Vana'diel Bestiary: Aquarius  

Found in:The Boyahda Tree
Found at Location:H - 10
Spawntime:2 Hours
Level:69 - 71
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
Stolen Items:
Updated: Tue Apr 22 21:35:09 2008

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General Information

Aquarius's Spawn Location
Aquarius's Spawn Location

  • Aquarius's melee attacks have an additional en-Water effect that cannot be dispelled.

Aquarius's Special Attacks

  • Big Scissors: Single target physical damage.

  • Bubble Curtain: Self target Shell effect (effect can be dispelled).

  • Bubble Shower: AoE Water based magic damage with an additional Strength down effect.

  • Metallic Body: Self target Stoneskin effect (effect can be dispelled).

  • Scissor Guard: Self target Defense boost (effect can be dispelled).

Historical Information

In Greek mythology, the constellation Aquarius was created by the god Zeus to memorialize the youth Ganymede, who acted as the cup-bearer for the gods.

In other cultures and mythologies, the constellation was said to represent the figure responsible for pouring out the water that submerged the Earth during the Great Flood.

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# Mar 16 2009 at 1:57 PM Rating: Good
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Very doable on DNC/NIN

You will need :
Fan dance
EVA build (at least a decent ammount)
Lots of shihei
45 minutes
Mdef and Def down steps
Violent flourish for ichi cast

Fight it like any other mob, you shouldnt have trouble staying above 200 TP so should have plenty of FM for stun>ichi. Only thing to be on your toes about is be ready for occasional spikes of ACC and CRIT from him, always had TP for a cure if that hapened.

Good luck ;)

Edited, Mar 16th 2009 6:00pm by RattyBatty
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# May 25 2008 at 10:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Very doable as a level 61 Beastmaster/Ninja. My gear is as follows;

Light Staff.
Beast Jackcoat
Beast Helm
Beast Gaiters
Beast Trousers
Beast Gloves
Amemet Mantle
Bird Whistle
Corsette +1
Pearl Ring x2
Melody Earring x2

Use Utsusemi: Ichi and whatever food you plan on using (I use Tavnazian Taco). If you're lucky you can bug a White Mage for a Protect IV (It will help in case things go awry). Charm the closest monster and have it fight Aquarius. Run into the hall between the room that Aquarius spawns in, and the room where Ellyllon spawns. Face towards Aquarius while targeting one of the two spiders in the room. As soon as your pet dies charm the spider and send it to its death. Run into the room with the five Death Caps and do the same thing. Next will be a hall with three spiders and a left turn. Charm a spider, send it to his death. If you keep going straight, there will be a branch to your right that will lead you back up to the entrance in case of failure (Hug the right wall at that point). Hopefully you will not have had to use that turn. Moving on... Further ahead of you will be a small room that has a couple spiders and a couple Death Cap.Charm one, send it to die. This room has a branch to the left that will lead you back to where Aquarius spawns. From here on out it's just a matter of repeating what you were doing and keeping shadows up. Always have three. Always. If he hits you and removes one or two shadows before your pet can attack him, run to your next charmable pet and start casting Utsusemi. This WILL take you quit some time. He has 6600 or so hit points, and will periodically use [METALLIC BODY] (Ie; Stoneskin). He will be hitting you for between 200-300 damage. Your pets average lifespan is around 20 seconds. I recommend learning the map and all spawn points of the monsters first. Don't use [SIC] as no pet will ever have enough TP to use a TP move unless you managed to [CHARM] and [FAMILIAR] something. Knight Crawlers make great tanks, but are harder to charm and should be close to Very Tough for you. Warp Cudgels are your friend. Don't be afraid to zone him if you have to. I've noticed that if you zone him or if he kills you, often times he won't un-spawn but will rather walk back to his spawn point.

Edited, Jul 23rd 2008 2:13pm by Suimaru
Too Weak
# Feb 16 2008 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
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After waiting for about 3 hours, he finally popped up for me. Easy solo for a BLM/RDM. Just to be safe Elemental Seal Gravity and you should be fine. Make sure your 2 hour is up just incase you run out of MP for any reason. Fight lasted around 2 min only, just kite and nuke like you would on puddings

