The Pirates' Cove  

Submitted by:Chtulhu the Quick
Start Area: Metalworks
Start NPC:Any Gate Guard
Prerequisites:Return of the Talekeeper
Related Areas:Ifrit's Cauldron
Related Mobs:Magma
Salamander (H - 7)
Mission:6 - 2
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:40000
Reward:Rank 7
(Average from 11 ratings)
Items Required:Adaman Ore
Frag Rock
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: Return of the Talekeeper
Next Mission: The Final Image
Last Updated: Sun Nov 2 11:25:28 2008

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You are being sent to Norg as an emissary of Bastok. Meet Sir Naji in front of the President's Office for a full briefing.


For starters, from somewhere you will need to get an Adaman Ore. You only need one Adaman Ore for every 6 people.

Start by picking up the quest from any guard. You will be directed to Naji, the guard outside the President's Office, where you will be treated to a cut scene.

You will be sent to talk to Gilgamesh in Norg. If you have not entered Norg since defeating the Shadow Lord, you will be treated to a long cut scene, as well as another one when you talk to Gilgamesh. Make sure you talk to him until he tells you to retrieve a Frag Rock from Ifrit's Cauldron.

Take a chocobo to Yhoator Jungle, and take the I-5 entrance to Ifrit's Cauldron. The ??? is near to the entrance, but you still need to be careful. Bees do not agro, but bats and volcanic gasses both will. They both con DC at 63 generally, but the gasses can explode, doing over 1200 points of damage to everyone standing around. So have Barfira and Stoneskin up if these things agro, and have Stun ready. But generally try to avoid them.

From the entrance, head left at the first junction, then take the next right. At H-7, there will be a lava flow with a ??? in the middle of it. To trigger the NM, you'll need to trade an adaman ore to it. If there are any other mobs floating around (there weren't when we were there), you'll want to take care of them first. There is a volcanic gas on the other side of an impassable rock ridge, but it never linked while we were there.

There are actually two NM's: Magma (a bomb) and Salamander (a lizard). The bomb drops the Frag Rock whereas the Salamander does not. If you can figure out a way to kill the bomb without the lizard, that would be fine. As with all bombs, make sure you have Stoneskin and Barfira up and people ready with Stun. We killed it 4 times without having it explode once, so it's certainly doable. The Salamander will cast a Fireball, but it doesn't do huge amounts of damage.

Once the Magma is dead, it will drop 6 frag rocks. Each of these is Rare/Ex. Someone without a Frag Rock will have to trade the Adaman Ore, so if you are doing it multiple times, you may need to trade the 2nd or 3rd ore around some.

Once you've got your Frag Rock, return to Norg and trade your Frag Rock to Gilgamesh for a cut scene. Then return to Bastok and talk to Naji for a cut scene, Rank 7 and 40,000 gil.


To read the transcripts for this mission, see the The Pirates' Cove Spoilers page.

Mission Series

This mission is part of the Republic of Bastok Mission series. The entire mission series includes:

