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Vana'diel Bestiary: Western Shadow  

Family:Shadow
Found in:Fei'Yin
Found at Location:E - 7
Spawntime:16 to 32 Hours
Level:63
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Detects by Low HP
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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'''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 Retaliators.

'''Appears on Floors:

'''    21 - 40

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All Right!
# May 08 2009 at 7:24 AM Rating: Decent
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soooo i finally decide to go take a shot at this fellow.

after killing 4 PH's LUCKY ME there's Western Shadow.

EP for mnk/dnc and BAM Retaliators <mine>

1/1

hoo ray!
0/3...
# Nov 21 2008 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
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0/3. -_-
SE is really moronic to not increase drop rate, or lessen spawn time (Or window).

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Figured I'd camp today (Monday) after work, so I went to log out in Fei'yin Sunday night. I figured I'd kill the PH on the 0.001% chance the NM would spawn... Sure enough, he did. Meaning, no one had touched it all Sunday!?

... Not that it dropped.
0/4

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0/5. -_- 24 hour respawn...

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0/6. Oddly, spawned a mere 24 minutes into window.

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0/7. Fuck you SE.

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0/8.

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0/9.

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0/10.

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0/11.
On New Moon... Lightsday.

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0/12.
Why am I doing this?
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Currently been waiting 37 hours... Thirty-seven hours. Contacted a GM, they were worthless. Forced pop at 32 hours is either false, or they ****ed something up after the update.

0/7 on Southern.
1/5 on Northern.
0/2 on Eastern.

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Came back one more time... Was bored, and friend told me to do kill some shadows. XD
Hit 75... Went and did something else for a few hours. Figured I'd get ToD if nothing else. Came back, killed a PH... Did my sweep of the area, came back... And it spawned. Took it down (/NIN makes any shadow very easy... 'cept for the DRK ones, maybe).

... 1/13. Finally.
No more Fei'yin. Ever. -_-
Only camp this if you want the weapons as a trophy. It's much easier, not to mention faster, to just get the gil.

Edited, Dec 14th 2008 1:48am by Aneirin
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# Nov 17 2008 at 4:17 AM Rating: Decent
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WOOT! Im another lucky ******* yall prolly hate, 1/1. Total time spent camping was ~2 hours.

I actually did this with a certain simple strategy I'll also share with yall.

Many of yall who have camped NMs as often as I do surely noticed that when a NM is not camped or very rarely for a day or so, or not even killed at all, it has a tendency to spawn faster than if it is commonly camped.

Understanding this, I had never recently noticed anyone camping -any- of the shadows recently (on Fenrir), so I decided I would break up my camping into to two shifts. I came to agree with it is a 16-32 hour pop based on people comments spread out on the sites, which sounds horrible, but to me that sounded great. 16-32 hour window means when you log in, it has a 50% chance of being in its window, thats nice if you ask me.
And if it hasn't been camped recently, kill 4-6 ph's, if theres no pop, do it again in 16 hours. Worked for me hopefully it'll work for you, drop rate is a whole diff story but maybe you'll get lucky ^^ . If this info is useful rate me up :0P

Edited, Nov 17th 2008 7:23am by xAzureDevilx
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# Nov 17 2008 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh and for those on Fenrir server that would be curious of ToD, it was Nov.16 at 12:30am eastern time. ;0) Happy hunting!

Edited, Nov 17th 2008 7:51am by xAzureDevilx
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# Nov 14 2008 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
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1/8 on these, GL and godspeed if your camping it. Camping eastern also, 0/7 on it so far. Spent 2 weeks straight in feiyin, gl to all.
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Drop rate stinks.
# Apr 05 2008 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I camped this for 3 weeks straight 17+ kills. I also have camped him a few weekends since with 1~2 kills per weekend. If SE was serious about making gill sellers dead they would make the NM's that drop rare/ex items pop way more often and drop way more often too.
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# May 07 2009 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
SE is in no way serious about getting rid of gil sellers. RMT are here to stay and we just need to open our eyes and stop being fooled into thinking that SE actually cares. The truth: SE profits from RMT, and i dont blame them. Im not saying its right but if you owned FFXI wouldnt you want to milk it for all its worth while it was popular?
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# Jan 19 2008 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Day 1: Stayed logged in at spawn point, got ToD.
Day 2: 20 hours after last death he pops, got claim and drop.

