Vana'diel Bestiary: Steam Cleaner  

Family:Magic Pot
Found in:Ve'Lugannon Palace
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Magic
  • Based on Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Earth
  • Strong against Fire
  • Strong against Ice
  • Strong against Light
  • Strong against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
  • Strong against Wind
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Updated: Sun Mar 23 18:08:07 2008

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General Information

    • Detectors can spawn up to five Caretakers at intervals of roughly one to two minutes following the defeat or despawn of a previously spawned mob. Steam Cleaner, when it's respawn window opens, is capable of spawning in place of any of the Caretakers.

  • Melee effect have an additional TP Drain effect that cannot be dispelled.

Steam Cleaner's Special Attacks

  • Spinning Attacks: Frontal cone AoE physical damage.

  • Battery Charge: Self target mp recovery effect.

  • Mysterious Light: AoE Light based magic damage with additional Gravity effect.

  • Spectral Barrier: Self target Magic Immunity effect. (Dispel effects will be resisted, so this effect cannot be dispelled).

  • Mind Drain: Single target Mind absorption effect.

  • Double Ray: Single target magic damage.

  • Black Mage Spells: Capable of casting any spell from the Black Mage repetoire up to lv. 75, excluding the Tier 2 merit Ancient Magic spells (Burst II, Freeze II, etc.)

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# Mar 05 2008 at 8:49 PM Rating: Default
# Feb 04 2008 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
OMG MIZ!!!! <3333
Libation Abjuration
# Aug 15 2006 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
Also drops Libation Abjuration, just got one!
Freya's Tear
# Nov 02 2005 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
Also drops tear, just got one
Indra Katars
# Sep 15 2005 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
we walked in....got SC on 2nd summon and Katars dropped.
won the lot on an 834 due to the fact that there were no MNK's present >:D
Additional Information from my experience
# Aug 02 2005 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
559 posts
1. He's on about a 4 hour pop timer.

2. Fighting Detectors close to the four entrances he spawns at is a waste of time, because he won't pop from them. Instead, pull Detectors from the basement areas.

3. The latest I have seen him spawn is on the fourth summon from the Detector. If he does not pop after 5 or so summons, get a new Detector.

4. Caretakers are doll types. Steam Cleaner is a magic pot type. Yes, Detectors really do summon both Caretakers and Steam Cleaner.
Indra katars
# Jun 20 2005 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
How do you get these, I heard this mob was removed from the game. But I don't know anything so could someone please tell me?
RE: Indra katars
# May 28 2006 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
this mob cant be removed from the game ; ; it has Seiryu's Gem of the east i believe it is.....
why wouldnt he spawn?
# Jun 14 2005 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Just spent 4-5 hours trying to pop this SOB and all we got were Caretakers, wth's up with that? i asked a few other people in different ls's and they said it should have spawn in that time frame. or is it a 6 hr pop? any info would be good cause this was a big waste of mine and my ls's time today...
RE: why wouldnt he spawn?
# Mar 04 2006 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
Well you could of either been fighting the wrong detectors, or someone could of gotten it to pop in a different area
More Drops
# Jun 05 2005 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
It also drops Freya's tear
# Jun 01 2005 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
30 straight kills and no drop then we get 2 in a row in then nothing then another...lol wtf XD
Pop time?
# Apr 29 2005 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
86 posts
I've read where he won't pop until 6 hours after his last kill and in this post it says 2-3. Does anyone know his correct pop time since last kill? Thanks ^^
# Apr 29 2005 at 2:16 AM Rating: Decent
0/7 here, i hate it too >.>
Drop rate sucks
# Apr 26 2005 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
I hate this damn thing, i been trying for a couple months now to get Indra Katar's, i am 0/8 now... i think im unlucky cuz i hear of many monks getting on first try ; ;
The one time it drops for the LS is the time i am on vacation... i have great luck dont i :(
steam cleaner
# Feb 23 2005 at 9:46 PM Rating: Default
atfer feb update im pleased to say SC has poped 3 times in a row. Its poping just like it used to, ***** u SE saying u changed it an wasting our time for 2 months. Also theres been sum problems with people DC'ing when SC pops, i dunno if its related but it has beeen reported to a GM on bahumut server
Steam Cleaner {Found it!}
# Feb 17 2005 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
274 posts
After our server (Unicorn) had an Emergency maintainance, Steam Cleaner is now working.
The reset help get SC running again.

