This subpage is a guide. Information expressed in a guide is usually more opinion than fact and should be taken as such. Guides are written by players, based upon their experiences, successes and mistakes, and are meant to aid other players. However, there may be differing opinions than those expressed in a guide.
Strategies and information in guides may not work for everyone.


Fight Overview


This overview applies whether you are fighting first time or 10th time.
  1. Get WHM Testimony.
  2. Trade testimony to Maat and he then transports you to Balga's Dais.
  3. Select Shattering Stars (WHM) option. The moment you enter arena the ten minute timer starts so don't waste time.
  4. Depending on strategy, cast spells, use items and so forth.
  5. Run into the arena and engage Maat with a spell and/or attack. He will not attack you until you make some aggression to him, but he will acknowledge you have arrived by getting close to him. The aggro spell or attack by you should be the start of a five minute fight timer.
  6. Upon your death, if you have reraise, either stay dead until you are booted from arena OR raise yourself and refrain from attacking or spell casting on Maat.
  7. If your time is up you will be kicked from the arena whether you engage Maat or not
  8. If you lose the Maat fight your Testimony can be used 2 more times after which you must get another.
  9. If you win, you will go back to Maat to complete quest.

Where to obtain testimony

Strategies Overview

With WHM you have a couple choices in how to fight Maat. What is important here is to hold on to the distinction that upon trading testimony to the Balga's Dais to enter the arena,you start the arena timer of ten minutes. Upon engaging Maat with some agressive action you start the fight timer of five minutes. None of which appears anywhere on your screen. Keeping track appears to rely on watching your clock.

Fight Choices

Seems the way you fight Maat always results in one winning end statement from Maat:
"Hm. That was a mighty fine display of skill there. <player name> You've come a long way ..."


Reading over all the contributions to this page and its discussion page, it is generally accepted that a player can complete the battle with Maat by surviving the fight for a full five minutes. Some players advise the following strategies:
  • Kite Method - engage Maat, then run around like a chicken with your head cut off.
The only thing to note about this method is that while running around you cannot watch what Maat is doing. Timing spells according to what Maat is doing is helpful.
  • Counter Method - engage Maat,then counter his magic attacks repeatedly.
Not sure this method is much different from cure method since one has to continually regain hp whether from medicine, food, or spells.
  • Cure Method - engage Maat and heal yourself until the end statement.
Key to cure method would be to never use more than cure 3. This limits mp usage.
Also, once you have healed yourself for 5,000 HP - meaning you've taken ~5,000 points of damage, you win the fight. I've done the fight 3 times and by this method he ALWAYS gave up and said I won as soon as I cured myself into the 5k range. The source of the cures is irrelevant: Benediction, Cure 1~4, potions, gear, etc...
  • Repose Method - engage Maat, repose him until end statment.
Key to Repose method would be having a Divine Magic Skill above 220.


This strategy first received a great deal of skeptical attacks. Some said it wasn't really a matter of reducing his HP, but just that a player fights through the five minute timer. Later it seems to be demonstrated that a player who is pounding on Maat can get him to give in by taking Maat's HP so low that your next attack will put him at 0. This strategy seems to hinge on the use of Hexa Strike and in the most clearly stated success examples, the use of Black Halo.

Depending on your race and combat skills; pick gear, weapons, medicine and food to support your strategy.

Player's Advice

This whole page comprises 3 years of contributions from many users. See the discussion page for even more information. I have attempted to reorganize it by giving authors credit and without deleting info posted. It is so large it will take a few days to get it organized. Egomzez 00:52, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

A Maat Fight Strategy by Gahoo

originally posted Aug 10 2006
White mage? Solo a tough guy like Maat? Well, fortunately, White Mages don't have to actually beat Maat. You must simply survive the battle for five minutes from the moment you engage him. Some re-equipping will be in order here. Now you must equip yourself for defense. Some items of note are phalanx rings, earth staff (Ask your paladin friend if you can borrow his. ^^), and bat earrings. Drink a blind potion to give yourself +30 evasion from the bat earrings (you won't be actually attacking so being blinded makes no difference). Bring along a couple bottles of Yagudo drink, plenty (30 or more) of healing potions, some echo drops and a fish chiefkabob (heh, eating tank food. Never thought you'd see the day?) Now, when you enter, cast all your buffs. Protect, Shell, Stoneskin, Aquaveil and Blink and then rest back to full. (you need all your MP for healing so don't waste it recasting these if they wear off). Eat your food and blind yourself then use Yagudo drink and Regen III on yourself. Now cast Paralyze on Maat to get his attention (if it actually sticks, great! But don't fret if it doesn't) Maat should be hitting you for two digit damage so you should have no trouble keeping your HP up. Don't actually attack him, that gives him more TP which is not good. Don't spam lower cures, wait for HP to get somewhat low and use high end cures. More HP for your MP. Basically, you're doing what a paladin would do. But if you're a taru, mind you don't use cures that heal for more HP than you have either. Feel free to enfeeble, but don't waste mp. Anything to slow him down so you last the five minutes. If all goes smoothly, you likely won't need Benediction but it's good to keep in mind if Maat gets lucky shots in and you need healing NOW. Just keep taking hits and healing them and Maat will eventually give up.

Cure vs - kite

I just attempted this fight using the "Cure" method, only to fine constant interruptions (With little healing magic skill as I don't think of myself as much of a mage) I failed horribly. Tried as kiting method, I'm going to say this is the way too go. Maat barely hit me at all, I even spent half the fight silenced as I forgot to bring drops, I still won with 500+MP and 600+HP at the end of the fight. Follow the same basic strat, but just run around in circles around the arena, whenever Maat stopped to cast something, I'd use this time to stop and cast uninterrupted CURE IVs. Only items used were 2xYag drink that I probably didn't need. No two hour, easy fight :)

Afflatus Solace! by Phoenixdown26

originally posted on May 15 2009
Since the recent April '09 update, WHM received several well deserved additions. Not only did these additions definitely make it the ultimate healer once again, but the godsend that is Afflatus Solace made WHM Maat easier than ever. I am a level 66 taru and I managed to defeat Maat 1/1.
Please NOTE! I did have evasion capped - I leveled blue mage to 70 and being unable to defeat G5 on that, I leveled WHM... anyways! - so this may have made it a tad easier than many others whose highest job is WHM and their evasion may not be capped. My magic skills are a faaaaaarrr cry from being capped so this may have leveled the playing field with the evasion thing. Higher enhancing you might want to think about as it helps with Stoneskin and spell interruption rate. Healing magic shouldn't really worry about... you're gonna be curing pretty consistently at 66. Enfeebling Lol... Divine if you are intent upon flash duration or reposing.


Run in battlefield => use Afflatus Solace => use buffs (listed in a sec) => rest to FULL mp => run up right in front of Maat (engages once you do) => casted Slow with earth staff => Flashed when needed to recast stoneskin, or just didn't find cure necessary => cured when needed and Afflatus Solace was GREAT with added SS effect from Cure 4's.
Note: Being a taru (HP 750ish), I never used anything higher than a Cure 4... I don't know if the other races' HP difference is quite that drastic, but if it is, a cure 5 may be in order... up to your discretion.