The 1st time that I went to get these I killed 2 ph and he popped, no drop.
Doesn't seem to be camped to heavily now that its a rare/ex drop, if you
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Curious!
# Dec 28 2007 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I know for most NM's it is a very good idea to be far above the level of it, but my curiosity is peaked since someone said it only has about 3400HP?
If this is correct.. could a 65 Samurai take it out pretty easy? I figured Gekko->Yuki spam would make short work of 3400HP between having TP -> Meikyo Shisui -> Meditate

Just curious ^^:
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At 65, you'd get a heck of a lot of aggro just getting to the NM. :3
Could you kill the NM? ... Possibly, but I sure wouldn't put money on it.
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# Jun 21 2007 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok so i guess I'm one of the people everybody hates who has been camping these for weeks on end...well heres my story,I've been thinking about trying to get these all week.Well i thought about it hard today and i thought o well ill take a shot at it.So i take my 45 min journey to fei yin cause I'm not familiar with that area.Well,i finally get here and start killing he PH,about 2 hours later i see Wester Shadow.I'm freaking out right about now,so he aggros on to me and i have never camped him before so i did no know how to handle him.so i start fighting and throw up hundred fists and begin to completely destroy him.I'm sitting there thinking man this guys a puss,well then when I'm finished i et a revival tree root......and a Pair of Retaliators!!!!!!!so I'm one of the lucky bastards everybody hates lol.heres some pics btw (lol at the dude that said i wouldnt win too :P)

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(these were taken later in whitegate after i warped btw)
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# Jun 15 2007 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
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So is this NM 16-24 18-24 or 24+? Every site I read and every person I talk to says something different. I've camped this thing 3 days in a row and so far it's popped before the 24 hour window but the other day 24 hour window passed and I didn't see it, yet I'm pretty sure it wasn't killed. Was it changed after the drop became rare/ex?

Edited, Jun 15th 2007 6:00pm by KittyPleasure
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# Jun 09 2007 at 3:13 PM Rating: Good
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[vent]

I read all these posts about people being 1/1 to 1/3 and stuff and I think, "How can that be?" Because of how my experience with this NM has been.

Ok so, so far I'm 0/5, and currently waiting on him to spawn today. Meaning I'm camping him right now as I post this. He has only spawned once at the 19ish hour mark, and once at the 22ish hour mark. The other three times were, well... 32 hour, and two 30 hours. I'm about to go insane because I see soooooo many posts saying he spawned so early for them. God I wish I had that kind of luck, especially the 1/1 luck.

Is there something I'm doing wrong? Some dance or bat or random specter I need to kill outside his dumb room? I constantly camp from the 16 hour marker and on until he spawns, and I kill both specters just to be safe, yet the 24+ hour spawns are driving me mad...

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Edit: 0/6 now, 21ish hour. Which is after being outclaimed by a ninja the night before, who stayed for one round of spawns (and it spawned for the one round, ironic no?), whereas I was there for 13 hours since window. I really hate this NM.

Edit: 0/7, 19ish hour.

Edit: 1/8, I am one happy monkey now.

Edited, Jun 12th 2007 5:47am by YasashikuOfTitan
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# Jun 08 2007 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
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After this most recent maintenence, I decided to try and get my hands on a pair of Retaliators for my mnk (level 53 and rising).

The info on the nm is simple. The placeholder is the one shadow that remains consistant, aka the rdm looking one with the rapier and the small pointy shield. He is the only placeholder, and he respawns every 16 minutes. Don't bother with the other Spector if you don't have to.
Edit: The second pop happened about 19 hours and 36 minutes after my first kill. The third pop happened about 21 hours after my second kill. To us, the windows opened around 16 hours after our ToD's.

