Vana'diel Bestiary: Pelican  

Found in:Kuftal Tunnel
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Earth
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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General Information

    • Respawn time is approximately 4 to 12 hours after its last Time of Death.

  • Melee attacks have an additional Petrification effect that cannot be dispelled.

    • Any target who is petrified by this effect will have their enmity reset.

  • Immune to Sleep. Susceptible to Stun, Slow, Gravity, Bind, Blind, and Paralysis.

Pelican's Special Attacks

  • Baleful Gaze - Frontal cone AoE Gaze Petrification effect.

  • Hammer Beak - Single target critical hit physical damage.

  • Poison Pick - Single target physical damage with an additional Poison effect.

  • Sound Blast - AoE Intelligence Down effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Sound Vacuum - Frontal cone AoE Silence effect.

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Rdm/nin Solo
# May 18 2008 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
Just wanted to say I soloed this on Rdm/Nin. How I did it, was time the rock and bind it to the room where you kill the place holder for amemet. Once in that room it was very easy to kill, bind and gravity both stuck well. Bio II and poison II took him down in about 2 hours.
Duo Mnk & Whm
# Jun 16 2007 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
A friend (75mnk/nin Iguion) and I (75whm/smn) decided to head down here an see how we stacked up.

The place holders were very easy for "Very tough, with High evasion and defense" I used carby to thin them out (we wern't sure if they link) than Iguion used Chi Blast to pull once we had them comming up one at a time.
My debuffs (dia 2, slow, paralyze) auctualy stuck (something that surprised me with skill at 215).
Iguion was takeing about 100-200 damage when PH got trough utsusemi

As for Pelican debuffs worked paralyze took a few tries but no biggie, used flash as I could.
Iguion only took around 200 damage when Utsusemi cracked
Iguion had echo drops so I didn't have to use mp on silena.
A few stona's
All in all he was too week
Duo'd.. pfft
# May 05 2007 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
Duo'd. Elvaan pt of mages ftw.. RDM75/NIN37(Aguaa) WHM75/SMN37(Ixoye)
- I did convert.
- Slow II, Bio II Whole time, Paralyze didn't like to stick.
- Used AF body whole fight for Enfeeb+/Interrupt-.
- Got hit about 1 time per Shadow set. Does attack slower than Ichi w/Slow.
- Hits for 200ish, breaks SS in 2-3hits.
- Took approx. 15 mins to kill.

Edited, May 5th 2007 11:49pm by JoseAgua
Cake ^^
# Sep 26 2006 at 1:11 AM Rating: Decent
Killed this thing tonight with just: 75 NIN/WAR, 75 RDM/BLM, 72 WAR/NIN(me), and 53 WHM/BLM.
This thing's accuracy is so low on a decently geared NIN that it makes the kill easy. I took over tanking a few times, either from pure damage, or when I had to voke when the WHM was a little slow with stona/silena.
All in all, the best place to kill this is the tunnel just before entering the room before the ramp to get to the NM (gotta kill any mobs in the way first, just to pull), and if you're good, it's cake.
Got the shield, a skin, a crystal, a piece of meat, and 4500 gil (along with 98 exp for me). The WHM and I both lotted and he won (as I have a 75 RDM myself), but I was going to pass before he told me to lot as well (<3 my genbu's shield to bits, but this would be really nice to have too).
Grats to ya Bast, was a fun night.

Edited, Sep 26th 2006 at 5:13am EDT by Erahdel
# Aug 14 2006 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
399 posts
NIN/DRK (Fade)
WHM/BLM (Sinja)
BRD/WHM (Perrin)

I was the NIN^^. Having stun seriously helped.. BRD just double Balladed us both since I needed MP to keep hate. Had a few problems landing debuffs due to the AoE INTdown move but when they did stick, they really helped a ton (especially paralyze). I used about 5 Echo drops and the fight took quite a while. Came close to dying a few times but stun saved my ***. When you get hit and petrified it seems to completely reset hate. I was however able to gain hate again after casting a few poisons and using abilities. Considering the length of this fight, /DRK holds much better hate than /WAR can because the effect of provoke diminishes over time but magic doesn't.

