Dark Legacy - DRK AF1  

Start Area: Metalworks
Start NPC:Raibaht (G - 8)
Related Mobs:Cochal-Monchal (F - 7)
Mighty Fist (G - 9)
Vaa Huja the Erudite
Mission:1 - 0
Min Level:40
Max Level:75
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Items Required:Darksteel Formula
Yagudo Cherry
Items Granted:Raven Scythe
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009


You have been asked to find and bring back a book pertaining to the Galka's darksteel formula.


Talk to Raibaht in Bastok Metalworks. He's in the same room as Cid, on the second floor.

He will send you to talk with Mighty Fist in the Dark Steel Forge (first room on the left as you enter the Metalworks). Then you have to go see Cochal-Monchal in the Windurst Optistery in Windurst Waters.

Get a Yagudo Cherry from the auction house or a vendor. It is sold by either Ahyeekih (H-10 Windurst Waters), Fiva (G-6 San d'Oria Port) or Yafafa (I-5 Bastok Markets), but the they will only sell it if their nation is in control of the Kolshushu region.

Go to H-14 in Giddeus and trade the cherry to the ???. Vaa Huja the Erudite will spawn. Note: might be a good idea to clear the other birds around the ??? before you do the turn in as they will link. After you kill Vaa Huja the Erudite, check the ??? again and receive the key item Dark Steel Formula.

Go back to Bastok Metalworks and talk to Mighty Fist. He'll tell you to go to back to Raibaht. View the cutscene and you will then receive your Raven Scythe.

For transcripts of this quest go to the Dark Legacy - DRK AF1 Spoilers page.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the Dark Knight artifact armor quest series. The entire quest series includes:

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# Mar 16 2009 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow alot of post. anyhow went in as 50dnc/nin he took me out after a good fight!
casting those aoe spells "non stop" So went back as a 55rdmg/blmg used silence everytime needed to keep him shut up and that was the trick, in my opinon.
levels 50 and lower make sure you use a job that has silence and you shouldn't have any problems... Good luck to ya!
easy pezy
# Jul 19 2007 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
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did it with me a gimped drk40/pld18 healed my fellow friend drk drk60/sam30 and took it down within 2 mins.

btw... Reading is Good! don't be an idiot and skip over to give the cheery to the ?? without going to the library ^_^.
# Jun 19 2007 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
ok so after readin a bunch of the posts on here and seeing how hard this nm seems to be i euqip as a 60war/30drk and head out. but just in case i bring my 75pld/37whm friend along for backup if i cant handle it alone. so we get there and clear all the link mobs and i have like 150tp and i start the battle. i hit em once do a last resort and war cry and raging rush for 786dmg which is approx 22% of his health. so he responds by casting all his magic spells with a II in it. left me at about 650 hp. we fight he does a little more magic and i do another raging rush with berserk and aggressor for 550 dmg and bout 15secs more im at 324hp and i tell pld to be ready to cure at 250hp. well bio2 and poison 2 take some health away im at 290 and he decides to do a fire 2 for 287 dmg and hit me fore 13...i died.so the pld does a vorpal blade and starts to raise me. as soon as im up and alive with 30 the ******* casts a thundaga and i die again. so this time the pld silences the guy and raises me i run outa AOE range he kills the mob and i run in and get the book. so a 60war/30drk cant solo this nm w/o using 2hr (my dumbass forgot)
so moral of the story?: always 2hr when in doubt
nonetheless i like this weapon no matter what other people say

Edited, Jun 20th 2007 1:26am by OriginalGaladan
# Apr 28 2007 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
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So I went in there with my DRK40 and owned this thing solo.

OK, I lied... I took my RDM75, cleared the area, hit the thing about 3 times plus Bliz&ThunIII, one Savage Blade, end of story. Hardest part was checking the stupid ??? again...
IT was high up, and the game wouldn't let me click it... "out of reach" over and over again.
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just did this
# Jan 04 2007 at 9:01 PM Rating: Default
just did this earlier today. at 1st it was just gonna be me and a lvl 58 Ls whm friends, but when i read that ppl had trouble w/ the NM at lvl 60, i asked my other 70whm friend, she was there hunting NMs anyways... only took like 3 minutes to kill and i just got tele dem back to bastok i went, then to room to change sub to blm to warp to jeuno.... most useless weapon in my opinion if ur low on accuracy.


