Vana'diel Bestiary: Aroma Fly  

Found in:Gusgen Mines
Spawntime:30 Minutes
Level:44 - 48
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Wind
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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Is popped by clicking the ??? on your RSE week. ??? may be found around F-7, H-8, and I-8.

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Not exactly 30
# Mar 10 2009 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
615 posts
Having been "camping" this thing in gusgen mines today, while doing the dishes/housework, checking back every rough half an hour, I'm pretty sure the time is variable.

Occasionally, I'd check back in 25 minutes, and the ??? will have repopped in front of my nose, and sometimes it wasn't there yet in 30, but was there when I sat down to go check spawns 5 minutes later.

This was using the ingame clock, so pretty accurate.
However, I timed afetr NM death, not after touching ???. Maybe that matters, I don't know personally.

That said, I'd put time anywere from 25-35 minutes.

Nitpicky, 30 min's is probably accurate enough, but it's not exactly that, indeed.
Not quite 30 minutes
# Oct 09 2007 at 9:25 PM Rating: Good
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Just went 1/3 on the Aroma Fly. The repop on the ??? isn't exactly 30 minutes- its just a few minutes more (no more than 5).

I started at map 1, I-8 as soon as the 30 minutes were up. Since it didn't pop, I'd run the loop to check the other two, and neither of them were up either. Came back to I-8 only to find the ??? up again.

Not sure if its pops are random, but for me went:
1. map 4, H-8/9 (no drop)
2. map 1, I-8 (no drop)
3. map 1, I-8 (drop!)

Edited, Oct 10th 2007 1:25am by Etain
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# Aug 18 2007 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
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i have been able to kill this very easily solo with 50drg/20blm, for some healing breaths. actually i dont have to use any healing breaths, but a weapon skill afterwards is ncie to remove the poison.
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# Jul 31 2007 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Ran around hitting every ??? killing this thing as a 67 DRG/SAM. So pop, Jump and High Jump for 300+ dmg each and then Penta Thrust for 1500+ dmg. Killed this thing every time in under 10 seconds.....

.....I hate this fly and everything it stands for......

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# Apr 01 2007 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, me and my hubby have been hunting this... 0/4 so far on the sachet. However, I thought I would post here because one of them dropped a Black Drop.

*edit - forgot to mention that we've got TH3*

Edited, Apr 1st 2007 5:54am by Suffer
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# Mar 31 2007 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Did full rse and
Camped this for 1 1/2 hour
@ gusgen
soloed as pld 50
Hits pretty hard, kept poison on me
on all 3 fights
Uses AOE attack pretty often
Had about eva+12 on me + flash on him
and was still managing to
land 50-60 dmg hits on me

If you're gonna try it with
a 40ish job
make sure you don't let other flys link
1 of the ??? spawn points is surrounded
by fly-type mobs

Edited, Mar 31st 2007 9:28am by StraightEdge
Woot! 1/1
# Jan 26 2007 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Just finished this fight a couple minutes ago as 59 blm/25 thf.
Fight would've gone smoother had I not aggro'd the bomb from resting.

I threw up Ice Spike, ate a Melon Pie, then start with Sleep II + Freeze which dropped it to around 65%. Then I stun + slept him and rested till he woke. Noticing that my spells aren't going to kill him before I run out of MP, I decided to melee him as well. So I casted Poison II and Bio II to get some DoT going while hitting him with my Dark Staff, and drain when I'm low on HP. I ended the fight with 200HP/9MP and I had to Manafont + Warp to get away from the bomb that aggro'd me, but I'm now a proud owner of my sweet sachet. ^^

Note: The paralyzing effect of Ice Spike helps a lot since I /thf... otherwise my drain may have been interrrupted since the mob hits pretty fast. /whm may be a much safer choice since you have access to stoneskin and other enfeebling spells, but I heard drop-rate for the sachets are pretty low so I decided to /thf.
1/4 Drop!
# Aug 15 2006 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I hunted this NM today for only two hours and went 1/4 with my BLM62/WHM31. First fight I found the NM to be pretty tough, he messed me up a little, but I killed him with no drop. By the third fight, I had an "Impossible To Guage" strategy;

1) Bind
2) Blind
3) Elemental Seal > Paralyze
4) Slow
5) FireIII
6) AeroIII
7) WaterIII
8) Bind
9) FireIII
10) BlizzardII
11) Attacked with an Earth Staff for the Damage Taken -20% and killed him in a couple blows. Got drop fourth kill! Yay! =P

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# May 29 2006 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
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The '???' for this mob doesn't take 30 minutes to spawn. I killed Aroma Fly, took some surrounding chest key mobs for 10 minutes, then found the '???' again in the same spot and killed Aroma Fly again. No drop on either.

