Vana'diel Bestiary: Demonic Tiphia  

Found in:Crawlers' Nest
Found at Location:G - 7
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Ice
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Updated: Mon Feb 3 15:58:54 2014

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General Information

Demonic Tiphia's Spawn Location
Demonic Tiphia's Spawn Location

  • When using the ability Wide Scan, the placeholder Wespe for Demonic Tiphia is the 4th one on the list.

  • Aggressive and links to other bees.

  • Susceptible to Sleep, Silence, and Paralyze, but quickly builds a resistance to Silence.

Demonic Tiphia Special Attacks

  • Cure V: Large hp recovery effect.

  • Paralyga: AoE Paralyze effect. (Circle of effect originates from spell target).

  • Sleepga II: AoE Sleep effect. (Circle of effect originates from spell target).

  • Erase: Status removal effect. (Can remove a single status enfeeble that cannot be removed by the -na family of spells).

  • Sharp Sting: Single target physical attack.

  • Pollen: Self target hp recovery effect.

    • Demonic Tiphia is capable of recovering large amounts of hp with this ability (up to 3,000-4,000 hp recovery).

  • Final Sting: Strong single target physical damage. Damage is proportional to the remaining hp of the monster prior to Final Sting.

    • Using Final Sting kills the bee following the damage being inflicted to the target.

Historical Information

The tiphiidae is a family of large, solitary wasps whose larvae act as ectoparasitoids to various beetle larvae.

The term demonic is in reference to a demon, or to mean something cruel, malicious, or having other qualities associated with demons or hell.

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MNK/DNC solo
# Jan 19 2009 at 12:14 AM Rating: Decent
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After just over an hour of soloing this thing as 75 MNK/DNC I can confirm a few things about this.

1. It does run out of MP. Took ~50 mins for me.

2. It has some kind of rage mode. I had no trouble staying alive until ~60 minutes into the fight. Then it started hitting harder and more often. By this point it was no longer casting spells and getting low on HP so I was trying to keep my HP high in case of Final Sting. All my TP going into Drain Samba II and Curing Waltz II could not keep up with its increased damage output. I was wearing Rasetsu legs, hands and feet, Arakan Samue, Feral Mask, Retaliators, and DD gear in other slots. I ended up taking my Spike Earrings off to raise up evasion.

3. It's final sting hit me for 1323 and killed me. All it dropped was a Wind Crystal, but I was able to obtain it while dead.

My advice is to either come as a job that can silence it or bring a friend that can. If you want to do it like me though, I'd suggest using any damage dealing 2hrs as soon as you notice it not casting anymore. You don't want it getting into rage mode.
# Nov 13 2008 at 5:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Wanted to confirm that this CAN be easily solo'd by a 70+ SAM/DNC

Scorpion Harness


(I didnt bother listing everything I had or wore since it's all not important. Just the evasion you get from these)


Not that Demonic Tiphia hits SAM particularly hard @75 or that she has the greatest evasion but it helps to not get hit because you DONT want to heal yourself too much. You need that TP.

Save at least 200TP before you engage the NM and open with a Fragmentation or Fusion SC via Sekkenokai. From there get your Drain Samba up and hack away. As much as you can use Box Step. I say this because more often than not when the NM uses a spell it will be Cure V "BUT" if it has something to Erase it will usually try to Erase that first in this case Drain Daze from your samba or the Step effect.

Pay attention to your Meditate and Sekkenokai timers. When Meditate is ready, use whatever TP you have to Kasha or Gekko (Gekko being the one I reccomend) and then Meditate.

Once you get the NM to 60% or lower its time to bust out a Light SC with your 2hr. If it has been using Pollen before it will stop once it goes under 40% (at least in my case it never did it again) and it will begin to soam Cure V. Now, because of your Tachi: Gekko during that Light SC, she'll be silenced. Get TP as fast as you can, Drain Samba should be enough to keep you alive so even if you drop into yellow dont Curing Waltz. As soon as the silence wears off she'll begin casting Cure V on herself. Gekko immediately to resilence. In this way she's practically shut down for the rest of the fight. Around 20% or lower she'll probably final sting you. Being Elvaan and having alot of HP it only dropped me to about 400HP. My first fight here when I duo'd as RDM/NIN with a THF/NIN, the THF got one shot by it from full HP. Dunno if she had shadows up or not.

Anyway I'm now 0/2 on this chick so yeah. GL everyone.


Edit: Something you probably already know but I thought was worth adding anyway: the damage output of Final Sting is dependent on the mobs remaining HP.

I'm now 0/3 on this. She decided to sting me a little earlier this time and hit me for 1423, slightly more than my max HP. Not nice >,>

Edited, Nov 14th 2008 10:12pm by SpikeyKun
# Jun 03 2008 at 1:09 AM Rating: Good
383 posts
Soloed this today as a 75 BST/NIN (video is on youtube). Tried using Courier Carrie and after 10-15 minutes I got Tiphia down to 40% about five times. Kept going back up to 90%. Decided Courier Carrie just wasn't doing enough damage, so I used leave and called Lifedrinker Lars.

