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#1 Jan 10 2011 at 8:13 AM Rating: Good
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I've been hoping to recover some of the gear I tossed when I quit the game. Next on the agenda are a few ABC items I would like back.

I assume that with the new level cap, solo farming zones for coins is no longer the domain of a select few jobs, and that most jobs can go in there now and do pretty well for them selves.

Does anyone have any experience doing this as BST? (So far its the only job I have regeared and levelled up), its been many a year since I did any Limbus and my memory of the zones is hazy at best. Any advice or recommendations on zone selection? Or should I just wait until my other jobs are regeared and levelled, and do it as one of those instead?

IIRC Apollyon SE used to be pretty popular with the Nin soloists, I'd assume that with Yuly and a decent Eva build, that it would be a good zone to start off with. I also remember SW being pretty good for coin hauls, and BLMs used to solo this one regularily. With the new level cap do you think I would have better success in here? Bareing in mind that my prioity is for coins, I'm not going for any clears.

Any feedback/suggestions apprieciated.

Edited, Jan 10th 2011 2:15pm by GenryuOfBahamut
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#2 Jan 10 2011 at 9:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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GenryuOfBahamut wrote:
IIRC Apollyon SE used to be pretty popular with the Nin soloists, I'd assume that with Yuly and a decent Eva build, that it would be a good zone to start off with.

The thing about SE is that on each floor, mobs are immune to one damage type and weak to another damage type. The first floor mobs are immune to blunt and weak to slashing, while the 2nd floor mobs are immune to slashing and weak to piercing. Jobs like NIN and RDM could effectively do both slashing and piercing damage on those floors, and just doing the first two floors would be worthwhile for them.

If wiki is correct, Yuly does slashing damage. Which means she would work fine on floor 1. But then you would have to switch to a different pet.

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I also remember SW being pretty good for coin hauls, and BLMs used to solo this one regularily.

You're probably thinking of NW. SW starts with the dreaded floor of horrifically linking fomors.
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#3 Jan 10 2011 at 10:11 AM Rating: Good
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If wiki is correct, Yuly does slashing damage. Which means she would work fine on floor 1. But then you would have to switch to a different pet.


I had forgotton all about the different resistances. I have a fairly decent (not great) reward build and PDT% set up atm, so I might still try and give SE a go and just switch from Yuly to somthing else whenever neccessary, or do you think my pets would take too much of a beating? I'm more worried about the floor Bosses in this respect.

On another note, I'd assume that the solo nins used to switch from Katana to Dagger during the slashing resistant floors. We have the same Dagger rating as a Nin (I'm also lucky enough to have it merited from my Cor days), we also have access to Eviseration. If a 75 Nin with a C+ ranked dagger could solo these floors at 75, surely we should have no problem at 90 with the same dagger rating? Or am I overlooking somthing?

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from You're probably thinking of NW. SW starts with the dreaded floor of horrifically linking fomors.


Ah thanks for pointing that out, like I said its been many years since I last did any Limbus and I'm really rusty on some of this stuff. I was trying to refer to the zone with the 3 land King bosses, I assume thats NW then? I'd be ignoring bosses altogether and just focusing on normal mobs, iirc they have decent drop rates on coins.

Edited, Jan 10th 2011 7:36pm by GenryuOfBahamut
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Ah thanks for pointing that out, like I said its been many years since I last did any Limbus and I'm really rusty on some of this stuff. I was trying to refer to the zone with the 3 land King bosses, I assume thats NM then? I'd be ignoring bosses altogether and just focusing on normal mobs, iirc they have decent drop rates on coins.

NW might've been solo farmable by blm only, but it was definitely duoable by thf and support at 75 (not touching the bosses because they took too long). So I would think with Yuly you could solo pretty far there. Of course it's random as always how fast the vortexes open, if you have to kill all ghosts and all buffaloes, you might time out. Lack of dispel for ice spikes might be another problem... :/
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Ah thanks for pointing that out, like I said its been many years since I last did any Limbus and I'm really rusty on some of this stuff. I was trying to refer to the zone with the 3 land King bosses, I assume thats NM then? I'd be ignoring bosses altogether and just focusing on normal mobs, iirc they have decent drop rates on coins.


