Vana'diel Bestiary: Sagittarius X-XIII  

Found in:Quicksand Caves
  • Notorious Monster
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Earth
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

Sagittarius X-XIII Picture

General Info

  • NM is a lottery spawn from the Antican Princeps.
  • Respawn noramlly up to 8 hours.
  • Uses Eagle Eye Shot.
  • Has low accuracy.
  • Uses Eagle Eye Shot.

Final Fantasy XI

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Annoying, but yay.
# Jun 23 2009 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Camped for five or six hours, never spawned.
Went to sleep and left my character in the room to get ToD.

There's so much conflicting info on respawn times online (Anywhere from 5-18 hours...), so I headed back 8 hours after ToD.
12 hours after ToD, it finally spawned. Called NPC out to be safe, popped a Fish Mithkabob (What can I say, I like to be cautious), and started beating him down.
He used EES... Hit me a little under 350. <.< So that comment below about 1800+ or whatever is either a blatant lie, or the fool had Counterstance up (Which is pretty damned stupid against something you KNOW is gonna use a strong attack).

Some EXP, some gil (Forgot to mug in the excitement, damn!), two iron ores, antican robe, and the bow. ^^
26 hours and still going.. gosh im better off camping vali's
# Jan 09 2009 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
i been camping this NM for 26 hours, first pop took 14 and 1/2 hours. went to sleep for 4 hours, woke up to try camping again... its 16 hours and a half past the first pop, i doubt it popped during the 4 hours i was sleeping. so whats going on? well for one..... the maximum spawn is wrong. and i wouldn't trust anyone's minimum time at this point either.

at this point if i ever pop this thing and still need the bow im not coming back for at least 12 hours..

i could say its a waste of time.. but i got some nice drops and decent drops for some decent gil farming so meh.. but the spawn times are definitely inaccurate.

update: popped after 18 hours.

Edited, Jan 10th 2009 1:51pm by GoddessofPhoenix
Myths and facts
# Nov 13 2007 at 4:10 AM Rating: Decent
85 posts
There are several misleading posts here.
I have camped this NM several times.
In the large square room that has a centersquare pillar there will be, two antican BLM (Signifiers) two Antican War types (Hasticus) and one antican PLD
type (Princeps). The PLD carries a great sword and will cast typical PLD spells shell, cure, flash etc.
The PLD is the placeholder.
In this room will also spawn one helm beetle which has nothing to do with the NM.
Down each hall leading off of the room spawn one helm beetle per hall,fyi for the bst that want to camp this.
The best start is to kill all the other Antican mobs, and then the PLD, note the time. In 16 minutes either the NM will pop or a PLD placeholder.
12 hours seems to be the longest time between pops. I dont have reliable information on the shortest duration between spawns of the NM.
The bow drops about 20% of the time.
Several mobs drp Qsc coffer key which will get you a map from the coffer or about 11.9k gil. The coffers are in easy to reach ares with the exception of 2 drop downs. Helm beetles and sabotenders can be charmed. All anticans will link no mater your level if you are engaged in fighting one including the NM.
The NM is RNG and will EES. As a 75 rdm/blm I took no damage with Proc IV SS and phalanx up.
Good luck the bow is a fun toy.
Myths and facts
# Jan 12 2008 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
TesticularTorsion wrote:

In the large square room that has a centersquare pillar there will be, two antican BLM (Signifiers) two Antican War types (Hasticus) and one antican PLD
type (Princeps). The PLD carries a great sword and will cast typical PLD spells shell, cure, flash etc.
The PLD is the placeholder.
In this room will also spawn one helm beetle which has nothing to do with the NM.


TesticularTorsion wrote:
In 16 minutes either the NM will pop or a PLD placeholder.
12 hours seems to be the longest time between pops. I dont have reliable information on the shortest duration between spawns of the NM.

Correct on the first thing, and I wouldn't know how short of time he can be popped again. As I only come back every 12-15 hours to kill him for the 3k and possible Adaman Ore. And I can usually get him to pop every 12 or so hours.

TesticularTorsion wrote:
The bow drops about 20% of the time.
Several mobs drp Qsc coffer key which will get you a map from the coffer or about 11.9k gil. The coffers are in easy to reach ares with the exception of 2 drop downs.

I have got a smooth 12k from a coffer there before, and they don't always give gil sometimes they will drop pretty much useless gems. But 11,990 seems to be the ceiling for the most part.