Once I called him, the bee was dead in less than 5 minutes, but it was a pain. I got slept, but it never seems to go off on my jug pets.

Luckily Cure V kept getting interrupted despite axes being slow. Feral Howl won't do a thing and strangely the bee kept casting while being "frozen" in the air.

One thing to make this easier is to use a food/gear that lets you resist sleep. Maybe low delay axes and a HQ mandragora would help. You can rarely silence anything as BST/WHM.

I think it may be safe to say it's impossible to solo this thing using the surrounding local pets or Courier Carrie. I even have Beast Affinity capped.
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Round 2
# Dec 03 2007 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
412 posts
Camped this NM twice, 2/2. First time I was RDM/DRK and teamed up with a nearby SMN. It spammed Pollen and Cure5 nonstop, and Erase itself constantly. The SMN asked his LS friend to come. Final Sting killed me (11xx damage)and the sting dropped, we sold it and split the gil.

Second run I went as RDM/BLU this time, and my plan is simply stay alive until she Final Stings me. I didn't bother Bio and Poison her this time, not really trying to kill her anyways, just Cocoon/Phalanx/Stoneskin/Ice Spikes/Refresh/Haste. My LS THF friend Riceball came over to help, by this time she is at around 50%. Silence wore off and she fired off her first Cure5, I hit my Silence macro, and she readies Final Sting... 42 damage with half-destroyed stoneskin on. I live! Tiphia Sting dropped!

The fight only took about.. 5 minutes. Which really disappointed me, I was expected her to put up another fun fight.

p.s. Used dagger for Energy Drain.
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This guy sucks
# Nov 09 2007 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I just tried to solo this thing as a 75 rdm/drk, was going good for a while got him to about 20-30% and then everything went to ****. I had been camping it for 2 hours killing everything before it popped. His once 588 pollens suddenly began doing 1600 and eventually got up to 1900.

I began attacking for less and he was knocking out my stoneskin much faster and silence was not sticking as long. In the middle, a wespe decided to join in on the fun making it ever more complicated. I saw it and kept pulling back the NM further and further away but he just kept coming towards us and eventually linked.

Soon enough I was hitting too weak and he was hitting too fast and hard and spamming pollen so often that I had to give up on rdm.

I used my warp scroll and went to whitegate, switched to 75thf/nin as fast as I could and hurried back...only to find an alliance of people killing him.

I hate notorious monsters -.-
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75 Sams can solo!
# Aug 04 2007 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Decided to camp this baby last night just for fun, my DRG friend and I had spoken about duoing Demonic Tiphia before but I was bored and figured I could handle the thing myself. Went /nin since I read of people's NPCs running out of MP during the fight.

Get there, start killing PHs with my NPC (got some nice parrying skillups lol) and after a good hour or so, my NPC chickens out and leaves me alone =( Of course, not 30 min later the NM pops, staring me in the eye awaiting it's fate...

Had full TP and Medi was up, so I open the fight with a good 500+ dmg Penta (this thing is pretty resistant) and switch to my Hagun to pop a meditate and follow with some weaponskill-age. I saw it casting on itself so I got a Gekko off to silence it, that shut it up for a good minute or so, enough to pop a Kasha for paralyze.

We exchange blows and I wait till both status effects wear off by studying the log. I had popped a cheap Mithkabob for fun while waiting, my Meditate timer also came back up during this time. Also noticed her HP to be just under the half mark.

Tiphia is no longer paralyzed, then moments later....Tiphia is no longer silenced. She pops a cure IV for about 500 and I immidiately feed her a Yuki. Meditate, 2hr Gekko and then Kasha for light. She's flying obviously doing nothing since I messed her up pretty bad lol. She was almost dead by this point (about a quarter left) and my Meditate had left me with about 160TP. I just fight it to wait till one of the important status effects wear off (silence being key) and she just Final Stings me for a last Hoorah.

Fight lasted about four minutes, good luck and as other said, with imagination and skill it can be done! >:D No drop btw but was worth it heh.

Mitsuko from Garuda.

SAM 75/MNK 62+ if you care...
# Feb 16 2007 at 9:59 PM Rating: Good
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Well I like to camp this thing as MNK with my wife or a friend of mine usually, and things go well most the time, except today. It honestly doesn't make sense... well here's what happened:

I wake up and go camp this girl for about an hour and she pops, and I kill her with my wife. So I get lunch and etc while she goes back to sleep and come back about an hour to two hours later and start killing PHs.
...About 9+ hours later.. no show.. anyone else had this issue before? This is the first for me... pretty dang sure I know I'm in the right place to, always killed her and camped her before, just absolutely no show for 9+ hours at all.... strange...
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# Feb 04 2007 at 1:15 PM Rating: Default
183 posts
EASILY soloed by 75THF. I heard about this dude and how hard he is so i decide to check it out cause sting is going for 300k on my server and considering how everything else is rmt'd i decided it was worth it. I had alot of trouble getting it to pop, took about 3hrs of killing the Wespe PH. So finally he pops. Getting it down to 50% is cake, but now the hard part, if your a THF you should listen to this. Sleep bolts are the key. Doesnt mean it will take you long time to kill using bolts only. It's simple, you just hit it and shoot bolt right after and when you have tp just use WS to interrupt it's cure V and shoot bolt right after cause it will most likely try to pollen itself. all in all it can be soloed if you have good marksmanship skill and overall skill. No drop but ill try this again.

