Vana'diel Bestiary: Doppelganger Gog  

Found in:Outer Horutoto Ruins
Level:23 - 25
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Detects by Low HP
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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Damaged by Cure
# Feb 15 2010 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Just fought Doppelganger Dio and was able to damage him with cure spells like undead. Banish was more effective against him too. Soloed him as 30 whm/15 blm. 0/1 on Bomb King and 0/1 on Doppelganger Dio so far :/
# Sep 29 2008 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Camped this nm for four hours as 55pld/27thf. Fought 1 bomb king 2 gogs and 2 dios (and like 25 balloons). All I got was stupid revival root from each shadow. The bomb kind just gave me bomb ash and arm. Gonna try again, hopefully I have better luck.
# Feb 07 2008 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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omg I just happened to be in the area - came down from sandy to do some quests. And since I was on foot I decided to go into the runes in this area to investigate as a level 25blm, OK... I was thinking... what is the point of this place... I checked behind every single door and found nothing but pure weaklings. So I decide to check this last door, and BOOM! There he is in front of me when I open the door - a devil elf. I was shocked, and thought it was another person, but then I checked him and found out too late that it was "impossible to gauge". So w/e right this is supposed to be level 25 tops (so EM for me)? IT KILLED ME IN LIKE 5 HITS!!!!!! Whats up with that? And then I had to go all the way back to sandy, where I just came from!!!!!
horizon breaker?
# Jan 24 2008 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
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no, you do not get the title "horizon breaker" from this mob. That title is from the quest "in defiant challenge" (genkai 1)
# Jun 16 2007 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
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i think you get a title for killing this guy but im not for sure tho
its called "Horizon Breaker". if anyone can comfirm this it will help :P
Not easy, but soloable.
# Oct 28 2006 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
I just got through soloing Gog as a lvl 25 RDM/WHM. It was a tough fight, but if you play it right you can win. Be sure and keep blink up until he does dimensional death, or you just might die as I did my first time against him. Dimensional death followed by a critical for about 250 damage the first fight, and I never recovered.

Killed him on Earthsday and so far the drop rate is 1/3.
Hailing from Ifrit
Dont worry mages...
# Sep 08 2006 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I dunno what you guys are talking about GOG is a CINCH as a lvl 27 BLM/whm Taru .. yeah maybe if you just try to take him on, or simply bind him he might pwn you hard.. but if you just plan things out you can rediculously overkill him, im telling you it wasnt even a close fight... basically use Elemental seal, then sleep.. so gauranteed sleep then cast about 4 enfeebs, Slow/paralyze/blind/then bind and then start nuking, probably get off 3 100dmg+ nukes before bind wears, then hes a slower more parlyzed gog that misses more often, you can choose to heal yourself and do a few more nukes while hes slicing at you, or do what I did, and get your tp to 300 percent before hand off the cardians, and then 160 DMG SERAPH STRIKE FOR THE WIN!!... holy elemental, so sweet. still had half my mana and most of my health. could have done the same stuff a few lvls lower...

EDIT: Didnt notice hes also weak against fire.. maybe next time ill use that spell >_<

Edited, Sep 8th 2006 at 9:05am EDT by Avanost
# Mar 01 2006 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
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First time I camped the NMs here, I ran into all but Gog... Tonight, I fought him twice.
I have to say, the level on Gog is a little higher than Dio [Who I also fought, and gave no EXP]. This fella gave me EXP both times I fought them.

Not too tough, although he did manage to hit Dimensional Death on me the second time [For 109]. The second time was, as one can assume, when he gave me the spear.
Key ▪ Leviathan
MNK 75 ▪ RNG 72 ▪ DRG 57 ▪ THF 44 ▪ PLD 43 ▪ NIN 40
DRK 38 ▪ DNC 37 ▪ WHM 37 ▪ WAR 37 ▪ SAM 37 ▪ BLU 37
Rough idea of what you're in for...
# Aug 29 2005 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
20:00 Lightningsday Balloon J-7
00:00 Lightsday Balloon G-7
04:00 Lightsday Balloon J-7
08:00 Lightsday Balloon J-7
12:00 Lightsday Balloon J-6
16:00 Lightsday Balloon I-7
20:00 Lightsday Balloon I-7
00:00 Lightsday Balloon I-7
04:00 Darksday Dio I-7 Scythe
09:00 Darksday Balloon J-6
13:00 Darksday Balloon G-7
17:00 Darksday Balloon G-7
23:00 Darksday Balloon I-7
02:00 Firesday Gog J-6 No Drop
07:30 Firesday Balloon G-7
11:00 Firesday Balloon I-7
16:00 Firesday Dio G-7 No Drop
21:00 Firesday Balloon J-6
01:00 Earthsday Gog I-7 Spear

