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#1 Jul 29 2007 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Just wondering if there are any bcnms I could solo as a rdm as im kinda tight on gil and farming makes me want to poke my eyes out with a spork and also I have almost 4 stacks of seals in my mog locker that id like to put to use. I know id be better off doing some runs with other ppl but I dont have an ls atm and I wont do bc runs with random ppl as no good will ever come of it.
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#2 Jul 29 2007 at 5:19 PM Rating: Good
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Fire In The Sky, check out ffxicyclopedia.com for information on ENMs
Soloable by RDM.
Search for ENMs, go there, look for Fire In The SKy, lv30 3person max I think.
Drops Woodsmans Rings rarely from what I hear.
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#3 Aug 02 2007 at 7:35 AM Rating: Decent
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It is possible to solo KSNM 30 Operation Desert Swarm. I would not call it safe, or easy, as the only confirmation I have that it can be solo'd is an Avesta video.
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It is possible to solo KSNM 30 Operation Desert Swarm. I would not call it safe, or easy, as the only confirmation I have that it can be solo'd is an Avesta video.


He solo'ed it as a Blm. Thundaga III is pretty much mandatory.
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#5 Aug 02 2007 at 1:35 PM Rating: Good
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I would suggest getting a ls as your first priority. There are some nice 3 person bcnms that aren't terribly hard to setup as a ls run.
#6 Aug 02 2007 at 3:00 PM Rating: Good
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Supposedly Bionic Bug ENM is soloable. Again, you have to have the right gear and merits, and you basically have to pray he uses Counterstance early on(this TP move makes him take 2x dmg). I've personally gotten him to 40% solo with OK gear and without his using Counterstance (i think i would probably have won if he used it).
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#7 Aug 02 2007 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
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This may be just me, but it doesn't really seem like bugbears take noticeably more damage when they are in Counterstance (and by not noticeably, I mean I can't really see any difference... at all). I don't think it gimps their defense like it does for us.
#8 Aug 03 2007 at 6:29 AM Rating: Good
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Bionic Bug is a special instance I think.

I know one of his moves (Might be counterstance, my memory sucks) causes him to take double damage from everything (like goldfish in Sea). I don't think it lowers his defence the way it does for us, it just doubles the damage he takes including spells and Spirits Within.

I know you are looking for a solo, but if you can find a BLM buddy to duo with it opens up alot more possibilites, there are a ton of ENMs & BCs you can duo.

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#9 Aug 03 2007 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
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The Mimic BCNM can be soloed too. 1 in 3 chance of opening the chest with the treasure in it as opposed to getting one with a Mimic.

If you pop a Mimic you're pretty much done at that point but this is a soloable BCNM if you want a chance at getting a reward w/o actually fighting.
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#10 Aug 03 2007 at 7:26 AM Rating: Good
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The Mimic BCNM can be soloed too. 1 in 3 chance of opening the chest with the treasure in it as opposed to getting one with a Mimic.

If you pop a Mimic you're pretty much done at that point but this is a soloable BCNM if you want a chance at getting a reward w/o actually fighting.


What's the name of this one?
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#11 Aug 03 2007 at 7:34 AM Rating: Good
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If I'm not mistaken, Viella is referring to the BCNM 50 - Treasure and Tribulations in Balga's Dias

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It's called Treasure and Tribulations, but in my opinion that BCNM is nothing but a huge waste of seals. Not only do you have just a 1 in 3 chance of picking the right chest, but even if you do get it right there's no guarantee that you're going to get a money item. Sure you could get lucky and come out with millions of gil, but it's much more likely that you'll blow all your seals and come out with nothing.
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#13 Aug 03 2007 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
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yep, checked it out. it looks right. Thanks for the info.
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#14 Aug 03 2007 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
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It's called Treasure and Tribulations, but in my opinion that BCNM is nothing but a huge waste of seals. Not only do you have just a 1 in 3 chance of picking the right chest, but even if you do get it right there's no guarantee that you're going to get a money item. Sure you could get lucky and come out with millions of gil, but it's much more likely that you'll blow all your seals and come out with nothing.
Yes that's the name of it thanks. However it is no different than any of the other BCNM/KSNM/ENMs. You are never guaranteed big money items from any of them.

If you happen to have a good run of luck on a certain one then that is great. How many times have people done BCNM fights and come away with items that are worth more to the NPC store than they are on the AH? I would say a lot more times than they come away with millions.

OP was simply asking about soloable BCNMs of which T&T is one of. If you want a BCNM that is a guarantee win then you won't find any in this game.

Depending on your level it might be better to find 2 friends and do Assaults or even ISNMs. Assaults at least give you a guarantee that you will be rewarded for hard work and IS points are a lot easier to get for the ISNMs than Seals are for the others. Just my opinion though.
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#15 Aug 03 2007 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes that's the name of it thanks. However it is no different than any of the other BCNM/KSNM/ENMs. You are never guaranteed big money items from any of them.


You are guaranteed (I hope) of a better win rate than 33% though... which in turn increases the chances of a worthwhile money drop.
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You are guaranteed (I hope) of a better win rate than 33% though... which in turn increases the chances of a worthwhile money drop.


There are a lot of BCs like royal jelly where you should win nearly every time......
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There are a lot of BCs like royal jelly where you should win nearly every time......


