Vana'diel Bestiary: Mimic  

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Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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Spawned when a Thief fails to pick a lock on a chest or coffer using a Living Key.

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Would it be possible
# Jul 31 2008 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Is it possible to sneak spawn it or anything?
Information Please!!
# Nov 09 2007 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi Everyone

This is the first time I have ever posted on Alla. Any way to the point. Has anyone fought these enough to understand what their strengths and weaknesses are? My major concern is Treasures & Tribulations if we have to fight this, I just want to know my enemy.

Here is what I know they are light based, & hit hard and fast. Furthermore they have an AoE Poison Attack that is rather nasty plus draw in. What I would like to know is since they are light based are they vulnerable to sleep? If we chainspell drain anyone have any idea roughly how much damage a Red Mage lvl 49 could pull off on it with a mana dump-covert-mana dump, with around 800hp and 400mp..maybe 1/2 life, 1/4 life. or barely make a dent? Can you stun them with headbutt or the stun spell? Also I know it hard to say exactly due to their level range but in an educated guess roughly how many HP's do they have? Or is it all just futile and they resist everything you do?

I appreciate any help someone is willing to hand out!! Have a great day all and happy hunting.


Edited, Nov 9th 2007 6:54pm by gilfano

Edited, Nov 9th 2007 7:18pm by gilfano

Edited, Nov 9th 2007 7:35pm by gilfano
Information Please!!
# Feb 11 2008 at 9:28 AM Rating: Good
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They draw you in, stun you, attack pretty fast. Not a fun thing to fight.
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# Sep 23 2007 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
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These make me so angry, with the biting and the kicking and the OOYyyyYYYzzzzzIIINNBLLAAAYYYvin, it hurts.
Not a good way to get a key
# May 28 2007 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, went with a friend the other night to get the Beadeux coffer key where he can solo the coffer mobs and I'm on thf for TH2 (lvl 47). We thought to ourselves that if a coffer popped, I could attempt to pick it using living key to pop a mimic (killing will give key 100%). However, after a number of times i failed to open the first chest, i finally opened it only to get 10k. Second coffer got some useless item. The third time I popped the mimic (yes, we couldn't get the key off of normal coffer mobs cause of crappy drop rate), where I got my key then. Unless you got extraordinary amount of time on your hands, I would rather place my luck on the coffer mobs than on mimics to get my key.

Edited, May 28th 2007 11:56pm by twilightmaker
100% mimic pop???
# Feb 09 2007 at 3:26 AM Rating: Decent
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hmm.. helping a buddy with his af, is there anyway to pop one of these on purpose... maybe kick it or something?
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A fun experience
# Jan 14 2006 at 7:08 PM Rating: Good
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I was in Garlaige helping a friend do the sleepga II prequest (70THF/35NIN (Me) and 75WAR/37NIN) And he aggroed a Tainted Flesh by accident, he lived with 64 HP and I tell him to heal, and I'll let him find me on the map when I get to the door. Along the way, I see a treasure coffer, I pick it, and out comes my first mimic. ; ;

I tried to run a bunch of times without realizing the draw in, and, with no warp cudgel, I said "***** it, I'm gonna fight it" (The WAR was at about 100 HP at this point.) I start fighting it, keep Utsusemi up, and start attacking, it had surprisingly low Accuracy, and with 203+45 Evasion, I killed it easily, got poisoned by it's special attack 1 shot before I killed it (The Poison does 10 damage a tick and takes a long time to go away) Luckily, a BST that was helping us with the gates was nearby, and he gave me a poisona since I forgot my antidotes. And ironically, it dropped a coffer key... Well, a tip to THFs 65+, if you get a mimic, and don't have a way out of it, don't panic, keep shadows up, and don't expect to take more than 200 damage, they have extremely low accuracy :D
RE: A fun experience
# May 27 2006 at 6:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Zvahl madness
# Dec 20 2005 at 2:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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I just got a mimic trying to pick open a coffer in Castle Zvahl Baileys for my body AF. The first thing it did was poison and stun. I hit my panic macro (perfect dodge, wait 1, warp cudgel) but Perfect Dodge couldn't be activated because of the stun. It got me down to roughly 200 hp before I could finally get my 2-hour to work, warp, and enter my mog on the verge of dying. But I made it!

