Vana'diel Bestiary: Blackbeard  

Found in:Ship from Mhaura to Selbina
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Ice
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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Casts these spells on us: Stun, Aspir, Flood, Burst, Thundaga II, Water III, Ice Spikes, Sleep II and Sleepga II. He cast the Sleep spells very often. He also has the regular Skeleton Specials, Blood Saber and Black Cloud.

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quickest way to get these clubs!
# Apr 14 2009 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Here you go. heres all the tips and tricks i've learned from camping:
1. when zoning if you can only see the text box on a black background, it means there will be an attack!
2. theres two ships between Mhaura and Selbina, EACH SHIP CAN ONLY SPAWN A CERTAIN NM***(i learned this from about 30 runs, trying out teleporting to get on certain routes more quickly) so if your on one ship and you kill Silver Hook and get your seawolf cudgel, at the next stop you'll have to get off and wait for the next boat in order to get Blackbeard to spawn.

-----These tips and techniques do work, 2 days of camping 6 attacks 2 drops.----
quickest way to get these clubs!
# Jun 07 2009 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Boo-Boo. . .phail. . . .

it was correct until the phrase about the ships. While there ARE 2 ships crossing the sea, they are not differentiated. Aka no ship #1 and ship#2 but rather ship bound for Mhaura and ship bound for Selbina. It doesn't matter wether u take the "same boat" back or next or the 1 in 20hrs.

A good proof might be Sea Horror, I have seen him multiple times popping on a boat, getting killed (usually by me) and then pop again on the ride back.

Edited, Jun 7th 2009 7:03pm by Catslave
quickest way to get these clubs!
# Jun 07 2009 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
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~~almost forgot and cant edit my post for w/e reason~

been taking the boat up and down for more then a week now. . .fishing.
I'd leave it be almost every evening for ls events and ah fish or miss "my" boat back due to irl, wc, food, sleep etc.
During this time i've only met Silverhook so far. . . some dozen times and ALWAYS on the boat bound for Mhaura, never onthe route Mhaura-> Selbina. Seeing as i randomly switched ships due to zzzZZZzzz or irl duties it's somewhat highly unlikely i always hit the "correct" Silverhook boat over such a course of time.
no beard :(
# Aug 04 2008 at 3:28 PM Rating: Good
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really sad how he dousnt have a beard :(
There was a great man...But I forgot his name.
# Feb 17 2008 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
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how or when do pirates appear exactly?
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# Feb 17 2008 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
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# Jan 14 2008 at 9:36 PM Rating: Good
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I remember one of my earliest memories was getting killed by this NM and i always swore revenge.

So I am fishing on the ferry and pirates pull up, Im 75pld/nin there was also a 75whm 75thf and an anon smn probably 75. The smn either pulled him or was attacked so i put my flag up and got an invite, we then invited the thf and whm. I got the revenge i so rightly deserved and the whm got the club so everyone was happy.

edited: i cant spell

Edited, Jan 15th 2008 12:38am by Plorith
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# Aug 27 2007 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
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I was tagging a long with a couple of BLM friends of mine. One of them wanted to solo Sea Horror and I had nothing better to do other than watch him.

Set up was BLM x2 and me (WHM/SMN)

We were on the ship for about 3-4 hours, and pirates spawned. We noticed that the middle one was wearing a Vermy, and we knew the NM was going to spawn.

The 2 BLMs were casting AMII on it while I was getting TP from the various other Crossbones/Ship Wights and Hexa Striking it. Managed to get off 3-4 Hexa Strikes (also used an Icarus Wing). Not much damage was taken, though a lot of MP was spent and I had to use Devotion on one of the BLMs.

Sea Robber Cudgel dropped, and they let me have it. 1/1, although I've heard many WHMs going 0/20+
my experience
# Jul 10 2007 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I finally got both the drops. It took over a week of non stop camping but it's over thank Altana I never have to ride those boats again.

Some usefull info for people thinking about camping it. I'm sure it can be solo'd by a whm/nin but you would have to be flawless and get lucky on the spells he cast. If you can get a outside healer/haster/refresher, thats all the help you need(cough rdm). That makes the fight oknp. I tried soloing him several times and I am a fairly good soloer(sp), but could get him between 10-20% then either time would run out or I would lose.

Second, if you camping your first club, just ride the boat back and forth. Camping just one really makes no sense unless you just want one. Once you get your first, then focus on the other. If your super lucky and have a blm with you all the time set your homepoint in the port you need. If not use the screen loading trick. After camping it for week straight, I can confirm it works 100% of the time. If the screen loads up right away and you can't click anything, no pirates. Tele either mea or holla, which ever you need, and walk back to port. You should have bewteen 3-5 mins before the next boat arrives by the time you get to port. If the screen stays black for a few seconds after the ferry leaving the port CS, and you can click on everything, bingo pirates.

Third, patience. If your not willing to be patient, these are the wrong NM's for you lol. I went days without seeing any NM's. The payoff was worth it but it can be disheartening(sp).

