Vana'diel Bestiary: Mischievous Micholas  

Found in:Yuhtunga Jungle
Found at Location:G - 9
  • Notorious Monster
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Pursues by Scent
  • Based on Lightning
  • Weak against Ice
Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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General Info

  • NM was a lottery spawn from the Young Opo-opo around G-9.
    • Usually spawns every two to five hours.
  • Has roughly 4,500 HP.
  • Has high attack speed.
  • High double attack rate.

Nyzul Isle NM Info

  • Drops a crate containing a ??? item which may appraise into Kidney Dagger.
  • Appears on floors: 21 - 40

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ok wtf
# Jul 30 2007 at 11:50 PM Rating: Decent
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ok im on ifrit server, its a small stupid server but w/e
i camp MM for the dagger not often but sometimes,
but idk if the pos is right on NM it says G-9 but for some reason
when ever i go to I-7 people say I-7 is it, and im just wondering
what the real pos is, so i can actually fight him for once
im a 61thf,61rdm, and 56rng, ive never found him on wide scan, and i always explore on my thf, but ive never seen him, was just wonderin if someone could help me out
dumbass monkey
# Jun 22 2007 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
was skilling up staff in the jungle as drg71/sam33 with a friend (pld75/war37) he d/ces and a pt comes by so i move my skill up spot to the area where this ******* spawns. kill first wave of monkeys getting nice skill ups and then i see him.

he hits fast but not very hard at lvl 71 i was gettin hit from 20-50 every hit and considering i only had about 400hp from fighting other monkeys in the area and wyvern had been tanking most of em i was in bad condition got him down to about 10% within a min then he used some move (cant remember name) and it hit for last 200dmg of my life no raises nearby so i HP

come back as drg/rdm just incase and kill him as well as 8 other monkey links easy 25xp and no drop 0/1 kidney dagger is worth around 80k on Remora Good luck to all you future hunters^^
kidney dagger - a joke
# Jan 25 2007 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I have fought this monkey many many different ways most of the time i have solo'ed him and a few times i had my friend 50thf be there for TH2. I have fought as a 75whm/37nin - 75whm/30thf - 62pup/31nin and 63pup/30thf - and out of the 30 times i fought him, not 1 kidney dagger droped just those stupid pamamas or wild pamamas. But fightin him as my pup i got 40-50 exp from the kill. Needless to say - any one that gets the dagger drop i think is very lucky ^^ but i still have hope that one day it will drop for me too

got drop
# Sep 17 2006 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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im bout 1/10 or so on this. i went and got the hornetneedle and figured id give it another shot tonight. got drop.
# Aug 31 2006 at 10:24 PM Rating: Decent
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you think a 60RDM could solo this?
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# Aug 13 2006 at 2:18 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
i'm 0/27. hadn't camped him in months, was in the neighborhood tonight, popped him during the second round of monkey pops cause no one camps him. no drop obviously. 26 of the 27 kills have been with TH2. this thing is my bane. one day... ONE DAY i will get this drop. yeeaarrereghhh
Monkey on speed
# Apr 23 2006 at 6:37 PM Rating: Decent
317 posts
Ok killed this guy today for the third time. Out of sheer boredom I decided to camp a NM. I'm a 69 taru mnk and this monkey puts up a very nice fight.

Because he goes totally ballistic ( very high att speed ) I would not recommend this unless you can deal a boatload of dmg in a short time or have a very high defense.

I only 2hr'ed him and think I would die if I wouldn't. He manages to rip about 900 to 1000 hp
from me in about 50 seconds. Seeing that I am a taru and a mnk that's no great achievement but I state this so you are able to get a idea of his attackspeed. I did about 6k dmg every time before he died and on neither of these occasions he was able to use his regen.

0/3 Good luck !!

