Good advice. Uh oh, I'm at like ~3600 base... Guess I'll use that last slot in the hat for vit, and work on slotting some rose gold earrings (since I cant bring myself to replace my allagan / hero's ring combo).
Also, is aetheric profusion the tornado attack? or does that still one shot everyone? Only been up to turn 4.
You should be ok, Valk. Just a little more VIT. Remember, 4000 HP includes the VIT buff you gain with the tanks in your party. You can eat some of the recommended food I listed to push you over if you guys are starting to attempt it.
Aetheric profusion is the ability that will one shot you if you're not in the neurolinks (pieces of her collar that break off during the fight) that she has dropped throughout the beginning of the fight up till that point. Even when you're in the neurolinks, it can hit upward of 3800 HP I'm told. Our SMN who tried it on Friday was killed a few times at 3900 HP I believe due to fireball and perhaps even aetheric. I haven't had a chance to talk to him.
The two major abilities you're looking out for are fireball (this is started at 85% to 55%) and aetheric profusion (54/55% to 30%)
Here's a list of what goes on: http://bluegarter.guildwork.com/forum/threads/5271d01fc16e4d64875e52dd-order-of-the-blue-garters-twintania-coloring-and-activity-book
And here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDJde_SZfNw
You can see fireball at the following times: 3:32, 3:56 (this one is cast while conflag is up..notice how it doesn't go off because the person targeted runs into the conflag?), 4:21, 4:46, 5:13 (again, this one doesn't go off; you see what's happening? :) ), 5:36, 6:02, 6:26, 6:51
You can see aetheric profusion at the following time: 9:35
She will always start out phase 2 (85%) with a fireball that cannot be mitigated. Every fireball after may be mitigated by abilities (including manaward!).
Notice how their BLM has 4.42k HP? :P
Allagan gloves definitely are better as long as you're at the appropriate ACC. ^^ The poster I had quoted had the wrong stats for the Allagan gloves, though, so I linked to the appropriate database entry.
I definitely wouldn't recommend the AF2 legs. :P