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 Cerberus.Tikal
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By Cerberus.Tikal 2011-04-11 16:47:06
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Cap lights, etc etc etc. Once that's done, what's the most effective way of ripping through mobs in Konschtat? Fell Cleaving seems to work okay but the only mobs that don't give ruby lights are saplings and they tend to lose interest quickly, not to mention Slumber Powder. I ended up giving up on the FC and just ran around bludgeoning them to death individually, solo, for a few hours with regen atmas on. As far as jobs go, our group has an abundance, so we can improvise. What's your most effective way of farming Dark Rings?
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By Bismarck.Josiahfk 2011-04-11 16:52:56
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Cerberus.Tikal said:
Cap lights, etc etc etc. Once that's done, what's the most effective way of ripping through mobs in Konschtat? Fell Cleaving seems to work okay but the only mobs that don't give ruby lights are saplings and they tend to lose interest quickly, not to mention Slumber Powder. I ended up giving up on the FC and just ran around bludgeoning them to death individually, solo, for a few hours with regen atmas on. As far as jobs go, our group has an abundance, so we can improvise. What's your most effective way of farming Dark Rings?
You can find mobs that give any light since ruby is only given if you target the mob that dies. target a different mob and fell cleave the ones around you = no lights
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By Fenrir.Nightfyre 2011-04-11 17:07:37
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Cleave with a job that can use Cataclysm, Aeolian Edge, or AoE magic so that you don't build undesirable lights. Slimes and Tonberries are good target mobs.
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By Gilgamesh.Tweeek 2011-04-11 17:11:53
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never farmed dark rings before, should amber be capped? or do the good dark rings appear at lower amber levels?
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By Bismarck.Josiahfk 2011-04-11 17:13:41
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Gilgamesh.Tweeek said:
never farmed dark rings before, should amber be capped? or do the good dark rings appear at lower amber levels?
when I cap amber or overpower amber I always get augmented items mostly. Sadly in attowa the items are ***but like 400 gleaming spears say hi lol
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By Gilgamesh.Tweeek 2011-04-11 17:24:41
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k thanks :) hasn't been one of my priorities but eventually I'll need to farm some nice ones. I never exp'd there my server seemed to always go in Tahrongi before scars came out
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By Bismarck.Josiahfk 2011-04-11 17:34:41
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Gilgamesh.Tweeek said:
k thanks :) hasn't been one of my priorities but eventually I'll need to farm some nice ones. I never exp'd there my server seemed to always go in Tahrongi before scars came out
Yeah I'm really shocked about it. Here is a zone with 2 types of game changing amazing gear yet people don't bother usually. Refresh hairpin PDT MDT 6% in a ring? come on lol
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By Sylph.Krsone 2011-04-11 17:42:11
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I think for at least that farm in specific overpowered amber could only count against you because the big gold chest could be a KI where as the small ones cant so you would get proportionately less augmented items as some will be ki's. Although overall ive seen many augmented items in big gold chests as well. My 7 int ring was from a big chest with very high amber about 6-8 big gold chests per aga 10-16 mobs 60% ish (mostly big ones), 30% blue 10% red.

Took me 1 duo farm on mnk with a rdm to get goetia neck, varangian helm refresh hairpin and i think it was 18 dark rings before getting 2 with -5 mdt one has -4pdt also. Rdm stayed for azure and first few bakkas then had to go luckily returned bout 5 hours later and scored fresh hairpin, total time 8 hours but some afk.

Since then I returned solo as blu/whm for another hairpin took about 5 hours again I saw about 10-12 dark rings most were 2-3% pdt/mdt or breath dmg. That was just single kills at funguar as they drop stacks of shrooms you can sell for 120k. Single kill speed isnt very satisfying imo its just a shame the zone doesnt have spectators/monitors which imo on blu is easiest mob to farm ki or item gold chests on.