P.s. 23 and 25 exp for this mob at 69

Edited, Sun Apr 23 19:38:51 2006
MNK BLM THF BST SAM DRK 75 | NIN 73 | RDM DRG 72 | PLD 70 | WHM RNG 67 | SMN 67 | WAR 63| BRD BLU 37
Merits :
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ELE 3 | ICE LIGHTN 3 | BURST II 1 | STR 5/5 |

Sandy Rank 10 Windy Rank 7 CoP finished
# Apr 16 2006 at 2:15 AM Rating: Decent
327 posts
Currently Camping this thing as a PLD60/War30

Serious warnings for Killing the PH, as there are so many monkeys around there, you attack one and its like the entire neighborhoods gone ballistic on you.
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RE: hmm
# Apr 16 2006 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
327 posts
For those of you wondering what happened, I had to use up alll of my Hi-Ethers and 2hr, I did however manage to get him down to 50percent health, and I feel that If I had more potions I could have taken this Notiorious Monster.
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# Mar 26 2006 at 7:37 AM Rating: Decent
123 posts
This guy isnt hard. I killed him a few times as 67rdm/whm (or /blm). Just kill all those monkey down there, cuz they are placeholders. the first spawn is pretty quick. But i wouldnt recommend to go on killing, cuz this could go on for hrs til the next respawn(respawn time is around 3-4hrs i would say, maybe a bit less). I didnt get much dmg, but links are really really annoying. Sleepga was fun for that, just so they dun scratch around on your Stoneskin. Mischievious Micholas hits pretty fast and Magic Fruit can heal a lot of his life. Not to mention MM has a lot of hp ><
The Placeholders are just down in the area of G-9, not up the ramp/around it.
Whatsoever... im 0/8 on this NM.

As rdm i would just buff up, Pro, Phalanx, Stoneskin and Ice Spikes. Micholas is not sleepable, fyi. And now, happy slapping lol

Edit: 1/15 on it, yay XD

Edited, Sun Jun 18 17:53:43 2006
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RDM75/BlM37 (/WHM) / DRG75/WAR37
# Mar 23 2006 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Just camped this guy, got claim, killed him, no drop. He popped in the open area near that little tunnel.
I tanked him as RDM66/BLM33. Was no problem. I had my brother help me as a 57THF. Only annoying thing in the fight was that "Magic Fruit" move, cured himself for over 1k. Other than that, he was hitting me for around 40dmg when stoneskin was down.
GL to all who camp it
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# Feb 22 2006 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
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guys its hyper nms f you ever fought roc he goes into "hyper mode"...
Level Incorrect? Doubt its 55
# Feb 10 2006 at 1:43 PM Rating: Excellent
351 posts
This is listed at level 55.

However, I solo'ed it at level 68 with my npc and gained 17 exp. I'd guess it's closer to level 62-63 based on that.

If not for some timely cure IV's by my npc buddy, I'd have died. I wasn't quite at full health or mp when starting, nor did I have my npc out either, but it certainly wasn't the cakewalk I was expecting by looking at the level 55 listed here.

No drop by the way.
# Dec 13 2005 at 10:21 PM Rating: Excellent
30 posts
I went 1 / 923874928738 on this stupid dagger, finally got it this morning. Solo'd it mostly as SMN, Fenrir tanked it well enough >.>b Noticed repop times anywhere from 1h20 past death to 3h+ -.-

Now that I actually have the dagger, Mischievous Micholas can burn in **** -.-
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2/4... 5 deaths
# Dec 08 2005 at 12:08 PM Rating: Excellent
60 posts
Killed this many months ago with LS mates, drk, smn and rng (me), all aroung lvl 45-ish. Not too much off a problem. Don't try to sleep this guy. Got the Dagger after the 2nd kill. Sold for 300k and split 3 ways.

About two nights ago, samn smn and I (57thf this time) try again so I can keep the dagger. We forgot to not try to sleep him... I died 5 times till we got the right combo. Got the drop from the 2nd kill again, but this time, its mine!
Ska started as a 60 smn, died twice, tried as 69 blm, died twice. Came back as 64 whm and he kept me alive while I tanked with Crow gear on.
4hr:55min between kills.

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# Sep 30 2005 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
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ugh, 0/18 now, had TH2 every time. god this game is retarded.
Tough One
# Aug 31 2005 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Just fought him while I was trying to farm the Overgrown Roses. But anyway... it is very difficult to solo him as a BST54/WHM27 (now lv 53 btw) killed me twice (yay for rerasie). Then got a 75 RDM to kill it for me, got the drop ^^

... and he won the lot.

