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
Stolen Items:
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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# Apr 14 2007 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
i've spent the majority of the last 2 days campin LL using the PH strat and just random killin, spammin wide scan ever 30 seconds, so far i have not seen it >< 5 hours alone today and no pop... did SE alter the pop or something?
# Mar 31 2007 at 4:56 AM Rating: Decent
37 posts
Well out of boredom I decided to camp lizzy for a while, lucked into 1st pop as soon as i arrived. No drop, waited around for an hour no pop... Decided to go farm some backplates for fun. Came back this morning about 15 min till pop and tada! gots me some boots!
PH theory?
# Mar 23 2007 at 1:34 AM Rating: Decent
so ive been camping LL for the past 2 days, the first day couldnt do the PH theory cuz there was noobs killing stuff for exp and *** ppl going around killing all the lizzies for LL, i like to camp at night so not to much competetioon mostly Jps ppl, so LL would pop about every hour or so, and once poped 10 mins after i killed it, once everyone left (around 4am) i started to do the PH theory, killing the 5th lizzie and thats it well i was there for about 3 hours with no pop so i gave up, next day same thing ppl kept killing all lizzies and LL would pop every hour or less, once they all left killed only PH 4 hours no pop so i left, today i am camping it again, poped about 3 times got claim twice, about every hour, hour and a half. Now everyones gone so i am starting just to kill the ph and its been about 45 mins, so if this is BETTER than just goign around killing all lizies he should pop sooner rather than later ill be back and update to what happens.
PH theory?
# Mar 23 2007 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
I have noticed that LL seems to be popping differently now. I camped it with my gf for her boots earlier in the week and missed it popping because I wasnt spamming WS like I should have been. Still. I killed regular PH (5th Lizard in 2nd grouping) and was waiting for the 5 minute timer to ding. 2 minutes into it, gf says it popped behind her and was claimed by a Rdm.

So, I checked my WS and it popped in 1st grouping. Hmmm. This could be a result of 2 possibilities. Either it has a new location in WS that it can pop (and more potential PHs) or it means someone threw my timing off by killing off the entire first group of Lizards.

In any case, she still needs it so Im gonna camp more hopefully this weekend. As far as influencing pop time of LL by killing all the lizards....jury is still out on that one. Personally, all that has ever done for me is throw my PH timer off.
PH theory?
# Apr 14 2007 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
Having a long history with Leaping Lizzy, I can confirm there has been a change to the way the spawn works. In the past, Lizzy's secret had been 2 PHs and 2 NM spawns, one from the first group and one from the second. Knowing this helped me claim a majority of the spawns except those that popped next to some lucky *******. Now, only one lizard (I believe it's 4th in the list of 5 in the first group) spawns the NM, but Lizzy can alternate between the first group on the list and the second, completely rearranging the way Lizzy's name is listed on widescan. However, only the 4th lizard in the first group will spawn the NM, as killing lizards in the second group resulted in 0 spawns. PH spawns 5 minutes and change from ToD. Good luck and hope you don't have to go 1/30+ like some people have, lol.
My 2 cents
# Mar 20 2007 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
50 posts
PH works! Yadi yadi yadi 0/5 :'( just repopped litterally 5 minutes still no drop...
# Mar 19 2007 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
I am 1/1 on Lizzy as of today. I am probably the luckiest person in this game.
leaping lizzy
# Feb 28 2007 at 7:53 PM Rating: Good
im 0/32 on this thing. I claimed it 2 times today. There was like no one in south gustenburg when i got home from the movies. So i fought it with my level 9 thf and almost killed it with the 2 hour >.< ok so after that i was in bastok markets right by the residentual area so i HP there and i went to my pld. Then of coarse i go to fight it and i killed it in seconds and guess what it drops... a f@#$%* lizzard tail yeah thats right a f(@!$ lizzard tail. That just goes to show that leaping lizzy sucks big B@(!% and will never drop the boots. Just quit on camping him he wont drop them unless your a lepercon
( not trying to be funny im serious )
# Feb 27 2007 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
I have been camping this in my free time. It's really easy to camp knowing the 2 PH. I have never missed a claim at this. Flee and Shadowbind are the way to go. My problem is I've claimed it 36 times, out of the 36 times it's popped and no drop... It's annoying. I'm 1/2 on VE but I can't get LL drop. Graw.
# Feb 23 2007 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
I just came back to the game after not playing for awhile decided to go camp VE. I scared everyone away with my 75THF/10RNG and it was about 2 in the morning. Finally got the kill after like 2 hours of playing/watching tv. 1/1 on that (not including the times I killed it before I left).

