Vana'diel Bestiary: Cave Worm  

Found in:Kuftal Tunnel
Level:60 - 63
  • Not Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Light
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Earth
Updated: Sun Feb 14 21:49:30 2010

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Skilling up magic, solo.
# Aug 03 2005 at 4:10 AM Rating: Decent
137 posts
Well I decided to do something that was very, very, very suicidal. But it worked.

I did this as a lvl 54 WHM, I noticed that my enfeebling was well below the cap due to partying with a lot of NIN and RDM. So, I couldn't stick a spell for the life of me. So, I decided to go into Kuftal and find a nice spot to enfeeble worms for practice.

The Reason this was suicidal because Robber Crabs are just about everywhere there are worms. And if I got bound and couldn't stick silence in time I would be hit with Quake. To compensate for this I made sure Shell II, Barstonra, and Stoneskin were on at all times.

After searching for a while I found a spot where only two worms popped, and only one Robber Crab. The crab didn't worry me too much because I was right near the zone line and there was a party near that kept killing it. But, no matter where I stood, I couldn't get close enough to one worm without staying out of casting range of it's friend.

Eventually I gave up and decided to silence both worms. This sort of worked out. I eneded up having to cast almost nothing but silence and when it stuck on both of them I then tried to paralyze them. There was a couple of times when I had to renew stoneskin, but I was never in a desperate situation. And when I did have trouble sticking silence when the worms were casting Quake I was able to run out of they're range.

In the end I was only able to do this for about 5 to 10 minutes, because I was doing it while waiting to do something else. But in that time I managed to get to full skill levels. Next time I'm gonna bring a Goblin Mushpot to see if it will help me stick Silence better.

Edit: Added info after this line.

Well, I tried to do this 3 more times with more time to waste.

The first of the 3, I did okay, but it wasn't nearly as fast at skill ups as the first time I tried. It looks like I only manage to get skill ups when the spell takes hold. So, I got very few skill ups off of anything other then Dia II. So, for anyother mages looking to do this sort of thing, try to find worms that are EM or T.

The Second try in the 3 attempts I met Guivre! I saw a dead guy laying on the ground, so I decided to help. But, unfamilar with Guivres pattern of travel, I stupidly stood right in his path. Guivre appearently wasn't used to this, since it stared at me for a second. But, really, Guivre isn't that bad of a Wyvern, if doesn't take your head off at the first go, he is quite happy to finish the job. This was actually better for the guy I was about to help, since a lvl 75 WHM came through and Raised III both of us.

The third and last attempt was not as bad, but still not that great. Guivre was out again, and since he was roaming there was only one party in the zone, and I couldn't find any worms a safe distance from the crabs.

Edited, Mon Aug 8 15:00:06 2005
RE: Skilling up magic, solo.
# Oct 21 2005 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
This is a little late, but next time try King Ranperre's Tomb. The Tomb Worms in the deeper parts of the dungeon don't link, and dont aggro. Just stay out of bat aggro range and you'll be fine. There is also the very near by zone in case you get into trouble.

I capped Dark and Divine very quickly as a level 55 rdm down here. Be curtious though. Level 50+ go here to level so don't be standing next to a party eating -aga spells from the worms while skilling up. Be safe and smart, and you'll cap them skills in no time. Good luck
RE: Skilling up magic, solo.
# Mar 20 2006 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
Doesn't work anymore. You can't zone bats to the stairs, they just follow you up. thought i'd "test out" sidewinder wearing fishing gear. tried to zone, but they followed me and i got killed. S.E. really needs to change that back.
wtf?! o.O
# Jun 28 2005 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
OH...crap. I don't know how that one happened.
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# Jun 28 2005 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
I was interested in knowing, could these be solod by a lv55Rng/Nin? If so, it'd give me something to do while lfp. Might get some valuable ore while i'm at it.
# May 08 2005 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
I think they have the level of this too high. I am 61 right now and it is hard to find an EM even. Most of them are only DC
drop rate?
# Oct 26 2004 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
54 posts
do they drop expensive ores frequently? if so they could be good to farm as blm ;)
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