Vana'diel Bestiary: Blackbeard  

Found in:Ship from Mhaura to Selbina
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Ice
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

Blackbeard Picture

Casts these spells on us: Stun, Aspir, Flood, Burst, Thundaga II, Water III, Ice Spikes, Sleep II and Sleepga II. He cast the Sleep spells very often. He also has the regular Skeleton Specials, Blood Saber and Black Cloud.

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quickest way to get these clubs!
# Apr 14 2009 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
Here you go. heres all the tips and tricks i've learned from camping:
1. when zoning if you can only see the text box on a black background, it means there will be an attack!
2. theres two ships between Mhaura and Selbina, EACH SHIP CAN ONLY SPAWN A CERTAIN NM***(i learned this from about 30 runs, trying out teleporting to get on certain routes more quickly) so if your on one ship and you kill Silver Hook and get your seawolf cudgel, at the next stop you'll have to get off and wait for the next boat in order to get Blackbeard to spawn.

-----These tips and techniques do work, 2 days of camping 6 attacks 2 drops.----
quickest way to get these clubs!
# Jun 07 2009 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
277 posts
Boo-Boo. . .phail. . . .

it was correct until the phrase about the ships. While there ARE 2 ships crossing the sea, they are not differentiated. Aka no ship #1 and ship#2 but rather ship bound for Mhaura and ship bound for Selbina. It doesn't matter wether u take the "same boat" back or next or the 1 in 20hrs.

A good proof might be Sea Horror, I have seen him multiple times popping on a boat, getting killed (usually by me) and then pop again on the ride back.

Edited, Jun 7th 2009 7:03pm by Catslave
quickest way to get these clubs!
# Jun 07 2009 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
277 posts
~~almost forgot and cant edit my post for w/e reason~

been taking the boat up and down for more then a week now. . .fishing.
I'd leave it be almost every evening for ls events and ah fish or miss "my" boat back due to irl, wc, food, sleep etc.
During this time i've only met Silverhook so far. . . some dozen times and ALWAYS on the boat bound for Mhaura, never onthe route Mhaura-> Selbina. Seeing as i randomly switched ships due to zzzZZZzzz or irl duties it's somewhat highly unlikely i always hit the "correct" Silverhook boat over such a course of time.
no beard :(
# Aug 04 2008 at 3:28 PM Rating: Good
really sad how he dousnt have a beard :(
# Feb 17 2008 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
how or when do pirates appear exactly?
# Feb 17 2008 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
# Jan 14 2008 at 9:36 PM Rating: Good
126 posts
I remember one of my earliest memories was getting killed by this NM and i always swore revenge.

So I am fishing on the ferry and pirates pull up, Im 75pld/nin there was also a 75whm 75thf and an anon smn probably 75. The smn either pulled him or was attacked so i put my flag up and got an invite, we then invited the thf and whm. I got the revenge i so rightly deserved and the whm got the club so everyone was happy.

edited: i cant spell

Edited, Jan 15th 2008 12:38am by Plorith
# Aug 27 2007 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
4,400 posts
I was tagging a long with a couple of BLM friends of mine. One of them wanted to solo Sea Horror and I had nothing better to do other than watch him.

Set up was BLM x2 and me (WHM/SMN)

We were on the ship for about 3-4 hours, and pirates spawned. We noticed that the middle one was wearing a Vermy, and we knew the NM was going to spawn.

The 2 BLMs were casting AMII on it while I was getting TP from the various other Crossbones/Ship Wights and Hexa Striking it. Managed to get off 3-4 Hexa Strikes (also used an Icarus Wing). Not much damage was taken, though a lot of MP was spent and I had to use Devotion on one of the BLMs.

Sea Robber Cudgel dropped, and they let me have it. 1/1, although I've heard many WHMs going 0/20+
my experience
# Jul 10 2007 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
I finally got both the drops. It took over a week of non stop camping but it's over thank Altana I never have to ride those boats again.

