Vana'diel Bestiary: Hoo Mjuu the Torrent  

Found in:Giddeus
Job:White Mage
Level:16 - 17
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
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  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Ice
Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

Hoo Mjuu the Torrent Picture

A magical priest who can cast forth spells like water gushing from a spring. He seems to have connections with paganism and is met with disdain from his fellow Yagudo.

Uses Benediction. Lottery spawn.

Some/all of the information in this article has been culled from various FFXI guides, and translated by Elmer the Pointy.

This page last modified 2007-09-26 07:24:17.

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# Jan 12 2009 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
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sry nergui that was meant to be a post not a reply below ^^
# Dec 22 2008 at 4:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Wanted this badly for my BRD so I went to farm it as 34 RDM/BLM. I think I killed him 4-5 times and no drop. Gave up, leveled THF to 16 and went back one day as RDM/THF and got monster signa the first time it popped.

There seem to be a lot of people around Giddeus doing whatever and exp parties also. Competition! My tactic was to keep the entire pop area clean of all mobs the entire time so nobody else would even bother to come there. Worked well and earned me quite a few beehive chips and yagudo necklaces. Also got a Foe Lullaby for my BRD from Yagudo Piper.
# Jan 12 2009 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
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just got the signa going 1/3 on him as PLD62/THF25...while farming those **** yag necklaces for norg fame for my nin scrolls...not bad in my opinion as i want it for my BST and BRD which are still in the dunes /sigh

not worth much though anymore as its only going for 40k atm on Gilgamesh server, and yeah Funkie the second time he was on the lower part but only just as i ran towords him he popped back up onto top part of map so i think he just stepped off slightly >.<

anyway GL anyone going for this xD
# Dec 20 2008 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Got this after about 40 claims Xo sold alot of mitts and made good gil too. Camp this guy if you need cash. Spawned on lower part of map... Never seen him there before but i dont care cuz i got the staff!!! Happy Hunting
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# Nov 27 2008 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
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1/5or6 cool had have luck....TH1.
with WS lol.

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PH works like a charm
# Nov 25 2008 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
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The Mendicant on the south side was the ph for sure as i killed him about 6 times then wham! NM pops right when the Mendicant PH should of. My first try at this NM. No drop x.x but thats ok, ive only camped him once. I will try again soon.

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# Oct 30 2008 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I've sold about 10 of these and all of them have ranged from 800k-70k in the current loleconomy. I've killed mjuu about 85-90 times to date and only seen the 10 signas... He has a horrible drop rate.
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# Oct 16 2008 at 1:53 PM Rating: Good
Well , I was being pretty fussy about level sync parties, turning down any that were more than 5 levels below my current level, and since I knew this would mean waiting longer for exp, decided to camp this

1/1 YAY!

Sometimes, being fussy pays off ^^
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# Sep 12 2008 at 6:34 AM Rating: Default
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I'm thinking of soloing this as a 28 MNK/WAR and I might serll the monster signa
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first NM
# Sep 11 2008 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
this is the first NM i've ever tried to actually camp. (i've killed leaping lizzy a few times and jaggedy ear'd jack a few times in passing to zones) the first time i didn't know what i was doing at all and i just killed all the yagudo's over and over again. no one else camping so i got the pop about 45 min after doing all this. i got some random pair of mitts, zealot or something like that. so i gave up for the day cause i had to go and didn't want to wait a long time before it popped again. next i asked my ls and did some research on this site so i knew to only kill mendecant place holders. after 30 min hoo mjuu popped and i claimed with steal ahead of a whm. killed him quickly and POP i got the signa! my first ever NM item!!!!!

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PH method
# Sep 03 2008 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I just recently decided to camp this guy and within about 3 hrs of camping im 1/2 on the signa but i was wondering if any one could tell me the PH method to him im a rng 28/nin 14 and it would speed up spawn time if i knew just which ones to kill. thank you.
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# Aug 15 2008 at 4:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I just got this about 2 minutes ago, was campin for a bird whistle and figured while i was waiting for repops Id camp the signa as well, I was out here for about 3-4 hours and he popped 3 times, I got claim all 3 times and I am now 1/3!!! ^^ Now to get 2 more lvls on bst so I can use this... lol
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# Jul 11 2008 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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0/5 on the day. I was graced with 3 Deodorize and 2 Zealot ...Pathetic.

Edit: OK in the last two days I'm 0/12 and I'm about to give up and just buy one ...This is just ridiculous.

Edit: Finally ... 1/22. I will never ever camp this **** thing again !!