If you're gonna try to pick a coffer, have a panic macro and have your HP close to your mog house, because a mimic's poison is very nasty, you don't wanna warp and die in Jeuno.

I'm THF57/NIN28 and I was using Thief's Tools. My first experience getting a bad result with those.

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# Oct 18 2005 at 9:35 PM Rating: Default
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Can you put them to sleep? To be more specific with sleep bolts or arrows? Maybe hord lullaby or blm spell sleep. It'd be really helpful fighting these suckers as a thf.
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Questions about mob-family of mimic
# Oct 13 2005 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
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I am pretty sure about that mimic belong to the demon family since my Demon-Killer Job-Trait kicked in 2-3 times while fighting one in a skill-up/key party in Castle Zvahl Bailey when it was facing me.
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Picking Locks
# Jul 28 2005 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I know this may be a stupid question but I am a 30THF/15NIN do you have to be a certain level before you can pick a lock?
RE: Picking Locks
# Feb 18 2006 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
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No. You can pick any lock with a level one THF. You might have an increased amount of failures of opening a lock with a level one THF, but eventually after at least 5-10 tries you should be able to open any lock. I would suggest using a living key for better results.
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Not a Magic Pot
# Jul 17 2005 at 11:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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This website may say so, but.. these guys aren't Magic Pots. They belong to their own race, called the Mimic family. Oddly enough, they are the only member of their family, so Allakhazam just probably chose a random race to squeeze them in with.. I don't want to make this website look dumb, it's a fabulous website. I wouldn't have joined it if I thought otherwise. ^^ Just.. they aren't Magic Pots. I think I've made my statement clear, thanks for listening. :O
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# Jul 16 2005 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
dumb question but are mimics that high level evne in palbourough mines?
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RE: level
# Oct 17 2005 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
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yea they are :S no matter where you spawn them, if you ***** up picking a lock they are always that high
if cats always land on their feet, and toast always lands butter side up, what happens when you strap toast to the back of a cat and drop it from a tree?
#Littleshippou, Posted: Jul 04 2005 at 6:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) well. after it comes. will it stay there forever? or will it return back into a chest? because i was planning to purpously fail and unlock this monster into giddius and kill all necklace getters. but will it stay or go?
RE: i wonder
# Aug 20 2005 at 2:24 PM Rating: Default
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That's a pretty n00bish thing to ask, let alone do. Rate down. There's little money in the necklaces in AH, (tho that little can help newb players), people farming these are doing them for fame for Utsusemi quest, more often than not, something you will likely want to do down the road, so if you don't go the zinc ore route, you could very likely find yourself farming necklaces as well. And if you're trying to mpk rival farmer's, that makes you not only a n00b hypocrite, but puts you on the same level as gilsellers. {Congratulations}

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n00bs - can be any level from 1-75, but either have no idea how to play the game WITH other people, are complete asses, or (usually) both.

newbs - just a new player, doesn't know much but willing to learn.

Edited, Sat Aug 20 15:24:12 2005
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only THF can pick locks?
# Jun 27 2005 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
Perhaps this is a noob question to ask, but I'm not an experienced THF player... Can you pick a coffer/chest as a THF sub?
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RE: only THF can pick locks?
# Jul 04 2005 at 2:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Only THF main can pick locks.
# Jun 16 2005 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Would it be possible switch the .dat of the mimic with something else so that you know if that chest is a mimic or not? I tried this by switching the regular chest .dat but it didn't change to what I set it to until after I opened it.
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RE: hmmm...
# Mar 25 2006 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
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No it wouldnt work because all chests are the same thing, and as you pick it it then becomes the other thing if you ***** up. Thus you still wouldnt know its a mimic until its too late.
RE: hmmm...
# Oct 26 2005 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
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no it wouldnt because the mob becomes a mimic after you pick it so it wouldnt do anything until you pop the chest and get eating by a giant treasure monster.
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RE: hmmm...
# Oct 17 2005 at 12:25 AM Rating: Decent
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hmmm. that might work, but that would make you a hacker. i dont know about all you people but I play this game because i love it. not because of competition, not just to say i did, not for work(gilselling); i play it for FUN. and i LOVE it, and hopefully if your playin it u love it too. and if you do, why are you hacking it? how could you do such a thing?!
if cats always land on their feet, and toast always lands butter side up, what happens when you strap toast to the back of a cat and drop it from a tree?
# Apr 29 2005 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Hmm.. If they belong to the family of Magic Pots... Does that mean they are weak against bludgeoning damage? >_>
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# Mar 28 2005 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
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I always thought mimic was a mimic of me, like a shade or spriggan.
Expected to be fighting another taru summoner or something when I read "mimic".

