Pulling the Strings  

Start Area: Oldton Movalpolos
Start NPC:Twinkbrix (E - 13)
Max Party:1
Related Areas:Mine Shaft #2716
Related Mobs:Fantoccini
Fantoccini Wyvern
Moblin Fantocciniman
Max Level:60
Reward:2000 Experience
(Average from 7 ratings)
Items Granted:Assassin's Ring
Astral Pot
Corsair Bullet
Corsair Bullet Pouch
Counter Earring
Deadeye Earring
Death Chakram
Drum Magazine
Gamushara Earring
Getsul Ring
Healing Feather
Janizary Earring
Mana Channeler
Naruko Earring
Pacifist Ring
Refresh Musk
Sanation Ring
Smoke Screen
Spirit Lantern
Tactical Processor
Tactical Ring
Target Marker
Worm Mulch
Wyvern Feed
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Promathia
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 00:58:37 2009

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Battle Notes

To start the battle you need to go see Twinkbrix at (E-13) in Oldton Movalpolos. He will let you gamble anywhere from 1 to 10,000 gil with him. If you win then he will give you the key item: Shaft Gate Operating Dial to enter the battlefield. The more gil you bet the better you odds. He rolls two 50 sided dice. At 1 gil they must total 2. At 10k they must total anywhere from 2 to 50. With varying levels of odds inbetween. After winning he will offer to warp you to Mine Shaft #2716 for 2000 gil.

This is a solo ENM battle. You will have 15 minutes to defeat it.

You will see two NMs. The Moblin Fantocciniman and the Fantoccini. You must defeat the Fantoccini, which will be the same job as you. The Moblin Fantocciniman will roll a die and randomly buff either you or the Fantoccini. To win, you must kill the Fantoccini. The Moblin Fantocciniman does not aggro. Do not attack him or he will join the fight.


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pup pulling strings win
# Aug 12 2009 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
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ok heres the deal wear eva gear as much as you can stack on w/o giving up to much def. blink band is needed. far as you puppet goes melee head and mage frame
attachments that are needed armor plate 1&2 shock absorber, steam jacket, anlezyer, mana converter, mana conserver, damage guage, flash baulb, stablizer 2 and volt gun, far as the rest goes i cant remember but add str what you can and if you can manage to boost its hp go for it this will only lead to more mp for round two food defencive stuff like taco or i used bake neb, meds 3 to 5
x-pots ok now here's the fun part hope for the whm frame but you can live with the ranger frame its just a lil bit harder. get a light,water,and earth manuver up send you auto in to fight the guy you follow in and punch the puppet to kite it around run away from your puppet and the fight up the tunnel this is a must if he gets out the whm puppet, you blink band takes a second to activate so you will only get the frist one unless you are lucky your auto should always have one water,light,and earth manuver up keep an eye on its mp when it gets down under 200, use a drak manuver so it will convert followed by repair the key here is the puppet will only use healing magic so its ganna last a very long time still a chance of luck here but the stacking of defence and high hp and ability to cure itself is just enuff. <<<<key point>>>> when you have to use an x-pot make sure you cant see your puppets health bar this means you are out of aggro range and he doesnt decide to come after you all the sudden. wish you all the best of luck if you are a taru like melack of hp sucks hehehe

as PUP
# Aug 11 2009 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
ok i have tried this twice using different stragties for the pup limit break
your whm,and rdm frames dont work and not sure if anyone has beat up its frist puppet yet but he cast another one and you cant stun him while casting >,< the second frame both time for me had been the ranger frame and i have managed toland a good raging fist on it took second frame to about 10% but then the frame hit me with daze wipe as pup there is no point in getting back up you wont have your puppet meaning your done. also i have tried using attack food and def foods fail with both soon the 5 days is up a friend i know did it using a mixxed puppet melee head and mage frame now a bad idea i thought being this frame only cast cures and would have higher def being the you can equip more earth gear to it also because of the staying power the melee frame using canninable blade might be a good choice it you wanna spam +2 oils when possible
i will update you soon p.s. i have never seen the goblin do anything if you dont attack him and really nice item does drop if you figure out a way to kill it
# May 12 2009 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
For any SMN out there who are worried about how to do this fight... relax and read on.

I took one look at this fight's statistics and got giddy. Easy xp... easy item... just plain EASY.

Follow these easy to do steps and watch the xp roll in ever week.

1. Equip NQ or HQ Ice Elemental Staff and Austere Robe
2. Enter Arena
3. Drink Yagudo Drink (only if you're a non tarutaru)
4. Walk to the bridge
5. Summon Shiva
6. Engage Puppet w/ Shiva
7. Use <Double Slap>
8. Run out of range
9. Wait for Shiva to die
10. Repeat Steps 5-9 until puppet dies

Name: Yygdrasil
Race: TaruTaru
Server: Kujata
Rank: 6 (Bastok)
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# Dec 19 2008 at 10:24 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
As regards to one question, the items that drop are job-specific. So in my case, I went in PUP, I would only get PUP drops.

So I was reading and noticed alot of questions reguarding PUP..and hoped I could help.
Heres my setup:

[Body] Pahluwan Khazagand
[Weapon] Wagh Baghnakhs
[Earing] 2x Spike Earings
[Waist] Potent Belt
[Hand] Puppetry Dastanas
[Legs] Vendors Slops
[Feet] Puppetry Babouches
[Head] Puppetry Taj
[Ring] Unyielding Ring, Ecphoria Ring
[Back] Republican Army Mantle
[Neck] Chivalrous Chain
And of course, my Turbo Animator with Oils +2

I had Crab Sushi, 2 X-Potions +3, and a Dusty Wing.

The automation that is spawned is random, or spawned based off of what you have out (have to test that). I had my Soulsoother out, while his Stormwaker was out.

I ran right in there and attacked just the Manniquin. My automation took little to no hate, and I was doing fine. My hand-to-hand damage was low, but I got tp up and used Raging Firsts (300) which made the difference. It was going slow, but I was doing fine taking damage from 3 mobs, while I was being healed. I did lose however, because my Automation wasn't cureing. It hadnt used any magic..so there was no timer, so (hehe this is the part i forgot to look at ^^;;) but I think it was Silenced.

