Vana'diel Bestiary: De'Vyu Headhunter  

Found in:Beadeaux
Found at Location:I - 9
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

De'Vyu Headhunter Picture

A brutal Quadav general who’s rumored to have a collection of heads from the warriors he has defeated.

Some/all of the information in this article has been culled from various FFXI guides, and translated by Elmer the Pointy.

This page last modified 2007-09-26 10:08:17.

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Should be easy.
# Mar 03 2005 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
2,918 posts
I'm going to bring my 50 pld up against this guy. I think it will be easy. Just stand there hacking away with my sword and heal myself. Yeah, It will go down. ^^
Soloed him as 62 WHM
# Feb 08 2005 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
Soloed this guy and beat him today as 62 WHM , a Silver Quadav linked and I still lived , killed him too,. he conned as Too Weak .
Easy enough
# Dec 27 2004 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
508 posts
Just killed this guy with whm 34, whm 33, pld 40 and thf 35... No real problems, no one 2 houred even.
Oh, and he spawned at I-10 for us....

Edited, Mon Dec 27 22:10:38 2004
# Dec 20 2004 at 1:26 AM Rating: Decent
as a lvl 50rng/25war i took him out in less then 30 seconds. Used Berserk right off the bat then shadowbound him. after that i delt him a severe *** beating with Barrage, Eagle Eye, and Piercing arrow. had to hit him about 5-6 times with lighting arrows but he was owned.
Stupid Question
# Dec 17 2004 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, most of my high level friends are always to busy to help me with anything so I was thinking about soloing this guy. I am only a lowly 42 RDM/21 BLM, but I was wondering if anyone thinks Bind>>Chainspell-nuke nuke nuke etc. would take this guy down? If not, and you are on Pandemonium server, please help me out. I am getting saddle burn from chocos.
RE: Stupid Question
# Feb 19 2005 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
You would never as a lvl 42 be able to take it down

(Quote from lower down...oops I replied to the wrong thread! lol)

I beg to differ. Unless you mean soloing it, I can prove you wrong.

Headhunter is basically an embarassment to the Quadav race! I've beaten him a few times now, for my own rank 5 item, with my lvl 60 mentor, and once or twice in a PT helping others with the mission.

But recently me and a friend decided to do the Selbina quest. We were lvl 41 RDM/BLM and 42 RDM/NIN, and we took him down without too much trouble! We were getting a little low on health by the end of it, but neither of us had to 2 hour, and we were fine^^ (Or at least we would have been had it not been for the dumb Silver Quad that linked just as Headhunter was dying)

Bottom line though, is that we were 42 or lower, and we took him pretty easily :)

If you ment soloing though, that may be a different matter, although I dare say Elemental Seal + Sleep and a quick heal mid battle may be able to make it...

Edited, Sat Feb 19 19:43:01 2005
RE: Stupid Question
# Apr 08 2005 at 9:41 AM Rating: Excellent
191 posts
He meant soloing.
RE: Stupid Question
# Dec 25 2004 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
He took down my, at the time, lvl 60 BLM at the time. But that was mostly due to five links from the tier 2 and 3 Quadavs... >.>
RE: Stupid Question
# Dec 18 2004 at 3:33 AM Rating: Default
Hey Zonist...dude holla at me i think we can take this guy or atleast we can try..lol. i got my af1 remember i wont be much but hey it helps.....BTW it me Mightmouse bro

i forgot to tell you something at this level it could be all about skills bro...so dont listen to this guys, i mean they might be right but be like me live on the edge
...no ofense to anyone =P

Edited, Sat Dec 18 03:35:48 2004
RE: Stupid Question
# Dec 17 2004 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
No. You would never as a lvl 42 be able to take it down.
RE: Stupid Question
# Dec 17 2004 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
No. You would never as a lvl 42 be able to take it down. Maybe if you got lucky but i had trouble at lvl 54 PLD. Got link and almost killed.
RE: Stupid Question
# Dec 17 2004 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
No. You would never as a lvl 42 be able to take it down.
RE: Stupid Question
# Jan 08 2005 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
378 posts
You might be able to depending on your job. I remember killing him solo at about lvl 45 MNK with my 2 hr.
Monk and Blue Mage

