Vana'diel Bestiary: Fungus Beetle  

Found in:West Ronfaure
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Linking
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Light
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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General Info

  • NM is a lottery spawn from the Scarab Beetle which spawns in I-8 or I-9.
  • Highly resistant or immune to sleep.
  • NM has roughly 350 HP.

Nyzul Isle NM Notes

  • Drops a crate containing a ??? item which may appraise into Clipeus.
  • Appears on Floors: 41 - 60

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F#$@us Beetle
# Jun 30 2009 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
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After hours of killing every beetle in the middle-right area of W. Ronfaure I started to read more about other peoples' sightings. It seems that Fungus Beetle's spawn location is in the lower half of I-8, upper part of I-9, and the areas of H-8 and H-9 that are closest to these. So another hour or so killing the few beetles that happen to spawn in this section of the map I finally come across the legendary Fungus Beetle, and good thing! I was literally about 10 seconds away from giving up for the night...The battle wasn't too tough as 20whm/blm but the Lv.5 hammer I had on me didn't hit too hard and my divine magic is severly underskilled so it took a little while for him to fall. I suppose the only real information I have to add about this NM is that somepage's spawn location is wrong, so don't waste your time in that area like I originally did before looking at these comments.
Close fight...
# Jul 10 2008 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Getting my MNK up to 10, and saw this guy running around. Nobody was going after him, so I checked him as "could not be determined", which I'd never seen before, so I assumed NM. Got my MNK up to enough EXP to ensure not leveling down if he destroyed me, then went after him. With about 4 stacked boosts, and hundred fists, it was a close fight, but he still got the best of me.

Edited, Jul 14th 2008 2:07pm by Dustrose
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# Jun 24 2008 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo'd as lvl 12 nin/dnc, he was hitting between 10-13. Got the shield, think its 100% drop. Fun fight.
# Jun 13 2008 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I tend to see this thing just wandering around at least a third of the time I pass by on chocobo. I usually give a shout to see if anyone wants the shield, otherwise I ignore it.

Edited, Jun 13th 2008 10:42pm by Aneirin
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first NM ever killed!
# Apr 04 2008 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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wanding back from tele holla on my choco i came across this critter...half naked 25bml/whm killed him easily and got shield drop...awsome for lvlin pld n war! found him by j-8 or J-9?...in the little outcove type thingy along the right boundry of the map...it was my first NM ever killed (and only so far, ive only been playing for about 2 months) but seems like it would be easily taken by lower lvls! gl and happy hunting!
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Never Heard of him
# Nov 16 2007 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Was camping JEJ, JEJ popped and killed him, I was also farming some Sheepskins. walked 20 feet from JEJ's Corpse and seen this guy. Me and my brother never heard of him before so I killed him got the Clipeus.. assuming its 100% drop. 1/1 on Beetle 0/5 on JEJ
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fungos beetle!!
# Sep 12 2007 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
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hehe i found him yesterday while camping for jej...that sob(jej) didnt show up , i camped for him like 3hour's and he didnt show up,,,i said lemme kill some other mob's cuz i was getting bored killing 40+ rabbit's,,,so iwent a little north east of (h-9), then i saw him and i was ohhhh that is a nm!!!!
i said to my friend hurry i found another nm,,,killed him got the drop the sheild and gave it to my friend cuz i have a lantern sheild....so why do i need that 1....i killed him with my whm lvl 18....good gear...my weapon was hermit's wand didnt use any spell on it or my self...so u could solo him with lvl 16war or a whm18
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# Jun 19 2007 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I found him today, but I didn't know he was a NM lol. My friend got killed by him (he was a low level, so I wasn't surprised), so, in revenge, I tried to kill it. When he started hiting me for 26, I started to wonder... lol. Killed my 8 THF.
where he can be found
# May 30 2007 at 9:45 PM Rating: Default
try this page
this is wat i use for hunting i found him with in 10mins looking for him almost soloed him at lvl 9 drg he was left for 1 hit
i found him right in the conner J-8 Hope this helps
Happy hunting


Edited, May 31st 2007 7:10am by Babyspike
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# Apr 17 2007 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Found him infront of southern sandy gates.

Solod him very easily as lvl 18 blm.

