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True Strength - MNK AF3  

Realm:Bastok
Start Area: Metalworks
Start NPC:Ayame (K - 7)
Type:Artifact
Prerequisites:Ghosts of the Past - MNK AF1
The First Meeting - MNK AF2
Related Areas:Castle Oztroja
Related Mobs:Huu Xalmo the Savage
Mission:6 - 0
Min Level:60
Max Level:75
Rating
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Items Required:Xalmo Feather
Yagudo Drink
Title Obtained:Paragon of Monk Excellence
Items Granted:Temple Hose
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Wed Aug 27 10:53:51 2014

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Summary

You must defeat a powerful Yagudo in Castle Oztroja. The Yagudo in question can be lured out with a bottle of Yagudo drink.

Walkthrough

''Note:Before you can get this quest you must complete both Ghosts of the Past - MNK AF1 and The First Meeting - MNK AF2.

Ayame in the Metalworks asks you to kill a powerful Yagudo in Castle Oztroja and recover the feather he drops as proof. To get him to spawn, you need to trade a Yagudo Drink to a ???. The ??? is deep inside of Castle Oztroja.

How to get there:

Map 1

  • Enter on the bottom floor at F-8, make your way to the Trapped Door at I-8. One of the two levers (random for each alliance) opens the trap and the other opens the door. Have someone use one of the levers and run back in case the trap opens (a mage with Escape is good for this in case they fall in), once you figure out which lever opens the door, have everyone enter and head up the stairs to J-8.

Map 2

  • Enter at J-8 you want to get to the Four Lever Door at F-8. First, head west and south to H-10, then west and north to G-9, when you enter the large open area at G-9 head east into the small circular room, then take the north exit and head west across the bridge to the door. Up to this point at level 60 you should have no aggro. You should now be at the Four Lever Door, flip the switches until you find the combination that opens the door (changes every day). Enter the corridor, at this point mobs will start to aggro level 60 characters, invisibility will get you past the Yagudos. Head west along the corridor and follow it as it turns south, now head up the stairs at F-9

Map 3

  • This map is straight forward enter at F-9 and exit at H-11. In the room at H-9, be careful to avoid the Yagudo Parasites in the pool.

Map 4

  • Congratulations you have arrived. Head north to H-8, the ??? is at the first torch after the corridor widens.

Preparing for the fight:

It is important to clear the Yagudo out of the immediate area of the torch first. If there are no Yagudo around when you arrive, wait for them to pop and kill them. You do not want them to spawn in the middle of your fight. You will see Yagudo Assassins (64-72), Flagellants (62-66) and Conductors (63-67). Once the spawns have been cleared, the Monk should trade the Yagudo Drink to the ??? at the torch, this will spawn Huu Xalmo the Savage.

Huu Xalmo the Savage is a monk and will use 100 fists in the fight. You can elemental seal & sleep him, have a Paladin use Invincible or just spam cure your tank when he does this, the choice depends on party make up. He also has a very high counter rate (my opinion: I can only counter mobs I am facing, so you should be safe if you are on the side away from the tank) so everyone will take damage. Once Huu Xalmo the Savage is dead, the monk should lot on the Xalmo Feather as this is the item required for Ayame.

Head back to Bastok and talk to Ayame again to receive your Temple Hose and learn what True Strength really is.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the monk Artifact Gear quest series:

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wow; ;
# Dec 29 2008 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, so I get all the way up to the ??? and try to trade the item to it. Nothing happens. Again I do it. Nothing happens. By then, im mad. so i try it again. still nothing. I look in my quests bar to find that i didnt activate the quest; ; 3 days later i went to do it again w/ quest active. VERY easy fight. brought along a 75 PLD and a 75 BLM. was overkill lol
Do you have to do the fight as MNK
# Nov 04 2008 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, my question is: Can I switch to another higher leveled job to go do the fight once I have the quest activated?

