Vana'diel Bestiary: Biast  

Found in:Xarcabard
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Light
Updated: Sat Jul 5 04:09:39 2008

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General Information

Biast's Spawn Location
Biast's Spawn Location

  • Respawn window is approximately 21 hours after its last ToD, though it can take considerably longer before it actually spawns.

  • Has a potent intimidation effect.

  • Biast's physical attacks have an additional Terror effect that cannot be dispelled.

Biast Special Attacks

  • Petro Eyes: Frontal cone Gaze Petrification effect.

  • Voidsong: AoE Dispel and self target full status removal effects.

  • Chaos Blade: Frontal cone AoE physical damage with an additional Curse effect.

  • Lodesong: AoE Gravity effect.

  • Thornsong: Self target Blaze Spikes effect. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Heavy Stomp: AoE physical damage with an additional Paralysis effect.

  • Body Slam: Massive AoE physical damage.

  • Wind Breath: Frontal cone AoE Wind based magic damage.

  • Poison Breath: Frontal cone AoE Water based magic damage with an additional Poison effect.

  • Flame Breath: Frontal cone AoE Fire based magic damage.

Historical Information

In Irish legend, the Biast is a giant serpent said to dwell in lakes.

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The most fun I've had in a long time
# Feb 08 2010 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
Just got done duoing with a 75blu/nin and a 75sam/dnc (me). It got pretty hairy a couple times, due to me getting petrified cause I was slow to turn, got me down to about 1/4 and the blu down to ~1/2, but we pulled it out. Blu basically solo'd the last 1/4 of him due to me being petrified, then with a sliver of HP left on the dragon, petrify dropped, and I Gekko'd for the kill. 1/2, helm actually dropped on both kills I was part of, but I lost lot on the first one.

Thanks, Illistyl, it was a fun fight.
ToD on Unicorn
# Aug 30 2009 at 1:41 PM Rating: Good
62 posts
If anyone cares, I have a ToD for this guy on Unicorn server:

5:14 p.m. / 17:14 EST today (Sunday, the 30th of August '09)

Edited, Aug 30th 2009 5:49pm by EurydiceKitty
Biast! Biast! ... 'WTF are you talking about"
# Apr 22 2009 at 4:38 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
I dont know the repop time sadly I've never had much reason to camp this NM.

But for those that deem the 2% haste worth it at level 60 cap events or at least until you can wear your walmart turban at 75... more power to you, I say.

Anyway, This NM is SO EASY.

Just a bunch of HP, only thing that could be potentially dangerous is if you melee it.

My Biast experience started with a LS mate yelling for help on LS... (I did have much to do so I responded, "I'll help."

I didn't know what to bring so I just brought something nuetral that cant assist without contact yet can DD also if necessary, as well as do Magic damage.
I had no Idea what I was fighting all I knew was that I was headed to Xarc.

I /sh a tele and i'm there in 2 mins. I find my Ls mate where shadow dragon pops sort of struggling to hold him down with sleep/bind/grav as blm.

He asks me what Job I decided to come as. WOOOT WOOT I brought my COR, and subbed SAM. (why /sam you ask for all those COR's out there) Well you'll see.

BLM basically was Nuke/sleep/bind/grav/stunning the NM SO basically it only looked like i could refresh him... (Too bad I'm a cor that's active and not Passive in any situation. I start building TP with meditate and using chaos and wizards roll on myself, and wizards and evokers on the blm. Also Third Eye came in handy with HQ Earth Staff when he managed to catch a hit on me. (Kept it on at all times really).

We basically were Timed-Zerging in short bursts. He'd AM II. And I'd manage 2 Quick Draws and a WS, equally about 1k dmg per round. Blm ended up dying do to petrification but Light Shot does stick and I managed to hold the NM very easily while BLM came back. At this point I realized I could have solo'd it with light shot/meditate/GunWS and still be untouched.

(I'll make an important note. His Petrification move really is a pain and could end up getting you killed if you are attempting to solo this NM.) I got petri'd once and it lasted 4 mins no lie.)

