Exp Solo 57-75
There are a lot of guides on how to solo exp for jobs like BLM, RDM and SCH but they cover almost only pets. WIth this little guide i wanted to talk about alternative spots i've used to solo my SCH since level 57.
The reasons i liked these more than pets are:
1) For non BLM jobs that can't oneshots pets the chances of links are much higher and you have to wait often for a good time to pull losing a lot of time
2) All these new locations are in Toau zones where you can benefit of the Sanction refresh and +15% exp bonus
3) Pet soloing is became so much popular that there is a lot of competition for camps expecially in the higher leves
Caederva - Chigoe - Lv 57 > 60
Suggested Sub: RDM
Take the portal to Azouph Staging Point and go to J7 inside the tunnel. This is your camp and it's completely safe (leeches don't aggro).
In the west exit of the tunnel there are 3 chigoes. Chigoes are not targettable until they aggro, they don't hit too hard but are very fast and capable of doing double and triple attacks. They also have an annoying Additional Effect: Disease (SCH gets Viruna with Addendum White tho)
Very important to have Aquaveil up and possibly equip with -%Interruption rate (af hands)
RDM sub is far superior than NIN here bacause chigoes hit so fats that Utsu:Ichi isn't very useful, and with NIN sub you get only Sleep1 as defensive spell and if it gets resisted (and it will happen often) you are dead. With RDM sub instead you get Aquaveil and Blink as protection spells and Sleep1, Bind and Gravity.
The best tecnique is to get close to a chigoe and aggro it then quickly cast Bind (they don't immediatly attack you after aggro if you are quick you can land Bind before getting hit) then cast Gravity and nuke-kite them inside the tunnel.
Using constantly Parsimony and Sublimation you can kill all 3 chigoes getting chain 2 before resting, then rest full and kill again all 3 for chain 5.
At 57 i found them quite difficult to be honest, even with good gear (Hq taffs, shamans cloak, enf earring, ecc) and full enf merits they often resisted my Bind, SLeeps and gravity. Once hit 58 with AF body (+15 enf e +15 elem) things gets much better.
Aydeewa Subterrane - Fossorial Flea - Lv 60 > 65
Suggested Sub: RDM
Enter form E-10 Wajaom Woodlands and go to F-7. In this tunnel there are 7 Fessorial Flea. The repop of these are much slower than the ones in Caederva tho and you'll probably have to wait a little after every cycle
Camp in the north tunnel wich leads to Halvung (qiqirn don't aggro). The tecnique is the same as before, pull with Bind the nuke them while kiting with gravity up. Like before i reccomend to kill the first 3 ones before resting then go for chain 5.
Once you get a couple of levels you can go try to kill 3 then all the other 4 to get chain 6 (use alacrity of the last to get it)
Fessorial Flea Exp
One of the most incredible things of exping on chigoes are the quantity of seals you make, in these 8 levels i got something like 50 kindred and 50 beastman seals.
Aydeewa Subterrane - Qiqirn Enterpriser - Lv 65 > 68
Suggested Sub: NIN
Unfortunatly i haven't found any higher levels chigoes so for the next levels we gonna move to other type of mobs, Qiqirn RNGs. These mobs are extremely easy to kill, even the IT++ ones since they don't come into melee range but will only shoot arrows from distance. They sometimes like to run away to their spone point with the possibility to link other qiqirns.
This solo exp method is quite popular so it's easy to find caps occupied, always check the zone before moving and set your comment once you get there.
Enter from I6 Wajaom Woodlands, there are 2 possible camps at I10 and H8. Not much to say about technique just nuke them to death, they only advice i can give is to fight them facing away from them becasue one of their TP moves called Faze that causes Terror it's a gaze attack and won't have effect if you are not facing them.
Aydeewa Subterrane - Qiqirn Archaeologist - Lv 68 > 70
Suggested Sub: RDM
At 68 you get Stoneskin with RDM sub so i suggest to switch to it
Enter from E10 Wajaom Woodlands, there's only 1 good camp at I9, there are others RNG mobs in the NW part of the map (where you exped before on Fessorial Fleas) but are harder to pull and you need to move around with sneak and invisible beetween pulls.
You can Aspir the worms around for MP but be careful of Quake
Alzadaal Undersea Ruins - Qiqirn Poulterer - Lv 70 > 72
Take portal to Nyzul isle. In this map there are a lot of Qiqirn Poulterer but they are spread around the zone.
I marked on this map where you can find them:
red dot= 1 qiqirn RNG
black dot= 2 qiqirn RNG
Nyzul Isle Map
As you can see there are only 2 rooms with 2 of them, if you are the only one exping here you can cycle between these two rooms and the 2 at I7-I10, if there is another person you should choose North or South camp.
I never seen one of these Qirins run back to pop point and with /RDM sub for gravity and Bind i found even the THF ones to be quite easy to solo
Always double Water weather here, very nice for Hydrohelix and at 71 when you get Water IV.
Mount Zhayolm - Ebony Pudding - Lv 72 > 75
Suggested Sub: RDM
Typical BLM75 solo spot, you can already come here at 70 in a manaburn pt but i would suggest at least level 72 when you get errant and yigit gear before trying them solo. Higly resistent to sleep and silence you kill them kiting with gravity, outrun the most dangerous spells.
At level 72 they are VT and IT, quite difficult to solo cause you will see quite some resists, but i still reccomend coming here cause there are high chances to get into a manaburn party for high exp.
Chaining these solo highly depends on resist rates and how much you have to run from their big spells, which could end up in deaggro and depop.
Must be very careful because Puddings aggro to JA form quite far away (20' i think), so look around before using Sublimation or Stratagems.
Edited, May 13th 2008 10:19am by Amunaptra
Edited, May 15th 2008 10:47am by Amunaptra