Vana'diel Bestiary: Simurgh  

Family:Greater Bird
Found in:Rolanberry Fields
Found at Location:D - 11
Secondary Job:Bard
Grants Title:Simurgh Poacher
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Wind
Updated: Sat Nov 8 06:06:16 2008

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General Information

Simurgh's Spawn Location
Simurgh's Spawn Location

  • Respawn time is 21-24 hours after its last ToD.

  • Has a draw-in effect.

  • Will "Rage" twenty minutes after it is first engaged unless it is killed first or all players with hate are killed or leave the zone and Simurgh's hp regenerates.

  • Grants title: Simurgh Poacher

Simurgh Special Attacks

  • Feather Barrier: Self target Evasion boost. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Scratch: Single target physical attack with additional Blind effect.

  • Giga Scream: Single target three hit physical attack.

  • Gliding Spike: Single target physical damage with additional Knockback effect.

  • Stormwind: AoE Wind based magic damage.

  • Massacre Elegy: Single target strong Slow song effect.

  • Horde Lullaby: AoE Sleep song effect. (Circle of effect originates from spell target).

  • Mighty Strikes: All melee attacks performed by Simurgh will be critical hits for the duration of the effect. Denoted by the characteristic mob two-hour animation.

Historical Information

In Persian mythology, the Simurgh is a giant bird like creature described as being peacock-like, with the head of a dog and the claws of a lion. Though it is large enough to be capable of lifting and carrying off elephants and whales (see Roc) it is largely considered benevolent in nature.

Linked at times to the mythical Phoenix, the Simurgh is said to be so old that it has seen the birth and destruction of the Earth three times in its lifespan.

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# Apr 07 2008 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
camped very day since march 08 update killed all but 3, claimed all but 2.... in these 3-4 weeks have goten 3 trotter boots, 2 ingots, currently we were 0/13 since last drop.... late pop poping in last 30 min... 1 brd shows up... gets tod, next day him and 2 of his friends camp. claim, get both boots and ingot ><, on side note, not hevaly camped, or either were runing all comp off. Some small things i have noticed.

1) likes to pop either close to zone, or on ledge side (awlays spawns withing 5.0 to water.

2) usualy pops within 1H mark, not always just usualy, in our experence if dosent pop in first hour it has poped in last 20 min. It CAN drop 2 boots in a row, in fact we went 0/9, got 2 in row, went 0/2, got 1 pair, then 0/13, then comp got there boots.

3) drop rate is around 10% on the Trotter boots, and around 5% on the ingot, vile elixer, reraiser, and arcana breaker are all 100%
sexy boots
# Apr 04 2008 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
Have killed this guy probably 15 times we have gotten 4 boots and nothing else besides the crap drops it always drops. For those who are still trying keep at it you will get them they are great boots, I can go to sky without sneak and just hit the tele before they catch up
Facking Trotters
# Dec 22 2007 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
So.... Me and my been camping this thing for the past 2 weeks besides Maint. and So on but.. i got mine 1/1 on simmy sure luck is all that was. But we have still been camping him for other members currently 0/14 and not even a ingot >.> did they change some drop rate that they never told us or does that D.Ingot just not drop any more. Last time we got 8 Kills and 2 ingots and 3 boots now 0/14 on everything cept for the same 3 BS drops.. if anyone has heard anything please reply. ty
# Dec 06 2007 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
Has anyone read on clopedia that it says a 75 thf can solo it with difficulty. is this an absolute and complete lie? Does the THF have to have like +50 EVA, jack o lantern or sushi, and maybe a Tactics Pearl with 65 WHM? I just want to know so that I might have the courage to try and solo it if it is indeed possible.
# May 10 2008 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
SE changed this NM without announcing it, during an update sometime in DEC 2007. I used to solo this NM as THF 75, just brought a few high potions, kept poison potions on and wore evasion set up. He used to hit really weak (40dmg) and soloing was very possible. After the update I claimed him a couple times and he beat my *** in 60seconds... His attack speed, damage and accuracy was greatly increased!!! I continued to camp for a week after that update, and every time it popped it seemed like it was already in rage mode! FK SE for making this NM harder.. I was so close to my damn boots back then, now half a year later I still don't have them because I must beg friends to come camp/kill it with me...
damascus ingot
# Oct 07 2007 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
im 95% sure this no longer drops damascus ingot since they made trotters rare ex.

ive seen this drop since. 1/51 lol

Edited, Nov 28th 2007 12:28pm by Xellith
damascus ingot
# Nov 12 2007 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
Simurgh, does indeed, still drop d. ingots. having claimed him 6x this week & wiping once ( trio'd 1st attempt ) on the 5th claim/4th kill the d.ingot dropped. turns out that 6 was my lucky number. trotters fell and i was one happy ranger. thanks to everyone that helped when they were able to. the window hrs were insane but people still made themselves available.

