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Ifrit's Cauldron  

Type: Dungeon
Region: Elshimo Uplands
Min Level: 55
Max Level: 75
Connected Areas:Cloister of Flames
Yhoator Jungle
Yuhtunga Jungle
Quests for Ifrit's Cauldron
Mobs found in Ifrit's Cauldron
Items found in Ifrit's Cauldron

Overview
Zone TypeDungeon
RegionElshimo Uplands
ExpansionOriginal
Level Range55 to 75
Entry RequirementKazham Airship pass
EscapeYhoator Jungle
Activitiesmining
Weather
Fellowship NPCYes
ChocoboNo
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Description

Mount Yuhtunga rises above the trees of Yhoator Jungle, but within the mighty volcano are numerous tunnels filled with goblins, bombs, dragons and more. The inner sanctum of this large mountain is known as Ifrit's Cauldron.

Adventurers can enter Ifrit's Cauldron from two places in Yhoator Jungle. Inside, adventurers can move through vents and caves, occasionally blocked by lava spouts and ledges. Paths circle around the fiery crater at the center of Mount Yuhtunga. Deep within the caves is a chamber holding a protocrystal said to house the mighty avatar of Ifrit.

Points of Interest

Map

The Map of Ifrit's Cauldron can be found in coffers in the zone.

Map 1 Map 2 Map 3 Map 4
Map 5 Map 6 Map 7 Map 8

Treasure Coffers

Key/Quest Items

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This page last modified 2009-11-02 22:24:09.

Updated: Fri Jul 3 14:17:27 2009

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entrance from yuhtunga?
# Jul 18 2006 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
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can anyone tell me how to get to the area from yuhtunga? I think it goes by the ash dragon and goes to gemini falls? i'm gonna look around on choco, but I went far north and only ran into dead ends.....
SE is hyporcritical (but we already know that)
# Jul 08 2006 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
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So like... Bombs are weak to fire, duh... so, why the heck can Volcanic Bombs pass through Flame Spouts? Honestly SE, do some research on your own game XD
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# Aug 09 2006 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
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hey guess what...

ITS THEIR GAME THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT
Coffer keys
# Nov 20 2005 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
I was in here eariler this morning trying to get the key to get my drg body. I do not know the drop rate for the coffers here, but I got my key on the 2nd mob we fought. Needless to say, everyone who went there for skill-ups was sorely dissappointed.

So, we decided to stay around because someone else needed a key. No more then 10 minutes later did we find another key. ;>.> Okay...slightly odd. I thought this was a very vexing drop.

As it turns out, it was a full moon on iceday. All 5 members of the pt got their keys (even the whm who already had the map!) in just around an hour. So were we lucky or what?!
For Those Who wonder...
# Nov 09 2005 at 10:49 AM Rating: Good
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Ok, Ifrits cauldron, my favorite place...
Maybe not to other people but to a BST 60+ it's exciting.(bst74 almost 75~!) On odin we used to have a gil seller named "Benediction" who would always mine here, smart man...smart(wo)man...(how would I know) I have to give him that.
But he was a lv. 25WHM/NIN12, tried to get a PT in kazham like that...sad. WHM33/NIN9 is good enough for mining here if you have it Reraise, Sneak, Invis.
Before you mine here:
1. make sure you have something to be reraised if you are going to be dedicated.
2. be ready to get **** over an hour or more
(I was lucky enough to just bring some picks and over like 2 mining points I got a orichlum ore(250k) and an adaman ore...(95k) USUALLY you will at least get 1 adaman over an hour.(unless you get stupid colored rocks! %$#%! them all.)
(Usually they are rated about the same rarity.)
3. It's all about luck, or something else unknown.(maybe moon phase...day?...something.) I've gone for hours on end with about everything, and it's just about luck: When preperation meets oppurtunity? Not in this game.
(die philosophers!)
4. If you are dedicated, make sure all you have in your inventory is all that is needed.
5. if you are a bst70+ its kinda cheap... charm a lizard...either kill it, or attack, pull it back, mine, log off, log on, recharm.`('-' 7)
I usally bring like 10(BUY IN UPPER JUENO 240G I think, in that shop closest to zone with the flowers, the other npc sells pickaxes) stacks of picks and I have like 2 spaces...and in the case where I got 2 ores first off I had to throw out pickaxes ><;
So make sure you have inventory lol... every time before you mine make sure, it could make the difference hehe.
For those who mine elsewhere, its safer, but taking dangers might just be heaven ... wait...well **** looks more like ifrits...but ...ya...
Hope this helps for people who though about mining.^.^
(I'd also do a background check on what aggros to what just so you know... instead of standing in the middle of death land trying to search it up on another computer)
Ifrits
# Oct 20 2005 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh I can trade an Ice crytsal to get rid of the flame spouts? Cool...