Edited, Jul 15th 2008 11:08am by Lymaster
# Apr 07 2008 at 1:21 AM Rating: Default
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farmed yag necklaces for a whole day, killed torrent 3 times 0/3 1 zealot mitts
bummer, but ill be back for his ***** ***
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# Mar 15 2008 at 5:14 PM Rating: Default
I hate this bird.
# Jan 07 2008 at 8:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Camped him this weekend..... 0/9.... Anyone wants some mittz?
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Just killed
# Jan 02 2008 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Just killed this NM after camping for ~1hour zealot's mitts dropped tho

There were 2 medicients popping i kept killing em both.


It repopped after 1hour, got zealot's mitts again ><

Edited, Jan 3rd 2008 2:35am by anilanar
This is how it works.
# Dec 04 2007 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I used to camp this ****** a lot back in the day. It has been said that the Mendicant that spawns lower on Wide Scan is the placeholder. I stopped camping him actively before I leveled Ranger, and have not bothered to verify that information. I will however share the little I remember, although some or all of it may have changed since those days. This information is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to my knowledge. If it no longer is so, I apologize, there'll be no need to flame me.

As is common knowledge, this NM has 1 placeholder, which is a Yagudo Mendicant. And they have a respawn of about 8 minutes.

So how do you know which one it is, aside from using Wide Scan and following the "second Mendicant" theory?

Every Mendicant has a spawn time of precisely 3 hours and 20 minutes (this is Vana'diel time, not Earth time). That means, that if you take the time down when a Mendicant dies, it will respawn at precisely 3h20m later, game time. This is what "about 8 minutes" means.

What's important to note, is that the NM follows the same 3'20 pop rule. This means, that if you witness the NM's death, either by you or someone else who claimed it, you can start counting 3'20 from that precise moment, and the Mendicant that pops on the 3'20 is the placeholder. Kill it, and start counting again. The next 3'20 is once again the placeholder. Starting from about 50 minutes later, any of the 3'20 placeholder pops can be the NM.

So long as you keep an eye on the other two Mendicants, you're golden. Back when I camped it, window opened at around 50+ minutes. I never had to wait 2-3 hours for a pop. Maybe they've changed that.

All you need to do is to be aware of whether the other two Mendicants are dead or not, and if they died, when that approximately was, so you don't confuse yourself with all the Mendicants running around. The other two Mendicants don't have to be killed, and I personally didn't, since I usually knew which one the placeholder was. This way if competition showed up, they had to figure it out for themselves.

I used two convenient macros when hunting Hoo Mjuu:

ALT-1: claim macro. I used /ja "Provoke" <t> for this. I have also used /follow <t> on the second line after the provoke, and filled the rest of the lines with provoke, but I don't like this as much as it seemed to occasionally interfere with my running towards the NM and voking it "manually".
ALT-2: /clock. Simply, this made a lot easier for me to keep up with what time it is IN GAME. Once I determined the placeholder and killed it, I instantly hit my clock macro to note the time, then in my head I just added 3 hours and 20 minutes to it, and remembered that time. Then I hit the clock macro occasionally, and once I got within 10 seconds I went into 3rd person view and kept an eye out for pop, since I didn't have Wide Scan available to me at the time.

Using this method is obviously for the patient, but then that's how it is with all NMs, really. I made a decent chunk of gil with the Signa drop back in the day. It's cheaper now, but still worth camping if you ask me. If you have the patience for the low drop rate, which I no longer do.

This method is also convenient because you know when it pops, so you dont have to stand there watching every mob. You can run off to nearby areas and farm yagudos and bees there for drops to sell or trade for Norg fame. However I suggest you don't kill all the yagudos in the immediate NM pop area, just to throw off possible competition. Good luck.

Edited, Dec 4th 2007 10:47pm by Jella
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# May 11 2008 at 4:11 AM Rating: Decent
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great tip thanks ;) 1 drop zealot, 2 deoderize. Still no Signa but eventually ^^
# Dec 04 2007 at 7:22 AM Rating: Decent
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ive been camping him for 5 hours now. first pop took 2 1/2 hours, it was me and 2 lvl 75 paladins, i flee'd and voked before them, didnt get the signa just zealot's mitts. i used my 2 hour after i killed it as a timer, then logged in about an hour after the first pop, then killed random yagudos for a half hour and it popped again just now.. just a scroll of deodorize this time)

so im 0/2 so far lol, im gonna update this when i get it
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drop rate
# Nov 09 2007 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
i agree with Deyessorc 100% there is no way to make the drop easyier im 1/1 on this mob and after i see the drop i dont go making theorys up about ways you can make a slight difference in the drop rate yes deal with it its a lucky drop so stop giving people false hope its annoying.
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# Oct 19 2007 at 4:43 AM Rating: Default
32 posts
killed this bish 5 times in a row and got the Staff every drop haha NOT!

