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Crazy (or used to be crazy) smn solos.Follow

#1 Oct 06 2012 at 10:06 AM Rating: Good
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Recently, I found out a friend of mine will need avatars pretty soon, so I decided to see if I could solo them.

I figured I could solo most of them fine (I was right) tho Levi might be a problem. (Heck, wiki even said that a 75 smn couldn't do it!) Well, at 99, no problem:
http://netkups.com/?d=409a4b6bef050

Also I found as smn/nin I could solo Fenfen no problem. I've done that twice so far, both times Fraps crapped up the sound. (Bleeh!) Anyway, here it is, I don't know why Fraps craps up the sound in Full Moon Fountain... Also for any people new at the summoner job; don't try doing that unless you know how to avatar kite with bping, have /nin, have decent to rocking gear, and have nerves of steel. ^^

Is there anything else (Well, avatars count if they're hard like Fenny) that you'd count as crazy that you've soloed?

Edited, Oct 6th 2012 1:18pm by maryadavies
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#2 Oct 07 2012 at 2:36 AM Rating: Good
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With the right Atma setup we can take on a lot of Abyssea, actually.

There's a pretty hefty thread someone started over on the SE forums detailing a lot of nifty solos. The key it is usually the Ducal Guard Atma, which pumps our avatar's -dmg taken to mighty near - if not at - the cap for it. The thread can be found here:
http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxi/threads/23605-Summoner-solo-duo-small-group-vs-Abysea-NM-Compendium

Among other things are listed tips for at least half of the zone bosses, T2 and T3 VNMs, and a number of NMs for empy weapon trials.

The one I am personally most proud of soloing is Glavoid. He was giving my group a lot of trouble with Disgorge - often flat one-shotting our poor monk. And then someone mentioned that FFXIclopedia said that Earth Carol could help cut down on Disgorge's damage. Since that meant Disgorge had to be part magic, it didn't take much for me to suggest Garuda. My LS was willing to stand by and let me give it a try one day, so I took the chance.

Setting Ducal Guard, Mounted Champion, and Razed Ruins, Garuda tanked like a champion. There was the occasional Whispering Wind, needed, but it was mostly a matter of timing my Predator Claws commands between Glavoid's TP moves. It was a pretty smooth solo, all-in-all, taking maybe 20 minutes. Needless to say, Garuda became our official back-up tank on Glavoid after that!
#3 Oct 08 2012 at 1:49 PM Rating: Good
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Well, add one more to crazy smn solos in aby. I just soloed Teekeselchen.

Atma; RR, DC, and MM. I'll tape the next one if people are curious, it just involves some clever kiting. And a prismatic elixir; that really helps.

Edited, Oct 8th 2012 3:50pm by maryadavies
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#4 Feb 23 2013 at 9:01 AM Rating: Good
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Balaur is a fun solo with RR, Apoc and VV :)

Ironclad in Attohwa too ^^

Sure it's more dangerous, but certainly goes faster. Most things can be soloed easily with DC, but to say it's fun or crazy, not really lol. It was hella crazy soloing the avatars as a Smn at 72. That was hard haha, you didnt exactly have enough perp- gear to hold out without auto-refresh and convert. So it came down to Carby kiting to get mp back and hoping time didnt run out. I remember having 10 seconds left on some fights XD

Oh! I would really recommend the Mercenary Camp fight, the fight at the end of the Generals quests in Aht Uhrgan. I won with a party barely, we had 10 seconds left also ;)

Of course, everything becomes harder without using items, im looking at you!
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