Ifrits
# Oct 18 2006 at 8:40 AM Rating: Good
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No, Ice CLUSTER... big difference.
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400-500k eh?
# Oct 19 2005 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Oh wait 200-400.

Still, those are some nice numbers... that's about 40k - 80k per hour. You sure you're not exaggerating? You're getting that out of Palborough Mines? If that's the case I need to seriously look into mining there (I'm on a different server, but the prices are probably similar).

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my minnig in ic
# Oct 19 2005 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi i have been a minner for a long time now and i started in gusgen i know all the mine spots there from walk hours on end looking for them i then moved on to pal mines and did the same.Since mine is my main source of income i take my time walking around looking for good sopts.I have tryed ic twice now first time i died second time i lived but no mine points.The reason i am sharing this with you is it was the same for the other mines when i started them no mine points and running around for hours marking them when i found them.Now i can make 200-400k in 5 hours of minnning so i am going back to ic and stick to it.I would say ic is for serious minners or at least those who have time patients and the rest is luck.I am on lakshmi server and if you see me around as for help i will be glad to.And good luck to new and master minners
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# Oct 18 2005 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I just don't find mining here appealing or efficient. Maybe when I gain some more levels?

For now I'll stick to the Goobbues in Sanctuary of Zi'Tah and havesting in Giddeus.
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# Sep 20 2005 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
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i mined in ifrits cauldron as my 28 whm, a mined for 3 hours straight with no other miners in the area, and all i got was 4 iron sands and 2 iron ores and 1 flint stone, so i would say that you sometimes have to depend on luck... also, you could bring a reraise earring alog incase you die.
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Mining
# Sep 11 2005 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Very safe to mine here as RDM/BLM since you can Chainspell a Warp if you grab aggro. Went to mine there the first time the other day, equipped with Field gear for body and hands. I went through 15 Pickaxes and got one Adaman Ore and enough Iron Ores, Iron Sands and whatnot to pay for the trip and the Pickaxes used.
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bad luck
# Sep 10 2005 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I just can't figure what I'm doing wrong here. I wanted to try out if mining in IC was worth the time & danger and headed there as 71 WHM. Handling invisible and sneak was no problem at all, and i didn't get aggro for like 3 hours. within this time I ran around in all accessible areas from the eastern entrance. There are like 8 or more mining spots. At the beginning, a lot of them were up and some repopped a few times. out of 28 digs within this time i got:

-2 iron sands
-2 iron ores
-5 sulfurs
-1 stack bomb ashes
the rest failed or earned flint stones.

Pickaxes broke: on 23 out of 28 tries.
of course WITH full field gear equipped.

After this 3 I, already deadly frustrated, wanted to move over to the other entrance area, since no spots respawned anymore on my side but on the way out i managed to pull a bomb from miles away when recasting invisible. I warped out with 63 HP left and trashed my mining gear when back in jeuno.

So I'm wondering what was the matter there. Would I have to go deeper inside, does everyone but me only mine inside the ohter entrance anyway because there's where you get the rare ores (I don't believe so) or was it just real bad luck?

In any case IC is not worth the while at all as I learned for me. Wish you good luck guys.
Rate of gil per hour?
# Sep 07 2005 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Could someone tell me what the gil rate per hour would be if you really knew what you were doing here? I know it will fluctuate across servers, but from the descriptions I'm seeing here, I wonder if people are getting tunnel vision (no pun intended) for the orichalcum and adaman and not really adding up how much gil/hr on *average* (across all farming sessions) is being made. I mean...yeah you score a couple of orichalcums over the course of several trips there if lucky. But is the payoff worth it when compared to how much total time was spent mining? No offense to the experienced miners, I just want to know before I venture out there someday.

I'm just trying to compare this to something like harvesting/crafting where some simple & cheap recipes will net you 100-110k for a 12/stack. On average, just harvesting and crafting for a night in Giddeus (4-5 hours) will net me about 150-200k in thread and drops. That's almost 100% guaranteed.

Is the gil/hr rate substantially higher mining here? In total of maybe... 6 hours of farming, what would the average payoff be on your server? And I mean average , not another anecdote about 'that one time I went there and mined 450k worth of ores in one session.' Those are cool stories, but I'm assuming they don't repesent most of the mining experiences in this place.



