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Trial Size Trial By Wind  

Realm:Outlands
Start Area: Rabao
Start NPC:Rahi Fohlatti (G - 9)
Type:General
Related Areas:Cape Teriggan
Related Mobs:Garuda Prime
Min Level:20
Max Level:75
Rating
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Items Required:Mini Tuning Fork of Wind
Last Updated: Thu Jan 6 12:02:33 2005

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Easy fight
# Feb 14 2009 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
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All I have to say is use the field manual for Refresh, Regain, shell and protect. Every avatar that I've faced I used it and won.

I just summon carby, let him attack the avatar as I run away. I let carby die, and I'm far enough away to were the avatar has to run to me, so I recast carby and use astral flow. I let carby get hate, and use SL as I'm running away. I get far enough away (carby is still alive) and use a hi-pot and ether, when carby dies and the avatar is comming at you, you have plenty of time to recast carby, and let him get hate again, and use SL again. Depending on how fast you are, you can get a third SL in, but most of the time I didn't get the chance to use SL again, so I just keep summoning carby and beat the **** out of the avatar... :D

Congrats, you can easily get all the avatars with this method, its safe, effective and less time consuming.

ITEMS:
2 Hi-pots
2 Ethers
1 Yag drink

EQUIPMENT:
Hermit's Wand
Compound eye circlet
Justice badge
valor earrings X2
Baron's Saio
Scentless Armlets
Mist silk cape
Heko Obi +1
Mage's slacks
light soleas


Garuda Strategy!
# Jan 15 2007 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I basically followed the technique used in the Avatar Section of http://www.summoner.info/ … GREAT! site btw I recommend checking it out… its got pics and all… answers a lot of questions and then some…

Instead of me yammering on and on about what I did… just go the site and read the strategy and ur good to go cus that’s the exact strategy I used… Happy Hunting!

If u look like this o.O when battling Ramuh… fell free to read my post about what I did in the “Trial Size Trail by Lightning” section… <found in Quest>By Realm>Other>… made some tweaks but basically same strat as the site given!

Ramuh 1/2
Shiva 1/2
Ifrit 1/2
Leviathan 1/2
Garuda 1/2
Titan 1/1

That site again is http://www.summoner.info/ … make sure u check it out…
Garuda Strategy!
# Jun 20 2007 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Viperscythe wrote:
I basically followed the technique used in the Avatar Section of http://www.summoner.info/ … GREAT! site btw I recommend checking it out… its got pics and all… answers a lot of questions and then some…

Instead of me yammering on and on about what I did… just go the site and read the strategy and ur good to go cus that’s the exact strategy I used… Happy Hunting!

If u look like this o.O when battling Ramuh… fell free to read my post about what I did in the “Trial Size Trail by Lightning” section… <found in Quest>By Realm>Other>… made some tweaks but basically same strat as the site given!

Ramuh 1/2
Shiva 1/2
Ifrit 1/2
Leviathan 1/2
Garuda 1/2
Titan 1/1

That site again is http://www.summoner.info/ … make sure u check it out…


Site is now dead...just a domain name camper site. Did it get moved somewhere else?

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how much
# Dec 14 2006 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
how much fame do u need in a city and what is it
These Fights Are all very easy
# Dec 04 2006 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Let me start off by saying anyone who takes MP+ gear into these fights is asking to be beaten. You are using Atral Flow, Yag Drinks and Hi-Ethers (typically cause they are cheaper). So you need NO MP+ Gear. Instead Get:
Hermits Wand (-25%spell interuption), Compound Eye Circlet EVA+5, Silver Earring +1 x2 EVA+2 each, Scentless Armlets EVA+5, Heko Obi +1 or Silver Obi +1 Spell interupt -8%, and Light Soleas EVA+3. the legs, body, neck, and rings just get DEF+ or ELEMENT+ gear. You will need two to three Hi-Ethers, two to three Yagudu Drinks, and five to ten Hi-pots, and any food of your choice for def or whatever, I went with Selbina Milk. You need to make sure that you Macro Everything!
before you trade the Mini Tunning Fork. Cast Protect and Aquaviel on yourself.
enter and walk up to just before the last crack in the ground. Use your chosen food and summon carbuncle. Move forward and Imediatly cast DIA and PARALYZE to keep hate on yourself. Use astral flow >>> Yagudu Drink >>> Searing Light >>> Hi-Ether... all the while while making sure your HP stays up, by using HI-pots. Heres where a lot of people say run and hide and wait for next searing light. I say **** no.. Melee the **** outta the avatar. with this gear on and the amount of Hi-pots you can just summon and chill, yes sometimes it will fail but not nearly what it would be with different gear. After you get off the third searing light the fight is over! and you have new avatar. sometimes it only takes two searing lights and a Seraph Strike from your wand. But hey, I only set the record on every avatar except Shiva on my server. So if ya dont like this strategy then try your own. after all it is just a game and we all learn from our mistakes.
Oh by the way....
# Nov 12 2006 at 6:07 AM Rating: Decent
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I only used 3 Hi-pots, 1 ether, 1 Hi-ether, and 3 Yag Drinks, on Garuda.

And I fought her on Lightsday.

I try and fight my Avatars on Lightsday, and maybe thats why my SL's have never hit for less then 210 points of damage. Mainly cuz I got my **** handed to me by Shiva on Firesday. The only Avatar I fought and won against so far on their weakest day was Titan. And I originally fought him on Lightsday, but he was my very first fight. And I was completely nervous, and didn't do what I was supposed to do. But since then the nerves have calmed and I've got my own fromat for how the fight should go.
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Garuda was cake
# Nov 12 2006 at 5:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I'd have to say, so far Garuda is the easiest Avatar fight Ive done. Even though she does use Blink.

This is roughly my list for all my Avatar fights:


5-6 Hi-Potions
2 Ethers
1 Hi-Ether
3 Yag Drinks
1 Rolanberry Pie
Heko Obi +1, Holly Staff, MP Ring (I forget it's name) 2 MP Earrings (those too, sorry), Basty Ring, Doublet, Black Slacks, Silver Hairpin, Scentless Armlets, Light Soleas, Cotton Cape, and my trusty Justice Badge.


So I'm waiting to fight Ramuh again, but it's Lightningsday. Which sucks cuz he wooped my **** on Lightsday/Darksday(it turned Darksday in the middle of the match and thats when it started going wrong). But anyways I had to go to work so I said **** it, headed to Rabao as quickly as I could. got in there and this is how it went.....

I get in there use my pie, cast Protect and Aqauveil on myself(I didnt have time to solicite for Protect 2 and Shellra 2) and wait for my mp to refresh. I run up cast Carby use my Yag Drink and command Carby to attack Garuda. Everything is going fine for the first 3 casts of Carby, Carby attacks I wait til he dies recast him and wait for Garuda to come to my doorstep. But on the 4th recast something goes horribly wrong, she doesnt come all the way up to me and Carby doesnt do his auto-attack like he usually does. So she starts heading back to her spawn area and as Im chasing her I noticed that the 1/3 life Carby has taken away so far, she has just gotten back. And I'm like "F***!" so as she is strolling up the ramp as soon as I get in range I cast Dia on her, then Banish, then Paralyze and quickly get carby to use Poison Nails, to try and make up lost ground.

