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Vana'diel Bestiary: Lumber Jack  

Family:Beetle
Found in:Batallia Downs
Level:55
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  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Light
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Updated: Sat May 31 11:59:41 2008

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Spawns after Weeping Willow is killed.

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ToD
# Jan 26 2010 at 7:55 AM Rating: Decent
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ToD on Asura.
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Unconventional
# May 11 2009 at 3:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Kerihobo - PLD75/THF25
Cassy - BLM75/THF25

we were farming tiger fangs in different locations cos they die so easy and didnt wanna share and wait for respawns ^^;

anyway, cassy says she sees wheeping willie and im rolling my eyes going "gawd she's been goin on about this thing for weeks... sure... i'll go help kill it..."

we kill it, it was all a suprise to me, i didnt know 5 saplings would spawn, and i didnt know lumber jack is kinda tough for his level :O

alot of HP, and stonega IV bites *** when you're a PLD who wasnt full MP at the start of the fight to begin with, and a blm subbing thf that cant heal ya... lol...

i was almost dead, cassy was low on mp, i was all UGHHHHH and then i thought... HMMMMMMMMMM

told cassy to warp to her hp in jeuno, switch to rdm75, and come back out, meanwhile i kited jack all the way to jeuno, kinda easy cos he's really slow, had to keep waiting for him. Cassy would come outta jeuno, heal me, refresh me, phalanx me, use most of her remaining mp on Aero III / Water III, then warp... and... repeat until Jack died...

so i guess we cheated, but meh, it was fun, having lv 25THF sub is SO gimp :O it gave us a little boost of gil tho :D

his melee attacks are actually really weak, most of the time they were doing zero dmg to me, his stonega IV hurt tho >< 600 dmg sometimes, and he uses it often and without any recast time :O

all in all, really proud of the strategy invented on the spot :P
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Does despawn if left alone for several minutes. -_-
Spawned him, got 'em down to 81% as a MNK/NIN... Had to zone. Kept Chi Blasting him to bring him back to zone, but eventually took too long, and he vanished. ****!
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# Oct 19 2008 at 6:42 AM Rating: Good
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Easily duo'd with a MNK/NIN (me) and a RDM/NIN. He didn't seem particularly accurate, and his magics were nothing. No drop, though.

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# Dec 01 2007 at 1:18 AM Rating: Decent
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noticed weeping willow on widescan when i was running jeuno from the glacier and i desided to give it a try i was 75Bst/whm when i fought him i called CC and sent it after weeping willow it died fast and spawnd a few saplings i put it on Lumber Jack as soon as he poped and fought with CC saplings still attacking CC but not doing much dmg at all the thing you have to watch out for when soloing this guy is when he uses Stonega IV he has instant cast with it i kept dia2 on LJ and ran off to heal after a few stonga (barstonra would help didnt even pop into my mind until i killed it) after a little while CC died i used a HQ bettle jug and set panzer after LJ when CC died all the saplings despawned i also 2hrd Panzer and fought with him as long as i could till i had to rest from stonega again used reward every chance i got panzer managed to get him a little under 50% panzer eventualy died and i sent anouther CC at him fought a while but CC lasted nowhere near as long as panzer did LJ uses break but never once took effect on my pets it died and i ran around a little while till CallBeast was ready and sent anouther CC and fought with it still keeping Dia2 on it CC died but LJs hp was low enough i desided to go for it and fight the last bit without a pet (still had 2min left on CallBeast) used rampage and ended up using a tp wing i had with me rampaged again then one or two more hits and it died Droped a Vile elixer reraiser lightning mantle and bloodsword ^^ was amazed to see i could solo it since i was always told bst couldnt do it

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hah whm solo :)
# Sep 17 2007 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Just got done soloing Lumber Jack as whm/nin (solo whm ftw) Heres my strategy:

Kinkobo + platinum grip + pammamas
stack as much evasion gear as you can

Pull him to where there are all kinds of weak mobs around

Killed weeping willow using NPC on Stulwart Shield mode, Made sure he had hate before he poped all the babies so they all attacked him rather than me then went through killing them one by one. By the end of this NPC was pretty much dead, don't bother curing, it's not worth it stonega will kill him any ways.

