Vana'diel Bestiary: Eastern Sphinx  

Found in:Western Altepa Desert
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Water
  • Strong against Fire
  • Strong against Wind
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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# Mar 08 2009 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
easily beaten with 74pld/war 69whm/blm
wish me luck
# Sep 05 2006 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
im gunna go try solo this now. 72 rdm/blm

In game name-- Iguion

wish me luck
# Feb 22 2009 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
So is this soloable as 75 RDM/NIN??
wish me luck
# Nov 01 2007 at 5:18 AM Rating: Good
33 posts
Just did this fight last night with the following set-up:

BLM/WHM 75 (meleeing with scythe)
WHM/SMN 75 (me)

These aren't too bad. One of them casts Slowga a LOT, they have pretty vicious damage potential, and are able to Dispel your buffs but we still did it without it getting too scary. I popped a Yag drink and did a Devotion on the BLM, so that helped. Just have mages stand well back.
# Jun 30 2006 at 8:39 PM Rating: Default
91 posts
the people who go here are sad i came on this to look how hard the mobs were to see if i can duo it with my blm friend and this is what i get
Hey man, I spent 31 lvs as a whm/war before switching to a drk/war. I never had any problems with mp, and i could contribute to melee better than most melee jobs (with a hammer anyway). As long as I had a good tank then there are no problems (but then again, I always have good tanks, inferior players get the boot from my parties.)
# Feb 17 2005 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
this guy looks sweet!
I might have to get a screenshot when i get to that mission
# Oct 05 2004 at 10:03 AM Rating: Good
228 posts
Maybe I'm the only one who gets the <sarcasm> </sarcasm> thing....you people need to lighten up because his post was a joke. Chill out.
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RE: errr
# Oct 05 2004 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
hehe <sarcasm> maybe theya re right and maybe gwentomnion is an idiot </sarcasm> heh i hjhope people start to get the point of things....o yeah just to mention this in an offhand manner most Mission, Quest, or other NM's do drop crystals when you have a signet...tho that right there was obvious..i wanted to make sure everyone was on the same page so that we dont have another <sarcasm> </sarcasm> thing again in refrence to NM's
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Bastok Mission 6-1
# Mar 25 2004 at 10:52 AM Rating: Excellent
93 posts
This is a NM for the Bastok Mission 6-1. It pops along with Western Sphinx, when you trigger a ???.
#Iantor, Posted: Mar 24 2004 at 3:13 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This Enemy, along with the Western Sphinx, are for the first NIN AF quest, you get two Katanas after defeating BOTH.
RE: Quest
# Mar 24 2004 at 6:25 PM Rating: Excellent
328 posts
Um, actually, the first NIN AF quest involves killing a pair of NM spiders in Eastern Altepa Desert. Trust me on this one, I did it just last night (5 people took about 2 minutes to kill both. Then the same 5 joined up with 4 others, and took over 5 minutes killing the Dragoon AF1 NM bug).
# Mar 23 2004 at 8:45 PM Rating: Default
25 posts
Jesus man before you say anything bad about Square Enix again y dont u try killin this thing ur self? or have some god damn patience? I bet you these Nm's do drop something good or quest related just give it some time dumbass

Edited, Tue Mar 23 20:46:09 2004
#Onefeather, Posted: Mar 23 2004 at 8:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ohhhh a NM that drops a crystal, quick lets kill it for it's wind crystal. ENIX is kidding right, dumb asses
# Jul 01 2006 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Yes your an idiot.
# Jul 04 2004 at 2:42 AM Rating: Good
586 posts
Not every NM has to have a drop, there are such things as quest/mission NMs...which is what this is.
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#Craciant, Posted: Apr 04 2004 at 10:12 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i dont get your post, are you stupid?
# Mar 23 2004 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Ok I dont think it drops just a crystal, but whatever it drops no has submitted yet you idiot
# Mar 24 2004 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
298 posts
sorry, but do to the infailable nature of this, it is quite clear that square is just ******** us over again by having yet another nm that drops naught but crystals. What bastards! well, at least i have something other than wind elementals and yagudos to fight for farming wind crystals now.
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