Vana'diel Bestiary: Suzaku  

Family:Greater Bird
Found in:Ru'Aun Gardens
Spawned using:Gem of the South, Summerstone
Job:Red Mage
Secondary Job:Black Mage
Level:85 - 90
  • Notorious Monster
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Wind
Updated: Fri Oct 2 12:32:33 2009

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Suzaku in Ru'Aun Gardens

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Suzaku's ??? Location

  • When spawned, Suzaku's melee attacks will have an additional Fire Damage effect to them. This effect cannot be dispelled, but it can be removed by hitting Suzaku with the Arctic Wind ranged weapon.

Suzaku Special Attacks

  • Firaga III: AoE Fire based magic damage. (Circle of effect originates from the spell target)

  • Fire IV: Strong single target Fire based magic damage.

  • Flare: Strong single target Fire based magic damage.

  • Burn: Single target Fire based DoT with an additional Intelligence down effect.

  • Triple Attack: Single target three hit physical damage.

  • Gliding Spike: Single target physical damage with an additional Knockback effect.

  • Scratch: Single target physical damage with an additional Blind effect

  • Stormwind: AoE Wind based magic damage. (Circle of effect originates from mob)

  • Feather Barrier: Self target Evasion boost. (Effect can be dispelled)

  • Chainspell: Reduces spell cast times and recast times to zero.

    • Denoted by the characteristic mob 2hr animation.

Suzaku in Shrine of Ru'Avitau

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

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

  • Does not drop anything

Historical Information

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

Each symbol corresponded to an element in the Five Element system, with Zhu Que corresponding to the element of fire.

  • 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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Suzy and the Bard
# Apr 21 2008 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
487 posts
Got my Meritwhore .. errr, sorry, Brd75 ... Troubadour recently. Due to working until midnight 6x/week, never able to go with LS to sky anymore. In the past, I used to go on my Thf75 and have a lot of fun.

Anyway, question: if Brd were initially in the tank party and threw a SV/Troubadour/Fire Carol, how much will that cut down the damage from Suzy?

Also assume that besides a ton of Ballads and Min/mads on various groups as brd is switched in and out of parties, Ice Threnodies are wanted on Suzy for Blm Bliz attacks... how much difference will a Threnody make? One of these days, I will get off work in time to go to sky and find out myself, but in the meantime, would like any notes from Brds (or others) on the subject. Thanks in advance!
# Jul 15 2007 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
140 posts
wow, just chainspelled at 81% for us
Normal bind and silence ?
# Jun 08 2007 at 10:48 AM Rating: Default
Can a RDM not use normal bind on Suzaku when he 2H's ?

Does it stick with HQ Staff, high enfeeb skill and maybe the use of elemental seal ?
Can you silence Suzaku? Anyone ever saw that ?
Normal bind and silence ?
# Aug 06 2007 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
yea, rdm in our ls has stuck silence and bind on it, but not too often your better off CS stuning it
# Dec 27 2006 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
XD Our MNKs all did 1,000+ Chi Blast then dropped... and ran around MPKing the shell (/_\)
stun orders
# Dec 09 2006 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
lil rant i have when involved in stun order...please melees please pretty please quit with the chat spamming /p STUN!! >< its bad nuff in 6 person pty when 1 or 2 do it but when 5-6 lines of chat of STUN it give me a headache...especially when stun was just cast and you all live through another interrupted firaga III...i'm lvling whm atm round 60 right now and i think imma make cure marco wit "/p <t> your shadows are down recast them now because im not nin or /nin and i want to tell you how to do your job" just wondering if it just me or other stunners out there know what i mean...
stun orders
# Jan 26 2008 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
not a stunner but i am a PLD and frequent calls for me to use flash 5 seconds after i cast it gets to be a pain in the *** i just odnt think melee understand the concept of recast timers
# Oct 11 2006 at 4:27 AM Rating: Decent
Fought Suzy the other day and she Chainspelled at 76%. Never seen her do that before but just to let you know it can happen. RDM/DRKs be prepared from the get go.
# Sep 28 2006 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
Based on Light

