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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# Sep 21 2006 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
9 kills in 4 days no drop = REALLY FUSTRATED
2006 1 lev 7 claim ll and die jajaja and i claim it ritght there no drop >:
and at other day i log in right there and alot campers around with their stupid /anon i kill 2 lizards look at wide scan WAS BEHIND ME! killed got drop= SATISFATION

the lizards
# Sep 17 2006 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
Theres actually 3 sets of 5 lizards and thee 2 are west of the tower and the top one is always got a vulture messing it up

so is it the first group of lizards west of the tower since thats where all the real groups of 5 lizards pop?

Edited, Sep 17th 2006 at 7:24am EDT by bodytemp
# Sep 14 2006 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
I'd like to know how long it takes LL to repop?
I'm 0/3 now as 19THF and I hope I'll get those boots soon^^
http://ffxi.cannotlinkto/ & http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/ say that she repops within 60-90mins but I observed that she didn't pop for about 120min. Could someone proof this?

0/4 now...
I killed all Lizards east of the rock for 3hrs and no pop.
Then LL appeared in the 2nd group of Lizards for the 2nd time in a row.
(Luck) (Can I have it?) (please) 1/5 (Yes, please)

Finally got my (Bounding Boots)!
I'm really happy and I wish everyone who is going to camp this b**ch good luck and never give up.
It spawned about 5 or 6 times in four houres.
A friend said that she's a lottery spawn without any set repop time but at least 15min. So it's possible that she'll repop within 20-30mins or as I experienced no pop in 3 houres! (Maybe I'm wrong or I just missed it, but if it's possible for her not to pop in 3 houres I think it's the maximum of repop time)
Thanks to everyone who spend their time testing the PH-trick and proofed it! For me it worked very well.
Anyway good luck everybody!

Edited, Sep 15th 2006 at 1:49pm EDT by Emoen
# Sep 14 2006 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
If you're doing the Wide Scan strategy, she has the potential five minutes after you kill one of the two place holder Rock Lizards. The strategy is flawless - unless there are other campers who are killing all the Rock Lizards or if you have horrible luck with drops (I got mine this morning though~ :3).
I wonder if THF really helps?
# Sep 12 2006 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm not convinced that THF really helps with the drop. It stands to reason that it SHOULD help. But there's so many replies with bad drop rates from THF players who claim Lizzy.

I wonder if it's all just raw luck.

When I got the drop twice, I went 1/4 as RDM/RNG, and I went 1/5 as WHM/RNG.

Just an observation...

Edited, Sep 12th 2006 at 5:56pm EDT by shadowymithra
I wonder if THF really helps?
# Sep 15 2006 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
Seems like people usually camp mobs like this with ridiculously high level jobs. TH helps a little. Being 40-60 levels above the mob hurts a ton. So the drop rates will probably suck for most.
I wonder if THF really helps?
# Sep 17 2006 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
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kimmel wrote:

Being 40-60 levels above the mob hurts a ton. So the drop rates will probably suck for most.

When I went 1/4 on the drop, I was 53 levels higher than Lizzy.

When I went 1/5 on the drop, I was 63 levels higher than Lizzy.

(This is assuming that Lizzy is about level 12)

Come to think of it... when I went 1/1 getting my Pin from Valkurm Emperor, I was about 45 levels higher than him.

I'm not so sure that having a high level job is such a bad idea...