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Re-Acquiring Artifact Equipment
# Oct 30 2006 at 7:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I threw out my Raven Scythe do to storage about 6 months ago. I've seen all the posts here regarding how to get it back. Today I'm going out to get it. You don't have to throw any other DRK af out. Here's the details (thxs somepage!)

Re-Acquiring Artifact Equipment:

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Vingijard [H-9]

To activate this mini-quest, a character must have completed all four Artifact quests (AF Hands, AF1, AF2, AF3) for a specific job, as well as the mini-quests to obtain the two AF pieces from coffers for that job.

After at least one of the Artifact items for the job has been discarded, talk to Vingijard, found in Waag-Deeg's Magic shop in Jeuno Lower. If you have completed Artifact quests for a job, but dropped one of those Artifact items, he will offer to clear your "memory" of the Artifact quests and mini-quests.

Agree to clear the memories, and pay him the 10,000 gil that he requires. This will reset all the Artifact quests and mini-quests for that particular job. You can now go through the normal steps to complete those quests and mini-quests again, which will provide you with the Artifact items that you had discarded.

Repeating the Mini-Quest: This mini-quest can be completed as many times as necessary, to keep reacquiring Artifact items that have been dropped.

Edited, Oct 30th 2006 at 7:40am PST by Fellix

Edited, Oct 30th 2006 at 7:41am PST by Fellix
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Re-Acquiring Artifact Equipment
# Oct 30 2006 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Double posts makes baby tarutaru cry :(

Edited, Oct 30th 2006 at 7:39am PST by Fellix
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# Sep 02 2006 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Totally pwned this nm today with my thf 75, it never touched me, eva at 272 marksmanship catted at 230, just sticked blind bolts on it and keep utsusemi up, as soon as it was tring to -ga i used a sleep bolt to stun it (velocity bow ftw). ^^

easy pie
# Aug 28 2006 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
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just owned this guy with BLM58/whm and Blm60/whm
easy as ****
# Aug 27 2006 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
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My Raven Scythe got deleted. How do I get it back?
Way Too Easy
# Jul 07 2006 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Helped out a dark knight friend of my in-game wife's tonight. We set out for Giddeus and wound up picking up 2 LS mates who were in Windi and bored. Got down to the section near the ??? Cleared the entire area in no time. (also picked up the bird whistle from the NM) Our setup was this:

Bst70/whm35 (Fireman)
Pld60/war30 (me)
Drk60/war30 (Meowphttphtt - my wife)
Thf61/nin30 (Enderoftime)
Drk41/war20 (Devastation)

Deva traded the cherry and the NM popped. This had to have been the funniest NM I've ever fought. Meow 1st provoked, Fireman used a fungar familiar, Ender and I lined up behind it. Ender used SATA Dancing Edge behind me, I flashed and provoked, Meow used Guillotine (sp?) then I used Vorpal Blade. Dead in 15 seconds. LMAO Never seen an AF NM go down so fast. Deva got the item and warped back to Bastok to get his AF scythe.

Yes, it was overkill, but it was so funny I had to tell the story. I remember almost getting killed at lvl 41 helping Meow get her scythe at the time, so pwning this thing at lvl 60 was a nice revenge. ;)

