Vana'diel Bestiary: Maat  

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Updated: Tue Aug 23 20:18:17 2011

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On your own the most you can accomplish is achieving level 50. This is where your average adventurer caps at, but of course, not everyone is happy being just an average adventurer. This is where Maat comes in. He may seem like an ordinary old man to you, but this old man is a master of all the western jobs and his skills and effort date back to the Crystal War. While his methods may seem awkward, he is whom you speak with to break the barrier and achieve a higher level.

In a series of 5 tests he slowly molds your average adventurer into a true hero. His final step, however, is the toughest of them all; defeating Maat himself in Mortal Kom...erm, defeating him in a spar match. It doesn't matter which job you play as for he has mastered them all:

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Cant speak with maat
# May 06 2009 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Whenever I try to go to the area where Maat is. It says I need an Archducal Audience Permit..Where, or how do i get one of these????
Beating Maat as Monk
# Feb 23 2009 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I finally beat Maat as a level 69 MONK last night. All the strategies I looked up at the various sites were garbage for me. I finally used a word of mouth strategy and gave it my own personal spin and he went down easily. It took me 8 times. You have to do everything perfectly. With that said, there was a rumor long ago that whatever stats from gear you went in with, he had. Then they said that rumor was not true or it had been fixed. Well I finally went in naked at the start and he was so easy on that fight I only needed two WS's (instead of 3) and no heals. I got him down in 7 minutes flat with 406 HP to spare.

Gear: Full AF (macroed in when using JA's and WS's) Scorpion Harnes, Palla's Bracelets, Chivalry Chain, Life Belt, Tactical Magitians Hooks (or whatever they called lol)

sleep potion with opopo necklace to 100 tp
regen drink
Defense food
Blink Band
boost to 10 or 11
focus dodge

Engage Maat without hitting. Use 2 hour. Then chi blast. Turn into him. Then Howling Fist. keep hitting until tp is 100% again and WS again. At this point if he isn't down you may need some healing potions and Chakra usage. Use Icarus wing and use final WS.

I only needed the 2nd WS to take him down on lights day with a new moon.
# Dec 03 2008 at 12:18 AM Rating: Default
11 posts
wait what? i have to beat maat to get past level 50?
# Dec 03 2008 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
No, you only need to beat him to get past 70

Testimony Turmoil
# Oct 13 2008 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Might be a newbie question but who knows, maybe other people are wondering this as well. Long shot, but here it goes. If you defeat Maat is your testimony usable to try him again later? An other thought, has anyone tried to use said testimony to influence him in campaign? Or quite simply is said testimony complete garbage after being used once? Thoughts?
Testimony Turmoil
# Oct 13 2008 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Its essentially garbage after its use.
# Sep 26 2008 at 3:56 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Maat fight x3 first as whm cause i heard it was easy and 1/1 with whm job.
Next i thought pld and thought it would be tough but 1/1 with pld and beat record at the time. Then war and also beat record 1/1 on war job. Now i'm off to do samurai v maat. i'm hopeing another 1/1. But i'd really like to thank everyone for putting in there stat's on how to beat maat cause i couldn't have done it without reading what other's have written in here. Good Luck to everyone versing maat the old fool. Time to kick *** again. LOL.
Monk Fight
# Jan 12 2008 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
78 posts
was wondering how difficult the monk fight for maat is? I figured I'd get the opo necklace sleep to 300% tp grab some defense food, counterstance, focus, dodge, Raging fists his ***, hundred fists and then weapon skill him everytime after that lol. sound like an ok plan? lol
We let the shadows lead or path and use it against our enemies. We are the Shadow Knights!
# Dec 19 2007 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Also found in East Ronfaure [S] near Xarcabard [S] zone in WotG. :P
# Nov 21 2006 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Attempted the maat battle for the first time.. after watching various films of others sleep up 100% tp, guillotine, vile +1 icarus, guillotine >WINRAR!
I felt confident and prepped up in the same way, SE LS guillotine 1400dmg, stun vile +1 icarus and guillotine #2 for 980dmg.. he has round 1/4 hp left and have 0.. so I have come to realize that I don't really like Maat that much...
Maat Fight
# Sep 18 2006 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
OK i did the MAAT fight as a 70WAR and broke the record, cleared him in 2:23.

This is what i did. Went in and hit defender (wanted to be able to take a hit while i built up TP) At 720 HP i used 2X Hi-potion +3, at 100TP i dropped defender, used Beserk, Aggressor, Mighty Strikes, Warcry and WS with Rampage (hit for 989), used Icarus Wing, Rampage again for 883 and put my Axe away, fight was done. He took my HP down to 300 from 1260. Clear time was 2:23.

Hope this helps any WAR with the MAAT fight. Good Luck.
# Aug 18 2006 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
yeah maat death beat record on first attempt. dont slate the job slate the player. kicked his **** in 4 minutes.
How much???
# Aug 14 2006 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
66 posts
How many HP does he have?
How much???
# Aug 16 2006 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
169 posts
How many HP does he have?