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Successfully Solo'd
# May 11 2010 at 8:06 PM Rating: Good
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I was able to solo both the Magma and Salamander as a 75PUP/WAR with the WHM Automaton, had to Role Reversal twice, and Deactivate/Activate once
BLM solo
# Oct 20 2009 at 11:43 AM Rating: Good
344 posts
I tried soloing this as BLM/RDM and failed. The major problem is it is immune to sleep (I was using Pluto and 310+ in dark skill and couldn't sleep it). Also, the attack speed is ridiculous even with shock spikes to keep it stunned; it was already getting 2 or 3 hits at me before it showed up on screen to target. Even with gravity, I can't imagine it's possible for a BLM to avoid its physical attacks enough. Definitely recommend having atleast 1 DD.
# Dec 24 2008 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Just duo'ed this with a friend. He was 75RDM/37NIN, I was 75DRG/37SAM. He popped them and I immediately claimed the lizard while he kited the bomb and used DoT moves to get him down. Just atching what I was doing to avoid being pertifed by the lizard I easily got him down. My friend brought the bomb back to me and aparantly he's not to damaged by DoT my friend used every DoT he could and the thing was maybe 1% lower than full. I DD'ed him while friend just sat back and healed. We had him down in maybe 2-3 minutes. This is a very easy mission.
soloed it
# Nov 13 2008 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
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At lv 68-70 cant remember exact lv i soloed this thing traded the Required: Adaman Ore spawned the 2 nm the lizard and bomb and agroed the two of them so i ran for the zone when i rezoned back in the 2 nm were walking slowly back up so i followed them and just before they got back to there spawn point i charmed a bee and sent it against the bomb and pull it back this time i had only the bomb then it was only a matter of charming bees and bats send and run back killed it np i got the 6 frag rocks took one left the rest so if your on lakshmi and you need this let me know i will solo it for you im now 73bst
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# Aug 18 2007 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
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just got finished doing both 6-1 and this today, did them both in about 2 hours.
me (75pld/37war) and Niverine (friend) (74drk/37thf) just duoed this the Sphynxs and the bomb. Both were wayyyy easy with just us 2. I healed us both during the fights he just kept SA Spiral helling as much as he could. i threw in a swiftblade here and there to make darkness. Sneak Pull works like a charm i pulled the bomb without pulling the salamander AT ALL. total fight took about 5 or so minutes. Didn't use self destruct either. Hope some of that helped.
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beastmaster solo
# Aug 09 2007 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this last night as a 75 BST/WHM. Only used two courier carries and none of the surrounding pets. The last CC had about 10% HP left. On the first pet I used reward once. I didn't engage, but just sat back and watched.

As others have mentioned, i've sure it's just as easy as low as level 69 using the surrounding bees and bats.
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MNK/NIN solo
# Jun 17 2007 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
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I soloed this quest a few days ago as a lvl 75 MNK/NIN. This was an incredibly easy fight. I used the sneak pull trick to get the bomb alone and used Hundred Fists (I wanted to kill it quickly to try and avoid the self destruct) spamming Asuran Fists everytime i hit 100% tp. I didn't have time to hit the third asuran fists since the bomb dropped after about 45 seconds.
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Easy as BST69!
# Jun 02 2007 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Soloed as BST69/WHM34, Sneak on, while trading, Stoneskin, Blink, Barfira and reraise. Pop Courier Carrie, rest up mp, and get that Call Beast Timer down. Now, trade the Adaman Ore. Run away as fast as you can, immediately. If you do it quick enough the Magma wont hit you until you are far and the Salamander will never join the fight. I guess my Salamander stayed there and depopped, but I never went back to check. When you are out of the Salamander's area, send CC at the Magma and get away, to rest back mp and heal yourself.

Keep sending pet after pet at the Magma and it will die, eventually. use Bees and Bats and another CC, if needed. Took me 5 pets.

In the end, it's a pretty easy fight.
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bst solo
# May 09 2007 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Just soloed this as 68 Bst/Rdm (also soloed 6-1 two weeks ago when 67)

I first killed the volcano gas on spot. And then called up CC, casted blink, stonskin, and rested up. Sneak poped magama and RAN, by the time I got first hit, I was out of lizard's aggro range. There were 3 bees on the way out and they are sufficient to finish magama. Stoneskin and blink help alot when pet swip.

It is easier to solo than 6-1 for a bst, since those bees are at lvl close to magama. Magama does seif-distruct tho, in my case, it blows itself at around 10%.

Edited, May 11th 2007 10:23am by Monkeybitme
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# Mar 30 2007 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
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75 Rdm/blm, 75 Blm/rdm, sneak popped the nms, and grav/bind nuked the bomb to death.

Easy as pie.

Edited, Mar 31st 2007 2:05am by Kelbar
# Jan 02 2007 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
236 posts
12 people whose average level is at least 60 is recommended for this quest.