This was basically 150 minutes of camping for spear and scythe using a 50Pld/25War.

Useless stats, discoveries and trivia:

(i) Holy Circle very effective.
(ii) Dio and Gog both intimidated by Paladins.
(iii) Protect produces a Hexagon, Protect II produces an Octagon, Protect III produces a Decagon (I was bored and skilling up Enhancing inbetween pops).
(iv) Total damage taken during 150 minutes: 1 Hp.
(v) Typing /angry motion when standing next to Gog or Dio looks quite funny when you're a Galka.
(vi) If you position yourself under the spotlights in one of the rooms and face the door, then target one of the nearby cardians, you can hit attack just as somebody opens the stone door, draw your weapon, and scare the **** out of them.


Edited, Mon Aug 29 04:41:07 2005
RE: Rough idea of what you're in for...
# Dec 04 2005 at 1:57 PM Rating: Good
211 posts
heh, thats how my trips have mostly been turning out. . . Billions of Uberly Stupid baloons & every few random times an actual NM pops. . . I'm still waiting for Gog to give me his spear after the 5~ times I've killed him ~_~
Midgardsormr; Silentsteel, 57whm/32blm/27smn/6Pup
Wrm 38\Rbt 73\Cwl 75
If 2+2=5 and the answer is 7 than do i go right or left to get to the final boss?
Trick question. If the answer really is 7 then to get to the final boss you have to back track to the last block puzzle room and take the secret exit.
# Aug 17 2005 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
After i killed gog i came right in here to tell every1, i come back, and doppleganger dio is attacking me!!!! (p.s. i have really good eva cause i came in and he missed like 7 times in a row) anyway, i came in and my health was down to 200 out of 575, and each of its hits do 30dmg o.o; no 2hr, no weapnskills, nothing, i start attacking it and hope my mad evading skills hold out :P im winning, i couldnt beleive it! then it used dimensional death o.o; hit and did 102dmg, (32war/11nin) i had 24 health so 1 more hit and im dead, it was sooooooo close, right b4 it attacked i did and killed it!!! :P the moral of this story, NEVER stay in the same room after a life threatening battle lol P.S. NO DROP! ;_;
K so this is how it alllll happened
# Aug 17 2005 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I was Trying to get that bomb ring cause, well, its kinda good ^^; for my lv atleast, so anyway, i continue to kill balloons and the three of whatevers in the rooms on the first map, bomb king appeared very frequently like 3 times (no drop though ><) but after that he just stopped appearing O.o still hasnt popped yet, and i never seen 1 of the doppelgangers, opened the door and saw it O.O *froze* then noticed.....im gonna die if i dont 2hr it o.o; so i run in swinging like mad, use 2hr then 300% gale axe (32war/11nin) and im owning it, it keeps missing, after about 30 seconds its almost dead and the whole time im thnking (please dont use dimesnion death) and (why did i use my 2hr?) it continued to miss and only hit me 2 times, 30dmg then 24dmg. Then it uses dimensional death o.o;;;;;;;; i /panic and think omg! im gonna die! ;_; noooooo i was so close, but it uses it and MISSES! :P I kill it but no drop ;_; just a stupid revival tree root, o ya, if ur my lv u can kill it easily, no reason to use 2hr, make sure u got good evasion though cause when it hits it hurts :P
# Aug 09 2005 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
258 posts
When does this sucker pop?

