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#1 Mar 07 2011 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi guys im wondering if i can solo any of my seals for my af3+1, im a single dad i dont get alot of play time so i could like to be able to solo some seals if i could I have Nin Mnk Blm Whm Rdm Brd that I could use to get my seals.
Any suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks alot :)
#2 Mar 08 2011 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
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With that range of jobs you can probably kill plenty of stuff that will drop seals for +1's. I'm not going to go so far as suggesting particular NM's, but start with feet/legs/head and see how you go. You can also quest for seals but it can be boring and drop rates suck.

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#3 Mar 08 2011 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I think with that range of jobs, nin will be your best bet. But in my limited experience not many of these nms are solo friendly. if you can find someone to duo with you shouldn't have any trouble with anything aside from the body seals. I don't know about your server, but on mine, there's always someone in jeuno shouting for parties for this or that nm. they usually say what seals are dropped, and which are available. Also, solo, you will only be procing maybe 1/3 of the time .
#4 Mar 08 2011 at 1:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Funeral Apkallu (legs) and Gnawtooth Gary (feet) can be soloed by NIN/DNC. You'll want 3 really good atmas to be able to solo them in a timely manner though. If you don't have that, then you might be better off looking for a pick up group that's doing those NMs, and go as BLM to help proc yellow.
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#5 Mar 08 2011 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I can only speak to head seals, b/c that's all I've really done so far. On NIN/DNC: Wherwetrice would be difficult due to petrify, Blazing Eruca would be difficult b/c of it's potent blaze spikes. You could probably solo Wherwetrice with a petrify screen (probably easier on MNK just try to kill it fast), and might be able to swing Eruca with the +100 fire resist atma. For Eruca probably sub /WHM for barfire, use RR + MM + fire resist atma.

These are both easily duo'ed though (NIN or MNK or THF + BLM or WHM or RDM, I think MNK + BLM/WHM is the most efficient).
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#6 Mar 08 2011 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
Head ~ wherwetrice is cake, his petrify and mute do not last very long. I did not solo it, I came on blm for triggers, but my BF basically solo'd it on nin/dnc while I just shot out the occasional nuke for trigger purposes. Even when petrified and muted he was able to outlast the dmg before he could get shadows up.

Legs ~ I had the hardest time trying to get legs to drop. Funeral Apkallu was definitely the easiest and supposedly had the highest drop rate, but I only ever saw 3 seals total drop from it. Also solo'd by a nin/dnc. I ended up getting my leg seals from Nonno w/ a group of 4. He hits a lot and very hard!

Feet ~ Feet were by far the easiest. I watched a nin/dnc solo the gargoyle, although you have to be VERY careful for its spikes when it sits down. I did get a few seals from this, but I was on rdm and my BF was on nin/dnc. Ended up finishing up these seals on Gnawtooth, which is a completely easy solo, even w/o procs the drops were plentiful.

Hands and body will require at least 2 ppl, as the nms are more difficult in the heroes zones. The good news is with a solid trio or quad, they are still relatively easy to do.

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#7 Mar 08 2011 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
I apologize as I don't have much to recommend in the solo front, the only solos I've done so far have been Pallad Percy for RDM seals on RDM/DRK, and anything in La Thiene that I can drag to a pinning spot.

Koghatu has been eating up all my time lately, he's soloable on RDM, but haven't attempted it on BLM since I like to hide behind Utsusemi and it's just too hard to recover from a mistake on BLM. The strategy for him is pretty easy, pop with sneak up, run him over to Conflux 7, and run him around in big circles between the conflux and the big rock at the top of the ramp. He TPs 3 times in a row, so I usually get hit with one, then trigger the next two by letting him get just close enough and running out of range. This is where recovery on BLM isn't as easy since you can't just throw up Utsu. He basically only takes damage from fire spells, and triggering !! can be pretty frustrating, but there's a martello you can hit up right on the kite path so MP usually isn't an issue.

I hung out in the zone and offered to help people that were spawning the Shiva VNM and picked up 6 BLM Body seals one day.

Then there's those domination ops, I spammed a ton of the Buffalo and the Dolls in Vunkerl but you are looking at a low occurrence of any of the 10 different seals dropping each time you complete one. The bonus here is that if you hang out long enough, a party will likely happen and it's easy to get invited, in which case you could be completing a Domination Op once every couple minutes.

