Vana'diel Bestiary: Novv the Whitehearted  

Found in:Sea Serpent Grotto
Job:White Mage
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
Updated: Fri Feb 6 03:30:33 2009

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Novv the Whitehearted's Spawn Location
Novv the Whitehearted's Spawn Location

    • Novv the Whitehearted is no longer a lottery pop, and will spawn regardless of the other four Sahagin in its spawn area being up or not.

    • This area can be accessed by trading a Gold Beastcoin to the door at (I-14) on the first map of the zone, or by dropping down from the ledge at (L-8) from the fifth map of the zone.

  • Has a potent auto-regen effect that cannot be dispelled.

  • Immune to Silence and resistant to Sleep and Lullaby.

Novv the Whitehearted Special Attacks

  • White Magic: Capable of casting all white magic spells available to a level 75 White Mage apart from the Tier II merit spells.

  • Hydro Shot: Single target physical damage with additional Enmity down and Knockback effects.

  • Hydro Ball: Single target Water based magic damage with an additional Strength down effect.

  • Spinning Fin: AoE physical damage with an additional Stun effect (Circle of effect originates from user).

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

  • Benediction: AoE massive HP recovery and status ailment removal effect.

    • Denoted by the characteristic mob two-hour animation effect (Circle of effect originates from user).

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Crazy Autoregen
# Nov 14 2008 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Just tried to solo him on 75 RDM/NIN, I couldn't pull off enough damage, lowest i got him to was 85%. Autoregen kept taking him back up to 100% -_-. Thank god there was a thf there farming, he kindly helped me out.

Got the coat 1/1 :)
Amazing fight!
# Aug 17 2008 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
Just "Duo'd" this w/a WHM friend while farmin MNK Testy. The fight took a good 20+ min. Decaynine:73WHM/NIN ME:68MNK/DNC decided to take it on, almost a mistake to do so, we both used 2HR mid~ battle, popped NPC's bout 3/4 way through. Survived the fight by mad skill x2, got coat, Shellra IV and a sardine.

/bow <Decaynine> WHM tank

Din get Testy, but later today is another day^^

siren hair
# Feb 29 2008 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
so since that update when they took sirens hair from most the NM's in the SSG,i was just want someone too please confirm that this NM still does drop sirens hair
What now?
# Dec 17 2007 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Easy solo as THF/NIN75, just make sure you remember he will Bene @ around 50% HP. This is a 1-6 hr spawn now, and it's not lottery off other Sahagin's. He now pops in the SW corner of the large room past the Gold Beastcoin, opposite end of the room the Yarr the Pearleyed.

Had to kill it twice to get the Coat (which I wanted), both times with double TH3+.

Note that the description hasn't been updated, so Siren's hair no longer drops from this NM. This was changed in a recent update to stop RMTs camping him. They could still be active in the area farming coral fragments, however.

If you have THF AFv2 Hat, you can also Mug him for around 3.5k and he drops about that when killed. Combined with the other NM and Sahagin BRD scroll drops and coral drops, you can actually make a bit of gil whilst you are waiting for him to pop.

Just be warned, the pops can be long (for me, first popped soon, about 30mins after I arrived, but the second took an additional 2-3hrs) so it can get a bit tiresome waiting for it to pop.

Rrylia (Windurst)
Melee: THF75 | NIN37
Mages: WHM75 | SMN37 | BRD60
Rank » X
CoP » Complete
ZM » Complete
ToAU » Complete
Crafts: [blue] Woodworking 66
DRG can easily solo.
# Oct 28 2007 at 7:13 AM Rating: Decent
Solo'd him this morning as DRG75/WHM37. Had a couple close calls and if you wish to attempt this, bring a couple echo drops. Drops were only pamtam kelp and Cure V scroll. Also, 47 experience points if that's any indication to its true level. Be sure when you fight it to pull the NM to a safe location away from neighboring WHM sahagin.