Fixed for rediculously horrible grammar and spelling; sorry, this was apparently one of my first posts. whoo

Edited, Feb 4th 2007 7:34pm by Venlo
Mimic = another D&D rip-off
# Mar 16 2007 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Venlo wrote:
I always thought mimic was a mimic of me, like a shade or spriggan.
Expected to be fighting another taru summoner or something when I read "mimic".

Fixed for rediculously horrible grammar and spelling; sorry, this was apparently one of my first posts. whoo

Edited, Feb 4th 2007 7:34pm by Venlo

Mimics (like a LOT of other stuff) are WAY TOO obviously ripped off from the Dungeons and Dragons' monster, the Mimic, which in most pictorial representations are shown mimicing treasure chests. In D&D, of course, the Mimic can take ANY form, and has a couple of varieties (normal, killer)...

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Mimic = another D&D rip-off
# Jun 28 2007 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
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You say "ripped off" from DnD... but 90% of DnD stuff is "ripped off" from Tolkein or various mythologies, so...
Level Range
# Mar 26 2005 at 5:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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What's the lowest level these things are... say... in Palborough Mines?
RE: Level Range
# Oct 17 2005 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
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the level range it says up there is the same in all areas. if you fail to pick a lock in a lvl 1 area, the mimic will still be lvl 50+
if cats always land on their feet, and toast always lands butter side up, what happens when you strap toast to the back of a cat and drop it from a tree?
# Mar 21 2005 at 2:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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My very first Mimic, what a tragedy:
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# Mar 04 2005 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
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if u dont use a coffer or chest key theres a chance ull get a mimic depending on your stats and lvl,living keys r better for low lvl thiefs because as far as im aware they work on a percetage ratio that is not affected by stats, and as ive been told skelliton keys work using INT and theif tools work with DEX,<not completely sure this is theory only and not even my own> but if ur low enough to need a living key u probly wont get anything work the cost of the living key anyways, drawn in from what ive seen has a small reset timer so if a thief makes a fake run gets drawn in then flees and a zone is near by he can make it but the warp out is the best way. Mimics are SE's way of saying u dun ****** up boy :D
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# Feb 28 2005 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Mimics can spawn from ANY failed pick, no matter what you're using. I've tried skeleton keys, living keys, and thief's tools, and I've gotten mimics from all of them. I suggest Thief Tools from my past experiences, but it's all luck (And possibly +INT gear) anyway. Good luck with your AF coffers, and make sure to bring a warp cudgel.
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# Feb 22 2005 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Up until lastnight I never had to deal with coffers, but I was doing my AF2 and the only thing available in the AH were living keys. I bought a stack, made my way to Monastic Cavern with the hubby and got lucky. All it took was one try, no mimic, and got my hands on the old gauntlets.
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RE: .
# Aug 20 2005 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I realize I'm responding to an old post, but for any perusing this thread who don't know, and at least as far as I know, when you're trying to get either THF AF, or old gauntlets for any job, which you can do by picking the lock as thf, picking is 100% success rate, giving you the item you're after. I may be wrong, but experience from full thf AF, as well as old gauntlets for 3 jobs (I lvld rdm before thf was high enough for coffers) tells me i'm right. It probably says the same thing in thief forum, but i haven't looked there.
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# Jul 26 2005 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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dead link
not just from living keys
# Jan 20 2005 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I got one of these bad boys in monastic cavern at level 45. I saw an unattended coffer (no orcs looking i mean) and went for it. The surprising part is that i got it using thieve's tools. I was under the assumption that tools didn't pop mimics. Beware guys.

