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Vana'diel Bestiary: Ark Angel EV  

Family:Ark Angel
Found in:La'Loff Amphitheater
Job:Paladin
Secondary Job:White Mage
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General Information

  • Appears in one of the five battlefield fights for the Ark Angels Zilart Mission 14.

Ark Angel EV Special Attacks

  • White Magic Spells: Capable of casting all spells a level 75 White Mage possesses, excluding Reraise.

  • Dominion Slash: AoE physical damage with additional Silence and Dispel effects.

  • Shield Strike: Frontal cone AoE physical damage with an additional Stun effect.

  • Spirits Within: Single target magical damage. Damage is based on Ark Angel EV's current HP.

  • Benediction: Large HP recovery and status removal effect. Denoted by characteristic mob two-hour animation.

  • Invincible: All physical (melee and ranged) attacks performed on Ark Angel EV will do zero damage for the duration of the effect. Denoted by characteristic mob two-hour animation.

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almost killed it w/o it going to benediction
# Nov 23 2005 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
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ytd we fought the 5 AA. scerwed up 1st fight for taru, so we missed the record. but we set the leviathan server record for hume, galka and mithra.

for the elv, we almost beat her before she used benedcition. melee did light and i MB-ed thundaga III, leaving behind only a sliver (and really really VERY little hp), then she did benediction.

set up was whm blm brd pld mnk war.

kinda makes me wonder if we had 1 more mage who can MB we could have taken her down much more easily
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RE: lmfao
# Oct 24 2005 at 5:23 AM Rating: Decent
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these arkangels look badass

they are and this one a pld/whm you cant tank her at all if you do your hp is going to be 0 realquick our if she has TP a 2k+ spirits will get you kite or die.
XD
# Sep 13 2005 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Tue Sep 13 22:27:39 2005
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EV attacks
# Jul 04 2005 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Uses (not so frequently) Vorpal Blade. She uses Banishga line of spells, Diaga II , and Holy (rare). Also, I'd like to point out her Shield Bash-like attack is called Shield Strike. Most common attack is Dominion Slash anyway.
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Pentasphere
# Feb 23 2005 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
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In a Divine might battle, she's the last to go for obvious reasons. All the AA are susceptable to bind and gravity, (bind lasts about 10 seconds on them and almost always sticks) She's a tough li'l ****** though, but the key to victory in a 5AA battle, is taking one at a time and making sure to have the meele stay AWAY from the kiters. HAve all the non-kiters on stairs, and the kiters kite in the center. Battle begins, have all BLM cast their most powerful IV spell and blow the Taru to ****, then kiters take their marks. Have the Mithra kiter bring her to the half circle, then run her into the stairs (AWAY FROM KITERS!!!!!) and dispose of her quickly. Bards keep those pets asleep! Then have the Galka kiter bring him in and kill it, (stun/flash when he Meiko-seishui) DO the same for hume. By this time its only EV and pets, (dont need to kill pets, just continue sleeping them) At this point you can fight in the center because its only the EV left to kill. Have whoever's alive just go nuts on her and its clear cut victory, just watch out for Spirits within, and Dominion slash. hope this helps ^_^ now go out there and get those Earrings!
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# Feb 12 2005 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
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these arkangels look badass
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# Jan 24 2005 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Bounce hate
# Nov 29 2004 at 5:45 PM Rating: Good
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Got a blind invite to join a party to fight AA EV yesterday. The Blm75 (Kip) that invited me said he was building a (pretty much) all mage party for this AA. What we ended up with was:

Blm75, Blm75, Blm74 (me), Rdm75, Whm70, Nin73

Kip's strategy:

Nin runs in and 'vokes - stays in the center
Rdm casts Gravity and other enfeeblement - stays out of circle
Each of the Blm's nuke like crazy - bouncing hate - stand in a circle around AA EV
Whm cures - stays by Rdm

I brought along some super ethers and a vile elixir, but only used a super ether (which I really didn't need to)

Blm's cast Thunder IV and Blizard IV mainly. When we ran out of mp, Manafont and nuke some more. Each Blm had Stoneskin and Blink on initially and recast when it dropped. The bouncing hate strategy worked really well... and the AA didn't stay on 1 Blm for long.

In the end only 1 Blm got killed due to the amount of damage he had dealt. There was no chance that the Nin could have kept hate with the amount of damage the Blm's were doing.

We beat the old record of 9 minutes by about 5 minutes. Kudos to Kip for winning strategy.


