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#1 Apr 30 2012 at 5:24 PM Rating: Good
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Hi guys, about a month ago, while listening to the FFXI soundtrack, I realized how much I miss this game. Unfortunately, after searching high and low, I couldn't find my old POL ID or cd keys, so I simply bought the game off Steam, and started a new character. Now I left long before Abbysea, and long before the level cap was increased past level 75 even.

Last night I reached 75 on the new character, and I want to get some better gear before leveling further (aka getting rid of the ugly SH). So I decided to run through the add on missions (crystalline prophecy, shantoto ascension, moogle kupo d'état) and obtaining the level 75 body, head and legs pieces.

My question is, which augments? I had a bit of a brainstorm, and came up with this:

Body: +10 accuracy, +10 attack
Legs: +3 haste, +7 attack
Head: +3 haste, +10 accuracy +5 attack

I figured this way I'd end up with a mini Shura Togi, mini Byakko's Haidate and a combination of O-hat and Walahra turban. Is this the right way to go?

Also, is unlocking Destroyers still worth it, or should I just stick with T.M Hooks +2 for now?

Thanks for reading, any advice will be appreciated :)
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#2 May 01 2012 at 10:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you don't have the gear currently don't sweat it as in two more levels your weapons and armor choice will change. Savate fists augmented and Aurore doublet set will the gear you would use as you will be leveling so fast in abyssea barring stopping for limit breaks, it will be transitional gear until you can get Tantra set +1/+2 and STR trial of magian fists or Taurine/Empyrean.
#3 May 01 2012 at 6:16 PM Rating: Good
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Thanks for the reply. I have just the final fight left to do for A Crystalline Prophecy, so the body armor is definitely within reach. Looking at the stats of both it looks like the Aurore doublet will be the better choice though... Hmmm.
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#4 May 03 2012 at 1:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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I agree that the Aurore set will be your best bet. It's a great set for its level and is very easily obtained.

The moogle kupo d'état head piece is still one of the best WS set head pieces. I'd recommend STR+4 Weapon Skill Accuracy +15 and AGI+4 Increases weapon skill damage (+2%) if you plan on one day getting Verethragna for Victory Smite. If you aren't aiming for that and using Shijin Spiral instead, DEX+4 Increases Critical Hit Damage (+2%) in place of the STR and WS acc would be better.

The other 2 mini-expansion rewards I never liked for Monk.

All your remaining level cap quests are easy except for the 95 -> 99 cap increase and with Abyssea making it so easy to gain EXP I would focus on that before gear. Any level 75 gear will be outdated too quickly to be worthwhile.
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