Edited, Nov 4th 2008 12:20pm by dandantlm
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pld/rdm solo
# Jul 21 2007 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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soloed this as a 75pld/rdm. yea that's right pld/rdm. took 57mins total, but very easy. equipment setup was kaskara, Ice shield, O-hat, SH, Valor gloves, stotic earrin, cassie earring, bomb queen ring, vener ring, gigant mantle, ocean sash, adaman cuisses, gallant leggins, parade gorget. used sole sushi for the fight. stoneskin only wore off twice, main because of time. even without stoneskin the NM was only hitting 5-8 damage when it did hit. it missed me alot even with hundered fist ( which didn't even drop stoneskin) it missed me at least 50% of the time. got 2 links which went down pretty fast. in total with pld/rdm i took 300 damage.. and that was when the 2 adds came. when it 2 hred it spamed ice spikes on it self when did 15 damage per activation. when going as a pld to tank or solo this i highley recomend using ice shield. at least 30% of hundred fists was paralyzed.
Solo~
# Mar 22 2007 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did this as rdm/blu a little while ago. Tav taco, cocoon, and the appropriate -DMG% gear (genbu's etc.) had him hitting for 0 damage with just phalanx up. It's a rather lengthy fight (took me a little over twenty minutes with a friend controlling adds), but ridiculously easy. See a reply post I made a page or two down about equipment used and strategy.
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Solo'ed
# Mar 03 2007 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo - ed this as Nin75/Mnk37, pretty easy, took on adds as well, took maybe about 20-25 minutes, Tanked basically the whole thing using Optical Hat, Scorpion Harness, Seiryu's Kote, Corse Cape, Ethereal Earring + Suppa. kept Hojo, Kuryami, and Jubaku on for most of the fight.
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reraise trick
# Dec 01 2006 at 3:52 AM Rating: Decent
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anyone know if the die reraise trick would work here?
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# Sep 02 2006 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
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We did it!!
# Jun 29 2006 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
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After a little while /shouting and begging for some high levels to help, some good new friends came to the rescue. Since everyone in my LS was too busy to help me, these guys came to my aid. The setup was like this: me(56 MNK), 75 RDM, 75 MNK, 75 NIN, 75 whm and 75 blm.

We got throught it smooth except for the BLM that somehow got hit till death. (;_;) <<i'm still trying to figure out how that happened>> but oh well... thanks guys from my new LS: Chobits

Edited, Jun 29th 2006 at 3:34pm EDT by Shousha
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erm..
# Jun 29 2006 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
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-double post-

Edited, Jun 29th 2006 at 3:55pm EDT by Shousha
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solo'ed
# Jun 25 2006 at 3:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Solo'ed it today 75 rdm/blm. Took about 40 minutes. Had around 3 adds that weren't too bad to handle. Just bind it during Hundred Fist.
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# Feb 05 2007 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't belive you.

I fought this NM tonight, PLD73, SAM75, BLM75 (BLM and SAM with a lot of merits) and even with the three of us continuously magic bursting for 1700+ and nuking him with DoT and Tier IV spells, it still took almost twenty minutes to kill.

A single burst of 1700 did about 3% HP. There is no way a RDM/BLM could possibly solo THIS MUCH HP in that short amount of time.
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# Jun 26 2009 at 9:39 PM Rating: Good
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I just did this as a 75 RDM/BLU using a semi-ok gear set (most of the same gear as the RDM/BLU used below), and it was cake. Between my friend's MNK/DNC and my RDM/BLU the whole fight took about 15 minutes. He never even scratched my RDM/BLU!

So could a RDM/BLU do it solo, plus handle adds in 40 minutes... I'll have to agree, that's entirely possible. A 75 PLD, SAM, and BLM however should of been able to kill him in way less than 20 minutes.
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solo'ed
# Mar 22 2007 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
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You don't believe they did it in *forty minutes*? That's a reeeeally long time, especially given the fact that a rdm can hit it for 50-75 per swing with an additional 18-19 damage on enspell. Throw in joyeuse and appropriate solo equipment, and forty minutes is totally believable with adds.

