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Blade of Death  

Realm:Bastok
Start Area: Bastok Mines
Start NPC:Gumbah (J - 7)
Type:Job Related
Prerequisites:Blade of Darkness (Dark Knight Flag Quest)
Related Areas:Gusgen Mines
Min Level:30
Max Level:75
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Items Required:Chaosbringer
Letter from Zeid
Title Obtained:Black Death
Items Granted:Deathbringer
Last Updated: Mon Jan 24 07:53:57 2005

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Summary

You've received a letter from the dark knight, Zeid. He says he has a new trial for you and Chaosbringer.

Description

After completing the Blade of Darkness, head to J-7 and talk to Gumbah again. He'll give you a letter from Zeid, telling you that you can complete the Chaosbringer sword.

Use the sword to deal killing blows to another 100 mobs, bringing your total kills with the weapon to 200. Then, head to J-7 on the first map of Gusgen Mines and trade the greatsword to the ??? at the small pond. Afer a cutscene with Zeid, you will receive your new Deathbringer.

If you threw away the original sword, you can take the boat in Palborough Mines again to get a new one.


To read the transcripts and see videos for this quest, see the Blade of Death Spoilers page.


Quest Series

Although this is not a job flag quest, this quest is a continuation of the Dark Knight Flag quest.

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Cant get the sword!
# Jul 21 2007 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
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hmm... someone here?

i have a problem:
if i trade the sword to the "???" i get the message:
You cant pick up deathbringer!
Sort your inventory and try aggain!

i killed 100 monster for the drk quest and 100 more for
the upgrade quest!

someone any idea where the problem is?
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Cant get the sword!
# Jul 24 2007 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
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do you have more then one slot open? make sure you have room for it, by that i mean two slots.
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Easy to get kills
# Jul 13 2007 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok hopefully to get people to stop asking the same question over and over. This quest is really simple people, don't make it harder then it is. I Did this with a level 18 War in an hour and a half. How? here let me tell you;

1. Talk to Gumbah again. (ie follow the instructions above.)

2. Change your main to War or Drk. Here i was an 18 War making it easy to "farm"
Also if you have auto-target off turn it on.

3. If you're 18 you can easily farm so get yourself a ranged attack, This MUST be something that won't kill bees outside of bastok if you actually hit it. I used a level 14 boomerang.

4. Go outside, Range attack a bee and repeat this on a bunch of bees until you have a bunch of them, I tended to go with 10. Note: I didn't rest this entire quest. How ever you can rest, zone, die stop go as you please.

5. once you have a good number of bees, turn around and face them. get more then one on your screen so your Auto-target (that you turned on in step 2) will work.

6. draw your sword, you'll attack kill one, go on to the next. if you're lucky you'll have a few that your ranged attack it and it will only take 1 swing to kill it, then your auto attack will go moving you to your next target. (assuming you can see them.) This will eliminate that long wait period between attacking mobs and often you can get a few kills in the matter of no time.

7. You will probably have to move while killing bees as they will circle around you, don't be afraid to move around a bit. I found keeping my target locked and going into first person view to make a quick spin around the mob made things easier.

8. once you have all 100 of your kills head to gusgen mines. Hint:if you bring sneak you will be fine.

9. Head to (J-7) on your first map.
- right
- left
- right
- right

10. trade your sword to the ??? you find there, make sure you have sneak up so the NM and other monster don't bother you. Watch the cut scene, he'll give you you're sword and you're done. yay.