Edited, Nov 5th 2007 3:46pm by MidnightBastoker
solo worked for me
# Aug 03 2007 at 7:48 AM Rating: Good
198 posts
Went in as 75 bst/whm and had an ep mousse pet (slime) that was about 3/4 health from fighting other mobs in the area. I had no pet food with me and Novv the Whitehearted spawned near the north edge not far from other linking/ aggro mobs. I pulled him with a Dia 2 and got no links at all. I only took hate couple times and the mousse tanked him very well. He used benidiction about 1/2 way through (and cured to full health... Doh!) and I started thinking of what jug pets I had with me or how I can get the nearby robber crabs without aggro or links. Didnt end up needing any other pets and the mousse pet had about 5-10% health left at the end of fight. He dropped mistrals coat, cure V, bastore sardine, 4800 gil and gave me 27 xp with a pet. When I first arrived at camp a group of GS had claimed him and he spawned right at 2.5 hrs after. Hope this helps estimate the strength and spawn time of him for others.
# Aug 01 2007 at 10:55 PM Rating: Default
12 posts
just solo'ed this bad boy, im a 75NIN, and to be honest i dont have the best of gear, and still solo'ed him i got hit once >< and only b/c when he was @ 7% i got all excited ran out of my room to get my brother, and he hit me LOL... its all good tho i still kicked his ***, but not a hard NM to solo... just a lot of ****** HP, and paralyze is always a great spell to have :)
# Jul 09 2007 at 10:13 AM Rating: Good
62 posts
well got the drop when a THF finally helped me wOOt....and also in the two days I camped it....I got 2 Charby kills and one Joy Toy for myself he he .....1/3 on the minstrel coat drops....thanx to Silentstalker thf with uber TH hunter as we know all NIN have -XII TH :( he he he fun linking mobs all over the place.....and ooo ya after 5-6 hours and 2 kills on the NM once a taru and elf showed up and camped for 20 minutes and got the claim and drop i was so depressed at that point lol....that i went and camped Charby for 4 hours and helped friend get her Joy Toy too ^^ all in all a good 2 days
hmmm lottery winner 100MIL 47396....I had 48396 KUPO
weeee I won an exp scroll thanx SE!!!!
BLM75 MNK75 NIN75 BRD75 SMN75 PLD75 THF75 DNC75 BST75 RDM75 DRG75 WHM62 DRK60 SAM59 WAR56 RNG40 COR25 PUP7 SCH6 BLU5 1145 total 250 MERITS
NPC LV 70 Cooking100+7 Goldsmithing49.8+1
Be prepared
# Jun 12 2007 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
112 posts
This NM is no joke to solo. His autoregen will heal himself 1-2% hp per tic on top of his ability to Cure V himself (20%hp restored) and Curaga III (15% hp). His only aoe attack is his spinning move that will strip 1-2 shadows, but all other moves are single target and easily manageable. An overwhelming attack power (via weapon skill or DoT) is needed to bring him down by yourself, otherwise his self-healing abilities will push this into a tough endurance fight.

I attempted to solo this as a lvl 73 Nin/rdm, primarily for fast cast and dispel. Thankfully I was able to take off his protect IV and stoneskin with dispel, however the fight pushed for far too long. Jubaku (paralyze) saved my ***, since it kept him from casting his cure spells decently. By the time he was down, had about 250 hp left and no coat. Fight lasted for 24 minutes.
Hard to silence + auto-regen
# Jun 09 2007 at 2:23 PM Rating: Default
338 posts
Wanted to go to Charyb and saw this guy, killed a Mousse so i can pull him there to fight him as 75 RDM/WHM.

Mousse down, the NM went after a GS Party there, i helped them...however i was buffed and wanted to start fight anyway.

Couldnt silence him with Auster Stuff and 300 Enfeeb skill lol...:/

Everytime he was at 98% his HP immediatly went up to 100% i couldnt take him down because of his auto-regen.
Bound him and warped, thx to olduum ring.
# Dec 16 2006 at 3:03 AM Rating: Decent
I'm pretty sure this NM can't be lvl 74. I solo'd it today as 74nin/war and got 47 exp. That would make it top end EP to me, maybe lvl 67-68 at best I would think. Also the NM popped right after I had killed the Lagoon Sahagin and did not replace any of the other sahagin that were in the area. I think SE may have recently changed the spawn type from lottery of Lagoon Sahagin to timed spawn, but that's just my guess. I won't know for sure until I kill it a couple more times
# Dec 12 2006 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
85 posts
i cant hate on RMT anymore since they got me the coat too, as well as helped me kill charby. I dont buy or sell gil, and i am cheap with buying items. Since everything is so cheap now i am not gonna hate on the anymore. They prob make 10cents/hr
# May 02 2007 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
I have also soloed this NM twice now on my Monk. It was not the easiest fight at all, and once I was left with only 298 HP. But an amazing fight, and alot of fun basically! Surprised the two times I killed RMT weren't all over it :D
Mnk 75
War 75
Brd 75

