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Cheesing the bahamut fight with leviathan is apparently easier than I thought........

Discussion in 'Guides' started by Jackal90, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Jackal90

    Jackal90 I am, the M00gle l0rd. Valkyrie Æsir Spooky VIP Supporter

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    Last week I set a goal to finally kill bahamut, but I was getting annoyed with going through thresholds too early or hitting 2+ at once.

    After checking with people it seemed it was possible to use the bahamut cheese but using leviathan instead.

    I wanted to keep to my own units or ones I have.
    Managed it with this:




    5* eGarnet with 4x 10% evo magic - just for summoning leviathan.

    2x almost bare shantotto (maybe 220 magic) - tornado chainers.

    Ex aileen - I needed a 50% spirit break and she was available.

    Tidus (friend) - water imperil, i made sure I took one with a almost non upgraded LB so it would be under 60%
    I have balthier I could have used, but I'll explain below.

    Onion knight - not needed atall and could have swapped for balthier and made the tidus redundant.
    I just wanted him for building up tidus LB and the esper gauge quicker lol.

    So:
    60% (slightly less) water imperil.
    50% spirit break.
    Tornado chain with leviathan finish.

    More than enough to kill bahamut without playing about with thresholds or using someone else's bahamut.

    You can use a fully upgraded LB tidus for more imperil.
    Can also 6* garnet for 10% more evo magic, but I wanted to see just how basic I could make it.
     
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    MikePro Spooky Spooky

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    Nice alternative man good job !
     
  3. Jackal90

    Jackal90 I am, the M00gle l0rd. Valkyrie Æsir Spooky VIP Supporter

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    Thanks Mike :)



    @Zilch - here you go bud.
    Took a bit longer than expected due to needing a ton of cites on leviathan, but it works lol.
     
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    Freaking awesome! I have all those units and plenty of Tidus friends. My Leviathan is at level 38. Bahamut, imma comin' for ya!

    Thanks for posting this. I was wondering about it since I saw a post saying Leviathan can hit harder than Bahamut with a water imperil.
     
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    Jackal90 I am, the M00gle l0rd. Valkyrie Æsir Spooky VIP Supporter

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    No worries bud and glad it helped.
    To be fair, level 38 leviathan should be fine if you can grab a tidus friend with a level 25 LB.
    I just wanted to keep it around/under what balthier can do as I didn't want to use anything that I couldn't use normally. (Not relying on a friend unit)

    Also, if your eGarnet is a 6* she will have an extra 10% evo magic too.
    Mines at 5* as I don't want to waste my tiny stock of 6* mats on her lol.
     
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    Leviathan deals more damage than bahamut as long as you do 40% imperil with same chain same spr break same evo mag number. With maxed lb tidus, it deals much higher dmg than bahamut.
     
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    Btw guys can you imagine how much damage can leviathan 3* do with some op setup...
    Is that half billion???! xD
     
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    Jackal90 I am, the M00gle l0rd. Valkyrie Æsir Spooky VIP Supporter

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    Need to remember though that the bahamut in the esper fight has 50% water resistance.
    So in the video is was between -5-10% water resistance.

    Been waiting do do this for a while but it was all down to levelling leviathan, which even with the raids was a slow process lol.

    But I do think it will be my go to cheese now for any of the tough fights that aren't water resistant.




    @MikePro - depending on summoned we get it could be insane.
    I'm just hoping they release a materia that's higher than 10% evo magic lol.
     
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    @Jackal90 we get one 15% soon from star quartz but..its limited to 1 and costs 200:/
     
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    A 5% extra over what I have works for now lol.
    Don't really have anything I need from quartz anyway so I may just grab it.
    115% evo magic on garnet is fine with me.
     
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    @Jackal90 i suggest you wait for better quart rewards,you dont really need that 5% atm...but hey you can just grab it and be the cool kid :p
     
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    Hey, I've found love with leviathan now haha.
    Ironically in my work to get bahamut I'm more please with the esper I used to kill him lol.

    I got around 350 quartz currently, so providing nothing amazing hits, i may aswell get it.

    I was grinding phantom forests to get cites for leviathan for 2 damn days.
    Ran into around 30 cacts in total, so got a nice quartz boost from those too.
     
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    Awesome work :) This will help A LOT of people I guess :) Since getting a Tidus friend unit for the water imperil is way easier than getting Garnet with Bahamut ;)

    You didn't explain :O
     
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    I explained in the onion knight section bud lol.
    I could have swapped onion knight for balthier and not even taken a friend.
    But being lazy, onion knight gets the gauge filled quickly and I had to fill up tidus LB too.

    But I wanted to show that 100% water imperil wasn't needed in this one either.
    That's why I grabbed a tidus with something like a level 2-3 LB lol.
     
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    Oh I thought you meant you explain why you did take a Tidus with not maxed LB xD Makes sense at all :) A thing I like about the game: Sometimes new content creates new ways of doing something :)
     
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    I gots me a brand spankin' new Bahamut! Worked like a charm and didn't even have to worry about timing. Tap, tap, tap... Dead dragon. Freaking sweet! I used 9S to break tho, but other than that it was just like ur video. Thanks again! ::up::
     
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    How about a moderator like @Squall or @Carnefix will move this into the guide section? :)
     
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    Jackal90 I am, the M00gle l0rd. Valkyrie Æsir Spooky VIP Supporter

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    I just wanted to play around and do it a bit differently.
    I got a few extra rats tails so I'll go back at some stage and record it being done with balthier instead of OK and no friend unit.

    While I like the idea of carry units and I appreciate what these people do to help the community (I have used one myself)
    I just want to try and clear content as much as possible with just what I have.




    @b3l14l - congratulations on your shiny new bahamut bud and glad it helped.
    Only started off as a rough idea in another thread.
    Glad it actually paid off.

    And that's the joy of tornado chaining.
    No macro, no insanely precise clicking, just click normally.
     
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    I’m not a moderator though ::joy::

    I’m just a dude with a pink name! Ahem, sorry I meant manly red.
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    You got too many badges dude! TOO. MANY. BADGES! Why aren't you one? Doesn't matter, [CENSORED] do your thing. Go. Do it. :D
     
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