Vana'diel Bestiary: Orctrap  

Found in:Carpenters' Landing
Level:38 - 40
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Fire
  • Strong against Light
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Updated: Wed Mar 20 14:29:27 2013

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General Information

    • Respawn time is approximately one to three hours, but sometimes can extend to up to six hours after its last Time of Death.

  • Susceptible to all enfeebles.

Orctrap's Special Attacks

  • Soporific- AoE Sleep Effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Palsy Pollen - Frontal cone AoE Paralysis effect.

  • Gloesuccus - Single target Slow effect.

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# Jun 11 2008 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Just wanted to thank SmokesAlot. Camped this guy successfully thanks to him. Didn't get the drop, but I did get it to spawn and got claim of it. Thanks for your post.
Stupid people are like Slinkies... they really don't do anything, but they put a smile on your face when you push them down the stairs!!!
# Mar 22 2008 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
where can i find this guy what <pos >?
I Play FFXI Alot
# Aug 22 2007 at 3:26 AM Rating: Decent
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where do u guys find these PH info places at i looked and looked but never found
# Aug 22 2007 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
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man i cmap this thing 3 times 1 time i got stolen from a bst that wasnt cool at all the other time i gave up cuz cldnt find PH then i finaly see him grab him get not a single thing at all, now im campign right now hes being a punk thohe wont pop for some reason
# Jun 27 2007 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
134 posts
I've camped this guy a few times, and have had good luck with him so far.

Three of the times I was with a 70DRK friend. As a (then) 45 BLU, i was weary about facing him alone. I subbed RNG for WS and he THF for TH. Together we've killed him three times, and got the drop each time.

Another time I went with a 65WHM friend, and also got the drop.

However, i recently tried to solo as a 48 BLU. I took some juice with me and began killing PHs (was sub rng) gave up and logged back on an hour later, and he was sitting there. I got him down to about 30%, but then my MP had run down, the juice wasn't recovering enough, and I was paralysed.

Yeah...if you're going to attempt soloing him at about my level, bring potions.#

4/4 So far.
# May 17 2007 at 5:15 AM Rating: Decent
Tried fighting this NM last night as a level 49 THF. I got it down to just a sliver of health, but it defeated me first. Next time I should remember to bring some potions and more variety of status bolts (sleep bolt + Sneak Attack weren't enough).

Deleveled too... >_<
# Feb 19 2007 at 10:59 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
lol popped this twice in like an hour. the method posted below is 100% accurate and effective
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Solo BST
# Jan 28 2007 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
313 posts
Don't know what lvl other jobs can kill this, but I solo'd orctrap last night as 41bst/20whm. Got wiped out the first time do to failed charms (seriously...missing charms on easy prey is bullsh*t), but the second time went well. I'm sure a lower bst could have done it also if they get lucky with charms.

Used CC at first, charming whatever was near to me afterwards and sending it at the orctrap until call bst timer reset (dont recommed charming birdtraps, seem to be resistant to charm), then finished him off with second CC, using 2 hr to give it a bit more strength. Also used the scythe "Harvester" to give the orctrap a gravity effect. Highly recommend updated charm gear (+26 CHR and I still missed a few charms).

Edit: Solo'd 3 more times without dying.

Edited, Jan 29th 2007 1:21pm by crimsonclear
# Jan 02 2007 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
60 posts
Rather hilariously, whilst reading the placeholder information on this page (and checking it), Orctrap had just spawned and I missed the claim by a matter of seconds.

Though before that I came here and walked right into it uncalimed and got drop. Rather mixed luck, but oh well. 300k :)
San d'Oria Rank 10
# Dec 17 2006 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Smokesalot, You were Right, Did exactly that and 1hour and 5 minutes into killing, pop, But some douche bag NIN came outta no where as it popped and I was fighting Tiger from Resting Aggro, Anyways, Camped it as 61RNG/30THF.
Ranger: 61
Dark knight: 67
Emp Pin: 3/4
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# Dec 07 2006 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Yay! I got my Nikkariaoe!
Thanks to SmokesAlot, his post is dead-on.
Came in, located the PH, killed him, and a tad over 5 minutes later Orctrap popped. No drop.
Rode the barge to Sandy, OPed to Jugner, and came back in 1 hour 8 minutes later.
Located the PH, killed it, bit over 5 minutes later, Orctrap popped again. :)
You find a nikkariaoe on the Orctrap.
1st time he popped right on the edge of the lake in I-9. 2nd time about halfway down the narrow part of I-10.
Waxing Gibbous 71%

