Blade of Darkness (Dark Knight Flag Quest)  

Start Area: Bastok Mines
Start NPC:Gumbah (J - 7)
Type:Job Related
Related Areas:Beadeaux
Palborough Mines
Related Mobs:Gumbah (J - 7)
Min Level:30
Max Level:75
Reward:Dark Knight Flag
(Average from 49 ratings)
Items Required:Chaosbringer
Title Obtained:Dark Sider
Last Updated: Thu Mar 10 11:15:47 2005

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Zeid, the sole master of the way of the Dark Knight in Vana'diel, has been sighted in the Palborough Mines. If you seek him out, he may make you an apprentice...


Completing this quest will allow you to change to the Dark Knight job.

Gumbah is on the 2nd Floor of the mines in a house. He sends you to Palborough Mines. You might have to talk to him a few times before he does, but eventually you will see a cutscene with Werei and Volker which talks about the Palborough Mines.

Once there, board the ship on the third floor at (H-8) and you will receive a two-handed sword. Equip the sword and start killing things. You need to kill at least 100 enemies with the sword in any area. Only Warriors and Dark Knights can equip the sword. Once you kill at least 100 enemies by dealing them the final blow with the sword, go to Beadeaux and a cut scene will be triggered that flags you as a Dark Knight.

NOTE: Do not kill an enemy with a weapon skill, as it will not count toward the 100 you need.

Quest Series

This is part of the job flag quest series. Other quests of the series include:

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Pet helps!
# Feb 28 2012 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
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I got the quest, but my warrior job was still level 1. I found an ingenious method for unlocking the sword while leveling - I go BST sub, get a pet, have the pet fight a mob until it's low, then run in and one-shot with the sword. Took a little pratice to get into the rhythm so the pet doesn't kill it, but now I'm getting every kill. The nice thing about this is, I don't have to wait for the weapon's painful swing cooldown to start another combat, I can have the pet run in and go to town, then draw the sword and finish the mob.

I'm up to 60 kills. Still very annoying, but not nearly as slow as trying to just melee them on my own.
Easy to re-obtain.
# May 31 2010 at 3:34 AM Rating: Decent
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In case this hasn't been mentioned, you can easily re-obtain the sword if you ever toss it. Just head to the mines again and ride the boat on the third floor. When you zone into Zeruhn, you'll get a short cutscene of your character walking up from the boat. They'll pause for a moment and it will say "You found a chaosbringer." and then it'll put the sword in your inventory.

I never bothered unlocking DRK since I had no interest in leveling it, only took the boat as a shortcut after getting the sand for the synergy quest. As I zoned in it gave the CS and gave me back the sword.
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# Dec 01 2009 at 9:42 PM Rating: Decent

EDIT: Never mind. ^^ Read through other posts quick. ^^"

Edited, Dec 1st 2009 10:46pm by LadariaLynn

Edited, Dec 1st 2009 11:33pm by LadariaLynn
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logging darkness
# Jul 07 2009 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
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does it matter if i log out, do i have to kill 100 enemies in one log in or do kills i make after i log out still count towards the 100 kill count
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# Dec 11 2008 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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where is the guys house?
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Fall Harvest 2008 Bats
# Oct 18 2008 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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hmmmm just wondering would the bats in the Fall Harvest 2008 quest count towards the 100 quota? or would they have to be normal enemies?
Fall Harvest 2008 Bats
# Oct 27 2008 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm finding this out right as we speak. I need less then 20 more kills before I can tell you if it will work. The bats die in a single hit with this Great Sword equipped, even though I am dropped to a level cap of 1.

I'll repost with my information.

EDIT ::::: It works. Just to let everyone know. Now WOULD be the best time to go about killing for the Dark Knight quest. You can one~shot all of the bats...