So my advice, make sure if your using a mage frame, to have him far away from the mobs (which would be a good thing to do reqardless) and take out the enemy automation first. You'll be able to take damage, but still be healed, and 1 less mob that nukes and enfeebles is nice! Once the automation is out, target the Manniquin, and you should have an easy fight.

If you die, you can either wait 3 minutes to zone out, or warped to your Home Point, either way wont make you lose Exp.

Hope that helps somewhat! Any quesions/comments, let me know!
For the SMNs who wanna do this.
# Jul 12 2008 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
So far I have proof of this being done with Diabolos and Shiva.



I've also done it with Fenrir and Ifrit. But have no video proof. =(
For the SMNs who wanna do this.
# Oct 23 2008 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
418 posts
Did it with Shiva a bunch of times, but I haven't tried it since I got Fenrir. I might give that a try today. I'm going to give it a try right now. I'll repost and tell you how it goes. :)
For the SMNs who wanna do this.
# Oct 23 2008 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
418 posts
Tried it, It was all going to planned until I forgot to not be near when the Astral Flow goes off. Ifrit was summoned out to fight my Fenrir. I was ready... I really was... It's been more than 11 months since I did this last, so it's my fault for not remembering everything. I didn't used to mess up like this. :P I'll try again later. Goodluck everyone. If you're a Summoner and want to try this, check out my signature. It's fun.

I buffed up a little with my Light Spirit before going in. I caught a ProtectIII. That's always nice. Ifrit hit me with inferno for 468 damage. Fantoccini finished me off with a 40 damage hit. Tarutaru smn.
COR pulling the stringers
# Mar 07 2008 at 10:03 AM Rating: Default
lol that was too easy. Did this on COR using a Archer's knife justp spaming bullets. i still had 254HP when he died. i didnt try sleeping him, that was going to be my back up plan but i didnt need it. only got 2k exp, kida a downer but oh well. going to try again.
75BST, 75PLd, 75THF, 58DRG, 55COR
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server: Leviathan
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ZM14, CoP 2-5
ENM Battle NIN Pulling The Strings
# Jan 01 2008 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
135 posts
Just finished this ENM on NIN. Was lucky and got the Naruko Earring first time and 2,000 exp. By the way this earring when equipped and used will last 3 minutes (I timed it), but you must keep it equipped until the enchantment ends.

Gambled with the Goblin in Oldton for 6k gil and won. Traded 2k gil for gob to teleport me to the Mine Shaft.

Entered ENM

Used a Sole Sushi
Charge from a Soneskin Torque
Put up Utsusemi: Ni

Ready for fight.

Didn't know if Marionette would have shadows up initially so i cast Blind on it and it stuck and engaged. Cast Paralyze, Slow, Poison, and they all landed. Melee'd till over 100 tp and Blade: Jin. Used IC Wing and Blade: Jin
Goblin did a Dice Roll that gave me 100 TP so I Blade: Jin again. During fight I used the Elemental wheel twice. Ended up using 5 Hi Potions to keep my health up in case he used Mijin Gakure (which he never did).

Single hits were for 27-41 per hit. Crits for around 60.
I used two Yoto +1 for weapons. Proc Defense down helped.
Each Elemental landed for 77 except for a few.
Blade:Jin hit for 224-294.

I have done this ENM on BLM and on RNG and the reward, if it drops, for those jobs is nice also. I will say that part of winning this ENM is luck. I have seen the Goblin restore the Marionette HP to full when i was just about to win. Back to back Firaga II with Stun Timers down on BLM and lost. The above posters said he got a Mijin Gakure early and lost. So if you want the item, keep trying, you will win. For me this fight was very easy this time. The next time it may not be.

Good Luck

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BST Strat
# Sep 01 2007 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
313 posts
I've completed this ENM for beastmaster twice now. Fairly simple and straightforward fight. I've used both HQ Tiger Familar (warm meat broth) and a Voracious Audry (noisy grasshopper broth...only b/c friend gave me one from choco hot+cold). My equipment listing below:

Kabrakens Axe
Balance Buckerler
Lightning Bow
Siaphi Turban (rampages)
Empress Hairpen (while fighting the puppets summoned pet)
Chivy Chain
Fang Earring x2
Scorpion Harness (while fighting the puppets summoned pet)
Hauby (rampages)
Sun Ring
Garrulous Ring
Nomad's Mantle
Potent Belt
Bst Trousers
Bst Gloves
Bst Gaiters

Hi-Pot +2 x5
Panama Au Lait x2
Sole Sushi x1
Pet Food zeta

Go in, call beast, eat sushi, and run toward battlefield. Sic pet on Fettachino (or whatever it is), and drink panama au-lait. Let pet get some hate then engage puppet. When he calls his first pet, switch over to pet and strait melee. Save your tp. Once its dead switch back to puppet. Moblin will have rolled several dice by now, hope you have good luck >< When second pet summoned, target, and us rampage or melee until you have the tp, and kill. Switch back over to puppet and he should be nearing death. I usually build up enough tp to kill with rampage before 3rd pet is summoned. Used potions and pet food where needed.

I've only done it twice, but it has been pretty easy. I havent had the moblin heal the puppet to full life yet *knock on wood*. Got my pacifist ring my second go at it. Also, pet AoE moves will hit the moblin, but he wont engage.
PUP attempt
# May 28 2007 at 7:19 AM Rating: Good
17 posts
OK . . . .

As far as I can Tell From reading all the posts I am the First PUP to do this and have something to say. . .

I wont lie, I was OwNeD! IT was My first time going in to do it so i didn't expect to win. It was just to test the waters and see where i would be lacking, also to check for items i would need. I wore my Usual Solo gear, with some Bream Sushi For a bit of added Vitality.

Black Adargas
Chivalrous Chain
2x Spike Earrings
2xPuissance Ring
Bellicose Mantle
Potent Belt

Oniwaka (my automation):
Stormwaker Frame & Head
Mana Converter
Mana Tank II
Mana Conserver
Damage gauge
Flash bulb
Loud Speaker
Loud speaker II
Mana Booster

First thing I noticed Is that Unlike the DRG and BST, The PUP called the Automation With out having the Mobilin roll it on the dice. My Equipment is set to make me hit pretty hard and Fantoccini was still hitting me for twice the damage and hardly if ever missed an attack.... Its Automation used the Harlaquin Frame and Spams Dia and Bio, Its melee attack was just had hard as Fantoccini. I was able to take it down to about 40% with out having the Mobilin roll cures Or its Automation Casting it, but Finally Overloaded keeping my self cured and died. Raging Fists Did about 300 damage both times i was able to use it, I did not see him use any WS.

