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#27 May 23 2007 at 11:15 PM Rating: Decent
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NCCoda wrote:
Added Degen/+1

Credos, Touche....

I'm thinking about how to re-do the endgame Swords, all inclusive, but "in their place", if that makes sense.


Durandal and Tutelary belong in the "Swords you're better off NPCing or selling to some sucker who doesn't know any better" category...

I mean sure, if you want to tack on 15 damage to a Spirits Within, carry around a Tutelary. That's about all it's good for. Even then, I'd take the extra Enmity+4 and 15 less damage on that Spirits Within myself....
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#28 May 29 2007 at 11:15 AM Rating: Good
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In the food section, when you say base defense, what are you referring to? Your defense with no gear and no buffs?
#29 May 29 2007 at 11:56 AM Rating: Good
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Gear but no buffs.

(No Protect, Defender, Minne, etc)
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#30 Jun 02 2007 at 2:16 AM Rating: Decent
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When you say you can use the High Breath Mantle forever, how is that possible? It has 50 uses, is it rechargable?
#31 Jun 02 2007 at 10:47 AM Rating: Good
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netrak wrote:
When you say you can use the High Breath Mantle forever, how is that possible? It has 50 uses, is it rechargable?


Sorry for the confusion, what I meant is that it's a great back piece all the way to 75, much better than Royal or Gigant for XP tanking.
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#32 Jun 08 2007 at 7:43 AM Rating: Decent
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NCCoda for a DD exp build would you recommend?

PCC/PCA + Chiv for WS
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Shield Torque + Chiv for WS

I kinda like the Peacock but I'm not sure if it's good to 75 like it is for other DD jobs.

I can skill up shield using other events or possibly alternating Torque and Peacock between levels.


Are you sure about the TME +1/+2 sword line....
52: T.M. Espadon +1/2 (Attack Boost in Areas Outside Nations Control)(Not TOAU)

I thought the Attack Boost was always active but the HP Boost is only active in Areas Outside Nations Control. The TME icon would lead me to believe this is the case. If not I have 2 x +2's to sell asap.

Edited, Jun 8th 2007 11:56am by VeyronMick
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#33 Jun 10 2007 at 6:14 AM Rating: Good
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Just one thing I'd change, and that's mentioning that size 1 shields are great for skill up early on, though when tanking, yes, size 3 shields are ideal. Other than that, kudos to you, Coda.
#34 Jun 10 2007 at 7:48 PM Rating: Good
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VeyronMick,

Thanks for noticing the TM Espadon +1/2 Attack Bonus, that was a slipup on my part, and the Attack Bonus is always active, sorry about that.

As far as the PCC/Shield Torque question, I would say that it depends on your other gear and what you are fighting. If you have enough other DD gear to either eat Attack Food or Defense Food and still hit reliably with the PCC, personally I would use this. On the other hand, though, if you lack the other DD gear that's acceptable at that level range (65, meaning Hauby, Life/Potent Belt, ACC ring) and still have to eat Sushi to hit a good %, or are overcamping to the point that you can't hit reliably, the benefits of the Shield Torque would outshine the PCC, in my opinion.

Although ACC+10 is really awesome, don't forget that every Shield Block gains extra TP and cuts down damage, which might benefit you more if you're getting smacked around tanking something a little too early.

Flagstaff,

Thanks for the nice words, and mentioning the Shield Size and Skill Up equation, I'll edit that into the beginning right now.
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#35 Jun 11 2007 at 8:18 PM Rating: Good
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Something else I just noticed, that could be added since this is a multi-racial guide to tanking.
On us Tarus, and I say this with experience in the field of tanking on PLD with it, damage is almost a non-existent factor, and we should concentrate on staying alive no matter what.
This is why I say you may want to add macroing in a Light staff for curing, when you have no other option, mostly because light staff + hospitaler = +15% cure, and that's a good difference, especially in the later levels when you have cure IV, and it can be cruical to living. The small amount of time you'd be shieldless would almost never be a factor, since you're supposed to time curing around strikes anyway. So I propose this;
/equip main "Light Staff"
/equip ear1 "Hospitaler Earring"
/ma "Cure x" <me>
/wait x
/equip main "Weapon X"
/equip sub "Shield X"

And you could either make another macro to re-attach your earring, or manually pur it back on.
Just a suggestion, from a retired Taru PLD
[EDIT: Also on the lines of taru tanking, you may want to add the physical earring to the guide.]

