Vana'diel Bestiary: Despot  

Found in:Ru'Aun Gardens
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Based on Ice
  • Weak against Lightning
Updated: Thu Oct 8 09:33:19 2009

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General Information

    • Despot will spawn immediately after one of the Groundskeepers are killed and will be claimed to the player or group that killed that particular Groundskeeper.

Despot Special Attacks

  • Panzerfaust: Single target physical damage with an additional Knockback effect.

    • Despot, once it obtains 100% tp, will perform Panzerfaust 3-6 times in a row without pause between. If the target with hate moves out of range or if Despot is stunned, Despot will resume using Panzerfaust once he moves within range again.

Historical Information

In the government state known as despotism, a despot is a single figure that wields absolute authority and power, with everyone else in the governed area considered a slave.

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mnk solo
# Mar 20 2009 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
150 posts
is it possible to solo as mnk with hermes and chi blast?
pld tank
# Jun 24 2006 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
killrd him last night with out a nin or a nin sub
pt set up was whm73,whm73,whm75,brd75,bst73,drk75,pld74<--me
easy fight i just kite him will the whm heal and drk and bst do the killing
Lots of HP!
# Jan 25 2006 at 3:38 AM Rating: Default
1,622 posts
13,500 HP!!! Just counted!
Despot = aggro
# Dec 09 2005 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
He most certainly does aggro. I was doing sky once and heading to Ru'Avitau. I'm running in line on the way to the main entrance, making sure not to aggro the Groundskeepers on the sides.

I hear an aggro sound and turn around to see Despot coming after me.

Edited, Jul 28th 2019 10:30pm by Hyuudo
Despot Video
# Jul 13 2005 at 9:25 PM Rating: Good
1,608 posts
Click on my link below and select the Despot video I did with my ls.

*****Despot Vid*****

Nothing great but nice to watch.

Must have Divx decoder.

Unlimited downloads now, enjoy!

Edited, Sat Oct 29 13:42:46 2005

does not aggro by sight
# Apr 08 2005 at 8:06 AM Rating: Default
56 posts
Perhaps someone here has Faust and Despot mixed up? Despot DOES not aggro, I ran right by him last night in an xp party on our way to camp. Faust, however... try to die close to a tele or something...

It's possible I'm wrong on this of course, but I ran right in front of him without snk/invis on, I took no aggro nor did anyone in the party. Orfeo, Impressive, Amidamuruh, you guys agree? We all ran right by him.

Edited, Fri Apr 8 09:08:44 2005
RE: does not aggro by sight
# Oct 11 2005 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
i can 100% assure you he agros by sight, my LS was killing grounds keepers, and as i was waiting of him to spawn... i was staring at empty portal, as soon as he spawns, "as his image faded onto screen" he came running at me.
RE: does not aggro by sight
# Jul 17 2005 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
228 posts
yea he aggors I just died to it
RE: does not aggro by sight
# Apr 16 2005 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
244 posts
He is definitely aggro, sight based. You might have gotten lucky and stayed just outside of range as you ran past.
# Mar 23 2005 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
My bro (72SMN) was in Ru'Aun Gardens for a ZM mission with the LS and Despot spawned while he was duoing with a 75 BST for exp. My bro died and someone in the LS came out to raise him while the BST kited it around until my bro wasn't weakend anymore. It took them around 10-15 mins to kill it. Well there was one WS done by a SAM in the LS that got aggroed while Despot wasnt target >.> But a 72 or 73 SMN and a 75 BST could duo it if you know what you're doing. >.>
The drops were:

Gem of the West
Light Crystal
Gil >.>
# Mar 17 2005 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
244 posts
Killed him today as a 73 BST/WHM. Used the Flamingos east and west of the entrance, running him from one side to the other. Never layed a finger on me. Fight took around 40 minutes, I'd say about 40-50 pet swaps.

Edit: Does anyone have an idea about the drop rate on the Scythe?

Edited, Fri Mar 18 12:50:57 2005
RE: Solo'd
# Dec 14 2005 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
243 posts
Just soloed him today (post update). Fun battle. Shout out to PD for watching the battle and not stealing him from me, i appriciate it.
# Feb 28 2005 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
He doesn't really hit so hard, but he does spam that special attack, I duoed this the other day with a RDM/BLM, and I was PLD/WAR at the time. We kited, few close calls, but it was fun. Took about 20~25 mins. RDM converted twice.

A good kiter can go for 5-10 minute spans taking no damage from him, he is easy to get out of range on.
German is fun
# Feb 27 2005 at 5:33 PM Rating: Decent
Panzerfaust literally translates to "Tank Fist"

A Panzerfaust was also a shoulder-fired rocket-launcher used to take out tanks back in WWII.
RE: German is fun
# Jun 23 2005 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
559 posts
Panzer is German for armor, not tank. Panzerkampfwagen (armored battle vehicle) is the German word for tank.

Therefore, Panzerfaust translates into armored fist.