Needless to say 2 of the attacks got absorbed by her Blink(Paralyze and Poison Nails), but at least I was back on track. But I'm now on my 2nd Yag Drink, which sucks cuz she was at 95% health and I only had one more(I've never needed more than 3 Yag Drinks).

But now that the fight is back on track I start stepping it up cuz I'm about out of my Drinks so every recast when I pass by her I use Dia or Banish to help Carby keep the hate cuz of her Blink Effect.

But by now its getting dangerously close to having to go to work, so I wait til she's a little more than 2/3rds of full life and I said **** it. I had 90 mp left and just had popped my last Yag Drink so I use Astral Flow and prayed that her Blink didnt absorb Searing Light. And low and behold it didnt, it hit for 210 points of damage. I immediately used an Ether ran down to my side popped a hi-ether and waited for carby to die, by the time Garuda made it back to me my 2nd Searing Light was ready to go and at this time she used her 2 hour at the same exact time I commanded Carby to use Searing Light. Both 2 hours hit at the same time(maybe a split second apart) but SL did another 210 points of damage and hers only did 66 to Carby and 138 to me, which left me at 83 hp, when it was done.

Garuda fell and I got my 4th Avatar in the past week.^^


So far:

Titan 1/2
Shiva 1/2
Ifrit 1/1
Ramuh 0/1
Garuda 1/1

Hope someone gets some insight from this rambling of mine.^^

Edited, Nov 12th 2006 at 5:53am PST by Nuhnisgodly

Edited, Nov 12th 2006 at 8:57am PST by Nuhnisgodly
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Not panicking is worth it!
# Nov 09 2006 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Yay!
This was my first fight against an avatar and I did it!
But things did not go smoothly for me... ^^;

My equipement were:
fungus Hat, trader saio, black slack, battle gloves, light solea, some mp rings & earrings I had forgotten to switch for elemental ones, 1 mist silk cape, friar rope, and of course the most useful gear: 1 fishing rod and bait.

I used during the fight:
5x hi-potion
5x ether
1x boiled crab
1x yagudo drink

I used the regular buffs: protect 4 + shell 4 + aquaveil

everything was going smoothly, I was going for the triple searing light method, except that i mistakenly drank an hi-potion instead of an ether after the first searing light. but no harm done at this point.
I did not used any other hi-potion except for when the bad luck happenned below.
I used ethers after the first two searing lights.

But then, when it was time for the third searing light (I was like: omg, this is easy fight!), carby is preparing to searing light but garuda is faster than him and throw a spell. Carby somehow didnt do the searing light and before i could do it again astral flow wore off. Of course, i started panicking since Garuda still had 20% hp!

But, then i remeber something good i read once: DO NOT PANIC!
So i stopped panicking.
I let carby fight garuda one on one while i spammed banish and 1 dia. then it happenned: i ran out of ether AND hi-pots! The yag drink had wore off too.

So i decided to kill garuda with my wand since she only had 2% hp left. I start attacking and she did that awesome blast of air that threw my already low hp to 13!
And, 1 sec before she reap the life out of me, I land a regular blow with my hermit wand on her and she dies!!!

the moral of this story: bring a few more hi-pot and ether than expected (5/5) and DO NOT PANIC!

This was my first experience of an avatar and it was fun! :D
I hope this gave courage to the new ones trying this for the first time as well! :3
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# Oct 13 2006 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
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how much fasme is needed have other quest can't get this one
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# Oct 13 2006 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
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how much fasme is needed have other quest can't get this one
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Won barely
# Apr 03 2006 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I just did this quest yesterday on the Hydra server.

I brought:
3 hi potions (used all 3)
3 ethers (didn't use any)
4 melon juice (used 3)
1 steamed crayfish)
(64 summoning)

I did the safe method. What I did is use my first 2 melon juices to let Carbuncle melee Garuda so it only cost 1mp per tic. Then once I got to 70 mp (Garuda was at about 70% hp as well)I activated Astral Flow and did Searing Light. Then I ran up to the center part and did it again and won. It was pretty easy doing it this way till she did Aerial Blast and leveled Carbuncle and got me down to 10 hp. Then I got a bunch of hate again from using the hi potions and stuff and came out with 64 hp >D Other than getting very unlucky and having Garuda use her 2 hour after first Searing Light (I only did 2) it was very easy.


Edited, Mon Apr 3 16:25:35 2006
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# Jan 25 2006 at 9:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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Thank you to everyone who posted their strategies and experiences with Garuda here. I found them most helpful! That is why I would also like to share my tactics/experience fighting Mini-Garuda Prime.

I'm only a lvl 21smn, so I don't have much experience working with avatars, thus it took me a couple of times (three actually...won on the 4th try) to finally attain victory. That being said, there will be some repeats of strategies that have been posted over and over again. This is more for the benefit of those who don't have much experience playing Summoner.

I won't list all of the macros I used. You can find useful macros in the posts below. I will say that I added /recast "Blood Pact" to the last line ALL of my macros, so that I could see how much time I had left before recasting Searing Light (SL).

Items
Selbina Milk x12 (only used one)
Hi Potion x3 (I brought 6 but only used 3)
Yagudo Drink x2 (Only had to use one, but better safe than sorry!!)
Ether x6 (You can buy these from the Duty Free shop in Port Jeuno... I ended up using three).
Boiled Crab x1

Equipment
Main: Hermit's Wand Hands: Trader's cuffs
Head: Trader's Chapeau Waist: Heko Obi+1
Body: Trader's Saio Neck: Justice Badge
Back: Mist Cape Feet: Light Soleas
Ear: Onyx Earrings
Rings: Fasting Ring and Astral Ring

Summoning skill: lvl 28 -_-;

I also recommend anything with +evasion (ie: Erudite's Headband, Silver Earrings+1, Scentless Armletts, etc) or bascially anything that's got good defense that summoner can wear. You're not going to have full MP pretty much throughout the entire battle, so your max MP doesn't matter much. You want to be able to survive (or evade) hits and avoid casting interuptions.

So yeah... don't forget to trade the Mini-Tuning Fork to the crystal... Otherwise... well, if you forget, then you'll find out. Like I did. >.>

Before trading to the crystal, cast Protect, Aquaveil (I forgot it on the third time and was interupted x3 = death), and use a Boiled crab. Enter battlefield! /cheer

After the cutscene, run up to the last bend. Be careful that you don't run up too far. You don't want the avatar to come for you before you're ready. Summon Carby, use a Yag Drink and a Selbina Milk. As someone said in an earlier post, inch forward, using your Assault macro until Carby attacks. The avatars should engage near the center of the circular area.

Once you see Carby hit Garuda, immediately activate Astral Flow, followed by SL. Do not move until SL goes off. The avatar will come for you when you use your 2hr, and if you move it will cause SL to miss. Take a hit if you have to. SL will take hate away from you. Now, with Avatar focused on Carbster, you want to [Run Away!] until you can only see Carby's name. I ran back to the bend, stopped and used an ether for safety (for those of us newbie smns, your 2hr makes your avatar cost nothing, so with a Yag drink, Carby won't disappear, but you need to make sure you have enough MP to recast him-and enough for another BP ~40mp), then continued on past the bend until the HP diappeared. Use a Hi-potion if you think you need it.