* * * Sexiest Taru in the World* * *
very lucky
# Dec 09 2006 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Was here farming and saw RMT parties camping all NM's as usual... saw Novv pop and watched them claim. At about 1/8Hp I started to spam "bard body can I have it please" I've never heard of RMT party actually doing anything good. A few minutes later I got invite from the party (I assume after the hair was claimed) and the coat was in the treasure. 1/1 without even fighting.
very lucky
# Dec 09 2006 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Was here farming and saw RMT parties camping all NM's as usual, saw Novv pop and watched them claim. At about 1/8Hp I started to spam "bard body can I have it please" I've never heard of RMT party actually doing anything good; A few minutes later I got invite from the party (I assume after the hair was claimed) and the coat was in the treasure. 1/1 without even fighting.
drop rate
# Dec 02 2006 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
just killed again, 0/3 crap drops the 3 times. All i want is the bard armor nothin else. every spawn i just ask a prty if i can have the armor and they let me right in. Very helpfull pple here everyone i asked said they would help. People at camp was never to much a few here or there, sept in the morning when japenese are about the camp had about 15 people here. But will keep at it till i get the minstrals coat.

Any on bahamute after the sirens hair ill help. i dont want the hair
bahamut 73whm 63brd 61drk GALKA...
drop rate
# Dec 11 2006 at 5:48 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
wants the coat
doesnt care about the hair
willing to camp for hours/days/weeks(Hope not weeks)
send a /tell
i dont have a life so I'll be on
Reason to lvl BST: Pets are smarter than most party members.


1/1 Solo
# Jul 23 2006 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
898 posts
Just beat this as solo Nin/War

He didnt touch me once.

Real Easy

OH and it dropped ! 1/1

Lame ; ;
# Jul 22 2006 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
Well, Im 0/2 at this point. Just started camping him today, and I already have a feeling this is gonna be another 1/13 drop like my Moldivate Earring ; ;.

Anyways, first fight, I got the claim over GS with Dia(they suck pretty bad at claiming on our server) as 75RNG/37WHM. The setup was 75PLD/WAR, 70BST/BLU, 75SAM/THF, and myself. We beat it really quick, the regen wasnt a problem at all, took about 45 sec give or take, only reason it took so long was because of Benediction ><. No Minstrel's Coat drop(what I was after) OR any Siren's Hairs, instead we just got Shellra IV and Quus -.-.

Second fight, I once again got the claim with Dia, this time it was me as 75RNG/37WHM, 75SAM/THF, and 75DRK/NIN. SAM basically tanked it. We beat it in about 35 seconds(everyone but DRK used 2hr). And once again, nothing worthwhile, all we got was Bastore Sardine and Shellra IV...

But yeah, the fight is cake, it's just the claim that's pretty tough, since there's Gilsellers camping it(on my server at least). Im sure a NIN and BRD could beat it's ***. Anyways, Ill be updating this each time I kill it, Im not leaving SSG until Ive gotten my Coat(yeah, Im persistent XD). Wish me luck :o

EDIT:: Just got the Coat drop about an hour ago :D. Got the claim over 5 GS again with Dia, the GS suck pretty bad at claiming. This time I did it with the same SAM, a 75THF, and me as RNG/WHM again. Our drops were: Bastore Sardine, Minstrel's Coat, Cure V. 1/3 on Coat wooo. Still no Hairs though ; ;.

Edited, Jul 23rd 2006 at 3:42am EDT by KasukiRNG
Fenrir Server
War/nin solo..
# Jun 25 2006 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
60 posts
Hi everyone... Just wondering.
I am 75war/nin and I use bloody bolts and many high potions+ ... and I am completely decked out in eva/eva skill+ gear.. think I can solo him?

I usually tank things such as avatar prime battles and such with ease. I even solo'ed titan and leviathon with no assistance, for a friend..

Many Thanks for any response....

Edited, Sun Jun 25 09:04:19 2006
KATAARO : 75BST - 75BRD - 75RNG - 75WAR - 68BLU


LS : Eightdeadlysins
New spawn behavior
# May 08 2006 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
61 posts
So my boyfriend and I decided to try and get some Siren's hair the other night so I could get a pair of cursed slacks synthed.

Went down there and started killed the lagoon sahagin placeholder and everything else just to pass the time between spawns. Were there for maybe an hour before someone else showed up.

Seemed he was interested in the Minstrel's Coat so we invited him to our party and continued killing stuff. Maybe another half hour had gone by and two other people showed up.

About another hour passed before the NM finally popped. Now here's the interesting part. The two other people had just claimed the Lagoon Sahagin and were in the midst of killing it when Novv spawned. So it seems like SE changed it so the NM pops independently of the placeholder now, but placeholders still have to be killed to force the spawn.

