Vana'diel Bestiary: Mahisha  

Found in:Phomiuna Aqueducts
Spawntime:8-12 Hours
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Truesight
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Light
Updated: Wed Aug 27 06:21:06 2008

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General Information

  • Spawns approximately every 8-12 hours in the area between (K-4) and (L-5) on the second floor of Phomiuna Aqueducts

Mahisha's Spawn Location
Mahisha's Spawn Location

    • Mahisha shares a spawn timer with the fomor notorious monster Eba. As such, Mahisha or Eba will spawn 8-12 hours after the last Eba or Mahisha was defeated.

Mahisha Special Attacks

  • Frightful Roar: AoE Defense down effect.

  • Triclip: Single target three-hit physical damage with an additional Dexterity Down effect.

  • Mow: AoE physical damage with an additional Poison effect.

  • Back Swish: Frontal cone AoE physical damage with an additional Knockback effect.

  • Unblest Armor: Self target Shell effect (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Mortal Ray: Single target Gaze Doom effect.

Historical Information

In Hindu mythology, Mahisha was an Asuran, and was said to be a monster with a bull head. He managed to best Indra, Kumara, and Vishnu (using the avatars of Narasimha and Varaha) in combat, and took the death beam from Shiva's third eye without injury. The Devas, realizing they had no other option, created the goddess Durga by merging their powers together. Due to the incredible level of power within her, Durga quickly dispatched Mahisha with her bare hands.

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Sinister mask
# Jun 06 2008 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
157 posts
1/3 on Mahisha, if that can give an idea of the drop rate...
PLD75 ~ Siren server
San d'Oria Rank 10, Windurst Rank 10, Bastok Rank 6, CoP done, Zilart 16, Aht Urgan ~30ish
Character erased - June 07
# Mar 31 2007 at 11:49 AM Rating: Good
800 posts
Galka whm and hume nin duoed this thing easy. sadly not a single drop, but it was a great fight!
# Dec 02 2006 at 6:18 PM Rating: Good
445 posts
Mahisha went down at about 9:10 today on Asura... we fought him as a rag-tag sorta group: BST NIN BLU BLU COR WHM

I was playing BST. Charmed and 2 houred an IT++ Makara and pulled with the pet. Let the pet tank until it had a bunch of hate and was getting hit hard. When the pet died, Mahisha was at about 2/3 life. NIN and BLUs back-tanked. We took it down with only the WHM dying near the end because of poison, mow, and back swipe real quick.

No drop.
Hitokage - Asura
BLM: 75 WHM: 37 BST: 59

Rheywolf - BLM is a glass cannon. Sure, they can MB Freeze on a slime for 6,000 damage. But it takes the average beastman 3.5 seconds to disembowel a BLM and unceremoniously defile the remains.

Morgrist - BLM: Elemental - mostly mental.
Spawn time?
# Nov 26 2006 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
If anyone has any idea fo the spawn time it would be greatly appreciated.
5 ppl subligar hunter
# Oct 14 2006 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Too week tough !

We where there with 5 ppl 2x NIN/WAR 1x THF/NIN 1x DRG/WAR 1x WHM/BLM

We hit the room by accident and gave it a try :D
Never had Problems with shadows and got the drop too

Funny NM too weak
pop time
# Jun 12 2006 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
226 posts
what is the spawn time for this nm? thanks
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# Apr 01 2006 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Easy solo fight as bst been killing without troubles but my question is that no one seems to wonder is whats the respawn on this sucker i kill one day next time i saw up was 3 days later cant belive that long respawn so anyone else found one yet? i assume a group going for PM mission would take this down and thats why i lost track of it any help would be great in tracking down this spawn time. Thanks
I love oil spills
# Jan 08 2006 at 1:21 AM Rating: Excellent
3,769 posts
Easily soloable by an Oil spill. Took out mahisha after taking out 2 other IT stegotaurs at once. Just make sure to smash axe when it readies mortal ray, and the slime can't lose.

God I love my job.

EDIT: and it doesn't link.

Edited, Sun Jan 8 00:23:54 2006
Maybe if we wait long enough, he'll tell us about how he walked barefoot uphill through snow both ways in Uleregand and defeated the evil Snoll Tzar with nothing but a stack of pebbles. Men were men back then. Mithra were men, too, but they don't talk about that.

