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Hornetneedle
(Dagger) All Races
DMG:16 DLY:150
DEX+1 AGI+1
Lv.48 RDM/THF/BRD/RNG/NIN

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1/1 on it.
# May 16 2008 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
I got the Larva after killing about 30 Bees. I went as 75WAR/37DNC (yes no TH)
The fight was very easy to say the least. I started by clearing a couple of Bees in the room. I stored 300 TP. I thought I was gonna need it for Waltzs, but no need. This guy has horrible Acc, got hit I say about 6 or 7 times for 50ish damage. He does strike fast but he is very bad at Acc lol. I just 300 TP raging rush/ mighty strikes and he was dead. I didn't even give him a chance to pollen. Fight took about 60 secs and I got my dagger. GL folks.
Mediocre
# Jun 30 2007 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
I want to start by clearing something up that is WAY too common of a misconception about TP gain. The amount of TP you gain is based on the delay of the weapon, And no weapon, other than ones that may attack more than once per round, will gain tp any quicker than others. For example, a 300 delay weapon will gain twice as much TP per hit as a 150 delay weapon. Dont believe me? Go try it out! Make sure NOT to be dual-wielding though, because that reduces tp per hit, and can easily confuse people with the amount gained (since it's also 2 diff weapons).
With that said, I'd like to say I worked my a$$ off to get this dagger, and have had it for about a year+. I play RDM and THF, and honestly, I have to say that this dagger is mediocre at best. It is "ok" for RDM soloing with En-spells, but honestly, there are still often better alternatives, but thats all matter of opinion when it comes down to RDM - all I know is that when I was around this level as RDM, and I used swords + enspells, I killed mobs MUCH faster, and at 75, this thing is a joke for RDM, especially if you have Joyeuse, Mensur Epee, or Blau dolch... Hell, I even noticed I was killing quicker with the cheap wise wiz anelace!
As for thf, around this same level, you could be using a weapon that gives +5 acc and +5 atk instead of this, and has close to the same DPS (bone +1), and if you think that acc+5 isnt so great, then why does everyone pay so much for snipers rings? Anyway, you could also be using the dmg 21 corsair's knife, which has Attack +10... And if you mainhand that, you will have MUCH higher WS dmg. SO, if attack +10, or acc+5 atk +5 better than agl+1 and dex+1? I'd say DEFINITELY, by a pretty large margin from the tests I"ve done in parties... But people will keep using this, no matter what I say... so enjoy!
Mediocre
# Aug 12 2007 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
Alright, lemme clarify for the clarifier. This dagger is one of the best weapons you can use as a RDM/NIN for soloing heavy hitters. The object isn't to do physical damage at all... in fact, 0 damage is WONDERFUL when attacking something like Bune, or other wyverns. So what if you don't build TP when you deal 0 damage. The important part is that the mob doesn't build TP either. The magic of low delay daggers is the frequency of landing an En-spell. 14+ damage per second is a considerable amount overall. Sure you can do more damage with a Joyeuse, but it'll all come back to you in the long run. AoE's tend to wipe out shadows pretty quickly. Just my two-cents. In an XP party, this thing prolly isn't the best choice, but for soloing... awesome.
Mediocre
# Sep 06 2007 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Completely agree with you, I myself am soloing in Crawlers' Nest using only the Beestinger, will get Hornetneedle whenever I can. En-spells are awesome!
And yes, I really wanna hit for 0 damage but sadly the dagger is dealing damage.. oh well. Will get all "Enspell damgage + ?" equipment I can to max this thing up.

Red Mage for the win!
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# Mar 11 2007 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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this dagger ans one corsair knife or 2 corsair knife whats better?? ( thf/nin) ???
Yea.. AoE is just not the best idea :(
# Aug 14 2006 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
I am Odin's #1 Black Mage noob.

Hahahaha funny thing about this NM, i AOE'd at start. then my smn friend just solo'd it. This is after he told me "Seshi just sit back and i'll solo it. I have to be somewhere." Yea.. i was sitting their dead yelling and crying by butt of on vent... ugh i was so mad that he was soloing the mob i wanted to help fight FOR MY DAGGER! lol i still got it but blah! i wanted to cast on it :(
Good DoT
# Jul 10 2006 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
The beauty isn't TP gain in any 150 delay dagger. The thing is.. RDM + Enspells. Up until level 24 or so, I would keep up with some of the other DDs using a beestinger throughout the dunes, and a platoon dagger in quifim.If you do combine 150 delay daggers with haste, I'm pretty sure it cuts the delay down by 33%, meaning the delay would be 100 instead of 150.

In 30 Cap ballista.. I beat a WAR w/ GAxe using a platoon dagger and enblizzard..
Good DoT
# Aug 08 2006 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
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TheRedPsychosis wrote:
The beauty isn't TP gain in any 150 delay dagger. The thing is.. RDM + Enspells. Up until level 24 or so, I would keep up with some of the other DDs using a beestinger throughout the dunes, and a platoon dagger in quifim.If you do combine 150 delay daggers with haste, I'm pretty sure it cuts the delay down by 33%, meaning the delay would be 100 instead of 150.

