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Vana'diel Bestiary: Noble Mold  

Family:Funguar
Found in:The Sanctuary of Zi'tah
Level:0
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  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Water
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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# May 26 2011 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Left my character at the spawn area (E-9) for about sixteen hours checking in about every half hour or so. Was about to throw in the towel when the myxocymete right next to me turns into noble mold right before my eyes, 1/1 on hat. How lucky!

pop time was approximately 5/27/1124, Watersday, 19:27 (62%) waning single water element
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# May 06 2009 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
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1070-06-12 16:29:10

I think were the pop times, and it poped twice in 1 cycle, even though there was 2 maintenances.

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Just got mine today. 4/30/1072 - Darkness Day

Pop Time
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4994/img20090506120402.png

Drop
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2452/img20090506120412.png

Edited, May 6th 2009 12:18pm by JamesX
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Placeholder INtentionally KIlled
# Sep 17 2008 at 2:06 PM Rating: Default
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Katapan on Ramah server intentionally killed the one placeholder and ran off.
Thats frustrating but what can you do besides report him.

In this, one can only guess when the next pop will be if there is one.

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Change to Noble
# Aug 26 2008 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
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In response to the previous post;

Yes - one of the two placeholders will despawn completely and Noble Mold will appear a few seconds later.
seen it change?
# Jul 24 2008 at 10:03 AM Rating: Good
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has anyone physically SEEN this mob change to noble mold?

almost every sory mentions a DC and he's been up, or finding it on wide scan and running over.

wonder if a watched pot will boil so to speak.
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# Apr 22 2008 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been recieving private messages requesting advice on this NM, so I have decided to post this advice here.

I would recommend camping with a high level job - the undead that spawn near the NMs spawn point con easy prey to a level 64. I am unsure as to what level aggro could be avoided at.

I recommend camping from the end of month 3 to the beginning of month 7 (vana'diel time). If you bring a high enough job, you can leave your char. logged in and track his death via the log if you need to go afk. He has been confirmed to spawn more than once during the window, and this would give you a better idea of his next possible spawn time.

Tell people to leave the PHs alone. It is unconfirmed if disturbing them resets the spawn timer, but when I camped someone attacked one, but stopped when I asked and did not kill it. I was bst at the time, so I charmed and left the funguar he attacked to remove hate from him and return it to passive status. Noble Mold spawned about 10-12 hours after this event happened.

Lastly, have patience! I camped for about 30 hours when he dropped the Rain Hat for me. There were multiple people camping, but they slowly left or logged out. You lose the ability to tell last ToD if you leave the immediate area where he spawns. When this NM spawned, no one was there but me and my buddy, so we were the only ones who knew it had spawned. Patience is a virtue on this guy. Also, as the drop rate is not 100% it could take multiple attempts to get the rain hat.

Good luck camping!
My experience
# Apr 13 2008 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
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5/7 Watersday 16:00ish Vana time, single water element, 20ish Waning Moon. This was my first camp of it. Was there no longer than 30 minutes as I watched Noble Mold form. I stayed up alot longer than I should have but being just me there with another that was AFK, I was waiting for Watersday to be over with before I went to bed for hopefully a shot at ToD. Something just told me... Watersday, lots of rain forcasted, 5/7 date, I better listen to my gut and stay. 1/1 on hat but my biggest accomplishment in my mind is getting this NM, not the drop.
Popped today
# Jan 02 2008 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Killed today.
Did a quick logout of about 5 minutes cause there was router issues.
Came back to find him up and unclaimed, quickly claimed and killed with no drop...

Leviathan server
popped 4/17/1038 Vanadiel time
watersday 9:30
Rain weather (switched to double thunder shortly after)

Camping now til the end of month 6. wil inform if there are any more pops (can anyone confirm if it can pop more than once in a month 4-6 cycle? As in actually having seen both pops.)

oh well.. hoping for rain hat next time.. want it just cause it's so rare to see. <.<


EDIT: I have now confirmed it can pop twice or more in one month 4-6 period.
killed it again just now.

