Vana'diel Bestiary: Bright-handed Kunberry  

Found in:Yhoator Jungle
Found at Location:I - 9
Spawntime:21 Hours
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Light
Updated: Fri Aug 27 23:41:11 2010

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Soloable by Drg
# Aug 27 2008 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
I just happened to be in the area skilling tonight when I saw this NM hanging out with his buddies. After stupidly pulling the NM and all his links on a lower level job, I was overwhelmed and died, returned to my Home Point, and came back as Drg75/Whm37. Easily took him and his crew out at the same time. I didn't take too much damage, so I could have subbed Dnc or Thf and just used my signal pearl for cures. No drop, but I wasn't camping and it was a fun distraction.

Came back the following week and killed tonberries till he spawned, killed him again on Drg/Whm and got the nifty cape^^ 1/2 not a bad drop rate, especially without using Treasure Hunter. Nice cape for tanks and thieves at mid levels.

Edited, May 17th 2009 11:31pm by Justair
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# Jun 30 2008 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Fought him on 60 SAM/NIN with wife as 59 DRG/DNC. pecked off the SMN and BLM as thier backs are always behind each other so they will all link if you Pull NM. I wiped due to his criticals but we got him down to 12% before he done me in. Drg finsihed him off no drop. he never used Perfect dodge not even at 50%
# Nov 26 2007 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
87 posts
So, Have any of you camped after maintenance and have it popped 5-8 min after it or is it 21 hours after maint for it to pop?
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Solo'd with 67 SMN /31 THF including the 2 adds
# Nov 06 2007 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
118 posts
Was only just farming tonberries with my 67 SMN / 31 THF and then I saw this NM with no real idea if I could really beat it, but then I did...barely. No drop though.

Had to deal with the 2 other tonberries and since I wasn't subbing WHM so I had to use carby(0 perp) so it can use it's Healing Ruby on me. Without carby's heals I definitely would of died.
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What A Stingy NM!
# Oct 03 2007 at 5:57 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
lamest NM in the game just doesnt want me to have this cape :( 0/13
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# Jun 13 2007 at 7:05 AM Rating: Decent
The spawn location of this NM is much narrower than is commonly shown on maps (ffxi-atlas for example). I saw him pop 6 times recently, and every time he popped, it was always in the area with the standing pillars, east side of the grid I-9.

Strange thing is that he doesn't always spawn with the blm and smn tonberries. Last time I killed him, he spawned all by his lonesome (dropped the cape that time too). The adds can be a bothersome, especially if you get caught mid-cast of utsusemi, plus throat stab (since you can't back away mid-cast), plus a quick -aga spell from an add. But, other than that, not difficult.

The "latest" he ever spawned was 8min after the window opened. So, at least its one of those mobs where once you get the TOD once, tracking it isn't difficult as it doesn't take much time at all.

Be careful of people that like to grief and cast Dia/bio on the adds so you can't sleep them. I was kind of surprised that a minor/not-highly-contested NM would bring out that type of behavior, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
fun kill
# May 28 2007 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Just killed this guy for the PLD(55PLD/WAR) in my LS as 70RDM/BLM.

We entered combat and took them out BLM --> SMN --> Kunberry. Pretty easy fight if you leave the Summoner's Elemental standing by taking him out 2nd, free MP from Apir(70-100MP per). Kunberry has ALOT of HP. I'd guess around 8,000 and uses 'Perfect Dodge' around 50% which is pretty useless, take this time to rebuff. Watchout for his 'Throat Stab' too it is NASTY. Knocks you down around 100HP but it will erase your hate and he will face the other person, so I suggest bringing more than 1 party member ^^ Also, his 'Light of Pentenance' will knock your TP to 0%. 'Words of Bane' will also curse you to 75% HP/MP but it only lasts about 30sec but it will not restore the HP/MP when it wears off so be prepared. We DID kill him but I was down to 100HP/20MP on kill and PLD was dead.

1/1 on Cape though!

Fun fight :D

Congratz to Seablade on Shiva server on his new cape!

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Too Weak
# Feb 27 2007 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Saw this guy wandering around while my gf and i got the OP. She engaged it as 67 Bst and rocked it with a jug pet. Im Mnk 75, but i dont like throat stab too much so i just let her pet take the damage. All i did was Chi Blass at full power when it used Perfect dodge ^^

1/1 on the drop w/o TH, my pld can use this XD

Edited, Feb 27th 2007 3:14am by Quidle
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NM fight
# Dec 23 2006 at 5:34 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
Ran into this guy waiting for zm4 pty to show up.
Decided to pull his 2 friends away and and takem them out first.
Being 70 BST/nin I am over brave. Anyways I linked and had to zone.
After I zoned my friends showed up and we took all 3 down no problem
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Got drop and /cheer
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# Nov 28 2006 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
i passed by its pop spot and it was up easy kill on 75 Thf/Nin even with 2 adds, 1/1 on cape seems good for my 37 Nin once i hit 40
1/1 on claim and drop
# Nov 26 2006 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
Stayed up all night. Thankfully he spawned before my dynamis run the following day so I wouldn't have to miss it.

1/1 on claim and drop using DRG sub THF.

He's actually tougher than I thought. Definately watch out for those 2 tonberries he spawns with. Without my friend there I'd have died for sure. He also does a move that drains you TP which really bites. And he has a lot of HP.

Friend was blm and used Sleepga II about 3-4 times to keep the two tonberries out of the battle. Only bad thing about this is ended up sleeping 2 monkies as well since they walked right up to us. She also threw me some cure III's.

