Vana'diel Bestiary: Genbu  

Found in:Ru'Aun Gardens
Spawned using:Winterstone, Gem of the North
Secondary Job:Black Mage
Level:85 - 90
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
Updated: Sun Nov 9 07:43:44 2008

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Genbu in Ru'Aun Gardens

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  • When spawned, Genbu's melee attacks will have an additional Water Damage effect to them. This effect cannot be dispelled by magic, but can be removed by hitting Genbu with the Antarctic Wind ranged weapon.

Genbu Special Attacks

  • Waterga III: AoE Water based magic damage. (Circle of effect originates from spell target)

  • Water IV: Strong single target Water based magic damage.

  • Flood: Strong single target Water based magic damage.

  • Drown: Single target Water based DoT that reduces target's Strength.

  • Poisonga III: AoE Poison magic. (Circle of effect originates from spell target)

  • Head Butt: Single target physical damage with Accuracy Down additional effect.

  • Harden Shell: Self target Defense boost (effect can be dispelled)

  • Turtle Stomp: Single target physical damage with Defense Down additional effect.

  • Tortoise Song: AoE Dispel effect.

  • Aqua Breath: Frontal Cone AoE water based damage. Effect is strongest directly in front of Genbu.

  • Invincible: All physical damage and ranged attack damage inflicted on Genbu will be reduced to 0. Denoted by the mob 2hr animation.

Genbu in Shrine of Ru'Avitau

  • Significantly lower HP than the Genbu spawned in Ru'Aun Gardens.

  • Shares the entire ability set with the Genbu spawned in Ru'Aun Gardens.

  • Does not drop anything.

Historical Information

Xuan Wu (Genbu in Japanese) is one of the four symbols of the Chinese Constellations, representing the "Black Tortoise of the North" and of the season of Winter. The other three symbols being the "Azure Dragon of the East", the "White Tiger of the West", and the "Vermillion Bird of the South"

Each symbol corresponded to an element in the Five Element system, with Xuan Wu corresponding to the element of water.

  • In the Five Element system in China, there is a 5th legendary beast known as Huang Long, the Yellow Dragon of the Center. While there is no direct equivalent in Japanese, Huang Long is believed to be linked to the dragon Ouryu

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poor genbu
# Nov 28 2009 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Is he still the butt of everyones jokes?
# Jan 16 2008 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
should be weak to Thunder
Oceanids endgame LS
# Jan 09 2008 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
going to attempt solo sometime when merits cap'd
Rdm 69,Blm34,Smn 20,nin30,war13
# Dec 07 2006 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Finally got this and a zenith crown as no one even lotted that drop LOL...anyway magic attack bonus is nice but only on EXP mobs or things not IT++ I need elemental magic for gods and often on HNM cuz if u resisted your magic attack bonus means nada....anyway the MP makes em worth it too....I have the Relic which provide 24 MP and 10 dark magic....and some such crap as added Magic burst bonus LOL....parties dont use or need MB at 70+ the mobs die too fast if u wait for MB so nuke away let the tank get hate back :)
too many GS are making their living in sky nowadays especially on Ulli *sigh* I want my Shura Hadiate or Byakko Hadiate or maybe an Osode and I will never see sky again! unless to help my LS DAINSLEF FTW!

Edited, Feb 19th 2007 8:32pm by Tigerelf

Edited, Feb 19th 2007 8:35pm by Tigerelf
hmmm lottery winner 100MIL 47396....I had 48396 KUPO
weeee I won an exp scroll thanx SE!!!!
BLM75 MNK75 NIN75 BRD75 SMN75 PLD75 THF75 DNC75 BST75 RDM75 DRG75 WHM62 DRK60 SAM59 WAR56 RNG40 COR25 PUP7 SCH6 BLU5 1145 total 250 MERITS
NPC LV 70 Cooking100+7 Goldsmithing49.8+1
# Nov 17 2006 at 4:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Me and 3 of my friend kill this guy last night.

75 Ninja / War
75 Ranger / Sam
75 Redmage / Brd
75 Blackmage / Rdm

Easy Fight but took awhile. It was fun just fighting with your friends.
Got crappy drop.

Bard 75
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Whm 75
Nin 75

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Linkshell [No Thanks] Riding Solo

Delete account on 12/31/06. To that day come i will play for fun ^_^. Gear will go to my friend.
# Sep 10 2006 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Exterminate all rational thought. This is the conclusion I have come to.
# Oct 14 2006 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
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"You ever play pocket pool?"
Good drops
# Aug 08 2006 at 11:44 PM Rating: Decent
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We killed him tonight and got great drops.

genbu seal
arctic wind
genbus shield
genbus kabuto
aquarian hands
aquarian head
venomous claw
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Shining Cloth
# Jul 13 2006 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Just so everyone knows....Shining Cloth does not drop from Genbu. It drops from Suzaku, Kirin and KB exclusivly.