BTW anyone know this things window time? I'm here right now and i just cant get it to spawn :/
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# Feb 15 2007 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
I heard from several different sources that the only way to get the Tiphia Sting to drop from this NM is if it uses Final Sting on you. Without that, I'm quite sure you won't get the drop.
# Jan 30 2007 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I have killed this thing 3 times now in a matter of 7 hours and no drop. and the whole pollen thing makes me shake my head.... but there is light i dont give up so easily padawan i will get item and do nothing with it ><
# Dec 13 2006 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Pollen is a serious issue with any bees but this guy has had more people call for help or just quit fighting because of it.

My lvl 75 Drk friend was fighting this thing and just decided to leave the area after 2 hours of trying to kill it. He would get it down to like 25% then pollen would fill it up like it was never hit.

I've had this problem with all the bees when I was lvln Bst here. I figured they would be quick fights because of final sting but the bees here use pollen about 20X more then final sting. Usually I ended up letting my pet die then charming the bee I was fighting.
Exterminate all rational thought. This is the conclusion I have come to.
# Dec 07 2006 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Me (61 DRG) and my 75 WHM friend tried to kill this last night, we ended up calling help because the pollen was getting omfg strong and slowly I began to go from hitting 80-100 per hit to 0s. We got a passing 75 thf and ninja to help, got it down to about 40% til it spammed pollen for about 1.5-5.7k (3k my ***), and we called a 70+ sam and 60+ mnk to help. Few hours later same thing, sam fell asleep still swinging away at NM. Finally we had a BRD come and the THF left to switch jobs to WAR and came back. Bout 15 mins after that it uses final sting on nin, and 1 shotted him from full HP. 5 hours, no drop and a new hate for bees.
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Good Farming
# Nov 14 2006 at 3:25 PM Rating: Good
833 posts
I know a friend who goes to CN to make his money. Farms the Wespes for bee chips and honey, kills the nearby lizzies for skin and tails, crawlers for silk, the occasional water elementals for clusters, all while checking in on Demonic Tiphia. Not many people that camp it on my server, so assuming he gets the claim and the sting drops, he makes some good money in a night of farming.
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Good Farming
# Dec 27 2006 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
236 posts
Yeah doubtful, please stop posting this crap. As your friend will be trying to kill this bee all night, I don't see where the 'money' is coming from.
...and hilarity ensued
# Oct 22 2006 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Trying for some royal jelly, I go down to the spot, kill a couple bees, and he shows up. As 75 THF/SAM, he simply cannot hit me 99% of the time. The 1% comes from Sleepga II, about 20 misses, and the waking hit, but that's not the story...I switched early to dargon gear for the Subtle blow+ seeing a 1500 or so Pollen, making me realize, "this may take awile"...I had no idea...At about 50% Hp, he starts spamming Cure V, then a pollen: 3200. Start all over, since he's 100% now, Viper Bite for poison, reapeatedly hitting it with Acid Bolts, which makes it use Erase, thinking, It'll run out of mp...right...about 60% this time, the cure V's start again, and another pollen:2800. A ranger passes by, and I enlist her help and we get it down to about 40% before the onslaught of cures begin followd up by a Pollen: 3500+! 100% hp...all of a sudden, I get an auto-translated {STOP!}, and she hits it with a sleep bolt. Then she offers a trade: 4 bolt quivers. I disenguage, and we start a barrage of sleep bolts, slowly as you can imagine killing this thing, at about 20%, it somehow wakes for Final Sting, dead. 1 hr, 20 min... (insert explative here)

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# Oct 22 2006 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Well this is my second try on getting my Sting.
My first attempt was with RDM/NIN.
I thought I was going to need shadows cause the NM was going to hit me hard...
I never used one shadow... at all.... Phalanx and Stoneskin were a wall...
I ED him and got him as far as 45% until it gave up and Final Sting himself.
All I got was Royal Jelly... So the Final Sting Thoery is a no go...

On my second attempt (today) I was all alone(hurray) and it poped after a while. This time I had RDM/DRK... and it was so much better than /NIN... Aspir when I need MP, stun his spells, and had SE & LR. I didn't do that much damage but Bio II and Poison II helped me a lot... Absorb MND is your best friends VS this NM.. His Cure V only cure about 500HP and his Pollen were about 1k. I got him down to 9% before he did pollen. Around 28% a friend joined me... and he just rampage him once and the NM decided to do Final Sting. Alas, the Sting did not drop...

I'm still camping this NM until I get his sting!