Also I seriously doubt that the Bow drops 20% of the time, but then again I already got one so I wouldn't know too much about it.
# Sep 12 2007 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
This NM is a punk compared to Centurio X-I, he was too easy. So if any 75's have a hard time with this NM, you really need to get yourself checked to see what you are doing wrong.

I as a 67 DRG/WHM smoked this NM with no problem, my only worry came from his EES, which with Stoneskin up only took half my life. No worries it was an easy fix, I SJ'd swapped from my Green Beret +1 to my AF Helm, let my Wyvern have hate for a few secs while I Dia'd him for HB III, Divine Seal+ Cure 3 and I was back up to full health. All in under 15 secs :P, and proceeded to beat him down. I didn't get the bow though, I was just trying to see if I could beat him as easily as do with Centurio X-I, and he is much easier then Centurio X-I. Also I got 5 less XP from him then I did just 10 mins earlier from Centurio X-I.

Also it should be noted that I was the one who killed the PH for about 2 hours, and came back 13 hours later to find him up^^, from the first PH kill. I have no idea how long he was up before I came to see if he was, as I was camping Centurio X-I for an hour before I got that claim and decided to peek in and see.

Also as this is my 4th Ant NM I've camped from 64-67 as a DRG, I've noticed that these NM Ants like to 2 hour rather quickly from 70%-90% health, this guy was no different he 2 houred at around 75% health. Just remember Stoneskin will save you, if you are a DRG SJ will not save you from his EES shot. It goes too quickly, and unless you are lucky when you hit SJ you aren't going to avoid his EES using it. So Stoneskin is well advised for his 2 hour. But after his 2 hour, he hit's nearly as weak as Centurio X-I so melee'ing him is easy, just like if you fought any regular ant in QSC's.
# Sep 03 2007 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
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Bah, 0/1 on Lightsday. EES hit me for 441 in full DEF gear.
Not The Right LVL
# Aug 05 2007 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
This Guy Ain't No 55 He Agroos 75's Lol Fix The Lvl Alla
A Lonely SMN....
# Jul 18 2007 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
Well, I was in the QSC doing a bit of solo killing to pass the time, as a L65 SMN I was a bit annoyed when Sag popped because he made it difficult to pull the other ants around him. Eventually (he was there for over 2 hours!) I thought I would have a go. I tried to stay close and hit him so I could skill chain off my avatar, but I was not hitting him often enough to help so I retired to safe summoning distance and kitted. I didn't bother to check which would be the best avatar but I had Ifrit out so Ifrit it was. He used his mega hit twice destroying Ifrit each time, as I was at safe distance it didn't matter. I hit him with double punch every 60 seconds which did a reasonable amount of damage, but I got kinda low on MP (I only have 859 max) and I didn't have any potions or juices with me. At this point I thought 2hr, but by time I got my Astral Flow off my MP was too low so I ran in, did a quick double punch and was amazed to see him hit the dust. The summary (sorry for the pun) a level 65 summoner can solo it, maybe not easy, but no great problem. BTW I have a Loxley Bow, all I need is another 59 levels of RNG...
A Lonely SMN....
# Sep 09 2007 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
BTW I have a Loxley Bow, all I need is another 59 levels of RNG...

So your ranger is lvl negitive 3??? as the bows lvl is only lvl 57 so to lvl 59 lvls your lvling beond the lvl to use it even at lvl 1 rng. Just my two cents worth.
# Jul 04 2007 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
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He didn't two hour on me, all I did was Sidewinder, Barrage, then hit him a few more times, then another sidewinder finished him off. RNG70/NIN35. Got an Antican robe, two chunks of iron ore, the bow, and several axe skill ups.
Just Killed this guy
# Feb 13 2007 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
802 posts
Was in Quicksand caves on an NM Killing spree, and figured while I was hunting Sabotender Bailairn(NOT to be confused with Bailarina, the Duen boot NM), i figured i'd try my hand at this NM as well. I can confirm that the PH is the single Princeps in the room, as that is the only one I killed, and only once, the very next spawn Sagitarrius spawned. Unfortunately, a signifier and a hastasus linked on me, so it was a bit rougher of a fight then I had counted on, but as MNK/NIN I was still able to kill him with little to no problem. Just had to save my Ni casts for when I saw the Signifier casting Ancient Magic. Took an EES to the face for 582 Damage, dodged most of his attacks. NO drop on the Loxley bow, but I got 3x Iron ore and a Robe drop as well. Over-all a fairly easy fight for any 75 DD job that has /nin for shadows.(Or if your SAM, Seigan and Third eye would probably work nicely)
Just Killed this guy
# Jun 10 2007 at 8:25 PM Rating: Good
70 posts
So..i been wanting to get me a loxley for awhile.I camped it before on my nine and beat it no drop.So today i go back there as 75 mnk/thf and kill the beetle first then killed the ants.On next series of pops,Sagittarius pops and i chi blasted him and this is how the fight went..
chi blast for 67
hit for 134
hit for 105
counter for 109
counter for 109
hit for 182
use dodge
hit for 135
hit for 98
use boost..asuran fist for 1219
THE Sagittarius X-XIII uses Eagle Eye Shot.
Alphamale takes 1818 points of damage
Alphamale was defeated by Sagittarius X-XIII.

