Vana'diel Bestiary: Serpopard Ishtar  

Found in:Tahrongi Canyon
Level:19 - 20
  • Notorious Monster
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Pursues by Scent
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Weak against Wind
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Tue Oct 23 20:10:44 2012

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General Information

Serpopard Ishtar's Spawn Location(s)
Serpopard Ishtar's Spawn Location(s)

Serpopard Ishtar Special Attacks

  • Healing Breeze: AoE HP recovery effect.

  • Whistle: Self target Agility Boost (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Sonic Wave: AoE Defense Down effect.

  • Cold Stare: Frontal cone AoE gaze Silence effect.

  • Stomping: Single target physical damage.

  • Berserk: Self target Attack Boost and Defense Down effect (Effect can be dispelled).

Historical Information

In Egyptian mythology, the serpopard was a creature with the head and the neck of a serpent, and the body of a leopard. In Babylonian mythology, Ishtar was the central feminine deity of the pantheon, who governs fertility and destruction. She is depicted either in battle armor wielding a bow and arrow, or as a robed or nude figure with an eight ray star.

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Death to this NM
# Jan 24 2009 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
Killed this guy as a 22 WAR/11 MNK. He had me down to below 50% health. Didn't get the drop, not that it was wanted. I just came across this guy by luck and figured I should try.

Alright, odd thing. I came across this guy twice in less then 30 mins. Once each at both spawns... He killed me the 2nd time around, revenge I guess :(.

Edited, Jan 24th 2009 12:50pm by Anniek
effiecent or you know
# Oct 29 2008 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
I suggest if you camp this mob bring some distilled water and windurstian tea leafs and of course Dark Crystals you'll get too many hides and you might as well try and skill up camped for 3 hours and unless someone swooped up on me still nothing...
at least i got Yar Ma Yara who or whatever has the item more worth the time.
Buffing up
# Jun 18 2008 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
I was on my to windy, when I pasted. Asked my LS if I should kill it some said yes some said no. I was only a 25 rdm, thinking it was going to kill me. I got off, and buffed up then debuff him and he went down in like 2 minutes. I didnt even want the necklace but it was well worth it for the pics >.>
The NM
# Jan 04 2008 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
297 posts
I was killing dhalmels in Tahrongi Canyon as 75NIN/37WHM (For teleports) and see 2 really close to each other. I was there for meat for a quest in Mhaura so I begin attacking. Most dhalmels go down to about 5% in 2 hits with no criticals, this one was about about 60% after 2 hits... Guess it was the NM.

No drop, but I'm sure I would've dropped it anyway after finding out here what it was.

Since he did drop dhalmel meat, which I was after, you could say I'm 1/1.

Fairly sure no one cares about this NM and never will.
Placeholder Info
# Jan 24 2007 at 2:16 AM Rating: Good
636 posts
No one really camps this, but it was the first NM I ever saw, so finally got around to figuring him out.

As the map shows, there's two spawn points for him. In the north area there is a group of three dhalmels. In the south area, there is a group of two dhalmels. Finally there is a placeholder dhalmel, which can appear at either camp. So:

North Camp:

Dhalmel <- If present, this is placeholder

South Camp:

Dhalmel <- If present, this is placeholder

The circled areas shown aren't really representative of the dhalmel spawns.
The south camp seems mostly in the center of H-8.
The north camp seems mostly at the junction of G-5 and H-5, north of the road but south of the two talls trees; and also the southern part of H-6, atop a hill.
Dhalmels may also appear somewhat in between the two north camp areas.

Solo at 16 BST
# Jul 07 2006 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
408 posts
Just killed twice, once duo 15 BST and 21 BST, got drop.

Second about 2hrs later it pops, i had lvled to 16 about an hour previous and knowing there were plenty of dhalmel availiable i gave it a go, sending a fresh DC against it. Needless to say my dhalmel was promptly pulverised after taking what i would consider to be 10% off Serp. in the meantime i was running around finding a suitable dhalmel for the next leg, only DC nearby >< so biting the bullet i sent it at Sherp and 2hr'd.

Again my pet was promptly dispatched despite 2hr, and yet another DC dhalmel was sent to its death, this is when i paniced, i had exhaused the dhalmel stock around (H-8) so made a dash for the spawn points in front of the crag, where i found a DC and EM ^^. threw one last DC at it and by the time that died Serp was at around 15%.

Charm then failed twice on the EM even with all the CHR i can equip, which is typical of the situation >.> once it did stick however, i was at 80 HPs 20MP, so was kinda all or nothing by that stage.

