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# Mar 03 2014 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Dropped off a Leech in Onzozo.
same lvl as leeches
# Sep 26 2011 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
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If you are a lot higher lvl then the leeches will they still drop the Ruby?
say I was lvl 35 and was fighting lvl 5 leeches?
Dont Worry
# May 28 2010 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
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if u threw away for Ruby on accdent u wont have to get all the weathers u recently had. i just found this out ~:3
Sheer Luck
# Nov 30 2009 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
My husband and I had been discussing unlocking our advanced jobs for a while - he was going to unlock DRK and I was going to do SMN. Well, we were being escorted through Qufim by some high level LS mates when we were relatively low level. One of the guys decided he would run ahead and murder some leeches for fun. First leech dropped it and my husband and I almost lost it. We were really excited and, since everyone else in the party had unlocked most of their advanced jobs, they let me lot for it. :3 When my husband played a few years ago, he said it took him over 3 days on his old account to get the ruby. I was just really lucky, it seems. Best of luck to all of those fighting the leeches to get it!
Lucky Coincidence?
# May 28 2009 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I was running about killing leacches on Qufim Island, right outside the tower to be exact, when I got my ruby. The irony is I got two in less than ten minutes, the first less than five minutes after mentioning something to a friend about it. All I can say is 'Good Luck' to those having issues getting it. Keep trying and hopefully you'll get it soon.

(Just for reference:)
I was a Red Mage level 38 with a Thief subjob, level 19. My friend was Red Mage level 68, don't ask his subjob though, I don't remember. >.>;
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Carbuncle's (Impossible to gauge!) Ruby
# May 06 2009 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
This is my second character so I knew what I was in for. I have been farming leeches for 4+ hours with a friend, and 9 stacks of bird blood (each) have piled up - but still no ruby. I'm a thief and the ruby is for a paladin friend of mine (he's even subbed thief). I know it drops in Buburimu Peninsula, I have even seen a 75 smn/whm get one in 1 kill, but no luck for me lol. I'll keep trying so my friend can get it, but I must say this drop is like papyrus +1 sometimes.

On a side note any leech can drop this and I have seen some rubys drop in some weird places.... Keep swingin' is my advice now I'm gonna log back in and take my advice and kill more leeches. Leech genocide!
So many leeches
# Mar 31 2009 at 9:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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I just spent 4 hours last night doing nothing but killing leeches. About half-way through killing leeches a 75 THF came to help me out, and it still took 2 more hours!!! I walked away with 8 stacks of bird blood, after killing at least 200 leeches.
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ordell's cave
# Mar 30 2009 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Got my ruby in a circular room in ordell caves. killed all the leeches about three times and got the ruby.
fluke xD
# Feb 09 2008 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
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i got my ruby while clearing a few leeches so they wouldn't link the NMs for the nin flag quest xD
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# Feb 08 2008 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I must have killed 50 leeches on bubu, and I didn't get anything but bird blood. Maybe I am at the wrong beach (I am close to the town). Or maybe they don't drop rare items if I am lvl 41?
mmhh...
# May 06 2008 at 4:27 AM Rating: Decent
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keep searching i know its rare, im whm 36 and luckily got it without knowing its for summuoner job. You'll find it!
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# Jan 27 2008 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
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it took me so long(beteween1 and 2hours) but i got 7stacks of bird blood.i got the ruby and went to jueno and sold it to a merchant(I made 27k off of the blood)
Accident
# Jan 11 2008 at 5:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Hmmm, just noticed I picked this little fella up from some Poison Leech in Rolanberry Fields earlier tonight. Had TH1 on, and I only killed a dozen of them, maybe a dozen and a half, max.

Shame is, I've already done the SMN quest. =/
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# Dec 01 2007 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been at this on and off for a total of about 4 hours. I've made 4 stacks of bird blood and a stack of water crystals (would get more if I could actually get signet). It's really ridiculous how bad the rate is. I really think SE should change it. It just makes the game less fun to have to farm for one thing.

Word to the wise, SE.
Also drops off of Labyrinth Leeches
# Oct 19 2007 at 5:54 AM Rating: Decent
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1/1 in Gustav Tunnel while skilling up my NPC buddy ^^
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Found in Korroloka Tunnel (Bastok)
# Aug 15 2007 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Found 4 of these in the Korroloka Tunnel while doing the NIN quest.
And considering the low drop rate on these things, that's pretty darn good. Me and Vykos (friend) killed about 8-10 leeches, after that, we fought the three Korroloka Leeches. We got our stuff and he had to go, so he logged... I decided to not warp out at once, but stayed and killed a few, then I got it, of course i got happy since i've heard it would be hard to find these. I hadn't really started looking for these, but wanted to farm some Fiend Bloods, and there it was. So, I thought, "what the ****..." /hurray. And I continued to farm, I got 1 fiend blood and then i got another Carbuncle's Ruby, and then another one, and another one! I was like.. uh.. what is going on here? So, i killed a few more, but no more Ruby's.
I did get 2 more fiend blood to even it out to a stack of 12.
Sadly, I didn't have a map over the place, but where i found the four Rubys, you can also find the three Korroloka Leeches.. sort of... it is nearby.

