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Vana'diel Bestiary: Marchelute  

Family:Shadow
Found in:Valkurm Dunes
Job:Ranger
Level:41
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  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Detects by Low HP
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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cant get marchulete to spawn
# Mar 29 2012 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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i need help. i accepted the quest but cant find the ??? on the secret beach. i found ??? by the water but when i click it it says "an evil pressence is felt" or something. i read in a post that there is another ??? by the flowers and the engraved stone... please help me anybody.
too easy
# Jul 06 2009 at 10:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Just smoked this guy as 75 SAM/WHM for LS person. DD did 80 at most and didn't even eat through the Stoneskin i put up till 1/2 way thru battle.
Nice weapon
# Jan 18 2009 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
I am a RNG and was thinking that this Shadow may start a new weapons trend for us. Do you think anyone might disagree with a RNG holding "knuckles" ? Any RATT / RACC "knuckes" out there? Hmmmm..
Not too bad
# Nov 06 2007 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Just soloed this guy as COR64/RNG32. I thought about going /NIN, but I knew my problems would arise once he got close and spammed Dimensional Death, so I figured I'd want Barrage and Sharpshot to kill him as fast as possible. Killed some lizzies to get over 100 TP, buffed myself with Chaos Roll and Samurai Roll (I was using Corsair Bullets for the R.Acc, so I didn't need Hunter's Roll), luckily got an 11 on Chaos, and popped him. Sharpshot >> Slug Shot >> Barrage >> Slug Shot >> Shoot to full >> Slug Shot >> Fire Shot. After the first Slug, he ran in to melee and my health started going down fast, thanks to those Dimensional Deaths. Thankfully, I was able to get to 100%, Slug, Fire and kill him, but I was left at about 100 HP, so a few more seconds and I'd have been gone. Altogether, was about 45 seconds. Definitely get TP on the mobs before engaging him. This strategy should work well for any Corsairs or Rangers above 60 who want to get AF1 for their WHM.
PLD solo
# May 01 2007 at 1:42 AM Rating: Decent
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when you fight this thing, just get a high lvl PLD. killed him many times on my 75 PLD, his ranged attacks miss alot, and when they do hit they hit for low dmg. dimensional death can be a pain, just make sure you flash asap and cure yourself back. with gallant leggings equipped he was intimidated 50% for a minute. HP never went below 800
Fighting this guy
# Apr 02 2007 at 8:31 PM Rating: Default
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Despite what the posts below say this guy is no pushover

i just finished him off as a 71BLM/WHM

I figured Sleep Nuke was kinda pointless cause he is a dark based mob and usually it doesnt stick long enough to be pointfull.

I like to try to Melee as BLM so i pulled out my Ebony Staff and started wackin him

The only thing he did the whole time was Use Demonsional Death. which hit me for around 100-200 damage. Being a Taru with 700 HP wasnt the funnest thing.

If you fight this thing just make sure you have HP to take damage with. If your a taru try to go as a Pet job, BST, SMN, PUP etc.

There was one point when i had 42 hp left (he hit me regularly for around 50-90)

Also he killed my galka NPC. I did win but if i had to fight again i would use a different Strategy.
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# Feb 16 2007 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo'ed him today - RDM 65/BLM 32. Wasn't much of a challenge. I decided to not use the traditional "Sleep-nuke" tactic, as Shadows aren't fans of sleeping, and went instead for Bind, along with some DoT. I was just out of range for his ranged attacks, and he missed me half the time anyway.

Converted twice, and only engaged him once. He hits kind of hard and wore through Stoneskin rather quickly so I chose to go back to Bind-nuking to finish him. Came close to running out of MP with 6 minutes left on Convert timer but just keep Binding him and resting out of range. Got some MP back, nuked him, Converted again (finally!), Chainspelled (just for the ownage of it) and nuked him to death.

