Vana'diel Bestiary: Deadly Dodo  

Found in:Sauromugue Champaign
Level:39 - 40
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Earth
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Involved in Quests:
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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# Sep 15 2004 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
58RDM/29SMN .. I've been trying off and on for a looooooong time, but more on than off in the past two days. After trying for about 2 hours I finally see his ugly ... beak.. lol. It wasn't a quick battle, but it was not hard. I had fun! Stoneskin, Phalanx, Refresh, and Haste is what I had up. Did not start with full mp or hp and I wasn't anywhere near empty at the end either. I got the drop and then some too, so I'm extremely happy!!!

2 Down .. 1 to go .. /em runs off to (Beaucedine Glacier). (where is the translator when you need it?>.<)

Edited, Thu Sep 16 13:59:30 2004
pld beats me
# Sep 15 2004 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
so i (63 mnk) was campin this tasty turkey da other night for seven hours. this pld (lvl 42) happens to come by farmin tabar beaks. it pops up closer to him and he vokes it ><. i was certain he was gonna die, but da sucker kills it, has bout 200 hp left, and gets da drop !! oh well, ill be back there in 24 hrs.
# Sep 11 2004 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
Just came across this while messing around in the Champaign ... figured what the heck. Attacked it with very little hope to survive. Went in, Third eye, Jump, and High jump. Built up TP, Penta for around 450 ... got down to 350 hp and Super Jumped hate to Wyvern. Got enough TP for another 500 pt Penta, and it was still alive. So, the hate toggles between myself and my wyvern, I use Third eye again, got enough TP for one last Penta ... 300 pts ... it dies, I come out with 28/955 and a slice of cockatrice meat >.< Guess I should be happy it missed as often as it did ^^ Oh, also: I got 15 exp off of it as well.

Edited, Sat Sep 11 13:48:38 2004
Dodo death
# Sep 02 2004 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
468 posts
Was farming around here and say it walking around. As a lv57 DRG/THF, I took it down pretty easily. super jumped hate to my wyvern and finished it off with a 850 dmg SA+penta. It can hit pretty hard and has tons of HP. I was left with 485 HP from 900, or so. Got both skins, so I was happy.
# Aug 27 2004 at 2:01 AM Rating: Excellent
183 posts
This thing killed me while I was AFK just a few moments ago ><
A Smn killed this thing sometime afterwards and raised me, at least thats what the log says...

Edited, Fri Aug 27 03:05:24 2004
Got it yesterday
# Aug 11 2004 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
Was running around farming Tabar Beaks, like so many other people. The whole time I was running around its spawn area, I had this creeping feeling that it was gonna spawn and kill me while I healed. Fortunately no such thing happened.

It did spawn while another Thief of about the same level was standing next to me, she was Japanese so we had a communication barrier, but she got the idea and we partied up, and proceeded to trounce the thing. Of course with two thieves, we got the Dodo Skin (which I won), as well as a Bird Feather and Cockatrice skin (which she got both of).

Really wasn't that hard, she had WHM subbed at the time, which she really only had to heal me at the beginning of the fight since I was about 3/4 of my HP down before it started. After that, we traded off Sneak Attacks, and I used Utsusemi to make sure I took no damage. I probably could've killed it myself in retrospect, but always nice to have help.
Durh durh durh.
# Aug 07 2004 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
I was just farming Tabar Beaks when I, like a dumba--, Stunned Deadly Dodo. As a level 51 BLM. I tried Binding and then using Stone III... did the usual 340 points of damage, except that it was barely a dent in the life bar. I had to do this weird cycle of Sleep II-Bind-Sleep II until help came, a level 54 BLM from my linkshell. We took it down by taking turns Freezing it. We were okay, though he panicked and used Manafont when someone wandered up to us. We didn't know what the drop was at the time, so we were worried about losing it. No drop on the quest item, but we did get a feather. Hurray. :B

Lesson of the day: pay attention to what you're attacking.

