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#1 Jun 21 2011 at 10:06 AM Rating: Good
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Hey fellow Ninjars, I can't seem to find an updated gear guide anywhere, so I thought I'd ask.

Considering I don't have access to all the old endgame content (sky, sea, salvage, etc.), what should I be wearing on the climb from 75 to 90, and what to wear before I get my hands on an Iga set +2?

Thanks a lot for the help.
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Weapon: Get a Kamome ASAP, 100% drop on a frequently fought NM so it shouldn't be that hard to score - fantastic offhand weapon. You can work on magian katanas (Wind/Eva path is very nice). Ichi-an/+1 is a solid AH weapon to hold you over. Other good ones from Abyssea: Hochomasamune, Oirandori. I sometimes like offhand Twilight Knife with capped Dagger and 8/8 merits, YMMV.

Ranged/Ammo: Bomb Core will hold you over to Qirmiz Tathlum. Ungur Boomerang is still a great solo piece, and easy enough to do solo or in a small group these days for the 100% drop.

Head: If you have Walahra or Imperial Standing to burn, use that until Iga+1 for TP. If not, don't sweat it - Aurore is fine as a piece to hold you over. It's a temporary solution, don't let people whining about 1 less haste convince you it's utter trash, it's fine until you get something better and you really don't need to waste the money on Walahra as a temporary piece if you don't already have it. O.Hat/AF+1 are still nice evasion pieces. For WS, something with STR will be good. I personally use Anwig Salade for Jin. Kanja Hachimaki is an excellent multi-hit Katana WS piece.

Neck: Try to get Iga Erimaki ASAP. Chiv chain is a solid piece until then. Agasaya's Collar is very good too.

Ears: Suppa/Brutal is still THE set - try your best to get sea access (CoP is easy now) so you can buy a Brutal, and to get Divine Might win for Suppa if you don't have it already. If you can't get Suppa/Brutal right away, probably a good Attack earring is your best bet for DD (Centaurus, Aesir, Merman). Iga Mimikazari is a good solo/eva piece, but only 1% DW (Suppa is 5%). Moonshade Earring from WotG is nice, pick your own augments. For solo, getting what you can for evasion is always a solid option.

Body: Aurore is actually really good for the cheap price - DD stats and Evasion. With capped Acc (i.e. at 90), AF or AF+1 are nice to enhance Dual Wield. Iga+1 is good (especially for WS, but it's a solid TP piece too). Loki's Kaftan is a good all around piece (crit, DEX, AGI) if you manage to get that.

Hands: Dusk Gloves are still good for TP, even though the movement speed down is annoying to fiddle with they still perform. Slither Gloves are great for eva. Aurore is decent on a budget, but not that hot. If you have Dynamis-Xarc access, can farm for some Koga Tekko as a great nighttime TP/WS piece. Iga+1 are a nice eva piece and solid WS option, but a little less impressive for TP than the rest of the +1 set - you'll still want to have a haste option. If you can get Ocelot Gloves, they're really good for NIN.

Rings: Heed/Keen Rings are good pieces you can get at the AH. Again, try to finish CoP for Rajas. Spiral is a nice WS piece. Epona's/Rajas is the ultimate TP set, Heed can still be handy for evasion/solo.

Back: Atheling is the ultimate goal. Forager's is still a good option from the AH to hold you over. Iga is pretty nice. Boxer's Mantle for evasion is still great (Brutal earring should be your Ancient Beastcoin priority though)

Waist: Twilight Belt is the goal for TP, Bullwhip and Goading trail behind. Swift will do until you can upgrade and it can be soloed easily enough these days with a little patience. Nusku's Sash is useful, especially solo for the combo of evasion/DW. Warwolf is still a great WS piece, so is Anguinus Belt for multi-hit WS.

Legs: If you don't have Byakko's Haidate, Aurore will hold you over to Iga+1. Ocelot Trousers are excellent for evasion. Tumbler Trunks are a pretty good WS option.

Feet: Fuma Sune-Ate or Aurore (particularly nice for solo with the eva+5) until Iga+1 or Ballerines.

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Not sure whether you have experience with Atma from other jobs, but if not... special mention for atma since it's really more important in Abyssea than gear. You get one Atma from having defeated one zone boss, a second from paying 100,000 Cruor from the Cruor Prospectors, and a third from your 7th zone boss kill.

