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#1 Sep 03 2007 at 4:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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Foreword: A lot of this information has been taken from the current sticky by SirLavitzgamer. At his request, I am adding additional information that has not been included thus far.

DISCLAIMER: Please credit all respective authors. Guides that THEY created, they did for the good for others. The Authors took the time to create a Guide to help others, so please do not credit yourself for their work. Thank you.

Update Notes
Dec 9th 2007- Added Ignis Djinn soloing - LOCATION: Soloing
Dec 27th 2007- Removed Ignis Djinn; nerfed - LOCATION: Soloing
Dec 27th 2007- Added Blood Pacts and TP - LOCATION: Misc.
Jan 4th 2008- Added Testing Section+Crimson Howl - LOCATION: Testing
Jan 4th 2008- Added Summoner Facts/Rumors - LOCATION: Misc.
Mar 26th 2008- Added Elemental Siphon - LOOCATION: Spirits
May 20th 2008- Added Advanced Macros - LOCATION: Equipment
June 2nd 2008 - Added Merit BP Testing - LOCATION: Testing
June 2nd 2008 - Removed 2x Merit BP threads; obsolete with new thread - LOCATION Testing
March 17th 2009 - Added SMN Enmity Testing - LOCATION: Testing
August 10th 2009 - Added Augments: A Summoner's Guide - LOCATION: Equipment

Newbie and General Info Links

A Beginners Guide to SMN (Lv1-30) - Last Updated July 21st 2005 - Author: Unholyllama
Contains: Detailed breakdown of Blood Pacts between Lv1-30 and their uses, Subjob choices and common roles.

FFXI Summoners Handbook V2 - Last Updated July 11th 2006 - Author: DarkswordDX
Contains: Introduction of the Summoner class, how to obtain it, managing your avatars in a PT setup, core gear Lv1-60, basic info on Carbuncles Mitts, High level Primes, Spirits, Fenrir, Blood Pacts and Macros.

Guide to the Level 20 Avatar Fights - Last Updated August 18th 2004 - Author: Thiefcat
Contains: Even though it is probably the oldest link on this thread, it still remains one of the best sources of information for the Lv20 Mini-Prime fights.

How to obtain Diabolos - Last Updated December 14th 2005 - Author: Wingchild
Contains: Well laid-out, detailed information on how to obtain Diabolos, from getting to the Shrouded Maw to the fight itself.

How to play SMN in Merit Parties - Last Updated May 3rd 2007 - Author: Keylin
Contains: Detailed information on the best way to support your merit parties as a SMN, including different aspects such as MP management and Blood Pact usage.



Soloing Links

Summoner Soloing Encyclopedia - Last Updated 3rd March 2007 - Author: Spira
Contains: Extremly detailed information on all aspects of Summoner Soloing, including full Summoner parties. Note that this is an external link to KillingIfrit.

BCNM20 Shooting Fish Solo Guide - Last Updated November 15th 2005 - Author: Kazukisama
Contains: Brief outline of how to solo BCNM20-Shooting Fish. Please note that the video links on this thread are broken.

KSNM30 E-vase-ive Action - Last Updated February 22nd 2007 - Author: Various Authors
Contains: A discussion on how to tackle KSNM30 E-vase-ive Action as a SMN, be it duo, trio, or solo.

Summoner ENM60 Pulling The Strings - Last Updated July 7th 2007 - Author: Various Authors
Contains: A discussion on how to tackle ENM60 Pulling the Strings as a SMN, various strategies are outlined.

Mission Links

Chains of Promathia - A Summoners Perspective - Last Updated December 8th 2005 - Author: CubsWoo
Contains: Detailed information on CoP Mission battles as the Summoner job.


Spirits Links

A Study of Elemental Spirits - Last Updated 6th June 2006 - Author: Spira
Contains: Extremly detailed information about the arguably least used spells by Summoners, the humble Spirit. Please note this is an external link to KillingIfrit.

Elemental Siphon - Last Updated 26th March 2008 - Author: Summoner Community
Contain: Information on the new Job Ability for Summoners, Elemental Siphon, which restores a significant (200-300) amount of MP every 5 minutes.


Equipment Links

Summoner Equip Guide - Last Updated September 10th 2005 - Author: TwoDeuce
Contains: Lists of general SMN equip and what level they are obtained, delving into how some of the items are obtained via colour-coding. Please note this guide is very out of date and many better alternatives to the gear listed have arisen.

Ultimate Lv75 SMN Equipment :: A Discussion - Last Updated October 6th 2006 - Author: Allakhazam Community - Thread Started By: Nakedman
Contains: A general discussion of the best possible summoner equipment at Lv75. Most of the items listed are still valid as of September 2007, though a few new items have cropped up, most of which however, are minor.