Edited, Sun Aug 14 19:15:42 2005
S i l u s o f K u j a t a - -
- - W i n d u r s t - -
- - E l v a a n - - - - R e d M a g e - - - -

"When the Red Mage was first bred, the sword was forged as a twin brother." --Silus Windstorm, 976 Crystal Era
# Jul 28 2005 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
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im now 1/1 on Dio ^^ scythe drpped first kill within 5 mins of being there. owned it as taru 37drk/war

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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.
# Jul 08 2005 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
73 posts
I've fought this guy at least 7 times now and he isnt droping that **** spear!! >_<; ill give it another go tonight but ive tried 3 days this week already and nothing
75 RDM-60 COR-60 BLM
Sandy Rank 8
Very easy
# Jun 12 2005 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
128 posts
I took this guy down tis morning as BST27/WHM13. Very easy fight. I had a CrabFamiliar out to tank it and over the whole fight neither of us died and I only had to cure myself once. I got the drop on my first try. ^.^
BST72/WHM36 / SMN61/WHM30 / COR75/RNG37

Sandy: 8-1
ZM: The Sealed Shrine
PM: 6-4
TOAU Puppet in Peril --- SM rank
# Apr 22 2005 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Lv25 wearing lv70 or 72 armour. R(@MDL)m@
SMN Power!
# Apr 13 2005 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
109 posts
/laugh. Reading all these posts about Dio and Gog slicing through people makes me laugh. I've been killing em off easily all day, though my proceeds are only 22k off of a scythe. Anyways, it's simple for a Summoner to take these down with the avatar battle strategy, I mean I even took down Bomb King at 22SMN/2RNG that way! All I'm saying is that it's extremely easy to fight NMs in here (or in general) as a SMN or a BST (With a familiar, of course).
Speech the creators envisioned:
Hiro: Hello, I am about to persue the infamous Dread Dragon, is there no adventurer brave enough to aid me in my quest?
Speech the gamers use:
Hirox: Hay every1, i'm gunna go kill dread dragon, anybody wna *** with?
# Mar 15 2005 at 4:11 AM Rating: Decent
83 posts
lvl 24 thf, I had taken down:

Whirlwind - got the Light Solea Drop
Bu'Ghi - Got Gorget
Bomb King - Got Ring

So I'm feelin good about my day so far and before heading to bed I pop in here, and who do I see? Doppleganger Gog. He still had 3/4 of his HP left, as I lay face down on the floor. Took me by total surprise, how hard this guy hit. I was wearing Beetle +1 armor and was still getting hit for 40+ a shot.
Main: 75Thf
Others(40+): 65Whm, 55Nin, 51War, 50Rng, 46Blm
ZM: Mission 14
CoP: 5-3
Rank: San d'Oria(10), Bastok(10)
Fame: Hero. (all areas)
AF: Thf - Complete. Whm - Complete. Nin - Complete
Funny and sad
# Mar 11 2005 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Me 51blm/25whm and a LS Rng bud were waistin time again huntin Nms for our trophy wall. While i was collecting cardians for AOE massacre i ran into this guy. Killed the cards, recharged...took some photos with him and dropped him with Freeze...no hits, didnt even draw his weapon. Sangged the spear....SCORE but even better was 8 min after BombKing...Snagged the ring first try..i know ill never have this luck again...

Drilleck /unicorn
# Mar 01 2005 at 2:38 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
WTF i cant find this area ; ; anyone wanna help i need details
RE: lost
# Apr 13 2005 at 10:28 AM Rating: Decent
723 posts
It's the Northern most Tower in East Sarutabaruta. Check West of the Tahrongi(sp?) canyon zone on the map if you still can't find it.

Character: Elipsis - White Mage 75/Summoner 37(53) - Remora
Current Missions: Windurst Complete - Bastok 2-3 - Zilart 14 - Promathia 8-2
Unlocked sky at level 62...
Elipsis 1 - Maat 0
# Feb 17 2005 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
could a 27 WAR solo this
RE: ?
# Jul 02 2005 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
258 posts
Nope. Most jobs have to wait till level 35 to be able to kill him, and Warriors are one of those jobs. Can't wait till I get level 35, I'm so close to it can smell it. (Level 33 right now.)
S i l u s o f K u j a t a - -
- - W i n d u r s t - -
- - E l v a a n - - - - R e d M a g e - - - -

