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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# Jul 30 2006 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
139 posts
0/2 on this **** now...thought I would share my experience with LL so far.

The first time I claimed her was pure luck, and a long time ago XD I got her on my whm while passing by in gustaberg a long time ago when this ***** was still dropping Leaping Boots. No drop though.

I just started camping LL for my thf now, and after waiting 5 hours and not seeing a trace of her twice, I came on good ol alla :D I read that 1 PH theory you've got goin up there and started using it. Took me awhile to find the PH cause some idiot was killing all the lizzies in sight (later on after I got claim he started sending me /tells about how I "didnt kill ne of da lizzies 2 hepl wit da spawn" and that I didn't deserve to get claim XD) but I finally found it when all 5 of the lizzies on the east side had spawned up, then I just used Steal (I was THF34/BST5 at the time) and /clock to track the PH/LL's spawn. Son of a ***** finally popped not too far behind me, hit Flee, ran over to her, got claim with Charm. Then I beat her down! But no drop. :(

I'm trying this again later today, I'll edit when I get another claim ^_^

EDIT: 1/3! WOOT!

So I log on and start camping. As soon as I log in I got exactly 34 /checks. I don't know why, but it seemed that everyone in the whole damn zone felt that they needed to examine me. >_>

Anyway I was just sitting there talking to my LS while trying to find the PH. It took me forever to get the damn thing because there were well over 10 people camping her and killing every lizard in sight, but I finally got it. For some reason this time I camped it the PH respawn always seemed to be a bit off, so I became concerned and thought I didn't have the PH. Then I see LL on wide scan, track her, hit Flee and ran towards her. She was only a few feet ahead of me, and I slapped myself for not seeing her XD. Claimed her with Charm and started wailing on her.

Lordtarutaru defeats the Leaping Lizzy.
You find a pair of bounding boots on the Leaping Lizzy.
Randomasshat1 slaps Lordtarutaru.
Randomasshat2 slaps Lordtarutaru.
/t friend I GOT THE DROP
/t otherfriend I GOT THE DROP

I was so happy I equipped them right there and got up from my chair. I went into the bathroom, and pissed. I had been holding that **** in for awhile. It felt good. Very good... >.>

1/3 on this ***** now, and I'm glad I won't be camping her anymore. Now I just gotta camp VE >_>

Edited, Jul 31st 2006 at 4:40am EDT by blackmagick
Time to repost the strat. Here you go.
# Jul 29 2006 at 11:49 AM Rating: Excellent
A lot of questions are coming up about the PH strategy. Let me see if I can clear it up for those camping LL.

First, you need to bring widescan. Run over to the giant rock tower located in S. Gusta that is near Dangruf Wadi, and pull up WS. There are two sets of five lizards that roam about this area. The first set of five is located east of the tower, the second set is located west of the tower. I don't have the widescan list atm, but search these pages and you should find it. LL's placeholder is located in the FIRST set of lizards that spawn east of the tower, and it is the fifth lizard in the group, or the bottom one.

**Now onto the good stuff.

Once you have located the PH, go ahead and track it. Engage the lizard and kill it. As soon as it vanishes hit Sharpshot, or Scavenge. These job abilities take five minutes each to cool down and use again. That is exactly the time it takes for the PH to respawn.

Bring up your job abilities so that you can see the counters for them. The JA you used will be counting downwards from 5:00. Once the timer expires, another rock lizard (the PH) will occupy your list. If LL window is open, then eventually LL will spawn in place of the PH.

This is what gives you the keen edge. With the PH dead, and your timer ticking, you know exactly when the next spawn will be. It may, may not be LL. Either way, you have increased your chances of getting the claim by a huge margin as opposed to someone who isn't using the strat, and is just running around killing ever lizard in sight.

**Some things you should know

- LL's window is one hour, but has been known to pop again very shortly after her last ToD. My current theory with this, is that a certain condition needs to be met in order for LL's window to open prematurely. This condition is not known at this time.

