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#102 Jan 22 2011 at 4:58 AM Rating: Good
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Not too hard, I got mine all alone, took me about 3 1/2 hours to build fame and do the quests.

The only hard part is soloing the pot nm. Just make sure you have temp items ready, and I'd suggest once the potion you get from the npc wears off, or when you get in trouble, run away and let pet finish it off.

You can still get killed with some unlucky spellcasting, so if you're looking for a safer win, just use potion and run away- settle in for a fairly long pet kill.
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#103 Jan 22 2011 at 6:42 AM Rating: Decent
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What i did for doing the pot NM is simply /BLM and stun his -agas. Despite having only half the skill stun worked 90% of the time.

Also, it is not hard to kite the NM around if your CB timer is down. It stops quite often for casting, and the NM pathing is "terrible" (= good for us), too.

You can also use dipper for the fight so you don´t have to stun the Aeroga IV and thus can save it for the more dangerous spells.

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#104 Jan 22 2011 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
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its hard but not impossible to solo it. having a good pdt gear setup along with RR/MC/other minor pdt or mdt atma will help. Heel/stay pet when you see battery charge this puts up very strong shock spikes they last a minute or so. He cant have the magic shield effect up at the same time as the shock spikes from battery charge. Ride reward timer and might have to kite for CB timers. It casts a lot so decent way to build space.

Really though I found many others looking for DG atma when going to kill Teek and either jumped in their group or they jumped in mine to leech kill for atma. If you could only get one other id say smn. Ramuh using Chaotic strike with a good melee atma setup was doing 4-5k a BP and doesnt die to those stupidly powerful shock spikes. (im not a smn i dont know if that is good or not but garuda was doing 2-3k) might want to /sh for people wanting seal drops and just make a pug.
#105 Jan 22 2011 at 9:11 AM Rating: Good
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Two obvious solos but figured I'd add my two cents

Sirrush for Ferine Leg Seals: For starters this guy has a ***** drop on Ferine seals. 3 seals in over 15 kills. Atma used for first few fights was Mounted Champion/Viccistude/Ducal Guard Anwig Salade for -10 dmg no other damage mitigation but some added acc and attk from body, legs, neck. It was overkill, fight took long (15 mins) because of lack of offensive atma, Yuly never went below 50%. Ditched Viccistude and threw on Razed Ruins. Made fight go much quicker. Feel free to dd along side your pet and keep in mind there is a sweet spot you can hit that avoids his fire/snow ball attacks. Its tough to find but its there.

Flame Skimmer for Ferine Leg Seals: I have yet to finish a solo fight but that's due to being impatient. First fight took about 45mins to get to 30% with same gear as above, Yuly MC/DG/Viccistude (I did not have any offensive atma). I was going to run out of time so gave up. DDing alongside Yuly wasn't an option because Yuly could not hit for ****, but neither could Skimmer and Snarl could not keep up with your hate. Second attempt went with RR/DG/MC. Fight went much quicker. Got to 50% in about 10-15mins and you can dd alongside pet. Used reward a bit more second time around but not as much as I thought I would. Someone came along and offered their assistance so I took it because I was getting bored. Fight could probably be done in 20-30mins, faster with Cloak and Dagger Atma. Keep Spiral Spin on for Acc Down.

Oh and **** the cost of Yuly, 90K on Ramuh. So much demand and such a ***** recipe.
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#106 Jan 22 2011 at 10:36 AM Rating: Good
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Flame skimmer we found not to be worth the hassle as a BST and SMN duo - even with every evasion down/acc up bloodpact buff going neither pets nor owners could hit for snot and it just resembled a Valkrum Dunes let's do crabs at level 10 whiff fest.
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#107 Jan 22 2011 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
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For Flame Skimmer I ended up using Anna and her evasion down tp move along with DG/heavens(pdt@98% with this)/RR. It was a whiff fest without the evasion down but it seemed to be very potent as a good chunk of those turned into hits afterward.
#108 Jan 22 2011 at 10:39 PM Rating: Good
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Sirrush for Ferine Leg Seals: For starters this guy has a sh*te drop on Ferine seals. 3 seals in over 15 kills. Atma used for first few fights was Mounted Champion/Viccistude/Ducal Guard Anwig Salade for -10 dmg no other damage mitigation but some added acc and attk from body, legs, neck. It was overkill, fight took long (15 mins) because of lack of offensive atma, Yuly never went below 50%. Ditched Viccistude and threw on Razed Ruins. Made fight go much quicker. Feel free to dd along side your pet and keep in mind there is a sweet spot you can hit that avoids his fire/snow ball attacks. Its tough to find but its there.


