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Calls Homunculus.

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# Mar 01 2007 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
1,473 posts
wow, the number of people saying "LOLZ DIS IS BOUT FULL METAL ALCHEMIST ^_^" makes
me wonder if ANYONE reads books any more.
about the homunculi
# Sep 02 2006 at 3:00 PM Rating: Default
I have a friend i talked to about this, he is a lvl 75 bst, wearing full god armor, and the Suzaku scythe (if that may mean anything)

He actually had some made recently, so he showed it to me, most of you should know... its a black mandragora, but anyways, it will stay at whatever lvl you are, so if your lvl 75, it will be lvl 75, also there is no HQ version of this.

Yhis pet is more made for SIC, it is not sumthing to try to fight with, SIC is capable of doing 2 things, if yout pets TP is above 100%, it will preform a regular madragora TP skill, if your TP is
below 100% then it will cast special black magic, the magic depends on the homunculus's lvl, unfortunatly I havent had the time to test this for myself, but I have seen it in action, and a pet casting things like flare... can be a very nice thing.

Edited, Sep 20th 2006 at 8:11pm EDT by Entomy
about the homunculi
# Dec 19 2006 at 4:02 PM Rating: Good
2,815 posts
Lies. Don't listen to this guy these are rumors that have been around since the jug existed. It does NOT CAST ANY MAGIC!


Most of the people trying to make you think it does are trying to sell them on the AH.
# Aug 28 2006 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
what about the gun annihilator what is that linked to?
I am thinking of Mechwarrior the vid game
I'm calling BS.
# Jul 13 2006 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
186 posts
I've tried using Sic before the Homonculus could get in his first hit. Believe me, he got NO hits in, and Sic did nothing til he got 100%.

I've tried using Sic at mid-level TP, at 100%.

Every damn time, normal Mandy attacks after he finally hits 100%.

Till I see some screenshots, I'm calling bullsh*t. :/ What a waste.

Edited, Jul 13th 2006 at 3:07am EDT by Chacharu
# Jun 27 2006 at 8:35 PM Rating: Good
Have never heard of this before!
# Jun 15 2006 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
96 posts
i heard this casts spell but what kind of spells does it cast good or weak ones?
This drops from mobs: Which?
# Mar 01 2006 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
145 posts
I have found this in my inventory after a Yuh/Yho Jungle XP session. Are the mandies here the only ones that drop the Jug?
RE: This drops from mobs: Which?
# Mar 06 2006 at 1:03 AM Rating: Default
73 posts
you gota be thinking of humus or w/e that is. in my many jobs through this godforsaken jungle ive nvr heard of this droping there >.>

edit: wow nice.
#1 you were wrong and posted bad info; yes i gave you a slight rate down. thats what hapens.

#2 cause you get a rate down dosnt mean you need to do it to me.

Edited, Wed Mar 15 02:50:26 2006
RE: This drops from mobs: Which?
# Mar 09 2006 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
145 posts
i guess so. thanks for the rate down.
# Feb 19 2006 at 2:41 PM Rating: Default
I'm a BST in training (BST10) but. . .yeah. Anyway,I am a BIG Fullmetal fan (OTAKU). To answer the Kenshin question, Zanbato is Sano's sword and Himura is Kenshins last name (Both GKT in FFXI)
Doesn't Cast Magic
# Feb 13 2006 at 3:42 AM Rating: Decent
558 posts
I'm pretty sure this doesn't cast magic. I used it once in Rolanberry Fields and pretty sure I hit sic before it had tp cuz it did Leaf Dagger w/o me using Sic once. So it either just felt like doing it or was waiting for tp to do the Sic I told it to do. I'd go with the later. I think the rumor that it uses magic is based on the bcnm40 that has a black mandy that's a blm. There are other black mandies. I know the ones in boyada tree don't cast any magic.
Waste of gil
# Feb 03 2006 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
I dunno what people say about this. Out of my experience it is an expensive waste of time. It has very little DD, its accuracy blows, and I never got to see it use any TP before I died at the hands of a Solicitor in Promyvion-Vahzl. I had at least by then managed to let off 2 spinning axes, this thing was barely near 80% TP.
RE: Waste of gil
# Mar 21 2006 at 8:41 PM Rating: Decent
558 posts
I'd use fungaurs in promy-vhalz.

