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#52 Dec 22 2010 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
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i agree with most people's atma pairing suggestions, but didn't see anyone mention using cloak and dagger with gnarled horn for yuly in the absence of eva axes. third atma in this setup is up for grabs, usually razed ruins or some other DD atma. i've found a def/vit/regen atma is unnecessary with +50eva and +50agi usually.
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yankeestom wrote:
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BTW, Kharon is a fun fight for bst/sch. I might use 1 pet food zeta on Yuly during the fight.
Atma: Vicissitude, Razed Ruin, Gnarled Horn. (/sch needed for dispel of dread spikes, /rdm might work if you can dispel it....)


Solo? Do you fight with Yuly or stand back out of sleepga range? I remember fighting this guy really soon after the release of Scars with a big group of people and wiping. Of course, nobody had any decent atmas or anything like that, but left a bad memory and I never tried him again.



I must admit I was duo on this fight w/ an rdm friend. He was proc'ing yellow and helped w/ a few dispels.
I was using 3x atma, but I am rather confident in soloing Kharon. Yuly tanked the whole time. I had vicissitude, razed ruin, and gnarled horn. Yuly didn't get hit much. In previous fights I've had no problem running off to cure, or use the martello. I didn't need to during these more recent runs. I have no doubts I could solo kharon. You need to be able to dispel dread spikes though. My axe skill w/ razed ruin means my acc was not inhibited much by blind.
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#54 Dec 22 2010 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Xilk wrote:
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BTW, Kharon is a fun fight for bst/sch. I might use 1 pet food zeta on Yuly during the fight.
Atma: Vicissitude, Razed Ruin, Gnarled Horn. (/sch needed for dispel of dread spikes, /rdm might work if you can dispel it....)


Solo? Do you fight with Yuly or stand back out of sleepga range? I remember fighting this guy really soon after the release of Scars with a big group of people and wiping. Of course, nobody had any decent atmas or anything like that, but left a bad memory and I never tried him again.



I must admit I was duo on this fight w/ an rdm friend. He was proc'ing yellow and helped w/ a few dispels.
I was using 3x atma, but I am rather confident in soloing Kharon. Yuly tanked the whole time. I had vicissitude, razed ruin, and gnarled horn. Yuly didn't get hit much. In previous fights I've had no problem running off to cure, or use the martello. I didn't need to during these more recent runs. I have no doubts I could solo kharon. You need to be able to dispel dread spikes though. My axe skill w/ razed ruin means my acc was not inhibited much by blind.


I can enable those three atmas and my axe skill is somewhere in the 320s I think, so I'll give this a shot later when I log on. Do you use an evasion or -pdt magian axe with this setup? I have completed -pdt axes, but my evasion axes are stuck on the Diremite trial, so they currently only have +5 evasion. For gear I'm using AFv3 legs, ACP body (Pet Atk/Acc), and Perle for the rest.
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#55 Dec 22 2010 at 3:06 PM Rating: Good
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yankeestom wrote:
Xilk wrote:
yankeestom wrote:
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BTW, Kharon is a fun fight for bst/sch. I might use 1 pet food zeta on Yuly during the fight.
Atma: Vicissitude, Razed Ruin, Gnarled Horn. (/sch needed for dispel of dread spikes, /rdm might work if you can dispel it....)


Solo? Do you fight with Yuly or stand back out of sleepga range? I remember fighting this guy really soon after the release of Scars with a big group of people and wiping. Of course, nobody had any decent atmas or anything like that, but left a bad memory and I never tried him again.



I must admit I was duo on this fight w/ an rdm friend. He was proc'ing yellow and helped w/ a few dispels.
I was using 3x atma, but I am rather confident in soloing Kharon. Yuly tanked the whole time. I had vicissitude, razed ruin, and gnarled horn. Yuly didn't get hit much. In previous fights I've had no problem running off to cure, or use the martello. I didn't need to during these more recent runs. I have no doubts I could solo kharon. You need to be able to dispel dread spikes though. My axe skill w/ razed ruin means my acc was not inhibited much by blind.


I can enable those three atmas and my axe skill is somewhere in the 320s I think, so I'll give this a shot later when I log on. Do you use an evasion or -pdt magian axe with this setup? I have completed -pdt axes, but my evasion axes are stuck on the Diremite trial, so they currently only have +5 evasion. For gear I'm using AFv3 legs, ACP body (Pet Atk/Acc), and Perle for the rest.


