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Vana'diel Bestiary: Kirin  

Family:Manticore
Found in:The Shrine of Ru'Avitau
Spawned using:Seal of Genbu, Seal of Suzaku, Seal of Seiryu, Seal of Byakko
Job:Summoner
Secondary Job:Black Mage
Level:90
Grants Title:Kirin Captivator
Pets:
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Water
  • Strong against Fire
  • Strong against Wind
Drops:
Updated: Sat Jun 13 06:21:31 2009

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General Information

  • At a certain time after Kirin is spawned, he will begin to summon weaker versions of Seiryu, Genbu, Suzaku, and Byakko. There is no order as to which one will be spawned first.

  • Has an auto-regen effect.

  • Grants title: Kirin Captivator

Kirin Special Attacks

  • Stonega IV: Strong AoE Earth based magic damage. (Circle of effect originates from spell target)

  • Stone V: Strong single target Earth based magic damage.

  • Quake: Strong single target Earth based magic damage.

  • Rasp: Single target Earth based DoT that reduces target's Dexterity.

  • Sleepga: AoE Sleep Magic. (Circle of effect originates from spell target)

  • Deadly Hold: Strong single target physical damage.

  • Tail Smash: Single target physical damage with Bind additional effect.

  • Great Whirlwind: Single target magic damage with Choke additional effect.

  • Heat Breath: Frontal cone AoE Fire based damage.

  • Astral Flow: Allows Kirin to summon a random avatar to use its strongest bloodpact.

    • Kirin is capable of using this ability even if his MP is at 0 (unlike a player on the Summoner job)

    • Carbuncle: Searing Light

    • Ramuh: Judgment Bolt

    • Shiva: Diamond Dust

    • Ifrit: Inferno

    • Titan: Earthen Fury

    • Leviathan: Tidal Wave

    • Garuda: Aerial Blast

Historical Information

Qilin (Kirin in Japanese) was a creature in Chinese mythology said to have the head of a dragon, the antlers of a deer, the scales of a fish, the hooves of an ox, and the tail of a lion. It is said that the Qilin is a benevolent creature, only becoming violent when a good person is threatened by a sinner, in which, among other ways, it will attack the sinner by breathing fire.

While the dialogue spoken by Kirin when he is spawns suggests that he is one of the Shijin of East Asian mythology (see Seiryu, Suzaku, Genbu, and Byakko), he is never in actuality associated with them, but is another prominent creature.

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WOOT
# Dec 16 2007 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Today it finally dropped... last sky item I needed ^^
Wow
# Sep 16 2007 at 5:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Since the time I was on top of the list for Osode it never dropped been in 3 different HNMs/sky LSs but they break once I get to top of the list or the thing doen't wanna drop it to me. </3 You SE 19 Months waiting for an item anit fun :/.
Video
# Mar 09 2007 at 1:06 AM Rating: Decent
Below is link to video I recorded.
Equinox linkshell fighting Kirin on Remora server.
Check it out!

http://files.filefront.com/6769643
so
# Mar 03 2007 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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do you need just one seal or all of them >.>
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My bruteus maximus!:
http://raidenleonhart.mybrute.com
Video
# Mar 09 2007 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
Below is link to video I recorded.
Equinox linkshell fighting Kirin on Remora server.
Check it out!

http://files.filefront.com/6769643
reply
# Jan 29 2007 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
1 min 33 sec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hbJ4tyDmC0
jokes?
# Jan 16 2007 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
whats the reason to strive to beat kirin in a record time besides saying ooo i beat it in this low time and held the record. where is the fun now he is joke easy to kill why even play a game that dont challenge you anymore.Sure drops are good but if you beat a joke for the drop whats the fun.if i ever got to where things start becoming a joke to me ill have tio quit the game and play another. yes my spelling is probly bad but o-well if it can b read it dont need to b corrected. dont take this the wrong way im just saying if the game doesnt me its not exciting any more no reason to play.
jokes?
# Aug 08 2008 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
rowdog wrote:
whats the reason to strive to beat kirin in a record time besides saying ooo i beat it in this low time and held the record. where is the fun now he is joke easy to kill why even play a game that dont challenge you anymore.Sure drops are good but if you beat a joke for the drop whats the fun.if i ever got to where things start becoming a joke to me ill have tio quit the game and play another. yes my spelling is probly bad but o-well if it can b read it dont need to b corrected. dont take this the wrong way im just saying if the game doesnt me its not exciting any more no reason to play.


