Vana'diel Bestiary: Goblinsavior Heronox  

Found in:Gustav Tunnel
Found at Location:J - 9
Level:55 - 59
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Weak against Light
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

Goblinsavior Heronox Picture

General Info

  • NM is a lottery spawn from the Goblin Reaper that spawns along I-8 and J-8.
  • NM uses Mighty Strikes.
  • Immune to sleep.
  • Builds quick resistance to gravity and bind.

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easy fight
# Oct 30 2008 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
Just fought this guy. Setup was 53 rdm/nin Elv and 53 pld/thf mith. It was a fairly easy fight and me and the pld swapped hate up to distribute dmg (though i got out of the fight with full hp thnks to utsu + stoneskin). This thing hits like a tank though so def food is probably advised(pld ate tav taco). Dropped about 4k gil, gold beastcoin, goblin helm, and the Eisentaenzer. 1/1 on this fight.
P.S. only took about 45 minutes for pop, we just killed everything not being sure which one was PH
# Apr 19 2008 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
Seems to have a decent drop rate. 1/3 for me. Took him as 72whm/nin. He averagely takes me about 30 minutes to spawn. He's a bit tough though and the surrounding goblins make it hard if there's link. I suggest clearing out the other gobs before taking him on. He uses mighty strikes about half way in. i just flashed him and ran in a couple circles till he was done. I'd suggest being lv 70+ for to solo him simply for how much he hits for.
This chased people out of Gustav?
# Oct 24 2007 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
438 posts
Goblinsavior popped about 20 minutes after I killed the local Reapers and Robbers. I believe it was the first pop after the server reset, and I had everything other than the lightning crystal drop. Fought him as BLM/RDM.
# Apr 07 2008 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
Just soloed this as SAM74/RNG37, had NPC out but she didn't do anything.

Meditated to 300%, Sekkanoki- Jinpu > Kasha , Barrage - Gekko, Meditate Kasha = dead. His Mighty Strikes hit kinda hard but nothing Seigan+Third Eye can't fix
2 hour was about 10 mins from being ready the whole fight, glad i didnt need it.

Edit: oh yeah got drop 1/1, spawned after 10 mins of killing the gobs in area

Edited, Apr 7th 2008 10:46pm by eirondos
# Oct 24 2007 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
I was leveling bst down there I was at lvl 47 and had just about killed off ALL the gobs to his spawn point I started to charm and throw pets at him, the area was nearly empty as quick as I could charm one fight recast blink and rest a few mp/hp it was time to grab another pet.
So anyway I get it right down to about 2% health and I run out of pets and a gob spawns so I head back to the zone tail in between my legs when a bat spawns charm fight and bingo drop first time I dont even need it well didnt I plan on messing with war now since my main (bst) is in a static :) heh no idea why bst never get invites!
Oh and IF you must fight this clear the area of gobs your fine as long as no gobs are in sight! because the next day i teamed up with "the best soloing job in the game" an rdm and we both died (he was lvl 60 :P)

Edited, Oct 24th 2007 7:09pm by kataminkhole
He's a ho, but a nice ho!
# Sep 16 2007 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
983 posts
Well, I've been after this NM for a bit now (1/4). Every time I've killed him I've been /THF, and he's dropped about 9k gil for me with a Gold Beastcoin, Goblin Helm, Goblin Mail. That's about 15k in drops, so it isn't too bad. I also steal Mythril Beastcoins from all the nearby non-RNG gobs. I average a little over 1 stack of mythril coins per NM spawn. I have yet to successfully steal anything from the NM, though I have mugged him for near 1k. With each of the gobs dropping 100gil, this really isn't *that* bad. I probably make 20k in pure gil drops every time I camp, with an additional ~35k in items (4 DRK scrolls, Cuir armor, Goblin Helm, Goblin Mail, Gold Beastcoin, a 1.5 stacks of mythril beastcoins).
I suspect there's something funny about this guy's spawn system, as I've never seen him pop in less than 2 hours of camping even though I'm the only one who has camped him in the last day. Also, there are sometimes 2-3 Goblin Reapers near his spawn point, and sometimes one. One of the nearby poachers can repop as a Reaper in the back of the cave near the spawn point (semi-Nue-like). However, the PH is the single Reaper who always spawns at the back of the cave. I was killing him -> Reaper to the west -> reaper to the east -> everything in the middle. Sometimes a middle poacher would respawn as a reaper in the back, and I just killed him with the middle guys. After finishing clearing the middle, the NM spawned on time for the first Reaper I kill, followed by one reaper to the west and one to the east. So it's pretty solid that the one Reaper in the back at J-9 is his PH. I don't know whether killing the other gobs speeds it up at all, but he spawned after a nice RNG (Daffney) and I cleared the whole cave including the gobs to the west.

