Vana'diel Bestiary: Golden Bat  

Found in:Valkurm Dunes
Level:26 - 27
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Light
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Darkness
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Tue Feb 4 20:27:35 2014

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General Information

  • NM is a lottery spawn from the Giant Bat mobs at C-6, C-7 and B-8.
  • All giant bats in these areas are potential placeholders.
  • NMs will link other bats in area.

Nyzul Isle Mob Notes

  • Appears on floors 61-80.
  • Drops a ??? Cape which may be appraised into a Night Cape.

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Cape missing ?
# Nov 10 2009 at 2:04 PM Rating: Default
Does he not drop the cape anymore?
Noticed it's not listed.
Notroius mobs
# Mar 19 2008 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
killing NMs is all about timing everything u do means nothing if you don't time it. for instance VE I kill him on the regular due to timing then when I'm done Golden bat is ready to pop almost every time. what i do is Log out by the 2 giant bats log in b4 i go to work kill them kill goldy then log out. come home from work log in kill again run to town put cape on AH go back kill emp log out at tunnle. log in 2hrs later kill bats then kill goldy it's like free money even if it only sells for 20k now that is 20k i didn't have b4. I also claim the valkrum emp and then shout VE do you need it and people pay me 60k just to let them join my prty in hopes for the hairpin.
Notroius mobs
# Sep 12 2008 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
Cureurface wrote:
I also claim the valkrum emp and then shout VE do you need it and people pay me 60k just to let them join my prty in hopes for the hairpin.

finaaal wrote:
lmao your like god of the dunes huh, shame you just seem like a RMT too gil happy,
to help you should let them choose the price if you wish to be paid if any1 asks for my help i dont ask for payment i do it to help.

ya got Golden Bat on the second pop >< and after that i friend asked me can you get me the cape pls in which i was like ya ok but then after he dosent pop
this one is to do with the moon btw

Notroius mobs
# Aug 08 2008 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Cureurface wrote:
I also claim the valkrum emp and then shout VE do you need it and people pay me 60k just to let them join my prty in hopes for the hairpin.

Really? Pay to fight a NM? Your going to need a tall ladder to swallow that load.
Northern Cave
# Feb 22 2008 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
For all the people who said he only spawns in the southern cave, they are wrong! I camped this guy for several hours hoping for a Night Cape. I was killing bats over and over in the southern cave for 2 hours and nothing. Getting inpatient, I decided to leave, put my stacks and stacks of bats wings up and call it a night. Well running back, through the north cave, I see what I thought was a Giant bat. Not paying any mind, I kept running because I thought it only spawned in the southern cave like everyone said. Well, when i ran by it *Screet Scrett* Bat aggro noises. It hits me for 12 damage and the Golden Bat text comes in on the combat log. Currently 2/5 now on this. He does have a chance to spawn in the northern cave,a small chance, but a chance none the less because there is a placeholder in that cave. Out of all 5 times i got him, that was the only time he spawned in the northern cave.
# Aug 21 2007 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
i was also wondering is this cape ex/rare now lik lizzy and emperor??
# Aug 21 2007 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
lv32 samurai could i take this?? going for 120k whats the spawn time and how hard r monsters arond it?
# Aug 09 2007 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
I camped him again for about 15 minutes, he popped and got the kill. Nobody on my server ever camps this guy. I'm 1/1 on the nightcape, sells for 25-28k on Odin. It's an easy one to get if you need a little spare gil.

Edited, Aug 13th 2007 10:25pm by Vorgier
Got It
# Jul 19 2007 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
went to gustav tunnel entrance camped this for like 1 hour killing two place holders so like 12 sets of Giant Bats then Golden Bat popped...quick kill, cape dropped 1/1 on this one...sweet

on ramuh server, no one else even ran by
it can't be more easy XD
# May 26 2007 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
i look for this drop's info today and went to the game to check the NM with THF42/NIN21 and it drop 1/1 duuude it can't be more easy XD
# Apr 07 2007 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
GB only has two placeholders and they are right next to the tunnle in Secret Beach. Like TheChedster said below the placeholders spawn every 5mins so use a 5min ability when you kill them and you now have a timer... you can go afk its ok.

And thats a lie he never spawns in the other tunnle only the one next to Gustav Tunnle zone.
anyone needs help holla
# Nov 02 2006 at 2:47 AM Rating: Decent
73 posts
my character is actually Lilydaca on Valefor server. just in case anyone wants this cape and is too low lvl to kill the damn thing send me a tell. i dont know why but lately i have grown into the habit of giving away some of my NM drops. dont ask me why.
Golden Bat
# Oct 27 2006 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
Camped this bat for 3 days killed him 8 times finally got drop.Semms to spawn every 1 or 2 hours.

# Oct 22 2006 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
1/3 w00t bat seems to spawn roughly ever 1hr 15 min
# Aug 19 2006 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
74 posts
I've camped in where it pops by the Gustav tunnel for 4 hours. It hasnt spawned here once. I've been killing all the placeholders too...
Spawn times
# Aug 05 2006 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
Hey, can anyone tell me the spawn times on this guy, or if u need to kill bats to make him spawn or watever, any info would be appreciated, i want the cape for my drg ^^,
repop time
# Jul 07 2006 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
repop time on bats is 5 minutes. i killed one and berserked as soon as a giant bat died and as soon as berserk was ready bat popped. just posting some useful information
# Jun 28 2006 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
Camped bat a week ago and first time I killed it and cape droped. Camped it while waiting for ppl on DRK af pice.
Got it
# Jun 16 2006 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Was goofing off in the area, lucked out and got him first try. 1/1

For a 31 thf, without using 2hr or starting off with a SA, was a pretty close call. Mnk sub - Dodge helped out quite a bit.
# Jun 14 2006 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
How the heck u spawn this NM i need the cape for my nin cause dumb me i sold mine for 10k lol on remora in AH and i forgot i needed it for my Nin

dragongirl Remora

Edited, Wed Jun 14 14:40:34 2006
412 golden bat
# Jun 04 2006 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
i was in a party right near where it pops and while we were partying it started attacking us.We killed it no problem though^^ No drop though
# May 26 2006 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
ok ive been camping this stupid **** for days now and im now 0/10 wtf?....

if ur lookin for a good NM to camp for gil this isnt the one....

also can anyone tell me if im doin somethin ****** wrong? i dont even think this **** drops the cape anymore..