that is because a lot of people feel that you can measure a linkshells success based on how fast they kill things. Faster =/= good linkshell. Just means they have the proper jobs to do it and blowing out 2 hours and whatever. Not every linkshell is geared that way with those jobs. When you do it with tactical burn style it leaves a very small margin of error to where one person can mess it up or you get really unlucky. I have heard stories of shells doing TP burn and kirin did stonega IV followed by tidal wave and completely obliterated the alliance. All 2 hrs were gone and used and they lost their pop items due to kirin depop. I'd rather take it slow and stead, you rush things it less room to deal with things that can happen
jokes?
# Oct 11 2007 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
there are way harder things than kirin
jokes?
# Aug 09 2008 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Yea like Forest Hares in West Ronfaure. They are so tough. Once, our alliance dropped like 6 times trying to take down one. Br careful when taking them on, good thing San d'Oria is near by so we can zone if we get into trouble. O.o
hate to correct a Ls member
# Jan 16 2007 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
The drops from our kirin were o-sode/abj for togi/and D.ingot not pole and feet.although i would b amazed to c kirins feet drop.lmao. if there was suck a thing.
Kirin' A lil overated
# Dec 19 2006 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
Thanks to my LS 'Absynth'.
we killed this Big guy last nite. Very Fun & long fight. A few Drops were to be had 'Feet, Ignot & Pole etc.. Can't way till we do this event Again. btw a Great LS turn out last nite lol Tarutaru "Magician" 75 Whm/blm.. ^.~
odin server pawn
# Oct 18 2006 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
u all talk about Kirin likes hes awesome hes a joke on odin been killed in 4 mins yes 4 mins but a ls with 4 drk with krakens also tp burned by BBQ in 10 mins my sky ls pawn this **** all the time sky is no challenge thank god they have real nms around like Vrtra Jorm Tiamat and AV so i have something 2 work for ^^ Kirin how ever for me is a "weekly title change" tho i cant wait 2 get Hecatomb Body for my DRK
odin server pawn
# Jan 08 2007 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
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4 min kirin.. bah caffiene 3 min kirn.

Pandemonium ftw
odin server pawn
# Nov 02 2006 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
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4 minutes huh? Come to Garuda if you wanna see him drop in 2 1/2 =D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOEfw1YRj0I
odin server pawn
# Oct 19 2006 at 8:29 AM Rating: Decent
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congratulations. . .how many days do u play already ? Kirin is years old, from a time when the 3 great wyrms and sea didn't exist, when krakens or abjurations were a rare sight, merit's didnt exist along with many other abilities or equipment. He was meant as a challenge for that time, same as Behemot was once hard to kill. Times did and do change, your "challenge" Vrtra or AV will sooner or later turn into joke as well and make place for others to come.

And besides, even after all the time 1 thing about kirin did NOT change, the fact that stonegaIV or stonegaIV+ astral flow is beyond devastating.

Edit: there's ls's plainly kraken&souleater burning Tiamat for a lil cash.
odin server pawn
# Oct 19 2006 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
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-.-'

Edited, Oct 19th 2006 at 10:01am PDT by Catslave
Kirin Dies at the Hands of LOTB
# Sep 23 2006 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
Well, there were many skeptics that thought our beastly ls could not do it. Yes, it was a fight that was ages in the making. At dawn we ate the best cuisine, made love to our significant others, and threw on the finest armour for what could have been the last time (forget raises). As the sun rose in full splendor, the gleam on the brass and steel matched the shimmering tears of our kin.

The fellowship of the beast otherwise known as LordsoftheBeasts, gathered at the divine grounds of the gods. These brave beastmasters and honorary bsts (rdm and whm) entered the dominion of the GOD of gods with one united message, "Kirin: we've come to kick your ***********

Undeniably, Kirin did not stand idly by. Left and right, we saw the horrific events unfolding...pop Byakko...pop Seiryu...pop Suzaku...and the montrous rock known as Genbu. We fought with all we could muster as blood and sweat mixed with an unsavory taste, the bitter taste of death.