Needless to say, his AoE curse/stun got me. Orcs saw me before my stun wore off, so i died before i could 2hr/warp. I got sent back to HP with about 700 less exp but a stack of mythril and a couple gold coins in my pockets^^;
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draw in
# Dec 23 2004 at 1:18 AM Rating: Decent
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so what does it look like when your "drawn in"? do you just run back to it automatically or what?
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RE: draw in
# May 25 2005 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
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"Drawn in is NM speak for you're screwed"~No2Wookie

its an ability that some most powerful mobs have that will take a person who is probably trying to escape and "pull" them back to the mob, be afraid, be very afraid :)
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RE: draw in
# Dec 28 2004 at 8:50 PM Rating: Default
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You dissappear and then reappear right next to it, but it's not like zoning, it's instant.
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RE: draw in
# Jun 21 2005 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Think a BLM tractor spell, except you have no choice and you aren't dead... yet...
Super Jump?
# Dec 11 2004 at 12:35 AM Rating: Decent
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I was wondering what would happen with a mimic if a drg used Super jump on it right after it agros. Would it just resume beating the crap out of the drg when he landed? Or does it only agro from the failed chest opening?
RE: Super Jump?
# Dec 18 2004 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Only thiefs can attempt to pick a lock, therefor its ipossible for drg to do anything :( sry
RE: Super Jump?
# Jan 06 2005 at 9:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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However, dragoons can do the BCNM50 quest that involves mimics, so the question is still valid. I'd be curious to know the answer to this as well.
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RE: Super Jump?
# Nov 20 2005 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Well i've never seen super jump used on a mimic, but unlike Thief's Hide, it doesn't clear all hate/aggro (i.e. if there's no one else that has hate the monster will look around stupidly for a few seconds and then start attacking the dragoon again). But, if you have your wyvern out and are engaged with the mimic when you Super Jump, when you come back down your wyvern should take hate (assuming you turn around before hitting the mimic again) and you might be able to disengage and get back to the burning circle before it kills your wyvern and comes after you. I've never tried this with a monster that has draw-in capabilities, but in theory it should work.
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# Nov 21 2004 at 7:25 PM Rating: Default
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Ok, here's my story about the encounter of the mimic (dum dum dummmm)

My Fiance (Ulyses, pld) needed his coffer key in eldieme, and he wanted to spawn a mimic with a living key to do so. So I offered to help, whipping out my lv9 (yes, 9 lol) thf to be the sacrifice. We had a lv56rng/nin, lv55pld/war(Ulyses) lv75pld/war,and a lv60something whm/blm. We head there, sneak up and at the lower areas we find one, first time I just get weakened (fyi, if a thf fails to open a coffer they can also get weakened) found one RIGHT behind the gravestone (the one next to the room with all those invisible holes you can fall down) of course it starts with a AOE stun, kills me. I get raised, stand up, hit it, died. My 4th death during battle my fiance raises me and I see him starting to do AOE. I'm so sneaky sneaky I'll run from it, I dodge it! Get aggroed by a Haunt, he does Stone III (I believe) and kills me automatically. Let's just say the mimic is a push over, wasn't hard AT ALL. Also I heard another coffer spawns about 5minutes after a mimic spawn, because Ulyses got his old gaunlets right afterwards.

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# Nov 15 2004 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
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You cannot run from a mimic. Until you're level 70+ (thf), you must either 2hr + Instant Warp or die. After level 70, it is possible to solo them if you have maxed Marksmanship and Evasion.

If you are in a party lev 60+ it isn't very difficult to kill a mimic. A mimic will always drop a coffer key, I don't think they drop anything else.

A Thf can get a mimic when using any type of key. From my experience, Living Keys, being the worst keys to use, have the best chance of spawning a mimic. However it is possible to get a mimic using Thf tools or even Skeleton Keys, you just have a smaller chance of getting one.
Thief tools AND Living keys
# Nov 03 2004 at 1:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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Mimics spawn using either Thief tools or Living keys. I don't know if Skeleton Keys will spawn them or not.
You cannot run from it. It draws you in and you can't go anywhere.
It poisons you instantly.
Best way to escape is Perfect dodge + Instant warp.
If in a party setting, the entire PT will be poisoned, but if they do NOT engage it, it will disappear after either killing the THF, or the THF warps out.

I've been killed by them twice in Monastic Caverns, while attempting to pick the coffer for my AF gloves and twice in Beadeaux, using Thief tools each time.

I also believe the coffer re-spawns instantly if it's a mimic. Because after being raised in Beadeaux the first time, I found it in another area not 5 minutes later, and the same after it spawned on me the 2nd time.
I didn't even attempt to pick it the 3rd time I saw it.
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# Oct 17 2004 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
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You guys think a 61 Drk and 30Mnk can Handle one of these?

