Vana'diel Bestiary: Bitoso  

Found in:Balga's Dais
Job:Red Mage
  • Notorious Monster
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Darkness
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Lightning
Stolen Items:
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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General Information

  • Highly resistant to Silence. Susceptible to Sleep.

Bitoso Special Attacks

  • Cure III: Single target HP recovery effect. (Bitoso will frequently use this spell, regardless of its hp level, until it runs out of mp.)

  • Paralyga: AoE Paralyze effect. (Circle of effect originates from spell target).

  • Cocoon: Self target Defense boost effect. (Effect can be dispelled)

  • Sticky Thread: Frontal cone AoE Slow effect.

  • Poison Breath: Frontal cone AoE Water based magic damage with additional Poison effect.

Historical Information

In Romanian legend, the Bitoso was a multi-headed worm of otherwise normal appearance and size that was said to induce stomach-aches and decreases in appetite.

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easy cheesy
# Oct 18 2006 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
Easy win:


All have marks capped, all dual wielding archers knifes and have beetle rings+1

have all 3 spam sleep bolts, and cycle through SA. After 1 thf sa's it, he disengages and spams sleep bolts while another thf SA. continue till its dead.
# Jul 06 2006 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
729 posts
If you decide to go the brute force method, Bitoso effectively has around 6200 - 6300 hp, including hp restored by his Cures before he runs out of magic.
# Apr 29 2006 at 7:21 PM Rating: Good
163 posts
Really easy BCNM. Beat it in 5 min 5 secs
with 3 BLM
1. We all went up to it and either cast Water II
or Firaga on it at the same time.
2. Then we all cast sleep on it.
3. While asleep we'd Aspir it for more mp.
4. Repeat and rinse, casting paralyna on self as
necessary. Only got to Aspir after every second
time that we cast sleep.

Never did get its mp to zero, but didn't really
need to.

If the drops were any indication of how easy
it was, in two runs we just got 2 silk thread,
Trimmer's Earring, Beater's Earring, Magic Finale
and a Sardonyx. Pretty yucky.
1st BCNM
# Apr 24 2006 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
268 posts
We killed it at the weekend, our first BCNM!
We all had some potions, whm had yag drinks rdm had yag drink and potion and drg had potions.
All nearly died but managed somehow to set a new record on bismarck 11.40ish. (were the records reset?)
Got Genin Earing, Warlock earing, silk and bast parchment.
record run
# Dec 19 2005 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
just did this as
rng/nin Bosko
rng/nin Laslo
Blm/whm Ramuremu
cleared it in 4:24 beating old record of 5:43
we just spammed sleep bolts and i cast firaga as available between bolts. It never got a cure off and I used no potions just used aspir as often as possible. Now if only something good dropped it woulda been really great. If u need any help in Bismarck just /send me a tell

(yes i know my skills in typing sux lack of punctuation but i don't care)

Edited, Mon Dec 19 12:25:21 2005
RE: record run
# Mar 01 2006 at 4:00 AM Rating: Decent
I'll tell you the perfect set up every time and it is a guaranteed simple win. You get 1rng/nin, 1rng/whm, 1drk/nin. everyone has archers knives for +rng acc with a zambuark+1 and sleep bolts. everyone spams sleep bolts nonstop, when drk gets tp he goes and busts in with tp while rngs keep firing bolts. if you get paralyzed the rng/whm casts parlyna and gets rid of it. it also helps if the rng/nin switches to great bow +1 and uses barrage for high dmg and then switches back to xbow. Also you can replace the rng/whm with a blm and spam firaga and down goes bitoso.

Edited, Wed Mar 1 03:03:35 2006
The video
# Dec 15 2005 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
man I think I have just witness complete sadness and nerdish ever.
Bitoso Fight
# Sep 11 2005 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
440 posts
I went as:

BLM/RDM- Tylerm (me)
BLM/WHM- Dont remember name.

We cleared it in around 10 mins.
We all brought these items.
1x Rolanberry Pies
2x Yagudo Drink

Silk Thread
Bast Parchment
Magicians Earring
Singers Earring
(No Genin Earring) >< >< ><
# Aug 31 2005 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
nice screenshot whoever took this ^^
# Aug 20 2005 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
dont believe all who say good things, is too bad,
the best BCNM are the hards, this normally drop nothing good, if you want waste beastmen seals in this BCNM, is k, i just tell you this,

Darksaga (Mithra thief/war)
stingin sophie 2/6
stray mary 0/0 lol i only try this 1 time and no pop.

