Trade an Atropos Orb to the burning circle in Balga's Dais to enter this fight. There is no level restriction, and a time limit of 30 minutes. Mobs: 2x Giant Moa (Cockatrice-type mobs). Both of the birds can be slept, but are highly resistant. A 75 RDM will usually be able to get off an un-assisted Sleep II once or twice, but will need to use Elemental Seal to land it reliably, especially after the first sleep. Both are susceptable to gravity and bind, but they do have an AoE gravity TP move which makes kiting difficult. It is also highly advised that you do NOT debuff/enfeeble the mobs or buff your party unless you are prepared to deal with Contagiation Transfer. Both mobs have all normal cockatrice TP moves, as well as the following: - Absorb-TP added effect to attacks - AoE gravity, paralyze, dia, bio, and a very strong poison (approx. 30hp/tick). Only 3 of the 6 are used per mob, apparently.* - Contagion Transfer: a single-target swap of the mob's and player's current status effects. Maximum number of swapped statuses is unknown. Food can also be absorbed. Things to watch out for: - The Moas hit hard and fairly quickly. Double attacks and Contagion Transfer may make it difficult for a ninja to tank. - Sleep seems to wear quickly and they become highly resistant after one or two sleeps, so having two members capable of ES + Sleep is probably a safe bet. However, a single sleeper can handle one mob as long as the first goes down quickly. - The AoE poison is extremely strong, and your mages will be hard-pressed for MP and time if they have to worry about poisona on top of all the other status ailments. Antidotes are highly recommended. - Once one of the Moas is killed, the other seems to get stronger. You will have time to wipe and reraise after the first one if the second wakes before you are ready.
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