Shield dropped.
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The Business...
# Mar 19 2007 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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On chocobo headed back to Sandy I ran into this guy. Hopped off, gave'em the business, got the Clipeus, and kept on goin...

5 hits = easy kill

Just wish I could sell the shield ;;
0/24 Jeggedy Eared Jack and counting...

Easy as fungusy pie
# Mar 01 2007 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Encountered W. Ronfaure at H-9 with a Lvl 11 Elvaan Warrior (no sub; scale armor and Light Axe)

After camping for 45 minutes, and killing every Scarab Beetle I could find in the four-square area (H-8, I-8, H-9, I-9) I came into a gap in the ridge and saw my quarry: The Fungus Beetle. Wishing that it had a more intimidating name for purposes of retelling this story to my future grandchildren, I checked my stats: HP at 169, TP at 234. Situation was fairly excellent, and the area was congested with campers and PLers so I decided to jump the blasted NM with both barrels... of, uh, my light axe... blazing. I scarfed down a jerky strip, 'voked and waited. As soon as I was engaged (we were each trading about 12-14 pts of damage against each against each other) I 2-houred, unleashed my Rage Axe (140 damage and 90 damage) and was surprised at how well I was doing. I was also surprised by the fact that the ****** was still standing and that I was having Stone and Dia cast on me. Odd. Beetles, Fungus or otherwise, shouldn't be casting spells. If God wanted beetles to cast spells, he would have given them lips, cute beetle staffs, and linguistic capabilities which he didn't. This epic duel to the death suddenly became a manage e trois of wrong.

A lvl 24 Red Mage in the area was so kind as to nuke the Weaver that had aggro'd me from behind (nice players = teh awesome) leaving me at 50 HP and the Fungus Beetle at 10%. I popped a potion for good measure and held on as he unleashed his Power Strike which only knocked me down to 83 HP left (guess I didn't need to use the potion) and I responded by landing a critical hit ftw! I received an insect wing, the Clipeus, and an earth crystal as the drop.

I'm convinced that his spawn rate is somewhat close to what Somepage says, although it's important to remember that the Scarab Beetles are PHs for him so ridding the four square area of them is probably your best bet. I wouldn't try soloing him at less than Lvl 10 unless you're nicely outfitted with plenty of items/spells/Power Levelers to help you out in the fight.

Edited, Mar 5th 2007 5:31pm by Beltenebros
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# Feb 13 2007 at 2:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Somepage is misleading regarding this punk. I spent three hours camping; killing beetles at Jack's area and the area just north of the hill. Didn't pop after these three hours; frustration. Spammed widescan during all 3 hours. :\ May someone give a more difinitive description of the pop area? Somepage, FFXIwiki, and ffxiatlas seem to contradict.
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# Feb 09 2007 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Tips for camping this NM:
1) Don't camp him in the wrong zone
2) Don't fight him as a 41Whm/20Rng with no gear and only enough MP for one banish spell ^.~

Oh, I won, but it took a while of super-strong, 0 skill whm punches :p
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# Jan 18 2007 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
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My kitty and I were duoing mobs as level 8 pld/whm and sam/whm and we started killing this by mistake. Once we realized what we were fighting I poped Invincible and we used some Pear au laits we had been using and managed to kill it and I got a nice shield for my pld.

Somepage says soloable by a level 13 job so I was kind of impressed.
Place holders?
# Jan 15 2007 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Is it just the beetles, or are there other placeholders for this guy?
Easy pop
# Nov 26 2006 at 1:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Just got this for the second time, this time for my hunny. :3

First time I tried fighting this as a lv 7 BLM. Got killed. HP to Sandy, changed to PLD and promptly kiled it. This was (I-9), didn't try to pop it, it was just there with a whole group of lv 7s staring at it.

Second time was a pop spawn. I concentrated search to (I-8) (I-9) (H-8) (H-9). Took about an hour and 15 mins to pop. Popped in (I-8) this time, just on the ridge.