As far as anyone knows, Maat has as much HP as you do. But When I fought him I took no chance(WAR71) and used the basic preps for a meely. When I {Berserk}{Aggressor}{Warcry}{Mighty Strikes}, I walked in close, did a Double attack at 280-320 each, then {Raging Rush} for 2127, used the Icras Wing and Did it again for 1384,(( He already quit after the first WS, lol)) So if I were to guess, Maat has about 1300- 2500 HP but had decent defense.

Edited, Aug 16th 2006 at 4:59pm EDT by ShadowTrebor
"Without Warriors, Palidens are bricks, Dark Knights are Empty Blades, and Monks are just playing patty-cake."

Name: Trebor
Main: Warrior(75)Main
LS: MoonLightAngles
SVR: Bahumut
Kingdom Of San d'Oria
How much???
# Dec 03 2008 at 1:51 PM Rating: Good
That wasn't your first fight then, if you were 71

#Maxire, Posted: Aug 17 2006 at 4:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You were a 71 warrior fighting Maat eh? :o
How much???
# Aug 16 2006 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
66 posts
i'm currently 0/3 on him...
i managed to hit him with 3 guillotines each one 700-800 damage..
altought he healed back w a hit about 230 hp, i hitted him (with WS and regular melee hits) for about 2400 damage.. i have (as lv 70 drk) about 1100 hp
Do u think i can kill him in a way similar to the elvaan drk who posted before here?
I mean.. same blablah sleep+blink+sushi
then last resort+ guillottine, vile elixir+1, stun icarus and one more guillotine?
Maat must be at least an even match... on IT colibrì i do 1200+guillotine so i think this can work... i want some tips from more experienced players...

(side note: 1200 guillotine with ACC setup, dunno how much damage i can do w str+setup)
RDM Maat
# Aug 14 2006 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
well, first off

nomatter what level, he can use Asuran Fists.

now, for RDM Maat, run in, go as far back as you can get, and sleep him. dispel, and cast spells in this order Stoneskin>Blink>Bind>Protect>Shell then nuke him with Aero III. sleep him again fast, rinse and repeat. if he should cast a single spell, and remove any portion of Blink (Stone- diaga) recast Blink. its so **** useful. make SURE your buffs are always up, and then nuke him. keep nuking, about 3 times, till he gets to 60% hp, and then chainspell his ***** ***. make sure you're far away, and then chaincast. convert when you feel necessary, use vile when you feel necessary (vile is most useful when he's close to you, melee'ing you, it recovers HP and MP.)

when i won, i didnt lose a single point of HP. it may be luck, or it may be the way i played. some mix of the two.

good luck guys
Re: Instant Win vs. Maat
# May 31 2006 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Atm I know of a rumor of 2 jobs that can Instant Win Maat. Apparently ALL jobs can do it under different conditions.

The two I know are:

Warrior, Create a Self-SkillChain
Thief, Steal from Maat (Not sure if it has to be sucsessful)

Does anyone know the conditions for Samurai?
Re: Instant Win vs. Maat
# Sep 04 2006 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
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How did you go? Did any of the Instant wins workout?

Re: Instant Win vs. Maat
# Aug 15 2006 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
213 posts
i've never heard that about warrior...but the one about Thf is true...i'll test the warrior one later
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dark knight maat fight
# May 15 2006 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
so far maat fight 0/3. this is what i have tried.
1: go in naked
2: put on all gear, slept to 150% tp
3: used blink head gear , and mithra meatkabob
4: changed head gear to af healm, changed neck gear to re-raise gorget
5: engaged maat with souleater+last resort. missed hit guillotine= 1300 + dmg
6:maat hit with bio 2
7: hit elixer+ 1 and icarus wing, second guillotine = 600+ dmg
8: maat used blood weapon hits me for 250+ drained hp
9: stunned him hit him for 160+ hp maat hits one of my shadows...and the rest was sad...took me down again for the 3rd time
so im going with shadowhampsters advice cause this isnt working...lol..
#Maxire, Posted: Aug 17 2006 at 4:51 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) And you didn't blood weapon him?
67NIN vs maat
# Apr 12 2006 at 1:36 AM Rating: Decent
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beat this as 67NIN. very simple. required no HPpotions

went inside BC with no gear on, once in equip all.

went @ exactly at 18:00(nighttime start) so i can have +10 eva from Ninja Hakama.

i had total of 68 eva(10 from food),+7 eva skill from torque.

took food(Jack-o-Lantern +10 acc +10 eva)

activated - reraise II hairpin

used OpoOpo-Necklace with sleeping potion(took about 4-5 to get my TP 100%+)

engaged maat hit off his shadows, used blind,slow,para(sticks very easly)

was hitting him for 25-35, jus blink tanked til his HP was about 25% gone.

used Blade Jin+ icarus wing + blade Jin
after the ws's he was down to 35% HP left

he didnt use Afist once, but he used Mijin Gakure twice.took my HP to 600 from 1080. if ur good at blink tank and have enough eva, then he will hardly touch u except for the 2hr he does & the Afist.few more hits and was done.
4:35 mins :)

hope this info helps u nins out there waiting to fight maat ^^b GL

Maats Fight
# Mar 30 2006 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts

