30-35 Eastern Altepa Desert

* Supports 2 parties.
* WHM, SCH, or Echo drops recommended.

Target mobs:
Primary: Sand Beetle (30-32)
* Beetle
* Not Aggro
* Links by Sight
* Weak to Ice
* Weak to Light

Secondary: Desert Dhalmel (32-35)
* Dhalmel
* Not Aggro
* Links by Sight
* Weak to Wind
* Weak to Thunder

If you're camping at the zone to the Western Altepa Desert, you have the option of upgrading to Desert Dhalmels once Sand Beetles start looking a little too weak. However, be careful of Elemental pops when camping by the gate guard.

While it's very possible to xp here until 33, I felt that there were too many "dud" Beetles at 33, and would either move elsewhere, or start the transition to Desert Dhalmels.

Dhalmels have quite a bit of HP, and if that's not enough, they even have Healing Breeze, so killing them will initially take a while. However, they attack slowly (NIN tanks get a kick out of that), and their Berserk move (ATK up with DEF down) makes killing them easier. If you have a NIN tank, you might not actually want to Dispel the Berserk. ^^ Also, the (J-8) camp doesn't have much in terms of Dhalmels to kill.

Either way, pulls from both camps are rather long, so be sure to take that into account.


Lyncath said...

Like it was said above, Ninja have an easy time shadow tanking the Dhalmels here.

Jud said...

It bears mention that these Giraffe Bastages can silence mages... So WHMs stay back and bring echo drops.

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Unknown said...

If camping at the guard, one important thing to point out is that there isn't a Fields of Valor book by the camp. The closest one is a short walk west at the altepa crystal. Gather together at the crystal, set level sync, get buffs from the book (auto-refresh, reraise, etc), and grab a bird to get to camp.