Good luck to everyone!
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got it...lost it!
# Jan 15 2007 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Blackbeard (and the other pirates) spawned on the ship from Mhaura to Selbina. Killed it together with some random JP WHM & RDM after noticing that the WHM was getting beat up. Sea Robber Cudgel dropped - 1/1 for me. Unfortunately, the WHM already had the Cudgel (I thought he wanted to fight to get the drop) and asked the RDM and me to lot it but before we could do anything, the ship docked ._. ; ;


Edited, Jan 17th 2007 6:54am by Charilyn
got it...lost it!
# Feb 11 2008 at 10:32 AM Rating: Good
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Very easy to kill.
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Needed Vs. Wanting
# Dec 27 2006 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Trick of the trade: Camp each on their own. Those who complain about camping these suckers (BB and SH) for hours on end, myself included, have nothing to complain about if we are just staying on the same boat the whole time. There are two ships that always cross each other. Camp one at a time as somebody has mentioned below.

Instead of ******** here is some useful info (if you didn't know already) on how to tell if pirates will spawn or not: After the cs of the boat leaving the harbour, you will zone into the boat. If you zone in right away and CANNOT target anything (door or people), then pirates will not spawn. If you zone in and you see the text, the screen stays dark for a few seconds longer and once you see the inside of the boat you CAN target anything (door or people), then pirates will spawn. This works 100% of the time. Without fail.

For the boat from Selbina to Mhaura: If no pirates, you have enough time to teleport-dem and run back to Selbina (no need for a chocobo) with 4mins to spare to buff up and such.

For the boat from Mhaura to Selbina: If no pirates, you have enough time to teleport-mea and run back to Mhaura (no need for a chocobo) with 4mins to spare to buff up and such.

From experience, camping both ways is useless, unless you have movies to watch, laundry to do, dinner to cook and cleaning up around the house, like I did for 9 hours yesterday. I don't have the clubs, but give me till the weekend and I will see about posting a pic with me fighting each one...hopefully the clubs will drop. ;)

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# Feb 11 2008 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I'ld just like to say this is a great idea..... if you already have one of the cudgels.

Meaning that if you haven't, and you are after either NM, there is no benefit of going back and getting the "other" ship. Might as well enjoy the ride, fish (zzzzz {I'm Sleepy}) and look out for the sea horror.

Once you have one of the clubs, use this to exclusively camp the other.
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Needed Vs. Wanting
# Feb 05 2007 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
I do not understand how this would be benificial. wouldn't you have to repay to get back in, and wouldn't you just be meeting the same boat you left.

Edited, Feb 5th 2007 3:48pm by Elevencharlie
Needed Vs. Wanting
# Feb 18 2007 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
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What he is trying to say is that 2 boats cross. If you miss a boat and talk to the dock person, they say it will be 13 minutes for next boat. As soon as you get on a boat, talk to captain.......they say it will take 13 minutes to get to destination. If you just miss a boat, that means it would be over a 26 minute wait if there was only 1 boat. If you miss the pirates on one round, teleport out and run back and catch the other boat. You will have a better chance to get that certain NM, when if you stay on 1 boat essentially, you only have 50% chance at either NM.

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# Apr 03 2007 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
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damn se
# Dec 11 2006 at 7:26 AM Rating: Default
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Really hate how SE put whms best clubs on these 2 NMs. To get them to spawn, its all random, just gotta be on the right boat at the right time, and that is bs. I've spent days camping these guys, 0/4 on Blackbeard, 0/1 on Silverhook, at the very least, they should have made this drop 100% if they were gonna make the spawns so fkin rare.
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# Oct 23 2006 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Was curious to see if i Could solo it as 75bst/37nin. It was a fun fight, and I won and got the Sea Robber Cudgel lol. Too bad my whm friend was doing dynamis, so i screenshotted selling it to a vendor and sent it to him saying 'next time I help you camp something dont skip out for dynamis' :P.

I ended up with 200hp paralyzed with no shadows left, but I decided to risk it and melee at the end instead of charm-bind kiting until my third call beast timer was ready. Still, was a fun fight I can't wait to get the other one.

Bst, Sam
# Sep 08 2006 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
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CURE V this guy and see how much he takes some one come tell me the results lol.

And yes for the users who always die from bones, u can cure bones there already dead!!

old trick from 04

You are retarded.
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# Sep 09 2006 at 12:25 AM Rating: Default
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Actually hes not curing bones does hurt them.
Please dont citicize someone if you dont know much yourself.
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# Sep 12 2006 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Maybe he was talking about wasting 135 MP to do a couple hundred dmg to an undead mob. I'm sure Banish III prolly does more dmg, and lowers defense, and only costs 96 MP...So yes, this isn't a smart idea, albeit interesting.
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# Sep 04 2006 at 6:27 AM Rating: Decent
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CURE V this guy and see how much he takes some one come tell me the results lol.

