Vana'diel Bestiary: Doppelganger Dio  

Found in:Outer Horutoto Ruins
Level:23 - 25
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Detects by Low HP
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

Doppelganger Dio Picture

Doppelganger Dio is a lottery spawn from the place holder Balloon in the Outter Horutotto Ruins. The Balloon spawns every eight minutes with the chance instead spawning Doppelganger Dio, Doppelganger Gog, or Bomb King. He will always spawn behind the left door in one of three positions: (J-6); (I-7); or (G-7).

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good farming
# Jun 16 2005 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
a friend needed the scytche and in 1 we killed bomb king 3 times gog 1 time and dio 1 time drops 1/3 bomb king 1/1 on gog and 1/1 on dio ^^
# May 27 2005 at 8:08 AM Rating: Decent
I Agree with Vindawg. This doppleganger managed to get me down to orange (about 150hp, im a lvl 36 white mage and had a lvl 4 rng on for wide scan). He's also a pain in the **** for the drops as well. i only got tree roots from the first 3 times inbetween 14 balloon spawns. I wasn't very happy.
# May 26 2005 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
This dude is pretty annoying along with the other doppleganger and bomb king. Their not difficult at all just the wait and the balloon space fillers inbetween are very frustrating (Writing this as waiting for another Balloon to pop(using windower)).
Been here about an hour so far, walked in straight away and killed a balloon. Thought "fair enough" i'll wait a bit cause i have nothing better to do. 8 minutes later Doppleganger Dio comes up and i own him with him only getting his Dimentional Death. The sanme thing happened (balloon then dio) but this time he got me down to orange even though i had blink, stoneskin, protectera 2 and shell on. If i didnt cast a second blink i would have died most likely. Dio is much stronger that Gog as proven after 5 straight balloons -_-.

I'm a Whm 36/Rng 04 <--- Rng for the wide scan.
# May 03 2005 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
Chibishini said previously:

"So if you see pops in any other rooms besides those, leave them be to make the NM are spawns happen faster. Trust me it works."

What I'd say to that is... you couldn't have camped these NMs for 3 days and been doing that the whole time because you wouldn't get many pops and you'd go nuts...

Reason being, I ran around killing everything in here, just popping a bolt to each cardian then checking every room and systematically clearing the whole place over and over. In 2 hours I fought Bomb King 3 times, Dio once, Gog twice. (Somewhere around every third mass spawn and the NM would show its ugly face)
Got 1 Bomb ring, 1 Cruel Spear. Neither one I cared about in the slightest, all I needed was the Scythe. So then a little warrior came in to exp and I left all the main room cardians to her, meaning I only killed anything that spawned behind the 14 or so doors. In the next 3 1/2 hours the Bombking spawned once and Dio spawned once, didn't ever even see Gog again.

I think the massive spawning of @12 monsters every 8-10 minutes raises your chances to get the NM pop. I hadn't even seen those stupid balloons until I gave up the main rooms to the warrior. Although I can't be too upset about the balloons, they kept dropping bombarms which meant one dead cardian, one saved bolt.

But the "Don't kill everything" method is a horrible idea. Maybe I moved too fast but geez... I'm not gonna kill for 2 minutes and sit on my butt for 6 minutes, that is ridiculously boring when a bomb ring is only worth 20k and the cruel spear worth 5k on ragnarok... I hope people aren't coming here to make money, that would just be sad XD

Bombking - 1/4
Dio - 0/2
Gog - 1/2

All this as 55THF/15WAR with a 2-leaf bud and 4-leaf bud, both of which I just rather have on me then not and wonder what could have dropped lol.
RE: Dopplegangers
# Sep 27 2005 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
Thats funny cause in the Unicorn sever it worth about 56k at juenno lol.
# Apr 27 2005 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
It's the Bomb that triggers Doppelganger Dio, Gog, Bomb King or Bomb spawn. After 5(?) min one of those will spawn in one of the "hidden" rooms.

Edited, Wed Apr 27 19:49:27 2005
RE: spawns
# Apr 27 2005 at 11:47 PM Rating: Excellent
54 posts
It's actually every 8 minutes, exactly. Camped these things for hours and every 8 minutes after death a Bomb, Doppleganger or Bomb King would spawn. So much fun to camp.
hmm thats interesting
# Apr 18 2005 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
I want to se em in action so im going today after i camp LL
>< eaap
# Apr 03 2005 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
Worst thing that could happen is when you find the Doppleganger Dio and your 12 WHM. It killed me in 2 hits but I came back to get it with my 38 WHM and spanked it with Blink and Banishga. All I got was the Cruel Scythe and Revival tree root as a drop. ><
# Mar 25 2005 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
Enyone know where this entrance is of Sarutabaruta west or east? Please tell me the pos of the entrace and in which area it is.
really long spawn time
# Mar 23 2005 at 9:42 PM Rating: Decent
okey dokey ive been down here for about 4 hrs and all ive been seeing were bombs and bomb king but no doppelgangers for some reason. ive been in everyroom and searched every crack >.< are they like a magical 24hr spawn or something?
1st kill
# Mar 17 2005 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
I got the cruel scythe on me 1st kill ^^ lucky me.
# Mar 08 2005 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Well I was running to Windurst to do THF AF1 and I decided to stop in and see of the Dops were around and sure enought they were. At level 40THF/NIN these guys were too easy. Hell I even walked in on Dio with his back turned. :D

Utsusemi, then SATA, took out about 75% of Dio's HP. He tried Dimensional Death but Utsusemi ate it. Moved to the next room and did the same to Gog. He didnt even get a hit off. :3

Two drops for a five minute roundabout. It was fun.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 04 2005 at 6:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I was lv 42 Black mage camping Dio and Gog im like OMG when dio starts whacking me for 40-50 a hit O_O he uses Dimensional Death right there at the begining so i stun him sleep II and and Freeze it did 954 dmg and killed it and got the drop ^^
RE: Be careul!
# Mar 09 2005 at 1:47 AM Rating: Default
haha i agree there is no way you can have any of those spells as a lv 42 blm... so next time if you are gonna lie please do a little use a little more common sense >.<
RE: Be careul!
# Mar 09 2005 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
WTF...This makes no sense.