He should be cake to any job 60+.
# Dec 03 2006 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I was on my way back to jeuno from my ussual Davoi play time and decided to go into carpenters landing for the second time to explore. Checked my computer to see what NMs pop here and decided i would come back with /rng sub to see if i could kill the PH and get an orctrap to pop. Anyway got the Orctrap to spawn first try (thanks for PH help) also got Katana first try! 5 min of camping never felt so good :)

My first post :)

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Got it!
# Nov 21 2006 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Well, I think SE is making up going 1/15 on VE to me by making me 1/1 on Leaping Lizzy and 1/2 on Orctrap. A nin/rng was Widescanning the placeholders just south of the lake in the western part, he'd kill it, then run back to the lake. So I decided to stand where he was killing them and just wait for them to spawn..and sure enough, after 2 or 3 kills, it spawned, i got claim with flash, no drop. I logged out, re-logged in an hour later, he was still there, not killing anything...I killed for him, 10 minutes later, pop. Got the katana. I'm glad I spent about 2 hours total on this thing, seeing how some ppl have really bad drop rate stories. Good luck everyone!
NM hunting
# Oct 09 2006 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey all,im thinkin of campin this thing 2nite and just wondering if i can kill all the Bird Traps in that area if im unsure of PH. Would that still work?
If its illegal to drink and drive,why do bars have parking lots?
got em, but no drop
# Oct 09 2006 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
You camped him for 5 hours?? and claimed 5 times?

I thought he was a 2 hour spawn, am I wrong? Is it 1 hour only?

I claimed him earlier today, and then came back about 2 hours later, and heard from someone that he spawned an hour from when I got there, meaning he must be an hour spawn.

Well no luck today at all.

I have only gotten the drop twice, and once with belt and Nikka.
got em, but no drop
# Nov 20 2006 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
132 posts
if you kill the Phs almost instantly after they spawn then he spawns almost every hour or so, maybe 1:10.
got em, but no drop
# Nov 20 2006 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
132 posts
if you kill the Phs almost instantly after they spawn then he spawns almost every hour or so, maybe 1:10.
This just blew my mind!
# Sep 21 2006 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Been camping him for about 5 hours now today. All drops were during high moon phases, but aside from the last one (98% waxing), I can't remember quite what they were.

Drop 1: Hojutsu Belt
Drop 2: Nothing
Drop 3: Nothing
Drop 4: Flytrap Leaf
Drop 5: Flytrap Leaf, Hojutsu Belt, Nikkariaoe.

I honestly didn't think it was possible to get more than one item off of him at once, but I landed them all. :)

<3 this guy.

Incidentally, ***** BST. No offense, but you guys can REALLY wreck someone's camping with your pulling random mobs to kill other random mobs. Good Lord! ><'
We're done here now. It's better this way.
Asura Orctrap Ruled by Cheater?
# Aug 09 2006 at 2:19 AM Rating: Decent
266 posts
Welp looks like a cheater has taken over this NM on Asura ; ;

Bloodlestsnod (thf/war) can find place holders out of a group of traps. Checking to see if he/she sells the most on the AH.

I cant see a way with out widescan, to find the PH.

but anyway.. extreamly annoying specially because I know I cant do anything about it.
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Asura Orctrap Ruled by Cheater?
# Aug 11 2006 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
104 posts
Its pretty easy.