That's really all the progress I've made, and appreciate any other solo/duo info I can get.
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#8 Mar 17 2011 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
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svlyons wrote:
Funeral Apkallu (legs) and Gnawtooth Gary (feet) can be soloed by NIN/DNC.


Blazing Eruca (head) is stupid easy RDM/NIN with movement atma kiting around and under the arch just north of it's spawn point. Keep it Addled and outrun the occasional AOE. Dont nuke while it's casting.

Nonno (legs) can be soloed RDM/BLU, stoneskin/cocoon tanking with a decent -PDT set. Use Emphaikos Rope for Aquaveil and keep it up at all times to ensure you get Stoneskin back up each time it falls. Nuke after each new Stoneskin. Keep poison and bio on him. Slow and Para are pretty useless. Dont melee, or use the Ceremonial Dagger/Enspell trick.

Koghatu (hands) is stupid easy RDM/NIN with movement atma kiting in the open area near flux 7. The trick is to sneak pull him to the "hallway" on the way to flux 7, cast poison so he doesnt go unclaimed, outrun him then recast sneak before you exit the hallway. He should stay claimed all the way to flux 7.

Koghatu & Blazing Eruca can also be done BLM/NIN. Though much more difficult, it will give you a much better chance at yellow.

To be honest though, you will get your seals much, much faster and easier by shouting for a 4 man pick up group for each of those NMs. Much faster kills, more pops, and a much better chance at yellow.

Edited, Mar 17th 2011 4:09am by K1n371x
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#9 Mar 22 2011 at 12:15 PM Rating: Good
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I can't believe nobody mentioned Agressor Antlion in Attohwa. Go to Conflux 00 and run west, just past the Sapper NPC is a rock formation that causes monsters to path extremely badly; you can easily solo any NM in the zone by pinning it on those rocks, assuming you can survive the pull. Highly recommended to spend a few minutes practicing with a normal mob before you try bringing a NM. Go BLM/NIN so you have 5/8 yellow triggers, pull the Antlion to the rocks, proc yellow and nuke it down. If you get unlucky on yellow, you can easily deaggro it around the same rocks, which resets the weakness; do keep in mind that this can work against you as well, so definitely practice on a NQ mob first to get the hang of it. Just be aware that it'll start spamming the same TP move over and over occasionally, you'll need to let it get close to attempt a different move to make it stop.

Wherwetrice and Eruca are also soloable, but Antlion is your best bet as it tends to be the least-camped of the three (in my experience, anyway, your results may vary). Also, I would only use NIN for solo seal farming as a last resort, as your drops will be much worse with a 12% chance at Yellow than BLM's 60%.
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#10 Mar 24 2011 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
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In my experience, even if you have limited playtime, it's not worth it to try to solo these NMs for a couple of reasons:

1. The seal drop rate without yellow stagger is less than amusing. Even if you get lucky and get a drop, the probability of it being one of the other 3 seals that NM drops is high and getting a useless seal after a 20-30 minute solo fight is frustrating.

2. Most times, there's another group waiting to fight the same mob. All you're going to do is waste their vistant time and **** them off in the process of getting a crappy drop rate.


If you don't want to wait for a pickup group, I have 2 suggestions.

1. Find a whm/blm friend and go on darkday or lightday. The probability that the whm/blm will be able to stagger is reasonably high and a whm main can duo most seal mobs with just about any decent tank/dd job. MNK and NIN both work well here.

2. Go solo anyway, but be on the look out for other groups fighting the NM. From the perspective of the other group, it's almost always worth it to alternate pops/drops with the soloer than it is to attempt to out-pop the NM and lose valuable time when you miss the chance.

As an example, I went out with a blm friend to duo Nonno (the lil mandy in Misareaux) for my blm seals but we found another group out there duoing as well. After losing 1 or 2 pops to them, we suggested combining our efforts. Not only was the kill speed at least triple what it was before, but we were able to cover more stagger options and we both got more seals than we needed.

My point is, get rid of the solo mindset. Find a duo partner and go with them, with the idea that maybe you can team up with another group that is already there. There's absolutely zero need to sit in Jeuno and shout for a pickup group though.