Leviathan server
5/10/1038 Vanadiel time
Earthsday 3:00
Waning Crescent 17%
Rain weather

Hat dropped! 1/2 ^^

Edited, Jan 3rd 2008 9:14am by Leonisa
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# Jan 02 2008 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah! 1/1. Easy 7 min fight for my 66RDM/33BLM. The only real thing that hurt was its Spore attack which inflicted a pretty annoying paralyze. Seems I got quite lucky with this NM, only camped it for about 5 hours before it poped. /clock at pop time was:

Vana'diel: 28/4/1038, Lightningday, 22.10
Last Quater Moon (43%)
Earth: 3 Jan '08, 4:24pm (+12GMT)

Couple things of note:
1. I Had 1 Lost Soul mob aggro me (Full HP, not moving/resting/fighting)so the mimimum level for camping this might be 67 to avoid that slim chance of aggro from the highest level Lost Souls.

2. Noble Mold IS Drain/Aspirable, although it seems to have a high resistance to dark magic (My best Drain was 9hp, Best Aspir was 33mp -.-)

Lastly a big thanks to all those who have done all the detective work for this NM, made it a lot eaiser to find the best time to camp Noble Mold =D
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# Dec 19 2007 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow did I get lucky today. Went shopping with the wife while leaving my character on follow and wide scan locked. Got home 5 hours later, turn on the tv and I'm running into a wall. Quickly do a widescan and see one of the rarest NM in the game -- Noble Mold.
Of course in complete panic that he may despawn or may get claimed from underneath me I flee to him and begin the slaughter. Another shroom linked but as 75 thf/bst there wasn't really anything to worry about. Didn't even think to try to charm the link till later, but oh well.
Long story short, Noble Mold died, Rain Hat dropped. 1/1 (oh thank god)

I looked back in the chat log and found that my follow had just cancelled moments before arriving back home. LS leader was putting together parties for Limbus run when my follow cancelled, and was still sorting players when I claimed. Couldn't have been up for more than 2-3 minutes when I came home, so spawn conditions were: Lightsday, Single rain (may have been double at spawn time, not 100% sure), 5/7/1037 game date, 81% waning gibbous.
Having a great two weeks now! Got Vilma's Ring 1/4, Jelly Ring 1/1, and now Rain Hat 1/1 ^^!

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Edited, Dec 19th 2007 11:19pm by Walpoon
Hunting him now
# Dec 19 2007 at 12:16 PM Rating: Good
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Im currently in my 25th hour of camping--no one has touched any funguars down on this end, and still no Noble Mold. This spawn time can definitely be longer than 18-24 hours.
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Right on target
# Nov 08 2007 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
Info on wiki's site is correct on hunting this nm. Got claim and drop on 5/27/1034. He's a rare pop. Only go for him if you got the time.
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# Oct 09 2007 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I'll say that I can't think of another NM rarer than this one. After spending months 4-6 in the spawn location, having it rain for full days at a time, I never saw a trace of this NM. I think that, even though it's not a lotto pop this is in the best sense of the word a lotto monster.

If you check on it and it's not there, that's too bad, don't invest much more time in it or you'll be waiting for days (RL) at a time for it.
/cheer
# Jun 05 2007 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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1/2 On this Hat finally. To make the time pass you can sub RNG and leave the last fungaur on widescan while you farm. Did that for a couple hours until the gilsellers took over. So I went back to staring at the fungus, Got up for a smoke, came back to Noble Mold.

I think the date was 5/2/1023 and it was earthsday, around 90% moon phase on the way down. He killed me the first time but that was because I linked the other funguar there. Came back 5 minutes later with the same job 65 THF/RNG and beat on him without the link and got my hat. GL to all those after this. Next up, a Shaman's Cloak(shouldn't be to hard) and a Zordenite Ring(hard).

Edited, Jun 5th 2007 12:32pm by MonkeyboyJay
RDM 66?
# May 23 2007 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Can I beat this as RDM 66? I do not have NIN sub. I can only sub BLM or WHM (or BRD but I doubt that's useful).
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# May 31 2007 at 9:44 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah, it's really easy, you'll have protect, shell, stoneskin, and all that so you shouldn't be hurt much, silent gas might suck for you but you should still be ok with decent weapon skills for damage.
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# Feb 11 2008 at 10:40 AM Rating: Good
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Saw him, didnt claim in time though.
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# May 17 2007 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
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april showers bring may flowers (or in this case mold).

