Vana'diel Bestiary: Miser Murphy  

Found in:Fei'Yin
Job:Black Mage
Secondary Job:Red Mage
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Detects by Sight
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Ice
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Ice
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Updated: Mon Apr 6 23:39:14 2009

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62 my foot.
# Oct 21 2008 at 8:00 PM Rating: Default
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There's no way this guy's 62. PLD/NIN should be able to solo him without an issue but it's almost magical how when shadows go down and there's a few seconds before one of them comes back up he robs you of almost 900HP. It seems to do this Off-beat Blood Weapon almost randomly and I've been beaten down twice by it. The AOE magic doesn't bother me, the Paralyze doesn't bother me, the blind doesn't bother me but that's a BS HP Absorb ability and he shouldn't be marked as Level 62. Granted he has poor HP himself, but if he can absorb 1/8th of his health off you every 5-10 attacks, but I'd believe more along the lines of Level 70.
66 WHM | 46 WAR | 46 BLM | 32 MNK | 66 DRG
37 NIN | 20 RNG | 25 RDM | 07 DRK | 13 THF
73 PLD | 09 BST | 32 SMN | 01 BRD | 35 SAM
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# Jul 01 2008 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
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K, this guy's 2 hr or SOMETHING is a 500+ HP drain when it attacks. So keep Cure as a hot key.
Bst Duo FTW!
# Jan 07 2008 at 5:58 AM Rating: Decent
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No problems for 2 Bst setup.

75 Bst/Nin (me) and 69 Bst/Whm
Both using Courier Carrie jugs.
Snarl makes a lot of NM fights easy with jugs.

To my surprise he went down pretty quick.
75 BST | 75 RDM
75 BLM | 75 WAR
killed him
# Aug 29 2007 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok this guy was kind of a ******* to fight, mostly because it was sort of thrown together. Went out to trio shiva with 2 other 75rdm/blms for fun (not because we needed 3 just because 3 of us wanted to do it) so the fact that there was no /whm in the group really hurt us. The only thing that was ever a problem was his **** ice spikes which the rdms could not get to stay dispelled even if their lives depended on it (which it kinda did lol) This caused a few issues where a -aga II landed removing my shadows and I tried 9, yes 9 times, to recast shadows but was paralyzed each attempt. Then of course I took a hit which drained a little over 400hp. Which made me panic a bit because I was still paralyzed. I then got hit one more time but it did not drain and I got my shadows back up. We continued the fight simply getting humped by the ice spikes but we got him in the end with no deaths.

I did die in the shiva fight though lol, caused by having no /whm for barblizzard. 1554 Diamond Dust to the face is not fun :) But still a successful evening. Shiva, Miser Murphy and later that night Leviathan. Now to ponder what I am going to do about the statue.

oh and forgot to mention, I was 73nin/war; not on my rdm.
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wow just solo it as rdm/blm lvl 62
# Jul 30 2007 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I buff up then pull it to the zone and let it stay there. I zone out buff up then zone in and nuke it with cure 3 and 4. I did it over, over, and over then it die. When I am out of MP I convert or rest up. Within around 15-30 minutes it die.

This is too easy, no fun at all. I think all of the AF is easy to get but why does people got to make it so hard? I guess we got too much noobs playing this game... I encounter people who scare of death that he will never do lvl cap.

I personally think any whm lvl 50 or rdm lvl 50 or blm lvl 50 can solo this. All you got to do is using my plan to fight it and you will win.
SMN and BLU ~VS~ Miser Murphy
# Apr 26 2007 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Simple Fight

2 People
Smn/Whm ~ 75 Me
Blu/Nin ~ 75 Drkmage

BLU got TP before fight started off with SC light, which took about 25% off then I came with Garuda BP ( Predator Claw ) for another 35-40% off Blu then used Frentic Rip, CannonballBall and I do another BP Predator Claw only has about 10% hp left and Goodbye Miser Murphy!

Note: When Avatar does BP Immediately Remove from field to avoid healin Miser!
Bluemage Keep shadows up and remove Icespikes with (BlankGaze) Yagudo Drinks helps with Blu's MP's!

**WARNING** People will try to scare you from this NM he is CAKE! lol Dont listen! :)
just a side note
# Jan 17 2007 at 7:45 AM Rating: Decent
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ok.. so you wana go kill Miser huh?
if you dont know for sure you can kill it dont f**kin spawn it !!!!
this is why.....

i solo alot as DRG/WHM so im in Fei'yin doing a quest, only killing shadows for a drop, so i get my drop and decide to have little look around, then comes this.....

some idiot spawned Miser, died, so Miser is free roaming around Fei'yin, i run round a corner right into him, needless to say i didnt last long, heres an idea of what happened.

Miser Murphy starts casting Choke
Antonaki uses Jump
Miser Murphy hits Antonaki for 54 damage...additional effect 474 hp drained
Antonaki uses Penta Thrust
Miser Murphy hits Antonaki for 38 damage...additional effect 504 hp drained
Antonaki falls to the floor in a battered heap

Now no matter what people say about DRGs i can solo very well when i know what im facing, when you run blindly into something like this you are screwed. So a message to all you "I R 1337" RDMs dont try and solo or duo or anything unless you are gona kill it.... Thanks
just a side note
# Jun 26 2007 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
50 posts
Well too bad, this NM spawn with a quest (kind of auto respawn) any RDM who have this quest with him opened, this NM spawn once he/she enters Fei'yin.