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repeatable AF
# Jun 16 2006 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Here's my problem, my boots, scythe, gloves, and pants for DRK got dropped well over a year ago and i quit DRK. I've come back to DRK now and know there's a NPC in lower jeuno to repeat AF.. my problem is he allows me to repeat DRG, RDM, and PLD (all 3 full sets in storage atm) but he wont let me repeat DRK... it's all finished exept for body does coffer effect being able to repeat AF? or do i HAVE to drop my helm? (i've heard that too) that blood is about a .05% drop on our server so i dont wana hunt it again im 0/150 or so someone help me here
RE: repeatable AF
# Jun 20 2006 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes you must drop your helm sorry there is no other way i am 100% certian of this ive redone AF more than once
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RE: repeatable AF
# Jul 02 2006 at 3:40 AM Rating: Decent
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he is wrong, you need to have completed the whole AF1 set to be able to redo all the quests, i needed to get my chaos gauntlets back after i made a +1 version so that i could store that crap again, it let me erase my quests on DRK without tossing my other gear, but didnt give the option to redo smner since i have not gotta my smner AF1 body from the temple of ugg. coffer
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# May 27 2006 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
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do you have to be drk during the hole quest
RE: drk
# Jun 06 2006 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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No, you don't need to be drk the whole time. I just solo'd this one as my Blm68 for an easy fight. The NM didn't do much damage, so I took my time and just beat it to death with scythe; the one link I did get was easily ignored. I imagine this would be challenging for one or two ppl around level 40~ but if you have a higher job this is cake. Unlike some other jobs' AF....

Edited, Tue Jun 6 14:49:41 2006
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Easy win
# Dec 24 2005 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Well it seems that a lvl 74 BLM 74 RDM 73 THF 64 DRK and a 51 DRK are slightly overkill for the NM... I think it went down on the second round of spells... Hard to gage HP, somewhere between 2 and 3K though. I was hitting it pretty hard, of the few seconds I got to hit it double attack kicked in and did 145 and 215 (crit). Then Fire IV went off and I lost the hate war. Then there was a Cross Reaper or something the other DRK put out there... it was a disgustingly short fight.

To explain the Incredibly Tough Party....I asked the 74 BLM and the RDM tagged along, and the 73 THF I had asked earlier, and came anyways for fun later complained cause it died so fast, and the 63 asked to help pawn it while he was farming there.

Yeah so 3 70+ will completly and totally own this...

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# Dec 22 2005 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
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solod this today as a 64drg/21whm. was expecting more of a challenge but hey i got my raven scythe so its all good.
Death Hurts
# Dec 15 2005 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
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42 Drk/War, 50 Pld/War, and 54 Blm/Whm head out to Giddeus one fine day to get me my Raven Scythe. All seems to be going well until silence wore. Blm/Whm gets slept, Pld/War has no mp left. We get owned by Manafont and spammed -ga spells. On the plus side my feet got stuck to the side of the cliff and half my body was kinda floating.

Moral of the story, bring a backup silencer.
easy as 1,2,3
# Oct 12 2005 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Pah it was simple. step 1 Flag the quest as Drk at 40.

Step 2 change to a high level job.

Step 3 go in and clean the nms clock as your high level job and get your new AF weapon
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# Aug 23 2005 at 11:40 PM Rating: Default
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This is, by far, the easiest AF to do, EVER.

The only difficulty is the traveling and the fight, that's all.

I had a level 75 Samurai help me out with it, and I did this at level 50 DRK. We killed it in two minutes with our health in the yellow, and it scared me when I forgot to read the part where it said to check the ??? when you're done. (I almost freaked when it didn't drop the book, because there were no more Cherries in the AH at the time.)

Do this quest the second you hit 40, because this gives you the Attack that a level 50-ish scythe would. Trust me, just do it. Doooo eeeet.
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RE: Overkill.
# Sep 27 2005 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
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... just tried this today to help my friend get AF1

1st try we had a 57 RDM 54 THF (me) 40 DRK and a 40THF

so we enter the fight and RDM tanks with buffs while i SATA DRK and THF SATAs me

RDM pulled hate via Cure 4 on DRK after couple of attacks

so we get it down to 50% and it uses some 2HR but i cant tell which

Suddenly Stonega 2 Waterga 2 kills the DRK and the RDM so now its just me the 54 THF and the 40 THF

Kills me via melee and then kills the 40 THF

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Easy AF?
# Sep 26 2005 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Your crazy right?!

