Vana'diel Bestiary: Centurio X-I  

Found in:Quicksand Caves
Job:Black Mage
Level:62 - 64
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Earth
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

Centurio X-I Picture

General Notes

  • NM is a lottery spawn from the Antican Signifier at H-9 or H-10 on the first map.
  • Uses Manafont.
  • Casts freeze, can be stunned.
  • Has roughly 5,000 HP.

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# Oct 09 2014 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
I didn't get the drop, but as a level 60 SMN I'm happy to report my team of Taru trusts Kupipi, Koru-Moru, myself, and little Sakura handily defeated this guy with Shiva's help. A couple double slaps and he was down for the count. I killed a single placeholder and he was the next spawn, only 2 other people in the zone and I have no idea where they are. I guess that's one plus for the servers being less populated these days: less competition for NMs. Or maybe everybody else is busy being lv 99 and stuff? 0/1

Edited, Oct 9th 2014 3:42am by Taikenyukin
# Jan 08 2009 at 4:58 PM Rating: Good
Has anyone seen or known of a Thf soloing this guy without Ni Shadows? 73 Thf/Nin here. Personally, I don't even want to fight this guy, but no one will let me do Under Observation without Stonega II, which is BS. Anyway, just wondering if anyone has had success fighting this guy with thf.
# Mar 12 2009 at 8:33 AM Rating: Good
435 posts
Just did it as THF75/NIN. Got 1 link and the worst he did to me was cast Flood. Just whip around him, SAWS, and problem solved.
Lng Spawn ime
# Sep 28 2008 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
Ok here's a fact, i'm camping this right now for my GF Taryn 75RDM Bismarck Server. We started at 11:45pm est. It is now 5:59 am est, still no pop. Been killing every ant that has spawned. I'm still here tired as hell.
5 + Hours!!!
# Jul 29 2008 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
79 posts
Ive camped him many times and hes taken no longer than 2:30 to pop. Well, last nite was over 5 hours!!! I was the only one in the zone camping him and killing PH. Filled up on Mythril beast coins and Ant. bodies...So dont get all excited when the 2:30 mark comes up, you might be sadly disapointed.

Really wish my blm had that Stonega II.......
spawning point
# Jul 07 2008 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
where in caves does this guy spawn?
spawning point
# Jul 08 2008 at 9:01 PM Rating: Good
754 posts

First map, H-8. PH is the signifier, Respawn time is 2-3 hours after kill.
Soloable with most jobs 75 w/no shadows. Without shadows healer is recommended, manafont + AM can be mean.
My Epic Battle and Woes
# Jun 04 2008 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
So I just thought I'd share my story as of now...
I've spent the last 4 nights camping this guy with my brother after work.
I am 61 DRG/WHM and he is a 62 SMN/WHM.
As of right now we are 0/7 on the cloak and stonega II :(. He has ALWAYS popped in roughly 2.5 hours. The Signifer at the 2 hr 16 min mark is the PH EVERY time. He's never taken longer.
Anyways I log on earlier today by myself with both characters and theres no one around so I clear the room and then go do some laundry and return to see Centurio all there by himself! So I had the SMN pull him into the tunnel where carby tanked him for a little bit, then I finally got to controlling the DRG and used a reraise earring. After getting silenced Firaga II went off and killed the DRG ; ;. Then I used Searing Light and got him to about 30% when carby died because Blizzaga II went off, also killing the SMN. In the meantime I had brought the DRG back to life used Call Wyvern cast dia (HB III), and since I'm not very good at monitoring 2 screens, noticed I had over 200 tp. Used Penta Thrust, Jump, High Jump and that sucker died. It was so epic I had to share, since I survived with just 34 HP.

now 0/8 on cloak...
My Epic Battle and Woes
# Jun 27 2008 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
This NM is cake took it out np rdm/nin never even made it through stoneskin. silence resisted but para2 interupted majority of his spells. 1/1 shaman's cloak :)
SMN solo at 68..
# May 20 2008 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
I solod this guy today (20/05-2008) with Fenrir. I only had to recast him once.
The only "hard" part was that when fenrir died he came after me and linked one on the way, but i got fenrir up and i Assaulted the link, made fenrir do Eclispe Bite, and X-I was dead. thats how easy he is...
# May 05 2008 at 5:51 AM Rating: Default
Seriously a party of 75s didn't wipe to this guy.