Get off that area. ^.^
Hmm... I want to duo him so badly
# Dec 26 2006 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I am rdm 62 same lvl as him... I plan to duo it with my taru blm lvl 55 friend. The trick to win on most of NM fight I been in is get a Stunner. I will go as rdm/nin and use Spirit Within alot and blm taru will just going to cast Stun when it use any magic. If I ever duo him, I will post the battle plan to help people out on fighting him.
# Nov 20 2006 at 8:51 PM Rating: Default
185 posts
soloed as 75rdm/nin for a fellow RDM aspiring to become a real pimp

fairly easy fight as long as u claim it before ice spikes are up, the spikes can complicate things but this bad boy is easily kited with gravity, so as long as u keep refresh up you can run him around in circles to get MP back

he will cast some nasty spells - but once again nothing too dangerous for a 75 RDM/nin Ancient magic is easily absorbed or interupted, AGa spells will poke stoneskin off

The main concern is his outrageous additional effect: Drain. This procs very commonly and can do upwards of 200-500 dmg per hit. So keep your shadows up at all times. Keep haste on and use fast cast gear (pimp hat,loq ear, duelist tab if u have it) Every second saved helps. Stoneskin will absorb one - two hits with additional effect but dont expect anymore

standard solo tactics will eliminate miser muprhey fairly quickly.

Enfire worked best 28 dmg every hit with my fencer ring and esword, just keep yellow hp under your stoneskin and Ni if u want to activate fencer ring.

it also helps to bring holy waters, and remedies for safety

*note i did have dusk gloves, dusk feet, and joyeuse, but i imagine that these items arent needed to defeat him.
# Nov 06 2006 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Just did this with 75 BLM/WHM 75 WHM/BLM and 60 RDM/BLM (me) i kept him enfeebled and graved and the blm blasted him 2 **** and kited while whm cured us and occationlly Miser :P this mob is a weak mo fo just keep him moveing

Edited, Nov 6th 2006 at 11:26am PST by EmrisirmE
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kite him ^^
# Oct 29 2006 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
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ok heres a story i decided i wanted to get my hat ok
so i get together a pt of a 75 pld a 75 rng a 60 sam and a 56 drg me being 60 rdm
we make our way to the hellishly cold fei'yin and go to the miser murphy room the rng finds it and shoots it we get back to the tunnel and start at it. miser begins with a wonderful blizzaga II eliminating shadows and causing most of us to go into a world of pain. long story short we all were put to sleep and killed one by one.

everyone but rng HPed rng delvled ;; so i read the solo post asked my ls and decided it was a good idea. i get back to fei'yin raise the rng we start thinking of how to kill this ****. so we decide to kite him like crazy. i pull him with ES gravity rng shoots him once before he enters tunnel then we move and shoot gravity move and shoot he goes down to about 50% then gravity isnt rdy so we run for zone rest and enter again gravity then barage(sp?) rng continues to kite it with UT and i use DiaII PoisonII and Burn (with ele staves) rng uses eagle eye shot and then shadow bind because gravity wasnt up then one last shot and hes down. i grabbed my coin and bam CS ^^

for anyone whos wondering miser DOES follow the NM no despawn rules
if you lose once and miser doesnt spawn just zone and zone back **** be there ^^
the solo idea would work if you had some ethers and food i had neither =P
rdm solo'd for AF hat
# Oct 27 2006 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
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This post is half story half guide.

Ok, now just so you know, this NM is for Red Mage Artifact hat quest. He drops a coin which you need to advance in the quest. He is also a very nasty NM. He is level 60 and can take out lvl 75's unless they are a good soloing job and have shadows, and even then I've heard of people dieing from this NM.

He is a Ghost mob, and doesn't do anything too drastic at first glance; despite some Ga II spells and Ancient Magic. His main weapon is an additional effect that occassionally happens when he hits you, which can do up to 600 hp drain. Needless to day, if one of those additional effects gets you...you might be in for some problems.

Miser Murphy is located in Fei'Yin and spawns in the center room with the fountain as soon as you enter the zone. He is soloable at about lvl 58-59 by Red Mages. Other jobs would need to be lvl 74-75 and be a very good soloing job with shadows.

-For soloing this mob I recommend being at least lvl 59 (which is the lvl I was when I solo'd him) with your Enfeebling and Elemental Magic Capped.
I recommend subbing Black Mage for the added mp, int, Clear Mind, Elemental Seal, and blm Enfeeble Spells (Burn, etc.).
-The more mp you have, the better. As a Taru I already had plently of mp which made the fight much easier. I didn't need any food for the battle but other races may want to use some MP + food. Poison Potions can be very useful useful to combat sleep spells. Also if you are an Elvaan or Galka and need some extra int, Melon Pie +1 is a good choice. However, Rollenberry Pie also has it's advatanges of +mp.
-For your gear you should have all of the Elemental Staves. If you can't afford those at least get a good +1 wand. You should also have all of the AF armor thus far and some good int+ gear (mnd won't be so important in this battle).

The key to killing Miser Murphy is utilizing DoT spells and Gravity. I'm going to tell how my battle went with Miser and give some tips throughout my tale.