Drops were:
Fransisca (yay!)
Land Crab Meat
Crab Shell
Water Crystal

You will all bow down to the tarutaru one day!!!!
Thf/nin >>> AQ
# Jan 16 2008 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
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So long as you have enough bolts (including blind, venom, etc., in addition to a relatively full stack of bloody bolts) and shihei, no reason a 75thf/nin can't solo this guy. I've fought him 5 times now, usually when somebody asks me to help out while I'm farming or skilling up. Not the fastest fight in the world, but really quite easy. Would love to do this with a bard in the party, 2x mambo on me, elegy on AQ, would be so easy. I have fought him every time with my farming gear on: O-hat, NQ SH, pair of dodge ears, Jam & BD, Ziska's xbow. One of these days Im gonna have to work on a job that can use the franny.
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# Jan 10 2008 at 1:23 AM Rating: Good
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Solo as NIN/WAR, use bat earrings, blind potions, full evasion build, elemental wheel is your main source of damage as your katanas wont hit much. Always keep blind, slow and paralyse on him. I used 6 blind potions for the fight, and also still had the effects of a jack-o-lantern from a low level job.

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Corse Cape
Arhats Sune-Ate

Ended fight with around 250hp, whle not a comfortable victory, a victory none the less :)
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#dogs, Posted: Dec 23 2007 at 1:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) lets see this is how i got my fransisca
# Oct 24 2007 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Myself and Leu were Expin here (both bst/whm 62) and Aquarius spawned we rested full then set about throwing pets at it after taking a few hits here n there but never being in any danger we had Aquarius down to about half hp and Wad the other bst we party with popped up with a pup (forgot your name sorry) anyway killed it and Leu got the axe! The end!
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Funny little story
# Jun 22 2007 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
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So, a DRG friend of mine and I were in the Tree working on unlocking dagger latent for my Evisceration fight. I was 75RDM/37NIN, he was 75DRG/37SAM. We had seen Aq. earlier and jokingly talked about trying to kill it. The funny thing was that 2 BSTs were there killing crabs as well and had taken no interest in it.

I say, "What the ****, i'll try again." I've done him plenty of times on BST with no problems...but this time i'm in zone, with no staves, no other gear except melee gear. Yeah, lol. It started out well and good...Grav stuck...Para, Slow, Blind no problems. Keep in mind i'm also not merited yet on RDM, so this is all Tier I stuff. Even Poison II stuck. I'm keeping Bio II on him, kiting while the DRG is chipping away little bit by little bit as well.

Finally around 17% Aq. decides he's had enough of Grav. and starts resisting as soon as it's cast. No surprise there...and somehow i'm managing to stay ahead of him with shadows up. Finally, he gets me for a couple of good swipes @ 9%, and I invite one of the BSTs, just as i'm dodging for the zone @ 80hp. Cure 4, zone back in, help out the BST and we all survive and let the Franny go to the BST.

Good times!
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# Sep 13 2007 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Probably could've finished it off without the BST :x
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# Jun 21 2007 at 4:18 AM Rating: Decent
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can you Bind this thing??
I was skilling up with the robber crabs when he popped, i was RDM75/NIN25 (lol) and a crappy mp pool, but I decided to give it a shot cause skilling was getting boring.
Anyway, i landed Gravity, BioII, Poison got resisted (normal) but Bind got resisted as well, with 310 skill, +40int and aquilo's staff. Didn't get a chance to try with ES but is he immune to Bind?

I figure you have to solo him VERY quickly, cause thunder deals a lot of dmg, but he builds resistance to gravity after only a few mins. Wasn't fast enough with no mp food and i had to zone in the end... but he is fairly easy, I will definately go fight him again :D
# Jul 06 2007 at 3:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Oddly enough, AQ is immune to bind.

Just one of those weird little things.
# Apr 03 2007 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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I just soloed him yesterday in under three minutes with my 75 Rdm. It was a lot easier than I expected it would be. First thing i cast was gravity then nuked it and saw his hp go down 10% so thats when I just mashed CS and nuked away. Got my axe for my war first try along with 18k. Not bad for such a pushover :)
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# Mar 27 2007 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Mar 28th 2007 3:09am by Zvi
MNK75/NIN soro
# Feb 23 2007 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
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well i'm a mnk75 on Ragnarok and if im in the tree and hes bored i try this guy, 2/5 on soloing him. MNK75/NIN37. the times i failed i had no evasion gear. and the 2 times i won i had full evasion gear. evasion torque. temple gaiters +1, rasestsu hands, ohat, sh+1.. both times i won it came very close, of course i have to pop hundred fists and hope to god he has an off day.
well i dont try anymore cuz i got bored of it and since i sold all my evasion gear i stand no chance at all.
# Feb 23 2007 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
65 bst/whm, took about 1 and 1/2 hours, got franny, meat, and shell. pretty much cleared the area of mobs, as Aquarius killed them off in about 20 seconds each.
# Feb 19 2007 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Soloable as 75NIN/37WHM take tools because thats what does most of your DMG and at least 2 yag drinks incase.
watched thf/nin solo it.
# Feb 07 2007 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I'm on Unicorn and one of my Linkshell members (Drayco) took it solo as 75thf/37nin. This thing likes to fight one on one because anybody that even tried to help ended up dead.
# Jan 31 2007 at 11:27 PM Rating: Default
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By the sounds of it, a RDM75/NIN37 could solo this? am I right...?
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My tale
# Jan 24 2007 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Here is my tale of Aquarius...

