Vana'diel Bestiary: Sozu Rogberry  

Found in:Temple of Uggalepih
Found at Location:G - 8
Spawned using:Flickering Lantern
Level:65 - 66
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Light
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

Sozu Rogberry Picture

Apparently, an adventuring Samurai named this Tonberry on a whim, but the details are unknown. 僧都 (souzu) is a Buddhist priest

Some/all of the information in this article has been culled from various FFXI guides, and translated by Elmer the Pointy.

This page last modified 2007-10-04 22:09:18.

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# Feb 03 2006 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
My story:

after being 0/20 i somewhat gave up on camping him for a while, a long while. Few months later got 75 bard, then 66 nin and ppl in my ls needed some help on a few items. Got a bit tired of exp so i said sure, my friend is almost 100 cooking and needed the katana for cooking skill+3, so we're camping the nm wich seems to have the same pop requirements as rogberry, i believe it was sazberry. Anyways i stay for about an hour and every1 else left, i decide to check on Rogberry but he wasnt up, yet no campers >.> So i run back and i see a nin getting chased by Sazberry but somehow didnt link the entire map, he was 2 rooms away from pop area, so i claim and hold him, i knew as 75 thief i had no chance against his mijin gakure, so i kept sleep bolting him until caledor (DRG) and trazzalene (THF) show up to help, a nearby nin was friendly enough to help as well, after it was down to about 50% everyone unloaded on it, in about 2 secs is life went down to 5% and he never 2hrd but no drop.

Since we were there we decided to hang out at rogberrys camp for a bit, thf needed test and what better way to get it. it was almost exactly 1hr after killing ph's that rogberry popped (coincidence?) yet drg was the only one in the room, me and other thf went coffer hunting, so we flee back and start pounding on him. took secs to kill and finally 1/21.

Cant thank my ls mates enough for ur help and long hours of camping. And to all of you camping this thing, good luck, happy hunting and if and when u do get this, the rush of the drop is impossible to gauge. ^^
# Jan 18 2006 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
0/1! But I'm not surprised. Solo'd as a 75DRK/NIN with Adaman. Easy to kill, just when you see
"Soze Rogberry readies Throat Stab."... start running!

Edited, Thu Jan 19 18:00:15 2006
6 Months Later...
# Jan 08 2006 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
0/108 now, its just a joke how easy he is to kill now, I'm killing him more for sport and seeing how high my counter will go. I outpull anyone who doesn't bot with ease, and from my observations he is a 1-16 hour pop. Three of my kills have been 16 hours apart, with me watching or seeing every placeholder Pursuer. Do I have a life? Not since I entered this hole. Funny I paid SE about $100 to sit in a dank room covered with mold and some annoying boxes in the middle for an item in a video game that I didn't even get yet. Gilbuyers probably would have bought enough money to simply pay someone for it for $100 and save themselves 6 months of grief. But I have this thing about getting what I have legitimately and its biting me in the butt lol. I have watched numerous people go less than 1/20, with two people going 1/2. I suppose I'm just killing all the crap Sozus so people can get their knives haha...I suppose the one benefit of all this is that Gold Beastcoins are going for 500k a stack now. At this rate I will end up buying my own knife, provided I stop leveling BLM.

Edited, Sun Jan 8 02:08:57 2006
RE: 6 Months Later...
# May 23 2006 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
139 posts
Don't give up. I finally got mine last friday night after many months of camping during my free time. Getting this knife is a great moment for thief (those that actually camp stuff and refuse to buy it that is). Good luck to you.
RE: 6 Months Later...
# Jan 08 2006 at 2:05 AM Rating: Decent
Btw, I have a much cooler pic of my Bartholomew Knife going off on Sozu that could take the place of the current pic ^^
god dammit
# Dec 27 2005 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
438 posts
I was on vacation last week and go straight one week of camping this sucker for about 16 hours a day. 0/19 on him so far, and none of the times that I didn't claimed dropped. This bugger better be nice to me!

/rant off
It dropped!!!
# Dec 18 2005 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
i got mine on Dec 16 2005, 1/14, so i consider myself really lucky. Altho i went lots of times for 8 hours to see just one pop wich i didnt claim. Anyway, i'll never go camp this for money, only way i'm going back is to help someone.
Feel like ima throw up
# Dec 17 2005 at 2:03 PM Rating: Default
1,137 posts
Me, Beau, and Zerocool have been camping this guy for awhile now...I am 0/30. Anyway, A thf came in and was camping against our team. He was there for 1 PH. Sozu spawned, Beau got to it first but was stunned, the other thf got claim. Well well well, knife dropped for him. He is 1/1. Without even 45 mins of work he has the knife with a 1/1 record, and my 150 hours+ gives me 0/30. Where is the justice? To top it all off, Beau has been up for 27 hours+ camping this guy at this point. ; ;

Well, at least a thf got it and not the gilsellers. I should just keep tellin myself that...