acutally im 0/5 /cry
# Oct 16 2007 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Just starting playing again a little over a week and a half ago, and was chilling in Giddeus waiting on my bro and friend to arrive to kill the dragon so I could get Rank 3, and got claim 2 times, Monster Signa dropped on the second kill. Got claim with voke on my 30WAR, think there was maybe 2 other people camping it, a 75BLU and a 55THF.

Edited, Oct 16th 2007 2:48pm by Lofi

Edited, Oct 16th 2007 2:49pm by Lofi
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# Oct 05 2007 at 6:00 AM Rating: Decent
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I don’t share the complaint about the drop rate of the Monster Signa, its fine. I do have a problem with the value of this item. Hoo Mjuu the Torrent is a relatively easy kill for even lower level players (not that they have a chance against the 65+ players there killing him). This guy has got to be one of the most heavily camped NM in the game and this particular drop is used by only a small group of players. Changing his spawn rate will do nothing more then make this item more expensive at the Auction House. I suggest they make Signa an exclusive item, if they need game balance change the Aspir Knife or the Parana Shield that drop in the same area to normal items. I’m sure both of these will attract less attention then the Signa. Just one Bards opinion (Who has still not got the drop). 4 for 4 on Cuffs after a week of trying, I’m so sick of Giddeus, but I’ll be back today!

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i hate this guy
# Sep 18 2007 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
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i went to camp this guy as a lvl 25 brd so i am killing the yagudo's and then he pop's. i claim him with luluby and then i cast pae on me to get more health then i got full HP and MP i attack him with minuet and madrigal on i get him to about 20% health then he uses bendiction. he gets me to 30 health when a lvl 75 whm walks up to me and he see's me dieing. /laugh. and he lets me die. ; ; then i die. then he kills Hoo Mjuu and gets the signia ; ; but he raised me then i went to windy and changed to 37 drg and right when i get back he pops and then i got the claim i was drg/whm so i could healmyself and i kill him and it drop's!!!!!! i am 1/16 ; ; oh well lol
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i hate this guy
# May 03 2008 at 2:58 AM Rating: Default
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what a ******* white mage ***** ^^; tell everyone in my ls
6th signa, this time on 16 drg.
# Aug 11 2007 at 9:09 PM Rating: Default
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So i was expin in giddeus. I like to solo as drg, it's a little more interactive than some pts are O.O... Anyway mjuu pops and i jump em. I slowly start to lose ground hp wise and start spammin my <hpp> macro. I get to 33% and before i use spirit surge stay there. Spamming dia with my 106 mp pool from rolanberry pie i manage to stay up. OH NO SILENCE! Yes, no more dia healing for me! I use spirit surge and go to almost full hp, over 100 tp and get a fresh jump. Finally he falls.. I look at the loot expecting mitts or magic and see the signa. Very happy with my drg adventure!
feel tha power get tha spirit!

Lower Level=Longer Fights=Better Drop Rate?
# Jul 27 2007 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Have you ever heard fighting longer increase your drop rates? Well, have you also heard rumors that lower level people get better drop rates?
They kinda connect. The lower level you are, the more time it takes to kill it.
Being a 29THF/14WAR(New char.-havent hit 30 w/ any jobs to unlock NIN), it takes me a decent amount to kill him but, I do it w/ ease.I don't know what to say other than I'm lucky as sh*t. 2/4 on Hoo Mjuu the Torrent. Both times I got the drop, I had links(probably means nothing). All in all, level probably has nothing to do w/ it but, meh.

EDIT: 3/5 now. The luck continues.

Edited, Aug 15th 2007 2:21:51am by FEGerik
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Control the mendicant spawns
# Dec 03 2007 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I had heard that the PH is the mendicants for this Nm, so I was lucky enough to be the only person camping it on fiery server one time. After a while of killing the mendicants and just any other yag that may link nearby I noticed that the mendicants were starting to clump on one side of the spawn area while the other types spawned next to the cave.
I think that only so many yag can spawn in one spot, so I had it a little easier watching a smaller spawn area than normal, other than when the occasional person ran through and killed everything, messing up my spawn.
0/3 on the signa so far, but I'm 2/3 on the mitts and 1/3 on the scroll.
Lower Level=Longer Fights=Better Drop Rate?
# Dec 03 2007 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
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B.S. You lie.
Myths and some tips on Torrent
# Jun 06 2007 at 12:23 PM Rating: Default
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To everyone complaining on the drop rate, deal with it! Most NM's have a very poor drop rate, especially when not influenced by TH (such as Torrent isn't influenced by it).

