Vana'diel Bestiary: Wyvernpoacher Drachlox  

Found in:Gustav Tunnel
Level:70 - 75
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Weak against Light
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

Wyvernpoacher Drachlox Picture

A corrupt Ranger who captures wyverns and other rare animals to sell for a high price on the black market. It seems Drachlox has bought a brand new crossbow with his earnings just recently.

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 2007-09-27 08:48:15.

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# Oct 28 2009 at 6:11 AM Rating: Decent
1,150 posts
0/5 on this thing. Been camping him off and on for like three years (not very hard obviously). My RNG really needs that obow now that I sold my ebow and coney is just as unlucky 0/3.

Edited, Nov 3rd 2009 5:23pm by Eriston
W00t. ^^
# Jun 10 2009 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
873 posts
Camped it last night (75 MNK/NIN) for a few hours with some competition.
Unlike my {Too weak} competition (A 75 RNG and a 75 THF duo who kept getting low after one fight), I left the BSTs alone for the soloing BLMs.

Eventually spawned, so I Chi Blasted the sucker and pulled it to a safer spot. Called my NPC for some heals, and went all out. It hit pretty hard (120 or so on average), but my Monk is mostly retired, so I don't have the most uber equipment anymore. :x
It did use EES, but I had shadows up at the time. Went down with minimal effort.

66 EXP, 6k gil, and all the drops. ^^ My upcoming RNG is happy.
Correct info
# Jul 21 2008 at 9:42 PM Rating: Decent
291 posts
So, I have read contradicting information as to what is the placeholder. Wiki says it is the Mercenary, Alla says it's the Shepard.
Tonight I killed only the Mercenary's because there was a soloer there killing pets. As a person that has done this soloing act with a number of jobs, I understand, so I left the shepards alone.
After killing two mercenarys, Wyvernpoacher spawned. All other mobs, shepards and alchemist were up. The correct PH for this NM is in fact one of the mercenarys. Wiki reports that on Wide Scan, it is the top gob, which is a merc. As I went as Rdm/Nin to solo it, I cannot confirm this information.
But just so everyone knows, you don't have to kill the Shepards, so let the poor soloers be.

Don't expect this thing to pop quickly. I may have gotten lucky tonight, but last night I went 7 hours before I gave up. On a bright note, I was fortunate enough to go 1/1 on the drop.

Some notes about the fight as rdm/nin soloing:
The NM is highly susceptible to bind and grav. You can cast on the NM outside of his ranged attack range. Poison resisted for me. Only cast once, but decided to not waste any further MP trying to land it. The NM is not guaranteed to use EES! He never used it against me. Keep your shadows up and this fight really is rather easy. One last thing, casting a damaging spell is not guaranteed to break bind. I had it hold through both Bio and Thunder a number of times. Should take about 2-3 full MP pools, so plan accordingly.

But yeah, the PH is the Goblin Mercenary, not the Shepards.

lucky ?
# Feb 26 2008 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
went here outa bordom today.. a pt of 3 killing bst pets lvling up.. killed one set of gobs went afk long enough for gobs to repop and found this NM.
decided to give it a try as 75mnk/dnc started killing it with 300 tp and ended with around 50, and got me a new Xbow il probly never use^^
Hard? Nah
# Dec 17 2007 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
191 posts
Was skilling up/camping this for a friend of mine awhile ago... I was MNK/NIN him THF/NIN.. after about a hr or so NM poped.. we healed to full and engaged.. easy fight.. not sure where all these horror stories are coming from.. maybe we just got lucky though.. EES missed me and I didn't have utsu up! No eva set up or anything.
1/1, but...
# Oct 31 2007 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
444 posts
...watch out for that {Eagle Eye Shot}! Farming a WHM test off of the Alchemists for a friend. SAM69/WAR34, WHM 70/BLM35. Kill a few placeholders, chat with a soloing BLM50 in the area and... holy crap! NM!