Once in the battlefield, I immediately used a Tavnazian Taco. After that I casted Stoneskin, Blink, Aquaveil, Protectra 4(I personally just haven't bothered with regular protects or shells) and Shellra 3. I rested to full and ran up to Maat. Casted haste up here so that it would last longer for the fight, then I casted Regen 3. Popped a blinding potion and a yag drink (I brought 2) and engaged.


Since I had an earth staff, Maat was missing a bit, and I had mini Afflatus Solace SS, I wasn't getting hit for too much. Thus the Regen 3 quickly replenished my HP to full and wore quicker than as hoped for. As such, you may or may not want to cast Regen 3 later in the battle. Keep in mind it does have a sort of high MP cost, but cures 30 hp/tick. In a sense that's -30 to about every 1/2 of Maat's hits.
You may think it seems like a lot of MP... this is definitely true, but remember! 8 mp = 30 hp with cure 1. Think about it...


Weapon: Earth Staff (obvious -20 physical damage, great) and macro'd in a Light Staff for cures. -right after cures tho, in the same macro i put earth staff back on.
Ammo: Fortune egg
Neck: Beak necklace
Earrings: Bat earrings x2 (be sure to have blinding potion for these, you will want TWO potions as they only last 3 minutes each... and you need to last 5 mins)
Belt: Qiqurn sash
Rings: Electrum ring, Mana ring
Back: Aurora mantle
everything else: Artifact armor
The fight was pretty straightforward... make sure you utilize the long casting time of Banishga III by Maat to cast Stoneskin or get off a cure that kept getting interrupted... whatever. I DID use my 2hr when I was down to about 75 mp more or less and about 150-200 HP. Maat Banishga III'd me 3 times, Holy'd once, and used Dragon kick for 192 damage (I just mini stonskinned with cure 4 - see it's useful!) Also, make sure you have atleast 2-4 echo drops. Maat never silenced me on my fight... but looking at videos, it doesn't seem like a rare occurrence for him to cast Silence.

Closing note

Take a deep breath and keep a level head. Flash and stoneskin. Cure 3 most of the time. Cure nuke when you're going down. Good luck!

A More In-Depth Strategy [to survival] by Kryial

originally posted by Aug 20 2006
You just wanna try and stay alive for five minutes. When I did my WHM Maat fight, I was level 66 and won on my first try. Here's my strategy. First I'll discuss gear.
(please note that when you talk to Maat and while you trade him your testamony, you should do it while unequiped because he copys the stats that you currently have.)
(please note that if your evasion is not capped the evasion gear below will do you no good and Maat will land nearly every blow, and keep in mind Maat hits very hard)


Weapon: Earth Staff. Borrow one from a friend if you can't afford one. This is extremely important. Physical damage taken-20% is a godsend.
Ammo: Nowadays you can use a Bibiki Seashell, which is a reward from the quest Got It All. This gives VIT+4. This wasn't available when I did the fight, so I just used my good ol' Holy Ampulla.
Head: Personally, I used my Empress Hairpin. If you can't get one of these though, a Crow Beret or Raven Beret works almost as well.
Neck: Spirit Torque is pretty nice for this. Apparently is expensive on some servers though, so I suppose you could use a Medieval Collar or Willpower Torque.
Earrings: Bat Earrings. Drink Blinding Potions to get Evasion+30 with these. These are almost as useful as the Earth Staff.
Body: Crow Jupon or Raven Jupon.
Hands: If your nation does not control the Sarutabaruta Region, (i.e. you're not from Windurst), then Master Caster's Mitts or Praefectus's Gloves are a good choice (but remember to put Signet on, to activate their effects!). If neither of these will work, then just go with Crow Bracers or Raven Bracers.
Rings: There are several options for this. For Elvaan and Galka, you'll probably want MP rings. Humes and Mithra can also get away with these. If you are a Tarutaru though, do NOT wear HP->MP rings! Your best bet is probably either HP rings (if you can get some good ones), VIT rings (likely Chrysoberyl Rings), or Phalanx Rings.
Back: If you can afford it, Cheviot Cape is awesome for this. Just make sure to fight Maat at night if you have one of these, as it has a hidden effect of Physical Damage taken -10% during the night, as opposed to the normal -5%. If you can't afford one of these, Dodge Cape works well enough.
Belt: Druid's Rope is probably your best bet here, for the Spell interruption rate-10%.
Legs: Crow Hose or Raven Hose work well here. You could also use your Healer's Pantaloons for the VIT+3, but I preferred loading up on Evasion myself. Maat missed me a ton, and it really helped.
Feet: Healer's Duckbills. The AGI+3 and Spell interruption rate-20% help out a lot here. Another extremely important piece.


As far as items go, bring a few Blinding Potions (3-4 should be good enough; I only used 2, myself), 2-3 Yagudo Drinks, and a Tavnazian Taco. Nowadays you can probably afford several Hi-Ether +3s, since they have become incredibly cheap ever since they started dropping like crazy from Assault missions. Some people tend to bring potions to heal HP as well, since item use can't be interrupted like spells, but I never had a problem with that. If you're a Tarutaru I suppose you might want to consider it. Hi-Potion +3s are also cheap now too, due to dropping from Assault missions, so it couldn't hurt. Some also bring in a Vile Elixir or Vile Elixir +1, but those are quite expensive, and you shouldn't need it. Another trick some people use is to get very close to leveling up (like 500 exp away), then during the fight use a Dragon Chronicles or Miratete's Memoirs page to level up during the fight, restoring all HP and MP. These pages take a few seconds to use though, and this method can be a bit harder to pull off. For what it's worth, I only used 1 Hi-Ether the entire fight (he gave up just before I used my second one).


Alright, now for strategy. When you get in, put on Reraise II, Protect IV, Shell IV (or Shell III if you don't have IV yet), Stoneskin, Blink, and Aquaveil, then rest to full MP. Don't bother recasting these buffs throughout the fight; you won't have time. Now head towards the BC arena until you can see Maat. Drink your first Yagudo Drink and Blinding Potion, cast Regen III on yourself, then cast Paralyze on Maat. It probably won't stick, but if it does, all the better. Now what you want to do is basically kite Maat in circles around the edge of the arena. He will cast Dia II on you, but don't bother erasing it; he'll just immediately recast it. Only cure yourself with Cure III and Cure IV, but don't overheal. You can use Cure V in an emergency, but it costs a lot of MP, so try to stick to III and IV. Also, if you're in dire need, don't be afraid to use Benediction! Remember that Benediction now also heals all negative statuses, so drink another Blinding Potion after using it. When Maat starts casting spells with long cast times (Stoneskin, Blink, Aquaveil, Banishga III, etc...), use those times to cast Cure spells on yourself. If you keep running whenever possible, Maat will barely be able to use any WSs, if any. Just keep running, cure yourself when you need it, and reuse Yagudo Drinks and Blinding Potions when they wear off. Eventually he will give up. Just remember not to take too long buffing yourself and resting at the start of the fight; there is a 10 minute time limit on this fight, which starts as soon as you enter the BC zone. Also, if you happen to die, don't bother reraising until you get kicked out of the BC; Maat will just aggro and come kill you again, and then you'll be outside the BC with no reraise. (I fought him yesterday, died and reraised. He does not aggro you if you do not re-engage him.)
Please Note that Casting all those spells and a base MP while healing of +45 Does not allow you enough time in the fight.