I also am a firm believer that making connections with a WS or letting a mob (NM) hit you influencing the drop rate is just conjecture and a case of your mind influencing the perceived outcome.

For example, on most 'big' NM's that I've gotten drops from over the years, I have always used WS' on. In fact, I let the 'crowd notion' get to me a bit for awhile and was scared to use WS' on NMs. There is no link and in fact, the crazier I get on destroying an NM with a ws and such (contrary to the mindset), the higher a chance I've noticed on the drop. This leads me to conclude in my mind that there is no connection whatesoever.

The problem with the human psyche is that when we do something that has a low probability of a favorable outcome and succeed finally, we sort through everything we did at the time to see what "caused" it. I put the word caused in quotes b/c that is what our mind automatically reasons as a conclusion.

Take gambling. You will see more superstitions of the geriatric (old folks) population when in a casino than probably anywhere else (maybe MLB players as well - it's crazy). They will have little "isms" to help influence a winning streak just because that is the connection that there mind can think of as a causative factor in the past as to why they succeeded. In reality, of course, we know it is luck.

So when you throw a partial skill into the mix (i.e. as in baseball), you REALLY think you are influencing the outcome. That is why baseball players cannot deviate from their 'ticks' as it were. Some players have it much worse than others. Take a look at a baseball game this summer for a bit. Notice the batters and how badly they have it (pitchers too). They are in control of the game at the moment more than anyone else on the field. This, combined with the notion that they have caused things to happen in the past as favorable, leads them to pattern exactly what they did in the past. These set patterns, ticks, whatever you want to call it, are imprinted; that is why you will see some batters take off their gloves and put them back on/re-tighten them in between each pitch practically.

Woah, I know this is way off the subject, but in a round-a-bout way, I'm actually making a point here. It is to point out that, when you step back and look, the connections that we make as to why we get a monster signa, a rare NM drop, or any treasure in this game are simply laughable at best. Now I know there are things built in that perhaps influence drop rates (moon phase, day, the mysterious treasure hunter trait), but the less plausible ideas such as letting a mob hit you more or using a WS seems just ludicrous to me.

It is as if you are fighting an NM, and you turn off your TV during the fight and turn it back on again, and viola: drop! It is like making the connection that turning the tv off caused a drop.

That's the same causative event as using a WS. It just simply isn't true. I've gotten signa 2 times out of somewhere in the 30's. I've used WS' about half the time and there is no change in rate.

So to sum up my dissertation for some useful tips perhaps:
-this guy isn't influenced by treasure hunter
-he is a bad drop rate, so expect this going into the camp. You may get lucky and go 1/1. Bravo and you have just arrived at a good place at a good time. Nothing more, nothing less.
-When you let all the yags spawn and there are 4 mendicants, his window is open. He will spawn in place of one of the PH's after their death and respawn time is up. May take a bit.
-If you see 3 Mendy's, one of the pipers can be a PH. It just happens randomly, so his window can still be open. To test this, kill all Mendy's and Pipers and see how many Mendy's repop, rinse and repeat.
-Finally...please note that sometimes there are 4 mendys but you only see three. Check to see if a Mendy has wandered off the cliff. He is suicidal and can be one of the PH's! I've seen the 4th Mendy wander off of the cliff many times but people always fail to catch it.

Okay, back to work for me
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Myths and some tips on Torrent
# Jun 10 2007 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
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ZOMG I turned my tv off in the middle of fighting Hoo Mjoo and the Signa dropped! Same thing when I was fighting Lizzy! How does SE know when I turn my tv off? Lol those crazy programmers! I think you're on to something Deyessorc, rate post up ppl.
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# May 17 2007 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, i run low on gil, and i'm bored, and i want an NM with about 100k drop that i dont need to work at getting. So i thought this will do perfect (130k).

So heres what happends, hope it helps you:

RNG63 - Using Shadowbind to claim & got all claims
17:43 (Killed) - Got deoderize, pwned him in 2 Rattk hits..
18:46 (Killed) - Roughly an hour later, killed him using Sidewinder (got mitts)
19:50 (Killed) - Killed him using Sidewinder again and got Deoderize.
21:22 (Killed) - An hour and a half later, killed him using no WS, got Deoderize.
23:23 (killed) - 2 hours later, now i got a tip off from an LS member here, i used my daggers to attack him this time and let him kill me off abit, he used benedication and then protect, then warcry, he hit me a little bit more, then i killed him, bingo, got the drop.


