Vana'diel Bestiary: Bugaboo  

Found in:Monastic Cavern
Found at Location:I - 8
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Ice
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Ice
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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Fire III
# Aug 10 2007 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
Didnt DoT
Fight went like this:
Geared up to nuke with +43int n fire staff

Full buffs after clearing area.
Chainspell Slow II, Para II, FIIIx4 (average dmg was 450 per), Ni, Convert, Cure IV, Fire III till dead

Never broke my stoneskin.

Had problems trying DoT, I would get slept n then things would just go bad.
look out it may be harder than you think
# Dec 24 2007 at 8:48 AM Rating: Default
helped my freind get his choral justacorps today as rdm/nin

and as for this nm all i can say is shadows shadows shadows

he casts high tier blm spells which will tear stoneskin down pretty fast also bio is a pain if your stoneskin tanking it and icespikes will also be a promblem and lol so will his drain additional effect which shocked me pretty badly when i lost stoneskin for the first time and was on 30 hp after a second

so my advice is utsusemi fast cast stoneskin for when utsusemi is down and of course keep phalanx up but beware of his additional effect hp drain as its a reall killer

oh and be sure to clear the room first !

# Mar 13 2007 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
I just did this fight.

First of all thank you for all those that wrote on the forum.

I went with my sister

NINJA/war 75= ME
RED MAGE/whm 75= Sister

Kill the 2 mobs in the room.
RDM slept the dragoon mob.
I killed the respawnable NM orc

Then i popped the ??? at the Altar
Killed it fast. my sister could not dispel the ice spikes it casted.
it was a fun fight.

I hope all of you also have fun defeating the ghost.
RDM for the win
# Dec 22 2006 at 4:38 PM Rating: Good
115 posts
This NM is soloable - I just kill the NM with my 75RDM/37NIN

I wasnt that bad,

Clearing the Orcs:

- First I cleared the 2 orcs in the room, (1 NM / 1 Reg. Orc). Slept the Normal Orc and Melee'ed the NM Orc. Once I defeated the Orcs and the room is clear, I got ready for the NM Bugaboo.

Bugaboo Fight:

- Buff'ed up the usual stuff, and barparalyze.
- Popped Bugaboo and the first spell he casted was frost.
- He doesn't have a whole lot of HP so damage was doing pretty well.
- If you have solo'ed a Avatar before, then this will be equal or easier for you to do.
- I was unable to debuff the NM (para,sil,dispel) I prob. figured he was immune.
- The Ice Spikes were very annoying, even with barparalyze on. I mostly won by DOT and some nuking. Instead of me hitting him all the time and getting paralyzed, I kept BIO II & Poison II on at all times and a few nukes here and there.
- He does cast some AM, which is nice! Because it just eats one shadow and you can do other things while he's busy casting.
- Damage he hit me for was about 50-60 range per hit.

- Once he's dead I retouched the altar and got a small CS with the Ghost Queen/Princess.

GL to you all!

75.RDM 75.BLM 60.BRD 50.THF 48.BST 48.SMN. 42.WHM 37.SUB's
Dalmatica: O

Edited, Dec 22nd 2006 7:47pm by omegaphoenix
# Oct 12 2006 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
777 posts
easily duo'd the NM with a 74 PLD/WHM and a 75 MNK/NIN. he hit like a truck when shadows were down, but he didn't seem all that accurate so i was able to keep shadows up most of the time.

one choral justaucorps for my husband the BRD :)
Almost a Misadventure!
# Sep 21 2006 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
Party Setup:

Lv.73 PLD (me)
Lv.60 BRD Riyuku
Lv.75 WHM (showed up later at Davoi) Sanctus

Yes, you read correctly. My BRD friend and I decided we would go to Davoi to get his G3 done, since no one was on our LS to help us fight Bugaboo. So once we got there, we're trying to figure out how to get past the banishing wall (I ended up doing this quest so we could complete G3 the next day for him), and while we were up in the safe spot with the taru that gives you the gate quest, lo and behold, we see our good 'ol pal Sanctus (the 75 WHM), killing orcs down below us. Riyuku and I start /say'ing "Sanctus! Come help us fight Bugaboo!" knowing full well she'd say no.
Well she says no but 5min later she says ok lol, so I start telling them, "No way, we can't beat him, I'll get owned w/out any DD's." But I wanted to help my good 'ol adventuring pal Riyu (who's like plz!!! ;_;), so I finally give in.
Now comes the biggest problem, the Orcish Warlord, is spawned and ready to f*ck someone up, especially my buddy taru BRD, who has to spawn Bugaboo. So we came up with a genious plan: I stand in the hallway leading to the zone, but not right next to it. Riyu will spawn Bugaboo, and run for the zone (toward me), so I can voke just Bugaboo. The rest of the orcs will follow Riyu, who zones, making all the orcs run past me, hit the zone, and despawn.
While I'm stalling b/c I'm nervous, and Riyu is nervous, the WHM hurries Riyu up. So eventually Riyu spawns Bugaboo, runs for the zone with all the orcs after him (BARELY survives), I voke Bugaboo, and the WHM comes to help.
Starting off, Bugaboo starts messing me up quick, too quick for me to do anything but Invincible. With 2Hp left, I'm wigging out trying to get to Invin, and right before Bugaboo finishes me off, the WHM saves me with Cure V. After that (at that point Riyu and Sanctus had both joined the fight), we did just fine. It's really his Drain attacks that suck (he used it alot at the beginning of the fight, which is how he got me so low so quick). Thank goodness the WHM had merits for MP Cure (Devotion I think it's called), as well as others. Without it, the fight would've been much harder than it was.
We defeat Bugaboo, my buddy Riyu got his BRD AF Hat (aka. Muffin Hat), and the next day I helped him finish G3. Good times, good misadventures.

End Note: So basically, you really don't need a huge party of 70+ for this NM fight. We beat him with no DD's. Paldin FTW!
Almost a Misadventure!
# Mar 02 2007 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
I would like to make a correction. This NM fight is AF3 for the BRD AF Body not their AF Hat what you get from this Quest is Choral Justaucorps the BRD AF Body. Just wanted to clear that up for anyone that read this post.
# Mar 28 2006 at 3:50 AM Rating: Good
2,965 posts
He was also took alot of damage from my Fire III.

You could possibly gravity, Nuke, him to death, and with chainspell it would go even faster.

That is if you wanna try to solo him.

I think I actually might have done better if I tried to kill him as a BLM.
Bugaboo solo
# Mar 28 2006 at 3:47 AM Rating: Good
2,965 posts
I fought Bugaboo as a 75RDM/NIN, and he does have the additional drain effect like Miser Murphy. He also opened the fight with Sleepga, and then followed up with an Aga spell. He was alot harder than I thought. So I Bio/poison zoned him and did a combo of the zone trick and melee. I did the same for the Warlord too. I actually thanked SE for the MPK patch LOL.
Big help
# Mar 22 2006 at 4:07 PM Rating: Good
964 posts
I don't have any stories about NINs soloing this, so if you're looking for info on the minimum required to do this, I can't help you. We started last night with only a handful of people, but by the time we got there we had an alliance of 11, including a 75WAR, 75NIN, and a 75BLM. Everyone else was around 60. We pretty well slaughtered it. It barely got off a second song before it was dead.

The one strange note was that when I popped it I got hit real hard the first few times before it was voked off me. I lost about 50% of my HP very quickly, and this was at level 59. I'd recommend putting up Stoneskin first if you can, which I didn't think to do. We were ok, but if you don't have much help it could be ugly.

Anyway, I would recommend help on this one. Between clearing out the Orcish Warlord, the other Orcs in the room and then killing Bugaboo, it's a lot of killing. The more people you have, the better you'll be. I was very glad I had the help. Made the experience very painless.
RE: bard af mob
# Mar 11 2006 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
yes that is miser murphy who can drain 300-500+ damage a hit. that is why a NIN is preferred for him.
A win...
# Mar 02 2006 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
259 posts
lvl 75 whm/blm
lvl 75 war/nin (me)

We went to this fight yesterday ~ and we had a strategy. We were not sure if us two could take the War Overlord or whatever the NM was in that room plus 2 more orcs as they were sure to link ~ so we scoped the area and found a hallway Northish of the spawn site that had no roaming orcs in it and decided that my boyfriend would run in diaga the mobs and zone outside to Davoi while I popped the ghost and ran for the hallway.

