Vana'diel Bestiary: Juggler Hecatomb  

Family:Evil Weapon
Found in:Gusgen Mines
Job:Red Mage
Level:46 - 48
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Detects by Magic
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
Updated: Wed Feb 22 07:20:35 2012

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Juggler: Looks cool, but not worth
# Dec 31 2006 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
Ya this guy is cake. I've soloed him as 58RDM/29BLM, and as 60RDM/30BLM. He seems to have pretty bad accuracy. So far I'm 0/3 on his drop, but only worth like 10k, not enough to actually camp this 21hr + respawn.
# Oct 19 2006 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
i just soloed this guy at 55rdm/18nin this guy is a ***** he took me 10 mins 2 kill no drop but i won in the end :D
# Aug 19 2006 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
i was a 59drk taking my father 40 mnk through gusgen mines to get his af weapon and i caught site of him i was doing pretty well but to my horror i seen him coming over to fight him before i knew just how bad it was 2 galinippers and 1 rancid ooze aggroed and jumped on him. to my suprise he lasted like 30 seconds but when he died i 2 hred but 4 on 1 is never good i fell about a min after. now im eating dirt inside gusgen mines as for another suprise i got a raise by who i thought till today were mining bots ???
# Jul 13 2006 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
wow, ya, hes definatly a rdm... castin all sorts of buffs and enfeebling spells. took him on as a 57 mnk not knowin his lvl, hell of a fight ^^; he has loads of hp to boot. good times though. dropped the halberd on the first try
# Jul 04 2006 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
435 posts
As everyone who's fought this probably knows...this isn't a WAR, it's definitely a RDM. Someone said further down that all Weapons can buff themselves, but that's not true either. They have both WAR and RDM classes among them, and only the RDMs can use magic.

Anyhow, was farming lightning clusters as a 72BLM and jumped in the hole in the back of Gusgen Mines and landed right on top of this guy. I ran around him for a minute, and he didn't aggro, so I figured I was safe to melee him. Pulled out my staff, and smacked him for 60, which barely moved his health bar. At this point, I got very worried. So I cast Aero IV. His health bar barely moved, so I figured I'd gotten a resist, but then I saw he took the full amount of damage. Ok, so he has tons and tons of HP.

This guy will hit a 72BLM ( Errant Gear, so crappy VIT =/ ) for about 50-60 damage, and more than likely he will have Enwater on, so expect the additional damage or be prepared to Dispel if you can. I will say this though- he hits hard, but with capped evasion, he misses A LOT. He was only landing about 1 out of 5 attacks on me.

I gave up trying to melee and pulled him into one of the tunnels, and there I was able to sleep/nuke him pretty effectively. He didn't resist much, and I was able to stick Silence/Bind with no problems ( Enfeeb capped ). I used Fire III and Blizzard III, mostly, and I Aspir'd when I could. I could have used bigger spells but they didn't seem to be worth the MP since the fight was loooong. The whole process took about 20-25 minutes, which would have been OK if it had actually dropped something. No exp, no crystal, no halberd, just a screenshot of me wailing on another NM. Guess I can cross another one of the list, if nothing else!
not too hard
# Jun 24 2006 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
found this today as 60nin doing holla quest pulled to the side with blind beat away at him for about 5 mins and he went down. only thing that took my shadow's was his Diaga II O.o don't think ive seen that before lol
It was a REALLY long fight.
# Jun 21 2006 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
140 posts
I didn't even know this thing existed until I ran into it. I did manage to solo it as a 63 WHM/THF (this was during today's Magical Pattern week for Hume Males), but not before it nearly depleted my entire MP bar. Boy, lemme tell you guys -- that was a marathon fight for my standards.