Edited, Tue Mar 21 21:00:03 2006
FMA Ref.
# Dec 02 2005 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
112 posts
you all know.... that SE is in part responsible for the production of the anime FMA? It's true, look up the FMA main page. That being said, that is definately a refrence to FMA, since SE has a record of throwing in goodies in games that are from other games they've made (ie: the poster of Tifa in Xenogears, Masamuna in Chrono Trigger). Granted that the philosiphers stone it an actual myth (oxymoron if I ever saw one), SE being involved in the production of FMA can't be ignored. The fact that the idea had existed before the anime just makes it more believible than just throwing something in the blue... like calling a NPC Sephiroth and giving it silver hair >.>; long time fans of SE when it used to be called Squaresoft... notice the title you get when you do the Samurai flag quest? ^-^;
RE: FMA Ref.
# Jan 08 2006 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
298 posts
Well it is the case that S-E was the main sponser of FMA, this item existed before the series or games were created.
# Aug 31 2005 at 1:56 AM Rating: Default
Prettier Than You
12,975 posts
If anyone wants to see if it can cast magic again, it has to have NO TP AT ALL to be able to cast. You use fight on something far away, immediately followed by sic. If it has no TP and can cast magic, it will cast. This is how magic-casting mobs that are charmable work. If they have any TP, they'll just use a regular attack once they get 100%.

You're not totally correct. As long as it doesn't have 100% TP, it will use Magic when you use Sic. It works the same as the Hecteyes in Attohwa Chasm. Go try it out. I got my hands on this jug last night, and decided to **** away 100k and use it in BCNM. We were doing Royal Jelly, so I figured it would be good for it, since Jelly don't have much magic resistance. Boy was I glad. <3
Did you lose faith?
Yes, I lost faith in the powers that be.
But in doing so I came across the will to disagree.
And I gave up. Yes, I gave up, and then I gave in.
But I take responsibility for every single sin. ♪ ♫

Thank god I stopped playing MMOs.
TP attacks
# Jul 13 2005 at 10:37 PM Rating: Default
57 posts
If anyone wants to see if it can cast magic again, it has to have NO TP AT ALL to be able to cast. You use fight on something far away, immediately followed by sic. If it has no TP and can cast magic, it will cast. This is how magic-casting mobs that are charmable work. If they have any TP, they'll just use a regular attack once they get 100%.
# Jul 13 2005 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
2,472 posts
In the words of Will Smith "Man I have got to get me on of these !"
# Jun 14 2005 at 6:44 AM Rating: Decent
wow u guys did your homework. i was kinda hoping on it being a shadow that woulda been soooo cool! i just watch too much FMA and i thought it was a shadow. oh well. my thoughts were killed. realy sucks its a mandragora. wait.... does that mean that there were allot of hanged men that ejaculated in sarutabaruta kazzams jungles and tarounghi canyon? O.O
RE: wow
# Jun 29 2005 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
68 posts
the only actualy -anime- reference I've seen yet in this game, is the title of Vampire Hunter D-Minus.
Everything else is mythological/historical references, same as every other FF game. It's just that 11 can use even more of it, since it's an MMO.
RE: wow
# Oct 31 2005 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
10,297 posts
Black Triple Stars FTW!
RE: wow
# Oct 04 2005 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
Dont forget the Philosopher's stone. It is also in FMA
RE: wow
# Sep 02 2006 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
yes, but the Philosopher's stone also goes back to, **** I actually can't think of the time, but it has to do when man was trying to preform alchemy, rumors of a magical stone that could transmute anything, without equivalent exchange.
RE: wow
# Jul 17 2005 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
205 posts
There's anotehr anime reference in here somewhere. Don't remember the name, but the sword of Rurouni Kenshin is a Samurai sword in FFXI.
RE: wow
# Aug 16 2005 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
Kenshin's sword, the Sakabatou? i have one ^^' well... if its not Kenshin's sword, then I know what it is.

Zanbatou (Zanba), right? That is Sanosuke's sword. ^^' also from RK.

Edited, Tue Aug 16 19:50:34 2005
RE: wow
# Jan 22 2006 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
Zanbatou is a type of Soul Slayer one of the Captains uses in the anime BLEACH.
# Apr 11 2005 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
Thief's Knife
15,054 posts
lol yea i watched all 51 episodes of FMA and i see "Philosopher's Stone> Alchemist's Water> Homonculus" dam now that is one freaky resemblance


This idea is already hundreds of years old, FMA didn't invent it. Square apparantly drew on the same source materiel.

since a homunculus was a artificial being this pet should totally be a cardian :D and dont say "you cant charm cardians" "OMG you be n00b" i kno you cant but still it would make some sence if it was since cardians are artificial beings

No it shouldn't read on and you'll see why it's a mandragora.

