61-64 Bibiki Bay

* All party members require Chains of Promathia.
* Supports up to 2 parties.

Target mobs:
Primary: Tragopan
* Bird
* Not Aggro
* Links by Sound
* Weak against Ice
* Weak against Light
* Strong against Wind

Primary: Hobgoblins
* Goblin
* Aggro to Sight
* Links by Sight
* Weak to Light

Hobgoblin Animalier (BST) *Take care pulling these- see comments.
Hobgoblin Fascinator (BLM)
Hobgoblin Martialist (WAR)
Hobgoblin Venerer (RNG)

It's not unheard of for a mage, particularly say a WHM or a BRD to come here at 60, although I remember as a RDM60, I had noticable difficulty landing my debuffs on the Tragopans. In addition, while there are also three campsites, I really don't think I'd want to be the third party down here, although it has been done before.

My personal preference for a camp would be that little passageway. Not only is it relatively safe from outside Hobgoblin aggro, there is also a convenient Tragopan pop right behind you, just waiting to be saved for a Chain #5.

Alternatively, the party may want to try closing a chain with a Hobgoblin, since they have a higher base xp, in addition to blowing themselves quite often (or at least, they seem to blow up a lot more here than elsewhere). Just remember to keep the Hobgoblin Fascinators (BLM) Silenced. Also, be very careful not to pull any Hobgoblin Animaliers if there are any Tropical Rarabs around, for they will link with the Goblin's Rarab and together, will probably wipe your party.


Kazuhite said...

You might be able to take Catoblepas around 60, just be wary for a 7-10 minute fight, but for very good exp.

ransom said...

I would opt to get exp chains in that 7~10 minutes, rather then one long fight.

Xariana said...

Exp isn't bad here through 65. 66 starts to hurt the exp, though.

Konda said...

The birds are good still at 65; though all check as VT, but chain 6+ is very possible if you approach it like a melee burn. Camp just next to the little plateu where 4 birds or so pop, a rdm or a brd puller recommended, so the next mob is in camp as the previous is killed.

6k+ an hour possible.

Anonymous said...

go to the southeern part as the exp from the northern dhamels starts to drop.