And yes for the users who always die from bones, u can cure bones there already dead!!

old trick from 04
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Pirates Pirates Pirate!
# Jun 23 2006 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
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So I was happily fishing as a 68thf\nin. All of a sudden pirates attack. I'm alone on a ship with a lvl 20~30 redmage. The moment she says no worries unless blackbeard spawns, he spawns on me. I quickly flee up the deck and put on my shadows. Not a moment Later Blackbeard begins to cast Waterga III I believe it was.. Before I can even engage him I was one hit with a waterga -_-

Edited, Fri Jun 23 18:11:51 2006

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Pirates Pirates Pirate!
# Aug 16 2006 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Going to camp these guys as I type this.

I looked around at some food and I think Rice Dumplings are the best choice for this, especially with the Resist Paralyze, STR modifier, Attack and accuracy. I've also brought enough supplies to make myself a few Yagudo drinks.

I camped them before for 5 hours with 2 pirate spawns but no BB or SH, so hopefully I get better results this time around. Wish me luck!
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A Cheeky Steal?
# May 31 2006 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
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SO here's my story:

A friend of mine WAR71 and Myself 64WHM spend a lot of time fishing on the boat for money/skillups etc, and often like killing pirates for fun, and/or duoing the Horror (which is hard but fun to do!! ^^)

Anywho... Pirates come on one trip, and Blackbeard Pops, so i sneak up and stay out of the way, Thomas starts voking skeles up the stairs for fun. However, a 75 NIN and 70+ BLM start to duo it, i go over and Haste the NIN and start to throw in a few cures, just tryin to be friendly and help them out. The NINs shadows drop and he gets KO'd in 2 hits (filters were up so no idea what happened) so BB goes onto the BLM and starts beasting him, i Quickly R2 the NIN and start healing the BLM, they engage again. My MP is now almost gone, and surrounded by skeles i can't heal, so i sneak up and start resting. All this time my friend is just pwning skeles for fun. BB is down to 5% and the NIN drops again! BB turns back to the BLM and drops him too, I was about to Raise II the NIN again but they HP'd!!! BB turns on me, my friend runs over and Mighty Strikes > Rampages him, whacks a few more times, i Benediction and Thomas Rampages again, one dead NM pirate, and one Sea Robber Cudgel!

I think that was perfectly fair in my opinion, as i tried helping out the couple (out of kindness not for my own benefit) but they wiped and HP'd, so thank for doing all the DMG for us, and thanks for the Drop!!

EDIT:: Typos
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# May 21 2006 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
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lol >.<

Edited, Dec 20th 2006 3:12am by Drexis
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# May 17 2006 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Does lullaby work on these NMs? I might get them for my future WHM.
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# May 11 2006 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
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had a run in with him last wasn't to good got aggro with 5 tachi: yukikaze's i barely made a dent it was fun got a raise 1 afetr the we landed then the next game night ran into silverhook and got killed by him and got another raise 1 it was a fun night btw sam62/thf31 atm oh and i soloed a sea horror it sounds cool but a 75 thf got it to 50% hp left and dc so i finished it when i got aggro but i killed it solo sorta it was fun almost died but i killed it well thats my story
# May 03 2006 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
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i was camping Silverhook and it didn't pop with the others, so i took the ship back to selbina. i was 75whm/nin and of course BB pops on the ride back. i already had this club but a whm friend of mine (kiaya) wanted this so we took it. i did most of the work with tanking, DD, while she did slow, dia2, para when it stuck and hasted me, as well as cure me here and there. BB had alot Less HP than SH. this NM uses water and waterga spells, so barwater is best to keep up when you can. we killed BB 28 limit points, but no club ><

i heard it was 100% drop, but i did have this club already and i dono if that affected the drop rate. anywho, i still continue camping SH to finish off the set
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Got him!
# Apr 18 2006 at 3:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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After countless hours of camping him, I finally saw him spawn tonight, and got the claim (and I had a few CCers o.O;;). Soloed him as a WHM75/NIN37, though it wasn't easy. I'd say he has between 9000-9500 HP total. From what I've read in the posts here, I guess I got lucky... he never cast Thundaga II on me.

Basically what I did was Slow him at the start of the fight, and kept Dia II on him, while keeping myself hasted and Barblizzara'ed (to cut down on the times I'd get paralyzed from his Ice Spikes). The rest of the fight basically consisted of me trying to stay alive while beating on him. I used Black Halo->Icarus Wing->Hexa Strike for Light at one point, though I got paralyzed right after the SC went off from his Ice Spikes, and couldn't get off a Holy MB. It still took off a fair chunk of his health (710->625->625) at any rate. He used Sleepga II a few times, which was pretty annoying, and I think he used Sleep II once or twice. Waterga III was his most dangeous spell, and he cast it a few times, once for 600+ damage. Black Cloud was quite strong too; he used that about 2 or 3 times throughout the fight. I didn't bother to heal the Blindness, as I was wearing a Bat Earring for Evasion+15. He also cast Water III a few times, but that always got absorbed by Utsusemi. He tried casting Ancient Magic (didn't see which spell) a couple times, but always got interrupted. Other than that, I just kept Utsusemi and Stoneskin up as much as I could, and cured myself when need be (Cure III mostly, with one Cure IV, and a Benedition when he did a 600+ Waterga III followed by a 250 or so Black Cloud). As far as gear, this is what I was wearing:

Darksteel Maulx2
Holy Ampulla
Optical Hat
Spirit Torque (Enhancing Torque for Stoneskin)
Bat Earring
Noble's Tunic
Blessed Mitts
Ruby Ring x2
Dodge Cape
Survival Belt
Blessed Trousers
Rostrum Pumps

I've also got 2 merits in Evasion Skill, 1 in Club Skill, and 1 in critical hit rate. My Hexa Strikes on him (minus the one I made Light with, sadly) were doing somewhere in the 800-950 range. I ate a Rice Dumpling (just happened to have a bunch of them from leveling another job), and drank a Yagudo Drink part of the way through the fight. Hope this info helps any aspiring WHMs who are looking to solo this guy. ^^

EDIT: Forgot to mention, he gave me 50 experience as a 75WHM, just in case anyone can give a level for him based on that.

Edited, Tue Apr 18 04:27:07 2006

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# Apr 14 2006 at 7:58 AM Rating: Default
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i duoed this as my 75bst adn my other 75bst friend, easily done<ragnarok server name:Kaleth>
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# May 23 2006 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
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duo maybe...

don't try to solo him though....

it looked from the first 10% that i could kill him so i jumped in to melee... then he started casting.. tried to tele but was in range of sleepga so.. ya.. dont.
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# Mar 10 2006 at 3:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well i finally got both these clubs ^.^
took a long time 127 hrs combined totall.
1/11 on Blackbeared 1/3 on Silverhook..
i soloed as a 75whm/37nin i died the first time :/.. its not really easy. I would recomend haveing Black Halo and bringing a icarus wing Black Halo> icarus wing> Hexa Strike > and burst with Holy. its not needed but it takes about 30% of his HP and helps alot. And set your cure and para macros to <me > that also helps for fast cureing. And i used Barthundra. his thundaga II was really the only thing that hurt, so if u see it be ready to utsunimi right away and stoneskin.

Slow was the only spell i could stick and my enfeeb is caped and merited 2 times. So dont bother with paralyze, silence, flash(it would stick for about 1 sec)there just a waste of MP.

I found it easier to just camp 1 at a time. so for Blackbeard if pirates are not going to come tele mea and run or choco back. your odds are better this way.

as for pop times it seemed completely random or just a wide window. ive killed him and seen him pop 2 hrs later and one day i camped him for 16 hrs striaght and finally gave up. ; ;

So Good Luck to u WHMs camping these and be patiant:)

and i did activate Sand Charm quest while doing Blackbeard just to see and pirates didnt pop for a long time, so i guess thats not true

Edited, Fri Mar 10 02:11:53 2006
NM Skeles
# Feb 14 2006 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Been trying to camp these 8 days now. Had a few kills but they never spawn when I get help. 75whm/blm isnt gonna help.

Is it true that pirates on spawn if someone onboard has activated teh Sand Charm quest?

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# Feb 05 2006 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
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My friend was a lvl 75nin/war and my other friend was the same and i was a lvl 75whm/37nin i helped DD barely had to cure because of utsusemi ni he was a pretty easy fight got the cludgel 1/1 now :P
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# Feb 03 2006 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
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I fought this guy the other day as a 75RDM/37NIN and I was just doing nin af. Pirates show up and I see "Impossible to Gauge" so I claim. I tell my ls "Blackbeard (Found it)" and they say "m(Death) (You can have this!)" so when they said that I knew I had a fight ahead of me. He wasn't hard at all I just hated his -aga spells that whiped my shadows. Anyway I got him down to about 5% and we landed so I wasn't able to kill him ><. I had already used Chainspell and nuke but I was alittle sad that I was so close.
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# Jan 31 2006 at 11:50 PM Rating: Good
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Here's something that will save you time. This NM will ONLY spawn on the Mhaura --> Selbina Ship. I know this with absolute certainty.

