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SMN Notes and Other Stuff


Preface

Greetings. This is a short primer on utilizing and gearing SMN for endgame, intended primarily for novices and fellow LS members interested in my experiences.
I have no intents on publishing this article as a guide, and given the lack of HQ SMN items available on our server, most of the gear choices herein will be of the budget and accessible variety, rather than best-in-slot choices.
For more comprehensive and authoritative resources on being a better SMN, try here.

NOTE: This article assumes the reader is comfortable with using Gearswap. I personally use a modified version of Pergatory's SMN Lua.

Getting Started

As a new level 99 SMN, I recommend focusing your efforts on the following:

  1. Obtain an Arasy Sachet or Seraphicaller and work towards your 100 JP gift to equip a Sancus Sachet
  2. Create a perpetuation set to offset your avatar's constant MP drain/upkeep
  3. Create Blood Pact (BP) sets to improve your avatar's maximum damage per offensive ability
  4. Create a BP delay set to improve the frequency that you can perform Blood Pacts
  5. Obtain the 1200 JP Gift and eventually reach Master SMN

Perpetuation Set

Most gearswap files will have a separate set for idling with and without your avatar.
This set is for the former, and the goal here is to reach the perpetuation cost cap of -14 MP/tic first and foremost. Once you have reached the cap, avatars will cost at most 1 MP/tic, even with Avatar's Favor up, so your Auto Refresh will easily cover that.

  1. Reach the cap of -14 avatar perpetuation cost in pet idle set
  2. Obtain a Caller's Pendant to grant your avatar free TP while standing around
  3. Fill the remaining slots on Refresh or defense stats afterward.
    • Note that Avatar's Favor effects are tiered off based on total skill and Favor+ gear.
Gridarvor  
Gridarvor icon.pngGridarvor description.png Irenic Strap icon.pngIrenic Strap description.png 32x32.png Arasy Sachet icon.pngArasy Sachet description.png
Beckoner's Horn +1 icon.pngBeckoner's Horn +1 description.png Caller's Pendant icon.pngCaller's Pendant description.png Hearty Earring icon.pngHearty Earring description.png Eabani Earring icon.pngEabani Earring description.png
Shomonjijoe icon.pngShomonjijoe description.png Asteria Mitts icon.pngAsteria Mitts description.png Evoker's Ring icon.pngEvoker's Ring description.png Defending Ring icon.pngDefending Ring description.png
Campestres's Cape icon.pngCampestres's Cape description.png Carrier's Sash icon.pngCarrier's Sash description.png Assiduity Pants icon.pngAssiduity Pants description.png Apogee Pumps icon.pngApogee Pumps description.png
  Possible Start
Nirvana  
Nirvana (Level 119) icon.pngNirvana (Level 119) description.png Oneiros Grip icon.pngOneiros Grip description.png 32x32.png Seraphicaller icon.pngSeraphicaller description.png
Con. Horn +1 icon.pngCon. Horn +1 description.png Caller's Pendant icon.pngCaller's Pendant description.png Evans Earring icon.pngEvans Earring description.png Moonshade Earring icon.pngMoonshade Earring description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Apogee Dalmatica icon.pngApogee Dalmatica description.png Asteria Mitts icon.pngAsteria Mitts description.png Evoker's Ring icon.pngEvoker's Ring description.png Stikini Ring +1 icon.pngStikini Ring +1 description.png
Campestres's Cape icon.pngCampestres's Cape description.png Isa Belt icon.pngIsa Belt description.png Assid. Pants +1 icon.pngAssid. Pants +1 description.png Baayami Sabots icon.pngBaayami Sabots description.png
  Alternative Start

Once you have the "Superior 2" Gift at 100 JP, you will want to switch to a Sancus Sachet as soon as possible.
I have purposely excluded augments from the items above in the event obtaining multiple Apogee pieces is out of the question for the sets below.
Most of the pieces listed above and hereafter are interchangeable with their NQ and HQ variants. Customize your set based on available gear.