The Summoner Equipment Guide - Last Updated 26th April 2006 - Author: jyneefur
Contains: Detailed lists of what items Summoners should get at the approriate levels. This is fairly recent, having the vast majority of Summoner equipment in the game.

How to obtain a Yinyang Robe - Last Updated 6th December 2005 - Author: Various Authors
Contains: Very helpful guides for Summoners wishing to obtain a Yinyang Robe from Shikigami Weapon. Please note that this is an external link to KillingIfrit.

So you want Carbuncle's Mitts? - Last Updated December 4th 2005 - Author: Kazukisama
Contains: Much information on the Carbuncle Mitts fight in the Temple of Uggalepih including the Uggalepih Offering. Please note the map links no longer work.

{Sweets} Food Guide for Summoner Last Updated 29th June 2006 - Author: Lady IOryxI
Contains: Very detailed information on what different foods do for Summoner, mainly looking at MP+ and hMP+. Whilst this isn't technically Equipment, I felt it was suitable for this section.

Summoning Torque or Sacrifice Torque - Last Updated August 25th 2007 - Author: Various Authors
Contains: Discussion on which is better for Blood Pacting, SMN Torque or the Sac. Torque.

Penance Robe vs Yinyang Robe - Last Updated March 22nd 2007 - Author: Various Authors
Contains: Discussion among fellow summoners of which is better, and for what situations, between these two body pieces.

Advanced Macros - Last Updated September 27th 2007 - Author: Various Authors
Contains: Details on various macro sets used by fellow summoners. A great resource to see what other summoners use macro-wise behind the scenes.

Augments - A Summoner's Guide - Last Updated: 9th August 2009 - Author: Kegsay
Contains: Details on various augmented pieces of equipment, sorted by slot and effect.


Discussion Links

The Summoner Upgrade - Last Updated December 7th 2005 - Author: Spudmatt
Contains: Information of the time of the Summoner update which gave Avatars TP and allowed Magic Bursting and Avatar Skillchains.

Waking the Beast - Last Updated: 30th April 2006 - Author: Various Authors - Thread Started By: cesario
Contains: A discussion on the Waking the Beast quest. Please note that this is an external link to KillingIfrit.

Summoner Meriting Discussion - Last Updated April 11th 2006 - Author: Lamente
Contains: A discussion on what to merit as a Summoner, given that Magic Attack affects Diabolos.

Summoner-friendly BCNMs Last Updated: January 27th 2007 - Author: Various Authors
Contains: A discussion on summoner-friendly BCNMs.

Summoner=Support Last Updated [ongoing] - Author: Calea
Contains: A discussion on how Summoner should be played, in this case, as a support role.

Summoner Melee Compilation - Last Updated [ongoing] - Author: Enilanerda
Contains: A discussion on how Summoner should be played, in this case, as a Melee. Meleeing idea/equipment/strategies utilising Spirit Taker for limitless MP are included. This role is typically "against the grain" and is highly controversial.

Dynamis Drop records for SMN Gear - Last Updated June 18th 2007 - Author: Various Authors
Contains: A discussion where Summoners share their records on SMN AF2 from Dynamis, the sorrow, the joy.


Multimedia Links

Mini-Avatar Summoner Videos - Author: Azzam - Download format: Zip file
Additional Information : Download link last checked 10th December 2007.

Avatar Gifs - Author: Birgette - Download format: Gif file
Additional Information : Download link last checked 10th December 2007.


Testing Links

Crimson Howl - Author: Enilanerda
Contains: Testing on the % increase of Crimson Howl, its modifiers and which attack bonuses it takes into account (Base, songs, etc).

A Closer Look at Ruinious Omen - Last Updated August 12th 2007 - Author: Various Authors
Contains: A discussion-based thread on Ruinious Omen, from the precise percentages taken off to the resist rates.

Merit Blood Pact Tests - Last Updated 16th June 2nd 2008 - Author: Enilanerda
Contains: Statistics on the Lv75 Blood Pacts, as well as the effects with more TP, and effects with merits in Avatar Magical Attack. Very precise with a lot of good information contained, with conclusions at the top of the page for easy reading.

Avatar Attack Testing - Last Updated November 16th 2006 - Author: Enilanerda
Contains: Information about the effects of "Enhances Avatar Attack" and meriting Physical Attack, and the differences they make. Very informative. For more information, check out this link which is by the same Author.

Blood Pacts and TP - Last Updated December 27th 2007 - Author: AshokanofOdin
Contains: Testing on whether or not Blood Pacts feed the enemy TP. A variety of BPs are tested, from melee hits, Lv70 BPs, to Tier IV and Merit spells.

