Vana'diel Bestiary: Kreutzet  

Family:Greater Bird
Found in:Cape Teriggan
Found at Location:I - 8
Spawntime:9 Hours
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Truesight
  • Appears during Winds / Gales
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Wind
Updated: Tue Feb 24 23:40:52 2009

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General Information

Kreutzet's Spawn Location
Kreutzet's Spawn Location

    • Kreutzet's window opens 9 hours after its last ToD and has a chance to spawn during any wind weather until 12 hours after its last ToD. If it has not spawned after 12 hours, it will spawn during the next wind weather.

    • If left unclaimed, Kreutzet will despawn once the windy weather in the area dissipates, though it will count as if it was killed, thus its respawn timer will be reset.

Kreutzet Special Attacks

  • Gliding Spike: Single target physical damage with additional Knockback and Stun effects.

  • Feather Barrier: Self target Evasion boost (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Scratch: Single target physical damage with an additional Blindness effect.

  • Stormwind: AoE Wind based magic damage (Circle of effect originates from mob).

    • Kreutzet will perform Stormwind three times in a row, with each successive Stormwind being stronger than the last.

  • Triple Attack: Single target three-hit physical damage.

Historical Information

In Persian mythology, the Kreutzet was a giant bird similar to the Roc (see Roc).

This page last modified 2009-02-24 16:08:26.

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just killed
# Dec 21 2009 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Awesome! lol i wanted to kill some NMs but as a Taru Mage..hmm *drops* *home points* it just dosnt work out lol nice tho!
WHM75 BLM54 RDM30 DNC25 NIN22 WAR16 MNK15 PLD13 BLU13 SMN7 THF6 BRD5 DRK3 SCH3 COR1 PUP1 BST1 RNG0 SAM0 all in 6 months O.o
WHM75 Relic 2/5 BLM68 Relic 0/5 RDM37 Relic 1/5 DNC26 Relic 0/5
MNK26 Relic 0/5 NIN22 Relic 0/5 WAR21 Relic 0/5 PLD19 Relic 0/5
THF16 Relic 0/5 BLU15 Relic 0/5 SMN12 Relic 1/5 BRD06 Relic 0/5
DRG06 Relic 0/5 BST04 Relic 0/5 SCH03 Relic 0/5 DRK03 Relic 0/5
SAM03 Relic 0/5 PUP03 Relic 0/5 COR01 Relic 0/5 RNG01 Relic 0/5
<3 Aatashabi <3
just killed
# Dec 20 2009 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
just soloed today as dnc/nin, capped n fully merited eva/dagger, fully merited closed position, 3/5 on no foot rise, fan dance unlocked. Decent gear, azoth/ermines for daggers. full eva build. ate crab sushi +1.

Started by killin a beach bunny to get 300tp n 5 finishing moves.

Cast shadows, waited.

Claimed when it popped, kept its def n eva down with box/quick steps, barely missed but was doing 25dmg~ even with its def down 30%. high def.

Attacks quite quick, acc is relatively high, so had a few times when both utsu's were still on timers. fan dance proved invaluable yet again.

Only real danger is 1: if he lands a triple attack when ur shadows/defences are down (hit me for 744) and 2: stormwinds, hit me for 224 > 376 > 557. it did this three times over the course of the fight, although i think that was due to the time i took to kill it (about 15 minutes or so).

On a plus side, pyrrhic kleos can do a lot o dmg to it, combined a building flourish (full merits), wild flourish and then PK'd. total dmg was around 1.5k, inflicting just over 10% dmg to finish it.

Rough estimate on hp, around 10-12k.

Fun fight!
Wind weather? NO WAY
# Jan 22 2009 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
First I am 1/2 with TH3 both times, but its not like I just pranced over there and killed it cause it was up immediately, NO I worked hard for this!

So basically an LS member had the ToD and I was like Ooo I'd love a Sirocco Kukri! And Kreutzet's window was almost up so we went and eventually it was just myself, PLD, and RDM because... it spawned 5 hours later! It was a force spawn, and I think maybe a feather dropped and that was it...