I'd be willing to bet that it isnt a set amount of time the PH has to be up but a certain amount of rain icons or a set amount of time during rain weather that the PH has to be up.
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# May 17 2007 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I was thinking the same thing!

Story: Spawned today 5/3/1022, Watersday, 52% Waxing, Single water(I think). Not sure on exact time cause I went to register for school. Was coming back to the game almost certain I was dead since the Lost Souls still aggro my 66 THF. Went as THF/RNG to test Turnerbrowns Widescan info. I had the last fungar on Auto-track and the other fungar on Auto-lock, when I came back I was still on Auto-lock but tracking was off, and there he was. I went to work on him without any boltz or shadows. He missed alot but since he's level 50 I guess that's expected since my Eva is 250+ and his spells didn't do more than 50 damage to me. Only thing that hurt was his Silent gas move for 120 damage. At the end of the battle I had around 300 HP left and only 20 exp. :(

Almost makes you want to cry. 16 hours camping and all I get is 20 exp. Might try again when I wake up {yawn} good luck every.


Edited, May 17th 2007 8:43pm by MonkeyboyJay
Noble Mold
# May 01 2007 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Can a lv60blm defeat noble mold??
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# Mar 06 2007 at 5:18 PM Rating: Good
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Just got my Rain Hat 1/3

I'm sorry I don't have exact times for the data nerds. However, I can say that all my sightings (5, twice came back from afk to see someone else killing it) were in the 5th month, ranging from 5/4 to 5/24

I'm beginning to suspect Noble Mold can spawn multiple times per rainy cycle, can anyone confirm multiple sightings?

Edited, Mar 6th 2007 8:19pm by Freysi
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# Mar 07 2007 at 5:30 AM Rating: Good
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Quote:
I'm sorry I don't have exact times for the people who made it possible for me to know exactly how to camp this NM, and not waste two weeks of my life for nothing.


Fixed.

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I'm beginning to suspect Noble Mold can spawn multiple times per rainy cycle, can anyone confirm multiple sightings?


Yes.
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Quote:
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I'm sorry I don't have exact times for the people who made it possible for me to know exactly how to camp this NM, and not waste two weeks of my life for nothing.


Fixed.


Wow, sand in sensitive places much? For the record, I figured out the spawn condition on this NM on my own before info was up tyvm. Been camping since I first heard rumors of this mob.
Next time someone posts about getting this drop, maybe you could congratulate them for the hard work, instead of assuming they are ingrates that leeched of the info you posted on this thread.
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If I was concerned about people "leeching" I wouldn't bother to post.
I didn't take your post as a slap against me personally, but for everyone who posts something useful that others can build on. If you figured it out on your own, that's great, but apparently you didn't see fit to share it. At least not here.

Without Purely and others posting their experiences, there would've been much more work involved in figuring this one out. I stand by my edit.
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I assume 56 thf would be destroyed?
# Feb 16 2007 at 1:13 AM Rating: Default
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56thf/nin, with cap marks. If i used status/bloody bolts would i stand even a small chance?
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I assume 56 thf would be destroyed?
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[quote=powalord]56thf/nin, with cap marks. If i used status/bloody bolts would i stand even a small chance?[/

unfortunately the bones there aggro up to 65 and the coeurl will eat you too =\ i learned the hard way but i made sure i had the aggro level down. fyi for yall.


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I assume 56 thf would be destroyed?
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I think you'll be fine, but I would try soloing a few funguars first to get an idea what to expect. Bring antidotes for sure. The main issue you're going to have is the other things that like to spawn in that area (undead, bombs, etc..)potentially aggroing you while you camp/fight.



Edited, Feb 16th 2007 11:55am by Turnerbrown
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noble mold and me just dno't get along.
# Feb 07 2007 at 5:18 AM Rating: Decent
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6/9/1015 lightsday, 4:40 vana'diel time waning gibbus 62%

Earth: Feb 7 2007 8:12:am(ish)

Lightning weather when I logged in to a BLM75/WHM37 killing him. A few seconds earlier he probably would have been mine, as this mage killed him then ran off without responding to me, was probably just passing through and didn't even know what the rain hat was :(
Dang
# Feb 05 2007 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I just missed his pop, went to help my girlfriend with something and came back he JUST popped. I had walked away for like, 10 seconds haha.