The best part was seeing all the young nooblets on the beach watching me like I was God or something. Not really a terribly hard NM, and had I kept the DoT up from the very start he'd have been even easier, but he was still a fairly simple kill. Fun times.

Edited, Feb 16th 2007 9:18pm by Aksannyi
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# Nov 27 2006 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
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We Just did this Shadow with

71 whm/blm
58 mnk/sam
51 drg/war
40 rdm/whm

And totally pwned it!!!

Monk boosts 3 times, ChiBlast >>>O 100 dmg
Raging fists, 760 dmg
Dragoon Penta Thrust 640 dmg Flame Breath 119 (Go Firewing!!!)
Jump 100+ high jump 200~
Whitemage Banish III 500+
another Raging fists and this Tavnazian Pass is in the Bag,
Thank you Servants of Siren!



Edited, Nov 27th 2006 11:13pm by Filibaunt
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# Dec 20 2006 at 7:33 PM Rating: Good
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Uh well.... No ****?

Why do people always come in here bragging about how they raped these **** *** NMs with their parties of people that are completely unnecessary.

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# Mar 15 2007 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
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theres no cussing in our linkshell.

P.S. totally unessecary is how SoS gets it done dawg O.o

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# Mar 15 2007 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
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sounds like you could use a new linkshell.
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Lightsday Fight
# Oct 07 2006 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Dumah (71 BLM/ 35 RDM) and I (WHM 44/BLM 22) went looking for this on lightsday. Fight took 2 minutes with his NPC. Shadow cast Dimensional Death about 8 times along with other WS.

Thank you Dumah! You got me my blessed hammer!
everyone died....
# Aug 24 2006 at 6:37 PM Rating: Decent
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ok so once i wa slvling my 18 smn in the dunes, and it was going good, we had a pl (73 whm) and we were doing just fine...until we saw our thf who was pullings hp drop to zero in an instant. We were like what hit you and he was like some wierd elvaan, and he tells us its coming twords us, so we were all like np the pl will kill it...pl died, then we really start to panic when it comes out of nowhere and demolishes my entire pt exept for me for some reason, and some idiot brd casted some sorta song on it and it followed her almost all the way to slebina, and then she dies, so im like running franticly and i see like a huge pile of dead bodies all the way to selbina, so i summon carby to buy me time if it aggroes me, and like 2 seocnds later an arrow(amazingly) misses me so im like omg im screwed, and carby goes after the cursed thign and dies in like 1 shot, soim shouting for everyone to run away cause soem crazy monster is killing everybody, and they all laugh, so i make it to selbina and when i zone out everyone standing at the entrance it dead, and some blm 75 is getting killed by it, so then another blm 75 comes up and kills the stupid thing in like 2 minutes. so i survive, while like 100 other ppl are dead.

wtf how did this happen? i thought it only spawned in secret beach force pop.
everyone died....
# Nov 10 2007 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
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lol humorous story.
everyone died....
# Dec 04 2006 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
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tenkia wrote:

wtf how did this happen? i thought it only spawned in secret beach force pop.


Yeah, this happened to me once when lvling my thf. I'm not exactly sure how, but somehow the whm ran away (left the zone) and left his/her pt to be masacured. The mob continued to run around the dunes killing everything in its path but I guess since it didnt kill the whm yet it was able to not disappear.

