Vana'diel Bestiary: Bugbear Matman  

Found in:Newton Movalpolos
Found at Location:I - 9
Spawned using:Air Tank
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Based on Lightning
  • Weak against Light
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

Bugbear Matman Picture

General Notes

  • To spawn this NM, trade an Air Tank to the Moblin Showman at I-9.
  • Resists all forms of sleep except for repose.
  • Uses Flying Hip Press, an AoE move that does 400-700 damage per attack.
  • Should clear the area of goblins before spawning the NM.

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# May 09 2009 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
we had 4 airtanks and 5 Viva (Sylph) ls members attempting this,
Pretty easy fight, just keep up baraera to reduce the "flying hippress" dmg,
his move did 690dmg to me and didnt eat my shadows!
He should have a 48% droprate, with THF4 with us it drop twice out of 4 fights.

Goodluck on attempting this, nice ws feets!



Clauz (Sylph)
Easily solo'd
# Dec 14 2008 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
Just successfully solo'd this on 75dancer/37nin

Pretty easy actually. really straightforward and he has horrible acc.

I'm dnc75/nin37 with eva272+57eva in gear took about 20-30 mins i dont recall. easy fight. got stone and boots.

Hope this helps.
fun fight
# Dec 01 2008 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
my buddy just got back on today and hasnt played in almost a year, so i say well i got an airtank thats been sittin in my mh since b4 u left lol. he says ok, but dont be mad if we die cuz i think this is more of a pally fight, we get there n clear the place of mobs and i pop matman when madoshi was ready. We start fight with paraII slow II and blind and i didnt get hit once sept for from his flying hip press move wich didnt do more than 400 dmg with baraera on. all in all easy fight and is duoable by a rdm and nin. got the drop and now have a nice new ws piece for my ninja ^^ happy hunting.
Lost at 7% ftl...
# Mar 31 2008 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
869 posts
Just got done fighting. Duo'd with a friend as Sch/Rdm. I was on Thf/Nin for the TH4. It was going well I was in full Evasion set up (+46 Evasion.) He attacks really slow. I had no problem keeping my shadows up, only problem was his TP attacks. They hit hard. But not hard enough to keep you down when you have a healer. We lost at 7% b/c we got a link, but wuold have won in the end had that not happened.


I flee'd in and pulled the 3 hobgobs away from the Hobgoblin Showman, pulled them into the tunnel, made sure I had all the Gob's attention, then I hit Hide and made sure I lost their attention, ran back to the Showman, pop the NM, and pull it back towards the cave. Don't go to far in or you get aggro from the 2 Gobs in the tunnel. Stay a little out of the cave on the wooden planks, and you'll be fine.

When we got aggro I tried to hide, but the NM saw me, so I had 1 Boss and 2 Toughs attacking me. So hide doesn't work on him :P

Thats it in a nutshell. Definitely can do it without Haste, I would just swap in my haste gear when I casted ustu, then back to evasion gear, but the haste would really have been nice. I only got hit like 3 times by normal hits, the AoE's a bizznatch though.

Bloody Bolts are hard to land on him, maybe if I had gone with sushi and a Rng Acc build while fighting him, but I was eating meat and Evasion build, so meh...

Good luck to those who need this item, I need for my Nin and Rng, and will be going out again soon hopefully.
Sometimes less is more
# Nov 18 2007 at 7:56 PM Rating: Good
486 posts
I just got done killing this guy as a PLD/RDM with a RDM/DRK and a RDM/WHM to keep me afloat. Honestly, with the enfeebles and my own hide, he's not that intimidating, and we weren't ever in a serious situation. It was basically a big waiting game until he did a weaponskill, then popping a Cure IV.

I'm going to guess that he's much harder when you try to use an alliance on him because he's suddenly gaining *alot* more TP and thus prompted to use his giant AOE move *alot* more. When it's just one tank with some dedicated support, it becomes a cake-walk.

I would reccomend going as PLD/NIN if your support can raise your air resistance. I probably wouldn't have gotten hit save a few weaponskills as /nin, but the lack of bar-aero made me stay with /rdm, which was still very do-able.
This NM Sucks
# Mar 15 2007 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
SE really needs to make forced pop NM's like this in which you dont have the option of a +1 trigger item drop their expected drop 100%. This guy is such a pain, i personally am 0/2 on him and its really painful to watch EVERY member of your group thats fighting him get their sabatons and you're left scratchin your head. It's just really unfair and SE needs to think before they make NMs like this.

edit: spelling

Edited, Mar 15th 2007 4:57pm by CaernDRG
M O N K !
# Oct 22 2006 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
No matter what ppl tell u, he is a MNK and does all the nasty stuff (endless double attack and counter).

Duo'd it as (elvaan) NIN75/war and (mithra) rdm75/whm.
Somewhat resistent to blind, para worked pretty good (capped enfeebling rdm75 +1 merit +0 in equip). Flying Hip Press was doing some decent dmg on the nin, brought him down to 75HP once, apart from that a rather easy fight

EDIT: 0/2. . . . .
NIN using eva setup (ohat,scorp harness, af1 pants, rasetsu tekko&sune ate? switching to haste (walahra turban, dusk gloves, fuma kyahan) for utsu.