Edited, Jul 13th 2006 at 10:04am EDT by Manwea
Well needless to say I died. Then when asked why she didn't use benediction, the whm said "I can't. I don't have that scroll yet."

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Shining Cloth
# Oct 15 2006 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Kirin as well.
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Woodworking 100+5
Shining Cloth
# Aug 16 2006 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
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And from KS99 behemoth
# Jul 08 2006 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Just killed him first time tonight
Way To Go TF. Only main tank pld died. (My first sky experience, really looking forward.)

Edited, Jul 9th 2006 at 12:34am EDT by RickerTF
Stupid turtle
# May 19 2006 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I've seen the Kabuto and the Sheild drop more than the stupid crimson boots.

Stupud turtle.
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Stupid turtle
# Sep 24 2006 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
408 posts
Yesterday we got

Arctic wind
Seal of Genbu
Aquarian feet

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RE: Stupid turtle
# Jun 10 2006 at 4:45 PM Rating: Good
62 posts
Wyrmal abjuration X2 on one drop....have killed this Turtle about 10X and never seen a double drop....hmmmmm hoping to get double drop from the aquarian abjuration for magic attack mitts as two BLM in my HNMLS want these....the first time we killed this turtle those dropped and yours truly was dead and kicked from party for a replacement LOL and a WHM lots them and beats the other BLM *sigh* I guess for the MP bonus they good for any mage but come on.....a whm lotting an obvious blm piece....and everyone is like oooo they will drop again LOL well 1/10 so far KUPO!
hmmm lottery winner 100MIL 47396....I had 48396 KUPO
weeee I won an exp scroll thanx SE!!!!
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NPC LV 70 Cooking100+7 Goldsmithing49.8+1
big ass turtle
# May 12 2006 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Helped my ls kill him twice last night (well, mostly i just helped cure the tanks, and died a couple of times when I got to close to his AOE attack, and one time when I drew hate (mental note, throwing around Cure IV and III with +Emnity gear not a great idea). Second time, I won bid on arbitration for koenig hands, and crimson boots....and both dropped :D :D :D :D now all i need is like another 7 lvls or so and some gil to get them made.
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I hate genbu...
# Feb 20 2006 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
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I have been fighting Genbu for 5 months now...once a week, sometimes twice.

In those five months he has dropped TWO Aquarian Abj: Hands...

The ONE thing I want from Sky (BLM) ; ;

I have the cursed mitts ready and everything :( The two times he dropped were the only two times I couldnt make it to Gods because of family...

Die Genbu, die -.-
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# Jan 09 2006 at 5:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Wed Apr 26 06:11:05 2006
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BLM75 - WHM38 - RDM37 - SMN34 - ETC,
# Dec 05 2005 at 1:56 AM Rating: Good
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Just did this earlier tonight. Pretty easy fight, Genbu doesnt have any moves that are Overly threatening.

We fought him 2 times, think I remember 1 death in total. Me and other PLD were kiting, WHM got hate and ate a critical for all her taru HP.

Drops were~
1st Run:
Genbu's Shield
Venomous Claw
Genbu's Kabuto
Wyrmal Abjuration: feet
Artic Wind
Seal Of Genbu
Earth Crystal x3

2nd Run:
Genbu's Shield
Genbu's kabuto
Seal of Genbu
Artic Wind
Aquarian Abjuration: hands
Earth Crystal
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first time
# Oct 30 2005 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
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we just fought our first god on saturday on a new hnmls, with none of us lvl 75 we took it down with hardly any trouble, just at the start we had a few deaths but we got back up and roasted it. We only had 1 whm lvl 68 I think.

Hint : MNK/WHM with full mnd gear will toast it.
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RE: first time
# Jan 26 2006 at 11:35 AM Rating: Excellent
16 posts
/smn gives more mind than /whm
RE: first time
# Mar 16 2006 at 3:16 PM Rating: Default
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/SMN gives 1 LESS MND than /WHM
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Not the meanest, but still fun
# Oct 20 2005 at 3:16 AM Rating: Good
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Just tanked this tonight. Genbu's known as being a wuss, but my shell still thought I'd die. Was a lot of fun. War tank ftw! ^^
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The Genbu soloer
# Oct 11 2005 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Avesta is just amazing. Hes got BLM and RDM at 75, tons of gear that we all dream about, and has soloed so many things. Zippacna, Apis (ENM), Maquis Orias (Dynamis-Xarcabard NM), Desert Swarm. The site is down now >< I really want to see him do Genbu.
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#caelese, Posted: Mar 06 2006 at 4:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) OHHHH WOW HE SOPUNDS GREAT, ..........CAN I HAVE HIS AUTOGRAPH........seriously you sound like a one man fan club
RE: The Genbu soloer
# Feb 03 2006 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
165 posts
Avesta also did Ash Dragon as well watched a video a bit ago ^^

Edited, Fri Feb 3 21:08:13 2006
#RPGaddic, Posted: Mar 18 2006 at 9:22 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I would say, If he's using a PC, he's hacking.
RE: The Genbu soloer
# Apr 08 2007 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I would say, If he's using a PC, he's hacking.