Edited, Sat Aug 7 19:48:13 2004
My Dodo fight
# Aug 02 2004 at 12:24 PM Rating: Good
I am a 63THF/NIN was helping out my friend 42MNK for the brown belt quest. We had killed 5 or 6 tabars when the DD popped. He petrified me then proceeded to misss me 12 times in a row, lol. It took a while but I beat him handily. During battle i did a Sneak Attack Hide Dancing Edge for 1200 damage which helped speed things up a bit. Even with the petrification he got me from 1009 hp to 675 even with the petrification that lasted 15-20 turns. Point being lvl 60+ should have no prob with him nust be careful out don't get stoned (my eva helped a lot, he only hit me 8-9 times the entire battle, which lasted about 40 turns or so).
Urp... a NM! Quick, check Alla!
# Aug 01 2004 at 8:59 AM Rating: Excellent
254 posts
My fiancee and I (THF/RNG and THF/NIN, both 45) like to farm Tabar Beaks for cockatrice meat and wound up running in to Deadly Dodo last night. I have to agree with many others here in saying that he is tougher than his level would indicate. He has enough hit points for a half dozen of his Tabar Beak bretheren, I would estimate. And he hits hard... when my fiancee's Utsusemi was down he Hammer Beaked for 186... ouch!

Perhaps we were lucky, however, since he did not use Baleful Gaze or anything else that hindered us from beating on him incessantly. And he doesn't seem resistant to spell effects, because he was blinded (NIN spell) and put to sleep (my sleep bolts) successfully every time. It was still a pretty close fight, but we both made it.

He dropped the Dodo Skin and a cockatrice meat.
A little tricky, but fun!
# Jul 21 2004 at 4:59 PM Rating: Good
Deadly Dodo is a little tougher than the site indicates (currently it says Level 39-40), but it's not too bad for two or three people in their 50's.

I was able to duo him as a RDM52/THF26 with a THF48/RNG24 friend the other night. I tanked the NM using Stoneskin and Phalanx (the thief tricked off me to start the battle), and the two of us did a Fusion skillchain and Fire II MB. I wasn't as buffed as I would have liked at the start of the battle, and I didn't have full MP when we engaged (others were hunting and we were afraid we might lose the NM if we rested), so it was a little more difficult than it should have been. I wasn't able to properly debuff him due to my reduced MP (plus I was the tank). Stoneskin kept coming off too quickly, and I spent most of my MP Refreshing myself, keeping Stoneskin up, and the odd cure plus Fire II on the MB. It was a fairly lengthy battle. I think we got off two or three skillchains before it finally fell.

In the end, we beat him. Neither of us had to use our two-hours, and I didn't have to use a dangerous Convert bid-battle. I was down to about 20 MP and 200 HP (just barely above the red). My Thief partner took maybe one hit the whole fight.

No drop though. Smiley: cry
# Jul 19 2004 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
saw this thing and attacked it.... i got it down about 10% HP i'm a rdm lvl 49/15 THF for TH for farming... i died so it seems to have a whole lot of HP. I wasn't fully buffed before i attacked and i think that hurt....a lot. i would guess this monster since it is a NM is a normal lvl 50 monster.
Fun Fight
# Jul 10 2004 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Heh this thing is fun. 57WHM/20RNG leisure killing tabars while watching a movie to pick up some spare gils. I already had the skin from a previous encounter when I was with my thf friend. Anyway, it pops up on scan and I figure, what the heck, may as well. This thing is a WUSS! Took him down using maybe 600 mana (Regen II is nice). Got a mnk to come out of Jueno for the drop, making him one very happy monk. I am now 2/2 on this NM.
no dodo skin
# Jul 08 2004 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
killed this earlier today as a 58thf/25nin
kept utsusemi up and was fine until the very end where the bird seemed to speed up a bit. managed to pull it off with 383/968(until it was at 1/10th i was over 700hp).

was rewarded with a cockatrice skin and cockatrice meat. no dodo skin. /sigh. get to play with it again later. by the way. for thieves trying this. the sneak attack + hide trick does work since its sight based. so SA. then SA+hide. and you may be able to do a third one, i didn't think of trying it till halfway through
Solo at 50 Drg/Whm
# Jun 04 2004 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
It was a fun and exciting fight while playing around with a different sub. He missed with both Poison Pick and Baleful Gaze, which might have caused complications. Ended up using Healing Breath III about 4 times with Dia, Super Jumping so I could DS CureIII when I dropped to 160hp, and three or four Penta's. I ended the fight with ~50%hp for myself and my wyvern (she tanked for me after the Super Jump^^) plus a dodo skin and a bird feather.

