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Vana'diel Bestiary: Biast  

Family:Dragon
Found in:Xarcabard
Level:70
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Light
Drops:
Updated: Fri Jul 4 23:09:39 2008

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General Information

Biast's Spawn Location
Biast's Spawn Location

  • Respawn window is approximately 21 hours after its last ToD, though it can take considerably longer before it actually spawns.

  • Has a potent intimidation effect.

  • Biast's physical attacks have an additional Terror effect that cannot be dispelled.

Biast Special Attacks

  • Petro Eyes: Frontal cone Gaze Petrification effect.

  • Voidsong: AoE Dispel and self target full status removal effects.

  • Chaos Blade: Frontal cone AoE physical damage with an additional Curse effect.

  • Lodesong: AoE Gravity effect.

  • Thornsong: Self target Blaze Spikes effect. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Heavy Stomp: AoE physical damage with an additional Paralysis effect.

  • Body Slam: Massive AoE physical damage.

  • Wind Breath: Frontal cone AoE Wind based magic damage.

  • Poison Breath: Frontal cone AoE Water based magic damage with an additional Poison effect.

  • Flame Breath: Frontal cone AoE Fire based magic damage.

Historical Information

In Irish legend, the Biast is a giant serpent said to dwell in lakes.

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The most fun I've had in a long time
# Feb 08 2010 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Just got done duoing with a 75blu/nin and a 75sam/dnc (me). It got pretty hairy a couple times, due to me getting petrified cause I was slow to turn, got me down to about 1/4 and the blu down to ~1/2, but we pulled it out. Blu basically solo'd the last 1/4 of him due to me being petrified, then with a sliver of HP left on the dragon, petrify dropped, and I Gekko'd for the kill. 1/2, helm actually dropped on both kills I was part of, but I lost lot on the first one.


Thanks, Illistyl, it was a fun fight.
ToD on Unicorn
# Aug 30 2009 at 1:41 PM Rating: Good
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If anyone cares, I have a ToD for this guy on Unicorn server:

5:14 p.m. / 17:14 EST today (Sunday, the 30th of August '09)



Edited, Aug 30th 2009 5:49pm by EurydiceKitty
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# Apr 22 2009 at 4:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I dont know the repop time sadly I've never had much reason to camp this NM.

But for those that deem the 2% haste worth it at level 60 cap events or at least until you can wear your walmart turban at 75... more power to you, I say.

Anyway, This NM is SO EASY.

Just a bunch of HP, only thing that could be potentially dangerous is if you melee it.

My Biast experience started with a LS mate yelling for help on LS... (I did have much to do so I responded, "I'll help."

I didn't know what to bring so I just brought something nuetral that cant assist without contact yet can DD also if necessary, as well as do Magic damage.
I had no Idea what I was fighting all I knew was that I was headed to Xarc.

I /sh a tele and i'm there in 2 mins. I find my Ls mate where shadow dragon pops sort of struggling to hold him down with sleep/bind/grav as blm.

He asks me what Job I decided to come as. WOOOT WOOT I brought my COR, and subbed SAM. (why /sam you ask for all those COR's out there) Well you'll see.

BLM basically was Nuke/sleep/bind/grav/stunning the NM SO basically it only looked like i could refresh him... (Too bad I'm a cor that's active and not Passive in any situation. I start building TP with meditate and using chaos and wizards roll on myself, and wizards and evokers on the blm. Also Third Eye came in handy with HQ Earth Staff when he managed to catch a hit on me. (Kept it on at all times really).

We basically were Timed-Zerging in short bursts. He'd AM II. And I'd manage 2 Quick Draws and a WS, equally about 1k dmg per round. Blm ended up dying do to petrification but Light Shot does stick and I managed to hold the NM very easily while BLM came back. At this point I realized I could have solo'd it with light shot/meditate/GunWS and still be untouched.



(I'll make an important note. His Petrification move really is a pain and could end up getting you killed if you are attempting to solo this NM.) I got petri'd once and it lasted 4 mins no lie.)

Lastly Some of the jobs that can solo this... (I'd say anything that can stick a sleep and do considerable damage after it wakes up, without bein hit at the same time.)

BLM/RDM/SCH/WHM(repose and Magic atk bonus in new update [1k Holy's ftw])

Surpringly I know Cor should be able to solo this.
And I'm putting faith in Blu even though I've never seen blu kite things in a sleep/kite manner as it's more of a front line job.

Hope my experience helps someone. It was a fun fight, overall and was something new (finally lol).








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# Oct 19 2008 at 6:39 AM Rating: Good
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My husband and I were sitting around waiting for our linkshell to finish gathering for Dynamis-Xarcabard, he was out killing elementals, I was sitting at the markings dinking around on my laptop. Behind me, he lets out the worst gasp ever, like he had just dropped an important item or saw something horrific.

"B-Biast"
"what?"
"BIAST!"

So I get off my tush and start trucking it over to where he's at, spamming "Biast popped!" in linkshell chat, got a few others back from being afk, and we go at it. Had a few BLMs, a few PLDs, me (MNK), and some other random DDs. We make short work of him (he really does have horrific accuracy...), and the helm drops. Everyone who can use it lots, and, not thinking I had a chance, I lot...a 996.

