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Vana'diel Bestiary: Axe Beak  

Family:Cockatrice
Found in:Meriphataud Mountains
Level:25 - 28
Flags:
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Earth
Drops:
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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BLU hunting
# May 25 2006 at 10:28 AM Rating: Decent
im @33 on my BLU and these types of mobs give me a lvl 32 spell i need, these are the lowest lvl in the game. Ive been hunting for a couple hours now and no spell yet. only 5 pops. i recommend that any blus hunting for "Sound Blast" go to sarumangue campain where there are more frequent pops. SE needs to put more in this area for sure.
Pop places
# Feb 19 2006 at 3:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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I've gone over this entire map of Meriphataud Mountains in search of these things and have only found 3 of them.

2 spawn at the far east just below the spine @ J-8. If only one is there then the other is then the other is somewhere between positions H-8 & I-9. The other position a friend just found at G-8 but that was only one, a possible fluke. Anywayz if someone at SE ever reads this post pass it along the chain to put more of them in Meriphataud mountains.
Pop places
# Oct 17 2010 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I found 3 Spawns: H-8 South west corner, J-8 below the spine, G-8 (probably wandered into G-8 from F-8).

There is a NM here now, ChonChon @ F-8, that might be up, don't mistake it for an Axe Beak if youre hunting @ 35~.
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RE: Pop places
# May 06 2006 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
I often see 1 in the north-western section of (F - 9), however, the spawn location that you mentioned is very reliable. No one ever hunts them (it seems) so they're nearly always available.

Thanks for the info! Rate up! ^^

Edit: Also, respawn rate is 10 minutes.

Edited, Sun May 7 14:33:38 2006
only one?
# Feb 17 2006 at 7:42 AM Rating: Decent
While this is an easy kill for me, I have only seen one of these in the montains and I can't find any others at all.

This is on thefar east of the map past the crag line that runs in the air and the ground just a bit of there to the south.

other aera after corming this place on a chocobo.
Did not see any. :(
rare?
# Dec 06 2005 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
these things must be rare, cause i never saw a beak in Meriphataud... wonder where they're...
what was I gonna say...?
# May 18 2005 at 5:29 PM Rating: Default
Anyone know the price of a stack of meat that comes off of these ugly...well...youknowwhats?


(Do any of you notice how often people repeat information already said in these threads?)
I need the meat
# Mar 14 2005 at 10:12 PM Rating: Default
Although i need the meat for meat kabob ,but the effort i don't have... ><

better buy it a stack at AH for 12K on Lakshimi....

Success!
# Jan 19 2005 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
Hey all,

I have a lvl 35 RDM with a BLM sub. The axe beak isn't that difficult as long as you are the one hunting it. (Not it hunting you). You -need- stoneskin, phalanx and blink on, rested, and with full MP.

More often than not, you can kill these giant chickens with more than enough HP/MP left in your ******* (and resist petrify is invaluable here). However, sound vaccumn and petrify (when it lands) will definitely take you down to the red zone.

Even if that is the case, you still have a chance of winning provided you have enough MP, etc. Regen is a good idea too.
RE: Success!
# Apr 15 2005 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
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lvl35mnk/thf took 1 down with no difficulty, was only doing about 15 dmg per hit to me and I was averaging 30 per fist. Lost about 200hp but stole a giant feather and got one as a drop so well worth it since these sell for 25k a stack on phoenix.
RE: Success!
# Mar 13 2005 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I must have caught a weak one... 29THF/14WAR I was able to take it down with about 100hpts to spare. I had eaten some meat jerky, and had just fought a lizzy so my tp was up. Successful SA of about 135pts to start.

Luckily the Axebeak did some sonic AOE which lowered my INT (which put it down to about 2 lol). I had 517hpts at the time...

Checked as easy to me...
Owwies
# Dec 22 2004 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I fought one of these as a 35 RDM (subbed RNG for widescan) I had t use my 2hr to survive. I never want to see one of these again...EVER.

*farms coeurls*
got smoked
# Nov 26 2004 at 7:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I was trying to slowly grab some twinstone earrings from Hill lizards .. Saw one of these and it conned DC to me. Do i thought what the hay give a try.. well needless to say that the stars looked awfully nice whecn your laying on y our back.. Damn this hit me hard 29PLD/14WAR.
drop?
# Sep 30 2004 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
Thse things drop Cockatrice meat, do they drop it in multiples, like a few at a time..with TH. or like 1 at a time?
drop?
# Oct 25 2009 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
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They're supposed to drop a giant feather I need for a quest, but these Axe Beaks have no feathers!!!
RE: drop?
# Mar 01 2005 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Definitely 1 at a time, the drops are pretty scarce about 1/10 w/o TH. I have had them drop feathers or skins w/ the meat but never 2 meats.
RE: drop?
# Jan 03 2005 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
With TH, you only get a better chance of getting a meat, and you would likely only get one meat per drop other than the crystal, feather or skin. But TH doesnt multiply the drop.
RE: drop?
# Oct 02 2004 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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probably one at a time, considering how expensive they are and how hard they seem to be to find.
G-9
# Sep 03 2004 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I stumbled upon one of these guys at G-9. 33/15 MNK/THF he was hitting me for 37-45 damage each time. Finally beat him with 383/680 hp.
Chickens
# Aug 23 2004 at 11:32 PM Rating: Default
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stupid chickens.... the sound like chickens.. gobble like chickens.. well maybe theyre prehistoric chickens, like everything else in this place.

