Vana'diel Bestiary: Death from Above  

Found in:Temple of Uggalepih
Found at Location:F - 10
Spawned using:Bee Larvae
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Ice
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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General Information

    • The ??? will respawn fifteen minutes after Death from Above is defeated or despawns.

Death from Above's ??? Location
Death from Above's ??? Location

  • Immune to Sleep, Lullaby, and Repose.

  • Melee attacks have an additional Poison effect that cannot be dispelled.

  • Has an extremely high attack speed.

Death from Above Special Attacks

  • Pollen - Self target HP recovery effect.

  • Sharp Sting - Single target physical damage.

  • Final Sting - Single target physical damage proportional to the amount of HP Death from Above currently has.

    • Death from Above will be defeated once Final Sting is performed.

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Whm Solo
# May 28 2009 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
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I just solo'd this as Whm75/Nin37. I dont have fantastic gear. I just used paralyze and bashed its head in with my clubs. I let it drop me to around 2~300hp then used C5. I got down to 90mp and used my 2hour. After that I used Divine Seal and C4. Hexa Strike takes alot off the nm. 8 to 900 every time. I was using Afflatus: Solace for my cures for the stoneskin. It only used pollen once and no final sting. Either it was scared or I was lucky :P.

thf solo
# Mar 17 2009 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
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solo'd as a 69 THF with evasion gear. 60 Whm was there with me and only cast haste on me, never got hit... kind of a long fight but if anyone was wondering I'd say a 67-68 thf would be ok in leet evasion gear.

# Oct 14 2007 at 1:05 AM Rating: Default
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easy to solo as lv75 rdm/blu

only problem i ran into was pollen, which just prolonged the fight, but didnt make it anymore difficult.

just killed the 2 wespes that spawn in that area and fought DFA on the island it spawned on. the branding iron didnt aggro by magic either.

stun from head **** DOES stick, so if you're a head **** master, you could probably stun pollen. it wasnt a threat enough for me to even try, though.

otherwise stoneskin+phalanx+cocoon+tav.taco(probably not needed)+aquaveil and your set. i didnt even come close to needing convert, either.
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fun fight
# Sep 29 2007 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
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i just soloed this a 75 pld/thf pretty easy fight took forever because he was spaming pollen .. I used chivalry just in case he was gonna spam pollen (didn't need it )
Lifes a ***** then you die and lose 500xp
# Sep 04 2007 at 4:15 AM Rating: Decent
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honestly who the ???? has time to write like 4 huge paragraphs about there day farming and killing nm lmao get a life
my hornetneedle
# Jul 26 2007 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
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I soloed this as 75rdm/nin

I go in and start killing Wespes for the Larve. After only 2 kills a get the Larve...I was very surprised since i usually have bad luck. So i head to DFA's room and kill the wespes to build TP. I kill them and have 300% TP. I casted my buffs and then spawned him. THe NM overall was a joke. It misses so often...I just casted blind, para2, slow2, dia3, and then just attacked. I used Savage Blade it does about 600 dmg. I continue to attack and use WS again. (at this point it is at about 10%) Then I just hit it a few more times and DEAD!!!

Overall I'd say this NM can be a joke. I only got hit for like 100 dmg (had stoneskin and phalanx up the whole time and had jelly ring.) Like many other people said he attacks very very fast. It is kinda like spamming triple attack. I think that any 70+ would be able to solo it. Woot hornetneedle!
I feel so bad...
# May 13 2007 at 1:40 AM Rating: Default
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You know.. I really need something, like Parade Gorget, it takes 30 tries and a whiney-baby crying segment to a GM before I get it..

But this.. I was doing ZM4 for my LS the night before, got fried off-line by a storm, logged in early in the morning decided to seek and..while I was here I might as well kill some stuff. Second Wespe, the **** thing drops. Mind you, I don't have any jobs that that knife can be used with anywhere near that level. So, to storage the Larvea goes. =/

Also, can a 73PLD/NIN solo this thing?
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# Jun 29 2007 at 7:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Alright... this is how it went down last night...

I found that the drop rate is next to nil if your killing Wespe on the first map. Besiedes that, I only found that there were a total of 6-7 Wespe spawn locations on the map. Two Wespe just inside the first hallway as you zone in, two in the room just to the south of the zone, and two more in the room where you pop NM Death From Above. Not only is there only 6-7 pop locations on the map, but I think these wespe have around a 14minute respawn rate so expect some down time if you plan on killing Wespe on the first map.