Lastly Some of the jobs that can solo this... (I'd say anything that can stick a sleep and do considerable damage after it wakes up, without bein hit at the same time.)

BLM/RDM/SCH/WHM(repose and Magic atk bonus in new update [1k Holy's ftw])

Surpringly I know Cor should be able to solo this.
And I'm putting faith in Blu even though I've never seen blu kite things in a sleep/kite manner as it's more of a front line job.

Hope my experience helps someone. It was a fun fight, overall and was something new (finally lol).

# Oct 19 2008 at 6:39 AM Rating: Good
777 posts
My husband and I were sitting around waiting for our linkshell to finish gathering for Dynamis-Xarcabard, he was out killing elementals, I was sitting at the markings dinking around on my laptop. Behind me, he lets out the worst gasp ever, like he had just dropped an important item or saw something horrific.


So I get off my tush and start trucking it over to where he's at, spamming "Biast popped!" in linkshell chat, got a few others back from being afk, and we go at it. Had a few BLMs, a few PLDs, me (MNK), and some other random DDs. We make short work of him (he really does have horrific accuracy...), and the helm drops. Everyone who can use it lots, and, not thinking I had a chance, I lot...a 996.

My BST is gonna love this. <3
# Sep 08 2008 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
I have been helping my husband camp this thing off and on for ages. He is a 63 war/sam (doesn't sub ninja), so this helm is really useful for him to knock some enmity off.

We first saw Biast while farming for Ahriman Lens in Xarcabard. We saw the dragon, looked it up, and my husband really loved the helm. He wanted to try to duo it with me (I'm 75 WHM), which of course turned out to be a miserable failure, lol. The terrorize can be really nasty. We called a couple of friends, a 75 pld and 75 rdm to come help. By the time we got there, two people already claimed it. They died though and we took it. No drop.

After that we started camping it a lot. Well the other day he starts to get serious about it and camps it for almost two days straight (with some sleep breaks). Finally Biast pops in single ice weather. I wasn't there, but I saw on his screen that Biast will aggro you no matter how far you run away after killing the Shadow Dragon. Me, some LS, and some friends quickly came to help (75 NIN/DNC, 75 DRK, 75 PLD, 75 BLM, 75 RDM) and over-killed it. It dropped! My husband finally got it.