But for you data nerds, as always:

4/29/1015 lightsday just before 9:00 first quarter moon 43%

earth: feb 5 2007 6:00pm rain weather is when he popped, it went away and he did NOT depsawn (although he was engaged)
Coincidence?
# Jan 13 2007 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
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From my experience, Noble Mold really loves to pop during the month of May. I have personally seen him in June also, but rarely. Coincidentally, all three times I have claimed him was exactly on 5/21 Vana'diel time, of course. I have also seen him twice on 5/11 but didn't get claim. Two times it was single rain, and the other was single lightning but it was still raining, Im thinking it popped from rain and stayed spawned while it changed to lightning.

I have gotten a Rain Hat already, but I would like to show up on 5/21 again just to see if its just a mere coincidence.
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Saw this guy a year ago when I first met most of my LS members. They were helping me with SAM starter quest when I spotted him while I was wondering around. We should have killed him but they weren't sure of the level and decided to stay away, as if 2 70+ RDMs couldn't take it. I'm a level 60 THF now, I think I'm going to give this a shot soon. This would go great with my WHM, SMN, RDM, and BLM which are all levels 50-55 now. Wish we would have killed him long ago. ><

Edited, May 17th 2007 10:21am by MonkeyboyJay
Unicorn has seen him.
# Oct 14 2006 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Spawned while I was in exp party in Caedavra Mire. Linkshell BST friend saw it and told me. I got there in under 5 minutes and he killed it when I was in zone because someone else saw it too.... No drop.

But at least I know he exists! :)

(turned out the other person there was a friend of mine too hah)

Spawn conditions for you data nerds:

5-6-1007 - Lightningsday about 18:00 hours. I'm fairly certain it was double lighning weather when we killed it, but I forgot to write that part down.
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# Sep 14 2006 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
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0/3 on this, all 3 kills with thf sub. I've seen it spawn in month 4 and 5 only, didn't pop in 6th last time. The spawn window seems infinite, last cycle it took about 28-30 hours or so to repop after being killed once, with neither of the funguars being touched(left my guy on afk there for a long time with no filters).
Killable by
# Aug 08 2006 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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killable by most jobs 70+
GL im 0/2 ;-;
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March/April camping
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One question: has anyone seen this spawn in March or April? I have been there since 3/15/1000 (mostly AFK), did not touch the myxomycete when I arrived, and I can verify they didn't die for 40 hours, but no pop. Nothing. Finally, on 4/25/1000, a discourteous Beastmaster comes in, kills all the myxomycete, and warps out (not mentioning any names, but it starts with Valknova on Remora /shakesfist). I just wonder if we're wasting our time camping in April. Although, the timer would have to start in April to get spawns as early as 5/10 (which is the earliest I've seen, in a screenshot too).

It rains occasionally in March, but no pop. You get single-element water rain in April at least half the time, but get very few thunder and thunderstorms, and often get days where there is no effect or fog. May and June hardly ever see no weather effect, although it happens occasionally. You get frequent thunder and thunderstorms, but get alot of single-element rain too. In July it hardly ever rains (this starts on 7/1 too).
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March/April camping
# Oct 26 2006 at 7:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello,

I dunno about March, but I've definitely seen it pop near the end of April.
0/5 -_-;
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I reach the 18hr mark from last kill, and nobody has touched the funguar. Turns out, a Paladin waltzes in, pokes around the area, and engages one funguar because he thinks he's cool.

Moral: Paladins can go to ****.
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Rain Hat 1/1
# Jun 21 2006 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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NM finally spawned on 5/24 VD time (Darksday). It definitely has to be raining for it to appear, although i had been camping for ~3hrs and had witnessed a NIN 2hr'ing a PH about 2hrs before pop...this could mean that killing the PHs doesn't reset NM timer at all o_O;;

75BRD/WHM Dark spore hit me for 200~ish. I wouldn't understimate this NM, probably not safe to camp below lv60-65 depending on job. GL everyone ^^/ Screenshot


Edited, Wed Jun 21 11:24:18 2006
Rain Hat 1/1
# Sep 01 2006 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Just saw this post - very interesting, and I want to clarify something.