I think that Had i brought some Potions switched out some equips to evasion +
and an Icr. Wing, I believe i can win it. . . Well, Ill try it out Next week again, and make a new post.
BLM experience and the WHM question
# Mar 02 2007 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
65 posts
Did this thing as BLM yesterday, was extremly easy. No spell resisted (except Blind, but well, not really important) Never got interrupted too.

Started with

Manafont --> Flare --> Flood --> Aero III --> Water III --> Poison II --> Drain + Aspir --> repeated some spell until he was dead.
I once got 100 TP from a Roll (engaged right before I started to cast Flare)
but due to changing my Staff through Makro I lost them before I even saw I got'em ._.

but now just a question... anyone know's if this ENM is like Maat for WHMs? my Taru darling would like the Cure potency and I wanted to find some hints of beating Fantoccini as WHM ^ ^
BLM experience and the WHM question
# Jul 08 2007 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Whm version is easy. As long as you bring 1-3 ethers, and a few hi-potions(doubt you'll need them). Make sure your weapon skill is up though, and try to have your other skills at a decent lvl as well. I have only lost it 1/4 times. Sadly I still haven't gotten the item. >_<

The goblin's roll does determine a lot b/c your a whm though. The one time it gave the automaton(w/e you want to call it) 3 ws in a row. Luckily the automaton doesn't cast anything unless it's rolled to. All it does it melee you, just try to keep it silenced and paralyzed.
BLM experience and the WHM question
# Mar 08 2007 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Definitely not like the Maat fight where you can cure yourself for a set time and then get excused from the fight. This is fun because you have to kill the Fantoccini. No fancy gear needed. Yag drinks, some eva gear (if you have it), AF hands feet and legs. I used my club and a shield. Some say Staff is better, but I found club worked best. I bought an Aracana Breaker (DPS: 630 DMG:34 Delay:324 Additional effect vs. arcana: Weakens defense) because it produced the most damage and it's cheap (5k on my server). I had an Attack Shield from a bcnm40 I did so I used that as well. Go in, have fun, and keep safe. Slow, Paralyze, Dia stuck so definitely good to use that those. At the beginning you can run up to the wooden platform and start casting your buffs. Make sure not to get too close or they will agro. Wear all your MP+ gear and then cast: Protect, Shell, Stoneskin, Aquaveil, blink and eat your food. Rest to full, then when ready, cast Regen, swap to your fighting gear, pop yag drink and engage. Don't bother recasting Regen when it's down. Flash > Stoneskin when ss is down.

Good luck. He can get the roll for Benediction, so don't be heart broken if you lose. It happens.

Best of luck and Enjoy! It's a fun fight. Definitely a challenge for the whm soloer. It's an easy fight once you adapt.


Fairy Server
PUPpy love
# Mar 02 2007 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
74 posts
So I'm confused, does PUP have 3 items that they can get out of this? Attuner, Equalizer, Target Marker? Seems to be that's great for PUP, since those all can be sold for large amounts of money each...
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Total Merit points spent:26 Archery=2 Flashy Shot=1 Unlimited Shot=1 Snapshot =1 MP=3 HP=3 STR=1 Critical rate=+1%
# Feb 19 2007 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
418 posts
*Summoner* (There are videos the ENM on here)

I wanted to see some opinions of how to do this on SMN, so I put up a thread of my own to collect some advice. I found a bunch of ideas and even ANOTHER thread from the past. Here is what I've found, I'll link it for you.

This is my thread:

This is the thread I found after I posted it:

There are videos in them, more in the 2nd one then the first.

Please, enjoy it.
BLM Power!!!!
# Feb 13 2007 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
411 posts
Just did this about 1hr ago.... man was this fun! Easy peasy lemon cheesy
Haven't done any CoP missions so this was my first time hearing Turmoil/Tough Battle 2 good stuff!!!!11

Used my Shaman's Cloak for nuking.

Casted Ice Spikes
Yagudo Drink
nukes etc...

Tallied up the damage and did 3779 not including Burn so maybe ~3800HP?

The Yag drink wasn't even necessary nor was the food probably.

Used the following macros:


Just cycle through the macros in that order and repeat with Water III again
Just remember use Manafont AFTER Flare
and save Elemental Seal for Drain

1/1!!!!!!! Go Go Full moon!!!!!!!!

easiest 2000 limit points I ever got ^^

Goodluck/Ganbatte ^^/

Edited, Feb 13th 2007 11:52am by Shigo

Edited, Feb 13th 2007 12:04pm by Shigo
thf attempt
# Feb 05 2007 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
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tried with thf, normal xp gear, eva and markmanship close to cap
SA is possible, i did get first one off
What i did tho was hit flee, then SA, then hide,
kept clicking attack till i pulled dagger out,
waited till dealy was over, and ran right into him swinging
on got it, i did lose tho, a few potions and would have won.
Hope this helps.
BLM way to do it, video link included.
# Feb 02 2007 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
515 posts

Ruddi of Fairy server. Windurst rank 10 CoP and ZM done. It was fun!
Corsair fantoccini
# Jan 16 2007 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
175 posts
Did this as corsair (got the Corsair bullet pouch and some worm mulch)

Earth staff
full af
matchlock gun
iron bullet
vision earring
genin earring (dosent work with no sub but i had no other earring on me)
rk belt+1
nomads mantle
rajas ring
scorpion ring+1

Entered bc, used icarus wing, tavnazian taco, drank a pear au lait, wizards roll and ninja roll.
i got unlucky number on ninja and 8 on wizards.

Engaged used slug shot, earth shot, random deal, earth shot, wild card (2), earth shot, random deal, earth shot.

After that i just shot and used slug shot when i had tp and earth shot when it was up until he died, i had a few hi-potions just in case too.

Fantoccini was hitting for 14-20 dmg on ranged attacks and same with dagger.
Goblin rolled a LOT for the fantoccini making him slug shot nearly every time for around 130dmg

Slug shots was hitting for 400-600.
Earth shot was hitting for approx 230 consistantly.
I missed a bit but not much mainly because i was wearing af instead of acc stuff earth staff instead of archers and used taco instead of acc food. Shark gun and marksmanship merits would make this even easier

With taco and earth staff his dmg is so low an au-lait can pretty much nullify his melee and you only have to worry about getting hit by slug shot for 100 dmg but thats what potions are for.

