Vana'diel Bestiary: Celphie  

Found in:Western Altepa Desert
Found at Location:I - 7
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Weak against Wind
Updated: Sat Feb 14 21:51:54 2009

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General Information

Celphie's Spawn Location
Celphie's Spawn Location

  • Once Hundred Fists is used, Celphie will receive an auto-regen effect that cannot be dispelled.

  • Celphie's roaming area is not confined to the (I-7) area where it spawns.

Celphie's Spawn Location

  • Whistle: Self target Agility boost (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Sonic Wave: Frontal cone AoE Defense Down effect.

  • Cold Stare: Frontal cone AoE Gaze Silence effect.

  • Berserk: Self target Attack bonus and Defense down effect (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Stomping: Single target physical damage.

  • Healing Breeze: AoE HP recovery effect.

  • Hundred Fists: Self target potent Attack speed increase (Effect cannot be dispelled). Denoted by the characteristic mob two-hour animation.

    • Characterically different than the normal Hundred Fists effect, Celphie's Hundred Fists effect will not wear off over time.

Historical Information

In African, more specifically Ethiopian, mythology, the Celphie was a five-legged cow who had the forearms of a human in place of their lower legs, and human hands in place of hooves.

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# Apr 15 2007 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
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If you plan on sleeping it when it uses hundred fists, be sure to put away your fellowship companion first. Soul Voice Paeons kept me alive through it, but barely.
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funniest battle ive seen
# Oct 18 2006 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Finally hit 75MNK/WAR the other day and decided to do a little adventuring and kill some random nms for the heck of it and since i was in altepa at the time i thought i would take on ol celphie. I started killing Desert Dhalmels and about an hr later she spawned and i started to pummel the poor thing down, after my first round she popped her 2hr and i just had to stop, if you havent seen a dhalmel do hundred fists then go fight her now :) i had to unlock and turn around just to watch her finish flailing around before i killed her. Dead before i got 100% tp and no drop =/ well worth the laugh though ^^
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# Oct 06 2006 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Found this one last night. I was there leveling 48 BST when I see it. I grabbed a Dhalmal and sent it fighting. At about 50% health, it used Mighty Strikes and quickly brought my pet to 25%. After it was dead, I grabbed another which linked with the NM. 2nd took down the NM with only a few HP being regened from the NM. All in all was about a 4 minute fight and got whistle to drop.
# Sep 17 2006 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Went out hunting her as a 70brd/whm. Fight started off fine, watched her do her two-hour for a moment just for giggles, then slept her.

And that's where it all went down-hill.

As a bard with uncapped sword skill I couldn't do enough damage to out-do her auto-regen. I'd hit her for 40, she'd regen back to full. I ended up having to sleep her for half an hour until I could get someone else to come out and help me kill her >_<

Not my best in-game memory, though I'm sure my LS will never let me forget it xP
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# Sep 13 2006 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Hello there guys, I used this forum as research just to make sure I could kill the NM. Truth is, this NM is just as easy as its PH's. YOU CAN SLEEP IT DURING HUNDRED FISTS lol. I destroyed this as 61thf. Took 3 hours to pop. Fight went as follows, Sneak attack, had tp so Dancing Edge, Celphie 2hrs, Meri > sleep bolt, Celphie wakes, Meri > sleep bolt, 2hr wears, tp up and dancing edge again for the kill and the Drop. If anyone is worried about this NM being difficult, dont be, its easy as hell :D. The NM spawns where the other posts say, near i-7, there are about 5 dhalmels all around the area, they are all PH's. Hope this clears anything up for you guys. Good hunting.
i think this thing is like 48 to 50
# Jun 24 2006 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
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i killed this guy in a pt of 6 all at 43. Got the drop but i was out lotted. Im comin back later as a high lvl thief to boost Trick attack.
This guy uses a thousand fists which is hilarious to watch when a dahalmal does it. If you havent seen it I highly recomend it.

Edited, Sat Jun 24 15:38:08 2006
Spawn conditions?
# Apr 08 2006 at 11:06 PM Rating: Good
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Does it have a placeholder or is it simply on a timer with no placeholder?
Somewhere out there, there is a road with 2 signs on it. One says "No Trespassing". The sign right next to it says "FREE KITTENS".
RE: Spawn conditions?
# Apr 20 2006 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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It has a placeholder.
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# Apr 07 2006 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Wanted to see a new face, and I like collecting weird items so I camped this NM.