Now the hard part...

be sure to keep him para at all time. Keep yourself haste barstonra and barpetra. Erase any thing he does to you reight away, but para is higher priority. after the first half hour you'll get the hang of it.

Set macros for Dia on <stnpc> and Spirit taker on <stnpc>.

When you get need mp: w/o disengaging the lumberjack Dia a Sapling wandering around the area and spirit taker him... This can all be done w/o losing claim on Lumberjack (I had a party of 6 people watching me do the whole fight waiting to take claim) from this you should easily fill your MP bar (I averaged 600)

Rinse Wash Repeat..... for about 3 hours and he'll finally go down.

Good luck and here's some screenies to prove I'm not just pullen **** out of my but :)

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Just got done soloing Lumber Jack as whm/nin (solo whm ftw) Heres my strategy:

Kinkobo + platinum grip + pammamas
stack as much evasion gear as you can

Pull him to where there are all kinds of weak mobs around

Killed weeping willow using NPC on Stulwart Shield mode, Made sure he had hate before he poped all the babies so they all attacked him rather than me then went through killing them one by one. By the end of this NPC was pretty much dead, don't bother curing, it's not worth it stonega will kill him any ways.

Now the hard part...

be sure to keep him para at all time. Keep yourself haste barstonra and barpetra. Erase any thing he does to you reight away, but para is higher priority. after the first half hour you'll get the hang of it.

Set macros for Dia on <stnpc> and Spirit taker on <stnpc>.

When you get need mp: w/o disengaging the lumberjack Dia a Sapling wandering around the area and spirit taker him... This can all be done w/o losing claim on Lumberjack (I had a party of 6 people watching me do the whole fight waiting to take claim) from this you should easily fill your MP bar (I averaged 600)

Rinse Wash Repeat..... for about 3 hours and he'll finally go down.

Good luck and here's some screenies to prove I'm not just pullen **** out of my but :)

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b350/scobe1/img_20070617_215422.png

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Fun Fight
# Aug 03 2007 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Just killed this guy last night. Fight went real smooth. Me as a 75drk/nin and my bro as a 75rdm/blm, had no problem taking this guy down. Dread spikes worked so well it wasn't even fair for LJ. With haste gear and haste, I was able to cycle through my shadow with ez. Although he does chain spell spam stoneaga IV which was hitting me for ~150 dmg and droping my shadows quick. When my shadows were down I either was ready to recast shadows or dread spikes were up. All in all, RDM only had to convert once. We had no problem aspiring and draining from him. Paralyze worked extremely well, when LJ 2hr bloodweapon, RDM just casted gravity and I kited him for about 30-45secs tell his 2hr was done. After that I used souleater/bloodweapon and switch to duelwield axes and went to town. Took us about 10-15 mins to kill him. We got crap drops, but we do have the tod and will be back for more.

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I have soloed Lumber Jack 6 times and have not died as a 75 Ninja.

I would also like to know how the **** a NIN can solo this HNM, unless he has some way of healing himself, I would think stoneaga IV would take all his shadows down and deal dmg at the same time. Considering LJ spams stoneage IV, I would think that would be more than enough dmg to kill a NIN with no healing ability. I just would like to know how a NIN would do it.

AUG/21/07 >< I am now 0/14 on LJ, he does still drop the BS right? Anyone know the drop rate?

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Fun Fight
# Nov 10 2007 at 12:01 AM Rating: Default
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LOL funny u said the bit about
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I would also like to know how the **** a NIN can solo this HNM, unless he has some way of healing himself, I would think stoneaga IV would take all his shadows down and deal dmg at the same time. Considering LJ spams stoneage IV, I would think that would be more than enough dmg to kill a NIN with no healing ability. I just would like to know how a NIN would do it.
... TBH.. after the part about the no healing ability.. u oughtta smack urself for that... go to youtube.. just got done watchin a nin/whm solo Lumber jack... name is Lemmngs.. type that in and lumber jack and it should pull it up... if u STILL dont believe it..then you, sir, are a dumb@$$
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# Jun 17 2007 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
Killed him last night, Setup was-
70 WHM
69 RDM
70 BLU (me)
68 SMN
75 BRD

Dropped Reraiser, Vile Elixer and Lightning Mantle

Thanks to the WHM and RDM for running into him while getting the Stone Monument :D
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# Apr 21 2007 at 10:31 PM Rating: Good
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Just killed Lumber Jack a little while ago with a rather unconventional setup.