"When the Red Mage was first bred, the sword was forged as a twin brother." --Silus Windstorm, 976 Crystal Era
# Feb 14 2005 at 6:37 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
I camped these guys yesterday me (War30/Thf15) and my mate nyrox (Blm30/Whm/15) we where the only 2 there we only got the scythe but oh well. out of the two Dio hits the hardest and Gog is hard to kill.
I'm conviced that they only pop 3 times a day. becasue after we claimed all NMs three times we got no pops for 3+hours!
Dio 1/3
Gog 0/3
Bomb King 0/3
I'm on Siren btw

Edited, Mon Feb 14 06:39:41 2005
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Lv28 Elf Druid, Earthen Ring (EU)
Lv23 Elf Hunter, Moonglade (EU)Commander of The Night Watch
# Feb 08 2005 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
452 posts
hehehhe i love camping with smn u sit there throw carby out and down yag drinks best way to waste gil but it works when ur trying to get it *oh yeah and ethers*
You learn from your mistakes and your mistakes learn from you.

1st time
# Feb 08 2005 at 4:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I just had my very first exp with Gog. It was a lot of fun.

Two other LS members and I were bored farming crawlers one night and decided to try for the Bomb King. I was a level 21 RDM, one other was a level 18 THF and the third was a level 18 WAR. We partied up, not caring about the exp and just ran around killing everything.

Unfortunately, the spot where the placeholder for the Bomb King spawned most often was Gog's room. So, of course, we ran into him once. It wasn't pretty....about halfway through his HP, we were all in the yellow so I decided to 2-hour and risk the hate. Heh. Risk. That's funny..I got off about 4/5 Fire spells before I was dead. He didn't care for me much. But I did enough damage that the other two survived.

Still..no drop. Just revival root.

Ah well..I'll have my revenge soon enough.

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my experience
# Jan 28 2005 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
55 posts
I lost count on how many times i've killed these NMs, I think I've killed Gog 3 times now, maybe 4, and still no drop; Dio at least a dozen with 1 drop; and Bomb King at least 20 with 3 drops. I would not even think of doing these without RNG sub, hence my BLM hasn't gone after any of these yet. I've camped them as 32PLD/14RNG, 33MNK/1RNG, and currently 36WAR/18RNG. Easy kills, though as PLD I felt that I had to throw a Cure3 for Dio. I clear out the Two cardians from time to time for tp/cleaning up wide scan list (boomerang ranged attack hits for 110+ with a 65 skill, but my polearm only hits for 90-100 with 101 skill...weird to me).

I don't know if Gog's tougher than Dio or vice versa. Gog has a lot more hp than Dio, but Dio hits a good bit harder...well, when either of them can hit me that is. I do remember though that I set 2 of my personal high weaponskill damage records on a Dio. 286 with Backhand Blow, and now 344 with Double Thrust (wish i could have Sneak Attacked that one). A BLM doing 252 with Nightmare Scythe to the Geyser Lizard kinda impressed even me though (SMN sub + Mithra, why can't I melee...I hit for about 60% of what a DRK with capped skill does, though not quite as often).

The spawn is timed, but it varies quite a bit:
- 8-8 1/2 minutes after a Balloon.
- Bomb King usually spawns about 30 seconds early though.
- 8 1/2-9 minutes after a Bomb King (If not another Bomb King, of course).
- 9-9 1/2 minutes after Dopelganger Dio.
- 10-10 1/2 minutes after Dopelganger Gog.
I time it with a stopwatch (cell phone) from the time the defeated corpse disappears and the mob is no longer on track, and I see these times pretty consistently.

My very rough guesses of the pop lottery are thus:
- Balloon - 60%
- Bomb King - 25%
- Dio - 10%
- Gog - 5%
I'm sure some people will think this very wrong, and I did go an hour once without seeing a single Balloon; but as said, that's my guess.

Sorry if you read all that expecting highly important imformation.
Back in the day...
# Jan 23 2005 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
I used to camp these guys back in the days of my 32THF/NIN16. I could solo them, and I didn't even have Utsusemi back then. The reason I camped them was actually so I could get a Cruel Scythe and sell it...but that never happened(The selling that is. o.O).