Edited, Jul 18th 2007 7:32pm by Ayllith
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watch out for schmidt
# Jan 29 2007 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
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i completed this quest this morning with my 35drk just so i could make a little gil off of the sword instead of dropping it, and i was bored. but just a word to the not so wise in case anyone else doesn't know (because i had no clue). the place where you go to trade the chaosbringer to the "???" in the pool at gusgen mines is also the same spot where a NM named Smothered Schmidt spawns. he is a lvl 36-38 ghost NM. i know this because he killed me on my first attempt at trading the sword. i saw his name and knew it was a NM, but before i could run he bound me and beat the crap out of me. when bound wore off i thought i might still have a chance to run and had 250hp left. then he slept me. after a couple spells and a critical hit my 35drk was waking up in southern san d'oria again. made the choco trip again and figured he wouldn't be there this time since he was an NM after all. thankfully i was right and i was able to trade the sword the second time. just thought i would possibly save someone a little trouble by offering this warning. when you get to the area of the pool and you see a ghost, TURN AROUND AND RUN, the regular ghosts do not spawn in the area near that pool so it can only be the NM ghost. get out and wait, unless you are strong enough to take on the NM. have fun and don't die. (thankfully i did not delevel, but still, grrrrrr).
So easy!
# Oct 07 2006 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I was a lvl 5 drk b4 i started this, adn all i used was stone, then one slash with the Chaosbringer incredibly fast killing. :D
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Easy Counting method
# Sep 20 2006 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
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When you get this sword, switch to your new DRK, then start killing nothing but Wild Rabbits. Just bash them with the sword. No weaponskills, no magic, just bashing. When you reach level 5, you have just over enough kills (113 kills exactly).

Why do I say Wild Rabbits instead of Huge Hornets? Final Sting messes up the math. If they use it 14+ times, you're screwed. Just slaughter the helpless bunnies.
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Easy counting method
# Sep 20 2006 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
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When you get this sword, switch to your new DRK, then start killing nothing but Wild Rabbits. Just bash them with the sword. No weaponskills, no magic, just bashing. When you reach level 5, you have just over enough kills (113 kills exactly). Why do I say Wild Rabbits instead of Huge Hornets? Final Sting messes up the math. If they use it 14+ times, you're screwed. Just slaughter the helpless bunnies.
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ridiculousness
# Apr 25 2006 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
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This is almost too much....100 kills in S.Gustaberg, with a lvl 10 anything really does not take that much time. At lvl 30 100 kills is quick and easy. And at lvl 50 it flies by. Are ya'll really serious about starting this quest...then quitting before you finish the 100 kills??? It's ridiculous!! Just kill and finish, the DRK flag, and Deathbringer quests are so friggin easy.
Cecil?
# Apr 16 2006 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Hmmm.

I'm lvl 28 DRK; so this sword's usfulness is long past; and i never actually used it.

My GSword skill is atrocious.

Either way, isnt Deathbringer the same sword you get in Final Fantasy IV (Japanese 4) for Cecil; the DRK main character?

Man, XI is so heavily based on IV its cool.

I'm just playing through IV now; the similarities are amazing.
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Pond Location
# Feb 18 2006 at 1:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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I can confirm that the ??? for this quest is indeed located at J-7 on the first map of Gusgen Mines. (I ended up going in much further than was necessary.)

To get to the pond:

1) Walk into the mines until you hit the first intersection (4-way), where you take a right.

2) At the next intersection, take a left (going right leads to Oldton Movalpolos, good times).

3) After a short distance, there will be a tunnel off to the right. Take this one.

4) Following the bend, there will be another tunnel going off to the right. This takes you to the pond (J-7).

5) At the pond, there is a ??? at the edge of the water. (It seems to be the only one in the whole room.) Trade the Chaosbringer to it, and you should get a cutscene.


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where is the ???
# Jan 25 2006 at 4:33 AM Rating: Decent
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there is like 5 ??? in here so where do i find the one for this quest
Speedy Chaosbringer tactic
# Aug 17 2005 at 8:15 AM Rating: Decent
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This is how i eliminated the 666 delay of the chaosbringer:
Lv 25 War/Thf - Outside bastok-
i took 1 swing at a bee and switched target to the next bee i seen and swung at that bee and switced target - continue until you have 5 bees after you and now when you finish off a bee the delay will be reset and youll kill all 5 bees without a long delay time to engage since you will auto target the next bees.
hope this helps you guys out - definately helped me out.
Fun
# Jun 04 2005 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Actually, when I completed this quest, I just used it (the Chaosbringer), as my starting weapon on my Dark Knight from level one. If you kill mostly Easy Preys with the occasional Decent Challenge thrown in, you will hit the 100 kill mark right around level 5, when you can equip the upgraded sword. So really, there's no reason NOT to do this quest, it's simple and easy, and you level up your new job while you're at it too ^^
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# Mar 18 2005 at 5:48 PM Rating: Default
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sorry bout the double post >.<
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weaponskills
# Mar 18 2005 at 5:47 PM Rating: Default
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im a 63 drk and i got the job using WS, AoE WS, zoning you name it. just have to kill the mobs with the sword it doesnt matter if you WS or not. im proof of that. now im doing this here quest for fame. obivously at lvl 63 i could care less about the deathbringer. but at least the title is somewhat cool ^^
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# Mar 18 2005 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
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im a 63 drk and i got the job using WS, AoE WS, zoning you name it. just have to kill the mobs with the sword it doesnt matter if you WS or not. im proof of that. now im doing this here quest for fame. obivously at lvl 63 i could care less about the deathbringer. but at least the title is somewhat cool ^^
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Too easy
# Mar 14 2005 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Just way too easy...

