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Job: Warrior
Family: Pugil
Crystal: Water
Weak to: Lightning, Ice

Notorious Monster








Misareaux Coast



~9,000 HP

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
Misareaux-coast NM.png


  • Lured by trading a Slice of Carp to the five ??? that appear along the Rafelous River in H-5, the sixth being in I-6 rather far from the rest, during the night (22:00-4:00).
  • After 4:00, if a ??? that had carp traded to it is examined, there is a chance of Ziphius spawning.
  • Probability of him spawning from any given ???: (17.6%)
  • The ??? disappear at 7:00.
  • Has Additional Effect: Water Damage.
  • Soloable by level 75 for most jobs.

(see testimonials)

Historical Background[edit]

In Medieval folklore, the Ziphius was a creature which was a combination of an owl and a fish. It had an owl's head, a giant mouth, and a very ugly body. It had a fin on its back shaped like a sword. They bore holes into ships, causing them to sink. It was said to reside in the North Sea. Ziphius is the name of a Genus of beaked whales too. Ziphius is a Latin word meaning "sword-like".

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