I found that the drop rate is more probable on the second map. From the first map, head to F-6 and zone into Yhoator Jungle. Zone back into Temple of Uggalapeth at I-5. This map is awesome for Wespe. I counted approximately 14 Wespe spawn points on this map (Map with the Coffer Chest Spawns) so barely any downtime. By the time we killed the last of the 14, there were plenty of Wespes repopping already. If your gonna have downtime, take the downtime and rest. Waiting on regular mobs to repop is a awste so I highly recommend the coffer map instead. Only problem we had was a couple BST's that were there leveling. I asked them if they could leave the Wespe to us for a short while and he gladly started charmming the Rumble Crawlers there instead which was very cool. We received two drops last night. One for me and another for my 74THF friend (He had TH3 f.y.i). He went AFK most of the night. during that time I must have killed probably 0/60. When he returned, we hit it and killed Wespe and went 2/30. I didnt not get one Bee Larvae on the first map which is where 0/60 took place. I strongly remommend this area. They can be solo'd easily by a WAR/NIN who is competent with his job. Keep shadows up in case you get Final Sting.

Notorious Monster Death From Above:

After we got our two drops, we went back to the first map and rid the room of any bee's. If you have a mage that is tagging along, dont forget to kill the Branding Iron standing next to the pop ??? as it will aggro to magic. We traded the Bee Larvae and DFA came swooping out from across that little island. This bee is no joke if you do something wrong. He hits extremely fast! Other sites say he has an 'Adds Poison Effect" on his attacks but if it poisoned me, I either ended up resisting it or it wore before I had noticed. Dont bother trying to cast shadows on yourself. This thing attacks so fast that I could even get Utsusemi: Ni up. And even if I did, it would stay for more than a second. Im serious, this thing hit about twice per second, every second. Its like a monk Bee on perma-hundred fists... Best to not worry about shadows. Try and take it down quickly. I messed up the first time and opened the fight with a WS. Bad move. Save the TP for the last 50% of the mobs life. That is, if your duo'ing it of course. Im sure a full party would have no probs. If you have a THF... Let him/her put on their highest EVA gear and SA + DE on it from the start. This will help conserve HP and MP.

Other than that.. really fun. Its kind rewarding not only to get the dagger, but to kill this guy after spending countless hours in the temple farming that larvae.
# Oct 02 2006 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Had to kill about 250 Wespes to getn the laervae with my brother (50 thief/ninja) and me (64 Red Mage/Ninja). The NM fight with Death From Above was very fun. Not a hard fight either.

*Update* Came back and fought it again, this time solo as a lvl 65 Red Mage/Nina. This NM is easy. His accuracy is horrible, and Aquaveil takes care of most spell interruption rate problems when Stoneskin is down.

Edited, Nov 8th 2006 at 4:04pm PST by Alatela
# Jul 05 2006 at 10:57 PM Rating: Default
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This guy was a complete joke to a 75AM/THF. i was seriously considering going to town for /nin. But when i saw i didnt need to 2 hr because my melee owned him. I giggled. Any DD 70+ can take this thing down, probly took 350 hp from me total.
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# Jun 22 2006 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
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i went to fight this thing as rdm75/nin37 a while ago, and i ahd gotten the jelly as 70rdm first wespe which was odd, cuz i have never gotten anything easy lol, im 0/217 on stroper chyme, bout half from b4 update >< and 0/132 on wallbreacher, and 1/129 on barricade >< well enough bout my horrible drop rates, i clear area of mobs,a nd trade, death from above pops, i enguage, and bam! error occurs, and game craps out, im shard myself,a nd panic to open it back up, but if u try logging back on to fast, it says ur already on, so i feel its hopeless, but i get to the choosing charecter thing, and it lets me right in, not 45 seconds since i dc'ed and it claimed, i have like 10 dmg, its at like 1/3 hp, and i begin to fight again, seeing the hp's and thinking i dont even need uffs, btw, most of them were down at that point, and it starts kicking me in the face lol, so idk how the hp thing happened since i wasnt there to sue shadows, but i rebuff, and kill it with np but ya, dc'ing mid fight somehow didnt ***** me :D
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# Jun 18 2006 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Me and my bf were bored, so i checked what to do for the Hornetneedle (im kinda late on it but eh) on lvl 73 you dont aggro there anymore and Wespes are qutie easy in Temple of Uggalepih (and the Bee Larvae just drops on the Wespes in there!!)
We got mine on the 6th Wespe or so (the last Wespe in the Room where Death from Above spawn ??? is) There are some Wespes on the entrance when you enter Temple from J-11 entrance of Yohator Jungle and then 2 in the Spawn room and 2 more when you go right instead of left (to the room). We got one for my bf after the frist try.

