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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Nipper looks hurt
# Jul 01 2005 at 7:58 AM Rating: Default
I didnt read all the postings on this page..
but i just have to point this out.

Nipper looks VERY hurt. the ULTIMATE back stabbing. wut can i say.
BST (Alliance) (Can I Have It?) (Ifrit) (Server)
# Jun 14 2005 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
558 posts
i think it would be fun to get an all BST alliance to do this. Not just because I need to kill it for the O Hat, but because itd be fun to get an all BST alliance to kill anything lol. If you would like to join the fun on Ifrit /tell Pazrayna. Id love to set this up. But apparently all the lvl 70+ BSTs are busy doing more important stuff to make it happen ; ; even after i do this with non-bst and get my o hat i still might be insterested in doing it with all bsts. fun fun fun heck maybe afterwards we can go kill tiamat! lol

Edited, Tue Jun 14 22:43:45 2005
RE: BST (Alliance) (Can I Have It?) (Ifrit) (Server)
# Jun 16 2005 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
1,220 posts
Just did this last night with 3-5 BST (numbers varied during the fight).

Click here for full details. Fight was 3 hours, but fun as hell!


RE: BST (Alliance) (Can I Have It?) (Ifrit) (Serve
# Jun 19 2005 at 5:01 AM Rating: Default
558 posts
thanks for your post, I read um... part of your story. I have ADD and it is kinda long so... um... hmm... 3 hours? /panic you think if we got more bst's to help it wouldnt take quite as long? hmm
RE: BST (Alliance) (Can I Have It?) (Ifrit) (Serve
# Jun 20 2005 at 5:16 PM Rating: Good
1,220 posts
yeah, I tend to get wordy but it was a story I had to share.

Yes, we are planning future runs, but it was one of those "we climbed the mountain because it was there". As I stated in the beginning of the post, I like to do things the hard way ^_^b
#REDACTED, Posted: May 29 2005 at 2:27 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) killed this thing 9 times today pld can tank it just fine with a earth staff but if i can make a suggestiong is that BST are great to have if you have 2 or 3 bst to control links and 18 ppl to kill NM you will do just fine killed it 9 times and I think it got like 2 firage 3 off's the wholte time...stun cycle is very imprortant make sure you have at least 3 stunners..perferbly drk cause blm are busy half the time casting long spells
# May 29 2005 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
129 posts
killed this thing 9 times today pld can tank it just fine with a earth staff but if i can make a suggestiong is that BST are great to have if you have 2 or 3 bst to control links and 18 ppl to kill NM you will do just fine killed it 9 times and I think it got like 2 firage 3 off's the wholte time...stun cycle is very imprortant make sure you have at least 3 stunners..perferbly drk cause blm are busy half the time casting long spells
RE: O-hat
# Feb 19 2006 at 5:34 PM Rating: Good
If you are lucky enough to have Gonks basic set up it is an assured victiory: but even if you win beware:: horror story:: venting::