In 30 Cap ballista.. I beat a WAR w/ GAxe using a platoon dagger and enblizzard..


It's a lvl 48 dagger.
Good DoT
# Aug 13 2006 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
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What's your point? They didn't say they used THIS dagger in 30 cap ballista, just a different 150 delay dagger (which is lv.20). Fact remains that daggers like this one with enspell effects are alot of fun on things like elementals, slimes, and in extreme cases some particularly high defense crabs.
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Good for skill ups
# Jun 18 2006 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
I just got the Hornetneedle and tried it to skill up my dagger skill. It was very good.
since we duo'd the crabs in boyhada (man, it took looong) i didnt went /nin. Wasnt necessary, with Haste Hornetneedle attacks VERY fast, and you maybe dont do a lot dmg at once, but huge dmg over time.
Not to mention the skill ups can be as good as dualwielding daggers. its very nice.
omg
# Jun 17 2006 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
this bee larva takes like a million effin Wespe's atleast for me 59thf and my friend 75thf both have treasure hunterII and everything we killed about 100 so far and this is my 3rd trip so all togther about 350 soo i will keep tring at this but god dang this thing is a pain but will be so wo worth it at the end!
Error on the Picture
# Apr 11 2006 at 3:32 AM Rating: Default
The dmg on the dagger is 17... not 16.. and i had a Rdm/nin kill this thing for me... easy drop on the pop item also took like 6 bees to get the drop. Good luck for those who want to pop the nm dont go and try and fight it under 68... it has a 2hr like Hundred Fist's.




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RE: Error on the Picture
# Jun 12 2006 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
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im looking at my horentneedle, i can almost certainly tell you that it has 16 damage.. also it doesnt hundred fists or any similar 2hr, it has what i think is a 100% triple attack, at least he triple attacked every time with me
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Error on the Picture
# Apr 11 2006 at 3:31 AM Rating: Default
The dmg on the dagger is 17... not 16.. and i had a Rdm/nin kill this thing for me... easy drop on the pop item also took like 6 bees to get the drop. Good luck for those who want to pop the nm dont go and try and fight it under 68... it has a 2hr like Hundred Fist's.




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Error on the Picture
# Feb 09 2007 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
Sorry bud, looking at mine right now;
Hornetneedle (Dagger) All Races
DMG:16 Delay:150 DEX+1 AGI+1
Lv48 RDM/THF/BRD/RNG/NIN
Looks like your the one with the error.
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# Apr 06 2006 at 5:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I was so happy when it droped i heard terrible stories from friends went as drk/thf to farm a larve.
1/14 on it as DRK/THF i dont think its to bad i duo'd him with a WHM friend and me as drk/nin
TP Gain
# Feb 21 2006 at 5:14 AM Rating: Decent
As far as I understand it, TP gain is determined by the delay of the weapon, so you'd get more delay per strike from a dagger with a 190 delay versus this dagger. My suggestion to you would be to buy a Platoon Dagger or a Beestinger, go out to a place with decent mobs like Rolanberry, Batallia Downs, etc., engage a mob with one of the aforementioned daggers along with w/e the other weapon you wanted to use is, and see how much TP you gain in 1 minute. Then compare it to the amount of TP you gain with your original equipment. That should paint a pretty good picture of whether or not getting the Hornetneedle is worth it.
TP Gain
# Feb 09 2007 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
I'm not 100% sure myself but from what I understand it they want the 150delay so that they can hit with their main weapon again. At least thats what I'm using it for.
Hornetneedle or Triple Dagger
# Jan 06 2006 at 6:56 PM Rating: Default
I'm having a problem deciding whether or not to go out and get this dagger..I'm a lvl 61 Thf and I use a darksteel Kukri +1 main and I sub Triple Dagger...I seem to get tp fine, but is the 150 delay better to gain tp faster??? Please Reply, Thank you
Hornetneedle or Triple Dagger
# Jan 06 2006 at 6:55 PM Rating: Default


Edited, Fri Jan 6 17:59:44 2006
Hornetneedle or Triple Dagger
# Jan 06 2006 at 6:55 PM Rating: Default


Edited, Fri Jan 6 18:58:07 2006
Fun fight
# Dec 10 2005 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I got around to picking this dagger up for my RDM the other day. Went in as a 71 BST, did'nt get aggro from the doll so one less thing to kill. I called carrie and let the timer cool down cause I hear this thing attacks crazy fast.

It hit me like 5 times before I could sic carrie on it haha. Carrie was hitting for 170+ and I for 100+. I was lucky that it only used pollen once the whole fight. Only had to use one carrie and one Zeta the whole fight, when it died carries hp was at 2%.

