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Ascalon
(Great Sword) All Races
DMG:76 DLY:458
STR+3 VIT+3 MND+3
Additional Effect vs. Dragons: Light Damage
Lv.68 WAR/PLD/DRK

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Easy as rdm/nin
# Dec 14 2008 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
Honestly it's ridiculously easy to this sword and/or the shadow masks. Take two rdm/nins down, clear the room, and one rdm for each NM. I've had plenty of experience soloing both as rdm/nin with average gear......not hard.
Taru Plad go!
# Aug 26 2008 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
Just got my drop! :D I randomly ran to BO to see if any NMs were up and saw both up in tha back. Asked LS for help and SMN BLU and PLD came to assist me (Pld72). TOok down RNG (as a mistake in names on pull :P) and then the older brother who was a bit more difficult due to Manafont Thundaga III. 1/1 ^^ Now my PLD has a great Great Sword!
Taru Plad go!
# Sep 05 2008 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Congrats!

This sword drove me to take 6 months off from FFXI. I am just about to reactivate, and the Ascalon is my Nemesis. You should truly be proud to have such a hard drop to get!
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pic
# Oct 31 2007 at 3:36 AM Rating: Decent
nice pic :)
Trioed, not tooo hard.
# Jun 19 2007 at 7:00 PM Rating: Good
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Trio'd NIN/war RDM/whm PLD/rdm had to fight both as they both linked.
No drop. We're only 0/2, though. Damn these guys and their awesome sword.
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# Jun 14 2007 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
Ok here it is. THIS GS IS ONLY GODLY FOR A DRK. Reasons why MND is the Modifier for this. I party in bhaflau thickets or whatever and kill drgs for the most bang for my buck. Light damage with increased MND from a drk is a killer. My damage for is about ranges from 100-120 additional effect 40-50 so thats around 140-170 total. With increased MND its 100-120 additional effect 80-100. So im pretty sure you can do the math here. well GL on this .. I got mine 1/3.

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braver
# Nov 08 2006 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
haha she's doin braver XD bye quadav, anyway decent sword
need some info in this mob
# Aug 21 2006 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
atm 67 drk on rahum what is spawn time cuz thi GS would be great w/ SS so far highes dmg 957 as /war in exp pt and this this GS maybe 1k SS <sweets> so any infor would be nice and also in game /t mirel if wana take this nm down and help me out with ToD.. i would appriciate any info u guys give me


PS thx in advance
worst luck
# Jul 01 2006 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I want this sword so badly, but luck truely is not on my side, i am currently 0/28 on this sword. I've done everything i cant think fo and it still will not drop
nice pic
# Jun 05 2006 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
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wow that must have been a hard picture too bad you cannot see persons face
W00t got it
# Mar 01 2006 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
I finally got it! 1/3

on the whole 3 times I fought them, it was the same set up: PLD75/WAR37(me) RDM75/NIN37(tank), WHM75/SMN37(puller/healer) and THF75/NIN37(DD and TH2)

The RNG is pretty easy, just his 2hour that hurts, but never killed the RDM thx to Stoneskin ^^

The BLM is abit harder, but once again didn't have much trouble, just Paralyze him so it sometimes makes him unable to cast his -ga III spells :P

GL to anyone attempting to get this baby ^^
love it
# Feb 28 2006 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
Ok now this is worth it As a 70 bst i have no trouble soloing either or both NMs i killed them today with a buddy bst of mine no drop but im anxious to get back at it again as for Arondight however you might spend months camping that rediculous GS and have nothing to show for it... just sooo damn stupid. As for Light damage vrs Dragons okgo and since Phanduron is a blm does not take long to kill him <3 Blm weak def.. just look at the delay on that weapon this is Grade A in my book why buy Balmung???

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Just got it!
# Feb 28 2006 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Just got it!

It has been 1/5 for me 3/7 total. I allways killed him first then Dex second. But this time we took it the other way and it dropped!

I'm so happy... now I got one of every kind of Rare/ex weapon for my Pally.

Edited, Tue Feb 28 10:30:08 2006
NICE PIC!
# Feb 18 2006 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
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O.O
RE: NICE PIC!
# Feb 24 2006 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
holy crap i just wanna kiss that pic! Kudos to whoever (whomever?) took it! /praise
random sword for me
# Feb 03 2006 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
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wow... i had no idea what this sword was, never even seen anyone on the server with it, BUT i got it yesterday, a rdm friend dragged me out, something about a shadow mask, well me her and a another friend kicked both of these NMS asses and yes we carby pulled. Got the GS drop and nothing else. So it went to me and now, i guess now i have to lvl great sword! =/
>< I want this
# Jan 29 2006 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
As of right now im 0/2 >< Id be more but I cant get anyone to help. Ive only seen 1 person on Ragnarok with it. Isnt that hard of a NM just watch for the other NM thats in the same area. >< this is soon to be mine!
Proc rate on Dragon/Wyvern
# Nov 26 2005 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
Whats the proc rate, and dmg, on Dragon/Wyvern type mobs? It looks like a very interesting weapon.
RE: Proc rate on Dragon/Wyvern
# Nov 28 2005 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
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It proc's every attack roughly 40-50 extra damage vs
a shadow dragon in xarcabard.
LOL
# Sep 08 2005 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
ROFL I Love that Pic, wtf is going on there. lol
RE: LOL
# Oct 07 2005 at 1:07 AM Rating: Good
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Drg abil "Jump".
RE: LOL
# Oct 09 2005 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I hope that was a joke ^^.

The WS "Ground Strike".

