Clash of the Comrades Testimonies

Because this page was last updated prior to the level 75+ update, I felt it necessary to post my own experience here, as 85BST (Seen in the BST section below). For the record, your NPC does not perform much better than a 70 or 75 player, making this fight easy for post-75 jobs. --Overgryph 11:28, November 22, 2010 (UTC)


  • As War/Dnc, my fellow was a NIN/WHM, using Jubaku:Ni, Utsusemi:Ni, Shell, and at 10% HP using Mijin Gakure. NPC is equipped with Katana and is Soothing Healer.
  • As WAR/NIN and also NIN/WAR my npc was NIN/BLM. As was she spamed more BLM spells, NIN she used more NIN spells. Sleepga at 50% Mijin Gakure at around 30%
  • Went in as WAR/SAM, npc was NIN/BLM. Started with Firaga which hit for 170ish, swung a few times for 60 damage a swing, casted Suiton:Ni and Huton:Ni for about 210ish each. This is with berserk/aggressor/retaliation up, I dropped her with 2 Raging Rushes with Mighty Strikes up and Icarus Wing. Raging Rush hit for around 790, this was with meat mithkabob and Perdu Voulge. Fight itself lasted about 20 seconds, as I only used Meditate once. Total time came out as 1 minute 40 seconds, extremely easy.
  • Went in as WAR/SAM. NPC was NIN/BLM. Popped Reraise, food (Yellow Curry Bun), Meditate, Job Abilities, and pull NPC into hallway before popping 2hr. Did 2,475 damage before the NPC yielded. All in all, fight itself lasted about 20 sec.


  • As a MNK/DNC, my fellow was a PLD/something that could cast Thunder, perhaps RDM BLM or SCH. Opened the fight with Shield Bash, attempted to Cure4 himself as well as Flash and cast Thunder. Used Invincible at around 50%. Though between Hundred Fists and Formless Strikes he went down in about 40 seconds.
  • As MNK/DNC too and fellow PLD/???, he used Shield Bash (with a stun effect), casted Thundaga, Thunder, Flash, Banish II, Bind, Choke, Burn, Blaze Spikes and tryed a Cure IV ! (but i could interrupt it). Used Invincible at 30% then gave up at 20%. He used Vorpal Blade and dealed 980 dmg (my NPC has a very good sword skill, don't know if it makes a difference in this fight) but i had Counterstance up. Take care of his flash because i missed lots of hits when flashed and he like spamming it. I didn't use my 2H to have a more chalenging fight. Counterstance can be good since i countered a lot but i take severe damage with his weaponskill...
  • As MNK75/NIN37, fellow was a PLD/NIN with sword and shield. Opened with Chi Blast and punched away. Used Invincible at about 30%, gave up at about 25%. Did (about) 2,760 damage before she gave up, so I'm guessing you only need to do about 2,750.
  • MNK/NIN, went in, Hundred fisted, lead to NPC using incvincible @ 40%, Then I used formless Strikes, kill time 1 min 19 sec.
  • MNK/DRK. Forgot I was MNK/DRK from Dynamis-Xarcabard, went to Fei'yin, and began the battle. I don't recall him using any ninjutsu, so I assume he was PLD/???. Did not have 2hr since just finished Dynamis Lord fight. Only needed chakra to stay alive, no real problem. Probably not the best job combo, clearly easier as /nin, but it worked.
  • MNK/NIN Win under 30 seconds, no damage taken at all, Open with few punchs to take shadows of (NPC poped PLD/NIN) Chi blased and hundred fist, Asuran fists @ 40% right before NPC WS and win with 0 dmg taken. (Aha.. you took a lot dmg but used Chakra.. and beat time 2 Min. 11 Seconds not under 30 seconds LOL)
  • MNK/THF Hundead Fist, Asuran Fist and Flee during Invincible ; I belived the fight was without subjob i take /thf to go at Fei'yin faster ...
  • MNK/NIN very very easy. Went in and buffs wore (including the FoV RR i picked up otw), cast utsu:ichi, used RR ear, engaged NPC, swung a few punches to take care of potential shadows then used Hundred fists, he Invincible at about 30%HP so I used Formless to finish him off. NPC was using a sword+shield but didn't have shadows up at the start so I assume he was PLD/mage. He cast Banish II and Pro IV and hit me with a Fast Blade for 400+. No food used, eva seemed low only missed one attack in whole fight. Total fight lasted 2min 7s.
  • MNK/NIN enter, Boost, run to arena but stay outside aggro range, Boost, Focus, Dodge, Utsusemi Ni, Boost, run in, Chi Blast befor start hiting, Hundret Fists, at like 30% NPC used Invincible, Formles Strike, Asuran Fists and . . . over. NPC used Shield Bash right at start, but didn't stag. I didn't recast shadows or used Chakra. NPC casded at least 3 NIN spells (blind, para and ice), so i think it is PLD/NIN, but no spell stagged.

White Mage

  • I went as WHM/NIN and my npc was RDM/NIN. I don't have any notable gear except maybe a noble's tunic (my clubs sucked.. used 2 martial wands). Used a life belt and wivre necklace for a little better accuracy. Beat it in nine minutes.. No food, potions, ethers or drinks used. Just as soon as your npc starts to chainspell.. use divine seal paralyze.

  • As WHM/BLM, my fellow was a RDM/BLM with a Dagger as used Diaga II. Also used Dagger WS. Resisted Repose and Silence

  • Went as WHM/NIN, NPC was RDM/NIN. Used kinkobo staff + pamamas, melee + the occasional holy or banish, and debuffs. Buffed with prot/shell/stoneskin/utsu. Used Diaga to counter when NPC cast Utsu or Blink. Did use Bene in the middle of the NPC's Chainspell round. Fairly easy, won with ~2 minutes left on timer.

  • Went on Whm/Blm it was a hard fight resisted silence everytime and can't be slept I ran out of time twice was hard to do dmg had to bene during chainspell aswell. A friend of mine went /sch and had a way easier time since sublimation keeps you awake. Had a huge problem with him sleeping me constantly and nuking. Anyways tried it 3 times died once and ran out of time twice next time I'm bringing meat and /sch.

  • Went as WHM/NIN, my NPC was RDM/NIN. I didn't have anything special in the way of a melee build so it took a few tries to beat him in the time limit. What I found to be very helpful was using an enfeebling torque to make sure that paralyze sticks (also keeping Dia II and slow on). Sushi or some other acc+ food would definitely have helped.

  • Went WHM/NIN, NPC was RDM/NIN. Tried at least 50 times with different Sub Jobs (/nin works the best), gear, food, etc. Macro in equipment swaps with your spells accordingly. I finally won using the following combination:
Dual Wield Purgatory Mace and Darksteel Maul +1. Other equipment to wear include Elite Beret(Look at the nice stats on this hat - if you don't use this, you enfeebs probably won't stick - even if you're capped) Crow Jupon (for eva), Intensifying Cape, Hierarch Belt, Blessed Trousers, Errant Pigaches, Phalanx Ring, Gobniu's Ring, Spirit Torque (eva), Antivenom Earring, Insomnia Earring, Blessed Briault (swapped in for Barsleepra), Yagudo Drink(s), Sole Sushi +1. Eat your food, and heal to full. Enter battlefield. After entering, Drink a yag drink, Buff with Reraise III, (You may want someone else waiting outside in case reraise gets dispelled), Protectra V, Shellra V, Stoneskin, Blink, Haste, Utsusemi: Ni, heal to full (swap in Dark Staff + Grandiose Chain, Noble's Tunic for healing to full only.) Equip Blessed Briault & cast Barsleepra, then swap in Crow Jupon, Spirit Torque. Approach your npc in the battlefield, (you only have 10 minutes) and have attack ready and your weapon out. Cast diaga, then paralyze and melee. Diaga will take down all of your npc's shadows, they will cast the same on you also so keep stoneskin up and recast Utsusemi: Ni. Try to alternate Utsusemi: Ni and Utsusemi: Ichi and stoneskin. Keep paralyze and slow on npc as much as you can. Drink another yag drink. Once tp is at 100, and your last hit did some damage, use Hexa Strike. Banish III, Banishga II, Banish II, Holy, and repeat the rest. Save some mp to keep npc paralyzed - this helps during chainspell, after npc's 2 hr is done, use Benediction when needed. Make sure to keep npc paralyzed, and shadows + stoneskin up at all times. Personally, I use 2 different Stoneskin macros. One macro is just /ma "Stoneskin" <me> and the other macro is written like this: /ma "Flash" <t> /wait 3 /ma "Stoneskin" <me> . The latter macro is almost a must if you are a whm involved in any kind of melee, or soloing. It works about 90% of the time It will blind your opponent just enough to get stoneskin up in time. You will occasionally need Cure IV, but also save your mp for later enfeebs. Balance is the key. Hexa Strike, especially with the Dual Wield effects of the Darksteel Maul +1 work quite nicely here as it adds Attack +12!(10-19-2008)Yes, I've actually did this using the exact gear as described above. If you doubt any of this post, do a little checking into the gear I used. I got the idea to use some of the same gear as the Whm vs Maat strategies that this site suggest(I wouldn't spend alot of time hyperlinking everything in this article to help other whm's win this, if it weren't true.) Thanks to my collegues in University FFXI linkshell, My npc reached level 70 in Attohwa Chasm the other day.(Thanks Kes & Thim!)Ant-Diabolos.

