Vana'diel Bestiary: Carmine-tailed Janberry  

Found in:Den of Rancor
Level:72 - 74
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Light
Updated: Mon Dec 5 19:09:15 2011

Carmine-tailed Janberry Picture

Having been witnessed performing surgery on fellow Tonberry, it is strongly believed he is some kind of Tonberry doctor.

Some/all of the information in this article has been culled from various FFXI guides, and translated by Elmer the Pointy.

This page last modified 2007-10-04 22:10:57.

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# Sep 21 2009 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Carmine-Tailed Janberry is indeed a lotto from the Tonberry Imprecators (hard not to call them Impregnators....).

The trick to the area is, there are actually two placeholders, only one of which will be up at a given time.

Focus on the Tonberries in the G-9 area. In this area, there are three possible Imprecator spawns, only two of which will be up -

~ At the north border of G-9, there will be either one or two Imprecators and a Trailer closeby. If there are TWO Imprecators up, ONE of them is the placeholder.

~ Near the mouth of the tunnel going west, there is a little hut with another Trailer closeby, and another possible Imprecator.
If this Imprecator is present, IT is the placeholder.

~There is also an Imprecator in the tunnel itself, around F-9. This is NOT a placeholder, nor are the two near the Sacrificial Chamber gate, nor the one near the mouth of the NE tunnel going to the upper floor.

Basically, when you get to G-9, you'll find one of two scenarios:
2 Imprecators north of the tunnel mouth, or
An Imprecator to the North, and another near the hut East of the tunnel.

The third possibility is that only one Imprecator will be up, in which case either someone else recently killed one, or the NM is up wandering around the area.

Edited, Sep 26th 2009 9:42am by Turnerbrown
blm dot killing
# Apr 18 2008 at 1:42 AM Rating: Good
473 posts
i killed him last night.
he was up and i was alone as a blm in the zone.

the hardest part is to pull him to the zone.
buff up completely, and when you're clear of bats/tonberries, cast bind and bio on him.
walk out of casting range and reapply sneak/invis.
when he unbinds, run to the zone, but make sure you have stun ready to clame him again, once he de-aggroes. By that time you'll be surrounded by dire bats and you'll have some links following the NM. stun the mob, and run to the zone. if your hp and buffs are still good, wait aslong as possible before zoning, so the nm is very close to the zoneline. try to burn/choke/shock him and zone.
when you zone, apply stoneskin, do a cure and zone back.
cast bind and reapply any dots that may have worn.
cast drain/aspir when ready.
when there were no bats closeby i gave him gravity to kite him a little.

i'm not sure what job he has, but he had mp, he did not have any elemental and he did not cast anything.
he hits for about 95 dmg, his acc is pretty bad.

i called my ls to help me, and by the time they arrived i had the nm at 25% with my mp still being 500+ (aspir and black cloak).
I always made sure he was under the influence of bio and one other dot, to prevent him from recovering when i zoned).
If your mp is good you can apply all dots, if you get low on mp, just stick to 2 debuffs until you're safe again.
don't bother casting cure, when you zone, just do stoneskin, zone back, bind drain aspir. my drains were always 200+, aspirs around 90-145, so you're pretty safe.

happy hunting ^^
whm and war
# Feb 20 2008 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
168 posts
Killed this the other day, me as 75WHM/BLM and my brother as 75WAR/NIN, using a DD build. Claimed before it could use a summon. With capped enfeebling silence did not stick, slow and paralyze did. Hit kind of hard, but it wasn't really a problem. Used Everyone's Grudge twice but we'd both reset our tonberry hate before camping so it barely topped 100. Very easy fight.

