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#77 Sep 06 2007 at 5:03 PM Rating: Good
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I just got Exuviation solo as 75 blu/bst. Inside the gate at J7 of Mt. Zhayolm there is a Wamoura spawn point. There is a path to the south that leads to a leadge and an open area with about 7 Magmatic Eruca’s. Charm a fly outside the gate and sick it on the Wamoura. Don’t worry too much about the links they are extremely slow plus when the fly dies they lose aggro. Make sure to use a silent oil before running down the south path because of the clots. Once you get the Wamoura to the Magmatic Eruca’s its easy. Just keep throwing mobs at it until it dies. A crawler will take 10-15% off the Wamoura. Keep Zephyr Mantle and Metallic Body up and you can survive a mischarm. This was far easier to solo than Mind Blast was.
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#78 Sep 11 2007 at 11:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hello people!

The Exuviation page has been changed to add the solo strat given above. Some small changes made on other pages to correct some typos and such.

I hope that everyone is enjoying the hunt for Blue Magic! Keep your suggestions coming in if you find a new or better camp.

Myriads
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#79 Sep 15 2007 at 4:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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You put alot of effort into this. I'll definitely be checking it as I level BLU, thank you!
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#80 Sep 21 2007 at 7:13 AM Rating: Excellent
This is an awesome guide!! I just started leveling Blue Mage and I've used it to help me get all the spells so far.

Thanks for posting it.
#81 Sep 23 2007 at 4:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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Just a note, a 75 RDM solo'd Magic Hammer for me. A 75 BLM could probably solo them also.

We went to the camp you suggested in Mamook to find Poroggos (great directions).

As for the fight, my rdm friend would just sleep/nuke it. Thunder 3 was never resisted, and neither was sleep. They're also aspirable. Anyways, nuke/sleep/aspir/rest and repeat is a very safe way to kill them. Don't silence them. They'll start casting a spell as soon as they wake up, but you can sleep them before they get any dangerous spells off. This way, they won't be able to melee you either.

Keep doing this until they get close to 25% HP. Keep track of the number of nukes, as each nuke will give it 10% TP. When you know they'll go under 25% HP and get 100% TP, have the rdm or blm stand next to it and then nuke. They'll start to cast a spell, then use a WS. If it uses Frog Cheer, Magic Hammer, or Providence, continue sleep/nuking it until it dies. If they use Frog Song, they won't attack you, because you haven't been doing anything. Your friend will become charmed, the frog will despawn, and then your friend will uncharm. If it uses Providence, silena your friend, then sleep/nuke it.

I got magic hammer on the 3rd frog we fought. I don't recommend meleeing it if you're duoing it, as it will have many opportunities to charm you and despawn before it dies.

98/100 spells now, just need Mind Blast and Exuviation. I'll definately be using this guide when I go for those spells. =)
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#82 Sep 25 2007 at 12:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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Magic Hammer has been changed to include the above info.

Several Sea Spells have been edited to include solo strats for them.

A few minor edits to some other pages to fix typos, and add small bits of info.

Glad that all of you are still enjoying the guide, and keep the updates rolling in!

I'm getting braced for November... :)

Myriads
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#83 Sep 29 2007 at 6:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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Exuviation today! And got it with a duo no less. =)

My 75 RDM friend and I decided to go after some Wamouras, and we learned that they're actually pretty easy!

Camp: We went to Mount Zhayolm, but there were blm's killing the wamoura princes at camp A and B so no wamouras were up. We ended up camping at the C camp, on the west side of the map. At first, we tried camping at C-7 because there were 3 wamoura there, but the princes kept getting in the way. There is a nice camp at the upper right part of C-6, next to the water. Nothing aggros there and you can pull the wamoura to the southeast and another one to the east.

Spells: Set both dispel spells, Frost Breath, sleep spells, magic fruit, and HP+ spells.
Also, I went /whm. At lvl 66 BLU/WHM I did not pull hate from the rdm, and I could still cast Erase and Stoneskin.

Fight: Like Magic Hammer, sleep/nuke the mob! Because they were lvls 80-82, my rdm friend used blizzard 3 only. You can help nuke too, with Frost Breath. Set a time to nuke, and start casting frost breath a vana-minute before that, because it has a longer cast time than blizzard. The wamouras resisted nukes sometimes, but if unresisted my frost breath (with taru HP) did 535 damage. Blizzard 3 did 525 damage. After that, sleep 2 it. The RDM can aspir it, which I recommend. ES + sleepga would steal about 100 MP.