Blood Pact Sets

Blood Pacts are generally categorized as either physical or magical damage, with the exception that Ifrit's Burning Strike and Flaming Crush are considered hybrid damage.
In the event you have a Nirvana and HQ Apogee pieces at hand, see Pergatory's LUA file above on gear choices while Garland's Aftermath is up.
  1. For physical BPs, you will want stats such as BP Damage, Accuracy, Attack, and Pet: Double Attack.
  2. For magical BPs, you will want BP Damage, Magic Attack, and perhaps Pet: TP Bonus. Avatars seem to have naturally high magic accuracy for their associated element
  3. For hybrid BPs, there is usually a mixture of physical and magical BP stats, with a heavy emphasis on the magical end.
Physical BP  
Gridarvor icon.pngGridarvor description.png Elan Strap icon.pngElan Strap description.png 32x32.png Sancus Sachet icon.pngSancus Sachet description.png
Apogee Crown icon.pngApogee Crown description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Empath Necklace icon.pngEmpath Necklace description.png Esper Earring icon.pngEsper Earring description.png Gelos Earring icon.pngGelos Earring description.png
Apogee Dalmatica icon.pngApogee Dalmatica description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Apogee Mitts icon.pngApogee Mitts description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Varar Ring icon.pngVarar Ring description.png Varar Ring icon.pngVarar Ring description.png
Campestres's Cape icon.pngCampestres's Cape description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Klouskap Sash icon.pngKlouskap Sash description.png Apogee Slacks icon.pngApogee Slacks description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Apogee Pumps icon.pngApogee Pumps description.png
Augment-Icon.png
  Budget Path
Physical BP  
Gridarvor icon.pngGridarvor description.png Elan Strap icon.pngElan Strap description.png 32x32.png Sancus Sachet icon.pngSancus Sachet description.png
Apogee Crown icon.pngApogee Crown description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Shulmanu Collar icon.pngShulmanu Collar description.png Esper Earring icon.pngEsper Earring description.png Gelos Earring icon.pngGelos Earring description.png
Con. Doublet +2 icon.pngCon. Doublet +2 description.png Merlinic Dastanas icon.pngMerlinic Dastanas description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Varar Ring icon.pngVarar Ring description.png Varar Ring icon.pngVarar Ring description.png
Campestres's Cape icon.pngCampestres's Cape description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Incarnation Sash icon.pngIncarnation Sash description.png Apogee Slacks icon.pngApogee Slacks description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Apogee Pumps icon.pngApogee Pumps description.png
Augment-Icon.png
  Multiple Apogee
Physical BP  
Nirvana (Level 119) icon.pngNirvana (Level 119) description.png link=Elan_Strap_%2B1link=Elan_Strap_%2B1 32x32.png Sancus Sachet +1 icon.pngSancus Sachet +1 description.png
Helios Band icon.pngHelios Band description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Smn. Collar +2 icon.pngSmn. Collar +2 description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Lugalbanda Earring icon.pngLugalbanda Earring description.png Gelos Earring icon.pngGelos Earring description.png
Con. Doublet +3 icon.pngCon. Doublet +3 description.png Merlinic Dastanas icon.pngMerlinic Dastanas description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Varar Ring +1 icon.pngVarar Ring +1 description.png Varar Ring +1 icon.pngVarar Ring +1 description.png
Campestres's Cape icon.pngCampestres's Cape description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Incarnation Sash icon.pngIncarnation Sash description.png Apogee Slacks +1 icon.pngApogee Slacks +1 description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Helios Boots icon.pngHelios Boots description.png
Augment-Icon.png
  Helios Route

