Vana'diel Bestiary: Gargoyle-Iota  

Found in:Pso'Xja
Level:60 - 65
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Ice
  • Weak against Lightning
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Updated: Wed May 9 22:26:04 2012

Gargoyle-Iota Picture

The invincible they use switches back and forth between immune to magic and immune to physical attacks

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# Mar 25 2006 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I'd just logged on from a (failed) attempt at the 5-1 mission, and i wonder around in the glacier and find Pso'Xja. I was only a 48-ish THF, so i used hide to get past a few of those tonberries, and as i walk past the room, i notice the ??? So, obviously, i walk in, get rid of hide, and check it out, expecting a "there is nothing out of the ordinary here" message... then i get the message saying i sprung a trap and see those two, not good! I just think "oh well, i'll use Perfect dodge and Flee to get out", turn round "WTF, THE DOOR'S CLOSED?!?" Yea... i don't have much luck with ???s

Edited, Sat Mar 25 13:48:34 2006
RE: Owch...
# May 16 2006 at 8:19 AM Rating: Decent
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lol I did exactly the same, only my girlfriend (RDM48/BLM24) was there >.< I'm THF48/NIN24 and they hit me for roughly 110-140 per hit. I tried perfect dodge/flee and hit the door face first XD

We both ended up dying and she had sn/inv up, they see right through it. ; ;
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Smn Solo
# Nov 08 2005 at 3:02 PM Rating: Good
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My friend just soloed these as 68 Smn. Two Eclipse Bites plus the melee in between was enough to kill each doll. He used the usual Smn buffs, Aerial Armor and Earthen Ward. Then summoned Fenrir and spawned the mobs. Fenrir automatically hit one mob, then he assault the second, so Fenrir was tanking both. Fenrir was only to 40% health when the first one died.
Easy fight, just make sure you time your Eclipse Bite for when the doll can take physical damage.
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# Oct 05 2005 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
458 posts
I solo those as taru thf lv 63, easy fight.
Not soloable by BLM
# Aug 14 2005 at 4:43 AM Rating: Decent
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As BLM you can't do enough damage, physical or magical to kill these guys. They beat on you hard and hit often. I have capped evasion and was wearing +10 from my igqira tiara and they still criticaled me a lot. With earth staff out they hit me for 40-50, but they double attack and there are two of them. So that is around 200 per round.
# Apr 16 2005 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Duoed these as Elvaan RDM64/BLM32 and Elvaan WAR50/THF25. With Phalanx and Stoneskin these guys are fairly easy to tank at the same time.
Short Story
# Apr 04 2005 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I accidentally spawned these guys while killing Cryptonberries for Ordrynite with my LS. Surprised, they ran up the stairs and Escaped us when I got close to the door.

After a few "Dammit Jedd!"'s, we went back in and just ignored that place for now, no Ordrynite, unfortunately.

We came back a few days later to hunt for Ordrynite again and I convinced them to fight them. We consisted of MNK61 (me), RDM61, and WHM61. I built up 300% TP and we buffed up. They were easy for us and in absolutely no danger of being killed.

I wasted my Hundred Fists since Iota went Invincible a few seconds into the fight, but they hit like wet sponges. Lambda and Mu were just as easy.

To finish the night, the next Cryptonberry we killed dropped the Ordrynite, and I won the lot. =) Hyper Ultra Sonic Adventurer!

my experience
# Mar 15 2005 at 8:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Just soloed these two about 1 hour ago, was a pretty fun fight. The main thing you need to watch out for is the their switching between immunities, im pretty sure that Gargoyle-Iota has a higher ATK than Gargoyle-Kappa, he hit me for around 30-40 damage while Kappa was only doing like 9-16. They both have high defense and i estimate them both to have around 4-5k hp, but i cant be certain because i didnt look at how much damage i dealt to them total. They do all the common doll moves like Blitzstrahl and such but i dont think they use Meltdown.

little note about the immune thing when they alternate:



they seem to switch immunities about every 30 seconds or so
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# Feb 23 2005 at 7:16 AM Rating: Good
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Just soloed these two as a 73RDM/36WHM. Wasn't what I would call a difficult fight, just really long and tedious, and you need to pay attention to when they do their swapping motion.

They are crazy fast, and there wasn't much point in enfeebling them, they resisted everything like crazy, but they miss a lot, and as long as I kept Stoneskin up, they weren't a problem for me at all.
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# Dec 18 2004 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
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My character name is Gargoyle so umm, if I ever meet up with this guy that'll be interesting
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# Nov 28 2004 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
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i tried soloing them ( not knowing anything )
was just wandering around when i saw that room .. spawned those 2 Dolls and had to fight ..
fight was gonna be easy kill if it wasn`t for that invincible they had .. almost died as
60 NIN/WAR .. usually i move around with my BLM friend .. however he was busy at that day .. if he was with me we`d own them good ..
those damn guys use Invincible quit often .. but thier DEF is low .. so i assume they`r
lvl 50 or less .. cuz they weren`t evading any attack and they were missing me alot for an easy prey ...
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Blue Bracelet
# Nov 27 2004 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Duo'd these and the other Gargoyle NMs for the Green and Blue bracelets yesterday with a 67 PLD/WAR and myself, a 67 WHM/BLM. It took a long time because they switch off being invincible so you can't just concentrate on killing one. Sleep never worked on either of them, and bind worked, but you're in such a small room and bind has such a long recast that it's pretty ineffective. They never came close to killing the PLD. The only issue we had was that I might run out of MP (I drank a pineapple juice or two I think).
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