Job: Black Mage
Family: Animated Weapons

Notorious Monster

Animated Staff

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns


Dynamis - Xarcabard 1 A, T(H)
??? 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


  • The Animated Staff IS NOT IMMUNE to Stun. It is very resistant to the spell Stun, and still resistant, but not as much to Weapon Skill Stun effects.
  • When it is trying to warp itself out, IF those who can use a stun effect WS, such as Tachi: Hobaku or Shoulder Tackle uses those, it is possible that one of the attempts will cause the Animated Staff to be temporarily stunned, thus interrupting its spell casting.
  • Before engaging, it is a common practice for all melee to not use their TP until they have 300%. This way, a large amount of damage can be done to the Animated Staff at the start of the battle. This will allow for those who can use a stun WS to have one ready again when the Animated Staff is getting bored.
  • If the Animated Staff manages to warp away, you will have to attempt the fight again.
    • From its dialogue, it appears to like magic damage more than melee damage. This may help you kill it before it attempts to Warp.
  • The Animated Staff uses the weapon skill Gate of Tartarus.
  • It can cast Sleepga and Breakga, as well as other earth elemental spells
  • Immune to Sleep and Lullaby.


Upon engaging

  • Animated Staff : I am called the Celestial Staff.
        I will glimpse into your mind's eye...

During the fight

  • Animated Staff : Your inexperience betrays you...
    The Animated Staff appears to be slightly irritated.
  • Animated Staff : Make use of your intelligence!
    The Animated Staff appears to be angry.
  • Animated Staff : I will give you a little more of my time...
    The Animated Staff appears to be losing interest.
  • Animated Staff : I had thought your intellect more engaging...
    The Animated Staff appears to be losing patience.
  • Animated Staff : You have disappointed me...
    The Animated Staff appears to be growing extremely impatient.
  • Animated Staff : Such a shame. But I have no time to humor the likes of you...
    The Animated Staff appears to have completely lost interest.
    The Animated Staff starts casting Warp.

Upon defeat

  • Animated Staff : You have impressed me.
        Let us meet again...