Each time you kill a PH, it takes a certain amount of time for it to respawn. (If i remember correctly, for birdtraps its 5 mins). Whichever trap in the group popped exactly 5 mins after the last PH's death and body disappearance, is your winner. Now a better question is... how did he figure out the first PH he killed?
Asura Orctrap Ruled by Cheater?
# Aug 17 2006 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
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He could marked the NM as his first placeholder and gone from there
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# Jul 21 2006 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
163 posts
So I tried camping this, well.. actualy am right now, but anyway i'm 0/3 on it right now, one kill a drk and I sc'd Guillotine > Penta Thrust with a drain MB that was amusing, poor little trap did't stand a chance.. anyway one thing I didn't know is how fast it attacks, it usualy attacks 3 times per my one.. puttings it's delay somewhere around.. 120ish... anyway, It hit me for about 30 each time so i end up Super Jumping arround 25% of it's health turning arround and letting my wyvern tank it until it's almost dead then jump/high jump again... but still this thing suprised me.


(done it as both)

Edited, Jul 21st 2006 at 6:59pm EDT by xSharaa
Server: Unicorn
Character: Sharaa
Orctrap 411
# Jul 14 2006 at 11:18 PM Rating: Good
1,603 posts
Ok ninja's, here's all the info you need. Good luck.

- Orc Trap average spawn time: 90-120 min
- PH respawn time: 5 min
- Estimated drop rate: Less than 10%
- Elementals have been added for the appropriate weather conditions. Exclude them if thunder/rainy weather is not present.

[The list]

Sabertooth Tiger
Diving Beetle
Diving Beetle
Bird Trap
Bird Trap
Bird Trap
Sabertooth Tiger
Bird Trap <------------- PH!
Thunder Elemental
Diving Beetle (This can also be a Bird Trap)
Bird Trap
Spinous Pugil
Spinous Pugil
Water Elemental
Spinous Pugil
Spinous Pugil
Water Elemental
Chuaie <----- NPC
Anguenet <----- NPC
Lourdaude <----- NPC
Cofisephe <----- NPC

Other Info:
- Orctrap can and will occasionally skip a spawn.

- Widescan list can and will vary at times. I've seen some pretty jacked up lists, including one that had six birdtraps all grouped together. Doesn't matter though. From the bottom of the widescan list, check all birdtraps until you get the one that is located in the spawn area (I-9, I-10). There is always just one. Birdtraps from the top of the widescan list DO occupy the spawn area, but none of them are PH's.

- Come with an empty gobbiebag. I made almost enough gil to buy the **** Katana from lightning clusters alone. Logging is also an option here.

- Katana is going for 500k on Alexander atm. Not sure about the belt. Sorry, wasn't my targeted drop.

- Questions regarding this NM. PM me.

Edited, Jul 15th 2006 at 12:20am EDT by SmokesAlot
~Vendict of Alexander~

Orctrap 411
# May 08 2007 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
lol. 0/3. beastmasters keep overclaiming me.
Orctrap 411
# May 08 2007 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
0/3... had BST steal from me like 14 times now. Is their widescan better or something geezus.
Stupid Besh
# Jul 14 2006 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Okay so I decided to try to get this stupid besh yesterday, seeing as my ninja is 29 and I can lvl up fast. I've never been to Carpenter's Landing before so I had no idea where to go. I asked a friend of mine to show me and they did. I got there and about an hour later it spawned. I got claim, no drop. Waiting around for an hour, spawned again, again with the claim, no drop. The next 10 hours I spent standing and killing the stupid Flytraps and nothing spawned.... I'm thinking that its more than 1-3 hour spawn. So today I show up get claim and no drop again. That puts me at 0/3. /cry
I'm not insane, I'm not insane, I'm just smarter than you....
# Jul 05 2006 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
0/15 ><;

this NM has been incredibly stubborn to me!

Edited, Jul 7th 2006 at 4:16pm EDT by Selmerion
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LS: Slaughterhouse/DynamisSyndicates
Droprate dropoff.
# Jun 20 2006 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
Keeper of the Shroud
13,540 posts
I've been killing this thing since mid forties on my Drk. Thanks to this little guy I've got a Haubergeon, a pair of Woodsman rings, a Vassago's Scythe, and few other nice bits. Anyway I've noticed that after I hit lvl 60 the droprate really took a nosedive. Pre-60 I was getting Katana at about 1/3 of the time, and never even saw the belt. Now Post-60 It's more like 1/10 droprate and I get the belt about half the time that I get a drop. Once I got belt and Katana in one drop, which I considered to be a good day.
could i kill'er?
# Jun 07 2006 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
213 posts
could a 50thf/25nin with WAY underskilled marksmanship, so no bloody/sleep bolts kill this guy?
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Games birthday present to moe
# Jun 02 2006 at 10:36 AM Rating: Good
87 posts
Got this today :) 1/3, incredibly lucky, I think; I'd like to use this for my NIN! Wondering if it was the games birthday present to me, heh?

