Vana'diel Bestiary: Bonnacon  

Found in:Uleguerand Range
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Ice
  • Weak against Water
Updated: Sat Sep 6 02:05:40 2008

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General Information

Bonnacon's Spawn Location
Bonnacon's Spawn Location

  • Bonnacon's melee attacks have an additional Stun effect that cannot be dispelled.

Bonnacon Special Attacks

  • Lowing: AoE Plague effect.

  • Rabid Dance: Self target Evasion boost (effect can be dispelled).

  • Rampant Gnaw: Single target physical damage with an additional Paralysis effect.

  • Big Horn: Single target physical damage.

  • Snort: Frontal cone AoE Wind based magic damage with an additional Knockback effect.

Historical Information

In medieval legend, the Bonnacon was a giant bison-like creature with curled horns that served no purpose for the sake of fighting. However, it was capable of expelling noxious vapors from its behind, as well as being able to expel a stream of dung a great distance. The vapors were able to cover a few acres and, like the dung, scorched anything that came in contact with them.

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experiences sam75/thf37
# Jun 30 2009 at 7:40 AM Rating: Good
444 posts
...with gear listed in profile, level 70 Soothing Healer NPC buddy and 240TP built up before engaging and all timers at 0:00. Food used was a Couerl Sub. Was farming for hides for about an hour and fifteen minutes before he popped, with no competing farmers - or anyone else in the zone, for that matter.

The fight was a bit scary in the beginning with Third Eye dropping after the first anticipation (>.>) and the NM scoring two consecutive crits with added effect: stun. After Stun wore, I Blade Bashed (to get TE back up without issue), used Sekkanoki, and used Yuki-> Gekko (Frag)-> 2-hour-> Kasha (Light) -> Yuki -> Gekko -> Kasha and the fight was over. Didn't drop into the yellow, although my NPC did use a Cure III on me at the beginning.

*shrug* sure, I two-houred (with 5/5 Overwhelm) but I was expecting a bit more out of the NM with /thf. Drops were Buffalo Hide and Meat (last quarter moon), woo for TH1!

Edited, Jun 30th 2009 11:42am by Beltenebros
thf solo
# Apr 04 2009 at 8:28 AM Rating: Decent
2,228 posts
Fought this douche last night because Tred Scythe refuses to show up on our AH...

Killed all the Buffalo's for about an hour or two and the NM popped right near the top of the ramp. Pulled him away from his friends and proceeded to stab him in the face for about 10min. He has terrible acc so my alt character's poorly equiped THF/NIN had little issues. He did have the occasional moment where he would get my shadows down and hit for a solid 120 damage but i got shadows back up easily and cured myself with bloody bolts and the milk that dropped from the PH's. Easy to evasion tank just takes awhile to kill him with pretty sub-par gear. No drop though ;_;
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Pop conditions
# Dec 23 2007 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
67 posts
I believe it's a lottery pop with one placeholder Buffalo on a 1 hour timer. The Buffalo should be one of the Buffalo in the central area near the ramp. I think it has only one PH, but I've never gone there with WS, so I can't really specify. Anyway, in my experience, it has always appeared in the central area near the ramp; never at the farthest areas the other Buffalo can pop.

EDIT: Lottery means it has a chance to pop in place of it's Placeholder every time it's PH spawns. The 1 hour timer means it won't pop until at least 1 hour after the last time it died. I don't know what timer the regular Buffalo are on, but I think it's 5 minutes. I haven't really been checking that closely, though, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was 15 minutes. Usually those pop times are in dungeons, though.