Not easily soloable at lv54 BST, but possible; especially if you had /nin. Well, I'm gonna try again when I get back on ^^ should be interesting.
# Aug 29 2005 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
took him easily as a 62 thf, capped eva, marksmanship, status bolts, and utsusemi, he hit me about 2x lol (for 100+ a piece ><;)
check me out ^^
# Jul 24 2005 at 8:00 PM Rating: Good
70 posts
We fought it today with a DRK65, DRG59, WHM38 and nearly got owned. His AoE hit me (WHM38) for over 400 with Stoneskin and Blink up. Got 8 exp though ^ - ^

Kidney Dagger is worth 300k on Fairy right now.
# Jul 18 2005 at 11:26 AM Rating: Good
130 posts
i tought HNM the (H) meant huge? like steelfleece
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RE: hmmmm
# Nov 19 2005 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
I've heard it means hyper, but mostly I refer to it as High (higher than 75, anyways).
With my shield or HP-ing with it.
#RFSancho, Posted: Nov 20 2005 at 6:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ******* HNM means Honoring Notorious Monster
RE: hmmmm
# Jan 01 2006 at 3:47 AM Rating: Excellent
22,699 posts
it's High-Level sorry^^ SE said so themselves
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drop rate
# May 15 2005 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
drop rate for this guy really sux i have to say
killed more than 7 times all i got was thundermelons and otehr uesless stuff. may be i just have bad luck. >.< 0/7 i will get u till u drop!!
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Not an HNM =\
# Apr 18 2005 at 12:46 AM Rating: Decent
105 posts
This guy isn't and HNM =(

We killed it today after 2 Hours of killing, no drop, and no title ;_;
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Spawn Time
# Apr 29 2005 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
126 posts
i just spent 5hrs getting this guy to pop and got every drop except the knife. so annoying.

RE: Not an HNM =\
# Apr 18 2005 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
50 posts
I was camping it today with my friends on Asura. On my experience, it doesnt give a title... v.v However, to pop it out you do need to kill the Young Opo Opos arround, which are the place holders. He pops on the north Corner of the Grid, lower portion (down the chasm). Remember to kill the adds or it will own you! >.> it links.

Mayra 50WHM/25BLM
# Mar 21 2005 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
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HNM means Honorific Notorious Monster. It means that you get a title from killing it. It has nothing to do with how powerful the NM is.
I think people equate it to the power of the monster because most HNMs are very powerful such as Roc, Serket, Kirin, Vivian and so on.

You may now return to your kidney dagger/monkey talk.
# Apr 24 2005 at 8:50 AM Rating: Default
22 posts
>.> that makes Warcheif Varget an HNM...and I have never heard of him referred to as an HNM before. I was told HNM means Honorable (not much difference to Honorific) Notorious Monster.

I was also told that HNM's are Monsters outside of BCNMs that you can not solo even at lv 75 with any job. Not sure how true the 2nd part holds bc I've seen lv 75RDM/37NIN solo Serket. Anyways, my point is that HNM has come to refer NM of greater power than players can currently achieve.
# Feb 22 2007 at 12:05 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
HNMs are NMs that are involved in quests, missions, or require high lvls and parties to kill(which is why warchief is a HNM, cause he's there for Mission 2-3 sandoria portion), they are important NMs that usually dont have valuable drops, although some do and its "High-level Nitorious Monster"
# Apr 20 2005 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
1,300 posts
Hmm.. so that Mary sheep NM is an HNM eh? Deadly Dodo too? {That's interesting.}
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# May 22 2005 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
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He is right- the actual "H" in HNM means you get a title from killing it. The other definitions have just been suggested more and more, so the real definition of HNM is muddled under everything else. Lots of NMs have high respawn timers, not just the ones that take alliances to kill. ALL NMs are "higher than specified level. And the "Horrific", "Hyper", and "Hard" parts were created by people who didnt know what the "H" meant and just adopted their own version when a Japanese player told them "i am hunting HNM" and they couldnt figure out what it was, which works in a way because most HNMs take some skill to kill.