Thats the only damage i took and it took it all in one shot.
My hit points bfore fight was 1717,hume mnk with carbonera food.
I took it from full hp to about a lil bit more than 2/3's in a few sec's
Fortunately a 75 pt was there to finish it off to avail no drop,as usual.now that i think abou it,i may have ad couinterstance up still from fighting an at down the hall from earlier.Oh well..i know his EES can hit hard now...

went back 4hrs later,as pt was there(i think RMT all r3 no ls)anyway..killed princep pop..next pop was sagitarrius.I stayed mnk/thf,but made sure no counterstance this time and EEs only did 586 and it dropped darksteel,robe,2 iron ores..no bow.

Edited, Jun 11th 2007 3:35am by TheAlphamale
# Jan 15 2007 at 5:01 AM Rating: Decent
68 posts
I camped this NM on several occasions (over 15) on Shiva server, since no one really camps him. I've gotten the two bows I've been trying to get, and I can say with 100% certainty that this NM spawns off the single Princeps on the room. I've never seen it spawn off anything else, and most of the time I only kill the Princeps in the room, then move to another NM while waiting for respawn timer. The beetles have nothing to do with it, nor do the war and blm ants.

Edit: Spelling errors.

Edited, Jan 15th 2007 7:57am by Gunitaru
Lucky Bst 1/1
# Jan 05 2007 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
been lvl'n rng lately and have to say that i love the job. well after listening to "limit break radio" and hearing about the Loxley bow i figured i'd give it a shot. after googling all the info i could it sorta looked bleak. still i said, "what the hell" and ventured in. got here and a lvl 75 rdm was either camping this NM or killing time, either way she left after i arrived. so then i started killing everything in this room. PH's are iffy at best, as far as info goes for which will pop this bad boy, so i left nothing to chance. one hour later i'm in the middle of pulling a hastatus and i see Sagittarius X-XIII around the corner. finishing off this mob was fast enough, put pet on NM, heeled it to ramp near the zone, and put pet on NM again. 3min later, 1 drk crystal, and 2 iron ores the Loxley bow is mine!

73bst/36nin @ time of this post/NM kill

Edited, Jan 5th 2007 10:07am by Crylan

Edited, Jan 5th 2007 10:24am by Crylan
Solo as 70PLD/35WAR
# Dec 13 2006 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
Just beat him solo as 70PLD/35WAR took about 10 min but got it done. Parade Gorget helps alot. He misses most of his ranged attacks accept for eagel shot.
Didnt drop the bow. just dropped 2 iron ores. a robe and rotten meat.
Not sure about beetle
# Dec 11 2006 at 9:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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I am pretty sure the beetles aren't the placeholders unless there was a very stealthy individual killing them while my friend and I were in there.

My friend wanted to skill up his sword so we went to the Cave entrance in Southern part of E. Altepa and fought the Ants in there. We had been there before and so have I on my own and this was the first time I had seen it pop. We had killed only Ants up to that point. When he popped the room was clear of all Ants so we decided to heal and buff (me 55 THF/NIN and him 56 RDM/15THF).

