Vana'diel Bestiary: Eastern Shadow  

Found in:Fei'Yin
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

Eastern Shadow Picture

'''Regular Nyzul Isle NM

'''    Regular NMs inside Nyzul Isle need to be defeated in order to complete the objective 'Defeat all enemies' but will never be a 'Specified Enemy/Enemies'.

'''NM Drop Appraisals

'''    Drops a crate containing a ??? item which may appraise into Vali's Bow. ''' Appears on Floors:

'''    21 - 40

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# Jul 08 2010 at 5:01 AM Rating: Decent
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finaly got it 1/14
# Jul 05 2010 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
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earliest i seen him pop is 17 hrs and the latest is 30 hrs.
# Jul 05 2010 at 7:13 AM Rating: Decent
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# Jul 02 2010 at 6:19 AM Rating: Decent
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0/8 now
# Jul 01 2010 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
# Jun 14 2010 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
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0/5 now
# Jun 10 2010 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
been 26 hrs now and still no pop /sigh
# Jun 10 2010 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
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i hate him, been here for the past 4 days.
im 0/3 right now and waiting for him to pop again.

1/1 lizzy
1/1 v. emperor
1/1 argus
1/1 wester shadow
0/3 eastern shadow

thought i was gonna be lucky like all the rest.
14hr camp
# Mar 18 2010 at 3:50 AM Rating: Good
Camped for 14 hours straight, popped N,W,S Shadows during the first 2 hours, ES popped at the 14hr mark. 1/1 I peed a little.
# May 26 2009 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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OMFG FML!!~ Camped for 2 hrs then went tobed for 8hrs. Woke up and camped for 10 mins and POP!!!! There was also a lag spike so i couldn't even move towards the Eastern Sadow!!! The **** Eastern Shadow started to att the other camper during the lag spike!!....
# Nov 12 2008 at 6:06 AM Rating: Decent
57 posts
1/9 *edit

Finally got this thing, im convinced that TH has no effect on this, and it will drop once every 8-10 days.

Edited, Nov 15th 2008 7:28pm by Fraguar
# Nov 22 2008 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Finally got this thing, im convinced that TH has no effect on this, and it will drop once every 8-10 days.

Pretty sure TH has no affect on this drop like you said. But the one drop every 8-10 days thing isnt right, as I have 17 kills in a row. 0/17 :(

Also ES drops a revival tree root every time. Not listed here.

# Nov 09 2008 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
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0/3 but wont give up!
Argus 1/2
Leaping Lizzy 1/11
VE 1/2
JeJ 1/1
Dune widow 0/2
Leech King 0/4
0/1 Ka
Eastern shadow 0/1
Punisher 1/4
Gallant 1/3

75WHM - Katiie - Hades
my story
# Aug 16 2008 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
Despite having camped this guy this in the past, once for about a week, and several attempts after maintenances, I finally got lucky after the July maintenance.

A few hours after the completion of the July maintenance I was camping and he poped. but another guy claimed, so i took ToD and logged. Next day my buddy claimed, no drop, I logged.

The next day skipped sky event to camp. After killing 3-4 placeholders 1 min. before the next pop, my laptop overheated and shutdown, I'm like OMFGWTF. Log back in and there he is Eastern Shadow chilling out right in front of me uncontested. Claim, link, 2HR, I die, rng/nin.

Now i'm really like OMFGTGFOGOD/SEHATESME, which to nin/war, haul *** back up to Fei'yin, thank god for nin speed boots, hes still chillin with his drk specter friend, claim,link,drop! woohoo finally VALI'S BOW

Moral is keep trying everyone can't be there all the time, link on rng/nin and die.
Camping again...
# Jul 23 2008 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Going on 0/15, camping right ********** SOMETIMES I HATE BEING DETERMINED >:(
1 down
# Jul 17 2008 at 1:38 PM Rating: Default
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1/2 >=]

were going for 2/3
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# Jul 17 2008 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Lol yes, but it'll probably never happen >.<

2/3 would be great, but that would be the best luck I've seen in this game.

Even better then my Astral Ring, Sorc Ring drop in BCNM Treasures and Tribulations

Drop Change
# Jul 16 2008 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh yeah, by the way, he also drops a Revival Tree Root. =/

/em paints the walls purple
# Jul 15 2008 at 10:14 PM Rating: Default
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coughturtleheadcough >call19<
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# Jul 15 2008 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Currently camping this guy with my buddy. 75DRK/SAM and his 67RNG/NIN <Ifrit Server>

I'm 0/4 and this is the first time he's camped it.