Yes Stray Mary, Skewer Sam, and Deadly Dodo (not sure) are HNMs because you get a title from killing it....Warchief Vatgit can be disregarded in a way because he doesnt drop anything of value, and hes actually for the rank 3 mission.
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45 Minutes!
# Feb 14 2005 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
437 posts
Popped this yahoo in all of 45 minutes. Spawns in the lower area near near the Overgrown Rose.

Easy fight but watch for links, there are a lot of Opo-opos that spawn down there and this guy has a lot of HP.
Killed this today
# Dec 24 2004 at 6:08 PM Rating: Good
659 posts
I decided that I was going to kill a few different nms the other day, and this was on that list. So I went and camped it for a while... 3 hours or so one day, then today I logged on thinking I will just check if it was there... killed the placeholders and on the next round it spawned ^^. So I cast poison on it and started killing it, at the start of the fight I had 640 hp, and by the end I was at 543 (though my wyvern healed me a lot during the fight :P). It wasn't really a hard battle, not like the Megalobugard (Megalobugard is about the same level it gave me 12 exp last time I killed it, and this nm gave me 14 exp). I killed it and got 2 bunches of Pamamas, a Kazham Pineapple, a Lightning Crystal, and... a Kidney Dagger. Oh I should note I killed this as a level 65 DRG/RDM
RE: Killed this today
# Dec 25 2004 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I solo'd this guy yesterday as 73PLD/WAR with 1500 hp/169 mp. I ended up using all my MP to cure myself and, just to be safe, used 2h and popped a Selbina Milk that I had leftover from crafting. It used 2 Magic Fruits and I think I used 3 Savage Blades before it died. I survived with ~350hp, so I probably could have lived with cures alone. Dropped a pineapple and 2 pamamas.
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# Dec 22 2004 at 7:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Seeing as my friend is going to be gone 2 weeks, I'm rather bored and can't level past her, as she's the White Mage for our static. :(

So I've decided to start doing solo NM hunts ^^ Not Valkurm Emperor or Lizzy crap, I mean NM's that nobody really goes after, something just for fun more than anything. And to prove I can. :P

First off was my Goblinsavior Heronox attempt, went smoothly but no drop. ; ;

Second, I bit off a bit more than I could chew and attempted to solo Dark Spark for my friend's AF Glove quest. I died due to Self Destruct and its constant Bio III spamming >< But she got her gloves, so I'm happy :D

Then I was browsing the forums here and saw this guy. I thought "Hmm, I may as well give it a shot. I hate monkeys." lol ^^;;

Kill a whole lot of monkeys for measly pamama drops for about 2 hours, I'm getting a bit tired.. -.-

Then I see a 66 SAM/THF (Underlevelled sub too!) come into the area and think "... Is he camping this thing too?".

About 4 minutes after he gets there, Micholas spawns and he grabs it :| I start to leave and kill an Overgrown Rose before I go, then notice.. the SAM gets completely owned by this monkey. o.O;

He dies and I wait for Micholas to get back to full HP before claiming him, cause I really didn't want to leech off his misfortune.. >.>;

Anyway, I drag this little sucker over to a corner where I hope no other Opos will link. Sadly, about 3 do but Spirit Taker once again wins, I never really go anywhere less than half MP or HP the whole fight despite links.

After a while, I managed to kill him (with HOLY!! OMGZ) and got the dagger :D Not sure what I'll do with it.. I guess I'll keep it for now, maybe skill up~

Happy Hunting
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# Dec 16 2004 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
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BST60 vs Mischievous Micholas
# Nov 23 2004 at 9:32 PM Rating: Good
2,371 posts
I just thought I'd share a little excitement I had a couple of days ago while fighting this NM.

I had been digging in Yuhtunga and decided to hop off of my bird near Micholas' spawn point. I tried to fight this NM once before, but I was testing out the feasibility of BST/THF. Luckily I managed to run far enough away from him after putting a jug on him that he forgot me and I survived.

But this time I had a plan!

I knew the crawlers in the southeast were the strongest charmables in the zone since I had leveled there as BST, so my plan was to work Micholas all the way down there and use the crawlers on him. The thing is, Micholas links with all other monkeys, so I would actually have to have him kill every single monkey along the way for complete safety.

