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#52 Nov 01 2010 at 3:50 PM Rating: Good
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I am halfway through 20 CONJ. I've been soloing in Cassiopoeia Hollow fighting just cassies since 17 and the SP has beaten out anything else, aside from a CONJ/CONJ or CONJ/THM duo in the same area. You care able to solidly target the mob, and skill up at your leisure, racking up 200-350 SP per battle. In parties, I'm lucky if I see <100 every 3-4 kills. I had been killing Bloodshore Bells on the eastern island from Bloodshore camp from 15 or so, but I think they would likely have been doable from around 12 or 13 depending on how much you can cure for. If you have 300+ HP you should be fine just keep it topped off. They've hit for up to 200 on special moves. Just use Shock / Thunder, cure as needed to keep at or over 300 hp. Also, it makes inventory space work great, since you'll be getting stacks of the same items as opposed to killing multiple mob types. Just my 2 cents.
#53 Nov 01 2010 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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31 - 37 In a party you want to do Black Eft
31 - 37 Solo you want to do Sordes, very easy TP move to evade. as a THA i get around 100 so any DoW class should get a lot per kill, they are very fast kills also
#54 Nov 12 2010 at 6:56 AM Rating: Good
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if someone wants to turn this into guide form if it hasn't been turned into one yet, go for it. Stuff might change in next update though, and ill be soloing to 30 at least so i'll probably update it then.
#55 Nov 12 2010 at 8:48 AM Rating: Default
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This thread is great but the main thing I think that is missing from XIV is Partying. Yes I know that the developers want to give us many choices but the fact of the matter is without forcing people to group together which every other MMO has we are not making those lasting friends in this game. If you have played FF11 or WOW or any other mmo you know then what i mean. No one is using the party function I say we start finding ways to get groups or parties together in this game. I am not going to sit at drybone or skull valley for 2hours and shout for a party that will never come. Building relationships in the sense of playing a MMO is greatly part of the fun no matter how bad it is. How many people did you meet in 11 because of course you had to group to level ?
#56 Nov 12 2010 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Love the guide! I was just thinking we need more guides out there!
I'm glad to see they moved this thread to just below the admins' threads.
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#57 Nov 22 2010 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Just a quick tip for Conjurers: it is highly beneficial that you know the elemental relationship and the elemental alignment of the mobs you are planning to grind on.

First --- and the most obvious reason --- you will kill the mobs faster.

Second, casting spells with an element that the mobs are weak against will yield more SP gains, as opposed to casting random spells of varying elements.

As a reminder: Ice -> Wind -> Fire, Lightning -> Water -> Earth

How do you know which elements are monsters weak against? Their shard drops are the best hints: you need to check which one of their shard drops drop 6. Almost all of the mobs that I encounter has one type of shards that they drop the most.

Good luck and happy hunting! (Nice guide BTW, I bookmarked it. :) )
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#58 Nov 22 2010 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Directed at the requests to sticky this thread, or bookmark it - the Wiki was created specifically for information like this. Comprehensive guides can possibly be vetted on the forums, but should be turned into a Wiki page in order to preserve the information properly. Otherwise, the information is lost when the forum users stop bumping the thread.

For the OP, I believe editing the guide would be significantly easier if it were formatted in the Wiki, than continually editing the first post. In addition, other users that would like to make contributions to the guide may do so in a more convenient manner.

With that said, good read - please follow Wint's advice so this isn't swallowed by the forum eventually.

Edited, Nov 22nd 2010 7:35pm by Lezale
#59 Nov 28 2010 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
Iron Coblyns South of Camp Horizon are plentiful and are great for Lvl 16-19 grinding. SP starts around 180 and goes down to 95 as you level. i went from LVL 17 to 18 THM solo in about 1 hour.
#60 Dec 12 2010 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Arbor Squirrels in the South Forest of Gridania are awesome for getting from 18-20
#61 Dec 13 2010 at 7:37 AM Rating: Good
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WinterTrance wrote:
Just a quick tip for Conjurers: it is highly beneficial that you know the elemental relationship and the elemental alignment of the mobs you are planning to grind on.

First --- and the most obvious reason --- you will kill the mobs faster.

Second, casting spells with an element that the mobs are weak against will yield more SP gains, as opposed to casting random spells of varying elements.

As a reminder: Ice -> Wind -> Fire, Lightning -> Water -> Earth

How do you know which elements are monsters weak against? Their shard drops are the best hints: you need to check which one of their shard drops drop 6. Almost all of the mobs that I encounter has one type of shards that they drop the most.

Good luck and happy hunting! (Nice guide BTW, I bookmarked it. :) )


I have a slightly different theory about the elemental relationship. if you look at the Attributes of the character it shows this:

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To me that would mean Lightning and Ice are opposites, Wind and Earth, Fire and water. When I fought Dodo, I used Stone on them and was doing over 200 HP most times at level 16. Need to check it again, just to verify... not had the time to.
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#62 Dec 13 2010 at 7:41 AM Rating: Good
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This thread is now moot with the update and I think it should be locked... but

Lightning and Ice are not opposites!
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#63 Dec 28 2010 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
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just wondering how much SP i should be expecting per fight. im currently rank 21 and trying to solo in coerthas, but im unable to get any more than 86 SP per fight. at first i thought it was just fatigue, but ive waited over a week and still nothing.
#64 Dec 28 2010 at 5:14 PM Rating: Good
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yeah thats about right. your going to want to concentrate on coblyns now. this guide is no longer efficient (Although it still works)

heres the new guide:
http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=1292892093237488996&page=1
#65 Dec 28 2010 at 5:30 PM Rating: Good
Haven't tried it but I think a duo party in the low to mid 20's could fast chain mobs easy in Mun-Tuy cellars, loads of high mob areas a few that have 30ish green mobs for me at R27. I can solo them no problem just some of the mobs take some time on PGL, but I would think a duo party could possibly hang out there until 30?

The best part, no one is ever there.

Granted this would be a 50-80 SP per mob situation but with the quantity of mobs it should yield very high SP per hour.
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#66 Dec 29 2010 at 6:38 AM Rating: Good
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At R23, I think (if I am remembering the right Rank) I was getting about 120 SP from Giant Crabs, soloing. Granted they are not easy kills and were Yellow at the time. There are a group of them south of Skull Valley near the tower.
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