Vana'diel Bestiary: Hakutaku  

Found in:Den of Rancor
Spawned using:Hakutaku Eye Cluster
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Based on Dark
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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General Information

  • The ??? respawns 15 minutes after Hakutaku is defeated or de-spawns.

  • Immune to Sleep, resistant to all Fire based attacks.

Hakutaku Special Attacks

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

  • Flare: Strong single target Fire based magic damage.

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

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

  • Blaze Spikes: Inflicts Fire based magical damage against all that melee Hakutaku. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Enfire: Adds Fire based magical damage added effect to Hakutaku's melee attacks. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Hex Eye: Frontal cone AoE gaze Paralysis effect. (Effect can be evaded by facing away from Hakutaku).

  • Death Ray: Single target Dark based magic damage.

Historical Information

In Japanese mythology, the Hakutaku was said to be a creature with nine eyes, six horns, a human face, and a cow or ox body. The eyes were arranged with three on the face in a triangle pattern, three in a straight line on the left side of its body, and three in a straight line on the right side of its body.

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10 people
# Sep 29 2008 at 12:31 PM Rating: Good
Bst is not easiest way there is a much quicker way to handle him all you need is 6 blms a whm a brd 2 nins a 2 dds/thf u let the DDs pick a tank to sata and the blms just bring him down i did 5 O hat runs in about just over 2 hrs with the 15 mins repop so it went very quick bst is a waste of time and effort
Bst fun easy
# Jan 20 2008 at 9:51 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
The easiest way to do this fight is with bst guaranteed. It is duo'able by 2 competent bst 75. And if all goes tits up then 1 bst has more than enough time to take it on alone till the other bst has RR. note i said RR as this will be very important to have if u doing it as a duo. As a duo it takes anywhere from 40mins-90mins. All in all pretty simple fight if you keep your distance and alternate pet swaps. A rdm is always welcome with a bst duo for refresh and the odd cure just ensure you do not cast magic anywhere near and i mean anywhere near hakutaku as you will get hate off of the bsts during pet swaps. GL to all who need and have fun gettin it.
bst run
# Nov 28 2007 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
55 posts
If anyone doing a bst run for O-hat on Ragnarok i would love to join. Ive been thinking on organising a run of my own but dont have the paint brush or the map over Den of rancor, so not being the ideal leader made me hesitant.
Also after reading all the post on people bailing ive gotten sh*t scared of joining a regular alliance. So it would be sweet to go down there with just 6 bst`s if its possible.

so give me a /tell im Dani bst 75 on Ragnarok

Edit: yeay ^^ im done, did it bstx3 smnx3, worked very well. 2 of the smners died 2 time eatch during the five runs. Bst pets where tank while smn avatar was doing the DD work. first fight took about 40 min but we worked our way down to killing it in about 30 min

Edited, Jan 3rd 2008 9:09pm by Silverdan
optical hat yes please times 2^^
# Aug 20 2007 at 5:14 AM Rating: Decent
hi im Twinfrank. me and my brother Twinsal on shiva server farmed all the eyes and made them into clusters. we are currently looking for people to do the ohat runs. if anyone on shiva server is interested in helping me and my brother out please give tell or send messege.
Optical Hat Stealer
# Jun 26 2007 at 2:40 AM Rating: Decent
A warning for anyone on Hades or any other server if he gets a transfer. Never party with Ness. Here is my story:

I shouted and gathered an alliance together. We were to do Optical Hats in the order in which the person was invited. I was to be first and Ness was in dead last. Long story short, we made it to Hakutaku spawn. We fought him for about 30min and I got disconnected. Ness had party leader now. I asked him several times for it back, but he never responded. After about an hour of fighting Hakutaku, we finally killed him. I lotted, but then Ness changed it to Leader Lot, stole my Optical Hat, warped, and logged off.

