Vana'diel Bestiary: Count Bifrons  

Found in:Castle Zvahl Keep
Job:Dark Knight
Grants Title:Demonsbane
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Light
Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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Mob Notes

One of the nobility amongst the spawn of darkness, he served as a guest officer for the Orcish forces during the Great War. He acquired his skill as a tactician long ago, when he was inspired by the writings of a certain Hume strategist.

  • NM is a lottery spawn from the Demon Knight that spawns at I-9 on the third map.
  • Uses Blood Weapon multiple times.
  • NM has roughly 7,500 HP.

(The �Hume strategist� they refer to is Gunther Schultz, a Bastokan hero who was a key officer in the 2nd Battle of Konschtat. This most likely explains why Demons in Dynamis-Xarcabard drop books of Schultz Stratagems.)

Some/all of the information in this article has been culled from various FFXI guides, and translated by Elmer the Pointy.

This page last modified 2010-03-18 23:20:50.

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# Aug 10 2010 at 8:35 PM Rating: Good
# Nov 27 2008 at 10:18 PM Rating: Good
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# Apr 17 2008 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
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PLD75/DNC34 owned him 0/1 =/
Incorrect title...
# Jul 30 2007 at 2:40 PM Rating: Good
Killing any of the four demon NMs in Castle Zvhal Keep gives the title, "Hellsbane" not, "Demonsbane."
# Nov 28 2006 at 1:36 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been trying to pop these 4 NM's for 8 hours. Does anyone kno if they changed the way/ spawn time fo these NM's?
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# Sep 16 2006 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Came here as my 71 thf to try and work off the last few points of my Dagger of trials, and i have a 75 DRK so i saw this NM in the zone and decided to try it out. i kill all the mobs in the room NP except the warlock lol, bout 10 mins later count bifrons pops and i use SA and claim, did about 8% of his hp worth of dmg, the fight started off well. I would say about 15% into his HP he stopped missing and was slamming me for bout 200+ dmg a hit, and at about 300 hp i got utsusemi ichi off and used my scroll of warp, overall, i believe if i were 74 with Ni i would've been fine. but yeah lvl 71 ftw :3 i have 253 evasion with about +35 more on so im running about 288 eva goodluck ^^ and LOLBIFRONS!!!!
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# Jul 26 2006 at 4:21 AM Rating: Decent
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I dont see what is so funny about this whole thing. hmmm (that's too bad)
Hard Fight
# May 31 2006 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Just killed this as 75MNK/37THF, it has alot of hp, (Hundred Fists only took it to 25%) wouldnt have been a problem as /Nin but /thf it hit me quite a bit, swiped the claim from a 75 thf rmt. :D It was a fun fight, alot harder then the one in Castle Zvahl I killed the other day (Baron Vampula?) Gave the title "Hellsbane"...anyways LOLBIFRONS!!
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# May 15 2006 at 5:02 PM Rating: Default
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(On another note, why does everyone lol @ biffrons? O_o)
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# Feb 26 2006 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Soloed as 75THF with little problems. The one thing you should do is clear the room then kill the PH/wait for repop because getting a link can be pretty dooming. Resisted sleep, but was susceptible to blind/drain.
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# Feb 26 2006 at 10:42 PM Rating: Default
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# Dec 14 2005 at 5:07 AM Rating: Default
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Which one came first?
# Oct 25 2005 at 9:09 AM Rating: Default
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Which came first, Count Bifrons or lolbifrons?
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#HappyDrunkNoob, Posted: Nov 30 2005 at 4:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Lol. No.
#toolband, Posted: Aug 12 2005 at 4:11 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) He dropped lolchocorollerskates for me.
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# Aug 29 2005 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Must be a direct translation of roflcopter from japanese version...
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# Aug 04 2005 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
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# Aug 12 2005 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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lol bifrons
# Aug 02 2005 at 9:33 AM Rating: Default
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lol bifrons
# Jul 06 2005 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
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This is the coolest Notorious Monster in the game.
Soloed at 71
# Jul 04 2005 at 10:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Went in as RDM71/BLM37 to test the waters, so to speak, on the different demon NMs. After a swift thrashing from Baron Vapula (and escaping after finding out his drops are worthless), I found Count Bifrons was up.

I highly recommend clearing the room first. I kited him a lot through his two hour and when I needed some breathing room. Bind and Gravity are a necessity. I didn't go in with any particular melee gear though, so if I was specially geared for this I probably would have had an easier time.
So/So Difficulty
# Feb 14 2005 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo'ed as RDM/NIN, was tricky because of one add (BLM type) and I couldn't sleep him. Popped in about 3 hours.

