I can confirm that using ranged attack does not count as detection as we did not get a time penelty or any debuff from pulling a gear Ferine 17:21, 10 March 2007 (EST)
The Pathos received from being detected may be related to who was detected. A SMN in my group was detected and the Pathos received was a temporary ban on summon magic, which was lifted when we moved to the next floor.--Coflsilk 15:29, 12 March 2007 (EDT)
- I've received a Blue Magic restriction, and we had no BLU in our party. --Tinuvael 13:55, 13 March 2007 (EDT)
- Was that a pathos from being detected by a gear, or just a pathos received at the start of the floor? General whole party pathos appear to be completely random, being detected by gears tend to be more specific. --Blazza 08:00, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
For "eliminate the specified enemy", is the "specified enemy" always Impossible to Gauge? If so, maybe it's sufficient to simply say that, instead of the more long-winded explanation about multiple enemies from the same family. --Divisortheory 13:15 March 7, 2006 (EST)
For "Eliminate specified enemies," we had a floor where we had to kill Qiqirn. In that case, all types of Qiqirn (Qiqirn Treasure Hunters and Qiqirn Archaeologists) had to be eliminated to unlock the Rune of Transfer. --Tinuvael 00:39, 10 March 2007 (EST)
Specified Enemy (singular) will be one mob that checks Impossible to Gauge. I did not notice a size difference of this mob compared to others in its family. Specified Enemies (plural) will be a family of monsters that all check Impossible to Gauge. Note that Gears and Ramparts will check Impossible to Gauge, but are not included in this. Enemy Leader (singular) will be one Named, Impossible to Gauge mob of larger-than-normal size. Sneak and Invisible may be used to move past unneeded mobs. Normal Vana'diel aggro rules seem to apply, though sneaking/invissing past gears and ramparts was not tested (i.e. No mobs showed to be True Sight/Sound excepting those that would normally be so outside of Assault. Again, gears and ramparts were not tested).--Coflsilk 15:29, 12 March 2007 (EDT)
- We tried sneaking past an Archaic Gear (single) with Sneak/Invisible up. No one used abilities or magic near it, but we got aggro when someone past it. I'm pretty sure they're True Sight/True Sound in Salvage, so this would not be surprising. --Tinuvael 13:59, 13 March 2007 (EDT)
From what I've noticed, Eliminate Specified Enemy is just one regular mob that you'll find in vanadiel but it will /c as ITG. REGULAR VANADIEL NM'S ARE NOT INCLUDED!!!!.
Eliminate Specified Enemies is a group of mobs that will check as ITG. They can be pretty much anything. The ones that are the worse tho are the psycheflayers and the chariots. If you get Qirin's (or however they're spelt), You'll do better damage if you have a blm with you.
Eliminate Enemy Leader is mobs that you will never find in Vanadiel that will check as ITG.
Lamps (I hate these). There are 3 types of lamps. Either activate them all at once, activate them in order, or activate the same one. Active them all at once: Just find all the lamps (minus the one that activates once floor is complete), and activate them all at once. DUH!!!!
For Activate in an order.....good luck. you have to find the correct order which could seriously take all 30 mins if it's a noob PT.
For registration code. EVERYONE must hit that lamp to proceed to next floor.
Eliminate all enemies: um...if you can't figure this out, go put ur finger in a light socket.
Avoid detection: THE ARCHAIC GEARS ARE TRUE SIGHT.
The Archaic Ramparts are easily soloable by 75THF, 75NIN, or 75BLU that i've noticed.