The first attempt ended with me dying. I had popped a Mithkabob and was having a lot of trouble landing my status bolts. At about 80%, I have hate and had shadows down so he pops off EES, hitting me for about 600+ damage, bringing me to 74 hp. Fortunately, my friend had a cure ready and we were able to bring hime down to about 35% when my friend runs out of mp with hate and taking major damage. He zones and I hold him while my friend rests. I end up having to 2-hour right as my friend comes back in. We get him to about 20% when I get full hate and take a series of hits while trying to put shadows back up. I start heading for zone but go down and my friend decides to retreat while he can.

Second attempt is successful. We heal to full and so does Sagit. His friends also pop making them our first priority. We take down a couple of them and then an opportunity shows itself to pull without links. We heal and buff. I pull and start working in on him. He doesn't use EES again so easier. After about maybe ten minutes, several close a calls, a Convert followed by several Cure IVs where I try to keep hate, we take him down. Our drops:

Antican Robe
Mythril Ore x 2
Iron Ore x 2
Darksteel Ore
Loxley Bow
# Nov 19 2006 at 3:45 AM Rating: Decent
So I just posted and it didn't show up.

Anyways in short

He's an 11-13 hour lottery pop. Get ToD come back in 10.5 hours start killing the BEETLE.

The beetle is the place holder, not the PLD.

I killed mobs like this

beetle, pld, blm, blm, war, war, then went to the left hallway(if you zone and get to the room, it's the left side facing south) and killed that beetle. Every time it popped the pld ant popped as I was killing him, and the beetle didn't pop, so that tells me out of 3 times killing him in a row and the pld popping as I'm killing it removes with any doubt in my mind that the beetle is the PH. And now after being retarded, killing him the first time getting the drop but out lotting myself(look at the loxley bow posts for my renob story) I have it 2/3. TH3 helps alot, TH4 I'd assume would be an almost 100% drop rate.

doh... damn double post... stupid page not FULLY refreshing itself...

/nubself -.-

Edited, Nov 19th 2006 at 3:51am PST by Zyphix
# Mar 04 2007 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
i've camped him a few times now.. both killing everything and just killing pld.. and hes always popped instead of pld. (16 minutes after killing it) and with regards to time between pops... out of the 5 times i've got it, it's been between 1.5 - 3 hours. i'm sure being lottery it can be much longer.. but thats what i've seen. 0/5 btw >< gl everyone.
# Feb 22 2007 at 1:57 AM Rating: Good
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Zyphix wrote:
So I just posted and it didn't show up.

Anyways in short

He's an 11-13 hour lottery pop. Get ToD come back in 10.5 hours start killing the BEETLE.

The beetle is the place holder, not the PLD.

Thanks, exactly what I was wanting to know.

Rate up.
# Nov 19 2006 at 3:34 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, so after being a ****** and out lotting myself on my mule(go to the loxley bow itself and read my post, not repeating). I've camped it 3 pops in a row. The PLD ants are NOT the pop, infact the BEETLE that wanders around there is it's place holder(yes I know, sounds stupid, but then again this is SE we are talking about, look at the dune boots for instance), however, kill the other mobs so you don't link. It has popped all 3 times at 11-13 hour intervals camping it for almost 2 days straight(switch off with my roommate to sleep). 2/3 on drop, TH3 helps on this drop alot TH4 I'd assume would be a 100% drop rate. As for eagle eye shot, I let myself take it just to get damage total for anyone interested, to a 75 thf/nin, he shot me in the face for 294 damage. Don't fear his too weak EES, lol.

Get TOD, and come back in 10 hours and start killing again, he'll pop pretty soon afterwards

And now for my bow of lol drg(btw, if you type that without a space it renames it to I'm stupid, lol wtf?). This thing is hillarious XD

Edited, Nov 19th 2006 at 3:50am PST by Zyphix
Good fight
# Nov 17 2006 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
Just killed him as 62drg/31whm.
was a fun fight, had stoneskin up and blink. EES missed so that made the fight a lot easier. It is soloable around 62 if you know what to expect.
Theory Info
# Nov 13 2006 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok here is my Theory....

Been camping this biotch for the last 4 to 5 days ( I know I Know pl say dont camp him...but i really want this bow ^^) anyway's, i am 99% sure he isnt a Lottery spawn, I'm so far 0/4 in the Bow Drop </sigh>, SE I Hate you for making this 1 so difficult!

Thought i'd log out in area just b4 maintenance, logged back in, and nope, No Sagittaurius ; ;then i realised it was PO Maintenance NOT Sever, so i figure well im here, lets kill a few PH's, at around 3am GMT / 10pm EST he spawns, now the last 3 times ive had him, it has been around this sort of time.

