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#52 Mar 29 2009 at 6:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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Alkalurops.

Next up Novio!



Oh nice, I'm quite eager to see the results of testing with that. Any chance you'd be willing to provide?

Grats on getting drop ^,^
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#53 Mar 29 2009 at 8:50 AM Rating: Good
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Depends on which information you are wanting. For max dmg helix and nukes, Alkalurops falls well short of course. Where I am still working on is enfeebles and lower level more resisted helices, under the 150ish damage area. I dont get a ton of time to test helices on sea mobs very often since its pretty important I actually pay attention and help out.

For Enfeebles I think its been relatively proven that 1Macc is ~1Skill. I would assume that Alkalurops would beat out Staves here.

We will assume the helix formula is correct even though it isn't exact. Using the FFXI Magic DMG Calculator...

Cryohelix
With Alkalurops against a pudding(89INT) with Hailstorm/Eb:
75+83 = 192/tick

With HQ staff against a pudding(89INT) with Hailstorm/Eb:
75+78 = 209/tick

With NQ staff against a pudding(89INT) with Hailstorm/Eb:
75+77 = 198/tick

On a monster that takes less magic damage(I couldnt think of a specific INT value of any certain mobs, so I assumed 104INT):

With Alkalurops against a mob with 104INT with Hailstorm/Eb:
75+83 = 128/tick

With HQ staff against a mob with 104INT with Hailstorm/Eb:
75+78 = 138/tick

With NQ staff against a mob with 104INT with Hailstorm/Eb:
75+77 = 130/tick

Ionohelix
With Alkalurops against a pudding(89INT) with Thunderstorm/Eb:
75+77 = 179/tick

With HQ staff against a pudding(89INT) with Thunderstorm/Eb:
75+67 = 183/tick

With NQ staff against a pudding(89INT) with Thunderstorm/Eb:
75+67 = 174/tick

On a monster that takes less magic damage(I couldnt think of a specific INT value of any certain mobs, so I assumed 104INT):

With Alky against a mob with 104INT with Thunderstorm/Eb:
75+77 = 118/tick

With HQ staff against a mob with 104INT with Thunderstorm/Eb:
75+67 = 117/tick

With NQ staff against a mob with 104INT with Thunderstorm/Eb:
75+67 = 113/tick

As you can see according to the Magic Calculator, Alkalurops is a decent replacement for NQ staves for Helix spells along with a good replacement for HQ staves other than Aquilo's on tougher mobs (the 120 and below area where the 15% damage increase from HQ is only a fairly small amount.) While I do agree with this information I do not completely trust the Magic Damage Calculator for Helix as I know for a fact my Helix does well more than 209 on puddings.


Edited, Mar 29th 2009 12:52pm by haleoale
#54 Mar 29 2009 at 10:04 AM Rating: Good
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Just retrieved my Scholar's Gown +1 :D

**** thing cost 10 more coins than I thought though.
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#55 Mar 29 2009 at 10:59 AM Rating: Excellent
I just got Argute Mortarboard, which makes me 4/5 SCH. ^^ Sooo close to getting my first completed relic set. :3 *dances around happily*

We're still running, but I don't know if I dare to hope for some DNC goodness, too. ^^;
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#56 Apr 01 2009 at 9:22 PM Rating: Good
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Argute Gown on both of my characters in the same run. Also landed Comm. Frac. Nice Beaucedine run! Now I need to make it to a Xarc or two for the Hat
#57 Apr 02 2009 at 9:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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#58 Apr 02 2009 at 10:23 PM Rating: Good
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Ding 50SCH and I completed my AF set. The AF3 was a fun fight!
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#59 Apr 08 2009 at 7:05 AM Rating: Good
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Argute Mortarboard in the first 5 minutes of a Xarc run. Now time to get AF body+1 to finish elemental skill build.
#60 Apr 13 2009 at 12:26 PM Rating: Good
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Ding 60SCH. I love the look of our AF!
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#61 Apr 16 2009 at 10:18 AM Rating: Good
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I'd rather use Pen rope when nuking but ****, not a bad augment at all
#62 Apr 16 2009 at 10:44 AM Rating: Good
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If there was no penitent's rope, that would be the best Ive seen.
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#63 Apr 16 2009 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
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Delayed post due to laziness ; ;