I solod him all weekend as a 75 drk/thf killed him 8 times total got a cloak for Cure account and a cloak for sirchedda. Also got 2 stonaga 2 and 3 along with 4 or 5 darksteel ores. I had cure zone in to get cloak then warp out. I did however die 1 time because I got silenced and had him down to under 100hp when i got hit with tornado i had already used weapon bash to stop another AM spell. i should have used flee and got out of range but i thought i could hit him 1 time b4 he cast. I missed his spell did 600dmg so i have 80hp left and he shoulder slams me for 83dmg.
And who says WHM can't be DD
# Feb 18 2008 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
Just killed this for my second time in 2 days SOLO as a WHM75/BLM37. He's very slow casting spells, and you can usually hit him hard enough times with even Staff (yes, I didn't bring my Club for Hexa/BlkHalo, just had my Kirin's Pole for Staff Spirit Taker & Retribution) enough times to suck out his HP for a Spirit Taker to refill your own MP. Retribution did on average 550-600 per use. He highly resists Silence, even with ES, but Paralyze, Dia, and Slow stick very well. Just pop on Haste, Ice Spikes, Stoneskin, Blink and pound away. Echo drops will help, but in 2 fights only needed one. I let the SS/Blink take the hits (he misses waaay too much) and Silence usually wore off first. When he tries to cast either Quake, Burst, Tornado, or any other spell, the Blink or SS can take it without a hitch. I never hit orange HP. He loves to spam Sleep, Sleep II, Burn, Blind, usually pretty one after the other. Almost all of them never stuck. I never saw him use a 2hr ability, even though the fight lasted over 3 minutes each time.
First kill got me the Stonega II scroll (which is what I came for) plus an adaman ore. Second kill netted me Stonega III and iron ore and Antican Robe. The one Antican Signifer there is the Placeholder, which respawns exactly 16 minutes after last one was killed. It can take anywhere from 2-6 Signifers to die before you pop this NM, which will spawn exactly at the 16 minute mark when Signifer would pop. There's only 1 Signifer, 2x Hastastus, and 2x Princeps there. I do recommend killing the other ants in between pops or when this NM pops they may link to it. Ignore the spiders and worms, they'll just get annoying if they add into the fray.
So overall saying this guy can wipe out a whole party of 75's means they either had no clue what to do, had all the other 4 ants link (I was even able to sleep the link I had on second kill, then take care of it after NM while never hitting orange), or they all went AFK. As a solo DD WHM player, I can't understand how a heavy DD person with help would've had any trouble. Ehhh just my luck and/or opinion. Now for the Shaman Cloak.....

Edited, Feb 19th 2008 1:42am by DanWHM
# Feb 14 2008 at 3:34 AM Rating: Decent
dsolod, bah
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LOL, I wouldn't get that hung up on Rdm/Nin or Rdm/anything, I have seen a PLD, DRK, 2 RDM's,2 NIN's, SAM, and a DRG all 75's get their butts handed to them by this guy, not in a pt, but either soloing or Duoing.

Shadows are a must, so /NIN or /WHM is needed to solo this guy. If you don't, when he Manafont's you might as well kiss your butt goodbye. You might get lucky and he'll do his worthless spells, like Sleepga, Burn, Bio II etc., though it's every few fights he does dumb things like that.

As before Super Jump will interrupt his Manafont spells(you have to time Qauke, Tornado, Burst etc correctly or it won't interrupt it), also I have found out that Paralyze interrupts his Manafont spells, and it sticks fairly easily. As I have WHM subbed on my DRG and I have been soloing him since 64, it should be noted that if you have at least the eqauvelent of a 30 WHM's enfeebling skill you can land a Paralyze and save your butt possibly.

But to be fair, I have seen RDM's own this guy, but also they were douing him as well with another 75.

Also a 75 Blu can just comepletely destroy this guy, I watched a guy the other night just kill him in about 1 minute. But then again I've seen my 70 SAM friend smoke him in 30 secs too, only my friend 2 houred for quickness, that and he had never fought this guy before.
UMMMMMMMMM i solo this as a rdm/nin 75 np by myself no help ???? are you sure your server just dosent have garbage people in it??? this nm is easy prey ?? i saw this dumb post and first thing i did was create an account and had to respond to this dumb post, funny thing is i just got done killin the NM 2 times today. as what a RDM/NIN 75.
# Feb 16 2008 at 7:07 AM Rating: Decent
Drodaddy wrote:
UMMMMMMMMM i solo this as a rdm/nin 75 np by myself no help ???? are you sure your server just dosent have garbage people in it??? this nm is easy prey ??

