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Vana'diel Bestiary: Altedour I Tavnazia  

Family:Shadow
Found in:Fei'Yin
Found at Location:G - 8
Job:Black Mage
Level:65
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Updated: Sun Aug 7 04:42:18 2011

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??? @ G-8 NOW, NOT J-10!
# Aug 07 2011 at 1:34 AM Rating: Good
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The ??? is at G-8 now, not J-10.

After the 10 May 2011 update when the new, higher-level mobs were added to the J-10 room, the ??? that you trade the Tav. Bell to was moved to G-8 on the same floor (the floor you zone into from Beaucedine. It's the same room as the Miser Murphy spawn.

=^.^=

Fairly easy but long-ish fight for lvl. 78 PLD/DNC with lvl. 78 RDM/WHM backup for curing and de-buffs.
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Beware! If you die you have to go get a new bell.
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Holy Crap!!!
# Dec 10 2008 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
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I got some help yesterday in Pandemonium for my Whm AF3 and wow....

Ok, I had a 75 Nin/Sch and a 75 Drk/War help me out. I buffed us up with Protectra III and Shellra III (I'm a 60 Whm/Smn). Casted Stonekins and Blink on me and traded the bell and all **** broke loose. This thing took out the Drk in 10 seconds. I was shocked!!! The Nin held is own againts this guy and brought the thing down to 25%. Keep in mind that I was healing with Cure III and IV and keeping Haste Up, so my MP was going down fast.

Raised the Drk just in case Nin fell, but this Nin was able to bring him down to 10% health. Nin used a Reraise Ring in case he didn't make it, and I used Reraise II as well just in case. I cure th Drk back to full health, as well as the Nin, but this thing started going crazy at 5% health. I used benediction, but it didn't help the Drk much as he was Ko'd again. Next thing you know Nin goes down. Then finally, I get my **** whooped and at this point, this **** thing is at 1% health.

Well, since Nin had used reraise ring, he get's back up and at the right timing, he does a critical hit and the thing goes down, FINALLY. I get back up, raise Drk Knight, collect mask, and complete my AF3 quest.

I have got to say, that was the most fun and excitement I have had in this game for quite some time.
Unable to solo
# Oct 26 2008 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Attempted to solo this on 75 NIN and let me say it was not easy. His accuracy was through the roof (took out a shadow per hit) even with my max evasion gear on (ohat, scorp harness, scouter's rope, etc etc). Slow helped a bunch to keep shadows up consistently but his aga-II spells combined with each attack hitting like a truck made it extremely hard to keep up HP even with the aid of meds. I managed to bring him down to 40% hp before he killed me, going to attempt this again this time bringing a few more meds since this is indeed a long and grueling fight.
Solo'ed it
# Sep 16 2008 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
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75/37 Smn/Whm.

Little problems to take this down, but did take around 30 minutes. Just the standard carby kite job. Since nothing agro's on a 75 on that level no problems. Hit him a few times with Metorite, but mainly let carby do his thing.
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Solo
# Mar 22 2008 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I am on my way to solo this guy as a 75 NIN/WAR, I will let you know how it goes. By the way, I actually mean "Solo" unlike others on here who state things like "I soloed him with my whm friend", or soloed him with my Bst friend...

Solo = 1

Duo = 2

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easy
# Oct 24 2007 at 5:35 AM Rating: Decent
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did it solo with my SAM/WHM lvl 62

Edited, Oct 24th 2007 9:36am by cooooool
Solo'd
# Sep 23 2007 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Solo'd this as a 67 RDM with a gimp NIN sub at 31.

It took a really, really long time. I hardly used any MP, only in the beginning when I was overly reckless and dumped a bit too much, but once I got into the swing of things my MP went up slowly even while casting everything.

I was with my friend who's a 59 WHM, but he didn't really do anything.
Not too hard
# Jul 03 2007 at 7:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Duo this with a friend and my npc, my friend and I gets to red every once a while since her stoneskin was down when he spams dimensional death, but overall it wasn't very hard.

Jobs were:
75 rdm/nin
75 whm/nin
lvl65 npc soothing healer

Npc was very helpful with his cure V =P, free mp.
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Decent Challenge
# May 27 2007 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Just got finished killing this guy for my wife. We went as:

70RDM/BLM(me)
75NIN/WAR
55WHM/BLM(wife)

Took about 2hr to farm up bell total just because of the respawn time on the Dark Stalker's they are easy kills though. Two kills before the Bell dropped the NIN popped in front of us. We got the bell and all headed for Fei'Yin.