Anyway, the placeholder information is spot on. However, occasionally, the diving beetle just ISN'T there; Don't worry, while the PH will now be one in a list of birdtraps, it's still at the top, and, it's the only one on the western side of the "V".

Good luck camping this thing :)

Edit: **** laptop keyboards ; Birthday present to ME, not MOE. **** him!

Edited, Fri Jun 2 10:28:17 2006
RNG 63/ NIN 41 or 37 WAR - Main.
RDM41/BLM30 - Secondary.
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RE: Games birthday present to moe
# Jun 07 2006 at 4:27 AM Rating: Decent
983 posts
That "Diving Beetle" is actually a rotating Beetle/Tiger/Flytrap spawn. The PH is still out of place on widescan though, so this is kind of trivial. I know because I kill the beetles and tigers between pops and when waiting for the S>N barge.
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yea y'ok
# May 25 2006 at 10:59 AM Rating: Default
3 posts
wat a lie unless u went back and fourth 100times thier si no way u can even hold that many wow dude i dont even no y im writing this im normaly not a antipost hater but i guess its this **** NM that wont drop the **** katana!!!! ASURA FTW!!!
Yea dude
# May 25 2006 at 9:36 AM Rating: Default
3 posts
u guys are just dumb i guess cause i just killed orctrap hes not that hard at lvl 60 got nothing but imas keep trying till i get it cause i need SH ASAP

PS: dont be cool with killing it straight up slaughter it faster u kill higher drop rate is :)
easy solo @46THF/20BST
# May 20 2006 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
just wanted to say its entirely possible for a THF to kill this NM as early as lv 46 if you have good evasion, even without /nin. Just make sure you have plenty of bloody and sleep bolts. Sleep him when your SA timer is up, and go behind him and SA him every chance you get. Spam bloodies when your health gets low. He misses all the time, and when he does hit, its only for 30-40 or so. I used about 10 sleep bolts and 18 bloodies during the fight.

Anyway i'm 0/1 now

Edited, Sat May 20 18:58:39 2006
RE: easy solo @46THF/20BST
# May 24 2006 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
132 posts
I do the Sleep method occasionally when I'm running low on BBs but to reply to the first post, this guy is pretty, the only time he gets me nervous is when I'm paralyzed, I'm a 51THF/14RNG, killed him 20+ times, got the katana for 5 friends and sold the one I got for myself for a mithran scimitar. still has yet to drop the Hoju belt though:(
RE: easy solo @46THF/20BST
# May 24 2006 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
1,105 posts
Good to see other thieves appreciate this great method of playing. I use thf/rng and with sharpshot those bloody bolts really count. I was also wondering if anybody else used the sleep bolts/sneak attack method. Rate up!

So is this thing worth camping? I kinda would like that for my nin, but it's like 700k at ah on Asura.
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25% drop rate
# May 15 2006 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
291 posts
I've killed this NM 58 times. (I was saving for a SH before christmas. The Katana was 1-2 million at the time...down to 500k-600k now) In that run I managed to get 14 katana drops, 2 belt drops. That works out to about 25% drop rate with TH2. Of course that percentage includes a test I ran on CHR gear. I don't know if non thf/thf users drop rates are affected by CHR, but thf/thf definitely are! Out of 22 kills I managed 8 drops!! That was with just adding a light staff macroed in for the kill, and 2 chr rings adding +3 chr each. Also of note, my best drop rates came during the over-halfway-to-full waxing moon phase.

Indeed the PH information is correct. Patience is a virtue. Spawn time is generally 1-1.5 hours, though OT likes to occasionally skip spawns resulting in the 3-4 hour fiasco.

To make better use of my time I fished for dark bass and then giant catfish while I camped, which took my fishing skill up over 30 from around 18.

