ZM8 - Return to Delkfutt's Tower  

Start Area: Chamber of Oracles
Related Areas:Stellar Fulcrum
Related Mobs:Kam'lanaut
Min Level:65
Max Level:75
(Average from 11 ratings)
This Quest requires Zilart
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: ZM7 - The Chamber of Oracles
Next Mission: ZM9 - Ro'Maeve
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Hurry to Delkfutt's Tower and stop the Zilartian princes from completing their plan to open the Gate of the Gods.


Head to Lower Delkfutt's Tower. If you have the Delkfutt Key, make a left at the first fork and go to E-8. Then go to H-8 and search for ???. Click it and you'll be transported to Upper Delkfutt's Tower. At Upper Delkfutt's Tower, go to F-8 through the door, and go up the stairs to the 11th floor. Remember to sneak/invisible as you can get aggro from bats and giants. Watch out for dolls and pots that aggro to magic.

On the 11th floor, go to J-6, then on the 12th floor go to F-10. Zone through the portal to Stellar Fulcrum. You will enter into a BCNM battle with Kam'lanaut.

Battle Notes

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Return to Delkfutt's Tower Spoilers page.

Mission Series

This mission is part of the Rise of the Zilart mission series. The complete mission series includes:

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My Party Setup
# Mar 23 2006 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
46 posts
Did this with following set up:

75 NIN/WAR (me)

Fight took about 11 minutes, no deaths, no problems. I think having 2 NIN makes this thing fairly easy (maybe also because I'm 75).

I would tank it like normal until I was out of images which happened a lot due to AoE (dispelga, silencega, Grand Fall). Afterwards, I would kite it hoping to avoid Light Blade (can anyone confirm that you can avoid Light Blade by kiting?) until the other NIN would voke it which didn't take long. Then I would get images back up and tank it again.

Only possible problem was when hate reset right after other NIN voked and WHM got hate from cure. Luckily it didn't Light Blade and I was able to get it's attention with Ninjitsu.

We basically did that and slowly chipped away at it's HP. At the end, had WAR Mighty Strikes, Raging Rush, Meditate, Raging Rush to finish it off. This was however unecessary since we were still in good health and had plenty of MP.

BTW, it might of been completely uneccesary to kite, but being my first time, I wanted to play it safe.

Edited, Thu Mar 23 21:49:04 2006
The Safe Route (Rdm Tank)
# Mar 18 2006 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
128 posts
if you want everything to run smooth no deaths, have a
rdm/nin tank for you.

have everyone else stay out of range and support you when you need it.
i.e. erase when rdm is slowed, stun, when rdm is casting ichi. regen, etc.
don't cast any nukes, don't do anything to pull hate away from rdm.
and dont join the rdm, cuz the last thing he/she needs is to be spammed with light blade cuz you gave kam a buncha tp.

my pt setup was

smn's are a great help to speed up the battle, basically my guy joachim did all the dmg.
he summoned avatar, bp, then released and let me tank again.
he 2hrd half way through and pulled off 3 astrals flows.
my blm ben and my drk ten, who was gonna go thf but we thought the extra stun would be helpful, which it was, kept me erased, regend, and stunned to save my ***.
the last 2 stood back till kam had about 1/13 life left then came in an 2hrd.
actually they could have come in sooner we just wanted to be sure.

rdm/nin just keep haste on yourself if no whm is around, watch for his -ga spells, it wipes your shadows completely. stoneskin/phalanx was helpful. honestly, i can see rdm/war have better odds than rdm/nin.
my shadows went down alot at bad times.
also, after all your buffs on are, throw on a quick bar spell so that will be the thing that is dispeled.

i got red a few times, fyi, im not a pimped out rdm/nin, any 74-75 rdm can handle it.
but i just cured myself and converted when necessary. backup cures from your pt members, nothing higher than cure2 helps a bunch too.

about kam, he will throw down dispelga, slowga, silencga. easy to deal with, have your ppls support you and make sure you bring echodrops. PAY ATTENTION: my guys were on top of everything, last thing a rdm needs is to be standing there slowed cuz the eraser wasnt paying attention. i didnt have any problems like this, my guys saved my ***.
light blade barely goes off, at least with me it didnt. try to keep kam away from others.

most important thing, try not to have other ppls pull hate.