Wow, you have absolutely no reading comprehension skills at all do you?

And apparently you have minimal typing skills as well. >.>

I suggest reading the post over and over and over, til you understand what it I was saying. You want the jist of what I was trying to say in the simpliest way I can? Here ya go:

Don't get cocky with your RDM/NIN or RDM/whatever, I've watched several get smoked by this guy. Because of the e-peen RDM/NIN is "Uber" thought process. >.>

Truth is, is that if you catch this guy when he's having a bad day, all I can say is good luck. He may be EP to a 75, but he's capable of smoking your butt if he feels like it.

Drodaddy wrote:
i saw this dumb post and had to respond to this dumb post

Wow, you took the words right out of my mouth, well I wouldn't have put it so......let's just say "3rd grade-ish".

Drodaddy wrote:
funny thing is i just got done killin the NM 2 times today.

Funny thing is, is that I've killed this guy 10 times in the past week. And I've killed this guy hundreds and hundreds of times in the past year. >.>

Drodaddy wrote:
as what a RDM/NIN 75.

What, am I supposed to be impressed? I've been killing this guy(soloing) since I was a 64 DRG/WHM. So you tell me, am I supposed to be impressed at a 75 RDM/NIN?, when at 11 levels below 75 I killed him myself. There's a reason you don't see many 64 RDM/NIN's trying to take this guy on. Matter of fact I've never seen a RDM/NIN below 74 trying to kill this guy. >.>

You want me to be fair? OK, I've seen 1.......1 75 RDM/NIN take this guy on while never dipping below 90% health, and he had a link to contend with as well. What can I say the kid was good. Most RDM/NIN's I've seen that win against him, have trouble staying alive against him. I've seen every single job so far die to him(at 75), except SMN. I've even seen 75 duo's die to him. Hell I watched a 75 NIN get smoked by him last night.

So with your post, I'd say you have been killing him on his good days when he doesn't {Manafont}>some nice ~ga spell> {Sleepga}> a nice AM spell= you either dead or close to it.

Until you die to him several times when he casts the worst possible combo on you, don't sit there and tell me my post was "dumb", especially the way you did it, lmao. >.>

Drodaddy wrote:
are you sure your server just dosent have garbage people in it???

I hope I'm not on your server, and I hope never to be. You are the "garbage" you speak of. >.>

Good day.
# Feb 14 2008 at 3:17 AM Rating: Decent


Edited, Feb 14th 2008 6:37am by Drodaddy
Soul Plate
# Sep 13 2007 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Capturing this on a Soul Plate gives:

<Magic Attack +15%>(FP:23)
solod, bah
# Aug 29 2007 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
Well in this game I try to multitask whenever possible so I am not wasting time by doing something boring (ie camping an NM) so for the past week on and off I have been camping this guy and lvling my npc at the same time. and seen it pop twice but lost claim, sadly every other person has gotten the cloak, when I did it all it dropped was a scroll of stone III and quake, so meh, 50k for my troubles but in the end that is what Ive spent in powders and meds camping him lol.

So what I would do is between signifer kills I would go kill the ph for antican praefectus in the next room, which he eventually spawned and the story is quite funny but ill post that under that NM, anyways. I finally see this guy spawn for me and I was alone (a number of days I have spent several hours killing ph and never had him spawn) So I get the claim and had a fairly empty room because I was killing everything but the worms to level my npc. At the time I had my npc out and she is only lvl 42 so needless to say she died after two -aga spells ; ; This guy was a real pain though, usually blm NMs ive fought when they do their 2 hour they cast things like sleepga a lot or big tier IV's but not this guy he freaking spammed -aga IIs and IIIs so things got a bit dangerous luckily I was still subbing whm from a thing I did earlier so a DS+Cure III +Cure III +some hipots took care of that, in the end I ran out of mp from having to cure myself since he used so many freaking -aga spells. Didnt take very long to kill him though and after all that, no drop ; ; oh well. This guy would be easily soloable by a rdm/nin, or rdm/anything really. A drk/thf or similar could also take him solo I think, having a stun would have helped tremendously and of course since it is a blm you could drain/aspir
solod, bah
# Sep 04 2007 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
LOL, I wouldn't get that hung up on Rdm/Nin or Rdm/anything, I have seen a PLD, DRK, 2 RDM's,2 NIN's, SAM, and a DRG all 75's get their butts handed to them by this guy, not in a pt, but either soloing or Duoing.

