Vana'diel Bestiary: Morion Worm  

Found in:Korroloka Tunnel
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Linking
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Light
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Earth
Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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Triggered by trading some Iron Ore to the ???.

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# Jun 04 2009 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
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i hunt this quite a bit and get around 8 tathlums for every 17 iron ores as WHM/THF for me yes TH dose help and the whole myth of being above the level of the NM making TH not have an effect is a myth and has been proven so on many accounts.
great drops
# Apr 25 2008 at 5:47 AM Rating: Default
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I was running my GF to get the Altep crystal and on the way I saw the ??? so i traded the ore killed it and got the drop. we came back the next day and killed it 6 more times w00t 6 more drops. So we started camping him to make gil and have killed him 10 times no drop just darkore. I let 1 of the tathlum drop because I didn't have enough space, it sucked.
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Strategy to solo at 30
# Dec 26 2007 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
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(Edit) - Adjusted grammer so it's easier to read.

I Just killed this thing while leveling in korroloka tunnel. I did it solo as a 31/15 Bst/Whm. I didn't think to record moon phase or day or anything, i was too excited that i was 1/1 on it. Not to mention hitting 31 was my only goal that night.

I figured i should post my strategy just in case anyone else might want to try it. It is definetely possible to solo at 30, provided you are a Bst or /Bst.

First i must say i was located at the first ramp down to the lower central pathway closest to the zeruhn mines zone. This stroke of luck was probably what alowed me to win considering i had plenty of spiders and leeches to throw at it. (I also could've taken the jelly but knowing how horrid the charm rate is i didn't want to ensure my death)

The most danger/dmg i took was spawning the NM itself. I cast barstone before i traded the iron ore just in case. As soon as he poped out of the ground he started casting Stone II, and hit me for 160dmg (with barstone up). I sicked my half dead (EM) pet spider on him and i started spamming silence. 4 silences were resisted before i gave up and had to scope out a new pet. He killed the spider after losing about 1/8th his HP and i sent another (DC) spider in.

While my seconed pet fought i rested, and recovered enough mp to heal to full hp before spider died. I grabbed an (EM) leech and once again ordered the assault, retreated to safety and rested. The leech did AMAZINGLY well, it knocked out the equivelent of 50% of its HP bar and i didn't even Dia the worm. When the leech was dead the worm was down to a tiny sliver of hp, less than 15%. I grabbed another (EM) leech and invited a Thf LS friend who was farming nearby for TH2. Sent the leech in and joined in the melee. Morion Worm died and i got 2 zinc ore and a morion tathlum. I lotted and my friend past it. ^.^

-I should also say the only action the worm took during pet swaps was casting stoneskin. So beyond the initial Stone II i didnt take any dmg.

-I will also say i didn't take any dmg because i stayed well away from the worm during fights. He SPAMS Stonega and tremors like crazy but they were very ineffective against pets and since i was out of range i could heal safely.

If i had to give some suggestions it would be to stay away from the fight and use leeches with spiders as a back-up. Don't bother trying to silence/paralyze him because you will just waste valuable mp. But please don't forget dia it will land and will help your pets immensly.

-Final note when you spawn him with the ore he comes out of the ground claimed(his name is red) so you don't have to worry about someone stealing him like that. But beware swapping pets because he will turn unclaimed if you take too long getting a new pet.

-Happy Hunting

# Jul 21 2007 at 5:10 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm posting this to all the ppl who try TH and find it doesn't help.

Cuz it doesn't help, when you are about 20 levels above the NM.

I am 2/13 on the Morion Tathlum, with 3 Darksteel ores, about 30 Copper ores, 5 Iron Ores and about 4-5 Tin Ores.

Both of my Morion Tathlum's have come as 65 Drg/Whm, and the only thing TH has ever got me on this NM are Tin Ores, lol. I've got a Darksteel Ore using a gimped 11 Rng on my Drg.

