Vana'diel Bestiary: Baronial Bat  

Found in:Gustav Tunnel
  • Quest Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Detects by True Sound
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Light
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Darkness
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Updated: Fri Nov 6 16:00:46 2009

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Baronial Bat
# Sep 03 2009 at 1:53 PM Rating: Good
61 posts
Taken down last month by Churros (MNK), Hashi (WHM), Rebont (DRK) and myself (THF) on Asura. We all built up TP on the crab and other mobs in the area before I clicked the ???. Used Collaborator on the DRK. Way to hit 'em Reb. Evisceration is sweet. Thanks guys!

BTW watch out for those skeletons O_O They were a pain in the **** to sweep.

# Aug 07 2009 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
Solo'd this the other day as 75NIN/37DNC. His acc was a bit scary but i held him off with paralyze(jubaku) most of the time. Was a long fight and the robber crab linked at the end which made it a close ******* call lol. I dont recommend soloing this wsnm unless you have full eva gear and merits to go with.. as well as ninjitsu if your NIN.
We can't stop here, This is Bat Country!
# Jun 07 2009 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
I duo'd this with a friend earlier today.

75 THF/NIN (me)
75 RNG/NIN (Tonupboy)

We went there, i tried looking for a friend to heal but Linkshell was pretty sparse, so we went ahead and popped it.

Killed the crab in the tunnel, Full rest, then sneak pull to avoid the skeles.
Mob has high evasion, and high acc. I missed the mob quite a bit with 5 dagger merits, and i didn't evade all that much.
I would just let the rng pull hate till his shadows were gone and SA DE.
RNG got down to about 400 hp and i collaberator'd his hate, I got down to about 250 hp, used Perfect dodge, and it was just about dead by the time that wore.

We were a little suprised that we won without any healing magic, but that also makes the victory a little sweeter.

Thanks to Tonupboy on seraph.
Retried it again
# Dec 07 2008 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
67 posts
I just attempted this fight again as NIN/DNC. I waited until nighttime so the speed boost on the NIN AF feet would kick in. I Sneaked and clicked on the ??? to spawn the bat. I immediately ran back into the tunnel right between the goblins and the crabs. This is where I fought the bat this time since there are no mobs in the tunnel and it is far enough away to avoid blood aggro.

I just casted Slow and Paralyze on it and bothered not to try Blind since it would definitely resist. I had to call the NPC three times. It took me 22 minutes to take it down.
Hard to solo for non-RDM
# Nov 17 2008 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
67 posts
I just attempted this fight as NIN/DNC and had to 2HR when the bat's HP was at 45%. I used the Soothing Healer NPC (level 70) two times during the fight. This WSNM is more resistant to my Ninjutsu enfeebles than most other WSNMs. I was able to land Blind on it three times out of a total of about 20 attempts.

At about 50%, the crab I killed beforehand had respawned. If only Blind would stick, I think I could've killed it. The bat hits really accurate and its damage on me did anywhere from 180 to 245.
Easy duo
# Sep 15 2008 at 10:03 PM Rating: Good
334 posts
Easy with 75 RDM/NIN and 75 WHM/NIN. We killed the crab beforehand and it didn't repop until more than halfway into the fight. When it did, we kept it asleep and used Energy Drain on it.
PLD solo
# Mar 22 2008 at 4:34 PM Rating: Good
3,883 posts
I was aaaallllmost able to solo it completely on PLD/NIN, but I had to take some hastes to keep shadows up.
PLD solo
# Aug 13 2008 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
easy nm
# Jul 06 2007 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
LIke most WSNMs, its pretty weak. THis particular mob has terrible accuracy, and can easily be beaten by 1 ninja or 1 thief and a bard, or a rdm.

It can also be soloed by a particularly skilled RDM who can get it away from all the agro.
easy nm
# Jun 09 2008 at 1:40 AM Rating: Good
233 posts
Asdrabael wrote:
LIke most WSNMs, its pretty weak. THis particular mob has terrible accuracy, and can easily be beaten by 1 ninja or 1 thief and a bard, or a rdm.

It can also be soloed by a particularly skilled RDM who can get it away from all the agro.

