Vana'diel Bestiary: Byakko  

Found in:Ru'Aun Gardens
Spawned using:Autumnstone, Gem of the West
Secondary Job:Black Mage
Level:85 - 90
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Lightning
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
Updated: Sun Nov 9 07:45:33 2008

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Byakko in Ru'Aun Gardens

    • This area of the gardens cannot be accessed normally like the platforms for Seiryu, Genbu, and Suzaku, but must require going through the Shrine of Ru'Avitau from the entrance beneath the stairs at the teleport pads that lead to the Genbu platform.

Byakko's ??? Location
Byakko's ??? Location

  • Spawned by trading a Gem of the West and an Autumnstone to the ???. This ??? will re-appear 15 minutes after Byakko is defeated or de-spawned.

  • When spawned, Byakko's melee attacks have an additional Light Damage effect to them. This effect cannot be dispelled by magic, but can be removed by hitting Byakko with the East Wind ranged weapon.

Byakko Special Attacks

  • Banishga III: AoE Light based magic damage. (Circle of effect originates from spell target)

  • Banish IV: Strong single target Light based magic damage.

  • Holy: Single target Light based magic damage.

  • Diaga III: AoE Light based DoT magic that decreases the targets' defense. (Circle of effect originates from spell target)

  • Dia III: Single target Light based DoT magic that decreases the target's defense.

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

  • Roar: AoE Paralysis effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Claw Cyclone: Frontal cone AoE physical damage.

  • Razor Fang: Single target critical hit physical damage.

  • Perfect Dodge: All melee attacks performed on Byakko will be evaded. Ranged attacks and magic can still affect him. Denoted by the mob 2hr animation.

Byakko in Shrine of Ru'Avitau

  • Significantly lower HP than the Byakko spawned in Ru'Aun Gardens.

  • Shares the entire ability set with the Byakko spawned in Ru'Aun Gardens.

  • Does not drop anything.

Historical Information

Bai Hu (Byakko in Japanese) is one of the four symbols of the Chinese Constellations, representing the "White Tiger of the West" and of the season of Autumn. The other three symbols being the "Azure Dragon of the East", the "Black Tortoise of the North", and the "Vermillion Bird of the South"

Each symbol corresponded to an element in the Five Element system, with Bai Hu corresponding to the element of metal.

  • In the Five Element system in China, there is a 5th legendary beast known as Huang Long, the Yellow Dragon of the Center. While there is no direct equivalent in Japanese, Huang Long is believed to be linked to the dragon Ouryu

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# Jul 12 2008 at 9:44 PM Rating: Decent
I across the pop items for a pretty good price, any chance anyone on Bahamut would be willing to help with the kill? i don't have much gil, and I'm only after the haidate. If anything else drops I'd be willing to pass on all drops, and donate 1m to the ls willing to help out! /tell keiichi on bahamut!
# Apr 12 2007 at 6:35 PM Rating: Good
62 posts
6 kills of Byakko tonight 4/6 on Haidates and yours truely finally got a pair thanx to LS Dainslef ^^ now maybe I could get some dryadic abj for WS on my monk.....the haste and dex will rock for sure and my NIN will use these lovely pants full time now! :)

Edited, Apr 12th 2007 10:37pm by Tigerelf
# Apr 27 2007 at 1:51 PM Rating: Good
387 posts
Fought Byakko 4 times a few days ago- and to the most shockin news of my life 4/4 Haidate dropped. It was amazing!!! I was extremely excited about it and I finally have my Haidate!!! I <3 Byakko
# Aug 11 2007 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
1,991 posts
Tonight went 3/4 on Haidate.

Fusion linkshell, Valefor.

(The one time it didn't drop Haidate we got 2 A.heads...lame >.>)
# Oct 18 2006 at 7:16 AM Rating: Default
Grammar please, as you were referring, Byakko isn't hard and none of the gods are? They are hard, your LS or whoever you're with is probably really prepared, sometimes the gods can act up and do things differently, every fight is different, it's just about how well prepared you are and how good of players you are with.
# Dec 22 2006 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
What is the <pos> of the ??? to pop Byakku?