Edited, Sat Dec 17 14:04:53 2005
RE: Feel like ima throw up
# Mar 10 2006 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
zomg i sooo feel your pain there is no justice to this game at all
RE: Feel like ima throw up
# Jan 12 2006 at 10:55 AM Rating: Excellent
83 posts
Beau and I have been cmaping while you take your break from it. Beau is now 0/70.....
# Dec 04 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Good
26 posts



I finally got this lil' punk to drop his knife.


Now the question is should me and my friend sell or hang on to it and run one of our thiefs to the level to use?
RE: FInally!!
# Apr 20 2006 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
399 posts
Sell it so that you both the the benefit.. I'm 0/1 on this as of today lol.
Drop Rate
# Nov 23 2005 at 2:20 AM Rating: Good
28 posts
This guy has a nasty Drop Rate. if you have gotten a drop under 20 kills your extremly extremly lucky.....THF75 on Caitsith name dGhostfacekilla has been camping this guy for about 3 months now, hes got all the good stuff, Millioaires desk, lucky egg, mandy bud.. etc etc.....well currently he is 0/92. to be quite honest people who say they are 1/1 or w/e i dont believe it, ive helped Ghost camp this guy and im o/7 helping...everyone wish GFK some good luck :)

awesome pic =P
# Nov 22 2005 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
I think this the best pic on ala ewww big nasty wort lookin things on his cranium =/ idk maybe he got hit with a shovel o.O

Edited, Tue Nov 22 18:10:46 2005
Inside the room, only pop?
# Nov 21 2005 at 11:26 PM Rating: Decent
172 posts
Camped for 6 hrs today and both pops I was there for were inside the small room. Is this the only or most common pop spot for him? 0/1 on those 2 pops. Stay away from the Stabbers, the Persuers are the PH and I dont recommend fighting the nin types. Jubaku and Dokumori are a pain and they seem to rip through shadows much faster than Sozu himself does ><
RE: Inside the room, only pop?
# Nov 28 2005 at 1:17 PM Rating: Good
362 posts
From what I've read and my own experience, the placeholder will always pop in the hall outside the room, but Sozu will always pop somewhere inside the room.
It does drop dried mugwort
# Nov 21 2005 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
150 posts
I just now got dried mugwort :\ that and tonberry coat
sozu jerkberry
# Nov 21 2005 at 8:14 AM Rating: Decent
ok i been caping this jerkberry for a while now 0/57. ive seen many coat and lanterns from him. i never seen that mugwart before but just a few min ago i got the mugwart or w/e. but now it says it drops a scroll??? i highly doubt that. maybe it does but i was under the impression that for a mob to drop a scroll, the mob itself would have to be a magic based mob. like the stabbers drop tonoko ni. anywho this nm is going to be the death of me. i swear that room needs paitntings on the walls.
Sozu Botters
# Nov 18 2005 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
Its a shame that botters have taken over just about everything. I'm 0/3 claims on it but honestly every time I've gone to camp it, the Knife has dropped. But lately I've lost the will to even bother go to camp it because Gil-Selling Botters are up there camping it to an extreme. and at least 2 knives are up for sale every week or every other weak. Truthfully the knife would be nice to have. Oh well at least I know someday it'll happen for me. And on a bright note its a great place to go for solitude when not camped. Peace and quiet
Thief knife
# Nov 01 2005 at 12:58 AM Rating: Decent
39 posts
yeah all you lucky people out there with your getting the knife me and my friend are now 0/97 were hoping to get the knife soon been in that hell hole for months.

Edited, Thu Jan 26 20:24:18 2006
# Oct 28 2005 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
57 posts
I'm also 0/1. I was astonished to even see this NM up and NO ONE in the room to try and even get him, I was like WTF?!?! oh well ^_^. So I utsusemi up and beat him to the ground, his Throat Stab missed me completely lol. Only got a Tonberry coat but the Odds of the drop far outweigh the work, even if you had been camping for a month.
Thief's Knife
# Oct 15 2005 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
140 posts
RE: Thief's Knife
# Nov 21 2005 at 1:42 AM Rating: Decent
140 posts
Ryuh and Druin on Lakshmi are 2/4 8P
RE: Thief's Knife
# Oct 23 2005 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
{you can have this}{playa-hata-list}
I hate you.

edit:does this really drop waterga3?????? O.o??

Edited, Sun Oct 23 09:00:36 2005
RE: Thief's Knife
# Oct 21 2005 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
'Atta boy.. :D
# Oct 14 2005 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
i know some1 thats 2/15 on this NM i hate them lol hes also 1/12 on jaggedy eared jack hes so god dam lucky >.<
# Sep 25 2005 at 8:52 AM Rating: Default
1,137 posts
I have read that the Pursurer is the placeholder for this NM.

