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#1 Jun 12 2011 at 12:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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I have been grinding NIN and definitely plan to take it to cap. I was wondering what would be the best level to go to Abyssea and solo. I am not talking about NMs yet, but just regular mobs for cruor buildup, random pop items, and exp. My evasion is fully merited and capped thanks to leveling THF. If feasible at 75 (currently 73, may hit 75 by tonight), what would be the best mobs/zones to go after?
#2 Jun 13 2011 at 1:48 AM Rating: Good
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Not sure why you would want to solo xp in abyssea. Is your server completely dead? Worm parties and dominion ops parties will at LEAST quintuple your xp rate.

If you want to solo for xp because you just can't stand people, I think you'll be much better off with Grounds of Valor page farming.

Now, to actually answer this question, theoretically, I think Abyssea Misareaux would be the best xp just because I find it the easiest zone to cap lights in. I think I would try one of the bird camps after you do a little ephemeral farming for azure light. Conflux 7 is a great place to cap azure. There's an ephemeral murex in the lizard camp, an ephemeral ameoban in the pieste camp, and Jala roams that area. There's also another ephemeral in the raptor camp but sometimes it can be too difficult to pull since the raptors aggro by sound.Very easy to build up lights pretty quickly.

Again, I think it's mildly retarded to choose to solo in abyssea rather than join an xp party, but hey, to each his own.
#3 Jun 13 2011 at 1:24 PM Rating: Good
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vespertinehalo wrote:
I have been grinding NIN and definitely plan to take it to cap. I was wondering what would be the best level to go to Abyssea and solo. I am not talking about NMs yet, but just regular mobs for cruor buildup, random pop items, and exp. My evasion is fully merited and capped thanks to leveling THF. If feasible at 75 (currently 73, may hit 75 by tonight), what would be the best mobs/zones to go after?

Do you have 3 Lunar Abyssites and good Atmas? How many abyssites you can equip and whether you have access to the good ones will have a huge impact on how early you can go into Abyssea and expect to be effective.

As far as what mobs to avoid, it's the usual suspects. Avoid mage mobs. Avoid stuff with really nasty TP moves (bombs, dolls, wyverns) until you're closer to level cap. Avoid stuff that takes less damage from slashing. If you have /DNC leveled, you don't have to worry as much about mobs that can hit you with slow, since Healing Waltz can remove it.

Mobs in Heroes zones are a bit higher in level than Visions or Scars zones. But the benefit of Heroes zones is that you can do Dominion Ops, which will reward you with exp, cruor, dominion notes and occasionally random seals. Crabs in Abyssea Grauberg might be worth trying.
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#4 Jun 13 2011 at 5:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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I only have 2 lunars at the moment. The ones I use when I go in as THF are Sea Daughter (for Regain and Regen) and Voracious Violet. Those are probably my best at the moment.
#5 Jun 15 2011 at 2:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Before attempting to do anything on nin solo, work on Razed Ruins to pair with VV. I would'nt recommend bothering until then unless you want to solo much more slowly then it needs to be. Work on getting zone bosses - these bosses you can turn up at and nearly gurentee someone will be fighting it, or will be very soon

Briareus
Glavoid
Cirein Croin
Itzpapalotl
(Sedna's very popular right now as it drops hero's seals too)

All 3 Hero's bosses are still very popular due to easy pop sets and quick seal farming.
Bennu, (You obviously beat Amiphrite), and Resheph.

You have VV, if you got it without beating Kukulkan then join a VV /sh thats going from scratch. All you need to do is turn up for the win, and these mobs get killed all the time. If you need atma, ask - if they say no to atma, offer them 100k if its an atma you want.


Also work on Mounted Champion atma so you can happily solo /WAR, or grab Gnarled horn and go all out DD RR/VV/GH /DNC. Those core things listed above really make the job, without them the jobs weakish. Also, your THF will benefit from al of that. Solo-ing from 75, start in Visions zone until your mid-80's, then move onto Dom-op camps or go to Mis coast and fight birds, or wabbits.



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#6 Jun 15 2011 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
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vespertinehalo wrote:
I only have 2 lunars at the moment. The ones I use when I go in as THF are Sea Daughter (for Regain and Regen) and Voracious Violet. Those are probably my best at the moment.

Try hanging out around where Sobek is spawned in Abyssea Misareaux. You'll probably find one or more groups there farming him. Reach out to some of the leaders and see if any of them are planning on doing red stagger, and ask if you can join just for the atma. Gnarled Horn is pretty useful.

Sea Daughter is very situational. You get regain, but get stuck with slow. If you're only job is to WS for red or blue proc and you're fighting a nasty NM that you don't want to feed TP to, then Sea Daughter is a good choice. But if you're soloing, there are probably better options.
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#7 Aug 12 2011 at 3:33 AM Rating: Default
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i only ever use sea daughter when im war/sam and im there to proc and not feed NM tp, or as dnc to heal without feeding tp.

easiest solution is bluffs in ule, getting a party once 75 is ok, especially if you dont mind proximity pulling 2-3

i solo in aby a lot when im bored or friends arent online. however at 90 your options are more varied
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