Vana'diel Bestiary: Colorful Leshy  

Found in:Lufaise Meadows
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Darkness
  • Weak against Fire
Updated: Wed Apr 23 00:56:51 2008

Colorful Leshy Picture

Only spawns if the Leshy in the area are left alone. May take as long as 24 hours to spawn.

If Colorful Leshy is also left alone, Defoliate Leshy May spawn.

This page last modified 2009-03-18 01:00:51.

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Please leave poor Leshy alone ;.;
# Mar 13 2009 at 12:27 PM Rating: Good
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Only pops if the placeholder Leshy is left up. Leshy drop nothing that cannot be gained from other treants.

The NQ NM is Colorful Leshy and drops Harvest Earing. If left up long enough (assumed 24 hrs) it will change to the HQ NM "Defoliate Leshy", which in addition to having a higher drop rate can also drop a Heims Earing (the same one you can get from assault).

Colorful Leshy can take up to 24hrs to pop (has been seen sooner), but if the placeholder is disturbed in any way the timer will reset. You cannot damage or even agro it, it WILL reset the pop timer.

Edited, Mar 17th 2009 3:43pm by thatdamnelf

After catching it multiple times I've found it can spawn as early as 6 hours from time of last death, but thats very very very unlikely, usually pops between 12 and 16hrs from last kill.

Edited, Jun 5th 2009 9:15am by thatdamnelf
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solo 75PLD/37WAR
# Jan 26 2009 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Just watched on my amoureaux's screen as he happened to run into this guy. He beat him as 75PLD/37WAR (Yram on Caitsith). It was kind of close but he totally had it, as well as the little Lechachikha that joined in. He got nothing for a drop, though; not even a measly earth crystal! He did get 50 exp though... hahaaa!
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# Oct 06 2008 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
ran into this guy unexpectedly while gettin fomor hate up..... he didnt aggro me so im not so sure bout him being aggressive.[69 bst/nin]
anyways, i checked him & seen he was a nm, so i figured id give him a try... i wasnt expecting him to be so tough though[as in tons of hp] i didnt engage myself till he was at 15% hp. i just kept throwing saplings at him continuously [around 30-40...not joking] i used every sapling in the area prolly 3 times... btw saplings DO link to him but leshys DONT. if some1 says other wise, they dont know what they are talking about. [unless they are low lvls & leshys are just aggroin them...but i dont think they agg, but im not sure]
anyways fight took about 1/2 hour to solo, and i got Harvest Earing to drop! ^^ not 2 bad for just runnin by & gettin by chance. i did take a few hits from him when searchin for new pet, so i used my signal pearl [have on soothing healer] to keep hp up so i would be good to go once i decided to join in the fight. after tossing a fresh sapling i would rest for the remaining few seconds 2 keep my npc's mp up as well...
FYI: most saps will only last about 1 minute vs him & wont get 100 tp so dont worry with "Sic" manuvere

Edited, Oct 6th 2008 4:59am by AoNPsychokilla
I'm confused
# Mar 04 2007 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Ffxiclopedia says it spawns approx every 21-24 hours.. I killed him last night around 7pm and then again at 3pm today. I thought it would spawn 21-24 hours after TOD, or is it 21-24 after it spawns?
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Colorful Leshy
# Mar 04 2007 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
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So here i was a bored 75Thf/37Nin decided to go try luck at farming mistletoes in the meadows..after i killed 3 leshy's, I used Sneak attacked and didnt bother looking at name of the Mob.. when i ran back so i couldnt get link from the lil saplings there.. i noticed it was ColorFul Leshy haha i was shocked cuz ive heard of him here but never ever seen him till now...took a lil over 5 mins to kill guy has some Hp thats for sure.. Over all with Th3 i got a rosewood log and Mahogony Log...=(
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# Dec 20 2006 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Solo'd this as a SAM72/RNG36. Had NPC out, doing the occasional Cure III. Has close to 12000 HP, and dropped a mahogany and rosewood log. Took me from 1311 to 526 HP.
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# Dec 10 2006 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I saw this on widescan while fighting fomors for subligar and i hit it for 30 and it hit me for 70 i zoned it healed mp and i see a galka rdm lvl62 fighting it. He was dieing so i decided to help i went into pt and started to hit it and tank it we killed it I was a 64 taru pld. His name was Noppe A jappanese person.We did really good fighting it.Came close at the end tho We both had no mp at the end even after he converted. Hopping to kill it again with my friend Dandirt so i can get drop for drk.We didnt get drop ; ;. But gl people to who every kills this. or trys to.


Edited, Dec 11th 2006 12:39am by gangstamage
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# Dec 10 2006 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Fomors in lufaise meadows dont drop subligar lol.
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# Dec 11 2006 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Iv seen the ranger one drop there.
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# Nov 28 2006 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
Farming fomors for their subligar when this bad boy popped.

I just saw something red in the trees which threw me off.
Thought the sky was turning red and was wondering why so I went to take a closer view and there he was. The red I saw was his leaves.

Took him down and got rosewood log but no earring which is why I turned him into toothpicks.

He has 10,000hp I believe.

