You Are What You Eat  

Start Area: Spire of Dem
Start NPC:Venessa (H - 10)
Max Party:6
Related Areas:Promyvion - Dem
Related Mobs:Ingester
Max Level:30
Reward:3000 Experience
(Average from 2 ratings)
Items Required:Censer of Antipathy
Items Granted:Bitter Cluster
Brilliant Vision
Burning Cluster
Fleeting Cluster
Malevolent Cluster
Painful Vision
Profane Cluster
Radiant Cluster
Somber Cluster
Startling Cluster
Timorous Vision
Venerable Vision
Violent Vision
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Promathia
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 05:58:37 2009

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Battle Notes

The Promyvion ENMs, capped at level 30, basically mirror the Promyvion Missions for Chains of Promathia. You make your way to the Spire of each Promyvion, then fight a weaker version of the boss you fight in the actual Promyvion Missions. The reward is 18,000 experience divided by the number of people in your party, with a maximum experience gain of 3,000 per person. Winning also gives the party three memory clusters (which are used in Alchemy), and the chance to get rare earrings that give +3 on various stats.

You can enter "You Are What You Eat" and the other Promyvion ENMs with up to an entire alliance, but the experience points reward for doing so would be reduced to 1,000 per person. Each Promyvion ENM is winnable with a balanced party of six. Parties of seven or eight virtually ensure victory.

To start the ENM "You Are What You Eat," you must first talk to Venessa in Ru'Lude Gardens and acquire a key item: Censer of Antipathy. Everyone in your party must have this because you can't fight the ENM boss without it. Make sure everyone has proper foods and medication, Reraise items, and Signet.

It is recommended to bring at least one anima to this fight, to use in case of an emergency.


When everyone in your party is ready, enter Promyvion - Dem and work your way up to the Spire of Dem. When you are ready, click on the door inside the Spire and choose the battle You Are What You Eat. You have 30 minutes to defeat the boss, which is an empty NM named Ingester.

The Ingester uses a move that absorbs hit points from party members, and it also spawns Wanderers during the fight. You only need to defeat the main mob to win.

This is the easiest of the three promy ENM bosses. To win, simply:

  • Tank it straight-up
  • Use an anima when the mob is at about 25 percent health if people are getting low on hit points
  • Have someone ready to provoke Wanderers

Note: If anyone dies during the fight, DO NOT TOUCH THE REWARD SPHERE THAT APPEARS AFTER THE BOSS DIES UNTIL EVERYONE IS RAISED. People who are still dead when the sphere is touched will not receive their exp reward.

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change to enm?
# Apr 19 2008 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
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has there been any chnages to the ENM recently? just did this today and the mob was way stronger then normal. he usually summons just the wanderer, but summoned one of his babies which i haven't seen him do before. he was one shotting pets as well
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Couple questions....
# Jan 16 2008 at 2:39 PM Rating: Default
In other posts it says it is repeatable every 5 days, is that 5 in-game days or is it 5 RL days?

Next question:
Does anyone have any clue what the drop rates for the visions are like?

And to answer my own question, it's 5 RL days ^^

Edited, Jan 19th 2008 6:10am by vindanc
Yea, beat it with 4 people
# Jan 11 2006 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
Went into this with a pickup group about an hour ago. Setup was this

We get to the promy and I realize our WAR is wearing NO BODY ARMOR... So I'm thinking to myself, "this is going to be interesting"

We get through the first floor uneventfully and arrive at the second MR. Someway or another our BLM takes aggro from a Weeper on the other side of the MR and dies, even after I killed it he had 20HP left and didnt heal himself, then got killed my Empty Seed. So he gets into a fight with Bewolfe and leaves the party. So we're at 5 now, no big deal. We get up to the 4th floor and at this point everyone is buffing. Suddenly the WHM just takes off and says "dont worry I have stoneskin and blink on" Well you know what that means in Promy... not much, especially when you take aggro from a Seether about 2 seconds after you start running. Eventually he dies about 2 feet from the spire door. Everyone is like, ok quickly RR and get in here. "I didn't put RR up" OK GREAT... So what are we left with..
WAR/NIN (no armor on)

About now I'm thinking about zoning and leaving the party. But I stayed out of curiousity.

