Vana'diel Bestiary: Deadly Dodo  

Found in:Sauromugue Champaign
Level:39 - 40
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Earth
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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At Last!
# Sep 25 2005 at 3:45 PM Rating: Good
226 posts
I have been camping the dodo for 3 days now! got six stacks of Cockatrice Meat, Claimed DD 18 times without drop, finally dropped the skin today!

Best strategy I found was to run round constantly in a big circle and kil all the tabar beaks and eventually the dodo will spawn. There was some competition from people farming Cockatrice meats. But nothing too major!

Good luck with this stingy monster! Smiley: banghead
my story
# Sep 15 2005 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
80 posts
Thought id give some feedback on this one.
After reading that Deadly Dodo was the easiest to get of all 3 nms, I run out with my 59rng/15thf with good self-esteem.

3hrs and 2½ stacks of cockatrice meat later, im not so positive about this. Have killed, and killed, and killed as hell. Havent spawned once in 3 hrs. So I say to myself that ill do 10 more beaks and then ***** it. 5 Beaks later i find him on my scan, run, shadowbind and the fight begins =p

This thing is a walking hp-pool. First i did a Sidewinder from ok distance, hit for about 1.1k. Followed with Eagle Eye, Barrage, Sidewinder, shoot and finish of with sidewinder. I did 5500 dmg to him total.

He has alot of hp, but hits lika my grandma. I started of with 700hp/1000 after a fight with another beak. At the end i had 470 left. He scored a hit on every third or fourth try, and took about 50hp each time (with 162 in evasion).

Luckily, the ugly son of a bird dropped the skin. So im happy ^_^

Tips to get skin:
Bring meat, hes just like another one of those beaks out there (those a little higher lvl in Saurmuonge(sp)) but his hp is incredible. Not high eva (all 3 sidewinders connected without sharpshot at 100-115tp) though, so squid is unnecessary.
Use 2hr right away (doh), wont hurt. Do not attempt this without 2hr below 55.
If you do not have Widescan. Team up with the other campers. The more you kill, the bigger chance for a spawn.
If you solo: GET WIDESCAN. Its golden. Dodo Spawned as far north as you can go for me, would never have looked up there without ws.
Get Treasure hunter! Team up, sub thf, whatever. Friends of mine have killed him 4+ times without drop.
Prepare for a long wait. I dont say it WILL take long but it MIGHT (see above ><).

Thats it for me, hope you find it useful ^^;

Got him first try
# Sep 15 2005 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
406 posts
I wasn't even camping him because I don't ever plan on lvling MNK. However, I do farm the Beaks because my wife is a cook and the meat is essential to one of her recipes.

So anyway, I was out farming the Beaks and this Dodo show up. I'm a lvl 56 RDM, so I go at him anyways. No one was around farming the beaks except me so I buff up all the way, Phalanx, Stoneskin, Protect III, Shell II, Refresh and then since I was Thf subbed... I sneak attack and the battle begins.

I converted once, only because I nuked the hell outta him and wanted to have enough MP for extra Stoneskins if necessary. He has crazy HP!!! Anyways, I whooped him and he dropped the meat, a bird feather, cockatrice skin and a Dodo Skin. Kool. Then I find out that the brown belt sells for over 2 mill... NICE!!!

I'm gonna go and get the other 2 items then. Good luck to anyone farming this bird though. He's a pushover. As long as you can either cure yourself or at least have stoneskin... EASY.
T. beaks
# Sep 07 2005 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
U have to kill the tabar beaks for it to spawn right?
Just soloed this guy...
# Aug 14 2005 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
I went out to camp this fool bird as a 52 Monk/25 Thief and got the pop after killing 7 T.Beaks in the course of about 40 minutes.

I attacked him with full health, used hundred fists and popped off two raging fists. He has crazy hit points. Anyway, he dropped and I was down to 301/1152 (I chakra'd once in the battle.)

I got the drop on the first kill, which I'm extremely grateful for. :D He popped in middle-left K-6.

