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Vana'diel Bestiary: Leaping Lizzy  

Family:Lizard
Found in:South Gustaberg
Found at Location:F - 8
Level:10 - 11
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Fire
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Wind
Drops:
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
Monster
Monster
Monster
Monster
Rock Lizard (this group of 5 is just to the east of the large rock)
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard <~~~~ PH!
Monster
Monster
Monster
Monster
Monster
Rock Lizard (this group of 5 is just to the west of the large rock)
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard <~~~~ PH!
Monster
Monster
Monster
Monster
Monster
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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1/1
# Jan 21 2007 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
first time ever camping or even seeing it i got claim and drop 32 THF/6 BST

Edited, Jan 22nd 2007 12:44am by mexifries
how to find PH
# Jan 17 2007 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
I was tryin to find the PH theary today back in the forum but could not. Could someone please paste it so i can have the same advantage as everyone else?
Finally
# Jan 16 2007 at 9:29 PM Rating: Default
Finally after about 0/20 with TH1, killing him as a smn/drg/mnk(amazing claim, 120exp while i was fighting another lizard, lizzy spawned beside me, popped 2H, switched targets and barely outclaimed someone else, beated lizzy down quickly with hundred fists for 120 exp and no drop ><... so disappointing) and now finally im 1/3 with TH2!

One important thing I've found out after all these claims is that there is in fact only one placeholder for lizzy. This is the placeholder at the bottom of the first list. However, he can spawn at the bottom of the second list of lizards five minutes after the placeholder was killed up top. Most of my claims were up top however.

Now im heading over to the Dunes and trying my luck at VE.
Luck
# Dec 31 2006 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
I camped for it with a fellow thief and white mage. This night the place was (somehow) swarmed with campers. Lizzy popped at G-8 (I always saw it pop there so far), killed it and got the boots for my friend. This is my first 1/1 NM so far. TH2 FTW!
lvl/mob drop ratios
# Dec 31 2006 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
i have to agree that the closer your level to the mob the better chance at getting the drop. My husband went 1/1 on the boots as lvl 15mnk/7war. He camped lizzy early one morning when no one else was there. I also know that my friend who is 49drk averages about 1/7 or 1/8 tree cuttings off of pashow gobbues. My 24rdm went 3/2 one night on gobbues then i died, returned the next day and went 3/4.
lvl/mob drop ratios
# Jan 01 2007 at 2:27 AM Rating: Default
it's all random. I've gone 1/5 as 75mnk/thf, 1/1 as 41thf/rng etc etc.

it can be great or it can be a pain in your ***. Being closer to it's lvl has nothing to do with it though.
Urkben
# Dec 24 2006 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
thats the biggest load of bs ive ever heard 427 claims without a drop? u relise if u camped it from start to finish thats 854 hours which is 35 days 58 mins w/e seconds there is no well in hell some1 would camp him for a whole MONTH of pure LL without a drop bs random post no thanks foff kktybye
Listy
# Dec 22 2006 at 1:58 PM Rating: Good
I hope this helps. Sorry if it has been posted before and is only a repeat.

Campin LL today I was reading the site and putting it all together made for my interpretation. Standing roughly North of the tall rock at F-8 the 2 groups you are after are as follows.

Group 1
Vulture
Vulture
Vulture
Quadav
Quadav
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard <---- Placeholder
Walking Sapling
Walking Sapling

Group 2
Vulture
Quadav
Quadav
Quadav
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
Rock Lizard
(Possible spawn for Leaping Lizzy)
Walking Sapling
Walking Sapling

There will be a third group near the bottom of the list but it normally has only 4 or maybe 5. Do not worry about them. All you need to do is keep tabs on the 5th Lizzy in group 1. I as 75 PLD/9 RNG, would stand there with a Powder Boot and Flash macro ready.

Each time the 5th one pops, target it and kill it, then use Sharpshot immediately to give yourself a little room. Watch the timer countdown, then start spamming Wide Scan until you see the 5th one again, or Leaping Lizzy in its place. Keep in mind that Lizzy can pop there, or at the bottom of group 2 as #6. Just keep on your toes, and maybe camp at night for fewer people.

At this moment I am personally 0/2, and they both popped 40 min from one another. I will add more as I camp longer.

Here is a rough mapping of where to find the groups. Just look for these positions to tell them apart if you have trouble. Good luck.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k13/dreubaud/Lizzy-Map.png

Be sure to give SmokesAlot a good rating for putting together such a great guide. Once again this is just my interpretation and method. Hope it makes life a little easier for you. ^_~

*Typo Fixin*

Edited, Dec 22nd 2006 5:06pm by Dreubaud

Edited, Dec 22nd 2006 5:45pm by Dreubaud
Listy
# Jan 09 2007 at 8:43 PM Rating: Default
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Watch the timer countdown, then start spamming Wide Scan until you see the 5th one again, or Leaping Lizzy in its place. Keep in mind that Lizzy can pop there, or at the bottom of group 2 as #6.