I went into The Boyadha Tree to find my Fransisca. Robber Crabs and Knight Crawlers aggro me at 60WAR/30NIN still so I brought some Sneak Oils before I came. There were RMT's around but im pretty sure they weren't there for the crab. He eventually pop's and I sent a /linkshell "Aquarius is out" message to my LS. Warzeha (63WHM/31BLM) and Hozu (75RDM/35NIN) heeded the call of duty. I was keeping an eye out on the RMT's. I was unsure if they were going to try and claim my axe but I was willing to do just about anything to keep the claim. This NM is not ever camped so you really dont have to worry about claiming to much. I think the RMT's there were just trying to harrass anyone who got the claim. Anyways, RDM and WHM show up and the fight begins. It was pretty much a RDM battle. RDM would cast all the buffs, and then cast blind on the crab. I pretty much witnessed the enitre battle. It looked like this crab used berserk, aggressor, and hundred fists the entire time. It hits hard and fast and is unrelenting. RDM was doing great. He would cast gravity and kite it around the Boyadha Tree. Every so often converting and healing. For some reason though, in the middle of convert and refresh, the crab would release itself from our parties claim. (Text "Aquarius" went from Red to Yellow) Once he recovered most of his HP and MP, he would continue the fight. If you are a lower level Melee who has a higher level mage to help you, I suggest you keep a good distance from the actual battle. Hate is obtained from the crab with a RDM battleing it. The WHM cast Regen on the RDM and aggro went straight to WHM. I was standing there watching it and then the aggro turned onto me. I didnt even have my axes out, I was standing there watching. I guess he was a bit intimidated by my presence so I guess he wanted to take me out before I became trouble. I was killed in four hits with defender, utsusemi, and protect up. In the middle of convert, RDM gets killed. So our party is out for the count. WHM reraises and gets our party back up and running. We attempt a second time to kill this little *******. This time, we had a new strategy. RDM decided to keep gravity and blind on crab whilst casting Bio III, and ice and lightning. This strategy worked great! Not only did this work, halfway through the battle, the RMT's came back to harrass our RDM again. This time, crabby decided he had enough of these toolbags. Crabby went on a rampage on all seven of them. All I saw was four dead RMT's and three running out of the tunnel with crabby chaising them. He quickly mowed them all down and our RDM allowed it cause they were messing around with him while trying to fight the crab. They tried to fight it but were quickly disposed of. It worked out perfectly because while Aquarius was busy with dealing with them, it gave the RDM time to rebuff and get full HP and MP before resuming his beat down on the crab. RDM finally won the fight for me and I recieved my Fransisca. I'm not sure of the drop rate. Some of these forums say 100% some say its a highly dropped item. Either way, my party went 1/1 on the drop and I finally received the item I came to the Boyadha Tree for. Thanks Hozu and Warzeha. After the fight, Hozu ran over to the pile of dead RMt's and said, "Next time, don't fight an NM that will kick your ***." to which one of them replied "Yes Ma'am!" LOL... A great evening. Now I have a Tungi and a Fransisca to Dual Wield.

