Vana'diel Bestiary: Anansi  

Found in:Qu'Bia Arena
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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General Information

  • Anansi's melee attacks have an additional Poison effect to them.

Anansi Special Attacks

  • Paralyga: AoE Paralyze effect. (Circle of effect originates from spell target)

  • Poisonga II: AoE Poison effect (Circle of effect originates from spell target)

  • Slowga: AoE Slow effect (Circle of effect originates from spell target)

  • Sickle Slash: Single target critical hit physical damage.

  • Spider Web: Strong AoE Slow effect. (Effect overwrites and cannot be overwritten by Haste)

  • Acid Spray: Frontal cone AoE Water based magic damage with additional Poison effect.

Historical Information

One of the most important characters of West African mythology, Anansi is said to bring rain to put out fires and other duties on behalf of the sky god Nyame, his father.

One popular myth tells of Anansi requesting from Nyame to be the "King of All Stories", to which the god replies that if Anansi can bring to him Osebo, "The Jaguar with teeth like daggers", Mmoboro, "The Hornets whose sting is like fire", and "The Fairy whom men never see", he will grant that request. Anansi agrees and sets out to capture Osebo first, managing to trick him into playing a game which allowed Anansi to tie him up.

Later, when facing Mmoboro, he managed to convince the hornets that it was raining and for them to hide in a calabash (an African Bottle gourd). Finally, he captured the anonymous fairy by forcing him to get stuck on a "Tar Baby" (It is believed that the legend of Anansi and the "Tar Baby" influence a Southern United States story involving Br'er Rabbit). When seeing his son's accomplishments, Nyame rewarded him by making him the "King of All Stories".

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# Nov 28 2006 at 4:46 PM Rating: Excellent
767 posts
My brother and I like to duo this BC has RDM and BLM.

I'll sleepga the babies, and he'll --ga them to death. Rinse and repeat :)

Oh, and Anansi moves slowly as it is, so he's actually the easiet part of the fight:
Whoever doesnt have hate should nuke while the other kites
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easy as pie
# Jul 18 2006 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
This fight is probably the easiest kindred seal fight I have ever taken part of. All you really need is a good tank, preferably a paladin to hold hate, a redmage for sleepga, and one or two blackmages to -ga the babies. I have never lost this fight, the only problem is the belts seems to sell veeeeeeeery slowly on the AH.
This fight is fun!
# Apr 15 2006 at 2:00 AM Rating: Excellent
124 posts
Lol, this is a very cool fight, especially when you try to solo it or duo it (yes, its possible):

Anansi himself moves rather slowly, so its possible to nuke him, run, nuke him, run, rinse, and repeat until hes dead. Then, when his sons spawn, you can use the nuke/sleepga/nuke/sleepga method until they are all dead. Obviously its extremely hard though. Ive gotten very close a few times on solo, but on duo, its not so difficult if you know what youre doing.

Also, yes, Anansi plays a definite role in African folk lore. Ive read a lot of his stories--hes basically a very cunning (sometimes) and mischievous (sp?) spider :)
# Jul 18 2005 at 7:40 PM Rating: Excellent
66 posts
That spider has the eye of sauron on it's butt...
# Jun 05 2005 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
There are bcnm's that involve a 18 person alliance but most of the time you are fighting one or two monsters that are extremly badass.
# Jun 05 2005 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Sun Jun 5 03:12:28 2005
# Jun 05 2005 at 2:09 AM Rating: Decent
There are bcnm's that involve a 18 person alliance but most of the time you are fighting one or two monsters that are extremly badass.
# Jun 05 2005 at 2:08 AM Rating: Decent
There are bcnm's that involve a 18 person alliance but most of the time you are fighting one or two monsters that are extremly badass.
Pikko ^.,^
# Mar 06 2005 at 2:54 AM Rating: Good
its Pikko!
The Legend of Anansi
# Feb 16 2005 at 3:53 PM Rating: Good
352 posts
This is taken directly from Wikipedia.com:

Anansi is one of the most important and famous gods of west African lore. He is a trickster and a culture hero, who acts on behalf of Nyame (his father, the sky god) and brings rain to stop fires and performing other duties for him. Eventually, Anansi was replaced by a chameleon.

