Vana'diel Bestiary: Lamia Deathdancer  

Found in:Caedarva Mire
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Truesight
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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Solo at 70
# Sep 28 2008 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
94 posts
Just soloed this today as BLU70/NIN35.

Took three tries; on the first try I didn't even know what the ??? was for and was surprised when a Lamia popped claimed to me and proceeded to give me a fair kicking. I always use a RR item when travelling through the mire anyway, after dying in a safe place, I RR'ed up and thought about my spell set. She attacks annoyingly fast so I though if I could sprout smack/sandspin her, I might have a chance. So I set up like that, RR'ed up again, and clicked on the ??? again.

She popped, I sprout smack/sandspinned her and azure lore, damage spell her straight away. Slow wouldn't stick at all (I tried a few times) and I never got the "blahmob's accuracy down effect wears off" like you usually so after sandspin wears. So, I ended up getting her down to about 50% before I died.

Ok, by this time I was a little peeved and was determined to beat her. I remembered how I soloed cannonball earlier this week and decided to give it a go like that. So I set Soporific, Yawn and clear mind 2. This time I popped her, went straight in for CA frenetic rip, then head butt/utsu ichi til she got all my shadows down and I had some time before recast. Then I BA yawn, which was resisted, so i went for Soporific which stuck nicely. Then it was just a case of rinse and repeat - when you sleep her, make sure to run away from her a bit because if you rest near her and she wakes up early, she'll have two of your shadows down before you're even on your feet.

For food i used a taco and mostly had cocoon up If I managed to stick 2 consecutive full duration Soporifics. Watch for Mature Treants - not sure if they aggro but if you stick to the wall heading back towards the Jnuns you should be able to stay out of aggro range.

Took about 20 mins on the time i beat her {about an hour overall) and was good fun. I never really leveled BLM or RDM before so am a bit of a stranger to sleep nuking, but I'm excited to see BLU can do it too!

Good luck to whoever decides to do this solo, and have fun ^^

By the way, She's 70+ because i got a sword skillup and am about .3 away from cap.
# Jun 03 2007 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
is this something we can solo? for a lvl 75mnk?
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