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#1 Jan 25 2010 at 2:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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I've been severly cut back on my play time and can only seem to get an hour to play at a time, so I've been trying to level my rng SJ solo off of FoV. However, rng is getting real painful to level solo. So far, I've gotten war, drg, blu, pld and dnc to 37 solo, but rng is proving the most tedious.

Last night I tried rng/dnc in quifim on dc mobs, with exp band I maybe pulled about 5k/hour. Which I suppose is ok, but without exp band would be closer to 3-4k/hour.

Usually I'd leave quifim much sooner that level 33, but I found rng to have a much harder time as the standard DD/dnc solo. The issues I saw with it was, ranged attack giving a delay before being able to cure yourself. I was using a dagger which is lame damage, so I'd rely on bow for most damage. Would switching to an axe be better? The other issue also with rng is their craptacular defense, which even on **** pathetic dc mobs I'd have to use most of my tp for curing.


Anyone got any better suggestions for soloing rng to 37?


#2 Jan 25 2010 at 4:23 PM Rating: Good
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You can try shooting worms as /NIN, just need to run from their -gas or sleep them. There are a wide variety of worms you can fight solo, you can probably solo (if you're patient enough) from 1-75 on worms.

At your level, you can try maybe Flesh Eaters in Eastern Altepa Desert. If they're too tough, you can attempt Rock Eaters in Grauberg (S) instead - tho I must warn that I did not solo on WotG areas, thus I do not know how safe they are.

Have in mind that effect arrows and bolts will boost your exp/h a lot. Personally, when I did Eastern and Western desert, I used XBow with Acid, Sleep and Drain bolts. If you feel comfortable with running from -gas, you have a good option of trading Sleep Bolts for Venom.

Honestly, I mostly did it while waiting for parties, but I gotta admit sometimes I actually had fun doing it.
#3 Jan 25 2010 at 4:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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Eastern altepa desert worms only spawn at night, making it difficult to do for more than 30 minutes at a time.

North Gustaberg (S) works 32-34ish.
Grauberg (S) works 33-35.
Attohwa Chasm has worms til 37. Only one person can go, there are not enough worms there to support more. At the bridges of H-9, there are 6 worms or so. They can link. They can cast and hurt you. Be smart, use status bolts to not ever need to stop.

#4 Jan 25 2010 at 9:27 PM Rating: Good
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Xbox/Bloody Bolt is all you need. With combat merits and gear my drk/rng was able to solo VT at that level, I can only imagine what rng can do. As a DRK 25~37 I was able to break 10k/hr easily w/o band, can't remember specific #'s but I remember 12kish.


Edit ~ I was outpulling an exp party that was synced to the same level I was solo'ing at~

Edited, Jan 25th 2010 10:27pm by Deadonarrival
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#5 Jan 25 2010 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Only use bloodys when you need HP, outside that, use Holy bolts with an acid bolt for def down. Holy bolts do more damage overall. Also remember to put highest damage bolts for barrage and WS.
#6 Jan 26 2010 at 3:37 AM Rating: Excellent
I would actually recommend killing the Goblin's Leeches around the outpost in the Sanctuary of Zi'Tah. Given that there are usually two or so Bst Goblins by the outpost, the pets don't have that much HP and respawn quickly, but still give high exp, they're great to solo.
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#7 Jan 26 2010 at 6:54 AM Rating: Decent
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wow I got rated down for that? LOL!

Acid's yes, Holy no. With RNG you can fight mobs where you need to spam Bloody to stay and alive and kill the mob quicker. A VT mob is going to be hitting you often enough and hard enough that you won't need to switch out ammo, or really switch to anything else.

Herm, I'm guessing it was you since you disagreed with my comment, you're an idiot.
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#8 Jan 26 2010 at 7:46 AM Rating: Excellent
There's no reason to call him an idiot for disagreeing with your opinion on the matter. If you have the gil and you want to maximize your efficiency, then you're going to want to carry around Holy, Acid, and Bloody Bolts, and not be stingy by only carrying around one of them.
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#9 Jan 26 2010 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Nah, i don't rate people anything usually. I'm talking about worms going along with the previous guy's post. Worms don't cast -ga spells often enough to warrant fulltime bloody bolts. Macros to change bolts are super hard though.

