For sarcopyslla I just killed it on rdm/nin because it was easier for me. Im missing the sneak scroll on /nin lol and I felt it was a waste to keep using oils/powders when I could easily do it on rdm.
not that that helps those who dont have rdm.
Ive not tried it on smn so this is only what Id do in theory as I understand the mechanics of how the nm works and I understand it always sounds easier on paper then it actually is. 8(
I think sarcopsylla is going to be one you're going to have to BP to death whether you risk ripping hate off your avatar or not. Sarcopsylla casts something so frequently Id be kiting it like a rdm anyway minus the DoTs, if you keep running you're not going to get hit and if you get hate cause you're BP:raging it to death then your avatar wont get one shotted neither. This is when Id wish I had those shantotto fast pants me thinks though movement speed is really not necessary..just keep running. When it starts casting flare or maybe fire3 is when Id be running in to BP:rage just make sure you have utsusemi up, flare one shotted me on rdm with dalmy, stoneskin, phalanx and all that other good stuff, smn would be dead x10. Atleast though with your avatar out you shouldnt have that much issues losing claim as I did on rdm.
For sarcopsylla you need /nin, stoneskin and blink isnt going to save you..ustusemi blocks everything but firaga3 which you should always be out of range of cause you shouldnt stop kiting.
I always dragged it over to and kiting around one of the stone fences near where you warp in if you were going to campaign. I wouldnt go to the campaign fort only because of obvious reasons, people and lag.
BP:rages didnt seem to interupt lizardtraps casting so I doubt it'd interupt sarcopsylla either.
If you lose claim on sarc. cause of flare and your avatar doesnt reclaim it, reput up utsusemi cause you gotta go step on it to reaggro it. But run away the instant you reclaim it.
Anyways yeah..if I were to do it on smn, Id play it like a rdm. The hardest part is probably the pull to the campaign fort cause of trees and one set of chigoes on the way but if you hug the wall you shouldnt have any problems.
Sic avatar on NM, run away to fort area, recast avatar when needed, when you get to safe kiting area, wait til it casts something like flare or fire3 (flare has the longer cast time) and BP:rage, run the frick away a good 35'+ (the nm takes stupidly long paths to get to you around some of those fences), kite the dude til it casts flare again (if your avatar is dead/near dead Id use this time to recast and not BP that round), BP:rage, run the frick away again. If you dont have an avatar out then thats fine, just keep running til it casts flare or something and recast. Always keep utsusemi up.
and always keep a visual on the NM cause if you lose claim its hard to see where it went. And dont cast anything when its casting burn 8|
I dont keep track of avatar or my own emnity, theres just no balance when you're BPing.
Sarc. and LT are similar but I thought LT was a bit harder because LT casts alot of -gas which utsusemi doesnt help with but its spells will still one shot you through stoneskin. Most of Sarcs spells are absorbed by utsu and flare takes forever to cast. LT I had to resort to really long battles of essentially shiva/ifrit kiting and no BPs because ripping hate off them killed me every single time. Sarc is probably easier to BP to death in theory. It was easy to dot/nuke to death on rdm atleast lol.
Edited, Dec 19th 2009 11:38pm by Glddaisy
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