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Katayama Ichimonji
(Great Katana) All Races
DMG:28 DLY:450
Lv.10 SAM

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#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 27 2006 at 3:13 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i was omw to camp leapin lizzy and was using rng as my sub for rdm and i looked and saw the weird name and i didnt think of it so i went up and saw it and i fought it after 20 secs of fightin i got drop so i went and got sam same day got it to 10 i equipted it and my dmg went from 27 to 43 and i was like ???? this is a great wepon i really sujjest campin it if you lvl sam
how quick?
# Feb 03 2006 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
this was great... i read the post and i thought "hey im gonna go camp carnero for it" i get up there and i see someone fighting it, i thought damnit but he just said.. "do u need the katana?" of course i did so he invited me and there was the drop. easy and quick ^^
# Jan 23 2006 at 11:59 PM Rating: Decent
this great katana is good till 16 but to get its a pain i ran up both hills to get it and spent 3 hours to get it but i highly recemend this great katana to all samurai
# Jan 06 2006 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
This sword is definatly one of the best ones to find. It will actually last you well until you're rdy to pt in kazham. It's so great and perfer for sam. They need STR and DEX so it's perfect. It's a must have for all low lvl sam especially since you will miss a lot. GET THIS SWORD!
About attack
# Jan 05 2006 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
I've seen people saying that this katana is better all the way through 20 by virtue of attack alone, but what you need to realize is that changing weapons doesn't affect attack. The only reason the attack for this is +1 is because of the little STR boost. You can swap between a DMG:1 and DMG: 33 weapon, and your attack will not change.

Attack is affected by +STR, +ATK, and your actual skill level with the weapon. Don't be fooled by the number for Attack, it isn't the only thing determining damage.
RE: About attack
# May 10 2006 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
435 posts
but what you need to realize is that changing weapons doesn't affect attack

OK...but what you need to realize is using Vorpal Blade with an Onion Sword sucks, so obviously the weapon has something to do with it. I usually nail a VB for about 450+ on a TW/EP, yet with weaker swords I'm very lucky to break 100.

I tested this theory as a naked 62PLD in Ghelsba Outpost while waiting for a BCNM group to arrive. With a Longsword, the damage was simply horrid. When I re-equipped my Gluttony Sword, the damage went back up to where it should be. I've tested this on seperate occasions with a club, dagger, greatsword, scythe, and great axe.

Now, a minor change in base damage might not make that noticeable a change ( like a level 10 katana vs. a level 16 ), but believe me when I say that the bigger the difference in base damage, the bigger the difference in damage output.
RE: About attack
# Jul 12 2006 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
There is a big difference between attack and damage. It doesn't matter what lvl the sword is, your skill is the same, and unless the sword has a +att or +dex, the att will be the same. On the other had, the damage will be vastly different, as you said.
RE: About attack
# Feb 26 2006 at 9:27 PM Rating: Default
ok then u go get a lvl 70+ great axe and a lvl one dagger, nothing changes but the base attack right? im sure ull notice a difference. im not trying to put u down or anything but thats very, very false. i have a blau dolch, and in case u dont know the latent effect (DMG 28) is active under 100% TP and during WS. when u hit 100% TP the base dmg becomes 22 and ill go from hitting for 40-80+ on criticals to 20-50. base dmg makes a huge difference.

and btw, this katana rocks. my buddy got it today for his lvl 11 SAM. he was hitting for 60ish dmg in DUNES. i think hes got sum merits into STR from his DRK but either way, tanking against him was hopeless lol.

Edited, Sun Feb 26 21:28:32 2006
How long to use this wonderful weapon?
# Dec 29 2005 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
1,085 posts
I got this wonderful weapon when my SAM was level 9 and have been using it since I hit level 10. It really does make a difference when fighting!

I'm just wondering when does it "run out of steam?" At what level should I look at upgrading to another weapon and in your opinion what should that weapon be?

IBHalliwell - Discovering meele can be fun. Yeah, I shocked a lot of people when they saw me as a SAM! After all, I've been a mage for over 18 RL months.
Love it.
# Dec 16 2005 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
I got the pop, after about 20 mins of killing sheep.

I tried it out, and was hitting EP's for damage in the 70's range. I'd say it's totally worth the camp.
Love it.
# Dec 16 2005 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
double post. my Bad.

Edited, Fri Dec 16 13:24:25 2005
Love it.
# Dec 16 2005 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
Sorry my computer lagged up. I posted like 3 times accidently... forgive me?

Edited, Fri Dec 16 13:23:14 2005
nm drop
# Dec 11 2005 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
yeah i was lvling a mule and saw carnero impossible to gauge so i tried killing it with 300% tp hit it for 50 with hard slash on my war and still had to use mighty strikes now i have to lvl up my elvann war to 30 so i can do quest to weild this beautiful peice of weaponry

Got it
# Oct 21 2005 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
I logged back on after the emergency maintenance ran over to Vomp Hill to get this sucker. Ran around the 2nd level of hill 2 times around and by the 3rd time there Carnero was! About 15 secs later the prized Katayama Ichimonji was mine! As with all other threads I think this has a 100% drop rate.
# Sep 16 2005 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
I got this awhile back. Camped for 10 minutes, Carneo spawned, I killed it and got drop *of course*. I'm 22 at the moment and i still use it. It's better than the katana at lvl 20 by one attack if you try em both on.

