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Peace for the Spirit - RDM AF3  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Chateau d'Oraguille
Start NPC:Curilla (I - 9)
Type:Artifact
Related Areas:Fei'Yin
Garlaige Citadel
Northern San d'Oria
Southern San d'Oria
Related Mobs:Guardian Statue
Miser Murphy
Mission:6
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
Rating
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Items Required:Antique Coin
Nail Puller
Title Obtained:Paragon of Red Mage Excellence
Items Granted:Warlock's Chapeau
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Tue Feb 15 15:16:16 2005

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Summary

The spirit of Curilla's father Rainemard seems to be trying to say something.

Walkthrough

You must have completed The Crimson Trial - RDM AF1 and Enveloped in Darkness - RDM AF2, and activated Borghertz's Vermillion Hands to obtain this quest.

Start the quest by speaking to Curilla at I-9 in Chateau d'Oraguille. She will ask you to continue your investigation on what had happened to Raimenard, her father.

Next, head to K-6 in Southern San d'Oria and speak with Sharzalion. He says in order to communicate with a spirit, you must throw an old coin into the fountain in the ruins of Fei'Yin. Fei'Yin is located on the far north end of Beaucedine Glacier.

Head to Fei'Yin. Entering with the quest activated will cause a notorious monster ghost named Miser Murphy to spawn at H-8 on the first map, in the room with the large fountain. Head to the fountain room and kill Miser Murphy, which drops an Antique Coin. Trade the coin to the point at the north end of the fountain, also in H-8, for a cutscene.

After the event, return to Southern San d'Oria and speak with Sharzalion. Then speak with Daggao, the Galka down by the stage to the right. Daggao says he found a strange box in Garlaige Citadel that could possibly be opened with a Nail Puller.

Head to Garlaige Citadel. You need at least four people in your party to get through the first banishing gate. Just past the gate to the left is a room with an oaken box. Clear the room, then examine the box. A notorious monster called Guardian Statue will spawn. Kill the Guardian Statue and it will drop a Nail Puller. Trade this to the oaken box for another cutscene.

Return to Northern San d'Oria. As soon as you zone in, you will receive a final cutscene and receive your Warlock's Chapeau.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the Red Mage artifact armor series. See the list below to find out which quest comes next.

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# Sep 28 2009 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
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just soloed as 75 bst/nin with 70 healer npc and 2hred pet (cc) fairly easy never drained once beat the crap outa him in 3 min.beastmasters rock !!!!
easyyyyy
# Feb 13 2009 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
duo'd with ease twice in a row we both needed it lvl 75PLD/RDM and 60RDM/WHM
blu duo
# Oct 29 2007 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Would 2 blu/nin be able to duo these mobs?

Shant :)
blu duo
# Dec 12 2007 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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2 blu/nin um.. possibly with the first fight with miser murphy. but i wouldn't suggest it on the 2nd fight. gl ^^
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# Sep 14 2007 at 1:48 AM Rating: Decent
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just solo'd this as 75 Smn/Whm
had a practice match earlier with Miser Murphy to see what it's like
fought it on a lightsday with fenrir, and got it down to 5% health before
running out of mp and having to zone. ...So, realizing that the problem was mp
I went back to town and re-planned accordingly and compensated for such:
brought with me 2x super potion, and 1 pro-either.
then went back and fought miser again on a watersday and beat it
without much of a problem. ...now, all that's left to deal with is the doll fight. *ws*

miser obnoxious drain hp move which only took around 280 hp from fenrir
...so, it wasn't too bad considered eclipse bite was doing around 955-1300 dmg to it. But still somewhat annoying though.
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# Jun 04 2007 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Attempted to solo Miser Murphy as 73 nin/rdm accompanied by a 75 rdm/whm. Murphy didn't cast any aga spells when I fought him, however his attack rate is probably 1.5 times greater than an average ghost, which I really didn't expect it when preparing for him. He is incredibly resistant magic, particularly dispel which is dark-based, which pretty much leaves his ice spikes up the entire fight. Nuking was piss poor compared to melee atks, so rdm did nothing but paralyna me from ice spikes or throw out a cure. Slow II landed no problem, which helped me big time keeping up shadows with haste on. His accuracy is pretty decent as well, so any attempt to solo this dude will have to be exclusively pushed to thf or nin with capped evasion (to prevent the 500 hp drain per hit) or maybe smn. His hp drain doesn't proc all the time, probably one in three hits is my best guess when I was vulnerable for his multi-attack streak. Not an incredibly difficult fight, but his massive hp drain requires a blink tank or a massive healing support for non-blinkers.