Good luck and happy hunting. =P
Dodo Skin acquired
# May 19 2004 at 4:11 AM Rating: Decent
5,339 posts
This wasn't as hard a fight as it could have been. His accuracy isn't much better than a Tabar Beak's and his damage is only slightly higher. He's a little faster tho.

L55 MNK/WAR, I totally wrecked him with 2hr. I lost 500hp or so (<50%) and I didn't even use dodge or focus since I had just used them. He hit me with hammer beak (just a flesh wound) and tried poison pick which failed. My big concern was petrify, but he never used it. The high HP was a concern at first, but he just kept losing it faster and faster.

1 down, 2 to go. Bring on the Nue!
-Ssubzero on Ragnarok
50 and almost dead
# May 02 2004 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
lvl 50 drg and almost beat him...(called for help) I could have solod him easy If I went drg/war instead of drg/thf though.
Killed it
# Apr 20 2004 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
Killed it as a level 55 Paladin/warrior
Didnt have full mana when i attacked it and it was a pretty rough fight. Had to use 2 hour and all mana and he got me down to like 600 hp or something.
Droped the skin
fairly hard
# Mar 27 2004 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
55war/22nin slaughtered this thing ...
did zerk/agressor/warcry then voked it with 300tp
rampage for 1.7k, then several reg hits and another rampage for 1.2k
it got through blink and hit me twice for ~40, then it was over. Got me down to 1070hp ^^

if you thf, go camp coffers ... thiefs not ment to camp stuff near their lvl, nearly no damage 1v1 ... but 600k a day on coffers.

# Mar 20 2004 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
389 posts
sigh I'm a lvl 55 thf/war
got leaping boots, emperor pin, corsair knife, But i couldn't solo it.
It hardly hit me, but he used his 180dmg weapon skill alot --> me dead

I went straight back to jeuno, brought a lvl 62 mnk, took my revenge and it dropped the skin.

none the less.. it's not solo-able at 55 unless u have alot luck
# Feb 26 2004 at 8:46 PM Rating: Default
I think it wanders a bit more then they show the other day i found him at l-9
drop rate
# Feb 23 2004 at 8:03 PM Rating: Default
Well I camped him with a friend for roughly 2hrs today. We finally found him and killed him, yet all he droped was a cockatrice skin!! I was unaware that this wasnt a 1:1 drop rate. We both have the fists of fury quest. Something I missed? Because this was quite depressing.
drop rate
# Feb 23 2004 at 8:03 PM Rating: Default
Well I camped him with a friend for roughly 2hrs today. We finally found him and killed him, yet all he droped was a cockatrice skin!! I was unaware that this wasnt a 1:1 drop rate. We both have the fists of fury quest. Something I missed? Because this was quite depressing.
victory is mine!
# Feb 17 2004 at 8:50 PM Rating: Default
victory is mine!
# Feb 17 2004 at 8:52 PM Rating: Default
Beat this punk finally as 55 rdm. barely though, with blink and stone and phalanx and chainspell... left me with 0 mp at end of fight and 30 hp... thank god i won this time.
killed him today
# Feb 13 2004 at 3:43 PM Rating: Default
Camped this guy for about 8 hours this week. Finally got him today. Easy kill for a 53 Monk, brought my friends whm to help just incase. its prob best to either be 55+ or bring a friend because they will petrify and silence.
# Feb 13 2004 at 1:30 AM Rating: Default
careful with this one guys, i died as lv 52 RDM to him, and came back as lv 51 (yes i deleveled) and died again cause of silence move he did both times.... although the second time i got him down to 100 hp, but was low on mp, then he silenced me and ... yeah
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