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Monk Knight Thief Dragoon

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Run #1: Normal
Knight Berserker Void Samurai

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2019-06-18 05:09:42 Here I go agaaaain on my owwwwwnnnnn. Sadly, Steam FF5 has crapped out on me two Fiestas in a row now, despite randomly working in the offseason. I lost access to an actual PS1, so it's back to emulator (using real media). #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/2SaZJnt9y1
2019-06-18 05:37:52 Got my new Knights, got my gear, and made quick work of Bad Boss Karl. There's a legendary Blade of Bravery somewhere out in this world, and I intend to find it! #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/CKjZqZ0iFm
2019-06-23 17:34:01 Home from work, putting in a little time on the PS1 run. Galuf is... Well, he's a dirty old man who doesn't know how to keep his hands to himself, that's what he is. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/AYIoIhzqIy
2019-06-24 16:32:40 The Knight Watch made short work of Magissa and.... Faltzer? He sounds like Forza's dollar store knock-off. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/dfN24EIHGE
2019-06-24 16:50:11 I almost left this tower without a Y-Burn sighting! And this is likely to be my only run of the year on PS1, with its fabulous professional translation. Forget "Run: Invalid", that would've been "Fiesta: Invalid". #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/wWqxxjpwAx
2019-06-24 17:44:21 Got my Zerkers. This team has got some heavy-hitters. My Knights just learned two-handed, which is great for ol' Zerk. They're just mowing down dudes at the Fire Ship now. The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/9XU1VJbCCL
2019-06-24 18:27:19 Psh. I wasn't worried for a moment. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/yZnT1BuYhu
2019-06-24 18:56:41 I mercilessly tore through Karnak while watching Metroid McFly even more mercilessly tear through classic Metroid on GDQ. My crew was already pretty strong, but you can't get complacent, so I hired a fitness trainer to keep them all in shape. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/3q67HzasbY
2019-06-28 16:19:35 I was like "Crap, not another dead stop at Byblos." I looked up hints. Turns out, he's susceptible to plain ol' Whip. (That's easier than the other option, catching and releasing a Page 32.) This jerk was so rude, he didn't even say goodbye! #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/dH1KVrDtqL
2019-06-28 17:42:33 "Cid! Mid! We need to find a way to get past all this poorly emulated sand!" "Oh that's easy, we'll just summon a sandworm. Unfortunately for your Berserker, he's emulated just fine." "Sorry, what was that? I couldn't hear you through all this lag." #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/OP8HKKNQaV
2019-06-29 04:55:49 The heavy-hittin' continues, as my earth job is Samurai. Before that, I was wondering how I'd take on Purobolos. Except, when I did use Gil Toss, it used up more gil than I'd wanted anyway. I ended up going the "Control and Exploder" route instead. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/jMmAHM9Rdb
2019-06-29 12:57:16 Took care of some remaining business before heading to world 2. I really wanted that second Elf Cloak, but doing a Brave Blade run makes it tricky. Thankfully, Jack's Moon Flute berserks me, and once berserked I can actually deal real damage to him. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/YWgYlv3Uk2
2019-06-29 12:59:07 The Blitz Whip would wait for me until world 3, but dangit, I wanted it now! I wasn't sure how I'd damage Skull Eater until I realized I can simply negate all his damage with Guard until he gives up and flees. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/F3YdncKf8o
2019-06-29 13:39:14 Been playing with sound disabled, but of course I had to enable it here. First approach was to old-ify him and sit back on Guard until he got weak. That didn't work, and Guard doesn't nullify his jumps. Then I said "Screw it" and threw money at him. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/SE8CIMhh6l
2019-06-29 14:52:03 Decided to fight this guy the old-fashioned way. Using Hi-Potions on him sadly still triggers his counter-attack. Guard works well until he does the ???? spell. But I got him without too much trouble. I only had to use two Phoenix Downs on my crew. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/S9xKnpyWbR
2019-06-29 15:56:22 An interesting predicament. Got most of the way through Drakenvale when I noticed I'm low on healing. And these guys hit tough. And... Brave Blade. Barely scraped by to the save point, as you see. Confident enough to save, but this is a bit sketchy. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/w8VTy4sDEE
2019-06-29 16:54:21 Got there! Snuck over to Dragon Pod and back, killed him with no healing. Used a couple tents, then burned my few Hi-Potions on the mad dash back. The Golem fight helped, basically being a freebie encounter. Meanwhile, this guy is out of his gourd! #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/YD92ERemov