- DTAngel has recently proven that LL has one placeholder (not two). None of the lizards west of the tower will spawn LL, but she can still spawn in that area, and in that group of lizzies.

- Having trouble locking down the PH? Everyone is killing lizzies so you can't figure it out right? Go to Valkurm Emperor's page and look at my "Advanced PH strategies" post to learn how to "lock" down the PH.

# Jul 20 2006 at 2:52 AM Rating: Decent
245 posts
the LL placeholder is located where on widescan?
# Jul 19 2006 at 8:38 AM Rating: Decent
44 posts
hmmm 33 thf no boots yet :p figured i would try and pick them up. had my lvl 33 PLD static duo partner go around and kill lizards when i sat there and widescanned (lvl2 rng sub)finally got the pop and he grabbed it no drop though 0/1 (wish i had THII)
# Jul 13 2006 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
just happen to run by it, killed it and got boots. 1/1, no TH. :p
# Jul 09 2006 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
81 posts
Ok, I've been camping this sucker on Hades for what seems like forever. I've got Scan and I can pick out the PH (fifth of either/both groups of five right?) and kill them repeatedly. Sometimes I'm the only one out there (middle of the damn night). I havn't even seen Lizzy POP.
I got frustrated and started slash/burning lizards for an hour or so. Still no pop.
# Jul 10 2006 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
Where are you camping exactly? I am on Hades as well and up until the time the Boots finally dropped for me, Lizzy seemed inclined to pop near the road nearest F-9 or to the east up the hill a bit. When I finally got my drop, Lizzy popped in the middle of the Quad Campfire on the hill.

There are 3 groups of Lizards. The bottom 2 groups seem to be the ones where the PH is located. I killed the 5th out of each of the three groups until she popped.

I also did this with Rng being all of lvl 2 and I got the entire area in my WS.

Hope this helps. Stick with it. If you see me on and in Basty, give me a yell and I will be happy to physically show you the two places I camped most times. (I also got claim 3~ times a night up until I got drop) If I can get drop, anyone can! Im after Valk Emperor now ><
# Jul 10 2006 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
81 posts
Well I finally saw it. Ofcourse it was in the middle of the day so there were like a dozen people camping it.
I saw it on widescan, but by the time I got there it was dead. :( I think the guy one-shotted it.
# Jul 10 2006 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
81 posts
I'm right on the road at f-8 most of the time. I run out and kill the 5th lizard in each of the three groups, then timer it and widescan.
got em
# Jul 07 2006 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
well i started at 2AM and 12 hr later pop LL appear but a lvl 8 blm got it i was **** but allk the liz came after him so i did what other guy would do help him out i took LL off him ofcourse and killed all liz and guess what i got boot i was 1/1 now just need hairpin.

Now is there anyway to transfer the boots to a mule?
or do i have to go after the leaping boots?