Shadows are a must, so /NIN or /WHM is needed to solo this guy. If you don't, when he Manafont's you might as well kiss your butt goodbye. You might get lucky and he'll do his worthless spells, like Sleepga, Burn, Bio II etc., though it's every few fights he does dumb things like that.

As before Super Jump will interrupt his Manafont spells(you have to time Qauke, Tornado, Burst etc correctly or it won't interrupt it), also I have found out that Paralyze interrupts his Manafont spells, and it sticks fairly easily. As I have WHM subbed on my DRG and I have been soloing him since 64, it should be noted that if you have at least the eqauvelent of a 30 WHM's enfeebling skill you can land a Paralyze and save your butt possibly.

But to be fair, I have seen RDM's own this guy, but also they were douing him as well with another 75.

Also a 75 Blu can just comepletely destroy this guy, I watched a guy the other night just kill him in about 1 minute. But then again I've seen my 70 SAM friend smoke him in 30 secs too, only my friend 2 houred for quickness, that and he had never fought this guy before.
solod, bah
# Jan 21 2008 at 8:28 AM Rating: Decent
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MNK/THF (75) + Hundred Fists > C-XI

He doesn't even get to cast anything.

Though I need something better than TH1, my drop rates suck >_<

0/10 on cloak.
0/10 on Stonega II
Sorry but...
# Jul 17 2007 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
Ok I know I've posted about this NM 2 other times, but I have to post this cuz I love it. ^^

Ok, so I was looking around other FFXI websites yesterday, and I stumbled upon cannotlinkto. And on that site it states this: "Can be soloed by 60 Rdm/Nin", "or 2 Level 66 jobs", LMAO. So I'm just sitting there laughing, and I post on there(I'm the only one who has, lol). And when I got home from work, I go and farm in Quicksands like usual. When I see this 75 Rdm/Nin that's been hanging out in there for the past few days(Teslas) trying to get the Shaman's Cloak, and I start clearing out the room. And I kill my first Signifer in there since I arrived. Now for the past few days, I haven't been able to pop this NM even while killing the PH for hours. But today was different, Teslas and I are the only ones there so I figure if it spawns I'll give him claim since he's been here for a few days trying to get it with no luck.

While I'm clearing the room for the 2nd time he pops, I had just barely got done killing an Hastases, and I send Teslas a /tell saying "Hey, if you want him he's right in front of you...". But this kid hasn't moved and so I say ***** it, and as soon as I have full MP, I cast Stoneskin/Blink/Regen(I wasn't even close to full HP, I was at around 900/1107 HP). And I run to this NM to show a 75 Rdm/Nin what a 65 Drg/Whm could do, cuz cannotlinkto kinda got under my skin with their Rdm/Nin elitest attitude. >.>

I started off good, no problem but like usaul this NM popped his 2 hour on me @ 70-75% HP. But here is where it got interesting, a Princeps popped when the NM used it's 2 hour, and the Princeps(and this is unusual for a freshly popped mob) immediately aggroed me. So I didn't think I was gonna survive, but here is what's funny about this fight: Princeps @65 still con at EP to me, and whenever I get a link the links hit me twice as hard. But the NM started casting its nice little ~ga spells, I {Super Jumped} to waste some of its timer. As soon as I come back down the NM(like all mobs when I do this) immediately aggroes my Wyvern, and then the Princeps casts his lovely {Flash} on me, so my Wyvern has complete hate from the NM. And this probably saved me a lot of trouble, because he just destroyed my Wyvern while I just pounded away at him. But since both me and my Wyvern were so low on HP and the NM used {Jamming Wave}, I popped my 2 hour, and immediately commenced in destroying his ***. ^^ All while being beaten down by a Princeps, lol. And just dropped the NM like a bad habit, and then proceeded to destroy the Princeps, and brought my Wyvern back out to join in the fun. And I got what I've wanted since I started soloing this NM.....my Shaman's Cloak, YA!!! I got:

Shaman's Cloak
Iron Ore
Stonega II(I was suprised to find out this is worth some good gil)
Copper Ore