Lol, in my case, when I first met the mob I had no idea what to do, so I just used Steal on it and ran to Selbina (I was close to the zone and VERY lucky). When I came back, it was just a graveyard. The original pt came back (except the whm)because they set their hp in Selbina and heard about the masacure. They tried to win- died obviously, but I got my info from them. Took a half hour for someone to attack it and call for help. Thus Marchelute was defeated. Never got anything from that Steal though...
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everyone died....
# Aug 24 2006 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
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ok so once i wa slvling my 18 smn in the dunes, and it was going good, we had a pl (73 whm) and we were doing just fine...until we saw our thf who was pullings hp drop to zero in an instant. We were like what hit you and he was like some wierd elvaan, and he tells us its coming twords us, so we were all like np the pl will kill it...pl died, then we really start to panic when it comes out of nowhere and demolishes my entire pt exept for me for some reason, and some idiot brd casted some sorta song on it and it followed her almost all the way to slebina, and then she dies, so im like running franticly and i see like a huge pile of dead bodies all the way to selbina, so i summon carby to buy me time if it aggroes me, and like 2 seocnds later an arrow(amazingly) misses me so im like omg im screwed, and carby goes after the cursed thign and dies in like 1 shot, soim shouting for everyone to run away cause soem crazy monster is killing everybody, and they all laugh, so i make it to selbina and when i zone out everyone standing at the entrance it dead, and some blm 75 is getting killed by it, so then another blm 75 comes up and kills the stupid thing in like 2 minutes. so i survive, while like 100 other ppl are dead.

wtf how did this happen? i thought it only spawned in secret beach force pop.
duoable with 40s jobs....
# Aug 07 2006 at 10:24 PM Rating: Decent
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This is very very duoable with a 40 WHM and either a 48 THF/NIN or 48 RNG/NIN. Sleep bolts work wonders on this guy. Original party was me 48 THF/NIN and 40 WHM/BLM. I got him down to 15% very very safely by spamming sleep bolts, moving in for cyclone when i got tp, putting shadows back up, and spamming sleep bolts some more. WHM kept me hasted and threw the occasional cure when he managed to hit me. most of the time WHM was able to rest to recover MP. At 15% though, I realized I was running out of sleep bolts, so WHM invited a 40ish DRK to come help.... of course with a DRK thwacking it, i can't sleep it, and we got wasted... luckily WHM invited a nearby 68 SMN at the last second, who proceded to own it with shiva ^^. congrats to Feo on midgard for WHM AF1 ^^.
killed him in under 2 minutes
# Jul 30 2006 at 4:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Our party was 45 mnk/war, 47 war/nin, 46 whm/blm and 64 bard/whm. The first 3 of us ran around got 300% tp, buffed, ptotectra, shellra, stoneskin on the 46 whm since she had to activate it. bard played a couple of songs, Mages Ballad was one. Anyway WHm pops it. War/nin provokes and Marchelute rapidly eats his shadows. I'm the mnk and I had aleady dodged, focused and eaten a meat mithkabob. I unleash Raging Fists for 670. then follow with Hundred Fists. Whm and War also use their WS. From then on, its just a race between cure III and cure IV from Bard and Whm to keep me alive. Dimensional Death was used 8 times ranging in DMG from 110-456. I popped another raging fists at 100 tp for 655. My Hundred Fists wore off about 15 seconds before he died. neither the WHm or Brd were below 50% magic.
If anyone is curious...
# Jul 15 2006 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
If anyone is curious, a 65WHM, 40WHM and 40NPC can kill him fairly well, just remember to keep stoneskin, haste, prot4/shell3 and regen up.

It took a few minutes (by no means the quickest fight), but hate can be kept fairly solid (especially with stoneskin), and having a DD NPC there didn't hurt either. Banish 3 did about 350-s, I didn't try to cure, though the other WHM did pop off a cure 3 for about 100.

Revenge is sweet >:)

Edited, Jul 15th 2006 at 11:25am EDT by kingofzeal
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# May 29 2006 at 8:14 AM Rating: Decent
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A 45whm ls friend needed it so i gave it a try.
Fully buffed aquaveil and of course Enfire.
Dimensional Death was a real pain, in the end of the fight me and the whm were left close to 0 mp, however i forgot to do WS on him lol.
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I'm looking forward to beating more AF1 mobs i already beat rdm mob 2 times so far.
wtf?
# May 17 2006 at 4:22 PM Rating: Default
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Linking

Linking? has anyone else here ever once seen another shadow in the dunes, besides doman, who is also a force spawn? I sure as **** haven't.