When i leveled ranger to 37 i did it on worms mostly, but if you have experience with goblin pets that is always a good way to go.

#10 Jan 26 2010 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
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My apologies, sorry.

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If you have the gil and you want to maximize your efficiency, then you're going to want to carry around Holy, Acid, and Bloody Bolts, and not be stingy by only carrying around one of them.


My point was in regards to max efficiency also. I have never done any BST pet camps but if they can weild more than ~12k/hr then by all meens go there and use Holy predominantly.


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Worms don't cast -ga spells often enough to warrant fulltime bloody bolts. Macros to change bolts are super hard though


No if I were to fight worms I would carry sleep to for the odd chance that my /ra can line up to stun the spell.


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#11 Jan 27 2010 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm talking about worms going along with the previous guy's post

Mah bad for the incomplete information, I forgot to list the Holy Bolts ><

In the end what I should have written was that I used the following set of bolts:

1- Acid Bolts, to open a fight pushing DEF down and again sporadically to reapply it;
2- Venom Bolts, as secondary form of DPS, but only when I could take full advantage of distance, minimizing the distance to run to avoid -ga;
3- Holy Bolts, as main DPS form (highest DMGing bolt actually, depending on level);
4- Bloody Bolts, for the rare occasions in which I preferred to eat the -gas rather then run / sleep;
5- Sleep Bolts, to cut -ga in any situation in which Venom Bolt would not be viable, and / or to deal with links.

Edited, Jan 27th 2010 5:44am by sbrubles
#12 Jan 28 2010 at 1:59 PM Rating: Good
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Xbox/Bloody Bolt is all you need. With combat merits and gear my drk/rng was able to solo VT at that level, I can only imagine what rng can do. As a DRK 25~37 I was able to break 10k/hr easily w/o band, can't remember specific #'s but I remember 12kish.


Edit ~ I was outpulling an exp party that was synced to the same level I was solo'ing at~

Bloody bolts are definitely the key, whether you need them full time, or only part time. I'm curious though... what exactly were you targeting at that level? My DRK is currently making his way through the late 20s courtesy of bloody bolts and marksmanship merits.

As far as your main weapon... if you don't need the r.acc from a Hawker's, then consider a Garde Pick, or possibly a "real" axe or sword with high DPS. Most of your damage should be from your bow, though. Even as DRK, my ranged damage is significant.

Also, don't forget that bloody bolts do drain damage whether you're at full HP or not, and any piercing damage bonus applies to the drain effect as well.
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#13 Jan 28 2010 at 6:35 PM Rating: Good
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25 I started on mandy
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#14 Jan 29 2010 at 9:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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Word from the wise, once you chain solo mandragora faster than the parties around you, levelling a job solo without bloody bolts seems like a lot of hard work.

You will only need bloody bolts for this, and it is quite safe, minus the wandering Smithy's. You can pull with acid but your main source of damage will be the drain effect of the bolts. You may also prefer to grab some sleep arrows for sketchy moments, bear in mind if you are engaged, and do not turn away fast, you will wake the mob.

I also solod DRK and THF 25 to 37 this way, I used Flounder Meuniere as food.
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#15 Feb 02 2010 at 5:41 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, I'm such a tard. I solo'd exp a lot on my thief using bloody, acid and sleep bolts. Don't know why I didn't use on my ranger.

Grauberg [S] was amazing, 15 or so worm spawns with almost no aggro and they don't link. Only took an hour to go from 33-35. At 35 I went to Attohwa chasm, worms there weren't really high enough and exp was actually pretty slow. But it worked.

Thanks for the advice.
#16 Feb 03 2010 at 3:36 PM Rating: Good
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I'm going to be taking up THF this next week (for BLU/THF Cannonball spam), wondering if any of you guys have leveled off BST pets, or if Bloody Bolts on Mandies/Worms is so good that there's no point in bothering with pulling pets?

I'd imagine Bloody Bolts would be terrible on Bats (due to Dark Resistance, even though they're Piercing-weak), but other pets might be viable?

Edit: Whoops, thought this was the THF forum.

...but I guess you guys would know the answer, either way.

Edited, Feb 3rd 2010 2:44pm by Aliekber
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#17 Feb 07 2010 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Grauberg [S] was amazing

seconded. very relaxing and pretty easy
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