Utsusemi: Ichi


Uses the ninja tool, "Shihei". Creates shadow images that each absorb a single attack directed at you.


Spell cost: Shihei
Spell element: Wind
Magic skill: Ninjutsu


Casting Time: 4 seconds
Recast Time: 30 seconds
Spell Duration: 15 minutes, or when all images are used up.

Other Uses[edit]

Resale Price: ???~??? gil

How to Obtain[edit]

Auction House Category: Scrolls > Ninjutsu ( )

Quest: The Sahagin's Stash

Macro Syntax[edit]

  • /ma "Utsusemi: Ichi" <me>
  • /nin "Utsusemi: Ichi" <me>


  • You receive (3) shadow images when Ninja is either your Main Job or Support Job.
  • With each shadow that is taken, a small amount of player enmity is lost.
  • Recast Utsusemi during fight when second shadow disappears for continued coverage.
  • Casting Utsusemi: Ichi while Ichi shadows remain overwrites with three new shadow images. However, casting Utsusemi: Ichi will not overwrite shadows remaining from Utsusemi: Ni or Utsusemi: SanVerification Needed. Casting Utsusemi: Ichi while shadows remain from Utsusemi: Ni or or Utsusemi: SanVerification Needed will cause Utsusemi: Ichi to have no effect.
  • If you are currently under the effect of Slow, recast time is 45 seconds instead of the normal 30 seconds.
  • As of the June 21, 2010 update, the Utsusemi icon will have the number of shadows remaining in the lower-right corner.


  • Utsusemi means "Cicada", an insect that sheds a brittle, lifelike shell. It's a rather artistic meaning when one considers the spells' use.
  • The tool for this spell, "Shihei", means paper soldier. This alludes, presumably, to a paper decoy.
  • "Utsusemi" can also be translated roughly into being able to transfer something. In this case, the something is damage. "Shihei" or "toy soldiers" is the item used to transfer the damage.
  • "Utsusemi" can also be translated to "Projection." Which makes sense to the Ninjutsu since you "project" three to four images of yourself to protect yourself.

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