I'm fighting Maat as a Rdm, and i was wondering that how many Aero IIIs will it take to kill him. I'm 0/5 on him. My next plan is to get to delevel down to 69 because i heard that he cant use Astran Fist at 69. So then when i fight Maat next time i will use a Dragon's Chroincles it gives me exp then i will go to level 70 but i will have full MP and HP. Then i'm going to get a spider torque which does enfebbling skill +5 so that it helps with the sleeps. I'm going to get loads of potions and int gear. Is it true that if you trade Maat the test when you are wearing nothing that it will help you out with the Fight. Please i want to beat Maat. Anybody that know anything about the questions i just asked please repond back thank you =D /bow /kneel

RDM Maat Fight
# Aug 17 2006 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
111 posts
1/5 on Maat as RDM. Here's what I did/used.(I'll answer your Aero3 question first.) Copied part of my LS post.
Aero3 (xxx damage) Aero3 - (319) Aero3 (158) Aero3 (319) Aero3 (319)Aero3 (319)Aero3 (319)Aero3 (319)
Looks like 8 Aero 3's for 2072+ Damage.

Food: Melon Pie+1 (+5 int / +30 MP)
Staff: Wind/Ice/Dark Staffs
Neck: Spider Torque/Elemental Torque
Feet: Hume: Custom M Boots (+3 int)
Gloves: Sly Gauntlets (+3 int)
AF: Body/Legs/Hat
Rings: MP+ / INT+3(x2 for nuke)
Earrings: Morion / Moldavite(Magic attack+5)
Back: Empowering Mantle (MP) / Red Cape+1 (nuke)
Waist: Powerful Rope / Royal Knight's Belt
option: Blue Cotahardie for nuke. Just macro AF back for Enfeebling.

Vile Elixir (Medicine effect~)(Didn't use)
Vile Elixir+1 (Medicine Effect~)(I used)
Remedyx12 (Not sure if i used any)
Hi-potions/Hi-Ethers(Faster than X-potion)
Yagudo drink x3(Why waste your MP?
Persikos au Lait x1(Lasts 10 mins)

If anyone wants more info, let me know.
E-mail: Svtsylph@yahoo.com (I will copy/paste my LS posts to an e-mail.
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Alch:60 Bone:60 Cloth:53 Cook:60 Gold:53
Leather:73 Smith:53 Wood:59 Fishing:24

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RE: Maats Fight
# Apr 04 2006 at 5:21 PM Rating: Good
161 posts
I have finally beat maat after 8 attempts.... But from my experience as a SAM, I never saw him do Asuran Fist, and I won by entering with all my gear on. I pretty much got owned the 2 times I tried not wearing gear while entering. It's not a confirmed strategy to enter without gear, but it can't hurt to try. Good Luck fighting him though hes a pain.
My Characters:
Sky: O Sea: O
COP: Complete
ZM: Complete
Aht Urghan: Mission 38
2nd attempt
# Mar 24 2006 at 3:32 PM Rating: Good
161 posts
I am now..... 0/2 on maat as a SAM. I tried once at 68 and once at 69.

The 1st time he stunned me for about 5 seconds, and took me down into red, at that point, no potions or anything would save me.

The 2nd attempt at 69, I failed due to missing with a Gekko causing the SC not to activate, and him to be left at 5% life and my death.

Just some humble advice to those attempting to defeat maat as a SAM.... Wait until level 70 and wear JSE, cause if you miss with a WS, you can consider yourself dead.

Added 3/29/06
I am no 0/5 on Maat. Mattr of fact I fought him twice today. The 1st time... got him down to 3% then i hit my Tachi:Gekko macro, and he hit me with shoulder tackle 1st and killed me.
2nd attempt on the day I got absolutly owned. I don't think I could have planned better for this attempt considering 4 failed attempts. I walk in, Blink up(which did me no good, it blocked 0 of his hits) I walked in and got 1 WS off before he killed me. Tachi:Yukikaze, then he 2hr, and Spinning attack me, for stun, then he does Liquifaction SC, then does Combo again for 400 dmg. {death} {Can I have it?}

/sigh..... someday maybe i'll beat this old {******* Sword}

Edited, Wed Mar 29 15:00:41 2006
My Characters:
Sky: O Sea: O
COP: Complete
ZM: Complete
Aht Urghan: Mission 38
Just Pwnd that old fool
# Mar 24 2006 at 12:22 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Ok after several faild attempts, i finally beat that old mans **** as a Paladin. I tried usin Allas strategy and it was a joke. 1 do not equip DD gear... 2 do not use an Icarus wing at the start of the fight, you wont be able to use any more meds... heres how i did it:

i buffed up first and downed a yag drink and a Flask of pamam au lait... regen and refresh... i invested in em and i suggest u do.

i then began gainin tp usin sleep pots and opo-opo neclace while gettin back to full hp and mp. Tp to 100%

Went in and immidiately flashed him, and used Rampart, began fightin... when Rampart ran out i used Sentinal. I also used a friends method of hitting hiim, using a hi-potion... hitting him, pot.. so on and so on. I wouldnt recomend fightin him without at least 15 pots and about 5 hi-ethers. I brought a Vile Elixer but i didnt even use it..

At around half of his health he invincibled. I flashed him and began kiteing him. Once it droped i began fighting again. I had to heal up since kiting took a bit of hp... Make sure u Flash him every chance you get.