My BST is gonna love this. <3
Finally
# Sep 08 2008 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been helping my husband camp this thing off and on for ages. He is a 63 war/sam (doesn't sub ninja), so this helm is really useful for him to knock some enmity off.

We first saw Biast while farming for Ahriman Lens in Xarcabard. We saw the dragon, looked it up, and my husband really loved the helm. He wanted to try to duo it with me (I'm 75 WHM), which of course turned out to be a miserable failure, lol. The terrorize can be really nasty. We called a couple of friends, a 75 pld and 75 rdm to come help. By the time we got there, two people already claimed it. They died though and we took it. No drop.

After that we started camping it a lot. Well the other day he starts to get serious about it and camps it for almost two days straight (with some sleep breaks). Finally Biast pops in single ice weather. I wasn't there, but I saw on his screen that Biast will aggro you no matter how far you run away after killing the Shadow Dragon. Me, some LS, and some friends quickly came to help (75 NIN/DNC, 75 DRK, 75 PLD, 75 BLM, 75 RDM) and over-killed it. It dropped! My husband finally got it.

Pain in the *** guy to camp, but the helm is really nice for some jobs.
Whats the odds?
# May 16 2008 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Was on the way to do CoP 3-5 today, Our whm teleport-vhazl's us, and warps to go pick up our drk. Me, Sch51, and my mate Sam75 start heading off towards beaucidine and low and behold Shadow Dragon's in our path, I tell him to kill it and say "If Biast pops I'm running like ****." Shadow dragon dies, fades away, and then I see Biast pop from behind the rock im hiding. Yell for the others to get back here asap, and we run the dragon down to a place where i can try to cure. Sam friend realizes he's on completely wrong set of macro's and doesn't last very long. I hp, and the our drk that just arrived, deathwarps to get Pld, and I quickly change to Blm and outpost back out. Hunt for a minute to find him again, and gravity bind him until the others arrive. After that was a easy battle, seeing as whole CoP group showed up. Alas we won with no drop, but was good sport.
Damn you SE....DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!
# May 14 2008 at 7:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Well you can probably tell by the title that this is a rant topic. Here goes.... I've camped this ******* NUMEROUS times only to have this a$$hole of an NM NEVER pop for me. Thats right...NEVER. I'm talking sometimes 8+ hours after his last ToD window opens to have him not pop for me. Very frustrating. So, now for sh*ts and giggles I'll OP to Xarcabard when it's under a nation's control every now and then and kill shadow dragon just to see if he pops. Dragon drops about 1,500 gil for me so I kind of make back my money for the waste of OP trips. Well, after tons of times doing this, he actually popped for me yesterday. I freak out, panic and search the zone for possible threats to outclaim me. Noone in the zone! AWESOME! I check my 2 LS for help to take this guy down....NOONE IS ON EITHER LS! OMG NOOOO! lol. 3 people on my social LS and 4-5 on my BST LS but all as other low level jobs in exp partys. >.<; So I'm flipping out and notice a SMN OPs to the zone and notices that Biast is up. Mexican standoff time. He's not wanting to claim it and I'm begging 75 BLM in my social to please come and help. He agrees OPs there and we engage just as help arrives for the newly arrived SMN. I'm 75 BST/NIN and he is beating the crap out of my poor CC. She is barely even attacking him from the Terrorize move he uses. I'm using Reward every single time timer is up and he finally kills my 1st CC. 15 seconds left on Call Beast timer. >.<; so I blink tank it till timer is up, pop another CC and quickly use Snarl. BLM is slowly DoT'ing Biast and tossing in a few nukes/status down spells here and there. Then 1 large nuke later and Biast turns all his attention to the Taru BLM, who is quickly getting beat to death. Taru is down to 127 HP's, I'm Snarling like crazy to get hate back on me and CC, which I finally do. BLM sits to heal and aggros a Skeleton, lmao. So I toss CC at the bones to take hate off poor BLM. It works and I use 1 last Rampage followed by Snarl as BLM tosses a Thunder IV at Biast. The nuke kills Biast and what do we see in the treasure pool after that long, intense fight!?!?! NOT A *******'D THING! Man I was so mad, lol. BLM has no clue why I'm mad cuz he didn't even know this NM existed much less what it dropped. So I tell him about Patroclus' helm and he starts to understand now and cries for me, lol. But, thats how this game goes. It's is such a slap in the face from SE on NM's like this and Kreutzet to have such messed up pop timers only to have to go numerous times fighting these guys to get a drop. SE really needs to adjust some of these drop rates on problamatic NM's like this. Especially on force pop NM's like Bugbear Matman... I went 1-6 on Matman which is an absolute kick in the nuts considering the time/gil it took to attain his pop item. Sorry so long winded...but I just had to, lol. Well, I'll go back today for Biast at 21+ mark again only to have him not pop for me again I guarantee. /rant off.