Fast-forward a week or two, I saw a different LS member said Kreutzet popped, and was asking for help, unfortunately a lot of people were afk and ultimately it despawned! so I got the ToD when I came back and I decided I would get the new ToD, and it was a force spawn 4 hours after, so I wake up early and see if anyone is on and unfortunately no one is on to help so I just get the new ToD and I come back later that night for the new ToD! Basically after maybe 6 spawns of getting ALL the ToD's I finnally grab some people to come help me but unfortunately... we didnt claim Kreutzet so I was sad and ect ect get new ToD find out the next ToD for the next day anyways, Dynamis got canceled because all the locations were taken so I gathered some LS members since I had the ToD!
I checked the weather and it was going to be Sunny, Sunny, Sunny! Which is NO GOOD but the two spawns before that both spawned on a Sunny day so wind weather does have a chance at any time! Anyways one of the LS members had to leave so it was just me(THF) and a WHM which would be fine but I am a newly 75er and my Evasion/Dagger aren't capped and I haven't gotten an evasion set yet soo we finnally find someone and 4 hours from the opening of the window, force wind spawn, kill it and it drops! Thank god, i was getting tired of ToDs and the randomness of it!

I almost rather camp Argus.. which I might do next! Even though its a big pain its rewarding!

Long thanks for reading haha

BTW ToD For anyone on Midgardsorm
Death:2:58AM Thursday, Jan 22, 2009

Edited, Jan 22nd 2009 6:29am by eyoo
Spawn ?
# Jun 12 2008 at 6:01 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I'm a little confused about when this NM will spawn after maintenance. My understanding was that his window will be open right away.... So he may spawn within 3 hour window if there is wind weather or force spawn outside that window on the next wind weather....

I logged in at 8pm GMT, immediately after maintenance, at first I was the only one camping him with a whm friend but after 30 mins 2 other parties arrived. Wind weather appeared 2hr 58mins later at 10:58pm, just inside the 3 hour window. Kreutzet didn't spawn so I figured he will be force spawned on the next wind weather which occurred 10 earth mins later, still no Kretzet!!! 5 Mins after that there was another wind weather, which changed to double wind and he still never spawned. I waited until the next wind weather which was 1 hour later and still no nm.

Any one else had any luck claiming him after maintenance or know his spawn patterns?
Spawn ?
# Jun 18 2008 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Got the SK now btw ^^
# Apr 19 2008 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
732 posts
So far, Here is my experience...

0/3 on Sirroco Kukri...

1st time I spotted him, I tried kiting it around as THF/NIN until help arrived. Had with me a PLD/??? and a WHM/BLM but WHM got PWN'd followed by PLD then myself. Someone had cliamed it there after and the Bird went bye...

A weekend later, I got ToD on Kreutzet while I was at work, came back and the bird did not pop until right at the 12th hour. Had with me a whole army of peeps with me who stayed up killing Manti's and Cockatrices. I think I reached two merits and we broke two trial weapons while we were out there. Killed him easily with 6: THF/NIN, NIN/THF, RDM/WHM, WHM/BLM, MNK/THF, BLM/WHM. Didn't even drop a single item.

16 hours later, he popped again. I was there camping it. For 16 hours! Wind/Gale Weather did not pop at all. We just kept on getting Heat Waves. 20 minutes until Dynamis and Wind weather pops a Guarenteed Kreutzet. SMN claimed and we proceeded to windle him down. The zone to VoS was great to use for mages to clear hate. I think we had THF/NIN, WAR/NIN, RDM/WHM, SMN/WHM, BLM/WHM, BLM/WHM, MNK/THF & WHM/BLM. Drop a Giant Bird Feather. This NM is very anoying. It really sucks to bring friends out there for an NM like this. There is so much they could be doing and they are there taking up the time to help out THF's with this. I owe them all a round at the mead hall.

EDIT: 1/4!!! Finally got the SK. Kreutzet and Wind Weather didn't pop for just under 19 hours after ToD. 19 Hours! So just be warned campers, that there is a potential for Wind Weather not to occur for that long after his window closed. We ended up killing Cockatrice and Manticore's all night while waiting. Most of those parts are really nice $$$ money drops to. My advice to you is this: Always keep your /clock actively present on your FFXI HUD screen. Wind Weather can occur but the enviroment settings dont always show a wind storm right away so keep an eye out for that cyclone looking icon above your compass. If someone is there camping against you, you need to be in the middle with the cockatrice and Manti's with invisible up waiting for him to spawn. Otherwise, if you have a group, just kill off some of the locals. not only are you getting items for the treasure pool, you are passing the boredom and getting XP/Limit points as well. The dagger PWN's. I took my new toy to Qufim Island to beat up some mobs and goodness this thing is awesome. I notice that the Wind Weather Latent procs 100% of the time and the animation itself grows bigger with the size of the mob. Wonder how it will look against Dynamis Lord... lol. The animation itself doesn't look exactly like Aero going of, looks more like Green strands of light hitting the mob which is still cool as hell. Was it worth it? Yea, it was...

