Vana'diel Bestiary: Zi'Ghi Boneeater  

Found in:Palborough Mines
Level:15 - 16
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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General Information

  • NM is a lottery spawn from the Veteran Quadav at H-7/H-8 on the third floor.
  • Uses invincible and banish.


A famous Quadav hero. Nothing gives him more pleasure than to smash the bones of his fallen enemies and suck out the marrow.

Some/all of the information in this article has been culled from various FFXI guides, and translated by Elmer the Pointy.

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# Jul 23 2013 at 1:04 AM Rating: Default
Just starting playing again for nostalgia purposes while I wait for FFXIV to start and I came across a guy actually camping this NM lol. Its the year 2013 and someone is still camping for hours on end. amazing.
Easy Drop
# May 27 2007 at 4:13 AM Rating: Decent
I'm reading through all these posts, and I guess I'm a little surprised. Others on my LS have said they have as much trouble with the drop as most of you do.

I'm 3/3 on Braveheart. And that's with my 30war/15rng. My first two went for 28k a pop in Jeuno. This last one goes to a friend who is lvling DRK. 1 hour spawn time seems about right though.
too week
# Mar 04 2007 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
he keeps hiting me for 0DMG XD
I wouldn't mind this Sword :P
# Feb 04 2007 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
Zi'Ghi Boneeater 8/8

Coarse Gauntlets only...

He seems to be a 2+ HR wait for the first kill... like PH has been there to long or something.. but after that, I can set my watch to 1HR for spawn.

Edited, Feb 4th 2007 4:18pm by gennji
# Jan 27 2007 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
2hrs between my spawn times
# Dec 15 2006 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Ok, currently ? for 4. ?? because ive 'killed' him 4 times but one time FFXI Server timed out and when i relog hes dead but inventory was full so no Braveheart. I just killed him again so 4/4 on gauntlets and i noticed that if you stand by the gate, facing the pile of whatever the light in the hallway to the left turns on alot brighter just before he spawns, i think thats helpful. good Luck!
# Nov 13 2006 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
I decided to try my luck on this jerk, as the yag NM Mjuu Hoo in Castle Oz wouldn't give up a Demonsword! 0/12. 6 pops later this beauty slips from his crustly fat fingers! While I was waiting for him to respawn, I'd check on Crimsonarmour, but never saw him. But on the plus side, killed a few scimitar/mine scorpions & got 3 Planteaters: lv14 Drk/War/Pld Scythe. Perfect for skill up between Great Sword & Scythe ^^
# Nov 03 2006 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
Lvl 17 SAM/BRD with NPC beat him and got Course Gauntlets ><. Didn't have my 2hr up so couldn't use it. Was an easier fight then I thought it would be lol. My NPC was on DD mode, not mage or tank. We tanked about half the fight each.
# Nov 12 2006 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
260 posts
1/1 coarse gauntlets on him. Just gave up an hour ago, because he only spawned once in 4 hours. And we killed EVERYTHING in the area, but no spawn.
# Aug 06 2006 at 5:18 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Never seem to run into these NMs, but I wanted to add: There's no need to deathwarp to bastok, just take the boat to Zeruhn Mines.
# Jul 30 2006 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
I camped him for about 4 days a while back...... I must have fought him a good 15 times, and not once did I get the Braveheart Greatsword.....

And he usually pops about once every hour, but at one point he went 6 hours without spawning......?
Easy way to kill
# Jul 19 2006 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
61 posts
A easy way to pop him and kill him is to go as a high level BLM or have a AoE WS. First thing you do is voke/aga a quadav through the gate. About 2-3 mins later 10-20 quads will come up and bum rush you.

WHen you're sure they're all by you, kill them with a aga. Even without TH you usually find some good stuff (fetich pieces, shields, scrolls, etc)

Repeat that until he pops. Then nab him through the gate with a powerful spell or just pull him.

