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Carbuncle Debacle - SMN AF3  

Submitted by:Jeryhn
Realm:Windurst
Start Area: Windurst Walls
Start NPC:Ripapa (I - 9)
Type:Artifact
Prerequisites:Class Reunion - SMN AF2
The Puppet Master - SMN AF1
Related Areas:Cloister of Gales
Cloister of Storms
Mhaura
The Boyahda Tree
Related Mobs:Koru-Moru (E - 7)
Lightning Gremlin
Ogmios
Ripapa (I - 9)
Thunder Gremlin
Mission:6
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
Rating
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(Average from 11 ratings)
Items Required:Lightning Pendulum
Title Obtained:Paragon of Summoner Excellence
Items Granted:Evoker's Horn
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Tue Dec 11 18:22:30 2007

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Summary

Carbuncle needs your help. The Mana Orb held by the energy thief has grown so powerful it is threatening to enslave all the Carbuncles in the world. You must act now to save them!

Walkthrough

In order to receive this quest you must have completed the SMN AF1 quest for the Kukulcan's Staff and AF2 for the Evoker's Spats.

Head to the House of the Hero in Windurst Walls and hear Carbuncle's cry for help.

Talk to Koru-Moru.

Head to Mhaura and speak to Ripapa to get the Lightning Pendulum. Next, head to The Boyahda Tree and walk to the Cloister of Storms. Trade the Lightning Pendulum to the Lightning Photocrystal and enter the battlefield.

Defeat the two weapons, Lightning Gremlin and Thunder Gremlin. Afterwards, go back and speak to Koru-Moru.

Next head to Rabao and talk to Agado-Pugado. He will send you to the Cloister of Gales where you will fight Ogmios. Bring echo drops for the fight.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the summoner artifact gear quest series. The complete series includes:

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# Aug 25 2011 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
XD Ognimus was a big push over he looks so big and bad ye he has a lot of health but he couldnt even kill my Carbuncle and my MP never died since i had Carby Mitts so i OWNED him then i wanted to push his body off the edge <.< >.> ^.^ v.v *safe for now*
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Have you lost your Lightning Pendulum?
# Nov 18 2008 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
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HAVE YOU LOST YOUR LIGHTNING PENDULUM? NPC WON'T GIVE IT TO YOU? >CURE HERE<
I noticed some posters unable to get the item. Here is a cure.

I have been unable to receive the Lightning Pendulum after dropping it. I have talked to every NPC related to the quest. Koru-Moru says this in response when teling to him,

"Oh, it's you.
Accordily-cording to the staff at the Rhinostery, there's been an incident with one of their researcher-areenos.
It might be that Uran-Mafran's diddily-doing.
Hurry on over and see what's hap-happily-happened"

I spent forever looking for this "Uran-Mafran" only to discover he doesn't exist as a NPC I can click on. I just can't find him at all. This is when I go to Wiki and discover that the reason I can not receive a 2nd Lightning Pendulum is because I can't have prime avatar quest for Ramuh up @ the same time. It blocks the quest for AF Head completely. If you drop your Rare/ex item, MAKE SURE YOU DON'T HAVE RAMUH PRIME BATTLE QUEST UP. I have tested this theory and know 100% for a fact that the below is true to it's statement in ffxiwiki.


"The quest Trial by Lightning can interfere with this portion of the quest. You may be blocked from progress any further until you can defeat Ramuh Prime and clear Trial by Lightning."

Edited, Nov 19th 2008 12:35am by SummonerFenrir
solo as War/nin
# Sep 12 2008 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Managed to solo Ogmios as War/nin. Much harder than I first anticipated. Took 3 tries before I finally beat him.

First two tries, I was in a semi haste (12%) and evasion (+22) setup but I found my shadow reacst to be always a few secs later than I needed it to be. On the third try, I went in with full haste setup (20%) and did well. The reduced recast timers from haste just managed to let me recast my shadows in time when they are taken away by his AOE.

Same stragety as always: Slept to 100TP. Berserk, warcry, retaliation, mighty strikes. Rampage + Icarus wing + Rampage. This took off only about 35% of his HP. By the time my mighty strikes wore, I only managed to bring him down to about 50% HP.

The rest of this battle is a real test of my timings. Being able to recast ichi without being interrupted and getting shadows up after a dispelga or silencga is the key. I barely made it with 20% haste and will probably failed again if I had anything lesser.

