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#352 May 19 2007 at 6:17 PM Rating: Good
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FINALLY made my gear sets in alla profile but emocry alla doesnt have alky bracers or rutter boots listed
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#353 May 21 2007 at 6:31 AM Rating: Good
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Man, you have a lot of gear. Can't match half of that stuff. Anyway, yeah, Myriads is a really cool person. We have lots of talks when he's on, and we merit on Imps from time to time.
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#354 May 24 2007 at 7:08 AM Rating: Good
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Cripes...it's been so long since I've leveled BLU (BLU 53) that I'm not sure if I can remember it. Well, here goes.

Assume that spell is being learnt at or around level it can be learned unless otherwise noted.

Difficulty Rating(DR) 1-10.
1 being the easiest and 10 being a right pain in the ****.

Sandspin: West/East Ronfaure. DR = 6
I gave it a 6 because the worms tend to use everything else BUT Sandspin.

Foot Kick: West/East Ronfaure. DR = 1

Pollen: West/East Sarutabaruta. DR = 4
The bees had a tendency to use Sharp Sting and Final Sting alot.

Power Attack: West/East Ronfaure. DR = 1

Sprout Smack: North/South Gustaberg. DR = 2
I gave it a 2 because I hate Gustaberg. >.>

Wild Oats: West/East Sarutabaruta. DR = 1

Metallic Body: West/East Sarutabaruta. DR = 3.
Took a few tries before I learned it.

Cocoon: West/East Sarutabaruta. DR = 8.
The poison move...Considering I was too cheap to buy antidotes...I don't wanna talk about it. >.>

Queasyshroom: West/East Ronfaure. DR = 8.
See above. Only...this time I was HOPING for the poison move. >.>

Battle Dance: West/East Ronfaure. DR = 1.

Head ****: North/South Gustaberg. DR = 1.
Still hate Gustaberg. I feel bad for you Bastokans.

Feather Storm: Giddeus. DR = 5.
This one seemed to give me and Xerog (miss you, buddy) trouble. The Yags seemed to rarely use it and when they did, we didn't see that golden text after. ;_;

Helldive: West/East Sarutabaruta. DR = 1.

Healing Breeze: Tahrongi Canyon. DR = 10.
Took me a couple of freaking WEEKS to learn.
Mainly because the Dhalmels loved stomping on me, staring (SILENCE), and whistling.

Sheep Song: West/East Ronfaure. DR = 1.

Bludgeon: Outer Horutoto Ruins. DR = 8.
I saw DealOut so many times it wasn't funny.

Cursed Sphere: Valkurm Dunes. DR = 1.

Blastbomb: (Fort?) Ghelsba (Outpost?). DR = 1.

Blood Drain: Valkurm Dunes. DR = 1.

Claw Cyclone: Jugner Forest. DR = 4.
Had a LVL 40+ WHM helping me out. (Thanks, Melisel!)

Posion Breath: Gusgen Mines. DR =1.

Soporific: Carpenter's Landing. DR = 2.
Had a LVL 40+ WHM helping me out. (Thanks, Melisel!)

Screwdriver: Jugner Forest. DR = 1.

Bomb Toss: Yhoator Jungle. DR = 3.
Learned it in a party after Head **** missed. >.>

Grand Slam: Qufim Isle. DR = 1.

Wild Carrot: Bibiki Bay. DR = 1.
I was around LVL 45+...I think.

Sound Blast: Meriphataud Mountains. DR = 9.
1: Those SOB's spawn area is annoying to get to. 2: They like to silence you.
3: It took a few tries. 4: I made the mistake of attacking the cockatrice NM.

Chaotic Eye: Meriphataud Mountains. DR = 6.
Chaotic Eye itself is silence. TURN AROUND. They can use a strong paralyze.

Death Ray: Ranguemont Pass. DR = 4.
Was in my first BLU learning party.

Smite Of Rage: Qufim Isle. DR = 3.
Nearly bought the farm fighting a weapon. A kind high-level WHM threw me a Cure VI. Learned spell afterwards.