byakko hard? lol
# Oct 17 2006 at 12:05 PM Rating: Default
byakko isnt the hard none of the gods are except Kirin who was burned by bbq on odin in 10 mins so even he can he pulled apart all gods go down very easily Byakko uses perfect dodge u blow him up with blms suzzy chainspell u shadowbind or chainspell stun RDM/DRK or even blm ele seal bind bam! sieryu shadowbind or even have 2 pld 2 hour through it genbu... well he is just a "lol" god and i dont even need 2 go into him so there lol anyways id say byakko strongest close with suzzy tho cos chainspell can be painful but byakko is a peice of **** 2 be fair thats my call =)
byakko hard? lol
# Dec 01 2006 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
851 posts
10 minutes? seen LS take her down from pop to drop in 98 seconds
byakko hard? lol
# Jan 05 2007 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
heres a 2 min kirin burn
byakko hard? lol
# Jan 22 2007 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Mistake thanks

Edited, Jan 22nd 2007 11:22am by jabbathehutt
byakko hard? lol
# Jan 05 2007 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Jan 5th 2007 6:01pm by wootage
# May 20 2006 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
If you look that SAM is holding an Amanomurakumo
# Aug 25 2006 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
Uh, hate to upset ya' but its a Hagun. Look at the end of the hilt... It's abit long. And the blade itself is pretty thick. Dont believe me? /check yourself.
# Oct 23 2006 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
His blade is straight. I can't think of any other high lvl GKatana with a straight blade besides the Relic. Then again the picture taker could have swapped the dat files
# Nov 25 2006 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
57 posts
Its definitely a Hagun. It appears to be straight, but thats because you're looking straight on to the blade face of the katana, not the side. The handle is far too big and entire katana far too long to be the relic. Also, a samurai with relic wouldn't be wearing fuma for feet >.<
# Jan 06 2007 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
definitely not a hagun, its a shinsoku

Sic vis pacem para bellum
# Jul 30 2006 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
its hard to compare from the image showin in the data on it but I don't think that is
# Jul 02 2006 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
holy shit your right!
RE: Anyone
# Mar 19 2006 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
sry wrong key

anyway does anyone have a video of a LS killing him? i would enjoy seeing it ^^

my war
# Mar 19 2006 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
# Feb 17 2006 at 10:08 PM Rating: Default
just got my D legs to drop BOOM Shura Haidate +1 FTW................
# Dec 04 2005 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts

Edited, Sat Dec 10 18:26:47 2005
Parsed HP?
# Sep 24 2005 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
2,207 posts
Has anyone ever parsed out to see what kind of HP Byakko, or for that matter any of the gods, have?
Parsed HP?
# Sep 18 2007 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
1,983 posts
My parse tonight showed 22,906 dmg total dealt to byakko. Factoring in DoT's that don't show up on parse, it would make sense that his HP is about 25k.
Parsed HP?
# Oct 21 2006 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
25,000 more or less

LOL crazy chat log -.-
# Sep 17 2005 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
can anyone confirm the drop of Behemoth's mantle? Im confused, in that case it DOES drop of Byakko, Im 0/20
RE: ?
# Sep 21 2005 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
He deifnately doesn't drop that.
RE: ?
# Apr 17 2006 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
he does NOT drop Behemoth Mantle, he does on the other hand drop Behemoth Hide
5/6 actually
# Sep 16 2005 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
1,259 posts
Forgot about the 2nd Haidate that went to a Monk. We've actually seen 5 Haidate dropped in 6 kills (And 2 alliance wipes due to not having enough tanks and healers).
Haidate 4/5
# Sep 15 2005 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
1,259 posts
My LS has now received 4 Haidate in 5 successful pops. He's also dropped duplicate abjurations twice. Whatever the case, we're giving them out to even RNGs, so I've got mine waiting for when I gain another 23 levels on NIN. I guess SE is making up to us for the dozen straight Roc kills that netted us a total of about 2 million gil.
# Aug 11 2005 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
This ***** cat got pwned by us last night. tried twice 1st attempt ever we wiped (1st is always test/practice), 2nd attempt he got smashed up bigtime & quickly.......No deaths & got some okay drops.

