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Vana'diel Bestiary: Swamfisk  

Family:Pugil
Found in:East Ronfaure
Job:Warrior
Level:9 - 10
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
Drops:
Stolen Items:
Updated: Sat Oct 11 15:51:47 2008

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General Information

Swamfisk's Spawn Location
Swamfisk's Spawn Location

Swamfisk Special Attacks

  • Intimidate: Frontal cone AoE Slow effect.

  • Water Wall: Self target Defense boost (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Water Shield: Self target Evasion boost (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Splash Breath: Frontal cone AoE Water based magic damage.

  • Screwdriver: Single target critical hit physical damage.

  • Aqua Ball: AoE Water based magic damage with an additional STR down effect (circle of effect originates from attack target).

Historical Information

In medieval legend, the Swamfisk was said to be sea monster that lived off the coast of Norway, described as possessing an unceasing appetite, as a result having a rather rotund physical form.

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No Spawn
# Feb 11 2010 at 12:53 AM Rating: Decent
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More than an hour killing pugils and goblin fishers up and down the cheval between I-8 and I-10 and no spawn. This staff would be nice for resting on a melee class that can't heal itself, but it isn't worth more than an hour of camping if you ask me.
No Spawn
# Feb 11 2010 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
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After I posted this I went in to kill the spook in Ranperre's Tomb. When I came back out in the morning, Swamfisk was under the giant tree branch / root on the south end of the Cheval :D Of course, the staff dropped :)
Turned it into fish sticks
# May 28 2009 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Decided to camp this thing for the staff. Popped up on my screen after about 10 minutes of killing pugs. Was a 16nin/8war. Thing didn't even put up a fight. Hit me 1 time for 7 damage. I killed it in 6 hits and got the staff. 100% drop.
Hunting Sheep
# Nov 18 2008 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Hunting for sheep as a 15 Thf... I came across Swamfisk under the wood like arch at I-10. I decided to heal up to full life, and I knew I had my 2hr... so I figured," Why not try".... It took a long while and I started the battle with 110% tp so I started with a SA boosted fast blade. When I was at about 20 I popped out my 2hr.... got enough tp for a second weapon skill and killed the sucka. I now have the staff, I might help a little for farming (a little less down time). O and this is my first NM kill! WoooHoo... now to find that punky little worm >.> <.< >.>
lmao swamfisk
# Sep 12 2008 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
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ya i wanted to lvl every job that wasnt lvled to at least 10 so i was looking at the nm guide and saw swamfisk i thought yea ok ill try

so i went to camp it and i fell asleep thats what allnighers do to some1 who goes to camp something but when i woke up i was in a mind to give up then i said oh may as well try one more run

saw swamfisk

one shotted him lmao with my thf42/nin21 lmao i have no shame

and yea its a 100% drop for sure

id say its a nice staff but really a whm and blm dont use a staff skill if you look at there af its a hammer thus club skill but its all good staffs look good on mages and this would be good too as you can skill up you magic through a whole fight and heal up fast if you get in a fix then attack with the staff as it whoops id advise like that as if you use the staff to just win your fights and obtain levels your magic and healing magic will take not will suck
25 min
# Sep 01 2008 at 3:18 AM Rating: Decent
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I took this NM before, and dropped the staff. I Wanted the staff again and decided to go as WHM13/BLM6. I Started hunting Pugs, had Full TP and MP. 25 minutes later I hit a pug, and it was Swampy! Paralyzed and Slowed it first, used WS twice, and Cure II twice. I had low health afterwards, but what else can you expect from a lvl 13 White Mage? I Got the staff and I'm happy :D
Double NM Huntin
# Feb 17 2008 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
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I recommend camping BB (Bigmouth Billy) and Swamfisk at the same time. Kill the pugs/Goblin Fisher, and while your waiting for them to re-pop, kill all the Carrion Worms. Go look for Swamfisk, if he's not there, kill the Pugs/Goblin fishers again, than look for BB. Not there? Kill the Worms again and repeat all over again =P
staff is mine
# Aug 12 2007 at 6:00 AM Rating: Decent
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so i was lvling nin at the time i had just got lvl 10 and then i was just killing pugs with RA and the first one i hit was swamfisk.. now i've been trying to kil him for almost 6 months now and haven't gotton him to popso i hit swam fisk and he killing me pretty fast so i 2 hour and commit suicide change jobs to BLM to have a little fun, i went down with no armor and he was there when i got back.. so after i let him try to kill me.. but he didnt i cast stupid spells like stone and water bio and i did combo as blm it was funny.. wel then i went and killed him thunder worked well and got drop so i feel its a 100% drop