I guess people have varying mileage when it comes to Sirrush. When I fought him, I was looking for RDM, BST, and SCH seals. I finished my BST seals first. Felt like it was Christmas before Christmas.
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#109 Jan 24 2011 at 5:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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Quickstep works well against Flame Skimmer too, if you're /dnc. When low manning him with my shell I run in to land steps and the occasional WS+snarl. I miss quite a bit on the first few steps, but once I've got it to level 5 I have no problem keeping it there and can land plenty of melee hits. Just got to be careful not to get hit by Cursed Sphere too much.

I use Dipper for acc down (Skimmer has just as hard a time hitting her as she does hitting it, and it helps our nin tank), but Anna sounds like a solid idea for getting eva down further so I'll try her next time we pure pet it.

I've not tried soloing it but I've held it easily with Dipper alone and just RR while waiting for the rest of the group to arrive, so with the right set up a solo kill shouldn't be that bad. Duo is certainly pretty easy.

Edited, Jan 25th 2011 11:48am by Gii
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#110 Jan 25 2011 at 7:48 AM Rating: Default
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Hallertau wrote:


Oh and @#%^ the cost of Yuly, 90K on Ramuh. So much demand and such a sh*te recipe.


Yeah. But... what else do you spend gil on nowadays? =3
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Oh and @#%^ the cost of Yuly, 90K on Ramuh. So much demand and such a sh*te recipe.


Yeah. But... what else do you spend gil on nowadays? =3

There are even times when there are no Yuly on AH or ingredients to make them >_<
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#112 Jan 26 2011 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Watch a movie and go harvest/craft! I put in the first LotR and by the end of it i had 9 stacks of dippers.

Edited, Jan 26th 2011 3:04am by xTevashx
#113 Jan 28 2011 at 5:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Not a solo but trio'd Yaanei with 3 bst. I Had around 98% pdt/70%ish mdt and my pet never died with rewards used. the other 2 didn't have the same setup as me and just tossed sheep at it until it died.

Nothing special about the fight til its under 25% then try and keep pets HP at the higher end up Ducal Guards procing point as its Besieger's Bane tp move gives a short zombie status. It wont(didnt to me or others at least) draw you in if you are far enough away(stayed 25-30yalms away)
#114 Jan 28 2011 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I finally got some nice atmas but Im not sure if I have to have my pet out before getting atmas or after for it to effect it.
#115 Jan 28 2011 at 10:43 AM Rating: Good
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You sure don't, you can have pet out, and change your atmas and the pets change as well, as long as atma effect is on you, the same one is on pet
(even though it would be so **** if that wasn't the case, sure would be nice to have DD atmas on me and tank atmas on pet)
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#116 Jan 28 2011 at 7:44 PM Rating: Good
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Another talked about solo Raskovnik, I would just like to add my experience.

Finally got a -10% Dmg Axe and wanted to test it out.

