Vana'diel Bestiary: Helldiver  

Found in:Buburimu Peninsula
Level:29 - 30
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Fire
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Wind
Stolen Items:
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Wed Mar 20 19:28:42 2013

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General Information

    • Respawn time is approximately two hours after its last Time of Death.

  • Susceptible to Bind, Gravity, Sleep, Slow, Stun, and Paralysis.

Helldiver's Special Attacks

  • Wing Cutter: Frontal cone AoE Wind based magic damage.

  • Helldive: Single target physical damage.

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# Jun 14 2006 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
678 posts
Killed about 5 birds and it popped. Got drop and was fun to camp while waiting on friend to go into LoO with.
Stupid Bird!!!
# May 22 2006 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
Ok so I was looking up the boomerang for my nin. I found that this NM dropped it. So i come out and had same result as everyone else, 4 PH...then NM. I didnt get the drop. There wasn't any info on the respawn time so I just stayed and killed PH until it popped again. The respawn timer appears to be 2-3 hours. I waited 2:15 for it the second time. NO DROP AGAIN!!! Im going to {burn} {down} Square Enix if they dont give me the damn boomerang!
RE: Stupid Bird!!!
# May 28 2006 at 3:36 PM Rating: Excellent
69 posts
If you really want it, get a goldsmither to make one for you. Quite a few skill-up on this item and so will probably do you one cheap to free up the inventory space and so they don't have to wait for it to sell on the AH.
RE: Stupid Bird!!!
# May 30 2006 at 5:27 AM Rating: Decent
im now 0-4... ><
# May 11 2006 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
camped for 15 min killed like 4 zu's then it poped ez kill sam62/thf31 just sata tachi: yukikaze half hp ledt and just did meditate and another yukikaze and it was dead got wingededge and a bird feather
pop time
# Feb 22 2006 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
when does he pop up
RE: pop time
# Mar 21 2006 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
5,339 posts
Probably fairly short. Nobody ever hunts this. If you happen to be in the area and want to try, just go to the lighthouse. If nobody is there, just start killing birds. You may as well kill everything, since if you get 2 silk from the crawlers you'll make more on that than on the Wingedge.

I camped this for about 30 mins today while waiting for my group to assemble for Dynamis-Buburimu. I got the NM and the drop 8) No idea why.
-Ssubzero on Ragnarok
# Dec 15 2005 at 5:25 AM Rating: Decent
79 posts
Didn't know a thing about this NM. Just checked a random bird with a weird name while I was running to check out the lighthouse since I'd never seen it before and discovered the "Helldiver is impossible to gauge!" message.

Figured I'd kill it for the hell of it...This thing is tough. I just got killed as a 36WHM/18BLM. Didn't think I'd lose so I didn't have Reraise up. >< Just casted Protect II and ran in.

My bad... T-T
Worst NM ever.
# Jun 22 2005 at 3:18 PM Rating: Default
Why would you hunt this? All it drops is a worthless, synthable Boomerang.
doh... >_<
# Apr 11 2005 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
309 posts
i saw this guy one time and passed up the chance to fight it bcus i thought it was a normal bird! doh! >_<

(good thing i did, idve gotten served)
camped it
# Jan 17 2005 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
After farming silk thread for awhile I dicided to camp a NM in bubu. I first tried with the bubumriboo and it didnt pop after a hour and then I had to log to go out to eat. But when I came back I dicided to camp something with a better spawn time so I went to camp Helldiver. I killed Zu's and some crawlers for about 30 minutes and then it poped. I ran over and started to fight it. It wasn't too easy because I was a lvl 34 theif with hp at yellow so I had to use 2h. Several attacks later I killed it. It didnt drop the wingedge but it was slightly fun.
farming run
# Jan 13 2005 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
350 posts
got this guy once on a silk run took him out pretty fast got the drop sold it in AH 4,500gil not to bad (55rdm/blm) He was the last thing i was expecting to find out there, saw him and i had to take a second look. sleept him buffed up and much to my surprise he didnt give me much of a fight >< didnt realize he was a low NM
Easy :)
# Dec 02 2004 at 5:56 PM Rating: Good
722 posts
I was bored while seeking PT the other night (50THF/25NIN), and I had just killed some pirates for a Sand Charm for the map quest in Mhaura, so I decided to hunt the Buburimu NMs. I tried Buburimboo first, got him in like 15-20 minutes, got the Gorget, and was happy. :) Then I decided to try Helldiver. Ran around killing Zus (and Crawlers, for silk), and after about maybe 20-25 minutes, he popped and I killed him easily. Got a Bird Feather and a Wingedge. :) Since I already had a Wingedge that I bought for my NIN, I sold it for 5k on the Jeuno AH (also sold the Buburimu Gorget for about 8k). Was very fun. ^^
Solo Experience
# Oct 24 2004 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
117 posts
Just solo'd Helldive on my BST23 and I thought I'd tell my story.

