Vana'diel Bestiary: Zipacna  

Found in:Ve'Lugannon Palace
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Detects by Sight
  • Detects by Magic
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Lightning
Updated: Sun Feb 21 11:34:34 2010

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General Information

Zipacna's Spawn Location
Zipacna's Spawn Location

  • Wanders constantly between the outermost co-ordinates of its spawn area, periodically even going into the basement level of the Palace.

    • If the Cermet Gate in the center of its path is closed, it will stop up to (H-3) then return towards either (E-3) or (K-3), depending on which side of the gate is closed.

Zipacna Special Attacks

  • Crystal Rain: AoE magic damage.

  • Crystal Weapon: Single target ranged magic damage. Damage type will be of a random elemental type.

    • Zipacna has a tendency to use these two tp abilities moreso than the following.

  • Crystal Shield: Self target Defense Boost. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Heavy Strike: Single target physical damage.

  • Ice Break: AoE Ice based magic damage with an additional Bind effect.

  • Thunder Break: AoE Thunder based magic damage with an additional Stun effect.

Historical Information

In Mayan mythology, Zipacna was a demon of tremendous strength said to be the creator of mountains. Like other members of his family, he was extremely violent, and would take any chance to boast his strength on others. One such example involved Zipacna's encounter with the deities of alcohol, the Four Hundred Boys, who were unable to move a log they had cut for a hut they were building. As Zipacna offered and later moved the log on his own, the Four Hundred Boys came to the conclusion that no single creature of such strength should be allowed to live, and decided to kill him.

They first tried to kill him by having him dig a hole for the post they had cut, and then shoving the post down into the hole while he was in it. Wise to their attempt to kill him, Zipacna dug a tunnel to one side of the post hole and hid in it while allowing the Boys to believe they had succeeded by crying out in agony. Then, after waiting till they had finished the hut and began celebrating their two accomplishments, Zipacna emerged from the hole and collapsed the support log down upon the Four Hundred Boys, killing them all.

Seeking vengeance, the divine Hero Twins devised a plan to lure Zipacna into a canyon with a fake crab, as crabs were the demon's favorite food. The plan was a success, as the weary and hungry Zipacna was oblivious to the Twins plan until it was too late, as they collapsed a large mountain on top of him while in the canyon, slaying him.

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# Jun 16 2007 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
anyone know how often the Great Katana drops?
2 RDM duo??
# Aug 21 2006 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
I saw two RDM duo this thing. I think they were cheating somehow. They ran up and down the stairs at Vu'lagannon entrance and DoT'ed the thing to death. It was so crappy to watch, even after Magic resistance was supposedly introduced, every gravity and enfeeble landed.
2 RDM duo??
# Apr 11 2007 at 6:42 AM Rating: Decent
830 posts
That patch said nothing about Enfeebling magic.
And all mobs are not affected by an increase in resistivity to enfeebles over time. Zipacna is not. Many RDM can solo this guy.
2 RDM duo??
# Dec 14 2006 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
Zip can be soloed by a rdm/nin who knows what they're doing.
2 RDM duo??
# Nov 06 2006 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
i tanked zip as a 75mnk/nin in a party of 5. was hella fun.
So hard to get this guy..
# Mar 28 2006 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
375 posts
If the long *** spawn time wasn't bad enough, RMT ***** Zip nearly 24hrs/day as if it was gonna drop Ochi kotes. They also try to take the other NMs like Mother Globe, which my LS personally saw. They wiped like 3 times, then on 4th attempt... they almost got it killed, but we ended up stealing it from them when it was around 15%hp. They have a nasty habit of letting MG go neutral. It really sucks to see Sky become an RMT zone, despite it being like that for a long while now.
this is bull
# Mar 12 2006 at 3:24 AM Rating: Excellent
25 posts
ok this is total bull, 4 and a 1/2 hours we sat and waited for this thing to pop, and covered every inch of its poping area. it never showed. then i got to thinking. what da hell is game designers actually thinking when they make a NM pop 2-4 hours or in ulli case 6 hours, do they expect us to be living in this game just to get ourselves god armor? how sorry low life do we have to be to put in 6-8 hours every time just to get one NM. they never thought about maybe people have more things to do then wait on some polygon based monster in fantasy world? what about all the crap they put on message right before u log in to the game "dont forget ur school, work and family"? is that all ********* i think its time for sorry jackasses who made this game make adjustment for people who actually have things to do besides live in this game. im open for all feed back. if u agree with me or u just think sore loser. thats fine. im just so damn curios if me and my ls only people who feel this way. gameing is good, and no one should be left in the dust just because they dont have hours on end to pour into game when they have jobs or school to do.
this is bull
# Dec 17 2006 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
if they made things too wasy to get and within a short time everyone would have these things... they are after all "god" stuff... useually stuff with gods in anything isnt taken lightly, and if everyone had the drops from them it wouldnt be as special

it would be like.. oo i want genbu shield.. 2-3 hours later they have it, to me that sounds kinda stupid when you would have to work so little for things like these, also that would make the seals a lot eaier to get and kirin being killed a lot more and more osodos and what not.. yes i do agree its very long, but for what its worth its at a reasonable time
this is bull
# Apr 16 2007 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
1,239 posts
diaboloszemos wrote:
if they made things too wasy to get and within a short time everyone would have these things... they are after all "god" stuff... useually stuff with gods in anything isnt taken lightly, and if everyone had the drops from them it wouldnt be as special

it would be like.. oo i want genbu shield.. 2-3 hours later they have it, to me that sounds kinda stupid when you would have to work so little for things like these, also that would make the seals a lot eaier to get and kirin being killed a lot more and more osodos and what not.. yes i do agree its very long, but for what its worth its at a reasonable time

There are ways SE could keep things hard to get while making the conditions for getting the item reasonable.