Number of points per floor was 180 for a 4-player group without penalties. Unsure whether the amount rewarded increases as you get higher up; we only made it up to floor 3. It's probably a base 200 points (3 players) per successful floor. --Tinuvael 00:35, 10 March 2007 (EST)
We went 76~82 cause we had a ton of extra time and ended with 1729 tokens. --zarrgoth 15:28, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
So... a pickup group I was in just ran through floors 96-100. We made good time... ended up beating Cerberus with a little over 10 minutes left. For fun, we chose to go "up" another floor. It put us back down on Floor 1 giving us "Family - Racing Chariots". We quickly beat that and exited. My share of the reward (no band) was 1645 tokens. --Dave10215 04:00, 25 May 2010 (CDT)
Once someone has gotten up to Floor 96, the only reason to not start at 96 would be gear/friend clear. Chimeramage (talk) 00:26, September 25, 2014 (UTC)
EDIT2: Racing Chariots + Archaic Ramparts are in the same "Eliminate specified enemies." together like the Qiqirn treasure hunters and archaeologists? --Joped 11:58, 10 March 2007 (EST)
"Chariots" just means "any mob from the chariot family". The link itself redirects to the category page also. Now that I think about it though, it may be better to put only Racing Chariot, and add the others as we find them. I was only fixing the dead link. --Divisortheory 12:00, 10 March 2007 (EST)
After some thinking, I think my most recent edit more accurately reflects what's going on. You aren't after enemies with particular names, you're after enemies from a particular family. In the case of Qiqirns for example, you may have to kill multiple Qiqirns with different names. In other words, I don't think it's unreasonable to assume that when "eliminate specified enemies." is the object, there will never be a situation where killing only some of the enemies from a particular family will unlock the rune of release, but others (perhaps with a different name), need not be killed." If this is incorrect, we can change it again, perhaps stating for each enemy family whether or not it's possible for the mobs to have different names. --Divisortheory 12:50, 10 March 2007 (EST)
An edit conflict happened; this is what I was going to say: Why did you change it to "enemy families"? (You just answered that.) If they can only come as maybe 1-2 enemies, I'd say the specific names of the enemies look better. However, if they can come as a whole bunch of stuff (like 3 or 4+ different names), then just the familiy is nicer (like how you made it now). Also, Qiqirn plural is usually "Qiqirn" without "s". --Joped 13:01, 10 March 2007 (EST) Anyway, I think if it's only a handful of different names, the specific names just look like there's more information on this page, but that's just what I think. I just feel it's like saying "there's a whole bunch of undead here" for Eldieme and "loads of arcana are in this region" for Tu'Lia rather than putting the specific enemies (okay, not a great comparison since you'd want to know the levels and drops for those mobs). Maybe you could put "Enemies that are not of the same family of the specified enemies do not need to be eliminated." or whatever. --Joped 13:01, 10 March 2007 (EST)
Yea, I agree it's a little confusing now. Maybe we'll know more after higher floors are reached. The only thing I know for sure right now is that "sometimes" you may have to kill enemies with different names. The way the multiple enemies were on the same line though made it confusing to me. Namely, someone looking at it for the first time with no knowledge of this discussion would think "wait, why are these on the same line and others aren't?" But if you put them on different lines people might kill one and think "the wiki's wrong, it said I had to kill all Qiqirn Treasure Hunter and that didn't work." If you just say "kill all mobs from the specified family, here are the families to look for" there's never any confusion, and it most likely covers all floors in Nyzul Isle, even the much higher ones. I guess it doesn't matter to me one way or the other, as long as anyone looking at it will know exactly what to do upon reading it. --Divisortheory 13:11, 10 March 2007 (EST)
Hmmm, maybe put and/& between them so you know you have to kill both? Now that I think of it, "/" kinda makes you think "or", as if you can choose which to kill or it varies. How about:
And then if more enemies are discovered, someone could just put them in the parantheses (if they belong to an already given family). I'm also thinking ramparts are unrelated to this objective. --Joped 13:24, 10 March 2007 (EST)
I would like to note that under Eliminate specified enemies tonight we had Draugar be the trigger. I went back and confirmed that it was Enemies, not Enemy. It appears this may be either a glitch or a change? --Kylgore 23:44, 4 August 2007 (CDT)
I think we should compile the mobs found here and divide them by this:
Alzadaal Normal Monsters:
-These enemies are used for "Eliminate specified enemies." (Excluding gears and ramparts?)
Alzadaal Notorious Monsters:
-These enemies are used for "Eliminate enemy leader."
Vana'diel Normal Monsters:
-Basically, these aren't NMs completely stolen from "outside", but they are regular enemies from "outside".
-These enemies are used for "Eliminate specified enemy."
Vana'diel Notorious Monsters
-NMs completely stolen from "outside".
-They can leave behind some of their items you usually find from them.
-Aren't used for any objective and instead are the "rewards" of this Assault area?
-Gears and ramparts...
-Gears: Used as a subobjective.
-Ramparts: Maybe they're just here to explain why Vana'diel normal/notorious mobs are here.
-Maybe they should be listed under "Alzadaal Normal Monsters"?