Edited, Oct 28th 2008 10:03am by SummonerFenrir
# Oct 11 2008 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
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i was wondering i lost count how many kills i did i know i need
100 kills what if i go over 100 kills
# Oct 13 2008 at 4:21 AM Rating: Decent
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it doesnt matter if you go over 100 kills.
Mob kills
# Jul 31 2008 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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If you use a weapon skill but it doesn't kill the mob, does it count as a kill? Also if it doesn't self-destruct when you fight it but it is a self-destructing mob does it count as a kill? ex. Bees, Goblins
Mob kills
# Aug 26 2008 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
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The only thing that matters is that the killing blow is a normal strike with the sword. So the Weapon Skill can't kill the mob, and it can't self-destruct. Bees are fine, as long as they don't die because of Final Sting. Same applies to Gobs.
# Dec 26 2007 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
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# Nov 26 2007 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
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so my war is only lvl 3, so it took awhile to kill any mob but there was one mob who took like 20 mins to kill. A stupid little tiny mandy decided it would be fun to use photosynthesis, twice in one fight. Now being a taru at lvl 3 I wasn't strong enough to kill the mandy cause the +5 regen, anyways it took 45 hits to kill the lvl 1 mob. Do the Math to figure out how long it really took. This is going to be a long quest >.>
Save Mega Time
# Sep 26 2007 at 7:22 AM Rating: Default
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WAR/WHM pull 5~6 mob @ time, and engage, the Auto-Target kill the 666 delay.

Have fun :)
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100 kills
# Apr 10 2007 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
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dose it matter if i kill anything that moves or do i kill only one thing
self trained DIY'er
100 kills
# May 24 2007 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
96 posts
It should be anything... That's what most people do in fact, go right outside the mines into North/South Gustaberg and kill worms!
EP or not
# Dec 07 2006 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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does it matter what difficulty the mob is to you? if i was to do this with a WAR at lvl 30, could he go around kiling too weak to be worthwhile mobs in N.Ronfaure?
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EP or not
# Dec 08 2006 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
147 posts
No difficulty does not matter
just kill 100 mobs with the sword w/o weaponskills
# Nov 26 2006 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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so i have'only a high level RDM if i equiped war as sub (lvl 1) would i be able to equip deathbringer to do quest or no?
Loyal to the king of dragons BAHAMUT until the end.
sub job equip weapons
# Apr 29 2007 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm sure you're aware of this already considering you posted this back in '06 so this is for anyone looking at the forum after and wondering why there was no response... The answer is no, you can't equip a sword for WAR by changing sub job.
# Nov 26 2006 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
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ok my only job is RDM lvl 30. if i was to put my WAR lvl 1 would i be able to equip the sword to do the quest or no?
Loyal to the king of dragons BAHAMUT until the end.
# Jan 21 2008 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
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yesit is a level one Gsword
Deathbringer info?
# Oct 26 2006 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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question.. what is this about killing a 100 more mobs and getting a better sword [Deathbringer?] when you go back... do you kill 100 mobs, get DRK THAN do it, or kill 200 mobs in one go than get cutscene. this is the only thing that confuses me
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Deathbringer info?
# Mar 05 2007 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
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You kill the first 100, go get your cutscene to become DRK, THEN head back to get the quest to kill 100 more. You'll trade your old weapon to the spring in Gusgen and get the upgraded weapon in return.

Edited, Mar 5th 2007 5:07pm by Myrannda
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The Quest
# Sep 27 2006 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
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I cannot reinforce enough how much i recommend WAR/BRD.

I decided to unlock DRK, i have loads of other jobs but only WAR can qiled this stupid weapon.

So my WAR lv18 / BRD 9 killed 100 things in East Ronfaure in 55 mins. I recommend cheap food like Meat Jerky's (you will need 2) and have Valor minuet on at all times.

Have fun!
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The Quest
# Oct 03 2006 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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You're right.
I subbed Bard and it did help.

I lost count of how many mobs I killed.
After leveling 2 times I figured that I killed more than enough XD
killing bees
# Aug 16 2006 at 6:47 AM Rating: Decent
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A friend of mine and I went about this quest yesterday. We ran off to S. Gusta and killed bees. I kept a rough count of the bees I killed, then killed some extra, and I received the cutscene the very first time we entered Beaudeaux.