TH is worthless when you are above the level of the NM, no matter what anyone tries to tell you. And I have tested this so many times it's ridiculious, so I have a pretty good idea what I'm saying.

If anyone thinks TH helps and won't listen to what I'm saying, then go right ahead especially if you're on the Bismarck server, it just means more drops for me, cuz you won't pay attention. >.>
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# Jul 15 2007 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
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been finding this NM lately. so far im 0/4 on the tathlum drop, no darksteel either.

ive soloed it as a 41drg/18thf fairly easily along with up to 4 land worm links.
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I hate this NM...
# Jul 08 2007 at 6:05 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been camping this thing every time I get an Iron Ore as a drop from any worms I kill lately.

I'm 0/8 on the Tanthum. And have only got a Darksteel Ore once, other than that I've got around 20 Copper Ores, with a few Tin Ores and Zinc Ores mixed in. >.>

@ 65 (Drg) this thing will only take 1 WS from me before he's toast(he has around 1500-1800 HP). So it's a extremely easy NM to kill, but the 3 Copper Ore drops isn't worth the Iron Ore I get 1/2 the time from it. I have tried Thf for TH, but like I have posted in other threads, TH is worthless when you are way to high for the mob or NM. The only thing I enjoyed from subbing THF while trying it was the increased amount of gil I got from popping the Gigas' while going from spawn point to spawn point. I got better drops when subbing Sam, honestly(not kidding either).

But for anyone who says the 15 minute respawn of the ??? is "bullsh*t"?, is an idiot. That is the respawn time for the ???. If you don't see the ??? at the 3 spots it spawns at, then either someone else got the claim or you are looking in the wrong places.

The ??? spawns wherever there is a group of worms around in Korroloka Tunnel, I have never seen it spawn anywhere else than the 3 spawn points, where you while find alot of JP players pt'n at low-levels. And if you don't see it right off the bat you need to look closer, because there has been several times when I'm soloing that I'm checking out these worms, and 1 sec it isn't there and the next it is. And it takes a few more secs to get the ??? highlighted again, as it is fairly difficult to highlight the ??? in a crowd of worms.

Just don't call "bullsh*t" when you haven't spent alot of time in Korroloka, I have spent alot of time there both soloing low-levels, and hunting NM's/quests. So I can say that what I say is correct, period.
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# May 24 2007 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
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These are 15-20k on Alexander
Character Name: Corfits
Server: Alexander
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Sub Job: Thief 35

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Sub Job: Black Mage 37
is that a dead worm....?
# Jan 18 2007 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
ok. i can validate that the 10-15 minute respawn time is absolutely valid. my bf and i [35blm/17rdm & 35whm/17blm] killed this thing THREE times in about an hour last night. the ??? appears within the same area every time. i just traded it an iron ore, and there it was.

for the two of us, we had to create a strategy for this *****. first off, please be warned that this guy will cast Rasp, Stonaga, & Stone II like they are goin out of style. additionally, he has some sort of auto-regen effect. he constantly is regening his hp, and seems to have bottomless mp. we had to take shifts nukeing him...one nuked while the other rested to recover mp. however, since he will cast rasp religiously & you can't rest while its effecting you, resting is difficult. also [and this is important], all worms in the area will link with him when you aggro him...and it seems like several spawn when his ??? spawns. this ho DOES hit hard, so stand back and simply nuke it if you are around our level. we were killt on the first try because we walked right on up to it and starting beating on it between casts. the next 3 times we spawned it tho...we PWNED it.

what did it drop, you ask? NO TATHLUM...which was our whole reason to waste the **** worm. nonetheless, we did get a couple darksteel ores [15k, basty AH, ramuh server] and several iron ores with which we will spawn him more tonight!! i'll update this post to list drops and any more info. good luck!
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Spawn point
# Jan 11 2007 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Was exping off of worms at (I-8) instead of Valkrum Dunes, and I saw this guy spawn in a corner. Some high lvl rng took it, but I saw it nonetheless.
World: Remora
Spawn points not being found!!!
# Dec 05 2006 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm hunting this thing for the Darksteel ore....but I can't find ANY spawn points!!!

