Dynamis-Tav excitement

First dynamis after the December 2010 Version Update. One item in the VU notes mention an adjustment to drop rates in Dynamis, another mentioned how the Treasure Hunter job trait got revamped. Coupled together with another TH tier from THF LV90 and AF3 THF shoes that give another TH tier, I expected relics to rain.

But our only THF, whom I’m sure has all of the above , wasn’t there last night. ( T-T)

Oh well, let’s see how it goes.

First 60 minutes saw absolutely no AF drop.

Then afterwards, 1 AF dropped, then another, then -1s started flowing in in pairs. Hydra equipment too, rained.

With 10 minutes left on the clock, we went for Diabolos. Out of 4, we aggroed 3.

The battle became pretty epic for us.

People were charmed, people died, and it eventually came down to a MNK and me (DRK) and half the alliance mostly weakened, facing 2 diabolos, 1 with about 5% HP and the other at 50% (they begin at 50%). Both of us have less than 200HP, both of us /NIN.

The MNK tanked both Diabolos while we whittled down the 5% one, WHM would occasionally throw a Cure V as soon as she could get enough MP, but it was quickly reduced down when Diabolos uses a WS.

1 Diabolos left.

I execute my WS, grab hate and shadow tanked a bit.

My epic moment came when I had 100+ HP, Utsu:2 wasn’t ready, 1 shadow left.

I start casting Utsu:1.

Lost 1 shadow, Utsu:1 still casting.

Parried the next attack which would’ve killed me and finished my Utsu:1 casting.

Managed to hold on a bit longer till the MNK could grab hate and take over the tanking and we continued taking turns tanking and managed to take it down.

We got our first clear. :D

4 Replies to “Dynamis-Tav excitement”

  1. First off, whoo! FFXI blog post!!

    Congratulations on the buckets of AFs and the epic Dynamis-Tavnazia win! I miss Dynamis. The group of friends I’m with are too busy farming seals in Abyssea for everyone to upgrade their Empyrean armor to +2.

    1. @Aerroenu Thanks :D
      I can probably understand how they feel. Empyrean AF’s are so much better than Relic AFs. The stats are much more relevant to the job it’s for (as far as I can tell for DRK and PLD), and much easier to obtain than relics.

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