# Dec 03 2004 at 7:47 PM Rating: Default
i kill it a lvl 66 blm/rdm without any gear :p
easy :)

Edited, Fri Dec 3 19:47:40 2004
# Nov 04 2004 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
110 posts
Has about 1945hp. Trio'ed with LS members, easy as hell, though he does hit very hard (I was the 47THF/NIN tank)
# Oct 29 2004 at 7:38 PM Rating: Default
I'm going to go kick his *** as a 55 RDM. Not even going to ask if it can be done, just going to go DO it! haha
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 26 2004 at 1:47 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Solo'd him as a 50DRK/25WAR, with a 30 DRG/WAR (a taru no less), and a 48WHM/BLM throwing up the occasional cure.
RE: De'Vyu = Wimp.
# Aug 21 2005 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
55 posts
with a 30 DRG/WAR (a taru no less),

And just what is wrong with Tarus? :D
RE: De'Vyu = Wimp.
# Dec 02 2004 at 2:53 AM Rating: Good
817 posts
3 people does not = soloing
# Oct 23 2004 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
96 posts
We did this guy a while back for the Magicite mission.
Me (who was 38RDM) and a 40NIN took him on at the time. A 52DRG came to help us, but he ran ahead and attacked him when he only had half HP. The dragoon lost taking about 1/5th of the health off the Quad.
Me and the NIN decided to attack before the quad regened. The NIN kept hitting Utsusemi ichi/ni to absorb the damage while throwing in NIN spells to cause damage (they usually hit 100 or so, which isnt bad on an IT I suppose). I kept the NIN's health up while throwing in the odd nuke (my melee was so useless there was no point doing that). After about 5 minutes or so we beat it. So this guy can't be that hard if a RDM 38 and NIN 40 can kill it together. ^^ Luckily he didn't link any mobs.
not too bad
# Aug 24 2004 at 9:04 AM Rating: Good
1,630 posts
This guy is pretty much a wuss. Me and my whm friend took him, both at 55. I didnt even get to open up with sata because, to my suprise he aggro'd me.

That said he does have alot of hp and the easy prey to a 55 quads around will link. I ended up using my AoE ws to keep hate on me so the whm wouldnt get beat on too badly and it took around 7 mins to kill him and the 4 links that we got but I ended up with 70% hp as did the whm, although she was at 20% mp.

I'd say that a thf at 50 could solo him but not the links.
# Aug 21 2004 at 11:11 PM Rating: Default
hmmmm can a lvl75PLD/37WAR solo these.......hell yea ^^ just wanted to brag I FINALLY GOT LVL75! ^^ and i got my adamen armor too
not NM
# Aug 03 2004 at 4:56 PM Rating: Default
This is not a NM, its just a Named monster.
# Jul 31 2004 at 7:10 AM Rating: Decent
He also drops... the chest keys to this area ^^
# Jul 27 2004 at 5:48 PM Rating: Default
can a 50 DRG/ 25 THF solo it? i can't find help
RE: question
# Aug 24 2004 at 6:11 AM Rating: Decent
As a LV .51 Red Mage. I solo it.You could solo it since you are a war class.
RE: question
# Aug 13 2004 at 11:18 AM Rating: Default
if u cant solo this guy as a 50drg, u r in trouble. i soloed him 2wice as a 40rng.

edit: i guess technically it wasnt solo, i had a rdm/whm with me. but he didnt even engage, just cured me once and cast protect.