I'm actually using a single -pdt axe. and pallas shield
Remember you need to be able to dispel dread spikes when he casts it. That spell will destroy you. (might be able to kite around rocks till it wears off... but big wast imo)
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#56 Dec 22 2010 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
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No problem there, I have 90RDM and 50SCH to choose from.
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#57 Dec 23 2010 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Took me 8 minutes to solo Kharon for my last head seal. Used NN, with VV atma and Impenetrable atma (Regen15) Melee'd along the whole time and used reward as it came up, used 1 healing salve 2. Subbed NIN with 2 pdt axes.

Forgot to mention to counter Dread Spikes all you have to do is heel+stay your pet. Yeah it wastes 1 minute but it lets you sub NIN to hopefully get lucky with yellow !! and also adds an extra pdt axe :)

Edited, Dec 23rd 2010 1:21am by Fmtwo
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Has anyone tried Sheep Song on him? Would be a good way to wait out the dread spikes, thought maybe it might land since it is light-based sleep.
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Solo'd Lord Varney today for giggles. Had a NN out to start the fight from a previous fight, got ripped to shreds and since Varney is aero based and casts aero spells I tried a Yuly. Fight went very smooth didn't even have to ride the reward timer heavily! Was /nin for a chance at yellow !! and 2 pdt axes. All in all a pretty easy solo.
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Has anyone tried Sheep Song on him? Would be a good way to wait out the dread spikes, thought maybe it might land since it is light-based sleep.


Maybe it's just me, but Sheep Song seems to have lackluster accuracy on mobs in Abyssea. It seems like whenever I got unfortunate links, it doesn't seem to work.

Soloed Mangy-tailed Marvin yesterday. It was nearly effortless with Dipper Yuly, though I did need to use the occasional Reward. There's probably a lot of other easily soloed Visions NMs too. Though, somehow I doubt Adze is among them. Looks like Gnat NMs were really given the works.

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Soloed Manohra and Asanbosam with Cloak and Daggers, Razed Ruin and Gnarled Horn atma using Dipperyuly. Manohra is pretty straightforward, Asanbosam can be a pain since it attacks hard and fast. Just make sure to erase the Ultrasonic from your pet as soon as possible, though you might get unlucky if it spams that move and not something like Marrow Drain. Ran out of time before I could try the penguin NM since I was farming seals, but I'm pretty sure you could so getting Amhuluk pop should be pretty easy.
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#62 Dec 26 2010 at 7:11 AM Rating: Good
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Sirrush (NM) Abyssea - Misareaux - I've trio'd this. I'm sure bst duo work fine. solo not sure.


pet as dipper yily, solo is possible with atmas Razed Ruins, Cloak and Dagger, And the def/regen one (which name escapes me)
used about 4 pet biscuit zetas (but drops the eggs needed to make them so makes up for the usage)
I used BST90/NIN, a lucid potion or 2 might be needed from AoE Damage from Fireball and Snowball
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#63 Dec 28 2010 at 2:13 AM Rating: Good
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I ran into a funny thing on Kharon solo.

I thought it was so funny that kharon really couldn't damage me as I kept stoneskin w/ /sch.

I like /sch for this fight, but a good regen/def atma is fine. blink is good to, don't bother w/ stoneskin, it hurts the wallet.

Sleepga >> Dread Spikes >> Dead Yuly.

I can do plenty of trigger farming and Kharon kills w/ a single Yuly. (I might use 1x zeta per fight, but I often don't even need that).

Sublimation will keep the sleep from staying more than a tick, but stoneskin will let the sleep stick.
I'd rather take the damage than spend more pets killing this NM. Yuly is MORE expensive than pet food, unlike most other pets.
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#64 Dec 28 2010 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
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Just tried soloing Kharon and got my **** colossally kicked. :/ I think you really need to be 90 for it, 85 just doesn't cut it. In the end I won, but I used 7 yulys and a stack of petfood, with lots of running for my life when timers were shot. He was slaughtering the pets, never missing and doing 300-350 normal hit, 500-700 on crits. My reward set isn't too shabby, it cures around 1350 hp with zeta, and I have full merits on both reward and call beast. Also had healing salve I and II for emergencies. And then the **** skeleton didn't even drop anything! :(

Atmas were vissicitude, RR and siren shadow. I don't have pet eva or pdt- axes, used zoraal's for reward.