Conversely, Silverhook will only spawn on the oposite ship : Selbina --> Mhaura

Happy hunting.
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# Jan 16 2006 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I Recently met with Blackbeard while fishing and trying to get me a Sand Charm. (67 RDM/BLM)
I saw the ship coming and though "Kool, maybe I'll get my charm this time". About the same time, all the other fishermen cleared the main deck. I thought to myself, "Where's everyone going?". So I started killing the bones, then I targeted Blackbeard (or he agro'd, don't remember).
"Kool! a NM!" ouch, ouch...WTH!?.. All I had on was AF hat, AF body and fishing gear, yea.. I took a beating. Lucky for me I forgot to sub Thief, so I Chainspelled --> Warped out of there.
I guess I'll be paying attention nextime I ride the ship.
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# Jan 04 2006 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Just fought this thing with my girlfriend for the second time, and interestingly enough, he did a two-hour. He did the whole swirly animation, but I had my chat filters on and couldn't tell which it was that he did. x.x My guess is Manafont though. He managed to get a Burst off immediately after without being interrupted, and I didn't notice anything special going on. He did spam a few weapon skills, but nothing like a normal SAM mob that does them three times in a row almost immediately. Fun fight though.
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# Dec 20 2005 at 7:57 PM Rating: Default
its probly answered by other ppl (didn't c it though) whats the chances of this thing dropping spells and or spells being stolen by a thf?
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# Dec 24 2005 at 1:20 AM Rating: Good
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0%. It doesn't drop any spells, and you can't steal anything from it as far as I know (if you can, probably only a Bone Chip). All it drops is Sea Robber Cudgel.

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Spawn patterns?
# Dec 17 2005 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm' curious, since there are people who've been tracking the pirates carefully for a long period of time. A friend told me he thought it was common knowledge now that the pirates have a 24-78 respawn time after their last death, but I can't find that info anywhere online and not sure where he got it... another fishing friend told me he thought it was completely random, he's seen Blackbeard get killed and respawn again the same day...

What I do know is that I've seen silverhook pop twice in a row (both pirate ships in a row, not counting one non-pirate ship in between) and Blackbeard pop twice in a row (again, counting pirate ships only) ... which would lend credence to my first friend, but ... my fishing friend rides the boat almost 24/7 so I have to think he'd be more familiar with their spawn pattern. Does anyone know anything more about it?

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# Dec 15 2005 at 8:06 PM Rating: Good
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Today I see him for the first time. Yes I was afk on the phone. Level 70 whm Galka does last quite some time. Problem is i had no protector on ect and death was within 5 mins. Im on Ramuh server and enjoyed the following. I ask people to help me out and they just stand and watch me die. When im dead all three of them start to fight. Obviously I was overjoyed to see them die before my eyes. I mean they want to watch a lev 70 whm die instead of have my cure thats up to them. Well I get dumped in selbinia with the lev 12 whm i was escorting and the 3 other dead people. To my suprise Claudia is waiting at the dock and raises the 3x dead and ignores my pleas for help. It is a real shame that people like that lose the spirit of the game and feel it is too much bother helping others out.
Starlet (who has no idea how much I am gratefull to her) did a raise III on me when I had 10 mins on clock. Claudia just ignored me and travelled back and forth on boat. Come on people dont be like that. Lets make game fun
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what is the name and stats of the weapon?
# Dec 10 2005 at 2:00 AM Rating: Decent
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what is the name and stats of the weapon?
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# Dec 08 2005 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
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for those that are searching for pirates to obtain the sand charm, the pirates appear moreso when it is a new moon; give it a try... and good luck.
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# Nov 27 2005 at 1:44 AM Rating: Good
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After a full month camping these two NMs (Silverhook and Blackbeard) I finally have both my clubs! It only took hundreds of boat rides, 19 Pirate runs, 3 Silverhooks, and 1 Blackbeard. I made a log of EVERY boat ride with pirates on it... there is no predicting it. Wrote down day, moon phase, time of day (24 -> 6:30, 8 -> 14:30, 16 -> 22:30 ferries), who the captain was, moon phase, whether pirates were on left/right side of boat, and finally exactly what time they popped. TOTALLY RANDOM. Well ~

It's extremely helpful to know at the beginning of a run whether or not there will be pirates. You can tell this when you first zone in to the ship from Selbina/Mhaura... if the chat box appears BEFORE the ship, then yay! Pirates! (note: Chat box appears before viewscreen when zoning in everywhere else, except town and mog.) So all you have to do is watch this.. if you see the ship before your chat log, then go AFK for 15 minutes, come back and hop on the next boat going the other direction. Or fish to your heart's content...or camp sea horror (I killed him at least 20 times.. somehow, last kill, I got drop, right before Silverhook...yay 10k!)

Pirates have two pop times, one 1:30 (Vana d'iel time) after departure, one 2:20 after departure. (I.E. for the boat that leaves at 8:00, pirates can pop at 9:30 or 10:20). This is the time the pirates POP on the boat, not when you first see their ship. As posted before mine, if the middle guy on the pirate ship is wearing Vermillion Cloak, the NM will pop...I always saw him pop immediately, never had to kill placeholder Ship Wight. (This just goes to prove that Vermillion Cloak is inherently evil...)