I did this as 52 WAR/THF. I killed the critters outside of Bastok in one hit, no trouble at all. Bees, worms, the occasional sapling. I imagine on a lower lvl you might have to whack them a couple times...which could be annoying. But, at that lvl, you can PUNCH them and kill them. Actually, I tried that and did more dmg with punches than the sword at times.

The whole DRK flag quest was rediculously easy...but then, I didn't attempt it until I was level 52, so none of the mobs in the mines even DARED aggro me.

As far as upgrading to this Deathbringer...well...I bought it in Sandy for 3k so I reeaally dont see the purpose of that. I suppose, though, SOMEBODY has to do it.

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Answering All the Big Questions
# Mar 12 2005 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
You do not need 200 additional kills. You need 100 kills on top of the original 100 kills that you used to unlock the DRK flag.

I'm guessing that if you dropped the sword, you need to total 200 kills since those initial 100 kills have been erased.

You can die, zone, log, change jobs, and do whatever else you want as long as that final tally totals 200.

Also, I didn't talk to Gumbah until I finished doing all my kills, so you do not need this quest active before your kills start getting counted.

Edited, Sat Mar 12 21:26:13 2005
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Help
# Mar 05 2005 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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ok few questions for detahbringer.

1. Do you need 100 kills or 200 kills?
2. I have gotten 100 kills, i traded the sword to the spot and it said nothing happens

if i need 200 kills, that would explain the reason why i cant get the deathbringer
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RE: Help
# Mar 08 2005 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
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don't forget not to zone until youave done the 100 kills. easist way to do this is to equip the Chaosbringer to your higher level war(or other job that can use greatsword) and go right outside of towns
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Pond location
# Feb 15 2005 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Pond location with the ??? is at J-7 as mentioned below in a post.

As i tried trading the sword nothing happens, then it says I see monster tracks.

Either this is not the right spot? Or i have not killed 100 enemies yet. I'm going to kill 50 more and try again.
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Subject Change
# Jan 21 2005 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Ummm Can anyone tell me what the macro is to change weapons?I dont get on this website much so can someon eplease e-mail me. gregvalania@yahoo.com >thanks.
RE: Subject Change
# Jan 25 2005 at 10:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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use this macro:

/equip main "Chaosbringer"

always put the item name is it appears in the Equipment menu, sometimes the equip menu uses abbreviated words, for example, my healing macro:

/p .:[Healing HP]:. <call12>
/heal
/equip body "Nomad's Tunic"
/equip hands "Vgd. Gloves"
/equip legs "Nomad's Hose"
/equip feet "Vagabond's Boots"

in the inventory menu the gloves are called "Vagabond's Gloves" in the equip menu they are "Vgd. Gloves"

be sure if there are capital letters in the name of the item, you have to capitalize it:

/equip main "chaosbringer" -- will not work...
/equip main "Chaosbringer" -- you are teh man...

Edited, Tue Jan 25 10:27:50 2005
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Time saver
# Jan 18 2005 at 4:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I did this in about half an hour as a level 8 warrior/mnk.

The secret? I equipped my craptastic Wax Sword +1, whacked the mob (bees and tiny mandragoras just outside of Windurst) once, then used a macro to swap to the Chaosbringer to finish it off.

As long as the Chaosbringer is the sword that deals the finishing blow, then the kill counts. Saves a LOT of time and heartache doing it this way. I saw a level 75 WAR that couldn't even kill the mobs as fast as I was, because he was ONLY using the Chaosbringer and it's just so weak.

I recommend doing this on a low level war-as obviously a high level Warrior trying this will one-shot the mobs to death unless you pick stronger mobs to attack.