Wait. Carby's name will disappear. Immediately resummon, then turn around and run back up the hill towards Garuda, while "mashing" you assault macro (if you add a /recast "Blood Pact" to your macro, you will see the Blood Pact counter count-down and you'll know how much time you have- this helped me out ALOT). Once Carby engages, run past Garuda so that you are above her.

With Carby engaged, you will still be getting hit. But don't panic. Use a Hi-potion and wait for BP timer. Get ready to make a run for it. This is the point where it can get tricky. Use SL again the second it is ready. Again, don't run away until you see SL hit. Ok, here's the scary part. Avatars like to use their 2hr at 1/2-1/3hp, so...after the 2nd SL you should just expect Garuda to pop Aerial Blast. I got leveled with this twice right after the second SL. So when you see SL hit, BOOK IT!

If you get hit and live, use a Hi-potion (or two if you can) and get ready to recast Carby because after the 2hr he's not gonna last long. ><;

If all goes well, Garuda will hate Carby, and you'll make your escape towards the crystal. Run until you can't see his HP bar again. Then, use an ether, Hi-potion, etc, and wait. Once Carby dies, recast and assault. Run past Garuda so that you're on the down-hill side and stand still. Use Hi-potions to keep yourself alive ('cause Garuda will still hate you). When I got to this point, I just mashed the SL macro until it went off. BAM! [Garuda Prime] [death] [you can have this]!

New record Clear time: 4 minutes 3 seconds (at least for now ^^)

/sigh of relief

I couldn't believe it went so smoothly... after 3 times of just bad luck or lame skillz. orz

Couple things I did wrong the other times...
1) Too close to Avatar @ start of battle
2) didn't have my hat on .... >.>
3) Forgot to use my boiled crab... ><;
4) Forgot Aquaveil (I got a ProIII, ShellIII Blink and Stoneskin... which made me forget I needed to cast this... It makes a big difference. W/out it I got interuppted 3x in a row and died after 2nd SL)
5) Freaked out when I was getting hit by Garuda... I asked my lvl 75 smn brother Lunais what I should do and he said to just keep running, because Carby will still hit Garuda and eventually she'll turn away from you. I actually found this to be most helpful. I realized (after several defeats by Ifrit and Leviathan) that if I'm running and the Avatar is chasing me, Carby isn't getting hit, hence he lasts longer-- allowing the 30 seconds recast to reset. When your BP timer is up, just stop, hit SL and then take off running again when you see it land.

[Um...]Sorry this post is so long... but I hope you're able to find some useful information in here somewhere. XD

Good luck! "Never give up! Never surrender!" (*^_^)b



Edited, Thu Feb 2 11:54:00 2006
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# Dec 22 2005 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I thought the lv cap was 20
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RE: Huh
# Mar 02 2006 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
It is with the mini-fork
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# Dec 22 2005 at 3:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Beat him today on my first try. lol fought him on Windsday of all days. Had Stoneskin, protect and shell III, and baraero. Went as smooth as could be, avoided his astral flow while running the second time. Leveled him with 3 210dmg Searing Lights.

Have the record now on Leviathan: 3 min 45 sec.
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# Nov 07 2005 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
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you've heard strategies over and over again so i won't wright the whole thing ^^. plainly put a courageous man is a man that succeeds. Aerial armor is a big problem unless you just blow right through it :)! confused? well its simple Searling Light will take off all shadows but will hit for less. Let carby die once then when garuda gets back down astral flow! do not panic when searing light hits for about 101. this will happen but all shadows will be removed. use your ethers and hit garuda with two more SL and it should have about 3 hp left. (assumeing your two others will hit for 210) make sure to launch your 2nd SL only after Aerial Blast has been launched. with shadows removed and mp tapped out garuda will die from dia or banish or just a carby attack. alot of ppl fight the avatar for a while just normal carby. don't. be bold and strike quickly to end it! just my advice :D (you can trust me i'm 1/1 with garuda and i fought it one fire days so no boost or weakness for either side)
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# Oct 29 2005 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
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how much fame is needed for garuda fight? i've already beat shiva trial size trial by ice so i figured i could get this but can't. i cant even get the desert venom quest...
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# Oct 24 2005 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
Finally beat this sucka! Third try. My second try I should have gotten it but my second Searing Light did not happen... I didnt move or anything but "Carbuncle readies Searing Light" then Carbuncle apparently decides not to use it >< This time was cake tho. went wit the smn/nin approach and that helped since carby died too fast from Aero II so I had to take some hits while recasting. Beat the previous record of 14 min on Fairy (my time was 5min =P). Did it on lightsday... my summoning magic is NOT capped, but I still did 210 with two of my Searing Lights and 230 with the other, so maybe I got lucky but it certainly is possible. Good luck to all!
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# Aug 29 2005 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Mini Avatar Fights



What you need: level 20 SMN/WHM

Tuning Fork for Avatar

1 stack of Mulsum

6 Hi-Potions

1 Yagudo Drink

1 Boiled Crab

All equipment that helps with spell interruption

Good Timing



Attention: This is a very different approach to the normal “Cast Carby...wait to die ...Recast Carby” method. This is a very “Guns-A-Blazen” technique.





Step 1 Acquire Tuning fork and accept warp to crystal location.

Use Boiled Crab and cast Protect. (No need to regain MP)



Step 2 Trade Tuning fork to crystal and enter battle field.



Step 3 Run up the path till you are a small distance outside of agro range from Avatar

Summon Carbuncle and use Yagudo Drink.



Step 4 Move close enough to have Carby assault the Avatar. As soon as Carby hits (or misses) the Avatar hit Astral Flow, immediately followed by Searing Light 2hr.

Important!! Never move while using 2hr wait for Carby to hit before moving again.



Step 5 This is where a little luck comes into play. After using Searing Light your mp will drop to zero. As soon as that happens use a Mulsum other wise Carby will disappear and the Avatar will come after you. Be aware of the Avatar’s 2hr, it can kill you in 1 hit. If you see the Avatar ready its 2hr do whatever it takes to get out of range. If you get hit and live through a 2hr use 2 Hi-Potions and you will be in good shape.



Step 6 Time to prepare for the next Searing Light. Carbuncle needs at least 40 mp to use Searing Light again, so use as many Mulsums as needed. Wait for the recast timer to run out and use Searing Light again. Remember do not move till Searing Light is done. I have defeated Avatars in 2 Searing Lights but not all fall that easy. If need be use Mulsum, avoid 2hr (if Avatar hasn’t used it already) and prepare for another Searing light same as before. No Avatars have lived through 3 Searing Lights.



Note: If at any time carbuncle dies or disappears simply summon him again. If Avatar hits you and interrupts your cast use Hi-Potions as needed and try again. This is why the Spell interruption gears are needed, and believe me it helps a lot.









Macros

Mulsum- /item “Mulsum” <me>

Hi-Potion- /item “Hi-Potion” <me>

Yagudo Drink- /item “Yagudo Drink” <me>

Astral Flow- /ja “Astral Flow” <me>

Carbuncle- /ma “Carbuncle” <me>

Assault- /pet “Assault” <bt>

Searing Light- /pet “Searing Light” <bt>

Banish- /ma “Banish” <bt>



Best Day to fight Avatar:

Shiva- Firesday

Ifrit- Watersday

Ramuh- Earthsday

Leviathan- Lightningday

Garuda- Iceday

Titan- Windsday



Lightday is Carbuncles day. Fight any one on that day.



