Vana'diel Bestiary: Boroka  

Found in:Riverne - Site #B01
Found at Location:F - 8
Grants Title:Boroka Beleaguerer
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Earth
Updated: Sat Feb 14 02:43:18 2009

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General Information

Boroka's Spawn Location
Boroka's Spawn Location

  • Respawns 21-24 hours after its last Time of Death.

  • Susceptible to Sleep and Stun, highly resistant to Bind.

  • Melee attacks can inflict an additional Gravity effect.

  • Grants title: Boroka Beleagurer

Boroka Special Attacks

  • Choke Breath: Frontal cone AoE Wind based damage with additional Silence and Paralysis effects.

  • Jettatura: Frontal cone Terror effect. Targets are unable to perform any action until effect wears off.

  • Fantod: Self target Attack boost for next melee attack.

  • Nihility Song: AoE Dispel effect. Can remove Food effects.

  • Back Hoof: Single target physical damage.

  • Hoof Volley: Single target critical hit physical damage with an additional Enmity reset effect.

    • Boroka will often use this attack right after any of the other abilities listed are used, with the Fantod + Hoof Volley combination being an exceptionally potent attack.

  • Advancing March: Attack speed increase song effect. (Song effect can be dispelled).

  • Army's Paeon IV: Regen song effect. (Song effect can be dispelled).

  • Knight's Minne III: Defense boost song effect. (Song effect can be dispelled).

  • Foe Requiem V: Single target DoT song effect.

  • Horde Lullaby: AoE Light based Sleep effect. (Circle of effect originates from spell target).

  • Magic Finale: Single target Dispel effect.

  • Enchanting Etude: Single target Charisma boost song effect. (Song effect can be dispelled).

  • Sinewy Etude: Single target Strength boost song effect. (Song effect can be dispelled).

  • Dextrous Etude: Single target Dexterity boost song effect. (Song effect can be dispelled).

  • Spirited Etude: Single target Mind boost song effect. (Song effect can be dispelled).

  • Learned Etude: Single target Intelligence boost song effect. (Song effect can be dispelled).

  • Quick Etude: Single target Agility boost song effect. (Song effect can be dispelled).

  • Vivacious Etude: Single target Vitality boost song effect. (Song effect can be dispelled).

  • Soul Voice: Increases potency of all songs by two fold. Boroka is capable of using this ability multiple times, and is denoted by the characteristic mob two-hour animation.

Historical Information

In Filipino folklore, the Boroka was a witch that was said to have the head of a woman, the body of a horse, and the wings of an eagle. Cannibalistic in nature, she is said to have a particular taste for children.

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Another monopolization
# Jul 18 2006 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Gilsellers have once again taken control of another NM with this guy. It's a shame his drops are so nice too ; ;
haha i thought this is interesting
# May 08 2006 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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A cannibalistic witch on the Philippines. She has the head of a women, four feet like a horse, and the wings of an eagle. She is fond of eating children
Full Strat ^^
# Mar 08 2006 at 12:55 AM Rating: Excellent
ok, heres a full guide to killing this thing and some other info about it for those who care :)

spawns every 21-24hrs on the dot, will spawn within 3hrs after server reset. no other conditions.

spawns on an island with no other mobs and a few obstacles..one spacial displacement that /targetnpc will target.

Drop Rate:
(i've killed this guy more times than id like to remember..so these are fairly accurate.)
H.Kote - 50-60%
B.Earring - 50-60%
A.Torque - 50-60%
S.Cape - 90-95%

How to Kill:
first id like to say ive done this with 3 ppl though it is a tough fight and luck does come into play. 4-6 reccomended.

Nin should tank this. 2 nins is by far the best way to go. if you cant get 2 nins then id suggest a nin and a thf so thf can backup tank when he pulls hate.
Rdm or Brd is very nice. dispel isnt a must but it helps making the fight not take so long. rdm can definitly main heal this but its nice to have another mage.
Smn is reccomended also. Stoneskin on the tank is a life saver sometimes and they work well as main or backup healer.
Blm is nice for stuns but thats about it. The damage is decent at best.
Any other melees work fine, just do your best not to pull hate cause unlike what was said before he has pretty decent accuracy even on a nin or thf. Any heavy DD should prolly sub /nin.

all that said, my favorite setup by far would have to be Nin, Nin, Thf, Smn, Rdm.