Edited, Wed Jan 19 20:48:33 2005
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RE: Bounce hate
# Jan 25 2005 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
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With that much DD and hate bouncing around, why didn't you invite a PLD instead? Just a simple question I was wondering out of curiosity. Who knows, maybe the NIN was a better choice. But I think PLD would have held some hate and prevented death.
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RE: Bounce hate
# Aug 12 2005 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
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old post, I know, but gonna respond anyways. Even with a pld, if blms go all out, the tank isn't gonna keep the hate regardless. But if I had to wager a guess, they prolly invited the ninja cause it was a friend... or less likely, maybe they wanted the ninjutsu to lower spells resistance... but I'd bet on the first.
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RE: Bounce hate
# Feb 22 2005 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Have you ever seen high lvl power nuking? There's no way a pld could keep hate off them doing that... only way to stay alive when power nuking is to time the casts and bounce the mob from one side to the other. pld would have held hate for maybe 15 seconds then maybe 2hr with a couple vokes, holy, flash, and a few banish 2's would distract it for a few secs, but much safer and easier to add another blm instead of the pld and take it down much faster. At least how I figure IMHO..... ^^
Arch Angels
# Nov 25 2004 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm finally getting towards the level where i can begin thinking about these guys but they're job combination strike me as funny, wouldn't it have made more sense to combine two hours that compliment each other like war/drk for might strikes and blood weapon at the same time or blm rdm for manafont chainspell, in my oppinion these are just some more "Genius" choices from SE.
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RE: Arch Angels
# Feb 02 2005 at 5:08 PM Rating: Default
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Regarding your Chainspell-Manafont suggestion; mobs don't have MP. I mean, you could bring out a level 75WAR, keep provoking a Goblin Tinkerer and see if it ever stops casting spells... I don't advise you to try this, so it won't. (You don't ever see a mob cast refresh, do you?) So a lot of us wish we could use those together, but that won't ever happen. Way too powerful for our own good...
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RE: Arch Angels
# Feb 04 2005 at 4:57 AM Rating: Default
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You Sir, are a ******* moron. If you don't believe a mob has a finite supply of MP, provoke that Tinkerer and have a BLM continue to Aspir until he is drawing 0 MP. SHOCK! The Tinkerer ran out!

It's one of the strategies people use for Kirin -- Spend 2 hours Aspiring him until he runs out of MP, then zerg rush his ***.
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RE: Arch Angels
# Apr 25 2005 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
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And you sir, are even stupider. Even when you Aspir for 0, the mob still keeps cating spells. You can aspir Kirin till you're blue in the face and he'll still pull of astral flow and kill your ****. So think before you open your mouth next time and do us a faovr and don't.
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RE: Arch Angels
# Sep 08 2005 at 7:20 AM Rating: Decent
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well spoken
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RE: Arch Angels
# Feb 02 2006 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Yep mobs have infinite mp or else by the time you fight half the mobs theyll be out of mp from casting buffs all the time :P
RE: Arch Angels
# Dec 04 2004 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Manafont is pretty pointless with Chainspell on a mob anyway...

And the way the mobs are set up, they don't do both their 2-hours at the same time.

Just be glad they didn't put any of the Ark Angels with Chainspell or Hundred Fists. You would NEED a RDM/DRK Chainspell Stunner to counter if they did. As is there is a bit more leeway.

Frankly I'm glad Square didn't make them more overpowered than they are.

Though the **** EV using Benediction at 10% Health IS f#*%&ing annoying.
Errr
# Sep 23 2004 at 3:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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This ***** is annoying. We run into pentasphere, first thing, she casts Diaga II, erasing all our ninjas and mage's blink shields. This doesn't bode well for the kiters, and bad things happen shortly afterwards.
RE: Errr
# Nov 05 2004 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
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BTW, after doing Pentasphere again, I don't know why people get so worked up over her Spirits Within. She was at near-full health, used it on me, I only took about 800 damage.

Her REAL killer is "Shield Strike", which is basically an AOE Shield Bash with an insanely long stun effect. Bring someone with Erase for this woman, because she will own you otherwise.
RE: Errr
# Nov 14 2004 at 6:21 AM Rating: Decent
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After much deliberation and repeating of the battle, we have determined that Dominion Slash is a *****. We had all the other ark angels beaten, just down to her, we take her down to the arena, and she starts spamming dominion slash. Before this we had two people dead. We ended the fight with about eight people dead. Dominion Slash HURTS.
EV
# Aug 21 2004 at 8:19 AM Rating: Default
its a female for the last time,you can tell by her stance in combat,she holds her sword like elvaan females do(1st face pallae on the female elvaan btw^^)
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RE: EV
# Oct 12 2004 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
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i'd also figure that the ******* are a dead givaway, i changed my mog house moogle into her, so i see her everytime i go into my mog house... didnt expect her to be that big, lol
RE: EV
# Jan 18 2005 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
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how did u change your moogle into her?! tell me i wanna make the taru AA in my mog house, its creepy
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# Aug 21 2004 at 8:27 AM Rating: Default
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-_-

It's actually the 6th face on the elvaan female palette.
RE: EV
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That's kind of sad that you guessed that, and someone actually corrected you...
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# Sep 11 2004 at 6:57 PM Rating: Good
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lol Renovan
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Cool, but not scary.
# Aug 21 2004 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Upon defeating the Shadowlord, I thought how cool these AA's were too.