I want to thank NobleLegion for helping me Get this dagger... Hope we didnt bore you too much out in CT. You guys were great!?! Best LS on Unicorn.

Edited, Apr 21st 2008 10:04am by Brockonunicorn
Thf soloable with 65 soothing npc
# Apr 08 2008 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Can be killed by a 75 Thf with an npc lvl 65 soothing healer and lots of meds.

I killed it today after going 0/7 on Kukri and not wanting to pester my ls anymore.

I used evasion gear with haste in the slots that had no eva on, had a total of 33 eva and 10 eva skill, I also had eva fully merited and capped and 8 haste gear.

Keeping shadows up was not a problem and my timers were never down when I needed to re-cast. My npc did not land any enfeebles but quickly topped off my health when I got hit by stormwind.
The trick to winning this fight is to spam Hi-Potions when it starts Stormwinding you and then cast shadows after the third one finishes.

Trick attack your npc to do more damage and when it runs out of mp TAWS it until it gets hate and dies, then call another npc being careful that you have all shadows up first as you will be unable to do anything for about 5 seconds after you used the pearl.
I used 26 Hi-Potions during the fight and 2 NPC charges, my health never reached red and I did not need to 2 hour, I was shocked when it died and dropped the dagger and so was the group of people next to me who were expecting me to get beaten to a pulp.

At 20% health Kreutzet will spam its TP moves so start Trick attacking the npc again and go all out.

I got the idea of using my npc to help from this thread http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/jobs.html?fjob=10;mid=1190791521149223481;num=29;page=1

Goodluck to everyone trying for Kukri the NM is extremly annoying.

Edited, Apr 8th 2008 5:04pm by Fyayu

Edited, Apr 8th 2008 7:10pm by Fyayu

Edited, Apr 9th 2008 5:22pm by Fyayu
75 Thf, 75 Pld, 37 War, 37 nin
wrong duo setup
# Feb 14 2008 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
thf/nin with alot of evasion gear.. maxed out merits on eva and dagger and a nin/war went to camp ugly bird yesterday after getting TOD.. big ugly popped 2 hours into window.... big ugly 1 thf and nin 0 at 22% .. bring a mage.....
# Jan 09 2008 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
It is possible to solo this as rdm/blm as well as rdm/nin. Im guessing probably blm/rdm as well but you would need LOTS of enfeebling gear. I have done it as rdm/blm but it did take close to 30 minutes+. 0/1 on the drop ;;
Never camping an NM again
# Sep 24 2007 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
751 posts
Finally after months of off and on camping, and nearly 2 solid weeks at the end I am now the proud owner of my Sirocco Kukri. You name it it probably happened, one thing to think about is that even though the window on this thing is relatively short, the force pop can take an EXTREMELY long time. When I was finally able to get get my dagger, the force pop took right at 8 hours. So he really hadn't popped for 20 hours total. A couple of friends and me were watching for him in shifts, without doing that I have no idea how you can really tell when this badboy will show up.

Total Tally:
22.5k exp lost (MPK'd while kiting, and just plain bad luck)
countless hours wasted (I estimate close to 60 hours)
countless friends never wanting to help me with anything again
1 Sirocco Kukri
# May 20 2007 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
125 posts
[link=null]http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/Kreutzet[/link] says he is level 79, if that's useful to the database.
# Apr 30 2007 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
duoed with ease after hours and hours of camping. nin/thf, whm/smn...no drop
{Too weak} Duo FTW
# Mar 28 2007 at 6:41 PM Rating: Default
29 posts
duo'd twice. once with my thf and a whm/blm, i was playing both characters. second time with my 75 rdm and a 75 thf friend. got dagger both times. he is a joke to duo i dont see how anyone that considers them self a halfway decent thf can lose to this with a healer of some kind. whm gets hate from thf? LOL. gear {please check it} also regen III {do you have it?} using dragon legs for subtle blow along with other parts for enmity i dont see how thf cant hold hate on this NM. Anyway killed both times, and got dagger both times, also had TH4 both times <3 assassin armlets and thief's knife.
{Too weak} Duo FTW
# Apr 05 2007 at 5:34 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
I dont think everyone has as easy a time with duoing this mob as you seem to have.

