Vana'diel Bestiary: Boreal Coeurl  

Found in:Xarcabard
Secondary Job:Black Mage
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Lightning
  • Weak against Earth
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Updated: Mon Feb 9 11:56:37 2009

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# Sep 08 2011 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo'd this today for the Miraculous Dale quest.... (90WHM/45RDM) .. took awhile, but it can be done!!!
Much fun.
# May 14 2006 at 12:26 AM Rating: Default
I duoed this thing today.

RDM55/BLM27 (me)
WHM75/NIN37 (<3 Marren!)

Wasn't all that hard, really. Marren did all the grunt work, really - Stoneskin, Utsusemi, etc. I kept us Refreshed, kept her Hasted, kept the mob debuffed where possible, and threw in some backup cures to help her out.

The Boreal Coeurl, I've noticed, is extremely susceptible to Paralyze. It's immune (or at least highly resistant) to Silence - it resisted even with a Wind Staff, +stat gear, and Elemental Seal, with which I almost never have trouble getting *anything* to stick. The other debuffs stick quite nicely as well.

The thing about the Boreal Coeurl is that he attacks fast. I swear, I was watching him and it was like watching a MNK on constant Hundred Fists. Well, okay, he wasn't *that* fast, but it wasn't far off. If you're tanking him, beware of that fact. He will use some nasty magic that even Marren had trouble with - Thundaga II and Burst, particularly. If you happen to be tanking this with Utsusemi and/or Stoneskin, you don't want to be on the receiving end of one of those spells when either of them is down. Utsusemi will, of course, eat up both spells, however. ;)

The Coeurl will paralyze as well, but if you've got a WHM handy it won't be much trouble. Aside from that, just keep wailing on him. He will Perfect Dodge at some point (in our case, I think he did it around 40% HP, but that's just going on my memory), but that's a minor inconvenience if you're not already having trouble with him. If you are... watch out. ;)

Other than that, have fun with it! RDM + WHM for the win!
# Apr 01 2006 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
it was easy with a drk 55 me and a 75 whm and 75 rdm as was the other 2
Im lucky
# Oct 18 2005 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
i have a linkshell full of lvl 75's soo this should be really easy for me when i do it in like a day and a half. ooh yeah. Still scares me tho lol.
Evasive Manuvers
# Mar 12 2005 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
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> < DEAR LORD, this thing has high evasion! lvl 56DRG/WAR... With Haste... first... my 300% Penta Missed COMPLETELY. Then I didn't hit him at ALL! Then he used Perfect Dodge, I hit him Twice with a Double Attack once his Perfect Dodge Wore... BUT NEVER AGAIN!!! > < And I have good equip, too! Boo...
# Feb 16 2005 at 2:36 PM Rating: Decent
this mob is for genkai 2, u need a aliance to kill it( members -55) kill it and check the ??? fast before it pops agiain!!!!!
Have to kill?
# Nov 22 2004 at 5:53 PM Rating: Default
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Does anyone know if you can touch the ??? and get the frigicite before the battle is over?

That way during the battle one at a time ppl could get the item, and then get clear of the respawn after the monster is dead.

Just curious
RE: Have to kill?
# Jan 20 2005 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
983 posts
From what I've heard the ??? spawns after the NM is killed, so getting it during the battle is impossible.
Yay for Jhereg!
# Oct 20 2004 at 6:37 AM Rating: Decent
167 posts
This mob is for a genkai lvl cap, so it can aggro you even with sneak/invis. SE just made this quest so you had to fight these 3 guys. when i did it, we had to fight them more than once because someone always was too slow and got aggroed when it respawned 15 seconds later.
Flare is nasty nasty spell
# Aug 04 2004 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
2,152 posts
Got hit last night for 1k damage with Flare.

That was with Shell II.

But gotta love PLD 2hr + my WHM teleport Holla!
# Jul 26 2004 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
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This guy has very High Evasion, so unless you're about 60-62+ you won't be able to hit this mob very well. But, he has pretty low HP.

The Damage Parser I ran totaled his HP to be about 6900. He also uses Perfect Dodge nere the end of his life.