2 Reasons why this AF is not the easiest.

1. Lots of ppl to talk to

2. You gotta kill an NM to get it

THF AF1 all you gotta do is steal some soup from a quadav in Beaduex. you dont even have to fight it walk about 50ft in and pull one down steal and flee. thats it.
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# Jun 17 2005 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
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can anyone tell me if i could do this solo as my 65 Redmage/blackmage and still get the item??
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RE: help
# Jul 25 2005 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes you can, I just solo'd it as WAR62/NIN31. Didn't bother to build tp or kill off the ones walking around. Got one link but still got off with about halv of my life left. (Didn't bother to try and recast utsusemi after the usual first 3+3)
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RE: help
# Jun 22 2005 at 7:50 AM Rating: Good
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There is no drop. However, if you're asking if you can complete Dark Legacy as a RDM, the answer is yes. And from what I understand, he's easy as long as he's silenced.
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RE: help
# Aug 12 2005 at 4:21 AM Rating: Decent
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i beat him as 61 bst today took about 60% of courier carrie's life.
the first 10% looked close but i managed to silence him when he did manafont and the rest was funny.
14 xp with pet so i guess he's as easy as the other AF weapon NM's i've done so far.
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# Jun 17 2005 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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# May 30 2005 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
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just did this with a 62 pld and 66 drk
easy as ****, i would honestly advise staying out of the way 45 and below because you'll just take damage
other than that make sure you have a dd and tank
that's an easy easy set up for it that will make the battle quick and painless
peice of cake
# May 24 2005 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Went with a 71 pld and a 67 pld and they took it out in seconds i spawned it and then was told to stand way back lol
RE: peice of cake
# Jul 17 2005 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
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When i did this a long time ago for my DRK a 65drg/sam helped me. he soloed it in about a min, lots of Penta Thrusts very easy kill. most of the AF1's can be soloed by a 65 drg/sam.
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# May 18 2005 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
Soloed this as 60 RDM. Just keep refresh and stoneskin up, silence and paralyze him, he dies. :)
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# May 09 2005 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, so my roomie is a 42DRK, and we decided it was high time that we took care of this quest for him. So I loaded up my 58SAM/RNG, ready to rock. We head on out the giddeus, and it goes like this...

Valhallodin uses Sharpshot.
Ranged attacks become more accurate.
Vaa Huja the Erudite starts casting Poison II.
Vaa Huja the Erudite casts Poison II.
Basillisk is poisened.
Silverwolf starts casting silence on Vaa Huja the Erudite.
Valhallodin ready Sidewinder.
Valhallodin hit Vaa Huja the Erudite for 131 points of damage.
Vaa Huja the Erudite starts casting Waterga II.
Vaa Huja the Erudite uses Manafont!
Valhallodin uses Sidewinder.
Vaa Huja the Erudite takes 1002 points of damage.
Valhallodin uses Meikyo Shisui!
Vaa Huja the Erudite casts Waterga II.
Valhallodin takes 171 points of damage.
Vaa Huja the Erudite starts casting stun.
Basillisk starts casting Drain on Vaa Huja the Erudite.
Valhallodin readies Sidewinder.
Fenrir hits Vaa Huja the Erudite for 91 points of damage.
Vaa Huja the Erudite readies Howl.
Valhallodin hit Vaa Huja the Erudite for 169 points of damage.
Vaa Huja the Erudite uses Howl.
Vaa Huja the Erudite gains the effect of Warcry.
The Yagudo Votary gains the effect of Warcry.
Vaa Huja the Erudite casts Stun.
Valhallodin is stunned.
Unable to use Weapon Skill.
Fenrir hits Vaa Huja the Erudite for 104 points of damage.
Valhallodin readies Sidewinder.
Valhallodin uses Sidewinder.
Vaa Huja the Erudite takes 947 points of damage.
Basillisk casts Drain.
30 HP drained from Vaa Huja the Erudite.
Valhallodin's Third Eye effect wears off.
Valhallodin uses Sidewinder.
Vaa Huja the Erudite takes 949 points of damage.
Skillchain: Reverberation.
Vaa Huja the Erudite takes 474 points of damage.
Valhallodin defeats Vaa Huja the Erudite.
Valhallodin gains 4 experience points.