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staff is mine
# Apr 16 2008 at 8:16 PM Rating: Default
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Run on sentences FTW!
This NM so easy
# May 16 2007 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I decided to camp this thing .. so i camp Swamfisk for like 1 hour and no pop so i left and come back the next day and kill like 5 pugils and there he was... easy kill and DROP... this is a 100% drop i can tell you that. happy hunting!!! im in diabolos server my name is Dersek.
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# Mar 07 2007 at 7:30 AM Rating: Decent
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# Mar 07 2007 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
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yo guys can u guys put a met the drop ap of the place on this thing so i can get the drop please i need to get 2 school so try 2 put it on at 4:00 for california time
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# Mar 02 2007 at 4:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Was soloing COR in the area, attacked a Pug in the river only to find another one suddenly start aggroing me. Took me a few seconds to spot the fact that it's name wasn't Pugil at all, and once he'd finished me off (level 6 Corsair, wasn't going to last long...), I switched to RDM, raced back and nuked him.

Got the drop, of course.
Spawns between I-8 to I-10
# Feb 11 2007 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Spawns between I-8 to I-10. Lottery of the Pugils found in the stream in spawn radius. Took about 30 minutes to get to spawn. Spawned in I-10 of stream, midway. Pretty sure it's a 100% drop.
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# Jan 11 2007 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
I've hunted this mob as three different classes and races so I think I've got some good info that I can share.

First time I took this mob on, I was a Galkan RDM21/BLM10. I had just gotten my Traveler's Mantle and was heading back and thought I'd take a quick look. LOL, there he was. Hit him with Paralyze and Slow and started hacking away with my Longsword; no food buffs or TP. He went down in less than five or six hits and I don't think he hit me once. Gelong Staff popped.

Second time, I was a Elvaan WAR13 (no subjob) with one twist. My main weapon was a Light Axe because I want to make this character a BST. While I'll be at skillcap once I complete the BST quest it does also make me not as strong a WAR as I could have been but I didn't care as my main job is THF. Anyway, I spent some time killing every Pugil up and down the Cheval until I found it. Attacked with around 100%+ TP but no food buffs. I used my two hour too. I fought it down to around 10 HP when it finished me off first.

I went back later as a THF17 and did much better. I was able to use Sneak Attack and did some really good damage with a Spark Dagger too. It didn't fire with every hit but the two times it did activate, POW! It went down in about four shots. Gelong Staff popped.

Third time, I was a Hume WAR11 using a Brass Zaghnal. I spent over an hour running up and down the Cheval killing every Pugil until it finally spawned. We slugged it out for like two minutes even though I used my WS Slice with 300% TP and my two hour, no food buff though. I fought it down to the point where whoever landed the next blow would win. Of course, it was Swamfisk (I swear the software is written to create this kind of drama but that's something else).

Went back as a WAR12. Same thing, killed every Pugil til it spawned so I had 300% TP on my Brass Zaghnal. This time, I had brought a Grilled Hare for the improved attack buff. The two hour only did about 35 points which was disappointing but the WS Slice did 87! Fight lasted a little over one minute and it took me down to about 50% HP when I finished it. Gelong Staff popped. I can't say it's a 100% drop with only three data points to back me up but three out of three is pretty good.

Well, I've tried to give as much info as possible so that ppl can try and get this staff at a lower level (which is where you really need it). It's very handy to have before you head off to the Dunes to party.

Remember, Swamfisk, just like most other NM, have a level range. I believe Swamfisk is listed as level 9 through 10. That one level could make a real difference in a close fight if you're only around level 12 yourself so keep that in mind.

