Vana'diel Bestiary: Amikiri  

Found in:Gustav Tunnel
Found at Location:F - 7
Spawntime:8 Hours
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Pursues by Scent
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Water
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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General Information

Amikiri's Spawn Location
Amikiri's Spawn Location

    • Respawn time is approximately 8 hours after its last Time of Death.

  • Melee attacks performed by Amikiri have an additional Poison effect.

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

Amikiri Special Attacks

  • Wild Rage: AoE physical damage (Circle of effect originates from mob)

  • Earth Pounder: AoE Earth based magic damage with an additional Dexterity down effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Mandible Bite: Single target physical damage.

  • Death Scissors: Strong single target physical damage.

  • Poison Sting: Single target physical damage with additional Poison effect.

  • Sharp Spike: Self target Attack boost. (Effect can be dispelled)

  • Numbing Breath: Frontal cone AoE magic damage with additional Paralysis effect.

  • Cold Breath: Frontal cone AoE Ice magic damage with additional Bind effect.

Historical Information

In Japanese mythology, the Amikiri were yokai (demons) that was said to have the head of a bird, the front claws of a lobster, and the body and tail of a snake. They would reportedly go around cutting mosquito nets, fishing nets, and laundry hung out to dry, hence the name Amikiri (in Japanese, Amikiri means "Net Cutter")

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# Jan 10 2006 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
while wondering in gustav saw a taru rdm beating on this thing, had a rdm/nin, but was not meleeing so idk if it was avesta it was long time ago, but he just used bind blizzardII and bio II took while, but he finally took him down
saw this soloed
# Dec 28 2005 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
98 posts
i was exping in gustav when we see a red mage come by with this guy on his tail. took him quite a while to beat it, but the red mage did defeat Amikri by himself. His equip kinda sucked too and we all thought he was gonna die, but no, he beat it. Taru red mage ftw! ^^
# Dec 26 2005 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
93 posts
Morathi is amazing, he soloed genbu... And I've watched many people solo Amikiri... Ganondorf is one.
# Dec 19 2005 at 2:54 PM Rating: Good
259 posts
Turkish wrote:
Three of the first four tries were failures because someone MPK'd me. The fourth try an LS watched me solo it down to about 20% life then called a GM on me for holding. The GM told me I wasn't actually doing any damage to it, and I had 5 minutes to kill it or go to jail.

Wow turkish, is your server one giant *******? =/
# Dec 15 2005 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
duo'ed it ftw tooweak imo
# Dec 14 2005 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
248 posts
Just killed today, for gk, and dropped a vclaw.
# Dec 11 2005 at 5:21 AM Rating: Default
this thing is soloable
# Nov 21 2005 at 1:56 AM Rating: Default
Ok he really cant be soloed first off. Second Kiting isnt nessisarry. This mob is cake. NIN fight while you have rdm/whm or whatever combination of 2 mages cure and stun his AOE and hes nothing. I've killed it maybe..10 times never gotten a Claw. Anyway good luck on it^^
RE: Facts
# Dec 02 2005 at 4:02 AM Rating: Good
Well, I just got done soloing it, so I can tell you for sure that it can be done. Funny, when I first started trying about a week and a half ago I ran into Mikomido down there and he said it was impossible. Five tries later and I've done it.

Took about an hour and ten minutes, was RDM/NIN and kited it using Bind. Three of the first four tries were failures because someone MPK'd me. The fourth try an LS watched me solo it down to about 20% life then called a GM on me for holding. The GM told me I wasn't actually doing any damage to it, and I had 5 minutes to kill it or go to jail. So I invited a WHM and BLM friend to help me finish it off.

Anyway, it can be done. Not *extremely* difficult, but requires a lot of patience. Pretty much the worst thing that can happen is you get bound with Cold Breath, but that only happens if you let him get too close. He did that to me twice - once I bound him far enough away he couldn't hit me, and I broke free of bind first. The second time he broke free first, and I had to straight up blink tank him for a short time.

No V.Claw dropped.

Tarutaru RDM75
Phoenix Server
LS: TarutaruNation
RE: Facts
# Nov 21 2005 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
your facts are wrong, i´ve seen a video of a sam/nin, yes... a samurai/ninja soloing it.

