Vana'diel Bestiary: Ruby Quadav  

Found in:Qulun Dome
Job:Red Mage
Level:69 - 70
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Truesight
  • Detects by Sight
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
Updated: Wed Aug 24 01:01:17 2011

Ruby Quadav Picture

Can see through Invis and Sneak.

This page last modified 2007-09-25 13:50:32.

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Ruby is Ez
# Jan 17 2005 at 12:44 PM Rating: Default
603 posts
Well if anyone wants to practice for rdm maat, then this is your guy. He also drop the testimony, however you will only be able to pull the one in small room (solo). The ruby in the larger room is to the north of the room and if you pull it, you get the whole room on top of you. If you have a large group then you can clear the room and take him out.
The ruby is the small room is soloable and highly sleepable. Just use the old sleep/nuke routine and you should be ok. Will take a few mins tho, but he is the only ruby there, so no rush. It also good parctice for maat. In addition you might get some drops. I got a ruby and shell IV on the first kill. Well that was 30k gil right there.

After you have killed the ruby, you can farm the other quads in the room (usually 2) for some nice drops.

If you are really looking for a testi...I would go to the temple of ugg or sky if you can. I heard the drop rate in sky was very high, I am not sure if they are soloable tho. I went to temp of ugg too, drop rate sucked but the pots are sleepable. They are alittle harder than the ruby's coz they attack so fast. I went there with a few friends. I was lucky.
# Jan 11 2005 at 3:51 PM Rating: Good
297 posts
maybe they should put True sight as one of its flags..heh..next time i guess ill read the description >.<
# Nov 17 2004 at 6:01 AM Rating: Good
4,324 posts
I soloed him tonight to get my RDM Testimony. Dropped on second kill. I killed at level 67. He isn't that tough, you just have to be VERY patient. Even though he is based on Water, I was still using Water 3 (my biggest spell) for the damage... 90% of the time it hit full.

Second time was much easier as I got him right on the pop before he could buff. If you walk in and see them all standing there, and you need to solo him the pull is pretty simple: Run in, cast Stonega on all of them (to strip his blink), then sprint for the zone with your target still on him. When he nears the zone, stick Sleep 2 on him and zone out. When you come back in, the others will retreat and he'll be there asleep. You may have to do Stonega > Silence > Sleep II to get him to run at you. With Blink and Skin up you should be ok, but hey this is dangerous work ;)
# Nov 03 2004 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
for those who do genkai 3 , he does aggro on sight, i just did mine with a buddy, so make sure u have his back to u when running thru the room ^^
RE: aggro
# Nov 09 2004 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
124 posts
He doesn't aggro on sight, rather he has what is known as "True Sight", that is, Sneak and Invisible will not work. You need to wait for him to be on the other side of the room in order to safely get by. The same goes for the adamanking and a couple others in the area. There are a number of monsters in the game that you simply cannot sneak and invis past. ; ;
rdm testimony
# Oct 26 2004 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
224 posts
I got my testimony yesterday from this NM, i got it on my 6th kill(i shell4 and rubies from previous fight). I Soloed him with the silence > nuke > sleep > aspir strategy, just keep blink and stoneskin up all the time. Just pull him next to the zone, to avoid link to other quadavs and just in case you get into trouble you can ran away easily and zone back in.

Edited, Tue Oct 26 09:56:34 2004
My experience
# Oct 21 2004 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
259 posts
I (RDM 70) was able to kill him with a LV 70 PLD last night after a few tries. Straight up meleeing him to death was slow and silence kept wearing and he'd cast Bio3/Fire3/Blizzard 3. He also hits pretty hard (he hit me for 100-150 a hit).

What we ended up doing is basically having me do all the damage via Aero 3 nuking and have the PLD just try to keep hate off me. The basic pattern was Sleep > Nuke > Sleep, stoneskin/blink and rest a few ticks. The PLD would Flash/provoke whenever it was up. Using this pattern we were able to take him down relatively easily. Only had time to kill him once last night, dropped 45 gil and that was it :(

I'm going to try soloing him using that same method. Should be relatively easy, just need to make sure silence and sleep stick.
RE: My experience
# Oct 21 2004 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
259 posts
Just killed it with ease using this tactic. Pulled with paralyze and cast quick spells so strip blink, then sleep, dispel his shell, silence him and nuke then sleep again. Med a few ticks, aspir then nuke > sleep. It's important to keep blink and stoneskin up so you can get your casts off. Took a while but it wasn't even close. Scroll of Shell IV this time :(

Edit: after about three hours, and 5-7 kills (he has a 20-25 minute pop window) I finally got the testimony. Oddly enough I killed a Sapphire after this (second one of the night) and got a BLM testimony. I guess testimonies are like coffers in that they drop in pairs.

Edited, Fri Oct 22 12:05:36 2004
Easy Kill
# Oct 04 2004 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
I killed this yest afternoon to get my RDM Testimony. Lemme say that hes a pushover. We had three people, me [70 RDM], my fiance, 65 RDM, and a 65 WHM friend.