What game are you playing? Jesus Christ, can you say overkill?

And self destruct isn't 1000 needles, your going to take a lot more damage than 1200 from a bomb in Ifrits.

Who writes this crap?
Done easily with 4
# Dec 23 2006 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
435 posts
I was a little nervous to try this with only four people, but after soundly beating the NMs for San d'Oria 6-2, I figured this couldn't possibly be that bad. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that I had to sub NIN so my Sneak wouldn't fall when I popped the NMs. The party setup was like this:

75BLM/21NIN (yeah...gimped...that's me)

Sneak-pop worked extremely well, and the SAM proceeded to tank using a combination of Seigan/Third Eye, barely taking any hits. When he did take hits, he was taking pretty hefty damage (about 120-130) but he was able to hold hate just through sheer damage and the occasional Provoke.

The other BLM and I did a little bit of light nuking, but nothing impressive. At the end of the fight, we weren't really hurting...still had about 50% MP and the SAM only dropped into yellow HP once. All in all, very easy, and I get to see a shiny new "7" by my name now.

Things to note:

-You don't need a "real" tank for this. I'm of the opinion that any 75 DD could tank this thing easily. A 75RDM/NIN could probably solo it and make it look bad in the process.

-Although the bomb never tried to Self-Destruct, we did try to Stun it. Even at 75BLM with capped Dark Magic, the bomb resisted the spell. It's very hard to Stun, if it's even possible at all.

-Our BLM/RDM was able to Dispel the bomb's Berserk effect, but it was almost better to leave it on, since our SAM hit for nearly twice as much. Of course, the bomb hit for about 200, so it's a double-edged sword.

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bastok 6-2
# Dec 06 2006 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
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did this with 4x 69-75 it was a joke. sneak pull the bomb, it died np.
Another dicey fight
# Dec 02 2006 at 8:47 PM Rating: Default
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Not sure if anyone is following my posts, but i'm soloing these missions as a 75 pld with no nin sub. I loaded up just like i did for my Maat fight (carbonara, 6 hi-potions, yag drink, au-lait). Extremely dicey fight. I sneak pop and proceed to fight the bomb. I end the fight with 0 mp and 50 hp. Hands still shaking as i type this.
# Sep 25 2006 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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TOO EASY! Solod as a lvl 72 smn. carby kited the bomb easily, used flaming crush twice cuz i was starting to get impatient. I dcd right as i finished tho and couldnt get the items for some stupid f'n reason, so i gotta do it again. ;_;
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# Aug 08 2006 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Just as a little note, this guy is a bomb, and it DOES self-destruct, dispite a 6 time run with no occurence.
My Buddy Choompo and I Duo'd this last night as RDM/BLM & SMN/WHM.
Had Ifrit tank. Had to recast Ifrit 3 times I think before the bomb blew him self up, I think the mob was at about 10% health b4 he exploded.

Glad I was far enough away! Rank 7 yay!
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# Jul 09 2006 at 3:51 PM Rating: Good
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Duo'd this with BRD/NIN (me) and my wife, Chalumeau, WHM/SMN. Sneak popped and pulled the bomb to the other side of the pool of lava. This is a painfully easy fight. He went down very quickly and the lizard must've despawned. He never set up for Self-Destruct once though he Berserked over and over making him even easier to take down.
# Jul 03 2006 at 11:14 PM Rating: Default

Done this, easily... so easily.


RDM/NIN soloed the lizard while we beat up the bomb in less than a minute. Then we beat up the lizard. Over. We built TP on wasps first, though.
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# May 15 2006 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Just confirming the easy way to do this.
Went with some friends from my LS

62PLD, 62MNK, 67RNG, 70SMN, 67WHM, 59BLM

We camped in the hall that leads to the lava flow where the ??? is.