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Mining
# Aug 14 2005 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey, I was wondering about the mining at Ifrit's Cauldron. I have been mining here about 4 times now and only have gotten 2 adaman ores out of 2 stacks of pickaxes. I have the body, hands and feet gear. I was wondering why i havent been getting any of the oreachium or whatever they are called ores. I have heard there is a skill to mining and that you can lvl your pickaxe, is this true? If it is then when should i go to ifrits cauldron to mine? if anyone has some info plz send a reply
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# Aug 12 2005 at 7:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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I couldn't help but noticed that most of the posts here are with relation to mining, and naturally they would be. The frits is the best mining spot in game; granted you have the guts/lack of sanity to mine in an active volcano filled with ridiculously powerful bombs, scorpions, gobs raptors.. and the list goes on and on. These are the things we evade with our sneaks and invis in order to make our millions. Now I'll ask you, have you ever once considered soloing some of these said mobs? and no I'm not asking you beastmasters this because I see you here doing it every day :P

I've always come here to mine, only about a week ago I decided to start fighting the mobs here also as rdm 69, fighting the EM - T volcanic Gases, Sulfur Scorpions and Raptors. I don't know what other jobs are capable of this, if any but I'll let you know now how I do this.

I start with all the refular buffs, Pro&Shell IV, Stoneskin, blink refresh. then pull my target with a ranged attack, I'll use sulfur scorpion as an example. when he gets close its Sleep II> paralyze, blind, slow. Then I use this macro..

/equip "Main" "Wind Staff" (for eva+10)
/ma "Water III" <t>
/wait 8
/ma "Sleep II" <t>

recast buffs dark staff heal wait until first increase in mp re-enfeeble, recast my buffs then use that said macro again. at a point when mp gets critically low and the mob was just put to sleep...

/ja "Convert" <me>
/wait 1
/ja "Divine seal" <me>
/wait 2
/ma "Cure IV" <me>

After one convert you can bring this "Tough" Or "Very Tough" down rather quickly by using the first macro I listed, get your 150-200+ exp and move on.

Sure this is no alternative to exp parties, and sure its very time consuming, but to me its also a lot of fun and I felt I should share it with you all ^^
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Ifrit Cauldron "mining"
# Aug 03 2005 at 12:00 PM Rating: Default
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Ok, to make things clear to anyone who wants to mine here. I started mining here 4 days ago, im only a lvl 62rdm. If you are smart you can mine here all the time. Anyways, yes bombs aggro to magic, no problem, there are many places and open spots to recast invis and sneak, you just need to pay attention to your surroundings when recasting or youll get nailed and I have a few times, I use elemental seal then sleep 2 and escape or chainspell and escape. As long as you have sneak and invis you can mine here, mining spots are semi rare in some places the deeper you go the better more mine points youll come across. Ive gotten 2 orchulium ores in this place couple darksteels and adaman ore. Orchulium ores are 270k in lakshmi server. All I can say is I wish I would have come here along time ago.
mining in ifrit
# May 28 2005 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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everyone has their own unique experience w/ ifrit but mine involved a lot of joy and pain. I went there as a lvl 71 bst to try my luck at mining and I sure did have it.

Pretty much I charmed monkeys and bats to distract the bombs while I mined. I brought 3 stacks of picks, used only 1 stack and I got 2 orichalcum 200k each , 1 adaman 80k, 2 stacks of bomb ash about 10k each, and sold a damp hakutaku eye I got for 100k.

I was going to try my hand at tarasque but the bombs there were vt to me, and the bats to charm aggro and link and gave me a hard time charming. So between bats and bombs I got killed... and on more than 1 occasion too.

If you are going to mine, I seriously recommend getting the map. Also, minepoint maps won;t help much because the minepoints are spread out evenly throughout ifrit except with very few on the safe point. (imagine how much adaman and orichalcum ore would drop in price if there were a lot of minepoints on the easy side of ifrit) So to be able to get mine points expect to be travelling in places lvl 75's can be chewn up. If you are impatient and can avoid bomb aggro bring ice crystals to trade w/ flame spouts so you don;t have to wait.
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where?
# Mar 26 2005 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Where do you get this map?? Please tell me
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RE: where?
# Mar 27 2005 at 3:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Map comes from the coffer here.
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RE: where?
# Mar 27 2005 at 3:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Map comes fromt he Coffer there.
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Coffer Map
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Does anyone know the coffer location here? Thank you^^
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RE: Coffer Map
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http://www.mastersofvanadiel.com/ffximaps/ifrits_cauldron.htm
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maybe?
# Mar 06 2005 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
maybe it would be best to go in here with a lvl 34 WHM? since u can use reraise after u die and the mobs go away? 34 is for buffer not to lose it lol
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RE: maybe?
# Mar 20 2005 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
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I wouldnt.. cos If you cast raise (wich is magic) that bomb gona come right back to you.. if not its hard to say if it will be save to cast raise.
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RE: maybe?
# Jul 11 2005 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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you cast rereaise before you go in, or in a safe spot w/o bombs then when you die, you can rise, but its risky cause when you get up, the bomb might agro again, and you need 34 for warp, if you delvl your s.o.l. **** out of luck... but oh well, lvl 34 death isnt that bad so dont worry bout it
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# Feb 15 2005 at 3:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Hmm, things aren't going too well for me over on Bismarck. The level 70+ BSTs have the place staked out most of time. I've spent a good 5 hours there and only gotten 2 sulfurs and 2 iron ash as well as 5 deaths. I'm starting to think the BSTs must be bringing their pickaxes along with them. That's the only way I can explain never being able to find a mining point. Been searching for 2 hours for a point and as of yet, nothing. No mining point = no mining = no adaman = no gil. :(
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# Jan 26 2005 at 11:41 AM Rating: Default
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ive been mining for some time and been dying but it doesnt matter im curently 63 whm and i got orchilum ore and adamtine or when i went there get the map for this place anyways im on ragnerock look me up if you want help on mining im definitly going back my name on ragnerok is demonspawnmatt
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# Jan 26 2005 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I just finished my first trip here. For prep, I did nothing but take my 32WHM and grab some Prism Powders... only ever used 2, so they're a good safety investment.