I noticed a slight pattern in the time's he spawned after i killed the PH's (Medicants) first 3 were an hour between each pop, 4th was 1 and 1/2 hours, and then 2 hours, i dont know if that's any help but thats my log of his time's

Notice that the longest pop dropped the Signa.. also because i let him use some of his job abilitys i think that may have something to do with drop rate on this guy, giving that i gave him NO chance whatsoever before and i let the battle going for about 3 min's when i got the drop, so let him hit u abit, see what happends.

Would be nice if someone tested this theory, and i hope this helps, thanks.

Edit: All 5 times he poped in the corner of the bend to the right of the BIG tree, in that little pool.
If this helps:

Edited, May 17th 2007 7:25pm by DariganIFRIT

Edited, May 17th 2007 7:38pm by DariganIFRIT
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# Apr 26 2007 at 2:18 AM Rating: Decent
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I suddenly decided I wanted to be a bard again since I was never getting invites for dark knight, so I headed out to camp this guy. There were about 5 people there camping him when I got there. I went a thf/war so I could Use my TH2+1 and provoke to claim.(we all know /ra sucks at claiming compared to other job's abilities)

Two of the people there were killing the placeholders so I watched the order in which they killed the mobs and then the order in which the mobs popped back up. When I saw that the ones killed closest to me (left of big rock) were popping again I suspected that another was going to pop soon closer to the cave, so as one or two were killing the yagudos that had just popped I started to run towards the cave to check and there he was. Provoke, got claim and killed. 1/1, I was there for a total of 15 minutes.

I'm not sure if it was just luck that I ran over there right at that time or if watching the order they are killed and the order they come back up really does work, I've never camped him before.

Afterwards I just helped two of the people get yagudo beads for a while and then went to camp stray mary. Got her but no drop 1/6 on her -.- sold it when I didn't want to be a bard anymore.

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Hes evil >_>
# Apr 25 2007 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
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For signa, im 0/16 and on mitts 6/16 and 10/16 on the scrolls I hate this thing so much right now >,> TH1 doesnt seem to help much on nms >_>
Hes evil >_>
# Apr 27 2007 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Hes so evil im 0/27 now and im giving up for a long time on this one >_>
Hes evil >_>
# Apr 25 2007 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
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he's not evil >.> he's an stingy taru in yagudo costume (cause all taru are...)<.<
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# Mar 22 2007 at 7:07 AM Rating: Decent
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I was trying to farm bees one day but a Galka theif was doing it. I could not get any so I decided to give up and logged in Giddeus. The next morning I start playing... HES STILL THERE!!! I say ***** it and I decide to look to see if this monster was there. I start to approach the site when I hear a protect go off. I was like... that's not normal. I turn around and there he is. With a THF and some other guy chasing after him. I pull out my sword and hit him and got the claim. Then the guy says to invite him, and I just keep on fighting and got the staff. I then said I got it, and to prove it I equipped it and he says... I'll buy that off you right now for a price less than the AH. He says the reason for that was because they were camping this thing for a long time and they wanted it. In the end I sold it at the AH for 190k and now I am ****** because it has gone up in price. They must have been pretty ****** to see a Taru walk around the corner and steal Hoo Mjuu the Torrent and then get the staff. It was funny, but I did feel a little bad for them.
Stupid people are like Slinkies... they really don't do anything, but they put a smile on your face when you push them down the stairs!!!
This guy is the biggest asshole I know.
# Mar 18 2007 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been camping this thing for literally 24 hours. (12 hours a day) and he has not dropped Signa all of the time I've claimed.

The first time I camped he dropped it, and a few times after he dropped it. There's been an RMT camping the 24 hours I have been, it so obvious he's botting and such, lol. Level 30 something with level 7 armor, the moment Hoo spawns, he Flee's and Provokes. Then he runs back to the exact same spot with his back turned to his camp. -__-;
Ain't gonna hurt nobody with my Flash Kick.
Pop time and respawn points
# Mar 17 2007 at 6:30 PM Rating: Default
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Repop time on this is every 1 hour and 10 mins on the dot. 1/8 on it today ^^. Spaws as soon as a 3rd Persecuter dies after waiting 8 mins. If you time it right 1 Persecutor dies and 1 minute and 50 seconds later a 2nd pops. When you're waiting for the 3 to respawn it's an 8 minute wait. So basically Perscutor #1 8 minutes, Perscutor #2 1 min 50 seconds, Perscutor #3 1 min 50 seconds, then directly after Hoo Mjuu every 1 hour 10 mins.

