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Thread: Amador Keep

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    Amador Keep

    With the billion of searches that come up for Amador I just want to know of there is really a gear check for this instance or are people just wanting gear checks form speed runs? Thanks
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    Demon Wall requires some amount of gear for your damage dealers (but we're talking level 50-55 weapons, at most), but that's really it. Anything beyond that that people ask for is just intended to make the run go quicker/smoother.
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    In my opinion it is not a gear check. But your tank has to be on the ball for first boss. Your dps have to be on the ball for second and third boss. You want people geared in case they suck a bit.

    I don't think this applies to me but me as a white mage and my brother as a paladin queued up for this instance all the time. We got some super geared dps and some not so geared dps. The amount of success went up with geared players but because they were more experienced in the dungeon. If we got not so geared dps who were new and were on the ball then runs went just as smooth.

    If the whole party is not geared and there is someone who continually drops the ball then yeah you are not going to succeed.
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    The second boss is a DPS check. Other than that, it doesn't matter much.
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    DPS has to be on the ball for first boss as well. Else they will never be quick enough to either burn the boss or quick enough to burn through the adds. Being geared AND experienced definitely helps with efficiency of an AK run and less chance of wiping. I remembered when I just started AK with less than satisfactory gear. I learned my lesson from that date and the cussing I received. But I learned that getting the gear makes a worlds difference not only for yourself but for your teammates as well. You really shouldn't have to be carried through dungeons because you are lazy to acquire what is needed. People get yourself some DL pieces from CM before running to AK please (Its mind-numbingly easy enough, and at least a Primal weapon or use your GC weapon.)

    Second boss is a DPS race, so that further requires for DPS to be geared else you lose all the safe zone to stand. Third boss is a DPS race to some extent but the tank definitely needs to know what he or she is doing, but honestly I've never seen any group slow enough to lose all their columns to hide behind from Imminent Catastrophe.
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    Last edited by xXHalloweenTrixXx; 10-09-2013 at 01:44 AM.

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    Yuko Skydancer
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyniwins View Post
    With the billion of searches that come up for Amador I just want to know of there is really a gear check for this instance or are people just wanting gear checks form speed runs? Thanks

    Not a significant gear check, no. You at least need your lvl 50 GC weapon, a DL weapon from WP or a Primal weapon (Ifrit is fine). Other than that, it helps to have at least a couple pieces from WP.

    Mainly the 2nd boss is a DPS/intelligence level test. If your DPS doesn't know how to do their job well and can't react quickly, then you will fail. Fortunately, the pattern of purple goo (bad stuff) is pretty simple: middle, sides, middle, sides. After that the boss will use a "repel" skill and knock everyone back in the direction directly opposite of where they are facing. So if you're facing at an angle at all (if you have the auto-facing option turned on in Character options), you will fly off the sides to your death. The only real challenge is the bee spawn, but that can be dealt with with a LB and a tank that's on the ball.
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    Just need an ifrit weapon or grand company weapon with proper up to date jewelry (fairly cheap)
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    People tend to forget that you need to finish AK to get the GC weapon at 50. What I did was farming Ifrit till I get the claws to run it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXHalloweenTrixXx View Post
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    You can't get your grand company weapon until you finish this dungeon at least once I believe. I think its needed for the last promotion of your grand company. You are not being carried if you have ilvl 50 gear as long as you pay attention and know what you're doing. You're only being carried if you AFK for the dungeon or are dead for the boss fights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon8or View Post
    People tend to forget that you need to finish AK to get the GC weapon at 50. What I did was farming Ifrit till I get the claws to run it.
    See that's where I'm at. I nought a second champions lance to work with until I get there but everyone mentionsneeding the level 50 GC weapon but that requires finishing AK.

    Thanks for the input. I will try it out and see. I feel I'm decent at my rotation to get buy.

    Cheers
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