Edited, Fri Aug 13 12:22:08 2004
RE: question
# Sep 22 2004 at 6:07 AM Rating: Decent
yeah, but you gotta consider, Ranger are the most badassest there are.... therefore, they make most everything look easy
55 BLM can solo?
# May 27 2004 at 5:42 PM Rating: Default
54 posts
I wonder if I, 55 BLM, can solo this guy. Probably need to buff up and might need to use 2 hr. Not sure. Any ideas?
RE: 55 BLM can solo?
# Jul 06 2004 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
my LS leader killed him for us, he was a lvl 52 SAM and he had about 400/1100 HP left at the end, dont know if that helps since you are a mage class, but I thought I'd share.
RE: 55 BLM can solo?
# Jun 16 2004 at 4:09 AM Rating: Decent
I today, as a 55WHM/25BLM solo'd him, before the battle i beefed with blink, stoneskin, and haste. the battle was tough, he hit me for alot. at one point he got me down to 56 hp and kept inturupting my casts, so i had to 2hr.

when all was said and he was dead... i had about 30% of my hp and like 20mp left over. SOO its not exactly ez with mage class
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 10 2004 at 12:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You dont have stoneskin at lvl 55 blm/27 whm. You would at lvl 56 blm/28 whm though. So, I am not sure I should believe your claim that you soloed him.
RE: 55 BLM can solo?
# Dec 11 2004 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
Well I guess it's a good thing he said 55WHM/25BLM. Try reading first, then posting. It has shown positive results in 99% of the test subjects. (The other 1% were blind.)
RE: 55 BLM can solo?
# Dec 20 2004 at 7:02 AM Rating: Default
29 posts
His point was that WHM doesn't get Stoneskin until level 28... I think you might want to consider not being an *******...

Edited, Mon Dec 20 07:02:09 2004
RE: 55 BLM can solo?
# Feb 09 2005 at 1:07 PM Rating: Good
634 posts
today, as a 55WHM/25BLM solo'd him

You dont have stoneskin at lvl 55 blm/27 whm

See the discrepancy now? Caladbolg was confused when he read the post and jumped to the conclusion that OP was lying.
RE: 55 BLM can solo?
# Feb 02 2005 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
No he was trying to argue against the 55WHM's claim to having Soloed him... by saying that he can't possibly solo him because his subbed 27WMH doesnt have stone skin yet... Sooo. Shush you. :P That was not his point, you only read half of his post ^^ The other half said "I shouldn't believe you" more or less. /bow
how hard ?
# Mar 10 2004 at 3:07 AM Rating: Decent
how hard is this guy to beat ? can a lvl 30thief/warrior solo him ?
RE: how hard ?
# Mar 12 2004 at 8:43 PM Rating: Good
281 posts
from mob description listed right over your post:

Family: Quadav
Found in Areas: Beadeaux
Found at Location: I - 9
Level: 45 - 45

unless you think you can solo a 45 at lvl 30, I would think not.
# Feb 11 2004 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
4,221 posts
he spawns at I-11
RE: info
# Feb 14 2004 at 1:14 AM Rating: Good
No he spawns at I-9
# Jan 02 2004 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
this nm used to spawn every 10mins, but since the last major patch where pop times for NM's have changed (even tho /check doesn't say his strength is impossiblet etc), reports of respawn range from 10-25mins~
RE: fs
# Aug 15 2004 at 1:52 PM Rating: Default
this isn't even an NM, unless by NM you mean "Named Monster"

This doesn't con ITG therefore it's not a notorious monster, simply a named monster, like most of them that just "spawn" that are involved in quests, such as the Spook.
# Dec 24 2003 at 2:15 AM Rating: Decent
Srops the Quadav Charm for m10 2-3 per kill and also can drop Beadeaux Chest keys. He spawns every 15min around L-10/L-11 with spinel and garnets around him.
RE: info
# Jun 16 2004 at 3:08 PM Rating: Default
From the several times this named monster has been killed in the parties I've been in, he has dropped 1-4 keys. So, 2-3 is not right.
RE: info
# Mar 15 2005 at 2:46 PM Rating: Good
139 posts
I'm pretty sure he means the turtle drops 2-3 Quadav Charms, not chest keys.
# Dec 23 2003 at 2:54 PM Rating: Default
360 posts
This might be the same guy that drops the Quadav Charm for Mission 10. I'm not 100% on that, though, as there are a few Quadavs in here with similar names. The three times that we killed the guy, he dropped Charms, but no Jufu.
RE: Info
# Feb 22 2004 at 8:45 PM Rating: Excellent
39 posts
Jufu = Charm in JP.
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