My friend, on the other hand, kept an exact count of the bees he killed, and he didn't feel like he needed that many extra bees. His weapon skill with greatsword was substantially better than mine, so he occasionally killed using a weapon technique. But when he entered Beaudeaux, there was no cutscene for him. In fact, when we went back and killed more mobs to complete his quest, we found that he was substantially behind the 100 mark (if the magic number is indeed 100). We figured there could be two possible causes for his lack of success.

First, it could have been his using his weapon techniques to kill bees. I had no skill in great sword, so I had no choice but to kill all my bees the hard way. Or, second, his higher weapon skill could have caused him to do more damage, so that a number of his bees may have died from countering with Final Sting.

So, moral of the story: if you want to play it safe, just don't use your weapon techniques, and, if you kill bees, take care not to count the bees that suicide on you with Final Sting.
# Aug 10 2006 at 8:05 AM Rating: Decent
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So here's an interesting dilemma... I forgot to even CHECK my inventory before setting out to meet Zeid in the mines... got on the boat, went thru the cutscene. and WHAM... you are unable to attain Chaosbringer...

Went back to the mines... no boat... now checking Beaudeux - his next point of call - wondering if I'm totally screwed on getting Dark Knight with this character
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# Oct 28 2006 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
I did the same thing,went in with full inv and couldn,t get the sword.What i did was to go back to palbouro mines and went to the boat and got the same cut scene and this time i was able to recieve the deathbringer.
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Went out to prove the point and ...
# Aug 08 2006 at 7:00 AM Rating: Good
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As is suggested elsewhere in this thread, get a stack of darts and throw one at each mob - especially if your throwing isn't levelled - helps to keep track of the numbers.

If the mob is killed by anything BUT the chaosbringer it doesn't count, and that includes dia, bio or even an arrow.

If you kill the mob using {Hard Slash} or {Power Slash} it WILL still count! What will not count is if you do a weaponskill with someone else in the party, ie: liquefaction or whatever, and that kills the monster - that one doesn't count!

You can use ranged attack - I had a problem with one-shotting mobs though, and of course, those don't count either!

"You must kill the monster with the blade and the blade only."

I opened the quest while on BST/WHM, killed the mobs in 3 different areas and even went and changed jobs in between, tele'd and warped, and then went to beadeaux as WHM/BLM to get the final cutscene - just have the sword in your inventory!

For the actual slaughter (best word for it) I used WAR/MNK. I didn't use any food at all for this, mainly because there were no singles on the AH and I wasn't going to buy a full stack!

I went up on the hill in South Gusty, on sheep and gobs, because they link! The hardest part about this is that darned "you must wait longer for that action"!!! I voked one sheep, ran around and gathered up half a dozen more for a small train. then killed them all one after the other. Run back through and repeat on the gobs. Make sure you move around so your current target is between you and your next target and you will auto-target onto the next one when the first one dies!

The really long delay on that sword is horrible, if you can get a WHM to come haste you it might go easier! I started out with about 720hp and between the sessions probably got hit for about 200hp total - perfectly doable for a lvl 30+WAR without resting, you just need the determination to keep swatting away at them! Oh, and even with Great Sword capped on WAR, I still missed about 5 times total!

Good luck!
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# Aug 07 2006 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
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deleted... nvm finished quest lol

Edited, Aug 7th 2006 at 3:43am EDT by DjinnRB
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Lvl 1 Tarutaru Warrior
# Aug 06 2006 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
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So, I just took this GS and my level 1 warrior and went out to kill bees. I got to level 5 around the time I was sure I had at least 100 kills. Then I bought a Butterfly Axe and continued on, skilling up Great Axe then.

Got Drk that way, and levelled Warrior. It was a little slow, but probably faster than doing either of the two individually. As long as you're using attack food, it's only ever 1-2 hits per kill regardless of level. Just buy a Rarab Meatball and go for it. They last 3 hours, and give the largest attack boost possible at lower levels (30%). Also, if your server has a similar economy to mine, they're pretty cheap.
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Lvl 1 Tarutaru Warrior
# Sep 02 2007 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I did this awhile ago on remora. I had a completely unleveled warrior. You should reach 100 kills afew hundred xp into lvl 4, give or take depending on how they check out as.

