Vana'diel Bestiary: Leaping Lizzy  

Found in:South Gustaberg
Found at Location:F - 8
Level:10 - 11
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Fire
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Wind
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

Leaping Lizzy Picture

PH Method is

Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard (this group of 5 is just to the east of the large rock)
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard <~~~~ PH!
Rock Lizard (this group of 5 is just to the west of the large rock)
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard <~~~~ PH!
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard

Sometimes the first group and last group of Rock Lizards will not exist on your widescan depending on where you stand and how big your widescan range is...
I don't know exactly how many monsters are in between each group. It is just an estimate.

Respawn time for Rock Lizards is 5 minutes earth time so once you kill a PH, set a 5 min timer.
Then either the PH will spawn again or LL =)

I would recommend that when you are camping LL, go in a party with 2 members, since LL have a chance to spawn either at the upper floor or at the lower one (regardless of which PH was killed...) With two members you can each take a PH to make it easier to keep track of the pop window for each PH.

Happy hunting!

'''Regular Nyzul Isle NM

'''    Regular NMs inside Nyzul Isle need to be defeated in order to complete the objective 'Defeat all enemies' but will never be a 'Specified Enemy/Enemies'.

'''NM Drop Appraisals

'''    Drops a crate containing a ??? item which may appraise into Bounding Boots.

'''Appears on Floors:

'''    1 - 20

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holy inflation batman
# Apr 22 2006 at 8:47 AM Rating: Decent
Leaping boots shop up to 10mil on my server today
0/100 on it -_-
# Apr 17 2006 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
ok i really got the worst luck so i stop camping it somepeople dont know that you have to kill the lizzies near the pool of water so i killed it and then it pop like 5 secs later because no actually ran over there to kill those lizzys PHs
placeholder ID
# Apr 15 2006 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
797 posts
Is there any way to identify the placeholder if you don't have widescan? Is there some specific area where it tends to pop?

Secondly I bet DTAngel made a fortune here when these were sellable being the only person with this info....much props to him.

Edited, Sat Apr 15 02:32:04 2006
RE: placeholder ID
# Apr 15 2006 at 10:33 AM Rating: Good
18 posts
I am a she ^_^.

To your first question, ive seen the ph pop all over the place, and never spent much time trying to find a pattern or anything like that, because just knowing when seem to be plenty of advantage.

Secondly, i havent been an avid NM hunter for long, so i never hunted LL pre patch. Im sure several people knew this info before me but kept it to themselves. If i had known this info pre patch i would have given it freely too.

Third, its not just these 2 NMs that have tricks. I have found that if you take widescan to any NM u can find something unique about one of the mobs that is the ph. Orctrap for example is very easy to determine. The first time i went to camp it, i had no idea which was ph, but looking at the widescan list u notice the group of flys (i think 4) around the lake all together on the widescan list, then a group of 3 flies in the little narrow alley before u get to the lake, once again grouped together on the widescan list. As you go down u notice all the flies belong to certain areas of the map and they stay grouped together on widescan. But then at the bottom of the list u notice 1 fly in a group of flies that should be far away from the pop zone near the docks, however when u put ur cursor on that fly, u find its in the alley or at the lake, which is the pop zone of orctrap. I started killing this fly, keeping time, and low and behold, yes this is the ph, and the only fly that will spawn orctrap. so u just have to notice stuff like that. Take widescan to a NM if there are supposed multiple placeholders, and with a little brains ull have any NM figured out that u want.

Now, i believe strongly that exaxt spawn positions, times, and ph's can be figured out by some sort of mathematical reasoning.... but thats not for me. It wouldnt surprise me at all, it seems like SE likes to reward smart people, and leaves stuff out there to be figured out. Personally, i am content with just knowing which mob i have to kill. but im sure some sort of math genius will figure out some trick or algorithm that will unlock a lot of "random" secrets. i hope they share lol!

Edited, Sat Apr 15 11:38:24 2006
RE: placeholder ID
# Apr 16 2006 at 2:16 AM Rating: Decent
797 posts
Thank you very much for the answer and sorry for the gender confusion^^.

I ask because I started a new character that doesn't even have advanced jobs unlocked, so I wondered if there was any way to use this info without widescan, but I'll just wait till I can unlock bst then come back. And yea once you mentioned that emp and lizzy work this way and it was confirmed, it really made me think that every NM in the game probably only has one placeholder and the only trick is finding it, this really helps me.

