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Using WAR in Abyssea to unlock WSNM trial weaponsFollow

#1 Jul 08 2011 at 9:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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I returned the game a few months ago and all of a sudden saw a use for the WSNM mobs I hadn't done. Before my break I only had unlocked Sword, Great Axe, and Great Sword.

But once I got into Abyssea and saw what a proc and DD powerhouse WAR is, I decided to do as many WSNM as I could on WAR.

I found that Abyssea is the best and easiest place to unlock WSNM on WAR. I wanted to share with you guys what I did incase you want to give this a shot. I will assume that you want to do it solo, but this will also work if you are skill chaining with a friend.

Atma: Plaguebringer, Voracious Violet, Mounted Champion

This combination will give you 30 HP/tic regen, 2 HP/tic regain, and +20 Store TP as well as some added double attack.

Job: WAR/SAM

If you are using a 2 handed weapon, keep Hasso and Retaliation up at all times. For most mobs the 30 HP/tic regen will be enough to sustain you without having to Seigan/Third Eye.

If you are using a 1 handed weapon equip a shield off hand such as a Sentinel Shield or the like.

With this set up whatever you are fighting will give you TP to use a WS around every 8-15 seconds. I fight monk mobs for added Retaliation procs.

Look up level 2 skillchains you can do yourself with Sekkanoki. Can do this every 5 minutes.

Also you can try to meditate just before using a WS and then attempt to skillchain on the next WS.

With a 2 handed weapon you may get retaliation procs and a double attack to bring you to near 100% almost instantly and can get some odd skillchains there too.

Using this method I unlocked Axe, Staff, Club, and Dagger in about 1 1/2 hours total for each weapon. I did something like this modified for my BLM (using Seigan/Third eye more often though lol) to unlock Vidohunir.

At the time I did this I didn't have Apocalypse Atma yet, but I wonder if subbing that in for Voracious Violet would be more productive, but I am not sure on that.

Anyway, hope this helps some of you fellow Warriors. I will also do this for Polearm and Scythe whenever I get their skills above the WSNM mark.

Edited, Jul 9th 2011 1:07am by zelljrc
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#2 Jul 08 2011 at 11:04 PM Rating: Good
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I've had similar experiences using roughly the same setup. Pretty quick, and nice to be able to do it solo when most people need a SC partner and still take almost as long.
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#3 Jul 09 2011 at 11:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm doing something quite different, that works wonders: WAR/PUP with Valoredge will let you make level 2 skillchains with your automaton with Chimera Ripper, most of the time. Sea Daughter/VV/Mounted gives 7 TP/tick and 20/50 regen on night/day, so you can fulltime TP equipment during day for single WS -> automaton gets 100% TP -> level 2 skillchain -> single WS... etc, and wear -PDT equipment during night and skip the single WS. Pretty fast and quite fun.
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#4 Sep 27 2011 at 8:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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This might be a bit old, but I go WAR/DNC and use Mounted Champ/Ducal Guard/Sea Daughter (can replace that 3rd with something else). I go to Tarongi and gather up 6-7 mandies and let them hit me with retaliation up. You get TP fast enough to self SC with ease every few seconds and just need to do a waltz every now and then to stop dying.

Took me 40 minutes to break the latent on the Sword of Trials doing this. If you have a rdm in tow you could potentially do it much faster!
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