I just did it on rdm/blu for my 59 monk, and it took 23 minutes. Yeah, he has like 40-50k hp, but he also hits extremely weak. I popped a tavnazian taco, cocoon, phalanx and protect4 - He hit me for 0damage per hit without stoneskin with an occasional crit of varying damage depending on shield block. I didn't even bother binding it through Hundred Fists because it hit for 0 every time. I can reset my memories and fraps a video of it for you if you'd like, but it's honestly not that difficult if you don't have to worry about adds.

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Weapon: Joyeuse
Shield: Genbu's Shield
Head: Walahra Turban
Body: Scorpion Harness
Hands: Duelist's Gloves
Legs and Feet: Wise braconi / pigaches... I don't have rdm gear anymore. D:
Neck: Chivalrous Chain
Ear1: Ethereal Earring (lol... I was expecting this to be more difficult and mp to be an issue, but it wasn't.)
Ear2: Loquacious Earring
Ring1: Jelly Ring
Ring2: Jaeger Ring
Back: Amemet Mantle +1
Waist: Swift Belt

Defense (With cocoon, taco, pro4): 606
Attack: 306
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Only way I could see it taking you 20 minutes to kill with pld, sam, blm is if you had to keep disengaging to handle adds. A friend happened to be there leveling his NPC and coffer key hunting when I got there, so he killed them for me. It's totally believable that it took this person 40 minutes to solo on rdm/blm while controlling adds.

(Now that I think about it - He has a huge counter rate, so likely your SAM friend wasn't doing all that much damage outside of WS. RDM with joyeuse and haste and the limited 9% haste gear I was wearing attacks quite a bit faster and probably for not much less damage. >.>)
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help?
# Apr 12 2006 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone in phoenix that could help me with this? :(
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that sukked and owned
# Feb 23 2006 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
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if you can't tell by the random misspelling this is ferque form quetz server (lost my orig account) and i just duo'd this with a 70 pld, We would melee it on opposite sides (and i can confirm he cannot counter backwards) and oh btw im 74rdm/37nin, anyway i clear room pop it and get reayd for a long fight, he counted me 2/3 attack rounds and was a **** to kill, hundred fists wa snp, <3 chainspell bidn grav, linsk got annyoig but the pld covered them faster than he could solo this nm (which is incredibly slow) anyway 65minutes later im one item closer to mnk af being done and im bout 2 stacks of shihei lighter, basically what im saying is don't have armd solo this for u unless its ABSOLUTEY POSITIVELY the last thing you can do before giving up because people suk badly and won't respoond to your shouts
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# Feb 23 2006 at 4:29 AM Rating: Decent
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sorry double post

Edited, Thu Feb 23 03:31:10 2006
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Duoed
# Feb 20 2006 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Duoed this about ten minutes ago, SAM73 and WHM75. We even brought a few Yagudo Drinks incase we failed the first time, but I (the WHM) just ended up using the extra two during the fight so that I wouldn't have to rest so much (Darksteel Maul of justice ftw). XD Not a bad fight at all once you get past the insane HP.
Too Weak
# Feb 03 2006 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Just thought Id share my experience with this.

PT setup was
75 BLM/WHM
75 NIN/WAR
74 RDM/WHM
73 RNG/NIN
75 WAR/NIN
65 MNK/WAR (me)

Dont ask why I waited so long to get around to doing this, but at my level the Yagudo near the spawn area were EP-DC.

We killed, built TP, then popped NM. Fight was stupid easy. DD stood behind to not take damage from Counter, Ninja had no problem keeping Utsusemi up.

Our original plan was to Sleep him when he used Hundred Fists, but our BLM couldnt get it to stick, so the Ranger used Shadowbind, and we moved out of range. SB stuck for about 45 seconds, so his Hundred Fists wasnt an issue at all.

Second fight we didnt even Bind it, the Ninja just took his beating like a man.

No deaths, no one even into Yellow HP.

