Vana'diel Bestiary: Epialtes  

Found in:Lower Delkfutt's Tower
Level:28 - 32
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Based on Ice
  • Strong against Ice
  • Strong against Lightning
Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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Mob Notes

  • NM is a lottery spawn from the Giant Gatekeepers on the first floor.
  • Placeholders spawn every 10 minutes.
  • Uses Mighty Strikes.

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68 whm
# Sep 22 2009 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Owned lol. No bracelets tho
30 pld solo
# Nov 19 2008 at 10:26 AM Rating: Default
58 posts
Spotted Epilates while soloing on paladin 30 / dancer 15.
had 100 tp in the start, pulled him to the zone, cuse i was optimistic i would make it. had top of the line gear and food(boiled crayfish).

took about 10 mins, and when he used mitghy strikes i used my HR2.
I say cake :P
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75 THF 75 SMN
and 11 other jobs past 37...
Easy kill
# Feb 13 2008 at 7:29 AM Rating: Default
3 posts
Saw this guy whilst farming Giants for Gil as a 50 WAR / 6 THF (Yes 6, lol... Just wanted Gilfinder)

He agrod me whilst I was healing at 300hp. But took him down no trouble.

Got Gigas Bracelets, Gigas Socks and a Maple Shield.

Not great drops, but a nice bonus to the Gil I was farming. ^^
Almost beat it as 37 drk
# Jan 17 2008 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I spotted this guy while messing around as a 37 drk/war. I had him on the ropes until he used mighty strikes and my bloodybolts started missing like crazy. I went back as lvl 50 war/25 rng and owned him easily.
Closes but no cigar
# Aug 03 2007 at 5:43 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Got the spawn after one circulation of the round room, plus one more Gigas.
I was DRK38/MNK19 with good gear and Horror Voulge equipped, no food though. Started with max HP at 738. Used Sturmwind twice, Dodge, and Drain, drained for about 64hp a go, not brilliant.
Got him down to 1/10th hp but he offed me all the same.
Considering how horrendously easy the standard Gigas in the area are (they con as EP-- to EP to me) this guy must be a high end DC to a 38.
I'll try him again at 40 and definitely take him down.
The dude hits hard.He was hitting for between 35 and 65 a go.
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Immune to sleep?
# Nov 29 2006 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
Apparently he is immune/highly resistant to Sleep...it made for a bad opening on my part as I tried both Sleep and Sleep 2, with both being resisted. He popped in (I-8) after killing about 10 Gigas in the circular room. Pretty fast pop; I was expecting a longer wait.

It was odd because my opening Freeze (after the Sleep failures) hit him for 830 damage, but only took his life bar down about 1/3 of the way. Why are people claiming he only has about 700 HP?

The other move to watch out for is Fire Breath, as it hit me for about 150 damage.
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# Aug 16 2006 at 11:53 AM Rating: Default
24 posts
Just took this guy a couple of minutes ago with friend i was 46 RNG he was 42 BLU it only took one of use but it was fun after beating him i rounded up the stuff he had about 700 HP because i did a barrage which hit him for 401 and he did a jet stream 250 then my 2 hits and his one hit totaled the rest.

its what i would call an NM just to see then kill, not something you would hunt or anything drops are bad lol like any one wants a Gigas Socks.
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Push Over
# Jun 30 2006 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I used my Bst 46 and my wife went in as a Mnk 42 and we beat the crap outta this thing. Flower Pot Bill held his own for about 1/4 of the things life before the big goon used Mighty Strikes. Then we jumped in and killed it easy as all get out. It only dropped the socks but the spawn time was like, 15 mins. A fun and easy fight with little wait. What more could you want from a NM except for a challenge?
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easy prey!
# May 15 2006 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
51 posts
i just solod him as a 37war/mnk. used only berserk/dodge and sturmwind once
# Apr 23 2006 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
408 posts
Gonna go solo him as a 41WAR/19NIN tomorrow, my sub is gimped for now, waiting for LS to catch up with it for pt.

i may have utsesemi by then, if not gonna use a chiefkabob and should be OK. Killed it once b4 in pt at lvl 24, won lots on the socks. Ls mate wants the bracelets this time and i want blood so...
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fun fight
# Feb 02 2006 at 1:39 PM Rating: Default
72 posts
The drops aren't all that great, but if you're farming gigas anyway, its a nice bonus. Bracelets are around 30-40k on the unicorn server.

