Vana'diel Bestiary: Maighdean Uaine  

Found in:North Gustaberg
  • Notorious Monster
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Darkness
  • Weak against Fire
  • Strong against Light
Updated: Wed Aug 13 19:20:59 2008

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General Information

Maighdean Uaine's Spawn Location
Maighdean Uaine's Spawn Location

Maighdean Uaine Special Attacks

  • Sprout Smack: Single target physical damage with an additional Slow effect.

  • Sprout Spin: AoE physical damage with an additional Knockback effect.

  • Slumber Powder: AoE Sleep effect.

Historical Information

In Scottish folklore, the Maighdean Uaine (which translates roughly to "Green Lady") was a spirit, in the guise of a woman dressed in green, that warned about impending death, akin to the Irish Banshee (see Banshee).

In Welsh legend, the Maighdean Uaine was a spirit that intermingled with the ivy of the Caerphilly Castle, and did not share with its Scottish counterpart's ability to foretell death.

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Very quick respawn. o.o;
# May 26 2009 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
873 posts
I've camped this in the past, taken hours to spawn it.
Hunting for the cloak from the brown chests, I ran into it after killing things for an hour or so.

Maybe twenty minutes later, it shows up on Widescan again. o.o *Shrugs*
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# Aug 19 2008 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
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I just finished gettnig owned by this w/ my 10 MNK. O well.
# Jul 26 2008 at 6:07 PM Rating: Default
26 posts
umm.... been here 4hrs now.... i hate my luck. is there any special thing u have to do cus this is ****** me off
Hunting Spook @2am EST: no one there except me and a /anon armorless Mithra....
me: "your a Gilseller, arent you?"
it: "No..."
me: "i know your a Gilseller, just admit it."
*2 minute silence*
it: **************" *log*
lmaorofl!!! XD!! but...u probably had to be there...
mobs hp
# Feb 24 2008 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
52 posts
exactly 469hp hit him 4 times on bst75 added up my hits gl
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# Dec 10 2007 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
After killing for about 2 hours, popped on top of H-7. Its 100% drop this earring.
# Sep 04 2007 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
All right! Got it around the corner of H-5 after 1.5hours camping.
No DRG for party, camp spot site with 30 dmg, but is it for 20 like 30 dmg when you no hit be it for dd, for 30 dmg instead? or half is 10 for 20 dmg?
Was close.
# Aug 07 2007 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Was killing Saplings for roughly 1hr 20min and he spawned, mid of J-5 grid.
Had to use Mighty Strikes, but I got the win.

50exp / Optical Earring
Got It Quick
# Jul 19 2007 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
....read the other posts went to I-5 starting killing sapplings in surrounding area it popped in center of I-5 about 20 mins later got earing 1/1....If only Stinging Susie was this easy.
random pop
# Jul 01 2007 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
was leaving palborough mines after helping a friend with 2-3 and saw this little guy running around thought what the **** and killed him got the drop 1/1 off him and im not going to bother again not like i can get a second one lol also got howlblade by chance and drop too lol 1/1 and found out plant reapers (lvl 14 scythe) drop off scorpions in the mines thats a 1/5 atm lol so yea have fun hunting this lil guy i dont see the worth in the drop really
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pwned as DRG10
# Jun 06 2007 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I must warn you it wasnt an easy fight at lvl10, but possible. requires a lot of good timing.

double thrust > jump > spirit surge > double thrust > jump > melee > double thrust > optical earring.

just make sure your wyvern has enough tp so you can immediately double thrust after spirit surge.

This is a lvl 11 mob as it gave me 120 exp.

# May 25 2007 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
139 posts
Popped at south edge of H-6/I-6 after 30min of killing Walking Saplings, got earring.
Solo @ 14
# May 23 2007 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Just Solo'd as 14bst/7whm. was Omw to Palborough Mines to XP. I wasn't sure at first if I could take him. Tried running around using pets only to kill but he killed them in 1-3 hits. I didn't think I would win. Until he hit me the first time for 9 Dmg. then I just stopped and Meleed. It was easy. Didn't even need to cast cure once! Got my Earring YAY!
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Maighdean Uaine
# May 17 2007 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I was just walking through and found this guy by luck. LVL 46 PLD had no problem. Found him in I-5.
Not going to bother
# Apr 04 2007 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I've been camping him now for SIX (6) hours straight as WAR/RNG, and I've not seen hide nor hair of this (******* Sword). As far as I'm concerned, this guy doesn't exist.
easy find
# Mar 25 2007 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
192 posts
got my earring from the NM at I-6, after killing saplings in I-5, I-6, J-5, J-6 for about 20-30min.
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# Feb 19 2007 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I was just out farming seeds for about 5 mins and it popped. Didnt know anything about the NM killed it and got the earring. :)