I had no problem getting drk, i kept an exact count. I did not use weaponskills at all, and i mostly did worms and bats, bees when there was nothing else.
# Jul 21 2006 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
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wild rabbits
# Jul 18 2006 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
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so I can just fo to raunfuare kill 100 wild rabbits come back and im done?
# Jul 08 2006 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
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so i cant do this with my blm?
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# Jul 06 2006 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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I've determined, just from reading a little and using some of my own knowledge, the following things:

-Do all the $#!^ in the walkthrough at the top!

-Kill 100 enemies with the Chaosbringer (Great Sword). Not 98, not 99, but 100!

-Obviously, it must say "[You]defeated the <t>." and this must result from a
regular swing of the sword. As in, no death from magical damage, magical HP decay, Weapon Skills, or Job Ability suicides.

-Once you kill 100, or 100ish to be safe, go to Beadeaux. You should get a cutscene. (Doh! The guide at the top says that) If you don't, go kill a few more
and try again.

-Go level up your new Dark Knight job!
Extra things:
>You have to kill the monsters as a Warrior because, OMG!, you don't have Dark Knight yet!

>It seems that you only have to have the Chaosbringer with, so to speak, the blood of 100 enemies on it in you Inventory.

>Anything, and I mean ANYTHING, I haven't mentioned, read the guide at the top BEFORE you ask about it!

>That's all I can think of now...


>Please don't ask anymore questions that this post answers! The first page of posts kills me with repetition!

Edited, Jul 6th 2006 at 2:26am EDT by MercDemon
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Laying it out,.,
# Apr 17 2006 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Bassically buy lvl 1 "Bow" and normal "Wooden Arrows" stack of 99 or 99 Darts. (to keep track on how many things you have killed)

you can kill the 100 things anywhere with the chaosbringer (Warrior/Dark Knight only sword) (I did myne in Sandy) #! Don't use Weapon Skills !#

For this i used.. Warrior / Bard seems like an odd choice but my warrior is only level 6 but with Bard it gives me Valor Minuet (Damage increase song) wich helped i also bought a stack of Meat Mithkabob. Didn't take as long as i thought it would.. But u can Log out and Zone the Sword keeps a record of how many things u have killed.

Edited, Mon Apr 17 13:24:41 2006
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RE: Laying it out,.,
# May 16 2006 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
I'm trying your method, but i have a thought... Does anyone know if the death counts for the sword if the initial ranged attack kills the mob without me even drawing the sword, as long as i have Chaosbringer equipped as my main? I would say not, but this game has suprised me with its quirks in the past...
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# Mar 26 2006 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
OK, I was wanting to be a dark knight, but...is drk/war a bad idea? I have no idea, I'm rather new to the game, but know what I want to be later on, or should I level blm and go drk/blm? Or does it not really matter one way or the other >.> >.< <.<
RE: um...
# Mar 27 2006 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
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DRK/WAR is the favourable and probably the best for a little while. DRK/BLM is essentially useless.

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rumor or no?
# Mar 05 2006 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
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So, an LS buddy told me you can't zone before you get the 100 kills or else you will have to start over...is this true?
RE: rumor or no?
# May 18 2006 at 12:34 AM Rating: Decent
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This is not true. You can zone all you want, log out, etc. and the sword will not lose track. I miscounted when doing this quest originally, went to Beadeaux and was saddened when I didn't get the cutscene. I left and headed back to Gustaberg, killed ten more mobs, and tried again- it worked.

On a side note, if you throw away your Chaosbringer and later want to upgrade it to the Deathbringer...it's possible to get a new Chaosbringer by returning to the mine, but you'll have to kill 200 mobs instead of 100. Apparently dropping the sword resets the count, though nothing else seems to.
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# Feb 27 2006 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
Edited by bsphil
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Not sure if this was mentioned in one of the many pages of this thread, but here is a clarification that would have saved me some time.