No drop, which sucks. But I did manage to snag 15 exp from it. A small victory of sorts.
# May 29 2006 at 9:05 PM Rating: Default
58 posts
all weapons can buff themselves, btw
is there a spawn time?
# Apr 20 2006 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
I had the misforune to bump into this nm as i was helping a link friend doing holla scroll quest.Killed friend right out and left me whm56 so i thought k lets see how hard he is lol yehhhhh k that was fun for about 10sec.Anyway i put up a good fight as whm/nin but i didnt notice the bomb agro also so i had no chance and i dlvd whm55.Anyway so i can avoid this thing in future i wonder if there is a spawn time as no one seems to say anything about it.Good luck if ur fighting it and kill it for me lol.
# Mar 17 2006 at 11:47 PM Rating: Default
he cannot be level 48. me (48RDM at the time) and 2 60+ BLM's got 8 exp from him, no drop though.

hes RDM type, not warrior. buffs up everything, his shell2 will pretty much ***** over any mages. if i wasnt there, the 2 60+BLM's would ahve gotten raped.

Protect 2
Shell 2

had to cure + refresh, blm's even used their 2h. killed it by melee lol. very tough monster to kill, not sure what the halbred goes for on AH
# Feb 25 2006 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
no f*ckin way its 46, me as MNK52 and a SAM59 just got wiped by him. and onw im 51 again -_-
Just a little story...
# Feb 24 2006 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
I was mining peacefuly in gusgen one day as a 60 rdm. All i had on me was me field tunica and workers gloves and boots. I also had a sword but meh. Anyways i drop down a hole minding my own buisiness when all of a sudden i see this mob standing there. I run like a...person and i realise i had no aggro. i move closer. In fact i run right infront of him with no aggro. I cast refresh to see if it'd aggro me then but nothing. i figured hey might aswell test my luck ^^ i buff up and engage. Bad mistake. i had to convert when it was at 75% health. then i ends up getting me down to about 130 MP and about 300 HP. with 6 mins on convert im like cya and i bind it and start casting escape. it gets unbound (SE hates me) half way through casting and it hits me. thankfully it didnt interrupt casting. i heal up and go in again, mining peacefully once again.
# Jan 19 2006 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
2,998 posts
I really should have read the posts here first.

Was trying to get my RSE key today and got stuck in the back parts of Gusgen. Knowing there was a chance that Hecatomb was up, I waited about 15 minutes, hoping that he had been killed already.

Dropped down the hole, and im about 3 to 4 feet from him.
No aggro. I figured I was safe, so I started to head to the front of the mine. Heard the weapon aggro sound and thought he was attacking me. He got a RMT. I laughed and moved closer to watch the death.

Walked up to Hecatomb assured that I would get no aggro. Right in his face actually. He turns to walk away, and then aggros me.
Dodge, Focus, Berserk, Counterstance, Boost, Hundred Fists. Got about 75-80% of his life off before he killed me with Whirl of rage. I am now only 123exp into 55. I really need to get G2 finished now.
Hes a toughie
# Jan 03 2006 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
This guy is tough i barely got beat as a 62 DRK/THF using my 2 hour, and i had arcana killer on my side... I think the level they say he is right we just gotta remember weapons are harder then most mobs and hes a RDM so hes good ath the 1 VS 1
# Oct 29 2005 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
He can't be level 46-48. He was harder than 55-64 mobs that I can solo.
gotta be a drk or rdm
# Oct 29 2005 at 3:08 PM Rating: Good
80 posts
sry about doulbe post, this guy must be a rdm or he had regen, stoneskin blink, bio II, poison II, fire and water II. I'm a 60drk at this time i had /smn for fun of it. went exploring through here after clearing a path for some eco warrior groups and found a hole dropped down and kill all the bomb and elementals and moved to a side wall to heal. Bam he pops, and i get agro'd by a too weak fly while healing, well i kill the fly and check here. He is marked 48 so i figure what the hell i drain pull him and spam a gullotine. 500dmg yay, but i notice he is hitting for 40 a shot and not missing and to boot he had stoneskin, blink, and regen on b4 my second swing. i got him to about half then reallized i was losing, insta warped, probably could have gone head to head with him if i was /nin or /whm but not for a polearm, and what are ppl saying 2.3mil for this thing! i would pay more than 30k.
must be a drk
# Oct 29 2005 at 2:54 PM Rating: Good
80 posts
holla quest
# Sep 23 2005 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
479 posts
Dropped down as MNK60/BLM25 (For warp when I was done) to get the ??? For the holla quest, when I find him there. He didn't agro so I ask someone if I can take him. They say no, so I make sure to stay clear, then get the ???. Then, being the high headed MNK that I am, I decide what the hell, I'll try. I boost 11 times, engage, chi blast, dodge, focus, hundred fists. It's going pretty good, I throw off 2 raging fists for 500+, then hundred fists wears off and he's at 1/3 life still, I'm at 3/4 (chakra already used.). Now it's down to a battle of endurance. the fight drags on as i slowly build TP, then when I finally have 100% TP i let off a raging fists for 350, which finished him off. I still had 526 HP left too! I doubt I could have won without my 2 hour but maybe if I was /WHM or /NIN I could have, it was a fun fight though and I'll have to go back soon. ^^;
stole this mofo
# Aug 20 2005 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
dropped down into his spawn area when i was mining one day. saw this guy claimed by another miner who was just sleeping it while he was waiting for help. somehow he got aggro by a gallinipper and had to sleep that, losing claim on juggy. i took claim as a 67rdm/33blm in my mining gear. took me like 30 minutes to kill him because i was sleeping him, binding him, water 3 then sleep again. i kept myself buffed and used aspir when i could. finally he died with no drop but it was cool because gusgen was packed that day.
BST Duo = too weak.
# Jun 20 2005 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
141 posts
I didnt bother checking this site before my BST duo partner and I tried to duo this at lv 34.