He has about 11k HP and by my sixth Rampage, he is dead. I used two hi-pots+3 in the process and have about 900+ HP left.

I must say I had a very enjoyable fight. Probably my best solo as a WAR.
dropped lightning pendulum
# Jun 06 2008 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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My Lightning Pendulum was accidently dropped, anyone know how to get ti back?
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# Feb 04 2008 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
my husband (Wingk) and i went and duo'd the gremlins :D
he went as nin67 and i was smn61, he killed the rdm one very easily while i kited the warrior gremlin... i nearly did it until he one shoted carby and i couldnt recast in time.. so i quickly called fenrir. That coulda worked but the gremlin stunned fenny and came for me = smn dead.
By this time Wing had killed the rdm one and continued to mess up the warrior one = both gremlins dead!
He said that paralyze sticks on them and really makes it easier, obviously a nice evasion set up works well ^^
Total time in there was 10mins, not bad ^.~
Good luck to all that try this without your 75rdm's :P
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Gremlin fight @ clister of Storms.
# Nov 09 2007 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I was 75 SMN/WHM and my friend was 75 NIN/WAR. Buffed my nin friend with haste but he said he just didnt bother putting up shadows cuz the mob was so easy. The Thunder Gremlin is the RDM and the Lightning is the WAR. Never got in yellow hp. I used Garuda on then Thunder Gremlin, 2 houred to save mp (in case I need to heal my NIN friend), bped it with Predator Claw and that took it down 4/5th of its hp while my NIN friend tanked the Lightning Gremlin. After I killed my Thunder Gremlin, bp was up again and I bped the Lightning Gremlin and won. Took 4 minutes cuz I buffed stoneskin, blink, hastega and rested mp to full.

For Ogmios, I went as 75 SMN/WHM. Blink up and went in and used Carbuncle. and ran down to the crystal and waited to recast. Did this a few times, got riddled once so I lost 1k mp >< (I only needed to bp it with carby cuz I had too much hate from trying to dia it 2 times), and all and all used 2 echo drops and won the fight in 24 min 33 seconds.



Edited, Nov 9th 2007 5:39pm by cheroni
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RDM75 solo (surprise surprise...)
# Sep 04 2007 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Thunder Gremlin's attacks drains MP, Lightning Germlin's attacks drains TP.
Both are immune to Sleep and Silence.

Fought them as RDM75/PLD37, used Flash and Sheild Bash to interrupt their rage attacks. Kept Lightning Germlin binded while I fight Thunder Gremlin, used Chainspell at the beginning for Bind and Stoneskin recasts. Got 34 exp from each of them.

Fought Ogmios as RDM75/NIN37, nothing too noticeable. Silencega and Dispelga strips utsusemi, I forgot about that. If I have to do this again I would /BLU for Head Butts, or /DRK for higher damage output. I thought my Evisceration did poor damage on him because it only chipped off a small amount of his HP, but when I checked the log I found out all of my Eviscerations did 500+ damage... This thing has a ton of HP. Got 42 exp from him.
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RDM75 solo (surprise surprise...)
# Oct 06 2007 at 1:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ok so if you are going to attempt this as a 75BST/NIN then you'll find they hit hard [100-150 per hit] and your pet wont last long either. I went in thinking my pet could tank but [CC] it didnt do too well - nearly outlasted the two gremlins. Got the RDM down to about 25% and was saving my tp for end kill. Didnt see what CC had got its prey down to but I suspect lower as CC was hitiing 175+ each hit. I had problems keeping shadows up - maybe my eva is not high enough.

Probably can be done with a little luck, more High Pots and a bit more skill than me!
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Help
# Aug 02 2007 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Was going to type a big long problem i was facing with this quest but realised that i wasn't doing it with SMN as main.....OMG i'm a twat! XD
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Soloed as BLM
# Jun 14 2007 at 3:28 AM Rating: Default
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before going in, equiped MP gear, rested full, buffed full, used RR etc, then traded pendulum.

Started fight with bind on war, then grav rdm, then killed rdm in one burst II using rairin obi and a thunder III. 3 binds, 2 gravs on the war, 1 burst II 3 thunder IVs and 1 blizzard IV it was dead... piece of cake

for anyone to say this cant be done by blm hasnt ever seen a blm solo >.>

edit: Just soloed the second part, alot easier then i expected... The manticore can start building a resistance to bind but otherwise if you are quick it wont outlast you... keep stoneskin on, dont worry about blink as itll just drop it with silencga/dispelga, barsilence REALLY helps...