As for the Guardian Statue, his attack rate is probably the same as Murphy's, except he double attacks about 1 out of 2-3 hits. He never used Meltdown in this fight. He has a vast array of TP moves, which the most annoying one is the sleep move that passed through the shadows. He hits like a truck when shadows are stripped, probably 160 damage, however since I was on evasion setup, I didn't get hit much. I had a much easier time killing him when his berserk was up. Alot of damage dealers is a plus to this fight on any setup, otherwise haste is needed for blink tankers that doesn't max out their evasion.
omg too easy
# May 30 2007 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
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This is totally soloable by a 75THF and no need to have capped EVA. Both NM fights were easy as pie to solo.
too easy
# May 30 2007 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
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This is totally soloable by a 75THF and no need to have capped EVA. Both NM fights were easy as pie to solo.
NIN, RDM duo
# May 18 2007 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Just completed both Miser and Guardian with a NIN75 friend and myself as RDM50 (LOL). NIN/RDM and RDM/WHM for Murphy. NIN/WAR and RDM/WHM for Guardian.

Recommend NIN uses WHM, RDM or even BLU on Murphy for those times that other ppl get Sleepga'd, and cures themself when mage(s) are down on mp. Other than the extremely annoying Ice Spikes and a few random Blizzaga IIs he used, Murphy wasn't very tough, just took a few min to kill. Only got into trouble once where NIN got down to 200hp when I was slept.

On Guardian, relatively easy, keep an eye out for Kartstrahl (sleep + dmg). Never once had the doll use Typhoon or Meltdown, but I kept up Barfira just in case the whole time. Patience is key here, since it will take about 7-10 minutes to bring down the doll with just NIN killing.

Good luck to all aspiring RDM wanting their pimp hats!!
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# Apr 16 2007 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Soloed both NMs on my SMN for my RDM mule lol. due to HP drain on murphy did a full zerg with what little eva gear i had for avatars....... took about 6 Predator claws (Astral Flow). My mule didnt really help considering he got AoE killed early lol.

2nd NM i kited it for 10 mins while reading for history lol....lolDoll

EASY EASY EASY any1 on Uni want this done hit me up lol
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# Apr 02 2007 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm 0/2 on the first NM, and haven't tried the second yet (obviously). The first time was an accident, I was with friends killing Shadows for a Teleport-Vazhl map for myself and we didn't realize he was there. Got aggro and after deciding we didn't want to risk dying by trying to kill him (rdm56ish, blu57ish, whm60ish, pld66ish) we ran...but didn't have a map and ended up dying after he cast Sleepga.

The second time was planned, and I went in with 59SMN, 60RDM, 71SMN, 74RDM, and 75DRG, but we underestimated him. I just did my healing and refreshing, being as my melee is...poor, to say the least. We were doing fairly well until we got him down to 30-50% health or so, despite the drains. That's when he brought out Sleepga >_< The higher RDM and DRG woke up, but the rest of us were asleep until they died and Miser came after us. By the time I woke up he was at 10% health or so, but by the time I died a minute or so later he was at over 50% health.

I think we could have won, but we underestimated the mob. Two of us could have had RR up, but neither did (they both thought it would be a breeze), and I half think we should have pulled Miser out of the main room so that when we all died and he respawned we could have simply raised ourselves rather than HPing, and then taking another stab at him. Lastly, after the fight the 71SMN apoligized for taking Miser for an easy mob--he only had Carbuncle out (using his Carby mitts) and if he comes again said he'll use Fenrir.

I'm doing the fight again tonight, with any luck, and hopefully we'll do much better :D
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two whipes
# Apr 03 2007 at 4:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Tried again last night, and beat both Miser Murphy and Guardian Statue. The setup was RDM60, BLU60, WHM63, PLD68, SMN71, and BST75.

The WHM had RR2 up, and we went after Miser and had no issues this time, it went smooth as could be. No one had anywhere they needed to be, so when I asked they offered to help with the second NM as well.

I wasn't sure if we would be enough for him, but it went even better than Miser Murphy. The AoE attack was pretty nasty, but I think the lowest anyone got in health was me, going from 780 to 280 (after a few of them, mind you). We just spammed Curaga/CuragaII/Healing Breeze and it was a piece of cake :)
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# Mar 31 2007 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
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miser murphy was .... fun... Guardian Statue... Evil as always... CS, not too bad. nice story on this one.
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# Mar 26 2007 at 8:45 PM Rating: Good
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easily duo'd the statue with a 74thf/nin(capped evasion) and 60rdm/whm.. easy =D
Tanks
# Mar 18 2007 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Take a ninja tank. The hp drain makes life rather unpleasant on the ghost mob in Fei'Yin.
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Done And Dusted
# Feb 06 2007 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent
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After only intending to get the Garlaige Coffer done during the day, I'd ended up getting both that and this quest completed ^^

Story, as with most Garlaige Coffer hunts, starts at the first banishing gate. After a couple of hours messing around waiting at the third gate with only 3 people, I eventually met up with 2 people who would help, and we managed to get a 4th through shouts (and would you believe it, it was not one person, but an alliance of /anon's looking for their Genkai 1 drop who eventually kind of helped - Gilsellers anyone??) We stumbled through the third banishing gate, and that was it, at last I'd gotten through that gate!

