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#27 Nov 18 2010 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
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If you apparently dont have any stones for whatever reason then just take a week off and your good to go. A lot of people use their stones on stupid stuff like questing, when its better spent killing nms, especially in low man situations.


I'd disagree that questing is more of a waste of stones than NM killing. Suppose a group of 3 people takes on an NM and takes it down in 20-40 min. Without "grellow" that NM may drop 0-2 seals, none of which may be the ones you need and if they are there, then someone else in the group may out lot you for them.

With a quest there is about a 40% chance of a seal dropping. A 10% chance it will be the one you are looking for and if ti falls, its yours. A quest often takes as little as 2 min to complete or as long as 20 min. I still like those odds better than NM odds.

I've killed plenty of NM's that drop seals and only obtained 3 seals that way. I've quested 49 seals and generally remained traverser stone neutral.

sadly the COR Hat and Leg seal quests are so ridiculous, NM's are the only way to go.
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#28 Nov 18 2010 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
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If you apparently dont have any stones for whatever reason then just take a week off and your good to go. A lot of people use their stones on stupid stuff like questing, when its better spent killing nms, especially in low man situations.


I'd disagree that questing is more of a waste of stones than NM killing. Suppose a group of 3 people takes on an NM and takes it down in 20-40 min. Without "grellow" that NM may drop 0-2 seals, none of which may be the ones you need and if they are there, then someone else in the group may out lot you for them.

With a quest there is about a 40% chance of a seal dropping. A 10% chance it will be the one you are looking for and if ti falls, its yours. A quest often takes as little as 2 min to complete or as long as 20 min. I still like those odds better than NM odds.

I've killed plenty of NM's that drop seals and only obtained 3 seals that way. I've quested 49 seals and generally remained traverser stone neutral.

sadly the COR Hat and Leg seal quests are so ridiculous, NM's are the only way to go.


Realistically, there are very very few NM's that take 20-40 min, that drop seals. Unless its the sausage quest or the bag quest, your generally wasting your time for seals on quests, compared to NMs, which inside a group you can farm TEs as well.

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Most of the Mobs can be done with 2 people if you so incline.



Without even taking into account whether or not I and the people I know possess the skill necessary to achieve such a feat... read the second sentence of my post again. I should point out that I'm one of those people without many traverser stones.


What exactly is burning up all your time? Questing for fame will eat most of your stones as I mentioned before. Only way i can see you burning that many stones are daily trips inside without building time and starting with zero stones. If you would wait a week, and let your stones build up, you will hover at a higher rate of stones. Also if you stop questing your stones will replenish as well.

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jsut because abyssea is there doesnt mean you have to do it each day.



It kinda does if you're one of those people that thinks finishing an empyrean in 2 weeks, or even a month, is somehow realistic. While I'm sure it's been done, how "easy" getting these weapons are is all relative and based highly on the people you know and how willing they are to give up their time and stones to help you obtain something while they most likely get jack sh*t. You know what they say about assumptions, and this thread reeks of them.


You can have 50 Carabosse gems, in 1 day, 3 max if you went and just burned her down for a couple hours. As far as the fish boss goes, heqet is your only stopping block, but many groups are just tossing lanterns right now so not, that hard to find some. You will spend the majority of your time doing the fish since getting heqet is an issue currently.

Also I assumed since you were in the COR forum you have cor leveled. A lot of NM's can be killed by COR solo using pinning. Yes it takes a lot of time by yourself but it can be done. Brooder, Piasa, Rabit NM in La theine, Worm NM in la theine, Ovni, any of the iron clads, though the Mis coast would give you some issues, chukwa, Amun, Whereatrice, Spider in Vunk, and im sure there are more, thats just off the top of my head.

Im sure you also know a RDM of some sorts, so you can drag them along and you can make a deal tof ight stuff he wants if he helps you. Partnership is amazing. Or jsut find a MNK and RDM friend and destroy everything.
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#29 Nov 18 2010 at 1:32 PM Rating: Default
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Without even taking into account whether or not I and the people I know possess the skill necessary to achieve such a feat... read the second sentence of my post again. I should point out that I'm one of those people without many traverser stones.


I honestly can't tell if this is a joke or not. You keep referencing stones as an issue, but its not. Farm time. 1 RDM and 1 DD can easily profit time in an Abyssea run. As far as possessing the necessary skills...lol? Abyssea is laughably easy, especially with Atmas.

You do have Atmas right..?

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It kinda does if you're one of those people that thinks finishing an empyrean in 2 weeks, or even a month, is somehow realistic. While I'm sure it's been done, how "easy" getting these weapons are is all relative and based highly on the people you know and how willing they are to give up their time and stones to help you obtain something while they most likely get jack sh*t. You know what they say about assumptions, and this thread reeks of them.