Did some running around Yhoater Jungle, trying to find a proper entrance to the Cauldron... the first one I tried wasn't very fruitful, but the second one (Eastern of the two in Yhoater) was better. It led me to a a circle of passages, which is where I spent my time looking for points. (Is there a better place? I'd love to know if there is.) Found 4 Mining Points in about an hour and a half before I walked by a Dodomeki after Sneak just wore off (Won't make that mistake again), no good ores prised from any of them. Some Iron Ores, Iron Sand and sulfur, thats it. But it was fun, anyway. I plan on going back tommorow. :P

My suggestion to first timers here; just go! Run around, start forming a mental map of what areas connect to where. Oh, and this (click here) site, graciously mentioned earlier, is a nice starting point for finding places to pick at rocks with those Pickaxes.

Good luck to all fellow miners!

Edited, Wed Jan 26 03:30:36 2005
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# Jan 17 2005 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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1st time mining there:
-15min looking, mining point found: adaman
-10min looking, mining point found: flint stone
-10min looking, mining point found, i die right b4... **** sneaky bombs >.<
-come back
-5min looking, mining point found, died again b4 i could click on trade
-come back
-10min looking, mining point found: iron ore
-5min looking, mining point found: gold ore
-20min looking, i die, whm dlvl... no more sneak.... do'h gotta lvl it back...

total drops: adaman, iron, gold, flint
total money made: 149k
total money used: 13k
total time: 1h15 ( not counting the times when i died and had to come back from jeuno to cauldron )


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# Jun 25 2005 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
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i know is this a old post, but this is good words of wisdom.

try setting HP in kazam when mining in IC.
it cuts the run back shorter.

and try making a MINE button
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RE: hmmm
# Jan 24 2005 at 1:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Gold Ore is not a possible mining yield in Ifrit's Cauldron, perhaps you mean Darksteel, but Gold is impossible.
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# Dec 30 2004 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
I went there this afternoon with my whm25/smn(12)
I found few minning point like 3 or 4, that was cool, but now i don't find them anymore.

I tried to look for a map with minning point but nothing.
That's the only bad thing of mine there.
Mining
# Dec 13 2004 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
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I made my first trip here last night, and saw that a party was looking for the coffer for DRG AF... me being the helpful type, looked around for the chest spawns while looking around Ifrits Caukdron, I was wondering if the mining points were inside the tunnels,only hitting one with a flint stone as the payout wasnt what I was hoping for at first. For the aggro part, nothing aggroed me at all after a couple of Sneak/Invis castings.
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# Nov 28 2004 at 1:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow, i've been trying this place for a few days now, hoping for adaments
I kept getting nothing special, few colors, iron ores, iron sand etc. and then i got an orich
me being uneducated, didn't realize it was worth more than Adamament, i thought it was worth like 30k, so i was excited BUT NOT NEARLY AS excited as i should have been
I checked the AH, and it was 150k! i nearly fell off my chair and fainted, I was jumping up and down for ever.
My advice, keep trying if you don't get something at first, oh, and i only have the field boots and the mitts, the leg piece doesn't seem to add to mining can anyone comfirm this?
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RE: LUCKY
# Jan 05 2005 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Correct; Only the Tunic, Boots and Gloves boost your Mining luck, the Hose only helps logging and harvesting.
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# Nov 05 2004 at 4:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Plain and simple...this place sucks. Don't go in here unless you have a death wish. Marched through here for ZM5 tonight and everyone died at least once. Granted we had an alliance and it was bound to happen, but seriously is tough to avoid aggro. I brought 2 stacks of prisms and oils, and ran out of both before we reached our destination. Down in the basement every cons IT++ to a lvl 66. You have to use prisms because bombs aggro to sight and magic, there's no way around it. This place is loaded with bombs.
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RE: Arghh
# Nov 25 2004 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I mine here often. Haven't died from aggro in months (when Im done mining I like to suicide on the Ash Dragon and warp back to Jeuno, someday my lvl 20 WHM will beat him ^^) and Im very surprised that a stack of sneak oils and prism powders could not get you to your desired destination. Sounds like your leader didn't know his way around. Next time I suggest putting a shout out to all miners with a reward asking for one of them to lead you around. I know it like the back of my hand now ^^.
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Ifrit
# Oct 21 2004 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Wheres Cloister or flames tell location plz
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Talk about LUCKY
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First Mining Point, First Pickaxe, First Strike, Adaman Ore! That's enough to make me come back even tho I died. The ores are 80k in Jeuno and occasionally 120k in Bastok. So being the hopeful one...I put it in Bastok =P