LOL that made me laugh, he has very high accuracy/speed, I duo'd with my wife, but was not what I call an easy fight.
easy nm
# Jul 23 2007 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
LOL W/E You Say This Bat Cannot Be Soloed He Hits Hard *** Hell So Stop Putting Up Stuff Like This On Threads If You Got Proof He Can Be Soloed Than Put A Vid Up If Not Then Stop Wasting Time Putting Stuff Up That Ain't True
easy nm
# Jan 08 2008 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
499 posts
Actually I soloed it this afternoon, as RDM75/NIN37.
I had to pull it to the zone to make it easier though.
I used the part of the tunnel to Cape Terrigan that doesn't have any bats (right before the zone) and DoT/kited it in there. Nothing ever got resisted.
Fyi my enfeebling skill is 325, i have no additional refresh, my only maxed merits are RDM group 1 & 2, as well as 8/8 elemental/enfeebling.

So yea, easy stuff if you do it right
easy nm
# Feb 11 2008 at 9:07 AM Rating: Good
534 posts
easy win, nin brd thf trio it np.
# Jul 04 2007 at 10:02 PM Rating: Default
Ok, so I heard that this thing was sort of a decent solo for a rdm so I decided to finish off my dagger skill, get the dagger of trials, and break the latent just to solo this bugger.. I get down there and I try to figure out how I can pull the thing without linking all the skels and the crab.. 1st time I did it, I killed the crab and a doom guard (higher tier).. The skeleton was so I could make sure I could blink tank properly and to see if I could clear the skels.. When I finished the 1st skel, I noticed my mp was too low to even consider pulling baronial so I rest up and go back to pull. Both the crab and the skeleton were back. Yada yada, kill crab, figure out I can sneak pull baronial. Sneak pull him to the 1st tunnel where the crab spawns.. I tried dual swords and found out that was a horrible idea.. My accuracy was 35 and I was wiffing non stop.. My 1st savage blade landed for like 200 or something with 300% tp and I thought I would be ok if I could tp really fast like usual.. Well, I'm sitting there realizing I barely swing because I have to keep casting spells. Something I'm used to, but still annoying none the less. I get him down to 84% and died because he hit extremely hard and sometimes broke my capped stoneskin in a single crit.

RR up, time for round 2. This time I wanted to pull him to the tunnel near the alchemists so I wouldn't have to worry about the crab repop.. I kill crab, utsu up, sneak, and pop him and start running again.. Get to tunnel, bind him, resneak and get to the tunnel with the alchemist.. Recast my buffs and wait for him to arrive.. He gets there, I'm still dual wielding swords, and wiffing like crazy.. This time I get him to 90% and die, again because he shot through stoneskin..

RR up and decide I'll try one more time.. Get him back to 1st tunnel after the goblins and start pounding away.. Only thing I changed was I put on genbu's shield and my joyeuse instead of joyeuse and Wis Wiz Anelace (I don't have anything better right now).. With this setup things seemed a little more manageable.. an extra 10% dmg reduced clearly helped me out because stoneskin wouldn't get 1 shotted that often.. Usually when that happens, ni is down and I'm ready to kiss my *** goodbye.. So I'm chuggin away, slowly making a dent in his health.. I pass 75%, I pass 60%, then I get to about 55%.. Things are looking alright until I go to cast ichi and the bat clears stoneskin yet again interupting my ichi cast.. Ni has 15 seconds or so left and I knew I was going to eat dirt.. I pop off a cure IV to buy some time, but that didn't help.. A crit followed by a double then a single while trying to get ichi off again.

This time though, I'm watching for him to go back, he starts going back so I'm ready to pop reraise, but all of the sudden he turns around and flies towards the 52 blu killing gobbie pets.. (I told him I was pulling the bat there so he would need to be careful).. I'm sitting there like, oh jesus, he's a goner.. Guy gets up, starts casting ichi, gets ichi off, then starts doing scroll of insta warp.. Baronial flies through his 3 shadows and then misses him allowing the blu to warp away.. Talk about insane.. Baronial Bat, a lvl 82 mob according to ffxiclopedia misses someone who's 30 levels lower than him.. Blind II and his accuracy is probbaly toast.. LOL

Definately could solo it, but I do need more gear, unfortunately nobody wants to help me with this nm though so I'm stuck until I can either solo it or someone decides to help me. Throw me a ninja and I'm pretty sure we wouldn't have a single problem duoing him.. So to everyone out there, he's not really THAT hard, he's just a pain in the *** if he catches you with your thumb up your ***.. Take some precaution, but if you walk in there with more than 4 or so people, you're just taking unnecessary baggage..