Good luck
Not that bad
# Aug 16 2006 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
208 posts

Soloed today as NIN/WAR (taru) full crit/hp/subtle blow merits and 23% haste gear U+U. The key is keeping him paralysed as much as possible and interrupt his casting. Fight lasted maybe 15mins tops. The lowest I ever got him to was 23% then he managed to get a cure or two off and back up to 42%. Beat him down again to 32% and he decided the game was up. Final Sting for 179dmg. Tiphia Sting obtained. Good luck. This mob is NIN soloable.
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Fun battle
# Jul 26 2006 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Very fun battle with this NM:

I fought it several months ago with 5 people ranging from around 55-75, all melee (MNKx2, SAM, WAR, and NIN). We didn't anticipate fighting it, but we sat around and watched it slowly wear out 2 75 jobs as they didn't stand a chance outdamaging the incredible curative powers of this guy. Eventually they wiped to it, and we took over.

The plan was have everyone gain 300% TP, and unleash on it immediately which would hopefully kill it pretty much right off. Well it didnt and soon enough it was back to full HP with us pounding on it the old fashion way. It was a long fight, but generally easy going since I had my NPC healing me and it couldn't get off any spells amongst all the melee chaos pounding it down. Our light SC was the key, it did enough damage to over power pollen and between a MNK and SAM we could whip SC's out quickly. All around a very fun fight, as all of us could go damage crazy and not worry about enmity. No drop... though I did get a sense of contemplation from killing the head bee - the Wespes in this area are the bane of my existence, those bastards...

Don't attempt it unless you have some serious {fire} {power} to back you up, or a solid escape method when you realize you can't win this particular war of attrition, hahah.
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my story
# Jun 10 2006 at 2:57 AM Rating: Excellent
79 posts
First off... this NM is no joke lol... its name is 100% accurate

-he loves to do pollen (2800 was most i saw during our fight)
-chances of soloing him are low... maybe possible... but low due to pollen
-75rdm/nin can hold him all day... but prolly can solo (i got him donw to about 50% before he started spamming pollen)
-silence is good stuff too. (stops cureV and sleepga)

now the the story... me and my buddy Jeseca were duo'ing bst in crawlers nest when we saw the name on my widescan... didnt know much about it but figured it dropped the tiphia from the name. didnt know much about it... so me and Jes... bein the true BST's we are... decide we need to try to duo it (i saw it was LV 60 on allakhazam.. thats all i checked) we threw some IT dragonflies at it (familiar) before we noticed he likes sleepga cureV and pollen.... obviously we werent successful. So i tell Jeseca to try to hold the NM by kiting or whatnot til i can warp out, and change to 75rdm/nin

unfortunately Jes dies as i am zoning into crawlers nest =( and claim goes to a taru warrior with his NPC whm type. warrior cant do dmg quick enough and his NPC runs out of MP so he eventually dies... and i claim as rdm.

Jeseca HPs and changes to 73sam/thf and high tails it back to CN. while i am soloing im having no trouble staying alive at all (his accuracy wasnt so good) i fight NM down to about 50% before he spams pollen and gets up to about 85%

during the course of my soloing period... another RDM (terrabranford) is nice enough to help me out as he sees im not able to do dmg quick enough. so we start beatin away at this thing and get him down to about 35-40% until he pollens. Once Jeseca finally shows up... we setup a SATA system and start makin {Savage Blade} » {Tachi: Kasha} = {Light} which does a pretty good number on him

even with us 3 fighting him, he still takes a while cuz of his pollen... a couple of times even gettin back to 100%... but we finally got him down to about 25% before he Final Stings the other RDM for about 350 dmg. (whole fight prolly lasted about 30 mins)

{Tiphia Sting} {Found It!}

thx to Terra for ur help ^^;

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# May 16 2006 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone have the ToD for this on Hades? I know it's a long shot asking, but I somehow threw mine in besieged and would rather camp the NM to get it back than buy it again.

light sc ftw
# Mar 17 2006 at 10:48 AM Rating: Default
i fought this thing for over 20minutes solo, and couldn't get it past 50%

fight could have gone on forever, thanks to spirit taker, (and i'm not sure i could have won) but luckily a friendly thf ran by with his npc (and his TH2) and offered to help.

wheeling---shark bite owned this bee.

got my sting and gave the thf 100k for actually being one of the few ffxi players who are not greedy selfish bastards.
Thief Solo?
# Mar 05 2006 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Snagged this and tried to solo it on Lightsday XD (74THF/NIN btw)

*Pollen for about 5000HP when it's above 50%HP
*Nonstop Cure4 when it's below 50%HP
*Final Sting (got me for around 550) @ are 10%HP
*Likes to Erase itself.
*Sleepaga2 only a prob if its below 50% really cuz Cure4 is a spell (can be casted while you sleep) while Pollen requires TP.

Kept getting it to 47%HP but it would usually cast two Pollens and be on its way to full HP (73% with more cures to come).
Anyways 75BLM showed up as i got it to 40% for the 20th time and we made quick work of it.

Prolly coulda solo'd it, but i was dumb and fought this on a whim (but also on Lightsday).

