Vana'diel Bestiary: Kirata  

Found in:Beaucedine Glacier
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Based on Lightning
  • Weak against Fire
  • Weak against Light
Updated: Mon Jul 18 16:24:08 2011

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General Information

    • Though there are two possible Tundra Tigers that can appear in the area, one of these tigers shares a spawn with one of the Living Statues in the tower. The placeholder for Kirata is the tiger that doesn't share the spawn.

Kirata's Spawn Location
Kirata's Spawn Location

  • Respawn time is approximately one to four hours after its last Time of Death.

  • Kirata's melee attacks have an additional Wind based magic damage that cannot be dispelled.

Kirata Special Attacks

  • Claw Cyclone: Frontal cone AoE physical damage.

  • Razor Fang: Single target physical damage.

  • Roar: AoE Paralysis effect.

Historical Information

In Hindu mythology, Kirata was one of the avatars of the god Shiva (see Shiva Prime) that took the form of a black skinned man wearing a black tiger skin with laurels on his head. Armed with a bow and a quiver of arrows, Kirata was used whenever Shiva needed to test the worthiness of others.

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Boreas Cesti
# Sep 18 2009 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
collected 24 black tiger fangs,half a stack of mercury,8 doll shard and 15 black tiger hides before this NM popped. went 1/1 and got the cesti.

Not heavily camped on remora. But the 4 hours of farming can be a burn.

Boreas Cesti Comments.

Good Side..
Proc rates for enaero are 95% and averaging 5-7 extra damage per hit.

Bad Side
Monk/Dancer - Drain Samba does not activate with these equipped.

However - the extra damage makes these claws a solid winner. Makes solo killing mobs in rollenberry at lvl 30-35 more bareable.

For a monk 30-35 these claws are a nice option. worth farming with a higher lvl job.

I'm not sure if these claws beat impact knuckles or other options that allow drain samba.. but did notice some substantial gains in guard and other skills in rollenberry after equipping and playing with Boreas Cesti awhile.

you'll need to be more active with Curing Waltz without Drain Samba.. which means less weapons strikes.. but more damage per hit is going to probably outweigh this.

# Sep 30 2008 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
maddddddddddddd nice..
i am one of those unlucky people.. but i came here *had a hard time finding at first* on my 75 PLD.. killed the 2 statues that were up and the tiger that would spawn.. took only about 2 spawns *15 minutes total* and kirata spawned.. i was kind of taken back with how much HP she had but obviously it wasnt a big deal.. anyway.. 1/1 WOOT.. and my reason for posting is that i saw someones theory about the tiger that is only a tiger is the PH.. and the living statue AND the one that alternates between the statue and the tiger are not PHs. In a scientific way i can confirm this as i can not prove it wrong, because when my Kirata popped, I checked inside the tower and there were 2 statues up- meaning the statue and statue/tiger were up.. leaving only the pure tiger as the possible PH in my case.

sorry if this is hard to understand, since there is a spawn that can be a tiger OR a statue >.<
anyway good luck!
Kirata's PH
# Apr 02 2008 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, so I just killed this NM and in my opinion the PH is the Tiger that does not share the spawn with the doll. I was killing all 3 in the same order each time they popped and while i killing the tiger that shares its spawn with the living doll Kirata popped (i was watching WideScan). No one else was around, so I wasnt' worried about it, finished the tiger, went over and smoked Kirata, and got the drop. Like I said it popped from the tiger that does not share its slot with the Living Doll, but I went 1/1 so its' not like I can guarantee something from a one time experience.
# Mar 20 2008 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
60 posts
Easiest way to camp this is to kill the 2 tigers roaming around the tower, if you get there and there's only 1 tiger and 2 statues, then kill all 3 until they pop as 2 tigers and 1 statue. Keep that 1 statue targeted before the repops as he is not the PH and does not need to be killed. I overall spent 24 hours camping Kitara
1/9 on the drop as SAM/THF. My NPC Liabelle got the killing blow and my H2H droped. Good luck. Now i'm off to camp retaliators.

