Vana'diel Bestiary: Antican Praefectus  

Found in:Quicksand Caves
Found at Location:J - 12
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Earth
Updated: Wed Jul 22 07:20:16 2009

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DRG solo
# Apr 08 2010 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
Saw him while running around as 73drg/whm. Decided to give it a shot. He killed me the first time after I got him to about 30% because he got in a lucky critical hit for over 200 then did Magnetite Cloud for over 300 right after I hit red and before healing breath went off. I had reraise on so I got back up and rested until weakness went away. I rebuffed and went straight back at him and eventually took him down. He's not that hard at as 73drg/whm but it takes a while due to his high amount of HP and high defense. Just watch your HP and make sure your spells don't get interrupted. No drop but I did get 3k gil and some exp.
Guy sucks...
# Nov 17 2007 at 6:28 AM Rating: Decent
627 posts
KK, so I went and tried this guy out the other night. I being a 68 DRG/WHM thought what the ****, I'll give it a shot.

I started off with over 100 TP so that I could WS as soon as I got next to him. I could tell it wasn't going to go well when I WS'd and my Penta only did 600 damage to him, and that didn't even dent his health bar. That was almost half of what my usual Pentas do to a Princeps, so this guys defense is alot higher then any Princeps. And that's about as high as my Pentas got as well.

This guy was hitting me for 100-180 per hit. And he was connecting alot, I think he only missed 3-4 times the whole fight.

I got him down to a little under 50% health before I got killed. I ran out of MP, and my 2 hour didn't help with him. If I had a few Yag Drinks with a few hi pots, I could have made it through this fight. As the only reason I died was due to lack of MP. I used nearly all of my MP on HB III's, so basically @ 68 my Wyvern healed me a total of 2900 HP out of 90 something MP. As I used Regen to start off the fight and used a Divine Seal + Cure 3 on myself. And starting off with 1137 HP with this guy isn't sh*t to him @ 68.

I didn't try any enfeebles as I was just trying to stay alive using my Dia as a HB III trigger constantly.

But he does allow enough time to cast whatever is needed. So Blink, Utse, whatever you'll have enough time inbetween his swings to cast whatever you need to.
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# Aug 29 2007 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
3,969 posts
so while camping for shaman's cloak I kill the ph for this guy between signifer pops and while not paying much attention I pull what I thought was the ph and start fighting (73nin/whm at the time) and im whittling away his hp and start thinking, wow this ph sure is taking a while to kill, and he seems to be a little more accurate than normal. I check his name, antican praefectucs, ok this is a normal guy right? wtf? then I think.. oh wait its the NM! lol. I was panicing because I thought I was going to mis the repop of the signifer or possibly that NM (which I really cared about) only took a few minutes to get this guy, even after he got 2 Cure IVs off -_- but I was hitting him pretty hard so it wasnt too bad and I was able to interupt his next one and paralyze took care of his 4th attempt. When he went invincible I just spun the wheel and he went down. all he dropped was ore and a pauldron :( And I made it back in time for signifer, which one kill later popper centurio X-II sadly he didnt drop the cloak either :( (and he was much harder than this NM)
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# Nov 17 2007 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
627 posts
Lienna the Sly wrote:
centurio X-II sadly he didnt drop the cloak either :( (and he was much harder than this NM)

KK, it's Centurio X-I. And Centurio is vastly easier than this guy.

Being a 68 DRG/WHM, I roll over Centurio X-I without even thinking about it. This guy has actually defense unlike Centurio X-I. You are full of it when you say that this guy was easier than Centurio. >.>
~I am thee Anti-God~
Former Mega Boss of ValiantKnights(VK) of Bismarck. It makes me so proud even to this day, that anyone involved with VK, still calls me Mega Boss. Dirant, Sirbob and Neoyurikraz, I love you guys. It makes a grown man humble, to think that his ideas made you all back him til the end and even til this day. I miss those memories we made, and I truly miss you guys. I hope everyone involved with that shell, is insanely happy in their lives(even those I hate n BL'ed(Ladysorrow).
# Jan 31 2008 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
444 posts
Centurio is vastly easier than this guy.

qft. Solo'd both today as a SAM75 (sub WAR) out of boredom, and came across this NM first. It was a long fight and a lot closer than I would have thought from a lvl 65 NM especially since he hits a heck of a lot harder than any other PLD I've ever seen (averages between 100-130 a shot) but, thankfully, his accuracy was terrible and he attacked rather slowly. Finished the fight with 530/1444 HP and no drop >.>

