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Posted: 12th June 2016 18:53

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Ahh! I got Thief for Galuf!

So what's the deal, when do the other crystals get unlocked?

edit: derp. it's right there on the homepage.

"Tweet #water, #fire and #earth to unlock your other jobs when you get those crystals!
Tweet #victory along with the picture of you beating the final boss to complete the challenge!"

Double derp: Looking at the other jobs listings on the site. It looks like the tiny Galuf thief picture I got was just to indicate thief,; it just happened to be galuf's sprite. Seems you can pick whichever character you want for allocated classes? That's better.

That site is kinda terrible.

TRIPLE DERP. Okay, everyone has to wind crystal until I unlock other jobs. And no, I didn't read the rest of this thread.. wacko.gif
Jesus Christ

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Posted: 13th June 2016 18:09

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I got Black Mage as my starting job for my 750 run, and Thief as my starting job for my regular run. I'm focusing on the 750 run first. Played far enough to get to the Water Crystal, where I got Red Mage. I'm now grinding ABP on bandersnatches. Full details of the first day are at my journal.
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Posted: 14th June 2016 11:27

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I had scoffed at the concept of grinding, not for me I said!

Then magissa & husbando kicked my ass something fierce. Managed to clutch it out, only to be brutalised by the boss in Walse Tower. Garula? something like that.

Grinded 2 more levels and managed to steal a mithril dagger for each of my thieves, then waged another attrition battle, with everyone in the back row chugging over 20 potions for the win.

..Now I've rolled a berserker.

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Posted: 15th June 2016 02:43

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My final party for my 750 run is Black Mage, Red Mage, Geomancer, and Dancer. I really wasn't expecting Dancer -- I was hoping I'd get Chemist, so I could take on Shinryu. Now I'm not sure that will be possible, but I'll still try. I did a lot of grinding to master Red Mage, so three of my characters have Redx2, which has been a huge help. All that grinding gave me enough gil to buy 3 Angel Rings.
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Posted: 16th June 2016 09:00

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So Shinryu is a superboss? I must not have bothered with him when I played this in 2011, I'd probably remember if I had.

Hows everyone else doing? I see Neal's got a Berserker, glad I'm not the only one!

Oh wait. I just got my Fire(random) job.. It's another Berserker
ARGGGHH. You can just call me Guts from now on.

I was already using 3 Berserkers/1thief to get through the Fire powered ship anyway..

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Posted: 16th June 2016 09:23

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I've got 2 Time Mages and a Berserker so far and I'm stuck at Sandworm. Gonna try levelling for a bit.
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Posted: 16th June 2016 14:18

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I've gotten to Neo-Exdeath, but he's basically just a level gate with my party. I have no way to lessen the damage he deals with Almagest, so I am forced to grind a bit to reach about level 45. Not the most fun thing in the world, considering I was giving him a shot with my whole party at 36, but it's not too hard to do it when my party's damage output is so ridiculous.

Black Mage with Dualcast - murders basically everything. She has the Magus Rod from the sealed castle, a Black Robe, and fluctuates between Gold Hairpin/Circlet and Hermes Sandals/Flame Ring. The only rationale behind Flame Rings on the whole party is it allows me to cast Firaga on my entire party for a full heal.

Red Mage with !Black 6 - murders most everything. She generally has a Fire Rod for boosted Firaga, a Black Robe, and also fluctuates between the items above.

Dancer with Equip Axes - Equip Axes brings over the inherent strength from Berserker (which is a LOT). Giving him the Chicken Knife, Ribbon, and Rainbow Dress means that he has a 50% chance of using Sword Dance when !Dancing, which is 9999 at all times. Front row means he dies a lot.

Berserker with !Black 6 - Bringing over Black 6 means that she gets the magic power of a Black Mage, which makes Rune Axe pretty ridiculous. Other than that it's just consistent damage that I can't control.

I should finish up this weekend if I have time. It's been a fun run and not very challenging.

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Posted: 16th June 2016 14:45

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God damn^ that's a nice party.

I'm having a hard time beating the 2nd boss in Ancient's Library with my thief/berserker party. He slows my dmg dealers and repeatedly casts protect on himself. I'm trying to hit him with mage mashers to stop him getting protect out but it's not reliable enough. This might be a level gate for me too.