17minute fight, full life for everyone at the end, and sky in our grasps.

Awesome fight and storeyline.
# Mar 17 2006 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
I did this today with following setup.

1 BLM75
1 BST72
1 BRD73
1 PLD68
1 BLM71

and me WAR72 with NIN sub.

The BLM75 she was suppose to be main healer but got killed at start of fight after about 30 sec. Guess she did her part of nuking ^^

PLD could not hold hate so that saved him some time when I had it with shadows up and I did most the melee damage and had allot hate but BST with pet did help to and me for geting shadows up again but hopelessly couse Kam'lanaut like to spam Dispelga to remove our presious shadows.

Never the less we managed to get trught it I was the last one who falled and BST and BRD was alive, Kam'lanaut was close to death and BST had full TP so did the finishing blow and just before that I got up to help (I had RR2 on) but we did it as a full party of nice smart people who did a good job.

Dispelga do not remove RR no so if you care about your EXP go get a your Reraise Gorget.

STAY allive is the key word on this, if just one stay allive all in party will succes :)
PLD or NIN not needed
# Mar 16 2006 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
37 posts
MY buddies and i just went down to do this
65 BRD/whm me
69 RNG/nin thadaga
68 DRK/nin sendesi
75 MNK/nin XXgooombaXX
70 DRG/whm Canotto
74 BLM/whm Chobbabobba

First things first that htere ins't a tnk or a healer
Well first battle we all just basically 2hrd except blm. MNK when down first then rng then me
drg drk then blm from aoe/light blade
by the time blm died there was 1% left
Songs were mambo and march

after about an hr we tried again and won
carol and mambo on this one
we had nothing no med no 2hrs abosolutely nothing and we still won
Damn fun fight
# Mar 06 2006 at 6:32 AM Rating: Good
did this yesterday, setup:
68SAM/WAR (me)

NIN was tanking for most of the fight, PLD there for backup.
went in, started fighting, let NIN build hate and TP, then busted out Darkness with him for some decent dmg, then ate a melee hit then a light blade >< (Third Eye wasnt round as i had used at start of fight)
so i go down (1213 is 100 off my max HP) so thats ok, about that time, something happened (did see exactly what coz was RRing and getting out of AOE range) but anyhoo, the pld goes down in 1/2 hits coz of light balde. so pld RRs and heals up in the corner while i go back and melee with the nin. fight is going ok, im busting out Gekko as often as i can (i thought the silence helped, others didnt notice) but when he got down to 10/15% he started resetting hate alot, (about this time the pld got weakened and came back with a useful voke as was beating on the mages) nin gets hate back and the BLM finishes with Blizaga IV(?) and he goes down.
the NIN did an excelent job tanking it and although the PLD was weakened alot of the fight, we prolly wudda wiped w/o his voke (i was out of range with gravity ><). shadows are preferable for taking light blade, pld shud be ok with quick mages and good gear.

Note: to any SAMs that do this, be ready with Third Eye, and hit macro when he redies it if u got hate, it takes a while to actually do the dmg so u shud get it up no problem.

TY to all who took part in the fight, we rocked!

(my spelling is bad, i know, plz dont hold it against me >.>;;)
RE: Damn fun fight
# Mar 06 2006 at 7:08 AM Rating: Good
221 posts
PLD didn't RR himself. I raised him :P

Yeah this was a very fun fight, all you need is a ninja and lots and lots of echo drops!!! Preferably if you're the WHM like me you'll remember to keep barspells up for his Dispellga. I didn't. >.> We still won though :)