Equipment:
Guichards Axe -10 Dmg
Anwig Salade -10% Dmg Haste +5
Mirke Acc/Atkk +15
Beast Neck Thing from emote quest Attk +3
Ferine Pants for Stout Servant +1

Atma:
Razed Ruin
Mounted Champion
Ducal Guard

Used 1 Sheep and 0 Zeta. With the above combo Sheep never got below 30%. Melee'd behind Rask until ~55% then moved away to avoid Charm AoE. Sat back and watched Sheep take care of the rest. Ran in for Lamb Chop when it was safe. Bloody Caress was not an issue and Rask's crits were topping at about 75 dmg with Ducal Guard in effect. 1st kill got Key Item, 2nd got both mantles. All in all an easy easy easy fight. I'd imagine with out Ducal you'll be using a few Zetas to keep pet alive.
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#117 Jan 29 2011 at 10:41 AM Rating: Default
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Im confused at what all this pet minus stuff is needed for with Raskovnik. 90BST/NIN takes this NM no problem with 1 dipper. Using spiral spin when its up is the only thing you have to do. Using 2 atmas: Mounted Champion and Razed Ruin. Stand 25'-40' away so you do not get charmed and just let dipper do its job. There is no need to reward or to melee. If you were rating nm's on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the hardest, Raskovnik is a 1.
#118 Jan 29 2011 at 11:32 AM Rating: Good
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Im confused at what all this pet minus stuff is needed for with Raskovnik. 90BST/NIN takes this NM no problem with 1 dipper. Using spiral spin when its up is the only thing you have to do. Using 2 atmas: Mounted Champion and Razed Ruin. Stand 25'-40' away so you do not get charmed and just let dipper do its job. There is no need to reward or to melee. If you were rating nm's on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the hardest, Raskovnik is a 1.


Why do you care how I kill the NM? I get by with a 500 Gil jug, not a 12K Gil jug for a 5minute fight. I use 3 atmas because I have 3 Lunar Abyssite. The -pdt is not the end all be all of fighting Rask by why not make it easier on myself with using it?
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#119orcoorko1, Posted: Jan 29 2011 at 1:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Just adding my 2 cents as you previously did settle down Chocise
#120 Jan 29 2011 at 5:20 PM Rating: Good
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Another talked about solo Raskovnik, I would just like to add my experience.

Just adding my 2 cents as you previously did settle down Chocise


My bad, took it the wrong way.

I guess with Rask you have an option to blood tank with Nursery (or probably most other hearty jugs) or go the evasion route with Dipper.
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#121 Jan 30 2011 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Don't even bother killing Amhuluk unless you need the axe. Have killed it 7 times now, 4 of which had blue and yellow triggers, and one of which had all 3 triggers. Still 0 jewels. Got 10 coins, but I'm never leveling any of those jobs, so I came out an inventory slot behind.
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#122 Jan 30 2011 at 6:49 AM Rating: Good
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If you need jewels of balance Cirein-croin is really just as easy to do as Amhu but with 1-3 jewels/kill.
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Fistule soloed - BST/NIN

In case any of you are interested in Farsha here's a rundown:

Items required:
1 Wool grease
Pet food Zeta - not counted how many you need but I used less than one stack
All restoration items, pet restoraton items and status ailment curing items from the Cruor prospector.
Maybe also an Eft blood to pop bloodguzzler.

Atma:
I used Vissitude, Mounted Champion and Ducal Guard. I believe that a successful fight can also be achieved using other combinations of Atma but I would highly recommend Ducal Guard and 1 Regen atma (an Evasion atma may be a good replacement for one regen perhaps).

Strategy:
The first step of course is the pull, Fistule is non-targetable until you pull either Guimauve or Bloodguzzler to it. Call Dipperyuly and pull your selected NM towards Fistule, purposely try and lag the ladybug behind you as you draw in close to Fistule as he will start with a tp move that may hit you if you are close to Yuly.

If Fistule hits you with a tp move just stay back long enough for the Regen to replenish your HP. When you are at 100% hp Start to melee at a 90 degree angle from your pet (Fistule being the centre point for this angle of course). It is important that you don't melee at any bigger angle than that because Fistule is so large that you will be too far away to use snarl, being an NM that will both bind you and reset hate pretty often this can lead to many a sticky situation. You can safely Melee most of the fight, keep shadows up at all times because as previously mentioned he will randomly reset hate quite often shadows also can negate the gravity effect from one of his attacks - Cytokinesis.