I wish I could buy hi-potions at this point! my only source is stealing them off possessed books. I might have to go and grind elsewhere.

I'm very rusty on this game but I had a read up on mechanics; looks like I want to train thieves enough to get their agility increase, so they keep it as 'serkers.

Who'd have thought playing FF without magic could be so tough. While it may seem like a grind's ahead of me I like the problem solving aspect.

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Posted: 17th June 2016 12:14

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Actually no this is horrible now. Blyados or w/e is still a roadblock so I have to grind more.
He hits me with an attack that halves my level, and counters physical attacks with Drain - healing himself for more than I can hurt him. >=[


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Posted: 20th June 2016 14:03

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Yeah, I hear Thief/Zerk is a pretty bad roadblock for Byblos. I think it will require a fair bit of grinding. You should be able to steal Hi-Potions as a common steal from the snake-mouth floaty guys in the Fire Ship at least.

I finished my first run the other day - it wasn't too bad. I did have to grind to survive Almagest, but in the end I did just that:

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I'm onto my second run now (Chaos, no job restrictions) and got Samurai, Chemist, Black Mage, and Ninja. It has been an absolute cake walk, the only hard part was Archeoavis and once I finished that I've been able to fly.

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Omega was not cake, but he is dead.

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Posted: 20th June 2016 17:28

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I finished my first run yesterday! My final party was a Black Mage with the Magus Rod, a Dancer with the Chicken Knife and Redx2, a Red Mage with Redx2, and a Geomancer with Redx2. I had some problems with the Crystal fight in the Guardian Tree, which took a few tries to beat, but otherwise most of the game was easy mode.

I did try Shinryu once. I was able to set Berserk with the Power Staff, but she just hits too fast. I kept busy reviving my characters and never got a chance to damage her, and eventually she killed us all. I might try again, I still have the save. We'll see.

Neo Exdeath took four tries. What eventually worked was putting everyone in the back row, and having my black mage multi-target cast Fire3 while my Geomancer Wind Slashed, and my dancer and red mage healed.

I'm now on my second run. I played up to the Fire Crystal last night, and have a party of a Thief, a Berserker, and two Ninjas.
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Posted: 21st June 2016 12:50

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Congrats all.
Yup Neal, I had the same idea. All that thieving paid off for Byblos, Sandworm and the fortress turrets; hi potions for days.

I have my final team now.. Thief, Zerk, Zerk, Bard.
Ulp.
Actually I don't mind, I'm just glad I have any sort of spells to work with.

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Posted: 22nd June 2016 17:25

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EDIT: That was shockingly easy. Byblos was the only roadblock. That's three down!

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Posted: 27th June 2016 02:54

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So, Omniscient.

I've got a Berserker, a Ninja, a Dragoon, and a Thief. As far as I know, I have no way of setting berserk on him. I tried the Magic Lamp but he casts return on that. I tried mage slashers to set silence, but they didn't want to proc.

Any suggestions, or am I screwed? Last year I had a similar party, and I actually ran out his mp. It took HOURS so I'd really like to not do that again. I suppose I could skip the last two tablets and go right to endgame, but I'm a completionist.

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Posted: 28th June 2016 07:33

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Can't help you there man. You seem to know this game in and out.
In my game I just beat Atomos.

Reckon I could beat endgame/ super bosses with Thief, Zerk, Zerk, Bard?

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Posted: 30th June 2016 19:53

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The number of times I have played this game is near the double-digits. Three times for last year's Fiesta, twice this year, two times maxing out all the jobs, one time playing with an all Red Mage party, and let's not forget my first time playing the game. So, at least nine times, if not more--I might have forgotten. So yeah, I know the game pretty well. It's one of my favorite games because of the job class system.

Congrats on beating Atomos! He can be really annoying.

You should be able to beat Neo Exdeath (the final boss) with your party, though it might take a few tries. Likely your thief and bard will be playing medics while your berserkers do the damage.

Since you have a bard, I'd give Omega a try. I've only done him with dual bards so I don't know if it's feasible with just one bard, but it's definitely worth a try. Make sure your bard has Hermes Sandals (or Winged Shoes, depending on which version of the game you're playing). That should help.

