Vana'diel Bestiary: Novv the Whitehearted  

Found in:Sea Serpent Grotto
Job:White Mage
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
Updated: Fri Feb 6 09:30:33 2009

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General Information

Novv the Whitehearted's Spawn Location
Novv the Whitehearted's Spawn Location

    • Novv the Whitehearted is no longer a lottery pop, and will spawn regardless of the other four Sahagin in its spawn area being up or not.

    • This area can be accessed by trading a Gold Beastcoin to the door at (I-14) on the first map of the zone, or by dropping down from the ledge at (L-8) from the fifth map of the zone.

  • Has a potent auto-regen effect that cannot be dispelled.

  • Immune to Silence and resistant to Sleep and Lullaby.

Novv the Whitehearted Special Attacks

  • White Magic: Capable of casting all white magic spells available to a level 75 White Mage apart from the Tier II merit spells.

  • Hydro Shot: Single target physical damage with additional Enmity down and Knockback effects.

  • Hydro Ball: Single target Water based magic damage with an additional Strength down effect.

  • Spinning Fin: AoE physical damage with an additional Stun effect (Circle of effect originates from user).

  • Bubble Armor: Self target Shell effect (effect can be dispelled).

  • Benediction: AoE massive HP recovery and status ailment removal effect.

    • Denoted by the characteristic mob two-hour animation effect (Circle of effect originates from user).

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Crazy Autoregen
# Nov 14 2008 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
Just tried to solo him on 75 RDM/NIN, I couldn't pull off enough damage, lowest i got him to was 85%. Autoregen kept taking him back up to 100% -_-. Thank god there was a thf there farming, he kindly helped me out.

Got the coat 1/1 :)
Amazing fight!
# Aug 17 2008 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
Just "Duo'd" this w/a WHM friend while farmin MNK Testy. The fight took a good 20+ min. Decaynine:73WHM/NIN ME:68MNK/DNC decided to take it on, almost a mistake to do so, we both used 2HR mid~ battle, popped NPC's bout 3/4 way through. Survived the fight by mad skill x2, got coat, Shellra IV and a sardine.

/bow <Decaynine> WHM tank

Din get Testy, but later today is another day^^

siren hair
# Feb 29 2008 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
so since that update when they took sirens hair from most the NM's in the SSG,i was just want someone too please confirm that this NM still does drop sirens hair
# Dec 17 2007 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Easy solo as THF/NIN75, just make sure you remember he will Bene @ around 50% HP. This is a 1-6 hr spawn now, and it's not lottery off other Sahagin's. He now pops in the SW corner of the large room past the Gold Beastcoin, opposite end of the room the Yarr the Pearleyed.

Had to kill it twice to get the Coat (which I wanted), both times with double TH3+.

Note that the description hasn't been updated, so Siren's hair no longer drops from this NM. This was changed in a recent update to stop RMTs camping him. They could still be active in the area farming coral fragments, however.

If you have THF AFv2 Hat, you can also Mug him for around 3.5k and he drops about that when killed. Combined with the other NM and Sahagin BRD scroll drops and coral drops, you can actually make a bit of gil whilst you are waiting for him to pop.

Just be warned, the pops can be long (for me, first popped soon, about 30mins after I arrived, but the second took an additional 2-3hrs) so it can get a bit tiresome waiting for it to pop.

DRG can easily solo.
# Oct 28 2007 at 7:13 AM Rating: Decent
Solo'd him this morning as DRG75/WHM37. Had a couple close calls and if you wish to attempt this, bring a couple echo drops. Drops were only pamtam kelp and Cure V scroll. Also, 47 experience points if that's any indication to its true level. Be sure when you fight it to pull the NM to a safe location away from neighboring WHM sahagin.