- Razed Ruins. GET IT. DEX (and by extension, Acc), Crit rate, Crit DMG+. Awesome for any DD, and NIN especially takes great advantage of the super enhanced crits due to fast DW attack speed meaning more crits over time.
- Gnarled Horn. Great mix of AGI (and by extension, evasion) and crit rate.
- Voracious Violet. Regain, STR, Double Attack. Fantastic DD atma.

You can very easily just stick with the above three alone in most situations, until you add Apocalypse from Shinryu to the mix (auto Reraise III, triple attack, occasional insta-cast magic which is great for Utsusemi).

Some other useful ones from Abyssea NMs:
- Stout Arm. STR/Attack, good DD-focused choice. Eventually eclipsed, but a good placeholder.
- Siren Shadow. Good evasion, paired with attack.
- Cloak and Dagger. Another evasion atma, paired with some (probably unnecessary by lv90) accuracy.
- Sanguine Scythe. Crit DMG+, HP+20%, Enmity+

Edited, Jun 22nd 2011 1:38am by Anza
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#3 Jun 21 2011 at 7:42 PM Rating: Good
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Amazing, thanks a lot Anza. :)
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what should I be wearing on the climb from 75 to 90

Whatever you're currently wearing at 75. One or two xp sessions in abyssea gets you from 75 to 90 so no point in trying to farm gear.

Once you're at 90, follow Anza's post to the letter. He/she is spot on.

The only other thing I would suggest is to just do your research. Look up which NMs drop your seals so you know which shout groups to look for (or which shout groups you can form).
Find out WHERE to go to fight the NMs you want to farm, especially Sobek for that Kamome. You'll find out soon that there are several very good items that are 100% drop and usually get trashed. Kamome is the prime example of this because Sobek is hunted almost 24/7 so it's very easy to go in to that zone, go to where Sobek can be popped, and ask the group that's there if you can get in for the weapon. If you're lucky, the group is just there farming for the Sobek skins and you may even pick up free +2 feet seals.
Find out where the zone bosses are popped if you need them. When I first started farming for +1 seals and zone bosses, I sat in Jeuno and looked for a good shout. BZZZZZZTTTT!!! Wrong move! I wasted so much time doing that. I eventually found out that many of the zone bosses get farmed pretty regularly by linkshells and groups of friends. I actually found this out by accident when doing a quest in Abyssea Misareux. I ran right in to a LS that was farming Cirein-croin. A couple simple tells and I got an invite for the win. When he died I also got the atma and they gave me the sword too. Once I found out where Briareus was, I went to his spawn point and sure enough there was a ninja and white mage duoing him. Quick tell got me an invite for win and atma.

Bottom line, do your research. It will most definitely be a worthwhile investment of your time.
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Amazing, thanks a lot Anza. :)


You're welcome :) Added a new little section about which Atma to focus on too, since that's extremely important in Abyssea - probably more so than gear.
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#6 Jun 22 2011 at 8:23 AM Rating: Good
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Body: Aurore is actually really good for the cheap price - DD stats and Evasion. With capped Acc (i.e. at 90), AF or AF+1 are nice to enhance Dual Wield. Iga+1 is good (especially for WS, but it's a solid TP piece too). Loki's Kaftan is a good all around piece (crit, DEX, AGI) if you manage to get that.

I have Haub/SH/AF, is the Double Attack worth upgrading a Haub to Aurore? I am assuming the Aurore is slightly better but not by that much, however I've been wrong before.

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Rings: Heed/Keen Rings are good pieces you can get at the AH. Again, try to finish CoP for Rajas. Spiral is a nice WS piece. Epona's/Rajas is the ultimate TP set, Heed can still be handy for evasion/solo.

I have not finished CoP, are 2x Sniper's still decent enough?

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Weapon: Get a Kamome ASAP, 100% drop on a frequently fought NM so it shouldn't be that hard to score - fantastic offhand weapon. You can work on magian katanas (Wind/Eva path is very nice). Ichi-an/+1 is a solid AH weapon to hold you over. Other good ones from Abyssea: Hochomasamune, Oirandori. I sometimes like offhand Twilight Knife with capped Dagger and 8/8 merits, YMMV.

I currently have Senj/Fudo. I am 85 but I will go 2x Ichi till I can get the others. Is Hiwa a decent option for OH or is the damage too low? I can't see dropping the extra crit of my current setup for it.

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Not sure whether you have experience with Atma from other jobs, but if not... special mention for atma since it's really more important in Abyssea than gear. You get one Atma from having defeated one zone boss

Noob question sorry. After viewing the CS for entering the Maw, can I just go straight to the zone boss and kill him, or do I have to do all the NMs preceding him. EG I see a group shouting for Briareus and I join them and kill him: that's it?