Got there cleared the room and fully buffed. Tavnazia popped NIN voked and we just keep slow steady dmg on him. At one point he used Stonega III then immediatly Dimensional Death knocked NIN down to like 300/1300HP but my wife and I tossed him a Cure IV each and he was fine. All together a fun fight.

Thanks to Phuryion on Shiva server for the help!
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bst? lol
# Feb 03 2007 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
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i tried to solo this with my 75 bst after x2 75thf and 60+ whm failed (we got him to 35% and died, so maybe another dd or blm would of been good), well lets just say i would of died soloing it as bst, i brought 7 fish oil broth and 12 zeta biscuits thinking this would be enough, after reading previous posts, i was wrong... (also had dyna AF body, legs, and feet - x2 enhance reward, also used 52+ NPC but npc didn't really help much except for when i got poisoned, she would cast poisona but i had /whm) anyway 1 fish oil broth took about 10%hp off him and that was with 1 zeta biscuit used, and after that i had about 2min left on call beast timer, not sure if you can charm a bat and have it take hate cause after about the 2nd time (waiting until recast went to 0 so i had extra call rdy) i started fighting him cause i knew i wasn't going to win. So i had to kite him for the remainder of the timer, he's pretty ez to kite. i got my 3rd pet out and it was at about 70% when it died and then someone checked me and i was all /tell ????? (Help me out!) lol and thank god he say "ok!" he was a ninja and had a whm and another person with him probably all 3 75 and even the ninja had trouble with the constant -aga spells being casted on him but he had his whm so i think he wasn't scared... i got my item and i thanked him about 10times lol anyway if you want to solo this as bst -----(and you don't have to be whm to pop mob)----- i would bring like 30 fish oil broths and 30 zeta biscuts that should be good enough to kill him with some left over. he was spaming dimential death constantly (when i was fighting him, probably giving him more tp then i wanted to) which my pet didn't appreciate very much...

I also have 75 blm but didn't think to use it, as with blm you can only really solo if you can sleep the mob, cause you need to heal mp, so i was just wondering if anyone knew if it could be slept for future referance for up and comming whm's
Can it be slept?

Edited, Feb 3rd 2007 9:16am by DJDexter
Not too bad
# Dec 09 2006 at 12:30 AM Rating: Decent
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A RDM 75/NIN 37 friend and I (59 WHM / 37 BLM) beat this guy today. We came upon the spawn spot where a slumber party (ie multiple dead lying around) was in progress. Not sure of their levels but I raised them and they stood back, allowing us at this guy. We had a couple of close calls, where my friend went into the red twice, and I never drew hate while curing him (I stood WAY back btw). I had to use erease once and kept haste and regen on him. An enjoyable fight, especially after I anticipated an *** whipping. However, it was the wrong *** that got whipped. GL to my WHM brethren on this.
Solo?
# Nov 10 2006 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Heh.. Interested in that enfeebling-and-running strategy, but I'm not sure if a 57WHM/28BLM with a level 93 enfeebling magic skill could stick anything. Of course I'm not fluent in the art of enfeebling, so could anyone tell me if I could stick some bio or poison or dia or something? I wanna try that strategy, but don't wanna lose my bell then not be able to do any damage to him.
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Solo
# Aug 11 2006 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo'd this today as RDM75/NIN37. Tried the engage strategy, but could see it wasn't going to work early in, so hit Gravity and made a run for it. Bio II, Poison II and about 40 minutes later it was dead. I used very few meds, and used Gravity sparingly for fear of resists. He stops a lot to cast -ga spells which works in your favour cause you just run away. I just looped him in a circle and did the DoT thing. tried a few nukes but he seemed resistant so just wore him down.

It wasn't exactly a glorious fight, but RDM solo rarely is. Just a matter of outlasting your opponent.

I suspect any mage in theory could solo this in a similar fashion as Mizer Murphy.. Cast Bio on it and run for the zone, zone out wait a minute or two go back in DoT again. Just make sure you are in the zone when it dies to get the mask to drop. If you are interested in this strategy, see the RDM AF Hat quest, there is more info there.

Good luck to everyone. Was a fun (albiet long) fight.