Hope this helps and Good Luck ^^

Iceiss, Titan server.

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RE: mini fights
# Nov 18 2005 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Ifrit lived through 3 Searing Lights for me and it was Watersday... needless to say i died ;;
and my summoning magic is capped at 20...

Edited, Fri Nov 18 12:20:12 2005
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# Jul 02 2005 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
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anyone know what good this mini tuning fork is once you beat it... i've destroyed all the battles so far cept for shiva and garuda due to not really going to rabao much till tonight to beat it and i have all the forks still but don't wanna throw them away if i'm gonna need em still...
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# Jul 25 2005 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
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posted in another thread http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/quests.html?fquest=371
quoted from Eldelphia of Alexander

OK. To get Fenrir you need to obtain a key item from the NPC in windy called a 'Moon Bauble'. To get this you need a full set of whispers gained from defeating the full avatars.

Whispers can be traded in to the NPC that gave you the fork for the prime battle for the ability to summon that avatar (a pact), an item or some cash. Once you have traded the whisper, the next real life day you can get another tuning fork and fight the prime avatar again for another whisper.

To get the moon bauble you need a set of all the whispers. So you do not trade them to the NPC who gave you the quest. You save them and go to the NPC in Windy when you have a full setfor the Fenrir cutscenes and the moon bauble.

So most people either do the mini fights for the ability to summon the avatars as a lv 20 smn or they fight all of the prime avatars twice. Once for the pacts and once for the extra whispers to get their moon bauble and hence a chance at Fenrir.


Above is the reason you may want the fork. To get fenrir you have to beat each other avatar 2x once for the avatar and once for the whisker key item so you can eventually get fenrir. now you can either do the solo lvl 20 and the prime avatar or do the prime avatar twice. to get both your avatar and whisker for fenrir. you can skip the mini fight altogether if you so desire, but the mini fight may end up being less work (looking for members and actually traveling to the protocrystal)
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Okay, there's no doubt about it... these fights are UNBELIEVABLY annoying. Don't worry though you WILL eventually get throught them, and the reward is worth the effort =)

Okay so after getting my **** kicked numerous times when I first started out, I've developped what has become an almost 100% successful method for these battles.

Now it costs a lot (depending on your server, for me this method can cost from 15k to 22k PER fight on Asura).
Here's what you need:

Potion X 5
Hi-Potion X 2
Ether X 5
Yagudo Drink X 3
Selbina Milk X 12 (just a clump of em will last for a loong time, and they're cheap too, only about 200G for 12)

Okay so very simple strategy. Get your hand on a Hermit's Wand and ANY other equipment that lowers spell interuption rates (like Heko Obi +1 for example), the rest of your equipment try to find things that raise your EVAsion stats, otherwise anything with the highest defense.

Now, when you enter the battlefield IMMEDIATELY cast Protect and Aquaveil (if using a SMN/WHM, I haven't tried any other combo), or you can try to get a Protect II or III from some nice player before entering the battle. Now having macros set for these fights helps a lot (I will post my macro list right after this).

Run up the ramp until you can see the avatar in the distance and cast Carbuncle right away. Use a Yagudo Drink RIGHT AWAY after summoning (it restores MP).

Use assault of the avatar where you summoned Carby (MAKE SURE that the avatar if busy with Carbuncle before moving) now run to the top and hide beside the crystal. Try to run far enough away so you no longer target the avatar and you can no longer see Carbuncle's health, only his name, you know then you are at a safe distance.
Now that you have a chance, use the Selbina Milk (it gradually restores HP). Be very alert during these battles, and restore anything that wears off if you feel you are safe to do so.

After a minute or so Carbuncle will be defeated by the avatar. DO NOT PANIC, this will happen MANY times during the fight, so get used to it. When you see Carbuncles name dissapear from the bottom of the screen summon him again RIGHT AWAY, DO NOT WASTE TIME. Once he pops out again, mash the Assault macro, and once the avatar has targeted Carby again, run back to the place you summoned Carby for the first time (a lot of people say to run back down to where you enetered the battlefield, personally I found this a waste of time, and it actually caused me MORE difficulty, so just do what you feel comfortable with).

Keep letting Carby get wooped until you either:

A) Have the avatar's health down to about 3/4's
OR
B) Have less that 70 MP remaining.

Now's when you break out the 2-Hour.
Once Carbuncle has been freshly summoned, let the avatar come close to you and use Astral Flow, it WILL come after you, but don't worry. Now hit the Searing Light macro, and WAIT until Carby hit it before running away, otherwise you'll completely miss the target. This is EXTREMELY important!!! USE at LEAST 2 or 3 ethers IMMEDIATELY!!! Otherwise Carbuncle will dissapear due to lack of MP, and you will most likely DIE! After using the Ethers run to a safe spot (as mentioned before by viewing only Carby's name nd the bottom) and use potions as needed (Hi-potions if in the yellow and regular potions if you are below 75%HP).

Make sure you have at least 40MP remaining and continue the "Carby dies, you re-summon" method until you can re-use Searing Light. Follow the same directons as before, stay CLOSE to the avatar and wait for Carby to use it.

Using this method, the second Searing Light should do the avatar in. If for some reason it doesn't, then follow the same directions as before, and pray you have enough time to get another Searing Light in before the 2-Hour wears off.

And there you have it! This method has worked for me 90% of the time. Why 90%? Because I once continued hitting the wrong macro thinking there was some glitch with the game rather than using Searing Light, which lead my 2-hour to expire and Shiva to kick my bum. Other than that extremely stupid mishap, I've won every other time.

Don't worry you CAN do it! It just takes practice, it's very rare that anyone can get an avatar on their first try. Good luck!


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Here's the Macro list I promised:

1. Carby (/ma "Carbuncle" <me>)
2. Astral Flow (/ja "Astral Flow" <me>)
3. Searing Light (/pet "Searing Light" <bt>
4. Potion (/item "Potion" <me>)
5. Hi-potion (/item "Hipotion" <me>)
6. Ether (/item "Ether" <me>)
7. Milk (/item "Selbina Milk" <me>)
8. Assault (/pet "Assault" <bt>)

Now in case you're wondering <bt> isn't a typo... it target the closest mob, so you don't have to target the avatar all the time.

One thing I forgot to mention before...
Sometimes Carby dies too quickly, and you cannot summon him again from a safe distance. The avatar WILL come after you and WILL interupt your summoning. Here's where the Hermit's Wand and the Heko Obi+ 1 come in handy, as well as any equipment that raises evasion (like Scentless armlets or Compound Eye Circlet). Raising your SMN Magic skill will also help with this situation, you'll want to try to get it to at least 40 before attempting these battles, it doesn't take too long, and it helps quite a bit.

Don't worry, it'll happen at one point with at least one of the avatars you fight. Don't lose it, just keep trying to summon and eventually (hopefully) Carby will pop out.