O.Hat was "stolen" and then the player(going to remain anonymous)because he does not deserve this kind of attention... wait yes, yes he does [Rmzrider] does not deserve to wear that hat. he just "deny deny deny" the moral aspect of putting a QM on when he knew what he was doing. its not his cluster/He is claiming it is impossible to change party leader and drop out of party so in order for him not to get the hat. After everybody in the alliance was screaming him hundreds of options to do in order for me to get my hat. he gets all fisty with me and says "don’t fuc#en threaten me" which threw me off. he force me to take his cluster (clearly because its that easy and perdictable to get a drop) if it was indeed that easy then he just would have done it himself and not acted so devious. i call a gm because i have no idea what to do and they say: "there is nothing i can do that is considered a lotting issue" thanks for the help guys..... really... i have the bitterest taste in my mouth and my day/day's are ruined for a while, being that it takes HOURS just to set up a alliance not to mention HOURS to farm for the cluster,& travel time to take a group of 18 people there = hell. Its so ridiculous that he just couldn’t give me this then get his next, now he took mine instead, give me a cluster which i refused because it is not guaranteed but i had my back to the wall?!!then in the second fight with more nin's someone calls for help?!!?! on a add what a fool!?!? we would have won but he calls for help!!!! why don’t they just dig the knife in even more. i don’t get why the "almighty GM cant pull some matrix(y)
sh%t and let me give him a cluster (which i would pay for even though i shouldn’t) and let me get the hat. sucks so much i am trembling with hate over a fu$ken game!!! typically this would bother me a lot but being the amount of time i put into this nonstop it is a thorn in my side aided by a knife in my heart. now i am uncertain when i will get it. It would have sucked if i fought him and failed but i can live with that because then our party wouldn’t have been worthy.... this is just larceny/theft which ever category you want to place it in. [Rmzrider] pleading ignorance does not fly, and should not be accepted. [Rmzrider] i hope your days are as black as mine and so much more. we had a good party going, fully capable and you fu$ked it for all of us(especially myself). everyone in the alliance who did not get their turn say thank you to [Rmzrider]. So guys being that it is considered a Lotting issue to the GM's which apparently render them powerless; why not just steal everyone’s sh%t. dont even buy a cluster and make your self leader then rite when u fight the NM; QM it and there apparently is nothing they can do. in the most respectful of ways "fu$k off". its just depressing to have invested / put so much time into a game/hobbie/past time and not be treated with the respect/decency to clear up and resolve a pretty capable issue. This can be neutralized my pre-k common sense. (you took something that was his, now give it back) Especially if GM's have the power to negate Rare/Ex items...

so frustrated i am.....

[Rmzrider] = you don’t have any of my respect, and you were yelling at people for lotting on million eye drops

[Rmzrider] GM told me to work it out, being that it Ra/Ex i cant.

# May 29 2005 at 2:27 AM Rating: Default
129 posts
killed this thing 9 times today pld can tank it just fine with a earth staff but if i can make a suggestiong is that BST are great to have if you have 2 or 3 bst to control links and 18 ppl to kill NM you will do just fine killed it 9 times and I think it got like 2 firage 3 off's the wholte time...stun cycle is very imprortant make sure you have at least 3 stunners..perferbly drk cause blm are busy half the time casting long spells
#1 stunner
# May 17 2005 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
Fought this sucker today from a random invite, was bored so figured why not. it was a fun fight if you have ninja tanks (though with enough healers I'm sure a pld could tank it). As a 70smn I found the best move for myself was fenrir's eclipse bite, it ranged from 54 1 or 2 times to 350-510 being max. Oh yea, As i read through a few posts I can also confirm this guy is ALOT easier with 3-4 stunners, this guy likes to spam flare, firga III as well as a few others I'm sur e I missed.

Have fun with him and make sure to have 1-2 people watching for links also, they can turn the fight's outcome if not watched for ^^
# May 17 2005 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
1,121 posts
How about we all yell at the idiots for not posting a correct <pos> and otherwise crappy strats

need help
# May 11 2005 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
Hey, i just recently got the Eye Cluster yesterday thanx to Darkusx from Asura (YOU ROCK). My ls is great but unfornatly not able to kill this HNM. If anyone from Asura does this run or is soon, maybe think i can join. The respawn of this HNM used to be 15 minutes but it changed to 0 so youcan fight him faster. Im sure we can work something out /tell Nitrus . Thank you /bow
RE: need help
# May 15 2005 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
whoever said this nm has no reapwn time suck we did this last night and hell it took forever anyhows thanks UnholyLegion i like my pointy hat lol
Hmmm . . .
# Apr 21 2005 at 8:42 AM Rating: Default
i know this is forced span but what do i need to span him?
# Apr 17 2005 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
76 posts
This guy has right at 50,000 HP. Have fun on your runs! ^^;
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 03 2005 at 10:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) one of the scimitars from another dude is goin up the SAM's *** lol
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 21 2005 at 5:41 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) http://TheBlackRoses-ls.com
# Feb 16 2005 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
924 posts
Help me -.-
# Feb 04 2005 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
My cluster has been with me for a month now -.- someone help me fight this thing >.<
doable with 2 partys
# Feb 03 2005 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
595 posts
Very doable with two partys of 70-75. You can never have too few melee on this since they own em.

A nin tank is preferable, but if you have 2-3 healers a pld can tank it just fine.