Edited, Sun Mar 5 19:00:05 2006
# Jan 26 2006 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok we killed every wespe spawned in the whole area. it spawned in say less then 1 hour HOLY CRAP that thing doesnt do pollen for just 3800 try 4500 did that 2 times in a row. im a 73mnk/thf36 and it wiffed almost every swing on me and the 70sam/35thf. we both traded tanking due to us dealing different damage we both 2 houred both of us did it to almost dead then it pollend for 4500 2 times in a row and was back to full. we finally ended up alliancing with a blm 62 and a drg 75. so we killed it after a few minutes with the new add ins. so final party was blm 62, drg 75, drg 60, mnk 61, mnk 72, and sam 70 its not the tanking part that is so hard but the killing part. well worth the killing time tho got it for the 60 drg it was a very exicteing fight thats for sure.

Edited, Thu Jan 26 19:52:15 2006
1/1 pretty fun fight :D
# Dec 21 2005 at 9:40 PM Rating: Default
101 posts
Yep, I'm 1/1 on this Hnm did it with 75drk/nin 64mnk/war and 75brd/whm (me) so far from my experience on this nm pops 3hrs if you kill place holders in time, made drk/nin main tank since he can aspir drain and utesumi, as brd/whm keep doing doing song debuff for the NM to use up all his MP on erase :D and made mnk/war do Hundered fist when NM reach 30%hp (That when NM spams Cure5) at the end NM ran out of mp and it used final sting. The fight was extremly fun took us like 20mins to beat since I made NM use erase a lot lolol, the main key into beating this NM is to make it use final sting. :D

Edited, Wed Dec 21 20:55:11 2005
RE: 1/1 pretty fun fight :D
# Apr 03 2006 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
490 posts
I wouldn't go so far as to call this an HNM.
bst/blm/brd/rdm 75
# Dec 06 2005 at 2:47 AM Rating: Decent
1,238 posts
the respawn is 2hr, lotto pop on the wespe at the spawn point. iv popped it and killed it at only minutes past 2hr from tod before, although it is lotto pop and max no maximum time between spawns that iv seen, iv camped for 13 hours with no pop before at which point i logged.

i used to solo this when the mob was first added in, and its drop was worth 3m. now its worth a little over 1m, and its usually camped by gil sellers.
drop rate without TH is pretty crappy, 1/4 if not worse, drop rate with th2 is less then 50%.
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# Dec 02 2005 at 11:08 PM Rating: Good
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This thing can pop atleast every 3 hrs. Killed it at 3 minutes to 8 logged and came back at 11:00 and someone was already fighting it. So the lotto respawn on this is definitely as low as 3hrs.
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# Nov 19 2005 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Hmm, it's not as hard as you think. I've soloed this 4 times as RDM/NIN. Well technically 3 cause I had a friend help at like 20% and it final stung me like right after he arrived. Just a few pointers for any RDM/NINs that wanna fight it. Have decent melee setup, don't worry about stunning it with flatblade.. Doean't work. Spirits within isthe best WS to use if you have a martial anelace. Keep it silenced and pull with silence. Ice spikes, haste enblizzard or fire, and just keep beating on it. You can Die/BioII and poisonIi it if you want, but it's a wasye of MP IMO, it'll just erase it.. If youaren't hitting it to well, gravity it, other then that, slow and blind should be kewl. Don't wory about pollen, and DONOT fight on lights day... Pollen for 3k+ lol>.> That's when I had my friend come down. Make sure you have Stoneskin up and phalanx (of course) When it's at around 30% cause of Final sting. Keep your HP above 900 atleast.. Anywho, goodluck! Usually fights last me 8-15minutes. Unless on lightsday which was like.. 30mins ish maby.
My tiphia experience
# Nov 02 2005 at 9:25 AM Rating: Good
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Last night I camped wespes to try and pop demonic tihpia, with 3 friends Myrmidon 71 drk, Salvation 75 whm, and Darkemerald 71 blm and myself 75 mnk for about 4.5 hours. Darkemerald and Myrmidon joined me at about hour 3 as I was figuring it would pop soon, and Sal soon after. Well as I was killing placeholders soon after Myr had to leave i hear Sal say he got it, and flee'd my *** over there (i was mnk/thf for a little bit of treasure hunter). It was hitting Sal (75 whm) for about 50 a hit I think, not much more than it hit me for >.< gotta love mnk def lol. Anyway after a link we decided to pull it away from the other bees in the area and we went to work. We were doing Asuran fists -> Hexa strike -> mb thunder I think, and doing good dmg, then the ******* starts the pollen nightmare, a little under 3k regen every time. After a few more minutes he had returned to full HP as sal and DE were healing (we were only @ about half mp for pull) So I only got to about orange hp then mages were ready. I popped hundred fists but it laughed at me and used pollen 2x and boom back to full health. Then Sal and DE kicked it up a notch. They started trading off silence and DE with stun. This got it to the point that I was actually wearing him down. It started a cure v but I interupted it with a crit, then tried again and sal got silence off. Then it was back down to 50% and I look down frantically as my HP drops to 0 out of nowhere! I look up and the bee was doing some ws animation, then I realized it was final sting, hit me for 1780 dmg, what do i care tho sal is there for rb3. Then I look at the log and see nothing. **** bad luck. Then after about 30 seconds.....

