Soloable by DNC75/NIN37. I used Drain Samba III, and didn't execute a weapon skill until it was close to death. Reserve your TP for curing, for it hits hard and fast, and has really good accuracy. I traded a Smilodon mantle+1 and received Earth resistance+3. -.- Woot. --Kitrah 21:02, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
Everytime it was popped as 75NIN/war. For my experiences, things I noticed about Kate:
- Every time, she spawned with some kind of en-spell. Most times it was elemental; 1 time it was enpoison; 1 time it was 100% Enslow.
- She spawned one time being able to cast Burn, Drain, and Rasp. Spawned another time casting Diaga, Banisha, Flash. Every other time she cast no spells.
- Accuracy was very high; same trait as most all FoV-NM. Was not able to evade.
- With Phalanx2, she hit me for 25-50~ damage usually.
- Seemed extremely susceptible to Paralyze every time I fought her (Para2 from 75RDM).
- Difficulty rating as 75NIN/war with no real special gear, being given haste at the start of the fight: 6/10.
I'd also like to say, for me, her augment-rewards were extremely, extremely, better. Prior to choosing her to augment items, I had lost the following gear due to gear-wrecking augments:
Silk Headband +1
Some of those items u couldnt augment in Kate's level range, but the point for me was that I had an extremely large number of bad augment experiences. So when I did FoV @ 50+, I expected to get really, really, poor results; I personally was just happy when I got an augment that was a +Element resist... Because the alternative had been things like -STR, -DEX, -HP etc, ruining the entire item. So to go 4/4 items without a single negative stat is really something I felt worth noting. I love Kate & trust her with all my gear now :P
For me, I based this off that the other zones gave me the following kinds of results:
Eastern Altepa: 3/4 pieces of gear traded that came back with augments so bad the item had to be NPC'd
ZiTah: 3/5 pieces of gear traded that came back with augments so bad the item had to be NPC'd
Valley of Sorrows: 6/13 pieces of gear traded that came back with augments so bad the item had to be NPC'd
Terrigan: 1/1 pieces of gear traded that came back with augments so bad the item had to be NPC'd
Sky: 1/1 pieces of gear traded that came back with augments so bad the item had to be NPC'd
Anyway everyone's experience may differ, you may get bad augments from her, but Kate would be the first place I tried if I was augmenting something in this level range.
--Malitia 03:31, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Follow Ups: Traded a Wivre Ring today, got back a very bad augment. "-1agi +2int +1mnd -1chr"; Will need to NPC. Now @ 1/5 Bad augment from here.
Traded Arhat's Gi, got "+2 Resist Slow, +14MP"
Traded Arhat's Jinpachi, got "+1 Resist Silence, +2 VIT"
Traded Wivre Ring, got very bad augment again. "-1int, +2mnd, -1chr"; Will need to NPC item. Now @ 2/7 bad augment from here.
Traded Wivre Ring, got "+13 Earth Resistance"
So from my own personal experiences, that's only 2/8 gear wrecking augments. It's all random of course, but for me Kate has been pretty good
|Arhat's Gi||Resist Blind +2|
|Arhat's Gi||Resist Slow +2, MP+14|
|Arhat's Jinpachi||Resist Silence +1, VIT+2|
|Beak Necklace||STR+2 AGI-1 VIT-1 INT-1 MND-1 CHR+1|
|Macuahuitl +1||Resist Petrify +1|
|Wivre Ring||AGI-1, INT+2, MND+1, CHR-1|
|Wivre Ring||INT-1, MND+2, CHR-1|
|Wivre Ring||HP-10, MP+10, +13|
|Wivre Ring||STR-1, DEX-1, VIT+1, +12|