Vana'diel Bestiary: Bugbear Strongman  

Found in:Oldton Movalpolos
Found at Location:J - 11
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Lightning
  • Weak against Light
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Wed Jul 20 03:26:28 2011

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General Information

    • With the pair of Bugbear Bondman at (I-11), the placeholder for Bugbear Strongman is the one that spawns on the north side. For the pair at (J-11), the placeholder is the one that spawns on the east side. The placeholder can spawn back and forth between these two pairs.

  • Possesses the Counter job trait.

  • Aggressive to level 75 players.

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

Bugbear Strongman's Special Attacks

  • Bionic Boost - Self target Counterstance effect. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Earth Shock - AoE physical damage with an additional Stun effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Flying Hip Press - AoE Wind based magic damage.

  • Heavy Blow - Single target physical damage.

  • Heavy Whisk - Single target physical damage with an additional Knockback effect.

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# Feb 24 2009 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
camped it for 40 mins and got sam pants 1/1. i think i got lucky after reading some of these horror stories.
There is no Strongman =(
# Mar 28 2008 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
541 posts
This NM doesn't exist! >_>

Been camping a few days now, good couple hours each day, and no pop so far, grr!

Edit: After camping since this morning, it's around 7PM now, he finally popped and dropped NOTHING! *riphairout* damn it!

Edit #2: After 1hr since last kill, pop again and absolutely no drops again as well v_v

Edited, Mar 28th 2008 6:54pm by Minimaru

Edited, Mar 28th 2008 8:14pm by Minimaru
# Jan 24 2008 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
Well camped it last night, first claim he droped the mnk pants i waited around a bit more and claimed him again, i got the sam pants, but after that he never poped again for at least 2 hours that i've been there waiting for him. Can the drop of the samurai pants make him take longer to repop?
I hate this NM!
# Sep 13 2007 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
Over the last 5 days, I've gone 0/19 on the Shinimusha Haidate and only 5/19 have been Aikido Kosh*ta, as MNK/THF. PH spawns once every 14 minutes. Spawn time of NM has been as low as 30 minutes and as high as 10 hours and 30 minutes. I'm beginning to believe this son of a ..... doesn't even drop the Haidate anymore. *Note* I've noticed shorter spawn times by killing the Bugbear Bondman PH and then killing his 2 friends, however, it's just unproven speculation.

1 more kill has made me 0/20, so I switched over to my brother's THF character (TH2 + thief's knife) and 2 kills later I became 1/22! The greedy ******* dropped both aikido kosh*ta and shinimusha haidate.

Edited, Sep 15th 2007 10:04am by MidnightBastoker
# Sep 05 2007 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
134 posts
Just like to say...

After many many hours of no pop and frustration last night and another 2hrs and abit today.. HE FINALLY POPS! AND *cough* 1/1.

I'm one happy taru ^^

my pants now!
# Aug 23 2007 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
Got this guy np.. took about an hour or 2 killin ph. but i got the drop 1/1 yay! now off to lvl sam somemore

75 RDM 49 SAM 39 NIN
Low delay weapon + en spell
# Jul 23 2007 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
After I killed PHs for an hour I finaly got claim on this bad boy.

Killing him as RDM is real easy. At the time I was 59 and I subbed THF for TH1.
Never did he stand a chance during the whole fight. I had Stoneskin and Phalnax up all the time. I had to Convert once ( /cheer Elvaan mp ), and that was the only part where I was at risk.

BTW if you own a Hornetneedle, try it out with Haste and some en spell ^^
The added damage alone could have killed this NM.

Oh yeah, no drop >.> but that was expected.
both dropped
# Dec 18 2006 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
414 posts

I've been 1/2-azzed looking for this guy off and on eversince this zone
was created. I was in the area and at night I camped him ... nothing.

I logged on the next day and went LFG while camping him and eventually he
popped. It's my first time even laying eyes on him. I believe it was
several hours of camping that day but I'm not positive.