Digest: Inner Horutoto Ruins. DR = 1.

Pinecone Bomb: Jugner Forest. DR = 7.
Only a couple of spawns and they were strong enough to kick my **** if I wasn't careful. ANOTHER problem is these guys tend to be farmed by rude high-levels for thier Mistletoe.

Jet Stream: Qufim Isle. DR = 1.

Uppercut: Pashow Marshlands. DR = 3.
Goobues here tend to be farmed.

Blank Gaze: Yhoator Jungle. DR = 1.
I was around 45+.

Mysterious Light: Lower Delkfutt's Tower. DR = 2.
Learned as part of a BLU learning party.

Terror Touch: Gusgen Mines. DR = 1.

Venom Shell: Purgonorgo Isle(I think that's what it's called.) DR = 7.
I had a high-level RDM friend of mine help.
(Sorry we didn't get any of those shells for you, Cleaver. ;_;)

MP Drainkiss: Jugner Forest. DR = 1.

Mandibular Bite: Attowha Chasm. DR = 4.
Tried soloing it first. Later dragged a LVL 75 MNK friend of mine.
(Thanks, Virothix!)

Blitzstrahl: Lower Delkfutt's Tower. DR = 3.
Learned as part of a BLU-learning party.

Stinking Gas: Phomiuna Aqueducts. DR = 4.
The Doomed in question was on a 15 minute timer, was only one of it's kind, I nearly died a few times (I was by myself.) and it was in a capped zone.

Magnetite Cloud: Altepa Desert. DR = 6.
I had my NPC out helping me by healing me. Antican silence SUCKS.

Geist Wall: Bibiki Bay. DR = 1.
WARNING. The Eft NM there will kill you.

Awful Eye: Lufaise Meadows. DR = 3.
The Bugards aren't TOO bad. Just don't go too far.

Sickle Slash: Korolloka (Sp?) Tunnel. DR = 1.

Blood Saber: Gusgen Mines. DR = 1.

Refueling: Mt. Zhaoyolm(sp?)(I think) The place where you fight Eruca. DR = 6. I asked my high-level MNK friend and he dragged some of his LS mates along for the ride. (Thanks, Virothix!)

Jettatura: Riverne (the 40 cap one). DR = 8.
Tried duoing with a WHM in the 50 cap Riverne. No dice. Went to 40 cap one with a NIN who sucesfully tanked them for me. (Thanks, Whitelightning!)

Frightful Roar: Uleguerand Range. DR = 10.
My high-level MNK friend to the rescue. XD He tanked them as MNK/NIN and I went as BLU/WHM to heal him. Unluckily, he got hit with Mortal Ray midcast of Utsu.
Naturally, after he died, the Taur came after me. I learned it but I think I stayed to help him farm them for a bit afterwards. That's when we died. It's hard to remember.

Ice Break: Beaucedine Glacier. DR = 4.
Stun the self-destruct move. I REPEAT, STUN THE SELF-DESTRUCT MOVE.

Self-Destruct: Gusgen Mines. DR = 3.
I just was unlucky, really. It took a couple of hours to learn.

Filamented Hold: Uncapped Pso'Xja. DR = 2.
My high-level MNK friend helped me out again.

Cold Wave: Uncapped Pso'Xja. DR = 4.
I had a high-level RDM friend of mine help me out. (Thanks, Havah!)
Stun the SD move. To avoid damage and to give you more of a chance to learn CW.

From this point forward I was around LVL 48-54.
I hit LVL 54, learned the LVL 58 spells and deleveled. Fun. (>.>)b

Hecatomb Wave: Xarcabard. DR = 3.
At first, my MNK friend tried to help, and I died and HPd. A little later on, I went along with a higher level BLU (I can't recall who he was. ;_;) and along the way I learned HW.

