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#1 Sep 29 2010 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77gpRjc_d_M

Utalizing Shock spike mass stuns and our aoe arrow tp move. Gets abit hard with 5+ mobs
#2 Sep 29 2010 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
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maybe I'm just misreading the combat log, but it seems that whenever I pull more than 2 mobs to aoe down on my MRD (outside of levequests where you're forced to engage 3-4 linked mobs at once), I get full SP for the first kill and then only 1 XP and 1 SP for each one after the first one that dies. I feel like this may be intentionally in place in order to keep classes with strong aoe abilities from pulling away from the pack too much in terms of SP gains... could be wrong though, in any case if I'm right then aoe really only lends itself to some utility in leves elsewise I think it'd be more efficient to pull every thing one at a time if you can manage it. also this phenomenon doesn't seem to affect you when you proximity aggro an aggressive mob while fighting another mob.

p.s. she DOES deep breath more.
#3 Sep 29 2010 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
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ExSwag wrote:
maybe I'm just misreading the combat log, but it seems that whenever I pull more than 2 mobs to aoe down on my MRD (outside of levequests where you're forced to engage 3-4 linked mobs at once), I get full SP for the first kill and then only 1 XP and 1 SP for each one after the first one that dies. I feel like this may be intentionally in place in order to keep classes with strong aoe abilities from pulling away from the pack too much in terms of SP gains... could be wrong though, in any case if I'm right then aoe really only lends itself to some utility in leves elsewise I think it'd be more efficient to pull every thing one at a time if you can manage it. also this phenomenon doesn't seem to affect you when you proximity aggro an aggressive mob while fighting another mob.

p.s. she DOES deep breath more.


I've noticed when I'm fighting 2 or more mobs with marauder while using abilities that are AoE. I only get XP for the claimed mob I kill. If i happen to kill the unclaimed mob first it won't give me XP.
#4 Sep 29 2010 at 10:33 AM Rating: Good
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Yea you actually gain more exp killing singles without AOE or DOT. So you aren't exploiting anything, just looking like a badass little Lalafell ;)
#5 Sep 29 2010 at 10:51 AM Rating: Good
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Well except sewer moles and glow flies are things you'd kill at maybe rank 5... and he looks to be about rank 14.

Though I guess I can't complain, when i first started skilling on shield I'd pull like 4 lower level mobs at once...
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#6 Sep 29 2010 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
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ya some times i get 1 exp and 1 archery point - i dunno why, but 90% of the time i get full exp for all three, or four.

The main thing is shock spikes, is reallly reallty awesome. All the mobs that i pull attack me once, then stay stunned for a good 5 - 6 sec, Makes for ezy killing.

The expoilt part i was worred about was the shock spike mechanic. It seems like if one mob triggered the stun, all in radius would get stunned. I tried this will 5 mobs (the max that spawns in that area) and all would have 1 round of attacks for 20 to 70 dmg each which hurt. However at least one would trigger the stun, all would be stunned for 5-6 sec, and i would have enough time to run get 2x cures off and by time they all in range aoe.

I would imagine 6 mobs would kill me at this stage because after each dmg round from 5 mobs leaves me on about 30% hp. Moles are really good also, because they go underground all at the same time for what ever reason, and that skill is very eazy to avoid the incomming dmg, which gives me time to heal up if needed, or prep all my +dmg and +accuracy skills.

Only issue is now, tho, these mobs are getting abit low, being 15 now, only getting 220exp a kill and about 170 archer exp, which is still awesome when u x5 that, but ya....

ps. if anyone needs mole sinew on my server, keep an eye out for my retainer =) 8 stacks of 12 on there.
#7 Sep 29 2010 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
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F3rth wrote:
Well except sewer moles and glow flies are things you'd kill at maybe rank 5... and he looks to be about rank 14.

Though I guess I can't complain, when i first started skilling on shield I'd pull like 4 lower level mobs at once...


These moles are lvl 9 according to http://ffxiv.yg.com/npc/sewer-mole?id=3105702

Which makes sence since all the sheep now are green to me and they are lvl 5. The moles where yellow to me when i started also in this spot, when i was lvl 9. So i assume yellow = same level????

Its a really good spot, never see any players there, i dont think anyone really goes there, i have been there for past 2 days. Spawn rate is frazy fast also, which is how i got into the aoe killing, evolved from chain pulling.

I'll share the spot once im done there as i dont wanna give away a good thing while i'm still using it =)

Edited, Sep 29th 2010 1:04pm by BoomBoom10
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