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Start Area: Horlais Peak
Start NPC:Shami (H - 8)
Max Party:3
Related Mobs:Compound Eyes
Sobbing Eyes
Max Level:40
(Average from 8 ratings)
Items Required:Star Orb
Items Granted:Behourd Lance
Black Pearl
Buzzard Tuck
De Saintre's Axe
Fire Spirit Pact
Grudge Sword
Hecteyes Eye
Himmel Stock
Mantra Belt
Peacock Charm
Scroll of Erase
Scroll of Ice Spikes
Scroll of Phalanx
Scroll of Utsusemi: Ni
Tilt Belt
Tourney Patas
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Mon Dec 5 18:55:24 2011

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Battle Notes

Trade 40 Beastmen Seals to Shami and get a Star Orb. Trade the orb to the Burning Circle in Horlais Peak located in the Yughott Grotto.

This fight is capped at level 40, and only three people may enter the Burning Circle. Upon entering, you will find three mobs from the Hecteyes family: One large Sobbing Eyes and two smaller Compound Eyes.

  • The Sobbing Eyes will cast Firaga I, Bindga and Breakga and is capable of healing itself using the ability Catharsis.

  • All have Hecteyes special attacks, and will spam "Hex Eyes" if the characters are not already paralyzed.


A typical strategy for this fight is to go in with a party consisting of two NIN/BLM or NIN/RDM's and a RDM/BLM. Eat food, buff, heal, then each NIN will take their own Compound Eyes while the RDM kites the Sobbing Eyes with Elemental Seal Gravity to start, then Bind and Gravity. Each NIN will spam Tier-2 Elemental Wheel Ninjutsu on their Compound Eyes, making sure to keep their back to the mob to avoid the paralysis effect of the Hex Eyes ability. Once their individual mobs are dead, the NIN's will rush to where the RDM has kited the Sobbing Eyes and spam Tier-2 Elemental Wheel spells again until the fight is over, while again keeping their backs turned towards the mob.

Note: Reports indicate that it is possible for Scroll:Utsusemi: Ni to drop twice from the same treasure chest at the end of the fight.

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RDM,NIN, Other
# Oct 06 2006 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
Hey, just wonderin if this can be done (with few losses, if any) with the RDM/WHM or BLM sub, NIN/RDM + kiter setup. If so please post^^
RDM,NIN, Other
# Oct 09 2006 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
it can be done that way, though, easier to just have 2x NINs and a RDM. RDM go up, gravity pull main 1, and the 2x NINs each solo thier own eye while RDM kites. though, make sure NINs are on either side of arena, and facing the wall, cause if they face the mob they will get paralyzed. use lvl 40 ninjutsu to kill them, keep shadows up, then both done run kill the 1 that RDM has, same way. make sure no 2 people standing close to each other, so if it does an AoE will onlie hit 1 person.
# Sep 27 2006 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
1,047 posts
Did this today with DRG/WHM (me) NIN/WAR RDM/BLM

RDM kited the big one, I kited left one and nin nuked the last one as mentioned in other posts.

All I used on my eye was jumps and by the time nin finished his mob my was around 50%.

Last one went down fast with about same strat but I meleed it too.

How do you do with DRG DRG RDM? I take it RDM kite 1 or 2 and DRGs kill other but it spammed that paralyze way too much for me to melee it.
Might be that I didnt have any remedies tho.
Question about paralyze move.
# Sep 20 2006 at 5:53 AM Rating: Decent
664 posts
I understand their paralyze move is a gaze type attack, so I'm wondering can I use a blind potion so that the move won't effect me?
BCNM on Fenrir
# Sep 18 2006 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
My name is [/b]Silenced[b] on Fenrir server, my nin is currently 40 and im trying to find some people to setup a weekly or whatever run on this Bcnm, my ls has a couple rdm to kite, but what i really need is another nin, another rdm would be cool too if we could just form a trio to run through this like water every week.

post a message if youd like to arrange somethin or send me a /tell
queeestion ^^
# Sep 17 2006 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
maaay i ask where i can find the Burning Circle in horlais peak? :S
i know its dump question but that place is confusing :S lol
# Sep 14 2006 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
i saw that this had already been asked but it looks like no one has answered the question maybe it got missed so ill ask it again can the smaller eyes be CHARMED i doubt they can since no one responded but you never know thanks for anyone that responds
# Sep 10 2006 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
182 posts
ok I posted a little ways down but I just had to come back and tell you guys this...