Hope this information helps somebody out ^^
Happy Hunting!

# May 14 2006 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
can anybody pls tell me the pos of where it pops?
drop finally
# May 06 2006 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
i finally got the drop off this stingy ****** today. im like 1/40 on it. goes for bout 600k on my server.
i've always wanted to ask this...
# May 09 2006 at 2:14 PM Rating: Default
47 posts
if "noobs" are always slaughtering the zone, and all the kewl kids are widescanning the PH... how the **** does even having th PH information help? there would never be anything on wide scan... the first thing i do when i see an asshat just standing widescanning everything and killing nothing is train everything, thundaga3, repeat. i suggest the other kids that are lame like me start using these tactics instead of thinking you have no chance of claiming something. just a tip, and it's one that works.
i've always wanted to ask this...
# Jul 11 2006 at 4:15 AM Rating: Decent
206 posts
Theres also the people that don't think lvl'ing blm to 75 is a mandatory quest for FFXI and don't feel like killing everything in zone. I know i'm usually the only one camping this when i do, and its nice to be able to kill something, go afk for 5 minutes come back and repeat.

Plus, if they kill place holder, and you kill everything else, doesn't it just make it easier to spot placeholer? It will be the ONLY thing on widescan, depending on how big your widescan is.
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# Apr 17 2006 at 2:03 PM Rating: Default
572 posts
Annoyin im sure your liying heres why, my thf/rng is 6/10 soooo ya lol.
# Apr 13 2006 at 12:31 AM Rating: Good
338 posts
the PH info is correct. I hate this NM. Camping as a 69thf/9rng i went 0/8 today bring my total to 0/17. 3 flytrap leaves 0 belts 0 katanas. This NM just plain out SUX!
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# Mar 30 2006 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
159 posts
Finally... after 13 fights.. he drops ^^

Fight was easy, to be sure not to die I took out my NPC, Pimy.

The Fight went smooth, it never did the Para ability. When it had 2%left it used the sleep so Pimy got asleep, I use Fast Blade and dead... I shut my eys and I get, 14 exp and NIKKARIOE :D:D Finally I have enuff to buy my Armor... :D
Bulate - Midgar - PLD58/WAR41
Ls: RustySubligars
Mission: 5-1 Bastok
CoP: Prommie mea and holla...
Hoo: 2/4 Without TH ^^
Orctrap: 1/13
VE: 1/3

# Mar 18 2006 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
ZanetheDarkKnight wrote:

Sabertooth Tiger
Birdtrap (PH - Orctrap will appear here)
Thunder Elemental (during thunder weather)
Spinous Pugil
Spinous Pugil
Spinous Pugil
Spinous Pugil
Chuaie (NPC)
Anguent (NPC)
Lourdaude (NPC)
Cofisephe (NPC)

The Bird trap under the Thunder Elemental is a beetle not a bird trap other then that thiat is the correct ph info ... thouh it may vary ...
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# Mar 18 2006 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
159 posts
Ive killed it 5times... 0/5 >.< First time it almost killed me, rest it was like a Huge Hornet. But to be on the safe side I always call my NPC :P Hes rly easy until he uses hes anooying paralyze... 48+ blink or RDM could take him down. Im 50 PLD with 11RNG sub lol. I always use cure when yellow hp...

And the PH info is great!
Bulate - Midgar - PLD58/WAR41
Ls: RustySubligars
Mission: 5-1 Bastok
CoP: Prommie mea and holla...
Hoo: 2/4 Without TH ^^
Orctrap: 1/13
VE: 1/3

Drop rate
# Mar 14 2006 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
I belive this NM hates me. Have claimed like 6 times, and out of those 6 times it dropped one flytrap. **** NM!

Info on my experiences
# Mar 14 2006 at 12:59 AM Rating: Good
10 posts
Over the last 4 days i have been camping this guy whenever i am bored and have gone 1/9 on the katana and 2/9 on the belt. Without TH

I found his average spawn time was 1:15 - 1:25

The widescan information is correct.

FYI on the phoenix the katana is 700k and the belt was 150k
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Killed it
# Mar 12 2006 at 3:32 AM Rating: Decent
159 posts
I was camping it cuz I need money, but what I didnt know it should beat my @$$...