Didn´t quite see what gear he used but must be alot of +eva gear like SH and elusive earings etc. i bet that dude got really high parrying skill too cause i tried to solo a regular scorp down there and got it down to 40% before dying as sam75/nin37 (eva capped, parrying 111).

this guy has inspired me to try to solo this **** and i´m not gonna give up fast, got a nin buddy that gonna borrow me all his nin gear inc: SH, Elusive earings, AGI +5 rings etc. just gotta skill up parrying a bit ^^'

sorry for not having the video, maybe someone else can dig it up ^^
RE: Facts
# Nov 27 2005 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
150 posts
I'm afraid you're wrong, my THF has max evasion with +17 skill and +32 evasion from gear. He can still pwn me as THF. No way in hell a SAM/NIN can "solo" this... You've obviously never fought it lol.
RE: Facts
# Nov 29 2005 at 10:20 PM Rating: Decent
oh, i´ve fought it and yeah, this NM is not a picnick and we were 12 ppl.

the video i saw was shot by a dude looking at him fighting it and it was cut so not the entire fight so maybe he got help with cures etc.

easier to believe if you see the vid with your own eyes. i´m just telling you what i´ve seen ^_~
Scammer alert
# Nov 14 2005 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
@.@ this mob is a bi**h
# Oct 17 2005 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
yeah Wow this guy has a nasty aeo lol. Kiteing is must in this fight.lol then meles can nick some dmg off him but if u try and stand and tank him only thing that will happen is death @.@
Help the samurai!
# Oct 13 2005 at 12:18 PM Rating: Default
I realy need the Kamewari he drops just seeing if ne one on lakshmi server would be willing to help me get it!
Gustav Glory
# Sep 20 2005 at 11:23 PM Rating: Decent
On the lower floor of this cave near the ocean that goes through to Cape Terrigan is a murky and dangerous series of dead end tunnels full of tough as nails creatures. First, there are some wickedly talented goblins who hover about. Beyond them, even lower down in the cave lurk the undead mixed in with blind gigantic scorpions. There are a few small wyvern/dragon things sheltering in here too.

Amikiri is a hellishly vile HNM Scorpion and right off the bat I will say a PLD cannot tank this. Go for NINja kite tank. Ninja must move around while BLM nuke magic on it. Melee follow ninja around and spam a few Weapon Skills on it, retreat when needed. It has a hideous AoE attack so mages need to stand back from this do NOT try to fight it right at the Cape Terrigan zone line the AoE will KO mages and tanks and melees. It MUST be kited around an open space somewhere.

Got my Kamewari. One of the end game Great Katanas.
# Sep 18 2005 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
This thing allways have resistance to gravity? I saw it duoed by a RDM and BLM a while back Gravity was sticking every shot with them.
Just got my katana
# Sep 15 2005 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
JP was soloing this, rdm/blm. Morathi /tell'ed me that the JP had been taught by him/her. Bind, Bio, sometimes nuke but not alot to keep mp up. Kite, bind, bio.. and so on. Took an hour to do... jp was never under 90% health and the mp did get low (to 100 once) but was extremely easy for the rdm/blm... but very tedious. I could imagine the frustration of doing that for an hour. I give Morathi and this JP respect for doing it. And thank you Frayaue? (JP rdm/blm) on Leviathan for inviting me right before the death and giving me the Great Katana drop^^.

Edited, Thu Sep 15 20:32:22 2005
RE: Just got my katana
# Sep 19 2005 at 2:28 AM Rating: Good
11,630 posts
Aha! So this was why I ran into a rdm that had bound it around the entrance from cape terrigan when I was walking around.

Was a pretty nice person quickly saying "look out, bind" in autotranslater while I even more quickly ran past it. No hits on me though ^^
# Sep 13 2005 at 9:25 AM Rating: Default
wtf are you insane this one is far by the easiest out of the 3
# Sep 06 2005 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
548 posts
well my sam finally hit 70 W00T!!!
now im trying to get the Kamewari and Optical Hat for maat fight :P

i want to be the poorest uber SAM ever XD
lol well i hope my Ls can help me with this since we all 70+ now
Must be lucky
# Aug 31 2005 at 12:38 AM Rating: Decent
603 posts
Well All I can say is anyone who solo's Amikiri must be lucky. I am a 75 rdm and tried to solo for a while, while my pt got up. You can out run him, bind sticks very well, Grav gets resisted after a while. But bind would never stick longer enough to regen mp. Nukes were pretty much on and off, one blizz 3 hit for 72, next one hit for 400. To solo this, you would really have to come prepared for a long fight, lots of mp potions and alot of luck. If your bind resists and he catches you at any point. Your done, he his me for 400 a pop at 75 and eats right through stoneskin. Blink gives you a fighting chance but not much. If he ever gets tp and you get paralyzed, you're a gonner.

