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I was wondering about something and it's not on the main page. If your Key Item shatters, is there a waiting period to obtain a new one? Mine hasn't broken yet, but if anyone knows, this information might be good for the main page. Also, when under 75 and using /heal (while in possession of the key item) does the chat log state the same directions? I had noticed about level sync not working, wasn't sure about just being under 75 period. Theode 23:16, March 26, 2010 (UTC)

  • On color change. Seems to be random. I have killed Tier Is 5 times in North Gustaberg with other half, mine changes on 4 kill, hers did not change after 5 kills. We have fought both of the Tier I pops so it may be truly random.~*~Darkillusion ~*~ 09:43, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

In reference to posted item: "If you want your Abyssite to change you must pop the mobs in a row for T1, having someone else in the party pop theirs disrupts the amount of mobs you need for your's to change to a different color. At least this is what I believe after duo'ing about 50 pops with neither of us getting a color change. I then did about 11 in a row and got it to change for myself. Helldemon 09:53, March 30, 2010 (UTC)" This is untrue. PT-made attempted 7 times without getting it. I went and got it on the first try. Next try the PT-mate finally got theirs. Would appear to be truly random.

Ragnarok had emergency maintenence on some of the zones listed, i don't know if this had anything to do with the repop timers on these mobs, but it may be being worked on. Theode 07:28, March 24, 2010 (UTC)*Also someone should make up a table or something for experience gained. Experience gained seems to be different for these mobs than regular ones. I gained 198xp duo without signet, while a friend had signet gained the same. So far all i can remember is 300 solo and 198 duo. Theode 07:43, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

Removed information claiming that there was a 1h repop on T2. Just did two in the span of 30m. --Baroness 00:53, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

Popped around to most old world zones, looks like the chart may be complete. It's possible you can only hunt VNMs in zones where the two time-worlds intersect. --Baroness 01:00, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

There is only one of each Tier II in each zone (Capricornus x1 Yacumama x1) Each of the 2 Tier II's takes one hour to repop. VNM only spawn in area's with a Maw. --Meridius

  • Negative. We just found two Capricornus in Jugner Forest with no delay. --Baroness 01:14, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
  • There must be some other conditions for respawn that actual ToD then. My group searched in East Ronfaure/East Ronfaure [S]/Jugner Forest [S] and in each zone only able to find 1 of each Tier II. --Meridius
  • I'll grant that could be the case. Perhaps it's based on people in zone, number of T2 holders in zone, something like that. --Baroness 01:21, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
  • Had 4 Tier II holders in my group of 12. --Meridius
  • We had one. XD --Baroness 01:37, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

The repop on individual tier 2s PER zone is, in fact, 1 hour. But there are multiple tier 2s up per zone.

  • Then there was a helluva a glitch earlier. Because, in fact, it was not an hour before the second Carpricornus popped in Jugner. --Baroness 02:22, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
  • Like i said, there are multiple Tier IIS per zone. We killed one in eron, then ran north of op and killed another that an ls mate was tracking. -Dracko 02:59, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
  • Okay, that makes more sense. Doesn't really help us pinpoint things, unless the game perhaps loads one copy of each Tier VNM when someone unique enters the appropriate zone? --Baroness 04:10, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
  • Just did another round, and again only able to find one of each Tier II. --Meridius

Random fact from unexperienced editor, having the popper drop party before the nm dies will not prevent your abyssite from evolving. recommended having your popper logout if you do not wish to evolve your abyssite.


Color Correlation

We should try to track whether the Abyssite Shattering is dependant on the color of tha abyssite vs the mob popped, that way we can see if we need to color code the chart, or if its random. So far, my LS has found the following: Orcus: Shattered Brown Abyssite Krabkatoa: Shattered Blue Abyssite Yilbegan: Shattered Black Abyssite Edit above, or add your replies. --Dracko 03:10, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

  • Did you use, say, a Brown Abyssite to pop a mob from another zone? Is that the kind of thing you want us to look into? Or say, "This mob always generates this colour abyssite, which should only be used to pop this type of next tier." --Baroness 04:10, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
  • Trying to figure out if a specific VNM will always break a specific color Abyssite. Like, will Orcus ALWAYS break brown, but not blue. etc.--Dracko 04:30, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

