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Best FATE approach for ARC?Follow

#1 Sep 10 2013 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I am wondering what everyone feels is the best approach to FATE's as an Arcanist. I find large scale FATE's to be pretty frustrating as it's hard to lay down any serious damage before the mobs are killed. Since we have no AoE damage spell at the earlier levels I have basically just been zapping as many mobs with thunder as possible since it's an instant cast and has some upfront damage along with the DoT. This allows me to hit lots of mobs, but doesn't do much significant damage. For big boss FATE's I've had no issues, it's more the large scale trash mob FATE's that pose that challenge.

What has everyone else been doing? I'd love to hear some other strategies.

#2 Sep 11 2013 at 10:50 AM Rating: Good
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Use bio to tag Yellow (non purple) mobs as they spawn. The masses will kill them for you and you get the bonus exp.
#3 Sep 11 2013 at 12:03 PM Rating: Good
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Along with what noname said, just make sure you're always in a fate party. They're incredibly easy to pick up as everyone is always looking to maximize their xp intake. Partying also gets you all the xp that your teammates get when they defeat mobs. In high mob count fates, you get almost more xp that way than you do from the completion xp.
#4 Sep 11 2013 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for sharing guys

#5 Sep 16 2013 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
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On top of this, have Topaz Carbuncle, Titan, or Garuda(?) guarding you because they can wade into the mix and AoE everything around them while you can snipe away from a safer place.
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