Job: Dragoon/Blue Mage/Black Mage
Family: Fomor
Crystal: Dark
Weak Against: Earth
Strong Against: Dark, Light, Ice, Fire, Water, Lightning, Wind

Notorious Monster
Title Obtained: Buarainech Exorcist

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Garlaige Citadel (S) Unknown
  • Unknown
1 A, M, T(H), HP
??? 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 behind second banishing gate in Garlaige Citadel (S) at (H-7). Approx. 4 hours after last death/despawn.
  • Uses Draw In when an alliance member with the attention of Buarainech is too far away from him. This will draw everyone in the Alliance to the said point near Buarainech spawn room.
  • Appears to have the effect of En-doom when it uses Spirit Surge.
  • Casts thunder based Blue Magic, tier III -ga spells, and ancient magics, his Stun acts as an AoE spell.
  • Wields a polearm, and uses all regular polearm Weapon Skills including Impulse Drive
  • Retaliates against magic with instant cast Thunder IV.
  • "Levels Up" several times during fight.
    • Casting buffs on self/others or any spell which cause a status effect on him triggers a level up. Elemental Magic however, seems to be safe to cast.
  • Has high Regen effect, hits very hard and has massive defense. Also, seems to heavily resist all elements except earth which he is only partially weak to.
  • The nature of enmity on this mob is unique. Any actions, regardless of what it is will draw the attention of each of the new Fomor NMs. {IE. Paladin: Sentinel+Flash (hate on PLD). Corsair Quick Draw 66 damage (hate on Corsair.) However, there is a common tactic to keeping hate on the PLD. That being cure spam on the NM. Always casting cure/cure II, banish II, etc. will keep the NMs attention on better than normal means.
  • Automatically despawns after a wipe, however if you aggro and take no action against him, he will not despawn.
  • Has En-doom on melee hits.

Historical Background[edit]

In Irish mythology, Buarainech was the father of Balor, the King of the Fomor.

This article uses material from the "Buarainech" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.