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# Apr 04 2009 at 6:14 PM Rating: Good
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So...I'm surprised no one has posted this, or asked this...but...what fish exactly can you get this from? and where can I fish it?
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# Nov 20 2008 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
As someone whose only 75s are Warrior and Paladin, I figured this would be a fun toy I could play around with on both of my jobs, hooray! 500k later I'm a PLD/DNC in Kuftal capping off my G.Sword skill, and shortly I end up with Ground Strike, yay! Too many WSNMs done, man. Too many.

Things to note;
For PLD/DNC solo, it has uses, though Joyeuse + Shield seems to be the way to go. I haven't done a lot with a Merc. Sword, or as a PLD/DNC in general, but for what it's worth, I had a much, much easier time staying alive against Steelshells with a Joyeuse, but on the contrary, while farming Diorites in Sky, the Merc. Sword seemed to give me a better TP output for doing my cures and other miscellaneous dances. Guess it's mob dependent.

As far as PLD DD goes, PLD/SAM and Ground Strike spam parses marginally higher than Company Swords/Joyeuse in merits. I know I'm still rocking the Company Sword/Joyeuse thang, don't you have an Organics or a Perdu Hangar? No, I don't. I'm not going to advocate you go PLD/SAM and spam Ground Strike, it's not practical, but holy sh*t it's fun. I also know a Subduer would be the better choice, but again, I don't have one yet.

In terms of Warrioring, WAR/DNC, yeah, it works, but I'd suggest a Joyeuse over it. Steelshells gave me a hassle in Boyahda, that was with full Eva gears. I ended up with like +40 evasion on top of Signet. I'm aware upping a Warrior's evasion is much like polishing a ****, it does help, but not to the extent that it's a viable option for tanking, or anything outside of soloing for that matter. Point I'm trying to make; If you really need to solo something as a WAR/DNC, I'd suggest a Riddil first, Joyeuse second, Merc. Sword third.

Now, for Warrior DD, it is a lot of fun, most fun I've ever had in a merit party. As a WAR/SAM, I was parsing rather well with it, I was incredibly surprised, and pleased with the results. After 110 minutes of partying, I had done 220 weaponskills, and the next highest was 86, those 86 being done by the Monk. My average Ground Strike was 391, multiply that by 211 (Nine having missed), and that's pretty gewd. In the end, I was parsing 25%, once again, behind the Monk who was doing 32%. The other two DDs, were doing 23 and 20%, their jobs will go unnamed as to avoid starting any sort of ******* contest.

Also, it does "Occasionally Attack 2 to 4 Times", regardless if you have any Double Attack+ gears. However, the fourth swing does not stack with Double Attack, as such it will never swing five times in one attack round. It's incredibly obvious to see this, and people getting vehement over the alleged fact that it doesn't are horribly misinformed, and taking a strong stance against a very moot point. Seriously, chill pills, take them.

UPDATE

So I've been playing around with this some more, lately I've been trying to parse it's multi-hit percentages. I go as PLD/DNC with no DA+%, so Double Attack doesn't skew the results. How I check its percentages is, I keep notepad open, and if I single hit, I put a 1, double, a 2, and so on. I don't count multi-hits that kill mobs, because if I swing once and it dies, there's nothing left to swing more times on. The only time I count killing blows is if I swing four times, because the weapon can only swing four times. I also don't count rounds I think I missed something on, trying to make this as accurate as possible. Here's what I've found;

1: 19.39%
2: 40.46%
3: 32.44%
4: 07.96%

Looks like it's either
1: 20%
2: 40%
3: 33.33%
4: 6.66%

Or
1: 20%
2: 40%
3: 30%
4: 10%

Not done testing it's multi-hit rates yet, so I'll update this post with more info later.

Edited, Nov 20th 2008 7:11pm by CommodoreSixtyFour

Edited, Dec 14th 2008 12:39am by CommodoreSixtyFour
4 times = lag
# Sep 16 2008 at 7:44 AM Rating: Decent
From what i've seen in ffxi, there is a lot to lag.
You can attack on the ffxi server and have lag to show your animation. Example
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXWb5v-mZnY

This monk kills the crawler and still hits it 11-13 times after its dead? hmmm, kraken club must hit 2-13 times then. bzzzzz.... wrong. You just saw lag.

