Took 50% extra damage from aero over thunder--Pearlsea 04:38, June 29, 2010 (UTC)
Added Philosopher's Stone to drop list
[16:03:39]�yYou find a vermeil bhuj on the Minhocao. [16:03:39]�yYou find a philosopher's stone on the Minhocao.
Not sure what the drop rate of it is.. Most of the items are out of 41 so kind of suprised it wasn't on the list yet.--Elgorian1990 21:47, September 5, 2010 (UTC)
Kill this today Setup of PLD78/NIN39, PLD76/NIN38, RDM80/WHM40, WHM75/SCH37, SAM80/THF40x2 BLM80/RDM40, DRG78/SAM39(Didn't do much lol) TA'd tanks for hate (We skillchained) Tanks moved behind it after 50% when it started using Gorge to avoid disgorge then SAMs SATA WS'd (Skillchaining again) on both tanksn and having our BLM MBing a few (Not all of them) with Tornado II for over 2.5k DMG per MB. Other then that it was a normal Sandworm fight for us, coulda used a bard but yeah. --Amanomurakumo 00:28, July 1, 2010 (UTC)Amanomurakumo Uzugami~
Confirmed kill with 80PLD/NIN 76PLD/NIN 75BLM/WHMx2 80GhornBRD 78RDM/WHM 80WHM/SCH 75RNG/NIN and limited experience having ever fought Sandworms. Initially tried with one paladin and a SAM/RNG but wasn't aware Gorge was like 1000 Needles, resulting in a wipe around 20% when it one-shotted the tank. Second strategy involved dual-tanking and using the TH mule as a buffer for Gorge which resulted in much easier to handle damage from Gorge. Both tanks obtained HP/MP buffs from the Cruor Prospector at the entrance. Minhocao cannot absorb those buffs using Extreme Purgation. BLMs applied smaller nukes and DoTs at leisure and RDM kept Paralyze 2 on.
After the fight we realized we could have had the BLMs both come /RDM for dispel. Only having Finale and one Dispel caused us to back off on buffs for the paladins so it wouldn't absorb haste and march. We opted instead to just pile on refresh and ballads and heal one another once shadows were gone, since Minhocao doesn't cast so those buffs are meaningless.
Ended up going 1/1 on the Bhuj and the Key Item, and we go some Buffalo Meat to boot.
If you've never fought a Sandworm before, slow and steady wins the race. As long as bodies are in range to cut down on Gorge's damage to the tanks it's not too difficult as long as you keep your wits about you. --Lyall 04:26, July 11, 2010 (UTC)
Wiped to this thing twice with PLD/NIN x2, SCH/RDM, RDM/WHM, DRK/THF, BLU/THF, and WAR/NIN. First time we got it below 20% then the WHM ran out of mp and 3 DD got killed then the NM Gorged both PLD to death at same time. Second attempt we had mini sandworm adds, and those adds resisted sleep. We really needed SAM/THF for this, along with the melee carrying meds. Ayrlie 02:55, August 27, 2010 (UTC)
Just duo'd him pretty easily as 85 SAM/NIN and 85 RDM/WHM, just keep RDM in range of Gorge and keep him debuffed with Blind/Paralyze. Axe dropped. - Aynna, Caithsith (September 30, 2010)
Tried this tonight with BLU85/NIN42, BLM85/RDM42, BLM80/RDM40, RDM80/BLM40. Our biggest finding would have to be that this thing is extremely tankable with Tavnazian Taco, Cocoon, Protect V and HP Cruor buffs (taking ~100 damage per hit). It's resistant, but by no means immune, to Head Butt and takes fairly normal damage from all Blue Magic spells. It can be Flashed with Actinic Burst. Additionally, someone should come /WHM (or bring a WHM) to remove debuffs (Slow was really messing me up). We wiped because not enough people were standing in AoE range, so I died to a 1500 Disgorge. Definitely a challenging and fun NM to lowman, though. --Eremes 06:32, October 10, 2010 (UTC)