BTW: The repops are on a 5 minute timer, or 2 hours game time, whichever you prefer to use.
# Mar 20 2008 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
60 posts
Easiest way to camp this is to kill the 2 tigers roaming around the tower, if you get there and there's only 1 tiger and 2 statues, then kill all 3 until they pop as 2 tigers and 1 statue. Keep that 1 statue targeted before the repops as he is not the PH and does not need to be killed. I overall spent 24 hours camping Kitara
1/9 on the drop as SAM/THF. My NPC Liabelle got the killing blow and my H2H droped. Good luck. Now i'm off to camp retaliators.
Anyone know drop rate for this
# Jan 23 2008 at 10:09 AM Rating: Good
803 posts
I soloed Kirata with BSt50/Thf20 and I got no drops! not even a hide or a fang

Edited, Jan 25th 2008 8:38am by ldmovies
# Dec 09 2007 at 4:15 PM Rating: Good
84 posts
f*ck this nm. i'm just going to lvl to 32 and use impacts.

camp there for almost 6 hours and get all pops with nothing dropping each time.
nice cesti
# Jul 27 2007 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
Got myself a pair of these, 1/1 was working on brown belt killed her got em, they work great. I hardly see any 0's from the additional Damage so they work and i hardly get below 5 on the additional so i have to say they work great i may stick with em till TM hooks +2 ^_^
nice cesti
# Dec 04 2007 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
785 posts
Went 1/1 on Cesti. Killed everything in the area for 2 hours and he popped while i was killing another tiger. Tossed carby at him. He didnt even hit carby once so I ran in to melee. was pretty east 75SMN/WHM
# Jul 08 2007 at 3:04 AM Rating: Decent
camping him atm im 0/1

went there killed 2 sets of tigers/statues then he poped

its been about 45mins since it poped still just camping hopefully ill get the cesti now


yay about 1hour after last kill, poped again got claim 2/2 and the drop 1/2 ^^

Edited, Jul 8th 2007 7:44am by shortytim
Got 'em.
# Dec 13 2006 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
Against my better judgement when using placeholder strategies, I just kept slaughtering everything until Kirata popped. If it didn't pop for an hour or so, I'd go check on Nue. Ended up going 1/3 on Kirata.
# Dec 10 2006 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
Finally got this ******* to drop this morning.


I believe his PH is the tiger that shares spawn with the statue. Reason being, I left one statue up, killed 2 tigers, killed the new statue that popped and the tiger outside.
Kirata popped and while fighting him another Thundra Tiger popped, all while there was still a statue inside.

meh, still I could be wrong, but hope that helps.
# Dec 07 2006 at 7:31 PM Rating: Good
757 posts
so a few posts say (H-10)

well atm there's 2 tigers and 1 statue walkin around

using the 2 tigers as pets to kill the statues, the statue kills them in a few hits, I take statue out in fewer hits.

gonna see how long it'll take me to get this item... will have a few EDITS here in the coming days depending on how the camping goes

EDIT #1 first day of camping:
killing the tigers and statues in (H-10)
have 1 other person campin too, spazzes out when I move outta his view
rather amusing, been 2 hours now...

EDIT #2 while camping:
the guy camping with me was JP
been here for 2hr+ BEFORE I logged in, so in the 4hrs he was here no Pop
about 30 minutes after the 4hr mark for him (2hr for me) he left
said that "NM = 2hr pop No pop 4hr ; ;"
it's going on 5 hrs killing tigers and statues
only to find that if 2 statues up 1 tiger pops
if 1 statue up 2 tiger pops, or the 2nd statue pops
think it would be better to just kill the tigers
and ignore the statues... Besiege starts soon...
will try back tomorrow

EDIT #3 after maintance:
killed 2 statues and 1 tiger, Kirata pops, but doesn't drop...
Vana'diel: 4/20/1011, Lightningday, 6:57 
              New Moon (7%) 
Earth: Dec. 9, 2006 6:55:07pm

so that means at 9pm ish Kirata will pop again
damn new moon, 0/1 so far, I shall not give up!

Loot from camping:
  • Dark Cluster x 2
  • Blk. Tiger Fang x 6
  • Tiger Hide x 7
  • Mercury x 10
  • Doll Shard x 5

Edited, Dec 9th 2006 7:03pm by GaugeChambers
# Dec 05 2006 at 8:53 AM Rating: Default
went there this morning as 75sam/37drg(soboro sukihiro fun :o), not sure on last death, but i killed for about an hour and a half and kirata spawns, i run over to him and knocked him down in about 30 seconds, solo light (575yuki>391gekko=210frag>329kasha=500light) :o super easy with high jump and jump to give up to 50 tp a jump with.