I got right to the entrance of Fei'Yin towards the end of Lightningsday (Lightsday follows Lightingsday, and Lightsday is the best day for fighting Miser). I put up Refresh, Protect III and Shell III then rested till full. After that I entered Fei'Yin and applied Aquaveil (to be safe), Blink, Stoneskin, and Phalanx and applied Refresh again when it ran out.
I was ready at this point and headed to the center room. By the time I was there, my mp was almost full and it was almost Lightsday. I saw Miser sitting there and did Elemental Seal>> Gravity on him and ran. I then kept up a slow process of staying out of casting distance and waiting till aggro was lost before casting Gravity again and continued to pull him to the zone.

After a while we finally got there and I zoned. I recast refresh and Blink and zoned back in to cast Poison II on Miser then zone again. Then I zoned back in again to cast Dia II on Miser and zoned out. And finally entered once more to end the first cycle of DoT's with Burn and then zoned back out and rested for one tick.

It is a rinse and repeat process. Poison II - zone, Dia II - zone, Burn - zone. Recast Blink and Refresh outside of zone when necessary as you will always want these spells up, just in case. Also, rest for 1-2 ticks where needed.
Occasionally he may cast Drown, Poison, Bio, etc. DoT spells on you in which case it is a good idea to put up Stoneskin and either Regen or Cure when needed.

I never rested for more than 2 ticks, and usually I would only rest for one. Just equip your Dark Staff when you rest and you'll be fine. If you wait for too long, the DoT's could all wear off and then Miser would start rapidly gaining his health back.

Miser can land a few big spells on you every once in a while. He hit me with Thundga II when I zoned and almost hit me with Water III another time while I was zoning. All you can do is shake it off and keep going if this happens.

I made sure to use my Elemental Staves when casting my DoT's. Wind Staff for Gravity, Fire Staff for Burn, Water Staff for Poison II etc. It is very important that the DoT's don't get resisted and the Elemental Staves will help greatly.
As for the DoT's Poison II is your big damage dealer on Miser. Burn is also quite effective whereas Dia II is probably the weakest DoT of the three.

After I had worn Miser down to very low health, I got ready for the last stretch. The best way to kill Miser is on a nuke spell because if he dies while outside of the zone, you get nothing. If he dies from a DoT spell and you didn't have claim on him when he died, you'll get nothing.

So when I noticed that Miser was on his last leg, I zoned out, cast Blink, Stoneskin, Phalanx, and Refresh and entered the zone. As soon as I entered I used Elemental Seal and Cast Gravity on Miser. He immediately began casting Tornado on me. I ran and wasn't fast enough in getting away, but luckily my shadows absorbed the spell. I made sure I had my Light Staff Equipped and nuked a Cure IV on Miser. Bam...he was dead. Got the item I needed for the quest and felt pretty d**n good.

As any race other than taru, resting for mp is even more important than it was for me. It is possible to med one tick in between every single DoT. However, doing it this way will likely take a very long time. It is a long fight as is without resting with every DoT. About 30-40 minutes.

Speed is essential. Macro everything in! If you are slow and he gets one good hit, that could be the end for you.

Another big danger about fighting Miser is that he can cast Sleep, Sleepga, Sleep II, and Sleepga II. If any of these spells are cast on you as you are zoning, you could end up sleeping outside of the zone for 5 minutes while all of the DoT's have worn off, and Miser has gotten all of his health back. Which is why it is a good idea to go on Lightsday and also bring along Poison Potions to Poison yourself with.
Personally I didn't use Poison Potions but I can definitely see the use for them. If you are asleep outside of the zone and have Poison and Stoneskin on, all you have to do is remove Stoneskin and you will wake up. I found that through most of the fight, Miser had some sort of DoT on me anyways so it wasn't a problem. Also he never attempted to cast any kind of Sleep related spell on me.

All in all I thought the fight was fairly simple. It was an easy pattern to follow and I knew my gameplan.

Edited, Oct 27th 2006 at 11:16am PDT by Alatela

Btw, imo any rdm that can't solo this nm at lvl 59 and has to recruit higher lvl help shouldn't be playing as rdm. That is just lazy. I realize that some people just suck at the job and would die over and over again, but still...at least try it and don't just get a bunch of 75's to do it for you.

Most rdm's I've seen shouting for help on this NM in Jeuno I've sent /tell's to them saying that they can solo him, and I gave them a link to mine and a few other posts. They usually don't respond and keep /shouting for help lol.

It is very easy to solo this nm, so there is no excuse for getting others to do it for you. Also, it's a nice achievement and good practice ^^. Much more fun and gratifying than getting others to do it for you.

