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#77 Jan 08 2011 at 9:58 AM Rating: Good
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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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#78 Jan 09 2011 at 8:42 PM Rating: Good
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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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#79 Jan 10 2011 at 3:20 AM Rating: Good
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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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#80 Jan 10 2011 at 8:33 PM Rating: Good
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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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#81 Jan 13 2011 at 10:57 AM Rating: Good
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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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#82 Jan 16 2011 at 3:11 AM Rating: Good
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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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#83 Jan 16 2011 at 8:29 AM Rating: Good
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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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#84 Jan 16 2011 at 12:59 PM Rating: Good
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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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the list of Abyssea NM's bst can solo is probably quite large.

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.
#94 Jan 18 2011 at 2:52 PM 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.


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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#95 Jan 18 2011 at 5:19 PM Rating: Good
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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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#96 Jan 18 2011 at 5:45 PM Rating: Good
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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.
#97 Jan 19 2011 at 4:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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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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#98 Jan 19 2011 at 3:30 PM Rating: Good
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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.
#100 Jan 21 2011 at 11:47 PM Rating: Good
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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.

Edited, Jan 22nd 2011 12:54am by Ketaru
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#101 Jan 22 2011 at 4:24 AM Rating: Good
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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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