If you did have 42 BLM you would not have Freeze or even Stun.

Just for the record I think your characters are B.S.

EDIT: Nevermind, your characters are totally B.S.

Edited, Wed Mar 9 01:04:15 2005
# Feb 17 2005 at 9:52 PM Rating: Excellent
this dude looks badass ^^
I do want that scythe as well
Look out
# Feb 16 2005 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
You have to watch out for this guy, he is tougher then the other. i would try to be over 30 to go after this guy, you would probably be safe at 30 just really weak afterwards

Edited, Wed Feb 16 09:59:15 2005
RE: Look out
# Feb 16 2005 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
I whent as my lvl 32war/15thf and had to 2hr and still was brougt down to 13 hp but i think it was b/c i was using my Scythe and it is not lvled all the way
Cant find Bomb King
# Feb 11 2005 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
i have been there and have killed Dio and Gog alot but i cant seem to find Bomb King is it this mob calld Ballon?
RE: Cant find Bomb King
# Feb 16 2005 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
no, balloon is just placeholder. you'll probably see a ton of balloons before you find the bomb king, but at least there's uaully no one else camping for it.
RE: Cant find Bomb King
# Feb 16 2005 at 9:55 AM Rating: Excellent
Try on Firesday sometime, that is when i got it
# Feb 09 2005 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
I was killing cardians for no reson with my lvl 23 mnk and i found him O.o was nearly killed but i got him with 2 hour no drop exept for revival tree root....
# Feb 03 2005 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
These guys are actually pretty easy to kill. Just make sure you buff before you go in. Like all undead they have the usual weaknesses. Most of the time I fight as WHM/THF or personal favorite WHM/NIN. Buff with Protect, Shell, and Stoneskin and go in swinging. Both do Dimensional Death, which hurts, but Stoneskin can take it and debuff. A coupla Banish 2's and Cure 3's later and the Doppelganger bothers fall.

They only appear in three rooms so camping them is easy as well, even without Widescan. The spawn time is a bit wonky though. One day I went in checked one room, killed the Bomb King, went to the next room.. and there was the Bomb King again. I killed it the second time and it appeared not 10 mins later in the third room again! After killing the Bomb King a ludacristly third time (with no drops mind you,) I decided to rest outside the door furthest to the back on the right side the map. When I opened it to check there was Doppelganger Gog.. After finishing him off and resting again I opened the door again to find Dio. All this happened within an hour.

Another day I camped the ruins with a friend, and we stayed for about 5 hours with only two Bomb King pop, but as soon as my friend left the Doppelganger Dio popped. It really seems completely random.

5/5 Dio
4/5 Gog
1/30 Bomb King
Outer Ruins Loc?
# Jan 20 2005 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
The Outer Ruins are the ones with the "magical gizmos" in the SE corner of Saruta, right? I just went into one of the cracked walls and found a balloon. Am I on the right track at all or should I be elsewhere???
RE: Outer Ruins Loc?
# Jan 24 2005 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
87 posts
The Tower that these NMs spawn in is the northernmost one in East Saruta. It's just to the left of the Tahrongi Canyon zone.
# Dec 23 2004 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
Killed 'im for the first time just today. Got the drop. I must say, there's an aura of hesitation around him. The instant I laid eyes on him it was like time froze until I got myself together, ran in there and killed him. Completely slaughtered him as a 44DRG/22WAR, but my Wyvern was doing more damage than me. o_O
# Dec 11 2004 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
I killed this NM today. He was quite easy with my whm36/thf15. all I need to do was cast Dia to pull it. (making sure i got it) then attacked. cure2 one time.. WS once and then nother cure2 around the end.
No drop but thats ok. Ill try this again tomorrow.
# Nov 22 2004 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
[Red]hey chibi when you got to fight dio, if u ever did, could u kill him because i was gonna farm dio and gog but i wasnt sure if i could kill them so tell me plz

Also i waited for like 3 hours and they never spawed so it kinda pissed me off

RE: dio
# Nov 23 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
What lvl and job r u using to kill dio and gog?
The Map Does Not Lie
# Nov 18 2004 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
124 posts
I've been camping Dio for a couple of days now and I can strongly say that this map is EXTREMELY accurate. What is saying is that ANY of the NM's can pop in THOSE 3 rooms circled. Going down those halls it'll be the door to the left NOT the right. So if you see pops in any other rooms besides those, leave them be to make the NM are spawns happen faster. Trust me it works.
RE: The Map Does Not Lie
# Nov 23 2004 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
U r right about the map being accurate for spawn points but i dont know what u r talking about "to the left not the right" and the nms and balloons ONLY spawn in those rooms.
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