Vana'diel Bestiary: Phorusrhacos  

Family:Greater Bird
Found in:Western Altepa Desert
Level:57 - 60
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Pursues by Scent
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Wind
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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# Apr 06 2007 at 6:05 AM Rating: Decent
i am rdm 70 and i kill it easy but i got 40 exp so its a lil harder than ep it wher almost decent
# Jul 10 2008 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
88 posts
Too Easy! I raped this bird easily as 75 WHM with 37 BLM as my subjob! They are easy prey low evasion and barely touched me. I didn't even need to use stoneskin. All I did was use regen III and that is all and melee'd it to death. My question is that it says it has 9 spawns in that desert I only found two in the whole entire desert so I think there might be some hiding in the secret entrance to quicksands and the very bottom of the map. However, 7 spawn points over there I seriously doubt it is that many.
# Dec 08 2006 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
all greater birds but simurgh and roc i think are all immune to sleep
Name- Solan
Race- Elvaan
Jobs- DRG-75 | WAR-61 | BRD-19
Server- Quetzalcoatzl
Linkshells- N/A
Retired :(
um where
# Dec 01 2006 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
where are these guys in the desert like what pos ._. i need to know
# Nov 22 2005 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
180 posts
These birds hurt mages, like ow.
This thing resisted Elemental Seal Sleepga II. I think they are immune to sleep, ><
And yes they do track by scent, or by close rangeness or something. It chased me all the way to Kuftal tunnel, where it slaughtered me, and for some reason it didn't attack the person who was actually attacking/sleeping. I guess it chased me because I was closest? I dunno.
# Oct 20 2005 at 9:24 PM Rating: Good
586 posts
I think there's a mistake on this page. Unless this bird is different than other greater bird types i've fought, it shouldn't track by scent. Hide works on perytons in VoS.
Dremen - Elvaan
Nation: Bastok R10 Alexander
Main: 75 - PLD BRD WHM NIN
Merits: 48
Valor:5/5 Bard:0/5 Cleric:3/5 Koga:2/5
Claimed Linkshell
# Oct 12 2005 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
EP to my 75RNG, took it down fairly easy, since RNG's are good vs birds my slugs gave 900-1,1k while melee'ing.
Found It
# Dec 31 2004 at 5:49 AM Rating: Excellent
28 posts
This guy conned EP to me at 74 and he spawns around G-7. Easy fight but he resisted sleep 2 times so I couldn't SATA ~ Savage Blade him. :( 16 xp no drop
RE: Found It
# Jan 10 2005 at 4:57 AM Rating: Default
3,640 posts
EP at lvl 74? that's hard to believe, i'm level 64 and it's EP to me now.

i killed it easily as a bst.
RE: Found It
# Apr 03 2006 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
307 posts
It's been said before but I'll say it again, at higher levels things stay ep for longer than you'd expect. The reason being the see an adventurer and think: Lunch!
●I has a Dalmatica :D●
RE: Found It
# Apr 15 2005 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
of course it was easy... you are a bst

btw bst rock
# Sep 18 2004 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
514 posts
Run away? It probably checks even match or less to him.
Slum beautiful.
Ow My Utsusemi!
# Aug 11 2004 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
195 posts
Just a note: these fellas double- and triple-attack (apparently) frequently. I had to recast Utsusemi two to three times more often than versus any other mob I have faced... oh, and i wasn't the main tank, either. =p
# Aug 05 2004 at 9:18 PM Rating: Default
259 posts
the poor invisible taru..RUN AWAY!!!

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