Overall it was very easy. 8mins 1sec time (spent 4 mins waiting for phantom roll to wear off after buffing so random deal wasnt wasted on it)

Edited, Jan 16th 2007 8:50pm by FPlevi
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Bastok rank:10 ZM:Complete PM:Complete
75Drk 60Cor 38War 37Thf 37Nin 37Whm
# Jan 12 2007 at 1:12 PM Rating: Good
2,075 posts
I tried this last night since folks say it's good practice for Maat, and it went pretty well.

I went in, used a tavnazian taco, Soul Voice, minuet + madrigal on me, elegy and requiem on the fantoccini. Then started whacking away with my sword (skill 200). Fantoccini uses minne (which I dispel), and is poking at me with a dagger for not too much damage, then gets a couple of good rolls and uses viper bite for around 150hp. I pop hi-potions when my hp go yellow, and use fast blade at 100tp. Re-sing elegy and requiem 2min after SV, madrigal + minuet again, then fast blade again. I'm winning easily, and then get a couple of good rolls - one that heals me and another that gives me 300tp. One fast blade later, the fantoccini is down.

Fun fight, I suspect Maat is gonna be much harder. I used 4 or 5 hi-potions, gfight was 4min 30seconds or so, 2000xp but no drops.

Edited, Jan 12th 2007 1:13pm by midnightjade
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Pretty easy for BLM to do.
# Jan 11 2007 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
515 posts
I have done this with success as BLM.

Things to do, first off cast Ice spikes, when he hit you the paralyze works really good.

At start go near him and use 2hr, cast Flare at him before he detects you, now after cast Aero 3, Water 3, use Drain and Asphir it works fine on him, continue casting tier 3 spells to he die.

There is nothing to it, really easy but if he use 2hr you can't stun him but I have only seen him use 2hr once.

He hit for 20-30 so not allot and you can drain it back, if you want you can bring potions but the times I did this I did not need it, having all magic capped helps of course.
Ruddi of Fairy server. Windurst rank 10 CoP and ZM done. It was fun!
# Jan 11 2007 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
672 posts
Just won this on BLU. What I did was buff up with cocoon, metallic body, and refueling in the beginning, then rested to full mp, used sole sushi and icarus wing. Ran in, used Azure Lore, then Vorpal Blade >> CA Death Scissors. This by itself takes him down to about 60% health, then I just spammed spells on him, and used Blank Gaze to dispel when he cast Cocoon on himself. I had to cure with Magic Fruit once, which i'm lucky I did because right after he used Vorpal blade on me and took me to about 200 hp. By that time I had 100tp again, and finished him with Vorpal Blade. No Death Chakram, just the 2k exp.
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Samurai 75
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Mirage: 4/6
Mirage +1: 1/5
Homam: 4/5
Easy for SAM
# Dec 11 2006 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
Easy battle.

Entered the arena, used sushi and au lait, then used meditate. Wait recast time then engage the nm. Jinpu > 2H > Jinpu > Jinpu > Jinpu > Meditate > Yukikaze, and it was dead.
No Earring Drop ; ;.
I was lucky lol, the Moblin buffed me with defense bonus /laugh
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Pup Attachment drops?
# Dec 07 2006 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
187 posts
Does anybody know that if i go into this fight as RDM or RNG, will i still get the attachment drops for my PUP?

Has anybody tried this as RNG yet?

Should i try this fight as RDM, BLM, or RNG?

Help me out

*Edit* My RNG is 60 now.^^

Edited, Dec 7th 2006 10:37am by brenmar
Taru 69BLM/54WHM/68RDM/39SMN/25SAM/66RNG/ 4BRD/48WAR/10MNK/37NIN/47BLU/70PUP/5SCH/57DNC
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Server: Caitsith
Don't go into the light, embrace the darkness.
# Nov 29 2006 at 12:33 PM Rating: Default
I'm a 75 Drk. I do this for easy Exp buffers every 5 days (Sky and dynamis go badly sometimes). First off, I have my macros set correctly. Test them before entering, DUH! I have done this fight more times than I can remember, but it's more than 30. It should be more than that, but I got lazy. I should have a 70+ fight record if I had gone every 5 days since it started. Anyway, here's the Drk layout:

My Accuracy Gear:
Scorpion Harness,
Lightning Bow +1,
Emperor's Hairpin,
Peacock Charm,
Dodge Earring 2x,
Jaridah Bazubands,
Sniper's Ring 2x,
Beak Mantle +1,
Lif Belt,
Jaridah Salvars,
Chaos Sollerets,
And of course V-Scythe for my main weapon.

My Smackdown Gear (That gets macroed in; all remaining gear stays the same).
/equip body "Haubergeon"
/equip neck "Chivalrous Chain"
/equip L.ear "Spike Earring"
/equip R.ear "Assault Earring"
/equip Hands "Chaos Guantlets"

next set of macros

/equip L.ring "Puissance Ring +1"
/equip R.ring "Assailant's Ring"
/equip waist "Swordbelt +1"
/equip legs "Chaos Cuisses"
/equip head "Chaos Burgeonet"

Items I keep handy
Icarus Wing,
Vile Elixer,
Vile Elixer +1,
Sole Sushi +1,
Blink Band

So here's my strat: Enter wearing WS gear and Blink band, Blink up, put back on Chaos Head. Eat Sole Sushi +1, Use Icarus Wing. Walk up, engage, use Absorb-Vit. When he comes up, Lay the smack down with Guillotine. Quickly Macro in Accuracy gear. Hit him a few times, Stun, use Absorb-TP (It's important to use this after you've given hits and he's given hits so he has TP to take; Doing it after guillotine is good). When you have 100% again, macro in the heavy gear and WS him again, this time using SE and LR. After WS is over, macro back in your Accuracy gear and use Bloodweapon if you feel he's not close enough to death already. Use a vile elixer as needed. If you do this with the Scorpion Harness and Dodge earrings you get hit A LOT less. Also use Sniper's rings instead of Woodsman rings. This battle usually only takes a few moments. Gob usually doesn't have enough time to get in too many rolls before mob is toast. If fight goes longer, slip in a weapon bash or another stun to give yourself a few more hits than him. Drain only after stun as drain is somewhat long in casting time. If Gob gives him full HP, sometime during the fight, then it becomes a fair fight as you no longer have the advantage of starting it off with a WS. Use the Vile Elixer +1 if it comes down to it. IMPORTANT: If you have ever won the LV 61 ring from this, bring it with you every time. If you happen to get lucky enough to get another one, you'll need to have the old one on with you to be able to throw away for the fresh one. I've only gotten 2 Tactical Rings. They come in real handy for gods in sky or when soloing NM's for quests.
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# Nov 28 2006 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Has anyone tried pulling the mannequin away so the gob wont buff him? Or does the gob follow? Sorry for the double post think the site is slow didn't show as being posted before.

