Final Fantasy XI (FFXI) Ballista

Dr. Dre: Cool Title Name Here

—Written by Drekien

It’s been a while since I’ve done a write-up. Yea I’ve been busy… Sure I’ve had better things to than write pointless blog entries. Well honestly I’ve been reading V’s so much that it has kinda dawned upon me that I once said that I wanted to share something with the world in the name of Ballista. What’s there to say? We have a lot of new members and NA transfers coming in. That’s cool. 60 cap is going pretty strong here on Lakshmi. That’s nice. I’m poor, and everyone loves using rabbit pies. FUCK THAT SHIT…

In these past few weeks/months of slowly returning to the game I’ve realized that the OM (Official matches – for you dummies) are becoming less enjoyable. It’s not just because people richer than me are able to exploit the game, nor is it the fact that they can spam items to their advantage in Jugner and Meriphataud. My real beef is that people are becoming less motivated to compete in an OM. Why? Who the fuck knows… I wish I did. But one thing’s for sure, I’ve noticed that when the going gets tough, folks are heavily inclined just to ‘give up’. It’s pretty pathetic if you ask me. I wish I could name and list all the times this has happened, but it’s just not that important for me to remember.

Enough of the BS. The real point of me writing here and now is to express the love and compassion I have for my favorite job: Samurai. As with all samurai, and Ballista players alike, one should have their merits maxed out. With the new update, Ballistars can max out up to 4 combat categories up to Lv7 skill (+14 ATT/ACC) and 1 up to Lv4 skill (+8 ATT/ACC overall). If it wasn’t obvious enough, my choices for samurai merits would be max: Polearm, Great Katana, and Archery. This leaves the last 11 combat points open for other jobs or w/e else would seem necessary. Maybe max Evasion thrown in the mix leaving a max for another skill, or dual swords and Spirits Within like its 2004.

Besides that, Samurai combat merits are pretty straightforward. So are the other categories, Max HP, and whatever MP to compensate using Cassie earring, or Intruder. Max STR, and leftover for DEX or VIT. Max Crit hit rate. Blah blah blah……

Equipment wise, well Samurai needs a lot of STR. A loooooooooooooooooooooot of STR. I wanna compile an equipment list like V did for WAR, but there’s a lot of stuff I can think of. A lot can be done with SAM just like WAR. Defensive builds, evasion builds, pure power STR and attacking builds. It all depends on what you wanna do. My next entry will definitely include it, best believe. In any case, I got the whole summer to BS until my summer class. A lot of free time is a lot of ballista time. Peeps better get ready because our roster is filling up again, and JPs better buckle up for when we start dominating again.
Pzout mfers.

15 responses

  1. V

    No… Just. No.

    May 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm

  2. DreTheBoss

    no what?

    May 26, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    • V

      Dont hate.

      May 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

  3. DreTheBoss

    ur retarded

    May 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    • V

      Anyway, yea, just want to add that Lamia Kaman is better than Lightning Bow for SAM.

      May 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm

  4. DreTheBoss

    no one asked u, betch

    May 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    • V

      Evasion merits are definitely useful because they’re able to help every job you play. Despite that it’s only a miniscule bonus, it can make a significant different against ranged attacks, especially those from WAR and DRK.

      May 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm

  5. DreTheBoss

    ty. ur input is appreciated

    May 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm

  6. interesting! I’m doing merits for monk now as this charactor has done nothing since 07 and had almost no merits. Any input would be helpful. thanks

    May 26, 2011 at 10:39 pm

  7. Aya

    ! Told v i’d post on this site, tada! <3

    May 29, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    • V

      What the

      May 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm

  8. DreTheBoss


    May 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    • V

      New post, please.

      June 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm

  9. DreTheBoss

    ur turn nigga

    June 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    • V

      nigga plz

      June 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm

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