Other Notable Items

Magical BP  
Espiritus icon.pngEspiritus description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Elan Strap icon.pngElan Strap description.png 32x32.png Sancus Sachet icon.pngSancus Sachet description.png
Apogee Crown icon.pngApogee Crown description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Deino Collar icon.pngDeino Collar description.png Esper Earring icon.pngEsper Earring description.png Gelos Earring icon.pngGelos Earring description.png
Apogee Dalmatica icon.pngApogee Dalmatica description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Apogee Mitts icon.pngApogee Mitts description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Varar Ring icon.pngVarar Ring description.png Varar Ring icon.pngVarar Ring description.png
Campestres's Cape icon.pngCampestres's Cape description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Incarnation Sash icon.pngIncarnation Sash description.png Apogee Slacks icon.pngApogee Slacks description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Apogee Pumps icon.pngApogee Pumps description.png
Augment-Icon.png
  Budget Path
Magical BP  
Espiritus icon.pngEspiritus description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Elan Strap icon.pngElan Strap description.png 32x32.png Sancus Sachet icon.pngSancus Sachet description.png
Apogee Crown icon.pngApogee Crown description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Adad Amulet icon.pngAdad Amulet description.png Esper Earring icon.pngEsper Earring description.png Gelos Earring icon.pngGelos Earring description.png
Apogee Dalmatica icon.pngApogee Dalmatica description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Merlinic Dastanas icon.pngMerlinic Dastanas description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Varar Ring icon.pngVarar Ring description.png Varar Ring icon.pngVarar Ring description.png
Campestres's Cape icon.pngCampestres's Cape description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Incarnation Sash icon.pngIncarnation Sash description.png Enticer's Pants icon.pngEnticer's Pants description.png Apogee Pumps icon.pngApogee Pumps description.png
Augment-Icon.png
  Multiple Apogee
Magical BP  
Grioavolr icon.pngGrioavolr description.png
Augment-Icon.png
link=Elan_Strap_%2B1link=Elan_Strap_%2B1 32x32.png Sancus Sachet +1 icon.pngSancus Sachet +1 description.png
Apogee Crown +1 icon.pngApogee Crown +1 description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Smn. Collar +2 icon.pngSmn. Collar +2 description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Lugalbanda Earring icon.pngLugalbanda Earring description.png Gelos Earring icon.pngGelos Earring description.png
Apogee Dalmatica icon.pngApogee Dalmatica description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Merlinic Dastanas icon.pngMerlinic Dastanas description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Varar Ring +1 icon.pngVarar Ring +1 description.png Varar Ring +1 icon.pngVarar Ring +1 description.png
Campestres's Cape icon.pngCampestres's Cape description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Regal Belt icon.pngRegal Belt description.png Enticer's Pants icon.pngEnticer's Pants description.png Apogee Pumps +1 icon.pngApogee Pumps +1 description.png
Augment-Icon.png
  Grioavolr

