Steamed Sprouts  

Start Area: Balga's Dais
Start NPC:Shami (H - 8)
Max Party:6
Related Mobs:Domovoi
Max Level:40
(Average from 11 ratings)
Items Required:Star Orb
Items Granted:Ametrine
Balance Buckler
Black Pearl
Enhancing Earring
Fire Spirit Pact
Gold Beastcoin
Guarding Gorget
Mythril Beastcoin
Oak Log
Red Rock
Rosewood Log
Scroll of Absorb-STR
Scroll of Erase
Scroll of Ice Spikes
Scroll of Phalanx
Scroll of Refresh
Scroll of Utsusemi: Ni
Survival Belt
Translucent Rock
Vile Elixir
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Sat Apr 5 19:50:46 2008

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Battle Notes

In order to enter the battlefield you will need to bring a Star Orb, which is obtained by trading 40 Beastmen's Seals to Shami in Port Jeuno. When you are ready, trade the Star Orb to the Burning Circle inside Balga's Dais and choose to enter the battle Steamed Sprouts.

Your party will be deleveled to 40 when you do this encounter. Your party may consist of 6 members. You have 30 minutes to defeat the Dvorovoi and 7 linked Domovoi.


You will be able to tell immediately which mob is the Dvorovoi because he is the black Mandragora standing in the middle. Most successful strategies include a Bard for Horde Lullaby. All mages and the bard should have several Yagudo Drinks to drink. Stand on the bridge without aggroing and target the Dvorovoi. Your tank(s) should have food that will provide a good defensive boost. When you zone in, buff everyone up and when ready, move to the bridge. Do NOT get too close or you'll aggro the whole lot of them.

Have your puller bring the group to the edge of the bridge. If you have a Black Mage, he/she should try to Elemental Seal/Silence the Dvoirovoi it so that it cannot cast Ancient Magic. The Bard will be focused on keeping all 7 Domovois asleep with the White Mage keeping him/her alive. Once the Dvorovoi is dead, concentrate on killing one Domovoi at a time.

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I love this BCNM
# Aug 17 2004 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
# Aug 14 2004 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Attempted this today with following party:
- RDM/BLM (me)
- WAR/???

Can you guess the outcome? Let's just say, we didn't last even a minute. BRD sleeps, we proceed kicking Dvorovois ***, when suddenly, all the Domovois wake up. They take half of BRDs HP instantly, I start casting Cure II... too late. Already dead. Note: Taru BRD is not a good choice for this BCNM... unless he/she is BRD/NIN. -_-
# Aug 08 2004 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
46 posts
my ls does this we have a set 3 that go and just pick random ppl with orbs. I think we are at about 35/3 maybe and normaly the record set is ours on asura but it resets every maintenance so we have to go set it again lol the set 3 are Blesid=Brd/whm, Stickboy=Rdm/blm, and ME(Gorbytron)=Rng/war or Rng/nin either way i tank i havent gone in and not held hate so far so we just get a random melee healer stick is attached to blesid at the hip for curing him and we get 3 random dd normaly rng or drk but we dabble with mnk and thf a lil.. If you are on asura and wanna try us out send us a tell!!
my experience
# Aug 08 2004 at 6:25 AM Rating: Decent
108 posts
ok i have done this b4 and failed miserably. i got invited once again and was hesitant at first but we had
whm/blm me
we did it 3 times, died on the first cuz rdm was trying to do too much and ran outta mp. we ******* her out and said only heal rdm. after that it was all gravy, well untill brd d/ced during battle. just another winning combo if everyone does job

Bastila 56WHM lakshmi

Edited, Sun Aug 8 07:28:04 2004
Easy Stuff
# Aug 06 2004 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
Just did this today...
The setup:

SMN/WHM (beats WHM as healer XD)
RDM/??? (Was anon)
SAM/??? (I forgot)

Too easy... did it 3 times, gonna do it 2 more times tomorrow :) The average time (within a few second of eachother) was 22 minutes, not bad but we pwned the mandies, no problems at all.

This got boring after a while though hehehe

P.S. You can get a sphene from this BCNM too, didn't see it listed as a reward.

Edited, Fri Aug 6 17:56:52 2004
Easy Stuff
# Aug 06 2004 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
double post

Edited, Fri Aug 6 01:43:58 2004
Quick note
# Aug 05 2004 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
563 posts
I learned this sometime along my runs with this..