One by one we heroes fell, and just as quickly another was there to take one's place. Spectators were present just to gawk and jeer at us in such an unsightly way. We did not give in, we could not forsake the promise we made to everyone who said the brethren of LOTB could not succeed. It was our commitment, nay our destiny to prove unto us and the world that an even the gods were no match for our beastmaster power.

Little by little Kirin's strength was waning, Courier Carries, Panzer Galahads, Fungar Familiars, Lifedrinker Larses, Chopsuey Chuckies, and Amigo Sabotenders flanked him from all sides....piercing his every *******. Even this ultimate deity eventually bowed down and conceded defeat. We won one for the clipper...err...I mean gipper.

Tired, hungry, and in need of some lovin', we marched out to our respective nations as comrades-in-arms as we looked up to the sky above Sky and cherished the moment.

.........so.........what is next for these great warriors? Only time will tell, and it will say that --------> LOTB RULES, FTW!
Kirin Dies at the Hands of LOTB
# Sep 01 2007 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
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nice story ,`)
Kirin Dies at the Hands of LOTB
# Jan 28 2007 at 4:05 PM Rating: Default
I'm sorry sir but that big long *** story you wrote was one big mixute of corny, and cheesey, making one nasty afternoon snack.

It's just a game, after im done beating kirin i like to take a long ****, sip on a beer, and hit my blunt.
I just wet myself
# Aug 14 2006 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
Just the picture of this guy scares the hell out of me...

I think I soiled myself.
who else noticed
# Jul 20 2006 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
did any body notice that the screenshot that was taken had a party of 6 even though it only showed 3 it was a party of six ahahah. OMG x.x
who else noticed
# Oct 08 2006 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
Having done my first battle with Kirin last night, it's not unusual to see non-allianced groups/parties on the playing field. For our purposes, we had a separate group just for the summons he spawned...they had to be non-allianced for the provoker to Call For Help (CFH), then the spare members took care of the summons, while the main alliance kited Kirin. Many of our group was rotated in and out as needed during the long battle. We did *3* Kirins last night. @[email protected]
who else noticed
# Oct 08 2006 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
Having done my first battle with Kirin last night, it's not unusual to see non-allianced groups/parties on the playing field. For our purposes, we had a separate group just for the summons he spawned...they had to be non-allianced for the provoker to Call For Help (CFH), then the spare members took care of the summons, while the main alliance kited Kirin. Many of our group was rotated in and out as needed during the long battle. We did *3* Kirins last night. @[email protected]

(Apologies if this posts twice...the message system does not register posts very convincingly)
who else noticed
# Oct 08 2006 at 5:07 AM Rating: Decent
Having done my first battle with Kirin last night, it's not unusual to see non-allianced groups/parties on the playing field. For our purposes, we had a separate group just for the summons he spawned...they had to be non-allianced for the provoker to Call For Help (CFH), then the spare members took care of the summons, while the main alliance kited Kirin. Many of our group was rotated in and out as needed during the long battle. We did *3* Kirins last night. @[email protected]
22 minutes
# Jul 19 2006 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Meh,


He is getting Boring..tied server record..
22 minutes
# Jul 19 2006 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Meh,


He is getting Boring..tied server record..
Epic battle
# Jul 03 2006 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Saturday, July 1st, 2006 will go down as the first time Clan of Chaos on the Phoenix server spawned, and in an epic two hour battle killed Kirin. My congratulations to everyone who was there, and to all who planned this event, camped NM's for spawn items, and killed the Gods for Kirin spawn items. In the end we recieved our rewards, and came together like never before. Way to go!

Ainn
Bluebloods
Briann
Corvin
Darkox
Dragnarage
Drahon
Elliot
Gray
Heavenguard
Kikasa
Kittigirl
Kittydoom
Leaus
Lliquid
Logic
Lunnana
Nascar
Nihilism
Orenthal
Sabrial
Shadowfox
Shadowstryker
Sigamor
Slasherbabe
Sylvani
Targets
Tobyas
Vandry
Wolfc
Zeig

Thanks for letting me be a part of the battle and the Linkshell. Go Clan of Chaos! Here's to many more battles!