Other Notable Items

Hybrid BP  
Espiritus icon.pngEspiritus description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Elan Strap icon.pngElan Strap description.png 32x32.png Sancus Sachet icon.pngSancus Sachet description.png
Apogee Crown icon.pngApogee Crown description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Adad Amulet icon.pngAdad Amulet description.png Esper Earring icon.pngEsper Earring description.png Gelos Earring icon.pngGelos Earring description.png
Con. Doublet +2 icon.pngCon. Doublet +2 description.png Merlinic Dastanas icon.pngMerlinic Dastanas description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Varar Ring icon.pngVarar Ring description.png Varar Ring icon.pngVarar Ring description.png
Campestres's Cape icon.pngCampestres's Cape description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Incarnation Sash icon.pngIncarnation Sash description.png Apogee Slacks icon.pngApogee Slacks description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Apogee Pumps icon.pngApogee Pumps description.png
Augment-Icon.png
  Multiple Apogee
Hybrid BP  
Grioavolr icon.pngGrioavolr description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Elan Strap icon.pngElan Strap description.png 32x32.png Sancus Sachet icon.pngSancus Sachet description.png
Apogee Crown icon.pngApogee Crown description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Adad Amulet icon.pngAdad Amulet description.png Lugalbanda Earring icon.pngLugalbanda Earring description.png Gelos Earring icon.pngGelos Earring description.png
Con. Doublet +2 icon.pngCon. Doublet +2 description.png Merlinic Dastanas icon.pngMerlinic Dastanas description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Varar Ring icon.pngVarar Ring description.png Varar Ring icon.pngVarar Ring description.png
Campestres's Cape icon.pngCampestres's Cape description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Incarnation Sash icon.pngIncarnation Sash description.png Apogee Slacks icon.pngApogee Slacks description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Apogee Pumps icon.pngApogee Pumps description.png
Augment-Icon.png
  Grioavolr
Hybrid BP  
Nirvana (Level 119) icon.pngNirvana (Level 119) description.png link=Elan_Strap_%2B1link=Elan_Strap_%2B1 32x32.png Sancus Sachet +1 icon.pngSancus Sachet +1 description.png
Apogee Crown +1 icon.pngApogee Crown +1 description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Smn. Collar +2 icon.pngSmn. Collar +2 description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Lugalbanda Earring icon.pngLugalbanda Earring description.png Gelos Earring icon.pngGelos Earring description.png
Con. Doublet +3 icon.pngCon. Doublet +3 description.png Merlinic Dastanas icon.pngMerlinic Dastanas description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Varar Ring +1 icon.pngVarar Ring +1 description.png Varar Ring +1 icon.pngVarar Ring +1 description.png
Campestres's Cape icon.pngCampestres's Cape description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Regal Belt icon.pngRegal Belt description.png Apogee Slacks +1 icon.pngApogee Slacks +1 description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Apogee Pumps +1 icon.pngApogee Pumps +1 description.png
Augment-Icon.png
  Nirvana

Other Notable Items

The budget path above is primarily designed around a single JSE cape and Apogee set.
It takes a well-augmented Grioavolr to pull ahead of a Path A Espiritus, so consider skipping this step if Oseem augments are a problem.
Do not fret if you are missing the Omen/Vagary accessories; the bulk of your avatar's damage comes from your armor and weapon choices.

BP Delay Reduction Gear

Blood Pact delays have a combined cap of -30 seconds from player gear and gifts, and no more than -15 seconds can be applied per delay tier.
Once you have obtained the 500 JP (Superior 3) gift, the HQ Sancus Sachet and Baayami Attire Set can help you reach the BP delay cap while providing copious amounts of Summoning Magic Skill.
An Espiritus can provide additional BP delay II if you do not mind potentially losing TP on swapping weapons.

  1. Reach the cap of -30 seconds through gear and JP gifts
  2. Fill remaining slots with Summoning Skill and Favor+ gear to improve Avatar's Favor tier


NOTE: Depending on your gearswap file, your BP delay set may be listed as a precast or midcast set.
The delay set should equip as soon as a BP command is sent, and similarly, your BP damage sets should equip once your avatar begins its BP animation.

-18 BP delay  
32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png Eminent Sachet icon.pngEminent Sachet description.png
Beckoner's Horn icon.pngBeckoner's Horn description.png 32x32.png Evans Earring icon.pngEvans Earring description.png 32x32.png
Shomonjijoe icon.pngShomonjijoe description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
32x32.png 32x32.png Glyphic Spats +1 icon.pngGlyphic Spats +1 description.png 32x32.png
  0 Job Points
-26 BP delay  
32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png Sancus Sachet icon.pngSancus Sachet description.png
Beckoner's Horn +1 icon.pngBeckoner's Horn +1 description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
Con. Doublet +2 icon.pngCon. Doublet +2 description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
32x32.png 32x32.png Glyphic Spats +1 icon.pngGlyphic Spats +1 description.png 32x32.png
  100 Job Points
-26 BP delay  
32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png Sancus Sachet icon.pngSancus Sachet description.png
Beckoner's Horn +1 icon.pngBeckoner's Horn +1 description.png 32x32.png Evans Earring icon.pngEvans Earring description.png 32x32.png
32x32.png Baayami Cuffs icon.pngBaayami Cuffs description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
32x32.png 32x32.png Baayami Slops icon.pngBaayami Slops description.png 32x32.png
  500 Job Points
-30 BP delay  
32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png Sancus Sachet icon.pngSancus Sachet description.png
Beckoner's Horn +1 icon.pngBeckoner's Horn +1 description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
Con. Doublet +3 icon.pngCon. Doublet +3 description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
  1200 Job Points
-30 BP delay  
32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png Sancus Sachet +1 icon.pngSancus Sachet +1 description.png
Beckoner's Horn +1 icon.pngBeckoner's Horn +1 description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
32x32.png Baayami Cuffs icon.pngBaayami Cuffs description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
32x32.png 32x32.png Baayami Slops icon.pngBaayami Slops description.png 32x32.png
  1200 Job Points