We noticed the same thing when we were camping Zuug the Shoreleaper just before we went to visit Novv. Killed one of the Delta Sahagins, went to pull the other and Zuug was suddenly there.

And for those wondering, Novv dropped a Siren's hair and a quus, but no coat. Wish he would've dropped the coat, the other person in our party was really nice. ;-; Maybe next time.
Windurstian Mithra of Bahamut
75 WHM / 75 BLM / 75 PLD / 75 RDM
Crafting and leveling junkie
# Feb 17 2006 at 10:28 AM Rating: Decent
460 posts
Got this puppy yesterday. 1/1 Was there maybe an hour, we out pulled the GSs that were there.

Drops were hair, coat, regen3 & another misc item i forgot.

Camped it for coat & got a nice payday out of it as well.

75-DRK 75-BRD 62-RDM
# Nov 20 2005 at 10:33 AM Rating: Default
14 posts
last night a friend of mine wanted to pay back the gil sellers camping this for when he got mpk'd, and even though I'm only BRD30 thought, might as well get this ahead of time since someone is going anyway.

So we get there, there are 2 gil sellers and then an LS of about 15 **** all camping this, so we almost left just cause of the sheer number of people there. Decided to stay though.

So here I am Thf51/whm so that I can have TH2 for drops and sneak myself so I don't get killed down there and he pops on far side of the pop area but BEHIND all the campers. so I'm freakin' out cause I know I have no way of getting there, but even less chance of getting message off to other 2 to go claim.

I run over and hit my Dia macro and it turns red! I'm like, what the ****! I got it! the NM pop's and takes me 5-6 seconds to claim when most of the Lagoon pops were taken before I could even see them!

Then to top it all of we got BOTH the coat and the hair drop, so I guess you could say I'm 2/1 on this now. I was thrilled cause I thought my TH2 was broken, I'm about 2/65 on NM drops now.
My new coat
# Nov 16 2005 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Today I went down to SSG with an LS 74THF/NIN, with hopes of getting this guy for coat and hair, since everyone loves a gil drop while camping any NM, heh. (hair 1.5M on gilgamesh right now) So we roll down and find 6 other campers there, pt of 2 and 4, casually killing sahagins so Novv wont get links, then go into psycho camp mode when Lagoon Sahagin(PH)/Novv spawn, and me and THF doing so also, although we never beat the others to a Lagoon claim. My brother starts bugging me for the comp so I say to THF that I gotta go after 2 more PH spawns. Next one rolls by, Lagoon again, we miss. Coming close to the next spawn, I start typing to THF that if we do get claim, I'm gonna hold back to sleepga any MPK attempts. (I'm 75WHM/BLM, my BRD is 57 at the moment, and yes, MPK's happen pretty often in SSG over siren hair NM's.) While I'm typing this, Novv pops square in front of me, and i see his name clear as day, so I quickly pound the ESC key to remove text, hit F8 to target him, and hit my flash macro before any other camper turns to see that it's popped. Novv actually almost owned me here, got me down to 150/750HP before THF got hate from SA, but I got stoneskin and regen 3 on and that fixed that. THF proceeds to hack at Novv for quite some time before we realize he has regen of about 50hp/tick, so I jumped in to start fighting and we SC'ed Shark Bite > Hexa Strike, and that took him down really quick with the extra SC damage. We let THF get last hit, and drops were:

Bastore Sardine
Shellra IV
Minstrel's Coat (WOOT!)

So to wrap this long story up, I'm 1/1 on my coat, and now THF can get back to camping THF knife NM, which I owe him some help for now. ^^

*edited for spelling and corrected shellra VI to IV

Edited, Wed Nov 16 02:15:24 2005
What is the world coming to?
# Oct 19 2005 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
549 posts
Saw this guy last night, 2 people managed to claim him only to be MPKed by another group of people a minute later. The MPKers got claim and killed it...to bad they all didn't die! I have to wonder at people like that. A little respect and courtesy go a long way.

Shadar, Galka Whm of Midgardsormr
not soloable
# Sep 26 2005 at 11:43 AM Rating: Default
373 posts
in all honestly i dont see how he can be soloed by anything other then say a smn the reason i say this is because when i went to fight him a 75bst tried soloing him but died luckily he had reraise on and by the time i got there weakness wore and got claim again and beat him. the fact of the matter is even with soul voice requiem with his Hp wasnt budgeing has a nasty regen ability and plz a drg/whm wouldnt be able to solo because he simply hits to hard. so yea.... even smn would have trouble if they couldnt offset that Regen

btw got my coat on first drop ^^

Edited, Mon Sep 26 12:53:25 2005

RE: not soloable
# Jun 17 2006 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
122 posts
I solo this NM on DRG/RDM regularly. Protect 2 and Phalanx are more than enough to counter its damage. He only hits me for about 40-70. The problem with this guys is his Auto-Regen. It must be about 30-50 per tick so you need alot of dmg to counter it. To get back to the point, yes DRG/mage can solo this with no difficulty.