I've tried everything else possible, killing every single Princeps in Area, u name it ive tried, and i cannot come up with any sort of System for him.

Also what leads me to this conclusion, is ppl saying they ran in, and he just happend to be there.... Hmmmm.... Again if he was there, why wasnt Someone killing the PH's for him to spawn?

So there you are.. this is my theory, i dont know if it will help anyone, i camp ALOT of NM's and know their Spawn patterns inside out, but GL on this guy, you'll need it, o and i'm now taking the advice....DONT CAMP HIM!! Unless u have some sort of ToD.

Camped him as RDM75/NIN37
Char Name: Lexetron (Using my Friends Acc)
Diabolos Server

Edited, Nov 14th 2006 at 4:23am PST by Savagepanda
big ant
# Sep 05 2006 at 8:29 PM Rating: Default
soloed as rdm75/nin

shadow ate EES so i didnt get a number

pretty easy to kill silenced me but didnt even dent stoneskin with phalanx

drops: 2 iron ore 1 darksteel ore 1 mythril some gil and an ant robe,

No bow ;-;

need the bow for my rng 58 >_< bout to go camp it some more
lucky drops.
# Aug 15 2006 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
Just killed this guy today for first time. Was going after stonega 2 for my blm but since it was full moon decided to go after all nms i could. This guy was up walking around nobody killing pholders, guess i got lucky. Any rate soloed easy as 75 rdm/nin EES did take a good chunk 538 dmg. After it was all said and done he droped adman <spelling ?> ore, robe, and Bow.
Here is another job i have to lvl just to play with the toys i find.
# Jul 01 2006 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
After my first pop set run i sky i noticed this bow on a rng out claiming stun and provoke... so i decide to go to quiksands to try my hand at this NM. 5 straight hours of killing all the ants in the area till i got to pop. fight went fairly well till he silenced me and EES(took out my stoneskin+150dmg) now hes down to 14% my silence wears and i take my revenge Blizzrd III finished him off.. drops were adaman ore and loxley ^^.. 1/1 on this **** GL to all else trying for this bow. idk how it is since my rng is only lvl 10 lol.
# Jun 11 2006 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
solo at pld 71 no drop 0/2
Duo'd with NPC
# Jun 04 2006 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
Took this guy as 64 PLD with a 46 soothing healer(npc). Used a boiled crab just for the heck of it, his ranged attacks seems to only hit every two attempts at best. Got 32 exp, 3k gil, 2 iron ore, a darksteel ore and an Antican robe.

EES did 321 damage. Has around 5535~ HP, Npc had dia II on him, but this is what i got for his hp. I went back and totaled up the damage from me and my npc.

Regardless fun fight close a couple of times. Sucks no drop but just wanted to attempt it.

Edited, Fri Jun 9 23:57:10 2006
This guy is a biiiiiiitch.
# May 18 2006 at 8:28 PM Rating: Default
I spent about 15 cumulative hours killing princeps before ever seeing this ******* spawn. (there was one string where I killed princeps for 7 hours straight before giving up.. jesus.) I just killed him and got drop, though. one thing I've noticed: right before he spawned, the previous two placeholders actually gave 15 EXP. This is odd, as all of the antica in the area otherwise are too weak to a level 74.
jesus tityf*cking christ
# May 04 2006 at 7:06 PM Rating: Default
What the f*ck is this sh*t. I killed Princeps for seven f*cking hours and I didn't get a spawn. I'm thinking Princeps are not necessarily the PH.
Fun times
# Mar 01 2006 at 2:57 PM Rating: Default
My party soloed this mob at 46-47 it was pretty easy noone died or got in the red it barely hit me at all when i was tanking it as nin my party just saw it standing their so we decided to take it on and we killed it and got the bow but their was a party of 75's their to get it for their ranger so we decided to give them the bow and continue on with our party. It was a fun fight but i like it better when i solo increadibly tough rumbler crawlers in CN with my nin.

Edited, Thu Mar 2 15:50:53 2006
RE: Fun times
# May 02 2006 at 4:09 PM Rating: Default
Number of sentences in that block of text: 2
RE: Fun times
# Jul 10 2006 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
57 posts
Syntax errors withing those two sentences: Priceless.
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