The Repose Strategy

As briefly mentioned above, Repose will work on Maat. An entire strategy can be based around this. First, make sure your Divine Magic skill is capped, and equip any items you own to enhance this. A Light Staff or Apollo's Staff is ideal (and most White Mages over level 51 will likely at least have the former already), and you will certainly want to equip your Healer's Pantaloons if you generally wear anything else. A 69 Taru was able to defeat Maat by casting Repose twice at the start of battle. Neither spell was resisted, and Maat slept for three minutes. Two more Repose spells would have ended the fight, but he grew bored and chose to fight it out instead. For the easy victory, four unresisted Repose spells will end the fight.

Gear and Skill Note

The Divine Magic skill on Water Staff and Neptune's Staff isn't nearly as potent as the magic accuracy bonus to light spells given with Light Staff or Apollo's Staff. Just as a Black Mage is better off wearing a Thunder Staff for Thunder instead of an Ice Staff (which has Elemental magic skill +10), a White Mage is better off using a Light or Apollo's Staff with Repose.

Additional Tips for Repose Strategy

As mentioned above, it's important to cap Divine Magic Skill. The caps are as follows: Level 66: 227, Level 67: 231, Level 68: 235, Level 69: 239, Level 70: 244. One good way to do this is to spam Divine spells such as Banish in Besieged.
In addition to your Healer's Pantaloons, you may also want to buy a Divine Torque (+7 Divine Skill) and/or a Divine Earring (+3 Divine Skill). You can always sell the items after you beat Maat if you want.
Pay attention to how long you spend buffing yourself at the start, before aggroing Maat. Getting an unresisted Repose is useless if you exceed the time limit of the fight.
Make sure you have Echo Drops. Being silenced will ruin your day - unless you're willing to use Benediction to counteract it. Sofrid 10:07, June 3, 2010 (UTC)

Player's Experience

Human 70 (Kiting-Survival)

Gurts, Quetzalcoatl 8/11/12

Gear that I used: Terra's Staff, Gold Hairpin, Mana Ring, Ether Ring, Aristocrat's Coat, Blessed Mitts +1, Blessed Trousers +1, Gigant Mantle, Herald's Gaiters. - Now I know my gear is top of Line for this but thats because this was a mule.

Gear that anyone can buy: Earth Staff, Gold Hairpin, Mana Ring, Ether Ring, Noble's Tunic, Blessed Mitts, Blessed Trousers, Gigant Mantle, Blessed Pumps

Buffs cast: Afflatus Solace, Protectra IV, Shellra IV, Reraise III, Rested MP, Stoneskin, Aquaveil, Blink, Haste.

Consumables Used: Yagudo Drinkx2, Hi-Ether +3 Pro-Ether +3

Skill levels: All my skills level were below 125.

Fight: Buff in the order stated above. Ran up to Maat. Flashed him. ran in a Circle. When he casted stoneskin or banishaga 3 I would stop and blink myself. I found i could cure at any point for stoneskin. Without Gaiters I would use the times to cure 3 or 5 yourself. Just run run and run. Keep earth staff on the whole time. Flash when you can and run some more. I was silenced once and forgot echo drops but I had bene ready and waiting. The fight went by really fast and it was simple.

Galka 70 (Survival-the Junkie way)

Kasper, Cerberus Nov 22, 2011

The idea of this post is to let readers know roughly how much med is needed if you choose to ignore you're a Healer like I did.
Equipment: Terra's Staff, Phantom Tathlum, O-Hat, Evasion Torque, Bat Earrings X 2, Raven Jupon, AF Hands, Rajas Ring, Wisdom Ring (will explain later), Red Cape +1, Druid's Rope, Raven Hose, AF Feet.
Skill levels: Divine 244 (capped), Healing 240+15, Enfeebling 212 (capped)
Merits: Full merit (5) on Spell Interruption Rate, 1 Merit in INT.
HP/MP: 1206/461
Buffs Cast: Protect IV, Shell IV, Aquaveil
Food & Drink: Fish Mithkabob, Yagudo Drink
Fight: Eat food, Cast Protect IV & Shell IV, Use Blink Band, Use Stoneskin Torque, Use RR Scroll, Cast Aquaveil. Drink Yagudo Drink & Blinding Potion. Re-equip O-Hat & Evasion Torque. Cast Paralyze and landed on Maat and started running around. When Maat casted a Paralyna on himself and removed his paralysis, I never managed to land another Paralyze on him. It's either interrupted (grrrr) or resisted. Here are the stats: Maat missed 11 times, Hit 27 times ranging from 60-110 dmg, casted 2 Banishga III, 1 Holy and 4 Dia II, 2 Silence, 2 Slow & 1 Paralyze. Maat did not WS on me at all. I took 1 Hi-Potion +1, 1 Hi-Potion +3, 1 X-Potion +3, 3 X-Potion +1 and 2 Hi-Elixir. Used Benediction a little too early and only recovered 588HP :P. I had done ZERO Cure spell casting because interruptions just make me mad and will lose my cool during the fight. All in all, the trick is to run all the way around the EDGE of the circle!! Don't be lazy and only run in small circles, go as far and wide as you can. On my failed run, I didn't run the full circumference and Maat ended up cutting across the circle and met me head on!! Also note that I wear garbage rings, because my usual rings are MP boosters and I don't plan on casting any Cures, I don't need them to minus my HP :P.

Tarutaru 70 (Repose)

Equipment: Earth Staff, Light Staff (macro'd in for cures), Holy Breastplate, AF Helm, AF Legs, AF Boots, Healer's Torque, Antivenom Earring, Insomnia Earring, Dasra's Ring (I only used 1 ring as my other was an Ether Ring and didn't want the HP loss), Red Cape +1, Druid's Rope.
Skill levels: Divine Magic (231 + 15 from pants).
Buffs cast: Protectra IV, Shellra IV, Stoneskin, Aquaveil, Blink, Haste
Consumables Used: Tavnazian Taco, Yagudo Drink
Fight: Buffed myself up, ate taco, drank a yagudo drink and rested until full MP. Reposed Maat and ran to a distance of 25 yards, far enough away for him to not be able to land any spells except for Banishga 3 so maybe need to be 30 yards away for that. Rebuffed any lost buffs (aquaveil, ss, blink and haste), waited for him to get within casting range and continued to Repose him and run away. Very simple fight, didn't get to use any of my hi-potions, hi-ethers, extra drinks and regen foods, and still had my 2hr. Didn't need to cure myself much either.