He pops in either 1 of 3 places. One to the far left (the side of the cave), one in the middle near a Harvesting Point, and a 3rd to the far right across from the path to the South East side of the map. Hopes this helps. I'm 90% sure this information is correct.
dont give up
# Mar 03 2007 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
70 posts
Just wanted to add i have camped this thing for 2 years and i finaly got the drop.In that time i have had the claim a few time from other ppl there and let me tell you there is nothing better than being whm/blm and getting the claim from a war/thf lol.Anyway just wanted to add if i can do it any one can just keep at it my next target is the emp in the dunes ah well heres to another 2 years lol.
lahari was played by my son who loved this game and though he died dec 21/2005 i will do my best to continue and finish what he started.
/sigh /fume
# Feb 19 2007 at 2:47 AM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Camping him with my 22 WAR and a 22 RDM friend of mine. We sit here for two hours, killing Mendicant's when they spawn. I had a feeling he was going to spawn soon, so I was ready for him. Some monk comes in and 20 minutes later Hoo spawns RIGHT ontop of him and he gets claim AND Monster Signa then he bounces.

Worst day of my life. Though I'm grateful that there's no RMT's owning this guy. D: I felt bad when I read the comments on this thing.
Ain't gonna hurt nobody with my Flash Kick.
Place Holder
# Feb 12 2007 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Does anyone know the spawn pattern or behavior of the Place Holder?
# Feb 07 2007 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
does anyone know approximately how much hp he has left when he uses Benediction?
# Feb 09 2007 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
83 posts
I think he uses it randomly. Ive seen him use it at half health, sometimes at 75%.
# Feb 03 2007 at 2:05 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
lol Im 1/1 with my lvl 40 smn
no TH.....
# Feb 02 2007 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
273 posts
This mob will ALWAYS drop one item - eitehr Deodorize, Zealotts Mitts or Monster Signa.

TH 1/2 just offers the chance of having more items as a drop. But Hoo Mjuu can only drop 1 item. So TH is useless on him. Definitely.

And for the record: 16/35 or something like that. Never used any kind of TH.
Name : Taliesin
Jobs : PLD75 - BRD75 - SAM75
ZM: Completed - CoP: Completed - ToAU: Completed
LS : Hokuten
Server : Bahamut
where the hell'd it go...?
# Jan 22 2007 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
58 posts
Where the **** did Mjuu go? I camped him on Bismarck with a friend for 3 hours the other night and he NEVER showed up. There were only one or two other people there and we were positioned on other ends so I know we didn't miss anyone killing him. He just didn't show up...
-Taken from Naeo's "A Minstrel's Recollection"-
"...your moogle better have imploded and took out your house. Otherwise I'm going to find my flute a new home up one of your personal areas."

Ariyon .:Bismarck:. ChaosReigns
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Hoo Mjuu the cheap
# Jan 17 2007 at 8:47 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
I've camped this guy so much it's insane. I'm 0/42 on drops of the signa. Not including the times I've seen him and not gotten the claim. I don't know about the other servers but on Fairy prices have plummeted. I don't even care about selling the signa anymore. (When I started camping this guy it sold for almost 1mil!) I'll probably keep it as a trophy and use when I'm lvling BRD or BST at some point in the far future.

I've made a comic involving my experience with this guy.

I think it's explains my characters feelings quite nicely!

FYI I've waited up to three hours for his pop. The mendicants are in fact the place holders. They respawn after five minutes and his place of popping is random. I've got camping him down to an art.....so sad.

>< Sway master NM spotter, master NM camper.......not Master NM drop.
0/52 on Hoo Mjuu the Cheap...I will continue to camp this bird until I get the signa...then I will camp him again to merely beat him to death with it.

SMN 75, BRD 75
Hoo Mjuu the cheap
# Jan 17 2007 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
the link didn't work...

here it is

0/52 on Hoo Mjuu the Cheap...I will continue to camp this bird until I get the signa...then I will camp him again to merely beat him to death with it.

SMN 75, BRD 75
Hoo Mjuu the cheap
# Feb 09 2007 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
That's pretty funny, Sway XD.
eractic spawn
# Jan 14 2007 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
I recently camped this guy for much longer than 3 hours killing every yag that popped
My Experiences with Hoo Mjuu
# Jan 12 2007 at 9:04 PM Rating: Decent
313 posts
I decided to camp Hoo Mjuu after having some difficulty charming some BCNM mobs with my BST. I researched the NM on every forum I could find, and found that some info was good, while others were just bullsh*t. Here are my experiences with Hoo Mjuu the Torrent on Unicorn server.