If someone is poisoned, DON'T poisona them.

Poison keeps them from being put to sleep. [Which CAN be a hassle to wake everyone up].
# Aug 04 2004 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
Ok here is my experience

WHM/SMN (me)
The DRK pulls the Dvorovoi with something light (we used poison) to the BRD who waits near the entrance. s the DRK is running the RNG (Blinked) Pulled out the dvorovoi(sp?)and takes his 2-3 free hits at which time the WAR/NIN vokes (also blinked). The DRK has joined the battle by now. My job (WHM) is to keep the melee alive while the RDM keeps the BRD alive (CONVERT IS NECESSARY). Once old blackie is dead the RNG just pulls the Domovois one by one. Oh yea the Melee sits on the other side and I sit near the middle incase the RDM needs help with pulling.
We did it 6 times w/o a single problem. The RDM even D/ced for almost a minute and we did fine!
3 erase (HELL YEA!)
2 phalanx
4 ice spikes
Pretty much it (like 3 refresh)
Star Orb?
# Aug 04 2004 at 7:48 PM Rating: Default
First runs on this..
# Aug 04 2004 at 1:39 AM Rating: Default
563 posts
Now, my LS has been doing BCNM for awhile. They finally needed me for healing and decided to ask me to come help [This was my first time]. Our party set up was like this WHM [me], WHM, BRD, DRK, PLD and BLM.

They had me set to doing healing on the DRK and PLD, while our other WHM on the BRD. We did fine, the PLD goes in, gets the target on Blackie, and gets all the aggro. Then brd sleeps, and drags them away. Then the DRK and PLD melee it while the BLM nukes. I heal them, our other heals the BRD. Horde Lullaby and Foe's Lullaby for the resisting Mandys.

The first run goes so unbelievably smoothly. We did it done, no problems with MP or anything. We all pop drinks mid fight, but thats expected, so it's alright. Wonderful because we got Utsusemi: Ni and Erase.

Second time, our BRD healer has to leave, so I am put up to healing our BRD, and then a RDM for the party, and a different PLD. We go in, have a hard time getting them to sleep and me healing the bard. Bard dies. Then I do. Thus follows everyone else.

We switch back to our first set up and go for it again. Smooth. We know exactly what we're doing, and get it done with no problems. Once again, we recieve Utsusemi: Ni and Erase.

Last time we replace our PLD. This one is hard. There's a stray Mandy or two chasing ME and the BLM around, and we're all running on yellow HP, while BRD and other WHM in red. But somehow we survive it. 'Twas a rocky start, but the thing is not to panic. We finish it, takes a long time, but we do. Recieve Phalanx and Refresh.

After our BRD calculating it.. 251,200g from three successful runs. ^^ My 40 seals did not go to waste~

Edited, Wed Aug 4 17:16:06 2004
Your party on Caitsith need a brd for bcnm?
# Aug 03 2004 at 1:13 PM Rating: Default
I'm just starting to do this (Partying with people I don't know for bcnm)and it's gone well so far. I only do this with LS party or static party, in other words, you must all know each other. I've won the last 12 in a row no sweat as long as people listen to me and do as told.

My conditions are this...
1. On the first fight I am quatermaster. At the end of the 1st fight I leave with the loot. This is my guarantee that I get at least something out of helping this unknown group.

2. All loot, and I mean all, is recorded and sold in AH. The gil earned is divided evenly among all participating members for that fight.

3. Players understand that they may not get their money for up to a week as sometimes things dont sell so quickly.

4. Everyone will listen to my strats before the fight.

5. I will not be providing an orb. As you can imainge doing bcnm's every week has pretty much drained all my seals. If you don't like it don't contact me.

Like I said, I'm just starting to do this with unknown people, so give me a /tell if your on caitsith and let me know know the party makeup and I'll let you know if I'm game.

