Absorbs an certain amount of damage from physical and magical attacks.


Spell cost: 19 MP
Monster Type: Aquans
Spell Type: Magical (Earth)
Blue Magic Points: 1
Stat Bonus: None


Casting Time: 7 seconds
Recast Time: 60 seconds
Duration: 5 minutes

Combines With...

You can use Metallic Body as part of a combo to create Max MP Boost.

Can be paired with any of the following spells to create Max MP Boost combo.


  • Self-target only. Can be used with Diffusion.
  • Damage reduced appears to be: [Blue Magic Skill/3] + [Current level/3]. Exclamation
    • This calculation seems to be incorrect. At lower levels at least, it seems to absorb closer to double what the current calculation would say. Level 10 with capped skill Dmg Absorb = [(33 * 0.33) + (10 * 0.33)] = 14. When normal damage taken per hit is about 5, this absorbs about 6 or 7 hits. (approximately 30 damage).
  • Hard cap at 150 damage protection+ Or more i tested and thats the highest i could get with my Skill(367).
  • Overwritten by, and does not overwrite: Stoneskin, Earthen Ward.

Skillchain/Magic Burst Info


How to Obtain

Acquired From

Mob Family: Crabs
Minimum Blue Mage Level To Acquire: 1
Name Level Zone
River Crab 3-8 East Sarutabaruta
West Sarutabaruta
West Ronfaure
North Gustaberg
Zeruhn Mines
Land Crab 5-6 South Gustaberg
Thickshell 12-14 La Theine Plateau
Snipper 18-22 Valkurm Dunes


FFXI Blue Mage spell Metallic Body

FFXI Blue Mage spell Metallic Body

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