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.