I usually go /blm but I figure why not /rdm for a change of pace? so it actually works pretty well I got to cure myself and nukes were only reduced by like 5 damage. Now heres the kicker...when it did Breakga (petrify) I resisted it! (very rare no doubt) but it was because of the rdm trait resist petrify! so just wow

Also, my friend the other nin decided hell for kicks why not /thf? So we kill it and have him pop the chest, this is what we see...

You find a scroll of Utsusemi: Ni in Armoury Crate
You find a scroll of Utsusemi: Ni in Armoury Crate
blah hectaeye
blah mercury
blah mutilator
You find a scroll of Erase in Armoury Crate

2 Ni's and an Erase in 1 run?! Didnt think that was even possible, swap out the mutilator for a peacock charm and we have a perfect run XD.

7/50+ on p charms now
# Sep 09 2006 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
Super easy with x3 blm/whm. We've done this seven times total. 5/7 Utsusemi: Ni, 1/7 Peacock Charm, 2/7 Erase. Of course, we have a few deaths here and there, but no biggy :D
Dragoon props, again
# Aug 26 2006 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
this bcnm is so easy O_o, Drg/whm, Drg/Whm, Rdm/Nin and win every time.
1/4 on PCC have fun fellow dragoons, yet another bcnm we own~

Thisisi Drg75/whm >}
Finzenku Rdm75/nin >>> The undefeated trio
Moraine Drg57/whm >}
# Aug 26 2006 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
This BCNM also drops Erase, mythril beastcoin, and Da Saintre's axe. I have a screen shot but I'm too lazy to put it online. lol

Edit: I didn't see the coin and axe

Edited, Aug 26th 2006 at 2:40pm EDT by Finzenku
# Aug 05 2006 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
i just tried this BCNM with some random ppl (yeah i know, you can't trust some of them >_<)
anyway, we where 6ppl so we took turns then went to get another orb so i think we did ~10 runs or so.....we had 3 summoners and 3 nins and it went well (me --> summoner ;P)
first run one of the nins said he forgot he's tools!!!! >_< so we lost that one but succeded on every other ^^
3rd run we used my orb, got in buffed up, went up to the circle, i summon carby and assault ---> retreat sobbing eyes and then run back and assault again
by this time the nins had taken one eye each and startet their ninjutsu cycle
i keep runing up and down, resummoning carby when im far away then auto-attack

only had one problem so i had to kite with myself for a while >_> but we won and saw the drops O_O:
Utsusemi: Ni
Peacock Charm!!!
we agreed to split all drops over 20k.....
but then a "little" problem came up ;_;
we got another charm but everyone zoned whithout looting for charm!!!
but we then discovered that one of us had gotten the charm.....but that greedy son of a b**** took it for himself!!! XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD

he didn't get any of the other money so we splited in 5.
charm sold for 12.5M and we got ~2-2.5M each (not to bad ^^)
but i would love to get the money from the other charm ;_; :(

this is the easiest BCNM i've ever done, if everyone knows what to do it's a peace of cake to win this ^^

i'm gonna do this again when i get enough seals ;D

Edited, Aug 5th 2006 at 10:22am EDT by Prroce
# Aug 03 2006 at 11:17 AM Rating: Default
i just did this BC with my bro and and friend. I went as the usual nin/whm bro went as bst/whm and friend went as Pup/rdm. Now i had done this Bc with my friend before and she went as a PLd/rdm last time. I assume that anyjob and go to this BC if they sub RDM basically, for bind purposes. what we did was bst took right eye i took left eye and pup took the middle eye. The PuP had also set her automation to ranger class so that it could help kill my eye faster so that i could help out the bst sooner. i was popping nin ele spellz for ~75dmg a pop and the automation was doing a good 60-70 dmg per shot also, so mine went down fast. The only time we had some trouble was when we fought the big eye and only because of the firaga spams but other then that PuP/rdm was a good kiter. But i would only suggest it if the other 2 eyes r gonna b solod. Our PuP/rdm was an elvan with ~200 mp and usually ate alot of it from kiting and lost the rest during 3rd eye fight. went 3/3 last nite best drop was Utsu: Ni planning on doing it later in the week.
# Aug 02 2006 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
has anyone had a sucsesful run with this BCNM with a Monk in the party?
Easy fight
# Jul 30 2006 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
Went in as blm/whm blm/whm and blm/nin (the /nin was a waste imo but meh)