Radiant Breath: Bhaflau Thickets. DR = 10.
Ah, how I hated this spell. I still do. With a passion. At first, I tried to solo the wyverns in the 50 cap Riverne. Barely dented it's HP. So I started shouting for help. There were 2 people who were killing the wyverns there and they flat out refused me when I asked if I could join up with them. I later found out that they were hunting an NM. They were still rude. You know who you are. >.> Me and a WHM tried duoing them and we got wiped out. I gave up for a while and later on, my MNK friend took me to Labyrinth Of Onzozo to learn off the wyverns in there. The spawn rate sucked and he wound up taking me and a few of his LSmates to B. Thickets. Once there, we killed Skoffins. After an hour or so, I learned Radiant Breath. (THANK YOU VERY MUCH GUYS!) As a side note, the EXP/Merit party that was there saw that if our gimpy little party can deal with Skoffins, so could they. lol XD

Feather Barrier: Altepa Desert/Riverne. I can't remember which one. DR = 4.
In either situation, I had help and they hit hard. Prolly best learned in a BLU party.

Flying Hip Press: Oldton Movalpolos. DR = 1.

Light Of Penance: Yhoator Jungle. DR = 7.
Just bring along an RR earring or something, watch your HPs, and DON'T go in there with Tonberry Hate.

Magic Fruit: Yhoator Jungle. DR = 3.
The monkeys...(Opo-opos, sorry) tended to have self-preservation last on thier list of priorities. >.>

...and I'm LVLing THF and NIN before I lvl BLU anymore. Will update later.

EDITED for a mistake. Credited the wrong RDM. XD

UPDATE July 1, 2007:

Death Scissors: Altepa Desert. DR = 2.
I was having trouble learning it and I wanted it badly. (I get popped for 400+ from an EP with it!) Hit 56, put my AF Hands on...learned it second try.

Dimensional Death: The Eldieme Necropolis. DR = 5.
Bad luck with this one. Not learning it, just getting it in general. The Shadows were DC to me at the time but I could take it with minimal problems.
I forgot one thing, though. Undead have nightmarishly long blood aggro range.
So when my HPs dropped to red because of a well timed Dimensional Death...I had 2 wolves and another Shadow on me near instantly. >< I knew I was gonna die so I spammed every spell I had, killed the Shadow, learned Dimensional Death...and died seconds later. :X

Eyes On Me: Beaucedine Glacier. DR = 3.
The Bat Eyes are less of a risk than the Eyes in Xarcabard. Just keep your HPs up because Eyes On Me hurts. Even from an EP. ><

Bad Breath: Rolanberry Fields. DR = 6.
This spell...I tried learning as soon as I hit 54. No luck. I'd try for a few hours a night each time for a week. Got to 56...and wore my AF Hands. Learned it second time it was used. >.>

Maelstrom: Open Sea Route To Al Zahbi. DR = 5.
The problem with Maelstrom was that most of the Kraken monsters were WAY too weak and died WAY too fast. Needless to say, they used Hard Membrane, the Regen move, the Tentacle move and Whirlwind(?). I took the ride to Zahbi at 57 and a different colored Kraken spawned. I shrugged my shoulders and attacked it anyway. 3rd TP Move in, it used Maelstrom and after I killed it, I learned it.

Feather Tickle: Wajaom Woodlands. I think. DR = 1.
Not much to say here. Hit 58 in an EXP party, put my Jubbah on and learned it at the end of the first fight with it on. >.>

Yawn: Boat Ride to Nashmau. DR = 2.
The App...ap...penguin-knockoffs spawned, I attacked them, they used Yawn. A lot. Got it first fight with them. Was trying for the Imp move...they never used it. Ever. >.>

Currently at 59. If anyone wants to lend a hand with my spells post 61, send me a tell. I'm on Titan and my char's name is Georgis. I'd appreciate any help I can get. Needless to say, I'm not leveling anymore until I'm caught up with my spells. -_-;

Edited, Jul 1st 2007 7:32am by Georgis
#355 May 24 2007 at 8:31 AM Rating: Good
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Nice, very descriptive. Good luck on the rest of your journey. Knocking those two subs out of the way is definitely the way to go.