I know that, that's my point. The win rate on Royal Jelly should be better than that of the 33% you'd get with Treasure and Tribulations. (You just can't solo the former.)
#18 Aug 03 2007 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
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as far as i know "pick a box" is the only soloable bcmn for a rdm.

up in arms, the kclub bcmn, is reliably duoable with another rdm. possibly duoable w a blm as well, but i havent tried. i have however won over 50 times duoing w various other rdms (no kclub yet tho, gahhhh) the only loss being when one of us d/ced for over 5 mins. even if you dont get a kclub, you'll generally make at least 50k, 5-7.5k from the chest and generally 3 peices of coral, which npc for 15k. so at the very least you wont come out of your run having lost gil on pies. the added bonus is that 60 cap is dooable in af and staves, you dont need to actually buy capped gear for this.
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#19 Aug 03 2007 at 6:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Up In Arms is likely soloable with Chainspell Drain and some meds. More meds than one would probably care to burn on that BC with its ****** drop rate, but it really seems doable nonetheless.
#20 Aug 03 2007 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Has anyone mentioned The Crimson King yet? I hear that ones soloable.
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#21 Aug 03 2007 at 10:18 PM Rating: Default
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Has anyone mentioned The Crimson King yet? I hear that ones soloable.


Just for clarification, the battlefield is called The Scarlet King.

I tried duoing that with another RDM twice, we timed out on one of them and barely won the second. It's like Up In Arms only significantly harder in many aspects >_>

Purson isn't quite as nukeable, he moves a lot faster, he hits a lot faster plus his hits hurt way more (his nearly constant Blood Weapon doesn't help matters), and I'm almost certain he's got more HP than Fe'e. Which is normal really; it is an uncapped KSNM fight and not a BCNM60. Still, it's far more of a challenge. I would recommend trying to solo Up In Arms first; if you cannot do that I wouldn't even bother trying to solo this one.

I have heard of it being soloed before though; I just cannot imagine it being easy (or worth the trouble and the meds you'd have to bring) at all. The only real saving grace you get is 15 additional minutes (compared to Up In Arms) to win.

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#22 Aug 06 2007 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Wild Wild Whiskers is solable... there is a video of Avesta on Youtube, although I believe you have to be merited to do it.

I actually tried this one myself, the problem you are going to run in to is the 15minute time limit, although I got it down to 40% in 9mins, before I got hit with a weird burst (he attacked me all the way through the casting time, so I thought it was inturrupted... then he killed me)

I'm not sure what else is soloable
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#23 Aug 17 2007 at 8:52 PM Rating: Default
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I got a sorcerers ring from the bcnm 50 yesterday. 1.5 mil solo ftw
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I got a sorcerers ring from the bcnm 50 yesterday. 1.5 mil solo ftw


First time I ever did Treasure and Tribulation, I got a Sorcerer's Ring. Then two losses, then a Minstrel's Ring. I stopped ahead there.
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#25 Jan 03 2012 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Get your SMN up to 20, get Ramuh and solo Shooting Fish repeatedly (need 2hr though).

I remember only needing Ramuh, a 2hr, a Yagudo Drink and an Au Lait.

I got a few mannequin pieces out of all my runs, which sell quite well.

Summon Ramuh
Pop Astral Flow
Pop a Drink
Use Judgement Bolt (or w/e it is) as soon as he gets close enough to melee.
Run down a bit
Watch your timer
If timer on JB is up, get in range, use JB, run again
If Ramuh's health gets low well before the timer is back up, make sure to run away to get enough room to resummon.
JB once more.

If the fish are still alive, just use Thunderspark and they should be dead.

Also, always a good idea to do the fight on Lightningday, just for good luck. And have as close to maxed Summoning Skill as possible.

I've soloed this one over and over. Sometimes you have bad luck, but I didn't lose often enough for me to stop doing it.

I've soloed the Wings of Fury once as a BST...wait, no...I believe I was SMN and had a BST friend with me. Much easier. Sic Carby on the big bat, let the BST fight the lil bats against each other, heal (using Carby) as needed.
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holy necro batman. this post was from 2007.
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#27 Jul 08 2013 at 3:45 AM Rating: Default
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Since we're "necro-posting".. I was wondering the same thing not too long ago. On my server, the BCNM 40 spells from back in the day (erase, phalanx, raise III, etc) have sky rocketed back up to 1 million +. I think this is due to the lack of participation in the BCNMs, etc.

With the current RDM abilities, etc., what's easily soloable?
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#28 Jul 08 2013 at 8:55 AM Rating: Good
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I'm feeling like the 30-40 range won't really be happening for soloing since the job's ability list is pretty lacking at that point with the BCs themselves yielding multiple mobs (some with annoying status effects). You could maybe farm Raise III off the quadav king if you can keep track of ToD, but I'd hardly call that time efficient. Ultimately, seals are more precious now due to the level cut-offs and SE being dumb about the conversion ratio.
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That's what I was thinking, but I'm assuming all of the mobs in Q Dome around the King still aggro. That's annoying. It's been a long time since I've done that so, I don't remember. But, I remember *attempting* to farm spells there before, no fue bueno.
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They'll aggro, yes, but if you don't have competition you can clear the scrubs out before windows and pull the King past the drop. Just be careful not to zone out and keep your back to the ledge/wall so head **** doesn't knock you out.
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