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DMG:79 DLY:480
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Additional Effect: Water Damage

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# May 04 2005 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
1,192 posts
I tried for over a month before I got mine. When it finally did drop after having killed Cancer 19 times, I did, in fact, have a Thf with THII in my party. Whereas many times before I did not. I guess my point is: It sure can't hurt. And with only around a 5% drop rate you need all the help you can get! Good luck! And just remember the more hardships you go through to get it, the sweeter it is when you finally do.

Hang in there!

Edited, Wed May 4 15:57:24 2005
heh. .
# Apr 12 2005 at 10:11 PM Rating: Excellent
210 posts
Well, I am about ready to give up on this Great Sword =/. First of all, I bought 2 stacks of Quus and out of the 2 stacks Cancer has only popped twice with no drop. Well, So far, I have only gone through 15 Quus and I still have 9 remaining but due to how hard getting people to help you with this and staying long with you, it is difficult to get the Great Sword. I will still try with the 9 remaining Quus I have and hope for the best but so far Cancer has popped 2/15 times I traded Quus. To those who have gotten it, Congratulations and to those who have helped or tried to help me get it, Thank You.


P.S. Here is one of the screenshots I took when fighting Cancer. This was also the first time he popped.


*Note* I think he hasn't dropped because I didn't have a THF with TH2 in the PT. would a THF with TH2 really make a big difference in this? I tried once witha 75 JP THF with Full AF2 but Cancer never popped that day =/ Any suggestions?*
Arondight ^.^
# Apr 09 2005 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
1,192 posts
FINALLY GOT IT!! As far as I know I'm one of only 3 people on my server (CAITSITH Including Sorrower =) that have it.

Stats from my hunt are:

My Drop Rate = 1/19 (5.26%)

Skillup Levels obtained (Just me): 178 (on 3 weapons)

Number of Coffer keys that dropped during the hunts: 63

Don't let this discourage you though, this is a awesome sword and it looks amazing.

Edited, Sat Apr 9 23:18:58 2005
# Mar 10 2005 at 12:32 AM Rating: Good
1,632 posts
I got mine about 2 weeks ago. I was so excited. Took 4 tries before Cancer popped and he dropped the sword first time.

I used Sorrower's strategy and it worked out perfect. Just have sneak up when you pop him, and have your party on the other side of rocks. Let tank press against the rocks and catch aggro from him, then run back to the other side to help fight.

The fight was fairly easy, although he has some crazy defense. My Guillotine was only doing around 70 damage.
# Mar 09 2005 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
104 posts
Got mine the other day :D
Had about 15 people (few 50s, lots of 60s, and a few between 60-65). Started to pop and skill(he wasn't showing his face. And we almost decided to quit when it poped. Dropped GS first run. Stay away from the ledge when fighting it. If you get yellow HP you will get haunt aggro.

Questions for you= Can this take me to balmung? and i have only seen one other person on my server. Why dont people go get it :D (i feel special)
# Mar 06 2005 at 1:42 AM Rating: Decent
Just got mine tonight - Thank you Tartaros, Nighte, Solaara, and Bottohatto.

pulled him as a DRK61/SMN1 - sneak pulling

Edited, Mon Mar 7 05:48:11 2005
How to Camp It
# Feb 23 2005 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
467 posts
I got this the other night and he DOES NOT need to be carby pulled. You need to camp the other side of the rocks where the ??? pops. To get there go straight until u can make a left or go straight, make the left...then take the next left as it comes up, you shall find yourself right behind the rocks. There is only 1 haunt that pops there. His respawn is the same as the ??? timer so you should kill the haunt first then go pop the ??? to ensure the haunt doesnt add to the crab. Goodluck with drop. I've killed him 4 times. Got the drop only the first time ive fought him. He doesn't like magic but don't go nuts with it, its extremely easy to take hate away with a couple of spells cast on him. Goodluck! ^^
Arondight ^-^
# Feb 10 2005 at 2:41 PM Rating: Good
1,088 posts
I finally got mine... Now i got sumthing different then most of the other DRKs on my server.... the rest use zweilander and mythril heart >,>. I like my rare/ex greatsword, shows u worked for sumthing ^-^.
can it be done
# Feb 07 2005 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
76 posts
can a level 61 static party take this mob out just wonder my drk and pld in my static are really wanting to kill this mob. i'm the leader of static so i'm asking "Is it possible" or wait till atleast 63
i got mine^^
# Dec 04 2004 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
i finally got mine...had to kill it 7 times til it dropped...but its so worth it. ^^
Bring NIN tank
# Nov 22 2004 at 4:52 AM Rating: Decent
595 posts
Did this this weekend.

Our NIN rarely took a hit so it was easy, just took a few mins to kill it. I did around 30-35 per swing, and my WS like 1-200 tops.

I recomend that you either bring a 65+ PLD or a level 60:ish NIN. A couple of healers and one or two blms to actually make any damage on the thing. He is very resistant with melee attacks.
My notes on getting it.
# Nov 01 2004 at 5:25 AM Rating: Excellent
602 posts
Got my Arondight bout 4 nights ago. First off lemme tell you it is simply gorgeous: design like the Zweihander but with blue on the outer blade and a blue and gold handle. Also the water dmg doesnt go off _too_ often, but its a very strong effect when it does.

Anyway, if you want to obtain this bad boy then get some friends for a skill PT and a stack or 2 of Quus and head to Kuftal. We camped right on that ledge with the fence right when you enter (careful of being yellow and aggroing the haunts below).

From this vantage you can see the ??? below you and far to the back (on top a small rock). Our whm/smn would go down snuck into the haunt room and trade a Quus to the ??? (won't break sneak). Cancer or a Robber crab will then spawn just behind the rock. If it is indeed Cancer, he MUST be carby-pulled to be safe as he cannot be slept in order to resneak or escape (we failed...badly here. Raise3 all around from the haunt aggro >.<). One Cancer starts running up, have the tank provoke from above (to keep him claimed and so he doesnt beeline for the WHM) and wait.

Hes not terrible hard (hit PLD for ~60+20 added dmg) but melee does bubkiss (i was hitting ~20 with 63DRK/WAR with SCY and zerk). Freeze however did wonders. our blm did ~2296 total damage to him...so yes, bring a blm ^_^.

I lucked out and got the drop first kill...well first spawn we actually killed. We lost one spawn from the "incident" and one from the first time we tried trading (was a test and he fricking spawned).

Other notes: Cancer/Robber Crab will DESPAWN after ~4 min. and the ??? is an 18 minute (exact) respawn. Also he is NOT a common spawn. For us it was 3/24 or so trades. We killed the lizards there and pulled crabs from the haunt room (you can pull from above and not disturb EXP PTs) to skill on and pass the time.

Well, i hope you found this helpful and rate ups are always welcome. Send me questions if you have some and good luck.

Edited, Thu Nov 18 18:57:54 2004
Crap spawn!
# Sep 18 2004 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
I camped this Nm today. We traded 12 times to ???. cancer spawned once of 12 times. And of course he didnt drop anything. We took him with a party of 60+. Just let the pld or nin keep hate and you will take him Easy but slow^^

my opinium is that this aint worth it.
RE: Crap spawn!
# Oct 20 2004 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
its worth it if you dont have the gil to buy a balmung.
How do i get this
# Jul 27 2004 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
Can someone tell me how to get this. I want this
sword bad. I saw a JP with this and he was lv 70
If any want to help just send a tell
RE: How do i get this
# Aug 15 2004 at 9:27 PM Rating: Excellent
176 posts
It is dropped by a Level 65 crab Notorious Monster named Cancer in Kuftal Tunnel.
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