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#1 Sep 20 2013 at 8:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hey, everyone,

My apologies if I have accidentally overlooked the location of this pre-existing information. If not, can anyone tell me if there is an updated Beastmaster gear, leveling and camp location guide that targets a starting level 30 BST (new player)? By updated, I mean a recent reference for new players, not something written back in 2006 that might be outdated, irrelevant or obsolete now. I wont have other Rare/Ex low level gear to fall back on from other leveled/decked out jobs, so any direction towards a comprehensive guide is much appreciated. I am interested in items such as Gaudy Harness and other desirable Rare/Ex items that is a good fit for Beastmasters at the low-level scale (level 30-75).

I will say some folks were kind enough to mention many of the old school items are still useful (peacock charm, leaping boots, emp pin, etc), but I also am interested in learning about all the new gear for low to level 75 level that released during the Wings of the Goddess expansion onwards. This can include desirable items that are purchased with points of some kind from participating in certain events (Campaign, as an example).

Thank you ahead of time for responding. :)
#2 Sep 21 2013 at 12:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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This Beastmaster Equipment Guide is still relevant, insofar as having level-by-level recommendations (though availability on the Auction House could be an issue). Camping some NMs for slight upgrades/situational gear might be more time-consuming than they're worth (i.e. Desmodont for the Fidelity Mantle), but they're an option if you're interested.

There haven't been many equipment additions for low-level BSTs that I can recall... except notably the Beast Torque. As you mentioned, there was the Iron Ram Chainmail set from Campaign, which looks quite nice for level 45 DD gear, and subsequently the Fourth Brunne set if you have a means of obtaining the Allied Notes (or gil, if the Auction House is an option). The only other non-75+ gear added post-WotG that I can think of is the Chatoyant Staff for your Charm macro.

I can't comment on the old-school BST camps, if that's the route you're looking to take - maybe someone else would be able to say whether the monster placement updates have fudged the old camps.

Best of luck, man! :)
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#3 Sep 21 2013 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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Bookmarku wrote:
This Beastmaster Equipment Guide is still relevant, insofar as having level-by-level recommendations (though availability on the Auction House could be an issue). Camping some NMs for slight upgrades/situational gear might be more time-consuming than they're worth (i.e. Desmodont for the Fidelity Mantle), but they're an option if you're interested.

There haven't been many equipment additions for low-level BSTs that I can recall... except notably the Beast Torque. As you mentioned, there was the Iron Ram Chainmail set from Campaign, which looks quite nice for level 45 DD gear, and subsequently the Fourth Brunne set if you have a means of obtaining the Allied Notes (or gil, if the Auction House is an option). The only other non-75+ gear added post-WotG that I can think of is the Chatoyant Staff for your Charm macro.

I can't comment on the old-school BST camps, if that's the route you're looking to take - maybe someone else would be able to say whether the monster placement updates have fudged the old camps.

Best of luck, man! :)


Hey there, Bookmarku,

EDIT: Wow, that Chatoyant Staff is awesome. Too bad that wasn't around back in the day. Thanks for recommending that and the other gear. Those are the kinds of recommendations I've been needing. It gives me something tangible to plan for.

Thanks for all the great information! I'll take a look at the links you provided. Quick question though - I read about high level jug pets (Faithful Falcor, Gerard, etc). Is the Auction House the only way to obtain those pets? It looks like I'm going to have to level Cooking to craft them otherwise. Anything specific I should know regarding those pets?

Thank you!


Edited, Sep 21st 2013 4:01pm by KupoNuts
#4 Sep 21 2013 at 2:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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KupoNuts wrote:
Quick question though - I read about high level jug pets (Faithful Falcor, Gerard, etc). Is the Auction House the only way to obtain those pets? It looks like I'm going to have to level Cooking to craft them otherwise. Anything specific I should know regarding those pets?


Yeah, you'll either have to level cooking and synthesize/synergize your own pets, or be at the mercy of the Auction House. The only 99 cap pet that can be bought from an NPC is the "mascot pet", Slippery Silas, from Macchi Gazlitah in Ru'lude Gardens. It is notably a weak alternative, but inexpensive which is nice.