We buffed up before we traded the Larvae to the ??? on the tree (there are two ???s in the room, one in the middle of the room one on the left tree, respawn time on it is 10mins i guess).
Death from Above hits incredible fast, but not THAT hard. actually for a 62 nm it was kinda disappointing. It went down very fast. Tho, it has additional effect Poison on its attacks, and has something like a 100% triple attack (as someone mentioned before)
The fight was over after 2 mins. But i can imagine on lower lvls this fight is rather mean. The fast attacks could make it hard to cast anything if it attacks you.
I would say to clean the room from the Tonberries and the Wespes, and pull the nm to the entrance of the room to not aggro the Statue in there.
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# Jun 13 2006 at 1:54 AM Rating: Decent
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i got a new tactics pearl for my NPC to come out here and try for a hornetneedle. I've had some crap luck lately on BCNM and KSNM, but i get a larvae on the first wespe kill....
was pondering whether to do it as nin68/war34 with my npc. LS decided temple of U sucks and wouldnt come. good thing, because i tore it to shreds. i only had blind tools on me but its accuracy is awful anyway. took very little damage, and a sweet dagger for messing around and my thf57.
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# Mar 21 2006 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Do you guys think a 62rdm/31 blm could DoT solo this?

and for those who don't know, DoT solo is Casting Bio II + Poison II then zoning, rezoning is about 1 min, waiting for those to wear, and recast. Etc etc, works great for a lot of NM's. What do you think?
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# Mar 16 2006 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
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savage blade 854 stell cyclone 1504 distortion 811 dead in 6 seconds hornetneedle = priceless
Easy fight
# Mar 13 2006 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Was a little worried about this fight from all the posts. So went as 74pld/nin. Started the fight with dual swords and shadows. Shadows didn't last long and he was hitting fast, but not hard. So I equipped my kinkobo, ate a pamama, and spirit taker'd him to death.

Never casted utsusemi again and finished with near full mp and hp. Fight would have been faster if I subbed /war.
final sting
# Feb 09 2006 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Been soloing these for a while as RDM.
Killed about 700 of these in total (approx. 8-9 trips)
Usually subbed /NIN, but got it using /THF a few minutes ago...after what..4 hrs of mad killing? Probably killed more than 200 bees today.
Dropped from the side after zoning.
Larvae dropped after bee did final sting so hope that clears up some of your doubts.

Fought DFA as /nin, the thing hits really fast...
Never broke stoneskin or having the need to recast it though, killed it within 45 secs with 2 savage blades.

Edited, Thu Feb 16 18:51:16 2006
ZM PM ToAU Complete

# Jan 11 2006 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I just Solo'ed him as a 75 BLM and like stated before this guys has crazy triple attack, so if you go in there half steppin, he will whoop up on you pretty good, he also as Enpoison, and paralyze does not stick long at all. Gravity held up well and if you are a mage trying to solo AQUAVEIL AQUAVEIL AQUAVEIL. GL all

Edited, Wed Jan 11 18:10:38 2006
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will this work
# Jan 02 2006 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
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can a level 75 paladin solo this that has spirit taker?
will this work
# Oct 07 2006 at 12:35 AM Rating: Decent
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soloed it as pld75/war37 with 2 links. no food. i would think utsusemi would be kinda useless on this with it's tripple attack.. would eat through shadows pretty quick. although it does miss a lot.. still not worth it imo. didn't need 2hr or even chivalry..
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RE: will this work
# Jan 26 2006 at 2:17 PM Rating: Good
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I solo'd this just fine as 75 PLD/RDM.