Woke up the next morning and decided to try my luck at LL. As soon as I entered South Gusta. I saw LL on the Wide Scan. Killed it no drop, went to take a shower, ate, went back to it and after about 10 minutes of killing lizards LL popped in the same place, killed it and 1/2 on the Bounding Boots.
I dont know if this was a sign to keep playing LOL.

Think it was a combination of a lot of Luck, TH2, and a bit of Skill, not to mention scarying everyone off with thf/rng helped no doubt.

before I came back though, I was like 0/7 on VE and I didnt always get the claim sometimes I would camp for 6 hours for one claim.
# Feb 16 2007 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
It should be noted that the Bounding Boots are Exclusive and thus cannot be sold in AH or traded in any way. I don't know when her drop was changed from Leaping Boots (same thing but non ex) to Bounding Boots, but it's apparantly happened.

So if you're looking for a quick buck, this isn't your NM. The non-ex version drops off the Ghelsba BCNM 30.
# Mar 28 2008 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
im 1/1 on 2 characters
it always spawns for me on the hill part as in the pic you have there


Name: Jackio
Race: Hume
Server: Bismarck
Job: Rdm60/Whm/Blm?nin sometimes
AF: got it ^_^

<name1> Jackio refresh can i have it?
<jackio> why
<name1> im a paladin i need it
<jackio> 2k per refresh
<name1> no way
<name1> was defeated by a red mage the koolest job in vanadiel
# Feb 11 2007 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
369 posts
Been some time since I got really lucky and got it.

I was omw back to bastok after a dunes pt and after i zoned into SG, there it was! I had a couple of friends close behind me. I believe we were all about lvl 17-18 or so. I saw it, claimed it (lucky me no one was even camping it for once), and I had it down to 20% when my buddy caught up to me. I got the drop since it was my luck in claiming it.

When camping LL and other NMs like JeJ that are in nooby zones, I think it helps alot to not be very high level. I strongly believe that mobs that give you xp, give you much better drop rates on all loot. For all you peeps that are 0/20+, change to a teens job and try it. I wish you all luck!
# Feb 15 2007 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
1,039 posts

I'm 1/1 with VE, and something like 1/3 on Lizzy and 1/6 on Lizzy with a different character.

I was level 68 going 1/1 with VE, and levels 68 and 75 with Lizzy.

I'm also 1/1 on Moldavite Earring, where we were a party of three levels 69 - 75.

I don't think level matters.

Edit: And I was always RDM/RNG or WHM/RNG. No THF...

Edited, Feb 15th 2007 4:13pm by shadowymithra
# Feb 07 2007 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
Another update. I'm 0/19, and been camping for a long while. I'm currently going as 50thf/rng, and the PH method works, but the spawn times can differ greatly. I just claimed it while there were about 5 people in the area, and every other claim before that was no problem. Anyway, it just doesn't seem to like me. I'll reply to this in the future.
# Feb 07 2007 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
0/21 now. I've decided i'm stopping at 25. Same scenario as the first post. It just won't drop.
Update on WS
# Feb 07 2007 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
I just wanted to inform everyone that when i was camping this NM for a friend that wanted boots I was using the PH theory that is used to get mine but it seemed that they have changed not only the WS of the area but the PH seems to have changed also.
Update on WS
# Feb 08 2007 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
To clarify this before there was three groups of 4 and they each had an area 1st group to the east of rock 2nd a little to the west of rock and 3rd being way at the bottom of hill to the west. Now the first to groups have 5 in them and they are all spread out between the west and east of rock and even 2 way out on the west nowhere near the others. Also before the lizzies would repop exactly 5 minutes after the ToD of the PH now though it is around 2.5 minutes or something. Can someone please confirm or disprove any or all of these statements to help people camp this *****.
Update on WS
# Mar 03 2007 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts

I am very familiar with the PH method as I was the one that originially posted the method over a year ago. I camped it last night, and I can tell you that nothing has changed, at least on Kujata. If having trouble please see original post (maybe 4 or 5 pages back by now). If still having trouble send me a PM. I camped as thf/rng 25/10 and went 1/3 last night for a friend, and widescan list was the same as it was a year ago.
damn you lizzy...
# Feb 06 2007 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
0/16... I am so sick of this ****** up lizard
damn you lizzy...
# Feb 06 2007 at 7:54 AM Rating: Decent
I'm 0/16 as well. I've got no problem getting the claim, but the drop is another issue. For the past two days i've had the problem of not having it spawn for 2-3 hours at a time, even when the PH is being killed. Maybe its true that killing the others does affect pop time.
# Feb 05 2007 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
for those of you thinking "Hmmm i want to lvl nin/thf/rng but don't know if i should camp lizzy first or VE.." avoid this thing for a long time. The music gets to you after awhile and the drop rate is far worse then VE. 0/14 atm and thats normal. I believe those 0/35 horror stories. If you have a list of NMs to camp i suggest putting this one at the bottom. VE was alot easier
got em
# Feb 05 2007 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
Same PH method, 1/15 or 1/16, dun really care anymore cause I GOT em ;D
Bounding Boots
# Feb 05 2007 at 4:48 AM Rating: Decent
I killed Leaping Lizzy this morning and got the Bounding Boots, 1/7. I was leveling my RNG (Widescan FTW), I killed it easily. (RNG14/WAR7)
How to spawn?
# Feb 02 2007 at 6:55 PM Rating: Good
1,179 posts
Well I've recently developed an interest in Ninja, and have leveled it to 21. Many people I have partied say that the boots LL drops are good for a number of levels. So I went to camp the lil' lizzie today. There were a couple people camping LL before me, so after an roughly an hour, I decided to log off and let them get the claim since they have been camping it longer then me. I also realized that I have no idea what I'm doing. So I just have a couple questions.

Leaping Lizzy:

1)What type of spawn is it? I.E. Random Spawn, Place-Holder Spawn

2)Where in F-8 does LL spawn? I'm need visual references. I've been standing on a rock twirrling my camera around my player.

3) When does LL roughly spawn?

Well thats it for now, if you could answer any of these questions, I'de greatly appreciate it.
How to spawn?
# Feb 21 2007 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
1) LL is lotto of lizards in the area
2) Pretty much all of F-8. If you stand at the giant rock on the hill and us WS as a lv1 bst or rng Thats your pop area. (actually rng might cover a little too much but bst leaves one spawn point off)
3) 5min-2ish hours. Generally 1 hour. I've seen it take 2 hours and I've rested hp (lv 14 bst) and literally gotten up to see someone killing it again

# Feb 02 2007 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
i hate when everyone is all... oh god 3 days camping and i cant get the boots.. oh no 0/10 god save us....

0/39 FTL beat it or be quiet
# Feb 02 2007 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
try the thf's knife xD lol j/k
# Feb 01 2007 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
got them 1/3 i think for me and got a pair for a friend 2/6 ^^ easy NM but hard drop sometimes i hear :P TH2 helps alot i guess ^^
# Jan 31 2007 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
I wouldn't bother trying to get the BB drop unless you have TH1 or 2. Unless your really bored =P. 1/14 on that. XD got it with TH 2. GL to all you guys that are trying to get it.
For once I am happy!
# Jan 31 2007 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
Yesterday I decided to unlock Blue Mage, mainly because it looked like a fun job to play as. So I proceeded through that quest and got to the part where I needed an item, which happened to be the Dangruf Stone. I Teleport-Dem myself and head on my chocobo towards Dangruf Wadi but true to my nature checked Leaping Lizzy's rough spawn area, like I always do with him and Valkurm Emperor.

I'm just about to hit the rock and turn back and on the right of my screen, just a little way off, is the Leaping Lizzy, yellow and unclaimed! I hammer Dismount and my Stun macro and sure enough his name turns red. About a dozen people run up to me suddenly and I get a barrage of /slaps and /cheers for Leaping Lizzy. It's doubtful, however, that a BLM75 would fail to kill him.