Short Summary:
1) You're promised about 15k profit per kill on this NM.
2) He takes about 2 hours to spawn
3) The PH is the single Reaper that never respawns as anything else.
4) Sometimes a Poacher respawns as a Reaper
5) Killing all the gobs might speed it up (hence Goblinsavior Heronox
6) Going by the posts here, and factoring in the standard internet "hai luk I got it 1/1!" factor, I'd say it's about a 30% drop with TH1.

Good luck to all future campers. This Great Axe is the best from 46->49, and arguably the best weapon for both DRK and WAR. At 49 WAR should switch to Gigant Axe, and DRK to Barbarian's Scythe.

Edited, Sep 16th 2007 2:28pm by Byrthnoth
Yay for Jhereg!
double post
# Sep 12 2007 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
444 posts

Edited, Oct 19th 2007 9:34am by Beltenebros
# Oct 19 2007 at 5:32 AM Rating: Decent
444 posts
server hiccup!
...and as a SAM65, and SAM68...
# Oct 19 2007 at 5:31 AM Rating: Decent
444 posts
I've been skilling up my NPC down (it's usually empty, and the Cuir drops are good for a couple thousand gil here and there), and have run into Goblinsavior two more times. Each time I've run into GH, I've only had to clear 1 round of goblins/placeholders out of J-9 once before she'd spawn. All three times I've received the exact same drops: 6,000 gil, a Gold Beastcoin, a Goblin Helm, and a suit of Goblin Mail which balances out to about 12,000 in drops. 0/3 on the Eisentanzer- which is neither here nor there since I'm not planning to level WAR to the point where I can use it.

Also of note: Heronox has roughly 8,000hp and {Mighty Strikes} + {Double Attack} tends to hurt... ^^
# Oct 19 2007 at 5:30 AM Rating: Decent
444 posts
I think Alla's just ******** with me now. Rate down and please move along :(

Edited, Oct 19th 2007 9:41am by Beltenebros
# Aug 24 2007 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
popped after 100 minutes of cleaning the hall + the 2 ways.
Party setup: PLD/WAR62

She didn't even use his 2 hours, was really easy bash. Got the drop.
Didn't pop ;_;
# May 19 2007 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
Camped him today for 2 hours, never popped...
I'm unlucky with lottery spawns...
# Apr 06 2007 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
Camped this NM yesterday and got the drop 1/1. I cleared the area of all gobs about 3-4 times before he popped. Only waited about 45 minutes before he popped. Goblin Reaper appeared to be the placeholder. He popped at J-9 on the first map over by the pool. Soloed as 75RDM/37NIN. Very easy fight, didn't take any damage.
fun day
# Feb 19 2007 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
132 posts
Was leveling my 46 BST in the area when I see this guy pop next to me. I knew how strong he was cause he killed my 60 THF a while ago when I first met him, but I decided to take a stab at him anyway. I 2hred a T leech and led him back to the zone getting only one aggro along the way which normally still meant death or zone. As I'm coming up to entrance I see a DRK in AF running up and he spots the gob, quickly pulls out his scythe since I sent my leech after the other gob and no longer had claim on the NM. I try to send an invite while he is spamming everything to get claim and he does and starts beating on my mob. I kill off my aggro and then watch the battle. The 72 DRK/THF 2hrs and does everything possible to stay alive with no luck and dies leaving the mob @ 10%. After DRK dies Heron comes after me knocking me to 150 health before my pet could take hate. A level 40 party which zoned in the area shortly after DRK did gathers around, cheers, and brings me back to full health. I continue with my assault on him. #1 bat = 7%, #2 fly = 3%, # 3 fly = .1%. #4 bat does one hit for 40 damage for the kill. Only 9k gil and a gold beastcoin drop, as well as the goblin mail and helm, but it was a fun battle. That DRK got what he had coming to him, trying to steal other peoples NMs.
Hate this NM :(
# Dec 17 2006 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
153 posts
5 months after being 0/6 and giving up (I never actually gave up...) on this Gaxe for my war I decided to camp again tonight from boredem like I have been doing since I "Gave up". 1/10 >< I was meriting for my 41 NIN, 4 HP, 4 MP (Cassie earring) 4 Crit %+, 4 STR from merits, half the gear, then I get this stinkin axe from one of my boredem camps. Now I really dont know what to do. ><
War or Nin, im still going towards Nin atm I think. /sigh I hate this NM, it has tortured me in so many ways..
Hate this NM :(
# Jan 28 2007 at 9:44 PM Rating: Decent
You're a good guy Clar, I like you :)
Tell Tenzin I said hi, lol. Hug Mits for me :)