Edited, Tue Mar 7 05:00:15 2006
RE: Damn fun fight
# Mar 09 2006 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
umm wtf do u need a nin for.. im a pld and i tanked this 2 times np...
RE: Damn fun fight
# Mar 10 2006 at 8:12 AM Rating: Good
221 posts
Our pld got one shotted by light blade. (1k+ damage on a 67 PLD) Ok maybe you dont need a nin but I bet they make it easier ~
RE: Damn fun fight
# Jun 27 2006 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
did it 75rdm/drk, 65rng, 64rng, 72nin, 75pld. wiped twice because we just ran out of mp. Tried nin tank, he got one shotted twice by lightblade. Then pld tanked it down to 15%, then caught an aoe and lightblade and rdm went down cure IV'ing. Followed shortly by pld when he caught another aoe. Pld tank is much better in my opinion.
Damn fun fight
# Mar 06 2006 at 6:32 AM Rating: Default
double ><

Edited, Mon Mar 6 05:31:00 2006
damn fun fight
# Mar 06 2006 at 6:30 AM Rating: Default
triple ><

Edited, Mon Mar 6 05:31:50 2006
damn fun fight
# Mar 06 2006 at 6:30 AM Rating: Default
Quadriple <sp?> ><

Edited, Mon Mar 6 05:32:54 2006
damn fun fight
# Mar 06 2006 at 6:29 AM Rating: Default
errr, the 5th one >< i hate my PC sometimes

Edited, Mon Mar 6 05:33:47 2006
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# Feb 24 2006 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
ok so, I was hoping to have ZM8 done last night, but things just didnt go as expected.. my party set up kinda went like this..

65RNG/NIN (me)
65DRK/RDM (RDM sub for dispel)

looking at some of these other party set-ups its pretty clear that a PLD just cannot tank this guy. we tried twice.. got him down to 15% the first fight cause a BLM got wiped early on with light blade.. the second fight i was pumped and ready to go.. well my barrage did 600+ and i got hate, gave him tp and he hit me with light blade for about 1146 >< lol. my hp is only 1010. needless to say I was dead man walking.. but even with me getting wiped out with him at 95% my party managed to get him down to 15% again before getting wiped. Although i only have 900 exp to play with which is a lil down from my original 1.8k i had prior to ZM6. but as long as I have enough for dynamis who cares right? We plan to try this again tonight, with hopefully a WAR/NIN, or NIN/WAR tank that can absorb his WS's.. But if anyone is on RAMUH and you wanna chip in and help, message me.. ign: Lusaris
# Feb 21 2006 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
Ok our experience, our setup was:


Point No1: Getting to the Stellar Fulcrum

Our party got lost getting there in the first place. Make sure once you zone upto Lv10, that instead of heading towards Porpyrion (The NM you kill in Mission 3-3), you head down the other tunnel (I think Southwards) and follow it to some stairs. Head up the stairs, and you should see the telepoint on the opposite side.

Point No2: The Battle

Some people say it is easy, some people say it was hard. Its all down to how good your party is. We went into the battle arena, down the stairs and the PLD voked it, the SAM joined him and he pulled it to the far left of the arena. The mages (I was the BLM) headed to the far right of the arena. This was important for 2 reasons:

1. When he occasionally resets hate, he has to travel a fair distance to hit the mages.
2. When he does Silencga, the mages can run out of range before he casts it.

Even as a lv75 PLD he got hit pretty heavily. The key to this battle for us was

1: RDM's trying to debuff him and provide backup cures.
2: The BLM nuking him slowly (Dont go Chain Nuking him because if he resets hate in the middle of it, he will come after you)
3: The WHM doing his obvious job.

Key Point: From our battle experience, the WHM will run out of MP, so once the WHM gets down to low MP, it is important for the RDM's to take over and heal.

Key Key Point: If im honest we didnt have very good RDM's becuase they were a little slow at curing and they had their priorities wrong. The Priority is to keep the PLD alive, NOT cast Stoneskin and Blink when the PLD is at 300HP. IT IS IMPORTANT, that the there is always 1 RDM up to heal because if both sit down, the PLD dies and basically the battle is over.