2019-07-01 16:57:47 Speaking of Tent Island, the other night I was ready for bed, so I looked for the nearest plot of land to save on, and I found...this! Don't know why, but it never occurred to me that Tent Island is an actual place on the map you can go visit later. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/GHH9jd0iMA
2019-07-02 17:19:17 I tried this fight the other night, and Enkido unleashed on me, casting Vampire turn after turn. I ran low on Phoenix Downs, then decided I needed more anyway. After some grinding I returned... aaand Enkido did nothing but die. At least I'm through. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/0AEAY0BD11
2019-07-03 16:53:49 I decided this run is gonna need Reflect Rings for Exdeath, and a few extra levels from grinding for them wouldn't hurt either. Here I am, several hours in, and I have.... two. But you can't even see me anyway because.... sigh.... emulators. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/tVjTJZWbjb
2019-07-04 06:07:49 Not long after the previous update, I got my third Reflect Ring, then got a fourth on my way back to save. Now I'm off to visit Sage "Gill". This cave is annoying, especially on a Brave Blade run, but the extra levels from grinding made it a breeze. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/Nh6KagpwZb
2019-07-07 16:37:32 Some cross-Fiesta-pollination. Earlier today, PS1 emulator was doing the funny graphics again in Moore Forest. I was able to locate all the treasures except for one Elixir, whose location eluded me. Then I remembered my GBA run is saved right there. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/HCdMNA6lYh
2019-07-07 17:54:09 I paid off the Crystals. First RIP Galuf of the season for me. Soon, I'll be on to world 3. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/t9RfQ6DMlj
2019-07-08 17:45:17 The Reflect Rings I farmed did great work, leaving my three controllable characters to burn through a fat stack of Phoenix Downs while maybe sometimes getting an actual hit in. "X-Death" goes down on the first try. This Fiesta is going into Act III. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/rh1V78gOmk
2019-07-09 17:17:41 "No! I'm scared! The ground isn't supposed to look like that! And what are we even doing in this scene, anyway? Isn't this the scene that you never see in any other version? We're not gonna disappear if we stay in this scene too long, will we papa?" #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/yET4qyylbx
2019-07-09 18:00:07 "Hey, McFly, you bojo! Those boards don't work on wat-ugh! Unless you've got pow-ugh!" #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/d9dzIlLi7C
2019-07-19 02:37:13 Enjoying my full team for one last dungeon before heading off to the Void and losing one job. These guys with the high HP are pretty annoying in a Brave Blade run, but this team hits pretty hard right back. Also, farming Mirage Vests while I'm here. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/wfC8U4oWSI
2019-07-22 03:32:24 Everyone else is off in the Void, and here this run is lagging behind. Well, that simply will not do. Bram Stoker here is not a fan of Brave Blade. This is a forbidden run, which means I have one last surprise waiting for me soon... #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/f2B9XVc3f4
2019-07-22 04:39:22 As is tradition with forbidden runs, I popped into the void, did the tweet, discovered who I was losing (Beastmaster in this case), then immediately backed out and changed plans. Sold the whips for big bucks and stocked up. Current Elixir count: 28. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/DfCgxeEUnE
2019-07-22 04:47:54 This is incidental, but when I went to save and quit, I noticed something that had been in front of me all along. See Krile and Len....err, "Reina"? There actually is a Berserker blocking sprite, and I've now only ever seen it in this menu. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/N9SnmafMgb
2019-07-24 13:34:43 After a long day of working on stuff, relaxing with some FF5... before going back to working on stuff again later, lol. Calofisteri thought Reflect and Drain would save her against this team of the heaviest of hitters. She thought wrong. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/NETH4liUk5
2019-07-24 13:36:00 My PS1 emulator is having its usual issue with graphical layers or whatever. And you thought you had trouble avoiding Omega! #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/TvLufB3s2f
2019-07-24 14:27:55 Twintania took a few tries to find my optimal set-up for my team - that being, let everyone else die and smack him with a two-handed Excalibur a few times. Oh, and don't forget the Coral Ring. Gets 'em every time! #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/gM8fVup6Yg