Edited, Nov 28th 2006 8:21pm by lilmarkutsa
# Nov 01 2006 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Killed as 75 beast used CC, CC hit for like 170-210 and was at 21% at end fight, me hit for like 60 DMG. Its not hard but have hellll lot of a HP, i got 20 exp and petrifird log :( no harvest item.
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# Oct 17 2006 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
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the sky turns into a blackish cloud color when it spawns, duoed by a 75rng and 61whm pretty easy, sleep bolts stuck every time. hit me for 40~80 as 75RNG/NIN

spawns at G-6 with the Leshys and Leshachikha, just watch for links when you pull/fight it

Solo as RDM/THF
# Sep 15 2006 at 7:34 AM Rating: Good
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I was out farming mistletoes (RDM/THF) from the leshys and logged out for ~7 hours. When i came back, i resumed killing the leshys and the little guys that link. Stoneskin, phalanx, ice spikes, enfire, refresh, prot 4.
I was watching TV at the time, occasionally glancing back to the TV that the ps2 is on while farming to see if i needed to re-apply something or find another Leshy.
I didn't even notice i killed this thing until i saw the drops pop up, Harvest Earring and two rosewood logs.
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Solo as 75 RDM/THF
# Sep 15 2006 at 7:30 AM Rating: Good
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I was out farming mistletoes from the leshys and logged out for ~7 hours. When i came back, i resumed killing the leshys and the little guys that link. Stoneskin, phalanx, ice spikes, enfire, refresh, prot 4.
I was watching TV at the time, occasionally glancing back to the TV that the ps2 is on while farming to see if i needed to re-apply something or find another Leshy.
I didn't even notice i killed this thing until i saw the drops pop up, Harvest Earring and two rosewood logs.
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Killed on Lightningsday
# Aug 22 2006 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Killed this for the first time on Midgard yesterday. We were running to log out at another NM there and decided to run by and check Colorful Leshy...wonder of wonders, he was sitting there. Now, I have no idea how long he'd been there, but I made a note of the conditions:

Lightningsday 21:48
Waxing Crescent (21%)

The sky when we killed it was like the picture above - dark and overcast. I believe it was thundering at the time.

Also, I can confirm what the previous poster said - does not aggro, but links with saplings like other treants. (But it won't link with other trees.)

I thought it might be possible the spawn is connected to the Vana'diel month, like Noble Mold. (I HATE YOU NOBLE MOLD 0/4 ><**) But I think people've killed it during the second month as well. If it's fall-winter, it would be a long time of possible pops, unlike Noble Mold's 4 months.

Anyone else know the day of the week/weather they killed it in?
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# Aug 21 2006 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Solo'd this guy yesterday as 75 DRG/WHM, no buffs, strictly DD gear (except for my desert rope for mp). I should have treated it more seriously since once or twice he got me down to less than 200 hp and I had to spam Dia for HB. He hits pretty hard and pretty fast so be prepared. Apart from that he doesn't do anything much out of the ordinary. Nothing that actually hit me anyway. Didn't get anything apart from 20 xp ><;;.
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got earring
# Jul 29 2006 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Killed him on Asura tonight and he dropped the Harvest earring, a Mahagoney log and a Petrified log. :)
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Careful of NM stealers..
# Jul 15 2006 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I went to the ??? for Powerful Rope quest as my SMN, and I saw Colorful Leshy. Figured hey I can carby kite him if I cant kill, so I had carby attack him, and he did decent dmg (about 120-150 a hit) but also took a lot. so I ran away, summoned Leviathan, did a spinning dive and barely saw his HP budge after taking 1200 dmg. So back to carby kiting, well while I was running across the area, I see a person. I figure ok w/e hes just getting ToD or doing the quest, so I continue. Well when I get to the other side, before carby steals hate I get a little treant bulb sapling thing on me as a link. Well, I make carby attack the link, knowing it'll go down before the NM. So I run to the other side, and desummon carby so I can get leviathan out, thinking I'll BP the link and then return to fighting the NM. So after summoning Leviathan, I notice only the link came. I killed the link, ran over, and would you look at that, he stole my NM. He watched the link, knew what I was doing, and took him. I had Colorful Leshy at about 65% HP. This really made me mad, concidering I had worked on killing him, and he said nothing to me. After killing Colorful Leshy he ran to Tavnazian Safehold and put a Harvest Earring on the AH...

Be careful who is around, if you lose claim for 5 sec some incredibly rude person may steal it. What happened to waiting until the person dies? *sighs*

Btw, his name is Tatsuro on Remora. Give em hell ;)
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# Jul 01 2007 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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# Jun 28 2006 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
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May I ask, what does the sky change to? been farming in the meadows for a while, no one been here for about 4 hours so i wounder if i can catch him up and get a quick kill with some LS friends.

What does the sky change to? I cant tell for pictures :/
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# May 29 2006 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Just killed this with a 72 DRG, 69 WHM (me) last night. Wasn't hard at all. Got an earring and a rosewood log.

I can clarify that the sky DOES change color since as soon as he spawned it changed. Also several 75's came running to the spawn to watch us kill it, so they must have known what the sky changing color meant.