Anyway, a little advise to anyone trying to use this post for useful information about this mob: dont underestimate Kreutzet. Definitely duo/solable by certain jobs but I think its unfair to say any healer + a thief = win. You might get stomped.
Ifrit 75 THF(MAX) 75 NIN
# Mar 26 2007 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
Solod today for Roel in Kujata, got the drop, GRATZ again biotch!
Possible solo.
# Feb 17 2007 at 1:14 PM Rating: Good
488 posts
Now before you all think (ZOMGWTF) I'm saying it's "possible to Solo" Like most of you here trying to camp this nm it sucks trying to get the help to come out and camp this ****** with you. Unless you do what almost Everyone else did for Kreutzet and that is Get TOD, and come back 9-12hrs later with back up.

I did what everyone else here did, and tried to get TOD. However on the day i went to camp him no one else was there to kill him if he popped. After a couple of hrs Mr Kreutzet shows up, and still no one was there to kill him. I got kind of gutsy and decided to see if i could possibly hold him off till Help arrived. My Job when i went to camp him was 75RDM/37NIN. So i casted my buffs protect/shell SS/Utsu:ni Up and headed out there and gravitied him. Shocked it actually stuck then i casted Bio II and poison II onto Kruetzet, and then i binded him which stuck as well. At this time i started asking my LS to come help me out.

Still out there alone i kept repeating the process whenever a spell wore off. Top priority was Gravity 1st BIO/POISON 2nd and bind 3rd, all the while keeping SS/UTSU and all proper buffs up. After my ls arrived which was about in 10 mins or so i had brought down Kreutzet by about 20% or so. I still had a good amount of MP going and had convert still ready. Needless to say we killed ol Kreutzet, but no drop. 0/1 Props go out to ma LS facade for the timely manner it took them to come down and help.

After that run i had a crazy idea. I could DOT Kruetzet to death As long as it would take it seems possible, Therefore i wouldnt have to waste other peoples time to come camp him with me, or wait for help to arrive or incase no help arrived at all.

Here are my findings about this NM and spell building resistance.

He seemed very easy to Bind/Gravity (never seemed to build any resistance over the time i kept using these spells). However i Had Int+enfeeb gear on to make sure it stuck along with the proper staff swaps Not to mention i do have some merits in enfeebling. Bio and Posion seem to work well, however you can use i would guess any DOT spell you prefer, as long as they dont cancel out. Keeping SS/Utsu is and all proper buffs up is essential, this bird does hit hard!

I guess that's about it ill post more if i do get a chance to solo him, and how the fight turned out.


best typo ever:Yeha I go tit!
# Feb 16 2007 at 12:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Just got this tonight with 75thf(me), 68rdm, 68whm and some help from a brd on the side with some heals here and there. Long fight but managed to keep up shadows most of the time and never really got in danger until the very end when he was @ 1% and we got a little careless :P
I've now gone 2/2 on claims with this guy, as long as you have ToD on him its fairly easy to camp. Just show up 9 hours after ToD/despawn and wait til wind weather shows up, during the pop window (9-12 hours after death) he can spawn at any time when wind weather shows up. After 12hours, he automatically spawns when wind weather comes around, so be on you toes if its been that long and he hasn't spawned yet. My thx to Zantrix, Freshy, and Sixpackkid for helping out! you guys were great!

BTW... this dagger is the shiznit!
# Feb 10 2007 at 7:29 AM Rating: Default
24 posts
killed with me(nin75) and a taru RDM75 taru power ('-'*)
Elnino 75NIN/75WAR/59DRG/55SAM
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?161509 http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?161942
very annoying
# Jan 15 2007 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
I must say this NM is by far the most annoying I've ever faced, and likely ever will face. I completely understand ~Templeton Scholar's~ frustration in the matter, I camped this NM for nearly a month before I finally got my knife. Many situations similar to his alliance wipes, duoed nightmares, and good evasion parties all taken out swiftly by this NM.