I wish you the best, any questions feel free to contact me at lion_heart3050@pol.com or just send a message online to Svalitz (Asura server)

Good luck!
Elvaans CAN do it
# Apr 06 2005 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I posted my results to the Titan fight in the Trial size Trial by earth forum. I thought I'd say that the same method has worked for Garuda, Shiva and Ramuh so far, just need to get Ifrit and Leviathan now. I went into each fight almost naked, with the exception of some earrings, a hermit's wand, and a silver hairpin. (Oh, and now I'm using field gear just for fun). Each fight went completely smooth, was able to do the three searing light method easily. The only one that gave me trouble was Ramuh because he used his 2 hour and killed carbuncle RIGHT before the last searing light. I was able to summon him one more time while I was getting smacked around. 3rd Searing light and he died.

Oh and then I went for Ifrit, STUPIDLY without realizing that my 2 hr wasn't ready. DUMB!!! I hadn't been defeated yet, and I made the dumbest mistake ever. Oh well, I will have my revenge. So far most of the fights have required:

2 Hi-Ethers
1 Hi-Potion (Sometimes don't even need to use)
1 Yagudo Drink

It isn't really that hard, I think I used one extra Hi-Potion on the Ramuh fight, but other than that, it is all pretty easy.

Oh and I said on the Titan board that I'd never use Hi-Ethers again, but I have changed my mind on that. 50 MP is very good, and the cast time isn't THAT long. So I take back my earlier sentiments.

I think that being Elvaan actually HELPED in this fight cause I could take major hits with ease.

Good luck to anyone who tries these fights!

(BTW I'm posting on the Garuda board because she is the 2nd one that I fought. Sorry if the post doesn't follow the subject, but all the Trial size fights are basically the same strategy anyway!)
14 HP LEFT AND WON !!!!
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I used the Ninja sub method and used 2 Searing Lights . I used 2 decurion's daggers this time instead of 2 Hermit's wands and won . My 2 hour wore off , so I could not do a third searing light . The first couple of times she beat me , I think it was wrong day . I read somehere to fight on Lights day or Winds day , so I kept losing . I tried this time on Ice day and won and thank you to the mage that just happened to be in rabao and casted protect 4 and shell 4 on me when I asked . That helped a great deal . I got to 14 Hp and I said oh well , its over , she still had a good amount of Hp left . Then all of a sudden the battle ended and I was still standing !!!! I won !!! The text read "Carbuncle defeats Garuda" . I thought I was a gonner , lol.
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RE: 14 HP LEFT AND WON !!!!
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Yeah o.o. Windsday isn't just the wrong day for Garuda... it's the WORST DAY. She is an Air type avatar, she is strongest on Windsday. Ice day is Garuda's weak day ^^. just incase anyone is wondering about what Elemental days to fight on.

Element here -> beats Element here
E.G. Iceday -> Garuda ^^.

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RE: 14 HP LEFT AND WON !!!!
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Owned Garuda Prime last night on windsday. we had one death, managed to raise before garuda died. Her hp ticks away very slow, so be sure to take your time killing her. my duties baraera, barsilencera, frost, silence, dia II, and the occasional cure (damage both was was really slow). Think the death was caused by a double slap(cause he went from near full to dead very quickly) had no time to raise right-away with the new tank taking over but I managed to down a couple of hi ethers and raise him before the fight was over. We had the casters on the ledge above with the melee below. the party set up was 50rdm 60whm(me) 66 drk(I think) 66 monk 75 pld and anon smn. Rdm had issues getting to the fight but nothing else. I died once taking wrong turn on the way to the fight. (got stuck in tunnel to the east with the gobs and no mp) was expecting a spanking since we entered on watersday near mignight and pretty much fought the whole fight on windsday. If your on fenrir and looking for other avatars feel free to find me.
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# Nov 24 2004 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I've gotten Titan, Ifrit, Shiva, and now Garuda, and i must say, this was def. the hardest one so far. The fact that she does blink is uber-annoying. I got buffed before the fight with protect and shell 4 and still had trouble. I had to use the slower method and let carby melee for a while to weaken her so as two searing lights would kill her...which didn't happen of course. i ended up having to melee again at the end and got lucky with her claw attack missing me. I won on my third try although i really shouldn't count my second try cuz i made the mistkae of going in on windsday :( I used 2 yag. drinks, 2 hi-ethers, and 3 hi-potions, smn magic lev-56, subbing whm. remeber not to waste mp on healing, use your potions for that. Also, i highly recomend hacking the game and changing carbuncle to an old man. It doesn't make carby better or anything, but it makes the game infinitly times funnier. when you do a blood pact it is the funniest thing ever, the old man jumps in the air and has contortions, lol!1!!!1. heres the website for it http://www.rpgexpert.com/1351.html -well, hope this helps.

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# Nov 02 2004 at 2:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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ok here's how i did most my avatar fights....
{macros}
/ma "Carbuncle" <me>
/pet "Assault" <bt>
/pet "Searing Light" <bt>
/ja "Astral Flow" <me>
/item "Yagudo Drink" <me>
/item "Ether" <me>
/item "Hi-Potion" <me>

{Items}
4 Yagudo Drinks (YD)
3 Ethers
3 Hi-Potions
{Job}
smn/nin
{REASON}(dual weild) 2 Hermits wands 50% chance of getting carby back out if something goes wrong.
{Strategy}
enter battle feild and go a little past bend and use YD, then summon carby and make way to avatar stay out of aggro range and inch ur way to avatar while mashing assault macro. carby should go straight to him without u getting aggro. run back past the bend a lil bit... while waiting there mash ur carby macro til carby gets summoned after carby comes out wait for him to engage then run back behind crystal as far as u can go and mash carby macro. after he gets summoned wait for him to engage and run past bend a lil bit...use YD when it runs out and do this over and over til ur 2nd yagudo drink runs out {REASON} to wittle his life down so u can use 2 Searing lights instead of three. NOW his life should be at 5/6; when ur second yagudo drink runs out... wait for carby to die. when u summon him pop a yagudo drink and use astral flow right away {REASON} cause u get all hate right now....then when carby hits avatar he takes all hate in 1 to 2 hits. Now run up to avatar make sure ur 'close' hit searing light macro( you dont have to target avatar /pet "Searing Light" <bt> automatically tagets the "partys" mob)...bam carby has all hate take off running to other side of map {REASON} need time for Blood Pact to come back. carby dies u summon him... pop ether and follow carby to avatar Searing light should be ready... and hit searing light macro to kill him.

I've only lost to leviathan and ramuh all others took me 1 try with this method. Hope this works for all u smns out there!