It was to Gilsellers there, they was in a pt but they didnt have RNG sub. One was WHM/RDM or/BLM and the other one was PLD/WAR. I went there as PLD50/RNG11. Then he pops almost behind the WHM. She dosent see it I flash and got him. The battle was tough, Im farming for new eq now so I dont have good >.< Half in the battle I had to 2hr -.- I killed him with Fast Blade and had 92hp left o.o No Katana but a 200k Belt is nice! :D
Bulate - Midgar - PLD58/WAR41
Ls: RustySubligars
Mission: 5-1 Bastok
CoP: Prommie mea and holla...
Hoo: 2/4 Without TH ^^
Orctrap: 1/13
VE: 1/3

Yup, easy gil.
# Mar 11 2006 at 3:35 AM Rating: Good
Keeper of the Shroud
13,540 posts
The info on the placeholder is 100% correct. I was camping this little guy today as a 54drk/7rng and got claim twice. The first time nothing dropped. The second time, about 2 hours later, I picked up a Nikkariaoe. Since my Nin is way too low to use it went to the AH. Currently going for 600k on Alexander.

One useful bit I can add is that the respawn time between placeholders is 2 hours 12 min game time, so pay attention to the clock when you kill one.

Also it was a little over 2 hours between NM spawns.

Edited, Sat Mar 11 02:41:13 2006
# Feb 20 2006 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
>.> The post about the /rng widescan technique is perfect! Thank you for that :D

I got to Carpenters landing and there were two others, but obviously didnt know about ph as they were just killing random traps. I killed the ph for about 20mins and got orctrap. I was War49/rng1 and called my npc out to help, also used meat jerky and a pear au lait for good measure >.>

I beat its *** down and am now 1/1 Thank you so much for that great post! Thats 1 million less i have to spend on ninja now ^^
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Stupid lucky
# Jan 28 2006 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
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1st time I killed this NM I was just messing arround going to carpenter's landing to try and get gargoyle boots. Spur of the moment decision. So I get there, and kill some traps while waiting for the boat, and he spawns behind the WHM there camping it and I claim, and it drops! Sell for 3 MILLION!

Today I go there to do the tea with a tonberry quest to make up some space (stupid gensing and ingot) and i decide to kill some traps while i wait. So it spawns agian, and it drops agian!!

2/2 on Nikkariaoe.
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20 mins
# Jan 28 2006 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
I just wanna say we all have our bad luck. And we all have the good stuff too tho. I had camped this only 1 time before and i fell asleep healing as THF61/RNG1 and woke up dead. **** Tigers aggroed me resting. So earlier today i was bored and decided to go for round 2. Well I show up and realized i forgot my RA. SO determined to claim w/ steal as THF/RNG again i proceed. 20 mins and 3 PH kills later he pops right in front of me. I flee up and **** my steal macro, so i had to claim with a regular attack. The fight started bad and i thought i was gonna die. A few Dancing Edges later he dies. I close my eyes and hope i can finally get a decent drop off an NM. Sure enought, I went 1/1 on this SOB. Call it what u willl, i say i was long due for some money. Just thought i'd share my good fortune w/ every1. Keep it up.

Edited, Sat Jan 28 02:26:34 2006
# Dec 29 2005 at 11:08 AM Rating: Default
before the update

he usually spawned around sunset for me,
and i've got the drop everytime the moon was
full. 4/9ish

Here is the Deal
# Dec 25 2005 at 12:42 PM Rating: Good
This guy pops every 1.15-1.30 hours now "place holder" for widescan is like they said above, "second to last". while i wait all i do is kill those flytraps that are 2nd to last on the list unless they are in the eastern section. Dont even bother going that way towards the Barg. He pops anywhre from the rocks infront of the tunnel to the corridor, to I-10 area. This guy is easy but the drop is Nearly impossible. Thanks god he is a easy nm and pops so soon. Well have fun hunting and GL
A different PH on my Widescan
# Dec 05 2005 at 5:22 PM Rating: Excellent
20 posts
My cousin is on a different sever then me, but he told me about this NM during Thanksgiving. So After finishing lvling NIN in dunes, I changed back to my drk and got Power Sandles then headed to Landing last night. I checked here remembering seeing an order of the mobs on Widescan. I came as a 60DRK/1RNG and checked the order, then looked at widescan, they did not matchup at all. Took me about an hour, but I finally figured out which Birdtrap was the placeholder. Someone mentioned an update, so I guess this would be the updated Widescan list for lvl 1 RNG sub.

