Utsusemi: San

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: 0.5 seconds
Recast Time: 60 seconds
Spell Duration: 15 minutes or when all images are used up.

How to Obtain[edit]


  • Shadow Count
  • Casting
    • Casting Utsusemi: San will overwrite any remaining Utsusemi shadows with a new set of shadows.
    • Casting Utsusemi: Ichi and Utsusemi: Ni will not overwrite shadows remaining from Utsusemi: SanVerification Needed.
  • Ninjas lose a slight bit of hate with each shadow absorbedVerification Needed.


  • 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:_San" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.