He was still hard to hit, as I was missing quite a bit, and he buffs ALOT, so Dispel is key here. Debuff him, keep him silenced and you should not have a problem with the lvls described above or a balanced 60+ pt. He is water based, so go Thunder nuke happy for exta damage.

He dropped my Test, and Shell IV 1st kill.

Edited, Mon Oct 4 11:48:18 2004
# Sep 27 2004 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
me and a few buddies of mine were doing the 60cap and the blm had sneak up and got argo from this bad boy, my ls told me that they argo through sneak/invis so dont try to get by them unless they are far away :P. and in the room where the ??? was, there was another ruby quadav and a adaman quadav! lucky they didnt argo :)
Ruby got whooped
# Aug 17 2004 at 4:47 AM Rating: Decent
149 posts
Party lvl 57-58n (Paladin, Dark Knight, White Mage, Red Mage, Ranger, Ranger), and we took him on yesterday, and let me tell you this, we had a harder time with the Platinum Quadav we pulled first.

The only thing that got me (the Tank) a little bit worried was that he constantly kept casting spells left and right.

Only dropped a couple of crystals too, the cheap-skate.

RE: Ruby got whooped
# Sep 07 2004 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
lmao he has to be the easiest lvl 70 NM. i soloed him at least 30 times at lvl 70 rdm for my testimony. Its easy battle plan: pull him sleep II, dispel, aero III, and maybe thunder II, then repeat. He never resist sleep lol.
Also worth notting he doesnt drop anything worth diiing for hes for rdm testimony only which is a very common drop.
RE: Ruby got whooped
# Jan 16 2006 at 3:55 PM Rating: Good
30 posts
as XacoTaru pointed out water IV is quite valuable. i have a few blm friends that would love this spell and they wish it was as cheap as Xaco posted. as of 5 minutes ago it sells for 1 mil on carbuncle.

i was trying to finish G3 solo as 57rdm/28blm when i came up to the ruby quad. a 70+ thf came up behind me, followed by a 65+ rdm (checked gear both were anon) they invited me then they decided to attack this thing. the thf didnt need any help from the rdm at all. even the tier 3 spells only did 100 dmg or so to her. the rdm warped about halfway into the fight leaving me and the thf. she toasted it and lost a total of 300 hp the whole fight. as soon as the ruby quad died.. she warped leaving me with a ruby, shell IV, and my rdm testament. the two said nothing at all.. not even when i sent them tells. they disband right away so i assume they just wanted to help me. thank you angelp and darkappel.

Edited, Mon Jan 16 14:57:18 2006
RE: Ruby got whooped
# Dec 13 2004 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
104 posts
He does drop WaterIV, which is a fairly expensive spell. Its about 230k on Ramuh, and thats about the same for the other servers from what I'm told. WaterIV is a fairly uncommon drop, but not necessarily a rare one. I'd say probably a 10-12% drop rate on WaterIV, maybe a little less.
RE: Ruby got whooped
# Aug 27 2004 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
Killed Ruby in a Testimony pty last night, 67 PLD/WAR, 64RDM/BLM, 63WHM/BLM, 63PLD/WAR. Slept it about 4 times to rest, its buffs and cures suck >< fun fight but only 3 water crystals dropped, and hardly any gil ><
# Aug 13 2004 at 7:42 AM Rating: Decent
i'd love to see you SOLO him close to his mob level before you all go blab about how easy he is
Can see through sneak
# Jul 10 2004 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Caution This quadav can detect through sneak.
# Jun 29 2004 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
PT Of LV60 and we Raped it.
Only Dropped Water Crystal.
We Seriously killed it in 1-2 minutes or less.
For being a lv69-70 NM we were fairly dissapointed.
Clearing the room was a bigger Challenge :P
How we got by him.
# Jun 01 2004 at 7:57 AM Rating: Good
1,453 posts
We brought a Ninja along to help during Genkai III. He subbed WHM for Reraise and cast it on himself before the four of us attempted the run past Ruby when he was far enough away from the tunnel to just barely squeak by.

Unfortunately, Ruby moved and attacked us, bringing 2 links along with him. 3 of us made a break for it, grabbed the crest, and Escaped while the Ninja distracted the quads that attacked us long enough for us to get the spell off. He Ran them to the zoneline and blew himself up with Mijin Gakure. When the quads wandered away from his corpse, he reraised and zoned out.

It was a noble sacrifice. ; ;
Not hard at all
# May 13 2004 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
140 posts
We killed him last night with 12 members, all 59-61 with one at 65. We completely destroyed him. The hardest part is pulling, as he's surrounded by other quadav. Forunately we had a summoner, and with carbuncle pull it wasn't an issue at all. Dropped a Ruby and a Kindred Seal. He's a red mage type, with tons of buffs, and loves to dispel, but a balanced team should rip right through him.
# Apr 29 2004 at 5:23 PM Rating: Default
235 posts
I owe this guy one cause he killed me while I was doing Genkai 3. Gonna have to extract my revenge some day.
# Feb 02 2004 at 4:59 PM Rating: Default
whoever finds one of these will have quite the battle on his hands even at level 75 im sure
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