Happy camping guys!
Nice NM
# Aug 14 2005 at 5:54 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
Whee, I love this NM :>
Yesterday I wanted to farm Chest Keys in Pso'Xja with a friend of me but I went to the wrong tower and guess who was there^^? Nue, I killed him and got the drop, 1/1 :>
When we were finished in Pso'Xja (we got 2 keys but no treasure chests ><) I decided to go to Sauromogue Champain to camp the Dodo. But he didn't pop in 2 hours and it was almost 2 AM GMT and I had to go to bed, but then he popped, I killed it and didn't get the drop >< 0/3 at that time. When I logged in this morning I camped for about 30 minutes, then he popped, I claimed him, killed him and got the drop, 1/4 ^_^ There was no competition, I was the only one who camped him.
Whee, I'm going to Ordelle's Caves now^^ I hope it will be as easy as Nue and Dodo :-)
Anyway, good luck to everyone who's going to camp him :-)

Edit: Finally got it after 35 hours of camping^^;
Found the ToD out after 30 hours when I helped a MNK getting his vine, because I would have felt sorry for him if I had gotten it^^ We got the claim with 6 people, the MNK got the vine and I the ToD :-) Came back the next day with 2 friends and it popped after ~2 1/2 hours.
Now I'm going to camp the Rampaging Ram.. Geeze ><

Edit: Finally got it after 7 hours of camping^^

Edited, Fri Aug 19 14:51:47 2005
# Aug 12 2005 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
hehe well the pain didnt take long. Was about 5 hrs tho. First pop i died cause my lvl 30 or so friend (wanted to help and was in my ls) got aggro so i died and so did he. Ran back as fast as possible to find a drg fightin it. I asked to join and unfortunately no drop ;;. Next my high lvl whm friend helps me wit like 5 other ppl. whm subbed thf wit TH1 and we got drop ^^. At this point i have finished the quest and am glad its over. If your on fairy be warned the other 2 will not be so easy. Morbolger always camped by 1 or more ppl camping it and nue is hard drop 1/11 on it. gl all who r trying.
# Aug 06 2005 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
well im camping him atm, i have been here for what is it now.... 4 HOURS!!!!! this is starting to make me mad. but who know maybe it will pop soon >.>
# Jul 26 2005 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
Come here for kicks as mnk59/rng4, kill about 6 dodos (a blm and a rdm both 60+ camping also) and widescan see him way up next to the sea at K-5, run up fast as i can expecting to see the blm or rdm casting blizzard 4 or something and see him unclaimed. "Z0mg dude <t> <t> <t>" "well shut up and claim it numbskull" claim, takes 3 raging fists to bring down x.x but then after my struggle I see: Nightfire defeats Deadly Dodo. You find a Dodo Skin on the Deadly Dodo. 1/1.
RE: Wow
# Oct 24 2005 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
LOL Nightfire heh. Congratulations on beating Deadly Dodo. :/ take care, see you soon maybe.
# Jul 26 2005 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
Come here for kicks as mnk59/rng4, kill about 6 dodos (a blm and a rdm both 60+ camping also) and widescan see him way up next to the sea at K-5, run up fast as i can expecting to see the blm or rdm casting blizzard 4 or something and see him unclaimed. "Z0mg dude <t> <t> <t>" "well shut up and claim it numbskull" claim, takes 3 raging fists to bring down x.x but then after my struggle I see: Nightfire defeats Deadly Dodo. You find a Dodo Skin on the Deadly Dodo. 1/1.
RE: Wow
# Jul 26 2005 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
double post >< stupid comp
# Jul 20 2005 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
99 posts
So i got my Purple Belt done, so onto Brown. I went for Dodo first since it's first one the list and right by Jeuno. I ran into a Dark Knight who was hunting the same thing. We Teamed Up on it. He actually left before it spawned to help with THF AF in the same area. I ended up fighting it alone. It hit me for like 53 the first hit, so i didnt wanna ***** around. i popped off Hundred Fists and went to town on his lilly ***. so now I'm 1/1 on Dodo^^
# Jul 19 2005 at 10:53 PM Rating: Default
# Jul 13 2005 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
Vucky got lucky today with this biznitch :3. My friend came over today and had no idea about well, anything in this game =o. so he took me out to saurmugue by accident and just kept running around, eventually i said "ooh i wanna show you this huge *** bird that sounds like a chicken o.o" so i kept running around, but couldnt find one to save my life, but then =o whats this Deadly Dodo sighted?? claimed him instantly with less then half mp :x. if your whm, you know thats not a good idea =o. luckily my taru thf friend was in the area and decided to help me kill him.(yay robby) thing dies thanks to a SATA and a couple more hits of his dagger. as i looked at the items dropped in fright (was 0/3 on DD) i see the dodo skin!! :3. now i'm glad i didnt ignore my friend today =o
55Mnkc Solo
# Jul 09 2005 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
773 posts
Hey, I just Solo'd this w/ 55 Mnk and my Gimp @3 Thf Sub :p Drop First Time, no one else around going for Mob. 1/3 of Getting my Belt Back ;)