I don't see why gilsellers would camp that place, though...it doesn't make sense to me. Either way, if you're 35 or above, these guys are cake. Just watch out for their Dimensional Death WS, as it has been known to lay the smack down on people. :P
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Job: あんこく(Dark Knight) LV75
Subjob: Thief LV75/Warrior LV75/Samurai LV50
World: Kujata
# Jan 21 2005 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
Some friends and I searched the ruins for hours, waiting for these **** NM's to spawn, but they never did...now the area is crawling with gilsellers, and you can barely even get a sniff of NM's anymore...it's sad...
my apologies
# Jan 11 2005 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
convinced my lvl 30 BLM friend to camp bomb king and his doppleganger cronies... found dopple gog twice, died twice.

wouldn't advise lvl 30 (or less) mages to waste time/exp with these bad boys. sorry juggswat
Give me your tots...
a tough sell
# Dec 29 2004 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Got him yesterday night, 40 rng just passing through looking for the stupid cards for the post x-mas quest.A couple of shots then got the drop. not the best drop rate though 8th time i found/fought him. Now 2/8 with the spear, doesn't sell very well either. On leviathan about 6k-7k for it.

NM hunter looking for a LS.(Dionus)

Leaping lizzy 1/2
Spiny spipi 3/7
Doppleganger Dio 2/6
Doppleganger Gog 2/8
Bomb king 0/3
Daggerclaw Dracos 0/1
Buburimu 0/5
Helldiver 1/3
Valkrum Emperor 1/4
Panzer piercival 0/1
Rampaging Ram 1/2
Jolly green 0/2
Tumbling truffle 1/1
Serphad ishtar 1/1
Stray Mary 4/12
# Dec 23 2004 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
157 posts
Fought him for the first time today, along with his brother. No drop off of Gog. ;_;
First NM ever!
# Nov 17 2004 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Well I go to Ruins in search of Bomb King, Get Gog about 30 mins being there and one hour later get Dio...still haven't seen Bomb King. Does he ever spawn? lol. Anyways Gog drops root and cruel spear and Dio a **** root! Oh well I can use the spear for my DRG in training. :P

nm experience
# Nov 14 2004 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Just the weaker of the 2 dopples (again my opinion) As well ive lost track of kills on this guy but i got 3 spears solo from it (not worth the hassle of waiting to sell, only 6-8k if that on sylph server and took me a few repeated times of ah selling) As with the other dopple refer to bomb king for info on the 3 nms in this area. Still 1 of my favs.
# Nov 11 2004 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
This was the first NM i ever had the displeasure of meeting. I was leveling my first char...a 9 thief and fighting the easy cardians for light crystals. I went down the hallway to the doors and decided it wouldnt be a good idea to go further. When i turned around to go back i heard the door open, then i died...156 damage...I saw gog as he went back through the door...I'll get my revenge on him soon...hehe
Stupid people will get you killed.
# Nov 08 2004 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
I just killed him again, got the spear.
no drop
# Nov 06 2004 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
I got him today, no drop, my signet had just worn off so all I got was a revival root. I was Lv.30 SAM, with only my Chainmail, he was hitting me for 40-65 damage every hit, he only hit me 3 times. I went to use Meditate, but I used my 2hours instead, I was like "oh well, Enpi --> Enpi = dead".
# Nov 04 2004 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
173 posts
You all know its hard to solo NM's as a whm...but today, while helping a friend in kazham all of asudden i felt like goin to windy, and this guy by the gate was castin tele-dem, so i asked him if he could gimme a ride, i got off to MEa, started walking towards windy, didnt take choco cuz i thought id kill something on the way...and im jst walkin, and i see this big dhalmel, i didnt quite see his name cuz i was pointing my camera down, i check it, "The Serpopard Ishtar is impossible to gouge!" I asked my LS what lvl is it, but they said {Run Away!}, that was Angelsg btw, so i attack, and i see this 40 rdm watch me and /cheer. The battle was quite easy, given that i was a 30whm, i jst cast a couple of banish II's and it dropped like a sack of pennies. I got the cerulean pendant, Meat, Hide, and a crystal. So ok, i thought WOW, because i am not one of those people that see a NM just randomly walking by.

