Vana'diel Bestiary: Woodland Sage  

Found in:Yhoator Jungle
Spawntime:21 Hours
Job:White Mage
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Darkness
  • Weak against Fire
Updated: Fri Feb 26 23:13:55 2010

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General Information

    • Respawn time is approximately 21-24 hours after its last Time of Death.

  • Immune to Sleep. Susceptible to Bind, Slow, and Gravity.

  • Has a moderately high Double Attack rate.

Woodland Sage's Special Attacks

  • Pinecone Bomb: Single target physical damage with an additional Sleep effect.

  • Leaf Storm: AoE physical damage.

  • Drill Branch: Single target physical damage with an additional Blind effect.

  • Entangle: Single target physical damage with an additional Bind effect.

  • Benediction: AoE massive HP recovery and status ailment removal effect.

    • Denoted by the characteristic mob two-hour animation effect (Circle of effect originates from user).

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# Oct 20 2008 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
873 posts
Well, 65 Monk... Figured I could take him, but a DRK 63 friend offered to come help.
We started the fight, I hit Hundred Fists... And took him down to nothing in no time... Only he suddenly used Benediction, and recovered to full. XD
We came a bit closer to dying after that, but we eventually won.

62 EXP, mahogany log, rosewood log, earth crystal.

Edit - Fought him tonight (Day later) alone. Called my NPC, but she got killed fairly quickly with all the Leafstorm spam.
86 EXP, rosewood log. :\ So yeah, level 60 sounds about right.

Edit again - Killed this thing several times now... Even at 71, the fight could go wrong if I'm not careful. He hits hard, has a decent amount of HP... And of course, uses Benediction.
Still never dropped the darn pole.

Edited, Nov 17th 2008 4:03pm by Aneirin
# Jul 02 2008 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
Fought him for the 1st time yesterday I tend to agree he's not
lv60. Seen him up omw to lvl my lv52 smn, didnt realize he was
sound aggro, was about to free carby kill him, but got aggro then
hit invisble (lv52) can imagine how the rest went lol.

Anyway, grabbed my lv72 rdm headed right bk no buffs thinking
he'd be a powder puff. Wrong! Guy hits pretty good and
double attack he does often, after finding out this and
also that my sleep was useless didn't help any.

20min fight, shaking off my bind spells rather fast
spent most the time playing keep away, trying to get mp
anyway, killed him earth crystal= yay me right..whatever!

who needs his crappy drop anyway lol
60 SMN
# Sep 01 2007 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
I just finished him as level 60 SMN / WHM he took near an hour with benediction at around 45% HP. I would say maybe 80-100 carby calls but just kept Stoneskin and Blink up for every time carby had to get hate again never lost more then 100 HP. Took around an hour I would say and didnt use any Blood Pacts. I had 1 MP a tic carby thanks to Royal Cloak, helped a good deal to keep Blink and Stoneskin.
# Jul 01 2007 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
Solo'd this guy the other day as a 67 smn. I played it safe and used my free carby without use of blood pacts. Took 15 carbies but I killed him without getting hit once. Only got a Rosewood log but he did give me 50 exp.

Edited, Jul 1st 2007 2:54pm by Tilemon
# Aug 30 2006 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
Just got done soloing this guy as 67PLD/33WAR on Asura server. Spirit Taker saved me through this NM. It was mainly hitting in the 40's - 50's but it gets a lot of double swings in making it hard to heal. I didn't even bother wasting mp on Flash. First try I had to zone because I had 2 of my WS miss. I tried to tough it out by using my 2hr but no luck. Second time I was sucessful with only a rosewood log drop and 47 xp. It was still a fun fight and it took about 25 minutes overall. It did use Benidiction the first engagement for roughly 4k. It was a little over half at the time. I'm guessing a 10k hp pool. The second engagement, after zoning, it didn't use any 2hr abilities. I found him by Bloodlet Spring (I-7) in Yhoator Jungle. I hope this helps and gl!
Not a Lvl 60 NM!
# Aug 29 2006 at 2:33 PM Rating: Good
1,124 posts
I ran into him last night as 63 Ninja/BST. No WAY he is lvl 60. I tried blink tanking him and he was eating my shadows like candy, and he hit me HARD. I wasn't doing much damage in return. So, I grabbed the local pets and was throwing those at him. I ran out of pets in that area when he was @ ~80%. When I went to go grab another pet from the outpost area, he lost aggro and regened, so I just gave up since the drops suck anyway. He has to be closer to 70-75.
Not a Lvl 60 NM!
# Dec 12 2006 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
I second that. I'm a BLM/RDM 75 and he still resisted Sleep II (with the appropriate gear and capped enfeeb and merits).

Edited, Dec 13th 2006 3:32am by Eaglon

Edited, Dec 13th 2006 3:32am by Eaglon
big tree's fall hard
# Aug 29 2006 at 4:13 AM Rating: Decent
was skilling up some, and got tired so was headed to OP in yhoatar jungle, saw this guy there, i don't know if he spawns around there too or not, someone coulda zoned to temple of uglypee, but then that is kinda far from the OP. anyways, i was half dead, and never faught this thing before, so i just did hundred fists, as 75MNK/37SAM, got off 4 WS's, 3 from 2hr and 1 from meditate sorta, it only does 60% as sub =/

didn't do anything much to me, i coulda saved 2hr, and i think i killed him too fast for bene to get popped off. oh well, no drops too.