I have also read that the placeholder's pop time is 16 mins.

Read it here:
  • http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/jobs.html?fjob=10&mid=112685456714383931&num=36
  • killin it
    # Sep 18 2005 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
    74 posts
    well, i was talking to my friend who got the knife, (hes a thf)and he said he soloed it at lvl 68-69 fairly easy. think that i could solo it as a lvl 66 thf w/ scorp harness, bloody bolts, etc? also, whats the move where u have to turn around so it doesnt drop u to 1% health or whatever?
    RE: killin it
    # Oct 03 2005 at 7:36 PM Rating: Default
    Throat stab is what u need to run from.
    Got mine.
    # Sep 06 2005 at 10:41 PM Rating: Decent
    572 posts
    Long time ago, when a thf in my ls went 1/1 on sozu, i thought that I would never have that type of luck. Well my time came last saturday, when i hit 75 and started camping for my knife. I camped 16 hours strait, seeing sozu 3 times, claiming 2x, no drops that day.

    Well I came back monday, logging in the room where sozu spawns. I see the words "XXX defeats the Tonberry Pursuer", so I set my timer to 15 min and 30 sec dn go get some food.

    I come back when the timer goes of and start to focus, looking at my arrad for the little red to to pop up. At the time, i was competing agaisnt 1 thf, and 1 RMT.

    I see the red dot pop on my radar to the right of me, so i rush up, hit my macro which targets, waits 1 second, and uses mug. I claim over the thf and RMT.

    This sozu was a little harder than my previous ones the day before; he was more accurate and had higher eva.

    In the end, I killed him to see a " You find a thief's knife on the Sozu Rogberry.

    I was wrong saying I would never have the luck as our other thf in my ls. That put me at 1/3 on the thief knife, and also before i was 1/3 on the speed belt. Too bad my luck pool has run out.

    Though i got to play with it with the other thf with the knife, to find an a.body from aspid to our delight.
    # Sep 05 2005 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
    Far as I know, he can drop Tonberry Coat, Tonberry Lantern, Light Crystal, and a pinch of dried mugwort. Currently 0-51 on Ramuh Server.
    # Aug 31 2005 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
    Finally got my knife the other day 8/26/05, went 1/17, and started soloing at 70. Thanks to everyone who would come keep me company in the little room that became my home for a while.

    Also: Knife drop today 8/31/05.
    RE: WOOT
    # Sep 03 2005 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
    la laa laa laa laaa ._.
    laa laaa laaa laaa laaaa .-.
    laa laaa laaa laaaa :D

    just got him today, went into the room and spam voke for 5mins and he popped. lol. think i made the few camppers there pissed ._.;

    no drop ! >.<
    me and enmity now campping it again ! =X
    # Aug 27 2005 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
    170 posts
    lol i solo this on whm/nin with no evasion there is no doubt in my mind a 72thf can solo this with ease.
    # Aug 25 2005 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
    Just fought him with a friend SMN65 knowing no idea who he was or what he dropped.

    Amazingly he was up, unclaimed. We try to kill him just for the fun of it (not knowing who he was...)

    We got him to 50% and I die, we decide to quit and we both logout.

    Now to break the news to him we gave up on a NM thats drop is worth over 20 million. -_-
    # Aug 04 2005 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
    181 posts
    Good luck getting this Notorious Monster on Garuda any time soon. Gilsellers have now taken to camping it 24/7 and it's half of the Amemet group - Crabaud, Zeyvu and Anglefox.

    I've just been there skill-ing up / RDM testimony hunting and I was there to see Zeyvu's bragging after they killed it and got the drop. Crabaud (the WHM in full Blessed gear) waits in the small room until he is "needed" ie. when the NM pops, but until then he just stands there afk.

    I wish all the people who go after the Thief's Knife on Garuda good luck against them. And these gilsellers DO MPK, so if you claim it, make sure you bring someone along to help or call a GM as soon as you've claimed. You can guarantee a few Bees and Tonberries will mysteriously make their way to you...
    RE: /sigh
    # Aug 29 2005 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
    1,252 posts
    and to update, that ENTIRE LS was banned from overcamping NM n MPKing. crabaud bearking zeyvu anglefox... u name em, theyre gone! havent seen em since they got thf knife... haha i hope it didnt sell :)
    ok, MAYBE the whole gilseller LS quit all on the same day, but most likely they got banned...
    RE: /sigh
    # Sep 14 2005 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
    ahah /sigh, did you really think our dear GM would banned them? no at all ; ; Maybe some rice crisis in china took them away from garuda, but there still there ; ; Saw almost the whole ls @ lower AH yesterday...
    RE: /sigh
    # Oct 02 2005 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
    1,252 posts
    omfg nnnuuuuu. however there is 8 more camping him nonstop. benq benc moduo voohoohoooooooo panalia... and um... some others that i cant remember
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