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#1 Feb 07 2011 at 6:51 AM Rating: Good
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At the moment I'm sitting with a Matis done with VNM trials (can now pick coin or chloris path).

I know Chloris will be an awefully long trial but i really want Verthragna, and so I've come to ask if anyone got any advice on strategies/KI farming/anything i need or should know.

So far I've only gotten 2 buds from an LS Lacovie run, and it seems this NM drops nothing else of interest, is this really something I'll need a static for to ever complete?
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#2 Feb 07 2011 at 8:27 AM Rating: Good
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Sadly yes you will need a static, preferably one that is farming other mobs in zone at the same time and just track who has which pop items.

Best way is to get 5 people to help, go in and farm KI till you can pop it 6x time then kill it 6x in a row.

With a THF with TH6+ you will get 2 buds abou 75% of the time. So youll average 9-12 per 6 kills. Which isnt terrible if you know how to farm gold boxes. Your looking at maybe 2 hrs to farm them, then ~30 minutes for the 6 kills.
#3 Feb 07 2011 at 8:45 AM Rating: Good
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Do you know if all the KIs drop from Gold chests? Wiki got 2 of em on list, and i think the bat wing drops there too. Not sure about last one though
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#4 Feb 07 2011 at 9:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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A static is in no way shape or for required, but you'll complete your trial much faster if you have one. Though, if it's not an option, it's pretty simple to dual box the entire Chloris trial, it'll just take longer. Obviously some jobs will be preferred over others.


Edit: yes, all 4 KIs can drop in chest

Edited, Feb 7th 2011 10:31am by Veggeto
#5 Feb 07 2011 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I just ment it was required if you wanted to finish it sooner rather then later. Yeah a monk can dou kill chloris no problem, but with 6 people with pop sets you get there a lot faster, and since you need to get to the lvl 85 version to even get the ws, youll be doing the same thing again for the next tier.


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Well, Chloris took me 2 and a half weeks. No doubt at all you could finish in 2-3 days w/ a group. However, take that 2-3 days and let's say you have a 5 man group.

10-15 days. Once you hit a 6 man group, you're looking at roughlythe same amount of time of work put in in the grand scale, not just for your specific.

As for the lv 85 version, Ulhuadshi is a joke. I finished that trial in 3 days. (many ppl who want af3 can usually fill a group in a singe shout)
#7 Feb 07 2011 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I've reached Shoggoth stage on my trials and hit a brick wall. I think I'll have to stick with Taipan Fangs +2 for a good long while. I really need to get a ls or some friends on this game -.- almost 7 years and I still have an empty FL lol. I feel I'm lagging behind other MNK since I have no crit WS in Abyssea.
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#8 Feb 08 2011 at 11:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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Diamondis wrote:
I feel I'm lagging behind other MNK since I have no crit WS in Abyssea.


Backhand Blow isn't too shabby if you don't have Ascetic's Fury.
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#9 Feb 08 2011 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Really? Jesus... I forgot I had anything other than Asuran Fists XD Gonna hit something in Abyssea and see what it does, then.
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#10 Feb 09 2011 at 12:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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It wins over Asuran if you have RR+Apoc atma. If you don't have a nice extra chunk of double/triple attack, it's mostly a wash, or possibly Asuran a bit ahead.
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Metakaiser wrote:
Diamondis wrote:
I feel I'm lagging behind other MNK since I have no crit WS in Abyssea.


Backhand Blow isn't too shabby if you don't have Ascetic's Fury.

I got a pair of savate fists with 20% dmg mod to backhand blow that makes it quite nice.
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#12 Feb 17 2011 at 1:08 AM Rating: Good
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I have heard about a way to reset weakness when KI farming by confluxing and having the monster lose aggro. How does one go about doing this as my only attempt last night led to the monster depoping before I was able to reclaim after confluxing back.
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#13 Feb 17 2011 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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I'm sorry if this has been asked, in advance.

I'm going to try to do the Chloris path, the problem is I don't have a pocket WHM. The closest thing I got is a pocket RDM, and my girlfriend is a SAM (which doesn't really help much XD). Anyway I have MNK90 and DNC90, which one would be better for me to tank with and actually could we even kill him at all with the 3 of us? Any input will be appreciated. ^^
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#14 Feb 17 2011 at 12:33 PM Rating: Default
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you could do it trio with that setup, but I would really suggest just having your GF lv whm :D thats what they are for ya know! It would not hurt for your gf to lv whm though you can duo most stuff in abys that way anyhow, so it save both you time and energy in the long run.

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have GF level whm
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#15 Feb 17 2011 at 12:37 PM Rating: Good
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Can kill with RDM + MNK no problem, just bring tons of Holy Waters and pray doom does not kill you. Counterstance + Gnarled Horn atma (I don't have the other counter atma so have not tried that yet) + RR/VV is ok.

Use /war, I've not tried /dnc on it but that would work too I think, /nin is useless.

RDM should just focus on cures and doom (/whm got cursna). It's not a hard NM at all, just the KIs are a pain to get.

Good luck on trial =)
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#16 Feb 17 2011 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
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A static is in no way shape or for required, but you'll complete your trial much faster if you have one. Though, if it's not an option, it's pretty simple to dual box the entire Chloris trial, it'll just take longer. Obviously some jobs will be preferred over others.