Asked the LS if anyone wanted it, one RNG65 jumped at the chance (came as a 75WAR/NIN) with a 75NIN/WAR friend. NIN shows up first and we're waiting for the WAR, when we see a few 75s gathering at the mouth of the H-10 tunnel. NIN decides to voke and, to my surprise, he and I were doing quite well against it with the WHM's cures flying in now and then. At about 60%, I start wondering why the NIN is lying on the ground.

"Wyvernpoacher Drachlox uses Eagle Eye Shot, xxxx takes 1361 damage"


WAR showed up, 2-houred, and the fight finished up quickly and cleanly. 1/1, and I'm glad I never have to camp this thing based on the horror stories posted here...
bow <mine>
# Sep 06 2007 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
yeah, so today i went there again with my nin buddy and no competition. we fought placeholders for like an hour and then he said "nm up", so we killed it and i finally got my freakin o-bow! 1/2 not bad ;) gl to you guys!

Edited, Sep 7th 2007 8:19pm by iLL
# Sep 03 2007 at 12:53 PM Rating: Good
354 posts
Could a 75 War solo this in any way, shape or form? Like, maxed merits, tank gear, 65 NPC healer, etc? From what I've read it's a bit risky, but I'd like a straight answer ^^ Thanks for any input.
i hate gobbos
# Jan 24 2007 at 3:17 AM Rating: Decent
this nm officially sucks.

The 15 rmts doing someth odd near here, claimed it when i died and had it at 2%

im now 0/4 on it
PLD/RDM can solo it
# Jul 31 2006 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
774 posts
PLD/RDM can solo this ^_^ I beat 2 times for rng friend
Finally got him!
# May 18 2006 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
344 posts
My first time camping this guy, he went 12 hours without popping. It was so disheartening. I spent a full Saturday, from noon until after midnight on him, and only got 1 kill for all that time. Of course, I didn't get the drop.

I finally got the drop on kill 6, so I'm 1/6 on this guy now. I hope I never see another goblin.

The nice thing about this guy is that its fairly easy to get help with him. A lot of people come down here to get WHM testimonies.

Also, as a side note, I don't know if this was mentioned before, but Goblin Shepards are his placeholders.

The crossbow is absolutely worth it though :)
gay nm
# May 15 2006 at 11:44 PM Rating: Decent
i been sittin here for 12 hrs killin PH....never popped....wow
6 hours 1 pop -_-"
# May 07 2006 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
Yesterday I camped with rdm75 nin70 rng69 for 3 hours then it poped. Killd it no drop :3.

Then today i camped for like 6 hours -_-" we really got damn board... killed it we got drop :). It killed our nin75 fren with eagle eye though >_> 1170dmg.

so am 1/2 on it!
and its random pop around 3-7 hours.
6 hours 1 pop -_-"
# May 07 2006 at 3:57 AM Rating: Decent
Yesterday I camped with rdm75 nin70 rng69 for 3 hours then it poped. Killd it no drop :3.

Then today i camped for like 6 hours -_-" we really got damn board... killed it we got drop :). It killed our nin75 fren with eagle eye though >_> 1170dmg.

so am 1/2 on it!
and its random pop around 3-7 hours.
# Apr 07 2006 at 2:49 AM Rating: Decent
1,983 posts
Double post, ack...Yes, so 1/1. Even for a 75THF, he was much harder than expected. I think I would have died or had to warp if I didn't get help from the exp party there. He actually doesn't have a ton of HP or defense, but he has a ton of accuracy and he hits and uses WS's like a *****, not to mention EES. I didn't know I couldn't sleep bolt this thing, for one. Couldn't do that to Aquarius either, which made him hard as well. But I claimed him without shadows up and with my darts still on so I had to pdodge early. With his accuracy, atk speed, and goblin rushes, very difficult fight...Really shoulda had some more evasion gear on me.