Pain in the *** guy to camp, but the helm is really nice for some jobs.
Whats the odds?
# May 16 2008 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
Was on the way to do CoP 3-5 today, Our whm teleport-vhazl's us, and warps to go pick up our drk. Me, Sch51, and my mate Sam75 start heading off towards beaucidine and low and behold Shadow Dragon's in our path, I tell him to kill it and say "If Biast pops I'm running like hell." Shadow dragon dies, fades away, and then I see Biast pop from behind the rock im hiding. Yell for the others to get back here asap, and we run the dragon down to a place where i can try to cure. Sam friend realizes he's on completely wrong set of macro's and doesn't last very long. I hp, and the our drk that just arrived, deathwarps to get Pld, and I quickly change to Blm and outpost back out. Hunt for a minute to find him again, and gravity bind him until the others arrive. After that was a easy battle, seeing as whole CoP group showed up. Alas we won with no drop, but was good sport.
# May 14 2008 at 7:57 AM Rating: Decent
951 posts
Well you can probably tell by the title that this is a rant topic. Here goes.... I've camped this ******* NUMEROUS times only to have this a$$hole of an NM NEVER pop for me. Thats right...NEVER. I'm talking sometimes 8+ hours after his last ToD window opens to have him not pop for me. Very frustrating. So, now for sh*ts and giggles I'll OP to Xarcabard when it's under a nation's control every now and then and kill shadow dragon just to see if he pops. Dragon drops about 1,500 gil for me so I kind of make back my money for the waste of OP trips. Well, after tons of times doing this, he actually popped for me yesterday. I freak out, panic and search the zone for possible threats to outclaim me. Noone in the zone! AWESOME! I check my 2 LS for help to take this guy down....NOONE IS ON EITHER LS! OMG NOOOO! lol. 3 people on my social LS and 4-5 on my BST LS but all as other low level jobs in exp partys. >.<; So I'm flipping out and notice a SMN OPs to the zone and notices that Biast is up. Mexican standoff time. He's not wanting to claim it and I'm begging 75 BLM in my social to please come and help. He agrees OPs there and we engage just as help arrives for the newly arrived SMN. I'm 75 BST/NIN and he is beating the crap out of my poor CC. She is barely even attacking him from the Terrorize move he uses. I'm using Reward every single time timer is up and he finally kills my 1st CC. 15 seconds left on Call Beast timer. >.<; so I blink tank it till timer is up, pop another CC and quickly use Snarl. BLM is slowly DoT'ing Biast and tossing in a few nukes/status down spells here and there. Then 1 large nuke later and Biast turns all his attention to the Taru BLM, who is quickly getting beat to death. Taru is down to 127 HP's, I'm Snarling like crazy to get hate back on me and CC, which I finally do. BLM sits to heal and aggros a Skeleton, lmao. So I toss CC at the bones to take hate off poor BLM. It works and I use 1 last Rampage followed by Snarl as BLM tosses a Thunder IV at Biast. The nuke kills Biast and what do we see in the treasure pool after that long, intense fight!?!?! NOT A GODDAMN'D THING! Man I was so mad, lol. BLM has no clue why I'm mad cuz he didn't even know this NM existed much less what it dropped. So I tell him about Patroclus' helm and he starts to understand now and cries for me, lol. But, thats how this game goes. It's is such a slap in the face from SE on NM's like this and Kreutzet to have such messed up pop timers only to have to go numerous times fighting these guys to get a drop. SE really needs to adjust some of these drop rates on problamatic NM's like this. Especially on force pop NM's like Bugbear Matman... I went 1-6 on Matman which is an absolute kick in the nuts considering the time/gil it took to attain his pop item. Sorry so long winded...but I just had to, lol. Well, I'll go back today for Biast at 21+ mark again only to have him not pop for me again I guarantee. /rant off.

Edited, May 14th 2008 12:04pm by KingGalkaKhael

Edited, May 16th 2008 2:02pm by KingGalkaKhael
Duoable by thf/dnc or /nin and drg/blu
# Apr 12 2008 at 6:37 AM Rating: Decent
1,145 posts
Finally came face to face with this homeboy after days worth of camping it during hickory lumber farming. Of course it was pure luck to have even seen it up. Had just been fooling around with Alky and pallas with friend when I decided I had enough with a Friday night farming session(more players around)and wanted to go try hickory lumber farming during full moon. Shadow dragon wasn't up on port out but not 20 minutes later I decide to go check to see if it were up while friend went around killing gigas. Found dragon was claimed by a passer by, killed, they went on their way and it was show time, Biast popped exactly as shadow dragon poofed.

The problem with this round was that I wasn't prepared for it as thf/dnc so I didn't have TP on my side. Still Biast has extremely poor acc vs a thf and if I had started with 300 TP, after all the petrifys and terrors, I would have survived fine solo perhaps with luck. Needless to say I had drg help for it. Long story short petrify did me in. After trying to survive for a bit and not working out, friend ran to zone while I gave up, died, and HP'd and ran back as thf/nin. Had it easy as no terror or petrify moves were done til 25% HP left on round 2. Biast has less acc than the damn shadow dragon. Sleep bolts do work on Biast if needed for any reason. Bloody bolts are a go. Intimidation effect is surprisingly very strong but doesn't cripple you. 1/1 on helm.

I would say for you solo fans out there that it's very much possible to solo but job dependant of course. Don't be afraid of it and give it a shot solo and see what you come up with. It does not spam terror, petrify or para, but when they come evasion will get you by for a long while and the para will probably give you a scare if not packing dnc or mage job. I suspect nin/dnc or nin/anything easily solo, thf/nin or thf/dnc is possible, perhaps dnc/nin, and obviously rdm. Just don't panic if **** hits the fan, try to fight it in an area no one will wander to so if you do die you can buy some time and call for backup.
# Dec 14 2007 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
Well, my drg is nearing 60 so I decided to try for helm. Took me 3 days of goin for a few hrs to kill Shadow Dragon for Biast to pop. Duo'd him easy with 75NIN/RNG(me)(for WS cuz ruuning around searching for shadow sux =P) and got a RDM/WHM friend to help. only problem happened when i got petrified while inviting him lol. He seems to have horrible acc, Intimidates ALOT though. Went 1/1 on drop.