But still It's better then farming the gil =/

Thanks everyone that posted here, I'm using all the knowledge I've got from you.

Again, thank you and wish us luck @.@.lol
Super tired, not giving up
# Mar 26 2008 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
I have been camping since Saturday night @11pm when I decided to go there to get for my 70RNG, dual boxing my RNG and my 75SAM I stood there for 18hrs straight no sleep killing Spectres until it finally spawned. Killed but no drop, was dissapointed but ok because no one else has ToD.

Next day I get there @7am ready to camp thankful no one else will no window....
SE has a nice emergency maint, So of course all the people to lazy to get ToD the hard way show up. 6hrs+ into window server goes down and it hadn't spawned.

Get on after maint and it spawns roughly 2hrs after. Lose claim which hardly ever happens to me but I was like oh well guess I'll be back tomorow.

So show up tues. morning and am the only one there for a few hours then the person that claimed yesterday decides that it's about time to start camping, Oddly enough he claims befor it even spawned on my screen. This happens alot at Kings and what not but when theres only 2 people in the zone highly unlikely.

Sitting here now with what I believe is an AFK RDM, praying for a spawn prior to competition showing up or the RDM comes back from afk.

Slept 14hrs since Thursday, 0/3 West 0/3 South 0/3 North 0/1 East 0/1 Cassie 3/4 Simurgh 0/2 Mysticmaker 0/1 Lord of Onzozo 0/4 Hoo Mjuu the Torrent

So overall lucky I guess on 3 pairs of Trotter boots, but this is really the only thing I care about now. Wish me luck, thanks for reading I guess... I am just trying to stay awake at this point, Nick News came out /stabeye

Jaxs 75SAM
Super tired, not giving up
# Apr 06 2008 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
0/13 and counting.

Jaxs 75SAM
# Dec 31 2007 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
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0/12 on this NM in a 2 week peroid have seen 3 other people get theirs /cry. I've never seen this pop in the very begining of the window usually within 19-20hrs and the latest I've seen it pop has been 24hrs and 45 mins. /sigh hopefully I get it soon =P
get one
# Nov 27 2007 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Saw appraised from one run lol.

Edited, Nov 27th 2007 4:22pm by bcdatuck
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# Sep 12 2007 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Finally got it omfg
Happy hunting fellow rngs
# Sep 11 2007 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
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# Sep 11 2007 at 5:19 AM Rating: Decent
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So it continues
# Sep 10 2007 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Horrid drop rate
# Sep 09 2007 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Currently going 0/6
Most i've camped was 20hours and 30min
Really annoying NM yet it's not boring
# Jun 13 2007 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
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You are quite annoying.
Ebow itch
# Jun 05 2007 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been a ranger for almost three years now. I have all the real merits(besides the updated verion happening in todays update) when it comes to rng. I equip all end-game gear and have used all the combinations of weapons including staves, swords. daggers, axes, bows, crossbows, guns and cannons. I know how to balance Ranged attack, STR, AGI, and ranged accuracy for maximum damage AND/OR maximum damage over time.

Let me explain something to the rest of you up and coming rangers. A miss = 0 damage. You dont want to miss a single shot. Ex. A lvl 74 rng in an exp session in Mamool can out parse an end game ranger decked out in STR and Ratt gear with expensive foods. How can this be true? The 74 ranger that eats sushi and equips his Rng body and Ohat misses less often but suffers a -15 per hit and maybe 400 less on WS. Comparing to the end-game ranger with crimson hands, skull cap, Osode, Scout's Boots eating Curry. It doesnt seem possible but all the misses means less ws over time and less total damage overl all.

Now the solution. The end game rng with an Ebow can equip more of those Racc gears to cut down on misses like the 74 rng does. Still boosting Ranged attack in one gear slot Plus STR and AGI.

Ok so that stuff is obvious and this whole post is a waste of your time until you read the last line. How does a ranger deal great damage in the least amount of time?

Weapon Delay. No other ranged weapon in the game offers as much DMG per shot with such a Low Delay. I spend all my merits on cutting Delay on ranged attacks and boosting my STR.

This bow gives a nice fix to several problems the End-game ranger faces. With prices dropping fast on everything the time is now to get yer hands on this bow if you havnt gotten it allready. Im campen eastern shadow right now ramuh...now to update asap and geterdun.