Centurio X-I, on the other hand, only made me sweat when he began casting Freeze but a quick Tachi: Gekko put the kibosh on that. Solo'd him with 1215/1444 remaining.
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Just killed him
# Feb 13 2007 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
802 posts
Just soloed this guy as a 75 mnk/nin. Was actually surprised at how hard he hit me, I was getting smacked for 100-130 dmg a shot,but he missed quite often, had no trouble casting Ichi if Ni wasn't up. Still, it took a little while to wear him down, even with a Couerl Sub and maxed h2h merits, that PLD defense is just that good. NO Save the Queen, but I did get a Robe and a Mythril Ore from him, as well as 45 Exp and 3000 gil.
incorrect title
# Dec 15 2006 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
688 posts
The title information is INCORRECT.

The title Praefectus Castrorum is gained by purchasing a Republic Aketon from the Rank 10 Bastok CP List.
How Far FFXI has come...
# Oct 10 2006 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
no title for me
# Aug 27 2006 at 1:46 AM Rating: Decent
53 posts
Either there's a glitch, or it doesn't give the title anymore. Just killed it, and my title didn't change at all.
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BST solo
# Jun 09 2006 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
766 posts
Fairly easy solo as a 75 BST/WHM. I fed CourierCarrie twice, but the second was probably a waste. He only hit CC for 25-30 with Scissor Guard up. CC hit him for 100-120 apiece. I soloed a link while CC beat on him, thankfully nobody was around to steal it when he turned yellow.

Dropped Pauldron, Ore, 45 limit points and 6K gil.
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# May 31 2006 at 11:12 PM Rating: Excellent
125 posts
Killed him today while camping Centurio X-I. No drop, but an easy fight (I'm THF75/NIN37, and my friend with me was SAM70/THF35). About the only time I lost shadows was when he cast spells on me...that weren't interrupted. No drop, though.

Edit: Confirmed that you receive no title from killing him. I walked in a Total Loser, and I walked out a Total Loser.

Edited, Thu Jun 1 10:02:26 2006
Seraph Server
# Apr 06 2006 at 7:30 PM Rating: Excellent
25 posts
ScaRY >o.O<
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Pop rate
# Mar 05 2006 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know how often he pops
# Mar 04 2006 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
495 posts
Soloed this thing the other day as a 71 MNK. It used invincible really early in the fight, at about 80%+ HP remaining which surprised me a bit. It hit me for about 50-80 dmg, used the standard spells as Princeps do such as protect, shell, flash, and banish. It's a fairly strong enemy mainly because of the job pld.

I'm guessing you should bring 2 65+ jobs to beat it, but this seems like one of those NMs you never expect to fight, you just stumble upon and take a chance at it like I did, lol!
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# Jan 26 2006 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
137 posts
Solo'd this big guy as brd/nin at 75 with an add the whole time =\ He's not that hard just uses cure4 a lot near the end. Doesn't resist Lullaby, Elegy, or Finale. Bring Echo Drops.
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pop time?
# Jan 19 2006 at 1:09 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
wtf....i camped here for 4 hrs killing all ants and never saw this dude...whats his pop time???

edit: i left after 7 hrs with no sign of him

Edited, Thu Jan 19 13:54:30 2006
# Oct 05 2005 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
how is drop rate?
No title gained
# Aug 21 2005 at 10:17 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
Hmm, killed this today as 68 RDM/BLM with a 70 RDM/WHM friend and we got no title from killing it. Also got no sword to show for it, but you do get 6000g split amongst your party members upon his death.

According to this site the title shown on here is for spending CP if you're a Bastoker.
# Jul 22 2005 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Ran across him , while looking for a coffer. He raped me, He resisted my sleep on first try :( , that was all I wrote.
fun fight.
# Mar 13 2005 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
499 posts
just duo'd it with lv68 THF/NIN and lv64 WHM/BLM. fun fight. it took 15 minutes to kill it. only i was meleeing it because we couldn't afford to have the whm silenced.

my dagger swings were doing around 15 damage a hit. his sword swings were doing around 150 a hit.

the WHM didn't have capped enfeeble but was able to stick silence every single time he casted it. the only problem was that silence wore after 5 seconds. same thing with paralyze. slow stuck nicely, though.

when it got down to the end, i basically used dancing edge as a 'stun' so it couldn't cast cure IV on itself.

