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#1 Mar 19 2009 at 6:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hey guys, I always loved soloing things as much as possible. So I thought it would be cool if we all put together a list of the NMs or interesting things we can solo successfully.

I'll start with one we mostly know about from another thread :

Aquarius
An easy solo with /nin, Fan Dance, EVA build, and stun for shadows.
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Those ball and flower things in sea.
Warning: This one can be very dangerous and challenging at times.
I go /war, pop defender and fan dance, EVA build.
Tried on /NIN before but got pwnt before having Fan Dance.
Sometimes gets dangerous but i never died last night.
Have stun ready for the casting mobs since you will lack shadows.
Those flower mobs mean business, don't be too long under 50% HP or it might 1shot you. Because of this precaution my TP usage was less than efficient. Be on top of your steps cuz you'll need every bit of TP.
Reraise definitely recommended.

Campaign Mobs (Great practice)
Starting at lvl 70 you can solo normal campaign mobs.
Again i prefered /WAR with defender for more curing exp.
It'll take a looong time to kill one mob, I suggest soloing it to 50% then dragging it to others players looking for a target, switch to DD mode once you lost hate. Change tags, repeat. The Yag mobs are a little risky because they can blow your weapon off, that's the only times i got killed.

I threw myself at every normal campaign mob i could find, MNK, BLM, NIN, PLD, WHM etc. NIN was by far the most annoying because of sticky paralyze and constant debuff spam making it hard to erase in one shot.

Keep stun in your back pocket for the dangerous casting mobs.

Steelshells in B.Tree (Great practice)
This was great fun, I think around 73 i started soloing these for dagger, EVA, Parry skillups, and boy did i get skillups. Good fun and great practice for later challenges.

Again i went /WAR for defender (crabs last longer, cure less often).



That's all i have for now but i'll be sure to keep posting.

Please make sure you put mob names in yellow and maybe bold too for easily scanning the list!




Edited, May 1st 2009 10:08am by RattyBatty
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#2 Mar 19 2009 at 7:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ul'phuabo - Excellent means of increasing your evasion skill, if it's not capped. They attack slowly enough that soloing them isn't ever really a problem. I usually turn away or disengage if shock spikes is up, since they do a lot of damage. Pretty much all of the lower tier sea mobs can be solo'd I'm sure. Going to try doing an Ul'Yovra eventually.

Baronial Bat - Well, I didn't finish him, but I got pretty **** close. It's a cakewalk until something repops.

Elder Goobue - Good farming mob. I've solo'd them before, but I prefer having a thief friend to help with drops.

Work in progress:

Apis - Only tried once so far - wasn't too hard to evade, but certainly hits like a truck in berserk mode even with Fan Dance up. Not entirely too sure if this is possible due to the physical immune modes (at least, it seems like it) and the time limit, but will try again eventually. That run to get the ice is fscking long.
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#3 Mar 19 2009 at 1:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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To add to Rattys Campaign Mobs. When you get 75 and access to Fan Dance and Body Boost. Try 2 campaign mobs at once :) Amazing exp! If you start having issues just carry them over to the npcs or other people(waiting around cause of you). Beware of Paralyze though, make sure you pay attention to your Fan Dance timer.

Edited, Apr 6th 2009 4:24pm by Skreechy
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#4 Mar 19 2009 at 2:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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For some amazing solo vids I'll go ahead and link to Tren's post here. I think the strats speak for themselves.

And I'll add my personal ones:

Aura statues: IT++ mobs that hid hard....but slow. Only need a decent eva build mixed in with a decent haste build for shadows. Fan dance is appreciated...but not needed at all. Keep at least lv 2 stutter step for VF to land consistently.

Miser Murphy: Ice spikes will hurt you with its paralyze, but you should be able to get VF off before he can cast it. Oh and he hits HARD...like 3-400 dmg hard with FD down, but very inconsistently with a good eva setup. Have at least 5 FM ready to reverse after you WS just in case you get hit afterwards.


Absolute Virtue: just kidding XD

Edited, Mar 20th 2009 7:38am by Kalisa
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#5 Mar 19 2009 at 3:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hey Kalisa can you maybe put your mob names in yellow and maybe bold so they're easy to spot when people just scroll through quickly looking for mobs? Thaks! ;)

ps : Rateups for contributions!