Tarutaru 70 (Repose)

Equipment: Light Staff, Compound Eye Circlet, Spirit Torque, Bat Earrings x2 (but I forgot to get a blinding potion), Linen Doublet +1, Devotee's Mitts, Saintly Ring x2, White Cape, Mohbwa Sash +1, Healer's pantaloons, Air Solea. This is all mostly low level +eva gear, but he only swung at me once so it didn't matter.
Skill levels: Divine Magic (221 + 15 from pants). I'd tried earlier at about 120 divine magic, but that wasn't enough.
Buffs cast: Haste, Protect II (yeah, I know), Stoneskin, Aquaveil, Shellra IV
Fight: Banishga on Maat, he hits me once, Repose, Yagudo Drink, Repose, Repose, Repose
Clear time: 6 minutes, 6 seconds

Tarutaru 70 (Melee)

Weapon: Purgatory Mace
Equipment:Viking Shield, Creek F Clomps, Creek F Mitts, Chivalrous Chain, Noble's Tunic, Virtuoso Belt, Happy Egg, Insomnia Earring, Stoic Earring, Garrulous Ring, Ebullient Ring, Miraculous Cape, and Healer's Pantaloons.
I traded my testimony to the burning circle at Balga's Dais and entered the fight. As soon as I was in, I buffed up my Whm. I cast Haste, Stoneskin, Protect IV, Shell IV, Blink, and I used Afflatus Misery along with Auspice. I then cast Repose, not to sleep Maat for the fight, but to sleep him while I cast to weaken his defense and or attacks. I then cast Dia II, Slow, Paralyze, and Silence. If you are trying to break the fastest time record, after this drink a Pro-Ether +3. As I ran up to Maat, I ate a slice of Juicy Mutton and cast Regen III on myself. I then drew my weapon out and took the first swing at Maat. During the process of meleeing Maat. I kept casting Haste, Regen III, and the occasional Cure III on myself. Finally I got enough TP to use my weaponskill Hexa Strike. And then Maat uses his 2 hr Benediction. After he benedicts, I panic for only a split second almost forgetting that I still have my benediction :) I then use my 2hr, probably 10 seconds after Maat had used his. I get lucky and my weapon kicks in an additional effect of Stun. I put off a Cure IV, knowing that it can't be much longer before one of us goes. Finally, after pounding away at Maat, he gives up from me dealing enough damage to him. Also, I had a brought a stack of Echo Drops with me, but he didn't silence me, so I never had to use them. I didn't do the kite method, because that just seems like Russian Roulette to me. You can't see what's going on around you. And before you know it, boom, you could be dead. I chose not to do the Repose method either, because I wanted more of a strategical fight. And secondly, I had thoughts of Repose wearing off and trying to recast and being interrupted by Maat and him getting the advantage because of it, because a plan failed. I didn't want to do the survive/cure method, because for one I am only limited to so much MP. Second, I had my thoughts about constantly been interrupted. Plus I have a little bit of lag issues and if my cure doesn't go off in time according to Maat, I could possibly die easily. So, I didn't go by anyone's strategies, just because not everyone's strategies will work the same way for everyone. I decided to do it my way, the way I knew best. I don't expect everyone who reads this to chose to do this my way or even like my technique. To each his own. What works for one person, may totally be a major disaster for another. All I can say is to play your job the way you feel most comfortable with. Before I went to fight Maat, I told a few friends my plan and they laughed at me and said I couldn't do it and just to Repose him the entire fight. When I told them I had actually succeeded they were shocked that such an awkward setup worked. Good luck to any one who has yet to beat Maat on White Mage. If you do chose my technique, have fun!! :D

Hume 75 (Repose)

I used Protect IV, Shell IV, SS, Blink, Haste, and Reraise III. Normal gears because I dont read wiki first before I fought Maat. Hes quiet easy. To my luck; my Divide Magic is only at 140. My repose landed 3 times. I don't have any Divide Magic gear or anything. I think it is just my luck today because it is my second try. Good luck!

Mithra 66 (Survive)

I used the above strategy with a few differences as a level 66 Mithran WHM. For equipment I used Earth Staff, Bugard Strap+1, Bibiki Seashell, Empress Hairpin, Evasion Torque, Antivenom Earring, Astral Earring, Crow Jupon, Master Caster's Mitts, Serket Ring, Ether Ring, Intensifying Cape, Jungle Stone, Savage Loincloth, and Healer's Duckbills. I had also brought a tavnasian taco, 2 hi-ethers, vile elixer, 2 yagudo drinks, and a stack of echo drops. I went into the battle buffing up as recommended and rested to full mp. When full, I approached Maat, used a yag drink and regenIII, then cast paralyze (which was resisted) and began to kite him around the arena. Maybe I got lucky, but Maat never once used a WS on me. And the 2 times he cast paralyze on me I had no trouble removing it. He did silence me 3 times throughout the fight so echo drops are extremely important. I never had to use the ethers, vile elixer, or my 2hr for this fight and still had almost 300 mp left when he gave up. It was extremely easy this way. For anyone trying this fight out, use these recommendations.

Galka 75 (Repose)

Tried the above strategy with minor variances. First attempt failed; paralayze resist forgot to regen3. Second attempt Repose and win!

Tarutaru 70 (Survive)

Tried the above strategy with a few variences and first attempt successful. Here's a breakdown of my fight:
Maat Fight (8 minutes, 18secs @ 2:19:54, Jan23,2008)
Used:Tavnazian Taco, Blinding Potion x2, Yagudo Drink x3, Hi-Potion x5
Equipment:Terra's Staff, Bat Earringx2, Serket Ring, Beak Necklace +1, Blessed Briault, Hedgehog Bomb, Raptor Strap +1, Healer's Cap, Coven Hat, Noble's Tunic, Blessed Mitts, Tamas Ring, Seer's Pumps +1, Healer's Duckbills, Blessed Trousers, Mercenary Captain's Belt, White Cape
Buffs:Protect IV, Shell IV, Aquaveil, Haste, Reraise II, Blind, food effect, Regen III, Refresh (from Yagudo drink)
Left Over MP: 186mp (Never needed to use Benediction)
Used paralyze to start the fight (landed) and never attacked Maat. Maat used howling fist but missed. The point of my gear is to have enough evasion to get off the cures to heal (as well has the MP to keep casting cure spells) but let Maat land his attacks. One suggested theory is that to beat Maat, you must cure a certain amount of HP instead of staying alive for a given time frame. While the gear is expesive, you can borrow many pieces from friends (PLD 75s and WHM75s) since the gear listed is gear all end-game players should have on hand. If you need to purchase them, it's a good investment because you will need to use it later on in your WHM career.-Noobergoober of Asura

Tarutaru 69 (Survive)

Tried the above strategy with a few variences and first attempt successful. Here's a breakdown of my fight:
Maat Fight (8 minutes, and a few seconds, Feb 25th,2009)
Used:Tavnazian Taco, Yagudo Drink x3,Hi-Potion +3x4, Ether +3x4, Persikos au Laitx1
Equipment:Light Staff, Beak Necklace, Healer's Cap, Noble's Tunic, Healer's Mitts , Ether Ring, Medicine Ring, Healer's Duckbills, Healer's Pantaloons, Blue Cape
Buffs:Protect IV, Shell IV, Aquaveil, Haste, Reraise, food effect, Persikos au Lait, Refresh (from Yagudo drink)
I never used my earth staff even though I had one in my inventory. I did not have any capped skills for this fight. All skills were way below capped levels. And I checked my log and had cured for over 4500 hp during the whole fight. I did not use bat earrings like everyone else. I just used my normal pt gear. Used a reraise scroll when I entered to save on mp. Buffed and never recast any more buffs afterwards. SS was gone within 5 hits. Maat was hitting me for 70-80 during fight and he criticaled me for 130. With dia stuck on me he was hitting for 90-110. He stuck paralyze on me but I just let it stick and continued to cure myself only with cure 3 and cure 4. I had on a ether ring. A medicine ring for the extra 10% cure increase with the nobles and the light staff for a total of 30 percent increase in cure. I had on a Noble's tunic the whole fight. Did not do any gear swapping only ran in and cast paralyze once and it missed because he had blink on. Beyond that I took on a One inch punch for 330 dmg. Never had to use Benediction and was left with 50mp. I even over cured once or twice but the most critical thing is that you time your cure's. If you've ever done any solo as whm you know when to cast as opposed to when the mob hits you. This fight does get nerve racking so try to stay calm. I went into the 44hp mark due to lack of concentration. If you are not taru I'd bring alot more MP potions. - Brotz-Bismarck server