The Fight-
-Boroka can use Soul Voice multiple times and will..this is not a huge deal at all if you have rdm/brd...even if you dont its just a minor annoyance. Uses regular brd songs throughout the fight.
-Uses regular hippo moves. Here is the unique part about Boroka...he will always follow any hippo move with a Hoof Volley...and he will never Hoof Volley on its own or as the first move(so you dont have to worry about a hoof > hoof, it wont happen).
+Fantod- its just a super boost..and yes, if you let a fantod+hoof hit you you will die most of the time..if you let just Fantod+regular attack hit you it will do around 500-700dmg.
+Jettataru- puts terror on you..you cant move..this is one of the reasons its ideal to have two nins..when he uses Jet on one, the other can voke off to make sure hoof doesnt land.
+Choke Breath- this is nasty..it can take off 1-3 shadows, can do a decent amount of dmg(the less shadows you have up the more dmg), and will almost always put paralyze/silence if it hits. This is a cone attack so anyone behind the tank gets hit also. this is another good situation to voke off the tank jic he gets hit by it. if it hits shadows only, you get no dmg and no para/silence.
+Nihility Song- dispelga..can be a pain if it takes off food...can take off shadows so be rdy for that.
+Hoof Volley- does high dmg(500-700) and resets hate...a few things to remember about this move..first off, YOU CAN RUN AWAY FROM IT!..he will use this after all of the above abilities...when i say after i mean within 3 seconds after...and dont count on your shadows either cause several times ive had him Choke Breath > regular swing > Hoof and got screwed over cause the regular swing took off my last shadow that i was counting on to absorb the hoof >.< so just always run away...when he uses any of the above abilities just turn and run.

-if you take nin as tank and thf as a dd the SC BladeChi > ViperBite pwns :D
-nins, stick slow on this guy at all costs..he attacks very fast unenfeebled. para and blind should be kept up as well, but slow is most important here.
-when the main healer sees a Choke Breath go off silena and then paralyna quickly..asap..if you only have one tank its even more important :o
-tanks, keep your target unlocked while you fight..cause like i said you will be running away from Hoof alot..
-do not get hit by a Hoof!! the only excuse for getting hoofed is Jettataru...one Hoof can cost you the fight in some cases.
-mages, if you are main healing or very nuke happy or decide to Freeze magic burst..well, if there is any chance you are gonna pull hate - keep your back turned to Boroka and be rdy to run from Hoof if he uses an ability...Hoof, even without Fantod, has the added affect Taru-Mage-Pwnage :P

Knowing this info is the hardest part to beating him...and now you know. Even if its your first attempt at him if you follow what ive said here i can almost guarantee a win. This NM is a freakin goldmine btw because of his awesome drop rate, low lvl requirement, and lack of knowledge about him. H.Kote goes for about 10mil on Fairy...splitting 10mil with 4 friends 3-5 times a week(if you monopolize it) is very nice ^^ especially when you only have to put at most 3hrs a day into camping it. And id be willing to bet on some servers its free for the monopolizing ;)

Edited, Wed Mar 8 00:27:28 2006
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# Jul 01 2008 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
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it drops a what cape? it's not listed in the above information on boroka
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# Apr 05 2007 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
Very nice guide. Helped me and my party kill this thing with ease. Rate up.^^
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# Sep 14 2006 at 9:34 AM Rating: Good
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Nice Guide. I had no idea about this thing. Thanks for posting it ^^
It's only after we lost everything do we begin to realize, how the fvck did i get into this ****!

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Auditory Torque
# Sep 04 2005 at 6:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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This item also drops off Boroka.
Auditory Torque


Edit: Can't spell :p

Edited, Sun Sep 4 19:29:43 2005
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Horomusha's kote
# Aug 14 2005 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I want a horomusha's kote ; ;

but by the time i get the Promyvions done i'd probably be too far in ninja already >.<

wish there were pets for BST in rivern-site#B01..

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# Aug 03 2005 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
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This guys easy. We almost took him out with WAR THF THF WHM BRD
Until the WAR decided to tank...He died, I slept him with a bolt, we ran and waited for the NIN.
H ALWAYS uses Hoof Volley right after Fantod (boost).
Dispeller is much desierd here.
There is about a ~3sec delay between fantod and Hoof Volley.
RE: Easy.
# Aug 07 2005 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Another thing, our BRD can usually sleep him about 5 times before he gets massive resists.
# Aug 01 2005 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Only 2 viable tanks
CANNOT be bound in any way, shadowbind has no effect.
Has extreme magical resistance especially to wind spells (you'll never land gravity), nukes are resisted 90%+
He's not the nightmare people make him out to tank, he's not the most accurate beast.
He resets hate on a successful hoof volley.
Without a RDM or BRD you're pretty screwed to kill him cause he has soulvoice and can peon himself as well as march, which is a nightmare for anyone.
Hardest fight that we successfully won with was 4 people WHM/BLM RDM/BLM NIN/WAR WAR/NIN and it took about an hour.
Also to mention your dispeller will have extreme hate by the time you get to the end of the fight, PRAY that that person is not your main healer as well.
VERY fun fight and can be slept with ES every time, but without ES is VERY hard to sleep.
100 exp for 1 PT all people above 50, so I'm guessing he's perfect IT++ so level 62?
very interesting NM
# Jul 26 2005 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Fun fight, amazing drops (and even some amazing EX drops), it's a wonder he's not really camped more.