Good luck in your attempts at this guy.. I definatley know that when I get a few more key pieces of equip, I'm coming back down here to take this guy on again.. This time I hope to succeed ^^
why bother
# Feb 25 2007 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
75nin/war w/ capped eva merits

2x march ftw.

Another fine example of the dumb **** that wastes space on these threads.
# Feb 25 2007 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
I don't know why people insist on telling me that the NIN was your boyfriend or the WHM was your wife -.- That has nothing to do with anything, who gives a sh*t. Probably the same people that do those annoying mushy /emotes. Keep it to yourselves! To those who actually put useful info on these threads, thanks. I will go fight this bat now. I know this isn't useful to anyone, but SOMEBODY had to say it LOL! I'm tired of these fruitcakes that have to tell me about their personal life. Yours Truly- Rantin =D (All in the name folks)
# Feb 13 2007 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
This was easy to duo with a NIN tank. I went as BLU/WHM to provide support and healing, while the NIN does his stuff. Fight was quick to say the least, ~10 minutes.

Started with Sprout Smack, Sandspin, and Disseverment... Head Butt or Actinic Burst when NIN is trying to get ichi up.

Freaking thing resisted Head Butt 3/5 times. Actinic Burst went unresisted every time I casted (if not for the 1 minute+ recast, I would cast it more)

Edited, Feb 13th 2007 10:34am by DarthCorwinis
# Feb 06 2007 at 4:16 AM Rating: Default
75nin/war w/ capped eva merits

2x march ftw.
# Dec 29 2006 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
After spending the day in sea break latent on the dagger i asked my boyfriend
(Epithree 75 mnk) if he wanted to try and kill the bats so i might finally have a good weapon skill on brd^^.
Both very tried (as it was nearly midnight)headed down to gustav tunnel.
We get there i double mambo him and put up stoneskin and blink and head over to the ??? and pop this guy and ouch he hits hard staight though stoneskin and 280 damage i think it was. My boyfriends gets it off me staight away the fight is going ok but very slow keepin elgy and double mambo up while tossin out curing and erasing evasion down when my boyfriend hits yellow hp and one of the bones attack him his shadows go down, I sleep it the bat is still beating on my bf i cure him best i can but brd mp is weak and i forgot my dark staff and mp gear >< long story short i have no mp he is at 83hp and holdin it while i med, but the skelly wakes up and the bats kills my bf ;; and then me.
We have to wait 10 mins before we can get up stupid skellys watchin our dead body. We getup and warp back to whitegate but i want to try again i grab my mp gear and head back, This time we kill the crab and pull the bat back there ahhh safe place. The fight went alot better although still not a short fight he never went under 800 hp and i still had plenty of mp. Not sure how long it took us but the crab didnt pop back till after the bats was dead, no exp though so confused. Now i have a weapon i can use on brd for more than 5 points of damage thanx hun.
So it can be duoed by a 75mnk/nin and 75Brd/Whm^^
# Nov 10 2006 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
A bard friend and I decided to give this a shot as a duo attempt since she'd broken the latent on her Dagger of Trials. So we head down to Gustav Tunnel and decide to use the tunnel with the single Robber Crab just nearby the WSNM spawn point at (I-8). Set up was as follows:
Scipii Elvaan NIN74/WAR37
Elehaym Hume BRD74/WHM37

I decided it was best to use a double Mambo song(massive evasion) combination just to stay on the safe side for the fight, and that Elly would need to stick Dark Threnody so I could land Kurayami on the WSNM, seeing as to how bats are usually resistant to dark spells(e.g. Kurayami - blind). I used +31 evasion/+17 evasion skill in gear, supported by a few haste pieces and Unji/Unsho weapon choices for TP gain. So we killed the crab to give ourselves space and then Elly pops the WSNM.

The fight went pretty smoothly at first, since we were both able to stick Kurayami, Hojo, and Elegy on the Baronial Bat at the start. I think I was able to avoid 40% of its attacks despite double Mambo songs(very bad imo, but the fight was at least under control due to Elegy/Hojo). It's defense and evasion were fairly high, even though I had popped a Sole Sushi and was using +25 Acc in gear. I was hitting it for about 12-30 damage(unberserked) with probably 50% accuracy at best >.<.. Anyway, a few minutes into the fight, shadows go down too early and I take a critical hit for 400 dmg, then it follows up with a double attack, bringing me almost down to deep red HP level. I was able to recast Utsusemi after that and we stabilized the fight from then on.