Took less than two hours to pop, as I only had to do Pro/Shell three times.
This mob
# Feb 14 2008 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
I decided to go after this mob today as 75 Bst/Whm. I killed the imprecaters and the other tonberry mobs in the area, I want to say trailers but not sure.
nothing so I notice in the L shaped area on widescan 1 imprecater and a dire bat so I used the bat to kill the tonberry, then I go back up to the top of the area near the tunnel leading out and I kill the imprecater and start killing the trailer when all of sudden I check my widescan and guess who is on it?
I start panicing because there are other people on /sea and one is a bst who sends me a tell asking me some stupid ???? about snarl. So I blow him off and continue trying to kill this trailer as soon as possible and when I do I slap a carrie on him and they go at it. Carrie does nice damage and takes alot, she took more damage and gave more but he killed her off, so I run to the area where i was killing the tons and grab a bat to slap on him cause my call beast isnt ready yet. He is down to about 15% and yes, im beating him down alongside my pets, I pop a meatkabob and a wings and is decimation highway until he does a throat stab on my bat, losing interest in it, finally call bst is ready so I sent the bat away and slapped a carrie on him and I still have hate. Snarl ftw. He is down to like 5% and im down to 30% with no more mp. I let Carrie finish him and thats that. Very easy if you have room to avoid the other mobs that might aggro. I didnt see him use a two hour, and I didnt see any elemental. Good luck on him, It was pretty fun.
# Nov 02 2007 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
134 posts
Believe it or not this is soloable by a WHM/SAM if you have Spirit Taker. Use Pamamas w/ Primate Staff/Kinkobo and tank with seigan/third eye and Stoneskin.

Solo'd as 75 Bst
# Jun 26 2007 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
68 posts
Just got done soloing this guy.

Killed the 3 Imprecators in the large room (G-7)-(H-9), as well as the Imprecator at F-9 for just shy of 2 hours, and then I had to log off for a few hours. When I got back, I started killing the same four Imprecators again, and Janberry popped about an hour later.

I hadn't seen anyone around the whole time I'd been here, so I decided to let him sit there while I went to Haku's spawn to 2hr a lv76 Million Eyes. Engaged the NM, 1st Sic was a Thunder 4 for about 650. Used Sic two more times, both Death Rays for ~50 damage. Had to Heel my pet away from Throat Stab 3 times, similar to how you'd do with Mortal Ray.

With the pet still charmed, I got 26 limit points, 18,000 gil, a coat, lantern, and of course the club. Million Eyes was still at 50% health.
Not wise to try and solo with BLM
# Mar 30 2007 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
It may be possible ... but not wise.

I camped this NM for 6.5 hours today as BLM75/RDM37. I started clearing out the Tonberry Imprecator at 1:30pm and stuck to the four or five Imprecators that spawn away from the zone to the Sacrificial Chamber. There are two more Imprecators near that zone, but I felt they were too dangerous to try and solo among all the Dire Bats and the two Tonberry Trailers.

I killed nineteen Imprecators, six Trailers, and two Dire Bats in the area of F-9 to H-6 over the next two hours. Then, at 3:18pm a NIN/WHM ran through and claimed the Carmine-tailed Janberry that popped while I was resting. The NIN got two adds, but managed to kill the NM by 3:30pm and the Imprecator and Trailer adds a few minutes after. I managaged to hold my tongue.

I killed twenty-seven Imprecators, seven Trailers, and three Dire Bats over the course of the next three hours. A few minutes before the NM popped (doesn't it always happen this way?) a SMN showed up in the area and killed a Tonberry Trailer while I was resting. I was worried that they might be after Carmine-tailed Janberry as well, so I wanted to make my reason for being there clear. I ran out and claimed a Imprecator that popped. Right after I nuked the Imprecator once, I noticed Carmine-tailed Janberry -- this was just before 6:50pm.

I didn't want to sit around killing easy prey for another three hours, and I saw the SMN making his way over, so I ran over to claim Carmine-tailed Janberry. I had a head start, so I got close enough to Sleep II the NM with the Imprecator following behind me. The sleep didn't stick, but I did switch my claim over from the Imprecator to the NM. I ran with both mobs, to the "safe" tunnel at G-9. I tried Sleepga II on the NM this time but that only slept the Imprecator.