Edited, Nov 28th 2006 9:09pm by Specie
# Nov 28 2006 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
165 posts
Has anyone tried pulling the mannequin out of range of the gob so he wont buff him? Or does the gob follow?
PUP fight
# Oct 25 2006 at 4:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh man... a moblin that controls a mannequin that controls an automaton...

First run I get Valoredge against me... pain... NPC Shield Bash is no joke... ended up being stunned when I needed to spam a few hi-pots after 2 WS rolls and a SC...

Next run in 5 days...
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How Often??
# Oct 24 2006 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
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How often can you do this ENM??? is it a once a week thing??

Also, are there other ENMs, BCNMs, or KSNMs that are soloable??
blm hume
# Oct 23 2006 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
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did this as hume blm, fight way to easy. entered ate melon pie+1 then got in casting range and put on ice spikes then cast freeze. hume blm only casts magic when he gets a good roll so just melee him, he hits for only 22 a go and spikes para him most fight. drain and aspir when can and save stun for when he gets good roll and tries to use magic, got lantern on 2nd win and skill up on staff lol
# Oct 14 2006 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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tried as rdm and i couldnt sleep him -.- 4 tries sleep 2 and 1 nothing. all my magic is capped at 75 maat slept everytime i hit him when i beat him not this guy. tried to melee him then he chainspelled and kick my ****.. tried as my nin mijin did 1100 and i have 1000 needless to say he won :/
# Oct 13 2006 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
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I call ******** on this. I went in as NIN, put up shadows, ate my food, and started debuffing as soon as I got in range. I had enought time to para, slow, blind, and swing twice before he uses mijin gakure.....1146 damage...WTF!!!!!!

Everyone said this guy was good practice for Maat. Well, I've already fought Maat as NIN and this guys would make Maat his *****. He was very accurate even when buffed. Matt missed almost every swing after I had him debuffed. Maat's Mijin Gakure also does about half as much as this guy's does. /sigh...what a waste of time and money...
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# Feb 14 2007 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
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AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAA! I'm sorry, but that is so hilarious. I'm so sorry that happened. I'm doing this fight again on my SMN in an hour.
# Oct 10 2006 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
heh, this ENM is amusing to say the least, I was bored waiting for friends to long in for Divine might, and I figured, i needed some exp for a buffer, just to be safe..so I grab the 8 bajillion walahra waters I had from getting my turban (I wanted rid of those **** things lol only used 3... grr lol) and got my level 60 gear out, AF arcana breaker oracles belt 2 aquamarine rings, and the divine earring I bought for something a while back to replace my magician's with... anyway, I get to the BC throw on my swimsuit to test the armor rumor, I get inside and I swap to af, and buff, the usual whm stuff.

after getting my MP back, I equip my arcana breaker and divine shield and pop a meat mithkabob (mm us mithra love those >.>) I run to the puppet, cast banish II 85...lol oh well, I draw my hammer, as does the puppet,as it comes up to me, I slow/paralyze/diaII it and thanks to RDM capping my enfeebling i didn't get resisted (+10 enfeebling from my briault couldn't hurt either) call it luck but the first roll gives me attack up XD and I get 100tp regular, I ready true strike and the mobile gives me +169 more tp right as I use it so truestrike blasted 350 =O.O= lol the puppet gets stoneskin off of me, so I flash and recast while the puppet helplessly misses me.

I get it off and the mob gives the puppet the attack up...he starts hitting me 80+ and as fast as a sword... so things are lookin kinda bad, I had 200hp left hehe, well the mob gives me def boost, I start taking 20 damage and my shield starts kicking in more (man I need to skill shield badly, being level 75 and skilling up from a 60 cap battle is just sad lol shield 144) so I cast cure4 and use a walahra water getting 50 hp and mp back.

puppet uses brainshaker, it did 10, after I unstunned I truestriked for 175, keep in mind I was using mage gear as my melee whm gear is 70+ at this point the puppet was at 40% hp, so I cast banish II again..85 and I have like 30 hp left and +2 refresh from yaggy drink.

basically the rest was just us trading blows till I finished him with holy >.> I won, 2k exp, and worm mulch :/ lol oh well, neither of us used benediction and the only spell the stupid puppet casted was >.> ya ready? >.> stona!!! XD yup I guess he'd had a bong too many cause he casted stona lol
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BRD fight
# Sep 26 2006 at 11:17 AM Rating: Good
60 posts
The BRD fight against this things isn't so hard. He only uses a dagger,
the strongest attack he did to me was a Gust Slash (or how it is called) I believe and that did 150 damage to me, and I'm even a taru. I didn't
bring any special gear at all, just what I always had with me.

I did bring 1 au laut, a boiled crab and 5 Hi-Potions.
I only used 1 Hi-Potion though.

Went in the fight. Used Soul Voice, used Army's Paeon 3 + 4 and the au lait.
Engaged him with about 750 HP at max. He didn't use any songs at all, until
the Moblin triggered it for him and he just keeps singing then leaving no time to attack. He used Quick Etude once and cast Quick Etude again right after that :P. Used about 3 times Spirits Within for about 100 damage and when I got an attack bonus I used Fast Blade for about 150 damage.
He got like 7/10 of the buffs and still was very easy, I even messed up a few times using the wrong items or wrong macros and still won.
Didn't get the Getsul Ring though, better luck next time :).

Good luck fellow bards ^_^.