SMN at a Glance

Here is where I attempt to answer questions and grossly generalize SMN at the same time:

Skillchains and Magic Bursts

Physical and Hybrid BPs are analogous to player WSs and each have their own skillchain properties.
Magic BPs are analogous to player spells and can be used in a magic burst.
In general, there is a short delay between using a BP command when the BP is executed, so time your BPs accordingly.

Solo Skillchain Examples
Opening WS Closing WS Skillchain Magic Burst1
Gravitation SC Icon.png/Induration SC Icon.png Shattersoul Merit Fusion SC Icon.png/Reverberation SC Icon.png Flaming Crush Ifrit GUI.png Fragmentation SC Icon.png Fragmentation
Fusion SC Icon.png/Reverberation SC Icon.png Garland of Bliss Mythic Gravitation SC Icon.png/Induration SC Icon.png Mountain Buster Titan GUI.png Gravitation SC Icon.png Gravitation Earth-SMN-Icon.gifCrag Throw Merit Titan GUI.png
Liquefaction SC Icon.png/Impaction SC Icon.png Full Swing Impaction SC Icon.png Burning Strike Ifrit GUI.png Fusion SC Icon.png Fusion Fire-SMN-Icon.gifConflag Strike Ifrit GUI.png
Fusion SC Icon.png/Reverberation SC Icon.png Garland of Bliss Mythic Fragmentation SC Icon.png/Scission SC Icon.png Predator Claws Garuda GUI.png Light SC Icon.png Light Wind-SMN-Icon.gifWind Blade Merit Garuda GUI.png
Fusion SC Icon.png/Reverberation SC Icon.png Garland of Bliss Mythic Fragmentation SC Icon.png/Scission SC Icon.png Volt Strike Ramuh GUI.png Light SC Icon.png Light Thunder-SMN-Icon.gifThunderstorm Merit Ramuh GUI.png
Gravitation SC Icon.png/Induration SC Icon.png Shattersoul Merit Distortion SC Icon.png/Detonation SC Icon.png Spinning Dive Leviathan GUI.png Dark SC Icon.png Darkness Water-SMN-Icon.gifGrand Fall Merit Leviathan GUI.png
Gravitation SC Icon.png/Induration SC Icon.png Shattersoul Merit Distortion SC Icon.png/Scission SC Icon.png Rush Shiva GUI.png Dark SC Icon.png Darkness Ice-SMN-Icon.gifHeavenly Strike Merit Shiva GUI.png
Weapon Skill #1 Weapon Skill #2 Skillchain #1 Weapon Skill #3 Skillchain #2
Gravitation SC Icon.png/Induration SC Icon.png Shattersoul Merit Fusion SC Icon.png/Reverberation SC Icon.png Flaming Crush Ifrit GUI.png Fragmentation SC Icon.png Fragmentation Fusion SC Icon.png/Reverberation SC Icon.png Flaming Crush1 Ifrit GUI.png Light SC Icon.png Light

1 Requires Apogee to BP twice in a row

Avatar Skillchain Examples
Opening WS Closing WS Skillchain Magic Burst
Fragmentation SC Icon.png/Scission SC Icon.png Volt Strike Ramuh GUI.png Fusion SC Icon.png/Reverberation SC Icon.png Flaming Crush Ifrit GUI.png Light SC Icon.png Light Thunder-SMN-Icon.gifThunderstorm Merit Ramuh GUI.png
Distortion SC Icon.png/Detonation SC Icon.png Spinning Dive Leviathan GUI.png Gravitation SC Icon.png/Scission SC Icon.png Eclipse Bite Fenrir GUI.png Dark SC Icon.png Darkness Water-SMN-Icon.gifGrand Fall Merit Leviathan GUI.png

BP Reference

A summary of useful BPs I have encountered for solo and group play. This list is not exhaustive.