Worked very nicely ~ was able to keep on top of my shadows for awhile. My boyfriend was making it back to me when I started to have some difficulties ~ it was spamming some spells and my shadows were dropping now and recast timer wasn't up yet. Thankfully he got back to me (I had the mob to 1/2 life) and I was at 175 hp @_@.. Well he cured me of course ~ and we continued fighting. We brought it down to about 1/8 life and a damn orc decides to wander the hall now... He wasnt there before ~ well he aggro'd my boyfriend. My boyfriend slept him and the ghost drained my hp... Anyways we finally put it down. My boyfriend tossed up stoneskin and ran back into the room to repeat our diaga II and have me check the ??? again ~ we did.. Only problem was that my boyfriend's mp was quite low at this point (since he didn't rest for full mp at the beginning of the fight)... He died on zoning outside (thank goodness for RR3)... Well I completed my quest and headed back to Sandy for my Justacorps.

# Jan 07 2006 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
69 posts
I solo it as NIN75/RDM37 easy fight couldn't dispel ice spike. I was down to 600HP when fight is done after I cure3 my self twice.
Too weak
# Oct 26 2005 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
453 posts
Did this last night. Pty setup was:

57 BRD/WHM (me)

Seriously, this thing is just too weak. It hit our Ninja about twice and was dead in nothing over half a minute. I was getting reports that the Warlord would be our main problem.

If anything, it was easier than the ghost. So, don't let reports fool you into thinking this might be tough. It's not. XD
# Oct 23 2005 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
solo'd this as 75BST/NIN today. Basic strategy was use carrie to clear the altar room, zoned to reset hate, called chucky, familiar'd, went back to altar room and killed bugaboo before warlord and his buddy returned. if you use carrie to pull warlord to the big room there will be just enough time to kill, get cutscene, and warp before they come back.

finally have my bard af body... heh... will probably never wear it, but at least now i can throw my bard af into storage and make some room. =p
# Nov 26 2007 at 6:03 PM Rating: Good
417 posts
Torabisu wrote:
solo'd this as 75BST/NIN today. Basic strategy was use carrie to clear the altar room, zoned to reset hate, called chucky, familiar'd, went back to altar room and killed bugaboo before warlord and his buddy returned. if you use carrie to pull warlord to the big room there will be just enough time to kill, get cutscene, and warp before they come back.

finally have my bard af body... heh... will probably never wear it, but at least now i can throw my bard af into storage and make some room. =p

thanks for the infor Torabisu^^
# Jul 11 2005 at 10:41 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
I had a party with members ranging from 55 to 71, and we killed this guy no sweat in about 20 seconds.
# Mar 27 2005 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
is it possible to sapwn him and wait for despawn? type thing
Watch out
# Jan 06 2005 at 10:28 PM Rating: Decent
Party Setup:
party of 6

lvl 75 Pld or Mnk or Nin
lvl 65+ Whm or 2* Whm 60+
lvl 58+ Brd
lvl 65+ Rdm
lvl 65+ Blm or 2* Blm 60+

this is a favorable setup since the Monastic Cavern
ain't a place to hang at for too long

Everyone should bring 2 sneak/invis potions

Clear room with Altar from lvl 75 Orc Warlord
orcs from outside the room might add
with means sleepgaII + Elemt. seal

Warlord and any other Orcs are the biggest problem there
Ghost was relativly easy just need a melee class that can take damage

once done Escape or Warp

Nice cutscence

oh yeah this is for the Bard AF Body
bard af mob
# Nov 03 2004 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
441 posts
this thing had somekind of effect when i hit it or it hit me there was a additional effect:hp drained. And I'm not talking about a few Hp either
drained me for 300+ about 3 times and that killed me.I looked back in the chat log and saw the "additional effect: drained 340 Hp"
RE: bard af mob
# Feb 06 2005 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
488 posts
I've never fought Bugaboo so I can't say for sure but I think you are thinking of Miser Murphy. RDM AF3.
RE: bard af mob
# Jun 16 2005 at 6:30 AM Rating: Decent
No, this is the BRD AF3 mob thats its mosintic cavern
Party Config?
# Aug 08 2004 at 1:26 AM Rating: Decent
I'm going to fight this mob for my AF3 within the week, and need to know what alliance setup I need? I've read up on the Quest forum, however the setups differ alot. I know I'll have a few 70+s to help and then my 58 static... and if I bring a 70 blm too, is this enough?

#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 19 2004 at 12:23 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) LOL Bethy, Bhunter, Aramaru, Witedevil, and Ramwrestler ^^
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