N.abj hands
3 lghtn crystals
Not too hard
# Jul 10 2005 at 12:28 AM Rating: Decent
Byakko can easily be done with 2 NIN tanks. My LS on Ifrit did a flawless fight with no deaths today. 2 NIN 2 THF 2 BRD 3 BLM 4 RNG, 3 WHM, 3 RDM and some others that escape me.. I think we had 20 total. Pop Byakko, 72 NIN voke/Spirits, THFs SATA on nin behind, He vokes/warcry/Spirits 2 Bards for NINs for March/Mambo + Haste our main NIN was wearing Kabuto, Jelly Ring, Byakko pants, Earth Staff and that NIN armor.. erm. -6% DMg taken? Arhats? whatever. Thfs go back and forth keeping hate on him every 30 secs (Thf/SAM) and Rngs just go nuts. Blm stun when needed, and whms keep main tank Targetted for Para/Massive heal.. easily done. Byakko is only hard if BLMs/Rngs steal hate and tanks can't recover.. If he's running around he's deadly. If he's on 1 tank, it's an easy fight.
Our drops
# Jun 17 2005 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
Got some nice drops off this bad boy the other day:
-Byakko's Haidate
-Byakko's Axe
-Neptunal Abjuration: Hands
-Divine Log
We had some deaths, but it died and thats whats important. XD
>_> Don't need Aerial Armor.
# Jun 04 2005 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
Meh, I don't get all this "must have Aerial Armor" stuff for PLDs. I main tanked it a couple days ago without a single SMN or /SMN in the alliance. >_> The only times I got below 50% health was when he hit me with Banish IV (once, 982 damage, ouch), the occassional Fang, and once when I got unlucky and Triple Attacked processed like three times in a row (had about 380 HP when that was done).

He was hitting me for 100-120 each hit. Staff tanked, +50 VIT, permanent Defender, Tavnazian Taco, you know. Average stuff. I did have a BRD for Minne, and we had three WHMs in the alliance.
Bad kitty
# Mar 23 2005 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
Byakko is easily the hardest of the 4 Gods... no argument about that. My LS can beat him up pretty easy now but when we first started, he'd just tear through Plds too quick.
RE: Bad kitty
# Apr 06 2005 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
We beat him in under 10 minutes on our first try.
Using the AA/huge stun barrage strat of coarse.
how to kill
# Mar 20 2005 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
He's pretty easy. Our regular strategy is 1 tank party of RDM WHM WHM BRD PLD PLD. WHM/SMN do aerial armor every 30 seconds. Next party consists of rangers. 6 rangers if possible. The next party would be the stunning party. BLM + DRK. Stun him every 8-10 seconds, taking turns. People outside alliance backup heal. If you keep aerial armor up on PLD, you will win. If you have crappy white mages, <see you again!>. Rng tear him up, the more rng, the faster you will kill him. I think we've killed him in less than 3 minutes before. Hope this helps :D
RE: how to kill
# Mar 25 2005 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
this setup is what my LS uses on him. Areial armour and 2 pld. We have a stunner party and a rng party sense we load on both blm and rangers. If u have a good stun order and kepp areail armour up on tanks this fight is very easy. If you dont everyone is going to die. He hit hard and fast. I know that from first hand experiance i.e. I have tanked this. the key is Stunners, areial armour and keeping the tanks HP Full. If you do that u will win. Good Luck
# Mar 19 2005 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
This thing attacks like mad (double-triple attacks and steel cyclone lotsa damage..something fang did 500~1k damage to PLD)
SE made em harder after patch......*sigh*
Byakko changed?
# Mar 03 2005 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
391 posts
Anyone noticed byakko behaiving differently since the update? ( ie. double and triple attacking like mad, hitting 20-30points harder per hit? spamming banishgaIII more often and generally being a retarded *******?)

Seems like they changed him in the march update... Might have just been an unlucky day though.
Funny Pic
# Feb 28 2005 at 6:53 AM Rating: Excellent
Just a funny Pic from Byakko last night thought others would enjoy~

Byakko gets frisky!

Edited, Mon Feb 28 06:59:39 2005
# Feb 24 2005 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
Byakko is a greedy *******. Killed him 3 times today and he dropped every abjuration accept E.ABJ.FEET, the one I happen to need. Not to mention he dropped aquarian legs and head twice, greedy *******. Haidate also once, and 3 hides to go towards dynamis. Of course I get ******* on again.

He indeed is not that hard my ls beats him in somewhere between 6-10 minutes. Sata back and forth to ninja and paladin, keep paralyna up, and get a good stun order going and you'll be fine.
# Feb 12 2005 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
Byakko is one tough *************. Took 1 ninja down 10 seconds after it was popped. (74 ninja)
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