I found the one right near the Zehrn mines entrance and figured I'd wait the 15 minutes, but nothing!!

Walked all over Korrolka and can't find any more. No RMTs there at the time, but this alleged 15 minute pop time is crap!

1/1 on Darksteel ore in over 2 hours running around here...this is bullocks
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# Sep 29 2006 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
ok i understand those who wanna make earings out of it, and those that intend to use it, but **** i wish people would stop camping it for selling, i like many others need this for use, not gill, and once i get mine ill be omw never to return, but having to compete w/greedy bastards is driving me nutz, any way spent 2hrs got 1 shot and am 0/1 guess ill try again later

PS: those who are selling em should lower the price, sure its cool and all but i for one dont have the gil nore do i ever intend on buying things i can get off drops/quests
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# Jan 08 2007 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
First of all, quit whining because you cant get the claim fast enough. Almost everyone who has camped has dealt with competition. Second, They all pay for the subscription to play JUST LIKE YOU. They have the right to do whatever they want with the items that drop (like selling them for money).
# Sep 12 2006 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Silly me put it as a reply instead of a post.

Me and a friend decided to try and hint this worm after reading up on it some and we're 1/1 on a Tathlum so far. Funny part is we were trying for Darksteel.

I'll report back later, hopefully with more luck. A stack sells for 1.3mil in Quetzal's Jeuno AH.
Drop Rate?
# Sep 01 2006 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
The other day I killed this thing 3 times. I even posted it earlier. How come now I only get ores? I'm not complaining about the ores, they sell ok too but can't craft if you cant get the tathlum...
Drop Rate?
# Sep 12 2006 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Its funny, after reading all of this today I decided to set out with a friend to kill the worm. So far we're 1/1 on a Tathlum. Funny thing is I was looking for Darksteel. I'm on the Quetzal server, so...I'm gonna keep trying. I'll report back with more success later.
# Aug 28 2006 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
15+ kills, and only 2 Darksteel ore to show for it. No tathlum at all.
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Drop Rate
# Aug 26 2006 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
250 posts
Ok this is flat out HORRIBLE. I dunno what SE did, but Morion doesn't drop Tathlums anymore.. I'm sure he does, but they tweaked the drop rate somehow.

I am currently 0/25+. I hunt morion often and at times and have gotten a good amount of tathlums so far, enough for 2 stacks, but I've sold em as singles cause of my bad drop rate with TH1. Anywayz, I dunno what happened but Morion refuses to drop tathlums for me.. 25 kills.. in a row.. without a single drop. I've tried everything, melee, melee with WS, magic, magic with WS, I'm running outta combo's. Maybe it's time to pull out the 4 leaf mandragora bud..

Something odd about it.. he's dropping dark steels a lot better now. I used to get maybe 6 morion for every 1 dark... now I've gotten 7 out of the 25 or so. I even got 2 darksteels in a single drop! I found it very puzzling. Anywayz, I think SE did something to Morion in Chocobo Update.. but it's merely speculation. Drop rate for this has gone downhill...
Bad drop rate?
# Aug 26 2006 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
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-double post-

Edited, Aug 26th 2006 at 4:43am EDT by Dragoonmage
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Bad drop rate?
# Aug 26 2006 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
59 posts
57 Thief here, 5 kills in the last hour and fifteen minutes, no drop. No skills/magic/ws used period, i just melee it to death, wait 15 minutes, and make my way around the zone again. Bad drop rate on Tathlum, need one for my rdm... did get 1 darksteel ore thusfar though.
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32 Bst
# Aug 23 2006 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Beat this guy as a 32Bst/Nin, the only hard part was I hoped no one came by as I was grabbing abother pet and stole claim. Other then that it was a pretty easy fight, just threw spiders and leeches at him, and once in awhile a bat, maybe 15 pets in all, it was a long fight which makes it worse cause I didn't get the drop either:/
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# Aug 18 2006 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Nevermind...this guy was easy solo after I got refresh. I solo'd him as RDM/WHM, later as RDM/BLM and then finally RDM/NIN and I was successful all 3 times. I only got the drop once but who cares? That's an extra 100k on Garuda.