When my timer was up, I tried Sleep II again, to no avail. Then I tried Sleepga II again when that timer was up ... no effect! By this time my Stoneskin was off, so I bound the NM and ran off a little to buff up. The SMN had made his way over to the tunnel and was watching me with the two mobs. It was here when I really started to worry. Then the SMN said, "need help?" I said that I had been there for over 5 hours, and asked for help. The SMN started killing my Imprecator add.

When my Sleepga II timer was up, I Elemental Sealed and cast a Sleepga II on Carmine-tailed Janberry. Again, it didn't stick! That pretty much convinced me that it's impossible to sleep Carmine-tailed Janberry -- at least with a dark-based spell. I have 277 Enfeebling Magic skill with my gear, so I'm not too gimp there. I hadn't seen that Carmine-tailed Janberry is immune to sleep mentioned anywhere online, so I was kind of surprised.

I was going to have to go for a really long DOT kill if the SMN was only planning on helping with the add, but, from what I knew, this area of the zone had no really good kiting options. So I said to the SMN that I wanted the club for my WHM, and I asked for help again. He agreed to try.

After he invited me to his PT (which consisted of himself and his second character waiting outside the zone), I proceeded to watch him beat up on Carmine-tailed Janberry with Garuda while I rested for MP. I kept Gravity, Bio II, Poison II, Burn, Choke, and Shock on the NM the best I could. I had filters up, but it looked like every Predator Claws would take off about 10% of Carmine-tailed Janberry's HP. After a whle, when the NM was down to about 50% and Garuda a bit under 30%, Carmine-tailed Janberry did a Everyone's Grudge that killed Garuda. I stuck Bind and Gravity on the NM -- both stuck for decent periods of time, and Iceday may have helped my Binds -- and let the SMN fill up on MP again.

When the SMN was ready, Garuda started chipping away at Carmine-tailed Janberry's HP once again. Throughout the fight, Carmine-tailed Janberry did one Lateral Slash, one Sigh, one Everyone's Grudge, one Vertical Slash, and one Throat Stab, in that order. With my filters I didn't see what hit or missed, or how much dmg was being done by the NM or Garuda. Carmine-tailed Janberry never summoned a spirit or avatar, and never used Astral Flow. It went one-on-one with Garuda for about nine minutes.

At about 7:03pm, Garuda killed Carmine-tailed Janberry. I got 35 limit points and 9000 gil (there were three people in PT, all level 75 -- one of which was not in the zone, though). Carmine-tailed Janberry dropped a Tonberry coat, an Asklepios, and a Water Spirit pact. The SMN was kind enough to let me have the club and I passed the rest. To the SMN who shall remain nameless, thanks again for the help! It put a big smile on face to know there are still random acts of kindness happening among end-game players.

To sum up my long tale, this is what I learned from my hours in the Den of Rancor:
  1. Carmine-tailed Janberry is a lottery pop from the Tonberry of F-9 to H-6, most likely the Tonberry Imprecators.
  2. It doesn't take 21-24 hours or 12 hours to get this NM to spawn twice. I saw it pop twice within three hours and twenty minutes.
  3. The tunnel at G-9 is a relatively safe place to camp/rest.
  4. Do not count on Sleep to let you solo this NM. From my experience, it is immune to dark-based sleeps.
  5. Have a little faith in the other players of this game, they're not all jerks out to steal the NMs you camp!

I added the info about Carmine-tailed Janberry not being sleepable by a BLM to the FFXIclopedia, but thought I'd share my story here. Thanks for reading, and I hope you found something useful/entertaining in it.

PS - Oh, about having faith in others ... heh, while camping NMs, I think I'll silll err on the side of caution.

Edited, Mar 30th 2007 9:35pm by iEscape
Just killed this...
# Dec 12 2006 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
2,227 posts
It took just over 13 hours from when I arrived to leave with a shiny weird looking staff, 18k gil, Water Spirit Pact, and the obligatory Tonberry Coat. I soloed it as 75 SMN. I used Astral Flow for the perp cost savings.