Hopefully, more luck will be with me.
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RE: Talk about LUCKY
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???s and Eruptions
# Sep 11 2004 at 6:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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I mine here frequently, but i have found 2 ???s in one room and have found no info on what they are for. They are in part of the tunnel on the way to the wyverns. One of them is on a bridge over the lava and the other is on a rock nearby. Any info would be appreciated. Also today i saw the volcano "erupt" in that a huge column of lava came up from the center. I don't know what this means at all, but there is a spot at the bottem of Ifrit's Cauldron in the spot near the drop to get to the cloister. I think they may be related and i may try to click the spot during an eruption. Any information on either of this would be very helpful.
RE: ???s and Eruptions
# Sep 14 2004 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I thought the Altar of Ashes was used for the Bomb Queen but i might be wrong. I did some research on mysterytour and the spot near the cloister is used for upgrading the relic staff. Also one of the ???s is used for the staff weaponskills quest. I found another ??? but I'm not going to bother investigating until later.
RE: ???s and Eruptions
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The ??? are to spawn Bomb Queen who drops Bomb Ring (+75 HP -75 Fire) and the Eruptions are just an effect as far as I know.
Map of here
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Anyone know how to obtain this map? I've looked on here and MysteryTour, but cannot find how to get the map.
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RE: Map of here
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RE: Map of here
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You get the Map from the Coffer Chest. You need to obtain the Coffer key which is droped off most mob's. The best guy's to kill for it are the bomb's and Opo-Opo right by the entrace.
RE: Map of here
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Damn, I should've known it'd be a stupid coffer Smiley: mad

Thanks for the info! Smiley: clap
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RE: Map of here
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Double Post ><

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RE: Map of here
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Triple post ><

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RE: Map of here
# Oct 12 2004 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Now i see why u have so many posts!!! :) lol
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RE: Map of here
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#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 22 2004 at 5:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you nubs i can mine without agro here im lv 300
Travel?
# Aug 21 2004 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Can someone kindly - and descriptively - tell me how to get here from Kazham? I am going to go mining, but I do not know the way there, and running around the Elshimo jungles isn't my idea of fun. ; ;
RE: Travel?
# Nov 24 2004 at 9:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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I will try my best from memory....

-Leave Kazham
-Follow the left wall till you see a open area
-In the open area, fall through the hole...
Go through the passages untill you find your way out of the cave...(Only 1 exit)
-Follow the path till you see a glowing tree and other weird vegatation...stay up above, and follow the right wall.
-Follow the wall till you see a cave with a tree in the middle of it.
-Folow through the cave into Yhoator Jungle.
-At the end of the cave, turn right, and then left at the funny tree.
- Follow the left wall till you get to another area similar to Yuhtunga (More weird trees down below)
-Turn right when you see them, and stay on the upper area.
-Once you are in a narrow area, follow the left wall, untill you adventually hit the Ifrit's Cauldron Zone.

Long, but its how I get there....I hope...
Mining in Hell. Do's and Don'ts.
# Aug 15 2004 at 6:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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To start off this I just wanna say do not read this guide unless; 1)You have total and complete patience. 2)You have no problem with dieing alot.
You don't alway's die, but to start your gonna die alot.

Now, I've been mining in Ifrit's for about 5 months now. In all that time, I've made alot of cash, and Die alot of time's. It's not easy, infact to start its almost impossible, but once you get it, you get it.

Tools:
To start off your gonna wanna have a lower lvl character. I use my Blm's Sub, lvl 33 whm. When I started the whm was lvl 25. You want a lower lvl character so when you die, you don't loose to much exp. Having the spell's, Sneak and Invis help's Alot. Try and go Rdm or whm, low as possible with Invis and Sneak. Then your gonna want a lvl 9+ Nin for Tonko, unless you wanna pay a fortune for prism powder's. 4 stack's of pick's, Stack of "Shinobi-tabi"(for tonko) and your set. You can bring extra Powder's and Oil's if your unsure, as well as extra pick's.

When to mine.
Best time's I've found to mine is when the moon is 75% - 75% or 25% - 25%. Full moon and New Moon are best. I've found New moon to be better then Full for a reason I can't figure out.