Although there are 3 funguars in that area, i believe that only one of them is the placeholder for Noble Mold - If you have widescan, it would be the last one on the list.

This still doesn't mean that killing the placeholder does/does not reset some timer....I simply didn't camp it often enough to determine that one way or another. Unlike Rose Garden, where ppl almost have to hang around for 10+ pops, it's hard to nail down something like that.

All I know for certain is the times that Noble Mold DID appear for me, were times that no Funguars were killed. Possibly, only the 1 placeholder has to be alive, or possibly killing placeholders doesnt change anything.

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level?
# May 22 2006 at 6:12 AM Rating: Decent
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whats the level of this mob? can a 52 sam/thf or /nin take it? it'd be nice to have for my whm :)
Noble Rot
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I did some research on this subject as to where the idea of this NM might have come from and found something very interesting. I think this NM is based on the "noble rot" phenomenon that infects wine grapes. It's scientific name is Botrytis cinerea, and the result of noble rot is a very rare sweet wine. The events that cause noble rot are very rare, and they must occur in a certain order during the growing season. Botrytis cinerea starts to form while it is raining on the wine grapes as the spores from the infestation attach to the crop. If rain continues, this fungus will continue to invade the tissue and liquefy, diluting the sugars ad resulting in grey rot. This will destroy the crop. However, if the weather turns dry, the progression to grey rot is inhibited and the fungus will feed off of the water from the grapes, dehydrating them and leaving highly concentrated sugar. This is noble rot, and can be fermented into exceptionally fine wine.
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interesting id say that leads to maybe a more valid theory possibly a cycle where it starts to rain then close to 5th month maybe month 4 has brief periods where it stops raining for a day or 2 at atime?
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RE: Noble Rot
# May 25 2006 at 10:19 AM Rating: Default
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"Renalikesmymeat" for life ^^
pops noted
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I've witnessed 2 spawns, gotten 1 claim and 0 drops. Both spawns on 5/12 VD time.

Question is, after 24 hours if the window is still open does he pop again? That seems to be the message but it's not clear. I will check again tonight, should be approximately 6/4 or 6/6.
RE: pops noted
# Jun 03 2006 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I've seen it pop twice in one cycle on more than one occasion - roughly 18 hrs after the first spawn, but during the same rainy period.
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RE: pops noted
# Apr 12 2006 at 5:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Not that it is fact, but from my experience from many cycles of camping it only spawned once per cycle.
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Why do people have to kill every random thing they see? I was on my 8th hour camping and someone comes by and Asuran Fists my placeholders on 5/20/994. I wish the stupid monk would die.
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After exhaustive attempts got it
# Feb 12 2006 at 1:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Although rainy weather does begin often in month 3 and last til month 7, the spawns I have witnessed are in month 5 and 6.
I have never seen it before 5/20 or after 6/6.
Witnessed spawn dates 5/20, 5/28, 6/2, 6/6 and another I forgot to annotate in this same time.
Oh the drop rate was crappy for me.
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# Feb 12 2006 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Thought about it after I posted: got rain hat finally feb 11 2:36:35pm EST
5/20/990 windsday 19:14
waxing gibbous (64%)

Also a note: the times it spawned in month 6 I had been camping since month 3 and witness funguar deaths to npc levelers up into month 5.
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# Feb 11 2006 at 7:54 PM Rating: Good
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I killed this guy on Feb 10. I have looked up this post before (great info Turnerbrown), and I had noticed the dates posted.
I'm in EU timezone, but I'm fairly sure that 7am in whatever timezone you're in had passed.

Nevertheless, I had the date in my head when I exited from Boyahda, and found that it was raining. With no real hope I decided to go over there anyways, and saw him on widescan! Ran over and killed him and got the hat (awesome as a fishing hat!).

It was Lightsday for me also... I know there are others who've gotten him on other days, but there sure seems to be a lot of people who've killed him on Lightsday. @_@

I saw that a JP Mithra was camping today, and I felt sorry for her. I /telld her that it would probably not spawn for a while. I tried to explain more based on this info here, but the language barrier annoyingly enough prevented me from making sense to her.
Very frustrating, but at least I managed to tell her that it only spawns during the long rain period...
She was very thankful that I tried to help at least, hehe.
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# Jan 15 2006 at 12:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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The weather checker reported rain for Zi'tah over the next 3 days this evening, so I decided go take a look for Noble Mold. It was raining when I reached the spawn area, but unfortunately all I found were the 3 usual Myxomycetes. I walked to the end of the valley and decided to kill the Rock Golem there for the **** of it.