Edited, Nov 5th 2007 3:46pm by MidnightBastoker
solo worked for me
# Aug 03 2007 at 7:48 AM Rating: Good
198 posts
Went in as 75 bst/whm and had an ep mousse pet (slime) that was about 3/4 health from fighting other mobs in the area. I had no pet food with me and Novv the Whitehearted spawned near the north edge not far from other linking/ aggro mobs. I pulled him with a Dia 2 and got no links at all. I only took hate couple times and the mousse tanked him very well. He used benidiction about 1/2 way through (and cured to full health... Doh!) and I started thinking of what jug pets I had with me or how I can get the nearby robber crabs without aggro or links. Didnt end up needing any other pets and the mousse pet had about 5-10% health left at the end of fight. He dropped mistrals coat, cure V, bastore sardine, 4800 gil and gave me 27 xp with a pet. When I first arrived at camp a group of GS had claimed him and he spawned right at 2.5 hrs after. Hope this helps estimate the strength and spawn time of him for others.
# Aug 01 2007 at 10:55 PM Rating: Default
just solo'ed this bad boy, im a 75NIN, and to be honest i dont have the best of gear, and still solo'ed him i got hit once >< and only b/c when he was @ 7% i got all excited ran out of my room to get my brother, and he hit me LOL... its all good tho i still kicked his ***, but not a hard NM to solo... just a lot of ****** HP, and paralyze is always a great spell to have :)
# Jul 09 2007 at 10:13 AM Rating: Good
62 posts
well got the drop when a THF finally helped me wOOt....and also in the two days I camped it....I got 2 Charby kills and one Joy Toy for myself he he .....1/3 on the minstrel coat drops....thanx to Silentstalker thf with uber TH hunter as we know all NIN have -XII TH :( he he he fun linking mobs all over the place.....and ooo ya after 5-6 hours and 2 kills on the NM once a taru and elf showed up and camped for 20 minutes and got the claim and drop i was so depressed at that point lol....that i went and camped Charby for 4 hours and helped friend get her Joy Toy too ^^ all in all a good 2 days
Be prepared
# Jun 12 2007 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
112 posts
This NM is no joke to solo. His autoregen will heal himself 1-2% hp per tic on top of his ability to Cure V himself (20%hp restored) and Curaga III (15% hp). His only aoe attack is his spinning move that will strip 1-2 shadows, but all other moves are single target and easily manageable. An overwhelming attack power (via weapon skill or DoT) is needed to bring him down by yourself, otherwise his self-healing abilities will push this into a tough endurance fight.

I attempted to solo this as a lvl 73 Nin/rdm, primarily for fast cast and dispel. Thankfully I was able to take off his protect IV and stoneskin with dispel, however the fight pushed for far too long. Jubaku (paralyze) saved my ***, since it kept him from casting his cure spells decently. By the time he was down, had about 250 hp left and no coat. Fight lasted for 24 minutes.
Hard to silence + auto-regen
# Jun 09 2007 at 2:23 PM Rating: Default
338 posts
Wanted to go to Charyb and saw this guy, killed a Mousse so i can pull him there to fight him as 75 RDM/WHM.

Mousse down, the NM went after a GS Party there, i helped them...however i was buffed and wanted to start fight anyway.

Couldnt silence him with Auster Stuff and 300 Enfeeb skill lol...:/

Everytime he was at 98% his HP immediatly went up to 100% i couldnt take him down because of his auto-regen.
Bound him and warped, thx to olduum ring.
# Dec 16 2006 at 3:03 AM Rating: Decent
I'm pretty sure this NM can't be lvl 74. I solo'd it today as 74nin/war and got 47 exp. That would make it top end EP to me, maybe lvl 67-68 at best I would think. Also the NM popped right after I had killed the Lagoon Sahagin and did not replace any of the other sahagin that were in the area. I think SE may have recently changed the spawn type from lottery of Lagoon Sahagin to timed spawn, but that's just my guess. I won't know for sure until I kill it a couple more times
# Dec 12 2006 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
i cant hate on RMT anymore since they got me the coat too, as well as helped me kill charby. I dont buy or sell gil, and i am cheap with buying items. Since everything is so cheap now i am not gonna hate on the anymore. They prob make 10cents/hr
# May 02 2007 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
I have also soloed this NM twice now on my Monk. It was not the easiest fight at all, and once I was left with only 298 HP. But an amazing fight, and alot of fun basically! Surprised the two times I killed RMT weren't all over it :D
very lucky
# Dec 09 2006 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
Was here farming and saw RMT parties camping all NM's as usual... saw Novv pop and watched them claim. At about 1/8Hp I started to spam "bard body can I have it please" I've never heard of RMT party actually doing anything good. A few minutes later I got invite from the party (I assume after the hair was claimed) and the coat was in the treasure. 1/1 without even fighting.
very lucky
# Dec 09 2006 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
Was here farming and saw RMT parties camping all NM's as usual, saw Novv pop and watched them claim. At about 1/8Hp I started to spam "bard body can I have it please" I've never heard of RMT party actually doing anything good; A few minutes later I got invite from the party (I assume after the hair was claimed) and the coat was in the treasure. 1/1 without even fighting.
drop rate
# Dec 02 2006 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
just killed again, 0/3 crap drops the 3 times. All i want is the bard armor nothin else. every spawn i just ask a prty if i can have the armor and they let me right in. Very helpfull pple here everyone i asked said they would help. People at camp was never to much a few here or there, sept in the morning when japenese are about the camp had about 15 people here. But will keep at it till i get the minstrals coat.