  • I also went whm/nin, and I doubt the guy above me actually even did this. Buffs wear upon entering, so I threw up Pro and Shell IV and Reraise I, since you don't lose exp if you die here. Rested up til just under full, got up, cast Uts: Ni.. ran til I could target npc, then put up stoneskin. Ran in and just started meleeing, I forgot to use my sushi, but my club is capped, so accuracy wasn't that bad. Didn't have anything in the way of extra special gear. Suppanommi Earring, Venerer Ring, Cheviot Cape, Potent Belt, and Optical Hat. Other than that just your normal whm gear blessed, noble's etc. She didn't make it through shadows/stoneskin combo very often, but because she casts so much ninjutsu, easy to get your stoneskin back up without interruption. I got two Hexa's off, and was about to have a third when she gave up. It gets a little rough when she starts chainspelling, but I didn't have to two hour or anything, so just weather through it. I beat it in 9:17 on my first attempt. Wouldn't call it hard if you're used to meleeing even a little bit as whm. Oh and don't waste your mp on Flash... I have capped divine and she was unblinded before the "You cast flash message on npc" here. Not worth it unless you miracle time it as she's so random with what she does.

  • Went Hume WHM/NIN vs. Galka RDM/NIN. Did it on my 3rd try w/2minutes 54seconds to spare. Went in, put up buffs-Reraise, Protect IV & Shell IV. Healed up. Ran till I could target my NPC, cast Stoneskin/Haste/Shadows & ate a plate of Squid Sushi +1. Ran in and just started meleeing & ran out of the circle. I kept up Dia II, Slow, & stoneskin/shadows when my NPC was casting ninjutsu. When he started chain spelling, I cure V myself, divine seal, paralyze, & used Benediction. I got 3 Hexastrikes off & he gave up half way thru my 3rd one. My gear was Sea Robber Cudgel, Seawolf Cudgel, Biki Shell, Walahra Turban, Chivalrous Chain, Insonmia earing, Suppanommi Earring, Noble’s Tunic, Blessed Mitts, Venerer Ring, Ecophoria Ring, Intensifying Cape, Potent Belt, Blessed Trousers & Blessed Pumps.

  • Went as WHM/NIN vs RDM/NIN. This was easy being WHM useing a Kraken Club. Here is the link of the youtube video i did. -Mataniah

  • Taru WHM/NIN vs. my hume rdm/nin. As soon as i entered i buffed myself up then rested for a bit. I used a yellow curry bun and then threw haste on and diaga'd him. i cast paralyze on him and it stuck on the first try. i just melee'd him normally until i got 100 tp and then hexastriked him for 950+. shortly after my hexastrike he used chainspell so i just kept shadows up and cure myself when needed. by the time his chainspell wore off i had enough tp for a second hexastrike which finished him off. Pretty easy fight, my gear was: Sea Robber Cudgel, Seawolf Cudgel, Hedgehog Bomb, Walarah Turban, Peacock Amulet, Brutal Earring and Suppanomimi, Reverend Mail, Blessed Mitts+1, Rajas Ring and Triumph Ring, Shadow Mantle, Swift Belt, Blessed Trousers+1 and Blessed Pumps +1. I swapped in Goliard Saio for shadow recasts.
  • Taru WHM/NIN vs a taru RDM/NIN. You will have no problem keeping up your shadows if you have Utsusemi: Ichi and Utsusemi: Ni. The Stoneskin will keep you safe if you even mess up. Also you have Afflatus Solace Stoneskin from Cure too if you even happen to mess that up. Even with the NPC Chainspell attack won't do much damage to you as they tend to cast garbage spells. Your main concern is dealing enough damage to end the fight before the time limit. Make sure to rip away the shadows with a -ga attack before doing Hexa Strike if the NPC has any up. I wasn't wearing thing amazing. 292 atk, 294 def.
    • My battle ended in 8min 54secs. I had to let the NPC beat me up near the end to build up TP cause I was running out of time.
    • Hexa Strike 3 times for 525,47,418
    • Avg dmg dealt per swing to NPC 40
    • Avg dmg received from NPC 89
    • Since time limit was a issue for me, I didn't bother resting up MP after buffing up. --Lord0din69 10:40, December 23, 2009 (UTC)
  • Tryed this as whm/blm whm/nin and whm/smn so far I'm now 0/12 on the fight. -Crawlerbasher 06:26, July 6, 2010 (UTC)
  • Taru WHM80/NIN37 vs Taru RDM/NIN. Purgatory Mace + Darksteel Maul +1, wally hat, noble's tunic, blessed feet/legs, Healer's Mitts +1, misc melee gear + sole sushi put me at ATK 395, DEF 297. Used RR earring outside, went in and put up Shellra V, Protra V, SS, Aquaveil, Utsusemi. Didn't rest MP, as I knew time would be critical. Opened with Diaga, followed by Paralyze and Slow, both stuck no problem. First WS was Mystic Boon for 198 to get some MP back, meleed until I had TP for Hexa (598), almost had TP for another Hexa when he Chainspelled. Just rode it out, nothing too bad, kept shadows and Stoneskin up. Tossed a Banishga II to wipe his shadows, kept meleeing. Hit him with another Hexa (606) to end it. Didn't have to 2hr or anything, was a pretty easy fight, just came really close to timing out. Clear time was 9:55, can't cut it much closer than that! Xedrik 19:09, July 31, 2010 (UTC)

Black Mage

  • Went in as BLM/RDM, my adventuring fellow was a RDM/BLM. Very easy fight. Go in with the usual: Protect, Shell, Blink, Stoneskin, Phalanx, and Shock Spikes for good measure. I stepped forward and as soon as I could start casting tier 1 Thunder, I just spammed the spell Thunder over and over. I chose tier 1 Thunder since people seem to notice a cap on spell damage against this fight is 200, and my Thunder was doing about 190 each time. The fellow tried to use Chainspell but to no avail he quickly lost. I even set a new high record.
  • Went in as Blm/Rdm, my fellow was Rdm/Blm. Tried to start the battle with a Thundaga III however it did a mere 200 damage. After failing to stick enfeebling magic, I fell back on Thunder IV but again it hit her for only 200 damage. I lost fairly quick after my buffs were demolished.
  • Entered as BLM/RDM, I made a few attempts, the closest I got to a win was by using tier 2 nukes because nothing you cast will hit for more than about 200 damage. If you donot melee the NPC will come attack you at about 75% HP, so you may aswell pull out your weapon before you engauge. Edit: I beat him finally. I used only tier 2 nukes, buffs and dispel. When he ran to me I used 2hr to prevent interruption, shortly after he used 2hr, I stuned and ran away, healed, recast stoneskin, when he got close I dispeled him again (some of his chainspell casts were buffs including shell IV), then started again with the tier 2 bombs. Killing a Galkan NPC as a Taru BLM is not easy, but it can be done. I entered the fight with 1223 MP and finished with 0043, that is with Rolanberry Pie for food and one MP merit, I did not use drinks or meds.
  • -Metticus
  • The fight isn't too bad until the Fellow uses Chainspell. I actually blood tanked by nuking it until it used Chainspell, then I used the kiting method. The best way I found to survive was as indicated above: stun and run away from it. The NPC will stop to cast a spell every so often and will take time to get to you. I ran back to the teleporter when the NPC used Chainspell and Stunned the NPC again when it finally reached me. I also found that the NPC is very susceptible to paralyze. If you get in trouble, you can kite the NPC until it stops to cast. You should have enough time to cast a long spell like Stoneskin if you so desire. I tried to Bind the NPC during Chainspell, but it was resisted. Don't forget you can Aspir the NPC if you need MP. You might want to carry a few poison potions with you to prevent from being slept. In Metticus' video, he uses Thunder 1 and Blizzard 1 and is comfortably around the ~200 damage cap.