And all I can say is sorry to Teslas, poor kid has been camping this NM for the Cloak for the past few days, and I got the drop on my 5th solo attempt. But I did try and give him claim to it, so I don't feel so bad. ^^ Poor kid probably fell asleep while camping him, lol.
Easy son....wait!....kinda easy^^
# Jul 10 2007 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, so I was farming Ant Pauldrans, Dark Crystals and Coffer Keys. And I found myself in this NM's room when I had just got a Coffer, and started killing off all the Ants for said items. When I had cleared the room, I was waiting for repops because it's a fairly safe place to solo/farm. And while I'm waiting I notice that the Signifier hasn't repopped, so I'm debating if I should kill this thing or not. So I turn to my girlfriend, she says "Why not?", so I'm thinking "Well if I die, Oh well, cuz I'm just farming items". So as I'm clearing all new pops in the room, this guy pops, and here is what I did,lol:

Stoneskin, Blink, Barfira, then rest me and my Wyvern to full health. Now I am a 65 Drg/Whm, with 354 ATT and 272 Def, and my level was the reason I was worried about going after this NM, I have more then enough ATT to deal with this NM. But I made sure that I had around 100 TP, my Wyvern had almost 300 TP for HB 3, so I was ready to go. Now I didn't have to engage or cast on this NM, he aggroed me without hesitation.

So the fight started off good, I WS'd him after the first hit put me above 100 TP, immediately took 1000 HP off of him, which was a nice chunk of his life so I was feeling good, my Wyvern was dealing around 100+ HP of damage to him every hit. But here is where it got fun, LMAO: After my first WS and 3 more hits from me and about 4-6 from my Wyvern this guy decided to 2 hour<he was at about 70-75% HP when he 2 houred>(I didn't notice at the time he did it), and proceeded to destroy me and my Wyvern with his ~ga spells. I was on split-screen on my TV, so I wasn't able to read everything or see everything that was going on in this fight, and this made it crazy for me.

Now, I didn't notice it but on this NM's 3rd ~ga spell, he killed off my Wyvern at the same time I was triggering my HB 3. And since I was on split-screen, I didn't notice he was dead, and I'm sitting there spamming Dia over and over, with no HB 3. And by the time I noticed my Wyvern was dead, it was too late to recall him or cast a Cure-anything on myself. Cuz the NM was on his 2nd ~ga spell after my Wyvern's death to finish me off. >.> But hey at least I got him down to 1/2 health before I got smoked, and learned how to deal with him. >.> So I Bloodwarp back to Basty(I love the new Whitegate Tele's^^), go outside and smoke a cigerette, talk to my female for a minute, then come back in, and here is where my night was made, lol:

I started heading back to Quicksands for more farming, and I do my usual farm tactic, kill for Coffer Key, Crystals, and Pauldrans. Finally I make my way through enough Ants to make my way back into this NM's room, and he's still there O.O So, I said "***** it! Why not, he already used his 2 hour", cleared out the 2 Ants that were close to him, and got lucky that no one came in while I was coming back from Basty or while I was doing this.

And Oh, how easy he is when he can't 2 hour^^, I flatout smoked him, woot^^, I didn't even have to trigger HB 3, not even close this 2nd time around. My only concern came when he tried to cast Tornado on me, but Super Jump interrupted that spell, no problem.

So it's possible to solo this NM at 64-65(Drg), if he doesn't 2 hour on you, if he does you better have a good back-up to his damage he deals out with Manafont to you and your Wyvern. He takes damage like a Signifier, even though he is supposedly a higher mob then a Signifier, I was doing constant 110-165 HP of damage to him every hit, with upwards of 290 HP Crits, and my Wyvern was doing constant 100+ Hp of damage every hit. Just remember to save your Super Jump for an off the wall Tornado, Qauke, or Flare he might cast. Here's what I was wearing for info to other Drg/mage's that might solo him at the same level:

Jaridah Peti
2x's Energy Earrings +1(Ya I know, but it gives me 2 Def so...)
Sun Ring
Garralous Ring(sp?)
Mermans Gorget(for Def)
Amemet Mantle(sp?)
Morion Tanthum
Swordbelt +1
Drachen Finger Gauntlets
Drachen Armet(for HB 3)
Green Beret +1(for ACC, and Def over AF)
Drachen Greaves (Never take these off when soloing, or using Jump/High Jump)
Dark Mezraq (helps Wyvern out when it lands Evasion Down)
Drachen Brais(for Wyvern HP+, which translates into HB stats)
Meat Mithkobob(currently gives me +64 on my overall ATT)

With Stoneskin, Barfira, and Blink to start off.