Basically, he is no walk in the park, but I still had 2 more Sidewinders available to me had I needed them.

If anyone needs the help of a 58SAM/RNG on Caitsith for this, let me know :P
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# Mar 31 2005 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
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just did this as a 43 DRK/thf with a 45 NIN and a 52 RDM...when he first spawned, he knocked me down to half hp, but my rdm took care of that and the rest of the fight was cake
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# Mar 24 2005 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
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i pertty muched soloed it for a friend as my war61/nin in tank equip and seafood stew lost about 3/4 of my hp and killed it (too weak)

Edited, Thu Mar 24 01:24:43 2005
got it!!!
# Mar 09 2005 at 6:06 AM Rating: Decent
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I was at Jeuno tonight and met a cool Lv 75 samurai *** player. He offered to help with gil in return. We made a deal with $50k. He then invited me to his party w/ another lv 60+ ninja.No doubt, they killed him in seconds. As a lv 46 drk knight, the NM still too away 50% of my HP with 2 magic spella (Bio and Stone..i think). Hm...i think this is a good deal coz I will definately buy the rayen Scythe w/ $50k.
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# Feb 20 2005 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
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It says that this quest is repeatable, i completed it a while back and my scythe went missing from my inventory after an unexpected disconnect.

I tried talking to the starter NPC and only got told about the garhada teak quest, i was told that theres a npc in ru'lude gardens that you must talk to first to reset the quest does anybody know where he is or if he exists?

Help would be appriciated on how to "reset" the quest.

edit: i found out myself hes an elvaan in lower jeuno waag deej magic shop called vingijard

Edited, Sun Feb 20 14:34:51 2005
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RE: repeatable?
# Sep 16 2005 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I too am trying to get this scythe again. Even after talking to the Elvaan in the Magic shop, Cid, Raibahlt, Mighty Fist, and that Tarutaru don't say anything about the quest. Just berries, wood, Mighty Fist talks about darksteel and the taru doesn't know where to put his books. I decided to see if maybe the yag would appear with the cherry anyway - it didn't.

How do I repeat this quest?
good story
# Feb 16 2005 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Funny thing is he spawned the nm and it was stolen from me and a friend of mine and the guy died and we killed it
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RE: good story
# Sep 01 2005 at 2:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I wonder if you actually need to be in the PT that kills it. There are other quests where you spawn something then as long as it dies somehow you can check the ??? and get the item.
# Jan 22 2005 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
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As a 61 pld I could not solo this Yagudo *******. It has fast cast or something... ow. I died pretty easily.
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RE: Death
# Feb 05 2005 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
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hey, didnt i kill this for you on the gilgamesh server? I was sam/rng
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# Nov 28 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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ummmm it syas this quest is repeatable ow can it be reapeted? its an AF quest..... i really dont get it......^^;
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RE: reapetable?
# Dec 10 2004 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
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way back at the beginning of the year an update made quests for Artifact equipment repeatable because, I guess ppl were complaining that the artifact pieces were taking up space in their inventory. So SE made a patch that made them repeatable so ppl could throw them away and later attain them if/when they needed them
AF1 Done
# Nov 19 2004 at 3:32 PM Rating: Good
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Got it done last night. HP went to orange, but Krystalpayne a RDM, healed me to full HP again, then Fistofnorthstar a PLD63, (barely lost HP) tore him a new one. I stunned him once when he was about to cast his GA spell, then he does it again after a few sec which got me to orange.

So yeah, a high lev DD can kill this NM easily.

Thanks to Fistofnorthstar & Krystalpayne for the help!

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# Nov 18 2004 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Well my set up was just myself and a 61RNG. I could've gotten a 60MNK and 50WHM to help, but RNG said he could easily solo it, so I thought ok. We went, killed surrounding yags, tp up. I traded cherry, Vaa casts Thundaga 370+ dmg to me, then 218 Critical, I had 25 HP left then ><. So I just backed off and RNG killed it with 10 arrows easily, had about 700/900HP left.