Deadly Dodo Took me down to ~ 700 Hp, and I 2-Hr'd @ Start, since Many Told me of It's Huge Hp.
Dodo Skin ....got it!
# Jul 05 2005 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
yesterday, i decided i hate being bored and what other way to cure boredome than camp.... zzzzzzzzzz
soooo, i ran around as 67mnk/33thf sneak attacking tabar beaks and farming cockatrice meat/giant bird feathers for a while till i finally popped this guy in some of the ruins at k-6. i decided to try to end the fight with a Raging Fist, but miscalculated and had to go another round before it died. well...i think the lack of smoothness messed up my drop, cuz i got a cockatrice skin and some cockatrice meat....

so i came back today...just a few minutes ago as a matter of fact...and decided to try again. i saw a full af thf and a full af mnk.... that doesn't look good when you're trying to camp something btw... i didn't care though. i ran around killing tabars anyway. i decided to check the ruins at k-6 again after about thirty minutes and there was a tabar beak standing there. i was about to sneak attack it when i saw another beak a little farther north......it was DD. i chi claimed just to be safe and let the fight go on cruise control. 300tp...i resisted the urge to dragon kick the rest of the life outta him and just ended the fight in normal melee. i got the whole drop. cockatrice meat, cockatrice skin, giant bird feather, and dodo skin.

oh yeah. i also stole a giant bird feather from him at the beginning of the fight when my Dodge/Focus/Steal macro went off. so that was indicative of how the fight and drop was gonna go. now i'm off to Ordelle's Caves. i hear i need something from a morbol type creature there next.... wish me luck. and good luck to anyone who attempts the brown belt quest.
# Jun 22 2005 at 5:25 PM Rating: Default
Just beat this dude with my 67WHM. I went in with full HP but 100MP >.< big mistake...took me forever to kill him. Kept Stoneskin up and just kept hitting him for a good 15mins. Got the drop on first kill. Heard the belt is selling for 1.4mil now on Titan. ^^ so I'm happy.
# Jun 11 2005 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
i don't see what is so hard about this guy i just killed him as 57 pld not event full health. i was just running around farming and seen him. figured id take him out and linkshell was said i would die. BREEZE. i had no food on. only buff i had on was protect 2. I only had bout 170 mp too. i did have to two hour i dont think i would have won with out that. i beat him off with me haveing 3mp left and 687 hp left . ^.^ GL
# May 30 2005 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
Heh...I was lvling my club skills and found this guy on my widescan. It died pretty quick after two sidewinders and barrage. I'd say it has about 3000 hp. My def is at 234 and my evasion is capped at 172, lvl61 RNG/THF e.e
Its attack speed is pretty much the same as a Tabar...which is pretty quick. It was hitting me for 20-30 hp a time. Even with ranger's mage-like evasion skills, it only hit me, on average, one in 3 times. Hope this helps :)

Drop: Cockatrice meat.....yey e.e
Didn't even give me a damn feather.