Each Blizzard III and Frost Breath would give it 10% TP. Be sure to keep track of how much tp it has. If you know it'll get 100% TP or more, keep stoneskin and barfira up.

The weird thing was, the wamoura only did 3 different WS. These were Erosion Dust, Exuviation, and Erratic Flutter. It seemed to use Erosion Dust about 50% of the time, and Exuviation the other 50%. It only used Erratic Flutter twice. I'm guessing it didn't use the other 2 WS because we weren't in range. ^^. Note: the wamoura used Exuviation and cured 0 HP once. I don't think it has to have an enfeeb on it to use it, but we had para on it anyways. Just in case.

Back to the fight. If it didn't use Exuviation and had more than 25% HP, we'd keep sleep/nuking it. Once the wamoura reaches 25% or less, the RDM would gravity it. Then I'd Banish/Banish II/Banishga and my friend would cast stone/water. Each of these gives it 10% TP, so do this till it has 80 or 90% TP while the RDM runs around. Sleep it, buff, banish/stone it, and hope it uses Exuviation.

We only fought 7 Wamoura. Only the 1st wamoura didn't use exuviation, because we didn't feed it tp. After that we'd do the above strategy and it wouldn't take long for it to use Exuviation.

Anyways, hope this helps some future BLU's. You don't need an entire alliance of blu's to kill wamouras, like I previously thought, hehe. Good luck!

Edit: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v13/a114d/img_20070929_141624.png shows the wamouara using exuviation and healing 0 HP.

Edited, Sep 29th 2007 11:04pm by Jordaann
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#84 Oct 02 2007 at 11:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hello BLU's!

The Duo strat for Exuviation has been added to it's page. Also corrections on Flan aggro methods have been made on several pages.

I've gotten a lot of positive feedback of late via mail and even in game, and I want to say thanks for all the kind words!

Myriads
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BST 99//BLU 99//PUP 99//
DNC 99//WHM 99//BRD 99
SAM 75//BLM 73//SCH 50//
NIN 49//RDM 42//MNK 42//
WAR 30//THF 15//RUN 15//
SMN 06//COR 05//DRK 02


Alch 62.0//BSmith 28.5//Bone 54.4//
Wood 100.0//Cook 36.9//Fishing 110.0//
GSmith 20.1//Leath 2.1//Cloth 22.3//
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#85 Oct 16 2007 at 11:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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A new camp has been added for Spinal Cleave which is great for folks with a lot of high level help (as in a merit party worth of them) :)

Also minor changes to some spawn locations for other spells.

Hope that all of the Blues out there are learning spells on the first try!

Myriads
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SAM 75//BLM 73//SCH 50//
NIN 49//RDM 42//MNK 42//
WAR 30//THF 15//RUN 15//
SMN 06//COR 05//DRK 02


Alch 62.0//BSmith 28.5//Bone 54.4//
Wood 100.0//Cook 36.9//Fishing 110.0//
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#86 Oct 30 2007 at 11:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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A number of small changes made to a few pages. Mostly position details, and such. Feel free to keep any updates coming.

Getting ready for new spells :-) It will be nice to see "Myriads learns XXXXX" in yellow text again. I miss it!

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DNC 99//WHM 99//BRD 99
SAM 75//BLM 73//SCH 50//
NIN 49//RDM 42//MNK 42//
WAR 30//THF 15//RUN 15//
SMN 06//COR 05//DRK 02


Alch 62.0//BSmith 28.5//Bone 54.4//
Wood 100.0//Cook 36.9//Fishing 110.0//
GSmith 20.1//Leath 2.1//Cloth 22.3//
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#87 Nov 18 2007 at 10:27 AM Rating: Excellent
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Can this thread be stickied already? ^^
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#88 Nov 27 2007 at 12:44 AM Rating: Good
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Also OP, there's a new camp for Jettatura in the WOTG areas. Finally one in uncapped areas. Some Hippogryphs that are around lvl 75 in Grauberg, at around F9. And yes, it can be learned from them, as I did.
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#89 Nov 27 2007 at 2:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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I just want to say hat this is the best help with any job that I have seen in 2 years of playing this game. Well done and thank you. Big rate up.

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#90 Nov 27 2007 at 11:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hello folks,

With the expansion out, information is starting to flow in. Many folks are saddened by the fact that we didn't get our spells yet, but there is still much to be done. Many old spells have new and/or better camps! Here are a list of things that need study, and will help the Grounds progress:

In regards to the new Hypogryph camp in Grauberg, that will be added once I can find out the mob placement, and other issues that exist in the camp. To the poster that learned there, can you expand on what your fights were like, if you soloed, etc? Any rude suprises in the camp area we should know about?