It didn't have an elemental and didn't (that I saw, I was carby/fenrir kiting it) use Astral Flow.

I guessed about when it would spawn if it can repop as soon as a PH is killed every 12hrs since the recent maintenance. And that seemed to be dead on. That's how Pellican spawns supposedly which drops the complimentary 30MP shield. Somebody else may have been killing Carmine for their LS buddies or something. But nobody showed up while I was killing it. It was just me and the two RMT who were camping Fudos in the whole zone.
Summoner? I dunno.. I guess so
# Nov 30 2006 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Killed this just now. Solo'd by a 75 BST LS mate.. I was on 75 WHM but I did very little really other than stand around and not get agro'd as best I could.

This thing never ever had an elemental or avatar of any kind, nor did it ever use a single stitch of magic, so I don't understand how this thing is a summoner or even a black mage like some other people seem to think. An entire battle with no magic or avatar? Strange..

It was a long fight but this thing has low defence to offset the high amount of hp it seems to have. Was fairly easy to solo for the BST.
Totally Got Lucky
# Jun 16 2006 at 11:51 AM Rating: Good
Grabbed an LS mate last night when we finished our Hakutaku run to camp this guy for a bit before bed.

Cleared 3 Imprecators, then 2 more that repopped, and then he spawned. We weren't even there an hour.

Never summoned an elemental, and never used Astral Flow. He was kind of a pushover. Killed him and he dropped light crystal, tonberry coat, and Asklepios.

Duo'd by a 75 WAR/NIN and 75 BRD/WHM.

btw: neat little thing about this guy- he wields a chocobo wand as his weapon. :D

Edited, Fri Jun 16 11:42:50 2006
too easy
# May 21 2006 at 12:00 AM Rating: Decent
i just duo'd this guy with my 63 whm friend. long fight but fairly easy. got my friend the
Asklepios. took two hours to spawn this from killing PH Imprecators.
RE: too easy
# Jun 01 2006 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
He's not based on place holders, I've been in his spawn area for a long time with out killing anything and he spawned.
# Jan 06 2006 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, some friends and I went to get this Club, Asklepios, and we killed absolutely everything including Tonberry Imprecators and Tonberry trailers, like ppl in 3 different sites say including Killing Ifrit, Alla, and Mystery Tour. We fought and fought and waited for almost 7 hours and no nm pop.... I'm not sure WHAT exactly transpired.... but i'm hoping it's just a change in an unpate for PH's or maybe the mob doesn't exist anymore, i have no idea... but if someone has gotten the club just recently could you let me know ;_________;

Akanne <33 Midgardsormr
RE: WTH!!!
# Jan 17 2006 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
Ive fought this NM with some friends 3 times over the last couple nights for their whms. We had to kill all the Imprecators in the large room he spawns in and downstairs at the Sacrificial Chamber entrance. There are 5 of them total. All 3 times the NM popped near the pillars at the top of the ramp roughly 2-3 hours after killing it the time before. Hope this helps you.
Easy Prey NM
# Oct 28 2005 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
70PLD<ME>,73WHM,75BLM... sLOWLY staffed this thing to death. If you dont have refresh you will need to use Spirit taker a few times with tank @ my LVL. He can put up some decent DMG so bring Tanz. Tacos for Def. Overall the only thing that bothered me in the Fight is he will steal your TP.. ******* did it twice to me.. and he tends to curse you alot. So if your tank has say 1450 hp keep his health around 1100 so curse wont take away needed HP. This can be a long fight.. > < Everyones Grudge is easy handled by reseting your tonberry hate before you start killing his place holders.. And throat slash is easy stunned, and from what ive heard if you turn around he cant do any dmg with it to you.. Never bothered to test it.. But let me know if someone can verify that. Over all the hardest part is getting there... LOL Got the club.. so im guessin from what i have seen its a 100% drop.
Spirit Taker owns this GUY, so if your a PLD tanking it.. Giver your WHM a break and Tank with a Earth Staff and Spam Spirit Taker on this NM.. It can get ugly when one or two bats join in on the fun..

