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A key that opens a treasure coffer in the Sea Serpent Grotto.

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Issues getting the coffer
# Jun 20 2007 at 3:23 AM Rating: Good
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Sixgauge rate up for this line alone...

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First of all, these mobs are not as high or difficult as other coffer mobs. Most people have said to camp right behind the door. I feel the drop rate from the mobs in this area are poor at best (they con ~DC to someone who is 54).

First time I went, I spent almost two hours near the door (did not go past the first Blubber Eyes) with no luck. It may not really matter, but if you can go deeper behind the mythril door to kill mobs, do so.


I killed just under 100 mobs around the door and got no drop. I was getting a frustrated so I started reading these posts and saw sixgauges. I moved to the very end of the area to close to secret part of the map and got the drop after three mobs.

If you are having issues getting the drop move to the back of the area.
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Issues getting the coffer
# Sep 11 2008 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
I went there on my 51NIN (needed the key for TOA access) and i 2boxed my 75 THF with TH3. I went 2/18 on the drop (popped a coffer with the second key 10k gil woot). I HIGHLY recommend bringing TH for a key farming session, seems to help a lot!
got it
# Apr 17 2007 at 5:34 AM Rating: Decent
Wow...went down as 75pld/nin with NPC fighitng for 30mins and got drop... 1/21.
i guess i got luck..now just have to find the coffer chest...
0/62
# Mar 17 2007 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
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currently 0/62 x.X

still trying to get it...

edit: just got it... 1/80 x.X

Edited, Mar 18th 2007 1:24am by ThePsychoticOne
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Key and Coffer
# Feb 03 2007 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
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First things first

Get a Map
Take the time to go after a chest key and chest. There are only two NMs in the area, so there is normally no one around. I had my key and map within 10 minutes. I personally think it's a waste of time trying to locate your position by flipping back and forth to an online map.

FFXI-Atlas Treasure Maps are great.

Obtaining the Key

Mobs
First of all, these mobs are not as high or difficult as other coffer mobs. Most people have said to camp right behind the door. I feel the drop rate from the mobs in this area are poor at best (they con ~DC to someone who is 54).

First time I went, I spent almost two hours near the door (did not go past the first Blubber Eyes) with no luck. It may not really matter, but if you can go deeper behind the mythril door to kill mobs, do so.

Second time, I brought a friend and TH1. It took about 20 min.

Bring a Friend
It doesn't matter what level you are. More People = Faster Kills = Better chance of getting a key drop quickly.

Treasure Hunter
What can I say, it works. Either you or your friend should /THF if you have it available.

Finding the Coffer

RMT
This was the biggest problem I had to face. Majority of the time (if not all the time) there is RMT down there camping NMs like Voll the Sharkfinned and Worr the Clawfisted. They are usually in an alliance. Because of this, they are constantly killing and finding keys which means.. they are popping coffers as well.

Your best bet is to make rounds continuously around the coffer spawn areas. If you find that finding it is more difficult, time your rounds so that you begin looking 15 minutes after one of those NMs are killed. The RMT rove around the grotto for several NMs, so you should at least have a good hour after one or both of the NMs death.

If you don't have RMT working together in an alliance in the grotto, consider yourself lucky.

Resting/AFK
The best spots I found to rest or go AFK are E-7, F-8, and C-10. More often than not, resting anywhere else will get you aggro'ed by a mob who spawns there.

Hopefully this waste of a post helps you..

Good Luck and Congratulations~!



Edited, Feb 3rd 2007 8:22am by sixgauge
Key and Coffer
# Feb 07 2007 at 3:51 AM Rating: Decent
Great information. I wish I could rate you up but I'm not high enough :P

Thank you.
Key
# Nov 30 2006 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
75DRK/37NIN - killed one crab, got drop, found coffer, got map. Killed one sahi, got drop, returned to norg

52NIN/26WAR - sneak / invis, found coffer, got AF

Its luck, don't blame SE
key drop
# Sep 03 2006 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
Winklelala must be one lucky little tarutaru BST then. She went behind mythril door yesterday and got a drop on the second sahagin she killed. Used it to get access to Aht Urgan. Came back today and got a key on the first one she killed. She is gonna save it just in case she levels a job that needs it I suppose.
Got key while fishing grimmonites
# Aug 19 2006 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
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First time I tried soloing as whm in long time. Just got to lvl 74 and finally got to use my nin 37 sub, purgatory mace, and Darksteel Maul combo. Almost got owned yesterday by a Rock Crab fish up and nearby BST and THF helped me take it out, vowed revenge and got it today. Realed it in and took it out in about 2 min, but it dropped so much stuff! Little exp, crab meat, rock salt, kindered seal, and Grotto coffer key. Just was checked site before heading to find, but will hold onto since I'll be leveling smn up soon as whm hits 75.