Edited, Wed May 17 16:25:47 2006
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# Jan 22 2006 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Lol...I've been reading every post...only one person has mentioned fighting it at the same level as Marchelute itself, and he was moaning about how hard it was. I'm still curious though, is it possible to beat him at WHM41? With a party of people at that level, and without a high leveller helping
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Edited, Dec 14th 2006 2:14pm by Blackroses
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# Dec 30 2005 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
My friend(54rdm/blm) and I (54thf/nin) duo'd this guy with ease. I tanked it and just made sure to keep shadows up in case of Dimentional Death. It only took a few minutes and we were both barely in the yellow and the rdm had about 150mp left at the end of the battle. I'd say he's definately not 41, but to me all shadow mobs seem really tough for their level.
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# Dec 22 2005 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I was already arrived to find the ??? when a Ls friend todl me I can't solo this thing. I finally realized that the ??? was ponly spawning at night.
I was drg/whm lv.60 and I wanted to solo it for myself. Called wyvern, called npc(whm lv.38), buffed and poped him. The fight lasted about 3 mins and at the end I had 350 hp, 20 mp... But i did it. -.^ All in all I had a great time, and A nice Blessed Hammer for my whm.
Drg/whm
# Dec 14 2006 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Ooops, did it again! Oo
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# Dec 06 2005 at 9:28 AM Rating: Default
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I soloed this mob on my Blm 75 main. At first, I was extremely scared none of my enfeebs would hit, and that it would murder me. BUT, I jut straight up put mad enfeebs on it-Bio II, Paralyze, Blind, Slow, Poison II, and Frost, and slowly nuked away. I would bind it and gently nuke it over and over. When it became unbound it would begin to run after me, and I would just bind it again. My enfeebs were never resisted. This was actually a great time. Towards the end, when it had like 25% HP, I decided to melee it. I broke out my staff and appraoched it. It missed decently, but it began to do Dimensional Death like every few swings. It DID hit pretty hard, but I popped a HP drink, and just kept to it. In the end, soloed it on Blm, and had a great time doing it :P
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# Nov 22 2005 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Level 50 whm in LS asked me to help him on this. I asked who else was coming, and he said me and him could take it. I got my PLD (55) and headed out. Seen a THF I know and asked him to come along. He was 61 or 62 at the time. WHM poped him I voked flashed,bashed and senty. Thf got hate real fast vokes would not pull it off of him. I 2hred for hate and got it for about 3 sec. I would have to say it took us maybe 2 mins to kill.
{Easy Prey} for THF/NIN
# Oct 19 2005 at 5:30 AM Rating: Decent
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If your a 60 Thf/Nin and above, hes very easy to solo. My Whm friend needed help with her AF and asked me to fight the NM for her. I was cool with it so we went to Valkurm Dunes. I read up on this guy b4 hand just to see what i would be dealing with, and he looks difficult, so i said "let me get 100 tp for Dancing Edge". So i went around killing pugils for a little bit and told her i was ready.

When she examined the ??? he popped behind her. i told her not to move. I sneak attacked and Dancing Edge him for 1000+. keep in mind, i have haste and Utusemi on me, i didnt need protectra, i would think shellra would be more affective.i told her to {pull back}just in case of AOE. He was missing alot, he had very poor accuracy but he had a crap load of hp and was pretty quick. Everytime my 2nd shadow went down, i began casting utsetsmi: ichi again. I would do a DE on him every 30-40 sec for roughly 500-700 dmg. I didnt want her to cure me or be near me, cuz i didnt want her to get hate (i have the worst luck when it comes to keeping hate), all the curing was done b4 the fight even started.

Now, he does do some kind of weaponskill attack that went through my shadows for about 200+ dmg, but thats nothing to worry about. just keep your shadows up and you should be fine.
A very tough guy
# Oct 18 2005 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
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First attempt:
My friend PLD 51 + myself BST 45 + Crab Jug Pet.
After we had done 6000 points of damage to him (according to the chat log window).
my friend died, and I died soon after that too. Marchelute had still 20% of its life points, so I would estimate its total life points are 7000.