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Duoable by thf/dnc or /nin and drg/blu
# Apr 12 2008 at 6:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Finally came face to face with this homeboy after days worth of camping it during hickory lumber farming. Of course it was pure luck to have even seen it up. Had just been fooling around with Alky and pallas with friend when I decided I had enough with a Friday night farming session(more players around)and wanted to go try hickory lumber farming during full moon. Shadow dragon wasn't up on port out but not 20 minutes later I decide to go check to see if it were up while friend went around killing gigas. Found dragon was claimed by a passer by, killed, they went on their way and it was show time, Biast popped exactly as shadow dragon poofed.

The problem with this round was that I wasn't prepared for it as thf/dnc so I didn't have TP on my side. Still Biast has extremely poor acc vs a thf and if I had started with 300 TP, after all the petrifys and terrors, I would have survived fine solo perhaps with luck. Needless to say I had drg help for it. Long story short petrify did me in. After trying to survive for a bit and not working out, friend ran to zone while I gave up, died, and HP'd and ran back as thf/nin. Had it easy as no terror or petrify moves were done til 25% HP left on round 2. Biast has less acc than the **** shadow dragon. Sleep bolts do work on Biast if needed for any reason. Bloody bolts are a go. Intimidation effect is surprisingly very strong but doesn't cripple you. 1/1 on helm.

I would say for you solo fans out there that it's very much possible to solo but job dependant of course. Don't be afraid of it and give it a shot solo and see what you come up with. It does not spam terror, petrify or para, but when they come evasion will get you by for a long while and the para will probably give you a scare if not packing dnc or mage job. I suspect nin/dnc or nin/anything easily solo, thf/nin or thf/dnc is possible, perhaps dnc/nin, and obviously rdm. Just don't panic if **** hits the fan, try to fight it in an area no one will wander to so if you do die you can buy some time and call for backup.
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# Dec 14 2007 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, my drg is nearing 60 so I decided to try for helm. Took me 3 days of goin for a few hrs to kill Shadow Dragon for Biast to pop. Duo'd him easy with 75NIN/RNG(me)(for WS cuz ruuning around searching for shadow sux =P) and got a RDM/WHM friend to help. only problem happened when i got petrified while inviting him lol. He seems to have horrible acc, Intimidates ALOT though. Went 1/1 on drop.

Petrification lasts a long time if you dont have stona. But I think its a sight attack so maybe if you turn it will miss. Don't know for sure b/c he only used it once.
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Diabolos pt killed biast
# Nov 05 2007 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Was going to fight diabolos the other day. One of the blms start screaming in teamspeak BIAST HAS ME BIAST HAS ME. She sleeps it we run to the zone instead of using draw in it just catches up to us. I think to myself wait that blm just slept him...Guys Nuke stun sleep nukse stun sleep nuke stun sleep. We do that and for about 7 minutes we are fighting him. Halfway through fight teh zone gets pretty full with a goup who just left dynamis. They sit there and watch as we sleep and nuke him over and over. Only one death from the idiot blm who decided to rest infront of a lost soul >_>. All in all a fun fight The helm dropped which went to the rdm/drk whos drk was also 75
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# Aug 06 2007 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I was getting op and I saw Shadow Dragon up so I kill it off and I thought it would be funny if Biast pops I look around waited and there he goes pops behind me and kills me ; ; had whm friend come out raise me then I got a few people to come back out and kill

Setup: 71THF/NIN SMN72/WHM SMN62/WHM 75BLM/RDM

THF tanked it real well the only problem was dealing w/ petrify we had to kite him around for a bit waiting for it to wear then kept going we eventually killed and Helm dropped THF was so excited his WAR is 75 so he enjoyed it alot


Edited, Aug 8th 2007 4:54pm by Shadowxreaver
Tried solo, failed, Did duo.
# Jul 09 2007 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I was walking back from helping someone fight Black Coney, and decided I'd kill the Shadow dragon to see if it(Biast) would pop. To my suprise it did. I was RDM74/NIN37. Did pretty good solo, had it to about 75% after about 10 min but I went to convernt and paralyze kicked in and took convert away from me, had only 30mp and 600 HP, which quickly went away as my buffs (Haste, Stoneskin, phalanx) did.