72PLD/THF
75WHM/SMN (me)
75BLM/WHM
75RDM/NIN (Joined in at 50%)

We were camping Kirata and after going 0/4 we decided to go check on Lumber Jack before heading off to bed and Weaping Willow was up. So we quickly get to work and claim the NM.

All I have to say really is that Barstone and Shell really makes this fight infinitely easier. Also paralyze can really take this NM down a huge notch too. It has a ton of HP so it'll take a long time to bring it down, but as long as you can stick it out you'll be fine.
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# Mar 19 2007 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I've killed this guy twice this weekend duo me tanking as 75rdm/blm and a Bst/whm for DD. Went pretty smoothly, didn't even have to convert the first time. Took us about 15 minutes to kill. What really sped things up was us doing a light skill chain with me bursting. Can't silence it, and Slow II wasn't very reliable on the second fight. Ice spikes were a real life saver, with paralyze activating at least every other swing. Probably gonna go back to kill him again today. Good luck to everyone else thats trying to kill him.
Questions
# Feb 05 2007 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Some questions, for those that have tried and/or killed him;

1. From posts below, it would seem that this guy doesn't zerg. Is this correct?
2. Is he stunnable? I would guess that since he's earth-based, the spell "Stun" wouldn't work, but what about Head ****/WS Stun/Bash effects?

If he's stunnable, I think I might head out as BLU/NIN and give it a try.
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# Nov 12 2006 at 1:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I was on my way to help wife with her BRD af feet in The Elderine via the Beaceadine entrance. So we killed her NM's and i said sartastically "Wonder if Lumber Jack is up". So I walk over. Kill a Trent and went further and I saw another trent but it was WW, uncamped... unclaimed... wow!
So we got 5 people together in seconds, RDM NIN NIN WHM WAR.

We brought it off the cliff so ppl could zone from jeuno and fight, saves tons of time. So... Then we fight it, no problems once so ever. Hate bounced around like a
rubber ball.
Got the Mantle, Reraiser, Vile Elixer and a Bloodsword!!!
1/2
Gunna try to duo nin/war and whm/blm tomarrow
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# Oct 23 2006 at 4:26 AM Rating: Decent
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I decided to test my mite as rdm/blm mainhanding hornetneedle and spamming energy Drain. . .

Day 1
way outside the pop windows after the mainte i decided to just drop by. . . .and find a Weeping Willow without anybody caring. Killed the tree, aoe'd the saplings and had to med. . . .and Jackie despawned. . .
2nd try i kill the saplings (cyclone) before Willow. . .Lumber Jack will aggro you if you don't take several steps back after killing willow.

Fight turned out to be rather easy, yet long (45mins). Main dmg would be Choke, Shock, Burn,Poison II, Bio II, Enblizzard and Blaze Spikes. His added effect stunis seriously deadly/annoying. . .Towards the end his Stonega IV (usually like 40dmg with 124 earth resistence) scored a few, seemingly random, damaging hits like 500+ dmg. . . .apart from 20k gil i got Vile Elixir, Reraiser, Lightning Mantle and a ToD. . .


Day 2
Same game, except now with the strategy known. . .and i learned his Break spell can affect me. . .added Barpetrify even though Petrify wore rather quick and caused me no problems. . .but these random high dmg stonega's towards the end. . .

Yet another Reraiser, 20k gil, Vile Elixir, Lightning Mantle and a Beetle Blood. . .so much for Light day Full Moon <.<

Day 3
Anf yet again. . .the same. . .the same. . .the same. . .until around 5% HP he hit me with Break, followed by the evil evasion down, followed by a 500dmg StonegaIV through stoneskin&phalanx (lightningday, no weather, random moon phase), followed by a double critfor ~200dmg each and i was left petrified at 70HP. . .he missed me twice before showingme the way to the ground. . .

