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Rocs are some of the largest and deadliest birds on Vana'diel. With high evasion and multi-hit attacks, rocs can evade what you throw at them and then counter with a relentless blow of attacks. Even the most prepared and experienced forces should be wary.

Rocs can drop feathers and plumes when defeated. The feathers are used in a few recipes, most notably the highly-prized Icarus Wing. The plume is sought after by high level crafters in clothcraft, leathercraft, and woodworking. The plumes can also fetch a decent price with certain merchants.

The meat of the Diatryma roc, found in Eastern Altepa Desert and on Misareaux Coast, can also be scavenged from the defeated bird. The meat is distasteful to most, but it can be used in a soup edible to Za'Dha Adamantking and the notorious bugard Kurrea.

Family Information
Type: Birds
Subfamilies: Legendary Roc, Gagana
Common Behavior: A, L, S
Weak against: Ice Ice Piercing Weapons: Dagger, Polearm, Archery, Marksmanship, Shuriken, Sharpshot Frame+25%
Strong against: Wind Wind-50% Slashing Weapons: Axe, Great Axe, Great Sword, Sword, Scythe, Katana, Great Katana, Valoredge Frame-25% Blunt Weapons: Hand-to-Hand, Club, Staff, Harlequin Frame, Stormwaker Frame-25%
Common Job(s): Bard, White Mage
Uncommon Job(s): Thief, Warrior
Traits: Movement Speed +?%, Evasion Bonus
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Able to be captured
Aspir: Susceptible to Aspir
Promathia Areas
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

Special Attacks[edit]

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Aht Urhgan Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea Pankration
Feather Barrier: Evasion Boost. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Gliding Spike: 1-hit damage + knockback + Stun. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Scratch: 1-hit damage + blindness. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown Unknown Unknown
Stormwind: 15' AoE wind based attack. Removes Blink and Utsusemi shadows. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Triple Attack: 3-hit damage. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Dread Dive: 1-hit damage + knockback. Used in place of Gliding Spike only by certain NM's. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif Unknown XEks.gif
Blind Vortex: 1-hit damage + blindness. Used in place of Scratch only by certain NM's. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif
Giga Scream: 3-hit damage. Used in place of Triple Attack only by certain NM's. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif
Dread Wind: 15' AoE wind based attack. Inflicts Terror. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. XEks.gif XEks.gif XEks.gif XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Bennu Forced Spawn by trading Key Item Resplendent Roc Quill to ??? @ (I-8). Information Needed Abyssea - Altepa Card of Ardor
Coin of Ardor
Snow Sachet
Kreutzet Timed Spawn around (I-8) every 9-12 hours only during Wind weather 79 Cape Teriggan Sirocco Kukri
Okyupete Lottery Spawn from the Diatryma at (G-5) 60 Misareaux Coast Shepherd's Chain
Ouzelum Spawns near the Gastornis around (I-8) to (J-9) every 15 minutes. Information Needed Abyssea - Altepa Kogara
Goetia Earring
Picolaton Lottery Spawn from the Phorusrhacos at (D-10) 60 Western Altepa Desert Thrakon Breastplate
Quetzalli Spawns in the mountains around (H-11), wanders the canyons Information Needed Abyssea - Tahrongi Ziel Charm
Metallon Mantle
Roc Timed Spawn around (I-10) from the back exit of Garlaige Citadel approximately every 21-24 hours 55 Sauromugue Champaign Crimson Blade
Damascus Ingot
Dryad Staff
Simurgh Timed Spawn around the pond at (E-11) outside the exit from Crawlers' Nest approximately every 21-24 hours 58 Rolanberry Fields Arcana Breaker
Damascus Ingot
Trotter Boots
Suzaku Forced Spawn by trading a Gem of the South and a Summerstone to the ??? at (E-9) 88-90 Ru'Aun Gardens Antarctic Wind
Aquarian Abjuration: Legs
Damascene Cloth
Dryadic Abjuration: Hands
Earthen Abjuration: Head
Neptunal Abjuration: Feet
Seal of Suzaku
Shining Cloth
Siren's Hair
Suzaku's Scythe
Suzaku's Sune-Ate
Venomous Claw

Quest NMs: Ubume

Mission NMs: Suparna, Suparna Fledgling

Battlefield NMs: Titanis Dax (BCNM), Titanis Jax (BCNM), Titanis Max (BCNM), Titanis Xax (BCNM)

Limbus NMs: Bialozar, Thiazi

Reive NMs: Embattled Roc, Stonefaced Roc

Other NMs: Zhu Que (Assists Qilin)

Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Level Zone
Diatryma 47-50 Eastern Altepa Desert
47-51 Misareaux Coast
Lesser Roc 50-54 Riverne - Site B01
Phorusrhacos 57-60 Western Altepa Desert
Peryton 69-72 Valley of Sorrows
Unknown Nyzul Isle (Layout 8)

Nightmare Roc Unknown Dynamis - Qufim
Abraxas 85 Lufaise Meadows
Gastornis Unknown Abyssea - Altepa
Stryx 113+ Marjami Ravine
This article uses material from the "Category:Rocs" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.