In some beliefs, Anansi created the sun, stars and the moon. He created the first man, but Nyame actually made him come to life. He taught mankind agriculture.
# Nov 15 2004 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
that's odd. I've only seen shiva depicted as a 6-armed female. lol. must differ by region
RE: Shiva
# Nov 18 2004 at 7:42 AM Rating: Excellent
Hindu god shiva


=O Its a guy, even if it looks kind of like a girl. hehe

Edited, Thu Nov 18 07:42:08 2004
RE: Shiva
# Nov 11 2005 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
Shiva is both man and woman. And is often depicted with an erect phalas. It is not uncommon to see an embodiment of shiva in a statue with one half being male and one half being female, all the while having an erect Phalas. Well, that's my two cents....

one more time for kicks.....phalas...okay i'm done.

Edited, Fri Nov 11 07:38:48 2005
# Nov 14 2004 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
Spiders scare the hell out of me, especially since my pld friend thought it would be funny to have me follow him to altepa when i was a noob lvl 15 >.<
# Nov 14 2004 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
"Ahnansi" was a spider from African folktales

and i thought SE only copied stuff from greek myths....wow the're steppin' up
RE: Ahnansi
# Jan 18 2005 at 2:39 AM Rating: Decent
794 posts
Well a lot of their stuff also comes from Norse mythology - like Fafnir, Niddhog, and Fenrir/Fenris
RE: Ahnansi
# Nov 14 2004 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
61 posts
Garuda and Shiva are Hindu gods. Oddly enough, both of them are Male in Hindu religion.
RE: Ahnansi
# Nov 18 2004 at 7:43 AM Rating: Decent
Laxshmi or whatever server...thats a hindu god too...female this time XD

And Garuda wasnt a god. It was the ride(some kind of a bird) of the god Vishnu ^^

Edited, Thu Nov 18 07:45:50 2004
RE: Ahnansi
# Apr 15 2006 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
309 posts
And Garuda wasnt a god. It was the ride(some kind of a bird) of the god Vishnu ^^

so garuda = the pimp my ride of gods?
RE: Ahnansi
# Dec 24 2004 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
Remember Quezocatl (spelling)? That's an Aztec god, tho i don't think god of thunder/lightning
edit: from FF8

Edited, Fri Dec 24 02:59:53 2004
RE: Ahnansi
# Oct 07 2005 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
Haha OK spelling is Quetzacoatl and, yes he was an Aztec God. (This is how Mexico was founded :D!) Cortez came to Mexico from spain and everyone there was like OMG it's the god he'll kill us all if we don't get us what he wants! So they treated him like a god...and then! They all get killed and all of there pyramids statues and buildings are burned down... :(
Not restricted but capped
# Nov 14 2004 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
388 posts
From what i know by doing the Evasive Action BCNM 70 Qu'Bai Arena, is that these fights are no longer restricted to lv 70 only, however they are Capped at lv 70. we had range of 62-75 players for our fight, and over 70 was reduced to 70.

EDIT!! I see the 73 armour, apparantly the BC70's dont all follow the same rules, just apply my comments to that one. Evasive Action is capped at 70 for sure^^

The mobs are 75 for sure, if they were 70 they would be Even Match and would be very easy for 6 people.


Edited, Sun Nov 14 11:29:38 2004
# Nov 13 2004 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
411 posts
damn thats a huge spider!
I wanna fight!
# Nov 13 2004 at 8:57 PM Rating: Default
no, lol, the monster is lvl 70, which makes this a BCNM 70, but u can go as 75 ^^
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