Edited, Dec 23rd 2007 4:22pm by Amaroqwlf
Bonnacon </shakes fist>
# Nov 05 2007 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
This Nm has a real ****** drop rate and realy shouldnt be taken lightly.
I decided to farm buffalo meat one day and ran into him as DRK/THF.
lucky to say i beat him with barly 100+ hp left.
It wasnt easy and i ran 2 the tunnels down the ramp to fight him.
the reason being, to aspir worms from a far range and running from their casting.
Dread spikes is a real savior here and i had to Blood weapon alittle less than half way thru the fight.
Stun~ Flee, aspir +Dark seal- worm run back watching carefully for stupid tigers...
If anyone wants to solo this thing come prepared his Add effect stuff can be a pain in the ***, but as for two handed weapons. Platinum Grip can give u the same edge.
O yea and he has ****** accuracy too lol. Absorb Vit, Agl /thf and abyss body so i dint suffer -10 evasion from hauby.
I switched to Abyss body for the fight and used hauberk wile dread spikes was up with last resort, absorb -Str, to dish out good damage wile he hit/healed me at his best.
If i ever take him again, im going as /sam with my npc healer and really kick his ***.
all that and just one lousy buffalo hide...
(/hurray leather crafters)
I hate you Bonnacon...
# Jul 13 2007 at 3:03 AM Rating: Decent
Ok...So I fought this bad boy as 75DRG/RDM for kicks got owned. Needs to be blink tanked. Then I came back as 75DRK/NIN to take him on. He pops, call out my NPC and take him on. Stuff goes bad he paras me and NPC is retarded and cant cure/paralyna me. So things go wrong I get this bad boy to 50% HP and he owns me. No, this a'int happening. I RR heal up, get ready and fight him again. Spamming Dread Spikes, Drains, Utsu and all. He gets to about 10% and I've got around 60MP left. Aspir, Drain, And 2hr. Get him to around 1%HP...I'm at 150HP Mind you...Run out of Utsu tools ; ; The goddess was on my side and I used toolbag, spam Ni and its back up intime. Slam into him w/ one last Rampage and BAM! 50XP No drop :/ Hope you all have better luck.


Oh yeah...Survived w/ 8HP 9MP ; ;

Edited, Jul 13th 2007 5:05am by reikaiden
Killed by Summoners
# May 05 2007 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
I got a newbie question. You can slap me later. How would you kill this notorious monster as a level 75 summoner? Which Blood Pact(s) would you use?
Killed by Summoners
# May 25 2007 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
2,169 posts
Just Carby it to death. Summon>>Attack, then run far enough away to where you can't see Carby's life anymore, wait for him to die, then resummon. Once you get good at dodging aggro (Unless someone else is up there clearing aggro stuff for you), then you can mix it up with Carby and other avatars. Yag juice is needed if your going to solo and try to use other avatars. Be warned, Carby does not hold hate well with Con, so if you pull aggro, your only hope is that you won't die and Carby can get hate back.
Killed by Summoners
# Oct 27 2007 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
Soloed as 75 Whm/ 37 Sum. Used Leviathan's Water2, till he was gone then resummoned him. Battle took about 10min, and had to heal self abit ( hey for a WHM I get into the mix more than once or twice ). Only dropped ICE Crystal ( hoping for Clogs ). Oh well good luck.
Good Camping
# Apr 15 2007 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
2,169 posts
Summoners own Bonnacon. Just don't get too much hate or the stun effects and heavy hits will put you in the ground.
# Jan 04 2007 at 6:29 AM Rating: Decent

PLD75/NIN37 with Fierce Attacker NPC65... no drop........... >.<

ugly ugly ugly big bull

(got 35 limit points)
What a dork!!
# Jan 01 2007 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
I just claimed for the second time today. The first time..I was all alone and he popped 15 minutes after killing PH's. I got Cure clogs and Buffalo Hide.
Second time...a jp Ninja had shown up and was doing nothing while I was killing the buffalo. Anyway..I go on the south side of the ramp and pulled a buffalo when I see a buffalo spawn on top of the hill. So, I switched targets and target the one that just spawned and you guessed it, it was Bonnacon! So, with the other buffalo on me still, I pulled Bonnacon. Brought him down to the ramp and proceeded to kick his A*S as a THF75/NIN37. Well, I didn't have all my evasion gear on and so my shadows would go down a little quicker than the timer was up..So, all in all, the second time I fought him...sleep bolts, and bloody bolts saved me! I didn't even worry about the other buffalo till I was done with Bonnacon! Just got a piece of buffalo meat the 2nd time! And did take some minor damage due to damn Utsu timers. And I just came here to farm hides!! w00tah!!
# Nov 29 2006 at 10:14 PM Rating: Decent
Me(75nin) and GF (75brd) farming/exp/npc level it popped after... 20min.

Fight, I didnt take any DMN but 1 snort.


Cool NM! NPC leveling friendly... no AoE!!
I got cure clogs nanny nanner nanny! =P
Dont forget Supplies
# Jun 14 2006 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
Had camped this guy the night before 75 thf/nin and lgged out after claim. I had forgot to bring sleep and had 5 bloody bolts but was able to take him out fairly easily with my npc helper.

