Vana'diel Bestiary: Taxim  

Found in:Gustav Tunnel
Job:Black Mage
Level:78 - 79
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Detects by Low HP
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Ice
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Updated: Thu May 15 05:57:53 2008

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General Information

Taxim's Spawn Location
Taxim's Spawn Location

Taxim Special Attacks

  • Black Magic: Capable of casting any spells available to a level 75 Black Mage except for the merit elemental spells.

  • Blood Saber: AoE HP Drain effect.

  • Hell Slash: Single target physical damage.

  • Black Cloud: AoE Darkness based magic damage with an additional Blind effect.

  • Horror Cloud: Single target Slow effect.

Historical Information

In Slavic legend, the Taxim was said to be an undead corpse, the equivalent of a zombie.

This page last modified 2008-08-29 20:55:03.

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# Jun 15 2009 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
His PH is one of the two Doom Warlocks that spawn on the eastern side of the G-8 room. Can't tell which but he has only one PH.
BST solo?
# May 05 2008 at 8:34 AM Rating: Default
951 posts
Could this guy be taken down solo by BST using a T-VT scorpion to start off the fight? How tough is he and how bad are his -aga's spammed? Want the pole for ***** and giggles, but don't wanna take a dirt nap trying to get it lol. Any feedback would be great. ^^
BST solo?
# May 08 2008 at 7:49 AM Rating: Decent
951 posts
Kinda answered my own question actually last night. Took him on with lsmate Wauktownsfinest w/ me using a Familiared T Scorpion and him using a DC Pug. Those 2 alone took him to 50% with Wauk getting aggro from an Erlik and throwing his pet at that all the while us fighting Taxim. Wauk switched pets after aggro and i switched to a DC Pug as well after Taxim finally -aga'd my poor Scorpion to death. Easy fight actually. He dropped Blizzaga III(100k on Lakshmi server) and soem crystals but no pole. >.<; His placeholders were more of a problem than he actually was to kill. lol This guy can definitely be taken down solo BST especially if you start off the fight with a T-VT Scorpion. Just gotta be careful of sound/blood aggro with all the undead around.
soloable by nin
# May 28 2007 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
Soloed this guy as nin/rdm a few days ago. i was dicouraged not to take it alone but i didnt listen :) long fight tho.
Taxim FTW
# Jan 23 2007 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
408 posts
Duo as 75PLD/NIN and 75RDM/WHM. Easy but long fight, strongly suggest someone is either RDM or /RDM for dispel or you will have problems with ice spikes para. Silence is also pretty essential since his -ga III hits hard as hell (1k¬).
# Jun 25 2006 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
Zomg Could you guys say where you were when you were exp ing or when it popped, does it pop on the far east group of caves right after the goblins, or the far west group of caves(By Ungur), or what, come on <Help me out!>. =/
Tax collector
# Jun 23 2006 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
Lomg its a Tax collector back from the dead! Beware o.o

I like the staff he drops, i might hunt this guy one day.
# Jun 03 2006 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
any ideas where it might pop? ^^
misssed scroll on drop list...
# Jan 15 2006 at 6:28 AM Rating: Decent
83 posts
Solo'd this guy tonight with my 75SMN/37WHM. he wasn't too hard, just let my carby take him down a bit, and blasted him with a few Mountain Busters at the end to take him down. he dropped Blizzaga II which isn't on this list. *edit* forgot to mention, i got 300 exp from him as well. ^^

Edited, Sun Jan 15 06:06:45 2006
RE: misssed scroll on drop list...
# May 09 2006 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
89 posts
just a tip... Flaming Crush does way more dmg, sometimes 3 times more to skeletons.
Black Cloud
# Dec 05 2005 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
459 posts
Don't know if anyones posted already, but this guy has an extremely powerful black cloud, those of you without stoneskin run away!

Duoed with THF/NIN RDM/NIN, harder than your "average" skele in the area.

Dropped BlizzIV and Cocytus Pole.
RE: Black Cloud
# Apr 15 2006 at 2:22 AM Rating: Excellent
124 posts

I saw this guy a long time ago (during that event where you get teleported to a random dungeon). I thought about fighting him, but decided against it since I knew Gustav is a nasty area anyways.