*scroll down to bottom of the list*

Sabertooth Tiger
Birdtrap (PH - Orctrap will appear here)
Thunder Elemental (during thunder weather)
Spinous Pugil
Spinous Pugil
Spinous Pugil
Spinous Pugil
Chuaie (NPC)
Anguent (NPC)
Lourdaude (NPC)
Cofisephe (NPC)

I'm 1/10 ON Orctrap.

1st claim: Nothing
2nd claim: Nothing
3rd claim: Nothing
4th claim: Flytrap Leaf
5th claim: Nothing
6th - 9th: Nothing and maybe a Leaf
10th claim: Nikkariaoe ^^

Hope this list helps.

Edited, Fri Dec 16 02:28:21 2005
Main Character: Zane
Server: Unicorn
Linkshell: EvilxNecropolis
Nation: San d'Oria
DRK-60, WAR-30, WHM-20, BLM-20, PLD-16, THF-15, NIN-18, MNK-10, BST-8, SAM-8, DRG-10, RDM-5, SMN-2, RNG&BRD-1
Mission: Sandy 6.1, CoP 1.2, RotZ 4
NMs: Leaping Lizzy (Leaping Boots) 0/4, Leaping Lizzy (Bounding Boots) 1/1, Valkrum Emperor: 1/8, Golden Bat: 2/11, Hoo Mjuu the Torrent: 1/1, Jaggedy-Ear Jack: 0/1, Orctrap: 1/10
Mule: Sasuka (Bastok)
RE: A different PH on my Widescan
# Dec 10 2005 at 2:23 PM Rating: Default
636 posts

Edited, Sat Dec 10 15:28:08 2005
RE: A different PH on my Widescan
# Dec 09 2005 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Actually just go to the last page and scroll up. About 5 birdtraps all on the eastern side. The 6th on the western side will be the PH
Right on
# Oct 26 2005 at 4:57 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
You was right on about the Place Holder took about 1.45 hr to spawn killed easy as 58mnk/rng
droped leaf guess ill keep trying great guild rate up.

sorry for triple post but i did get katana on my second kill with 3 other campers around. i got all PH and when i poped it was easy to get they was all killing other traps

Edited, Wed Oct 26 08:45:50 2005
Right on
# Oct 26 2005 at 4:55 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
You was right on about the Place Holder took about 1.45 hr to spawn killed easy as 58mnk/rng
droped leaf guess ill keep trying great guild rate up.
Right on
# Oct 26 2005 at 4:54 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
You was right on about the Place Holder took about 1.45 hr to spawn killed easy as 58mnk/rng
droped leaf guess ill keep trying great guild rate up.
# Oct 17 2005 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
A couple of Ls mates and I decided to camp this guy for the 2nd time the other day. The first time we camped him we killed traps for about 2 hrs when Orctrap pops, easy kill(75-DRG,65-MNK, and 56-BLM <-me), got Katana sold it for 800k on Ramuh. Now 2nd time we had been there for more than 4 hrs we were getting rdy to leave when i see him and a THF racing toward him so i stun to claim. Again easy kill same DRG, 73-RDM, and me at 62. Got Katana and Belt but Katana dropped 400k in price >.< oh well 2/2 not too shabby!!!
drop rate sucks
# Oct 11 2005 at 9:23 PM Rating: Default
394 posts
i'm 3/30something on this nm. It's taken about 1- 5 1/2 hrs to pop. Ever since the little "patch" for the pop rate i haven't gotten a single drop even with thf sub. Heavily camped now. Price is up to 900k on Ifrit for the katana.
If ignorance is truly bliss, you must be the happiest person EVER!!

Melvin 75 DRK Ifrit Server
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