You find a Tiphia Sting on the Demonic Tiphia.

Really great job Sal and DE. Awesome skill was shown, thanks a ton!

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# Oct 27 2005 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Me and a 75 blm duoed this. It took over an hour and we didn't get drop (2/3) on drops so far but we just sleep nuked it and one person kept it silenced after 50% while the other just nuked till it died.
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Rage Mode!
# Sep 29 2005 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Tiphia definately has a mini-rage mode thing going on.

Initially it would hit me for 60-80 and I would hit for 35-40. By the 30 minute mark I was barely hitting for 10-15. By 60 minutes 0-5 and was getting clocked for 150-200.

We ended up zoning it and letting it full heal so it would reset (as by the time the reinforcements had arrived it was just plain not killable)
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Rage Mode!
# Mar 20 2008 at 2:41 PM Rating: Good
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I was holding it as 75 BST (carrie easily tanks this fight), and after 50-60min the damage the bee dealt doubled, and carrie started missing 95% of her attacks.

Zoning fixed it.

Got the kill but only royal jelly drops >.<

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Just killed it
# Sep 29 2005 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I just killed this guy as a 75RDM/BLM and had a 75THF buddy with me. What we did was:

1) Sleep
2) Aspir (if needed)
3) Silence (easy to stick but doesn't last long)
4) THF SA (and Dancing Edge if they have TP)
6) Cast 2-3 level 3 Nukes
7) Sleep
8) Rest
9) Go to step 2 until dead

I tossed out Gravity and kept stone skin up most of the time. Drain got me 200+ HP so I was going to chain spell drain him to death near the end but he ended up final stinging the THF for around 250 points.
We got the drop - I use it for my MNK and BST. Very nice little ammo slot item.

Good luck and happy hunting.
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# Sep 21 2005 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Me personaly the first time i fought it it was a +5 hour fight as a rdm/nin. It was unreal fight with me going throw almost a stack of meat Chiefkobos and 3 stacks of shihi* (not sure on spelling) but **** it was not wanting to give up. Pollen was my main issue and being it was my first time soloing it i didn't expect what it was capable of. Yet now experienced and with constant battleing it i'm now able to solo it as rdm/nin. I'm 2/2 on the soloing part and its a challenge for those that want to solo it to think of creative ways to defeat this NM.
# Sep 08 2005 at 4:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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Any job with Marksmanship rating, and the ability to use Sleep Bolts can solo this NM. It rarely resists sleep, and at most it'll get off the occassional pollen. Velocity Bow a good choice for this NM.
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RE: Soloing
# Sep 14 2005 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
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This is true! Thank you for the tip. Rate up. Fight will take a long time if you miss a shot and it gets a pollen off tho lol. Don't stop shootin sleep bolts to slug shot or barrage... trust me.
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# Sep 07 2005 at 9:26 PM Rating: Good
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Got this guy again me and lvl 75thf/nin duo'd it. Light SC'ing every minute keeping it healing itself. After about 8 mins it final stung a shadow and we got the Sting! wewt linkx's TH!
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# Sep 06 2005 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
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This thing is hard if you dont kill it fast

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# Sep 05 2005 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
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******* sword NM. LOL. I'm 3/4 on this **** and about to try for my 5th time. Seriously this NM can be tough on some days.
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Rng/nin solo?
# Sep 01 2005 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
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As a 75 rng/nin can i solo this with sleep bolts? Ive heard its sleepable and if i just kept shooting it with sleep bolts then slugshot when tp 100% with darksteel, then rinse and repeat. I assume i would need a faster xbow then o bow but would repeating xbow be nec. since pollen is instant? has anybody tried sleep bolt method?
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# Sep 01 2005 at 5:09 AM Rating: Decent
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A 74 BLM and I just duo'd this after hunting it for about an hour. Long fight for both of us and crazy HP regen from its Pollen's and Cure V's it spams at the end of the fight.
Just be sure to keep Silence and Paralyze on it when you fight it. No drop, but fun fight.
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# Sep 01 2005 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
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I was farming Lizard Skins on the Labyrinth Lizards as 57BST when I caught this on Widescan. I ran over to see a 75THF/NIN fighting it. He almost died quite a few times due to bad-timed Pollens. Eventually, he ended up calling in his friends, RDM/DRK, and BRD/BLM. After the stunning, it ended pretty quickly. He said he didn't get a drop, but maybe he misunderstood what I was asking, since he was Japanese.

By the way, the THF/NIN didn't take many hits, but Tiphia was just curing too much for him to dent his HP much. =/
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Duo Possible
# Aug 28 2005 at 2:53 AM Rating: Default
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Duoed with me WAR/NIN75 and RDM/BLM75 Easy took 30mins tho sleep it and silence it and gain TP from other mobs very simple if you know what you are doing.

