Finally got Sirocco Kukri for my THF.
Was a bit nervous, as the first time I faced Kreut on my THF I ate the dirt.
The fight went down pretty easily.
Capped Evasion (Max Evasion merits)
Capped Dagger (Max Dagger merits)
1 Fan Dance Merit
2 RF Merits
Not the best in evasion setup by any means, but it served it's purpose
Ohat, Evasion torque, Dodge Earring x2 (I know, I know)
SH, Enkidu's mittens, Blood Ring, Ecphoria Ring
Amemet Mantle +1, Scouter's Rope, Etoile Tights, Dancer Toe Shoes
Killed a few Sand Cockatrice to get TP and Finishing moves. When Kreut spawned, I claimed and ran him into the tunnel. Kept Fan Dance applied at all times. I only have it unlocked so full 5 minute recast but that shouldn't be a problem.
He was missing me alot, and when he did hit me when shadows went down Fan dance kept each hit below 100. Didn't have any problems with utsu timers. Applied Quickstep repeatedly. Don't bother with Desperate flourish, you want to make sure you have Violent flourish ready. When Ni went down, it was easiest to VF Ichi to get shadows back up quickly.
Never Weaponskilled, though I could have burned the tp and RF to bring me back up if I had wanted to, but being my first time facing him on DNC I went conservatively. Utsusemi ate most of his tp moves.
He did use Stormwind, and I stunned the first one (not certain if it would break his triple Stormwind cycle) and he followed up with the 2nd stormwind wiping shadows, easily CW2 to full HP and then he used his 3rd Stormwind, which again was CW3 to full HP, after i got utsusemi back up. Never saw another Stormwind used for the rest of the fight. I kept whittling away his life and in the end I'm 1/2 on Sirocco.
My accuracy was pretty good throughout the entire fight. I don't think there was any moment where I had more than 2 misses over 4 attack rounds, even with his Feather Barrier applications.
The fight took ~18 minutes.
Edited, May 11th 2009 5:46am by MazonX