Edited, Fri Sep 16 11:40:03 2005
Worth it
# Aug 18 2005 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
I got this. sadly i'm a 52 Sam, but the stats....are DAMN worth it
Nice GKT
# Aug 15 2005 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
Heh I got bored and decided to get this. I camped this for around 30 min, killing every single sheep I saw. RNG sub is cool but its not nessessary. The GKT droped seems to be 100% like everyone saids. hehe cool GKT to have
Sheepish Antics...
# Aug 04 2005 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
This definitely looks like a lotto spawn, and I'm very grateful it is a RARE/EX. I (lvl 50 RDM) was out farming in South Gustaberg for various items by training a crapload of sheeps, gobs, bees, bats and whatever else spawns on the hill when I saw in the log "Carneros hit for x damage." I was like "WTH is a Carnero?" I tab keyed around and there was this... sheep...I quickly dispatched it with a few spells and a couple swings of my Degen (it was already half-dead from my Blaze Spikes... ROFL) and the Katana dropped... I was like schuweet! Stats looks good on this li'l beauty... and not a single gil-seller was in sight looking for this thing. Later on I talked with some ppl on the hill and they had been wiped by this thing... at least I managed to avenged them as well... heh. Maybe I should make a run at Lizzy again now that the boots are Rare...

I am now tempted to do the SAM quest just so I can use this li'l beauty and show off to all the ppl out in Valkurm... ROFL.
NM and Great Katana
# Jul 24 2005 at 12:47 AM Rating: Excellent
60 posts
Ok, I just got my Katayama Ichimonji Today, and i'm going to share everything that I know about it.
First off, getting to the NM.
Carnero is easy enough to get to, being in South Gustaburg on the second level of Vamp hill. As of all of the other posts i've read, he seems to only pop on the second level. I camped him for well over 30 minutes, however, as 43monk with Ranger subbed for Widescan. Widescan is helpful when there aren't many other campers, because it allows you to cover the entire I-9 I-8 range for Carnero's spawn. Although many believe it to be a 30 minute respawn, I feel that it is most definately a lottery pop, 30 minutes - 1 hour plus. I was there for at least an hour searching for mine, and I don't see that anyone else could have killed it, unless they were very lucky and it spawned right in front of them, and they were strong enough to kill it in a few hits :P When I got there, there was a 75Rdm/Nin and a 54Pld/War, both hunting for the NM. The Rdm and I were both hunting Ornery Sheep in the "intersection" of paths, lower I-9, second level of Vamp. We chatted abit, but then he went to the center of the path and didn't move, or attack any other mobs. The Paladin drifted off somewhere, didn't see him leave, and I continued to kill everything. After 45 minutes, the Rdm D/Ced, and I screamed like a little fat kid eating cupcakes. He never came back on, and I constantly checked widescan for Carnero. After about the 70th check, lol, I see his name on widescan, > Track > Run > Attack! I got him with no competition around. He died before I was able to fire off a Raging Fists lol. I was exstatic when I saw the item's name on my screen. Carnero popped at 9:53, in the top portion of I-9, right where other Ornery sheep spawned. The sword itself is very nice, incredible. Luckily, my Samurai job is level 10, so I ran into my mog house to equip it, and it is lovely^ ^ The stats are Lv. 10 Samurai, DMG: 28 450 Delay STR+1 DEX+1 I think i'm going to have to level Samurai now lol. I also have two pictures of my character with Katayama Ichimonji equipped, one a fashion shot, one of it in action wooping an easy prey turtle's ***, its very cool. If anyone would like to see the pics, email me at stufiscul@aol.com Ill send either or both^ ^ If you have any questions about the NM or the sword you can email them to me too, im glad to help any way I can. Good luck to all of you who try to get this beauty^ ^ /cheer!
Only one problem...
# Jul 21 2005 at 1:28 PM Rating: Default
185 posts
You have to be near Bastok to get it... XD
# Jul 21 2005 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
They pretty much had to make this one a rare/ex. It's too easy, too close to a city and too good a piece of equipment to have it otherwise. They probably wouldn't sell for much if it wasn't because of how many people would be camping the NM.
100% drop rate i think
# Jul 20 2005 at 10:38 PM Rating: Good
171 posts
as far as i can tell, this is 100%, it's lotto off the sheeps i think. within 30minutes, myself and a ninja camping it for his sam each killed the thing and we both got the drop (neither using thf sub)
Got it
# Jul 20 2005 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
10hrs ago Carnero poped, killed and got the katana, maybe is 100% drop?

Dmg is very nice, i hit as drk's in dunes, is awesome till 16.
re: nm item
# Jul 20 2005 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
WHy would gil sellers camp a rare/ex?
RE: re: nm item
# Jul 20 2005 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
120 posts
That's the point. I think he's saying that more NM items should be Rare/Ex so that gil sellers don't camp them, and people that actually want the item can get it.
RE: re: nm item
# Jul 20 2005 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
90 posts
Its not just to stop gil sellers, but gil buyers as well. This is just another testiment that the best items in this game cant be bought, only earned. Hopefully, with more items like this, people will me more inclined to get up and hunt their grar rather than buy gil.
re: nm item
# Jul 20 2005 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent

Just acquired it, too. The extra dex and str is very well welcomed. I posted a little information about getting it in the Carnero thread.
proper nm item
# Jul 20 2005 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
this item is a proper nm item u wont get dumb gilsellers camping this beauty
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