Edited, Jul 7th 2006 at 3:22pm EDT by lostdeath
Quick, hold it's tail so that I can kick it in the face!
# Jul 07 2006 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
FINALLY I got my Bounding Boots of this devil for a lizard. For the past 3 days I have been camping LL on Siren server, the first 2 days for 38 hours w/a rng and using DTangels strat I was able to lay claim 31 tims without drop. The 3rd day I camp as 20rdm/10war by myself and was the only camper so I decide to aggro both full sets (all 10) from W and E and killed them all at once...5min later Lizzy in my face. Kill and drop:) 3rd day total time- 2hours. ToD: Lightningday, 7:27, Waning Gibbous (64%)
# Jul 07 2006 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
Ok Smokesalot says that the PH will be at the top of the list for VE; DTangle says the same applies to LL; However, DTangle also says that LL will be the 5th lizard on WS. Wouldn't that make her at the bottom of the list? So is the PH the top or bottom of the WS list? <I don't know how to answer that question> <Help me out!>
Drop Rate?
# Jul 07 2006 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
I camped LL using DT method on sylph. Claimed 31/38 and 0/31 on drop. Is there something about the moon or TP or weapon skills
that change the drop rate? 0/31 is one of the worst i've seen. A freind of mine has been camping it as well and is 0/21.
Not understanding
# Jul 06 2006 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
Hey everybody thanks for the useful info on the lizzy. I am 0/1 right now, but I was lucky to get the claim. I have read quite a bit about the PH method, but I still dont full understand it. So far this is my understanding, you kill the 5th lizard in WS, then you wait to see if the Lizzy spawns 5 minutes later. That can't be right though. I think DT mentioned that you can just do whatever while you wait for the lizzy to spawn, but when is this waiting time? Could you please explain what you do exactly, very slowly, so new people like myself can understand it? How after only 3 or 4 rounds of killing lizards do you "lock in" the PH? Sorry for not understanding, do you think that you could make a seperate guide for camping the lizzy? That would help alot.
Not understanding
# Jul 07 2006 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
OK, I tried killing the 5th lizard in each group when it spawned, but that must not be right. I tried this for 3 hours, all alone, and the leaping lizard never even spawned. Please somebody who knows how to do this help me!
2 pops in 17 minutes
# Jul 03 2006 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
I am on Ifrit server and I claimed Lizzy only to have her pop again in 17 minutes. I know because I used my two hour to time it. Also she isn't staying within the are designated on the map above. She moves around the outer rims of it too. That's my 2 cents. So far I am 0/3.
# Jul 01 2006 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
i keep tryin that ph strategy and it never pops and how long after i kill the ph should it spawn?
# Jun 30 2006 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
woot got my boots 4am less campers 1/2 LL
# Jun 28 2006 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
291 posts
On my mule/2nd character today running toward Konschtat when I see this big ol' lizard just runnin 'round. I'd been poppin EP so my hp were down to 64/160 (level 10 war no sub). I took a knee expecting the calvary to come rushin in to claim this beast...but no...my hp hits full I pop some attack food, sheep jerky I think it is...then I fire a bolt at it to claim. I'm of course scared, cuz from everything I've ever heard you should be around level 14-16 to attempt soloing it, but wth, it's just a mule right? Even if I intend to do some leveling with it, I'm not overly attached. Besides not claiming would have bothered me all night.

So Lizzy misses her first attack and I connect...good start...as things settle to regular we're hitting each other for nearly identical damage, which is bad cuz Lizzy has a fair amount more hp then I. Pop mighty strikes and the battle tide turns. Doin good damage and startin to think I could win this fight. Then I missed 3 straight attacks during 2 hour and Lizzy hits me with fire ball...getting close again...down to 64 hp...88% tp...gonna be close...make it to 100% tp and Lizzy blesses me with a few timely wiffs...pop a Fast Blade...2 attacks later Lizzy goes down. I was rewarded with 100 xp and my very own Fire crystal. LMAO So much fun! Glad I pulled it. Woulda been sweet being a level 10 no-sub in Valkurm sportin the boots but oh well...got lucky just gettin the win really.

# Jun 27 2006 at 6:22 AM Rating: Decent
Alright well i've camped LL for quite awhile now...

Helpful tips:
~Camp West or East side of the mountain.
~Rotate every 5mins.
~LL is larger and darker than a Rock Lizard
~LL is darker than a Rock Lizard
~Late hours, 12am-3am, less campers.

LL tends to spawn between 1-2hrs, on average a little over an hour and a half. Best suggestions i'd like to say are sand your ground for 75% of the time on the west or east side of the mountain, then rotate your location, opposite of what you decide. Every 5mins switch from west to east and east to west. I've noticed LL tends to spawn in a variety of spots so do not believe you saw him once somewhere you may aswell think hes there again. Thats not the case.. Good luck!
# Jun 25 2006 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
339 posts

Edited, Sun Jun 25 09:28:54 2006
/sigh i hate this NM.
# Jun 24 2006 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
I've spent around 5 and a half hours camping this biotch, 5/5 on claims, 0/5 on drop. ; ;

Victory shall be mine! 1/6 ftw.