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Sublimation will keep the sleep from staying more than a tick, but stoneskin will let the sleep stick.
I'd rather take the damage than spend more pets killing this NM. Yuly is MORE expensive than pet food, unlike most other pets.

You can cancel stoneskin manually tho. :)

Edited, Dec 28th 2010 11:40am by Sharain
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Just tried soloing Kharon and got my **** colossally kicked. :/ I think you really need to be 90 for it, 85 just doesn't cut it. In the end I won, but I used 7 yulys and a stack of petfood, with lots of running for my life when timers were shot. He was slaughtering the pets, never missing and doing 300-350 normal hit, 500-700 on crits. My reward set isn't too shabby, it cures around 1350 hp with zeta, and I have full merits on both reward and call beast. Also had healing salve I and II for emergencies. And then the **** skeleton didn't even drop anything! :(

Atmas were vissicitude, RR and siren shadow. I don't have pet eva or pdt- axes, used zoraal's for reward.

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Sublimation will keep the sleep from staying more than a tick, but stoneskin will let the sleep stick.
I'd rather take the damage than spend more pets killing this NM. Yuly is MORE expensive than pet food, unlike most other pets.

You can cancel stoneskin manually tho. :)

Edited, Dec 28th 2010 11:40am by Sharain


yeah, that sounds like the level difference then. jump to 90 then come back. there is a huge difference.
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To be honest, even at 90 I'm winning as many Kharon's as I'm losing. The fights always end up with either my pet or kharon at 2% with the other dead. Yuly or Nazuna, razed ruin or voracious violet, **** using 2 defensive atmas ended up working less well than one offense one defense. Unless the third lunar abyssite makes a large difference, just duo these bastards. The cost of jugs/biscuits solo is nasty.

(And is it just me, or have people stopped selling jugs/biscuits? Maybe just my server?)
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#67 Dec 29 2010 at 8:18 AM Rating: Good
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Anyone have experience soloing Funeral Apkallu? I need four more BLM leg seals, and trying to find the path of least resistance to get them.
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Anyone have experience soloing Funeral Apkallu? I need four more BLM leg seals, and trying to find the path of least resistance to get them.

No experience as bst, but it hits hard and fast, and it has above average accuracy. It also counters around 15-20% of the hits, and guards like crazy. Plus it has a boatload of hp. I think it'd take a lot of pets to kill solo.
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I did it solo a few times on SMN, more times with the help of my pup friend. Only one time duo on BST with Yuly and an ATMA giving 40AGI (name escapes me right now) - with healing items Yuly easily lasted a little more than 50% of the NM´s HP.

SMN takes a while (especially w/o MAB atma), but since the NM moves at reduced speed it´s not hard. BST solo is possible, too. It will take some kiting in between pets. There are some fences next to spider camp (which is next to NM spawn point) where you can easily kite.

A friend told me it is also quite possible to solo on RDM or BLM, with kiting/dots and T3 spells.

Just make sure you stay out of range when NM uses AoE TP moves like Yawn or the other one paralyzing you.
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Anyone have experience soloing Funeral Apkallu? I need four more BLM leg seals, and trying to find the path of least resistance to get them.


I did the other day. The fight isn't hard since he's easy to kite if CB is down. He can tear through nurse kind of fast, didn't try dipper. I used reward on occasion and atmas were 2 regen atmas (forget which ones, 30HP/tick total) and RR. None of that is necessary though--it just may take longer.

I did melee and trade hate with my pet as well on /NIN to keep him going longer. Kind of sucks to be slept or paralyzed but again, kiting is easy so it's not deadly, just annoying.

I wouldn't recommend this way to get BLM leg seals--it takes quite awhile.

Honestly I was considering a blm/nin solo attempt to increase the chance at triggering !! and because I think it might be faster.
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Funereal apkallu is very very easy if you have yuly and a good regen atma. It misses her.... a lot. And the regen does most of the healing with few rewards needed.