We ended up with a group of 7 killing this. I am not sure if it fights in with getting tougher after long kills. He was pretty damn tough, Serket is easy compared to this guy. Serket would be soloable if you could get the claim.

#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 21 2005 at 2:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) No, you need skill. Gear helps also.
RE: Must be lucky
# Sep 28 2005 at 11:05 AM Rating: Default
Wow arent you arrogant, dont bother posting something so rude.
V. claw
# Aug 29 2005 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
107 posts
He doesn't drop V. claw anymore? My LS killed him a week ago and he dropped one. I guess it was a glitch...

It only takes 3 75s to kill him straight up. Nin, Rdm, and Brd (or Smn).
finally got my GKT
# Jul 19 2005 at 1:42 AM Rating: Decent
109 posts
camped this thing for 11 days, asking for JP hnm ls's if they didnt need the GKT, but alas i got help from my new LS SilverStarCore(my first day in and they helped me, that rox). i can confirm that is a lottery pop HNM, it popped 6 hours after the last.

So the day i got it, we had 6 ppl, 75pld tanking, 75whm healing, 75blm/smn pulling, MNK70 and me SAM75. We pulled 2 antares from F-7 on the map, they each have 16 minute respawns, surely enuff, Amikiri popped 16 minutes after our second kill. I immediately called for backup, RDM75 RDM75 RNG75 and a WHM70 came down. after we were ready, the rng shadowbinds, re-sneaks/invis, runs up to bune camp, and the PLD kites around a rock. He succumbs to gravity easily and Bind in the begining but later grows a resistance. DoT is the key here, keep bio and poison on at all times. I just built up TP and tachi: Kasha to paralyze when i could.

Amikiri can AoE bind, AoE paralize, so keep mages far away.

but thats the basic rundown of the fight, and i'm glad i got my Kamewari ^^ no Vclaw thou ; ;

overall, easy fight, and special thanx to everyone who was there.

Edited, Tue Jul 19 02:49:30 2005
# Jun 28 2005 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Saw Avesta solo Cemetery Cherry, so that screenshot doesnt surprise me. Hes really ******* good.

Cooking: 51, Leathercraft: 28
Linkshell: Slow
# Jun 21 2005 at 1:57 PM Rating: Good
47 posts
Eh always thought he was 21-24 hour but he s obviously a mere lottery pop. We killed him and 5 hours later we see another LS kill him >.>
Morathi has solo'd this
# Jun 14 2005 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
This doesn't seem possible, seeing as how I've seen JP linkshells with alliances fall to this guy. Thanks for filling this fourm with crap.
Morathi has solo'd and duo'd many things that can kill low skilled alliances. You're an idiot, learn to spell.
RE: Morathi has solo'd this
# Jun 22 2005 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
I just saw 7 JP fight him. It does NOT take a full alliance to beat him. if you had a full alliance and died then you must be all under 60 or just really crappy players.
#Zackary, Posted: Jun 14 2005 at 7:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This doesn't seem possible, seeing as how I've seen JP linkshells with alliances fall to this guy. Thanks for filling this fourm with crap.
RE: Uh...
# Jun 14 2005 at 5:05 PM Rating: Default
This doesn't seem possible, seeing as how I've seen JP linkshells with alliances fall to this guy. Thanks for filling this fourm with crap.



Read em and weap, SUKKA!
RE: Uh...
# Jun 15 2005 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
oh man, that is so bad ***
this makes me want to be a rdm even more
(i do not dout that he can be solo'd)
it is 100% posible
# Jun 03 2005 at 10:23 PM Rating: Default
can more people confirm it doesn't really drop the vclaw anymore?
# May 28 2005 at 1:18 AM Rating: Default
Nice pic of Paradigm LS on fairy here
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