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Have an Idea
# Aug 01 2006 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
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So I have an idea, and being as I'm a crazy fool (and one of my LS mates needs this shirt) I'm a 75 drk, use war thf or nin sub dependin on the circumstance. I've soloed a few things most people would be like a Drk/Nin did what!? So I plan on fighting this thing with the whm, he's lvl 61. I was thinkin of using a scythe instead of dual axes. Keeps his tp gain from my attacks less, and gives me GUillotine. Guillotine should keep silence up fairly well as long as I get tp fast enough. Will need the whm for haste, regen, and cures from AOE spells. But I think it can be done, will post the results, lemme know what you think.
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Have an Idea
# Oct 23 2006 at 10:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Suicidal. But why not hehe
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lol
# Jul 31 2006 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Soloed with MNK75/NIN37 (great eva equipment) and WHM58
need it done
# Jun 04 2006 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
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70whm on valfore server really this af please send tel message if u can help me i in turn will give free tels for life and any help u may need with and thing 36 rng 40blm 27 warr 31 smn 17 nin 14 blu 8 pup 9 cor all jobs except brd pld drk
No joke
# May 29 2006 at 3:39 AM Rating: Decent
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This guy is not a pushover by any means. He's definitely on the hard end of the spectrum of AF3 mobs.

A couple of guys in my linkshell needed this fight, and so they went to fight it with a NIN from the linkshell that was helping out. They had a NIN75, a BRD75, and a 60-ish WHM. They ended up wiping due to his Tier III AoE spells taking out all shadows (and then spamming Dimensional Death afterwards.) After the fact, I (BLM75/WHM37) showed up for the second attempt -- the thought being that I could stun the AoEs and make the fight a lot easier. And it didn't take very long for one thing to become very clear:

Do not assume that you can stun this guy's spells.

My Dark Magic was capped and merited, and I was wearing various equipment to boost it (Dark Staff, Abyssal Earring, AF legs, etc.) and I got resisted every time. The fight was on Darksday, which almost certainly didn't help. The NIN tank ended up dying, at which point the rest of us kept it occupied for a while we he reraised. He then kited it, weakened, while we rested MP (because we were all out.) If there's anything to be said for this guy, it's that his affinity for long-delay spellcasting makes him pretty easy to kite. It also seems to be pretty easy to stick Paralyze and Slow on him.

Once the kiting NIN was unweakened and we had healed him up, we finished the NM off with our fresh mana pools. But this guy is no joke -- your best bet is probably to have as many melee DDs as you can round up. The notion that his Dimensional Death spamming is a function of TP is nonsense -- he was spamming it (or, at least, trying to) as he was being kited. Even as a BLM75, my elemental nukes were very heavily resisted. I ended up concentrating a lot of my MP on backup cures to keep people alive.

It was a fun and exciting fight, but I would have preferred it to be not quite that fun and exciting.
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RE: No joke
# Jun 02 2006 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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My Dark Magic was capped and merited, and I was wearing various equipment to boost it (Dark Staff, Abyssal Earring, AF legs, etc.) and I got resisted every time.


Stun is a lightning-element spell, not dark. If anything, Thunder/Jupiter's Staff is what you'd want to use, not Dark. Dark Staff has no +Dark Magic skill on it either :P

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The notion that his Dimensional Death spamming is a function of TP is nonsense -- he was spamming it (or, at least, trying to) as he was being kited.


It is based on TP, he just gains and uses it at a greatly accelerated rate compared to other mobs. When I'm tanking this guy, I refuse to let anyone else attack it, because then it makes the DD spam uncontrollable and I end up getting raped. When it's just me against him, his TP gain is controllable.
RE: No joke
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Stun is a lightning-element spell, not dark. If anything, Thunder/Jupiter's Staff is what you'd want to use, not Dark. Dark Staff has no +Dark Magic skill on it either :P
You're correct that Stun is a lightning-based spell (so you would want to use Thunder/Jupiter's Staff, instead of Dark/Pluto's as I was suggesting) but just so that nobody is confused on this, Stun is a Dark Magic spell. In other words, any skillups that you get from casting Stun will go against your Dark Magic skill, not your Elemental Magic skill. Stun is a bit of a black sheep (pun intended) insofar as it is the only Dark Magic spell that has a non-Dark element associated with it. (I know you know this, Fynlar, I just wanted to pass this along to anybody else unaware of it.)

So in theory, any piece of equipment with +Dark Magic Skill should help, though in practice it seems that on this particular mob, it really doesn't matter. I just fought it again last night with another BLM75 and a DRK75, and I still have yet to see a non-resisted Stun cast against this *******.
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NM Fight
# May 04 2006 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
Killed this NM twice last night with this setup:
NIN/WAR 75
DRG/WAR 70
WHM/BLM 68
WHM/BLM 62 (me)
WHM/BLM 57

The 2 fights were way different, in 1st fight Casted like crazy its Sleepga (like 8 times)
Lot of DMG with Dimensional Death... The DRG used 2hrs because 1 Dim. Death the Tank went red HP only once the fight was like 10 mins long...
2nd fight no sleepga, less DMG with Dim. Death in other words way easier (like 7 mins fight)...