Edited, Sun Oct 17 10:07:17 2004
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# May 23 2005 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
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i want to know too.my buddy (Lvl 60 drk/thf)wants to helpme get AF but doesnt know if we could take one anyone who has tried please let us know
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# Sep 22 2004 at 2:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Mimics would make great security devices for the everday mog-house ^^
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to get it
# Sep 17 2004 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
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to get a mimic u need to fail with a living key i think
# Sep 09 2004 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
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friend was doing skill up when theif finds a chest he fails and what comes up is a ...mimic.. so luckily there all 55-70 lvl and they school it..it was funny though i was lauhting my *** off

# Aug 22 2004 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Ugh, trying to get my old gauntlets, used up 4 skeleton keys trying to pick the lock only to get a mimic. What the ****'s with that drawn in thing? ;_;

That much farther from my next level.
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# Aug 16 2004 at 7:19 PM Rating: Good
I'm afraid to pick my chests cause of these. T_T
# Aug 07 2004 at 11:31 PM Rating: Default
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Mimic = no fun
ph34r me
Mimic difficulty
# Jul 28 2004 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
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So i'm in monastic caverns looking for a coffer for my AF. After 30 minutes i find one! Awesome i feel successful. Oh ????, mimic on first thieves tools. Perfect dodge and flee (because i was idiotic and forgot the instant warp scroll). To my surprise, i start running away and "The Mimic draws you in." Oh crap it really is a nightmare. Died after 40 seconds.

Should always pick coffers with an instant warp scroll and perfect dodge 2hr ready.

Lucky enough i came back an hour later and got the old gauntlets on the first thieves tools on the new coffer.

And i'm just curious, anyone have a good estimated level that these things could be solo'd? Nobody has really said anything specific about soloing these things. Thanks.

Edited, Wed Jul 28 19:19:44 2004
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RE: Mimic difficulty
# Nov 13 2004 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
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This ability of mobs to draw you in is an ability certain player-characters have too. It simply has a different name. It's called: Provoke. ^^
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RE: Mimic difficulty
# Aug 20 2004 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
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The Mimic draws you in? how is that possible? did it keep you from running away, or something like bind?
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RE: Mimic difficulty
# Aug 30 2004 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
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The worm BCNM40 has this too. Just kinda brings you to it. Not a nice move.
RE: Mimic difficulty
# Sep 21 2004 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I saw Bloodtear Baldruff do the "drawn in" thing on some poor guy... he must have mistaken it for a normal ram, as it was purple. I almost made that mistake too...
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RE: Mimic difficulty
# Aug 29 2004 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
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no, it has an ability that will draw you in if you move away from it. "The Mimic draws you in" is the text that will appear in the chat box. There is no way to escape from it. You could have a blm sleep it, then flee, PD, whatever, as soon as it wakes up, no matter where you are, it will draw you in. I'm not sure if this will happen if you are lucky enough to get to a zone while it is sleeping, but i doubt its possible. There usually arent chests around zones that i know of.
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RE: Mimic difficulty
# May 01 2005 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I realize this is an old post, but I figure I would give my experience with this issue.

There is a coffer spawn in Ifrit's Cauldron close to a zone. I didnt have any warp, but I was feeling lucky that day and tried to pick the lock.

I picked the lock and got a mimic, I have got a mimic several times using Thief's Tools in the past.

Due to prior experience, I can't kill the mimic only level 54 Thf/whm at the time. I decided to wait and see if the Death Trap/Bind wears off. I got down to red hit points and no more mps, I used Perfect Dodge. To my surprise, bind wore off. I used flee and ran to zone. I almost made it to zone but a Dire Bat aggroed and ended up killing me a few feet from the zone. So close. The mimic never used any draw-in effect.

Only buffs I had with my /whm where protect 2, shell, regen, blink, and sneak on when I opened chest. I kept curing myself trying to by time and keep myself alive as long as possible.

I hope this information helps in some way, maybe get people thinking outside the box.

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# Jul 26 2004 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Finally got my revenge on the Mimic.