You can zone into Beadeaux as any job/level, but you MUST have the chaosbringer in your inventory when you get there or the cutscene will not activate. I went as a RDM36/BLM18 (for warp) and was able to get the cutscene once I went back to jeuno to pick up the sword I put in my MH. >_>
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Becoming a dark knight
# Feb 01 2006 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
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hey guys im fairly new to the game but i am a black mage level 11 right now. i plan on becoming a level 30 BLM within 3 weeks or so but i really want to be a dark knight. i have been reading your posts about how you need to bea warrior to equip the sword for the DRK mission. Can someone give me advice on the best way i can become a dark knight? i was thinking level 30 black mage and making a quick level 7 warrior to do the mission?
Becoming a dark knight
# Mar 03 2007 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
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i did this quest as 30 blm lol, you war can be lvl 1 it doesnt matter, you just need to be lvl 30 when you get the quest and when you end it i belive, but all your kills must be with the chaosbringer sword
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RE: Becoming a dark knight
# Feb 09 2006 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Personally, I didn't have WAR lvled in the slightest when I recieved the sword. I'm a WHM by trade. Killing 100 thing wasn't too hard (I didn't die once) but it took -forever- and made every melee player I know cringe as they watched.

Chaosbringer is not even close to being a good sword for either class (as I'm told by the same melee's). The quest is geared more for the lvl 30 war to go out and slaughter 100 or so too weak critters. My suggestion is when you go to kill those 100:
1) Keep track somewhere. The sword won't let you know when you've hit 100.
2) Go to your home zone. East/West Ron, East/West Saru, North/South Gusta. Kill the 100 there. Less chance of death.

And as a note... I got to lvl 5 war in the course of kill 100 mobs.

~Drya of Bahamut
RE: Becoming a dark knight
# Feb 05 2006 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Eventually you will probably want to level WAR higher but your plan is good for now. You just need WAR to be leveled at least a bit so you dont have problems getting the 100 kills to break the sword in.
where is boat
# Jan 31 2006 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Where is the boat
RE: where is boat
# Feb 01 2006 at 11:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Third floor, H-8.
# Jan 16 2006 at 5:35 AM Rating: Default
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u r right mikeNL ... whats up with those dumbs?
1-talk to Gumbah, go to palbourugh then back by boat to zeruhn.
2-get the sword and KILL 100 W/E MOB WITHOUT WEAPON SKILL.
5- DIE
RE: ???
# Jan 18 2006 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Weapon skill do count, this is a stupid rumor i wish people would stop spreading. If the blade lands the final blow, WS or otherwise, u get credit for the kill and ur all good.
# Jan 05 2006 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
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i remember doing this its easy i used my 30 war and kill random stuff in gustaberg. (it also helps when ur friend is casting haste on you O.O) lol. like it says no ws or it wont work. keep a tally it really helps. kill more when u get to ur 100th tally. just in case

Edited, Thu Jan 5 18:19:49 2006
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Some tips
# Dec 18 2005 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
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This quest got a tiny bit harder after the 12/12/2005 update.

You can't use the tricks like "swapping in a 1 handed sword" to reduce the delay - the update corrected that glitch when the "engage/disenage" fix was made.

If you have a lot of mobs in a row, you'll have to keep hitting your attack button (ctrl+A or what ever macro you use) until the full 666 delay is up. You can't instantly engage like you used to be able to.

To answer some other questions:

1. You don't need to be WAR30 to finish this, just 30 in any job. To equip the sword, you must be WAR. I did it as WAR10 and had no problems.

2. You don't need to be WAR when you enter Beadeaux for the cut scene. I was WHM74, entered, and got the cut-scene with Zeid. Job unlocked!

3. Make sure you actually kill the beasties with the sword. I think most people have problems because Dia, a weapon skill, a ranged attack, or bomb/self-destruct/final-sting killed the monster.

Have fun!

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Counting enemies
# Dec 13 2005 at 1:39 PM Rating: Good
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An easy way to count for me was to equip a stack of darts (99) and engage each mob using Ranged Attack instead of Provoke. When you run out of darts, you know you only need to kill one more mob for 100.

Also, it was a nice way to start leveling Throwing Skill.