Some usefull info for people thinking about camping it. I'm sure it can be solo'd by a whm/nin but you would have to be flawless and get lucky on the spells he cast. If you can get a outside healer/haster/refresher, thats all the help you need(cough rdm). That makes the fight oknp. I tried soloing him several times and I am a fairly good soloer(sp), but could get him between 10-20% then either time would run out or I would lose.

Second, if you camping your first club, just ride the boat back and forth. Camping just one really makes no sense unless you just want one. Once you get your first, then focus on the other. If your super lucky and have a blm with you all the time set your homepoint in the port you need. If not use the screen loading trick. After camping it for week straight, I can confirm it works 100% of the time. If the screen loads up right away and you can't click anything, no pirates. Tele either mea or holla, which ever you need, and walk back to port. You should have bewteen 3-5 mins before the next boat arrives by the time you get to port. If the screen stays black for a few seconds after the ferry leaving the port CS, and you can click on everything, bingo pirates.

Third, patience. If your not willing to be patient, these are the wrong NM's for you lol. I went days without seeing any NM's. The payoff was worth it but it can be disheartening(sp).

Good luck to everyone!
got it...lost it!
# Jan 15 2007 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
260 posts
Blackbeard (and the other pirates) spawned on the ship from Mhaura to Selbina. Killed it together with some random JP WHM & RDM after noticing that the WHM was getting beat up. Sea Robber Cudgel dropped - 1/1 for me. Unfortunately, the WHM already had the Cudgel (I thought he wanted to fight to get the drop) and asked the RDM and me to lot it but before we could do anything, the ship docked ._. ; ;


Edited, Jan 17th 2007 6:54am by Charilyn
got it...lost it!
# Feb 11 2008 at 10:32 AM Rating: Good
534 posts
Very easy to kill.
Needed Vs. Wanting
# Dec 27 2006 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
Trick of the trade: Camp each on their own. Those who complain about camping these suckers (BB and SH) for hours on end, myself included, have nothing to complain about if we are just staying on the same boat the whole time. There are two ships that always cross each other. Camp one at a time as somebody has mentioned below.

Instead of ******** here is some useful info (if you didn't know already) on how to tell if pirates will spawn or not: After the cs of the boat leaving the harbour, you will zone into the boat. If you zone in right away and CANNOT target anything (door or people), then pirates will not spawn. If you zone in and you see the text, the screen stays dark for a few seconds longer and once you see the inside of the boat you CAN target anything (door or people), then pirates will spawn. This works 100% of the time. Without fail.

For the boat from Selbina to Mhaura: If no pirates, you have enough time to teleport-dem and run back to Selbina (no need for a chocobo) with 4mins to spare to buff up and such.

For the boat from Mhaura to Selbina: If no pirates, you have enough time to teleport-mea and run back to Mhaura (no need for a chocobo) with 4mins to spare to buff up and such.

From experience, camping both ways is useless, unless you have movies to watch, laundry to do, dinner to cook and cleaning up around the house, like I did for 9 hours yesterday. I don't have the clubs, but give me till the weekend and I will see about posting a pic with me fighting each one...hopefully the clubs will drop. ;)

Needed Vs. Wanting
# Feb 11 2008 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
I'ld just like to say this is a great idea..... if you already have one of the cudgels.

Meaning that if you haven't, and you are after either NM, there is no benefit of going back and getting the "other" ship. Might as well enjoy the ride, fish (zzzzz {I'm Sleepy}) and look out for the sea horror.

Once you have one of the clubs, use this to exclusively camp the other.
Needed Vs. Wanting
# Feb 05 2007 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
I do not understand how this would be benificial. wouldn't you have to repay to get back in, and wouldn't you just be meeting the same boat you left.

