Job: Warrior
Family: Amphipteres
Crystal: None
Notorious Monster

Amphiptere on the ground

Amphiptere in the air

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Beaucedine Glacier (S) Unknown
  • ???~??? gil
3 A, L, T(S)
??? HP
??? MP
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; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants


  • Appears high above the ground level, and cannot be targeted or viewed on Widescan until they attack a player character and descend, similar to Ul'yovra and Om'yovra.
  • There is often a telltale vortex on the ground directly beneath them.
  • Moves through the air very quickly, at nearly double the speed of players, making it hard to avoid aggro.
  • On the ground, it moves at normal movement speed and can easily be outrun by anyone with movement plus. It does not use Draw-in.
  • Spotted flying around G-8, I-8, I-9, and J-8. May have a larger unknown spawn area.
  • Does not always face person with most enmity, rather choosing to be able to target several members at a time.
  • Does not drop gil.
  • Uses Storm Wing, Tail Lash, Reaving Wind, and Bloody Beak.
  • Easy fight for 99 BST.
  • Can be killed solo by a 99 BLU, /RDM recommended for Phalanx and Protect. -Ziharku


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Historical Background

Amphiptere, Amphithere, or Amphitere is a term used to describe a type of legless winged serpent found in European heraldry. In the Dragonology series of fiction books, amphitheres are an American type of dragon, having only its wings as limbs, apart from four vestigial legs, which are very small and so unserviceable. There are three species of amphiptere (Draco Americanus tex, Draco Americanus mex, Draco Americanus incognito) living in the Americas. They are based on the feathered serpents of mythology rather than heraldic amphipteres (except for the "Draco Americanus tex", or in other words Am. amphiptere, which has moth-like wings and was once thought to be a giant moth).