Edited, Mar 19th 2009 7:45pm by RattyBatty
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#6 Mar 19 2009 at 3:50 PM Rating: Excellent
Not to surprising but...

Prime Avatars (excluding Fenrir and Diabolos of course)
You'll find that they miss very often, though don't get too cocky as their 2hr can possibly 1 shot you if you're not prepared.
See Erecia's blog for more info: http://ereblog.livejournal.com/

Sewer Syrup
Very easy to blink tank along with VF at your disposal. Though links can be annoying so try to pull SS past the area where links may occur, G-10 ish is a good spot since nothing there aggros or links (Hecatomb Hounds do not aggro if you're trying to get to G-10). Might want to have some meat food as the fight takes quite awhile.

Note: if you never venture much into Bostaunieux Oubliette watch where you walk as there are floor boards that drop to the lower floor

Cobraclaw Buchzvotch http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Wrath_of_the_Griffon
He's not too difficult other than his fast attacks (and hurts). The hard thing is pulling him out of the Gnole area of which his ??? is at <_<. Again, VF comes in handy here. You could grab a tag if campaign is going just in case aggro occurs but the down fall to this is Gnoles will move more often.



All I can think of now but when I do come back to the game I really need to try soloing all these things you guys are suggesting Q_Q


Edit: Added sum yellow

Edited, Mar 19th 2009 4:52pm by NguyetCam
#7 Mar 19 2009 at 3:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Niiiice I was gona try my hand at him to find out if we can solo this guy. Was one of my epic fights on BST, and a lot of DNC will be happy to have that ring, i know i am!

Edited, Mar 19th 2009 7:59pm by RattyBatty
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#8 Mar 19 2009 at 4:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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Igneus wrote:
Ul'phuabo


If you fight them on land instead of over the water they will not use the wave move or the shock spikes.
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#9 Mar 19 2009 at 6:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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To add to Rattys Campaig Mobs. When you get 75 and access to Fan Dance and Body Boost. Try 2 campaign mobs at once :) Amazing exp! If you start having issues just carry them over to the npcs or other people(waiting around cause of you). Beware of Paralyze though, make sure you pay attention to your Fan Dance timer.


Two? Try five.

I had five Pleneilune Ronin on me yesterday, with no healer, for like... 20 minutes. Best moment as a DNC so far, except maybe that 1/1 on G5. /brag
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#10 Mar 19 2009 at 6:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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I had five Pleneilune Ronin on me yesterday, with no healer, for like... 20 minutes. Best moment as a DNC so far, except maybe that 1/1 on G5. /brag


That doesn't count all they do is ranged attack from outside melee range :P !
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#11 Mar 19 2009 at 7:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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Low Level Solo

Lvl 24 in Buburimbu Peninsula doing FoV. Killing the leeches, got 2 links, so fighting 3 at once, and they have icky TP Drainkiss. 2 Even Match and 1 Tough, but I lived! Not as impressive as NM solos, but an achievment to me nontheless :) Oh and I wasn't subbing NIN, so no shadows.

Question, think lvl25 DNC could solo the 2-3 dragon fight?
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#12 Mar 20 2009 at 8:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Did treants in bhaflau thickets. was pretty easy

Soloed myself when Etoile casaque dropped....
#13 Mar 20 2009 at 2:02 PM Rating: Excellent
RoxyKitty wrote:
Question, think lvl25 DNC could solo the 2-3 dragon fight?


Yup, it's pretty easy as DNC. Nothing really special needed but here's a youtube vid to help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXUssR7xJtE
#14 Mar 20 2009 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
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This is me soloing an IT+ fly in the Dunes as a level 16 Galka DNC/MNK.

Used 2 hour, but no potions or outside healing - just Selbina milk to counter constant fly poison.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFVTqR-ZStw
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That doesn't count all they do is ranged attack from outside melee range :P !


<.<

I HATE YOU!

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#16 Mar 24 2009 at 11:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Soloed a Lamia Idolator in the Caedarva Mire. They're quite the annoying bastiches. Had Fan Dance up, broke his weapon, which almost seemed to make him swing faster when he used Animated Wail (Haste). Long long fight, but was very fulfilling.
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#17 Mar 25 2009 at 4:55 AM Rating: Excellent
Om'xzomit and Om'aern in Al'Taieu yesterday for organs.