Edited, Sep 18th 2006 at 1:47am EDT by shadowymithra
I wonder if THF really helps?
# Sep 13 2006 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow, that's truely lucky. Just last night I claimed him for my first time sense getting TH2, now i am 0/15. No weapon skills ever used. No speacial JA.
I had TH1 the first 14, idk if that helps drop rate or not, but i am just truely unlucky.
# Sep 11 2006 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
330 posts
Well, I finally hit THF45 after an outstanding record of being 0/14 as a THF/RNG under level 45. I hope that i can finally get bounding boots, wish me luck!
Wich is it? 0.o
# Sep 10 2006 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
Ok I dont want to be one of those players with an outstanding drop rate of 0/200 so im trying to understand this strategy. I do beleive that it works cus b4 any attemts to try out this break-through in FF history i had never seen LL. I tried it for 3 days and i get 10 claims/kills but no drops.I do understand this strategy but..my question is simply this: when i open widescan and im looking at the east set of lizs, will the ph be the 5th liz on the list or the 5th liz on my map. Im just trying to eliminate all doubt in my mind that i am doing it correctly.Oh and i am using a 28 thf/1 rng.
# Sep 09 2006 at 11:24 PM Rating: Decent
OK, i am about to loose my mind... 0/19 camped it every day for the past week, 15 pops as 30 thf/rng 3 of which i had a thf with TH2 in the party, then i heard from a ls member that at a lower level drop rate is better so i went with 20rng/war for the last 4, im not sure if im doing something wrong or what, but i am going insane here
My results..
# Sep 07 2006 at 11:38 AM Rating: Default
0/9 so far with TH on every time. I wish I had known about her tendency to switch which PH she uses, it would explain her spawning off schedule for about 3 or 4 of the pops, making me miss it completely.

Edited, Sep 7th 2006 at 1:04pm EDT by Serket
Avvv Itttttttt!
# Sep 08 2006 at 5:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Camped today as Blu11/War5.........

After about 1.30hr of killing Lizzies he popped just down the slope, by this point most campers had gone (given up?) claimed and killed (Thankyou Redjoker jp player who cured me during fight) got drop 1/1 Wohoo!

Some data and suggestions
# Sep 06 2006 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
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(This is partially reproduced from a reply I made to the Lizzy thread on the main page. Apologies if you've read that already. This version is edited and focused on the subject matter in this helpful topic, rather than the food-fight that's happening in the thread on the main page).

First of all, many thanks to Smokesalot. Thank's to the advice of Smokesalot, in the last 5 days I've gotten the Empress Pin and two (2) sets of Bounding Boots (one for a friend I was helping). The Smokesalot method is solid advice.

When I got the Boots to drop this morning (less than 10 minutes after I logged in) it went like this:

04:00 5 lizards are up in each group -- there are no empty slots

04:30 Killed placeholder at bottom of first (eastern) group

07:30 Killed lizard at bottom of second (western) group

09:30 Lizzy popped in the bottom of the second group, I got claim and drop.

No other Lizards were killed during that 10 minute period except the two that I killed.

Now, notice that although Lizzy popped in the second group, she popped exactly 5 minutes after I killed the placeholder in the first group.

So, it looks pretty clear to me that there is only one placeholder, in the first group, but Lizzy can pop in either group.

In any case, it's probably a good idea to keep the slot at the bottom of the second group empty anyway. At the very least, it might maybe possibly increase the chances of a pop by not having a lizard in the western group "block" Lizzy in case she wants to pop there. In my case, it increased my chances of getting the claim, because someone else was camping Lizzy on the east side of the stone formation, so I took up a station on the west side, and by opening the slot in the western group of lizards, it increased the chance that Lizzy would pop close to me (as indeed she did) instead of close to the other camper.

A little addition by way of edit: There are some observations in the food-fight thread on the main forum, to the effect that people have observed Lizzy's pops alternating monotonically between the eastern group and the western group.

I think that we can only consider this idea as speculation at this point, there is no proof. However, it is consistent with my recollections -- I believe that whenever I saw Lizzy pop twice in a row, it was never in the same group twice in a row. She always bounced from one group to the other, back and forth.

You Lizzy campers who still need this drop, give this theory a whirl and see how it works for you: if you see Lizzy pop in one group on your widescan, and don't get the claim or drop, move your station to the center of other group, on the assumption tht she will pop in the alternate group each time.