Edited, Dec 26th 2006 2:36am by Alatela
MNK solo
# Aug 23 2006 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I soloed Miser Murphy as a 75MNK/NIN in about 3 minutes. Capped [Formless Strikes] and [Hundred Fists] brought him down 2/3 fast. The final 1/3 I had to do business as usual. All I brought with me was my chakra equip, some antidotes, a coeurl sub, and a warp.
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# Aug 17 2006 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Once I hit 58 rdm I plan on soloing Miser Murphy. Using the dot meathod but not so sure this will work. I have alot of people doubting me and a few thinking I can. Any advice on this?
# Jul 17 2006 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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{Death} Miser Murphy {You can have this}

All got tp to 300 before fight, this was a massacre, poor old Miser got whooped like a Ronafure Rabbit. Second part of this quest was slightly tougher, in that the fight lasted longer, but it was still no sweat, did it twice for other RDM in PT.
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BLM75 solo TW
# Jul 07 2006 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
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1. Blink+Stoneskin
2. Gravity (Enfeebling Magic: 256)
Thunder IV each time it's up, reapply gravity as it wears. Aspir has no effect. Bio II and zone when out of mp. Rest some, rebuff as required, finish (Miser Murphy was waiting)
794mp in nuking gear. Hume.

Very easy.
# May 10 2006 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Miser Murphy may be easy with a party of 60's or 70's like others have said, but beware if you're going at it with anything less than an alliance of players lower than that! My party was doing Mission 5-1 today, and the other RDM in the group wanted us to kill Miser Murphy. Thankfully we decided to do the Archlich fight first, because Murphy ravaged us near the end.

Setup (some levels may be approximate, I can't remember them all exactly):

52RDM/BLM (me)

We got Miser Murphy down to about 50%, and then he used Blood Weapon or whatever drain-attack it is that he uses. We wiped very shortly thereafter (only I made it out as I was able to run in time >.<). The main problem was that we didn't have a proper tank that was high enough for this. The MNK had the hate, and Murphy was outpacing cures from both RDMs. Once she died, the entire thing fell apart (BLM died in one hit, etc).

For the record, I think Murphy *can* be Silenced. I'm almost positive I managed to land it once with Wind Staff/full MND gear on, but after that it resisted every one. I could have just been imagining it, I'm not sure. :p

Anyway, my point is: be careful around Murphy! Don't underestimate him, because it'll come back to haunt you (pun intended) if you do.
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# May 04 2006 at 2:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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had an unlucky fight with this guy. 60 rdm, 70 rdm 75 wwar/nin. our 60 rdm was a noob and kept aggroing things by resting, i couldn't sleep them all then war died and wipe.. we HP and left the 60 noob
miser murphy is a pushover
# Apr 25 2006 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
okay, did this guy for my rdm about 3 days ago or so
easy fight taken on by:
67drg/rdm (me)

easy fight no problem, felt like we were pwning an EP mob, he used curse at the very end of the fight but besides that never in danger, never a worry in my mind
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BRD solo
# Mar 21 2006 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been getting a bit bored of FFXI lately so I decided to start lvling RDM again - and decided to solo Miser Murphy as BRD/NIN 75.

That was a **** of a fun fight - March + Mambo in full evasion setup (Raven gear, Gebu Shield, Melody Earrings). If he just melee'd, I'd never have been hit, the shadows were lasting well. But ****, he likes to spam the ga's sometimes. The ga's themselves werent the issue, its the fact that it leaves you prone to the hits.

Sleepga is an absolute killer solo, because it means you WILL cop one hit, atleast. I got drained 4 times over the fight, and went into holding mode - kiting around with paeon until my hp are full again, pretty much.

Little bit of luck, fun fight.
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soloable by thf 75
# Feb 28 2006 at 3:07 PM Rating: Default
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merced this and guardian statue for 60 rdm last night as thf75 . made 200k, long fights for both but out of the two, this one is much much harder. Rdm couldnt land one dispel and those ice spikes were a ***** from the paralysis. only way he could land dispel was with ES. -ga spells were bad, but just have rdm or healer stand wayyy far back to wake u up when it casts sleepga. something it only hit me a few times, but it has a BAD drain. hit me for abt 70 dmg with a 400 dmg drain. he has a ******** of HP too. i was busting DEs for abt 400-500 dmg and u could barley see the difference on his HP bar.
anyway, dont do this guy without a healer. i suggest u bring a 75 blm/whm along if possible maybe they can land silence. whm would help with paralyna, not nessesary tho, it didnt affect my utsusemi much, mostly just melee.

Gl, happy hunting ^^
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# Feb 04 2006 at 10:26 PM Rating: Good
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Me (65 bst) and buddy (75 thief) are chilling in Jeuno trying to get a teleport to hit up the range. No whms are tele so we hook up with this 60 rdm shouting for af help in Fei'yin.

We end up there with 65 bst, 75 thief, 72 thief, 71 bst, 60 rdm...so pretty good. The 72 thief and 60 rdm need the coin from the nm and the 72 thief is jp but no one tells us she needs a coin too.

We pop the nm and kill it, coin drops, lot, the 60 rdm gets it. Everyone leaves because we don't know the jp needs it too. I leave party and go chest hunting thinking everything is cool.

Walk back into the fountain room and I see miser floating around staring at me...i'm like wtf. /tell the 60 rdm asking if she spawned it again and only then discover the 72 thief is trying to kill it. I /tell the thief and we opt to give it a whirl.

Big mistake.

In the first 2 seconds miser somehow puts the thief down to 400 hp. 10 seconds later shes dead and im running around Fei'yin with this thing breathing down my neck throwing every bat I can find at it. I panic and get lost...don't have map...so i'm praying I can get enough distance for miser to lose my scent.

After about 5 minutes of feeding a good part of Fei'yin's bat population to it, he finally loses my scent and I head back to raise the thief.