*waits to welcome you amongst the ranks* ^^

Edited, Jun 14th 2007 4:05pm by Nicest
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#356 Jun 18 2007 at 4:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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I am currently level 57 with capped blue magic skill. I have been killing Young Opos CONSTANTLY for 4 HOURS, and I have seen magic fruit just SIX times. Needless to say, despite learning light of penance first kill, which tonberries spam, I have not learned magic fruit, which Opos barely use. If blu/nin could skillup H2H, I would be capped 20x over by now. Somebody kill me please.
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#357 Jun 19 2007 at 4:16 AM Rating: Good
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Wow, that really sucks to hear. ;;

I know this goes without saying, but, you are using your AF hands as well, right? Just asking because, I know, I've forgotten mine a time or two on mistake.

Well, keep at it, I'm certain you'll get it eventually. I had the same issues, even this late in the game, when I was trying to learn Memento Mori.
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Rise of the Zilart = 5/17/07 Completed
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#358 Jun 19 2007 at 5:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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after 5 hours, I joined a party, got 58, put on my af body, and learnt it from the second monkey. Then I joined another party and got 2k to 60 at a rate of 12k/hr lol. Now, its Death Scissor's turn - 1 hour and counting so far lol.

Atleast I have auto-refresh, af body, and vermillion now.

Edited, Jun 19th 2007 1:13pm by Delekii
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#359 Jun 19 2007 at 7:19 AM Rating: Good
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Nice, {Congratulations!}

Plenty Plenty auto-refresh going now I see. :P

Glad you got that out of the way, and now moving on to bigger and badder spells. They keep getting better and better. ^^
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#360 Jun 29 2007 at 6:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well, my bad luck did not continue. After hitting 63 and getting Rip on the 3rd time I saw it, I soloed to 64, and took out the 75RDM/BLU I have access to to do some spell hunting.

1/1 Sandspray (the lone qiqirn in halvung entrance)
1/1 Enervation (1st troll outside in bhaflau)
1/1 Diamondhide (2nd troll outside in bhaflau)
1/1 Fire Spit (1st Mamool next to the mamook entrance)
1/1 Warmup (2nd mamool next to the mamook entrance)

This is all just into 64 without capped Blue Magic for my level. Please god let this luck continue!
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#361 Jul 02 2007 at 4:53 AM Rating: Good
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{Congratulations!}, Good stuff, I hope your lucky streak continues as well. You're in position now as well, to complete your spell list whenever you see fit. Hope you have good times doing so.

Enjoy it while you can. After it's all said and done (if you're anything like me and some of my closest friends), you'll miss it when it's all over. ^^
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Rise of the Zilart = 5/17/07 Completed
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TOAU = 9/15/07 Completed
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#362 Jul 04 2007 at 4:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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Nicest wrote:
At first, it was taking me a while to learn these spells. So, I switched to an old method I used to use. I ended up doing the "beat down to a sliver of life, then just wait for the move. AS SOON as the move is used on you, kill instantly" method, and learned both moves 1/1 doing so, o.0. Don't know if that made a difference, but it certainly worked.

Edited, Jun 15th 2007 1:00pm by Nicest


I'm not sure if i accidentally skipped over something in your post, but I don't remember a different method being mentioned. If theres anything that seems to work faster than that, please, do tell <_<;

Aside from that, this is a really good reference guide. I got so worried when I didn't learn my spells by level 3, only to see that most blu learn them at around level 5+. Thanks a bunch :D
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#363 Jul 06 2007 at 11:32 AM Rating: Good
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The other method I was talking about Miiake, was just the standard try to last as long as possible way. Mob still has plenty of life left and all. For whatever reason (this is not fact, it's my opinion), I tended to learn spells much faster, when I killed the mob closer to when it used the move I needed. Each time was a coincedence I'm sure, but, it still happened for me that way nonetheless.