What more can i say, that EM dhalmel was a legend ^^.

No drop that time but 112 EXP with the pet penalty from my EM dhalmel. Amazingly fun fight that furthered my newfound love of BST :)

Edited, Jul 7th 2006 at 3:17pm EDT by AesHQ
Well, it drops . . .
# Jun 06 2006 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
983 posts
I killed this guy twice in 15 minutes today (during Full Moon). Got the drop both times. Killed him once two days ago too, got the drop then as well. Killed on again in my BLM-y Youth. Got the drop then as well.


At least one NM loves me. Too bad his drop isn't worth the time it takes me to kill him. I'm going to try desynthing them tonight, but it probably won't work. >.>
# May 12 2006 at 2:47 AM Rating: Decent
Soloed as 18BLU/9WHM.

7% moon. He dropped earth crystal and yeilded 120 xp.
duo blu v serpopard
# Apr 30 2006 at 6:12 PM Rating: Decent
Duo'd this thing as 17blu/war and 16blu/drk while trying to get healing breeze. Stun locked him with head butt spam so he was cake. He managed to get off a healing breeze himself and he healed about 30%-40% hp.

with 71 defense before cocoon he hit me for 15-25 with all buffs up, stomped me for 42.

84 xp as the 17blu, no drop.

Edited, Sun Apr 30 19:18:15 2006
# Mar 29 2006 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
I met this poor excuse for a monster at H-6 while looking for Air Elementals.

lvl 25 WHM/12BLM just hit it with my mecenaries pole and it was dead in no time.

it dropped NOTHING! just gave me a weak 33 exp
h-6 spotted and killed
# Dec 16 2005 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
I just killed this NM in h-6 of the map. Easy kill with mnk 21/war 10. Used 100 fists wearing empress band only got 75 exp. Did not get the drop only hide and meat.
# Nov 11 2005 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
was running through Tahrongi on my way to to Jeuno i saw him just sitting there so i decided what the hell...easy enough as 43 DRG got the drop..not really worth it the pendent is only like 3k on Pheonix
Not worth your time
# Sep 20 2005 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
Was going to windy from crag, saw him, i asked if he wanted to meet my fists, i decided for him, Raging Fists him for 449 as 41 Taru MNK get meat... Trust me, unless you want to brag about killing a NM, don't waste your time, did i forget to mention I've pwned him like 10 times before and got nothing...
Not Heavily Camped
# Jul 11 2005 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
He's not heavily Camped because the Cerulean Pendant isn't valuable, truthfully because it's not all that great. It's easy to tell he's not camped, because I got a Teleport-Mea, and there he was in plain View. I soloed him as a 29WHM/14SMN. He got a few good hits in, but all I had to do was use Cure III when I got too low for comfort on my HP. Got a few Dhalmel Hides, which I sent to the LS Leathercrafter or whatever.

0/2 on getting the Pendant, but I've never camped him. Both times I've come by and he was there, so I killed him because I could. I've seen him at both points.

If you want him, just keep killing Dhalmels. That's about as simple as it gets.
My experience
# Jul 05 2005 at 1:58 PM Rating: Decent
I fought this as a lvl 25 RDM I think. I accidentally ran into it and it aggrod me. I killed it easy and got the pendant. It only solg for 2k on Fenrir server.
RE: My experience
# Jul 08 2005 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
i can nvr find this nm where is it
# Jun 23 2005 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
128 posts
Soloed this as a lvl 15 BST. Ate through about 6-7 Dhalmels ranging from d/c to tough. I recieved 189 exp and a Dhalmel hide for my trouble :)
# Jun 08 2005 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
415 posts
Well I was going to Mhuara, when I see this guy trying, and failing, to fight this NM. So I got off my chocobo, and /say
"(Do you need any help?) (Disengage)"
So.. the guy waits for a while, untill his HP is REALLY low, and Im just standing there, waiting for the name to turn yellow.
All of the sudden, he calls for help..
im like /sigh, I guess hes a noob.. oh well
So I engage it, and kill it really easy, (I was level 45 samurai)
then I tell the guy
"You know that you should disengage on Notorious Monsters, they could drop rare items."
so.. he just looks at me... and looks at me.. and then he says
(I dont speak any English)

So I thought, ok, let me try and use the Auto translate.
I /tell him:
(Notorious Monster) (/no) (Call for help), (/yes) (Disengage)

so I wait for him to respond
Then he says,
and walks off...
what a great way to kill this nm,
No drops to be worth while
# Apr 13 2005 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
723 posts
I killed this guy, he hits about 1.5 times harder then a normal dhalmel on my level 37 WHM what is about as hard as a bull dhalmel maybe slightly weaker. he seems to have slightly less HP then a bull dhalmel and less defence. basically if you can take a bull dhalmel you can easily take this guy but why bother.

