72-75 Lufaise Meadows

* All party members require Chains of Promathia.
* All party members require Tavnazian Archipelago access.
* WHM recommended. *see comments.
* Supports 2 parties.

Target mobs:
Primary: Abraxas
* Giant Bird
* Aggro to Sight
* Links by Sight
* Weak to Piercing weapons
* Weak to Ice
* Weak to Light
* Strong against Wind

Primary: Tavnazian Ram *see comments
* Ram
* Aggro to Sight
* Links by Sight
* Strong against Ice

The Abraxas are nice to xp off since they all con high-VT to low-IT to a 75 character, so xp flows nicely. That said, they share all typical Roc traits, including a fast attack rate, and hit quite hard as well. Abraxas also happen to have a noticably high resistance against Sleep effects, so take extra care to avoid pulling a link.

Pullers should note that Abraxas do have a quick attack rate, so someone /NIN is recommended for pulling, to the extent that even Bards sub Ninja when pulling for manaburn parties down here! Other than that though, Thieves have the added advantage of being able to Hide to lose aggro, which is especially useful since Abraxas are, as mentioned above, very difficult to sleep.

You can also xp off the Tavnazian Rams, which make slightly better closers to a chain. However, the Rams have a very strong AoE Max HP Down effect, and a line-of-sight Petrify move, so a White Mage is required against these. Tavnazian Rams also track based on smell.


Maldra said...

Thief Parties are very successful here. Thiefs do very good damage to the Abraxas. The prefferred setup for this is THF THF THF THF BRD WHM. Its basically THF THF Abraxas THF THF and you sata+ws on each other and pass hate back and forth. If you are at risk of dying, you can simply use hide and your hate is gone!

Chain 11

Shark Bite

This is just an example of what the numbers of your ws should look like, but I've seen 1800+ DE on these. You have to have very pimped out gear to do that much damgage though!

Ayrlie said...

thief puller if at all possible. hide works nicely on greater birds, which is important because they don't sleep at all. bind, however, does work wonders in the case it does happen (most likely it will come on a pop) because it is ice-based and these birds are very weak to ice.

Fantasy said...

Please make sure your nin tank has 90% hp or above all the time.

They can sure tank well here despite criticisms about triple attacks. Just make sure you have someone to backup tank / stun/ or flash after triple attack!

Thf, rng, drg shines here~
make sure you pick them while forming party if you know you are coming to here.

Sardine said...

Severe HP down = No PLD tank for buffalos
HP down >> double attack with crits = dead PLD before whm even finishes erase

Alshandra said...

As 75BLM I actually did more damage to the Rams with Blizzard IV than I did the Birds... And they are supposed to be weak :\