Here's how the battle went down.

SMN runs in and Astral Flows right away with Fenrir. WAR vokes it and uses Might Strikes at almost the same exact time, meanwhile me and the other RNG are pummeling it with arrows. SMN Astral Flows again, mob down to 50%...Wanderer spawns and aggros to SMN, I pull the Wanderer off him and we continue. RNG uses EES and kites the NM as best as he can. SMN Astral Flows for 3rd time and the mob is down to 10% at which time I use EES. Mob = Dead.

Not like I'm telling anyone anything they don't know here. But we did it with 4 people, without WHM, and without animas. No drop but definitely a learning experience.
# Oct 27 2005 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
im so confused. i went last night and we had 2 seperate battle fields we could enter. "Ancient Flames Beckon" and "You are what you eat" ok which one of these is too complete Dem. im so lost it isnt funny lol.
# Nov 14 2005 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
"Ancient Flames Beckon" is for the CoP Mission
"You are what you eat" is for the ENM (3000xp & loot)
RNG can tank this
# Oct 27 2005 at 2:49 PM Rating: Good
94 posts
A couple weeks ago and our tank D/C'd in the spire and never came back. So we decided to give it a shot. PT was: rng/nin(me), smn/whm, smn/whm, whm/blm, and blm/whm. We decided I would be the best tank for the job since this is by far the easiest of the 3 promy ENM's.

We went in, buffed up, healed mp, then I pulled it. Right away both smn used Astral Flow. Took barrage to get hate back, then tossed an anima (think it was Hystero). After smn used astral flow again, I used Eagle Eye Shot. I got hate back for a seccond, but couldnt keep it. BLM finished it of with a spell, I cant remember what one though. Our whm died, and forgot to bring reraise, so 2 others didnt get exp either. Thank god an enfeebling earring dropped, otherwise they would have been pretty upset. We spit the earnings from the earring and each ended up with about 670k.

I have done this ENM without a whm a couple times also. Just make sure you have 3 smn.
Enfeebling earring
# Sep 11 2005 at 2:39 PM Rating: Default
82 posts
Well after being 0/10 on this for the Enfeebling Earring, all I can say is.. this sucks.

If anyone was kind enough to give me an Enfeebling Earring for free or something, you can find me on Shiva under the name Yinky.

*I havn't leveled in 5 months because of this earring! Curse S-E for making it! lol*

Do not rate me down for asking a stupid question... I was joking around.

Edited, Wed Sep 14 14:38:35 2005
More than 6 ppl?
# Sep 08 2005 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
I did this the other night and i noticed that the record time for the ENM was held by 9 ppl.
So can more than 6 ppl do this and the other spire ENMS or was it just a fluke?
RE: More than 6 ppl?
# Nov 17 2005 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
59 posts
yeah more people can enter the ENM but the more people that enter the less exp you can get,And the more people you have to share the loot with.

I am pretty sure you can take 18 ppl into all of them.
RE: More than 6 ppl?
# May 14 2006 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
983 posts
Except for Pulling the Strings.
# Aug 18 2005 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
47 posts
Well this was easy, Mnk/war Sam/war(me) Blm/whm Whm/blm Smn/whm & Pld/war. Getting to the top was harder lol. Me & Mnk 2hr on the boss cuz we felt like it and made it go faster. Only 3 clusters which I get to sell, yippy. Well off for Mea & Holla some other time.
drop item info add
# Jun 17 2005 at 1:14 PM Rating: Good
19 posts
did a couple of days ago

drop 3 clusters 3k xp and a vivid vison

traded in jeuno for :

lvl 35 Earring Healer earring

+3 healing magic skill

sells 250k on garuda not bad :\
another drop
# May 31 2005 at 1:38 AM Rating: Excellent
87 posts
Just got a Violent Recollection (ex) from it. Traded for a Buckler Earring. (lvl 35, shield skill +3)
edit: also did this enm with only 5 people.. war/nin war/sam rng/nin rng/nin and blm/whm ^.^ out of 2 parties, only 5 of us had the key item and figgured we had nothing to lose. gained 3000exp and a 100,000g earring (on siren)

Edited, Tue May 31 02:41:31 2005
# May 01 2005 at 1:06 AM Rating: Decent
59 posts
So does the 3000exp count to the jobs highest lvel? 50 RNG 2999 to next lvel gets the 3000 exp will he go up to 51 even with the LVL cap on?

