Job: Dark Knight
Family: Doomed
Crystal: Dark
Weak to: Fire, Light

Notorious Monster









Phanauet Channel



A, H, HP
~4,000 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


  • Spawns approximately every 12-15 hours at 20:00-4:00 on the:
  • Barge from Central Landing to South Landing via Newtpool
  • Barge from South Landing to Central Landing via Emfea Waterway
    • The ship bound for the South Landing via Newtpool arrives at the Central Landing every Vana'Diel day at 19:20 and arrives at its destination at the South Landing at 23:40 every Vana'Diel day. Another ship bound for the Central Landing via Emfea Waterway will arrive very shortly after the ship from the Central Landing departs. Vodyanoi has a chance of spawning on either of these rides but is NOT a 100% chance.
  • These are the only rides between 20:00-4:00 through Phanauet Channel
  • Soloable at level 60
  • Aggros level 75 characters.
  • Special Attacks: Blood Weapon
  • It is not fished up and spawns only on the front side of the barge (Either near the Tonberry or on the opposite corner).
  • It can spawn and get carried onto the next barge if not killed (even if claimed) but will despawn at 04:00. If he despawns, it is the same as if he died, so he'll pop on the next 12-15 hours (tested).
  • Can be seen in the water occasionally

Historical Background

In Slavic folklore, the Vodyanoi (also spelled Vodonoi, Wódjanoj, Vodyanoy) were male water spirits who could change form and were said to live in whirlpools or underwater palaces made from materials salvaged from sunken ships. The most common form they took was an old man with a green beard and covered in muck. Many drownings were attributed to Vodyanoi. The bodies would not be retrieved out of fear it would anger the Vodyanoi by taking his "spoils" from him. Locals appeased Vodyanoi by giving them the first fish caught or pouring butter in the water. Their name means "watery". Vodyanoy is also the name of a crater on the Neptunian moon Triton.


FFXI NM Saga 120 Vodyanoi vs BST solo Full Battle

FFXI NM Saga 120 Vodyanoi vs BST solo Full Battle

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