I really need to...
Blood Pact: Rage Blood Pact: Ward Potential Uses
Cleave targets

Thunder-SMN-Icon.gifThunderspark Ramuh GUI.png
Light-SMN-Icon.gifLevel ? Holy Cait Sith GUI.png

Vagary
Salvage Farming
Colonization Reives
Incursion

Curb enemy offense

Water-SMN-Icon.gifTidal Roar Leviathan GUI.png
Light-SMN-Icon.gifMewing Lullaby Cait Sith GUI.png
Light-SMN-Icon.gifEerie Eye Cait Sith GUI.png

Water-SMN-Icon.gifLower enemies' attack
Light-SMN-Icon.gifLower enemies' TP
Light-SMN-Icon.gifInflicts Silence and Amnesia

Buff party's offense

Fire-SMN-Icon.gifCrimson Howl Ifrit GUI.png
Fire-SMN-Icon.gifInferno Howl Ifrit GUI.png
Thunder-SMN-Icon.gifRolling Thunder Ramuh GUI.png
Wind-SMN-Icon.gifHastega II Garuda GUI.png
Ice-SMN-Icon.gifCrystal Blessing Shiva GUI.png
Dark-SMN-Icon.gifDream Shroud Diabolos GUI.png

Fire-SMN-Icon.gifAttack Bonus
Fire-SMN-Icon.gifEnfire
Thunder-SMN-Icon.gifEnthunder
Wind-SMN-Icon.gifHaste II
Ice-SMN-Icon.gifTP Bonus
Dark-SMN-Icon.gif Magic Attack Bonus

Buff party's defense

Earth-SMN-Icon.gifEarthen Armor Titan GUI.png
Earth-SMN-Icon.gifEarthen Ward Titan GUI.png
Light-SMN-Icon.gifPerfect Defense Alexander GUI.png 2
Ice-SMN-Icon.gifFrost Armor Shiva GUI.png
Light-SMN-Icon.gifShining Ruby Carbuncle GUI.png
Dark-SMN-Icon.gifDream Shroud Diabolos GUI.png

Earth-SMN-Icon.gifDamage mitigation
Earth-SMN-Icon.gifStoneskin
Light-SMN-Icon.gifDamage reduction
Ice-SMN-Icon.gifIce Spikes
Light-SMN-Icon.gifDefense+10%, MDT
Dark-SMN-Icon.gif Magic Defense Bonus

Dispel enemy buffs

Dark-SMN-Icon.gifLunar Roar Fenrir GUI.png
Dark-SMN-Icon.gifPavor Nocturnus Diabolos GUI.png

Yggdreants or Belladonna's
Glassy Gorger

Sleep nearby enemies

Dark-SMN-Icon.gifNightmare Diabolos GUI.png
Ice-SMN-Icon.gifSleepga Shiva GUI.png

Warder of Love
Omen
Dynamis - Divergence

Stun the enemy

Fragmentation SC Icon.png/Scission SC Icon.png Volt Strike Ramuh GUI.png
Fragmentation SC Icon.png/Transfixion SC Icon.png Chaotic Strike Ramuh GUI.png

Thunder-SMN-Icon.gifShock Squall Ramuh GUI.png

Helps Gessho tank CP mobs.

Heal my party

Water-SMN-Icon.gifSpring Water Leviathan GUI.png
Wind-SMN-Icon.gifWhispering Wind Garuda GUI.png
Light-SMN-Icon.gifHealing Ruby II Carbuncle GUI.png

Self-explanatory.