Also, I bought some Abyssite last night (Abyssite of Celerity) is there anything I need to do to equip it like Atma's or does just buying means its in effect. How do I know which Abyssites are active, or can I just buy/quest all of them.
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EG I see a group shouting for Briareus and I join them and kill him: that's it?

That's it.

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I bought some Abyssite last night (Abyssite of Celerity) is there anything I need to do to equip it like Atma's or does just buying means its in effect. How do I know which Abyssites are active, or can I just buy/quest all of them.

Abyssites are always active when you're in abyssea, in all the abyssea zones. They are obtained via buying, questing, and killing NMs. Look at the wiki page for abyssites. Much is explained there.

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I have not finished CoP, are 2x Sniper's still decent enough?

There a few things you can pursue in your free time (or solo time). CoP is one of them. The other two that I can think of off the top of my head are agi/evasion katanas (Kila +2) and Rise of the Zilart missions for Suppanomimi. Also doing quests for abyssites is something to work on.
#8 Jun 22 2011 at 1:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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I have Haub/SH/AF, is the Double Attack worth upgrading a Haub to Aurore? I am assuming the Aurore is slightly better but not by that much, however I've been wrong before.


You're fine with Haub/AF, but replace the SH with Aurore.

- Hauby is still your best WS piece (though if you're capping Acc, Osode beats it, and eventually Iga+1/+2 trumps all). No real problem with WSing in Hauby all the way to Iga+1/+2 though.

- AF/AF+1 are still tops as TP body when you're capping Acc. At lv90 with capped Katana skill, Cruor buffs, and Razed Ruins atma, you'll almost certainly be capped on most things in Abyssea. Outside Abyssea, you'll be capped on lv75 era mobs just based on level correction - in general the only thing that's currently an issue are Voidwatch NMs.

- Aurore makes SH obsolete - it's a better solo choice (and at about the same price). Same evasion/accuracy (Aurore has DEX+4/AGI+4, equating to an extra 2 Acc/Eva), plus adds DA+2% and the benefits of raw STR/AGI/DEX. Some people might still prefer something like SH+1/Antares for slightly more Eva, I'd personally take the DA on Aurore (not to mention it's cheaper).

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I have not finished CoP, are 2x Sniper's still decent enough?


If you're on the lower end of 75-90 and fighting higher level stuff in Abyssea, or significantly underleveled weapon skill, they can have some use. But as noted above, you'll be capping Acc on most things by lv90 so it's time to ditch Sniper's. With capped Acc, Sniper's are literally worse than having nothing at all on your fingers, since the Acc isn't doing anything for you and there are negative DEF/darkness resist stats.

Keen Ring is really cheap and has some nice Atk. Heed Ring is more expensive but is a great evasion piece with a big chunk of subtle blow - terrific solo choice and nice even in a group to reduce feeding TP to the mob (particularly important while trying to get !!! triggers in Abyssea, since a WS/spell during a mob's TP move won't proc !!!). The Acc on each is somewhat redundant, but doesn't hurt. ToAU isn't hard these days either, and Ulthalam's Ring is still a useful option. Iota can also make a decent placeholder if you already have it or have Einherjar points to burn, AGI/DEX are never a bad thing for a NIN.

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I currently have Senj/Fudo. I am 85 but I will go 2x Ichi till I can get the others. Is Hiwa a decent option for OH or is the damage too low? I can't see dropping the extra crit of my current setup for it.


2x Ichi-an is fine to hold you over until you get the better R/E Katanas or magian stuff. You're almost to 87 to use Ichi-an, so I wouldn't really bother changing what you have until then as the difference would be fairly minor.

Another weapon tip - skill up dagger and Great Katana when you can, as they have WS that a NIN can use to trigger weaknesses on Abyssea NMs. Tachi: Jinpu and Tachi: Koki for GK (red weakness). Cyclone/Energy Drain (red), and Shadowstich/Evisceration (blue) for Dagger. Red is the weakness that you need to hit to get Atma, and to help for getting Key Items from NMs. In an Atma farming group, a NIN is highly desired since it's the only job that can use Blade: Ei (the only Katana WS that triggers red), and a NIN plus a WAR can hit every red !!! there is.
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I'm pretty sure the Iga Ningi is the superior TP/WS piece rather than AF+1 body. I could be wrong thoough due to the exessive amounts of DW we have now. The Ninigi+2 has crit rate+5, att+23 and additional DW attack 2% (as the main beneficial stats in abyssea).

