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#1 Jun 20 2011 at 7:40 AM Rating: Default
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Lets hear about your setup and aoe farming exploits...
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#2 Jun 20 2011 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
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im assuming you know how since ive seen a lot of posts on how its done. little help if you need.

for charged whisker:
jupiter staff/spear grip/thunder satchet
aias bonnet/shifting necklace/hecates/moldy
teal/af3+2/thundersoul/thundersoul
nifty mantle/thiazi belt/af3+2/af3+2
i think probably the only upgrade would be changing teal for loki's kaften during burst affinity. i used to have a set of gear for when burst affinity wasnt up but i got to the point that i can usually 1shot or get within a whirl of killing.

for pulling:
i have 50%pdt in gear+thunder dmg atma. added on evasion in spots that arent pdt. most of this can be bought on the ah for fairly cheap prices. put crimson pants on. make sure that if you use movement+ that you dont run too far away from mobs or they will lose agro. too close and your stoneskin will break too quick. protect, cocoon, phalanx, AQUAVIEL(i have not seen this spell proc yet for interruption, but i also havent been interrupted during any spell. im not sure if its working, but it gets the job done)

use movement to create some space to use chain affinity, efflux and then whirl of rage when the bulk of the mobs get close. actinic burst---> dream flower. IMO, i set a second sleep spell. often i set yawn. i dont use it much but sometimes you get a mob that path's funny and might miss the initial sleep spell. sheep in la theine are the perfect example of a mob pathing strange or a mob that will move too close and agro you after initial sleep. i dont set any cure spells because you really shouldnt need it. and as /rdm, you have cure 3 which works decent.

MOBS: instead of me listing mobs, heres the characteristics youre looking for. something that links or something that agros and agros from far away. some mobs will link from far away making pulling easy, but you have to do an action on the first one(dont pull with dia. i realize that is kind of obvious but pulls at 3am can mess with your mind). something that agros from far away is nice because then you dont have to actually run into the mob for it to want to hit you. preferably, something without a nm in the middle of the group as this can cut short your fun. a little more experience with dodging nm's makes this less of an issue. PICK SOMETHING THAT DOESNT HAVE HUGE MDB the warmouracampa in attowha have everything to make them a great mob. they link like crazy, move slowly, and resist no enfeebles BUT their mdb is amazing. i think they all have an aegis hidden under their shells. they will take half or less damage from CW than what any other mob will do. and to that same affect, picking a mob that is strong to the element isnt the best idea either. using CW on coeurls isnt the best idea since they will most likely resist. also mobs that cast spells can be a pain to pull due to spells hurting, binding, or just taking time from them moving.

in addition to charged whisker, you can also use thermal pulse due to having 2 fire damage atma's, aoe, fairly strong. your set up of gear though will be different due to VIT mod.
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#3 Jun 21 2011 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Atma: Lion, Ultimate, Minikin( I know alot prefer RR and depend on blue chest for mp but I usually play alone and prefer the unlimited mp even if it cost a few hundred damage )

Jupiter/thunder grip
Yannei Head(some bonnet +8 dex)
Loki
Nifty mantle
Some auction dex neck(5 dex I think)
AF3+2 Hand
Pen rope(would use wherewolf but I have Pen with +4 dex mod so i use that)
Novio/Hecate
Rajas/Some Dex+5 ring
Af3+2 Legs
AF3+2 Feet(DUH!)

Should note this is only for Burst Affinity use, if it isnt up i swap all that DEX for MaB pieces.

I like to do the bombs in mis coast cause it is usally empty but really we can do any creature.

It awesome how no one want to offer anything in this except to default me ^.~

Edited, Jun 22nd 2011 11:46am by Quinildorff

Edited, Jun 23rd 2011 11:44am by Quinildorff
#4 Jun 22 2011 at 7:39 PM Rating: Good
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I prefer sound aggro or linking mobs which don't cast, are unpopular targets, don't have a timed-spawn nm in their midst, and are concentrated in a fairly small region.

La Theine: Never tried it, but would probably do bees.
Konshblah: Rafflesia or slugs. This area has hilly terrain which messes with mob pathing.
Tahrongi: Scorpions, for the same reason as rafflesia. Bats would be good if people didn't exp on them.
Attohwa: Chigoes are easiest by far. My second choice would be mandies, but chigoes are much easier.
Misareaux: Crabs.
Vunkerl: Tauri. I don't know why but I've just found these to be easy.
Heroes zones: I've never tried any of them.
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#5 Jun 23 2011 at 6:58 AM Rating: Good
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Quinildorff wrote:
Atma: Lion, Ultimate, Minikin( I know alot prefer RR and depend on blue chest for mp but I usually play alone and prefer the unlimited mp even if it cost a few hundred damage )

Jupiter/thunder grip
Yannei Head(some bonnet +8 dex)
Loki
Nifty mantle
Some auction dex neck(5 dex I think)
AF3+2 Hand
Pen rope(would use wherewolf but I have Pen with +4 dex mod so i use that)
Novio/Hecate
Rajas/Some Dex+5 ring
Af3+2 Legs
Dex Feet +6( from manticore in highlands abby)

Should note this is only for Burst Affinity use, if it isnt up i swap all that DEX for MaB pieces.