Mellowy is awesome, now.
I'm sorry. My hoovercraft is full of Summoners. As soon as I claim a thread, they just flood out and cover the whole place. Slippery suckers, those Summoners.
I love oil spills
# Apr 24 2008 at 5:06 AM Rating: Decent
157 posts
If HE doesn't link, then the Stegos around him does. -.-

For sure.
PLD75 ~ Siren server
San d'Oria Rank 10, Windurst Rank 10, Bastok Rank 6, CoP done, Zilart 16, Aht Urgan ~30ish
Character erased - June 07
BST Duoable
# Oct 20 2005 at 5:23 PM Rating: Excellent
945 posts
This is duoable by two Beastmasters.

Me (BST40/WHM20) and my friend Medicinebow (BST40/WHM20) saw this NM on Wide Scan while we did some Subligar hunting.

We had two Decent Challange Gloops with us, so we Familiared then, and pulled him up the ladder to where we were (Had to wait a bit for the Stegotaurs to move out of linking way).

I pulled him with Dia. Our Gloops did nice damage to him, we used 3 Pet Food Deltas on them between us and did 2 Sics each. By 10%, both Gloops had died so we called for Courrier Carrie. We finished the battle with them (while meleeing) and got the Sinister Mask.

Afterward, we found Tres Duendes' and Duendes Amoroso. We took them on for fun but lost. Oh well.

(PS, we also got WHM/SMN Subligar and Monk Subligar)
-Metah on Lakshmi-

Spinshark wrote:
Ah, Metah, one of my favorite old-school groupies.

Soloed Miser Murphy and Guardian Statue for my own RDM AF Hat. Murphy: Done Level 59, Guardian: Done Level 62.
Very easy with evasion tanking!
# Sep 25 2005 at 6:24 PM Rating: Excellent
191 posts
An 8-member subligar hunting team almost wiped to Mahisha when it linked with a Stegotaur - except for their THF/NIN. Mahisha hits so slowly and often missed the thief to the point that he was able to hold Mahisha solo while two or three of our members reraised and waited for weakness to wear, at which point they finished Mahisha off.

The important thing to remember is that Mahisha kills shadows and hurts the whole party with its area TP abilities. Even a well-equipped ninja had trouble minimizing damage taken because of 4 or 5 other melee pounding at the same time. With just one thief on it, the TP abilities were few and far between.

I think a thf/nin and whm or rdm could duo Mahisha with the mage keeping stoneskin up and standing right behind the NM. An RDM can probably enfeeble and even sleep it (yes, lullaby landed the first time), while a WHM would be able to haste and use lower-hate Regen.
Wrish - Phoenix 75 smn 75 whm 75 blm 75 thf
# Sep 05 2005 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
138 posts
Beat this NM with 2x NIN THF and WHM
6 man party
# Aug 22 2005 at 5:39 AM Rating: Good
116 posts
We beat this NM with only 6 skilled men. We had 2 whms, 2 plds, drk, and ninja. Our ninja was tanking and died early so i casted raise on him and healed my mp while the other whm kept the rest of the party alive. The ninja finally was no longer weakened and took over the tanking duties again. During his weak state thou the 2 plds passed hate back and forth while me and the other whm were up and down taking turns getting to about 100mpish at most b4 the healing mage needed to rest. We never thought we would win everyone in that party that night proved to know how to handle there jobs well in a tough situation. We got the sinister mask but no one wanted it lol. We let it fall random.
Also, this party got so confidient that we decided to ty to beat tres with our 6 man team. We lost that battle but it was very close. We all got on the blm first and killed him fast then on to the bat. Me and other whm both had to reraise once during the battle....but me managed to regain our ground....But when tres was about 20% left, he was destroying us with some sort of aoe and the healing mp we had left in the party by that time just wasnt enough to keep us afloat until the end.
Sledd: 53 bard, 38 whm, 17 blm, 21 thf
.... just a mule :P
Main Character--> Boozer: 70 Rng, 63 Thf, 66 blu, 53 whm, 50 blm, 68 nin, 32 rdm, 33 war
Crafts: 93+2 alch, 58 smith, 58 wood, 55 cloth, 50 gold, 35 leather, 18 bone .... Rank 10 Bastok on Seraph Server
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Crafting mule: Boozers (formerly known as Doggiestyle) -> 100+3 bone,
60+1 leather, 52+1 alchemy

Crafting mule: Boozerjr -> 84.4+1 Clothcraft

Second account: Kyler (44 whm/blm)
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