P.S. Bring a few echo drops to be safe.
too weak
# Sep 19 2005 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
694 posts
killed this guy last night 70rng 65mnk 63drg/whm, pretty easy fight benediction sucks, but after that me and the rng kept skillchaining and that brought him down quick, dropped a coat ;; useless for us
Name: Ragnarock
Server: Seraph
Ls: Abandonedsouls

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how to
# Aug 02 2005 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
I was going to try to get a couple of my friends to help me out with camping this creepy guy. I was wondering if anyone could help me out with getting past the ornamented door. I read a post on how to do it but the poster added that he thought the key broke each time you opend the door, is that true? if not please tell me otherwise becuase ill do the quest to get to the spawn :3
RE: how to
# Aug 02 2005 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
1,266 posts
You do not need to go through th e Ornamented Door to camp Novv. He pops behind the Gold door.
I've got a fever, and the only prescription is...more COWBELL™!!
Woodworking 100+5
RE: how to
# Aug 03 2005 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Whoops ^^; didnt notice that it was on teh floor below it, thanks for the advice @.@
Easy Drop
# Jul 31 2005 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
After killing Charybdis, we decided to kill this guy since we were already in Sea Serpent's Grotto and I needed this coat. Our setup was:

75THF/37NIN (/w TH3)
73RDM/36DRK (Used DRK as his SJ because he wanted to have fun with his new Joyeuse)
59BRD/29WHM (me)

From the moment we got to the camp, we started killing placeholders (Lagoon Sahagins). After about a half hour, the other NM (Yarr the Pearleyed) spawned. We killed him, and he dropped about 3k in gil. We killed placeholders for another hour or so and Novv the Whitehearted popped. Luckily nobody else was camping him, so we claimed him. It was a fairly quick fight compared to the half hour long Charybdis fight earlier. I wasn't getting my hopes up for the drop because I usually have bad luck with these things, but sure enough it did. I'm 3 levels too low to wear it, but I'll be sure to wear it when I can. =)
hows the camping?
# Jul 10 2005 at 11:26 AM Rating: Default
106 posts
Is this mob campped alot? Since the coat is EX maybe i could just join someone whos campping if I could join them just for the coat :P

Edited, Sun Jul 10 12:29:16 2005
stupid coat.....
# Jul 09 2005 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
After 8 days of this crap I finally killed him with a 75 Nin. We also got the Siren's Hair which is worth 1.5 mil on this server. His spawn time to me was 3-9 hours which is too **** long for a stupid fish. The Lagoon fish (WHM) are the placeholders not the Coastel ones as mentioned by other people. This NM is soloble by Nin or Thfs. Anyways i'm 1/3 for the coat and I couldn't be happier.
Character: Errodar
Server: Midgardsormr
Jobs: MNK 72, SAM 37, WHM 41, BLM 25, THF 19, SMN 9, WAR 36, RNG 13, BRD 75, NIN 52, RDM 34,
BST 8, COR 20, BLU 6
long pop timer
# Jun 06 2005 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
1,266 posts
Over the last 2 nights I have been killing placeholders. 3 hours 2 nights ago and 6 hrs last night with no pop at all of either Novv or Yarr.

Frustrating, yes, but I WILL get this coat even if it kills me.

EDIT: After 24 hours of on and off camping the last 2 weeks Novv finally popped. It was an easy fight and the coat dropped on the first kill.

Pt setup was:
61BRD/30WHM <me>

The THF tanked Novv while the PLD fought a link and was not touched once during the fight.

Edited, Wed Jun 15 12:37:45 2005
I've got a fever, and the only prescription is...more COWBELL™!!
Woodworking 100+5
# May 20 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Good
246 posts
Uncounted hours and weeks later.. I am 0/5 on Novv and my high level friends are getting kind of sick of camping him for 4-6 hours for not even a siren's hair drop.

I have the absolute worst luck with this fish.

That being said.. My 75 ninja friends have soloed him easy, and a 75 thief that regularly camped him solos him fairly easily as well. I also duo'd him once with a passing Paladin who was /anon but looked to be in the upper 60s from his gear.

