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Rusty Greatsword
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DMG:14 DLY:456

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Can be obtained by fishing.

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# Jan 01 2008 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
Light Crystal + Rusty Greatsword = Plain Sword.

As with the rest of the rusty gear, this is now synthable into PLAIN gear, and as with all the others also sells for a mere 1g to NPC's.

I'm currently Smithing Level 32 and did this synth just to check it out.
# Feb 27 2007 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
guys c'mon some1 said "its in the gut of a fish you take it to guild to gut the fish for it" PULLLEEEEZZZEEEEEEE! how stupid are you to talk about something you know nothing of you fish rusty itens off the bottom, NOT in fish! use composite rod or lu shang's with sabiki or robber rig in rolanberry fields or bataila downs and a few other places

as far as cathing monsters you dont have to just cancel your catch if you get the music that lets you know its a monster, you wont lose bait

lastly dont let anyone tell you "that weapon isnt for this or that" or anything its a game ppl have fun enjoy your time on FFXI do what you want to do i someone dont like it forget them
Fishing the Rusty GS
# Dec 16 2007 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
487 posts
If you see people with Mithran rod and a rig fishing in areas where this might be caught, you can be fairly assured that they are trying to break the rod for the Opo-Opo Crown quest for Brd 65. Been trying to get a rusty GS on the hook for 4 days now (E. Altepa oasis, R'berry pond, SSG), and can only score monsters (fun!!) or rusty buckets. Nothing that would break the rod... and only the broken rod is sold maybe once every 4-5 days, if yr lucky to find it. /cry.

Edited, Dec 16th 2007 12:27pm by CRJR
Zaub of Bastok/Cerberus:
Taru, 17/20@90
Bone 100+3+Sign/Leather 60+1
Alch/Wood/Cook/Cloth/Smith/Goldsmith 60
GS 51/Smith 53/Fishing 29
synth problems
# Feb 02 2007 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
ok i have this sword i am lvl 55+1 smithing and it wont let me synth it tells me materials cant be combined. light crystal + the rusty GS = NOT ALOWED YOU PHAIL!?! anyone happen to know why?
G sword or sword
# Jun 19 2006 at 8:08 PM Rating: Default
I just started PLD and i am using a sword.I was wondering if I should use a Gsword of reg.sword
G sword or sword
# Sep 09 2006 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
Always.. ALWAYS use sword and shield! DONT USE GS's!!!!!!!!!!!!
if anything... just use it to skill up
question about this
# Apr 03 2006 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
is it just me, but when you just start using this, it has a HUGE damage curve?
60k For THIS? ......
# Mar 15 2006 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
For some reason this sword is going for over 60k on the Fairy server.. Why? I have no idea... but sadly ALOT of people bought it for this price.. Personally..? I think it's a piece of trash.. but I wanted one so I could just have a Great Sword.

( Unlike most people who play, I play to have fun, and Great Swords are fun :3 )
RE: 60k For THIS? ......
# Apr 01 2006 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
That's precisely why people pay 60k for it. It's the only GS you can get at lvl 1.
two-handed sword
# Dec 01 2005 at 1:11 AM Rating: Good
19 posts
Fished one of these up in korroloka tunnel with a mithran rod and a minnow. Poor catch rate though, like 1/100 or worse.

Crafted a two-handed sword with this and a light crystal at lvl 26 with advanced support and still got a skill up.

# Sep 14 2005 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
lol i think they only go for 1k at the auction house on the Pheonix Server
RE: lmao
# Apr 03 2006 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
no way ;.; i sadly bought mine for 30k
# Sep 14 2005 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
ppl who first start the game dont have to use this sword or you never have to use this sword.
If u start out as war use a GAxe ignore GS till lvl 10 or till you can get a cheap one and skill up GS (if uhave time} from there on EP mobs. If you level pld or drk use scythe for drk and sword for pld cause your GS skill should be up already. (hope this helps) d(O.O)b
# Sep 06 2005 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
Where can I fish this up and what rod and bait do I need.

These go for 30k in Bastok AH on Siren. 30k! This is sick. I might have to go and fish loads of these up then sell em off cheaply to put the f***ing lossers who put these up for 30k!

Edited, Sun Sep 11 07:24:10 2005
This sword is great!
# Jun 05 2005 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
I lvled it with my pld, for new comers its ok to, since a stack of fire crystals go for 10k on asura :)
# Mar 30 2005 at 2:55 AM Rating: Good
466 posts
Fished up in the Sea Serpent Grotto using Lu Shang's and Shrimp Lure (post patch).

Sells for 5k on Norg/Bastok AH on Garuda.

