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Kodachi of Trials
(Katana) All RacesLv.71 NIN

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Dynamis WS Pts.
# May 06 2007 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
I don't see this mentioned here, but I just learned (since I needed 357 points to break it [and I got 57 points in Dynamis tonight]) that you cannot use your weapon and expect to gain points for it in Dynamis. They will not count which makes it totally useless, sadly.
Dynamis WS Pts.
# Jun 30 2007 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
for future reference, in dynamis. no exp, no point accumilation fo any kind. the only thing that applies is exp loss when you die.
# May 30 2005 at 1:48 AM Rating: Decent
Ok here is the correction.

I was wrong about a few things

The point system is correct (1, 2, 3, 5)

However you must perform the last weaponskill in the Skillchain for it to be considered for more than one point.
RE: correction
# May 31 2005 at 9:13 AM Rating: Good
122 posts
Oops, I forgot to add that to my *note statement. You are correct. You are only awarded the higher point if you close the Skillchain. Starting any Level 1, 2, or 3 skillchain will only reward 1 point.

Edited, Tue May 31 10:16:32 2005
Some corrected information
# May 29 2005 at 10:02 AM Rating: Default
I do not believe that there is a 5 point award for any skill chains, I was doing some Darkness SC's today on some VT+ and up mobs and earned 318 points according to CeeFive's theory. The latent has not unlocked, and I am 100% certain on my tally based upon my parser and my hand recorded results. The way I see it with my points for the 5 point SC's that I did reduced to 3 points per SC, It makes me at about 287, I'll be back to confirm or reject my result when I obtain the latent effect degredation.
RE: Some corrected information
# Jun 14 2005 at 3:38 AM Rating: Good
379 posts
I would not doubt this at all.

I was finishing LVL3 darkness SCs on robber crabs. I got 720xp, with an avg of 9xp per mob. That's 80 mobs. Sure, I missed a couple SCs, but not 20+ mobs worth.

While this isn't as accurate as a parser (PS2), it still should be pretty close.
# May 19 2005 at 1:33 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
<um...> this weapon skill is a lvl 240 Katana skill and could be used at lvl 69 if SE didnt ***** up and make the katana lvl 72 which is complete BS.
Anyways you dont need to have any skill points put into your Katana skill to get this quest, otherwise how do you think anyone had gotten this ws b4 SE put in the option of getting skill points for ppl already at 75.
RE: info
# May 19 2005 at 2:28 PM Rating: Good
122 posts
I'm sorry, but your information is incorrect. The Katana itself is a level 71 weapon, however you can not obtain it until you are level 72 and your current katana skill must be at a minimum of 250 (capped at 249 at level 71). What you are referencing are called "Merit points" which are obtainable post level 75 and do not apply to this quest. There are some jobs/weapons that have a A, and A+ rating which can begin their quests at level 71 with a minimum weapon skill level of 230 (club) and 240 (A+, thf/dagger, drg/polearm, pld/sword). Unfortunately, in our case, we are an A- with katana and this particular WS quest requires that we have a minimum weapon skill of 250 (cap 249 at 71, cap 254 at 72) before Ryoma will give it to us. /comfort

Edited, Thu May 19 16:35:58 2005
Elemental Spells
# May 17 2005 at 1:22 PM Rating: Excellent
Turns out the crab is 100% immune to elemental spells. Took 0 damage to Thunder IV, Blizzard IV, even Hyoton: Ni. Plan according, a blm is little more than a stunner/healer for this fight ; ;
RE: Elemental Spells
# May 17 2006 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
817 posts
I know this post is a year old but they must have changed this recently or something, my 74 rdm was doing 300+ blizzard 3s on him(with es and w/o) which is about half of what I usually do with blizzard 3. So he isnt ummune with elemental, only he takes about half damgage.
Quest Info
# May 12 2005 at 12:49 PM Rating: Excellent
122 posts
Starting Location: Norg
Starting NPC: Ryoma

Requirements: Level 71+ with minimum 250 Katana skill.

NOTE* You can not obtain this quest until you have reached level 72 and gained the 1 katana skill point needed to hit 250. Since katana is an A- weapon it will cap at 249 at level 71 and he will not let you start the quest. /sigh

Talk to Ryoma in Norg to recieve the quest. You are given Key Item: Weapons Training Guide, and the katana "Kodachi of Trials". You must train your weapon by using weapon skills and participating in skill chains to earn points and remove the latent effect of the weapon. You must accumulate a total of 300 points before returning to norg and trading it back to Ryoma. The "Latent Effect" attribute will not disappear when you examine the katana, however you can tell if you've reached the quota because your HP will not increase by 20 if unequiped and re-equiped. If you have made this minimum point quota on the weapon he will give you another key item and you must now head to Labrinth of Onzozo. Go to Southwest corner of I-5 and examine the ??? and Megapod Megalops (Crab) will spawn. We were able to easily defeat him with 1 71 Ranger, 63 Red Mage, and myself (72 NIN). He has pretty high defense, alot of hit points and hits like a freight train if you get caught with your shadows down (300-400+). The fight is very straight forward and he can easily be debuffed with Slow, Paralyze, Blind, etc. Once you have defeated Megapod Megalops, examine the ??? and obtain your final key item. At this point return to Ryoma in Norg and speak with him to obtain your new 250 WS Blade: Ku.

Points earring system (* The trail weapon must be in your main weapon slot to obtain points, and you must close the Skillchain in order to obtain the higher point.):
1 point = Single Weapon Skill
2 point = Level 1 Skill chain
3 point = Level 2 Skill chain (Fusion, Fragmentaion, Distortion)
5 point = Level 3 Skill chain

Edited, Tue May 31 10:14:43 2005
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