Got 3 good bodies all in one day O,O hard for me to handle the excitement.
Ixion, redingote, and argute gown! /gleeee I R so happy i wanna dance to some Mika - Love Today!
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#64 Apr 16 2009 at 4:46 PM Rating: Good
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Congrats!!! What will you use Ixion for now? Sell that and buy a much cheaper V Cloak for your time when Sublimation is full or not active. You will love Argute Gown...it really bumped my soloing capabilities alot. Especially kited things like Despot or Dea that require you to have some sort of refresh.
#65 Apr 17 2009 at 2:54 AM Rating: Excellent
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Congrats!!! What will you use Ixion for now? Sell that and buy a much cheaper V Cloak for your time when Sublimation is full or not active. You will love Argute Gown...it really bumped my soloing capabilities alot. Especially kited things like Despot or Dea that require you to have some sort of refresh.


Na... like I could completely understand where someone would be coming from that wanted to do that, but i -personally- totally wouldn't. Ill list why

#1 I hate "recycling" gear or selling off unless i have completely no use for said item. I like to progress only if that makes any sense.

#2, based off the foundation of #1, I still have my Royal cloak which I never intend to sell, but will mainly be used with "only need refresh, not regen" jobs. like Smn or blm for example.

#3 I have 2 standing macros set up now, 1 for gown, one for ixion. The one with gown is for if i have sublimation pull initiated, and want the pull speeded up (obvously right). However, I'll also have the ixion on stand by if say i need actual mp more than my charge, but still wanna keep a charge pulling instead of spending it yet (ie low mana but need some like during endurance matches like soloing Ullikumi. Also, I'd keep ixion cloak for situations like being in sky when i wanna put up sublimation, but don't wanna hassle with putting up skin, or can't "cuz of magic aggro" i can toss up my ixion cloak, garden bangles, and nodowa for a 2-3 tick regen to negate the sublimation pull for a majority amount. I do a lot of things that require "ALOT" of running, like running all over the sea zones, palace, sky, etc, and sometimes i need the cloaks use more so than the gown's use. (situational gear go!)


but anywayz, that's jus me : D to each their own ^,^ ty btw for your kduos : ) i'm really excited about all three of em, cuz they'll all really help me in the things i get myself into on sch ^,^
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#66 Apr 19 2009 at 3:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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#67 Apr 20 2009 at 4:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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Argute Gown mine!

I DC'd in the middle of a Beaucedine, took the opportunity to swap from PS2 to PC, came back, saw the loot pool, saw the Gown, lotted, and then said, "I'm back, DC'd, sorry." Well, the LS chat pretty much erupted with "LOT YOU FOOL" because my gown had gone free-lot (it's nice being one of two SCH in my shell). In the midst of the chaos, the linkshell got everyone to pass to me (which was way more considerate than I deserve), and I was the proud recipient of one of 5 relic pieces or armor to drop the entire night.

Fun times.
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#68 Apr 23 2009 at 4:55 AM Rating: Excellent
Hydra Gloves, Argute Gown, Royal Redingote all in one week
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#69 Apr 23 2009 at 5:09 AM Rating: Good
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http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/289/checulo.jpg

Im quite happy,think is the best nuking earring that we can ever get from the tenshodo chest (i know that augment can reach a max of mattk +2,but i doubt we will ever see an earring with +2 int and 2 mab together).