So I did this. I literally charmed EVERY SINGLE monkey between Micholas' spawn and the crawler spawn in the southeast of the zone, threw them at him, and he quickly killed them. Monkeys did about 15 damage to Micholas and he did about 250 damage to them. It was a slaughterfest, but Phase I was complete: I got Micholas to the crawlers with zero links.

So I cross my fingers and hope my theory will prove effective. Suji charms the Soldier Crawler. I throw the crawler at Micholas and much to my disappointment, he slaughtered the crawlers in about 4-5 hits! At this point, I was starting to hurt because I didn't have juice and the dinks during pet swaps had added up.

It was clear I wasn't going to win solo and I had been talking to my LS about it. An LS WHM60 teleported over and we managed to barely finish off this NM with the help of one Courier Carrie.

Even though I didn't get the drop, it was pretty **** exciting and I was proud to just have gotten him that far on the map without any links. That said, I have a new plan that I want to try out just for the challenge to see if it will work. This time, rather than trying to pull him to the crawlers, I will use as many jugs as possible, only relying on charmable pets as a delay tactic when my jug timer is not ready.

This new plan has one possible point of failure, however: Micholas, like all monkeys, uses Magic Fruit, which is his ability to give himself back hitpoints. During the process of pulling him down there, he used the ability two times, so the whole sum of the damage done by the monkey genocide he performed was completely healed because of his huge Magic Fruit. ^^;

This will only get easier as we level, but I think these sorts of challenges are one of the things that make BST a fun job to play. I hit Lv61 now so the personal goal of kicking his but as BST60 will be slightly devalued, but I'm sure it'll still be fun to try again. ;)
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RE: BST60 vs Mischievous Micholas
# Dec 21 2004 at 12:42 PM Rating: Good
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Just for a little update. I went back as BST63 and solod him pretty easily with only one Carrie jug. Carrie lasted all the way to the end of the fight. I think I got kinda luck though because he never used Magic Fruit. Still, those 3 levels made a huge difference. Again, no dagger, but it was fun. :)
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RE: BST60 vs Mischievous Micholas
# Dec 10 2004 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
Nice try i wish i was a BST and could take a swing at this, good luck next time.

A video would be pretty cool if you can ^^
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Easily killed
# Nov 21 2004 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo'ed it as a level 66 ninja today, along with one link. Got hit once, for 66 damage. It's got low accuracy and evasion, but a good bit of HP.

Got... a pamama ><

Edited, Sun Nov 21 17:03:12 2004
RE: Easily killed
# Feb 17 2005 at 11:14 PM Rating: Good
586 posts
That's good news for me^^

Lots of HP sucks, but low accuracy mobs are right down my alley. I wonder how sleepable he is...
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# Nov 17 2004 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
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I guess he spawns in that down hill area where the Overgrown Rose pops. South part of G-8 and North part of G-9. I fought him twice tonite, died once due to about 7 or 8 Opo-Opo links then got raised and gravtied him and ran back to the north/mid box of G-8.

Had two links the second time but I was able to kill him. No drop, just two pamamas.
# Oct 24 2004 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
294 posts
I just solo'd this ******* , 74brd - taru . i **** near died. soul voice saved my *** w/ double paeons. he droped me a freakin pineapple.
Beware of Links.
# Oct 13 2004 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
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A 55rdm/whm (Leetking) and I (60thf/29war) duo'd it last night. It dropped nothing at all. Every monkey in the area linked and a Overgrown Rose chose to pop and aggro the rdm near the end of the fight.After the monkeys were done raping the rdm they just acted like nothing had happened at all and went on their merry way >.>.So the spawn spot is the pit near a zone to Yhoatar (accessable from the telepoint) with the ugly **** rose. Didn't pop afterwards even though we killed every single monkey to pop for 2 hours straight.Oh yeah it gave 13 exp (that might help with the "HNM" question.) Also had thousands of HP. Was a pretty darn long fight.

Edited, Wed Oct 13 21:34:26 2004
# Oct 10 2004 at 1:18 AM Rating: Decent
72 posts
can anyone tell me where this NM spawns?
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RE: Pos?
# Apr 16 2005 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Yuhtunga Jungle G-9 according to Mystery Tour
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# Oct 08 2004 at 12:48 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Just killed this thing.... its harder than it looks.