Edited, Mon Jul 26 08:11:44 2004
# Apr 28 2004 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
"Chaotic Eye-Silences one person
Burst-Single Target Ancient Magic spell 800dmg
Thundaga II-High Dmg AE lightning based spell
Blaster-not sure of effect but possibly AE Paralyze"

****! Square brought back Blaster?!

That was the bane of FFIV -- usually spelt certain death for anyone hit with it. The lesser effect would be Paralysis, but then the Panther family would use it again and pretty much kill you anyway :\
RE: Crap.
# Apr 25 2005 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
559 posts
Blaster is a stare type attack, which means anyone caught face to face with the mob will get hit with paralyze. The easy way to avoid it is to hit * to disengage, then turn around. Do this the moment you see the prepare message. Coeurls also use a stare type silence move as well.
RE: Crap.
# Jan 14 2005 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
dont forget blaster in ffx as well in the calm lands and even in ffx-2 (i think) in the fighting arena before you clear it out. ><;
RE: Crap.
# Dec 05 2004 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
1,059 posts
Blaster is single-target Paralyze.
RE: Crap.
# Dec 01 2004 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
1,622 posts
Blaster sucked pretty hard in Tactics, too. I forget which color cats used it (hmm, SE hasn't changed much), but I used to dread seeing those in a random battle.

Bourel Aggro
# Feb 26 2004 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
THe bourel mobs do not aggro by sight sound or smell, they have an aggro range, which is a certain distance from he back of the cave, and they will not cross this line.
Bourel Aggro
# Feb 26 2004 at 1:41 PM Rating: Default
Careful exploring
# Feb 23 2004 at 5:02 PM Rating: Default
I was heading to Xarcabard to get the telepoint crystal by myself. The only job I had that could get me there stealthily enough was my 31 RDM.
It was a harrowing trip, and when I got to Xarcabard, I must admit I had no idea where the telepoint was so I was just going to explore. While exploring I accidentally wandered into this coeurl's cave. I had invisibility and sneak on, but it attacked me anyway. I'm not sure if it detects by smell, or if the stealth spells are just useless against it. Anyways, it hit me for 230 damage, drew me in 3 times when I tried to run, then readied Burst. Through some insanity and incredible luck I got out of the cave, and it didn't persue me out of the cave. Anyways, long story short, Invisibility and Sneak will get you through Xarcabard, however I guess such spells are useless on the Boreal NMs. Not like you should go near those by yourself anyway, but just in case you find yourself in some deep cave.....
Perfect Dodge
# Feb 07 2004 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
When its HP is low, also uses 'Perfect Dodge' like a THF.

<t> "Drawn In"
# Jan 20 2004 at 1:25 PM Rating: Default
Murphywh gives good info. 18 people ran this one last night on Phoenix. The Coeurl also has the "Draw In" ability to pull people back near it if they try to run away. (This ability is identical to the Twinkling Treant Christmas Event NM, for those that remember). Any stragglers to get the key item will be most certainly killed by the monster when it repawns, due to lack of ability to get away.

The respawn time seems almost consistant at 13 seconds.
# Jan 11 2004 at 8:48 PM Rating: Good
This is one of the 3 mobs for lv cap 60 quest Genkai II.

Chaotic Eye-Silences one person
Burst-Single Target Ancient Magic spell 800dmg
Thundaga II-High Dmg AE lightning based spell
Blaster-not sure of effect but possibly AE Paralyze

Again this mob for us was the easiest but it was also the lsaast so we had stuns down for it and it didn't get any special attacks off ecept a few eyes. Once it's dead click the ??? in the back of the cave to get Square Frigicite. Then run before it respawns. go back to maat for your lv cap 60.
RE: Genkai
# Jun 08 2004 at 12:30 AM Rating: Decent
559 posts
I can confirm from first-hand experience that Blaster is an AE Paralyze attack. Regular Coeurls have it too. It seems to be much more effective than the Paralyze spell. I would not try to solo any coeurl above EP because of it.
Anything special?
# Dec 08 2003 at 3:25 AM Rating: Decent
Anything special about this NM?
RE: Anything special?
# Sep 21 2004 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
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mm its the genkai 2 nm, well one of them

Edited, Wed Sep 22 00:37:04 2004
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