After you get the drop, please report your observations here for the benefit of the people who are still camping Lizzy.

Edited, Sep 7th 2006 at 2:11am EDT by shadowymithra
Some data and suggestions
# Sep 09 2006 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes, you are correct there is only one place holder, but bottom lizard in the 2nd group (western) has no impact on LL popping. I have already posted this a few pages back. If you don't kill any lizards except the ph in the top group, LL can and will still spawn in the bottom group west from time to time as the 6th lizard in that group.

Second, she does not rotate groups in any obvious pre-determined manner. I have killed her at least 50 times since originally posted the ph information, and I have seen her pop 3-4 times consecutively in the same group.
Camping sucks.
# Sep 06 2006 at 3:07 AM Rating: Decent
Heh, camped him for hours last night, and I pop in today and kill one placeholder and get the pop, and the boots, aint that a b**ch?

He isn't very heavily camped anymore, at least on my server, both times I've gone his area was empty. Last night (Though it was like... midnight.), and this morning, no campers, all the placeholders were there. Go for it.
spawn times
# Sep 06 2006 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
Hello, got a question (`_`)/

When does the Lizzy spawn? Every 3 hours?

Or are there certain days?

And Is it a random spawn? Or camped at one spot?

Any help would be great ^_^, thank you.
spawn times
# Sep 06 2006 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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(My first double-post. ;; )

Edited, Sep 6th 2006 at 4:43pm EDT by shadowymithra
spawn times
# Sep 06 2006 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
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As far as where / how to camp, read the replies below in this thread, they contain absolutely everything you need to know to successfully camp Lizzy.

As far as when Lizzy spawns -- it is totally erratic. I persobnally have killed Lizzy twice in a 15 minute period. And I have personally sat for 4.5 hours between pops.

She's a very moody lizard...
# Sep 02 2006 at 5:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Well this is getting rediculous, i told a friend i was camping it when he asked what i was doing, 20mins later he out-claims me not saying he was going to come, he goes 1/1 also just as i run into view in time to see lizzy's body dissapear and him equip the boots

3 friends have gone 1/1 in the last 2 days, i am 0/5 now and to be honest i think i'm due a Ridill after this >.>
# Oct 09 2006 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
Wow, what a prick. I would not call him a "friend."
# Aug 31 2006 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Ran into this thing as 9THF, had time to go back to bastok, change to main, go back, kill. no drop

Then 1hr later i went back and followed the strat with the 5th east lizard being the PH. i got d/c for almost exactly 1hr but when i came back it popped after 5mins of killing the 5th east lizard. anyway thats me at 0/2 now no competition either time. i guess i'll kill it some more today, provided there isnt a whole load of anons there suddenly -.-

also worth noting, my friend killed it and got drop 1/1 as WAR14 this morning, so i was kinda hoping it would be fate to get me some too ; ;.
lucky luck
# Aug 28 2006 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
w0000t just got my boots tonight!!!!! 1/1!!!!!

just did the Ph thing and kept it slept for 1h lol
then killed it
waited EXACTLY 5 minutes
LL poped
got claim
killed it
droped booooots!!!!!

w000t ty for the info on ph

# Aug 19 2006 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
330 posts
0/13 now... :( I've missed 3 claims total, 1 of them another camper got drop, and another one somebody who wasn't even camping it got drop. My luck is bad. Oh well, my THF is almost 45 maybe TH2 will help some.
# Aug 18 2006 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
I don't understand what the big deal is for it. I got these boots with a warrior friend when my rdm was only lvl 12. Now I'm 41 and I help my friends get it. Sometimes I wait a while before he spawns but when I'm camping I get the claim, kill, and I think I've always gotten a drop. I'm either RDM/BLM to kill it fast or RDM/WHM to help someone solo it(even though I'm in their party). Most of the time I don't even have anything on me when I help so I know it's not something I'm carrying...
# Aug 11 2006 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
just ingore this, trying to show someone something lol >.>

# Aug 09 2006 at 5:16 PM Rating: Default

yes, 0/47

today after getting my 46th and 47th, about to get my 48th kill when a rank 1 lvl 20 whm shows up. 2 minutes later, lizzy spawns right on top of him. he gets claim and kills her, so i ask if he gets drop, he says yes. i ask him what his record is, he says 1/1.