Where to go.
Befor the Flame Sprout there are around 5 point's. They seem to break more pick's although I have got Adaman and Orich from them so there not that bad. After the Flame Sprout how ever, there are many many point's. If you go and there's no one in there (Which never seem's to happen anymore these day's) your going to have to check them all to keep them spawning. If you do go with someone else you can work it out, keep them in one place you in another, that way you get them all.

What to expect.
You can get Adaman or Orich right away. Both sell for 100k+(most of the time). So usualy if that happen's, your in the money. Although, As I'm writing this post I'm taking a break from 2 hour's of mining (0% New moon+) and I have yet to find anything but colored rock's. You can mine there and find more then 1 Adaman. My biggest find was 6 Adaman in 3 hour's. Although don't expect to find something good every time. If you keep at it all day, Say from 25% to 25% you can make alot of cash(500k+), although it is hard to stay alive.

The survival Game.
Mining in Ifrit's is Hell. You constantly loose Sneak and Invis when you need it the most, and everything agro's to everyone no matter what lvl you are. The reason you need Tonko the most is because the largest amount of monster's in there are bomb's. They agro to Sight and Magic. you can be off invis standing right behind one but if your with in a mile of one and you cast magic, your dead. Bat's are realy annoying to because they agro sound. There are tunnel's with bat's and bomb's together but the mining point's in those tunnel's are the best. You can cast Tonko infront of a Bomb's face and they wont agro. They can't detect Nin magic so unless they change that any time soon, Tonko is your friend. When sneak ware's try and get as far away from bomb's as you can befor you cast Sneak again, athough they dont agro to sound so you can run around them with it off. You can get closer to bat's with sneak off then you can to bomb's when casting sneak.

The Flame Sprout.
This is where I die the most. I've been mining in there for age's and I can get around easy, but the Flame Sprout is unpredictable. There are two bomb's, one that hang's around the sprout, another that roam's around the area. This is where Tonko play's a key roll. While waiting at the Flame Srout, sneak will probably ware off. If invis starts to ware, you can just cast Tonko, you dont even have to move away from the bomb's because they dont agro to it. The Flame Sprout takes around 5 mins to go down, dont bother wasting your cash on Ice Cluster's to turn it off, just wait for it. I usualy use this time to heal MP. After the Flame Sprout you can go left, then stop at the corner, but you have to put sneak back up to go farther. Stuff agro's to sound farther on. There are 3 other Flame Sprout's that I know of. There's one near an entrance (When I say near an entrance, I mean like right there, you'll know it when you see it) and two down a Tunnel deep in. If you use the one near the Entrance, your missing mining point's so dont bother with it unless your in a rush to get deep in. The two other's are for people who know the place so dont worry about them.

Rule's of the Road.
Do Not...Do NOT....Steal other people's mining point's. If there standing next to one, /poke em first then /point at the mining point. If its safe to mine and they dont move then /poke em one more time, If nothing, go for it. If you steal people's point's they will steal your's and then the fun is lost. I dont get people taking my point's often but when it happen's its REALY annoying. Although usualy those people arnt very popular in the game to start. Dont be one of those people. Also if you see a party killing stuff and you get agroed try not to train stuff to them. It hurts.

Where it's at: The Money.
If you REALY want ALOT of cash, you can get it. One of my friend's Mined in there for 1 week, 6 hour's a day and made around 3 million Gil. I mine in there a couple hour's a week to pay for what ever I want to buy the next week. The Price does go up and down for Adaman and Orich but it doesnt look to be going lower then 80k each(That could change). Try to remember, when you get Adaman or Orich and you sell for Alot lower then the listed price in the AH you probably wont be able to sell your next batch for much more. Try and sell at the listed price so that you and I can keep making money on this.

What you'll find.
For anyone who has mined in other place's, you'll know what it's like for rare drop's. In Ifrit's, Adaman drop's about as often as Gold or Plat ore's in other mining spots. Orich is alittle more rare. Although, just because your mining in the best and most difficult place to mine in the whole in-game world doesnt mean you wont get garbage drop's. Your still gonna get Flint stone's, and Iron ore, Plus a few other lower priced item's. You wont get pebble's though(Thank god). Keep at it though because instead of Gold your gonna find Adaman, and that's worth it.

In the end.
It's hard work mining in Ifrit's but the payout is big. I cant find any other way of making Good money no matter how hard I try. If you try it out and die over and over again just remember what I've said here and try to follow the guide. Dont give up, I died 6 time's on my first day with my Blm untill I learnt how to do it well, but I kept at it and it paid out. I still die but as I'm using my lower lvl whm so it doesnt hurt as much. Keep at it, that's the best advice I can give anyone.