Red Mage

  • As 75RDM/37WHM my adventuring fellow was RDM/BLM. Took 2 tries to win as she has moderate resistance to enfeeble spells. Gravity sticks but starts to get resisted quickly along with other enfeebles. Ended up meleeing her down to 30% before she decided to use Chainspell. Will cast Bio II, Poison II, Sleep II and Sleepga often. Used her DoTs to my advantage, and ended up chainspelling her down to 24% before she quit. They resisted Silence, Sleep and Sleep II.
  • As 75RDM/37NIN she was also 75RDM/37NIN fighting with dagger. She cast mostly elemental spells and debuffs, with some Ninjutsu. Very easy to dispel and debuff. Just run away to start when she Chainspell and recast buffs and heal up. Make sure you don't run out of time.
  • 75RDM/NIN npc RDM/NIN lost the first 4 fights trying to keep up with casting, on the 5th try I decided to strictly melee with Joyeuse, Guespiere and all +str based gear. Buffed up with as many buffs as possible, cast/recast Paralyze II and Slow II with Bio III. Got npc to 50%, NPC chainspell'd then I used Savage Blade+Chainspell Utsusemi: Ni ftw. Had 100%HP and 50%MP at the end of fight.
  • 75RDM/NIN npc RDM/NIN Stayed toe to toe... she casted everything from elemental spells to debuffing/buffing spells. Cure IV multiple times.. I had no real problems but was close more than once... Used Justice Sword / Joyeuse and just kept chipping away until she yielded.. watch out for time frame.. I won first fight but it was close to out of time. Chainspell against an NPC with unlimited MP is kinda Cruel but Not Impossible :)
  • 75RDM/WHM, NPC was RDM/BLM with Dagger. As others have said Paralyze is the killer in this fight. First fight I tried running away from chainspell (she used it about 50%). Still got hit by a lot and with Paralyze on couldn't recover (was rdm/blm). The 2nd fight (I won this one) I meleed her down the same, but also threw in some nukes. When I lost the first stoneskin I reapplied Blink/stoneskin and hit convert(was nuking to time it so that I was low on MP when stoneskin dropped)-DivineSeal-Cure4-Chainspell-Blizard3(iceweatherx2) until out of MP. NPC had under 10% (not sure exactly as I don't use windower) and quit right after activating her own chainspell. I opened both fight with paralyze and slow which helped stop the nukes a lot.
  • 75RDM/NIN, NPC was RDM/NIN with Dagger. Took 4 tries, used squid sushi for the ACC and piled on the ATK and STR gear (ran out of time on the 3rd try) - buff and rest up, engage and full enfeeb (slow, paralyze, blind, Dia); Chainspell Utsu Ni (count shadows carefully) when NPC Chainspells (your stoneskin and phalanx will most likely still be up to buy you a little time) - you should have a good deal of HP and MP at this point to just melee her down - it seems she starts using the Cure IVs @ 8 min? Took 7 min 16 sec.
  • RDM/NIN vs RDM/NIN. Very easy fight... 3min 29sec win. Took a minute to fully buff myself, ate chiefkabob. Start off with the full range of enfeebles (silence and grav didn't stick). Meleed her and saved TP until she used chainspell at about 30% hp, then one Evisceration killed her before she could get any spells off. She did Evisceration on me for 665 damage, otherwise not much of a threat. I didn't bother with dispel or recasting my buffs other than utsusemi, and just focused on interrupting her spells and doing damage. Had over half MP left after fight, and didn't use any medicines or 2hr.
  • RDM/NIN too easy. Joytoy/Justice didn't convert or chainspell. Video at:
  • Hume RDM/NIN clear on 2nd attempt. (Ran out of time on 1st attempt, 2nd attempt was 4:44). Melee Gear wasJoyeuse/Hornetneedle, Wlk. Chapeau +1, Reraise Gorget, Loquacious Earring /Suppanomimi, Yigit Gomlek, Duelist's Gloves, Ether Ring/Tamas Ring, Amemet Mantle, Warwolf Belt, Warlock's Tights, Crimson Greaves. Had Hierarch's Belt, Republican Gold Medal, Magnetic Earring, Warlock's Tabard for MP at start. Walked in, Prot4/Shell4/Stoneskin/Phalanx/Refresh/Utsu1 then swapped to MP gear except the Tabard. Then started the fight NPC with Aero2 (Unlike Maat fight, it doesn't seem that the NPC casts buff spells right from start of BC). Land Slow2/Para2/Blind2, switched to Gomlek, and then started Meleeing. En-spell dependent on the day of the week it is as well as the current weather. Diaga to strip NPC's Shadows, and then finished NPC off when she did chainspell by landing a Thunder3. (Paralyze2 helped to cancel 2 or 3 of NPC's Diaga2 attempt.) Has above normal evasion; seems that half of my attack were missing.
  • Hume RDM75/BLM37 won on 2nd attempt (Also ran out of time on 1st attempt). The gear I used was Joyeuse/Genbu's Shield, Warlock's Chapeau, Enfeebling Torque, Loquacious Earring, Magnetic Earring, Duelist's Tabard, Duelist's Gloves, Tamas Ring, Aqua Ring, Rainbow Cape, Penitent's Rope, Duelist's Tights, Duelist's Boots. Walked up to where I could see the NPC, then buffed up with Pro4/Shell4/Blink/Stoneskin/Phalanx/Aquaveil/Haste/Regen/Refresh/Enthunder/Ice Spikes, rested back the mp I used up, at which time only Regen and Refresh wore so I casted those again, and then locked on to NPC and started the fight. I noticed that the NPC starts casting buffs only after the fight has started, not before like with Maat. Casted the enfeebles Dia2, Slow, Paralyze, Blind, Poison2 (didn't use slow and para lvl 2 to conserve mp), all of those stuck on the NPC. I kept up Blink whenever it wore off to help reduce the chances of the NPC sleeping me, and after the NPC would use nukes. The NPC cast Bio 2/3 on me at times, so even if I was slept and had Stoneskin up, as soon as that wore off Stoneskin I was awake again so I didn't have to worry about being slept long. When the NPC used Chainspell, she didn't use nukes so much as she did buffs on herself and enfeebling spells on me, so I was able to outlast it. After the NPC's chainspell was gone, I continued meleeing and cast Thunder 3 when she was at 26% and that finished the fight. Also, Drain and Aspir worked for me against the NPC, helping keep my mp up, I didn't have to use Convert at all in this fight.
  • RDM75/NIN - Went in used sole sushi, buffed with refresh, protect 4 and shell 4, rested mp prior to the start. Finished buffing with phalanx, haste, enblizzard, Utsusemi:ni and finally stoneskin. Ran toward the circle and targetted npc on way in hitting attack. I had O-hat, Chivalrous chain, martial knife main hand and garruda's dagger in offhand. Hit her immediately and just kept my attack going. Basic strat was to tank her until she went chainspell. Alternated between Ni and Ichi as needed and hit evisceration when I hit 100% tp. At this point she was about 40% hp and went chainspell. I followed and hit blizzard III...fight ended. 4 mins 48 seconds in...I won...
  • 75RDM/NIN vs RDM/NIN It took me two tries to get it done first time I tried to run from chainspell that didn't work to well. The second time I acutally found this pretty easy. I wore Duelist's Tabard, Warlock's Chapeau, Dusk Hands and Legs, Crimson Boots, Life Belt, Amemet Mantle, Ebullient Ring, Woodsman Ring, Antivenom Earring and Insomnia Earring, a Happy Egg to add. My weapons where Mensur Epee main hand Joyeuse off hand. I ate Meat Mithkabob uthe Composure, Protect 4, Shell 4, Stoneskin, Haste, Refresh, Phalanx, Utsusemi: Ichi. I ran in and Paralyze and Slow started melee, with a Dispel whenever she did Stoneskin or Shadows and made sure Paralyze was kept up. When she chianspelled cured myself as needed and just kept hitting her finally around 25% she yielded, no convert or ic wing easy fight 4 minutes 37 seconds.