Edited, Fri May 20 14:41:40 2005
::Niami Amarida ~ Mithra ~ Pirate
Currently levelling: WHM
Starting over from scratch. I've got a loooong road ahead! Formerly: BRD75 | THF56 | BLM 48 | WHM37 | NIN30 | MNK30
7 hrs yuck
# May 03 2005 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
62 posts
Well /sigh I guess.. decided on a whim to camp him even though I don't really care about the coat.
75 PLD
60 MNK
72 BRD~me
Spent 7 hours camping him~ no spawn :/ oh well I guess we got the bum spawn round.
We were clearing the room steadily.

Bonus~ got Chary's ToD
Sidenote~ killed Yarr about 2 hours into camping~~ MEH!! :P
Charybdis~~~Mithra{Female}on Pandemonium
Home- HoboNation
Dynamis- Legacy
ZM*17 CoP*Done TAU*15
BRD AF2 5/5
BLM AF2 2/5
It takes 2
# Apr 14 2005 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Everyonce and a while i'll go up to the gold beastcoin door and solo some EP Sahagin in there w/ my THF75/NIN37. Novv can't really be solo'd. You can pull him in between the 2 rocks w/out having to worry much about link. The only reason I don't see a quick RDM solo on this NM is because there is no room to gravity, and kite it. With all linking EP Crabs and other Sahagin around. To top this, I may have been able to solo this, with proper amounts of Bloody Bolts. The only thing is, at around 50% health he uses WHM 2hr, including his-auto regen effect. I just wasnt doing enough DMG in order to make a lasting effect. I may have been able to solo him within a couple of hours. Maybe. But none of the status effect bolts wouldnt take effect on him. And my marksmanship skill was capped at lvl 75.

So in saying that. What i used to take him down was this startegy...

A THF75/NIN37(utsusemi:ni isnt a must. but helps greatly!). It's a WHM. So lowered def. But that doesnt matter w/ its auto-regen. I grabbed a lvl 65 BRD subbing WHM and she used her staff to SC w/ my dagger. She was WS'ing for around 200 or so. I was ending the SC w/ around 900-1k dmg. w/ daylight dagger. Where the BRD comes in is Mambo and acc. buffs. Not to mention landing requiem on Novv to get rid of his regen effect quick. With an occasional Trick Attack onto the 65 BRD after a couple of SC's to add to the DMG pool. (Hate wasnt so much an issue since i easily out-dmg'd the BRD.) Well, that's it =\

(See you again!)
~Deseree [Leviathan]

**PS: I forgot to mention, We got the Siren's Hair drop which I sold in jeuno for 650k and the BRD got her Ministrel's Coat ;D

Edited, Thu Apr 14 12:38:55 2005
RE: It takes 2
# Jul 02 2005 at 1:31 PM Rating: Default
50 posts
as level 73 smn i can solo him pretty easily, i just keep the mob pops in a cycle so when the PH or NM spawns its alone and i can safely pull him behind the rocks. usually one predator claws and a few normal hits from garuda (with dia II on him) is enough to get him to bene. after he benes it takes about 2-3 more BPs to kill him. worse case senario so far has been me haveing to astral flow to save mp but garuda tanks him really well and havent had to recast her (but the battle ends with her being at very low hp). well hope that helps any smns that want to solo him at least.
RE: It takes 2
# May 18 2005 at 3:45 AM Rating: Good
396 posts
Well, he can be soloed. I think a drg/whm can solo him and I know a rdm/drk can. Last night I did it and it was probably the most annoying fight so far in ffxi. I went as rdm/drk for attack bonus, Stun and Aspir (and of course the fact that I haven't leveled nin :/). I died once and he died once. In the first fight everything went against me, I was paralyzed fairly often and I think I stunned one Banish III out of 10 or so because he timed it when I was casting something else. Due to a combination of bad luck and mistakes from my side I spent about 10 minutes fighting with around 200-300 hp and less than 100 mp just waiting for Aspir to be ready again and hoping for a break so I could convert and regain a bit. In the end that didn't happen.

I hp'ed and ran back and he was still up. As he had used Benediction in the first round at least I didn't have to worry about that this time. This fight went much smoother and I was able to stun most of his Banishes and also several cures. It still took a very long time due to his annoying Regen (how I wish I could dispel that :/). I had him down very low several times but ill-timed cures kept him up, add to this that when I had to recast several spells at the same time he regened back so much that it was ridiculous. I'm talking from 20% up to 40% or so.

