If you yourself have some suggestions through your travels, please share, because there are those of us who are soloing or duoing who could maybe use some guidance.
That I can do, take in mind that I only leveled three classes past rank 20 with Archer being my highest at rank 28 at the moment.
Also you will need some skills. The most important one being Sacrifice, using it right before you engage in battle is a necessity. Any abilities that will let you do as much damage at the start of the battle is also a good idea. The idea is to try and take out the enemy before Sacrifice is down and to always keep it up at all times.
At rank 1 I go to an area south of Camp Emerald Moss(21:21) and beat on the squirrels there. They are around rank 10 I believe.
At rank 9 or 10 I went after Yarzon feeders around the path starting at(20:19) to(22:19).
At about rank 14 or maybe earlier depending on the class I started going after the monkeys at the clearing north of Emerald moss. (19:18)
Once I hit rank 20 I began doing leves for Gil and guild points which took me to about rank 24 at which point I started hunting Iron coblyn in Nanawa Mines, which can be found **** near everywhere inside the mines.
It's been ages since I last killed a coblyn or puk on Pugilist, they give so little SP... I might be stupid or something, but I'd rather fight an eft, undead, hog or whatever for 200-240 sp instead of running all over the place to fight 2-3 coblyns, puks or djiggas for 70 sp each in the same time.
They provide a little over 100 SP per fight when you're about 7-8 ranks below and go down insanely easy, even more so if you have a skill that can break the hide off their backs.
I was going more for a best SP/hour deal. 100 SP may not seem like a lot but when you're blowing through mobs it adds up quickly.
At 28, if you want a challenging, good XP mob, try Wandring Wights in Mun-Tuy Cellars. There's gnats nearby, too, that could be pretty decent.
Thanks for the suggestion, I went to try it out but it didn't turn out too well. One the the mofos at one point kept using an ability which healed it by draining my HP for a ****-ton of damage. They also have a bunch of HP with high DEF it seems, or at least for Archer anyway, maybe you did better on them as Pugilist cause of blunt damage from your weapon? All I know is they tore my *** up.
Looking around more I have found an area near Humblehearth at (31:33) full of rank 35-39 Pygmy dormouse, while they do go down easy they seem to have retarded high evasion. It's a pain in the *** to land hits at my current rank.