Vana'diel Bestiary: Helm Beetle  

Found in:Crawlers' Nest
Quicksand Caves
Level:51 - 62
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Light
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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Fix it already!
# Jun 16 2009 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
So the game is 7 years old now, and the beetles still have their right-front leg on backwards. =_= Just fix it already!
# Mar 20 2007 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
1,031 posts
One beetle. One Coffer key. No THF.

Sir Exodus the Cheesemaker wrote:
"All this talk of vaginas is making me thirsty."

Have you ever wondered?
# May 23 2005 at 12:37 PM Rating: Excellent
Have you ever wondered that beetles can drop 2 shells but only one jaw?

But these beetles have only one shell and two jaws..
I cant sleep until I got answer for this so SE answer plz! :D
Level in nest
# May 06 2005 at 12:49 PM Rating: Excellent
Just in case anybody is wondering...

...the Helm Beetles in crawler's nest are lvl 59-62 only.
RE: Level in nest
# Aug 17 2005 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
I went there as 59 WAR, and some Helm Beetles are easy and decent challenges to me. The easy I can solo really well, but the Decent challenges I needed about two Cure2 and 3 cures, this left me with about 950 HP out of the 1100 that I had.
Easy for me... =P
# May 04 2005 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
I just got done farming a coffer key in 12 minutes... I'm just lucky. I killed 2 Helm Beetles by myself as a 69 BLM. The second one dropped the coffer key, and I told the lower level party that was pissed off at me for taking their leveling mobs that I was leaving now that I had my key <(^_^)> This was my first attempt to kill something that showed Easy Prey, high evasion and defense at my level. Took almost all of my 903mp and about 2/3 hp. Must be my luck, because I got my BLM testimony on my first Sapphire Quadav killed in Beadeaux. Thunder, Blizzard, Sleep, Aspir, and Drain spells work good on beetles, in case someone didn't already answer a previous post I saw on here.
# Apr 28 2005 at 8:54 AM Rating: Excellent
929 posts
the quicksan ones are non-aggro, but the CN ones aggro. both link, and drop Coffer keys specific on their area.
# Mar 20 2005 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
whats the best BLM damage spells to use against these besides blizzard? most of my spells do BAD damageto them like 40-60 which is just lame...
RE: hmm
# May 03 2005 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
419 posts

1000+ on a MB.
# Mar 20 2005 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
helm beetles
# Mar 16 2005 at 12:51 PM Rating: Default
no aggro at all - leveled from 41 to 49 on them.....very boring...^^
Quicksand Cave Beetles Link Now
# Mar 10 2005 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
FYI, prior to the version update (March 9, 2005), the beetles in the Quicksand Caves did not link. After that version update they do...

Just wanted to warn everyone. My static party found this out the hard way. We'd been fighting Helm Beetles in the quicksand caves for several nights (beginning at level 45) without one link. Last night however, we began to get links from the Beetles. Also, they seem to be using their special attack (Rhino something or other) more often.

It wasn't a case that we just managed to get away without a link for several nights. We were pulling them from on top of eachother prior to the update with no problems.

They stil don't agro...

Do QS beetles drop nest coffer key...?
# Dec 05 2004 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
For my next AF I need the CN coffer key...after looking at the things that drop it, I've decided helm bettles are the weakest things that drop it. But looking at it I also notice there is a helm bettle in quicksand caves, but there isn't a different drop list than the CN one. So, my question is do quicksand caves beetles drop CN coffer key? Chances are slim to none, but knowing they're considererably weaker in quicksand caves, I just might be able to solo a few in quicksand caves which would help...If anyone knows if they drop it please post.

Edited, Sun Dec 5 21:21:51 2004
RE: Do QS beetles drop nest coffer key...?
# Dec 06 2004 at 1:48 AM Rating: Decent
104 posts
No, they will only drop the key for that area (CN, Quicksands, etc). The reason that both palces are listed, is that both places have beetles called Helm Beetles.
# Apr 24 2004 at 11:58 PM Rating: Default
955 posts
he didnt have all of his af armor if he was 53 there is no possible way since you have to be 60 to have all the pieces.

He probably did have all his AF armor but couldn't equip most of them.
# Feb 25 2004 at 4:35 PM Rating: Default
these beetles vary in strength depending on which part of the caves you fight them in. I'm currently a 47 drk and fighting them and sand spiders...so I don't see how their 51 minimum
# Feb 17 2004 at 7:44 AM Rating: Decent
yep, i can confirm that the helm beetles in quicksand caves do not agro. They are curretnly good xp for me, but its kinda dangerous because of the big level span
# Feb 03 2004 at 3:15 AM Rating: Decent
Believe it or not the Helm Beetles in Quicksand Caves do not aggro. They conned Very Tough to me and did not aggro at all.

RE: hmm.......
# Jul 18 2004 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
2,878 posts
the quicksand ones are non aggro :) I leveled 44-48 on them.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 30 2004 at 12:47 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i saw a lvl. 53 with a lvl. 53 lance holy lance do guess how much dmg,5!!!, is it just me or is that a little too low?
RE: Ia this wierd?
# Feb 17 2004 at 5:00 PM Rating: Default
he didnt have all of his af armor if he was 53 there is no possible way since you have to be 60 to have all the pieces.

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