Vana'diel Bestiary: Serra  

Found in:Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle
Found at Location:F - 9
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
Stolen Items:
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Thu Aug 18 03:17:36 2011

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General Information

Serra's Spawn Location
Serra's Spawn Location

  • Respawn window is roughly 2-4 hours after its last ToD.

Serra Special Attacks

  • Intimidate: Frontal cone AoE Slow effect.

  • Aqua Ball: AoE Water based magic damage with an additional Strength down effect. (Circle of effect originates from move target).

  • Screwdriver: Single target critical hit physical damage.

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

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

  • Recoil Dive: Single target critical hit physical damage.

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

Historical Information

In Medieval legend, the Serra was a part fish, part lion, part bird creature of massive size. It was capable of sinking ships by tearing at the lower hull with the serrated crest that ran along the length of its back.

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# May 16 2008 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
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need help get the boots if you can help me get it will be so cool thank you my name is vaublivont
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# May 06 2008 at 7:10 AM Rating: Good
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Was using the beach here to EXP on my BST (39BST/19NIN), this guy popped so I set a Toucan on it, and it was a lot tougher than I expected. Ended up with me using every single monster on the beach (apart from the monkeys) to throw at this guy, even the Uragnite were taking ~110 per hit.

Doesn't link with the other fish, so was basically dragging it from one end to the other, pretty sure that a mischarm would be disaster at this level.

Took about 20 minutes of constant pets to eventually gain 200 exp. That is all ; ;
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# Dec 07 2007 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Nobody was selling the boots and I wanted them on my Dragoon, so I took my level 58 BST/WHM with half decent accuracy gear (you know, woodsmans, SH, so forth) to the isle. I killed these guys for about 15 minutes and Serra popped.

The fight was really easy. I wasn't doing enough damage to take hate off of my Courier Carrie but it still went down without killing my jug. I didn't have to Familiar or use any food. And of all the luck, I got the drop on the first try (plus 26 experience points, bonus!)

It was Waning Crescent moon on Watersday around 18:00 for those superstitious members amongst us.
# Oct 24 2007 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I was bored and had never been to the Isle so I looked up NMs on the isle. Came across this one. Killed PHs for about 3 hours, Serra popped. Destoryed it as 68DRK/34THF. Dropped only the greaves. yay 1/1. :P Only goes for about 35k-40 on my server (Fenrir).
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# Feb 05 2007 at 1:00 AM Rating: Decent
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I decided to camp her one day while skilling up my Great Axe. So I head over to her spawn point and start skilling up on the Jagils/Uragnites. I see Serra and engage, well unfortunantly I forgot my scythe. I Blood Weapon'd and got her down to 1% with me out of MP and with about 30 HP left well I swung and...what a surpise I miss -.- (crappy DRK accuracy ftl) I ended up dieing. I HP'd and I came back with my trusty scythe ^^d and beat the crap out of her. 0/1 But wait there's more! I came back a few days later and started killing Jagils while going to kill the occasional Clot (got Clot Plasma on my 2nd Clot ^^d). I killed those stupid Jagil for 3 hours 40 minutes *eye twitches*. Well long story short she spawned I killed her no drop. /sigh 0/2 -.- Good luck to all that are going to camp this little *beep* you'll need it. >.>
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# Feb 07 2007 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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It must be simply luck. I have no use for the pants. I just like
killing NMs; even the sucky ones with no drop. Serra spawned died
and dropped the pants first try. I sold them for some pocket change.

I hunted and killed while farming for U.shells and she popped but didn't
drop. 1/1 then became 1/2. ...just a luck thing.

edit: boots not pants... see how much I needed them? lol. All I
remembered was that they were for dragoons.

Edited, Feb 7th 2007 4:49pm by Dufflite

edit again: 1/3 now. I didn't care much, was just trying for Maelstrom
blu magic and was in the area. I killed it in front of 2 afk people being
all cutesy-wutesy lovey on the beach.. /puke.

Edited, Feb 7th 2007 4:56pm by Dufflite
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# Jan 05 2007 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
The spawn time on this seems to be pretty random, but every now and then i get lucky running through bibiki bay and see the ****** while im clamming. He's easy to bring down, did it with a 60war/30nin and on my 66rdm/33blm. Just gotta watch for screwdriver otherwise he doesn't hit too hard, but has fairly good acc, so hits almost every time.
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# Nov 22 2006 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
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(-_-) camped this thing for about hmmmm....7hours now total (yesterday for about 4hours, just hit hour number 3today). Nothing yet, I'm killing every Jagil in sight. Cannot get it to spawn. any ideas??
Came back for another round
# Oct 05 2006 at 6:25 AM Rating: Decent
52 posts
Came back this morning for my boots.Got some assistance this time thoughso it wouldn't take long and Serra popped in about 30 min. We beat her down and I walked away with a nice new shiney pair of Volans Greaves. 1/2 on Serra ^^ b

