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Vana'diel Bestiary: Volcanic Gas  

Family:Bomb
Found in:Ifrit's Cauldron
Level:62 - 68
Flags:
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Detects by Magic
  • Pursues by Scent
  • Based on Fire
  • Weak against Fire
Drops:
Stolen Items:
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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true sight
# Sep 18 2005 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
do they have true sight?
RE: true sight
# Sep 19 2005 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Volcanic Gas do not have true sight. I have walked in front of them with only Invisible on and they did not aggro.
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Soloed as SMN51/WHM25
# Sep 13 2005 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I just soloed one of these as a SMN51/WHM25. I saw in a guide that a summoner can start soloing these but I've never heard of anyone actually doing it at this level. It can be done. I got 250 exp and a pinch of bomb ash. ^^ The battle lasted about 5 minutes. I used a little less than 200 mp overall. (This varies greatly at this level because of avatar inaccuracy. Sometimes it takes nearly 700 mp.)

Update: I'm SMN52/WHM26 now. I'm able to solo them easily. I use Protect, Earthen Ward, and Aerial Armor; all of which are only for emergencies. (The Stoneskin will keep you alive in the rare case that you take the damage from Self-Destruct) Given that they're up to 16 levels above me, I've only gotten chain 1 for 300 exp. I had enough mp to go for chain 2 but I didn't want Stoneskin to wear.

Edited, Thu Sep 15 10:24:33 2005
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Bomb Queen Ash
# Jul 24 2005 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
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181 posts
The drop is like 1/30 ><
We were killing them near the Dodomeki spawn area.
Fire vuln
# Jun 15 2005 at 3:51 AM Rating: Decent
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111 posts
And like all bombs in this game, theyre weak to fire. Not strong vs.
solo'd
# Apr 11 2005 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
I was soloing these today for 250 xp a pop as a level 54 SMN. Then my 63 PLD and 63 RDM friends came along so they could get a key for the area, they were amazed that i could solo these.... what a fun thing to do when seeking for a pty =D
Hmm
# Aug 29 2004 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
I had a weird experience with one of these the other day. I was mining, I lost invisible so I recast. One of these bad boys caught it and aggrod me. I started running and after about 20 seconds (it was a little far back) it lost interest and stopped chasing me. I was able to throw invis up and run over to it without re-aggroing it...

Wonder if it was just a glitch cause I sure as hell have never outrun an aggro before.
changes?
# Aug 24 2004 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
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628 posts
i think SE changed the magic detect range on these guys. I've been mining ifrits for months now and have gotten a very good sense of what is a safe casting distance. that was until tonight when a bomb that was more then a safe distance away came running down my throat. anyone notice anything like this lately?
Uhh
# Apr 21 2004 at 1:39 AM Rating: Default
Yeah this detects by sight, i learned 1st hand.
strange
# Apr 16 2004 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Im not sure if I was just completely unlucky. But While soloing here I killed at least 30-40 of these. I had signet on at all times, and did not once get a Fire Crystal drop. I have a feeling they do not drop it
RE: strange
# Jun 14 2004 at 6:44 AM Rating: Decent
The area was probably under beastman control <_< Which is pretty common considering how many low lvls die to gobs trains.
bq ash
# Apr 14 2004 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Got "Bomb Queen Ash" twice while fighting these.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 22 2004 at 12:46 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I really wish you ******* people had put that this detects by sight as well.
RE: HURRRRRRRRRRR
# Apr 27 2004 at 9:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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Every Bomb I've met detects by sight/magic.

If you made it all the way to Ifrit's Cauldron without knowing that then that's pretty much entirely your fault for not knowing that. ^^;

Edited, Tue Apr 27 22:55:17 2004
RE: HURRRRRRRRRRR
# Apr 28 2004 at 5:53 PM Rating: Default
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133 posts
Took the words outta my mouth o.o;
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