Soon after that I got a RDM 60 to help with our second attempt to win. My friend PLD 51 first didn't want to come, but the RDM 60 said there would be no way to kill Marchelute without tank. So after begging my PLD friend again he came a second time. This time we had RDM60 + PLD50 + BST45 (myself) + Crab Jug Pet.
This time we could win the battle, it still took us 5 minutes to kill Marchelute's 7000 life points.
I doubt this guy is soloable at all, mainly because of its huge health bar. Also one out of three attacks it does is Dimensional Death.

Very dangerous Shadow! Scary!

Edited, Tue Oct 18 12:04:20 2005
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# Sep 12 2005 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Soloed this as a 53RDM/26BLM well... the scary part was when he got me down ti 96hp 0.o lol
It was not easy <.< Had to keep buffs up
Stoneskin>Phalanx>>Enthunder>ProtIII>ShellII>
Haste,he has alot of hp i'd say >.< His WS did 150dmg with Stoneskin I had to sleep him two times to convert...but aside from that ...easy <.<
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# Aug 25 2005 at 9:08 AM Rating: Default
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i hate this guy, i was doin brd quest as 30 mnk and ran to the song runes, notice a bunch of ppl fightin sumthin, then bout halfway through cutscene i gethit in the back with a critacal hit from his bow.
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# Aug 25 2005 at 9:08 AM Rating: Default
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i hate this guy, i was doin brd quest as 30 mnk and ran to the song runes, notice a bunch of ppl fightin sumthin, then bout halfway through cutscene i gethit in the back with a critacal hit from his bow.
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# Aug 25 2005 at 9:08 AM Rating: Default
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i hate this guy, i was doin brd quest as 30 mnk and ran to the song runes, notice a bunch of ppl fightin sumthin, then bout halfway through cutscene i gethit in the back with a critacal hit from his bow.
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# Aug 21 2005 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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My pt was 59WAR/NIN
40WHM/BLM
np...
demention death hit for about 150-350 or so each time, ranged attacks hit me like 100 ><
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How/Where Does He Spawn?
# Jul 22 2005 at 10:16 AM Rating: Default
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So, I gather he spawns on the Secret Beach in or around the cave leading to the Gustav Tunnel. When does he pop up? One post mentioned him only spawning for ppl who have activated a quest. If this is true, what quest?

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# Aug 02 2005 at 9:27 AM Rating: Good
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being able to read is a nice thing:
"Involved in Quests:
* Messenger from Beyond - WHM AF1"
it can only be popped by 40+ WHMs that have their AF1 quest triggered
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# Jan 25 2006 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
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In fact your job dosen't have to be whm atm of poping it... Just need the quest activated.
not a monk
# Jul 12 2005 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
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He uses a bow, he's a ranger.
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# Jun 27 2005 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent
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My pt for this mob

SAM67/RNG33
WHM41/BLM20

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# Jun 11 2005 at 4:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I noticed this NM chasing someone out of the secret beach. Knowing nothing about the NM, I engaged it as a RDM59/BLM29. Keeping Plananx and Stoneskin up as well as having Pro/Shell 3 up too, I was able to take the hits, ranged attacks, and even the Demensional Death with somewhat ease. I threw a couple enfeebs out to give a little trouble too. Everything was going ok until about half the NM's HP. My Refresh ran out and I didn't have enough MP to recast. I made a run for the zone. Eventually, I noticed it disengage and start heading back. I used Convert, healed, recast refresh and my defense spells, then went back in. By this time, the NM has full HP again. everything goes the same until one of my friends passes by (WHM40+) and I sent invite to join the fight. A couple mins later, I spot a SAM56 and pull him into the battle as well. After a while, the NM finally goes down, with me tanking it the entire time.
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# Jul 17 2006 at 9:13 PM Rating: Default
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hmmm
i dont see how you could tank over a SAM56 as RDM59
maybe with a few cures on the SAM from havin hate, but unless that SAM was gimp as heck, i just dont see it
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# May 18 2005 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
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id just like to say.. that this is a MNK not a RNG..used counter on us..and i beat it with a 56THF/NIN
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that this is a MNK not a RNG