100% drop rate. Very easy to find, very easy to kill. :)
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# Nov 12 2006 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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so im guessing a lvl 16 war could take this beetle?
# Oct 20 2006 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
its no big deal people its 100% drop i have it on all my mules...
Got Him
# Oct 11 2006 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
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me and a friend was hunting this NM and Jagged Ear Jack. well JeJ popped with no drop, so we just continued looking. my friend was a 15thf/7war, and i was with my 30rdm/15rng. lol i was also PL another friend too, so i had my hands full. well about 5 mins after we killed JeJ there a shout from a Mnk that hes eing chased and need help. i look and sure enough, its Fungus Beetle chasing him lol. so me and my friend the thief kill and get the drop. we thanked the mnk and continued looking for JeJ lol
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#MjnVegeta, Posted: Sep 05 2006 at 5:38 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) God somepage is full of it, 15-30 mins timer is total balls. Camped this guy for 2hrs, 10 mins for my gf. 2hrs of spaming widescan, 2 hrs of slaughtering every beetle in the area, 2 hrs of PAIN. Word of advice, if ur camping this guy, Widescan is a must, and be prepared for a wait.... unless ur lucky.
Ah, The Fungus Beetle
# Aug 17 2006 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
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This was the first NM I ever got a drop from. In fact, the first time I fought it I got the drop. The second time I saw it I was running back from La Thiene as a 16 THF and decided to engage it for fun. I got him down to about 10% health and then began SEARCHing for a WAR/PLD/or DRK so they could get the drop as well, but for the love of the heavens there were none on that spoke english!

Since I already had the Clipeus shield I wasn't expecting it to drop again. That's what I get for trying to be kind to people though ^^, Nobody that can understand me.

I honestly don't see how this NM is so tough - I can see a Lvl 10 or 11 easily take it on if they have decent gear and use their 2HR ability.

Hehehe, it's always amusing seeing it pop about 5 times per pop for Jaggedy Eared Jack. Fought that little son of a gun twice now and still haven't gotten his drop.
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# Jul 28 2006 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
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I killed this NM when I was a lvl 9 mnk with no sub so I dont see how it is that hard I got drop the "Clipeus" and I thought it was just an easy NM i only got 120 for xp probably it was a long time ago wel at lesast to me probably 6 weeks after I started playing
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kill the Fungus beetle yourself! ^^
# Jul 21 2006 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
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if you ara lv 13 dont even try to get him cause, he's like a lv 15 beetle with 300 TP start out. Also the fungus beetle has about 300 Hp as well. If you want to kill him be a lv 20 i would suggest and if you a whm or rdm save your mp for healing yourself. If your a BLACK MAGE use all the spells you got to weaken him and hit him. If your a tank kind of job like WAR, THF, MNK get the most def you can get (would help if you got someone to PL you). If your a or PUP se your pupet to get him first and come in after. If BST get pets to weaken the beetle first then attack yourself. PLD should save your mp for healing at the risk of getting half way down of HP and DRK use all your MP to hit the Fungus Beetle and weaken him also while do that hit him in-between spells.

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# Feb 12 2007 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Be a lvl 20... dude... hes not that hard, i can solo him at lvl 14.
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# Jun 25 2006 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I found this NM at I-8 in west ronfaure and killed it in 2 spells as 35 white mage and got drop ! :D
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# Jun 06 2006 at 9:26 AM Rating: Default
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Running back from the dunes with my 13 Pld and I see this thing. So I haul a$$ to my mog house, change to my war, and choco back out.

Some mithra had engaged and started to get their **** kicked, so they run for the zone.
Then they call for help ; ;.

I think, "no prob, wait for them to zone/die, then let NM reset; kick some ****, get a shield, all is well, right?"

Wrong, someone vokes it as the mithra is zoning.

No one gets anything.
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# Jun 05 2006 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I went to raise a friend today after this guy killed her. I figgured it was just a little, normal beetle, so i cast blizzard II on it. It hits for 250+ and i think "Buh-bye!" but no, it still had about 1/3 of its health left. To anyone that wants to take this guy on, i hope your strong, it must have around 400 HP.
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# May 25 2006 at 9:57 AM Rating: Good
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I saw this guy today a little east of the outpost, and I tried to take it as a level 8 Dragoon. I used my 2-hour and double-thrust twice. I got it down to about half, but it was hitting me for 12-18 each time; so i didn't last too long.
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# May 20 2006 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I was cammping today J.E.J for 7 mins lol and then it pops, i ran after him and a MNK Lvl. 8+ was going to get the claim but my Ranged attack got the claim,
I killed it as a NIN Lv. 30 but didn't get the drop.