Petrification lasts a long time if you dont have stona. But I think its a sight attack so maybe if you turn it will miss. Don't know for sure b/c he only used it once.
Diabolos pt killed biast
# Nov 05 2007 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
Was going to fight diabolos the other day. One of the blms start screaming in teamspeak BIAST HAS ME BIAST HAS ME. She sleeps it we run to the zone instead of using draw in it just catches up to us. I think to myself wait that blm just slept him...Guys Nuke stun sleep nukse stun sleep nuke stun sleep. We do that and for about 7 minutes we are fighting him. Halfway through fight teh zone gets pretty full with a goup who just left dynamis. They sit there and watch as we sleep and nuke him over and over. Only one death from the idiot blm who decided to rest infront of a lost soul >_>. All in all a fun fight The helm dropped which went to the rdm/drk whos drk was also 75
# Aug 06 2007 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
Well I was getting op and I saw Shadow Dragon up so I kill it off and I thought it would be funny if Biast pops I look around waited and there he goes pops behind me and kills me ; ; had whm friend come out raise me then I got a few people to come back out and kill


THF tanked it real well the only problem was dealing w/ petrify we had to kite him around for a bit waiting for it to wear then kept going we eventually killed and Helm dropped THF was so excited his WAR is 75 so he enjoyed it alot

Edited, Aug 8th 2007 4:54pm by Shadowxreaver
Tried solo, failed, Did duo.
# Jul 09 2007 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
I was walking back from helping someone fight Black Coney, and decided I'd kill the Shadow dragon to see if it(Biast) would pop. To my suprise it did. I was RDM74/NIN37. Did pretty good solo, had it to about 75% after about 10 min but I went to convernt and paralyze kicked in and took convert away from me, had only 30mp and 600 HP, which quickly went away as my buffs (Haste, Stoneskin, phalanx) did.

Well, I sent a /tell to a 75 WHM friend of mine, she came out, raised me, after weakness wore, we proceeded to take it on. I would be lying if I said it was easy, but we weren't ever really in any threat of dying at any point either. No drop. No big loss though, as neither of us have jobs high enough to use it. But I do have ToD now, and friends that wouldn't mind such a noval item.
Nice Day
# Jun 30 2007 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
Well I'm on Migard, and I saw this helm twice. Once in Whitegate by some random person, and by fellow LS member, Shishkat, has it. I said it is pretty cool for its level, but Chaos Burgeonet is better for DRK. So I decide to camp Biast. Took me 2 days, but I camped Nue along with Biast. So after two days of pretty much non-stop camping/watching T.V. I killed the stupid dragon, and then 10 secs later Biast pops. I was like oh ****. 70DRK/35WAR I had no chance. Dented it with a Berserk+SE Guillotine but I knew I was gonna die. 75 RDM/NIN walks by and Raises me and starts to fight him. I was pretty pissed since I spent 2 days camping him, but he invited me which was nice. We proceded to do okay with him tanking but then I drew hate and died and it was him again. Terrorized vs Paralyze, but Terrorized got the better of him. HAX. A group of 75s and a L60 WHM otw to do WHM AF Fight in Fei'Yin claim it. I asked them if they could please invite me because I was camping him for the past 2 days non-stop. They did, and we slaughtered Biast. Helm dropped ^^ and they let me have it. I forgot their names but If you read this Thank you so very much. One of my greatest moments in FFXI, and I now I have a different outlook on NMs and fellow campers. I told them I would help with the AF fight, we slaughtered the NM, but the WHM didn't lot it, and some one else got it lol. Good Luck with this NM, as this helm is a novelty. Looks cool ^^
# Jun 10 2007 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
2,472 posts
Yeah im running along as 75BLM/RDM I see shadow dragon, ok no big deal I stop kill it, and kneel to heal some MP and HP, well Biast pops, never seen him before, thinking im good I can take him too. Was I ever wrong, I got taken out in 3 hits lol. Then some 4 people run up and kill it. They didnt get a drop.
Biast Timer
# Jun 01 2007 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
Got my drg to 61, and I want this helm to replace the other craptastic alternatives.