Also, do "Eliminate specified enemy." mobs have their species's typical NM-size that would make them easier to find other than via /check? --Joped 15:49, 10 March 2007 (EST)
EDIT: Also, does each floor have a random "theme"? I heard one floor had eruca/spinners/tigers/marids (Wajaom-themed). That could be another way to divide stuffs. Also, maybe I'm remembering something incorrectly, but I recall somebody mentioning one floor having a garden/plantoid theme. --Joped 15:51, 10 March 2007 (EST)
EDIT2: Could anyone provide the jobs of the 3 Qiqirn NMs and the elements of the 8 custards if the jobs/elements do vary? --Joped 22:42, 10 March 2007 (EST)
EDIT3: Can archaic gears come as gear solos AND trios or just single gears? --Joped 16:27, 12 March 2007 (EDT)
- I've seen a gear trio. The solos seem to be more common. --Tinuvael 14:01, 13 March 2007 (EDT)
Enemy Leader Stuff
Figured I'd compile enemy leader special abilities, since it seems that enemy leaders of the same type might have different abilities for each NM. Basically, this shows what makes, says, encountering Mokka different from encountering Mokke, and why there are 3/4/8 different NMs for each non-HNM enemy leader type. Anyway, please fill it in:
Poroggo Madames/Don Poroggos/Samariris/Whatever you wish to call them
I just gave reported Poroggo NM abilities to any of the 3 since no one was specific on their names.
Spams Sleepga + Silencega Spams Water Bomb
Spams Poisonga + Frog Chorus Spams Frog Song
Spams Death Spams Providence, JP wiki says "No aria of ..saying.. At spirits of the dead magic of Tenco" (AM? Death? Providence?)
It seems the order they were in the .dats is the elemental wheel.
Ineef: Near-instantly casts "-aga" spells?
JP wiki says "the fountain of magic is used." Not sure what this means. "The fountain of magic" = Manafont.
Mokke: JP wiki says "Abrasive Tantara is busy"; spams Abrasive? (Amnesia)
Mokka: JP wiki says "Defeaning Tanara is busy"; spams Defeaning? (Silence)
Mokku: Spams Frenetic Rip
Activate All Lamps
It seems that the number of lamps present for the 'activate all at the same time' is not scaled to your party size. I went in with 3 others and found that there were at least 5-6 lamps. As the lamps do not stay active for more than a few seconds if you hit them, it seems that sufficient planning and clearing may be required in order to activate every lamp with a smaller group.--Coflsilk 15:17, 12 March 2007 (EDT)
-I can't say for sure, but I added something to the page today under the 'activate the lamps in a specefic order' case. It might be related to this, but I haven't seen the 'activate all lamps' version yet. In that case, its only when ALL lamps have been activated that they lit up. If you try to activate one you already tagged before, it says a different message. When all of them been tagged, they all lit up for a moment, and if its the wrong order they turn off. I can't say if its related, but it might provide a clue. Do they lit up right away when clicked? If not, it might be safe to think that you only need to activate once each to open the Runic Portal. -Celedh 15h36 12 march 2007 (EDT)
When the lamps were selected, a window would pop up that said something to the order of "All lamps must be activated at the same time. Do you want to activate this lamp?". The lamp light up if 'yes' is selected, but will turn itself off after about 10 seconds if all other lamps are not activated at the same time. A cool-down period of about ~30 seconds or so is then required in order to be able to activate the lamp again. I would assume that the 'activate in the correct order" lamps would have a message saying that they needed a certain order. --Coflsilk 22:20, 12 March 2007 (EDT)
In "Activate all lamps in order," have everyone light at the same time. The first one in the order will stay lit the longest. Next round, have the same lamp lit first then have the rest light at the same time. Whichever stays lit the longest is the next in order, repeat this until all are lit.Kyofooyo 22:25, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
I found out that for the "Apparently, this lamp must be activated in a specific order..." You have to have your party light them up in an order. Once they are lit in the order; i.e; A > B >C > D (IMPORTANT: Remember the order), the person that lit the first one MUST click on their lamp again and will get a message saying: "Confirming operation procedure". At this time, All the lamps will light. Wait a few seconds. The lights that stay on are the ones that were lit in their correct order. Simply, leave those lamps to be lit at the same place in the order of the lamps lit and switch around the order of those that remained "off". cliff notes: use an order > first person click lamp again > notice lamps off/on > leave lamps that stayed on in the same order used > correct order > repeat > ??? > profit. --Plenaire 22:25, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Ok, so I agree with all of what you said above, except for the first person having to click on their lamp again. That part I have never done, yet I have beaten the level.Kyofooyo 18:45, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Thought I'd add a great tip for those annoying lamp floors that I use with my Nyzul group. For "all at once" floors, after searching and putting people at lamps, have one person call a time to hit the lamp based on game clock. Recommend adding a little time due to latency. (If it's currently :05 on the game clock, call :13, for example.) For those dreaded order floors, call an order of names, followed by a list of times, like ":13 :16 :19 :22" and have the members hit their lamp at those times. The 3 game minute delay is again, for latency/lag purposes. Just have one member be the caller. Also on order floors, if an order is incorrect, shift all the incorrect members one position to the left in the order, wrapping around. For example, if you did A B C D and only C was correct, call B D C A the next time. AreyaPhoenix 09:18, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
A method I generally use for ordered (after the first lamp is found and type of lamp is confirmed) is have the first person press the lamp right away, then when the second person finds, they press right away, and so on. When all the lamps are lit, they finally light up. This is an excellent way to find if you have all the lamps. Kyofooyo 12:27, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
NMs that spawn on each block of floors
It seems like particular NMs spawn on each "set" of floors. Let's start tracking which spawn where. --Aurikasura 13:48, 16 March 2007 (EDT)
Update: pulled the "theoretical" mob list from the zone datfile. Remove the verification tag if you see this NM on the correct floor.