I hope this helps some of you out who are trying to do this. You don't need to take hours/days/weeks to complete this if you just play it smart. ^_^
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RE: Time saver
# Jun 19 2006 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
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The 75WAR must have had a low Great Sword skill.
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RE: Time saver
# Jun 16 2005 at 2:52 AM Rating: Decent
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LMFAO nice one!!! You can one shot them at lvl 30, 2 hits MAXIMUM. I don't know why you would want to do it as a lower lvl because you'll just have to rest instead of never having to as 30+.
RE: Time saver
# Jan 31 2005 at 12:28 AM Rating: Decent
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The 75WAR can kill it in one hit...
I did it as 30WAR and it was one hit to kill the mob with Chaosbringer
zones
# Jan 07 2005 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
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can you kill mobs in diffrent zones and still get the advanced version still??? or do you have to stay in the same zone?
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RE: zones
# Jan 25 2005 at 10:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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All you are doing is completing the quest again more or less, you can zone and the counter will not reset...as long as you change main job to DRK (since you just got it) or WAR, ur fine...
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quest confusion
# Nov 29 2004 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I did the flag quest, became a drk, and kept on killing without gettin the quest, I killed 188/200 in total before gettin this quest, i killed about 30 more to be safe and try it out and i got the deathbringer, so I dont believe you need the quest then kill 100 because I just accomplished it

Again, Killed 188/200 before getting the deathbringer quest and got the Deathbringer

Hope it works for you too.. I think i did it this way but then again i have a short memeory, im 99% sure this will work

Edited, Mon Nov 29 21:29:50 2004
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Quest first?
# Nov 14 2004 at 11:18 PM Rating: Default
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Do you have to get the quest before you can start killing the 100 dudes?
#Fike, Posted: Nov 14 2004 at 11:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Do you have to get the quest before you can start killing the 100 dudes?
this is all you need to know
# Nov 11 2004 at 6:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok... just so everyone is on the same page and there is no more confusion...

1. You cannot kill the monsters with Magic, DOT spells, Weapon Skills, or suicide (as mentioned before... many, many times)
2. You can zone, log out, die, and do any other possible thing that your little imgination can come up with, and still complete this quest.
3. You could, theoretically, buy this sword from the AH... but this is also a one-time-only quest that is worth the fame at least.

Now before anyone decides to try and prove me wrong... I have completed both the DRK flag quest and this quest. My main job is WHM, so I could care less about DRK... so when doing these quests, I zoned several times... changed jobs to go level... farmed... went back to the quest... logged... came back to kill more... zoned... changed jobs again.... leveled again... and came back to kill more... etc.... etc...

So, in conclusion... yes, you can play the game normally and as long as you EVENTUALLY kill the appropriate number of monsters with the respective sword, you finish the quest.

I hope that there is no more confusion about what you can or can't do now.
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confim and 2nd that, I wanted DRK, haven't done this part yet but when I did the DRK flag I did everthing mentioned, logged out, changed job, etc, etc., how ever I logged how many kills and when I hit 100, I went to NPC, bang got the flag,
does a raise still count?
# Nov 07 2004 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent
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i know this question has probably been asked 1000 times before but, if u die, can u be raised and have the kills still count? or, are u back to square one if u get killed?
RE: does a raise still count?
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Quote:
i know this question has probably been asked 1000 times before

This question has been asked 1000 times, please read the forums before posting a question, most likely its already been answered in about 20 different ways...