As for the NMs ~ they can be soloed by 75WHM/NIN! While most of the time I had another with me, or someone on the ship who wanted revenge for a previous death, the one (and only!) time I fought Blackbeard was solo (with about 4 other WHMs watching me, easily the busiest ship ride I'd had to date O.o). He popped on the earlier pop time, I pulled to the back of the boat right away and started wailing away. Bat earrings helped a lot... no fuss with blindna, and since he basically keeps you blind every other WS, eva+30 helps a LOT. Dual wielding Martial Wand and Darksteel Maul (Martial wand was a mistake... 2 darksteels probably better) brought him down about 10 seconds after the message "We are now approaching Selbina" appeared. 47 limit points and a **** Sea Robber Cudgel! Silverhook came a week later... went fishing with a friend, first run Pirates... no NM. Back to selbina with nothing. Ship to Mhaura.. Pirates again! No NM. Back to selbina with nothing. Ship to Mhaura... Pirates AGAIN!! Third time's a charm, Silverhook pops... dead in mere minutes with 68MNK, 75SMN, and me pounding on it. Thus concludes my month long binge of this ship!

Slow works WONDERS on these guys.. make sure to keep them slowed at all times!! Paralyze helped, but resisted a lot, and didn't last long. Ice spikes seemed to be their most dangerous spell.. Barparalyzra at the start and you should be good for the entirety of the fight. All AM was a welcome relief (hit shadows =]), blizzaga hardly hurt at all with barblizzard up (Plus neither NM seemed to use much when I fought..)

Camping these NMs was a welcome relief from the usual NMs...in that 9/10 runs I know they won't spawn, and don't even need to check. Can AFK for 15 minutes without fearing losing a pull. And whoever is there at the start of the boat ride are the ONLY ones that have access to them. Since nobody really wants the drop (and nobody can really solo), no competition on pull. However... don't camp unless you are willing to invest a HUGE amount of time. I was on those boats on average 5 hours a day, for a full month (30 days)... so that's what, 150 hours? before I got them. Hardly did anything else that whole time...

Any questions let me know^^ Long, long long post... O_O (posting in both Silverhook and Blackbeard)
My experience~
# Jul 11 2006 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
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your post is awesome, I'll have these for my whm friend soon, got her reverend mail tonight, these are next.
RE: My experience~
# Dec 04 2005 at 12:11 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks for the info on how to tell if pirates are gonna attack right when you zone in. I'm 1/1 on Silverhook and 0/3 on Blackbeard. Since Blackbeard only spawns on the Mhaura-Selby route, I start that ride, and if no pirates, I Teleport-Mea, run back to Mhaura, and hop on the other boat, so I'm catching twice as many Mhaura-Selby rides as I would be if I just stayed on the boat both ways.. Blackbeard still doesn't like to show himself though. I camped 11 hours straight with no spawn once. ; ;

Just a note on which side of the boat they attack.. It's easily predictable. The pirates come from Norg. Norg is south of the ferry route, and they always attack from the south side. Left on the Mhaura-Selby route and right on the Selby-Mhaura route.
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True Sight?
# Nov 25 2005 at 3:59 AM Rating: Good
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I know that Silverhook has true sight, according to somepage. Anyone know about Blackbeard?

I ran into Blackbeard tonight on the boat and he smashed me. I was standing on an upper step and casting Stoneskin on myself at the time, so I was really surprised. I assume I was standing just a bit too close to the edge of his area...but wondered if there was any possibility that he may magic aggro? I know it's unlikely, and really tough to test since he'd likely aggro most everyone anyway.

I guess it was just my stupidity. :D

I seem to have a pirate jinx of me since I'm leveling fishing there atm. Blackbeard on one trip, Silverhook on the trip immediately after that and then just regular pirates after that. I should start inviting some high level people to come with me, just to cover my ****. LOL
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# Nov 23 2005 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I posted on silverhooks page that me (73mnk/war) and a 75 whm/blm friend downed him with no deaths. This guy is the same with the small addition of a 54 mnk we pwned this guy with no problem at all. I can say from my experience that he is easier than silverhook in some ways. Silverhook took one light skillchain(dragon kick > hexa strike) and 3 asuran fists, during his battle before he died and had me as i was tanking down into the red. Blackbeard barely got me into the yellow and because the whm was casting para slow and whatnot we only got off the light sc. After that i only got 81% tp and he fell. The whm did say tho that he had to DS Silence for it to stick. As far as i can see that is the only thing about him that is harder. Unfortunately for us unlike Silverhook he didn't drop his club. But you heard it from me... could be EASILY duo'd.
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# Nov 20 2005 at 1:06 PM Rating: Good
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Now, I decided yesterday to ride the ship to Selbina. I hop on, notice it's just me and 3 others. A JP RDM 75, Taru anon, and another anon.

We get on and I start killing the mobs that spawn at the begining. I just engage the crab(haven't attacke dyet) and that means one thing.

"{Pirates}!" I say. The boat pulls alongside us and a caster in Vermy and two others run alongside the other ship and cast.

Someone in my LS says "Hope Blackbeard or Silverhook doesn't show up."

The casters finish and guess who pops? Blackbeard.I say "{Team up?}" and the JP RDM says "OK". I invite and we go at him.

I had just gotten Mistral Axe that day so I get 120% TP, Mistral Axe. The RDM waits then Savage Blades for Light SC. We redo this a few times with minimal casting a few cures here and there, no links from the Crossbones.

