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    Elemental Staves

    On monsters with very high resistance like, kirin, joumangand, vrtra, tiamat ect ect. Is it better to wear the ice staff for the +10 elemental skill, or to wear the fire staff (or w/e spell your casting)

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    Did i stump you?

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    yes yes you did, my blm is lvl20 -.-

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    D:

    answer this D: i wanna know also

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    Actually if you want any blm information you should msg Veritas, although he is retired he knows a hell of a lot about BLM as a job. Btw are you talking the HQ versions or not? because that makes a big difference.

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    I vote Aquilo's staff in that example. It seem to get less resists on Ice spells than anything else, and I can the other HQ's.

    RDM's nuking on Aura Statues is probably comparable to BLM nuking on dragons, you'd probably want the +skill for the dragons.

    SE left that one a mystery.

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    Youre better off using whatever staff you have of the corisponding element. However in Dynamis or something if I'm getting too many resists I do ice spells, but on some HNMs you really cant pick which element you want to nuke (due to resistances etc).

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    Not HQ at this moment, but there is sort of a dillemia, I can use the Ice staff for kirin, but im only going to cast aero spells (-10% because of counter elements). And im really asking about joumangand (seeing i fight him every week), where ice staff has the nice element skill, but no way in hell im going to cast a ice spell. But if the fire staff+1 will give me less resist, ill make that my first HQ staff to get.

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    I can't say that it will get you less resists but it will add another 5% to your spells over the NQ staff regardless. I know the matching staff decreases resists some, it's just hard to figure out how much compared to +10 skill.

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    editedlolz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna
    How did you get 75 BLM with no HQ staffs?
    Lack of money, price gouging, never really felt the need, limited supply. But I am working on them now, ever so slowly.

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    I like the Elemental Staves. I find them significantly more useful than the +INT/MND wands too. Being Elvaan RDM I obviously have a lack for INT naturally, and Wind Staff makes Gravity NOT suck -.^ I have been able to debuff WSNMs before simply due to the sheer fact of using these (coincidence, yes, but I'm going to assume these just rule) and being lv63 I like those odds Given that RDM's Elemental skill is, for lack of a better term, shit, it helps with resist rates for MB's too ;o

    Of course I'm speaking on general basis, I do believe that debuffing Gods/HNMs is entirely based on luck ;o

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    Just use the staff respective to the spell casted cause if you use the opposing elemental staff (say ice/aquilo's while using aero or thunder/jupiter's while casting stone) it'll have detrimental effects to the spell's dmg and resistance

    no, the elemental skill+10 isn't worth it

    those questions were probably answered, but I'm too lazy to read the entire thread and wanna look smart 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna
    How did you get 75 BLM with no HQ staffs?

    Because of people like you, because your name ryhmes with banana

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna
    How did you get 75 BLM with no HQ staffs?
    I dident buy gil. 8 HQ staffs = 12mill my server. And if you can make 12mill @ lvl 51, your a beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyMetal
    Quote Originally Posted by Anna
    How did you get 75 BLM with no HQ staffs?
    I dident buy gil. 8 HQ staffs = 12mill my server. And if you can make 12mill @ lvl 51, your a beast.
    It's really not THAT hard to make that much money honestly >.> Sometimes people have a horseshoe up their ass and they get lucky on NM pulls and drops (legally) so they can make a good profit early on. Just relatively recently I was walking through Shakhrami heading towards the Bubu zone and I found the damn Leech King at the zoneline XD Killed him and got the drop O.o 1.2mil :D

    See, sometimes luck has a big important part into it >.>

    Edit: Almost forgot: BCNM30 and 40 - these can be very, very profitable. So yes, getting that money at 51 isn't truly that difficult in this perspective.

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