Special thanks to...
Faren ( * & Farens Ls mates )

*** Keep trying squeak, one day you and your vokebotting friends will get lucky ><

Edited, Nov 12th 2007 3:59pm by Crylan
damascus ingot
# Oct 12 2007 at 2:09 AM Rating: Decent
Yes, it still does. My LS killed it today and it dropped. 1/4 on boots though... We killed it w/ only 5: Me(sam), 2nin, blm, and a whm. Second time I got claim this week too ^_^.
To Hokay
# Aug 30 2007 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
Ok man, i dont know what's up with u but, when i was camping this nm, i lost claim 1/2, the 2nd 1 it poped like 15 mins after window started, we only had 3 ppl the me (nin 75) a rdm/nin lvl 75 and a mnk/nin 75, well the fight was pretty easy, infact the other ppl that were in the way from C.Nest to R.Fields, while they were crossing zones we killed the bird b4 they arrived was pretty easy i would say it has like 30k or 40k of HP, we got the drop, ty to Koeing and the ls Veritas
now i can pull a lot faster and running around, those are awsome boots
Drop Rate
# Aug 12 2007 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
I been Camping this NM for about 2-3 Weeks on and off w/ LS we are 6/17 on Boots if that helps at all.
# Jun 06 2007 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
aaaaahem.... ok, first off this NM is a pain in the *** if you dont actually have experience in fighting him already. so i'm going to do my best to explain it instead of boast about it. First off his evasion is NOT that of a 75 NIN, it's above his god big brother even. His accuracy is something you really cant help either. As 75THF/NIN tank i dont have my evasion Merited yet but i imagine it wouldn't make too much difference in this case considering he almost never missed.
Setup was 75THF/NIN, 75RDM/NIN, 70WHM/BLM, 56BLM/WHM, 75SMN/WHM, 75SAM/WAR.

SAM wasn't much help considering i out DDed him because his accuracy blew. Frankly the 56BLM did more than he did. I took most hate and controlled it with a combination of SA and then TA + WS on the RDM/NIN.
I dont know where someone got the idea he has 25,000-30,000 hp but he is definatelly more around 80,000-100,000 hp.
This isn't an HNM for no reason. He also has the notorious ability of "Rage".

We originally wiped, without the SMN there. but i imagine if we had another BLM around 56 or greater we would have been fine. There over the THF + RDM combo works great for tanking but as soon as he starts hitting those rage timers you might as well kiss your sorry butt goodbye.

@20mins after claim, Rage I- All stats and skills are doubled. (dangerous to let it get to this point.) *Haste included*
@40mins after claim, Rage II- All stats and skills are tripled. (This wipes full alliances FAST, do not let it get to this point.)
I've seen a video where the allowed this NM to rage for 2 hours, I've dont know the steps that rage takes after 40mins because I've never done it myself. but I imagine he has at least one more level or Rage where everything becomes quadrupled. Fyi, he was two shotting 75PLDs and damn near one shotting 75NINs with blinks down.

Best of hunting.
Help with NM
# Apr 21 2007 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
Hello, i'm on Caitsith and i need Trotter boots, please send me /tell if u can help me, for reward ofcourse.
Hopeless msg, i know, Don't think any1 will help me, but i'm tired of trying getting help on these...so decided to post here...
Please help me, Thank you, Char's name Drakonus
# Apr 03 2007 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
309 posts
Light Crystal
Arcana Breaker
Damascus Ingot
Giant Bird Feather
Strider Boots
Trotter Boots

Vile Elixir
Trotter Boots =O
# Mar 16 2007 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
some LS friends of mine camped this after the march 7th update and killed it for the next 3 days before i got my trotter boots.there was a few RMT there,maybe 3-4 per pop, saw them get the claim on day 2 and they kited it for too long and got owned by the rage timer. the rage timer seems to be 20 mins, and you have to wait for it to go back to 100% before it cools off. good luck and happy hunting everyone.
I got lucky
# Dec 26 2006 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
I was camping ToD solo today, when my BRD friend came and offered to keep me company. He popped, and there was NOBODY camping him, so we got some linkshell friends to come, while the brd held him with sleep. Anyways, it took about 10 minutes to kill him, party consisting of BRD/RDM/BLM/NIN/THF/BST. All crappy drops :(
# Dec 23 2006 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
190 posts
Just got Simurgh yesterday, pt of 6, though I was a little late waking up and just getting to CN when he popped and my group claimed it over the rmt's. Setup was 75rdm/drk (me), 71rdm/blm, 75bst/whm, 75war/nin, 75thf/nin, and not sure what the last guy was but I think 75nin cuz he was going to camp Xolotl for kote after Simurgh.
Ok, admittedly we're almost all 75 and people have beat this with a PT (not alliance) of 70's, but still this was insanely easy. Took me about 5-10 minutes to run thru CN, and he was already down to 2/3 hp when I got there. The biggest problem was his evasion, so I asked (while running CN) if the 71 rdm had dropped gravity on him, maybe he had, maybe he hadn't, but when i got out there it's the first thing I cast. War was using GA with steel cyclone and raging rush, and I suggested he throw out a full break every now and then.
Now here's what blew my mind, just in case, I threw out an absorb-agi, and with rdm's gimpy dark magic it stuck! so during the fight i spammed that and absorb-vit and -mnd (for enfeebs) whenever they were up, never resisted any of em. (75 rdm's dark magic caps at 200 even with AF and no other enhancements).
He was also (for me at least) easily silenced, for a bard type bird, never resisted that either, and the other debuffs stuck just as well. Ok, so I'm 75, this is still supposed to be an HNM isn't it?
So after blowing my mp catching up to PT with evasion down magics and refresh, hastes, stuns (the other rdm was mostly doing what healing and dispelling was needed, tho I threw out a few dispels too), I convert, within range of his aoe's but I don't die so, lucky me XD
Throw on a cure 3 then drain him for 189 hp, consistently, whenever it's up. This guy is just too weak to dark magic, although he can't be aspir'd.
all-in-all, fight took about 20-25 minutes total. Not sure if he uses benediction like Roc does, but he sure didn't yesterday.