We finally drop him, I take a few screenies to show my LS and boom.

Blagoce deafest Blackbeard.
You find Sea Robber Cudgel.

I'm like ":O" and the RDM says "{You can have this}. I not need." So, I cast lots, profusly thank him even though I can't use it, and we disband.

Props to Ryofirst for being an awesome player and RDM^^/
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A Blackbeard Surprise!
# Nov 12 2005 at 12:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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Tonight 2 friends/ls members and I were out fishing on this boat. As we get on the Blm(63) say "Ihope the pirates shows up". He and the Pld (67) were talking a bout the times they had been killed on the ship.and the Blm claims for "payback". so here we are fishing and here comes the ship... I (Whm 61) tells them "Pirates" and /shout "piriates". All these sneaks were going up all over the place. OOOOOO yeah boyz! It's pirate killing time! the pld steps up on of them and I run between him and the blm and cast buffs. suddenly the Pld has about 80hp! WTF!!! I heal him. I Didn't know the dmg he took cuz of watching his hp then I see he was defeated by Blackbeard. I was wondering what was wrong with the pally. Then he hit me! 169,183,185, 148 I am trying to run to cast reraise 2, but accidently lock on... I was heading strait for him. I got unlocked and hit for another 174 dmg. ~.~ Now I am really wondering what was going on. Meanwhile the BLM is trying to come rescue me... OMG! it was like so funny cuz he went down just as quik. We did not get a raise til the ride was over, but it was kool. I told them I was gonna check this Newcomer out on this site cuz we were clueless about him. I laughed about how it wasa happening when I died.

If you have not met this guy... he's really no joke when he catches you by surprise. Keep your sneak up and lay low when you see those pirates approaching. As for me.. I don't ever wanna run into him again.

Thanks for all of the info you all have posted about this guy.

Edited, Sat Nov 12 00:49:49 2005
Got it !
# Oct 27 2005 at 1:00 PM Rating: Good
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Hi my name is Kyrene from Phoenix Server, I was camping these NMs today as a taru 75whm/37nin with my friend MagicMidget who was a taru 75brd/37whm

The pirates finaly decided to attack for the 1st time after about 2 hours of back and forth on the boats... It was clear weather, day time, no fog, no rain, and 86% moon. The middle summoner was wearing a verm cloak and Blackbeard spawned in the middle of the deck, I ran on the side stairs and claimed him. (I wanted him away from others who were fishing so that he doesn't aoe drain everyone)

I casted slow on him and paralyze, hasted myself and began to deal dmg with dual wielded darksteel mauls + 1. He didnt do much at first he kept trying to cast Acient Magic and I was interupting him. At some point he casted burst on me which was absorbed by a shadow lol.. Brd casted 2 attack songs and they lasted for the entire fight. Blackbeared was very slow and missed me a couple times. I screwed up at some point when he blinded me because my eyedrops macro was buzzed.. I had to find them in items list so i lost count of my shadows and got hit, but I had stoneskin up so he hit me 0 the 1st shot and killed stoneskin + 68 the 2nd. I got utsu: Ni back up right away and continued to pawn him. At this point I noticed I had forgotten to eat atk food lol (nervousness). My best hexa strike hit him for 1274 dammage :) and he droped dead about 4~5 minuets after claim.

He was very easy, mainly because slow if amazingly affective against him. I didnt have to cure myself once and neither did the brd . it was my 2nd attempt fighting BB and this time he droped the club :D

Best tip I can give you is to go as whm/nin, well equiped with eyedrops(saved 40mp and long casting time of blindna) and yag drinks in case of emergencies. This guy is deffinatly soloable, you just need to be prepared. You could buy an Icarus wing to solo a lvl 3 Light skillchain + holy magic burst, it would be a nice way to take off 30% if not more of his HP.

Well good luck to everyone who attempts to fight him and don't give up, these clubs are pretty nasty !!


Edited, Thu Oct 27 14:12:23 2005
RE: Got it !
# Oct 27 2005 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
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i got this guy today omw to selbina as 14 smn...i noticed the middle smn on pirate ship had vermillion cloak...so i asked my friend who was 73 rdm hutning sand charm...he didnt kno unti lhe saw blackbeard...we didnt fight him cus...he's big and my friend knew he was likehigh lvl NM...at least i didnt die :)
i noticed when i got of ship it was wanning gibbous (88%) that might affect it.

