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#27 Apr 03 2009 at 7:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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#28 Apr 04 2009 at 8:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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Purushamriga (Gimped version)
Don't get too excited, this was a gimped version, so not sure if it has a drop rate at all! I would assume it results in a very low rate but not 0, and on days where I can't put a run together, i got nothing to lose!

Anyway, Tried him at base toughness and no way will that be soloable I barely made a dent and got raped. So threw in Weakness and Peon today, and got a win before the first time warning even hit. I highly suggest you have solo'd long fight NMs (Aquarius comes to mind) before doing this, not for first time soloists!

-RR, food, shadows, Fan Dance in lobby
-Used EVA setup
-Went in with 0 TP, was no problem.
-Would have liked to have echo drops instead of using TP removing silence
-Keep shadows up, using stun when :ichi unless you feel lucky
-Invested FMs into BF and Dancing Edge whenever safe to do so.
-Had to use 2 hour at 45% when i got unlucky with silence + def down with no TP.
-NM went from 75% to 100% 1 time, and 25% to 50% 2 times with healing breeze.
-Berserk a huuuuge help when he uses it, WS especially around those times.
-Stack on Def Down step when 'zerk is up, Eva down when he uses AGI boost.
-Had several 900 range Dancing Edges while berserk up on him.
-Killed before first time warning, 15 minutes.
-No drop

Runes :
Lost & Found (bottom right)
Conditioning Contract (top left) (just put it in for the **** of it)
Beast (random place)
Great Warrior (on earth)
Peon (random place)
Weakness (random place)

I'll be more specific on placements if i ever have a drop with that exact setup. Tomorrow i try with only one weakening rune and will probably die again :P

PLEASE if you solo a gimped version and get the drop make sure and report it here so we confirm a non-zero drop rate!!!

GL all!

Edited, Apr 4th 2009 1:03pm by RattyBatty
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#29 Apr 06 2009 at 8:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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Purushamriga(less gimped) Update :

0/2 dagger on my solo approach. But i got the "Smith" rune today, which gives me hope drops aren't completely 0! I took out weakness rune since yesterday and left only peon to bring drop rates up a little (i assume). And the fight felt about the same difficulty. You really have to be on top of your game however, some more tips i thought of today :

-Echo drops macro now a must, he disturbingly often stopped an important utsu with silence, either i had bad luck or it has evil A.I.
-Try to always have at least 1 FM handy, stun is supremely important.
-For the above reason, build to 4 FM before preparing a BF.
-Optimal time to WS is when :Ni recast is ready.
-Always have 2 hour ready since i always pop it for either emergency, or safety at the end.
-Treat your Fan Dance like your last sliver of HP, do anything possible to keep him from hitting it at all (aka blink tank like your life depends on it). This mentality will save your *** when he does inevitably get his lucky hits in, your FD will be at its best.
- Don't give up when he heals himself! Might look like you lost a lot of ground, but i have yet to see the first time warning even with 3-4 healing breeze in a fight.
-I feel stun is too important for shadows to bother trying to stun Healing Breeze.

He went silence happy yesterday and got the best of me at 50%, so I went three times so far, so 2/3 on wins, as for opened chests with dagger, 0/2.

Edited, Apr 6th 2009 5:01pm by RattyBatty
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#30 Apr 07 2009 at 8:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Nothing special but good to know I guess if you also have ranger or ranger friends - I can solo the Black Coney with little difficulty, even when I have trouble taking off the paralyze.
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#31 Apr 14 2009 at 1:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hi, im Jaffar from Carbuncle ^^