Edited, Fri Apr 7 02:46:35 2006
# Apr 07 2006 at 2:47 AM Rating: Decent
1,983 posts
1/1 as of tonight. So lucky.
# Jan 31 2006 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
79 posts
Duo it a few secs ago:

RDM/NIN 75 (me)
WHM 71
amazing. 1/1... on obow.
# Jan 18 2006 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
1/1 on this puppy. so very lucky! Didn't even have a thief in the party.

My advice is to try to make friends with whomever is partying at level 58ish in Gustav, just get them to tell you when it pops. Then take a team of LSmates over and slaughter it.

(PS: Big thanks to Blksnk on Bismarck!)
(PPS: I also scored my sbow the same night!)
The Illegal Wyvern Skin Trading Goblimon!
# Jan 13 2006 at 12:46 AM Rating: Decent
450 posts
Notorious for commiting such fiendish acts against wyverns as Bomb Toss, Frag Bomb, and Frypan.
im 0/1 i guess
# Dec 28 2005 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
98 posts
I partied last night in Gustav and this guy popped. My party decided to alliance with the other party in the area to beat him. We won with only the ninja going down. Plan was for him and me to bounce hate off eachother, but his shadows fell quick and he went down in like 2 hits.

So i tanked this guy rest of the way and had to pop my 2hour, but other then that, we beat himm eaisly enough. He dropped everything but i didnt win lots on anything :(
thank you santa
# Dec 25 2005 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
partied there 3 hours and it popped ^^ there was a ranger there at first but he left and this baby popped like 20 min later lol.. well my party of 58-60 took it out.. NINx2(Ephdel & Sleepynite)RNG(me)BLM(Fularis)WHM(Ancient) and RDM(Syoku). the whm died because he got aggro when curing. other than that it was pretty easy. 1/1 on this *******! merry xmas to me! :D
# Dec 25 2005 at 5:54 AM Rating: Good
lol just wanna see if nebody can beat my record
or 0/39 on this guy. can't say it was to much of a waste of time 39 gold beastcoin is good profit XD
# Dec 11 2005 at 2:49 AM Rating: Default
pt in tunnel yesterday i was a 57rng at that time it popped, warped back to jeuno got my 75nin out i pretty much solo'd. it was down to about 1/4 then thf friend said he'll come for TH2, he got there just in time to get a SA off and killed it, got bow^^
dont go crazy
# Dec 02 2005 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
74 posts
I camped this for months with my LS, and i finally got it on my 7th kill. Horrible luck. My advice is to not sit there and try to camp it for hours on end. I camped it for 7 hours once and no spawn. From my experience, your best bet is to go camp it for 30-60 min killing gobbies in the area, and if it doesnt spawn, try back later.
w00t! Got my O-Bow! 11/25/05
# Nov 26 2005 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
Finally, after some odd months I no longer have to camp this *******, not for myself anyways hehe. Obtained this bow this past Friday early afternoon. LS finished their PM run and headed down to Gustav Tunnel to camp WPD and to grab a few testies for other LS members. I was tele'd to Holla, grabbed my chocobo and went on my way to Gustav as well (LS was already in Gustav at the time). Once I zoned into the Dunes I see in party chat "X hurry up, WPD is up and another pt is trying to claim him" at this time I wished my chocobo could use flee and/or powdered boots lmao. Anyways, my LS grabbed claim first thank God lol. I don't know if they had links or what, but it didn't sound like things were going to smooth, kept hearing sleep him. LS told me to hurry again cause WPD was almost dead, but I finally made it to Gustav's zone by the time they said that. Zoned in, seen a few people hurt, and our tank had got taken out (/cry) (/comfort) Andreas (or so I was told). Once my LS noticed I had zoned in they took WPD out and BAM! The bow and a few other goodies drop but my only interest was the bow of course hehe. I just want to say thanks to everyone who helped camp, claim, and pwn this greedy *******, I <3 you all and in debt to all of you lol. For those Rangers who have yet to camp WPD for this bow, I wish ya'll the best of luck and hope that ya'll don't have to wait months to get this bow like I have. Well, S-bow here I come >.>

Edited, Sun Nov 27 00:10:23 2005
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