Ate 1 Stoneskin and ~400 hp, hit me for 0-35 damage/hit with Phalanx up (185 Enhancing Skill). Attacks fast but only landed around 30% of its hits. I didn't bother trying to get Stoneskin back up, figured it would interrupt my spell cast.
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RE: will this work
# Jan 11 2006 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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u probly can if you subbed nin and as that other thf said, take a couple of pear au laits (w/e its called)), but its not a gaurentee that youll live lol...
# Dec 27 2005 at 3:25 AM Rating: Decent
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does Sleep bolt work on him?
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RE: Question
# Dec 29 2005 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
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I'm pretty sure that they don't, I must've landed about 5-10 unsuccessful sleep bolts before I gave up on them.
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Fun fight
# Dec 23 2005 at 10:46 AM Rating: Good
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Just solo'd DFA as 65 thf/nin, that dude is crazy *** fast, if you're gonna solo it I recommend a couple of Pear au laits and lots of bloody/blind bolts.
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watch out
# Dec 08 2005 at 8:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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==Monster Tips==
this bee does Pollen for around 350-540 hp recovery.

Has a Death Blow move, i think its called Final Sting. it wasnt used on me but its most likely 100% death move, and yes it does go thru utsusemi so if it uses that move ur in trouble.(it uses it according to how much TP it has so if you have subtle blow you wonthave to worry too much about it) so make sure to bring someone who can stun it if you have time.

Worst ACC ive seen in years

hits for around 30-70 a hit on a lvl 71 pld (it hits uber fast so dont take it lightly)

its spam pollen very often

Delay on monster will increase when its HP is

==Drop Tips=
it has 100% drop on hornet needle so make sure u get the right ppl (last time my friend was doing Ohat run, and female elvaan wanted to go first, since she didnt she Called For Help on my friends monster ><)

==How to Kill==
You can probably solo this with any DD as long as you sub nin for extra agi and utsusemi, and if your a PLD like me, bring a couple of friends.
(i had 60BST/WHM-Progii 70DRK/THF-Kingbken and 71PLD/NIN-me), we basically did this, me and drk started gaining tp to 300, spawned nm, we all attacked it, then i used Swift Blade to start my SC with DRK and he TA'ed behind me and did Cross reaper (1000 DMG exact with cross reaper and 500 with darkness exact, lol wtf?) after that we had this in the bag, BST gained tp off of bee then rampaged. bee fell knocked out dead on the floor :D .

==the more u know >.>==
when you get to spawn area you will see two ???'s trade the larvae to the tree NOT the floor, and make sure to kill the doll/crawlers if your using AoE WS or any other sort.

==how to get larvae==
enter Ugglapih from the Southeastern corner of yhoater junlgle. go down the stairs and you will be on near a 3 way intersection (H-9), 3 Wespe pop there, now head down to the area where you do the hate reset for Everyones grudge,and head north , inside the room where the ??? is for hornet needle (F-10), 2 wespe pop there. last pop area for Wespe bees is at (H-7) to (G-7),head out of the room where you get hornet needle and head north you should find a corner that heads west, there are 2-3 bees that pop there (varies sometimes), just keep using this cycle till you get a Sack of Bee Larvae.

if you need to see a better view of what i just said and you have no map of ugglapih, go here its explains it perfectly


==TMI already? O.o==
lvl 70+ will not get agro in temple of ugglapih , Good luck!

Edited, Sun Dec 11 01:06:52 2005
Fast Fight ^^
# Nov 24 2005 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Got the Bee Larvae after about 15 kills, with 75WHM/BLM(me) and 75MNK/THF. MNK warped and changed subs, due to not wanting to be gimped for STR, came back MNK/WAR. I put on Pro+Shell, hasted the MNK, MNK pops Counterstance and Hundred Fists as I pop Death From Above, the fight took exactly 18 seconds, with 2 Asuran Fists, and now I'm the owner of a Hornetneedle for my BRD.

So just grab a MNK friend and get him to 2hour this fight for you, he took only 150 DMG from a critcal, which is all that DFA landed on him. Happy hunting!

(Gonna add that it took us awhile to notice the 2 ???'s in the room, I kept trying to trade to the DRG AF ??? before seeing the one near the hive on the tree stump.)
# Nov 23 2005 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Can a 66RDM/33BLM solo him?
I got the bee larvae and tried it earlier, but the doll attacked me right after I spawned DFA, so I didn't get to enfeeb him.
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# Oct 26 2005 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Was in Temple of Uggw/e doing ZM4 with my LS(SurvivorsofArkasia) and a friend of a friend. We finish ZM4, and the THF(Jokingly I think) suggests we get him his hornetneedle because we dropped Bee larvae off a Wespe earlier and let him lot on it. So, otw there, another drops and I am graciously given it. We go, kick ***, and now I am 2/2 on drop of Hornetneedle^^. I got one that I really didn't need because thf will be 37 for (Long Time) and THF got his. Congratulations Dudeknext!