Edited, Mar 24th 2011 12:56pm by BrownDuck
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#11 Apr 09 2011 at 4:26 AM Rating: Decent
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BST can solo everything but the body. Soloed the hat, hands and legs in 2 days, except for a naked, atma-less triggerer on a couple fights.. Haven't gone after the feet yet, because while the seals are easy, the base feet are a pain in the ***.

Favor Aggressor antlion over werewhetrice. Yeah, yeah, I know 15 minute repop, but he drops BLM almost every single time. Killed him 4 times and got 7 BLM off him, while 8 werewhetrice only gave me 1 BLM seal.

Edited, Apr 9th 2011 6:29am by louispv
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#12 Apr 12 2011 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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louispv wrote:
BST can solo everything but the body. Soloed the hat, hands and legs in 2 days, except for a naked, atma-less triggerer on a couple fights.. Haven't gone after the feet yet, because while the seals are easy, the base feet are a pain in the ***.

Favor Aggressor antlion over werewhetrice. Yeah, yeah, I know 15 minute repop, but he drops BLM almost every single time. Killed him 4 times and got 7 BLM off him, while 8 werewhetrice only gave me 1 BLM seal.

Edited, Apr 9th 2011 6:29am by louispv


Agree on AA as bst, but sadly i have only completed 1 brd, 2 pup and 1 smn AF3+1 and only got so far 2 blm seals >.>;

What did you killed for hands and legs? strategy? jug used?
Thank you!
#13 Apr 17 2011 at 10:22 PM Rating: Good
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Koghatu and funereal apkallu. With ducal guard, mounted champion and razed ruin and 2 physical damage axes and moogle hat, none of them can do much damage to yuly. Lord varney should do for feet, he's also easy (all wind attacks) but I'm waiting until I have to do 40 bukhis for farsha anyway for him. Maybe the rabbit too, but I don't know if you can out damage the wild carrot usage.
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#14 Apr 26 2011 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Lord varney should do for feet, he's also easy (all wind attacks) but I'm waiting until I have to do 40 bukhis for farsha anyway for him. Maybe the rabbit too, but I don't know if you can out damage the wild carrot usage.


Id go for the rabbit personally, and I did! Varney is 10-15 minute timed spawn and you might come up against competition from Bukhis groups. You could always run back and forth between Varney and Garry I guess but getting pops for the rabbit will mean spending more time at the bunnies.

For pet/atma: Yuly using Gnarled Horn, Razed Ruins and either Stronghold or Mounted Champion. Oh and Spiral Spin. You need to melee with him to have enough damage, and you need to sub NIN to block Whirl Claws.
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#15 May 16 2011 at 6:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Head: I fought Aggressor Antlion exclusively for these seals on BST (NIN/DNC(or THF) could also solo this NM). Wherewetrice, like any Cockatrice, is just too dangerous to be worth the trouble compared to the tamer Antlion.

Legs: I got the leg seals mostly from the Funereal Apkallu in a party that ran through Misareaux (memory is still fuzzy on the whole run). It can be soloed by NIN, provided hate hasn't spiralled out of control.

Feet: For Ninja, Gnawtooth Gary is the easiest means of getting BLM seals. He takes a while to kill, but poses little threat if you have the right Atmas and use the right Ninjutsu.

Hands: Between Koghatu, Tea Kettle, and Sharabha, Koghatu is the best of a bad lot as far as soloing goes. I'd recommend just grab a friend or two and duo/trio Teekesselchen (with Prismatic Elixir, of course) or join an Amarok group that's willing to farm Sharabha (Hides aren't always for sale, in any case).

Body: No solo options here. Chione requires support of some kind, Amarok is Amarok, and Teugghia is too difficult to fight without healing.
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#16 May 16 2011 at 2:44 PM Rating: Good
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AriesMCMLXXIII wrote:
Head: I fought Aggressor Antlion exclusively for these seals on BST (NIN/DNC(or THF) could also solo this NM). Wherewetrice, like any Cockatrice, is just too dangerous to be worth the trouble compared to the tamer Antlion.

Soloing Wherewetrice on BST is pretty easy and safe.
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