Mithra 66 (Repose)

I used the above strategy to beat Maat as a 66 Mithra WHM. Upon entering the fight, to conserve MP, I did not bother to cast Reraise. (On my first attempt, I timed out by only a few seconds). So on my second attempt, I only cast Protect IV, Shell III, Stoneskin, Haste, Blink, and Aquaveil. I used a Hi-Ether to cut down on resting time, then rested to full. I stood, cast Regen 3 and used a Yagudo Drink. I ran up to Maat and cast Banishga followed by Repose. I ran back to the start area, recast Stoneskin, and waited for him to come back. Reposed him again, and ran back to center area. I recast Stoneskin again, and used a second Yagudo Drink. When he came back, I Reposed again and ran back to start. I was standing at the start area waiting for him to come back, and he was still sleeping, when he gave up.
My clear time was 9 mins, 16 seconds. I cast Repose only 3 times, and each time was completely unresisted and lasted for the full duration. Total items used: 1 Hi-Ether, 2 Yag drinks. No food, because I forgot to buy a taco. I used full AF set, a borrowed Apollo's Staff, Staff Strap, Bibiki Seashell, Divine Torque, Divine Earring, Antivenom Earring, Electrum Ring, Ether Ring, Red Cape, Powerful Rope. I used a borrowed Pluto's Staff, Beak Necklace, and a Qiqirn Sash when resting MP. I had an Evasion gear swap macro (Earth Staff, Crow Set) but never needed to use it. I did not use Benediction, in fact I did not need to Cure myself a single time. Easy win.

Hume 70 (Repose)

I did this fight as a 70 Hume WHM, Divine Magic Skill 244 +15 for AF equipment and Light Staff for accuracy. I cast Repose 4 times; all stuck and lasted full duration. Used some Pineapple Juice, Dark Staff, and Noble's Tunic to rest MP while Maat slept and always had full MP when he woke. Was never in any danger. Clear time was 7 minutes 13 seconds which allowed several minutes for initial buffs. Take some Echo Drops, Maat managed to silence me twice when he awoke. Don't be afraid to try this strategy, it really works and it's just as easy as I describe.

Mithra 70 (Repose)

I did it as a 70 Mithra WHM, Divine Magic Skill 234, I cast Repose 4 times, Yagudo Drink and Hi-Ether was just a waste of money. I didn't need to Cure myself too, got 105 points of dmg from the whole fight. But don't forget Echo Drops, he silenced me two times.

Elvaan 68 (Repose)

I failed this strategy twice (Lvl 68 Elvaan). The first time my Divine Magic was 249, the second time it was 270 with Divine Magic capped at 235, Divine Torque, Divine Earring, Healer's Pantaloons, and Water Staff equipped. Both times Maat resisted the Repose and I never got another chance to cast it.

Elvaan 66 & 68 (Survive)

I tried Maat at 66 poorly prepared, survived about 3 min. Leveled to 68 got alot VIT gear as suggested in the guide. Just kited him around and cure III and IV when getting down at HP 500~. Completed maat after 8min ish after engage. And Im a Elvaan. // Xiath @ Shiva.

Hume 66 (Repose)

I tried this as a level 66 Female Hume, and succeeded with only 216 Divine Magic skill (that was with my Healer's Pantaloons). I did not prepare for this fight in any way or form.. no items, no special VIT gear or the like.. I do own a Vermillion Cloak and an Apollo's Staff, but of the two only the latter item seemed to have any impact on the outcome of this fight. (I never lost enough MP to require the necessity of any kind of refresh.)

I cast Protect IV, Shell III, Stoneskin, Blink, Aquaveil, and Haste immediately upon entering the fight.. I did NOT rest after this. I see this being recommended repeatedly above, but I disagree wholeheartedly with the suggestion for a couple of reasons.. 1) The above spells do not cost enough to lower your MP considerably, and 2) You can rest soundly AFTER Maat is put to sleep.. You have plenty of MP to deal with him if he resists the initial Repose, so there is absolutely no reason to waste time here and risk losing the fight from going over the 10 minute time limit.

During the fight I cast Repose a total of 5 times.. He resisted once of the five (the second Repose I cast). When this occurred I trained him around the arena for a bit - this was not just for my safety but to also stall him until Repose's cooldown was up. Soon enough he caught up to me, hit me, and ate through both my Blink and Stoneskin very quickly.. This was a brief but scary moment I'll admit. I used Benediction here rather than attempt to cast any Cure spells because I felt it was more efficient in that situation. (You don't want to waste time casting, nor do you want to risk getting interrupted trying.) I immediately followed Benediction up with another Repose, which thankfully stuck (as did the rest I cast afterward). Between each Repose I distanced myself as far away from Maat as I could, and recast Blink and Stoneskin as necessary.. I only felt the need to rest once the whole fight - and I only did this while he was asleep - and arguably that itself was unnecessary, as I still had plenty of MP at the time and by the end. My clear time was 6 minutes, 16 seconds. // Cara @ Fairy
As a 66 male hume, I went in after reading everyone's testimonials thinking I'd be babysitting mat. In particular, I was looking at the strategy right above this. Maat resisted 3 reposes in a row, then I died, reraised, and he resisted again. I have no doubts this fight is easy, but I'd recommend still capping your Divine Magic, and maybe trying this on Lightsday. Chase some worms (Silence + Banish spam) or beseiged. Mine was 220 after Healer's Pantaloons and Divine Torque, and I got constant resists. -Trauts 00:33, July 28, 2010 (UTC)

Tarutaru 68 (Survive)

Im a level 68 Male Taru. None of my magic skills were capped. The gear I used was Earth Staff, Healer's cap, Noble's tunic, Red cape, Mohbwa scarf, Healer's mitts, Powerful rope, 2 bat earrings (gives you +30 evasion when blinded), 1 electrum ring, Healer's pantaloons, and Healer's duckbills. The items I brought with me were 4 Yagudo drinks, 2 Tavnazian tacos, 2 HI-ether drops, 2 Melon pies, 1 Flask of pear au lait and blind potions. In fact I brought too many items but better safe than sorry. Upon entering I cast protect IV, shell IV, blink, stoneskin, and aquaveil. Then ate a flask of pear au lait, drank a bottle of HI-ether drops and drank a blind potion. I did not rest after buffing. Originally I was going to try the repose strategy but when the first repose did not work, i decided to kite Maat around the circle and heal myself with cure 4 for the most part. I did have to reblind and drink a second yagudo drink during the fight. The battlefield clear time was 7 minutes, 51 seconds. i had about 650 HP left, 28 MP left and still had the use of benediction. It was a close call but I made it!....1/4/2009

Mithra 70 (Repose)

Did this as Mithra, level 70. Capped my Divine Magic and borrowed an Apollo's Staff and Light Grip to be safe. I couldn't get a hold of Bat Earrings or items enhancing Divine Magic, except my AF pants, though. Holy Breastplate and Tavnazian Taco also taken along for safety. Went in buffed up, used a Reraise scroll to save MP, used 1 Hi-Ether and a Yagudo drink, rested some MP, but not all since I was afraid to time out.
Ate a Taco, ran in to cast Banishga, then Repose. He woke three times, but his attacks and one time a Banishga III only hit my Blink and Stoneskin until was done casting another Repose. All four Repose that I cast stuck. He didn't do any damage and I didn't need to heal at all.