Towards the end of the battle this very same situation happened, but luckily we get him down to about 5% HP and i could finish him off with Manafront.

His Lightblade skill is easily handed by the PLD, but if he hits the mages it can be deadly. He hit me (the BLM) with it in our first attempt and it did 1124HP damage.

Final point: Make sure that the mages bring Echo Drops. On 2 occasions after he reset hate, he did silencga whilst approaching the mages. It shouldnt happen anymore than 2 or 3 times but bring a stack to be safe.

This is my first post, so feel free to rate up!
Some Vid
# Feb 03 2006 at 11:49 AM Rating: Excellent
60 posts
My CoP Static helped me with this a few weeks back and i made a Vid out of it :o


For this fight, all you really need is a... Ninja and a White Mage
RE: Some Vid
# Mar 08 2006 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
Now this is a wicked video!! Great job! Cheers!
He ain't THAT scary...
# Jan 31 2006 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
235 posts
Did this about a month or two ago with pretty much 4 1/2 people. Party setup was this:

WHM70/SMN35 (Me)
DRK61/WAR30 (Name fails me)
SMN75/WHM37 (Talinia)
RDM69/BLM34 (Kaytolam)
WAR75/NIN37 (Orionn)

We simply had Talinia use Fenrir to buff the party with Ecliptic Growl to counteract his Dispelga, and also using Garuda for DD. Light Blade isn't too much of a worry unless you have nuke or Cure happy mages. As long as you don't go nuts with WS and nukes, and take your time, hate won't really be an issue.

Orionn did an absolutely amazing job tanking, and after a pretty long fight of about 10-15 minutes, we beat him with completely full health; Talinia 2hring him simply cos she got bored. XD

A very very simple fight, we were never in any danger of losing. A shout out to everyone who helped, you all were awesome. :D
Strange set-up
# Jan 29 2006 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
This Mission isn't all that hard with a well-balanced party. I'm on Gilgamesh server and recently had the chance to get 3x LS mates past this mission. We were insane to try it but Wth, it's only xp.
Party set-up was as follows.
O yea only 4 person party. We r nuts sometimes. Anyway we go in ,buff up, start the fight ,lasted 8 minutes ,wasted all our 2 hours, and got wiped with the Archduke at 20%
We managed to get a R3 to come to us and got raised. Said Wth and went in again wanting to win.
So after weakness and resting we go in again. buffed up,and the bst's called CC in as first pets. no melee at all this round. <me>RDM debuffed him often got hate a lot and somehow stayed alive till he reset the hate. Pets were dying a lot and after 3 pets each these guys were @3 mins. on call beast timer when all hell breaks loose. 2 Pets died in 5 secs to Light Sabar. then he started after them so i started getting as much hate as often as possible. Kept gravity and DiaII on it all the time and just kited the Archduke for at least 5 mins and had shadows absorb almost 12 Light Sabars.. He was at 15% and I thought I was dead many times over.3 more Light Sabars and I'm still there , then he nails me for 900Dmg 2 times in a row and kills me.. All 3 BST's pop a single Icuras wing and 1 BST gets off Rampage and kills him ... Mission done . Took us 20 mins and some odd secs.
I'm Figi on gilgamesh look me up if u need some help with it..:)
Dia II <3
# Jan 25 2006 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
ok ok XD I'm still laughing from what we did to this guy. Ok PT set up was..

63WHM/31BLM (me!)

Ok, so we steadily got the guy down to about 75% health then things went to hell. 75WAR goes down twice in battle, first time he reraised himself and Mighty Strikes/Rampage. After that 75WAR dies (second time) and then SAM follows, RDM next, and the SAM shouts at me to cast Dia II. So I scramble for Dia II (not on macros x.x;;) and then the PLD dies just as I cast Dia II. So I get knocked out. So we're waiting for the kick after 3 minutes and what happens? After about a minute and a half of me being dead, he falls to the ground and me and SAM get CS ^^ It was awesome >.> <.<
What level? >.>;
# Dec 30 2005 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
I'm really confused about this cos some people say I can and others say I can't, but as a 61WHM/30BLM will i be good enough to heal or do i need to level, please {Help me out!} ^^;

I successfully managed to heal in ZM 4 and ZM 6, and no back-up at all in 6.
Great Fight!
# Dec 27 2005 at 8:26 PM Rating: Good
449 posts
******* Squad took this down with only one death (but what's to be expected with Isladar?).