If I realise I screwed up on this post, or I have anything New to add, I'll edit it. If you guys see that I've missed something, tell me.
Question
# Oct 21 2004 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Okay, I don't currently have a Mage high enough to do this. So, my question is, would it be worthwhile to mine here using only Tonko and silent oil? Or will it just get so expensive that it makes it not worthwile?

If not, I might beg my gf to lvl whm/rdm while I lever her thf/war. Or, maybe I should just suck it up and do it myself! lol
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RE: Question
# Nov 06 2004 at 8:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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For me, because I've Mined in here for a very long time it would be worth while just useing sneak pot's and Tonko. But for you, No. You at least need the spell sneak, which is pretty low lvl.
RE: Question
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So, basically what you mean is - its doable, but only if you really know the area. Which I don't.

Thanks. I'd like to mine there, but I'll have to wait a little while.

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RE: Mining in Hell. Do's and Don'ts.
# Aug 30 2004 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
From exprience i would like to say you are right Mining in the cauldron IS HELL. And to all who think they got what it takes to mine here PAY ATTENTION to your surrounding. i have watched many miners die because they didn't notice the bomb behind them or the wern't aware that their sneak and invis were about to leave them. SO don't get distracted mining here OR YOU WILL DIE.
Flame Spouts??
# Aug 08 2004 at 1:34 AM Rating: Decent
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ok im lm lost, i tried to mine here and i get through, what are these Flame Spouts? and how do i get past them?

Please Replie

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RE: Flame Spouts??
# Aug 10 2004 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
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In order to pass the Flame Spouts, you have to trade an Ice Cluster to it.

Or just sit tight for 5-10 minutes and wait for it to go down on its own.

Edited, Fri Sep 3 17:54:32 2004
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map
# Jul 27 2004 at 9:33 AM Rating: Default
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anyone have a link to screenshots of the actual ingame maps, not those drawings like in the treasure site.
Tips
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Hola, I have started becoming a usual at Ifrit's since I got whm to 20 and nin to 9 just to mine here. To new and experienced miners...
1) Do not use Sneak Oils / Prism Powders, way too expensive, lvl whm to 20 and nin to 9 for Tonko: Ichi in my opinion.
2) Work in tandem with one or two of your LS buddies, it helps so much. For anyone who is familiar with mining in Ifrit's, it can often be quite difficult to drop down to the lowest floor then work your way back up trying to clear points. With a partner or two, we divide up the territory and let each other know when we kill a point to alert the others of possible spawns coming.
No ground-breaking info here, just suggestions

Got an adaman and darksteel in about an hour of mining ^^ Will return tomorrow with some buddies and find some more.
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RE: Tips
# Jul 22 2004 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Doh minig here is NOT an easy thing. Me and 3 other LS friends made our way there the other day to poke around. All of us are lvl 51. I knew we were in trouble when the anon guy wearing some lvl 72 gear cast invis and sneak on himself to get around. So our lvl 51 blm died while mining because a Volcanic gas aggroed him when invis went off and it came close. They seem to have a pretty good range of sight. I died while waiting for him to come back and sneak and invis us out of there because a Dire bat popped right next to me come night time. Definitely a fun place to look around in but I am not sure how much serious mining u can get done in there with the aggro you will constantly get from the bats and bombs.
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Edited, Fri Jul 16 00:19:23 2004
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# Jul 15 2004 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Hola, I have started becoming a usual at Ifrit's since I got whm to 20 and nin to 9 just to mine here. To new and experienced miners...
1) Do not use Sneak Oils / Prism Powders, way too expensive, lvl whm to 20 and nin to 9 for Tonko: Ichi in my opinion.
2) Work in tandem with one or two of your LS buddies, it helps so much. For anyone who is familiar with mining in Ifrit's, it can often be quite difficult to drop down to the lowest floor then work your way back up trying to clear points. With a partner or two, we divide up the territory and let each other know when we kill a point to alert the others of possible spawns coming.
No ground-breaking info here, just suggestions

Got an adaman and darksteel in about an hour of mining ^^ Will return tomorrow with some buddies and find some more.
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Adaman ore :)
# Jun 21 2004 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I got an adaman ore this past weekend, it was on my second mine point :)

After that, i got only iron ore, bomb ash, differents rocks and iron sand.

But, I finally bought my second sniper ring!!!!


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links
# Jun 20 2004 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
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OK.... i wanna mine here very much... I was hoping someone can show me a link that will show maps and give <pos> of mining points... The one above does not work.... thanx guyz...
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RE: links
# Jul 13 2004 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
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Try this link
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Ores
# Jun 17 2004 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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yes getting adaman ores is very much possible i have gotten about 4 of them, and 2 orichalcum ores so far. Take your time and plan when you go mining (i usually go when all the Japanese players are asleep.)

i was just wondering i heard rumors that the elemental ores can be mined here, but i know its from a BCNM can anyone confirm if they can be mined?