Imagine the amount of time farming to get the pop items for genbu were cut in half. Now imagine that Genbu doesn't drop the shield at all, but instead drops something like: "Genbu Shell Fragment" at roughly 2x the rate at which the shield currently drops. Now imagine you need 4 of these "Genbu Shell Fragment" pieces to trade to some NPC who will make the shield. The over all difficulty would be the exact same but now people who can't spend 6 hours straight trying to get one NM pop have a chance. Only real problem with this is because more people can camp the NM more people will so competition would rise.

But thats almost a seperate issue (not completely, but almost).
this is bull
# Aug 11 2006 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
they should make all the sky NM's forced spawn, IMO. even if they made ??? respawn at like 30minutes-an hour, it would still be preferable to the way it is now
RE: this is bull
# Jun 01 2006 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Yes I totally agree with you. SE is very money greedy and they won't make drops THAT are easy for you... So they know that people will spend hours camping just to get certain items. Believe me I know... 0/2 on Argus spent 12 hours finding ToD, claimed it... 28 hours later popped again claimed it no drop >_< That's another reason I dislike SE, why make a mob spawn every 18-36 hours (Forget what the spawn time is) or even the HQ HNM such as Nidhogg take so long to spawn and then having an AMAZINGLY BAD drop rate. SE doesn't do anything about RMT either and the one thing I believe they did alot better was Dynamis, cause it just costs 1 million gil to get in (which divided by the alliance members aint that bad). So I really think SE should switch things around and make it ALOT more user friendly for things such as SKY and pop times and actually enforce their rules more strictly instead of every 6 months kicking a "couple" of RMT players. If they did that alot more people would enjoy playing the game.
RE: this is bull
# Aug 21 2006 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
I agree that the lack of RMT justice is disappointing, but i do not agree on changing spawn times and such. You don't need to play in sky and you don't even need to play the game. You make a choice and are unhappy with it. You can say that things could be better though, thats okay. I'm not trying to tell you not to play. Things don't always work out, i agree. I have had 4 ToD's for Charybdis and no kills, cause i always had to work in 8 hours. But i keep getting the ToD and don't complain, cause it helps my LS mates and maybe help me some day soon.

I understand your frustration, but this is an MMORPG. Just as Everquest before it, there are some very rediculous spawn times. Farming for triggers isn't fun for some people, and often can be a frustrating experience. I think the only valid argument, however, is to get rid of RMT's; not change spawn times. With the difficulty of killing gods, it's an incredibly rewarding experience to see yourself or your LS mates in some god gear.

RE: this is bull
# Mar 26 2006 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
Rate up.. amen!
# Mar 08 2006 at 8:54 PM Rating: Default
Ok, Today was my first time in Sky to actually do something but look at all the pretty colors. Well my GOD/HNM LS went up there to farm and kill this guy. Things were going pretty good we got there without any deaths then were all waiting on stairs and the whm dies, The ONLY whm. But what about RR you say? well RR is used BAM! One shotted again. So we stage these rescure missions for the next hour or so and more people keep dying so me and the other 2 plds keep r1'ing ppl. We finally get everyone alive and well. Positions set up and we go down pull an Enkidu to get it out of the way. While we are fighting it, Fallen Angels (another hnm/god ls full of elitist and such) run in 6 ppl only and we have this huge alliance run past us and take our mob. So when were done were like WTF and pissed off beyond all reason. Bascially we spend hours and tons of deaths just to clear the way for them. Only one of them dies during the fight. We all d2 extremly pissed. Happy I started sky out on the right foot.
# Jan 19 2006 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
365 posts
Does anybody here think Zip is harder than Genbu?
Can it be slept?
# Dec 31 2005 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Can this thing be slept?
Zipacna Video
# Oct 29 2005 at 3:04 PM Rating: Default
1,608 posts
Video removed due to Admin duchebag.

