Had a pretty good levelling session last weekend. Both lasted 8 hours and 10 hours each. Only 1-2 other members stayed throughout those 8 hours. So after both days, my RDM went from level 22-29. Nothing impressive actually. I’m just happy I got 7 levels in 2 days. Just want to hit 40 before I retire RDM for good. Trying to keep refresh up, enfeeble mob and debuff is not really what I look forward to.
Other than levelling RDM, I’ve been farming Buffaloes at Uleguerand Range. Nice snowy place where EPs can aggro near the entrance. It’s never boring fighting these. Pull with sleep bolts because they can run fast. Bring Acid Bolts because they have high defense. These things don’t have that "low defense" message when I check them for difficulty.
Other than that, Lowing from them gives Plague effect which can be removed by Viruna. Plague effects eats away your HP/MP/TP slowly. But Lowing has a long enough casting time to be stunned. But last night was plain shitty. Darn Buffalo used Lowing everytime I begin to shoot bolts or cast spells.
There’s also a stomp attack (forgot the name) which paralyzes you. I think there’s enough time to run away from it but I haven’t tested that. Was quite out of form last night. (´Д｀)
The first time I farmed these, I went as DRK/THF. After the 2 hour session, I got myself 5 buffalo meats (7k each) and 2 buffalo hides (100k each). I’m going to keep the meats for making Bison Steak either to sell or eat during my Sky runs. Last night I went as DRK/WHM because I’m bringing out my adventuring fellow for the first time there. Only received 5 pieces of meat after 90 minutes.
These buffaloes can be aspir-ed for MP! I’m surprised because they don’t cast magic at all. But crabs don’t cast magic yet can also be aspir-ed for MP… After discovering these can be aspir-ed, I have no downtime farming them anymore. Except when I get continuously hit into red HP. ( >_<)
Also had a nice +0.1 and +0.2 parrying skill up and hit 130~
I also think DRK’s AF Body and Leg piece are pretty good for solo-ing EPs. The body piece offers the best defense out of all the other body armor I have. Hecatomb is better but the added +13% slow is pretty bad for recasting magic. I would replace this with the relic body if I ever get it.
The leg piece gives +5 evasion and +10 parrying, which actually helps a lot when soloing EPs. If I ever participate in Limbus in future, this would be the first piece I would upgrade.
I macroed in the head piece when I cast drain/aspir/absorbs. I macro in the hand piece for weapon bash and I macro in the feet when I use Arcane Circle for my tanks in sky. So every AF armor for DRK is actually useful for something!