Thank god for instant warp.
# Jun 16 2005 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
70 posts
Juggler is listed as Warrior, but it's definatly not Warrior unless it has 2 full jobs. It was casting Blink, Bio II, Water II, Stone II, etc. with my encounter. So i'm thinking it's a RDM.

LS friend (54BLM) was down in the basement getting the ??? for Teleport-Holla quest when it aggro'd them. They kept it at bay by sleeping it and some nuking here and there so definatly soloable by BLM at that level if play cards right. I though i'd come on RNG(64)and lend a hand since i've never seen this NM but only heard of and we boh duo'd it the best we could with few attacks here in there with sleeping while BLM rested MP. It was pretty easy didn't give too much trouble hit for around 50-80ish points of damage at those levels, no drop - was kinda disappointed it didn't grant a title though ; ;
60 PLD can Solo it
# May 24 2005 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
224 posts
This sucker is soloable with a 60 PLD providing you have AF equipment and +30 VIT to your stats. ^^;

I was hitting the guy for 50-80 hits with my Gluttony sword and it took me over 15 minutes to defeat him. I went back and did the math, this guy has over 15,000hp considering the hits I did to it, and even that is questionable (he might have 20k+.) He was averaging 15-25 damage hits which wasn't too bad, and the most he did was his AoE which did around 150+. No drop except 15 exp, but it was fun to actually fight a NM that day while mining.
F*ck this guy
# Apr 30 2005 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
267 posts
YAY! ol' juggler has made mining a F***ING wonderful experience for me. >< Been killed by the jerk 3 times now. <sigh> oh well, lvl down to 45 is fun isn't it? -_-
# Apr 21 2005 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
I soloed this guy yesterday as 60DRG/WHM...
He was pretty easy, layed down a few attacks to hit me for 200+ but other then that he did about 30 dmg a hit...He's got high HP, took me about 5-10 minutes to kill, penta thrust doing 500+ damage barely budging his HP bar >.>

No drop... I think this weapon goes for 16-20k on Ramuh last time I checked.
Mining bots beware
# Apr 17 2005 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
192 posts
Bumped into this chap a couple of times mining as WHM 55. Me and a BLM 60 got it to about two-thirds HP before deciding that we would inevitably lose, since we didn't have much MP left and had been caught unawares. We Escaped out of there then came back with a PLD 59 and battered it pretty convincingly. No drop though.

Mining bots and those people who camp mining points nearby 24/7 ought to be really careful! Why, some unscrupulous WHM in the area could cast Stoneskin, lead the Juggler right to them, then Flash + Warp to safety leaving them to die.

Of course, I'm sure no-one would EVER do something like that on purpose, would they....?

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