Vana'diel Bestiary: Antican Signifier  

Found in:Quicksand Caves
Job:Black Mage
Level:52 - 59
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Dark
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Earth
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Updated: Sun Jun 15 19:53:06 2008

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# Dec 31 2007 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
it also has freeze. >.< i learned that the hard way. @_@
Soul Plate
# Sep 13 2007 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
89 posts
Capturing one of these on a Soul Plate gives:

<Support Job: Black Mage>(FP:8)
Antica Acid
# Oct 13 2005 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
these drop Antica Acid, a new ingredient since the 10/10/2005 update for synthing Antica Broth, the new bst jug, recipie as follows

Antica Broth (Cooking: Adept, 80-90)
Crystal: Water
1x Block of gelatin
2x Antica robes
2x Jars of Antican acid

here's a ss from the guild master of all 4 new bst jugs.
# Mar 22 2005 at 6:45 AM Rating: Default
4,511 posts
Flood damage for 801. EXP'ing in Quick Sands fighting these, never expected it to cast such spells. I saw it start his cast, shield bash was still ticking, no tp for Flat Blade. Called for stun, no reply. Called for Weapon Bash, no action. I was just in time to trow a last CureIII at myself being a PLD before it hit me for 801 on Flood and i hit Invincible with 28 hp left. I knew it was going to hurt, but i never expected anything like this >< Painfull mob, it was a fun fight though.
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# Feb 19 2005 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
Don't fight these guys if you're in West Altepa Quicksands. They get the spells Burst and Flood which can take out any party member including the HP-loaded TANK!

PLus Quake can do 400-500 and even the weaker version (52-54) have this... :-/

But at the same time if you circle around them that's a good thing and they can't get so many spells off.
Cheese is evil. As a Paladin, I destroy cheese-based creatures.
# Aug 04 2004 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
635 posts
Oh my lord... no matter what yer up to... I would recommend not fighting these guys too much LoL Well... at least not as a pt lvling from 45-50 :P

Today, just after hitting lv 50, I had the pleasure of finding out exactly how much damage Burst can do in this bad boy's hands. Being a RNG/WAR (puller for my static pt) I tend to draw hate here and there and once in a while it's more even than our PLD/WAR can keep off me. This bugger turned on me mid fight and pow... Burst. 849 damage... I don't even HAVE 849 HP LoL

**Edit: I've been corrected by a pt member that was there LoL it was 871 DMG**

Just thought I'd share that with you all... Oh, this was at the tougher end of the caves as well... not the pansy side :P

Lusiphur <Alexander>

Edited, Wed Aug 4 10:45:54 2004
no fun for our puller
# Aug 02 2004 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
i was in a PT in Quicksand Caves fighting Beetles and our puller, a Ranger, decided to aggro one of these things - right off the bat it uses its sleepga ancient magic and gets the whole PT, BLM and all...
So we were all just waiting there, slept, while this badboy decided to cast Tornado on the RNG puller...
/goodbye RNG! {See you again!}
It hit for 800 HP. We stuck with beetles after that fiasco^^
# Jul 17 2004 at 2:18 AM Rating: Decent
2,306 posts
it has Quake and Tornado

you are more likely to see quake. it will only use torando if you take the j9 enterance of western altepa desert

if you camp them, you must have a blm or drk with stun - and the tank needs to let them know when to stun it. only stun stops AM, silence does not.
# Sep 05 2004 at 4:35 AM Rating: Decent
4,324 posts
Long time after the post but I'll comment anyway. Silence does stop AM, you just have to land it. When these things are IT it can be really hard to stick. I'm soloing them now for skillups (they are DC to me at 59) and Burst takes forever to cast, I have time to slip in Silence.

Also EM/Seal does not help stick silence, as Silence is not an elemental spell. Just a followup from a poster below.
Beware the BLM
# Feb 29 2004 at 5:29 PM Rating: Default
These guys can and will cast ancient magic IE Quake for near 700 dmg. And since they have no casting delay it can easily kill your puller before he gets back to your group. So be careful.
RE: Beware the BLM
# Apr 27 2004 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
i fought this guy last night and he had a long cast time on quake.. long enough to get off Elemental Seal + silence anyway.. unfortunately it didnt stop him from casting and WRECKING our tank.. 900+ damage.. yeah we stuck to beetles after that
# Jan 03 2004 at 12:48 AM Rating: Decent
DropsAntican Robe and Rarely Chunks of MytrilOre.

Edited, Sat Jan 3 03:31:34 2004
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