So... I camped him to get ToD, started on May 24th.

I researched all the online sources I could find to try to get a better grasp of when he would pop since the 21-72 window is more than absurd, but then again, we are dealing with the morons at Square Enix, so anything goes, no matter how stupid or idiotic.

Notice the day in which I am posting this. June 2nd. Still no helm, and no one has killed this NM but me since I started. That's right, 0/8. O for friggin 8, and that includes 6 fights in which there was a 75 thf present equipped with thf knife, thf af2+1 hands.

Killed with 6, no drop, killed with just 2 (War/nin & whm/blm), no drop. *headache*

What I have noticed, and the reason I am posting, isn't my horrid luck with the NM, but the spawn pattern. Each and every spawn it has popped right in the exact place of the corpse of the placeholder as it disappears, never once have I seen itspawn anywhere other than that. Each time it also immediately aggro'd to me.

The time between spawns is what has driven me nuts, and created a huge lack of sleep.

Pop #1 38hours after ToD
Pop #2 32hours after ToD
Pop #3 36hours after ToD
Pop #4 33hours after ToD
Pop #5 38hours after ToD
Pop #6 35hours after ToD
Pop #7 34hours after ToD
Pop #8 37hours after ToD
Pop #9 39hours after ToD
Pop #10 38hours after ToD ----- FINALLY DROPPED

So as for the 21-72, as you can tell, I haven't seen anything but 32-38hour spawns. I would love to see it spawn within the 21-24 time frame, just to save me time and sleep, BUT, haven't had that luck so far.

Needless to say, I am hating this camp, but refuse to let am utterly retarded spawn timer and drop rate ratio beat me, so, I'm here until it drops.

The fights have been easy each time with 3+ members, the only fight with difficulty was the 2-man, war and whm fight. The whm caught early aggro while I was terror'd and died, had rr3 up, but the rest of the fight went with weakened mp, and then caught skeleton aggro when resting, so that was fun.

that's right, F.U. SE, where is the common sense?!

(Sorry for the long post, this camp is tedious.)


Took 10 kills but the bugger finally dropped. I am so relieved.
Drop came on a Full Moon, Dark Weather, Windsday, 2 person party kill. War/nin and whm/blm.

Edit #1: Editted stupid typo's
Edit #2: Editted stupid typo's i missed teh first time
Edit #3: Added in Pop #9 suckery

Edited, Jun 2nd 2007 3:33am by Lastingfear

Edited, Jun 2nd 2007 3:34am by Lastingfear

Edited, Jun 2nd 2007 8:45pm by Lastingfear

Edited, Jun 4th 2007 9:23am by Lastingfear

Edited, Jun 4th 2007 9:41am by Lastingfear
Helm FTW
# Mar 26 2007 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
killed with THF WHM WHM set up, was really a pretty kewl fight.
It pops within 5-15 sec after Shadow Dragon dies, normally pops in the same place where shadow dragon fades away, althou i have heard of it popping in different areas just never witnessed it.

Pop window is id say is 18-24 hr mark
What a joke!
# Mar 21 2007 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
As a RNG75 I solo'd this guy basically. Had a WHM friend from LS later join. All she basically did was cure me once in a while or remove terrorize! I always carry sleep, holy, and bloody bolts. Have them equiped when Im not in a PT just in case I do see NM's. Othinus bow is main but for situation when I solo or fight NMs it's Machine Crossbow! Can be solo'd by a RNG 70+ IMO that is good and has some decent eva+ and racc+ gear. The only thing is this fight will last quite a while took me about 20 minutes. Sleeping it, using bloody bolts and Rampage when I had 100% TP. He was hitting me for 100 damage but I was draing for 50+ HP most of the time and having shadows ready! So any RNGs give it a go.

