Making a Mockery is a level 60 cap ISNM located in the Jade Sepulcher. To enter, one member of the party must have a level 60 set of Confidential Assault Orders. If each member brings their own, you can do this mission once per set of orders. The maximum party members is set at 6.
Once inside the ISNM you will fight a Mocking Colibri. This colibri has all the normal colibri attacks, including the ability to recast magic at you. In addition it also has a move called Wisecrack. Wisecrack is the one thing that makes this fight difficult. It has a Charmga effect, hitting all members within range. This is obviously dangerous to any members out of range or anyone that resists. If all members are within range of Wisecrack and become charmed, the colibri will come unclaimed and begin to regen HP rapidly. Also, it should be noted that the arena is fairly small, so there is little room for kiting.
We first tried this fight with a standard party setup of 2 healers, 1 tank and 3 Damage Dealers. We found that with this setup, most of the fight was based on luck. The luck being in how often the colibri used Wisecrack. With this method we would all stand within range of Wisecrack and let it charm us all. It would regen a bit of HP, maybe around 15-20% before we came uncharmed. Unfortunately this method is purely based on luck, the luck being how often it used Wisecrack. Sometimes it would use it once through the whole fight, while others it would use it continuously. This led to us going 2/6 on this fight with this method. Then we cooked up a new strategy...
On our second day trying this, we had gone with a very specific setup. 2xSmn, 1xTank, 1xHealer, 2xDamage Dealer. The summoners are imperative to this strategy, and beastmaster or any other job with a pet will not be able to fill the roll. What we did was this:
Have everybody except the SMNs take the colibri to the farthest end of the arena and begin to fight it there. The SMNs would then both take out an avatar and use a Blood Pact to cause strong damage in order to gain a little hate, but not enough to take hate from the tank. Then the SMNs would retreat to the furthest end of the battlefield and wait. Once the colibri uses Wisecrack, the four players within range would be charmed and immediately start hitting the avatars, because the avatars always evade charm. The avatars won't last long, but with 2, they should delay long enough for everyone to become uncharmed before the colibri makes its way back to where the summoners are. Because the summoners and avatars never become charmed, the colibri never goes unclaimed and does not regen any HP. One avatar cannot hold off the group of charmed people long enough, and the summoner will be killed before charm wears off if there is not a second one, this is why the second SMN is important. Once everyone becomes uncharmed, pull the colibri back to the far end of the arena, resummon avatars and do another Blood Pact to get a bit of hate. SMNs retreat, and repeat the process until the colibri is dead.
We went 4/4 with this strategy and everyone was able to get their egg, which always drops, as well as a few other nice items.
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