Well I log on and am getting ready to leave and i see him right in front of the ramp so knowing i dont have anything more than a few bloody bolts wonder if i should try him. I claim and run down the ramp. Ichi -> Ichi tanking him. And using Ni for emergencys. No joke that's for sure I ended up saving tp for shadowstitch when neither timers were up.

The other campers try to mpk me with snolls after Bocannon got a few lucky hits and I told them i would call a gm. Well the fight like this takes forever and the gm shows while their still doing it. I got a few nasty tells about calling a gm and that i broke some courtesy camping rule and never heard from the guy again.

No drop, but hopefully this guy learned not to mpk people just cause he wasn't paying attention
Dont forget Supplies
# Aug 20 2006 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
courtesy camping rule o.O wtf!?

Umm...hey Mr. Gilseller, you killed Simurgh the last 10 days in a row, I only think its fair that you let us try to kill it first this time.

You think it will work?! >.> That person just sorry they weren't paying attention lol
bananna man
# May 18 2006 at 6:58 AM Rating: Decent
95 posts
A friend (75Rdm/15Thf) and I (75Whm/37Nin) took this guy on about a week ago. WE took him down with a bit of trouble. I tanked and he healed me. His additional effect stun sucked. he also seemed to take away my buffs. That really sucked. We had to Sleep2 him twice and rest for MP. He slept eeasy and all I really had to do was SS and Ni. (Ichi wouldn't even get off) But all that fun was in vain, no drop. Nothing. But I got the Screenshot and a cool title (The Hornspiltter).
bananna man
# Jul 04 2006 at 3:14 AM Rating: Default
I got the title Hornsplitter when I killed Bloodtear Baldurf in La Theine...I think, it's been a few months since that happened.
RE: bananna man
# Jun 01 2006 at 5:24 PM Rating: Default
89 posts
This NM doesn't give title "The Hornsplitter" it doesn't give a title at all >_>;
Cure Clogs
# May 06 2006 at 8:07 PM Rating: Default
Finished my map quest and was just exploring, ran into this guy. Trioed with 74whm/nin (me) 75war/nin and 68sam/thf. Not too hard, watch out for stray buffalo aggro and his stun additional effect can be a pain. Got Buffalo Hide and Cure Clogs to drop. 1/1!

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-edit: additional effect, not latent-

Edited, Sat May 6 21:08:42 2006
Give it up fatty
# Apr 11 2006 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
0/3 on clogs
Takes my 74blm awhile to solo, but can do it. Me and a 69rdm owned it.
Beginning to hate this mob
# Feb 08 2006 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
2,689 posts
0/10 so far... on clogs
3/10 Tredicim scythe
1/10 on hide

Not seen horn at all. Lots of ice crystals :D.

Take a THF and pray they don't DC in the middle of you fighting him (/sigh)
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# Dec 29 2005 at 11:56 AM Rating: Default
(RDM/NIN) 1/14 on this hoe
he's sleepable so if ur in any trouble, it should be no problem, just don't DoT it if ur gna sleep it.

BST's usually exping around this area.

Buffalo's are FAT! and their DEF is sic.
it takes for ever for us poor RDM's;;;
(even w/ joyeuse,martial anelace)

1st kill ever:
Cure Clogs
900-1400K around that time (pandemonium)

2nd kill:
Tredecim Scythe
dropped to around 20-100k when this dropped.

Plaque f*cking sux ***!
not as bad as rampant gnaw though

Edited, Thu Dec 29 12:02:01 2005
Easy solo
# Sep 12 2005 at 9:18 PM Rating: Good
I choose to exp solo off of snolls and buffalo in the area that he spawns. I just dinged 62 bst, but soloed him 3 times during level 61. The fights were long and took a lot of pets, but once i got the hang of it (and people stopped killing my pets) it became pretty easy. I probably got a good 30k exp lvling in this area, also got 3 buffalo hides (worth 110k on my server) and killed this NM 3 times. No scythe or boots drop so far but I'm still there lvling and waiting for him to pop, so hopefully I get drop soon =P. Bst pride!!