From what I can see none of the Tier I mobs drop anything, their only purpose being to change your Clear Abyssite to a Colored one for hunting Tier IIs. --Darkguru 10:44, March 24, 2010 (UTC)


Now that we know how the colors relate, anyone want to make the chart all nice and colorful like the ZNM one? ;3 --Dracko 00:16, March 25, 2010 (UTC)

  • Added pale colors to the chart... might be ugly now. --Baroness 07:35, March 25, 2010 (UTC)

Interesting to note, while under level sync the abyssite's messages do not appear. Which leads me to believe you can not pop the VNMs under sync. Not to say you'd want to, more of a "not to fear resting in certain areas". Wyuli 00:51, March 25, 2010 (UTC)

For those who may have been looking, here is a chart created by Spira to clear up a few things or for better organization. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vWihfifjeyg/S66VScCMK_I/AAAAAAAACv4/P0ZhA4rrmhQ/s1600/spiraVNMv08.jpg Natsuchii 00:03, March 28, 2010 (UTC)

multiple abysite

i find out that i can have multiple abysite on temp key item, cos i can bought a new clear abysite after getting the yellow abysite.

what i want to know is how to use the yellow abysite when i need it? cos now always getting input only from the clear abysite (which i change into colorful abysite just now).

2nd question would be, is really only the popper can upgrade an abysite? even from clear to colorful need each and everyone to pop to get a chance? (that will make clear-->colorful need to be soloed...) --VC-Hijikata 11:41, March 28, 2010 (UTC)

  • Yes, only the person the initiates the encounter will have their abbysite change color. --Dracko 08:33, March 29, 2010 (UTC)
  • I hold a tier 3 yellow abyssite and got a new clear one. I've just killed about 20 tier 1 VNMs solo and my clear abyssite won't upgrade to colourful. I was wondering if it's because I already have the yellow abyssite, but from what 'VC-Hijikata' says I should be able to upgrade it. Maybe I'm just really unlucky? --Eckeward 06:28, September 23, 2010 (UTC)

New Layout

I was bored and decided to redo the layout a bit based on the ZNM page, I haven't made it official yet, but check it out at User:IHM/VNMTemp, if people like it, I'll post it up, its the initial progression one like the ZNM page. Next I'll probably work on a drop related chart. --IHM


I've completly finished it now, see what y'all think and I'll post it up soon if people agree with it. Only thing missing is the drops. --IHM


And boredom struck again... done all the drops... --IHM


death/zoning effecting color changing

"It seems that if the player that pops the VNM dies in combat and is in a party no ones Abyssite will change colors" I'm not exactly sure what this was supposed to say, but I have died while fighting a T2 (like, right as the mob was dying it killed me) and I changed from Clear to Colorful abyssite while dead. Also, the other day we were lowmanning Krabkatoa and I died and accidentally HP'd to Windurst instead of waiting for my RR dialog to pop up (Yeah, dumb I know >< ) I got back to the fight at around 5% and I still got a Black Abyssite when Krab died. -thanopstru 15:37, April 3, 2010 (UTC)

Minimum Level Requirement

Can anyone confirm the minimum level requirement to pop a VNM with clear abyssite? The main page says u cant pop on if your in a lv30 pt but i was getting readings while soloìng my Lv19BLU in East Ronfaure(S).

I was getting readings as well both in and out of party on my level 30 RDM. However, while under level sync the messages went away. I haven't tried to see if I got close enough to pop the NM while I was low level.--Valient 01:25, April 18, 2010 (UTC)

VNM Chart

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the artist who made that excellent flowchart of the VNM pop structure. It looks just like something out of an official guidebook ^^ Kudos to you! Mayoyama 07:03, April 10, 2010 (UTC)Mayoyama of Shiva!

Requested Move

Suggest to move to Category:Voidwalker Notorious Monsters We can make sure the mobs and such are included better and most such NM pages are categories already why not this one. --Icari 11:49, April 10, 2010 (UTC)

Done and done. --CharitwoTalk 15:37, April 15, 2010 (UTC)

Colorful Abyssite Spawning T1's??!?

