Fistule soloed - BST/NIN
In case any of you are interested in Farsha here's a rundown:
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.
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).
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.
- 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