Your merc sword is registering a hit followed by 3 hits, but your computer isn't keeping up, when it finally does it send packets back to you your comp registers its coming hit and rushes the 3 round hit together.
So your char does 4 hits and registers as 4 hit tp wise as well.

Some ppl get 5 hits? well maybe you have lots of lag. If your still wanting to argue watch the video again. Maybe it'll make sense.

Edited, Sep 16th 2008 12:27pm by ZephinAFgalkaRDM
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# Feb 25 2007 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I can VERY safely say that this sword DOES attack up to 4 times, WITHOUT any double attack trait. I played as PLD/RDM with it for about 3 hours, and I'd say it attacks 4x in one round about 1/8th of the time, maybe more. And to those who say "Oh, well, you attacked three times, then by the time it was done with the animations, it was ready for the next round", that is untrue! Why? Well, this sword is fairly high delay, and even if you DID attack 3x, there is still a VERY noticeable wait before you start your next attack. And secondly, you can look at your TP amount gained - when you START the first animation of the first swing, the tp showing on your meter will show for the full total amount of hits you WILL do, long before the animation finishes, and you can clearly see the amount of TP you receive when you attack 4x in one round.
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# Aug 04 2006 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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For those that are talking about whether or not it can attack 4 times, from my understanding it can and will attack 4 times in a single attack round. This is because you hit with your first attack, and you double attack trait giving you a second attack round, in this second round Mercurial Sword's 3 times attack kicked in, thus creating 4 attacks.

Lets look at it like this, there are 2 types of attacks, a normal attack and a "situational" attack (no real reason why i used the term situational but thats what im calling it). A double attack or triple attack is considered 2 or 3 normal attacks respectively, and things like a Mercurial Sword have situational attacks, in that you need a normal attack in order for the situational attack to take place.

Now that we know that, I will explain how the attacks work out. Basicaly a normal attack can set off a situational attack but a situational attack can not set off a normal attack, kinda like that saying we learned in elementry school "a squre can be a rectangle but a rectangle cant be a square." IDK that saying can kinda work i guess. So you can attack once normaly which sets off double attack and gives you a second attack which in turn sets off your situational attack which will total 4 in the end of it all. You cannot get 5 attacks because one of the situational attacks takes the place of the normal attack you got from double attack. If you make a normal attack and the sword gets any amount of situational attacks on that first attack, you are unable to have a double attack happen off of a situational attack and thus ending your attack round with a total of 3 hits.

Summary:

* if you attack normaly once you can double attack and have a chance to set off situational attacks from your weapon for a max amount of 4 hits.
* if you attack and your sword creates a situational attack on that first hit you can not double attack from any of those hits, thus giving you a max hit total of 3 hits.

sorry if this is already understood and im just explaining things to sound like i know what im talking about.
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Jeez, I just got in a /tell argument with a guy in jeuno about this. I'm trying to sell mine. He asked about it, and I described it. Then he said "yeah, i've used one and it is only 2-3 times! Only does 4 with double attack."

I tried to explain it to him, but I just had to give up in frustration. If you've used one, and you have half a brain (j/k!!), you will see that IT DOES ATTACK 4 TIMES!!! And no, double attack has nothing to do with it, because it works when you are neither war nor /war.

IT ATTACKS 4 TIMES!!! So why can't SE fix it?

Edited, Nov 17th 2006 at 8:29am PST by jschaub
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# Sep 29 2006 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm currently skilling up with this sword as PLD/RDM, and it attacks 4 times semi-frequently. As you can see, I don't have double attack from /WAR and I don't have any double attack items equipped. So this can attack 4 times without Double Attack.
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# Jan 16 2007 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
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annnnnd you guy are certain you're not seeing 1 regular swing, followed by two from the effect of this sword, followed by one more regular swing with no proc?

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# Mar 02 2009 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
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If that's what they were seeing, then they would be seeing 5 and 6 hits when it procs twice. So, you're probably wrong.
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Sure, if it procs twice, but I was talking about a single proc.

1 regular swing + 1 proc for 2 swings + 1 regular swing = 4 swings.