Two of us needed the coffer (Darkrein and me), and we decided to roll for it if we found one. Sure enough, we found a coffer behind the gate, I won the roll (with 992 ^^), and took the coffer whilst the 3rd person with us (a 75 WHM named Turtleman) zoned any aggro. I'd already said I'd help with the last coffer and I stuck to my word, waiting for the repop behind the banishing gate. 35 mins and no pop, so the 3 of us ran to the second gate, and found someone else there who needed it open. Quickly through, and we got the coffer no trouble. Warlock's Tights obtained!

~

On to this actual mission now, and Darkrein had already mentioned they were doing the last AF quest later, and invited me along. First up was Fei'Yin, and the party was 55RDM (me), 75NIN, and 75MNK (called Saube, thanks for the help). On the long run there I managed to get the help of a 72SMN and another MNK who were there for the Shiva fight (thanks to Yunon and the other guy whos name I cant remember)

Miser was a doddle with the setup we had, killed him twice and got the cutscene for us both, then left to get the scenes in Sandy.

Back in Jeuno again, and more help had been recruited for the Garlaige fight. Eventual setup was something along the lines of 75WHM 75NIN 75NIN 75MNK 55RDM and 75RDM. Easy fight no troubles, Silence actually stuck (even from me, the lowest level in the party), and we killed him 3 times for everyone who needed it. Got the cs, and after everyone'd done it was back to Sandy again for the last CS (which is quite funky actually), and the Warlock's Chapeau!

Thanks to Yunin, Turtleman, Potter, especially Darkrein, and to everyone else who helped at all :-)
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# Nov 29 2006 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
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i duod guardian statue (as 71 PLD/RDM) with a lvl 75 BLM/WHM
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Quest start?
# Nov 18 2006 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I cant get this quest to start.
I have the fencing Degen, and the boots.
I have talked with curilla, and Sharzalion, and the npc behind the bar counter. I just get the "you went to the chapel and talked to a ghost how impetious of you" line. I also have talked to guslam in juneo, and have gotten the coffer key for garliage (dont have the tights yet). What am I doing wrong?
Do i need to get the tights bc I have the key? Do I have to have the sword and boots equiped to start the quest?
Any help appreciated.
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Quest start?
# Dec 02 2006 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
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why?
Quest start?
# Dec 02 2006 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
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你一定是有什么地方弄错了,再仔细看看!
Quest start?
# Nov 19 2006 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
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you have to do the gloves first.
Hmm
# Nov 18 2006 at 3:15 PM Rating: Default
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The quest, again begins with Curilla in Chateau d'Oraguille.
She will ask you to continue your investigation on what had happened
to Raimenard, her father.

LIES!

Starts at Sharzalion. Curilla just tells me to sod off.

(Edited, breaks page)

Edited, Nov 18th 2006 at 3:20pm PST by Shtick
Hmm
# Dec 13 2006 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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You must have talked to her after you finished the boots quest and forgotten about it. I just did it, and Sharzalion wouldn't tell me anything until I went to Curilla, who asked me if I would continue to investigate her father's death.
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# Nov 17 2006 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Just thought I would share my experience to this quest as a 75SMN to give another perspective.

~Fei'Yin with Miser Murphy. I was able to find MM waiting at the fountain <G-8>/<H-8>. Doing this solo, I was able to bring it down to 20-30% before I ran out of MP using Predator Claws. Also, it's Drain did 300-400 on my avatars so kiting with Carbuncle wasn't worth it. Luckily, I ran into a friend of mine and his party and myself took it down. It's also possible to duo this with someone that can stick Gravity well and then BP & Release to conserve MP + Refresh if your with a RDM. I tried using Leviathan's Tail Whip, but it missed or didn't stick Gravity well at all. It's moves consisted of Drain, some black magic spells including AM, and added effect Drain. Trade the coin to the dry well before leaving.

~Garlaige Citadel with Guardian Statue. I found the Oaken Box at <G-8>, the first room to the left after passing the first Banishing Gate. I put up Reraise, Stoneskin, etc and summoned Carbuncle. As soon as I clicked the box, Guardian Statue popped and Carbuncle auto-attacked. With Carbuncle Mitts and other equipment to make Carby free, I soloed this NM for about 15-20 mins, going to the corners and waiting for a resummon, basically staying in the area with the multiple rooms and Banishing Gate #1. Finished off with Meteorite at 1% and got the Nail Puller. It basically used a single target move, an AoE attack, and Gravity Field, which I assume is a Gravity effect that's AoE. Try to stay away from the statue if kiting. Trade to the Oaken Box before leaving.

And that's it. I hope this will help and open up other possible strategies.
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Where do you get old coin from?
# Oct 16 2006 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Everyone is saying how easy it is and hard it is but what i need to know is where do I get the OLD COIN from? I have finished all parts and have talked to dude can it be any old coin? Like a beast coin or something? P;ease help me with this information. Or does it take a while to spawn? Do I have to actually trade a coin to it? Or is it an automatic spawn when you enter the room and it take a while to spawn?
Where do you get old coin from?
# Oct 23 2006 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
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It's quite simple, really. It's stated in the above description as well. Kill the NM, Miser Murphy, in Fei'Yin and you'll receive an Antique Coin. Trade the coin to the ??? on the North end of the fountain, and you should get a cut scene. Good luck with getting your hat!