Added links.

Edited, Aug 15th 2007 10:44:24pm by Eanderu
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Maze....
# Aug 01 2007 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I got mine at the Shakrami (sp?) Maze in less than an hours worth of fighting. I had to watch for aggro by not standing still too long waiting for the leeches I was fighting to respawn in one area but over all I had no problems what so ever there. Other locations were totally frustrating.
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# Aug 01 2007 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Ive been hunting leeches for 8 hrs now still dont have ruby. Freind was hunting last night got his an 1/2 hour so i agree its a bad drop rate lol
Buburimu Peninsula
# Jul 12 2007 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
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The best place is this: Buburimu Peninsula
I killed 4 leeches and the ruby dropped for me, a lv 60 pld was helping me though :D I'm just lucky :D
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# May 04 2007 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
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try goin to the maze of shakhrami from buburimu peninsula. spent four hours on the peninsula and nothing but blood. a friend recommended shakhrami and i got ruby on third leech. hope this helps.
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# Jun 20 2007 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
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its more or less all random chance, I've tried the peninsula a few times when i wanted to get smn though i had better luck on Qufim Island getting my ruby
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# Apr 08 2007 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
so far iv gone over 6hours of hunting in Buburimu Peninsula with a 50WHM n still nothing weve only got blood, allot of blood. Any reason why?
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# Jun 18 2007 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
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I think this is just an item with a sucky drop rate. Its drop rate might be as low as 1%, but it's hard to tell based on these posts alone. For all the annecdotal stories posted here saying "I got this on the 1st/2nd/3rd/whatever leech", there will be people on the other side of the probability curve who fail to get the drop after their hundredth leech. As far as I've seen, there's no definitive evidence that the drop rate is better/different in one area as opposed to another. My advice: get a job/friend with as high of TH as you can find, pick a spot where they're known to drop the ruby (i.e. Buburimu, Shakrami, etc), kill leeches like mad, and hope that you get lucky.
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# May 21 2009 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
I agree. that is some sound advice there, in my mind, TH is a must
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Have a thf with u.
# Mar 27 2007 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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I had been farming for this item for about 2 and a half hours. After two and half hours we got a 55thf.WE got the item in like 10mins.So is your looking for this item u should have a thf with u because they have tresurehunter!
Have a thf with u.
# Jun 02 2007 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
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I AM a 54 THF with the fabled TH2...which I think must be broken! This took me about an hour, killed 37 leeches in Buburimu Penninsula b4 it finally dropped and only got 8 vials of fiend blood and 4 of bird blood.

/em stares at his less than useful theiving abilities in wonder.

Good Luck!
just a story
# Feb 21 2007 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Man I been hunting this thing for god knows how long. One time in a pt it drops I ask if I can lot for it, which I did anyway. The SMN in our gorup lots for it and gets it. I asked him WTH do YOU need it for your already a SMN he said he just does....forgot his name.....still hunting the dern ruby >< OH lost count on leeches ><
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# Jan 31 2007 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Was in maze of shakharmi camping Leachking and Argus mostly Argus but went back to area where leaches are there is a whole room of them threw a few ga spells Ruby dropped it took me a while to get this earlier seemed so easy there if not just cause there is a buttload of leeches in one spot. I'd suggest going here if you want Ruby.
I killed minus 14 of them and got 400 to drop!!
# Jan 08 2007 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Ya I was fighting Cerberus inside my mog house and a skeleton flew through the window and threw a rock at me, turns out it was Carbuncle's Ruby! Wow my luck is just too good! (sarcasm aimed at people who fought only 1 leech >.>)

:Brain rotting while fighting endless leeches in Buburimu:

Edited, Jan 8th 2007 7:37am by TouchstoneSeraph
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# Dec 02 2006 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I wanted this item so I could become a SMN, and a WHM73/BLM36 volunteered to help me. I suggested that we go to Buburimu Peninsula or Bibiki Bay (two places I'd heard the most about in terms of frequent Carbuncle's Ruby drops) but he said he had a better place in mind. We went to Buburimu Peninsula, and then entered the Maze of Shakhrami through one of the back entrances. Anyways, he told me to wait there while he went and massacred leeches. Nine leeches later, we got the drop. ^_^

He said he'd never gotten it that fast before, and personally believed that the Maze of Shakhrami's leeches have a better drop rate than even the Poison Leeches of Buburimu. Whether or not that's factually correct, I suppose, is up for debate, but I thought I'd share anyways.
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