Good luck to all who fight this guy. Its a Psycho crab, for sure.
# Dec 13 2006 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Not a hard fight if you use the right job. This guy just hits fast. Bsts would have a hard time with this guy since all the pets in the area are weak compared to this NM. If you can manage to get him to an area where there are stronger pets, Bsts would rip this guy apart, but I think that would be difficult.
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# Nov 15 2006 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
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1/1 for this got it for DRK/NIN soloed this on SMN 75 easy fight cos area is easy 2 kite around in just long and couldnt dia without hate so just carby him 2 death till 25% and ramuh judgement bolt did 890 droped 1/1 funny fight had ppl following him around hoping i wiped to bad i dont ^.-
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# Oct 18 2006 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Just solo'd this today as 75thf/nin was a very fun and slow fight no drops maybe next time ;;
# Oct 16 2006 at 10:16 AM Rating: Good
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Duo'd today with wife ^^

75 Ninja
75 Whitemage

Fun fight, We were skillin up on normal crabs and it spawned, and I wanted the Axe to go along with my Tungi with my War ^^

I was Nin/Rdm working on Latent on my Dagger of Trials, so was using Energy Drain during the fight and was able to dispel and use EnBlizzard. Fun fight. And the Axe dropped ;)

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This one time..
# Oct 07 2006 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
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So, I was bored one day. I got a tell from my friend asking if I would help. So, of course...I was bored. xD So I said yeah. We went in there with 70RDM
75PLD/WAR 75THF/NIN 63RNG/NIN 66BLM/RDM(Me)and first time we got owned cause the RDM d/c. Then we pulled it again after reraising and resting. RDM came back, I invited and this time I actually got to nuke and didn't have to main heal. It went down in a couple minutes this time. My Thunder III landing for about ~650 each time. Blizzard III doing about 600~. I got hate once, but zoned. Came back and Finished it off with a spell for like 500. [All Right!]
Friend got his Fransisca, we were all tired so we went to sleep.
The End.
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# Aug 17 2006 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Just solo'd this as a NIN74. Very fun fight. Keeping all 3 enfeebles on him throughout the fight was pretty much a must in my opinion. Although THF have higher evasion than NIN, it impresses me that they can solo this as well without slow/para, with slow on he still hits very very fast. Para kicked in very often, but it probably just appeared that way since he hits so quick.

Good fight to hone your Ninja skills, or any job's skills for that matter, I found that casting Ni with one shadow left worked the best, since if you cast it after your shadows are down you must evade the next hit if you want to finish the cast. Got hit once when I was waiting for shadows to drop before casting Utsusemi: Ni, after I started casting it with one shadow left I wasn't hit again.

Good luck to all who try!

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# Aug 11 2006 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
Duoed this fella with my boyfriend 75 NIN and i was a 65 RDM =D We'z a ownzor team ^^
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got my axe
# Aug 10 2006 at 3:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Me and some ls buddies. party setup was 63rng/nin(me), 75sam/nin, 69rdm/whm, and 75whm/blm. Sam was tanking with duel rune blades, he would just get his tp to 300 and use spirits within for about 600 damage. First time we got wiped cause whm and rdm spammed cure to much. Second time our sam summoned his lvl 60 npc and we deystroyed him. Im pretty sure the axe is 100% too. But dang this sucker attacks fast.
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# Jul 18 2006 at 8:05 PM Rating: Good
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As far as I know the Francisca is a 100% drop from Aquarius now. It's a shame they patched him so he no longer drops the cloth. He's pretty much a thing of amusement now. People fight him for ***** and giggles.
# Apr 17 2006 at 7:24 PM Rating: Default
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Me 60 bst and 64 bst killed this thing better then a 75 mnk sub nin with good gear he got pwned... he ended up partying with us and we did all the work
# Mar 29 2006 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I just finished soloing him as 74THF/NIN. Used about a stack of shihei and 20 bloody bolts, capped Evasion skill with +51 Evasion in gear, fight was pretty routine until near the end when I couldn't get shadows up, I had to bloody myself back to near full before he went down. Fought toe to toe, without any kiting or DoT.

This is after my last attempt, when I tried to save the claim for a BST that missed charm; I didn't bring bloody bolts and his Bubble attack hit past my shadows and at the highend of damage, killing me.

My next target: BUNE...
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Aquarious pwnzed!
# Mar 10 2006 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
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so... a 71sam/35nin... 73rdm/15nin (me) decided we wanted to die >_> so we were gonna see how tough this dude was... our original plan was to just try to melee him.... after about 10 seconds we decided taht wasn't going to work. so with the idea to zone in mind i casted gravity and we took off! then we found a ncie big room with lots of stuff to get in it's way >_> so we decided to just run around the romm spamming RA on it while it chased us. when we had it down to about 80% hp a 61 bst joined us because it looked like we needed help (as we really did need his help) so on and on it goes slowly wittling it down until blamo! we win!

well that's my tale of the aquarious fight! i took the best screen i could get of the finish with francesica thingy droppin Quickwing(me) is rdm Filsy is sam and the other dude is the beast. if i knew how to post it i would >_> but i dunno how.