yeah.. we got a mythril ore for our efforts.
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Typical PLD Defense
# Mar 08 2005 at 12:05 PM Rating: Good
122 posts
We took this NM out after recently defeating Centurio X-I for the LS Leader (Speck and his shiny new cloak - congratz). Once we killed Centurio and got the drop I suggested going and trying our hand at this guy, and I knew he wasn't going to be a pushover at our level. Party setup was 60NIN(me), 61RDM, 56RDM, 56RDM, 55PLD, 60BLM. This fight was tougher then Centurio due to the incredible amount of DEF he has, and the fact that he used Invincible 1/3 into the fight. It took approximately 5 mins to drop him. Very exciting fight, unfortunately no STQ. Have the fight recorded, and hopefully have it encoded and ready for viewing soon. Thanks for letting me ramble, ^_~
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very easy
# Feb 07 2005 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
124 posts
we killed it twice last night. STQ dropped on the second kill
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# Jan 21 2005 at 4:04 AM Rating: Decent
95 posts
Killed it this morning with a group of 3 65s (DRK, BLM, PLD[myself]). It wasn't a hard fight in any sense, but it wasn't a pushover. We'd been killing anticans for about 2 hours allready and were 1-shottig most everything with Swift Blade > SATA Cross Reaper (doing well over 2k total most of the time) and we decided to set up the fight with that. I kinda wanted to use cover at some point, seeing as how I was fighting a mob in order to improve the cover skill (made sense) so the fight went as such:

Build up 300% TP for both the DRK and I without using any mana. The BLM heals us when we're done then rests all his mana. Pull the NM, have the DRK use a few of the normal absorb spells, the BLM elemental debuff a few times, then get rocking.

Open up with Swift Blade then a Last Resort/Soul Eater/SA/TA/Cross Reaper > Darkness, and then burst. We ended up railing him for about half of his health with that one skillchain and obviously the DRK really really really ****** it off. Flash, run over, cover, invincible (at this time he invincibled also so we had a nice stalemate going) I voke, heal, flash, do whatever I can to pull hate back off the DRK (Invincible didn't cut it).

We basically then just held out until we had 100% TP again and then did the same skillchain, the BLM 2-houred and started spamming Blizzard 3 and Waterga 3 and it dropped in about 2 minutes of total fighting.

Overall we spent about 2 hours inside camping. No sword dropped.

Edited, Fri Jan 21 04:04:33 2005
wipe out
# Dec 31 2004 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Fri Dec 31 03:47:14 2004
wipe out
# Dec 31 2004 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent
well, the pt I was in decided to camp where this thing popped, and we were rocking so we decided to take it on. Mind you, we were all lv 50s. It clobbered us. Our thf pulled it away from us and died in the process. As it turns out, two other members of our pt had lv 75 rdms. So after a quick trip to rabao, they returned and wiped the floor with him. no drop though
# Dec 08 2004 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Killed this mob the Other day, Seemed a real easy fight. Had myself 75pld, a whm 73, and a 67rdm. I believe a 75 could solo this in a decent fight.
and a few others

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# Dec 03 2004 at 1:35 PM Rating: Good
160 posts
I'm like 0/9 on him. I think the smallest party I've killed him in was a 65 whm 65 rdm (me) and a lvl 70 Drg. I went sub drk so we could skillchain distortion. WHM just healed and DRG and I bounced hate. I also tried as 65 RDM/BLM with a 65 PLD. We just couldn't do enough damage to him so the same DRG and a WHM (from our LS) ended up coming out to help mid battle (Yay for sleep).

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# Nov 30 2004 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
499 posts
I beat this guy a couple days ago with a 60 RNG, 60 WAR, 63 WAR, 61 RDM, and myself, a 60 PLD. Wasn't a very easy fight. He silenced us after I got one or two cures off. After that he just wailed on me hardcore. The ranger pulled the hate off of me when I had 46 HP left.(and I was poisoned). The two warriors then took the hate off of the RNG. The RDM's silence dropped, he cured me, I took back the hate. He died shortly after that. No drop, I was kind of sad. I started off the fight with Invincible for kicks - I didn't expect him to hit as hard as he did.
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2 can do it
# Nov 07 2004 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
204 posts
72 Pld and 56 Blm just took this thing out waiting for different NMto pop both used 2hr towards end. Good fight great team work.
# Oct 20 2004 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Is this a quest? can i spawn him? or do i just camp him? and If its nt just camping how do i get him ;p thanks
# Oct 03 2004 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
correction on post below, the items dropped were off Centurio X-I which was nearby. I keep getting confused. This guy only dropped Mythril ore and the pauldron for me.
# Oct 03 2004 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Killed this mob 3 times as 73rdm/blm. First time I soloed it, other 2 times with my friend 73blm/whm. When I soloed it, I had to melee this mob cause someone was watching and probaly waiting for me to die and take it. It was a tough fight and my hp went down to about 200-300 at times and had to convert twice. I hardly did any damage to him being a pld and half the time, I was casting stoneskin, paralyze and draining and aspiring off a nearby worm (got hit by quake once as well coz I forgot to silence the worm). This NM isnt very hard actually because you can sleep it and nuke it like Ruby Quadav style. Only problem is that it will take a while and the other Antican Hastatus will pop during that time and also chance of getting the mob stolen. Did not get the sword but got Stone 3, Adaman ore and the usual Antican stuff. Would not solo him again, waste of time since the sword has a low drop rate from what I heard.