I solo when i get bored Marids in the woodlands. I get 200+ EXP and tusks I can sell and sometimes skin... I just eat Squid sushi (For AGI and Acc due to lack of Acc cuz I have my evasion gear) and just have haste samba and no merrited JA. I usually always get 1 or 2 tusks per fight. But takes 10 mins to fight lol. But its fun to show off DNC power to random bystanders... I use steps and violent flourest to instantly kill the fles that spawn.
#32 Apr 17 2009 at 12:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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While it's not really a mob, I just soloed the WotG quest battlefield, In a Haze of Glory. I find it pretty cool 'cause people seem to have the idea that Dancers aren't decent damage dealers, and one thing about this fight is that you have to move about the battlefield and avoid aggro, carefully pick off certain mobs, and clear enough space to take down a Turret. I've yet to see Dancers added to the list of jobs that can solo the fight on Wiki (though I just added it myself). It's a very fun fight and for those of you who are slowly but surely progressing along the line of WotG missions/quests, you'll find that mission to be a bit of a fun challenge.
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#33 Apr 17 2009 at 5:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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Last 2 posters. You got me excited. Marids!!!!! SOLO? But "RDM kite onry" I have always been told. And that campaign op sounds awesome. Too busy with school to have fully checked out everything.
Oh I can't wait to kill me a marid.

What about its special attack that pops out chigoes? Any problems?


Also. Ratty,
Do you or anyone else here know if I can solo the Plague Chigoe for the Caedarva Mire map?
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#34 Apr 17 2009 at 8:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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I've also soloed Marids, and actually did so for Zeni pictures, which made that all the more fun. The Chigoes that it pops off aren't too bad to deal with at all. It's an instant kill if you nail them with a Violent Flourish, so keeping that on reserve is pretty good. Desperate Flourish also works well on the Marids, so you can always back away for a few moments if you need. Marids only spawn a chigoe for a limited number of its special attacks, so at some point it'll then be only you and the Marid. Keeping up steps and Violent Flourishes on the Marid itself will break its tusks, and given the length of the fight (for all their damned HP), you're practically guaranteed to always come away with 2 Marid Tusks per fight.

As for the Plague Chigoe.... that's a very good question.
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#36 Apr 19 2009 at 8:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ermine's tail NM still soloable with my above strategy after the MMM updates. I do think i detect a slight buff in his DEF/evasion and VF missing more. But after losing yesterday to a time-out from healing breeze spam, I got the same old victory on today's run (before the first time warning) so must have been bad luck.

3/6 win (2 death, 1 timeout) - 0/3 Dagger

Wonder if anyone else is even doing it like me?


Edited, Apr 19th 2009 12:21pm by RattyBatty
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#37 Apr 19 2009 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Duoed Apis yesterday with 2 DNC's, crap drops though, lol.
#39 Apr 20 2009 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't play DNC much these days, but I did solo WSNM Water Leaper for Impulse Drive for my DRG. Long fight, but fun.
Biggest problem, besides eating a screwdriver, was popping/pulling it to safe spot because of so many mobs in the area.
Haven't got around to meriting DNC yet, so i didn't have any of the new merited abilities.
#40 Apr 22 2009 at 9:13 AM Rating: Good
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Purushamriga WARNING
Purushamriga WARNING
Purushamriga WARNING

Those of you using my solo technique DO NOT BUILD CC POINTS.

I'm now 100% sure that saving up CC before going in will make it un-soloable because it will constantly healing breeze. I've done this fight enough times both ways to know this is definitely not bad luck.

SE can never give without taking... They have some serious personal issues to get over.


Only SE would design something this stupidly. Can we turn CC off? I'm about to take a long FFXI break, I don't like being forced to do this once per day or get a guaranteed loss. Doing that was the only reason i was really logging in anymore.

Edit: Thought CC points start building at jp midnight, which made it even worse.


Edited, Apr 30th 2009 10:54am by RattyBatty
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#41 Apr 22 2009 at 1:55 PM Rating: Good
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that sucks Ratty

Anyone have anything new to add to soloing Baronial Bat ie. WSNM Evisceration?

