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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I hate this sheep
# Aug 31 2004 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
double post... sorry -_-

Edited, Tue Aug 31 20:02:23 2004
# Aug 31 2004 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
A few hours after the Lakshmi server went back online after maintenance, I logged on. I decided to head to Sandy for some "buy from merchant, sell with mule" earnings. I stopped off in the highlands just for kicks. I went to F-8 and there were a few ppl in the area looking for Mary. I figured what the hell, and starting slaying sheep for an hour. After I got about 7 sheep teeth, I'm ready to leave. The other person that was nearest me, a lvl 46 drg/23pld (japanese) was killing sheep with me for the hour I was there. As I'm ready to give up, we're just standing there, and he bolts off to the top of the hill. He doesnt have widescan, so wtf?! By the time he gets there, Mary pops. He kills it and says "Thank You" with the auto-translator. So, as a former disbeliever in the "japanese used to have a 0.2-2 second head start on mobs, but they fixed it" rumor, I'm now a firm believer in this phenomenon. All I can say is: Shame on you Square-Enix! It's just not fair, end of story.
RE: Thieves!
# Sep 03 2004 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
Another common misconception, the best way to test this is to send yourself a tell. It takes about .2 a second to come back. Therefore, they only have a .2 second advance over us. Stop crying.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 08 2004 at 11:59 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) lmao good point no uses crying over spilt milk gest a game a dame addictive one at that and the **** are nice people very polite so if you ask nicely thay usaly let you have the mobs but of corse you might wana say some thing like doozo mob mob <t> doozo is plez so makeing it esayer to get the rare drops cuse if there like 75 in like 5 job thay do not care that much about a natorius like mary :)
Average time between spawns
# Aug 28 2004 at 12:25 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone have any idea, and willing to share that info? I just want to know if I should expect more than a few hours between spawns, or if I am just probably missing the pops. thanks,
Got the Horn Today!
# Aug 25 2004 at 11:19 PM Rating: Default
545 posts
Bit of a story with this, happened today and still very happy.

I was in La Theine Plateau camping the NM ram for the Silence of the Rams quest. had lv 42 pld and lv 1 rng as my jobs. (Rng was for widescan if you couldn't guess heh) Anyway, after a bit I decided to leave, cause I was a bit bored there, and head to the highlands to maybe see if Stray Mary was around.

I got there and got to the middle of the area where she spawns and used widescan. I think it was the second time I used it when I spotted her not far from where I was. I put on Track and headed off towards her. Saw a high lv closeby so though for sure she was taken. I see her appear and she is not claimed yet, cast flash and she was mine.

During the fight, all I keep seeing is that high lv closeby doing /cry over and over cause she was right beside her and didn't even see her yet.

Anyway, battle ended and I got Mary's Horn and Mary's Milk. I was very happy at this point, so told this person I got it, she replied with a congrats and was nice about it, so I decided to give her the milk I got from Mary. What's 4k compared to 150k heh. Anyway, headed off to Jeuno to sell it. I am so glad I decided to give up waiting for that ram.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 08 2004 at 12:03 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 08 2004 at 12:03 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) that was nice of you
# Aug 25 2004 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
1,980 posts
I've killed her twice now, at F-9 and G-9, well outside this listed area. Still no sign of the Horn yet. Just milk.
RE: Mary
# Sep 21 2004 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
643 posts
Seen her once in G-5 on my way to level in the Dunes (lvl 12 or so)... had no clue what she was, just thought 'Oh, look, that sheep has a different name!' lol Would kill for Mary's Horn now.

Edited, Tue Sep 21 13:43:37 2004
Stray Indeed
# Aug 24 2004 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
600 posts
I somehow managed to catch Stray Mary five times over a three day period two weeks ago. The one time she dropped Mary's Horn was when I was with a friend. Other than that I made a good 25-30k selling the milk at the San D'Oria AH.

At least two of the times I've killed her she has been at F-9, so yeah, she's all over listed the spawn area and beyond.