Easy NM with good help and smart players.

Another good strat for Tanks that are lower level, would be to either not engage, or tank backwards to avoid heavy Counter damage. Gravity, Bind, and kiting it could also work to avoid Hundred Fists as well, but would require more teamwork.

Hope this helps anyone trying to do this quest.
Activate?
# Dec 09 2005 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
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How you activae this quest?! Ayame keeps talking about the Moblin quests.
Fun Fight
# Nov 16 2005 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Another party set up example:

MNK/WAR 58
NIN/THF 62
SAM/THF 62 <~Me
PLD/WAR 62
BLM/WHM 70
WHM/BLM 70

The NIN and I were out doing a quest when we got a request from our LS to help with this, which is why we both have THF subbed. We also had minimal gear and tools since we planned to go fishing later. But we went anyway to contribute what we could.

The fight was long but intense and fun. The PLD was obviously tanking but he did not have his two hour up by the time we got up there. I (SAM) was doing SATA Tachi: Yukikaze which probably wasn't a good idea and I kept pulling hate. But having THF subbed was probably a good idea as it helped spread damage and hate around.

About halfway down in health, I went to SATA onto the NIN so that the PLD could rest a bit. With my uber 1337 skills, I managed to be one step off and I TA'ed onto myself right as he used Hundred Fists. >.< But it's probably better that way because he would have shredded the NIN. It was still tough to keep me up, but the WHM and BLM managed to pull it off. Three quarters of the way through his Hundred Fists, the MNK used his Hundred Fists which pulled hate obviously. The mages were so busy curing me and the PLD that they couldn't keep the MNK up as well and he died.

The PLD regained hate and we continued to fight. With about 1/5 of his health left, the mages ran out of mp and the PLD ran out of mp. This time, I successfully SATA Tachi: Yukikaze onto the NIN and he tanked while everyone else rested.

The last sliver seemed to take forever, but we eventually won. Raised the MNK and he got the feather.
AF 3
# Nov 14 2005 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Sam 58
Mnk 75
Mnk 66~ me
Mnk 70
Mnk 65
RDM 68
Drg 71
Nin 75
Thf 70+
Bst 75
= OWNAGE!!! i got my feather and testimony in one day yay!
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wow
# Oct 22 2005 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
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This was far easier than I anticipated. I set up a pt to do this for my RL wife that needed it.

The party was:
75SMN
75SAM
74WHM
65SMN
62MNK

easy, very easy. no one broke a sweat, not even when the thing used hundred fists.
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Monk AF3? Nope....more like hell....
# Oct 16 2005 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Party Set up:
75 NIN
69 RDM
60 WHM
57 MNK
56 MNK
54 MNK <~Me

All I can say is...Oh....my...god....15 min. fight
Not only is this NM some tough sh*t but god **** this place is a maze?!

Alright on with the story. This place took an hour or so to navigate this place and when we got to the top....we found that the redmage slept a yag earlier and dragged half of Castle O with him.....Lovely...Death for all (Do you need it?) We were all set for the worst...getting to the top and having to HomePoint....Whm casted reraise though...dsaved all our asses then went on to kill the NM twice first taking 15 mins and second taking about 10 mins. For all you aspiring monks out there...BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST!
NM fight
# Sep 13 2005 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I just finished this last night with my LS, it took a long **** time but we were never in danger. Had to fight it twice for me and another LS member to get our Feathers.

Our party setup was as follows:

73PLD
71WAR
58MNK <--Me
59MNK
57WHM
66WHM

Basically the biggest issue with this fight is that the NM has like 20K+ HP, so it takes a long time to kill. He wasn't doing much dmg to the PLD, but because of the long fight and no RDM the PLD ran out of MP at least 5-6 times, but he was using Earth Staff so between Spirit taker and Yag drinks he was able to cure/flash enough to keep hate and only lost it a couple times.

Since this fight takes so long I definately would recommend bringing 2 healers, we had 2 WHM but a RDM+WHM combo would probably be best.