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Ebow itch
# Jun 13 2007 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Eastern Shadow
# May 14 2007 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I decided to try my luck hunting this NM while concurrently tackling Western Shadow after the latest maintenance period.

Day   Time from last death   Claim    Drop   Moon Phase 
01                Note a)      Yes      No   LastQuarterMoon(55%) 
02             19hr 21min      Yes      No   Full Moon     (100%) 
03             28hr 42min      Yes      No   Waning Crescent(29%)                    
04             19hr 20min      Yes     Yes   Waxing Crescent(17%) 

My Drop rate: 1/4 (Vali's Bow)

a) The NM spawned 2 hrs into its window. I'm unsure what the correct re-spawn time is due to my lack of experience.
b) My kills were performed as a lvl 75BST/37THF

Some people claim this thing is a 16-32 hr NM. Although I was present at the 16 hr mark for kills past Day 01, I did not have the honor of seeing it then. I would not be surprised if this thing did spawn at either 16 or 32 hours given the lengthy variation compared to what I saw with Western Shadow.
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Eastern Shadow
# Aug 16 2009 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Coincidentally, I just killed Eastern Shadow on Wanning Crescent 17%. Got bow. It was the first time I camped since it was changed to Vali's Bow. Now I'm 1/12 on Euryto's Bow, and 1/1 on Vali's Bow. Might be something to that. Unfortunately I don't remember moon phase when I got Euryto's.

# Mar 20 2007 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Camped it for two weeks+.


Pop window starts 16 hours after ToD

Lottery from Ranger type ONLY

If its been 30+ hours since ToD it verges on a force pop.

Finally got my freakin' Vali's Bow. Now I'll do a whole 2 more damage per shot....... maybe......
correct ToD
# Mar 24 2007 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
335 posts
I've personally seen that it has poped at 10 hours into window killing every shade since window had opened.

No drop yet.
# Jan 10 2007 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
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0/2, maybe I'll use a lucky egg.
# Dec 02 2006 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
1/8 or so. Drop rate sucks. Window opens at 16 hrs. If you only go there at 21-24, you're likely to miss it. It seems that the sooner you start killing PHs after its ToD, the more likely it is to spawn at 16 hrs. That's just my experience, don't take it for fact, get your own.
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Eastern Shadow
# Nov 26 2006 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I So Hate 24 hour spawn type mobs,
Now i have a new on besides Argus to camp, Will i ever get any sleep.
They wanted me to be a ranger after i hit lev 75 war/ninja
Will i hit 56 ranger might as well have the best gear! Don't have the gill to buy it so have to camp nm's to get it. Argus seen it die once (no Drop) read text it was killed didn't see it was sleeping at the keybord!
24 hour spawn time everyone wants item............who has 24-7 to camp nm's
I think they need to adjust this just a tad! 6 hour spawn time's ex bow or make ex items spawn more often like argus.......just a thought!
Sleepless night's
# Nov 26 2006 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
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2x Specters as PHs Window ranges from 16-24hours - somepage info is wrong.
Sleep bolts stick good on this NM as mentioned. Any job with /NIN and utsu Ni can solo this guy. Dunno how it goes on lower levels. Wish you ppl wud post more about drop rates. Thank you.
window and solo
# Aug 11 2006 at 5:10 AM Rating: Default
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I am starting to camp this NM, been trying to get him for a few days, til i started getting ToD it sucked. but now i got ToD and read from cannotlinkto hes 21-24, he was dead the other day when i found ToD, it was between 10:30-11 am. so i head over there and log for pop the next morning, which i figured would be about 6am for his window, well i get here early at about 5:10am and see i JUST missed his pop. like by 3 minutes no more. (i know this bc i saw "Eastern Shadow was killed by <player>" and there was still another guy griping about RMT in /say) so this leads me to believe he can pop 19/20 hours instead of the 21-24. ill be here again when i get another ToD and have time to camp him. as for soloing? i have gotten him once and i can kill him as 70rng/35nin and thf/nin at this level should be NO problem, a few friends of mine have been soloing this guy on occasion at pre-70 as thf/nin. i think he solo'd it as early as 67or so. as long as u have +eva gear and sleep bolts you should be ok. i always bring a few hi-pots along for the ride just in case. but have never gone below yellow in health. and i use the same gear etc everytime, might change next time i camp him bc ill have my o-hat but other than that lol. good luck and if anyone has figured out the pop req's and window timing, help us fellow rangers out!!!