Also my Polearm is about 12 or so levels under cap, so my ATT should be around 370 or so with Meat, but I haven't pt'd in the past 4 levels, due to farming for gear the past month and a half.

But good luck to any Drg at 65 that solo's this NM, he takes hits like a b**ch, put can dish out some good damage with his Manafont. And I didn't get my Shamans Cloak this time around, but I wasn't really after it this time, as last time my friend got the drop since he killed the NM. But at least I got:

Stone III
Iron Ore
Antican Robe

So, at least I got something good to sell, but oh well I'm happy I killed it. Good Luck to others that go after this NM^^

Edited, Jul 10th 2007 4:20pm by Nuhnisgodly
Easy son...
# Jun 25 2007 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
Went after this guy today, cuz my friend was bored and wanted to just plain kill stuff.

First we cleared the room of everything except the Spiders, then since that went so quick we went to the next room and started clearing that. But after 2 kills the Ants started popping again. And 2 Ants repopped, so I started in on them and when I started fighting the first one is when this guy popped.

I rested for MP, but my friend went after him since someone else entered the room and we didn't want them to get the claim, since we did the work.

Before I could even get anything back my friend 70 Sam/Thf, just punished this thing, lol. I (64 Drg/Whm) started going towards the NM without full anything, because my friend was bored and decided to 2 hour this thing, lol. With just his 3 WS's from his 2 hour, he took this thing from full HP down to about 1/3 HP, and I'm just sitting there like "Holy S**t, I thought this thing was supposed to be a higher level NM than that!".

So, just so I could say that I did something I quickly ran over Penta Thrust>Jump>High Jump'd the NM for almost 1k of damage on the NM. And by the time I got that done after his 2 hour, this punk had only 1/10 life, and my friend WS'd yet again using {Meditate}, and the NM dropped. LMAO

All in all, the fight lasted about 30-45 seconds total. I was shocked at how fast it went down. The NM tried for Blaze Spikes, but got interrupted and was trying to cast it's 2nd spell when he got dropped, lol.

We got:

Shaman's Cloak ^^
Iron Ore
Antican Robe
Stone III

And since my friend is the one that literally smoked this NM he got the Cloak, even though I wanted it badly for my Blu. I couldn't deny who did all the work, even if it only took 30 secs to drop this thing, so he got the Cloak. I got the Scroll of Stone III, and I'm happy I did, it's still going for 30k on Bismarck, so I'm a happy camper.
Easy son...
# Jun 25 2007 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
Also it should be noted that Blu can equip this badboy.

And and for others that camp this thing:

One thing I did noticed when we camped this thing, is that the Signifir will not re-pop if the NM is about to. So if you see the Signifir re-pop then you need to keep killing them til they don't and then you'll know that this NM is about ready to. Also it should be noted that the other Ants will re-pop, just not the Signifir, if the NM is about ready to.
# May 11 2007 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
I have always gotten this NM to pop between 15 minutes and 1 hour.

The NM is just a completely random lottery spawn off of the Signifier, no specific spawn time.
# Aug 06 2007 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
IzumiKana wrote:
I have always gotten this NM to pop between 15 minutes and 1 hour.

The NM is just a completely random lottery spawn off of the Signifier, no specific spawn time.

Actually he has a base spawn time of 2 hours, but it is a lottery pop after those 2 hours.

I have tested this dozens of times on this guy.

He can spawn exactly 2 hours after his previous death by killing the Signifir, or he can go all the way up to 4 hours after the 2 hour previous death, in my experience.
Taru RDM65/NIN23 Solo vs. Centurio X-I
# Mar 29 2007 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
After reading everyone's comments yesterday I decided to give this guy a shot.

I went with my Taru RDM65 with gimp-sub NIN23. Tele-Altep and ran over to the QSC entrance. Inside QSC, almost all the Anticans conned EP low evasion and/or low defense, no aggro.

I set up camp in the tunnel to the south, as only worms are in that cave, so less chance of adds.

After killing the Antican Signifer placeholder 4-5 times, as I'm finishing off one of the PLD type mobs, I see Centurio X-I spawn, near the center of the room, directly North of my cave/camp.