Good Luck to all that are hunting for this.
Key drop sucks
# Jul 08 2006 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Down here for 4 hours straight as whm 75 with full melee gear on, trying to drop the key for my smn...

Just isnt happening yet.
Coffer key doesnt exist haha
# Jun 21 2006 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
Ok me rdm/nin and my nin/war friend have been down in SSG for over a week now about prolly 2-4 hour intervals on the average every day and have yet to see a key for AF. We have over killed over 400 enemies, gained 30k exp and gotten from level 52-55 now duoing down here. This is a joke and SE should consider doing something for players when they have quests open that require certain drops. I have never taken any stock in TH for rare drops but maybe we will give it a shot. There is no way that anyone has ever endured such time and exp with no Key. We talked to a GM and of course nothing haha. Good Luck
Coffer key doesnt exist haha
# Jul 13 2006 at 1:33 PM Rating: Good
Are you sure you were killing the right mobs? When my friends and I were killing blubbering eyes last night for our hakutaku eyes we all got a coffer key. They dropped from blubber eyes and the sahagin past the mythril door. That's also where the coffers spawn. Good luck I hope you get your key
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# Mar 03 2006 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
well idk im gonna farm it 2day for smn af3
i hope ill get drop ill get 3 ppl around 70
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# Dec 09 2005 at 9:19 AM Rating: Good
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Spend just over 5 hours getting my boyfriend his coffer key for his NIN AF. We duo'd them for a couple of hours (me as 65WHM/BLM, him as 53NIN/WAR) then a 74BLM off our ls decided to come help too. We were there a long, long time. ; ; Guess thats what we get for going without TH2 ^^;. I'd recommend for a camp you use the area just behind the mythril door, that's where we where. Sometimes a Marsh Sahagin would spawn ontop of us but they sleep easily :) Just make sure you can do that. Pretty easy fights though. Good thing was my npc dinged 40 while there. wOOt! >.>
drop rate 3... O_o
# Sep 09 2005 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
wtf lolol. got another 1 >_>
now we have 3 (he used his to get map)
the drop rate is not bad. :P
RE: drop rate 3... O_o
# Oct 21 2005 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
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You use a Chest Key to get the map.
Not the Coffer key.
RE: drop rate 3... O_o
# Oct 21 2005 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
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Map can be gotten from either. I got mine in chest, and had an LS member get his from coffer while farming the lower level hecteyes for cluster.
drop rate 2...
# Sep 09 2005 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
we decided to kill some eyes for hktk eyes.. and we got another coffer..
can't be so rare >_>;
we got 2 in less than 30 mins.. lol
drop rate
# Sep 09 2005 at 7:58 AM Rating: Decent
I just killed a pug which aggroed a friend and got it. we didn't even need it.. lol
1/1 on it xD
Dont Try So Hard Then Maybe
# Aug 05 2005 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
I've Got This Key So much but i havent ever needed it and i still dont ..
i have a key
# Mar 22 2005 at 1:40 PM Rating: Default
hey can anyone tell me what is the respawn time for coffers?
drop = fuck
# Mar 19 2005 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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like noblemyth saied...
when u need the key u dont get it...

8 hours - still no key...

i hate the drop rates -.-
RE: drop = fuck
# Jan 23 2006 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
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when u need the key u dont get it...


I wanna know exactly how FFXI knows your looking for a drop and doesn't give it to you.

I camped 12 hours strait in Castle Ozroja for L40 ninjutsu scrolls and didn't get a single drop 75thf/nin w/ 70whm/blm alt account. Stole 3 stacks of gold coins (wich funded the scrolls I wanted) got numerious coffer keys, judgement keys, 4 blm spells that ended up being worth way more than I expected (wich funded L40 ninjutsu gi) but no fricken L40 ni scrolls. Also I teamed up with another party that had TH3. Yah they was looking for a 10k bard scroll that refused to drop. They was there with me for 6 hours. 10k = common drop price on my server!!!

How... How does FFXI know your camping an item your farming to not drop it for you?

So I later learn the blm spells I got were rare drops that LS mates had complained about camping and not being able to get. Yet I wasn't after blm spells so I get them ofcource. Others complained about the coffer and judgement keys being hard to drop but had more of them drop than I could give away.