I think any job can solo at 40+ (even whm). I've trio'd it at lvl 30.

Most commonly spanws in I-8: (but does spawn anywhere in the round room)
# Jan 17 2006 at 4:02 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
woop woop me and a pt killed this guy today. we were all Lv23-24 and we didnt have any trouble
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# Oct 22 2005 at 12:29 AM Rating: Default
226 posts
camped him while killing other gigas in round room for about an hour. popped at (I-8), solod him fairly easily at 41THF/NIN.

seemed immune to sleep bolts, they wouldnt work on him. i kept blasting him with acid and bloody bolts to keep myself alive and him weak.

i calculated it out, he hits a 41 Mithra THF for on average 30dmg per hit, crits at 60-80. any thf with levelled marksmanship could take him out, easily. has roughly 1500-1600HP

killed it in about 2 minutes. dropped socks, Maple Shield, and necklace. camping it again right now to check for recast time.

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Not too hard
# Sep 25 2005 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Just soloed this mob as a lvl 40war/20mnk, Hp = 832. No buffs, no food, but did start the fight with tp=150%. Immediately used TP for Armor break, Used Warcry and Dodge, and then about halfway through used Mighty Strikes just to be safe. Used Sturmwind once as well.

He used Strikes at the same time I did. His normal attacks gave me 30-40 dmg, and once he cast strikes he was taking off 40-70 pts a shot but nothing serious. I beat him with 455 hit points left.

Found him at I-8. He does spawn anywhere in that circular room on the first floor.

Edited, Sun Sep 25 18:01:30 2005
Got him and his bracelets too!
# Sep 15 2005 at 4:42 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
9k? Maybe you are thinking of Gigas Socks.
Bracelets are equippable, give 3 STR, and go from 30-50k on Fairy. I got mine just now, level SAM34/WAR17, took it out with a 60BLM linkmate.

With Meatkabobs and all my other STR gear I've got over 50 STR in total now, and I'm only a Manthra.
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Beat it
# Sep 10 2005 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
166 posts
Me and my party beat this thing a few days ago. We were all levels 22-24 and it wasn't too hard, but not easy either.

And after all that I got some gigas socks that i sold for 3k ^^.
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# Sep 07 2005 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Me and a pt's took this thing down a few days ago, though as I can rember if it put up much of a fight in compairson to any of the other Giants in the first floor of the tower, Though I have to say in one way that this thing was tough since the pt was lvl 23-24 range... ;>.> got about 240exp from it to :P
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# Jul 05 2005 at 6:24 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts

where does he spawn, i have no idea!
(too weak)
# Jul 04 2005 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
151 posts
went in DRK31 PLD30 PLD44, (PLD was lvlin Polearm so was hittin quite weak) an we saw it..thought, **** y not get it..got it an it was too easy...the PLD44 never got hit much so me (DRK31) an the PLD30 got all the hate...he was down in seconds,..Mighty Strikes did barely anythin to me an i had berserk, last resort an souleater up! All we got was the smelly socks...worth anythin?
PS. all of the above plus 300% TP with Hard Slash=Ownage! XD
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Not that hard
# Jun 20 2005 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Sorry for the extra posts

Edited, Mon Jun 20 03:09:27 2005
I find it funny being called a newb, I have been playing these games long before most of you were born. LOL World of Greyhawk ring a bell? Le Maison De Guerre Forever.
Not that hard
# Jun 20 2005 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Lvl 36/18 rng/thf with bloody bolts and it was a walk. He went down after picking off the others in the room first. BTW used acid bolts to lower his def from time to time.
I find it funny being called a newb, I have been playing these games long before most of you were born. LOL World of Greyhawk ring a bell? Le Maison De Guerre Forever.
Not that hard
# Jun 20 2005 at 2:06 AM Rating: Default
14 posts
Lvl 36/18 rng/thf with bloody bolts and it was a walk. He went down after picking off the others in the room first. BTW used acid bolts to lower his def from time to time. Dropped socks n necklace