Edited, Fri Oct 28 12:39:03 2005
got it
# Sep 10 2005 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
912 posts
being a 73 SMN, got some time on my hand the other night and went to the Den to solo camp this little fellow. found the safe spot down at G-9 in that map. pull all the Tonberries over there one by one and fight there. after a while got diconnected and can't get back in. had my fingers cross the whole night i was sleeping hopeing i won't die since i was fighting a Tonberry just before disconnect.

log back the next day and still alive. went back to same camp and keep killing Tonberries. after a while it finally pop around F-7. pulled it over to G-9 again and fight there. darn thing got some HP on it but other wise pretty easy. only used Everyone's Grudge once and one shoted Carbuncle at full health. took me a while to finish it, even have to use Astral Flow for MP but other wise this NM is not too bad. finally got my club. not very useful but it's fun ^^
Solo'd 75Thf/Nin
# Aug 11 2005 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
I was just running around Den of Rancor looking for my map, when i ran past carmine. He didn't have his avatar out so i decided, what the hell since a rdm/blm could solo him. Luckily for me he was off in the corner without any bats around to link with so i fought the entire fight without any links. He is sooooo easy. I guess it was because he lacked his avatar. He only hit me twice, and that was because I wasn't paying attention to my lack of shadows. Even Sozu was much harder. I used utsusemi ni about 12 times cause his accuracy kinda sucks. I don't even have a scorpion harness. He has a crap load of HP, took me close to 15 minutes to beat him. Got 45 exp, 27,070 gil from it too. Got the club but no spirit pact. O well, was fun ^^
# Jun 19 2005 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Anybody think a mnk/nin could handle him? Granted, the place is nasty for links, but so long as I clear tonberry hate...anyways, any thoughts would be helpful.
# May 11 2005 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
588 posts
I killed him last night, he seem like a random spawn because there was no one down there killing anything.

I received 70 exp with pet at lv 66 that means without pet I would have receive 100 exp, so he was Lv 66 Last night.

18k gil
Club =)

Edit: for some reason he didn't have his Elemental out both time, first time I was getting r0 and had to zone and reload, came back 3 mins later and he still didn't summon his elemental????

Edited, Wed May 11 12:59:00 2005
Carmine-Tailed Janberry
# Apr 17 2005 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
lol I camped this with 7 other friends. We killed the Tonberry Imprecators (Because I was told those were the placeholders) and when they werent available, we killed the Trailers and Slashers. It took him about an hour and 45 mins spawn and it dropped a bunch of coats, Water Spirit Pact, and most importantly the Asklepios ^^ I've only seen this on like 3 people on our server so lately everyone's been asking me where I got it. It took me an arm and a leg to get this (It will be good for my future WHM) but its worth it. And good luck to all the WHM's who try and get this =P Den of Rancor is quite the bit*h

Edited, Sun Apr 17 23:11:08 2005
# Feb 14 2005 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
437 posts
Killed BLM and THF types at G8 G9 H8 H9 and he spawned in about 1 hour. You can camp in the tunnel at G9 with minimal difficulties. Stay in the middle as going too far either way will get links or aggro.

Spawned in the G7 G8 area and was a long fight for RDM/NIN, he has a ton of HP. Did not summon or have out an elemental, did not 2 hour.