I'm 1/3 on him.
Easy way to kill
# Mar 04 2007 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
hehe yea i range att a quadav trough the gate and i forgot all about it . 1 min later 20 poped out of nowhere and started beating on me i had to use my 2hour as WAR lvl 30 and sub PAL , and used some food
made it with less than 100 HP

at first i tough someone linked them on me O.o
but now i know if i had died it was my fault
Easy way to kill
# Mar 05 2007 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
erm, he said with a mage lmao, blm beats war in farming big time, while i was helpin a friend get kazham keys there i linked like 20 quadav in a row and -ga-ed em till they died, usually took only one hit but sometimes took more
Major close call...... LOL
# Jul 09 2006 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Well I was mining and getting my last fetich piece with my WAR32 in Palborough. I got the piece, got some zinc and iron ore, decided it was time to death warp back to Basty.. So I linked like 10-11 quads and took off all my armor... I'm runnin' around and I see like three more quads in a room, I go running in there, and lo and behold, there's the Boneater, my first NM that I have ever witnessed!! So I'm like "OH ****!!" I throw on my armor, the game is lagging like crazy cuz there's like 10 quads and three beetles wailing on me, I target the Boneater, turn on Mighty Strikes and Dodge, and I'm down to like 20% life..... I thought I had no chance!! I beat his *** down with like 20 HP left, and he dropped the gauntlets but for some reason I wasn't picking them up, I thought there was no way my inv was full... so I cast a lot to hurry up the process, I figured lag was keeping me from getting them, and I wasn't sure if I could get them after I croaked...... Game said my inv was full, so I look at my HP and there's like 8 HP left, I hurry up and go to my inv, ditch some worthless piece of copper ore, and with like 2 HP left, I got the gauntlets....... LOL craziest **** I've ever been through during my two months of playing this game.... It was fun, even though the gauntlets are absolute ***** unless yer a drk.....
Spawn Time?
# Jun 25 2006 at 4:47 AM Rating: Decent
After the update early last week I went to go camp him while raising my SMN magic (40 SMN). I'd camped him three times before (0/3 on Braveheart), and he'd popped between 45 minutes and 90 minutes from my arrival.

This time I was there for a good two hours before a BLM showed up and camped for an hour with me. Still no sign of the NM. I finally gave up after moving my SMN magic up 4 levels and waiting over 3 hours for the spawn.

Anyone know if the time on this spawn was changed after the recent update? I'll head back sometime next week to try again, but I'd be disappointed if the spawn time is now more than 90 minutes or so. This guy is rarely camped on Fenrir and I'd like the Braveheart for my low level WAR.
waiting Braveheart....
# May 25 2006 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
I killed this Quadav 5 times, and he drop me 5/5 Coarse Gauntlets (0/5 Braveheart), and i need Braveheart for DRK, but this NM only drops to me Coarse Gauntlets, and that it's annoying :(
got him
# May 17 2006 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
i was looking for some quaduvs to pick on with wide scan, (i was going as war/rng because i felt i was neglecting war) saw him on the list did a check here went after him and killed him and two onyx quaduvs that were trying to guard him as well, i got the coarse gauntlets so im one 1/1 coarse guantlets and 0/0 on brave heart ill be looking for him whenever im nearby now^^
what's the deal?
# Mar 18 2006 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
It took around 4 hours to get him to spawn once. Now i can't seem to get him to spawn again. I keep reading he's on an hour spawn.. so do i need to clear every veteran on the floor or what?
Tid bit on him.
# Mar 06 2006 at 1:46 AM Rating: Decent
60 posts
Just killed him on Seraph server, approximately 3:17 P.M. EST. I was helping a Linkshell member get his final Kazham Airship pass key and got there alittle before he did, went on an NM check throughout Palbourough. Crimson wasn't up, nor Headhunter, or Boneeater. He zoned in, we got him his Key in about three quadav. I went back to Boneater spanw room and waited for respawn, and he popped. There wasn't a soul camping this guy, easy claim, easy kill, Braveheart drop. The Braveheart is a decent drop, especially for Dunes level Darks. If you're planning on leveling Dark past 15, you should definately camp this NM. Short respawn time, he spawned again just over an hour later, and another Braveheart. Overall its time well spent, getting the sword for yourself, farming in between spawntimes, and being an easy kill, no challenge at all for a 30+ job^ ^
Simple fight, Dodgy spawn
# Feb 26 2006 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
hey, Im confused here =/
I'm camping this guy for my WAR friend (yeah, war + Greatsword = go figure) and Im not sure about the spawn time...