Ok...this time the kiddie gloves come off. Buff, stoneskin, blink, reraise and have my bearings so the plan is to hit up the basement and feed underworld bats too it (con ep at 65).

I tell the thief to keep her distance and go at it. 2 hour a fungar and it lasts a decent bit..about a minute...call another, same deal. The jugs take off about 2% of miser's hp...

I start throwing underworlds at it and it becomes pretty clear this isn't going to go well. Underworlds do hardly anything, and miser's regening hp too fast between pet swaps.

The thief and I decide it would be prudent to get some backup...

So she gets out of there and I'm running around again with this thing chasing me. lol...I stopped to open a chest...that didn't help...
Anyway, I zone into the BC circle, wait for things to cool down a bit, and head back out.

Get to the fountain room, and who do I see again floating around? Mr. Miser...

I'm looking at it, thinking about fighting it again...when a 75 thief/nin comes along and pulls it...

Miser takes about 25% of the thiefs hp in about 5 seconds and before long the guy has to 2hour to keep alive. He takes off about 25% of misers hp but the thief is down to 50%...switches out to a warp crudgel offhand to try to punch out. Dosen't get the chance though, before the 30 seconds for warp is ready Miser pulls off a freeze that one shot kills the thief...
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# Dec 22 2005 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Oki i just did this First time me
(60 RDM/29 BLM), a 70 RDM and 70 RNG tried we got our butts kicked had to run away and regroup.
Next time it was me, the 70 RDM , 70 RNG, 74 PLD, 67 SMN , and 58 WHM. Much easier but was impossible to enfeeble him he resists like crazy. Dispel and silence wouldnt stick even for the 70 RDM. So miser casted Flood twice and Quake once Still managed to take it out but was still a pain.
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# Nov 28 2005 at 10:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ok the ****, Here's my story on this jerk.
BST 61/THF 30 at the time...

Just now i show up in Fei'Yin to get some alchemy shards. I'm killing a pot at the fountain when this f-er pops and agros me! First i think its ghost agro even though they're TW, but then i notice the name. Kowing this is the RDM NM i /shout "Who's AF NM is this! Get it off me!"

Then i notice my HP crashing like prices of whatever i ever try to make money on with AH (am i right?). Anyway. I have no choice but to put my jug pet on it to get it off me. As i run for my life i see the party, but theyre Sneak-ing up. the ****? then i realize my jug pet died already! so i call out another and sic it on him just in time to catch a sleep. Great... My usual plan would be to /logout before my pet dies, but i'm asleep and my pet is already half dead. By the time i wake up from a TP attack, and try to logout, its too late, pet's dead. I catch poison 2 to my already ****** HP and have to Flee the **** out. Outside zone poison wore off one tick to death.

I dont know if its suposed to pop that way, a mile away from the party, and agro anyone in range, but that was BS for the following reasons:

#1 that **** PT didnt claim their monster even as i sat there taking it without claiming.

#2 instead of wake me up, they casted sneak on themselves...

#3 WTF?!?!?

If you're gona go kill this NM get your act together and make sure to not let it agro and kill random passers by.... I may be way wrong with my assumptions on how this NM works, but im too ****** to read up on it at the moent and im sure you can't blame me.
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Rdm/Nin is the Way....
# Nov 24 2005 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Tried to do the DoT thing w/ poison 2. Some advice, go as rdm/nin. I went as rdm/blm and when I zoned back in, Miser was waiting---instant death.
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# Oct 19 2005 at 1:34 PM Rating: Good
751 posts
Went in with a pt of 68mnk/war, 73rdm/blm, 61pld/war, 60rdm/whm. I was the 73 RDM and figured I would sub blm to chainspell + escape if something went awry. We got him down to about 1/4-1/3 of his life, then he hit us with a sleepga that caught everyone (the rdm/whm was too close). The MNK woke up after being hit and was taken down by a few shots and the spammed drain thing (maybe called terror touch). I was next up on his list so when I woke up I cured the pld and the rdm/whm. The paladin voked it off me so that I could convert as I had used a lot of mp healing and buffing. I converted and cure IV'd myself twice. Then it happened...

He opened up a can of kick azz on me... He was spamming drain on me while casting ancient magic. Everyone was healing me, including myself (spamming cure IV and cure III alternately) and we just couldn't keep up. I was curing so much I couldn't kick off my 2 hour. Then the AM hit me for 600 and the next drain and couple of hits finished me off. Others went quickly after that. When I checked him right before I died he had drained enough hp from me to fill himself back up to full ><

Maybe it was just a tough one for whatever reason, but I'll definately show him more respect in the future. I'll also sub nin next time for sure!