Now this is where id die... at around 1/8 of his hp, he would Asuran Fist me... and id be done for. So when he got close to that point and healed to full. I had my 2 hr maccro waitin for him to start blabbin about how i wasnt rdy yet and to go home.. as soon as you see that you have to 2hr.. or your done.. he will asuran fist u like no tomorrow and maat bash u if u survive a few so you will be incapable of anything.

Once i invincibled, i Swift Bladed him (saved up tp for that point) and he was done... took me 8 mins, 55 secs... but who cares about a record right? That fool had to recognize who the True knight was...

Anyway, this is what worked for me. I hope some of you plds like myself (broke as a joke and couldnt afford anything fancy for teh fight) can use some of this info too you'r advantage.. Gl and give him ****!
there are no words to describe how I feel
# Mar 19 2006 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Wow, I really hate Maat. I just got disconnected as I was running up to fight him. Got myself logged back in and I was kicked out of the circle with my torn testimony. I seem to have the worst luck with Maat. Let's not forgot the previous times I've fought him and he's managed to resist my nukes. t(-_-t)
Red Mage Testimony
# Feb 16 2006 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Does anyone know where the red mage testimony is at. Is it hard? What is capped for enfebbling at level 70.
Thank you for your help

server Qestzalcoatl
RE: Red Mage Testimony
# Feb 16 2006 at 5:41 PM Rating: Excellent
52 posts
"Does anyone know where the red mage testimony is at."

Click Item Lookup, then type in "Red Mage's Testimony" and click search... In case you don't want to do that here is where you get it:

Dropped off Mobs:
* Aura Pot (Level: 75 - 80) (Shrine of Ru'Avitau)
* Dustbuster (Level: 73 - 76) (Ve'Lugannon Palace)
* Hover Tank (Level: 64 - 67) (Temple of Uggalepih)
* Magic Pot (Level: 68 - 70) (Delkfutt's Tower Upper)
* Ruby Quadav (Level: 69 - 70) (Qulun Dome)
* Sprinkler (Level: 73 - 76) (Ru'Aun Gardens)

Copied directly from the item listing on this site. I'm pretty sure some of those levels may be wrong, but I can't be possitive.
I have farmed 2 testimonies for myself so far, the first from Ruby Quadav (Dropped on the second kill, supposedly a 50% drop rate), the second from a Hover Tank (Dropped on the first kill, no idea what the drop rate is here, I may have just gotten lucky). To make it go faster I had help in getting both but Ruby Quadav and Hover Tank are both soloable and make for second practice to get ready for Maat. If you have Sky then I have heard that it is easier to get off the mobs there but again, I can't say this from experience.

"What is capped for enfebbling at level 70."

Here is a site that should be of some help to you:
at 70 enfeebling caps at 251.

Edited, Thu Feb 16 16:41:34 2006
maat that crazy man
# Feb 14 2006 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Hey my main character is Xandralox, and I'm a 66rdm/33whm and i was just wanting to know what items,tips,secrets,faqs,equipment,spells,and more stuff that i need to know to kill this Old Man. Everything and anything will help please help me out, thank you.

Name: Xandralox
Server: Quetzalcoatl
Linkshell: Nameless Warrior
Race: Hume
Nation: Sandy
AF Gear: Feet[x]Legging[x]Gloves[x]Body[x]Hat[x]
RE: maat that crazy man
# Feb 16 2006 at 3:14 AM Rating: Excellent
52 posts
first tip I can give is not to try it at 66, get to at least 69 because Aero III is a must have spell to beat him. I've heard rumors that if you fight him at 69 he won't be able to use Asuran Fists, but I can't confirm this and the extra MP you would have by being 70 is helpful. I haven't actually beaten him myself yet so I can say a definite way to win.
I've made 2 attempts, the first I was completely slaugthered because I wasn't prepared at all, and I used a scroll of instant reraise but didn't relize there was a 10 minute time limit. The second time I got to him about half health before he hit me with Asuran Fists for 712 and killed me... as soon as I entered I ran straight at him and cast sleep II on him, then buffed myself (Protect IV, Shell IV, Stoneskin, Blink, Phalanx, Refresh, and Baraero to reduce the damage when he uses Aero III, which he likes to cast a lot) and used a Tavnazian Taco. After casting all that rested up to full, re-slept him every time he woke up, then once I was at full got up and hit Chainspell, spammed Aero III till I was almost out of MP, did Sleep II, Stoneskin, then Convert, Cure IV myself twice, then spam Aero III more until I was out of MP a second time, once I ran out again he was at half HP (as I stated earlier), I put him to sleep again and started to rest my MP, but unfortunately for me he woke up and used Asuran Fists for 712, leaving me with 52 HP remaining, then he did Aero III for 250 to finish me off while I was atempting to put him to sleep again.
I am a RDM70/BLM35 (though sub doesn't matter as it is set to 0 when you fight him) Hume on Unicorn server. I went in on Windsday and for gear I used the Staff that corresponded with every spell I cast and wore as much INT+ gear I could get a hold of.
RDM is one of the hardest Maat fights and it really is just pot luck as to wether you beat him or not, the timing on his Asuran Fists is what screwed me out of winning my most recent try.
RE: maat that crazy man
# Jun 06 2006 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
90 posts
I've heard rumors that if you fight him at 69 he won't be able to use Asuran Fists, but I can't confirm this and the extra MP you would have by being 70 is helpful.