New char:
RDM 58, PUP 46, BLM 39, SMN 30, WHM 28, NIN 16

Old char, which got stolen and SE didn't do anything about it:
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blu down
# Sep 14 2006 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
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well here went my first try as blu i started with full af and electrum rings and used a yagudo drink and used a icarus wing at start then changed to sh after using spells and changed rings venerer might have been better to get +str i did vorpla blade--> bludgeon should have put more time in getting a better sc :/ but as the fight progressed i got defense bonus only he got 300 tp attack up and defense bonus at the end i got him down to less then 5% so close but thats how the dies fell. heres to another try also he didnt used much magic mosty just attacking and he didnt wear any armor ether. just had sword on.
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Strategy for Dark Knight
# Aug 30 2006 at 1:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Weapon: Vassago's Scythe
Head: Chaos Burgeonet/Blink Band
Body: Haubergeon
Hands: Sipahi Dastanas
Legs: Royal Knight's breaches
Feet: Chaos Sollerets
Back: Jaguar Mantle
Belt: Life Belt
Earrings: Assault Earring, Spike Earring
Rings: Woodsman Ring X2

Icarus Wing, I can get by without it, but it helps.
Sole Sushi

The basic goal is to kill the Fantocinni as fast as possible.

Once past the gate use Blink Band and Sushi, and Icarus Wing if your using one.

Engage the Fantocinni from far enough away that you can cast spells but not get aggroed. Cast Absorb-Str and Absorb-Vit, and if you have time Bio II. Make sure that once the Fantocinni reaches you that you wait to cast spells between swings of your scythe. You should be able to get off both Absorbs before he gets to you if you stood just within casting range.

As soon as you have 100 TP Souleater Guillotine then Blood Weapon to get back you lost HP from the Guillotine, make sure to turn off Souleater once Blood Weapon wears off.

Once you reach 100 TP again(make sure you Absorb-TP when you feel the Fantoccinni has enough TP to steal), Last Resort Guillotine. If the Fantocinni is still standing, kill Last Resort, your going to need the Def for the last few swings.

If your health gets below 400, cast Stun then start chain popping the Hi-

This is the gear setup and strategy that I use and I've only lost once. Hope it helps.

# Aug 21 2006 at 7:09 AM Rating: Decent
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I was wondering if anyone has done this as a PUP and if so what automation you used, what gear, and what attachments you used. Long with how it went.^^ Currently only lvl 45 PUP but going to lvl this to 60 before my RDM or NIN. Even thou the items that you get don't seem interesting don't mind getting 2k exp in 15min.

Thanks for any info^^
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# Aug 14 2006 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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i would like to add that on the dragoon enm he can call a wyvern called fantoccini's wyvern and i have submitted a picture too i would like it if alla recognized it and added it.
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Corsair fight
# Jul 31 2006 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
(Also posted on the Corsair Job forum)

So I wanted to find out what job specific item Cors could get from this, but couldn't find any info for it online, so decided to go try it myself, now that its actually implemented.

Went in naked, equipped Archer's Knife, Matchlock Gun, Corsair's Tricorn, Agile Gorget, 2xDrone Earring, Scorpion ring, Makrsman ring, Jaridah hands and legs, Corsair's Frac, Bounding Boots, Nomad Mantle and the 50 san d'orian belt+2. Had 10 Hi-pots on hand.

Used Squid Sushi, Ninja Roll and Hunter's roll. Didn't get too great of rolls, 6 on Ninja, 8 on Hunter's, but I didn't want to risk a bust as that would hurt a lot more than an unlucky roll since this is a solo fight.

Basic fighting tactics, run to the outer rim of the fighting area, hit attack, start the fight off with a Wind Shot > Ranged attack. From there it'll all be attacking back and forth and popping a hi-potion when you start to get low on hp. Pop off a Slug Shot whenever you've got enough TP to hit. He had fairly low evasion and I only missed a couple times in the whole fight.

The moblin rolls mostly gave TP to either me or the doll, restored hp on me once. A couple rolls caused the doll to use Hunter's Roll then Rogue's roll a little later. He got a 8 on Hunter's, I didn't pay attention to Rogue's. The only roll that really hurt me was one that gave the doll 300%TP resulting in an immediate Hot Shot for a couple hundred points of damage.

Used about 7 or 8 of the Hi-pots, so you might want to take a few extra just incase you arn't so lucky with the moblin rolls.

Unfortunately I didn't get the item after the win, only the 2k exp. So I wasn't able to find that out which was my ultimate goal, however I did figure out that its not too difficult to defeat this guy, I'll probably try again next week.

If anyone has figured out what the item it drops for Cor is please let me know. :)

Edit: Just found out on FFXIclopedia that you can get a Pouch of Corsair Bullets from this. Not really worth the money it cost to have Twinkbrix send you down there in my opinion =/

Edited, Jul 31st 2006 at 1:30pm EDT by Verran
Because it's worth it.
# Jul 30 2006 at 11:54 PM Rating: Decent
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The item drop is not 100%, I had to beat it six times to get mine. Aside from the item winning gives 2000 exp every time. Also you don't lose exp if you die.

That's why people do it regularly.
Just wondering
# Jul 29 2006 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
234 posts
I was just wondering...what do you get from this fight? Do you only get the item that suites your job? If so, why do people do it regularly?

Sorry if I sound "Noob", I was just curious...
Hard for BLM now?
# Jul 26 2006 at 8:36 AM Rating: Good
399 posts
I have to wonder if this is even possible for BLM now. Come to think of it, I wonder what Maat's like?
PLD 1 for 2
# Jul 16 2006 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I've tried this fight twice now. First time was easy and fun... the second however...

If your a pld, grab some ACC+ equipment and some ATT+.

First time: I used a Blink Hairpin, P3, S3, Taco, healed full then used a invictus wing. The really sad part about this ENM in general is that its alot of luck, plan and simple. The first time I was given +300 tp, cured full and Spirits within for roughly 700 damage droped him down to less then half. Also was given stone skin and def. bonus. Shout me up to 700+ def. he couldnt hit me. Used Posions and Cures as needed. Easy fight.

Second Fight: I didnt use Blink Hairpin (since I barrow it from a friend) but P3, S3, Tacos, full healed. (Sadly couldnt afford a invictus wing at the time so i skipped that part). That lowsy ENM started the fight with a 300 TP buff and droped me to 200 hp from a spirits within... after that he was given cure IV, stone skin, and more TP buffs. I died quick and hard.