I might suggest if you bring mage support along that they are not a taru. Kreutzet is notorious for using Stormwind several times over, as a taru WHM my friend took a dive while haveing stoneskin up, luckily RR3 as well but all the same if you bring a taru mage for support make sure they are a good distance from the fight and/or are a RDM w/ phalanx.

Spawns are as such:
Window for possible spawn begins 9-12hrs after previous death/depop.
AFTER 12hrs is up, and no spawn has happened, the VERY next wind weather WILL have Kreutzet spawn. Meaning this NM could take several hours of camping.

Best way to go about keeping a steady group for support is call people out in rotations, letting people go as needed. Use that Friendslist, you'll be glad you met every one of them when it's all over. Duoing this NM is extremely risky no matter how much evasion you have (capped or uncapped), It's a good idea to keep a NIN or another THF friend close by or on-call.

My succesful experience went like so:
75THF/NIN *unmerited* (mithra, me)
75THF/NIN *Eva merited & capped (elvaan)
75WHM/BLM (taru)
70WHM/SMN (elvaan)

For my server this NM seems to be camped constantly, and too my luck the day i had off for camping this NM he took far longer than his spawn window to come out and play. I think 7 or 8hrs after window opened he finally spawned (due to lack of wind weather the entire time I believe). By this point all the other campers called it a day and left, leaving my group alone and giving us a chance to kill manties while we waited. about 20mins before we were all about to call it a day and just give up wind weather popped up, then double wind weather shortly after, and Kreutzet with it. I was cooking eggs in the kitchen at the time while my roomate (WHM) was chillin and curing while my other THF friend killed manties. All day they were scaring me (campers edge) by yelling and doing <call>s and saying "WIND WIND!!" only to my dismay to find they were kidding and trying to give me a cornary. But for the first time I didn't believe them, I finished cooking my eggs and returned to my terminal to find Kreutzet @ 89% hp. you can only imagine my surprise at this point, and i dont know where those eggs went after that.

Kreutzet began spamming stormwind and triple attack not long after 50% hp and we took a hefty damage scare and my THF friend went down around 10% hp left. WHM took hate and zoned while the other WHM just got back up from R3. I prity much soloed the last 10% w/o too much trouble. During the entire fight the WHM was saying "this F###ing bird better drop this dagger" and luckily it did. and the Very next day we were out there and got my friends dagger for him as well. That makes me 2/2 on this NM. I've been told he's a 1/3 chance drop so i'm either one lucky a$$ THF or somebody likes me up there.

My best advise is once you get this NM, dont get cocky the first 50% hp on him is a cake walk compaired the last 50%. So count those shadows or you'll be counting failures.
Santa brought me a Kukri
# Dec 25 2006 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Well, I wrote a big long post about this but pressed escape and lost it... somehow. Anyway, I got my Sirroco Kukri for Christmas this year.

Beerbeer 75BLM/WHM
Papanpopan 75THF/NIN
Templeton 75THF/NIN

Thank you guys. Was a glorious fight. Pap and I said merry Christmas and lotted. I'll be there with him til he gets his.

I'm 1/2 on the Kukri and ive fought it 7 times, losing it to it one way or another the other 5 claims.

The joy brought tears to my eyes.
Ifrit 75 THF(MAX) 75 NIN
noob sauce
# Dec 25 2006 at 2:22 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
i hate you all, there is no such thing as THF3 or TH4 or anything. its just TH2+1 or 2 or whatever... dont be a noob
Dontkare, Fenrir
52BLM, 29WHM, 26SMN, 20BST, 15NIN, yadda yadda yadda
BLM profile http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/profile_eg.html?char=158524
having a rough time with this bird.
# Dec 21 2006 at 7:45 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
OK so this is an on-again-off-again thing with Kreutzet here for me. I mean, it's been at least a year since the first time I saw him. I dont know how many times I've been in his prescence, but I've managed to position myself in a fight with him a total of 4 times now.

Most of the time I just watch someone kill it. I've never seen anyone lose to it except myself Lol. First time I saw him I was doing something else... ZM mission or something i dont remember. But he was up and we wiped very quickly; I had no idea he was that hard. I wasnt exactly a tanking thf at that point.