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RDM main?
# Oct 14 2006 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Do you have to be RDM main for Miser to pop? or could I go as a higher level and still have him pop?
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# Oct 14 2006 at 7:43 PM Rating: Good
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As long as you have the quest setted up. You can spawn the NM with whatever job you perfer.
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Statue
# Oct 08 2006 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Okay, just did this AF and found out that Murphy is a cake!
Statue was a basterd! Our lineup was: 75PDL, 75WHM, 75SMN, 65RDM and 60rdm/blm
i'd say that Statue had one bad ass resistance, ES debuff's didin't go in, but i'd say that Statue is a cake when you pull him close to 1# banishgate and have your mage's stand a bit back since bastard's AoE hit me like 200dmg a shot with rdm defense on and 600~ with no defense's and thats bad if you're lil' tarutaru like me! my max HP is like 700~ (O_o). So as long as you pull the bastard near 1# gate and have your mage's away from AoE range it's a cake ^_^
Good luck to fellow redmage's doing their AF's
Ps. i feel your pain!
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Miser Murphy
# Sep 24 2006 at 3:54 AM Rating: Good
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Miser Murphy was a joke. 75THF solo'd in about 2min. Didn't get a chance to go to the Guardian Statue. If anybody on Phoenix is interested in helping me out with this, send me a /tell in game. thanks.
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# Sep 23 2006 at 6:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Miser can definitely be soloed by a rdm with a little luck. I give full credit to Neolirian's post (in here somewhere) about how to solo the hat quest.

Went there as 59rdm/29blm and pulled him with gravity (buffs were Protect 3, Shell 3, stoneskin & blink). He immediately started casting AM so I legged it for the zone. I think the time it takes to cast the AM caused me to lose hate pretty quick 'cos I had to go back & get him. Once he was at the zone I started zoning in, casting DoT, zoning out etc. You need a little luck at the start as you get used to how long to wait before zoning back in - I zoned out near the start with 69 hp after I zoned in to find he'd already slept me! My DoT's were Poison II, Bio II & burn (with relevant ele staves macro'd in). I hit some bad luck when a couple of ppl zoned in as I was zoning out. I went back in to find they'd run off with him. I was lucky enough to find him again, but unlucky in that he'd regened to full.

I pull him back to the zone again and get him down to around 40% when more ppl zone in. He'd already taken a swipe at a thf trying to zone out and by the time I was able to start casting again...he had full hp!

Anywho, 3rd time of asking I get no interference, DoT him to within a sliver of his life then 2hr, a couple of Cure IV's and he's dead XD

You need a lot of patience to do this, but it feels good knowing you've won on merit. Not sure if I'll try the 2nd one solo though!

Edited, Sep 23rd 2006 at 11:08am EDT by Vagamule
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# Aug 24 2006 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
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The resistance on NMs really hit hard, i used to be able to solo the statue...
but now gravity seems to last shorter with every cast ; ; i need 2 blms to kill this mofo instead
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# Jul 28 2006 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
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If you click the box after you beat it (instead of trading the key) he will spawn again, so be careful. Escape ftw ^^
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Solo?!?
# Jul 12 2006 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Just solo'd Miser Murphy!!

my post about it in the rdm forums here:

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Now to try the harder nm in garlaige >->;
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Easy
# Jun 26 2006 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I just did this with the help of 75 WHM, 73 SAM, 75 NIN, 75 DRK, 75 MNK and me 58 RDM

For Miser SAM, DRK & NIN and it died b4 the WHM and I got to the fountian. <Too Weak>

As for the Statue it didnt take much with the setup we had (2-5min) both the WHM and I killed our mp keeping the DRK alive (damage tanking lol) but still <Easy Prey>
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Doll easier than Miser
# Jun 12 2006 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Just did these fights this weekend for my RDM friend. We were in the process of wiping to Miser Murphy when a 75 BST and a friend (60s WHM or RDM I think) offered to help. BST did her thing while the dead were raised, and eventually we took it down, but there was no way we would have won otherwise. Thanked the BST & friend who went on their way, and decided to give the doll a shot, even though we'd heard it was tougher than Murphy. Same party setup (minus the BST & friend), but the fight was way easier. Nobody was ever in serious danger. Bring plenty of firepower for Miser Murphy, the shorter that fight, the better.

Our party: SMN 70, THF 67, RDM, BLM, WHM 62.
Pimp Hat
# May 30 2006 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Grabbed two friends a 75WHM/NIN and a 75WAR/MNK
The white mage had the Reverand Mail with both Sea Cudgels and the WAR had the second to final relic axe.

Miser Murphy took (i timed it) 73 seconds.

The statue took (timed it) 3min 47 seconds.

Haruhara... Muffins you guys rock.