Really? The people helping you will get jack **** from killing 25-50 2nd Tier NMs in Scars Zones?

Interesting.
#30 Nov 18 2010 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Realistically, there are very very few NM's that take 20-40 min


Really every one I've gone low man too took at least 20 min. Granted our mates are only now getting the really good atmas so that may change over time. But until you obtain the good Atmas, questing still is reaonable. You can farm TE either before questing or before NM killing so that makes little difference.

Purely on time spent I've done better questing than NM killing (always take into account time spent getting people together). I can rapidly do most quests on my spare time from LS events and Real life. Getting a group together takes time, esp if your helpers aren't always on when you are.
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#31 Nov 18 2010 at 2:39 PM Rating: Default
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Really every one I've gone low man too took at least 20 min. Granted our mates are only now getting the really good atmas so that may change over time. But until you obtain the good Atmas, questing still is reaonable. You can farm TE either before questing or before NM killing so that makes little difference.


Questing is the exact opposite of reasonable. Even duoing farming seals off NMs is substantially faster. Factor in more people and the ability to grellow and the fact that anyone even considers questing for seals is laughable
#32 Nov 18 2010 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Realistically, there are very very few NM's that take 20-40 min


Really every one I've gone low man too took at least 20 min. Granted our mates are only now getting the really good atmas so that may change over time. But until you obtain the good Atmas, questing still is reaonable. You can farm TE either before questing or before NM killing so that makes little difference.

Purely on time spent I've done better questing than NM killing (always take into account time spent getting people together). I can rapidly do most quests on my spare time from LS events and Real life. Getting a group together takes time, esp if your helpers aren't always on when you are.


My group doesnt have any really decent atmas, and most seal NM's are laughable at best with 6 people. My low man group runs on a 2 day a week schedule. Wednesday 5:30-10 and saturday 10-5 and we all start on time. Very rarely are we waiting on people since most people know what job to come as unless its feasible to melee kill the mob faster then mage kill it. If you setup a schedule, you shouldnt have any issues.

You have a better chance of coming out with a full 8 seals from a NM in one trip into abyssea then you do from questing. If your group isnt actively trying for grellow and has a THF, then your doing it wrong. If anything make someone use atma of dread.



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#33 Nov 19 2010 at 4:34 AM Rating: Good
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Solo

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any of the iron clads


Taking into account your limited to 2hours, and Pulverisor rages after 1hour, what gear/atma do you need for bringing him down solo? I find my QD's already get fully resisted to often then not, and if u get hit its bye bye 3 shadows to take a whopping blow.
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#34 Nov 19 2010 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Alobont wrote:
any of the iron clads


Taking into account your limited to 2hours, and Pulverisor rages after 1hour, what gear/atma do you need for bringing him down solo? I find my QD's already get fully resisted to often then not, and if u get hit its bye bye 3 shadows to take a whopping blow.


I hardly ever get resisted unless im useing something other then thunder, water cards. I can easily push 400 a hit on him with my current gear. If your getting hit by it you either dont have movement speed or are kiting wrong. Very rarely do I ever get hit by any of tyem except mis coast one since that kck move is a huge radius.

To realistically solo it with out rage you would need to have your QDs pushing 800 or so which seems perfectly reasonable with gear and atmas. Sounds to me like your just dong it wrong.
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#35 Nov 19 2010 at 10:05 PM Rating: Default
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I hardly ever get resisted unless im useing something other then thunder, water cards. I can easily push 400 a hit on him with my current gear. If your getting hit by it you either dont have movement speed or are kiting wrong. Very rarely do I ever get hit by any of tyem except mis coast one since that kck move is a huge radius.

To realistically solo it with out rage you would need to have your QDs pushing 800 or so which seems perfectly reasonable with gear and atmas. Sounds to me like your just dong it wrong.


800 damage QD's aren't resonable with an Armageddon, full Empyrean +2, and the best Atmas.

Quickdraw damage = 2*(Gun DMG + Bullet DMG + AF1 Hat bonus) * (1+(MAB/100)*Staff bonus*Day/Weather bonus

= 2*(61 + 77 + 5) * (1+(38/100) * 1.15

= 453.8 unresisted on a neutral day/weather. If you have +1/2 feet you'll get a 10% damage boost. This does not account for Atma, and with Beyond you can push up to about 500/shot, if you use something associated with the right element you could maybe break 600. This is with pretty much perfect gear (2 x +2 MAB Demon's Rings, Armageddon, +4 MAB legs, Aquiline Belt).
#36 Nov 20 2010 at 7:26 AM Rating: Decent
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There are pics on this forum of 1k qds, so your missing something. Im already hitting near 400 with agnostic magnatus +8, wizards and /nin. Tuats with no maat atmas.
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#37 Nov 20 2010 at 3:59 PM Rating: Default
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There are pics on this forum of 1k qds, so your missing something. Im already hitting near 400 with agnostic magnatus +8, wizards and /nin. Tuats with no maat atmas.