My anecdote: The morning of maintenence, I log out in Fei'yin about half an hour before the maintenence is due to start. I kind of scope out my competition a little, and it's not so bad (a <70 rdm, and a 75 mnk who wanted them for ballista). Maintenence happens, finishes and I log back in. I get impatient, the nm not being up, and I warp to go camp Kung Fu Shoes. Later, the mnk tells me that the window for Retaliators opens at some time in the next morning. Long story short, I lose about 12 hours of sleep, and my friend and I get the next three claims in jp prime time (no competition for retaliators. I was there to help him with ebow, which there was a lot of competition for).

My drop rate was 1/3. The party was me (rdm/blm), my friend Stevoud (thf/war) and on the final claim, new member of my ls Shyster (mnk/nin). I, for one, am glad I never have to camp this nm ever again. Beds are comfy. <3

Edited, Jun 8th 2007 3:08am by Fuuten
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Western Shadow
# May 14 2007 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I decided to try my luck hunting this NM while concurrently tackling Eastern Shadow after the latest maintenance period.

 
Day   Time from last death   Claim    Drop            Moon Phase 
01               ~23-24 hr      No     ???                   ??? 
02                  ~24 hr     Yes      No   Waning Crescent(90%) 
03                 Unknown      No     ???                   ??? 
04                 Unknown     Yes      No   Waxing Crescent(21%) 
05              24hr 13min     Yes      No   Waxing Crescent(83%) 
06              20hr 22min      No      No   Waning Crescent(67%) 
07              20hr 49min      No     ???   Waning Crescent(17%) 
08              20hr 50min      No     Yes   Waxing Crescent(36%) 
09              20hr 33min     Yes     Yes   Waxing Crescent(88%) 


My Drop rate: 1/4 (Retaliators)

Notes:
a) The time for Day 01 is an estimate assuming the respawn time is 20-24 hrs and based on when players in the room left.
b) I did not get the NM on Day 01 or 03 as I was spending that time camping Eastern Shadow's window.
c) My kills were performed as a lvl 75BST/37THF

I'd like to say this NM generally spawns between 20-24 hrs as I began camping at the 16 hr mark for every re-spawn after Day 04 to see if it was like Eastern Shadow. Best of luck to those hunting this.

Edited, May 15th 2007 1:14am by Khakster
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# Mar 28 2007 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
How does one go afk and wait for ToD? The PHs are aggressive, and (I think) will con EP to a 75.

I say this because the Cockatrices (levels 50-53) in Onzozo next to profblix will aggro to 72 or less, and the specters are 55-57 or something.
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As a 71, the PHs don't aggro.
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They won't agro a level 75, I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) a mob has to give more than 25 experiance/limit points to agro if it normally does and these only give 15-23 from what I've seen killing the PHs.

The NM on the other hand... might not be so friendly if someone falls asleep killing 'em.
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WHAT A JOKE!
# Jan 10 2007 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
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All these people asking if they can kill it. Uh, yeah, you can, with ease. I went as 75drg/whm, and didn't heal myself once. He used 1 dimensional death, and that's it. I didn't use healing breath, I didn't use Deep Breathing, I didn't use 2hour. Nothing. I had about 150%tp from killing PH, did 2 pentas for a total of roughly 2kdmg, and just 6 hits 100-200each, 2jumps for 500 together, and he was dead. Fight lasted under a minute. His dimensional death did 270 damage, my defense with Pro2 was 314.

No drop. Not really disapointed, no competition, very relaxed atomosphere, and only about 2 hours camping it. (I pre-scoped the area every half hour that day to check if anyone was there. Nobody, other than groups for rank5, and some RMT for cassie.) Oh, by the way, I found this interesting, but he doesn't hit like a MNK. He only does 1 attack at a time, with his right hand. Hits did about 100 each, when they landed. I'm going to do this again as 70war, and I'll let you know how it goes.

Edit: 0/2 now, he popped 20hours apart. Stingy *******, going to have to try a third time. 0/1 on all other shadows too, because there's no one else in Fei'yin here... ever. I'm not subbing thf, but I will, b/c he's really that easy. Going to grab a lucky egg too so I don't have to do a #4.