RE: Counting enemies
# Jan 10 2006 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
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You sir, are brilliant. /excellent
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# Nov 16 2005 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
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So... Does this Sword need to be equipped when you enter Beadeaux
variety man!
# Oct 23 2005 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I thought that being a Monk would inhibit me getting DRK but reading these forums i see taht i can change jobs after i get the quest and the weapon. This will probably be the last of the advance jobs i go for but so far i have 3: DRG, SAM, and BST, and am working on BRD atm. Over the next week i will be working on getting all the jobs so that i know what to do in order to help others in my LS. But i see going for SMN will be the hardest, well not hardest but most time consuming, of all.
Blade of Darkness
# Sep 09 2005 at 7:26 AM Rating: Decent
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This is my first posting so I hope I get this right.

I did the Dark Knight quest last night and found it very easy.

I got the quest as a level 30 RDM and had no problems in the mines and got the sword. I returned to Bastok and changed to a Level 13 WAR and used my WHM as sub. Killed the 100 mobs, getting disconnected a few times in the process, but the count was not lost. I then went to Beaudeaux, got the cut-scene and I am now a Dark Knight.

All I know is you have to kill the mob with a strike of the sword, no WS or magic, no falling over from Dia or such like.

This is so easy, why are people always asking questions about it?

From Meaca, Dark Knight & owner of the Reptile House LS
# Aug 25 2005 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Today i do this quest, and is easy for all races , tarutaru a few challenge, but dont worry ^^

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# Aug 22 2005 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
Will it be hard for a level War8 Tarutaru to do this?
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RE: Umm
# Aug 25 2005 at 8:58 AM Rating: Default
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No, it will not be hard as a lvl 8, but you will need to be careful at that lvl. There are things that will still aggro you.
RE: Umm
# Aug 25 2005 at 8:57 AM Rating: Default
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No, it will not be hard as a lvl 8, but you will need to be careful at that lvl. There are things that will still aggro you.
RE: Umm
# Aug 25 2005 at 8:57 AM Rating: Default
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No, it will not be hard as a lvl 8, but you will need to be careful at that lvl. There are things that will still aggro you.
The easiest was....
# Aug 15 2005 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Ive seen plenty of ppl complain about 100 mobs taking too long.... this is the easiest way to do it:

As a WAR, (most ppl who plan on being a DRK already have WAR lvled to 30) take Chaosbringer and train Mobs In South Gustaburg, preferably Huge Hornets. To do this, because the sword is to weak, simply hit a Hornet, switch targets to a different Hornet, and repeat until you have 10-15 Hornets on your tail. You prolly wont have time to get more than that because after a while the Hornets start to give up on you and go on about thier business. So I usually stop around 10-15.

After youve gathered the Hornets, pick one of them and attack. If done properly, you will kill it and auto-target another. This will bypass the Delay of the Chaosbringer, adding a <Hundred Fists> effect the the Sword.

Repeat this process and kill 100-120 (I kill more just incase of miscount) in 30-45 minutes.
# Aug 14 2005 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been Doing this with my WAR - 24 with WHM subbed I found that casting DIA on 3 things Provoke on one and then going to kill a worm and standing so that all of the monsters are in your view.

If you do this then you will not have to wait for the Delay time on the sword before striking he will just keep doing it as soon as it auto targets.
# Jul 13 2005 at 2:53 PM Rating: Default
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Im not level 30 yet, but is it possible as WAR to use Berserk and have a 1 hit ko (the deathblow being an actual strike of the GSD)?
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# Jul 11 2005 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
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LittleMic posted this below, and I was going to reply, but I wanted to move it to the top so more people would see it:

And the trick i used :
Use 2 swords and macro to change equip
I personnaly used a Wax Sword +1 around San d'Oria.
One hit with the One handed sword : -15 hp
/equip main "Chaosbringer"
One hit with Chaosbringer : -5 hp, one dead rabbit
/equip main "Wax Sword +1"
Find next victim and wait for attack command recast:-)

The beauty of the trick is that it is the delay of the one hand sword that is applied between the hits.

I used the same trick with a bronze axe to see if it works because everyone I talked to in game was certain that it wouldn't. I went outside bastok and carefully counted 105 kills (to be safe), 15 of which were done using the above method because I didn't want to start over completely if it didn't work. Then, I zoned to beadeaux, and... it worked.