Edited, Wed Oct 19 14:44:13 2005
# Sep 08 2005 at 10:48 PM Rating: Good
163 posts
Soloed as a 75RDM/37NIN. Took him out without breaking a sweat, I think he got me once the entire fight for some small damage, never hit me again. Just have the RDM that needs it stand back with Stoneskin up at all times, and also toss you a Refresh or Haste, which would help conserve the RDM/NIN's lowered MP pool. Not too much strategies to give on this guy, if you're an RDM/NIN who has soloed some semi-tough stuff (avatar primes), you can definitely do this guy. I took a video of me doing it as well, I may post it soon ^^

Edited, Thu Sep 8 23:52:57 2005
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# Aug 20 2005 at 12:41 AM Rating: Default
4 posts
So my rdm buddy just got 60 today and I wanted to help him get his hat till I looked this puppy up, everyone said its so hard but we went in as my 74brd/37nin and his 60 rdm, and I barely got hit once, except after a BlizzagaII which dropped me to 400 HP, but other then that is was easy. Now to go duo that Guardian Doll....
Thief solo
# Aug 15 2005 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Thief solo is definately possible, seeing as how I did this myself as 74thf/nin just a few days back. First two times I tried it went bad as I underestimated him, so I zoned and tried again. On my third attempt, I paid more attention to my shadows and eventually killed him leaving me with around 114 HP and was cursed (kept spamming stupid Blizzaga 2). He never once hit me on the try that I beat him. Was definately a fun fight, well worth trying it solo.
# Aug 15 2005 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
Just tore through us twice. Pty was 73 pld 64 thf 60 rdm <me> 58 rdm 61 whm 59 war. This guy drain touched our pld for about 250-350 a pop and would do it as many as 3 times back to back. After our pld deleved to 72 and then died again he said peace out. Sorry Aeoea >.> I think the smart thing to do is have a puller bring him to entrance and have pty fight him there. If he gets out of hand zone then come back and have another go at him. A nin tank would be nice to...in fact while were at it Id like say 4 75 blms casting ancient magic. Then I might feel safe.
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Drain Attack
# Jul 19 2005 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
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He'll normally hit for 20-45, no big deal, except for ...

his added effect to hitting is to occasionally drain up 500HP. So anyone without utsusemi can be fighting him and in 2 hits have a 1000HP difference all of a sudden. Like the added effects of our weapons, it doesn't always activate, so you still have a chance of taking him down before he gobbles up all your HP.

I have ~1500HP and fighting this guy is a problem if he en-suck-the-life-out-of-you attacks more than 2 times in a row.

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RE: Drain Attack
# Aug 06 2005 at 5:25 PM Rating: Good
221 posts
This is true. We had a 72 MNK tanking for us (He said he was up for it! Wasn't my idea!!!) Party set-up was me, 63WHM/SMN, 2 x 71BLM/WHM, 60RDM/BLM, 66BST/NIN and the 72MNK/WAR. Head to Fei'yin, see Murphy (he killed some other poor ****** on his way to greet us >.>;) In we go. Monk brays him all over, BLMs nuke his ***, BST whacks him, I stand back and cure. MNK did hundred fists halfway through fight. Was over in a matter of seconds lol. ONCE the additional drain affect kicked in, draining around 408 HP from the MNK. We needed to do the fight again, one of the BLM's needed the coin for his RDM. We escaped out and zoned back into t make him spawn. Went back down, started fight (after buffs of course). This time was a LOT hairier lol. Without hundred fists, he was taking longer to kill, and his additional affect started to kick in lots more than the last fight >< I was spam curing the MNK, then my bro, the RDM, got hate and got smacked down to 19 or so health by a nicely aimed Quake. Good thing they had a good WHM^^ (/grin). Anyway we still got him, although it was close lol. My advice~ either get a ninja or a huge amount of DD lol :) (Monks with hundred fists available seems to work a treat^^)
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murphy must die!
# Jul 13 2005 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
i've been told that a 75pld/37nin can take this thing easily with a rdm, friend of mine killed it in 20 seconds like this (not sure how though) luckily i have a 75pld/nin friend, so ill give it a try
RE: murphy must die!
# Jul 15 2005 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
You know what's better? A thf tanking him XD

Thf solo's Miser Murphy Worth the download ^^

Also, you'll need Divx to watch. Enjoy!

Last link added: 1 Aug, 2005

Edited, Mon Aug 1 02:21:03 2005

RE: murphy must die!
# Jul 23 2005 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
Must have been an old video, Miser didn't drain the THF at all. >_>
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RE: murphy must die!
# Oct 20 2005 at 11:40 AM Rating: Good
586 posts
The drain is an added effect to its melee attacks, not counting the TP drain attack, which may be blinkable. Basically, it has to hit to drain HP.

THF evasion ftw!
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RE: murphy must die!
# Jul 15 2005 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
Double post, stupid computer ><

Edited, Fri Jul 15 04:25:58 2005

# Jun 16 2005 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
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We were in Fei'yin doing 5-1 and this SoB pops and aggroed me, i absorbed attack then a MNK with us chi blasted him next thing i see is the MNK hp drop 50% in 1 hit for like 200+ 450 drain is there any possible way to kill this w.o utsusemi?
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# Jun 02 2005 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Fight isn't that hard as everyone is posting, i found the spawn myself and starting soloing as 70nin/war, then started asking a party of japanese if they wanted to team up, we formed a party of 6, 5 of them were 55 and below, and i was only 70, finshed the fight with ease, got antique coin drop.
um... 62?
# May 24 2005 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
661 posts
i dont believe this guy is 62, he took an alliance with a hand full of 70's to take him down last time i helped my friend do it and we had 2 deaths, yet our LS took down Eastern Shadow who is supposed to be 63 with a lv70 sam and a 56whm with no problem at all.
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# Apr 26 2005 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
287 posts
level 62..., yah...Miser Murphy doesn't hit particularly hard...each hit is like 50-100 dmg tops....UNTIL you count the additional effect of 300+ HP drain >.<

A ninja or someone with utsu:ni at least is a very good and simple way of dealing with this mob, drk/blm for stun and whatever else to rain **** on it...definitely don't underestimate this thing.
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rdm duo
# Apr 24 2005 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Me (Gideun) and my brother (hyndrosa) Duo'd this little ghost and we are both RDM 75 I was rdm/drk and my bro was rdm/smn....

