Vana'diel Bestiary: Mycophile  

Found in:Carpenters' Landing
Found at Location:I - 11
  • Notorious Monster
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Water
Stolen Items:
Updated: Mon Apr 7 05:25:48 2008

Mycophile Picture

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General Notes

    • Respawn time on the ??? is 15 minutes after Mycophile is defeated or despawns.

  • Immune to Silence. Susceptible to Bind, Gravity, Paralysis, Stun, and Slow.

Mycophile's Special Attacks

  • Bio - Single target Darkness based DoT with an additional Attack Down effect.

  • Blind - Single target Blind effect.

  • Poison - Single target Poison effect.

  • Virus - Single target Virus effect.

    • Virus effect removes 5 TP/tic and 3 MP/tic.

Historical Information

A mycophile is the term given to individuals whose hobby is hunting mushrooms.

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Shroom Drops
# May 15 2010 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
Killed him as 55DRK/THF with less than optimal gear. Dropped me to maybe 65% HP. 1/1 on Mycophile Cuffs (45% moon).

To get the Danceshrooms, I went to Ordelle's Caves and killed the Shriekers there in the dew room. These cave Shriekers did not drop Woozyshrooms for me.

However, the Shriekers in Carpenters' Landing do drop Woozyshrooms, but do not seem to drop Danceshrooms.

So to reiterate:
Woozyshroom = Carpenters' Landing
Danceshroom = Ordelle's Caves

Sleepshrooms are dropped by all and can be stolen.

Edited, May 15th 2010 12:18pm by Syrheim
# Apr 14 2010 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
1/1 Lucky!!!

Spawn'd Kill'd Drop'd. nothing special about him virus just made it hard to gather tp.
nice gloves
# Jul 24 2008 at 9:33 AM Rating: Default
just got this guy to pop and killed it as a 55whm/blm with no gear on except for my light staff and silken robe. had to repose it twice to regen MP and then finish it off with him having 10percent affter the repose. took about 10 min cause i had no gear on mostly hit it to death and threw in a few nukes. ice spikes and Stone skin saved my butt over all nce stats for the level glove it is i got drop 1/1
Too easy
# Jul 05 2008 at 3:48 PM Rating: Good
50 posts
Soloed him as 48BST/24NIN. This fight was very easy. What I did was cast Utsusemi, call my Jug pet and then spawn him. As soon as he spawned I used snarl to get hate to my pet. Then just start attacking and recasting Utsusemi whenever its up. Also keep spamming Snarl whenever its ready so hate stays on your jug pet.

I didn't even get hit once.
# Jun 29 2008 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
Very agrivating, 0/4 on him. First time two pt members died due to links, and last 3 times he went down in about 2 minutes, and left nothing behind. I read some posts, some people getting 1/4, or 1/2, well you are lucky. I don't even want these cuffs for me and I'm mad about it!
got it
# Apr 14 2008 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
90 posts
bought 2 of each shroom just to check it out
# Sep 03 2007 at 7:22 AM Rating: Decent
1,991 posts
Zone in to Car Landing is J-8!!!!!!

Not I-11.

EDIT: Ok i didn't read it right but it could be a littler clear.

The NM spawns at I-11 In Landing, but entrance to landing zone is J-8 of jugner.

Edited, Sep 3rd 2007 11:28am by MrVashy
# Dec 01 2007 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
Ok I am not going to post above this person post, because it is correct.

But to my info:

This NM has about 2,000-2,100 HP, and even as a 68 Drg/Whm his Virus stuck. Even though this NM is around a 40 NM(which means he's around level 50).

He only hit me once for 7 points of damage, in the 2 fights I had against him.

Also I did not get the drop the first time, but I did go 1/2 on him. Which just furthers my idea that having a THF on NM drops is pointless. TH doesn't increase your drop rate on NM's, no matter what anyone says. I have never had THF on any of my NM drops, and I have never gone more than 1/5 on the drop I was after. TH is completely pointless on NM drops. You'd have better luck bringing a WHM for Viruna.