NW might've been solo farmable by blm only, but it was definitely duoable by thf and support at 75 (not touching the bosses because they took too long). So I would think with Yuly you could solo pretty far there. Of course it's random as always how fast the vortexes open, if you have to kill all ghosts and all buffaloes, you might time out. Lack of dispel for ice spikes might be another problem... :/


Thanks for the input, the more I think about it the more I have been leaning towards NW. I might give it a try mid week when I finish recapping all my SJ's (Sooo much stuff to catch up on.), and see how far I can get.
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if dispel is the issue the /sch you have a B+ skill and access to the spell under dark arts so shouldnt be that hard i have solo'ed NW using blu and just burning the mobs fast as i could then resting yes u would loose 1 PDT axe but that shouldnt be to hard to over come also there is plenty of gear that has Macc and stuff like spider torque or enfeebling torque to push you over that B+ rating so your spells should land most of the time. if u do solo floors the bosses are able to be killed but just be carefull some of the floors have bosses at 100% PDT so just make sure thats not a zone u choose wiki the zone before u go in i guess GL
#7 Jan 23 2011 at 3:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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Finally got around to attempting this tonight and it went much better than I could have hoped. I ended up walking away with 45 coins for my trouble and a number of AF upgrade items, after finally timing out on the Behemoth Floor. I figured I'd let you know how it went incase any other BST feels like they would like to try it.

I went 90Bst/45Dnc (Mainly for Violent Flourish to stun the Ghosts ~Aga's) and Dualwielded a +20 Pet Eva axe and the OA2-3 times Richadets Axe, I also used Yuly through out. Unfortunately I forgot to stock up on Pet food before I entered, and only had a stack of Zeta on me.

Floor 1
Anyway I wasnt sure what to expect, after the responses on this thread I kind of expected to time out around the second floor, and as such I kind of rushed the first floor, I unlocked the portal on the 5th Ghost, and ignored the boss completely. The Ghosts were pretty easy, Ice spikes wasnt as much of an issue as I expected, Yuly tanked them like a Pro.

Floor 2
By the second floor I was feeling much more confident, my time was still at 30 plus minutes so I thought I'd try for a full clear. Again Yuly did great and ate through the buffalo with no problem, I kept up Haste Samba, Box step and used Healing Waltze whenever I got hit by disease.

It didnt take long to clear the Buffalo and as I was sitting at around 40 minutes by now, I decided to attempt the boss. Once again Yuly did me proud, I had to use a few Zeta but I was never really in any danger.

Floor 3
Now I had a little hiccup on the third floor and lost a lot of time. I got a little careless and ended up aggroing a couple of Bugards, and died before I realised what was happening (Watching TV whilst playing is never a good idea). Once I had waited for them to move on, had RR'd and unweakened I set to work on them. Despite my death these were also very easy, Yuly took them out with no problems.

Now I had no intention of fighting the Turtle boss, however he was pretty much sat on one of the time chests, so my plan was to set Yuly on him, pop the chest and then run to the portal. However after watching them slog it out for a few rounds I thought what the heck and decided to join them. Again very easy fight, it took a while but Yuly was rarely hit. After 5 minutes or so the Turtle fell.

Floor 4
Fouth floor is where it began raining ABC's. The wyverns were easy enough, para is annoying but healing waltze generally removes it after a few attempts. I ended up linking a few Wyverns on one pull, but Yuly managed to hold them both with few problems, and all in all I cleared the wyverns quite quickly.

Next up was the boss I figured Yuly had coped so well with everything else, I might as well give it a go. By this time I was down to my last 2 Zeta's which I ended up using during the fight, I fought next to the foreleg, whilst Yuly attacked from up front. Yuly spent a lot of the fight Terrorized, but the Wyrm struggled to hit Yuly most of the time (<3 Spiral Spin!). The only damage we really took came from its wing flap move, but it was nothing waltz's couldnt handle. I ended up losing 1 yuly during the fight (Could have been avoided if I had stocked up on petfood).

Floor 5
By now I was out of Zeta and had to Stay my pet to heal it to full before continuing. One thing I didnt realise was that there are no chests on the final floor and by the time my pet had healed to full I only had 10 minutes remaining. The NQ Behemoths posed little threat, Yuly tanked them fine. With no pet food however I ended up needing to call a new pet halfway through the second Behemoth. I managed to kill all 3 just within 10 minutes and timed out before I could test my luck with the Kaiser Behemoth.

Overall I'm quite pleased with the results, it wasnt the cleanest of runs but I got further than anticipated. If I hadnt died on the 3rd floor or run out of Petfood I might have been able to try to take down the Kaiser Behemoth. I think I'm going to try it again next weekend, and maybe ignore the first 3 bosses. Obviously Meteor would make meleeing with my pet a little risky, but depending on how much damage my pets take from it, and how much time I have remaining, I may be able to just stand back and spam pet food the whole fight. I'll try it next week and see how it goes.

