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Vana'diel Bestiary: Doppelganger Dio  

Family:Shadow
Found in:Outer Horutoto Ruins
Job:Warrior
Level:23 - 25
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Detects by Low HP
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
Drops:
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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Still Looking
# Nov 16 2004 at 2:49 AM Rating: Decent
The night of my last post I camped Dio for 2 hours, and nothing. I went back the following day and camped for a littl while, and nothing. The other night I camped for 5 hours and not a single NM poped. I went by one day, because I want to log out in the ruins, and as soon as I opened the door I seen Gog, killed him quickly with my 32 RDM/15 BLM. Got the spear. On my way to sell the spear I seen Spippi and got her too, but no drop. Next day I logged in and awoke in the ruins, shortly after I seen Gog again. Killed him even faster. Camped for another 2 hours and nothing. I want to Dio, but he is nowhere to be seen. I will continue my search until his scythe is mine.
nm experience
# Nov 14 2004 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
In my opinion this dopple is harder than gog. Ive killed this guy more times than i can count and i should have got 3 scythes but ive had a bad experience with 1 drop>< (dont care to discuss it) so solo i can say i got 2 myself. Any info on this guy ive covered in the bomb king section so refer to that please. Btw dopples r 1 of my favorite nms:)
doppleganger
# Nov 14 2004 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
last night i hunted them for 1hour and didnt find anything,. the next morning i logged on right infront of gog. i had to use 2hour and almost died and didnt get the drop. but then i went with a friend and killed dio and the bomb and got both dropps. the map is wrong, they pop anywhere. i killed gog where this map says bomb is supposed to pop. The tower is in east sarutabaruta and it is the very northern one, the one closest to the top

30thief/10ninja
Too Many Stories
# Nov 12 2004 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, it first started as a BLM26/WHM13. I wanted to get bomb ring, but instead, saw Doppleganger Gog. I was like "Holy Crap! The guy looks so scary!" I tried to take him out with stone II, Fire, and Blizzard. I used my two hour, and I tried to bind him. All of a sudden:

Doppleganger Gog ues Dimensional Death.
Hocapoca takes 214 damage.
Hocapoca was defeated by Doppleganger Gog.

That pissed me off so much that I died. The next time I tried to fight this piece of crap for my revenge was 30. I go inside hoping to find him and within 15 minutes, BAM! There's Gog again! I was in the middle of casting to finish him off:

Hocapoca starts casting Stone II.
Doppleganger Gog uses Dimensional Death
Hocapoca takes 174 damage.
Hocapoca was defeated by Doppleganger Gog.

OMFG! WTF? Damn that pissed me off. Finally, today I tasted sweet revenge. Not on Gog, but his little gay-assed brother, Dio. I whooped his *** so bad:

Hocapoca uses Manafont!
Hocapoca uses Elemental Seal!
Hocapoca starts casting Blizzaga.
Hocapoca casts Blizzaga.
Doppleganger Dio takes 250 damage.
...

In the end I killed him and got the drop. Such a waste of my freakin time. I could have done some farming or hunt a better NM. Well, revenge tastes good
Respect
# Nov 11 2004 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
I have come to respect the doppleganger brothers. After reading the horror stories of how cruel and deadly they are, I decided I would like to meet them in battle. As 28 RDM I went with my 26 WAR friend to greet these two. However, after 2 hrs of camping the area, we gave up and went home. Luckily no one on our server seems to camp these guys, so I am going back tonight as 30 RDM. I want to see these two, they seem to be a worthy foe for my level, and I would be proud to have fallen in battle before them. If by chance I kill them (and get the drop) then I will only be that much more proud. Just thought I would share my feelings.
Ishtar 0/2
All those gay Yag NMs 5/5
Bigmouth Billy 0/1
Currently hunting Dio and Gog.
RE: Respect
# Dec 13 2004 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
Dude.. Big Mouth Billy doest drop anything.. Just the Steam Clock for the Quest.. Just thought i would tell ya.
RE: Respect
# Jan 24 2005 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Umm yeah, you must mean Bernie, because Big Mouth Billy is a NM worm in East Ronfaure.
RE: Respect
# Dec 23 2004 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
Uuuuh...you mean "Bubbly Bernie", right?
???
# Nov 10 2004 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Could a 29 rdm/blm kill him? i want the cruel scythe for my 18 drk

