Vana'diel Bestiary: Merrow No. 5  

Found in:Arrapago Reef
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
Updated: Tue Feb 16 13:32:23 2010

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Bst Jug Solo
# Aug 11 2010 at 2:47 PM Rating: Excellent
80 bst with 2 sheep can do it with familiar on one, or use of some pet food zeta. I did it with familiar a few times, but got no drop, so went with 2 sheep, and a ladybug to make the kill for drop. I'd say she has TH2 all right.
# Mar 03 2010 at 7:43 AM Rating: Default
29 posts
killed this NM last 5 pops.seems to be a regular 36hr pop for me.never took any notice of besiged....0/5.walk in the park for bst.
# May 30 2009 at 4:52 PM Rating: Good
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Have killed her last two spawns.... Here's what I know:

Killed at 8am on a Thursday, popped at 6:15pm on Saturday. So about 58 hours between pops. No Besieged that I saw was going on...undead or otherwise. Couldn't really tell what caused her to come out. Just popped in front of me after I'd been camping on and off for around 26 hours.

Super easy fight both times. Never got charmed, only hit once I think. Only had one leech die during both fights. Never had to use jug pets. I mean it couldn't be easier NM to kill. Took about 20-25 minutes both times.

I'll probably start camping again in another 36 hours.... Wiki says 48-72 pop time but I've read concrete posts of people who've seen her pop after 36. We'll see.

**EDIT - more info**

So pop times were:
Thursday - 8am
Saturday - 6:15pm (58 hours)
Tuesday - during day? (65 hours?) killed @ 10pm
Friday - 9:30pm (71 hours)

Never really noticed it corresponding with Besieged... seemed sorta random. >.<

Finally got drop on 4th kill... 3rd/4th fights still just as easy. Was never charmed, maybe got hit once or twice all 4 fights, and only had one leech die on me each fight. Passed on ToD to a fellow BST, good luck with yours!

Edited, Jun 6th 2009 6:12pm by rikkuotaku
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Quick and easy.
# Feb 07 2009 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
This NM went down in roughly 20 minutes. Cast Dia II once your pet has hit it a few times and simply keep out of hate range (you can still see the mob, but can't see it moving) and keep using Sic/resting. She cast Foe Requiem VI twice on me, both were blocked by Blink. She never got close enough to hit me, and never charmed me. For a lv 82-85 NM, this thing was a major let down, and I honestly don't know how any bst75 could have problems with this thing. Edit: Still haven't figured out this thing's spawn time/conditions. If anybody has a CONFIRMED find on this, please post it, rumors almost never help anybody. I've heard 60 hours, after Besieged, 24 hours, etc. =/

Edited, Feb 7th 2009 12:51pm by ShivaCrispin

Edited, Feb 7th 2009 12:52pm by ShivaCrispin

Final edit: 1/3, about 1-2 months after the first try. 0/2 solo BST/WHM, got them when a friend came out on THF75/??? and smacked it to activate TH3. For once your lolTH worked Alaik.

Edited, Dec 20th 2009 5:52pm by ShivaCrispin
Took her down.....
# May 02 2008 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
951 posts
BST STYLE! :P Me and Eatonathawhy took her down yesterday duo BST with the leeches there. Fight was super easy but I will say this...she has a SH%TLOAD of HP's. It's actually hilarious, at one point on a dual pet swap, she took almost a minute to squirm her way over to us from her last location because of all the songs she was singing on the way to us. lol Got 248 exp and a water crystal -.-
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Took her down.....
# May 05 2008 at 7:22 AM Rating: Decent
951 posts
solo BST style this time! Not a bad fight solo, JUST LONG AS HELL. 35 minutes all together using the ashakku pets there. She managed to kill 1 of them on me which made things a little harder but not much. She has a TON of HP's which isn't a problem because she's a lolBRD NM. Volunteer Nails dropped along with a water crystal and 345 exp w/o band. Just wish Eaton had been there so he could've lotted on them too. He has BRD job to go with his BST and wants them badly as well. :( Now on to my next NM camp jobs.... Ungur and Kreutzet here I come....hopefully lol.
Khael of Lakshmi
Galka Beastmaster
ToAU 22/WoTG 4- Help Me Out!
Diabolos Fight- Help Me Out!
Pop Timer?
# Apr 30 2008 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
951 posts
Can anyone confirm if this is a timed pop or if she is a lottery pop? Really want those Nails for my BST and THF! -.^
Khael of Lakshmi
Galka Beastmaster
ToAU 22/WoTG 4- Help Me Out!
Diabolos Fight- Help Me Out!
Bst solo
# Mar 17 2008 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
96 posts
this nm is fairly easy i used to fight it as /whm so i could keep dia2 on it at all times (this made the fight much faster then if i was /nin also if you are able to get around the nm and kill the ghost it will make the fight much easier until it respawns anyway i finaly got the shoes after about my 13th kill was a fun fight to ^^
rdm/nin solo
# Feb 19 2008 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
I've been wanting these feet for awhile for my brd, so every once in awhile i would change to rng go to ilrusi atoll staging point and widescan the area to see if she was up, also knowing this NM isnt heavily camped. Late one night i saw her up and couldnt get together enough help so i decided to change to rdm/nin and give it a go.