buffed up (ICE SPIKES FTW!!) took a yag then ran up to where they are.

get in casting range and then turn around so as to NOT face the mobs. target the center and ES. Cast Stonega II AT THE SAME TIME if possible. Then cast Blizzaga and Thundaga. At this point the two smaller should be dead, just cast a big stone II and the large one will fall.

We went 2/3 (due to one of the mages used wrong macro pallete and used bind 1st ;;)

I would say /rdm but without Blink I think we would have all gone down in HP much faster.

The drops were not so good, but it was a good time none-the-less.

Edit: We smashed the record on our first win. This setup is fast and easy.

Edited, Jul 30th 2006 at 11:57am EDT by AgentDTM
# Jul 18 2006 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent

has anyone done this BCNM with RNG/NIN & WAR/NIN set up?
could it work, if so what do you recomend for the 3rd job and what strategy you can offer.

thank you!
Blu, nin, rdm ftw
# Jul 16 2006 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
This BC i wanted to c me and 2 other LS members wanted to try out blu in this and i have to say Blu's murder the mobs.

we went as
blu/nin (me)
nin/war Tatsuko
rdm/whm Mojozk

walk in + buff up. rdm was a taru and didn't waste time healing, he just buffed had a yag drink and ran. i used metalic body for 1-2 hits. did the same old same old. rdm gravity's the sobbing eye while me and the nin grabed the smaller eyes (one each). i wild oats + recasted shaddows + yag drink and back tanked it while the rdm kited the big eye, then started my head butt bulgeon cycle.

head butt deals near 70-100 dmg + stun tends to last long. with these 2 spells u can beat them down fast. don't worry about giving the mob tp thats a good thing. the longer the mob spams hex eye the less u have to worry about getting hit + more time to pull off shaddows. if u time yourself right u can kill the small eye without 1 hit of dmg. If u do this the nin should be near 1/2 to 1/3 hp left on his/her eye. help kill the eye

rebuff with metalic body+ shaddows. if u need mp just pop a hi-ether and u should be fine (150+ mp is enough for last mob). call rdm back then barfira. by this time the sobbing eye tends to use breakga so try to stun it or run fast. nin tanked the mob. pretty much fight this mob like the others nd if u want u can debuff with wild oas (vit down), terror touch (attack down) and sandspin (acc down). just keep head butt @ the rdy just incase of firaga. shouldn't take long @ all. rdm healed us when needed and i grabed hate often while the nin did Ni spell spamming. Jet stream takes a nice chunk out of them but i really only used for the kill (does about 1/8 it's HP). btw if u can't keep shaddows up and snagg too much hate just use cocoon.

rdm= kiting sobbing eye with gravity, bind, with stoneskin+ phalanx + blink @ the starting area of the BC. Heals melee when needed, barfira. if u do a good job of kiting u don't even have to use convert once in this BC. remember to keep ur back to it.

meds= yag drink X2 per fight (or 3)

nin= back tank mobs and go nuke crazy. small eyes u should be fine taking little to no dmg. use a debuff while waiting to do ele cycle again. not much to say. do the same with the sobbing eye. this nin did hi-pots before fighting the sobbing eye so she would be @ full hp (less healing for rdm)

meds= hi-pots

Blu= back turned while using spell after spell. pop a yag drink and for this set up /nin was key (may differ with other races since i was an elvaan) keep shaddows up then blast away. for the sobbing eye don't use head butt without thought. it's timmer isn't long but the sobbing eye can pull off firaga easy inbetween recasts. if u keep refresh up u will murder these mobs with little worry.

meds= hi-ethers (buy a hi-ether tank there like 5-10k for 20 pots) also bring yag drinks.

these went way too easy. we had no problems except for maybe breakga which with r buffs didn't really effect us just annoying. went 6/6 and only good drops was Utsusemi: Ni for the nin, and Pcc + erase for the rdm. T.T nothing good droped for me. It was a blast and it went so smooth we r probally going again once we get more seals. hope this helps.