*sigh* arcana breaker, 2 crys and a feather :(
Garuda Server;
Mithra; 75war,thf,bst,rdm(retired), 70drg, 66rng,nin, 62mnk, 51pld, 42drk, 40cor, 37smn,sam,blm,whm,dnc,brd,sch,blu,pup
Taru; 32dnc, 30war, 26nin, 19mnk, 16thf, 16drk, 10whm, 10rng, 8bst, 8blm

If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
Simurgh = 30 Bird
# Nov 24 2006 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
I just learned that this guy is from Persian Mythology, he helped out a famous warrior named Rostam, (who's like hercules except...persian...) and his nmae means 30 birds in 1 and he had magic healing powers and burning one of his feathers summoned him to help Rostam

# Aug 30 2006 at 2:40 PM Rating: Good
Didnt Bastion Wish for this in the Neverending Story II ?
# Jul 29 2006 at 6:05 AM Rating: Decent
408 posts
Saw it die last night after getting asked to help someone who had claimed it with too few peeps. I'd say its about the same difficulty as a Jurik at mamool SP, if your pt can take them it can take this.
How strong.
# Jul 18 2006 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
How strong is he compared to Roc and Serket?
well, well, well...
# Jul 15 2006 at 3:48 AM Rating: Decent
hmm one of the flags say that this links....what adds could there be besides RMT's?
But can he be slept?
# Jul 01 2006 at 4:52 AM Rating: Decent
Just curious if he can be slept. Would be helpfull if i could claim and sleep him wile waiting for LS to arrive. Thanks
But can he be slept?
# Jul 02 2006 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
2,918 posts
It doesn't matter if you could sleep him or not, if you stall him long enough for backup, he will turn to rage mode.

He will be like a God on crack.
But can he be slept?
# Jul 04 2006 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
:) I appreciate the response, but in all due respect thats not quite what I asked.....
But can he be slept?
# Jul 11 2006 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
Why yes! Though all normal Giant Birds are completely immune to Sleep, this HNM one is not! So feel free to camp it all by yourself, Sleep it, and wait for your LS to come help you once you claim it.
# Jun 16 2006 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
what is the spawn time on this thing
# Jun 05 2006 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
766 posts
We had about 10 people out to claim this guy the other day. The only other LS out there was an RMT LS... ONE GUY in our LS went afk and Simurgh popped right in front of him and the RMTs got the claim. Such is life in FFXI >.>

Edited, Mon Jun 5 01:43:20 2006
Spawn time
# May 17 2006 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
What is his spawn time can anyone tell me
# May 08 2006 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
"You find a pair of strider boots on the Simurgh"

funny lil Simmy
# May 06 2006 at 11:19 PM Rating: Default
I had a funny time when I camped this thing alone...as a pld 67 just for tod.It pops and 2 thfs tryin to solo and end up callin for help...this is where the fun starts...:
Simurgh drops to lower lvl and hes running back and forth slappin people...I am crazy...I had boots on so I could flee I voke like a ****** and try to get it to Jeuno..hes hittin too hard so I flee and get far away..come back and hes runnin around almost gets to Jeuno but truns around and goes all over Rolanberry...I am still yellin at my ls to come..they still workin and doin other stuff so I run after Simurgh and hes running fast as hell so someboy dies and he loks at me because I still have hate on me...so I Invinciple and it goes off and I die tryin to get to Jeuno..I awake in Jeuno tell ls I died and dlvled so I get about 4-5 people to come to me and we got a grp ..we get upto Simurgh and hes claimed by Darkhearts same grp that had him runnin wild I believe...I dlvled but I still think its funny til this day at lvl 75 ima actually get it to Jeuno and do crazt stuff...worth a try
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