Thunder IV > bind > gravity > aspir > stun ga > thunder IV and just repeat that until its dead, good to stick a few dots on when you have the chance... The key to this fight is being FAST, and using aspir as soon as its up so you have enough mp to kill it... I didnt use 2hr, but i won with only enough mp left to warp...

You can also ES bind > rest near the end just in case

Edited, Jun 14th 2007 9:54am by Stayhigh
Another story of ease
# Apr 02 2007 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Duo'd both easily with 75smn and 75 mnk/nin(me). Fenrir messed up the war while I messed up the rdm, then finished the war. If you have a decent evasion job, neither one can barely even hit you. Mine is 262.

Manticore isn't much better. His silencegas are way worse than his chance to hit.
Too Weak
# Mar 12 2007 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I just Solo'ed the first fight against the 2 gremlins as 75NIN/WAR. All I did was blind the rdm and paralyze and slow the war. It was a pretty easy fight I barely got hit. Good luck others and have fun.
small challange
# Feb 25 2007 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Fight against weapons.
Binded war twice, then tanked both till rdm dead. (solo rdm/nin).

Second fight, bring 2 stacks of echo drops to be safe if your solo. Just buff with everything at start (even spikes), if he dispells protect, recast if he didn't reduce your MP yet, or just cast protect 1, just cast shell 1 after its dispelled. This to keep stoneskin or haste from being dispelled.

Cast blink with Ichi if posible, save Ni for -ga's. I was able to use echodrops and reblink before he attacked.

Can save TP for Flat blade to stop the silancegas, don't have to, but I found it made it easyer near the end. (it did some tail whips right after, lucky I stuned).

(duelist body and warlock hat for fast casts, then put on what evad I had, duelist boots....etc)
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Lightning Pendulum
# Dec 22 2006 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
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i got the quest but Ripapa wont give me a Lightning Pendulum, any1 know wat i did wrong?
Lightning Pendulum
# Feb 06 2007 at 1:26 AM Rating: Decent
Gotta talk to Koru Moru before RIpapa
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Listen UP!
# Oct 20 2006 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey people before you even think about leaving to go to Mhaura PLEASE make sure get the "Help" from carbuncle at the House Of Hero... and after that make SURE you go to Koru-Moru house and talk to him if you dont you will be wasting your time going to Mhaura :) Goodluck

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Just won 2nd fight
# Sep 14 2006 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
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I just got finished pwning the manticore, Ogmios as lv 75 RDM/NIN. The fight wasnt too hard as long as you have echo screens. MP down didnt hinder me at all. Same with dispeega just cast shadows and whatever he dispelled again. In short, it was cake. His attacks are no stronger than the melee gremlin from the fight before. He does have much more HP though. Still, he went down in 14 minutes for me. Just keep buffs on you and debuffs on him and you'll win.

I was a bit scared of using Dia III in this fight because he lowered my mp but at the end of the fight, I had more than enough MP to have kept up Dia III and the fight would have went faster if I had casted it.

5 complete AF sets ^^

Edited, Sep 14th 2006 at 2:52am EDT by Redrio
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Post first fight
# Sep 14 2006 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I just solo'd the first fight against the two gremlins as 75 rdm/nin. Not hard if you follow this strategy...

Bind the meleee one while you kill rdm one.

It will wear off a few times but keep binding it and running away and killing the rdm one. The rdm one will go down pretty fast (thank god). Dia III does wonders.

Now that the rdm one is dead, you have to deal witht he melee one. This one is tough. He attacks pretty fast and really hard. He can take you out with a smite of rage if your not carefull and whirl of rage takes out shadows and stuns so when you see whirl of rage coming, best to start casting shadows. keep debuffs on him and buffs on you and he will die.

I beat the battle in a little over about 8 minutes. Make sure you are strong (my attack was 430 as rdm/nin) and keep dia on them so they die quick.

Good luck!

I'm off to do the second fight against the manticore, I'll post results.
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Post first fight
# Sep 14 2006 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
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double post'd

Edited, Sep 14th 2006 at 1:37am EDT by Redrio
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Quest blocked =\
# Aug 27 2006 at 2:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Koru-Moru is being a pain, and sending me to the Rhinostery instead of flagging my Evoker's Horn quest like a good little taru. I suspect it's because I have his "Nothing Matters" quest flagged also, which is known to block the Wizard's Petasos quest.