# Oct 04 2006 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Okay,check this out.Well,I am a 60WHM and I've been leveling DRG recently. I just got to lv.40 today. Looking around the A.H. and I see these boots. So I check alla to see what's up with them and how I can get a pair. I read through all the postings and seen that a 75WHM had trouble with Serra. I was kind of discouraged after I read that,but not enough to make me not try to solo the N.M.XD I headed right over to Bibiki Bay to see if I could best her. I brought along my npc because I already knew if I tried it on my own I would not succeed.(not enough damage)I got RR2 up and P3 and S3 up. I casted Ice Spikes for Paralyze. I even casted stoneskin a few times throughout the fight but realized very soon that if I continued I would run out of MP. I let Serra take my HP down to around 200 and used Divine Seal+Cure4.Then I let her do it again and this time I 2hr'd.Keep in mind I was using Flash to keep hate on me because my npc is only level 37. My npc was set Fierce Attacker. Well,anyway,I beat Serra and unfortunately didn't get the drop,but I beat Serra :). I was so happy,60WHM/30BLM FTW!

# Aug 29 2006 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Camped him for a few hours today, I've seen the pop time vary greatly. When I first got there, he popped within 30 minutes of killing placeholders. Exactly 1 hour 20 minutes later, he popped again, so I can confirm that he can pop much before the 2 hour mark of his last ToD. During my last camp, it took him about 3 hours 30 minutes to repop. Pretty bad drop rate though, 0/6 with TH and some "lucky" items. Currently going for 200k on Ramuh as of 8/30/06.

I can also confirm this previous post:

"This guy is easy to kill, leave your character on for 3-6 hours and do something productive, if your over lv 60 nothing will aggro, and if you see she wasn't killed, if chatfilters stay down, then kill PHs and she will pop quickly, than standing there dumb founded for 10 hours"

3 of the times I went to Serra where she hadn't been camped for 2-4 hours, and all 3 times she popped within 30 min.

EDIT: I can confirm that if uncamped, he can pop within 5-10 minutes of you getting there and killing PH. I killed 1 PH set and he popped. Also, 0/11 now.

Edited, Aug 31st 2006 at 2:11am EDT by neuroticelite

Edited, Sep 14th 2006 at 1:30am EDT by neuroticelite
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# Aug 29 2006 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
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*double post*

Edited, Aug 31st 2006 at 12:40am EDT by neuroticelite
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# Aug 27 2006 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Been camping this sob for hours.... nothing
# Aug 19 2006 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
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farming U Shells, figured i'd look up some info on Isle to see if any NM's are here, found out about this one, so killed the PH's and Uragnites for about 1hr, Serra pops, did Slug shot for 1.8k, took off maybe 20%, did barrage, took off 1.2k, did Slug again, same damage roughly, took her down to about 5%, didn't take much to finish her off, no drop. this is a nice place though, farming for U shells and killing this NM, could make alot of gilz doing this if all goes well...shells drop maybe 1/10, but i'm /nin, i shoulda went /thf, or /sam even to help get free TP, cause i kill the Uragnites w/ just slug. oh well, i'll be here for awhile doing it again.
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# Jul 17 2006 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
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just camped this for 3 and a half hours, it spawned, i killed it didnt get the drop, went and watched the T.V. for about 40 min, then came back and started killing jagils again, bout 30 min later it poped again, killed it no drop ;; so first spawn took 3 and a half hours 2nd spawn was only like an hour and 10 min later 0/2

P.S. i'm a 69PLD/thf with TH camping this, and no i'm not camping it to sell it, i'm camping it to use for my drg wich is lvl 41, so for those of you who ask that you let the dragoons camp this when you see them there, i am a dragoon just useing a higher lvl job to get this drop.
# Apr 24 2006 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
99 posts
this Pug is annoying, I was out Farming U Shells with my LS mate and we come across this ****** while healing, I was DRG/THF and She was i think DRG/WHM and we was kicking its Striped ***, untill it hit her hard and fast quickly killing and De-levelng her, when that happened we got it down to about i'd say 30% then After she died, I called out Firewing, he was down to 20% and i was down in the red at about 100hp, thats when i bust out the Spirit Surge, and i got him down to 3% before it killed me off, Me and Dantai are going off for round two later >=) hehe
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# Apr 24 2006 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Today me and another BST found this NM and was like what is that NM we decided to engage fight and I told her we only use pet's to fight it just to check it out.

when one pet was down (decent challenge) another got charmed and enter the fight that way we after bout 10min and maybe 10 decent challenge mobs we got it down.