Also I think it took me about 20 something kills to get the bee larva as well. Now to find the next item I can use to pimp out my RDM ^^
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RE: Fun fight
# Jan 06 2006 at 6:57 PM Rating: Default
I'm having a problem deciding whether or not to go out and get this dagger..I'm a lvl 61 Thf and I use a darksteel Kukri +1 main and I sub Triple Dagger...I seem to get tp fine, but is the 150 delay better to gain tp faster??? Please Reply, Thank you
RE: Fun fight
# Jan 06 2006 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
I'm having a problem deciding whether or not to go out and get this dagger..I'm a lvl 61 Thf and I use a darksteel Kukri +1 main and I sub Triple Dagger...I seem to get tp fine, but is the 150 delay better to gain tp faster??? Please Reply, Thank you
Hornetneedle
# Dec 04 2005 at 2:20 AM Rating: Decent
Got Bee Larvae in about 25-30 Wespe's and was able to solo Death From Above as Rdm/Nin
which?
# Nov 16 2005 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
this or triple dagger which is better tp build?
Got the Hornetneedle
# Oct 28 2005 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo'ed about 2,500 EXP worth of 20 EXP Wespes and finally got the Bee Larvae. Coincidentally, I got it off of one of the bees in DFA's room. So I built up 100% TP on a nearby Tonberry, then proceeded to pop him.

Battle started off smoothly. His attack speed kind of scared me until I noticed it was all misses >.> Finally two shadows go down and I recast. Then those go down. And he hits me. I was surprised to be hit for 60 a pop with poison additional effect! At one point I had to Shadowstitch him and shoot bloody bolts at him to get my HP back. Mostly used Dancing Edge though. Took a couple minutes, ended the fight with 57 HP and 1 bloody bolt (out of 40) left.

Good luck to others who are seeking this dagger.
wtf?
# Oct 18 2005 at 2:39 AM Rating: Decent
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1/105ish on the stupid wespes. Over a course of about 8 hours. 4 trips to the crappy Temple of Uggelapih.

I haven't used it yet...we go over to kill Sozu's PHes after we kill DFA and he pops...and it kills us (my friend runs out of shihei...and wasn't using bloody bolts ><). Then 2 high levels claim it and STARTS off with a CONVERT (yes, he died instantly) and then it goes after mr cool optical hat friend of his (DRK i think) and it rapes him in like 10 seconds. Then it sits there...oh wait I should post this on Sozu Rogberry's page. Anyway, after 105 kills we spawn the DFA and get my hornetneedle...too bad Corsair's Knife is at 1 mil so F that...so I really don't know what to dual weild this thing with >.>

Edited, Tue Oct 18 18:46:14 2005
love my hornetneedle
# Oct 10 2005 at 4:33 AM Rating: Decent
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this thing is great....had an easy time getting it too...got larvae on 4th kill, then 75BST friend hung out with me while Courier Carrie solo'd DFA....
too weak
# Sep 29 2005 at 5:17 PM Rating: Default
got 2 bee larve in about an hour with TH 2,

me(74drk/thf) and a 60thf/nin duo'd this with ease.

it has about 4k hp, we got 300 tp, i did 2k even spiral hell and took out half its life, thf did DE took out another quarter, then i got tp for guillotine to finish it off.

It hits almost non stop and has added poison effect, but crappy accuracy.
Yey
# Aug 30 2005 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Took about an hour and a half to get the Bee Lavae last night with just myself (67RNG/NIN) and Caladbolg (69RDM/WAR). We just kept running back and forth between the three Wespe spawnpoints on the first map until it finally dropped, then spawned DFA, which Caladbolg tanked while I spammed Blind, Acid and Holy Bolts on it: with those and Paralyze on it, it presented no problem

Vorpal Blade >> Slug Shot finished it off no problem. My THF now has a Hornetneedle :D
Drop Rate
# Aug 11 2005 at 1:33 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know, or can estimate a drop rate on this if so pleace post thanks.
RE: Drop Rate
# Aug 11 2005 at 6:39 AM Rating: Excellent
Drop rate is 100% from the NM Death From Above in the Temple Of Ugglitephia (sp lol). DFA is spawned by trading a Bee Larvae to a set of ??? in the temple. Same area as DRG AF helm.
can't wait
# Jul 31 2005 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
I can't wait to get this dagger

right now I have

Kidney Dagger
Triple Dagger

that works great for soloing

In pt's I use Triple Dagger and Lust Dagger
I will rpobably use my Lust Dagger only with Dancing edge after I obtain the hornet needle

Personally since I am a thief and money isn't a big deal I like to keep my daggers that are useful, and it's nice to get one for free.


Just a little note...
# Jul 24 2005 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
The ??? to trade the bee larvae to is not in the middle of the dais in the room. It's to the left on a tree root. Just FYI since my friend had trouble finding it and thought he was in the wrong room until I tabbed around and found it.
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