Anza made some excellant responces there, rrrate upz. The Kamome, like others have said is an amazing weapon that is very simple to get. Just go to Sobek's ??? in Mis coast, and ask any of the ptys there fighting him if you could possible nab the katana. They will all have it and 95% of the time it will just be a drop no-one can hold so it just falls into oblivion. You can do that right now and have a decent katana set of Ichi/kamome.

To Anza - I use the Twighlight knife on every NM I fight, Acc's a none issue, att is the only small let down, but not by much, but the TP drain is win. Its also nice seeing the QA kick and you get an 8HIT att round either due to other hand muily-hit or DW bonus kicking in. Some T3's in Hero's zones for example I might just go 2x EVA katanas, especially if Kuruyami isn't landing.
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I'm pretty sure the Iga Ningi is the superior TP/WS piece rather than AF+1 body. I could be wrong thoough due to the exessive amounts of DW we have now. The Ningi+2 has crit rate+5, att+23 and additional DW attack 2% (as the main beneficial stats in abyssea).


I struggle with this one a bit... I'm not completely confident which piece is ideal for TP, but it probably depends on how many +2 pieces you have (since each additional +2 enhances the set effect more). The Ningi+2 on its own is pretty potent, and may well be the ideal piece hands down. If you don't yet have the +2 though... AF+1 may edge out Iga+1, though either is certainly good.

I hear people saying that with full haste gear and buffs (Haste + Marches), you'll already be capping attack rate so more DW isn't helping. I'm not sure where that point is, but it's safe to assume that without capped haste and buffs you're still getting benefit from more DW.

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To Anza - I use the Twighlight knife on every NM I fight, Acc's a none issue, att is the only small let down, but not by much, but the TP drain is win. Its also nice seeing the QA kick and you get an 8HIT att round either due to other hand muily-hit or DW bonus kicking in.


I use my Twilight a whole lot too, especially when I'm doing anything /DNC just for the TP gain from TP drain and the occasional Quadruple Attack. Some people aren't as hot on it as I am, but I do love it on NIN. I don't really have an Acc issue either - I do have 8/8 Dagger merits though, and /DNC Accuracy Bonus trait is some extra insurance too.
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#11 Jun 24 2011 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Is there anything worth getting from the Addon scenarios? It looks like every possible combination of gear + augments gets outshined by the Iga set, so I'm wondering if I'm missing something here. :x
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kagemitsu wrote:
Is there anything worth getting from the Addon scenarios? It looks like every possible combination of gear + augments gets outshined by the Iga set, so I'm wondering if I'm missing something here. :x


I just recently finished ACP and chose an Evasion +10 Enhances Fast Cast +5% body. It was about the best thing I could come up with.

Also, ACP fight is a joke now. We did it with some DDs and a RDM/DRK for Chainspell Stun. It took about 3 seconds.

Edited, Jun 25th 2011 4:34pm by SFChakan
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Several ways you can go for a great WS head with Anwig Salade. The old style "ultimate multihit WS piece" was Acc+10/Atk+5, and STR+4/WSAcc+15. Still a very solid choice for Jin at 90, and even though it's likely overkill on Acc you could switch the first augment for something else (e.g. Increase WS DMG+2%). Plus it gives you more freedom to completely ditch Acc in other slots for STR/DEX/Atk. I'm personally just going to hang onto mine until I see how the lv91+ content is.

There ARE other WS options - e.g. Varangian Helm for single hit WS, and with Atma/Cruor Buffs you can even take the big Acc hit on Jin provided you have some Acc backing it up in other slots. Or Kanja Hachimaki is a very good multi-hit WS piece if you do need Acc (though Anwig still trumps it).

You could also do macro pieces, like stuff for /DNC. Waltz ability delay -2 on Anwig is helpful, there's also Waltz TP cost -5 on Desultor Tassets. Desultor also has movement s, peed +8%, nice daytime idle/general utility piece if you don't have Danzo Sune-Ate. Nothing really must have, but some nice situational stuff.

For body... eh, maybe not so hot for NIN these days, maybe Eva/DW for a nice solo piece. But I just used mine for unique augments for other jobs - Quick Draw -5 for my COR, the pet MAB/Macc augment for nuking on my PUP.

