Vana'diel Bestiary: Vaa Huja the Erudite  

Found in:Giddeus
Job:Black Mage
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Ice
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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# Mar 27 2008 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
beat this guy in about 4 seconds from spawning him on 75RNG/37SAM Slugshot 2.5k > Barrage 1.4k > over. Was a very disapointing fight probably the easiest AF1 mobs i've ever fought.
Do Not Underestimate Him.
# Oct 12 2006 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
This guy is a wolf in sheep's clothing, let me tell ya.

I was crafting in Windurst when I heard someone shouting for help. So it was me, 6o Warrior / 3o Ninja, and a 43 Dark Knight. When we got to Giddeus, I didn't think we'd need much preperation and we got, well, you can gather how the fight went. Luckily a 75 Paladin was roaming around and he generously handed out some raises and he helped us with the fight.

I believe this guy *can* be soloed by a 6o something DD. The second time around I accumulated 300 TP buffed myself up with everything including Mighty Strikes and unleashed a Rampage on him which depleted a good chunk of his health. Don't brush this guy off as a easy AF NM. He's freaking hard for his level! >_>
Do Not Underestimate Him.
# Jan 02 2008 at 10:05 AM Rating: Good
280 posts
I helped a 40DRK/20THF do this fight.. I am 65WAR/32NIN so I thought it would be no problem.. Well I kicked the **** out of the nm but the DRK kept getting hit by linking Yags and he died... >< Coulda used a mage about that time.
# Oct 03 2006 at 6:47 AM Rating: Decent
117 posts
I can say this for one, it sure was fun! lol
This mob isn't lvl45, closer to lvl55 or a little higher; cuz I got about 12exp and I'm lvl60.

I'm a 60Drg/25Whm and I solo'd him in about 30-45seconds. I'm happy Rygor knows how to use Healing Breath because I had to constantly cast Dia just to keep myself healed. I think I had to use it about 7+ times to keep me and my lvl45 Drk linkie friend alive. lol

Over all it was pretty easy and was a rush. I started off with my Jumps and then Penta Thrusted him for 757 dmg, and while spamming Dia I somehow got 100 TP and Skewer'd him for 495 dmg, one hit later and he died. Most dmg he hit me for was 366 dmg with WatergaII, rest were 256 and under. It seems he ran out of MP or had real long recasts. If you need any help with this mob send me a /tell:
Server: Asura
Name: Nadacky
# May 30 2006 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
i think the lvl is to low. he cast flare and survived spiral hell
# Apr 20 2006 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
[Red][/Red] What lvl should i be able to solo this mob?
hard without equip
# Mar 13 2006 at 5:00 AM Rating: Decent
i got my drk to 40 and thought id go get my af for next lvl so i go as 67 rdm thinking its not high lvl or anything so well be easy.. well things are easy if u decide to take armor and weapons.. YAH thats right i tried to fight this thing with just what i had on me (rdm gear was on mule and i was to lazy to get it, and af in npc storage, again to lazy to get)
so im go in kill the yagudo that were around spawn and buff up and pop it.. well started off easy but then he started hitting me kinda hard when stoneskin was down so id bind it and drain/aspir hp and mp back but was still not hitting him enough (i was meleeing with a warp cudgel) the mosyt damage i was doing the whole fight was with drain.. cause i was saving mp for healing and def magic since he is a blm and had high magic def. long story short.. dont try to fight stuff without arnmor or weapons i had to get some ppl in the area that were getting key for kazham airship pass to help me and even with there help it was still a little hard but we ended up killing it and i got the scythe.

thank you to the people that helped you saved me from death like 20 on rdm ^^
# Mar 09 2006 at 6:49 PM Rating: Good
411 posts
He used Manafont pretty early in the fight, but all his crap got cancelled by Jubaku :)

Solo'd with NIN61, got 12 exp.
Yay for me.
# Jan 29 2006 at 2:55 AM Rating: Good
436 posts
I was walking through Windy on my way to Giddeus, when a random person is shouting for help with this NM. Although I'm only lvl 60 rdm, I thought I could take him. Well, to sum it up, two converts later and a lot of "OH CRAP OH CRAP OH CRAP OH CRAP"... I managed to solo it. Once again, grats Aurorachan!

Edited, Sun Jan 29 01:55:58 2006
# Jan 27 2006 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
did this a while ago with my 75 rng friend. lol i went as a 30 rdm/blm for Elemental Seal silence i didn't get it off before he slept me. The fight lasted about 12 seconds. I was asleep for at least 5 min.