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# Oct 16 2004 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I lost to Garuda <cry>.... well I wan't to know why I lost! well it wen't like this "Oh look its Ice Dau I'll got fight garuda" Doriant said. so I accept the quest..... use a fish mirthkobob. I enter battle, cut sceane occurs I run up to the bend use yagudo drink, summon carby, attack Prime Garuda (lvl 20 Garuda) she cast blink and I let carby attack it it wears off then I use searing light .......115 Damage....I was starting to panic but I said to myslef it will be ok. I run to bend use ether (MP=34) and run it it says carby no more, resummon carby he attacks Garuda (mp=51) I use searing light 215 Damage...... I use ether and run up to pit till carby no more resummon carby, (MP=45) I use searing light 115 Damage.........Garude as 5% heath and my Yagudo drink wears off..... and I have no mp so I say "Commakozy" I melle her down and she 2he me = I F***ing dead. Why did my carby only did 115 damage twice but 215 Damage once? It makes no F***ing sense! Does anyone know why?
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# Jan 07 2005 at 11:15 PM Rating: Decent
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well.. if u play blm... for sure you would know why....

spells INCLUDING ANY SPELL BASED BLOOD PACT can get resisted...

resistance is based on your (if BLM) Elemental Magic Skill or (if SMN) Summoning Magic Skill compared to the enemy's MND, lvl, the corresponding skill amd equipment...

examples of your blood pacts being resisted can be say Shiva's Blizzard II or Ramuh's Thunder II, they get resisted alot...

it is not uncommon for a lv say 50 BLM to have his spell to get resisted to an Easy Prey even with capped magic skill...

BTW, you are fighting a lv 25+ mob (cuz Garuda is using Aerial Armour which is lv 25 blood pact), so resists do happen for Astral Flow BP's occasionally
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RE: Why?
# Oct 17 2004 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Carby somtimes does only half of his potential damage. It's just a random thing, like a critical hit. Unfortunately for you, it happend twice in a short amount of time. Honestly, Garuda seems to have low physical defense, so once you penetrate the Aerial Armor, you can melee her pretty well. Just try once more :)

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# Oct 14 2004 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
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It took me 3 tries to defeat Gaurda, but I did it. I found that the best way to get past the blink problem is to attack her yourself. This way, both you and Carbuncle are getting rid of the shadows, thus getting rid of them faster. Once they are gone, you can Searing Light her with no worries. Good luck ^_^
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how?????
# Sep 30 2004 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
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i dont know how you ppl beat this summon so easy i beat ifrit and levy and they were alot eaier than this one she some how beats me everytime and i use the same method i use to beat ifrit and levy
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# Sep 17 2004 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
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ok, my first (any only thankfully) fight with garuda has to be the luckiest fight i have ever had

go in, i have p2 and s2, use aquaveil
get to the crack, use the boiled crab and summon carby
let carb pound on her for one life (to get rid fo the areal armor mainly), resummon him at the bottom
go up to her, use searing light, book it backc to the top, but notice my mp isnt coming back
>< forgot to use a yag drink so im in uber panic mode, use a yag, ether, and summon carb while she is pounding on me relentlessly
somehow get carb out and manage to run away, use potions, carb dies, resummon him and use searing light again
get to the top, use one last ether
Chrissoul's astral flow ability wears off
well, im **** but she has about 1/8 of her hp bar left so i decide im gonan give her one **** of a fight before i go out, so i start to attack
with no potions, ethers, yag or anythign left, she falls

total hp left: 8
total mp left: 3

i still dont know how hte **** i pulled it off but i did, and i got the record with 9:10, still think i was the first person to attempt it


so yes boys and girls, the physical earrings will save your **** (i had 48 left when i beat shiva, so had i not had them i surely woudl be SOL

but i think it used up all of my luck with the avatar fights, cause i have lost all since, but oh well, least i have the ladies ^_^
Am I doing it wrong?
# Sep 13 2004 at 2:13 AM Rating: Decent
Okay. I'm a level 20 smn. I got the quest. I got the MINI fork. I trade it to the Mithra in Raboa. I get sent to Cape Terrigan. I click the proto-crystal thinger then my options are "Trial by wind" and "none". I choose "Trial by wind" then proceed to have Garuda 1-hit kill me. This has happened twice. I'm OBVIOUSLY fighting the wrong Garuda. ~Please help!
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Yes, you are. You are supposed to TRADE the mini-tunning fork to the protocrystal, otherwise you end up fighting the Garuda that's meant for the party of 60+'s. Hope this helps you.
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RE: Am I doing it wrong?
# Sep 13 2004 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
/slaps her own face.
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# Sep 04 2004 at 2:22 AM Rating: Decent
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The fastest, and IMO easiest and definately cheapest way to fight the avatars is the 3 Searing Light method. Here's how I beat Titan and Shiva (waiting for next Lightsday to fight Garuda for first time):

Brought: 1 Yag Drink, 2 Ethers, 1 Pamama au Lait (HP regen), 1 fish mithkabob (or boiled/steamed crab).
Only had to use Pamama au Lait in one of the fights vs. Titan, and wasn't really neccesary.
OK.
Get the Teleport to the Crystal.
Cast Protect, Aquaveil, and eat the fishkabob/crab.
Trade Fork to Crystal to Enter Battlefield.
Run up the path to the last crack, near the top.
Summon Carby from far enough away to get him out (shouldn't be hard as Garuda uses Aerial Armor right away).
Have Carby Assault Garuda.
Use Yag Drink.
Use Astral Flow.
Make sure you're close to Garuda, use Searing Light, and don't run till it hits.
Once it hits, run as far down as possible.
Wait for Carby to get beaten.
Use Pamama au Lait if ya want for HP.
Summon Carby when Garuda is halfway down the path.
Run up to Garuda, use Ether, and Searing Light (should be ready by then).
Stay close till it hits, then run to the top.
Now this is where the Avatar usually uses it's 2HR. This is where luck comes in.
If they use the 2HR, just keep running as fast as possible to the top.
When you get as far up there as you can, all the way to the back, summon Carby.
If you're not dead, and Carby is out, YAY!
One last Ether (if you don't have 40 MP).
One last Searing Light.

I've beaten the record everytime with this method, and it only costs me about 4-5k each battle, so it's the cheapest and fastest, and I found it to be the easiest.

Hope this helps!
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RE: Fast and Easy...and lucky this time
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I have a very funny story for y'all, it's about my first Garuda fight!
Ok, so I get the tele to the crystal area.
I cast Protect, Aquaveil and eat a Fish Mithkabob.
I enter the battlefield.
Ran up the path to the same point I always summon Carby from, and Summon Carby.
Then I Press the buttons (Ctrl 1) for the macro that usually makes Carby Assault the Avatar.
I see the /echo Release and I'm like OH ****
I had it on the wrong macro set.
So now I hav no Carby and Garuda wants to kill me, so I book it down the path.
I go as far down as possible and try to summon Carby, but Garuda keeps hitting me.
I use my Pamama au Lait and keep trying to summon the Fuzzy Blue Bunny Mouse.
I finally get him out, and use Yag Drink, Astral Flow, Searing Light and book it to the top.
I use a potion when I get up there, which brings my HP back to 84ish.
Carby dies, I resummon, Use searing Light again, it's going really well.
Garuda gets **** uses Blizzard II on me, I live so I'm like, I've got this punk beat.
I go back down the path, Carby dies, I resummon, use and Ether and Searing Light Garuda for the last time!

Beat her. It was the most unlucky then lucky thing ever.

If I'd had the right set of macros up, it would've been much easier.

Here's my Macro list if Y'all want it.
CTRL:
1-/ja Assault <t>.
2-/item "Yagudo Drink" <me>
3-/item Ether <me>
4-/item "Pamama au Lait" <me>
5-/item Potion <me>

ALT:
1-/ma Carbuncle <me>
2-/ja Astral Flow <me>
3-/ja Searing Light <t>

This allows fast and easy access to everything I've ever needed for these fights.
Occasionally I check in Pet Commands to see if Blood Pact is ready for another Searing Light.

