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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Drop Update
# Mar 13 2005 at 2:15 AM Rating: Decent
133 posts
Sozu also drops Dried Mugwort. Not my Knife, but the first thing of value he's dropped for me.


Edited, Sun Mar 13 02:16:33 2005
# Feb 22 2005 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone know about how much HP this thing has? Or how much a Slug Shot from a 75 RNG will do to it(gun or xbow)?
# Feb 13 2005 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
924 posts
I'm 0/4 on this ******. I can solo with my mnk/nin and hopefully I can get this knife before my thf hits 70, but that doesnt look like its gonna happen. >_<

IVe been camping this ****** for 4 hrs and still no pop. Damn you SE!
Spawn Time
# Feb 10 2005 at 7:27 AM Rating: Good
1,983 posts
So what is the spawn time on this *****? 5+ hours?

Or could the minimum possibly be less and the maximum possibly more?
# Feb 02 2005 at 6:42 AM Rating: Decent
i'm 74thf/nin on cerberus this drop is *****
i'm 0/11
RE: sozu
# Mar 26 2005 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
# Jan 30 2005 at 3:25 AM Rating: Decent
Could a lvl 70 THF & 63 RDM Duo this mob?

Edited, Sun Jan 30 03:25:37 2005
# Jan 27 2005 at 7:35 AM Rating: Default
Me and a Pld Duoed this today. 66rdm 70pld. converted twice pld 2hred. really hard fight for us. No drop either ; ; Just giving you a heads up on its difficulty.
THF doesn't drop BLM scrolls.
# Jan 25 2005 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
Sozu Rogberry doesn't drop Waterga III. Sozu Bliberry does, as it's a BLM type Tonberry mob.
# Jan 21 2005 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
Camped it as 74/37 MNK NIN for 3 hours today and solod it. the knife dropped on my first ever kill.
RE: owned
# Feb 14 2005 at 4:32 PM Rating: Good
RE: owned
# Mar 01 2005 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
5/47 on stroper chyme!!! whos lucky!?
and 1/3 on lizzy, im 0/3 on lizzy ;;

Edited, Tue Mar 1 23:26:40 2005
#GLawas, Posted: Jan 16 2005 at 7:20 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I just had this lad... Was fighting tanks for my Rdm test, opened the door and there he was. Immidietly Get on the LS and say get here NOW (I"m a 70rdm 34nin). I didn't want to risk it.
drop rates blows
# Jan 12 2005 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
300 posts
A thf in my LS religiously camped this NM for the knife. I think he was there for almost 3 weeks straight w/o a drop. And when I mean that's all he did when he was logged in. He was talking to the LS saying he's thinking about giving up it when the NM spawns again. He kills it and proudly announces he got the knife when he had just about given up. He got the knife on his 50th kill. 1/50 drop rate for him. Good luck and perserverance with this. That's why it costs 15 mil on Fairy.
# Dec 24 2004 at 4:33 AM Rating: Default
Thats one big Tonberry...
# Dec 21 2004 at 5:22 PM Rating: Default
47 posts
noone should camp this for money imo. if youre not a thief that can wear it just dont camp it. the drop rate is so low...i regularly see a thf with assassins armlets (th+1) camp it and he has yet to get his knife....im 0/6 now :( Very frustrating NM, for all 6 battles fight didnt last longer than 10-11 minutes, thf75/nin37 can tank this almost entirely off utsusemi ni (if your got good gear and evasion capped/close to cap).
Only danger is throat stab..gotta pay close attention. if he uses light of penance then throat stab u have a problem. i suggest you bring one x potion, throat stab once left me with 79hp i still beat him cause nothing else could hit me ^^
-= hmm =-
# Dec 15 2004 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
I read the posts here and decided to try my luck at him.
I got tele'd there as soon as the update was done last night but a NIN & THF Duo were fightin him. So I wrote down the TOD and came back 2HRs later to make sure.

2 THFs were there when I got back, and after an hour or so they left. So it was just me there praying it would pop before someone else came.

About 3-4 Hours later while running around I walk by the door and open it and he was popped. I quickly run up the stairs, buff up and run back down.
In the times Stoneskin, Phalanx, Utsusemi etc were down he hit me normal 50-70 and Crits 150+ & Everyone's Grudge was hitting for 0 as Hate was reset for 4k. With En-spell, Mith Kabob, 2 WWA [Attack 310 - Sword lvld @246] I was hittin him for about 40-65 per and missed once out of 5 swings.

Starting Stats: @ 75RDM/37NIN
HP: 1220
MP: 495
Everything but Divine & Ninjitsu are capped.
My spells landed always and stuck for about 1minute & 1/2. I had to Convert once as with NIN sub I lose alot of MP.
Not an extremely hard fight, but there were some close calls when buffs would fall and Sogu would do WS. He uses Triple Attack quite often and will use Perfect Dodge if given the chance.