Edit: Well, after killing it 7 times (No drop ._.) it seems to be spawning every 30 minutes. I guess the second spawn was some kind of glitch...

Edited, Mon May 29 19:20:50 2006
# Apr 11 2006 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
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can these sachets be reobtained if u accidentally toss them? i tossed mines on accident and aroma NMs wont drop for me anymore
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# May 28 2006 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes they can. It's just a rare drop that's all. I accidently threw mine at a crab in Gustav Tunnel... >.<

I eventually got another one.

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# Feb 13 2006 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
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- Spawns by selecting the "???" which pops in the dungeon of your RSE Week.

-Very low drop rate on the satchets. went 1/7 here.

-Level I would put it at would be approx 40. Didn't manage to hit me at all as a 65 BLM, sem-nekkid with wind staff. When it did, it connected for about 30-40. Not much.

-The "???" respawns every 30mins, once the fly is killed. Heavily reccomend you camp on YOUR RSE, not the opposite ***, so you can gather RSE at same time.

Fly spawns in Gusgen.
Crawler spawns in the Maze.
Leech is in cave.

Be wary of when the dungeons switch to the other... ^^.

Best of luck!
www.ffxi-atlas.com has the spawns of ALL the "???" spots!

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Accidental Fight
# Feb 04 2006 at 1:49 AM Rating: Excellent
14 posts
Today I was doing my RSE and was on two diff comps, running around with my bros 61sam/thf and my 51rdm/blm. I was playing the sam killing ghasts and wights looking for a key when I found the ??? and clicked it not knowing what it was. The Aroma Fly popped and aggroed and I immediately took off cause he was only at like 414 hp. I went back and attacked it though since I conned it as a NM and after it missed me 6 times in a row and I was beating on it doing 100 dmg a pop and it was still at about 7/8th life I left the comp to go to my rdm. When I came back to the sam he was hit once for about 14 and the fly was dead with no drop.

I hear the lvl of the fly is uber random - and sometimes a lvl 60 gets a run for his money - is that accurate?
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# Jan 22 2006 at 3:10 AM Rating: Good
20 posts
In case no one knows where the ???'s are located:

•I-8 on Gusgen's second map

•Around H8/9 (map where MNK af1 is)- On the first map, run down the stairs and go through the left-most corridor. Go to the northwest room on that map and go through the door that goes west from that room, which will lead you to the map with the Aroma fly's ???.

•F-7-intersection- the map with gusgen Clay and passed the Foul Meat that occasionally spawns in the middle of the map.

good luck :D

Edited, Sun Jan 22 03:13:24 2006

Aroma Fly: Round 2
# Dec 15 2005 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
I attempted the the Fly again as 54WHM/15THF. This time the position of spawn was second floor I-8. For the some reason the battle seemed a bit more difficult with my /THF sub. However, I did defeat the mob and received my RSE item. I suggest, to be on the safe side, keep buffs/debuffs up (ie stoneskin, haste, para, dia, poisona, flash), and possibly a yag drink. I started with 499mp, and ended with 12 mp in the end. However, I did not use Benediction.

Good luck and good hunting

aroma fly 1/2

Edited, Thu Dec 15 11:01:37 2005
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bad drop rate
# Nov 24 2005 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
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killed every pop for my RSE game week, every 30 mins. Taru sachtet fianlly dropped on last kill. I had TH2 entire time, so like 1/13 or somthing. Defitnyl worht it though
# Nov 23 2005 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
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I spent 10 hours this morning mining in gusgen, and helped a 56 taru friend with this. i mined for awhile and every 20 or 30 he would call that he found the ??? and that i should come help.he was a taru whm, so i sat there and cured him while he used magic to kill the aroma fly. 5-7 kills, no drop. i joined once with TH1, and still no drop.
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Aroma Fly
# Nov 22 2005 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
I did the Hume female RSE quest yesterday@Gusgen. Location of mob (F-7) near the nm Asphyxiated Amsel. I soloed this mob as a 52wWHM/26BLm. The battle took over 5 minutes. It can be done as long as you enable stoneskin, and use the normal debuffs. However, the fly did not drop the sachet. Maybe next time sub THF. =/
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# Nov 21 2005 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
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was randomly searching in theis hell hole for a chest so i could finally get my RSE done and i randomly spotted a ?? .. . being the curious kinda guy i am i rushed over to it and touched it ^^ i was about Lv.45 whm/blm and had a Lv 60+ pld help me out ^^ dropped a BALM SATCHET which is race/gender specific and is specific to the person who touches the ??? so if u want the drop u gotta get the ??? first ^^ me and my pld buddy took this thing easy once he arrived . .but i dont advise any whm 45 taking it on alone ^^
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Edited, Mon Nov 21 21:29:15 2005
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