Used for this fights:
5 poison potions
4 yag Drinks
1 Rolanberry Pie
Melees used top food too, whms just pies >.>

So This NM isnt that Bad *** like some posts say (was the reason because I waited that long to fight him) but:
1. Poison potions are a most have
2. Need a high lv tank
3. Enfeebs were ABSOLUTELY useless in this guy
4. Need kinda good luck

One last thing This guy is a BLM 100% sure he uses manafont, so not a RDM like saw in some posts..

So brothers and sisters WHMs go for it!!

Hope this help u all =)

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF U WHMs OUT THERE!!!!


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And sorry again for the lot Blondelle >.>
Hah
# Apr 13 2006 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
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(Too Weak)

soloed as a 75 SMN, like 20-30 minutes of Carby kiting, with a couple of 70 pacts at the end, it never touched me. Did it twice actually, once for me and once for an LS mate.

Never saw it use Sleepga (2), but I was out of range of the battle for most of the fight.
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# Aug 30 2006 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I wouldn't say "Too Weak" if you took 20-30 minutes to kill him. You used a loophole - you didn't pwnz0r him.
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Soloable by SMN
# Mar 31 2006 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
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This is fairly easy to solo as 75 smn/whm using all Carbuncle. Just keep up blink, stoneskin, protect, and shell. It takes a while though ^^
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RE: Soloable by SMN
# Apr 08 2006 at 6:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Considering that I believe the mobs strength grows with the more people you have, I can believe that it is entirely possible to solo this as smn.

Hmm, wonder if drg could solo it? lol.

Edited, Sat Apr 8 07:07:42 2006
RE: Soloable by SMN
# Apr 08 2006 at 8:29 PM Rating: Default
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I really doubt the mobs strength grows based on the number of people fighting it... The only thing that can make it tricky with large groups is the fact that the mob likes to use mainly AoE spells.
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killed it twice
# Mar 23 2006 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
I manage to get an alince to do this.

Stright way I did elemental seal and silnce as soon as it spawned which seems to stick.

Then started to cure the alince like you do.

we reseted up for the next one and it did it again.
This time it cast sleepga II stright away and nuked us all with a powerful stonga spell.

Try to silnce it but it did not stick.
Then it use manafold twice. and started to spam ga spells.

since we was in an alince it did drop prity fast.
Only 2 deaths from it.

My advise is to get an alince of at least 10.
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killed it twice
# Aug 19 2007 at 2:01 PM Rating: Good
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That was painful to read. :(
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pretty tough
# Feb 23 2006 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Just killed this thing earlier today. things were hectic...
Party was WHM58/BLM29 (me)
NIN75/WAR37
THF72/NIN36
RDM73/NIN36
put stoneskin up then popped him... Took off stoneskin and did 77 damage in 1 hit not to mention he stole 190 some odd MP ><;
fight took about 25 or so mins and i added up roughly 21k HP taken off of him before he died ><
id say hes about lvl 65-68ish and loves to spam -ga spells and for some reason he had dispel... RDM had capped Enfeebling and couldnt stick a single enfeeb on it. it used Chainspell at about 1/4 hp left and spammed -ga spells with it and made things worse >< NIN dropped to about 40 health 5 times in the fight and i use like 1000 MP healing him alone (yes i did rest through the fight). healers should definately bring poison potions and at least 3-4 70+ ppls.
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Hmm...
# Feb 23 2006 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm in the process right now of trying to find people to help me with this, and there seems to be alot of mixed posts regarding this NM.

I've gathered that it becomes more lethal the more people you have in your party/alliance. It uses numerous -ga spells, and you can't seem to outweigh his power by number.

The best way I can think to take this guy down is by building a fairly small (3-4) party of 75s, with one being a NIN tank.