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18drk(main)/10thf(sub)/9war/29rdm/15blm/5bst
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ronnie
# Nov 02 2004 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
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HOLY DIVERRRR!!
No drop!
# Oct 31 2004 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
i killed dio 3 times , gog 1 time, and bomb king once in the past 4 hours. no drop =( pretty fun tho and i got some nice screen shots too!
what ever
# Oct 30 2004 at 12:14 AM Rating: Decent
can a lvl 24war/8mnk take the dio with no probelm or use the 2 hour thing or well i need to be at lvl 30 and up to kill plz send me a email or something my email is [email protected] thanks bye
RE: what ever
# Nov 01 2004 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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there's not much chance of you being able to take on what would most likely by an em mob at 24 even with you 2 hr.
RE: what ever
# Nov 01 2004 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
so i can or i cant kill the nm?
RE: what ever
# Nov 02 2004 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
My answer would be no but that's your decision to try or not. I was a 30 RDM when i started to take this one on and have died a few times and also killed it many times. Dimensional death will rape you if you have around 100 HP left that's the only thing that has killed me (besides my crappy connection one time). But like I said it is your decision to try or not.
where?
# Oct 21 2004 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
wich tower is this i want to kill these things but i cant find them :(
Smoked by this thing
# Oct 18 2004 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
I went into this part of Horutoto as a lvl 7 Galka War to farm low level Cardians and maybe get some light crystals. I already knew that Bomb King was in here (thankfully he didn't aggro), so I wasn't opening any alcove doors. I was healing on the east side after killing some Cardians and decided to see if I could detect anything beyond the cracked walls. Suddenly this thing steps out RIGHT THROUGH the closed wall and hits my Galka for about 130 hp. Dead in one hit. Then he walks back through the closed wall again--very rude.

I will get my revenge.
43thf looking to kill 3 nm
# Oct 18 2004 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
what are the oddz of a 43thf/11rng kicking all three of thoese nm *** from here to hell and back just courious
RE: 43thf looking to kill 3 nm
# Oct 21 2004 at 8:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'd say if you can't kill them at level 43, then you should quit.
dopplegangers
# Oct 05 2004 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
I camp this place regularly, cuz of the rather quick spawn time, but I've gotten 1 drop (cruel scythe) out of about 13 nm fights(4 against bomb King with no drop). I am a 32 sam/8 rng and none of them even come close to taking me down, dio is the hardest though.
Yakamo
heh
# Oct 02 2004 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
X.x funny story behind my encounter with these guys i was hunting down the bomb kingX.X andi happened upon gog who i thought was a Damn Elvaan it dint occure to me that he was not another player till 2 hits later...and i was dead...uhg the moral of this story is that pone should gt vengance quickly becasue these guys wont spawn for me now
Gonna kill this bastard
# Sep 30 2004 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
I'm gonna put this guy and his friend out of their misery once i hit 35 PLD (31 now)
strange
# Sep 26 2004 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
if it is a warrior and the scythe is only usable by Dark knight how is he using it?
RE: strange
# Sep 28 2004 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
They use whatever weapon they please. the ranger uses a great sword...
RE: strange
# Oct 31 2004 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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and theres a smn in a castle that uses a scythe
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why i camp them
# Sep 23 2004 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
i dont really camp these things for the drops.......i dont really need the money or anythin its just that i love to kill shadows! /fun V_~_^