Good luck and good hunting.
Experience from Several Kills
# Feb 08 2007 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes...if you actually read some of the posts you would see its a 100% drop, just like Pilgim's Wand & Van Pendant (im the only one in Cerberus that i have seen with it lol) i cant think of any others that are 100% but all 3 are very useful, Gelong staff is always in myinventory regaurdless of my job.
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i killed it
# Jan 10 2007 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
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it took me 10min killed every pugil on the chevas or whatever river then went to the very south of it and kill it the drop is 100%
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Lack of Campers
# Dec 25 2006 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Christmas Eve and day have been real good days to camp NMs... not alot of folk on

So, been running up and down lake, killing EVERything.. cause I can I guess... and to kill time and any placeholders this might have..

been about 2 game days. nothing..

Willing to wait, is the key to this one I think.

Also I see alot of RMT -wannabes asking how much this sells for..

1st pay attention it is ra/ex .. u can only have 1 on you or MH .. RA/EX Means you can NOT~~ .. NOT!!!!!!! Sell/trade/give it, u own it till u drop it.

2nd if you are camping NMs for sales, you are worse than RMT, and are making the game less fun for every person that wants to get good gear.

Just becasue the game pricing is messed up, you do not have to take advantage of people. You will make much more farming stuff for people. 1 stack of anything will sell... find what is selling for alot on AH, and do that. oh .. I know I know... you dont want to work hard or spend any time do this..
Camping NMs while selling 4 of it's drop in bazzar is MUCH easier...
As long as you know there is a person that hates you alot and trying teverything to have people like you removed from the game... keeps me going :)
I'm sure most of you just don't know any better or just don't care.
So if are a n00b reading this and taking it personal.. well to bad.
But the people who know deep in thier soul ... how they are 1 step from signing up at RMT site :)




Edited, Dec 25th 2006 2:49pm by gennji
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Got one
# Oct 08 2006 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Went out to camp this guy after needing more +HP gear. I guess for the first time I just got lucky as I popped flee as soon as I zoned and when it ran out I did widescan and after scrolling through the long list of names, there it was. I figured I'd get there too late, but he was just sitting there and I got the staff. Took all of 10 minutes and that was including the airship ride. Spawned at I-9
Lvl 20?
# Aug 09 2006 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
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cannotlinkto says that it is soloable by lvl 20. I was lvling my mule in the woods and decided I wanted the staff. I started killing pugs with no problems as well lvling off of the Gobbie Fishermen along the riverbanks. He popped in less than thirty minutes. I quickly ate some mithkabobs and a selby milk before someone else could just run by and get him. He put up very little fight with my monk after hundred fists and 3 Combos. Soloable by lvl 20? HA! Soloable by lvl 10 mnk with no subjob.
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Lvl 20?
# Apr 16 2008 at 8:22 PM Rating: Default
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I also say the level rec. on somepage. I was running through as 19nin/war and decided to camp it for, well, no reason at all. Didn't bother to put any shadows up, use foods, or get a buff of any kind; in the end he took away a total of 20hp (maybe less, wasn't sure if I had full HP at start of fight). Also, yes, this drop is 100%.
Lvl 20?
# Dec 08 2006 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Somepage is really, really conservative with their level recommendations to kill ... well, anything, really. I killed Swamfisk as a level 10 warrior with no subjob; I took on the Fodderchief as a level 12 warrior when their recommendation is, I think, 14-15.

I guess they don't want to be blamed if someone sucks at their job and gets themselves killed... or it's an estimate, taking the high levels the mages might need to solo a mob and the low levels the physical types can do it and averaging it. ^^
My story is better than yours: Part II
# Jul 28 2006 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I was reading up about Swamfisk and the Gelong Staff, thought to myself this be great for my BST (lvl 14 ATM). Going through the threads reading about location and spawn time (pos:E.Ron I-10 , I-11 spawn time: unknown), I'd came across the thread "My story is better than yours", something every high lvl can relate too, helping ones in need... I though "hmmm...if I camp for this and some low lvl or newb claims it first, what shall I do?"

so my journey begins CAMPING! for Swamfisk.
Time started:
10:00am (pst) as DEADPOOL Lvl 13 BST/WHM
fast fwd details to
1:00pm (pst) enter adventurer XRISTO Lvl 12 WHM/SMN
1:23pm (pst) DEADPOOL dings!!! Lvl 14 BST/WHM
so 3hrs of CAMPING! so far...seriously considering to quit
1:55pm (pst) Swamfisk spawn!!!

as I sprint my sorry *bleep* taru feet tords Swamfisk, it decided to swim away from me TORDS! yes you guess it Xristo! I got out CLAIMED waiting 4hrs!!! so I wait... his carbuncle was dying and then he got aggro by a goblin fisher "hmmm...i thought, the delima"

Xristo hp was draining fast, he then /say "heal me" I paused and think... "waited for this NM for about 4hrs now, its a 100% drop rate...sorry pal but you gonna die!!!"

he did die, and I'd claimed it and got the drop!!!