Our LS pulled detectors as normal, and the first spawn was indeed Steam Cleaner.
SC Where are you?
# Feb 03 2005 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
heres is a few pics take it as you want.
# Feb 01 2005 at 1:56 AM Rating: Default
51 posts
Complete taken out of the game I swear. I've lost count of the hours I've put into trying to spawn him lately. Im not happy, SE needs to reveal the info.
# Jan 21 2005 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
wel im on Bahamut server an we havnt been able topop SC in 4 weeks -.- we talk to all other HNM LS an everyone having trouble. We alos contacted GM an got same exact respose. well where on PlayOnline.com is any info posted..

If anyone figure out how SE has changed this NM pop pattern. please post im sure alot people wil thank you.
# Jan 18 2005 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
51 posts
since the last update my ls hasnt seen this and neither has any other ls on diabolos that i know of
RE: hmmm
# Jan 18 2005 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
151 posts

GM confirms that the way of spawning this NM has been changed.
# Jan 17 2005 at 10:05 PM Rating: Excellent
933 posts
Changed to what?

Any SS of this? What did the GM say?


Edited, Mon Jan 17 22:06:42 2005
# Jan 16 2005 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
924 posts
********* this NM.

You heard it hear first, the "conditions of this " have been changed. Confirmed by GM.
# Jan 09 2005 at 8:27 PM Rating: Default
924 posts
Steam Cleaner is a lottery pop of a Caretaker, which is a doll and NOT a Pot. There are 4 enterances from sky that you can take to get to the Detectors that will spawn SC. Quickest way is to kill one detector and sleep the other one until SC is popped. Camp in the hallways and becareful some of the enterances have pots that agro to magic.

I want my damn Indra Katar's dammit. -.-
# Dec 16 2004 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
LOT of info lacking on SC so im here to help ^^: Apparently until recently SC (for all you old folks thats S for Steam and C for Cleaner) (For all you young folks yeah SC also stands for Skill Chain, bear with me) would not spawn at all! The Dec 8 patch fixed it nicley. Ok so you kill the closest detector in Ve'Lugannon. Note it can spawn in one of four places, but will only spawn if...someones forcing it to. By that i mean (this is best way to do it) get a defender from the BASEMENT where there are 1-4 pops per area. Then bring it up, it'll spawn a Caretaker or SC. SO... PLD vokes Caretaker and then BLM sleeps Defender! So you kill Caretaker (STUN MELTDOWN! He will explode!)(1200 DMG AOE) then wake up the Defender or Detector... rather... its called Detector in Ve'Lugannon if we wanna speak proper english here. OK anyway wake it up with like Stone I or w/e. Itll sit there poking you for a few secs then it'll pop ANOTHER....Caretaker or SC! IF he has not been killed recently, this process takes NO LONGER than 15 minutes. Spend 15 minutes doing this, and assume he has been killed recently. If he has been killed recently then wait 2-3 HRS before you go and try again. NOW as for killing SC himself.... well hes friggin weak. I cant remember if he does anything special, he died to fast every time we've killed him. So.. just unleash hell on him! He might have an aga 3 spell to look for...iono he dies so fast with 18 ppl you wont need to worry, he'll be dead before he casts =D

EDIT: real bad spelling errors XD

Edited, Thu Dec 16 15:53:04 2004
#REDACTED, Posted: May 27 2005 at 8:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) omg ur such a gimp none of ur other jobs are lvled and u are 75 w/ relic weapon? u dont even have thf lvled jesus
# Sep 04 2004 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
the detectors that spawn steamcleaner are usually farther down near the basement areas overall its an easy mob just stun the major magic attacks.
please help
# Aug 28 2004 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
60 posts
i was wondering how long it takes to make one spawn
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