So basically 1 60+ DD should be fine, but I recommend a healer too, just sit back enjoy the show, & Stun when you see him start to cast (You can't stop everything, but every bit of HP saved helps)
Dead good^^
# Nov 15 2004 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
i took him down yesterday. the pt set up was some friends from my ls. we were a 41drk/war(me) 55sam/thf and a 55drg/war. i went down to 74 hp from 853... they were at about 500 each from above 1100 (i dont remember). we started with DRG provoking SAM used SA+WS at 300 tp then he used 2 hour and more WS to skillchain then DRG used penta thrust to finish him. first WS did 800^ second 600^ then SC for 200^ then third for 700^ and SC again for 200^ and DRG used wrong WS so no final SC but it killed NM. it was fun. im waiting to use the scythe now ><
Fyrzabre: 73DRK/WAR /THF Rank: 9-2
Server: Titan
Damm Rotten Yag
# Nov 12 2004 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
229 posts
My experiences :

Ok I decided to give this a shot with me (nin52) and a blm friend of mine (50).

First time we gave it a try it did Aga's like they were going out of fashion...in fact I am sure he did his first Stonaga 2 before he actually spawned.

I was taking a major battering and after him unloading all his mp on us (about 360dam per aga) he eventually got the better of the blm which left me and him. I had some shadows, 96hp and 96% tp and him with a slither of hp remaining. I knew whoever got the next hit would win........he used MANAFRONT (shows how much mp he hit us with) did an AGA and It was all over.

My Blm friend went to hp and was going to come back so we could revise our tactics and whoop him. While lying dead on floor a Pld farming tripped over my corpse and offered a raise which I gratefully took (lvl 58). I asked him to offer a helping hand and he kindly accepted.

Anyways, blm gets back we re engage that dirty mob and......its a piece of cake, we all end up with near full hp (pld used 2hr as he was subbing thf).

do you know why?......the damm thing didnt even do one aga, just his pathetic physical attacks (about 40 a hit on me) and maybe a poison 2 to show that he was actually a blm.

I was chuffed that he was dead but a bit pis**d at the fact that if he would have acted that way the first fight the 2 of us could have taken him down easy.

So long story short (too late i know ^^) It can be done with 2 50's however just depends on if the yag is feeling magically fustrated at the time!!!

Btw Thanks to Takedown (pld) for the raise and help and Imarian for always been there for me ^^
Windurst Rank 10
NIN 75 DRK 75 BST 75 RDM 75 SMN 75 SAM 68 BLM 60 WAR 51 WHM 38
Cooking 94
# Oct 26 2004 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
This was so easy. I got the cheery from a vendor in Bastok (they had control of Kolshushu or wherever i could get it) Then me ( 42drk) another 42 drk a 53 drk and a 54 rdm went a fought the thing. It was easy both times we did it. Though it seemed to be a bit tougher the second time. I think he was a bit mad and was chaining ga spells.
Getting Scythe
# Oct 20 2004 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I took me a while to get on this quest actually, I was lvl 46 when I did it. I found whenever I went to Bastok to start it, I'd always get a PT invite and have to turn around, I never turn down invites as DRK, because they are so rare =(.

Anyways, Me and 2 LS buddies came along to help me on this.
DRK46/WAR23 <-- me
WHM40/BLM20 <-- (Was hepling do him AF1 as well)

When we got to Giddeus, I Decided to look at some posts on Peoples experiences on the NM, i realized we had no chance VS him alone.
I decided to look around the area to see what I could find. "Hmmm 62MNK/31WAR LFG" Maybe he will hlp. Sure enough, he tagged along to help me kill him, so we went to the ??? in bottom part of Giddeun, i go to trade Cherry to it, and nothing happens!!! I forgot to go to the Library in windy!! oh well i walked back to windy, and back to giddeus, and thank god the mnk didn't leave. Three of them gathered up 300%tp while they waited, and before we started, MNK boosted up his Chi Blast. When he spawned, we had no trouble at all, he got to cast one AoE spell, for about 200, and in less the a min, he was dead.
I go back to bastok, Obtained Item: Raven Scythe
Rank5 DRK50/WAR25
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name - Menardi
Rank 10
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Overkill like whoa
# Oct 16 2004 at 4:36 AM Rating: Decent
972 posts
So we were helping a DRK in our shell get his AF1, and we weren't sure what to expect. I read a few posts on here, and they put me under the impression that this guy is a tough cookie. So we started recruiting some of the other people in the shell. The party ended up as