I am now the proud owner of a useless piece of axe >_> as i've only lvl'd mage jobs...
# Mar 08 2006 at 5:35 AM Rating: Decent
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BLM74/RDM37 tarutaru I just solo'd this guy XD he killed me once, asked a bst nearby to R1 me, got up he joined i cast gravity stole hate from pet, he ends up dying and I zone b/c he RR and try's to charm a mandy while weakened <.< it failed and I had to sleep a hoarde of mandy. He takes off and I come back to the tree full mp full buffs and I start in with Blizzard IV, i kite him around using gravity and stun just keeping Bio up for DoT and doing aspir and drain (drain for about 5-6% of his life minimum.) was really fun he almost got me once but I stunned and ran and got back in action.
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# Mar 02 2006 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
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We just took this yesterday and we had 75 sam 75 mnk <me> 75 nin 75 rdm and a 60 thf. Needless to say ninja had a hard time keeping up shadows cuz it swings really fast other then that we dropped it in about 2 minutes and got the axe for the sam since hes also got his rng lvled. he was easy with ninja tank.
got it today!
# Feb 26 2006 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Just got this axe today. I was duoing with a 62 SMN linkshell friend.... and a Japanese 75 WHM/BST was attempting to solo it. We left him to it. I knew if he was 75 BST also he could charm mobs OK. But that NM Funguar popped on top of him... would you believe it!!! So he had two NMs on his ***!!! Poor TarOO >.< Me and my partner took the Funguar NM off him but he still died.

Nobody else claimed Aquarius so after he re-raised himself he asked if we would help. We dived in! The fight took about 25 minutes and I died twice. >.< Aquarius critical hit me twice in a row for first death and I also died to failed charm when weakened. Silly of me I know... but I didn't want them to wipe while I just lay there.

Anyway... Aquarius eventually fell and it seemed the WHM/BST already had the axe as he passed immediately. Nice TarOO :)))

My partner asked for the drop and I was gonna say yes till I saw what it was. I didn't even know what Franseca was till I saw it! My partner is a 62 SMN main by the way.... he can't use this axe for ****! LOL!

He's already lotted for it... only 56! So I said that I could really use that axe... he said go ahead... and it was mine :)) (512 lot)

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# Feb 25 2006 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Soloed him today as 69 BST/NIN.

Keep a bit of space between him and yourself doing pet swaps and it just becomes a war of attrition. Took about 25 minutes.
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# Feb 25 2006 at 8:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Shouting for help to kill this **** *** crap(crab) but no one helped and my LS all busy lvling & doing PMs, thought i go to boyada and see if there is anyone who can challnge it.

1st fight:
me(rng64) and thf75 and our NPCs, killd our sorry asses :(. got a raise from solo Nin/whm64 and wanted to fight him back with nin with us and his rdm68 friend ,thanks for the help but it was claimed by japanese nin75 ; ;. wanted him to die but he brought his war75 fren with npc, and they fighted for like 20mins and killed it.

2nd fight:
me and my cat friend blm74 camped it while chatting in LS... ofcourse we cant beat it by our selves but we thought we could bind-sleep-nuke it. actually waiting for our rdm75 LS friend to come too.

he poped up, i pulled tried to sleep/bind it my blm friend coulndt i Stich it and died :(, same time the rdm come and raise me and joined the fight.

the fight!
it was really a fun fight we almost all rdm,blm enbef speels were rejected, so ..... we used gravited and kiteeeee!! marathon xD. and i stich and nuke!
took us 20m to kill and one death of me .. cuz i couldnt stich while moving ,, i had to sacrfice to get this **** axe ;D.

it was fun .. hope its helpfull,,, its more stronger after the VU in December.

axe , 6k , crab meat, water crystal ==; 6k: what i lost of exp i guess :3

Edited, Sat Feb 25 08:10:20 2006
Just saw this on today.
# Feb 13 2006 at 10:58 AM Rating: Default
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I was in a manaburn party and we got fast exp but was running out of mobs to kill, crabs and crawlers and this one poped.

LOL no we did not fight it but I asked if we could and they said no :p

I would love this axe for my WAR job, I mean it's a nice dmg axe and free if I got it dropped.

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# Feb 10 2006 at 7:32 PM Rating: Default
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We bumped into mr Crabby here on our way to an xp party (lvl 68-70ish). we had just rebuilt our pt after leaving Bibiki Bay (waaaay too crowded nowadays) and I arrived first and was waiting on the pt members. I was listening in on the pt chat when our RNG mentioned Aquarius has been spotted. Somebody decided to take a crack at Aquarius just to try our luck and I quickly scanned the map and converged upon my pary.