But when I was walking back through the spawn area, I noticed that one of the Myxomycetes had moved quite a distance from where it was a few minutes before. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw that it was actually Noble Mold. Killed it, but no drop.

Conditions at the time of spawn
Lightsday
Rain weather
Around 15:00 game time
Waxing Crescent moon (around 15%)

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# Jan 14 2006 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been camping this thing for about 3 weeks. (off and on depending on the forecast) Just yesterday i was heading to the boyada tree and decided to check up on it since it was raining. It was up. not that tough to kill, although i was on my 75 rdm. no drop ; ;

when i found it the conditions were as follows :
Vana'diel : 5/28/988, windsday, 1:18
Waning Cresent (31%)
Earth : Jan. 13, 2006 11:26:04 pm

it was raining when i saw it. i got claim right as it changed to double thunder and it didn't despawn. i'll be camping him again. i hope this helps^^
Noble Mold Info
# Dec 15 2005 at 3:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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* Noble Mold spawns/morphs from a funguar at the south end of E-9.
The placeholder must be alive for Noble Mold to spawn.

* It only spawns during rain (single water element).

* It can spawn on ANY day, contrary to what you may have read.


* Edit: Rainy weather occurs in Zitah beginning late in the 3rd month through early the 7th month of the Vana'diel year. The previous theory of moon cycles has proven to be false. Go by the calendar year to predict rain.

* This means that you can expect a 3 day window within a two-week period for Noble Mold to spawn.
Yes, it is THAT rare.

* The Weather NPC's in Jeuno will specifically predict "Rain" during this period, usually all three days.

* Once this period of almost daily rain begins, expect an 18-24 hr timer for the NM.
Killing placeholders may reset this.

* Noble Mold has @4400 hitpoints, and gives xp equal to a level 50 mob.

* The hat is not a 100% drop, however it dropped 2 of the three spawns I witnessed.

* The regen effect on the hat is 1 hp every 3 seconds.



Edit: The information below is no longer valid. Enough time has passed to show that rainy weather in Zi'tah is related to the calendar, not moon cycles.

Begin looking for rainy weather in the 3rd Vanadiel month, and expect it to end in the 7th month.

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These dates should predict the rainy weather moon cycles over the next several weeks.
Times shown are the end of New Moon until the start of the following New Moon of that particular cycle.

Jan 11 8am until Jan 14 10am

Jan 24 630pm until Jan 27 830 pm

Feb 7 5am until Feb 10 7am

Feb 20 345pm until Feb 23 530pm








Edited, Mon Feb 13 19:28:42 2006
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RE: Noble Mold Info
# Jan 14 2006 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
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RE: Noble Mold Info
# Dec 21 2005 at 10:52 AM Rating: Good
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I just want to say thank you very much for conducting all this research. Ive spent a very long time camping this NM, and havent come up with any conclusive evidence myself.

I believe I camped him the same days you were doing so, only I'm on Kujata. (interesting fact: the weather across all servers is linked, as well as moon phases. Whats happening in your world is also what is happening in mine.)

My difference is that I did not kill anything initially in 20 hours of consecutive camping. After i read your post (approx 16 hours after it was submitted) I waited until lightsday and rain weather, and killed all the placeholders. After this, I spent another 48 hours in the zone, and nothing popped. The placeholders were kept alive during this entire time.

Please, keep up the research. I will as well, and i'll start taking note of moon phase from here on out.

Thank you for your help, I'm glad someone else is trying to figure this silly thing out!
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RE: Noble Mold Info
# Dec 21 2005 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for your reply. Good to know I'm not the only crazy one. =)

12/29 Got my Rain Hat today. Now go get yours! =)

Edited, Thu Dec 29 20:26:50 2005
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RE: Noble Mold Info
# Jan 05 2006 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
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Turner, you're simply amazing. Thank you for all the hard work and research - you've renewed my drive to get this item.