Edited, Mon Jun 20 03:15:19 2005
I find it funny being called a newb, I have been playing these games long before most of you were born. LOL World of Greyhawk ring a bell? Le Maison De Guerre Forever.
Don't go afk...
# Jun 04 2005 at 6:34 AM Rating: Default
20 posts
WHM went afk without saying anything, puller asked if we should take it, I looked it up level 28-32, we're a full 25 party so I say sure...Got it to 40% life, it used mighty strikes during that time and me and the other blink tank didn't take much damage from it. We all had to zone because of the whm and didn't get to kill it, a level 64 rdm did instead. Killable by a party with utsusemi easily, although the 2hr was hitting for just over 100 damage on contact.

PS Was a French pt and the whm came back saying 'perdon, afk belle maman' whatever that means. Don't go afk without saying something guys seriously. Especially if you're the whm....lol.

*edit* can't spell..heh.

Edited, Sat Jun 4 07:36:40 2005
# May 10 2005 at 11:44 AM Rating: Default
2 posts
Its Harder than LVL 28-32. We had 3 lvl 25 WAR, 2 lvl 26 WHM, and a lvl 24 RM. O Yhea we also had to 50+PLs and it took us 2 trys to kill it. MPK the first time. REVENGE the second. We got the socks and I won the lot, o well it was fun and my first NM kill.
low party womped him
# Apr 27 2005 at 3:59 PM Rating: Default
me and my party yesterday took him out 2 times yesterday first time i was 23 and the party was 23galka war/mnk
RE: low party womped him
# Apr 27 2005 at 4:02 PM Rating: Default
hada taru whm lvl 22 a rng 24 a nin23 a blm 23 and thf 22 the thief says hes there and we decide to take him first time he went down without much of a fight just killed whm at the end and second time we fought him was as if he was out for revenge mostly wipped out our party was fun though
fun fight
# Apr 15 2005 at 4:50 PM Rating: Default
96 posts
Went in there today to just throw a pt together to fight the bats and gigas'. Our setup was with a 24 MNK (me), 24 BST, 22 NIN, 23 BLM, 23 RDM, and 24 BLM. Before we decided to call it a day, I was pulling mobs and I saw the NM standing there. We decided to give it a go and we got him good, while everyone around the area watched. Fun times.
Lvl 40
# Apr 14 2005 at 8:11 AM Rating: Default
7 posts
Can a lvl 40 DRK take it?
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RE: Lvl 40
# Jun 07 2005 at 4:00 PM Rating: Default
11 posts
i killed it in three seconds flat with my blm, which was ~45 at the time. i dont think a 40drk will have a hard time at all ^^
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RE: Lvl 40
# Jun 02 2006 at 3:21 AM Rating: Default
60 posts
i just fought the *******. 36war/18mnk. the fight was kinda long and i stopped payin attention during the battle for a min. that was a mistake. i didnt use my Selbina milks when i shoulda, no 2hr either. he used his mighty strikes and swept the floor wit me. not really. i almost had him. id say he had about 4 slivers worth of power, so like 1, maybe 2 more hits from me and i coulda took him. next time ill pay more attention and get my revenge!!

# Mar 26 2005 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Does he drop anything that is worthwhile?

His color is kinda cool :D
# Mar 22 2005 at 3:46 AM Rating: Default
30 posts
Found him at G-8 on first floor of lower tower. As a 48rdm/blm with refresh/stoneskin/haste/enfire and enfeebles he went down after steady swining and not much trouble. He used mighty strikes, but all in all I only took around 80dmg. I didn't nuke at all. He dropped the socks.