It would look similar to a triple attack proc for a thief followed by a regular swing.
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Vrtra? I don't think so.
# Jun 26 2006 at 11:11 PM Rating: Decent
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This does not drop off of Vrtra.
Only can get it by doing the quest Inside the Belly.

Edited, Mon Jun 26 23:01:06 2006
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# Jun 26 2006 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
From My exp I put on as much slow%+ on like Hecatomb and rubber sabbots and it attacks 4times. If you check your TP it will jump 4x tp.
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# May 31 2006 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I just bought this and im trying to cap GS, i was fighting DC-Tough in a skill up party yesterday, my damage is really low with this yes I know the damage is 26 but i was wondering if you cap GS will the damage be good with this sword or is it better to equip something like bailins sword or /we its called. And does the damage on the sword lower your WS damage as well??? anyways took GS from 145-184 today hopefully after sky farming will get even higher, maybe hit the 200's
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# Jun 05 2006 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
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yes, the dmg of the weapon has a major effect on how much damage ws's do, ever try and guillotine with a bronze zagnal? wont do nearly as much as with a vassago's scythe lol
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# May 18 2006 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Just to add the the mltiple hit thing, I have occasionally hit 4x back to back. I dont know what hit rate is but I have seen it on many occasions the only other time I have hit 4x is with my Dual Wielding WArrior. I have never hit 5x because I am thinking when I get the modifier for additional attacks, Double attack willl not activate. P.S. I would love to see myself on Haste.
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Being a PLD who until the recent updates that give me autorefresh and Shield Mastery I was unable to use a weapon skill 95% of the time. Because of the fact that I have to rest after fights, unless I have a BRD and a RDM, then I am just on crack, Ballad 1&2 + refresh + regen = PLD on Crack, But this sword is way to bad ***. when I can start a fight at TP 0% and get upto 60% on the first round, yeah that is some kewl #$%^. I have never seen my PLD hit soo many weapon skills back to back. I have not used it in an Xp party but I will definitly try, Considering the fact that I can hold hate without hitting the monster anyways, this would only be a plus
Cant wait to test this bad boy in a group atmosphere.
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# Apr 28 2006 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
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As of April 18th, TP has been changed.

Prior to this, all hits gained 11% TP. That means any round you could earn up to 44% TP on 4 swings. That made you a WSaholic. Anywhere between 22-44% TP per round? {Yes Please.}

After the change, you now receive between 3-4% per hit. That means at most you gain 16% TP. Since most rounds you only swing twice, you average 7-8% gained. So now, basically you hardly ever get to WS.

This weapon is sweet because of the multiple hits. It makes it very easy to skill up Great Sword. As an added penalty for the multiple hits, SE nerfed the damage. That is very understandable, and completely fair. However, I think this latest TP nerf took things a little too far. The sword already sucks as far as damage goes. Against skill up mobs (T-VT) my hits hardly go over 30-40. And now I'm only getting 7% TP per round on 444 delay???? grrrrrrr.

/rant. Even still, its worth it just to raise your horridly slow great sword skill. Works wonders, especially when you swing 4 times.

As a side note, Mercurial Sword + Haste = Hundred Fists, lol. If you swing 4 times, by the time the animation ends you are only half a second away from your next melee round. So its almost as if you never stop. If you swing 4 times, add a frostbite (my best so far) you swing another 2 times, and immediately jump into your next melee round. Sweetness.



UPDATE!!!!!!!!!
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The update over the 4-30-06 weekend fixed the TP nerf. I'd like to think it was because of the email I sent (cause I really did send one). The TP for mercurial sword is back to normal; 11% TP per hit. Now TP gains per round range from 11%-44%, the most frequent being the 22%-33%.

Finally, you can actually pull of a weapon skill more than once every 5 minutes. Now you can do it once every minute, lol. I'm so happy!!

Edited, Mon May 1 10:29:29 2006
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Change the info please, this does NOT drop from Vrtra.
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I've been reading how DRK/DRGs are using Kraken Clubs and doing 500 to 800dmg Jump/HighJump because these attacks stack in jump. So, has anyone tried it with this weapon?
hmmm 4x attack
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I have done a lot of testing/skilluping with this sword... One thing I noticed was when I went PLD/NIN I would hit 4x a noticable amount... However switch that to /WAR for skillups in kuftal and I got nowhere near the amount of 4x attacks... this is an awesome weapon ^^ this is just what i noticed
Can hit 4 times...
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Without WAR main or sub. I just got this, and decided to test it out in Rolanberry on Grubs as a 62PLD/31THF. I decided to keep count just for fun, and I did swing 4 times twice. Its very rare, but it does happen without WAR's Double Attack.