Edited, Jun 26th 2011 4:01pm by Anza
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Koga set. Still good? Ignore it? I just got myself the Hakama and was wondering if I should use them over Aurore legs.

In theory, 5% weapon delay reduction > 3% Haste for TP, no?
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Iga +2 body vs AF1 body depends entirely on the difficulty of the mob. I would say its good to use on big NMs in scars maybe(bhukis probably), and probably Heroes like dragua for example, where accuracy probably wont be capped, attack definately wont be, and depending on your atmas at first, fstr might not be either. So tping in Iga+2 body would be the way to go in those situations.

Exp mobs and paper difficulty type of NMs are good for AF1(tp)/Loki(ws), and with better gear youll have less NMs to actually need Iga+2 on. Also with marches/haste you wont need af1 either so haste buffs also affect that.
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#16 Jul 25 2011 at 10:24 AM Rating: Good
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As far as koga set goes, I still macro in +1 feet and hands for most enfeeble/nukes.
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i spend a lot of time working options on a spreadsheet that someone came up with and im happy it good for spotting good or better.

i should explain what follows is for Aby, where i take vv rr gh, or sub gh for apoc if doing nms. i have different sets for levelling npc putside aby or normal stuff.

i just got iga +1 body, was only planning to ws in it. af (dont have sea) body still is better for tp ive found. koga legs or aurore was a difficult one until i got iga +1. i actually tp in spiral/flame rings with centaurus/suppa as ears. i have the iga neck but actually tp in tiercel and ws with spike. i use the cursing throw wep instead or the crit item as i find im pulling a lot so i dont rely on the extra crit. this would change if i got the twilight belt, drop tiercel and add iga. as for back foragers is good as is vigilance.
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i spend a lot of time working options on a spreadsheet that someone came up with and im happy it good for spotting good or better.

i should explain what follows is for Aby, where i take vv rr gh, or sub gh for apoc if doing nms. i have different sets for levelling npc putside aby or normal stuff.

i just got iga +1 body, was only planning to ws in it. af (dont have sea) body still is better for tp ive found. koga legs or aurore was a difficult one until i got iga +1. i actually tp in spiral/flame rings with centaurus/suppa as ears. i have the iga neck but actually tp in tiercel and ws with spike. i use the cursing throw wep instead or the crit item as i find im pulling a lot so i dont rely on the extra crit. this would change if i got the twilight belt, drop tiercel and add iga. as for back foragers is good as is vigilance.



your spreadsheet isn't helping you much. you'd benefit more from getting sea and a brutal earring, getting atheling or even cavaros mantle instead of lolforagers, and replacing those STR rings with rajas/heed or rajas/eponas.
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It is my understanding that total delay reduction caps at 80%, taking into account dual wield and haste (and martial arts if you are a MNK or PUP). So you need to consider that when comparing Iga+2 and AF bodies. Your accuracy is also a factor in the decision.

Another piece to consider for evasion build is Blur Mantle. It is kind of a sidegrade to Boxer's Mantle, but is a lot easier to obtain, gives you AGI for more subtle blow, 2 more defense (meh), and -2% enemy critical hit rate.
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The only times Iga+2 is better for TP than AF body is if you need the accuracy, or you're getting double March + Haste (ergo, you don't need AF body to floor delay), or you've got Migawari up.

In all other situations, AF > Iga.

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the spreadsheet helps me for stuff i have at the moment. i dont doubt gear will change when i get it but until then i can only use what i have :p
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Was thinking of starting a new thread but wanted to ask here first. Finally finished cop and now working on brutal. Want to start farming ancient beastcoins if possible. My only job of sufficient level is nin/dnc... What section of limbus would you go? Would you skip any floors? I asked in linkshell, but only casters have farmed there. Any advice would be appreciated


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Was thinking of starting a new thread but wanted to ask here first. Finally finished cop and now working on brutal. Want to start farming ancient beastcoins if possible. My only job of sufficient level is nin/dnc... What section of limbus would you go? Would you skip any floors? I asked in linkshell, but only casters have farmed there. Any advice would be appreciated


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I just solo'd the first floor of Temenos North for the first time last night. There are 4 RDM Moblins and 2 WAR moblins. Was pretty easy, will net you around 7-8 coins. I was an idiot and picked the wrong box tho so I got a HP/MP/JA reset instead of items -.- You will probably have time to kill a gigas on the next floor as well but since it was my first time I ran out of time while fighting it.