One concern however. Your cycle for the "Available Spawns" seems to run 3 days, 8 hours a piece, with the exception of the December 28th-January 2nd spawn time, which runs 4 days, 8 hours. If you ran your calculations off this initial time, then all the following times are one day off (behind).

Further, the last time I camped this NM was from December 16th to December 20th. From your chart, the possible spawn time would have been:

Dec 15th, 7a.m. - Dec 18th, 3p.m.

I made sure no placeholders were killed during the time I wasn't AFK, but i did D/C on a couple occasions (while sleeping). To affirm you conclusions, the weather NPCs did predict rain for the entirety of the time I was there, though they often predicted thunder as well.

I'll post further results when I have them, and thank you again!
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RE: Noble Mold Info
# Jan 05 2006 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Oops, yes that should be Dec 29-Jan 2.
3+ day moon cycle, not 4. The rest of those dates (based off Jan 2nd) should be ok.

For more exact dates and times, check out the timer at Pyogenes.

I really hope this all pans out as predicted, as knowing the weather pattern makes this NM a lot more accessible.

Good luck to you =)



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RE: Noble Mold Info
# Jan 11 2006 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Gahhh, those times WERE off. >< But aside from that, I checked the weather forecast today and it's not raining as the moon cycles should have predicted.
Either I screwed up my math, or it's more the calendar than the moon phase, or rainy weather is more random than I thought. >< Will update when I learn more.

/fume

(My original theory was that rainy weather was calendar related. Rainy weather was going on during the 4th-6th months both of the previous years, when I was camping. It just so happened to also coincide with the moon cycle, which made me change my mind. It's now the third month of the calendar, will wait and see if weather changes by the 5th month before throwing out the moon phase theory.)


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RE: Noble Mold Info
# Jan 12 2006 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
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woot! your estimates were right on...

i logged out at the spawn spot last night after not seeing noble mold up during some rain. when i logged back on today, it was standing there minding it's own business. it was double lightning weather when i logged on so i'm not sure what weather was around when the nm spawned.

ran over, claimed it and slowly beat it down. took about 5 minutes as a 69 rdm in xp gear (not lots of str or att stuff) so i did the enspell/haste/dagger routine.

it was also full moon lightsday when i killed it and i got the rain hat! \(^_^)/

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Edit: Nevermind


Edited, Thu Dec 15 15:16:21 2005
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Just an FYI - the weather checker in Jeuno isn't always right. The forecast for today was "Sunny", and yet there was both rain and lightning in Zitah today.
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Not Lightsday
# Nov 30 2005 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Just killed this. I got out of a party in Boyahda Tree and thought I'd check on it, although it was NOT Lightsday. I ran in and didn't see anything but a rng walking into a corner, apparently afk. I asked if she'd seen anything, but got no reply...when I turned around Noble Mold had popped behind me. The day had just changed over to Earthsday and it was raining.

As pld62 without full mp and 2hr, it was actually a pretty tough fight. Uses Waterga II, as the above poster said, and standard funguar attacks. I would have done better with a few antidotes.

Got 32 exp. No hat. ;;
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RE: Not Lightsday
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and so the plot thickens..
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after reading these posts, i decided to play around 10:00pmish cst on the lightsdays. First day i left everything, nothing poped, same as 2nd. 3rd RL day i killed everything on lightsday with rain weather. nothing repoped from it, on my way to a NM in boy. tree, it changed to rain weather on lightsday the 4th day, and he was up in the spot of a PH ( one of the ones closer to the cave) it did watergaII but thats about it. did 2 unresisted chaotic strikes on it ( 1800+ ) and it was done. did drop the rain hat ( yet no one will care when i wear it on my smn lol ) will be submitting pic to picko in the morning. and the e-9 f-10 is correct
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please can someone list the placeholders
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RE: placeholders
# Nov 19 2005 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
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are the 4 Myxomycete in the E-9 area