But nobody cares for him so i came back right away with a whm40 as stona slave and repeated the fight on Darksday. . .he seemed to resist spells alot more then usual (or faster) and hit harder and more often. . .so it seemed. His Break only hit once towards the end but with Stona at hand this time i couldn't are less. . .

and got another 20k, Vile Elixir, Rereaiser and Lightning Mantle. . .

tbc. . . .



Even tho the usual classes (smn, rdm, thf, nin. . .maybe blue) should be able to take him on solo, i would recomment to bring a matching backup like a 2nd smn or a healer. The evasion down is quite devastating and getting petrified might turn the tide quick. . .like it did for me
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# Nov 07 2006 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
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10 mantle
10 reraiser
10 vile elixir
01 beetle blood
00 Bloodsword

-.-

But i changed my strategy. F*ck DoT. Tried it first on a thunder day with rairin obi. . .i plainly used up spare MP to nuke rather then DoT and convert whenever i can. Works pretty good. My best try so far i downed him in 38mins. Still alot time but better then 45mins.
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# Oct 18 2006 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I got warp tarued to Batallia, ran in through the gate. Two people dead, me go "Huh?" A bunch of **** just resting there. It aggros me 228 dmg, stonega IV me for 767 and I die. It was right outside Jeuno zone. Anyways. Got Raised 3ed. Lol. Hilarious. What an experience.
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# Jul 18 2006 at 8:37 PM Rating: Decent
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gilsellers have taken command of this guy on my server. we were lucky enough to get him twice from them with no sword but it was still fun if only for the reason that the gilsellers didnt get him.
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# May 16 2006 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
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I am waiting for this thing to pop. I'm using my friends 75drk/nin to solo this thin. I duo'd waraxe beak in met. mt. but... it was har with silence AoE ; ;

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Okay on May19, the 2hr main i logged off at the pop. So okay i felt cocky with my friends 75drk/nin so i see weeping widdow, it pops in the cicle of where Lumber Jack pops.
Weeping widdow pops the saplings approx 5, at 60% and below, BUT, u DO NOT HAVE TO KILL THEM! You can Weeping Widdow and lose them!! (they stay poped).
So, about 5-10seconds of Weeping Widdow's Death Lumber Jack Pops. In the exact Place where WW died. Lumber Jack has Chain Spell active, and uses Blood Weapon, 60%-.
I didnt solo cuz i died. got 4 others to wtf pwn it.
- Lightning Mantle
- Reraiser
- Vile Elixir


Edited, Fri May 19 16:46:15 2006
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# Mar 10 2006 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I have killed this dude 27+ times at first he was pretty hard.. then.. I hit 75... redmage. I soloed him 7 times with extreme predjudice. My setup as -dmg equip, I had genbu's shield, cheviot cape, and jelly ring, along with a scorpion harness, and all that. You simply live off of LJ, aspir him to sh*t, drain him to Sh*t, keep phalanx, barstone, stoneskin, and all buffs on. He has a crapload of hp, but if you are a rdm 75 with the right gear, you should be able to pwn him hard. With all my buffs and -dmg gear he was doing pathetic dmg. Rdm/nin is not even needed, toa degree it is worse that rdm/blm. You can even go with a dagger, and use energy drain to keep mp maxed. If your mp gets low, chainspell aspir. the 7 times I soloed him the battle ended with me having 90% of my mp.
45 mins
# Feb 23 2006 at 2:04 PM Rating: Default
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took me and another SMN 45 minutes to duo this thing, we used Carby, however I used Garuda once to see BP damage, 876 with Pred Claws. Gil sellers arrived, but couldn't steal, as we had blockaid on. Got: Reraiser, Vile Elixer, Lightning Mantle
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# Jan 18 2006 at 5:16 PM Rating: Good
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This -is- a HNM, technically, but it was around when the level cap was either 55 or 60, I think, so it's a wuss now. Duo'd it a few days ago as WHM75/NIN37 with my gf, RDM52 at the time. She just stayed out of range of Stonega IV and hasted/refreshed/regened me mostly. Cured me a few times when LJ got through my Utsusumi and Stoneskin. Paralyze messes him up, but good luck sticking slow for very long, if at all. Silence isn't even worth trying. Just kept barstonera up and took his Stonega IV spam, which didn't even do much damage. Just took out utsusemi. Fight lasted about 50-55 minutes and I used 124 shihei. No drop. ; ; I usually duo it with a THF71 and let him tank, and the fight goes a lot faster. Around 15-20 minutes. I'm 1/7 so far, and not camping for a while because there's been more campers due to stupid maintenance. :p
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# Dec 18 2005 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
Is this a HNM or something?
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# Jan 21 2006 at 1:16 AM Rating: Default
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Yes it is a HNM, its exsedingly harder than any other mosters in the zone.
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# Nov 05 2005 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
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what exactely is a (null). Could someone show me a picture please i realy wanna know what this thing is and i want it ^(^_^)>
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# Nov 05 2005 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
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sorry double post