I was going to stay for the next pop if i had more luck, then i went to kill a Forest Hare and i Saw this NM i have never seen it before, I checked it and it said "Impossible to Gauge", Sheez.. i didnt think it twice I attacked it and killed it and got the shield with the effect of +1 of evasion but the Jobs to wear is PLD/WAR/DRK, My PLD & DRK both are Lv. 61 and my WAR is Lv. 45... **** :(, all of this story was in less than 20 mins lol that's the weird of all this oh.. and it was Lightinngday Full Moon
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damn beetle
# May 15 2006 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
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just seen it today playin as lv 9 nin with war sub i was killed in 3 hits and someone grab it.
i will not accept defeat
# May 07 2006 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
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this **** NM isnt showing its face.. where do you find it?.. is it at a special time&&
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# May 10 2006 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm convinced it's roughly a 3 hours spawn time. Like I said, I camped it 2 times both times over 2 hours, both times spamming widescan and killing every beetle in the southern half of the zone. The first time I never saw him, and gave up. The second time it took at least 3 hours before I saw him on WS, at least 1 whole <pos> north of what somepage lists it's spawn area. I think it's spawn area is much wider than what Somepage says.
# May 07 2006 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
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this **** NM isnt showing its face.. where do you find it?.. is it at a special time&&
That was a close one O_O
# May 06 2006 at 1:36 AM Rating: Decent
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I was heading to La Thiene Plateau and killing monsters along the way for bits of EXP. Well, I saw the Fungus Beetle in the distance and mistook it for a regular Scarab Beetle. I attacked it, and by the time I realized my mistake and disengaged, I had already struck it. The next ten minutes I spent casting Bind on it and fleeing, before repeating over and over. I finally made it to San d'Oria and healed up. When I returned to West Ronfaure, I found it being followed by a Warrior behind the first hill.

A relatively low level Mithra started attacking it and provoked it; it loosed **** on her. She started fleeing; I decided take the initiative, be the hero, and cast Bind (:P). Luckily there was a high level WHM who came and cast Holy and Banish II on it. Each did somewhere around 200+ damage and it was killed off quick.

I applauded the guy afterwards.

This is pretty much my first encounter with a real NM, which I guess is pretty cool. ^^
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# May 02 2006 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
I was running my 12 mnk up from Bastok to work on some woodcrafting. As I was running along I decided to kill some Beetles as I was in the area. It was all pretty standard. I engage...2 attacks and the Beetle is dead. I wasn't really paying attention to what I was killing. Just tabbing to the next victim. Then it dawned on me. This particular fight had been going on for about 5 mins. I checked him and started cracking up. I had him down to about 75% by that time. I was at 80. Didn't want to waste anymore time on him so I hit him with a hundred strikes. Dead in 30 secs. I got a full drop with all of the above. This character's first nm. Next..where is that **** bunny

Edited, Mon May 8 15:04:21 2006
Pop time
# May 01 2006 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
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It's definitely not 15-30 minutes.

I've camped this guy twice. Both times with RNG subbed, spamming wide scan. the first time, I camped him for 2 hours, slaughtering all the beetles in the area, managed to fight Jack (naturally no drop), And finally said to **** with this.

The second time, I camped for no less than 3 hours. Killing all the beetles in the area. I had a little help, thanks to the new BLU job. But at the same time, a little fearful that I would lose him due to it. I also fought Jack for the second time (Again, no drop, duh). Anyways, I FINALLY spotted him on Wide scan in the middle right hand side of H-8 (Also not shown on somepage). As a lvl 60 RDM I simply used Spirits Within, and one shotted him (Well two, considering the initial attack). Like I said, I started camping him around 10ish EST, and didn't finally kill him until some time around 1am. So no less than 3 hours of camping.

