Vana'diel Bestiary: Mycophile  

Found in:Carpenters' Landing
Found at Location:I - 11
  • Notorious Monster
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Water
Stolen Items:
Updated: Mon Apr 7 00:25:48 2008

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General Notes

    • Respawn time on the ??? is 15 minutes after Mycophile is defeated or despawns.

  • Immune to Silence. Susceptible to Bind, Gravity, Paralysis, Stun, and Slow.

Mycophile's Special Attacks

  • Bio - Single target Darkness based DoT with an additional Attack Down effect.

  • Blind - Single target Blind effect.

  • Poison - Single target Poison effect.

  • Virus - Single target Virus effect.

    • Virus effect removes 5 TP/tic and 3 MP/tic.

Historical Information

A mycophile is the term given to individuals whose hobby is hunting mushrooms.

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Shroom Drops
# May 15 2010 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Killed him as 55DRK/THF with less than optimal gear. Dropped me to maybe 65% HP. 1/1 on Mycophile Cuffs (45% moon).

To get the Danceshrooms, I went to Ordelle's Caves and killed the Shriekers there in the dew room. These cave Shriekers did not drop Woozyshrooms for me.

However, the Shriekers in Carpenters' Landing do drop Woozyshrooms, but do not seem to drop Danceshrooms.

So to reiterate:
Woozyshroom = Carpenters' Landing
Danceshroom = Ordelle's Caves

Sleepshrooms are dropped by all and can be stolen.

Edited, May 15th 2010 12:18pm by Syrheim
# Apr 14 2010 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
1/1 Lucky!!!

Spawn'd Kill'd Drop'd. nothing special about him virus just made it hard to gather tp.
nice gloves
# Jul 24 2008 at 9:33 AM Rating: Default
26 posts
just got this guy to pop and killed it as a 55whm/blm with no gear on except for my light staff and silken robe. had to repose it twice to regen MP and then finish it off with him having 10percent affter the repose. took about 10 min cause i had no gear on mostly hit it to death and threw in a few nukes. ice spikes and Stone skin saved my **** over all nce stats for the level glove it is i got drop 1/1
Too easy
# Jul 05 2008 at 3:48 PM Rating: Good
50 posts
Soloed him as 48BST/24NIN. This fight was very easy. What I did was cast Utsusemi, call my Jug pet and then spawn him. As soon as he spawned I used snarl to get hate to my pet. Then just start attacking and recasting Utsusemi whenever its up. Also keep spamming Snarl whenever its ready so hate stays on your jug pet.

I didn't even get hit once.
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# Jun 29 2008 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
Very agrivating, 0/4 on him. First time two pt members died due to links, and last 3 times he went down in about 2 minutes, and left nothing behind. I read some posts, some people getting 1/4, or 1/2, well you are lucky. I don't even want these cuffs for me and I'm mad about it!
Centurion's Hammy Down o.0
got it
# Apr 14 2008 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
90 posts
bought 2 of each shroom just to check it out
# Sep 03 2007 at 7:22 AM Rating: Decent
1,991 posts
Zone in to Car Landing is J-8!!!!!!

Not I-11.

EDIT: Ok i didn't read it right but it could be a littler clear.

The NM spawns at I-11 In Landing, but entrance to landing zone is J-8 of jugner.

Edited, Sep 3rd 2007 11:28am by MrVashy
# Dec 01 2007 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
627 posts
Ok I am not going to post above this person post, because it is correct.

But to my info:

This NM has about 2,000-2,100 HP, and even as a 68 Drg/Whm his Virus stuck. Even though this NM is around a 40 NM(which means he's around level 50).

He only hit me once for 7 points of damage, in the 2 fights I had against him.

Also I did not get the drop the first time, but I did go 1/2 on him. Which just furthers my idea that having a THF on NM drops is pointless. TH doesn't increase your drop rate on NM's, no matter what anyone says. I have never had THF on any of my NM drops, and I have never gone more than 1/5 on the drop I was after. TH is completely pointless on NM drops. You'd have better luck bringing a WHM for Viruna.