About halfway into the fight, the Robber Crab respawns and wanders around just enough to link to Elehaym, so she ends up having to work in Lullably into her song casting routine. I was thinking we were screwed at that point since we had no back up mages, so I hit the crab with Kurayami so at least it wouldn't hit her as frequently whenever it woke up. I kept having to use Blade: Ku for about 190'ish damage since accuracy was terrible enough that Jin wasn't gonna give me better numbers. Elehaym herself used TP she gained with her dagger to Energy Drain the crab of MP when she needed it, particularly if the bat used Ultrasonics(evasion down AoE) and she had to Erase that from me. It was a very tightly controlled fight, since we had no WHMs to Flash/Haste or any other kind of solid healing support for that matter. I'd have to admit Elehaym did a good job of providing those roles as best as she could. I often found myself alternating Utsusemi Ichi/Ni, the timers of which were just about ready anytime shadows went down.

We beat the WSNM eventually, after 22 minutes of prolonged fighting and sleeping the crab link. The funniest part was the fact that Elehaym's Lv.59 NPC(which she'd summoned just before the fight) got the killing blow on the WSNM for 12 damage. It was a fun fight just because of that rough start and the crab link.^^

Holy Batman
# Oct 30 2006 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
551 posts
Beat this puppy with 75RDM/NIN (me, using Esword + Joyeuse), 75MNK/NIN, and 60WHM/BLM. I sneak pulled it, gravitied and ran to camp where the crab was. Fight prolly lasted 5mins~. MNK pawned the bat (H2H, Crit, and Evasion merits lol). Fun fight. Bat hits fast and hard. I got hate spamming cure to MNK so he could cast shadows. Overall, prolly one of the easiest WSNMs.
# Oct 19 2006 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
i just helped a guy last night kill this thing here was the party set up 75bst 72bst and me as 75rdm//nin taru. we killed it in no time at all was easy to tank just keep your shelds up ^^ i think i can solo it. it will just take a longggggg time cuz of all its eva by the time we killed it i just hit 289 tp ><
won with 4
# Oct 16 2006 at 10:03 AM Rating: Good
233 posts
We killed this today with 4 of us,
75 Ninja (me)
75 Whitemage (wife)
63 Thief
61 Ninja

It has really high evasion, the other ninja got tp once during the 15+ min fight. In all honesty, me and the whm (my wife) could of duo'd it. But Im glad they came along because the fight lasted long time lol, and the crab in the tunnel respawned, so the other ninja and thief took that off.

It attacks pretty fast, and when it hits, was doing between 80-160 a hit. So if it double attacked could get hp low pretty fast, but only got below 500 once during fight, <3 wife. ^^

Anyway just sharing my experiance.

PS. Wife and I beat Aquarius earlier in the day, lol we had a busy day! (got axe too!)
# Oct 11 2006 at 1:33 PM Rating: Default
Solod the baby (melee) as RDM/NIN tonight. I didn't pull him anywhere, there's a single Robber Crab in the tunnel just before the ??? for Baronial Bat. I killed the crab 1st, ran to ??? popped the bat and ran to the tunnel asap. Crab repopped when Bat had %15ish HPi i sleeped it.

DO NOT NUKE and waste MP cuz i have 270 Elemental Magic skill, 121 int, lev 5 ice magic acc, and my blizzard III did constant 150ish dmg. Aero III did 250ish but still not worth it.

He doesn't have a single dangerous TP move at all. He wipes Stoneskin with 350 HP in 2-3 hits so refresh Stoneskin often. When i 1st engaged him i wasn't able to hit him so i ate a Sole sushi and like %75 of my attacks were accurate.

Converts are dangerous part because skeletons right outside both side of the tunnel can agro yellow HP from a wide range so keep ur HP above yellow.

