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Amphiptere


Job: Warrior
Family: Amphipteres
Crystal: None
 
Notorious Monster
Amphiptere on the ground
Amphiptere in the air
Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Beaucedine Glacier (S) Information Needed
  • ???~??? gil
3 A, L, T(S)
??? HP
??? MP
A = Aggressive; 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

[edit] Notes

  • Appears high above the ground level, and cannot be targeted or viewed on Widescan until they attack a player character and descend, similar to Ul'yovra and Om'yovra.
  • There is often a telltale vortex on the ground directly beneath them.
  • Moves through the air very quickly, at nearly double the speed of players, making it very hard to avoid aggro. When aggroed and descends, however, it moves at normal movement speed and can easily be outrun by anyone with movement plus. It does not use Draw-in.
  • Spotted flying around G-8, I-8, I-9, and J-8. May have a larger unknown spawn area.
  • Does not always face person with most enmity, rather choosing to be able to target several members at a time.
  • Does not drop gil.

[edit] Video

See the Video page.

[edit] Historical Background

Amphiptere, Amphithere, or Amphitere is a term used to describe a type of legless winged serpent found in European heraldry. In the Dragonology series of fiction books, amphitheres are an American type of dragon, having only its wings as limbs, apart from four vestigial legs, which are very small and so unserviceable. There are three species of amphiptere (Draco Americanus tex, Draco Americanus mex, Draco Americanus incognito) living in the Americas. They are based on the feathered serpents of mythology rather than heraldic amphipteres (except for the "Draco Americanus tex", or in other words Am. amphiptere, which has moth-like wings and was once thought to be a giant moth).

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