Good Luck^^
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Average drop rate
# Aug 11 2007 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I recently camped this thing and did pretty well. I went one time with a DRK/SMN (He thought it would be fun) and myself, I brought my 43WHM/21BLM. We were the only ones at the spawn, and we spawned it twice before he had to go. I went and did Besieged at that point. The Savages and Swarm attacked back to back, so it was quite a bit later when I returned with my 46DRK/23WAR to spawn the mob some more. There was a RDM and a DRK there hunting it before me. The RDM had gotten the gloves [1/4] right when I showed up, and I let the DRK keep spawning it until he got the drop before I gave it a shot. When the gloves dropped, he was 1/3. I tried to fight the mob then, and due to all of the status ailments, I was killed, though the fight was extremely close. A 40WHM from my linkshell came out and helped me out with a raise, then healed me while I fought the mob. I got the gloves the first time I killed it after my death, making me 1/3. I then killed it two more times because the WHM wanted the gloves as well. He got them on the second Mycophile after I got my gloves. So, the drops were 1/4, 1/3, 1/3, 1/2. I think 1/3 is probably the average drop for these gloves.
Average drop rate
# Feb 06 2008 at 5:59 AM Rating: Decent
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1/9 on this guy, 7 with TH. So yeah, drop rate kinda sucks.
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# Mar 12 2007 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
why do strangers have the best candy?
# Feb 28 2007 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
i did this on the 27th of feb
cant find the post atm but some said that the drop was more like 1 in 12
in the Asura server did is crappy NM with a blm 51 and (me) blm 40 killed it 3 times the correct chance is 1 in 3
and another post says respawn time 15 mins EEEENNG INCORRECT it varies between 5-10 mins less ome times so there

hope this helps you all!

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Edited, Feb 28th 2007 8:11am by celeron
# Feb 12 2007 at 3:57 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts

First attempt: 59BRD/29NIN Solo
12 Woozyshrooms, 12 Sleepyshrooms, 4 Danceshrooms (why are these a pain?)
I went to fight him, buff/tp up. Killed him easily, no drops all 4 times. Gave up.

Second Attempt: 59BRD/29NIN Solo
Subtract 4 from each and add 12 Danceshrooms
Fought him, w/o buffs. Killed him easily again, no drops twice. A pt wanted me, so I left.

Third attempt: 60BRD/29NIN with a 75THF/37NIN Friend.
6 Woozy, 6 Sleep, 10 Dance
We fought him, yelled at my friend for taking out 70% of its health with Dancing Edge. 1430 dmg. I hate him, oh hi Dynamo. No luck the first shot, went to build tp and get Orctrap to spawn.
Went back, same thing, except I got them. Finally.

THF is really needed for this, unless you can deal with a headache.

Edited: Sorry, misspelling

Edited, Feb 12th 2007 6:58am by Darthporisius
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drop rate
# Jan 23 2007 at 11:45 AM Rating: Good
2,075 posts
This NM uses BLM spells including Bio, Poison and Virus, as well as various funguar TP moves (Queasyshroom, Frogkick, Silence Gas, etc). Kind of annoying, and I would guess he'd be a real handful to anyone 45 or under.

I doubt the drop rate on this thing is 1 in 3, this morning I went 1 for 12 on him as my 72/36 BRD/WHM. Headed out with a stack of each of the mushrooms, and popped him every 15 minutes since there was nobody else around. Inbetween I just logged off/logged to mules. He dropped the cuffs on the final set of shrooms.

Well, they sure are nice, and they're free, so I guess it was worth it. ^^
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Im guessing lvl 40ish
# Jan 12 2007 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
152 posts
I went to get this for a noobish WHM LS member, I went as 70RDM/BLM because I didnt know what to expect from him. 0/5 with no drop, and he never broke through Stoneskin. Im like "this sucks, stay here I have an idea"

I come back as 60THF/NIN and tear this guy apart. Only cast shadows at the start of the fight, never had to recast again. Got the drop...done...gone...out
How I did it.
# Jan 11 2007 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
<< ****** off little WHM tarutaru goes 0/8 with high level help. (made attempts from level 24-39).

Goes 0/8

Requisitions Reinforcements.

WHM/THF 39 << me (notice the thf sub, in the hopes that treasure hunter stacks)

Now little tarutaru WHM is 1/9.

Immune to Silence
# Dec 02 2006 at 4:39 PM Rating: Good
800 posts
Well, I went in as 68 blm and it was an easy fight. But he CANNOT be silenced so far as I can see. I could be wrong and my skill could be too low (its capped for 68) but i was unable to get it off. Every other enfeeble stuck to him easy though.

A good idea is to eat ginger/wizard cookies if you dont need other food. These cookies have the killer trait for plantoids and he was intimidated by me a lot!