Second time i fought him I'd say we had a shot on paper, if we coulda got started right. 75THF 75THF 75WHM. I don't know, possibly stretching it but my buddy was gonna just use SA and TA and be ready to backup if i died. Fight went like this:

"Should we make a plan?"
"mmm, lemme get hate and then just support."
White Mage casts Reraise III.
<Kreutzet spawns>
White Mage casts Flash on the Kreutzet.
White Mage is 2 shotted.
White Mage uses Reraise III.
White Mage casts Reraise III again.
White Mage casts Haste on Templeton.
Kreutzet readies Stormwind.
White Mage dies again.
You get the idea. It went on a little longer than that but we didnt win :D

Well, I didnt go back for a while because, quite frankly, I was scared of this NM. But when i got the itch again I came with friends. Lots of them. Way too many friends. They were in and out of my alliance all day. Most of the people heading to the camp to help me had never fought Kreutzet before. When he spawned i was nearly asleep and a PT member claimed him and brought him over.

Well, I have to say. I was in great shape. Once we got all the melees moved back to wait for the final push at 20%, I was rolling along. I'd been training and aquiring gear for a long time and it was paying off. I was pwning Kreutzet. I had like 2 RDMs a WHM and a host of melees to two hour, I was sitting pretty. Right? We had it at about 50%.

<Connection Lost>

Dialup internet took a big crap on me right then and it took me a good 2 minutes to get back on and into the game. When I logged in there were two ppl left out of the whole 9 person alliance. I got an invite and Kreutzet hit us all with Stormwind right off the bat, killing the last remaining RDM. The PLD that was left cured me and went down from a peck to the face. Well, he was at 15%. I couldnt finish. No way.

I didnt really take that experience well. We had been camping for a really long time.. 6 hours or something. I wasn't prepared for the heartbreak after I thought I was going to win.

Took a long time off from the camp again. I've done a lot of merits by this time. I have the new abilities and some pretty decent gear. Well, I got TOD earlier today; stumbled upon this amazing JP RDM soloing it. Hung around the area doing my best to solo Manticores, which is my new most challenging mob. Sometimes they Heat Breath me and I run like a Frenchman. Anyway, window came and went and I knew Kreutzet was coming. At the last minute an old friend offered to come as 71WHM to help me duo it. Watersday began and about 10 minutes later wind pops and the bird with it.

My buddy is near the Outpost when i see Kreutzet pop. None of the 4 people standing around go for it. So I decide to wait for my friend. Well he arrived with 75%ish MP and I was like, worried wind weather might despawn, so I claimed and went at it. I stole Feather Barrier from Kreutzet on his first TP move and that made the first 50% of the battle so easy I just wasnt touched. I was really giddy at that point and I think my tanking went a bit sloppy as a result. I did take some damage here and there and at one point got Scratched. The one Triple Attack came when I had 3 shadows up. Unfortunately, Kreutzet used Stormwind somewhat after this, while my WHM was first trying to regain MP, interrupting him and hurting us both really badly.. He enfeebed a lot at the start and we began to run out of MP early. At that point Kreutzet was at about 40% and he was using TP moves much more regularly. We began to struggle when my stolen Evasion Boost wore off. I was successfully using Bloody Bolts on him, which surprised me, but I've invested heavily in ranged acc gear. But this made counting shadows a little harder, and I made some critical mistakes.

We rallied when I disengaged, used Perfect Dodge, and began Bloody Bolting some health back. Along with Regen III I made it back to 100% and was tanking ok. We were around 10% and I must say I started getting tells from someone at this point and it really was a distraction, I was trying to decided if I should ask them to come help me, but I figured it was too late. At anyrate, I lost some measure of concentration and I started taking TP moves with shadows down. WHM ran out of MP really quickly after that. I took a Scratch, a Spike... I was in trouble.

I'd say the worst thing I started doing was trying to use Dancing Edge when I shoulda been watching my shadows. Once Kreutzet is spamming TP when he gets it, you need to have shadows up much more carefully than early in the battle. I think if I had taken 1 less TP move from him we woulda won; a Dancing Edge and a couple hits after woulda finished him. Can't rush the end of the fight.

I took this defeat much better I think. I'm looking forward to fighting him again. If I had had a BRD or a RDM in addition to the WHM, it would have been really easy. I want to thank Yoyosendak, who played his brothers 71WHM character to the very edge of its ability and I was really excited to have made such a strong effort with him.