Edited, Fri Jan 27 01:35:10 2006
HP on NM
# Jan 26 2006 at 4:33 PM Rating: Good
102 posts
For a level 45 NM, this guy had a bit more HP than I expected, I tallied upabout 3900 give of take 300 or so (the last hit was a blizz 3 for nearly 500 that was probably overkill). Didn't hit very hard, Ele-seal silence didn't stick long at all, but it wasn't important if the fight was longer it might have made a difference.

Bring a high level DD and you should be fine.
# Sep 13 2005 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
I think me and a couple RDM buddies might take a crack at this guy tomorrow. Seems easy enough.
RE: Hmmm
# Feb 11 2006 at 11:38 PM Rating: Excellent
437 posts
RE: Hmmm
# Jan 26 2007 at 8:38 AM Rating: Decent
oh my god
# Sep 09 2005 at 6:22 PM Rating: Decent
i just went after this damed nm to day it toook me and my drk buddy and we didant take ti down we absorbed what we could and i hit it with bio to but we couldent handle it because of aoe and firaga took both of us down hes got his full drk af i forgot his lvl
# Aug 05 2005 at 11:19 PM Rating: Default
just fought this NM a few days ago for my AF scythe. had a 68 (or 69) pld with me who tanked it. i was a Tarutaru DRK42/WAR18

forgot to kill links, but only a votary linked during the fight. almost killed me with stonega II and thundaga.

from what i remmeber, it used Manafont, Stonega II, Thundaga, Blizzard II, Fire II, Stun, Bio II, and then the regular Yagudo WS (doublekick, that stuff). took PLD down to about 300 hp (from around 1000) in the first half of the fight from all the spells. it started casting Bio II on me before i could even see the thing. did 103 dmg JUST from bio II.

i killed off the yagudo votary link in about 30 seconds, but when it took me down to 100 hp from its -ga spells, i bolted out of AoE range. over all took about 3 minutes, good rush because ive never fought an NM over lvl 30 before ^^
Um... could this NM also be a BRD?
# Jul 13 2005 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
Not long ago, I helped my drk friend with this NM. It was an easy fight but, I swear it used Soul Voice. I also remember it using Horde Lullaby, and other brd songs. Not once do I recall it using any -aga spells...
# Jun 14 2005 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
This ******* a ***** i just did AF1 yesterday im lvl 44 he did 1 blizzard 2 to me and hit me for 385 fmg with it i had a lvl 70 freind also drk helped we gained 300tp befrore fight and killed links i used shadow of death for 156 dmg he used guillotine for 1760 dmg SC fragmentation for 860 and he had a bit of hp left we used all buffs such as squid sushi berserk last resort souleater warcry lvl 70 was subbing warrior
piece of cake got raven scythe
My Experiance
# May 30 2005 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
32 posts
so i just did this with a 66pld, im a 40drk, and he refused to let me die. killed the birds around the hole for tp and to elminite links. spawned him, , absorb vit and agi, poison(diddnt stick -> Souleater + Last Resort + Berserk + Blood Weapon -> Nightmare Sycthe and pounded with lighting( blizz was doing nothing) and banged it out in about a min. i guess i got lucky cause he was hitting the pld with II spells, but almost no -ga's.
sam af weap.. tough bugger
# Mar 11 2005 at 6:49 AM Rating: Decent
299 posts
lol... i wasnt expecting this guy to pump out SOOO many -ga spells..

a DRk friend of mine asked me to help.. (me - lvl 56 summoner)

i thought.. weapon AF.. piece of cake..

dear god.. by about the 3 chain casted III spell the DRK was dead.. i had to then tank the ******* with carbuncle while raising the DRK.. ended up 2hr'ing it... took out 4 linked yags in the process... was too close though.. way to close.. dont underestimate this monster
# Nov 07 2004 at 10:40 PM Rating: Default
Yo Anyone know the problem to why I can't get the Nm to spawn? I am above lvl 42 and I Have done everything you guys and the site has said. I went there 2 times trying new ideas out. First was me drk 43 monk 70 drk 60+ and we got there I used the cherry and nothing?? Then I went back to bastok talked to the npcs over again. Did the same thing came back with the monk and a rdm. Nothing...!! again... Anyone have a clue what the matter is??

(sorry for spelling and grammer mistakes)
RE: IDK???
# Feb 25 2005 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
You have to talk to a guy in Windy first, and the NM is listed at lvl 45, but hes tough, anyone with Guillotine, Sidewinder, Slugshot, or some sweet WS like that can own it with 300tp

Caitsith> Rlspears
RE: IDK???
# Nov 15 2004 at 3:25 PM Rating: Excellent
28 posts
Did you -use- the Yagudo Cherry or did you trade it to the ???