I'm aware that we have a very good new Magic Hammer Camp in West Sarub {S} where the Proggo are only level 55ish. Still working out the spawn condition/locations/exact levels for the P. Gents there. Beware the Toad beatdown!

I believe we now have Buggards in the Islet. Level unknown currently. More Treants about also.

Levels for the Colberi in the Ronfair zone need to be found.

The Spiders in N. Gusta are an excellent option for sickle slash, but levels still need working out.

Also, while we cannot learn the new spells yet we can start to figure out where they will be best hunted and any nasty surprises that might come with the learning (like the slugs de-armor move. Dispellable?) And under what conditions do Gnoles use Assirian Claw? I killed a lot and never saw it once.

Clearly there are solo camps for the Ladybugs in Ron, and the Raff's in the Saruba. Slugs seem to only be in Pashow. Gnats are in the Fort, and Meri Mounts. But levels are not clear. Gnoles are in Jugnar and Battila, again, levels are needed, as are the conditions that exist in it's TP moves use.

As always I'm looking to the community to provide info and ideas. Updates will follow as information firms up.

I hope that all of you are having fun. And once more thank you for the kind comments.

Myriads
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DNC 99//WHM 99//BRD 99
SAM 75//BLM 73//SCH 50//
NIN 49//RDM 42//MNK 42//
WAR 30//THF 15//RUN 15//
SMN 06//COR 05//DRK 02


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#91 Dec 04 2007 at 11:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hello folks!

I have updated the Hunting grounds to now include the new camps for Radiant Breath, Jettaura, and Magic Hammer. Some details still need to be worked out regarding levels, but that is coming. I still need to locate all the Buggards in the Islet, so no update there yet.

I'm still working on getting a listing of all the TP moves that each of the new mobs use. Knowing what evil a mob can toss at us is a key feature to the Hunting grounds. I'm amazed at how little study has been done anyplace on the web on this.

Level verification is always difficult. I appreciate any work done there.

A high priority is finding out the exact conditions that allow Gnoles to use Asuran Claw. I've seen some posts that hint that they Gnoles only will stand upright when it's a full moon phase as listed by the ingame timer. Also do only the nasty VT Gnoles in Jugnar do this, or all of them? This spell may turn out to be a true pain to farm based on what we find. So we should use our month to find out as much as we can :-)

I am creating pages for the new mobs and spells, so if they are added they will go live very quickly after the update. Until the spells are added for sure I won't make them live though. I feel that would be confusing. I plan to give the new spells a slightly different background color to highlight them in the main list for ease in finding the new ones.

As always I appreciate the community support, I enjoy working on the guide and hearing from folks.

Myriads
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SAM 75//BLM 73//SCH 50//
NIN 49//RDM 42//MNK 42//
WAR 30//THF 15//RUN 15//
SMN 06//COR 05//DRK 02


Alch 62.0//BSmith 28.5//Bone 54.4//
Wood 100.0//Cook 36.9//Fishing 110.0//
GSmith 20.1//Leath 2.1//Cloth 22.3//
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#92 Dec 14 2007 at 10:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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Keep up the great work^^
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#93 Dec 18 2007 at 1:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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Man, I am impressed. This is gonna help a lot. Especially as I'm not keen on the whole /NIN thing.

#94 Dec 22 2007 at 10:59 AM Rating: Good
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OMG Amazingly Helpfull! Didnt know I needed to do CoP missions so bad till I read this , thankyou for saving me alot of wasted time!
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#95 Jan 08 2008 at 11:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hello folks.

Some minor updates to the pages (added new camp for feather tickle) and corrected a number of small typos and errors that people have pointed out.

Also, the basic frames, maps, and mob images for the six possible new WotG spells have been finished, and are just waiting for the update, so we can have the mp costs and levels for them. I should have all these pages ready to go as soon as the info arrives.

Information that is still needed:

Most important is Gnole Behavior. I need someone to confirm that they have seen a non-Lobison Gnole stand under the full moon. As I solo I'm not able to test them myself. Anyone up for an experiment next full moon? Getting a Battila one to stand would be good enough for proof in my book.

And of course we still need to pin exact levels of all the new mobs. Any info there is always welcome.

As always, thank you for supporting the Hunting Grounds!

