Vana'diel Bestiary: Gurfurlur the Menacing  

Found in:Al Zahbi
  • High Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Truesight
  • Appears during Besieged
  • Based on Fire
  • Weak against Water
Updated: Tue Jun 2 06:49:15 2009

Gurfurlur the Menacing Picture

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General Information

  • Timed spawn behind a three-key door around the (K-11) area on the second map of Halvung.

    • The Woodtroll and Hilltroll Elite Guards do not share hate with Gurfurlur the Menacing and can be pulled away from him.

    • Gurfurlur will recall them almost immediately if they are killed.

  • Appears to be weak to Blunt damage.

  • Has a Draw-in effect.

  • Grants Title: Troll Subjugator

Gurfurlur the Menacing's Special Attacks

  • Haymaker - Frontal cone AoE physical damage with an additional Amnesia effect.

  • Arcane Stomp - Self target Magic Damage absorption effect. (Effect cannot be dispelled).

    • Any magic damage dealt to Gurfurlur while Arcane Stomp's effect is active will heal Gurfurlur rather than deal damage to him.

  • Head Snatch - Single target physical damage that reduces target's HP to roughly 10%

  • Incessant Fists - Single target five-hit physical damage.

  • Sledgehammer - Frontal cone AoE physical damage with an additional Petrification effect.

  • Pleiades Ray - AoE Magic damage with additional Paralysis, Blind, Poison, Plague, Slow, Bind, and Silence effects.

    • Gurfurlur will not start performing Pleiades Ray until his HP drops to roughly 20%.

  • Hundred Fists - Self target Attack speed increase (Effect cannot be dispelled).

    • Denoted by the characteristic mob two-hour animation.

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Remorans gone wild!
# Nov 19 2007 at 6:46 AM Rating: Decent
444 posts
Level 8 Troll Mercenary Besieged last night and our server managed to bring down both Gere and Gurfurlur... with no special items, cutscenes, or rewards (damn you, you lying Moblin!) I'd have been happy if they let me smuggle one Revitalizer out of Al Zahbi for BCNM usage but oh well ^^ The only bonus I saw seemed to be a slight expand IS bonus of about 500 and 1000 (resp.) since I earned 2470 exp and about 3000 IS from a lvl 8 Besieged, which is a bit outside the norm.

One thing I didn't see posted about this ugly **** on this or other forums is that when he drops down to about 10% health he starts spamming an uber-nasty AoE attack, Pleiades Ray, which does about 500 damage, inflicts just about every single negative status ailment short of Charm (Slow, Paralyze, Curse, very strong Poison, TP drain, Stun, Silence, etc.) which lasts for a very, very long time. Definitely handy to have a WHM with Benediction available in your PT for this one ^^

edit: now with name of AoE!

Edited, Nov 19th 2007 9:57am by Beltenebros
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# Dec 19 2006 at 3:53 AM Rating: Default
Awwww, I sent Pikko a pic of this mob awhile ago, guess he decided not to use it. It was a good pic, too...
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# Sep 04 2008 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
Worst. Title. Ever!
17,302 posts
kittyrikku wrote:
Awwww, I sent Pikko a pic of this mob awhile ago, guess he decided not to use it. It was a good pic, too...

Pikko is a woman :P
Can't sleep, clown will eat me.
# Nov 30 2006 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
what's the reward the goblin offers for killing this guy?
# Nov 25 2006 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
Gurfurlur the Menacing uses Arcane Stomp.
Gurfurlur the Menacing is Magic Shield.

diff look at the NM
# Oct 31 2006 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
I have a better screengrab :D ... and yeah .. hated him too >.<


The one above looks doctored with the shadows off . But lag in the new area is just wasteful to any real-time play.
NM notice
# Oct 23 2006 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
79 posts
This guy doesnt absorb all Magic cast on him, he actually takes a great deal of damage from Drain, which seems to be the only "nuke" spell that can harm him.

A level 50 BLM cast Drain on this guy and did 150s without Elemental Seal, I (level 71 BLM) cast it and Drained 200~250 from him without Elemental Seal. I suggest the first thing you guys do, now that Beseiged gets new items, go RDM/BLM use Chainspell + Drain till all your mp is gone (and use MP potions or Wizard Drink given for Beseiged) when your Chainspell fades, use the "restore abilities potion" that comes for Beseiged (i forget what it's called) then repeat till this guy is dead.

Last Beseiged, after alot of convincing (mostly by me spam casting Drain), I got 4 RDM people to do this, he was down to 50%hp so fast ...lol

Do NOT use Elemental Magic, or waste MP on any other spell on this guy, it seems Drain does the best damage, so spam it.

Using this drain strat, you can do damage to him before any other NM in Beseiged is dead.

Please OP, sticky "Weak vs. BLM and DRK Drain spell", cause we really got to pass on how to make this guy die fast.
# Oct 03 2006 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
This asshat!! I remember falling MANY times to his HF...I remember some friends and I almost had him, then a RDM started Chainspelling and a few BLM friends were warming up some Ancients and he used Arcane Stomp and all of a sudden, my HF was useless and he broke me like a malnourished puppy...Sad days.
# Oct 02 2006 at 2:24 PM Rating: Default
i hate him -.-
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