Any on bahamute after the sirens hair ill help. i dont want the hair
drop rate
# Dec 11 2006 at 5:48 AM Rating: Decent
wants the coat
doesnt care about the hair
willing to camp for hours/days/weeks(Hope not weeks)
send a /tell
i dont have a life so I'll be on
1/1 Solo
# Jul 23 2006 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
898 posts
Just beat this as solo Nin/War

He didnt touch me once.

Real Easy

OH and it dropped ! 1/1

Lame ; ;
# Jul 22 2006 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
Well, Im 0/2 at this point. Just started camping him today, and I already have a feeling this is gonna be another 1/13 drop like my Moldivate Earring ; ;.

Anyways, first fight, I got the claim over GS with Dia(they suck pretty bad at claiming on our server) as 75RNG/37WHM. The setup was 75PLD/WAR, 70BST/BLU, 75SAM/THF, and myself. We beat it really quick, the regen wasnt a problem at all, took about 45 sec give or take, only reason it took so long was because of Benediction ><. No Minstrel's Coat drop(what I was after) OR any Siren's Hairs, instead we just got Shellra IV and Quus -.-.

Second fight, I once again got the claim with Dia, this time it was me as 75RNG/37WHM, 75SAM/THF, and 75DRK/NIN. SAM basically tanked it. We beat it in about 35 seconds(everyone but DRK used 2hr). And once again, nothing worthwhile, all we got was Bastore Sardine and Shellra IV...

But yeah, the fight is cake, it's just the claim that's pretty tough, since there's Gilsellers camping it(on my server at least). Im sure a NIN and BRD could beat it's ***. Anyways, Ill be updating this each time I kill it, Im not leaving SSG until Ive gotten my Coat(yeah, Im persistent XD). Wish me luck :o

EDIT:: Just got the Coat drop about an hour ago :D. Got the claim over 5 GS again with Dia, the GS suck pretty bad at claiming. This time I did it with the same SAM, a 75THF, and me as RNG/WHM again. Our drops were: Bastore Sardine, Minstrel's Coat, Cure V. 1/3 on Coat wooo. Still no Hairs though ; ;.

Edited, Jul 23rd 2006 at 3:42am EDT by KasukiRNG
War/nin solo..
# Jun 25 2006 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
60 posts
Hi everyone... Just wondering.
I am 75war/nin and I use bloody bolts and many high potions+ ... and I am completely decked out in eva/eva skill+ gear.. think I can solo him?

I usually tank things such as avatar prime battles and such with ease. I even solo'ed titan and leviathon with no assistance, for a friend..

Many Thanks for any response....

Edited, Sun Jun 25 09:04:19 2006
New spawn behavior
# May 08 2006 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
61 posts
So my boyfriend and I decided to try and get some Siren's hair the other night so I could get a pair of cursed slacks synthed.

Went down there and started killed the lagoon sahagin placeholder and everything else just to pass the time between spawns. Were there for maybe an hour before someone else showed up.

Seemed he was interested in the Minstrel's Coat so we invited him to our party and continued killing stuff. Maybe another half hour had gone by and two other people showed up.

About another hour passed before the NM finally popped. Now here's the interesting part. The two other people had just claimed the Lagoon Sahagin and were in the midst of killing it when Novv spawned. So it seems like SE changed it so the NM pops independently of the placeholder now, but placeholders still have to be killed to force the spawn.

We noticed the same thing when we were camping Zuug the Shoreleaper just before we went to visit Novv. Killed one of the Delta Sahagins, went to pull the other and Zuug was suddenly there.

And for those wondering, Novv dropped a Siren's hair and a quus, but no coat. Wish he would've dropped the coat, the other person in our party was really nice. ;-; Maybe next time.
# Feb 17 2006 at 10:28 AM Rating: Decent
Got this puppy yesterday. 1/1 Was there maybe an hour, we out pulled the GSs that were there.