I was XPing in Buburimu earlier, mostly killing goblins in the area marked on the map as the spawn of Helldive. Competition for pets (crawlers and dhalmels, mostly) was rough, with 6 or so DRGs farming the area on the coast. I already dodged 3 MPK attempts from them earlier, and was weary of trying this NM when I found it.

I ask my LS about it (ClownphobiaBeasts, an all-BST LS on Leviathan) and they said go for it. Being a mere level 23 BST/WHM, the only tool I had at my disposal was Cure2. I charm a DC Zu and send it against Helldive, and I'm surprised at how strong it is. My Zu hit for ~15-20 a hit and Helldive hit my Zu for 50-60 a hit. I'm like "Oh ****." and scuttle off to find a second pet to throw at it.

This goes back and fourth for quite some time. It ripped apart any crawler, dhalmel, or zu I threw at it. One of the weaker Zu's I threw at it went down almost imediately. It was hit for 90-100 twice (this mob has double attack) followed by a Helldive in the low 100s. Unprepared, I threw a jug crab at it.

It's HP began to dwindle. 75%, 60%, 30%, and eventually, it gets down to 15%. It manages to hit me a few times for ~40-60 a hit, and a crit of 80 something. This thing was tearing up everything thrown at it.

I'm running down to the beach and I check the first leech I find. Charm it, pop Familiar, and send it at Helldive. The leech finally manages to kill the beast, and I'm rewarded with 200 XP, a fire crystal, and a bird feather. Even though I didn't get the drop, it was a lot of fun, and it put my skill to the test. I estimate it killed 8-10 mobs and a jug crab before it died.
# Sep 28 2004 at 5:09 AM Rating: Decent
59 posts
as with most cases with NM's, Helldiver seems to be like Jaggedy-Eared Jack or Leaping Lizzy. which means kill the same mob type as the NM u r hunting.

for Helldiver, just kill any Zu u see. never go without widescan. sure the area is relativly small but if there is at least 1 other hunter, you just might miss your mark.
and you may know already but arrows, bullets, and daggers are choice weapons to fight this winged NM.
even as a thf with TH2 i cant seem to get the wingedge. even tho i'd never use it, i want it for my NM drop collection.
Happy Hunting!

Edited, Tue Sep 28 06:11:34 2004
Was bored!
# Sep 15 2004 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
was in Buburimu Peninsula one day and had around 30 minutes before i needed to log
decided to go after this guy for fun
killed all the zus in the area
after awhile he popped southeast of the lighthouse
disposed of him easily as a 50war/25thf
and he dropped the wingedge for me
pretty easy nm
# Aug 20 2004 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
I killed it like a month ago he was very easy to kill he hits herd but i used absorb str and vit had to use drain 1 time he was there when i got there and i attacked it he droped the windedge and a bird feather it was cool im sold it for 4.3k in Ramuh
# Feb 02 2004 at 2:52 AM Rating: Decent
I was hunting that yesterday, it took me about an hour for it to spawn, the wingedge is only worth about 5k on Cerberus. The wingedge and a bird feather dropped for me.

To make it spawn, just kill all the ZUs in the said area and it will eventually spawn, also whilst you are doing that, hunt all the crawlers since they also have a good drop rate for silk.

Edited, Mon Feb 2 02:56:37 2004
birdy birdy birdy
# Jan 05 2004 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
411 posts
do you have to kill a placeholder for this on?
or does it just spawn for fun?

I want that windedge
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