Err,don't consider the rest of the gear,i was on bst and that's my mana setup xD
#70 Apr 23 2009 at 7:00 AM Rating: Good
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Congrats on that earring!! Looks **** for helix and resist setups. I'm still waiting for a 2MAB, 2Macc, 2INT earring to show up. My first 6 keys have been absolutely nothing. lol
#71 Apr 23 2009 at 8:36 AM Rating: Good
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All those goodies on the same earring?O.O
Does it exist?
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I'm not sure if that combo can exist together, but pretty sure I've seen augments with 3 different stats. Most likely they wouldnt put Macc Matt and INT together though...too good to be true! One can wish though lol
#73 Apr 25 2009 at 8:18 AM Rating: Good
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Finally beat my puppet's best nuke! 1735 thunder 4, with ebullience, day and weather, morgana's cotehardie, v. mufflers, yigit feet, moldy, ugg pendant um... I think that's all important stuff. Okay, puppet has only blizzard 4... but still! I couldn't beat it before I did some gear upgrades.

Oh and I got argute pants a while ago, hoping for the gown to drop this evening. And there not being gazillion other people lotting it...

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#74 Apr 26 2009 at 7:25 AM Rating: Good
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Was killing a new PH's to try and pop Aquarius and with thunder weather + day got a 1696 thunder IV. The people I was with (a blm and 2 melees) were floored. The blm had just done a burst 2 for 1900.


Afterwards, Enfeebling Torque:O Enfeebling magic 305
#75 Apr 26 2009 at 9:57 AM Rating: Good
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Argute Gown O Sch lvl 49
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- Max Sublimation 5/5
- Stormsurge 1/?
- Elemental Magic 3/8
- Argute Bracers
- Argute Gown (Epic piece, first ice run ever!)

<3 SCH

Edit: Argute Pants GET!

Edited, May 5th 2009 7:25pm by DecimationOfFenrir
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#78 May 06 2009 at 2:59 PM Rating: Good
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I finally took a week off from helping ppl to help catch myself back up on some farming, and had a week that I could hardly with stand. This was the stuff that followed my earlier post but was in the same "Farming work week", so clumped them together.

In 1 weeks time:

previous post: Argute Gown, Royal Redingote #1, Ixion Cloak (3 bodies in 1 day o,o;)

added: Concealing Cuffs, Ixion Cape, Witch Sash, Elemental Earring, Royal Redingote #2

Quite a happy tawu! If only we could get Love to show some love..

Edited, May 6th 2009 4:00pm by xXxNaobixXx
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#79 May 06 2009 at 10:12 PM Rating: Good
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Well, finally got around to soloing, in my mind, something worth bragging about.

Aa Xalmo the Savage

Took about an hour of killing place holders to get him to pop.

buffs, food, hailstorm, cryohelix-> bio 2 then earth staff kited to stairs/hallway and bind/grav'd it to 50% or so, keeping helix/bio up the entire time. Around 50% bind started wearing almost instantly and I got caught with a few (very hard) hits.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d58/Logic23/ish/517965c0.jpg

Slept it, and sleep was sticking fine so went with a sleep/nuke/kite tactic until eventually dead.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d58/Logic23/ish/38dd76e3.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d58/Logic23/ish/196b324e.jpg


No drop but I'm happy, been wanting to solo something harder than an aura stat for awhile for practice, eventually would like to move to sky nm's like despot and ulli.
#80 May 10 2009 at 5:40 AM Rating: Good
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Solo'd Draketrader Zlodgodd the DRG SNM.

Kite back and forth with /nin. Keeping Helix on, casting drain and blizzard IV with Parsimony for Helix, and Parsimony/Alacrity for Blizzard IV. Takes about 20mins to kill. I've gotten the skystrider 6 times.
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#81 May 15 2009 at 3:26 PM Rating: Good
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While I mainly nuke on my sch, I also do main heal quite a bit and I have whm75, so I took the plunge and it paid off.

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#82 May 17 2009 at 7:05 PM Rating: Excellent
Won a pair of Argute Loafers tonight, putting me at 4/5. Just need the hat now!
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#83 May 19 2009 at 7:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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5/5 Stormsurge! It came at a price tho... 0/10 anniversary band. Worth it imo as before my merit frenzy i was 1/5.
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#84 Jun 01 2009 at 4:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yay!!! I finally got my Novio Earring!