The only sticky bit is if it uses yawn too many times. Your pet being asleep when you've got hate, or you being asleep when your pet needs healing can kill you. Other than that, you shouldn't lose. Just get a clean pull. Pull it down to the spiders or something. Even low accuracy is a problem when there's 3 of them. Been killing him quite a bit getting ahmuluk for bst legs+2 items.
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Just solod Ironclad Cleaver in Abyssea-Attohwa as BST90/SCH45 using raptor jug. I pulled him to conflux 00 and I used about 5 raptors and about 2 stacks of pet food zeta. Took about 40min. Just send pet and let him do all the work. I did keep grabbing Healing Salve II from the Bastion npc once I used the one I had. Atmas used was Razed Ruin and Ebon Hoof.

The reason why I chose raptor was when my pets hp was getting low and call beast and reward was not up I would run to the other side of that area and heel to buy some time while reward timer was up. Used /sch because I would equip desert boots and use sandstorm for movement speed for when he uses Seismic Impact as this seems to reset hate and cause terror and would chase after me.


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Update: Okay kharon is incredibly easy if you get 2 regen atmas. For some reason 10 extra hp/tick took nazuna from dying horribly to recovering faster than Kharon can hurt her.

On another note, Atma of the plaguebringer is awesome. 10 hp/tick regen double attack+5% and store tp enough to give nazuna an extra tp/swing. Speeds things up a lot faster than mounted champion/vicissitude.
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Kharon is very easy fight with /dnc. (I use Dippy with RR, GH and Stronghold and i have many abyssites - http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/User:Sathington )

Stack up some finishing moves with normal mob , then just use violent flourish on Kharon while doing some steps, stun works 99% on the time. Out of 6 fights , i only got one missed stun. It’s very effective.

And just an advice, when popping the nm, its best to stay pet near the Martello, from my experience, Kharon likes to cast sleepga when you pop him.


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Add Fistule to the list of soloable NMs. Went 7/50 Fistule Discharges on him duo using BST or DNC, then help became hard to get. After a few solo failures it became so simple that it became boring and tedious.

Strategy for what I used: Dipper Yuly x 1, Evasion axes +1 x 2, decent reward set, call beast/reward merits, full set of healing temp items, *Powder boots/movement speed+,RR/Ducal, and /NIN.

*Powder boots not needed, but help when you are just getting started.

You "spawn" Fistule by dragging an NM to it. Guimauve (lottery pop), or Bloodguzzler (forced pop) both work fine. When you drag the nm to him it will use dissolve which is a conal AoE, but can be easily dodged by you and your pet with some easy maneuvering. The damage should be ~800 to Yuly, so either heal, or let it take a couple hits before you worry about it. Drag Fistule far north, preferably over the hills. You can melee with Yuly standing opposite of it, throwing in some nice damage to speed up the fight. Use Spiral Spin when tp is up, but if you feel Yuly is dodging fairly well feel free to use Noisome powder (goal is to evasion tank though.

Around 84% hp Fistule will use Cytokinesis, spawning 2 Pustules. Now is a good time to use Reward if Yuly is dipping around 50~60%. Disengage from Fistule, and get to max casting range and pull both Pustules. With both Pustules on you start running south, thanks to the horrible pathing thanks to the terrain you should be able to get a good lead on them. Try and stay ~25 yalms away. After taking them so far away from Fistule they will despawn. Run back to Fistule, and if Yuly's health is running low toss it a Reward. Rinse and repeat until dead.

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Some of you may be wondering why I used /nin over /whm or /sch.

Dissolve: Conal true AoE 800 or less damage.
Mucus Spread: AoE slow, unsure on radius.
Epoxy Spread: AoE bind, 2 shadows absorb it.
Cytokinesis: AoE ~20 Gravity, spawns 2 Pustules. 2 shadows absorb it.

Pustules if you kill/use Fluid Spread will split into 2 more pustules. At max there can be 8 Pustules at one time.
If you do not despawn the Pustules when dragging them away they will go to the main area, and slowly work their way back to Fistule.

Alternative strategy is to Kite the Pustules, as Fistule can only have 2 spawned from Cytokinesis at a time.
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Double post, but figured I'd throw it out there for those interested.

Khalkotaur: First go as /nin was a failure, went in blind and apocalyptic ray sucks donkey dong. Second go around went in /dnc. Sicky Yuly on it, stutter step it up (I tried to keep it at level 5), and only stun apocalyptic ray. Easy fight.