The next moment was simply the greatest. I put in Auto-Translate for everyone around me "[Bounding Boots] [Found it!]" and feel absolutely smug with myself and head off towards Dangruf Wadi. What a shame I couldn't equip them to show people right next to me, that would have rubbed more salt in the wounds!

So, the final tally is now:

1/1 Leaping Lizzy

Not too bad, if you ask me. Not too bad at all.
# Jan 29 2007 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
I'm 1/2 on leaping lizzy Asura server. saturday morning i went 1/2 after getting first pop of the day i didnt bother with the PH i just stood still and spammed widescan for another 40 minutes and LL popped again right behind me, claimed and dropped 1/2, I asked a friend if he'd help me get VE he said yes and started heading towards me in south gustaberg. we headed to dunes, and waited around an hour+ befor pop I claimed while my friend (another came down 3 of us then)stood and looked at it lol i got claim and they killed drop 1/1 ve :p total time taken 3hr 39 minutes. thank you! Merele & Tmiller
# Jan 27 2007 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
Finally got the Bounding Boots....I'm bout 1/20 on drop.... i logged on this morning bout 10am. I've been using the PH described by Smokesalot and further elaborated on by Dreubaud. It is a great advantage^^ It popped bout 40minutes later, i got claim...but no drop. Good thing was that no one else new what i was doing. 2hrs later no Lizzy, but by this time i had competition. It popped bout 10minutes later in the 1st group of lizzies, My competition which was also using the PH method now, got the claim... and with it the drop ;; Good thing is that i remember reading that it can pop again 5-20 minutes after. Back to the PH method and 20 minutes later it popped....this time in the 2nd group of lizzies. I hit /flee and got claim and killed the Lizzy.... Then i see "You find a pair of Bounding Boots on Leaping Lizzy" and then
"Azurian obtains a pair of Bounding Boots" Woot^^ it was a fullmoon and it was the day before Earthsday that much i know....Good Luck all^^
still trying
# Jan 25 2007 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
Last night I set out to get my boots but didn't bother to read a PH guide. Went around the rock in F-8 and killed lizzies at random. sure enough, it took about 2 hrs for him to spawn. so far 0/1

As I was heading to bastko for MH stop I ran into a 55 thf/rng named Whoo. We decided to team up and give it a go again. same method, about the same time for spawn. 0/2

At this point I get discouraged, but was lucky for a very helpfull and skilled rng/thf mithra named killshot ^^' She explained the PH method (precisely the same as the one listed before) and we killed LL like 2 or 3 times within an hour.

So... like 0/5, but just wanted to let everyone know the PH method works miracles, and well worth the time figuring it out.

Happy hunting all.

Edited, Jan 25th 2007 12:53pm by FlexytheThief
Notes on Leaping Lizzy
# Jan 24 2007 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
313 posts
I've just obtained my bounding boots, being 1/5 on the leaping lizzy as 40bst/20whm. Here are some of my observations.

Spawn location: Allah's map is accurate for the most part. I saw it spawn on top of the ledge by the first group and below the ledge by the second group of lizzies.

Placeholders: See Dreubaud's post not far down this page. It's dead on. Thanks =)

Spawn Time: When I first started camping this, I killed all 5 lizzies on the top ledge, and the LL took anywhere from 1hr to 2h30m to spawn. However, after reading reports of seeing the LL spawn in as little as 20mins of last death, I decided to test it out, by only killing the 5th lizard in the top group. The PH takes 5mins earth time (i belive 2h10m Van'Dail time) to respawn, spawning either another PH or the LL. Using this method, the LL spawned 30min after last ToD, and then repeating the PH theory, I had the LL spawn 50min after the 30min spawn. So pretty much I had 3 claims in 1h20m, which was quite amazing. I feel it is safe to say that the LL has a 30min to 2h30min spawn, or a 2 hour spawn window.

Drops: While I did not get every claim, out of the claims I did get i was 1/5, and the LL only took up about 10 hours of my time before I got my bounding boots.
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