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Vana'diel Bestiary: Bugbear Strongman  

Family:Bugbear
Found in:Oldton Movalpolos
Found at Location:J - 11
Job:Monk
Level:55
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Lightning
  • Weak against Light
Drops:
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Updated: Tue Jul 19 22:26:28 2011

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General Information

    • With the pair of Bugbear Bondman at (I-11), the placeholder for Bugbear Strongman is the one that spawns on the north side. For the pair at (J-11), the placeholder is the one that spawns on the east side. The placeholder can spawn back and forth between these two pairs.

  • Possesses the Counter job trait.

  • Aggressive to level 75 players.

  • Susceptible to Stun, Slow, Paralysis, Gravity, Bind, and Sleep.

Bugbear Strongman's Special Attacks

  • Bionic Boost - Self target Counterstance effect. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Earth Shock - AoE physical damage with an additional Stun effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Flying Hip Press - AoE Wind based magic damage.

  • Heavy Blow - Single target physical damage.

  • Heavy Whisk - Single target physical damage with an additional Knockback effect.

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# Feb 24 2009 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
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camped it for 40 mins and got sam pants 1/1. i think i got lucky after reading some of these horror stories.
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# Mar 28 2008 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
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This NM doesn't exist! >_>

Been camping a few days now, good couple hours each day, and no pop so far, grr!

Edit: After camping since this morning, it's around 7PM now, he finally popped and dropped NOTHING! *riphairout* **** it!

Edit #2: After 1hr since last kill, pop again and absolutely no drops again as well v_v

Edited, Mar 28th 2008 6:54pm by Minimaru

Edited, Mar 28th 2008 8:14pm by Minimaru
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Hmmm
# Jan 24 2008 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Well camped it last night, first claim he droped the mnk pants i waited around a bit more and claimed him again, i got the sam pants, but after that he never poped again for at least 2 hours that i've been there waiting for him. Can the drop of the samurai pants make him take longer to repop?
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I hate this NM!
# Sep 13 2007 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
Over the last 5 days, I've gone 0/19 on the Shinimusha Haidate and only 5/19 have been Aikido Kosh*ta, as MNK/THF. PH spawns once every 14 minutes. Spawn time of NM has been as low as 30 minutes and as high as 10 hours and 30 minutes. I'm beginning to believe this son of a ..... doesn't even drop the Haidate anymore. *Note* I've noticed shorter spawn times by killing the Bugbear Bondman PH and then killing his 2 friends, however, it's just unproven speculation.

1 more kill has made me 0/20, so I switched over to my brother's THF character (TH2 + thief's knife) and 2 kills later I became 1/22! The greedy ******* dropped both aikido kosh*ta and shinimusha haidate.


Edited, Sep 15th 2007 10:04am by MidnightBastoker
1/1
# Sep 05 2007 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Just like to say...

After many many hours of no pop and frustration last night and another 2hrs and abit today.. HE FINALLY POPS! AND *cough* 1/1.

I'm one happy taru ^^

LALALALALAaaa
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my pants now!
# Aug 23 2007 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Got this guy np.. took about an hour or 2 killin ph. but i got the drop 1/1 yay! now off to lvl sam somemore







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# Jul 23 2007 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
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After I killed PHs for an hour I finaly got claim on this bad boy.

Killing him as RDM is real easy. At the time I was 59 and I subbed THF for TH1.
Never did he stand a chance during the whole fight. I had Stoneskin and Phalnax up all the time. I had to Convert once ( /cheer Elvaan mp ), and that was the only part where I was at risk.

BTW if you own a Hornetneedle, try it out with Haste and some en spell ^^
The added damage alone could have killed this NM.

Oh yeah, no drop >.> but that was expected.
both dropped
# Dec 18 2006 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
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FINALLY!!!

I've been 1/2-azzed looking for this guy off and on eversince this zone
was created. I was in the area and at night I camped him ... nothing.

I logged on the next day and went LFG while camping him and eventually he
popped. It's my first time even laying eyes on him. I believe it was
several hours of camping that day but I'm not positive.