By the time I arrived near the area, our pld was at close to 50% hp... I managed to see my pt scattered across the near vicinity tryign to zone when I tossed Gravity on it and it stuck pretty nicely (thank you spider torque! XD) we were pondering the decision to simply zone it when our ldr decided we should take it.

We lured Aquarious into one of the larger circular areas near the entry tunnels and gathered for the fight. our pt consisted of RDM, SMN, SMN, RNG, PLD and MNK. We gathered ourselves in the center while the PLD kited it around the outer edges. the SMN's summoned their Avatars and proceeded to beat the **** out of it while healing the pld... Thr RNG kept taking shots at it as it went around in circles. I kept Gravity and Aspir on it, Refreshed the mages, while doing the occsional Thunder II or so... slowly, we saw that our strategy was prevailing... until one of the SMN's ran out of mp... then the other. By now the NM was mostly dead and one last quick drop of my Thunder II polished it off.

Needless to say, it was one of the funnest NM's I had the pleasure of taking on.... and we had a well-tuned group that quickly adapted despite heavy injuries from early attempts to escape.

In the end, I think the key is Gravity, a good kiter, and plenty of ranged attacks.

P.S. We got the drop, except the RNG alrdy has one... so we gave it to the pld who may lvl war eventualy... XD
# Feb 06 2006 at 6:34 AM Rating: Default
311 posts
Killed this yesterday with a Friend (NIN 75) and me (BRD 65). I kept double Mambo on her and double ballad on myself. Carnage Elegy on Aquarius to slow it to a crawl (never resisted). Was very easy, even when I got a link. Took about 10 minutes to kill it and only damage we ever took was from AoE.
RNG 75, BRD 75, BLM 75
# Feb 01 2006 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
723 posts
I was doing a skill-up in The boyahda tree yestarday, me and the DRK had gone a head and just as we got to the place where you usually sneak up before heading on, the DRK notices Aquarius. We waited for the rest of the party to get in, and they wanted to fight him at the zone. So I bound him (worked first time) and ran onwards but then I thought. what if he loses hate, turns out he did.

The DRK then pulls him instead and I watch to makesure he doesn't lose hate, about half way to zone he does so I bind him (which failed) and the DRK Stunned him. This time got him all the way to zone.

So makesure this guy doesn't lose hate, He though it with I think WHM/BLM (me, planing to aspir crabs for MP... yeah right -.-), RDM/BLM I think, DRK/NIN, DRK/WHM (I think), WAR/NIN and I forget whom the 6th member in the skill-up was at that point >.<.

I got final hit and one of the DRKs toke a screenshot which I will soon be adding to signature as soon as I get it ^^.
6 people I got 3K gil and I think 24 EXP with highest level I think 74.

Drops I think were
Fransisca (certain did drop, I think the WAR/NIN toke it since everyone else either had it or didn't need it)
Water Crystal
Land Crab Meat
and Crab Shell

Edited, Wed Feb 1 07:54:35 2006

Character: Elipsis - White Mage 75/Summoner 37(53) - Remora
Current Missions: Windurst Complete - Bastok 2-3 - Zilart 14 - Promathia 8-2
Unlocked sky at level 62...
Elipsis 1 - Maat 0
# Jan 09 2006 at 11:59 AM Rating: Good
1,221 posts
Duoed this with Beeraga, 61 BST/whm and my 61 BST/nin.

Spent 80% of the fight in between 80 and 154 HP but still managed to kill it ^^

Tons of fun...always one mischarm away from death. Don't recommend attempting this low level if there are too many people in the tree as you will run out of pets. We threw about 25-30 EM and Tough pets each at it (Death caps and spiders).

Sorry Kupo...there are no real adventurers left in Vana Diel.
Assistance Needed
# Dec 08 2005 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
169 posts
[b][/b] Is there anyone on Bahumut? If so I am on mainly early night, and all day on weekends. I need this weapon Sooo Badly. I am now 64/Warrior and the -Darksteel Picks- is way too slow in delay. And cannot afford and real armor. But, I am working on it. I will help if I can, And I will pay for your services if you are a "Blade-For-Hire" as well.
I am Trebor in Bahumut, and a resident of Sandy. Please help.