If I would have bothered to use medicines (apart from echo drops of course), this would have been a lot easier as I could have nuked a bit to off-set his regen. As it was now I had to be careful with my mp and didn't feel like trying to speed things up and risk running out before convert.

All I got was a Quus and of course people told me to go pop Cancer :/
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RE: It takes 2
# Jul 03 2005 at 4:10 AM Rating: Decent
113 posts
I have no doubt in my mind that a Dragoon/White mage could easily Solo Novv, I solo'd Coral Sahagin at DRG70/WHM33, and the two are very similar, identical in level and job type, not even seeing Benediction from Coral was a problem for me (it was just a problem for my ninja friend, we were tag-teaming Abyss & Coral, I took Coral, he took Abyss).
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RE: It takes 2
# Jun 17 2006 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
122 posts
I thought the same thing lol. I kill these guys all the time on my 75 DRG/RDM. There seems to be some difference between Novv and Abyss/Coral though. It does say their levels are the same, but Novv and Zuug hit alot harder. The difference isn't as bad with Novv as it is with Zuug, he can do over 100 dmg to me with buffs up lol. I don't understand it myself, since your right about the levels. Keep fighting the good fight. /salute
Am I High Enough?
# Apr 13 2005 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
3,892 posts
Hi, currently I'm 61BRD, but levelling NIN now (58).
I want to try this thing when I hit 60NIN and temporarily retire it to go back to BRD.
I have a 70+SAM who's willing to help, as well most likely a 70WHM (or atleast another 66WHM friend of mine) and probably a 66 and 75RDM (possibly a 70DRK as well).
Unfortunately, as you see, I'd be the tank, as a 60NIN. Is this doable? The really unfortunate part is that I know I'll probably have enmity issues, with 1, possibly 2 70+DDs.
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so lucky
# Apr 09 2005 at 4:50 AM Rating: Decent
74 posts
I was just heading over to the pop point and sit there and hope some nice people would get it and let me have it. So I get there and I had to go to bed within the hour, so I asked these guys if I could have it and they said yes. So right before I decided I would hit the hay, it popped and we killed it and we got the drop ^.^ Thanks very much Jenjen and Bannor throwing some props your way ^.^
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# Apr 06 2005 at 7:09 AM Rating: Decent
196 posts
What is that number underneath his name? the nm, I mean
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RE: huh?
# Apr 06 2005 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
1,266 posts
That # is the damage the NM took from an attack. You have the option of having damage displayed in the chat log, on screen, or both.
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# Mar 06 2005 at 12:42 PM Rating: Default
171 posts
would it be possible for me to solo this as 74rdm without /nin? i'm not in the mood for paying 1m. each for these for zenith pantsu :x. If it's not soloable without /nin, then i guess i'll just keep goin at it with nin before i get muh pants.
4.5 hours, no NM spawns
# Jan 24 2005 at 1:18 AM Rating: Decent
495 posts
Camped him for at least 4 and a half hours. No spawn. Not him, not the other NM in the room. Nothing. For me this is a big step in the direction of quitting the game. This kind of inconsistency just isn't fun. Did his spawn method change with a recent update? Can anybody explain what might have gone wrong?
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RE: 4.5 hours, no NM spawns
# Jan 24 2005 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I had a similar experience about a week ago. The other one spawned twice. We were killing just about everything but Novv never spawned. very disappointing ; ;
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RE: 4.5 hours, no NM spawns
# Apr 24 2005 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
121 posts
camped the SOB all day today and neiter him nor Yarr made an apperance... we're talking 10AM to 1AM and not pop... thats F-ing retarded...
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# Dec 02 2004 at 4:06 PM Rating: Default
24 posts
After 0 / 6 on Minstrel's Coat i gave up.....
I had freakin Treasure Hunter III (THF75+Thief's Knife) all the time...

And yes he would get last hit bla bla bla

its kinda not fair how like of all the bards i know, they all got it on their first kill.......................................

:@@@:@ give me a Taru-Taru /hug please ;_;

oh yeah one more important note!!!
a lot of people say that there is another NM popping in the room, this is TRUE, but its not true that either this, or Novv pops.