to answer the question: your fine if you die, just kill 100 mobs with that sword...if you kill 99 and then decide to lvl ur WHM from 1 to 75 in a year, you can still come back at the end of that year, kill one more mob , and the sword is yours...
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100 kills
# Nov 03 2004 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I finished this quest last night with just slightly over 100 kills with the Chaosbringer. I only used the Chaosbringer (no other weapons or ranged weapons). I did this over the course of a couple weeks off and on. I got all the kills leveling my Dark Knight from level 1 to 6. I used Stone as a spell several times, but never killed an enemy with it. I had used Hard Slash and in some instances killed a mob, but didn't count those kills. I learned Stone and Poison during the course of the kills. When I traded the sword to the ??? I was a level 57 Samurai / 28 Warrior. hope this clarifies things a little. I know i was rather confused.
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# Oct 14 2004 at 1:50 AM Rating: Good
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just looked the info up on KillingIfrit. To get Deathbringer, you must kill a total of 200 enemies with chaosbringer. this is 100 over the amount you killed to get the Dark Knight flag. If you threw away the sword, however, and got a new one, the coutner was reset, and you must kill 200 enemies after getting the new chaosbringer in order to get the deathbringer. hope this clarifies things a little. I know i was rather confused.
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# Oct 03 2004 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I got this quest as a lvl 17war/8rng and i got Zeids letter after talking to goombah, i still had my chaosB saved in my safe ever since i completed the drk flag quest. I did not throw it awya,, i kill 90 monsters, then got d/c and killed 30 more to be safe, i was at 120 kills with intermittingly using a WS here and there. i went to the ??? in gusgen mines, and it said "nothing seems to be happening" my LS told me that it can only be done once every so often, (meaning someone else already traded to the ??? b4 me). im not sure, but that could explain why alot of people killing off 100+ arent getting it. the ones killing 200+ can be coincidentally trading it to the ??? long after no one else has traded to ??? (just a theory (im gonna log out and try trading it again later, and post my results)
did 200..
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I unlocked DRK ages ago, and threw away the chaosbringer. In my adventures in palsborough i tossed maybe 3 more. Then I got another to do this quest. I did 100 kills, not enough. I did 150. Not enough. I cleared 200 (210) and I got it. Mind you I used NO weapon skills and no magic. All I did was draw sword, hit monster until dead, sheathe sword, repeat.
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I took very good tallies, when I counted up exactly 100 tallies the first time I went and got my DRK job, then the second time I counted up exactly 100 tallies went to Gusgen and got the Deathbringer, One thing you have to remember is if you kill a mob with a weaponskill it doesn't count so i didn't add it to my tally, also if your in gustaberg which alot of people seem to be, when you're fighting bees, if they use final sting and kill themselves that doesn't count and wasn't added to my tallies, if you're fighting gobs and they fail at a bomb toss and blow themselves up that doesn't count and was not added to my tallies.
I also know you can switch weapons as i switched between great axe, scyth, and the chaosbringer.
And you don't have to do it all at the same time. I actually did mine over the course of 3 days.

[edit] whoops, didn't notice that there was a second page, I was wondering why I couldn't see my post. looks like the information I stated was already said.

Edited, Sun Aug 29 17:47:02 2004
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# Dec 02 2006 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
yea i tallied on a piece of paper as well and it helped (i didnt want to waste my time going back unless i knew i had all the kills) i also used my 30 war/thf to use SA and that helped greatly as well
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Here's a few rules when it comes to using the Chaosbringer.

1) No Magic kills, by nukes or any other means.

2) No suicides, if a goblin tosses a bomb and kills himself that way, it won't count. If a bee uses "Final Sting" that won't count either.

3) If a DOT (Damage Over Time) spell ends up killing the mob it won't count either. Normally the message will be "Bee has fallen to the ground."

4) You must deal the final blow with the sword, it must say "Hit Bee for X damage. Bee has been slain by Me."

5) You can zone and you can even log out without completing the 100 kills in one session. As long as the total amount of kills with the sword is 100 you are fine.

Edited, Fri Aug 20 15:20:52 2004
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Hi. I completed the Flag quest for DRK, got the quest and letter from Zeid from Gumbah again, killed 115 mobs, using WS sometimes, and everytime I trade it to the blind moby pond, I get a "Nothing is Happening" message...can someone help me?
I go there as my 30 RDM/WHM, sword unequipped, and it won't work with trading or clicking on ???.
I kept a VERY close tally of mobs, and've killed 115, didn't drop the first sword, so I only had to kill 100 more, right?
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# Jul 31 2004 at 8:23 PM Rating: Default
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Its not true that weapon skill kills dont count. i kept a carefull tally of my kills and when i got 100 i was able to trde for deathbringer, even though many of my kills were with weapon skills.
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# Jul 29 2004 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Oh mannnnn. I took the time to do this and killed 105 mobs just to be safe, went to the Gusgen Mines, killed a few things that aggroed on the way to the Blind Moby spot at (J-7), then traded it to the ??? and nothing happend. Can you not use any other weapons between the 100 mobs and the trading with the ??? ? What a waste of time that was.
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# Jul 21 2004 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
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OK, so I'll switch to my DRK 12 job and pound another 100+ miserable creatures with Chaosbringer. At that point, do I need to visit Gusgen as a DRK, or can I switch to a more survivable job and take the sword to the pool in the mines that way?
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# Jul 22 2004 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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The answer to this question is: You don't have to be DRK when you take your Chaosbringer to Gusgen. I did all the killing as DRK, but I went to Gusgen as a WHM 38 so I could teleport to Konschtat and sneak past the undead in the mines.