It used eagle eye shot, and pretty much spams shooting arrows, so I'm just gonna guess that it's a RNG
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# May 12 2005 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Solod it as 62 PLD. He could hardly touch me, and when he did, I just cured. Each Vorpal Blade did 800+ damage. I splurged my mp because I had some left over ^^
Weapon..?
# May 05 2005 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
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What's the daggerish weapon it wields?
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# May 19 2005 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Its like a Qatar, sort of like a claw. Definately a Hand to Hand weapon though, leading me to think he's a monk.
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# Apr 18 2006 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Quite tough
# May 04 2005 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Just fought this guy for a WHM in my ls. Party setup was:

DRG 61 (me)
MNK 51
WHM 41

We had toruble finding spawn point, we were tyring the SAM AF2 one lol. I found it just as morning arrived and we spawned him.
I let out a penta which hit for over 1k, so I had hate for the res of the fight. He does very heavy damage so be warned. I was down to 250HP at one stage from countless Dimension attacks.

We killed him in about 2 minutes and despite my struggle to keep HP, we pwned him ^^
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i hate this thing
# May 01 2005 at 6:12 PM Rating: Decent
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i helped 2 whms with this thing and the fight took like 10 mins each time and i being a 52 mnk thought it was going to be easy it spammed its ws like tp was a given thing and it took 6 ragings fists for 400+ each fight both whms used all the mp keeping me alive each fight so i would take more then 1 person ta kill it
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41? i think not ><
# Apr 20 2005 at 4:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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Somehow i don't believe Marchelute is lvl 41 either ^^; I (lvl 41 Whm) fought him the other day along with a lvl 57 Rng and a lvl 50 Rdm, he killed us...and from what i saw he had extreemly high evasion, Sidewinder missed him twice along with most of our other attacks, he just spammed Dimentional Death the whole fight which hit for 300 Dmg each time X_x; ouch..maybe its just me, but he was no walk in the park ^^;;

Second time round i had a whole pt complete with high lvl players, i over did it a bit, but {Death}again? lol {No thanks} ^^; We built up TP before hand and opened the fight with an awesome Transfixion SC *Penta Thrust + Sidewinder + double MB*....he was down to less than half his HP within seconds...i got my revenge ;; */em slaps Marchelute* and i got my Blessed Hammer^^ *w00t!* thanks to everyone who helped, especially Senkin ^o^

Edited, Wed Apr 20 05:58:24 2005
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Just finished
# Apr 18 2005 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I just finished this battle.

My party was:

40 Whm (Me)
75 Sam
75 Whm

Marchelute was dead in a matter of 5 seconds.

^_^
training bad but in the dunes big deal
# Apr 02 2005 at 5:25 AM Rating: Decent
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maby not a total despawn. But have it set so that if it gets to close to a zoneing area that it wont aggro non-combatants under like level 20.

would be a pain in **** to program but would stop people from pulling it acrost the dunes just to watch some random killing.

Normaly I dont have a problem with someone zoneing expecaly if the fight is honestly outa their league then its totaly In character reaction run like crazy to safty. But if you manage to run from the beach all the way to the town. In this case Id say it almost certainaly was for amusement. It does good damage to even higher levels and is not slow. I cant see a player under level 50 making that run unless they specificly planned on running before the fight ever started. While some classes might be able to run. None would be able to start the fight see that it was not a possible fight then turn and run that far.

