Do you know how to cure yourself while taking a hit? Reason I ask is this is a skill you may not learn until you start leveling a job like PLD and I can see you not lasting more then a minute if you keep getting interupted. There are lots of posts here on beating maat, lots of strats from stacking evasion gear, to sleeping, some people even melee maat on whm. I fought him years and years ago so barely remember the fight. I had gotten a drop doing something random, think I was helping a friend at the time farm his bow and got it. Anyways, on a whim went in at lv 68 naked, had 1 high potion on me, and beat him 1st try and finished with mp to spare.
So in short my 2 tips are; 1 go anywhere, go to the dunes if you want and practive curing while a mob is attacking you if you don't already know how.
Second tip is debuff him, use para slow and blind. Beating maat is about curing yourself to a certain amount of HP recovered. There was some debate a while back about it being a set amount of time (but if that were the case then wouldn't everyone beat him in the same amount of time?)
Things like blink bands and potions can be useful as they cannot be interrupted. (If you want to know why I said 2 tips then gave three read Forrest Griffin's Got Fight :D)
The best advice I can give you though is take this fight for what it is worth, it is designed to test you as a whm, to make sure you know how to cure yourself in a difficult situation. You want to pay attention to what Maat is doing, be keeping an eye on your MP consumption and in the end there is a bit of luck involved. If he back to back assuran fists you and doesn't miss I hope you had SS up and were a bit lucky ^^
Edited, Aug 26th 2009 12:27pm by dorrinb
LS (EW)dynamis (Elitez)
whm, drg, war, blm, pld, brd, rng: 75,smn: 39, thf, nin, rdm, sam, blu, drk, dnc, sch: 37, all others 15
af2: drg 5/5+belt, whm 5/5, war 5/5+belt, blm 5/5, pld 5/5, brd 5/5+cape, rng 5/5, shadow mantle