I see the drops has been updated. If somebody encountered this, can they please post pics and discuss what it does during battle? If this is true, then they may be the 1st person to have encountered Defoliate Leshy.
And I see that the Treants category for D. leshy was updated after Colorful Leshy was updated. Is there some proof to back up the claim it drops the Harvest Ring besides speculation it follows the same pattern as Rose Garden or Snow Maiden? The general thinking back when it was added was it dropped Heims Earring, which while it can be found in Assaults, was in the .dats since July 2005, when all the NMs were added, and was the only item that couldn't be placed (just as D. Leshy was the only un-encountered NM from the batch). If D. Leshy hasn't been encountered, then its drop table should be filled with verification tags. --zoogelio-forgot-his-password 17:37, 27 March 2007 (EDT)
Just found this page, and decided to note that I killed this mob as DRK/WHM with the help of a NIN/WAR about three months ago. It was a long fight, but not particularly difficult. I left my character logged on over a 30 hour span,and in the chat log was a person trying to solo Colorful Leshy and failing, but not death of the Colorful Leshy. When I came back, Defoliate Leshy was there. It dropped Heims Earring, which I bazaared for a medium amount of gil. No screenshots due to excitement at it being up. --Gerion 22:38, 12 April 2007 (EDT)
Woohoo! Somebody finally found this NM and photographed it. It's about time considering it was added over 2 years ago. Congratulations to the discoverer. --zoogelio-forgot-his-password 18:55, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
Just killed him last night, dropped a Heims Earring, and a Rosewood Log. Fairly easy fight, soloed as PUP/SCH almost naked, and no animator.
Solo'ed by Elvaan 75WHM/37BLM. Pulled 64 Soothing Healer NPC at 30%. Ended fight with no MP. -Takophiliac 17:21, 13 July 2009 (UTC)