-The Loyal Elvaan-
"Without Warriors, Palidens are bricks, Dark Knights are Empty Blades, and Monks are just playing patty-cake."

Name: Trebor
Main: Warrior(75)Main
LS: MoonLightAngles
SVR: Bahumut
Kingdom Of San d'Oria
# Nov 21 2005 at 8:21 PM Rating: Default
60 posts
Well being the hot shot I am, I thought i could solo this on my 60BST... this little ******* crit me for 580. I got him down to about 3/4 Health when i decided i needed help so I asked this lvl 70 JP BST, Took us about another 30mins to kill him, I got the Fransisca , Theanks Realm :D
"Knivess >> Yea i made it to NIN40 with only a level 5 warrior sub"

oh god knivess
Where is it?
# Nov 15 2005 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
169 posts
Can someone tell me where is this thing and whats the spawn-time? I want to be sure.
"Without Warriors, Palidens are bricks, Dark Knights are Empty Blades, and Monks are just playing patty-cake."

Name: Trebor
Main: Warrior(75)Main
LS: MoonLightAngles
SVR: Bahumut
Kingdom Of San d'Oria
# Nov 05 2005 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
Killed her the other day. Setup was me(71PLD),70WHM,and 72RDM. It was a relatively easy fight. I tanked it with my E-staff. RDM did most of the damage. Because she hits so hard and so fast all I could cast was a Flash and,if I was lucky Cure III or IV.Spirit Taker was pretty weak againt her,like it is against most Crabs. Usually only got me enough MP for another Flash.WHM stayed resting and would bomb a Cure V and Haste when needed. Took about 10-12 minutes.MP never became a huge issue. If you're a PLD and love taking a good beating seek this lil crab out. It's an extremely fun fight. ^^/

Edited, Sat Nov 5 18:18:02 2005
got axe
# Nov 04 2005 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
popped at exactly 2hrs killed it with 75NIN 54WHM and 58MNK(me) 75MNK came to help after it was almost dead cuz it had alot of defense but it was easy pops every 2hrs on leviathan server
Who killed you? ME, well actually the NIN and WHM
# Nov 02 2005 at 1:52 PM Rating: Excellent
2,104 posts
Was in an xp party as my RNG (54) at the time.

Was running around not really paying attention pulling crabs back to camp. We were killing crabs pretty quick so I'd usually have to wait for one to pop. One popped, I targeted it without even thinking, and hit my pull macro.

Boy was I suprised when my macro read:

Get ready to kick the *bleep* out of this Aquarius

Needless to say I was lucky I turned in enough time to prevent me from even shooting. Fortunately I had just put a /wait 1 in my macro which not only saved my life, but my party members as well.

Well we all had a good laugh and I went back to pulling regular crabs while Aquarus sat there and taunted me.

About an hour passes and not one person attempted to kill it. I'm running around again trying to find some crabs and what to I do? Targeted Aquarius AGAIN. Luckily I noticed and was able to run to prevent the pull (party didnt think it was as funny second time around).

About another 15 mins. pass by and a brave Ninja decided to give Aquarius a try. Things were going good until the Ninja lost his shadows. After that it was pretty much over. The Ninja almost made it to zone, but ended up getting KOd just before (I can only imagine the parties coming in seeing none other then Aquarius stareing them in the face as they zoned).

Another Ninja showed up and decided to try his luck. Fight lasted at most 2 min. before his shadows dropped and he was forced to 2 hour.

Needles to say I was becoming aggitated. Seeing this crab completely tear apart two higher level NINs. Not only was I irritated at the fact that Aquarius went unclaimed for so long, but also thinking about the day when I would have to return to face this crab.

Then a shout: "Aquarius {Do you need it?}". To which the DRK in my party replies "{Yes please}". I asked the DRK if he needed the axe and he said no. Thankfully he let me join the party that was going to kill it.

I quickly disband my xp party and get invited to the one that was going to fight it. I was suddenly sad seeing only two people in the group. A 70 NIN and 70 WHM. Seeing how the two NINs earlier got beat so badly I felt I was on my way to a sure death.

The battle began and I started spaming bolts like crazy to no avail. Either I missed completely, or hit for 1 damage. I finally got enough TP to weapon skill which did 3 damage total. Fight was going good and then it happens. Ninjas shadows drop. Thankfully he was able to get them back up in time and the WHM was able to to get his HP back.

After 3 stacks of bolts (for those that are not aware 99 bolts make up a stack), 35 min. fighting, and the NIN going through his stash of tools, we kill it. Axe dropped and was passed to me.

