Playing a Red Mage efficiently in Final Fantasy XI is a science for itself. While the basic concepts are easy to understand, there is a multitude of tactics and little hints that make the difference between a casual player and a pro-gamer. This guide shares this know-how of long-time veterans to reveal the hidden potential of your RDM:
|Highlights of the Final Fantasy XI Red Mage Guide:
Leveling walkthrough from 1 to 75: Fight at the most rewarding locations and apply Red Mage specific strategies to reach the maximum level in no time. This is a detailed break-down that turns character advancement into child's play.
Making Gil: The FFXI Red Mage guide introduces you to the best farming locations for RDMs and shows you which mobs yield the highest return. Learn how to improve your profit from gathering and become familiar with AH trading methods.
Character creation: Advice on all possible options and recommendations for choosing the right race and nation for your Red Mage are provided in the character creation chapter of the Final Fantasy XI Red Mage handbook.
Job abilities and job traits: The author takes a closer look at the job abilities and traits available to a Red Mage and shows you how to use them. A complete spell list provides a detailed break-down on spells, their stats, effects and how to use them.
Skills: A compact chapter on the value of different skills an RDM can access in Final Fantasy XI.
Sub Jobs: An analysis of all available sub-jobs, advantages of the different recommendations and recommendations on what to choose for which purpose.
Party Know-how: The Final Fantasy XI Red Mage Guide contains several tactics and hints to play a Red Mage in grouped encounters, advising you on which spells to use and how to take advantage of your different abilities.
Solo strategies: The most efficient ways of taking down your opponents on your own, either on a constant fast-paced basis when hunting for experience or monster way above your level when fighting that single, nasty quest mob.
Equipment: Which items to wear in which slots and at which level? The equipment chapter of the FFXI Red Mage Guide answers that question thoroughly. The author also takes a look at elemental staffs and shares his knowledge in regards to their effectiveness.
An Artifact Armor walk-through: Follow the author's detailed instructions how to acquire every single piece of Artifact Armor. From "The Crimson Ordeal" to "Peace for the Spirit" you can count on the Final Fantasy Red Mage manual to provide detailed guidelines.
Relic Gear: The FFXI Red Mage Guide makes you familiar with stats and locations of the Duelist Armor set.
Food: The author lists stats and purpose of different food items, explaining when to take which type of food with you.
Defeating Maat: The Final Fantasy XI Red Mage reference shows you how to prepare properly for this encounter, which armor you should select and what food and other supplies you need to take along. Step-by-step the author takes you through the battle and demonstrates how to take down Maat with ease.
Ballista: Take advantage of Red Mage specific strengths to gain a true advantage in PvP battles. Learn the weaknesses of popular and powerful combos and learn to defeat them with ease.
|"This guide broke down spells into detail, explained what to use and why to use it. Gave a priority list of what spells you want to save for and what spells to get with extra cash laying around! VERY GOOD GUIDE! I would highly suggest this in-depth guide!"|
|- Nicholas O'Neill, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States|
|"A good amount of information about the much overlooked red mage class, I started as a RDM but got put off by other players but with this guide I will have the same level of enthusiasm for the red mage as I did when I first started playing"|
|- Glenn Iredale, Tadley, United Kingdom|
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