Shoot First, Ask Questions Later - Marksmanship Weaponskill  

Start Area: Metalworks
Start NPC:Cid (H - 8)
Related Areas:The Boyahda Tree
Related Mobs:Beet Leafhopper
Min Level:72
Max Level:75
Weapon Skill:Detonator
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Items Required:Annals of Truth
Gun of Trials
Map to the Annals of Truth
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 05:58:37 2009

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To get this quest, you must actually be 72, since on 71 marksmanship caps at 249. Go to Cid in Bastok Metalworks to recieve the Gun of Trials. As with all the other weaponskills, you must get 300 points on the weapon. Points are awarded as follows.

Solo-WS or opening any level SC: 1 pt.

Close LVL1 SC: 2 pt.

Close LVL2 SC: 3 pt.

Close LVL3 SC: 5 pt.

- Total Needed: 300 pt.


Once you have acquired 300 points the latency will no longer affect you. Note: the latency text will still appear on the weapon, that doesn't change, but the EFFECT of the latency wont work, i.e. the gun gives you HP +20, and I believe Earth and Water +10, but the effects will disappear from your status window. So once you're done, the Earth and Water +10 will no longer add to your stats.

After you have gotten your points, go trade the weapon back to Cid. He then sends you to find the Annals of Truth. Go to Boyahda Tree and go to (J-8) on the 2nd map, which is the map when you fall down the waterfall at the top of the tree. Examine the ??? and Beet Leafhopper will spawn. I took it with RNG 72 WHM 75 and NIN 75. Hits a little harder than a darter or skimmer, but with a LOT more HP. Took us about 6 or 7 minutes to take it down. After its defeated, examine the ??? again and recieve the key item Annals of Truth. Then just go back to Cid and get your new WS Detonator.


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# Aug 09 2009 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
# Aug 30 2008 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
After reading some of these posts, I was somewhat skeptical we could duo this. But I must thank previous posters for the very helpful tips.

As 75 a Galka MNK/NIN "Littlejohn", and my son as Taru 75 BLM/WHM "Bigjon" on Ifrit server, we made a surprising quick dispatch of Beet Leafhopper.

I brought an Icarus Wing, Vile Elixir and a V. Elixir+1 just in case. I do recommend antidotes as we were hit with poison 5 times during the fight. I highly recommend using sole sushi as this mob has high evasion. I am a fully merited Monk, so I do believe that added an edge.

We started by killing 2 Processionaires to TP up, popped Beet and drew him to the opening of the tunnel.

I started by letting loose with a 3 boost chi blast, (LV3 penance), then Asuran Fists, the IW, then Howling Fists. Asuran landed for 470+ and Howling hit for 553. Bigjon commenced with Paralyze and Slow which helped a great deal during the fight. As posters have stated, Beet rarely misses, and without slow and paralyze, it would have been a very difficult fight. Throughout the whole fight I was able to keep Ni and Ichi up easily. I think I was hit a total of 4 times during the fight for 130 to 200 damage each. The rest of the damage came from the poison WS this mob uses.

After Howling Fists, I hit Dodge, Focus and Hundred Fists. I only needed to use Ni and Ichi once during the 2hr and used unboosted Howling Fist to keep as much 2hr dot on. Drawing so much Hate, Bigjon was able to nuke away starting with ES Blizzard IV. Being Fires day with moon at 86% waxing, he also used Flare II, Freeze II and Burst II. His spells were hitting for 475-600 and AM spells were hitting for over 600 ea with a high of 745. His Manafront added some kick *** magic damage.

At 1/3 HP left on the mob, My hp was 1320 /1990 on sole sushi. I used just a vile elixir which brought me back to 1900 HP. Thinking, since there had to be something more to this mob, I would save my 400hp Chakra and V.Elixir+1.

The last 1/3 of Beet's hp just seemed to evaporate with Bigjon's manafront AM. Not once did he get hate and my last Asuran Fists landed for 675. Overall, too dang easy, especially compared to Stolas, the Archery WSNM in cape Terrigan. I believe we finished this mob in under 6 minutes without much fanfare. But I must repeat, Slow and Paralyze made all the difference.

Good luck fellow adventurers,

AKA Littlejohn
Ifrit server
Moderate Difficulty Duo
# Oct 08 2007 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
Duoable w/ a COR + RDM/NIN both w/ NPCs. Its definately not an easy fight, even w/ good solo gear for RDM (snipers +1, pcc, justice/joyeuse, duelists tabard ect.) but its definately doable. Have fun~
guns of trial
# Dec 02 2005 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
If you dropped your guns of trials weapon, if there any way to cancel this WSNM quest? If you cant what do i have to do?

Edited, Fri Dec 2 12:44:43 2005
guns of trial
# Aug 08 2007 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
457 posts
I know im replying to a post that is realy old, but maybe someone will be looking for this answer again.

If you have dropped your weapon, you should be able to talk to Cid and cancel the quest. Once its cancelled, you should be able to talk to him again and receive another gun that needs to be fully cleaned.
lolgaxe wrote:
Thinking outside the box is fine, but the owner's manual is on the inside.
guns of trial
# Jun 16 2008 at 9:35 PM Rating: Good
123 posts
Thankyou for replying to this.

Trying to get Tachi:Kasha trial weapon, and I can't because I didn't complete AF and I dropped Axe Trial weapon, so I still had that quest active. I've been searching all over every forum for these answers that I had to piece together myself.

They should include that in the quest explanation.
WS Lvls
# Oct 31 2005 at 11:19 AM Rating: Good
2,163 posts
Is there a guide or something of the like that gives what lvls a SC is and what WS is used to open them?

PS: I don't have premium member status either.

Edited, Mon Oct 31 11:29:02 2005
RE: WS Lvls
# Apr 18 2006 at 11:08 PM Rating: Good
722 posts
-Compression (Dark) lvl 1
-Induration (Ice) lvl 1
-Liquefaction (Fire) lvl 1
-Reverberation (Water) lvl1
-Transfixion (Light) lvl1
-Scission (Earth) lvl1
-Detonation (Wind) lvl1
-Impaction (Lightning) lvl1

-Gravitation (Dark/Earth) lvl2
-Distortion (Ice/Water) lvl2
-Fusion (Fire/Light) lvl2
-Fragmentation (Wind/Lightning) lvl2

-Light (Fire/Light/Wind/Lightning) lvl3
-Darkness (Dark/Earth/Water/Ice) lvl3

As for what WSs open and close them: http://adennak.com/blog/?postid=3
There Can Only Be One
# Sep 19 2005 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
When you accept any weapon skill quest you are given a key item called "Weapon Training Guide" this will prevent you from accepting any other weapon quest. You can throw away your weapon and it will still do no good. Once you accept a quest you must complete it.

To Complete any weapon quest you remove the latency, beat the WSNM and talk with your starting NPC, then the key item will be removed and you are free to start another weapon quest.
# Jun 29 2005 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
No, you can't.
2 trial weapons
# Jun 27 2005 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
Can i take both bow of trial and gun of trial at the same time???
i tried to ask CiD after i got my bow of trial but he refused to give me the gun...is this normal or i did something wrong?
RE: 2 trial weapons
# Jun 30 2005 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
You must finish one WS quest before you can start on another.
# Jun 23 2005 at 4:42 AM Rating: Default
Lol. ANNAL of Truth.
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