So if anyone sees Ness on Hades or any other server, if he happens to get a transfer, then don't party with him. Or you can party with him and Mpk him lol.
Need this Hat
# Jun 18 2007 at 6:19 AM Rating: Decent
Azil on KUJATA
Looking for a group that is planning this fight. Please send a tell to Azil. Thanks.
bst + smn = dead hakutaku
# May 23 2007 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
Just fought Hakutaku on 22/05/07, our party main attack force are smn and bst (no stunners). Overall i considered it easy and smooth as long as hate control is there. Pets and avatars will keep Hakutaku busy.
Things to take note are:
-bst will take care of link if any
-make sure hakutaku is always kept away from caster and bst.
-for bst if in a mixed party; it's better to let at least 2 million eyes died off, if not they respawn quite fast and cause link issues
- one who have hate try not to run into main party, which will caused everyone to eat Firaga III or AOE
- who needs stunner anyway lol
- called npc as smoothing healer may save life lol

Anyway our main party are 3 smn and 2 bst + misc help from rdm and whm. I believe a party of 4 (either bst or smn) can take on hakutaku.
Take around 40 min each for 3 fights. Last but not least, Congrats to kiriswa and krisislance and special thanks to Acc, Warrentang and Heliant for their help.
|(^^)/ Good luck guys

Darkedge 75bst@Ifrit
looking for group
# May 07 2007 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
IM on Kujata Server character name devin. 72 nin atm looking for group to do this run with. if your interested send me a /tell.
Taking a hint helps
# Apr 14 2007 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
Well I just wiped for my 2nd cluster tonight, no big deal, I just now know I'll never have an Ohat. Not like I really NEED the accuracy, there's plenty of other places I can put accuracy on.

But it's not that what gets me, it's the fact that both times, my alliances went through 10-12 fights perfectly, and then on my clusters it seemed like the damn thing would go balls-to-the-wall out ballistic, and just completely anihilate us.

So if you get wiped for no apparent reason other then the fact that the mob practically jumps up 10 lvls whenever you trade the cluster. Just take the hint and save your money to put accuracy in other places.
Fun fight
# Feb 06 2007 at 5:29 AM Rating: Decent
268 posts
We did this 8 times the other night, i was main tank for them all as brd/nin.
the 1st run was my cluster, it was going ok till we got some pop aggro and someone in the main ally cfh >.<
The ls leader tells everyone to log off while i solo it for 2 mins. they get back on and i die, it goes back to non cfh and the nins try to tank while i'm weakend. One or two deaths later i'm back at full and get hate fixed on me again it all goes ok from there.

Died 2 more times in the 8 runs due to nasty deathrays followed by triple attacks while recasting march.

Each fight took about 7 mins apart from the 1st and last, the guy who was last d/c'd half way through so we had to stop fighting while i tanked it.

All in all, not hard to tank if your not facing it and have some one to cure after deathray.
killed with seven
# Feb 04 2007 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
210 posts
Did two runs last night with seven people, then before we left did a third for a NIN whose pickup had warped and we also invited a DRK who wanted a D2. Zero deaths.
Set up was:


For the first two fights. Took approximately 15 minutes with no deaths. Have the NINs stand on both sides and tank backwards to avoid constant para, with the SAM/THFs SATA onto them and the three stunners (RDM/DRK, BLM/WHM, WHM/DRK) set up with a stun rotation to catch Firaga III, or if a NIN is taking dmg. Having one NIN sub DRK and catch hate by spamming stun is a huge help.

As a BLM, barring MBs, nukes weren't really that impressive. So I spent more time keeping DOTs up, throwing in a few cures, a couple paralyna, and camping the stun button.

To avoid adds, we fought in the tunnel next to the ??? but kept far enough away from the ledge to avoid blood aggro.

After we took the first Hakutaku out, we watched a pick up alliance of 12+ almost wipe to it. PLD tanked it facing the mob, and mages took hate a couple times. I wouldn't advise a set up like ours with a pick up either, but with a group of people you know and can trust, a smaller group can actually be a lot more fun than zerging it with 18 people.