lol noobs
based on fire

also uses chainspell @ 30-45% HP

Edited, Sep 28th 2006 at 8:03pm PDT by Chakrila
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 07 2006 at 9:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If there's an LS on Cerberus that will let me join em on Suzaku runs so I can get the Earthen Abj for my Cursed Celata. I won't lot on anything other than the Abj, and if there's others who need it that are in the LS I won't lot on it.
fun fight
# May 20 2006 at 7:40 PM Rating: Good
62 posts
Got my boots wOOt and the fight went well despite only 2 blm and a rdm/drk who died on its 2hour chainspell....while the rdm/drk did his 2hour chainspell stun :) kept it busy enough while it was shadowbound....all and all not bad for our first bird god kill.....9 drops btw dont use signet if are in the party that kills so u wont have crystal drops take up treasure items....
good luck to all....
no disengage=death
# Mar 31 2006 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
if no1 disengages suzaku while shadowbind is on or if just one person hits suzaku while he's bound, it's not really the life of the person that's going to be gone, it's the lifes of everyone else that has hate... :\
# Feb 24 2006 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
60 posts
He was good to us a few weeks ago.



Edited, Fri Feb 24 01:09:07 2006
RE: Drops.
# Feb 25 2006 at 11:49 AM Rating: Default
TREEFIDDY!! MAYONAKA!! /salute Sireners
2hr (Take care.)
# Feb 03 2006 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
312 posts
Not a hard fight if you have a solid stun order. Chainspelled Flare a few times and Firaga III after that... needless to say RDM dont tank this god quite so well >.>
easy way for suzaka
# Jan 01 2006 at 1:41 AM Rating: Default
never lost to this guy like 25/25 on him porlly not right but have done it alot got him to drop Shineing CLoth once and V claw once shadowbind works but not as well as CS stun and easy way to get hate off odf rdm/drk fast is for a pld to 2hr and suck all the hate back
# Nov 06 2005 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
3 suzaku, 4 genbu, 3 kirin that I've been to and not one S Cloth for my nobles =( and I'm still in line behind 2 other whm. Drop rate on S cloth is total crap on all gods.
RE: nobles
# Nov 11 2005 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
161 posts
If shining cloth drops from Genbu, it is incredibly rare. I have fought him quite a few times and the only items I have seen from him that are like that are divine log and venomous claw.

# Aug 26 2005 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
I guess it can be nice for some gil but i think synthing some HQ's is much easier for gil.

me being a lv.80 Woodworker and 50 bonecrafter 600k for a few hrs of work is a hell of alot better then spending cash to synth items that may not even HQ. and if they do waiting the 1-10 days it takes for them to sell. You must not be a very high crafter to think u can pull 600k a day without a 3-4mil investment. Besides theres more then likely a 80% chance people do this for the Abjurations did u think of that?
Suzaku Vid
# Jul 27 2005 at 8:42 PM Rating: Default
Video removed due to Admin duchebag.

Edited, Dec 16th 2006 6:52pm by LyleVertigo
Suzaku Sellers
# Jun 25 2005 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
Suzaku isn't really worth going out to kill for some gil i don't tjink.

Even if u do this with your LS he doesnt usually drop more than 7 or 8 mil in gil of items.

Split that up by 18 and ull each only end up with about 600k for a few hours.

I guess it can be nice for some gil but i think synthing some HQ's is much easier for gil.
RE: Suzaku Sellers
# Jul 17 2005 at 7:43 AM Rating: Good
Not all of us have a high level craft now though. For most players, 600k for just 'a few hours' work is amazing profit.
# Jun 02 2005 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
220 posts

Edited, Thu Jun 2 16:49:21 2005
# May 21 2005 at 5:06 AM Rating: Default
106 posts

Server: Seraph
HNMLS: Revelation

Edited, Sat May 21 06:13:37 2005
# Apr 22 2005 at 11:37 PM Rating: Default
120 posts
What does Suzaku say when he is spawned? What do all of them say when they spawn/die?
RE: Say
# Jul 04 2005 at 1:24 PM Rating: Excellent
899 posts
Only one I've seen is from when you kill Suzaku. Caught a screenshot

"That I shall bow my head to a mortal's might. You shall pay for this humiliation..."

Ominous threat no? He'll come back when you fight Kirin.
# Apr 11 2005 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Tue Apr 12 10:08:41 2005
HP amount
# Apr 05 2005 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
76 posts
I parsed this guy last night and he had just under 25000 HP. I'm sure he can spawn with different levels though. I might update this post with other HP levels I see down the road. Easy fight if you know what you are doing.
Pretty bird ^_^
# Mar 23 2005 at 3:28 PM Rating: Decent
Suzaku is pretty easy, just take caution when hes on his 2 hour because i've seen him to 2 back-to-back Fire IV and take a Pld out who wasn't careful.
# Mar 14 2005 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
You dont have to Shadow bind just have rdm/drk chainspell stun (if 2hr is up).
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