However, Its the dunes. So lol death to strange newbees that dont know beter than sitting in the entrence of one of the biggest hotspots in the whole games for parties running to zone with trouble on their heals is exceptable to me.
RE: training bad but in the dunes big deal
# Jun 01 2005 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone zoning this to Selbina did it intentionally; most people able to withstand more than a hit from him or be able to run from him would know that the zone to Gustav Tunnel was right there.
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RE: training bad but in the dunes big deal
# Feb 10 2007 at 9:44 PM Rating: Decent
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rofl, I was thinking the same thing. XD Was wondering why everyone ran to Selbina when Gustav is right there <_<
41?
# Mar 27 2005 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm not sure this is level 41. My WHM friend I was helping and I (57 PLD) fought this thing and esch of had no more MP and i was down to 400 HP. But i counted it using Dimensional Death 13 times >.< so I'm not sure.
41?
# Mar 27 2005 at 12:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Double Post

Edited, Sun Mar 27 00:36:41 2005
Just solo'd
# Mar 24 2005 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Just solo'd this as a lvl 60 ranger. Build TP before the battle or don't. It was a really easy fight. Lost all my shadows twice, took three dimensional deaths which put me into the yellow. Overall this homeboy has in excess of 6k hit points.
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# Mar 23 2005 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
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man from all of these reports on battles all you guys have gon through its making this guy sound easy. ill have to rally some of my friends together and kick this guy's **** some time :D
Bard solo
# Feb 17 2005 at 8:38 AM Rating: Good
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Quote:

A BRD75/WHM37 comes and gets it the second it hits night time. Took the ******* all night to kill it and we ended up helping at the end cuz she finally was going to lose. An hour later, we killed it easily. AF1. Yay :p

Boy, that must have been a completely clueless bard >.<
I just soloed this guy as a 62BRD/31WHM. It was a little slow (I'm used to it now), but I was never in any danger.

Sleep - Stoneskin + Blink + Ballads. Fight for a bit and repeat. When at 300 TP, full heal & Spirits Within.

Really quite easy, with the proper strategy, even for a wimpy old bard. Smiley: wink2
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# Feb 02 2005 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I was partying in the Secret Beach at around 5AM GMT when my party (6 lvl 18-20's) spotted him going into the cave. We chased him but he took out me and another PT member. Does he despawn because he disappeared after that and I don't recall seeing any high-leveled players get there to kill him.

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Assassingod lvl 18WAR/9MNK

Edited, Wed Feb 2 09:34:28 2005
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# Jan 26 2005 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
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me BLM65/WHM32 soloed it with 3 spells
it was easy
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Soloable?
# Jan 19 2005 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
Query: Do you have to be whm at the time of the fight to get the AF1 drop, or can you activate the quest as whm, fight the NM as another class, switch back to whm, and talk to the NPC to get the hammer?

Seems that would be *real* convenient-like for me, since I don't plan on taking whm up past 40 until my bard is 60 or better; and although bard is hardly the *best* class for soloing, Lullaby ought to make it doable.
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RE: Soloable?
# Jan 23 2005 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes, you are able to spawn the NM as another job as long as you have activated the quest.
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# Dec 28 2004 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Just did this one last night for a whm friend in my ls. Wasn't too hard, we had lvl 41 whm/20 blm, 45 whm/22 thf (whom helped out while waiting on Golden bat to spawn), a 40 DRG/20 MNK, 42 DRK/21 WAR, 45 WAR/22 MNK, and me- 43 DRG/21 WAR...wasn't too hard at all, warrior kept hate, we all went in with full hp/mp and 300% TP. No 2 hours had to be used, and noone died plus WHM's still had a good amount of MP Left. All in all, be very prepared for the things you are not sure about.
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Dimensional death sucks
# Dec 27 2004 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
O.o; Yeah my title says it all. I was taking him as a lvl 55mnk/27war for my friends whm af weapon quest. I was doin ok but then he used Dimensional death. It brought me from 750hp to 7. I died.. so yeah. Demensional death lives up to it's name. If ya plan on fighting him, be careful :p
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