Tom Tit Tat
Keeper of Halidom
Tom Tit Tat
Cargo Crab Colin
Tom Tit Tat
Is there something similar with normal monsters? Anyway, we should really just add an "Enemies" section at the top like other Assault mission pages and divide them similar to how I suggested earlier. --Joped 15:10, 16 March 2007 (EDT)
At this point I'm pretty sure this analysis is right. My group is up to the 40-60 block and so far all the NM spawns have lined up with my projection. --Aurikasura 14:09, 28 March 2007 (EDT)
I have a question. Do you think the list of monsters appearing here should be put in a zone like table, perhaps broken up into subsections (each block of 20 floors) in either the Nyzul Isle page or the Nyzul Isle Investigation Page? This is different from the usual Assaults, which simply have an enemy list and not a table, and there are a lot of monsters to keep track of. Another alternative is to have 1 giant table, but arranged like this: A-Z F1-20, A-Z F21-40, A-Z F41-60, A-Z F61-80, A-Z F81-100, and instead of subsection titles giving the floors, have in each of their notes columns "Found on Floors x1-x0". Regular enemies should be included too, and coloring following the usual blue/red split. --zoogelio-forgot-his-password 12:40, 29 March 2007 (EDT) EDIT: such a list would also serve as a good tool to know which monsters need to have a line for Nyzul Isle added to their zone of appearances table, like a checklist.
I would prefer their order in the .dats over alphabetical order, but that's just me. --Joped 16:19, 29 March 2007 (EDT)
- According to the JP Wiki, these are the total mobs (I think):
Archaic Ramparts (2)
Aquans: Greatclaws (6; were 3 of these ironshells before?), Stygian Pugils (4), Kulshedra (2)
Amorphs: Bouncing Balls (8), Thousand Eyes (8), Mousses (16; were 8 of these puddings before?), Black Puddings (8)
Arcana: Killing Weapons (5), Ominous Weapons (5), Magic Flagons (8), Friar's Lanterns (either 4 and 2 were bifrons before and 2 were cannonballs before, or 2 and 1 was a bifrons and the other was a cannonball), Sweeping Cluster (2)
Undead: Garm (3), Tainted Fleshes (3), Draugar (14), Bhoot (2)
Vermin: Carmine Eruca (3), Spinner (3), Wamouracampa (4), Wamoura (2)
Demons: Imps (10), Psycheflayers (7; 2 of these are for regular/eliminate specified enemy mobs and 5 are for eliminate specified enemies?)
Dragons: Puks (10), Wyverns (2)
Birds: Marshe Murres (3), Lesser Colibri (3), Ziz (4), Peryton (12)
Beasts: Wild Karakul (3), Wajaom Tigers (3), Manticores (4), Marids (2)
Plantoids: Death Caps (3), Puktraps (3), Leshies (4), Ameretat (2)
Lizards: Sand Lizards (3), Deinonychus (3), Bull Bugards (4), Wivres (2; dragons?)