He can be slept and aspired, too. Which was good for me as I went into the fight with only about 250mp. This is the 3rd time ive killed this NM and i am 3/3 on the drop. So not sure about all these horrid drop rates.
blu 41
# Nov 13 2006 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
149 posts
I read somewhere that this was soloable at 45 but decided to give it a try as a 41blu/nin. I was staying around Sandy anyway (we were going to do some bcnm) and this evening there was going to be a long maintenance. I had some sleepshrooms but no danceshrooms where on AH so I went to farm them myself in Ordelles and also got some Woozy's in Carpenter's. I didn't aggro any other mobs but since I was expecting the worst I had a Tavnazian taco first when the "????" came up. I don't think he hit me with Virus but he did both Bio and Poison and I was paralyzed in the end. I had some antidotes and my auto-regen helped too. He went down very easy but luckily I also had a few Hi-potions in inventory (for the bcnm) or I would be lying there in the spiderwebs till after maintenance. But I only used one when my Pollen got interrupted twice.
1/1 on the cuffs. Easy fight if you're lucky, and if I would fight him again I would probably try to time my Head Butts better.
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# Oct 21 2006 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
48Drg/24War Soloed it easy, twice, no drop though.
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Sleep/Nuke Tactics?
# Oct 01 2006 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
54 posts
Would it be a good idea for a 50BLM/25WHM to try to solo this, using Sleep/Nuke tactics? The gloves would be a nice addition to my WHM ^^

Edit: Okay, it wasn't the best idea. If I had manafont ready, I would have been fine. -_- **** Virus is annoyng.

Edited, Oct 1st 2006 at 9:38pm PDT by Revitozu
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50? To low?
# Jul 22 2006 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
I understand that a 59 Rdm can solo this NM (Ryku's tale one post below) but I was wondering if a level 50 Rdm would be able to solo this mob. Those 9 levels could make all the difference; can this mob be beaten without any AF and without the use of elemental staves?

Soloing this mob at level 50 would be very helpful, considering the common subs, Blm and Whm, might be around level 25 and could benefit from the Mycophile Cuffs.

So my question remains, can a level 50 Rdm solo Mycophile?

Edited, Jul 22nd 2006 at 6:54pm EDT by Beden
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too easy
# Jun 04 2006 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I killed it with my RDM59/BLM27 full buffed he didn t even do me 1 damage, i had stoneskin+phalanx on at the end...1/1 my first drop i ve ever got by an NM, and i ve played for more than 2 years and a half ; ;
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# Jun 03 2006 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
What is (about) the lowest level you think could solo this nucka?
# May 12 2006 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
132 posts
Why isn't this guy under the NM thread? Does anyone know how to talk to someone to change that? thanks.
Easy fight
# May 05 2006 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Just soloed this as 50war/nin.. got cuffs on first kill, and i only came with 1 of each type of shroom so i guess im just lucky. Started off the fight with 300TP and mighty strikes, raging axe for 650dmg, threw up berserk and went to town on him, his poison is nasty but other than that he is weak.
I ended the fight with about 600HP and the poison stayed on til i was down to 233... so be careful with that, might want to bring an antidote or 2. He never hit me with bio II.

Edited, Fri May 5 12:14:07 2006
# Apr 05 2006 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
2,750 posts
Total wuss. Did this today, very easy.

He was hitting me (a naked 37war/15thf other than axe) for 60 or so, frogkick did 115. Beetles around him were hitting me for 35-40 for comparison, and they conned EP--. 300% TP SA Sturmwind did about 30% (425 damage), so I'd say 1300 hp is a decent guess.

All the info here was dead-on, though. Fifteen min spawn time on the ???, kill beetles and shriekers in between fights for free TP.

-edit- I'd guess it's level 40ish, but remember it's an NM so it fights like a 42-45 or so.

Drops (with TH1):
1st kill - cuffs
2nd kill - nothing
3rd kill - nothing
4th kill - cuffs

Love these gloves =) Way better than seer's, even seer's +1 can't touch 'em. Easy camp, bring a thief.

Special note: Beetles and Shriekers link =x Shriekers are aggro, beetles are not. Shriekers were ep- at 37 but still aggro'd, and also aggro'd on a 40 that was with me, so be aware, shrieker trains can start.

Edited, Wed Apr 5 16:36:29 2006
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# Feb 22 2006 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
can someone tell me what lvl this NM has?
# Jan 30 2006 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Camped him today, i was 0/6 ; ; Then got it my 7th try, Killed him as brd/whm easy fight.