I've been farming sheep in Konchstat (spelling?) ever since hoping to reclaim my proper title, Mary's Guide, but to no avail. Even with Widescan, this mob simply isn't popping much lately (/cry).
Spawn area...
# Aug 19 2004 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
208 posts
I also got mary at F-9... pretty close to the center. I was out farming up some sheep skins to make sheep wool (into wool thread) and sheep leather. Only dropped milk... but I just wanted to point out that the spawn area on the map does not seem to be entirely correct.

That's all. :P
# Aug 19 2004 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
camped her for 3 hours and then in a span of 10 minutes got her twice. first at F-6, next at F-9.
only mil both time though.
Sylph server.

Edited, Thu Aug 19 01:16:34 2004
Heard this before...
# Aug 18 2004 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
I have heard TH1 doesn not work on "Rare" drops..
but on the other hand i'm positive the TH2 works on rare drop...hope this helps!
if you know please reply...thank you!

Sorry for the double post >.<

Edited, Wed Aug 18 17:07:22 2004
RE: Heard this before...
# Aug 23 2004 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
I for one am tired of people saying this over and over and over and over. TH1 and TH2 both effect ALL drops rare ex other other-wise. It was stated by SE in a developers interview almost 6 months ago yet ppl still say it doesn't work on NM drops, or rare drops, or this drop etc.

It does, no matter what others tell you it does.
Heard this before...
# Aug 18 2004 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
I have heard TH1 doesn not work on "Rare" drops..
but on the other hand i'm positive the TH2 works on rare drop...hope this helps!
if you know please reply...thank you!
people are going to hate me
# Aug 17 2004 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
3,101 posts
Ok so I have knocked her off twice. First time I was a lvl 25 RDM/12 BLM. I was acutally camping her as I wanted some major cash. When she finally spawned I went for it. I was only at about half MP or less though, and she almost took me out. I didnt want to rest to full and then buff up cause I feared someone else would snag her. I only got the milk this time. The second time I wasnt even camping her. I was riding through on my chocobo and BOOM i see her. I jump off my bird and kill her easily as a 30rdm/15blm. This time I got the horn and the milk. Easy 140k!!!! WOOT now I have dispell and many other spells and armors cause of her. I love this sheep.

Lack there off...
# Aug 16 2004 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
It seems that every time I decide to camp her I am always alone, which is definately a good thing, but I never seem to find either >.<
I do constant laps around the area shown in the map yet I don't see her, anyone ever seen her elsewhere?
Level 21 Solo?
# Aug 14 2004 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
No, Stray Mary would be Even Match to you. You would get Owned. Wait till level 30.
# Aug 12 2004 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
PLZ help i need to know if a lvl 21 war can solo it
my mary experience
# Aug 12 2004 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
1,266 posts
I tend to spend a couple hours a day camping her. My bard would really love her horn. So far I have only gotten her once...until last night. My LS and I were finishing up the ninja flag quest, and decided to run back through highlands to go to Bastok. It seemed odd taht there was a lack of players camping her. After a couple minutes of running through the area we see her standing on top of the hill in G-8. No one else in sight..we proceed to hop off chocos and destroy her. 1 selbina milk, 1 mary's milk, and 1 mary's horn!!! Finally! Now I know lots of people would jsut hurry to Jeuno to sell for an easy 100-120k, but you will not see me do that if you are on teh Bahamut server. All you will see is one happy bard putting the lullaby boost to good use.
I've got a fever, and the only prescription is...more COWBELLâ„¢!!
Woodworking 100+5
Killed it, once
# Aug 11 2004 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
0-1 Stray Mary

Dropped "Mary's Milk."

There were always a couple people camping it.

To make it easier, I suggest training a buncha sheeps due to the wide area of spawn.

Camped her for a good 3-4 hours.