I'm going to keep trying. Next I'll be whining about the drop rate I'm sure, but at this point I just want to see "Templeton defeats the Kreutzet."
Ifrit 75 THF(MAX) 75 NIN
# Nov 25 2006 at 7:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Got my dagger this morning. I got the ToD on him on him during the friday night and came back on the saturday with company. The party was me, thf 71, rdm 75, drk 75 and nin 75. Kreutzet popped about 2½h into his window and we sucessfully claimed. The battle was rough since rdm didn't had mp and had to waste vert right away but we held him off. He used Stormwind combo 2 times and Triple Attack 3 or 4 times. The drk died when he was about 10% and the nin had a hard time since rdm was healing on the last funds. Eventually we brought him down with all of us in the yellow or red zone, and we got the drop. I'm 1/1 on him now, gl to all of you else.

- Ishandris on Ragnarok.
# Nov 24 2006 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
0/2 on this Knife with my own personal TH3.

I think its Karma...cuz I went 1/1 on Thief Knife. Why SE!? ;;
Depht of Fairy
75 THF / 75 BLM / 75 RDM / 75 BRD
# Dec 05 2006 at 3:17 PM Rating: Default
115 posts
i share your pain.... i have TH4 now... this bird gonna go down....

0/2 on sirroco....

1/1 on thief knife... :/
Morwenna~SYLPH~R10 Windhurst~Mithra

94.8+2 Cooking


TH4: O

1/1 Sozu Rogberry
Thank you soily!!!
# Oct 19 2006 at 12:54 AM Rating: Good
88 posts
After reading Soily's post and watching the video, I managed to convince some of my LS to log in cape terrigan before yesterday's maintenance.

First wind weather popped around 1h 30min after the servers went back up and i ran out into the spawn area despirately looking for him. No sign, then about 20 seconds into the weather it popped beside me at the right hand side of I-8. I quickly pulled and legged it back to camp. My friends were still tied up with a cockatrice at the time, but i couldn't take the risk of someone else claiming or him despawning. So hit perfect dodge and let it swing at me until they were ready.

The fight was a bit scrappy at first as our mages weren't rested and it took a little while for our tank (75pld/nin) to establish hate. Once i had landed a TA+DE on him, the bird didn't move and we slowly wittled it down. Notes on the fight: as soily mentioned it likes to spam stormwind in 3s, so try to keep any mages away from the fight (i took quite a beating from that move). His evasion was quite high and i was stuggling a little to hit it consistently as a thf70 even with sushi. Our pld/nin tanked it no problem, although i think he would have dropped if he'd had war subbed.

You find a Sirocco kukri on Kreutzet. WOOT 1/1!!! It was a full moon (98%), which probably helped!

Just wanted to say a big thank you to my LS, AncientParadise, and to soily as your post inspired me to head down there.


Drwatson 70thf /nin /war

Drwatson thf75 - nin75 - blm75 - sam63
Alchemy 100+2
thf - 3 str, 8 dagger, 5 triple att, 4 crit, 3 SA, 2 TA, 3 Assassin's charge, 2 feint, 1 aura steal.
blm - 2 int, 8 ele skill, 2 enfeeb skill, 5 thunder pot, 5 ice pot, 6 MP, 3 burst II, 2 freeze II, 1 tornado II
nin - 4 katana, 4 evasion
Thank you soily!!!
# Oct 21 2006 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
Congratulations :D
I'm really happy if my post & video were useful ^_^ Thanks a lot for the feedback!

I hope you enjoy your new dagger as much as I enjoy mine (and I sure love it :D )

Good luck to all the other thieves who are trying to get this great weapon!
Soily ~ Unicorn
THF75 ~ NIN 75 ~ BRD 75
Videos : http://soily.filefront.com
# Oct 15 2006 at 4:32 AM Rating: Decent
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he is sleepable. I sleep it a lot of time as bard with no resist.
Due it with my GameBF 2 time already kinda fun fight......
0/3 for my bf poor Shuyen

Somehow we know excact day he will pop!!! That will keep secret for a while untill he get the dagger XD
<>I'm Sorry<>
# Oct 16 2006 at 3:31 PM Rating: Good
405 posts
Uh....it's already known when he pops in general. With the ToD and weather NPC you can narrow it down pretty well. Besides, it's kind of unlikely someone on your server will come here, read how, and then go camp it against you the same time you are.