Abyssea - Konschat: 4/5 of the VV atma pops, 2/3 of the Zone boss pop. We can't solo Arimaspi, which sucks, but the rest of them are a cake walk. They are mostly easy evasion tank, melee with pet. Can throw out simple strategies if there is any desire for it.
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Just solo'ed Teekesselchen to get the atma of the ducal guard. Was just doing the Ops with RR, VV, MC and thought wth I'll pop the NM. Went okish. Don't bother using any expensive pets since they will die to -ga4s. It was faily easy to kite while CB timer was down. It did go unclaimed at 1 point but I still completed the quest. Now to go play with the atma.
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If anybody wants a Witchstone for their mage, Lachrymater is a pretty easy one now. 2 regen atmas made healing a non-issue. I used 1 pet food in one of the fights, but mostly because I was unlucky with TP attacks. Just remember to fight him on Windsday, because that's a good day for Dipper Yuly. Also remember that, if you spawn him on Windsday and it changes to Iceday, he will start casting ice spells instead of wind spells...which is not so good for Dipper Yuly.

Also make sure you widescan Myrmecoleon so you don't accidently drag Lachrymater over it and spawn it...I made that mistake once too.

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Soloed Battlerigged Chariot with yuly with my new favorite atma combo RR, MC, DG. Used 3-5 pet foods. Heel and turn away everytime it cast fire magic. When it starts casting flare it's possible to just outrun it. Was actualy easier near the end since it used flare a lot more than firaga 3.
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Killed Ironclad Executioner today with a single Nazuna jug and ~1/2 stack of Zetas. Brought a NIN along to help me proc blue !! (got the Pluviale!) but other than 3 weaponskills Nazuna did all the damage. RR/MC/DG is just broken.
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Just killed Amhuluk in 27min, RR/MC/DG, never used pet food. Yuly never got below 20%. Meleed somewhat along. It does some nasty moves. Run when you see Reaving Wind the TP reset move. It is followed by either Vermilion Wind or Calamitous Wind which are high dmg.
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Just killed Amhuluk in 27min, RR/MC/DG, never used pet food. Yuly never got below 20%. Meleed somewhat along. It does some nasty moves. Run when you see Reaving Wind the TP reset move. It is followed by either Vermilion Wind or Calamitous Wind which are high dmg.


What gear did you have? Cause with just those atmas and one physical damage taken-8% axe, he ripped through my ladybugs 3 minutes before call beast recast even with reward. The full 2 10% axes, shepard's chain, anwig salade thing?

Edited, Jan 16th 2011 4:12am by louispv
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I killed Amhuluk as well with 1 (one!) dipper, Anwig Salade (pet dd taken -10), sheperd´s chain, Selemnus belt (magic dd -3%), PDT-10% Axe, AF3 legs+1.

I can only use 2 atmas, so i took RR and DC. Had to use a lot of pet food zetas, nearing the end riding the Reward recast (full merits in Reward).

Vermillion wind, Aeroga IV etc all were rather laughable on yuly (especially under 50% HP).


All in all i was very pleasently surprised how easy this fight is.

Edited, Jan 16th 2011 9:30am by Mosel
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Just killed Amhuluk in 27min, RR/MC/DG, never used pet food. Yuly never got below 20%. Meleed somewhat along. It does some nasty moves. Run when you see Reaving Wind the TP reset move. It is followed by either Vermilion Wind or Calamitous Wind which are high dmg.
What gear did you have? Cause with just those atmas and one physical damage taken-8% axe, he ripped through my ladybugs 3 minutes before call beast recast even with reward. The full 2 10% axes, shepard's chain, anwig salade thing?

Yeah, that was with 2x 10% axes, shepard's chain, 10% answig, selemnus belt, AF3 pants +1. Also got Beast Bazubands, but not sure if they made that much a difference. So -89% PDT and -72% MDT.
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#85 Jan 16 2011 at 1:01 PM Rating: Good
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Started to solo Lusca today, but after it was in physical absorb for longer periods of time I had a BLM friend come help. But the fight itself with yuly was very easy. Getting tier 2 VNM upgrade is the annoying part.
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#86 Jan 17 2011 at 6:40 AM Rating: Good
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Soloed Lugarhoo yesterday. Very straightforward fight. The pull can be a bit tricky if the pop area is surrounded by Gnoles.

