus Wing and Dragon Kick (I'd wanted to see how those two fared in the fight, just because; DK did 373), and just continued to punch away, waiting for when I'd need the Vile Elixir. I ended up not using it, and finished the fight with 341 HP left.

Summary stats: I hit him 28 times for 1630 damage total, plus Chi Blast [104], Howling Fist [183] and Dragon Kick [373], and countered 8 times for 467 damage, for total damage done of 2757. Estimate he had a total of just about 200TP at the end. The "I give up" message came just before a final pair of both normal attacks and counters, so no idea which happened last.

#42 Nov 21 2005 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
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First try, success.

Relevant Equipment:
Cross-Counters
Kampfer Earring
Kampfer Ring
Avenger's Earring
Aikido *******

Items:
Meat Mithkabob
Persiko Au Lait

Tactic:
Enter, eat & drink, walk up to Maat, turn on all abilities, boost, chi blast, hundred fists, spam Raging Fists.

Personal Note:
I attempted this on lightningsday to increase the effect of Counterstance.
#43 Nov 21 2005 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
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How's Maat's Evasion?

Is AF body, Cross Counters, and Focus enough to hit him almost all the time?

Edited, Tue Nov 22 00:09:17 2005 by TianSan
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On Maat's evasion: I had +11 acc (CCs, AF body, Venerer) and focus and only missed once. Out of 30 attacks, 28 hit, 1 missed, 1 was countered.
#45 Nov 28 2005 at 12:26 PM Rating: Good
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Okay, it's my turn.

I beat the old man last night and it wasn't much of a battle at 70 I discovered. I think being lvl 70 helped and I believe I was also lucky.

Gear:

Spartan Cesti
Full AF
Tiger Mask (which I forgot to equip)
Blink Band
Opo opo Necklace to charge TP with sleep potions.
Spike Necklace
Brown Belt
2 Sun Rings

Food:

Carbonara +1 (I forgot the regen food)

Meds:

Hi-potions (2)
Vile Elixir
Vile Elixir +1
Sleep potions (4)


Promise Badge for Chi then Spike Necklace macroed in once done. My Chi was boosted only 6 times.

After each sequential macros, I had an echo set to tell me what to do next.

Echo: Equip Blink band and spiked necklace (after final Boost series) for example.

Carbonara +1 then Hi-potions to get full HP which was roughly 1588.

Dodge Focus Hundred Fists on one macros once all prep work was done.

Battle begins:

Chi Blast for 170

Blink band absorbs 3 of Maat's hits

I hit Maat several times for normal dmg (59-70)

Raging Fist for 537

Maat connects 3 times by this point I Chakra for 198

I counter twice then Maat 2 hours it

I was almost ready to panic at this point as I thought his 2 hour statred too soon

My Hundred Fists is doing its job and after I get in a crit I use an Icarus wing.

Raging Fist for 547

I am at 872 of 1588 now and am ready to use my Vile Elixir and then my Vile Elixir +1 (both macroed)

Then I see: "Hm. That was a mighty fine display of skill there..."

I couldn't believe it was over so fast. I missed the server record by 5 seconds.

All in all I got in 3 crits, 3 counters, and missed only once. He missed 3 times with no counters or crits. Fortune was on my side that day.

To my surprise, my /shouts of joy in Low Jeuno were met with sincere Congratulations and a lot of nice tells.

Another Monk who responded to my /shout was about to fight him as well, all he needed were some sleeping potions. I ran to my MH and gave him what I had then shouted to Low Jeuno to give him support. He said he was flooded with tells too. Ten minutes later he sent me a tell about how easy it was. We plan on many bones parties in KRT now.

All I can say is {Good luck} to all you Monks heading to a showdown with Maat. I know you can do it.

/cheer to all fellow Monks
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#46 Dec 01 2005 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I used this Method the Other day w/ my 70 Elvaan Monk and it was Awesome.

I forgot to Rebuff HP when I Zoned in, as I Buffed before BC Zone (Jackass move), but when all was said and Done, I had ~ 200 Hp Left :p

I had a Spike Necklace, as Specs are a little insane on price these days.

Rings, a Sun, and a Verner, H2H, TM Hooks +2

Just to Refrence one of the first Posts talking about /Thf + Flee, WTH makes you think Maat would not come after you anyways? :p

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#47 Dec 15 2005 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I have nothing much to add to this thread, it's already insanely complete and was critical to my success with Maat. I managed to beat Maat my first try and I really do owe it to the strategies in this thread.

If anyone is really interested in the details (or in a movie I made of the experience) they can find it all here.

In a nutshell, I did the DEF/VIT/EVA gear->Blink Band->Semi-Light Chi->Hundred Fists->WS->Icarus Wing->WS approach. The fight was over in probably 30 seconds after the first punch.