So, im walking to windy, now im in saruta, just zoned from tahrongi, and i said to myself "Hey, i feel lucky, maybe i should go camp the **** doppelganger Dio" So i go to the Outer Horutoru ruins, i check the first stone wall, nothing, i check the second one, i see a shadowy figure, and walk a little bit closer, all of a sudden the door shuts behind me.It wasnt Doppelganger Dio, but Doppelganger Gog, a tougher version of the mob. The NM being an EP aggroes me, and i start whoopin at it, my poor want did 7dmg 1st hit..."Uh Oh" i tried banish II..only having 180 mp, that did 117 damage, and took out about 1/6th of its hp, that was a bit of relief, but as the time went on and my HP started goin into deep orange, i got scared, and shouted for help, well, lucky me a 30rdm was resting right by me in the corner of the cell, i didnt see him/her because of the **** camera view being constrained when the stone wall shut closed. So the RDm throws in a cureII, a cureIII, and i find myself with 3mp and the monster having about 1/8th of its HP left. I check my TP, and, 124%, ill give it a try, i say ...and then SHLABOW! Seraph Strike, Doppelganger Gog falls to the ground. All i got is a root and a dark crystal.

Allegiance: Bastok
# Nov 04 2004 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
173 posts
double post sry ; ;

Edited, Thu Nov 4 22:20:39 2004

Allegiance: Bastok
only a root
# Nov 01 2004 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
1,261 posts
Found this guy today. Man was he easy for a 39drg/war. I started off the fight with a jump for 141 dmg. hit him with a regular attack for 137 dmg. used high jump for 123. at this point gog got in his only hit of the fight for a lowsy 35 dmg.I finished him off with a 300% Double Thrust for 464 dmg. So far this is my highest dmg ever. all he dropped was a lowsy root.
# Oct 10 2004 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
641 posts
Which tower are these things in? The North Tower or the Sourth tower?
BRD67 | WHM 36 | BLM 30 | RDM 24 | THF 16 | SAM 46
(RETIRED for good)
Dwarf Warrior - 53

# Sep 24 2004 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
The first time i met Gog, i didn't expect him. I was looking for the Bomb King & ended up with Gog. The fight went pretty well & he only used that Dimensional whatever WS once [hit me hard for 150 damage, bringing me down to 399hp]. All & all the fight went well & i got the Cruel Spear [i was psyched considering it was the first time i fought him, too bad the spear is a pain in the *** to sell]
8 minutes later Dio spawned [i was fully healed now & had 300tp due to cardians], Dio beat the **** out of me & i even 2houred him [Perfect Dodge]...anyone else feel that Dio is a lot tougher than Gog?

Preacher: lvl 30 thf/12mnk
0/4 Jagged Eared Jack
1/3 Tumbling Truffle
1/3 Orcish Barricader
0/4 Bomb King
1/1 Panzer Percival
1/1 Doppleganger Gog
0/1 Chariotbuster Byakzak
RE: Gog
# Oct 21 2004 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Absolutely. I faced Dio as a 32 RDM and he almost destroyed me. His Dimensional Death was insane and he hit me twice with it. I'm taru, so it was very hurtful.

I came back on my way to Windy a level later and went to give the boys a check. Killed a balloon and Gog appeared next. Nobody else was hunting at the time so I had all the time to put up my buffs before battle (Blaze Spikes, Enthunder, Phalanx) rather than during battle like before (and, I didn't have Phalanx against Dio). Gog was a pushover. He only Dimensional Death'ed once and it missed. Only had to Cure II twice (just to be safe from DD). Didn't get either drop though :(
# Sep 12 2004 at 9:49 PM Rating: Excellent
34 posts
My first encounter with this fellow was when i was a new player RDM. A fellow RDM who was also new decided it would be fun to show me the ruins. We stumble across this guy, and my new found friend thinks its another player just standing around and ACTUALLY WALKS UP TO HIM AND SAYS HELLO! o_o;