Never realized that. I've been so thankful of sirsmokesalot guide to this NM ive rarely missed a claim since I used the PH method. I am currently about 0/20 at least on the bounding boots specifically. Today there were lots of campers and I was the only one killing the correct placeholder, with some ppl standing on the rock and others killing randomly. Didnt take long to find the PH's and track them using sharpshot/scavenge.

I'd run to the top of the hill when i was waiting for group 1 PH to spawn, kill it, Scavenge then run down and wait for group 2 PH, sharpshot and run back up and wait. But today as I was waiting at the top of the hill Lizzy spawned as the 6th at the bottom of group 2. Pissed off, wondering what the hell I check these great forums again, and of course, I havent gone crazy and thats just how Lizzy is.

Great info Dreabaud, wish I knew of it earlier.
Listy
# Dec 26 2006 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
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If that is true then you are only saying LL can pop up on the hill towards bastok which is BS cuz i have seen it pop down near the rocks on the way to dangruf. And all over near the fumaroles. I am currently about 1/25 on LL.Lost my leaping boots so I have been camping again for bounding boots which i am 0/16 on
Listy
# Jan 07 2007 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah, he can pop anywhere, but on the wide scan list he is only in 2 spots.
Listy
# Dec 29 2006 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
Hes just saying the placeholder spawns on the east side of the rock. Lizzy can spawn on either.
frustrating...
# Dec 19 2006 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
0/11 ;_; I have Treasure hunter too.......
Finally..
# Dec 19 2006 at 6:49 AM Rating: Decent
Well, I have been camping this NM for about a good week with a 26WHM/RNG after I was 0/12 I decided to try to bring my low level THF and figured that I could 2 hr (Perfect Dodge)if necessary. So I was doing the PH method for about an hour and it spawns west of the rock. Engaged it with an arrow, and start smaking it, got it down to about half life; it got me down to about 1/4 life by this time another THF comes by around level 40 and was cheering me on. I told her be ready to claim because it's about to kill me, she sent me a party invite and took it's last bit of hp away; boots drop I offered for us to cast lots but she let me have them :) (Thank you Elaine from Diabolos server, so awesome!!) So to say I was stoked is an understatment :P a SMN there asked if I was leaving I told him I would stay for Widescan. 6 mins later Leaping Lizzy spawns again we fight it, he gets the drop. So I went from 0/12 to 2/14 in a day. Now to try my luck at Jaggedy...:P
Here's how it happened
# Dec 18 2006 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
I just got my wife to start playing FFXI with me right before Thanksgiving and she is only a level 15 RDM so far. But she is learning quick and having a blast. Anyway, I told her we needed to go to K. Highlands to get her a gate crystal and we could try camping a NM afterwards. So we went to S. Gustaberg and started killing lizards while in a party (her 15 RDM and my 13 BLM/6 WHM). We killed lizards for about an hour before she got tired and wanted to go see Bastok for her first time and then check her del box and log out. So we both started heading back to Bastok and Leaping Lizzy spawned right in front of my wife. I started screaming from the other room GET HER GET HER HURRY HURRY, because my character was too far away to cast a spell and I was down to 3 MP. My wife was so close to Lizzy when she spawned that she didn't even have to move to hit her with her sword. She got the claim so I was able to catch my breath as I got to the fight. I hit Manafont so I could nuke with no MP and we killed Lizzy in about 3 spells and 4 sword slashes. Got the Bounding Boots on first try together (I have tried alone on many occasions before). She passed and I lotted because she knew I really wanted them. I am now using them for my WAR and DRK until I get DRK AF armor which will be a while since my DRK is only lvl 22. So I sold all of the other boots I had in my inventory and split the profit with my wife for helping me get the boots. I am so happy.
this was easy
# Dec 14 2006 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
1/2 tries thanks for the help with the "widesean" tip it made it easy. A nin and thf was camping it to but they didnt have widesean so i just walked up to it and killed it.



15thf/5rng
finally
# Dec 14 2006 at 4:43 AM Rating: Decent
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After few days of setting up camp at S.Gustaberg I finally managed to get the boots on 1/10.

My method? THF/RNG, keep alert, constantly widescan, hit flee once LL pops, the PH theory was true, but I didnt utilise it, I just round up all 5 lizards of one side of the hill, kill them all at once, move onto other side, rinse repeat.

From experience, on average, he spawns once every 2 hrs, I've killed LL, logged for 2 hrs, came back, popped 10 mins later, logged out, and did the same thing again.