Edited, Mon Feb 13 02:40:25 2006
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You tards, you're subbing war of course itl hit 4 times with double attack in the mix! No, it wont hit 5 times. I've had this weapon for almost a year and the most it does is 4, if your main or sub is war. Without main or sub as war it does max 3.

Edited, Sun Feb 5 04:31:06 2006
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Double attack will not kick-in in addition to the 2-3 attacks. the reason you see 4 attacks is because you just got the 3 attacks with it and your lag made it look like 4 hits.
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# Feb 15 2006 at 1:18 AM Rating: Decent
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double attack has the potential to kick in for every time you swing, regardless. that is why people who use H2H or dual wield hit 3 times and sometimes four. thats be cause the double attack kicked in for one hand but not the other, and sometimes both.
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# Jan 25 2006 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
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This GS is a good one for skill up if your a WAR and got time to kill cause of Double Attack and the swords 2-3 attack so for you who cant do the math thats atleast 5 attacks that get 50+ TP in one round of hitting
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# Jan 09 2006 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
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i did not bother reading all the posts as my eyes are kinda tired right now, but my guess is that you can think of it as: Occassionally grants 2-3 EXTRA attacks, which if you hit once it would give you an extra 2 or 3 attacks, for 3 or 4 total. though i've never used the sword or talked to anyone about it, this however doesn't work if the sword sometimes hits for 2 attacks. so there ya go. my opinion. :oP
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Shapelesschasm wrote:
"Shapelesschasm's great sword skill increases by 0.5.
Shapelesschasm's great sword skill reaches level 77.
Shapelesschasm's great sword skill increases by 0.4.
Shapelesschasm's great sword skill increases by 0.5.
Shapelesschasm's great sword skill reaches level 78."


I thought 0.4 + 0.5 = 0.9, not 1 :P
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dude, he got a 0.5 when entering the next skill lvl, and that means it was atleast 77.1 after. so then 0.4 and 0.5 would make it skill up to 78.

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Maybe it hit 3 times and then your attack round came back again so you hit again, making it 4 hits.
I hit 4 times when triple attack kicks in.
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I can CONFIRM this sword WILL hit 4x.

Soloing undead in the necropolis with rdm sub(72pld/36rdm) and i hit 4x in a row. More then once actually, not even that rare an occurence. So there is likely some hidden effect to this or a mistake by SE... lol

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# Jan 09 2006 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
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I can confirm as well. 4 hits are possible. The higher your GS skill the more frequently you will see this effect as well.
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I literally saw this in my log:

"Shapelesschasm's great sword skill increases by 0.5.
Shapelesschasm's great sword skill reaches level 77.
Shapelesschasm's great sword skill increases by 0.4.
Shapelesschasm's great sword skill increases by 0.5.
Shapelesschasm's great sword skill reaches level 78."

It's sweet, oh yes. This was the best series of skillups but, it regularly happens you can get multiple skillups bamm bamm bamm.
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lol i had just come here to post something about the 4 hits, yes it does in fact sometimes hit 4 times i ballista with this sword on pld/rdm and it has attacked 4 times before. its very rare though either its a hidden effect or SE just goofed up and its supposed to be 2-4 times
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Are you sure you didn't sub /war and trigger Double Attack? Or wear any item that gives Double Attack trait?

Edited, Thu Nov 3 02:20:52 2005
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Has anyone seen this hit 4x, besides me?
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Hello!

I went in messing around as PLD/MNK fighting a too weak raptor in Sau. Champ.

It hit 4 times.

I was confused because It did not say "countered" and I don't have double attack.

Has anyone else notice this?

/em clears his eyes

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Maybe the next hit was due after your 3 hits
So it LOOKED like 4 hits, but wasnt, was just 3 hits and then a normal hit
Happens so much times on my thf, triple attack doing off to full as /nin and it looks liek 8 hits not just 6
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There is a big difference in delay between a Great Sword and a Dagger.