Edited, Feb 4th 2007 10:38am by miyabi
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 18 2007 at 9:47 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) my bst/smn ls does this on garuda for 1 mil a hat, this is cake we take 10-18 members down and kill in 10 mins without meleeing just watching while million eyes own him, we dont need any help we run all over this place. last run we killed 5 hats in like 2 2.5 hours while killing about 6-7 other nms while having fun. its funny when i go to do this with my hnmls i get to be linkage control while they bust there ***** to kill it. while i stand there with my eye laughing while getting free exp and change at couple eyes to sell.
plz help
# Jan 02 2007 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
If anyone does a run on kujata server could u plz tell kellen? i need it (like everyone else) i am 70 drg/sam and would really like it so plz tell me!!!!
kujata Kellen
: )
# Nov 13 2006 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
Luv me some Haku lol. Drg/sam main stun for Haku Leg Sweep.... If you can't find blm or drk stunners, a 75 drg/sam works wonders. LS went down there with 1 blm 2 whms the rest melees. Total 16. I was main stun for 7 hats. Along the way more showed up had 3 blms but the would cast stun at random and nuk, with me stunning on call. Leg sweep missed once. ZERO wipes . Dragoon yes, please ; )
# Nov 04 2006 at 1:15 AM Rating: Good
1,056 posts
Fought him tonight.

THF x2, PLD, SAM, MNK x2, WHM x3, BLM x2, RDM

First fight PLD fell twice because stun order got messed up and he got off a flare and a fire IV but we got everyone up and got rolling again.

Second and third fights we had the PLD tank with earth staff which helped considerably and had the stun order set up correctly. Won without a problem and only one death because the SAM TA Gekko'd one THF when he moved to get behind the PLD.

At this point a WHM and BLM both had to leave so we had a DRK and BLU come in to help out. Fight started off horribly when Hakutaku got off a lucky firaga III on the pull (didn't get far enough away in time) and the DRK got hit and went down. Got everyone healed and raised, when someone missed a stun on Fire IV and the PLD went down. We bounced hate between people with Utsusemi as much as possible, but a WHM went down and our DRK DCd. Raised everyone back up, weakness wore on the PLD, but WHMs were OOM so no one could cure him. Tried bouncing hate again, but we fell one after another. At about 30% we wiped.

Another run is planned on next Friday to get hats for the people that didn't get them (had 3 more after the wipe, decided to call it quits due to lack of people). Anyone on Carbuncle that wants to help out, send a /tell. We need all the help we can get.
My experiences
# Oct 29 2006 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
I've done this fight about 15 times now.
The best setup that worked for us (meaning it was fast, easy, and safe) was:

PLD & NIN - Backwards tanking to avoid Paralyze, each stood on one side
3-4 Stunners - Worked out a Stun order ahead of time and stuck to it
2 Melees /THF - Hate control, SATA onto whichever tank did not have hate
3 WHMs - One per PT, all focus on the tanks and handle Paralyna (very little needed though)
3-4 DDs - Important, have them stand to the side to avoid Paralyze, and WS behind the tanks

Beyond that, just Stun his big spells. BLMs nuke lightly until later in the fight when the tanks have more hate (since there are two, neither can build a huge amount to avoid problems transferring it)

It's nice to have someone to handle links, but if you pull Haku to the right of the Door near his ???, you can fight in that corridor without any problems. (Just make sure you don't stand near the ledge, there are Low HP aggroing mobs below)
# Oct 07 2006 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
looking for anyone to help me kill this guy for my o.hat on bismarck. contact me via pm or send me an ingame tell, any help would be appreciated. Thank you
we rock!
# Aug 21 2006 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
when we came down to pop this mob we have'nt got any refresher nor dispeler. just 2 WHMs and 3 BLMs (75, 58 and 66). after first pop i knew we will rock on him. did him 4 times ^%^

here is a movie:

ViVa Crazy Chocobos


Edited, Aug 21st 2006 at 10:31am EDT by Glizdus
we rock!
# Oct 15 2006 at 11:39 AM Rating: Good
562 posts
Nice video, but next time skip the music.

