FFAT2 HELP

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Jun 28, 2008

FFAT2 HELP by Dylan at 7:29 AM (5,200 Views / 0 Likes) 43 replies

  1. Dylan
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    I need some tips on how to defeat that sand monster thing (the pearl hunting quest). It keeps sucking my guys in and replenishing its health.
     


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    Newcomer maz- Advanced Member

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    I haven't attempted that quest yet, but I'm near that point in the story..what are your characters' levels? Maybe they're too low.
    Also, what's your party like? Jobs etc.
     
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    I've been hearing that you want four people with Counter to go in swinging for melee, as well as two White Mages/classes with curing magic for the battle. Have your four tanks jump in immediately and start attacking, and anytime it uses the wide-range attack and hits all four people, they should immediately Counter it one after the other pretty much destroying the boss in little to no time.

    I haven't gotten there yet though it's the next story mission I have to do. I just got myself AP^ 3 and I'm enjoying the hell out of it. [​IMG]
     
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    I had three melee myself as an archer and a white mage healing the 3 the last person got himself killed early so i didn't revive him.
     
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    Actually, now that you mention it...I'm pretty sure Sidewinder would do massive damage since it's still a monster, right? If you have a lot of Humes or somehow have Grias before that battle, a ton of people with Sidewinder mastered (and put on the secondary A-slot) could probably make the battle a lot faster.

    I've also heard that you should generally ignore the other antlions since they respawn immediately anyway. Just work on the big boss first and it'll all be over.
     
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    Got him down to 200 on my last attempt. I need to keep leveling.
     
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    Managed to get him down to 100 this time but its proving difficult still. How exactly do you level abilities up?
     
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    You don't level the abilities themselves, just that having a large number proves helpful, or having the right combination, etc...

    All you can do is get AP that goes towards Mastering each ability so you can permanently retain it across equips and jobs.
     
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    The counter thing doesn't work - I tried but for some reason counter doesn't work against not-physical-attack. This thing just isn't working for me and I can't lvl up any more cos I've run out of quests to do!

    [​IMG]

    What lvls where people when they did this quest? I'm getting really frustrated with it.
     
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    so i'm confused, can you just leave one monster remaining on any battle and have your party beat each other up to earn experience? or not... otherwise I am screwed for this quest just like you guys [​IMG]
     
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    It took me a couple of tries, but I was finally able to do it by using characters that have heavy physical attacks like my dragoon and paladin and putting them right next to the monster. Ignore the other enemies and move near the bottom and focus on the sand monster since the other enemies regenerate and he can deal damage from any place on the screen. I also clumped my characters together around a white mage to cura all at once and I had regen as my ability. I had a dragoon, soldier, two people with black magic ability, an archer and white mage (although 2 people had white magic ability). Hope that helps.


    Dumb newbie question, off topic: how the heck do I equip phoenix downs? [​IMG] I haven't figure out how to use them yet.
     
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    keep a klot of people near him with counter so if he uses gravity flux he can be hit back with like 3 attacks. Use many phoenix downs to keep a weak ally so he can't drain a lot of hp and try reviving your fastest allies to attack him before he can swallow you. keep some tank to keep the ants busy and try not to kill them but blind them or status debuffs
     
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    I too am stuck on this monster. I got him down to 183 but he keeps on sucking all my characters into him and stealing 88 from my stronger characters who can only do about 35-40 damage/round. How do I level up my characters or at least get them better jobs.


    gamefaqs has a few things for this game but none are very good yet....
     
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    Equip Phoenix Downs? You do know that they're useable items like potions, right? Just use one when one of your party members is down Oo

    What level are the characters of you guys? I'm about to attempt this quest now and my average party level is 24.
     
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    How did you get them up to 24??? What classes/jobs are your characters?

    I'm only like level 10 with 9 hours into the game...
     
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    You've probably found out by now but no, you can't. Characters earn xp based on their level and the levels of their opponents after battle, from what I've noticed, plus some bonus xp depending on what they do in battle, but the bonus xp doesn't get very high, so yeah.

    The best way to grind levels is to just quickly go through a billion job offers. If there are no offers you want at the moment, check out Lezawhateverthehell's hut on the map. After you do it twice (once to find out he's not there, and then another time) you can sleep, the first option makes you sleep for 20 days, the second for 50 days and the third for 200 days. That makes it simple to go do repeatable, easy quests to grind.

    Though the best way to grind, truly, is just doing all the quests you can, not sleeping so you can repeat ones.

    Edit: For the record guys, I had one Black Mage/White Mage on healing detail just using black magic when he didn't need to use Cure and the stupid ass Thief who can't do shit for damage as my Potions master (bought about 30 hi-potions just in case, for the fight.)

    The only issue I had is with his recovering health, but I could deal out more than he could heal, so all he did is delayed the fight sometimes. So yeah, you probably need two people on healing.
     
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    I beat him by equipping a bunch of guys with Air Render. The monster is weak against air attacks. Also, the monster seems to use its pull in attack on the guy with the lowest health. If you keep reviving allies then it shouldn't be able to get much health back. Don't kill the antlions because worse ones respawn.
     
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    Hey everyone post recommendations for a good party. I think my jobs are all a bit out of balance.
     
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    Well, I just did all quests that were available, nothing special. My party looks like this, after 16 hours put into the game:
    Luso: Paladin/Items
    Nu Mou Black Mage/White Mage (working on Time Mage/Illusionist)
    Viera Sniper/Archer
    Bangaa Dragoon/White Monk
    Hume White Mage/Black Mage
    Adelle: Thief/Items (about to promote to Ninja)

    Generally speaking, try to go for a good balace of melee, ranged and spellcasters.
     
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    I'm pretty far into the game, and not failed a single battle quest with these guys:

    Luso: Fighter/Items
    Bangaa: Gladiator/White Monk (air render + exorcise ;D)
    Hume: Fighter/Soldier
    Adelle: Hunter/Paladin
    Moogle: Fusilier/Black Mage
    Nu Mou: Illusionist/White Mage

    Got others in my clan that I don't use primarily in battle. Such as the Bard, Hurdy. A Ranger (haven't got decent enough equipment to use him well tbh.) Cid aswell, but my Bangaa is actually stronger.

    I found having counter on all melee ones works well. ..unless they get attacked from a distance haha. I like to have my melee fighters with ranged attacks (such as Aurablast for fighters, Air render for White Monks etc), so even if they can't get in close, they can still take HP.

    I don't actually use potions either, I just use regen on the big battles, then cura/curaga if needed.

    To those stuck on the pit monster thing:

    Have two ranged characters stay back, and the melee ones just going in close (preferably with melee/air render)
    I had a dragoon performing jump, and the rest just pounding. If they got hit, they'd counter. Don't worry about the small monsters, just go in for the big one. Air render seems to do way more damage than a normal attack, so use that, with the ranged characters just attacking and healing if needed.
     

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