Myriads
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DNC 99//WHM 99//BRD 99
SAM 75//BLM 73//SCH 50//
NIN 49//RDM 42//MNK 42//
WAR 30//THF 15//RUN 15//
SMN 06//COR 05//DRK 02


Alch 62.0//BSmith 28.5//Bone 54.4//
Wood 100.0//Cook 36.9//Fishing 110.0//
GSmith 20.1//Leath 2.1//Cloth 22.3//
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#96 Jan 08 2008 at 3:05 PM Rating: Good
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Just spent a few hours (during full moon 98-100%) killing the ones in batallia.
No sign of Asuran Claw.

Lots of Plenilune embrace for nearly 2k HP though.
One Gnole kept curing itself so much it took half an hour to kill it :P
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#97 Jan 26 2008 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
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#98 Jan 31 2008 at 1:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi, just wanted to say this is a great guide and a large help for people who otherwise wouldn't know where to camp for spells.

I would like to add a suggestion on 1000 needles.

Your guide says it's soloable by 50+ BLUs but this may be a generalization.

What about Tarutaru Blus? Having 1k+ HP in the 50s isn't an option for us little guys, unless we gear entirely for HP.

Personally, I solod it by subbing SMN.

BST Sub might work but if you're purposefully lowering your dmg (I use a low dmg low delay club to feed mobs TP), whatever you've charmed will be doing too much damage and possibly pull hate. If your pet pulls hate and gets killed right before needles goes off, it's nearly a guaranteed k.o. for a midget BLU.

I subbed SMN, had carby buff me with Shining Ruby, ate a meatkabob and geared for DEF, and drank a Persikos Au Lait. Carby doesn't do much dmg at all (barely even lands a hit), so he won't pull hate.

1000 Needles went off, carby died, I took 500 dmg, I was still in very good shape afterward and finishing the mob off was easy.

Obviously, you cast carby before pulling the mob, because you probably won't get the chance during. Since carby is draining your MP quickly, you want to finish each fight quickly. If you are closer to the lvl to learn 1000 Needles, your staff skill (if leveled) will allow you to hit the mob reliably, so you might consider using a Light Staff to help with carby's perpetuation cost.

I would recommend starting off with heavy DD spells right from the git-go, lower the mobs health to under 40%ish, then rely on staff (or club) dmg only. That way, after the mob uses Needles, you can spam DD spell quickly to kill it without worrying about it getting TP to fire off another Needles before it dies.

(I believe this is stunnable but if you're subbing a mage job and using an off weapon like staff or club, your accuracy on Head **** is not reliable enough for my taste).

Better safe than sorry IMO. I only gave each mob a chance for 1 1000 Needles. I never died using this method. Took me 4 mobs.

I was too lazy to email you on the site, but it seems you read this forum enough to get suggestions in off of it too.

Thx for the great guide, keep it up! ^_^
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#99 Jan 31 2008 at 4:51 AM Rating: Good
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Just wanted to point out again how great this guide is . Thnx a lot for this
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#100 Jan 31 2008 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Reread how it says to get the spell solo in the 50's. I don't remember it saying that you personally need to have 1k hp to get it - it says:

"Blue Mage Hunting Grounds" wrote:
Not much in the way of special items are needed. One or two friends, pets, or fellows, to soak up damage from 1000 Needles. A Chocobo to get to camp, and a low damage weapon to feed the monster TP helps.


and

"Blue Mage Hunting Grounds" wrote:
But surviving the required view of 1000 Needles is needful! This is easily done by bringing at least two other people (or pets, avatars, wyvern, puppets, or Adventure Fellows) This will divide the damage between all of you, and you'll have no issues surviving the spell.


I don't think anything else needs to be said, since that covers how to survive it. And, as far as being solo, it includge puppets, wyvern, avatars or Adventure Fellows as the solution, so it's addressed. I don't see anywhere saying: "Fight this on your own."
#101 Jan 31 2008 at 6:49 PM Rating: Good
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? Yes, I missed the comment about bringing people, but reading the quoted text, it says pets (wyverns). Doesn't sound like Solo to me ^_^ Unless you can call wyvern from sub now.

I was just giving my take on SMN sub and the steps I took. First time I ever got rated down for posting USEFUL information lol. If you were to say my post was common sense, you could go on to say that his guide was common sense also (it was for me and many others). That doesn't mean it isn't a useful and helpful compilation.

And by a token, my thoughts are also useful and informative. So uh.. you coulda just politely pointed out that I missed his suggestion to use pets instead of defaulting me. ^_^
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