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RE: Fast and Easy...and lucky this time
# Jan 10 2005 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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The only other thing I did was cast Dia on Garuda. Even if you die, if her HP is low enough, just wait a few min. and the avatars usualy die from it. Even if you're dead you still get credit for the fight if they die.
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RE: Fast and Easy...and lucky this time
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umm, garuda doesnt card Blizard II, so obviously you musta ment Aero II
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# Aug 31 2004 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
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http://www.summoner.info/
This is the best site I've found on fighting those Mini-battles.
Garuda blink's herself in the fight, and her 2-hour (which she will use when low on HP) is the most devastating of any avatar I've fought.
Items I use:
Boiled/Steamed Crab X1: For Extra Defense when she's hitting you.
Pear/Periskos Au Lait X1: for HP regain to make sure you are in good shape.
Yagudo Drink X1: An absolute must.
Hi-Potions x3: Emergency only.
Ether x3: To regain mana.
Here's my tactic, same as on the site.
1:Use crab, au lait, and Protect Spell.
2: Charge up the hill until you can target the Avatar.
3: Summon Carbuncle. Avatar's comin' to get you, now. Assault! Yagudo drink!
4: stand CLOSE to the fight between the two avatars, and use Astral Flow. Avatar hate goes to you. It's IMPORTANT to not run away!
5: Searing light the heck outta the mob. Hate goes to Carby once it connects. Then, you run down the hill aways and use an Ether. Carby's still up and kicking. Wait about for MP tic from yag drink to bring you up to where you need to be to Searing light again. Summon carby if he dies, make sure that avatar is way way aways from you.
6: Once you're close to cast searing light again (1minute recast time) charge into the fight, and fire it off. Hate goes to you for a second... then back to Carby once it connects. NOW, run the heck away, as far as you can. Here comes enemy 2 hour!
7: Ether. Summon Carby, because he's probably dead unless you luck out. Searing light the beastie a third and final time once the timer gets past that 1 minute mark.
8: Okay, Yag drink wears off here. Carbuncle's gonna unsummon any second. Enemy avatar is nearly dead.... what do you do? You charge the battle and engage the avatar in hand-to-hand combat with something like a mercenaries staff. Here's where those Hi-potions come in. If you've done everything right, she'll fall right over and that puppy is yours.
Heck of a fight, and usually over in 3 and a half to 4 minutes.
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# Jul 18 2004 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I have tried Garuda 4 times so far, and have lost 4 times. First time was on Lightday. I got her down about 1/3 of the way, then used my 2-hour and Searing Light. Took all my MP and Carbuncle was gone. Garuda then proceeded to head my direction and kick my rear. No MP to cast; Hi-Ether took too long to use.

Last 3 times have been on Iceday. Every time after getting her down about 1/4 of the way, Garuda would use something (couldn't see with running away) that would crit Carbuncle and kill him super fast and I wouldn't be far enough away to recast, so she would interrupt before I could get Carbuncle back out. Dead. Dead. Dead.

I haven't used any HP potions, as I figured MP was more important--keep Carbuncle out as long as possible. I've been using Yagudo drinks and Hi-Ethers. After about 5 or 6 times of casting Carbuncle, I'll get to a point where he's dead before I've had the chance to get far enough away to recast.

When using Searing Light, do YOU have to be close to the Avatar? Or can you be far away and trigger it as well? The only time I've been able to use it thus far I did it from close range, then Carbuncle vanished after using Searing Light and I was interrupted trying to recast him until I died. I'm also using SMN/BLM for the extra bit of MP over SMN/WHM (280MP with gear; Hume) and all my skills are capped for level 20 (combat and magic).

At this point, I honestly think it would be much easier to get 15-20 more levels on WHM and do the high-level battles with a group rather than these solo battles.

First off, let me say I did this route as well, and kept getting my **** handed to me.

The problem here is you're using *HI* Ethers. They take WAY too long, and quite frankly are a bit overkill if you're using Yagudo drinks. They are hella slow. Ive fount hi-potions arent much better, but honestly they seem okay. Using Hi-Ethers can be fatal during these fights.

I use 3-4 ethers, 1 Yag drink and depending on the battle, a few potions. With rare exception after I stopped using hi-ethers, I havent had any trouble defeating these guys as I go.

Finally, you dont need to do ANYthing that will raise your MP for these battles. The split second you pop even one Searing Light off, ALL your MP will be gone. Doesn't matter if you're subbing WHM/BLM/NIN/whatever. So don't focus on getting more MP, as it's pointless.

Worry about getting your hands on some ethers (much faster than hi-ethers) and yag drinks and you should be just fine.
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weird...
# Jun 14 2004 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I just got this quest in rabao... and i am not even a smn...

Meh.
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# Aug 12 2004 at 5:48 AM Rating: Decent
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dude, check your fork first, and see if it says MINI in it before saying anything, this is a SMN only quest.
You can get the lvl 60+ quest with anyjob if high enough fame.
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# Jun 03 2004 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
Got Garuda Today, and it seemed to be easier on Lightsday then on Iceday when i had my first Try/Mistake... Carbuncle seems to do more Dmg with same Skill (Summoning 58 in my Case)
I used 2 Hi-Potions, 1 Hi-Ether, 3 Yagudo Drinks and a Pumkin Pie +1 ! A stranger Whm helped me out in Rabao with Protect II and Shell II...
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# May 31 2004 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Two questions:

what determines your fame in Rabao?

what level of fame in Rabao will I need to obtain this quest?
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RE: 2 questions
# Jul 19 2004 at 11:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Sandy's Fame is linked to Rabao.. all you need is Lvl 3 fame in Sandy to activate this Mini-avatar quest..^_^
Question please help
# May 28 2004 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
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hmmm, i got a question for people who have fail doing this.
1st what are the down time before u are allow to battle again

2nd what if i throw your tunning fork away because i though this work like bcnm. =/ do the npc give me another fork??
RE: Question please help
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I never threw away my fork, but I'm almost positive you can get another.
As for the waiting period after you battle (win or lose, doesn't matter), you have only to wait until it's 24:00 in Japan. You can use your computer clock to tell you when that will be for you. I'm in pacific time, and thus I figured out Japan is 16 hours ahead of me, so a new japan day starts at 8 AM Pacific Time.
And you can go to http://mithrapride.figarocastle.org/vana_time/index.html to find out when the next Lightsday is (I strongly recommend going on Lightsday, more Searing Light damage!)
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RE: Question please help
# Aug 31 2004 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
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24hour real time delay.
And I dunno what happens if you toss your fork. Way too useful an item for me to even try that. ^^;
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# May 19 2004 at 7:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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I developed a detailed strategy guide that worked for me - hope you like it.

http://vanadielheroes.informationsystems.ws/forum/viewtopic.php?t=197&sid=750417e8988a6a81a190dcef897415b6

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# May 16 2004 at 4:42 PM Rating: Default
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Beat garuda on iceday when she is weak. This is what i brought: 4 yagudo drink, 1 rolanberry pie, 4 hi ether 4 hi potion. What i did was keep recasting carbie and having it normal melee using yagudo drinks all the time to reduce mp lost 1 mp/sec. When i got low on hp or mp i would use hi ether and hi potion while carbie was fighting. When garuda got down to 1/4hp i used searing light and that finished her off. Use yagudo drink one after another and use rolanberry pie at the beginning for mp +50. Hope this helps.
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Possible answer to confusion
# May 15 2004 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
This happend to me yesterday with the earth mini-fork.

