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#1 Jun 28 2010 at 7:53 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sorry for making another skillup thread, just wanted to share that I've found the best mob to catch skills up on after the rush to 80 :

-Lobison (80-83) Jugner forest(s)
-Fan Dance / Defender
-Pooping skillups

I went on low moon phase, don't know how much more dangerous they get with full moon, but it was cake even though they were T. Fights are long thanks to their self-heal, so not much legwork to do. Be prepared for long fights. Skillups came in fast and hard, just like Brannigan's love.


Edited, Jun 28th 2010 11:06pm by RattyBatty
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#2 Jun 29 2010 at 4:48 AM Rating: Good
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Cool, thanks for the tip, just dinged 80 last night so I'll probably be doing this today.

Question though, did you load up on eva gear for these? Or is normal gear +pdt route the best way to go?

Edit: nvm just did full eva gear with fan and defender, went from capped 79 skills to capped 80 in about 6 lobisons, thanks for the info again!

Edited, Jun 29th 2010 9:39am by Kalisa
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#3 Jun 29 2010 at 9:31 AM Rating: Good
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I started in my haste gear then swapped to eva just to increase eva proc rate and skillup by association.

They're not dangerous at all with FanDance and Defender (unless full moon buffs them).

EDIT: Full moon does make them more of a headache, so go with a low moon for easiest semi-afk skilling.

Edited, Jul 31st 2010 1:02pm by RattyBatty
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#4 Jul 30 2010 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I had gone to MMSP for a couple puk kills for trial dagger. I was lazy and just fought a couple whm mamool outside the Jade Sepulcher. Last one I fought lasted for about 90 mins, just kept backed turned and used steps and RF. Went from 262 eva to capped, thing ran out of mp after about 30-40 mins lol. Took a little over 2 hours total.
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#5 Aug 02 2010 at 7:14 AM Rating: Decent
I did demons in Castle Baileys (S) as DNC/WAR. Capped weapon in one night. Evasion and parrying skill up were very generous to capped eva in about two nights at few hours each.

I camped at the center of the cross just before the campaign battle area. No demons hang there.

Rarely used fan dance because of already high evasion. Only the blm hurts when you miss stunning -gaIII spells.

#6 Aug 02 2010 at 12:55 PM Rating: Good
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For Evasion, I did Besieged on THF (though it would work just the same on DNC). Get TP for Aeolian Edge (or sub something for an AoE spell like Diaga). On my server, Zazarg usually ends up tanking like 20 mobs at once with virtually none of them being fought by normal players. Pop Fanatic's Drink and hit that mob of mobs with an AoE and watch the skill ups roll in. Stay engaged for some bonus parry skills too. Let them kill you, then HP to Whitegate and run back in and you'll have another Fanatic's Drink to use.

Edited, Aug 2nd 2010 2:56pm by Seitekifu
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#7 Aug 03 2010 at 8:01 AM Rating: Good
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Abyssea itself is fairly generous with skillups.

If you are pulling hate, you should leave the pt that caps you at lv 80 with capped evasion.

If you are not pulling hate.... wtf are you doing? DNC is a very good DD job when played as a DD job, and you can force mobs your way with waltz.


Unless you are the puller ( meh for a THF, very bad job for a DNC ), then theres little reason to not have your eva capped or almost capped the when you get to 80+10.999.
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#8 Aug 06 2010 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
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TheKhory wrote:
Abyssea itself is fairly generous with skillups.

If you are pulling hate, you should leave the pt that caps you at lv 80 with capped evasion.

If you are not pulling hate.... wtf are you doing? DNC is a very good DD job when played as a DD job, and you can force mobs your way with waltz.


Unless you are the puller ( meh for a THF, very bad job for a DNC ), then theres little reason to not have your eva capped or almost capped the when you get to 80+10.999.


Standing in front of Pachypodiums and allowing them to counter your attacks will get you skillups as well.
#9 Aug 31 2010 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
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So, capped my Evasion this way last weekend. My Parrying skill is horribly, terribly, unforgivably low though. I think I'm literally 75 levels under Parrying cap.

My questions are:
1) For Dancers with capped Parrying, how often do you Parry?
2) Strategy for skilling up Parrying is still:
* Find a monster that attacks frequently (Mandragora, etc) where your skill would be uncapped if your main job was equal to its level
* Stack Parrying Skill to increase your proc rate (2x Parrying Knives, Parrying Torque, Boxer's Mantle are what I'm aiming for at the moment)
* Stack - Evasion to decrease your Evasion proc rate so you can Parry more
* Potentially get a few of them hitting you at once
* Melee one and Waltz Waltz Waltz
eh?

At skill 200, Mandies on the lower floor of the Tree are off limits. I'm thinking about Korrigans in the upper tree, and then Pucks in Den of Rancor. Chigoes are nice on RDM, but DNC needs TP to stay alive and we can't melee them or they'll die from crits. After I cap out on those two mob types, I don't really know where to go, but I guess I could give Gnoles a try on New Moon.

Edited, Aug 31st 2010 11:48am by Byrthnoth
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#10 Aug 31 2010 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
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DNC can take on the Misareaux birdies (T-VT to 80) and if your server is getting Martial Master, it will work there. You don't even need to use /NIN (Utsusemi isn't ideal for evasion skilling anyway; you cannot skill up on hits that shadows block for you); some other defensive sub should still work.

Damnation Dive (stun) is the biggest potential threat; don't let yourself get hit by this when your HP is already getting low. Helldive can hurt too, especially in tandem with something cheap like a double attack + crit. May want to fulltime Fan Dance.

Edited, Aug 31st 2010 2:44pm by Fynlar
#11 Oct 14 2010 at 7:36 AM Rating: Good
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So, my saga to get a little Parrying Skill continues. I've found the least painful way to skill up is really in Abyssea parties or against NMs, pulling the occasional .4 or .5. I average less than 1 level of parrying per hour against Pucks or Korrigans (Martial master no longer applies because my skill is over 200).

If anyone finds a better way to do this, please let me know!
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#12 Oct 15 2010 at 10:33 AM Rating: Good
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I've found skilling up occurs fairly fast on high T/VT mobs, including parry even if its a bit behind. I was able to cap evasion and dagger solo pretty easily on http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Nostokulshedra by using tacos, fan dance, and defender. I found these mobs are pretty ideal for solo since their outside of abyssea, don't give any horrible status effects, they don't link too which is a plus. I died a few times from a few WSs that spiked 600+ damage, but besides that skilling up on these were pretty nice. I also got about 5 parry skill ups, so if your patient enough... lol.

Edited, Oct 15th 2010 12:34pm by palomaru

Edited, Oct 15th 2010 12:36pm by palomaru
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