At any rate I'm going to SSG to farm mass Golden Hktk Eyes. I expect to loot ten thoughsand coffer keys =P I have thfs tools, I won't need the keys =P
RE: drop = fuck
# May 05 2006 at 6:22 PM Rating: Decent
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The reason you didn't get the level 40 elemental:ni scrolls you were farming for is because you were killing the wrong mobs. The mobs that drop the :ni scrolls (doton, hyoton, huton, etc.) are dropped from Yagudo Conquistadors in the basement, which you steal mythril beastcoins from, not gold.

I farmed all 6 scrolls in under two hours, then went upstairs and farmed hojo and kurayami:ni from the assassins.

Better do some research before you go out farming next time. :P
Drops like crazy... too bad
# Feb 09 2005 at 3:15 AM Rating: Decent
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I've gotten and thrown out about 5-6 of this key while soloing as a BST.

For some reason when I need a key, it won't drop, but I've gotten tons of these... >.<
lucky thf
# Jan 27 2005 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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i just got 2 for me and my friend each time was when i soloed the rock crab 64thf/nin
map?
# Jan 15 2005 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
i'll be helping my SMN friend with getting this coffer pretty soon...anyone know where i can find a mpa marked with spawns or something? would really help out since neither of us have any sence of direction at all XD
RE: map?
# Oct 26 2005 at 5:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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MegaDude wrote:

i'll be helping my SMN friend with getting this coffer pretty soon...anyone know where i can find a mpa marked with spawns or something? would really help out since neither of us have any sence of direction at all XD


Sea Serpent Grotto map

Down at the bottom, click "Treasure."
2nd map down, left side, behind the Mythril door, that's where you wanna go. Key droppers abound, and that's where the coffer pops.
RE: map?
# Oct 26 2005 at 5:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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MegaDude wrote:

i'll be helping my SMN friend with getting this coffer pretty soon...anyone know where i can find a mpa marked with spawns or something? would really help out since neither of us have any sence of direction at all XD


Sea Serpent Grotto map

Down at the bottom, click "Treasure."
2nd map down, left side, behind the Mythril door, that's where you wanna go. Key droppers abound, and that's where the coffer pops.
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# Jan 01 2005 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
Hmmm.
I went through the Mythril door as my 66 RDM. Got aggroed by an EP Sahagin. While i'm fighting it, i get aggroed by an EP Rock Crab as well.
I Sleep II it and proceed to kill the Sahagin. It drops a Kindred's Seal. I then turn to the crab - kill it, and it drops a Grotto Coffer key.

Not 15 minutes later i accidently stumble upon a chest. At E-11. It's very close to where a stone wall is located which leads to a room with 2-3 Sahagin spawns and something you can click on but "Nothing happens". This was also behind the Mythril door still.

Now i'm logged out right next to the Coffer, with my key, because i have the following problem:

My Ninja is lvl 50. I have accepted but not completed the AF2 quest ("I'll take the big box", for the lvl 52 piece, which are the pants).
Now i don't know if i can get my Ninja Kyahan from this Coffer before i complete AF2.
And i have a feeling if i leave here now, i might not find the Coffer this easily the next time. Also, do i have to open it as a Ninja?
I don't think i do - but if not; what does trigger the Ninja Kyahan drop, if not being the job Ninja? I can only guess having a lvl 50 Ninja job and having completed NIN AF2.

Any thoughts?
RE: ><
# Jan 06 2005 at 4:05 PM Rating: Good
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Start the quest "Boghertz's Lurking Hands". The coffers will only yield the AF peice if you open them as NIN main as far as I know.
Drop rate..
# Dec 29 2004 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I have this quest activated before I quit smn. Well I can't do my bst quests until I beat this pos one. I've got over 10K exp from these things (soloing with my bst) and still no coffer key.
Crabs drop keys. :)
# Nov 07 2004 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I got a key, and helped two others get a key, and two of those keys dropped off the crabs. :)

There is a great camp past the mithral door and to the right. It's the room with Waverider, the NM, and there is a small alchove with a lamp. Nothing aggro spawns there.
Coffer key is a myth
# Oct 30 2004 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
i've been hunting for a Coffer key in this place for four days in a row! Still no key! spent 15 hours so far and that is with the thief subjob. So i only ask one question: Why does this game hate me?
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# Aug 26 2004 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I got this off of a rock crab, and I don't see this listed. Its the first higher level thing I killed here. Someone trained the rock crab to Norg so I killed it so it wouldn't kill others. I got a coffer key, anyone know whats in the coffer? I don't need it for AF.

Just figured I'd let people know Rock Crabs do drop it.

Also got two land crab meats and a rock salt, joy. Now I have a chest key and a coffer key for this place... better go search.
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