Edited, Mar 21st 2007 11:59am by Raztix
What a joke!
# Feb 06 2009 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
ahahhaha, i'm getting hit for 200 as sam and only got it to 50% before i died, you fail.
What a joke!
# Jul 14 2007 at 9:59 AM Rating: Default
LOL Obviously You Don't Know What The Word Solo Is You Had A Whm Cure And Remove Terrorize That's Not Soloing That's Duoling Omg Please PPL When You Put Stuff Up Like This Make Sure You Say It Right LOL
What a joke!
# Aug 15 2007 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
6,964 posts
Yeah and when you say it, make sure to capitalize every word in the sentence to make yourself look like that much more of an idiot.
What a joke!
# Nov 28 2007 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
AWWW Someone Call The Capital Police Looks Like I Hit A Noob Nerve.
# Mar 06 2007 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
What does this guy have "Intimidate Everything" trait? I couldn't move ><
Too weak
# Nov 28 2006 at 3:09 AM Rating: Decent
easily duoable with nin/war or mnk/nin + any mage that can remove it's enfeebs, possibly soloable with nin/whm, last time i tanked it (nin75) i only lost 3 shadows the whole fight

2/3 on helm drops
<Too weak>
# Nov 28 2006 at 3:06 AM Rating: Decent
double post - sorry

Edited, Nov 28th 2006 6:46am by Evolnod
# Nov 26 2006 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
361 posts
This has to be the highlight of my day, I'm running to dynamis and im drg/sam
I see shadow dragon and i kill it. I decide to wait for the heck of it and low and behold biast appears

I claim it and throw up seigan and third eye and im doing ok, but i know its going to kill me. I start telling my ls to get their butts out to help. I have to 2 hour than I just run trying to get to my ls, as soon as im about to die, i d/c

My ls got it and killed it, no drop but I was able to solo it to about 75%, so i was happy, and it was one of those cool moments u remeber for a while

Oh and no drop btw, after that fight I was thinking with a little luck a drg/nin could prolly solo the thing, I mean third eye was working pretty good, but the drg would have to be 74-75 of course.

Edited, Nov 26th 2006 5:29pm by therealcyric
# Nov 26 2006 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
So I was running to camp Nue (I hate Nue! 0/4). And Shadow dragon was up, and I've killed shadow dragon tons of times, so I figured why not. So I kill him.. and wouldn't you know it, this boy pops >_>. So I'm a 75sam/thf lol. Luckily since the update Seigan allowed me to kite him for a good 5 minutes until a rdm from my ls showed up, then I died lol. But still! sam/thf kiting for 5 minutes without dying! I deserve and award >_>;. Anways, in a matter of seconds after about 8 people from my ls show up and we spank this thing. And it dropped.. ..nothin!
every streak ends
# Oct 27 2006 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
in an attempt to get stuff for my war i went on a roll, getting Fransisca, then Tungi, then Dainslaif. . .Biast here i come. Camped him prior to our dynamis-xarcabad (where i get beaten to my AF2 by the only 1 lotting against me by a meager 4 points !) and after. And then i KNEW he WOULD pop for sure. . .

Since i had company i would pull the shadow with sleep, then applying stoneskin/phalanx/haste/enspell/barparalyze just in case Biast comming before engaging. As a RDM75 the shadows have a hard time hitting me at all, the few hits scored barely making a dent into my stoneskin. . .but this 1 was reeking of NM.

First of he hit 80%+, eating through my stoneskin pretty fast. Also at ~10% he used Petro Eyes. . .and i failed to resist leaving me seriously stoned for a goddamn 5mins. . .ultimately costing me a bunch of MP.

Then Biast spawned like 5-10seconds after the Shadow Dragon model vanished. . .i was recasting stonesking/haste/phalanx/utsu and cure since i was so sure he would come. . .and he did.