Any suggestions in beating this NM would be very helpful!
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Umm....
# Feb 21 2006 at 5:41 PM Rating: Default
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Sounds to me like everyone's biggest problem other than DDeath is the sleepga.... if any of u do BCNM's which i'm sure most of us have, u know the best way to combat this is to have healers use poison potions. I haven't tried this yet, just got my hat and pants today... gonna do it sometime this week though.
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Umm....
# Feb 21 2006 at 5:40 PM Rating: Default
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Duoable?
# Feb 08 2006 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
A person in my ls says they can solo this mob with a 75 brd. He is 75 mnk/75nin. Think he can?
Elemental Seal
# Jan 29 2006 at 4:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Good point. Thanks for the tip~Rate up.
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A total Garbageface.
# Jan 23 2006 at 3:27 AM Rating: Good
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This guy strikes terror into the hearts of White Mages everywhere. Two white mages from our ls,(One being me) CrusadersOfLostTime, get a party togehtor and decide we'll show him whose boss. So we go, a 58 WHM (Yours truly), a 55 WHM, a 68 MNK, a 61 DRG, a 73 PLD, and a 74 THF. First time-My bell, my mask. We start off thinking it'll be a piece of cake, until we realize we're doing jack damage. That, and he starts using Dimensional Death like its going out of style. So, I'm too busy keeping everyone in one piece to get off more than two silences, both of which are resisted, letting him torture us even more with spells like Thundaga II, Firaga II, and, my personal favorite, Ha-ha-you-all-totally-suck-aga XI. The real killer is Sleepga II, because he'll then pick you apart one by one. Luckily, when we were hit by it, hate was on the PLD, who managed to wake the rest of us up. Unfortunately, people dropped when Altedour decided to use Chainspell. MIGHT have been Manafont, but still, whatever he did, spells were flung, and the PLD and MNK died. But we did manage to kill him by using our 2 hours. So, now, because we're suicidal, we decide to do round 2, without our ace-in-the-hole. We decide I'll divine seal silence him, and that'll take care of that annoying sleepga. So we start, and I do my thing, and, wouldn't you know it? It was resisted. It went like last match, only much closer, with him offing the PLD, the THF, and the MNK, leaving a lone 61 DRG to keep him from the party's creamy center of WHMs. He did manage to kill him, with red health, no mp for either of us WHMs, we do our raise thing, get our **** new briaults, happy ending, fin.

The moral of the story? Don't let undeadified leaders of long destroyed nations cast Sleepga 2 on you.
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RE: A total Garbageface.
# Jan 26 2006 at 5:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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instead of divine seal you might want to try elemental seal since silence is wind based.
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# Dec 08 2005 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
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this guy was supppeeerr easy..maybe cause i had 2 ppl that was lvl 75..and 7 others that was 58-68 including me..lol
here are some pics
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v144/stealthninja/Dem051207030751a.jpg
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A good lvl 75 Bst can solo it
# Nov 20 2005 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Just got mine, and my lvl 75 Bst friend soloed him. But it wasn't easy. He used like 5-6 Carries., and.. well.. the bottom level almost got wiped out of underworld bats while he was waiting for his pet timer to come back up. Used pet food Zeta.. still..
Really impressive that he did it. Thanks Snoochie!.
Only real scare came when he got a sleepga on both of us. (for the most part, i stood to the side and watched., i casted a cure III and cure IV on my friend like twice.). But it did take him a while. Had to recast protect during the fight.
Just did this
# Oct 14 2005 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I just did this with me (59 hume WHM), a guy in my LS (70 hume RNG) and some very nice guy whom I had just met (morrissey on the caitsith server.. 75 Elvaan ninja).

This started out fairly easily. I kept both of the melees hasted and with regen II on them. Putting stoneskin on myself was pretty much pointless because any spell he did went right through it. Because of this, I stayed in the back, very far away from his casting range.

He didn't spam dimensional death. He only used it maybe 6 times during battle, and it never went through the ninjas shadows. However, the other spells he used did occassionally catch us off guard. I had to use Benediction when I ran out of mp and the ninja was in the red and the ranger was in the yellow. Fortunately, he died right after that.

I'm not sure if he was designed to be easy the first half of the battle and then extremely wicked the second half, but he was.

But no one died and I got my briault. I now look like a pinata, but a very happy pinata.
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# Oct 03 2005 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I went there with:
70PLD
70RNG
70BLM
65RDM
61MNK
57WHM(me)

To make a long story short...He handed us our ****** The MNK did WS for first hit so in return he used DD and MNK was dead. Then RNG unloaded on him with all the he had...RNG died. Then the RDM went then PLD and so on... Urg, now I have to get another darned bell.

If you can help with bell/fight please do so. I'd love you forever.

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Update: I went back and got another bell then started looking for help with this guy. I got a 75RDM/NIN and a 66DRK/THF to come along. There was a 60's WHM already there when we got there so the WHM joined up as well... Owned him! Things looked shady at first, but we got on top of things around the middle of the fight... The RDM scared the mess out of me by doing: Stoneskin >> Utsusemi: Ni >> Convert... I saw his HP at 15 and I nearly fainted. Lol. The DRK took hate close to the end of the fight and went down to around 14 HP then used his WS, thus...ending the fight!:D

I'd like to thank "Pimp","Assassin Pimp" and Yuba.