Death followed shortly after for the poor Mithra. I ran....ran like the wind. Still a bit funny to think back on. Such a noob. ^_-
RE: oooh
# Nov 28 2004 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
157 posts
rotfl n00bs can be so funny, I agree. I rate you up for that one. XD
RE: oooh
# Sep 30 2004 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
roflmao n00bs can be so funny.
RE: oooh
# Sep 14 2004 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
lmfao, he walked up and said hi to it =P

thats some funny ****.. i remember seeing that back when i was noob too, and was wondering why some guy was fighting someone else, and also wondering, how that was possible, then the doppleganger dio attacked me and kill me, there after i lvled all the way to 40 rdm and went back and showed it whos boss =P
piece of cake, or pie.... mmm, pie
# Aug 31 2004 at 6:32 AM Rating: Good
103 posts
Decided to try some alternatives for making gil, and swung on down to the ruins. Took on Gog as a lvl 37 whm/blm without protect or shell. Shock, Banish II, and Cure III, then meleed him to death. Of note: Seraph Strike did a nice 231 dmg at 300% TP. I finished with 349/497 HP and spent 128mp.

1st time encountering a Doppelganger, got the cruel spear and a revival tree root.

Edit: forgot to mention I'm tarutaru and was wearing full RSE gear, got hit for 24, 44, 20, 44, and 31 dmg during the fight.

Edited, Tue Aug 31 07:33:38 2004
Titan Server
Haha, MY NMs...My precioussss...
# Aug 23 2004 at 12:30 AM Rating: Decent
54 posts
Haha I now own these NMs. The spawn is definately completely random, as I have had hours without a single spawn, and times with 3-4 spawns in a row!

Anyways, yeah, I used to hunt these with an LS friend or two when I was in my early 20s as a THF. Killed each a good 7-8 times. Got the Spear 3 times, 5 Rings, and NO Scythes(Rarest of the drops, or so it seems).

Anyways, today, my first day back from a 3 week vacation, I decided to camp these guys for a few minutes. You know, old times sake...So the first spawn when I got in there?! A Dopple! I camped them before I left, and not a single NM pop in like 3-4 hours. It was Gog...And I owned him with my THF/NIN, only recasting Utsusemi once. He had horrid accuracy...Or my AGI is just beautiful...But no drop...Just a Revival Tree Root. It was fun though, first time I have soloed a Dopple...He hit me for like 218 damage with Dimensional Death, though. That hits hard...If it hits at all...

Anyways, these are my favourite NMs because they are mostly undercamped(Well, there were 4 campers when I first logged in, most I have ever seen). Most of the time I am alone, or when I'm not, the people camping don't know the rooms or the spawn rate, so it is simple for me.

So much fun! ^^

Maguss - 60DRK/31THF
# Aug 20 2004 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
136 posts
how much is the drop worth? i don't need item want to know if its worth me time.
Morc Orc

still a noob..
RE: costs?
# Aug 24 2004 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
445 posts
Sylph Prices:

Bomb ring - 14~15K
Cruel Scythe - 12~15K
Cruel Spear - 5~8K

Stacks of bomb ash usually sell well too. Plus it's an easy set of NMs...just watch out for Dimensional Death at lower levels.
i have a question
# Aug 11 2004 at 11:59 PM Rating: Decent
415 posts
i have 32 war//sam
can i actually go to this place where this thing spawns without dieing?
i mean do the cardians agro?
i dont wanna die lol

RE: i have a question
# Aug 13 2004 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
972 posts
As a 34 SAM, I totally whupped up up on this guy, as well as Dio. The Cardians only aggro if you rest or sit, and I made a chain of about 15 to pass the time and they managed to take out about 40 hp before I killed them all. Typically, the Doppelgangers would take about 150-250 hp from me, depending on which level they were.

1/3 Dio. 0/3 Bomb King. 0/1 Gog.

Edit: 1/2 Gog now.

