Vana'diel Bestiary: Stray Mary  

Found in:Konschtat Highlands
Found at Location:F - 8
Level:19 - 20
Grants Title:Mary's Guide
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Pursues by Scent
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Weak against Water
Stolen Items:
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Mon Apr 12 20:10:11 2010

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General Information

    • Respawn time can be up to three hours after its last Time of Death.

  • Susceptible to Paralysis, Gravity, Bind, and Stun.

  • Grants Title - Mary's Guide

Stray Mary's Special Attacks

  • Lamb Chop - Single target critical hit physical damage.

  • Rage - Self target Berserk effect (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Sheep Charge - Single target physical damage with an additional Knockback effect.

  • Sheep Song - AoE Sleep effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

Historical Information

Stray Mary is a reference to the nursery rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb", about a stray lamb that follows around the main character of the rhyme, a girl named Mary.

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# Feb 26 2004 at 1:34 PM Rating: Default
Well, another fine story to add to this glossary. I spotted her in a matter of 60 min.I was very cautious to do this hunting since iv'e waisted time in the past on other HM's.

The way i got her to come or found her (which ever suits you) was to provoke up to 5 to 8 mad sheep at once, and have them chase me and slaughter them to death (this was the funny part).

Well, after waxing them, she popped. I was shocked, and the thought of getting 120k was going threw my mind to where i really didn't know how to act. To make a long story short on this point is that, "I felt it was my first sexual exp"...........laugh (yep, it felt goooooooood)

I ended up getting the horn, and the milk. The lucky part was FF11 was 5 min. from shutting down for world maint. (Boy i was lucky)
# Feb 25 2004 at 2:24 PM Rating: Default
Yep I have ran around just randomly killing sheep for the skins, and several times i would just see mary's milk as treasure. i killed her 4 times in about 3 hours one night. Then one day I get the horn. I did not know what it was so I went to AH. It sells for around 120k on my server. I have gotten the horn twice in like the 8 times I have killed her
Spawn Location
# Feb 25 2004 at 9:17 AM Rating: Good
951 posts
Does anyone know the exact location she spawns, since I was hunting around the center of the circle the map says she spawns in (around the rocks)
In Over My Head
# Feb 18 2004 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
I'd decided to give this one a shot on my level 21 White Mage (yeah, I know, soloing as a WHM, not a good idea and all that) since I was on the quest to get Mary's Milk and wanted to do this one properly. After quite some time killing sheep (some of which were still giving me 12-15 exp, making me wonder whether I'd get to level 22 before finding Mary) she popped in after about an hour and a half. There were several other people apparently camping for her, but nobody else was around, so I went at it.

My Bind/Blind/Slow/Paralyze combo worked reasonably well, and I even had time to get Blaze Spikes in, but Mary was still hitting pretty hard. Eventually I decided I'd need to use Benediction (having saved some of my MP for nukes), but between the time I hit the button and when the ability would have triggered, Mary got off two normal attacks and a Sheep Charge, killing me.

So it didn't end as well as I'd have hoped, but it is possible to get to this one. I've gotten a few more levels and better gear and can now solo Brutal Sheep, so I might give it another go at some point.
Lucky find :)
# Feb 16 2004 at 12:04 PM Rating: Good
Sometimes you just get lucky :) I was a lvl 51 bard on Pandemonium, and I had put my bard away for a while since some of the equipment I want for my Bard is rather expensive, one item being Mary's Horn. So I'm running around as a lvl 18 thf in the Highlands, and I see Stray Mary! I know better than to hit her with a lvl 18 thf, so I decide to take a chance to try to kill her. I use an instant warp scroll to get back to town, change to 39 whm/blm, teleport Dem, and she's still there! I eat my apple pie, and totally thrash her (she did maybe 27 damage to me, while I Blizzard and Fire her). And, luck of all luck, she drops both milk and Mary's Horn!! Needless to say, my bard is back in action :) I'm now at 2k til 53, and eager to get to lvl 55 for that oh-so-lovely Mage's Ballad 2 :)

lvl 52Brd/39WHM, 24RDM/20BLM, 13DRG/18THF
~and a little of everything else ;)
Hume Female, Bastok rank 5 1/2, Pandemonium Server
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# Feb 06 2004 at 3:54 PM Rating: Default
Was heading to Highlands :) for a little level time. Say a sheep with an unusual name-Stray Mary. It was in F-8 and a LS member and I took her down-only dropped a crystal and Marys Milk. So, it IS occasionally dumb luck that you find an NM...heck, I went walking through the Highlands the day before and got killed by a tremor ram...ruddy ram...
So stay patient and she will appear...
# Feb 02 2004 at 4:10 AM Rating: Default
yeah, kill all sheep and she will come. very random.