Anyways, it's a good shield, and doesn't need to be replaced until lvl 20. So you get a good 11 levels out of it. My WAR was lvl 10 at the time, and my PLD isn't lvled at all. Though I'm glad I got it, I do feel like it's a waste of time. Because unlike Bounding Boots, you can only really use it until lvl 20, and only really 2 jobs can use it (I mean seriously, who uses a shield with DRK?). Basically, to me, after camping it myself, it's one of those where if you happen to run into it, BONUS! But I wouldn't suggest wasting your time camping the *******.

Edit: Also, take what somepage says on this NM with a grain of salt...

Edited, Tue May 2 08:44:01 2006
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# Apr 29 2006 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Heh, I was out and about looking for beetles to learn Power Attack from when I ran across this guy... I knew he was a NM, but I didnt know what level he was... so I decided to attack him...

After about 15sec I had him down by 15% hp (he had 85% hp left) and he had me down to about 75% hp/mp, so I decided to use my BLU 2hr (which I have never done before this). Well... this didnt do squat to him, but he started to tear me up pretty much after that, so I decided to run to Sandy to zone...
I was able to zone into Sandy and I came back out as fast as I could... at this point I saw some random people who were leveling up try to fight him... heh.... most were L.5 or less and was easily one-shotted by this small behemoth.

At this point I started to heal... and saw the beetle take out about 3 other players. Then a L.8 BLU came up and asked if I had been killed by it yet, and I told him no... so he ran into Sandy to change to his THF72. At this point there was a crowd forming and I knew if I didnt latch onto it soon, I would lose it. So... attacking I went...

I started to give it all I had and I had people gathering and watching me, and at some point I was given a Cure 1 by some player... which the beetle was so kind to go one-shot before he came back to me. By the time I actually realized I was doing pretty good I had about 30mp left and about 60%hp... the Beetle was around 50%hp... The guy who went to get his THF72 STILL wasnt back yet... so I started to worry until someone started to Cure 2 me which kept the beetle off of me long enough where I could get him down to around 15%hp... at this point I had 0mp and about 50%hp... and the beetle decided to come back to me and Power Attacked me which knocked me down to about 15%-20%hp.

Then the THF72 arrived with WHM subbed... he asked me to invite him, so I was trying to invite him by doing /sea all name, and trying to watch my hp and the beetle's hp... and I guess I wasnt quick enough and the THF thought I was going to die so he threw a Cure 3 on me... at this point I finally sent him an invite (my hp was about 5%, and the beetles hp was about 5%), but he didnt accept right away... (maybe he didnt see the invite? I dont know)

Then the beetle went down... as soon as I landed the killing blow I saw, "Deluge learns Power Attack." and then the THF72 accepted the invite... which was too late anyway... so I was able to get the rare/ex shield, the blu spell, and an earth crystal... Plus /cheers from about 20 people that was around either watching me or wanting me to die... heh.
# Apr 22 2006 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
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i think somepage meant every 150-300mins
or maybe 15-30hours
i hate this mob

ok, unless you just wants this **** shield for the sake of havin a rare/ex item then it isnt worth the trouble

barring any "chance" run-ins with it

in the time it takes to freakin camp this mob you could have your pld/war/drk to lv20

Edited, Sat Apr 22 08:30:19 2006
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# Apr 22 2006 at 4:07 AM Rating: Decent
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After camping this little ***** for quite some time a while back in all of the areas noted on Somepage and everywhere else I just spotted him a litle SW of Knightwell while leveling my BLU... this is well out of the bounds that I'd seen mentioned when I was first looking for him. Just a heads up.
Not a normal beatle
# Apr 10 2006 at 6:37 PM Rating: Decent
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This is my first post. Found the Fungus Beatle around H-9 while lvling my BST which is only lvl 6. I failed to charm it of course and when it hit my for a third of my health, I ran....not fast enough. HP to S. Sandy and run back. Picked up a pet that was beaten rather quickly. 2 more pets before I decide to zone up into Sandy. I exit right away and follow this NM wondering what to do. A 41 RDM comes along and runs right by, I send a tell, "wait" and send an invite. He notices mob, accepts the invite and puts up Protect and proceeds to slauter it. He even lets me keep the sheild.
Yup, I killed it.
# Apr 04 2006 at 5:00 AM Rating: Decent
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So the other day I was leveling up my NIN since I finally got enought Norg fame for Utsusemi quest. I was hopped up on bison steak and Au laits, so I was just pulling everything in the area and murdering it.