HE can infact use asuran fists if u fight him at lvl 69 espeacialy to rdm my friend died twice at 69 to asuran fists.
DRK 75 SCH 75
# Jan 08 2006 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
Fought him today 1st time and destroyed him it was an easy fight. DRK70/THF35

Darksteel Scythe
Chaos Burgeonet
Thick Mufflers
Thick Breeches
Thick Solleretes
Merman's Gorget
Assult Earring
Coral Earring
Sniper's Ring x2
Life Belt
Amemet Mantle

Make sure to bring at least 10 Hi-Potions (to be safe), a Blink Band, an Icarus Wing (I didnt use), A type of sushi or a VIT+ food, Regen food (didn't use either) and if you need it some Refreshing food. Start the battle by equipping the Opo-Opo Necklace and sleeping till you have 100% TP, then use Bream Sushi (VIT+ Acc+) and a Blink Band. Walk up to him cast Bio II and engage. Immidiately use Guillotine on him. When he uses Blood Weapon put on Souleater and Blood Weapon and build your TP back up to 100 then use Guillotine again. If he idn't dead yet then use the Icarus Wing and finish him off with Guillotine a third time. Stun constanly especially if he uses a WS, and use Drain once or twice. This worked extremely well for me and hopefully will help some other DRKs who are aspiring to kill Maat.

Edited, Wed Feb 1 03:59:54 2006
Character Name: Tidrelius
Server: Fairy
Race: Elvaan Male Main Job: 70DRK/36THF/35WAR
Other Jobs: 54 RDM, 37 BLM, 28 SAM, 31 NIN, 13 BST, 11 PLD, 10 WHM, 10 SMN, 7 DRG, 5 RNG
G1[O] G2[O] G3 [O] G4 [O] G5 [O]
AF1 [O] AF2 [O] AF3 [O] AF4 [O] AF5 [O] AF6 [O]
Sniper's Rings x2 [O] Assault Earring [O]
Hauberk [O]
Me (Now): http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?90057
Me (One Day): http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?105654
# Dec 12 2005 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
139 posts
I'm correct in assumeing that the only time you fight maat is at lvl 70 ? to break cap to get to 75?
"What is invisible but more beautiful than diamonds?" "And the answer?" inquired Labienus. "That which is silent but deafens thunder." The men regarded one another. "And what is that?" asked Labienus. "The same." said I, "as that which depresses no scale but is weightier than gold." "And what is that?" asked Labienus. "Honor."
Vagabonds of Gor, page 305

In the codes of the warriors, there is a saying, “Be strong, and do as you will. The swords of others will set your limits.”
. . .
RE: {Hmm...}
# Mar 14 2006 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
60 posts
You are correct in that the Maat fight is Genkai5, or raising your level cap to 75, however, it isn't necessary to be level 70. You are able to fight him as soon as you are level 66, and have the cooresponding job testimony. Certain jobs, such as Warrior and Samurai, have easier Maat fights and are able to defeat him at a lower level, but other jobs such as Red Mage are extremely difficult, and you may want to wait till you are 70 or 60 fpr Aero III before fighting him.

RE: {Hmm...}
# Dec 12 2005 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
70 posts
You have to get that jobs Testimony to be able to fight him.
These are dropped from certain mobs.
Summoner Vs Maat - - - SUMMONER WINS!
# Oct 24 2005 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
967 posts
I just kicked his *** as Summoner - Very Easy and very quick fight. Not simple, just easy.

Ok run up to him before doing anything and watch him summon. Then use Aerial Armour and Earthen Ward. Then rest up to full. Ok now chug a Yagudo Drink, use Astral Flow and Assault, then hammer Earthern Fury (Usin Titan for highest VIT). Ok now leave him to fight Titan and run far far away! Chug Hi Etherx2 - Once titan is dead Astral Flow should be ready again so resummon and as soon as Titan is in range of Maat blast the old **** into next week :D (Strat from Chelsea - SMN75)

Good Luck guys - Most fun fight I have had to date ^^

(Killed him on my 3rd try - 1st I got slaughtered cause had no meds and no clue ^^, 2nd time was during the maintenance fest so I got lagged out, 3rd time he hit the Mat!)

RE: Summoner Vs Maat - - - SUMMONER WINS!
# Dec 23 2005 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Ha! 66 SMN win on first attempt!
Go in with Fenrir on Darksday and use Eclipse Bite. Run as far away as possible, wait for Fenrir to die and resummon. This time use Astral Flow, Howling Moon will take him down another notch and kill his pet. Then all you have to do is let Fenrir tank him for a bit and you win.
Old record: 4 mins 47 sec
My record: 3 mins 7 sec
Exp loss?
# Oct 20 2005 at 4:17 AM Rating: Decent
77 posts

Quick question.