She was BST 37 I was BST 38.

No drop but I got 271 exp with dedication on.

I bet I could have killed it whiteout help with allot pets.

I would guess it's around lvl 45-48.

Edit. I do NOT agro or link it behave just like Jagils but use allot of the jump TP moves, really looks cool :D

Edited, Mon Apr 24 11:43:41 2006
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# Mar 23 2006 at 7:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Camped Serra a few times and caught her, with the unfortunate no drop. I really want these greaves but my THF is horribly trained and I'm just not up to getting TH2. Anyone on Pandemonium send me a /tell and help me out? ^_^
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Not too bad
# Mar 04 2006 at 5:03 AM Rating: Good
458 posts
My 38BST friend and me, a 39BST, easily duoed this NM in nine minutes. It gave me 189 xp with no exp band on.

Contrary to what the description says, it does not aggro.

Edited, Sat Mar 4 11:34:29 2006

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# Feb 23 2006 at 3:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm raising Dragoon, so I decided to after this NM as a RDM/BLM Lv.60. Fight was simple, the Coral Uragnites on the beach caused more damage to me thanks to their poison.

Couple of pointers to those attempting to camp.

- Pretty good guess that Serra is between levels 48-50 based on the 26 exp I got after killing her.

- Does not aggro to healing

- Pretty much just another Jagil with a lot more HP

- There are Jagils all over the beach, I found Serra hiding behind a rock after about three hours of camping. So be sure to look all over the beach if you think she is not popping.

- Not quite sure how sucky the drop rate is. Got the Greaves on my first kill. But based on some other posts here, sounds like I got lucky.
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New Moon?
# Jan 12 2006 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I killed this NM twice on a quarter moon and got nothing. Then I killed it on a new moon and got them. BTW is it true that Pugils are weaker when you fight them out of water?

BTW, this thing popped twice within an hour and a half for me.

Edited, Thu Jan 12 16:36:10 2006
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RE: New Moon?
# Jan 27 2006 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I didn't notice any difference fighting pugs in or out of water.
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RE: New Moon?
# Feb 06 2006 at 4:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I have never noticed a difference in pugil strength fighting in water rather than out. Watersday may have an effect on their strength, but that'd probably be the extent of it.
# Dec 19 2005 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
This guy is easy to kill, leave your character on for 3-6 hours and do something productive, if your over lv 60 nothing will aggro, and if you see she wasn't killed, if chatfilters stay down, then kill PHs and she will pop quickly, than standing there dumb founded for 10 hours
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# Dec 09 2005 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm currently 2/4 on the drop as RDM/BLM, absolutely amazing hearing so many people have gone 0/14, 0/10 etc. Both times didn't even plan to kill her, as I went to the island to try and get some Clot Plasma and Uragnite shells.

The Serra is a rainbow Pugil (a Jagil) with the Dragoon job. I know this because I fought her last night with Crimson Greaves and I got intimidated by her twice during the fight. Makes sense really. The Jagils have a WS called "Recoil Dive" which is basically "Jump" and the Serra drops DRG JSE boots.

** For those who don't know, the Crimson abjuration gear has the negative effect of the wearer occasionally being intimidated (unable to act for a turn) when fighting dragons, wyverns, Dragoon mobs and demons, as well as sometimes trying to cast any spells on Dragoon players. **
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# Oct 16 2005 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Killed place holders for a couple hrs. last night, no pop, I gave up (this place is empty so I was only one)

Got on this morning, popped after just a few kills, started to fight it as a 58 THF/RNG, wasn't hitting too hard, but had way too many HP (4000 +) had to flee and warp out. (didn't have any bolts but sleep)

Got to Jeuno, bought a better xbow, and all types of boltheads, went back, was still there, killed in a couple min. now (slug shot did 300+ now instead of 100) just filled TP with Bloody Bolts then switched to Venom for SS, put acid and blinds in occasionally too. No drop.

Logged out for a couple hrs. it popped in about 1 or so, same fight as before, got the drop.

Gave 26 exp. both times. (not sure what the new table is, but that should give a good idea of its level)

To the 51 SAM, you're probably gonna have a really hard time killing it if you can.
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# Oct 16 2005 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Been 4 hours camping this ************. No pop. Killing placeholders all the time (sam51/thf25) just.... W T F
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# Oct 29 2005 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Just like you, camped for four hours and not a sausage. He better pop today or I just may throw my monitor out the window. 1 hour lotto pop my foot...
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