Also, you fought it two times but you're 0/3? I don't understand.
Information about Kreutzet
# Sep 30 2006 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
All right! I finally obtained my Sirocco Kukri after camping this stupid bird MANY times >_< Most of the times, I was just camping it to get ToD in order to come back later with people to help me.. Anyway, I'll share my camping experiences with you...

First of all, I wanna say that I agree with "Changoiscrazyforbananas" when he says that this NM is more annoying than Sozu Rogberry (Thief's Knife), because you can't solo it, unlike Sozu, and it's always annoying to waste other people's time for a NM >_< And especially since it can take a LONG time before Kreutzet spawns, even if you know ToD (see below)...

So... Kreutzet pops in Cape Terrigan, in the square area full of Manticores and Cockatrices near the northern zone to Valley Of Sorrows (I-8). He detects by sight, like all great birds, and has true sight. Be careful.

Kreutzet will only spawn during wind weather (and probably double wind weather too but I never saw it myself). He will also despawn pretty much immediately when the wind weather disappears, if he is not claimed (or chasing anyone). Don't worry if you're fighting him, he won't depop ^^

His next pop window will open 9 hours after his last death or despawn. When his pop window is open, he will pop when wind weather is up. From my experience, he often spawns during the first wind weather after 9 hours, but not always. I've seen him several times (including the day when I got my dagger) pop on the second wind weather too, and it could be more than that too. It seems that he can spawn during any wind weather during the first 3 hours of the pop window, then after 3 hours he will definitely spawn during the next wind weather.

Now, about the fight... Kreutzet uses regular Great Bird attacks, including : Feather Barrier (Eva Boost), the very dangerous Triple Attack (can be deadly, take care), Gliding Spike, Scratch (damage + blind), and the annoying Stormwind, which is Kreutzet's speciality. Stormwind is an AOE attack that removes all shadows and does wind damage. However, unlike normal birds, when Kreutzet uses Stormwind, he will ALWAYS use it 3 times in a row. ALWAYS. So, be sure not to recast Utsusemi before the third Stormwind. Make sure your mage(s) are out of AOE range too.

This NM isn't too hard and can be duo'd without much trouble by a blink tank (THF or NIN) and a healer. Bringing more people would help killing it faster and more easily though. Someone who can dispel is recommended (Aura Steal can help too), to remove the annoying Feather Barrier. He has fairly high evasion, even without the Eva bonus. When I fought him as NIN, I think he didn't resist my Ninjutsu debuffs, but it seems that Slow was hard to stick for a WHM friend (dunno about his skill level).
Be careful if you have many melee characters to help you, it can be a disadvantage : giving too much TP to Kreutzet might make him spam (triple) Stormwind, and since it's an AOE attack, it will drain your healers' MP to cure everyone.

NB: I've seen several fights during which Kreutzet didn't use Stormwind at all.

Camping tips:
~ There's a weather checker NPC for the Cape Terrigan zone in Rabao. He's a taru and his name is Amaja-Kumaja (or something like that), and he's located near the Nomad Moogles (on the left). He will tell you the weather forecast for Cape Terrigan for the next 3 in-game days. If he predicts windy weather, you might be lucky... If he doesn't talk about wind at all (sun, clouds...), well, that's too bad, you will probably have to wait for a long time... -_- However (and unfortunately), you need to be ready all the time, even if the taru says that the weather will be sunny, because there is always a possibility to have wind weather, even for a few minutes, and Kreutzet may pop during this time. And that's the real problem with this NM. Sometimes you can wait for hours and hours, without any wind weather at all.

~ It seems that his pop window opens after maintenances. I camped him 3 times after maintenances, and he popped during first wind weather twice, and during second wind once. You know where to /logout before October Version Update ;)

This NM is annoying, but don't give up! This dagger is really worth it!

You can find a video of my last fight against Kreutzet here, when I got the dagger: http://soily.filefront.com
Pretty long fight since I was the only melee, and we had no Dispel to remove the Eva boost. I tried to dispel it with Aura Steal but I used it too quickly so it failed D: Oh well ^^ {Found it!} {Sirocco Kukri} /dance


Edited, Sep 30th 2006 at 6:22pm PDT by Soily
Soily ~ Unicorn
THF75 ~ NIN 75 ~ BRD 75
Videos : http://soily.filefront.com
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