RDM using MND setup (wise cap & gloves, justice badge, errant body & pants & boots, mp rings, hierarch belt, rainbow cape). Switching to AF1 body for enfeeblings (except for para).

Spells used:
obviously cure, regen, prot IV, shell IV, Utsusemi: Ichi & Ni
Kurayami: Ni (alot resists)
Hojo: Ni
Paralyze II (1 merit)
Blind (similar to kurayami)

Edited, Oct 22nd 2006 at 10:09am PDT by Catslave

Edited, Oct 22nd 2006 at 10:09am PDT by Catslave
# Oct 11 2006 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
Srry double post
# Oct 11 2006 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone on Lakshmi server willing to help me get the boots? I'm currently Lv. 62 DRK and I would appreciate it! :D
I already have my Air Tank btw.
# Oct 11 2006 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone on Lakshmi server willing to help me get the boots? I'm currently Lv. 62 DRK and I would appreciate it! :D
I already have my Air Tank btw.
# Oct 07 2006 at 8:41 PM Rating: Decent
Just did this with a 71 Sam (Me), 70 WHM, 75 Rdm and 75 Nin. The fight was a piece of cake. Only the nin melee'd while I ran in and out for darkness SC. He didn't use his AoE once throughout the whole fight and we went 1/1 on the boots.
blah...air tank
# Sep 27 2006 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
i've had this air tank since i was lvl 45 going those boots are awesome anyone wanna help a drg lvl 65 on lakshmi get this off my hands? /tell ligh if you want >.>
Moon phase crap
# Sep 22 2006 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
We did 2 runs for the feet armor:

- 1st run @ full moon: 1/7...

- 2nd run, a month later, last quarter moon (60%): 6/8 ^^.

Don't remember setup for first run but pt setup for 2nd was:
PT1: Pld, Rdm, Whm, Brd
PT2: Thf, Sam, Drk, Smn, Brd (me), Mnk

We had the pld solo melee-ing it, and the thf, drk, sam getting TP with Ranged Attacks (Sam with Meditate and Drk with Absorb-TP too.) Then running back and forth for WS.

Bard in 2nd pt Etude the melee, and Prelude for RA.

Workes like a charm =)
I hate Matman so much
# Sep 14 2006 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
So I'm 0/3 on this.....pisses me off.

Anyway, the best PT for this Ive found is something like NIN, SAM, SAM, BLM, WHM. You rly only need 1 SAM, but it would be laughable with two.

Just build up TP on the mobs in the area and then pop. Have the nin engage only and have the SAM's Engage only to WS then disengage after.

Just do Blade: Ten >> TA Gekko and MB ice. rinse and repeat whenever NIN has enough TP. After 4 SC+MB's he'll be dead.
1/1 Wooot!!
# Sep 04 2006 at 10:04 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Just did this Fight Monday September 4th... our set up: 75 NINx2 75 RDM 71BLM(me) killed surrounding monsters I pop and run back and aggro gobin in tunnel behind us.. my sleep 2 gets resisted but RDM's sleep 2 sticks(I waste E-seal trying to sleepga II the goblin).. fight goes on and I cast Drown, Rasp, Frost to help tanks tank =D... goblin stays sleeping for long enough time for me to toss in a T3 and W4, and!,.... help RDM keep tanks alive...Focusing on keeping tanks alive in this set up would be best.. I used stun when that hip press hit and used that 1-2 seconds to cure up tanks with RDM.. fight went really smoothly got the drop im 1/1 on the Rutter boots! Woot!

~Allura on Seraph
Duoing tha Matman!
# Aug 15 2006 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
Me <70WAR/35NIN>, Zagato <75BST/37WHM>, and Vangoh <75SMN/37WHM> decide today to take on the Matman. We get into the fight, clear the mobs around the Showman, I pop the mob. Takes about 9 seconds, 2 Flying Hip Press in a row, Im dead. So the BST uses the Pergatory Bat he has charmed, SMN uses Diabolos to take hate with a Nether Blast, and they start working away it. Bat dies, Carrie is summoned. Diabolos goes, garuda is sent out. BST starts to invis himself and find a new bat, smn rest mp, fight just keeps carring on. After a long battle, the Matman goes down! And what do I get, 23g, woot! 0/1. We go for run #2, same concept, I stand back alittle this time, to not die instantly, eventualy a Flying Hip Press gets me, I go down. One of the Bugbear around the area pops back, they move Matman closer to the tunnel, but it links. Matman goes down, another no drop, and party wipes to the link.
Drop rate?
# Aug 04 2006 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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I am wondering if the drop rate on Rutters has been altered.

Did this last night, went 5/5 on Rutters and 5/5 on Stone.
I promise you, every single time he dropped both.

At any rate, did it four times with a 67WAR, 67MNK, 75RNG, 75SAM, 75PLD, 75WHM, 70BLM, 69DRK, 67BRD, 67PLD. Each fight took about 5-6 mins.