Used one Dipper with RR/DG atmas. Only had to reward twice. No atma drop, but got the key item for the quest which gives another abyssite of furtherance. Highly recommended.
#87 Jan 17 2011 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
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add Koios to the list. used yuly with razed ruins/mounted champion/ducal guard although i'm not sure ducal guard was better than a better dd atma and an extra pet food biscuit or two. only remotely damaging thing titan does is earthen fury, otherwise extremely simple fight. got 3 bst body from him across 3 fights and did not upgrade abyssite, so i'll be returning today for more of him.
#88 Jan 17 2011 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Be careful with Earthen fury.

My first fight, EF was averaging around 800dmg, I think he did it like 2 or 3 times.
My second fight was a different story , like a minute after engaging, EF did a total of 4.5k dmg, I got hit for 3k and yuly 1.5k. and I got one shotted in the process.

And for those who don’t know the vnm trick. If you happen to convert to vnm3, grab another Abyssite and convert it to vnm2.
That way it will never convert to vnm3, so you’ll be able to farm vnm2 until you done with seals. Just need to read the text to see which vnm is up. I don’t know by heart, it think radiant beam of light means vnm3 . vnm2 should be softly I think.



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#89 Jan 18 2011 at 4:30 AM Rating: Good
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not too bst pertinent, but I solo'd Rakshas and Ayravata using dipper eva tanking.
the list of Abyssea NM's bst can solo is probably quite large.

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#90 Jan 18 2011 at 6:56 AM Rating: Good
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Hehe, yeah. Maybe we should make a new thread called "Abyssea NMs you couldn't solo". I for one want to solo Ulhuadshi, but I think the sandworm is a bit out of our league. Think I'll stick to killing Lusca for BST +2 coins.

Btw, when I did Lusca with a BLM for procs it didn't seem to reset hate when shifting between physical and magical absorption like wiki states.
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#91 Jan 18 2011 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
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didn't really solo Ulhuadshi. But using my 2box blm I did duo it. Killing Amun for the KI was harder than he was. Couldn't stop that thing from spamming out Catharsis.
#92 Jan 18 2011 at 1:39 PM Rating: Good
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Does anyone have experience with Heqet, and then with Cirein-croin? I'm curious about solo farming for +2 pants, and it looks like Cirein-croin has a better drop rate on the Jewel than Amhuluk. I know people usually kite Cc, so I worry he might tear through pets too fast.

I, too, was able to solo Teekesselchen to get DG atma. I'm not sure if it was stupidity or divine intervention, but I forgot to bring sheep pots. Rather than go back, I tried with raptor pets because they were cheap. Fight wasn't bad but took a long time, probably about an hour. If he got really spammy with ga3's I would have to kite him while Call Beast timer wasn't up. But he's very easy to kite because he stops to cast so often. Was never in any real danger. I don't know that I would recommend using raptor pets, but Scythe Tail did manage to stun spells a few times. I didn't do any meleeing in order to stay out of spell range. I went BST/DNC with full TP. I did need to use it for Curing and Healing Waltz a few times when I got clipped by spells. Used MC/RR/Stronghold atmas. I have 2 of the -10% PDT axes. I don't have any add-on gear (yet). Full BST merits (Call Beast, Reward, BA).

I also took down Ironclad Severer solo this weekend. Was actually way easier than I thought it would be. Only used 1 sheep for the whole fight. Same gear as above, and this time DC/MC/RR atmas. He uses a brutal TP move that does about 4k early on. But once DG kicks in it drops to anywhere from 200-400 average. After that it's just a matter of hitting Reward once in a while. I never had a situation where I was in danger, or waiting on the Recast timer. I even melee'd a bit to throw in a few Rampages to speed it up. But do so at your own risk, because those TP moves can be gnarly. No drop on harness, but my BLM loves the mantle.
#93 Jan 18 2011 at 2:21 PM Rating: Good
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Killed ciren about 10 times now for +2s. I just stick a dipper on him and sit back. I always have a blm with me for yellows and make it die faster. Heqet I usually use fatso if soloing it for the added water resist but its nothing hard at all. you can link the whole pond with a full pdt setup and still stand there and have pet kill it.
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Hehe, yeah. Maybe we should make a new thread called "Abyssea NMs you couldn't solo". I for one want to solo Ulhuadshi, but I think the sandworm is a bit out of our league. Think I'll stick to killing Lusca for BST +2 coins.