2019-07-24 14:53:47 Necrophobe went down stupid easy. (Don't mind the dead Krile there.) This party has plenty of juice to take down Shinryu, except I have exactly zero ways of inflicting berserk. So sad. That means this heavy hitters train has just one more stop. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/0raE8cVlsH
2019-07-29 17:53:31 A lotta boss-fightin' goin' on. Figure I'll get one round in against NXD tonight before bed. Heavy-hitting galore, but losing Beastmaster means no Mighty Guard. Going with Reflect Rings instead, hoping to get a lucky bounce of petrify vs Almagest. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/Bp3EMiOO9M
2019-07-29 18:08:17 Welp, that went quick. I did get a reflected Delta Attack right out of the gate. It just didn't reflect where I needed it. On the other hand, my HP is super high, and my characters can survive Almagest once. I may try Hermes Sandals instead. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/cpyG6diJm0
2019-08-01 18:22:34 Was working on project stuff yesterday when I thought, if I want to finish this run in July, now's my last chance. Switched to three hasty rings, plus one Reflect Ring on the Zerker. Doing much better. I killed the one part juust before Almagest #2. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/z0WVp9r0SS
2019-08-01 18:26:02 And they got there! It was all pretty downhill once Almagest was done. Reflect Ring did bounce a couple key spells, including tree form's only attack of a Holy spell, but nothing game breaking. All characters put in some heavy beats on this one. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/lP7BKUEmgq
2019-08-01 18:28:26 I'm not usually a big fan of non-magic parties, but this was a ton of fun, from start to finish. This crew just beat the living snot out of everything it saw. They all had hot knives, and the world was its butter... or something like that. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/IbJnvgK6aG
2019-08-01 18:31:19 And I got treated to the PS1 ending as my Fiesta halftime show. Very behind schedule for where I want to be, but I also had a lot of life distractions. I'm confident I can get one more batch of runs in, one of which has already started on tablet. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/oqhKoRTFLp
2019-08-11 16:43:34 Kicked off my quad-Monk punch-fest last night, while watching Unicron take a bite out of Cybertron. Siren tried to hypnotize me with an illusion, but I knew it wasn't really Krile, because she didn't know the universal greeting. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/8czpAewTKy
2019-08-11 16:47:31 So I've decided, just for kicks, that I'm going to free Lone Wolf once each Fiesta season. And it has to be before Water Crystal, and it has to be a run where I could possibly get Beastmaster (however unlikely), and thus lose out on the Blitz Whip. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/nQTErmVVBq
2019-08-15 17:33:59 Went from a quad-Monk punch-fest to a trip-Knight slash-fest. Decided to grind up for two-handed ability on three characters before cutting down Liquid Flame. No dilly-dallying for me; going straight from Liquid Flame into the Karnak escape. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/74k4MbsX5p
2019-08-17 13:15:49 I gained Thief to make it an all-Wind-no750 run (until I get the fourth job). Did some grinding in Fire Ship for a bunch of Hi-Potions, so I could use counter-attacks to wait out this guy. Why does all this seem so familiar? #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/U7zM2G3PVh
2019-08-18 17:26:22 Soul Cannon fight was more difficult than last time, since I only had two Monks instead of four. One of the ancillary parts got off a shot, oldifying Knight Lenna, but my non-Monks were sacrificial healers anyway. Bartz and Faris are all you need. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/fRtIaxyvu4
2019-08-19 04:18:17 Wait-and-counter, part 4. I'm apparently honing my technique after doing this so many times, because this time, everything went by the book. Nice and quick. Hours instead of days. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/n7sVQmzX7B
2019-08-24 15:54:11 Took my Knight, Monk, Thief, and new Dragoon for more Fiesta-on-the-go, this time to a local park along Budd Inlet. I've escaped Exdeath's Capitol. Now to battle Gilgamesh as he guards the 4th Avenue Bridge. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/60eAdDt6UW
2019-08-24 15:58:38 Funny how you move right along when you don't have distractions. I had no problem grinding out three Reflect Rings in Barrier Tower while watching daylight fall over Puget Sound. GBA strategically placed to block some rundown eyesore up the road. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/D4qfSt1RId
2019-08-24 15:59:33 RIP daylight. RIP my battery. Soon to be RIP Galuf. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/Jq74Qyz5sm
2019-08-28 16:44:36 Still sitting in the dark, I swapped back to this hard-hitting crew. The power came back on right before the Crystals fight, but I followed through with it. No gimmicks. Just hard hits and a ton of Hi-Potions between each one. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/wKWE2JU97E