Somewhat difficult with a party of PLD79/NIN39, NIN80/WAR40, RDM85/SCH42, SMN85/RDM42, SAM85/NIN42 and BLU85/NIN42. Only real difficulty we had was at the start of first try, killed PLD in 3 Critical hits of over 550 with Phalanx, then we had worm Links. Needless to say we wiped. Next attempt, we pulled it to Conflux #7 and it was a cake walk from there. RDM and BLU dispelling Buffs from Purgatation and SAM and SMN doing damage. Nin Died due to troubles with Silena so no shadows, but PLD held hate just as easily. (IMPOSSIBLE TO GAUGE PARTY! Vermeil Bhuj 1/1) Blueeyedadonis(BLU), Ricanrick(SAM), Whitetiger(PLD), Kraunki(RDM), Notcurne(NIN), Donasyukura(SMN,jp)... Post made by --WhitetigerOfValefor 10:15AM EST 11/6/2010
Duo: NIN/DNC + DRG/WHM. TLDR: VERY bad accuracy, tank from behind, mob can't be slowed. Just fight it from the back and its pretty simple. We didn't use haste just in case we got hit with Extreme Purgation, but after fighting it once I would definitely recommend it just to speed up killing since it can't hit for anything. When tanking from behind there are certain positions that will cause the mob to face whoever has hate when it uses Disgorge. You can find the sweet spot when it uses Gorge, if you are too close or too far it will turn to face whoever has hate then use the WS. Also Extreme Purgation doesn't steal food effects so I'll update the main page with this info. Bummage 06:10, November 10, 2010 (UTC)
It should be noted Minhocao can be easily soloed as RDM/NIN by kiting the worm to a rock along the wall at F-5, near the Lacovie spawn area. Here, you can pin the worm around the rock until it deaggros, allowing you time to nuke with Aero IV. Keep both Poison II and Bio II applied at all times to avoid any regen during unclaimed periods. Due to the nature of this strategy, it's very easy to have claim stolen from you (as you're purposefully allowing it to deaggro and unclaim) so you may want to avoid attempting the strategy if competition is present. Sovereignffxi 00:33, November 14, 2010 (UTC)
Made attempts as 85BST/42NIN using Nursery Nazuna. First attempt brought it to 62%. He was taking my pets down very fast although I had a very good reward set (Double Zoraal Ja's, Bison Warbonnet, Ogre Gloves +1, Monster's Gaiters, Kirin's Osode, Crudelis Belt, Promise Badge, MND Rings and R.K. Mantle). My rewards were doing 1648 with Pet Food Zeta. I was TPing opposite my pet and my Rampages were doing 800-1100. I used Atma of the Voracious Violet and Razed Ruin, and my pet and Minhocao were trading crits like a Warrior Ballista. Nazuna would crit for up to 290 on him and he would crit for 350-440 on Nazuna.
My second attempt I brought echo drops which I had forgotten the first time around and I swapped the Voracious Violet atma for Strangling Wind, hoping the AGI would lower Minhocao's crit rate on my pet. It did help somewhat but it was still critting like crazy (maybe 60% vs 80% from the first fight). I ended up goofing up this time and being too far from my pet to snarl. Instadeath when shadows went down.
My third attempt I swapped out Strangling Wind for Mounted Champion and that seemed to be a perfect combo with Razed Ruin. The Regen allowed my pets to survive being Rewarded several times each and sustaining them through my Call Beast recast. I brought him down to 17% this time but he began spamming Gorge/Disgorge almost exclusively under 40%, making it much more difficult than it needed to be.
He seems to be nearly immune to Feral Howl.
I believe with capped merits (I still needed 2 merits each in Call Beast and Reward timers, and I'm only 1/5 on Beast Healer), better gear (Khimeira Bonnet if I can ever find one up) and dual PDT Magian Axes, I can take this guy down solo without much problem. If you are planning on meleeing with your pet, remember to bring Echo drops, potions, Rune Axes, and some Fool's items when he starts getting spammy with Gorge. --Chocobits 04:25, October 26, 2010 (UTC)