Oh, and my lvl 42ish party was there. Blm's gf was PLing
with her 75 whm. I pulled by mistake and we got drop.
They let me (42 war) keep it. Very pimp Gaxe.
I"m in Midgardsormr, Honcho.

Used to be on Alexander.
[]Kriminozo <3[/]

Edited, Jan 29th 2007 12:51am by Vagabunda

Edited, Jan 29th 2007 1:05am by Vagabunda
how much hp?
# Nov 25 2006 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
killed this thing as a 75sam/rng. I started off with 713hp and ended up with 321hp at the end. I'd say he has about 7496 hp. And i didt wanna kill him but he aggrod @_@ dropped every thing but the axe.
Solo @ 46
# Oct 27 2006 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
Was soloing as bst 46 and was about 200tnl... I was deeper at the time when i got a gob to link. I decided to run to Valkrum Dunes zone as fast as I could before they killed off my pet. Zoned back in and decided to kill of mobs closer to zone just to lvl up. Charmed a bat and then saw this gob, I was just going to run by him thinking it was a regular gob but its name caught my eye. checked it <Impossible to gauge!>.

***** it ill try to kill it if anything ill go change to rdm75 and come back for payback had i died xD. Took me 20mins about 12-14pets to take it down to its last breath. There was a party in the area so i ran out of pets to charm when it was at 1% health. Bst being pretty weak alone, <call beast> not up yet and down to 140hp myself i said well im screwed. Had Utsusemi (sp?) up since i had /nin wacked it about 4x.

Thing droped 6k gil, gold beastcoin, got 136exp, its stinky armor, but no axe.
Over all a fun and scary fight at lvl 46, and even though i didnt get axe, I was satisfied it was dead xD.
graspee's story
# Oct 11 2006 at 10:22 PM Rating: Decent
3,896 posts
I camped this for 6 hours 15 minutes (!) before it finally popped.

On thf73 with nin sub the gob posed no threat whatsoever. I kind of started to kite when two hour was used but I wasn't getting hit so I just ignored it. The only damage I took was getting hit once with no shadows for 46 and a bomb toss on me for 89. I was doing same sort of damage as I had been on the other gobs for hours and hours and hours.

Mugged for 1228 gil.

Final drops: (firesday full moon 95%)

9140 gil
goblin helm
goblin mail
gold beastcoin

I was so glad it dropped because I doubt I would camp it again. I didn't expect it to take so long.

The only good part about camping it is that you get 100 gil a time off each gob, and the chance to get absorb scrolls (npc for 1.5k), stun scroll (npc for 3k), cuir armor bitz (ah for 1k to 10k depending) and steal mythril beastcoins (20 to 25k a stack). This means that not only are your shihei and food costs covered, you can make a small profit too.

I hate this NM :(
# Sep 27 2006 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
153 posts
0/6 and I want this Great axe, the one time I had to wait 6 and a half hours camping for him to show his ugly mug, another time 4 hours, its random and starting to annoy me, I dont want to level my war without it. :(
I hate this NM and it hates me. ; ;
Beaten by EXP party
# Aug 20 2006 at 6:10 AM Rating: Decent
503 posts
I was in an exp party here on my Ninja, level range was 40-42. Everyone in the party were FFXI veterans, so we all knew the risks, but decided to go for it anyway, seeing as we were about to disband anyway. Here was our setup:


So, our Samurai pulled him, and the bard was playing madrigal and minuet. I was struggling to keep my shadows up - he loves to spam goblin rush, which would hit for about 300-500 if all my shadows were down (usually hit for about 100-200 per swing. We all just spammed our WS's until he got to about half health, and popped up Mighty Strikes. I got a little freaked out, and asked the bard to play mambo for me, since a Goblin Rush with mighty strikes would kill me for sure.

