Vana'diel Bestiary: Roc  

Family:Greater Bird
Found in:Sauromugue Champaign
Job:White Mage
Secondary Job:Bard
Grants Title:Roc Star
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Based on Light
  • Weak against Ice
  • Strong against Wind
Updated: Sun Nov 9 07:37:05 2008

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Roc in Sauromugue Champaign

Roc's Spawn Location
Roc's Spawn Location

    • Alternate method: Using the Cavernous Maw at (J-10) in Sauromugue Champaign (S) will teleport you to the maw in the present, which is located on the cliff near Roc's spawn point. This will require traveling through Garlaige Citadel (S), but this can be done solo, as opposed to needing three other individuals for Garlaige Citadel in the present.

  • Respawn is 21-24 hours after its last ToD.

  • Has a draw-in effect.

  • Will "Rage" twenty minutes after it is first engaged unless it is killed first or all players with hate are killed or leave the zone and Roc's hp regenerates.

  • Grants title: Roc Star

Roc Special Attacks

  • Feather Barrier: Self target Evasion boost. (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Scratch: Single target physical attack with additional Blind effect.

  • Triple Attack: Single target three hit physical attack.

  • Gliding Spike: Single target physical damage with additional Knockback effect.

  • Stormwind: AoE Wind based magic damage (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Massacre Elegy: Single target Elegy effect.

  • Horde Lullaby: AoE Sleep effect. (Circle of effect originates from spell target).

  • Benediction: Massive hp recovery and removal of status ailments.

    • Denoted by the characteristic mob two-hour animation.

Historical Information

The Roc, in Persian mythology, was a gargantuan white feathered bird of prey, with the size and strength needed to be able to carry off and consume elephants. It has been linked at times to another mythological bird, the Persian Simurgh.

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# Mar 18 2009 at 2:45 PM Rating: Good
1,083 posts
Just need to vent. Been fighting on and off for about 6 months maybe more.

Went 1/11 on staff - let a higher lvl WHM have it. Next one was mine!

0/21 on staff as of today -.-

0/23 now ; ;

1/25 - just got it today. I guess follow up then:

I've gone 2/36 total for the staff. 1/36 for the ingot. However my LS killed it for me at least another 15 times keeping ToD and for other LS members. None of those times did the staff or ingot drop. So its more like

2/51 staff, 1/51 ingot. And about 80% of those kills were with 75THF


Edited, Sep 5th 2009 4:07pm by rikkuotaku
# Feb 13 2008 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
i am watching this ROC standing of me right now. But don't want to get killed as I will be de-leveled. =*(
# Jan 25 2008 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Just watched a a Drg/Blu solo this. Name is Zenon on Pandy server! Way to go!
# Apr 04 2007 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
Beat this bird the other night. We weren't actually planning on it at all. It was me 75PLD and my other LS mates helping the 50DRK get her Bomb Coral for LB1. So we couldn't get out of Garliage through the gate since no one was on the other side. So I told them I know the back way to get out. We get out through Garliage and into Sauromugue Champaign and were going to make our way back to Jeuno, when we saw this guy just wondering around. We didn't by any means have the right people to kill so we sounded the alarm on the LS to get anyon who was on to Sauromugue Champaign right away. It was me the 75PLD, 75DRK, 75MNK, 72SAM, 66WHM, 60DRK, 56PLD, and the 50DRK. So we were doing really well against him and about 5mins into the fight he used Benediction. We were all like "WTF" Smiley: yikes I was praying that he didn't do that again. As the fight went on I couldn't keep this beast off of the MNK or DRK so I just mainly healed and Covered people when it was up. When the bird was down to about 25% health the MNK used hundred fists and went awol on him, I used invincible when she did that so I could keep him focused on me.

All in all we smoked the bird and got some ****** drop, looks like others have been getting the samethings (reraiser, vile elixir, and crimson blade). But the cool part was that now we are ROC STARS!!!!

O and good thing I said to take the back way or we never would have even seen this thing lol.

Theitalianguy - 75PLD/37WAR
Siren Server
Rank 6
# Mar 23 2007 at 4:22 AM Rating: Decent
Stupid bird is mocking us... We killed him 3 times, the past 3 days, and got exactly the same drops each time*... Still no Staff for our WHM~ >.<

(* Reraiser, Vile Elixir, Crimson Blade)

Edit: 0/6

Though on the 5th kill we got something new <.<
We're now
Reraise x6
Vile elixir x6
Crimson Sword x6
Damascus Ingot x1
Dryad Staff x0 ...

Edited, Mar 23rd 2007 8:22am by Livsenjel

Edited, Mar 23rd 2007 5:15pm by Livsenjel

Edited, Mar 25th 2007 8:26am by Livsenjel

Edited, Mar 25th 2007 1:50pm by Livsenjel
# Sep 10 2006 at 3:46 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know if I can take on this bird at lvl 52war/nin with a lvl 55mnk? i need the ingot to make the hauby.