He isn't worth camping, he has no good drops and is too weak to worry bragging about. I killed him cas I saw what looked like someone zoning him and toke him off of them, and he dropped a Cerulean Pendant, I haven't even been able to shift it for 5K in the AH.

In other words only kill this guy to either save someone else or just as a normal dhalmel whilst camping (and you know you can take it).
great pic!
# Mar 23 2005 at 11:46 PM Rating: Default

these are taken live from players, this website is launching fast and has great real in game pics, u can have ur own page for free if u are one of the first 500 members!
RE: great pic!
# May 01 2005 at 9:40 PM Rating: Excellent
544 posts
it would be better if we could see more than his neck
Owned the monster that drops a useless piece of junk!
# Mar 23 2005 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
I was farming back up to pre- archers knife lvls when i saw this thing, it said "Imposible to gauge" so i was hidding under camoflauge untill so i could ask my linkshell how strong it was, didnt get a answer so i said "/l im gona die" followed by "/l here i go" or something to that effect

Bobvob uses rng attack: 20-40 dmg
NM gets angry
NM starts running at me
Bobvob Uses uber leet Eagle eye shot: 350 dmg
Nm misses
bobvob misses with melee atck
bovob uses rng attck: 30-40 dmg
NM hits me for 7
Nm hits me for 17

Fire off 1 more rng attck and its dead basicaly, not to hard, probably didnt need 2-hr, took only 20 or so dmg i think

Only thing that makes this hard is if others link and the fact that it is basicaly a walking barrel of HP and Vitality,
Got the drop: only 2,000 in jueno on spylph,

Difficulty: LOW
edit: HP=500-699, alot!!! use E.E.S if your a rng
lvl 27 rng
got an earth crystal to, not worth it at all!!!

p.s: I put it in my bazzar at max price and said: Behold the worthless NM drop from the Tahrongi Canyon!

Edited, Wed Mar 23 18:48:01 2005
RE: Owned the monster that drops a useless piece of junk!
# May 26 2005 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
man this NM is so worthless, ppl saw a crawler n an Serpopard Ishtar, they charmed the Serpopard Ishtar and used it against the crawler.

I saw this NM on widescan(G-6) for like 10 mins on during night hrs wit air element up. I was like, forget it..maybe later. I killed elemental, went back in 10 mins and killed it, no drop. dam wanted some dhalmel skin.
2nd time this NM popped again in 5 mins in south spot (H-8), nobody claimed it so I killed it and got dhalmel hide... well 0/2 on the useless drop.
I'm pretty sure there are 2 NM pops for this useless mob...
RE: Owned the monster that drops a useless piece of junk!
# Jul 26 2005 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
only problem is NM's cant be charmed...
Sooo close!
# Mar 04 2005 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
I did farm wild Dhalmels yesterday then this thing poped up. I checked it and it said: Impossible to gauge! So i asked in my ls if i could kill this thing. They said try. So i tried. It damaged me 14 and then 46 with critical hits... Then i used my 2hr, It had like 10 hp left when it killed me! Damn so close.....
Killed it today
# Feb 17 2005 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
I was farming Giant Femurs, picked him up on Wide Scan. Sharpshot+Barrage and a few arrows later and he was dead, only dropped a Dhalmel Meat, later I found out the Pendant is only 1k on my server anyway.
# Feb 14 2005 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
i saw this thing but didn't attack it since it said its strength was impossible to gauge. of course all nm's are like this. im such a dumass
Almost as fun as the avatar fights
# Feb 07 2005 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
Omg guys i was leveling BST, level 10 i see this guy i go what the hell i gotta try
I charm an IT and 2hr have ^^
# Feb 03 2005 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
116 posts
i was leveling bst here the other day(lvl 11) and was checking around dhals, when i see "strength is impossible to gauge" in chat box, look up and there he is
so then i stupidly charm a EM crawler, use familiar and send him after the NM
long story short i got fu**ed in the @$$. so then i port home, grab my 67 drk job and run back after it to find a 70 whm killing it, oh well /sigh
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