1 months ago, I started planning for a Divine Might battle with my Sky LS, ShinZenkai since a few of us in the LS, including me, wants the earring.
The date of the battle, April 1st. We started a brief discussion on battle strategy 2 weeks before the battle during our trigger farming sessions.
On the actual day, people who offered to help, did not turn up and didn’t inform me. And some who told me they would help but ended up wanting to do other things instead. I panicked a little at this point. But fortunately, I managed to gather 18 people. A member who previously couldn’t come because of work, was able to at the last minute.
We spent about an hour in Jeuno, discussing the order of killing and purchasing medicines for this fight. We had 6 triggers, meaning six tries at this.
For those who don’t know, this battle involves fighting five Ark Angels and two pets, one wyvern and the other, either a tiger or a mandragora. You’re lucky if tiger was summoned as mandragora has AoE sleep.
Our first run was a trial run. For everyone to know how strong each AA is and for the tanks to know how well they could kite them. We had a little problem at first where after we kill the AA Taru, the melees were kind of lost. Standing around doing nothing. We ended up fighting AA Galka, which is not part of the kill sequence. We wiped anyway. But at least we killed 2 AAs and this made me confident that we will do fine on our second run.
Second run, was the serious battle. After everyone got raise 3, we gathered TP with opo-opo necklace, and waited for night to come. Because at night, our NINs could put on their AF feet which increases movement speed only at night. All 4 NINs we had were kiters.
It was fun, it was exciting. We killed the AA Taru fast before he could use his AoE Petrify WS. This time we had our bard shout out the next target. But most of us already had the kill sequence memorized. lol
We went up to the corridor and killed AA Mithra, had a little hiccup here as his AoE WS hits us hard and puts us to sleep. He charmed our monk at around 1-2% HP I think. But someone managed to killed him somehow.
Next is AA Galka. Not a problem here. He went down without much hassle. The next 2 pets were also killed easily. AA Hume wasn’t much of a threat. We got him low before he Mijin Gakure-ed so we didn’t take much damage from him.
Last one is the AA Elvaan with the coolest looking shield so far. As we slowly reduced his HP, he also slowly reduced our numbers. I think we had 3 deaths here, I don’t know how.
The battle lasted 12 minutes. It felt longer than that. >_>
9 people got their earrings, we had 4 guests, all needed earring. I haven’t chosen mine, couldn’t decide :/ But I will most likely get Abyssal Earring just for Dark magic skill +5.
Two days later, I went on doing the CoP Missions with my static. It’s an easy battle from what I heard. Yup, easy enough that my PT killed Promathia’s second form with 5 people and even tanked it up front without kiting. Because I died early in Promathia’s second form. ( T-T)
It was really depressing. Feels like I’ve accomplished nothing. ( T-T)
Since it was 11pm in Japan when we finished the fight, we only had to wait an hour before we could proceed to watch the remaining cutscenes and finish this storyline. We farmed a few organs and tissues while waiting.
It took us 3 hours to travel around many places to watch all the cutscenes including the last one at Blueblade Fell. The ending is touching. I urge everyone to finish this CoP story! All those deaths and exp lost was worth it. Hmmm…. Anyone happens to know where I can watch the ending again? I want to hear that song (with sung lyrics!) again. [:D]