This probably explains your multiple hit dagger attacks.

With this sword, It clearly shows 4 attacks and I've had it many more times now.
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this GS must be awsome for elemenmat farming , as u all no elemental resist melee bad but with tp build u can spam WS element based for a quick fight ... totaly awsome (interupt alot too)
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I wish drks could use this sword. Its crap dmg would automatically make it bad for pts so its not like we would be overpowered or anything. Woulda been fun to play around with though ;;
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# Apr 30 2005 at 11:27 AM Rating: Default
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I'm 75 rdm, 60 drg and 62 WAR. I bought this GS for 1,800,000 gil on Shiva server last night -- I gotta admit it's awesome for skillups and the TP build is unbelievable. But since WAR can't get either of the good GS weaponskills it's not worth it for me, so I'm tryin to resell for 2mil. But I had an idea -- try WAR/RNG using this GS simply for TP, and spam Sidewinder or Slug Shot like there's no tomorrow!
RE: War/RNG O_o
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Won't do anything. Warrior is D in marksmanship and archery. Just use rampage and leave the /rng to sam.
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It will do things....WAR/RNG can get a hella lot of ranged accuracy and with our naturally high STR, we can make some pretty mean damage. I have used this as WAR/RNG in ballista and it is amazing
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hehe thats me ^^

Love this sword. it hits at least twice most of the time. TP gain is very nice too. Skill up is awesome too.


Edited, Tue Apr 26 23:13:44 2005
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A delayed response from me. I'm gonna agree with Pohi on this one Tekki. And Pohi, I wanna sign the petition, puppies look so much better than galkas :P
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I'm officially offended that they allow pictures of Galka's on this website. Did no one think of how that ...thing... might scare children?

I am making a petition that all images of Galka's be photo-shopped into pictures of puppies.

Thank you all for your time, and good night. :P

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Down with Galka's !! Burn them all !! Watch them fry !!
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#meatsheald, Posted: Aug 08 2005 at 2:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) A. you're all idiots
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# Apr 15 2005 at 4:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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nice for skillup
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# Apr 13 2005 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
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going for 5 mil on caitsith, i was just playing around and bid 1.3 mil and got it. :D

omg im a 75 war, so the damage output is a little less than what i am normally used to, but this thing is bada$$.
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# Mar 31 2005 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
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i got my hands on one and let my pld friend skill up with it well looking for my coffer key in Eldieme Nercroplis and his skill went from 60ish to 13X something we were there for 3 hours no key >.< going back to night >.<
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Great for skill up
# Mar 31 2005 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
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OK, i bought one last night. This thing is killer for skill up. Just playing around last night i got 10 levels on my GS skill. The damage is not anything amazing but do to the fact i almost never it mobs once. I could do some pretty good damage. Plus the TP u get is insane. In 2-3 normal swings i could go from 0-100 TP. If u have Haste on it is a non-stop flury of GS attacks it is insane. So if u want to skill up fast this Gsword will do the trick. like i said get a WHM,RDM or BRD for haste and u will cap GS in no time flat.
vrtra has been keeled
# Mar 31 2005 at 11:06 AM Rating: Default
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ive seen a few ppl with the title "Vrtra Vanquisher"
and have seen pics showing it dead.



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# Mar 31 2005 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
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oh noes 26 dmg....it's a farkin' greatsword...that attacks 2-3 times sometimes.....dont' complain....i don't see a polearm that does this, or a dagger, or a katana, or a great katana or a bow that shoots two arrows at once sometimes or a gun with bullets or a staff or knuckles, or any other weapons i missed....

joyeuse, ridill, kraken, and now mercurial

2 swords, 1 club, and now a great sword...

where's my 2-4 attack katana, HUH!?
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# Jan 08 2006 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Mercurial Kris is the dagger version. man, you just looked really stupid...
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RE: whiners
# Nov 02 2005 at 12:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Soboro Sukehiro is the Great Katana Version of this Sword and it has 40 DMG and can be used at lvl 50!! Soboro Sukehiro FTW!!!