I am a 60 RDM/BLM and i was only hittin it for 30 and it was hittin me for like 60 with phalanx....

I was going to die, so i knew a SAM friend in the area, called him, kited the NM around for a while til he showed, then owned it. Got a thundermelon =)

SAM was lvl 62 >.<
RE: Hard?
# Oct 24 2004 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
234 posts
yea, rezo and i dropped this guy.. he hits somewhat hard.. i was hit for about 80 with defense gear on.. and hes not a slow fighter either. although I did drop him pretty fast with rezo supporting me. His defense wasnt high, my regular attacks did much over 100 without having my attack gear and i even managed a 1280 jinpu on him. we were never really in much trouble, rezo had me covered pretty well. seems like the kidney dagger is a rare drop, nothing but melons for us.

i would say that 2 60+ can solo him pretty easy.. a mage and a melee would work best from what i saw, we werent prepared at all and we still owned him so hes not a hard fight, and overall hes a lot of fun.
# Aug 23 2004 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
just seen a SMN75 solo it with Fenrir, didnt take her long, no drop
# Oct 02 2004 at 1:19 AM Rating: Default
79 posts
How is it possible that you are "0/2 on Zhuu Buxu the Silent" when he has a guaranteed drop?
# Jul 30 2005 at 3:13 PM Rating: Default
844 posts
Wherever you get your info, you should seriously stop listening to them......Camp the thing yourself and find out the truth.......oh, and for saying something that you aren't sure of, you get a big fat dumbass cookie. enjoy
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# Aug 04 2004 at 1:10 PM Rating: Default
106 posts
HNMs are simply NMs that give a title when you kill them. That's the only difference between them and a normal NM. Fleecey and Bloodtear are HNMs but we can take them out with a duo at 64, so it isn't something thrown in just for 75s.
# Oct 08 2005 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
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An HNM (whatever you want to designate "H" as) is an NM that's over the level cap of players, that requires an alliance or more to defeat and drops items that are rare. All those examples that were brought up like Roc, Serket and stuff might not fit the bill and weak stuff like Stray Mary DEFINITELY does not fit into this category.
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# Aug 24 2004 at 1:44 PM Rating: Default
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HNM's are the Hard NM's of the game. Even though you can DUO Steelfleece and Bloodtear, doesn't necessarily mean that they're not, cause they are. If you think about it, reason why there's 75's now, it's cause of the Zilart expansion. I think when the first game came out (in JPN) the level limit was 60 (correct me if I'm wrong here) and you couldn't kill Steelfleece and Bloodtear with 2 60's. That's why they're considered HNM's (and IMO they still are). Try it with 2 60's and see if you can kill it. Simurgh, Roc, King Arthro, Serket, Steelfleece, Bloodtear are still considered HNM's, since you need more than a group of 60's to efficiently kill them, unless you're uber and level 70. Even then you can still risk yourself of dying.

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# Sep 19 2004 at 3:28 PM Rating: Decent
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The original limit was 50. Certain mobs (such as the 2 above mention HNMs) were not even in the game at that time. And HNM is an NM that fits ceratin qualifications:

1) Not easily soloed even by a level 75.
2) Gives a title.
3) Any NM over level 75 is automatically considered an HNM.
4) Is much stronger than the mobs of the same type in the area (King Artho is no damned snipper)
5) Drops any abjuration item.

It doesnt have to fit all these qualifications, just some.

It's been disputed fiercely what an HNM is on a lot of the boards I've been on but this is what i have managed to gather so far.
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# Oct 21 2004 at 8:45 AM Rating: Default
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Gives a title is most definetly not a qualification.
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# Aug 23 2004 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
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HNMs are simply NMs that give a title when you kill them. That's the only difference between them and a normal NM. Fleecey and Bloodtear are HNMs but we can take them out with a duo at 64, so it isn't something thrown in just for 75s

You've got the wrong idea on what a HNM is, its just basically a super NM in an area much lower then its other mobs. So it's more then a title giver and a good drop.
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# Aug 23 2004 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
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So... Stray Mary is an HNM? -_-

I've seen a level 30 solo her.