I like to do the bombs in mis coast cause it is usally empty but really we can do any creature.

It awesome how no one want to offer anything in this except to default me ^.~

Edited, Jun 22nd 2011 11:46am by Quinildorff


I think you are missing a pretty big chunk of damage from not having af3 +1-2 on. yes- they have a good bit of MAB and normally the +6 dex would barely beat it out- but, af3 also enhances burst affinity.

Edited, Jun 23rd 2011 6:59am by Tarub
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#6 Jun 23 2011 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I think you are missing a pretty big chunk of damage from not having af3 +1-2 on. yes- they have a good bit of MAB and normally the +6 dex would barely beat it out- but, af3 also enhances burst affinity.


You are right for sure, I do use them :D

Mine was a mistake sorry was crossing up my CDC build.
#7 Jun 23 2011 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I think you are missing a pretty big chunk of damage from not having af3 +1-2 on. yes- they have a good bit of MAB and normally the +6 dex would barely beat it out- but, af3 also enhances burst affinity.




The AF3+1 (even without the BA bonus) beats the pants off of 6 DEX, its not remotely close. Nevermind a comparison with the AF3+2. Just wanted to clairfy this, so ppl dont think that 6 DEX is kinda close to 7 INT and 5 MAB for CW.

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#8 Jun 28 2011 at 1:52 PM Rating: Good
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I just got atma of the Ultimate so now I use MM, Lion, and Ultimate.
After reading forums I realized I needed dex gear. Previously I could only get 2.6k dmg on any mobs and was becoming discouraged.

I swapped out some gear and mixed and matched and sub /blm since my rdm is 31 and i dont have phalanx 600k really? Anyway I averaged 4k-4.3k dmg on Taurus in Vunkerl. I could only pull about 6 at a time due to no phalanx and playing it safe. But the dmg was consistently there.

Jupiter Staff/ no grip Thunder Satchet
Aias Bonnet or wutever its called -pdt 5% necklace(forgot to use wivre gorget i had) moldy/brutal earring
teal saio tide gauges diamond ring(had int +4 and spell int down +5 on it)rajas forager's mantle, warwolf belt/
af3+1 and aurore gaiters(since no feet drop yet). The good news this isnt anything special gearwise so definately the atmas for sure. Ill be able to add more dmg once i get the af3+1 feet for BA.

Now I feel I can farm boots by myself if needed and also finish magian trials faster due to mass killing yay!!!!

Edited, Jun 28th 2011 3:54pm by leomike35
#9 Jul 07 2011 at 8:53 AM Rating: Default
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Man so been hitting AOE farming hard it really seems not much we can't burn down that aggros or links and can't cast lol. Charge whisker, dream Flower, thermal pulse and whirl of rage just rock this sh*t out lol.
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#10 Jul 07 2011 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
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It is fun to farm feet easily or run TE for your entire linkshell event all by our lonesome.
#11 Jul 08 2011 at 9:56 PM Rating: Good
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For cw how does crimson scale mail stack up to teal body?
#12 Jul 09 2011 at 5:44 PM Rating: Good
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I'm pretty sure both are inferior to Loki's Kaftan if you're using burst affinity.
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#13 Jul 10 2011 at 1:21 AM Rating: Good
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I'm pretty sure both are inferior to Loki's Kaftan if you're using burst affinity.


Yes, but he was asking between the two items which is better. If he had Loki's, I'm sure he'd use it.

The old BLM rule of thumb is 2int>1mab>1nt.

For CW During BA, Dex beats everything hands down, because 1 Dex equals to about 2 int, and is further enhanced by AF3 feet.

Damage wise Mail is 10 INT, Saio is 6 INT +4mab. The difference is 4 INT Versus 4 Mab. Using the rule of thumb, the Saio should edge out the mail.




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#14 Jul 11 2011 at 11:07 AM Rating: Good
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Thank you for the replies back. I appreciate the advice. I been playing around with my cw builds and burning things down (which is epic fun by the way) I went out and finally got my bonnet and Lokis. Ls spent last night farming lokis and got lucky and grabbed 3 of them last nite for our ls. Now I need a few more pieces and my cw set should be complete.
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I'd also avoid the Mail in the off chance you're whiskering demons and other things where its hidden dragon affinity could result in intimidations. Minor, yeah, but bad luck can mean a wasted BA and possible death.
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So I finally got a decent CW build and had a great time joining a random group that was cleaving chigoes. I asked them if they wanted me to CW cleave and none of them seemed to know what I was talking about, and seemed sceptical of my claims of 3000 dmg in one shot. Well after I took out 20 chigoes with two spells the shocked comments were quite funny. Blu has made me forget I was a monk main.

Edited, Jul 25th 2011 10:49pm by Peimei
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