I will agree Smn will do Miser Murphy to test there limits and for excitment and fun..

the fight was quick but dont under estimate ths dude! he cast shizz load of spells
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Hard to tank
# Apr 14 2005 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
468 posts
I have been successful in tanking this guy in the past with an alliance of 60's and I don't remember him hitting like sledgehammer. Maybe there was a change in a previous update.

I tried to tank him last night and he took me from full health to death in 3-4 hits.Smiley: eek

True we didn't have a WHM but we had 8 people and I think 4 of us were over 70, including a 75 Summoner. I was dead in 30 seconds, and was like omg! Luckily after the shock of my almost instant death the mages brought out the big guns and killed it before it killed anyone else.

Make sure you know who is going to be responsible for curing the tank when you take Miser on. I know I will think twice before I underestimate him again.

Thanks to Kewitt for making the trip out to Raise me with Raise III!Smiley: yippee
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Bad luck ...
# Mar 27 2005 at 4:53 PM Rating: Good
794 posts
I had bad luck with him. The 75 WHM and 75 THF/NIN who were helping me along with my 61 PLD boyfriend werent' with us yet (they arrived maybe 2 minutes later) and he killed us both ... I feel kinda dumb about that :P But he spammed AM on us (Tornado X2 on PLD and Burst) and drained 410+ each time he hit. Killed me in two hits >_> But the THF showed up and soloed him - but I counted 6 AM spells absorbed by her shadows. I always heard he was super easy - did he get altered in a patch? Maybe we just had bad luck :P
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RE: Bad luck ...
# Apr 10 2005 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Yeah i hear ya. Another rdm 75 and I (58) went to kill this thing thinking it would be a piece of cake from the description. Ya know I thought the doll was the hard part. Keep in mind that this particular rdm who took me can easily solo all the prime avatars, Ose, and the statue doll for this quest, easily, just to name a few. I've seen him do all those many times. But this thing? Omg we got our asses handed to us. No links or anything. Miser is not silencable, not sleepable, and basically all rdm enfeeble spells are worthless on him. With bar-element spells + blink + skin, the ancient magic wasn't so annoying; it was the 500+hp drain that hurt. You can't recast stoneskin while it's still up and renew it, like you can with utsusemi. My friend hit the dirt, and i did not even have time to chainspell+ecape before i was stunned, slept, and dead. I had full buffs. This guy is nuts. Today we're going to gather all the rdm's we know and maybe a pld/nin for blink tanking/cover and unload chainspell on him. When my 75 friend got his hat he had whm's curing it to death, which i'm sure is a valid option. I do not recommend meleeing this guy, go manaburn. A nin tank MIGHT be able to handle it if he can keep hate, but if utsusemi is down for more than 2 hits, you're dead. Don't try to save money on shadows just spam it. Also casts some nasty AoE spells.
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RE: Bad luck ...
# Apr 30 2005 at 3:43 PM Rating: Good
586 posts
A good trick for stoneskin is to start casting it, and then around 50-60% cancel your current stoneskin if it's still active. It may be harder to time because of fast cast, but that's also going to make it harder for the enemy to hit you between the time you cancel and the time the new one comes up.

Ninja do this trick a lot to cancel utsusemi ni when they cast ichi and still have a shadow left.
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# Mar 09 2005 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
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aramaru has some guts just staring at him like that

i know if that was me id crap my pants, hit flee, and never look back

i /salute you.
Miser Murphy on drugs
# Feb 18 2005 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
Okay, was Miser Murphy changed in one of the updates? I recall just bulldozing over this guy with party of 60+ when I got my hat like 5 months ago. Now, I'm coming back and he is taking down 75 paladins in 3-4 hits. He took me down in 2 hits. (Not only is he killing so fast, he getting 400+ hp per hit back) So, now I've come to the simple conclusion this guy HAS to be blink tanked. How come I didnt even know this before is because I think he was changed with the drain additional effect (or changed to happen a lot more often).

How did your 75 pld friend tank it? I know he doesn't do the drain effect every hit, but he only needs to do it a couple times to change the entire pace of the fight.
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# Feb 17 2005 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
52 posts
did this with a 60rdm/blm(me) 60 whm/brd and a 67-69 blm/whm (i forget the blm exact lvl). used the zone DoT method with high lvl nukes while whm cured if need be banished holied (lol most it did was 40) and ballad while i refreshed self and blm. it only took about 10-20 min. i forget how long it took cause i did this a while ago
# Feb 17 2005 at 6:10 AM Rating: Decent
96 posts
Its is possible to solo this NM when you are 58+ RDM - the Tabard is very good for this. ^^
Simply put, you keep blink, refresh and shell 3 up at all times, and run the mob to the zone. You then run in and out of the zone casting DoT spells (use Poison 2, Burn, and Dia2). Use only one spell each time you zone in, and rest for one tick between casting Dia 2 and poison2.
It takes around 45 mins to solo as long as you don't rest too long for it to regain HP back.