When Fistule uses Cytokinesis your role in the fight changes to from DD to kiter, you must grab the attention of the Pustules he summons after using it and run (Attacking normally works, WS in other cases though). Pustules will depop when they are far enough away from Fistule. The move he uses to summon these may induce Gravity (if you do not have at least two shadows up) and Fistule also likes to use an AoE Bind alot, if you are bound or weighed down do not panic or attempt to grab their attention, your pet should be able to handle all three of these for a long time (With the Atmas I have recommended your pet can actually handle more than 6 Pustules comfortably). When you've got the attention of a Pustule you must run south towards the Liqorices with it, hugging either wall is usually good but be warned; there may be Liqorices hugging the wall, you'll need to rethink your path if so - Liqorices aggro by sight so you can avoid them fairly well being a fine-tuned aggro-dodging Beastmaster (think back to your pre-abyssea soloing days where you learned that stuff). After you have depoped you can melee again until he uses Cytokinesis again, and the cycle repeats.

Infrequently, a situation may arise where Fistule resets hate while you are grabbing the Pustule he may head towards you as well as the Pustule making it impossible - until he stops - to depop the Pustule. To combat this you can let the Pustules and Fistule whiff away at your pet until you see that Fistule resets hate, snarl, then grab the Pustule. You can grab both the Pustules or just one, I personally like to grab one at a time if you have some form of enhanced movement I would suggest you grab two for speed.

Another dangerous situation that can occur is after pulling a Pustule, Fistule then uses a Bind or gravity inducing move - this is the time to use your Vicar's drink or Catholicon you purchased with your cruor (I recommend you reserve these drinks solely for this possibility even though it doesn't happen often). If it happens more than twice you're screwed.

Notes:
- This will also be possible with other subjobs, some may even be better than /NIN.
- Atmas aside, minimal pet enhancing gear is required (I used one pet eva+20 Axe and AF3+2 pants only)
- Fight takes around 20-40mins (20minute fight involves meleeing at 50% onwards)

Edit - new tips:
- Pet food Zeta are not even necessary, soloed him without using any
- I was able at 50% to melee him the rest of the duration without pulling Pustules off him (Note: my DD gear is decent, if you can't kill him fast enough he will overwhelm you with lots of Pustules), the note above this one may not be true when using this method.
- If you pull Fistule to the furthermost North-West corner of his spawn area and drag the pustules South-east they will despawn before reaching the Liqorices (providing Fistule stays in place).

Let it rain Farshas - except if you're on Siren in which case stay the **** away from my Fistules until I'm done!

Edited, Feb 1st 2011 5:26am by Attaxia
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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.


Just soloed it myself. Yeah, 8 Yuly's is probably overkill. I'd stick to using sheep, then stick a Yuly on it at the very end just for good measure. It probably took me about 4/5 Nazunas and 1 Yuly. I'm wondering what would happen if we took out Razed Ruins and replaced with Atma of the Brother Wolf (which I personally don't have). The reduction in Fire damage from that atma is amazing. Certainly the fight would take a little longer, but the reduction in fire damage might make things go a little smoother.

Personally, I'm beginning to wonder if the whole Stagger !! thing is a jip. Prior to this, I've fought the NM about 5 times with LS mates and every time got the blue !! stagger. It didn't drop the earring. This time, I decide to see what happens if I try soloing it. No staggers or nothing. And it dropped my earring. That actually seems to be a common trend with quite a few of NMs so far.

EDIT: Finally soloed Adze. Ignored Regen atma and just went for Cloak and Dagger and Gnarled Horn. Took 2 pets, but only cause the **** Endoomed the first one. He dropped a Deathstone. Bah.

Edited, Jan 31st 2011 3:59pm by Ketaru
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what quests did you guys do to get fame in graburg to get ducal guard quest active? Does dominion ops count?
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what quests did you guys do to get fame in graburg to get ducal guard quest active? Does dominion ops count?


Doninion Ops do not, sadly, count.

Most people (myself included) do Getting Lucky, as it is relitively quick and painless. You do have to zone out between tries though, and it takes 30 odd runs to get enough fame for the Ducal Guard quest.


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