EDIT: 0/6. ; ; I was saying obscenities about LL after I killed her and got no drop; someone screenshotted it ><

Edited, Sun Jun 25 23:17:37 2006
/sigh i hate this NM.
# Jun 29 2006 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
/sigh I give up.
More LL observations
# Jun 17 2006 at 12:26 PM Rating: Excellent
18 posts
Ok,its been awhile since I posted, so I thought I would clear some more things up about LL. I have recently been camping him again, so I thought I would update my guide.

1st. There was some concern that there were were 2 LL because of 2 ID numbers, and also because of the fact that LL can pop in the bottom group of 5 lizzards on the widescan list. So to clarify this, I had to camp at times when no one was camping LL to verify what im about to tell you. I noticed that the bottom group of 5 lizards (on widescan list) have a boundary that they do not cross. It is somewhere near the hill. Basically these 5 lizards stay down the hill and never go up the hill to the east. Likewise, the top 5 lizards (on widescan list) never go downhill to the west and mingle with the other 5 lizards. What does this mean? I camped this NM with no competition 1 morning, only killing the PH (lizard #5 in top group.) The first 2 LL pops, both were uphill to east and LL was lizard #5 in top group of widescan list. However for 3rd LL pop, LL popped down hill to the west, and this time on widescan list LL was lizard #6 at bottom of 2nd group of 5 on widescan. So when this happened, there were 5 lizards in that bottom group and LL was sixth. When she pops east and uphill however in top widescan group, there will only be 4 lizards and
LL will occupy #5 spot, in place of the absent placeholder. This without a doubt confirms that there are not 2 LL, she just pops in 2 different places off of that 1 lizard in top group of 5. This is not so hard to believe. Enkylados, by common knowledge, pops off of 1 bonecutter in either round room in upper tower. You can kill ph in the east room, but sure enough Enky can pop in west room. I also bet that Enky has 2 ID numbers as well because of this fact. I really dont know or care that much about ID numbers because I play on ps2. Anyways, this is good news for those who camp without widescan. It means the PH, will never ever be down hill. It is always gonna be 1 of the 5 lizards up by quadav camp and north to south road.

#2. For those having trouble identifying the ph because of campers killing every lizard as soon as it pops, I dont know what to tell you, yes it is harder on this NM than my guide for VE. But still, the more you do it, the better you will get, and it will pay off. SmokesAlot wrote some good info on the VE page for finding, holding, whatever you need to do identify that ph. The info would apply here to as well as any NM that you want to camp with multiple mobs of same type. Personally, keeping tab of 5 lizards, is not that hard, remember mobs never change position on widescan list, so no matter what, at a certain time, a certain lizard will pop in a certain place on that list. Just compile all that data in your head, and use some deductive reasoning. When I camp LL with lots of competition and everyone killing all lizards, at most it takes me 3 rounds of lizards (15 minutes) to lock in on the ph. Once I found the ph, camping anything is easy and relaxing, you can do whatever you want in between pop times. When time is up, i flee, widscan, claim, most of the time before others even flinch. I really believe this is the most consistent way to get NMs, and is alot more stress free. Remember this concept is not just for LL and VE. In all my research and NM hunting, I havent found a NM that doesnt conform to 1 ph, and there for will have some sort of widescan list identification trick. Hope all this helps.

Edited, Sat Jun 17 12:19:05 2006
More LL observations
# Jul 03 2006 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
78 posts
Someone keeps running off with one from the top 5 or something is up!
I was poping lizzy alright with this technique on PS2, and when I switched to xbox I only see 4 every time I look... and this is when I am alone too.

any help would be cool
# Jun 17 2006 at 5:30 AM Rating: Decent
when they say HOLD the last liz if it aint the fifth, what do you mean, and how do you do it?
# Jun 22 2006 at 10:05 PM Rating: Good
27 posts
Go to this thread:


There is a very nice description of how to hold a mob to determine if its the placeholder. It's referring to VE, but it applies to LL as well. Happy Hunting :)
0/3 on LL but still confused on spawns
# Jun 15 2006 at 5:32 AM Rating: Decent
Well first off thanx to the people who did somewhat clarify this topic. After reading some of the messeges i tried my luck with LL @ LVL8 (yeah i know its suicide) with my job MNK/WAR and while killing all the lizzys i eventually managed to see LL and defeated her using a lot of potions. Did so again @ lvl 9 and 10.