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IT's 100% drop
# Jul 20 2006 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I killed swamfisk 3 times and got drop all the time i had to drop 1 of the 3 lol kept 1 for me and gave my friend the other (was ptying with me) so i think the drop rate is 100%
i wonder how much this would be if you could sell
# Jun 25 2006 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
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if you could sell this how much do you think it'll go for lol
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# May 26 2006 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Was omw to King's tomb on chocobo and saw him just sitten there so I killed um and got the drop, easy guy just chocobo up and down river and if he's not up I guess you can make um spawn by killen alota pugs and gob fisherman

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{Found It!}
# May 08 2006 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Was sitting there camping BB on my 15thf with /rng seen a few people up that way killing pugs and was like hmm fisk will pop be nice to have the staff to /heal so was like ill get BB this pop go and see if fisk is up so got BB (dropped green rock myth ore missed twice on the steals ><) soon as billy died hit WS and sure enough he was up lol here is my fight blind bolt >> acid bolt by this time well he had more hp then i thought >.>, I was like wow, so you know threw in a few swings in there and all of a sudden i seen "The Swamfisk readies Screwdriver" wtf? you goober {Sneak Attack} ran around and the screwdriver attack landed for like 14dmg one last hit and it went down i mean glad it readied it let me pull off a SA to make it go quicker but wow i was shocked to see such a low lvl pug use their godly SD ability i think it was cause its a NM same with BB (Bigmouth Billy) he can use Tremors (worm ability you know the one >.>) everyone in the zone walked past him literally but then when they seen that Tremors attack they all ran out over and was just watching. Anyways got the staff, no exp, hmm cant remember if i got a crystal though may have dont think so though, if your coming as a low lvl watch the screwdriver attack that move is no joke seen it one shot plds seen it do 50-100dmg its random it seems. Good Luck ^^

Edited, Mon May 8 23:33:14 2006
{Found It!}
# Jul 08 2006 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I happened upon this guy when I decided to try to learn ScrewDriver early for BLU. I knocked the crap out of him down to near death and took off my sword to slap him around barehanded hoping for a screw driver hit. After seeing everything else BUT SD and being down to red health I decided to just give up and end him.

The kicker was when I went to switch my weapon back on the game glitched and I never reappared after the change tho I was still hitting him with sword damage and shortly thereafter the game froze entirely. I apparently was ghosted long enough to kill him cuz after a reboot I came back he was gone and I had the Gelong staff in my inventory lol
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# May 10 2006 at 7:04 PM Rating: Default
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The regular pugils in Ronfaure can use Screwdriver as well. They just usually die so fast that you never notice it. =P
RE: {Found It!}
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LoL no kidding? glad they never used it on my thf when i killed the 50+ out in the saru's XD Does bring up a good point though why didnt the ones out there in east saru use it?? I know i had to kill at least 20 in like a 4hrs span farming rock salts when my thf was like 10 and i cant recall them using it, either way though im glad they didnt use it, i call that ability bs it so pwns a taru ; ;
Postion
# May 05 2006 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Where does this NM spawn to.