# Aug 10 2004 at 11:11 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
ur all complaining about only gettin milk but i dont see the big deal sell the milk or do the sandy quest as for me i'm goin cause i refuse to spend 22k on a spell i can get free <drian so i'm off to "milk Mary"
RE: milk
# Aug 15 2004 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
238 posts
they're complaining about getting milk bacause it Is a garunteed drop. Its rare drop is marys horn, a BRD instrument that can sell for 100k+ on some servers.
# Aug 07 2004 at 1:49 AM Rating: Decent
Well, when I was a lower level, maybe 18 I believe. I was running through Konschtat, when all of a sudden I see this NM. Provided, Id never heard of it before, so I ask my LS friends about it. One of them gets really excited, saying that it drops a really good item, and he gets a teleport-dem and runs towards me. He killed it pretty easily, but no drop, just mary's milk
Yeah i give
# Aug 06 2004 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
This frigging thing doesnt spawn
at all i camped for 4hours 4 FRIGGIN HOURS. and when i say camped i mean killing every sheep in sight and still no spawn. If you do not have widescan you shouldnt camp her. If you are below lvl 20 i wouldnt recamend fighting her and if you are pressed for time DO NOT CAMP HER!!! it will take a bit... well for me it is. Im goign back 2 rams
This thing is evil
# Aug 06 2004 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
so im sitting at F-8 making sheep trains and what not camping her. after about 1hr i see a PLD who has very little Hp left and is on lvl 23 so i guess she killed her. So im still there w8ting dilligently and about 2 or 3 hours pass
still no spawn. This is a load of BS cause i have been hunting this thing for god knows how long now and i still can find it. I think it just flat out doesnt like me -_-;
# Aug 03 2004 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
563 posts
I've been camping Mary for a week or two. Each day for an hour or two, and I would Dia every sheep I saw and train them around the zone.

First time I got her, I was just running up the hill of G-7 [I think. I'll post the exact, but I have to look at my map. I marked it] and she was.. Well, she was just there. I flipped out and pressed my Flash macro and got her.

She went down easily, but then again, I'm a 47WHM, and that's about 27 levels higher than this one. :P I killed her, but only got Selbina and Mary's milk. This was my second NM I've killed [Found Big Mouth Billy at random times going to Rangumont pass] and I was excited.. I warped out without obtaining the items [Full inventory from chaining them sheep. Usually I clear it out, but I forgot].

I wanted her horn. The price has been rising pretty stedily on Kujata, and a few days earlier it was a 160k at Jeuno AH. >_< I'd been saving for my Dark Staff, so that would be a nice help [Hehe I'm only 47 but I want it NOW ^^]

I camped her ONCE AGAIN. Trained sheep, and then got bored. I sat at where she spawned for 30 minutes and she popped right infront of me. Flash macro, grab, kill.


She dropped her horn! [That and Mary's Milk] Second kill, too. I was so excited, I made sure I obtained the item and stood there for like 5 minutes just panicking. o_o

The horn currently sells for 190k on Kujata server in Lower Jeuno.
um this is for democratic
# Aug 03 2004 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
just a question um democratic how do you think she is the worst nm if you got the horn first try doesnt make too much sense??
Got my Horn
# Aug 03 2004 at 5:48 AM Rating: Decent
348 posts
Camped her twice. The first time it took me a hour of killing every sheep I saw. I only got milk. Yesterday took my wife and I 2 1/2 hrs til she spawned. Now, I finally have my Horn for BCNM40. Both times she was at G-7.
First time
# Jul 29 2004 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
I found my first Stray Mary at F-9...I would have missed her, but luckily, I had previously saved a level 10 WAR from a wasp, and had asked him to tell me if he saw her around...low and behold, he found her for me...Only got a skin and milk though -_-"
Now this is funny
# Jul 27 2004 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
I was in Konstatch hunting rams and lightning elementals. i went over to kill a ram and i was bored so i got aggression and just set my char on walk and paraded around a bit. after about 400 of my hp was gone i decided to kill it. so after doing that i run over and start healing. about 100 hp heals and i see a sheep spawn right next to me. out of habit i put my cursor on it and to my surprise i see "Stray Mary." im like !? and pop up and lay an arrow into her. after 2 more shots she was pronounced "Dead Mary" but all i got was meat and milk.

Edited, Tue Jul 27 18:05:15 2004
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