They're still **** hard at lvl 66 had to get my RDM to help kill it for me... luckily he was nearby ^^

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# Jun 10 2004 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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I am not sure what you are referring to as BS, but killing a Mimic will drop the coffer key 100% of the time.
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# May 20 2004 at 6:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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Almost every single one of these drops a key to the coffer the thf was trying to pick ^^; LVL 72 thf was helping me get a coffer in casle vhazl bailey's for close to 2 hours without a key drop. We were about to leave and she picked the coffer we had found, and out popped a mimic. We killed it with relative ease and there was my key. If all else fails, have a thief pick the lock before you leave ^^ Thanks bunny!!!
I hate these
# May 18 2004 at 7:21 PM Rating: Good
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I hate these guys. i have yet only been killed by one so far, but then again, i have only gotten 3 coffers. i got it in castle oztroja and killed me in a around 30 seconds. so so far for me i am 1/3 on mimics and 2/3 of succesfull w/o a mimic. the only way to escape these is to get a high lvl party, and i mean very high or to use perfect dodge + instant teleport. ill be back coffer hunting in oztroja once i get 56 so i can wear 3 of my Af which adds to steal so i can get gold coins and ill have better chances of succesfully oppening a coffer.
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RE: I hate these
# May 18 2004 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
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ack..sorry for the double post.
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I hate these
# May 18 2004 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I hate these guys. i have yet only been killed by one so far, but then again, i have only gotten 3 coffers. i got it in castle oztroja and killed me in a around 30 seconds. so so far for me i am 1/3 on mimics and 2/3 of succesfull w/o a mimic. the only way to escape these is to get a high lvl party, and i mean very high or to use perfect dodge + instant teleport. ill be back coffer hunting in oztroja once i get 56 so i can wear 3 of my Af which adds to steal so i can get gold coins and ill have better chances of succesfully oppening a coffer.
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Skeleton keys as well
# May 17 2004 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Description needs to be updated. It spawns when a THF fails to pick a chest/coffer w/ ANY key. W/ Skeleton keys, you usually wont get a Mimic until about the 3rd or 4th failed attempt. BTW, the poison they give you when they spawn does 20hp per 2 seconds.

Edited, Mon May 17 18:00:44 2004
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# May 17 2004 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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This is the funest thing to Die from.
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They also spawn from picked coffers/chests...
# May 04 2004 at 9:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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These are not Magic Pots. Magic Pots are gigantic hovering vases with creepy eyes that hum loudly but are generally immobile when not attacked.

Mimics look more or less like treasure chests, except where there should be treasure there is a gaping, fanged maw. These spawn whenever a thief fails to pick a lock using a Living Key, and as such can spawn in any dungeon that has coffers/chests (to name a few: Ordelle's Caves, Maze of Shakrami, Gusgen Mines, Ghelsba Fort, Boyadha Tree, Quicksand Caves, Crawler's Nest, Garliage Citadel, etc. etc. etc)

They're pretty hairy beasts. They attack very fast and do some unpleasant-looking AOE attack that I was fortunate not to feel (I was watching as 3 adventurers in full AF or better fought on in Boyadha Tree)

Their level appears to be at least equal to or higher than that of the THF that attempted to pick the lock. They're meant to kill the THF. ^^

From what I can tell if a chest/coffer pick fails and a Mimic spawns, another chest/coffer spawns within the next 2-3 minutes in a different spot. If the THF has survived the encounter with the Mimic they are free to attempt another pick on the new chest/coffer, or a witness to the fight can beat them to the spot easily and open it with the appropriate key. ^^
RE: They also spawn from picked coffers/chests...
# May 17 2004 at 7:57 AM Rating: Good
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SE said they are Magic Pots, so we call them Magic Pots. <shrug>
RE: They also spawn from picked coffers/chests...
# May 17 2004 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, they probably come under the same classification as pots, i.e Arcana.

But that's just my speculation. :)

Funny pic btw.
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RE: They also spawn from picked coffers/chests...
# Jul 07 2004 at 12:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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A Magic Pot is a pot that sits quietly until you use magic and then tries to kill you.

A Mimic is a treasure chest that pretends to be a normal chest until you try to get treasure from it, and then it tries to kill you.

I can see the similarity, can't you?


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RE: They also spawn from picked coffers/chests...
# Jul 26 2004 at 5:04 AM Rating: Decent
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So an Elemental is a Magic Pot too, right? xP

I think Mimics and Magic Pots would make up a good 'evil household objects' mob type.
RE: They also spawn from picked coffers/chests...
# Aug 09 2004 at 3:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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Wait until Chains of Promathia when they add Dynamis - Mog House and you have to fight Vanguard Royal Beds.
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