Yeah it is. But let me put up a few more suggestions for help..
See, I don't do aby/voidwatch every day really. So normally my skills can be quite a bit behind (including elemental) for some time if I don't hop to it. Which annoys me to all end.
So to echo the cure skill thread in the WHM forum..(Your Healing Magic Skill Is In The Shnitter)
*****Your Elemental Magic/Dark Magic/Enfeebling Magic Skill is In The Worm****
...get your head out of the **** mag, lol.
You might not think these are important. Well, dark isn't so, but the other two..well, let me tell you *waves cane* in the rough old days when BLMs had to solo for their xp, if you didn't keep those capped, it would mean DEATH. Yours, that is. Higher levels may give you more int, but if the skill is not there, you'll get more resists than you may realize. And with enfeebs, that can equal a big old splat if a sleep gets resisted if your aby shell is like mine (Betrayed) and you're asked to solo emphs sometimes.
Abyssea does allow those of us who don't like to skill in our eg groups the opportunity to skill these alone if we wish. Go to Aby-Ule Range, Conflux 4. Also for atma (I know a lot of blms are going to whine, "But Eli, that'll gimp my damage"..Be quiet. In the end, once you get the normal atma on once you finish skilling, you prolly will notice ya get less resists, which will up your damage a little bit. Besides, it's better to skill alone.) I recommend Atma of the Earth Wyrm, Atma of the Mounted Champion, and Minikin Monstrosity. (Use a macc atma in place of earth wyrm if it's REALLY low)
Gear; I understand there is a new earring that helps with magic skillups. If you're really behind you may want to seek it, but I'm not that anal. Other than that bring your normal gear.
Food: Ever heard of pitaru? Pitaru is the magic skillup food. It isn't a really really huge difference but it makes a large enough difference to be noticeable. (Mind this is the known theories atm) The one with the highest skillcap is seafood pitaru, midrange is poultry pitaru, and the low end is stuffed pitaru. (I recommend if you want the seafood, log the butterpears AKA. avocados
yourself and find a friend to make you some; it's expensive because the butterpears are kinda rare.) I understand if you skip it tho, since it's added expense! (I'm a 100 cook)
Anyway, go the opposite direction from the buffalo; you should see a lot of worms. Try to stay in the path leading to them as much as you can; they do aggro but don't seem to link. Also there's a Byrgen that comes by once in a while; since it's half dark based, it's almost unsleepable. If you get too close it'll agg to your spells, if that happens, bind + RUN for the conflux.
If you're skilling elemental magic, kill worms with T1 nukes, but be quick to stun if they do a ga3 or quake (that hurts, and it's good practice anyway); If it's dark, spam Bio, Bio 2, Aspir, Aspir 2, Stun, and Drain. If it's enfeeb, use Dia and Dia 2, and throw a stun in now and then just to keep it from doing something rotten.
Take your time and let'em have it. And that's the end of that worm, friends. ^^ Edited, Nov 13th 2011 10:03am by maryadavies