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# Oct 20 2005 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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can a lvl 75 PLD/NIN solo this thing??

Edited, Thu Oct 20 14:52:02 2005
# Nov 06 2005 at 7:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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i'd bet that pld/nin could .. yeah
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drop rate
# Sep 18 2005 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
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i got mine in 6 kills btw >.>
i think the WS "Final Sting" has an effect on the drop rate. the one i killed did not use it while all others did. this is just a theroy but should be looked into. now to get on for THF friend...
# Sep 05 2005 at 5:03 PM Rating: Good
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i just got my dagger today. i was VERY lucky, i walked into temple just for giggles, killed a wespe, and got sack. me and a 75 pld from my shell we going there to check on offering anyways so i asked him to help me with this bad boy. he and i (rdm 70) took it down no problem. it took like 15 minutes. i did not cast any damage spells. pld took next to no damage because he subbed ninja and used utsusemy a lot. i made sure to use a lot of blind/slow/paralize so that plds shadows lasted longer.

Bee liked to spawn pollen, each time doing over 1000 heal. it took a while but we had no fear of death.

even when it used final sting for like 1/3 of its life the pld only took a couple hundred damage.

many ups to imortalisle for helping me with.....just about anything i want help with.
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# Aug 26 2005 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Well i guess im reallllly lucky.. I walked right into Temple killed 1 wisp and it droped as a 70BLM/35THF... After hearing everyone else im thankful lol
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# Aug 26 2005 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Fri Aug 26 11:41:53 2005
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# Aug 21 2005 at 2:29 PM Rating: Good
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Just defeated this NM easily as a 75RDM/37NIN. Hardest part was getting the Bee Larvae which took me quite awhile to get. This NM is extremely fast, but at 75 it is very inaccurate, this NM probably couldn't even touch a Ninja or Thief.

The NM behaves just like a regular bee, except it's normal attacks have a chance to inflict a poison. I had barpoison up, so it only lasted about 10 seconds if even. Either missed me constantly, or hit me for 0 with Stoneskin and got a nice Ice Spikes paralyze on it. Overall, cake.
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# Aug 19 2005 at 3:40 PM Rating: Default
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Hello i'm Gunitsoldier on the Hades Server.
I would like some high level people to help me with this item.
If you are helping i'm willing to give you a reward or money reward for your efforts.
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drops and fight
# Aug 16 2005 at 2:15 AM Rating: Decent
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went to help a friend lvl51 thief get this
at the entrance of the temple there are like 5-6 wespes, just stayed there killing them... 1/6 dropped the bag, went to fight DoA right after, thing attacks like if it had hundred fists, rarely hit me but it was for about 40+dmg a hit, it took dmg fairly easy, only thing about it is the pollen, went from 1/4hp to 3/4hp per pollen, gave up hate to my friend, SA+DE and death. even though it attacks fast and heals a sufficient amount of life, it wasnt a long fight at all. full process took about 30mins for bag and nm death.
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kill this nm
# Aug 12 2005 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone think a 61PLD/WAR and 61BLM/WHM can take this NM?
RE: kill this nm
# Aug 26 2005 at 5:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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I would have to say it's a possability, so long as you keep hate, as it wont take long for this NM to make short work of your BLM. He will have to alternate healing/nuking/healing/nuking in order to keep you alive. Of course, extra nukes when you use Flash and the such. He does pollen for A LOT, so don't expect a quick fight either ... BLM 2hr may be needed, and yours may be required so the BLM survives his/her 2hr.
# Aug 02 2005 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
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OMG my other characters name is deathfromabove... lol and i didnt even know that it wuz a name of a NM until now...
Strange names....
# Jul 22 2005 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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just a weird side note here.... it seems that lots of the names in this game are either taken from tv shows, or movies... this one, "Death from Above" is taken from the movie National Security with martin lawrence lol... one scene he's dodging a bee and shouting "death from above! death from above!" i noticed right away, having dealt with this NM quite a few times now... just thought it was funny^^
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RE: Strange names....
# Oct 16 2005 at 3:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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"Death from above" is also a phrase loosely associated with air support; more specifically the United States Air Force AC-47 Spooky minigun carrier - as well as its successors, the AC-119 Shadow and Stinger minigun/minigun-and-Gatling gun carriers; and the AC-130 Spectre and Spooky chain gun and howitzer/chain gun, autocannon and howitzer carrier.