Not unless you're going to rely on something like Ascetic's Tonic to solo an Ironclad.

It may not be impossible, but its certainly extremely difficult.

Also things like Qutrubs take a lot of extra damage..I've seen 37k Tachi: Fudos, doesn't mean its something that can be achieved regularly.
#38 Nov 20 2010 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
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There are pics on this forum of 1k qds, so your missing something. Im already hitting near 400 with agnostic magnatus +8, wizards and /nin. Tuats with no maat atmas.


Not unless you're going to rely on something like Ascetic's Tonic to solo an Ironclad.

It may not be impossible, but its certainly extremely difficult.

Also things like Qutrubs take a lot of extra damage..I've seen 37k Tachi: Fudos, doesn't mean its something that can be achieved regularly.


How is it extremely difficult, the only hard part in the entire thing is getting an armageddon or something of a high damage gun. All the gear is there, and the giant is easily kited. It sounds to me as though you either a suck at kiting or be suck at kiting.

Ive held the giant with my whm/blm for 15 min without any worries while my group gathers. The only giant that would give a COR a run for there money is Mis, because his leg move is so long and it strips gear and gives amnesisa. Vunk and attowha giants can easily be killed solo if you so choose.

Im not advocating people go solo them due to long *** time constraints, but it is possible if someone were to choose to do it, and its easy.

Just because I say a COR can solo a giant doesnt mean people will do it, its the same as saying a cor can solo ovni, which they can by pinning it, just no one wants to waste that much time.
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#39 Nov 20 2010 at 9:11 PM Rating: Default
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Guess I should have clarified. I meant solo'd it without it raging.
#40 Nov 20 2010 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Iron giant has about 50,000 hp.
Assuming you can get 800 QDs.
It will take about 47 minutes to kill.
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#41 Nov 22 2010 at 12:18 PM Rating: Good
uhm..sorry to interrupt your ramblings, but without any of wiz roll, ascetic's, atma and armageddon, and using only NQ staves on a neutra day/weather my shots deal 410 dmg already..so, I think Alobont has a point there. I would try this solo myself but I still miss a mab atma <_<" my friends are lazy, so my progress is slow ._.
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#42 Nov 23 2010 at 6:37 PM Rating: Default
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uhm..sorry to interrupt your ramblings, but without any of wiz roll, ascetic's, atma and armageddon, and using only NQ staves on a neutra day/weather my shots deal 410 dmg already..so, I think Alobont has a point there. I would try this solo myself but I still miss a mab atma <_<" my friends are lazy, so my progress is slow ._.


Obviously my math is inferior to your completely unverified claims.
#43 Nov 23 2010 at 6:45 PM Rating: Good
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uhm..sorry to interrupt your ramblings, but without any of wiz roll, ascetic's, atma and armageddon, and using only NQ staves on a neutra day/weather my shots deal 410 dmg already..so, I think Alobont has a point there. I would try this solo myself but I still miss a mab atma <_<" my friends are lazy, so my progress is slow ._.


Obviously my math is inferior to your completely unverified claims.


Or maybe your just a moron. Seriously weve seen screenshots of 1k+ QDs without anything insane. Why dont you jsut drop it already and admit your wrong.
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#44 Nov 24 2010 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
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uhm..sorry to interrupt your ramblings, but without any of wiz roll, ascetic's, atma and armageddon, and using only NQ staves on a neutra day/weather my shots deal 410 dmg already..so, I think Alobont has a point there. I would try this solo myself but I still miss a mab atma <_<" my friends are lazy, so my progress is slow ._.


Really? I can only break 400 if I use /RDM, HQ stave and have my Baying Moon Atma (MAB +30) unless the mob is overly magic sensitive or something (i.e flans). I can get to near 500 with Wiz roll and BLM in party. But against alot of NM's I still see a fairly high resist rate and often hit for 200 or less.