I was really worried about trying to take this beast down with 3 people. Not only because it's lv81, petrifies you with a normal hit and hits 200-400dmg as standard.. but the amount of agro around us was insane. It seems like the Cockatrice in the area didn't link which was lucky. I can't be sure if they do or not. The Ladon down the slope looked pretty threatening at us for the whole fight and tigers behind us. These mobs were Tough-VeryTough at lv75.. I think even one of them alone WITHOUT the NM would be quite hard to manage for the 3 of us. Fortunately, we didn't get agro camping on the middle of the slope.

We received 120ish EXP each, the Astral Aspis (100% drop) which went to Sinja ^^<3, 3 Cockatrice meat, 1 Cockatrice skin and 1 Earth Crystal. It was a long fight and probably the most intense I've had to tank in FFXI yet. I felt more pressure than I do tanking gods, knowing that I only had 1 mage to fall back on. We were considerably lucky with some of the hits as I'm sure a combination of a few petrifying hits along with the silencing move it uses could have wiped us. I'd seriously recommend taking 2 NINs for this and to stock up on echo drops. Curing petrify will be enough work for your WHM without having to Silena you as well.

All in all it was a pretty exciting fight. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I'm just so glad and relieved we made it through^^.

Good luck to anyone that attempts this NM^^ and I hope this info can be particularly useful to any party who attempts this with only a few people.



Edited, Aug 15th 2006 at 12:27am EDT by TheSecretOfHorutoto
# May 03 2006 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Fought this last night in an exp pt, lvl 72-73.


We were chaining everything inside the tunnel and there was nothing on the map and I head down to the little cave and I see a Ladon and a few cockatrices but then I see one thats almost as big as the Ladon, I check it and its him. I tell the pt and the JPs were all surprised and wanted to kill it, our leader who was HK gave the go ahead and I pulled it.

Our Pld tanked it well, our Whm made sure he was above yellow and cast Stona if needed. Me(Drk) and the War did a Light SC and Blm MBed Thundaga III and dropped the NMs HP. The War procedes to 2hr along with the Blm cause he started to land criticals and he 2-shot the War cause of Mighty Strikes but eventually the fight ended, was about 3mins?

JP Rdm was so happy and wanted the shield and we cast lots, surprisingly the Rdm won. He kept mting afterwards about the stats cause his LS was asking him.

Mugged netted about 900gil, he dropped 4.5k gil and gave 165 exp at lvl 72. He's a 12hr pop after ToD and the shield is 100%, he also dropped 3 meat and 3 skins.
new shield
# Apr 12 2006 at 4:14 AM Rating: Decent
Fun fight. Pulled him while xping tonight. Party was:

71 nin/war
70 war/nin
70 thf/nin
70 brd/whm
70 blm/whm
68 whm/blm <me>

won the lot ^_^
# Apr 06 2006 at 5:24 PM Rating: Excellent
48 posts
Killed this NM with 70 nin, 70thf 71 war/nin 69 blm 71 whm and 70 rdm. easy easy fight and rdm got the shield
# Mar 01 2006 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
Fought this the other day with a pt down in Kuftal. Wasn't too hard and we got the shield.. YAY.. mages casted lots and whm got it ^^ Grats.
some info
# Feb 15 2006 at 1:11 AM Rating: Decent
247 posts
For any RDM looking to get this shield and perhaps seeking a challenge, Pelican is virtually soloable as RDM/NIN... well, provided you have a WHM closeby to Stona and Silena you. I'd recommend bringing a lot of accuracy gear as well as sushi.
Fun ;D
# Jan 24 2006 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Exping just up from the Pelican Camp, killing everything at 72-73.

Set-up was BLM, WHM, BRD, DRK, WAR, NIN.

