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Acha d'Armas
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DMG:46 DLY:288

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# Oct 21 2007 at 6:46 AM Rating: Decent
I'm still trying to figure out why everyone wants this axe so much. You can't use it until 68, and within a couple levels, there are MUCH better axes (Reserve captains pick especially if you're from sandy... it's faster, same dmg rating, and atk +10!). Theres Tabarzin also at 71... Dmg 49 vs dmg 46, same delay, dex +2 and Vit+2... I can hear it already.. "But, but... this has STR+ on it!!!!!" STR is a 30% mod, and you need a TON of it to see any real difference on rampage. Personally, I saw NO DIFFERERENCE at all in a test I ran with STR +52 and then went to STR+0 for the same dmg. You're MUCH better off directly raising atk, acc, and the base dmg rating on yoru weapon if you want to improve your rampage dmg. This IS a mediocre axe to use AT lvl 68, but within a couple levels, it's completely worthless.
# Jul 04 2007 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
Me 75WHM/37NIN and my good buddy 75THF/37NIN just duoed this guy today. Got there and claimed him. My bud was afk at the time so i had to keep him occupied until he got back lol. after he came back we started the real fight. He was quite nasty and we had a link from a Gob Tamer about halfway through, and then a raptor when he was near death. Basically if anything had gone wrong during the fight we would have definately died. But, all went well ^^ (with the exception of some very close calls)and to top it off i got the axe for my war which is 68. That makes us 1/1 on him.... so for anyone planning on camping this dude.. just watch out for links cause they rip through shadows faster then he does XD gl and happy hunting.
# Jul 03 2007 at 8:49 PM Rating: Good
54 posts
Need to camp this guy soon for this axe. My war is 62 and up and coming fast.
got the drop
# Feb 20 2007 at 12:48 PM Rating: Good
207 posts
I camped this guy for about 3 hours yesterday with my friend Wyzz (75smn) and my brother Chyme(75nin). I went as 75 whm/bst to charm the raptors.

Wyzz helped me kill PHs for almost the whole time, but then had to leave so it was just me and my brother.

About 2 minutes after Wyzz left the nm spawned. i don't think the /bst sub did a hell of a lot in that fight, because Chyme did a pretty good job of tanking and DDing. Anyway, pretty easy fight and got the drop! I was pretty excited because i read that the drop rate on the axe was pretty bad. he also dropped around 3k gil and a gold beastcoin.
Actual Spawn Window
# Feb 02 2007 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
77 posts
The repop time for this mob is not 2 hours.

I have camped it numerous times, and it is definitely 3+.

Today after the update - 3.5 hours of killing PH's when they spawn (and everything else - 3k limit points woot!) before the pop. Previous times, 2.5 hours and no pop, then ppl had to go. Today I killed PH's by myself and asked for help around the 3 hour mark. 75 SAM, SMN, and Me (75 NIN) took him down no problem.

