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By Phoenix.Neosutra 2012-04-22 12:44:30
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Did you ever think to make a standard Pure DD set to match your hybrid PDT TP set? Or did you just assume you'd have shadows down too much?

You're not capping haste with that set especially. Dark rings, wiglen, flume, shadow, none of them are helping with shadows are up. Wiglen is actually problem hurting more due to you mostly taking damage through magic when shadows are up.

Also when staying still, Moluscous mantle beats shadow mantle easily.

I was thinking:



Also, your shield block isn't going to be really high enough to justify Genbu over just dual weilding (can even use another PDT sword if you want for more PDT than Genbu and higher DPS).

Nice video, very impressive.
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By Odin.Ryuotas 2012-04-22 13:01:31
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Phoenix.Neosutra said: »
Did you ever think to make a standard Pure DD set to match your hybrid PDT TP set? Or did you just assume you'd have shadows down too much?

You're not capping haste with that set especially. Dark rings, wiglen, flume, shadow, none of them are helping with shadows are up. Wiglen is actually problem hurting more due to you mostly taking damage through magic when shadows are up.

Also when staying still, Moluscous mantle beats shadow mantle easily.

I was thinking:



Also, your shield block isn't going to be really high enough to justify Genbu over just dual weilding (can even use another PDT sword if you want for more PDT than Genbu and higher DPS).

Nice video, very impressive.

Thanks. Yeah, as I stated earlier, a lot of those sets were made on a whim, and still very premature and open to interpretation.

Main reason I use the shield is not for blocking, but because it supplements my Curing Set quite nicely (augmented, obviously).

I opted to use Shadow Mantle in conjunction with capped P.D.T., because the aim is to mitigate as much damage as possible.

Also, a lot of the time I sub BLU, so I typically can't Dual-Wield anyway, and I just didn't change my set to reflect having shadows as frequently as I did.

Additionally, when space is permitting, I utilize Sanus Ensis/Umbra Cape at night (allows me to maintain P.D.T. cap, and I gain another 23% CP).

As far as Wiglen Gorget goes, Addle on Azdaja (as an example) provided a sufficient window to swap to my M.D.T. Set with no hindrance, so the heightened Magic Damage had no bearing on the overall damage I was incurring.

While my damage output could definitely be higher (there's no denying that), I put the strongest emphasis on damage mitigation (some fights demand that I put every available defensive resource to work, or I'm almost destined to lose). Though, Haste certainly followed shortly after fortifying my defensive approach, and I'm still working out different ways to optimize my sets.

Thanks for your feedback, and trust that I am working out different approaches for varying circumstances.

Edit: Additionally, it would be difficult to heft about a Damage Set to supplement my P.D.T. Set, as I've got tremendous inventory bottleneck issues (Linkpearl goes into Sack when I'm on RDM, for instance).

Edit: Also, I neglected to state that while I was relying heavily on Utsusemi/Blink during the course of that fight, very seldom was I idle in one particular Gear Set (fractions of a second, at the least); I was taking little damage from Physical Attacks (with the exception of Spike Flail), but I was also changing gear so frequently that for that particular fight, it would have been nonsensical to prioritize my offensive capabilities.
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By Asura.Vyre 2012-04-22 13:35:01
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Another Red Mage soloist that makes me want to level Red Mage.

Also a thought about Neosutra's comment, having dual swords would of increased Azdaja's TP frequency, bad for business. This isn't some meatgrinding zerg. Rdms need control and predictability in their soloings.

Oh, and a question for Ryuotas: Are you reaching 600 defense after buffs and such before food? I assume you are. If not, you may want to consider Rabbit Pie over Tavnazian Taco. 100atk and defense so long as you've reached 400 base in both.
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By Odin.Ryuotas 2012-04-22 13:50:05
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Asura.Vyre said: »
Another Red Mage soloist that makes me want to level Red Mage.

Also a thought about Neosutra's comment, having dual swords would of increased Azdaja's TP frequency, bad for business. This isn't some meatgrinding zerg. Rdms need control and predictability in their soloings.

Oh, and a question for Ryuotas: Are you reaching 600 defense after buffs and such before food? I assume you are. If not, you may want to consider Rabbit Pie over Tavnazian Taco. 100atk and defense so long as you've reached 400 base in both.

Thank you, appreciate it.

After all is said and done, I peak at about 550 Defense as /NIN (including Food), so using Rabbit Pies would likely have been a better alternative for that particular fight (as BLU, though, I hit about 840/850 Defense).
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By Phoenix.Neosutra 2012-04-22 14:31:45
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Using dual weild wouldn't increase the TP rate significantly enough for it to be worrisome. It would howevery increase DPS by a decent margin at the cost of a mere 4% cure pot.