Btw, when I did Lusca with a BLM for procs it didn't seem to reset hate when shifting between physical and magical absorption like wiki states.


Well, back when I first made the thread, an alternative title could have been:

"Loot I Can Get without LS Help so I Don't Have to Spend Points or Owe Favors"

But that's long winded and convoluted and probably doesn't fit in the title list. But since having soloed most of the AF I have so far, I'm happy to read this thread and see that soloing is once again a worthwhile investment, even if it's not in the form most of us remember.

Although it does kind of make me think of the job now as a "Ladybug Master" than a "Crab Master", but...oh who am I kidding? Yuly is awesome.
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Just soloed battelrigged chariot. Only have Ducal gaurd/Mounted champion/Razed ruin, ferine pants+1 and one pet damage taken-8% axe. Took a stack and a half of zetas and 8 yuly's though. Might actually be better to use the sheep, I think his melee hits are magical damage or just very accurate, because I don't remember many misses even after spiral spin. The higher max pet hp would probably do better since you won't be avoiding any of it's spells at all, thanks to the movement speed-50% on ducal gaurd. Even a couple of flares landed when I was behind him instead of behind the pet, or he bound the pet before casting. Had to kite it myself, but only a couple of times, and only for 30 seconds or so. The cacti east of his spawn slow him down a bit.

You don't need the full damage taken-% set up for it. And I got full drops with no triggers, so either the stuff drops quite often, or I got real lucky. Can try your luck with little pet equipment and still get your earring. The earring is only ~2% enhancement though, which is sad. Not leaps and bounds better than a mnd+3 earring.
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You can add Wherwetrice to the list of soloable NMs.

It's quite easy with 2x -PDT axes and an Atma setup of Vicissitude, Ducal Guard and Mounted Champion.

Your pet will be petrified quite a bit during the fight, but just Snarl when you pull hate and it's a very simple (but slow) fight.
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Just as a warning, on my 2nd run against Teekesselchen it chucked up spikes than did over 200 damage to me each time I hit it, and that decimated my HP before I realised what was going on and the following ga killed me before I could recover. The other two times I fought him he didn't use spikes at all and was easy. Totally soloable, but be wary of spikes and maybe disenguage and heel until they wear, unless you can dispel them.

On Iron Giants my LS destroyed the three normal Scars ones with DC. Fargo seems to be a better pet against these due to his natural 25% blunt damage resist. With a heavy -PDT setup my LS chums sheep was still taking damage (although very little) from normal hits against the Mis Coast one, but when he switched to Fargo that damage dropped to 0. They are easy kills with DC regardless. Just make sure you don't get hit with their nasty cone moves - they have quite a range. Easily avoidable by not standing with your pet between it and you :P
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The prismatic elixir from the quest is the only way to dispel the spikes. That's the point of the quest. It also takes away his double attack and a paralyzes him. Just zone out and brugaire gives you another one.
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#99 Jan 20 2011 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks xTevashx, gonna give this a shot tonight. I hadn't thought of using fatso for the water resist (derp), but definitely will. And I've got a blm mule for yellow procs, so I should be in good shape.
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Ironclad Executioner soloed. I don't have pet -pDT axes so I imagine if you have it, it will be even easier for you.

Used RR/MC/DG. Used a Nazuna and a Yuly, though it could've been done with 1 Nazuna. I just called Yuly for mythical TH3 or whatever he has. Yuly is definitely not the pet to use against it for most of the fight though. But Nazuna was never in danger of dying and I was never riding the Reward timer. Despite some of Executioner's attacks appearing fire elemental, they must be physical because I think Nazuna took reduced damage with DG in effect. His arm shot has a status effect that reduces HP, but your reduced HP doesn't seem to be considered your max HP since DG was still in effect even though pet appeared to have "full" HP.

May want to carry your own pDT set because Executioner's TP attacks clear enmity sometimes.

Alas, despite the win, Pluviale didn't drop. Stingy bastage.

EDIT: Just looked above and saw Yankeestom posted a testimony about this already. Oops.

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How easy is it going to be for me to get Ducal Guard atma without help? Long story meaning I'm running on an empty LS cos the leader vanished in a sulk at having to do magian trials for all his relics lawl - and all of these latest solos seem to have it as a must-have feature of it all. I've got RR, got MC on one of my characters... no Gnarled Horn or whatever - wondering how doable it actually is?
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