Since I was the only one there for nearly an hour, I decided to cast Refresh, Blink, Stoneskin, Phalanx pop a Wizard Cookie and /equip my Royal Cloak and Dark Staff for some quick healing.

After resting back to full HP/MP, I ran out, waited a few seconds for Centurio to walk a safe(er) distance from the last remaining Antican in the room. I pulled with Silence and got a clean pull, no links. Yay.

Damn, Silence didn't stick. I turned and ran South the the bend in the cave (where the worms spawn). I turned around and gave Silence another shot, resisted again.

I conceded that silence would probably never stick and quickly shifted to Plan B. I decided that I would go into survival mode (forgot my Reraise Hairpin) and just take the AM, ~ga punishment I was about to receive.

Note: Make a macro that casts Utsusemi, waits 1 second and casts Blink. If Utsu is casting the Blink will fail. If the Utsu cool-down isn't up yet, the Blink will cast. You'll essentially get both shadows from 1 macro.

DoT (Bio II, Poison II) technique while swinging two Bloody Rapiers.
Ice Spikes, Enaero and Haste was kept up most of the fight.

- Blink/Utsusemi up and recast as able.
- Stoneskin up constantly, dropped once during a Sleepga that got thru when shadows were down.
- Only 1 Cure IV and 1 Cure III as I recall. Little damage was taken during approx the first half of the fight.
- 2 or 3 Echo drops were used to remove Silence from Jamming Wave

Anyway, it was a long'ish fight, maybe 12-15 minutes. I Blink Stoneskin Convert Cure IV'ed once about halfway through with about 120-140 MP. The fight ended about 250HP (Red/Orange) and <75 MP with Refresh still up.

Shaman's Cloak
Stonega II (Currently sells for 100k, Quake is 60k on Ramuh)
Iron Ore

Now, my new BLM target is Mysticmaker in the Lab of O.

Main: Bloody Rapier
Sub: Bloody Rapier (Tactician Magicians' Wand +1 Macro'ed in and out)
Ammo: Morion Tathlum
Head: Warlock's Chapeau
Neck: Spike Necklace / Spider Torque (Macro'ed)
Earrings: Morion Earring and Insomnia Earring
Body: Royal Cloak / Warlock's Tabard
Rings: Deft Ring / Puissance Ring +1
Back: Wolf Mantle +1
Waist: Royal Knight's Belt
Legs: Warlock's Tights
Feet: Warlock's Boots

Miniadam on Ramuh

Edited, Mar 29th 2007 2:13pm by doldea
Just killed this last night
# Feb 13 2007 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
802 posts
Was bored last night, and figured i'd hunt down this NM for the shamans cloak, as I'm about to start levleing my BLM, and that cloak is Crazy awesome. Got there and noone was there, so I killed the signifier first, then all the other anticans, did that twice, then logged off so I could check ffxi-atlas to make sure I was in right spot. Logged back on, looked around, saw he was up, grabbed him, looked behind me and saw two other people, who I found out were also there for that NM, so, whew, lucky me. Anyways, It was an insanely easy fight as a 75mnk/nin, I two houred and just completly wasted it, but even without my two hour, that fight would have been incredibly easy. Hits are weak, and the magic is easily blinked away. Drops were Shaman Cloak, Copper ore, Iron Ore, and Stonega II, so I'm pretty happy atm, got two items for my BLM off of one enemy!
Did this as WAR 75 with BLM 75
# Jan 31 2007 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
515 posts
Was a piece of cake I bet I could solo it as WAR 75 or BST 71.

First time I tried to solo but I had connection problems when it had bout 50% HP left is made it lag so shadows was off and I did never see it cast Earthquake when I got back from lag the spell landed and did 1200 damage on me killed instantly.

I had RR2 up so got up and a LS member told he is coming when I said it killed me, A guy appeared and I pulled the Nm again whiteout friend being here it cast magic at me but shadows covers it, after some time it came at me so i kited it kept shadows up until BLM friend came now he nuked it with AM2 and we killed it fast.

