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Type: Artifact

Rogue's Poulaines
[Feet] All Races
DEF:13 HP+12 DEX+3
Increases Flee Duration
Lv.60 THF

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Don't Leave your Mog House without it.
# Feb 06 2008 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
732 posts
Rogue's Poulaines is without a doubt the most useful piece of AF armor there is for THF. Once you get these, you will never leave your Mog House without them. The enhanced flee effect has saved me many a times from death and really helps buy time to get away from mobs so that you can let your shadow timer cool down. If you are level 60 and don't have these, don't put off the quest to obtaining these. Although the AF quest to getting these is about as long and drawn out as the "As Thick as thieves" Rogue's Bonnet quest, this one is atleast worth completing.
Takes a while for him to depop after he killed your party
# Feb 27 2007 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
Ok here was my pt

THF62/NIN31 (me)

on the first try both of us Thiefs used SATA+ Dancing Edge, and stuff, and we killed the bomb NM got the coal first try for my drop.
easy for me

but for the other THF. she got aggroed and it self destructed killing her but I still had some HP.

had to wait like 10-15 minutes for respawn.

after that a Fallen Officer Aggroed the bomb NM illed the whole pt. (i was last to die). (no self destruct)
and the bomb didn't depop for like 10 minutes.

the other thf had it worse.

Sorry Myowu.

Not as Hard it Seems
# Mar 28 2006 at 4:00 PM Rating: Default
This mob was a pushover. my pt consisted of me 75 rdm/whm 75nin/war x2 69 thf/nin. the ???? order is way too ez, you have to be retarded to not find them in order. before fight i casted barfira, & nin used tonko, then thf popped it & used Hide. We were under the influence that as soon as it pops and we didnt have invis up it would self-destruct. we got it down to 2% when the ******* decided to self-destruct. it did 130-150 to each of us. + We got the drop, despite hearing it wouldn't drop if it popped.

Then it was my turn we w8d 10mins and i popped it and ran. the bomb didnt aggro. so nin voked and we killed that one before it popped. the mob got one hit on nin and did 500 dmg. so becareful lil ******* hits REALLY hard. This mob is seriously over exagerated. just like rng af3 mob
# Jan 14 2006 at 9:41 AM Rating: Default
From reading these post it seems the hard part is the ??? locations my question is can you go in and search the ??? locations without a party and then come back or if you zone or die do you have to search out all 6 locations again? It's hard enough to get a party together to fight let alone getting them to follow you around Garlaige...
Please let me know I plan on trying this today.
# Jan 14 2006 at 9:36 AM Rating: Default
Bomb incense spots
# Sep 23 2005 at 2:55 PM Rating: Good
25 posts
Cause guy who wrote guide on this quest forgot to give detail on which are the spots to check, here are the list that will help you future thiefs out.

I-9 > H-9 on first map then move behind banishing gate #1

F-9 then move direct oppsite to G-9. Once done head around to other end of G-9 and check ??? there. Then
G-7, now only one left which will pop NM at I-6. Hope this helps and prevent you guys from searching information like I had to for 30 min. Good luck.

-Vanaduke of ChinGuDeur-
THF AF6 -Boots
# Aug 17 2005 at 12:50 AM Rating: Good
pwnd by PLD75,DRG74,BRD74,WHM74,THF64... Hardest part was finding the correct ???'s. (wich isn't saying much) But be warned was hitting PLD (DEF:700+, VIT+50) for 150-250 per hit. Crit hit for 300.

~Popped mob>> Hide>> PLD Voke>> pwnage
RE: THF AF6 -Boots
# Sep 08 2005 at 12:21 PM Rating: Default
U have one hell bad PLD then man...
I had 65 PLD tank it and it hit him for 40-60 a hit...
Anyways at end of battle skeletons linked,but we won! yay =P
RE: THF AF6 -Boots
# Nov 11 2005 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
The ammount of damage is gona be dependent on how many berserk's he has stacked. Perhaps the bard was "hell bad"
RE: THF AF6 -Boots
# Jul 18 2006 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
Really not sure what this has to do w/ a BRD.

Edited, Jul 18th 2006 at 11:37am EDT by Souel
RE: THF AF6 -Boots
# Jun 07 2007 at 12:21 PM Rating: Good
60 posts
well um.. BRDs have Finale for example? :P
Took it down
# Jun 28 2005 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
So, after reading everything about this. I thought I would post how we did this. I was a bit worried after hearing how this bomb wipes out entire parties, so we took a 2 party alliance down there of people mostly over 60 with a 75 RDM/NIN, 72 WHM, and 70 RAN helping out as well. The strategy we used was having the thief activate the last ??? and then immediately use hide. The rest of our party was behind the wall there and our RDM/NIN cast invisible and then ranged attacked it to claim it so it wouldn't explode. After it was claimed, our entire party then began attacking it and made short work of it. The only problem occured when our 60THF decided to SATA DE off of our SAM and thus our SAM was toast pretty quickly. The second time around when it was my turn, our RDM/NIN wanted to solo it, so we let him and JUST TO CLARIFY... This bomb can explode even after it is claimed. I had read numerous posts that it would not explode after it is claimed, but I can say without a doubt that it does. When our RDM/NIN had him down to about 1/90th of a life, he decided to explode... killing 3 of our party members. Luckily it did drop the item and I was able to complete the quest without having to fight him again.

