Vana'diel Bestiary: Mictlantecuhtli  

Found in:Abyssea-Tahrongi
Job:Black Mage
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Detects by Sound
  • Detects by Low HP
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Earth
  • Strong against Ice
  • Strong against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
  • Strong against Wind
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Sat Mar 26 07:33:29 2011

Mictlantecuhtli Picture

Contents [hide]

General Information

  • Will not initially become aggroed unless the "puller" acts on Mictlantecuhtli multiple times.

  • Will absorb damage dealt to it depending on the situation that the damage is being dealt.

    • Magic spells will heal it if it is casting a spell.

    • Physical attacks will heal it if it is not casting a spell.

    • Ranged attacks using a bow will heal it if the attack is a critical.

    • Ranged attacks using a crossbow or gun will heal it if the attack is not a critical.

  • Mictlantecuhtli takes approximately 200-300% more physical damage than normal. Does not take an increased amount of magic damage.

  • Possesses a potent Fast Cast job trait.

    • The Fast Cast trait is not always active, activating on spells at random.

  • Will "rage" after 60 minutes have past since it was first claimed, becoming highly resistant to debuffs and an increase in potency to physical and magical attacks.

  • Immune to Bind, Gravity, and Sleep. Susceptible to Stun, Slow, and Paralysis.

Mictlantecuhtli's Special Attacks

  • Black Magic - Mictlantecuhtli is capable of casting all spells available to a level 75 Black Mage.

    • Mictlantecuhtli's Drain spell is extremely potent.

  • Danse Macabre: Single target Charm effect.

  • Silence Seal: AoE Silence effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Envoutement: Single target physical damage.

  • Final Revolution: AoE Magic damage.

  • Memento Mori: Self target Magic Attack bonus. (Effect can be dispelled).

Historical Information

In Aztec mythology, Mictlantecuhtli (meaning "Lord of Mictlan") was a god of the dead and the king of Mictlan (Chicunauhmictlan), the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld. He was one of the principal gods of the Aztecs and was the most prominent of several gods and goddesses of death and the underworld. The worship of Mictlantecuhtli sometimes involved ritual cannibalism, with human flesh being consumed in and around the temple

He was depicted as a blood-spattered skeleton or a person wearing a toothy skull. Although his head was typically a skull, his eye sockets did contain eyeballs. His headdress was shown decorated with owl feathers and paper banners, and he wore a necklace of human eyeballs, while his earspools were made from human bones. He was not the only Aztec god to be depicted in this fashion, as numerous other deities had skulls for heads or else wore clothing or decorations that incorporated bones and skulls. In the Aztec world, skeletal imagery was a symbol of fertility, health and abundance, alluding to the close symbolic links between death and life. He was often depicted wearing sandals as a symbol of his high rank as Lord of Mictlan. His arms were frequently depicted raised in an aggressive gesture, showing that he was ready to tear apart the dead as they entered his presence. In the Aztec codices Mictlantecuhtli is often depicted with his skeletal jaw open to receive the stars that descend into him during the daytime.

According to Aztec legend, the twin gods Quetzalcoatl and Xolotl were sent by the other gods to steal the bones of the previous generation of gods from Mictlantecuhtli. The god of the underworld sought to block Quetzalcoatl's escape with the bones and, although he failed, he forced Quetzalcoatl to drop the bones, which were scattered and broken by the fall. The shattered bones were collected by Quetzalcoatl and carried back to the land of the living, where the gods transformed them into the various races of mortals.

Final Fantasy XI

Category: Final Fantasy XI
This page last modified 2011-04-20 15:22:47.

Send a correction

Free account required to post

You must log in or create an account to post messages.