Full merits + evasion/haste set up. Saber dance and drain up all times and fan dance if it gets ugly(I'm looking at you drg with Medusa javelin). Can take off about half the hp soloing darkness.
#18 Mar 25 2009 at 6:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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Pallas: Deal with the pet rapidly, wear down pallas

Alkyoneous: lol

I've heard of DNC soloing Zipanca, could always give that a go.
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#19 Mar 28 2009 at 1:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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I tried Ul'Yovras, and we were basically stalemated for 15 minutes due to the absurdly high regen (this was tried above ground rather than the water).

Hrm, guess that's not going to work out D:
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#20 Mar 30 2009 at 8:54 AM Rating: Excellent
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Mmm, my kind of posting area as I love to push Dnc to it's limits. (^_^)

Amemet, Aura Statues, Pots that drop water, Om'Phuabo/Aerns, Om'Xzomit with babies (its easy with eva+ setup), Duoed Ancient Goobue (not solo but yah), Aquarius, VT skeletons in gustav, Bune PHs, Amikiri PHs, VT Aerns in Huxoi, all avatars except fenrir diabolos and garuda (spammed healing crap and I timed out), Alkyoneus, Pallas, etc.

Most of these things anyone can solo.. just need a good haste/eva setup.

And cheers to whoever said they soloed baronial bat. I got him to 60% and died due to horrible shadow timing on my part. He hits like a truck even with fan dance.

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Oshi - I totally forgot about that WoTG orc mentioned above.

When I did that, I solo'd it pretty much down to single digit%, then a Gnole aggro'd me...

I forget what exactly happened, but I had to pull of a detonation with two DE's to finish him off, with Fan Dance and Trance up. Somehow managed to survive.

Oh yeah! There's also PLD AF3. I ended up zoning the two back to the Monastic Cavern entrance, and then taking out the PLD after zoning back in. Took forever and had to reserve VF for Cure IVs of all things. Then another orc aggros, I still managed to take care of it ever so slowly.
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#22 Mar 31 2009 at 6:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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Thanks for the big list Aristae, Could you possibly rewrite it in the format like the first post (Yellow names, basic rundown on each battle tactic)? I'm sure lots of people will apreciate the info.

ps:
This is the most rate-up resistant corner of alla i ever saw!
Come on people rate up contributors for good info!!



Edited, Mar 31st 2009 10:50am by RattyBatty
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#23 Mar 31 2009 at 10:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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and gogo Charybdis solo stories!

or at least, how well you faired against this beast, with the least amount of help.

especially with tier2 merits, someone must have some nice little story :)
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#24 Apr 01 2009 at 6:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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Flamingos in Skye
I know. Nothing special, but with Emperor Band I was pulling in 138-145 each. Nice way to build up some conquest points while soloing. I even got some Parry skillups.
Because they link of course. Try the left and right edges outside the entrance to the tower(the one with all the dolls lining the left and right alcoves)
Only 1 Flamingo in each cubby hole outside.
I switched back n forth b/w Saber Dance and Fan Dance.
I kept a decent evasion setup on as much as possible;which, kept the flamingos around 50-60% acc. maybe(guesstimating)
I'm pretty sure each fight was lasting from 2.5-4 minutes. ALot faster than doing Robber crabs
2 main pieces that helped
Evasion Torque
Emmisary Boots
Sittin at 270 evasion skill
Wivre Mask +10 eva
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2 eva earrings nothing special just in place of spike earrings
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#25 Apr 01 2009 at 6:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you want an easy place to XP, get gil, and possibly big gil.. farm upper delkfutt's tower. Most of the gigas TP moves can be stunned and with band you can get 150~ XP a kill (not to mention 200-300G per kill). This and you have the off chance of popping pallas/alky which both are super easy to solo with even a mediocre evasion set (as I tend to use haste setup on them with minor eva skill+ pieces like torque/boxers).


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#26 Apr 01 2009 at 11:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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I know. Nothing special,


Actually with FoV coming up in sky, this will soon be good to know ;)

Another round of rate-up from me. Duno why im the only one doing it, lots of good info!

Edited, Apr 1st 2009 3:08pm by RattyBatty
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