Hume 70 (Repose)

Did this as Hume, level 70. Divine Magic 224 + 15 (Healer's Pantaloons) + 7 (Divine Torque) = 246. The gear I used was Earth Staff, Staff Strap, Bibiki Seashell Healer's Cap, Divine Torque, Antivenom Earring, Insomnia Earring, Noble's Tunic, Healer's Mitts, 2x Phalanx Ring, Hi-Potion Tank, Qiqirn Sash +1, Healer's Pantaloons and Healer's Duckbills and I used Light Staff on Repose macro, Dark Staff for resting and Water Staff for Stoneskin. The items I brought with me were 2x Yagudo Drink, a Tavnazian Taco, 5x Hi-Potion and some Echo Drops, at least only I used the Tavnazian Taco. Upon entering I cast Protect IV, Shell IV, Aquaveil, Blink, Stoneskin and eat the Tavnazian Taco. 2 minutes resting. I cast Repose on Maat and ran back to the start area, recast Stoneskin and Blink, and waited for him to come back. Reposed him again, and ran back to center area. I buff again and repeat the steps. I cast Repose 4 times without problems, last time was for 5-10 seconds to end the fight. He never hit me, Maat is an old man and he like's Repose ;-). Maat The battlefield clear time was 7 minutes, 34 seconds. As you can see in this case all equipment and item preparation was useless, my advice is that you skill-up Divine Magic spamming Divine spells such as Banish in Besieged and fight with him using Repose it's very very easy!

Tartaru 70 (Repose)

My Strategy for Maat where only one Repose Works originally posted by User:Elliander Mar 22 2009
An update to Maat seemed to make Maat resist any and all Repose cast upon him after the first, but with a near capped Divine Magic Skill the first always stuck. Also, on Maat, Repose would last 1 minute, not 90 seconds. I failed the first 3 times before I realized this. If I start with a Repose, I die.
I went in as a level 70 White Mage Tarutaru. My evasion was far from capped and my only specific equipment was Earth Staff and Medicine Earring, which combined essentially caused me to take half damage. I talked to maat and went in naked, just in case that really does affect his stats. Then I equipped my gear, cast Protect IV, Shell IV, Blink, and Stone Skin. I used a scroll of instant Reraise just in case. I then cast Aquavail, choosing right before the attack to give me an indication of time since it too is a 5 minute effect and without resting I cast Paralyze on him. It didn't stick. I ran back, waited for him to break through the blink and stoneskin, then tried to use a "Hermes Quencher" but it faile to activate. I ended up using an X-Potion and a Benedition before it Activated. Then I ran to one end, cast stone skin, then ran to the other, then cast Repose on him just as the Flee effect wore off. I ran to the other end, cast blink and stoneskin again, as well cure (My only time casting any cure spell) and rested and waited for him to get up. When I saw him run toward me, I stood up, and started to run away.
This was the hard part, because I ate through my benediction, Hermes Quencher, and the only Repose that would work on him. I used my Second X-Potion and was casting another stoneskin right as I won.
I didn't use anything special beyond that. Not even boots to reduce spell interruption. Nor any items to boost HP or MP. Nor did I use any items for Food Effects. The whole strategy depends on getting distance from Maat to cast Blink and Stoneskin more than a few times. None of the above strategies worked for me so I came up with this myself.
Time taken: 7 Min 47 Seconds. - Elliander, Diabolos Server.

Hume 70 (Repose)

As of October 2009, the Repose strategy had most certainly not been nerfed; with capped Divine skill, and macroing in Divine Torque and Healer's Pantaloons, not one of my Reposes was resisted.

Elvaan 70 (Survive)

The Macro Technique
LV 70 WHM ELV attempted the above and was dismissed from the fight for lack of time. After getting a second WHM Testimony I watched a couple videos on YouTube on the actual WHM fight. You may want to check it out as well. When I did my second fight it was m u c h easier.
I used:
Earth Staff, Raptor leather strap +1, Phantom tathlum, Wivre hairpin +1, Memento Muffler, Bat Earring x 2, Blessed briault, Blessed mitts, Medicine Ring, Phalanx Ring, Blue cape, Powerful rope, Noble's slacks, Healer's Duckbills
Yagudo Drink x 1, Hi-Potion+3 x 3, Hi-Ether+3 x 2, Blinding Potion, Fish Chiefkabob, Echo Drops x 3
(Those are the items I used during the actual fight. You may desire to bring more of each.)
Before entering I setup the following MACROS:
1 \ Reraise, Protect IV, Shell IV \
2 \ Stonskin, Aquaveil, Blink \
3 \ Fish Chiefkabob, Yagudo Drink, Blinding Potion \
4 \ Memento Muffler, Regen III, Paralyze \
Hi Ether
Cure II
Cure III
Cure IV
Cure V
The Fight:
Once in the zone cast above macros 1 and 2 then heal full MP. Cast macro 3, Target Maat from a distance, activate attack and Cast macro 4. (The first time I fought him I just ran around like it says above. The fight timed out and I had to farm another test. The second time I FOUGHT him, I was blinded for the bat earrings, so I didn't hit him much. But he gave up quickly and I even got a TP attack in.)
The entire fight, I stood right next to him. I kept my HP up with high level Cures when the HP was around 350-400. Timed a couple Blinks in there. I never needed my Benediction. And when I needed it I used Potions & Ethers. Before I knew it the fight was over.
I would recommend you use the above macros so that you don't have to go searching through your spell list to find them during the fight. And yes I put Reraise I to save the MP. You only need it incase you die and get kicked out of the zone.

Mithra 69 (Repose)