GOod luck and happy hunting XD

Edited, Mon Jan 30 14:41:11 2006
RE: Kill
# Jan 30 2006 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
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# Jan 26 2006 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
375 posts
Took this guy on today w/ my 69pld/war. Was 1 for 2 on the cuffs. Very easy fight, even tho Virus is annoying.
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# Dec 05 2005 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
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all 3 of those shrooms drops off the shrikers trust me im 2/2 mycophile on it and was there 1-3 hours waiting on a friend i just relized was there so i helped her out after she was 1/7 on it because her friend got that other pair.i suggest bringing someone with TH or TH2
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Casual Item Seeking
# Dec 01 2005 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
103 posts
An LS friend of mine, Wraith, asked if anyone wanted free mage gear. He was headed to take on this Shroom NM and wanted company. He was high level, late 50s, maybe even low 60s, and I came as a 38 DRK/THF. I basically sat and watched him take it first fight, but he said it was way easy, so I joined in the fight. We fought it maybe 4 times total and got 2 drops from it. I was even able to skill up my GS. Not bad, not bad at all.
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# Nov 29 2005 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
54 posts
1/1 on Mycophile. Easy fight for 51 RDM/BLM. The hardest part was obtaining the mushrooms. Killed Shriekers for hours and ended up with a stack of Woozyshrooms and Sleepshrooms but not a single Danceshroom (wonder if they actually drop). I gave up and warped to Jeuno to buy the Danceshroom then went back for the kill.
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RE: easy
# Mar 31 2006 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
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1/1, Found out about these while in party. After party ended spent 5K buying 1 of each mushroom. Chocobo out there, pop, dead in 2 mins (75 rdm, just nuked it to death) got drop, warped, /seek party again. lol

Vary nice for blm, wish I got them sooner (45 now), Something to be thrown once I got AF hands I guess.
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Tough Fight as WAR 30 + WHM 44
# Nov 28 2005 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
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This was a tough fight. I was WAR 30/THF 15 (TH1), my LS partner was WHM in his early 40s, 44 if I recall correctly.

He got hate very early, and kept it pretty much the whole battle. Virus was cast at least once by the NM, possibly twice. He cleared it with Viruna and hammered on it with nukes while I stood behind it swinging my great axe (and missing embarassingly often) and using sneak attack as often as I could (which always hit, praise be to Square).

This went on quite some time until he ran out of MP! He used some kind of juice, but that never recovers enough fast enough, and with the NM at about 20% I really thought we were doomed.

A timely Benediction, however, saved us. With the WHM already having much hate, it made no difference in who was taking the majority of the damage.

Eventually we did manage to kill it, ending the battle with him at about 20% HP and MP left, and got the cuffs on the first drop! I was pretty glad, as there was no way we were going to risk trying it again with just the two of us! (I did offer to try to get him a set too, but he declined, happy with what he had. Forgot to ask what that was, though.)

Thanks Kaileth!

Haven't tried them in battle myself yet... With the Zealot's Mitts, I was casting Cure II for 90 HP and Cure III for 176. I think I'll be okay with the lower MND bonus, but I also wasn't drawing hate very much and my tanks have been perfectly capable of handling it when I did. When I leveled, I upgraded to Devotee's mitts, so I do have both. I'll try to remember to come back and add to this post and add some detail about how it all works out for me.
The luck goddess shuns me
# Nov 20 2005 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
343 posts
Okay, was in Jeuno and bought a full Seer's +1 set.. but wait.. no Mitts?! Well, I refuse to wear a partial suit.. so I shout.
The most amazingly nice WhM I have EVER met shouts that Mycophile Cuffs are better.. she explains they are an NM drop in Carpenter's Landing.
I explain I am a pretty weak 31rdm/15blm(or whm) and doubt I could dent any NM that drops something so nice.. she then offers to take me there and kill it for me until we get the drop >< Mind you, at the time I am a 15thf/5rng (only subbed for wide scan farming in W.Saru for Silk.. stop laughing) so I buy the Sleep/Danceshrooms for about 22k total >< but no Woozy! >< oh dear.. she says no prob we will farm on the way. She brings a high level BlM (I htink 74-75 but not positive) and she was 55 I believe with some AF. We get there, I even kill a few Tigers ^.^ (15/5 gimp eh?) while she smacked em too.. got inside CL and got to spot, but still no Woozy! They go to farm and tell me to stay put. I sit for a while, then all of the sudden BAM! monitor fritz' and shuts off.. won't turn on! >< oh god.. so rather than be intelligent and RATIONAL (just type "monitor broke, brb!") I bolt to my car, go to 24/7 Electronics and buy a new one (ouch paycheck) same brand so never even had to turn off PC.. and I am in Windy (warped not death) and they both gone.. have not seen them =( So I'm 0/0 on this.. and thinking my TH woulda helped.. now I gotta try with a PT and my RdM so no TH =(