# Aug 16 2005 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
killed twice and got genin and magicians ^^
# Aug 01 2005 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
This really pisses me off...My RL fiancee and I were bored in-game so we decided to try this sucker. We did the 3 BLM method. Invited a BLM from his LS.
I had bought Yagudo Drinks, but he was rushing me, so I forgot them in MogHouse while doing some "house cleaning" (cleaning out some old items). We enter, buff up. I run up and sleep it. We position ourselves and spread out. Aspir & Sleep many times...then we start:
Firaga > Sleep > Aspir (repeat)
We didnt even put a dent in him cause we werent well organized. We all died...
We did 3 more rounds with a DIFFERENT BLM from my LS. She was much better. Followed the method, and we did the EXACT SAME THING as last fight (with many drinks this time) We kill him...and get sent out of the battlefield....WTF??????
No treasure, nada...We must have taken like 14:59.9 minutes...because the only thing we can make out of it is we killed him as out time was up and it did not register. So we figure "We did it once, let's try again."
#3: Got its HP less than half time ran out.
#4: Got its HP down to about 1/4 -no drinks left and low MP. So we all MANAFONT the **** out of him...and he has about 1/18 HP...time runs out.

So our method worked, but due to lack of communication and some Sleep spells not sticking we wasted some time. It just sucks that the one time we killed it we got nothing. And then we try twice more...only to run out of time.
3 BLM setup is a very good good method, but with all the Aspiring it is VERY time consuming.

Also, record time on Quetzalcoatl is around 6min.

Just thought I would share my experience.
# Jun 29 2005 at 9:09 AM Rating: Good
909 posts
Me and two LS friends did this 9 times last night:

Rng/nin (me)
Rng/nin (Souleman)
Rng/nin (Purplenv)

We all went in, casted utsusemi, sharpshot, and barrage. Used Acid bolts, only for the barrage though. After each person barraged, we all switched back to sleep bolts. We all used those, shooting at different times to keep his spells interrupted. When all of our barrages was back up, we all used it again "if" it was needed, and that's it. Nothing to it, ^^.
Phoenix Server Rank 10 San d'Oria, 10 Windurst
75Rdm, 75Nin, 75Drg, 75Blu, 75Mnk, 75Smn, 75Sam, 75Pup, 75Dnc, 71Blm, 37Pld, 37Sch, 42Whm, 37War, 37Thf, 37Drk, 37Rng, 62NPC
Rise of the Zilart = 5/17/07 Completed
Chains of Promathia = 2/7/06 Completed
TOAU = 9/15/07 Completed
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Nin: http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?16117
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Blu: http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?144444
# Jun 26 2005 at 1:06 PM Rating: Decent
126 posts
Anyone know how much MP/HP this guy has.
Me (Nin/War) and 2 LS friends (Blm/Whm and Whm/Smn)just got wasted twice trying to do it. Aspir was taking to long and my Shadows couldnt stay up cause of his aga spell. Gonna try it with Rngs next.
ez ez
# Jun 24 2005 at 11:23 PM Rating: Decent
u know, this is a very easy BCNM, all u ave to do is to take 3 RNG all of them with sleep bolts (lots of them too), and there u are, a Bitoso dead and 3 rng happy ^^
# Jun 10 2005 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
i just tryed this, with camped magic all of it and +16 int i used Sleep and it didnt even stick for 10secs, i dont understand how u can do it ><
My thanks
# Apr 25 2005 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
Me, my bro, and a random Russian tried this last night...twice. And we died....twice.

Thf/nin (me) Zenn
Rng/Nin (Bro) Shaede)
Thf/rng (Russian) Smallnuker

We failed bad this first time, but barely the second attempt. Reasons for failing;

*I was the only one with near capped marksmanship (also had 2 archer's knifes and beetle+1 rings.

*Bad SATA positioning.

*WE WERE ENGAGED!!! Such a stupid idea. Don't know why we did that.

My advice - Max marksmanship. Prepare! Plan out what you are ging to do no matter what party. One of our problems was we couldn't really hurt it more than it healed, so use macros to say whos gona go for a Damage Deal, so the others will keep this ugly brute anesthetised.

I really want a Genin earring its worth 660,000 on Cerberus at Jeuno! But I think I might wear mine ^_^ (sub nin)

Hello to Luciendar who I believe is in my LS. Thanks to Arcin for the 'DO NOT ENGAGE' tip...I believe it will win my next fight.

Wish me luck! Im off to make me a Bitoso Rissoto >_<

Edited, Mon Apr 25 10:11:00 2005
2 or 3 blm own this thing
# Mar 28 2005 at 10:49 PM Rating: Excellent
46 posts
First post^^

Have done this guy over 20 times. Lost the first 8 times trying to figure out a strat and have won the last 12 or so in a row. Anyways, 3 BLM totally kill this thing. Tried the Aspir trick at first but didn't like the clear times of 10-14 minutes.

