Vana'diel Bestiary: Genbu (Summoned)  

Found in:The Shrine of Ru'Avitau
Secondary Job:Black Mage
  • Helper Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Truesight
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
Updated: Sat Jun 13 06:16:42 2009

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Genbu in Shrine of Ru'Avitau

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

  • Does not drop anything

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.

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" (see Seiryu), the "White Tiger of the West" (see Byakko), and the "Vermillion Bird of the South" (see Suzaku)

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 (see Ouryu)

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# Oct 30 2004 at 3:49 PM Rating: Default
287 posts
they are the exact same version, and yes they drop everything like a normal Genbu does

these have been confirmed to be much weaker than the gods faced in ru'aun and drop nothing.
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# Oct 29 2004 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
nah, they don't drop anything, and they are much weaker...You dont hafta worry about landing winds on these mobs cuz they don't use the "en" spells
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# Oct 23 2004 at 6:42 PM Rating: Default
465 posts
Heheheh, good ol' Pikko
*vanishes mysteriously*
#xovertakerx, Posted: Oct 22 2004 at 10:53 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) they are the exact same version, and yes they drop everything like a normal Genbu does
RE: drops
# Nov 11 2004 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
1,369 posts
The summoned gods have a ton less HP and do not drop anything. My LS has fought Kirin many times with nary a drop from the summoned gods.

I think that summoned creatures do not have drops; at least that is my experience.
RE: drops
# Oct 22 2004 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
Well, they are not the *exact* same version. They have much less HP, but their DEF, ATK, and abilitie are the same. These can be taken down in less then 10 mins with a good group.

I also dont think they drop anything. However, if they do, dont take my word. I havn't fought these, but I know people who have.
# Oct 22 2004 at 10:51 AM Rating: Default
141 posts
thsi one summonned by kirin ?
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# Oct 21 2004 at 6:37 AM Rating: Decent
350 posts
pretty big paladin :)
just found out stuffs from anime movie
# Oct 21 2004 at 12:36 AM Rating: Default
30 posts
well i was watching this anime movie call Mysterious Play which my sister really likes to watch and Suzaku(Phoenix) is south Seiryu is east (dragon) i dont remember but i think Genbu is the west (turtle) and Byakko(tiger) is the north and this is base on Japanese Gods as well i think.... cuz i saw these names wen i played Onimusha lol

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RE: just found out stuffs from anime movie
# Mar 10 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Many references to these four Gods exist, because they are based on Chinese mythology which has existed for thousands of years.
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RE: just found out stuffs from anime movie
# Oct 21 2004 at 7:07 PM Rating: Default
13 posts
Those four also appear in Otogi: Myth of Demons (XBox) as the game's four houses of magic: Genbu, Soryu, Byako, and Suzaku

Edited, Thu Oct 21 20:09:00 2004
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# Oct 20 2004 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
111 posts
Because it's a God beast at lvl 85+, does that answer your question? Also, are you familiar with eastern myths? if you do, you would know it's one of the 4 God beast that guard north, south, east, west. I forgot which the turtle guards.
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Just FYI
# Oct 21 2004 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Like the post above this one, each god beast guards a direction, and have a special color.

Suzaku (Phoenix) - South (Red)
Seiryuu (Dragon) - East (Blue/Green)
Byakko (Tiger) - West (White)
Genbu (Turtle) - North (Black)

Edited, Thu Oct 21 13:17:28 2004
# Oct 20 2004 at 10:00 PM Rating: Good
66 posts
so if the mobs are summoned, are they immediately in the call for help mode?
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RE: hmm...
# Oct 20 2004 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
72 posts
No. But I dont believe they every drop anything, so they are called for help on and anyone not in the main alliance fighting Kirin will spank the summon. This way if you really wanted you could have an infinate number of people fighting the summoned gods.
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