Vana'diel Bestiary: Masan  

Found in:Sea Serpent Grotto
  • Notorious Monster
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Water
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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General Information

Masan's Spawn Location
Masan's Spawn Location

  • Masan's melee attacks can have an additional Absorb TP or Absorb HP effect. The effects cannot go off simultaneously.

Masan Special Attacks

  • Acid Mist: AoE Attack Down effect.

  • Regeneration: Self target Regen effect. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Suction: Single target physical damage with additional Stun effect.

  • TP Drainkiss: Single target TP absorption effect.

  • Drainkiss: Single target HP absorption effect.

  • Sand Breath: Frontal cone AoE Earth based magic damage with additional Blind effect.

  • MP Drainkiss: Single target MP absorption effect.

  • Brain Drain: Single target Dark based magic damage with additional Intelligence down effect.

Historical Information

In Hindu mythology, the Masan was a vampiric ghost of a child that preyed on other children for the intent of feeding off them and terrorizing them. It is said to be attracted to water kept for the purpose of extinguishing camp fires or the act of using the fingers to put out a lamp's flame.

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# Oct 24 2006 at 5:30 AM Rating: Decent
Also Drops beastman Blood
Ran across this NM
# Sep 23 2006 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
I ran across this NM while doing an NIN scroll quest at H-7 and i checked it was impossible to guage to me. I managed to kill this NM with two links and 1 skeleton with 75 WHM/37 BLM with regular methods...sleep, hexa-strike and aspir. very easy.
Ran across this NM
# Feb 08 2008 at 7:49 AM Rating: Default
How would you aggro at level 75 where this NM is located. I kill this NM all the time and nothing in the grotto aggros me and I am level 75 SMN?
Ran across this NM
# May 08 2008 at 1:49 AM Rating: Good
I highly doubt he got aggro'd, and in fact, I don't believe he mentions getting aggro'd. What he said is that he had a link, big difference. As for the skeleton, I have to imagine he tried to use an AOE to kill off the links, and caught the skeleton up in the AOE.
waste of time
# Aug 25 2006 at 2:26 AM Rating: Decent
111 posts
Camped this piece of **** along with Namtar and Wuur the Sandcomber for about 7 and a half hours. My last round of PHs before I just give up and go to bed [it's about 3:30 am atm] and I walk right on top of it.

Real easy as WAR74/nin37; Hit me for about 60 when I was too lazy to keep shadows up with berserk on. Killed it real quick but it had surprisingly good VIT since normally my attacks did a lot more. Dropped Pigeon's Blood Ruby, Fiend Blood, and Beastman Blood, along with 1.5k gil.

