Cockatrice (Model)
Cockatrices, and the subspecies Ziz are large, lumbering, flightless birds. Ziz, found in the Near East, are much more brightly colored than their Middle-Lands counterparts. They have even been tamed by the Mamool Ja to be used as pack and mount birds, in addition to being deployed as free-roaming guards throughout Mamook, and being used by the Mamool Ja in assaults on Al Zahbi.

They are naturally aggressive animals that attack on sight with their powerful beaks and petrifying gaze. Their large size and nasty temperament can make them a rather imposing presence to many explorers of Vana'diel.

Upon defeating these birds, adventurers may be rewarded with their meat, which is a highly desired commodity for cooks across Vana'diel. The skin is also valued, as it is used in a number of moderately high-level synthesis recipes.

Family Information
Type: Bird
Subfamilies: Ziz
Common Behavior: A, S
Weak against: Trans Ice Trans Wind
Charmable: Eks
Pankration: Check
Aspir: Eks
Drain: Check

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Aht Urhgan Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Pankration Abyssea
Baleful Gaze - Single target Petrification Gaze Attack. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Hammer Beak - Single target, Critical damage. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Poison Pick - Single target damage and Poison. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Sound Blast - AoE Intelligence Down. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark CheckCheck
Sound Vacuum - Cone Attack Silence. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Contagion Transfer - AoE status transfers from the mob to all players within range. Used only by certain Notorious Monsters. CheckCheck XEks XEks XEks XEks CheckCheck
(MON)-Toxic Pick - Single Target - Deals physical damage. Additional effect: Poison, Plague, Weighs target down. CheckCheck XEks CheckCheck XEks XEks XEks
Note:Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Alectryon Forced Spawn by trading a Cockatrice Tailmeat and Quivering Eft Egg to ??? at (H-8) Qmark Abyssea - Tahrongi Hoard Ring
KeyItemFat-lined Cockatrice Skin
Chonchon Timed Spawn every 60 minutes to 90 minutes at (F-9) 39-40 Meriphataud Mountains Headlong Belt
Coquecigrue Lottery Spawn from the Tabar Beak at (I-6) 74-75 Sauromugue Champaign (S) Coquecigrue Skin
Deadly Dodo Lottery Spawn from the Tabar Beaks around (I-6) to (K-6) every 2 hours 39-40 Sauromugue Champaign Dodo Skin
Killer Jonny Lottery Spawn from the Sand Cockatrice on the hill around (H-7) Exclamation 85+ Cape Teriggan Fendoir
Pelican Lottery Spawn from the Greater Cockatrice around (G-9) every 12 hours 80-81 Kuftal Tunnel Astral Aspis
Skewer Sam Timed Spawn every 21-24 hours. 54 Garlaige Citadel Wind Spear
Waraxe Beak Timed Spawn every 21-24 hours 55-56 Meriphataud Mountains Monsoon Tekko
Wherwetrice Forced Spawn by trading a Mangled Cockatrice Skin to ??? at NE corner of (I-8) Qmark Abyssea - Attohwa Divinus Grip
Goetia Seal: Head
Estoqueur's Seal: Head
Savant's Seal: Head
Orison Seal: Head
KeyItemJade Abyssite of Expertise
Zizzy Zillah Lottery Spawn from the Ziz around (I-9) ~79 Mamook Fencing Bracers

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Giant Moa (BCNM)

Other NMs: Attack Ziz (Besieged), Nightmare Cockatrice (Dynamis), Unlucky Beak (Special Event), Zebra Zachary (Salvage), Ziz (Salvage)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Axe Beak 25-28 Meriphataud Mountains
66-69 Meriphataud Mountains (S)
Tabar Beak 34-37 Sauromugue Champaign
52-54 Sauromugue Champaign (S)
Cockatrice 50-53 Labyrinth of Onzozo
Sand Cockatrice 71-74 Cape Teriggan
Ziz 76-78 Mamook
Qmark Nyzul Isle
Greater Cockatrice 78-80 Kuftal Tunnel
Molted Ziz Qmark Mamool Ja Training Grounds - Blitzkrieg
Cluckatrice Qmark Abyssea - Tahrongi
Amuckatrice Qmark Abyssea - Attohwa
Dune Cockatrice Qmark Abyssea - Altepa

Historical Background

A creature from classic folklore which was described as a giant rooster with some lizard or dragon-like characteristics. It was reported to be hatched from a hen's egg laid in the nest of a serpent or in some accounts a toad. The Cockatrice could turn people to stone by looking at them, or in some accounts breathing on them. It is considered similar to, yet different from the Basilisk (see Basilic), which is hatched from a serpent's egg in a hen's nest.

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