He's a bard, casts all kinds of bard songs including Etudes, and can use Soul Voice multiple times. He also can deal 2200+ damage instantly to a player without any shadows up, which I think is done when he uses Fantod (boost type move, 4x damage to next attack) in combination with Hoof Volley, critical damage single attack. We actually had a bit of a time trying to figure out how he did it at first^^;; it's really shocking to see that kind of damage in a 50 cap area.

He pops on a single island all alone, so if you have competition I hope you have a good ping. He can be defeated by as few as 3 players as long as one of them is a NIN and you're good and/or lucky. To be safe take 2 NINs and assorted mages - 1 NIN can be in big danger if he uses Jettatura (causes Terror) at a bad time. With 2 NIN, even if one dies to a bad Hoof Volley, you can raise him and generally be ok until he gets unweak.

Like someone else said, he does drop Auditory Torque as well, RA/EX neck item that has a latent of STR+4 VIT+4, active when you have a song on you like Melody Earrings - strongest STR modifier available on neck slot.
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good fight
# Jul 24 2005 at 6:37 PM Rating: Default
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thats all it took .. next?
# Jul 16 2005 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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My LS took this on last night. 7 of us all together. BLM(me), RNG, PLD, THF, RDM, BRD, SMN. Its a really long fight. I think it was about 20 minutes for us because the RDM converted twice, or was about to.

Our Galka PLD got nailed with a special for about 1200 damage and went down about 10% of the way into the fight. I thought we were toast, but the RNG, THF, and RDM kept shadows up and traded hate back and forth. Shadows are practically a must for this guy along with a few good healers. He does a move for paralyze and silence that makes it really hard to keep those shadows up.

I raised the PLD, and he came back(after weakness) with about 33% of Boroka's life left. We kept fighting, and towards the end we were all getting low on hp/mp. I had rested and had mp, so I decided to take one for the team and Freeze. It hit well, and he came over to finish me off. The RNG used Eagle Eye Shot, and I survived with something like 10 hp.

He dropped the kote, the earring, and the cape.

Most of us had used our 2 hrs on CoP 4-2, so take that into consideration. I'm sure with the perfect party that worked well together this could be done with 6, possibly 5. The important thing to remember is that hate is constantly reset. Nobody will be "tanking" this guy, you do too much, and you're taking hits. He bounced everywhere on this fight. So much so that if we do it again I think the PLD will sub WHM for blink.


Edited, Sat Jul 16 21:58:17 2005
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# Jun 30 2005 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
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lol Anyone notice how ridiculously skinny this guy is? Someone needs to tell this guy to eat something. =P

RE: Anorexia?
# Nov 29 2005 at 2:52 PM Rating: Good
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well, as it is a Bard, given the lvl range of the area, odds are it is secretly wearing a Corsette under those feathers >_>
Auditory Torque
# Jun 15 2005 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I can confirm this does drop the Auditory Torque. Killed this and Auditory Torque, Horomusha Kote and Skulkers Cape dropped. I won the lot for the Auditory Torque and look forward to using it next time I party with a BRD =).
uh...like whats the deal?
# May 06 2005 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
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ok there is a lot of crap said about the thing but can someone be more clear about what to do to fight the mob? am i just not reading what i need to? i get that there is a lvl 50 cap; there may or may not be a 24 hour spawn. excuse the ignorance i havent been anywhere near the area and know nothing about the mob except whats on this thread

edit spelling---> im stupid; i know

Edited, Fri May 6 22:14:36 2005
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RE: uh...like whats the deal?
# Jul 04 2005 at 12:59 AM Rating: Good
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I dunno whether you already know this, but you also have to be on promathia mission 4-2 or farther to even have access to this zone. For most, that's the biggest challenge of this NM. :P

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RE: uh...like whats the deal?
# May 30 2005 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Boroka is like any other HNM.

He spawns within 21-24 hours of his last death.

Plain and simple.

Yes, Riverne #B01 is 50 cap, and yes... Boroka is annoying... and probably gets shafted with his 2 hour (unless he uses Madrigal, Minuet or Mambo)...
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# Apr 26 2005 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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*The non-force pop gods like kirin*.

Kirin is force pop, you trade the 4 seals to the ??? in the shrine.
Spawn area
# Apr 24 2005 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Do you know where it spawns? Also 21-24 hour pop?
pfft nin
# Apr 02 2005 at 9:02 PM Rating: Default
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you dont need a nin for a01, im pld and i did it with ease =p
# Mar 11 2005 at 12:26 AM Rating: Default
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They're camping it to just be MEAN! *The non-force pop gods like kirin*. It's their revenge for blocking some of their accounts...

