Vana'diel Bestiary: Ancient Weapon  

Family:Evil Weapon
Found in:Behemoth's Dominion
Found at Location:G - 9
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Detects by Magic
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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Solo NIN
# Jun 30 2006 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
I solo'd this thing today as 75NIN/37WAR. Only time i took any damage was when it used whirl of rage, or something like that. So easy, a joke really.
Dark knight.
# Jun 03 2006 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
Since a Drk can exploit a "weapons" weaknesses, and have the ability Archane Killer, would a 69 Drk be able to solo something like this?
THF tanked
# May 04 2006 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
Tanked this as 75thf/nin... well really a mage casted dia to pull and aggroed them both so a 70mnk a lot of it on the second one, but I tanked one while another tried to pound me. Cake.
# Nov 21 2005 at 4:44 PM Rating: Default
I think i saw a 70 whm and 2x 70 nin take this thing
# Nov 10 2005 at 3:32 AM Rating: Default
81 posts
Not 55. Not even close. This thing did 110-135 dmg and a 225 critical on me as a 70 PLD. Like someone above said, it's more like 65-70. Kicked my *** cuz I was trying to solo like people said I could.
# Jul 17 2006 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
1,002 posts
That's because it's an NM. NM's have stats that are about 10% higher than their level. (I don't actually know the number, but that seems about right.)
# Aug 17 2007 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
but the base level of this mob still is not level 55 so it doesnt matter much. A medium sized group of 65+ is recommended for this mission, so in order to solo this guy you need a lot of stuff going for you. high evasion or very high damage mitigation would be needed. planning on trying my hand at soloing some of these with my 73nin/war to see how it goes. Doesnt sound to be that bad of a fight really.
wrong level
# Mar 05 2005 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
1,985 posts
These are not level 55, more like 65. Went to duo them as a 61whm and 69rdm and they totally destroyed us.
Fun stuff
# Dec 02 2004 at 11:01 PM Rating: Excellent
104 posts
They used the shot I took while waiting for my group to get there. ^^ Looks like they had to stretch the shot and alter it to fit, because in the picture I took, I am actually locked onto the Ancient Weapon's partner. Notice the direction the head is pointing.

Anyhow, this fight has one incredibly simple tactic that can be used to make it much easier. Exploiting the fact that Weapon class mobs aggro sound. Have the person who is going to touch the headstone Sneak first. With this done, you are free to pull one at your own leisure and rest for the second if you need to.

The fight is not that harder, and with the right setup, it comes out to be fairly simple. Especially when compared to the NM Flesh at the Light headstone in Zi'Tah.

RE: Fun stuff
# Sep 19 2005 at 2:30 AM Rating: Good
11,630 posts
I'm not sure if you can trust everyone 100%, but the person getting sneak and popping them got aggro instantly after popping them.

Maybe they've patched it?
# Jun 09 2004 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
Im not sure the 'normal' weapons are level 55 in here.

Last time I was there was early 50's, and I soloed an easy near the craig line.

RE: hmm..
# Mar 03 2005 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
I was here at 51 and the lesser gayans or however that is spelled can nearly kill me. The greater one does kill me.
this is nm
# Jun 01 2004 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
this is an quest nm from zilart m5
when you do zilart m5 in here
2 weapon will pop
this 1 is one of them
# May 12 2004 at 6:55 AM Rating: Default
This isn't an NM at all, normal mob, one of the things you can level on out there. Lvl 55 or so I believe.
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