Make sure you're main job is SMN when you talk to the NPC for the mini-fork.

Took me 2 hours to figure that out.
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# May 13 2004 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
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OK so i have beat most of teh avatars at this point, and i get to rabao and i have enough fame to activate the 65+ battle anbd get the full size fork but when i talk to other one they wont give me the mini fork...is it different fame for the mini fork than the main fork>>?
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# Sep 04 2004 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Not different fame, you have to be a SMN to get the mini-fork. It's a special quest just for SMNers. Same fame to get the regular fork I believe.
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RE: Confused....
# Feb 02 2005 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
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The solo fights require 1-2 fame and The party one is lvl 7-8 fame.
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I have tried Garuda 4 times so far, and have lost 4 times. First time was on Lightday. I got her down about 1/3 of the way, then used my 2-hour and Searing Light. Took all my MP and Carbuncle was gone. Garuda then proceeded to head my direction and kick my rear. No MP to cast; Hi-Ether took too long to use.

Last 3 times have been on Iceday. Every time after getting her down about 1/4 of the way, Garuda would use something (couldn't see with running away) that would crit Carbuncle and kill him super fast and I wouldn't be far enough away to recast, so she would interrupt before I could get Carbuncle back out. Dead. Dead. Dead.

I haven't used any HP potions, as I figured MP was more important--keep Carbuncle out as long as possible. I've been using Yagudo drinks and Hi-Ethers. After about 5 or 6 times of casting Carbuncle, I'll get to a point where he's dead before I've had the chance to get far enough away to recast.

When using Searing Light, do YOU have to be close to the Avatar? Or can you be far away and trigger it as well? The only time I've been able to use it thus far I did it from close range, then Carbuncle vanished after using Searing Light and I was interrupted trying to recast him until I died. I'm also using SMN/BLM for the extra bit of MP over SMN/WHM (280MP with gear; Hume) and all my skills are capped for level 20 (combat and magic).

At this point, I honestly think it would be much easier to get 15-20 more levels on WHM and do the high-level battles with a group rather than these solo battles.
RE: Any other tips?
# May 14 2004 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
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There is a way to keep carbuncle going after using Searing Light (yes i have done it) When using Astral Flow Carbuncle does not use ANY mp so if you have Yagudo drink active which refreshes MP at 2mp/3secs you will not run out of mana when you use Searing Light so Carbuncle never goes away . Try it - go to any newbie zone - drink yagudo drink - use astral flow - use searing light on a low mob - WOW carbuncle is still there! May need to attack mob first to make him a battle target (red name - claimed) here is a link to my strategy i used to win ifrit - hope you like it

http://vanadielheroes.informationsystems.ws/forum/viewtopic.php?t=197


Edited, Wed May 19 20:02:33 2004
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RE: Any other tips?
# Oct 23 2005 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
omgz rate the F up! thank you for explaining how it is possible to cast Searing Light then run away... I couldnt understand how you could do that because I thought after using it carby gone... garuda would come after me, now I get it, thanks!!
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RE: Any other tips?
# May 11 2004 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Im hume SMN and have 302 MP, you need to run up the ramp, summon carby, order to attack, then run back down the ramp to the protocrystal, keep running up and down (when the avatar is far enough from either way) and fight like that. You have to be close to the avatar so its in range of carbys 2hr and yourself. After you run and it hits (or misses) RUN. Also bring a super ether (if you can afford it) or 3 Hi potions. (its what i do and i fare fine =) ) And these cap fights are a test of your skill, and my summoning skill is only 30 or so, and i beat all avatars, its just the matter of how you approach it =)
RE: Any other tips?
# May 11 2004 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Also bring a super ether (if you can afford it) or 3 Hi potions.


R U KIDDING!!!

Super Ether!!! cost too much!!!
try some juice!!! it works better than ether!!
try Yagudo drink, or melon juice or pineapple juice

after u went in and ready to fight
cast carby out > attack > juice > 2hr. > Searing Light > RUN to mid way (I think u might still have some MP left cuz the jucie > carby keep attack > then repeate the step the u should be fine... I hope
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# May 12 2004 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I use super ethers for full MP so incase searing light misses or is too low dmg, and AF runs out, super ether to get full MP back and let carby melee the rest, but i use juices and muslums mainly.
Use your 15 mins
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Unless you are trying to beat the record,i suggest using carbuncle to attack the avatar over and over till the avatars hp is down at least one quarter to one third,THEN use astral flow->searing lights.it will only take 2 of them to finish the avatar.i was using the fast searing light stratagy for the last 2 weeks,i only beat Titan,i was getting beat constantly,the avatars used their 2 hour on me and the chances of Carbuncle missing his 2 hour seemed higher or he didnt hit fo the total 210 damage to the avatar .
Using my stratagy today,i beat Shiva,Ifrit and Ramuh,in a 6 hour period.i cast Carbuncle 4 times before using the 2 hour,he took the avatars HP down enough.
i suggest using a pumpkin pie for extra MP for the Carbuncle fights.remember,you have 15 minutes to complete these solo fights,i suggest you use it.
Good luck.
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Hmmm.
# May 05 2004 at 5:28 AM Rating: Good
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Same as others Don't know much else I got Pwned but didn't fight her on weak day.....

1st off I can say those who had Summons before Mini quest. I understand if they are upset. I have max fame for every town in preperation for those quest. However these fights are tough and with 2 slight mistakes your dead! And they are very Fun!

2nd I'm happy they have released them so I can have my WHM with Auto Regen and level my sub job with fun of being more useful than WHM backup.

Ok I have beat Titan and Ifrit so far. With 6-8 Hi-Potions *Not all used*; 3 Melon Juices; 2 Ethers; and 1 of the HP drinks for regen. Failed Ramuh 2 time due to mistakes but will work on Him. Others I'm not sure of.

Used Juices @ Start and Hi-Potion when HP below 200.

Go in Cast Carb > Attack > 2 Hour> Searing Light>
Either> Recast Carb> MP Drink> Searing Light>
Either> Recast Carb> Searing Light = Victory!

I am thinking about using Fishkabobs they would probably help a lot! Max MP is worthless Searing light drains all MP. Garuda I faught on a normal day and only got HP 1/2 with 3 landing Searing Lights. Ran out of Hi-Potions about the same time.

Time 4:23 and was record on *Bahamut* for Titan.

On their weak day 3rd Searing light will kill them it seems and Hope I'm right on this.

Repeating Data once again fight on these days!
Day > Weakness > Avatar
Fire > Ice > Shiva
Earth > Lightning > Ramuh
Water > Fire > Ifrit
Wind > Earth > Titan
Ice > Wind > Garuda
Light > Carbuncle is strong can fight any with good chance! I beat Ifrit on Lightsday.

Fire > Ice > Air > Earth > Lightning > Water > Fire
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