Edited, Feb 5th 2007 3:48pm by Elevencharlie
Needed Vs. Wanting
# Feb 18 2007 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
What he is trying to say is that 2 boats cross. If you miss a boat and talk to the dock person, they say it will be 13 minutes for next boat. As soon as you get on a boat, talk to captain.......they say it will take 13 minutes to get to destination. If you just miss a boat, that means it would be over a 26 minute wait if there was only 1 boat. If you miss the pirates on one round, teleport out and run back and catch the other boat. You will have a better chance to get that certain NM, when if you stay on 1 boat essentially, you only have 50% chance at either NM.

Always watch chat box after the downloading screen. If it pops and background stays black for like 2-3 seconds, it's PIRATE TIME!!!!
Needed Vs. Wanting
# Apr 03 2007 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
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damn se
# Dec 11 2006 at 7:26 AM Rating: Default
Really hate how SE put whms best clubs on these 2 NMs. To get them to spawn, its all random, just gotta be on the right boat at the right time, and that is bs. I've spent days camping these guys, 0/4 on Blackbeard, 0/1 on Silverhook, at the very least, they should have made this drop 100% if they were gonna make the spawns so fkin rare.
# Oct 23 2006 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
Was curious to see if i Could solo it as 75bst/37nin. It was a fun fight, and I won and got the Sea Robber Cudgel lol. Too bad my whm friend was doing dynamis, so i screenshotted selling it to a vendor and sent it to him saying 'next time I help you camp something dont skip out for dynamis' :P.

I ended up with 200hp paralyzed with no shadows left, but I decided to risk it and melee at the end instead of charm-bind kiting until my third call beast timer was ready. Still, was a fun fight I can't wait to get the other one.

Bst, Sam
# Sep 08 2006 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
CURE V this guy and see how much he takes some one come tell me the results lol.

And yes for the users who always die from bones, u can cure bones there already dead!!

old trick from 04

You are retarded.
# Sep 09 2006 at 12:25 AM Rating: Default
Actually hes not curing bones does hurt them.
Please dont citicize someone if you dont know much yourself.
# Sep 12 2006 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
Maybe he was talking about wasting 135 MP to do a couple hundred dmg to an undead mob. I'm sure Banish III prolly does more dmg, and lowers defense, and only costs 96 MP...So yes, this isn't a smart idea, albeit interesting.
# Sep 04 2006 at 6:27 AM Rating: Decent
CURE V this guy and see how much he takes some one come tell me the results lol.

And yes for the users who always die from bones, u can cure bones there already dead!!

old trick from 04
Pirates Pirates Pirate!
# Jun 23 2006 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
So I was happily fishing as a 68thf\nin. All of a sudden pirates attack. I'm alone on a ship with a lvl 20~30 redmage. The moment she says no worries unless blackbeard spawns, he spawns on me. I quickly flee up the deck and put on my shadows. Not a moment Later Blackbeard begins to cast Waterga III I believe it was.. Before I can even engage him I was one hit with a waterga -_-

Edited, Fri Jun 23 18:11:51 2006
Pirates Pirates Pirate!
# Aug 16 2006 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
179 posts
Going to camp these guys as I type this.

I looked around at some food and I think Rice Dumplings are the best choice for this, especially with the Resist Paralyze, STR modifier, Attack and accuracy. I've also brought enough supplies to make myself a few Yagudo drinks.

I camped them before for 5 hours with 2 pirate spawns but no BB or SH, so hopefully I get better results this time around. Wish me luck!
A Cheeky Steal?
# May 31 2006 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
SO here's my story:

A friend of mine WAR71 and Myself 64WHM spend a lot of time fishing on the boat for money/skillups etc, and often like killing pirates for fun, and/or duoing the Horror (which is hard but fun to do!! ^^)

Anywho... Pirates come on one trip, and Blackbeard Pops, so i sneak up and stay out of the way, Thomas starts voking skeles up the stairs for fun. However, a 75 NIN and 70+ BLM start to duo it, i go over and Haste the NIN and start to throw in a few cures, just tryin to be friendly and help them out. The NINs shadows drop and he gets KO'd in 2 hits (filters were up so no idea what happened) so BB goes onto the BLM and starts beasting him, i Quickly R2 the NIN and start healing the BLM, they engage again. My MP is now almost gone, and surrounded by skeles i can't heal, so i sneak up and start resting. All this time my friend is just pwning skeles for fun. BB is down to 5% and the NIN drops again! BB turns back to the BLM and drops him too, I was about to Raise II the NIN again but they HP'd!!! BB turns on me, my friend runs over and Mighty Strikes > Rampages him, whacks a few more times, i Benediction and Thomas Rampages again, one dead NM pirate, and one Sea Robber Cudgel!