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# Nov 02 2005 at 9:59 PM Rating: Default
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soo i was helping this guys with papyrus and i saw weaping willow i dint know this sucka spawned lumber jack soo i proceded to kill it since it check too weak to me as a lvl 75PLD soo when he is half HP he spawns his little sons this little tiny tetrans like 5 ofthem when i killed the weaping willow i see Lumber Jack spawn under him and what do you know i had to kill all of the little rats before i engaded the BUG so i killed the little puff balls and it was time to face the truth. I watied for some of my firend to come near since i knew he was gonna stoneaga 4 me when i was about to engage and voke the **** SOB despawn on me... It despawn on me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF i was so ****** start looking for weaping willow again and dint find it look at a website and then i saw the spawn time of weaping willow 21-24 hours i fell so stupid now ><

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# Feb 16 2006 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
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after it despawns you wait 15-30 minutes for Weeping Willow to pop again....

I wiped to it and it despawned after my mage HPd and chocod back (we didn't rest to full and LJ got in 15 hits in a row@5% WTF!!)

but if it despawns just wait a lil more^^;

Edited, Thu Feb 16 13:45:13 2006
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# Sep 07 2005 at 1:29 PM Rating: Default
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This is not lvl 55.
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# Jan 21 2006 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, All mosters are classified by how much EXP they give. He IS harder than other 55 monsters, but if you killed him at 55 solo it would give 100 EXP. (and no you cant solo it at 55).
SMN can solo this
# Sep 05 2005 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Fun fight but kinda long. I successfully soloed Lumber Jack as a lv68 Summoner on Pandy server. I just carby kited it to the ground, took about 2hrs haha. As an Elvaan, i used only half my MP the entire fight, roughly 425mp used.

At first i was with Shuyen lv71 THF, and we were gonna duo it. We killed the Tree, and saplings. Rested up briefly then went for Lumber Jack. We got it to 91% before we got in trouble, it casted Break on the THF. That was bad. So we run to Eld. Necro zone to shed hate, i rest to full, and attempted soloing it.

Soloing i found it has a ton of HP, and spams Stonega IV alot, and it seems to cast that spell extremely fast. As a SMN it hit me for around 100~ dmg each time. I went a little extra far when kiting and started summoning carbuncle, and out of no where Lumber Jack is instantly beside me and im getting hit hard. I dunno what the **** happened, but i quickly got Fire Spirit out to tank til i got room to get carby out again, then just regen to full HP. If Lumber Jack starts chasing you, run around the trees and up the hill near Eld. Necropolis for carby to catch up, As for drops, reraise, lightning mantle, vile elixer :(

Turn /blockaid on so no one can steal from you. Happy hunting ^^
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# Aug 20 2005 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm moogleRUSH's old stalker and i was in heaven back when i was a rank 3 level 25 war watching this <.<

i finally fought and killed him

ClanOfGods... we took it with 6, got the vile elixir, reraiser, mantle, and the sword as well as decent gil in the end, someone needed the sword so i only ended up with the mantle, but its the fight that its about, ***** the **** drops, way too fun :P

aw my SS is soo much better imo -.-;

