There are many different group setups that can buy DFO Gold work well in these zones. The "standard” group setup here includes a healing monk, a protect monk, a third monk or other support caster, one or two primary warriors, and the rest damage dealers.
An alternative method is to bring a large number of area-effect casters and/or trapping rangers in order to kill whole sets of enemies in a matter of seconds. These kill-or-be-killed groups can be fun and efficient if played correctly, though they often require more skill and teamwork than the standard setup.
These zones play out like open-ended missions, complete with many highly-rewarding in-zone quests. The important thing to remember here is that if your entire group dies or you fail one of the in-zone quests, you’ll be kicked out to the Temple of Ages.
At least one member of your group with a spell-based resurrection skill (“Rebirth” is a good one for this purpose) should be designated to flee from battles when the group is losing badly, in order to survive and resurrect the rest of the group.
The loot from all mob types here is excellent, so feel free to roam, complete quests, and attack whatever strikes your group’s fancy.