If you get the claim, he will own you like you've never been owned before. Do not even think about it unless you like to lose XP.
Lvl to beat
# Jul 18 2006 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know if I can take on this bird at lvl 52war/nin with a lvl 55mnk? i need the ingot to make the hauby.
Lvl to beat
# Aug 07 2006 at 6:06 AM Rating: Decent
30 posts
i doubt it bro, im not sure on the levels and thier not always right but i read somewhere else that its a level 55 mob. but it can be killed by 12 lv 60s, or 6 lv 75s:

  • Spawns around I-10 from the back exit of Garlaige Citadel approximately every 21-24 hours.
  • and uses special attacks: Benediction

Edited, Aug 7th 2006 at 7:17am EDT by Ryusuko
Lvl to beat
# Jul 03 2007 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
i killed with 166sam 1 55blm/rdm 1 75pld and 1 70brd
But can he be slept?
# Jul 01 2006 at 4:48 AM Rating: Decent
Just wondering if the great ROC can be slept. Thanks
d/c at Roc
# May 07 2006 at 11:29 AM Rating: Default
I had a group of people that werent doin anything...so my friend said hey Roc's tod is up...so we ran over there.
We get to spot and we got about a small alliance..and some of the Angles rollin wit us..
were camping and I start walkin around in circles around the area and I stop and just stay in a spot...next thing I know I d/c..I am like uhoh...
I relog back on and its quiet and empty...im like wtf..look to the right and my group is slappin it.I was like woot invite me back...at first they wouldnt becuz they had full party becuz my party got filled in so I joined the team that Angleguo was in..he was a nin lvl75 that was tanking very well..him and one of the blm angles...we beat it wit no prolems..no drop HNM's never drop when I am fightin them!
# Apr 28 2006 at 5:32 PM Rating: Default
"yea, i had my HNMLS ASURA VRTRAATLAST out there fighting, ***** Bene'd for 21k and went into hard made and kicked our asses, we had 16 ppl out there. 65+ no healers, lol, maybe that was our mistake XD "

thats horribly sad

3-6 levle 75 without a healer can kill this

u had 18...
# Jul 11 2006 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
Roc was raged, according to that post. Good game dumbass.
Roc in not "that" hard.
# Apr 17 2006 at 12:29 PM Rating: Default
I did this fight with 2 PLD 70 ish 1 THF75 1 WHM 71 1 BLM 70 ish and me WAR72 with NIN sub-job.

Was not that hard a fight but I got killed because of too much hate. Rampage did roughtly 800 damage and axe swing about 70 ish. I got raised before he was down and engaged fight again and did the final blow.

LOL funny actually I did same thing on Serket (the final blow thing) so have now both titles.
# Mar 01 2006 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
yea, i had my HNMLS ASURA VRTRAATLAST out there fighting, ***** Bene'd for 21k and went into hard made and kicked our asses, we had 16 ppl out there. 65+ no healers, lol, maybe that was our mistake XD
HNM "super-power mode"
# Nov 17 2005 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
I've noticed a couple of people mentioning a "super-powered mode" that roc suddenly went into after a time. After quitting the game for a year or so, I came back and was talking to a friend. He said that SE had implemented a stronger mode that HNMs(normal ones, not Kirin and stuff) would go into after a certain period (usually 30 mins-1 hr), to prevent extended "time-killing claims". Can anyone confirm this? I'm sorry if this has already been discussed and im acting like a n00b, like i said, its been awhile since I've played, just tryin to catch up.
HNM "super-power mode"
# Aug 15 2006 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
The H in HNM stands for Hyper. If the mob is a HNM it has a Hyper mode that it goes into after a exteneded period of time.
HNM "super-power mode"
# Apr 05 2007 at 3:35 AM Rating: Decent
190 posts
They were called HNM's long before rage-mode was added, and afaik, even now not all HNM's have a rage-mode. Lumber Jack for instance is an HNM with no rage-mode timer, iirc.
Garuda Server;
Mithra; 75war,thf,bst,rdm(retired), 70drg, 66rng,nin, 62mnk, 51pld, 42drk, 40cor, 37smn,sam,blm,whm,dnc,brd,sch,blu,pup
Taru; 32dnc, 30war, 26nin, 19mnk, 16thf, 16drk, 10whm, 10rng, 8bst, 8blm