Also thanks to Catalyst LS for letting us watch their battle before, we learned from it. Thank you!

Sylvani
Beat Him
# Apr 01 2006 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
Just beat him today on Siren. Drops where Osode, Pole, Neptunal Abjuration body (mine), orichalcum ingot, and a wind xtal. took us about 1 hour and 30 mins. we kited him around the entire fight. blms nuke. be ready for his 2 hour and always have some back up kiters just in case.

fought him a second time today. drops where osode and dryadic body. second time was much harder. he went on a few rampages and his hp stayed still for 45 mins at a time.

Edited, Sat Apr 1 21:52:42 2006
Killed him just
# Apr 02 2006 at 2:09 AM Rating: Decent
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My LS enCORE killed it last night, woulda been a walk over, just he summoned in the worst possible order, like Byakko, Seiryu, Suzaku then Genbu. The easiest last ;; lol. Further more straight after genbu he astral flow our sorry buts, but we still came out on top. Drops were D: Abj, Kirin Pole and N: Abj. no shining cloth ^^;
Keep it in the circus!
# Mar 26 2006 at 4:31 AM Rating: Decent
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that's a huge *****!
strait tank
# Feb 12 2006 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
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has anyone atempted to strait tank kirin? i think it is posible to do so, i just want to know how many deaths/whm/blm/pld/nin are required to do it.
i just think it would be fun to try it, and strait tanking would drop our kill time too... just wondering
RE: strait tank
# Apr 02 2006 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
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yes a LS on here Pxtzle has killed kirin in 26 Mins mainly cos of the RNG causes major DMG, but cos they straight tanked it.
RE: strait tank
# Feb 26 2006 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
my ls straight tanks 90% of the time, the only time we dont is when kiting while killing the summons, and after astral flow as that usually wipes us, we average 45min-1hour kills
RE: strait tank
# Apr 06 2006 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
Uh then strait tanking doesnt help you if it takes you an hour. My LS on Bismark uses 2 kites and thats all we do, tow him around, he has too many stun/bund/sleep and AoE moves to be smart strait tanking it. Between me and the other kite NIN/WAR and WAR/NIN, we might die 1-2 the whole time and thats cuase we goof off. We kill him everyweekend and everytime in 30-45mins. KITING. Dont change what works.
Get 2 good kites stack +20 enmity and go at it.
"Aramahk is too far away, repeat, repeat, repeat... thats how you beat him. Make him waste his time. Im #4 on the list for Osode!! woo!
RE: strait tank
# Feb 24 2006 at 2:17 AM Rating: Decent
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We tried to straight tank him once. That's the one time we wiped completely.
RE: strait tank
# Feb 18 2006 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
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one of my friends LS on asura has strait tanked it. I think they are called Precedence or something close

Edited, Sat Feb 18 14:31:19 2006
RE: strait tank
# Jul 29 2006 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
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STRAIGHT! Please. STRAIGHT! Is this what our education system has come to?
RE: strait tank
# Aug 25 2006 at 1:58 PM Rating: Good
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Remoro wrote:
STRAIGHT! Please. STRAIGHT! Is this what our education system has come to?


Leer jij maar eens andere talen te spreken, mongool.
RE: strait tank
# Mar 21 2008 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Netiz wrote:
Leer jij maar eens andere talen te spreken, mongool.


gadver, zulke harde woorden...
OMG......
# Feb 01 2006 at 12:01 PM Rating: Default
Billy Jean, Is, Not My Lover, Shes Just A Girl, Who, Claims, That.. I AM THE ONE!!! BUT! THIS KIIIIIIID, Is, Not My, Son.....
RE: OMG......
# Jun 14 2006 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
such a useful post, ill make sure to moonwalk kirin to death
Dryadic droprate?
# Jan 29 2006 at 4:24 AM Rating: Decent
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What kind of droprate does Kirin have on the Dryadic Body? I hope it's not too uncommon, when I start fighting this guy one day I want to get my Shura Togi!
RE: Dryadic droprate?
# Mar 17 2006 at 12:05 PM Rating: Good
All the other Kirins I've done before I never really paid attention. But since starting my own LS I can give you the stats on the only 3 we've done so far