It "seemed" like, when I tried to fight monsters in a standard way, if they used the move, then I killed it a while later (just meaning not close to usage), I "tended" to not learn the moves more often. Hunts where I killed the mob shortly (like within the next 5-10seconds or so) after usage, I learned within 1-5 tries max. Of course that didn't happen "every" single time, but, a lot more often than not. It's just my style, and I continue to believe that.

Best of luck on your hunts, and thanks for the compliment. I currently have a friend who's working on an EXCELLENT Blu spell guide, that I can't wait to have previledge to have linked to my thread. Once he's done, and wants to release it to the public, please be sure to take a look at it. I'm sure it well help you more than you could imagine. If not, feel free to use my thread in conjuction with his, to help you learn every spell you need, at the time you need it. That's what my thread is all about (on-time spell learning).

I'll keep track if you post each time. I watch my thread closely. ^^
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Rise of the Zilart = 5/17/07 Completed
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#364 Jul 10 2007 at 4:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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honestly can't say it feels like when a mob uses a move in a fight made any kind of difference. for ones I could solo I'd always whittle down to like 15% hp and turn around and spam dia on them to do 1-2 damage while letting them wail on me. when they finally do it, if at all, i still wouldn't learn. had plenty of others where they ws'd early on and i got the skill at the end of the fight. i think its just dumb luck once your blu skill is in range.
#365 Jul 10 2007 at 12:16 PM Rating: Good
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I totally agree with you. It's just the syle I used, because it "seemed" to yield better results. That's why I always quote "seemed," because I don't want people to misunderstand me, and think I'm saying it's law or anything.
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#366 Jul 10 2007 at 6:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hello folks,

Nicest mentioned that I was working on a Blue Magic Spell Guide. I have been!

You can find it here: http://70.85.147.102/blu/BLUMain.html

I want to thank Nicest, who is on Phoenix like me, for all his support as I worked on this, and the info he's gotten people to gather here in this thread.

I hope that it helps everyone in when they go off on spell hunts.

Nicest, please feel free to link the site in your OP in the thread. I would be honored.

Myriads

Edited, Jul 30th 2007 2:31am by Myriads
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#367 Jul 12 2007 at 6:00 AM Rating: Good
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Woohoo! Definitely! I've "been" waiting to link this thread to the original OP. Guys, anyone who reads this, please please please take my word for it. Myriads contribution to the Blu community, is an outstanding one.

If you are leveling Blu and looking for information on Blu spells, in FULL FULL FULL detail, Myriads's guide is where you want to be.

/kneel Myriads, {Congratulations!} on an outstanding piece of work. ^^
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#368 Jul 24 2007 at 5:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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Level 30 and ... 0/89 for wild carrot as I type.

EDIT: I hit submit, and the dam rabbit used it and I got it.

Edited, Jul 24th 2007 8:51pm by NoOneLeft
#369 Jul 25 2007 at 4:08 AM Rating: Good
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Lmao, {Congratulations!}

Hence why I put my friend Ulicia's suggestion in there. Sometimes, it really dos work.....lmao, pure comedy!
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Rise of the Zilart = 5/17/07 Completed
Chains of Promathia = 2/7/06 Completed
TOAU = 9/15/07 Completed
Rdm: http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?30648
Nin: http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?16117
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#370 Jul 27 2007 at 6:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hello, I just have a few questions on Body Slam.

At the moment, I'm a lvl 62 blu. I've been at this lvl for awhile... I know I'm weird, but I don't want to lvl until I get Body Slam lol.

I've been taking your advice, trying to find 3 75 smn to kite the Dahaks. Here's where I'm a bit confused:
1) First off, I was wondering if 2 smn could do this? I've found 2 lvl 75 smn friends, and I can't seem to find a 3rd. =/ Would going with 2 be too dangerous?
2) What avatars would the smn use? Carbuncle, Fenrir, Avatar of the day?
3) I'm sort of lost as to how they would kill the Dahak. Send avatars at it one after the other, and fight the dragon head on?
4) Where do you fight? Near where you first zone in, or by the wamouras?

Sorry, I just want to be fully prepared for when I take on a Dahak! =)
Thank you for any and all replies.