See you all online ^^

was easy
# Aug 03 2004 at 2:31 AM Rating: Decent
I have a 2 static pt's i do bcnm with. My first one consists of 5 bsts and 1 bard. Second is 2bst 1 sam 1 drk 1whmorrdm 1 brd. The first is so easy it's allmost not funny. What we do is have the bard sleep the pack. then we all go for a charm on the same mandy whoever get's the charm sics it on the big one in a corner til the big one does flood and murders it. Rinse repeat. By the time your on you last little mandy the black ones allmost dead and ya just wack him on down with familiars. Oh btw a familiar is sent in for the initial beating while the bard sleeps. Second grp works like this. We all buff up and the sam and the bard target the blacky. Me and the other bst target each a mandy. When we all run up the sam vokes and us bsts each try and charm a mandy. Whether we fail charm or not we each through a cure 2 on the sam. The dark stays back to avoid paralyga incase he has to cast stun for flood. After we have the black one away from the others me and other bst engage the black one and we all beat it down. After the black one is down either me or the other bst will run back and release one of our mandys. We do this because now it has very little hate on the pt and can be easily voked onto by the sam. While they are fighting the bst that drops goes and charms another sleeping mandy off of the bard and joins the fight. When that one is dead then the bst who didnt drop first now drops. We take turns until there are none left to charm then pop a familiar and finish the rest off.
If you have this pt set up and follow those insructions then you won't fail at bcnm. If you have the first set up and dont beat the record on your server it means that someone else has done it that way^^ have fun
# Aug 01 2004 at 3:09 PM Rating: Default
208 posts
In the course of 2 dayd i did this about 10-12 times the first 4 times it was death because we didn't know what we were doing 1/6 were new to BCNM
But every time since its been a win!!!
This BCNM is so Stressfull, Fun, and also its hard, and you get money out of it so why not
Pull with pet?
# Jul 27 2004 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
Would it be possible... to pull the black mandy with a pet and avoid the whole sleeping thing?
RE: Pull with pet?
# Aug 02 2004 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
cuz if u charm one and the others will still attack u and your pet.

so... u still need to put all of them to sleep first!! then u charm one mandy to attack the boss(black one) after that... everything else is easy!!

best combo to do this BCNM40 is 1 bard and rest of them are bst/whm
RE: Pull with pet?
# Aug 02 2004 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
what if you have a BSt use a familiar to atack a mandy then retreat the one mnady back..will they all link and attack?
# Jul 24 2004 at 12:23 AM Rating: Default
Ok this is the sorty of my FIRST BCNM stuff. We go in, brd and whm do buffs. the pld goes up to gather all the little %$&#ers together so teh brd can sleep them. instead he dies... now after raise whm is semi low on MP, while me (blm/whm) have been healing the whole time and have been spamming cure II the whole time to keep the brd alive. now the pld is back, me and the whm struggling to get MP(even with ballad and juices). the brd dies, and we all died.

2nd time we did it, started otu the same way except the pld didnt die, we won and get utsusemi: ni and a few other decent drops.

3rd time won again got erase, regresh and some decent drops

4th time won AGAIN got utsusemi:ni again, in 2 days i have made over 180k for just PTin, i find this very fun and im goin to do it every chance i get :D

Party: whm/blm, blm/whm(me), pld/war, drk/war, rng/nin, brd/whm.

PS: there is no use for BLM is this, the whole time i did this i was back up healer, i suggest a rdm/whm so he has fast cast and cure III.

bcnm 40
# Jul 22 2004 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
We did this yesterday and my party got pounded. It was one PLD/WAR, one BRD/WHM(with no Mary's Horn), one RNG/NIN, one WHM/BLM and one WHM/RDM.

It went wrong when the Bard couldn't sleep the White Mandies anymore and the Bard died. Then one WHM. Then one after another we all ended up dieing.(I died trying to zone :\)

Any tips on how to do this? I might want to try again. What kind of party members should I look for?
BCNM 40 Parties...
# Jul 19 2004 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts
I just was wondering where you guys went to find your parties for this BCNM. Like did you just go to Jeuno and /shout for peeps for half an hour, did you get people from your LS, or did you do something else. Please help me, cause I just hit 40, and reallllllly want to do this. Thanks.
# Jul 16 2004 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
95 posts
Did this three times last night.

Whm/Blm (me!)

As far as MP goes, my mana pool sat at around 550 after the level restriction. With Ballad and a pineapple juice or two, mp was no problem at all. So if you're confident in your bard and melee, you shouldn't have to spend lots of money on food and drinks.

The only thing that went wrong is on the third try, the bard got slept and almost hit the dirt (50hp left) but we managed to recover quickly and the battle was a breeze after that.

Big money drops were 2 Utsusemi:Ni, 1 Erase and 1 Phalanx.