Thanks,
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# May 05 2006 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Double Post Sorry

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random luck
# Apr 21 2006 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
Just ran into him today

i was comming back from giving the peas to the guy in the tower and i ran right past him! no camping recquired and no one was camping him either!

i almost died lol but i beat him! lvl 13 RDM
and obviously got the drop
random luck
# Apr 21 2006 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
Just ran into him today

i was comming back from giving the peas to the guy in the tower and i ran right past him! no camping recquired and no one was camping him either!

i almost died lol but i beat him! lvl 13 RDM
and obviously got the drop
Easy
# Apr 15 2006 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
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I just camped him for 15-20 min and got the drop. this is probably the easiest NM in the game. All you have to do is run up and down the river from the southernmost rock wall to the first brige and kill pugils and goblin fishers and he spawns in (I-10)-(I-11) everytime.
could i take it?
# Mar 14 2006 at 10:52 AM Rating: Default
this week i have only killed 2 NM`s and i am a 71 whm...think i could take this one?
SWAMFISK!!!!!!!!!
# Mar 09 2006 at 11:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Well this little fish gave me one hell of a headache. I camped it for 3 hours and could never find it. But I did kill a Big Mouth Billy. I was running up an down the river killing Pugls and Goblin Fishers with my lvl 21 RDM. A friend from my linkshell helped me camp it after the first 2 and a half hours. Which made say "Hey since u r here i am gonna go get my lvl 10 BLM." And sure enough as soon as i step 1 foot into m mog house i get a message saying "ITS HERE RUUUUN" so i run and my friend kills it wen i step into Ronfaure so i got lucky. But then sure enough 2 days later im walking through Ronfaure and it spawns on top of me. My luck i suppose :(

Edited, Thu Mar 9 22:42:19 2006
freakish luck
# Feb 22 2006 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
I was in a PT on 2/19 and noticed a guy using the gelong staff while healing. I asked where he got it and he told me about Swamfisk. The next day I looked him up here, read the posts and decided I would camp him, despite some of the long camp times. So I rented a choco out of jeuno and traveled to east ronfaure, dismounted my choco at the bridge, and headed south. I killed the first pug I saw and continued south. The next pug I saw was Swamfisk himself. Killed him in like 1 minute and got my staff - no camp time. I had really hoped for the night to unfold exactly as it did but was not counting on it at all. What freakish luck!
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# Feb 12 2006 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Finaly with the help fo a blackmage friend I got the staff. We split the spawn zone half and half, so make it easier. We were running up and down kiling pugs for about 2 hours, then he says he must go, I tell him that is fine, while you run to sandy can you check along the way. I go down the the first waterfall form the small bridge and fight a pug when I notice this big one next to it. It's Swamfisk! And not a soul in sight, I easily kill him in one hit with a lvl 21, 300 TP raging axe, and obtain my Gelong Staff. In the end, this NM is definately worth camping, jut got to be patient.

Edited, Sun Feb 12 13:36:53 2006
Post was to long
# Feb 12 2006 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
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river hoping to find him. I run up and down for about 5 times killing stuff and I see him...CLAIMED! To a lvl 14 monk, I was hoping he would die but no such luck, he kills it, and starts healing AND DOENS'T EVEN USE THE STAFF. So my search continues for the elusive Swamfisk.
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# Jun 27 2006 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Staff is all jobs and it would have healed hp faster when he was resting... Not that you care nearly 3 months later...
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Camping...
# Feb 12 2006 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Ya so I'm on the beta server (Hydra), after a sucessful spook camping (got the mantle and beat all the people there everytime)I first rub it in this noobies face who calls me a noob out of nowhere, By the way thats been happeneing alot for some reason I don't get it either I haver all the best gear I can have at 21 but whatever, if beta chars get transfered to diffrent servers then god help us all all of them have no common sense, anyway I head to sandy to change to monk, as I head there I see Bigmouth billy, I say "What the hell must be my lucky night" Kill him only iron ore...Then I remember about this NM so I say maybe my lucky hasn't run out yet. I run up and down the
easy
# Feb 08 2006 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Heh. While leveling WHM, someone I know was helping me look for this and he came right out, found it, and killed it for me ^^ now my WHM has Gelong staff (and if you ask me, its better than Pilgrim's Wand)It didnt even take 10 min

Edited, Wed Feb 8 23:48:05 2006
First NM Kill!
# Feb 05 2006 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
I am fairly new to the game. Have only been playing for maybe a week and a half. Last night I got this little bugger. I was a lvl 16 Whm, Elvaan that just got out of pt and decided to head back to Sandy to unload my inventory, when I decided well while I'm waiting for a pt might as well try it out. Of course I have been reading this tread lately. And the bugger popped up just where people were say where he was. For me it happened sout of the last waterfall, right under the log. I might go there again to see if it spawns neer that place again. Well thanks for the info on this thread!
Gob. Fishers / Pugils
# Jan 28 2006 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
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My brother and I camped this guy for a little while, and we both got in a kill.

