Zigfield, on 25 April 2010 - 05:34 AM, said:
Currently, my LS is doing 10 minute 12 member runs, and have had friends do 9 man runs, so its possible, time wise, to do it...
That being said, this is what I would try:
RDM/WHM (or a really good WHM/SCH)
BLM X2 (one /nin and the other /rdm or /sch)
SAM/THF (could do RNG/SAM but....need more hate control I think)
First of all, you would have to have very good players. No room or time for screw-ups.
Second, have the PLD use Opo+Sleep Pots to 300% TP and Spirits Within (or Vorp Blade, i forgot what one it is) for initial hate and damage.
The SAM/THF should be CONSTANTLY TA-WSing the tank, regardless of form.
BLMs throw out stun as often as possible (watching for Pile Pitch and when PLD has no shadows mainly), doing T2 or T3 nukes (depending on how well the PLD has hate), and being ready to gab the PODs as soon as they are popped, AS SOON AS THEY ARE POPPED!
Your issue will not be getting it down in time as much as living through its final form, which will be everyone 2hring (RDM if need be, /DRK would be good for chainstun too, thats what we do).
The issue with the setup would be that you will not have enough damage to kill it when its in CB mode (final form), if PLD dies, or if RDM or BLMs nuke right when its doing hate reset.
A PLD is just fine for hate, but gotta make sure the BLMs aren't nuking too much/hard.
If it works, let me know. Good luck!
It seems that you're confusing omega & ultima and combining them into a jumbled mess. You say to stun Pile Pitch but then you say "you will not have enough damage to kill it when it's in CB mode" which is Ultima.
As for players I'm not worried about that. I'll be on one of the 2 most important jobs(except during pods) which would be RDM or tank. I'll just need to pound into the BLM's heads that they must dispose of the pods ASAP. I'm not worried about zerging it, omega is pretty docile even below 25%, unlike Ultima. So I'd prefer a RNG for steady damage output out of AoE range. Having the RNG unload TP only on Gunpods would further help pods go smoothly.
I'm likely going to go with NIN/drk tank for 1 more shadow and more potential hate gain. Considering taking 2x RNG 1x BLM instead even. With 2 BLM if they're slacking off/getting resisted alot then it'll be close time wise. With 2 RNG I'm sure it will die in time, 4 legs will just be slow progress.
If damage is still an issue I can tank it as DRK/nin with scythe. I've tanked omega multiple times before on DRK, always with 10+ people though. It's easy as long as your RDM and BRD keep slow & elegy up the majority of the time. Some scheduled stuns from BLM(s) can help it along further aswell. If we do scheduled stuns then running out of shadows is not an issue. DRK over other DD/nin because it can use Soul Eater + Last Resort + spells to get hate back if hate reset occurs. I already have my homam, so it's not gimp geared.
All my gearsets except full Enmity & WS cap the -recast reduction at -50% fulltime when double march is on. My enmity gearset has +45, +4 from merits makes it 1 from cap, which is what I would use right after a hate reset. The gear to mention is the lack of a Velocious Belt, and having Ace's to help with acc(likely using pizza aswell) and Ares to help with MP(no ballad).
Though... are Gunpods resistant to physical damage? I've never used melee on them & I always have the Ranger I usually have pulling the pod's damage filtered out.
This post has been edited by Aguaa: 25 April 2010 - 09:28 AM