  • Went as 75 THF/NIN and essentially tossed on rr and feint, meleed till I got 100tp and Assassin's charge + WSed, kept shadows up, etc. When I saw her use Protect IV I quickly used Aura Steal to dispel it. When my NPC 2hr chainpelled I used flee to run to the entrance and popped a hi-potion and waited while renewing shadows. Once 2hr wore I reengaged and meleed/WSed till she went down (also used one more hi-potion in the process). As long as you avoid the 2hr and have some potions on hand you should be fine. Wayako
  • Went in as THF/NIN, fellow was RDM/NIN. Icarus Wing is your best friend here if you wanna make quick work of your NPC fellow. Very little trouble throughout the fight. Entered, ate Meat Mithkabob casts Utsusemi Ni, pulled with Acid Bolt (landed), and charged in right away without waiting. As mentioned, she has very high accuracy but still easy to cast utsusemi between attacks. 20% haste in gear, capped triple attack, with Assassin's Charge, no Feint. Build TP on her, as soon as you have 100%, she should be around 65-70% HP. Used Evisceration > Icarus Wing > Assassin's Charge > Dancing Edge for a Distortion SC and fight was over. She used Chainspell after I interrupted her Water III with an Evis, and was able to pull off one spell from CS. No Perfect Dodge, no Flee, no Sneak Attack, no Feint, no opo-opo crown, no sleep potions, no potions, no meds whatsoever. Just a Meat Kabob and an Icarus Wing. Just remember, you're fighting a RDM who can diaga, silence, paralyze, slow, blind, etc. So if your blink tanking isn't good, you might wanna bring some medicines.
  • As Thf/Nin, my fellow was a RDM/something? using a dagger. VERY easy fight to zerg as a Thf. The actual fight only lasted about 10 seconds, if that. Eat meat, sleep TP to 100 cast shadows. Equip full ws gear pop feint, sneak attack, flee, then hide and run in, let SA and feint land. Fire an acid bold to remove any defensive buffs NPC has and then just simply Evisceration ==>Icarus Wing===> Assassin's Charge===>Dancing Edge===>Distortion.../fight. The only damage taken was 5 points and maybe a tic or 2 from a diaga II NPC had time to get off.
  • As THF/NIN, my fellow was a RDM/NIN with a Dagger and able to cast Bio III as well as several ninjutsu up to NIN37. Chainspell might turn out to be very deadly if you don't flee out of his/her range (he/she will stagger underway to cast, but won't go off if aimed at you). Dagger hits for ~200 + en-effect and has a rather high accuracy, caution advised.
  • As a Thf/nin 75 I got a Rdm/Nin as opponent, had Gravity on when he use 2 hr just before I was preparing for the killing stroke, and 2 Blizzard III finished me off.So it is NOT true that you get a Ninja opponent if you go in as Thf. Hard Fight on Thf, as you can not keep shadows up or Erase yourself. The main trick is to flee down the entrance tunnel as soon as the NPC uses chainspell. Took 3 attempts to win, bring RR item.
  • THF/NIN vs RDM/NIN, as stated above Flee as soon as they 2hr. Weapon skills do massive damage to your NPC, but the longer this fight lasts the chances of you losing increases exponentially, if you can afford to, bringing TP with you is a great idea; finish it fast or the spells will get to you.
  • Entered as THF/NIN, fellow was RDM/NIN. I took the safe route and went in with an Opo-Opo Necklace and a few sleeping potions, threw Reraise up, and got some sushi for food. Ran up using Sneak Attack, Feint, and Hide, followed by a Dancing Edge. Got 100% TP, but then she used Chainspell so I fled to the back of the room. By the time she was in range to cast spells, Chainspell had already worn off so I hit her with an Evisceration, then an Icarus Wing into Dancing Edge for a final Distortion. This route took 6 minutes to do, but even with mediocre gear, it wasn't difficult at all.
  • As thf/DNC (oo unique!) my fellow was definitely not /nin. He might have been RDM/BLM. He casted Protect IV, Regen, Bio III, and tier 3 elemental spells, and was wielding a single dagger. I attempted to sneak up behind him with Spectral Jig but he saw through it and attacked me before I could swing around behind him. Because of this I think he might be true sight, so I suggest giving him a wide berth when you shimmy around him for that initial Sneak Attack. Wearing average evasion gear, he was hitting me with every swing. Also, I don't have merits on Thief. --Anobi 05:24, January 16, 2010 (UTC)
  • After feeling like 13 times on whm I tried thf, after 3 failed attempt I was able to do it.

Best thing to do is to cast your shadow then get to where you can see your npc and then use SA Hide and start of wit the first critical blow. After that try your best to keep shadows up. The min the npc 2hr hit flee and run right back to the starting line, and buff up again at that point her 2hr will be up and after that its all down hill. Completed this bcnm in about 7mins. -Crawlerbasher 07:53, July 6, 2010 (UTC)

  • Extremely easy fight as THF80/NIN40. Used a mithkabob, Utsusemi: Ichi, ran in and used Sneak Attack + Hide before engaging. She died as soon as I got I got 100 TP and used Dancing Edge, and she didn't have time to Chainspell. She only cast Utsusemi: Ni (i dispelled it with Aura Steal right away) and she tried to cast 2 Tier 3 nukes. Fight took 1:41 Soily 12:46, July 9, 2010 (UTC)
  • THF95/DNC45 my fellow was RDM/NIN, first try in Aurore Doublet failed, second try with Blink Band and Ice Trousers (ice spike) and a strategy did the job. Engaging fight with blink band on and ice spike, bring the fellow down to 1/2HP and Evisceration finish the job. --DarkThorsen 08:19, November 4, 2011 (UTC)


  • As PLD/NIN fellow was also PLD/NIN. Used Flash, Banish II, Uts: Ichi and Ni, Vorpal Blade, and Invincible. Gave up around 20-25%.
  • Also as PLD/NIN, fellow was PLD/NIN. Used Blessed Radiance at around 25% HP back to back, each doing almost 600 damage. Invincible did not seem to work against it. Needless to say, not a win.
  • As PLD/NIN(Galka) fellow was also PLD/NIN(Taru) pretty easy fight bring your hauby! 1/4 only because i ran out of time, also for some reason swiftblade did by far the most dmg normally around 330+ vs vorpal which only hit for around 120-200 spirits was also trash used twice @300%TP(well 200% w/a matrial analace) and w/1600hp it only did 138.Hope this help Good luck!
  • As PLD/DNC, my fellow was a PLD/BLM weilding a sword and shield. Used all BLM spells up to level 37, including elemental debuffs and tier 1 -ga with high magic accuracy. Aspir would take 100+MP each time. She also used Shield Bash, Flash, Protect IV, Shell III and used Cure IV around 30%.
  • As 75PLD/37SCH my adventuring fellow was PLD/RDM, Invincible around 50% and cast PS, banishes, poison, dia II, bio, and low lvl nukes.
  • Gave PLD/WHM a shot, fellow turned up PLD/RDM and spammed tier 1 nukes/occasional Banish II for the majority of the fight. Her dmg increased as her HP decreased, used Invcincible about 40%~ apparently it didnt help her. 1/1 as she gave up around the 20% mark.
  • Tried as PLD/WAR, and she was PLD/NIN. Used Invinc, Banish, Protect IV, Utsu Ichi and Ni, used Savage Blade dealing around 200dmg. Very hard fight because of the 10min limit. Had to be equipped DD style and use Berserk during most of the fight to win in time. She spammed CureIV near the end, just after Invincible, making things worse.
  • Went as PLD/WAR, NPC was PLD/NIN. I wore Iron Ram Sallet Set w/ Adaman Cuirass and your basic turtle gear accessories. Food was Shallops Tropical. NPC used every ichi level Ninjitsu, Shield bash, Flash, Banish II, Cure IV, and random sword weaponskills. Fight took 9:48. IR gear was excellent for this fight, the MBD and elemental resistance made the elemental ichi's do single digit damage. Recommend a DD body piece, food, and accessories. Besides time limit, the only danger was Spirits Within. My NPC used it at 90% and it did 600+ damage. Recommend saving Rampart for his Banish II, and shield bash for his Cure IV. He yeilded at 20%.
  • As PLD/WHM fellow was PLD/RDM. Used flash and shield bash at the beggining. Also used low level nukes. Used invincible at 35% and tried to cast cure iv (shield bash was really helpful). Gave up around 20%
  • PLD/RDM vs. PLD/RDM. Dressed for damage (decent AH stuff). No food. 8 minutes, 3 seconds, 1/1. I didn't consider it difficult.
  • Went as 75PLD/RDM. NPC was the same. Went in and started with Protect IV and Shell III, Blink, Stoneskin and used a Reraise Scroll. Ate a ginger cookie, equipped Dark Staff and rested MP back. Switched back to Organics/Kaiser and cast Phalanx and Enfire and started to attack. The NPC started with a Shield Bash and then wasted time casting Shell, Protect and Aquaveil. She used Spirits Within early on which did over 400 damage. She used it again later but only did around 100. I continued to hack and used Sentinel, Flash etc as needed after she chewed through my buffs. I used a mithkabob after my ginger cookie wore. She used Invincible about halfway through but I just stood there and took it. With Enfire she was still taking 8-12 damage per swing with Invincible up. She only used Cure IV once and like a n00b I Shield Bashed her Dia II before it on accident in anticipation. Luckily I had over 100 TP and used Flat Blade to stun it. My HP never dropped below 50%, but I was down to around 70 mp by the time I was done. I was planning on using Chivalry but had had to Flat Blade instead. All in all not difficult and I wasn’t worried at all. I geared myself primarily DD but didn’t use anything too extravagant. Entire battle took about 7:00 with 2 of it resting.

