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New area drop
# Feb 03 2008 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
Pugils in Vunkerl Inlet [S] drop it too.
# Dec 27 2007 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
also drop in Jugner Forest (S) from land pugil
Misareaux Makara <3
# Aug 15 2006 at 2:16 AM Rating: Good
158 posts
Went searching for silica in order to make a glass sheet for the goldfish bowl.^^

Since I intended the goldfish bowl to be a surprise, I had to solo these mobs which meant either Lufaise or Misareaux Coast. According to Somepage, Lufaise only has three Crimson Crab spawns, so I figured I'd try my luck on Misareaux.

Came as a gimped 62thf/31bm (the decision to do this was spontaneous, therefore I didn't have any equipment other than my knife), with the hopes of encouraging drops with TH2. I camped at Rafeloux River in I-6. There were roughly four makara spawns in the immediate vicinity and since it took me about 1.5-2 minutes to kill each fish, that was more than enough.^^

What I experienced on 43% First Quarter Moon, Lightsday:

- At level 62, I was getting anywhere from 20-29 exp per kill.
- Makaras take about 5 minutes to respawn.

Silica Drops:

0/12 Bigclaws
6/13 Makara

Hope this helps.^^
Misareaux Makara <3
# Jul 30 2007 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
280 posts
As a 75 whm/blm I had about a 1/8 drop rate from the Makara. When I went back and subbed my gimpy thf (26) it jumped to about 1/5 or so. Hope that gives everyone a look at the drop rate with and w/o TH. I camped at the same place as Lissia (The I-6 river in Misareaux Coast)
only drops in certin aera's
# Jul 27 2006 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
Dropped from Mobs:

* Crimson Knight Crab (Lufaise Meadows) (Level: 33-36)
* Crimson Knight Crab (Misareaux Coast) (Level: 33-36)
* Big Jaw (Phomiuna Aqueducts) (Level: 37-39)
* Makara (Phomiuna Aqueducts) (Level: 44-47)
* Bigclaw (Misareaux Coast) (Level: 45-48)
* Makara (Misareaux Coast) (Level: 46-49)
* Nipper (Mamook) (Level: 76-77)

Obtained by Excavating in:

* Tahrongi Canyon (Very Rare)
* Maze of Shakhrami (Very Rare)

Obtained from Desynthesis Recipe:

* Qiqirn Sandbag - Clothcraft (?)

Used in Recipes:

* Freshwater Set - Alchemy (77)
* Glass Sheet - Alchemy (56)
* Imperial Cermet - Alchemy (71)

Only Tav Safehold
# Apr 14 2006 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
I found the 6 I needed to make my fishbowl. I tried all sortsa mobs listed here, but they only dropped off Makura in Mis. Coast.
-.-;; not stackable
# Mar 18 2006 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Stacks to: 12

~Wrong this is not stackable, I have 6 in my inventory taking up space they dont stack >.<!
lousy drop rate
# Nov 05 2005 at 11:03 PM Rating: Good
19 posts
Ok, went to lufaise meadows, killed 6 crabs, 63PLD/27THF, no drop.

Went to Misareaux Coast, killed 6 crabs, 5 makara, no Drop. This one sucks. 17 mobs, no drop. Not worth my time.
confirm and info
# Oct 17 2005 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
324 posts
Drops off Makara in misereaux coast - levelling my 48BST there and get one on every kill.
One other piece of information, this item DOES NOT STACK!!!
I'm going to end up going back into safehold pretty often just to clear inventory at this rate :(
# Aug 05 2005 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
106 posts
Ok i spent a little over an hour using field gear and got two silica in the canyon and only broke 6 pickaxes, spent two hours killing the pugil type mobs in the jungle and got no silica does it drop of of them or not?.
# Aug 03 2005 at 9:02 PM Rating: Default
47 posts
..lol 9k per Silica on AH in Garuda...
Post Update
# Aug 02 2005 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
100 posts
Wasted 3 stacks of pickaxes in Tahrongi yesterday. No silica. Unless it depends on a certain weather or day, I'm not too sure it drops often there.

I was mining around with earth elementals popping up, if that gives anyone any help.
RE: Post Update
# Aug 02 2005 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
we went through close to 6 stacks between the two of us (my wife and I) and only got one silica. We got a few ancient logs, and some rocks though, along with the usual.. so it wasn't too bad.
Synth Qty?
# Aug 02 2005 at 1:27 PM Rating: Default
211 posts
Sorry... posted in the wrong spot!

Edited, Tue Aug 2 14:36:35 2005
Post Updat
# Aug 01 2005 at 11:03 PM Rating: Decent
84 posts
Post Aug 1st Update availability of Silica:

So SE increased the availability of this. It is apparently dropped off other mobs now, not just Big Jaw and Makara. Also it can be attained through Excavation in Tahrongi and Shakrami.