While you get points for the cute notion, I sincerely doubt SE would bother to pay homage to a Martin Lawrence film.
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soloable at 70
# Jul 18 2005 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I just solod this as RDM70/BLM35.
The doll aggrod me and I took it out and then cleared the crawlers in case. With tabard and spider torque he resisted tons of spells, and he is impossible to sleep. He has a mad additional affect poison that kicks in and wipes out stoneskin very quickly. Binding doesn't work either so dont waste your time. Your best bet is to keep phalanx and stoneskin on, dont bother with blink because he hits so very fast (just like the hornetneedle) and sub /NIN is very recommended. Id say hes a little harder than Bisque Heeled Sunberry outside so if you can take him on then you should be fine for this bee.
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# Jun 21 2005 at 2:47 PM Rating: Default
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I'm just wondering can a lvl70 rdm solo this bee?
Soloable as 60RDM?
# Jun 16 2005 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
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I hate begging for help...I absolutely LOVE to solo things, especially things that I normally shouldn't be able to solo at my level.

Those who have fought this guy: do you think it's possible that I could solo him at 60RDM/30BLM? I was thinking of doing the ol' sleep, nuke, sleep, nuke, sleep, nuke method.

Is this thing gonna pwn me, or what?
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RE: Soloable as 60RDM?
# Jul 08 2005 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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No, the 70+ doll beside the spawn in the island will aggro you.

Though a 70 THF soloed it for me. NIN magic doesn't aggro the doll.
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Name: Kapao
Server: Leviathan
Current job: (Ranger) 73 / (Ninja) 37
Other jobs: (I don't know.)
Current objective: 75
need help
# Jun 15 2005 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Can someone please help me camp this NM, thanks im on Quetzalcoatel send a tell.
Quetzalcoatl -- San D'oria -- Rank 6

Rhyan -- Elvaan male -- THF60/NIN -- RNG50/NIN

(THF/60, RNG/50, NIN/32, WAR/30, PLD/25, DRK/24, SAM/11, MNK/11, WHM/8, BLM/7, BST/6,DRG/6, RDM/5)

0/17 Leaping Lizzy(after 80+ hours of camping)
0/14 Spook
0/2 Valkrum Emperor
0/2 Golden Bat
0/8 Poisenhand G'naht
0/1 G'bhu Unvaquished
Help me out please
# Jun 13 2005 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
82 posts
Hello all, I have been wandering around the The Temple, I have not hound any Treasure coffer for a map, but where in the heck is this be located. I know F10 but I need directions to f10 map 1,2,3,4? thanks
Sgtkae {Hume/Male}
Thief/Ninja 72/37
WHM/BLM 48/40
Genkai 1[x]2[x]3[x]4[x]5[x]
Rank-10 Sky-0
Cloth Craft 80+
short fight
# Jun 07 2005 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
1,266 posts
Took out DFA with a 70THF/35NIN and myself last night. It was a short fight Not a lick of damage taken.
I've got a fever, and the only prescription is...more COWBELL™!!
Woodworking 100+5
# Jun 07 2005 at 2:41 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
anyone on Ramuh server can help me kill this NM?

PLD and WHM power
# Jun 05 2005 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
A rdm wanted her dagger so we farmed for about 1 hour till drop. Whent to the spawn and poped and was as simple as:
Hexastrike (543) > Savage Blade (730) = Light (704)
Solo: Sidewinder 900something
After that it was about 1/10 of health. With a coulpe of swings and a Banish III it was dead and out of the way, with a very happy kitty.
/ja "Incredibly Tough Def."

# May 13 2005 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I did this yesterday with 2 others in my LS. We came as 60NIN(me), 60WHM(Sive), and 60THF(Dagg). I had the larvae and we were getting the dagger for Dagg. We get through the door and I'm immediately aggro'd. 3 things are on me and we're all fighting them. We almost died right there, but once we cleared everything, we were alright. We even got another larvae from one of the Wespes that aggro'd.