Dark Knight

  • DRK/SAM started off with Hasso/Last Resort/Guillotine...Poisonga to counter her Utsusemi: Ni...Seigan+Third Eye...Drain/Drain II...Meditate...and 2nd Guillotine was overkill. I made her look like a joke, for calling me a slacker and challenging me ^^ --Missangie 22:23, February 21, 2010 (UTC)
  • As DRK/NIN NPC was NIN/BLM didnt really do much beat her in 1min 17sec did cast one Ni spell and one ga spell.
  • DRK/NIN with Kraken Club Zerged NIN/BLM Npc in 10 seconds
  • 75 DRK/NIN with Ridill+Kraken Club will defeat this fight in an absurd amount of time. Waste Blood Weapon for hilarity.
  • DRK/NIN - used Guillotine too early in fight first time, didn't finish NPC, and it immediately Mijin Gakure followed by Blessed Radiance which killed me. Went back in and waited til 40%~ to Guillotine, which killed her outright for the win.
  • DRK/NIN - chose DRK/NIN cos it looked like people found it easy... 1/2 in the end BUT: think about it... your a DRK, probably with a high delay wep (Scythe/GS) vs a NIN... and your NPC is not stupid. First try it opened with Utsusemi: NI... being a DRK it takes about an hour to take out 4 shadows in which time it cast -agax2 then para... not good. Basically it cast shadows faster than I could take them down and beat me down with -agas. SO unless you have Ridil/KC etc, the way to do it is open with Stun, then get in and start hitting, dont let it get the first Utsusemi off and you will be ok. I went, used stun, weapon bash, dread spikes kept it going till ~45% then Guillotine, it hit me with Blessed Radiance+Mijin Gakure+Poison leaving me with 26hp when it gave up! In retrospect, /SAM maybe easier, just run in and spam WSs :)
  • I did this fight as a 76DRK/NIN and went 1/3, first time i went drk/thf, died, same with drk/sam, i had to Guillotine him because i had a better shot with Scythe rather than GS since my fellow was NIN/BLM, before he gave up, he killed me, i got up and he ended up giving up due to poison i was also casting bio, poison, absorb spells, dread spikes, and of course utsu to stay alive, also used Drain and Drain II as well - Kadian (fight done on 7.20.2010)


  • 85BST/42DNC My NPC came Bst/Whm with Banish II, and despite me leveling her great katana to maximum, she brought a great sword and used Crescent Moon. When the BST in the testimony below said this fight could not have been easier, he was wrong. When BST gains access to DipperYuly (at 76) it instantly becomes powerful enough to solo countless NMs, including Bune (which I've been soloing from 76 to 85 now). This fight at 85 is a joke. I reckon it will be for any job post-75. I imagine you can beat your fellow on BST as early as mid-60s, based on the level 75 reviews, and my own testimony at level 85. Her pet died in about 4 hits, and that was me, not my pet, which hits a heck of a lot harder than I do. I bet I could've won without ever touching the crab.
  • 75BST/37NIN Went in, applied Ut: NI, called Courrier Crab and sent it to fight NPC's pet. I also starting hitting the pet until it was dead. After the pet was dead (very quick kill), I sent pet on NPC and I followed hitting NPC too. Never used snarl - just had to keep UT Ichi and NI up at all times. A least in my opinion, as long as you are good at keeping Ut up at all times, this is a VERY easy fight with 75BST/NIN. And yes, dont Weapon Skill until you see that the NPCs shadows are down.
  • 75BST/37NIN, NPC same job. This fight could not have been much easier. Walked in, called beast (CC) waited for timer to cool down. Went as close as I could without aggro and <fight> NPC's pet (also a crab). After both pet and NPC were attacking CC, I walked in and started attacking pet, finished it off and only had 78tp. Moved over to NPC, built tp and Rampage > Snarl. NPC used AoE Greatsword WS, knocking 2 shadows off, but neither NPC nor pet got a hit through.
  • 75BST/37NIN, NPC was same. Used CC and tried to double team Fellow to kill quickly. CC missed 75% of the time, and Fellow started spamming Jubaku to paralyze me when I got hate. Fellow's crab did very little damage, but lost first fight at 25% left on fellow after being paralyzed 80% of the time and kept hate entire fight.
  • 64BST/32WHM, NPC was BST/RDM. NPC used tier 1 elemental magic, enwater, Bio II (LV 36 for RDM), and had pet. If this quest is set up for NPC to have Main/Sub jobs like players do, then my NPC was 75BST/36RDM even though I entered fight as a LV 64 job. Both Crabshaw and my Galkan NPC hit for about 150. I have also lost this fight as 75BLM and 70WHM prior to this attempt.
  • 74BST/37WHM, NPC was BST/RDM with a Great Sword (used Ground Stike, Freezebite and Crescent Moon WS). NPC cast Fire, Thunder, Aero, Sleep (on me), Regen, Cure III (twice), Shell II, Blind, Poison, Bio II, Diaga. I beat it with 2x Courier Carrie and 1x pet food. Set my pet against Crabshaw, i hit NPC, used Snarl whenever possible. Before my first pet went down i switched over to Crabshaw, and with second pet i Snarl immediately to transfer hate, then back to NPC hitting. Ended up with ~30% HP, ~50% MP, second pet ~95% HP. Only the pet swap was "risky".
  • 75BST/37NIN, NPC same job with Great Sword (used Power Slash, Sickle Moon and Hard Slash). Called CourierCarrie, waited for timer to cool down to 2:30. Used familiar, and sent carrie at Crabshaw. Waited for Carrie to switch to the NPC, and attacked Crabshaw. After I killed Crabshaw, I engaged on NPC, used Rampage, Snarl, and it was a matter of time before NPC gave up at 15%. Video of fight. (My suggestion: eat poison potions to avoid being put to sleep by Shockwave - those weaponskills he used is random.)
  • 75BST/37WHM, NPC (Durib) BST/RDM. Durbi used a Great Sword and called a CrabShaw as his pet. Beat Durib with a Amigo Sabotender (Sun Water, level 75). I sent the Amigo Sabotender with Familiar (BST 2-hr) to fight Durib, while I fought the Crabshaw. After killing Crabshaw (axe hits, 1 Rampage, several cures, 1 Yagudo Drink), I joined the fight against Durib (Durib around 1/3 left and Amigo Sabotender 50% left). Unfortunately I hadn't taken a Poison Potion and Durib did a Shockwave shortly after I joined the fight. My Amigo Sabotender pet defeated Durib (with around 1/4 health left), while I slept. I never did a Sic, a Feral Howl, nor did I need my meds. I can highly recommend an Amigo Sabotender as a pet. Fight lasted 6 minutes 24 seconds. Obviously it would have been faster and more fun, if I had been using a Poison Potion. I agree with others if your NPC has a Great Sword before engaging him/her use a Poison Potion.
  • 75BST/37WHM, NPC (Feliz) BST/RDM with a Great Sword. Came with one Icarus wing, 2 High potions, and 2 Poison potions. Did usual buffs Protect II, Shell II, Blink, Stoneskin and Reraise (just in case). Called CC, waited for Call Beast timer to go down, ran up to Feliz and Crabshaw, pop'd a Poison potion, 2hr, and then sic CC on Crabshaw, Feliz linked with Crabshaw, I then engaged Feliz and hit Snarl. Feliz never looked away from CC, and after CC took 3 hits I used Reward to keep his health up while letting the timer begin to tick down. Built Tp, Rampage, Snarl, waited for Snarl timer, used Icarus Wing, Snarl, Reward. I got off 2 more times with Rampage while Feliz was switchin between casting Elemental spells on CC or doing Great Sword WS (I only saw him do Ground Stike and Freezebite). When Feliz hit under 1/2 his HP he 2hr'd, I didnt check Crabshaws HP but when Feliz got to the 1/4 HP mark Crabshaw died and CC then turned on Feliz, one more WS, one more Reward and Feliz gave up. Supplies used: 1 Icarus wing, 1 Poison potion, 1 CourierCarrie Jug, 3 Pet Food Zeta ---- Shadowa 05:45, 11 September 2008 (UTC) on Lakshmi
  • 75 BST/NIN NPC Fhig, Went in with a meat mithkabob, usual melee gear + ws gear, leopard/temp axes, npc had a GS + CrabClaw, put pet on Crabclaw, fhig got hate, i meleed on crab till dead, engaged fhig, WS > snarl, didn't take long little over 3mins total. Don't know if i got lucky but seemed pretty straight foward oh and i used black mandy. ---- Murzade - Ramuh
  • 74 BST/DNC. NPC Sharlene had a Crabshaw, and was BST/WHM. I used one Courier Carrie. Shockwave's sleep effect was a bit nasty to me, but no other real problems. Just keep healing and make it a 2-on-1 on the fellow by killing off the pet first, and it should be a fairly cake fight. --Starcade 00:28, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
  • 75 BST/BLM NPC Fhig, I accidentally stumbled on the best way to do this as BST. I forgot to change my sub to /WHM and when I entered I thought I was going to be toast without healing or blink etc. But it turned out to be incredibly easy since my NPC was gimped BST/BLM just like me. NPC had greatsword so did Poison Potion, Tuna Sushi, and popped Lifedrinker Lars, Familiared. Didn't wait for timer just rushed in. Sic'd Crabshaw and attacked my NPC and snarled to put hate on Lars. Lars downed Crabshaw in about 45 seconds and we both just whacked on Fhig until she gave up. NPC wasted time casting Blizzard (50dmg), Water (15dmg) which were total jokes. Only WS once and used one Zeta. Lars was @ 80% health when finished. Total fight time: 2:45 ---Quesse - Shiva
  • 75 BST/NIN My NPC had a crab out. I sent CC after crab, after crab was dead, I went after NPC. Rampage, Snarl and kept swinging. 1/1 My NPC gave up. I currently hold the record on the Quetzalcoatl server. 4 minuets and 46 seconds. Atropa [Quetzalcoatl] 23:41, February 26, 2010 (UTC)