7 and a half hours for 200k drop? I'd do better on friggen beehive chips.
Spawn Time
# Aug 23 2006 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
It takes more than 4 or 5 hours to spawn this more like 7-9 hours...
# Aug 23 2006 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
I have been camping Masan on and off.. The first time I killed ever Leech in sight out of just being bored as hell.. Somehow 7 hours past by Masan pops, I kill him thank you for Pigeon Blood... Next Moring 7:30am I arrive at camp, *** Galkan standing there.. So I stood there and he never moved not even to kill the Leeches required to pop Masan, So i killed all the Leeches while he stood there.. 8 hours past by he wont talk to me just stands there, I kill a leech, Masan pops, The STUPID *** Galkan walks right to it kills it.. Than says sorry to me... I was so pissed I did all the work and he stood there... WTF
# Sep 18 2007 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
moral of story: avoid galka
way more then 1500 HP
# May 07 2006 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
i can confirm this thing has alot more then 1500HP because i got 4 WS off on him as 60SAM/30THF and all were over 600 dmg. Also he drops 1800 gil when you kill him and i got a ruby and 2 fiend bloods
RE: way more then 1500 HP
# Jun 20 2006 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
more than 1500 hp indeed, i just solo'd this as 40bst/whm took about 35 mins to kill and every leech in the area, and a few iron shells
got ruby, fiend blood. very hard fight due to possible leech links and the ghasts agro to blood. but in the end with 12 hp Masan face down in the grotto
# Feb 27 2006 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
i go there, wait about 30 min he pops, killed him, i had nothing better to do so i just decided to camp him again, after about 2 hours he popped again, real easy fight, didnt get hit once, i was 61 NIN at the time.
Guaranteed Drop & Level
# Jan 31 2006 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
According to ffxi.cannotlinkto, the ruby is a guaranteed drop, and most people can verify this. Somepage also puts the level at around 39, and says it has 1500 HP
This is very inaccurate, he has over 4000HP. His level is very difficult to judge. His damage was very high, criticaling for 127 on my 65thf, but his accuracy seriously sucks. His damage and HP place him at around level 42-45.
# Dec 16 2005 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
122 posts
Sorry, I meant to say "Pigeon's Blood Ruby". I had the Pigeon Earring on my mind when I typed it lol, sorry.
# Dec 16 2005 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
122 posts
I had never even seen this thing before, though I had read about it. I was going into the grotto to do some fishing. I thought to myself "Wouldn't it be hilarious if Masan was up as I passed by and no one was camping it?". Just to humor myself I go to his area before I head for the big pond. right as I turn the corner to head south to him, I read "Masan" in my target window. I nearly choked on a peanut at this point. I claim it and it goes down easy, I'm DRG75/RDM37. Got a vial of fiend blood and Pigeon's Blood Earring. Goes for 200k on Siren. Not a bad little boost to my wallet, especially since I didn't have to wait at all lol.
# Nov 06 2005 at 5:08 PM Rating: Good
225 posts
Solo'd this guy as a Drk61/Thf30. Wasn't an easy fight especially with drain TP, I used souleater+bloodweapon on him near the end to kill him. Also had a link.

Ruby dropped, not sure how much it goes for on asura.

Edit: Goes for 240k on my server, well worth the kill (specially since I was just passin by :D).

Edited, Mon Nov 7 02:38:02 2005
His level?
# Oct 16 2005 at 9:40 PM Rating: Default
I'd imagine his lvl is around 45-50.

Just killed masan with my whm friend, i'm blm 65 blm and it took nearly all of my mp to kill him >.>; though he got through my blink and got through my stoneskin in 3 hits before he died. All in all i only took 6 damage -_- but i only had around ~240/850 mp left in the end.
# Sep 24 2005 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
After killing Wuur with a friend, I told him about Masan... lucky ******* spawns on him like 20 minutes later while I'm off running around SSG.

So later in the day I decide to try camping him for my own 100k ruby.

Took 4 goddamn hours to spawn. ;_;

Edited, Sun Sep 25 00:26:11 2005
Funny pic
# Aug 15 2005 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
56 posts
That's a funny picture right there. Its mouth is so big. XD

I've never personally killed him, but I was in Norg and my friend saw him out in SSG, killed him and got nothing special, sad.
The First Bank of Masanâ„¢
# Aug 11 2005 at 11:06 PM Rating: Good
122 posts
I've spent plenty of time camping this guy, and I'm currently 4/4 on him. I can clear the entire area around his camp as a 62drg/31whm easily, and the mobs in that area barely get me or my wyvern past 1/10 our max hp. I usually camp him when I feel the need to get a guaranteed 90-140k (Kujata). I think I might to start camp him more for gil, but I hear the ruby drops off of other mobs too. Can anyone confirm this?
*sigh* ._.
# Aug 09 2005 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
86 posts
Just camped for 5 hours, never popped ._.