Edited, Aug 23rd 2006 at 3:55am EDT by Kristaan
# Aug 16 2006 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
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the ??? hasn't popped for a half hour. what happened?
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# Jul 26 2006 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Gilsellers are camping this every second that they're -not- in jeuno putting it on AH, and it's getting rediculous. Any time I see gilsellers now I just mpk em with jammer leeches, but there's always at least 4-5 on him at a time. =/
RMT -.-;;
# Jul 30 2006 at 1:41 PM Rating: Default
374 posts
Yeah I mean...SE made it impossible to MPK people a long time ago

But whatever

RMT -.-;;
# Aug 17 2007 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
you can too mpk... its easy, i get rmt alot haha, just find an afk rmt use a pebble on a decently tough mob and trick attack the rmt. so far my rmt drops are 16/16 ;p
RMT -.-;;
# Jul 31 2006 at 4:13 AM Rating: Decent
314 posts
NMs dont despawn after you die .-., its the "old school" way to MPK someone now :P
# Jul 09 2006 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
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just beat him three times with blm51/whm25 solo..... stay far enough to avoid physical damage and ur HP will stay at top with whm auto-regen.... only problem here is ur mp... i had mp pool around 660 and it s pretty short if u can t aspir him from time to time
blizzard II works really good on him.
2/3 drops

have fun!
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# Jun 28 2006 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Hey everyone, just vanquished this guy today as a 45RDM/19THF and I had a wild rabbits tail on me. Drops included:
Morion Tathlum
Darkseel ore
Copper ore x2
Tin ore

Im 1/1 on this little ****** so far. I have to agree with Yenrab, gilsellars are notorious on Leviathan. They stalk this thing constantly so competition is fierce. At lvl 45 Morion was a bit tough since I wasn't realy able to fully buff up due to the need to get the jump on the competion, but I wouldnt try this guy below lvl 40. Well, good luck everyone and happy hunting.
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# Jun 27 2006 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Competing with the RMT **** heads is hard enough on this mob. Last time i was camping it there was 8 people camping it 6 were in 2 pts. As it is i barley got the claim but every once in awhile i got him.
Both times no problem hes easy as ****.
1st drop 3 copper ores
2nd drop 2 iron ores and a copper ore

so far im 0/2 on this SOB.
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# Apr 15 2006 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
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3/15 on the tathlum.

meh 1st killed it as 42MNK/war took me down to about 689/902 HP (GALKA HP). i've seen a RDM39 kill it o.O dont know if he used 2H or not

pops every 15 minutes (earth time) from the last time it has been killed

bit of addvice. kill it fast so that the other campers dont get the TOD aswell. so kill worms in the area to build up tp.

also: have a THF 50+ for TH2, it helps still DS ores drop like every other pop lol.

happy camping
do u have "Garuda Fever"?
# Apr 06 2006 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
HAHAHAHA, im 2/2 on this guy, no problems here, sold one for 200k on Garuda server.
Server: Garuda
# Mar 24 2006 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
lol decided to give him a shot 1/3 on him
spam spam spammity spam spam >O
Camped 24/7 on Leviation
# Mar 22 2006 at 7:54 AM Rating: Default
The gilsellers on Leviation camp this thing 24/7, I'm usually in there farming slime oils and once in a while happen to catch them sleeping and get the worm. I have a macro set up /item "Iron Ore" <t> set up which I spam whenever I see the ??? because I know the gilsellers are like 1 step behind me. Despite subbing Thf in 6 kills I've never gotten anything except Tin and Copper Ore. I just get the satisfaction of taking it from the gilsellers once in awhile.
# Mar 04 2006 at 1:01 PM Rating: Default
226 posts
got it on 12th kill as 47RDM/23BLM. currently 1/14 now, need to farm 2 more for making myself some earrings. very bad drop rate