He dropped both the sam and the mnk pants. I have 4 main jobs: bst,sam,mnk,blu
so I'm hyper happy I can use both. NOT SELLING I'm actually gonna use both
drops. SWEETS.
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# Nov 24 2006 at 5:26 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been camping this guy the past couple of days and he just didn't want to rear his ugly head. This morning, I got on and started killing PHs. After about 45 minutes he popped! So I ran over to him and stunned him. I killed him, no drop. As I read, he will sometimes pop right after you kill him instead of another PH, so I waited. He popped again, this time I took it a little bit slower. I ended up thinking 'no way, I'll never get the drop'. After I killed him I read: "You find a pair of Aikido ************** "You find a pair of Shinimusha Haidate.". He dropped both drops. ^^ Time to sell the mnk and use the sam!
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# Oct 12 2006 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
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was wandering around movapolis on odin(as 75 pld) with my 75 rdm friend deragos and saw ppl camping this nms area,we left, came back 20 mins later and he popped right in front of us,needless to say we got claim and a nice new pair of shinimusha haidate,not bad for a lucky claim lol


edit: was standing around talkin and admiring our sam trousers and look accross to the west pop area to see strongmans up again.we kick his *** but no drop this time,still not bad tho 2 claims in 15 mins




Edited, Oct 12th 2006 at 5:07pm PDT by jonesypld
killed him with ease
# Jun 01 2006 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
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i camped this thing a few days ago. no pop, i went back last night and he was there waitin for me. he agroed me and brought his little friend also. i am 67 mnk and i walked through both of them with ease.i even got the same pants my first try. ^^
killed him with ease
# Aug 17 2006 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Killed this guy easily as 58rdm/blm. got the sam legs
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# May 30 2006 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
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i camped this guy for several hours, and its pop was the same every time for me.

i showed up killed 3 bugbears, and he pop'd.
killed him then 1 pop later he spawned again at the other entrence. 2 hours go by, i know cause i used manafont, and he poped again and 1 pop later he pop'd at other entrence. several times he did this. ALSO he aggros to a lvl 68 BLM taru.