No good drop but later same day after just before the 2hr window we killed the the place holder and the NM poped, this time it dropped the cloak and I am a happy BLM :)
# Dec 17 2006 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
Ok started camping this thing at 11am GMT managed to get it to pop 2:15pm no drop just Stonega 2 so continued killing place holders also managed to get the other nm here also ;) Just hit 6:12pm here GMT and got it again nice that no one was camping! So just got the cloak 1/2 not bad but damn long 7hours lol I wish whoever camps this a faster pop and drop first kill :D

Also got stone 3 this one
Generous thf
# Dec 01 2006 at 5:36 AM Rating: Good
I went to camp this guy yesterday morning and popped him but lost claim to some random thf running in out of no where! I was upset and logged off to go to work.

Last night got on and popped him again and was talking to LS trying to get a helper out and he spawned and lost claim. My fault. But! I did a shout because the thf (a different one this time) pulled him to a hall. I asked for the Shaman's cloak. He was JP and sent me a tell to put up flag! He killed it quickly with his NPC buddy. Dropped the cloak and stonega2 plus a bunch of ores. He told me to pass on the spell and ores and lot on the cloak.

1/1 on this guy now. I was able to "cheat" the spawn time. Its a hard room to clear with all the links. So, what I did was attack them all and then ecape out. This caused the PH and the rest to despawn. Go back to camp and wait for them to pop again. I was able to pop the NM in an hour both times. The PH is only the Signifer so killing the other Ants is just for your safety.
got Cloak
# Nov 29 2006 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
Me (58nin/25thf) and 2 LS members went (75pld/37war and a 63rdm/31blm) and spawned 1 hour later. got Cloak and stonega II.. so happy =D
# Nov 25 2006 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
This is 2-3 hour pop

You have to kill Signifiers which are PH.
I camped it soooo many times...and he is always on time.

make sure u are in the coccrect room.
# Apr 12 2007 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
Just logged from campin this, waited 8 hours for pop, so youve just been extremely lucky :D
# Jun 30 2007 at 5:49 AM Rating: Decent
If you see the Signifier re-pop then the NM isn't going to pop, period. And you need to keep killing it.

I've been farming in Quicksands, and I've watched ppl camp this thing. The longest I've seen this NM take in spawning after the PH has been killed and doesn't re-pop is 20 mins or so. So there is no luck involved, just watch for the Signifier to re-pop if it doesn't then you'll have your NM in a few minutes.
Shaman's Cloak yay
# Nov 13 2006 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
decided to camp this NM first to just get Stonega II since my blm was lvl 40 and rdm was 20. found no point in cloak if i have no use for it ya? So i'm WHM75/NIN37 and my club is only 232, not capped. first time i camp it, don't get claim. but i ask the people if i can have stoenga II if it drops since i don't want cloak. they say yes, but it didn't drop :/ sad panda me. I claim next pop and Stone III and a couple ores drop. no cloak, no stonega II. sad panda again.

A couple weeks go by and i'm running through to find coffers since i have a key, and i see him up. just standing there. no campers. So i put shadows and SS up and fight him. only around 250mp when i start fight, easy pie he goes down pretty easy. only issue is -ga spells and the whiping of the shadows XD. Stone IV and a couple ores this time. no cloak. now 0/2 on this bad boy.

a couple more weeks go by and i decide to actually go and 'camp' him this time. Got my spiffy O-hat day before so i'm feeling shnazzy (lol) get claim, and he drops Stonega II YAY!!! 200k in my pocket (if only it'll sell >.>) but now i'm lvlin' rdm up and wanting it for that, so sad i get no cloak. 1/3 on stonega II, 0/3 on cloak.

NM is completely resistant to silence. 75blm ES Silence with capped enfeebling didn't do it. Silence does not work. REPEAT Silence does not work. Paralyze and Slow work fine, and my enfeebling is pretty low as whm75 (didn't really spend much time enfeebling lol) Hexa Strike hurts him pretty bad, but bludgeoning doesn't really do that good.

My suggestions: bring echo drops! (i forgot this and got silenced for half a fight lol SS kept up for a while tho :x ) If you have the HP and are daring enough, bring Poison Potions (not suggested if you use SS, as this will just eat through it) so you can't get slept. RR good just incase things go bad. Try to resist the urge to use unnecessary magic (if you're a whm/nin especially) i didn't even cure myself the whole fight. run back into the S tunnel as far as possibly to get the NM out of linking range. and try to resist the urge to use AOE, there are spiders and worms in the area... not nice if you aoe them lol Other than all that, NM is cake. One of the easiest NM's i've ever fought. Good Luck =3
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