Gl to everyone who plans to try this solo i hope info will help^^
Easy Duo? right....
# Sep 23 2006 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
i just tried to Duo this since i couln't get any help 75NIN/WAR 70WHM/BLM

all my Eva/Haste gear did jack **** couldn't land Kuriyami/Hojo/Jubaku at all
it only Missed me 1 time in the 2 tries and that was probly from Flash

Jin did 68DMG with 200+ TP and about 38damage less then 200

normal hits where 10-20 got it to 80% both times before we died

so Easy to Duo ?

The over-hype continues
# Sep 09 2006 at 4:31 AM Rating: Decent
Once again, I find these NM "not to be taken lightly" posts to be self-serving tributes on how bad-*** the authors think they are. They are the reason you hear shouts in Jeuno like "Evisceration WSNM Do You Need It? 7/??" Went as 75 SAM/NIN with 75 NIN/WAR (Fariye) and 75 RDM/WHM (Sujata). We didn't hit yellow the entire fight, ninja got interrupted once, I did not at all. My conclusion:

1. Duo this guy just to make the fight fun. He was too easy with three.

2. Utsusemi optional. He hits like Andy D1ck would if you stole his purse.

3. If you stay in the middle of the coridoor and slay the crab there, no need
to be cute about dodging undead aggros.

So please, to all it may concern; I'm sorry you got made fun of in gym class. I'm sorry your 5'6" manager at McDonald's calls YOU a pus%$. And I'm very sorry you are still a virgin at the ripe old age of 25, but touting yourself as some FFXI phenom by over-hyping some NM will change nothing but your self image, and I thought this site was about helping others understand this game.
Easily duo'd
# Aug 28 2006 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
159 posts
Duo'd this a few days ago. Both of use we're rdm/nin. With juggling hate it was easy to keep shadows up almost the entire time. The fight lasted 15 mins. Damage wise the bat isnt too horrible but the accuracy on the bat even fully debuffed was nasty. He almost never missed the entire fight. But it was still a fun fight^^. The only real danger was that the skele's came real close to our camp a few times...fortuantly we never got aggro. Towards the end of the fight the crab spawned and aggroe'd me but that was more humorous then annoying.

My experience....
# Jun 18 2006 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
Well, I just got Annals of Truth for this ^.^ Thanks to everyone who helped me!!! Really apreciated it.

So, after i got my ws points done, i gathered some friends:
PLD 73, RDM 75, SAM 67, WHM 64, BLM64 and me RDM 74.
We headed to Gustav Tunnel to J-8 on the second map. we camped in the tunnel, and the 75 rdm took out a Doom Guard (was VT to me).
The PLD tanked the bat while the blm just nuked (of course >< lol) and WHM healed, i helped to heal and enfeebled the bat, paralyze sticked very good and proc'd sometimes, although it wore pretty fast as well.
PLD dropped sometimes to 500hp but not under that.
The WHM rested while i healed.
I had to Convert twice. Kept everyone refresh'd tossed sometimes a Cure or two. Actually, i have to say, with this, a really easy fight, it took around 15mins, but wasnt as hard as i thought after those posts.
It worked really really well with those people.

I dont know how, but i hope it helps a bit.
solo sc
# May 28 2006 at 2:16 AM Rating: Default
samuri can solo skill chain and pup can solo skill chain and smn can solo sc and bst can solo sc so i geuse no one can solo sc
rdm solo
# Apr 09 2006 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
79 posts
This NM can probably be soloed (w/ great difficulty tho) by RDM/NIN - I duoed it with a brd who gave me 2 marches.
You will barely evade, maybe once every 5 mob hits? Haste will be essential here, always keep shadows up, SS is backup only.
Dmg will be extremely slow since the bat is pretty hard to hit, around 50% accuracy (with SH + snipers), so either eat sushi or go for max evasion. Put enspell on and add dia or bio to speed things up. You could try ceremonial daggers which i didn't..NM uses normal moves like blood drain & evasion down.
The pull will be difficult with skeles + a crab nearby..kill the crab, sneak pop, then preferably use bow or sth to pull it, grav it or sth, sneak again then run back to the place near gob alchemists (havent tried this though), fight will last 15~mins.

Oh yeh, when I did it duo brd had carnage elegy on it, made blinking much easier. If you wanna solo you might really want to consider evasion food.

edit: did this fight again, elegy and march are essential, advise you not to try soloing it as RDM unless you have loads of haste gear u.u

Edited, Thu Apr 20 15:23:11 2006
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