Name: Jubes (RETIRED)
Server: Remora
Main Jobs: 75RDM, 58BST, 44BLM, 33BRD

Name: Lexn (RETIRED)
Server: Quetzalcoatl
Main Jobs: 19THF, 24WAR


Name: Jayp Lv22 Orc Hunter
Server: Eldre' Thalas

Flame me all ya want, i dont give a sh*t. if your stupid enough to argue with me about some internet video game, then to **** with you.
# Feb 26 2006 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
I'm not sure when it happened but I believe SE changed drop rates on several NMs (a friend camps the torrent frequently and reported it dropped from 1/5 to 1/9 or something like that) and I have reason to suspect they changed the drop rate on this guy also. I'm currently 1/12 as a 46thf/nin... and the only 1 we got I lost the lot on >.< I want it for my adolecent rdm... the price has dropped on Fairy from 400k to 200k but I'd really prefer to get it myself.
EDIT: Also thought I'd point out that I've only ever gotten copper, tin, zinc, and iron from it... maybe since it seems to ALWAYS drop SOMETHING TH2 doesnt help.. ppl say this about other NMs... I never believed it really but maybe I should >.>

Edited, Sun Feb 26 17:52:38 2006
Aeolus [Fairy]
no fair..
# Oct 04 2006 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
jesus i guess the price is ????ed up on cerberus i can get this for 20-50k tops
Stand and die.
# Feb 24 2006 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
54 posts
I normally farm in Pashhow but decided to camp Morion last night. There wasn't too much competition so I was able to pop it 9 times and got Tathlum twice. It really is much easier to camp after you make one claim since you have time to run around killing other things for 13 or so minutes without worrying about it popping (2 minutes to get back into position). 100k-150k each on Sylph.. not too bad for a few hours of work.
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# Feb 19 2006 at 6:41 PM Rating: Default
226 posts
just hit 0/9 on this bad boy. 6 of those solo by 42RDM/21BLM, the last 3 duo by RDM and 48THF. have not seen the drop fall yet, no ores oter then tin + copper either.

Name: Jubes (RETIRED)
Server: Remora
Main Jobs: 75RDM, 58BST, 44BLM, 33BRD

Name: Lexn (RETIRED)
Server: Quetzalcoatl
Main Jobs: 19THF, 24WAR


Name: Jayp Lv22 Orc Hunter
Server: Eldre' Thalas

Flame me all ya want, i dont give a sh*t. if your stupid enough to argue with me about some internet video game, then to **** with you.
This drop rate sux
# Feb 17 2006 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
Wow this drop rate sux i am now so far 0/6 wit dis >.>
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Morion Worm
# Feb 15 2006 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
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This is a nice NM to pop if you need cash or are a BLM and need some INT + gear. ME (34blm/17whm) and a friend (45theif/ranger) camped this one for about an hour on Fenrir Server. we got the pop twice.First time was 5 copper ore, kill was easy.Second time, i had to pop it and tank it. After casting silence, alot, We finally killed it. Got Morion Thatylum (250k) and some darksteel ore.Im happy , its a nice starter NM.
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# Jan 14 2006 at 3:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Camped that one a few days ago as PLD41/WAR20, an LS mate told me to be carefull since i was to solo it.