Remember to setup a stun order, atleast 3 stunners should be available.

If you get an add, let all the melee and 1 stunner focus on the add until its dead and let the tank solo the NM for a while.
RE: doable with 2 partys
# Aug 31 2005 at 6:36 PM Rating: Decent
353 posts
Yeah, this NM easily kill-able by 2PT. And i did it without WHM. My PT was: 2xNIN PLD MNK THF 3xBLM 2xBRD 2xRDM. All of them Lv70+

We killed it in roughly 20 min.
LS fun!
# Jan 30 2005 at 8:45 AM Rating: Default
well, today is the day kiddies, my LS is going out for this bad boy, we got about 25 ppl lined up, some of which don't need it, so i'm pretty sure we'll have plenty of ppl that can take on the add in's WISH US LUCK, and i hope i get my O-hat
9 Optical Hats /panic
# Jan 17 2005 at 4:33 AM Rating: Decent
83 posts
Tackled this bad boy last night.

Had a full alliance of 18. Levels 70 - 75 mostly, me being the lowerst at 65.

Well rounded party all together. We went with the intent to get 9 hats O.O Took a hell of a long time. Be forwarned. Each battle takes about 10 - 20 minutes depending on the strenght of the mob that is spawned, and if there are any add ins from Mobs that respawn. From what we could see this mob has about a 5 levels of difficulty. Some of the fights were done in 10 mins, no problem, barely broke a sweat, there were 2 fights that lasted close to 20 mins, and those 2 did not have any adds at all.

Once the mob is dead it takes exactly 15 mins for the ??? to pop again. Good enough to rest up the group and kill the local respawns.

So you are looking at about 25 - 35 mins per hat.

Personally I felt pretty useless here for the first 7 hats we got. A rng at 65 cannot hit this thing worth a damn. I would start the fight with 300% tp, use sharpshot and GMB and still miss my slug 50% of the time. And then in the entire time it takes to fight, my tp may break 100% by the end of the fight, so you can figure how much I was missing.

What changed the last 2 fights is the Rng in our pt started talking about food options. Squid Sushi is a godsend in this fight. My hit rate went from maybe 5 - 6 hits landing in the entire fight, to hitting 85%+ actually landed a cpl Slug Shots at 150% tp with Sharpshot up.

Had very few deaths the entire time we fought, only person who consistently died was the rng I mentioned, think she died 4 times, maybe 5. See her hit for 1100 on a Slug, that = one dead rng in a hurry.

Think the pt we had, had 4 BLM if I remember right. They set up Stun macros with a rotation basis. kept rotating between the 4, put a call into the macro that it was "player 1 - 4" turn to stun next. Worked out really well. in all 9 fights we got hit with Firaga 2x. Not bad considering how many times he tried to cast it.
# Jan 04 2005 at 4:54 AM Rating: Decent
1,649 posts
Few words of wisdom:
-Randomly assembled alliances aren't the wisest choice.
-Stunning this thing every 5-10 sec if possible is very very good. 5/5 hats with 9 stunners, only two deaths the whole evening.
-Plan everything beforehand. Stun order, who tanks mob adds, which whm paralnya which tank etc.

Camp spot of choice: Right at the entrance to the room with the ???. You will get adds, but nothing to worry about. Aspir the tonberry elementals. If you go back up so you are at the top of the cliff... um... we got a Fire Ele and the whole alliance wiped (different run... got 0/1 because doofus called for help + alliance death).
# Dec 10 2004 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
lmao look in the pic the sams got a scimitar up his but XD
RE: look
# Oct 10 2005 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
thats a nin
# Nov 25 2004 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
After killing Bomb Queen 4 times, our alliance set off to spend the remainder of the evening getting as many hats as we could. We ended up getting 6-7 hats and on our final battle, one of the guys who found out he wasn't gonna get his hat THAT DAY left and was one of our stunners, ended up getting everyone killed and the person who formed the entire thing lost his cluster. We'll be working to get him another when we try again Sunday as well as get everyone else hats.