If anyone else isn't able to get the cutscene, please check your quest list for Windy and see if you also have "Nothing Matters" flagged. I'll be trying to complete it soon, so I'll repost here once I find out if this is actually the problem or not.
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Quest blocked =\
# Sep 18 2006 at 10:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Kudos to Fogoazul, he was correct^^ I went back to Ripapa today and finally got my Pendulum.
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Quest blocked =\
# Sep 02 2006 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Here's some clarification, cause all this jumbled mess is confusing to most people I'm sure.

Koru-Moru sends you to the rhinostry, yes, but that is exactly the words you need him to say in order for you to go to mhaura and get the lightning pendulum. So just ignore his babbling about the rhinostry and go to mhaura instead.
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Quest blocked =\
# Sep 01 2006 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
Koru-Moru is being a pain, and sending me to the Rhinostery instead of flagging my Evoker's Horn quest like a good little taru. I suspect it's because I have his "Nothing Matters" quest flagged also, which is known to block the Wizard's Petasos quest.

If anyone else isn't able to get the cutscene, please check your quest list for Windy and see if you also have "Nothing Matters" flagged. I'll be trying to complete it soon, so I'll repost here once I find out if this is actually the problem or not.




Okay I've spent like what.. 4 hours? Trying to find out why the **** he keeps telling me that and I don't have that quest flagged and I have NOTHING and I mean -NOTHING- in my Quest log that's from him. -___-XXXX;;; I've wanted this Horn forever and this stupid cut-scene is the only thing prevented me from getting it.. :/ This is seriously frustraiting.. I don't mean to be fuming and flaming but .. AHRG! ; ; I just want the **** horn already..
Is there ANYTHING that might be a problem?.. :/
Here are the names of the quests I have currently active/flagged in Windurst if anyone knows if they're blocking me:..

Act in Good Faith

Hat in Hand

Creepy Crawlies

Rock Racketeer

Carbuncle Debacle

Tuning In

Lure of the Wildcat (Windurst)

(Carbuncle Debacle in Red just to emphisize that YES I DO already have the quest flagged.. :/)
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# Aug 20 2006 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok, for those of you who like to skim for stuff like this, and after trying to use this description for my friend this evening (it was horribly presented btw, dunno how I completed this the first time), here's the abbreviated version:

1) House of the Hero - Windy Walls
2) Koru-Moru - Windy Walls (check ur map, he's got his own house, you can't miss it)
3) Ripapa - Mhaura (If I have to tell a SMN where to find these tarus by now, you don't need to be doing AF, you need to stop buying accounts!)
4) Boyahda Tree - Cloister of Storms BCNM (2 NM Weapons - Thunder Gremlin is caster, both resistant to sleep, not sure on silence)
5) Back to Koru-Moru again.
6) Agado-Pugado - Rabao (see Ripapa)
7) Cape Teriggan - Cloister of Gales BCNM (1 NM Manticore, spams Silencega and Dispelga in addition to all a Manticore's regular attacks, BRING ECHOS!!!)
8) You guessed it, back to Koru-Moru again one last time for your Evoker's Horn!!! Congratulations!

This is all pretty much soloable by a 75 NIN and the SMN in need, having an extra tank for the Gremlins is always nice though! We did this with: 75NIN, 75RDM/NIN, 64WHM, and 59SMN, but it was totally cake.

Hope everyone finds this better laid out than the description above, I think I would have! =D
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having a problem also
# Jul 31 2006 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
i got Rumah and the first CS but Koru-Moru tells me to go to some place in windy waters and dosent actually give me the CS so i can talk to the taru in mhaura,i do have the fork though cuz im headed for Fenrir idk if that makes any differance but to me it shouldnt, i know im not the only person with this problem sence i see a post below that talks about it, dose anyone have any idea as to how to fix this? im going to do the fight and see if that solves the problem but am also hopeing someone might have anyinsite on this ^^ TY
having a problem also
# Aug 27 2006 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Aug 27th 2006 at 4:43am EDT by Vladrael
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wrong info
# Jul 11 2006 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
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just wanted to add that it says

house of heros > mhaura

its actually ...

house of heros > kuro muro > mhaura

if u skip the kuro part you wont get the item in mhaura



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What is wrong here?
# Jul 06 2006 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't have Rumah yet and Rippa in Muhara gave me the regular tuning fork, I already spoke to House of Heros and the quest (Carbuncle Debacle)is current, Koru-Moru says there's something going on in the Rhinostry, nothing else. So Rippa isn't giving me the pendulum in Muhara, what do I do? Now, I've tried to just go ahead and get the regular tuning fork from Rippa then zone, and go back to him and he says the same thing about the regular tuning fork. He WILL NOT give me the Pendulum of Lightening, why?
Solo'd as a 75rdm/nin
# Jun 17 2006 at 1:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I just solo'd the first fight vs the two NM weapons as 75RDM/37 NIN.