SMN Enmity Testing - Last Updated 17th March 2009 - Author: lightningcount
Contains: Detailed information on "what if" situations for accruing enmity in a party setting. A good read.


Misc. Links

Waking the Beast - Carbuncle Prime - Last Updated 7th March 2006 - Author: Ryuko
Contains: A treasure trove of information and details on the Carbuncle Prime fight of Waking the Beast quest. The video at the bottom of the post is still functioning as of 2nd September 2007. Please note this is an external link to Killing Ifrit.

Nightmare vs Sleepga - Last Updated February 25th 2007 - Author: Various Authors
Contains: A debate on which is more reliable in most situations, Shiva's Sleepga or Diabolos's Nightmare.

Summoner Server List - Last Updated [N/A] - Author: [N/A]
Contains: Find summoners to duo/trio with!

Offical Summoner Ding Thread - Last Updated [N/A] - Author: [N/A]
Contains: Everyones dings!

Summoner Facts/Rumors - Last Updated August 31st 2006 - Author: agreen
Contains: VERY informative details on little quirks about SMN, from basic things such as sneak not wearing when assaulting to more diverse areas such as telling your avatar to attack multiple monsters using only Retreat.

FFXIclopedia on SMN
KillingIfrit on SMN
Skillchain Chart Aden's.




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#2 Sep 03 2007 at 11:39 AM Rating: Default
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A good one to add would be the test's I did on the Merit Bloodpacts.
I did a lot of initial testing, then someone made a really nice webpage with graphs ect, then I added some more data to it.
I'll see if I can find it for you...

Got em:

My original thread:
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/jobs.html?fjob=15;mid=1182032172212031282;num=28;page=1

The tests/data by Sodalites:
http://cheeksoda.wordpress.com/2007/07/16/merit-blood-pact-tests/
Then my follow up data is in the same thread down the page.

The original test before the update:
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/jobs.html?fjob=15;mid=11575386767578183;num=2;page=1

Another mini-test that Shadowkind also added some info, on EP testing TP bonus on Easy Prey mobs:
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/jobs.html?fjob=15;mid=1181469199168862678;num=20;page=1

Avatar Physical Attack Test:
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/jobs.html?fjob=15;mid=1163666084242922;num=20;page=1

A very small Af2 Feet + Sac torque test.
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/jobs.html?fjob=15;mid=1163962420282508567;num=1;page=1

Feel free to use or exclude what you feel is or isn't worthy.
Nice job btw. Glad someone decided to take over.
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#3 Sep 03 2007 at 4:29 PM Rating: Good
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Updated :D
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#4 Sep 04 2007 at 5:00 PM Rating: Good
Very nice looking kegsay, I just ran through it, I dont think I saw Adens skillchain chart? Thats not a bad link to throw in the misc section.

Good job on this, it looks good.
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#6 Dec 09 2007 at 5:07 PM Rating: Good
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Updated with Ignis Djinn information and retested Multimedia links.
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#7 Dec 26 2007 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Would like to suggest this thread, as avatar-generated monster TP.
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Updated; removed Ignis Djinns and added the BP/TP thread.
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#9 Jan 03 2008 at 10:14 PM Rating: Good
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http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/jobs.html?fjob=15;mid=1199425860178835206;num=0;page=1

Ifrit's Crimson Howl Tests
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#10 Mar 26 2008 at 3:03 PM Rating: Good
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Added Elemental Siphon to Spirits!
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#11 Apr 25 2008 at 6:10 PM Rating: Good
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Can you put this link in, as an option for "Advanced Macros" and save us 10 threads a month? Thank you.
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/jobs.html?fjob=15;mid=1190684490117299250;num=11;page=1
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Added Advanced Macros as per request. Apologies for the delayed adding!
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#13 Jun 01 2008 at 7:18 PM Rating: Good
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Everything you need to know about Merit Blood Pacts:
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/jobs.html?fjob=15;mid=121237575685153382;num=0;page=1

This has everything in it, so you can take down my original Merit BP testing, and it also has a link to Sodalitas, and goes above and beyond his testing, with his Copy/pasted in where it mattered. So prolly best to take his down also, since his old theories were based on the 40 TP bonus idea, which has been since proven to be incorrect on SE's side.

I will also update this when our Merit Pacts are increased to Level 5.

Thanks,
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Updated
Added Merit Blood Pact Testing;
Removed 2 other now obsolete threads.
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#15 Jun 11 2010 at 10:37 AM Rating: Default
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uh stupid question, but how do i get diablos....i am coming back to the game and its been a while, and besides unlocking all the new jobs, expecially blu. i would really like to get diablos. so if someone could tell me how to, that would be awsome. thanks
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It's very saddening that no one keeps these guides updated anymore.
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