  • As a BRD70/WHM35, my fellow was a PLD/RDM wielding a sword and shield. After singing Carnage Elegy to him, he charged right up to me with Shield Bash. For the remainder of the fight he casted buffs, enfeebles and nukes. He finished me off with Swift Blade.
  • Just did this as Bard/Ninja. NPC Came as Paladin/Ninja, using Sword + Shield, as others have stated, and only casted shadows once during the fight. Possibly started with them, as I started with AoE Lullaby. I went in with Garuda's Dagger/Joyeuse and a haste build. Soul Voice/Troubadour/Nightingale and double March songs. Shadows were no problem with SV Elegy up. Never seen Blessed Radiance. NPC used random elemental wheel Ninjutsu spells, and Flash once. Shining Blade, burning Blade, Swift Blade Weapon Skills were used by NPC. Simple, if prepared! (Also wasted a full Hi-Potion tank and only used 2, which were un-needed) Good Luck!
  • Went as a Brd/War, Joytoy/Genbu's. Nanako went as Pld/Nin, using sword/sheild. I 2hr'd, Nightingale, Troubadour, Double Paeon myself. Opened with Horde, she resisted. Went to Elegy, she Shield Bashed me. I then casted Elegy and proceded to fight. She casted Banish II, Shell III, Prot IV. I Finale'd the buffs. Her weakest hit was 80 dmg, highest was a 212 critical. At about 55% she used Invincible, at this time I threw up Defender and tried some spells, could not stick Requium. I was Berserked most the fight, hitting Vorpal Blade the moment I got TP, 354, 419, 406. I was at about 50% HP when I won.
  • Just attempted this as Brd/War with joy/genbu's like above poster with similar strategy. NPC was PLD/NIN and hit me for 50-80 with weapon skills up to 250 dmg. Capped sword skill + suppa (225 skill) +27 ACC +19 DEX i had a very difficult time hitting her, wuld miss maybe 60-70% of hits. NIN paralyze, blind, and slow only made it worse. Vorpal blade dmg was pathetic, 80-90. Melee hits for ~20, and ~7 when npc blocked with shield. Ran out of time when i got her down to ~40% hp. I wasnt fairing to well myself, down to about the same. I rocky 18:37, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Attempted it again. Lost TP upon zoning in, 30 seconds into fight NPC opened with Spirits Within for 600... I Hp'd. Need more Acc. I rocky 18:37, 28 September 2008 (UTC)


  • Went in as RNG/NIN, brought and icarus wing with me,walked up to my NPC, opened with sharpshot> barrage> sidewinder> icarus wing> sidewinder, created distortion and took its hp to less than 50%, I then shadowbound it, got a recast on shadows and finished it off with EES.
  • Tried as RNG/NIN. Cast Utsusemi:Ichi before engaging the npc. I opened with Sharpshot and then Barrage. The Npc cast ichi, so I hit him three times, and then used Sidewinder(partially resisted). Then I used an Icarus Wing, but as I finished the npc cast ichi again. After I destroyed the shadows I used Sidewinder(this time full damage). Unfortunately he brought my HP too low, and even if I Used EES, he killed me with a WS. I could only take him to 50%.
  • I went in Rng/Dnc. My NPC was Nin/Whm. ~Zazhi, sylph


  • As SMN/WHM, my fellow was a BST/RDM with a crab and a Great Sword. I used Reraise, Stoneskin, Protect & Shell. Then I used Elemental Siphon to regain MP. Went to edge of circle summon Shiva use Frost Armor Bloodpact. Enter circle and assault NPC, use ward bloodpact sleepga to sleep crab, and use rage bloodpact Rush in NPC. I meleed too for spirit taker to help with MP. When Crab wakes sleepga Bloodpack again when rage timer up rush again should end fight. NPC gave up at about 20%.
    • Note to buff after entering.
  • 75 Tarutaru SMN/WHM. Fello was Tarutaru BST/RDM with Crab pet and Great Sword. Buffed with Reraise, Earthen Ward, and Blink. Used Shiva. Did not bother with Frost Armor. I was able to get close enough to send Shiva towards the NPC without aggroing either the NPC or her pet. I used Sleepga as soon as we were in range, then a Rush on the NPC for about 20% of her HP. Astral Flow was used to negate the upkeep. A little after the second Rush, I backed away and resummoned Shiva. When the NPC and her now awakened pet came after me, I sent Shiva at the NPC again, used another Sleepga to sleep the pet crab, then a third Rush finished the fight.
  • 75SMN/37WHM Hume vs. RDM/BST Mithra with a Great Sword and Crab Pet. Used Shiva, no buffs, and one Yagudo Drink. Easy fight. Three Rush and two Sleepga (Blood Pact) used. NPC gave up at 19%. Took no damage and had 300+ MP left at the end of the fight. --Jerkin 18:18, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
  • SMN75/SCH37 Hume vs. BST/RDM Galka with a Great Sword and Crab Pet. Buff yourself with Reraise and Earthen Ward from Titan, activate Sublimation and finally Dark Arts with Addendum: Black. Engage using Sleep on the crab, and let your pet attack the fellow using its best Blood Pact: Rage (I used Fenrir). The only thing you need to do is sleeping again the crab when it wakes up, and attack the fellow with your staff if you can use Spirit Taker. Fellow will use Familiar but the pet can't hurt you asleep, at all. Anyway, the battle will end before you use all your magic points.
  • SMN75/WHM37 Tarutaru vs. BST/RDM [[Tarutaru] with a Great Sword with a Crab pet. Circled around until I was able to Assault (Command) my Adventuring Fellow without getting aggro. Used Shiva's Frost Armor then engaged. Used only two Rush's as well as some melee (never even got past 85% TP) and Sleepga_(Blood_Pact) to put the Crab pet out of action. Asphe 21:50, 21 August 2009 (UTC)


  • As 75NIN/37DNC my adventuring fellow was NIN/PLD, she cast all the Ninja spells as well as Cure III and Flash and used Mijin Gakure for 727 dmg to me.
  • As 75NIN/37DNC my adventuring fellow was NIN/PLD, she used Mijin Gakure for 1016 dmg at 30%.
  • As 75NIN/37WAR my adventuring fellow was NIN/BLM, he cast blaze spike, sleepga, bind, for the sub. As full haste gear lot of interruption of casts. Mijin Gakure for about 1000 dmg when close to 30%. (Suggestions: Start the fight with Jubaku to avoid the cast of the spike, Poison potion on, Defender at 35%, Taco food, some hp potion if you go in red hp after 2h. Icarous Wing helps too).
  • Chose NIN75/RDM37 for this fight. Bought six Hi-Potions, a Pro-Ether, 2 Ethers and a Tavnazian Taco for some exra Defense. Enthunder added 9 onto every hit. NPC was NIN/RDM also. Kept Stoneskin, Phalanx and Enthunder up the whole fight, wasn't ever in any danger. Jubaku was working wonders, made him immobile nearly (and interrupted every attempt of his own shadows). Very fortunate as Shadow Ring absorbed his Mijin Gakure making this fight too easy. Took under four minutes and didn't lose a single hit point. Ended with 34/248 MP. If Mijin Gakure did connect, had the Hi-Potions handy. Seems like an easy enough fight if you take the necessary precautions.
  • Went NIN75/RDM37, NPC was the same. Put up Stoneskin, Phalanx, Enthunder like the person above did as well as Blaze Spikes for good measure, but, with the exception of Enthunder, none of it was really needed as I was never with my shadows down. Extremely easy fight, only damage came from 2hr (I took 817 damage, Shell II might have been useful here, but not needed), NPC did very little melee, spending most of the fight casting NIN enfeebles and various black magic spells.
  • NIN/WAR and my fellow was NIN/BLM. I used Jack-o'-Lantern, Reraiser, Persikos au Lait, Poison Potion (for Sleepga), five Hi-Potions, and an Icarus Wing. I was wearing a fairly heavy Evasion armor, cast Jubaku: Ichi when she was within range, cast other Hojo: Ni and Kurayami: Ni soon as I could. Her attacks we 90% misses but it was her constant spamming of nearly all -ga spells that did me in. She tried to cast Blaze Spikes, failed, tried again and succeeded. She cast more then she attacked. Almost all spells her -gas. I was able to interrupt about half of them (along with Jubaku) and was holding on. At 50% she used Blade: Ku (the second after an Aeroga so shadows were down) down for nearly 500 points. I held on but shortly after 30-40% she used Mijin Gakure for 1000 points. I fell within her aggro range, I used my Reraise, attacked but I had shadows up but her Blaze Spikes finished me off. I would say she was down to about 30-33% health when I left the battlefield. Thinking about going with a different sub and/or use an Opo-opo Necklace/Ninja's Garb +1 Setping Potion]] to give the first big hit after her shadows go down. Much harder then the Maat ninja fight imo. The Black Mage sub is just simply too much to deal with when she spams -gas; you'll think you were fighting a katana Dual Wielding Black Mage with Fast Cast, Manafont, Mijin Gakure as 2-hours. --Dukuji 14:09, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Completed fight as a NIN/WHM; fellow was a NIN/RDM. Used a simple EVA/haste amour, only used a Jack-o'-Lantern, Persikos au Lait, and one Hi-Potion. Used Opo-opo Necklace to build TP at first. Enfeebled fellow start of fight, used the persikos, and blink tanked as normal. Quickly worked her down and waited for Mijin Gakure which she used for almost 1000 hp. Fellow used few spells but did cast Diaga, Regen twice, a few Cure IIIs, various Ninjutsu, Bio, etc. 90% of her spells and attacks were easily defeated by Jubaku and my shadows. Not an easy nor quick fight, after Mijin Gakure I was down to 17 hp but had Divine Seal + Cure III ready. --Dukuji 03:33, 26 July 2009 (UTC)


