The STR Scythe I made was pretty easy, didn't take too long and I spanked the sh*t out of PUG DD's all the time with it. The OA2-3 Scythe is proving to be a huge pain in the ***. Leveling is a joke now. I blood warp all the time now because I can get the exp back effortlessly.
I managed to bloodwarp myself ~11k below cap, it just means you get to walk out of your next run with more Cruor before being 10+9999 compels you to leave.
Here's my best summation of locations for grinding out your 2-3: Three NMsArcana - Ro'Maeve, most other places are 16min respawn dungeon areas.Hippogryphs - Grauberg is tough, you might go to #B01 but I think you'll have to farm a scale along the way to get to a good group. I did this during the big rush and before Riverne was uncapped.Amorphs - Slugs in Rolanberry (S) are minimum level and fast respawning, but your best bet is to sync to level 10 and do Stone Eaters in South Gustaburg. You can keep going effectively until your sync dings 13.Plantoids - A DNC might get away with carrying theirs to a Pachypodium party, but the 45 damage Scythe is too lulzy to get away with this and the kill speed is slower than expected. Again find a level 10 sync and go to West Sarutabaruta and circle the whole zone for (not Tiny) Mandragora.Peiste - Theres no way around this. Grauberg (S). Quadav here will agro at 85 but are no real trouble. You can turn around to avoid both their Petrify Gaze as well as Torpefying Discharge (the para move). You'll likely kill as many Quadav as the damnable lizards while you're here. The payoff: OAT augment.Dragons - 600 of them, but not as bad as it sounds because it includes Puks. Head to the southern extremes of Wajoam Woodlands and just go to town. You'll often have Dancers on 2-3 or NINs and all the dagger jobs doing Evasion daggers to help you (the latter on Windsday or Wind Weather).Buffalo - Easiest freakin' trial of all. Just go to Uleguerand Range and down the ramp straight ahead. Interestingly the Snolls here won't agro sight on an 85 but will still agro magic. Watch out for the NM Snoll in the west end of the valley, it only drops craptants anyway. The big payoff: OA3 AugmentArcana - Again, Ro'Maeve. Edited, Dec 5th 2010 6:48pm by Raelix