PS I know this is probly posted realy late and no one will see it but once again Soboro Sukehiro FTW!!
RE: whiners
# Mar 31 2005 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Merciual Pole is staff version of this.
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# Mar 20 2005 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I just recently acquired this sword for 2.5 million gil on Ramuh. I must say the sword should read "Rarely attacks once" instead of "Occasionally attacks 2-3 times". This sword does stack with double attack and build TP insanely fast. I went from 134 Great Sword skill to 172 in a day, mostly from soloing golems in zi'tah then joining a skill up party with linkshell for an hour. The damage is low, but once you attain the higher end weapon skills this could prove very useful in certain situations.
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This would be interesting to see a PLD use...
# Mar 14 2005 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Personally I think this would be a great hate gaining weapon for a PLD. So many hits = so much hate, and then they can pull off some good WS for once. {Hmmm.}{That's interesting.}
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# Mar 12 2005 at 4:04 AM Rating: Decent
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ok 5 swords in rag server and going for 4mil **** why cant a drk use this would be a great skill up weapon + you can make 3 light skill chains in a fight rather than 1 with cofers the low damage
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# Mar 10 2005 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
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this is fuc*** funny...is it a coinceidence that they didnt want a drk to be able to use it....i mean Blood weapon + soul eater + 2-3 hits...im really ****** >.<
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# Mar 07 2005 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
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With this sword you can get up to 44tp in a round, LOL serious ive seen it attack 1-4 times in a row or it could have just been a double attack.

The Tp gain is UNREAL!!!

Just think of doing non-stop Spinning Slash With a thf sub LOL. Talk about major hate. Yeah dmg isnt uber high per swing but it totals up to do way more dmg than a Balan's greatsword. Say if you add it up it comes out to do the same dmg as a DMG 76 444 delay GS. yeah you might miss one in awhile but you are still doing someking of dmg during a round unlike with a normal GS if you miss for a round you miss. It's reall a nice sword for a DD pld (or war if they use gs???) having fun. Laugh at me if you like but ive seen it work well before lol.

Btw this thing eats through too weak and EP mobs like mad if your GS skill is capped (about 75-120 dmg for 3 strait swings is nice) and on IT mobs i was hittin for about 20-50 a swing which for 3 swings is nice total 150 dmg a round plus 33 tp lol. On IT mobs ive done Spinning Slash Up to 7 times averaging between 250-600 dmg depending on attack and SATA ready, Im not kiddin lol. **** its CRAZY to see a GS do like 7 attacks in a row and double attack seems to help but no matter the sub it attacks like mad. I did all this experimenting with about +40 acc (Ohat, Hauby, a sniper, or life belt, knight colloer etc etc). Over all I think its a very kewl weapon either for fun or for party it all depends on people strategy and the gear they have and they can make it work. The price though is up to what your willin to pay for it, I think its fun but others may or may not like it but overall i think its worth it for the fun at least for coffer help exp partys or just plain hacking stuff up.

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# Jul 20 2005 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Sounds pretty cool, my only concern would be that each time you hit a mob you give it tp too. I totally dig where your comeing from, but i would be concerned about the mob going as tp move crazy as you would. Especially since Wars and Palis dont really get subtle blow.
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# Mar 07 2005 at 12:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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This is from the Fishing Quest "Inside the Belly" From a NPC:Zaldon, Give him a legendary fish and he'll cut it open for you, and you could find a rare item, some gil, or nothing ^.^

Yes this sword is obtained from this quest or by killing Vrtra.

The fish that you must give to Zaldon to get this sword is called Ryugu Titan a legendary fish. A very low chance that you'll get the sword. 1/200 :P

The Ryugu TItan goes for about 50k-200k on most servers.

To fish up the Ryugu Titan you need either Lu Shangs Fishing Rod, or Composite Fishing Rod, Bait is Meat Ball, and must be fished up in the Ferry from Selbina-Mhaura or Mhaura-Selbina.

Yes, sorry to say but the damage is correct only 26 Damage >.<

Hope this Information Helps
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# Feb 28 2005 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
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A couple have shown up on Cerberus. One guy was shouting in Jeuno to sell it for 18 million gil.

Due to the fact that two people got them within a couple of days I don't think its off of Vrtra, tho it could still be a possibility.
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# Feb 24 2005 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
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I saw one of these on the AH just a couple minutes ago on Garuda.

