Some ideas for some new farming spots and strats not mentioned in other places/guides:
Alpha Weredragon: (2,415,000 gold/run)
You will need a backlash setup for this, which means you'll need to run 250 MAINSTAT/END/CHA. The best method is to use the doomlight FSB, alongside Angra Linnorm and Dread Fiend of Nulgath in Backlash mode. The setup:
Armor: Doomlight Shadowspark armor (I have the energy version, but the dark version will work here too)
Weapon: Doomlight Shadowspark Armaments
Shield: Doomlight Shadowspark Shield
Guest: Dread Fiend of Nulgath (Void Reflection) / Essence of Courage (Rampant)
Pet: Angra Linnorm
You can do this as a Warrior and Essence of Courage, but having INT with dread fiend will be better in this case since INT refills every battle while SP needs to be earned through battles/items. CHA and END are however absolutely essential for this due to the high HP that weredragon has. The only thing you'll have to do is occasionally attack when Weredragon doesn't paralyze you or when you occasionally go first. Otherwise you can pretty much sit back and watch the battle play itself out as it chain stuns you. This will usually end the battle within 1-3 turns depending on the backlash effect saves.
Fruitcakezard: (1,803,000 gold/run)
This setup works with either Pure Builds (250 MAIN/DEX/LUK) or other types.
Armor: Paladin (FD lean)
Weapon: Divine Kusanagi Sword (Doomlight Shadowspark Armament if you have it. A passively regening weapon or a weapon that can heal you in general is also nice to have if you don't have either)
Shield: Morningstar Builwark (Doomlight Shadowspark Shield if you have it)
Guest: Essence of Courage (Rampant)
Pet: Angra Linnorm
Mighty Shadow Gogg:
This setup is slightly risky. You need to not get celerity'd and you need the special to go off. Thusly you need 250 LUK for this along with Ambush to minimize this chance from occuring, although you can still lose initiative (and perhaps even die). But what really matters is that you get the -50 END off.
Armor: Decimator/Shinyaro (Decimator is best here because it's a 5 hit skill which means more sustain from DL)
Weapon: Haunted Dragonlord's Might
Shield: Chieftain's Ironthorn/Valiant Hero
Guest: Essence of Courage (Dunamis is better here)
Pet: Angra Linnorm (Dunamis is better here)
Misc: Something that boosts your chances of getting the -50 END off, though it's not necessary (but better for consistency). And an SP refill item in case you run out of SP.
When you have the chance to attack, ideally going first, use the decimate skill for a 1HKO. Again risky but if you go first and the special goes off, then you'll have done an instant kill. The combo with DL and Decimator will completely refund your skill so you don't have to go back to town to heal.
< Message edited by PD -- 4/8/2021 1:03:41 >