Well, I sent a /tell to a 75 WHM friend of mine, she came out, raised me, after weakness wore, we proceeded to take it on. I would be lying if I said it was easy, but we weren't ever really in any threat of dying at any point either. No drop. No big loss though, as neither of us have jobs high enough to use it. But I do have ToD now, and friends that wouldn't mind such a noval item.
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# Jun 30 2007 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I'm on Migard, and I saw this helm twice. Once in Whitegate by some random person, and by fellow LS member, Shishkat, has it. I said it is pretty cool for its level, but Chaos Burgeonet is better for DRK. So I decide to camp Biast. Took me 2 days, but I camped Nue along with Biast. So after two days of pretty much non-stop camping/watching T.V. I killed the stupid dragon, and then 10 secs later Biast pops. I was like oh ****. 70DRK/35WAR I had no chance. Dented it with a Berserk+SE Guillotine but I knew I was gonna die. 75 RDM/NIN walks by and Raises me and starts to fight him. I was pretty ****** since I spent 2 days camping him, but he invited me which was nice. We proceded to do okay with him tanking but then I drew hate and died and it was him again. Terrorized vs Paralyze, but Terrorized got the better of him. HAX. A group of 75s and a L60 WHM otw to do WHM AF Fight in Fei'Yin claim it. I asked them if they could please invite me because I was camping him for the past 2 days non-stop. They did, and we slaughtered Biast. Helm dropped ^^ and they let me have it. I forgot their names but If you read this Thank you so very much. One of my greatest moments in FFXI, and I now I have a different outlook on NMs and fellow campers. I told them I would help with the AF fight, we slaughtered the NM, but the WHM didn't lot it, and some one else got it lol. Good Luck with this NM, as this helm is a novelty. Looks cool ^^
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# Jun 10 2007 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah im running along as 75BLM/RDM I see shadow dragon, ok no big deal I stop kill it, and kneel to heal some MP and HP, well Biast pops, never seen him before, thinking im good I can take him too. Was I ever wrong, I got taken out in 3 hits lol. Then some 4 people run up and kill it. They didnt get a drop.
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# Jun 01 2007 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Got my drg to 61, and I want this helm to replace the other craptastic alternatives.

So... I camped him to get ToD, started on May 24th.

I researched all the online sources I could find to try to get a better grasp of when he would pop since the 21-72 window is more than absurd, but then again, we are dealing with the morons at Square Enix, so anything goes, no matter how stupid or idiotic.

Notice the day in which I am posting this. June 2nd. Still no helm, and no one has killed this NM but me since I started. That's right, 0/8. O for friggin 8, and that includes 6 fights in which there was a 75 thf present equipped with thf knife, thf af2+1 hands.

Killed with 6, no drop, killed with just 2 (War/nin & whm/blm), no drop. *headache*

What I have noticed, and the reason I am posting, isn't my horrid luck with the NM, but the spawn pattern. Each and every spawn it has popped right in the exact place of the corpse of the placeholder as it disappears, never once have I seen itspawn anywhere other than that. Each time it also immediately aggro'd to me.

The time between spawns is what has driven me nuts, and created a huge lack of sleep.

Pop #1 38hours after ToD
Pop #2 32hours after ToD
Pop #3 36hours after ToD
Pop #4 33hours after ToD
Pop #5 38hours after ToD
Pop #6 35hours after ToD
Pop #7 34hours after ToD
Pop #8 37hours after ToD
Pop #9 39hours after ToD
Pop #10 38hours after ToD ----- FINALLY DROPPED

So as for the 21-72, as you can tell, I haven't seen anything but 32-38hour spawns. I would love to see it spawn within the 21-24 time frame, just to save me time and sleep, BUT, haven't had that luck so far.

Needless to say, I am hating this camp, but refuse to let am utterly retarded spawn timer and drop rate ratio beat me, so, I'm here until it drops.

The fights have been easy each time with 3+ members, the only fight with difficulty was the 2-man, war and whm fight. The whm caught early aggro while I was terror'd and died, had rr3 up, but the rest of the fight went with weakened mp, and then caught skeleton aggro when resting, so that was fun.

that's right, F.U. SE, where is the common sense?!

(Sorry for the long post, this camp is tedious.)


Addition:

Took 10 kills but the ****** finally dropped. I am so relieved.
Drop came on a Full Moon, Dark Weather, Windsday, 2 person party kill. War/nin and whm/blm.

Edit #1: Editted stupid typo's
Edit #2: Editted stupid typo's i missed teh first time
Edit #3: Added in Pop #9 suckery
Edit #4: YAY FINALLY GOT THE **** HAT!!!!!!



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Edited, Jun 2nd 2007 8:45pm by Lastingfear

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Helm FTW
# Mar 26 2007 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
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killed with THF WHM WHM set up, was really a pretty kewl fight.
It pops within 5-15 sec after Shadow Dragon dies, normally pops in the same place where shadow dragon fades away, althou i have heard of it popping in different areas just never witnessed it.

Pop window is id say is 18-24 hr mark
What a joke!
# Mar 21 2007 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
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As a RNG75 I solo'd this guy basically. Had a WHM friend from LS later join. All she basically did was cure me once in a while or remove terrorize! I always carry sleep, holy, and bloody bolts. Have them equiped when Im not in a PT just in case I do see NM's. Othinus bow is main but for situation when I solo or fight NMs it's Machine Crossbow! Can be solo'd by a RNG 70+ IMO that is good and has some decent eva+ and racc+ gear. The only thing is this fight will last quite a while took me about 20 minutes. Sleeping it, using bloody bolts and Rampage when I had 100% TP. He was hitting me for 100 damage but I was draing for 50+ HP most of the time and having shadows ready! So any RNGs give it a go.