So for all you PLD out there. If you dont succeed try untill you do. Plus its alot of fun to just kill the dude.

Good Luck ^.^
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# Jul 06 2006 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
When he steals from you it randomly unequips some of your gear...really annoying when he gets your weapon and resets your tp >.<
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# Jul 03 2006 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
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So I just did this as a THF and the Fantoccini actually used "Steal" against me. It missed, but I was wondering what the **** he would have been capable of stealing. Anyone know? I had these awful visions of him equipping my scorpion harness, kicking my a$$ and sending me out of the arena without it.
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Limit Points
# Jul 01 2006 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
51 posts
I've been doing this ENM regularly since lvl 60 and one thing I always wondered was if you get merits or exp at 75 if you're in merit mode. Today was my first time in at lvl 75, and it's official: it does give merits. Just thought I'd throw that out there for anyone that was wondering.

I assume this would hold true for all ENMs, but since this is the only one I've ever done, I can't say for sure.
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BLM fight
# Jun 30 2006 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
101 posts
how i did it:
got in ice day
Freeze (880)
Stone III (381)
Water III (418)
Aero III (461)
Drain (25) -_-
Stone III (381) (just like the one before)
Water III (418) (just like the one before)
hi potion (100 hp for me ^^)
Stone III (381) (just like the one before)
Water III (418) (just like the one before)
at this point he had 3% hp left but i mistakely hited the freeze macro so:
Freeze (880, overkill ^^')
finished with 90 extra mp (Taru mp ftw!)
got both of the item u can get there.
the pet hitted me for 15-30 a pop, 42 on crit (had 2 crit).
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# Jun 22 2006 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I couldn't tell from any of the above posts, but do you have subjob options, or are they removed like when fighting Maat? SAM/nothing vs. SAM/RNG or WAR is majorly different.
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Summoner Fight
# Jun 20 2006 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Here's some info for all those Summoners out in Vandy. I've only tried this once, so please reply with any experiences that you might have.

1. Before the Fight.

Remeber that you cannot use your subjob during the fight, therefore you will not be able to cure yourself. I recommend bringing Hi-Potions, Hi-Ethers, Yagudo drinks, and perhaps a reraise item. I also equipt a blink headband to speed things up and not need to wait for garuda.

2. Buffing up.

Personally, I didn't use my light spirit for buffing. Maybe I should have, but I definitelly don't think it's necessary. I did use Titan for Earthen Ward. Next, I used my blink headband. These steps are important... you WILL take some hits. Take a few seconds to rest-up and allow your BP timer to reset.

3. The fight.

I decided to use Shiva at the start for Double Slap. As I approached, Fantoccini started casting Shiva as well (I'm not sure whether it's coincidence or if he always uses your first avatar... probably coincidence). Here's where the fun begins.

I could give all kinds of details about my fight, but this entire ENM boils down to one thing - using Astral Flow correctly. Here's what HAS to happen... you must keep distance between your avatar and the moblin. You need to hit AF on Fantoccini & his avatar BUT NOT the moblin. If you can do that all 3 times, you'll win this fight. If you hit the moblin in one of the first two AF's you're sure to lose.

Are there other strategies? Likely. Please reply with any if you have them. Maybe sleeping the other avatar w/ Shiva's Sleepga would work. Perhaps the same with Diabolos' nightmare. Give 'em a shot and let me know how it goes.

Be sure to know the blood pacts of the Fanocinni's avatar. BIG TROUBLE happened when his shiva hit me with sleepga (I wasn't thinking about this possible BP AOE). Needless to say, I was thankful for my reraise scroll. I'll be sure to keep my distance next time.

What happened in my run? Well... my first AF went wonderfully and I saw Fan's HP drop about 1/3 and it killed his Avatar. The 2nd AF brought the Fanoccini down to 1/3 total health, killed his avatar, and unfortunately hit the moblin as well. Fannocini brought out an avatar and all three of them started whoopin' up on my avatar and I... not a pleasurable picture. Lesson learned... keep Astral Flow away from the moblin. I'll try to use retreat in the future to get my avatar at the perfect spot next time befure using AF.

I'll let you know how it goes on my next attempt, but until then happy hunting!
Easy Fight....but no win
# Jun 18 2006 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
456 posts
I just did this fight on Monk today, I lost but all in all it was very easy.


T.M. Hooks +2
Tiphia Sting
Temple Crown
Spike Necklace
Spike Earring x2
Temple Cyclas
Temple Gloves
Puissance Rings x2
Jaguar Mantle
Life Belt
Temple Hose
Temple Gaiters

I did not use my sniper's rings as to avoid the defense -10, so i chose life belt and 2x STR rings instead. I went in, used au lait and meat mithkabob (The Fantoccini has poor evasion), boosted up, then popped counterstance, dodge, focus, hundred fists, and chi blasted him. The fight went extremely smooth until he started getting TP enhancments from the goblin. 1...2...3...4 and he killed me with howling fist. As long as you get lucky, unlike me, this fight is really no problem.

Edited, Sun Jun 18 18:35:06 2006
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# Jun 06 2006 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
Anyone try this as warrior? I got pwned a few days ago, but i will be back. I dont care if it takes me 20 hi potions and an ic wing... lol .. if anyone has beaten this as warrior send me some info if it is different then the maat strategy of course unfortunately without the opo opo trick.
# Sep 06 2006 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
I have done this 47 times as a Warrior and have only lost about 9 times mostly when I first started doing it. I have only lost once in my last 15 tries.

That being said here is how I do it:
I typically have 3 sets of gear on me at all times and I make use of all 3 in this fight (Tanking, Attack and Weapon Skill). The gear below is not mandatory, it is just what I use to do this enm. You will need a bit of accurracy as you will most likely be using meat during the fight. Life belt is a must.

