Shell We Dance  

Start Area: Boneyard Gully
Max Party:12
Related Mobs:Bladmall
Nepionic Bladmall
Nepionic Parata
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 3 ratings)
Items Granted:Blau Dolch
Cassia Lumber
Cloud Evoker
Dragon Bone
Eltoro Leather
Frenzy Fife
Scroll: Army's Paeon V
This Quest requires Promathia
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 05:58:37 2009

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You will fight two Uragnites.


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# Sep 17 2008 at 5:07 AM Rating: Decent
41 posts
can you charm the babys that that spawn? cause would be nice if you could just do this with bst cause me and wife are lvl 75 bst and we dont have many ppl in the ls to help i think we got like 7 ppl total in ls lol but if we could go bst and charm the babys and have the other ls ppl to attack the NMs with us would be great cause im lvling thf and me and another thf in our ls wants the knife blau dolch and btw how do you start this quest? doesnt say how you get it.

How we won
# Apr 15 2008 at 4:14 AM Rating: Decent
1,274 posts
Did this last night with 3x BLM BRD THF.

Opened with 3x Freeze 2 on Parata (melee one), THF kited Bladmall (mage one).

Just sleep and/or nuke the children when they pop. Kill the children if Parata goes into shell, otherwise sleep children and nuke Parata. If no children out just rest mp if they're in shell.

Once Blad is just left then THF just kills children as they pop, BRD sleeps extras.

Keep Finale up on their buffs, and threnody and ballad to help mages. Was not too difficult.

Can be problematic if children get out of control.

To the poster below my parser indicated Parata had about 11k HP and bladmall 8k. Idon't know if one or the other got overkilled of it I ran out of log range at some point (I'm was the BRD).
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ENM set up
# Dec 17 2007 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone have any idea what kind of hp these have ? Whoever said trio up there..... with what set up ?
Too Weak
# Aug 01 2006 at 9:36 AM Rating: Good
157 posts
Tested this ENM with manaburn post BLM "nerf" patch and I can confirm resistance is negligable.
Apart from that, posters below overrate this ENM. Does NOT require half of even what he went in with.

Trio this ENM for more profit!

Have fun on drops^^

Edited, Aug 1st 2006 at 10:43am EDT by Wopadobop
# Feb 05 2006 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
How long after entering one of these ENM does one have to wait to re-enter?
how long
# Nov 10 2006 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
to reenter the ENM u have to wait 5 days and if u want to make sure there's NPC's u can ask
ENM Description
# Oct 31 2005 at 8:06 PM Rating: Excellent
102 posts
Well, my LS did this last night, and I decided to post our experience, since there isn't a lot of information about this ENM here.

First, our party setups (everyone was level 70+):

Party #1:
WHM/BLM (me)

Party #2:

This is an uncapped ENM in Boneyard Gully (through Attowah Chasm) which requires a (recommended) 12-person alliance. You can bring up to a full 18-person alliance, but with any more than 12 people, the experience point reward each person receives will be reduced. With 12 or less people, each person will receive 3k exp, and, as true for all ENMs, it's straight exp that is given directly to the job you go to the ENM as, not a scroll or page that can be used on any job.

There are no pre-requisites for this ENM. You don't need any of the Promyvions or other CoP quests or missions completed; all that is needed is for the CoP expansion to be installed and registered.

To prepare for this ENM, first talk to Jakaka, an NPC Tarutaru you will see just after zoning into Attowah Chasm from Maze of Shakhrami. Jakaka will give you a Flaxen Pouch. Take this Pouch to the summit of the mountain, Parrademo Tor, and trade it to the Cradle of Rebirth at the top. This is the same place you need to go for CoP Mission 3-3B3, and the climb up the mountain can be tricky, frustrating, and time consuming. Once you trade the Flaxen Pouch to the Cradle of Rebirth, you will receive Parrademo Stones. Take these Stones back to Jakaka and trade them for the key item Miasma Filter. You can now enter the ENM in Boneyard Gully.

As for the battle itself: It's against 2 urganites (giant snail like creatures native of Bibiki Bay), Parata and Bladmall. Neither of these two main urganites can be slept, silenced, bound, or gravity'ed. Both of them will also spawn "baby" urganites, which will run around attacking people and casting such spells as Shell, Protect, and Cure IV on the main urganites. These "baby" urganites CAN be slept, and once the main urganite that spawned them is killed, the "babies" that it spawned will also disappear.

Parata and Bladmall have all the regular urganite abilities, including the ability to hide in their shell (during which time they take 75% less damage than normal, including from such attacks as Spirits Within that usually ignores these rules), a very fast and very powerful self-regen while in their shells, and an extremely powerful AoE poison attack. THIS POISON IS NOTHING TO LAUGH AT. This is what ultimately caused our alliance to lose. Even though all the non-mages brought Antidotes, the urganites will SPAM the AoE poison attack so it is very difficult to remove for long periods of time. When affected with it, characters will take around 27 or more damage per tick. Next time we attempt this ENM, we are going to use poison potions, which only do a much more managable 1 damage per tick and will hopefully negate the urganites' poison.

Besides all the normal urganite spells, Bladmall also uses some powerful black magic, including Water IV, Wateraga III, and Flood. Bladmall also has an AoE paralyze and AoE silence ability, so mages must be ready with echo drops. This was another downfall for us -- we had no idea of either of these abilities, and while the paralyze isn't terribly powerful, the silence caught us all off-guard and several of our members fell while our mages were trying cure themselves and each other.