Erm...have you watched the vids? If so, please tell me what part of that badassedness looks like it was hacked? None? Thought so. Avesta doesn't do anything impossible.

It isn't hacking...it's skill. And maybe the gear.
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RE: The Genbu soloer
# May 15 2006 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Nope, hes been around a very very long time, and yea if you see his gear >.> {Impossible to Gauge}, gear has alot to do with solo'ing didnt think it mattered much with smn (due to just needed insane mp) but as playing thf and solo'ing even match all the way to incredibly tough ive noticed every little bit of decent gear though i wasnt able to solo incredibly tough till about lvl 30 when some of the good thf gear opened up though when it comes to anything at Very Tough or higher its quite hard (for me lvl 30 nub thf give me a break >.>) but i can solo tough very tough at 30 on a regular basis but IT well i have succesfully taken down two IT mobs a tiger out in batilla downs yea it was like i had like 2 hp (damn paralyze spells) and a Gob which went quite smoothly got cocky tried again and wiped due to me (capped marksman) not being able to blind/bloody/sleep when needed and he got a double attack off took two shadows did a goblin rush well no more shadows and hurt then a bomb toss brought me down to about 40 something hp and finally one hit death, when you solo you realize some of it takes skill some takes equip others is just plain luck :P Avesta just happens to have the combination of all three ^^b Have Fun and if solo'ing use reraise or something >.> Good luck
RE: The Genbu soloer
# Apr 19 2006 at 12:45 AM Rating: Default
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I would say you need to think about what you're going to say before you post something. If you think Avesta hacks, then you're just plain stupid. Why do you think that such a feat is not possible? I myself have access to a rdm75 and find soloing avatars laughable. Generally speaking, avatars aren't easy fights, and they're not hard fights. So it's really no big deal that I can solo them. But the point is, is that they're pathetic to solo. Now, if I, a rdm with few merits, and decent gear finds such fights to be laughable. What do you think Avesta would think of the fights? A rdm with insane gear and plenty of merits to boot. Exactly, he would solo the avatars and make me look like some rank 1 dumbass nab, even though the fights are easy for me. Simply put, open your eyes, this game's jobs are far more powerful then you realize, if you think people hack to achieve some of these feats then maybe you simply aren't good enough at what you do, and need to either quit whining or step it up a notch. Sorry for the rant, but some people just need to quit thinking everyone hacks on this game, 'cause they don't; they're just simply, that good.

Edited, Wed Apr 19 00:40:36 2006
# Sep 22 2005 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone got a vid of a BLM soloing? I hear alot about a BLM soloing it <personally i think they just missread the post below> But if some one can come up with a Vid of BLM doing it that would be cool.
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avesta....solo... holy f@ck
# Sep 14 2005 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
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the INSANE jp taru who's infamous for soloing ENMs and BCNMs like bionic bug and operation desert swarm, took down genbu two days ago.

supposedly the fight took five hours, and what you get when you download the .zip is a screenshot of him popping genbu solo, and then fighting him around 50% HP. the movie itself is of the final 30 seconds @_@
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# Sep 02 2005 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Just killed Genbu first time.
Manafont ls you are the greatest <3 you all^^ Toji awesome tanking dude :)

2x martial abj. hands
and 2 earth crystals

ps: my kill woot ^^
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# Aug 05 2005 at 9:37 PM Rating: Default
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Anyone actually have a picture of genbu droping shining cloth?

Genbu Vid
# Jul 27 2005 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Here's a nice vid of my ls taking him out.

Genbu Video

Must have Divx Codec to view, enjoy!
Posted new link: 1 Aug,2005

Edited, Mon Aug 1 02:17:31 2005

Fun fun
# May 29 2005 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Yep, did him this morning got ok drops tho, could be because we had some freak claim loss or something... droped: Arctic Wind, Wyrmal Abjuration: Feet, and 3 bloody earth crystals,.. not bad for a first effort tho, did it in good time and hardly a struggle! ^^
RE: Fun fun
# Jul 19 2005 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
375 posts
You got the same exact thing that we did. Except you got 1 more earth crystal. Was a nice first god fight experience for my LS though.
# May 09 2005 at 12:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Zip is alot harder then this turtle. kinda funny
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Genbu, owned
# May 06 2005 at 7:49 AM Rating: Decent
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wow if the drop list is right Genbu is yummy, Our Linkshell KnightSanctuary (seraph server) owned his *** in a matter of minutes with 16 people all lvl 72+, mostly all 75, infact I think I was the only lvl 72. it was fun as hell but we didn't get really any good drops, Wyrym Abj, Arctic wind, and that was really about it lol ==;. still, we weren't there for drops, we were there for the fun of it :) and my god was it fun.
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