The last time the PLD had to leave so I tanked it. It was hitting me for about 100 on normal hits, Shield was proccing fairly often though, and the SAM had fun, two houred, did Light, and kept hate for a bit. ^_^
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Drop rate?
# Aug 07 2006 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
I don't think the drop rate has been altered as I went 0/2 on him Saturday morning...:(

We went as 75BST(me), 75NIN, 75THF, 71WHM, 75MNK, and 75RDM. On the first fight, the NIN, THF and I were killed by his second Flying Hip Press but the MNK's 2hour plus the RDM/DRK doing Chainspell Stun won the day.

Needless to say, the second fight went a lot smoother. Too bad all he dropped was a stone after each fight.
# Jul 11 2006 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
Did this as RDM/SMN/WHM/BLU/THF/PLD. The fight was relatively easy with Diabolos' Phalanxga so if you can you're goingt to want to get a SMN to tag along; with it the AoE would hit for almost nothing. Other than that theres nothing else I would recommend... the fight really isn't that bad. Also we had a THF with TH4 and we went 2/2 on him.

Good luck~
Not as easy as it sounds...
# Jun 16 2006 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
280 posts
I recommend a single tank on this thing with a couple of healers watching him and him alone. This thing gets TP insanely fast and drops that AoE and everyone is toast with 2 of them. I recommend a NIN tank with every piece of +Evasion gear he can get "solo" it with mage help (stun, flash, and cures) while all the rest of the melee go out and build TP off other mobs and then come back to lay it on him. His AoE does anywhere between 500-800 and he used it twice on us in less than 10 seconds with only 6 people. PLD can tank it as well, but nothing can tank it while it spams that nasty AoE. It doesn't have alot of HP and I am sure the build TP method shouldn't take over 10 minutes per kill or so.

Hope this helps.
# May 26 2006 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
126 posts
Took him out today with THF/NIN(me) BLM/WHM RDM/WHM. We made it look extremely easy. Built TP from the 2Gobs and Bugbear then popped him. RDM grabbed hate and i SA WS'd him to get hate. I had all my evasion gear on and started to take it off as the fight went on. RDM's paralyze stuck extremely well. AoE only did dmg to me, not sure if Mages where out of range or there Stoneskin took damage. His AoE's sometimes went threw damage and sometimes took anywhere from 1-3 shadows.

Also dropped everything(thankfully this TH+1 is working). Thnx to Gildakilla and Tneya for helping me out.
# Aug 22 2006 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
2,163 posts
Gratz Lavo ^^
# May 22 2006 at 2:09 PM Rating: Default
Tried this, died 3 times, deleveled, quit SAM... going to do rdm now...

Edit: Well, I tried this again, I went with WHM(me), WHM, DRG, SMN, PLD, WAR... we kicked it's booteh!
I got my sabatons too! 1/2 on this guy, I'm never coming back here again, unless I'm 75 and a friend needs my help >.>;

Special thanks to Lenia, Takahashi, Yggs, Ramsey, and Elide! ^.^

Edited, Fri May 26 15:28:12 2006
# May 15 2006 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
THF74/NIN37, had 12 people there don't really remember all the other jobs, RDM, BLM, RNG, PLD, SAM, WHM, DRK--- forgot rest ._. anyway, his AoE hit all our melee for about 600~ second time i warned the whm to cure the ones under 600hp first, but she didnt.. lol.. we got 4/5 drop, thats with TH2 lol. we happened to wipe on mine, cuz the samurai passed out << (you owe me an air tank! ; ;) NOT an easy fight if people try to melee it. i'd get some BLMs and a tank + a whm and nuke the hell out of it, since its AoE really, really hurts. he usually spams Flying Hip Press in the beginning, then uses other AoE closer to he end of the battle -- or is that cuz less people were alive? << GL on this, i'll definately try again lol.

Edited, Mon May 15 13:06:12 2006
Won 5/6
# Mar 14 2006 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
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RE: Won 5/6
# Mar 14 2006 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
We started out going into this fight a bit unprepared... we thought we could tank and fight this guy striaght up....after the 2ed AOE in about 10secs of the start of the fight, we wiped. Aoe dmg around 500-1000 depending on the job. Me being a pld, with def up, was hit for about 500-600 each shot, everyone else died. So best way to fight. Have the tank, take the NM over to the corner and fight it alone. We had a Sam with us that just med. on the side and when he got up enough tp, he runs in, we do light sc, and have mages blast away. By this time he usually gos down pretty fast. Either way, ended up with a 5/6 drop at a 11% moon for those who care. Either way, after we started this way, easy fight, took no more then 5mins or so.
not 100%
# Feb 18 2006 at 6:15 PM Rating: Excellent
121 posts
went 2/4 on it today.
# Jan 27 2006 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
75 posts
Went of a "dropping" spree today: 4/4 Personal Record of 5/5 =P yeah, uber luck or SE changed the drop rate to 100%

To be able to repop this NM, you will need to wait 10-15mins after defeating the NM for the Moblin Showman reappears again.
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