/start sarcasm
****.. must be some god-like level 30 to solo an HNM!!
/end sarcasm

By the way: I'm saying this because when you kill her, you get the title "Mary's Guide", or something along those lines.

Not an HNM
# Jun 10 2004 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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This is not an HNM, Me a lvl 54 BLM, a lvl 52 WHM, and a 62 RDM killed it no drop, it was a fun fight, not one of the harder ones in the game though.
RE: level ??
# May 24 2004 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
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I soloed this mob yesterday. hard fight took everthing I had. i am a 61 ninja/warrior. before I started I killed the mobs around to make sure of no links and to get 300 TP. All and all I think this fight could have gone both ways. When I killed it I had only 200 HP left. If I was to do this again I would bring some HP regen food.
RE: level ??
# Jul 01 2004 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Hmm, I just soloed him easily as 60nin/23thf. I was here with a friend to do the Teleport-Yhaot quest when I saw him. He did hit for ~90, but that's if he could even hit me. He attacked fast, but just couldn't land anything, which made keeping utsu up easy. Stack on a blind, slow, and retsu-- I ended the fight not even in yellow hp.
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# Mar 19 2004 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
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me a lvl 65 blm and a lvl 66 rdm were on our way to Sea Searpent Grotto when we saw him, barely killed it no drop, we didn't know what it dropped at the time, later when we found out we felt stupid for that lopng of afight for nothing
RE: killin him
# Apr 27 2004 at 10:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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to heck with the dagger, i just want the pebbles :P
# Mar 05 2004 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
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lol i could see 15 ppl around a little monkey trying to kill it. opu-opu uses donkey kong summon!
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# Feb 16 2004 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Saw a party of 60's-75's kill this guy, and he didn't drop the dagger. All japanese players of course, and there was 1 lvl 75 MNK who got the final hit.

3 of them died, including a thief, dragon, and a smn (using ifrit).

Must say 12-16 lvl 70's is a bit much. :~)
# Feb 07 2004 at 1:43 AM Rating: Default
what good would 5% do, really? is it worth the 5%?
RE: 5%
# Feb 07 2004 at 1:45 AM Rating: Default
that is, referring to the dagger.
# Feb 06 2004 at 12:30 PM Rating: Default
this thing is what we like to call an "HNM" or in other words, a HUGE Notorious Monster. They're mobs SE put in to give lvl70-75 players something to do. It generally requires 12-18 lvl70 players to kill one, and even then, it generally requires a good heaping of luck.
# Mar 12 2004 at 4:09 AM Rating: Default
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HNM = Hyper Notorious Monster
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#Mageling, Posted: Jun 10 2004 at 8:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Show me an S-E quote and I'll think about taking you seriously. Until then you just sound stupid saying Hyper.
# Jun 27 2004 at 11:36 PM Rating: Default
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Not all HNMs are huge so ill have to go with Hyper.
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# Jul 18 2004 at 2:48 AM Rating: Default
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I've always heard it referred to as Hunted Notorious Monster.
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# Jul 18 2004 at 10:11 AM Rating: Default
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Always heard it referred to as a Hyper Notorious Monster. I'll ask the lvl 75 nin on our server... ppl have said he was a GM on a server I think ragnorak.
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# Aug 03 2004 at 1:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ive always heard "hard notorious monster"
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# Aug 04 2004 at 11:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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I thought it was Hard also, maybe High. But this isnt what I would consider a HMN. Something like Roc or the like are HNM, I think.

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# Aug 10 2004 at 4:10 PM Rating: Default
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It could be an HNM. HNM aren't always taking a ot of 75's or more to kill. Steelfleece and bloodtear for example... both HNM yet i can take it (66nin/war) with a whm that has erase and stona or cursna.
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# Nov 09 2004 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
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HNMs are 75+.
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level ??
# Jan 24 2004 at 4:50 PM Rating: Default
any idea what lvl this nm is ?? im lvl 38 War/15 thf, wondering if i can kill it
RE: level ??
# Jan 26 2004 at 7:14 PM Rating: Default
Well, the dagger is for lvl 56 min. So i'd be guessing 65-70. You're welcome to try though, altough you won't be able to use for another 18 levels.
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