If you lose to Maat will you also lose experience points? Or is it like the solo avatar battles where loss results in nothing but a loss?
You'll need to update maat!!! quest
# Sep 20 2005 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
Ok I'm sure you'll guys are busy and all, but ull need to realy go through here and update quest? Do ull know that maat has another quest right when u get to 75 to get his hat! I would advise ull look in to it please

Edited, Tue Sep 20 12:44:06 2005
Heres my Equpment below
Check this out lol!! this is tight!!!!! Let the boy in th org shirt dance^^

RE: You'll need to update maat!!! quest
# Apr 19 2006 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh and if you're interested in what the enchantment is, it's basically a Teleport-Jeuno. It warps you directly to Maat.
RE: You'll need to update maat!!! quest
# Nov 27 2005 at 2:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Not really a Quest you have to beat him with all jobs to get his cap. Maat Cap +7 to all stats and an enchantment.

Pretty bad-***
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# Sep 18 2005 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I found this, and was wondering if it might have anything to do with the old sea dog.

derived authority and stability from the concept of ma'at, a quality or behavior which translates as truth, justice, order and righteousness. Ma'at implied a divine force for harmony and stability which emanated from the beginning of time itself. Good rule by pharaoh signified the presence of ma'at.

As by the History guide
Natural to the Universe is Oblivion, which is in itself the Universe. Through the art of Nothingness, one may harness the power of destruction, and rebirth. In the shadows... it waits.

Innate in the blood lies a power, it is the light of the dawn, her breath is our breath, her blood is our blood, we will spill it in her name.
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# Aug 23 2005 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Finally got around to fighting the old sensei Maat. He's like Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid or something. He's tough, tough, tough. I'm also tough, tough, tough. It was a VERY short fight.

I got the two Skillchains in ... just like I was supposed to. Pear au lait just like I was supposed to. He called me a young whippersnapper and said that he was going to ache bad for the rest of the day. He just barely managed to squeek through on almost no hp. So it looks like I'm still training under Maat.

Edit : Maat Mashed 8/30/05

Now I have gained access to the final plateau in this game. Nice. My tactics changed a LOT this time around - I went for defense. Surviving Meikyo Shisui without a KO. And it worked, wonderfully. Cleartime : 5 min, 12 seconds

currently drinking beer and listening to Spacemen 3 - Third Time is the charm - Third Eye - Triforce Powa All Right!

Take Me to The Other Side. Of the level cap thx

Edited, Tue Aug 30 17:34:29 2005
What is in the Empire of Aht Urhgan...? Just treasure..? Something else...? Is the Divine Empress a reborn Altana on earth..? I wonder what is in store for us.
Incomplete quest
# Aug 22 2005 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
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noob question but never encountered it before.

Q: Do I still get exp toward after cap while at 25999/2600?

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RE: Incomplete quest
# Sep 08 2005 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
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nope.. sorry man... once you get 1 XP until your lvl thats it... you can't gain no mo...
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Will pay someone to kill Maat for me.
# Aug 04 2005 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
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thats right, come to my house someone and kill Maat for me, $100 dollar reward + gil.
RDM Fight
# Aug 04 2005 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
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THE RED MAGE FIGHT IS SERIOUSLY IMPOSSIBLE! just thought Id say that, its gotten to the point where Im contemplating to quit the ******* game.
# Jul 05 2005 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Since he takes the role of your current job with a Monk sub, wouldn't that in turn make him a MNK/MNK if fighting him as a Monk? High HP... among other things.

I hate this old git.

I've yet to face him as Dragoon, been speaking with fellow Dragoons to get an insight, but its still a personal fight in the end.

He shall die, I'll place my life on it....
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RE: :P
# Sep 10 2005 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I have my test but am not at the lv to fight him yet..... That being said from my understanding he is not job/mnk but more like job&mnk. I guess the best compairison i could make is the ArchAngels from the Zilart missions. The Taru AA for example isn't drk/blm or blm/drk. The taru AA has all the moves of both drk and blm. But if it helps the only mnk skill i've ever heard of Ma'at using is asuran fist....
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whats he like for brds?
# Jun 25 2005 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
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anyone fight him as a brd? what is the requirement for beating him? just curious (its still a long way for me)

er... nvm, i clicked on the shattering star, link above and answered my own question. but ill post the link for anyone too, it has all the job requirements and statagies for those jobs.


Edited, Sat Jun 25 12:32:28 2005
Pretty Old
# May 26 2005 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
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This guy looks like he should be in a nursing home not testing how strong you are.Hope someone does break him and SE has to put him in the eletronic hospital.
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# Apr 22 2005 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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New Quest...?
# Apr 20 2005 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
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After the April Update:

"Beyond the Sun"
After clearing all of Maat's final challenges you will finally learn his secret...

Apparently, this quest is acheived by beating Maat with all 15 jobs. You get this as reward:

Maat's Cap
Level: 70
Slot: Head
Type: Stout Cloth
Rare / Exclusive
Jobs: All
Races: All
Defense: 0
Auction House Category:
Armor / Head
Strength +7
Dexterity +7
Vitality +7
Agility +7
Intelligence +7
Charisma +7
Enchantment: Teleport
<Max Charges: 1 / Equip Delay: 30s / Reuse Timer: 1d>

No idea what 'teleport' exactly refers to, though...

Edited, Tue Apr 26 12:05:48 2005
RE: New Quest...?
# Jul 15 2005 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Mentaro wrote:
No idea what 'teleport' exactly refers to, though...
It teleports you to Maat. So it's like a Teleport-Jeuno.

