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#1 Nov 27 2010 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
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so ive read that the kannagi is arguably easier to obtain then some of the other magian weapons. ive also read that it can be /has been duoed by pimped out monk & whm. what have ppl tried? i really want the kannagi but atm have no idea how i could get my grubby mitts on the helms. job combos, strats, neccessary gear, atmas, bare minimum loman,even failed loman attempts welcome. thanks ^^
#2 Nov 28 2010 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Kamome is a 100% drop. Because of this many groups that farm Sobek frequently cap out quickly on the katana. You should be able to purchase one for cheap, or get it for free if they are kind. Frequent his pop site and you'll find people there typically.

~mistaken item, sorry!

Edited, Nov 28th 2010 8:38pm by yonderleaf
#3 Nov 28 2010 at 4:12 PM Rating: Good
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yonderleaf wrote:
Kamome is a 100% drop. Because of this many groups that farm Sobek frequently cap out quickly on the katana. You should be able to purchase one for cheap, or get it for free if they are kind. Frequent his pop site and you'll find people there typically.


That's got nothing to do with what they were asking...

I'm curious about Briareus strategies too; Last time I fought him was with a full alliance.

Edited, Nov 28th 2010 10:13pm by Kaegos
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#4 Nov 29 2010 at 9:40 AM Rating: Good
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I'm not aware of anyone duoing it with MNK and WHM, I know Masamune has and that Pixie NM was duo'd that way. I was under the impression that Briareus was much harder, though I've yet to fight it and need 50 helms off him as well :\

If it has I would love to see any information about it though ^..^


#5 Nov 30 2010 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I have watched it trioed nin+war+whm, while waiting our turn to pop.

The whm was avg run of the mill, im thinking 15/tic atmas and your 6/tic is a must though. I noticed at time had to cast cures very fast, but nothing to big.

The nin was decked though, lv85 relic and the crit katana was used. He was in usu body most the time, though I know he has full af3+2 also, i didnt spam check him to seel all the swaps. Look like he went full out dd and bypassed eva gear, so I would think killing him faster was more important than staying alive. I know when i have fought him he can do alot, but nothing that a c6 cant cure right away, which is what i noticed.

Hard part is when he does his special and stuff, just kite it and recover. Need movement speed for sure as he is fast, and even then he will be hitting you.

During the fight the war was just procing !! then he went afk and just tped off mobs and come in for a ws when he felt like it. The fight was surprisingly fast, they took it from 70% to dead in like 7 mins, so i figure a 15min fight if you play it safe.

I am sure a brd+whm+nin+war could down it in 10 without much problem, so try get your friends lol.
#6 Dec 01 2010 at 9:03 AM Rating: Good
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I should try sometime, if I can find a few people to help lol

I was messing around this morning and was able to solo Pantagruel NIN/DNC and even got to proc !! red, just fought straight up till it used Ice Roar then I kited around a wall till it used Moribund Hack and ran out of range so that wouldn't hit me then just back to attacking it and kept repeating that.

I might try the other two, the ranger one might be a pain to solo though XD
#7 Dec 01 2010 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Azagarth wrote:
Hard part is when he does his special and stuff, just kite it and recover. Need movement speed for sure as he is fast, and even then he will be hitting you.


You can pull Briareus to the pond S/E of the spawn location. Like most bigger mobs the giant also doesn't use the most efficient pathing when it comes to circling around something. That in combination with a movement+ item should* allow you to not get hit while kiting.

*Using should here because I've only briefly observed that strategy. My LS straight tanks that fight with a handful of people. It seemed to work though, at least for a brief period of time. Oh by the way, it was the mentioned MNK+WHM duo that was utilizing that kiting strategy and by their reports they have duoed that fight several times successfully.
#8 Dec 06 2010 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
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A couple pet jobs and a rdm could probably trio and never take dmg.
I have fought this 3 times and i think he is tough. very high dmg tp moves and the dude is a sam so he has hella tp. Even in my ls we kite it while dd build tp for ws. Let avatars and bst pet keep it occupied.

I was collecting carbosse gems for caladblog that pixie is mean. Just as hard as the giant actually worst because she can areoga3 for 2000 dmg and cast tornado 2 in 5 sec lol. heal for 1k+ hp and mutes and amnesia. Was fighting today the thing use benedicition and recover 21000 hp.

I think if you could solo your key items for the pop it would be easy to shout for people to help you kill it. make all drop except the helm free lot. Im sure there are many people that still need lunar abysite or want stout arm atma.
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#9 Dec 06 2010 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this last night with 12 or 13. Was nothing special per say. TP of flys near big pond and proc !! just kite him around and around. Nuke Nuke WS WS dead Briareus and shiney new Atma.
#10 Dec 06 2010 at 3:08 PM Rating: Good
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Briareus is a total pushover, in fact easier than most of the T1 NMs on his path. MNK can certainly duo it with whm, albeit with some luck, but you should consider staggers before you go running off and have to duo him 100 times for your 50 helmets (hint: Elemental Magic).

Only did Briareus once (on MNK) and I did die due to me misunderstanding the status symbols and started running instead of getting shadows back up. Had a pimped out PLD(/NIN) there as well and he lost hate 3 seconds in and couldn't get it back until i died.

NIN should be able to duo him just as easily as MNK with RR and SS atmas (preferred atmas for MNK as well), and maybe Gnarled Horn would be even better than Sanguine Scythe.

PS: Not saying anything definite about NIN duo, but assuming he doesn't resist slashing NIN and MNK should do equally well.
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