Edited, Jan 10th 2007 11:21pm by AKaminari
2/2 on this dark Bozo!
# Oct 27 2006 at 8:28 AM Rating: Decent
Now I know I'll get some flack for this, but I wanted to see if I could even do it.

*Mind you, Provoke has been gimped on claims, and Chi Blast only works every 3 mins.

As 75DRK/NIN going in knowing these are highly resistant to Dark Magic, I decided to camp him. Even though a certain RMT MNK/WAR has owned his him for the past few months on Lakshmi. I already got a pair for a friend of mine(with the help of a couple friends), who's getting closer to lvl50 everyday, so he's pretty durn excited to use them.

I strapped on approx +40 in Evasion gear, and equipped a O. Scythe for the Accuraccy bonuses. I got there and within 15mins was greeted with guess who? The western shadow AND the RMT....

I fired off Stun and it HIT!!! He tried his damndest to lag me out, but it only looked like fireworks to me^^

My strategy went right out the window as I noticed my shadows weren't dropping off! I could literally just swing away and every once and a while recast Utsusemi Ni with zero complications. At worst I'd just cast Stun again and recast Utsusemi. Not a prob. I even managed to Absorb 50+ TP from him twice, very helpful! The only times it'd start to get a little close was when he'd use Dimiensional Death, because it hits so fast, it's not Stun-able, so it'd swipe a shadow off and possibly 2 if he swung directly afterwords. But after a good 10mins of blasting off Guillotines he went down. And....it dropped! This will be the last time I ever camp him though, I'm 2/2 and not gonna risk jacking up that record. This is a pretty easy NM is you have enough evasion, but at the same time you'll want to have plenty of DD too. Happy Huntin'
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# Aug 19 2006 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
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You need to go there and wait or hear through the "grapevine" about TOD. This is something that anyone who truly knows won't give you on almost any NM.


No doubt we are talking about a 5 million dollar drop here. Don't be a lazy *** put some work into it.
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# Jan 31 2006 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
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A friend was camping it and while I was on the way to feiyin, he popped! He claimed and kited it (RNG), while I came down there, and we killed it and got drop (1/1 on CC)
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Time of Death
# Jan 16 2006 at 2:23 AM Rating: Default
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Can someone post a last known Time of Death for this guy please on Sylph. Thank you.
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You need to go there and wait or hear through the "grapevine" about TOD. This is something that anyone who truly knows won't give you on almost any NM.
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# Dec 30 2005 at 4:10 PM Rating: Default
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do u think that a 63 rdm can kik the crap outta this NM?
Cross Counters
# Oct 11 2005 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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As with all Monks, I have been drooling over this weapon since I have started this game. For all of you on other server's (I'm on Quetzalcoatl) consider yourself lucky. They are selling for 13 Mil here. Heading out there tonight to camp this sucker with my LS.
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18 mil on asura :p
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20 mil+ on Kujata, and so not worth it
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It's still more on Asura. You lose. Wait, no, we do. Dammit.
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# Oct 10 2005 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Funny story on this. Today SE had an emergency main. and i was thinking man my 52 mnk could use these. I run to fei'yin and pretty big comp, a ls just killed cassie and wanted more gilz (bastards lol). So then im /thf >.> on my 75 samurai and it pops. The rng of all people gets claim and starts to kite it. Shadow does some brutal hits and the rng starts to run. I follow the rng has 5% hp and i see "blah" starts to cast flash, instead i failed to steal b4 flash lol! I got claim killed it no drop ; ;