I have a lot of HQ gear and decent merits. My enfeebling skill sits at 317 with gear. Merrow's are strong to water, but my posion 2 never failed and i also kept bio up. She likes to hang out with a phasma ghost type mob, so the key is to cast bio or posion and slowly kite her to the east until u come upon a jnun where u cant go any farther. At this point make sure DoTs are still up and tank her till she charms you. It isnt hard since she is a bard and sings a lot. Once charmed she will drag you back towards the phasma, but charm will always wear off well before u get there, so put shadows back up and let the bio eat away at her. Once she is close to the phasma or DoTs wear off, reapply and kite to east over and over. Much easier than i thought it would be, also gravity and bind never worked so dont even try, and dont need it since she stops to sing so much. Maidens Virelai is very easy to run out of range from if she is casting it while you are still near the phasma.

Anyways the fight took a lil over an hour, at about 20% i told my thf friend to come out for TH. he killed a leech for tp, and when the NM was at 2% he sneak attacked a weapon skill and the feet dropped ^^.

Fun fight
# Apr 04 2007 at 8:50 AM Rating: Default
a brd in my ls needs these so when its up a few of us goto kill it. usally me (blm) a smn 2-3 nin brd and others. when he charms sleep the melee. also as blm my real job was to DoT cause no effect down spells work (sleep bind grav blind ect). we 0/2 on drop atm
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# Jan 29 2007 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
253 posts
I duod this today as a 75smn with a 71 bst friend of mine, took 30 min with carby and leech kiting, very easy fight we stayed far enough away that we never got charmed.

Nothing dropped and we each got about 200exp
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BST Solo
# Jan 15 2007 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Just soloed this and got the nails. Was a really fun fight. The only real problem is the stupid ghost that's roaming around the corner where Merrow always drags you when you're charmed.
I got charmed about four times during the fight, but that wasn't really a problem. Everytime before switching pets I cast Dia II on Merrow so that it couldn't Regen HP back. And I somehow managed to avoid Ghost aggro. I even managed to fail a charm 4 tmes during the fight and lived easily because Merrow likes to sing so much while she's after me. Would be quite curious to see what would happen to the mob that's beating on me after failed charm if you'd get charmed by the NM.
Pisu, Mithran BST75 BRD75 on Unicorn
Volunteer's Nails
# Dec 27 2006 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
1,267 posts
Just duoed her with another SMN for fun and these dropped:

Volunteer's Nails

Time to start levelling BRD again.
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The most fun you can have with your clothes on
# Dec 27 2006 at 3:48 PM Rating: Good
328 posts
...until she takes them off.
It's still fun then, mind you.

Seriously, if you and your friends are ever bored and looking for some fun one day, go kill this NM. Bring a rdm or two...they help.

I went as rdm with some friends (another rdm,a nin/war, and a summoner). We all eventually ended up naked (Rising Swell combined with not wanting to kill our friends). The Ninja had a katana equipped. The fight went kind of like this:

Summoner sends in Carby, ninja ran in after. Ninja got charmed, attacked carbuncle. Red mage slept ninja, red mage got charmed. Other red mage slept the red mage, woke up the no-longer charmed ninja (Virelai only lasted maybe 10 seconds). And so on. It turns into a crowd-control management fight. Unfortunately, the crowd you're controlling are the people trying to kill it (specifically, when they take a break from trying to kill the NM, and try to kill you instead). I highly recommend that you do NOT bring a monk to this fight.

Naked charmed monks can do bad things to naked mages in a hurry.

On the plus side, the area you end up fighting her has only non-aggro leeches, so you shouldn't have any fears of outside aggro.
Notorious Monster
# Dec 13 2006 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
290 posts

I fought Merrow No. 5 which seems to randomly spawn at G-10 and near the Ilustri Staging Point once you leave the 3 Imp cave. I can confirm that it does indeed use Soul Voice many, many times – it uses a lot of potent songs as well.

I can also confirm that she doesnt follow you or your pet right after you use Heel, she buffs with songs like 8 times in a row, then comes to get you. LOL

It had popped right outside of the Ilustri Staging Point when I saw it, and it hanged out there for a bit before I attacked it. I did a lot of pet swaps on it as a BST solo. It was at like 55% HP by the sixth Ashaku swap, when somehow I drew hate and it Charmed me! After I became uncharmed I was lucky enough that the roaming Ghost was not near me and that Merrow No.5 was looking away. I just ran off to get another pet. By the time I cast Shadows, Charmed an Ashaku and went back to it, it had healed to like 90%-95% Life! It heals super fast.

Also, I guess you lose hate and claim when it Charms you because it didn’t attack me after i Uncharmed (Charm also goes through Shadows btw).

P.S. Always /WHM in this zone!!!!
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Notorious Monster
# Dec 14 2006 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
I soloed this the very first time I ever saw it... no idea what it was. Let's just say I got lucky and didn't know it. I got nothing for drops, not even a crystal, however at level 75 (and no pet xp cut) I got like around 340xp (no xp ring effect either).

It took a bunh of the leeches, 2 CC and 1 Panzy ^^ Every time I've tried to solo it since... I get charmed, and she heals up. I pretty much gave up on it since it takes too long imo to solo.

Does anyone have any idea what it does drop or what it's purpose is? Just a random high level Merrow?

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