Imps: Heraldic Imps (5)
Poroggos: Poroggo Gents (5)
Flan: Ebony Puddings (5)
Qiqirn: Qiqirn Treasure Hunters (2), Qiqirn Archaeologist (3)
Archaic Chariots: Racing Chariots (5)
Archaic Gears: Single gears (20), triple gears (10)
They also list a single Dahak after the wivres, so I dunno where they belong. Or maybe wivres and dahaks are dragons and they were grouped separately. --Joped 16:00, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
I've run into a Dahak once on a clear all mobs floor. Was same kind that you see in Mount Zhayolm and from my guess the same level as well because it was hitting for like 750 with body slam. We had a DRG in the party and he did use Ancient Circle and the tank did get some intimidates with that. There was only one on the floor so it's possible that on a clear all mobs floor for either 2 Wyerns or 1 Dahak. I'm thinking how they set it up is they used a point value to each kind of mob. When the floor is generated it picks a random number for difficulty and then places an allotment of mobs based on that value. Just my theory anyway :) --Valient 13:25, 3 April 2007 (EDT)
I just ran into a Dahak on a floor with 2x Bouncing Ball, 1x Mousse, 2x Thousand eyes. Not sure if the layout list needs to be updated.Talouin 04:00, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
Number of participants
Has anyone tried doing any set of floors with less than 6 people? Does it have an impact on the objectives given or the number of monsters or anything? If not, it would seem pointless to allow a minimum of 3 if 3 ppl can't complete 5 objectives. Tahngarthor 23:47, 26 March 2007 (EDT)
Cleared floor 1-100 with 3 people, Set up was 90BST/WHM x2, and 75WHM/BLM. Whm was duel boxed and was left at ruin unless needed for lamp floors, 2 BST is more then enough to take on any boss or leader, always had plenty of time, went from 1-100 in under a month.
I have done 3 runs with 4 people total and 4 runs with 6 people (only 1 of the 6 person runs cleared 5 floors). Full parties definitely make running the floors a lot easier. Having only 4 people greatly increases the difficulty of the "defeat all enemies" and "activate all (multiple) lamps at the same time". The objectives were not noticed to be scaled down in any manner (we had more lamps than party members in activate all at once). That being said, I would imagine that a group of 3-5 could clear a set of 5 floors if the objectives cooperated, such as single lamp activation, specified enemy, enemy leader or a free floor. Unless you have some really heavy DD who know what they are doing or are just looking for some possible NMs, I personally wouldn't go in without a full party. Having fewer people will probably mean that you'll want to push as hard as possible, probably resulting in pushing for a last floor and getting ejected, losing all tokens. I don't know what SE was thinking when they made this 3-6 players, but the only way you can really clear with 3-4 is by having extremely good luck.--Coflsilk 10:18, 28 March 2007 (EDT)
Not really, we do 5 man runs fairly often up to about floor 55 (could probably do 60 boss, but not really worth the risk) with little effort usually. The only real issue you'd have with 3-4 is lamps and leaders, although with 3-4 good players leaders are no problem. However, if required to activate all lamps at the same time, you have about a 30 second window between hitting the first lamp, and having to hit the last lamp. When we get this objective we all run off in seperate random directions, then hit them when we've found 3-4 lamps. Many a time one person will hit one and run to a nearby room to hit another to complete it, or we'll hit 4, and someone else will find another one shortly after and hit it again to complete the mission. If you only have 3 people, it'll be tough, but manageable if you don't have a room full of gears or something. Earlier levels I think would be possible with 3 good players, although quite tough, but why risk it? Unlike other assaults, you don't get extra tokens for finishing a run with less people, and the big thing about nyzul isle is that you simply don't know what you're going to get on the next floor. We finished level 100 the other day with 10 minutes remaining and noticed the option to go up to the next floor. We figured we'd give it a shot, plenty of time. We had to kill monster family, got qiqirns and failed. On floor 1. Qiqirn aren't usually that bad but these guys were uber. Anything can happen in nyzul isle, get a good party of 6 people and don't take unnessecary risks. --Blazza 08:20, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
Perfect Party Setup?
In current times Nyzul Isle is soloable. The only thing that will stop you in your tracks is having to light the lamps all at the same time. I am currently 4/5 on a 99 BST/DNC.
So, I've gone through Nyzul Isle quite a few times and I've found things that usually work and... almost always don't. The jobs I've seen that NORMALLY(not saying they don't, but I've never had good experiences with them) are SMN PUP DNC. But anyway, the best party setup I've gone with is RDM COR(or BRD) MNK SAM WAR WAR, does anyone have a better setup that works really well for them?Kyofooyo 01:11, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Bergman or Bergmann?
