Vana'diel Bestiary: Goobbue Gardener  

Found in:The Sanctuary of Zi'tah
Level:40 - 43
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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drop rate
# Nov 23 2007 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
so what is the drop rate for tree cuttings on these things?
drop rate
# Jul 24 2008 at 5:18 AM Rating: Decent
like 1 out of 6... at least 4 me
# Jan 16 2006 at 3:26 AM Rating: Good
These particular goobbues do NOT drops dahlias or treant bulbs, just cuttings and moss (beastmen seals and water crystals if applicable).

As for their drop rate, a general rule of thumb is, the higher the mob, usually the higher the drop rate.
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bad droprate?
# Dec 01 2005 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
495 posts
If the droprate on these things is anything like they are in Rolanberry fields, I don't understand how people could farm here and have it actually be worth their time?
# Nov 11 2005 at 4:57 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Dahlia, Treant Bulbs and Cuttings drops from Goobbues Farmers in Rolanberry Field, Moss and Cuttings from Goobbues in Zitah, not sure in Pashhow Marshland.

Edited, Fri Nov 11 05:08:06 2005
RE: Drops
# Dec 01 2005 at 3:13 PM Rating: Excellent
487 posts
In Rolanberry and Pashow, you get lower level goobbues and yes, they drop dahlias and treant bulbs (as well as cuttings and moss). The two places for just cuttings and moss are in the Sanctuary (goobbue gardners) and up near the waterfall in the Tree (elder goobbues).

For solo farming, the best is in Sanctuary. There are two camping spots for them:

1) north of the regular entrance to the Tree (4 to 5 spawn on about a 6 minute cycle). Best spot to camp is standing on the log just south of the pond, using tab/rotate/tab etc. Dont use widescan, takes too much time.

2) in the two areas to the west of the regular entrance, leading to the "back door" to the Tree (go thru the bush at the western side). You come into a larger area (3 pop here), then around a large tree into a smaller area (2 pop here) that leads to the back door. These are on a cycle: once the front room is empty of its 3, then the 2 in the back room pop. When the back room is cleared, after roughly a minute, the ones in the front room start to pop again.

Note 1: This place is heavily camped by the gilsellers. If you are going to farm here, your best bet is to have either charm or voke (steal is fast, but too much time to get close enough) If you don't have either one (e.g., a thf/nin), then make sure you use darts to pull, and you will still get beaten a lot, but you will have some chance.

Note 2: Even though a 60+ job can easily solo the gardners, I always found that I had far more luck (and a more enjoyable time) if I partied with one other farmer. Got good enough at it so that most of the gilsellers would try to invite me to duo when I showed up!!! And I am sure a lot of the non-regulars thought I was a gilseller myself. But I was running 70 flower pots, and that takes a ton of cuttings....

Note 3: Drop rate is not too fantastic even with TH2 (plus 4 leaf mandy bud and lucky egg -- wth, you might as well try!). Would take me about an hour to get a stack of cuttings and 2 stacks of moss (average ratio) if there were only 2 or 3 other farmers there. Have seen as many as 10 farmers trying to work it.

Note 4: If there are a lot of farmers, grab some lightning crystals off the elementals, kill robber gobs (etc.) up near the outpost, and desynth the mail/helms/etc.

Note 5: Stopped playing in September 2005, so updates may change stuff. If not, info should be good... I estimate I have taken 60-70 stacks of cuttings out of the Sanctuary, probably a lot more.

If this helps, would appreciate a rate up! Thanks.

Edited, Thu Dec 1 15:24:04 2005
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what lvl can a rdm/blm solo these guys?
# Jun 27 2005 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
im at 45 now
# Mar 06 2005 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
709 posts
all u want is cuttings, on Titan they sell for 120k a stack XD dahlias and treant bulbs are crap if u want a treant bulb go to tahrongi and kill Saplings lol
# Feb 08 2005 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
Where can i find these guys in the sanctuary?
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# Feb 09 2005 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
407 posts
Where can i find these guys in the sanctuary?

There are a lot of them near the zone to Boyahda Tree - Around J/K-12. I actually trained about six of them once going from one zone into Boyahda to the other zone. It was a funny site. Also, watch for the Rock Golem.

I'm sure there are more, but this is the area where I am most familiar. I have not seen any near the site for the SAM quest.
# Jan 01 2005 at 4:50 AM Rating: Default
344 posts
I mostly get Beastmen seals, Treant Bulbs and Moss and no cuttings from these half the time I go to Zi'Tah. The other times are about average drop rate. A Tree Cutting here and some moss there and sometimes beastmen seals but no Treant bulbs.

Beware the gil sellers though. They camp these non-stop. T_T

Edited, Sat Jan 1 04:53:05 2005
no drops
# Nov 23 2004 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
52 posts
I've killed about 10 of them so far and haven't had any drops at all :/
# Sep 25 2004 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
A high lvl PLD told me that I should come here at 53 and farm these. He said hes made over 2mil by doing this o.O
# Sep 24 2004 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
167 posts
can i, DRK50/THF25 kill this one?
# Jul 08 2004 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
I only get moss and cuttings from these... no dahlias or treant bulbs..
RE: drops
# Apr 26 2005 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Yeah I've farmed plenty of these and never saw a single treant bulb or dahlia, maybe it changed it with a patch or something? In any case I know people who have farmed out a few mil here and never seen one so I think the info might be wrong. The ones in the Marshlands drop all of it, but doesn't seem to be true in Zitah
RE: drops
# Sep 16 2004 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
965 posts
same for me, I have never gotten a treant bulb or dahlia from these.
RE: drops
# Jul 30 2004 at 3:09 PM Rating: Good
36 posts
Then you, sir, are very very lucky. ^_^
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RE: drops
# Dec 03 2004 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
97 posts
Do these really drop dahlia and treant bulb? I'm gonna have to insist a screenie, been farming these for 40+ hours total and i've never gotten dahlia or treant bulb. Just moss and cuttings.
RE: drops
# Jan 02 2005 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
yeah i also farm here on Unicorn Server. 59MNK/21THF ( yeah i know lvl ur sub n00b!) i get lots of moss, for cuttings well sometimes i get a lot sometimes i get little. NEVER got any Dahlia's or Treant bulbs haha. working on my Spectacles here :P
RE: drops
# Dec 15 2004 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
then u are very lucky, i have killed so many goobbue, and seeing just treant bulb or dahlia after a kill as a 53 thf is not a happy thing at all.
RE: drops
# Dec 15 2004 at 12:57 AM Rating: Default
then u are very lucky, i have killed so many goobbue, and seeing just treant bulb or dahlia after a kill as a 53 thf is not a happy thing at all.
RE: drops
# May 12 2005 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
in the discrepton they say its based on Earth, but sumtimes i get Water crystals but not earth crystals.....
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