Vana'diel Bestiary: Leshy  

Found in:Lufaise Meadows
Level:52 - 54
  • Not Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Darkness
  • Weak against Fire
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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More commonly spelled Leshii or Leszi, in Slavic folklore, it was a group of woodland spirits that would protect forests and the animals that dwelled therein. They were said to be able to take the form of any plant or animal, as well as human form. When in human form, they resembled peasants, only they had glowing eyes and backwards shoes. Some tales depicted them as a giant, talking mushroom. They appear as tall men sometimes covered in black hair with hooves and horns in tales after the arrival of Christianity. Anyone who befriended a Leshy would be taught magic. Farmers and shepherds frequently made pacts with the Leshy to protect their crops and herd. They were slightly mischievous in their ends to protect the woods, such as hiding any woodchopper's axe they came across. Leshy would die in October with the Autumn and revive in April with the Spring. Leshonki (more commonly spelled Leshonky) are the children of Leshy and Leshachikha are the wives of the Leshy.

Respawn: 5 min.

Links with Leshachika

If left alive the NM's "Colorful Leshy" or "Defoliate Leshy" may spawn. This may take up to 24 hours to occur.


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Please don't kill these
# Mar 13 2009 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
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There is an NM here that only pops if the placeholder Leshy is left up. These drop nothing that cannot be gained from other treants. The NM is Colorful Leshy and drops Harvest Earing. If left up long enough (assumed 24 hrs) it will change to Defoliate Leshy, which in addition to having a higher drop rate can also drop a Heims Earing (the same one you can get from assault).

Colorful Leshy can take up to 24hrs to pop (has been seen sooner), but if the placeholder is disturbed in any way the timer will reset. You cannot damage or even agro it, it WILL reset the pop timer.

Edited, Mar 17th 2009 3:44pm by thatdamnelf

location and respawn
# Apr 12 2006 at 11:23 PM Rating: Excellent
The 8 of these mobs are in the G-6 pos of Lufaise Meadows. They have a 5 minute respawn.

The saplings in the area link to them via sound.

A Lightning elemental also spawns there during weather.

There are multiple logging points in the area

Dryad Root is the most common drop, followed by Mistletoe and Puffballs, and the rest are pretty rare (haven't gotten anything else, though haven't killed more then 30 of them).
Indeed do drop Petrified Log
# Mar 03 2006 at 8:15 PM Rating: Default
3/3/2006... They do indeed Drop Petrified lumber...though its exceedingly rare from what my LSmates tell me. i myself just got it within 5 kills. Although that was with /thf. i have since killed 30+ and the drop rate for all of their items is dismal. So, if you are interested in farming them, and are curious about the petrified logs, that do have them...They are just stingy about letting you have them.
No petrified logs
# Dec 29 2005 at 1:18 PM Rating: Default
472 posts
I posted this under petrified logs also, but Leshy do not drop petrified logs, and this is from my own experience.
RE: No petrified logs
# Apr 12 2006 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
Just because you didn't get a drop, doesn't mean it doesn't drop.
# Dec 08 2005 at 12:49 AM Rating: Excellent
48 posts
In case you care:
"Derived from 'les', which means 'the forest'. The Slavs lived in forested areas and it is obvious that they would a spirit of the forest. Leshy had the shape of a human being with long hair, as a priest. His blood was blue, this gave his cheeks the blue appearance that it had. He had fiery green pop out eyes and bushy, grass-like eyebrows. His beard was long and green. Some legends described him as having a red scarf and having his left shoe on his right foot. Leshy had no shadow. In the center of the forest he was gigantic, but on the edges he turned into a tiny dwarf-like character able to hide under a leaf.

He was very possessive of his property of barely left his kingdom. Leshy enjoyed leading peasants and hunters entering the forest onto the wrong path and eventually returning them to the spot they started. Leshy wasn't totally wicked and mostly let the poor mislead people go. There was a secret to escaping him. One had to sit under a tree, undress, and put your clothes back on backwards. You also had to put you left shoe on your right foot. Leshy respected people who did this and let them go.

A certain legend says that Leshy was the son of a demon and a human woman. Another believes him to have a family. He had a wife called Leshachikha, and children, the Leshanki. Leshy and his family lived together in the forest performing their mischievous deeds together."

More Slavic mythology, for her pleasure.
# Sep 24 2005 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Easy Prey to me at lvl 71
# Aug 24 2005 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Dc-Even to me at lvl 53,, these would be lvl 51-53
# May 08 2005 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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soloed it at 60 nin pretty easy fight haven't take any hit and no need to cast Ichi when u blind them with kuryami, really easy fight :P
# Apr 23 2005 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
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These will link with the smaller Leshachikhas. I was fighting one and little Leshachikha decided to defend his big brother Leshy.

Not sure if they will link with other Leshy's as it was far away when I pulled it.
RE: linking
# Sep 24 2005 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Leshy's do NOT link. However.. the small little saplings DO. On the plus side, they are weaker then the Leshy's.. But it's still annoying when you're fighting an "easy prey" and a "too weak" decides it wants to play as well...
# Mar 04 2005 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
i farm there now, logging and killing these at same time. So far i only got rosewood log from these...and mistletoe and dryad drop common.
Where is the logs?
# Mar 02 2005 at 2:29 AM Rating: Decent
110 posts
i killed abt 15 of thm... ataking HUGE break between each... none dropped Logs..only Mistletoe,Puffball and 14 exp.. :/ (68 DRK)
# Jan 26 2005 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
311 posts
Just sent in a correction for the additional drops that were listed in the below posts
# Jan 18 2005 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
173 posts
I can solo these as a 63 Pal :0)
RE: cool
# Jun 03 2005 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Just solo'd my first Leshy as 59 SMN. Used shiva and got off 2 double-slaps before shiva was low on health. Ran back a bit so I could resummon and she died a short time later. Resummoned and finished leshy soon after.
RE: cool
# Jan 28 2005 at 2:55 AM Rating: Decent
6,424 posts
I could solo these as a 58 RDM, if only I could get prom mea done >_<
# Dec 13 2004 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
67 posts
To give you a better idea on the level, a Mithra Lv 59 RNG/NIN cannot solo these even though they rate Easy Prey w/ Low Evasion. I found that out the hard way. Utsusemi, Shadowbind, Barrage, Eagle Eye Shot, and Sidewinder 2x wasn't enough... it killed me >_< /fume
# Nov 17 2004 at 11:59 PM Rating: Good
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too weak/easy prey to a lvl 70
hit me for 70-90 as a drk taru

also dropped a Puffball ...

edit: pops at G-6 with Leshachikha and elementals

Edited, Wed Nov 24 05:19:06 2004
# Nov 17 2004 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
972 posts
When I fought these, Leshachikha's would commonly link. I was kind of surprised at first, but I guess Sapling and Treants are int the same "family".
RE: Link
# Jan 28 2005 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Saplings are baby treants. They tend to link to treants in Jugner as well :)
more drops
# Oct 16 2004 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Drops Mistletoe and Dryad Root as well, as is common from Treants...
# Oct 05 2004 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I got a Petrified log drop as well.
# Oct 04 2004 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Also Drops Ebony Log
and mahogany log
# Dec 15 2007 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
I can confirm the Rosewood lumber drop
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