Went back in as 37Rdm/18BlM with one of the loveliest WhM's ever.. level 55+ (same as before)
So we get in, and can't get Woozyshroom, so she Warps to Jeuno.. I drop a few EP beetles (Stoneskin lasts long sometimes!) Then stop, sneak up and wait. Well seems I cast Sneak or something too close to one, cause it aggrod me.. w/e no problem.. till two others joined.. so I ran.. ended up with like 10 beetles 5 shriekers.. very dead kitty. She R2'd me and we rested up.. got back in room, popped him, he had no chance.. ^^ but no drop =(
so we /sit and wait a little bit.. (obviously the repop timer is based on when he spawns, not dies) and kill him again... drop! Glee! <3 kitty WhM.. you know who you are! ^^

Edited, Thu Nov 24 13:12:50 2005
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# Nov 11 2005 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Lucky I'm guessing, but I just got the drop 1/1,as a 63 DRG/THF. I'm going to use the gloves when I level my WHM sub. I actually forgot to bring a woozyshroom, so I ended up having to fight shriekers for one. Apparently, its a rarer drop because I had cleared all the shriekers inside the caves and also outside and only then, finally got one. This was also after getting a half stack of sleep shrooms from them >< So keep that in mind if you plan on just buying the danceshrooms and farming the sleepshrooms and woozyshrooms off the shriekers while you wait for re-spawn. The actual battle was very easy, as he only got one hit off. He did try to cast Virus fairly quickly after engaging him, but my wyvern interrupted his casting. I then spammed my weapon skill (which I had ready at 300% before battle) and my wyvern finished him off with a quick smack after he finished his flame breath. Anyways, good luck!
# Nov 06 2005 at 6:21 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Went as a 51blm/whm and my ls friend 51whm/blm. Went 2/2 on the drop. Excellant piece of equip.
Killing Myco
# Oct 28 2005 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Fought this 9 times as 52 WHM/RDM and only had trouble with it the first time because I had no food. You can easily kill this as 52 WHM if you are prepared. I used 1-2 Yag drinks per fight and a couple Tav tacos, but the Tacos wern't really necessary. Myco casts Bio, Poison, and Virus so have Viruna, Poisona, and Erase handy. Myco was apparently a 100% drop before the latest patch, but is now in about the 20-30% range. This is based on my experience and my LS friends experiences. It took me 9 kills to get the cuffs, but it took everyone else between 1-5 kills (post patch) so I may have just been unlucky. TH may have been the difference.

I brought 1 stack of each mushroom and, like i said, ended up using 9 of each. The Screamers in the surrounding halls don't get close enough to link with Myco, but they do drop sleepshrooms and woozyshrooms, so if you are running low on those you can always walk into the hall and farm more!

Spawn time is 15 mins and it is a forced spawn. Trade 1 sleepshroom, 1 danceshroom, and 1 woozyshroom to the ??? (I-11 I think) on the big mushroom and Myco will pop claimed. If you dont get the drop, use the 15 min window to build up TP on the beetles in the room (careful they link!) or Screamers outside. Good luck!
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# Oct 22 2005 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
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This thing casts Virus, which I assume just inflicts you with the status "Virus", though I can't say for sure, because I killed it before it was able to finish casting.

So, yeah if you aren't high-level or have a high-level killing it for you, you may want to bring along a WHM for Viruna.
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RE: Virus
# Oct 22 2005 at 11:49 AM Rating: Good
97 posts
yes, it does cast virus, which does indeed inflict virus (crazy that).

The virus it uses is no match for regen, but it and refresh are exact same power.

1/3 on this. use gloves all the time for my blm.
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spawn time on ???
# Oct 09 2005 at 1:42 AM Rating: Excellent
335 posts
How long between battles does it take for the ??? to spawn again?

15 mins.