Actualy i dont know whi he told me to be carefull. Killed it fairly easy and got the drop ^^

So 1/1 on that worm for me with this taru. Ah and my g/f was happy when she found the Morion Tathlum in her delivery box. I guess i'll be camping it once a while when i'l be done lvling THF enougth.
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Morion worm
# Jan 13 2006 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
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This worm is a great way to make a little cash, me and my buddy Blackfire (48drk/war) own this thing on Siren server, 8/39, the drop is better then most NMs and if ya think about it, getting it 4 times an hour = better then other Nms. i recomend you camp with a few friends... 2 is good. 3 is uber! happy hunting
Few hints on camping this NM
# Dec 31 2005 at 2:51 AM Rating: Decent
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First of all, this NM does take 15min to respawn once its been killed (ToD) > Time of death. I have a Mithra 47THF/NIN and i've killed him about 12 times so far, with over 8drops... and i was in a group of 3. The amount of people doesn't affect drop rate at all, of course i would recommend a THF with Treasure hunter II, really helps^^ On fenrir It goes for 250k, was at 300k, but went down again >< anyhow hope this helps. Happy Hunting ^^
Hello there!
# Dec 24 2005 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
99 posts
Hi everyone!I hope this info helps a bit on finding the ever Elusive Morion Worms!
Note#1-If you plan on camping them;bring lots of
"Iron Ores" to force spawn them;once that happens they're rightfully claimed by you unless
you either die,or engage another mob and someone nearby claims them.
Note#2-Be ready to make some serious money off all the Ores the worms drop,along with the sought after "Morion Tathlum"[200k in Hades]^^;
so make your inventory a very attractive Holding Bag for all your goodies!
Note#3-Spawn times are EVERY 15 minutes not any other time.They do However spawn in different locations...so if you can be in 4/5 spots at once
good for you but reality is you can't!So bring Friends along!Make it a Fun group Experience!Some reports say that the more ppl u have in your party at Morion Worm's ToD the better the
Random Item Generator will be[wonder if that works with ALL the NMs].It doesnt hurt if u have 2 ppl per spawn point;some THFs also help in the TH ability to acquire the Tathlums[remember that they are not rare so the drop rates are good anyways[personal confirm on that]
Note#4-If there's Land Worms there will be a ???Spawn Point for the Morion Worm[another confirm on that too]But i do recommend to kill the worms while you camping so Linking is prevented(major concern from other ppl are:if they're partying there don't act like a Gilseller;clear the room of worms if theres no one,if there is Assist them so they have no links while XPing[some worms do spawn near each other and makes it hard for a pt trying to kill one w/o others linking]
They will thank you for it and may even tell you
if they see a ??? spawn point=remember that they're not after the MWs=just EXP!^^
Note#5-Spawn Point Locations[reference to map provided by Allakhazam]may differ from actual Gameplay Maps as Positions from the map and gamemap are different so remember the actual spots themselves[reminder:Land Worms=Morion Worm pop]
#1-L-7:At entrance of Korraloka Tunnel from Zeruhn Mines at bigger Hall Tunnel;you may also see a spawn point at 1st left in the little tunnel which may go as far in as the other turnoff in that same little tunnel.
#2-H-7:for this one you have to go thorugh a series of tunnel connections,past CCC spawn Area
past the Sea Monk,the Eles and up across the natural bridge and you end up in a large room full of Land Worms[area has to ponds in it too]
#3-C-9:Towards Altepa Desert as you coming up the end of the tunnel theres quite a few Land Worms there...clear them out and you may see a ??? Spawn Point.
These are 3/4 spawn areas that i personnaly have been at and encountered the ??? points to force pop the Morion Worm.there maybe more Spawn areas but these 3 areas have kept me busy enough that i didnt have time to look for other spots.
Additional Notes:You can solo them at lvl 40 np
[As a RDM lvl 41 i walked all over them,barely losing any HP or MP]just keep in mind they do spam FullForceBlow and Stone related spells alot
so having a Mage in your pt helps quite a bit!
Plus be courteous to others;dont take over another persons territory;the place can be overcamped at times;sometimes by regular ppl trying to make a gil or by the infamous Gilsellers!Whatever the case is,use your own discretion!It's always better to do a /search of the area prior to going in to avoid unnecessary problems.Happy Hunting,Good luck to all that venture in to hunt the Worms{hope your fortune rises}and hopefully this info is useful for those who have questions about our beloved Morion Worms! w(^^)w
I let my blade do all the talking!