Our strategy was as follows:
We started out by entering and buffing just inside. Note that buffs WILL WEAR if you cast them before entering, so save your time and MP and buff once everyone is inside. I also highly recommend that EVERYONE bring some form of reraise. Any WHM or /WHM can provide their own, and everyone else should bring a scroll of instant reraise. Since there is NO exp penalty for dying in an ENM, you can die and reraise with RR1 and save a lot of time and MP for your mages.

We also had six people charge up their TP to at least 100% before we engaged the mobs; the DRK, DRG, NIN, THF, and myself (WHM) all used Opo-Opo Neckalces and Sleep Potions to gain TP, while the SAM used Meditate. We then set up 3 SCs:
WHM Hexa Strike > THF Shark Bite = Light
NIN Blade:Ten > SAM Tachi:Gekki = Darkness
DRG Wheeling Thrust > DRK Spinning Slash = Light

Once everyone was buffed and ready, we went in. The NIN voked Bladmall while the PLD took Parata and began kiting. We decided to take Bladmall down first since it has the strong black magic. The DRK and BLM had a stun order worked out, which worked out nicely. We opened up with the 3 SCs, the BLM bursting off all 3, and the 2 SMNs using their most powerful level 70 Blood Pacts. This barrage of damage brought Bladmall's life down quite a bit. Meanwhile, the PLD kited Parata (he found that kiting around the large rock near the center of the field where the two mobs spawn worked the best) and the BRD attempted to keep all the babies asleep. Next time, we may bring a second sleeper along (or have our BLM help sleep) as the BRD alone seemed to have a hard time keeping all the lesser mobs under control by himself. He said the mobs were easy to sleep (they had very little resistance) but their sheer number made it hard for him to sleep all of them.

After all the SCs and Blood Pacts, Bladmall was nearing death, but just before it died, it hit us with Silencega, and that's when things went downhill. A few people fell, though we did manage to defeat Bladmall. The PLD and the THF held Parata for a while between them while people reraised and tried to raise the dead, and the BRD and BLM continued to try and keep the lesser mobs under control. Eventually, our THF died due to the massive poison damage, and the PLD tried kiting Parata again while we attempted to recover. However, the BRD and BLM were down, so the baby urganites were running wild, and eventually we wiped.

Something to note here is that if it looks like your alliance is going to wipe, try to die away from the pit where the two mobs spawn, as that is where they and the babies will return to once the alliance is down. A few of our members died down in that pit, and Tractor CANNOT BE USED IN THIS AREA, so we could not raise them.

We had most of the alliance up and were just recovering from weakness when our (30 minute) time limit ran out.

Next time, we will be more prepared. We're all bringing poison potions to negate the high-damage urganite poison, echo drops, and some form of reraise. I'm confident that if we had known everything that we do now before we went in, we would have succeeded. However, we lost nothing (as it doesn't cost anything to enter an ENM and no exp is lost from dying in one) and we gained a lot of experience about what to expect, and we're all eager to try this again next week.
RE: ENM Description
# Feb 02 2006 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
487 posts
Suggestion to use regular poison potion to ward off the AoE poison spam sounds interesting. Has anyone tested it out against the regular Uragnites on Purgonorgo Isle (the ferry trip out from Bibiki Bay)? Or has anyone done the ENM and used this strategy??

When I used to farm the regular Uragnites for shells as a thf 60+/nin, I always found that if I did not have a partner with /whm for poisona, it was a losing cause. Best partner was bst/whm, who used to get the monkeys or the slimes to tank the beasts (at least the ones on the beach).

Edit: spelling

Edited, Thu Feb 2 13:43:52 2006
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Bone 100+3+Sign/Leather 60+1
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GS 51/Smith 53/Fishing 29
Uragnites suck
# Sep 23 2005 at 7:09 AM Rating: Good
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15,054 posts
As urganites, they have strong aoe poison.

Uragnites also have a 75% damage reduction against them when they shell up. This applies to all damage. Even attacks than normally cannot be resisted such as Spirits Within and Chi Blast will on,y do 25% damage on a shelled Uragnite. In addition, they have crazy regen when shelled up and unfortunatly Square fixed it so it can no longer be dispelled ;_;

Uragnites suck.
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# Jun 04 2005 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
148 posts
Whenever you sober up and read that... Youll laugh I swear >,<
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# Jun 04 2005 at 3:59 AM Rating: Default

Edited, Sat Jun 4 20:24:45 2005
# May 28 2005 at 12:20 PM Rating: Excellent
i wanna kick this things *** xD
# May 27 2005 at 10:21 AM Rating: Excellent
305 posts
Lv cap for this battle is currently 75
# May 27 2005 at 9:08 AM Rating: Excellent
# May 26 2005 at 10:32 PM Rating: Good
305 posts
The battle title is "Shell we dance"

The BC is two Urganites.

Upon being engaged, they will spawn 'baby' Urganites who are sleepable. The main NM's are not sleepable, gravity and bind also do not work.

As urganites, they have strong aoe poison.

I would recc a BLM alliance if i were to attempt this again.
# May 26 2005 at 3:48 PM Rating: Default
First one to post here ^^
RE: yeah
# May 28 2005 at 11:52 PM Rating: Excellent
197 posts
{Um..} {Congratulations!}?
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