izmael, ifrit server- 30 war/17 drg/13 rdm/5thf/7sam/10bard
So many happy campers )=
# Jan 31 2004 at 10:26 PM Rating: Good
There really is always success storys on these NM's. Why! I have now camped this NM for 12-15 hours cause I really need the gil, and the only time I saw her, was when someone else was fighting her! Plus the drops really are not good on my server for the mad sheep, sheep skin_150-300g instead of 500 on most I hear. And giant sheep meat for 300 a stack, instead of 700-1000! I can't say this is totally horrible though, cause after about an hour of camping and killing sheep/gobs I made about 3k with the chance of a NM. But I think for now I gota find some steady flow :/
RE: So many happy campers )=
# Jan 31 2004 at 10:52 PM Rating: Good
43 posts
I agree that it is really hard to find this NM, but after 5 hours I did fight her, and got the milk, yay, sold for 6.5k! I have a lvl 32mnk/16thf so I have the treasure hunter abil, and I made more like 3-4k and hour on mad sheep. It was still kinda slow gil compared 2 what I would make doing other stuff, or farming elsewhere. The biggest prob 2 me is that there are always lots of high lvl players camping this area. Oh, and the sheep drops sell for the about same price on my server, dunno about those prices you listed for other servers, are you sure about that?
My server is quetzalcoatl.
# Jan 27 2004 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
108 posts
Just wanted to put in my 2 cents. Camped this one for a few days, and managed to pretty regularly find her. I don't believe she's on a timer. I BELIEVE this is how it works:

Every time the game is going to spawn a "Mad Sheep" (which is what Mary spawns from), there is a tiny percentage chance that she will pop INSTEAD of the sheep. This explains the occasional reports people give saying "She spawns only when you kill a certain number of sheep." Strictly speaking, that's not true, there's no set number. However, the more sheep you kill, the more sheep spawn. At each kill, the chance of her spawning would be the same no matter how many you kill. However, increasing the number of spawns will increase your likelihood of popping her.

I believe the best method is to camp an area of high sheep density, then systematically slaughter the sheep. Clearly this is best done when the sheep are easily killed (at lvl 30, they die quickly). Each time you kill a sheep, another will (eventually) spawn in the general area, thus giving a small percentage change of getting Mary.

She seems a bit easier to get than the other NM sheep (Rampaging ram in Konschtat, Lambert and Baldurf in la theine), since she spawns from such a common mob.

Good luck, all.

NOTE: because it's random, you could end up finding her in 30 seconds, or not find her for 2 days....

Edited, Tue Jan 27 13:34:05 2004
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 27 2004 at 11:44 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well, 4 hours walking around the La theini with no sign of Stray Mary.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 06 2004 at 12:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) LOL Dumbass
RE: spawn
# Jan 30 2004 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
thats because she spawns in the highlands...
Killed her once
# Jan 26 2004 at 5:05 PM Rating: Default
Was heading to dunes, ended up spoting her, using my 2 hr and soloed her with my level 20 war. First kill, droped horn, currenly on auction at Jeuno 140k. Somebody go buy it from me... = )
mary overview
# Jan 23 2004 at 5:25 AM Rating: Default
been camping it on and off for a week, managed to get her 4 times now.

i still can't get a handle on the pop delay which is annoying, its seems to be 1hr+ for sure might even be 3 hrs..

anyways, the No1 tip for Mary is... SUB RANGER^^ without widescan its really hard to get this NM since the spawn area is so large (i've killed it from northern tip of F-6 all the way to the southern tip of F-9)

as a general rule anywhere you see windmills theres a chance Mary can spawn there..

so far is always drops the milk, which is nice since it sells for 7k on my server but as yet i didn't get the horn =(
# Jan 21 2004 at 9:01 PM Rating: Default
how do u spawn stray mary
# Jan 21 2004 at 7:41 AM Rating: Default
Killed her 3 times now. Always same spot. F-9 by the roads. Always killed her after killing about 5 sheep. Only got milk. Milk sells for 7k in san on my server. No Horn yet.
# Jan 19 2004 at 2:32 AM Rating: Default
The horn in Bastok Sells for 20k on my server.. is this low??
RE: helo
# Feb 05 2004 at 5:11 PM Rating: Default
lol yea the horn sells for 150k in my server
Where's Mary
# Jan 13 2004 at 10:36 AM Rating: Default
I've seen her 3 times at G-6 or the right side of f-6 along the road.
Where's Mary
# Jan 13 2004 at 10:35 AM Rating: Default
RE: cross-eyed mary
# Jan 13 2004 at 7:07 AM Rating: Default
Gah! I really hate the higlands map, I walways think it's upside down for some reason. Make that last post G10
RE: cross-eyed mary
# Jan 25 2004 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
I do too...its all upside down
Cross-eyed Mary
# Jan 13 2004 at 7:06 AM Rating: Default
spotted and killed twice in I5. one horn drop, two milks. Sold the horn for 140k. Didn't kill any sheep to get her, just stumbled across her.
# Jan 11 2004 at 2:43 AM Rating: Default
RE: road
# Jan 11 2004 at 2:44 AM Rating: Default
oops, i mean, i killed her by the road too.
# Jan 06 2004 at 6:32 AM Rating: Default
Mary's horn selling for 100K ?
# Jan 05 2004 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
49 posts
I know that Mary sheep spawn after you kill many of the sheep. Is there a certain time that you have to be?
# Jan 02 2004 at 12:05 PM Rating: Default
Wow, if you sold the Horn for only 10k, you are the MOST ignorant sonofa gun in this world, it sells for 100k+ at the AH in Jeuno
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 02 2004 at 2:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i had to kill all the sheep before sundown, and guess what i got out of it!?
Blind Luck
# Dec 24 2003 at 3:54 AM Rating: Default
was makin my way back to Bastok, working my throwing skill along the way and in the middle of fighting a mad sheep Mary added in out of nowhere. managed to beat them both (and another mad that added later) and got the horn and milk as my reward. woot! i was just off the road in F-9.
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