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Pimp hat yay!
# May 16 2006 at 4:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Here's my experience w. these guys:

Miser Murphy:
Went in with a 75whm/37nin and died very fast MM did his drain hits for almost 300-350 on me don't remenber the dmg on the whm but we only scratched him i tried to hit too as i was 58rdm/29nin.
Then went w. a 75rdm/37nin and saw 1 pt. getting wiped out leaving MM at 50%; again he did his drain hits and wiped us out in no time.
I won though the 3rd time w. this setup : me rdm58 75war/37nin 70mnk/35nin 64thf/32nin and 71smn/35whm.
We killed it in less than 2 minutes i think they 2hrd and the war used that thing that boosts tp.

Guardian statue:
Same setup as above + 72nin/war. No problems, the thf and i needed alot of heals for AOE, the taru smn ending up the fight w. less than 50% mp i used a lot of mp also.

Good luck all Red Mages!
RE: Pimp hat yay!
# May 17 2006 at 5:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Sorry i forgot in the Guardian Statue fight the 75war/37nin brought his blm to stun the statue so it wouldn't explode.
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# Apr 26 2006 at 6:49 PM Rating: Default
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just did this in a pt or 4:

57RDM/BLM (me)
60RDM/BLM
72NIN/WAR
75RDM/BLM

miser wasnt too bad, tank hardly ever took dmg, until one time. he was at over 900 hp before i blinked. dead when i opened my eyes. no idea what happened, my chat filters were on. other then that, RDM just kited it around and nuked it to death.


statue wasnt bad either. took around 10 mins per kill (killed miser once for me, statue twice for me and other rdm). spams WS's like a mother though! he was literally getting one off every 2 or 3 melee hits on him. tank never even went in to the red.



notes: do NOT think these are easy. miser 1-shotted a 72NIN tank, and statue's AoE WS was doing all of my SS (around 220) then 100+ on top of that. miser is easy as hell if you have a good ninja or THF. one thing i found about Statue was that if you fight it in that room, mages can stand just outside the doorway and not be hit by any AoE's. perfectly safe. anyway, GL to anyoe doing this quest. fun, but dengerous. your reward more then makes up for it though


now ive got my a shiny new hat, and the new title: Paragon of Red Mage Exellence
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WHM/NIN x2
# Apr 11 2006 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Duo'ed with two WHM/NIN's.

Didn't debuff either monster.
(except Banish on Miser Murphy)

Endrain from ghost wasn't an issue.
We just bounced it to and from each
other as the other's shadows were all
gone.

Typhoon from doll wasn't troubling.
It knocked away 2 shadows each time.

Each battle lasted about 15 minutes each.


Edited, Tue Apr 11 18:44:48 2006
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AF Quest Delay?
# Apr 08 2006 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Is there a delay between when you can do AF quests? Like, I just got the boot from AF2. Then, I went back to San d'Oria right afterwards to try to get AF3. No dice - Curilla does not ask me to investigate. So, is there some delay between AF quests? Next Vana'diel day? After midnight JP?
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RE: AF Quest Delay?
# May 03 2006 at 10:07 AM Rating: Default
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you have to have completed the gloves in order to get the hat.
RE: AF Quest Delay?
# May 13 2006 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
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No you don't. You have to have AF2, the feet, completed. Hands don't matter.
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This Quest Hard and Easy
# Mar 26 2006 at 10:28 PM Rating: Decent
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After some in depth reading, thanks to a friend who is overly cautious, we decided to take a go at it. As this description said, Miser Murphy was QUITE obnoxious. But to be fair, we went as a 75blm (Him) and a 71 SMN (me). We couldn't take him out to say the least but we were fortunate to come across another party of level 60's so killing Miser twice was no more difficult then walking from my room to the bathroom (damn those booby traps).
After Killing Miser, our added PT members had to leave so it was just me and my friend to take on the gaurdian statue. After nearly dying two times each on Murphy, we decided to go a different way with the gaurdian statue. He switched to his 74 mnk/nin and I switched to a 61 rdm. The Gaurdian Statue went much much smoother. With the exception of a few heavy damage spells, the statue either missed or hit his shadows. I only had to use convert/divine seal and Cure IV on myself once, fortunately he had enough hate for the both of us.
At any rate, This quest was not entirely difficult, but it requires some disciplin especially for the miser.

Edited, Sun Mar 26 21:25:59 2006
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# Mar 21 2006 at 3:51 AM Rating: Good
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I solo'd Miser Murphy just now with my npc lvl 50 healer and myself as 75RDM/nin, to get my AF hat again after upgrade. It was a surprisingly easy and short fight.
Just keep Flat Blade ready for any -ga spells and keep shadows up.
Sufhi, got the killing blow though. orz XDD

Edit: Just solo'd the NM doll in garlaige as well. Comparably, this was a lot harder then miser, but not a real challenge. Only gravity stuck reliably, and enspells (i tried sevreal elements) were all heavily resisted. Enthunder did around 9 :x
I also didn't have my NPC with me on this one, signal not up and tactics pearl used up.