You say his black cloud attack is nasty...does he do that AOE drain attack as well? (or is that only from Skeletons who use poles, and not scythes?)
# Nov 06 2005 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
255 posts
easily solo'd by smn 75

Simply buncle kite him around and throw in a Mountain Buster where you see fit...

E-z stuff...

1/1 on pole
also got Blizaga II, some bone chips and crystals.
Can be Duo'd.
# Oct 19 2005 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
163 posts
168 exp to party of 2 75s.
Can be duo'd by mnk/nin and rdm/whm. (We were 75, mnk would need Utsusemi: Ni, rdm could probably be less, I had no trouble silencing it.)

Can be silenced, Gravity and bound easily.
If You're kiting it it loses aggro easily if you outrun it.
Hits kinda hard on me, 250 melee unbuffed. (RDM75)
Uses tier III -ga spells, tier IV nukes and Ice spikes heheh.

Edited, Wed Oct 19 18:23:43 2005
# May 31 2005 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
340 posts
not much harder than normal bones there. he hits a paladin about 20-30 more per hit but easy enough to take down.
# May 31 2005 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
340 posts
not much harder than normal bones there. he hits a paladin about 20-30 more per hit but easy enough to take down.
# Mar 24 2005 at 5:38 AM Rating: Decent
Took down with a full pt of 68, we all got about 70 exp each. Which means it would con Tough. I'd say this NM is lvl 70-71.
too weak
# Jan 08 2005 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
I've killed this guy 4 times. 2/4 with the pole. Too bad i cant use it. We had no down time at all, we had just finished a chain5 and i was like, eh im pulling Taxim, pulled him, me and the other mkn 2hrd. end of story, Continued to xp.
I got 1 pole and the Pld got the other
We were all lvl 67
# Jan 03 2005 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
441 posts
Took this guy out last night. Party was all 68


PLD and MNK used 2 hour. dropped a cocytus pole, blizzard 3 or 4 can't recall, 990 gills, and gave 200 exp.

He poped again in exactlly 2 hours after we killed him, steadily killing bones in between then
# Dec 31 2004 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
Killed it no problem PT68-70.

It dropped a few crystals and a scroll of Blizzaga II.
# Dec 02 2004 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
303 posts
I can't believe it! On our way to do Windy 9-1 we found this guy, we killed NO POLE. ARGHHHHHH
# Nov 11 2004 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
463 posts
dropped me a pole and Blizzarga3(not on list)
# Sep 30 2004 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
me and my pt died on that ( lvl 67-70 ). somehow we couldnt stop thundergaIII ^^ made 918 dmg on me. well well. i think hes kinda easy...except his spells. but be warned..he resisted shield bash and weapon bash ._.
Level 0 - 0 ?
# Sep 18 2004 at 5:28 AM Rating: Decent
1,280 posts
what does it mean by Level: 0 - 0 anyway >.<
RE: Level 0 - 0 ?
# Sep 25 2004 at 6:47 PM Rating: Excellent
0-0 means that they have not determined its level. Look up "Notorious Monsters" and sort by level. Look at all the 0-0s they are all ubre mobs, typically 75+, but not always.
my picture
# Sep 09 2004 at 2:37 PM Rating: Good
HeHeHe thats my picture. ^^
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 16 2004 at 3:35 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Nice Stats, Richmyjz, But their higher than me at level 50. Lie.
# Jul 23 2004 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
108 posts
Killed this guy last night...

6 people in our group lvl 66-68

He dropped crap... and 600gil.
PLD(me) and MNK used 2hrs and we beat him fairly easily. (probably didn't need the 2hrs) kinda long fight though, and not really worth the 168xp we got off him.


RE: hmmm...
# Aug 17 2004 at 4:40 AM Rating: Good
1,453 posts
Definitely not worth it. -_-

party of 6 67-68. MNK died because Hundred Fists gave him too much hate.


3 earth crystals.

No staff.

And a lot of downtime. :p

With this and the previous post, I'd reckon his level varies somewhere between 76 and 80.
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