RNG was /NIN. We all had Sneak up, RNG had Utsusemi up, then traded the Adaman. Both the bomb and lizard spawned, The lizard ignored the RNG, who ran back to us, and we killed the bomb.
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# May 14 2006 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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I went 75RDM/DRK solo, had no problem!

Had to convert for MP.

When Stoneskin down I got hit for 110 damage, but my enhanced ice spikes took care of the good enough.

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Not a full Rank bar
# Apr 18 2006 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Gained access to this mission when my Rank points bar was about 3/4 to 4/5 full.
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Solo'd with bst
# Apr 05 2006 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this mission last nite. Bought the ore and went to the spot. I used my 67bst/nin, silent oil, and a reraise gorget. put up utsei, called CC, sneak, and traded. The lizard didnt aggro and i set my pet to fight bomb. after 3 bees i got the drop & 42 xp. Any bst that want to solo this, it is pretty simple. Be sure you sub nin b/c i dont trust blink and if you get hit you lose sneak. after CC died, the bees were plenty to tank the bomb, let them do their job and sit back and watch.
Warning: if there are other ppl in that area please warn them that you are going to pop the nm's and they should move.I didnt think the lizard would aggro anyone since i popped them, but sadly i was wrong. There was a thf (Tinuvuel sp?) that was afk and when i popped the nms the lizard aggro'd him. Tin, sorry bout that.

Anyhow, good luck.
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Mission 6-2: Pirate's Cove
# Apr 04 2006 at 9:41 AM Rating: Good
72 posts
After shouting for days for this, and being a level 72 SMN, I figured I could solo this bomb only if the Lizzard does not aggro. So to Ifrit's Cauldron I went. Got there and buffed up with the following : Garuda(Blink), then kneeled to get MP to 100%; Titan(Stoneskin),then kneeled to get MP to 100%.

Then I summoned Ifrit (since bombs are weak to fire) and traded my Adaman Ore to the "???".

Popped the mobs and sure enough, bomb agros right away but since shadow took the hit, my sneak did not drop and the lizzard did not come down off the cliff...and i ran out of Lizzard range and ordered avatar to retreat just around to the mouth of the entrance of the flame spout.

THen, i used BP Flaming Crush and bombs life drops one third and I run....when avatar died, I summoned Ifrit again and he immediately heads back to bomb and I do second BP Flaming Crush (does over 2031 damage). Did the same again and killed bomb on third Flaming Crush BP and got Frag Rock.

It never touched me for damage a single time.

Good Luck SMNs on this if you solo it. And if your on Ifrit Server and need this mission and cannot get help, send me a tell and I will solo it for you free of charge. Total time the fight took: less than 3 minutes.

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Power of the bst
# Mar 22 2006 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
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No one wanted to go fight this mission and i was antsy so i figured what the **** its only 110k for an ore -.- Got to ??? went to put up Utesemi and was /blm -.- So i said what the **** and tried it anyway. Called CC, 2 houred, used oil and popped NM;s. Got extremely lucky bomb missed me the first attack and got out of aggro range from Salamander. CC got down to 25% or so and a wasp and a bat mopped the rest of the bomb up. GO BST! /welcome Rank 7
# Dec 17 2005 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
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75 RNG
75 BLM
75 BRD

Fight lasted about 45 seconds, I got hit perhaps twice the entire fight. Sneak pull worked very well, Slug Shot landed for about 1700.
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Save on costs
# Nov 29 2005 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
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One thing to remember when doing this mission is that as long as one person can spawn it, 6 ra/ex frags will drop and can be looted by anyone at all regardless of current mission status or even current city.

So, once you reach 6-2, fill up your party with as many Bastokers as you can find who have not done 6-2 and still need the rock; even rank 1 Bastokers or friends from different cities that plan on ranking Bastok can benefit. You can then divide the cost of the ore by 6. This also makes it easier to recruit help, too -- if you happen to be unable to solo it. Just tell your Bastoker friends that they can be essentially done with 6-2 without having it flagged.