Edited, Tue Mar 21 11:13:05 2006
Pimp RDM ^^
# Mar 09 2006 at 4:15 AM Rating: Decent
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OK, did this last night. (done Miser 4 times now, and Doll 3 times total :-s )

Miser Murphy - Yes he has En-Drain on his attacks, but its not as bad as made out to be providing you prepare for it. 70+ SMN can tank it with Fenrir. 75thf/nin can tank it. 73war/nin can tank it. Used all 3 options in recent fights against Miser. Main thing is to have at least 1 Paralyna in pty, and at least 1 Haste in pty. Keep tank hasted (or refreshed if using SMN) Dont bother with Dispel or Silence, they are as useless as a fart in a spacesuit. Simple tactic - Ensure Tank gets good hate, then open up a can of whopp ass on him. Longest fight (73war/nin, 70rdm/whm, 69rdm/blm, 53rdm/whm, 70sam/war, 75thf/nin) took about 4mins. NOTE : If more than one rdm needs, get rdm who NOT got Ancient Coin to zone out and back in, then WAIT 5 mins for Miser to repop - almost gave up 1st time thinking I screwed quest or something lol.

Guardian Statue - Harder fight. Not by a lot, but more "tactics" based than Miser. Did him 3 times in a row, with only 1 death. Pty was 75thf/nin, 73war/nin, 70rdm/whm, 69rdm/blm, 53rdm/blm. The 53rdm died to a 3rd Typhoon (AoE attack that eat my Stoneskin and did 200dmg on top)that the doll did ONE AFTER THE OTHER!! The thf and war bounced hate, and we used the local mobs to build TP between fights. Tactics are to have at least 1 Curaga II, and 2 SEPERATE healers (trust me, the dmg Statue puts out is heavy). Took a good 7-8 minutes per fight for Statue, although 2nd fight we lost the 53rdm AND got 2 Skele links, so took a bit longer as I (69rdm/blm) pulled off Statue to deal with links.
When you get Nail Puller - PLEASE remember to TRADE the Puller to the box. The Statue will spawn instantly after death if you click on the box instead of Trade.

NOTE : BOTH Miser and Statue must be done ONCE PER RDM - So plan accordingly

Needless to say, Siren has 3 new Pimped Red Mage.

To all those doing this, get yourself a good tank (pay if you have to) and 1 good damage dealer - then your set. Total time to do quest (if your doing it ONCE only) is about 1 1/2 hours from first CS to getting hat (depending on Warp/teleports)

Good luck to all RDM!
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My Experience
# Mar 06 2006 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I just went with a 75RDM. We died horribly. The thing drains for 300+hp. We barely scratched its health. Also notable there were 6 level 40s with us who also died valiantly... poor guys. Anyways he said his LS suggests bringing a ninja because Utsemi will block the drain. Gonna try that next. Also I noticed I had to remain in the room for a couple minutes before the thing spawned. Its not instant so just hang out for a while til it comes up. -Ptr

EDIT: 2nd Try:
59RDM
60RDM<-Me
59WHM
75PLD
75THF/NIN
75SAM

Decimated. No one got low and it was good. Other RDM got coin first. Then Murphy wasn't spawning so we went to do WHM AF. Me and the other RDM stayed behind to make murphy spawn(mistake). We had to run to the party to save them but too many had died by the time we got there. *PARTY WIPES*. THF/NIN goes home. We get Murphy again with this setup.

59RDM
60RDM<-Me
59WHM
75PLD
75SAM

This time it was closer. All mages had to heal and while no one got dangerously low it was not a cynch. I would not feel comfortable with a weaker party on this quest. -Ptr

-MORE to be added about Garlaige soon.-

Edited, Tue Mar 7 11:34:41 2006
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This wasn't to bad!
# Mar 06 2006 at 1:11 AM Rating: Decent
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I did the first part just the other night with a 74war and me 58rdm. First time we tried fighting Miser Murphy the war ended up dying. Second time war two houred and we killed it in about 10 minutes. Just did the "Doll" fight with a 75whm, 72pld, and a 71drk. Only took us about 5 minutes and the DRK only got into red once. Now I got my hat and I thank all the players that helped me.
Easy
# Mar 02 2006 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did this with 75NIN/WAR, 54RDM/BLM, 54RDM/BLM, and 75RDM/WHM. The ghost actually put a dent in our tank, Lovegoddess of Ragnarok, but she pretty much soloed the Statue.

Good Luck
4 person party
# Mar 02 2006 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Beat Murphy with 75 whm/nin, 61 Drk/thf, 66 war/nin and 61 drg/whm.
hmm
# Feb 20 2006 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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I think ill go 66drg/whm and my bro can control my rdm and ill see if I can solo it. XD Should be an interesting experience.
Drg/whm impossible to gauge with refresh on. Can easily solo VT stuff.
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RE: hmm
# Feb 25 2006 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
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nevermind, found out he has permaicespikes so not even gonna bother, but does anyone have an opinion as to the chances of a 51rdm (haste, refresh, protect, and shell, and stand way outta range of AoE), and a 66Drg/Whm trying to solo the Statue?