That's it in a nutshell, theres a much more comprehensive guide on the RDM forum.
# Feb 16 2005 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
111 posts
A 75 pld friend of mine on quetz tanked this guy for a rdm friend while we were there to get my AF body. We just kept cures and cursnas and blindnas or whatever he needed handy and after alot of slashing and spirits within he went down. Pld dint get below 50%, and neither mage had to rest, nor rdm convert. Kurei is {Incredibly Tough} though. So maybe it wasnt as easy as he made it look.
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Less is more
# Feb 16 2005 at 6:04 AM Rating: Good
148 posts
The first time I went up against this guy, it was as a LS event to get the coin for several RDMs that needed it. I wasn't anywhere near the level for the hat, but I decided to tag along, just in case I could get a coin anyway. We had a full alliance of 12 people, most at 60, and a few above 70.

That was probably our downfall. Everyone mobbed Miser trying to kill him quickly, and he started spamming AoE drains. With that many melee folk surrounding him, he would recharge back up to full health over and over again. Add some unforutnate agro from nearby mobs, and we had ourselves a mostly dead alliance and no kill.

The second time I encountered Murphy was by accident. My static (all at 61) was en route to the Cloister of Ice to fight Shiva. We randomly ran into Murphy near the zone and my static was like, "Ooh! Let's fight it and get your hat!" Party was a nice balanced : MNK, NIN, THF, RDM, BLM, WHM. We killed him very quickly and neatly with no trouble.

Moral of the story : sometimes less is more, especially when fighting a monster that spams AoE drains! (I'm sure many of you have seen similar mass deaths in Qufim when someone calls for help for a wight, only to have it surrounded by over-eager fighters who quickly give it the HP it needs.)

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Ghost busters
# Jan 30 2005 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
Just finished this quest yesterday with the help of some of my LS and friends of some friends, and after killing good ole Murphy here four times in a row( we had four rdms with us and that drop is not a key item) I can tell you about this NM. This thing is in someways even more tough that the statue NM, depending on much it likes to drain.(it took out our lv 74 blm/rdm with 2 hits and an drain aoe when he had stoneskin on). You can either drop this guy with a load of lv 55+ (like 2 party alliance) or a party of about 65+. A high lv paladin and blm is absolutely needed when fighting it(blm casting flare and the pld covering). Oh yeah, its not a forced pop, it spawns like a regular nm.I found this out the hard way when when everyone resting next to the fountain, it popped right on top of us. still killed it though :)
Miserably easy Murphy
# Jan 08 2005 at 5:38 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
How weird. PT of 6 tore him apart last night with Rdm tanking. I think the pt was 62/60/70/56 Rdm and then 60ish Drk and a 60ish War. I got in one Spirit's Within hit for 345 before he went down, though that might have been the secret- pt of rdms with 300% TP doing Spirit's all with Stoneskin and Phalanx up ^_^;;
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# Jan 06 2005 at 10:35 PM Rating: Decent
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myself (42 whm), a level 54 whm and a level 75 whm found him while we were gettign two key'schest for teleprot vhazl, he tore us a new a-hole -.-
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Not Fair
# Dec 31 2004 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
213 posts
This thing is incredible. I was farming there after helping someone with an AF. I see Miser Murphy, so I figure I'd see what he's made of. 72BST/36WHM. Call jug Courier Carrie(roughly 5000 HPs). Pet attack. Carrie's hitting him for roughly 60. Miser Murphy's hitting Carrie for around 50. So I join in. I'm hitting it for 30 or so.

Miser Murphy spams Ancient Magic like it's going out of style. Surprisingly Tornado has a 1 second cast time. I reward Carrie with pet food. Carrie is down to 50%. Miser Murphy is down to about 60%. Then things go bad. Within 5 seconds, Carrie is almost dead and Miser Murphy is back up to 80% HP. He turns to me, hits me twice, casts Ancient Magic and before I can figure out what's going on, I'm taking a dirt nap.

I scroll back to the logs. He hit me for 40 dmg, but the additional effect did 400+. Then of course the 1-sec Ancient Magic finished me off.

This is one tough SOB. You definitely need a NIN tank.
RE: Not Fair
# Feb 16 2005 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
4,324 posts
I scroll back to the logs. He hit me for 40 dmg, but the additional effect did 400+. Then of course the 1-sec Ancient Magic finished me off.

This is no exaggeration... His hits are very random but I saw a high of 580 "Additional Effect: Drain" damage. That just truly sucks.
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RE: Not Fair
# Feb 01 2005 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
156 posts
best phrase in there was :

Miser Murphy spams Ancient Magic like it's going out of style.

....thats moving stuff

i lauged so hard when i read that!

thank u for that breef molment of joy.....OFF TO TRY TO KILL HIM :P
Uh Oh
# Dec 26 2004 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
This is gonna be interseting to see how it goes when i need to fight him for my AF hat. From all the posts in here, it sounds like he makes everyone his chew toy O_O. id like to see how this all works out in the end. If he does resist Dispel that well, i might try and bring a Brd for theyre version of Dispel. might have a different effect from a song then a spell, (just a theory ;p).
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