Anyways, here's a vid of the strat we use.

As for party setups, I think any combination of 2 jobs that can sleep reliably will work. I've done it with 2 blm and a summoner, 2 blm and rdm, and we've seen it done with thfs, rngs, and drk. Even did it once with Andruk (in the vid) once with just 2 blm (Elvaan too^^). Strat is all the same. Deal damage then sleep and repeat.

I prefer the 3 blm though because no costs whatsoever and can do it all night until you run out of seals. No juices, no bolts, no 2-hour. Heck you might even be able to do 3 fights on the same pie. With my terrible luck on the drops (2 silk threads, myrthril ore, hi-potion on one orb), it's nice that it's free for us to do.

Also, we hold the Valefor server record of 2:32^^

Rough Riders of Ellisidel

Edited, Mon Mar 28 22:52:33 2005
Silence Doable
# Mar 07 2005 at 3:09 PM Rating: Excellent
830 posts
Hi all!

Does anyone know if ole Bitsy has any kind of uber resistance to Silence? The reason that I ask is that I and some LS friends of mine are considering giving this a shot as Blm/Whm, Whm/Blm, and War/Mnk.

Also, is all the Sleep/Aspir spamming primarily to reduce the damage he's dealing, or to prevent him from curing himself?

Just noticed the note in his stats . . . ><

I really dig the Triangle formation, Newspaperbuff - great idea! Smiley: smile

Edited, Wed Mar 9 14:18:21 2005
Silence Doable?
# Mar 07 2005 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
830 posts
[post no bills]

Edited, Mon Mar 7 15:26:45 2005
They changed his skin.
# Mar 03 2005 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
Hey all it seems in the last update that they changed the skin of Bitoso. He is green on the top and his little horn things have red on the ends.
Easy as Pie
# Mar 02 2005 at 9:52 PM Rating: Default
Me and my friends have done this on Seraph a couple of times. Our record i believe is around 7min. We used


The Blm with nin subbed would go in cast firga and then I would shoot with with sleep bolts. The we all aspired it and both blm used firga again and i slept it. Aspir Firga Sleep and so on. The blm subbed nin because I do miss now and again with my bolts so he would have shadows up.

We got erase, dispel, and other stuff such as earrings.
BLM's Pwn!
# Feb 26 2005 at 4:52 AM Rating: Decent
297 posts
We beat him eaisly our first run (plan on 3 more during full moon)



Strategy: We run in there and the first person sleeps it. Once its asleep we commence aspiring it. Intermitantly Sleeping it and casting Paralyna while doing this.

We continue to aspir until we get a 0 draw. Then we bind him, stand back and nuke away. Bind goes off, rebind and continue to nuke.

He dies, we get drops. Only good one was Mercenary Earring - 100k on Lakshmi.

All in all, pretty easy BCNM with BLM ^^

help me find
# Feb 21 2005 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
i saw a really awsome video on here once it was a thf and rng soloing him had music and everything if someone can plz find and post this so i can dload it i would really like to get it again ; ;. the music started out w/ the beasty boys plz help me out im dieing here lol.
RE: help me find
# Feb 21 2005 at 8:21 PM Rating: Good
198 posts
RE: help me find
# Mar 21 2005 at 4:55 PM Rating: Good
63 posts
sry i have been lookin through this forum didnt see it plz someone find it, i think full access members are able to but idk.
# Feb 11 2005 at 3:32 AM Rating: Good
382 posts
Video ... 2x Thief and a Blackmage ... why a BLM? I dunno. To be honest, two thieves can solo it, so doesn't really matter, we just wanted to do it 3 times with 3 orbs.


Still waiting for my new graphics card from the company since last one fried ... using a crappy G-Force 5700 atm, creates lots of lag when making a video while in combat. So much so I had to edit out the parts with the most lag because it was embarassing. Oh well, made the video shorter, lol.

Edited, Fri Feb 11 03:40:29 2005
RE: Video
# Feb 14 2005 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
That was the coolest music ever lol!!! Great video!!! I have a question for u tho. Could a blm, smn, drk take this thing out???
RE: Video
# Feb 17 2005 at 7:37 PM Rating: Good
382 posts
Maybe ... if SMN used 2-hour and the others aspired it a lot, first. I'm not a big fan of the Aspir method ... far too slow. Good luck!
# Feb 11 2005 at 3:31 AM Rating: Good
382 posts
Sorry, double post ... (Double Slap)!!!

Edited, Fri Feb 11 03:34:42 2005
RE: Video
# Apr 19 2005 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
284 posts
how do u make a video like this?
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