Edited, Mar 21st 2007 11:59am by Raztix
What a joke!
# Feb 06 2009 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
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ahahhaha, i'm getting hit for 200 as sam and only got it to 50% before i died, you fail.
What a joke!
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LOL Obviously You Don't Know What The Word Solo Is You Had A Whm Cure And Remove Terrorize That's Not Soloing That's Duoling Omg Please PPL When You Put Stuff Up Like This Make Sure You Say It Right LOL
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Yeah and when you say it, make sure to capitalize every word in the sentence to make yourself look like that much more of an idiot.
What a joke!
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# Mar 06 2007 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
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What does this guy have "Intimidate Everything" trait? I couldn't move ><
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# Nov 28 2006 at 3:09 AM Rating: Decent
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easily duoable with nin/war or mnk/nin + any mage that can remove it's enfeebs, possibly soloable with nin/whm, last time i tanked it (nin75) i only lost 3 shadows the whole fight

2/3 on helm drops
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# Nov 28 2006 at 3:06 AM Rating: Decent
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double post - sorry

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# Nov 26 2006 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
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This has to be the highlight of my day, I'm running to dynamis and im drg/sam
I see shadow dragon and i kill it. I decide to wait for the heck of it and low and behold biast appears

I claim it and throw up seigan and third eye and im doing ok, but i know its going to kill me. I start telling my ls to get their butts out to help. I have to 2 hour than I just run trying to get to my ls, as soon as im about to die, i d/c

My ls got it and killed it, no drop but I was able to solo it to about 75%, so i was happy, and it was one of those cool moments u remeber for a while

Oh and no drop btw, after that fight I was thinking with a little luck a drg/nin could prolly solo the thing, I mean third eye was working pretty good, but the drg would have to be 74-75 of course.


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# Nov 26 2006 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
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So I was running to camp Nue (I hate Nue! 0/4). And Shadow dragon was up, and I've killed shadow dragon tons of times, so I figured why not. So I kill him.. and wouldn't you know it, this boy pops >_>. So I'm a 75sam/thf lol. Luckily since the update Seigan allowed me to kite him for a good 5 minutes until a rdm from my ls showed up, then I died lol. But still! sam/thf kiting for 5 minutes without dying! I deserve and award >_>;. Anways, in a matter of seconds after about 8 people from my ls show up and we spank this thing. And it dropped.. ..nothin!
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# Oct 27 2006 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
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in an attempt to get stuff for my war i went on a roll, getting Fransisca, then Tungi, then Dainslaif. . .Biast here i come. Camped him prior to our dynamis-xarcabad (where i get beaten to my AF2 by the only 1 lotting against me by a meager 4 points !) and after. And then i KNEW he WOULD pop for sure. . .

Since i had company i would pull the shadow with sleep, then applying stoneskin/phalanx/haste/enspell/barparalyze just in case Biast comming before engaging. As a RDM75 the shadows have a hard time hitting me at all, the few hits scored barely making a dent into my stoneskin. . .but this 1 was reeking of NM.

First of he hit 80%+, eating through my stoneskin pretty fast. Also at ~10% he used Petro Eyes. . .and i failed to resist leaving me seriously stoned for a ******* 5mins. . .ultimately costing me a bunch of MP.

Then Biast spawned like 5-10seconds after the Shadow Dragon model vanished. . .i was recasting stonesking/haste/phalanx/utsu and cure since i was so sure he would come. . .and he did.

fight
As noticed that guys has lousy accuracy and even worth magic resistence, as RDM75/NIN with NO enfeebling gear and only 1 merit he didn't bother resisting anything. Savage Blade did 300ish dmg taking like 3% offa him, leaving him around 10.ooo-12.oooHP (my parser is dead ; ;), which isn't unusual for higher lvl NM's (Ose).
Around 60% i was ready to convert. . .playing n00b.. .i slept him but forgot to change to MP equip for convert or to apollo staff for the cure IV's after. . .costing me 400+ MP . . .
And he hit ~40% HP and i was 23MP with no refresh. . .and converted again, this time with all the good stuff tho.
And he dies, roughly 25mins after i started whacking him, leaving me with 47XP and 1584 Gil. . .******* U S E ! ! ! !

I used Stoneskin, Phalanx, Ustu: Ichi/Ni, Haste, Enaero, Barparalyze, Barblizzard, Refresh, Regen, some Cure.
He was hitting me for ~80-90dmg a hit with ProtIV and Phalanx up.
He tried Petro Eyes twice but I had learned my lesson. Apart from that he liked to do the Body Slam fake, Heavy Stomp (aoe, 2-3 shadows), Thorn Song (Blaze Spikes) and an attack not listed yet, Wind Breath, this being the most dangerous to me seeing as it ignores shadows and did a guaranteed ~200dmg through my fresh stoneskin+phalanx+ProtIV+ShellIV.
My prob was he intimidated me like mad, sometimes log spamming endless lines of Biast is paralyzed / Catslave is intimidated / Biast is parlayzed / Catslave is intimidated / . . . I somewhat thought it would be the Crimson Greaves I use, but I got intimidated casting Para (mind setup using errant boots instead of crimson) as well. . .this ate alot patience and time -.-
For the record: i used up 64 Shihei.
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# Dec 11 2006 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
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# Mar 16 2007 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Whatever this is supposed to mean. . .-.-'

another day, another try

after ~6hrs of camping i leave for a Diabolos Prime fight. . .just to learn upon my return that he popped meanwhile /cry

alot time later, seeing how he wasnt that hard and the drop rate isnt great, i came back as thf75/nin. . .after a while he popped. . .