36 blu/war

BTW the spawn time is 1 hour, tho i dont know why u would wana camp this POS its a waste of time..

Edited, Fri May 26 21:25:41 2006
# May 30 2006 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
437 posts
NM drops aren't meant for gil, it's meant for you to get the item and keep it. Selling them for overpriced amounts and camping them is for people who don't want to craft. I believe that most all the NM drops should be changed to EX just to prevent campers. It worked on Lizzy and the Emporer.

The drop rate IS horrible though. 1/10 for me.
# Oct 20 2006 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
Camping NMs is a type of farming. If SE didn't want people to sale these drops, they would've made every NM drop EX items. Sure it gets out of hand tho, (ex: Emperor and Lizzy) but camping is the main sorce of gil for many players. Crafting isn't the only thing to do in this game. Sure its a good way to get gil, but it isn't the ONLY way. There are some things you get from certain NMs that drop crafting materials (ex: Ose whisker). I understand where your coming at though. There are many people that farm NMs that other players need more to progress further in the game but people like GSs make it difficult and i've also seen people farm things for sport. I had a guy kill lizzy 3 times even though he already had the bounding boots and when i asked him to stop he said no, i'm bored >.>
But your just stating your opinion so i stated mine. I meant no disrespect by it, just in case you took any offense.
Dammit, I have terrible luck.
# May 20 2006 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
So, there I was in Valkurm, zoning to Gustav Tunnel from a Bogy (at the time SMN18), and I was gonna make it, and I hear a bat aggro, and I'm like "no biggie, just a bat." Then, I'm dead. I'm like WTF?! and then I look at chat log: "The *Golden Bat* hits Matjlav for 108 points of damage." I couldn't believe how unlucky I was...
RE: Dammit, I have terrible luck.
# May 24 2006 at 5:09 AM Rating: Decent
149 posts
jeez that is harsh luck :S i would be real pee'd if that happened to me (*-_-) trying to get this guy myself im on odin so if any one wants to ask upon my progress feel free to do so lol

edit: he spawned, only dropped a bat wing >:(

Edited, Wed May 24 05:13:28 2006
# May 04 2006 at 6:10 AM Rating: Default
I higly doubt that TH1 actually helps on NM drops. I camped Ashmaker Gotblut in Yhuggot Grotto, with PLD42/THF21.

I am 0/32 on Ashmaker Gotblut... I don't know what the definition of Bad Luck is. But that must be close ^_^
No Drop
# May 03 2006 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
I camped this guy for about an hour on my 26drg/whm before he popped. My LS thought I was barely, if at all gonna make it through but it was a piece of cake, killed a giant bat for TP, heal MP then went at it, got off 2 WS's I had to spam healing breaths below 1/3 HP cuz he hit kinda hard, but the second WS took him out. All in all a pretty difficult, albeit shortlived(bats weak to pierceing weapons like polearms) fight, all i got was a lousy bat wing tho, but i got 120 XP from the bat so i might try it again at a little higher lvl to get the cape.
# Apr 27 2006 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
I'm all for non-productive rants. No problem finding the spawn. I'm 0/4 on this lousy bat. Finally decided to sub thief after first 3 attempts, but that didn't seem to help.

On another note: The previous post is correct. I camped this one until bat spawned, then skilled up various magic arts for about 2 hours. Then killed a few PHs and there was Golden Bat again.

Update: Gave up.... can get more cash crafting in the time it takes to get the drop. Time is money, and it takes too much time to camp for something worth only 80k.

Edited, Fri Apr 28 18:22:20 2006
Popping info
# Mar 28 2006 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
1,563 posts
this bat does not have a spawn time. its random. usally pops after about 25 bats have ben killed.

This information is false. I ran down to the tunnel, killed the two place holder bats in the tunnel, went and killed some crabs for axe skill up, came back and golden bat wuz up. So unless 25 bats before me had been killed..... wait that's not all.

Since i didn't get the drop from the first bat, i decided to stay there. I skilled up axe on lizards and crabs in the area for about 2 hours. 2 hours of which noone else was around. after about 2 hours, i ran back to the 2 place holder bats, killed them, waited for next pop and bam, there was Golden bat again.

# of bats killed total ? 4
# of Gold bats popped from 4 bats killed ? 2
RE: Popping info
# Apr 15 2006 at 2:26 AM Rating: Excellent
124 posts
Yeah, most normal Notorious Monsters like this have respawn times, rather than placeholder requirements. Ive read somewhere about someone doing a study saying that theoretically, you could have a spawn pattern of NM, PH, NM, PH...and so on, provided you have complete control over the area, and are patient enough.

Nonetheless, this is a good NM for someone in their low 30s. It doesnt hit too hard, nor does it hit very fast. Drop rate is somewhat decent, and sells fairly nicely on my server.

Happy hunting! :)
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