Edited, Fri Jul 16 11:16:15 2004
is this a good pt setup?
# Jul 16 2004 at 5:03 AM Rating: Decent
my "perma" pt has a set-up of pld/war,blm/whm,drk/war(me),thf/nin,whm/blm, and brd/whm we recently wanted to try BCNM 40 cuz our whm needs erase and we would like to get some money also. i was wondering if this pt is a good set-up for the BCNM.
# Jul 06 2004 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
Last night me and 5 other people did those BCNM 4 times. the party setup was like this

we beat them all 4 times the first one was a little tricky though because i was healing the melees killing them one at a time and i Cure III and all the mandys started aggroing me but the BRD got them to sleep.

All the battles went pretty much like this.

First bard runs up and Foe Requims the black mandy and the RNG pulls the black mandy while the bard runs up onto the little bone thing close to where you enter and keeps them to sleep while the RDM/WHM heals her when they wake up.
and kill the first black mandy then they run over and grab the Other ones, one at a time.

the first time we got bad drops not the best it was

Survival belt
and some other common drops

the second one i got to keep all the stuff
and we got
Rerasier potion
Survival belt
Enhancment earing
Mythiral ore
and something else, i forgot

the third time we got
survival belt and other common drops

the fourth and final time we got common drops and
scroll of ice spikes...

on average each battle took 18 minutes
My BCNM 40 Experience
# Jul 05 2004 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
Hello!! Did BCNM40 last night and won for my first time. Party setup was:


First off the Brd and Pld(me) run up and I use flash on Black mandy to pull them all together. Then i run back towards the burning circle so that they all group together down that thin pass area. Then the Brd uses Horde Lullaby and puts the normal mandys to sleep and the Rdm and Smn stand close to him so they get ballad.

Next I pull the black mandy away from the group of others, we usually just run up to the end of bridge close to big open area where all the mandys start. That way healer is close enough to heal me but doesnt get slept from our mandy.

Go to work on the black mandy, have everyone but the Drk save tp for stun attacks(shoulder tackle, flat blade etc.), have the Drk make a stun macro with little or no text so it can be used immediately. If it starts casting flood, STUN IT asap.

After you take down the mandy the Pld runs to the group and picks a mandy and pulls(using voke AND flash AND sometimes other things like shieldbash and sentinel because the brd will have accumulated ALOT of aggro by then) it back to melee ppl.

Take them out one by one and everything will go smoothly.

For preperations I suggest pies for the mages, seafood for tank, and juice for anyone that uses MP alot. I drank 5 melon juices over the course of the fight and it worked out great.

We did die the first attempt and ran out of time the second, but by the third time our strategy was down and the last time we had very little trouble winning.

Winnings for first time:

Pearl - 2k
Scroll: Refresh - 3.5k
Balance Buckler - 5k
Enhancing Earring - 5k
Gold Beastcoin - 7k
Scroll: Erase - 330k
Total 352.5k
killer mandy!
# Jul 03 2004 at 3:49 AM Rating: Default
ok we tried to do it tonight at like 4am
the first thing that went wrong was our blm stepped in first & didnt let the pld in so they could aggro him....
the blm DID not get sleepga off & was eaten alive every 1 jumped in & the battle lasted about 2 mins
pld dropped
rng dropped
whm dropped
rdm dropped
im the last man standing
i used meditate + sam 2 hr on the black mandy
but i didnt survive the wrath of the linked mandy's if ur going to try this bcnm make sure u have a pt of ppl u kno well so that u dont go in there & come out empty handed if u wanna give it a try see if im on online char name is the same as my name on here server = carby ^^
lvl 50 beastmaster ^^
# Jul 01 2004 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
94 posts
Anyone on Bismarck search these boards? I'm looking to find people who want to do BCNM40 often. I have a level 50 beastmaster/white mage and some pretty pimp equipment ^___^ please send me a tell, my character's name is Eckko.
How it Works
# Jul 01 2004 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
1,455 posts
This thing is cake once you get the hang of it, if you do not know what you are doing read THIS. It will teach some of the basics on how to do one of these.
# Jun 28 2004 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
Ok well after talking to alot of bards that have done alot of these my Bard is setup, no signa but have mary's horn and also +15 CHR and also complete RSE as they did so I should be good to go :)

I have been in a few BCNM40's but with my PLD so wish me luck :)

I'll post after I done one for results.

Edited, Mon Jun 28 08:29:40 2004
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