He double-attacked 2 of my shadows followed by Heavy Stomp, dealing dmg and paralyzing me. . .failed to call npc or recast utsu due to the paralyze and i died. . .very fast (200-300dmg a non-crit).
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# Sep 30 2006 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Was running to OP Warp through Xarcabard today when I decided to see if Shadow Dragon was up to kill for a few gil. Saw this guy the second I came over the hill. Called in a few LS buddies who hurried up out there to help me out. I kited him til everyone got there. Definately wasn't ready for him at the moment. We were low on MP and HP, but we won and got the helm. The great friends that they are they all passed and let me lot on it. Party setup was Whm, Drg, War, War, Smn. Thanks Oudekerk, Halfnhalf, Comfortsmashing, and Dalila on Midgard!
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# Sep 21 2006 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Soloed this twice as RDM/NIN, straight up melee (DoT kiting works but you don't need to fight it that way). Wasn't too hard really; although if you ever get in trouble it's easily bound and whatnot.

I know RDM has Resist Petrify and all, but try to watch for Petro Eyes and turn away from it if you can; this petrification can be annoyingly potent (I got hit by this once during the rank 2-3 dragon fight and I was petrified for what must have been at least a good 2 minutes). Even if it does hit you, all is not lost here, however. I got hit by this once out of carelessness and Biast continued to pound away at me, shadows dropped and eventually his Enterrorize took effect. Normally that would be bad, but here's a surprise: terrorize actually seems to overwrite petrification; it wore off immediately when I got terrorized. They both do pretty much the same thing, but terrorize has a lot shorter duration. Because of this, I was able to recover and still get the win.

I kept up Barblizzard and Barparalyze for his AoE attack that inflicts paralysis. I forget what it's called, but I know he used it twice during my two fights and paralyze failed to land on me both times.
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# Sep 09 2006 at 6:09 PM Rating: Good
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Just for the record... he's true sight, and detects by sound.
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# Sep 08 2006 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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we were 3x BST on our way to Fei-Yin for the BCNM 60 there. We saw Biast on Widescan but when we got there he was claimed already by a solo NIN. I didn't really know the srength of this NM and at first it seemed the NIN had the better of it. His shadows were doing OK and he was doing reasonable damage. But when Biast did his TP moves the NIN was in trouble. He basically got pwned in the end and we popped our Carries and got to work.

I was a great fight! Me as 75 BST and 2x 60ish BSTs. It was close at one point and we had to kite a bit with Charms. But we won through in the end and got the Helm to drop. We all lotted and I won with a 511 lot. So I was lucky really!

That Helm looks great for BSTs with the -Enmity on it. Also the +2% haste and decent DEF. I can't see PLD wanting this with the -Enmity to be honest.

(By the way.... we did consider curing the NIN to help him through the fight. One of our other BSTs wanted to fight the NM so we waited it out. However, even if we'd cured the NIN on our WHM subs I still don't think he'd have won though.)
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# Aug 16 2006 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
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my g/f and I were leveling our NPCs in the path fairly near the Glacier zone minding our own business...about 20 minutes into leveling our NPCs I see a lvl 60ish BLU running and hit the ground and I saw the head of a Dragon peeking around the corner...I'm a 75 BLM and love to kill the Shadow Dragons when I get a chance...so as I start to round the corner I see his name is Biast..not Shadow Dragon...so I panic and start calling for people in the ls to come and help and it was fairly late at night so not much help could come..most people were in parties and/or too low of a level to help...so I decided to chance it and I ES Sleep II to claim it and was surpised that he went night night...I started checking my friend list and got one of my lvl 75 WHM friends to come help out and she brought along 2 other people..a 73 DRK and 75 NIN...my g/f was 49 WHM at the time so I had her run away from the battle so she didn't get killed...anyway it took about 15 mins for me to get some help and for them to arrive as I slept it easily with Sleep II over and over without any resists...between the 4 of us we destroyed it and the Helm dropped^^ they all passed on it to my suprise so I ended up with the helm as a trophy...now I gotta level DRK and/or BST to be able to put it to some good use ;o) lol...thank you to all that helped...you know who you are since you don't wish to be named lol :oP[sm][/sm]
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# Jul 09 2006 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
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anyone know what pos this thing pops in? thanks
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# Jun 05 2006 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Whm in my ls tonight, goes to OP in Xar. and sees a Dragon standing around.. she asks about it, and everyones busy. So, as I was waiting to kill avatars for someone else, I decided to go see what we can do.. Well, a 75rdm/nin and a whm can duo him ^.^ Terror sucks, Pet. is not that bad, Para lasted about 5mins on the whm (after it was dead)
She cure'd / hasted, i melee/tanked.
Not that hard, only got like 621gil, and 20exp, no helm. Normal buffs, and just melee'ed it to death, kept it para/slow/blind'ed, didnt really have any problems.
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# Jun 05 2006 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Lots of Gravity, Bind, and Sleep and you'll be ok. Just nuke away or take you're chances with melee lol.
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# Jun 03 2006 at 7:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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I was farming Ice Elementals as THF75/RNG37 and killing Shadow Dragon whenever it popped. I was aware of the possibility of a Biast pop, but didn't think it very likely. My first couple Dragon kills I waited to see if Biast popped, but I gave up on that. Flash forward to the next kill, I turn my back and go looking for my next elemental and of course there's a -whack- -whack- on my back. I panic and hit alt+tab for no real reason. I get back to the FFXI window and Biast is still swinging at me, so I load up a sleep bolt and fire. Naturally, as part of my alt+tab snafu, I had targetted a Lost Soul. So now I've got a ********** Dragon and a skeleton (every dagger-wielding Thief's best friend) tag-teaming me. I manage to put Biast to sleep, but the skele won't go out, so I head for Pelogrant, the teleporter. Of course, I can't get a dialogue going with a pack of bones harassing me, so I turn to face Biast and my fate when a RDM appears and heals me. I'd already begged my LS to come help, but it was 5AM, so nobody was on. Desperate, I invite the RDM and she works on the skele while I take some more beatings from Biast. His accuracy was so-so, though I wasn't exactly packing heavy evasion gear (no torque, no SH). Someone else, a BST60 starts casting a few heals, so I bring him into the fold as well, and he lets his funguar familiar take a few cracks and helps with a little healing. By now, the Lost Soul is dead and we are focused, but running low on resources. Another passerby stops to help heal, so naturally I invite them too. Finally, a WHM stops by and joins in, and between the 5 of us, we manage to take Biast down and the helm drops. I expected at least one of the patched-together team to lot against me, but to my great surprise, they all passed. So a big thank you to the 4 kind souls who not only saved my ***, but let me have this ugly (but useful) headgear.
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# May 30 2006 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Since I scanned through this thread and didn't really see much about it, I'll post that so far I've been camping this thing for 26.5 hours since its last spawn and it hasn't popped. I was here ~20 hours, expecting 21-24+ like it says on other webpages, so maybe I can find out up to how long it can pop. Anyone else have any more info? 21-36 or something maybe? Or could it be waiting for a pop in dark weather?