They are 2 different NM's. The more righter part of the room is the room in which Novv pops, more left side of the room ( near golden BC door ) Yarl the Pearleyed or w/e his name is pops

after 4 hours of killing placeholders, both popped around the same time......

screenshot to prove my theory ^^:
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and they got the coat on the first time yes :3
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#Mianu, Posted: Feb 12 2005 at 10:21 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) /hug
My experience
# Nov 30 2004 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
307 posts
Just did this last night, first off get a gold coin before you go to open the gold coin door (it has no name its just a blank rock, theres acouple all around sea serpent) The first big room right down the little slope is where it spaws, i was there for about 2.5 hours with no-one in there so its most likly random. We had...
62 DRK
64 BRD (myself)
63 PLD
69 RDM (he came in like an hour late for joyeuse hunt)
64 THF
75 NIN
Now this dude was a push-over, the nin and me could of probly solo'd it but it was nice to play safe anyways cause we did have links at times and mousse hurt alot (jelly things). But we finnaly got Novv, 1/1 on Minstrel's Coat 1/1 on Sirens Hair ^.^! 550k on the spot + my coat so we split the 550k (in AH atm) and then we head off the chary which popped and gave our lvl 70 brd the sword to help her win maat (which she did ^(^_^<) so were pretty much all happy now
very lucky
# Oct 29 2004 at 10:31 AM Rating: Good
358 posts
I went there for the first time with my static last night. We camped in the southwestern tunnel (J-8), and killed the Mousse off when it spawned. At 61, everything was T and we had the occasional VT. The EXP wasn't great, but we burned through them well enough.

After 30 minutes, he spawned right infront of our tunnel. We took him down easy, he was very very squishy. Benedictioned at half health, but it was no big deal. He dropped a sardine, Shellra IV, and a Minstrel's Coat. Yay yay! None of us had to use our 2hs, and here's our party makeup:


He only gave us 96 EXP ... so I'm not too certain he's actually level 74.
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RE: very lucky
# Jan 08 2005 at 11:06 AM Rating: Good
787 posts
96 EXP means he was level 66 for you (+5 to level 61).
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RE: very lucky
# Oct 29 2004 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
64 posts

Ridiculously squishy. And unsilenceable.
# Oct 29 2004 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Duo'd him with my RDM friend. Got Siren's Hair, the coat, and some other misc stuff, along with about 4k gil. His auto-regen is very strong in the beginning of the fight, but seems to fade later on. When you get him to 50%, he uses Benediction. We were doing Savage Blade >> Hexa Strike and MB-ing Fire3/Holy. The fight took about 10mins. I was WHM/BLM, and my friend was RDM/NIN.
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Shared spawn with Yarr!
# Oct 21 2004 at 3:27 AM Rating: Default
1,574 posts
While camping this guy today, we discovered that he shared his spawn with Yarr the Pearleyed.

Every 2-3 hours one of the two will lottery in for a Coastal Sahagin.

We killed Novv, then 2 hours later got Yarr, then 2 hours later got Novv again.

Killed him easily with 71drk 68mnk 61brd 60mnk 58whm. Level 3 light chains own these things. No drop.
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RE: Shared spawn with Yarr!
# Dec 18 2005 at 4:34 AM Rating: Decent
778 posts
This is complete rubbish. Ignore.

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Coat Info
# Oct 06 2004 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
154 posts
Some Info I gathered while getting my coat (sucessfully first try)

He's on a 2 hour timer.

He's in the big area immediatly after the gold coin door with the little pool.

I hear it's about a 25% chance of drop, not horrible.

Often he's camped for Siren's Hair, so many times a party will let you (a bard) join their party after killing it so you can lot for the coat, making it possible (though I imagine frustrating) to get this coat solo.
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100% drop
# Sep 07 2004 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
470 posts
does the minstrel coat always drop? or is there a chance that it might not drop.
Camp Length
# Aug 12 2004 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
269 posts
How long did you guys have to camp him?

I was there for 3-4 hours yesterday and cleared the whole room repetitively. Not one pop. Got some other stupid NM to pop instead... but not Novv.
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Killed him last night
# Aug 10 2004 at 7:33 AM Rating: Excellent
287 posts
My linkshell killed this NM last night for a Bard.

We went to the spawn area and set up camp in the middle of the room with two boulders on either side.

The NM is a lottery pop of Coastal Sahagins. So we killed all 3 spawns of Sahagins in the room. It seemed that the spawn time on the Sahagins was 10-15 mins per pop. While we were waiting for more Coastals we killed all the other types in the room for skill ups. You can steal Gold Beastcoins from the Sahahgins in this room.

An hour into our camping, he popped. We pull him back and fight him. It wasn't a very hard kill at all. He used Benediction at about 3/4 health. After that we smacked him with Blade: Chi > Dancing Edge for a pretty big Distortion chain, bursted with Ice. When he hit me, he hit for about 130 dmg on a 60 Thief. I mugged ~1k gil off of him.

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