Edited, Dec 16th 2006 6:57pm by LyleVertigo

Background info...
# Sep 23 2005 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Zipacna is the name of an evil demon in Mayan mythology:


As an aside, there's also a Goa'uld in Stargate SG-1 named Zipacna.
solo tank zip. crazy galka fun
# Sep 09 2005 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
172 posts
this was an interesting endevour and one my ls was sure would fail but we had to try. ls decided to tak zip one night. i get on as they are getting ready for round 2. yes they tried and failed. problem they only had a drk that was willing to even try and taknk. so they did an thus they died. anyway i get online and they are getting ready to try again (with only 12 people and 0 tanks) so i tell them to wait and i grab my at the time 73 nin and rush out to sky. well i get there and i'm like so umm where is the other tank. needless to say it was me and only me. so i say "just keep me cured" and we pull. it was a blast was able to keep hate on this bad boy with out the need for sata and keep my shadows up. the occational crystal rain was a bit of a pain but was able to get shadows up before he took me down too far.

needless to say my ls has not been able to take zip as well when i'm not there. i always come home t the horrors of total wipes to zip cause tanks dont keep up on shadows. but what can you do. nin is hard to keep shadows on that beast of a nm.

anyway this was my high light for solo tanking zip, so yes it can be done just keep track of those shadows.

Bruttus 75 NIN of Odin
Bruttus 75 Galka MNK NIN RNG WAR of Odin
ZM14 SKY:0


Video {Do you need it?}
# Sep 02 2005 at 3:43 AM Rating: Decent
Zippy fight. Because I love videos!


Edited, Wed Sep 28 07:30:22 2005
hes kinda tough
# Aug 21 2005 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
im in a newly formed hnm/god ls and we beat this today. was pretty funny. we missed claim earlier in the day, and were back there for repop. our rng leader saw him on widescan, and tried to tell us where to go. in the chaos, a bunch of us died, rescue attempts led to more deaths, and some of us had to hp. it was pretty amazing that it wasnt claimed during all this. it was up and unclaimed for about 40 minutes, i'd say. when we all got back, we organized ourselves and pulled. there was another ls watching us, and when the rng died right before she got to us (tragic) zip went yellow, but wasn't stolen. (hurrah!) there were about 9 of us, most 70+ but our 74 nin had just DC'd so a 68 pld tanked. most ppl had to 2hr, but we brought it down. fun fight

Edited, Sun Aug 21 01:59:53 2005
# Jul 18 2005 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
Cool fight^^ Drops a very good Great Katana

Edited, Mon Jul 18 14:54:22 2005
# Jul 14 2005 at 5:18 PM Rating: Good
88 posts
whats his respawn time?
Zipacna vid
# Jul 13 2005 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
1,608 posts
Click on my link below and select the Zipacna video I did with my ls.
Zipacna Vid

Nothing great but nice to watch.

Must have Divx decoder.

Last Link Added: 31 July, 2005

Edited, Mon Aug 1 02:16:31 2005

# Jun 30 2005 at 11:42 PM Rating: Default
well, for everyone. here is what i know..head east to activation portal @I-10,you will arrive @J-10.continue northward on this island untill you reach next activation portal @J-7,you will arrive @J-6.Now after reaching this Island.Head NW untill you arrive @I-5 entrance to Le,Lugannon Palace.Hug the RIGHT wall down the stairs and continue to hug RIGHT untill you arrive at a DOOR you CAN`T pass(no activation in area,unless some lucky party did it for you in another area).ZIPACNA wonders in the room BEHIND the door. A Ranger with Widescan & Shadowbind CAN & Able to find and pull ZIPACNA through the door. Note:Golems rule this area, so clear for some exp.because they do link with ZIP!! , so AOEs are expected from him. because he Spams "Ice Breaker & Lightning Breaker"...(and if you can`t retreave him from this location , head out... go to next activation portal @I-6 and enter in area G-5 and hug LEFT wall..same applies to above!!) hope this helps everyone

Quickenn 75 Ranger/37 Ninja <Death Scorpions LS Rules!!>

Edited, Fri Jul 1 20:58:49 2005
# May 07 2005 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
where does he spawn? a map and pos on where you found him please thanks a lot =)
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 21 2005 at 11:03 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I havent killed it
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 21 2005 at 11:03 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I havent killed it
# Feb 02 2005 at 10:51 PM Rating: Default
I fought him for first time ^^
not hard at all just dont let the mages get hit.. 6 lvl 75 can kill easy just need setup
# Jan 14 2005 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
367 posts
i've killed this mob wit 5 ppl b4. Had a blm, rng, nin, rdm, whm.
# Aug 30 2006 at 5:52 AM Rating: Default
Yeah ok... Ever Nin I see take this on Get Eaten Alive by AOE that he spams and
with Zips amazing 150delay ~ Around 100dmg a hit(PLD) and 160++ to a NIN I find this alittle Unreal and BS. Not saying a NIN can't but you need Support.
If your New to sky. Make Sure you Tank Him Away from his AOE. And Mages Keep RR up along with Blink/Stoneskin. He will One hit you Two tanks is a plus but is Not needed and @ 35% if you have 3~5 BLM's Zerk him to death. Keep a Stun Order is you have and be prepared for taking alot of DMG. He can dish it out.
It's pretty much a Statue near Ulli's pop Zone on Crack. Shadow Bind and Pull Him to zone. Normally @ 50% if you can set up a skillchian and MB with 3 BLM's he will die. Zone Hate is always a Option for you BLM's when you ShadowBind and Pull to Zone. Anyways Instead of saying O we beat this with 5 ppl. Which can be done. Tell alittle more stratagy. Rate Down.
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