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killed him
# Mar 15 2005 at 1:23 AM Rating: Default
ran in as DRK49/THF15 and saw him at the doorway, kicked his a$$, and he did maybe 125 damgae to me, used mighty strikes but it did little, he dropped gigas socks and a maple shield. i dont think thats, good but he doesnt drop much else
killed him
# Mar 15 2005 at 1:22 AM Rating: Default
ran in as DRK49/THF15 and saw him at the doorway, kicked his a$$, and he did maybe 125 damgae to me, used mighty strikes but it did little, he dropped gigas socks and a maple shield. i dont think thats, good but he doesnt drop much else
killed him
# Mar 15 2005 at 1:22 AM Rating: Default
ran in as DRK49/THF15 and saw him at the doorway, kicked his a$$, and he did maybe 125 damgae to me, used mighty strikes but it did little, he dropped gigas socks and a maple shield. i dont think thats, good but he doesnt drop much else
#Mianu, Posted: Mar 06 2005 at 10:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this guy has really good accuracy for lvl 32 he was hitting me pretty often with my evasion capped as a 54thf/27nin 22 dmg on regulars50+ on crits
# Mar 05 2005 at 1:55 AM Rating: Default
4 posts
i am lord burnt bacon
i am tasty
i am crispy
if you shant bow down to my tastiness and crispiness you will perish
Gigas Bracelets
# Mar 04 2005 at 1:50 AM Rating: Default
6 posts
Epialtes DOES drop Gigas bracelets.
How do I know this, you ask?
I just got them. ^^
Droped Bracelets
# Feb 08 2005 at 11:54 PM Rating: Good
183 posts
saw this thing drop Gigas Bracelets
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# Feb 08 2005 at 11:56 AM Rating: Default
43 posts
Went into Lower Delkfutts today with my pt, 23RNG, 23RNG, 23WHM, 24NIN, 23MNK, 23BRD (me)

Saw him, built up some TP, full rest, took him on.

I used soul voice, Minuet II, Madrigal and Requiem II and backup healed, Monk used Hundred Fists. He went down hard

Got a pair of socks, a necklace, and some ice crystals, but it was the challange that made it worth it
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# Feb 08 2005 at 12:47 AM Rating: Default
14 posts
This thing looks like it thinks its a bada$$ or something....I'm gonna farkin own this thing hardcore.
stupid thing
# Feb 06 2005 at 4:21 PM Rating: Default
829 posts
Killed it today... heard some PT exping shout that he was out while i was coming down from the top. Anyways i went to him he was still there killed him got some socks. Woopee socks i know maybe i can use it as a stocking for next christmas or even a sleeping bag :/

BTW he spawned at (I-8 first floor) so im guessing he can spawn in that whole room.
thats the best this guy has?
# Jan 31 2005 at 12:29 AM Rating: Default
Thats the best this guy has... a maple shield??? no... no, he's not a quest NM so he HAS to drop something better than a crappy maple shield... i mean c'mon, hes tougher than the estimated levels he is said to be, therefore... he could only logically drop something better. i hope i find out ^^ good luck to all and my your heritage prevail!!