He dropped both the sam and the mnk pants. I have 4 main jobs: bst,sam,mnk,blu
so I'm hyper happy I can use both. NOT SELLING I'm actually gonna use both
drops. SWEETS.
# Nov 24 2006 at 5:26 AM Rating: Decent
41 posts
I've been camping this guy the past couple of days and he just didn't want to rear his ugly head. This morning, I got on and started killing PHs. After about 45 minutes he popped! So I ran over to him and stunned him. I killed him, no drop. As I read, he will sometimes pop right after you kill him instead of another PH, so I waited. He popped again, this time I took it a little bit slower. I ended up thinking 'no way, I'll never get the drop'. After I killed him I read: "You find a pair of Aikido ************** "You find a pair of Shinimusha Haidate.". He dropped both drops. ^^ Time to sell the mnk and use the sam!
yeehaa new threads
# Oct 12 2006 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
was wandering around movapolis on odin(as 75 pld) with my 75 rdm friend deragos and saw ppl camping this nms area,we left, came back 20 mins later and he popped right in front of us,needless to say we got claim and a nice new pair of shinimusha haidate,not bad for a lucky claim lol

edit: was standing around talkin and admiring our sam trousers and look accross to the west pop area to see strongmans up again.we kick his *** but no drop this time,still not bad tho 2 claims in 15 mins

Edited, Oct 12th 2006 at 5:07pm PDT by jonesypld
killed him with ease
# Jun 01 2006 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
i camped this thing a few days ago. no pop, i went back last night and he was there waitin for me. he agroed me and brought his little friend also. i am 67 mnk and i walked through both of them with ease.i even got the same pants my first try. ^^
killed him with ease
# Aug 17 2006 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
Killed this guy easily as 58rdm/blm. got the sam legs
68 blm
# May 30 2006 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
i camped this guy for several hours, and its pop was the same every time for me.

i showed up killed 3 bugbears, and he pop'd.
killed him then 1 pop later he spawned again at the other entrence. 2 hours go by, i know cause i used manafont, and he poped again and 1 pop later he pop'd at other entrence. several times he did this. ALSO he aggros to a lvl 68 BLM taru.

only got the SAM pants...
15-25 exp and some gil per kill
# May 13 2006 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
would i be able to solo this as a 64 drk with either sam war or thf or whm sub
# Apr 04 2006 at 1:49 PM Rating: Good
502 posts
o/5 on the sam legs, seems to be a random spawn time, killed him once and next respawn he popped again...