Oh and tenshodo the crappy dark rings makes nice gil.
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By Gilgamesh.Tweeek 2011-04-11 17:48:06
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wait, i thought the hairpin and dark rings were always in separate zones(kon vs la theine), did i misread what you're saying krs?
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By Ramuh.Lorzy 2011-04-11 17:48:38
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no, hairpin and dark rings are the same zone.
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By Gilgamesh.Tweeek 2011-04-11 17:50:11
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lol wtf nice, just further proof I haven't tried to farm them yet.. I was putting off because I thought it was hairpins in La Theine and Dark Rings in Kon thanks for the heads up :)
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By Bismarck.Josiahfk 2011-04-11 17:50:40
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La theine is the one with treasure hunter + mage gear
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By Ramuh.Lorzy 2011-04-11 17:51:36
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yeah i make a point to do as many staff trials in konschtat as i can :P have a refresh pin and one nice dark ring, still need a better second ring.
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By Ramuh.Lorzy 2011-04-11 17:52:37
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Bismarck.Josiahfk said:
La theine is the one with treasure hunter + mage gear
you can also get fastcast on jeweled collars, which are all jobs.
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By Phoenix.Chomeymatt 2011-04-11 17:53:16
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Saw you had Ninja Tikal, could always NIN/DNC, cap pearl, azure, amber on T1 VNMs / Ephemeral mobs. Then once done just kill saplings near 2 since they go down relatelively fast. I usually go BLM/RDM can cap all 3 lights easily then proceed to puddings near 6.
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By Bismarck.Josiahfk 2011-04-11 17:53:17
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What krsone said is pretty valuable too. Dark rings even with ***augments will npc for 35k in jeuno with max fame.
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By Gilgamesh.Tweeek 2011-04-11 17:56:23
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hmm.. maybe this will be come a higher priority for me in my limited free time :P
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By Sylph.Krsone 2011-04-11 18:03:33
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Time to gil reward ratio 5-6 mdt/pdt rings aside imo its probably more rewarding doing this and npc'ing dark rings 35k a pop than spamming bcnm for pcc or ni. Could get lucky and get both but I mean overall the average time/ drop rate/reward of bcnm/ksnm vs a gold chest abys farm id go with abys. Mainly konst and heroes zones are most profitable although gil from gules/lore and diamond rings soon adds up too. I usually go with 55 inv space still never feels like its enough.
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By Cerberus.Tikal 2011-04-11 18:05:50
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With capped lights on WAR, I rip through Saplings like no other. If I don't 1-shot them, they die in 2-3 swings after. I have a hard time capping my lights solo, but farming lights with others and getting mass TE on WAR is more efficient I feel, if I'm going to solo.

I'll take the Slimes into consideration. Do they aggro/link and weak to Aeolian? Tonberries seem... less desirable for a melee like myself. Low HP or something?
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By Fenrir.Nightfyre 2011-04-11 18:23:42
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Phoenix.Chomeymatt said:
Saw you had Ninja Tikal, could always NIN/DNC, cap pearl, azure, amber on T1 VNMs / Ephemeral mobs. Then once done just kill saplings near 2 since they go down relatelively fast. I usually go BLM/RDM can cap all 3 lights easily then proceed to puddings near 6.
There's absolutely no reason to /DNC with capped azure. Use temps if you take damage and kill faster with /WAR.
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By Bahamut.Dasva 2011-04-11 18:25:28
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What about say rdm Aoelian soloing? Would that work well? What mobs would work best
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By Leviathan.Angelskiss 2011-04-11 18:45:56
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Ramuh.Lorzy said:
Bismarck.Josiahfk said:
La theine is the one with treasure hunter + mage gear
you can also get fastcast on jeweled collars, which are all jobs.
I got a decent collar with INt and fastcast +2

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By Siren.Zeroburning 2011-04-11 18:46:11
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ive went in there and to me best that drops the gold chest is Wivre i went in there for 2 hours and came out with 27 darkrings
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By Bahamut.Raenryong 2011-04-11 18:50:16
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Bahamut.Dasva said:
What about say rdm Aoelian soloing? Would that work well? What mobs would work best

Use BLU!
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By Bahamut.Dasva 2011-04-11 18:51:51
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Bahamut.Raenryong said:
Bahamut.Dasva said:
What about say rdm Aoelian soloing? Would that work well? What mobs would work best
Use BLU!
Why? Also what about my question?
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By Bahamut.Raenryong 2011-04-11 18:57:02
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BLU is like the king of AoE burning. And it'd work. As for which mobs, Konschtat is awkward. I like tonberries.
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By Lakshmi.Eyrhika 2011-04-11 18:58:27
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BLU setup to whisker burn can get ~4000 in scars zones to all mobs in range. I can pull a ton of mobs, Dream Flower > Whisker > Whirl > A. Burst > Dream Flower > T. Pulse. Anything that isn't dead set a few single targets or just whirl again. That way you can farm pretty much anything since you want azure lights for TE/Restore/Items boxes anyways.
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By Bahamut.Dasva 2011-04-11 18:58:46
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Bahamut.Raenryong said:
BLU is like the king of AoE burning. And it'd work. As for which mobs, Konschtat is awkward. I like tonberries.
Yeah but I'm soloing so kinda looking to holding tons of mobs while taking no dmg and doing more amber dmg. Possibly slightly afk
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By Gilgamesh.Jsbahamut 2011-04-11 19:00:31
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As said before, Wivre have a very high drop rate on gold chests, making them a good target. They shouldn't be hard to Aeolian cleave as RDM, even at max level, given you have a good PDT set.
Pretty much the same idea as BLU cleave. I don't know what would make BLU superior to RDM though.
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By Siren.Zeroburning 2011-04-11 19:01:43
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a good blm with right set up and max pdt can chain pull almost everything
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