18,000 gil and the wand.
# Feb 02 2005 at 2:42 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
This guy is pretty weak, i must say. lol, i was able to solo him as RDM75/BLM37, and while I can not say by any means that it was easy to solo him (left me with no convert or ES, and 198 hp/6mp), just the fact that he can be solo'd should tell u how easily he can be beat. I even got a bat link ><. And although it says he is smn, during the entire fight he never summoned an avatar or spirit, did not use astral flow...nothing. Anyway, got the Asklepios, 18k gil, a tonberry coat, and 28 exp for my work, even though i can't equip the rod^^
RE: Weak
# Jul 11 2005 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
3,474 posts
Popped in about 45 mins of clearing the 3 imprecators in the area that Somepage describes. You need to kill placeholders in the large room, which is odd, because he pops in a different area, near the tunnel down to Sacrificial Chamber with the pillars.

Not a particularly farout little guy. Lots of HP and I couldn't touch him with my staff after he used "Sigh." First SMN type NM of this level that I've seen that didn't use Astral Flow or even summon an elemental. He cast no spells of any kind and just meleed and used normal tonberry tp moves. My THF/NIN friend tanked him without incident. I don't think I even had to cure him if I remember correctly. I just DD'd with Predator Claws once a minute. Predator Claws would do about 1500 damage, which put a visible, but not spectacular dent in his HP. My friend "Mugged" him for about 3800 gil. He dropped Asklepios and a Tonberry coat.
# Jan 04 2005 at 4:41 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
Me (60 drg) Enik (61 whm) and Tartaros (75 blm) just took this down tonight np.. not even a sweat broken... well, ok there was when he throat-stabbed tart and turned right back around on him after tart started hitting me with cures @_@ lol. anyways dropped coat and wand. we were just there farming unlit lanterns and popped him, decided what the heck and killed it. weaksauce.
Help! I Can't get this NM to Pop! ;_;
# Oct 18 2004 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
Hi everyone! Ok, I really need someone's help figuring this out. I have tried for two days now to camp this NM and I CANNOT get it to pop. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. The first time we camped it for over two hours. Last night we camped it for 3.5 hours. Now, here is the one million dollar question: Does this NM pop IN the room with the four lanterns and the gate, BEHIND the gate in that same room, or in the room above this room (large open room). There are Tonberry Imprecators in both areas. I believe there are two that pop in the four lantern room and four that pop in the room above. According to www.mysterytour.com it shows that Carmine Tailed Janberry pops behind the gate in the Sacrifical Chamber. If that's the case that's fine since we got about 20 unlit lanterns last night fighting mobs, and can go light them with the Flame of Rancor. However, if that's not the case, then what am I doing wrong. MysteryTour also says it can pop in the room above. I just need to know if it's possible it pops behind the gate or should i concentracte on staying up top. It's hard to get people to come for this considering it's so out of the way (unless you're helping with Zilart 4 or something), but I really want this club for my 75 WHM. If anyone can please share experiences how you got this to pop or where is the best place to stand to pop it I would very much appreciate it d-o_o-b.

Thank you so much ^_^

75WHM/37SMN Phoenix Server
Dawn HNM Linkshell

RE: Help! I Can't get this NM to Pop! ;_;
# Oct 19 2004 at 3:31 AM Rating: Good
Ok guys ^_^ I went tonight, and I finally got it to pop!! ^_^ Yay!! I got my Asklepios ^^ For those WHM's that wish to know where this pops - it pops up top right by the entrance to the room with the four lanterns (Sacrifical Chamber) - so, camp the top of that area. If you're camping next to the four unlit lanterns or the sealed gate you are too far. Head back up to the top. It pops right at the area that the room opens up into one huge room. Very very very easy NM. Massive overkill from my linkshell ^_^ hehe Anyway, good luck to all that fight it ^^

75WHM/37SMN Phoenix Server
Dawn HNM Linkshell
# Oct 18 2004 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
1,047 posts
Camped it for about an hour and took it down easy with a 71PLD 71DRG and 68WHM. No one were even close to death, it tried to do Throat Stab once but I stunned it with Leg Sweep. It didnt have any avatar when we pulled it and didnt summon any either so no 2hr :)
RE: easy
# Oct 18 2004 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Tue Oct 19 04:28:30 2004
# Oct 15 2004 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone know the location for this NM?
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