Also, have you spoken to the NPC at the Optistery?
# Oct 24 2004 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
Soloed it as a 67 whm
Easiest NM in existence?
# Oct 23 2004 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
Setup was;
Me (44DRK/22WAR), 3 LS Friends (52 RNG/26 NIN), (43 MNK/21 WAR), (46 WHM/23 BLM)

First off, I dropped by 200 HP, because he fired off something nasty to start with, but he was silenced and stayed silent for the 27 seconds it took to beat him. It is the easiest NM ever.
# Oct 07 2004 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
This one went suspiciously easy. I just did one shout in Lower Jeuno and a lil' Taru PLD level 58 and his friend, a mithran RDM level 60 seemed to be a bit bored and offered me to help. So there we were; Me, as a DRK 44 and them. Made Vaa spawn, and I think I was able to hit it 3 times and used WS; and well, I actually wasn't watching what the 58 and 60 did, I more or less watched the HP dropping down rapidly from Vaa.

So, I expected a tough fight, but after all; it seemed pretty easy.
Karma? Perhaps...
# Oct 03 2004 at 2:22 AM Rating: Decent
Funny story:

Well, I'm now a level 44 DRK, but I fondly remember fighting this guy. We had one of our party members come as his 50 RDM with us, as we were going for 3-4 AF1s in about 2 hours. So, none of us had checked out what kind of monster this was, but we figured that we could handle it. The RDM would tank, no matter what it is, right?
Well, let me tell you... We have a great (Static) party of 6, and we can do 6 BCNM 40s in a row without any deaths, but this guy Two-Hour'd and destroyed us the first time. My DRK's -6 to MND probably didn't help... Lots and lots of damage from those spells. I was wishing I had thought to bring 2-3 cherries with me.

In any case, after everyone but the RDM died, the RDM was fighting it alone and a RNG watched from the sidelines, and another DRK sent me a Tell asking if they could join us. The RDM goes down from a simple spell, the Yagudo is at around 1/3rd to 1/2 health, and the RNG (level 40/Tarutaru, by the way) decides to try to solo it. Why are Rangers always so overconfident? Well, the Ranger was dead in a single spell, as was the other DRK who decided to try to solo it afterward. I guess the RNG didn't know that it was a quest NM, and was sticking around to "get the phat l00t" that it thought the monster dropped. Looks like that'll teach him to pull without knowing what it is.

Oh, and on a side note, our BLM Elemental Seal/Silenced it the next time, and it was fairly easy pickings from that point on. Still, hardest out of all the AF1 monsters we've killed so far, except maybe Purpleflash (RDM AF1). Next up- BLM... Not looking forward to that Elemental...

Edited, Sun Oct 3 09:23:45 2004
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# Oct 01 2004 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
when you fight this NM, make sure you silence it and KEEP it silenced ^^; Me and my friend tried to kill this guy just me (60 BLM) and my friend 41 DRK. He was silenced and everything was going good, until it wore off and then he used manafont -_- so he didnt hesitate to spam AoE and kill my friend while i was casting Blizzaga II. by the way, when he uses manafont, for some reason his spells take like 1 second to cast only. He must have fired off like 9 spells while i was casting one...

needless to say i ended up running for my life with the NM only at about 1/2 life.
This NM is cake :D
# Aug 04 2004 at 10:01 AM Rating: Good
346 posts
This dude is not very hard. :D

Here's how to beat him:
1. Elemental Seal + Silence
2. Take your time!! There's no rush to beat him.
3. Keep Shellra up.
4. Pick an element that he'll probably cast. . .say water or stone. Bar that element.
5. If you have a WAR or PLD who has AF gear, have the DRK use 2hr to speed things up. The tank's AF will help keep the hate with the +enmity stats.

RE: This NM is cake :D
# Feb 13 2005 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
drk 2hr doesnt speed anything up, and half the time it makes it worse because he gets agro and cant hit the thing to get hp back causing him to die faster then he should have
RE: This NM is cake :D
# Jan 24 2005 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
I just gotta say, how will using drk 2hr "speed things up"? our 2hr does no extra dmg, just keeps us alive.
# Jul 21 2004 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
can i spawn this guy w/o the quest enabled?
RE: Spawn
# Oct 01 2004 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
why would you want to??? it drops nothing of importance...
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