Vana'diel Bestiary: Amethyst Quadav  

Found in:North Gustaberg
South Gustaberg
Job:White Mage
Level:3 - 8
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
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Updated: Sun May 4 01:21:39 2008

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Drop rate
# Aug 27 2005 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
Just a guess, but I think there is about a 60-80% Drop rate of Quadav Backplates with TH1. Would almost be a guaranteed drop with TH2.
a good way to make money
# Jul 12 2005 at 8:07 AM Rating: Excellent
One day while bored in the mines as drk/thief (36drk/15thief) i decided to start killing amyste i had 45invetory spots and filled it up in less than an hour,sold 40 of them almost instantly in my bazzar for 800 a pop,not to bad for an hour so 10k an hour is way off for me,and you culd easily make more now that they go for 1k a pop.
RE: a good way to make money
# Mar 16 2006 at 3:59 AM Rating: Good
22 posts

I agree Backplates are selling very well on Caitsith. You'll sell out in Bastok in an evening via Bazzar or AH.
RE: a good way to make money
# Mar 16 2006 at 4:14 AM Rating: Good
1,085 posts

Totally correct!
Kill Quadav
# Nov 27 2004 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
Excellent source of cash at low lvls backplates sell hella fast and for about 500-700 depending on the person your selling them to the drop rate is hella good i usually get 1 every kill and it adds up to like 70 every 2 and a half to 3hrs when i was a wee little RNG these quadavs funded all my arrows and gear thank you quadavs. To those of you who are low lvl and need cash this is a good way to make it so good luck and kill well all.
# Feb 23 2004 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
993 posts
These guys are a great source of cash. The scroll of sneak is a good npc sell, a bit more or less then 500 depending on your fame. Backplates(These are the only quads that drop them) are about 700 at the AH(Leviathan) Sometimes it gets undercut, but it always goes back up and you'll sell it once all the low sellers items are gone, people buy these things in mass to get the steel out of them. These quadavs are VERY friendly with their drops, far more then say, a gob with his armors/helms etc. Once you have a good feel of the layout in palborough where they spawn and get a nice hunting pathway down you can make 10k a hour if you have treasure hunt. Only reason you don't make more then that is you kill faster then they can spawn. Hunting them in north gustaburg may also be a option if you have wide scan, but despite being a ranger I haven't tried it out yet.

One problem with this method-Backplates don't stack. If you outclass these guys then go into palborough with minimum gear and drop any worthless items you find while in there to maximize the time you can stay until a town trip. Also when selling don't just use the AH, put up a bazaar while at work or asleep.
Confirm on sneak
# Jan 08 2004 at 4:08 AM Rating: Good
Yeah, they drop Sneak, a lvl20 scroll.. even though they're max level 10 themselves. Weird.
RE: Confirm on sneak
# Feb 18 2004 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
46 posts
Second confirmation that they drop Sneak. Got one off an amethyst that must have been level 7 or 8 in N.Gusta today.
RE: Confirm on sneak
# Oct 26 2004 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
I can confirm it, and also confirm that ONLY Amethyst Quadavs drop Quadav Backplates and Sneak scrolls. I've killed a good many in my day, and gotten plenty of Sneak scrolls in the process. The backplates are much more common, and you're a lot more likely to get Barsleep or Paralyze (neither of which will get you over 100gil from an NPC) than you will Sneak. But they do drop them.

I've gotten everything in that drop list except for a Quadav Helm. This is speaking from a good 3 to 4 months worth of farming in Palborough. I have never seen an Amethyst drop a Quadav Helm.

Edited, Tue Oct 26 16:10:12 2004
# Dec 08 2003 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
They also drop the barsleep spell
# Dec 03 2003 at 11:23 AM Rating: Default
It dropped the Sneak spell for me.
Quadav backplate
# Dec 03 2003 at 8:23 AM Rating: Default
they drop Quadav backplates
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