40DRK (his AF1)
45SAM (me)

So, basically, we wasted this guy. About a third of the way into his hp, the DRG fired a 300% Penta Thrust for 973. The plan was for me to follow with a Tachi:Enpi for skillchain, and then use my 2-hour and toss a few more Enpis on. Well, I only got off the first before this guy bit the dust. I was confident going in, but I never expected us to blow him away like that.

This was the second time I had fought him. The first time, a 58SAM used their 2-hour and 4 Tachi:Jinpus later, we had a dead Yagudo. Both times the fight was laughably easy (though we were laughably overprepped).

Manafont was not an issue in this fight because we killed him before he got a chance to really use it. I can't honestly say whether he got silenced or not. I think he did but it all happened so fast, I cannot really say for sure.
Formerly Valhallodin of HouseAtreides on Caitsith
Caitsith - San d'Oria - 75SAM - 75RNG - 65WAR - 45THF - 44PLD - 40NIN - 36BLU - 30DRG

# Oct 14 2004 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
im a lvl 40 drk right now but im planning on doing the quest around 41 or 42,i have a 45 paladin,55 paladin,50 whm,50 blm, and a 50 drk comming along, will this be an easy fight?
# Oct 16 2004 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
972 posts
Yes, it ought to be.
Formerly Valhallodin of HouseAtreides on Caitsith
Caitsith - San d'Oria - 75SAM - 75RNG - 65WAR - 45THF - 44PLD - 40NIN - 36BLU - 30DRG

# Oct 13 2004 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
51 posts
drg 60 war 65 = easy fight

i got 300 tp,pulled off a 1300 damage penta thrust,warrior gets 300 tp does 900 damage and the fight was over..fastst nm fight i ever had
Diabolos Server
# Oct 04 2004 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
213 posts
My PT:
41RDM (me)
(yes, we were bored)

While we waited for everyone to arrive, I accidently got Hoo Mjuu (no drop) and we all filled out inventories with crap. When we finally killed it. It took about 30 seconds. I didn't even have time to get off a silence.
Will you say to me when I'm gone, "Your face is faded but lingers on, because light strikes a deal with each coming night." ~ Each Coming Night ~ Iron and Wine
Taru npc
# Oct 01 2004 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Just a correction about Cochal-Monchal's location, F-8 (inside the Optistery) in Waters.

Edited, Sat Oct 2 01:04:53 2004
real easy
# Sep 30 2004 at 2:57 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
just finished this quest with a 64 drk and 59 drk.
it was easy, the hardest part was messaging countless people for help, the 64 drk said "she" could solo it, so we were off.
we got there put the cherry down, got hit, didnt do much, 64 voked, hit i hit 59 hit it died. 64 did like 1200 damage, that pretty much did it, i saved my ws till the end so i could see Meeze defeats whatshisname. but gotta go finish =)
Quetz server
43 Drk
30 War
26 Pld
A little disapointed
# Sep 26 2004 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
435 posts
Well, I finished this up last night. My LS buddies and I had deciede to do all of our AF1 fights in a row. We were a 42 PLD/WAR, 43 PLD/WAR, 43 WHM/BLM,and a DRK/THF 43 (me). After spending some time finding two people to join us for all 3 fights (a BRD/? 50 and a BLM/SMN 43), we all met at Ordelles's Caverns for the PLD fight. It went great. No problems at all. So we headed to Valkurm for the WHM fight. It also went great! So then I said we needed to Teleport to Mea and go to Windy for my fight (I still needed to talk to the guy in the Opistery and get a cherry). Suddenly the BLM had to go help his LS and the BRD was falling asleep. So we were now 2 members short. But we head there anyways hoping to just grab 2 more members and finish up. My Buddies headed to Giddeus to start looking for members while I went to Windy to finish up stuff there.