Is it sometime between 1-3 hours? or just one?

EDIT: Just caught him ...seems to be 1hour spawn
Course gauntlets 1/3
Braveheart 2/3

Edited, Sun Feb 26 09:21:19 2006
An Unexpected Fight
# Feb 25 2006 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
806 posts
Was tooling around Palborough as Morea, half searching for key half levelling solo (beta server=horrid parties, so soloing is the best option). Was on the other side of the gate when he popped. I had 1/2 HP from a 4 Quadov link, so I knew I wasn't ready quite yet. I go to rest and he casts Banish on me. Son of a... Fine. Voked him through the gate and watched him barrel off down the corridor.

Two thoughts came to mind: 1. The path around to my side is a long one, and chances are he's not that dumb to give chase all the way around; and 2. I've seen some spells/Provoke stick claim on an enemy for a long period of time before, but there's no way it'll stay with him wandering by dozens of adventurers who would never let a free shot at an NM pass them by.

Low and behold to my amazement, here he comes around the corner with his name still orange. Word. Best part too is he was bringing a train of Quadov that everyone pulled away from him in attempts to try and claim this NM that, unknown to them, was on a high speed chase to kill me. So the train of Quadov became a train of "anon" PCs trying to claim him. Sorry kids, this guy's mine. Few minutes later, he's dead. Made an emote "Morea raises the Braveheart high above her head in victory", which was met with mixed praise and negativity.

I'll tell you, though, NM claiming on Hydra is horrible. Granted most NMs are rarely camped, should you get one in a crowded area (like in this case), people wont just stand around you to see if you'll die, some will actually stand nose to nose with me for no reason.

Can't wait til the beta ends and the rooks are isolated there forever while I'm enjoying my time on Alexander. Sorry for the rant. Long story short, anyone want a Braveheart? =)
Bad luck for me...
# Feb 11 2006 at 3:40 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
Looks like everyone is getting Braveheart within 2 or 3 kills... I'm currently 0/14. This sucks.

EDIT: 0/21 now...

Edited, Sat Feb 18 01:50:16 2006
# Jan 22 2006 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
I saw that he dropped so i got my thf and newly aquired rng and headed out (30/1) and I camped him and he poped pretty easily within 20 mins of being there, I did kill everything in the area. Got the braveheart and left,I am tryin to get to sell the braveheart this time, 150k odin server, but he wont drop the dang thing. Bad luck as a thf I geuss. 1/3 so far, and the pop is roughly an hour as from what I can tell.

Edited, Sun Jan 22 21:06:43 2006
Hows he pop?
# Jan 01 2006 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
Is this guy lottery or timed pop or what? I'm 0/3 on Braveheart...3/3 on Coarse Gauntlets. >.<

Edit: 0/4 on Braveheart, 4/4 Coarse Gauntlets...

Edited, Sun Jan 1 16:25:18 2006
# Dec 09 2005 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
I took this guy down a couple of days ago as BLM30/THF15. He was no match for me. Got the sword too so now I'm 1/1 on him. Nice weapon, planning on using it to lvl DRK and PLD.
# Oct 13 2005 at 1:15 PM Rating: Default
# Oct 13 2005 at 1:17 PM Rating: Default
sorry i wrote only lol on the other post...
I just want to say i went in Mines to talk to Zeid for DRK quest i saw the NM killed it got drop Braveheart...
It was good lol my first NM!!!
this is pathetic
# Sep 04 2005 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
362 posts
18 times!!! 18 times i've killed this guy and no sword!!! Did i mention the time it took 2 hours to spawn? And i did it again..and got coarse gauntlets...OMG 19 times!!! Someone shoot me.
RE: this is pathetic
# Feb 17 2006 at 4:56 AM Rating: Decent
362 posts
0/26 now..i am such a sucker for bad guys.
RE: this is pathetic
# Oct 25 2005 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
lol, i saw this guy... killed him, just cuz... and got braveheart, little did i know it sells for 100k on lakshmi, yay :) 1/1 XD
RE: this is pathetic
# Oct 01 2005 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
lol 18 times. Try 0/26.
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