While I believe people can hit for 1000, I think it requires an awful lot of manipulation of mob and player stats. It's not going to happen for most practical uses of QD.
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#45 Nov 24 2010 at 9:38 AM Rating: Good
Well I just love to /gunmage so I do give a lot of attention to my QD.
5/5 QD accuracy merits(pretty obvious)
/rdm
NQ elemental staves(I'm too poor for the hq!)+elemental grips - I usually just use the shot of the element where the mob is weak and ignore day/weather, unless it's some nm or any other focused target.
Mayhem+1(mab path). For bullets I admit I usually use steel since oberons cost so much(40k/stack on my server) and I try to save them for special occasions(yes, most of the time I just forget to swap them for qd only)
AF hat
Arctier's torque
Moldavite/Volley earring(wish I had a novio)
Mirke(mab+4)
Aurore gloves(I've killed Barbie 16 times but I never got the drop -.-)
Solemn/Balrahn's ring
Forban cape
Crudelis belt(still haven't had the chance to fight Iratham, but I'm really dreading the aquiline)
Desultor tassets(mab+4)
AF boots(still 7/8 on seals for empy)

My gear as you can see it's still not perfect but on an average abyssea exp mob it deals over 400 dmg. The NMs that I've fought more recently and gave me some resist still didn't let me fall under 380 dmg. And as I said this is without the wizard's roll(haven't partied with a blm in a while sadly)and I don't have any mab atma.
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#46 Nov 24 2010 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
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I have similar gear as listed above.

HQ staff
Af tricorne
Moldy
qd-5 mirke
forban cape
navarch boots+1
magnatus+8
oberon bullets
Denali pants
ugg pendant

I can see around 300s or more with that. Ive seen 400s with wizards roll and ascetics if memort serves me correct, could be wrong. This is with no matt atmas at all.
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#47 Nov 24 2010 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Its hard to use baying and beyond atmas and ice shot? 90 MAB goes a long way.

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#48 Nov 24 2010 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok so Ive been running the math.

With the following gear you cna hit 597.74, this not include hq staff bonus/day/weather/obi/ascetics/ 10% from navarchs+1/ or the triple damage bonus from +2/ also this is assuming your subbing like nin with no matt trait.

Forban = 3
Denali = 3
Moldy = 5
Ugg = 8
Wizards Roll (11) = +16
Wizards Roll (5) = +13
Armageddon (level 85) = 61 DMG
Oberon bullets = 77 DMG

Atma of beyond = +60
Atma of baying moon = +30

2*(Gun Base DMG + Bullet Base DMG + Tricorne)*(1+(MAB/100))

With an 11 on Wizards with BLM bonus.
2*(61+77+5)*(1+(125/100)) = 643.5

With a 5 on Wizards with BLM bonus.
2*(61+77+5)*(1+(122/100)) = 634.92

Now if add in 10% Bonus from feet...

64+643 = 707
63+634 = 697

Now since getting an Armageddon for some is out of reach we can look at Mayhem+1.

With an 11 on Wizards with BLM Bonus.
2*(48+77+5)*(1+(131/100)) = 600.6

SO as one can see, hitting that 800 mark isnt a big deal at all. The gear listed here isnt even all the matt gear available for COR, nor is any of it hard to get. A Mayhem+1 is very attainable for those who truelly cant work on an Armageddon. Also none of this math includes day/weather/obi/hqstaff/ or subjob matt bonus.
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#49 Nov 25 2010 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
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The gear listed here isnt even all the matt gear available for COR, nor is any of it hard to get.


Yes but its most of the MAB gear available. The Mayhem +1 won't be musch different from the ARmageddon you used for the calculation. There's 7 more from Novio and maybe a few more out there but they get largely washed away by the huge effect of 90 MAB from the two Atma. If I added 25 MAB to your calculation it only pushes the number up to 717. Is there 25 MAB out there to be had over the gear you listed?

Sure if you throw in Ascetics for a few shots you could likely get there but that isn't consistent damage. Admittedly I don't have Empyrean gun yet or the Atma of Beyond, but I have most of that other gear and only on regular mobs with can I hit the real highs if I push everything. Against a lot of NM's, I can't get my magical accuracy high enough to not get resists.

So I'm actually interested to know what gear you guys have that gets you unresisted 500 damage QD's against guys like Durrin, Briareus, Kulkulan, etc.? Ovni I can do it on. I'm rocking about 120 AGI in total against these guys. Maybe I should be popping an ascetics before these fights.
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#50 Nov 25 2010 at 3:05 AM Rating: Good
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If your solo-ing, your only gonna get to use Acetics once. Theres also the +1 Acetic temp item too thats a very rare drop drop from chests (although its not called +1), the other version to Stalwarts Gambir (which gives 150att & 150acc) neither of which are currently listed on wiki.
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#51 Nov 25 2010 at 8:10 AM Rating: Good
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I dont stack any agil or macc. Only mob iv notice QD issues is ovni but i havent had a chance t fight the others listed. Remeer that my calculation did nit include hq staff/weather/day/obi bonuses so there is still more damage to push out.

I hardly see any reasons to stack agil since im hardly resisted these days. Once sack comes around I might look into it but currently with all my cor gear im hurting for space as it is.
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