Don't believe me? Look at the screenshot of it, the enhancement had been cooling down for 8 seconds and he's in Ru'Lude Gardens.
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RNG Maat
# Mar 31 2005 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I cant post this on the forums, so I will brag here. :P

I set a new record for the Ranger Maat fight on Sylph tonight. 3:25. it was very nice.

Hellfire /w silver bullets
Blink Band
standard lvl 70 armor (AF, War gear)

Sleep TP (sleep potion didnt last as long as I hoped)
Use Blink Band
Open with Shadowbind
Barrage (Forced EES which blink ate)
Eagle Eye Shot
X-Potion (prolly should have used something with shorter use time)
Shot him untill I had 100% TP
Slug Shot

3:25 time ^^

there were a few things that could have been better. This victory was luck, but it was a victory nevertheless.

I would have done a few things differently if i fought him again.

Brought more than 1 Sleep potion (I only got 25%tp from the 1)
I had an icarus wing, which i was planning on using after the second slug shot (but he died). I prolly should have used it after the first one.

I should have tested the postions, but I didnt... oh well. I was told to bring a vile elixer +1, but I didnt think that it was necessary for a rng. maybe i was wrong, but it doesnt matter now ^^

This was my second time fighting him, the first time, I lost rather quickly because I wasnt ready. this time, I was ready, but still did not know exactly what I was doing. I am one of the lucky peopel who got him without doing it 10 times. Talk to other rngs who have beaten him to see what they did. that is what helped me more than anythign else. by people sharing their experiences with me, I was able to get some stuff that guides didnt suggest.

Good Luck to everyone ^^
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RE: RNG Maat
# May 12 2005 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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The records get reset, I'm not sure how often though.
SMN fighting MAAT
# Mar 30 2005 at 4:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I need to know some tricks to fight Maat as a SMN, do I have to cause damage or take damage for him to give up?
RE: SMN fighting MAAT
# May 11 2005 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
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What about us Rdm's
# Mar 23 2005 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
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I like to ask what does he do if your a Redmage? Maybe its to vague but I mean do you have to kill him or just survie for so long? I understand if youre a thief you have to steal and for a whm survive. Im gussing for the war type jobs you just gotta kill the old fool. So if there are any 75 Rdm's out there tell me how you did it ^^b please and thank you

Maat Uggh >.< what a pain lol
RE: What about us Rdm's
# Apr 23 2005 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
Yes you need to kill him.

Go on Darksday, have full enfeebling gear on with a dark staff. Sleep and Nuke him. Takes around 7-8 Aero IIIs to finish him.

If your a hume....beware chainspell, he can spam Asuran Fists on you as he chainspells, he did it 2 times to me in a row. Get slept no matter what or you will quickly die!

Finish Maat off like how you started. Get him below 10% and you will win.
interesting idea...
# Mar 10 2005 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
do food effects work when u go in? if so then you could: bring a cursed soup, antacid, and ambrosia (ambrosia is made by uncursing cursed soup w/ an item from a BCNM 60 or from the god fights) and some stumbling sandals, use the cursed soup and equip the sandals b4 u go in, then use antacid then use ambrosia and equip some good foot gear.

Cursed soup gives -7 to ALL stats
Ambrosia gives +7 to ALL stats
Stumbling Sandals give -10 to DEX and AGI

or maybe u could use cursed beverage b4 hand (but it costs a lot) i think it gives -5Hp and -5Mp per tick and lasts 5 mins (not sure but read that it totals around -500 hp and mp) and since he wont attack until you do that is a good head start but u have to choose between this or the cursed soup and you could then use antacid on this then maybe use the uncursed version which needs the same abjuration as the cursed soup is called amrita when uncursed and gives the reverse of cursed beverage effect.

use only the sandals and the food of ur choice so that he doesnt get the boosts of the armor and weapons u equip after going in.

maybe u could use a really high delay wpn as well so he doesnt H2H u?
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RE: interesting idea...
# Mar 12 2005 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I just did this a couple days ago and set a battlefield record of 6 min, 54 sec for PLD on Kujata.
I used the stumbling sandals and some low level gear when i entered the battlefield. I didn't think to use foods as a negative on my stats but I bet it would work as long as you could get it off you before the fight.
I had 3 macros set up to change my gear back and I went for offense with a Meat Chiefkabob instead of my usual def food.
I had on the Opo-opo necklace and slept myself 4 times to get 100% tp and then attacked with "Vorpal Blade", right after activating my "Sentinal" def abilility.
I immediatly took and Icarus wing to give myself 100%tp again and popped Maat with another "Vorpal Blade" I then used my "Rampart" def ability.
He was hitting me for around 100 per hit so by then I did a Cure IV and popped a Vile Elixar +1 and a Yaguda which I learned would stack. I was able to work in another "Vorpal Blade" about this time.
Maat then used invicible and I used flash and broke targeting with * and ran around the edge avoiding a couple hits till he stunned me at which time I turned back to him.
I was down to about half so I used my invincible and then took a Super Ether and then did another Cure IV.
Just as I was about o hit him with another "Vorpal Blade" the battle was over!
I had won!, what a relief! This was my second attempt and I had found out the hard way that time is not waiting around for you as I had run out of time the first time I fought him.
I got some of this info from in-game friends and some from the job forums. The best thing I did was to set up the macros for changing back into my equipment, it saved some valuable time.
Good Luck!