only got the SAM pants...
15-25 exp and some gil per kill
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soloable?
# May 13 2006 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
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would i be able to solo this as a 64 drk with either sam war or thf or whm sub
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# Apr 04 2006 at 1:49 PM Rating: Good
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o/5 on the sam legs, seems to be a random spawn time, killed him once and next respawn he popped again...
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# Jan 11 2006 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Camped this twice so far and 0/2 on both Haidate and Koshida. First Strongman spawned after killing 2 placeholders. The second popped after I arrived in Oldton Movalpolos and a THF informed me he'd killed it 10 minutes previous. Took about 2 hours of killing placeholders for it to pop again.
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# Feb 15 2006 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Finally got the drop (0/3 now) after running through the zone to get to Newton. When running down towards the spawn area I spotted Strongman unclaimed and running along with another Bugbear in tow and several goblins with a Taru in front running for his life. He warped, I claimed the NM before it could despawn and got the drop. Had to flee and zone the rest of the mobs though, but I was pretty happy.
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# May 05 2006 at 4:20 PM Rating: Good
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NM Despawn?! I cant remember NM'd despawning i remember like a month i go i died by Dune Widow when she had 1% hp if not less due to aggro from a Lost Soul and by the time i got back (considering time for tele about 10mins) with a friend she was still there in the spot she popped in with full life, im like 99.9% sure NM just dont depop could be wrong though ^^ good luck
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# Dec 29 2005 at 11:36 AM Rating: Default
camped it for 8hrs straight one time, no pop, so i said **** it
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# Dec 05 2005 at 6:49 PM Rating: Default
Well started camping him as 64drk/thf, and after like 3 or 4 PHs, i did even notice it was him, thought i was killing another PH til it started to own me, so i had to drain and sickle moon to regain the lead. it was a long fight but i ended up pretty much killing him and getting the Shinimusha Haidate, 700k on Quetz. 1/1 and gonna stay for a second pair probly
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# Nov 01 2005 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
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me and my friend spent about 8 hours killing bug bears and goblins that were in the area and not a single peep outa this nm. do we need to leave the goblins live? do we need to not kill the bugbears on the side that zones into Newton movalpolis if so let me know because I am trying to get these pants for a friend and i dont want to be camping this thing and him never showing up.
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# Nov 18 2005 at 4:45 PM Rating: Excellent
I've killed him a bunch of times, with 3 MNK pants dropping along with the occasional Mask, no SAM yet so i quit camping him out of spite... fight the machine!. It's a pretty easy system, really really easy if noone else is camping him. There is 1 placeholder that can spawn in 2 different places. 1st place which i will refer to as (A) is right when you enter the spawn area I-11 near the Ancient Bomb in the tunnel. Second place (B) is right before the tunnel to the zone of Newton J-11. There is one fixed bugbear at each pos, and one spawn where the PH can appear. Easiest way to determine PH is to find the spot either A or B with 2 bugbears. One is the PH and one is the static. At A if your looking at the front of the mobs the PH is on the LEFT, at B if you're looking at thier front the PH is on the RIGHT... OK.. so PH is established, kill it and wait ~13-15min the PH or Strongman will pop next to the existing static bugbears at either A or B, nowhere else. His spawn time varies, I have seen pops back to back and I have camped for two hours with nothing. Usually he shows up quick and it's common for an "aftershock" pop, I have seen that often. So basically isolate the PH, keep the timer running and if you can get a buddy to hold down one spot while you take the other you should have no trouble with mad claims on this bia. If you're solo theres a spot in the middle where a goblin walks around that you can post up at and see both A and B spots. If you have competition hold down one spot, or hope he doesnt know PH spawn time and try to grab it while he's not paying attention. IDK what else to say.. just keep in mind that it's all an equation and you just need to isolate variable to figure it out i guess, lol. I did this as PLD73 with /WAR /BLM or /THF sub (/thf nice b/c mug has 15 min recast, so mug PH 1/2 way through fight, and there's your spawn timer). Hope you have more luck on SAM pants than me.
Finally!
# Oct 18 2005 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Just camped this guy for alittle over 5 hours >.<
spent the whole time killing the Place holders.
Got the claim was the only one there (well me and 2 ls friend, thanks again guys)
got the Shinimusha Haidate and now am 1 very happy samurai ^^ now to get to level 50 so i can use em
worth about 700-800k now on Seraph not that im selling em

Edited, Tue Oct 18 19:30:00 2005
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# Oct 16 2005 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Easy stuff. Camped for about an hour, Strongman spawned in J-11. Fun fight, used about.. 20-30 Bloody Bolts, about 5 minutes fighting. No problem. Got both pants to drop, too.

Strangely enough, he didn't use a 2hour...
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# Sep 23 2005 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
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the haidate are 1-1.2mil on ifrit last time i checked...maybe last week
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# Oct 01 2005 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Beat this chump today as 63sam/war...I only was in this room for around 45 mins..i killed a few bondmen and then wouldnt ya know he spawned! It was a pretty easy fight, he took some health off me, but in the end i was victorious!! Oh and i never have good luck w/ NMs, but he dropped both pants..The Haidate sale for 800k on Alexander..Good luck!!
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# Aug 30 2005 at 8:15 PM Rating: Default
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My mnk is getting close to 50 so i decided to try and hunt for what gear i could. A friend told me thise was good at 50 so i went to trry it out and to my surprise there was no 1 was there. On his fourth pop he finally drops both pants and i was able to do the quest for jaeger mantle also so it was a good day like taking candy from a gob.
PH?
# Aug 08 2005 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Could anyone tell me the PH on this NM? i'm currently lvl 65 SAM/WAR and i thought these would go nicely with the lvl 50 rare/ex body.... i forgot the name but i thought this and that would go nicely going to do mission 5-1 >.>
Doesn't seem to be PH.
# Jul 27 2005 at 7:02 AM Rating: Default
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Popped next to a Bondman at I-11, I hadn't been killing any bugbears, and I'm fairly sure no one else had either as the other 2 guarding Newton were up as well.
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Strongman
# Jul 21 2005 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Soloed him as 65 rdm/nin was easy but battle took awhile
Got both drops with TH1 only
# Jul 11 2005 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
I guess the subject says it all. Sold the haidate for 350k in 1 minute on Fairy.
Soloed at 54 ^_^
# Jun 23 2005 at 8:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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Soloed this guy yesterday as a 54 DRG/WHM. I camped it with a 63 DRK/THF friend of me for about 3 hours. The DRK had to go afk, then and guess what happened? Strongman popped while the DRK was afk >_> I recasted Protect, rested quickly while the DRK had aggro (we were alone there^^), ate a Steamed Crab and attacked it, then. The fight was unexpectedly easy, I only got into the red one time when he used his Blow before I could cast Dia. When it was finally dead after about 5 minutes I got 7 exp and 11 Gil ._. No drop >< But it was quite exciting, so I wasn't really angry^^
I-11
# Jun 17 2005 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
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He also pops @ I-11, unfortunately i attacked him with half HP, after fighting a normal bugbear, and died ; ;

