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Job: Warrior
Family: Dragons
Weak to:

Notorious Monster

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Dynamis - Buburimu
  • Does not drop gil.
1 A, T(H)
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

Notes:

  • Roams west of the starting point along the coasts.
  • Exclusively uses Thornsong, which applies a damage spikes effect.
  • Defeating Koschei will disable the Apocalyptic Beast's Thornsong.
  • If it is still alive when the Apocalyptic Beast is slain, it will despawn.

Historical Background

In Russian folklore, the Koschei was an evil being that was described as looking old. It was noted for its difficulty to kill. Its soul was hidden outside of its body, in a needle, in an egg, inside of a duck, which is inside a hare, which is stored in an iron chest underneath a green oak tree located on the island of Buyan. If the chest were to be opened, the hare will dart away. If the hare is killed, the duck will emerge and try to fly off. If people kill the duck, they will manage to get the egg. Anyone with that egg holds power over the Koschei and has the ability to weaken the Koschei and make it lose its magic power. Breaking the needle will kill the Koschei. It primarily went after young women. It is suspected that Square-Enix selected Thornsong as this NM's move due to the needle being where its soul was hidden.

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