Extra Gear
I am including this as the first gear list as it is important to the fight:
Blink Band (Gives you a free set of shadows)
Sparton Hoplon (Gives you Phalanx)
Wing Gorget (This is not necessary but if you are just beginning, this may come in handy)

Tanking Gear
Full AF (Body, Head, Feet, Legs, Hands)
Waist: Life Belt (You will need this and possibly more accurracy to get to 100tp quickly)
Back: Jaguar mantle
Ring1: Assailant's Ring
Ring2: Woodsman Ring
Neck: Chivalrous Chain
Ear: 2xDodge Earrings - Most wars would laugh at this, but I have them so I use them.
Main Weapon: Basically any axe you would use at this level. I used to use Darksteel +1 and now I have a Tungi.
Shield: Sparton Hoplon
Ranged: Combat Caster's +1 Boomerang

Attack Gear
I will just list the items that change here:
Ear1: Assault Earring
Ear2: Spike Earring
Body: Haubergeon
Hands: Spiked Finger Gauntlets
Head: Walkure Mask
Legs: Royal Knights Breeches

WS Gear
Ring1: Sun Ring
Ring2: Woodsman Ring
Head: Sipahi Turban
Hands: Enkelado's Bracelets

NOTE: If you choose to use the wing gorget, do not change out your neckpiece during the fight or you will lose the equip delay. You will want to use immediately after your first rampage.

In addition to the Extra Gear mention above there are a few items to take:
2-4xHi Potion - I rarely need these anymore and for emergency sake.
Pear Au Lait - Cheap regen drink
Meat Mith/Chiefkabob: I am currently using this as it seems to work fine for me. When you are first starting off you may want to look at carbonara for the extra HP and TP return.

Entering The Fight
I go in naked. This may not have any bearing on the Fant's stats, but I do it anyways.

Equip Gear
Once I enter I equip my tanking setup with the exception of my head piece.
Equip the Blink Band and the Hoplon so the equip dealy timer starts running.
Use your food.
Heal up any remaining hp.

Once hp is full use the Blink Band.
After using the Blink Band, unequip and equip your Fighters Mask.
Use the Sparton Hoplon. Do not unequip this or you will lose the phalanx effect.
Eat the Pear Au Lait and head into the fight.

The Beginning of the Fight
The fight is quite simple. Head in and start beating on Fant.
When you get into the 90s for tp prepare for your first rampage.

Ready for First Rampage
Time to start firing off stuff.
Hit Beserk and Agressor first.
Equip your weapon skill gear
Hit Warcry
Hit Mighty Strikes
Rampage. (I normally hit any where between 700-1100 on this though I have seen it in the 500s)
Equip Attack gear

Preparing For Your 2nd Rampage
Keep your attack gear on and zerk up because you want to make your mighty strikes count.

NOTE: At this point, if you have chosen to use a wing gorget, this would be the time to use it to get to 100tp faster and get a 2nd MS enhanced weapon skill off. After you are familiar with doing this fight, this won't be necessary.

During this period of time you are going to take the most damage but don't worry its all part of the fight. Remember I mentioned to bring 2 hi potions. If you you get at or below 400hp, use both your potions as he can at times hit you for over 400.

In rare occurrances I have had to pop defender at this point just to get to 100tp. Just remember to turn it off before your 2nd rampage.

Time For Your 2nd Rampage
When you get to 100 tp equip weapon skill gear and rampage again.
In most cases, this is enough to finish him off.

Total fight time including equiping and healing is about 6-7 minutes.

Through all my attempts I have found the Axe a lot better to use then a Great Axe. I seem to pull off higher numbers on Rampage than Raging Rush basically because you don't have time to hit 300tp for a massive RR. Plus if you use GAxe you lose the Phalanx effect from the Sparton Hoplon.

I have won this fight with as little as 10hp and as much as 1100. Just depends on the day.

Avoid Darksday if you can. I have found that day to be problematic. Fant tends to get a lot of bonuses on darksday.

If you are worried about the amount of HP, Carbonara is an excellent food item for this fight. Being Galka my HP is high enough I don't have to worry so much about it so this could be a good alternative for other races.

Any question feel free to ask.

Edited, Sep 6th 2006 at 12:04pm EDT by IronhideBismarck
60 MNK
# Jun 05 2006 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
35 posts
I just did this as 60 MNK, and I was destroying this thing until it got a Counterstance roll just as I used Hundred Fists. I was still ok though, I had about 450 hp left and I was on the verge of killing him when he got a 300 TP roll ><

Howling Fist ftw ; ;

If not for 2 lucky rolls, I would have won easily. I used some of the previously posted methods, boost X11 --> Chi blast, counterstance, pamama au lait...I should have used Hundred Fists a little earlier, but that is a lesson learned. No rolls for me, by the way. :/
Whm woes.
# May 17 2006 at 7:58 AM Rating: Decent
110 posts
I went into this battle very unprepared. I didn't really expect to win, but I had thought I stood a pretty good chance. Little did I realize my subjob would be dropped. That's not mentioned in the description..and like most others here, I didn't bother reading every single post below it.

My equipment was my standard AF gear, along with some MP plus items. I had a couple of Yag drinks on me, thankfully...cause I no longer had the smn refresh. My Magician's earring was worthless as well because I had no subjob. I was also using my Fire Staff to melee. I've had better luck with it in the past than my Battle Staff, possibly due to the Strength boosts and such that it gives.

All of that aside, I figured I still might have a shot. I did well, getting him down to about half health when the moblin had him use Benediction. Ugh...well..still..I kept beating on him. One thing I totally didn't think about though, was my WS. I used Earth Crusher before I even realized what I was doing, and y'know what? The Moblin didn't aggro me. So I kept using it. On the third usage, I had built-up/been given 200+ tp. I used Earth Crusher, then the moblin said I'd ****** him off, and came after me too. FYI...the Moblin hits MUCH harder than the WHM puppet. At 150+ per hit, I died in about 5 seconds.

Now that I'm a bit more informed..I'm gonna go back, just a little bit more prepared. What sucks is that I've come to depend on my AoE WS...Earth Crusher is the most powerful WS that my whm has at lvl 60...I guess I could level my club skill for awhile....*sigh*

To Recap:

Your subjob is stripped for this battle.
You can do a *little* bit of damage to the moblin, and he won't care. I'm not sure what the limit is.
As a whm, the puppet didn't cast ANY healing magic on himself. In fact, the only thing he DID cast was Dia II. He just keeps beating on you, and seems to be fond of the Brain Shaker club WS.
I also don't know how often you can attempt to do this. I plan to try again, possibly this afternoon, or tommorrow.

Character: Waverly (Hume)
World: Sylph

Jobs: WHM 75; BLM 37; SCH 29; PLD 17; WAR 14; SMN 36

Character: Garikai (Galka)
World: Sylph

Jobs: WAR:30; NIN:15; THF: 15; PLD: 28
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