Hardest part of this fight is clearing the room. The NM is a breeze. It seems to have a constant double attack thing going on, but more often than not, it missed. Pollen was annoying, but DFA did Sharp Sting just as often. We fought it twice, and both fights were really easy.
# May 11 2005 at 8:33 AM Rating: Default
35 posts
Thf are the ultimate Tanks at level 75 lol they just dont have enough vitality but i went to do
avatar fight with em and the avatar almost never touched him!! so when they get ustusemi ni theyre pretty much the bst tanks with all that evasion!
You will suffer my doom....NONO
# May 07 2005 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
66 posts
Well last night i was gonna kill this guy with alot of help... 4 hours looking for a bee larvae when a JP thf sent me a /tell that said "(bee Larvae)? (please invite me)" i did i had no idea what she was gonna do so i invited her she didnt say a word... then something popped up that said You find a beehive chip and a hornet needle on the Death From Above (also got 356 gil lol) and i was going wdf!?!?!?! so was everyone else, the 75 thf i guess soloed this beast... didnt ever seem to lose hp i guess this bee is a respectivly put puss...
>>>>>>TaruTaru From ****<<<<<<
Garuda Server
(48 rdm) (30 blm) (30 drk)
# May 05 2005 at 3:03 PM Rating: Default
227 posts
Soloed as a 75nin/war even with add crawler (story is I was camping HNM and forgot to delete /targetnpc from my voke macro). Hit me once for 35 and thats about it. Not hard at all only hard part is getting the larve =/.
Bastok Rank 10
Linkshell: Moonglow
Current Title: Bone Beautifier
RE: easy
# May 10 2005 at 7:44 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
You should probably use /target <bt> instead of /targetnpc... that way no mis-vokes.

My setup as WAR is

/p {Provoke} => <bt>
/target <bt>
/ja "Provoke" <t>

<bt> refers to Battle Target.
DFA {Too Weak}
# May 04 2005 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
Everytime I entered the temple, I kill wespes for a chance to get the Larve. When my LS went to do a Craby Mitt run, I tagged along to help. When we got there, I got the larve after a few kills while just wasting time waiting for everyone to arrive. After the we got like 6 mitts, the my static(the ones who did the fights for our LS members) decided to check on Sozu for our thf. I got bored after about 5 mins of waiting so I wondered to F-10 and preped for the fight.
Hes so simple. With Phalnax up, he would hit me for about 10-15 damage, and stoneskin would last roughly 2 mins from that meager punishment. Only trouble with the fight was that fact he used Pollen 4 times for roughly 3k hp total, which simply dragged out the fight. I figured hed be hard, I even bothered to cast reraise, even though there was a 74 whm at Sozu. But DFA is {Too Weak}, droped the dagger, and 2 jars of Honey, which isn't listed above.
LS: DarkStatic, Cursed
Elvaan 75RDM/38WHM/37DRK
Diabolos Server
Sandorian Rank 10