As for the guy that says this isn't an advantage, you are crazy. The main reason I hate camping emperor/lizard is because I hate having to literally stare at my screen and SPAM widescan. Now that I know the pop time, I can just walk away, watch tv, read...come back every 5 minutes. That alone is worth it.
# Apr 14 2006 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
Can you solo this? I don't gotta PT to do this with and if I come across it i wanna know if its possible to be solo'd at lVL 10NIN/5WAR?
RE: Solo
# Apr 22 2006 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
LL is a level 10 Nortorios Monster. That you do know. What you may not know is that a lot of NM's are quite often given more HP, stronger def, and better atk than their like level brethrens. Quite a few of them also have immunities to certain status effects like Silence, Sleep, and Bind.

With that said, no, you'll probably get chomped by LL as a level 10 anything solo. And I've seen wondering level 10's try to take her on, only to be met by grim death.

I find it best to take on NM's when you're at least 10 levels above them in level, depending on your chosen job of course.
RE: Solo
# Apr 17 2006 at 6:23 PM Rating: Good
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RE: Solo
# Apr 17 2006 at 6:23 PM Rating: Good
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RE: Solo
# Apr 17 2006 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
Im pretty sure LL is lv12 or so, so yes its possible at lv10 but make sure u got pots or somethin just in case. This aint a fight u wanna die on xD
# Apr 14 2006 at 6:01 AM Rating: Decent
Took me about a year to finally get these boots. I would get tired when i was a 20ish THF and get the claim about once a month because I could not stand waiting for it. Finally i decided that as a 50 THF with TH2 to camp it for the day. I was 7/7 on claiming with 50THF/25BST over a period of 9 hours and on that 7th claim I finally got my bounding boots. I do believe that it took a year because of karma. When i first started out I was at the AH as a lvl 8 BLM and I thought that I wanted to start a THF after I get my BLM high enough. So I bid my entire gil reserve of 238 gil on leaping boots and I see "You Buy Leaping Boots for 238 gil" and I proceed to have a heart attack. 300k which was a ton o' gil at the time supported my 2 other friends. good times
# Apr 12 2006 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
What is ph. when you say kill the PH?
# Apr 12 2006 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
PH is PlaceHolder.

For Lizzy, its the Lizards you see scattered about the area.
GG bitch
# Apr 07 2006 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
Alright so I've been camping this nm for the past 15 hours now, which I'm fine with. But all of a sudden some THF shows up and claims LL right before dia is finsihed casting. He gets the drop I tell him I'm 0/11 and he replies with "haha loser". Then he proceeds to camp him and I ask him what he's doing and he says he's camping him for a friend in exchange for gil. Ok well he gets the pop again right under my dia. Then we wait... An hour, YES A FREAKIN HOUR later his friend shows up, kills him and gets the drop. My question is is this in violation of ToS?
ph trick
# Apr 07 2006 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
can someone explain the place holder trick in more detail?
# Apr 06 2006 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
Been camping it pretty much everytime I log into FFXI now for the last three days...

Been using PH trick, an it seems to work. But if anything it keeps me from having to run around tirelessly hunting lizards like all the other campers do...

0/8 so far ._.
# Apr 05 2006 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
OMG i hate the people who are just walking by and what do ya know they see LL and they claim it.
AND then to top it off they get the drop on their first try......
MY bro has been camping him for awhile and is now
0/17 ; ;
So begins the lizzy tale.
# Mar 30 2006 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
I've been camping LL pretty heavilly the last few days, and have lost the claim only a few times to other /rng's who also seem to know the strategy pretty well.

0/11 at this time, and I really wish she'd just drop the boots so I can get on with leveling my much needed thf and nin. I know they're not required, but meh... I wannem. Hairpin too.

Hate it when lizzy hunter gets claim, shouts that he got the boots. Then shows up the next day.

# Mar 30 2006 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
161 posts
Camped her for the first time today with my 30WAR, subbing BST for Widescan. Killed both PH twice, LL spawned the next pop, killed her, got drop. Widescan strategy works perfectly!
# Mar 28 2006 at 6:38 AM Rating: Decent
69 posts
Some really nice thief saw myself and someone else was camping LL but only I was killing PH's, so he claimed LL when it spawned and invited me to his party.

Unfortunately no drop but still it was nice of him to help me out.