Edited, Mon Feb 27 15:32:29 2006
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Im so relieved!
# Feb 12 2006 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
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I just finished this today and I'm so glad I got it done. I'd heard that you need 12-18 ppl to fight the NMs and I thought that I'd never be able to get enough ppl to help. Did both Miser Murphy and Guardian Doll with a four person pt including myself. Here was our setup:
Me: 58RDM/29BLM
Gael: THF/NIN
Avdi: 72PLD/36WAR
Bufazufa: BLM/WHM
Many props to those guys as they totally owned both NMs. THF/NIN and BLM/WHM where both anon but they where pretty high lvl im sure 70+. Miser Murphy didnt stand a chance against THF's shadows, his drain effect didnt help him at all, and PLD and THF duo'ed the doll, BLM nuked and healed and I healed and buffed. The doll's AoE attack hit hard, but no one dropped below 1/3 hp,\, and we were able to quickly heal up. Took us about an hour to do both, mostly running through Fei-Yin (sp) and I had to go back to San D'Oria at one point. Good luck to anyone who has to do this, I am so glad its done.

Edited, Sun Feb 12 16:14:52 2006
Good times
# Feb 02 2006 at 12:02 PM Rating: Good
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A few members from my LS just did this for a RDM member. The four of us fought both Miser and the Doll in Garlaige.

Party Set Up:
72 WHM/SMN
65 NIN/WAR
65 SAM/WAR
61 RDM/BLM

Miser Murphy
The worst part of this fight was getting to Fei'Yin. Man that's a long run! Miser was easy and we took him out relatively quickly. Had enough time for a Blade: Chi > Tachi: Jinpu > Hexastrike and then I did one more Tachi: Koki at the end for good measure.

The Garlaige Doll
This was the tougher of the two fights for us. The NIN pulled the Doll out into the hallway and the RDM stayed in the room. As you can see from the party set up, we only had one DD, so the fight was kind of long.

With that particular set up, I don't think that we could have pulled it off without a high level WHM, unless we had two 60-ish WHM's. The doll has a rather harsh AOE attack and when he starts hating on you, hit hits hard. NIN did go into the red a couple of times cuz the doll eats shadows for an appetizer and then HP for the main course. But he never died. ^^

It was a massively fun fight though. I'm not sure if you really need 12-18 60's, though I guess if you want to be super safe you could go in with 12.

Edited, Thu Feb 2 11:02:45 2006
Miser
# Feb 02 2006 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Just finished the part where you fight Miser Murphy. Our setup:

75WHM/NIN
63PLD/WAR
58RDM/BLM(me)
58RDM/BLM
63SAM/???

Both myself and the other RDM LSmate needed the quest done, so we were aiming for 2 coins. First fight went great. Miser died and I got my coin. Second time we spawn him, PLD died then WHM, and the other RDM escaped us.

We try fighting this thing 2 more times, both times the PLD and WHM die first, then the SAM died on 2nd try. RDM and I escape again.

PLD has to go - work. So we try again, and fail again. -.- This time all 4 of us die. So we all get raises and align 2 more LS friends and 2 people from another to come as an alliance. Btw, both WHM and the other RDM deleveled during these runs. :(

So now we have:
75WHM/NIN
63SAM/???
58RDM/BLM
57RDM/BLM

??WHM/BLM
75WAR/NIN
57THF/NIN
58RDM/BLM
63RDM/WHM

And we own the bastard in probably less than 2 minutes with Banish III bursts and Light SC'ing. We did this one more time to get the allied RDM his coin also. All in all, it was a frustrating experience, but worth it in the end.

MAKE SURE you bring lots of friends for this fight.
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My pimp hat
# Jan 25 2006 at 5:14 AM Rating: Decent
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ok so i thought i'd put up my little story... so it begins with a couple people from my ls's other branch agreeing to help me and a whm with our AF, seeing as how they're both in fei'yin. so we get there and run into miser murphy first. and honestly he was easy, not too easy but deffinetly not hard or a hastle. pty setup was 75PLD, 73PLD, 75NIN, 75BLM, 58WHM, 58RDM(me). so that's all over with and we head to the next ??? for the whm. and to put in short, the shadow handed us our asses. luckily i literaly got disconnected the second the NIN tank died, so when i got back everyone was dead. then of course the pty is all bummed and has to leave so that's the end of that. thought i would get my hat but no. so after a while i'm back out ptying in terrigen and the blm says he can help me with it probably tomorrow, well the pty ended quicly and so he said he'd help. so of course we head to GC and me and him are gunna duo the bastard doll 75RDM/NIN and me. our first attempt was going well got him to about 75% and out of nowhere my partner begins to disconnect. lol. so hate goes to me and i chainspell warp. he gets back on and we go back. and i must say it was REALLY REALLY fun. all i did was sit back, refreshed, hasted, regened, and the occasional enfeelbing. fight took about 10-15 minutes. and honestly he wasn't that bad. the only thing you'd have to worry about is of course that AoE of his, ripped a nice little hole in my stoneskin to say the least. but all in all i have a new found love for RDM, want to get it to 75 faster now so i can sub NIN. gl to all you other rdm's out there, and i hope you deserve you're nice new title of "Paragon of Red Mage Excellence"
Piece of cake
# Jan 22 2006 at 1:06 AM Rating: Decent
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For this, I gathered all my friends, then went to Fei'Yin for Miser Murphy. This guy is tough. He is. really. We had 75pld/war, 72brd/rdm, 70rdm/blm, 70rdm/nin, 60rdm/blm (me), 66drk/war, 62pld/war, and a 60blm/whm. I though : "Better be the more people we can so no one will die !" First, be ready to spam Paralyna -.- and second, this guy resists Dispel ><. And DRK finally ended up eating dust. Poor Kaizen ;_; Only death so far.