With 2 healers and a good tank you should have no problem taking this guy out, it took us about 30 min each fight to take him down, so just be sure to have a good plan in place for links as well, cause they will respawn ontop of you during the fight. ><
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# Sep 11 2005 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Just duo'd this for a friend of mine.

75 Thf
60 Mnk
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cannot find help
# Sep 11 2005 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
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i have been shouting in jeuno forever and not one person came to help, if you are on ifrit server please help me ;;
I cheated.
# Aug 09 2005 at 7:05 PM Rating: Good
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Just trio'd him with 2 friends.

75PLD (me)
75BLM
73RDM

Our strategy was very simple... BLM nuked hard enough to hurt him, but stayed just under my hate threshold. His hits averaged 3-20 on me, with a decent amount of counters.

Due to his MNK HP, the fight took us about 8 minutes and no one was ever in any danger.

Elemental seal + bind during hundred fists.

All in all it was kinda boring, but I'm glad to have MNK AF done now.
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Down he went :D
# Jun 29 2005 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I went after Huu Xalmo last night, and here was the setup:

75 mnk/war
68 mnk/sam
60 mnk/thf
60 mnk/war (me)
60 whm/blm
75 brd/whm

I thought that with this setup we'd have a bit of trouble, but I was so wrong it wasn't even funny. We tore through him in a few minutes each time (Since we needed 3 feathers.). My major worry was the fact that he really does have a nasty counter rate, I had 4/5 hits from a Double Attack + Kick Attack come back at me from 80-120 each.

Other than that, no problems at all ^^
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Killing Xalmo
# Jun 25 2005 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I just beat this dude today, here's the pt layout.

75 SAM (galka - he tanked it and never hit yellow HP)
70 RDM (brought along for backup, but he came in handy when we needed to sleep links)
58 MNK (me yay)
58 WHM (strawberrie yay)
And a collection of other level 60's who were doing Genkai Three (they call LB on fenrir o_O not as cool =P)

I noticed that the magic nukes (not necessarily MBs but just magic) did the best damage to him. I did not notice a high counter rate, and although I did not use it, i think I would have been safe using Hundred Fists. He took a long time to kill, but the only real danger were the surrounding yagudo. They were easily slept by the RDM and a few BLMs who were in the Genkai 3 pt.
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# May 30 2005 at 1:47 PM Rating: Default
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# May 21 2005 at 8:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did this with a few LS buddies. Party setup was:

60 MNK/WAR << me
75 RDM/NIN
75 MNK/NIN << tank
75 BRD/WHM
75 WHM/SMN
61 RDM/BLM
65 RDM/BLM

This fight was terribly easy. I was expecting the fight to drag and be difficult, but it was kinda fun! :D

The MNK/NIN (tank) just used dmg to keep hate. When the NM popped hundred fists, the WHM used flash and the NM whiffed for almost the whole 2hr. Aslong as you play it smart and take out links before you pop him, this fight is easy. Just make sure that your tank can either take the hits or evade them ^^
got smn?
# May 03 2005 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
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I answered a random shout in Jeuno last night asking for help on this, our set up was

71pld <-need feather
75thf <-need feather
61drk
65whm
72rdm
73smn <- me

Fenrir tanked 5/6 of the fight, evaded almost more than 30% of the hundred fist.
Eclipes bite did 900-1200, normal melee did 80-100

we did the fight twice for the thf and pld who needed the item, the 1st fight i used garuda, predetor claw hit it for 1600+ damage, but in the long run, Fenrir is a better choice coz of the lower perpetuation cost and higher melee damage adds up in the whole battle.

I suggest getting a 70+ smn for this NM
it was fun, if i had a chance, i'll do it again =)
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Quest
# Apr 23 2005 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
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No idea...

