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#1 Jun 13 2012 at 12:32 PM Rating: Default
I just switched back to monk after a long break. I have pretty good gear just not a great weapon. I will do my phisical trial but it is going to take me a LONG time. Whats the best weapon I can use that will tie me over? I don't mind if it's still alot of work. Just want it to be some what achievable. Nothing crazy like some of the weapons.
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#2 Jun 13 2012 at 8:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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Since you pushed it from the first post on the page to the second, your answer can be found here.. http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=246&mid=1337711300326476871 The only addition i can add to what people suggested there is the grotesque cesti which can be found on the AH are a decent weapon to hold you over.
#3 Jun 14 2012 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Where do Brawny Adargas currently rank?
#4 Jun 15 2012 at 8:01 AM Rating: Excellent
Brawny Adargas are easily the best non-Magian hand-to-hand weapons for Monk. I don't know where they stand in comparison to Magian h2h, but they're easily the best that you can purchase off the Auction House.
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#5 Jun 30 2012 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Right, so Brawny Adargas at 99.

How long after 75 do Destroyers last these days?
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#6 Jul 02 2012 at 4:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Nilatai wrote:
Right, so Brawny Adargas at 99.

How long after 75 do Destroyers last these days?


Not very.

Once you get to 99, Empy85+/Relic/Mythic (as if anyone has Mythic H2H) > Fire Path magian > Brawny Adargas are your legitimate lv99 choices. There's a nice Legion H2H (Girru), but Legion gear isn't exactly realistic for most either [EDIT: Vanadiel Census 2012 had the total number of players who have obtained Girru as... Zero]. Don't bother with the other magian trial weapons, your time would be better spent working on Empy/Relic/Fire path H2H than the other stuff like the WOE Victory Smite H2H or the Occasionally Attacks "x" weapons.

Stuff that beats Destroyers on your way to 99 choices:

* Taurine Cesti (lv.89, drop from Indrik) was the best non-trial weapon at 90 cap and are a fine placeholder all the way to the lv99 options.

* AH stuff, roughly in order of quality, includes: Metasoma Katars (lv.88), Marath/Shivaji Baghnaks (lv.97), Grotesque Cesti (lv.92), Eyra Baghnaks (lv.87)

* Augmented Savate Fists (lv.77, free with Dominion Notes, or from gold boxes in Abyssea-Uleguerand) are a step up from Destroyers, and if you get crappy augments you can NPC them for gil. DMG/Crit rate augments are what you're after.

* Other Abyssea R/E drops that aren't exactly good but are still better than Destroyers include Furor Cesti and Heofon Knuckles. I dunno that Afflictors would even beat Destroyers. I wouldn't make any effort at all to get any of these though, only use them if you just happen to get the drop anyway and you're using them as a placeholder.

Edited, Jul 4th 2012 3:43pm by Anza
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#7 Jul 03 2012 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks a lot. I'll see about some of the upgrades you've suggested.

I think I'll be taking WAR to 99 first. Perhaps do an Ukonvesara.

What's the verdict on Verethragna? Worth it?
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#8 Jul 04 2012 at 1:56 PM Rating: Good
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Nilatai wrote:
What's the verdict on Verethragna? Worth it?


Very much so. Chloris is a huge pain in the **** though, which is the reason I'm still Relic/Empy-less myself - I just detest farming up pop sets. I'll probably end up with Spharai instead, actually (for some reason the particular type of mind numbing tedium in Dyna is less offensive to me).

Spharai/Vereth is the subject of some debate, but both are obviously top end stuff. Victory Smite is king in Abyssea, but obviously not everything is Abyssea.
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