I understand the "not pure DD set" decision due to being casting/etc most of the time and it not mattering much, but you're essentially cutting your DPS in half during the times you are swinging.

In the end it may be a wise decision to go hybrid DPS/PDT, I just think there are a few peices you can swap out to maximize the 2.

Twilight torque over Wiglen.
Molluscous mantle (can have on event put it in for spike flail and spells cast on you) and Atheling.
Augmented Haste + PDT pants works well.
You could then easily cap PDT with a few peices more of gear (rings) and get your haste belt back.

Again, just suggestions, nice video :)
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By Odin.Ryuotas 2012-04-22 14:42:49
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Phoenix.Neosutra said: »
Using dual weild wouldn't increase the TP rate significantly enough for it to be worrisome. It would howevery increase DPS by a decent margin at the cost of a mere 4% cure pot.

I understand the "not pure DD set" decision due to being casting/etc most of the time and it not mattering much, but you're essentially cutting your DPS in half during the times you are swinging.

In the end it may be a wise decision to go hybrid DPS/PDT, I just think there are a few peices you can swap out to maximize the 2.

Twilight torque over Wiglen.
Molluscous mantle (can have on event put it in for spike flail and spells cast on you) and Atheling.
Augmented Haste + PDT pants works well.
You could then easily cap PDT with a few peices more of gear (rings) and get your haste belt back.

Again, just suggestions, nice video :)

Appreciate the time you took for your suggestions; I'm always trying to diversify my approaches to different situations (adds to the fun of it all).
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By Bahamut.Atoreis 2012-04-22 15:25:52
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Phoenix.Neosutra said: »
Using dual weild wouldn't increase the TP rate significantly enough for it to be worrisome. It would howevery increase DPS by a decent margin at the cost of a mere 4% cure pot.

I understand the "not pure DD set" decision due to being casting/etc most of the time and it not mattering much, but you're essentially cutting your DPS in half during the times you are swinging.

In the end it may be a wise decision to go hybrid DPS/PDT, I just think there are a few peices you can swap out to maximize the 2.

Twilight torque over Wiglen.
Molluscous mantle (can have on event put it in for spike flail and spells cast on you) and Atheling.
Augmented Haste + PDT pants works well.
You could then easily cap PDT with a few peices more of gear (rings) and get your haste belt back.

Again, just suggestions, nice video :)

You could at least read carefully when you give advices to ppl.
Guy doesnt even use windower and you suggesting 3rd party tools that do things for you which in this case when he do challenging stuff only for his pleasure would be totally stupid.

EDIT: Oh yeah forgot to say. That was most impressive solo I have seen so far. Waiting for more.
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By Odin.Ryuotas 2012-04-22 16:54:00
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Bahamut.Atoreis said: »
You could at least read carefully when you give advices to ppl.
Guy doesnt even use windower and you suggesting 3rd party tools that do things for you which in this case when he do challenging stuff only for his pleasure would be totally stupid.

EDIT: Oh yeah forgot to say. That was most impressive solo I have seen so far. Waiting for more.

Thanks very much, and I think his intentions were of a kind nature, so no need for this to get heated.
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By Phoenix.Neosutra 2012-04-22 20:10:10
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Bahamut.Atoreis said: »

You could at least read carefully when you give advices to ppl.
Guy doesnt even use windower and you suggesting 3rd party tools that do things for you which in this case when he do challenging stuff only for his pleasure would be totally stupid.
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Because swapping gear is the challenging part right?

I was giving constructive feedback on gear sets and ways to be more effective. I could really care less if he chooses to not make use of them.

This has nothing to do with "reading carefully". It does however, have everything to do with you having a stick up your ***. I'm not even sure what motivated you to even take the time to "get offended" by my post. Or what went through your mind to think it was a good idea to attack me.
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By Odin.Ryuotas 2012-04-22 20:27:56
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There's no need for confrontation here, guys.

I appreciate the fact that people took an interest in what I did, and I appreciate people taking time to suggest various alterations that I could apply to my approach (I have many plans of my own, but I acknowledge the undertakings). Ultimately, I'm going to make the final decision, so butting heads is going to change very little.

Don't need to argue what's better or what isn't, don't need to altercate what holds difficulty and what does not, because it's not really something that's objective from anyone's perspective but my own; this is not to say that someone is right and another is wrong, but rather, everything is liable to disparity.