Skills(with bonus from equipment)
Evasion: 176, Healing: 252, Divine: 230, Enhancing: 198, Enfeebling: 202
Full AF set, Light/Dark/Earth/Water Staves, Staff strap, Bibiki seashell, Beak necklace, Antivenom earring, enhancing earring, Mana ring, Electrum ring, Qiqirn sash, Blue cape(actually, my usual party equipment except for earth and water staves).
3 yagudo drinks, 1 hi-ether, and I had echo drops too, but I forgot to bring them along XD
Upon entering the fight I used the usual macro sequence to gear up and started casting buffs: Protect IV, Shell IV(it's ok if you don't have the single target, but casting time is shorter then the -ra version), Stoneskin(with water staff in the macro), Blink, used my first drink and rest. I didn't bother using RR becouse of the high mp cost, long casting time, and cause I think it's useless anyway. I decided I wouldn't rest for more then 3 minutes, but it was enough to refill all of my mp. I stood, used Aquaveil and Regen III, ran to Maat, stopped at the border of the circle painted on the floor and used Paralyze to engage him, then Repose. Both spell didn't land and I thought it was the end, but they weren't actually resisted, but were absorbed from his Blink! So I recommend you use something to wipe his shadows before trying to put him to sleep. I started running around trying to kite him and he was able to cut half of my HP until I could reuse repose again which wasn't resisted. I ran to the starting point, used a couple of cures, recast SS and Blink, used my second drink and rest again. When he came back I suddenly used Repose(while he used Silence which was absorbed from my Blink) and ran on the other side, but this time he woke up earlier then expected and I had to kite him around until I could use repose again and this time he only hit me for few points thanks to my evasion. Tried repose again and it wasn't resisted, so I ran again on the other side of the arena but I wasn't even able to cast buffs again cause fight was over. 8 minutes and 39 seconds and success!
2 cents:
- test your macro before the fight to make sure you don't mess things up(you don't want an error with your equipment or a magic, do you?)
- don't panic!
- spend some time in Besieged to raise your magic skills(divine above all)
- don't waste money on items you don't really need, just be sure to have 3 yag drinks and some echo drops
When Maat starts running at you, he sure looks scary, but don't worry, the fight is really easy!
User:Sehachan, Phoenix server, April 24th 2010 (1/1)

Hume 70 (Survive)

Healing Macros posted by User:Vallor(Sylph) May 10 2008
U-tube videos did give inspiration after Val died the first time trying to run around. Second fight: ran up beside Maat and stood, so you can concentrate on the screen and notice healing and when your blindness goes away to recast for evasion with 2 Bat Earrings. Also, never had to use Benediction! I believe my healing Macros helped.
These Macros help you to maximize your healing, and then equip back for defense. Maat never hit me when I was healing.
note: Earth Staff is equipped for the 20% less damage
note: additional wait time for Cure 4
/equip main "Light Staff"
/ma "Cure III" <me>
/wait 4
/equip main "Earth Staff"
/equip main "Light Staff"
/ma "Cure IV" <me>
/wait 5
/equip main "Earth Staff"
Finished with 2 minutes to spare - GL!

Elvaan 70 (Repose/Survive)

User:Moreana (Cerebus) September 17, 2009 My main strategy was to repose and if all that failed, I would survive as a fall back. First attempt was to survived at 66 WHM and failed. Second attempt failed at 67 WHM, Divine Magic skill 192 (base), Vermillion Cloak, Light Staff. Maat resisted all the Repose I tried. I then had to survive and might have been able to if I had equipped Bat Earrings with the Blinding Potion. Third attempt, I was going all out. I skilled up my Divine Magic skill to 208 and at level 70.

Equipped: Earth Staff, Apollo's Staff (for all Light Spell macro), Light Grip, Noble Tunic, Bat Earring x2, Medicine (to switch to when in red), Blessed Mitts, Blessed Pants, Healer's Pantaloon (for Flash macro), Healer's Duckbills, Cure Clogs (for Cure macro), Serket Ring, Ether Ring, Red Cape +1.
Medicines: Blind Potion x2, Hi-Potions x4 (never used during fight), Hi-Ethers x4 (used 2 when Maat was asleep), Yagudo Drink x2, Vampire Drink x3 (never used during fight). I forgot to eat my Pescatora (which I think is better than taco).
Before entering BCNM:
  • Went Naked
  • Equipped Dark Staff
Fight went as follows:
  • Buff Up: Reraise, Protect 4, Shell 4, Stoneskin.
  • Yagudo Drink, Rest Up (watch your timer that you don't rest for too long)
  • Buff Up: Blink, Aquaveil, Haste and Blinding Potion, Afflatus Solace (for stoneskin)
  • Paralyze Maat (failed)
  • Repose (failed)
  • Flash (success)
  • Kite around until Repose timer was up. Keep hitting a macro /recast to figure out when it is up.
  • Flash (success)
  • Repose (success)
  • Re-Buff: Yagudo Drink, Hi-Ethers, Stoneskin, Haste, Aquaveil, Blink
  • De-Buff Maat while he's asleep: Slow, Paralyze
  • Flash (success)
  • Repose (failed)
  • Kite around until Repose timer was up. Keep hitting a macro /recast to figure out when it is up.
  • Flash (success)
  • Repose (success)
  • Re-Buff: Yagudo Drink, Hi-Ethers, Stoneskin, Haste, Aquaveil, Blink
  • De-Buff Maat while he's asleep: Slow (success), Paralyze (success)
At this point I hit my 5 minutes against Maat.

Elvaan 75 (Repose)

It probably doesn't need mentioned, but Repose went un-resisted every time as a 75 Elvaan with fairly decent Repose gear (Apollo's Staff, Light Grip, Marduk's Tiara, Oracle's Robe, Shadow Trews, Shadow Clogs, Balrahn's Ring, Omega Ring, Bricta's Cuffs).

Hume 75 (Ended up being Repose)

Gear wise (no swapping):

250 club skill, Shield 184. Capped Evasion at 200. Prot/Shell/RR3/Auspice/Haste/Stoneskin. Tried to melee him but 2 hits went to his Blink and he still had Stoneskin up. Cure V, then tried to Slow him (went for no effect). Ditched the idea of melee him and Regen III followed by Repose. Paralyze landed, and then Repose twice more. When Maat woke up from the 3rd Repose he immediately silenced me while I was casting Repose again; however, the five-minute timer was up just as I used an Echo Drops. Even with 15% physical reduction, he was still hitting for about ~100 with around 340ish defense. Sofrid 10:18, June 3, 2010 (UTC)

Elvaan 70 (melee)

Gear (No swapping)

Club skill:230, shield skill:160, capped evasion. Buffed Afflatus Solace, Stoneskin, Protect, shell, reraise, rested MP, ate my Marinara Pizza +1, buffed haste and Aquaveil, threw a Diaga to wipe his shadows then engaged. Built TP meleeing (first few got blocked by stoneskin), used flash then stoneskin when it fell the first time. He never got a cure V off, the moment I got 100TP I used Hexa Strike which made him use Benediction. I continued to pound away at him, curing as needed, untill he was at around 20%, then I nearly lost by trying to Holy him to death (He kept interupting me, it was funny). Had to benediction, finally got Holy off which made him give up. Total clear time: 5:51, No medicines used. Easy fight.

Elvaan 85 (Melee)

Went in with Molva Maul haste set and the buffs. Hexa strike took him out immediately. It was so unfair for Maat.

Hume 99 (Melee)

I was going for normal attack, but he still hit very hard (even with p5+s5) critical hit 219dmg! He did a lot around 120dmg per hit. Build TP to 100%, then do Black Halo then pops an Icarus Wing and ended with Hexa Strike. Did almost 1300dmg (light SC) he give up after that, he was around at 70~80% before I did it (he was that high because of his 2h). Detail: I didn't bother to go in naked, so it seems he really mimmic your gear.

Melee Strategy

orignally posted by FFXI-Zero Aug 20 2006

Items and Gear

You need current combat skills, namely club, shield, and evasion. Use Darksteel Maul, Spartan Hoplon, Bibiki Seashell, Life Belt, and anything else that gives accuracy+, attack+, or STR+. While MP may seem like an issue, you'll use a good chunk of it before you even engage Maat. You should use Meat Mithkabob as food, anything else is overkill and not worth the money. Make sure to bring Sleeping Potions, a Pro-Ether, Yagudo Drinks, Echo Drops, an Icarus Wing, and a Max-Potion.


