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#2752 Feb 21 2011 at 11:37 PM Rating: Default
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He can be a **** mostly. I've been slept, Asuran'd back to back, para'd out of convert/2 hour, and generally he just does random crap whenever he feels like when you first fight him.
#2753 Feb 22 2011 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Not really. If you just use normal sleep/nuking he's an absolute pushover.
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#2754 Feb 22 2011 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
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providing your dark/enfeebling magic is capped AND you have HQ dark staff....yes he can be a pushover...but if you dont have any of those things expect a @$$whoopin!

edit: plus you are one of the lucky ones....took me 7 tries to beat him. You played the roulette wheel nicely :)

Edited, Feb 22nd 2011 10:50am by Deadus
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#2755 Feb 22 2011 at 9:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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Biggest Maat threat is if he gets Blink off before you get to him to sleep him. From there, it's a matter of resists. Though, the gear of today against the gear of yesteryear has probably simplified things some.
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#2756 Feb 22 2011 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Why would dark magic matter? For that matter, why wouldn't you have your enfeebling magic capped?

Honestly I'm convinced that one of two things happened here.

1. The Random Number Generator gods smiled upon me.

Or...

2. The majority of Red Mages simply suck and have spent the last several years crying because they got beat up for stacking MND and casting Sleep with a light staff equipped.

Seriously, that was one of the easiest fights I've ever had.
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#2757 Feb 22 2011 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Biggest Issue I always had was whether or not he was able to get blink on, and whether or not blink ate a sleep. That is about it. I tried the sleep nuke method and finally just gave in and melee'd him to death. @#%^ that casting sh*t. (of course melee took place after chainspell Aero Spam, but that should be a no brainer.)

Edited, Feb 22nd 2011 11:39am by rdmcandie
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#2758 Feb 22 2011 at 11:47 AM Rating: Good
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cidbahamut wrote:
1. The Random Number Generator gods smiled upon me.


It was pretty much this. I remember suspecting that the reason I failed so many times when I was breaking my own G5 was that I was just a noob, but years later when I helped an LS member who had failed like 20 times by logging onto her account and trying the fight for her (and muling everything non-R/E including HQ Staves, Enfeebling Torque, etc.), the hardest part was that sometimes he'd just flat-out resist Sleep > Sleep II > Bind > Gravity and pound my face in. This is with the absolute best gear possible for those spells at that level. On the other hand, it really doesn't help that most of the really good enfeebling gear in that level range is 72-75, so it's just out of reach for G5.

Sure, he's a joke at 75+, but at 70 the RNG determines quite a bit about the fight.
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#2759 Feb 22 2011 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Random Number God gave you a break, I had Pluto's/AF/capped skill etc. for 70 fight and like Aliek said sometimes he still just flat out resists/Had blink up and is coming your way to deliver knuckle sandwhich a la Asuran Fists.
#2760 Feb 22 2011 at 9:12 PM Rating: Good
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If you use Sprint Shoes you can actually get up fast enough to spot the first spell he casts and I think if it's blink you might be able to actually sleep him before he finishes casting it. I wouldn't know personally as he casted shell on my run, but my sleep landed right after his shell finished casting so I'd imagine that since blink is a much slower spell then shell you might be able to beat it.
#2761 Feb 22 2011 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Ya i don't care what anyone says, he is a douchebag, and wining that fight is 90% luck, 9% preparedness (gear/meds) and 1% skill.
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#2762 Feb 23 2011 at 12:36 AM Rating: Good
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Maat @70:
(this strategy takes advantage of the AI's inability to dispel-spam you, whereas you know to spam it all to ****)

BUFFS:
(while running to circle) Composure, Refresh, Blink, Stoneskin, Aquaveil, Protect IV, Shell IV...
...hold on casting, keep running...
Cast Phalanx, Haste, Regen (try to reach @max casting distance upon finishing those last 3 spells)

DISPELLING:
1.*CLICK-OFF COMPOSURE*
2.Alternate Blind/Paralyze till Maat's Blink is off.
3.Cast Sleep II.
If resisted, cast Gravity>Sleep.
If resisted, cast Bind.
If resisted, cast (priority 1)Blinks>(2)Stoneskins>(3)Cures till recasts are up.
4.When slept, REPOSITION YOURSELF TO MAX CAST DISTANCE
5.Alternate Dispel with (priority 1)Blinks>(2)Stoneskins>(3)Cure>(4)Paralyze>(5)Blind
Repeat steps 3, 4, & 5 whenever Maat wakes up, until every buff of his is dispelled.

NUKING:
1.When Maat is slept, nuke with Aero III @max cast distance.
2.Cast Sleep II.
If resisted, cast Gravity>Sleep.
If resisted, cast Bind.
If resisted, cast (priority 1)Blinks>(2)Stoneskins>(3)Cures till recasts are up.
3.When slept, REPOSITION YOURSELF TO MAX CAST DISTANCE (dispel Shell IV, Regen, and Stoneskin if Maat casts them).
4.Repeat all "nuking" steps till he chainspells.