# Jul 15 2006 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
Easy battle, just go 2 NIN and a BLM or RDM, the mage kites the big one and the NIN kill the little ones, just dont face them, kill them with ninjutsu and always keep utsusemi on , its 1 on 1 battle, one nin gets the one on the left and the other gets the one on the right. it should be an easy fight. good luck.
blm blm thf?
# Jul 15 2006 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
Could a THF kite while 2 BLMs use Fire II and Firaga? I just might try this setup soon.
More Wins for SMOBO!!!!!!!
# Jul 13 2006 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
359 posts
Well people here I am again, I got my Charm and have used just about all the gil I got from selling it. $14,000,000 GIL^^ /joy

I have won this BC 12 times and lost once do to some bad luck. I am 1/12 with the
PCC but I have made well over 20 million gil in all my efforts.
(Thats just what I remember, could be more.)
To date I can account for over 20 million gil coming from this BC

I am here to help you all out you can thank me when you cash in your drops.

First for my setup... BST/WHM x2
DRG/WHM <me>

OK now listen up for this setup this is what you're going to do!

1 Don't bother /shouting in L. Jeuno for help. Why? Because most of the time you will get morons looking to get paid on YOUR SEALS!!!! Get some friends or do it with your LS.

2 Get some supplies you will all need a couple of items to cure Paralyze and Break.(not sure if can cure Break) Remedys are cheaper now thanks to Assaults, and maybe some potions for
you cry babies. All should have some form of Refresh, because there is no time to stop and heal after the battle has started. Yags are nice. You decide what you can afford to spend on the gamble that is this BC.

3 Get to *****-ialis Peak^^

4 Make sure all are present and accounted for with the items, enter the BC!

5 FULL BUFF including Aquaveil! After your buffing is done, FULL HEAL for MP!
BSTs get out those TIGERS because they are fast enough to go after the Hecteyes and they are fairly tough jug pets.

6 Get to the top of the hill and let the better kiter of the 2 BSTs pull the small Hecteyes to the left, this will link them ALL! Don't /panic this is where you have to lay down the law and command some respect from these Bastards!

Now before they all run away after your Kiter and his pet the DRG<me> and the other BST with his Tiger will grab the other small hecteyes leaving your kiter with 1 small and big Hecteyes, Kiter get your *** to the bottom by the exit and wage war!

Now the Bst and I are topside pimping our new friend. /babypowder^^
These guys love Paralyze and they will SPAM it on you so use those meds OR
do like Smobo does just SPAM Paralyna. Paralyna will NOT work the first time as their Paralyze attack is fairly powerful. BUT it WILL work the second time you use Paralyna, the BST should be in the melee action too so if you can help him or he can help you do so.

Once your mob is KO'd do a <call> 1-3 times to signal your kiter to bring them back to you guys. DRG&BST run down to meat the kiter so now the battle is on the hill. I say 1-3 time because your buddy may be on PC and have a crappy sound card or has the option turned down to the minimum.

Kill the second small Hecteye, and have the Kiter just kite the big one around till DRG&BST kill it. It should be beaten up a little already from the Kiter so it will go down faster than the first.
Once he is dead grab the big one and get ready to defend your honor!