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# Aug 05 2006 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm really looking forward to camping this guy when i hit 74 as Thief and get Ni. But is it possible for me to solo him sooner at 71? I can bring Hi-Pots and of course /NIN. Any info/tips would be appreciated.
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I want this bow....
# Jul 12 2006 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
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If anyone knows the ToD for Quetzalcotal please Email me at as_cummings@hotmail.com. Thx
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# Jul 11 2006 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
This bow is decent at 75, although guns actually work better. The only thing I'd do with this bow if I got it is to sell it. I have to admit though, the str and agi+ really helps when using WS.
# Aug 03 2006 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
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/slap This is the best bow period. It's not decent at 75, it's the only thing you should own. Obow and HF+1 get close, and HF wins on a few HNM's, but there is no better otherwise.
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# Jul 05 2006 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Soloed as 75rdm/37blm...0/1

From the week i started campping this bad boy, it seems to pop at about the 20-19 hr mark. (that's when i started killing ph anyhow.) I got the ToD each time i wasn't there to kill it, and just went off of that. it was like a really wierd 20hr cycle of his pop.

ex. someone kills him at 9pm est, popped at 5pm est.

Not sure tho...only happend to me once. Wish me luck for round two >.>

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Got claim but no drop
# Jun 25 2006 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I got a level 70 pal and was subbing thf for TH. I use 1 yagudo drink and a hi-ether. No 2hour was needed, but he does hit hard. Does like 90+damage sometimes. It was pretty easy fight thou. I probably wouldn't recommend trying to solo it. Unless you have a char that can heal themselves or tank damage really well. If your a Paladin save you shouldn't have any problem. Word of advice with most mobs and nm u fight that u r soling. If u have 2hour and low on mp and hp and have Hercule rings. Then wait till it can kick in and 2hour when 2hour is done flash and tehn heal your self. Unless mob or nm got like something that can do extreme damage to you example Eagle shot. Well hope this helps out
P.s. 7mil for eurtyo bow on Seraph

Edited, Sun Jun 25 16:35:24 2006
Mob fight
# May 05 2006 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
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At what lvl would it even be possible to solo this mob?? i really want this bow, but i don't wanna go in there and hope for a pop and then when it pops, im dying.. so i just want to know if anyone knows.
attention rangers
# Apr 17 2006 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
I would like to add a quick comment for those out there who are interested in the bow. Below you read a few people saying that it is completely worthless because of guns and shigeto bow having equall dmg, not to mention the Selenes bow being considered an equall. If you ever meet these people irl slap the living crap out of them. and shot to shot basis dmg is the same, this is true... BUT... E bow gives you + 3 agi and + 3 str. Ive compared the E bow(borrowed and no other gear change) to the S bow(during new moon)... lufaise meadows birds
Selenes Bow = 800-1200 per sidewinder usually 950ish
Eurytos Bow = 1000-1300 per sidewinder usually 1200ish

so just take that into accout when making your decision

Also in dealing with pop times I've noticed a few things that are not proved but i believe them to be true. This monster is a lottery pop not a timer pop, 21-24 hrs seens right but thats because people wait that long to start killing placeholders. This nm can actually spawn at any time(A LS member killed it twice 8 hrs apart) but with a very low chance of spawning. People always seem to mix lottery pops with timed nms. If there are placeholders that are always out then there is no timer but... the longer a monster goes without popping the greater his chance of popping gets. So 21-24 hrs will work because of this for the most part but if you show up just 21-24 after death and wait 8 hrs no pop you probably missed it during its low % chance of popping. Also the timer is at max after server reset so he has a good chance of popping after maintenance. Once again i will say that this hasnt been proved but seems true on all Lottery pop monsters.

P.S berzerked tavnazian ram with E bow sidewinder = 2467

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# Dec 31 2005 at 6:49 AM Rating: Good
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I was ******* around in feiyin this morning... trying to get a life belt. Decide to camp the shadows for a bit. Camped for about 2 hours, just starting to get bored, go afk, come back and Eastern Shadow is staring in my face, no ****... he was RIGHT in front of me... No competition in sight. I pull, get link, kill link with Eastern sitting unclaimed, then go to work. Easy *** fight, hit me once... AND I GOT THE ******* BOW YEEEEEEEEEAH! First good NM drop in about 1.5 years. 1/1 on Eastern Shadow.
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# Dec 06 2005 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
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He pops 20+ hours after ToD. Camped him 8 times. Quickest pop (from ToD) was at 20hrs 1 min, longest was 27 hrs 15 min. 0/4 on drops (grrr) 65thf/nin with 74rdm/nin tanking.