Kill The Spiders...
To Save The Butterflies...
It Seems Rational Until You Realize...
That By Striving For It...
You Become A Spider Yourself...
My sad tale of DFA
# May 01 2005 at 4:14 PM Rating: Good
26 posts
This sad story begins when I was soloing crawlers in CN as my THF45. My linkshell was rather empty, simply me and my friend Areus (NIN52/RDM26), when one of our good friends and the highest member in our linkshell, Tescov, got on. He told us the saddest news ever, he had to quit FFXI to save his marriage. I've known him since he was a WAR17 with no sub. Now he was a NIN72/WAR36. He said that this night would be his last and that he wanted to go on one last adventure. I thought a Notorious Monster would suit him best for his final fight. Hence, Death From Above. So, while Areus was working on Promyvion - Holla, we prepared for take off. As we were looking for a Teleport-Yhoat, our other friend Devlinne (NIN50/WAR25) logs in (mind you its 1230am where she is and shes usually logging off at this time of the night). So I invite her to go on the final adventure and she more than willingly joins (she and I were supposed to go gil farming instead). So we get a Teleport-Yhoat and proceeded to Temple of Uggalepih. Upon entering, we noticed that all the Wespe's were being slain by 2 70+RDM's. Yes, they were there for DFA too. Upon talking to them, they informed me that they had been there for 4 hours with no Bee Larvae. I figured we'd ally with them for the sake of sharing my TH2 and some Wespe kills. We slaughtered Wespes and Tonberries over and over and over, wasting about 2 hours with no luck. As we were killing them, another LS friend, Ladybassline, got on and cried about Tescov's departure from FFXI. Then, another got on, Brenn, who was so convinced that Tescov would be back eventually. Then both Ladybassline and Brenn logged. Devlinne had to go as well so she logged inside of Temple of Uggalepih amidst aggroing mobs as well. Areus finished up Promyvion - Holla and came to help us. Shortly after Areus got there to help, the 2 RDM's left. We proceeded for about another hour or so until Areus aggroed a few too many Tonberries and was slain. He waited for a bit for a raise, claiming that he wanted to be there to see Tescov kill DFA, but seeing as how my shouts were unanswered, he home pointed and logged. That left Temple of Uggalepih to me and Tescov. We were both getting ready to log and he gave me his Elusive Earring and Tiger Ring as a parting gift. Then, as he was about to log, he saw a Wespe and provoked it. We fought it until another popped and he provoked it as well. He killed the first and the larvae dropped. He killed the other, passed on the larvae and I lotted on it. We proceeded to the room with DFA and I began trading the Larvae to the ???. It didn't spawn DFA. Tried again. Nothing. I kept trying and trying and nothing. He obviously had to log out but he didn't. Then, he realized that there are 2 sets of ???'s in the room. Well duh! So I traded the Larvae to the other one and sure enough, DFA came and took out 2 of my shadows (Ninja sub with Utsusemi). Tescov immediately Provoked it after that and we proceeded to slaughter him. In the midst of battle I snapped a shot of his final NM fight and promised him that I would send him a copy of the picture. DFA was easy. He missed Tescov a whole bunch and used Pollen once for 1162HP recovery, bringing him from 25% HP to about 60% then as he was on his last legs, about 10% or so, he used Pollen again for 652HP recovery, bringing him up to 25% and we proceeded to widdle him down to his death from there. All in all, the fight was long but easy. Tescov took no damage at all and I still had one shadow up and ready to take some damage. Tescov and I said our goodbyes and he Mijin Gakured his final Mijin Gakure and I used a warp scroll. Back at Jeuno, we met up again and I was his only real witness of his final logout. He was gone, but gave me the best gift ever, my Hornetneedle.

All in all, I'd say that DFA has about 3.5K HP and is a total pushover. He never used Final Sting nor Sharp Sting.

Edited, Sun May 1 17:16:57 2005
Ronso Chief
Hume Male
Odin Server
Rank 6 Bastok
Blade: Ku:O
Sozu Rogberry: 0/32
Sozu Sarberry: 2/16
Sozu Terberry: 1/1
Unsho (KS99): 1/4
Under Observation (BC40): 2/7
Soulstealer Skullnix: 1/1
Mysticmaker Profblix: 3/14
Centurio X-I: 1/3
RE: My sad tale of DFA
# May 07 2005 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
66 posts
man that story made me cry! it realy did! ive lost lots of friends and i cry lol that just seems to be realy sad.... {/sulk)
>>>>>>TaruTaru From ****<<<<<<
Garuda Server
(48 rdm) (30 blm) (30 drk)
RE: My sad tale of DFA
# May 07 2005 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
268 posts
Aww.. That's a sad story. T_T
Ramuh server
-Tarutaru female
-75RDM | 75WHM | 75NIN | 75BRD | 65BLM | 37DRK | 37WAR
-Windurst Rank 10
-San d'Oria Rank 10
-Bastok Rank 10
-Dynamis-Xarcabard access
# Apr 28 2005 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
134 posts
While waiting for the rest of our ZM4 alliance to show up, a LV75 MNK & LV60 PLD friends of mine and myself (LV58 THF) messed around at the entrance to the Temple, killing whatever we could pull just to pass the time.

I got my bee larvae in three Wespe kills. I kid you not.

Same setup for the DFA fight - the PLD could only pull hate off the MNK with me SATAing off of him. Not that it mattered. XD Fight went very easily, and now I have a shiny new Hornetneedle ^_^
Jayrih Rneoh - In Nomine Arca
THF75 & BLU50 of Pandemonium
Dynamis-Xarcabard Interloper - Apollyon Ravager - Temenos Liberator
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