Good Luck^^
Average drop rate
# Aug 11 2007 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
I recently camped this thing and did pretty well. I went one time with a DRK/SMN (He thought it would be fun) and myself, I brought my 43WHM/21BLM. We were the only ones at the spawn, and we spawned it twice before he had to go. I went and did Besieged at that point. The Savages and Swarm attacked back to back, so it was quite a bit later when I returned with my 46DRK/23WAR to spawn the mob some more. There was a RDM and a DRK there hunting it before me. The RDM had gotten the gloves [1/4] right when I showed up, and I let the DRK keep spawning it until he got the drop before I gave it a shot. When the gloves dropped, he was 1/3. I tried to fight the mob then, and due to all of the status ailments, I was killed, though the fight was extremely close. A 40WHM from my linkshell came out and helped me out with a raise, then healed me while I fought the mob. I got the gloves the first time I killed it after my death, making me 1/3. I then killed it two more times because the WHM wanted the gloves as well. He got them on the second Mycophile after I got my gloves. So, the drops were 1/4, 1/3, 1/3, 1/2. I think 1/3 is probably the average drop for these gloves.
Average drop rate
# Feb 06 2008 at 5:59 AM Rating: Decent
97 posts
1/9 on this guy, 7 with TH. So yeah, drop rate kinda sucks.
# Mar 12 2007 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
why do strangers have the best candy?
# Feb 28 2007 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
i did this on the 27th of feb
cant find the post atm but some said that the drop was more like 1 in 12
in the Asura server did is crappy NM with a blm 51 and (me) blm 40 killed it 3 times the correct chance is 1 in 3
and another post says respawn time 15 mins EEEENNG INCORRECT it varies between 5-10 mins less ome times so there

hope this helps you all!

BLM 40, WHM 35,SMN 35,WAR 25, MNK 20,RDM 10,DRK 25,BRD 10,PLD 10,THF 40,RNG 25,
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Edited, Feb 28th 2007 8:11am by celeron
# Feb 12 2007 at 3:57 AM Rating: Decent

First attempt: 59BRD/29NIN Solo
12 Woozyshrooms, 12 Sleepyshrooms, 4 Danceshrooms (why are these a pain?)
I went to fight him, buff/tp up. Killed him easily, no drops all 4 times. Gave up.

Second Attempt: 59BRD/29NIN Solo
Subtract 4 from each and add 12 Danceshrooms
Fought him, w/o buffs. Killed him easily again, no drops twice. A pt wanted me, so I left.

Third attempt: 60BRD/29NIN with a 75THF/37NIN Friend.
6 Woozy, 6 Sleep, 10 Dance
We fought him, yelled at my friend for taking out 70% of its health with Dancing Edge. 1430 dmg. I hate him, oh hi Dynamo. No luck the first shot, went to build tp and get Orctrap to spawn.
Went back, same thing, except I got them. Finally.

THF is really needed for this, unless you can deal with a headache.

Edited: Sorry, misspelling

Edited, Feb 12th 2007 6:58am by Darthporisius
drop rate
# Jan 23 2007 at 11:45 AM Rating: Good
2,075 posts
This NM uses BLM spells including Bio, Poison and Virus, as well as various funguar TP moves (Queasyshroom, Frogkick, Silence Gas, etc). Kind of annoying, and I would guess he'd be a real handful to anyone 45 or under.

I doubt the drop rate on this thing is 1 in 3, this morning I went 1 for 12 on him as my 72/36 BRD/WHM. Headed out with a stack of each of the mushrooms, and popped him every 15 minutes since there was nobody else around. Inbetween I just logged off/logged to mules. He dropped the cuffs on the final set of shrooms.

Well, they sure are nice, and they're free, so I guess it was worth it. ^^
Im guessing lvl 40ish
# Jan 12 2007 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
I went to get this for a noobish WHM LS member, I went as 70RDM/BLM because I didnt know what to expect from him. 0/5 with no drop, and he never broke through Stoneskin. Im like "this sucks, stay here I have an idea"

I come back as 60THF/NIN and tear this guy apart. Only cast shadows at the start of the fight, never had to recast again. Got the drop...done...gone...out
How I did it.
# Jan 11 2007 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
<< Pissed off little WHM tarutaru goes 0/8 with high level help. (made attempts from level 24-39).

Goes 0/8

Requisitions Reinforcements.

WHM/THF 39 << me (notice the thf sub, in the hopes that treasure hunter stacks)

Now little tarutaru WHM is 1/9.

Immune to Silence
# Dec 02 2006 at 4:39 PM Rating: Good
Well, I went in as 68 blm and it was an easy fight. But he CANNOT be silenced so far as I can see. I could be wrong and my skill could be too low (its capped for 68) but i was unable to get it off. Every other enfeeble stuck to him easy though.