All except the WHM static. (Our whm was busy and told us to exp on D:)

Well, been there for 2 hours, killing everything that spawned, pretty quickly.

Well, towards the end of the pt, I spot this thing and inquire about pulling it. I get the heads up and pull it to camp.

Fights going well, getting ready to SC, at about 75%, Nin's shadows drop...Bam! Hammer Beak for 1.2k+, ninja dead :3. Me being the 73 war has to tank... BLM tells us to go on SC, so I Decimation, DRK closes with Spinning Slash, things at like, 40% after MB... DRK get's killed, rapidly, and hate bounces onto me.. My shadows drop and it starts hitting me.. Down to about 400hp.
"Pelican readies Baleful Gaze."
This saved my life >.>; Pelican moves to the BLM, wipes his shadows and stoneskin, by this time I'm stona'd and have shadows back up. I voke, hit Warcry, Berserk, Mighty Strikes and Rampage... for about 600ish.. Not all that impressive, but proceded to hit for 120+ per hit.. Building some nice hate.. BLM hits Manafont and nukes the hell out of it. Down to around 1 or 2%, hits me with Poison Pick for 600, crit and normal hit, i'm down to Like, 180hp. BLM finishes it with a nuke.. I'm relived, excited and pretty happy I managed to tank it >.>'. Mixed emotion, happy, excited, terrified.. All in all I was pretty excited. We let the WHM have it, because neither the BLM or BRD needed it.
Not to bad
# Jan 10 2006 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
176 posts
Just Manaburned this 5 blms and brd

i dont think its sleepable *bard could not*

ES blizzga III then all out spamage 5 of us died *silenced 2 blms* reraise up and firga III and water IV killed brd got shield
# Nov 15 2005 at 11:33 PM Rating: Default
We got owned by this guy with 2 links--
I started off with 1900dmg SATA Steel Cyclone onto The NIN followed by a Asuran Fists for 800 DMG followed by Darkness:800dmg... tiger popped and BRD couldnt sleep it... I had berserk on and went straight to me starting me off with a Claw Cyclone for 900dmg... few hits later I was down. BRD sucked *** and died... NIN's shadows dropped and a Ladon Linked, (Pelican is @ like 5% HP)NIN was alive along with the WHM--- WHM died and NIN got it to 1% HP before his shadows dropped... he mijin gakured pelican for 10dmg... not kill.ing it. A THF next to us used 1 arrow and it hit for 10dmg, killin.g it... I almost threw my puter out window. Anywho fun fight.... WHM was so mad she/he raised us and warped (he/she met teh blist)

Edited, Tue Nov 15 23:55:21 2005
spawn time
# Oct 15 2005 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
i am so lazy to read all this huge posts :P
can someone post the spawn time period please? ^^;
# Aug 31 2005 at 12:25 AM Rating: Decent
Silencega watch out i had echo drops and so didn whm so wasnt bad maybe pld had DD gear but it was tearing him up
Killed it last night !
# Aug 31 2005 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
all japanese party cept me i was 70rdm there was 70 whm 73pld 72 sam 73nin 73blm pld wasnt in normal PLd gear not sure what he had on but didnt look like he could tank it this thing was messing him up nin took over no problems killed it. Puller saw pelican i said <yes please> <magic> <shield> O.o and i lot 637 blm lots 996 >.< owell maybe next time
# Aug 29 2005 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
247 posts
Anyone know if Pelican can be slept?
Thf can tank too!
# Aug 24 2005 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
567 posts
For anyone looking to get their very own Astral Aspis, keep in mind that 75 thf/nin can tank this easily.

I got mine yesterday with 75 Thf, 75 Whm, 75 Rdm, 70 Brd. The combination of Thief and Bard for double mambo is capable of tanking so much crazy stuff. The Whm was really good with silena and stona, I debuffed Pelican, and the Bard did mambos and ballad. The thief never got hit.