As far as the battle goes, you'll need 3+ stunners to work effective and safely. Keep a stun order because he likes to use Firaga III and Flare. He hits very hard so try and have 1 party with 2 Whms, Rdm, Brd and 2 tanks. The Rdm must keep both Whms in Refresh while the Brd keeps them all in both Ballads. Since this mob triple attacks often, Plds are a must, only use Ninjas if you have 2-3 and enough Thfs. Have the Pld with highest def be the main tank while others try and take hate if he gets in serious trouble. I suggest having 3 tanks to be safe. As far as Melee go, you almost need this hat to hit him (LOL!) because his evasion is nuts, but do your best. Everyone pay attention and make sure that you have a select few take care of the occasional pops in the area and you'll be fine.

Overall, if the alliance is coordinated, its not all that hard of a fight, just be patient and have fun.
RE: Hats!
# Nov 29 2004 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
Update on this:

The leader of the event got another cluster and obtained his hat!, as well as me and a couple others.

As I said before... its extremely important to have a stun order and keep at it, have stunners pay close attention and this fight will go smooth.
opti hat
# Nov 24 2004 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
well anyways, i here lots of good thing about how to kill this poor mob. where do i get the cluster items and whats the name of the mobs i have to kill in order to complete the cluster?

Edited, Wed Nov 24 09:48:48 2004
# Nov 11 2004 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
Well, we finally went for this guy and everyone died our first try. Its impossible on my server to find people to help fight this thing. I've tried a half dozen times for a few hours each time and someone I know has tried even more. When we finally got an alliance to go, we were shorted 2 ppl so we made due. We got him past half his life and when the pop team went for the Million Eyes, etc, somehow... one of the tanks died and it all went downhill from there. I'm sure if those 2 spaces were filled with another Blm and another tank, we'd have survived. My regards to the person (they know who they are) who lost their cluster.

For all of you who think GETTING the cluster was hard... I bid you the best of luck getting help to fight this guy.
RE: :(
# Nov 20 2004 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
ok, after that failed attempt, i've been turned down 7 times for going along to fight this thing. Five alliances were JP that said things like "sorry no" "EN {No thanks}" or "EN {Too weak} {sorry}" and the 2 EN alliances, the first I asked and they said they were full and the 2nd said they were just finishing for the day and that possibly I can go with them next time. So hopefully i'll get my hat soon :/
# Nov 04 2004 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
924 posts
Spawn location is G-8 on the corner of the wall, infront of the gates to Zilart Mission 5. Head south after paintings in Temple.

I recommonend an alliance, 2 ninja tanks, 3-4 stunners and some heavy DD (ranger's, thfs, drk's). Spirits Within is the prefered WS, so make sure Ninja and other sword weilding DD build TP in advance. You will need to clear the room of million eyes and tonberry (about 3-4 in room). Have 1 PT of the alliance to deal with add-ons.

Blm and drk's have a stun order. Silence on the NM is nice, but not needed and keep and eye on Ninja, gets paralyzed quit easy. If meele cant hit NM, build tp from addons.

For all you mnks out there, use Chi Blast. Good luck ^.^
RE: Blah~
# Nov 08 2004 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
411 posts
Either type of tank is a gamble...
if Hakutaku casts Flare on a PLD and no-ones able to stun/silence it, you're kinda screwed right there.

For ninjas, if they get paralyzed at the worst time and are unable to cast Utsusemi, a few hits and they're dead.

Best for tanks to tank it backwards to prevent Hex-eye.

Edited, Mon Nov 8 18:59:38 2004
# Oct 29 2004 at 3:47 PM Rating: Default
I have my cluster, lets say hypothetically that I spawn him and the alliance dies... does that basically mean i'm SOL and have to get another cluster?
RE: Question
# Nov 02 2004 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
Yea...happened to a guy in our LS last night...we wiped, he's out one Cluster.
# Oct 21 2004 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
169 posts
This mob is weak vs physical dmg and very resistant to magic. He is NOT a slime or jelly type, whatever you want to call it.

His family are all super powerful magic casters so it's only natural that they can also resist powerful magic. And similar to all BLM types, they are weak vs physical dmg.
RE: Clarifications
# Oct 23 2004 at 4:59 AM Rating: Decent
the mob type is called Hecteyes
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