If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
# Dec 25 2005 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
If you grab a mob and don't attack it, it'll slowly get stronger until it's insanely tough. This was partially done to fight fishing bots, and partially so people wouldn't grab a heavily camped NM and hog it just to be mean.
# Sep 17 2005 at 3:07 PM Rating: Default
Ok so were campn the NM with my LS no tank.
Its us RMT and A brd whm n Nin trying to trio it. pops the trio getm. I have to say that was one talented nin. He took Roc rfom full to 3/4. In about 20min. Then his other LS mates came out to help. They came and began fighting. They took his HP down to 1/3 then he went INSANE the Blm Blizzardaga3 did only 50dmg the melee hit ~10. Then NIN shadows fell Roc gotm with a Double attack hitm 600 and 550 and tank dead. Then he moves on other Nin. Gets a criticle for 900dmg then does lulluby hitsm agian both takns dead. Now unclaim I cast dia hits me 700. Tank vokes we beigin fighting b/c we thought his Bersker mode resets after hes unclaied. 72 Samarui TAchiKasha 30Dmg to him... We commenced to get raped and zone. Then RMT finish him off ><.
# Sep 14 2005 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
225 posts
We are fighting right now, all I have to say is kill him fast because Super Sayan mode = 500 a hit we hit for 10-20.
# Sep 11 2005 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
He's a HNM That means he's incredibly tough to beat compaired to other notorious monsters... the great bird class is already hard to fight.... but this bird is really tough specially if he has powered up .. the staff is incredibly rare drop ... but the blade drops almost every time
# Sep 06 2005 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
What is the respawn time for Roc?
Drop Rate
# Aug 31 2005 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
This damn bird pissed me off for the last time... My LS has killed him 6 times with a healing staff drop... we got D ignot once but beyond that.. nothin... the drop rate for the healing staff sux...

Edit: just so everyone knows... we had 4 thfs on the last 1... all 65+ and 1 with a thf's knife...
main drops...
# Jul 05 2005 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
what are his main drops?like the ones ppl ame to get
RE: main drops...
# Aug 14 2005 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
267 posts
# Jun 27 2005 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
589 posts
I don't get it...the listing says he is level 55, yet many of the entries here say that it's a tough battle with a party of lvl 70's.

{I don't understand}

Is he or is he not level 55?
RE: Huh?
# Jul 14 2005 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
131 posts
Alot of NM's have Stats considerably higher then a normal monster of the same lvl. For instance, Roc here is a lvl 55 Greater Bird in that he will give EXP to a party as though he was a normal lvl 55 enemy. However, his STR/VIT/HP/MP etc are considerably higher then a normal lvl 55 enemy and thus making him much harder to kill.
#REDACTED, Posted: May 29 2005 at 5:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i know this is a long shot but any chance some one can give me a TOD for this guy on odin server????
# May 20 2005 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
my ls took Roc down three times last week. he is not very hard. he will bene everytime healing an average of 17k exp(most ive seen is 21k). out of the three times we fought him, the healing staff(worth 3 mil on bahamut) dropped once
hmmmmm . . . .
# May 09 2005 at 6:12 AM Rating: Decent
this is just funny in my opinion. . . I get a pt invite, ok no worries I think. we head off on our chocobo's (pt of about lvl 66-68?) we are all scattared on our own path.

"Roc sighted!" . . .
"Its a NM. . should we kill it". . .
"Its lvl 55 I think" .. .
(I look it up online as I'm hearing this). .

Due to the lack of knowledge of my pt of this NM . . I will not reveal their names due to I'm not trying to make fun of them. but as soon as I come back to FFXI screen . .

"Dude NO!" . . .
(I come close enough to see 2 of them running away and I'm still on choco)
*********** . ."
"Why didn't you wait for the pt?"
"you said it was lvl 55"

. . . PT disbands

<lvl 70+ rng with uber gear attacks it> <dead>
<lvl65+ ninja attacks it> <dead>
. . (there is about 12 more people) it was a mass death pool, kinda funny no?
roc is a bastard
# Apr 24 2005 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
My linkshell was going to go open the banishing gate for lower level AF so our 75s were all level 50s getting there AF thats when i hear Rocs up Rocs up so me and my whitemage friend told them to bring it down by the time the got it down the cliff they were all dead... finally I arrived 67 rdm i was about to start fighting when a PLD 75 saw me comin he provokes gettin hit hard uses 2hr dies i laughed and tryed sleepin resits 4 times with chainspell i die delvl finallly a ninja came to get him ... while they were fighting my linkshell went to go camp serket... serket popped the searches were down so me and my whitemage had outside cure my linkshell kills him and we got both drops claw & ring my whitemage throws an alliance invite the party leader accepted and both drops were lost 11,000,000 gone ;;

Edited, Sun Apr 24 02:26:48 2005
RE: roc is a bastard
# Aug 31 2005 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
omg... thats gotta suck..... /point /laugh
# Apr 20 2005 at 10:51 PM Rating: Decent
85 posts
I kill Roc...a Roc kill me..Roc is not friendry..
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