I got the AF3 quest, and then when I spoke to her again, she gave me the CoP Quest... Not sure what you're doing wrong =/
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Ayame's Being A Pain
# Apr 09 2005 at 6:58 AM Rating: Decent
I'm a 59MNK, got all my AF thus far. I go to Ayame, and she gives me a CoP mission instead of my AF3. I looked up what I had to do for it, and it aint hard so I'm just going to do it. However, It seems once I complete this CoP quest she's going to give me another one. Anyone have any ideas on how I can get the AF quest instead, considering I've done all the prerequisits? Or am I stuck doing these missions till she decides to cooperate?

/em slaps Ayame
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RE: Ayame's Being A Pain
# Apr 22 2005 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Hmm.. I got the quest somewhere in mid 50s. I had a similar incident but when i talked to her I got the AF3 cutscene when I was looking for the CoP cutscene. It really should work when you talk to her.
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RE: Ayame's Being A Pain
# Jun 25 2005 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I got two back-to-back quests from Ayame, just keep on a-talkin to her. As for the moblin quest (I think someone asked about that on this thread?) I've done it, you just kill the bombs in Movalpolis and trade sets of 1, 1, 2, 3 and 4 (maybe a fifth also, i don't remember) to a goblin inside. You then get key items to bring back to the taru outside the Steaming Sheep. Reward is the Jaeger Mantle. There's some other quest that involves that galka and a Bugbear NM (he's pretty easy) in there somewhere. Enjoy =P
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Quest needed?
# Feb 15 2005 at 12:53 PM Rating: Good
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Does anyone know whether he can be spawned and the feather can be dropped without the quest active?
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RE: Quest needed?
# Feb 15 2005 at 10:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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I do not believe so. When I did my AF3 run, I popped him, and we beat him. When someone in the alliance who was too low level to get the quest tried to pop him, it wouldn't work. However, she gave me the Yagudo drink, and *I* could pop him a second time. Since the drop is rare/ex, it's probably set up so if you don't get the feather for some reason (disconnect, mis-lot, etc.) you can pop him as much as needed.

So if you are doing this quest with someone who needs it, and you also want a feather for some reason, you can bring multipl drinks and the person officially on the quest can just pop him over and over.

Oh, and I know you didn't ask, but I want to make sure anyone doing this quest understands: MONKS DO NOT USE HUNDRED FISTS AT ALL EVER ON THIS THING!!! With it's extreme counter rate it will absolutely counter you into the ground. I've watched three monks try to 100-fist this thing, and all three times I've watched their HP nosedive.

Edited, Tue Feb 15 22:16:21 2005
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RE: Quest needed?
# Feb 16 2005 at 2:15 PM Rating: Good
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I asked about the quest because I will need to do it, but I have some higher level friends that may be going into the Castle and they offered to take care of this for me. Just want to make sure it can be done so I don't go for no reason at all. Thanks for the info!
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question
# Jan 24 2005 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Just finished fighting him yesterday....wow this is one strong nm. Atm im only lvl52, and iv spoken to Ayame prior to the fight and got the quest.....if i turn in the feather will i get the Temple Hose....or do i have to be lvl60?

Thanks to everyone that helped ^^
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RE: question
# Jan 24 2005 at 11:28 PM Rating: Decent
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If you do everything correctly, you should get the hose, but you just wont beable to equip it till you are lvl 60(assuming thats the lvl it is).
RE: question
# Jan 25 2005 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks alot....ill give it a try tonight.
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Conquered!
# Jan 20 2005 at 12:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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Tonight, I went after the Savage with the following alliance makeup:

74PLD/37WAR
72WHM/36SMN
60MNK/30WAR (Me!)
60WHM/30BLM
60RDM/30BLM
60RDM/30BLM
60RDM/30WHM
60BLM/30WHM
60PLD/30WAR
59MNK/29WHM (Sneak/Invis)
55MNK/27WAR

It was a full alliance, but I can't remember what the other job was. ^^;; That aside, we simply rocked him. Having a high level PLD tank it, while a high level WHM helps with healing, makes it very simple. The PLD was hired help, but he was very kind, patient, and good at his job, so I don't regret paying him at all.