2019-08-29 04:55:01 Wanted to get one shot against Exdeath before work. It went really well, except for the fact that I didn't win. Throwing an Ice Shield on my Thief came up clutch. I got him well into his late two-attacks phase. He must've been close to dying. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/65Vz8y6DY2
2019-08-30 06:04:11 And W2 Exdeath goes down on attempt #2. Even better, I only had to use one Elixir. Plus I stole one from Exdeath, so I actually came out even. Ice Shield on the Thief came up clutch again. I have three runs in world 3, with three days left. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/epMU4jcSBl
2019-08-31 06:42:30 Zipped through Pyramid with !Flee, both to get Lenna and also to acquire great weapons of holy attribute (and one kill-y knife) with which I might return to smite the Pyramid's undead. With Knight, Monk, Thief, and Dragoon, these three will suffice. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/t2T8kZ0up2
2019-08-31 06:45:06 I wanted to power up Chicken Knife. I had this zany idea: What if I powered it up by fleeing from every random encounter along the final boss rush? Great idea, except at level 32, and with no real tricks, the boss rush stopped me flat in my tracks. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/sGsSGszzvs
2019-08-31 06:48:04 Went back through Pyramid to clear out that sweet treasure, this time with Lenna and holy weapons of smiting in tow. Usually I do two tablets and maybe Fork Tower, but there's no need here. Although, I did sneak into second dungeon for Mirage Vests. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/9IuA3Mknfi
2019-08-31 06:49:11 And with that, I was back to getting my butt kicked in the final boss rush. Pro tip: Don't fight Azulmagia when all your characters are at level 35. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/Vx5iUASr6k
2019-08-31 06:51:04 I ground out a couple more levels up to 37. My squad may not have a lot of tricks, but they hit tough. Twintania could've been a problem if not for his weakness to the kill-y knife. And I actually remembered to steal all the Genji gear this time! #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/Y7mpPsRvJ1
2019-08-31 07:15:33 Before grinding to an appropriate level (from 37), I thought I should take just one quick poke at Neo Exdeath. Just to see. The result was the most preposterous NXD fight I've ever seen. I decided halfway through I should start documenting it. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/QfbxADW3bQ
2019-08-31 07:15:40 For starters, this was one of three times that Grand Cross fired with low HP Bartz (equipped with Aegis Shield) as my sole living character. Each time, I held my breath, and each time, he came out unaffected. Was it maybe a petrify attempt? Who knows. https://t.co/D7auWYc9sp
2019-08-31 07:15:46 But the big threat was Almagest. Here you see it wiping out the crew, except for my Dragoon up in the air. That was my only sure way to survive it. The timing was always difficult. Jump too late, Almagest fires first. Jump too soon, you land before it fires. https://t.co/G8af6nCe8q
2019-08-31 07:15:52 Hermes Sandals did massive work. Each time, I broke out Phoenix Downs, and managed to recover. No other healing, just PDs. Always with that lucky shield block, right when I needed it. To my disappointment, NXD finally landed a spell on Dragoon after Almagest... https://t.co/KhZTg3dujC
2019-08-31 07:15:59 Then I remembered, Holy Crap!! I swapped around shields mid-battle, so a ground character would have Aegis Shield, and I gave my aerial Dragoon an elemental fire shield. You mean I'm STILL in this thing!?!? https://t.co/BBRExy9alQ
2019-08-31 07:16:05 Third or fourth Almagest was approaching. I screwed up the timing. Dragoon landed before it fired. I thought "I'm toast now." But NXD's shaking stopped. Targeting check confirmed, Dragoon's landing killed Almagest. I actually let out an audible "WHAAAAATTT!?!?" https://t.co/LrAzsEmNtv
2019-08-31 07:16:12 With Almagest gone, I started using actual Elixirs to survive hits. Recovery was much more consistent. Lenna got oldified with no way to cure (without killing her). I punched Grand Cross part into oblivion, without ever seeing Meteor. Is this really happening? https://t.co/z5dfeefTET
2019-08-31 07:16:18 I burned my Elixirs down to single digits, but with Almagest and GC gone, it seemed like this victory might actually be a thing. Dragoon landed on the back part, showing me the front part was gone. Fired off Magic Lamp, and the deed was done! HOLY COW!! https://t.co/DGoIkFRCWH
2019-08-31 16:00:57 Thank goodness these ragtag rascals won when they did. It actually kind of played out like a natural run, with me switching around which natural character was which. Monk used !Focus, Knight was two-hand, Thief used !Mug for Chicken Knife. #FF5FJF2019 https://t.co/Mv1ukwJgvf