A good idea is to eat ginger/wizard cookies if you dont need other food. These cookies have the killer trait for plantoids and he was intimidated by me a lot!

He can be slept and aspired, too. Which was good for me as I went into the fight with only about 250mp. This is the 3rd time ive killed this NM and i am 3/3 on the drop. So not sure about all these horrid drop rates.
blu 41
# Nov 13 2006 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
149 posts
I read somewhere that this was soloable at 45 but decided to give it a try as a 41blu/nin. I was staying around Sandy anyway (we were going to do some bcnm) and this evening there was going to be a long maintenance. I had some sleepshrooms but no danceshrooms where on AH so I went to farm them myself in Ordelles and also got some Woozy's in Carpenter's. I didn't aggro any other mobs but since I was expecting the worst I had a Tavnazian taco first when the "????" came up. I don't think he hit me with Virus but he did both Bio and Poison and I was paralyzed in the end. I had some antidotes and my auto-regen helped too. He went down very easy but luckily I also had a few Hi-potions in inventory (for the bcnm) or I would be lying there in the spiderwebs till after maintenance. But I only used one when my Pollen got interrupted twice.
1/1 on the cuffs. Easy fight if you're lucky, and if I would fight him again I would probably try to time my Head Butts better.
# Oct 21 2006 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
48Drg/24War Soloed it easy, twice, no drop though.
Sleep/Nuke Tactics?
# Oct 01 2006 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
54 posts
Would it be a good idea for a 50BLM/25WHM to try to solo this, using Sleep/Nuke tactics? The gloves would be a nice addition to my WHM ^^

Edit: Okay, it wasn't the best idea. If I had manafont ready, I would have been fine. -_- Damn Virus is annoyng.

Edited, Oct 1st 2006 at 9:38pm PDT by Revitozu
50? To low?
# Jul 22 2006 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
I understand that a 59 Rdm can solo this NM (Ryku's tale one post below) but I was wondering if a level 50 Rdm would be able to solo this mob. Those 9 levels could make all the difference; can this mob be beaten without any AF and without the use of elemental staves?

Soloing this mob at level 50 would be very helpful, considering the common subs, Blm and Whm, might be around level 25 and could benefit from the Mycophile Cuffs.

So my question remains, can a level 50 Rdm solo Mycophile?

Edited, Jul 22nd 2006 at 6:54pm EDT by Beden
too easy
# Jun 04 2006 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
I killed it with my RDM59/BLM27 full buffed he didn t even do me 1 damage, i had stoneskin+phalanx on at the end...1/1 my first drop i ve ever got by an NM, and i ve played for more than 2 years and a half ; ;
# Jun 03 2006 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
What is (about) the lowest level you think could solo this nucka?
# May 12 2006 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
132 posts
Why isn't this guy under the NM thread? Does anyone know how to talk to someone to change that? thanks.
Easy fight
# May 05 2006 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
Just soloed this as 50war/nin.. got cuffs on first kill, and i only came with 1 of each type of shroom so i guess im just lucky. Started off the fight with 300TP and mighty strikes, raging axe for 650dmg, threw up berserk and went to town on him, his poison is nasty but other than that he is weak.
I ended the fight with about 600HP and the poison stayed on til i was down to 233... so be careful with that, might want to bring an antidote or 2. He never hit me with bio II.

Edited, Fri May 5 12:14:07 2006
# Apr 05 2006 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
2,750 posts
Total wuss. Did this today, very easy.

He was hitting me (a naked 37war/15thf other than axe) for 60 or so, frogkick did 115. Beetles around him were hitting me for 35-40 for comparison, and they conned EP--. 300% TP SA Sturmwind did about 30% (425 damage), so I'd say 1300 hp is a decent guess.

All the info here was dead-on, though. Fifteen min spawn time on the ???, kill beetles and shriekers in between fights for free TP.

-edit- I'd guess it's level 40ish, but remember it's an NM so it fights like a 42-45 or so.

Drops (with TH1):
1st kill - cuffs
2nd kill - nothing
3rd kill - nothing
4th kill - cuffs

Love these gloves =) Way better than seer's, even seer's +1 can't touch 'em. Easy camp, bring a thief.

Special note: Beetles and Shriekers link =x Shriekers are aggro, beetles are not. Shriekers were ep- at 37 but still aggro'd, and also aggro'd on a 40 that was with me, so be aware, shrieker trains can start.

Edited, Wed Apr 5 16:36:29 2006
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