I actually doubt that you need to be DRK to get Deathbringer, since a WAR can wield Chaosbringer, too. Deathbringer is DRK-only, though.
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# May 27 2004 at 10:12 AM Rating: Default
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I do live in bastok... i went to gusgen mines 4 times yesterday expecting a cutscene as i walked right in(thanks alot LS). i am tired of wasting my time.. there is no deathbringer in my AH though. please send me and email.. i will by one off u for double the price..please, HOOK IT UP^.

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# Jun 02 2004 at 11:31 PM Rating: Good
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Nostalgic, it's me Asterlan, the Cutscene is not when you walk into Gusgen, it's when you go to the pond at J-7 (I think) and trade Chaosbringer to the pond, then you get the cutscene.

If you haven't done this, then when I log on next time, then I will help you do that.

Edited, Thu Jun 3 00:32:35 2004
Min Level is incorrect.
# May 03 2004 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Technically the min level is not correct. When doing the DRK flag quest my WAR deleveled down to 29. I completed the flag quest and immediately went to get this quest as a 29 level WAR. So, I don't think you need to be 30, you just have to have completed the DRK flag quest.
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# Apr 28 2004 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Personally I hate such quest that requires killing 100 mobs with the ghetto Chaosbringer, especially my WAR is level 6, hehe.... I have to use my Wax Sword +1 to land the 1st hit, then have Chaosbringer do the rest of the job.

I am doing this quest just because I want to have 1 more completed quest added to my record ;-)

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# Apr 27 2004 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I just got the sword, you can use your warrior, just as long as you kill it with the chaosbringer. Don't need to use drk job. 100 kill for drk, 100 more kills for deathbringer. I do believe if you drop the sword after you become drk, you have to get a new sword and kill 200 with it, but not 100% sure.
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# Apr 24 2004 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Do you actually have to be a DRK as your main job in order to turn this in to the pool?
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# Apr 06 2004 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
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When i did this quest to get the sword i took meticulous tallies of the number of monsters that i fought while i slowly leveled up my Dark Knight and farmed a bit, stopping at 112 kills. I was very disappointed when i ran all the way out to gusgen and the pool wouldn't except my sword, then i ran to the other side and that one naturally wouldn't take it either. So in the end i ghetto warped back to bastok.

The moral of the story is it takes less time to kill an extra 10 monsters than to have to run back out to gusgen. And while gusgen is relatively safe for a level 30 character you never know when the bogey type monster is going to spawn above the pool while you are in the cut scene and start wailing on you. Fortunately, i still got the sword and was only 100 exp shy of 30 after dying again.
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# Aug 06 2004 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Last time i checked. Smothered Schmidt has a very regular spawn rate, in that he spawns very, very often.

He tends to spawn when you cross a certain point near the pond.

I believe he spawns about 30 seconds after you get in range of the ???.

That's just my theory, so be careful during that cutscene. But there's usually lots of high lvl people farming these ghosts, so i wouldn't be all that worried.

And if you think you're gonna have some trouble, just ask a high lvl in the mines to come watch for the ghost to spawn. I'm sure they wouldn't mind getting a malflood ring(even though it's a crappy ring)
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# Apr 05 2004 at 3:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Quests raise your faction in the city they are completed in. Faction determines price of items purchased and sold so that the price is lower the higher the faction and the price when you sell is higher the higher the faction. Faction also gives you access to certain higher level quests that have greater rewards. I do easy quests whenever I can.

Which pond in Gusgen Mines do you trade the sword to?

The pond is at J7 on the first map level of gusgen (entrance level).

This sword is a perfect example of the role as game designer as saddist. The sword simply sucks. You would think that after completing the quest to become a dark knight they would give you a decent sword.