Though it seamed that it was going to be another failed attempt and I would have to return again later on, it actually turned out pretty good.
I said my thank yous and disbanded the party.

I got re-invited to my xp party and apologized for doing that to them. Thankfully they understood and had a good time watching us beat on that crab. After about five min waiting for a couple people to return from being AFK I went back to pulling without any worries of accidently snagging Aquarius again, and was able to hit 55 and unlock Sidewinder and Slug Shot.

For those that want this axe I recommend asking parties in the tree if Aquarius is out and if it is to get a Godly NIN to tank it, and a higher up WHM to cure when the NINs shadows do drop. Otherwise, you'll need a nice bit of DD and some healers to take it down.

Sorry for the long post, hopefully it was somewhat entertaining, and good luck if you ever run into this steroid taking crab.

Edit: I can't spell /cry

Edited, Thu Nov 3 15:31:35 2005
# Oct 30 2005 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
263 posts
Soled this as a 65 Bst then again at 73. All you have to do is run around and keep switchin off onions or bring it to the 2nd lvl and us korigans. I like keepin it on the lower floor cause there basiclly no way you can lose. It was hard before i figured out this tactic...now its extremly easy.
Main Job: 73 BST/ 37 WHM 75 War/ 37 Nin

Other Jobs: 42 THF/ 37 WHM/ 30 NIN/ 21 MNK/ 21 RDM/ 10 SMN

# Oct 30 2005 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
21 posts
I solo'd this bad boy the other night after I spotted him while in a skill up party and got the Francisca for someone (Smn74/Whm37). I slowly, but surely chopped him down with Carbuncle, first putting up Stoneskin and Blink, then having Carbuncle Assault him. From there I ran to the zone, and kept summoning, and running through the tunnels near the zone. When I had his HP at around 20% I brought out Ramuh and 2hr'ed Judgment Bolt and got the kill. This was no short fight, but it can be done.
Spawn Time
# Oct 10 2005 at 2:54 AM Rating: Good
352 posts
What's the wait on Aquarius? I need a Fransisca for my WAR.

Anyone have a rough estimate?
Blagoce ~ Ragnarok
WAR 75 ~ BLM 50 ~ SAM 39 ~ NIN 37 ~ THF 37 ~ MNK 25 ~ WHM 22 ~ BST 10 ~ RNG 10 ~ RDM 10 ~ DRK 8 ~ COR 8 ~ SMN 1 ~ PLD 1 ~ DRG 1 ~ PUP 1 ~ BLU 1
Solstice HNM ~ Member
Dojang Linkshell ~ Leader

"I finally understand why Monks live lives of solitude...they don't have a choice."
~Leeroy, Galka Monk, after waiting 4 hours for a party in Crawler's Nest.
# Sep 27 2005 at 12:15 AM Rating: Default
40 posts
Wait, does Aquarius still drop the cloth, can anyone please confirm this for me, because if not getting a Vermillion Cloak will suck even more than it does already...
RE: Cloth
# Sep 27 2005 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
70 posts
From what i gather, no it does not drop cloth anymore. Used to be heavily camped by gil farmers on my server but after patch not anymore. Soloed it last night with no competition around. hope this helps
Kujata | Windurst | Rank 10
75Drk | 75Nin | 75Blm | 75Mnk | 75Thf
RE: Cloth
# Oct 03 2005 at 2:15 AM Rating: Decent
823 posts
Thats correct, it no longer drops d.cloth. GMs were totally *** about this NM..... if you claimed, gil sellers would train alot of Robber Crabs or Steelshells to MPK you.... if they succeed, GM will say "we'll look into it..." and nothing will ever get done. But if gil sellers claim and you even T R Y to MPK them... you get thrown in jail or banned.... oh wait.... that happens on any NM LOL!!
75Ranger/75Ninja/75Samurai/75White Mage/67Bard
Bastok Rank 10
Zilart: Complete
CoP: Complete
Leviathan Server
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RE: Cloth
# Nov 19 2005 at 2:37 AM Rating: Default
9 posts
(Conspiracy theorist) You know why this is? Square Enix makes gil freely, gives it to web sites for a certain price so they make money off something technically worthless, worthless in the real world. I beleave all Online games might be doing this. (Gilfinders) are highered cheaply to raise AH prices, kill HNMs and over all make it harder for the real players to survive without buying gil. They are SEs scape goats. -.-
Suicidal Black Mage Team
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