Hope this helps anyone looking to get this earring without buying it.
# Apr 25 2006 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm 2/6 on this NM now. Most people have left the Leshies alone since ToAU came out, so I claimed him a few days in a row. Very easy NM for a NIN to solo.
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# Mar 24 2006 at 12:03 AM Rating: Good
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I killed this thing on Asura with a 74 THF... He hits HARD and has alot of life. We came up to level our NPCs and this guy was just standing there. After a quick discussion about what to do we started at him.

Got the Earring and a Rosewood and Ebony log. Pretty hard fight. I had to manafont. ^^;

He is definitely not a 2hr pop. We killed Leshys and the saplings for 3 more hours with no view of him.
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# Mar 14 2006 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
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this is not 100% drop on earring.

i fought it lastnight on quetz server, 1st real night in lufasia meadows and i see him, flee to him join up with a bst we almost died and zoned to safehold, we find a 3rd mnk 75 who joins us we kill colorful leshy and BAM 3 logs lmao ebony , mahogany, rosewood >.<

I will get my revenge one day again.
he was hitting for 100+ every shot <ouch> >.<

i also heard he is a rare pop that all leshy need to not be killed for 72 hours for him to spawn.... is this true can someone confirm this???
My experience
# Feb 10 2006 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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I logged on after being away for a few hours and he was up, I was waiting for the ??? for the Powerful rope quest.

My LS had found this NM once before, and knowing the spawn pattern, logging on after NA prime time to find it was REALLY shocking.

I was not there when my ls killed it last time, but they got the drop. I started sleep-nuking it, and pulled it out of the area and killed the little link. I had a friend come to help just in case, but after tanking it, I can say it would be cake to solo as rdm 67.

Dropped the Harvest earring (2/2 maybe 100 percent?) a rosewood log and an ebony log.

Edit: also there have only ever been 10 of these up on my server. Prices ranging from 100k-1mil... so in like 5 months thats not very many. lol.

Edited, Fri Feb 10 11:16:10 2006
# Jan 19 2006 at 2:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Logged on the other day and a friend of mine told me Colorful Leshy was up, out of nowhere. NO ONE else at his spawn. I thought this was odd, as the few times I'd been there it was crawling with people. So I get to Lufaise, he has just been hitting him with Carby over and over (he was 63 Smn, 70 Thf was I), and I run in and take hate immediately. Damnation this dude hits hard. I was taking 110-120 damage a swing.. luckily I'm a thief, and if we're getting hit often enough, then that Flee macro gets used. He hit about 1/8 swings, and with Utsusemi up, that wasn't a big deal. I could see him being soloable, but I forgot most of my evasion gear, and I forgot to take off my Coral Earrings and Woodsman Ring ><
I'd get to 100 TP, he'd heel Carby, I'd acid bolt, sleep bolt, SA DE, then zone, he'd sic Carby on him again, rinse repeat. Took about 5 of those to take him down. Dropped 2 mahogany logs and the earring. Quick 2.1m for us. Used the money to finish off my Elemental Staff collection for when I hit 51 Black Mage. ^^

Sorry for no info on spawn conditions or anything. This guy is a huge mystery.
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Colorful Leshy data
# Jan 08 2006 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Time of Death

2/24/988 Lightningday 106
Last Quarter Moon 55%
Jan 10, 2006 7:00am US CST

Colorful Leshy was up when I awoke this morning, in the place of one of the Leshy that hang out by the ???, south of the little hut. I counted - 7 Leshy plus Colorful Leshy. 8 total. This is definitely not a timed pop.

I was AFK for 5 hrs before that, and there's no record of any activity in my area during that time. The area's too big to really know for sure, but I'm convinced Colorful Leshy spawned/morphed from an untouched Leshy.

No idea how long the Leshy' went untouched - at least for the 5 hours I was there overnight. At most, since 4pm yesterday - the last time I know of a person killing Leshy in the area. Assuming he stopped within the hour, that would be @15 hrs.

How long that one, specific Leshy went untouched, I have no idea. I mention this because other people have seen Colorful Leshy in different parts of this area, suggesting that the NM can spawn from any of the Leshy.

The Fight:

68 thf/nin. Before I started in, I called my NPC (set to healer mode) and drank a persikos au lait. Good thing, because I am rusty as hell at soloing things. NPC fired off 3 CureIV's before I got my rusty groove back. Someone who is used to soloing probably won't need the extra help.

Leshy's hit fast, like Wanderer's in Promyvion. If you're counting on blink, definitely have some way to blind at least, and slow/paralyze if possible.
Each hit did around 90 damage to me.

Colorful Leshy had around 13,000 hitpoints.
Gave me 39 XP @ level 68. This is equivalent to XP from a Level 58 mob.

Edit: Regarding the colorful sky that's supposed to appear - I really don't know. NM was already up , and I didn't notice anything unusual about the sky then, during the fight, or after.

Edited, Tue Jan 10 18:20:58 2006
Ebony Log
# Dec 15 2005 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Killed as 75mnk/nin with no problems. Gave 23 limit points and an Ebony Log.

Poped after killing a leshy.
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