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RE: Ores
# Sep 03 2004 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Elemental ores cannot be mined. They are either gained from BCNMs or grown from tree saplings.
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RE: Ores
# Jul 28 2004 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
wait by the fire spouts, they go away from time to time
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Firespouts
# May 12 2004 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, i've been here about 5 times now to mine. found 1 mining point, never got adaman ><, just colored rocks, iron and sulfur.

I was looking at the link to the mining page, and cant get to certain areas because of the firespouts. Can I get past them, what do i do to make them go down?
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RE: Firespouts
# Jun 21 2004 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
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I to i'll looking for a way over the firespouts can't find any info on getting past them and with out able to only 4 mineing spot 1 be camped at all time by 3 or 4 mobs 2 sometimes camped 1being safe.





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Mining
# May 03 2004 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I was here mining for a couple hours hoping to strike it rich. Out of about 50 swings using field gear I got a lot of sulfur, bomb ash, and iron ash. No rare ore><. I went as ninja so i was able to stay invisible with tonko but was spending 700 gil for each silent oil used. The bombs here aggro by sight and they are the most common mob so if you have a way to invis yourself you should be good for the most part. I didnt make any profit but it was pretty fun exploring the area and I got to take some pics of the ash dragon. Have fun mining and good luck!
Map?
# Mar 23 2004 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Where do u get a map here?
RE: Map?
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Quote:
Where do u get a map here?
The Ifrit's Cauldron Map is obtained via Coffer.
Mining
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For those of you wanting to mine in it,
http://gulif.abz.jp/ziq_saikutsuk.html

I got the link from the mining guide in the tradeskill forum
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sigh...
# Mar 15 2004 at 3:20 PM Rating: Default
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"I have been here...Ifrit is in. However do not enter unless with a completely maxed party of 18 70/35...perhaps now it will be easier with the 70 cap taken off. Ifrit defies all possibilities of hard; I do not think any have defeated him yet. My party was close but no such luck. Take *extreme* care in here; do not solo unless you wish for a quick and painful death, and no not come in here at all unless you have your AF armor and have all level and skill capped."

.......... the pt that you need for EVERY summon quest, (discounting Leviathin and Fenrir) does NOT need to have all 70+s.... ONE preferred 70+ PLD to tank, then the rest of the pt can be 50-60, higher being better. Furthermore, you cant HAVE an alliance fighting summons...... one pt only. On top of that, a LOT of people have beaten him.... <sigh>

to those summoners, these quests are not that bad, just construct a smart pt with a high tank. My normal pts looked like this:
WHM WHM BLM SAM DRK PLD(lvl 74)
only PLD was high lvl the rest of us were 50-60
another pt:
WHM WHM BLM BLM NIN PLD(high lvl)

its not that hard, hardest part is finding a tank, there are plenty of people wanting summons that you can fill your pt with once you have a tank.

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RE: sigh...
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Why always a Paladin tank? Paladins are not all they're made out to be...

A high level ninja works well, as does a high level monk. I have a few whispers and all the avatars except Fenrir... and not once had I partied with a Paladin to get them. (Not once had anyone come even remotely close to dying, either. And my MP has never dropped below half, even with the occasional Holy MB.)
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RE: sigh...
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Oh yah. Cause a Ninja or Monk can get aggro back when a BM uses some AM or a RNG blows of a sidewinder.

lvl60 nub. pfft
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RE: sigh...
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Now you can call me a level 75 nub, with all my avatars and Fenrir.

But guess what.. I still never had a Paladin tank any of my 40+ avatar fights. In fact, I once had a DRK/NIN tank! And once I dual-tanked as a WHM with a RDM! Fancy that, Mr. Smarty-pants!
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RE: sigh...
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Big deal, you never had a Paladin Tank. Big deal, you've had success with stupid tanks such as Dark/Nin. (Actually not too stupid if your party can do uber damage, it might work well). I wouldn't recommend that for most parties. About all you're showing me is that you can get by w/o Paladins. No, Paladin tanks aren't 100% manditory, but in my experience, good Paladins can hold hate through almost anything, and it's ok because they can take a good beating. Too bad there are so many poor Paladins running around though. I've seen some parties where mob hits everything EXCEPT Paladin, b/c Paladin is an idiot.
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# Mar 01 2004 at 7:22 AM Rating: Default
entrance is at H/I-6 in Yhoater. Try'd to mine there, but couldnt find any mining spots.
Flame Spouts
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I've goten by one before, and can't do it again. Is there a trick or something?
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Pandemonium Lv. 61 RDM / 30 BLM / 25 BRD
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# Feb 20 2004 at 11:11 PM Rating: Default
How exactly do i reach this place; i want to attempt mining here but those **** jungles are so hard to get through anyway, can someone help give directions on how to get to irit's cauldron; TIA^^
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