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DMG:79 DLY:480
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Additional Effect: Water Damage

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Tougher than he sounds.
# May 22 2008 at 1:12 AM Rating: Decent
126 posts
Well, I'm PLD75 with a broken Subduer, but my 61~soon to be 62Drk needed a greatsword to go with my V scythe, so this is the best one i could find in the level range. So me as PLD75/RDM37 and my 63Drg/thf friend decided to give it a try.

Over the course of 8 Quus we skilled up on crabs and ghosts, then on Quus #9 he finally popped. i then flashed the Cancer and ran to the zone with 5 other crabs behind me and luckily no ghosts.
I had the drg poke the crab after i zoned to make sure it didnlt go anywhere, zoned back in, Stoneskin + Phalanx and flashed it off him and fought at the zone. As i watched his penta hit for 200 rather than the 600 it was doing to robber crabs i decided to invite a thf that was near by skill upping as well.
Even then it was a rough fight that would have been a wipe if not for Chivalry, this crab has waaay to much defense and hp to try and duo like this. But when it died we got 3109g and i am now 1/9 on pop, and 1/1 on the drop. Spirits within is your friend in this fight, 300TP plus self curebomb = ~590 damage.

After testing the greatsword on the lizards in zone the proc was about 1/8-1/12 swings for 39-49 damage additional. I'm looking forward to getting 62 on Drk.
WotG NPC's Sword...?
# Dec 19 2007 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
Intetesting, this is the same image of the sword Excenmille has in Wings of the Goddess (as a child). :P
just got mine!
# Dec 04 2007 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
2,228 posts
I used to camp this thing about 6 months ago and i recently came back from a break so i figured I would try this jerk of an NM again.

All in all I think I got Cancer to spawn 6 times out of trading atleast 72 Quus.

So glad to finally have this and the A L'otrance Scythe. Now I just need to get my 61 DRK to 62 >.<;

Finishing AF and getting a Pat helm woulnd be a bad idea either lol

Happy hunting.
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# Oct 16 2007 at 2:24 PM Rating: Good
1,191 posts
Took me about 6 stacks of Quus to finally get this sword.

4/68 quus to get Cancer pop.
1/4 on the Sword.
Struggling w/Cancer...
# Feb 08 2007 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
126 posts
Well, I've decided to become hellbent now on accquiring this GS but it looks like it'll take a while. For those of you that may become interested on hunting I'll list my results as they come along.

As someone posted before me, 18 min seems to be about how long each of the ??? takes to spawn. Fairly sure as I never saw it re-appear in 15 min flat. Secondly, you can solo Cancer on some jobs. Frankly I'd say any job with 2 sets of shadows and some form of decent healing can probably do it in an ideal condition as this thing is a crab; it's rather slow in attacking and has 1 AoE move (Bubble Shower). Also has occasional "Enwater" effect (15-27 damage to me). Frankly as a 75 BST/WHM I took around 4 Courier Carries and a few nearby lizards to stall in between recast downtime.

So far....

First Pop: 1/48 for Spawning
Drops: Crab Meatx2, Crab Shellx1
Moon Phase: (21%), Watersday

Second Pop: 1/37 for Spawning
Drops: Crab Meatx2, Crab Shellx1
Moon Phase: (79%), Earthsday

Third Pop: 1/3 for Spawning
Drops: Crab Meatx2, Crab Shellx1, Arondightx1
Moon Phase (83%), Watersday

Total Spawns: 3/88
Mean Spawn Rate: 1/29.3
My Drop Rate: 1/3

Hurrah!!! Madness I tell you. Would like to note the third crab was a bit tougher than the other ones, seemed to take 6 crabs to kill him off. Yipee DRK Time - good luck to those trying to farm this, it's a pain but hang in there and...

Never give up! ^_^

Helping a friend with his now: I'll just add onto the spawns

Fourth Pop: 1/6 for Spawning
Drops: Crab Meatx2, Crab Shellx1
Moon Phase (84%), Earthsday

Fifth Pop: 1/2 for Spawning
Drops: Crab Meatx2, Crab Shellx1
Moon Phase (81%), Watersday

Sixth Pop: 1/4 for Spawning
Drops: Crab Meatx2, Crab Shellx1
Moon Phase (52%), Lightsday

Seventh Pop:1/2 for Spawning
Drops: Crab Meatx2, Crab Shellx1
Moon Phase (38%), Iceday

Eigth Pop: 0/20 for Spawning
Stopping at this point.

Edited, Feb 19th 2007 8:48am by Khakster
# Jan 03 2007 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
yay i'm 1/1 on this and only had to use 2 quus to get him to pop ... 15 min +1 robber crab and i got myself a perrty nice sword at lvl 69
# Dec 06 2006 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
got some fishies me 75NIN 73WHM 73RNG whm sneaked me i pop NQ crab. seconf time cancer pops yey i voke pull run zone him RNG shadowbinds. this things acc weel he didnt have any at first was gettin like 1/20 hits on me then like 15%hp he sudenly gets 100% acc o_O np pwn him got drop mwhahahaa
# May 20 2006 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
481 posts
Just got this GS with my lsmates 1/1, we were pretty lucky, RNG75, THF75, RDM75 and BLM75.

We had 2 Haunts and 1 crab too, nasty fight but we did it without too much trouble.