I would definitely recommend this trick to anyone who is doing this quest because it is much, much faster than killing the enemies with just chaosbringer. Just be careful that you don't kill the mob outright with the first hit... >.>
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# Jul 10 2005 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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i got the quest as a RDM30/WHM15 and got the sword

thwn changed into WAR1/WHM1 i have NEVER used a greatsword before and it is still EASY , although i havent quite killed 100 yet i done over 50 with ease.

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This quest.
# Jun 15 2005 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
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This quest is pretty easy.

Make sure you are atleast war 30. Talk to Gumbah in Bastok Mines near alchemy guild. Go to Palbourough Mines 3rd level. Take the boat near H-8. Kill 100 mobs with Chaosbringer equiped. Go to Beadeaux, upon entering Beadeaux you will get a cutscene and become a drk.

A couple hints. 1.) level greatsword a bit before you do this, 2.) kill mobs just outside Bastok so you can choco from Bastok to Beadeaux. I made the mistake of going to my usual farming grounds just outside Windy then having to go the long way.

Don't hold me to it but I don't think killing the mobs with greatsword WS will affect your totals. I was doing this once I got Hard Slash and I only killed a total of 110 mobs probably 25 with WS and I still completed the quest. Also I had thf subbed and was SA'ing as much as possible for the extra damage. So this leads me to believe that as long as you're using Chaosbringer and only do damage with it that you're fine.

Good luck.

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RE: This quest.
# Jul 23 2005 at 11:19 AM Rating: Default
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You do not have to be level 30 WAR to get the sword. You just need to use a WAR while killing the 100 monsters because WAR is the only class that can equip the Chaosbringer (other than DRK, which you obviously wouldn't have.)
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Getting Cutscene
# Jun 13 2005 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I have killed 100 mobs with the Chaosbringer. Do I need to be a WAR with the sword equipped when I go to Beadeaux for the cutscene? The reason I ask is because my WAR is only level 5. Thank you for any help.
The Boat
# May 15 2005 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
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What does the boat look like? It is the boat that is on a small peir and has the boat that takes u to Zerhen when u pull the lever?
RE: The Boat
# Jun 28 2005 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Yes, that's the boat.
#JoshCube, Posted: May 11 2005 at 11:28 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This is my opinion, but the Game Staff should remove the triple 6 off the sword's delay. It's just that the number goes against my religion and i've heard a couple people complain about it also and wont unlock DRK because of it.
Clearing Up Info
# May 03 2005 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok here it is. I have checked this quest a million times only to find out the same conclusions. People ask the same questions and state the same false information. Here it is in a nut shell. Once you reach lvl 30 with ANY JOB you can go and get the quest for the NPC who starts it. After gettint the quest you equip the GS that is given to you with your war due to the fact that only a war and drk can equip it. After equiping the weapon you then proceed to kill ANY 100 mobs as long as you kill them with the sword and it has to be a strike of the sword. WS kills do not count and if u have whm subbed and u dia it and the mob falls to the ground that doesnt count toward your 100 kill counter. You can subb whm and heal yourself, you can zone and you can even log out. Just make sure to keep you kills counted and only the kills that you obtained by striking the mob with the rare Great Sword you gain from the quest. Then after you have gotten 100 kills zone into Beadeaux from the marshlands. Soon as you zone there should be a cut screen. After it is over congrulations you can be a dark knight! Good luck and hope this solves all the forum issues!!
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RE: Clearing Up Info
# May 07 2005 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
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when i did the quest i kill 100 bees and nothing happened so i killed 50 more and it worked so you should 150 monsters just to be sure.
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RE: Clearing Up Info
# Jun 28 2005 at 12:28 PM Rating: Excellent
22 posts
The trick with the bees is that they use Final Sting. If they die from that, then they don't count as one of the hundred kills.
RE: Clearing Up Info
# Jun 16 2005 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Or kill 100 and keep count, maybe +10, but 50 is too much, dont you think?

And i dont know what this has to do with this guy's post.
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