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Vana'diel Bestiary: Searcher  

Family:Ahriman
Found in:Balga's Dais
Level:23
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Dark
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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done
# Feb 08 2009 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
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finally got this quest done, me as lvl 25pld/12war and my friend as 25blu/12nin
Did it
# Feb 13 2005 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Finished it and it was too easy. Party was capped Monk, Thief, Paly, 2 Black mages, and Warrior. Once we exited the cut scene both mobs were before us in an arena thingy. The Dragon was put to sleep, and the rest of the party began on the Searcher. I was still trying to buff with food and icarus, when it died-the Searcher. The mages started in on Dragon; I macroed my monk 2hr and started in on the Dragon; then it died-the Dragon. It was over way two fast. We still missed the record on Remora.
this guy
# Nov 07 2004 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
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this guy looks like he could pleasea beached whale ><
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Thank you
# Oct 14 2004 at 1:48 AM Rating: Decent
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The information is very helpful. Thank You.
Re: Info
# Oct 05 2004 at 8:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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After initiating Outtake and opening attack on searcher, what is the interval before Dragon appears? At what point will the searcher aggro? Are there any noted weaknesses? Do they employ any special attacks?

There is no interval - after the cutscene, Searcher and the Black Dragon are already in the arena where you fight them.

The Searcher can aggro on sight or sound, but as it appears in the middle of the arena, it does not have an overly large aggro range, and will probably aggro the first person who rushes in to attack it. (In other words, a BLM can Sleep the dragon safely from the very edge of the circle without worrying about aggro from the Searcher.)

Ahriman have no known elemental weaknesses, and in this BCNM fight, it doesn't really matter. Searcher doesn't have a whole lot of HP, and by the time a BLM fires off a spell or two, melee classes should already have it down to a sliver of its health.

Since Searcher (and the Seeker I fought for my rank mission) were taken down very quickly, it didn't get the chance to use many special attacks. One that both have in common, however, is LV5 Petrification. (As in, it will Petrify anyone with a level that is a multiple of 5.) For this reason, it is recommended that whoever tanks the Searcher have a level below that of the level cap. (For the Searcher fight, the tank was LV23 and the attack passed by him harmlessly; in the Seeker fight, I was LV25 THF and got hate accidentally, and this attack nailed me and took me out of the fight for nearly a full minute.)

Hope that was helpful! ^_^

Edited, Tue Oct 5 21:07:53 2004
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RE: Re: Info
# May 01 2005 at 9:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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Thank you for the info
Hey!
# Sep 20 2004 at 1:40 PM Rating: Excellent
OOH! Look! It's Mike Wazowski from Monster's Inc!
RE: Hey!
# Dec 13 2004 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
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You know, your right. Great movie by the way :)
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Need Info
# Aug 17 2004 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
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After initiating Outtake and opening attack on searcher, what is the interval before Dragon appears? At what point will the searcher aggro? Are there any noted weaknesses? Do they employ any special attacks?

Anyone know the record for "Journey Abroad" on Bahamut?


Edited, Tue Aug 17 20:50:58 2004
Die ya lil eyeball
# Jul 14 2004 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
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This was one of my favorite battles.
Our mage walked in and oput the dragon to sleep while we were whooping Searcher. Then after we gave him one last whack at his eyeball we went up and started to beat the **** outta the dragon. I thought it would be tough but the only thing really bad was the dragons AoE. >< did 200-300 dmg and one of us died.That pic should have a caption. "Heres looking at you kid."

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Cool
# Jun 03 2004 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, i killed this guy 4 rank 3. But man, whoever posted this pic did a real good job.......maybe Piko?
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cool
# Jun 03 2004 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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boo
# May 31 2004 at 11:13 PM Rating: Default
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that picture should have this caption "boo im gonna eat ya"
Easy
# Apr 24 2004 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
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This one was pretty easy. With a Ranger giving his best shot at the Searcher. :D And 2 Monks doing hundred fists on the dragon.
punk
# Feb 02 2004 at 2:57 PM Rating: Default
its a punk but it is a challenge with dragon suggest you cast sleep on the dragon and take the searcher on first.
Mission Monster
# Jan 09 2004 at 1:11 AM Rating: Default
The searcher is the Giddeus BC monster that summons the dread dragon.
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