The BIG Hecteye uses the same Paralyze attacks as the small ones but will also use BREAKGA, think it Binds you. (Not sure right now as it is early in the morning and haven't had my coffee and cigarette yet)

Just beat him down.
7 Go claim your trasure coffer and pray that the PCC is inside. Fin-

BST make sure you are a confident kiter and can get yourself out of a jam because if you fail in kiting the BC is failed.
I'm no BST so do your thing BSTs. Keep MP at around 50%(drinks) never know if the mobs are in a bad mood. ><

DRG you can keep everyone alive with healing breaths, if your the man like me.
Keep your MP up and heal your friends, try for healing breaths do to the fact it is cheap and more effective than the CureII you could just cast. This is a BC40 so the Drachen Helm can't save your butt here so you will have to get those HBs off @33% health (yourself and BSTs) Use "Cure" on whoever you want your wyvern to HB on this will make the wyvern turn to your friend and start the charging animation.
Use Jumps as soon as your can for TP build and bust out Double Thrust like it's your job. (it is here^^) Now if things get hairy as the often do get ready to Spirit Surge. The good thing about this is that SS in this situation is like a CureIV out of nowhere, the bad part.... you can't healing breath your buddies or yourself and you won't get much TP do to the fact your wyvern uses it when he HBs people /sigh. Use it when you have nothing else and see just how useful the STR+11 it gives you really is! (Good stuff for Double Thrust) I think it gives you Haste also but I'm not sure. Oh and for you rich DRGs grab an Icarus Wing they are expensive but fun and you could use it to get you out of a jam.
If the PCC drops it was worth the I. Wing right? If not don't be mad BCs are like going out and gambling, you should know this before your even trade your seals to Shami. But I usually get about 250K+ in items not including the Charm, so roll the dice if you want to, it took me a bunch trys at this one before I got my PCC and will be doing this one more and more as time goes by.

Happy Hunting Vana'diel
Smobo-Ramuh Server.

# Jul 01 2006 at 4:44 PM Rating: Default
would mnk be any gd at this? im able to sub war, nin or sam, also ive got the vampiric claws which are ment to have a hidden effect of peircing which is ment to be gd against these types of mobs.
# Jun 28 2006 at 2:00 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Wed Jun 28 03:04:43 2006
Well um.. easy
# Jun 27 2006 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
71 posts
We went in setup was brd/nin (me) blu/whm (barfira) nin/war.

Basic strat bard uses foe lullaby to pull boss then when they get to him simply do horde. The nin runs to center of bcnm debuffs and spams the nukes on the boss. Blu head butts every firaga don't use to much bulgeon or you'll be in trouble. The bard continues to sleep the mobs with horde (make sure your back is turned!! Paralyze = wipe) just like steamed sprounts cept only 2 mobs = easy. Bard cast 1 paeon between sleeps so in case you get hit from fire II or drain. But just sleep the little ones kill the big one and then the small ones.

We are 6/6 on this np doing it at all.

Edited, Tue Jun 27 00:47:22 2006
worst bcnm EVER
# Jun 24 2006 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
ok, i waited to do this for 5 hours, cause we did /random for who went next, i went last, we go in i almost die. we get out all that drops is 15k worth of crap, so i spent 5 hours doing nothing for 15k.................................
i cried...... waste of seals

Can DRK do this?
# Jun 21 2006 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Was just wondering if it's possible for DRK to do this.

The only other post that I've seen that has DRK in it, says that everyone died. So all in all, I'm expectant that I'm gonna be chalking this up as another BCNM that DRK sucks at.

Any information would be most helpful. I've heard that DRK can do fairly well at BC 40 "Royal Jelly" so might try that one. I just have to get some 40 gear, ha ha.

Replies are appreciated.
Can DRK do this?
# Aug 29 2006 at 7:22 AM Rating: Decent
I've done this with static whm/blm pld/war and me drk/nin drk/thf drk/war sam/war mnk/war mnk/thf sam/thf basically any and all melee combos with a set pld and whm subbed the pld for a rdm one time and sucked it up and tanked the sobbing eyes at the end. Its really an easy fight if ppl understand it.

Icewings wrote:
Was just wondering if it's possible for DRK to do this.

The only other post that I've seen that has DRK in it, says that everyone died. So all in all, I'm expectant that I'm gonna be chalking this up as another BCNM that DRK sucks at.

Any information would be most helpful. I've heard that DRK can do fairly well at BC 40 "Royal Jelly" so might try that one. I just have to get some 40 gear, ha ha.

Replies are appreciated.
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