After waiting for ~ 1 1/2 years to get one from my LS, and not getting any Love from Jailer of Love, I finally jus broke down and bought one. I really didn't wanna have to buy one, but I'm happy I did. I try to look at it as a temporary investment, so that once i get the one from LS, i can sell this one back and have a nice "savings account" waiting for me when the time comes : D

Blm and sch are officially completed now (except for morrigan's on blm which im sure i'll never see.... way way too much backstabbing and cutthroating for my tastes ; ; Maybe if my LS does it as an LS event some day).
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#86 Jun 04 2009 at 10:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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Big week for me:

Argute Gown: O (that thing is awesome looking btw)
Hyorin (Ice) Obi: O (I. HATE. SHARKS.)
Korin (Light) Obi: cure potency +10%? {Yes, please}.

The Argute Gown and Summoner's Doublet were both up at the same time, and I could only bid on one. I think I made the right decision ^^.
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#87 Jun 06 2009 at 4:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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I started a new Taru character just to level sch on, got it to 44 so far.
Coming along nicely, very fun job.
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#88 Jun 08 2009 at 1:37 PM Rating: Good
Argute Mortarboard
Argute Gown
Argute Bracers
Argute Pants
Argute Loafers
Alkalurops plus 8 elemental staffs

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#89 Jun 09 2009 at 11:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ding! SCH 75!
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#90 Jun 10 2009 at 2:22 AM Rating: Good
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grats svy!!!! may the real fun begin!!
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#91 Jun 14 2009 at 5:58 PM Rating: Good
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Goliard Clogs and floor 20 clear ^^
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#92 Jun 21 2009 at 11:42 AM Rating: Good
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Argute Loafers: O

4/5 relic, missing hat, and belt if you wanna count that
#93 Jun 21 2009 at 9:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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Argute Mortarboard, 5/5 on sch relic! A very very very messy and bad fathersday xcarabard with more than half the shell missing.. but my final sch peice dropped :)
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#94 Jun 27 2009 at 12:41 AM Rating: Good
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Finished CoP and got Tamas Ring
Later on did limbus and got apollon item
After that I got Argute Gown
A very good day for my SCH.
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#95 Jun 28 2009 at 8:08 PM Rating: Good
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Argute gown as well ^_^ Finally after so many glaciers not seeing it drop, it rained them. 3 gowns in that one run. I got first, and the others went to people who had schs in 50s.

Also goliard cuffs a few days ago, now I just need goliard hat.
#96 Jul 01 2009 at 10:46 PM Rating: Good
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Snagged an Ixion Cloak

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Woo! I got level 41 today duoing SMN pets with a BLM. I like pulling on SCH. xD
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Snagged an Ixion Cloak

Congrats lol I saw you running around and kept thinking your BLM has weird boots when I was seeing Argute Loafers.
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#99 Jul 02 2009 at 11:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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Argute Belt!!

Impossible to gauge
lot 57!

Good thing no one else was lotting >.>
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#100 Jul 02 2009 at 11:24 PM Rating: Good
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lol grats Vendi. Thats such an absurdly sick piece of gear.


Gonna copy/paste this from the whm thread, it happened to me earlier today


You guys ever bid all your gil on something you KNOW you cant afford?

I sold my star earring which left me earringless in a slot on white mage, I went to auction house to find a replacement in the mean time and I saw a heavens earring +1 in stock; 600k-1.5m history. Usually went for 1m.

so for laughs I bid all my gil

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"You buy the Heaven's Earring +1 for 392,605g"

Hit up bismarck history for it, good stuff.
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tyty Logiks. I almost sh*t bricks when it dropped. Mostly because...
1. it actually dropped!
2. our other ls Scholar wasnt there.
3. I didnt have to burn pts because it went free lot to lvl75 sch's >.>
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