Best place to grind for ABP? SPOILERS

#1NaridarPosted 9/30/2009 6:26:26 AM
Hi everyone! I just got the point where I defeated Halicarnassus in the void and I'm stuck at the next boss (one that casts gigaflare, can't remember his name). So I decided to grind a bit to master a few more jobs and to level a bit (though ABP is more important than XP). My question is: where can I get the most ABP? I'm Lv42-44, decent equipment and have everything unlocked save for the bonus dungeons.

The best places I've found so far:
The void (castle part)
Ishtory falls

Is there any other good grinding point?
#2ao_bomberPosted 9/30/2009 6:51:32 AM
The statues in Castle Bal's basement. They hit fairly hard, even at your level, but are hilariously slow.

They are always instantly killed if you cast L5 Doom/Death on them and usually with L3 Flare. {Recommended for the groups of 5.} {+8ABP}

Or you can have two characters each use a Soft / Gold Needle on the enemies individually and they will suicide in response. You can buy them in Bal and the enemies sometimes drop them (But not often enough to spam using Softs indefinitely). {Recommended for the groups of 2.} {+4ABP}

They drop a lot of gil (About 400-1000 gil per battle) but give crap EXP (About 50EXP per fight). So feel free to (ab)use this.


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#3LBokshaPosted 9/30/2009 9:33:38 AM
Any time you spend on gaining ABP right now is completely wasted since the area directly behind Twintania is easily the best place to gain ABP in the entire game. Just finish that spiky tub of lard off with any instant-death spell while it's charging.
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#4thunderbird006Posted 9/30/2009 9:45:38 AM
coral rings, hastega,best equip.. mighty guard... and holy, do extra damage.. rapid fire and spellblading w/holy works too.

i'm talking about twintania btw.
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#5LBokshaPosted 9/30/2009 11:39:32 AM
Holy deals insane damage to Twintania, however it also causes him to counterattack with Megaflare. Not... nice.
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#6thunderbird006Posted 9/30/2009 12:06:52 PM
which is why i included mighty guard to counter it.. plus tidal wave can be healed w/coral rings..

furthermore, if you like to cast spells.. try equipping sage's staff on the white magic user.. it will increase the power of holy even further.. excalibur may also help in dealing damage.. also like i said spellblading w/holy and rapid firing him, will deal a possible ohko.

you can also try casting the aga spells, while having the magus rod equipped.. also, white robes,circlets,protect rings, and ribbons can increase your magic power even further if needed
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#7silktailPosted 9/30/2009 1:06:55 PM
Note that Twintania also becomes really weak when it's charging up its Giga Flare.
In that short period of time you have a wide selection of effects which can severely hinder it, including Level 5 Death, Graviga, Break, Stop and even Toad until the Giga Flare.

So if it still give you problems, then try playing defensively until it start charging and then hitting it with all those nasty effects.
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#8the_rowanPosted 9/30/2009 1:46:02 PM
Twintania: !Hide or protect+shell on at least one character, don't act offensively at all
When it stores energy for Giga Flare: Break Blade, Death Potion, Odin (from magic lamp if the chance of Gungir worries you), Chaos Cannon will all instant kill it with 100% hit rate
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#9Balthier99Posted 9/30/2009 7:24:53 PM
Movers!
#10Naridar(Topic Creator)Posted 10/3/2009 11:11:39 AM
Killed Twintania with Finishers. When I saw the ABP the battles after him yield, I didn't know what to say. 36 ABP in one battle! Way to go!