Edited, Sat Aug 14 00:30:34 2004
Formerly Valhallodin of HouseAtreides on Caitsith
Caitsith - San d'Oria - 75SAM - 75RNG - 65WAR - 45THF - 44PLD - 40NIN - 36BLU - 30DRG

RE: i have a question
# Aug 13 2004 at 1:37 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
The cardians in the room are the two of random type of cardian. So unless you plan on going in there around lvl 10 or below, you have nothing to worry about.
All memory of your existance will be wiped from reality. You will die, and no one will mourn.
After grwoing a few lvls...
# Jul 27 2004 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
176 posts
Well you probably know i was complaining before with the lvl thing, but i still do know he isnt lvl 23-25...because if im right hes about 5 lvls above the Bomb King.

At lvl 23 Taru Blm/Whm= Totally Owned by him
At lvl 27 Taru Blm/Whm= I still died...but i can almost kill them (in fact..i did one time when bind never wore off...that was great, and it dropped the spear)

The spear doesn't sell too often on the Valefor server though, i guess it's just like that.

Although bomb ring is quite good :D.
RE: After grwoing a few lvls...
# Aug 13 2004 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
972 posts
23-25 sounds about right. As a level 34, I got 0 xp one time, 12 xp another time, and 15 on a third, so I covered the entire level range. I can't swear exactly what level they are, but 23-25 seems right.
Formerly Valhallodin of HouseAtreides on Caitsith
Caitsith - San d'Oria - 75SAM - 75RNG - 65WAR - 45THF - 44PLD - 40NIN - 36BLU - 30DRG

RE: After grwoing a few lvls...
# Aug 04 2004 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
354 posts
Well, I can easily say you got owned by him because you're a Mage. Mage's are easily owned when the mob is only 1-4 lvls lower than them. He can be easily soloed by a 27 War/Mnk. I soloed him the other day while hunting bomb king, easy fight, had to use mighty strikes after he used Dimensionaly Death (146 dmg, grr...) No drop, kinda ****** me off, used 2hr to get nothing. Hopefully I'll have better luck with him next time, gonna take on Dio as well.

Better luck next time attrox.

Elvaan Male 27War/18Mnk
Siren Server
Orodruin 75THF 75NIN 60WAR
Mithra, Rank 10 San d'Oria

Owend this NM with my summoner
# Jul 23 2004 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Fought as a Lvl 30Smn/15whm

Hello everyone,

I really enjoyed these stories, and you guys made me appreciate my summoner so much more now. I had 30 mins to kill before it was time to go to work I was on a chocobo and had just enetered East Sar, and instead of going to Windurst I decided to stop at the tower to see if I could luck up on a bomb ring. I entered the tower made a left and the first room I chk,... only a bomb, killed it ran around a bit, came across another bomb. I know it only takies 8 mns for the mob to spawn but i was like forget i, I could be eating Cap'n crunch or something. So I decided to let my summoner rest in the room where I had just killed the bomb. When I came back low and behold I see this Dark elvaan guy, I figured It was a NM so I fought it. I summoned Ramuh who was tagging him for like 30-40 per hit, but all of a sudden i saw half of Ramuh's life drop. I ran so i would have enough time to resummone called out Ifrit this time Killed him no prob, I didnt even have to attck it myself i just typed comman /sit and ate ceral and watched Ifrit and the Dobblerganger battle it out, got the drop, a spear ^^. Eventhough I have no idea how much it is worth, I am happy. This battle was extremely easy.

You guys did answer a few question I had tho, I was wondering what he had did to take away 25% of Ramuah's hp, guess it was the Dimensional Death move. Glad I didnt attack him, even at lvl 30 my taru waru would have died after a hit or two, OMG summoners have no deffense, a WHM can last in a fight longer than we can ^^
Doppleganger Gog
# Jul 16 2004 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
i dunno whats up or what but i just soloed this guy as a lev 30drg/thf and the fight went pretty badly. it started well off with me Jumping him,then my wyvern and I smacking the crap out of him with melee(meanwhile he kept missing with his attacks). then at 50% health he pulls out Death Dimension and whacks me for like 220 damage!!! now iam at 315/535 and pretty ticked,so i use double thrust at 125% TP and knock off about 25% of his HP.then he pulls Death again and hits me for like 140 damage. After the fight i had 76hp(his melee finally started to kick in after death #2) AND,i got a dark crystal and a revival tree root! bah! >.<
Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow
-TS Eliot

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