Player jumps into the air, bringing the Great sword over there head, smashing it down on the mob. 250 Quested skill for WAR/PLD/DRK
RE: LOL
# Oct 09 2005 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
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(Edit of a double post -_-)

0/3 Myself...

On our server a JP LS keeps 1 mule down there every 70-75 hours. So you can just check the area for this player and know its around that time again. An easy fight, but pulling down a THF, RDM, BLM, and puller in a short amount of time is a pain.

Edited, Sun Oct 9 22:07:51 2005
Got it 1/11
# Aug 08 2005 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
It took me roughly 11 attempts until the sword dropped. When it dropped my LS came in droves and we overkilled the shadow. It's been fun hutning these guys for the past few months (due to lost ToD, lost claim and misc. reasons) but finally getting the drop was beautiful. It's a very pretty sword, and I plan on using it whole-heartedly. Having hunted them with such dedication, I can tell you all that their spawn is 60-72 hours for sure. However, moreso than not they have spawned in the last 2-3 hours of that 12 hour window, and rarely any sooner. The drop rate can suck pretty badly, but if you have some lucky THFs or know a THF with a THF knife, bring him or her or them along if you can. I'm glad I'm done with these NMs now. On to rarer and more obscure items. (I've only seen two of these on Shiva, one person said they had it but never showed me, and now I have the third or fourth.)

NIN or PLD can tank these. I recommend NIN to conserve mp so the pt can be healed after Phanduron Manafonts and starts casting -ga spells. I've never seen anyone able to Stun him irregardless of Manafonting or the caster ESing Stun. Just have a decent pt, of high level and you'll be fine. Carby pull does work, and so does BST pull. I've been using both. Remember to SNEAK then Carby or BST pull. Happy hunting.
got it
# Jun 15 2005 at 4:42 AM Rating: Excellent
carby pull don't work on shadows: we carby pulled the BLM-type and immediately the RNG-type run to us... (ranger's shadowbind works) i soloed the RNG-type while the others were fighting the BLM-type, i saw at least one -GA3 that put everybody at yellowHp, then after my friends defeated the BLM, also the RNG gone, but before die he done to me a Dimensional Death per 580+dmg and Eagle Eye Shot per 984 dmg, i died, but we won.. BLM drop Ascalon, Mask and some crystals, RNG drop Mask.. (adventure)(fun)(excitement)^^
we was 75War (me), 71Pld, 75Drk, 75Whm, 75Blm, 74Blm, 72Rng, 68Rng,

Edited, Wed Jun 15 05:44:54 2005
RE: got it
# Nov 01 2005 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Not saying that you're wrong, but pet pulling can be tricky on caster types - esp. blm. If you release your pet and the mob starts casting a long spell (example AM) instead of coming towards you, there a chance that other mobs will link with it again. I only mention this because others have said that this can in fact be carby pulled.
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3kills no sword
# May 27 2005 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
My friends and I killed Phan for the third time today, no drop. I takes longer to get ppl to the spawn site then it does to actually kill both the NMs together. All three successful kills we had a PLDs tanking <Dissenter and Newbsrus> and We've Carby pulled Phan first and then Dex. Out of 3 kills on Phan and 2 on Dex we only have 2 masks to show for the hard work and death. BTW Dex's eagel eye shot killed Newbsrus at near full health. Also they seem to have a strange spawn timer. I've been checking on them several times a day for the past 5 days and only found them once.

Edited, Fri May 27 17:50:58 2005
RE: 3kills no sword
# May 28 2005 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
This NM has a max pop time of a little more than 3 earth days, so seeing it once within 5 day is normal.
Hmm
# May 12 2005 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Once I get 75 I'm definetly gonna try and get this sword, simply because it's so rare...
>< Grrrrr
# Apr 03 2005 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm 0\2 on drops from this bad boy. He don't joke around. Paralyze it and hope it stops his -aga's, which both times it did. It gimped him badly. Don't bother with a pld tanking this, dimensional death will annihilate him. after i killed them both once, i checked again every night afterwards. i didnt see him again until almost 2 weeks later, so im pretty sure the 72+ hrs is correct if not more like 1 week. but i doubt its 2 weeks because the japanese might have gotten him. i know of no one on my server currently camping him ever. they just sit there unclaimed for days if i didnt go check on my "children" every now and then :P. There are better GS's, but damn its gotta be pimp just to have it. shows u worked hard for something as well. both times only 1 shadow mask dropped period. no crossbow or GS from them either time. Bring a THF!
St. George and the Dragon
# Mar 28 2005 at 2:14 PM Rating: Default
According to a legend of the Middle Ages there once lived in a distant pagan land a dreadful monster called a dragon. The flapping of its great batlike wings could be heard for miles around. With a single blow of its terrible claws it could fell an ox. From its nostrils came clouds of smoke and flame that brought death to those who breathed it.
Every year a young girl was offered to it to prevent it from rushing upon the city and destroying all the inhabitants. One year the lot fell to Princess Sabra, daughter of the king. She was saved by the valiant St. George, youngest and bravest of the seven champions of Christendom.

With his magic sword Ascalon, he wounded the monster so badly that the princess was able to put her sash about its head and lead it to the marketplace of the town. There St. George slew it with one blow. Won over to the Christian faith by this deed of its champion, the people were baptized.

.............Revelation 12:9-10
St. George and the Dragon
# Jun 15 2007 at 5:02 AM Rating: Good
You know, I looked up the verse in question, and you totally made that sh*t up.

It is the sword of Saint George, but you made all that other silly sh*t up. thanks a lot.
hey
# Mar 12 2005 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Tydeis, you should post a fasion pic
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