Upon entering, give yourself usual buffs and rest to full. Equip Opo-opo Necklace and sleep to 100% tp. You should have about 8 minutes left. Pull Maat with Diaga, melee until his stoneskin is gone, and pop a Hexa-Strike. If this doesn't force him to uncork Benediction, just continue melee him and he will within a few swings. At this point gain tp normally and use Cures and Potions as needed. Use Flash if you think he's got enough TP or when you're low on HP. If you're low on MP use a pro-ether. Having Black Halo from another job will make this next part easier than without. Once you get TP, use Black Halo > Wing > Hexa Strike, and use a Holy MB off the Light skillchain. If you don't have Black Halo, you have to use Hexa Strike > Wing > Hexa Strike and there will be no skillchain.
If the fight drags into the 9th minute, Maat will use his weaponskills regardless of TP, so make sure Flash is ready. It should take 4 Hexa Strikes to get Maat to give up, so it may be wise to hold off the wing until you use your third Hexa Strike.

Notes on Melee from Egomzez

22:58, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Pro-Ether has a Medicated effect that last 15 mins. Icarus Wing has a 2 hour Medicated effect so choose between using a potion or the wing. Save the medicine to the end of the fight.
Medicines that can be used without the medicated effect would be Max-Potion +1 (restore a lot HP), Hi-Elixir (restore some hp and mp), Hi-Ether (+50 mp) and Hi-Potion +3 (+130hp). Super Ether +3 restores about 100 mp, BUT it renders you unable to to anything aside from swing your weapon and sometimes use other items -- for the next 30 seconds.
Yagudo Drink and Persikos au Lait are two foods you will want for Regen and refresh. A stack of Mulsum is cheap and can give the 10 MP needed in an emergency to cast haste.
Getting Opo-opo Necklace is not easy and can consume a lot of time. Buy it from AH. It takes about 4 sleeping potions to get 100% TP.
Focus on Store TP gear like Ecphoria Ring and eatting a food like Carbonara +1 or Pescatora +1. Cactuar Ribbon is good to resist sleep and paralyze. Insomnia Earring is good against sleep too. Blessed Briault Set increases Haste and haste is a fairly easy spell to cast in fight.
Also try Remedy or Remedy Ointment to counter Paralyze or Blind.
Timing spell casts is crucial. Start spell as mob starts to swing or kick. This fight is best attempted after getting lots of practice. This fight is pointless without raising Evasion and Shield skill.
I found the fight often gave me only about 6 mins, including the time to cast spells and sleep myself. I got booted while restoring mp more than once. I didn't even get to see Maat. I found the best course was to use a Reraise Earring, Blink Band and Spartan Hoplon. When I entered I used macros to put all my gear on ( remember to trade testimonies naked) then I cast buffs, used Super Ether +3 and then Sleeping Potion. Since I had to cast 4 sleeping potions I cast spells worth about 100 mp, then used a item ability and then used sleeping potion. When I was done and had the TP I needed I was at full MP and ready to fight.

Macros Suggestions

Macros can help two ways in this battle - hopefully you have already discovered this in the game in general.

  1. To quickly execute commands before the fight and to streamline a sequence of commands to reduce error.
  2. To assist spell casting by changing gear during a battle

A caution with the later is that if you choose the melee method of fighting then you will not want to change your weapons mid-fight as it reduces your TP to 0

Commentary about macros: With updates over the last few years you can now have a gazillion macros. I use mine quite frequently and utlilize about 3 pages of macros in a given volume. Now there are 20 volumes of macros pages. Each page has 2 sets of 10 macros buttons. By holding the button which brings up a set of macros buttons and pushing the up or down button you change pages.

Get Naked

Three buttons worth of macros to take all gear off before trading testimony. I normally work from Page #1 of my whm macros volume. I put these of Page #9 (second page up from #1).
  • Ctrl 1 [club]
    • /equip Main
    • /equip Sub
    • /equip Ammo
    • /equip Waist
    • /equip Feet
    • /equip Neck
  • Ctrl 2 [clo1]
    • /equip Body
    • /equip Head
    • /equip Ear1
    • /equip Ring1
  • Ctrl 1 [clo2]
    • /equip Hands
    • /equip Legs
    • /equip Back
    • /equip Ring2

'Note: Thankfull when equipping there is no need for /wait commands. Though, I noticed if I tried to put Ring1 and Ring2 in the same button I got an error. I solved this by splitting them up.' Egomzez 13:58, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Get Geared Up

Here are three more buttons to put the gear all back on, once on the otherside of the Balga's Dais. I put these on page #10 Obviously this is for a melee method.

Melee Prep Macros

These macros are designed to utilize the above gearup macros. Using these just as they are will buff you up, use medicines and activate item abilities in the fastest and most efficient way possible. If you use these you will able to start fighting immediately after. Note to use these macros as they are leaves you almost exactly 5 mins to fight. No room for error.

  • Ctrl 4 [prep1]
    • /ma "Protect IV" <me>
    • /wait 6
    • ma "Shell IV" <me>
    • /wait 8
    • /equip Back "Cheviot Cape"
    • /item "Super Ether" <me>
- appx 36 secs
  • Ctrl 5 [prep2]
    • /item "Sleeping Potion" <me>
    • /wait 32
    • /ma Stoneskin <me>
    • /wait 11
    • /ja "Afflatus Solace" <me>
  • Ctrl 6 [prep3]
    • /item "Sleeping Potion" <me>
    • /wait 32
    • /item "Spartan Hoplon" <me>
    • /wait 16
    • /ma "Blink" <me>
  • Ctrl 7 [prep4]
    • /item "Sleeping Potion" <me>
    • /wait 32
    • /item "Carbonara" <me>
    • /wait 8
    • /item "Yagudo Drink" <me>
  • Ctrl 8 [prep5]
    • /item "Sleeping Potion" <me>
    • /wait 32
    • /ma "Regen III" <me>
    • /wait 11
    • /equip Neck "Healing Torque"
    • /ma haste <me>
  • Ctrl 9 [prep6]
    • /item "Reraise Earring" <me>
    • /wait 16
    • /equip Ear2 "Titanis Earring"
    • /item "Super Ether" <stnpc>
    • /wait 16

  • Ctrl 0 [attack]
    • /ma attack <stnpc>
    • /wait 4
    • /ma aquaveil <me>
    • /wait 7
    • /ma diaga <t>

General Macros for Survival by Vsllor

  • Reraise, Protect IV, Shell IV \
  • Stonskin, Aquaveil, Blink \
  • Fish Chiefkabob, Yagudo Drink, Blinding Potion \
  • Memento Muffler, Regen III, Paralyze \
  • Bendiction
  • Hi-Potion
  • Hi Ether
  • Cure II
  • Cure III
  • Cure IV
  • Cure V
  • Blink

Healing Macros by User:Vallor

  • /equip main "Light Staff"
  • /ma "Cure III" <me>
  • /wait 4
  • /equip main "Earth Staff"
  • /equip main "Light Staff"
  • /ma "Cure IV" <me>
  • /wait 5
  • /equip main "Earth Staff"

Player's Videos

Video originally posted by User:Triplec110h Mar 17 2009

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Repose Win

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