My colorful abyssite just spawned 3 different T1's and i haven't been able to spawn a T2

Talked to a GM and they assure me the system is working as it should. Im still not convinced. But if it is should update the page to let people know a higher tier abyssite will spawn any of the lower tier nm's. Jado818 23:13, April 20, 2010 (UTC)

I have not gotten any t1's to pop while using my t2 abyssite, i did get a track once for what might have been a t1 but it never poped. --Icari 23:26, April 20, 2010 (UTC)

Think i figured it out.. I have both clear and colorful abyssite. But i get the same message for both tiers of nm's. I get the message "The Colorful abyssite resonates **** , sending a radiant beam of light lancing towards a spot roughly *** yalms {direction} of here" for both T1 and T2. Dont get a message for Clear Abyssite at all so now way to tell which is which. As such id advise not having a clear abyssite if you're trying to upgrade a colorful. Jado818 22:25, April 24, 2010 (UTC)

The message is "The ***** resonates [feebly/softly/solidly/strongly/very strongly/furiously]", for each Tier a different message. Last two aren't implemented yet. Rdmsegter 13:23, May 28, 2010 (UTC)

Trial of the Magians

Could it be possible to add another cell to each VNM with the related trials # and weapons? T3s are needed for the HQ multihit weapons and T2s are needed for the high damage weapons. For example Lord Ruthven drops items needed for trials #588 #374 #160. Could list that the weapons are also katana, great axe, and sword.

I dont think that is needed it would just clutter up the page, some people are looking at the page just for the drops and nothing related to the trials, and adding that info could confuse them. --Icari 11:06, April 21, 2010 (UTC)

Misc Info

If you're using a TIII abyssite to track VNM's, pay attention to the text. If your Abyssite Resonates "Feebly" you are tracking a T1. If you're abyssite resonates "Weakly" you are tracking a TII. If the Abyssite resonates "Solidly" You are tracking a TIII.

Title: According to the FFXI Newsletter, there is a specific reason (not yet discerned by the community) that Titles are NOT 100%. The first thought is maybe Titles have some benefit on Drop %, as all the Strigoi rings I've encountered have been immedietly following a "Ruthven Entomber" Title change. (THough a few still yielded nothing.).

repop times/total pops per zone

"Tier I VNMs have multiple spawn points in each zone and tend to respawn within minutes. Tier II respawn one hour after their last Time of Death. Tier III and Tier IV minimum respawn times have not yet been determined."

I'm not sure what exactly happened, but my group had 2 Jyeshtha up at once. A mage rested MP mid fight and got crushed by the 2nd pop. After killing both and 1 of the fly (the other tier 2 for the zone) abyssite emitted no light which indicates the zone was empty for tier2's. Normally that's the case after killing 1 of each tier2 in the same zone. I think possibly the game failed to register it was already up (as in glitched) and popped the same mob as a duplicate. This happened in Mertip. Mountains. Anyone else had an extra tier2 pop or had multiples of the same tier2 ? PollyWog 13:39, April 30, 2010 (UTC)


June 2010 update

I've tangled with the new Void Hare VNM in Konschtat and Tahrongi, but other than knowing it's a Tier I I don't have any other info. Also, these ones don't give any experience upon defeat, unlike all the other Tier Is. Any other new VNMs out there? --Tristan Kain 19:49, June 23, 2010 (UTC)

  • Added some info and started a template for people to add info on the grey path VNMs. --Pearlsea 22:21, June 24, 2010 (UTC)

New Abyssite VNM's

Should the new VNM's be added to the chart that are from Abyssite? These VNM's cant be popped with the normal pop key items like the others. I think they could even have their own page separate from this one. --Icari 09:58, July 2, 2010 (UTC)

Tier 1 VNM health

From my experience, all the Tier 1 VNM's have 4500hp. I've killed several different ones that each had 4500hp. I think it would be safe to assume that they all do, but of course I haven't killed them all. By the way, the elemental VNMs are much more difficult for a melee job due to their 75% physical damage taken and their spells are pretty nasty if not interrupted.

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