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getting the test
# May 15 2007 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
After attempting Maat like 7 times, I finally beat him...lucky number 7 I guess. Anyway, the best place I found to get blm tests is the far southwestern entrance to Quicksand in Western Altepa. You will need to go off the map to find it. Best part is you can take a bird from Rabao to get there.

Once you get in and go down a couple of sets of stairs, there are two groups of Antica that spawn right there. A 68-70 blm/whm can sleep/nuke solo the quaestor, keeping it silenced...usually takes about 10-15 minutes depending on the level of the ant. Of course, having it get into position where you can safely pull it is another story, and can take upwards to an hour for it to happen. When I could, I would usually bring at least one other person (rdm to help sleep), who would get aggro and zone while I took the quaestor off of them (that's it! abuse the despawn rule!) The last time we went, we had 4 people and turned it into a skillup party. Taking everything else extended the time to a couple of hours, but it was fun and the test dropped.

That group is definitely the ones I would say to face for a test.
BLM Testi
# Aug 20 2006 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
Manage to get my Testi form a Saphire quadav in beudaux (sp) near where you get the quadav crest for the magnacite mission. After a few issuse it dropped easily after the 4th saphire kill, one thing to bare in mind is to keep them silenced at all times as they will cast some bad *** aga spells, my party consisted of 70 pld 70 drk and me 68 blm and there were no worries even with links, just made sure the link was slept ^^, good luck fellow blms
BLM Testi
# Feb 08 2007 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
i go to castle ostroja for my blm tests. on my 4th try against maat ><
got it
# Jun 04 2006 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
101 posts
helped mnk get his NM fight for af today, we got testimony drop from mobs near the nm poping place so they gave it to me =]
but still, i'm only 61 blm.
what lvl
# Mar 10 2006 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
If I get the test before lvl 70 can i ight him as say lvl 64-65 and will he be the same lvl as me?
1st time
# Oct 22 2005 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
I got this 1st kill at level 45...
Sucks for you guys who actually need it

GL anyway
BLM Limit 5 Video
# Sep 24 2005 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
For those of you that requested my Maat video you can get it here

beadeaux / qulun dome
# Sep 07 2005 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
Ima a 70 blm that hasnt beat maat yet :/.. well i do skill ups / coffer keys / testimony hunts in Beadeaux / Qulun Dome because im really hoping to "accidentatly" get a water 4 drop.... which i dont have.... so far i have gotten 2 blm tests from here but no luck on the water 4 drop tho... this place is pretty good for a blm test drop place too... didnt take too long the times i was there and did it... good luck

Edited, Thu Sep 8 23:30:29 2005
Best place is Quicksand Caves
# Sep 03 2005 at 5:59 PM Rating: Good
27 posts
In the northern entrance to Quicksand Caves from Western Altepa, we killed about 8 of these things and 3 tests have dropped.
RE: Best place is Quicksand Caves
# Feb 28 2006 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
Yes i know this is a late post, but i somewhat have to agree. I was doing a Bastok Mission here, one of the acticas aggroed, and dropped a BLM testy. Luckily i was the only level 70 BLM, others were about 67-68 so I had first dibs.

Now Castle Oztroja.. I've just read you guys have had hard times here. I got this drop in a about 30 minutes to an hour, not looking for it. I was on my RDM (probably around level 55 at the time) looking for my coffer chest. Searched everywhere except 1 spot was not able to reach by myself, behind the door that leads to the Magicite Mission. So I had a couple people help me open it, and i soon teamed up with them for the hell of it, killed about 3-4 Prelates in the 30 minutes time ( along with other Yags of course) BLM Testy dropped.
# Aug 31 2005 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
Went on like 7 skill up parties that disbanded after about 30 minutes... finally got lucky and got the drop... went to go fight him and he killed me in about 10 seconds of when i first started fighting him... i casted burst on him, he drained my for 292 then casted firaga III on me for 750+... i was just kinda standing there trying to figure out y my sleepga macro wasnt working... didnt capitalize the s in sleepga and it didnt go off... should have tested all my macros before i did anything... i guess you could call me a lvl 70 blm newb :/
repost viseo link
# Jun 16 2005 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
Enterdestiny can u please uplink the video again, please, thnx^^
If you both die, what happens?
# Jun 16 2005 at 1:18 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
If you die, and Maat should die while waiting for the BCNM 3 minute rule... do you win?

I was pondering this tonight after beating Maat after reraise. He looked like the bio II was actually going to kill him, and had less than 75 HP when I struck him down with my spell.

Anyone know?

