Vana'diel Bestiary: Siege Bat  

Found in:Garlaige Citadel
Level:40 - 43
  • Not Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Light
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Darkness
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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Great Axe- break weaponskills
# Jun 16 2006 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
664 posts
I want to tell Warriors and Dark Knights not to use the Shield Break weaponskill against these bats. I know it's an Ice based weaponskill and it should be able to land sometimes, but I was never able to get the evasion down effect onto the bats although the weaponskill would still do damage. Armor Break does work however since it's wind based and bats are weak to that element.
The answer
# Aug 05 2005 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
Siege bats only aggro if you are in a resting position. They link with all other bats in the citadel. So Mr. monk, wait 'til you get to a beetle, which are really pretty easy to avoid in this huge place, and use your powder.
# Jun 29 2005 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
seeing as bats are wind-based, they should be weak to Ice, as are most other bats
This is not a confirmation, just a suggestion
RE: ice
# Jul 17 2005 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
3,653 posts
i agree ice seem to work well

had pretty good results with shock/water II aswell, didn't have aero II to test on them.
I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.
RE: ice
# Aug 13 2005 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
No, they are in fact weak to wind, Detonation SC and Aero spells work very well against them... I know it's pretty odd, but i guess its true because a bat is small, and would easily be blown away by wind, lol...
# May 26 2005 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
1,261 posts
They don't aggro. Only the beetles do, and they aggro to sight. :P
# May 26 2005 at 3:49 AM Rating: Decent
542 posts
if these things aggro i'd like to know how a mnk33 can get from the entrance to the first gate with only a prism powder...

well..first of all bats aggro to sound not sight so a prism powder wont help you and i dont think these aggro anyway not sure though..
# May 25 2005 at 12:57 PM Rating: Good
69 posts
if these things aggro i'd like to know how a mnk33 can get from the entrance to the first gate with only a prism powder...
element debuff
# Apr 22 2005 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
113 posts
So i see one person suggested Drown, water base to lower str? Is that right? I've been in here messin around and i think frost and choke work the best.
# Mar 22 2005 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
These little bastards only seem to aggro while resting.
Candy Shop
# Feb 08 2005 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
these bats really suck
i think they are agro.
# Jan 22 2005 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
im pretty sure they are aggro....they deffinately are when they spawn on your head anyway lol
RE: i think they are agro.
# Jan 31 2005 at 8:49 PM Rating: Good
374 posts
The only reason you might think they aggro is because they link. So, if you are fighting another bat, they will link on to it and agro.

# Jan 14 2005 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
ive ran by theese soooo many times without sneak or invis on and they dont agro me so i would just like to say that if you run by them with no sneak on dont worry they're not on your tail :P
Not weak to lightning
# Nov 08 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
732 posts
I can confirm that these are NOT weak to lightning. I set up a party with an impaction (lightning) skillchain againts these and the magic bursts and thunder dmage were nothing special. Infact they were down right terrible.

Don't use lightning spells against these, if anything they are strong against lightning. Wind on the other hand rips through these guys nicely.

I recommend you use aero and your next strongest magic against these guys.
Docile Bats
# Oct 23 2004 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
539 posts
Siege Bats do not aggro.
# Aug 17 2004 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
I'm also not sure if these really are weak to Lightning and Air, because my Aero II and Thunder don't seem to hurt them much at all, even though I have 38+27 INT and use Shock. :\
# Jul 27 2004 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
im a lvl 32 ranger and i was told to head to Garlaige Citadel at my level...so i went to Allakhazam to check the mobs levels....this is like the lowest level thing..ios this what we fight at first please tell me ^^
Defense for Jetstream?
# Jul 22 2004 at 2:43 PM Rating: Default
Been fighting these in Garlaige Citadel and found their "Jetstream" spell/ability to be at times a killing blow. Is there an effective defense against Jetstream? Is it wind based? would Baraera limit the damage at all?
RE: Defense for Jetstream?
# Aug 02 2004 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
955 posts
Been fighting these in Garlaige Citadel and found their "Jetstream" spell/ability to be at times a killing blow.

Siege Bats do not use this ability. Wing Rats do. Only the bats that come in 3 use that deadly ability.
RE: Defense for Jetstream?
# Oct 28 2005 at 8:07 AM Rating: Decent
33 posts
Remember people:

Bat of one, have some fun.
Bats of three, leave them be.
-Ixis, after being one-shotted with jetstream
# Jul 13 2004 at 4:15 PM Rating: Excellent
176 posts
I don't know if Siege Bats are weak to Lightning (Thunder) because whenever I cast it, it hits for 10-20, and when I cast Fire, it's always 60-80. =\
RE: Weakness
# Feb 10 2005 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
Also try the Drown, Water II combo, or Shock Water II combo. Good results 126 damage.
# Jul 11 2004 at 9:37 PM Rating: Good
33 posts
Pretty sure the drop on these is Feind's Blood and not beastmen's blood. Thought id mention it since its about a 3k swing.
RE: Drops
# Jul 25 2004 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah, the Siege Bats drop Fiend's Blood and not Beastman's Blood.
# Apr 18 2004 at 1:32 PM Rating: Default
Im fighting these right now in Garlaige Citadel with my party: Teemo Darkonix Babula Boganted and Armas. We aren't doing so hot but I think we'll be fine. We are on the Titan server. Come and fight bats with us! Rarrraaa!

Edited, Sun Apr 18 14:31:27 2004
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