We took a video of our first fight and if you want to see it, it is here: http://www.team-rowdy.com/movies/thfaf.wmv

I cannot remember everyone's level, but our main tank was our 75 RDM/NIN and we had a full 2 party alliance of people over 60s except 3 people and it worked out very well. I would highly recommend high level help for this, because when you are beating on it, it seems like that bomb never wants to die. Good luck
# Jun 03 2005 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Is there any job/s that could solo this NM?
RE: Solo?
# Jun 07 2005 at 7:09 PM Rating: Good
722 posts
According to the post below yours, a 75THF/NIN could solo it.
my lil story o.O
# May 04 2005 at 1:06 AM Rating: Excellent
79 posts
lol i just did this quest on 5/2/05... duo'd the bomb with my friend
75thf/nin (friend)
62rdm/whm (me)
prolly askin how, but it was very simple really... my friend only did ranged attack the whole time, used a crossbow firing sleep bolts contstantly one after another... and occationally, when he got TP he would run up and use dancing edge and then continue firing sleep bolts after sleep bolts
this took about 5-6 mins to finish it off...
i didnt really need to be there, but i had to be there for the item drop, but i had no value in the fight, other than haste and barfira (incase of worst case scenario o.O)

also the funny thing is that he had to fight it x2. the first time i DC'd ( ><; ) when the bomb had LITERALLY (not kiddin) 3% HP... lol
so i logged back in and he was happy to solo it again for me ^^;

rate me up if u found this strategy helpful to u please ^-^)b
Thief AF
# Apr 13 2005 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
Personally, I believe the best place to get thf af information is http://www.bvvp.com/gaming/ffxi/thfaf.html
So far I only have the dagger, but from what I've read in this walkthrough, I can tell that it's very in-depth and should be looked into by any thf looking to acquire af gear.
Thf/War AF3 Video
# Nov 26 2004 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent

You have to have Divx to view this video.
A video showing the defeat of THF AF3 NM

Party includes:
lvl 60 Thf/war
lvl 75 Thf/nin
lvl 75 Rng/war
lvl 71 Whm/blm.
# Nov 19 2004 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Fri Nov 19 21:09:54 2004
# Oct 31 2004 at 2:30 PM Rating: Default
did you know that regualar flee lasts for 28secs
not 30 it gets to 32 then goes down to 29
# Jun 26 2004 at 5:59 PM Rating: Default
293 posts
15 seconds.
# Jun 26 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
293 posts
15 seconds longer
# Jun 26 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
293 posts
15 seconds longer
# Jun 26 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
293 posts
As stated above: "*The boots are nice, along with adding 3 DEX, it also adds ~15 seconds to your flee"
# Apr 02 2004 at 1:20 PM Rating: Excellent
4,148 posts
**From IGN**

Rogue's Poulaines
Level 60 Def: 13 HP: 12 DEX: 3 Increases Flee Duration Steal: 2
The Glory of the Marquessate (THF/AF3)

I can't give specific locations, but I can tell you that there are two ceiling holes prior to the Banishing Gates. They only appear at the ends of the hallways and will give a direction to find the next one. There are four beyond the gates, two to the right path after the gates and two to your left.
Here are some maps, but you've probably already got them in your character's possesion ingame.
Check the two before the gates first, then check the two all the way at the end of the right pathway, then come back and check the last two to the left of the gates (past the RDM AF3 room). The seventh ceiling hole will spawn the bomb.
I'd recommend doing the trace by yourself first if possible (w/ sneak oil and quick help from a group in there for the Banishing Gate pressure plates) so that when your alliance comes to kill the bomb you can go straight to the fight. I had to spawn it three times (and nearly kill me) because for some reason it wanted to self destruct on me the initial two times. The third time we just had 6 of our DRKs and the BLMs cast stun on it as soon as it spawned. The fight isn't too bad, you just have to find a way to engage it before it blows up.
Return to the guy in Mhura that gave you the item that you're going to use to "smoke out" the bomb. He'll tell you something about a treasure that he doesn't want you to get a hold of.
Head to Windurst and talk to Nanaa Mihgo. She'll say something about the fact that the first letters of each signature will spell out the word "Ordelles".
Go to Ordelle's Cave in La Theine Plateau and BRING A PICKAXE. You can either buy it or steal it from a Goblin Digger in the Dunes before you make your way to La Theine. The guides don't really say much about this part, but you'll need to travel through the caves until you pass the Napalm room. There is a ??? spot on the ground outside of the cave exit in La Theine Plateau near a bed of flowers (it'll be to your left if you are travelling away from the exit). Use the pickaxe on it and you'll get the final AF cutscene, the Rogue's Poulaines, and the title "Paragon of Thief Excellence".
*The boots are nice, along with adding 3 DEX, it also adds ~15 seconds to your flee time and gives a +2 to steal. Wearing all AF should get your Health above 1020 (unless you are Taru) and DEF somewhere in the 240 range.

By Archain of IGN
Posts: 228
Registered: Dec 01

Edited, Fri Apr 2 13:19:01 2004
Where Can I Get This?
# Mar 29 2004 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
137 posts
Can someone please post where this can be found?
# Mar 22 2004 at 6:49 AM Rating: Decent
Leaping boot or Rogue's Poulaines... Should I just sell my boot for Gil as I have this?
RE: umm..
# Dec 31 2004 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
For exp Party just use Leaping Boots but Macro the AF Boots into your Steal Macro and return after success back to LL Boots
Flee duration mod
# Mar 10 2004 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
223 posts
Has anyone experimented with this? How much longer does it make Flee last?
RE: Flee duration mod
# May 04 2004 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
237 posts
yeah can someone who knows about these boots fill us in on how it affects the duration?
# Dec 29 2003 at 11:12 PM Rating: Default
just so every one knows this is a AF
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 02 2004 at 1:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) rofl, "where do you find these?" "whats af?"
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 02 2004 at 7:04 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What's an AF?
# Feb 07 2004 at 2:15 AM Rating: Decent
af= artifact, meaning from old ff titles, makes you look like your job.
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