Vana'diel Bestiary: Stroper Chyme  

Found in:Ordelle's Caves
Found at Location:H - 5
Level:33 - 35
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Pursues by Scent
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Fire
  • Strong against Water
Updated: Thu May 17 22:12:26 2012

Stroper Chyme Picture

History of Stroper Chyme

Stroper Chyme was once one of the most heavily camped monsters in the game, back when it used to drop Archer's ring, an item used to make Sniper's ring. However, in July 2005 -- in an effort to thwart the profits of RMT -- SE changed Stroper Chyme so that the monster no longer dropped the Archer's ring. Information on that update, which affected other notorious monsters and items, can be viewed at July 19, 2005 Update Notes.

Stroper now drops the Shikaree ring, ex duplicate of the Archer's ring that cannot be used in recipes.

Stroper can also be found at G-9 and H-10.

This page last modified 2009-08-29 14:48:56.

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# Jun 15 2007 at 11:50 PM Rating: Good
I was soloing 32BST down there, throwing Beetles and Bats at Goblins, when this sucker popped. A bunch of key farmers were killing everything, and I was going to die. Out of desperation, I tried charming Stroper Chyme (he popped on the stairs). It stuck, so I Familiar'd him, and started cleaning house.

It was fun.
Until we meet again... stay gold. *bang*
# Sep 12 2007 at 1:10 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Sep 12th 2007 5:34am by bigbazookas
low on money
# Jan 06 2007 at 11:05 PM Rating: Default
well since im low on money, i cant afford sniper rings... i need these... my balance rings are a little out dated
How do I get up there?
# Nov 28 2006 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
Question: How do I get to the spawn areas? I have searched for the way up EVERYWHERE and can't seem to find it. Help me out!
Got 2 of these today
# Aug 12 2006 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
So I went down here about 2 months ago to try and camp Marbolgaa(sp) and ended up getting a ring off a chyme on accident. At the time I didnt need the ring as much as I needed the space so I dropped it. Went back down today trying to get one since im leveling ninja and managed to get 2 rings out of 10 chymes. Guess I just got lucky.
i got lucky
# Jul 20 2006 at 12:22 PM Rating: Good
54 posts
ya, its a bad drop rate. had friend with TH2 finally and got it after about 20 kills or so. been back several times to get it for a friend and got it within an hour. then the other day came and i was runnin through to do zm5, thought what the hell. killed ol chymey 4 times, waited for 1 pop since he pops in 2 spots up top near the napalms and a little farther back. i went afk while fighting him and then came back to see "you find shikaree ring ..." i was like sweet, now i have 2. i just got super lucky i think. but then i went to kill napalms and got 3 flame degens in a row. my lucky day i guess. btw, i was drg70/war35. and just a little side note, i went back like 2 days later to kill napalms, waited an hour and got no drops so i guess it really was my lucky day. good luck to you all!

Edited, Jul 20th 2006 at 1:26pm EDT by senorwhack
# Jul 07 2006 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
304 posts
I solo'd this as a THF35/NIN17 easily. Just keep shadows up. Sleep Bolt and Sneak Attack whenever possible. Other than that just spam Bloody Bolts like no tomorrow. If Stroper Chyme some how gets you down to no shadows, Sleep Bolt and recast Utsusemi. 0/17 =(
# Jul 05 2006 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
1/18 on shikaree..got on 2nd kill of the night. going for my 2nd right now.
# Jun 19 2006 at 5:57 PM Rating: Default
33 posts

...i dont know if it was luck or just good timing
good luck to everyone else
Drop Rate
# May 30 2006 at 6:48 AM Rating: Excellent
437 posts
drop rate?
# Apr 11 2006 at 10:36 PM Rating: Default

Edited, Wed Apr 12 08:50:16 2006
# Apr 03 2006 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent

I found somthing new to do while LFG :D
Lv. 40 solo
# Mar 05 2006 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
well...i soloed this guy tonight while looking for RSE gear, and I found im and thought, eh what the hell. So me (40DRK/20WAR) and my NPC soloed him, barely. Had to use 2 hour, souleater, and got away with 20 hp out of 828. It's doable at 40...but u gotta be careful.
No drop btw, and Good luck!
........................Kill me?
# Feb 01 2006 at 4:39 PM Rating: Default
102 posts
I am on Ramuh server.. I am currently 1/1427 in a 5 day period.. I am not leaving till the second ring drops. My opinion is do not waste your time on this like I have, you will regret it.
........................Kill me?
# Nov 30 2006 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
1427...? lol? o.o
Are you all crazy?
# Jan 06 2006 at 9:00 AM Rating: Default
636 posts
Once upon a time when Archer Rings dropped...