# Sep 07 2005 at 1:38 AM Rating: Default
in response to vithrulas,
bonnacon is approximately a 2-8 hour spawn, much like megalobugard, but if you're killing buffalos non-stop, pretty much the latest he can pop is 4.5 hours (at least that's what i've seen).

anyway i'm 1/5 on this ****** :P. 1st kill i got a buffalo hide, 2nd kill an ice crystal, nothing on the 3rd and 4th ;; and clogs on the 5th ^_^

never seen the scythe drop @_@ but since it's literally half the price of hides idc about it that much :P
RE: 1/5
# Jun 06 2006 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
83 posts
Megalobugard is an hour repop, every time. i've been camping it regularly and he's not been over an hour since. going after this NM today hopefully. we'll see how it goes. :)

Edited, Tue Jun 6 09:39:10 2006
pop times post-update?
# Aug 21 2005 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
Just curious, has anyone else had difficulties getting Bonnacon to pop after the recent updates?

Before the updates, he'd usually spawn within a few kills after 2 hours of placeholder cleaning.

But lately, I've been on 3 hour killing sprees and giving up after still no NM spawn.

Granted it's a lottery pop, and maybe it's just really crappy luck on my part. But still, I'm wondering if anyone has had similar problems getting him to spawn.
# Jul 09 2005 at 12:51 AM Rating: Good
82 posts
im 2/4 on clogs, didnt know he dropped the scythe. is the scythe anygood tho? Hes pretty easy soloable as 74rdm/nin. only had TH1 for 3 of the fights, umm and one drop was just me and a blm
RE: easy
# Jul 11 2005 at 3:59 PM Rating: Default
No, it isn't very good in comparison to others. ^^; A scythe one level below it has same delay but higher damage, and also drains HP.
RE: easy
# Aug 07 2005 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
39 posts
that scythe has a hidden effect of supposedly critical attacks every 13th attack(not counting WS) Tredecim is 13 in latin, i heard. Somone tested it out and found out it is most likely true or just by luck.
# Jun 24 2005 at 10:25 AM Rating: Excellent

Weapon Skills
Rabid Dance- Evasion boost on self.
Lowing- Plauge to nearby enemies.
Snort- Frontal Cone Wind Damage + Knockback
Big Horn- Single target Melee Attack
Rampant Gnaw- Single target Melee Attack.

Aggros to sight, does not link.
*During snowstorms sight range is decreased.
RE: Information
# Mar 21 2006 at 7:35 PM Rating: Default
From what i remember the couple times i added his total HP's up after battle it came out to around 12K. Possibly a slight range in its lvl. Cure Clogs seem to be about 1/10 drop rate. This monster can be a BLM campers best friend, seeing as his defense is so high and with a moderate amount of hit points, most solo campers tend to avoid him from what I have seen. I am on the siren server and at most there will be 2-3 BLM's up top camping with me. The ramp is a great safe spot to rest MP and sleep will stick everytime on this guy. Make sure to have stoneskin blink and phalanx (if you are /rdm) up seeing as if he gets a couple hits off you can still resleep without casting issues. He tends to hit fairly hard, accurate and fast. When ive entered the battle pre-buffs he gotten me down to almost dead before i could get sleep off. As a Taru at 75 my HP lay around 750. Spawn time is @ 2 hours but ive seen go as long as 5-6H and as little as 1:45H. Hope this info helps.

# Jun 20 2005 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
424 posts
I now officially hate this NM 0/3 nothing but ice crystals
# May 11 2005 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
Never gotten scythe..
Last 6 kills got Ice Crystals </psych>

Edit* 0/33 lol

Edited, Sat Jun 17 14:54:02 2006
# May 05 2005 at 3:18 PM Rating: Good
39 posts
This was an extremely fun fight. I was browsing alla, bored out of my mind and I read about this guy. I've never been to the Range so it took awhile to find it. When I got to this guys spawn spot he was already up. I had just been aggroed earlier so I was down 200 hp from full. I decided why not fight him as is. Put on my Shinobi Gi and went at him. I really had no idea if I'd win or not I just wanted to fight =p.

He did snort 3 or 4 times and it hit for about 1XX damage. Wasn't to bad when I got him past 50% he started spamming his evasion boot move and at 10% he finally got in a hit that stunned me. It was a really fun fight and I ended with 141 hp lol.

Hide and Meat. @74 I got 61 exp.
# Apr 17 2005 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
Kujatas price of these has gone to 2.5mil in about 4weeks
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