Spawn Locations: The map on cannotlinkto isn't 100% correct. Once you get up to Hoo Mjuu's plateau, there are 6 spawn locations -- which are all over the plateau. Just take a close look at where the Yag Medicants spawn and you'll see 6 spawn points. The best spot to stand as far as viewing angles seems to be the high rock in the middle of the plateau. You can't miss it, it kinda juts out over the edge. I've gotten most of my claims from seeing him spawn on that rock, and it provides easy access to any direction you need to run to claim.

Placeholders: The Yagado Medicient is the placeholder for Hoo Mjuu. I've tested this theory on the few times I was the only one camping. There are some who say that killing anything but the placeholders will lengthen the spawn time of the NM, but idk, i think thats bullsh*t, but whatever floats your boat. Personally, I don't bother killing the rest of the Yagado just b/c I don't need any of the items they drop, and it distracts from looking for the NM.

Claiming: I've seen almost every job out camping Hoo Mjuu, and I stand firm that /bst is the best way to claim. I've had Hoo Mjuu claimed before these /thf even have time to get their crossbow out. My reasoning for /bst is that /charm is an instant claim, and has a very long range (hmm...longer than provoke, and i belive about the same as the RNG's shadowbind). You do what ya want, but ranged weapons just take too long to claim. Even if i'm out of range with /charm, I can usually get in range to use it before /ra can shoot.

Respawn Time: From what I can tell, normal respawn time 1-2hr, with the longest i've encountered being 2h20m.

Drops: I'm around 1/15 on the Signa. I got the Monster Signa my second claim with /bst on a New Moon (0%). However, I have yet to see the signa drop again, even as /thf.

# Jan 10 2007 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Zoned into area, waited about 20 mins. with 4-5 other campers, and he pops RIGHT in the middle of two other campers. I run up to him expecting to see his name go purple, but it didn't! I guess they both weren't paying attention for a second? So I Flash-claimed him in front of the other campers, but he only dropped Zealot's Mitts. >< 0/4 on Sig.
# Jan 05 2007 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
So im out farming beehive chips when i get the idea to go wait for torrent. I wait 15-20 minutes and see him... someone else gets claim. So i stick it out, 2hours on the nose he pops. i get him that time but only scroll droped (cheap *******) so i go get some food and drink and watch some tv while i wait a bit. a hour and a half later i come back and there isn't anyone out there so i kill off the beastmen and next round of pops there he is. i kill him and get the monster signa! so i go to bed with a big smile on my face. after work yesterday i log on and he pops like 3 minutes after im there, same guy as before gets the claim so i wait around again close to 2 hours. right after a third guy logged (leaving me the only one there AGAIN) not 5 minutes later he pops next to me i kill him and GET THE MONSTER SIGNA AGAIN! i almost wet myself!
this now puts me at 3/6 on torrent for getting the staff so idk how some people say they have such bad luck with him >.< anyway has to tell someone about this.
# Jan 14 2007 at 6:55 PM Rating: Decent
330 posts
0/7 with TH/2 each time.
Brother is 1/1 no TH or anything.

Funny how this game works.
# Dec 28 2006 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
132 posts
I thought I might share my camping experiences about Hoo Mjuu. From what I noticed there are 2 constant Medicants that spawn every time and his PH is one of the 2. Respawn time on the Medicants is 8 RL minutes roughly or about 3.5 game hours. When people run through the area killing everything this has a possibility of adding more Medicants to the list which makes it a little harder to find the exact PH. As you kill the excess medicants they normally change back into Pipers or the other yags. I'm 0/10 on this guys signa with TH2, he's beginning to become a pain; but I'm not leaving into that Staff takes up the last spot in my Inventory.

Update: 1/11 Now yeah!!! no more camping for me, beat 4 other campers to him and he finally dropped the staff on lightsday with 100% Moon phase. :)
GL camping!

Edited, Dec 28th 2006 9:02pm by MonkeyboyJay
# Dec 13 2006 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
952 posts
ok, so ive been camping this stupid POS for 2 days, and there is no one else camping him. last night i was there for 3 and a half hours straight, no pop. now im sitting here again, killing everything in sight. ive been sitting here for 3 hours now today and still no pop. did they change his spawn time? by the time he pops if he doesnt drop the monster signa, ill have officially earned more money killing things waiting for him to pop then actually killing him.