Just a funny story. Anyways I will try again after main.later today, **** SE.
um just want to clear things up
# Aug 22 2005 at 3:01 PM Rating: Default
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as far as nightmaric's problem. If u know anything about programing it would be super easy to make a bot that just logs u out after NM is killed so they still could be bots. Or they could just be better then u, but considering thats all they do it seams check and see if they speak english o.o; This guys drop rate really is Random just like all NM's theirs hihly unlikly it will drop.. maybe it will drop. and it probly will drop. i've seen people go 1/20 on emp and i myself have gone 17/19 on Emp. NM's are incredibly random, this guy is at and average of 1/5 drop rate on this guy. and is easily solo'd at 65-66 if u know how to play your job in a solo'ing manner. You could solo it at 63-64 if you had HP potions etc. And why posts OMG I WANT THESE etc.. yea um im sure no 1 would turn em down even if they turnd around and sold them. probly just trying to get posts up but whatever. 5mil meh. its about the going price on alot of servers. and a pt of 60's got ownd? were u guys sleeping or something or highly un organized.. i duo'd this without taking dmg with a 67 mnk and me 63 Thf. and i was tanking. So Goodluck with drop guys..


Edited, Mon Aug 22 16:00:33 2005
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# Aug 07 2005 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Can someone post an approximate drop rate?
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# Jul 14 2005 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
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over 5 mill on asura T.T
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Does this NM have a decent drop rate? I'm just wondering because some of my friendsare going to camp it and I wanna know if they should really do that because they are camping it for my out of the goodness of their hearts..
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How do I get there?
# May 06 2005 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
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How do you get to the spawn area? I tried getting there according to the map but all the paths were blocked. Do I have to go downstairs?
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Yes, you have to go through the basement of Fei'yin to get to that part of the map. On a good note, you'd be running through Capricious Cassie's spawn area....if you're bringing friends you might get to see both if your luck is godly.

Edited, Wed May 18 05:44:17 2005
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# Apr 03 2005 at 10:14 PM Rating: Good
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solo'd it as MNK69/WAR34 in 28 seconds with hundred fists.

It has ~3400 HP.

Edited, Sun Apr 3 23:16:34 2005
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Solo?
# Mar 09 2005 at 7:40 PM Rating: Default
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Can this guy be soloed by a 70+ player?
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# Mar 08 2005 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
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On Fenrir these things seem to be camped by the same people daily. The AH reflects something differently, so I'm not 100% sure.

They are part a HNM LS called quickshot. I won't get silly and claim they are bots cause they do log off. They're just better pullers then I and know what they're doing.

Perhaps one day I'll get lucky and they won't be there.
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New Times and Diffuculty
# Feb 24 2005 at 4:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'd just like to confirm the rumors. The spawn times for all the NM shadows in Fei'Yin have changed significantly.

Eastern Shadow spawned at 5:49 one day. The next day , it spawned at 12:54. Western had the same drastic change.

As for the diffuculty of these shadows ; If you can handle the placeholders without diffuculty , the NM's arent much harder.

Edited, Fri Feb 25 03:28:54 2005
NOT a 21-24 hour spawn!
# Feb 23 2005 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
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I thought this was a 21-24 hour spawn, I killed it yesterday (revival tree root >_<). So I showed up today 10 minutes BEFORE the 21hr mark. For the next 6 hours I witnessed the death of every placeholder to spawn, killing 90% of them myself. So: it is NOT a 21-24 hour spawn. A JP friend told me it's simply 21-whatever spawn, maybe the lottery begins after 21 hours and it can pop any time later.

I think I will just buy something more crap for my monk :(
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Strange...
# Jan 29 2005 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
No picture, no success stories. This is one mysterious NM. Is it really that hard? I would think that this would be one camped NM considering the CC can go for over 3 million on Midgarsomr. Still wondering what job class the NM is, and if a Level 75 thf/nin could solo it.

My monk is begging to have a pair of these without paying 3 million.

Geez I thought after the AH tax update things would have gone down in price not the exact opposite.

Edit: Wow picture.
Do my eyes decieve me or is he actually holding two different types of h2h weapons?