I know a lot of people like to do SE Apollyon (slimes on first floor, crabs on second) but on the second floor you need to have daggers since the crabs are weak to piercing (unless you wanna spam ninjitsu). The NIN AF+1 items drop on these 2 which is why people do them.

You can probably do NW Apollyon as well, it is ghosts but they cast -agas. Probably be easier to do other floors.

Edited, Sep 12th 2011 10:06am by OMGItsABear
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I just solo'd the first floor of Temenos North for the first time last night. There are 4 RDM Moblins and 2 WAR moblins. Was pretty easy, will net you around 7-8 coins. I was an idiot and picked the wrong box tho so I got a HP/MP/JA reset instead of items -.- You will probably have time to kill a gigas on the next floor as well but since it was my first time I ran out of time while fighting it.

The 2nd floor would be tricky for a soloing NIN. There is one MNK Gigas that can be pulled by itself. Hundred Fists could be a killer. I don't think there's enough room to effectively kite it during hundred fists without linking the other Gigas. The other 3 Gigas link, so that's not a good option either.

Finding just one BLM who wouldn't mind duoing can open a lot of options.
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True, but I hardly had evasion issues, I accidentally pulled the 2 RDM moblins at the same time and wasn't in any danger of dying, even during chainspell. With blind and para and an evasion set you will probably have no problems with Hundred Fists but I guess I won't know for certain until I try.

Edit: I'll give it a shot when my timer is up, so we'll see on Wednesday night.

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I just solo'd the first floor of Temenos North for the first time last night. There are 4 RDM Moblins and 2 WAR moblins. Was pretty easy, will net you around 7-8 coins. I was an idiot and picked the wrong box tho so I got a HP/MP/JA reset instead of items -.- You will probably have time to kill a gigas on the next floor as well but since it was my first time I ran out of time while fighting it.

The 2nd floor would be tricky for a soloing NIN. There is one MNK Gigas that can be pulled by itself. Hundred Fists could be a killer. I don't think there's enough room to effectively kite it during hundred fists without linking the other Gigas. The other 3 Gigas link, so that's not a good option either.

Finding just one BLM who wouldn't mind duoing can open a lot of options.


you can kite the gigas down the hallway south to another room then back. plus his acc sucks. used to do this on mnk (back whenever footwork build was popular80? 85?) to open door to floor 3 and try for item chest from brd or whm sahagin. could never quite get that chest.

Edited, Sep 13th 2011 5:39am by Llester
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#27 Sep 14 2011 at 8:29 PM Rating: Good
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Ok I just did Temenos North again, MNK 2-hr is easy.

I casted Ni right before he did his 2 hour, so I had to cast Ichi once during Hundred Fists and he actually got one attack thru during his 2-hr. I didn't even bother to switch to evasion gear just stayed in TP/Haste gear the whole time. Definately doable. Got to the 3rd floor but didn't have time to kill any of the Sahagin.
#28 Sep 23 2011 at 3:31 AM Rating: Good
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I'd go for Apollyon

SE Apollyon maybe

Like someonelse said, if you can find a duo partner and have the gear then search wiki's flors and find which can be duo's. Anything that includes a mnk or thf you can prob insert 'nin', especially as eva rate will be high in limbus.

Ideally find 2 friends and smash it. Check which floors drop the +1 items too.
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#29 Sep 27 2011 at 7:37 PM Rating: Good
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Anguinus Belt or Breeze Belt for Blade: Jin? 95NIN/dnc, I use GH, RR, Apoc. I also have Breeze Gorget. My attack is 574 without food (in WS gear), and I eat yellow curry buns basically always. TY!
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#30 Nov 11 2011 at 2:18 AM Rating: Default
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A ring not mentioned for evasion is alert ring. It has +6 evasion and -3 acc. rare/ex.

Edit: drops from T2 vnm farruca fly.

Edited, Nov 11th 2011 12:20am by Gokuuu
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#31 Nov 19 2011 at 10:05 AM Rating: Good
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I realized last night that I'm still using O Kote for WS. I don't have Koga Tekko yet, and even after I get it, they'll be night time only. Am I missing a clear upgrade in the hand slot for WSs?
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#32 Nov 20 2011 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
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For Blade: Hi yeah, augmented Seiryu's are best, Iga+2 works too. For Jin there isn't really a clear-cut best option, it kinda depends on the rest of your set. If you have a surplus of DEX you can go with Heafoc for the STR, as long as your dDEX is still capped with the DEX-4. Other options would be Alcide's +1 or Ample Gloves. Nothing really stands out as being best, really.
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