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#17 Feb 17 2011 at 3:08 PM Rating: Good
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All KIs can be found in Gold chests, it would just take long in dual-box.
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#18 Mar 05 2011 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Buuump but not really, still on front page but whatever. Really actively started farming fangs about a week ago, 50/50 on those as of yesterday. Now only that pink f***king mandy stands in my way, but will hopefully finish those in about a week or so. Cleave farming really is not the way to go for this, unless you are trying to get Glavoid sets in the process. It is too hit or miss for my tastes. Really hoping to finish in the next week or so so i can stand amongst the mnk gods!
#19 Mar 13 2011 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
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you can step back a bit and be out of range @ kobe

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#20 Mar 13 2011 at 9:37 PM Rating: Good
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I have a small static consisting of:
Myself - Monk or Ninja (have gimp dnc and thf)
Friend1 - dual box WHM/SCH and BLM/BRD
Friend2 - Thief or Warrior (also has gimped whm and blm)

We haven't decided how to go about tackling the Chloris trial yet for my Empyrean weapon. I've heard and read that gold chest farming is the way to go, but I've also read that NM farming is the way to go. With my small static group, I was thinking that we could possibly fell cleave farm gold chests with Friend2 on warrior and myself on monk. Or, we could also farm pop items on NMs with Friend2 on warrior and myself on ninja.
Thoughts?

Also, what atmas do warriors use to fell cleave with? Since we don't have a RDM for phalanx, how do we deal with the damage from multiple mobs?
#21 Mar 14 2011 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
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I have a small static consisting of:
Myself - Monk or Ninja (have gimp dnc and thf)
Friend1 - dual box WHM/SCH and BLM/BRD
Friend2 - Thief or Warrior (also has gimped whm and blm)


Pretty much what i'm doing except the dual box is a Thf or war with whm main, and the 3rd is a blm or whm. Farming Carabosse for their weapons and the pink ******* for mine. Carabosse is being a pain for us because of the time it takes to kill it. Its slightly embarrasing too when a 6man group is waiting with a kanagi nin and vere mnk who literaly burn it down in ~2minutes, but i still like doing it with 2 friends rather then having to worry about 6man ls problems, fall outs etc.

I'm also thinking gold light farm for Chloris items, with a combintation of NM's aswell. Hopefully SE is going to make the conditions for emph werapons easier, and TC really needs looking into for Glavoid too. I also hope they reduce the lvl90 weapons requiremnt of 75 items down to 50. Carabosse in La Theine just needs a 2nd location to pop nearby, change name slightly and colour but keep everythingelse the same.
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#22 Mar 14 2011 at 6:59 AM Rating: Good
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For what it's worth, here's my experience in this matter-

We farm for empyreans as an LS and thought gold-box farming would be the way to go. I mean with 15+ people killing, gold chests are bound to drop everywhere and we'd get pop sets enmasse, right? I wish. After about 5 hours of farming we typically end up with 2-3 full pops for Chloris. Of course your experience may vary, but this is what I've seen after about 6 runs like this. There's simply too big of an item pool for large gold boxes to rely on them for specific KIs (Hecteye Eyelid seems to be the bottleneck for us, but that could very well just be our luck). Now with that said, we also end up with about 5 Lacovie and 2-3 Glavoid pops which we also use.

So if you're going strictly for Chloris, my opinion is to stick to NMs. If you need pops for multiple NMs, go ahead and gold box farm.
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#23 Mar 14 2011 at 8:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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For Chloris only I'd say do NM's, it's way faster and more reliable when you got a war/nin combo for procs too.

Bat - easy and cheap pop
Scorpion - also easy to pop
Turtle - spwned time, easy
Hectye - only time sink really, needs 2 items from NMs (+1 from hecteyes) which are also expensive (at my server at least)
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#24lynnminmay, Posted: Mar 14 2011 at 10:00 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Torn bat wing drops often in chests, and if you farm with multiple chars you will get overall more KI farming Gold chests ; although I didn't try it, getting the bat KI the normal ways seems to be a time sink, and the hecteye one KI is definately time consuming. I think it's better to spam chest until you get 6 of the same KI on the 6 players then go for a NM to complete it, pot chloris then back to coffers etc.
#25 Mar 14 2011 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
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If you have a full LS, its best to have 1 monk + whm farming gold chests and the rest doing NM. Then just have people come get the KI.

IF your limited on players, its faster to just kill the same nm 6x in a row then move on to the next.
#26 Mar 14 2011 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
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Yea, I guess the ideal way (assuming you had a large enough group) would be a mix of both. Have the majority of your group farm gold and pick up as many KI (and TE) as possible, while having a small "strike team" take out NMs + red proc to finish sets as necessary. I may try to push my LS in this direction when servers come back online.

Also just out of sheer curiosity, have those of you doing the gold box route noticed some KIs being more common than others? My group is constantly swimming in Torn Bat Wings and Gory Scorp Claw, while Hecteye Eyelids seem to be exceedingly uncommon. Mossy Adaman Shell falling somewhere in-between.
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