I don't have any fantastic equipment either. I went in wearing AF (the level 60 stuff, not AF+1 or AF2), used an elemental torque (+7 elemental magic skill) and 2 astral rings. I started off by buffing myself fully and using utsusemi before entering the battlefield - once I got to the top of the arena, I used Chainspell and gravitied both weapons and bound the melee weapon. From there on I cast Stone 3 vs the RDM weapon (I think it was the thunder weapon) until I was out of mp. I convertted, healed a little, and continued till I had about 170ish mp left. From there, I switched to melee equip (I used Peacock Charm and 2 snipers and a lifebelt, hornetneedle and misericorde daggers) and used Enstone + Icespikes, Stoneskin, utsusemi etc and meleed the rdm weapon down till it was dead. All during this, I had to make sure I would remember to keep the melee weapon gravitied and bound while I dealt with the RDM weapon.

There were times when it used Cure and that sorta screwed me a little, but I think I just got REALLY lucky with evasion (It's capped for a level 75 hume rdm) and managed to finish it off via melee.

At that point I was down to approx 175 hp and 135 mp (always remember to keep refresh on yourself for this, and try to enfeeble the one yo'ure fighting as much as possible).

I then just kept the melee weapon bound and gravitied and rested between bind wear-off times. I have convert meritted to 8 min recast, so this might've helped me a bit.

Once Convert was back, I used it, healed myself till close to full - remembering to keep stoneskin, ice spikes, utsusemi, phalanx, haste, and enspell going. Then I meleed the second one down. I finished the battle in about 24.5 minutes.


I would NOT suggest doing this solo - it's MUCH MUCH easier duo I'm sure, but when you don't have that option and you just want to try, go for it. I don't consider myself an uber RDM of any kind, and again - I'm not wearing really anything Spectacular (I bet you can use just regular not-so-acc specific melee gear and do fine).

Good luck to all

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BTW: While you're meleeing them down, don't forget to use slow, paralyze, blind, bio 2, and poison 2 - very very helpful.

Edited, Sat Jun 17 02:05:50 2006
Solo'd as a 75rdm/nin
# Jun 17 2006 at 1:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Doublepost

Edited, Sat Jun 17 02:41:20 2006
BLM solo?
# Mar 26 2006 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Is it possible for a 75 BLM/WHM (or /RDM) to solo all NMs or any at all? >.> haven't tried yet <.< don't feel like losing exp if I don't have to. Just curious, ty ^^. /wave
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RE: BLM solo?
# May 08 2006 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't think BLM would be able to solo it, since others said you can't sleep it. Anyway, Ninja could solo it. Blind the melee weapon and kill the magic one or the other way. Was hit for 3 times for 100+ hp each hit the whole battle. I was half hped at the end. And I only blind them both and blinked. Didn't use slow or paralyze. Took me 8 minutes something.
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# Feb 23 2006 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Duo'd with 75SMN 72BLM(needed the fight) all you need for the Gremlins is a 75SMN, kill the mage weapon first, takes like 1 Eclipse Bite and a little melee from Fenrir, then take out the melee weapon. i could've killed this when the BLM was in the CS lol

As for the Manticore, wasn't that much harder, for a 75SMN just carby kite it a few casts then send fenrir after it at about 3/4 life or less.

Edited, Thu Feb 23 18:18:37 2006
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Easy Peasy
# Jan 05 2006 at 2:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Did this w/ a 58 SMN and a 65 SMN. Yes Duo'd it.

Gremlins

Did pretty usual buffs, Earthen Ward, Aeriel Armor, Medalink(SMN 65) reraised, pro and shell'd, and we went in.
These bad boys link on 2nd attack. We did not know this, so regretfully we tried to carby pull one back. we ended up both kiting them for awhile(him with fenrir for eclipse bite, and me with titan because of obvious reasons.) until I couldn't recast Titan so, I died. Medalink finished the first weapon bith a third eclipse bite, and began for the next one with low MP, hardly any buffs, and a half eaten fenrir. Fortunatly enough, Medalink died at the entrance of the BC, so he reraised, and solo'd the last gremlin. Part one complete! hazaa!