I had only lost claim once since I was having a smoke at the time, other than that, people were too stupid to use Widescan and hoped that they would run into LL (what are the chances?) I use Boomerang or Steal to claim LL.
FINALLY
# Dec 06 2006 at 6:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I finally got my boots after 3 straight days of camping. Went 1/15 on drops using the PH method which got me the claim all but once in my 20 hours out there. Now I get to move on to better things, yay!


*Also, I might as well add this. During the streak of 16 LL pops I saw, all but once did it alternate between top side of hill, and low side of the hill. The only time it popped twice on the same side was after I killed the bottom LL, then 2+ hours later it popped down there again (once spawn time was up). This was b/c no one was killing the ROck Lizards down there (2nd group on WS) and they were killing them up top. I got my boots on that kill and decided to stay out there for next pop to get them for my friend. LL popped up top 10 mins after I got my boots on the top side (approx 2.75hrs from last top pop).

So I would say normally it will alternate...so I usually would position myself on what side I knew it would pop, just to be a bit closer and gain a couple seconds to get the claim.

Edited, Dec 6th 2006 2:14pm by intimmydation
0/5 yesterday
# Dec 04 2006 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Yesterday I decided to camp lizzy as 30THF/RNG using the placeholder theory. When I got out there, I found the PH and kept killing it using <Sharpshot> to time when the next PH would pop. First LL was claimed by another camper cuz it popped right in front. I claimed her the next 4 times within the next 5.5 hrs I was out there (So 5 pops total in 5.5 hrs). Then I stayed out there and didn't get another pop for 5 more hours, but was able to claim. 0/5 for the day though.

Also, when LL popped so much during first 5 hours, there was only 1 other camper besides me, neither of us killing first 4 Lizards in group. However, after 5th pop, more campers showed up and began killing all the lizards (except PH which I continually got). Does killing the other Rock Lizards slow the spawn time down? If they are dead while PH is dead and time is up, will LL not pop?


Btw, each time it poppped it alternated between the two groups.

*edit2 - another 0/5 night....easy claims using PH again. Only missed one when it popped in front of a noob and then 10 of us gathered around him curing him so he wouldn't die. And once again, after my 5 claims, ppl started killing all lizards and it didnt pop for 3 hours so I logged



Edited, Dec 4th 2006 2:14pm by intimmydation

Edited, Dec 5th 2006 12:59am by intimmydation
0/5 yesterday
# Dec 05 2006 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
I've seen the same spawn rate when only killing the PH and leaving all five from the west group alone, and the other four from the PH's group alone. our about four hours, I saw LL spawn every 4 to 6 PH spawns; so every 20 to 30 minutes. Then, overly aggressive, uneducated campers showed up killing the other lizards and LL's spawn rate dropped to almost once every 3 hours. So, I held the PH in a corner, out-of-sight, for about 4 hours 'til they all gave up and left. Once again, all alone w/o campers or any xp'ers in the area, I repeated the PH only and leaving the other 9 alone. LL's spawn rate magically went back to every 20 to 30 minutes, with three back-to-back spawns during the two PH only times. Of note, when LL spawned two times in a row, she didn't spawn five minutes after her death but more around seven to eight. I found that odd but happened each time. Well, I finally got the bounding boots on the 30th LL kill! Knowing the PH spawn time helped me claim LL almost each time with many campers present. I just hit /flee seconds before the PH/NM spawn window, throw up widescan, and voilà I see her as she becomes available to widescan, track, run and get claim before the others have a clue what's going on. Also, when you use /flee every five minutes to run to the PH, other campers start to ignore you and don't freak out when you go zooming by them. My job was THF29/RNG14 when I finally got drop. I used range attack to claim and only used my dagger for the rest of the fight which was only about 4 hits anyway. No magic, weaponskills, job abilities on my successful drop for what that's worth.
0/5 yesterday
# Dec 05 2006 at 6:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah that's what I usually do, hit flee right before time is up and then hit my widescan...lock on and claim with darts...Last night there was another Thf/rng that didn't have a clue, and a couple other thfs just running around.


I think I might call 3 other friends out tonight and we can all just keep hate of the 4 non PH lizards so no one can kill them...only killing the PH when it spawns.
ll
# Dec 04 2006 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
I just went 0-2. I got the first claim. She popped in the east group. Then WS about 10 mins after my claim. LL pops in the NW group. Though she was DOA by 2 players who just ran though. No drop for them though.

Good cause I have been there all night.
<Sweets>
# Dec 02 2006 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
I went 1/18 on LL. I used the placeholder theory and killed only the fifth lizard in the top (eastern) group to pop LL. Camped her for a while as WAR/RNG then changed to level 15 THF/RNG...got the drop as THF. If you kill only the PH and then use a 5 minute ability (Sharpshot) it makes camping LL much easier. Still, the drop rate is pure luck IMO.
Drop Rate
# Nov 29 2006 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Shouldn't they make this a better drop rate now that it is rare/ex? Or at least increase it just a bit.
Urkben
# Nov 28 2006 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Ya urkbren this thread is for killing leaping lizzy. Not random lizards you kill to make youreself look strong.