His name was Misuto on the Asura server
# Mar 28 2006 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
37 posts
Killed it twice, of course I didn't expect for it to be done so easily. i may camp some more, but i don't really know how much I want the boots right now, I need money more.
that lizard
# Mar 27 2006 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
1st try suckaaaaaz. Tried again tho just for fun no luck.
RE: that lizard
# Apr 16 2006 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
Of course, for RA/EX even if it would drop a second time it won't if you already have one. I mean theres a 100% chance it wont drop, so please dont waste your time and everyone else's.
Lucky 5h!t, i guess
# Mar 25 2006 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
today i camped it, for about 2 hours then some1 got the LL but didnt get the drop, i wanted the BB for my nin, war, thf & drk but then i went to Dangruf Wadi to get the Gassan for my nin after getting it i decided to check out again the LL and guess what...
it was standing there like a bi_!tch, i killed it and got the damn Boots
My try
# Mar 21 2006 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
camped him as lv 75rdm/37whm, a war lv 24 was there. so i kill like 2 PH and a he pops. i got so nervous i did /targetnpc /dia and allmost got a stupid bird, but war was too busy killing PH. so i got him and killed him fast with 1 blizz3. no drop. A hr later i log and he was still killing PH. i was rdm/thf this time, so i kill like 3 or 4 of them and see him pop. i chased him lol and dia claim, though only a lv 9 mnk saw me. killed him with sword this time, and got drop. GL ppl
listen to this...
# Mar 19 2006 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
today i was in Bastok and i was bored so i decided to hunt LL so i go to its spawning area and kill 2 vultures then 2 saplings LL pops so i claim it kill it and GET BOOTS ^^... im 1/3 wit LL
RE: listen to this...
# Mar 20 2006 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
Your lucky I've been trying to get the boots 0/3 ; ; .. Sometimes he pops fairly fast, other times he takes fooorrever. Grats on the drop!
# Mar 17 2006 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
im 0/25
darn it!
# Mar 04 2006 at 2:16 AM Rating: Decent
Finally i can get these boots without 20 japanese lvl75 THF/RNG around waiting for them.

thanks SE for the little ex.
# Mar 02 2006 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
I just fought LL today while running through Gustaberg and got the Bounding Boots by blind luck.

Have the Leaping Boots changed to ex? Or does it drop an Ex and sellable version now?
RE: Bounding=Leaping?
# Mar 02 2006 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
-.- Yeah, you rode by on a chocobo jumped off and killed it after I had been there for 3 hours trying to get it to pop. Is it just me or does SE try its hardest to cause angst within the game?
RE: Bounding=Leaping?
# Mar 14 2006 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
Not angst, honest to goodness, mano y' mano, competition. So in the end, its a true sense of accomplishment, not an artificially generated reward that's "supposed" to be obtained. Don't hate the hunter, only the hunted. Dragon ******* out!

Edited, Tue Mar 14 15:17:16 2006
RE: Bounding=Leaping?
# Mar 05 2006 at 11:59 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
well that certainly wasn't me as I wasn't riding a chocobo and no one was camping it believe it or not.
Bounding Boots^^
# Feb 28 2006 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
omg been camping this for a while and finally got the boots tonight. im sooooo excited to play in them. goodluck to everyone else and be patient. plus TH2 helps 0/26 w/o TH2 1/4 with it. Major props to Scryed for the help!
Leaping Lizzy
# Feb 27 2006 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
Wait so Leaping Lizzy doesnt drop leaping boots anymore??
RE: Leaping Lizzy
# Mar 01 2006 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
No he drops the rare/ex version of Leaping Boots: Bounding Boots. Same item but you cant sell it.
Clear the field stop the hour wait
# Feb 23 2006 at 11:10 PM Rating: Default
I've run into a few players on this nm that have theories and everything on how he works and on the old leaping lizzy with leaping boots 2/2 sold one and lost to a ls member for the other the new leaping lizzy though do not believe he spawns every hour today he spawned at 10:08 am eastern and then again at 10:28 am eastern there was no set pattern I was killing everything and I mean everything here is the order I killed in (really random)

vx2 rlx2 LL w rl v yq aq yq w v amqu w yq aq v rlx3 vx2 egg rl v rl aq rlx2 yq yqx2 rl LL w rl

w = walking sappling
rl = rock lizard
v = vulture
q = quad young, amber
egg = bird egg just randomly at it

it is a random NM it spawns randomly sure you can try to get it every hour but getting it every 15 to 20 minutes is better just clear out the area completely. Have fun because I'm still out there 0/4 and the last 3 were before maintenance in about an hour and 15 minutes so keep hope alive.
# Feb 22 2006 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
I hate this NM ><. Back in the day, when it dropped Leaping Boots, I went 1/2 on them... but now I'm having trouble getting the Bounding Boots. 0/10 >< You suck LL ; ;
RE: 0/10
# Apr 17 2006 at 6:24 PM Rating: Good
124 posts
RE: 0/10
# Apr 17 2006 at 6:24 PM Rating: Good
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