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#52 Nov 23 2004 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
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is there a way to speed up a sams attacks...all though its a good job i feel that the strength is let down by the lack of speed
#53 Nov 25 2004 at 2:14 AM Rating: Default
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Hi my name is Pipodo and i just got sam a few days ago. I love the job always will and wont change it. it is way to fun.I wanna be a awsoem sam and i cant wait to be among the best. There is one problem. At lvl 34 u get gloves called kote. Though they used to be 200k in Titan AH's now they are 800k each. It is crazy. I worry that i will not be as good and it will affect the way i play in the future. If u have any comments or advice u can give me please do. By the way i loved ur guide it is extemly useful.
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#54 Nov 30 2004 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Hello all,

I'd like to hear some experienced Sams subbing war or rng share there perspective and give some advice on what they do to combat utsusemi in balista. Anyone?


#55 Dec 06 2004 at 1:31 AM Rating: Default
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Pipodo, you are talking about Ochida's Kote (or similar, its 3am and I can't remember). A NM drops it but it is very heavily camped so you are better off just buying it. Also some other expensive pieces of standard (take that as you will) SAM equip that you may want to look up are: Sniper rings (x2), Haurbegoden(sp?) and Haurberk (sp again). Good luck.
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#56 Dec 23 2004 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Samurai can't wear hauberk ; ;
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#57 Jan 01 2005 at 8:58 PM Rating: Default
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hi , im a real newb ( i have ff11 in my room but dont have my modem so i nerver played ) i have in mind to be an elvaan samurai but what is the better job for elvaan??
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#58 Jan 11 2005 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
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There isn't a better job for Elvaan. Nor is there a worse. It depends on what you want to do in a party. Do you want to be the guy calling the shots, learning the ins and outs of the battle system and organizing the parties damage? Go with samurai. Do you like seeing big, pretty numbers fly up when you hit something? Go with ranger. Just want to bash the crap out of stuff? Go with monk. There's a LOT of different job choices for any player, and I recommend that you look fully into each of them.
Also, don't set your mind on samurai right off the bat. This job is HARD to play right. You have to have a lot of technical knowledge of the game to play it correctly, and if you don't put in the time to research and practice, you tend to suck. You have 30+ levels to gain before you finally make up your mind, so take some time and figure out what you really love doing in a party.
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#59 Jan 17 2005 at 6:13 PM Rating: Default
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Hello, I am a level 42 Samurai/ Warrior on Bismarck server.
I have noticed that the gear parties sometimes expect you to have, such as Sniper's Rings, and Ochioudo's Kote, are very expensive, and I really do no have that kind of gil.
I want to be a good Samurai, and not go out of a party with everyone thinking
"Wow that person's gear sucked", or "What a noob, they don't have good gear", etc.
Recently I have taken up mining, and am making a decent amount of money, but not enough to buy things such as the Ochioudo's Kote, or a pair of Sniper's rings.

My question is:
Can I be a good Samurai without having all the "Uber" gear?

#60 Jan 18 2005 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
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You can be a very good samurai without uber gear. Uber gear is just for maxing out the tools you have to work with. Better gear =/= better player, though. You can have Ochiudo's Kote, Jujitsu Gi, Sniper's Rings, Emperor's Hairpin, and everything else, and STILL use meditate incorrectly.
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#61 Jan 27 2005 at 6:51 AM Rating: Default
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Here goes my experience as Sam/War & Sam/Rng.
As Sam/War, u'll have way better dmg then sam/rng, IF you are a mellee only samurai. If you have good archery, however, using updated arrows and bows that dmg will be balanced as sam/rng. Yet, the big point of the sam is not his dmg, is his tp building rate and capacity to SC with any other mellee at any point of the fight. Fot that, you need higher accuracy, which can be obtained by a lvl 10 & 30 rng's job trait. Sam/thf will give you a Dex boost, but that combo isn't nearly as effective as the 2 mentioned b4. Personally, i would say that sam/rng is by far the best combo possible for sam. Some ppl like dealing dmg rater then setting SC tho, and they'll go for sam/war. Now remember. if you forget what Sam is really good for, pt leaders will invite the drk rather the you :D
#62 Jan 30 2005 at 2:07 AM Rating: Default
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i Started Sam and fell in love with it. For sub i a, still wondering about. I did Drg which i got laught at. Question thats hits me is a drg gets acc up job trait, does that mean they natrualy have a better acc so its gives Acc up if it is subed? Other reason i sub Drg was for the extra atttack from the job trait and Jump.
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#63 Feb 02 2005 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't ever sub /DRG for anything serious like EXP parties. There really is nothing better for us than /WAR and /THF.
#64 Feb 12 2005 at 6:16 AM Rating: Default
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woa, this rocked.

congrats with a neat guide!

im planning to be a sam, so this will be really helpfull.

im a complete newb !