[EDIT AGAIN: Also, you might want to add the TM Espadon +1/+2 to the sword guide, since it adds HP depending on what nation you're in, and who owns the area you're leveling in. Plus, it has nicer stats, and the +1 was cheaper than the normal for some reason on Quetzalcoatl)

Edited, Jun 12th 2007 12:24am by Flagstaff
#36 Jun 12 2007 at 9:29 AM Rating: Good
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Added TM +1/2 to the 10-60 Guide.

While macroing the Staff and Earring in is a nice boost to Curing, swapping your weapon causes you to lose TP, and by the level that you can equip the Light Staff and Earring, PLD can contribute to the damage with Weaponskills, so I personally would be very weary about doing this, not to mention that most mages are not comfortable curing someone who is blinking all the time.

Doing this would have it's places, but in a general guide I wouldn't recommend it for your average XP party.
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#37 Jun 12 2007 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
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That's why I said for Tarus, and because "damage is an almost non-existent factor" for them. At 75, yeah, **** no for it, but almost until then, it has its uses.

Edited, Jun 12th 2007 5:08pm by Flagstaff
#38 Jun 26 2007 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
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First of all, excellent work NC!

Okay, I was wondering how ya'll feel about Qiqirn Sash/+1 for waist slot. It seems like it'd be good for the level you can use it (40). It has higher defense than the warrior's belt +1, as well as 12(14) mp AND 2(3) hMp.

So... whattya think? Good? Bad? Add to the guide?
#39 Jul 12 2007 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
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how about this for dd? http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?fitem=10349
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#40 Jul 17 2007 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
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How about light sloeas at 13(feet) and trump crown at 20 (head) *Luxury
#41 Jul 17 2007 at 10:56 AM Rating: Good
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Added Fowling Earring, Trump Crown, Askar Gambieras today.

Did not add Light Solea since there are options with higher defense, and the EVA+ is pretty much a moot point on PLD that level.

Mohwba Sash is listed under the MP Recovery list.
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#42 Jul 29 2007 at 8:16 AM Rating: Good
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Assault Breastplate! Got it yesterday! Nothing to add just wanted to say YAY me!
#43 Jul 29 2007 at 11:30 PM Rating: Good
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Brill wrote:
Assault Breastplate! Got it yesterday! Nothing to add just wanted to say YAY me!


Congrats man, that is really awesome, that thing can be HARD to find.
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#44 Aug 01 2007 at 12:58 PM Rating: Good
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Well there was one person on Cait Sith who has been trying to sell it for some time now. It was 12 million the last time I had checked on it. I ran out to Batallia Downs and he was out there and it was set at 4.5 million. I figured if I didn't buy it I would never see it again. I've wanted it for like two years. No real reason why, I just wanted it Smiley: lol
#45 Aug 01 2007 at 7:39 PM Rating: Good
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Brill wrote:
I've wanted it for like two years. No real reason why, I just wanted it Smiley: lol


Grats again, especially at that price.

And I totally understand, half the crap I have is just b/c I wanted it, no real use for it.
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#46 Aug 04 2007 at 3:43 AM Rating: Good
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Came in handy last night on Kirin. I wanted to see if hate was going to be an issue while subbing /Nin. I didn't particularly want to try it out for the first time on Nidhogg so used it last night on Kirin. The elemental traits on it saved me a few times where normally I would have been dead and hate wasn't anywhere even close to being an issue.
#47 Aug 15 2007 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
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This is def. the best guide on this site.. on the web for PLD.

awesome job.
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#48 Aug 22 2007 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
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amir boots +6 acc amazing for DD http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?fitem=10324
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#49 Aug 27 2007 at 9:02 AM Rating: Good
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Added Amir Boots, thanks for mentioning them ^^
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#50 Aug 29 2007 at 8:43 PM Rating: Good
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I'll be putting new items, straps, and possibly Greatswords in after the holiday, gonna be out of town till then.
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#51 Aug 31 2007 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Make sure not to miss the Wivre shield... looking to be a +5 Enmity, size
3 shield.
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