You were unable to buy the Mercurial Sword for 100,000 gil.

Vtra has gone down on many servers now... Nothing is impossible when you figure out how to take it down. I.E. Kirin.
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anyways.....
# Feb 13 2005 at 3:46 AM Rating: Decent
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My question is does anyone have one and can they post a picture of it? Also I'd like to know if it's RA/EX.
RE: anyways.....
# Feb 23 2005 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
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It was rare/ex until today. Now it's not (as of update Wednesday 2/23/05).
RE: anyways.....
# Feb 25 2005 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, because it can now be found via the quest "inside the belly" from zaldon in selbina.
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# Feb 27 2005 at 4:57 AM Rating: Good
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Which fish does one have to trade for this?
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# Mar 02 2005 at 12:35 PM Rating: Good
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Ryugu Titan, from what I've heard. The chance of getting it is still extremely low though.
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#Archaviass, Posted: Jan 26 2005 at 4:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This post is just a reply to all the idiots that think Vrtra has not beaten on ANY server. Your dumb and lame. Stop playing the game because you aparently dont know what your talking about. Maybe no one has beaten it on YOUR server cause all of you are uncoordinated wusses. Thank you. Good night. ^^
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# Jan 23 2005 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
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ya lets just hope that some one mess up on teh dmg stat..
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# Nov 16 2004 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
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If the Vrtra is unbeatable than how is anyone supposed to get this kick *** grt swd?
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# Nov 16 2004 at 6:48 PM Rating: Default
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Vrta is beatable, ive seen it happen. Sorry to burst your bubble
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# Nov 16 2004 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm gonna assume the dmg rating of 26 is an error, That's really low for a greatsword, though the delay sounds about right.


26 DMG damage is correct. This thing attacks 1-3 times per round Don't be fooled by "Occasionally, it really gives an equal random chance of # of attacks like Ridill, Kraken Club, etc.
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I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
#Shashomaru, Posted: Nov 16 2004 at 2:36 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ok why am I hearing that it is a Vrtra drop?
RE: Vrtra Drop
# Jun 24 2005 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Maybe this is an old comment, anyway Vrtra has been beaten many times already at least on Odin. I went personally to the spawn point and Vrtra wasn't there, plus some ppl told me they watched Vrtra being taken down by 2 japanese LS.

Truth is i still haven't heard about any NA HNMls that killed Vrtra, because you need a LOT of people for this HNM, and i mean 40-50 people cause it's plenty of Adds there that must be constantly killed.
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RE: Vrtra Drop
# Jan 27 2005 at 12:02 AM Rating: Good
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They took him down on Diablos apparantly. Dropped a provoke helmet.

*shrug*
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RE: Vrtra Drop
# Jan 27 2005 at 12:02 AM Rating: Good
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They took him down on Diablos apparantly. Dropped a provoke helmet.

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RE: Vrtra Drop
# Nov 16 2004 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't think you can say for a fact that Vrtra hasn't ever been killed on any server. How do you know...? I especially like that you said:

"Don't start rumors you don't know are true."

If you know that Vrtra has never been killed, and that statement itself isn't a rumor you're starting yourself, where's your proof? I admit it's possible, but it seems unlikely that no one has ever taken him down. I'd think some JP linkshell on SOME server would be able to kill him. How can you say for sure either way...if there really is a way, please enlighten us.

And if he doesn't drop this sword, who does?
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RE: Vrtra Drop
# Nov 16 2004 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
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**** double posts

Edited, Tue Nov 16 15:48:31 2004
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possible mistake
# Nov 15 2004 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm gonna assume the dmg rating of 26 is an error, That's really low for a greatsword, though the delay sounds about right.

Edited, Mon Nov 15 22:57:03 2004
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RE: possible mistake
# Nov 16 2004 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I'd hafto agree, this is kindof....odd....if Vrtra (sp? ^^;; ) drops it, then it's MUCH tougher to get than Kraken Club, and if the damage shown on this sword is right, Kraken Club is much better anyhow..

*edit* Well, it might do a bit more damage, but if you wanted damage you'd use a normal g.sword vs this, and Kraken Club earns better hate for a PLD while still letting em use a shield.

Edited, Tue Nov 16 10:27:00 2004
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