  • As 75SAM/37NIN she was NIN/BLM, as 75SAM/37DNC she was NIN/PLD. Mijin Gakure around 30% for ~700 to elv with no extra vit gear on both times. Was doing steady damage with soboro while curing myself and keeping off para/blind/etc, throwing out the occasional gekko for silence. Both /nin and /dnc, Hagun WSs in 2hr were only doing ~150-190 with good str/atk build, sea gorgets, etc.
  • As 75SAM/31DNC fellow was NIN/PLD dual wielding katanas. Two attacks per round meant that Third Eye will let some hits slip past. Paralyze and Blind Ninjutsu were especially annoying. The goal is to keep your own HP as high as possible, forgoing weaponskills in favor of curing yourself until your fellow uses Mijin Gakure, at which point you can use your own 2 hour and finish him or her off.
  • As 75SAM/WAR, used Seigan for fending off attacks and if lucky, the occasional WS. Meditated to 300 tp and used Sekkanoki with Yukikaze -> Gekko for a quick Fragmentation and meditated once more for Kasha. The Kasha seemed to be the most effective WS as my NPC became paralyzed on several occasions but still managed to get off BLM spells like Firaga for decent damage. Mijin Gakure came relatively late compared to previous attempts for about 700 damage but my 2 hour wasn't necessary as he gave up after I double attacked him to something like 15% health.
  • As 75SAM/37DNC, used the method to survive untill your NPC uses Mijin Gakure. Used 1 Persikos au Lait + Meat Mithkabob. Kept Seigan + Third Eye up the whole time, along with Drain Samba + Quickstep. The Paralyze from Ninjutsu spells was an issue, but I was able to last long enough for the NPC to use Mijin Gakure. Mijin Gakure left me with 450 HP's, at which time I used Meikyo Shisui and had the NPC submit to me after the first skillchain (Tachi: Yukikaze --> Tachi: Gekko = Fragmentation).
  • As 75SAM/37DNC, ate a yellow curry bun, meditate, and used seigan+third eye to block most attacks. Biggest problem was when the NPC used blade: retsu and paralyzed me. When the NPC was at around 30% HP I 2hred and finished the battle. Soboro was used. Left the battle with 166 HP.
  • I've tired this four times now and have lost every time as 75SAM/37DNC. She was NIN/PLD. Latest attempt i used a tavnazian taco to keep her damage down and went through the fight strictly defensive at about 40% I 2-houred got all three weapons skill off then at 30% she used Blessed Radiance hitting me for 770 then Mijin Gakure for 740 and finished me off. -Akren, Shiva October 03, 09


  • I Went DRG/RDM, fellow was Bst using GS, I buffed with Blink/Stoneskin pro/shell and blaze spikes for little extra damage. I didn't even worry about my fellow's pet. Went in used jumps, right around the time I used penta thrust, fellow used Ground Strike(501dmg). Few healing breaths from wyvern, my fellow used familar. I was about to have 100% tp again but my fellow was roughly 30% health and it used Blessed Radiance(601dmg) and killed me ; ; Going to try again but all in all this was a fairly simple fight. NPC isn't all the tough just need to watch for WS's and that damn Blessed Radiance
  • I went DRG/RDM, was an extremely easy fight, she was bst/rdm using GS. I buffed with Blink/Stoneskin Phalanx Pro/Shell, Didn't worry about pet it hit for about 60-100 damage though Fellow only managed to hit me once for damage(100, and first was blocked by Stoneskin) due to casting spells, the other 2-4 rest were parried or evaded. I casted dia II to pull my hits with meat kabobs were doing 160-200(with 185crit?!?) I angon once she hit 60% hp and used penta thrust at 45%(because of above poster) killing her with only 4 out of 5 hits. My melee hits were doing around 7-8% of her hp a swing and she only got 1 ws off(freezebite for 18 lol).
  • I went as DRG/SAM. Adventuring Fellow was BST/NIN. Over extremely quick. I Meditated once and I was cheap so decided to not use Icarus Wing and wait for Recast on Meditate. Proper use of Seigan and Third Eye showed I was able to double Angon Penta Thrust in about 15-20 seconds which killed her outright for 1000 damage each. Pet Wyvern did maximum unresisted damage (forgot to use Deep Breathing) with second Breath not registering (Adventuring Fellow died). Used basic defensive solo equipment (evasion) which was not even necessary because she and her pet hit me every time when Third Eye was exhausted; she did one Raiton: Ichi and one Weapon Skill. Original plan was Meditate, wait Recast, Angon double Penta Thrust, Spirit Surge Jump-High Jump (lower defense to take over after initial Angon, take away some TP maybe) mainly for TP gain, Penta Thrust, Icarus Wing, Penta Thrust under STR boost and HP boost plus heal if necessary. 65 seconds fight with Meditate Recast taken out. You can probably do it in 30-45 secounds with Meditate Angon Jump High Jump Icarus Wing. You can Spirit Surge for extra STR if you want. (=<'
  • DRG/BLU, very easy fight. Fellow appeared to be BST/PLD with a Great Sword, had a crab and cast Flash, Shell, and Protect II throughout the fight. Completely ignored the crab, which had slow attack speed anyway. Didn't really do anything fancy. Used my normal DD gear, Mithkabob, and Cocoon. Ran in, Angon, Jumps, Drakesbane, and she was down before I had TP again. One Healing Breath (with both Armets) was needed shortly before the end. Probably could have kept up fine without the Mithkabob or even the Angon. --Thala 18:26, October 14, 2009 (UTC)
  • 69DRG/RDM, easier than I was expecting but still an exciting fight. 68DRG/BLU attempt previous had failed because of (1) Fellow's high defense with /PLD and Protect II and (2) getting hit for ~800 from Blessed Radiance (I'm a Taru). As 69DRG/RDM I was getting hit for ~100 from the crab and ~180 from my Fellow, so I decided to kill the crab first in order to stay alive in the event of getting hit with a strong weaponskill or Blessed Radiance. Crab has about 1250HP and went down very quickly. NPC took about 3000 damage before giving up; I was hitting for around 100 each swing. Near 30% I cured myself as much as I could before using Penta Thrust, intending to trigger Blessed Radiance, but my Fellow gave up instantly. Fight took 7 minutes.

Blue Mage

  • As 75BLU/37NIN my adventuring fellow was PLD/NIN, she used Invincible at around 40% and cast Ichi ninjutsu.
  • As BLU/THF, my adventuring fellow was PLD/RDM. Achieved a postmortem win thanks to Disseverment's DoT.
  • As 75BLU/37NIN, she was PLD/NIN equipped with a Sword and Shield. She mostly casted Ninjutsu, and occasionally Flash. Next to no threat with Head Butt set, Utsusemi shadows, and the Savage Blade >> Disseverment solo skillchain. She never had the chance to 2hr.
  • Went Blu/Nin fight took about 1 minute, my NPC was pld/nin...only got hit by Spirits within...1 dissevernment 1 hysteric barrage 1 spiral spin and a few head butts is all it took..she used invincible but dissevernment DoT finished her off about 5 seconds after Invincible
  • As 75BLU/RDM basically tossed up all my buffs and npc went down before I even got 100%tp. Head Butt, Disseverment, Hysteric Barrage, Spiral spin is what I used mostly.
  • 75 Tarutaru BLU/NIN vs Mithra PLD/NIN NPC. Basically spammed physical damage spells and Head Butt. She went down under 1 minute, without even getting a chance to use Invincible. She got a Spirits Within off and a radiance, but that barely got through my Diamondhide. I had over 50% MP left at the end of the fight.
  • An Elvaan 75BLU/DNC. Even with a lifted Level cap, I figured it'd be better to keep my Fellow on equal level with me, so I did the fight, and I got owned by his PLD/BLM badly. I am just that bad at the game... *sigh*