IGE: /shakes fist

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# Mar 10 2005 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
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seems noones gotten the last of its 4 drops yet:

Auditory Torque
Level 47
Def: 5
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Latent effect: STR +4
Latent effect: VIT +4

effect triggers with a bard song
So... What lvl is thing?
# Feb 25 2005 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone have any idea what the lvl on this thing is? I would like to kill this with LS but have no idea on the lvl..
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RE: So... What lvl is thing?
# Mar 26 2005 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I would gander a guess somewhere about mid to upper 50s. The cap for the zone is 50, and I would assume its near IT-IT++ mobs to a Lv50, so it would be a fair guess to 55-58ish. I highly doubt anything 60+.
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# Feb 15 2005 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Boroka can dispel food effects.
So don't go using that ambrosia before you start fighting him.
RE: Dispelled
# Mar 14 2005 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Actually, all hippogryphs can.
# Feb 10 2005 at 5:48 AM Rating: Decent
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I read on a japanese site this also drops Skulkers Cape.

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# Feb 09 2005 at 6:38 AM Rating: Default
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Kilee got the photo! Good job Kilee!
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# Jan 26 2005 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
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its a hippo w/ some wings.
RE: doh
# Feb 23 2005 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
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........a hippo you say......
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Drops also:
# Jan 26 2005 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Boroka Earring
MP Regeneration While Healing +1
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talking about gilselers
# Jan 19 2005 at 3:53 PM Rating: Default
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At remora gilselers are working hard to get sky acces and go for kiring, you may think is this posible? well yes it is, they are around 70-73 now and there is 4 partys working on xp day and night @ remora once they get acces to sky o god they are gonna be there day and night, they also went for cop missions they are not stupid @ remora i saw a full alliance of them going for prom. missions other than that talking about this site i'm close to gain acces to this place.
RE: talking about gilselers
# Jul 10 2005 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
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The problem we have on remora is not them getting sky access. The problem we're having is the fact that they're camping ground HNMs too. Roc, serket, simurgh, the baby ones that people start HNMs on usually (aside from the HNM rams in konchstat and la theine. But those can be duoed and soloed[saw a 75thf/whm do it]).
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RE: talking about gilselers
# Jan 20 2005 at 4:36 AM Rating: Decent
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holy **** that sounds like really bad bad news

and also do you mean kirin or is kiring someone else ? if you really do mean kirin then its prolly the worst news ever if there able to take him on ..... anyway issal bad news
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RE: talking about gilselers
# Jan 25 2005 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, they can't really 'farm' Kirin persay. Kirin is a forced pop using the drops from the other Gods, who are also forced pop. It's not really feasible to 'farm' the pop items for the Gods, simply because HNMLS' do that already. Granted some of the items are good items to sell on the AH for profit (V.Claw, Damascene, etc.), but the majority of the items are Ra/Ex and used in Abjuration. Doesn't make much sense to me why you would want to run a monololy on an HNM that is forced pop... stupidity if anything.
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RE: talking about gilselers
# Feb 09 2005 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
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They could however camp the mobs used to pop the gods 24/7 making it alot harder for everyone to be able to get to kirin. I hope they start making those item rare/ex or something.
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RE: talking about gilselers
# Mar 26 2005 at 11:23 PM Rating: Decent
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It's not really feasible to 'farm' the pop items for the Gods, simply because HNMLS' do that already.

Like I said already, people already do it, so it wouldn't be anything new.
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RE: talking about gilselers
# Feb 09 2005 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Nah, it would be a bad idea to make the god trigger items Rare/Ex. Reason being, you'd need the same person to attend every trigger NM hunt to collect the items to pop each god (or at least attend the NM hunts in pairs so that they could get the 2 items to pop a god). Oftentimes, you'll have a HNMLS member exping in the sky, outside of their ls, and their exp group will happen upon one of the trigger mobs (usually Ulli), win lot on the trigger, bring the stone back to the LS, and pool it with the other trigger items. I doubt that the gilsellers, if they do get sky access, will farm up there. The Gods are really not there for money - more for the Abjuration drops. Some of the drops are very valuable (cloth and claw), however, they aren't common and getting them would take more time that it would be worth. Also, for the most part, the only valuable drops in the sky are from mobs that aren't really farmable.

Edited, Wed Feb 9 21:08:25 2005
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RE: talking about gilselers
# Jan 25 2005 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
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yeah oke thats true but them getting access to the new area's isnt that great news for NM camping IMO
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RE: talking about gilselers
# Jun 20 2005 at 1:16 AM Rating: Decent
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OK i under stand this may become a serious problem thanks to my son reading ur post i will get to gether with the other people who i no that r GMs i will start work on this project now so we all hn a chance for this mob my son is just gettin rdy to hit the lvl 50 cap an i dont want him up till 6 sayin " Dad its not my fault they keep staelin the mob".

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