39drk/19mnk
RE: why i camp them
# Nov 27 2004 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
what is that supposed to mean? anyway i need that scythe so bad, im a 19 DRK using a Plantreaper ;o; i cant freakin find the scythe in Sandy(Shadowspawned) or Windy(Smeagol). i think that i can buy it in Jueno...i shud move Smeagol to Jueno since i dont use him to mule my stuff, just to check the AH and for his safe space...
Below 30 solo....i wouldn't recommend it
# Sep 23 2004 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Went back last night as a 28Rdm/14Blm and I put him down....barely. I had 25HP left he had about 90 HP and I had regen on still and wasn't sure how much longer it would stay. He misses his last 4 swings at me. I almost pi$$ed myself. After his first hit I hit him with a critical and landed my next 3 and bam...***** goes down. I ended up with about 45HP and 4 MP left and I start with 420HP/249MP. Tough fight...def wouldn't recommend going after him until lvl30
Going back for seconds
# Sep 22 2004 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
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My last experience(a couple posts down) was explained in too much detail but could also give a better idea for those who are lower then level 30 and are curious if they can take him. I went down as a 24Rdm/12Blm. I've read all the posts on this guy and the Gog so I was somewhat prepared. Killed a couple bombs and then bam...Dio pops. I had protect,shell,regen,blink,blazespikes, and enthunder ready to go. After reading everyone elses posts about how many times he dropped Dimensional Death made me feel kind of lucky. He hit me with it twice. Fortunatly the first was soaked up by my blink spell. Unfortunatly the second time was when I was casting fire on him to kill him when I had 5 HP left. It was the closest fight I've had yet on the game. He hit me on average for about 30 with critical hits upwards of 59-65HP(onaverage). I had full Beetle Armor as well. Only good thing that came out of this fight was that my roommate (28Blm/14Whm) and another LS member (28War/14Mnk) were in a party close by. My dead corpse laying there as they come strolling in. They have about two seconds to prepare after they open the door...Dio comes charging out at them. War throws down with 2hour while my roommate tried to maintain consistent heals in between nuking. Needless to say...they owned him something fierce....and they got the scythe.(should've been mine..lol).

With that aside, I'm planning on makeing a return trip tonight as a 28Rdm/14Blm to try my luck. So to those who wonder if a sub 30 lvl can take them...I'll post back and let ya know. :P

Edited, Wed Sep 22 12:34:52 2004
/cry
# Sep 19 2004 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
He kiled me today, and I was prepared to fight him and everything. and he hit me a bunch of times for 30-50 damage, and Dimensional Death 2 times ... that was all it took. I deleveled and everything. He hits hard, take that warning seriously, cause well, I didn't read all that before I fought him :( now I have to go back all the way from Jeuno /cry guess I'll go do that now!
Be smart, lvl first.
# Sep 18 2004 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
I am Camping this guy for a friend, Rng/Thf, so i pull up widescan and see him. never fought him before so not sure what to expect other than "he hits hard" that i read in this thread.

so.. as I am running to him, the lvl 22 mnk that i have seen running around here also, falls in behind me. I open door, and since i don't have Voke... I go to use steal instead, faster than bow delay thats for sure.. well mnk/war run around corner and barely gets voke of first. he gets hit hard and starts running away. I'm thinking he's gonna zone it now... so I follow him. Mnk is constantly getting hit for about 50-55 each time, mnk not fighting yet.
He takes him almost to the center of the map where his 26 whm/blm meets him. so I decide to watch and see if they can kill him together. Whm casts cure III on him, mnk uses 2 hour.

So I think, maybe they can take him. then Dio uses "Dimensional Death" which hit the mnk for 221 pts. then about 15 sec later again for like 158. (whm had protect and shell up at this point)
Dio has about 1/3-1/4 life left, and he hits a critical hit of 107 on mnk, and mnk dies. (he was hitting Dio for 18 dam each hit if anyone cares to know) he then hits whm with dimensional death for 155, at this point whm wants me to help.... whm gets hit one more time and dies.
I'm down here to get the drop... i'm not going to help someone else get it... heh.

3 times in a 1 minute fight Dio used Dimensional death. and hit like 3 times for criticals of 100+ and constantly hit for about 50ish.

I am lvl 32 rng, and took the last 1/3 life from him in one shot, got tree root... he hit me once for 30.

take that into consideration if/when you fight him. Do not come down here to fight him below 30 solo. and in a group, i would think you would need to be at least on par with him to have any chance... this guy does hit hard, and often.

Bout time for another spawn... Damn, another balloon. :(
awesome
# Sep 06 2004 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
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that picture is SICK!
Doppel Dio
# Sep 06 2004 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
I went there yesterday trying to kill Bomb King with my lev 15 WAR and met him without knowing his levels. He killed me in 2 hits! :P
What do you think?
# Sep 03 2004 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
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To respond to my own post. No a 24Rdm/12Blm can't beat him. LOL. I just tried. I was soooo very close. But when I had only 5HP he decided to nail me with Dimensional Death and that was the end of that. Good thing my 2 buddies from my link shell were close enough to get there and put him down and get the scythe first time. :)
Revenge
# Sep 01 2004 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
Oh Yeah i just got killed by this thing while i was hunting the bomb king I Hate You I will get you Back lil Man you are mine
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