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4? ive only counted 3 1 near entrance to that location and then 2 near that tunnel at the end where revenent spawns
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# Nov 04 2005 at 12:46 AM Rating: Default
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I figured it out! You need to take the 3 or 4 Funguars in that area, and kill them in the cavern when its raining on lightsday. And you have to kill them all before they respawn and before the rain stops. Then he spawns in the cavern once the rain stops. Bwahaha. I'm such a great liar. I made that up. Someone please! Help me out!
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from Somepage ( I believe ) Spawns around E-9 to F-10. Specifics: Rain and/or lightsday?
Gonna check it out as soon as i have a chance.
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Pop conditions.
# Oct 26 2005 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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So i wandered out to Zi'Tah not knowing what I was getting into. I jumped off my bird and just took a look at the area where Noble Mold is suposed to pop, and I went on killing everything in sight. Im a Drk so I was trying to skill up GS alittle bit, but couldnt on those mobs. While I was there, a Brd just popped outta nowhere and said "Hello!". I thought maybe that Brd was camping it and wanted to see if I would help out. In turn she was not camping it, she had just finished camping it with a friend of hers. Now i thought this would be a basic LL pop, drop, and go kinda NM, but its not.
Requirment for Noble Mold to pop are as follows:
Rainy weather, Lightsday, AND!!! AND!!! Dont kill the place holder(They are really not place holders but you get my point) for 3 GAME DAYS!!!! They much be alive for Noble Mold to pop. Ive killed him twice with no drop, and Im still going after him.
I have a weird theroy about NMs and NM pops lol. It goes kinda like this. With LL, you kill off the placeholders and then LL spawns to protect her beloved Rock Lizzards lol. But with NMs like Noble Mold, hes like a King, or a Prince lol. "NOBLE!!" That dont want anything to be going wrong with the area that they are popping in. So I call these NMs Royal NMs... just a thing I do.

Well there you have it. the pop conditions for Noble Mold. Have fun camping, and if you need any help on Siren Server, I'll give it a shot with you.
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what are concidered the Placeholders for this that cant be killed


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I personally have no answers and I'm sorry for that, but everyone else who tries to post answers should only post something definite. How do you know all the placeholders were still there Maikeru? You could have just not seen any die before you got there and it popped.
See, I think this placeholder thing is BS because the goal of a placeholder is to take place of the NM, then the NM will take ITS place of the spawn when a random placeholder is dead.
Please, we need a pos, weather conditions, moon phase, day... and I guess how long you were waiting. I just hope I get lucky when I go do it...
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Ok, ive been camping this thing for about 4 days on and off, and here is what i've taken note of.

Ive been here during rain, on all days of the week, and havent seen any pop. (Area: E-9/F-10, between the two trees near the conquest banner)

I waited an entire lightsday, while the weather changed from rain to thunder to normal three seperate times. I did NOT kill any placeholders, and there was no pop. I was the only one in the area at the time. This was during a Waning Crescent moon, im not certain if that may have any bearing on the pop conditions.

I was also there during rain with 2 other campers, on lightsday. One of them, a 75 BRD, was killing all the Funguar placeholders. Still, no Noble Mold pop. This was during a New Moon.

I did not know the last ToD for any of these, so I cant confirm a possibility of a 24 hour spawn, or another crazy timer.

I'm really struggling to figure this out. If any one can post something more than "w00t! I got it" that would be wonderful.
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I killed it and got the drop. I zoned into Sanctuary with RNG sub and found it on Widescan. It was during rainy weather. No placeholders were killed (I'm very sure no one was in the area, I was searching the area before while I was chocoing over).

Got the Rain Hat.
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RE: Got the drop!
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Any chance you remember the <pos>? also, what was your main job at the time? I dont think i'd have much trouble killing it as a 70BLM, but i dont wanna go out there and camp the silly thing only to end up dead next to some evil mushroom ^^

Thanks in advance!
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actually i heard the spawn requirements are to kill the placeholders, while it is raining on lightsday. i got this from somepage
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Possible Spawn conditions!!
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I'm thinking this NM may be like the one in Raungement Pass named Taisaijin or something. People don't know the pop requirements for it either BUT occurding to mysterytour (i think it was mysterytour), in order for Taisaijin (and possibly even noble mold and a few other NMs we havnt really figured out), you must leave the placeholders alive for 24 rl hours or 72 rl hours. If you even kill one or someone else does, the timer starts over.
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RE: Possible Spawn conditions!!
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You are SO full of crap!
If you don't know for sure then don't post and waste every ones time!
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