Edited, Sun Oct 3 15:41:49 2004
Decent challenge
# Oct 01 2004 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
164 posts
I solo this guy on a regular basis as a 68 nin, Kurayami + Blade: Retsu makes him seem a little weak, just bring 1-2 echo drops and you're fine, but still haven't got SVQ yet

Edited, Fri Oct 1 17:49:33 2004
# Sep 22 2004 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
46 posts
Easy kill

Dropped STQ
Save the Queen
# Aug 01 2004 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Just killed it...

66 PLD (Nafoi)
66 THF (Arsanos)
65 RDM (Nelaya

Save the Queen

Edited, Sun Aug 1 21:37:35 2004
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RE: Save the Queen
# Aug 30 2004 at 10:24 PM Rating: Default
138 posts
yeah but naf died =P
/em had to raise their dead paladin.
# Jul 30 2004 at 4:50 PM Rating: Good
342 posts
We killed this NM last night for fun:

60 drk
61 whm
6? rdm (mid to upper 60's dont remember)
63 sam

He was tough, but then again all PLD type mobs are pains. RDM tanked with stoneskin/phalanx. SAM and DRK drew hate, but RDM subbed WAR for provoke. Our RDM cured for most of the battle, and when he the Ant fired off Invince, our BLM went to town. Tough battle, a few close calls...but all were avoidable. We'll be back ('.')b
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RE: yar
# Jul 30 2004 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
346 posts
hehe. I was the BLM in Dakin's party. it was a good fight. A little rough with 4 people though. Came back today with this setup:
THF/WHM (???)
all over 60

He was easy this time. No drop this time either. Apparently, we "stole" it from a 69 RDM who stood in front of the door to the room and watched us buff up, kill the add next to it, then claim.

It was an interesting argument over auto-trans, but eventually, he just told me that we were all terrible people. . . I was unimpressed with his understanding of how to "claim" mobs.

He had a 75 WHM there with him >_> lmao. don't understand why he didn't take it. Oh well. This NM is fun for sure! :D

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RE: yar
# Aug 18 2004 at 5:51 AM Rating: Excellent
726 posts
You on Fairy server by any chance? By and large, anyone who doesn't speak Japanese is considered an inferior being on that server... /sigh.
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4x 60...?
# Jul 26 2004 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
103 posts
I think 4x 60 might be a bit weak. Killed him last night with 70brd, 65rng, 65blm(me), 61blm, and a whm and drk in low 50s, and we didn't have a particularly easy time. It was a really fun fight though ^^. I guess a very well-prepared 4x 60 group could do it, but I do know a 70pld,70mnk,61blm group that lost to it.

Edited, Mon Jul 26 11:51:50 2004
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Ultima linkshell
# Apr 18 2004 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
121 posts
Spawns at j-12 of Quicksand Caves (enter through K-7 Eastern Altepa). Nearby Anticans as place holders.

Recommended Party: 4 x Lv. 60
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# Feb 26 2004 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
111 posts
do u realy need to be lvl 75? i mean,the sword is a lvl 65 weapon so..maybe ull make it on 65...or do u realy have to be 75 to beat this thing?
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RE: hmm
# Mar 29 2004 at 1:31 AM Rating: Default
369 posts
At L75 it would be an Even Match; you really would just need a party in the upper 60's, early 70's to kill it. Or perhaps an alliance of L65's........
# Jan 27 2004 at 7:55 PM Rating: Default
Yes...obviously this NM is strong (no need for multiple posting).
# Jan 12 2004 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
No more quadrupal posts!
The Legacy Lives On Gaara of the Grabbing Hand
# Jan 02 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
6 posts
They must be srtong.
#meepsheepseep, Posted: Jan 02 2004 at 5:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) They must be srtong.
#meepsheepseep, Posted: Jan 02 2004 at 5:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) They must be srtong.
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