I second the notion that Bio 3 sucks, even with NIN sub it eats away at Stoneskin very quickly.

Also I tried once to sleep him and was unsuccessful so he may not be sleepable.
RE: So/So Difficulty
# May 09 2005 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I came into keep to kill those eye things for wings/lenses/tears. was clearing one room of demons to allow for repops and this guy poped up after I killed last 3. Was alone in area so rested to full and proceded to take him on as 75 rdm/25 thief. (I had nice +vit and evad).

ran into trouble when he casted bio 3 (and again like 20 secs later), was getting low HP and MP, drank leftover x-potion from CoP mission converted stoneskin went down taking me to 5 HP, but got cure 4 off. After that easy as he was at 30% Hp left.

Vary tough with thief sub, but got scroll, so was worth it.
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# Jan 18 2005 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok nevermind... I died b4 with blm sub, I died again with ninja sub. But i figured out why...when I fought it, I was unprepared, I rushed at it, my protect shell and phalanx wore off exactly when it spawned. I didnt have full MP and it casted Bio III on me which made my stoneskin melt away slowly everytime I casted. I killed the BLM one easy without utsusemi ni, just ichi. I killed the SMN one without its pet. I tried again with this one at lvl 73 (deleveled) and I finally killed it with a much simpler strategy, Gravity ---> Enfeeble, that way I dont waste any utsusemi and the mob comes to me already weakened. I havet soloed the warrior NM but I have killed it in a group...Im a little conern about its 2 hour, Mighty Strikes...2 hits might wear off stoneskin fast and double attack would really mess me up.
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# Jan 11 2005 at 3:00 AM Rating: Default
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I'm sorry but these NM cannot be lvl 68. At least not this one. I camped it for 3 hours as lvl 72 rdm...he spawns and I cast silence, he resisted, it resisted two more silence spells and it cannot be slept (it was worth a try). It hits pretty hard even with Phalanx on and EVERY tiny hit interrupted me, I felt like I was casting utsusemi ichi as a noob ninja, and as I know of, rdm has the best spell interruption rate. Also, like all demons, it's strong against elemental magic, I have like INT+36 and it's always minimal and elemental magic skill +15. The only good rdm spell that works is Gravity, but whats the point when you get link anywhere you run? It resists some enfeebling magic quite well, even with 285 magic skill >_< . I know that Notorious Monsters are harder than regular mobs, but I was 4 levels higher and with really good equipment, and rdm is one of the best soloing jobs. This cannot be lvl 68, more like lvl 71-73 range. To be able to solo it, you need to be lvl 74 MINIMUM, PLD/NIN is really good, MNK/NIN is uhh...ehh its all right but when this uses its 2 hour, it might not be so cool without being able to heal, BST lvl 75 with sun water is good, and RDM/NIN, the BEST choice :P~ Fast Cast X3 + Haste + Utsusemi + Stoneskin + Phalanx = Impossable to Gauge.
# Nov 10 2004 at 1:15 AM Rating: Excellent
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Anyone know what this NM might be like to camp with just 2-3 other people? Drasticly long waits? Boredom incarnate?
# Nov 03 2004 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Pop time is NOT 21-24 hours. Usually it seems to be a lotto past 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Drop is slightly rare. The placeholder is the Demon Knight (DRK) in that room. Uses DRK 2-hour at around 50% HP which can be rather damaging if you're soloing.

Happy hunting :D

Edited, Mon Nov 8 19:32:43 2004
# Oct 19 2004 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know how long he takes to respawn about?
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# Oct 18 2004 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I was on 5-2 and we ran into this heading up to the Throne Room (only Demon Skull drop and a dark crystal [/cry]). Anyhoo, we got a badass title from killing him. Hellsbane or something of that nature. Maybe someone could give me a definite on the title gained? And can you regain titles from NMs from one of those bards? If so, please give me a little info on that or maybe a link to follow. Thanks! Hope to see you in game.
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# Aug 01 2004 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone want to take an abs-dex off of him for me?


*unless u do want to! =P

Edited, Sun Aug 1 23:38:11 2004
# May 12 2004 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Also drops Demon Skull
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# Apr 04 2004 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Can someone post a picture of the Count please :)
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# Jan 29 2004 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I was told that he also drops the Scroll of Absorb-Dex
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