I didn't notice this was an NM until I started getting owned, and looked at it's name. I die. I HP to Sandy, switch over to my main and ran back outside. It seems that a 56 Drk was overkill, I murdered this thing with a single double attack. Got clippeus, holding on to it for when I get around to leveling pld. I was down around I-9 on the map when I found the little *******.
# Apr 03 2006 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
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This bish takes forever to spawn... ffxi.somepage info on this guy is gimp...
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# Mar 31 2006 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
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If you're lvl 8 don't try this
my dmg was 2-8 his was 16

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found it
# Mar 20 2006 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Found this ****** while chocoing through ronf. Hopped off, killed him, got clipeus easy. Hit me for 2-5 as a naked level 31 warrior, I h2hed him to death. I'll save it for whenever I take up paladin =)

Was in H-9 when I found him.
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This Elusive lil' Beetle
# Mar 12 2006 at 2:31 AM Rating: Excellent
18 posts
I've been campin' this ****** for over six hours now. G9, H9, I9, G10, H10. Obliterating every beetle in sight. Map-markin' every beetle spawn. Eventually boiled search radius down to H9 and H8 according to confirmed sightings. Beetles seem to have approx. five min. spawn gaps. Still hunting as i write this... still no Fungus Beetle. Ran into Jack... no drop. No surprise. There seems to be only one beetle that spawns in the two areas of confirmed sightings. Curious. Give me my Clipeus. Dragon ******* out!
RE: This Elusive lil' Beetle
# Mar 12 2006 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Revision: Been here another 2 hours. Not one beetle spawn in H9 and H8, but three. Still no Fungus Beetle. Saw Jack again, lost claim (two sightings, 7 hrs). Couldn't say if dropped, had recently blacklisted the player who fell him. Give me my Clipeus. Dragon ******* out!
RE: This Elusive lil' Beetle
# Mar 12 2006 at 4:33 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Time: 1:18 A.M. Hour of Hunt: 8th. Competition showed up about an hour ago. Saluted one another, wishing each other luck, and continued the hunt. I chose to focus on H8 and H9. He seemed to be covering more ground. Eyelids began to leaden, resolve began to fade, last run was called. Killed two of the three beetle spawns in my chosen camp, squinted through blood-thatched eyes... low and behold: The Fungus Beetle! Surrounded by awe struck cretons whom wouldn't dare challenge the unusually large exoderm. I voke, I 2 hour, I rage axe it. Behemoth falls. Clipeus is now a part of the Dragon *******'s ******** North I-9. Dragon ******* out!
# Feb 16 2006 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Lottery spawns from the Scarab Beetles from G-9 to I-9, approximately every 15-30 minutes.
-Item Drops: Clipeus drops 100% of the time.
-Killable by: Solo at level 13

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15-30min spawn rox
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RE: Information
# Mar 04 2006 at 4:10 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I camped this thing for 2 hours, spamming widescan, and killing all the beetles in the area... haven't seen him, yet.

Not sure I'm believing somepages info...
found fungus beetle
# Feb 08 2006 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
I had looked online to find some easier NM and found that I was in the area of the Goliath beetle so I was just wandering around fighting anything and I was having a tougher time with this one beetle I came across the fungus beetle which I didn't know was the NM I was searching for...(got the clipeus)
# Jan 25 2006 at 10:05 PM Rating: Default
41 posts
and any information on spawn times? etc?
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# Jan 10 2006 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Well i see they've changed the name, it used to be goliath beetle and the clipeus shield is a 100% drop. I was one of the very 1st people on Asura to find this sucker
# Dec 30 2005 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
when exactly does this thing spawn? Ive never seen it before and this is the first Ive heard of it...
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RE: spawn
# Jan 12 2006 at 5:44 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Spawns in West Ronfaure H-9 too, just popped there right in front of me.
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# Jan 02 2006 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I bested this beetle today and it was not difficult with a 13 WAR. I received the Clipeus shield which is a nice little shield for its level.
It spawned in Ronfaure West (H-8) I believe.
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