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#352 Nov 20 2010 at 2:31 PM Rating: Good
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Congrats!

I got lucky two days ago and pulled out Belenos Mantle and sweet Dark Rings on the same trip to Konschtat. PDT-5%/MDT-6%, PDT-6/MDT-4%.

Killed Lieje BLM/WHM + BLM/RDM. Killed a few other things that way too. Manawall is awesome.
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#353 Dec 06 2010 at 10:27 AM Rating: Good
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I didnt want to create a new thread but my latest attempt was a failure.

I just tried to solo Roc, i was amazed he was up and unclaimed.

I dont really know much about Roc having never fought him before (or seen him before) so i ate Carbonara and popped fan dance, and just started to wail away at him in full EVA gear...

I got him to roughly 50% pretty fast, in about 6 minutes or so... i was really surprised, but then he used benediction and recovered 17000 HP !! i didnt know he was gonna do this lol...

So i thought to myself, no problem and i started again... so i get him down to 50% again and he starts evading more... starts hitting more... i could sense the start of a rage... but i had only been on him for 15 mins tops... i thought he raged at 30 mins?

Anyway, i started treading water, before when i was being hit for 90 i am now being hit for 200... 220... 240... 290!! gradually he was beating me down and i knew i wasnt going to win with the tactics i had chosen.

So i found a safe place to die, and then i decided to take it on the chin... Roc 1, me 0.

So i AFK and rest up for 15 mins waiting for a freind to log on to help me (which makes me feel inferior) and then i notice a PLD soloing ROC... and ROC was at 2%... i REALLY felt inferior now... i just ran back to Jueno and sort of wept in a corner...

Whatever i tried just didnt work, i had no problem surviving until the apparent rage... i even thought my DD outpuit was ok... but clearly it was not...

I am fully merited, and i failed...

So my most recent accomplishment as a Dancer was to let myself down, and i am embarresed about it...

If anyone has solod him on DNC (and i am sure theres lots of you that have) then maybe if you let me know what your tactics were?

My evade and out last Roc method just didnt cut it... i died with him at 25%...

He smacked me all over Sauremuge towards the end of the fight, upwards of 300 per hit... and it hurt.

#354 Dec 11 2010 at 3:27 PM Rating: Good
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Got my Oa4 parazonium +2 done last nite. Don't know the distribution of the +4 attacks yet since I've mostly been in abyssea using AO. Once I start farming geodes for my other daggers I'll probably parse it.
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#355 Dec 12 2010 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Got DNC AF3 hands +1 last night. I haven't tested the skillchain bonus yet (nothing has enough HP in the zones I've been in), but the reverse flourish bonus seems to follow:
1 Finishing - +1
2 Finishing - +2
3 Finishing - +4
4 Finishing - +8
5 Finishing - +12

Edited, Dec 12th 2010 9:05am by Byrthnoth
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#356 Jan 02 2011 at 4:46 PM Rating: Good
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Been away for a couple of weeks but finally back in full force:

Finished all my +2 daggers
Atheling Mantle
Charis bangles +1
2 Body seals and 2 jewels for +2 body farmed

Hoping to finish full AF3+2 before next update....lets see how that goes lol...
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#357 Jan 03 2011 at 5:23 AM Rating: Good
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On christmas day i got my 10th body seal for the +1 body, and on new years eve i got my 8th hands seal for the +1 hands (i targetted the body before the hands).

And on 2nd January i finished my OA 2-4x dagger.

#358 Jan 03 2011 at 11:39 AM Rating: Good
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For those of you with the OA2-4, what is the proc rate like? I'm becoming disillusioned with the OA2-4 path in general, and seriously contemplating dropping it and making a DA dagger instead. The main thing that stops me is freaking Peistes and Black Triple Stars, neither of which I ever want to kill again.
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#359 Jan 03 2011 at 12:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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I keep forgetting to get some numbers on it, will try to have some this week. Eye balling i would say it has the same distribution for 1-3 hits with 4 hits being around 10-15%.

It kinda loses luster now that there is more DA/TA gear and atmas...but i stick with mine cause ive already made it and want to get some use out of it lol...
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#360 Jan 03 2011 at 12:43 PM Rating: Good
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I'm 75 Orthrus Claws (the entire stage) and a few VNMs from a 90 Twashtar, and looking at offhands. The STP Fusetto +2 likely gives better TP/second than the OA2-4.