If you find it dropping anywhere else please post here ^^

Edited, Tue Aug 2 00:11:39 2005
RE: Post Updat
# Aug 02 2005 at 2:16 AM Rating: Decent
842 posts
also from the crabs in mis coast
Mined in the Maze
# Aug 01 2005 at 4:45 PM Rating: Default
Just got this in the Maze of Shakhrami after the Aug. 1 update. Mined it from an excavation point. Windsday, Waning Gibbous 74% Aug 1 4:40pm est

Please update this item
# Jul 29 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
just thought id add that some1 paid 3.5mil for glass sheet on unicorn... some ppl have way too much money lol
# Jul 29 2005 at 12:19 PM Rating: Default
RE: Clamming/Silica
# Jul 29 2005 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, I been sitting here reading up like a hawk for this silica. Theres no way SE would make a new item like this for a festival item. All three Aquariums require a glass sheet made from 6 pieces of silica. I bet the mob drop is to be a rare thing, hence the 150-500k price on yalls AH's. I for one was getting promy done so i could farm it myself. But,,, With the new swimwear +1 (improves clamming). My Bet is that it is to be clammed as a few others of you have mentioned. The Goldfish Set from one fishing scoop festival quest & the Silica from the Swimsuit/Clamming festival quest would seem more likely. I dont know how that post down there got the idea before the swimsuits were out but i think your right about the clamming for these. ^^ Comon now boys! go clam dex some silica ill syn your glass sheet and your aquariums. wood98 gold60 cloth60 cook60 smith58 alch55 top that :P
Nice find
# Jul 29 2005 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
4,192 posts
I can confirm this. I am 69 WAR/THF, and they are dropping off of Makaras like candy in Miseraux Coast.

Damnit, I hate myself for not trying these before going to the Aqueducts. Would have been 10x faster....at least I got my 6.
Mobs + Odin
# Jul 28 2005 at 10:49 PM Rating: Default
49 posts
This drops off of Big Jaw and Makara in Misareaux Coast as well... seems this was just found out today as the price went from 150k to 20k (and dropping) in 12 hours on Odin. >.<

Edited, Thu Jul 28 23:48:43 2005
RE: Mobs + Odin
# Jul 29 2005 at 4:15 AM Rating: Decent
I can confirm this. I am 69 WAR/THF, and they are dropping off of Makaras like candy in Miseraux Coast.

Edited, Fri Jul 29 05:33:45 2005
big jaw and makara
# Jul 27 2005 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
so basically they would drop off big jaws and makara in any area in which they r found??
RE: big jaw and makara
# Jul 28 2005 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
6,424 posts
No, it's a design flaw in the allakhazam database. Zone-specific drops of mobs that appear in several areas will cause this flaw to emerge.

Phomiuna Aquaducts Big Jaws and Makara are the ONLY pugils to drop the silica... unfortunatly.

Silica is 120k and dropping on Bismarck Jeuno AH.
# Jul 27 2005 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
257 posts
Makara in the Aqueducts also drop this, not just Big Jaws. So if you're farming subligars, be sure to kill a few makara also, they will indeed drop it. And the drop rate is much better than you'd imagine with a ~400k price tag for each.
RE: Makara...
# Jul 27 2005 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
558 posts
Interestly enough, Makara isn't listed on Allakhazam's Phomiuna Aqueducts Mob List, yet they are listed on Somepage's Phomiuna Aqueducts Mob List.

If you look at the level-range of the pugil listed:
Big Jaw: 37 - 39
Makara: 44 - 47

So Makara should drop the silica a lot more often than the Big Jaws.
# Jul 26 2005 at 11:25 AM Rating: Default
I checked ah and this stuff is worth 380k a piece and u need 6 of em to make 1 piece of glass???

how the hell does that work out... so an aquarium will cost like 10 mil to buy o.O

Edited, Tue Jul 26 12:33:30 2005
# Jul 23 2005 at 5:23 AM Rating: Decent
84 posts
anyone tried clamming for this...seems like a likely source of silica. some of the other stuff for making aquariums comes from clamming. and the new summer equips have some special ability: Reduce clamming 'incidents'.

Edited, Sat Jul 23 06:27:35 2005
RE: clamming
# Jul 27 2005 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
261 posts
I spent two hours tonight clamming, and did not get silica even once. I made it up to 150 ponzes of capacity a few times, too.

I did, however, get three petrified logs, which are also on the synth for the aquariums.
Big Jaw drops it.
# Jul 21 2005 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
Dropped off of the Big Jaws in Aqueducts. Not the slime.

I'm checking pugils in other areas for drops. Will report back.
RE: Big Jaw drops it.
# Jul 22 2005 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
69 posts
got one off our first Big Jaw kill... killed 4 more with no drop ; ; never seen this anywhere else, tho
RE: Big Jaw drops it.
# Jul 22 2005 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
94 posts
Did this just appear in Phomiuna, or can you get the drop off the ones in the other areas too?
# Jul 21 2005 at 5:55 AM Rating: Default
2,285 posts

Mobd Drop?


Where do we get this...
RE: Where?
# Jul 21 2005 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
Rumour has it that it's dropped off a mob in the aqueducts - possibly slime
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