Seriously, I had to mute it just to be able to watch the video.
FFXIV - Fellows - Fabul
FFXI - Fellows - Gilgamesh

Help me out!
# Jul 13 2006 at 2:08 AM Rating: Decent
I've had my cluster for ages! If there is anyone out there on Cerberus that is going to be getting this or needs it please tell me! I have about 6-10 people that I could get to go if need be.
Thank you !
# Jun 19 2006 at 8:28 AM Rating: Default
BTW! I would like to say thank you to all the people who sent me /tell's wanting to help me...It turned out 2 bst and 2 smn's took me and beat on that thing for like an hour and a half to get the hat for me. It was so funny to see 4 people do it after watching so many alliances wipe. In that time they had it down to 20-25% when a whole alliance came in and finished it off for us so we would be out of there way so I got my Hat Wo0t! Thanks All!
# Jun 07 2006 at 10:19 AM Rating: Default
Hi this is thadrizzle! If you are on Fairy Server I know you have seen me runing around. I really want this hat I help this guy all last weekend w/ ZM5-12 and we became what I thought where pretty good buddies so, we both needed hat he had a cluster and said that night he was getting a party together to make a run. So out of neccesity I bought a cluster for my life savings of 2.9 mill (I know I am a fool). Well to make a long one short he didn't form the party that night and /telled me last night that he had joined some high lvl LS that took him to the fight and it took 5 mins but he couldn't invite me....I have not recieved a reply since oh well, they come and go but, I still need this hat if you are on Fairy please please help me out if you can and you are not in some stuck up LS-Remember this game is supposed to be fun not like clicks in High School. Ok I have said my piece TY.

Ps. I only have about 450k atm to offer so if you wanna help just search me I will be in my secret place farming...

Edited, Wed Jun 7 11:24:10 2006
Good Times on Caitsith
# Jun 05 2006 at 1:31 AM Rating: Decent
Did this fight tonight on Caitsith 8 times, meeting success all 8 fights. We had a full alliance plus an add party, and several obervers. As far as I could tell, we didn't pay attention to what day we fought him on, as we were there for several hours.

A big, Galka-sized thanks to Alluan, Starlight, and all the other great people in Kinjutsu who made this happen!
hp and stuff
# May 30 2006 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
Did this like a month or 2 ago, this guys got a **** load of hp and def. he took down our main tank twice think he was a 74pld when we started so our back up took over... 67pld but he did tank him w/o dying. fight took bout 15min. clear out the room of the eyes before hand pop this guy then kill him and the other mobs should have poped already rest up kill, lather, rinse, repeat.
Crazy Fight!!!
# May 15 2006 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
This fight was crazy. The first time our alliance went in, we kicked butt. Second time, toast. Third time, toast. Fourth time...Toast. Everyone disbanded and we went home. I am sorry for the three people who lost their clusters. Congratulations for the person who got the hat!

My question is this: Because this sucker is based on Dark, would it be wise to fight him on lightsday perhaps? I haven't been too concerned with what day to fight what except after seeing this sucker in action.

Best of luck to all who will try and congrats to everyone who has gotten the hat. It's a hard fight. Kudos!

RE: Crazy Fight!!!
# May 15 2006 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
Through some very needed research, I found the following:


For those of you who have been as lazy as I am and not really cared too much about the elements, check it out. Great site.

But back to this guy, YES! Fight him on Lightsday. To find out a schedule of when Lightsday is, check out:

another great reference site. Fighting it on Darksday = suicide!

Also, another bit of information. It's highly recommended to fight this bum in the little path to the north of where you pop him. Just make sure not to fall off the ledge. If you have good stunners and keep Barfira up, you don't have to worry about AoE's for the Mages. Also Mages, face away from him. If you are facing away, Hex Eye doesn't do anything to you.

No need to clear the room totally since it is not linking. Just enough of a path for the person who will spawn it and run in to where everyone is.

I hope this helps others so they don't lose their hard earned clusters!


Edited, Mon May 15 10:08:34 2006
O Hat
# May 14 2006 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
Hey, I have a 69 Ninja on Cerberus and I need to get myself an o hat. I have the cluster and am ready to go. If anyone on Cerberus is gonna to be going for it sometime soon please send me a message or tell in game. Im usually on weekdays 6-12 pm pacific time and anytime on the weekend.
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