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# Feb 18 2007 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
camped this NM as thf/rng for a few hours killing all PH in the area, nothing. came back next day as blm/rng (so i can train and AOE) pulled up WS and there he was, killed him got the earring. happy hunting
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# Dec 14 2006 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
515 posts
Ridiculous. I've spent 4 hours on my alt trying to get this, when my main got it in 20 minutes.

Phewwww. 5 hours and it popped. Weeee....

Edited, Dec 14th 2006 10:37pm by Tgmoomba
Playing as best as I can since a while ago.
# Jan 06 2007 at 11:07 AM Rating: Default
i recommend u get rng as a job... does wonders


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Got him
# Dec 07 2006 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
4:00 watersday, H-6, 10 min killing saplings!!
# Nov 26 2006 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I have killed her 3 times in the bottom right corner of I-5 helping LS members out.
first post
# Nov 22 2006 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
found it where I-5, I-6, J-5, J-6 all meet after killing saplings for 30 minutes. Killed all the saplings from H-6 to J-5. hope this helps
learn to swim
freakin spawn points -_-
# Oct 24 2006 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
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he spawned at the very bottom corner of H-6... after i spent 90min~ killing everything from i4-j-6...
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All I want is the earring....
# Oct 12 2006 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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5 mins?!?! My fiance and I have been here now nearly 2 hours! 200 saplings dead between I-4 and J-6 and NOTHING! /cry
5 minutes lol
# Sep 22 2006 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Took me 5 minutes, popped @ J-5 east of the road. I guess it is 100% since I got it too lol
k here
# Sep 08 2006 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
it was:
Vana'diel: 12/4/1004, Lightningsday. *:36
Waning Gibous (74%)
Earth: Sep. 8, 2006 6:49:28

He spawned, i killed him as 45 PUP and got drop
took approx. 3 hours of smacking the **** outta saplings

sapling massacre
# Aug 30 2006 at 8:06 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Killed exactly 179 saplings before he popped east of road in J-5. Took something like 2 - 2,5 hours.
What doesn't kill you hurts like ****
sapling massacre
# Aug 30 2006 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Killed exactly 179 saplings before he popped east of road in J-5, took something like 2 - 2,5 hours
What doesn't kill you hurts like ****
# Aug 19 2006 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
89 posts
Claimed this thinking it was a normal sapling on my way back from mining in Oltdon while i was nuking for grain seeds. When it didn't die after me using Fire I realized the name was different lol. I got the Optical Earring too, guessing it's 100% drop.
i still want a stinger.
# Aug 13 2006 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
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i was hunting sophie. i need a beestinger for my rng... and thf...
and i see this lil guy on the wide scan.
damned if i ever could be... i couldnt find my way down. ;.;
eventually got to him and he was unclaimed.
it must be a 100% drop, cuz * I * got it. >.>
unless Squeenix is taunting me... /glare
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# Jul 14 2006 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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veni - vidi - vici

kill ph for 15 min, around 20 sap`s as lvl 14rng/sub thf, saw him on widescreen , use Flaming Arrow + Eagle Eye Shot and kill´em in the top left corner of I-6, get the drop so I`am 1/1, happened on Windsday, ingame 10:30, Waning Crescent 30%, excuse my bad english, isn`t my motherlanguage
A lucky break!
# Jul 12 2006 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I stumbled on it at I-6 but before I could engage it some japanese player beat me to it. Luckily for me he was not strong enough to win. He died leaving it with hardly any life. After he died I killed it with two hits and got my nice new optical earing. And yes I would have helped if he would have disengaged but he never did so I don't feel bad about the kill stealing.
Finally popped
# Jun 25 2006 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
536 posts
Managed to get him to pop after 2 hours of killing PHs. Spawned at (I-6) right by the ramp up Zegham Hill where there are a series of trees, and 1 tree on the path up (almost dead center of I-6). I can not verify this, but I think the PHs are the Walking Saplings in (I-6) near that ramp. After killing the main Walking Saplings in northern (I-6) and (I-5) for 1 3/4 hours I started to also kill the lower (I-6) Walking Saplings and he popped.

