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#1 Apr 13 2010 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
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How did you obtain your Brave Blade for Atonement?

Join Nyzul boss runs and hope for a random drop?

Get a Runic Disc holder who can go to floor 100 to come as PLD?

Just curious what others have done, because I’m just not having luck with the above options.
#2 Apr 13 2010 at 3:50 PM Rating: Good
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Got mine as a random drop from Nyzul static well before I even thought of leveling PLD.

With as much Nyzul as I've done, several of us collected a full set of the weapons, with maybe 1 or 2 holes. We were swimming in the stuff much like Dynamis groups swim in base relic weapons.

You may as well try to get to floor 100 on your own disc (I really don't see why people choose to torture themselves and try to unlock the WS early) but note that most groups are not keen on bringing a PLD to Nyzul unless he's very good at dealing damage. Most stuff in Nyzul is weak; tanks are not really called for.
#3 Apr 13 2010 at 4:22 PM Rating: Good
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Fynlar wrote:
Got mine as a random drop from Nyzul static well before I even thought of leveling PLD.


Just seconding this. There's enough people that want a runic key that you can build yourself a solid static even among casual friends. The biggest problem casual "statics" suffer is when someone misses... You either farm what you can, move on and hope they catch up, or move on then help them climb again. Most of the groups I saw did the first. If you're actually climbing, most of the weapons will drop. Took me 3 statics and the final climb from 35-100 before I finally saw mine drop (two others both stopped at 30...).

Fynlar wrote:
You may as well try to get to floor 100 on your own disc but note that most groups are not keen on bringing a PLD to Nyzul unless he's very good at dealing damage. Most stuff in Nyzul is weak; tanks are not really called for.


Best place for a PLD in Nyzul is boss floors. If you're trying to TANK and not DD, you're wasting the spot you're taking up. I went BLU on my climbs - I didn't take PLD in at all. I could have, but BLU offers so much more than PLD. Last resort, though, when you get 100 - you go in PLD for a run and take everyone up to 96. You're gauranteed to get it then.

If I had started the quest appropriately, I would have had atonement a month before I actually got it. I stopped syncing as often because play time came down, so it wasn't until we hit 100 that I got it.

But, I've staved off unlocking Expacion for my BLU until I could do a simple 250 WS's. Some WS's are worth getting ASAP, others are not. For me, Atonement was one, Expacion isn't.
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#4 Apr 13 2010 at 4:45 PM Rating: Good
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I usually go BLU but I've gone PLD on floor 100 shots to get other people their blades. just PLD/NIN and go full DD. I won't say I was as effective as my BLU, but I was good enough (considering that the person who needed the Blade was being dual-boxed and left at the rune each floor unless it was a code-lamp floor). Just have to hope the gods of Nyzul don't decide to give you all Kill Specials, alternating frogs and flayers, with Gears, and White Magic or Ninjitsu barred.
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#5 Apr 13 2010 at 8:36 PM Rating: Good
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Mine dropped during my climb to 100 too. I got both brave blade and the sturdy axe for my war before floor 40 if I remember correctly so I got lucky really, something I really wanted just came to me easily.
#6 Apr 14 2010 at 9:44 AM Rating: Good
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When SE changed Nyzul my static started over at the bottom to get everyone their Runic Key, and then proceeded to farm boss floors again, as we'd been doing.
In that process, I got all 20 weapons and stored them, as did anyone else in my group that was inclined.

So yeah, static group, best way to go IMO.
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#7 Apr 14 2010 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Fynlar wrote:
Got mine as a random drop from Nyzul static well before I even thought of leveling PLD.


I'll also add that I've seen a ton hit the floor because nobody wanted it.

Edited, Apr 14th 2010 2:50pm by bsphil
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#8 Apr 15 2010 at 11:50 PM Rating: Excellent
I tried for countless runs to get one, only to never ever have it drop. Shouting for a run as PLD never turned out well either, as people generally didn't want a PLD in nyzul. So I ended up helping a 86-100 group on their climb on the condition that I'd get to lead their 96-100 as PLD. Get to the boss, kill it, and...! We got two.

SE just loves to say "Congratulations!" while simultaneously kicking you in the balls.

Edit: Slightly off topic, I solod my full 250 ws points before I remembered to trade the weapon and flag the quest. That was fun.

Edited, Apr 16th 2010 1:52am by Reiterpallasch
#9 Apr 16 2010 at 9:00 AM Rating: Good
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Reiterpallasch the Flawless Victor wrote:
Edit: Slightly off topic, I solod my full 250 ws points before I remembered to trade the weapon and flag the quest. That was fun.


Mine was 2136... [/sadface]. I even talked to him... But, apparently, I didn't really trade the weapon. Was very sad.
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