I think it's great that you guys found this interesting, but please don't let it degrade into a childish dispute.
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By Bahamut.Atoreis 2012-04-23 12:21:37
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Phoenix.Neosutra said: »
Bahamut.Atoreis said: »

You could at least read carefully when you give advices to ppl.
Guy doesnt even use windower and you suggesting 3rd party tools that do things for you which in this case when he do challenging stuff only for his pleasure would be totally stupid.
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Because swapping gear is the challenging part right?

I was giving constructive feedback on gear sets and ways to be more effective. I could really care less if he chooses to not make use of them.

This has nothing to do with "reading carefully". It does however, have everything to do with you having a stick up your ***. I'm not even sure what motivated you to even take the time to "get offended" by my post. Or what went through your mind to think it was a good idea to attack me.

I dont like when ppl come with suggestion to use 3rd party tools to make everything easier.
Yes, swapping gear with so many things going on that fight (keeping shadows and buffs) is very difficult especially with old macro system.
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By Bismarck.Treasurehider 2012-04-23 13:00:26
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Props to you on doing this without the temptations of using Windower. The first thing I noticed in your video was that you weren't using Windower. Very nice to see still these days. :)

Congratulations on all of your hard work and effort!

In my opinion, however people want to spin it, Windower does alter the gameplay of FFXI a fair amount just as do other 3rd party tools and so it's very nice to see things like this done within the boundaries of how the game was meant to be played.
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By Odin.Ryuotas 2012-04-23 13:37:37
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Bismarck.Treasurehider said: »
Props to you on doing this without the temptations of using Windower. The first thing I noticed in your video was that you weren't using Windower. Very nice to see still these days. :)

Congratulations on all of your hard work and effort!

In my opinion, however people want to spin it, Windower does alter the gameplay of FFXI a fair amount just as do other 3rd party tools and so it's very nice to see things like this done within the boundaries of how the game was meant to be played.

Thank you for your kind words.

As far as Windower goes, as I've stated previously, I have no desire to use it - generally people's reasoning behind urging me to transition over is that, "A, B, and C will be made so much easier for you", and I just don't want that.

Though the praise is not unwelcome, I don't want this to somehow turn into a controversial debate of arrogance and superiority and so on - I prefer not to use it, but I am not demonizing those who do (just to clear the air of any possible, misconceived complacency on my behalf).

Unless deliberately inconveniencing others, I will not look up or down upon the contention of any given discourse - I do not flaunt the fact that I don't use Windower, and everyone has their own preference; I've simply never been interested in the alleged betterment that is offered, as adversity is a prevalent foundation in my disposition - whether or not the notion of Windower making things easier holds true, this is my vindication, nonetheless.
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By Leviathan.Draylo 2012-04-23 13:40:18
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If that's the case, where do you draw the line? Try some solo naked with just a weapon or maybe a level 1 game?
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By Odin.Ryuotas 2012-04-23 13:47:48
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Leviathan.Draylo said: »
If that's the case, where do you draw the line? Try some solo naked with just a weapon or maybe a level 1 game?

I'm not going to dodge your question, though I may not be able to provide you with the answer you want.

I have my own set of standards that I follow (they are convoluted, and not one-ended, and I've spent much time conceiving and appropriating them); trust that this is true, as I would like to avoid any confrontation if at all possible - I'm not interested.

I have lines that I draw - customs that I put in place - and there is no universal definition for anything, but I am choosing not to go in detail, because I don't feel it's necessary to justify something that I have not instigated in the first place.
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By Schwertzauberer 2012-06-18 12:15:39
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How did I miss this?!
My Inner RDM has not been this impressed in a very long time...
Ryuotas, you are my new RDM hero.

Take that Abyssea and your orgy of bonuses!
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By Odin.Ryuotas 2012-06-18 15:15:52
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Schwertzauberer said: »
How did I miss this?!
My Inner RDM has not been this impressed in a very long time...
Ryuotas, you are my new RDM hero.

Take that Abyssea and your orgy of bonuses!

Thanks! I've always wanted to be someone's hero; now I have an excuse for why I always walk around my house in my underwear and a cape.
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By Smurfite 2012-06-18 15:16:48
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Odin.Ryuotas said: »
Schwertzauberer said: »
How did I miss this?!
My Inner RDM has not been this impressed in a very long time...
Ryuotas, you are my new RDM hero.

Take that Abyssea and your orgy of bonuses!

Thanks! I've always wanted to be someone's hero; now I have an excuse for why I always walk around my house in my underwear and a cape.

lolz
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