Archive for March, 2009

Two words: Holy. Crap.

Nuevo Coselete will be mine! I’m still torn on whether or not to pair Accuracy +10 or Fast Cast +5% with Enmity +5. Accuracy can be made up with Dorado Sushi, but having that much extra would be quite nice for Atonement spam. On the other hand, Flash going 5% faster and being ready 2.5% sooner would be quite nice as well.

I am somewhat tempted to get the mage piece and add Accuracy +10 and Attack +10, but RDM melee is kinda meh now that I have Paladin. I don’t even prefer to use it for campaign anymore since PLD/DNC is significantly stronger and gets more exp and AN by a large factor.

Either way, I gave SE my $9.99 this morning as soon as I saw the news post!

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As I mentioned in my last post, my current side project is leveling Dark Knight. I continued leveling it last night and got to 48! Life Belt time! That is, assuming I actually party at my real level instead of syncing couple down.

It’s quite fun to play a true DD after being a mage, then a tank, then support/puller. Current gear as of last night is as follows:

Raven Scythe / Brass Grip +1 / blank / Balm Sachet
Valkyrie’s Mask / Peacock Charm / Beetle Earring +1 / Beetle Earring +1
Iron Ram Chainmail / Iron Ram Mufflers / Woodsman Ring / Woodsman Ring
Jaguar Mantle / Tilt Belt / Republic Subligar / Bounding Boots

Upgrades will be Barbarian’s Scythe at 49, Swift Belt at 50 if accuracy isn’t an issue, and Life Belt when I actually party at my level again.

As current WS kinda suck, I just keep my accuracy gear on and Absorb-STR before WS if I remember (and have Refresh); I should probably drop the money for better STR rings when I get Vorpal Scythe, though.

Quite soon I’ll have the “joy” of doing Dark Knight AF, yay coffers. The actual quests don’t look too bad, though.

Also, I added my Twitter feed to the sidebar. I am “jukor” on Twitter, amazingly enough.

Let’s hope Dynamis-Qufim puts out good drops tonight!

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I’ve not made a real post in a couple weeks, and since I’m presently skilling Staff on the Fortifications, I figure I’d make a post.

In the past few weeks I’ve accomplished quite a bit. Most recently, I hit Floor 100 in Nyzul and got my Vorpal Sword finally on Saturday! I immediately went out after using all 4 tags to unlock Death Blossom. I quite like the WS as it’s a huge improvement over Savage Blade. Now I just need to set up a proper equipment build for it. I already finished off Atonement earlier last week and have been absolutely amazed at that WS.

I am now 3/5 on Valor Armor! Picked up the Gauntlets and Leggings in San d’Oria and Windurst in addition to finally getting Snowy Cermet from Temenos week before last and picking up Gallant Leggings +1. Shield is still not capped, however. :(

One treat for me was being the Paladin for Dynamis-Buburimu last Wednesday. It was certainly a change from Red Mage to say the least.

Friday night set is progressing nicely. I am very close to 68 on Bard now and have decided that since I have a Peacock Charm, I may as well level a “real” melee job, so I picked Dark Knight. I leveled it to 37 almost under duress for a support job for Red Mage, but now that I’ve actually decided to level it past 40, I’ve found it to be quite fun: it’s now 46 and on hold until a friend’s Monk catches up.

Expanding on Atonement: I pretty much classify it as “an enmity-driven weapon skill that is self-perpetuating.” Basically, as it’s quite easy to cap CE and VE, a Paladin should have little trouble capping Atonement’s damage at 750. Needless to say, Paladins are even more the Kings of Campaign with this weapon skill, and Joyeuse is even more awesome than it already was!

More testing of Death Blossom is required, but so far, I find the damage acceptable. Not like I’ve been meleeing much as RDM lately anyway.

The April update looks to be getting even better, now we’ll see if the “promised front line updates” for mages actually come to fruition.

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I won the Mandragora Doll! Got the email last night while I was farming an Oztroja coffer key and helping a friend work on his Sturdy Axe for King’s Justice.

Much thanks to BG! :D

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