Edited, Tue Nov 29 03:14:17 2005
# Oct 25 2005 at 10:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Me and my friend Revo SMN/WHM 58 duoed this BOMB..
I pulled it with Sneak the lizzy doesnt aggro you that way.. SMN healed me and nuked it with meteor and other things.. I was rdm/nin for the fight.. never it once set up for (Self-destruct).

We had barfira up and I used a (Reraise Hairpin)for R2.
we got the drop and we were done... Thank you again Revo for helping me out (/bow)
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# Oct 25 2005 at 8:19 AM Rating: Decent
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2x postin in slow refresh /grrr

Edited, Tue Oct 25 09:41:41 2005
People just don't understand the beauty of hate control ^^
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# Oct 25 2005 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
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LoL mates, the bastok ones anyway, decided we were going to go get rank 7 for our nightly kicks, after shouting in jueno for at least an hour we decided just to go do it, me 69thf, 72 drk, and a 71 brd, tried to talk a blm or whm into coming or even a tank but to no avail..
After reading threads here we decided that I (thf) could tank it out (future practice for those odd nm tankings). Key was to dispatch as much of the mobs hps as possible as fast as possible and not die in the explosion so we headed out.
The route from I-6 zone was realtivly clear as the bees made good tp builders, and no agrro, only area we encountered aggro was after night when the bats spawned and an explosure at the ???(although we did encounter one bomb on the way out in the second intersection).
I sneak popped, same as in 6-1 the visual mob aggroed, liz did not, and hid, much like the THF AF fight, bomb dropped aggro, and I returned to the camp (in the entrance) since you have to walk around the lava to pop). Bard 2 houred *disco lights* and gave us attack and fire buff as well as barfira, prot, and shell.

SA and Blink up, drk pulls bomb circles, liz stays, drk engages and takes hate, I SA Dancing Edge ~850 dmg to take hate, DRK TA Cross Reaper ~1100, mob is very close to half mark, takes the bomb 10-12 attack rounds to strip shadows (my evasion is no where near capped either ~180ish). Straight Melee including brd till ~1/4 life. At this point I was frantically trying to cast utsus to no avail and was about to perfect dodge and recast (im at ~800/1060). Bomb gets ready to blow, I pop a SA/Hide/Shark Bite, Drk throws a SA...
Bomb Explodes, we each take ~200 dmg, and 6 frag rocks drop, we shout for freebies, no takers, and walk out with rank 7 ^^.

PS, I highlighted the important points in post, aslo we had to dish out 33,333 each to get our ore, Someone cleared the Jueno AH earlier. But we still came out 7k in the lead
People just don't understand the beauty of hate control ^^
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# Oct 22 2005 at 6:43 PM Rating: Default
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The lizard does NOT disappear, expect to fight it.
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RE: Lizard
# Dec 13 2005 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
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The lizard DOES
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This is a joke really...
# Oct 06 2005 at 2:39 AM Rating: Good
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I just did this again on my new character. This is said to require 12 members around lvl 60.

I go in with my team.
60NIN/WAR (me)

We cast sneak on the person who pop the NMs. NMs pop and the Lizzard NM doesnt aggro (sneak). I tank the Bomb only needing Haste. The BLM is there for the Stun. Fight until the Bomb dies and you get your Frag Rocks and the Lizzard dissapears. Congratulations! You just finish Bastok Mission 6-2 with 5 members. The Bomb never landed a hit on me.

12 members for this? I have two words for all.

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# Sep 01 2005 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Nice one SE.