Each MNK, and one RDM (whose MNK is 56), needed the feather. We all got it without a single death. The pops are minimal, and they're enemies that a level 60 PT can easily handle, not to mention a full alliance.

Every time Savage was spawned, the battle went smoothly. I pulled hate an awful lot, which surprised me, but my {Howling Fist} was doing over 700 DMG at times, and we were using a {Distortion} skillchain. This required my disengaging him several times, but that was fine. Otherwise, the PLD managed hate perfectly and absorbed everything like a pro. (He was a Taru PLD, too. Eat that, Taru PLD haters! ^^)

Now, I've got full AF. Whoo to the frickin' hoo!
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RE: Conquered!
# Feb 16 2005 at 4:21 AM Rating: Good
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With a 74 PLD tank, we ruled this thing. He hardly needed curing, only the occasional III + Curaga. Most of the healing went to the melee that pulled hate, like the MNKs with hundred fists /point Kohan :3

The pops were a joke with so many people, and with a good level 60+ish tank you could rule this NM in due time, if not as fast as an endgame tank. It needs to be enfeebled to all **** and the counter is a pain so Regen spells are necessary for melee. Get a bunch of MNK that need this, because in the end, it's still just one yag against a bunch of MNKs, w.

Notes of interest -- stay away from the lake on the way to the top level of Oz. The parasites aggro to sound. Otherwise Oz is invisible and you only need prism powders to navigate safely. ^^
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# Jan 01 2005 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I need more than 6 people to do this? Oh boy.
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AF3 obtained
# Aug 13 2004 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
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I did this quest yesterday.

You do NOT need the quest in order to do this. You *may* need someone in the alliance that has it. I was L61 with the quest, I had a friend who was L54 without it. She was not able to spawn the NM but she gave me the drink and I was able to do it a second time after I did mine. Since the feather is just a drop, she was able to lot on it and she got it. She got the quest and got the hose after going back to Bastok.

We did this comfortably with 13 people, most low 60's, a couple of 50's, and a 74 NIN tank. Clearing the room is important, since stuff spawns fast. You can *usally* find coffer key hunters here, so that may make things easier, since they can either keep the spawns at bay or you can recruit them to help. The more the merrier.

The NM is hard, but not impossible. The NIN tanked wonderfully, and everyone just pummeled away. It does have high counter rate, so everytime someone gained hate, it because a curefest.
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Starting quest
# Aug 07 2004 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm curious about starting this quest. Do you have to be level 60? And is this a cutscene, I went looking for the NPC with no luck.
RE: Starting quest
# Aug 13 2004 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Ayame is in one of the cannonry's in the Bastok Metalworks (K-7) i think. looking straight at the President's office go to the cannonry behind it on the left hand side, she is inside.
it can be done
# Aug 03 2004 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
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you see the other mnk's walking around wearing their temple hose?they did the quest. All you have to do is kill all the yagudo's in the NM's immediate spawn radius then you force pop the NM and bam there it is you kill it you get your feather and you wear the full AF set =)
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# Jul 11 2004 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
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managed to do this with 2 pts of 60.... 1 close casualty though
Origin of title
# Jun 10 2004 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
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'Something to Protect' is the name of one of the pieces of music from FFIX.
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Quest Name
# May 03 2004 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Name of this quest is "True Strength"
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AF3
# Feb 13 2004 at 1:31 AM Rating: Default
If you visited this website, The Bilingual Website of Final Fantasy XI:
http://davidbowie.dyndns.tv/eriwilde/ffxi/job/index.html#
At the MNK page, you'll find that for AF3 the recommended party configutration: 15 members of LV58 at least.
sigh
# Feb 02 2004 at 10:45 AM Rating: Default
well im never going to get this done this sucks we had a level like 70mnk that the enemy's in the area conned decent to so as if the NM wasnt hard enough you have to worry about these killers also



sigh
# Feb 02 2004 at 10:43 AM Rating: Default
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