First attempt I engaged and fired my Combo macro which caused POL to crash. Rushed back in to find I still had 62HP left. Rested that to full while worrying that someone else would nab him. Once I got to full I engaged and fired off Hundred Fists. Ended the fight with 102/205HP as level 12 Monk, earned 50exp. I was hitting for 11-15/hit (hume), and was getting hit for 12 each of his attacks. I definitely would not have won without Hundred Fists. So now I have a lovely Optical Earring for my new character.
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What level is it?
# Jun 20 2006 at 4:48 AM Rating: Default
20 posts
I was just leveling up around here knowing that he could spawn so i was killing saplings and im level 10 and he poped after like 15 minutes but it was Too High to guage its level and it killed me lol. When should i look for him again?
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Things to consider when camping this...
# May 19 2006 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I just spent a total of about 7hrs camping this thing as BST/THF for the first 3, then BST/WHM as the last 4. All NMs have a specific section of where they will show up on Widescan that's divided by other mobs within a small section or vast location differences. This includes the PH mobs. So the whole time I was trying to find which section of the scan it'd spawn out of.

If you look at the map on FFXI-Atlas.com or whatever site, and see where they have circled for this NMs spawn, there is a certain section of scan where there are 5 saplings spread out between I-5 and J-6 (covering the area thats circled on the maps). These saplings were NOT the PH mobs for me. Above where they'd be listed on scan is another group of saplings (4, maybe 5 of them) that are spread out between H-6 and I-6. And they have never spawned beyond those 2 grids, at least not that I've seen. The NM was shown as the last (bottom) of the 4 saplings group, and spawned at the side of the mountain in the southern portion of I-5 ground level.

Assuming that what people say about it spawning at J-6 is true, that would mean that either the NM alone has a really wide spawn/roaming range, or that the NM or PH can spawn amongst any of the sapling groups on wide scan in that area. Which would make it something like Megalobuggard if it does. But seeing as how easy it is to locate the other recently added starting area NMs, I doubt SE would make this one as complicated as Megalo.

I spent the first 3 hours killing only the 5 saplings group within the circled area. Then today, I spent another 3 hours doing the same thing. No pops at all, but during the last hour, I decided to kill off the other group I mentioned at H/I-6 as well. Then what happens after 2 or 3 cycles of those kills? The sapling NM pops and I get the earring.

Edited, Fri May 19 22:40:15 2006
My Experience
# May 02 2006 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, this was a long time ago but I guess I'll tell my story (I accidentally pressed Clear Form, this one won't be as good ><).

I was levelling DRG, and I read that one of these earrings would be useful. I'd never camped a NM before, but I decided to go and get out my WHM30 and give it a try, because I thought it might be fun to hunt a NM, and I'm a sucker for Rare/Ex stuff :P I went to Gustaberg and started killing tons of saplings.

Then, after an hour of camping, I logged. Got back on, and did another hour and a half, and find I have competition, a THF20 levelling his DRK. Well, long story short, I get a /tell from him saying that he found it, and needs help.

So there I was, with the little devil and angel on my shoulders, and I had no idea what to do. But, eventually my kindhearted WHM side won over, and I went and tossed a couple Cure IIs on him. He won, and got the drop. He understood how I felt, so he gave me 100k and told me he'd help me kill placeholders for the next hour. After a stop in Bastok, we went back out hunting. Within 5 minutes of starting again... BAM! It pops. I was fricking amazed. We killed it, and I got my earring. I learned my lesson for the day: Good deeds bring rewards. A big thanks to Alcon! ^^

I stopped levelling DRG at 19, but I've kept that earring in my safe this whole time.
Spawn info
# Apr 16 2006 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Just camping this for sport. From the numerous posts I read, I was expecting a pop in I-5, I-6, or possibly J-5. And surprise, it pops on the little grassy area w/ trees in the NW corner of J-6. So, if you're camping this awkwardly named creature, don't neglect J-6 :p

Btw, my ex gf was into vampires and mythology and I've seen this NM's name somewhere before. So, I think it has to do with something like that. Something about a half woman/half beast, eh, I don't remember. Could be way off base. anyways....
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Spawn info
# Apr 16 2006 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
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double post :p stupid IE

Edited, Sun Apr 16 20:42:16 2006
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Finally got it! =)
# Apr 09 2006 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
664 posts
Finally got it to spawn for me. I camped it today for an hour after camping it, without success, the previous day for 3 hours. It spawned in top left of I-5, just west of the road. For those that do this without widescan, don't give up you'll get it eventually. ^^b
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New info
# Mar 19 2006 at 1:53 PM Rating: Good
100 posts
1hr camping, found it at J-5 on top of a hill.