So, of 4 lists of NMs in Nyzul, they all say the NM is called "Burned Bergmann." However, the one found in Gusgen is called "Burned Bergman." Does FFXIclopedia have it wrong, did SE accidentally call it Bergmann in Nyzul (much like "the Fafnir"), or do these 4 lists I found have it wrong? According to Somepage, he is Bergman in Gusgen, but they could have it wrong, too. --Joped 10:42, 22 April 2007 (EDT)
EDIT: Vana'diel Atlas calls him Bergmann in Gusgen. --Joped 10:44, 22 April 2007 (EDT)
EDIT2: Zam has an old shot of it being called "Bergmann" in Gusgen. --Joped 17:02, 22 April 2007 (EDT)
Necro-EDIT: Just fought this NM tonight on an "all" floor. It's most definitely "Burned Bergmann", logs to prove it. --Yekyaa 09:22, 17 March 2009 (UTC) ---
Is there one? I can't seem to find it on here. --Futan 11:54, 30 May 2007 (CDT)
30 min --Taruru 21:14, 30 May 2007 (CDT)
Would it be better to change the NM encountered section into more of a list, instead of a wall of texts? Would be easier to read --Taruru 12:06, 9 June 2007 (CDT)
Current Possible Errors / Theories as of June 2007 Patch
Not to say that I'm necessarily right about all of this, but having used every assault tag for this since the March update, I do find issues with some of the article--though it is a very large collection of information people have scraped together.
Was there a .dat or something that people dug up these lists from? Something doesn't seem entirely right. Though in my experience there is some pattern, there seem to be mob selections that don't set into one of these templates. It should also be noted that 2 Dahaks are possible, and that mob spawning stops once rampart is destroyed. Other matters regarding the ramparts--For some time I didn't think that the ramparts actually were related to mob spawning, but I will agree with this and the Verification flag should be removed. Fair evidence of this is that if objective 'specified enemy' or 'leader' is found on the first 1-2 floors of a run, it is almost always one of the first mobs encountered (probably a forced pop so objective is possible--this also might suggest that the server sets objective for all the floors upon entering and starts spawning mobs accordingly). Additionally, since the text regarding ramparts spawning mobs is there, it should be noted that it seems that each floor starts spawning mobs at the same time--the later of the floors in each run always seems to have the full load of things spawned. Lastly, from what I can tell, the ramparts have 2 'modes'--either they are sill running the floor and spawning things and they do not aggro, or they are merely wandering afterwards and are truesight/(sound?).
Possible NMs Spawning (the 'real world' NMs):
I must completely disagree with the theory of 18 NMs per set of 20 floors. This is simply wrong and should be removed. There are NMs I've witnessed both on lower floors than they are listed and on highers, and there are NMs encountered that aren't on the lists at all. It is true that only particular NMs seems to spawn on lower floors, but on higher floors it seems that the older NM lists can be recycled. Whoever put up these lists should be scolded... it makes no sense that some NMs are put on the list as repeated, but others that I have witnessed being repeated are not there (ex: I've seen Eastern Shadow many times on my static's runs from 76-80, though it is listed in 41-60). In any case, it may be possible that there are 18 new possible NM selections per set of 20 floors. Also, given the lists that are there, is seems some of the ones listed for 1-20 stop appearing on 41+. I think a fair assumption might be that there is a particular number of NMs that may spawn out of a lottery, depending on the floor (it could be 18... but where did this number come from?). There may have been some NM changes as of the June patch, but I'm too lazy to dig up the .dat file on the possible mob list--for Instance, an Eft NM not listed anywhere, and it was kind enough to drop us some Magic Slacks to sell last week. Oh, and it should be added that part of the June patch was that the appraisal rate for ??? items was changed (it was in the official patch release notes).
There shouldn't be inconsistency in that some NMs have particular TP moves listed and others do not. If a particular mob seems to use one more than others, it should be placed on the mob entry page (under 'Notes'), and not this page. Additionally, I have to disagree with the things used/not used that are listed by certain leaders. For example, Eriri Samariri does use Frog Song and can charm more than 1 PT member at a time.
HNM floors and Drops:
The set dropped DOES NOT depend on the HNM present. Any of them can drop any set. This needs to be removed. Example: My static had Khim twice on Monday night--it dropped Denali body the first time and Goliard body the 2nd. The text "can encounter a HNM (spawned from an archaic rampart found on that floor)" could be changed. For one, you WILL encounter an HNM... additionally the text regarding the rampart should be removed. It clutters an important section, it's very obvious by this point in the article that ramparts relate to mob spawns, and if you want to be technical there's no way of knowing if the rampart does it or not (since you can't get up 4 floors in 10 seconds to watch it pop). The amount of HP listed for the HNMs is incorrect. Having parsed them many times, I've noted particular HP numbers at 10000 and 15000hp (seems to be random--15000 seems more common on higher floors, though 10000 still happens). Cerb and Hydra do have heavy regen, which might have lead to this 18000 number being given. In any case, both these things need to be changed.