I think one of the problems people might be having is that the Goblin Fishers in that area seem to use the same "spawn space" as the Pugils... so unless you're killing all the Goblins Fishers AND all the Pugils along the southern portion of the river, you may not get Swamfisk to spawn. Using this theory (and sticking to ONLY the southern portion of the river, going north and south up to the fork) we were able to claim him twice in a fairly short amount of time, and now both of us have a Gelong staff!

If it is of any help to others, both times he spawned for us he spawned in the very southernmost spawn point, right at the southern point of the river, close to where the water flows into the rock face.

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ridiculous
# Jan 23 2006 at 3:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I camped myself to sleep, running up and down the southern stretch of river killing pugils in 1 hit, 4 hours and no spawn... seriously a pain in the arse, Carnero wasn't even this bad X.x
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# Jan 15 2006 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
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On Hydra (Xbox360 server) I saw this and didnt really know what it dropped, so decided to try kill it anyway. Died in a few htis as a WAR, so got 3 other people my level (lvl 8 at the time) and we beat it w00t and I got staff, we did the NM again for someone else too
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# Jan 09 2006 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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i was lvling my bst 5bst//rdm and i seen this nm i had my npc so what the hell right! well he kicked my npcs ass in about 10 hits and then killed me in about 3 so i whent back to main my rdm 69rdm whent back to him and killed him .. and got the staff woot! this staff will help me bst in the days to come
saw it once, never again....
# Dec 25 2005 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been trying to get that Swamfisk to spawn for the past 4½ hours, and guess what, it just won't appear!! I don't know what the problem is but I just can't get it there. It really pisses me off so to say... I've been killing ordinary pugils for so long that they'll come out of my ears soon.
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# Dec 21 2005 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
I saw swamfisk as a mnk5/war2 and died fighting it then an hour and a half later and killing as many pugs as war19 i saw it killed it and got drop! this is the first NM drop i ever got woohoo!
Easy Win
# Dec 13 2005 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
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I was searching for this thinking it would be a good addition to my PLD12/WAR6 with a Clipeus. I found this fish in 30minutes and unloaded 300% TP Fast Blade as PLD12. i managed to build another 100% and by that time the WS killed him. Good luck to everyone else out there.
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# Dec 06 2005 at 10:35 PM Rating: Default
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So I (20BST/10WHM) come out of the "exit only" zone from King Ranperre's Tomb into East Ronfaure and start heading back to town when I see this Lvl 10 newb RDM fighting Swamfisk. He didn't look like he was going to make it so I rested up while he fought. I intended to just let him get killed and take the NM for myself but I felt sorry for the newb. How was he to know NM are hard. So I let him get down to almost nothing and cast cure on him. As I did this he disengaged Swamfisk and I finished him off and got the Gelong Staff which never leaves my inventory. It was a win-win situation. I saved a newb from certain death and I got the drop.
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# Mar 06 2006 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Going to let him die. What kind of attitude is that. And the title to the post. Why do so many people on this game have such attitudes. I have my theories, but shall remain silent.
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# Apr 02 2006 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
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It's the attitude of "this is a NM, either I let this guy die or I help him and get to sit here for 2 more hours".
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# Apr 09 2006 at 3:18 AM Rating: Good
12 posts
*coughs*
/sarcasm on
Hmm.. yes.. personal gain is ALWAYS best. Screw everyone else. You don't need anyone! Do what you want, when you want! To heck with what others think and who you step on to get where you are! Oh dear.. little problem huh? No one gets anything out of helping you, so you have to solo your AF, missions, avatars. Oh noes! You died! Rez3 plz! But the WHM exping in the pt next to you only cares about their exp.. a shame.. time to go visit your old friend the Home Point.

Yup. Big man now.. taking a lvl 10 Fish with 100% drop rate off a newb.
/sarcasm off

Yet.. I let someone die to VE once. Wait.. wait.. hear me out. It's not what you think. ^.~

I was camping VE with a friend of mine, trying to get him his Empress Pin. Place was crawling with people camping. Sure it's rare/ex, but people who had Emperor hairpins wanted to sell them.. they were going for about 10 mil at the time (around December).