Edited, Thu Oct 27 23:17:47 2005
Just got pwned
# Oct 25 2005 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
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going back and forth to do chef quests and a bunch of undead show up i check blackbeard, NM okay let him be. check the smaller fellows DC ok pvk one and start to fight kill him, fight two more and decide to let it be but my hp is low and i get aggroed by another, there sits a JP whm fishing and i am getting the **** kicked out of me and the whm just sits there i call for help nothing........homepoint back to jeuno. thanks alot to that whm.
Got Pwned!!!
# Oct 20 2005 at 1:48 AM Rating: Decent
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So after doing 2 Avatar Prime fights we go and turn in whispers to get Garuta and decide to ride the boat to see if pirates would show up.. Well OMG they did, on the 1st ride. We were all happy. I say we because there was a 60 RDM (me), a 61 Drg (Darrick) and a 58 PLD (Kittypryde). So we start fighting pirates to get sand charm and all of a sudden PLD dies!!! I'm like whats going on!!! So the Drg (my roomate) tells me its a NM. I had not heard about any NM on the boat all of a sudden. i get pwned quikly and then the drg right after me. A 60ish Japanse WHM gets dies as well and gives us a Raise 2 after she uses Reraise 2. But I got the Sand Charm form a couple of the undead we killed. So wow, be ready for this thing and becareful before engaging the Pirates for now on!!! Look before you fight Pirates!!! Thats all I have.
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# Oct 12 2005 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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just solo'd him as a 75 smn, no drop only 47 exp
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# Oct 09 2005 at 12:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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I saw this for the first time today, stunned it and it hit really hard so I allianced with the rdm and nin on the ship to fight it, we lost terribly, we only hurt it about 4%. This was with 50nin, 72rdm, 75blm, 68thf. It was a random encounter of a rather uneventful day, we all died but I managed to cast reraise before I died so I raised the rdm before we docked and he raised the rest.

by the way, the stats on the club are:

Sea Robber Cudgel
DMG:42 Delay:340
68WHM only

It looks exactly like the one blackbeard is holding in the picture.
# Oct 06 2005 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
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what are the stats on the wpn he drops?
# Oct 03 2005 at 11:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I sat here all night and watched my hubby go back and forth on the ship trying to get this guy to spawn......this group comes along first ride.....claims him.....****** HIM OFF.....then of course he blamed it on me lol but w/e that was really crappy.
Poor poor War
# Sep 22 2005 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
Well I was riding the boat minding my own business, when the pirates attacked, being a 56 DRK i wasn't too frightened. Right next to me spawned Blackbeard, "hmmm," i say to myself. i try to attack him but a 72+ WAR/NIN (had his info hidden) got him first (luckily). This guy was very persistent, he only stayed alive because of the mages onboard, the poor fool. well blackbeard gets down to a sliver and the other mages run out of MP, so in about 10 seconds the WAR drops and the NM comes after the mages, 1/2 second later it falls to the ground. All and all i must say this guy is my new hero for getting into the fight before i would attempt to and get slaughtered. The moral of this story, "don't try to fight things taller than you unless ur sure u can kill it." ^^
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# Sep 20 2005 at 4:35 PM Rating: Default
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What club?? everyone says o we missed the club, but what club?
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# Sep 19 2005 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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this guy is weak, we had 75 thf, 72-73 blm, 60ish whm, and 60ish sam (can't remember offhand)
the sam died off the bat from voke and when i went to SA i lost it to para (lol)
but when a thf is the main DD (kept hate against blm..because she knew overnuking would be bad) against a bones mob..you know theres something up, i wont say it didn't get close.. the blackcloud/bloodtrain got us low a few times and blm 2hr'd to speed up kill as we neared selbina..all in all though.. we lost the club to zoning ... /sigh
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# Sep 15 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
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He uses Meikyo Shisui -> Black Cloud (usually does ~700)
I've heard he can use Meikyo Shisui -> Blood Saber, but in the five times I've fought him he's always used Black Cloud in conjunction with his 2h.
He IS silenceable, I've done it twice (both times it lasted a good 15 seconds).

That's about all the info I have to give. ^^; 1/5, dropped fourth kill. (fifth time was while trying to get a friend the club as well)
#gumytail, Posted: Sep 07 2005 at 11:11 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this is a whms dream weapon with the attack bonus plus hexa strike at 75 u can solo alot of things and become a dd when needed think if u were a whm and u had this weapon plus kraken with nin sub awww droullll, that would be pimp u wouldnt need anyone to take down most things
pop time
# Aug 30 2005 at 1:12 AM Rating: Good
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Not sure what the requisites are for him to pop, but I saw him today at 1p.m. (logged off for a few hours) and again at 11p.m., exactly 10 hours later. Not sure if he popped any time in between, but I know I've been on the boat for 4 straight hours without a pop before...

Somebody else killed him the first time. We had TH2 on the second fight, no drop. Not the best way to spend the day... :p
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RE: pop time
# Oct 07 2005 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
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just so you know its not a pop time or anything, its kinda random on ship, the only ay you can tell is if the main summoner in teh attacking pirate ship (middle one) is wearing a vermillion cloak, if he is you got one of the NMs, also the stats on the black beard club are, MND +5 ATK +15 ACC - 5 DMG 42, and i think Delay 340, name Sea Robber Cudgral. the silverhook one is kinda the oppisite, STR+5 ACC +15 ATK-5 DMG 40 Delay 340 Sea Wolf Crudgal. there is my 2 cents
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