To those who wish to do this soon... Grab an great blink tank and a solid DD and you should be fine. PM me if you have any questions.
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this thing is uncool
# Sep 20 2005 at 11:55 AM Rating: Default
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this thing killed a lvl 75 Elvaan MNK in 3 hits
RE: this thing is uncool
# Oct 14 2005 at 1:25 AM Rating: Default
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The NM you see in the picture did Dimensional Death 3x for 2000 damage to the 75 Elvaan MNK, thus he died fast. this thing has a tendency to spam dimensional death, not to mention hes got very nasty Ancient magic and sometimes spams Sleepga II.

Edited, Fri Oct 14 02:36:23 2005
RE: this thing is uncool
# Sep 24 2005 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
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That's BS. I just this as a 75 MNK/37 WAR NP. Only hit for 120 per. -.-;
RE: this thing is uncool
# Sep 22 2005 at 1:58 PM Rating: Decent
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O.o

Well there went the thought of me tanking it for my WHM LS mate. LoL. The Dark Stalkers that drop the bell can usually only hit me once per fight at best, and that's at 72. Even then they only hit for 100 or so (counterstance on).
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ouch
# Sep 17 2005 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Used Dimensional Death 42 times in one fight.
Feel bad for you whms.
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# Sep 17 2005 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I had this done with the following combination and all Lv75/37: Whm/Nin, Thf/Nin and Blm/Whm then me @ 58whm. I later had helped a whm with this fight also in the same setup as above with the addition of a Mnk61 however this time the thf and I (again 75) traded off hate. The fight went rather smooooothly and took about 8minutes give or take some.

In my opinion the less ppl there the better off the fight will be simply because you have less ppl feeding him TP, right?

Who says whm's are weak? Pffft.. I PWNZ j00!!!
Dispel
# Aug 22 2005 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Heads up: This NM will Dispel Reraise off you -- it happened to me, thus causing me to lose the mask when no one left alive could raise me to get it. (Total suck.)

Any WHM doing this as sole healer in a party should bring along a scroll of Instant Reraise in case he dispels it off you and you don't have the MP or time to recast.
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Re: Dispel
# Sep 18 2006 at 10:07 PM Rating: Default
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If everyone else passes this or leaves the area AND YOUR INVENTORY ISN'T FULL, you can still get the bell even though the groundhogs are bringing your mail.
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# Aug 19 2005 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
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I was on my way to Fei'yin to fight this NM with :
71 PLD
72 SMN
60 BLM
58 WHM
57 WHM (myself)

We had to fight the NM 2 times because me and the other WHM both needed it. At the entrance we ran into a coupe Japanese players, a 74 NIN and a 60+ RDM. They were going to fight Miser for RDM AF, and we started an alliance. We got the RDM AF then headed to J-10. There are 2 shadow spawns in that room, so it is best to kill those off first before you trade bell to ???s. I still don't know if the original set-up we had would've done the job, but the japanese NIN helped out A LOT! I am very gracious to him. A SMN with avatars is nice too ^^ Dimensional Death sounds a lot worse in this forum than it actually was. The NIN went into yellow once on first fight, and PLD once on second fight. Other than that, there were no death scares. I got the mask and already turned it in and got my AF body piece ^^

Now all I need is 7.5k exp to actually use the **** thing. XD
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it's true, can probably be soloed
# Aug 11 2005 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I just tanked this guy as 75RDM/37NIN. It was a bit of long fight (less than 10 minutes I'd say) but wasn't all that difficult. For the most part I virtually soloed it, but I had the help of a 74BRD (who primarily used Ballad and Mambo) and the WHM who needed this AF (unsure of level, probably mid-50s). So beyond the bard's songs and the occassional cures from the WHM, I would have been soloing this guy. He spammed Dimensional Death like crazy toward the end of the fight but my HP never reached red, so I think purely soloing him might take a bit of kiting at times (aka cast Gravity/Bind to recast Utsusemi) but doable.

I used a Tavnazian Taco, and DD was still hitting me for 250-300dmg unbuffed. But as mentioned already, he hits slow and hard, which is perfect for Utsusemi.

It's funny, I remember fighting this NM a long time ago in a 3 party alliance and having multiple deaths.
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RE: it's true, can probably be soloed
# Aug 12 2005 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
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is it possible to stun dimensional death?
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# Sep 15 2005 at 8:18 PM Rating: Default
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Only if you stun him before he even uses it. There's no charge time on Dimensional Death; it's an instant attack, just like a super-powerful physical attack. I suppose you could have a 74+ RDM/DRK do Chainspell/Stun near the end of the fight, a la Dynamis Lord, but that'd be kinda going overboard. :P
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RE: it's true, can probably be soloed
# Aug 13 2005 at 5:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm not sure if you can stun Dimensional Death but the real question is why would you even want to try? Sometimes this guy literally uses DD every 3 seconds. Even if you had an army of stunners it wouldn't stop most attacks from getting through.
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Can be soloed/duoed
# Aug 10 2005 at 8:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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Successfully tanked and pretty much soloed this as a 74RDM/37NIN. I was the only one fighting for most of the battle, but I brought along a few LS members:

WHM57
BLM62
RDM50
DRK61

Had RDM build TP as well as White Mage. Did Burning Blade >>> Seraph Strike to create Fusion, then did Savage Blade to create a Light Skillchain. Didn't do too much damage simply because this guy has a huge HP pool. After that I had all LS members stand back and let me solo fight him. Sometimes he will cast spells, usually can be absorbed by shadows but will sometimes cast a ga spell, usually elemenetal, sometimes a sleepga. Due to Fast Cast and Haste, didn't have much trouble recasting Utsusemi.

He did get me a few times, and yes, he does spam Dimensional Death, and will hurt a lot if you don't have shadows up. I think an unbuffed Dim Death hit me for a little over 500 damage. Fight lasted about 30-40 minutes, burnt about 80 Shihei on the fight. Also had a Shadow link on one of my lower level LS members, but a high level PLD was nice enough to clear the room again. Also, be warned this guy resists Stun, though, I am not 100% sure, but it was resisting the DRK and the BLM, both 60+.

So if you're an RDM/NIN 74+ who is going to try to solo this for a WHM friend, bring lots of Shihei because this guy is a Shihei sink, have the WHM be sure to stand back, and have sneak up at all times to avoid Shadow repop aggro. Have them also be ready to toss you an Erase if it lands Bio III on you, and a quick cure if you get slept via Sleepga. One good thing about fighting this guy is he has reaaaally slow attack speed, especially with slow, so recasting Utsusemi each time shouldn't be much of a problem. Good luck. ^^



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Got it Done!
# Jul 06 2005 at 2:35 AM Rating: Decent
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I went today with 1 pt. One death, and he does spam DD as much as everybody says.

75 WHM
75 BRD
75 RDM
75 PLD
73 SAM
And me 58 WHM.
It was fun Sam died then we killed it. Cover timer wasn't up cause pld had to use it earlier. Went smooth other than that... Sam god a raise III tho ^^
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Did this fight...wow
# Jul 04 2005 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Whoot! Me and Elathia got this done! Thanks for those 4 who helped <<; We didn't have that many volunteers, but we pulled it off anyway, for all those intrested, this was the set-up.

75 THF/37 NIN
62 THF/31 NIN
57 WHM/28 BLM
57 RDM/28 BLM
61 RDM/30 WHM
60 WHM/30 BLM

I know, not traditional at all, but we certainly kicked his ***...on the second battle. The first, we were alittle cocky and DD almost go the best of us a few times but there were no deaths at all. The second battle went MUCH smoother. Again, I thank all those who helped!! You know who you are ;) and you know who you aren't <_< On a side not, we did part 1 of the RDM hat AF for her and Miser Murphy is a pushover compared to our NM ._. though I think the guardian statue makes up for it.

And by the way...they aren't kidding when people say he spams Dimensional Death ._. He used this about every 15 seconds or so. IMHO, I don't think a PLD would have survivied. I think the THF/NINs were actually perfect for this role. Their blinks were able to absorb the DD, and i was very impressed by their performace.
Pretty easy
# Jun 18 2005 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Last night we took him out twice, with no problem except our 67 RNG dying twice, and yes we had a 72PLD tank and he never got under 700 of his 1300+ HP. Setup was 75BLM 74BLM 60WHM 57WHM 65 RNG(me) 67RNG 72PLD 66 BRD. He spams -gas with a quick casting time so be careful. He did Dimensional Death to me but my Shadows absorbed it XD.
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Killed this guy yesterday
# Jun 10 2005 at 12:54 PM Rating: Good
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Somehow I got a lucky chance to fight this guy yesterday. A member of my LS, another Whm was doing it earlier and happened to mention it as I logged in. Anyways, our 75 Bard ls member volunteered to help. By the time we got there (I had the bell and activated the quest) most of the people left, but I had two other LS members farming in Beaucedine Glacier. Anyways, we got there and had an 8 member alliance.