Edit: A 75 rdm friend just told me she'd help bind/gravity/sleep/refresh. Would that change anything?

Edited, Jul 29th 2007 9:55pm by Jordaann
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#371 Jul 29 2007 at 10:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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Jordaann,

For your body slam needs: http://70.85.147.102/blu/BodySlam.html

The maps are gonna be missing until the end of the week, but the text will lead you also.

The page shoudl cover your questions. :-)

Myriads
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#372 Jul 30 2007 at 5:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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Sorry for the late replay Jordann, but, I'm not usually on the forums during the weekends, but, if you havn't gotten it yet, here goes....

Truth be told, 1 Smn "can" solo it. For a long time, we only had one Smn. By himself, he got it down to about 7% or so. So, just making a few adjustments here and there, and he could've won no problem (long fights though). That being said, I KNOW 2 Smns could do it also. 3 (in my case) was just a sure fire win, hands down.

Now, for what they did, and where we camped....

We camped right at the zone, when you first come in, by the tunnel. Just in case things got crazy, we could zone if need be. What the Smns did, was call out a avatar, make it attack. Ran FAR out of range, and waited for the avatar to die. Then, when it did, just recasted again (that's why they ran so far away). Rinse and repeat over and over and over again, until it eventually dies. Now, I wasn't just going to stand there, so, I casted anything I could, that would help the fight anyway possible (some of this is covered in the OP, after you scroll down into the description section). Because of my level, none of my physical spells would work, so, I only casted breath spells, or magic "type" spells. Those at least did "something."

By all means, use any enfeebles possible that you can get to land. Another bonus about fighting near the zone, was that, if/when I did get any hate at all, I just zoned for safety. Dahaks use Body Slam A LOT. Just make sure you're back in the zone again by the time it dies. Seeing Body Slam again before it dies, isn't something uncommon at all (at least in my case it wasn't).

Hope that helps. Feel free to ask any more questions you see fit. I'm here all day/week.
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#373 Jul 30 2007 at 7:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Thanks for the replies Nicest and Myriads. They clarified a lot of things, and I'm just about ready to take those dragons.

I have 2 more questions though:
1) What avatars should the summoners use? I'm thinking Fenrir, but maybe another avatar works better against them... I don't know.
2) How much damage do the blood pacts do? Just to plan when to use them for the killing blow.

P.S. - I love the blue mage hunting grounds, I've used it for every spell I get since it came out ^^.
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#374 Jul 30 2007 at 11:10 AM Rating: Good
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If I remember correctly, Carby was the main avatar. Because of the length of the battle, Carby mitts seem to be the answer for MP issues. Don't quote me on that, at the time I got this done, my Smn was only 32 (66 now). Which ever avatar the smns decide to use, just prepare for a lengthy battle.

Also, as far as BPs, use them at your own risk. When the Smns that helped me tried to use BPs, that action alone would be enough to steal hate, and they would take quite a beating sometimes.

For ways you can help if you decide to do so, I'll just repost my experience from the OP....

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Body Slam - That's right, Body Slam. I'm a new proud owner of this spell at level 63 *flexes*, and my friend Ulicia level 67. Okay, here we go. First off, we knew we were going the Smn route. I also advise, whoever can spare it, come /Nin. Body Slam only takes down 2 shadows. If it can be spared, even the Smns can /Nin, and let the Blus heal (if they can trust them that well). Blus can definitely /Nin, thereby assuring there safety while zoning in and out (I'll explain later).....

Plan A, basically involving the Taru Smn (Kamehameha) soloing. That actually was working fine, but, any mistake at all, would prove fatal for the Smn. Lots of risk involved, but doable. Though we never actually killed any going this route, I know it can be done. Several attempts, kept getting it to about 10-15% HP, but, then something would happen and result in our loss, ;;.