Good News - got the drop.
Actual Spawn Window
# May 21 2007 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
Two hours is when the lottery window opens. That means he can spawn ANY time after that two hours has passed. I've waited 8 hours for him to spawn before.
# Dec 15 2006 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
I got a RDM75/NIN37, Sanah to help me camp, and they got a MNK75/NIN37 to help, Kiine, and we went to killing the PH, well 1-2 hours later, they got bored and wanted to leave, so we all left. I went back again a few days later with another RDM75/NIN37 friend, Slickboy, also had a WHM60, Kies, with us, and we started kililng, about 2 hours later we got bored and left, at this point i thought i'd never even see the NM, nor get the axe. Well Slickboy and Kies said they'd help the next day but i still didnt expect to get it. This time slick was stil RDM75/NIN37 but Kies came as BLM68. Slickboy pulled a stunt and we all ended up dieing, but we got RIII so it was ok... Well about 2 weeks later, i ask the first RDM friend to help, and they say sure, then i run into a NIN75 friend of mine, Tharon. Tharon says he'll help and Sanah will come as RDM75/WHM37 instead. We start killing and no spawn in about an hour and a half, Sanah says that he's gotta go after next kill to go do some stuff, me and tharon were gonna try for another healer then, well moment of truth, last spawn before Sanah leaves, it was another Mercenary... Anyways, we kill it and then Sanah leaves and i go to the zone so that i dont waste anymore silent oils to just sit there, i get to the zone and /sit and try and look for a friend to come out and help. About 15 mins later after going afk for a few, Tharon says "nm" "Bloodthirster Madkix". I said "BRT!" and i start running, but i forgot sneak and i aggro'd a crab within 3 seconds and zoned to cape terrigan. Well since i saw the NM up, i asked a NIN75, Prissa, to come down and help. While Prissa is otw, i run back to the thing and start /poking Bloodthirster for fun. Prissa gets there but sneak wears off right before the turn so we had to kill a Dino real quick, no problem though. We kill and then rest up. So the setup was NIN75 NIN75 and me WAR66(at the time). Then Prissa vokes Bloodthirster and it links with a tamer. Tharon pulls the tamer and i kill the pet spider within a few hits. After i kill the spider i join Prissa in fighting the NM. Tharon tanks the tamer whiel we fight the NM. Needless to say, even without barfira, gob bomb did 200-300 to us, but it didnt matter to much. Bloodthirster kept taking Prissa's shadows down and would get in a lucky hit before he could get shadows back up. We also did a Blade: Jin > Berserk aggressor Warcry Mighty Strikes Rampage, for detonation and it was at about 1/2 hp after that, but within a few minutes, prissa had about 30 hp and it had about 1/10th. Prissa Blade: Jins again then mijin gakures, it still has like 1/5th hp, i have 3 shadows still up and it turns to me and Tharon cant get hate. We start fighting and it takes a few to start attacking again for some reason. when it does it takes 1 shadow, then 2 shadows. So i start casting utsu again, then it starts hitting my other shadows. We killed it shortly after... It dropped the axe, I'm so happy with my axe, just to get 68 to equip it =)
Again: Thank you Prissa, Tharon, and Sanah
Drop rate not so good.
# Aug 17 2006 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
I finally got this axe last night. The drop rate on this bad boy does indeed suck. I ended up going 1/7, with a lucky egg for the win. I don't know if the egg helped, but considering i used it, and the axe dropped, i'm inclined to think so. ;)

Ended up duoing this one with a DRK/THF & me as NIN/RDM. We would have had this with less trouble had the adds not popped on us during the fight. When Bloodthirster was at about 50%, other gobs started repopping on us, making the fight one to the bitter end. Well worth it though. This is a nice axe to have.
# Apr 08 2006 at 2:11 AM Rating: Good
I went to Kuftal w/ some friends to lvl Npc. I saw this guy up on widescan so we decided to try to take it w/ 3 members. sadly to say we died because the nin lagged out. My redmage friend soon came and raised us. then the 4 of us rested up. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, a party of 75's come and were about to take the NM. we claimed it w/ sleepga.
Then beat down the NM while the rdm kept adds at bay. I 2hr for the kill. and it dropped the axe. I bidded the axe and before everyone got to pass... my friend escaped us T.T................. well now i g2 wait forever again to get this dam axe.
# Apr 07 2006 at 3:42 AM Rating: Excellent
31 posts
Got drop just a few mins ago, had 75rdm/nin, 75war/nin, 74pld/war, 63thf/nin, 71sam/thf.Way over kill. We were camping nm/skilling up. Soon as nm popped we, had everyone gather tp of a few mobs. Then let the SC's fly.

War voked> Sam sata on pld With kasha, Pld Sav.blade and took over tanking> War sc with thf made second sc light. each time the rdm mb'd. By this time NM had less then 20% hp left. Then Sam came in and did Kasha again and it was pretty much done.
Got drop we wen't 1/5 on this guy. kind of a pain in the butt drop if you ask me. But my War friend was happy. Pop time was about 2-3 hours on killing Merc. gobs in there area. Good luck hunting!
# Feb 08 2006 at 3:01 AM Rating: Good
acha > tungi? ^^;
RE: um...
# Apr 18 2006 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
Main the Acha d'Armas, sub a Francisca. Tungi is obsolete at this point.
Hidden Effect? Weapons only?
# Jan 02 2006 at 5:50 AM Rating: Good
70 posts
I just obtained this axe by luck, while in a LS skill up/trials party saw him and widescan and we ran in, fought, got drop. I was playing with it on RNG outside of Rabao on Spiders and i noticed that i was doing a lot more critical hits than usual dual weilding Francisca and Acha d'Armas. So i decided to look it up and see if there was some hidden effects and so far on this, just vs. Weapons Critical Hit%+ - but i was wondering if its just Critical Hit%+ overall?

