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#1 Oct 28 2013 at 1:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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Reached the level cap as a BLM? Unlocked BLM? Just casted flare on a level 4 cactuar?

While we wield great power and are masters of destruction, it is nice to build something up for once rather than nuke it into oblivion. Post here and share your stories!
#2 Nov 14 2013 at 12:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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You guys make me sad! I know some of you have been doing some fancy things on your BLMs.

But if you guys won't post, I'll start it off.

Downed a certain dragon this week on BLM. It's a fun fight but a little frustrating for us BLMs on the conflagration section because, if we do not get firestarter procs on a fast conflag, the person ends up dead. Just frustrating sometimes only having one cooldown to burn with such a long recast.
#3 Nov 15 2013 at 9:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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HitomeOfBismarck wrote:
You guys make me sad! I know some of you have been doing some fancy things on your BLMs.

But if you guys won't post, I'll start it off.

Downed a certain dragon this week on BLM. It's a fun fight but a little frustrating for us BLMs on the conflagration section because, if we do not get firestarter procs on a fast conflag, the person ends up dead. Just frustrating sometimes only having one cooldown to burn with such a long recast.



Congratulations! Your scholar posted a youtube of it on your FC's site, so I saw the full video. Those tornadoes are a pain! I saw a few times right near the end where twintania shot five balls of fiery goodness in a row, targeting you and the bard. I'll have to remember to keep running when I get to that part. I've got the turn 5 battle as well as turn 4 memorized, but we cant seem to get it right at the moment.

But seriously, congratulations! My accomplishments pale in comparison.

Edited, Nov 15th 2013 9:41am by Valkayree
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#4 Nov 15 2013 at 11:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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No they do not! (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

You downed ADS the other week, obtained some fancy items, and I assume you're pretty close to (if you haven't already) downed turn 4. These are all important things! It's not even just limited to that. I wanted to know if you casted flares on level 4 cactuar when bored. :(

Yes, one of the twisters got me despite moving in a circle like I had been doing the rest of the fight. >_> Then I got stunned by a chickenowl and we transitioned into the last phase during the stun. I unluckily was targeted by liquid **** x5 and proceeded to die again. As a result, you can see she almost got off the 2nd aetheric profusion (hard enrage timer)!

Good stuff.
#5 Nov 15 2013 at 11:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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HitomeOfBismarck wrote:
No they do not! (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

You downed ADS the other week, obtained some fancy items, and I assume you're pretty close to (if you haven't already) downed turn 4. These are all important things! It's not even just limited to that. I wanted to know if you casted flares on level 4 cactuar when bored. :(

Yes, one of the twisters got me despite moving in a circle like I had been doing the rest of the fight. >_> Then I got stunned by a chickenowl and we transitioned into the last phase during the stun. I unluckily was targeted by liquid **** x5 and proceeded to die again. As a result, you can see she almost got off the 2nd aetheric profusion (hard enrage timer)!

Good stuff.


Its wierd how one day that fight will be trivial. But yes, on occasion, I do light up a flare on a group of cactaur, just because. Smiley: grin

Edited, Nov 15th 2013 11:56am by Valkayree
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#6 Nov 19 2013 at 1:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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Just got Relic +1, wooohooo! The damage numbers afterward were suitably high and that made me happy for sure.

Next up is Turn 1. Time to do some research.
#7 Nov 19 2013 at 10:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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Congrats!

I hear someone got some shiny boots too....VALK! I saw them drop again last night and passed. :( Wasted mythology on AF2.

Grats to you both.

I'm working on a BC guide for BLMs here...just not too motivated to get it done. >_> Will need some help from you guys: especially on turn 2 stuff. My group has never gone right so I don't know how ADS functions with the buffs from the left. I just know he attacks very fast and has insane cast speed.

Edited, Nov 20th 2013 12:08am by HitomeOfBismarck
#8 Nov 21 2013 at 4:53 PM Rating: Good
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HitomeOfBismarck wrote:
I'm working on a BC guide for BLMs here...just not too motivated to get it done. >_>


Ha!

I stopped in here just to review the threads and look for said BC guide. I that note, I saw both of your and Valkyree's comments in the MNK Coil thread on the main page. That's a good start. I'll be heading there with FC on Monday, unless I find a shout party sooner than that. My FC probably will be more forgiving. ><

Really looking forward to hearing your BLM specific advice!!
#9 Nov 22 2013 at 1:15 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well see I'm really hesitant to actually write a guide for BC since so many groups do so many weird strategies that I am not familiar with. I could write it with my group's strategies in mind but it would probably not be relevant to other groups.

For instance: my group always goes left on turn 2. This is not an optimal path for BLMs or any casters since it reduces our damage. I have no experience going right, either. I'd need you guys to help me out but there has been little activity over here. :P

Turn 4, turn 5, and even turn 1 strategies differ drastically.

So I could do two things:

1) Write it how I do it

or

2) Write a very general guide on what abilities negate what, what to use and when, blahblahblah

Up to you! :P
#10 Nov 27 2013 at 1:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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I would just stick to how you and your group do it, and what role the BLM needs to play, besides DD that is.

It would take all day to write up just T1 if you tried to explain all the varying strategies!

I can say, having gone WHM in T1, I sure did appreciate it when the BLM would cast Virus as often as possible. It's a visible reduction in healing stress.

That's the kind of things I would want to know ahead of time going into T2 and beyond. The specifics of where to stand are going to vary by group, but what to focus on while the fight progresses is easier to explain.
#11 Nov 27 2013 at 11:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah I agree. Things like that I often take for granted now days. A virus rotation is just common sense...but to those first entering, I guess it is new having to cast something other than damaging spells.

I'll give it a shot, Gnu. Will probably take a few days. I need a lot of help, still, refining it! I know some of you guys actually go right, for instance, on turn 2 which I've never had the opportunity of doing. We can fill in the gaps with each other's help.

Edited, Nov 28th 2013 12:53am by HitomeOfBismarck
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