Edited, Tue Dec 6 19:13:42 2005
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Shadows INFO.
# Oct 20 2005 at 4:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Afraid the rate-up patrol didn't make it to this post on time. ~Deleted~

Edited, Thu Oct 20 14:42:52 2005
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Pattern to HNM lottery spawns?
# Aug 22 2005 at 2:43 PM Rating: Good
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I have a theory if anyone cares to hear it.

I used to camp Bloodtear Baldurf the HNM ram in lathheine plateau. After camping him over the course of a week, i noticed that unlike most 21-24 hour HNMs, his spawn time moved forward everyday, not back. From what i can tell the spawn lottery opens between 21-24hours since ToD, and 90% of the time he popped at about 25-28 hours since ToD previous day. Eastern shadows Spawn method may be similar.
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RE: Pattern to HNM lottery spawns?
# Aug 31 2005 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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i dont know, have u heard of the open window theory when server gets updated like the last main on 08/29, well me and a friend logged there and reloged a hr after schedule maint completion *which was 7am est*, we killed all the specters and no pops till 8hrs later 0_0 like 5 mins before 3pm northern and southern shadow poped.. so make a long story short we guessed that someone must have got East and west shadow in that hr we missed and concluded that this may be a 16-24hr pop monster ^_^;;
# Jul 28 2005 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
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anyone know any battle strategies and jobs you need to fight him?
# Jul 01 2005 at 5:13 PM Rating: Default
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This bow is completely worthless. Gun PWNs this at 51+, and at 67 you get Othinus Bow from wyvernpoacher. Those 2 things are only thing you will ever need for hnm or exp. If you spend more then 3mil on this bow u are a fool, and most rngs wont even pay that much. Sure it is the best bow, but Shigeto (not sure on spelling but is like lvl 71 and rng and sam can use it) is a almost as good, and u can use it to better use on HNM and gods.

So from advice dont get this bow, from expeirence on Hume and Elv ranger, it make no more difference Shig bow. and Gun and o bow own it.

And btw with any 74+ job with nin sub can own this cept for a few jobs... 75rng/nin can own it with Slug Shot, Barrage, and EES. takes 10-15secs.
# Jan 20 2007 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Dude... just... no...
Guns are all well and good, but I happen to prefer bows. Are you suggesting I've wasted all of my time on Rng using bow instead of gun? Yes, I'm only level 40, but still... I find that post ignorant and insulting.
You, in short, have no idea what you are talking about ^_^;


P.S. I know this is 2 years old, but it annoyed the crap out of me.
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RE: ....
# Mar 27 2006 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
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This bow is completely worthless.

So you're saying you consider 12mil worthless?
RE: ....
# Nov 24 2005 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
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going off of what you said, did you try to have any of the statistics the same when you tested the damage? <,<;; like being the same distance from mobs when you shot, had the same gear on, used the same mob, etc...

I agree with Jaxxxs though, sure you get a lot of damage off of guns, but is it worth it when you fire so **** slow? It's nice to have a high slugshot... but if you can't get the TP very often, what's the point?
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RE: ....
# Dec 23 2005 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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I'd like to start out by saying no, I've never used an E-bow and never "tested" it or anything.. but..

I would just like to note on your comment about TP. I use Hellfire+1 mainly at my level (73). The low delay isn't as bad as you'd think, 490-640 isn't as much as you might imagine. In any case, higher delay means you get more TP in every shot.. With a Hellfire+1 I get TP fairly fast considering the low delay.. it gives a lot per shot, as any gun does..
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RE: ....
# Nov 19 2005 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
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That is rediculous. First of all on my server the Shigeto +1 is only about 250k less than E bow. Secondly it isnt as good. It also comes 16 levels later. Guns are terribly slow. You have to look at DOT not just the burst dmg that you get with slug shot. I might add that at level 65 I had war bow +1 elv. against musketeer +1 and slug shot was outdoing sidewinder by only a marginal amount. Also in the case of sharpshot sidewinder barrage sidewinder, the gun is not fast enough to get the 2nd weapon skill tp inside of the sharpshot window if your barrage happens to be light. Bow is the best balance between speed and dmg. It is a much better buy for the gil difference than say a scorp harness against a scorp harness +1 is. It is an end of game bow so it is worth the gil. in my opinion. The way rng is now days your weapon is only about half of your dmg. Its how you play.
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