Job: Dark Knight
Family: Fomor
Crystal: Dark
Weak to: Light

Notorious Monster

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Eba

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Level

Drops

Steal

Spawns

Notes

Phomiuna Aqueducts

1

A, L, HP

A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime

Notes:

  • Spawns around D-12 to E-11 on the second map, possibly every 12-24 hours.
  • Killable by: 5 characters are capable of killing it, however even alliances can easily wipe.
  • Ninjas and White Mages recommended, however Bards are extremely helpful when fighting in smaller groups, as it can be a long fight.
  • Special Attacks: Melee hits of 150-200, high damage from the Fomor special attacks (400+ AOE)
  • Due to AoE, it is recommended Mages stay away from Eba, and keep Stoneskin up if they have it.
  • Be sure to pull it well away from the open areas, to prevent Fomor from blood aggroing you after her WS.
  • If you wipe, be sure to have a Black Mage or Dark Knight to tractor away from blood aggro, and make sure a Red Mage or White Mage is along for Raise.
  • Reraise highly recommended.
  • One proven tactic is to have one NIN and one BLU fight Eba in melee range, while a second NIN and everyone else stays at a distance. The second NIN can spam the elemental wheel to build up hate for if the main tanking NIN dies from AOE, and the BLU can spam Head Butt (recast 5sec) to keep Eba stunned much of the time. Other jobs can heal or DD at a distance, staying well out of Eba's AOE range. This strategy was tested successfully in a party of 6, with NIN NIN BLU WHM RDM SMN.
  • Duoable by two beastmasters with Familiared Oil Spills, pet swaps may be required.


Historical Background

Meaning: unknown


The only references to Eba that can be found are: a staple food in Nigeria made from cassava, a festival in western Africa, Mag Eba, a plain mentioned in Irish mythology or the strand of Eba, a beach mentioned in Irish mythology. The word “eba” comes up a lot in many west African languages though.


[If anyone has any information on the origins of Eba, please feel free to post the information here]

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