With the Goblin at about 10% health, he started to spam bomb drop, and our Drk was usually successful in stunning him.. but pulled a lot of hate in doing so. The NM turned, Goblin Rush the drk, causing the only death of the fight. Eventually we beat him... very tough fight, but very fun. The axe dropped along with a few thousand gil and a gold beastcoin. We gave the axe to the drk, who was very grateful, then we all parted ways ^^
# Aug 13 2006 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
I remember when I got the Eisentaenzer, I was partying there as my PLD(don't remember which level.) and the puller happened to see him, feeling like bigshots we tell him to pull it, we got it down to maybe 30-40% before we were forced to run. Outside by some odd chance, a party members friend (66NIN/33WAR) was standing right there, we alliance with him and go back in for round 2. We killed the stupid goblin and I lotted about 997 on Eisentaenzer. ^.^
# May 24 2006 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
873 posts
Had just soloed to 63, when I saw this fellow again. I've seen him a number of times, but wasn't about to fight them under the circumstances [He always LOVES to spawn after my NPC's done for the day].

Well... Fresh level, and my NPC was callable... So I figured I'd give it a try. Cleared out all the goblins, and pulled him to the stairs, so I'd have more of a chance to zone if I felt the need. >.>;

{Hundred Fists} took a good chunk of his health, but for some reason, my {Shoulder Tackle} didn't seem to stun his damn bombs... Not that they were really worth stunning.
Now, {Mighty Strikes}... Ow. I was suddenly getting hit for 110-160, and not that slowly. His accuracy's also pretty good... I had enhanced Dodge, and mostly evasion gear on... With my actual evasion skill being at a pretty good level.
I got dropped to 400 or so, but a Chakra and Cure IV from NPC was all I needed to finish him off.

End result?
36 EXP, 6000 gil.
Goblin helm, goblin armor, gold beastcoin, eisentaenzer. :)
You know, I really had my heart set on that lightning crystal. <.< >.>
Anyway, not sure of level in this case... Had my NPC out, but also had Empress Band activated.

Edited, Wed May 24 19:58:37 2006
# May 14 2006 at 6:39 AM Rating: Decent
62rng/nin. Owned me pretty good. Didn't bring bloody bolts, blind bolts or anything. Was camping Obow and ran to check if Bune was up and saw him instead.

Decided to try it, but no luck. Took it to about 70% before going down. Knocked shadows out, and just couldn't get them back up. May try it again soon if i can figure out a better strategy.
Targeted this gob by mistake...ooops !!
# Apr 12 2006 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
I'm leveling in Gustav as 46bst w/ my wife as a 39whm. I occassionally allow my exp. to be "gimped" by letting her party w/ me to get some exp. Anywho, we had been killing goblins in the first room for about 2 or so hours with no problems whatsoever. So, I charm a leech as usual and commence to set it on a goblin, however as I "Heel" it back into tunnel so I don't get any aggro, I notice it has a strange name above it......I'm like....Oh **** !! I tell my wife, "hon, i think we just pulled an NM". She's like, "are you sure?". I'm like, "Oh yeah". So, we decide to try our luck imagining that we could do it as long as we use a few pets. Needless to say, The gob totally pawns my pet in quick measure. I scramble to find another pet but guess what???....Every damn fly is "conning" tough....OHHHHHH ******* !! So, i quickly pop a jug pet out, (sheep familiar). Can I say totally worthless friggin pet ?!? Well, between the death of my first charmed pet and popping my jug pet, the gob runs at my wife due to the fact she attempted to enfeeble it during battle w/ pet. Can you say "D.O.A" ?? Yep, she's Dead on Arrival. So, I manage to find another pet in the upper tunnel as I run to the zone to save my butt. I charm bat and get ready to set it on the gob when he catches up to me. By this time, my wife fortunately had reraise up, she catches up to me in the upper tunnel. I'm like...He's coming and i'll try to keep pets on him and maybe we'll get lucky. The last i can recall seeing, the gob's hp was at about 65 percent. Anywho, we just wait there and NOTHING !! I'm like, hmmmm, he should be coming by now as my pet is dead. He never came after us. So, I'm thinking maybe the lvl 49bst who was in there, (bugsy) took claim or something. So, we cautiously make our way back to the main room. And there is the gob, (back to 100 percent health) just walking around. Well, my wife high-tails it back to jueno, changes into her 67pld, and comes back as I wait in a safe place. When she arrives, I charm tough leech....(mischarm of course, ha ha), tame it, recharm (sticks this time) and 2 hr. Then i set it on mr.gobby. My wife jumps in and begins to melee which obviously takes hate now. I jump in with the melee too and we are making decent damage on him. He does however due some pretty decent damage with a few of his moves which drops my wife into the low yellow. She's got a bit of mp though and drops a few cure III's on herself. I drop a regen on her and were good to go. We wittle the gobby down slowly but surely. My wife ran out of mp quickly and told me to dissengage and rest mp to heal her. I rested, dropped her a couple cure III. Rested, dropped her a 3rd cure III and then it was all she wrote.....Gob dead !! Yeah, it was a rush. It dropped gold coin, 3000gil, goblin helm, goblin mail, and a weapon for war/drk (axe with german sounding name). My wife asks me if im going to level war or drk, and im like, yeah, probably one day. So i lot and get it, i get the gold coin too, but as she is planning on going back to jueno and change back to whm, i tell her to disband so i can continue exp. until she gets back. As she's party leader, the goblin mail and helm stay with her, but her inv. is full and we loose stuff...ahhhh. Don't know if the goblin armor was worth much though, (hope not). Anywho, It was fun and I recommend everyone try this bad boy at least once.
Very fun
# Mar 17 2006 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
Soloed him last night 46 BST. 10-15m Got 6k, 102xp, Gold Coin, Gob armor. Funny thing was that I was on the phone and in a "I dont give a ****" mood and didnt clear any of the other gobs. I sat right in the center of them and grabbed pets over their head and never got add-on. Super fun!
How to Spawn
# Mar 15 2006 at 10:56 AM Rating: Excellent
176 posts
He has one place holder in the room.