I did want to add a few things that I found from this fight which weren't answered in this thread (things I had questions about):

  • Derigible and everyone else who said to make Maat-specific macros ordered in a chronological way gave very good advice. I followed it, and I think it helped me a lot.
  • Double, triple, and quadruple check those macros. I personally went through them for over an hour in my MH to make sure I had them right. Even with all that checking, I still had two problems with mine (misspell of "Hundred Firsts" and timing of Blink Band). The MH is a great place to check your macros as you wont accidentally fire off your 2 hour or use an expensive item.
  • Practice Maat by trying the ENM 60 Puppet. I did this for a few weeks leading up to my Maat fight. It may be level 60 cap, but it is very similar to the Maat fight. It's free in that it doesn't cost any EXP if you lose (just any gil spent on it) and you may even get a nice earring for the Maat fight (I, however, did not ever get that earring). I cannot stress enough how much easier it is to practice on this ENM than farm for testimonies and fail Maat repeatedly. I have several friends who fought Maat upwards of 12 times before I could convince them to practice on this puppet.
  • As others have said, Icarus Wings do give you a "medicated" effect. However, I was still able to fire off (an unneeded) Vile Elixer +1 afterward.
  • WS choice doesn't seem to matter much. I've seen videos of people succeeding using Combo, Raging Fists, Howling Fists and Dragon Kick. They all seem equally effective against Maat. My only advice is to macro one of them, and stick with it.
  • Breath and be calm. When I did this fight I was snippy with my wife because I was so stressed. Somehow, emerging victorious from the fight to find an angry spouse kind of killed the moment :-)

  • Anyway... good luck to all you future Monk Maat Mashers out there :-)
    #48 Jan 19 2006 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
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    Just beat Maat. This was my second attempt.

    For this one, I went with an evasion-based setup since Dodge was of absolutely no use the first time around. I also decided to try the Shiva's Claws as I heard they were pretty useful.

    Equipment:

    Weapon: Shiva's Claws
    Head: Temple Crown
    Body: Scorpion Harness
    Hands: Temple Gloves
    Legs: Temple Hose
    Feet: Temple Gaiters (switched to Vampire Boots right after)
    Earring1&2: Elusive Earring
    Ring1: Venerer Ring
    Ring2: Sun Ring
    Back: Amemet Mantle
    Waist: Brown Belt

    Because of the Vampire Boots and Shiva's Claws, I had to fight Maat in a specific time frame, which was around 15:00 Iceday (or around 22:00 Windsday, but I missed that time). This gave me the time to get in and do my preparation stuff (Carbonara, Au Lait, Boost, etc.) and it would be night time by then, which is when the +10 Evasion on the Vampire Boots kicks in. I decided not to switch to the Emperor Hairpin because I figured having the defense from the Temple Crown would be pretty helpful.

    I beat Maat with 418 HP left, without having to use either Chakra or a Vile Elixir. Overall, I paralyzed Maat five times and he missed me six times.

    Good luck to all the other Monks attempting him. =)
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    #49 Mar 13 2006 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
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    Enter BC
    Macro in Gear
    Use Blink Band, Carbonara
    Hi-Potion for some HP back
    Rested to about 1550
    Used Counter Earring
    Boost x4
    Engage Maat, back turned
    Focus, Dodge, Hundred Fists, Chi Blast

    Hundred Fists -> 100 TP
    Dragon Kick (Maat 2hrs)
    Icarus Wing -> Dragon Kick
    Chakra then melee it out

    Maat surrenders, I win with 54hp left

    1/6 ^^
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    #50 Mar 13 2006 at 8:47 PM Rating: Good
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    Carbonara
    Perskios Au Lait
    Blink Band

    Equip MND gear
    Boost x 10
    Engage facing away from Maat
    Dodge, Focus, Hundred Fists
    Chi Blast
    Equip normal damage gear, face Maat

    Chakra when needed
    Raging Fists at every 100% TP
    Icarus Wing (if you need it for final kill if low on HP)


    Personally I think Maat is a LOT easier than he used to be before Blink Band and Carbonara were around. The Blink Band alone saves you so much damage in this fight its crazy. Add in the extra HP from Carbonara and you have a good chance of winning every time.

    #51 Mar 13 2006 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
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    Everyone generally uses the same strategy, with the Icarus route.

    I went with the Strength potion route.

    Gear:

    Full AF
    Cross Counters
    Grand Temple Knights Collar
    Sun Ringsx2
    Brown Belt
    Amemit Mantle+1
    Merman Earrings
    Happy Egg

    Eat Carbona before entering the BC.

    Boost 10 times.
    Drink Strength Potion(Keeps you medicated like Icarus Wings)
    Dodge, Focus. Boost 1 more time.

    Chi Blast.

    Hundred Fists.

    Proceed to Hit Maat for hits that do 80-90 damage per fists.
    Chakra when necessary it felt right.
    Save your WS for when Maat Activated Hundred Fists.
    I used Dragon Kick, maybe Raging Fists will work.

    You can tweak this, by bringing in a blink band, and periskos au lait.

    Dragon Kick did 670 damage.
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