75RDM/NIN - Tempyst
67WHM/SMN - Mykal
67RDM/BLM - Aryka
67PLD/WAR - Cryptic
67WAR/NIN - Isladar
67DRG/WHM - Elliott

Only reason Isldar died was because the jerk used Light Blade right after the hate removal move. Other than that we really took it to him. Cryptic and I two houred towards the end of the fight.
RE: Great Fight!
# Jan 06 2006 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
421 posts
This Guy talked to much smak to get the beat down he got. Went with PLD, RDM,DRG,BRD,SMM,BLM-me, all level 70. We picked up the RDM in Jueno, the rest of us are a static shell that all except the BRD have been together for ages.

We started out the night on ZM6, and we were determined to get sky access. We did 6 with a 75 WHM friend, who we couldnt convince to hang, but thx anyway to Onelife, u rock dude! After 6 we picked up RDM, and on the second flor of the Tower she says, can I bring along another person?

We are like no, its already midnight my time, 1AM for everyone else. Seems her boyfriend was giving her grief beacsue they had tried 3 times with thier static, no luck at all O.o.

I told the PLD when he got her make sure she knows her job is CURE and Dispell, Ill handle the others. So we go in, he uses Dispellga before I can get off the steps. My guys called out tyhe en spells for everyone, BRD finale, great wheel was no such thing. Our PLD is da ****, best tank ever. nohate loss, no real massive damage. a 30 minute fight, record was 1 minute 10 seconds. We cleared it in 2:35.
# Dec 23 2005 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
lol so i just finished doing this and we pwned him!!!

our settup was:

75 mnk/nin (Whetmore)
69 pld/war (Iseqold)
70 pld/war (Kougaiji)
67 war/nin (Gaard)
62 rdm/whm (Morrolan)
61 drg/war (me ^^, Aliera)

we all went in, and 2hrd, i Jumped him and lowered def, War just attacked him, the 70 pld (Koug) 2hrd and voked and mnk stepped in and 2hrd...the other pld stood back and helped heal because he used his 2hr getting there

once pld 2hr was done Whetmore (the mnk) just tanked it, with Kirin's Osode (i think thats how u spell it...) because it has +50 to light resist

whenever he used Light Blade it would only hurt the mnk a little bit and the rdm would heal him to full

everyone just unloaded on him and we killed him in 4:53.....that was almost 3mins faster than the previous record ^^...and the best part was NO DEATHS!!

the worst thing that happened was when he hit our mnk and his hp dropped to about 300 but thanks to our quick rdm he was fully healed in no time ^^

sky here we come!!!

Edited, Thu Dec 22 23:48:00 2005
not so hard
# Dec 06 2005 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
Did it today as WAR/NIN 74 (me), 2 BRDs (73-74), 1 THF 71, 1 BLM 75 and 1 BST 69. I was the main tank but I have to say that it wasn't an hard fight. The duke is very slow so I had all the time to recast utsusemi NI/ICHI. His special attack is heavy, but it hitted me max for 500-600. We were never really in danger ^^

A note: b4 going to Delkfutt's Tower, talk to Aldo in the Tenshodo for an addictional cutscene
ZM8, get a 75RDM/WAR
# Nov 12 2005 at 8:36 PM Rating: Good
4,637 posts
Well, my entire LS needed Sky, as did I. I'm a 75 Red Mage and a 68 Ninja and I don't have Sky? Pfft. Well

58 WAR (Has a 64 RDM)

I tanked the following as RDM/NIN since my melee was far superior to the other jobs and I could keep hate easily.
Did ZM4 easy.(The WAR went RDM in this one)
Did ZM5 easy as hell, had no problems with any of the mobs.