I mainly concentrated on the top half of the hill and used a method of counting 5 lizzys and try to spot the PH thats not in a group... but this doesnt always work.

Since i dont have WS, is there any other way to get LL to spawn quicker cause my method isnt very successful on the HADES server.

So far people tell me that
# LL spawns every 2 hours (vanadeil time or earth time)
# Kill the PH, do i have to kill both PH and how can ya easily spot it without WS.

Any help would be greatly appreciated... Aznauze(HADES)
# Jun 14 2006 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
Thanks DTAngel and everyone else for this usefull information, but I just have a question? Ive read over this many times now and am STILL unclear of which one is the PH...Do you need Wide Scan to determine which one is the LAST POP? or as someone else said is it the first pop? Or does it just not matter what order they pop in, is it just the lowest one down on the hill in the top group? Please be a little more clear!
# Jun 14 2006 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
mad @ LL
# Jun 14 2006 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
i fought the leaping lizard 0/10 times and no drops
what am i doing wrong?

Dragongirl Remora Server Drk48/Thf24

P.S. I know this off topic but what the Heck is arcane type mobs please help me out and no im not a noob lol

Edited, Wed Jun 14 14:43:24 2006
RE: mad @ LL
# Jun 15 2006 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
You're just damn unlucky >_<

As for arcane/arcana...they're heavenly creatures (angels etc), as opposed to demons, who are the hellish guys.
RE: mad @ LL
# Jul 13 2006 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
umm arcana are bombs, magic pots, dolls, etc. Heavenly creatures and such are the creatures of lumoria, and demons are the kindred
God loves me!
# Jun 08 2006 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
Yesterday was 1/1 on VE and decided to try my hand at LL. Get here and find that i have a lot more competition. i was tryin to get DTangel's trick to work but the others kept killing it to fast. Finally as i was lookin on WS i saw LL unfortunetly far away. "What the hell ill see if its still unclaimed" and it was! flashed it and killed in 3 hits. Stealthbomber obtains a pair of bounding boots! the rest of the campers were pissed so i got the hell ouda there. 1/1 on both VE and LL in 2 days :D
Leaping Lizzy
# Jun 07 2006 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
Well here is my experience with leaping lezzy (that *****)! I started camping her before the update with hopes of selling the boots which were going for 700k. I was using war30/thf15 and claiming with voke.

A week later playing 8 hours a day I was 0/5

Found out later that if you use a WS to kill your drop rate goes down.

I move to New Orleans and can't play Katrina come through and wipes out my chance of playing for months. Finally a friend let's me use his connection and I create another account.

And thank God PoL gave me my old codes. I get my pld back with all 5 mil in gear. Worth about 10 mil.

On the advice of a friend I get rng and level to 10. The Ws at 10 is perfect for this area. The first night I get 5 claims and kills 0 drops.
Once again I killed with a WS and there you go.

So my friend Xfactor from my LS offers to come and help. He shows me the ph method and here is how it goes. I know this works.

There are two groups of Rock Lizards. If you are lucky enough to get the top group (to the E of mountain) to five the bottom one is always the ph. ALWAYS! kill him and use Sharpshot after counting to 3 and put a message in the macro. Xfactor uses Flee to let him know that LL pops in 1 second or so due to lag. We popped LL twice in 45 minutes. Then again half an hour later. that's right 3 pops in 1:15 minutes.

Wow it works so hopefully my luck will change and I'll get these boots for leveling my nin to 18 so I can take war to 37 and continue my plans for FFXI world domination.

Good luck guys and member don't kill those NM's with a Weaponskill.

Laters and happy hunting.
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