Vana'diel Bestiary: Dreadbug  

Found in:Crawlers' Nest
Found at Location:H - 9
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Darkness
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Lightning
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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# Apr 20 2008 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
at what level could a pld/war solo this?
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# Apr 02 2007 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I soloed it as a level 63 thief alone in regular exp gear at first, then switched to AF gear. It missed a lot, but I needed to skill up marksmanship, so I used bloody bolts to keep my HP (skill level was only around 105-110ish), and it skilled me up nicely. I didn't cast shadows before the fight, only during it because it wore off right when I poked the ???, and only used them about three times since bloody bolts more than covered any HP lost from the bug.

The poison and slow didn't ever land, and dancing edge did a good amount of damage on it. If I hadn't been spamming marksmanship that often missed, probably would have gone down a lot more quickly. It's completely soloable by anyone who does weak melee damage + has okay evasion at level 63ish, though Dancing Edge did hit pretty hard, doing between 500-700 (not hard compared to being paired with TA or SA, but not bad for a pretty weak mob). Good luck, everyone!

Dropped 4 bugs, now I gotta go see if I can get someone to help me kill the NM it fishes up ( ;-; ) Joys of harassing LSmates...
# Feb 07 2007 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
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me 54pld/war friend 55rdm/nin, we owned it, the fight took maybe 2 minutes. yea poison breath can hit pretty hard but still not bad.
# Feb 05 2007 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Did this with

1337 PLD 50 (me)
1337 RDM 51

and didnt come close to dieing, at worst got to around 300hp and thats only because of its crazy poison breath thing so be on the look out for that...

Also someone said you can pop it every hour is it ok to pop it if ive already shown the bait to the kid in San d'Oria? Beacause getting plenty of giant shell bugs at 20k a pop seems to good to miss out on.
# Aug 30 2006 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
i was with a 75rdm/nin yes i know rdm/nin can do anything but we wanst doing much dmg to him i was doing like 40dmg she was foing like 60dmg ^^ took us like 3min to kill he was easy to kill with my friend.
75 WAR/NIN solo
# Aug 11 2006 at 3:25 AM Rating: Decent
408 posts
Easy solo 75WAR/NIN although notable is the slow effect which prevented my last casting round ; ;

853/1300 HPs left because slow stopped my recast of shadows until i killed it. Dropped 3 Giant shell bugs and nothing else.

Solo without Utsusemi: probably not without Hi-potions no.
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# May 24 2006 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
Took this on with my lvl 72 PLD friend....... it did bout 50 DMG to him altogether lol. There was no way i was paying 50-60k/Giant shell bug ><.

Edited, Wed May 24 15:02:54 2006
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Which map?
# Aug 16 2005 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
Ok which map exactly is this H-9 at?
Theres the first map with the room with the pulsating sacs.
Then the 2nd room where the strange apparatus is or secret room area as many ppl know it.
And last the map with the rdmAF2???
Which map is it?
RE: Which map?
# Dec 09 2005 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Its on the Same Map as the RdmAF2.
Take the Second tunnel to your Right in the Sack room(Map1) and keep going till you get to a drop off with a bunch of Lab. Lizzy around (just like the Sack room but smaller). Drop down and take the first Tunnel to you're Left and go as far south as you can. hit Tab and you find the ???. to get out from there just head east(small drop) then south and you're back in the Sack Room
H-9 Found it!
# Jul 11 2005 at 10:56 PM Rating: Good
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Its on the north downstairs, with all the Laby Lizards. It is not on the side with the rumble tunnel.
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Which H-9 ???
# Jul 08 2005 at 4:15 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
WHICH h-9 does it spawn at???????

The first room, second room, or the room full of labyrinth lizard???? GEeee....
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# May 30 2005 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
510 posts
Can a 62 DRK solo this thing? o_O?
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RE: Soloable?
# Jul 25 2005 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
128 posts
i dunno about 62DRK,
but 74whm/37blm can :P
where is dreadbug
# Apr 11 2005 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
584 posts
Does is spawn in the area of the map where the exit to fight Simurgh is? Kind of by a Doom Scorpion?
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where is dreadbug?
# Apr 11 2005 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
584 posts
Does he spawn by where that Giant Scorpion spawns? And is that the same place RDM AF is?
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Spawning it
# Apr 03 2005 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
This can only be Spawned once a day (Vandial time), bring a thf gurrantees alot of bug drops, fight it a few times and load up, you'll need them.
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RE: Spawning it
# Nov 26 2005 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
U wont need more than one, unless u dont know how to fish, at all. or of course if ure fishing in the wrong spot.
fight this as a diff job?
# Mar 23 2005 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
Anyone know if you have to be pld to spawn this or just have the quest active? I already know that it cant be spawned w/o the quest.
Thanks in advance.
My Exp
# Mar 23 2005 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
As you can deduce, this is an optional battle, so not very difficult.

<ME> UBER TaruPally 51
WHM 50
DRG 50
BST 53

Had the BST take a Pet and Tanked the Mob myself considering it was taking the Pet swiftly.

Battle was pretty long, but there was no danger. All of us were out of MP, but I was never in the red the whole time. Battle ended and everyone was in the White, so no issues at all.

Just be careful if your planning on taking him on, he Spams Poison Breath, can do 300-500 damage.
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RE: My Exp
# Jun 07 2005 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
6,375 posts
This thing is simple as hell..I helpled my 53pld friend get this with a 67nin...I'm a 60drg...the nin took about 50dmg, and the fight was over in about a min, I didn't even get a second WS off
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# Mar 06 2005 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
48 posts
I soloed this as a 70 RNG. Had shadows up and used Dodge earrings. Had TP also, used it, barraged, tp again, then shoot shoot tp. It has a nice amount of hp but soloable with or without shadows. A RDM was fighting it also, but didnt nuke so it took a while. It dropped 1 bug thing for me and it seems to take like 5 minutes before repops.
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not bad
# Feb 10 2005 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
57 posts
Had Party of

68 SAM
50 PLD
50 BLM
47 BLM

was cake, no one ever got close to dying at all.

Dropped 3 Giant shell bugs, only ended up using 1 in Castle Oztroja fishing the 2nd part of this quest.

Edited, Thu Feb 10 18:19:26 2005
Been there, Done that.
To Anonymous
# Dec 22 2004 at 2:27 PM Rating: Default
51 posts
THANK YOU I'm doing AF 1 tonight at level 44 and I'll be doing AF 2 within the week I'm sure. Great info, thank you so much.

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Dang ><
# Dec 01 2004 at 4:42 PM Rating: Default
93 posts
Gonna need to take him on next ^_^; Lucky me
Just did Pld AF1 4 days ago ^_^
Lvl 75 PLD/65 BLM
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Paladin AF2
# Sep 16 2004 at 10:31 PM Rating: Default
5 posts
any1 know where this NM spawns, thx

Paladin AF2
# Jan 11 2004 at 6:55 PM Rating: Decent
NM found at ??? @ H-9
Drops the "Giant Shell Bug" for AF2 Quest (boots). Quest received from Ailbeche in North San D'oria. Must've have given the fishing rod back to him from the "Father and Son" Quest.

Courtesy of Belmont, Paladin @ Cerberus
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