Edited, Sat Mar 12 18:41:58 2005
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# Feb 23 2005 at 8:34 AM Rating: Default
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what level is he in G5 btw ?
# Feb 23 2005 at 8:26 AM Rating: Default
592 posts
what level is he in G5 btw ?
# Feb 02 2005 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
isnt Maat like a mob of some type? you know like some type of dragon or what-not?
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Maat: Origins
# Feb 01 2005 at 6:55 PM Rating: Excellent
402 posts
Mythology time kiddies!

Everyone knows FFs borrow heavily from world mythology - if you don't, seriously, get a clue. Anywho, Maat seemed to be no exception, so I did a little research:

Maat is also the name for the Egyptian goddess of truth. It translates to "that which is straight". It represents order, balance, truth. Source: members.aol.com/egyptart/maat.html

According to a National Geographic article, the word is also related to the Egyptian belief of life after death. The mummified person dies, and faces judgement in the underworld. To quote:

"The jackal-headed god Anubis weighs the deceased's heart, site of the conscience, against the feathers of maat, or things as they should be."

So, if indeed SE was influenced from this, Maat is the example to be followed, that which is "right".

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# Dec 07 2004 at 10:22 AM Rating: Good
58 posts
I myself am far form fighting this evil evil old drunkard. But to clarify things, no matter what YOUR main job is you will not have a sub job. But he will, he subs MNK. Not fair eh? I know....it sucks..(this is only from what I have heard from high lvls I know ^-^). And I can confirm form some WHMs that you don't have to dmg hm but take a lot of dmg for him to give up. (elvaan whm45 midg server<3) good luck to all who fight him *quivers in fear*
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Old Sensei Maat
# Dec 02 2004 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Maat aka "the old man" - the toughest NPC in the whole game. Experienced players must prove their worth to him. The final challenge for the ultimate level is to challenge the old guy in single combat. He is A TOUGH OLD GUY. I've heard of people getting obliterated by Maat many, many times before getting the final level, 75. The good news is that when you are his student, only the 50 and 55 level caps are a challenge. He lets you off the hook for 60 and 65 after you've proven your initial worth.
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RE: Old Sensei Maat
# Mar 12 2005 at 6:02 PM Rating: Default
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genkai 2 is a walk in a freezing gold park, but still easy, get 1 70 and 3 60s and it's cake
Leaping Lizzy: 1/3
Valkurm Emperor: 1/2
Juu Duzu: 3/34
Hoo Mjuu: 0/2
Argus: 0/1
Leechking: 0/1
Spook: 34/187
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RE: Old Sensei Maat
# Dec 06 2004 at 8:55 PM Rating: Excellent
139 posts
Level 60 wasn't exactly a walk in the park...
RDM Maat
# Nov 19 2004 at 11:32 PM Rating: Default
44 posts
Just owned this guy after 10 tries, i brought 3 hi-ethers and 3 Super Ethers. I fought him on Darksday (seemed Easier to sleep)
First off i ran in and Sleep II him BEFORE he casts Blink. Then i buffed and Aero III him, and sleep just repeated that same process until he was about less then half way [____l____] and then Convert - Heal Full use Super Ether and then CHAINSPELL Aero III him to death he gave up at about [_l_______] health so jsut take him down to that much
Hope this helps
I used Dark Staff for sleep, Mythic Wand+1 for Aero III and a Melon Pie+1 (total INT+37)

Edited, Fri Nov 19 23:33:45 2004

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too easy
# Oct 24 2004 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
590 posts
two words to own maat, ASTRAL FLOW... lol, this fight, when i get there, is going to be a breeze.
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RE: too easy
# Dec 07 2004 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
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You know he's going to do that too, right? :)
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RE: too easy
# Aug 18 2006 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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my titan died as he was about to do astral flow (with carby lol)so carby ran up, used poison nails on me, and missed, then i earthan furied maat =p
# Oct 03 2004 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent
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K... on some friends on Siren i've heard that you gotta get Rabbit Charm for your thf... and get everything that lowers your stats when you enter battle... like stumbling shoes ETC. I wish i had a picture of this guy, but from what i'm hearing on this thing... i dont wanna get to lvl 50! i'd dump my pants! allways wondered what stumbling shoes were for, i mean, who would want something that'd make you UNGOOD in every direction? anyway. Dudez if u could send a picture of this guy annnnnnd could you guys list the items that lower ur stats to make him really bad to make yourself able to fight him
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# Jan 11 2007 at 2:43 PM Rating: Default
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lol basicly hes an old man npc. nothing special and he looks like a lvl 1 whm could beat him to death with a club. SE has to sort out mob/npc strengths seriously
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RE: huh
# Oct 20 2004 at 9:42 AM Rating: Good
154 posts
you don't fight him till lvl 66-69 (so you can get lvl 70-75) and you'll see him plenty times before then so no worries on the pic.
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Special conditions for Victory
# Sep 26 2004 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
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A whm has to sustain about 2500 damage (I think) before Maat will give up. Buy echo drops beforehand, in addition to two bat earrings (+10 to evasion when blinded) and a blinding potion. A thf just has to steal from him, so use hide and get behind him to get an advantage.
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