Edited, Sat Aug 20 22:43:55 2005
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# Aug 15 2005 at 10:43 AM Rating: Good
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I tanked it last night easily, as a 75MNK/SAM with +45eva gear.
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# Aug 08 2005 at 3:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Man it was **** lol he spams Stonga4 like crazy so i was tanking him then got him to like half life then he started spaming stonga4 f***ing aoe attack >< got some help from a wm and a 75 drk and a thf friend of mine lol he has chain spell cause he spams stonga 4 fast as **** ;P
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# Jul 30 2005 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
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I have soloed Lumber Jack 6 times and have not died as a 75 Ninja.
Beetle Blood and he sword dropped one time each and they dropped on the same kill.
I usually soloed it for fun because it took:
fastest: 1:04 hours
longest: 1:21 hours

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I have not heard of an other job than Rdm soloing it so I tried and won. Many people on Fairy have watched or heard of it so yes: ninja can solo LJ.
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Can someone please tell me how to get up there... Me and my wife are tired of running around looking >.< thank you
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RE: How do I get there?
# Jul 05 2005 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
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You need to travel through East Ronfaure to Ranguemont Pass. The zone to this area is in the far NE corner of the map.

After you walk through there you will be in Beaucedine Glacier. Make your way to the south exit at H-11 and you will be on a cliff like area where Lumberjack spawns.

Edited, Tue Jul 5 17:49:50 2005
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# Jun 25 2005 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I Think He Might Be a Pre-Zilart HNM (Level 50 Cap) Kinda Like the NM cockatrice in Meriphataud Mountains ^^;
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# Jun 24 2005 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Took maybe 20 mins with me Thf73/Nin36, a Mnk72 that died early, a Blm71 that showed up abotu 5 mins into the fight, and a nin75 that showed up about 15 mins into the fight. I had weak Barstone and Shell, and Stonega beat the crap out of me, but other than that he didn't hit me.

No sword ; ;
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# Jun 03 2005 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Soloed the other day as 74rdm/blm. Stonega never hit me for more than ~80 dmg with shell4 and barstone up.

Fight took about 45-50 minutes. Converted once.

No sword drop though. Would've been nice ^^
easy
# May 14 2005 at 11:04 PM Rating: Good
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Beat this with THF68/NIN34, SAM61/RNG30, RDM65/WHM32 and myself, WHM58/SMN29. We weren't sure if we could take it, since people on this forum make it sound like ****.

Started with the SAM tanking and our RDM decides we're losing after about 5 minutes when she'd already converted and used half her new MP, and I was almost empty. LJ is at about 95% HP still. RDM starts running. SAM starts running. THF tells me to run.

I tell them to come back cuz we can take it (I'm stubborn ;p). RDM has jumped off the ledge and is booting it for Jeuno. They still wanna run, but I'm sitting there, resting for MP. THF blink-tanks it real good and I was having no problem buffing, debuffing (silence would NOT stick though), and keeping the THF healed. Everyone finally decides, "Hey, we can beat this thing!"

SAM stays away for a while, letting the THF build hate, so he can continue to blink-tank it. After a while, we pull to the ledge, so the RDM can rejoin us, and the SAM just fires arrows, making sure not to steal hate. From here on, it was real easy and I even wasted a lot of MP nuking with some banish spells and holy.

Fight lasted 25-30 minutes and we got..
Lightning Mantle
Vile Elixer
Reraiser
~8000 gil each

No sword, but it was awesome fun. ;)

Btw, the thing has practically infinite MP or something cuz he was spamming Stonega IV for the entire fight. Fun stuff. ;p
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# May 07 2005 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Except for nearly dying on the "Steal" claim from Stonega IV (owwies), he wasn't so bad.

Party of 5:
75 WHM/BLM
73 NIN/WAR
70 BRD/WHM
66 SAM/THF
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Was about a 10 min fight. Drops included:
Reraiser
Vile Elixir
Lightning Mantle
Bloodsword
6000 Gil per person

Not bad for 10mins work. (^^)b

Edited, Sat May 7 18:35:12 2005
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it can't belevel 55
# May 04 2005 at 4:33 AM Rating: Decent
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this thing cannot be level 55, i was lvl 73 black mage at the time, my buddy a 75 blm was with me we got 100% owned stonega 4 it casted we fell. as far as it being a HNM maybe yes but why do they call it level 55? if it is far more powerful than a level 75 player... also having spells higher level than players get, it must be higher level.
RE: it can't belevel 55
# May 06 2005 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
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HNMs are massively stronger than normal mobs. It's safe to say they'd have up to 10x the normal stats a mob of the same level and race (i.e. Lumber Jack is *edit* ABOUT the same level as a Blazer Beetle) would normally have, as well as their own assortment of magic.