# Aug 23 2006 at 7:30 AM Rating: Good
wow...all I have to say is wow..... right now I'm 0/4 so I hope to god you get yours soon....cause I'm hoping mine will not take as long >.>;
# Aug 05 2006 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I just want to thank DTAngel and SmokesAlot, without your posts i would have been lost. Camped LL for about 2.5 hours. Didn't know TOD, but was able to find the PH east of the tower and was able to hold it for 2.5 hours. LL spawned west of the tower 5mins after killing PH east of the tower. Flee>Steal>Kill>Drop.
2/2 on leaping lizzy
# Aug 04 2006 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
I've fought leaping lizzy twice in my playing of FFXI. The first time I happaned to run into him while walking up to the dunes as a lvl 15 warrior. I got the leaping boots drop, which sold for 800k on my Sylph at that time.

About a week ago, me and my sister were leveling up low level jobs for the heck of it. I was a ninja level 8 and she was a level 8 white mage. I saw a rock lizard up in athe horizon and checked it "Impossible to gauge." We fought it, and beat him a nd got the bounding boots.

The moral of the story, its all about luck when it comes to getting the claim on this mob. I have never gotten a claim on him while farming him. The only times I have were times when I just happaned to see him spawned and engaged before anyone else did (assuming people were farming him at the time) and i'm 2/2 on the drop (though i'd rather the drop still be the Leaping boots).
# Aug 03 2006 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
it seems that everyone i run across has these boots, yet everytime i camp Lizzy there is someone that comes along and steals her from me. ><

just a piece of advice for those who have not staked your claim. i'm 0/14 on this lizard and thats not counting the times its been stolen and there was still no drop. do yourselves a favor and forget about leaping lizzy.
Thf/Rng/War {Can I have it? } >.>
# Aug 02 2006 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
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problem i'm having with lizzy is if I get flee and wide scan I can't get an instant claim move like jump or voke...
Thf/Rng/War {Can I have it? } >.>
# Aug 10 2006 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
139 posts
Try thf/bst. That's what I used for claim, /bst has Charm, and NMs cannot be charmed, but if you use it will get you the claim.
Thf/Rng/War {Can I have it? } >.>
# Aug 02 2006 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
Looking at the jobs in your sig. You can camp LL as dgr/rng (that's what I did), and war/rng for your quick claim JA's. Or you can camp her as thf/rng for flee, WS, and TH, don't forget that you also have Steal to claim. Range on it sucks, but flee makes up for it. You can also use darts as your thf as claiming tools.

You don't need instant JA's to get the claim. I camped VE as rdm/rng with poison 1 and darts as my claiming tools. And with the strat, I only lost the claim 2 out of 17 pops. And that was because VE popped in someones face, or on the opposite side of where I was camping.
easy >_>
# Aug 02 2006 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
this thing is easy to camp i never use /rng or /bst and just sub war... i never miss it either. xD gay got it on 4 chars and i love this item for lower levels
LL < *
# Aug 02 2006 at 6:16 AM Rating: Decent
I helped a guy kill one last night and it didn't drop anything. :(

He killed another LL earlier that day and he said it didn't drop either.
TWO place holders people
# Jul 31 2006 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
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You guys do realize that LL has TWO place holders, right? Meaning, it can spawn off two different lizards in that area.
TWO place holders people
# Aug 02 2006 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
Wrong. Go ahead and go camp LL (when your alone of possible), and kill just the PH that is located in the second set of lizards (west of tower), and no other lizzies. LL wont ever spawn, I garuntee you this.
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