Ogimos

Alot easier then the gremlins. We both summoned fenrir, he for Eclipse Bite, while I did lunar cry, and switching to various avatars for debuffing. Took 28/30 minutes, so careful what you do with this guy. Deadly Hold always oneshotted out avatars, but I've seen people survive it.

The only things you really have to take into account are his speed(Use tailwhip with leviathan to gravity his **** His Deadly Hold move(which I think goes through Shadows),he has A LOT of HP, and he has some nasty -GA moves. His silencga has a big area of cast, so stay far away, or have echo drops. Dispelga is a rough too, but it never hit me, and our avatar's only had Ecliptic Howl's ACC and EVA buffs on.

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# Jan 01 2006 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Have to talk to Koru moru after carby's Crying CS in order to get lightning pendant from ripapa
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Not too hard
# Jan 01 2006 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Well I just finished this today, thought I'd share my experience:

First set of NMs, the 2 Weapons. Duoed with a 75NIN and myself on 75 RDM, NIN tanked Lightning Gremlin (non caster), while I grav-kited Thunder Gremlin (RDM type). Once L. Gremlin was dead we took down T. Gremin pretty fast.

As for the Manticore, he was pretty simple too, again duoed. Brought along echo drops, I stood out of range and debuffed, recasted buffs on the nin when dispelga hit him, and cured when stuff went thru shadows. Pretty clean fight, with nin alone doing dmg took about 8 minutes.

Edited, Sun Jan 1 01:27:34 2006
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My experience
# Nov 15 2005 at 10:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Party. I'm not positive on all the lvls. its safe to say we were all 60+.

Brd60/30whm (me)
Blm65/32whm
Rdm60/blm30
Smn60/whm30 (The smn in need)
Pld72/war36
Rng73/war36

The Gremlins.

You cannot sleep these. Don't try. That was our origonal plan. Even resisted ES sleep. I died first by the one who I was attempting to sleep, then the smn died, not sure how. The rest of them ran after a bit of hesitation. The PLD and the Blm made it out alive. The Gremlin's Aoe was a pain.

Second time we actually had a resonable strategy after some pep talk. Stick the avatar on one, pld takes the other. The avatar got torn up. We were experiencing a repeat here, but then someone killed off one of them somehow (I believe it was the blm). So we took on the second one. The rng and, I think the smn, died. someone raised the smn. I cast minuet, then realized ballad would help more. We won, but it was close.

Ogmios.

We did this first try. Went up after buffing. It cast dispelga, Silencega, some line targetting fire breath, and a twister attack. First thing it did was dispelga. It spammed silencega ever minute. This is a shinning moment for all bards... resist silence actually kicked in the first 3 times he cast silencega. so i took advantage and silena'd who i could. lol, the poor rdm was silenced the whole fight though. it was looking scarce, but all the mages decided to back off out of range or silencega, and we just cured the PLD. Blm did his nuking. after getting into this stable position. we ended up getting leverage and won.

Two tough fights. Fun 2-3 hours. Despite most of us dying like 3 times, it was a blast.
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duo win
# Aug 30 2005 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Duo with 75 smn and me on 74 PLD, first fight was a breaze, second silencega was nasty, huge aeo, but still won with 10 hp left LOL (was silenced, smn was tellin me to 2hr but i wouldnt as it was almost dead), smn had to 2 hr for free mp and avator cost.
OH and I let fenir tank it :), WOOT WOOT go purple doggy

Edited, Wed Aug 31 00:40:39 2005
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Duo AF fight
# Aug 13 2005 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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just did this first part with the 2 weapons with me and my brd friend. But I'm pretty sure a smn would have worked just as well. Or a bst. Or readlly actually any job. Most of the work goes into 2 categories.
First: I went as 75rdm/nin. Gear may have helped a bit, but honestly, these things are really easy to fight. Slow, Paralyze, Silence, Blind, then Stoneskin Phalanx, Haste and Refresh. Of the 2 gremlins, the Lightning Gremlin is by far the longer kill, so I bio II'd it to draw hate, then (and this is why almost any job works) I simply cast gravity on the thunder Gremlin while the brd cast Foe Requiem VI to take hate, and just kited it back and forth. I think I got hit with maybe one smite ofrage for 240, but aside from that I went mostly undamaged. Threw in a few Stone IIIs when it got low, because after 3 gravities, it gets hard for the other to keep hate.