As soon as I enter Windy, one of the PLD's say, "Hey, I have a BLM 46, but he wants us to pay for his transportation." Well, no problem, the guy was in Quicksand Caves, our WHM could just teleport to Altep and grab him, then Teleport back to Mea. But by the time we told him that, he was back in Jeuno (he used an instant warp scroll). So, we tell him to take the airship, but he says "You don't know how much I am helping you, do you?" So we told him not to bother. He insisted he was coming though. So we wait for him for a bit while looking for another person to help, but none around are free at the moment (Even though they were LFP).

Finally the BLM gets to Giddeus and he has switched himself to anon. He tells one of our PLD's that he needs his shield. We all went, Huh? Suddenly, he equips full PLD AF armor. He was over lv. 60 and changed jobs just for this. Needless to say, Vaa Huja was owned. I got my item and got my scythe, but I was disappointed that we didn't beat this guy with a party full of consistant levels. Truely, I didn't want high level help.

Oh, and just for the record, his AOE sweep attack is nasty. Hits hard and stuns for a long time. Sleepga isn't very nice either.
Tyros - MoonlightAngels - Bahamut
DRK 75/BLM 75/PUP 69
Windurst, San D'oria, and Bastok Rank 10, CoP/RotZ Bahamut v1, ToAU complete, WotG currently all caught up
wasent that hard
# Sep 25 2004 at 4:16 PM Rating: Default
2 posts
Me (DRK 41),RDM (43),NIN (51),DRK (44) and DRK (56)(lots of drk did the trick).
The nin tanked with Utsusemi:ni, while we,the drks did some major demge.
Not alot of healing were needed ^_^
Pretty easy
# Sep 23 2004 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
595 posts
I more or less soloed this as 57 DRK.
He got me down to around 150 HP before I killed it.

Used drain a couple of time to regain HP + 2hour+souleater is a nifty combo ^^

Mages please stand back, it does some nasty AoE + Sleepga. Had a 58 BLM&41 DRK with me but they were asleep almost the whole battle because of sleep.
Sometimes, you can't make it on your own..
# Sep 21 2004 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
I went to fight this thing the first time with 42 drg, 40 drk (me), 53 blm, 25 rdm (mistake), 47 sam. The rdm was a noob and kept prancing around when I kept asking if everyone was ready. I asked if he would help out since we helped him get his key for Kazam. Well I spawned it and pulled it. Done 200 damage to me first hit. Sam provoked it then it did an AOE that killed the rdm in one hit. I was the next to die and then was the drg. The sam died right after drg fell and few seconds later the blm fell. We took a quarter chunk of this guys life and we died in a few short seconds. Everyone said they weren't ready even though they said ready 3 or 4 times...

Second time went as 42 drk, 69 whm, 57 drk, 42 drg. We did better and the drk tanked. We killed it fairly fast and did almost die a few times.
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Titan Server
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# Sep 11 2004 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I did this with a 61 mnk, 59whm, and me a 44 drk This was extremely easy, mnk used hundred fist whm used holy and some other stuff, and then finished it with Raging Fist. the mob didn't even have time to pull of manafont. Silence resisted though so I'd try and get an rdm or someone who can silence it for sure.
# Aug 26 2004 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
wow uhh i did this today with a few people from my ls , 60drk 58whm 55brd 50war and 40drk(me)

didnt last long at all and this seemed like a total joke

started off the 60drk got 300tp and did guillotinefor 980 some then the warrior did rampaging axe for like 400 after that it was prettymuch over.. drk hittin for over 250 each time lasted probably about 30 seconds just get some high level help

at the beginning the nm casted bio2 on me took 100 dmg and about halfway through it used manafront and did footkick or whatever and tank took about 400dmg other than that it was pretty funny to watch

hope it all helped or what not
RE: wow....
# Aug 30 2004 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
123 posts
well, your wrong about the war....warrior DOES NOT get rampage until 55.....so i dunno what you were seeing
# Aug 26 2004 at 6:36 PM Rating: Decent
oops sorry bout he double post

Edited, Thu Aug 26 19:41:11 2004
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