NM went down and I got the drop 1/1. After that we just warped out and didn't bother with the 5 adds. ^^
# Nov 17 2006 at 1:46 AM Rating: Decent
153 posts
0/3 So far :( I would love this cape for my 72 PLD. 2 Enmity, 8 DEF and -5% Magic damage taken, I'm hoping to use this over High Breath Mantle which can be a pain to use every 30 minutes. Main reason I want this is the -5% Magic damage. It cancels out my jelly ring and it will be nice for imps in Caedarva Mire which spam III magic spells sometimes for 400+

Edit: Someone stole my laim on it 2 days ago after i got throat stabbed and was hi-poting...today = 0/4. I /Hate/ this NM.

PS. Always spawns with 2 adds, Tonberry Hexer: BLM Tonberry Harasser: Melee job, not sure.

GL on this cape. Seems low drop rate though.

Edited, Nov 18th 2006 at 3:49am PST by ClarityMnk

Edit2: 1/5! ^^ Thanks to Batousai and Gratis for coming from linkshell at such short notice just to help me. GL to Eroniica and Haruneru who i'm giving the ToD, <.<

Edited, Nov 19th 2006 at 1:41am PST by ClarityMnk
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# Oct 23 2006 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
87 posts

Edited, Oct 23rd 2006 at 1:05pm PDT by KenjiHitokiri
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Pop locations
# Aug 18 2006 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Seen him pop near the pillars twice, once near the center of the columns, once near the northern end.

Both times were 21 hrs + 5-8 minutes from ToD.

1/1 on the cape, thanks to a THF who had gotten his the night before, but was there helping a friend. He joined my PT for TH2 and all his TH Gear, so thank you!
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# Jun 05 2006 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Killed him easy as 75RDM/NIN while leveling my NPC there. Logged in and he was standing there, lol, didnt notice he was a NM at first, summon'ed my npc and pulled him, O.o wtf a NM! It was a cool fight, he gave me like 60gil first time -.-
Next night, I get...Light Crystal...and a few gil.
Third nite, log in after work, clear all the Berrys around, he spawns (each time, about 21hours 5mins after killed) kill him, get drop:)
No place holders
# Mar 10 2006 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Nope no placeholders, this NM pop every 21h and a few mins, I saw it myself, I'm 1/2 on the cape. My brother also wants the cape so he's been hunting him also and he indeed still pop every 21h and a few mins ^^

Edited, Fri Mar 10 14:40:49 2006
Never seen it
# Feb 16 2006 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
Does any 1 know if thing has placer holders cause have never seen this mob, while at the temple camping thf knife, helping with nin af, exping in the den of recore all things you would have to pass through this area for.
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Charmed Tonberries
# Dec 26 2005 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
This mob isn't too difficult, but the tonberries that he charms and forms an alliance with can make it a hairy fight; particularly if he charms hexers(blm) or harassers(smn /w elemental). Also; the tonberries he charms act as Notorious Monsters in the sense that if you try to zone Bright-Hand and his pt members...they will all walk back to camp together; the other berries will not disappear like normal mobs would post patch. Found this out the hard way while trying to kite him to zone as 68 rdm/nin; kept up poison II/bio II for about 5 minutes of zoning into Den of Rancor and his HP was already down to 3/4. Would've killed him if a 75 bst hadn't came and killed him during one of my zones...
Was he moved???
# Dec 23 2005 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
I got him 3 times as a 75 WAR/NIN... 0/3 on drop unfortunately. Spawned right next to some of the broken pillars like clockwork everyday right on time (sometimes he spawned next to some tonberries and they formed a little group and they followed him around.) Didn't get him for a while and tried again... thought he had been moved, but then I saw him again really early in the morning. I will get that cape :D

Edited, Sat Dec 24 10:32:23 2005
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# Dec 01 2005 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
Solo'd him today as 71WAR/NIN, had about 5575 hps definately has Triple Attack. Probably wouldn't have lived if I hadn't had my npc to heal me lol. He popped in the middle of I-9 on the east side of the grid around the runes. No drop probably try again tomarrow, want this cape for my pld. Hope this helps, good hunting. ^^
Solo as WHM
# Oct 08 2005 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
311 posts
Solo'd him as 65WHM/BST. It took about an hour to kill him because of his damn evasion. I just dragged him to the telepoint and threw every crawler/coeurl at him I could find. They seemed to respawn about as fast as he could kill him. Fun battle, all-in-all.
Spawn Locataion
# Sep 03 2005 at 10:06 PM Rating: Default
40 posts
I've killed this NM like 4 times... I believe it's a 24hr Respawn, But it pops right next to the outpost (Directly south but in the same (pos))
It uses Perfect Dodge, but is pretty much a pansy. Solo'd him as Rdm/Nin 75, and Nin/Thf 70. The Cape it drops is Teh Meh, but pretty good for CoP 40/50 cap stuff.
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Spawn location
# Aug 30 2005 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
399 posts
Does anyone know where exactly it spawns in (I-9)? There is a small circular clearing in the south west corner of (I-9) so I think it might be there. Can anyone that's seen this NM confirm?

edit: Not quite sure why I got rated down for this :/

Edited, Thu Sep 22 03:39:45 2005
# Aug 29 2005 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
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omfg haha nice edit on the pid :P haha
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# Aug 27 2005 at 10:59 PM Rating: Decent
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