I dunno it was weird to me, doing a lot of critical hits back to back on spiders with axes. So i was just wondering if there was something more to this hidden effect, if its not just limited to weapons/arcana.
Whats the Placeholder?
# Nov 29 2005 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
2,742 posts
I helped my friend camp this NM for 6 hours. Killing the goblins in that little room. He never showed. /sigh.

The placeholder is that single Goblin mercenary that spawns in the room right?
True Luck
# Oct 04 2005 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, so we've been camping this thing killing PHs for the past couple of nights. Last night, I DCed and just decided to go on to sleep. I got on after class this morning around 9:15 central and there's blood looking right at me. I tell my ls, and after asking a friend, I call and wake up my war friend we've been camping this for. Actually another member got him on the phone after I called b/c I was hoping a Japanese XP PT would get the bandit off me that had aggroed when I logged in. Anyway, gradually some of my ls mates showed up. However, they didn't arrive before a pld, nin, nin, and thf from a Japanese link showed up. Therefore, the drk and I that were already there (he had just arrived) decided to pull Blood and convince the Japanese that we had others very close by, thereby forcing them to fight before being prepared. (We also wanted to kite the mob, but a drk and brd kiting is kinda....weak.) Anyway, needless to say, we died. The Japanese had invisibled, therefor they did not receive aggro. However, they chose to pull the NM anyway.

For the first 3 or 4 minutes, they did an excellent job. However, the pld finally ran out of mp. A few gobbie bombs later and they wiped. However, right before wipe, a whm from a neareby Japanese exp party decided to toss in a Cure IV for good measure. Well of course he got aggro after the final nin's death.

The EXP party runs back to their "safe" area and begins to wipe. Gobbie bomb from this joker is hardcore. By this time, our group of 6 (pld, brd, drk, thf, war, whm) is ready to do some damage. Howver, a rdm/nin gets the claim from the wiping party. Luckily for us, and through some kind words and requests, this rdm/nin @ 10% health left on the gobbie allowed us to invite him (we were set in alliance formation in case others showed up).

To wrap up, our war got a lovely new axe to use in his SP.
RE: True Luck
# Oct 14 2005 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
172 posts
I camped this thing for 1 hour one night.. first time ever camping it. At first it was just me, my gf, and my best friend (72 samurai, 67 pld, 74 rdm), then a few others in my LS showed up to help.

Bloodthirster spawned a few minutes later and we killed him quite easilly. The Acha D'Armas dropped on the first kill and thats that. One of the guys helping was a 74 thf so I'm sure having TH2 drastically improves the drop rate.

#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 10 2005 at 6:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you can also level off of cockatrice, ovnikk, and ladon in kuftal 70-75.
Acha d'Armas
# Aug 09 2005 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
Got this axe the other day (1/5 on drop ;;) and I do believe it has a hidden crit hit rate+ vs weapons, maybe it's just coincidence but I've never hit so many crits as I did vs Decorative and aura weapons. Even if not it's a nice axe especialy for us poor wars that can't afford jugg or woodville's. Happy hunting

Edited, Sat Aug 13 19:56:43 2005
# May 24 2005 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
Acha is spanish for AXE D' means Of and Armas means Wepons.

Axe of wepons in the translation.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 08 2006 at 8:06 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) it's a shame that you knew that but didnt know that there is an A in Weapon.
# Apr 06 2005 at 9:53 AM Rating: Default
Maybe this has a hidden effect vs. weapon enemies?

If it did that would be godly since 70-75 you can level on weapons and weapons only.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 26 2005 at 9:43 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) And skeletons.
RE: <.<
# Apr 27 2005 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
158 posts
74-75 you can level off of statues too, but that's just my 2 gil. Peace
RE: <.<
# Sep 02 2005 at 10:12 AM Rating: Default
I believe what he meant was, you can level off of only weapons if you want to and nothing else. Not that weapons were the only thing available to level off of.
RE: <.<
# May 03 2005 at 5:43 AM Rating: Decent
still Arcana
# Feb 02 2005 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
150 posts
This Item is Rare/Ex and cannot be found in the AH.
# Jan 27 2005 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
would be more like Finder OF weapons
# Aug 08 2004 at 8:48 AM Rating: Good
399 posts
Pretty sure this is Portuguese for "Weapon-finder" (Acha = It finds, Armas = Weapons (Arms). Maybe this has a hidden effect vs. weapon enemies?
RE: Meaning
# Apr 14 2005 at 1:52 AM Rating: Excellent
Acha means Axe =P
RE: Meaning
# May 23 2005 at 6:03 AM Rating: Good
the name means simply something like war axe
thats it
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