Seems that it would be a prob with aggro from respawing mobs and maybe links(i forget if there are bats around that spot...long day)
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#42 Apr 22 2009 at 4:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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I soloed Baronial Bat before I left FFXI, but it was one of my solos I didn't youtube. >< The only hard part was getting it to a place where adds wouldn't respawn on top of me. I believe I popped it > D. Flourish > Run a bit > Sneak + Invis > Run to the tunnel that goes upstairs > wait for it to catch up > fight there. It's been a while though. Thanks for the props earlier in the thread Kalisa. ^^

Some of my more interesting solos when I still played include:

Kreutzet
Jaded Jody
Cemetery Cherry
Ose
Turranic Tunok
Asuran Fists/Savage Blade/Impulse Drive/Eviseration WSNMs

Most of those have vids on youtube under username jarvis440

Edited, Apr 22nd 2009 9:25pm by Teratogen
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#43 Apr 22 2009 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
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RattyBatty wrote:
Purushamriga WARNING
Purushamriga WARNING
Purushamriga WARNING

Those of you using my solo technique DO NOT BUILD CC POINTS.

I'm now 100% sure that saving up CC before going in will make it un-soloable because it will constantly healing breeze. I've done this fight enough times both ways to know this is definitely not bad luck.

SE can never give without taking... They have some serious personal issues to get over.


This means you have to camp the **** well at JP midnight to avoid building any CC if you wanna solo it. Only SE would design something this stupidly. Can we turn CC off? I'm about to take a long FFXI break cuz i refuse to log in at 11 every day just to be able to solo this. And doing that was the only reason i was really logging in anymore.

Edited, Apr 22nd 2009 1:23pm by RattyBatty


The first CC point you gain is given to you 32 hours after your last (successful?) MMM run, each additional point is given 8 hours after that (assuming you don't do MMM runs)
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#44 Apr 22 2009 at 6:15 PM Rating: Good
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Thanks for the info, it still then means you have to log in and try it every day or else the next time you try is a wash. Though i guess you can just do a farming run that day, but if you have trouble getting on every day you'll be wasting a lot of chances at the dagger :C
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#45 Apr 29 2009 at 9:53 AM Rating: Default
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I hate what SE has done with MMM.
#46 Apr 30 2009 at 6:45 AM Rating: Good
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Not to make a new thread just for this, FYI's my content ID's are now closed.

I leave the game every year so no big deal for me, but i can't help but feel this might be the last time. Been feeling frustration and disgust at SE far too much lately, to the point of willingly passing up a chance to work for them. GL with further solo research, keep pushing those limits cuz I won't be there anymore to help you do it! ;)

DNC has been my favorite job, stay fabulousss.

Edited, Apr 30th 2009 10:56am by RattyBatty
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#47 Apr 30 2009 at 11:49 AM Rating: Good
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Sorry to see you go Ratty. Thanks for all you've done for us. :)
peace
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#48Izaacpaul, Posted: May 08 2009 at 9:36 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) here's a video of my solo of floor 51 of nyzul isle. its freaking awesomsms
#49 May 11 2009 at 4:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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Kreutzet

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
Azoth/BK+1, Warhoop
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
Sole Sushi

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
#50 May 15 2009 at 6:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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Serket
I only soloed him for about 15 min then had a SCH friend show up to help finish him off. His acc was terrible. Usually only hit my fan dance 2-4 times before i would recast it even fully raged. Also I have 2 merits in fan dance. (Stun is your best friend.^^) I belive I could have soloed him. Though the fight would have been much longer.(took just under 40 min) Fully raged he crit a fresh fan dance for 74dmg. Never had fan dance get hit enough to be less than 50% dmg reduction.

Lumber Jack
Looooonnnng fight. But was an easy fight. Keep shadows up. Only had Break hit me once, and i resisted it. He spams Stonega 4(only thing to be feared in my fight, though break could be a problem if it lands.) His acc is terrible to an decent-good eva setup. Also I was spamming Stun for shadows. Even though he has "instant cast" I managed to stun just 1 of his spells. Over all very fun fight.

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#51 May 23 2009 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Aquarius: Long fight but not too hard. Have capped evasion and full evasion merits, plus a ton of + evasion gear.
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