Edit- 0/5 Duo agained

Edited, Tue Aug 30 16:27:38 2005
# Aug 27 2005 at 11:15 PM Rating: Default
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# Aug 22 2005 at 6:30 PM Rating: Good
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Just beat this punk with 71 MNK, 70 DRG, 75 RDM, 75 RNG. Took us 6 minutes max. Light SCs ftw. Got 2 in between his pollens and dropped him to 30% HP, then he final stung our MNK for maybe 600 dmg a drop in the bucket for his HP.

Paralyze took to him really well, didnt see him erase at all possibly because of the paralysis. This guys hits like a sissy.

No drop, 2 royal jellys and a wind crystal, boo.
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# Aug 19 2005 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Fought this thing today and holy crap, this thing is amazing. Started the fight w/ 2x bst 57, bst75, 2x blm75. The bst were throwing scorps and crawlers at it, but it just kept curing itself w/ pollen. Eventually we drag it to Simurgh's exit and play w/ it at the zone for a while and notice that it does sleep. So me and the other blm start doing a nuke, sleep, aspir, nuke, sleep, aspir strategy and get it down to 30%. At this point it starts spamming cure V as soon as we wake it w/ our nukes. (Thunder IV is only hitting for 330~ anyways) We have it stuck at 30% for 30mins now b/c of Cure V, then it gets a pollen off and goes back up to 80%. I'm about ready to give up when aspir starts draining 0mp! We continue to sleep > nuke it back down to 30% and it does final sting. No drop, but it does eventually run out of mp.

To the people that say it can be solo'd... Only if it uses Final Sting. At 30% it spams Cure V instead of erase. Multiple blm doing a synch nuke + sleep is the best way to go aside from throwing massive DD at it.
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# Aug 17 2005 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Also, this mob gets stronger (like a mini Rage Mode thing) after 60 minutes. It has higher DEF and much higher accuracy from what I saw. Just a tip to those trying to solo it.
# Aug 17 2005 at 1:36 PM Rating: Good
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I just killed it with SMN (myself) and BLM. I carby-kited the mob until the BLM got here (was still at 90%), then used Ramuh's BP and BLM's Sleep to kill it. I did get the drop, for my MNK (who only had Happy Egg to equip before).

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# Aug 15 2005 at 6:37 PM Rating: Default
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MY LS mates found this guy today and we wrecked it! We had 75 War, 73 WHM, 71 Nin, 58 RDM, 62 BST, 51 BST (Me). Me and other BST 2 hour'd Crawler Hunters and it was on. We got a Wespe link, but we dispatched it quickly. We then got it down to 50% HP, it used Final Sting. War/Nin with over 1500 HP went down to 5 HP in no time. The fight was over before we knew what happened. We have heard that this is a 21-24 hour pop, so we are going back tomorrow. Yeah, we got the drop. Hopefully it will sell quickly!

And this IS NOT an HNM. HNM's are over lvl 75 and give a title. This fits neither of those categories.
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RE: pwned
# Aug 16 2005 at 6:13 PM Rating: Default
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Im sorry your wrong, HNM's arnt all over lv. 75, King Artho sits around 55-65, as well as tear and Steelfleece.
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RE: pwned
# Sep 10 2005 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Those are considered HNM because they existed when the level cap was 50, HNM does mean the NM is above the level cap. It's just some of the old HNMs kept their title
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got it
# Aug 14 2005 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, I was going to buy from the AH, when I was tipped off that this mob had been up for a while, so I head down to camp it. When I get there, to my surprise it's up. I'm a Galka MNK75/NIN37, and I didn't know what I was up against, so I claimed.

I had this NM down to 50% two times, and he had only gotten through my Utsusemi twice (through a fault of my own). However, 2 Wespes linked out of no where, after I'd been sitting still for 20 minutes. When the wespes linked, I knew it was over, so I called my LS.

We showed up, and as a party (all level 75) of DRK, MNK, RNG, WHM, RDM we absolutely destroyed this. The Tiphia Sting dropped. I think a MNK/NIN could solo over a long period of time if he took it away from possible links. However, Final Sting will go through Utsusemi, so be careful if you don't want to die. Pollen is an annoyance, but it will only keep the mob alive for so long. The key to this is to keep Utsusemi up at all times, and with a Brown Belt + Fuma Kyahan, the recast is short enough that you can do it without ever getting hit. If you have Byakko's Haidate, or choose to wear Panther Mask, then this will be a breeze.