How you can tell which is PH is...
theres 3 gobs in the room the 4th is the placeholder(the ones by ramp do not count) a goblin Robber,Reaper,Poacher he can spawn as all 3 of these! >.<;;

the way you can tell is by finding which gobs you see two of kill both and if one spawns in diffrent type thats placeholder!

respawn on PH is 14 mins so geting this NM to pop is a PAIN! i camp him once a day since my warrior hit 42 im currently 0/6 as 63bst/thf

Hope this helps! happy hunting

Edit: its smart to kill all gobs anyways because you dont want links anoying you >.<;

Edit: 1/7 =)

Edited, Thu Mar 16 13:06:07 2006
# Feb 14 2006 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
435 posts
Was in a little bit of a skillup party with a 64PLD, a 64WHM, and myself, 63BLM. Walking past, we saw this guy hiding in the corner, and decided to try. We agreed to sleep him first and enfeeble as best we could without waking him. WHM elemental-sealed and tried to stick Sleep- resisted. So I followed with an elemental-seal Sleep II- also resisted. My enfeebling magic isn't great, but its not horrible either, 181 with my Wizard's Coat. I'm guessing this guy is impossible to sleep unless you're much bigger, if it is possible at all.

We made due, PLD voked and used Vorpal Blade when it was ready, and was hitting for about 90-100 on average. He was getting hit for about 30, but some of Goblinsavior's criticals broke 100, especially when he used Mighty Strikes at about half health. None of my nukes were resisted, but this thing does have quite a bit of HP.

Also, I attempted to Stun him whenever he would try Bomb Toss, but apparently he resists that, too. Tried three times total, all resisted, even with capped dark magic.

Still, it was a very easy fight, and we were never in any danger. When he went down, I received 12exp and 2000g. He dropped two lightning crystals, a goblin helm, a suit of goblin mail, and a gold beastcoin. Thanks to Castleguard and Brobian on Sylph for the help!
# Jan 12 2006 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
k so im lvling bst here at 47 and this guy pops.
i cleared gobs around the room first then rest to full.(BST/NIN at the time btw)

i engage with T fly and 2hr. pointless as its dead in 2mins, hit hard and fast. WS did 200-600 on pets. after 15mins this guys 50% and i'm gettin woried about links. cos theyre everywhere, and finaly i get agro (._.;) so zone.

was so fun trying to solo i tried again^^
it finaly went down after i teamed up with a fellow BST (can't remember name but, /cheer) dropped everything on list too^-^

Edited, Thu Jan 12 21:31:40 2006
Killing spree
# Dec 20 2005 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
Was in the Gustuv tunnel last night fighting with some friends, watched some guy accidently drag the NM up to the front of the cave while pulling. Didnt think much of it, as just expecting the NM to dissappear and go back to his start spot. We go to leave and low and behold he's still hanging out in the top tunnel. Just about zoned before my friends war got chopped up, but it had already took out a 75blm and there were more bodies around. Talk about a lot of ppl at the zoning point getting healed.
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