# Oct 01 2005 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
309 posts
do you guys think a SMN50/WHM25 could solo this guy? (really wish SE would say its lv)
spawn time on ???
# Sep 16 2005 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
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How long between battles does it take for the ??? to spawn again?
2 out of 2
# Sep 14 2005 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
335 posts
2/2 on this. First time 60pld and 52 whm easily killed it. I was surprised he managed to land a status effect on the pld..virus? i think it was or something similiar. But other than that there was no problem. Second time was as 52 whm, 45 thf, and 33 whm.

# Sep 14 2005 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Soloed it with my 59 NIN, too easy, it was down to 30% before it dropped my Ni shadows.
75 WAR 62 NIN 52 MNK AKA Iazian New Character: Shinzobi, Sylph Server. Linkshell: Lotus Realm
Way too easy
# Sep 09 2005 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
1,447 posts
As a 62SMN I didn't even break a sweat on this.

As a precaution on my first run I buffed up completely. Had carby out, used Meteorite. No drop.

Second run, no buffs, no meteorite...I didn't even engage it...I just let carby have at it. No drop.

Third run, exact same...got the drop.

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This NM sucked
# Sep 08 2005 at 11:26 PM Rating: Excellent
1,743 posts
6 times in a row I killed this NM as 75 Warrior/37 Ninja. He didn't touch me once (and it was fun trying to beat my Rampage record on him, 1813 was the highest :) ), he also didn't drop the stupid gloves.

I warped back to Jeuno cuz I ran out of Danceshrooms, and switched to War/Thf. Let's just say I only needed 1 of the stack of mushrooms I bought for Round 2.

At least my blm will have nice gloves.

Edited, Fri Sep 9 09:23:05 2005
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# Sep 07 2005 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Drop are not soo bad as everyone said, we got 4 drop on 5 mobs, we were RDM67 THF68 PLD68 WHM21. all lvl 50+ can solo it very easely
PLD75 RDM75 BRD75 DRG75 BLM75 WHM62 SMN52 (hume)
BST58 SCH62(Taru)

Something Interesting
# Sep 04 2005 at 3:06 AM Rating: Decent
139 posts
I was 0/6 as a SMN50/WHM25. I was wondering if there was something I was doing wrong, so I tried something... I traded the mushrooms in alphabetical order in the trade window O.O I have no idea if it did anything or if i'm just lucky, but I got the drop the first time i did that. Just thought I'd share. If this was coincidence, my drop rate was 1/7. Good luck ^^
Vyri Amariyu - FFXIV Goblin Server
RE: Something Interesting
# Nov 12 2005 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
2,817 posts
As much as I wish this were true, it's not. 0/2 on trading in alphabetical order.
Fhqwghads - Galka - 75NIN/75DRK/75SAM/75MNK - Ifrit Server- Rank 10 - ZM Done - COP done
Too many merits to list, too many subjobs to list...
Trogdoor - Tarutaru - 75BLM/50BRD/41WHM - Ifrit Server- Rank 6 - ZM Done
RE: Something Interesting
# Sep 05 2005 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
19 posts
well i just beat the mycophile for the third time and got my gloves, what i thought was weird was that when i did trade in the alphabeticle order i got the gloves, but it may just be chance and superstition...but i see no reason not to trade them in that order if it actually matters... :D anyways own that funguar!
Kujata server
Griblins linkshell
Wasn't too bad.
# Aug 31 2005 at 11:46 PM Rating: Good
6,195 posts
Killed him tonight. Picked up a whole bunch of mushrooms, since it seemed drop rate was 1/4. Buffed up, ate food, rested to full, sang double minuet and popped him.

I took him out easily, he barely touched me. I was very surprised to see him drop the cuffs on the first kill! Strolled back to Jeuno to sell the rest of my mushrooms and break out my whm once again. ^^
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Mob level
# Aug 30 2005 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
124 posts
Killed this thing 4 times tonight with a PLD friend of mine and got the drop! With both of us at lv 37, it gave us 30-40 exp each time, which puts it on the low end of T to us. I'd say it's about lv 40, and certainly not more than that.
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RE: Mob level
# Sep 14 2005 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
289 posts
If you are both at level 37, 30-40 exp would put it as a Decent Challenge.

In a duo T starts at 84, and goes up. EM is 70, Decent is 35-50.
# Aug 27 2005 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
103 posts
We slapped a few of these around with a whm 46 and a blm 52, both taru. Not the perfect duo combination, but very doable without too high risks.
Taru BLM on Ramuh.
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