This mob also spams (yes, spams) Erase on itself, so don't waste your time on enfeebs. The best way to beat this is by evading. Note also that it is very strong defensively, and my Asuran Fists never broke 700.
Nasty NM
# Aug 08 2005 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
A couple of my LS members had the wonderful idea to camp this HNM, so me (WHM56/BLM28), a RDM (RDM~58-61/???), and a PLD (PLD~60-62/WAR??) headed to the spawn point and proceeded to murder some Wespes. We kill them pretty easily, so the other two state that Tiphia will be a breeze to kill. In the meantime, I look up information about it on here and MysteryTour. About that time, this thing pops so I have to stop for a moment and pay attention. We take it to a safer spot, where other Wespes won't link with it. We keep fighting it, and I end up running low on MP when a 72 BLM and 72 WHM Tarutarus pass by. They ask if they can help, so we have them join up with us. We continue the assault on it, and thanks to the BLM, we get it to roughly 60-70% of its max (even though the BLM was only doing 200-300 damage, 311 using Freeze)... then it suddenly pulls out a Cure V, healing itself for about 550 HP ... about 3 times in a row, with a Pollen in between healing for about 2k. I gag with surprise, then read off from this page's information to the team. They -still- say we can take it, but I say we need more help. So I get a hold of a DRG75 friend of mine, who comes soon enough. After a few rounds, we get a L3 Darkness SC going, hitting it for about 1400-1700 HP damage per SC round (3 WSs). We are able to pull it off a couple times, get it to about half, when this thing really gets annoying... and pulls out a Pollen that heals it for about 3k HP. Simple put: WTF. My team -still- wants to fight it...
Overall, we fight this annoying-as-**** HNM (which isn't a damage-dealing HNM, but is a continuous-healing HNM) for about 2 hours before we have the 72 BLM escape us out to leave it to a notorious mob-stealing, MPK'er THF70 on our server... even though after he ran through with a couple Rumble Crawlers when the thing used a 2000 HP Pollen, we didn't see him again (gee, I wonder why ^-^ ).
I want to have this thing killed sooooo badly. Thought about an alliance set-up that might be able to take it: 3x RNG 70+, 3x SMN 70+, 3x SAM 70+, 3x BLM 70+, 3x WHM 60+, 1x PLD 65+, 1x DRK 65+, 1x RDM 65+. Simply put, BLMs nuke the sucker while the RNGs, SMNs, and SAMs 2-hour this thing as fast as possible right at the battle's start. I know, a little far-fetched, but hey... THIS THING ANNOYED ME! =^-^=
That's my story on fighting this HNM.
# Aug 07 2005 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I have taken this mob down a few times with a RDM from my LS and all but one time that we fought it, we did a sleep-nuke style of killing. I(blm 75) would buff up w/ stoneskin and blink(to keep the bee's TP down) and then start casting Thunder IV on the bee. About 2 seconds before the spell goes off, the RDM would cast Sleep 1/2 and it would be inactive instantly. This thing is completely resistant to magic nukes, being a Thunder IV does about 1200 on mobs the lvl this bee is supposed to be and it did 350~. Since the bee is constantly sleeping/silenced it has very little chance of casting spells and only ONCE did it use Pollen which was a sloppy nuke-sleep round.
# Aug 05 2005 at 8:59 PM Rating: Default
608 posts
it to weak to be a HNM unless it lv76 cant be higher i killed this thing as a rdm74/blm with np just took awhile
Beat him
# Aug 05 2005 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
782 posts
Gaawh this guys SUCKS!

For the record, a lv 73 war/nin or a lv 75 mnk/nin can NOT, I repeat NOT solo this guy! Ya, I got greedy and cocky, lesson learned :P

With a 75 Mnk/nin solo attept I lasted a LONG time, about 30mins (used Chakra apx 5-6 times, and even my 330 Chakra's don't run toe to toe to a 2k+ Pollen). With store bought eva gear and some AF parts, this guy wiffs a good deal on a mnk/nin, and hardly hits hard enough to give you concern...BUT...

The BIG, and I mean BIG problem is when he uses Pollen or Cure 5!! Luckly, a Mnk can typically interupt many of he's Cure attepts, but just ONE pollen can bring him back from 1/2HP...to nearly full! With a Rdm debuffing(Silence and paralyze are key) and throwing on some DoT spells (Bio, etc.), this helps greatly, but I can say from experiance, even with 100 fists, it does not cause enough dmg fast enough soloing to make this a fair fight. In short, its more like a painfully SLOW and drawn out death to a Galka mnk if u try to solo it!

I can not vouch for the use of Benediction, granted one can EASILY mistake a "good" Pollen from this NM as a Benediction, and frankly in practice wiether it was Pollen or Benediction that brought it back from 1/2 HP to FULL, one thing is clear....IT SUCKS!!!!

I can Vouch for the one shot Final Sting >.>; I took it for 1800+, but on the bright side....I got the drop! Rather nice item for mnk's considering the only "practical" item that could be placed in the Ammo slot that we could equip prior was a Happy Egg, Fenrir's stone or a Optical Needle.

Hard thing is if you duo this guy with a good melee/mage, the linkless pull is your first BIG challenge! This NM likes to pop right in the center of the pack Wespe!! A lvl 75 should have NP dropping a lone Wespe, but a link with this NM, will cause a slow painful frustrating death, concidering a attempt to run to zone will most likely result in a large train of Wespe, at which you'll be stung in the bumm all the way to zone...and funny that it sure seems like a LONG run when your chased by a NM and his friends :P
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# Aug 05 2005 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
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