Adaman Ore = 90k
Been shouting for weeks to do this and no takers. Looks like I have to do this with LS mates that don't need it so i gotta cough up the money myself. >.<
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# Aug 24 2005 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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If the bomb still drops the frag rocks if it explodes I could go as rdm/nin with reraise and just wait for it to blow it self up, wait for the items to drop into my inventory then raise my self and warp out. I would say some lost exp is worth saving an hour or two to put a party together, and the braging rights saying you solo'd 6-2 ^^
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# Aug 12 2005 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Lol I just helped out with this and 75 DRK with capped skill got resist stunning the bomb >< Wacky
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beaten as 6
# Jul 09 2005 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Well a friend and I felt like doing this mission last night so I went to Jeuno, shouted for a bit and sent /t's to all the Rank 6 bastokers i could find. Most everyone didn't feel like doing it or needed 6-1 first. So we had 5 ppl, and i decided to ask if everyone would be willing to try as 6 if i could find a whm. everyone was game so after about 10 mins of searching i found a 70 something whm who needed 6-1 but was smart enough to realize he could still get the EX frag rock from the bomb. so we all choco'd to the more eastern Ifrit's Cauldron entrance and went in. I knew the way because i had a coffer here for DRG AF body. so we got to the flame spout thing and buffed up. no other mobs were around. our set-up was this.

60 DRG (me)
62 RDM Morgania
63 WAR/NIN Ludo
70 NIN Alista
7? WHM Sirotama
7? BLM Migeru

I sneak popped the mobs hoping only the magma would aggro but the salamander did too. the NIN was very quick to voke the magma off of me and the RDM, NIN, and WAR all went to work on him. i just stood there taking hits from the lizard while both the whm and blm tried to sleep him. they were unable to get sleep to stick so i just let him keep hitting me as the whm and blm healed. the bomb dropped pretty fast due to some nice Rampage'ing and didnt get to explode. everyone then killed the lizard. No one dropped even to orange health except for the blm who dropped to 141 hp after the Salamander did tail bash or whatever move on her. probably the most important reason we won as 6 was the NIN tank. he probably hits pretty hard especially with berserk but none of his hits were able to land. much easier than i thought it would be, im just glad my pty was willing to try as 6.

EDIT: spelling and to add the ore was only 77k. no matter how much it is, i just suggest you buy from AH and have everyone chip in.

Edited, Sat Jul 9 13:54:22 2005
Galka 75 Dragoon - Kujata
RE: beaten as 6
# Dec 13 2005 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Just as an FYI, the reason the lizard aggro'd you was because sneak wears as soon as you get hit. My suggestion is to give the ore to nin or /nin. Pop an oil or cast sneak on the ore trader and the bomb will eat shadows until the puller can get out of sneak aggro range from the lizard. Fight, the bomb, stun any explosions and as long as no one approaches the lizard it will despawn.

Our pty:
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Duoed as bst
# Jun 02 2005 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
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My static partner Start and I both lvl66 bsts duoed these mobs for 6-2. The bomb took me one opo opo and 2 bees where it self destructed for 200dmg to me and 400 to the bee (it was at 10%hp~). The lizard turned out to be harder then we thought and my duo partner died but got raised by a rdm and we finished the lizard with about 4-5 pets total while Start was still weakened.
# Mar 16 2005 at 4:17 AM Rating: Decent
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RE: Easy
# Mar 16 2005 at 4:21 AM Rating: Decent
140 posts
Just finished this with 9 people. One 58 mage, others from 61-64, and one 70 NIN. We did it two times with no problems. We didnt even get the lizzy aggro. Only thing we did was pop sneak before spawning NM. Thought it was strange buy the lizzy didnt aggro. Good Luck.
RE: Easy
# Mar 22 2005 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
This mission was a joke. I was in a pt of 6 ppl, 74 war, rest of us in 60s and 1 that was high 50s. We did this last thursday night. I popped the bomb using sneak, no liz aggro (actually never even saw liz). war voked, brd 2-hr'd, i used barrage for 1700+ and slug shot for 2200+ while blms nuked and sam went at it ... dead. Lasted no joke maybe 15 seconds. Funny thing was we sat and debated for like an hour whether we shoudl get an alliance and do it. You could do this with 3-4 ppl imo if you have the right jobs.
# Feb 20 2005 at 1:39 AM Rating: Excellent
Did this a couple weeks ago, had SMN 67, 60 PLD, 61 RDM, 60 SAM, and me 75 BST.