Osode: 2/3
Pole: 2/3
Shining Cloth: 1/3
D. Body: ...3/3

No idea why we keep getting that and nothing else, but it was the only thing to drop from our first one.
RE: Dryadic droprate?
# Feb 01 2006 at 1:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I have fought Kirin twice personally and for my LS it dropped the second time along with a Raise III scroll. First one gave us an Osode. I heard the droprate for the abjuration isn't that common, so take note of that. If it's common... then have fun getting the togi :)

Took my LS less than an hour both times. Fun fight.
kirin
# Dec 25 2005 at 10:17 PM Rating: Decent
my OLD LS on shiva which i will not name killed it in 40 mins.
Axi whips Kirin again and again and again
# Dec 24 2005 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
This guys has become easy pray for axi latly.beating him in 80mins which is still the fastest on sylph after the update that made him Uber i believe.

We use simple stratagy PLDs kite blms nuke we keep bio on b4 astral flow and dia and bio on after it. Random melee come in and let loose with tp.

all in all a fun fight if u like Kiting like me (pld75) have fun axi 8/8
RE: Axi whips Kirin again and again and again
# Jan 02 2006 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
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80min Record fastest on Sylph? Don't know where your getting that from cause Chopchop have taken him down many times in just over 60mins.
RE: Axi whips Kirin again and again and again
# Dec 27 2005 at 6:24 PM Rating: Default
don't you guys hold the record for the -slowest- kirin @4hrs? or was it 6?

edit: Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise

Edited, Tue Dec 27 17:28:12 2005
Correction
# Dec 11 2005 at 3:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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Kirin is based off Earth, weak to Wind.
interesting info
# Dec 08 2005 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
I dont know why, guess i wanted to find out the differences between a unicorn and a pegasus... when i come to this page...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn

towards the bottom it refers to Qilin ("Kirin") being known as the "Chinese Unicorn" and directed a link to this page...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qilin

Gives a little insight on what SE wanted to make the God of the game from.
interesting info
# Aug 21 2006 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
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... so why is he not a dhamel then?
Absolute Virtue
# Nov 20 2005 at 9:40 PM Rating: Default
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Just to clarify this discussion of Absolute Virtue:
BlueGartr did NOT spawn AV and has not even killed JoL. JoL was killed by an alliance of some JP and NA linkshells on Pandemonium server.

AV automatically spawns after JoL dies. It's most common spells are Tornado II, Aeroga IV, Aero V, Meteor, and Comet. All of which are insta-cast. It's believed he uses all 2-hrs and is highly resistent to magic and most physical damage. However, Chi Blast, Spirits Withim, and an Aegis'(AF Shield) Shield Bash seemed to do moderate damage. The main issue was its powerful magic and insane regen. It recovered 1000 damage almost as fast as it was dealt.

Sources:
http://www.theorderls.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5713

http://www.theorderls.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5387

Enjoy.


Heh, makes you wonder what the hell the SE dev is comprised of. After all, SE claims they don't add a mob that they can't beat themselves.

Edited, Sun Nov 20 21:41:08 2005
RE: Absolute Virtue
# Dec 06 2005 at 4:47 PM Rating: Excellent
About SE being able to beat it. You know they are in a practice field with nothing on it, using characters whom they artificially maxed out on everything, merit points, gear, etc. They also created the beast so they know exactly what to do and what not to do to kill it. Not a very good barometer of whether or not a group of players will be able to beat it with the vague and otherwise lacking information they have.

Edited, Tue Dec 6 16:48:43 2005
RE: Absolute Virtue
# Dec 06 2005 at 7:35 AM Rating: Good
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also just to clarify, SE has done the most evil thing.....EVER


AV is not a guarunteed pop. Aparently some 3 or 4 other servers killed JoL a day or so after the jp, and AV didn't pop =(

SE, while you may own the game you may never own our souls! (too late for me though, but meh)
RE: Absolute Virtue
# May 14 2006 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
Because they had to take it out to fix it for something.
Anyways, the reason its so hard is because Kirin was the big bad guy for awhile, and now people can beat him like clockwork, so they needed to add something so freaking impossible...
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