Drops were the aspis, a few earth crystals, and probably a dozen skins/meat. The treasure pool actually overflowed from that one mob.
an inspirtational story
# Aug 20 2005 at 11:30 AM Rating: Good
for 4 weeks now I had been campin this guy, tryin to get that shield. And got a whole bunch of bad luck. I either got no help or when I did he just wouldnt pop. But I kept comin back and tryin everyway possible to get this guy, cuz that shield is great for rdms. Well on my 4th week 5th day I came in lookin for him and he wasnt there. So I began to sit down once again and wait for him. After a bit I got bored and began curing the surrounding parties and truly savin many of them from certain death from Ladon. I began helpin parties all day long while I waited, and then all of a sudden he popped.

I shouted askin for help to kill him and by some miracle, two of the remainin xp parties agreed to help. we made an alliance and one party cleared mobs outta the way so the other party we had could pull him. It took both parties to kill him and most of them were 70+. That bird was no joke and killed 1 ninja tank , me and another rdm. but the rest of the alliance brought him and down. They gave me raise III and then passed the shield to me. I was so happy I decided to make this post to prove that there are still good people that play this game. thank you to everyone that helped me and get to read this post.

~~oh btw in those 4 weeks ive only seen him pop in one place. everyone says he lottery but I dont know for sure.

--> calvine 68 rdm lovin my new shield

Edited, Sat Aug 20 12:46:25 2005
killed it
# Jul 18 2005 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
took this thing on last night while in a pt of 68-70s. we were fighting cockatrices and tigers when it popped, puller asked if they should grab it and the whm said they fought it twice the day before and won both times so we decided to get it out of the way. easy fight, obviously it took a bit longer than the cockatrices we'd been taking on earlier.. couldn't MB with aeroga III cause a damn tiger decided to come over to us :/ pelican dropped like nine items in all; a few crystals, skins, meat, and of course the astral aspis. mages lotted and brd got it.
# Jun 28 2005 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
levels 68-69 RDM, WHM, PLD, RNG, THF, and a THF75, We won no problems. we would have won when the thf 75 was a 68 rng but the pld dc'd -_-
# Jun 13 2005 at 3:37 AM Rating: Default
it's not in Phoenix's AH yet.
RE: !
# Jun 15 2005 at 9:18 PM Rating: Default
1,085 posts
Won't be in the AH, as it is RA/EX.

IBHalliwell - Who got his and loves it!
# Jun 01 2005 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
48 posts
Just killed this like 5 minutes ago. Party set up:


Strategy: PLD reverse-tanked it (just in case it helped reduce successful Baleful Gazes) while wielding an Earth Staff for -20% physical damage taken. I (RDM) Elemental Seal Paralyzed it, while the BLM ES Blinded it. The DRK then SATAed the Pelican onto the PLD after the RNG pulled it with Utsusemi up. After that it was pretty much a matter of the WHM casting Stona on the PLD while he Provoked, Flashed, Cured and Defendered himself. I kept enfeebing the bird, while the RNG and BLM nuked it, and the DRK kept chopping it to pieces. We ran a couple of Light skillchains on the Pelican, and bursted with Aeroga III and Aero III and some Thunder III and made short work of it. Battle probably lasted 5 minutes tops.

Those who say you need a NIN tank are exaggerating, in my opinion. We were never in any danger of wiping, and the PLD was always at over 70% HP. It also dropped 4664 gil per player, and we got 146 experience points (no chain).

Plus, with the shield a 100% drop, and my nice 994 lot, I walked away with one shiny new Astral Aspis.

Edited, Wed Jun 1 07:42:40 2005
# May 10 2005 at 9:03 PM Rating: Default
How often does he pop?

Edited, Sun May 15 07:50:30 2005
Not bad.
# Apr 22 2005 at 9:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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Took him down with a lv71-72 xp team fighting tigers and cockatrices in the area. He fights just like any other cockatrice -- except he has 4 or 5x the hp and spams the hell out of his skills (Poison Pick [poison], Baleful Gaze [petrify], etc).

I had 1,000~ish mp; spent almost all of it during the battle. Fun excitement.
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