Edited, Wed Feb 9 13:00:25 2005
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RE: Strange...
# Feb 09 2005 at 5:10 PM Rating: Good
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Yes, he holds 2 different ones. The MNKs that actually hold weapons usually hold 2 different ones (the Fomor Monk does as well).
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Damn
# Jan 19 2005 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Stupid nasty NM.
I want this thing so bad. I decided some time ago that I'm actually gonna farm for this thing..lol, yeah I know I'm a freak.
Ah well, I'm a level 56 monk and I decided that if I would save up for the spartan cesti that I might as well properly save up for the cross counters ^^
I'll post sometime again when I have actually managed to pull off this money..I saved 1M so far..whehe.
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lucky
# Jan 18 2005 at 9:41 PM Rating: Default
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u guys r lucky on our server this **** is way over priced

Edited, Tue Jan 18 21:42:51 2005
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# Jan 15 2005 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
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bro...these Cross-Counters kick major ***. Ya, a MNK dont tank and shouldnt really be getting hit if you have a decent tank...but...
what about those parties with a THF, who gets to be the first voker for SATA?...the MNK of course...
who wouldnt wanna counter like a ***** during the few attacks it takes the THF to set up for SATA?
also...the damage on these is GREAT..the most Damage + you can get is +20 from the Spartan Cesti. So the damage on the Cross-Counters is only ONE damage less...but the delay more than compensates.

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# Jan 13 2005 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
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ANyone think a 75NIN + a 65 WHM + a 57 WHM can take it? If so please tell me
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cerberus server
# Jan 02 2005 at 2:33 AM Rating: Default
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3 million on my server (Cerberus) Please send me a tell if you get one!

Hopefully players on our server will go after this nm more so they can make some extra dough and make the price go down.

RE: cerberus server
# Feb 09 2005 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
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The only problem is that, he's a timed NM, I think he spawns in between 24-25 hours give or take 12.

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Needs them!
# Dec 31 2004 at 4:08 AM Rating: Default
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Hey, I'm a 48 mnk on titan server if theres anyone willing to help me get these when i'm 50 plz /tell Turann.
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info
# Oct 21 2004 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
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does this, alog with the other shadows, have a 22-24 hour lottery spawn?
RE: info
# Dec 20 2004 at 3:36 PM Rating: Default
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yes.
but if u r on valefor, stay away from my money!!!
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sleep solo?
# Aug 12 2004 at 7:41 AM Rating: Good
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i always hear my fellow rangers talkin about how they plan to solo the eastern shadow with sleep arrows and utsu:ichi, as well as how they know someone who already has. im not sure i believe its possible, but i intend to try when i hit 55.
if it did work against eastern shadow, could i assume it woould work on the western shadow?
i would love to have these for my monk if i ever bring it out of retirement.
(and if i had these, i think i could convince my monk from her slumber)
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# Feb 27 2007 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
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OMG SEMP! I senn you on Valefor!
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RE: sleep solo?
# Sep 18 2004 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
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on 55? i wouldnt try ;) cuz they dont fall asleep allways u hit em with ure bow i think. and i bet they have some attacks to get ure shadows down to 0 in notime ( with this new thing that added with the update )
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RE: sleep solo?
# Sep 18 2004 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
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on 55? i wouldnt try ;) cuz they dont fall asleep allways u hit em with ure bow i think. and i bet they have some attacks to get ure shadows down to 0 in notime ( with this new thing that added with the update )
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RE: sleep solo?
# Mar 12 2005 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
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i highly doubt a 55 anything could solo this, since its dark affinity, sleep might be a little hard to stick, but anyway i was in fei'yin chest hunting and stumbled upon Western Shadow, so i sent a message to my LS "Western Shadow sighted!!!", so our lvl 75 rdm/nin came to fei'yin and me and him kicked his ***, it did get one hit on me after eating my shadows, as lvl 59 thf/nin it did bout 150 to me, and dimensional death did about 175 to the rdm w/o phalanx. when it finally died all it dropped was revival tree root ;;
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# Aug 04 2004 at 4:31 PM Rating: Default
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Ok there has got to have been at least somebody who has beaten this thing before. If so why are there no posts with suggestions on strategies on how to take this thing down? Inquisitive minds would like to know.
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wanted
# Jul 29 2004 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Must...Make....2million gil! BUY!!!!! or umm wait and kill it.....either way im comeing for u CROSS-COUNTERS
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RE: wanted
# Aug 09 2004 at 3:01 PM Rating: Default
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I thought I'd find you in this thread Rexxar...after all this is the goal weapon of every MNK 50+ (following that would be the Ochuido's Kote, Fuma Kyahan, Jujitsu Gi, Avenger's Earrings...)