*sigh* Oh well... Nice way to kill time ^-^ And lots of it ~_~
Spawn time
# Jul 19 2005 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Masan is a lottery spawn after one hour of his last ToD(Time of Death). I've seen it take up to 5 hours personally. I hope this helps. Easily Soloed by 61MNK.
RE: Spawn time
# Jul 31 2005 at 9:22 PM Rating: Default
go lakshmi!

its me bloodwake
White Mage
# Jul 18 2005 at 4:40 PM Rating: Default
My brother was wondering if he can solo it as a
62WHM/31NIN hes also a Tarutaru i told him i whouldn't try if i where you but mabye i'm wrong.
What do you think?
Masan re-spawn time.
# Jun 05 2005 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
I just got Masan. Killed it very easy as 61NIN.
Used NI once. if it helps.
I just wanted to get something confirmed.
The Spwan time. Is it 2hrs or 4/½ as it's said further down this thread?

Would like to have more confirmation.
Ruby worth 250k on Diabolos server now.


Edited, Sun Jun 5 13:52:54 2005
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 02 2005 at 2:26 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) any one know what level it would take for a blm to take this guy down. he seams like the kind of guy that i would like even if his spawn is hevely camped
My Story.
# Mar 06 2005 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
529 posts
60 SMN. Here is my story:

I come to the spawn area at 8 PM to find it completely empty. I preceed to kill the only two Leeches in the area and wait....

and wait....

and wait....

After killing the placeholders for many hours (and occasionally even others in the vicinity, just to be safe), it wasn't until my clock read 1:30 AM that I began to lose hope. I thought maybe the spawn time was changed or the spawn area was changed.

At any rate, I stuck with it until 1:45 and then decided that I was only going to go through one more set of placeholders, and then quit for good.

It counted down to 1:55 AM and the first placeholder spawns. I sigh... Knowing there was only one chance left for the NM to spawn before I forever washed my hands of it.

Then... it happened. As if willed to me by my plea, it spawned. I was in disbelief, but I wasted no time in claiming it. It went down with little difficulty, and I was able to walk away from the fight with 1,200 GIL, and a Pigeon's Blood Ruby.

I was ecstatic; 6 hours I waited, and when it came down to the final moments of my camping trip, it actually spawned! ^.^ Now I know I can try again, and again, and again! Considering it sells for 150K on Ragnarok, I am never going to leave until a Vermillion Cloak is mine! :)

While it spawned for me within 6 hours, which was 1.5 hours more than the aforementioned spawn time, the spawn area is correct. It spawns ar H-7 next to the lake. Two Leeches are there; either by the lake or a little to the west of it. Any others are not placeholders. Not the ones on the stairs, not the ones at the far north of the lake, and not the ones to the far west of the lake. The Leeches respawn approximately 11-12 minutes apart.

By the way, Wuur the Sandcomber - whom drops Holy Ampulla - spawns just at the top of the hill at H-9 (though you'll have to go all the way around to get there due to a roadblock) and is a good time killer while you wait for Masan's respawn.

Good luck and happy hunting! ^^

Edited, Mon Apr 25 05:38:43 2005
RE: My Story.
# Mar 29 2005 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
13,048 posts
Not to discount your story, but...10pm -> 2am is 4 hours. >.>
RE: My Story.
# Apr 25 2005 at 4:39 AM Rating: Decent
529 posts
Oops! I realized my error. Fixed! Thank you for pointing it out. ^^
# Mar 05 2005 at 4:07 AM Rating: Decent
anyone know what level it is?
# Mar 02 2005 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
i'm 60 THF, can take this guy, (shihei+sleep bolts+blood bolts) barely hits me. but if you rely on TP not a good idea to fight him, he drains tp like crazy. ruby is 110k on valefor. 100% drop is really nice, i just camp him, kill, go clean or something for a few hours, come back and check for pop occasionally and get him every time.

Edit: it pops from only 2 leeches in the room.. that's why it takes so long.

Edited, Wed Mar 2 11:47:45 2005
spawn time
# Feb 11 2005 at 2:29 AM Rating: Decent
it respawn every 4 1/2 hours,and it drops beastmen blood too
Killed as 56 RNG.
# Jan 22 2005 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
13,048 posts
Killed this fairly easily as 56 RNG, only got me down to about 200 something HP after using 3 Sidewinders, Barrage, and Eagle Eye Shot.

Edited, Sat Jan 22 16:57:48 2005
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