Drops were hair, coat, regen3 & another misc item i forgot.

Camped it for coat & got a nice payday out of it as well.

# Nov 20 2005 at 10:33 AM Rating: Default
last night a friend of mine wanted to pay back the gil sellers camping this for when he got mpk'd, and even though I'm only BRD30 thought, might as well get this ahead of time since someone is going anyway.

So we get there, there are 2 gil sellers and then an LS of about 15 **** all camping this, so we almost left just cause of the sheer number of people there. Decided to stay though.

So here I am Thf51/whm so that I can have TH2 for drops and sneak myself so I don't get killed down there and he pops on far side of the pop area but BEHIND all the campers. so I'm freakin' out cause I know I have no way of getting there, but even less chance of getting message off to other 2 to go claim.

I run over and hit my Dia macro and it turns red! I'm like, what the hell! I got it! the NM pop's and takes me 5-6 seconds to claim when most of the Lagoon pops were taken before I could even see them!

Then to top it all of we got BOTH the coat and the hair drop, so I guess you could say I'm 2/1 on this now. I was thrilled cause I thought my TH2 was broken, I'm about 2/65 on NM drops now.
My new coat
# Nov 16 2005 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
Today I went down to SSG with an LS 74THF/NIN, with hopes of getting this guy for coat and hair, since everyone loves a gil drop while camping any NM, heh. (hair 1.5M on gilgamesh right now) So we roll down and find 6 other campers there, pt of 2 and 4, casually killing sahagins so Novv wont get links, then go into psycho camp mode when Lagoon Sahagin(PH)/Novv spawn, and me and THF doing so also, although we never beat the others to a Lagoon claim. My brother starts bugging me for the comp so I say to THF that I gotta go after 2 more PH spawns. Next one rolls by, Lagoon again, we miss. Coming close to the next spawn, I start typing to THF that if we do get claim, I'm gonna hold back to sleepga any MPK attempts. (I'm 75WHM/BLM, my BRD is 57 at the moment, and yes, MPK's happen pretty often in SSG over siren hair NM's.) While I'm typing this, Novv pops square in front of me, and i see his name clear as day, so I quickly pound the ESC key to remove text, hit F8 to target him, and hit my flash macro before any other camper turns to see that it's popped. Novv actually almost owned me here, got me down to 150/750HP before THF got hate from SA, but I got stoneskin and regen 3 on and that fixed that. THF proceeds to hack at Novv for quite some time before we realize he has regen of about 50hp/tick, so I jumped in to start fighting and we SC'ed Shark Bite > Hexa Strike, and that took him down really quick with the extra SC damage. We let THF get last hit, and drops were:

Bastore Sardine
Shellra IV
Minstrel's Coat (WOOT!)

So to wrap this long story up, I'm 1/1 on my coat, and now THF can get back to camping THF knife NM, which I owe him some help for now. ^^

*edited for spelling and corrected shellra VI to IV

Edited, Wed Nov 16 02:15:24 2005
What is the world coming to?
# Oct 19 2005 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
549 posts
Saw this guy last night, 2 people managed to claim him only to be MPKed by another group of people a minute later. The MPKers got claim and killed it...to bad they all didn't die! I have to wonder at people like that. A little respect and courtesy go a long way.

Shadar, Galka Whm of Midgardsormr
not soloable
# Sep 26 2005 at 11:43 AM Rating: Default
373 posts
in all honestly i dont see how he can be soloed by anything other then say a smn the reason i say this is because when i went to fight him a 75bst tried soloing him but died luckily he had reraise on and by the time i got there weakness wore and got claim again and beat him. the fact of the matter is even with soul voice requiem with his Hp wasnt budgeing has a nasty regen ability and plz a drg/whm wouldnt be able to solo because he simply hits to hard. so yea.... even smn would have trouble if they couldnt offset that Regen

btw got my coat on first drop ^^

Edited, Mon Sep 26 12:53:25 2005
RE: not soloable
# Jun 17 2006 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
122 posts
I solo this NM on DRG/RDM regularly. Protect 2 and Phalanx are more than enough to counter its damage. He only hits me for about 40-70. The problem with this guys is his Auto-Regen. It must be about 30-50 per tick so you need alot of dmg to counter it. To get back to the point, yes DRG/mage can solo this with no difficulty.

P.S. Bring a few echo drops to be safe.
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