(pause for sentimental reflection)

...I could see putting up with the drop rate.

But for a Shikaree Ring? Go do the Venerer Ring quest instead. Kill Stroper Chymes if you're here for some other reason, but good grief, don't CAMP this.
Stroper Spawn
# Jan 06 2006 at 8:15 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Fri Jan 6 07:48:54 2006
drop rate
# Dec 11 2005 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
heh for all of you who thing 0/50 or so is bad try 0/374 >_> this guys hates me and doesnt want to give me his ring, much like all mobs >_>
# Dec 02 2005 at 4:51 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, well... to give ya an idea i have killed this ****** 0/176 no drop (still), I ate lucky egg got no drop,
this egg is a fake as this Slime. i have gather 4 stacks of Slime Oils. i went as a PLD60/THF25 TH and lucky egg i was in here all the day without the god damn drop, then got a THF Lv. 49 in my pty, killed like 10 Chymes while the THF was in the pty, I got no drop. Then i went offline like 3 hours and came back to farm it 2 hours more and still got no drop.... well so i told you this to get ya an idea how hard is to get this ****** drop.. Hope it helps ya >_>

Edited, Fri Dec 2 05:07:03 2005
drg solo
# Nov 08 2005 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
Soloed twice as 45DRG/22WAR, while RSE hunting. Both fights were reasonably close. Got me down to 32 HP in the first fight, and to 100 the second time. (I had less HP the first time.)

Hence, a 45DRG with decent gear and 2hr can solo this.
Soloed at 43 :)
# Nov 01 2005 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
Just yesterday,why finnaly finishing Sighned in Blood qst, as my 43Redmage/21 Blackmage defeated this beast 3 times[easy prey to me], no drops but the fight was not what youd call epic lol....Stropers got vines only.
Went into each battle with the following on;Stoneskin,Phalanx,Pro/Shell2,Blink,Blaze Spikes and Enblizzard[Buzzard Tuck big help:)],Regen and Refresh.May have had about 200magic left before started the fight.
Pulled with Slow, then dropped Blind and Dia2, couple of Fires and battle was over:)[didnt need to cast Paralyze, see my post on Buzzard Tuck to know why :)]
Hope this helps other Redmages who wanan come solo or quest here:)
Stroper/Shikaree ring
# Oct 30 2005 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
1/130 on this *******... MEGA low drop rate
and ring is Ex only
ex only
# Oct 29 2005 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
honestly im gonna kill myself with a rusty garuda dagger if another person says it's rare. Its ex only people get it right!
timers locations and what lvls
# Oct 13 2005 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
repop on chyme is 12 mins there are 4 seperate chyme spawns.
1 on the ledge with the false wall leading to the strange apparatus( which requires u to trade a green chip and infinity core for a chance at some rune weapons) 1 on the opposite platform, where the stairway is that leads you back tward the Molboro NM for brown belt quest, 1 atop the stairs (wide spawn area could be anywhere around the area at the top of the stairway. 1 back near the molboro NM usually in the room w/ the 2 bombs.
as far as what lv to come here n solo effectivly.
each job differs in soloability. Dont jud come here and ask bout can I on this job at lv X.
jus get a bud if your 40somthing, and if not wait till your 50 , no job shouldnt be able to solo it at 50. who wants to die on a mob w/ a rare ex drop thats rediculasly rare
new location
# Sep 26 2005 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
i found him at L6 now!
um.. help please
# Sep 06 2005 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
what is the lowest lvl to be to fight kill this guy. Well to get to him and kill him safely?
# Aug 30 2005 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
I was running around to find Stroper chyme "area" and He Pops on the Ledge. I quickly grab him and start pounding away and I kill him and then I see
"You find a Shikaree Ring on the Stroper Chyme"
"Ryath obtains a Shikaree Ring"
Good Luck to everybody!
1/1 /dance

P.S. Now 1/4

Edited, Tue Aug 30 19:26:13 2005
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