Remove status ailments

Water-SMN-Icon.gifSpring Water Leviathan GUI.png
Light-SMN-Icon.gifSoothing Ruby Carbuncle GUI.png

Self-explanatory.

Run really fast

Wind-SMN-Icon.gifFleet Wind Garuda GUI.png

Self-explanatory.

Give party member Reraise

Light-SMN-Icon.gifReraise II Cait Sith GUI.png

Self-explanatory.


2 Requires Astral Flow to activate BP

Conduit Zerg

Given the large amount of pet stats gained from SMN gifts and JP categories, I highly recommend maxing the Astral Flow/Astral Conduit effects and acquiring all the physical BP related stats (1710+ JP) prior to attempting a conduit zerg.
Secondly, if you are using Gearswap, ensure that you are not accidentally swapping into a precast or aftercast set during Astral Conduit.
At the time of this writing, Pergatory's LUA will equip an idle set following conduit BPs and assumes the user will stagger BPs approximately 1.25 seconds apart.
If this proves inconvenient, you may opt to equip your BP set and //gs disable all during Astral Conduit [or] add code to disable his idle() function calls while conduit is up.

Generic Conduit Zerg Algorithm

  1. Receive pre-fight buffs
  2. Activate Avatar's Favor
  3. If using 119 Nirvana, build 3000 TP and gain AM3 on fodder
  4. Pop NM
  5. Wait for GEO bubbles and offensive spells/JAs
  6. Hit Astral Flow
  7. Apogee, then BP (x2)
  8. Reset Apogee via COR JAs and/or Super Revitalizer if in Escha zone
  9. Repeat Apogee step
  10. Hit Astral Conduit
  11. Spam BPs
  12. Receive Mana Powder / Mana Mist during Astral Conduit from back line jobs if in Escha zone
Job Summary
Blood Pact SMN Food Entrust Geo-Spell Indi-Spell Offensive spells COR Roll #1 COR Roll #2 RUN JAs BRD Songs

Volt Strike Ramuh GUI.png
Predator Claws Garuda GUI.png

Shiromochi icon.png, or Akamochi icon.png Indi-Torpor Geo-Frailty Defensive spell or Indi-Refresh Dia II + Impact Beast Roll Drachen Roll Odyllic Subterfuge Ballads
Flaming Crush Ifrit GUI.png
Marine Stewpot icon.png, Shiromochi icon.png, or Akamochi icon.png Indi-Frailty Geo-Malaise Indi-Torpor or Indi-Languor Dia II + Impact Beast Roll Puppet Roll

Rayke +
Gambit +
Odyllic Subterfuge

Ballads + Fire Threnody

Meteor Strike Ifrit GUI.png

Marine Stewpot icon.png, Rolan. Daifuku icon.png, or Grape Daifuku icon.png, Indi-Languor Geo-Malaise Defensive spell or Indi-Refresh Impact Puppet Roll Companion's Roll

Rayke +
Gambit +
Odyllic Subterfuge

Ballads + Fire Threnody

Impact, Odyllic Subterfuge, and Refresh effects may be omitted based on NM and groups' comfort zone.

Final Notes
In general, I would avoid using Convert during Astral Conduit if possible. Meteor Strike can be used from approximately 15 yalms away.
Some NMs may require additional jobs and deviance from what I have listed above (e.g. skip Impact for Vinipata if using physical BPs).
Ultimately, tailor your strategy based on your enemy and party members.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Pergatory of Asura for providing constructive feedback and all the SMNs on the FFXIAH.com forums for sharing their knowledge.

Also thanks to the following BG mods for having nice guides and user pages to learn (read: steal) wiki markup from:

  1. Spicyryan
  2. Funkworkz
  3. FaeQueenCory

Other Stuff

So you are probably wondering where the other stuff is.
Well, it is on the back burner as I collect suggestions from my LS.
I am going back to lurking now.
Hi, Mittens! (◕ᴥ◕)



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