74 or something Nin/war with optical hat and scorpion harness. Good gear overall too, Taru though, when he was between utsusemi one of the Dimensional deaths almost got him but more on that later
75 Brd
60 Rng
57 Whm x 3
56 Thf
55 Mnk

Anyways, we have the Nin Brd Ranger and other 2 whms in one, and me and the mnk and thf in the other. We buff up with Shell/Protect/Stoneskin/Blink/Haste etc. Pop the NM, the monk vokes and the thief SATAs onto the ninja. Altedour opens with a Thundaga II, so that kinda hurt but we passed some cure IIIs around. The fight went pretty straightforward for like 3 minutes until the nin got interrupted and hit with Dimensional Death. The guy had about 950 hp and he got dropped to like 250 instantly. Cure IV and IIIs rained down and we managed to restabilize and eventually just beat him down.

However, I don't think 3 whms with a paladin would be enough unless you had a LOT of dd to make this battle shorter. Our damage output without the ninja tank certainly wouldn't have sufficed without a few deaths (or total wipe).

Anyways, witha good ninja about 70+ and a few 60ish people he's not too hard. I'd imagine a party of 70s would steamroll this guy.

Not that paladin's aren't good here, but Dimensional Death is very damaging and without MAJOR healing, even the most stalwart paladins will drop in 3 hits. And yes, like all other shadows this guy spams Dimensional Death like it was a regular sword swing.

I forsee myself doing this for 2 more Whms in my LS, so if we go with a paladin tank next time I'll fill in the details on that.
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# May 16 2005 at 10:26 PM Rating: Good
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Just pwned a BCNM20 and got warped back to Jeuno. I was going to go camp Lizzy, as I still needed to raise about 2.5 mil more for my Vermillion Cloak, but I decided I wanted to do something else. Shouted in Jeuno, asking if a 70+ tank wanted to make some money. Got a couple responses and found a NIN74/WAR37 willing to do this fight for 100K. Spent about 20 minutes gathering all the friends I could and ended up with..

NIN74/WAR37 (mercenary)
WHM58/SMN29 (me)
RNG52/NIN26
RDM53/WHM26
WAR60/NIN30
MNK61/??
DRK56/??
THF60/NIN30
BLM53/WHM26

We owned the thing, though the RDM and WAR both died very quickly. 1-2 hits each, both early in the fight. The merc was a real good tank though, and we didn't really have a problem at all. Got my briault. Omg, I feel like a real WHM. ;D
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One hard bastard
# May 12 2005 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Just tried to have a 75 NIN/WAR Solo this for me. Ninja was hanging in there pretty good, but between the -ga spells, Dispel and Sleepga the ninja was having trouble keeping utsusemi up & dealing enough damage to kill the guy. A Sleepga caught me so I couldn't cure the ninja.. A couple of nukes on the Ninja and a lucky hit by the mob with Dimentional Death when the Ninjas Blink was down and it was over.

75 Nin could probably solo this guy, but its going to be a tough fight. Ninja did like 3 or 4 WS doing 400-500 dmg per WS and when we died this guy still had 3/4 of his life left.

Silence doesn't work on him I'm pretty sure. I used Elemental Seal + Silence on him and he resisted. Tried to nuke him with Holy, only did like 10 damage. Didn't try any Banish Spells, I just buffed/hasted/cured the Ninja and then tried to regain as much MP before the Ninja needed curing again.

I'm thinking if you bring poison potions, stay out of AOE range and let the ninja do his job, just keep him at full health, Hasted and Buffed and this guy would eventually go down.
RE: One hard bastard
# May 16 2005 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Just tried this again. This time went with a full party. Party members included 72 nin, 60 rng, 60 drg, 60 drg, 58 rdm, 57 whm (me) and a 50 whm.

I would have though this would be sufficient enough to take this guy down.. but it wasn't. I think we got this guy down to about 1/2 life before he wiped the floor with us.

Next time I go out there it will be with a full alliance. I'm tired of losing to this punk.
RE: One hard bastard
# May 20 2005 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Finally kicked this guys ***!

Found a 75 Nin/War to tank. Had a total of four members.

75 Nin/war
57 Whm/blm
60 Rdm/whm
54 Whm/blm

Very easy... Mainly cause the Ninja was good at his job. Only had to heal him a couple of times. He kept utsusemi up and saved his WS until the mob started casting a -ga spell and then he unleashed a WS that stunned him or something.

Anyways, I finally got it. ^.^
Too Weak
# May 04 2005 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
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i Tanked him as RDM/NIN

we were
RDM
RDM
BLM
SMN

and he wasn't easy \=
Ugh
# May 03 2005 at 6:30 PM Rating: Default
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bell
# Apr 29 2005 at 12:55 AM Rating: Default
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do i need for every fight a new bell? i died the first time and dont have my bell :(
RE: bell
# Apr 29 2005 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, I have heard that you have to go and get another bell if you die fighting Shadow Lord
/comfort!

I still have to do the fight! I have the bell....*sigh*....
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