I feel kind of fortunate that I'm doing Orthrus. It'll cost about 200k/popset, but I can get DNC body seals and body +2 items, his mantle, and he has a good drop rate on claws / is really weak. If I cap out on bodies and get tired of killing his Tier 1 NM, I can always gold-chest farm the zone and kill Bennu too. If winter vacation had been about 4 days longer, I'd have a 90 Twashtar by now I think.
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#361 Jan 03 2011 at 3:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah i got lucky and met an awesome drg who dual boxes orthrus and all the pops up to him. He handed me the mantle, seals, and jewels and said he would get me again when he goes to farm next time...kinda sad that i made more progress on my af3 with him alone compared to farming with my entire LS =P
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#362 Jan 03 2011 at 10:53 PM Rating: Good
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6 good players can kill anything in Abyssea without a Brew. If your linkshell uses more than 6 and you could be one of the 6, then you're wasting time gearing people who aren't contributing equally. It's hard finding 4-5 friends who want to be on and play all the time though.
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#363 Jan 04 2011 at 1:18 PM Rating: Good
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Charis Tiara +2 get! It's the easiest piece to get, but whatever. It's my second DNC +2 item now.
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#364 Jan 05 2011 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Really late to the party on this one and not super impressive, but Charis Necklace <mine>!

Went 1/22 on Khalamari solo even after proc'ing blue three times.

Edited, Jan 5th 2011 10:46am by ArvinSloane
#365 Jan 07 2011 at 7:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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Twashtar(85) obtained! And I've got my foot jammed in the door for Orthus with 4/75 claws. The long path continues ...

The good news is that I can now officially dispense cake with my cake dagger.


Edited, Jan 7th 2011 5:47am by Kuuhalee
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#366 Jan 07 2011 at 8:47 AM Rating: Good
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Heh, me too. Orthrus shouldn't be that bad, I think. He's a very easy monster. The only stumbling block is Tiger King's Hide.
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#367 Jan 09 2011 at 3:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Just did a small-ish parse on the OA4 dagger (~2500 attack rounds) and came up with the following:

2549 attack rounds (no DA or TA gear on of course, single wielded dagger with 6% slow so Kparser would read it a bit better)

1 hit: 47.1%
2 hits: 24.75%
3 hits 15.66%
4 hits: 12.49%

Of course, Kparser has a rep of not counting additional attacks right since it tends to group them together when you have consecutive procs, but I think this gives a decent picture of the spread.


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#368 Jan 14 2011 at 7:43 AM Rating: Good
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Twashtar(90) obtained! Now with more cake serving.

A big thank you to the Brother Wolf atma, two fire Carols and Barfira eliminating almost all damage from Orthus. I spent a little more than I was hoping and the final bill came out to about 4 million gil for the hides (each going for about 200,000 gil). Thankfully, we managed to perfect our hide farming from gold boxes near the end, which did save me some money.
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#369 Jan 14 2011 at 7:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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The game (or possibly the whole world) will probably end tomorrow seeing as though everything in the world was keeping me from this accomplishment...



Razed Ruins: O

Yes, I know, very very late in getting this, but gdi feels good to not be so gimp in abyssea anymore...
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#370 Jan 15 2011 at 9:38 PM Rating: Good
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I also got Twash (90) yesterday. I think I only ended up losing about 2mil on the Cerb stage between hides and bought claws. My WHM friends would be glad to never cast Paralyna again though. Towards the end I hit upon the idea of trading people mantles for sets, which got me a good supply of proccers and sets at no real cost to me.

My next big R/Ex goals are:
1) Epona's (missed this when my group spammed Rani)
2) AF3+2 hands (going to end up brewing fake-Vrtra)
3) Several items from Ule Conflux #7 (Utsu neck, Aqua belt, Phurba, Torero Torque)
4) Temperance Torque and Denali Wristbands are both eternal wants from outdated content.
5) Aias Bonnet. DNC's WS head options are depressing.
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#371 Jan 16 2011 at 1:09 AM Rating: Good
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Byrthnoth wrote:
I also got Twash (90) yesterday. I think I only ended up losing about 2mil on the Cerb stage between hides and bought claws. My WHM friends would be glad to never cast Paralyna again though. Towards the end I hit upon the idea of trading people mantles for sets, which got me a good supply of proccers and sets at no real cost to me.