Now, ZM6 we went in this order PLD > RNG > BLM, needless to say, I got a 1226 Eagle Eye Shot from the RNG and I died a miserable death and so did everyone else.

Second run, we went PLD > BLM > RNG, and rocked it. Had no trouble at all.

Now, ZM8 we did this setup

64RDM/NIN (For taking hate because of his hate reset move.)

I tanked ZM8 as RDM/WAR. Why people take PLD's and WAR's for this ZM is beyond me

Magic Defence Bonus


Light Blade

He used it at least 8 times on me. Every time it did less then 200 damage except once (It did 466). I got a couple Light Blades for 80ish damage and several for about 150. I could always cast stoneskin while getting hit, and provoke and warcry to get hate back. This fight wasn't bad at all. Pretty sinchy actually. I think more RDM's should tank it, they own it. Honestly. PLD's and NIN's have nothing on RDM's in this ZM.

Going to Kazham now and getting CS's, then going to do ZM12 and finally get Sky.
Hume male, Zafire, Server: Sylph
50DNC, 50SMN, 50BRD, 50SAM, 50DRG, 50WHM, 52THF, 52COR, 52MNK, 58BST, 60WAR, 67PLD, 69PUP, 75RNG, 75SCH, 75BLM, 80NIN, 80DRK, 85BLU, 85RDM
Retired since February 2011.
All SJ's capped for LVL99!

RE: ZM8, get a 75RDM/WAR
# Nov 26 2005 at 11:30 PM Rating: Good
163 posts
Interesting. Thanks for this RDM tip here. I am planning on tanking this for my Zilart Static as RDM/NIN. I assume this combo wouldn't be any worse.
# Nov 11 2005 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent

posted on the wrong ZM :/

Edited, Fri Nov 11 21:58:30 2005
any PT set up ^^
# Oct 30 2005 at 9:48 PM Rating: Good
43 posts
this was our PT.

First fight we lost due to silncega light blade killed one of the whm. then again and agin on the last 2 whm. then Manafront and we got him to 2% hp.

Next try BLM only Stuns and Enfebles while whm and thf kill him. we lost one of the whm due to dispel-ga light blade abut we rtaised him and the auxilry whm and raised switched places. and we proceded to woop his but. win with no one in red. ^^

i posted this b/c i wanted to say that you do not meed a special PT to beat him. you just have to have a dedicated PT of people who know what they are doing. (we did ZM6 before this fight too)
did this last night
# Oct 13 2005 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
We had eight people, so we had to go twice. I was in the first group:

RDM70 (me)

we were really RDM-heavy--of the 8 people, we had 2 PLD and 4 RDM, 1 MNK, and 1 BLM.

So my group goes in. I didn't use my reraise gorget before the fight. My job was primarily to dispel his blades (enspells) and backup heal. I also wound up being the only RDM to remember to refresh the PLD in all the excitement. Looking at this, you can see we were light in the DD department. Well, my HP bar cleared 3 times before it was all over:

1) he does great circle/wheel (hate reset) and comes after me because I'm having to spam dispel and cures. Light Blades me and takes me down to 10HP. Our BLM kinda freaks out when she sees this, and I think she thought I converted. No prob, cure IV x2 + stoneskin + regen.

2) after we get him to like 1/2 health, I'm out of MP, so I convert--no freaking out from anybody this time.

3) he uses slowga, gravityga, and dispelga. Then he Great Circle's again and comes after me because I've been taking his enspells off as fast as he can put them up. I have 1067HP and Stoneskin up and I get the following:
Kam'lanaut readies Light Blade.
Prentice takes 1331 damage.
Prentice was defeated by Kam'lanaut.

one-shot. The BLM got one-shotted with a 800-something Light Blade shortly after that, and it looked like we might all die, but the fight ended with the PLD at like 10HP. We win, the BLM and I eat Raise 1's.