If only I didn't get screwed out of the helm that dropped yesterday, I wouldn't be here. -.- But when it pops I'll post my stats on it.

Edit: It had died around 5:30 pm eastern, when I got screwed out of my helm. I went back there the next day at 1:30 pm, 20 hour mark, and killed placeholders til FOUR IN THE MORNING! And no pop! Nada! I didn't miss a single one. He didn't spawn until someone killed the dragon and Biast killed me overnight, around 8:30 am eastern. And the irony of it? The scum from my old LS killed him and tried to R1 my 75 THF. I'm glad it home pointed me.

So that's... 14.5 hours spent camping, 20hr to 34.5 hour mark, and he didn't pop until 38.5 hours. So, some advice: don't even bother camping it. Just check whenever you go there and hope it's your lucky day. And the best part is it's not a 100% drop! Yay!

Edited, Thu Jun 1 23:17:16 2006
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# May 27 2006 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, been farming Ahriam(sp?) Wings in the castle and camping NMs as brd/whm at lv 62, and whenever i get to i kill shadow dragons. I was woundering, i do have decent gear, but could I be able to sleep this guy until help arrives from ls, maybe 5mins of Kiting? I can have up to +52 CHR + Lullaby+2, and only 8 levels lower than this. Think it'd be possible?
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lmao deff one of the best screen shots.
# Apr 06 2006 at 7:44 PM Rating: Good
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dragons are scary ; ;
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# Apr 06 2006 at 5:19 PM Rating: Good
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I was just walking through the zone one day, trying to get to the castle and out of no where this thing came and ate me ; ; a HL linkshell came in a few mins tho and killed it.
He's easy!
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It sleeps very easily. I held it solo for about 6-10 minutes while waiting for backup to arrive and it never resisted lullaby once. Triod with RDM and a SMN in about 15 minutes with no problem.
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Just Killed it
# Mar 24 2006 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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RDM/WHM and RDM/BLM
25 minute fight
Patroclus' Helm :)
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# Mar 16 2006 at 5:47 PM Rating: Good
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Well for today i did not expect this to pop. Story goes:

After porting away from Behemoth's dominion after an unsucessful claim to behemoth we arive in Xarcabard. Everyone pretty much disbanded and OP warp to their respected HP. I just realised that i could go to eldime necropolis and hopefully find the ??? for the mea scroll quest. As i headed to beucedine glacier I saw the shadow dragon. I did a <t> found it and so the whm port back to xarcabard to fight this thing. I Being 75BST/37 RDM proceeded to kill this thing off. Oh we did kill this thing but the unthinkable happened. Biast POPPED 5 secs after Shadow Dragon is dead. The ****** killed the whm in 2 hits while bravely ranaway. I forgot i still have Courier Carrie with and set here to fight the NM while I try to head for the OP. Man that was very ridiculous but the quetion is does this thing ACTUALLY pops after Shadow Dragon or is he a lottery pop?