anyway got drop 1/1 for my 61mnk, yea little high but i wanted them for lower lvl cap area's :o
PH confusion
# Nov 26 2006 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
The tiger that always spawns outside the tower has to be the PH. While I was fighting Kirata both statues were spawned inside the tower. This makes me beleive the tiger outside is the PH and the one that switches between tiger and statue is just some weird thing.
# Nov 14 2006 at 4:31 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Yay! Finally got this beautiful cesti tonight 1/2. First spawn only took 3 kills, 2 tigers and 1 doll before he spawned. Took him down as a 54BLM/WHM - used the very nice bind / sleep / rest / nuke pattern. Takes about 5 mins to drop him, but worth it as it was my top job. Rudely he only gave me a black fang for my troubles. Spent the next 2 hr 10 mins or so killing the placeholder tigers and dolls, finally he popped, dragged him from gobbie town and dropped him using sleep nuke combo again. Got my cestis! Now to garlaige to test them! TARU MONK POWER :P
My Kirata Experience...
# Nov 07 2006 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Easy kill but...
# Nov 07 2006 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
448 posts
I camped Kirata last night after 30 min first pop but no drop but got a blk tiger fang and tiger hide. Took an hour break to watch Heroes, came back and popped again after 30 min of killing everything in sight and no drops at all. Started killing everything in sight again for the next maybe hour and half and still no pop. Think a 75 thf that was running through may have gotten it while I was fighting statues but not sure. Will try my luck again tonight hope I get it soon!

Edit: Tried again last night and after 30 min of killing just tigers and statues Kirata popped in the front to the left of tower. Quick kill and it dropped only the Cesti! /cheer /joy! Now all I have to do is level mnk >.> Went back to my original purpose of being there. Fishing for Emperor Fish for the contest, caught 19, turned the lowest in right before contect ended, we'll see if I get another neat item from last nights efforts. Thank you all for the information and good luck to those hunting for it!

Edited, Nov 8th 2006 at 9:57am PST by SocratesII
2hr pop easy
# Oct 10 2006 at 11:16 PM Rating: Good
Camped today as 66blm. hit Manafont then started killing Tigers and statues. EXACTLY 2hrs after killing the mobs, Kirata popped. Easy kill went crazy though and used 2hr, ES, Flare lol. Got the drop 1/1. Mnk is 20 atm need to lvl fast now!

Krunk of Fenrir
# Oct 07 2006 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
I have found it easier to just pull the tigers to the statue in the Tower and kill the 3 together. I am currently 0/3 on him today, and the first time i killed him with SS and blink up so i was never hit. The second and third time i just let him swing at me until he finally hit me a couple times and then nuked him down. So the rumor that he will drop the cesti whenever his additional effect wind damage hits you isn't true. Kirata has been spawning between an hour and 2.5 hours. Happy hunting!

Edited, Oct 7th 2006 at 6:31pm PDT by ZARIUStitan
# Aug 10 2006 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
277 posts
For those who still need to camp him. . .first forget almost everything ppl here said about PH's. . .

When u reach the tower in that place u will find 1 Tiger outside and 1 Statue inside the tower. And the placeholder. The ph will randomly spawn as a statue inside the tower or tiger outside. If u have widescan, then the ph is the 2nd Tiger / statue in the list.
# Jul 16 2006 at 1:26 AM Rating: Decent
1,324 posts
Went to camp him with an LS friend today and after about 30mins he finally popped and we killed him with ease, friend was 66 Blm, I was using my 75 Drk. Got the drop to. ^^
# Jun 18 2006 at 4:33 AM Rating: Decent
well it took 2 hours to pop for me but went down easy 61pld/whm, no drop yet 0/1

edit: 2nd attempt, 3 hours no pop....

Edited, Sun Jun 18 15:34:43 2006
# Jun 07 2006 at 6:00 AM Rating: Decent
well, popped this morning, did have 100% addational effect wind damage on each attack, didnt drop. He was cake though to kill, was brd/whm because i wasnt sure weather i could solo or not, but now i guess i have to switch to /thf now :(
# Jun 02 2006 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
612 posts
Got my Monk to 28 last night so thought I'd camp for these.
So I went as my RDM/BLM.
He popped while I was fighting one of the dolls inside the tower.
Fortunatly noone else was camping at the time otherwise he would have been claimed.
I was there for about an hour and 1/2 before he appeared.
Got the Cesti's and 2x Fangs.
yay one for one
# May 09 2006 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
5,339 posts
Finished up Dynamis Xarc, so I decided to try this guy and hit the upper part of eldieme looking for a coffer.

Took about 20 minutes to get him to pop. He actually popped off to my side while I was fighting a gob and walked right up to me...

Take a number!

Got the Boreas Cesti which I have no real use for at all @.@. Didn't even find my coffer.
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