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#1 Oct 06 2010 at 11:32 AM Rating: Good
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I would assume that it would be better to grind mobs in the blue then ones with the yellow shield(i get killed by those anyway) but I haven't done much grinding so I am not sure. Can someone give me advice? Im in Gridania right now with no anima or levequests to do. I am a rank 12 glad, decently equipped and wondering.
#2 Oct 06 2010 at 11:38 AM Rating: Good
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What job are you grinding on?

I am rank 13 conj and I usually grind dodo's and puk hatchings with the rare plains rats for shard
drop variation.

I get about 350-490 physical exp and anywhere form 0-350 SP per fight on dodo's
also on puk hatchings I get anywhere from 220-280 physical exp to 0-280 Sp
on rats its a bit lower but they fill in the exp gap while waiting for puk and dodo

I am farming wind and thunder shards bc as of right now I can make 20-50k/hour just doing
that and that's before i NPC drops or craft then pop them on my retainer.

Which city area are you grinding? that will dictate which mobs u'll be fighting and what
shards to be looking for as well.
#3 Oct 06 2010 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
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It depends what you want, you want Physical or Rank? There's not really an optimal for both.

Physical requires fast kills, which usually net lower SP over time

Rank requires longer fights, which obviously nets slightly lower XP over time.

IMO you're better off grinding for rank as multiple classes will require SP but only one thing requires XP. I hope I'm typing this the way it sounds in my head and I'm not confusing you more.

MOB type and number depends on your class, for example a Maruader is pretty good at taking on 3-4 blue or green mobs at a time and sometimes 2 Yellow plus because of the large range of AoE. Pugilist however is a bit harder to take on more than 2 mobs at a time since most of the AoE are line based.
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#4 Oct 06 2010 at 11:50 AM Rating: Good
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I am leveling my gladiator right now at rank 12 with a rank 1 sword :( so I don't think I can take on dodo's just yet because I died to a lone wolf with him halfing about a 1/4 of life left when I died. I am grinding in Gridania but I have enough anima to teleport to one more place. Right now I need wind shards and gil.
#5 Oct 06 2010 at 11:56 AM Rating: Good
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From my experience, Lone wolves are harder to solo than dodos. The wolves have some high damage attacks, which makes them more difficult for me.
#6 Oct 06 2010 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Find a cave in an area where you can kill the jobs, and grind there. If you're the only one there (and it's not too strong for you) there is a never ending spawning of mobs for you. One such cave is located near Camp Emerald Moss. Take the road west, then take the first path south. Follow it around and there's a cave. That's perfect for physical lvl 15-20 and job lvl 10-15ish
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