1000 Needles

Shoots multiple needles at enemies within range.


Spell cost: 350 MP
Monster Type: Plantoid
Spell Type: Magical (Light)
Blue Magic Points: 5
Stat Bonus: VIT+3, AGI+3


Casting Time: 12 seconds
Recast Time: 120 seconds

Sabotender Notes

  • Deals 1000 points of physical damage divided by the number of targets within area of effect.
    • Radius is centered around the user.
  • Physical damage reduction traits can reduce this damage.

Monipulator Notes

  • Usable by Sabotender (MON) and Sabotender Florido (MON).
  • Frequently resisted by targets higher-leveled than the user.
    • Resists against a single target deal 500, 250, and even 125 damage on some NMs.
  • Deals additional damage to targets weak against Piercing Icon damage, such as birds and Bat Trios.
    • For example, using 1000 Needles on two groups of Dark Bats on Qufim Island or two Zus on Buburimu Peninsula deals 625 damage to each target due to the Piercing weakness.
    • If used against a single target weak against Piercing Icon damage, this attacks deals 1250 damage.
  • Targets resistant to Piercing Icon damage, such as Skeletons and Ghosts take reduced damage.

Blue Magic Notes

  • Cannot be partially resisted; either lands fully unresisted or "fails to take effect."
  • Damage is divided equally among all targets in Area of Effect. For example, if 4 targets are within range, each target takes 250 damage, assuming no resists.
  • Damage and accuracy are enhanced directly by the Merit job ability Convergence, giving 5 Magic Accuracy and 5% additional damage per merit.
  • A positive or negative Monster Correlation only affects accuracy. It does not affect damage.
  • Ballista reduces this spell's base damage to 750. All of the above still applies.

Combines With...

You can use 1000 Needles as part of a combo to create Beast Killer.

Can be paired with any of the following spells to create Beast Killer combo.

Skillchain/Magic Burst Info

Bursts on Light; affects accuracy only.

How to Obtain

Acquired From

Mob Family: Sabotender
Minimum Blue Mage Level To Acquire: 56
Name Level Zone
Sabotender 42-46 Eastern Altepa Desert
Cactuar 48-53 Western Altepa Desert
Sabotender Bailaor 52-59 Quicksand Caves
Spelunking Sabotender 62-68 Quicksand Caves
Sabotender Sediendo 64-67 Kuftal Tunnel


FFXI Blue Mage 1000 Needles

FFXI Blue Mage 1000 Needles