Uses the ninja tool, "Shihei". Creates shadow images that each absorb a single attack directed at you.


Spell cost: Shihei
Spell element: Wind
Magic skill: Ninjutsu


Casting Time: 4 seconds
Recast Time: 30 seconds
Spell Duration: 15 minutes, or when all images are used up.

Other Uses

Resale Price: ???~??? gil

How to Obtain

Auction House Category: Scrolls > Ninjutsu ( )


Price: 13395 gil
Name Location Type
Amalasanda Lower Jeuno Neptune's Spire (J-8) Tenshodo Merchant

Quest: The Sahagin's Stash

Macro Syntax

  • /ma "Utsusemi: Ichi" <me>
  • /nin "Utsusemi: Ichi" <me>


  • You receive (3) shadow images when Ninja is either your Main Job or Support Job.
  • With each shadow that is taken, a small amount of player enmity is lost.
  • Recast Utsusemi during fight when second shadow disappears for continued coverage.
  • Casting Utsusemi: Ichi while Ichi shadows remain overwrites with three new shadow images. However, casting Utsusemi: Ichi will not overwrite shadows remaining from Utsusemi: Ni or Utsusemi: SanExclamation. Casting Utsusemi: Ichi while shadows remain from Utsusemi: Ni or or Utsusemi: SanExclamation will cause Utsusemi: Ichi to have no effect.
  • If you are currently under the effect of Slow, recast time is 45 seconds instead of the normal 30 seconds.
  • As of the June 21, 2010 update, the Utsusemi icon will have the number of shadows remaining in the lower-right corner.


  • Utsusemi means "Cicada", an insect that sheds a brittle, lifelike shell. It's a rather artistic meaning when one considers the spells' use.
  • The tool for this spell, "Shihei", means paper soldier. This alludes, presumably, to a paper decoy.
  • "Utsusemi" can also be translated roughly into being able to transfer something. In this case, the something is damage. "Shihei" or "toy soldiers" is the item used to transfer the damage.
  • "Utsusemi" can also be translated to "Projection." Which makes sense to the Ninjutsu since you "project" three to four images of yourself to protect yourself.

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