Edited, Mon May 30 11:55:06 2005
RE: Clubing
# Jun 15 2005 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
since u were sub'd thf u could have tried stealing a feather off of him i got two feathers. one from steal and one from just the drops. Just figured i would let you know that.
Skinless Dodos
# May 28 2005 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
468 posts
People say this is the easy part of the Brown Belt quest... -_-

1/5, finally got that dodo's skin. But that's a lower drop rate than I had on Nue, and I spent more time camping him than Morbolger (though I guess that's luck)

But still, Tabar Beaks are great money. I made about 150k total in the time I was camping him, split with my friend though.

In the end today, a Pld who was camping it before he needed it on Mnk, and a Monk who didn't have either of the other items yet, both said they'd let me have it if they claimed it o_O And the Pld got it, invited me, and got the drop =D Yay for nice people.

And I got my shiney (well, I guess it isn't -actually- shiney) Brown Belt
RE: Skinless Dodos
# Dec 05 2005 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
camped this one with a RNG friend.
Took us an hour then it spawned and I got the Skin. :)
Guess Im lucky compared to some of you guys I read about.
I shall say I went as PLD/THF and I got the Millionares Desk in my Mog ^^
# May 25 2005 at 6:36 PM Rating: Decent
I'm a 50 RDM and soloed this guy no problem. Pretty much a wuss with alot of HP. Stoneskin is nice though. ^^ Well to make it sound alittle tough it did petrify me for about 30 second's and took me down to about 200HP but then i just hit cure 4 then stoneskin and just pwned him. <Too Weak>
i hate this guy so much!
# May 12 2005 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
128 posts
I've claimed him four times NO DROP. He's not hard to get depending on the time. Sometimes I'm the only one killing beaks, other times the competition is insane. Widescan is a must because he can spawn outside of the the circled region on the map. I've claimed him to the south of that region. I'm still trying. I don't even want to sell the belt. I want to wear it AND I want to do the black belt quest.
Got it, 1/3 for brown belt :D
# May 11 2005 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
Alright this guy ain't hard to get. I got there with a friend of mine (65 rdm) and was camping the hole area. Eventually ppl came in to farm the skins so i just /tell everyone of them that i need the NM and offer them the skins if they let me kill it. So now that i am garanteed to kill it, i just need the drop.

Killed him once with no drop then another time with 2 other of my friends (they were bored) and got the drop. Altho it is a lotery, it spawns from 1h to 2h. This is an average that everyone told me but it is NOT a timer.

DD has loads of HP but if you can hit him and you got a whm backing up you can take it quite easily at lvl40.

Got it, 1/3 for brown belt :D
# May 11 2005 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
grr dbl post (sry)

Edited, Wed May 11 09:55:52 2005
No drop
# Apr 29 2005 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
495 posts
I just fought Deadly Dodo as a 53MNK/26WAR. I was just killing raptors and cockatrice when I seen this guy wandering around, and knowing he was part of the brownbelt quest (and I want that belt!) I took him on. It was an easy fight thanks to hundred fists, he brought me down to 800/1300 and I got in a 834 raging fists too hehehe. But of course, I didn't get the drop... the only drop i've ever gotten off an NM would be the 2,000$ neck piece from Isotard ... ><

He was kind enough to give me a feather and meat though... /sigh
was bored
# Apr 05 2005 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent
181 posts
Farming Tabars in the Area got mad cause they were being overfarmed when I cam across this guy. ask the LS if anyone new how hard he was and noone had any idea but they said kill it or die trying. I had full life and 9/10 mp so i casted flash on him and after a few whacks I realized it had a good bit of life. I ended up 2hring and killing it with 550hp/2mp left didnt get drop but it was fun. 51pld/25war
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