Daimakaicho, Eater of Souls wrote:
Thanks for the advice guys, once I get back into having more playtime I'll give this a shot. I'd be going NIN/DNC for certain, so if I can get THF and WHM friends to tag along, I should be golden. How hard is collecting the KI?
The only hard part about it is making sure you have the Red procs covered (NIN/WAR + healer does great here, naturally) and farming up the pops for the KI NMs. If you have Iga Ningi +1, Migawari will take the bite out of Moribund Hack (Pantagruel), which is really the only threatening move any of the 3 NMs have.
Generally the NMs will use a Roar move (Ice Roar/Lightning Roar/Impact Roar), which puts up non-Dispellable Ice Spikes/Shock Spikes/Attack Rate Increase*, respectively, until they turn it off by doing Moribund Hack/Trebuchet/Grand Slam, which can reset hate.
If you don't have AF3+1 body, you can just kite Pantagruel until he tries to Moribund Hack you while you're 20' away, and he'll waste his TP move, and lose his spikes. (Edit: This is if you're soloing the KI. If you have a healer, just straight tank him, and let them deal with the Paralyna/Cure spam at this point.)
*Based on personal experience, I haven't had anyone else verify this, but it seems to be the pattern to me. Edited, Apr 12th 2011 3:26pm by Aliekber