Dropped it: 1/1 :-)
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RE: New info
# Mar 22 2006 at 2:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh now see that's interesting. So he can pop on top of one of those hills too then. Perhaps that's why a few of you were unable to find it.

I have to reiterate, Wide Scan is immensely helpful for this NM.
Just got.
# Mar 05 2006 at 3:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello everyone. I just finished camping this NM, and it is honestly a pain in the a$$ without widescan. The pop area seems to be (I-5) and (I-6), the only form of testing this i can confirm would be that I was able to pop the NM by only killing saplings in these two grids. Time elapsed was just over an hour. I used my 66WAR as main, believing that it is indeed a 100% drop, and subbed RNG for widescan. Widescan makes this NM much easier. After aproximately 62 saplings, I saw his name on widescan. Track > Provoke > Engage > Mistral Axe for 456 > Optical Earring.

# Feb 27 2006 at 11:29 PM Rating: Good
Since I am like many others who are frustrated I'm hoping to get some more information about this guy. If anyone reads this and ends up killing this NM, could you please report the day, time, and moon of the kill or pop?

I too have spent many hours seeking this mob for the earring however have came up short of patience. I have to wonder if there's a "trick" or a special condition to popping this guy.

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# Feb 26 2006 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Popped right on I-5 west of the road. Pops rite there! Was hunting it for 1 hour :(
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Cant get it popped
# Feb 21 2006 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I give on camping this nm Maighdean Uaine i have tryed to spawn it for 9 1/2 hours total. I did 4 1/2 hours yesterday and 4 1/2 today. NO SPAWN i'm sick of it i want this earring. Any advise would be helpfull
Extremely angry
# Feb 20 2006 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been "camping" this thing for nearly 3 hours now, and I haven't so much as seen it once. I'm starting to lose patience, what am I doing wrong?
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Extremely angry
# Feb 20 2006 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been "camping" this thing for nearly 3 hours now, and I haven't so much as seen it once. I'm starting to lose patience, what am I doing wrong?
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Easy to spawn
# Feb 06 2006 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
617 posts
I've been reading a lot of confusion on this NM. So here's my experience with it.

Myself and two LS members decided we wanted this earring for our umpteenth trip through the dunes. We knew where it spawned, just not how often, and figured we'd find out for ourselves.

Long story short we all got our earrings in about an hour and a half. He is a lottery spawn. Every time a Walking Sapling (within its spawn area, which seems to be I-5 and I-6) is killed, there is a chance this NM will spawn in its place. It's extremely easy to do this with Wide Scan, even a Lv1 Beastmaster Wide Scan will suffice. If you don't have access to it, then stick around I-5 and I-6 and kill the saplings there, it'll spawn eventually, just look for the ungodly long name.

And if it's not a 100% drop, it's either very close or we just got lucky since we're 3/3.

Edited, Mon Feb 6 04:02:33 2006
Oh, what fun
# Jan 24 2006 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Just camped this guy as RDM55. It took 3 hours to spawn him, but I finally got it, not to mention 3 stacks of grain seeds and a stack of vegetable seeds (which will sell nicely). I can't wait to use this on my DRK. It will be nice to have the acc+ since I'm going with Great Sword, and once I hit 18, this combined with my Braveheart will give me +6 acc. Too bad DRK can't use battle gloves. BTW, I found him at
the very bottom of I-5 grid, in the middle of the path. Good Luck, its an easy camp if you've got the time, I didn't have any competition.

Edited, Tue Jan 24 10:54:49 2006
pop time
# Jan 22 2006 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
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I've tried camping this twice. First time was 2 hours second time was only an hour, but I still didn't see it. First time I'd gather all the saplings as blm and kill them all at once, second time I picked them off one at a time with thf. All I got was a 4 stacks of grain seeds, 1 stack of vegetable seeds, and 5 stacks of treant bulbs. Go me.
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