I popped and pulled them, but I seriously doubt that it it possible to pull the mobs seperate, since the second I traded they spawned right next to me. Maybe there is a different point you can trade from, but oh well.

Anyway, I got aggro from both the bomb and the liz, and my bright idea was to only pull them bomb, but that went out the window. So I made Carrie tank the bomb as I ran like **** back to the PT telling the one SMN that we needed him to tank the lizard. So when I got back to the PT with 400 hp, the avatar got it off me, and about 30 seconds later, the bomb caught up to me. By this time we had somehow aggroed a bat, so I charmed it and we all went to town on the bomb and took it down pretty fast before it could use a second TP attack (Berserk for first). We came closer to dieing on the lizard after it fireballed taking me and the PLD into the red.
# Feb 09 2005 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Very easy, just did it with 75MNK/NIN, 70DRK/WAR, 73BRD, 62RNG/NIN (me), 62 WHM/BLM and 63 RDM/BLM. Took like 3 minutes to do, nearly killed myself tho, Sharpshot >> Sidewinder >> Barrage >> Sidewinder. I did it all with the Minne songs and when it used Berserk, did around 1950dmg with the Sidewinders. Ate through my shadows and nearly killed me (was hitting for 250dmg). But over all very easy fight, blew with less then 10% HP, almost killed WHM but other then that it went smooth.
RE: 6-2
# Jul 03 2005 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
630 posts
its amazing youre saying it was easy given the party setup you had. its only as is as you ahve the high levels to help you out.
# Nov 29 2004 at 2:52 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
Yes in fact like you guys said the bomb is easy, my sidewinder did 1766 dmg but...

The bomb EXPLODES!!! cause our party completely died... it was 1/8 living and did 1200 dmg on a pld 70.

So mages stay far and blink barfire stoneskin and reraise ^^;
Ranger all the way ^^
all i love is damage... hehe
bastok mission 6-2
# Nov 20 2004 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
82 posts
I dont know it this has already been readdressed, but someone said the bomb doesnt blow. I dont know if that got changed in a patch or u just got lucky.

We fought it tonight 3x's and it blew up the 3rd time. Luckly it was almost dead but it almost droped half our alliance. No one died, but it was very powerful If it had half life it would had killed everyone. Oh and we couldnt ever get the lizard to go to sleep.
#byrdclaw, Posted: Oct 14 2004 at 1:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Note: the bomb does not explode! don't worry about it cause it won't happen.
Just did this
# Oct 06 2004 at 6:47 AM Rating: Decent
7,466 posts
And I was the puller... Anyways the bomb is really easy, party was:

WHM me
RDMx2 (one 62, the other 66)
PLDx3 (one 68, one 60, the other 73 needless to say who was main tank)
RNG 58
and a unknown level (think around 60) Japanese WAR

Obvissly no stun... so I was far back with reraise lol, 5 of us needed the mission the others were helping. We just owned the bomb... no one dropped to yellow, RNG did something like 500 with barrage and killed it seconds later with a 900+ Sidewinder. Thing didn't even have a chance to think about blowing up. We left the Liz, which will despawn, by having the puller (me) get sneak on. Basically the bomb is sight, the liz sound. So pop then run like heck to your party which should be camping by the little path you came in from. Hopefully the bomb will miss you and maybe not even hit you at all due to range if you trade then run right away. WHM is actually probably the best puller, followed by RDM. Sneak, stoneskin, blink. While RDM has phalanx there is no risk involoved in pulling him if you do it right. Compared to 6-1 this was cake.
In a distant land, sink into the darkness...
# Jul 24 2004 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
I've just completed this one...won't say it was easy or something, since we had many higher levels helping out (thanks for that!).