After this, we went to Garlaige. Everyone told me that the Doll-type NM was "oh-so-hard-everyone-will-die". Not. We went with same setup as above, with a pld 75 and a blm 70 that joined after. We just totally pwned this. No one got got really hurt by AoE, and no one had to convert/rest/run everywhere because they needed MP.

And now, Azuu runs everywhere yelling "I got my pimp hat" (Well no. XD But I'm happy ^^)
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Paragon of Red Knight/Dark Mage Excellence
# Jan 02 2006 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Finished this last night! My second set of AF complete!! Thank you to those who helped me, Mollie, Serafina, Sasquatch, Maxsterling and Spec. You guys are great!! Now I will macro my DRK AF and RDM AF and stand in Jeuno equipping them back and forth until someone takes notice!! Too hawt!
RE: Paragon of Red Knight/Dark Mage Excellence
# Jan 14 2006 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, because AF isn't job specific or anything silly like that.
RE: Paragon of Red Knight/Dark Mage Excellence
# Jan 21 2006 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Jeez, cut him some slack. I'm sure he's just happy to get his AF done.
Solod
# Dec 29 2005 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Solod it for my gf Cloude(59RDM) as a NIN xD both Mizer and Statue
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# Dec 19 2005 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Went after this punk with my 5/6 static today, and brought along a 63ish DRK for help. Thanks to Juh for coming along.

After having an absolute nightmare with Miser Murphy (didn't catch the note about him getting that obscene Additional effect: Drain boost, and got the party wiped the first time through), we didn't expect too much trouble with Guardian Statue. The AoE sounded scary, but the local mobs were low enough not to give us trouble.

First fight went poorly, since I popped the mob a touch too early. The MNK wasn't fully charged, and our BLM was trying to nuke it for damage. Resists were through the roof, and we didn't quite have the room we needed on that side of the door, so the mages would sometimes eat an AoE. Our WHM and BLM quickly both ran out of MP, and that was pretty much it. The MNK dropped at about 40% NM HP, and the rest of the party soon followed.

Second time around we brought Sythiel of Lost Boys fame, as SAM. Major props to Syth for rocking, even at two or three levels lower than the rest of us. This time the BLM sat back and saved his MP for debuffs, buffs, and curing. This worked out wonderfully, but when Syth popped his 2hr, the NM managed to drop two Typhoons and a Pazner-death-TP-attack-name-unremembered on the MNK. This was at around...3%, I think. We managed to finish it off by the skin of our teeth, but poor Luc.

Anyhow, this fight was definitely more painful than expected, primarily in the sense that this guy has painful magic resistance and typical NM HP stores to draw on. A BRD would have smoothed things out quite a bit.

Bottom line? Build your party/alliance for survival and support, not for damage. Excessive damage won't help you here.
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Guardian Statue Semi-Soloed
# Dec 13 2005 at 1:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Despite most people I talked to in the game that said it absolutely wasn't possible, a SAM74/NIN37 mithra friend of mine basically soloed the Guardian Statue with me, as RDM59/BLM29, healing and hasting. I even managed to get Gravity to stick on the Statue a few times. We pulled the Statue over to the Banishing Gate where I could stand back away from the fight to avoid the AoEs and my friend could bash away all she wanted. She didn't need any food, and I believe she was averaging about 200dmg per hit, but that is a rough estimate, since I don't exactly recall. Keeping her hasted was fairly essential, as it enabled her to keep Ustsusemi up without too many complications. I wound up using Convert once near the end of the fight where the Guardian starts going psycho, but even then it wasn't really doing much damage to my friend.
Fight Strategy
# Nov 07 2005 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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BRD + BLM 75 can duo both NMs with lots of kiting. ^^
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RE: Fight Strategy
# Dec 27 2005 at 1:23 AM Rating: Good
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BLM alone can solo both the NM's. I just did it. Murphy is easy to solo as blm. I just gravity'd him and thunder IV'd him til I got to the entrance, Bio'd him, zoned and rested my MP then came back in at about half MP and finished him off. The doll was a little more difficult. My strat on the was to bind and gravity, then Bio II and Poison II, then run way out of range and Sneak myself and heal. Then once bio was about to wear off, I'd run back and repeat. It took about 30 mins to solo him. I never had a single grav or bind resist at 286 Enfeeb skill. One thing to note though; if you are doing this for a RDM friend that can't take the hits very well and will get agro from kiting, just leave them at gate one and tell them not to heal you or anything. Best to keep them agro free.
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