Edited, Nov 28th 2006 2:14pm by meab
LL is a BISH
# Nov 26 2006 at 3:22 PM Rating: Default
Ok I have camped LL for almost 3 years now on and off claimed 427 times never dropped the damn boots, even before they became rare ex I swear SE hates my *****
I have a THF lvl 54 secondary character that I used to hunt/kill LL from lvl 10-54
plus on my main character I have many jobs ranged from 17-61.

< Http://Fanzone.Playonline.com/lscom/index.do > Pandemonium Server
Urkbren > Main
Angeleyez > Secondary

/tell <me> If maybe I'm doing something wrong but 0/427 C'mon SE really has it in for me /cry
LL is a BISH
# Nov 27 2006 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
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0/427? I have a VERY hard time believing this. Not just because you haven't gotten the drop but because you've literally wasted days on it. I call BS on you.
LL is a BISH
# Nov 27 2006 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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double post

Edited, Nov 29th 2006 2:12pm by Jodsters
no widescan
# Nov 21 2006 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
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So, after a 2 year FFXI hiatus I'm back and decided to take THF to 75, and loving it so far. I'm only 20 now, but that's because I've been farming/camping Spiny Spipi in East Sarutabaruta. I was 4/8 on the Mist Cape this weekend, so I figured I'd try my luck at LL. This is the first time I've heard the PH theory and it seems to be a good one, problem is, I don't have widescan so I don't know how I'd be able to identify which one it is. Camped it last night just killing all Rock Lizards for 5+ hours with another high level THF,and neither of us even saw LL pop. There were a couple groups of people around level 10 that could have claimed it, but they didn't say anything.

Anyway, I guess my question is, is there anyway to identify the PH without having widescan?
no widescan
# Nov 21 2006 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
For some mobs yes in your case no LL has like 4 differ areas in which he pops around that huge rock. Jus kill all lizzards around it.
no widescan
# Nov 21 2006 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Alright thanks. I'm thinking I'm just going to go on and level to 30 and come back when I do have WS. I have a fair amount of gil from farming (once items sell in AH) to buy most of the other stat+ gear I'm going to need, which should get me through Qufim and Yhaotor. Plus, I will have flee by then so will make claiming a bit easier.
umm
# Nov 21 2006 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
alright im really sorry but i dont understand the whole talk about the placeholder and the east and west group could someone please explain it to me thanks you
umm
# Nov 21 2006 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
alright im really sorry but i dont understand the whole talk about the placeholder and the east and west group could someone please explain it to me thanks you
0/1..
# Nov 17 2006 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
Camped LL for only 30 minutes. First she spawned in E-8 after only 5 minutes. Nobody was there, so i got the claim, but no drop. 0/1

Then after 25 minutes, i check widescan and i see LL again. Unfortunately she was already claimed by a war.

Wish me luck for the next times ; ;


Edited, Nov 18th 2006 at 6:19am PST by ChaoslordSamurai
1/4
# Nov 17 2006 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I was out leveling my level 10 RNG/WAR today just outside Bastok. Wasn't even looking for him and then I see him right in front of me and I had yellow HP already and figured I might die.

I had Sharpshot up, used my 2hr and his health seemed to drop down at least 60% and then hit him with Raging Axe. Somehow I already had 100% TP from previous fights. This left him a little more than a sliver of HP. I don't remember exactly, but he hits me for 14dmg or so I believe. I do have capped evasion from BST though, not that that matters. I was missing a few pieces of gear, such as rings, earring and an item for a belt.

I used my bow a lot and it wasn't even capped. I don't remember what level it was at, but like 16 or so? Marksmanship was capped at 33, but I didn't use a crossbow at all. I'm surprised I could even hit this thing with my Archery underleveled.

A few more hits and he went down. At the last 5% of his HP I got aggro from a Quadav and was pretty sure I wouldn't live, but I did. Even managed to take out the Quadav with poison still up. Finished him off and ended up with 6hp.

Then of course my inventory was full, but luckily I dropped some things just in time.

Strangely, I had Navarin up as food. Normally I would never use this, but I didn't have any other food at the time. I also may have used Selbina Milk, but I don't remember. I usually use that and meat jerky when I level jobs from 1-10.

Anyway, no big thing. Just surprised that I killed him at level 10, even got the boots!
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Best level for camping LL ?
# Nov 17 2006 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
To all you who have camped LL, what level/job were you successful and unsuccessful with? I'm 0 for 4 w/ level 9 to 10 jobs so far and 0 for 15 with level 40+ jobs.
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