  • 75 PUP/NIN, and got a BST/NIN NPC wielding a Great Sword. Used full Valoredge puppet, popped Overdrive, and sent my automaton into engage my NPC while I took the crab pet. After my automaton had solid hate, I re-deployed it onto the crab to help me bring it down. With 3 Wind Maneuvers, Turbo Charger, and Overdrive, the crab fell pretty quick. After the pet was down, it was not even a fight anymore. The NPC spends tons of time casting Ichi ninjutsu, and swings rather slow using the great sword. Did not use an Icarus Wing or any healing items, used Repair at the beginning of the fight, but I probably did not need it. Rather easy fight for anyone who knows what they're doing. KodoReturns 07:32, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Went as 75 PUP/WAR and NPC was 75 BST/NIN with crab. I used Valoredge with strobe, blaze spikes, both armors and new steam jacket, flash and regen. Went it and sicked Valoredge on NPC and I took an icarus wing and went and killed crab. I needed 3 Hi-pots +3 to survive crab. I then 2 houred and Valoredge smacked up NPC bad. As soon as I got tp and howling fisted NPC the fight was over. Easier than Puppetmaster ENM.
  • Entering as PUP/DNC my NPC was a PLD/BST. She was wielding a great sword with a Crabshaw pet and used Ground Strike, Shockwave, Flash, Banish II, and Cure IV during the fight. I used Soulsoother Head and Stormwaker Frame combination, taking damage from both. I killed the crab first, and then the NPC. The difficulty level with this strategy was equivalent of fighting an Easy Prey mob in my opinion.
  • Went as PUP/NIN, NPC was apparenly BST/NIN. She was wielding a great sword with a Crabshaw pet and casting Ichi level Ninjutsu. Used Soulsoother head and Stormwaker Frame, let the puppet hang back and heal. Killed the crab first, once it was gone the NPC didn't even touch me. I'd rate the difficulty as weaksauce. Nobodyreal 06:25, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
  • As 75 PUP/DNC, with total of 378 evasion from merits, gear, and food. I can say that the crab must have very high accuracy and attack. I used Valoredge suited for tanking, sent it after NPC, then after grabbing hate, I Deployed it on the Crab. The crab only had a few volleys of attacks on me, but I was still down to about 50% HP. Once my automaton got hate back, I used Overdrive per my battle plan, and the crab barely scratched either of us from that point forward. Overall it was an easy fight, but the crab surprised me. Alvaros 27 February 2010
  • Went as 75 PUP/DRG with WHM head and frame, NPC was what appeared to be BST/BLM with Great Sword, tended to like using -aga magics however didn't seem that powerful especially to Automaton. Killed crab first, however may not have been necessary to bother with it at all. Very simple fight. Tigerhawk 1 June 2010


  • Seeing as there's no information I'll try to be as indepth as possible. Originally just for fun I went as 75COR/37DNC. The NPC that awaited me was a PLD/BLM with a sword and shield. My setup is as follows: Weapon- I was debating between Mercurial Kris or Joyeuse. Capped sword merits and 5/7 for dagger meant they were more or less equal accuracy wise. I was going to use Mercurial Kris for a NIN/??? NPC, and since I got PLD/BLM I opted for Joyeuse because WaltzII spam wouldn't be as neccesary (nor would shadow depletion). Gear wise I went the defence route: Dusk gloves/boots, Denali Jacket, Qiqirn Hood over Ohat (AF was tossed accidentally; can't request) and I swapped out my sniper +1 for jaegar. For food I popped a tavnazian taco (accuracy food was definately not needed) and ended up with around 350 DEF. Not bad for a pirate. Buff wise I was a little torn, but ended up using Gallant and Fighter's Roll. (Even with high defence, I was hit for ~90 damage and ~150 crits. Having rolled 11(yay) for Gallant's Roll, damage return on Nanako was ~35 a hit.) If it had been a more mage focused job and/or a NIN I probably would have gone with Magus/Fighters, both for spells and Mijiin Gakure. Med wise I brought along two hi pots +2 which were barely needed. Now for the fight~. My NPC cast all -37 BLM spells (including sleep) and all 75 PLD spells. I opened the battle with two dark shots; one had no effect and the other dispelled protect. I engaged, whacked away with joyeuse, and put up Drain SambaII as soon as I had enough TP. Joyeuse did decent damage (35-70 on crits) but gained TP a bit too slow, so near the beginning I popped Wild Card. Luckily I was endowed with 300TP and spammed waltz to bring my HP up. Soon after Nananko used Invincible, and during her 2hr I continued to use my 2hrTP. As advice, I'd avoid using Slug Shot and concentrate purely on DDing with Joyeuse; when she was arond 25% I DID use slug shot, but it only hit for 193 damage; certainly not worth the TP loss. Overall the fight was fairly easy. I'd definately reccomend defence build because it kept weaponskill damage at a minimum (350~ vorpal blade, being hume I had around 1250HP total) and to not really feel too intimidated. I think my ending time was just over 5 minutes.


  • Went as DNC/NIN, fellow was PLD/NIN. Relatively easy fight (done it without using Trance, or using anything special... did however pop 1 Suchi), keeping shadow up at all time was rather easy (my eva is not capped yet). Just last until you can pop Dancing Edge, rinse and repeat, you won't break any records, but you'll get the job done with little investment.
  • Tried this as 75DNC/NIN was more difficult than it was worth.
  • Went in as 75 DNC/37 NIN. NPC was PLD/NIN. Used a Squid Sushi for safe measure. No trance used, as the above person stated. The NPC did not hit very often, (either he missed, or Utsusemi absorbed it), but when he did, he would take a bit of HP off (150-300). Used Violent Flourish to stun his cures. Invincible was no problem, just used steps to generate TP when he popped it. After that, I used Building Flourish > Wild Flourish > Dancing Edge to defeat him. EDIT: Vorpal Blade did 710 Damage with 2 of my shadows still up, if he had managed to time it when all my shadows were gone, I surely would've been killed, and I'm an elvaan. Myzou 13:19, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
  • 75 DNC/NIN, NPC was PLD/NIN and too weak to be worthwile. No Invincible, Vorpal Blade did 100dmg with 3 shadows. NPC was spamming Ninjutsu Spells, Banish II and Flash. He didn't cure himself. Bellemere 12:50, 28 September 2009 (UTC)


  • Successful at first attempt on SCH/NIN. NPC loaded as RDM/NIN. Used Kirin's Pole with capped staff skill for int/mnd boosts and elemental resistances and tossing out only 1 Retribution WS. Upon entering the battlefield I used Sublimation, Light Arts, Addendum: White, Reraise, Utsusemi: Ichi, Protect IV, Shell IV, Regen II, Hailstorm (There is double ice weather in Qu'Bia Arena and it's said SCH does not receive a bonus from 3 weather effects, only two. I used Hailstorm for the INT+3 from Stormsurge LV1). Ran up to the arena and engaged my NPC, but out of aggro range. Used Dark Arts, Klimaform, Ebullience, Focalization, and started the fight with Cryohelix. Used drain and aspir whenever they were available. When my NPC casted any Utsusemi spell I used Manifestation with either Drain or Aspir to wipe her shadows and still get my HP or MP. At first she just used Tier3 elemental spells until Drain/Helix got her to 80%ish at which point she came to melee me. Recasted Cryohelix when needed but saved Modus Veritas for when it got ugly. A blizzard IV landed for 187 dmg, so i stuck to tier2's when I felt I had a surplus of MP w/out taking Sublimation into consideration. Around 50% she popped chainspell and started spamming buffs, rdm enfeebles, tier1 ninjutsu elementals, and ninjutsu enfeebling magics. At this point I just kept slighty out of range and used Dispel for things like Aquaveil and Shell. A bio3 did land on me but i popped off Enlightenment for an Erase, switched to Light Arts and one point and used Penury and Rapture in succession for 2-3 Cure IV's. Utsusemi: Ichi is your friend! When NPC started casting a longer spell such as Jubaku: Ichi, Hojo: Ichi, or Aquaveil I cancelled Utsusemi: Ni and recasted Utsusemi: Ichi to start from the base up on timers (knowing that ichi overwrite ichi then ni overwriting ichi, so u can get up to a succession of 9 hits/spells w/nothing connecting to you if you're couting your shadows). Luckily for me she only casted Diaga once at the beginning. At roughly 37%HP she started using Cure IV's so I popped Tabula Rasa and used all Strategems in succession for each arts (i.e. 1/2mp, 1/2casting time, potencies for curing myself to full) switched to dark arts (i.e. 1/2mp, 1/2 casting time, potencies, m.acc) threw on a final Cryohelix with Modus Veritas and used Alacrity+Ebullience with continuing Drains to finish her off. DMG wise her tier3 nukes hit for about 200HP, melee (Dagger) for 80~110, and 1 Evisceration for 443. I believe she finally gave up at around 17~18%HP. Good luck! ***Tandem 10:02, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
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