Edited, Jul 26th 2011 8:46am by GenryuOfBahamut
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#8 Jan 24 2011 at 9:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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GenryuOfBahamut wrote:
(Watching TV whilst playing is never a good idea).

Especially if you are doing something new that you haven't done before. ;)
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#9 Jan 24 2011 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
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svlyons wrote:
GenryuOfBahamut wrote:
(Watching TV whilst playing is never a good idea).

Especially if you are doing something new that you haven't done before. ;)


The sad thing is, its a lesson I never learn from XD
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Gave this a shot today. I killed everything up to Kaiser Behemoth (including bosses) except for 1 ghost that I bailed out of half way because I thought I needed to rush.

I had 18 or so minutes left when I engaged Kaiser. It didn't go well. It cast Meteor 3 times in a row, They hit Yuly for 1.5-1.8k and I got one-shotted by the third because I was too slow running away. It might be doable depending on how typical the meteor spam is. Yuly only has enough HP to take two, add another if reward is up. I'll be giving it a try again in a few days.

I walked away with 55 coins
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Gave this a shot today. I killed everything up to Kaiser Behemoth (including bosses) except for 1 ghost that I bailed out of half way because I thought I needed to rush.

I had 18 or so minutes left when I engaged Kaiser. It didn't go well. It cast Meteor 3 times in a row, They hit Yuly for 1.5-1.8k and I got one-shotted by the third because I was too slow running away. It might be doable depending on how typical the meteor spam is. Yuly only has enough HP to take two, add another if reward is up. I'll be giving it a try again in a few days.

I walked away with 55 coins


Thats for the heads up!

I'm going to try it again tomorrow when I can buy another soap. Even if it turns out that we cant solo the Kaiser Behemoth, I'm more than happy with the coin hauls up to that point. Should be able to walk away with an 75 ABC item once a week or a 150 item once a fortnight if the drops are consistant.
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Bear in mind that Meteor's AoE range is *huge*, I think 30' around the target. It's possible to be hit by it even when you're so far away from KB that you can't see it (and therefore you won't even see the animation, you'll just suddenly take a huge chunk of damage out of nowhere)

Pets should be able to eat a few of them, though.
#13 Feb 10 2011 at 6:28 PM Rating: Good
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Not exactly a solo, but I duo'ed SE Apollyon with my friend a couple of times. Our first run, I went NIN and he went BST. Our second run, I went BLMSCH and he went BST.

He's been using Swift Seighard for the first floor, and then Flowerpot Merle for 2nd and 3rd floor. Merle doesn't get the damage bonus on floor 2, but at least the mobs aren't immune to his damage type. He switched to Nursery Nazuna on the last floor after the Merle he had died. I don't know what level Merle caps at, but he seemed to hold up well enough. My friend managed to avoid having to pet swap against any of the bosses. However, we also had stun and dispel.

We managed to full clear on our 2nd attempt (we didn't quite finish the first attempt because my friend died to a -ga from the Corse boss on floor 3), and came away with 42 coins. We skipped 6 of the crabs on the 2nd floor. I'm not sure how much time we had left at the end.

Edited, Feb 10th 2011 7:28pm by svlyons
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#14 Jul 26 2011 at 10:45 PM Rating: Good
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Wow, this is so cool. Makes me want to get my CoP missions done.
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#15 Aug 17 2011 at 8:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Thx for the info.

I went on and soloed the same area and got myself 46coins.
I didn't bother killing turtle boss, but did kill dragon boss , was very easy. i'd say used a stack and half of zetas from start to finish during my whole time in limbus.

i did send Yuly on the behe boss, pet had 50% hp left and one meteor one shotted it. I dont think ill bother farming the last boss.
The mini behemoths are **** easy and worth farming for coins.


Thx again!


cheers!
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Edited, Aug 17th 2011 10:40pm by Satington
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I wanted to know if therewas any good Temenos zones for BST? Trying so wrap up some AF+1 pieces :)
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Send pet only for course and behemoth bosses.
Best can solo all the apollyon. I solid my full homam set.

You need to either /DNC and stun all the meteor on behemoth, or stay out of range and and spam pet food. Thunderbolt really six, so I say pet food spam is the way to go.

I didn't try to slo temenos iirc. However I think most if not all is solo able for clears. Just be cautious and don't try to clear everything if you are short on time.
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