Edited, Thu Jun 16 13:08:11 2005
need some help with this one
# May 21 2005 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
im on lakshimi if u can help me

Edited, Sat May 21 19:46:48 2005
having some problems.
# May 11 2005 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
I've been having some difficulty on killing Maat. I'm now 0/5 with him. I have gone in nekid and re-equipped after entering. I have used this strategy: Flare > Stun (if he starts casting his normal -ga spell on me) > elem seal + sleep II > Bind > Aeroga III or Burst > Firega III. Each time he either resists the sleep or the second or third damage spell. I tried on my second attempt to finish with Waterga III. When it did 24 dmg, his Thundaga II finished casting 1/2 second later and killed me. Another time he resisted Burst and it only did 76dmg. #1 am I missing something here, like specific elements he's weak to, and #2 is there a specific day that he is weaker on than others? I didn't see any posts on that. Any help is much appreciated.
RE: having some problems.
# Mar 10 2006 at 4:43 AM Rating: Decent
i had some serious issues with maat myself. kept resisting me when id throw a serious spell at him. found this combo of spells to be really effective. and even if he gets off a spell it wont kill you were as your final nuke will utterly wipe the floor with him.
Flare=>Stun=>Elemental Seal+ SleepII=>Manafont=> Burst=>Firaga III. almost had the record for time too. BLM friend of mine beat me by 7 seconds. My time was 2minutes 11 seconds
i got a question
# Apr 29 2005 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
Ok if i lose at Maat will this be destoyed cuz i was watchen a blm maat fight and i though i saw it say it got riped
RE: i got a question
# May 28 2005 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
99 posts
Each testimony can only be used once. As soon as you enter the BC, it tears.
My Ugly Long Road to getting a BLM testimony
# Feb 26 2005 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
37 posts
OK, I went through pure HELL getting these when I needed them, and I'd like to help someone else with what I learned.

Worst thing was Castle Oztroja, Yagudo Prelates. Yes, they drop the Testimony. However, (I am not exaggerating) after **SIX HOURS** of farming *WITH* a lvl 60+ thf by my side at all times, we got *ONE MEASLEY DROP*. (And the other BLM with me basically stole it). Impossible you say? Don't worry- we got maybe ~20 monk's testimonies and nuuumerous Ninja Testimonies, and several bard testimonies. Monks: Jackpot! Black Mages: Avoid like the plague.

The best place I was able to try was the center of the Cross Room in Beadeaux. Why? 4 eqidistant Sapphire Quadav spawns in all directions and at *just right* distances to pull from. Yes, lots of links, but a lvl 65+ blm farming knows what to do with those and a party by her side. The drop rate just seemed vastly better here too (we'd get a drop or 2 in good time). Yes, I had a TH2 with me at all times.

I tried Castle Zvahl Baileys and the Doom and Dread demons. Generally, the same problem as Castle Oztroja: low spawns and drop rates. (Demons are tough mofos too ><, and I had several SAMs with me) No drops there at all. The same high-level THF was with me here too.

Anyway, not a full guide to all purported BLM testimony droppers, but it's what I found out on my own.
RE: My Ugly Long Road to getting a BLM testimony
# May 28 2005 at 12:52 PM Rating: Excellent
Just reaffirming that Saphire Quadavs are the way to go for blm test. I got a group of 70-71's together and we went out there to skill up and stuff, and first kill blm test drops. These quadavs weren't hard at all, even w/ links. No more dropped the next 10-15 kills and then we moved onto Ruby Quadavs, but I do suggest that if you're looking for Blm Test, kill Saphires.
RE: My Ugly Long Road to getting a BLM testimony
# Mar 08 2005 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
2,689 posts
Just a hint - might be worth teaming up with a WHM coffer key hunt. I was with friends last night getting a key for my final piece of AF gear and a testimonial dropped. There was no BLM in our party/around and it went to me (WHM/BLM). Might not use it for a while - but will do eventually.
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BLM L5 video
# Jan 24 2005 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
sorry was a double post

Edited, Mon Jan 24 11:59:47 2005
BLM L5 video
# Jan 24 2005 at 11:59 AM Rating: Excellent
22 posts
Here ia a video of my BLM limit 5 victory

If the below link does not work just copy the link to you web browsers address link and hit enter key then choose save file to your computer after download is complete extract the file from the zip and play the movie.


Edited, Sat Sep 24 10:34:26 2005
RE: BLM L5 video
# Dec 30 2005 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
great job, i just have one thing to say though, he doesn't always cast crap spells first like drown, burn etc... believe me, I KNOW lol, he often dtarts off with a GaIII spell and your fight is over automatically because if that's the case there's not enough time to ES sleep him. Cool video!
RE: BLM L5 video
# Feb 21 2005 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
Excellent video, and good job. rate up^_^
Good Mobs for Testimony Drops
# Sep 13 2004 at 1:48 PM Rating: Default
From my experiences, as well as some friends - the Tonberry Maledictors (In Temple of Uggalepih) seem to drop then without much hassle. These are the same mobs as ZM4 that drop the Unlit Candles. They are also fairly easy to take down.
# Sep 12 2004 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
I tried all day in Beadeaux with different parties looking for it, and not a single drop... Found a scroll of Flood, though, but thats all I got. No testimony... /cry


Edited, Sun Sep 12 04:21:58 2004
# May 04 2004 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
Is any of these mobs better or worse to kill? Ive been killing Yagudo Prelates for 2 days trying to get my testimony and none have dropped.
Hard to Get
# Apr 04 2004 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
I'd hazard I guess that it would be hard to get considering it's a limit break item dropped off of a rather challenging monster.

Edited, Sat Jun 26 11:25:11 2004
# Feb 23 2004 at 1:38 PM Rating: Default
What is it? What does it do?
RE: ?
# Apr 02 2004 at 1:19 PM Rating: Default
is it hard to get?
RE: ?
# Feb 26 2004 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
L70 level cap break quest
RE: ?
# Mar 01 2004 at 1:42 PM Rating: Default
Lv.70 break job specific quest item.
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