Also, to answer a Q from before. The pots do not aggro to magic from within the thick walls. So feel free nuke and buff and what not.

The fight lasted close to 11 minutes and ended with 28exp, 3k Gil and one Tonberry Coat.

[Just something to compare by if your thinking of trying him] Good luck to all.
# Dec 05 2004 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
47 posts
Im 0/3 now. Spawn point is IN the room, he doesnt pop outside afaik.
I ve had him pop after 1hr and then after 2hrs one day. Yesterday i camped for over 9 hrs (!!!) , clearing placeholders all the time and havent seen him. Today i camped 3 hrs without seeing him. The repop timer is very very weird, and the 10-15 min pursuer repop doesnt make it any better ; ;
i solod him quite easily as lvl74 thf, just make sure you avoid throat stab and you re safe. took me less than 10 minutes! (30minutes is *********

# Dec 03 2004 at 12:48 AM Rating: Default
what would b teh drop rate if u had ~ lets say 1 or 2 thfs with the knife all rdy.... ne1 think of that?
This a Stroper Chyme
# Nov 29 2004 at 12:38 AM Rating: Default
i camped it for weeks... log in, log out where it pops...caught it 60+ times.. its a 2-8 hours pop time, and to whoever camped Stroper Chyme...well its the same drop rate -.-.... IF U GOT THE DROP, DONT SELL IT!!! this item will make nm/hnm drops drop like crystals..wow, posts say they got it from the 1st try, thats madness. /cheer
and btw, a THF w/o this item is close to nothing in HNMLSs. (i'm sorry)
oh and i still didnt get the drop ; ;
lvl75 THF/NIN
I'm on it
# Nov 13 2004 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
411 posts
Let the sozu camping commence...

so far i'm 0/1 ^^
patience is the key (and a lot of freakin caffeine!!!)
75 THF Solo
# Nov 10 2004 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
609 posts
A 75 THF/NIN Soloed this. I was out of PT helping with coffer keys but a few Cure Vs fixed her right up ^^ It was a pretty long fight watching her. Gonna get my thf 50 more lvls and my friend who is WHM in static and we're gonna take this down one day ;)
blm fighting it
# Nov 08 2004 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
3,769 posts
Easy, you don't. Or else very many thieves will stab you in your sleep! >: ) j/k
# Nov 02 2004 at 8:48 AM Rating: Default
newb question

how does a blm kill this guy solo when theres tonberrys that will link and magic aggro pots around this room...

i'm quite dumbfounded
RE: huh
# Mar 14 2005 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
It spawns in a closed room and the pots wont aggro through the walls and door.
RE: huh
# Feb 24 2010 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
I did this NM tonight as sam/dnc and a blm friend came with for fun. She started buffing herself inside the room, and a pot agro'd through the wall. It came through the wall with the door in it, so they may not agro through the actual walls.
camping competition
# Oct 08 2004 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
71 posts
on alexander server, there has always been at least one other group camping him when we have gone to camp him... but we may have just been lucky those two times. Also, from what I hear from other's posts, we were extremely lucky to get the drop in only 2 fights.
# Oct 07 2004 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
What's it like campin him, is there a lot of competition or is it usually pretty quiet there?
double post
# Oct 07 2004 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
71 posts
sorry about the double post... just wanted to make sure everyone knew I got the knife lol.. j/k got a blank page when I clicked post message the first time, didn't think it posted... anyway..
dropped on 2nd try
# Oct 07 2004 at 2:40 AM Rating: Default
71 posts
woohoo, we got the knife on the second try. did it with a 63 pld, 63 blm, 63 thf, 62 sam, and a 62 whm. wasnt't really all that hard... and respawn time was about 2 hours... I'm sure that part varies... but let's hope my knife sells soon... time to upgrade to a flora cotahardie :)
http://linkshell.webhop.net for a pic of the battle... Lucina, Dramadur, Caitlyna (me), Poodevi, and Megaflare! see ya'll at the camp site!
RE: dropped on 2nd try
# Nov 17 2004 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
Ahh, likely your insane if you got this knife and now want to sell it. On Cerberus, this Knife is 10,000,000+ gil. It gives your theif TH3, enough said. TH3 = god, no really, kill Gods in Sky with this and your Linkshell = Rich. Shinning Cloth, Venomous Claw, Damascus Ingot, you name it... TH3 goes a long, long way.

This Knife is Priceless.
RE: dropped on 2nd try
# Dec 25 2004 at 1:37 AM Rating: Decent
@23m on kujata and still going up
RE: dropped on 2nd try
# Nov 12 2004 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
Who in their right mind would sell the knife with a main job thief? That's crazy man, crazy. This is your KEY to getting invited to take down HNMs, Gods, and going on Dynamis Runs.

If you want to be uber ereet end game, you NEED this knife.
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