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RE: thats the best this guy has?
# Feb 10 2005 at 10:31 AM Rating: Default
178 posts
He does drop the Gigas Bracelets as well which, for when i checked at Asura Jeuno AH, sold for 9K last. But that was a few months ago. In order to get to him, I believe if you go into delkfutt via qufim, go left at the intersection. Go up the stairs in the next room. Stay to the left after you go up the stairs. In that little room, he does spawn. Just I don't know the spawn rate, I kinda stumbled on this room lol.
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# Jan 23 2005 at 9:23 PM Rating: Default
4 posts
i'm a 54 whm and it linked all in the room and killed me ><
# Jan 16 2005 at 11:32 AM Rating: Default
12 posts
this guy is way higher lvl than it sayz lol
killing him, fun?
# Jan 05 2005 at 3:06 PM Rating: Default
1,024 posts
hehe i had fun killing him with my 61 whm for the first time, he hit me 2 times though ^-^ for 10 and 11 DMG
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# Jan 02 2005 at 11:53 AM Rating: Default
215 posts
I was in a PT yesterday, lvls 23-24 PLD,PLD,PLD,DRK,WAR, BLM (<-Me) with a lvl 30 WHM Pler. The DRK was pulling, and got him, and we fought him, and we won! all the PLD used 2hr, and so did I, near the end of the fight a high lvled PLd came and helped heal us! ^-^ It was the first NM i'd ever fought...and won.
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# Dec 21 2004 at 5:16 AM Rating: Default
740 posts
Fought this guy as a 33bst. Went through about a dozen pets, had him down to less than 5% hp, he goes unclaimed when I call the last pet... and a 40+ drk/war provokes his and finishes him with one hit. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR........
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# Jan 29 2005 at 2:24 PM Rating: Default
292 posts
<word> <up>

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# Dec 19 2004 at 4:58 PM Rating: Default
13 posts
i was in a pt lvl 24-25 i pulled this thing ater the pt said it was ok and we all died but the monk and whm hehe we got the soak and a maple shield /em slaps himself for being so stupid
never camp spook unless u got a thf 45+ 0/44 on it now Ooze is nice to camp tho
first NM
# Dec 07 2004 at 4:59 PM Rating: Default
This was my first ever NM, it spawned while we we lvling in the tower. One of our cocky members said we can take him and picked a fight with him. We were all 24/25 and I was WHM. It was an incredibly long fight and without foods/ethers taken by me, we would have lost. Every member died and one died twice, high lvl raised him, he got hit again ><. Ended up me and the tank left with less than 10 HP when the final blow was given by my staff ^^. I got the giga socks on the lot and made 8k off of them.
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# Dec 06 2004 at 2:38 PM Rating: Default
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Party was like this lv 24-25 pt RNG BRD SMN WHM THF RDM. Since I am a Galka I became tank and also puller. This guy Argos we said lets do this. So I voke it did sharp shot Eagle shot SMN does Astral Flow. Thf has TP ready we do Distortion Renkei. Its so close to death but so are we WHM does 2 hour full HP and do another Piercing arrow boom Dead. 192 exp with all the drops listed except for the crystal since it was beastmen that took over Quifim.
# Dec 03 2004 at 11:47 AM Rating: Default
7 posts
this NM is evil i say! Evil!!!! i was leveling my RNG with a lvl 23-24 party and we were leaving cause the party was disbanding, and we turn the corner to the qufim zone, and BANG! outta nowhere i see this huge axe kill the PLD in one hit,i stopped and was like "Wtf, how did u die" and he said, "Dont turn the corner, someone zoned Epialtes" I was like "oh ****..." and the MNK and the WHM were right behind the PLD, and they died just as fast and furiously....i ahd to get to jeuno fast..and if i BP'd i woud delvl, so i figured..."Hey, i'll use Camouflage" and well....i ended up getting past him and out, but on my way to jeuno, i weas aggroed by a wight....and im sure you all can guess what happened next ;;
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# Nov 28 2004 at 12:13 PM Rating: Default
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well, i was farming in lower delkfutt's when i ran into this funny beast. i had about 2/3 HP and decided to give it a shot as a DRG45/THF22 (sub THF for gil drops while farming the normal gigas.)

well, it was down to basically 6-7 hits to kill him when he 2hred on my ***. hahah man, that was funny. especially since i had about 150 HP left when he 2hred, and he started hitting me for about 40-50.

i went back after HPing to upper jeuno and wanted revenge. i wasn't full on HP 'cause i stopped to take on some wights/banshees/weapons out in qufim. so i was going to rest, lest i should have a repeat, fall to lvl 44, and lose 3 pieces of armor.

unfortunately, he aggroed this lv.30ish RDM running around, so i had to jump in to save the day.

the RDM cure3'd me during the fight, and i was thankful! i saved his ***, he saved mine, and i made 10k off the drops.
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