Second Crucial thing. Make sure the person doing the kiting can actually stay alive. I'm assuming this is a given. Brd/whm worked great, because of ballads and self curing. Summoner would work with Carby Kiting.

Anyways, once the first weapon goes down, the second is a joke. Killed first, did a quick convert, healed the bard to take hate, and then used a Savage blade which took about a tenth of its life. The rest was simple. Silence it or not, it'll hit you with spells but stoneskin absorbed most. Short second fight, easy win.
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# Jun 10 2005 at 1:54 AM Rating: Decent
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lol, just did this with BLM75 (me) WHM75 and THF72

first fight I kited one weapon while THF killed other... pretty easy.. 4 minutes...

2nd fiht... THF died form Deadly Hold when shadows dropped, and I had to kite this **** thing then... WHM R3 THF then continure on... 19 minutes... lol
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# May 24 2005 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Sorry about the empty post there... Just did this with: 75 rng/nin, 71 whm , 67 rng, 58 rdm was very fun fight ...
fun if gimped
# May 24 2005 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
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my experience
# Apr 21 2005 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did this, wasn't that bad..!

For the first battle (Cloister of Stroms) I had:
75nin
68 Drg
65 blm
59 smn (me)

The battle went really smoothly no one was close to dieing..

The 2nd battle (Cloister of Gales): I had:
75nin
68 Drg
65 blm
59 smn (me)
68 sam

This battle was little more annoying, since he spams Silencega... alot! I only used 3 echo drops, but his silencega didn't always hit me... The battle wasn't to bad... He can do some damage if Utsusemi wasn't up... But battle wasn't that bad. But make sure you have echooo drops!!

After we fought Ogimos we fought Garuda with teh same party minus the dragoon, and took her down pretty easy too :P
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RE: my experience
# May 02 2005 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Just did this for a lvl 59smn. I am a 75/37 nin/war... this thing was too easy (least the manticore was). It rarely took any shadows and missed about 90% of the time. The breath was the only thing that did any damage at all and one stack of echo drops each was enough for both of us. any nin 75 can take this out with ease as long as the smn heals them when they get hit with breath.
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# Apr 19 2005 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
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i heard this ones hard and i should wait til lvl 70
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Solo?
# Feb 05 2005 at 4:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Can this be solo'd by a 75 rdm?
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RE: Solo?
# Apr 13 2005 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
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My friend duo'd hers as 75rdm, with another 75rdm, and they still hardly won even after using their 2h.
RE: Solo?
# Nov 24 2005 at 4:15 PM Rating: Default
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Anyways... I don't see how 2hr can help o_O
RE: Solo?
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chainspell + convert + stuff :O?
Update.
# Nov 04 2004 at 11:27 PM Rating: Default
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one thing wrong with this is you DONT need to talk to Koru-moru.just go to the house of the hero and after you hear carbuncles cry for hel,head to Mhaura.follow the rest as written above.
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RE: Update.
# Jun 25 2006 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm so glad I read this because I was on the verge of slapping Ripapa silly myself. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't get the pendulum. Thanks for the info as to why I couldn't. Guess I'll be heading myself back to windy now. >.<
RE: Update.
# Oct 28 2005 at 4:15 PM Rating: Good
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Above quest-description wrote:

Head to the House of the Hero in Windurst Walls and hear Carbuncle's cry for help.

Head to Mhaura and speak to Ripapa to get the Lightning Pendulum.

Yes, yes you DO!!! need to talk to Koru-Moru. I'm standing in front of Ripapa slapping him incessantly, and myself, for talking about Ramuh, when I was hoping to get the pendulum.