The 2 NMs you fight are a Lizard called Salamander and a Bomb type named Magma. Magma is the enemy that drops 6 frag rocks needed for the quest. hence why you need one Adaman Ore per party that needs to complete this mission.
*yet another jobcrisis* BST 21
three-person party success
# Jul 22 2004 at 8:54 AM Rating: Excellent
89 posts
i was able to complete this mission with only myself (NIN60), PLD61, and WHM60. i used a silent oil before trading an adaman ore to the ???, and immediately ran for the zone. i managed to only pull the bomb, though i can't say whether or not it was due to the silent oil, or luck.

after a battle that lasted about five to ten minutes, we defeated the bomb and each got the item we needed.

it was night time, so that helped in pulling the bomb to the zone with the ninja kyahan's 25% movement speed increase. evasion+10 from ninja hakama was likely also very beneficial. i was only hit twice during the entire battle, due to unlucky timing on recasting utsusemi:ichi over utsusemi:ni.

not sure how much damage the bomb would have caused had it exploded, but we figured that even if it killed us, it would have been alright since the items still would have dropped and been auto-distributed to our corpses. ;)
Precarious - Ninja
To Initiate
# Jul 10 2004 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
209 posts
Talk to gate guard, then gilgamesh. Then go fight the two NMs and you're good!
Note: You actually only have to kill the bomb. You can kill the bomb, sleep the liz and run

BTW this mission is very easy.
My party was lv57-66 12 ppl, average around 63, and we destroyed the mob. I'd say a party of 60-65 could do it.

Edited, Sat Jul 10 19:38:00 2004
Adaman Ore
# Apr 30 2004 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
68 posts
It is generally pretty easy to get people for this mission, a lot of people hold off on it due to the Adaman Ore. I did it the other day with an alliance of 12 level 60-70 players.

The NM's were not that tough, The problem as stated before was getting the Adaman ore. We decided as an alliance to try and farm for it at first... We went after the Phantom worm in Kuftal tunnel first, killed it 3 times (with a level 67 thief in party) no Adaman drop... Then we decided to try and mine for it... Needless to day Ifrit's Cauldron is not meant to be mined by an Alliance.... Several died when sneaks/invis ran out after they got seperated from on of our 4 set groups (you have to be sneaked for the bats and invis'd for the bomb types) We finally ended up buying the ore from the AH...

169k for the first ore, 17Ok for the 2nd, came to right about 30,000 a person (28,750) and you get 40,000 for completing it...

Yeah its a let down, but I foundout the reason for it... When the mission was first created, nothing used Adaman ore, so it was pretty cheap, much more recently, you get many armors/weapons made out of it, drastically bringing up price...
Lev 75/37 PLD/WAR
Oops, I goofed
# Apr 27 2004 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
3,571 posts
I forgot to give the amount of players required for it.

I would suggest 10-12 level 60s for this one, the same as with 6-1

So I wander on, asking where you might have gone
From what I knew before, some things are worth fighting for
Night road leads me to a town because
I'm beckoned by the glow of kerosine and tumbleweed
They're calling out, forevermore worth fighting for
RE: Oops, I goofed
# Mar 06 2005 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
1,914 posts
I forgot to give the amount of players required for it.

I would suggest 10-12 level 60s for this one, the same as with 6-1

Must have had some pretty sad level 60s to require 10-12 of them for mission 6-1.
Hope you arent bastokian
# Apr 27 2004 at 2:53 AM Rating: Excellent
34 posts
As it says the mission is not skippable which means you would never be able to get more rank.
#SethJstSeth, Posted: Apr 27 2004 at 2:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i wouldnt even bother with this mission if u had to buy ur own Adaman ore cause it sells for far too much to only get 40k for it and a rank
RE: lol
# Apr 27 2004 at 2:55 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Bear in mind that you only need one ore/6 people though, so you can split the cost for the ore 6 ways. Say the ore cost 120k.. that's only 20k each person, so you'll still make 20k each and attain rank 7.
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