I don't see any way for you to beat Shinryu, alas. You don't have a way to berserk him, and you'd have a hard time keeping your party alive with only two characters who can toss phoenix downs.
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Posted: 30th June 2016 20:14

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Even at max level?

I'm having a very hard time against the Crystals in Forest of Moore atm. The Berserkers are damaging several of them badly enough that I'm getting pounded by Aqua Breath and Earth Shaker for over 500 damage each time.

It feels like this is another level gate for me.

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Posted: 1st July 2016 23:05

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Do you have Death Sickles for your Berserkers? I was having trouble with the Crystals with my melee party, too, but then I got lucky and my Berserker killed two of them with the Death Sickle before they could spam magic on us.
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Posted: 2nd July 2016 11:04

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Alas, I don't. Looking it up now, so I need to farm Berserkers, Harvesters or steal from a Mykale.

Where are those enemies? online bestiaries aren't telling me.
Are any of them in Galuf's world?

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Posted: 2nd July 2016 14:34

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Unfortunately, no. They're on Crescent Island in worlds 1 and 3. I recommend getting them when you get to world 3 as they are helpful against the gargoyles who guard the entrances to the shrines.

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Posted: 5th July 2016 20:02

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Okay cheers.

Damn man I had to grind to lvl 42 before beating that boss. In the end I equipped BerserFaris with an airknife so she'd heal the back crystal and so at least take that one's magic attacks out of the question.
When that was the only crystal left I knocked Faris out so I could finish the job.

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Posted: 6th July 2016 17:06

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Congrats on beating the crystals! They're one of the hardest bosses in the game. I usually have problems beating them myself.

I still need to fight Neo Exdeath for my second run (Berserker, a Ninja, a Dragoon, and a Thief) but I went ahead and started a third run, LOL. It's a Chaos run, and so far I've got two Summoners and a Geomancer. I finished the Library of Ancients, and I'm thinking of doing some grinding to afford Angel Rings before I do the ancient ruins.
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Posted: 10th July 2016 21:09

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Oh man that's a lot of play of a single game!

Right. Rune axe, assassin's blade, fully upgraded chicken knife, Apollo's harp.
Now we getting somewhere. =]

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Posted: 11th July 2016 12:59

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hm. Is there any point in me going and getting all the tablets? surely I could just collect stuff I need before the end, then head straight for it rather than collect a bunch of weapons I can't use.



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Posted: 11th July 2016 17:42

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I'm a completionist, so I usually do collect all four tablets before going to endgame, even if I don't need any more weapons. But no, there's really no reason to get them. Nothing wrong with going right to endgame. I skipped Fork Tower & the last two tablets with my melee party as I couldn't figure out an easy way to beat Omniscient.
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Posted: 12th July 2016 10:36

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Haha I just looked up Omniscient's deal.. Yeah, Impossible with berserkers right?
ffff that

Aw man, so i can't get the submarine then

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Posted: 13th July 2016 11:10

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Omniscient is down - Thief and Bard.

Reflect rings on both, chicken knife on thief.

Bard sang Mighty March then Hero's Rime.

I waited until Omniscient cast mute, bounced it back on himself. Snuck 3 hits in with the knife, doing nearly 4K each thanks to the bardsong.
Waited again, listening to a podcast...

Omniscient cast reflect on himself, and then haste on my thief haha.
when he muted himself again I went in for the kill and made it. He was still muted when he cast flare on death

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Posted: 13th July 2016 17:27

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Awesome! Congrats! What version of the game are you playing? Last year I beat Omniscient by running out his MP. In the NINE HOURS (!!!) that took, I never once saw him cast Mute/Silence. This was on the GBA version, so I'm wondering if in that version he doesn't cast it.

I finished the Ancient Ruins on my Chaos run, and got Dancer as my last job. So I have two summoners, a geomancer, and a dancer. That should be okay, though I doubt I can do Omega/Shinryu with this party.
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Posted: 13th July 2016 18:56

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GBA version! NA I think.
what the hell.. did you just leave it running? you cant have been paying attention for a full 9..

even so, that sounds supremely unlucky..

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Posted: 13th July 2016 21:57

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I knit while it was going, and glanced at it occasionally. I was lucky enough that both characters got hit with a reflected Regen, so I didn't have to watch too closely.
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