# Dec 17 2005 at 8:06 AM Rating: Default
Here's the story...
It all started about one year and 4 months ago.
I was asking around in tunnel for a pt to lvl my war, which at the time was around 16 if i remember correctly.
I saw a ??? and im like "hmmm... interesting." I examined it and it said "blah blah bits of iron around it" so i figured that if its something that i cant do anything with and it has iron near it... why not trade it an iron ore? I mean, i got an ore from a worm. I traded it and got OWNED in 1 hit. I was so angry because i was so stupid to do something like that.
Let us fast forward to present day. I was killing worms to farm ores for crafting, and HOLY CRAP!! IT'S THE ???... this ought to be lots O'fun... im 53war now lol
I traded it the ore and POOF... MORRION WORM!
I kicked its *** so bad i think the next 30 pops felt it. I am currently 25/30 on this ******
and its **** GOOD that MOODCN and RESEGIRL (gil sellers on unicorn) aren't there any more. I hate those selfing bastards... I hope those **** gil sellers get leprosy and their fingers fall off. Anyway... heres the deal... MW is lvl 40ish, 45war/thf can take him, but you gotta be careful. if you're 50+ good for you and good luck competing with me... my friend and i own the camp site when we're on. but if you do get him, Congratulation, and good luck with geting the drop.
I have no idea why, but i havent sold any of the tathlums yet... im just saving up... i fear the prices for gear after 55 will be outrageously high.
Anyone on unicorn wanna camp Serket sometime?
look me up!
thanks, and good journey to all!

Edited, Sat Dec 17 08:08:40 2005
# Oct 31 2005 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
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about all this ... ic the pop points and pop time but i dont understand the process by which it pops ..... Does the ??? pop at random points and u trade there or does the ??? sit in 1 place and the worm pop randomly after u trade 2 the ??? ?
Apreciate any help ^^

110k on Sylph
Don't hate me cuz u ain't me bro.
RE: Hmmm...
# Nov 03 2005 at 12:07 PM Rating: Good
755 posts
when you find the ??? (randon spawn point), trade the iron ore and it will pop right there, and it will start attacking you. I don't think there's much of a chance of claim being stolen from you, but start attacking right away.
I think you've been smoking the Moko...
Angus of Cerberus (retired)
# Oct 31 2005 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Don't hate me cuz u ain't me bro.
<3 Morion
# Oct 20 2005 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
124 posts
i camp the worm A LOT (as you may see from my sig) and it has quite a good drop rate, plus you can farm for slime oil in between spawns, its quite a good way to make money, i usually average 1 tathlum every 4 or 5 kills and 1 darksteel ore every 10 kills, plus it is very fun to camp because of its 15 minute spawn timer you are kept pretty busy at all times ^^
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RE: <3 Morion
# Nov 15 2005 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
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How do you go about finding the ??? spawn point on a regular basis? I'm on Caitsith so we won't be competing.

IBHalliwell - Sounds good if there some method to the madness than to click every square inch of the tunnel. :)
# Oct 17 2005 at 9:50 PM Rating: Good
Ok so. I notice this one person (confirmed gil seller. she even had a serial number in her info).
Would always get the worm point. (I followed her for around 6 hours) After Finally getting to a point where I was positive she was cheating.
I call a GM. But I dont just stop there.
I start /tell ing random people to call a GM also.
(A few people in a party were helping me out with hunting the worm. So they most likely called a GM also).

As far as I know the gil seller hasent been in the tunnel since. Although I have seen her Log on. shes not on much anymore either.

I'm around 7/53 on the worm btw.

Horrid drop rate.

The Bestfly~

RE: eh
# Oct 19 2005 at 5:44 PM Rating: Default
123 posts
what kind of post subject name is eh?...