Then I saw the Taru.

Just plain creepy.

Edited, Sat Aug 21 03:07:40 2004
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# Aug 10 2004 at 4:40 AM Rating: Good
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Me and a group from my linkshell just beat her tonight. Let me just clear the floor for a sec.

1. Yes it is a female. Has exactly the same face, and hair as my toon, and I play an Elvaan Female. PLD too!

I realize this screenshot is not the most revealing of her feminine features, but trust me when you get a view of her boomin' child bearing hips you'll see what I mean.

2. This is by far the most difficult Ark angel battle. The other 4 are a decent challenge, but are not even close to as strong as AA elvaan. AA hume was nerfed... and is no longer a real challenge.

3. With either a PLD or a NIN tank, a straight up fight with AA elvaan is impossible. For most of the fight, or all, it is almost necessary to gravity kite her.

4. She usus invincible once and benediction once.

5. She uses a weapon skill (totally random, not based on TP) called "Spirits Within II." Its damage can range anywhere from 200 to 3000. It goes through blink, stoneskin, etc. Often this will instantly kill *anyone.* To beat her, you must be lucky enough not to recieve this attack.

6. Don't worry about exp loss. Take raise I and cast reraise I. You will die, unless you are very very lucky. Saving MP is more important, as it is a long fight.

7. She uses a very effective and annoying skill, "Dominion Slash" which Silences, and DISPELS. That means you lose reraise. If you cant keep the effect of Dominion Slash away from mages, you gotta recast Reraise.

That's all i think. Our setup was (all lv 75) PLD, WAR/NIN, BLM, RDM, THF, WHM. It was very helpful having two tanks, the PLD and the WAR. The RDM needs to have high enfeebling to stick gravity. We failed twice before we won on the 3rd try... in which we got very lucky.

Good luck! After beating AA elvaan, the rest of Zilart is a breeze.

Edited, Tue Aug 10 11:40:41 2004
RE: helpful advice
# Aug 17 2004 at 2:31 AM Rating: Default
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Is Gravity kiting even possible anymore? They changed all mobs so that they build resistance to it upon repeated casting :\
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# Aug 09 2004 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
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....pwnzor =D
It's a guy
# Aug 05 2004 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Look at the hair, not the chest you pervs. The hair is 1st fricken hair pallet on the Elvaan choices when you make a charecter.

Edited, Thu Aug 5 15:54:57 2004
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RE: It's a guy
# Oct 31 2004 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I logged onto a friend's account to see the cutscene with the crystal warriors ... this is a lady. Boobs dude, boobs. =P Not to mention she fights like a lady Elvaan too when the AAs do that 5-man renkei. Pretty cool, but I also at first thought it was a man.
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# Aug 29 2004 at 3:22 PM Rating: Good
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It's a she watch that video clip someone posted on the thread she walks like an elvaan female
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RE: It's a guy
# Aug 18 2004 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Exactly

Edited, Wed Aug 18 10:24:07 2004
Ark Angel EV
# Aug 05 2004 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
i must say,i honestly cant wait to kill this ****. thought:"She would make a great mantle piece......."
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badass elvaan
# Aug 04 2004 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
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gotta say he looks major badass.. the video was awesome too. first kick ***.. then *** kick lol
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Edited, Wed Aug 4 22:40:58 2004
n00b
# Jul 26 2004 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
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this guy is a noob... pld/whm wtf???
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You know that you can still keep hate without a war sub job... curing.... shield bash.... stuff like that
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RE: n00b
# Oct 24 2004 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Who's she gonna tank? She'll have 6 ppl hitting her anyways, she doesn't have a whm to protect, no need for provoke. /whm is actually a decent soloing pld setup, although I'd opt for rdm, myself.
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RE: n00b
# Nov 23 2005 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
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yeah... no. by subbing whm you lose tons of def and attack. making all that extra mp pretty useless. and by all that, i mean very little. smn would even be a better sub for the auto refresh and the extra mp you get. even an underlvled nin sub works better then whm. I guess stoneskin and Blink can play their part, but with how much mp that you would use to rebuff it, you would never get a chance to hurt the mob. War sub works decently when soloing pld.
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No, no you can't.
Not if you're going to be a real tank.
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