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DMG:30 DLY:227
Cooking Skill+3
Lv.57 NIN
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drop rate = th3 suck!!
# Jan 21 2010 at 4:09 AM Rating: Decent
0/21 with this drop. t(''t) as of 02/08/10

I wonder how much exp I would had earned if i hadnt cfh on the ph and other berrys in the room? hey, every little counts.
Alas, back to camping I go. My cooking mule will have this if its the last nm I ever camp.







ps j/k about the last nm ill camp :P

Edited, Feb 8th 2010 3:25am by cursedsoup
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FINALLY!!!!!
# Jul 15 2008 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok.... so i figure i'm not gonna get this thing until i get near 100kills on this guy... but finally... after months and months of camping this guy, 79 kills later, IT DROPS!!!!!!!! time to get me some guild gear, and become the master chef i always wanted to be 8) i'll never set foot in the temple ever, ever, agian :P unless i go and camp something in den of rancor....... 8)
I hate this NM
# Mar 17 2008 at 8:43 PM Rating: Good
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I've been caming this nm for a while now, and lemme tell ya, it's quite frustrating. I'm a 98 cook, sometimes very regretful for not taking up another craft, since cooking doesnt make much gils, compared to a lot of other crafts. As of today, 0/49 on this NM 8(. I usually camp as 75bst/nin, a pretty easy fight, since CourrierCarrie tanks for most of the time, and after you've fought this guy as many times as i have, u pretty much know when he's gonna 2hr. i just get as far as possible when the time is near, (roughly 25-27% he'll 2hr)then go and proceed to pound the rest of the life out of him. Maybe one of these days, SE will make this item a little easier to obtain, maybe like thief knife nm, or a quest or something, if anyone on leviathan has good luck with this guy, help me out! thanx
pop times
# Dec 26 2006 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
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does anyone know for sure of the pop times?
Is Hocho the only item like this?
# Sep 10 2006 at 2:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I know this post doesn't totally belong here but, are there items besides "Hocho" that also gives + skill to something else like clothcraft, or smithing, etc? And by that, I don't mean the aprons/rare/ex items you get from the guilds... I mean buyable/rare items like the Hocho :P
Anyway, thanks :-)
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Is Hocho the only item like this?
# Nov 29 2006 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
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What is Sozu's pop timer?

2 hours,
24 hours, 3
days??

lol
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# Jun 14 2006 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Nov 24th 2006 12:55pm by TheRealXann
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# Mar 06 2006 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Im 1/1 on this, claimed him 3 times, but death twice as per the link and Mijin Gakure (btw i soloed it as NIN74/RDM37). Annoying was, why he keep alive even he used Mijin Gakure, SE cheat, The same day i got Hototogisu (katana from an NM that can be spawn using the tonberry rattle) and Flauro's whisker. ^^ Am i lucky?
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got my hocho wo0t!
# Mar 03 2006 at 1:04 PM Rating: Default
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Wo0t just got my Hocho! 1/5 Payed for it with my life a few times tho. Mijin Gakure Sux's Ballz, especially when he does Everyones grudge after. I still came out on top tho! Thanks Stunuts, and Megadrive for helpin me out this early morning @.@.
Neeeeed
# Jan 18 2006 at 1:59 AM Rating: Good
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Arg!!!

I'm a chef and I'm also a SAM. I've been levelling NIN once I saw this item and I'm close to getting to level 57, I'll be glad once I get my NIN to 57 and I can have Cooking +5 :D
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# Jan 15 2006 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I must be insanely lucky with this guy. His Majin Gakure damage has to be totally random. He did it at about 1/6 life to me and it only hit me for 125 damage. It took away none of my shadows and I am a THF/NIN 74/37. The only fire protection I had on was my plus 4 STR ring. A whopping plus 9.

What's awesome about when he does that move is he lays dead and you just keep hitting him. lol, and then he stands back up and you must continue to kill him. It's a good idea to go beat Garuda for her dagger because hitting silence helps out very well in this fight. He is definately tougher then Sozu Rogberry because of his ACC, his speed and his ninjitsu. You will be casting shadows a lot in this fight unlike Rogberry.

I did not get the drop, which I almost thought was in the bank because United Asian Force was hanging around. (Asurans knew them as chronicle camps of many HNM's and NM's and speculate largest supplier of gil to IGE)
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# Dec 27 2005 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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0/15+ now...

BLM66+ and NIN66+ can duo it. keep Barfira up for Mijin Gakure, BLM keep RR on and Stoneskin. BLM just cast the odd nuke, mainly cure the NIN if shadows drop. Easy NM, the Mijin Gakure is the only hard part and that is seemingly random damage wise. Sometimes it does loads, sometimes very little.

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oh yeah
# Nov 07 2005 at 5:33 PM Rating: Decent
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oh, if you happen to have suzaku feet, ur really in for a smooth ride.
Nin/Rdm, easy prey
# Nov 07 2005 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I fight this thing a few times now trying to get myself a Hocho, as i refuse to pay 5 mil for it.