Edited, Sun May 1 02:08:48 2005
# May 24 2005 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
87 posts
Yes. You can check this: when you enter promy, you are level capped but your XP count does not change.

So, even if you are a level 73 RNG with 37,000 / 40,000 XP when you enter promy, you will still see these numbers when your level is capped, and you will level up after beating this boss.
RE: exp
# Apr 19 2005 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
352 posts
This was a fun fight. Really, very similar to the Dem boss, without all the HP. I died close to the end of the fight (like, seconds before the enemy), and I was all bummed out that I missed the EXP; then our whm raised me before anyone touched the sphere, and the first thing I saw when I was alive was "Linmayu gains 3000 experience points." Woot! So yeah, I'm of the mind that you get the EXP when you touch the sphere.
# Apr 14 2005 at 6:00 PM Rating: Default
How can you actually do this? Do you need to finish this prom first, or all the proms, use seals, or what? I'm confused...
Beat it =D
# Apr 11 2005 at 6:03 AM Rating: Decent
406 posts
Just did this a few minutes ago. Really fun! After exploring Tavnazia I decided to do a spur of the moment type thing and said on the LS "Hey who wants to do an ENM?" Plenty of people volunteered.

PT set up:


Getting through the crag was a bit of a hassle without a rng with widescan but we managed it. Since this website was down we had no real idea on what to expect. I just applied my Promyvion strat on kiting the thing around while the DDs stood apart and nuked it. The MNK followed, but I don't know if he could it or not.

It got pretty close though when it spawned a Wanderer and that other empty but we somehow managed. I had two anima on me and I used the one that made it run in circles. In the confusion of it all none of us remembered to 2hr, haha. One of the BLMs died, but he was okay with it seeing how he didn't lose exp. The remaining BLMs nuked the Ingester to death and then we waited until the whm got enough MP to raise the fallen BLM. Touched the orb and he got an added 3k exp, so it was kinda fun of him, dying without losing exp and gaining exp at the end.

Oh and a minor observation: the Ingestor wasn't draining me for HP at all with its attacks, it actually drained my MP, which really didn't matter to me since I was kiting and wasn't able to cast any spells in the first place.
Enfeebling Earring
# Apr 01 2005 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
I have yet to see anyone post that they got the Timorous Vision for the Enfeebling Earring?

Anyone seen this drop yet? Really want it >> Wont pay 1m for it on Titan, and only 2 have ever even sold in Jeuno >.>


Edited, Fri Apr 1 16:53:47 2005
RE: Enfeebling Earring
# Apr 03 2005 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
915 posts
My LS (DarknessFalls) did a ENM Dem run on Saturday and got the Timorous Vision. I believe only 4 had sold at the AH when we put it ours up. Come on... sell!!!!!

Lol, maybe Valefor is the only server that drops this >.>

BTW, 900th post!

Edited, Sun Apr 3 16:14:29 2005
RE: Enfeebling Earring
# Apr 02 2005 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
186 posts
Yah, i got the Enfeebling Earring once. I got it during Spire of Dem, sold it for 3mil on the Valefor server.
# Mar 31 2005 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
2,285 posts
Yes, all XP in Promivion zones apply to the real job level, not the capped level.

I dinged to 51 THF on this ENM last night.
# Jun 27 2005 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
all the enm30 have 3k exp reward and yet I got 4k exp off the one I did. Not sure which it was so I guess I am going to have to repeat em to find out.
question about the restriction
# Mar 29 2005 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
Hey maybe in one of these posts this question was answered, but if your character is capped upon entering ENM and you successfully gain the 3,000 experience points, do the exp. points count toward your character when uncapped? Example: A Lv.50 character enters a Lv.30 restricted ENM, do the exp. points add to the character as Lv.50?