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# Mar 10 2006 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Just killed him about a hour ago on Unicorn.
We almost got pwned in the start.. Only had Three ppl at the start. 75WHM 74PLD/NIN[ME]65WHM
So us Three got Him down to about 80% untill a few Linkshell Members Came. I think any RDM or BLM around 75 can Solo this. Sleep > Nuke style.
When other's came the Blm sleept it for about 7 Min's Untill my Two Hour Ready and someone with voke came. After I shouted to the Linkshell to come about 4 more ppl came and we pwned it. Easy Fight other then the fact that he has the ability to Terror and Petrifi alot. I tanked for about 65% of his health till the Ninja was able to get enough hate after I Two Houred him. Hit me for about 70dmg a hit but he missed alot and i was /NIN so he didnt do much to me when we got organized. Over Easy fight. Just make sure you have a WHM.
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# Mar 04 2006 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
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was heading through xarcabard to camp nue as a mnk/thf when i saw this guy. I asked my friend how hard it was, and he told me it was lvl 70. So i use my warp scroll and head back to jeuno to switch to nin sub, in an attempt to solo it.

My 60 Whm friend had just logged on, so i asked her if she would help me kill this nm. So we both got to xarcabard, but couldnt find Biast when we got there. Eventually we found him near the zone to Beaucidine Glacier, where someone had obviously got agro and zoned him.

So i engage him and kill it in about 8 mins total. He is quite annoying as he intimidates you quite alot. Im not sure about him being lvl70, as it missed me quite alot, which is rare for a mob only 5 levels below me. I also had hardly any of my evasion gear with me, except scorpion harness and optical hat.

Nin thf or Mnk/nin can duo this very easily with a mage for support. Nin or THf can probably even solo it.

After the relatively long fight, we got a few thousand gil, but no helm ; ;
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# Mar 04 2006 at 12:46 AM Rating: Default
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lol me and and two LS buddies were heading to camp some nms in the Castle. Thought we would check on the dragon for some quick gil.
Get there no dragon
We were just about to keep heading to the nms when the Shadow dragon poped.

So we pwn it, laugh, turn (like most people prolly do lol ) and bam ! hits my buddy Rolund... me and Epylon turn around like WTF! I voke it, it starts hitting me, im like RUN! lol so we book it to the nearest zone and Epy slams it with a Sleep 2 . This **** sleeps like a baby ! Needless to say we trioed it no prob 70 PLD 68 THF and 70 RDM jus sleep SATA SC wit the PLD or tank and this thing goes down ez ... no drop it should be 100% considering its rare/ex but oh well best part was watching the big HNM/GOD LSes wait for us to die but showing them that normal LSes can do jus as good ANIMEPERSE ftw Lakshmi

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P.S. Spawn is about 21-24+ SLEEP FTW jus sleep SATA repeat
Wow.
# Feb 12 2006 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I was going to Qu'bia Arena, when I saw some Apathy members come out of the tele crystal, and when I went south, I saw about 10 people killing this thing. That's pretty great, the helm that is.
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# Feb 12 2006 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
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meh double post.

Edited, Sun Feb 12 17:29:27 2006
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# Feb 11 2006 at 4:40 PM Rating: Good
Both somepage and alla say this guy links, but I'm sorta wondering... links to what? The shadow dragon is dead before he pops, so... like... yeah. What the heck does he link to? :D
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# Jan 09 2006 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I was running through Xarcabard to meet a friend to duo a WS NM when I killed a shadow dragon, so I stood there hoping like **** this NM would pop on me so I could see it. Didn't really think I could win if it popped, but I really wanted the helm for my WAR. Apparently it has a realllllly long spawn time, something like every few days (dunno, it's just what I hear). But the stars alligned, and sure enough about 10 seconds later he popped and took a swing at me. I don't know what the other posters are talking about, this guy is pretty easy. Soloed it down to about 25% HP as a 75 NIN/WAR before my ls mate (the one that needed the WS NM killed) showed up and threw a couple cures while I finished it off. Has an additional effect, I think it was Terrorize, but his accuracy is super low, and he's easy to debuff. The intimidate didn't happen to me much, only really happened alot when i tried to cast on him, sometimes took a few tries to get a debuff off. Also, someone mentioned that he can attack from any direction... this is true, he will definately take swings with his hind leg. He also used a special move when I was behind him that he didn't do while facing me, can't remember what it was though, so I would be careful getting behind him doing a SA weaponskill. Oh, and the helm dropped, making me the envy of every other WAR I party with lol.
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# Nov 14 2005 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I think me a few of my friends where the first NAs to actually try this but(was quit a while ago btw)... We where walking by (me NIN LvI think Lv69 at the time) was me a WHM (59ish) and a SAM(70) we killed im fairly easy o_O Almost died a few times but we won..no drop though
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# Oct 26 2005 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
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killed this With 6 ppl... Was gonna kill diablos and our nin lvl 75 claimed him...
everyone was using lvl 40 gear but we made it!
thf 52 nin75 nin 65 smn 42 drk 75 whm 40.. Lol everyone was wearing lvl 40 gear but it was way too easy.. Best thing was i won the lot^^
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# Oct 26 2005 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
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mistake

Edited, Wed Oct 26 17:30:17 2005
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