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#65 Feb 17 2005 at 3:06 AM Rating: Decent
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syphervalefor wrote:

A ranger at level 60 will have about +50 to +60 ranged accuracy, and 3 accuracy Up traits (possibly +10 rng acc each) and have access to the same abilities, namely sharpshot. I have seen said rangers miss sidewinder at 300% with sharpshot up.

The only reason you sub ranger in parties:

More damage when pulling
Accuracy bonus I
Accuracy bonus II
Sharpshot- allows you to switch off to ranged attacks for a short bit, gain more TP and do significantly more damage.

Well as a sam/rng for pretty much all my sam career pre HNM, I can say, that once I hit 57 and got sidewinder, I chose not to xp without my brd if I could help it. prelude is a sam/rng best friend as well as agi etude's. my hit ratio at 75 is about 80% or higher at 100 tp. The main reason I dont use it, is that it doest really tp well, but it is good to have when you want to either a) grab hate fast when the tank dies, and you want to save your mages, or b) deliver a few quick finishing blows in the same case. In the second case, I would always recommend doing a barrage/sharpshot to prepare, sidewinder>ranged attack(which should end up around 100 tp again if done well)>sidewinder>mdeitate(possibly switching the last two if you have af helm and even af2 gloves)>sidewinder>?possible last one if you used af2 gloves.
#66 Mar 14 2005 at 5:23 PM Rating: Default
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Very Nice Post i,m Glad to know some of the Info...

Well to comment.. on MAges... SUBs... They are Needed..
I always use WHM sub.. for Mission.. or Quest i,m helping with One for Raise & other for Sneak & invisble...

I wish i had Lved my BLM but just haven,t gotten around to it since i Main Farm & wait & pray for Invite with Flag UP^^

I,m a Lv 57 SAM Sub a Lv 40 Rng i Use for BCNM40

& i Love SUBbing Rng..

Though i have been Removed.. from a PT for not Doing enough Damge Even though i Still Completed the SCs
As my JOb requires me to do...

But i enjoyed your Post.. & thank you kindly...

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#67 Mar 19 2005 at 1:12 PM Rating: Default
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All I can say is this to SAMs, get a fricking RNG everytime!

When I did RNG, I found SAM to be my most favorite friend in the world. The TP buildup and weapon skills of the 2 jobs complement each other so well that the damage is unbeliveable.

Best way to put it, SAMs make RNGs look even better, and RNGs make SAMs look like the best DDs in the game, lol.
#68 Mar 24 2005 at 4:59 PM Rating: Default
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Great Post, Rate Up
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#69 Mar 25 2005 at 11:26 AM Rating: Default
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I just cant understand those skillchain charts. There is just arrows evrywhere. I need help on using the charts.

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#70 Mar 25 2005 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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Though, used often in HNM battles, as the only weapon skill that can do any major amount of damage is Spirits Within.

I know that statement was made in regard to sam/nin combo and by no means am I attempting to punch holes in your guide...I just wanted to clarify that spirits is not the only ws that does major damage on HNM's or GHNM's for that matter.

On Ada/Aspid yes, in my opinion spirits > all. But on other's SATA Gekko or Kasha for me personally does way more damage than my spirits ever did. For Kirin I do sam/rng because sidewinder does effective damage.

The reason I found this important to state is that my very first sky/hnm ls believed that Spirits Within > All. This left me (in alot of cases) standing to the side swapped in once tp reached 300 to do spirits only then disband and wait to do it again. Imagine lvling a job to 75 to feel as though thats your only end game function. So again just wanted to point out that with other subs..end game...there are other ws you can do that deal greater damage than spirits on HNM and GHNM.
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#71 Apr 21 2005 at 4:47 AM Rating: Default
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I am useing my BST as sub what is your take on that.
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#72 Apr 21 2005 at 2:11 PM Rating: Default
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first post, a friend told me about this, very nice guide i'll be sure to look it up if i've got any questions Rate Up
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#73 Apr 26 2005 at 10:33 AM Rating: Default
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very nice thread but 2 things concern me.

1) sam is never boring ever. ive had to save parties as an emergency tank. killed mobs that were too strong all by myself. in other words theyre far from uninteresting.

2) sam are just as good a DD as any other job. for instance a mnk, which we all know rock, hits lets say 30 dmg per hit and they do it more consistantly. but sam is hitting over 150 fairly consistantly. to me that makes sam just as good a DD. then add in Tp rate, skillchain ability, meditate, and broad weapon use. cant be reckoned with.

but i digress. all jobs given the player are very affective at what they do.

again i compliment you. very nice work.
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#74 May 06 2005 at 12:52 AM Rating: Default
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well i have scowerd he net nd im looking for an equip guide...can someone help?
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#75 May 09 2005 at 3:47 PM Rating: Default
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youre in the right place.
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#76 May 12 2005 at 1:23 PM Rating: Default
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