Everything else you'd like to know about specific pets can be found on the Familiars wiki page and the individual pet pages linked therein. i.e. Gooey Gerard will be useful for its en-slow effect, its debilitating TP moves, and its excellent magic resistance (especially where Water is concerned); Faithful Falcorr (or Dipper Yuly) serve as a BST's evasion tank pet - they can fill the same role, and you'll choose one or the other based on several factors (Auction House cost/availability, Ecosystem advantage, usefulness of paralysis/silence versus attack-/accuracy- TP moves, whether or not the monsters you're fighting use powerful Wind-based magic/attacks). Hopefully the links can provide whatever other info you might need. :) Cheers.

Edited, Sep 21st 2013 4:07pm by Bookmarku
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#5 Sep 21 2013 at 8:09 PM Rating: Good
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Bookmarku wrote:
KupoNuts wrote:
Quick question though - I read about high level jug pets (Faithful Falcor, Gerard, etc). Is the Auction House the only way to obtain those pets? It looks like I'm going to have to level Cooking to craft them otherwise. Anything specific I should know regarding those pets?


Yeah, you'll either have to level cooking and synthesize/synergize your own pets, or be at the mercy of the Auction House. The only 99 cap pet that can be bought from an NPC is the "mascot pet", Slippery Silas, from Macchi Gazlitah in Ru'lude Gardens. It is notably a weak alternative, but inexpensive which is nice.

Everything else you'd like to know about specific pets can be found on the Familiars wiki page and the individual pet pages linked therein. i.e. Gooey Gerard will be useful for its en-slow effect, its debilitating TP moves, and its excellent magic resistance (especially where Water is concerned); Faithful Falcorr (or Dipper Yuly) serve as a BST's evasion tank pet - they can fill the same role, and you'll choose one or the other based on several factors (Auction House cost/availability, Ecosystem advantage, usefulness of paralysis/silence versus attack-/accuracy- TP moves, whether or not the monsters you're fighting use powerful Wind-based magic/attacks). Hopefully the links can provide whatever other info you might need. :) Cheers.

Edited, Sep 21st 2013 4:07pm by Bookmarku


Yeah, I figured I would be looking at a career in Cooking, even though the game dynamics is no longer crafting-based. Part of the challenge will be that no one farms even basic items and recipe ingredients anymore, so I'll definitely have to put some thought into a strategy. It just doesn't seem there is any other way to reliably have access to those 4 top-end jug pets down the line.

Thanks again for the links and info, I do appreciate it very much!


#6 Sep 22 2013 at 2:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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People craft those jugs pretty frequently. Also the bunny can be made at a pretty low cooking skill. Like 35? Synergy along with cooking is actually the way to go if you want to make your own jugs cause you get more per synth that way.
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#7 Sep 22 2013 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Olorinus the Ludicrous wrote:
People craft those jugs pretty frequently. Also the bunny can be made at a pretty low cooking skill. Like 35? Synergy along with cooking is actually the way to go if you want to make your own jugs cause you get more per synth that way.


Hey thanks, Olorinus,

I haven't looked into Synergy too much, so I'll have to research that. I was 100+3 Woodworking back when I played, but Synergy wasn't around obviously. I'm curious to see how it works.
#8 Sep 22 2013 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
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you can't lose your mats, so apparently it's actually not that hard to level. I haven't done it. Honestly I haven't had trouble finding/funding my jugs before... of course I haven't played in a month or so, so I can't speak for the economy of today - but BST never lacks for stuff to slowly make money off of alone
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#9 Nov 25 2013 at 3:49 PM Rating: Good
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Some main BSTs here mind posting their sets? Updating my BST atm and FFXI AH job forums don't have much info lately :( Mostly TP, WS and PET sets please!
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#10 Nov 26 2013 at 11:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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#11 Nov 26 2013 at 8:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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These sets are usually up-to-date, if you like. :)

Some of the main changes in the recent update was Otomi Helm/Ejekamal Boots, the new BST AF upgrades (i.e. body is +20% Reward Potency), and if you have Guttler/Aymur they have renewed purpose. Friomisi Earring and Toro Cape for magical WS, if you ever use those. Dawn Earring for idle/regen gearset.

Anyone found where Boor Bracelets come from? (STR+20 hands).

Edited, Nov 26th 2013 10:02pm by Bookmarku
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#12 Nov 27 2013 at 6:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!
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