Good luck!
# Dec 28 2004 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
is this a good weapon for a warroir becuase i am a whm atm.but i am bored with that and want to do war.should i buy this or no if not pls tell me aggod weapon for a war.
To Freakin Expencive
# Oct 15 2004 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
144 posts
This is way 2 expencive... There is a scythes that does the same dmg and same delay and is only 1k but i miss alot with scythes not sure bout anyone else >_< .... if ur on Kujata and have this plz send it 2 me thanks :-D
Obtain one.
# Oct 11 2004 at 3:53 AM Rating: Decent
You can fish these up in Qufim, but you can also fish up monsters that will rape you anally.
How do you get this sword??
# Oct 01 2004 at 3:28 PM Rating: Decent
72 posts
Im pretty sure you can fish it up in Batallia Downs, (and its B-A-T-A-L-L-I-A, not Ballista or Bastilla or Ballattia)
ok people....
# Jul 27 2004 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
what in the hell is up with 7k, 10k, 15?! for this thing? it is a LV1 WEAPON! us poor true newbs can't afford 7k for a training sword, ok it was stated you can loose alot of gil worth of fishing stuff bringing this up.... but come on, it's freaking level 1...

Edited, Tue Jul 27 23:50:43 2004
RE: ok people....
# Sep 14 2005 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
Why do people complain about this items price. ITs not a training sword or intended or lvl 1 chars. IT IS FOR CRAFTING. Its rusty gear. Its crap anyway for a weapon, and its a GS. GS suck unless you are a drk that needs to open distortion.
# Jun 28 2004 at 10:04 AM Rating: Default
63 posts
Has it struck anyone else's mind that finding a GREATSWORD in the stomach of any fish is extremely/completely unrealistic? Even if the fish could somehow possibly -survive- having this -usable- huge sword lodged in their gullet, how could one person even -land- such a huge fish?? madness! the fish would have to be at least the size of a small whale, to be able to handle such an oblique item in their stomach, but even then...the thing would probably die from internal bleeding because it's a friggin sword.

but anyway, my head just exploded.
RE: Impossible
# Jul 09 2005 at 11:53 PM Rating: Good
711 posts
Actually, if it was a Taru's Great Sword, then it would only be about as big as an Elvaan's Dagger.... <.<
RE: Impossible
# Jul 08 2004 at 9:12 PM Rating: Excellent
747 posts
Who said it came from inside a fish?

It lays rusting at the bottom of the ocean. You just gotta hook it and bring it up.

The rusty greatsword is VERY heavy and will break most rods. I dont think it will break lushangs or composite ( might break composite).

To catch rusty items... ANY lure can be used. You get a bonus to catching items ( and stationary fish) with the rogue rig.

When you catch a rusty greatsword your line can snap losing you that 15-19k rogue rig.
# Jun 25 2004 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
113 posts
This can be crafted
Light Crystal + Rusty GreatSword = 2Handed Sword
RE: Craft
# Oct 13 2004 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
1,434 posts
Cap for it is probably somewhere around 31-34, because I crafted it at skill 30, on Windsday without support, and got 0.1 skill up.
rusty greatsword
# Jun 24 2004 at 2:40 AM Rating: Good
next time i get on ill try fishin it up in ballista downs to see if it wrks and if i pull a kraken well ill just flee from it and zone.. wish luck to me
# Jun 21 2004 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
Did you ever think this wasn't being sold for people JUST starting the game? HMM maybe this is being sold for PLDs and DRKs - By then you'll have money.

I can't say anything though, I got mine for 100gil
# May 31 2004 at 2:15 PM Rating: Excellent
Ok....this is what really bugs me about this weapon. the price for it at the auction House......on Valefor in Windurst.....i have seen it for 10000 Gil!!!!!!! come on people remember there are starting characters who want to get their hands on this thing. Setting the price that high is a BIG detrement to someone who is really intrested in using Two handed Swords and the like. for cripes sake people it is a LEVEL 1 weapon.....sure I know the area in Bastilla is rather dangerous but for pete's sake don't set the price above 3000 gil. and everyone who says just harvest doesn't realize or has forgotten it is not that easy for a low level character to harvest the good items. I am sorry for going off on a rant but it had to be done. cause of the fact I have a character now I want to experiment with Great Sword, Great axes, Axes and the like so please for the love of low level chracters everywhere on all servers think about prices on lvl 1 equipment.
RE: Price
# Jun 17 2004 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
If you think about it no one thinks of anyone else on the game. I have started a warrior support job nd bout the sword for 5k. It has been worth it so far and it had gotten my skills up a lot for the Claymore I had recently purchased and for when I become a DRK. Someone saying think about selling the sword for a lower price isn't going to work if you bought it for 5 times more then what it "should" sell for. Sorry to tell you.
RE: Price
# Jun 17 2004 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
If you think about it no one thinks of anyone else on the game. I have started a warrior support job nd bout the sword for 5k. It has been worth it so far and it had gotten my skills up a lot for the Claymore I had recently purchased and for when I become a DRK. Someone saying think about selling the sword for a lower price isn't going to work if you bought it for 5 times more then what it "should" sell for. Sorry to tell you.
Jeuno ah
# May 13 2004 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
277 posts
its 4k in jeuno AH on alexander...
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