Edited, Tue Mar 29 19:45:16 2005
# Mar 28 2005 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
35 posts
I haven't seen anyone mention the other items that these ENM's drop. I can't remember the actual name of the item, but when traded back to Vanessa she will give you a very rare level 35 Ring. My party did this two days ago and got the item for an Enfeebling Ring. It sold for 3 million gil at the AH in Jeuno and we all split the money. 500k isn't bad for 1 hours work.
any level cap?
# Mar 27 2005 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
is there any level capped? and what is the boss's level?
oh nvm is lv 30. =P

Edited, Sun Mar 27 02:05:01 2005
# Mar 20 2005 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
From my experience of 5 minutes ago, Fission spawned a Wanderer, probably "Tough". I didn't see any other mobs. Anywho, it was a rather simple fight, as said before. It does have high defence, I was doing 6 or 7 per hit as MNK lol However it has like no HP and I didn't even see it's HP heal as it hit O_o Just keep your HP up and have a decent pt set up (ours was MNK, SMN, WHM, SAM, PLD (with the Shade gear =D), and RNG, no animas used) and you're fine..
No one died, but after we defeated the boss we wound up in the same area I think but with an orb in the middle, nothing happened until someone examined it (I believe), hope that helps.

I had the choice of entering the ENM fight before I even finished Dem, and a party member never completed it and was able to get in just fine, so no I don't think you need to reach a certain point as long as you have the Censer..

It dropped a Malevolent Cluster as well, not great but 1k is 1k =P

Edited, Sun Mar 20 12:51:52 2005
Need to know info!!
# Mar 19 2005 at 12:57 AM Rating: Default
This is NEED to know Info PPL.

#1. You can only repete the same promy every 5 days.
#2. Everyone in pt MUST have the orb item, cause its not like normal bcnm.
#3. you can do all 3 spires in one day just gota wait to repete.

P.S. if your going to give any helpfull info give it all. These tid bits dont cut it.
RE: Need to know info!!
# Mar 20 2005 at 4:27 AM Rating: Decent
LoL you got served :P

these quests sound like fun though gonna have to try em
RE: Need to know info!!
# Mar 19 2005 at 1:12 AM Rating: Decent
Well lets get it right then!!

1. Quest giver is Vennessa in Ru' Lude Gardens.
2. Repeatable every 7 days for same one.
3. You get Key item not an orb.

P.S. If you going to give info (and complain) give it right or just keep surfing.
RE: Need to know info!!
# Mar 31 2005 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
2,285 posts
Then you should also get it right.

It IS repeatable every 5 days.
too easy
# Mar 18 2005 at 1:58 PM Rating: Decent
Did this lastnight had 3 smn rng nin whm.. record was 3:17 we shattered it with 2:21. It never even had time to do any special attacks.

Next time 5 smn and a nin I think.. beat that caitsith... hehe
# Mar 16 2005 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
also drops fleeting cluster. Have to wait 5 days to redo this quest. To get the quest you need to go to Venessa in Ru'Lude Gardens, near the signet guy. To get the quest you have to have promathia and be able to enter promy's. You do not have to have the promy's done to do this quest.
# Mar 10 2005 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know if there are any prerequisites for this quest? Do you have to have reached a particular place in the Promathia missions for instance?
Over and Over
# Mar 08 2005 at 1:47 PM Rating: Default
225 posts
Can we do it over and over in one night? (like 10 times)
RE: Over and Over
# Mar 08 2005 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
After undertaking a particular ENM quest and entering the battlefield, regardless of the success or failure of the battle, five Earth days must pass before the same battlefield can be reentered.

So no, but you can enter different battlefields and do a night of ENMs, just each one has to be a different battlefield. Besides, 3k exp over and over again like that would make lvling way too easy =P
RE: Over and Over
# Mar 08 2005 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
225 posts
thank you for the information, wasn't bright enough to read everything on Playonline.

Doh!! to me ^^
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