CHAINSPELL:
Use chainspell when he does. This part is about comfort...
If you feel like you can kill him with chainspell (as in you've already converted),
cast (priority 1)Blink>(2)Stoneskin>(3)Cure>(4)Water III.
Switch to Aero III once the recast for it is up (assuming it was the nuke you triggered his chainspell with).
If you need to convert, need a breather, or you just plain wanna play it safe, don't be afraid to chainspell the **** out of Sleep II (not Sleep).

CONVERTING:
meh I'm done

Edited, Feb 23rd 2011 1:48am by IcookPizza

Edited, Feb 23rd 2011 1:49am by IcookPizza
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#2763 Feb 23 2011 at 6:13 AM Rating: Default
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I didn't have composure when I fought him :( Was so long ago. Main causes of my losses were rushing and panicking - and after convert got para'd staring dumbfounded in disbelief paralyze did something at the absolute worst time. Burned the **** out of Vile Elixers/Hi pots though.

Edited, Feb 23rd 2011 8:16am by Neisan
#2764 Feb 23 2011 at 6:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Nice one Xenith. Seems to work that way until step 3 when he decides **** you, want to sleep me, ill sleep you, then popping his own chainspell, casting a bunch of stupid buffs on himself and a few nukes on you. Then he waltzes in and asurans you in the back of the head, and as you run away he hits you aero III and blows you away like a limp noodle.

However the next time he might just nuke you to death with no asurans. Or he could be real nice and double asuran you early and get it over with quick.

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#2765 Feb 23 2011 at 8:29 AM Rating: Good
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Man, it really sounds like I lucked out with my run.

I just went in, buffed up and then ran in to sleep the old **** before I dispelled the heck out of him. After that it was Sleep II, rest to full MP and begin nuke > sleep > nuke > sleep > nuke > sleep > nuke > sleep > chainspell > nuke x1 > victory.

I tried to work gravity in there once or twice while he was slept but that was the only spell he resisted for the whole fight.
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#2766 Feb 23 2011 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
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on my 2nd to last fight i had enfeeb capped but no hq staff and he ate my face in seconds. Only when i got my hq dark staff did he seem much easier. Its a total luck fest...unlike those bastage sams, wars, and drks (and others of course).
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#2767 Feb 23 2011 at 10:55 PM Rating: Good
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#2768 Feb 28 2011 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
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got legs +2 and abysite of discernment \o/
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#2769 Mar 02 2011 at 7:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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This isn't a latest, but it is my greatest accomplishment.

I became one of the many players that SURVIVED being an RDM through and through. I survived the 41-50 quitting levels of RDM and I went 1/3 on maat. I solo'd stuff for people and I'm 3/5 on AF relic(no hat though but that's ok.. the AF1 hat is IMO the true mark of RDM and when I attempted to solo for it, someone offered to help me). It was a long hard road...5 years on this ONE job,but it was well worth it in the end.

I don't play RDM anymore now, but I always encourage people that want to try it. And I hope my experience can guide them along the way.
#2770 Mar 07 2011 at 10:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Hands +2; 4/5 now, just need to get sayon upgraded from +1 to +2 and I'll be done.
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#2771 Mar 25 2011 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Est. Sayon +2 get; 5/5 on +2 set. Soloed Hedjedjet for my last jewel on BST using my newly acquired (this morning) Shepherd's Chain for 100% pet -pdt. :)
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#2772 Mar 27 2011 at 1:41 AM Rating: Good
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Pluviale: O (finally dropped! 1/26)
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#2773 Mar 31 2011 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Aliekber wrote:
Pluviale: O (finally dropped! 1/26)


I'm trying to decide if I want to go after it again, I was at least 0/75 before I quit, at least now it's a really fast spawn and I have 200+ stones saved from not being online for a few months...
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#2774 Apr 01 2011 at 3:45 AM Rating: Default
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Solod Mictlantecuhtli and got Cuffs. I just stood there and blink/pdt tanked him. I kept 5/5 Slow/Para, Addle, Poison, and Bio on him, nuking him with each new set of shadows. I got hit with one or two Drains/AOE's but with fresh Stoneskin and Shell V it wanst that bad. He charmed me at ~15% and drug me back towards his spawn area, going yellow in the process. He regend back to 60% but I was glad because I was able to proc yellow with Bliz III after I reclaimed him.

I used Beyond, Minikin, and Mounted Champion.

That was a fun fight.
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#2775 Apr 09 2011 at 12:28 AM Rating: Default
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Solod Lord Varney. Took forever though, Fire IV was the only nuke that did any damage, and I almost ran out of echo drops. I was never really in any trouble though. Para II and PDT is boss.

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#2776 Apr 18 2011 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
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finally got my atma of the ultimate....and missed out on rdm neck for the 20th time while shell is doing glavoid pops...
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