And even subbing thf, it they still dont drop meat that often :( . Lvl 40 drk can solo them easy even if the petrify you for a bit; just whip out drain when your no longer stoned.

well there goes my hopes of a cheaper way to make mithkabobs. 2 hours and i only got 6 pieces of meat.

Edited, Tue Aug 24 00:33:10 2004
what about rdm?
# Aug 16 2004 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
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wouldn't a 30 or so RDM have a better chance than a 30 BLM? cause of resist petrify and all...
RE: what about rdm?
# Sep 25 2004 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
Actualy, as a taru blm ive never had them try to petrify me. When they break free of bind, they dont get enoght tp befor killing me.
30blm/thf
# Aug 13 2004 at 4:48 AM Rating: Decent
It is possible to farm these, as a lv30 taru blm. But, if they break free of bind too fast id suggest warping out.
gfndsrythdtyjfyu
# Aug 09 2004 at 7:12 AM Rating: Default
question : 59 blm 28 whm, can i kill these things safely? will i resist petrification? or will i die if it does that
RE: gfndsrythdtyjfyu
# Oct 01 2004 at 11:38 AM Rating: Good
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You're level 59 and you don't know whether a level 25-28 mob can kill you?! *sniff* I smell Ebay....
RE: gfndsrythdtyjfyu
# Sep 06 2004 at 12:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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Axe beak spawn area is J-8 spawns every 5-10 mins, im 50 blm/15thf and i kill it with 1 Freeze, get drop 2/3 times. good money for not having to pay much attention. they only aggro me if im resting.
Farming
# Aug 08 2004 at 1:26 AM Rating: Decent
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I farm these guys as a lvl 41 Dragoon/19 Thief. I can get a stack in about an hour and a half, less if it's a good day. I do really well against them... Thief's Treasure Hunter helps with the drops, Silence doesn't do much to hinder me and if I'm petrified my Dragon does well in finishing them off. Plus you can Steal the feathers from them and those (on Pandemonium) sell for about 5-700/ea, but I use them in a Windurst Repeatable Quest at the Hat Shop in Windy Waters that gives 1500 gil + Fame for every 3.
<pos>
# Jul 09 2004 at 3:05 AM Rating: Default
Anybody know the location of where these guys spawn?
RE: <pos>
# Jul 24 2004 at 12:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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You can find them in the Southeast area of the Meriphataud Mountains. Starting at (J-8), just below the Drogaroga's Spine, along the ridge area and down to (K-11).

Mages watchout, Axe Beak has Sound Vacuum; which can silence you.

Happy Hunting!
Farm it now or wait?
# Jun 22 2004 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
Could a lv 25 war and a lv 25 mnk take this or should I wait till we're 30+?
RE: Farm it now or wait?
# Jun 22 2004 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
You may be able to, but I really don't think it's worth it. Farm crawlers or something else because, for one, the spawn rate here is very slow. Another is that at your level you may still get aggro from nearby gobs.

I farmed axe beaks for a bit when I was around 32, and even then I had some close calls. Without a thief sub, I'd say you might make... 8k an hour doing this. Split it between the two of you and that's 4k. Trust me, farming crawlers is much better than axe beaks, and they WILL kill you if they manage to petrify you at your level.
Answer the question!
# Jun 14 2004 at 5:38 PM Rating: Default
Can a level 30 BLM taru beat this thing?!!!
RE: Answer the question!
# Jun 14 2004 at 5:43 PM Rating: Good
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Quote:
Can a level 30 BLM taru beat this thing?!!!


Answer: no. It will petrify you and you will die. Come back when you are a 40 taru BLM, and even then you're competing for spawns.
solo?
# Jun 09 2004 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
could a level 30 blm solo this? I cook and want the meat for mithkabobs / biscuits.
location?
# Jun 09 2004 at 4:08 AM Rating: Decent
they spawn in the area on the map that says "Galesmouth"?

i went searching for these things and couldn't find any. T_T
pop
# May 05 2004 at 5:16 AM Rating: Decent
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they pop just south of the crag like structure in the middle of the mountains, just east of the road. they will pop every 10 minutes for a while and then not pop for a hour, depending on the day of the week and/or the weather.
Found one...
# Apr 22 2004 at 11:56 PM Rating: Default
Just to put this to bed...they do spawn in daylight as well...


Edited, Sat May 1 13:44:35 2004
wrong mob
# Mar 18 2004 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
jordache, you've mistaken Waraxe Beak ( NM ) for a axe beak. I got killed by him yesterday while farming, was funny since he aggroed me from like a mile away and casted gravity 2 on me, then proceeded to kick my butt with 3 x 150dmg attacks ^^;
levels
# Mar 02 2004 at 4:06 PM Rating: Default
I think his level is grossly underrated. He hit me with a Stonega IV for 800+ dmg at level 40...
RE: levels
# May 25 2004 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
no... thats WAR AXEBEAK he is lvl 55-56 and the only
tabar beak type thingy that can cast stonega IV here's a link to him. http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/bestiary.html?fmob=576 ^^ just be careful of what you agro next time
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