As noticed that guys has lousy accuracy and even worth magic resistence, as RDM75/NIN with NO enfeebling gear and only 1 merit he didn't bother resisting anything. Savage Blade did 300ish dmg taking like 3% offa him, leaving him around 10.ooo-12.oooHP (my parser is dead ; ;), which isn't unusual for higher lvl NM's (Ose).
Around 60% i was ready to convert. . .playing n00b.. .i slept him but forgot to change to MP equip for convert or to apollo staff for the cure IV's after. . .costing me 400+ MP . . .
And he hit ~40% HP and i was 23MP with no refresh. . .and converted again, this time with all the good stuff tho.
And he dies, roughly 25mins after i started whacking him, leaving me with 47XP and 1584 Gil. . .******* U S E ! ! ! !

I used Stoneskin, Phalanx, Ustu: Ichi/Ni, Haste, Enaero, Barparalyze, Barblizzard, Refresh, Regen, some Cure.
He was hitting me for ~80-90dmg a hit with ProtIV and Phalanx up.
He tried Petro Eyes twice but I had learned my lesson. Apart from that he liked to do the Body Slam fake, Heavy Stomp (aoe, 2-3 shadows), Thorn Song (Blaze Spikes) and an attack not listed yet, Wind Breath, this being the most dangerous to me seeing as it ignores shadows and did a guaranteed ~200dmg through my fresh stoneskin+phalanx+ProtIV+ShellIV.
My prob was he intimidated me like mad, sometimes log spamming endless lines of Biast is paralyzed / Catslave is intimidated / Biast is parlayzed / Catslave is intimidated / . . . I somewhat thought it would be the Crimson Greaves I use, but I got intimidated casting Para (mind setup using errant boots instead of crimson) as well. . .this ate alot patience and time -.-
For the record: i used up 64 Shihei.
every streak ends
# Dec 11 2006 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
YOP catslave of bismarck,unreal guys
every streak ends
# Mar 16 2007 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
Whatever this is supposed to mean. . .-.-'

another day, another try

after ~6hrs of camping i leave for a Diabolos Prime fight. . .just to learn upon my return that he popped meanwhile /cry

alot time later, seeing how he wasnt that hard and the drop rate isnt great, i came back as thf75/nin. . .after a while he popped. . .

He double-attacked 2 of my shadows followed by Heavy Stomp, dealing dmg and paralyzing me. . .failed to call npc or recast utsu due to the paralyze and i died. . .very fast (200-300dmg a non-crit).
# Sep 30 2006 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
Was running to OP Warp through Xarcabard today when I decided to see if Shadow Dragon was up to kill for a few gil. Saw this guy the second I came over the hill. Called in a few LS buddies who hurried up out there to help me out. I kited him til everyone got there. Definately wasn't ready for him at the moment. We were low on MP and HP, but we won and got the helm. The great friends that they are they all passed and let me lot on it. Party setup was Whm, Drg, War, War, Smn. Thanks Oudekerk, Halfnhalf, Comfortsmashing, and Dalila on Midgard!
# Sep 21 2006 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
Jack of All Trades
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Soloed this twice as RDM/NIN, straight up melee (DoT kiting works but you don't need to fight it that way). Wasn't too hard really; although if you ever get in trouble it's easily bound and whatnot.

I know RDM has Resist Petrify and all, but try to watch for Petro Eyes and turn away from it if you can; this petrification can be annoyingly potent (I got hit by this once during the rank 2-3 dragon fight and I was petrified for what must have been at least a good 2 minutes). Even if it does hit you, all is not lost here, however. I got hit by this once out of carelessness and Biast continued to pound away at me, shadows dropped and eventually his Enterrorize took effect. Normally that would be bad, but here's a surprise: terrorize actually seems to overwrite petrification; it wore off immediately when I got terrorized. They both do pretty much the same thing, but terrorize has a lot shorter duration. Because of this, I was able to recover and still get the win.

I kept up Barblizzard and Barparalyze for his AoE attack that inflicts paralysis. I forget what it's called, but I know he used it twice during my two fights and paralyze failed to land on me both times.
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