You are correct about the shoulder fired rocket launcher. It was actually a copied version of the American bazooka. The German version was a one use weapon and, being designed primarily for use on the Eastern front, was much more powerful than the American original.
# Feb 27 2005 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
lvl 80 ._. seems more like level 40.
# Feb 26 2005 at 1:33 AM Rating: Decent
367 posts
haha this guy is a joke, killed this guy wit 3 ppl. Nin, rdm and blm. his drop is to spawn Byakko a god. If u are experience enough, thus guy is nothing compare to Faust
Oh, it aggro's
# Jan 21 2005 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
4,324 posts
I was walking straight down the center line to the entrance and he aggroed me. 3 hits, 404-390-390 death. I don't know where he came from but I was dead-center and it killed me.
# Jan 19 2005 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
227 posts
I swear this is the one that aggroed me and killed me right in front of the gate. Maybe I missed it in the post below, but I'm pretty sure he aggro's.

Then again I could have been wrong.
# Jan 12 2005 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
He HURTS! Just remember that. I've seen this done by 3 people, PLD/NIN, THF/NIN, RDM/NIN. They have lots of trouble but took him down in the end. Don't let him on the mages, he does over 288 damage a hit on a RDM in full errant.

Edited, Wed Jan 12 00:45:52 2005
# Jan 10 2005 at 1:42 AM Rating: Default
Notorious Monster
Not Aggro
Not Linking
Based on Light
Weak against Lightning
Kiting not needed
# Dec 16 2004 at 1:35 AM Rating: Default
Kite? Despot? Har har! Any Good PLD can easily withstand an onslought of Rocket-fists! Well not really lol! Youll need a WHM and RDM in the PLD pt, and a WHM and RDM in another PT with a BRD to keep PLD alive through Rocket-Fists. Give PLD about 30 secs before unleashing a SC or he will turn and wipe out whoever decides they want to unleash untold havoc on it. Goes down fast. hits hard. and is a lottery pop off of the Groundskeepers located ONLY in stationary archways directly north of entry point. He also has a long sight aggro.
RE: Kiting not needed
# Aug 01 2005 at 5:27 AM Rating: Decent
This character doesn't exist. This was the ****** that pretended to get the Appocolopse on some server. Made up some LS too. Then it turned out he was like a lvl 30Warrior.

Look at his equipment. Those rings don't exist. Armada hauberk...I have never seen this on Titan, although i guess it is possible, have to get extremely lucky. HQ a high lvl smithing synth with (at least one) subcrafts.

As if that wasn't enough he made up othher fake characters. He has a fake monk in his fake *** LS.

Everything he said in his post is just taken from other posts on despot.
# Nov 05 2004 at 5:15 AM Rating: Default
235 posts
KITE this thing, or else it will spam RocketFist (thats the translation, I don't know the proper German name) over and over and over and over and over again. It can literally hit a stationary target with the move 7-8 times in under 10 seconds. KITE IT.

It also aggros sight I believe, like all Doll NM's.

Edited, Fri Nov 5 05:17:54 2004
RE: kite
# Nov 07 2004 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
829 posts
this probibly makes me sound like a noob... but what does kite mean could some one please explain it to me?
RE: kite
# Nov 30 2004 at 4:50 PM Rating: Good
147 posts
As far as I understand it, "Kite" has two possible roots, both of which make just about equal sense. These are:

Kite: Kiting an enemy is a lot like flying a kite, in that you run and it follows behind you (thus making spellcasting and tp use a challenge).

Kite: Rooted from an acronym for Kill In Transit. This is rather straightforward and similar, wherein the enemy is kept in motion so as to make it harder for the enemy to use abilities that require it to be stationary.
RE: kite
# Nov 09 2004 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
Kite means to run around the general area with the mob chasing you. This increases the time of the mobs attack by a small fraction and makes it harder for the mob to cast spells and use tp. Also, if the mob is slow enough, you can be out of range conpletely and never take any damage.

Edited, Tue Nov 9 21:22:38 2004
RE: kite
# Nov 10 2004 at 3:36 AM Rating: Decent
235 posts
Also, spells like Gravity and abilities such as Shadowbind are often used in kiting, to give the kiter the upper hand and a "head start."
spawn point?
# Oct 08 2004 at 8:38 AM Rating: Decent
Where does this spawn?
RE: spawn point?
# Nov 10 2004 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
235 posts
Its spawn area includes the dolls just in front of the main Ru'Avitau gate, I believe at H-9. All the dolls in front (though not the ones by the blue symbols) lotto with him.
Doll Cinimatic
# Sep 01 2004 at 9:13 AM Rating: Good
Who here aggres that dolls just have a certain terminator aire about them (much as magic pots do, but they don't shoot at you, thay cast) I think if SE made a new opening movie for CoP and it had a doll or two in it, i'd like to see those guys mowing down attackers lol (too cool)
killed it
# Aug 31 2004 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
This guy has a ridiculous aggro range it spawns in the one of the arch ways with the blue light where a groundskeeper would pop, it spams panzerfaust and i mean SPAMS it just like faust spams typhoon. Overall he is easy just follow standard doll fighting be ready to stun meltdown.

I won the lot on the scythe and needless to say its only double attacked once as a drk/thf it was rather disappointing but another trophy to add to the collection i suppose
# Jul 12 2004 at 2:45 AM Rating: Default
The only reason people kill this guy is for the gem the gem is used to pop one of the gods.
# Jun 17 2004 at 9:04 AM Rating: Default

Edited, Apr 14th 2009 4:04pm by Hyrrosekki
# May 24 2004 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
176 posts
Hell of a drop. :O
#REDACTED, Posted: May 11 2004 at 2:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i want to fight it
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