/sigh Back to Windy, and back here again... >.<

Edited, Fri Oct 28 17:25:08 2005
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#DragonIrons, Posted: Oct 05 2005 at 10:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) yep, you're wrong lol if u don't talk to kuro u don't get the item in muhara
RE: Update.
# Jul 26 2005 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
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You're wrong, you do need to talk to Koru-Moru.
SMN rock :)
# Sep 23 2004 at 3:08 PM Rating: Good
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I duo'ed this fight with another SMN, she was 62, I was 69, and we won pretty flawlessly. If you have a coordinated party 60+ it's not too tough, we basically just beat him with IV magic and Eclipse Bite, then used Carbuncle to finish him off near the end.
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# Jun 05 2004 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
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we did all this with:
73pld/war
70whm/blm
61brd/whm(me)
70blm/whm
60rdm/whm
60drk/war(29war, GIMP!)
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Firstly first, try House of the Hero in windurst, can't remember if you have to to talk to it or not. Secondly second, Koru-Moru as usual. After that Ripapa in Mhaura for the scene and pendulum. Then off to the cloister. Once there, make sure to remind your party to not enter until they have the BC status...very important....the two drks ended up staring at Ramuh Prime instead of the right ones >.> After you enter, two weapon NMs are there, Thunder Gremlin and Lightning Gremlin....name would imply to barthundera. I'm off the impression they can't be slept >.> I tried, granted I'm low-ish for the fight. The blm did elemental seal sleep II, sleepga II, etc etc...nothing. SO plan on tanking both. They weren't hard, seemed to have some endurance tho~ >.>. After that, go back to Koru-Moru or whoever the principal is in windurst.

After that, Agadu-puagado or whatever in Rabao. Here, tell your melee to bring sneak and invis pots. Because, to our pld, the mobs on the way were Very Tough(73pld remember, and at least the Greater Manticores were.) It's a PAIN to sneak/invis an alliance past all that, even with 1mage-1melee pairs setup. Near the end, there's Greater Manticores very tightly nit together, and Sand **** in between, all sight aggro. Don't need sneak for that part at least, only the Raptors aggro by sound. Once inside, do what you do every time, and everyone go in. Cutscene, tnen you fight a Manticore, I think his name was Ogmlos or something...I only barely remember due to the OMG jokes. Here your mages should stay far back, he uses a Silence AOE that has a huge range. You should be just inside cast range.....much closer and you get hit. Silena potions would be helful precaution. All in all, with that setup, getting to them was much harder than fighting them. When you're through, go back to Koru-Moru and you be done mon. Hope this helps XD

Oh, just to say, you must accept the quests as SMN, but you can do the BCs as any job, I did them as BRD. I accepted them all as SMN, finished them all as BRD.

Two full sets of AF done = too much time on hands ._.

Edited, Sat Jun 5 23:57:42 2004
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RE: Details
# Oct 03 2005 at 4:58 PM Rating: Good
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Two full sets of AF done = too much time on hands ._.

Once I get my Evoker's Horn, I'll have 4 complete sets of AF, and on **** near complete set of RDM AF2.

Talk about a time sink!

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RE: Details
# Apr 12 2005 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
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I have 5 full sets of AF now. :) Thanks, this post was very helpful.^^
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RE: Details
# Sep 18 2004 at 8:14 PM Rating: Good
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im just wondering wut possesed u to do a smn af quest when none of u were smns?
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# Nov 23 2004 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
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You don't have to BE SMN while you're doin' it... so long as you have SMN job and have started the quest to get the AF piece you can use any job in your **** to complete the fights.

Most likely some of the people in that alliance were using higher lvl jobs to get the piece for their lower lvl SMN.


Edited, Tue Nov 23 03:10:58 2004
RE: Details
# Jun 10 2004 at 3:33 PM Rating: Default
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Just an FYI - I did both fights with 6 people - there is NO need for an alliance if you have competant members in their 60s.
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RE: Details
# Nov 23 2004 at 3:12 AM Rating: Good
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True there's no need for an alliance... but it IS darned fun to tear the poor buggers apart with overwhelming brute force >:-P
RE: Details
# Jun 21 2005 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
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It's definite that you can Alliance this, correct?

I'm organizing a LS event and thot this would be fun (and beneficial, since it's the only AF piece I'm missing XD)
Rest of the quest..
# May 19 2004 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
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I haven't done this yet, but I do know enough to fill in some of the missing pieces here.

At the protocrystal in the Cloister of Storms, you will fight two NM weapons. Again, not sure of their difficulty, but I hear a PT of lvl 60s can take it down, with a tank and WHM occupying one, and the rest taking care of the other first.

After this, I believe you are given a Wind Pendulum - if not from a cutscene here, then probably from the taru in Rabao. Proceed to the Coister of Gales, where you must fight an NM Manticore. He has an AoE dispel and silence, so make sure the mages bring echo drops. Supposedly, he does not hit very hard, but has loads of hp.

Hope this helps, and please post if you know any more details ^o^
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