# May 11 2006 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
This NM was pulled on Hades server tonight by someone, who took it right to the EXP zone and dropped it there.

Took out our new resident RMT Smn's. And about 30 others. GJ whoever done so.
# May 11 2006 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
This NM was pulled on Hades server tonight by someone, who took it right to the EXP zone and dropped it there.

Took out our new resident RMT Smn's. And about 30 others. GJ whoever done so.
# May 11 2006 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
This NM was pulled on Hades server tonight by someone, who took it right to the EXP zone and dropped it there.

Took out our new resident RMT Smn's. And about 30 others. GJ whoever done so.
# Mar 26 2006 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
Took this down just now as 67rdm/nin, he did Bene for 6k... unlucky me, but enfire and dual wield rocked, 16 dam pr weapon made a great add. Always debuffed with dia2,poison2,para,slow,blind did not use chainspll or convert. Hes WS's aint to be fear'd really, and he's acc sucks imo. Missed about 3/4 on me with evasion+25 at that point. He hit me for 60-70dam with only prot4 and phalanx up.
lv60? Heck no >.>;
# Jan 19 2006 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
1,210 posts
on my way to mine in Ifrit's Cauldron just now when I ran into it, knew it was whm mob so I expected bene and didn't use any buffs on my rampages as I was expecting to be low on hp after he'd Bene.
After about 3 minutes I had him at 55% hp and he bene'd for 4.9k hp, so I would estimate himt o have aprox 10k hp.
I was at 900/1400 hp up til then but I hadn't been paying much attention to shadows, only putting them up now and then.
After bene I concentrated on shadows til he was at 50%, now I was at 800/1400 hp, 2hr + berserk rampage took him to 30% hp, next up did warcry rampage and got him to 10%, now my log didn't say he used hundred fists, but for some reason it seriously seemed like it, maybe constant haste at low hp?
Anyhow, he started hitting me fast and I couldn't keep up with shadows anymore so it was all about getting the most damage in first between us, fast forward about 30 secs, I was at 108hp and he was dead, dropped a rosewood log and mahogany log and I got 28 limit points. Now I'm not 100% sure about this, but most lv60 mobs I can remember do not give me any limit points at all <.<
Can be solo'd by a 69 BST easily
# Dec 26 2005 at 1:09 AM Rating: Good
1,395 posts
Solo'd this tonight as a 69BST when I was on my way to Ifrit's. Took a while to wear him down but not too bad. Maybe 15 minutes since it used Benediction. I used FunguarFamiliar which hit for 100+ damage. I used Coeurls and Crawlers which hit for 40-50 while I waited for my Call Beast timer to reset so I could call another FunguarFamiliar. Even the lower level mobs in this area that I used as Pets had absolutely no problems hitting this NM. It used Benediction when it was almost dead. I didn't check the chat log to see how many HP it regained though. I probably should have so I could've had an estimate on how many HP it had.

Overall a very easy fight. This guy is a joke for a Lv60 NM, it just has a lot of HP. I even got aggroed by 3 Gobs when I tried to rest MP behind a rock and still won this fight easily (although 1 dropped his Bomb and blew himself up very early so that helped), so he's not that bad at all. I'd say when the Coeurls are EM or lower (Lv51 I think) to a BST that this NM could be solo'd, maybe even sooner than that. The crawlers went down pretty quickly though which would not give a BST time to rest MP if they used only those. It would take a couple of hours and it would be a difficult fight, but no more difficult than Aquarius in the low to mid-60's. This NM moves so slow, it's like he's been hit with Gravity and it's very easy to keep out of range of it's attacks. Just keep throwing Pets at it, rest in the tunnels away from aggro, keep Blink up (and Stoneskin if you're Lv56+ BST/WHM and don't try to charm anything when there are linking mobs nearby and you'll be fine.

I only got EXP for this thing and no drops. 43exp with my EXP buff.
# Dec 02 2005 at 9:29 PM Rating: Default
I solo'd it as RDM66/WAR33.
Soloable by SMN67 :)
# Oct 26 2005 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
222 posts
Was on my way to Ifrit's cauldron to pickup 1700 exp or so to get to 68 and I see this big tree. Check it and i'm like ooo NM. So I automatically attack it and then ask my LS what it is. Only person to respond was a 75pld who said it was easy. :) lol

Anyways, I didn't know aobout benediction so I was kinda ripping it apart with eclipse bite. Then bam benediction for 3608... sooo then i had to start using carby and kite the hell out of it. Hit me pretty hard a bunch of times, knocked me down to 127 hp at one point. In the end i beat it. With 524/639(several cures needed after getting hits) and exactly 1 mp :D lol had just enough mp left to cast carby and poison nails it to death.