I go Nin/Rdm, wear my koga, keep barfire and stoneskin up at all times. he Mijin gakure's me for about 600 dmg w/ those buffs. other than that, he's pretty straight forward. keep him debuffed w/ ninjutsu, fight him near the door to the paintbrush room so you don't get links, stack ur shadows well. his accuracy when blinded isn't great, so you don't need evasion gear, just stack up some attack stuff to wittle him down faster. i used ni wheel constantly since i had rdm sub so my ninjutsu hit him for around 135 ish w/ my gear setup for that, cast while you attack, cuts down on the TP you give him cuz after all, he is a tonberry and we all know tonberries have the most god-awful WS's out there. runnin from throat stab is dangerous as you dont' want to pull him into the room and cause a link if hter is a repop. i think he maybe gets 3-4 ws's off on me when i solo him this way (i have subtle blow merits and unji, however). WORST that can happen is you get mijin'd, drop to about 600 hp when ur shadows are down and he jubaku: ni's you, but taht shouldn't happen, as if you are going to go and solo this NM, you should know how to stack ur shadows properly at this point. oh yeah, use a persikos au lait and yag drinks through the fight, don't waste MP on casting Regen, just save it for barfire, dia II, and stoneskin and a cure III for after he blows up. he's VERY hard to silence if he is even silenceable w/ rdm sub, so i don't bother trying. oh, and i'm about 0/11 on him now as far as knife is concerned. good luck.
chefs are perfect sam...ninjas
# Sep 09 2005 at 6:32 PM Rating: Good
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according to ancient warrior culture of the east, being able to cut swiftly through matter is the master of swordsman. In a sense, Samurais are the perfect swordsman, and ninjas are the deriviation of samurai. So if its the sharpest cooking knife, its more or less a short katana for the ninjas.
#ArtimecionAtSiren, Posted: Sep 06 2005 at 4:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This weapon is dumb...why would they make a weapon that is for a medium lvl and make it only one job...thats rediculus..your telling me to get to be the best cook i can be i have to raise ninja..thats *********** never wanted to raise ninja, but i looks like im going to have to becuse of This one item that obviously was put in teh game to **** of people that dont want to lvl ninja but want to be good with crafting..
Gotta Admit
# Aug 22 2005 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Even though you can't dual weild em, damage isn't half bad either. If I weren't a THF, I'd consider NIN just to be cool enough to use em.
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# Aug 01 2005 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
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how tough is this NM ^^

what lvl rdm to solo it?
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# Aug 21 2005 at 9:46 PM Rating: Good
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I would say that if you decided to solo the NM, you'd be taking a risk at any level. Myself 66NIN and a 75BRD started to beat on it. A 71SMN joined in towards the end. The NM in a ninja and has all the goodies including Jubaku:Ni and Mijin Gakure. The BRD used soul voice and march and something else (i forget) on me. Fight took about 7 minutes. It was totally impromptu to fight him, so we treated him like an xp mob. Enfeeble and stay alive.

NM has a lot of hit points. At any rate, he Mijin'd at about 1/6 HP left and wiped the SMN out (who was Galkaan with 1009HP) took the Bard down to 43HP from full and brought me from 1138 to 90. We survived and beat him and did not get the drop. I would go out on a limb and say that he was lvl 66-68. His hits were the same amount of DMG as an IT to me. I believe that he is soloable by a RDM but you'd need to be lvl 75 I think because he keeps his shadows up like a good little ninja.

It was a fun fight and I will do it again, but it's all about luck when the mob can Mijin Gakure and stay alive. Good luck and I hope this helped.
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Anyone?
# Jun 11 2005 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone have experience with this weapon? With Cooking 100+6 o.O?
RE: Anyone?
# Jun 13 2005 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Sorry to burst you bubble but its "Rare". You can only wield 1 ><
RE: Anyone?
# Jun 15 2005 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
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yes, but with cooking apron, hat, and MH item, it will bring it to 100+6 and then with advanced synth support, it'll bring it to 100+8/+9 :D
RE: Anyone?
# Jun 06 2006 at 11:50 PM Rating: Default
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A friend of mine has 100+6 cooking with this knife and can easily synth for me 3 stacks or more of Fish Oil Broth out of 2 stacks of Bluetail, this is in non-HQ friendly conditions. I haven't seen how well he does with other food.
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# May 07 2005 at 2:09 AM Rating: Default
Someone is selling it for 7M on Phoenix.
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# May 07 2005 at 2:09 AM Rating: Decent
Someone is selling it for 7M on Phoenix.
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#Imperia, Posted: May 07 2005 at 2:06 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Someone is selling it for 7M on Phoenix.
Best Chef ever!!!
# May 03 2005 at 8:53 PM Rating: Default
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Holy Bejesus Christ I want two of these with chef's hat apron and furnishing!!! I will be the master chef!!!
RE: Best Chef ever!!!
# May 09 2005 at 2:39 PM Rating: Good
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Tis "Rare". you can't do that
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# Mar 31 2005 at 8:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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This took far too long.
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# Mar 23 2005 at 7:33 AM Rating: Decent
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last one sold for 2.8 mil on Remora server on 3/5/05.. but our prices are jacked anyway XD
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# Feb 28 2005 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Well to answer your questions about this katana.. The mob is a chef. If you look at the room right beside it, he has ancient cooking secrets ^_^
A bunch of books and stuff. The reason why is a katana and lv 57ninja.. is because he is a ninja. and a very hard one. Its dificult enough to kill him w/o the 2h. I dont c how a ninja can solo him. Maybe if your /whm and get lucky with stoneskin. But the problem with that is, stoneskin is based on MND and Enhancing magic. A ninja/whm would be rather weak in those areas. So Stoneskin would not survive. Actualy the one time I was there.. I saw a whm/ninja get smoked right through stoneskin. So idk how you survive it. >_<

Edited, Mon Feb 28 01:01:01 2005
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