Suddenly, there's a shout for help and a crowd of people go rushing over. Emp spawned and a lvl 30-something DRK had claimed it. He was alone and getting his rear handed to him. None of the bystanders helped. A 73SMN/WHM stood there.. waiting for him to die. By the time I got to him, I had a choice.. risk casting a cure and it taking too long and him dying before it went off, or waiting for him to die and claim it.

Gritted my teeth.. waited.. and prayed. The DRK dropped, I cast Dia and got claim. I stood there a second.. torn. My friend had been camping this for a few days and was 0/6 on Emp. Give him this chance alone at it? Or let the gutsy DRK have a shot too?

I cast Raise on the DRK, invited him to PT and instructed him to stand away from the fight. We'd decided that since the DRK had gotten claim, he was allowed a chance at the pin, but because my friend and I had reclaimed and were fighting it, my friend would also get a chance. Open lot. Emp died, pin dropped, the DRK lotted highest.

I know my friend was upset at having lost the lot. Aloud he cursed and laughed at his luck, but in game, he smiled, bowed and congratulated the DRK, and we resumed camping.

He gave up the next pin that dropped to a friend who was helping us camp, who also needed it. The friend who needed it had camped VE before and gotten drop. He'd given up an Emperor's Hairpin to the person helping HIM camp.. who also needed it.. and an Empress Hairpin to me.

And so we go back to camping. We cure fellow campers, cheer them on when they get claim and drop, and sigh with them and comfort when they wind up empty-handed.

It's a game. It's a community. It's both. You don't NEED this gear to make it to 75, but it can help. But you don't NEED it. Being the best isn't about the best gear. It's about good gear and GREAT skills. It's not worth getting angry over (RMT campers getting claim or people monopolizing/cheating is an exception.. I believe everyone should get a fair chance).

Relax.. enjoy yourself. Lend a hand when no one else will, and you might just find someone helping you out when you need it.

And for the love of Moogle Pie.. remember you were a newb once too! Have some @^#%ing compassion!

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easy stuff. also first NM kill
# Dec 02 2005 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
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found this NM after about 2 hours of running up and down the river. was 22WHM/9BLM (gimpy subjob, i know). found him way at the southern end of the river, as so many others have from what i understand. killed him fairly quickly and only took maybe 8 damage the entire fight. got the gelong staff which i entend to use as soon as i get my BLM up another level. GL to all who are goint to fight this NM.
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# Dec 01 2005 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I just spent 3 hours camping this NM, almost wanted to shoot myself. (>< no patience).

Did it as 13blm, took about 2 minutes.

Had to 2hr, and use a potion. But it was worth it :D
finally...
# Nov 24 2005 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
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triple post... >.< sorry

Edited, Thu Nov 24 16:36:12 2005
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# Nov 24 2005 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Thu Nov 24 16:36:29 2005
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Nyuu, Odin, San d'Orian Mithra ^^
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finally...
# Nov 24 2005 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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after today's maintenance i wanted to try my luck on this guy... took me 2 whole hours of running up and down the river until i found him near the most southern waterfall. oh well, i guess it was worth the work, +4 hp recovery can be really helpful for farming with over 1k HP ^.^ garlic cracker + gelong staff <3
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Obtains a Gelong Staff.
# Nov 20 2005 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
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most posts say around I-10 ~ I-11

so I ran around that area killing nothing but the pugils and boom about an hour into it he spawns

Swamfisk has about 350+ hp so if you're low lvl, be ready for a fight.

and it does seem to be a 100% since it dropped on first kill hurray for 1/1 :D
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# Nov 19 2005 at 9:42 PM Rating: Default
6 posts
I just camped this for 2 1/2 hours on Asura today and no spawn. For an NM that is intended to be the fun/easy version this is a big waste of time. You're better off to waste time on a real NM that will actually drop something more useful. Sure it's 100% drop but the spawn on this one was really, super obnoxious.

I camped Pilgrim's Wand and only took about an hour and was totally worth it. This one... not so much.
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