I think that was perfectly fair in my opinion, as i tried helping out the couple (out of kindness not for my own benefit) but they wiped and HP'd, so thank for doing all the DMG for us, and thanks for the Drop!!

EDIT:: Typos
Blackbeard Spotted
# May 21 2006 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
2,750 posts
lol >.<

Edited, Dec 20th 2006 3:12am by Drexis
# May 17 2006 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
Does lullaby work on these NMs? I might get them for my future WHM.
# May 11 2006 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
had a run in with him last wasn't to good got aggro with 5 tachi: yukikaze's i barely made a dent it was fun got a raise 1 afetr the we landed then the next game night ran into silverhook and got killed by him and got another raise 1 it was a fun night btw sam62/thf31 atm oh and i soloed a sea horror it sounds cool but a 75 thf got it to 50% hp left and dc so i finished it when i got aggro but i killed it solo sorta it was fun almost died but i killed it well thats my story
# May 03 2006 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
i was camping Silverhook and it didn't pop with the others, so i took the ship back to selbina. i was 75whm/nin and of course BB pops on the ride back. i already had this club but a whm friend of mine (kiaya) wanted this so we took it. i did most of the work with tanking, DD, while she did slow, dia2, para when it stuck and hasted me, as well as cure me here and there. BB had alot Less HP than SH. this NM uses water and waterga spells, so barwater is best to keep up when you can. we killed BB 28 limit points, but no club ><

i heard it was 100% drop, but i did have this club already and i dono if that affected the drop rate. anywho, i still continue camping SH to finish off the set
Got him!
# Apr 18 2006 at 3:22 AM Rating: Excellent
722 posts
After countless hours of camping him, I finally saw him spawn tonight, and got the claim (and I had a few CCers o.O;;). Soloed him as a WHM75/NIN37, though it wasn't easy. I'd say he has between 9000-9500 HP total. From what I've read in the posts here, I guess I got lucky... he never cast Thundaga II on me.

Basically what I did was Slow him at the start of the fight, and kept Dia II on him, while keeping myself hasted and Barblizzara'ed (to cut down on the times I'd get paralyzed from his Ice Spikes). The rest of the fight basically consisted of me trying to stay alive while beating on him. I used Black Halo->Icarus Wing->Hexa Strike for Light at one point, though I got paralyzed right after the SC went off from his Ice Spikes, and couldn't get off a Holy MB. It still took off a fair chunk of his health (710->625->625) at any rate. He used Sleepga II a few times, which was pretty annoying, and I think he used Sleep II once or twice. Waterga III was his most dangeous spell, and he cast it a few times, once for 600+ damage. Black Cloud was quite strong too; he used that about 2 or 3 times throughout the fight. I didn't bother to heal the Blindness, as I was wearing a Bat Earring for Evasion+15. He also cast Water III a few times, but that always got absorbed by Utsusemi. He tried casting Ancient Magic (didn't see which spell) a couple times, but always got interrupted. Other than that, I just kept Utsusemi and Stoneskin up as much as I could, and cured myself when need be (Cure III mostly, with one Cure IV, and a Benedition when he did a 600+ Waterga III followed by a 250 or so Black Cloud). As far as gear, this is what I was wearing:

Darksteel Maulx2
Holy Ampulla
Optical Hat
Spirit Torque (Enhancing Torque for Stoneskin)
Bat Earring
Noble's Tunic
Blessed Mitts
Ruby Ring x2
Dodge Cape
Survival Belt
Blessed Trousers
Rostrum Pumps

I've also got 2 merits in Evasion Skill, 1 in Club Skill, and 1 in critical hit rate. My Hexa Strikes on him (minus the one I made Light with, sadly) were doing somewhere in the 800-950 range. I ate a Rice Dumpling (just happened to have a bunch of them from leveling another job), and drank a Yagudo Drink part of the way through the fight. Hope this info helps any aspiring WHMs who are looking to solo this guy. ^^

EDIT: Forgot to mention, he gave me 50 experience as a 75WHM, just in case anyone can give a level for him based on that.

Edited, Tue Apr 18 04:27:07 2006
75B S T
# Apr 14 2006 at 7:58 AM Rating: Default
i duoed this as my 75bst adn my other 75bst friend, easily done<ragnarok server name:Kaleth>
# May 23 2006 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
265 posts
duo maybe...

don't try to solo him though....

it looked from the first 10% that i could kill him so i jumped in to melee... then he started casting.. tried to tele but was in range of sleepga so.. ya.. dont.
# Mar 10 2006 at 3:11 AM Rating: Excellent
Well i finally got both these clubs ^.^
took a long time 127 hrs combined totall.
1/11 on Blackbeared 1/3 on Silverhook..
i soloed as a 75whm/37nin i died the first time :/.. its not really easy. I would recomend haveing Black Halo and bringing a icarus wing Black Halo> icarus wing> Hexa Strike > and burst with Holy. its not needed but it takes about 30% of his HP and helps alot. And set your cure and para macros to <me > that also helps for fast cureing. And i used Barthundra. his thundaga II was really the only thing that hurt, so if u see it be ready to utsunimi right away and stoneskin.

Slow was the only spell i could stick and my enfeeb is caped and merited 2 times. So dont bother with paralyze, silence, flash(it would stick for about 1 sec)there just a waste of MP.

I found it easier to just camp 1 at a time. so for Blackbeard if pirates are not going to come tele mea and run or choco back. your odds are better this way.

as for pop times it seemed completely random or just a wide window. ive killed him and seen him pop 2 hrs later and one day i camped him for 16 hrs striaght and finally gave up. ; ;

So Good Luck to u WHMs camping these and be patiant:)

and i did activate Sand Charm quest while doing Blackbeard just to see and pirates didnt pop for a long time, so i guess thats not true

Edited, Fri Mar 10 02:11:53 2006
NM Skeles
# Feb 14 2006 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
97 posts
Been trying to camp these 8 days now. Had a few kills but they never spawn when I get help. 75whm/blm isnt gonna help.

Is it true that pirates on spawn if someone onboard has activated teh Sand Charm quest?
oh ya
# Feb 05 2006 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
My friend was a lvl 75nin/war and my other friend was the same and i was a lvl 75whm/37nin i helped DD barely had to cure because of utsusemi ni he was a pretty easy fight got the cludgel 1/1 now :P
Claimed and didn't know
# Feb 03 2006 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
168 posts
I fought this guy the other day as a 75RDM/37NIN and I was just doing nin af. Pirates show up and I see "Impossible to Gauge" so I claim. I tell my ls "Blackbeard (Found it)" and they say "m(Death) (You can have this!)" so when they said that I knew I had a fight ahead of me. He wasn't hard at all I just hated his -aga spells that whiped my shadows. Anyway I got him down to about 5% and we landed so I wasn't able to kill him ><. I had already used Chainspell and nuke but I was alittle sad that I was so close.
Correct Info.
# Jan 31 2006 at 11:50 PM Rating: Good
2,815 posts
Here's something that will save you time. This NM will ONLY spawn on the Mhaura --> Selbina Ship. I know this with absolute certainty.

Conversely, Silverhook will only spawn on the oposite ship : Selbina --> Mhaura

Happy hunting.
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