# Aug 11 2006 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
782 posts
According to mythos, this is Sir Lancelot's sword.
Take up the Sword...
# Apr 23 2006 at 1:43 AM Rating: Excellent
4/23/06. 1:40 am. Arondight. 1/2

spent several hours popping crabs, only got the big guy twice. Second time was with my wife (66 blm/whm), and two great ls friends (75thf/nin & 66 rng/nin). Went as 66 DRK/RDM, and claimed the sword. A Special thanks to Randi, Tam, and Skilly on Caitsith. ^_^
RE: Take up the Sword...
# Apr 24 2006 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Yaaaaaaaay, Germonster!!! /praise
Any time, babe...anytime. ^.~
# Apr 03 2006 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah this thing sucks bad to get i spent 35 hours and am 0/5 on drop. o've even tried kiteing it till th2 show up no lucky that was kill 1. the next 4 kill i did solo as a 75nin/thf and it take me damn near half an hour to kill it. I realy want to give up on it but you almost never seen them around . X_x

#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 18 2006 at 3:35 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Oh, I remember that. You were a ***** so I left. Haha.
# Mar 08 2006 at 8:14 PM Rating: Good
294 posts
This NM is a big waste. I'm going to bite the bullet and buy the 1.5mil Mythril Heart..

1/22 on Quus

0/1 on drop
just retarded
# Feb 28 2006 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
Ok this is just rediculous 5/135 on poping him
0/3 on drop killed once by guivre while charming cactuars and once by air ele combo with air faild cactuar charm its just not worth the heart break and time spent... I mean come on SE needs to fix this drop rate for such a weak GS I'm just so damn irratated.
damn Robber Crabs
# Dec 29 2005 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
must..kill....all...crabs..6cancer/100attempts 0/6 drops *psycho*

Edited, Wed Jan 4 17:09:46 2006
damn Robber Crabs
# Dec 29 2005 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
20 Quus l8r and i stil cant get Cancer to pop ;.; grrrr so far been there with SMN70 and 75 RDM72, then PLD71 and RDM70, im DRK62 and it wont pop *sighs* i'll get it one day!
Bad drop rate =(
# Dec 03 2005 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
i'm 10/88 on popping cancer, and 0/10 on the sword. I had my friend /thf with me for 2 or 3 kills, and 3 or 4 kills i invited random thfs that ran by as i fought, still no drop though.
# Nov 20 2005 at 11:20 PM Rating: Default
Ok, for all those sayin they soloed this, where do u pull it to and how >< i just popped it then realized i was surrouned by haunts and such lol
I tried to sleep it with sleep bolts(im a thf), in the end i aggro'd all the haunts and crabs and had to zone x.x so where do u guys pull it to? and how c.c
RE: bah
# Nov 27 2005 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
I camped this with some friends for my husband's DRK last night; here was our strategy.
We had a 75 NIN tank, 70 DRG, 62 DRK, 75 WHM (who, incidentally, was horrible), and 62 BLM/SMN (me). WHM would sneak the DRK, who would then run up to the ??? and trade the quus. Whatever spawned, I would carby pull back to camp, which was right at the mouth of the tunnel just before the room with the spawn point and all the haunts.
We didn't actually get Cancer, but another party camping him did; no drop. And I'm sure I'll get rated down from someone on Caitsith for saying this, but if you ever need a WHM for something high level and potentially dangerous, only invite Veai if you like a WHM who leaves your party members to die when an exp party has a bad pull and links every haunt in the place onto you. Our NIN and DRK both died and deleveled; in lieu of staying and giving them both a Raise III, she warped back to Jeuno and disbanded with no explanation whatsoever. She was supposedly a friend of our DRG; apparently her concepts of "help" and "friendship" are wildly skewed.
# Sep 20 2005 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
Just got this sword, and wow, i've never hit harder as a PLD, the swords great, i really like it, also if you google the sword, you find out its sir lancelot's sword, which is pretttyyyy cool ^^
RE: Justgotit
# Nov 17 2005 at 2:07 PM Rating: Excellent
got it finally... 40+ Quuus traded, 6 pop, 1 drop, easy soloed as a 75nin, not the best g.sword ever, but one of the rarest you can see around, and this is enough^^

Edited, Thu Nov 17 14:18:50 2005
# Sep 10 2005 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
You dont have to kill them, you can either run the risk of Guivre popping on you and camp behind the rocks near the "???" or just have a smn sneak up and carby pull ^^
damn this thing ; ;
# Sep 03 2005 at 4:05 PM Rating: Default
I have tried popping this thing on 3 occasions so far. First time, used up 2 stacks of quus, noe one pop. 2nd time, used half a stack, no pop. 3rd time, use 1 stack, pop on the last, but there was a train all the way to the entrance, so we go kill the train while THF is down by Cancer lookin pretty, after we kill all the trained mobs, it depopped, IT FRIGGIN DEPOPPED! ; ; does anyone know if you have to kill the robber crabs that spawn to be able to spawn Cancer?
dammit ><
# Aug 20 2005 at 5:33 PM Rating: Default
Wow, tried this just now, the crab didn't pop once. I in total used about, almost 2 stacks of quus, hoping to try this one again. Just hope it drops on first lol

Edited, Sat Sep 3 17:13:43 2005
Maybe it wont take much
# Aug 05 2005 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
Just wondering if me (63PLD) and a mithra (70RDM) would be able to fight and live, i hear it doesnt hit hard and i know it might take forever. Should i try to get a couple more people?
# Aug 01 2005 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
Who is that sexy guy? -.o
# Jul 01 2005 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
I got my arondight a LOOOOONNNGGGG time back but this is my first post about it :/ This greatsword rocks easy mobs with the water effect going off for about 60 dmg and about 1/3 or 1/4 of the time. It also does good dmg.

I have an abnormally high drop rate on cancer, 2/5,
(one for my friend and one for me) and this is easily soloed by a 65 ninja. Pld could MAYBE solo this... it would be a really long fight so im not sure, anyways good luck on the hunt :)

Edit: Also there was no thf in my party any of the fights.

Edited, Fri Jul 1 14:05:02 2005
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