My next big R/Ex goals are:
1) Epona's (missed this when my group spammed Rani)
2) AF3+2 hands (going to end up brewing fake-Vrtra)
3) Several items from Ule Conflux #7 (Utsu neck, Aqua belt, Phurba, Torero Torque)
4) Temperance Torque and Denali Wristbands are both eternal wants from outdated content.
5) Aias Bonnet. DNC's WS head options are depressing.


Congratulations on Twashtar(90)! It feels good to be finished ... if only for a few more months.

Also, wouldn't getting a Shadow Belt and Shadow Gorget cover both Evisceration and Rudra's Storm? That would keep the need for having two gorgets and two belts on you all the time. I wish you good luck on getting the Torero Torque ... in my experiences that NM is in the extremes of not fun. It is a very nice piece, though.
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#372 Jan 16 2011 at 5:37 AM Rating: Good
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Nice Kalisa

Any idea what this would make the daggers DPS based on your parse?


Recent thing i got was a Meridian ring (HP +90).


Since i last posted, i have also solod Ovni very easily numerous times, no haste belt drop yet.

Edited, Jan 16th 2011 6:38am by Danseurfabuleux
#373 Jan 16 2011 at 8:10 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah . . . well, maybe until June. Legend has it that there won't be a level cap raise in the next update, so maybe no more trials.

Also, some day I may go with Shadow Gorget/belt for inventory reasons, but the other job I go out on a lot is WAR and Aqua Gorget/belt cover Raging Rush. My plan for Panktokrator is basically to TH it and brew it... probably AoE'ly so I can hit the T3 VNM and Apedemak with the same brew.

Conflux 7 Strategy:
1) Pop Apedemak on WAR, Blue him, TH him, have someone tank him.
2) Thief comes with me and pop Panktokrator. Tanks it while feeding a minimum of TP. Don't even try to proc Blue.
3) I go pull the T3 VNM.
4) When I get to camp, everyone pulls the monsters on top of each other and I pop a brew with dagger, Aeolian Edging them all to death.

After that I can go engage Conflux 7 or something to try and preserve my brew if we want to kill another Apedemak or Panktokrator or something, but basically this gives me one shot at three NMs with one brew, two with TH and one with Blue. All three NMs are pains in the ***, so I'm willing to toss a brew in there just to avoid the pain. I want the 100% drop off the T3 and Apademak, the blue drop off Apademak, and the TH-dependent drop off Panktokrator, so this is convenient. I bet I could do it with WHM, PLD, BLM, THF, WAR.

Torero Torque is a priority for at least two people in the group I go with, so I bet we end up doing this at least twice.
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#374 Feb 20 2011 at 9:35 PM Rating: Good
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Very looong but very productive day today.

Got my last abyssea boss done which of course gave me Shinryu access.

A few hrs and 2 brews later....got belt, dagger, torque, and atma.

Then turned around and sold my speed belt (as much as I hated to let it go for certain reasons, figured it would be impossible to sell it for full price so just took first offer).


So yeah....good day today ^^
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#375 Feb 21 2011 at 8:10 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah... I dumped mine for about 9mil when I got the other three haste belts.

Recent accomplishments:
* Finished my AF3+2
* 90 Twashtar
* Worked on my Waltz build a little (Phurba, new CHR ring)
* Got random items (the Utsu necklace, elemental belts, Cuchulain's belt, etc.)
* Leveled my mule's clothcraft to 98. Hooray for Foulard.

My remaining list of non-buyable things I want for Dancer:
* Waltz+4% Dance Shoes (no luck, 2% so far)
* Temperance Torque for Waltz
* Denali hands/legs for MDT and Aeolian Edge respectively
* Moonshade earring (TP Bonus+25, Atk+4)
* Furin Obi for Aeolian Edge on Windsday
* Crit +3 Wivre Gorget (somehow I only got +2 out of 50 Glavoid shells)

For bought things:
* I'd like to play around with an Alcd. Harness +1, but odds are good I wouldn't keep it long
* Fugacity mantle is probably our best evasion option, but I can't bring myself to spend that much gil for Evasion+2.
* Maybe a Goblin Cracker.
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#376 Feb 21 2011 at 8:40 AM Rating: Good
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Finished my 85 Twashtar on Saturday afternoon. Was sitting at 47/50 and took 3 pops to finish it. First two only dropped one scale, even getting yellow proc and TH to 9 on both. Just wanted to mess with me before getting my last scale.
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