Should be added that there are between 2 and 5 NMs to kill--may be random, though I'd guess that the rampart tries to spawn all 5, and working quickly might prevent all from popping. The entry about Qiqrin NMs should be simplified into "all Qiqrin Treasure Hunters and Archeologists must be killed", instead of that very messy-looking writing out of all the possible combinations. Text: "This is one way to determine 'rampart-spawned'" mobs is very confusing, as well as the line below it. Possible simplification: "All mobs of the family present that check 'impossible to gauge' must be killed", since there are no 'real world' NMs of any of these types that are present in Nyzul. Also may want to add that 'real world' NMs on floors do not need to be killed.
Is the part about the Ramparts spawning the NM's on Selected enemies true? I've heard rumors but I've never gotten real confirmation.Kyofooyo 22:48, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Just as there are 3-5 lamps for puzzle type 'in order', there are 3-5 for 'same time'. The "(5?)" should be changed accordingly. Message "All lamps on the floor are activated..." means that not all lamps were activated within the necessary timeframe (re: you did it wrong), though the wait time to retry seems about right.
My static has done the ordered lamps multiple times, but hasn't been able to get past it. We've tried all the combinations. Any suggestions? I can't figure out why we can't beat it.Kyofooyo 20:38, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Text "be warned that these NMs are not as weak as they are outside of the Assault mission and should be treated with caution" should be changed, as some NMs are stronger (TTT, Lizzy, etc) whereas others are weaker (Serket, etc.). Just that they are of possibly different difficulty than their 'real world' versions would be more accurate.
Other Misc Issues (things that might not be added/removed/changed from the article but are worth thinking about):
It will probably take more time to figure this out, but has anyone noticed/felt any kind of increase in HNM droprates since the June patch? Particularly on the higher floors, things seem much better. Might just be random luck. Is there any sort of agreement as to whether TH[1, 2, 3 or 4] helps droprate off HNM at all? For my static, doesn't seem to make much, if any difference. Free floors seem to have disappeared, or at least very very much reduced since the follow-up 'bug fix' patch to the March update. Haven't run into one for over 2 months... anyone else have an opinion? In any case, I think it's fair to say they're incredibly rare even if they're still there (<1%). Some mobs seem to randomly die in 1 hit. Seen this numerous times in Ziz and Warmura particularly and is rather comical. This is probably also a bug and is about as rare/unusual as a free floor. --Somnambulist 01:58, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
I've only gotten a free level twice in all the time I've done this, which is about four months. So yes, free levels are very, very rare.Kyofooyo 22:48, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Anyonne know a decent setup for this because my static keeps argueing what job they should go as and wat sub blah blah can any1 shed some light on this? we got a very large varity of jobs ^^.
About the setup, in my experience with this, it's very important to have heavy DD and at least one BLM. I find having a RDM healer helps with the speed of healing, and a BRD to help ballad the RDM, BLM, and other mages. I also believe having a PLD tank takes away damage, but at the same time is a great asset in the event of a restriction on ninjutsu. I've also heard a rumor that a manaburn works very well on this Assault, but it's just a rumor I heard from someone. anyway, what I usually use is: RDM/WHM (healer), BRD (WHM or NIN, but have them pull), WAR/NIN PLD/WAR or NIN/WAR tank, 1-3 BLM, other DD for the rest to fill up the party. (SMN are not well suited for this Assault in my experience, and I have not tried a BST)Kyofooyo 22:48, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
More Difficult with Astral Candescence Missing?
Just did a few runs today with my static while the astral candescence was missing and the runs were ridiculously difficult. One floor included STR down, avoid killing archaic gears and a Dahak. Unfortunately there wasn't just a Dahak, there were in addition Mousse and Archaic ramparts and a few other NM's. Personally I thought it was impossible to get a floor with a Dahak and other mobs. Has anyone else experience a difficulty increase when doing runs without the Astral Candescence? We ended up going 1/3 completion with 2 rounds lost because of other excessive kill all enemies or Soulflayers as specified mobs. --TanithMH 23:25, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
I'm a member of the same static, the layout was:
Peryton x10 Mousse x2 Archaic Rampart x1 Valkurm Emperor Triple Gears x4 Dahak x1
I too was under the impression that Dahaks came either alone or with minimal enemies, we've had them before but they've always been alone. CalliTehRDM 16:19, 3 December 2007 (UTC) CalliTehRDM
Second time this has occurred for my group without the Astral Candescence in Aht Urhgan, seems that Dahak + Mobs only occurs when it is missing perhaps? --TanithMH 03:26, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
No, I just went this Sunday when teh AC was gone and my group seemed incredibly lucky. We easily covered five floors twice in a row, and came close on the third. However, the previous week when we did have the AC, we ran into a series of 2 floors which included avoid all gears, and a floor with 2 Dahak's. I don't believe that the AC has any effect on the difficulty on the Assault. If anything, the lack of the extra effect the Sanction gives you.Kyofooyo 22:37, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
- I'd put it down to bad luck, we did 5 runs the other week with no candy, only annoying thing was 1 less refresh, but I run around with about 12mp/tic in nyzul isle anyway. Otherwise it was business as usual --Blazza 08:27, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
How can you save the Rune disk?