Second match:
I trade out for the extra RDM and the PLD trades out with the other PLD. Everyone else goes in again. I'm sitting outside watching the HP meters (we're in alliance mode) and party chat and everything looks to be going well, then the PLD gets one-shotted by Light Blade and the 75RDM calls for a general retreat. The MNK didn't make it out alive and wasn't able to go again because if he had to eat another death he'd be too far behind his static. He's ate a lot of death along the way on other missions, so we called it a night.

So we were 1-for-2 on that fight, with 2 people dieing each time.

Echo Drops are a must. Dispel is a must, though the dispeller will likely eat a Light Blade or (in my case) two. The tank will definitely eat a Light Blade or two (or more), so they need to be an appropriate level--which I define as 70+, and have very good gear. In our case, we were DD light, so the PLD was using a sword & shield. I'm kind of thinking this might be a good candidate for your earth staff. 20% physical damage reduction could be the difference between a one-shot and a survivable Light Blade.
RE: did this last night
# Oct 26 2005 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
568 posts
"The tank will definitely eat a Light Blade or two (or more), so they need to be an appropriate level--which I define as 70+, and have very good gear. In our case, we were DD light, so the PLD was using a sword & shield. I'm kind of thinking this might be a good candidate for your earth staff. 20% physical damage reduction could be the difference between a one-shot and a survivable Light Blade. "

Hey, interesting info.

You mention using Earth Staff to decrease damage on Light Blade... However, are you sure that the damage it does is physical damage? If it's 100% light elemental damage, I'm not sure that -%physical will do anything to prevent damage. In other words, it might be more like Avatar's TP abilities and just do elemental damage... Possibly wearing a lot of +light def gear (Angel earrings perhaps) would actually decrease the damage more? That is along with Light Carol, etc...
Fairly Easy..
# Oct 13 2005 at 4:28 AM Rating: Decent
65 posts
Just did this tonight. FUN!

We had:

RDM60 (Me.)

Light Blade one-hit both the RNG and the NIN during the fight. Byebye DD. T.T WHM raised them while BRD and I took healing for a minute, and they stayed back until weakness was gone.
AoE Silence no fun, but I only got hit with it 4 times. Bring some Echo Drops. o.O

I didn't read anything in the summary about his En-spells. Damn they hurt...and when you nuke with the element of his En-Spell he gets cured. I probably cured him 500HP by the time I realized. So WATCH his Enspells. And they hurt the tank too, so dispel. (Not sure what that will do to the nukes, but I stopped nuking in favor of curing anyways.)

Anyways, fight lasted 12 minutes, but we beat him down. Slowly but surely. Very fun, if you have people who can keep their wits about them. :D

Good luck!
Hardest Battle we did.
# Oct 03 2005 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
OMG. That is the HARDEST battle i did.

DUO: THF75/NIN37 + WHM74/BLM37.

When we start, that was looking so imposible. We only remove him 1/9 HP and i got Powned. WHM exit successfuly. Second try about same happen. so we starting make a Plan, on 2 first try Mage was meleing with me (not good bc that crap AEO too much )

3th Try, WHM stay real far of battle. i remove about 1/4 HP, he Light Blade me, and i die. WHM Exit in time again. 4th Try same tatic, whm ran out of MP, and battle turn chaotic, i die again.

5th was the one giving us the real willing to kill him, plan was WHM not casting nothing exept Silena and Cure. MP Status was a lots better, i Kite im a lots for utsusemi timer, worked very good. and the Chaos start after 25 min battle, the damn Great Wheel reset all Hate, and he hit me strong, WHM cast strong cure, [ damn gravity on + 100% TP not usefull when mob is 40 feet far and Bashing ur WHM ]:( The damn thing had only 1/9 HP left. 1 WS and he was dead.

6th Try, after WHM BP :( /cry we say no way, he go Down. using same PLAN. and the Damn thing @ 1/9 HP did the same crap. WHM got kill again, but had RR2 up, i use my WS on him, and baam this time he die.

All what i can say, i prolly NEVER ever gonna try Duo that thing again exept for Video Making, this battle is very too hard.
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