Edited, Fri May 6 11:16:11 2005
Stolen! >.<
# Apr 26 2005 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Went to trio this thing, myself (65rdm), and my two friends/LS mates (75nin, 75brd). take the long journey to the spawn spot cuz we had a ToD for the day before. we kill Weeping Willow, then just as lumberjack pops (and i guess my Nin friend wasn't looking)- BAM gets stolen by a JP Rdm/War (who was by himself) who then kites it halfway across Batallia to where his backup arrives. We were pretty ******* seein how we killed the placeholder, and our LS holds a policy of "if you didnt' kill the placeholder, its not your mob", but w/e. Went back the next day, same LS was there, this time we killed the Willow and claimed Lumberjack. Long fight, the 3 of us ended up gettin a 67 smn friend who was in the area to come and help us out. Most glorius moment of the fight though, last 10% hp or so i did my favorite Chainspell >> Blizzard II >> Aspir Aspir rinse repeat to finish him off.

Anyway, get to the spawn loc through Beaucedine Glacier, 24 hr pop, Weeping Willow is the placeholder and once he's dead Lumberjack pops within seconds in the spot you killed Willow, so be quick ^^.
took this thing
# Mar 26 2005 at 5:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Me and my ls on Asura (moogleRUSH) just killed this thing. Had 14 people,ones i know of were 58 rdm, 60 rdm (me), 58 pld, 75 rng, 67 thf (got last hit, and we got nice drops),52 drg,36 rng(thats a 36 lol), 63 thief,57 blm, 55 blm, 42 drk, forget the rest.

We just bashed its brains out. Hard fight, we killed it thats all that matters. Drops were:

Sword
Mantle
Elixer
Reraiser
2 k gill each
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RE: took this thing
# Mar 27 2005 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
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w00t! You forgot me! 56whm =oP
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RE: took this thing
# Mar 27 2005 at 3:49 PM Rating: Default
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w00t w00t go moogleRUSH ^^
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RE: took this thing
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Yeeuh! mR fo' rizzle
A Fool's Story
# Feb 19 2005 at 4:09 AM Rating: Default
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A Fool's Story
# Feb 19 2005 at 4:09 AM Rating: Default
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Ok my story starts off like anyone elses. Me and whm are taking thf friend to go get his paper. I'm going sam/rng to do the uber dmg and when we walk out i am like "OOH a Treant and a Weeping Willow!" So thinking i'm bout to get paid in some mistletoe i attack treant. Sidewinder goes dead in one hit. sharpshot barrage on Weeping Willow.. hmm not dead.. k attack.. attack.. sidewinder! wtf Saplings everywhere. So i attack em meanwhile thfs dyiing over here but I notice it says Lumber Jack is hitting him. I was like he wasn't here a sec ago crap. But I know every NM my lvl b/c I am resourceful in my farming. So i say hes 55 i'm 61 and whm is 61 we can take it so i sidewinder it and then 2h it with a bunch of dmg. Then i notice wow that's about 1/10 of his health a stonega and some help from the saps we were dead moments later. a PLD friend comes to raise us i tell him um hes not 55 hes a HNM he's gotta be. So we grab a rdm too and fight that ?????. (Moments later 3/5 dead lol). Got raises from survivors and rest up. k hes in that tree again new tactic! BARSTONRA YOU STUPID WHM! After idea of bringing it near zone to escape hate that causes death and barstonra we killed it. Now for past 3 days i've killed it.... every time we get 5k gil reraiser,lightning mantle, and vile of elixer lol which i keep raising prices of now. But what is drop rate like on the bloodsword? b/c that'd be sweet to get.
RE: A Fool's Story
# Feb 22 2005 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
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yea...it was just me...my rng friend was almost to town and the rest of my ls was asleep, lol fun to get slaughtered though.
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# Feb 17 2005 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Yea, So I finished trying to get a Papyrus for an LSmate and I decide to go play with a tree i see. Oops it was weeping willow....wtf it pooped out 6 little trees...oh crap lumber jack just spawned...Oh crap come help me, oh crap i got aggro....Oh crap its casting Stonega VI!!!! SOB I died....


that was the conversation I had with my LSmates shortly after I realised I wasn't bored any more...