He can take up to 3 hours to pop. It's like 52 minutes - 3 hours 8 minutes.

I've come to camp this guy and more then once, I drop down the hole, run up the hallway, and see Hoo standing there and no one else sees him even though they have been standing there for 3+ hours.

So I claim, pull him into hallway and kill him. If I don't get drop I walk out like nothing happened and go AFK for an hour. If I do get drop I leave and don't tell anyone.

This could be what happened to you as well.
Exterminate all rational thought. This is the conclusion I have come to.
Mendicants Everywhere
# Dec 22 2006 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
598 posts
Finally have the Monster Signa =^,^= It's hardly as valuable as when RMT infested the area but makes a fantastic trophy nontheless. But that's really not what I'm here to say. A piece of advice for those of you that don't bring widescan with you like I hadn't (was 37 RDM/THF)... keep an eye on the bottom dwellers behind you. Mendicants will pop down there too. And I'm pretty sure I got Mjuu to pop with one of them.
Sour Cherry
# Dec 11 2006 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
ok, so ive been camping this stupid POS for 2 days, and there is no one else camping him. last night i was there for 3 and a half hours straight, no pop. now im sitting here again, killing everything in sight. ive been sitting here for 3 hours now today and still no pop. did they change his spawn time? by the time he pops if he doesnt drop the monster signa, ill have officially earned more money killing things waiting for him to pop then actually killing him.
Baine and Aaragorn-fairy
Blm60, whm36, smn23, bst14, rdm11. thf46, mnk36, war34, pld31, nin24, rng21, sam15
# Nov 27 2006 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
219 posts
I was running by for the 2-3 mission, just happened to see this guy pop. I was a little nervous at first wondering if I could take him on, and there was a RDM running for him so I 'voked to get claim. I painted the floor with his brains and walked away with zealot's mitts, no idea at the time about the monster signa.
First Time Camping Hoo
# Nov 26 2006 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
I was in Giddeus hunting Yagudo for Yagudo Bead Necklaces (I was planning to begin leveling up Clothcraft) when I remembered Hoo Mjuu and his infamous Monster Signa drop. So, I decided I'd just hunt Yagudo in that general vicinity, and if he popped, I'd try to get a claim. It took me a while to figure out how to get to that plateau where he spawns, but a helpful camper was able to tell me.

I finally got up there, and I noticed that a lot of people were hanging around (at least five or six), so I assumed that Hoo Mjuu was going to pop soon. I didn't know how long it would be, so I decided to begin farming Yagudo Bead Necklaces. I cast some nuke on a Yagudo Piper and begin clubbing it into oblivion, at the exact moment Hoo Mjuu the Torrent popped. I could only watch as he was claimed and taken down by another camper.

I hadn't been there for very long, so I wasn't all that angry or anything. I congratulated the guy who claimed him; however, upon killing Hoo Mjuu, all he got were the Zealot's Mitts. He left, and most of the campers dispersed. I resumed farming the Yagudo Bead Necklaces. I spent most of the time doing that as well as going on to desynthesize the necklaces right then and there; I didn't have enough room in my inventory (stupid me :P) and I didn't think I'd be disrupted.

Anyways, the hour passed quickly, and before I knew it, a bunch of people had gathered to wait for him. I became nervous and stopped farming, and with the rest of them, just stood around. I realized just how intent I was on getting the claim on Hoo, even though that had never been my original intention for coming to Giddeus at all. Every time a Yagudo Mendicant popped, my heart raced.

Hoo Mjuu the Torrent popped beside that platform in the area where he spawns. I saw him pop and start walking forward, and like lightning I was on him, and I got the claim. This was the first time I'd ever gotten the claim on a NM, especially one as notorious as Hoo Mjuu, so I was really happy. The battle itself was a cinch, despite the fact that I was just a lowly Taru BLM/WHM. He never got the chance to use Benediction. I just nuked him with Water II and Stone II until he died.

All he dropped was the mitts, but I wasn't even mad about that; for one, I was just glad to have got the claim, and two, because I needed a pair. The others congratulated me. I continued farming Yagudo Bead Necklaces until I had to leave, but before that happened, a new camper showed up. I made sure to inform how long it had been since Hoo Mjuu had died, so he had a frame of reference.

Yeah, that's my very long-winded story of my first camping of Hoo Mjuu the Torrent. I hope I can get the Monster Signa at some point; it's such a nice weapon for BRD or BST. (I'm more concerned about the latter than the former, to be honest.)
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