Dropped 2 rosewood logs. :/
oh, also, got 50 exp :)

Edited, Wed Oct 26 19:02:10 2005
# Oct 23 2005 at 8:38 PM Rating: Good
1,892 posts
My GF killed it last night, 72 exp from it I think she said, no drop, and used a hell of alot of pets to take it down. From what I heard (or lack there of), it didn't Bene once, or I would have been hearing not so nice words about the mob.
# Aug 27 2005 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Can be solo by a lvl75pld with Rdm sub using Staff as main weapon.

Spirit taker will be your best friend.
Bene not 100%
# Aug 01 2005 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
68 posts
Just killed him with LS after he killed me, No drops, but he never even used Bene, either. so if it's a fast kill, he won't do that, apparently.
24 hr?
# Aug 01 2005 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
Is this a 24 hour spawn?
easy as pie
# Jul 11 2005 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
Just took this on with thf 68 and rdm 68. i tanked, rdm buffed it and then DDed it, kept shadows up the whole time, it didnt even hit me once i got the first shadow up. it bene'ed for 5k hp, but otherwise was really easy. used PD out of spite, i probably didnt need to.

dropped 2 logs and the pole. easy as pie.
2 easy
# May 13 2005 at 8:07 PM Rating: Good
63 posts
you guys make him out to be way 2 hard. i soloed him easy as a 72thf i had blood bolts on me but didnt need them, tanked him full on utsusemi: ichi. benediction makes it out for a fairly long fight but in the end i just got the 3 logs again not worth the effort 10k,7k,7k wooho paid for my shihei and oils.
This guy is no joke when you solo
# Apr 29 2005 at 3:32 PM Rating: Default
Doing some fishin' today at the pond in Yhoator when I see some Tree-type monster pop. I check him and he reads "Impossible to Gauge."

Now, keep in mind, I was fishing with 75 BRD/BLM that had about 1/2 max HP from fighting off fished up monsters and only about 100 Def. from fishing clothing onry. I'm thinking nothing to worry about... since at Lv. 75 I am far above anything in this area... I was wrong.

He sees me and starts to attack me. This thing WILL aggro a level 75, so I'm not sure that he is really level 60 as it says in description. Well, he hit me for 150ish and needless to say I went down faster than a <insert funny **** joke here>.

I MUST HAVE REVENGE! So, back in Jeuno I gear up, get a tele-Yhoat, and head back to the pond. I arrive and he's still up and unclaimed. So, I buff and start to fight.

Let me tell you, Tree's are no joke. Especially Tree NMs. They hit hard and fast. Even with full DEF gear and eatting DEF food he was still hitting me for 50-100 on my 75 BRD/WHM. I slowly got him down to about 1/2 HP and to my surprise he busts out Benediction!! Ohnoez...

So, I zoned into Den of Rancor with the tree following me and regain my HP/MP. I zone back out and there he is. Start to fight again... fastforward 30 min.... I win, tree looses.

I think anyone with a decent understanding of how to solo with his/her job can take this guy. But, I won't lie. He was VERY HARD for me to fight as 75 BRD. I could see where a lesser player could have died very easily.

At battle's end I recived:

2 Rosewood Logs
18 EXP. (If I got 18 exp at 75 I dont think he is really Lv. 60)

RE: This guy is no joke when you solo
# Feb 27 2006 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
178 posts
I thought anything a BRD solo's is hard... >.>
30 minutes
# Apr 22 2005 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
i consider this to be one of my finest accomplishments in the game thus far:

i just soloed him as a 57nin/war.

was on my way to I-7 to try and solo my ninja AF3 when i see this foo just chillin there. i asked the LS his level and drops. they say i will get owned and he drops some dumb pole.
anyways i went to pull him to the little tunnel there but i aggroed him, a pug, and a gob so i zone all the way to the cauldron. thank god for ninja af boots.
i zone back in after healing up and he is right by zone, he moves very slow apparently. paralyze, blind, slow, and poison landed just about everytime so this wasnt a hard fight. he hits for 120-180 but only got me about 4 times total. he used benediction for 3791 and i almost gave up but figured id keep goin. NI elemental spells did about 80 damage and i hit for about 20-25 each time.
took me almost 30 minutes but i beat him with 421/982 hp left. i used 1 hi-pot but obviously didnt even need to.
he dropped a rosewood log and the pole.
that pole will remain in my MH forever as a trophy of a great battle which i am very proud of.
White mage??
# Feb 18 2005 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
965 posts
Ok he uses Benediction, healed him to full when fighting him but I could almost swear he went hundred fists on me at one moment.

I attacked him kind of stupidly at level 68, although I was soloing him quite well for awhile, all of a sudden though it just started swinging frantically at me one after another. I'd get utsusemi up and it would be gone a couuple seconds later.

My party caught up to me right as I was nearing iminent death (I could have zoned easily but what can I say i'm semi suicidal). After we killed it we got two mahoghany logs, was slightly dissapointing.

# Jan 28 2005 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
315 posts
This guy is a WHM ... used Bennediction for over 4000HP @_@ ... didnt drop anything >_<
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