I only know of saving the rune disk by exiting but inthe guide it says you can "save" it yourself. Or that how it sounds like: "You have to either save on floor 5 or exit assault (it will save automatically)" How exactly can you save without exiting? Nomido 20:02, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
For newcomers: Touch the lamp in the starting room (the one you select the level from) at least once and make sure your leader gives you time to do it. You get a Runic Disc key item first time you touch it. Unless you have it, you cannot save progress at all. I just found this out the hard way... Katriina 17:22, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
Nyzul Weapons on mobs other than Bosses
My group just got a Swordbreaker drop from the Hellion NM on floor 16. Objective for the floor was Kill All.
We had three drop from three different NMs (Gargantua being one) in a single run - Death Sickle, Main Gauche and Killer Bow. Was "Kill all". -- Aequis 22:07, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
I had done 2 runs yesterday, floor 1-5. I had PLD sword drop from the NM mandy Tom Tit Tat from the 2nd floor. And also DRG weapon dropped from NM tree Emergent Elm from the 3rd floor. -- Ninesunz 11:22, 16 September 2008 (EST)
Nyzul Weapons drop rate
It's not clear what the drop rate table for Nyzul Isle weapons is supposed to represent. Is it the relative drop rate between weapons? (i.e. when a weapon drops, 5% of the time it's WAR, 8% it's THF, etc... though i guess they all have the same drop rate even if my static seems to get dozens of WAR weapons) Or is it the general drop rate when you kill a NM? (including NM kills that didn't drop anything in the calculation) Are HNM bosses included in calculations? Even floor 100 weapon which isn't random (disc holder's job?).
This table doesn't make sense to me, and I have no idea how I'm supposed to update it.
Today my static got : WAR BST MNK COR RNG WHM weapons from NM's and 2 bosses, and a floor 100 boss also dropped BLM (from the person who chose floor), in case anyone figures out how to update the table with those informations. I have no idea how many NM's we killed, however. Soily 22:31, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
- That was the idea, or at least, impression I had was that it was the proportions of each weapons dropping (the regular NM pages have a drop rate listing for when a weapon drops). I'll go clarify the article. --Melios 23:53, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
- Thanks, it's much clearer now :) Soily 21:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
I think it's safe to say that the droprate for the weapons from bosses is 5% for each job. --Seedling 15:14, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Indeed, I don't think there's any reason to suspect a drop-rate bias towards any of the weapons. What would be more useful would be the drop rate of any weapon.--Anthoron T/ C 08:59, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Hydra + Atonement
Has anyone else had the experience of always doing 0 damage on Hydra with Atonement? With magic shield on, I received the message "Has no effect." Any other time I have used Atonement, I have done 0 damage, typically with a 0 dmg Light SC following. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, or if this mob always takes 0 dmg from Atonement. Eirenne 03:21, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
Treasure Hunter and 20, 40, 60, 80, 100 Floor Bosses (Armor Drops)
I was always under the impression that Treasure Hunter has an affect on the armor drop rate from bosses. However, last night we had a run with a player who said it did not affect the armor drop rate. I would think that since it's a monster kill, and not a treasure coffer pop, that TH should be in affect.
Opinions ? Does anyone know ?
thanks - shua Shua1037 19:45, May 27, 2010 (UTC)
Here is a strategy that I recently been doing and in 2 months I have completed my Askar full set and Goliard body among, other drops for other people, which reflect about 4/5 goliard bodies and other Askar Pieces. I Do runs as THF75/NIN37, (TH3 only, still waiting to win TH4 lots) the strategy i use is, when fighting bosses, towards the end i save on TP and stand behind monster, when he is almost dead I accomplice whoever has hate, SA+Dancing Edge, this has worked every 4/5 times I always get drops, getting annoyed now is that only askar seems to be dropping lol since I want Denali Now. (Pedroc/Asura)