Vana'diel Bestiary: Manes  

Found in:Bostaunieux Oubliette
Found at Location:J - 10
Job:Black Mage
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Detects by Sound
  • Detects by Low HP
  • Based on Ice
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Ice
Updated: Thu Jun 4 08:06:18 2009

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General Information

Manes's Spawn Location
Manes's Spawn Location

  • Resistant to Stun, Silence, and Dispel

  • Manes's physical attacks have an additional Terror effect that cannot be dispelled.

  • Will despawn 10 to 15 minutes after spawning if not engaged.

Manes's Special Attacks

  • Black Mage Spells: Capable of casting all spells a Black Mage at level 75 is capable of casting, excluding the merit tier II "Ancient" magic spells.

  • Terror Touch: Single target physical damage with an additional Attack down effect.

  • Curse: AoE Curse effect.

  • Grave Reel: AoE HP Drain effect.

  • Ectosmash: Single target physical damage. Mob will "teleport" behind the target before damaging it.

  • Dark Sphere: Single target physical damage with an additional Blind effect.

  • Fear Touch: Single target physical damage with an additional Slow effect.

Historical Information

In Roman mythology, Manes were the souls of deceased family members, which were honored by two holidays celebrated in the month of February; Feralia and Parentalia.

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Manes NM
# Sep 29 2008 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
anyone know if a 75 bst or 75 blm can solo this Manes NM?
Manes NM
# Aug 31 2009 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
210 posts
Just solod as 75 BST/WHM. Dropped 3 Cloths Woohoo! 300K.

Took one placeholder kill to pop NM and then NM fight was about 1 hour. Fairly difficult fight. Used a couple of CCs and Zetas when in trouble. CHR+50 so only had one or two mischarms (one on a bat and one on a Mousse). Gaudy Harness for Refresh. Presidential Hairpin for extra regen. If not for Blood of the Vampyr kupopower I'm not sure I could have done this fight. I can see this being much easier and very lucrative duo BST.
Some Info on Manes
# Aug 09 2006 at 5:56 AM Rating: Decent
529 posts
After failing twice, I have finally managed to take this Ghost NM down as SMN75/WHM37! First of all, a little clarification on the spawn time and spawn area.

There are two "Gespenst" monsters @ J-10 surrounded by four aggroable hounds. These two ghosts are the placeholders with 16 minute respawn. Usually when I come here, it only takes a few kills to get it to spawn. However, since I have failed killing it twice, I've noticed that it will despawn after 2-3 minutes of being dormant and the spawn timer resets. >.< I have come to the conclusion that the spawn time is 4-6 hours, since it took 5 hours to respawn the third time (first time I just left when it despawned).

Now, if you manage to get it to spawn, take heed that it's black magic is very powerful and since it's a ghost, it is resistant to most kinds of physical attacks. As a SMN, the strategy I used was as follows:

I would use carby to claim it, and I would slowly work my way into a less-aggroable area since pretty much all passages are crawling with aggroable Slimes or Ghosts. Be careful not to do any casting near it, as the hate is very fragile and it may end up coming after you before Carby dies. It did this to me many times, and I have Yinyang Robe!

Once I trecked the looooong distance to a place where mobs would no longer aggro me, I started using Fenrir + Yagudo Drinks to slowly chip away it's HP. Be sure to keep Blink and Stoneskin up at all times as he can very quickly destroy you otherwise!

Eventually, I ran out of MP, so I proceeded to choose the avatar in accordance to the current day and I 2-houred and hit it with Astral Flow. This usally did around 1,200 damage for me. Then, I would wait for MP to recharge for a second blast, and that would usually finish it off. While I managed to win, it was very hard and I don't plan to do it again. >.<

I'd say I got lucky, if anything. It's spells usually 1-shot Fenrir which leaves me unready to use another BP to get hate back on the avatar so I end up running for a while until I could summon again. When I won I wasn't targeted with any -ga which I think is why I won. I barely had any time to buff at all, so I had to rely on a bit of luck.

Well, that's all folks, I wish you guys good luck hunting this fun and not-so-notorious NM. ^^

Oh, and only 1 cloth dropped for me. But I heard more than 1 can drop at a time!

# Apr 12 2006 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
Just solo this damn NM today. :)
RDM owns again!
# Jan 27 2006 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
Spawn time?
# Nov 10 2005 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
spawn time? Location on map? Drop rate?
# Jul 01 2005 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
Has anyone camped it and knows how often it spawns? Also, is it a placeholder of other ghosts in the area? Thanks.
# May 16 2005 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
Latin for feast of the dead or something or other, I haven't familiarized myself with it for a while but I believe thats what it means. ^^;
# May 07 2005 at 10:28 PM Rating: Decent
924 posts
K a bit of information on this NM. This nm is surrounded by EP Hounds and EP Mousses at 75. There are bats in the area, but are non-agro (unless you rest for MP without sneak).

We hunted him in the hallway. We took out the mouse and pulled the PH's. There are 2 Ghoust PH's in the room.

As for the NM itself, pretty easy for a thf/nin and a whm/blm. Nothing too hard. Silencing is tough, but doable but it wont last long. He likes to cast level 4 and lvl 3 -ga spells. He can also Terrorize you, which means your frozen for a few seconds. Got 36 XP and 9000 gil from it. I also mugged him for 3K.

Edited, Sun May 8 15:46:24 2005
# Mar 31 2005 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
521 posts
Duo-ed this yesterday with a Nin/Thf... It was hard but by no means impossible... just make sure you don't get links. =P
'Windyfeather falls to the ground.'
# Feb 26 2005 at 1:14 PM Rating: Default
Seems 3 lvl 75s can take this out, but with difficulty considering as they ran to avoid the links (1 undead dog and 2 skeles) they had "Windyfeather (lv75JP BLM) falls to the ground" appear on the screen. The PT was her, a THF, and a RDM, all three lvl 75.

Tarutaru death can be so funny.... she's running and all of a sudden *GASP* *falls over face first* Maybe I'm just sadistic like that >_>
# Jan 10 2005 at 2:59 PM Rating: Default
83 posts
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