62sam/thf btw
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# Jun 15 2005 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Camped 3+ hours, killed place holders on both sides, he eventually pops (alone) on the I-11 side. Kill, drops 40 gil-no mnk or sam pants, not even a bloody mask. Repop on placeholders appears to be 12-14 mins sometime poping 1 at at time sometimes in pairs. Didn't bother waiting around to see if he poped again in 15mins like the above poster said...
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# Jun 12 2005 at 2:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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I just soloed this guy as a 55rdm/blm. I was in mining gear and killing a few Bugbear Bondsmen trying to get a chest key. Took me 45 minutes to kill this guy because I was using the sleep/nuke strategy. It was so funny, I had 3 high lvls watching me and waiting for me to die. I killed him after a disgustingly long battle, and got the mnk armor. The high lvls were mad and I now feel like a God, even if others have soloed him with a MUCH easier time at it =)
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24hr?
# Jun 01 2005 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Is this now a 24hr spawn? I've been killing these things at I-11 and J-11 for about 6 hrs now.
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# May 29 2005 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
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I camped this NM for an hour at least when it poped it was a very easy fight even for my 57rdm/22thf, i didnt even havto use 2 hour i would say it is a lvl 52 NM no drop the first time second time i got the pants. :) good luck.
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# Apr 29 2005 at 3:17 AM Rating: Decent
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i've been in oldton for three hours now.. no pop what-so-ever as 70sam/35thf
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where exactly?
# Apr 26 2005 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Okay... so im confsued... I look at the picture an they are by a windmill looking thingger... but that's @ j-10, an it says he's @ j-11, there is 2 bugbears that spawn beside eachother @ j-11... but I cant find any of them @ j-10

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RE: where exactly?
# May 16 2005 at 6:06 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm prett sure it could be J-11, seeing as from there you can porbably see the windmill-thingy from J-10 anyway... they are not far apart at all...
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# Apr 22 2005 at 6:12 AM Rating: Decent
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took the little fella 2 times last night with my 60thf/30nin,

was soo psyched, an nm spawn where I actually found myself alone for the first time, killed placeholders for like an hour, then there he was!
got on him without beeing certain if I could do this, or what the eventual drop was worth. I came out victorious. /joy.
Aikido ******* dropped.

then I actually got it again not too much later.
Aikido *******
Shinimusha Haidate

got 'em both!
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# May 02 2005 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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are all bugbears placeholders for this guy? or what
Both pants possible
# Mar 30 2005 at 3:31 AM Rating: Decent
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It is possible for this NM to drop both pairs of pants, as he did the first time I killed him (with TH2).
Strongman
# Mar 27 2005 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I solo'd him at my Current level 64 Rdm. I was finished up mining, had all but 1 item spot full, thought i'd check on him. Wasnt paying much attention when i turned the corner, and he aggrod me.

I was un buffed, missing 100 mp and in mining gear, and I still took him down w/ melee. No drop on either item, 14 exp, so I'd list him at lvl 55-56 just like info says.

He uses Bionic Boost (Counterstance)
and I think the other was called Earthshock. (Decent Damage Earth-base WS.)