easy stuff
# Jan 11 2006 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
Camped this twice so far and 0/2 on both Haidate and Koshida. First Strongman spawned after killing 2 placeholders. The second popped after I arrived in Oldton Movalpolos and a THF informed me he'd killed it 10 minutes previous. Took about 2 hours of killing placeholders for it to pop again.
RE: 0/2
# Feb 15 2006 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
Finally got the drop (0/3 now) after running through the zone to get to Newton. When running down towards the spawn area I spotted Strongman unclaimed and running along with another Bugbear in tow and several goblins with a Taru in front running for his life. He warped, I claimed the NM before it could despawn and got the drop. Had to flee and zone the rest of the mobs though, but I was pretty happy.
RE: 0/2
# May 05 2006 at 4:20 PM Rating: Good
NM Despawn?! I cant remember NM'd despawning i remember like a month i go i died by Dune Widow when she had 1% hp if not less due to aggro from a Lost Soul and by the time i got back (considering time for tele about 10mins) with a friend she was still there in the spot she popped in with full life, im like 99.9% sure NM just dont depop could be wrong though ^^ good luck
# Dec 29 2005 at 11:36 AM Rating: Default
camped it for 8hrs straight one time, no pop, so i said **** it
totally owned
# Dec 05 2005 at 6:49 PM Rating: Default
Well started camping him as 64drk/thf, and after like 3 or 4 PHs, i did even notice it was him, thought i was killing another PH til it started to own me, so i had to drain and sickle moon to regain the lead. it was a long fight but i ended up pretty much killing him and getting the Shinimusha Haidate, 700k on Quetz. 1/1 and gonna stay for a second pair probly
# Nov 01 2005 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
39 posts
me and my friend spent about 8 hours killing bug bears and goblins that were in the area and not a single peep outa this nm. do we need to leave the goblins live? do we need to not kill the bugbears on the side that zones into Newton movalpolis if so let me know because I am trying to get these pants for a friend and i dont want to be camping this thing and him never showing up.
RE: Question
# Nov 18 2005 at 4:45 PM Rating: Excellent
I've killed him a bunch of times, with 3 MNK pants dropping along with the occasional Mask, no SAM yet so i quit camping him out of spite... fight the machine!. It's a pretty easy system, really really easy if noone else is camping him. There is 1 placeholder that can spawn in 2 different places. 1st place which i will refer to as (A) is right when you enter the spawn area I-11 near the Ancient Bomb in the tunnel. Second place (B) is right before the tunnel to the zone of Newton J-11. There is one fixed bugbear at each pos, and one spawn where the PH can appear. Easiest way to determine PH is to find the spot either A or B with 2 bugbears. One is the PH and one is the static. At A if your looking at the front of the mobs the PH is on the LEFT, at B if you're looking at thier front the PH is on the RIGHT... OK.. so PH is established, kill it and wait ~13-15min the PH or Strongman will pop next to the existing static bugbears at either A or B, nowhere else. His spawn time varies, I have seen pops back to back and I have camped for two hours with nothing. Usually he shows up quick and it's common for an "aftershock" pop, I have seen that often. So basically isolate the PH, keep the timer running and if you can get a buddy to hold down one spot while you take the other you should have no trouble with mad claims on this bia. If you're solo theres a spot in the middle where a goblin walks around that you can post up at and see both A and B spots. If you have competition hold down one spot, or hope he doesnt know PH spawn time and try to grab it while he's not paying attention. IDK what else to say.. just keep in mind that it's all an equation and you just need to isolate variable to figure it out i guess, lol. I did this as PLD73 with /WAR /BLM or /THF sub (/thf nice b/c mug has 15 min recast, so mug PH 1/2 way through fight, and there's your spawn timer). Hope you have more luck on SAM pants than me.
# Oct 18 2005 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
Just camped this guy for alittle over 5 hours >.<
spent the whole time killing the Place holders.
Got the claim was the only one there (well me and 2 ls friend, thanks again guys)
got the Shinimusha Haidate and now am 1 very happy samurai ^^ now to get to level 50 so i can use em
worth about 700-800k now on Seraph not that im selling em

Edited, Tue Oct 18 19:30:00 2005
Awesome NM
# Oct 16 2005 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
Easy stuff. Camped for about an hour, Strongman spawned in J-11. Fun fight, used about.. 20-30 Bloody Bolts, about 5 minutes fighting. No problem. Got both pants to drop, too.

Strangely enough, he didn't use a 2hour...
# Sep 23 2005 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
the haidate are 1-1.2mil on ifrit last time i checked...maybe last week
RE: $$$
# Oct 01 2005 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
Beat this chump today as 63sam/war...I only was in this room for around 45 mins..i killed a few bondmen and then wouldnt ya know he spawned! It was a pretty easy fight, he took some health off me, but in the end i was victorious!! Oh and i never have good luck w/ NMs, but he dropped both pants..The Haidate sale for 800k on Alexander..Good luck!!
Stealing candy
# Aug 30 2005 at 8:15 PM Rating: Default
My mnk is getting close to 50 so i decided to try and hunt for what gear i could. A friend told me thise was good at 50 so i went to trry it out and to my surprise there was no 1 was there. On his fourth pop he finally drops both pants and i was able to do the quest for jaeger mantle also so it was a good day like taking candy from a gob.
# Aug 08 2005 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
Could anyone tell me the PH on this NM? i'm currently lvl 65 SAM/WAR and i thought these would go nicely with the lvl 50 rare/ex body.... i forgot the name but i thought this and that would go nicely going to do mission 5-1 >.>
Doesn't seem to be PH.
# Jul 27 2005 at 7:02 AM Rating: Default
Popped next to a Bondman at I-11, I hadn't been killing any bugbears, and I'm fairly sure no one else had either as the other 2 guarding Newton were up as well.
# Jul 21 2005 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
Soloed him as 65 rdm/nin was easy but battle took awhile
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