Long story a little shorter...never forget what you did to spawn an HNM you might do it on accident when you're bored...
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# Feb 17 2005 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
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well...to make myself feel a bit better i did kill WW and 3 of the saplings before lumberjack looked at me and saw lunch
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# Feb 14 2005 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I watched an alliance of lvl 30s die after shouting "Who wants to come see us kill Lumber Jack??"
Needless to say I almost peed myself from laughing. During the fight the last pt from the alliance called for help, and then was cursed out from about 100 people looking to kill it.
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# Feb 06 2005 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Fought this for 2 hours last night solo. Killed me three times, but I had reraise on twice. JP party stole it from me the last time. He's a baby when he's silenced, but he's damned hard to get it to stick to. My Panzer Galahad jug was hitting it for 110 points and was being hit for about 50-60. He spams Stonega IV, though, and his magic gets stronger as his HP gets lower. His first stonega hit me for a little over 200, his last (when he was at around 15% hp) hit me for 789.
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Spawn time?
# Jan 28 2005 at 4:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Can anyone tell me his spawn time? 24 hours or so?
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Killed it today
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I've killed this thing probably 5 times now, but they've all been in a larger group. Today me (72 pld), 72 rdm, and 70 whm triod it. It was a pretty easy fight. I was the only one meleeing, whm healed, rdm enfeebled and nuked. This thing has horrible accuracy and probably landed only 35-40% of its attacks on me and when it did hit me it wasn't for ver hard. No close calls. I tanked it straight up with a sword/shield. He likes to spam stonega IV so make sure to have barstonra and shell up to help absord dmg. However, this guys has a ton of HP, and since we didn't have much dmg the fight lasted about 50 mins before we took him down. Got reraiser, vile elixer, lightning mantle, and 6666 gil each.
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LumberJack
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Was helping a friend get G1 paper in EN. After we finished we zoned out of the Northern exit by the Glacier. And there was a whole PT of dead ppl laying there. Well there must have been a little lag cus i never did see what killed me until i looked at my logs.. This lumberjack did 2 criticals back to back for 5xx and 4xx and then you have 1 dead and D-lvl'd RDM...
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This guy was fun.. 3 of us took it down in like 35mins. 2x 62 BST and a 75 BST. Pretty easy fight for BSTs. :) No sword drop tho.

He is WAY WAY WAY harder than any lvl 55 mob u will find BTW.
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# Nov 25 2004 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey^^ i saw this thing as i was zoning into upper jueno one day, and there was about 15 bodies surrounding it. since i was a lvl 62 paladin at the time and knew nothing about this nm, i immediately run up and try to tackle it. which was a very bad idea. he made short work of me and proceeded on his killing spree. after getting raised i regrouped with some friends in jueno, and we called out to any high lvls that would want to help us kill it. we zoned outside and saw that the bodies were still piling up. i saw one lone lvl 75 red mage fighting it, and we watched for about 10 min when she started to show signs of weakening. i immediately invited her to my party and i jumped in the fight as well as my 62 dark knight friend and a lvl 61 whm/smn. we fought it still for 10 more min before another dark knight and high lvl dragoon joined the fight. the beetle started overpowering us and the dragoon ran for it....i invited a lvl 70 paladin to take his place. we continued fighting for another must have been 15-20 minutes before it finally went down, but it took the dark knight with him. we didnt get the drop (><) but it was a really good battle and im glad i got the chance to particapate in it. also since it was in front of jueno zone, we had also worked up a crowd of about 50 people watching us fight it. loved every second. cool, but hard nm. i'd fight him again.
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