If this was a single player role playing game, the game designer would have given you a decent sword. But since this is massively multiplayer, the game designer sees their role as a player torturer. The more pain they put you through, the more time you will spend playing the game and therefore the more money they will make.

As if the profits from these games were not high enough. Typical massively mutiplayer games take in millions of USD per month.

Why do the game designers put in "features" that simply waste your time. In a single player game many features are added that save you time. On the whole FFXI is better than most other massively multiplayer games in that the designers have put in some nice time saving featues. The boat back from Palabrough Mines is one of those time saving features resembling the ones use in single player games. I love those features. This sword is unfortunately NOT one of those times.

It is a simple equation greed plus a certain level of meanness plus an addictive game and therefore a captured audience equals sadism. This is not unlike the way a drug dealer treats their customers. Interesting parallel?




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didnt work!
# Mar 07 2004 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Okay, i'm utterly confused.

I just got this quest after doing a few levels on my dark knight.

Gumbah tells me to take this letter to him in parlborough mines, but when i go back there, no Zeid!

Am i missing something?
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# Mar 12 2004 at 2:13 AM Rating: Decent
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You do not need to go back to Zeid unless you lost/drop your Chaosbringer.

You can examine that letter under your key items. After examining, you will find that you can start your 100-110 kill as the letter is from Zeid

I had finished my 100-110 kill..but yet to go to Gusgen, i believe it should work ^^

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# Mar 02 2004 at 10:52 AM Rating: Default
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That is the sword you get in the link above.

lvl 5 Damage: 20 Delay: 466 +8 ATTK

Now that is not a bad great sword for lvl 5....

However as someone said... if AH really sells it for 500 gil... and you are already at bastok... how about do bubbling bernie 2 times to get the gil to buy it? that is 2 kills instead of 100 kills... and you can use any weapon or job you want heh.

Also... people that play DRK use Scythe because they have the highest skill cap in that weapon... so if you use Great sword to lvl 10 or 15 that is alot of Scythe skill you will have to gain later. I would guess that having to go back and kill easy mobs to raise skill solo and then convincing a group to allow you to cap Scythe back off would not be worth using a great sword for... which is probably why this thing sells for so cheap in the AH.

And for the guy who was so happy with the name of the weapon... well they don't know the name of the weapon unless they check your gear... however they can see great sword or scythe from a distance... most people prefer the cool scythe look than a weapon with a cool name. I don't know which group of people you fall in... but I would suggest scythe due to looks and skill level caps.

BTW yes I am not a DRK... so I have not done this quest... but I will be doing the DRK flag this week (raised my Great sword skill to 50 to prepare for flag) and I read up on alot of info in this game... so please don't write off this info as useless just because I don't have DRK in my sig file.... it will be there soon and I have done my research.
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# Aug 12 2004 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
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apparently not...the cap for GSD and Scythe for DKR is the exact same until lvl 61...Most people take both a Scythe AND a GSD with them lvling, and use both while killing mobs and getting skillups, and this sword is absolutely EXCELLENT for a long time, until you can get Braveheart.
So no, you haven't done ENOUGH homework, and nobody invites you cause you "look cooler" with a scythe...
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# Feb 28 2004 at 4:22 PM Rating: Default
man i died twice now tryin to go to the pong....... man what should i do/??? i guess just get help from a higher level???
Only 100 additional
# Feb 18 2004 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, after seeing contradictory information in this thread, I thought I'd just like to add that you only need 100 more kills after you receive this quest, not 200 more like some others were mentioning. I assume they either miscounted, or had to reclaim their sword and thus started from scratch.

Secondly, I'd like to add that I had a power outage during the second 100; I logged back in, finished the number of kills I needed, and then went to the pond in Gusgen to claim my prize. So at least logging out doesn't seem to affect your kill count.
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buy it cheap
# Feb 09 2004 at 3:38 PM Rating: Default
don't bother killing another 100, just buy the sword from AH. It sells for 500 in bastok, cerebrus server. Way better than spend another hour running around killing bees and worms.
RE: buy it cheap
# Feb 27 2004 at 9:57 PM Rating: Default
Well i see it diferently myself. Its an excuse for spending an hour to get low level repeatable quest items AND the ability to do a unique quest in and of itself.
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