# Oct 07 2005 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
lmao i love the bots on my servor. They always go directly to the spawn, and i just follow them around, and they cant claim worth a crap either, its so great XD ! 200k on Asura 0/9 ; ;
RE: bots
# Oct 07 2005 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
885 posts
Ya, one guy is doing the whole bot thing too on my server. Me and my friend called the GM on him...waiting for them to do something. Come on...7 times+ in a row he standing the point where it spawns? Please...thats stupid. There goes my whole tactic below, at least until they get kicked out, lol
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Morion Worm, Unlocked
# Oct 04 2005 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
885 posts
Alright, after 2 days of camping Morion Worm i have more or less unlocked the secrets of this worm. He's a good tactic to camp the worm:

First off, the worm pops in 3 different map location, with various points all over that map location.

1st Area: J-8(Beginning of the tunnel)
I-10(To the left of this area)

2nd Area: Go across the bridge to->
(K-8) & (J-8)

3rd Area: F-9(End of tunnel near Altepa zone)
F-10/G-10(Left of this area)

Rememeber, it pops anywhere in these grids. I camped F-9 area for a while, and ive seen literally 8 different points.

Now, the best way to camp is to bring a friend.

2 people = Ok, flee would be useful so that you can cover all 3 areas in a good amount of time

3 people = Good, with this you can cover all 3 areas

6 people = Ideal, you can cover basically all the areas that can pop ???

You can do this solo, but i find it really hard to keep track of pops w/o any gilsellers around (gilsellers almost always flee around the time of popping), so if your main goal is to farm Slime Oil, this is a good extra as opposed to a priority

Next, mob spawn time.

From what i can see, the ??? pops every 6:20 Vanadiel Hours at the Time Of Death (TOD). When you see the morion worm die, count 6:20 hours (EX: if the current time is 6:00, you next pop time is 12:20) I havent fine tuned the time yet, but 6:20 seems to be very accurate...ive only had it pop before that once, and the time was around 6:17. If anyone fine tunes the time, give a word ^^.

Finally set your macro "/item "Iron Ore" <t>", which i have to thank BubachiBachi for thinking of. Really helps.

With this you can at least keep up with those silly gilsellers, not to mention probably make urself look like a gilseller urself ^^. Plus, the bonus of knowing this spawn time you can farm Slime Oil in between spawns w/o the worry of missing a pop.

Happy camping to the "real" players ^^

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# Oct 03 2005 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
so what part of the tunnel does this worms ??? pop
Tip for Morion Hunters on Siren
# Sep 30 2005 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
277 posts
Do regular searches of the Korroloka Tunnel area and keep a look out for people who seem to be there 24/7. Chances are they're using third party software to tell where the next Morion Worm will spawn. They'll then run to that location and stand there waiting for it to pop.

After following them about and watching them get 5 in a row in this manner, use your judgement as to whether they are:

a) Highly skilled Morion Hunters
b) Lucky
c) Using third party software to recreate the approximate 1 in 250,000 odds you have of having a ??? spawn right at your feet 5 times in a row. (Morion spawns in 3 map locations, and at a minimum of 4 points within each of those 3 map locations, 5^12 is about a quarter of a million).

please type /helpdesk and put in a GM call. The software they use CAN be detected by GMs, and the GMs DO ban people using this software.
RE: Tip for Morion Hunters on Siren
# Jan 10 2006 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
226 posts
i must be lucky ive had it spawn next to me 3 times in a row at different places >.>
You shall be consumed by the cowardice that binds you...
# Sep 07 2005 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
84 posts
would a level 32whm, 31 rdm/nin, and 32 mnk/war be able to take this down without any food or drinks?
# Sep 03 2005 at 2:21 AM Rating: Decent
377 posts
has Auto REgen like it helps
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# Aug 30 2005 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
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This thing is camped by 3 Gil Sellers on Diabolos server, Xablesnow, Xablemonk and Xablefly, 24/7 on that spot, they only when they run out of Iron Ores.
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