Is virtually uncamped on my server. Popped in a short while and as somebody said below me with the exception of having hundred fists, is seemingly weaker than the desert dhalmel placeholders o.O?

1/1 on drop, lol.

Seeing this thing 2hr is freaking hilarious, it looks like it's rocking out.

Item itself seems a little useful for a pure, total evasion NIN.
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# Jan 09 2006 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Came across this NM while running thru West Altepa as my 62PLD, and immediately came to Alla to check the level. Saw a post where a 62THF said it wasn't that tough and decided to give it a go.

I was hitting her consistently for 70-90, and about 1/3 of the way thru the fight she used Berserk, which didn't really help her but allowed me to hit for 100-110 damage. Even with Berserk on, she was only hitting me for 22-25. At half health she used Hundred Fists, which, as everyone else is saying, looks hilarious. As soon as she really got going I used Flash, and she couldn't hit me. Got in a couple more swings, and used Vorpal Blade for 541 damage, which ended the fight. Never really noticed her Auto-Regen effect. XD

All in all, the fight only took as long as it took me to get TP. Got 23exp, a slice of dhalmel meat, and a giant femur. No drop, but the fight was easy- used a Cure III after the fight, that was it. She almost seemed easier to kill than the other dhalmels in the area.

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# Dec 05 2005 at 5:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I haven't really heard of this NM till a LS buddy came across it in desert. The Dhalmel Whistle sounded nice for NIN and RNG so i thought i'd bring my THF over to give it a shot.

I got the time of when they fought it and i totally forgot, so i went to the area and didn't seem like anyone was camping - but it took a good 4 hours till i finally got Celphie. She does pop at I-7 as lottery of Dhalmel, i'm guessing it spawns anywhere from between 2-4 hours, the area she pops in can be hard to track of without wide scan, or worrying about anyone going by and goin "Ooooh look and NM".

The fight isn't really tough for a 62THF, i had bloody bolts with me, her Hundred Fists was hilarious though. Everytime she actually hit me did about 40ish damage. And i did notice a decent HP regen i was trying to save TP to finish her off but i did notice her HP Regen a bit, so i hope you got productive damage, and if this helps for anyone soloing - i say biggest threat is links, Hundred fists, and HP Regen - other than that easy fight... and /sigh no drop =\
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# Sep 07 2005 at 4:40 PM Rating: Good
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Celphie was a fun kill. ^^ I couldn't tell if the drop was 100% or not, the first time I camped it someone else got the claim, and the drop. 2 hours later it respawned, and I got the drop.
It was awesome having a little extra to pimp out my NIN for those subjob levels.
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# Aug 18 2005 at 3:04 PM Rating: Good
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I went to kill this as a BLM42 with a SAM57 buddy. He recieved 17exp, but no drop. It used Hundred Fists when it was at 75% hp, looked very funny. ^^ I can say that it for sure doesn't agro, as my pt was going up to it, poking it, taking pictures, whatever. I was following it around, ready to claim and kite it if my friend was going to be beat to it. It spawned near very close to Revolution Rock.

Very low level
# Aug 17 2005 at 6:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'd guess maybe level 45. I was leveling my npc with my bst and I had an uncapped (meaning always equal to my level) jug pet out, and it was hitting the dhalmel for 225-280 damage regular hits, my level 34 NPC was hitting it for 30-50 (she uses a great axe) and got in a critical for 89 damage. I didn't even get a chance to use a weaponskill.

Didn't drop collar. =/

Edit #1: I have killed it/seen it three times today now. At around 7am, 9am and 11am. A JP Thf beat me to claim third time. Seems to be a 2 hour, on the dot, respawn. Still no collar.

Edit #2: Had to log off after third sighting, but went back this evening and camped for close to 3 hours without seeking it again. Guess it's not a 2 hour-on-the-dot respawn. =/

Edited, Thu Aug 18 00:11:13 2005
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# Aug 16 2005 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Killed it easily as a 75rdm/rng (lol). Put up Phalanx and went at it. Maybe hit me 4-5 times total, including his 2hr, Hundred Fists. Maybe around lvl50?
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lvl ?
# Aug 15 2005 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
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lvl of this mob ? any guesstimates ?
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# Aug 14 2005 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Oooh, that whistle would be VERY nice for a Ninja.. The only problem would be getting another, unless they're cheap. Haven't checked, though.
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# Aug 14 2005 at 11:44 PM Rating: Decent
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rare/ex foooo lol
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