We party together on Bahamut, even though I haven't seen him since two days ago.
#Manof, Posted: Jan 12 2005 at 2:54 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Goal weapon? Fraid I don't think so in the slightest. OK, the damage is decent, and counter+ is nice, but unless you're a tanking monk, the counter is a waste. For soloing, ok, but I prefer not to spend 3 million for counter+5. And as for damage, Spartan's still beat it. Now ochuido's kote. Tha ATK +20, nice right? Not really. Let's compare this to the AF gloves, with the boost up effect. I find when I boost with them I can boost 40-50 more ATK. Fuma Kyahan. Not sure of price, but I'll bet it's expensive. Now, I can live with out haste+3%. I find the stats on the Temple Gaiters can muchly out do a measly +3% haste... Jujitsu Gi? Yea right. I'm going to sum this up quickly; +3 accuracy (I think) or +5 accuracy on the AF body piece. DEF is higher, too. Finally, Avengers Earrings. Again, good for soloing or tanking, but guess what? Underneath that 1000+ HP is cloth armor, which rules out tanking. MNK's take the role of DD's, so the ATK+ on the spike earrings better play the rols of DD.
RE: wanted
# Jan 28 2005 at 9:17 AM Rating: Good
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All of the gear you compared has at least a 10 level difference. If someone has the gil for their Gi or their Kote before they can get AF, go for it. If you don't than it dosen't make you a bad player.

As for Cross-Counters and Spartan Cesti, there probably about equal since damage is off by one point and the delay is less on the Counters.


Their isn't a peice of gear in the game that you will be "gimp" for not having. Is that what you meant?
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RE: wanted
# Jan 30 2005 at 4:02 PM Rating: Default
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I realize they have a large lvl difference, but she/he specified 50+ MNK. And the CC/Spartan's... remember that with each hit on spartan's, the TP gain is greater than on CC, so when you factor in the WS damage, I believe the Spartan's are better.
Whose for an nm hunt? ;- )
# Jul 27 2004 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
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may i ask what jobs were in that party?
were there any monks? who was puller? if there was a monk did he use his af gloves and fully charge up before leting out chi blast? who was tank? these are important questions we need answered for proper preparation so we dont repeat such an error. and anyone know how much hp this nm has? a full alliance of monks with af gloves charging chiblast fully ( 430 ish damage thats not resistable) could do around 7000-7700 damage before they even get into melee range. if this is a 24 hour spawn that drops something that every monk drools over for most of their careers, you can bet that the monks would be twohouring too (it would be back before the nm spawned again....)
cause they want those crosscounters.some would sub thief to help drop of course, and if a few subbed something like paladin they could concentrae cures, and the traditional warrior ones could tank. and any monk that level would have chakra to cover what the non healer monks could not heal for them. i mean, even if this turned out to be a bad idea for the specific goal of helping monks get those crosscounters, wouldnt it jsut be cool for a photo shot of 18 chiblasts going off at once on the same target?.......

we monks gotta prove to our servers that it is folly to ignore our firepower that we can offer

any thoughts on this? if you like the idea whos for trying to put together such an alliance on their server? and if you dont please give thoughts?

im surprised that with all the posts on monk discussions there isnt mor ediscussion on how to go about getting this great set of claws that is ranking among the best of the weapons we monks can use.
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i want
# Jun 28 2004 at 4:36 PM Rating: Default
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I WANT THE CROSS-COUNTERS FROM THIS THING BAD!!
anyone in phoenix server want to help me get them? if u do /tell Chaoschimp :)


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pwned
# Feb 25 2004 at 3:54 AM Rating: Default
WOW Pt of lvl 60's ..... we got pwned
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