Plan B, was pretty much like plan A, but, we had a Rng with us. Since camp is SO close to the zone (When you get to where the Dahaks are, you'll know where we camped, just inside the zone), the Rng decided to spam some Zerg dmg on the mob, then, just head for the zone. This sped the dmg up A LOT (Barrage 576dmg, Slugshot for 550dmg, then zone). Still, in the end, wasn't enough. A little closer this time, but, around 5-10% HP mark, turmoil ensued. Now, time to pull out the big guns. No more messing around now. I call in more Smn reinforcements. Two more show up (Arrode and Chronus). Now, there are 5 of us (The Mnk from earlier, changed to the current Rng we had, who needed to leave now). So now it's (Me 63Blu, Ulicia 67Blu, Kamehameha 75Smn, Arrode 75Smn, and Chronus 75Smn).

Plan C now, Kamehameha informed the other two Smns as what was to come. If you've never been here before, or fought these, you really don't know. It's not just your average shadow dragon fight. The first fight, still resulted in a loss, but, that was just because it was new to everyone, so, didn't know what all to do exactly. Ha ha, but that all changed (experience is sometimes the best teacher). Every fight after that one....OWNED! Those mobs CAN NOT mess with three 75 Smns. Especially good ones (Yeah, that was my shout out to you three, ^^). Now, it was just a matter of time in waiting to learn. I strongly advise Smns to kite kill. Every attempt at using BPs during the fight, proved VERY risky, and dangerous. If you really want to BP, then PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, be very careful. The Smn grabs a lot of hate, just for using a BP, and sometimes proved fatal, or near fatal (Except for finishing blow BPs). Now that the strategy is down pact, here's the Blu's role in all this (Yes, you can help out):

Just be supportive. The Smns can heal themselves, but, they're doing so much as is, it wouldn't hurt to help out. Use the zerg strategy from before. Toss a couple Magic Fruits, and zone if you get hate. You can avoid hate by casting out of range. Also, if you want to do some dmg, after a few experiments, we found some spells that helped and performed well.

(Ulicia, 67Blu)

Frost Breath - Did GREAT dmg when unresisted. Average somewhere around 400-430dmg or so I believe.

1000 Needles - Leave this one alone.

I forget what all her other numbers did, because, eventually, she started casting Frost Breath only, and then healing and zoning with me.

(Nicest, 63Blu)

Mysterious Light - was well rejoiced from the Smns. It stuck every cast with no resists (not saying that it won't get resisted, just saying mine didn't).

Bad Breath - landed once, unresisted for 141dmg. Only around 30-50dmg every time there after. Some debuffs took place as well, although, I can't say which.

1000 Needles - Ummmm, leave that alone. 0% landed.

Magnetite Cloud - I just figured, might as well. It did less dmg than Mysterious Light, but, was still gravity effective.

Radiant Breath - Bascially, another breath spell. Doing dmg anyway possible, so 30-50dmg, meh, I'll take it, ^^.

Poison Breath - Did around 17dmg or so.

So, there you have it. My most recent farming adventure. I had lots of fun, and I'm VERY HAPPY to be amongst the very small community of Blus, with Body Slam pre-75. I'm not an elitist or anything like that, I just like being complete. So, if it's not your cup of tea, don't worry about it (I don't judge people like that). Have fun, and let me know if anyone else comes up with, or has different strategies for defeating the Dahaks in Mount Zhayolm.

Special special thanks, to Ulicia, Kamehameha, Arrode, and Chronus. Thanks for helping me out on such a dangerous task, with nothing but bragging rights (basically), as the reward, /kneel.

Blu OWNS!

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Take what you want from that, and see in what ways you can try to help them out. I know the gravity effects, will be more than useful. In my experience, once we got up to 3 Smns, it was a piece of cake for them, although, they still couldn's stand around and spam BPs though. Just proved too dangerous. They did get them in when they could though.

GL, hope you get to learn it. ^^

Edited, Jul 30th 2007 3:12pm by Nicest
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#375 Jul 30 2007 at 12:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Okay, I read your description and Myriad's body slam page. We're going to try today or tomorrow, with this information. Thanks again.
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#376 Jul 31 2007 at 5:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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You're welcome, and GL!
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