Vana'diel Bestiary: Gargantua  

Found in:Beaucedine Glacier
Level:47 - 48
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Detects by Sight
  • Detects by Magic
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Lightning
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Tue Oct 23 21:17:36 2012

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General Information

Gargantua's Spawn Location
Gargantua's Spawn Location

Gargantua Special Attacks

  • Crystal Shield: Self target Defense boost effect. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Heavy Strike: Single target physical damage with an additional slow and hate reset effect.

  • Crystal Rain: AoE magic damage.

  • Ice Break: AoE Ice based magic damage with an additional Bind effect.

  • Thunder Break: AoE Thunder based magic damage with an additional Stun effect.

  • Crystal Weapon: Single target magic damage. (Damage can be of different elemental base).

Historical Information

In the literary work Gargantua and Pentagruel, Gargantua was a pilgrim-eating monster. The term gargantuan is now used to describe anything of gigantic nature.

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# Jul 18 2006 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
Does this guy only have one stone golem place holder? no place holder's at all? are the living statues inside the tower also place holders like they are for the tiger NM Kirata?
# May 04 2006 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
can my 59 whm take this guy out
# Apr 03 2006 at 11:59 PM Rating: Default
Could someone please post the pop time and area he pops in please? Thank you.
Fun Fight
# Mar 11 2006 at 10:51 PM Rating: Decent
65 posts
Just took him down DRG61/WHM30. Was a fun fight. Started out with almost full hp about 90% or so, protect2 and shell. He hits harder than the other golems around here but he only forced 3-4 Healing Breaths out of me. Also I got the drop. ^^b
# Dec 05 2005 at 5:33 PM Rating: Decent
One thing you have to watch out about this guy is his HP, he has a TON of it. I ran into him with me (PLD 68) my level 73 blm friend and my 69 rdm friend. He took well over 5k dmg in 2 min and was still up. so if your going to solo him at a lower level bring some potions.
no drop.
# Aug 31 2005 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
jus killed him as a 60 brd. no drop. good times :)
Killed him, no drop :(
# Jun 29 2005 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
203 posts
I was bored and broke at the time so i went to fei'yin to open a chest for the tele vhazl scroll quest. As i walked by i saw this thing. After i found out what lvl he was on the comp in the other room i decided to kill him. As a rdm/smn at 57 he was no threat with phlanx and refresh on. He would get my life down to half but i could cure 4 and my mp would come back by the time he got me down there again. Didnt get the charm, cheap skate, he did drop a golem shard and some mythril ore about 2k each on sylph. I wasent upset when i found out the charm wasent even 10k but i wouldnt of mind getting it anyway.
# Mar 26 2005 at 5:05 PM Rating: Excellent
He aggros and kills my whm on the way to 5-1.

........well, we were lost anyway.
# Feb 23 2005 at 2:03 PM Rating: Default
I ran into this guy with my Blm friend I just walked by it and bang I got hit and I'm like "Wtf" and my friends like "OMFG LETS GET OUTTTA HERE WE GOIN TO DIEZORZ!!!" We ended up fighting him. I rampaged him like 5 times >.> not 3, 4 BUT 5!!!!!!!!! So yea we kicked his *** and got the elemental charm I was mad that it was a crappy drop for all that hard work :(
# Feb 08 2005 at 3:17 PM Rating: Good
114 posts
Came across it as 66 whm / 28 thf today headed to fei'yin. Decided I should give it a shot. Used all my buffs and debuffs, it'd hit me for 30-60 about 1/3 times(Though I did have an emp on), I would hit it for about 83. Just keep Regen III up and I was fine. Fight took about 7 minutes, got an ore.
Spawn time @_@
# Jan 27 2005 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
whats the spawn time on this guy?
not QUITE so easy.
# Dec 20 2004 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
883 posts
Couldn't solo him as a level 64 SAM/WAR. Funny to try though, I NEARLY made it. XD
A breeze
# Dec 09 2004 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
134 posts
Was with a LV75 RDM friend of mine on the way to Fei'yin to farm pot shards together (LV50 THF here, and both of us are alchemists) when we pass this guy. I check him out of habit, and immediately scream that we've just passed an NM, which brings my RDM buddy to a screeching halt. After a few minutes, we decide to take it on. No big deal, even with just the two of us, though he has a TON of HP. I had no trouble hitting him and building TP, and from 0 TP I got up enough for 2 SATA+Vipers over the course of the battle, during which my RDM tanked. Gargantua has two major TP attacks: Crystal Weapon, which hit my RDM for 0 dmg every time due to stoneskin, and an AOE Ice damage attack that chewed through all three of my Utsusemi shadows and still damaged me for 133.

Dropped mythril ore and the charm, which my RDM let me have :3 <3 for Caralorn!

Edited, Thu Dec 9 22:35:18 2004
easy nm
# Nov 02 2004 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
520 posts
we killed it with a BST friend easily ( both level 50 ) got a mithryl ore and the necklace ( and few XP )
got him
# Oct 15 2004 at 11:55 AM Rating: Default
88 posts
solo'ed him with a 64 monk/thf, used 2h just to be safe, he has a lot of HP, and uses his skill a lot.

got a mythril ore and a golem shard

he spawned just SE of the tower in J-8

Edited, Fri Oct 15 12:59:52 2004
# Aug 09 2004 at 9:39 AM Rating: Good
287 posts
Solo'd this as a level 60 Thf/nin. Kept my shadows up and it only hit me with its normal attacks once. Its elemental attacks did about 50-80 Dmg. It was a pretty long fight. Dropped a Chunk of Mythril Ore.

Elemental Charm on Fenrir ~6k.
Seen him
# May 30 2004 at 6:25 PM Rating: Default
I saw spenser not the golem nm lol. He was on siren server in bastok. Armor is amazing
# May 11 2004 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
the elemental charm sells for less then the ore killed him with the pt and i wont the lot for the charm but not the ore =(
it dropped
# Apr 19 2004 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
81 posts
we killed it on the way to Shiva(necklace would be good for that eh?) only dropped Chunk of Mythril Ore, which is not listed XD
# Apr 14 2004 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
hes also in the picture of Alkyoneus, who drops the lvl 70 hand armour that i imagine sells for a very pretty penny. . . i take it he either has connections, is VERY rich (in game of course), and is one helluva treasure hunter
That guy in the screenshot...
# Mar 25 2004 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
121 posts
That guy in the screenshot... Spenser... he's on the screenshot of killing that NM Goobbue in The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah on this site.

I saw this guy after doing mission 5-1, it dropped a mythril ore for us, no elemental charm though =P
# Feb 24 2004 at 9:39 AM Rating: Default
seen in J-8, dropped a golem shard as well~
# Feb 15 2004 at 4:19 PM Rating: Default
sweet, where dose he spwan?
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