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# Mar 26 2005 at 11:00 PM Rating: Default
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I Just When To Check It Out & All Of A Sudden Strongman Pops & I Kill It With A 69 PLD & I Had No Trouble I Just Kill It Like Nothing & My First Time Fighting It The SAM Drop Drop & Its Worth 300K.
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# Mar 25 2005 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Can i get to oldton without doing the promys? I want the haidate badly for my SAM.
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you can also get to it from gusgen mines, right when you get in just keep taking right's every time you can a you'll zone in
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# Apr 11 2005 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes. This area is attached to North Gustaburg. I can't give you the pos, but if I remember correctly, it's just northeast of the mountain (is it Zagham Hill or something?). I think you can also say it's SW of Palborough
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# Mar 11 2005 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Solod as 72 BLM/WHM

Didn't know what lvl he was so I Slept Nuked Slept Nuked and so on ^^ was easy fight tho
I aggrod him while Mining ... so yah I wanted my revenge after I zoned. Buffed up and stuff went back and Engaged him

Droped the Mnk Slacks for me
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# Mar 07 2005 at 5:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Solo'd as mithra THF60/NIN, took me down to ~400/955 HP and gave 21XP, nothing to bad.
Note: he can be slept if needed
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# Mar 05 2005 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Though I have been frusterated with how long it can take for this guy to pop, I Just wanted to add that I managed to pop this NM twice on opposite sides within 15-20 minutes of each other. I think the spawn pattern is similar to Enkylados in Delkfuts. So far, the Shinumusha Haidate have dropped for me once in about 30+ kills. I have gotten a lot of the Aikido ******* though..
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# Mar 05 2005 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I am currently a Lvl 62blm/31whm.... I was wondering if it were possible for me to solo this NM assuming I buff up before the fight.. any info would be great.. thanks^^
Strange spawn times
# Feb 14 2005 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
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This NM has very strange spawn times. I camped it for about 5 hours, it never popped once. Then i got bored and went searching for the Treasure Chest, when i came back after about 15 mins, a Taru was fighting him(@J-11)... needless to say I was pretty ****** off i had lost the NM. So the Taru left after he killed it and I started my watch timer because most NM's repop in ~2 hours, at least i knew the pop time now. Then, 14 mins after the NM death, the place holder popped over at I-11... but he was taller and bulkier then the the regular Bondman... hmm, strange. So, I walked closer and theres Strongman! I start fighting him, while thinking... nahh this must be a fake NM or something.. it was just killed 14 mins ago!?! After about 2 minute fight, I defeated it and it dropped Shinimusha Haidate.

After that, i waited for the next placeholder pop, Strongman didnt appear this time though. So i left and put my spanky new pants in storage for my SAM im leveling. Suffice to say, very strange pop times, I beleive it is a random pop with no timer associated with it.
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# Feb 04 2005 at 12:59 PM Rating: Default
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Me and friend just found out this area and we were farting around killing **** bugbears all look same so i look over and i see one walking behind us so i turn and it says impossiable to guage so i ingauge with 700 hp o mp <pld55/27 war> me and Drk friend both poped 2hrs and riped his a$$ up it gave us 16 exp and the Sam legs i just about **** my pants when i saw it was selling for 300k.

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# Jan 03 2005 at 8:21 PM Rating: Good
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He doesnt hit hard at all, he just has a LOT of HP. It took me about 6-8 minutes to kill him, mostly doing melee attacks and nuking with Drain.

I got 21 exp, so I'd say he's roughly level 50.
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# Dec 03 2004 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
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We just killed it after about 45 minutes of random killing. I got my pants (Shinimusha Haidate), now we are waiting to get more to sell. Im glad they arent rare.

BTW its myself (62SAM) and my friend (62DRG) and we killed him no problemo in under a minute.
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# Dec 01 2004 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Bugbear Strongman can spawn at both tunnel entrances but I suspect it shares or has another set of placeholders as Matsu said, I have waited around 6 hours for him to spawn at times. The drop rate is insanely rare in my experience (Treasure Hunter 1)..
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# Nov 30 2004 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I have killed this guy twice so far once with no TH the second time i had TH2 and both times he didn't drop anything, not even a mask ><. Anyone know how good the drop rate is on the SAM pants?
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