Vana'diel Bestiary: Antican Praefectus  

Found in:Quicksand Caves
Found at Location:J - 12
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Earth
Updated: Wed Jul 22 12:20:16 2009

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# Dec 03 2004 at 1:35 PM Rating: Good
I'm like 0/9 on him. I think the smallest party I've killed him in was a 65 whm 65 rdm (me) and a lvl 70 Drg. I went sub drk so we could skillchain distortion. WHM just healed and DRG and I bounced hate. I also tried as 65 RDM/BLM with a 65 PLD. We just couldn't do enough damage to him so the same DRG and a WHM (from our LS) ended up coming out to help mid battle (Yay for sleep).

# Nov 30 2004 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
499 posts
I beat this guy a couple days ago with a 60 RNG, 60 WAR, 63 WAR, 61 RDM, and myself, a 60 PLD. Wasn't a very easy fight. He silenced us after I got one or two cures off. After that he just wailed on me hardcore. The ranger pulled the hate off of me when I had 46 HP left.(and I was poisoned). The two warriors then took the hate off of the RNG. The RDM's silence dropped, he cured me, I took back the hate. He died shortly after that. No drop, I was kind of sad. I started off the fight with Invincible for kicks - I didn't expect him to hit as hard as he did.
2 can do it
# Nov 07 2004 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
72 Pld and 56 Blm just took this thing out waiting for different NMto pop both used 2hr towards end. Good fight great team work.
# Oct 20 2004 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
Is this a quest? can i spawn him? or do i just camp him? and If its nt just camping how do i get him ;p thanks
# Oct 03 2004 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
correction on post below, the items dropped were off Centurio X-I which was nearby. I keep getting confused. This guy only dropped Mythril ore and the pauldron for me.
# Oct 03 2004 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
Killed this mob 3 times as 73rdm/blm. First time I soloed it, other 2 times with my friend 73blm/whm. When I soloed it, I had to melee this mob cause someone was watching and probaly waiting for me to die and take it. It was a tough fight and my hp went down to about 200-300 at times and had to convert twice. I hardly did any damage to him being a pld and half the time, I was casting stoneskin, paralyze and draining and aspiring off a nearby worm (got hit by quake once as well coz I forgot to silence the worm). This NM isnt very hard actually because you can sleep it and nuke it like Ruby Quadav style. Only problem is that it will take a while and the other Antican Hastatus will pop during that time and also chance of getting the mob stolen. Did not get the sword but got Stone 3, Adaman ore and the usual Antican stuff. Would not solo him again, waste of time since the sword has a low drop rate from what I heard.

Edited, Sun Oct 3 15:41:49 2004
Decent challenge
# Oct 01 2004 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
164 posts
I solo this guy on a regular basis as a 68 nin, Kurayami + Blade: Retsu makes him seem a little weak, just bring 1-2 echo drops and you're fine, but still haven't got SVQ yet

Edited, Fri Oct 1 17:49:33 2004
# Sep 22 2004 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
Easy kill

Dropped STQ
Save the Queen
# Aug 01 2004 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
Just killed it...

66 PLD (Nafoi)
66 THF (Arsanos)
65 RDM (Nelaya

Save the Queen

Edited, Sun Aug 1 21:37:35 2004
RE: Save the Queen
# Aug 30 2004 at 10:24 PM Rating: Default
yeah but naf died =P
/em had to raise their dead paladin.
# Jul 30 2004 at 4:50 PM Rating: Good
We killed this NM last night for fun:

60 drk
61 whm
6? rdm (mid to upper 60's dont remember)
63 sam

He was tough, but then again all PLD type mobs are pains. RDM tanked with stoneskin/phalanx. SAM and DRK drew hate, but RDM subbed WAR for provoke. Our RDM cured for most of the battle, and when he the Ant fired off Invince, our BLM went to town. Tough battle, a few close calls...but all were avoidable. We'll be back ('.')b
RE: yar
# Jul 30 2004 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
346 posts
hehe. I was the BLM in Dakin's party. it was a good fight. A little rough with 4 people though. Came back today with this setup:
THF/WHM (???)
all over 60

He was easy this time. No drop this time either. Apparently, we "stole" it from a 69 RDM who stood in front of the door to the room and watched us buff up, kill the add next to it, then claim.

It was an interesting argument over auto-trans, but eventually, he just told me that we were all terrible people. . . I was unimpressed with his understanding of how to "claim" mobs.

He had a 75 WHM there with him >_> lmao. don't understand why he didn't take it. Oh well. This NM is fun for sure! :D

RE: yar
# Aug 18 2004 at 5:51 AM Rating: Excellent
726 posts
You on Fairy server by any chance? By and large, anyone who doesn't speak Japanese is considered an inferior being on that server... /sigh.
4x 60...?
# Jul 26 2004 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
103 posts
I think 4x 60 might be a bit weak. Killed him last night with 70brd, 65rng, 65blm(me), 61blm, and a whm and drk in low 50s, and we didn't have a particularly easy time. It was a really fun fight though ^^. I guess a very well-prepared 4x 60 group could do it, but I do know a 70pld,70mnk,61blm group that lost to it.

Edited, Mon Jul 26 11:51:50 2004
# Apr 18 2004 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
121 posts
Spawns at j-12 of Quicksand Caves (enter through K-7 Eastern Altepa). Nearby Anticans as place holders.

Recommended Party: 4 x Lv. 60
# Feb 26 2004 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
do u realy need to be lvl 75? i mean,the sword is a lvl 65 weapon so..maybe ull make it on 65...or do u realy have to be 75 to beat this thing?
RE: hmm
# Mar 29 2004 at 1:31 AM Rating: Default
At L75 it would be an Even Match; you really would just need a party in the upper 60's, early 70's to kill it. Or perhaps an alliance of L65's........
# Jan 27 2004 at 7:55 PM Rating: Default
Yes...obviously this NM is strong (no need for multiple posting).
# Jan 12 2004 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
No more quadrupal posts!
# Jan 02 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
They must be srtong.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 02 2004 at 5:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) They must be srtong.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 02 2004 at 5:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) They must be srtong.
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