A variant method for creating a homunculus cited by other alchemists involved the use of the mandrake. Popular belief held that this plant grew where the ***** sometimes ejaculated by hanged men during the last convulsive spasms before death fell to the ground, and its roots vaguley resemble a human form to varying degrees. The root was to be picked before dawn on a Friday morning by a black dog, then washed and "fed" with milk and honey and, in some prescriptions, blood, whereupon it would fully develop into a miniature human which would guard and protect its owner.

The latin name for mandrake is Mandragora officinarum, so it should definatly be a mandragora.

Edited, Mon Apr 11 09:11:54 2005
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RE: No
# Nov 15 2005 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
yea, Lobivopis is right. Philosophers stone has been in history and stuff... think its the thing that allows ppl to make stuff into gold. SE nor FMA invented this. So, no, it is not a coincidence that FF and FMA share the name, it is history.
Haven't seen the last few episodes of FMA though so never got full explanation of Homonculi (evil VCR broke, used to record adultswim segment, then watch in the morning :p). So thanx for that whole "hanged man" stuff.
RE: No
# May 03 2005 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
very well informed and well done on your research. not many people realize that SE went into history, science, and fiction to get ideas for items, monsters, and artifacts to put into the FFXI game. yes you are soo on the money, and if im not mistaken (my bst is only 13) homunculus is a mandy, though i have never seen it used or summoned. but i say again very well researched. Darrensilver Kujata 54 rdm at your service.
# Apr 03 2005 at 11:15 AM Rating: Default
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This jug will use Cover on VERY rare occasions, I have not had it happen myself but a friend who swears by this jug for farming, etc told me he has had it cover it him 3-4 times.
RE: Ahem
# Feb 13 2006 at 2:31 AM Rating: Decent
558 posts
are you sure it's not Counter?
# Feb 26 2005 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
does ne one kno if there is an exclusive broth thing?
Missing the Point
# Feb 03 2005 at 5:00 AM Rating: Default
Hey guys, the reason this mandy is so important is because its an uncapped jug. It lvls up to 75 with you. So does courrier carrie but this jug is so much better at higher lvls... but at lower lvls the jugs all do about the same, like crabs and courrier carrie, up to about lvl 55 do the exact same thing
Another 12k...
# Jan 29 2005 at 7:39 PM Rating: Excellent
218 posts
I used another one a while ago while doing the BST AF2 (boots) quest just to see what would happen. Nothing... good thing I had such high level help that I was only using the pet for the sake of a test.

I decided to use this Jug one more time and went to Qufim. I two-houred it so i'd have plenty of chances to Sic [Time: 6:51 PM]. Once again, did some basic Mandy skills and that's it. Then, 15 minutes later it disappaeared...

I used Sic exactly every two minutes (it wasted enough mobs to get 100% TP while I waited on the counter), so it tried 7 skills and not a single time did it do any magic.

Does anyone know if there are some specific circumstances or requirements for itto do black magic? Or is it random, and therefore a total waste of time/money?
RE: Another 12k...
# Jul 01 2005 at 2:58 PM Rating: Default
Using Sic with less than 100 TP casts magic.
# Jan 23 2005 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
since a homunculus was a artificial being this pet should totally be a cardian :D and dont say "you cant charm cardians" "OMG you be n00b" i kno you cant but still it would make some sence if it was since cardians are artificial beings
# Dec 27 2004 at 2:35 PM Rating: Default
on FullMetal alchemist it's referred to as the "living doll" which they were thinking about using to ressurect their mom. just a little info 4u
RE: Fullmetal
# Feb 06 2005 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
lol yea i watched all 51 episodes of FMA and i see "Philosopher's Stone> Alchemist's Water> Homonculus" dam now that is one freaky resemblance
RE: Fullmetal
# Apr 26 2005 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
2,225 posts
It's not a coincidence, if you visit the Official Full Metal Alchemist website, you'll see Square Enix owns the rights to the anime.

These not-so-subtle references in FFXI are directly made to the anime show. ;)
RE: Fullmetal
# Apr 02 2005 at 1:05 PM Rating: Default
found out recently that SE owns the rights to FMA, w00t! =P
# Dec 18 2004 at 1:13 PM Rating: Excellent
I just synthed some of this and thought I would see what it's all about. All i have to say is AWESOME. Here's a pic of me and my Humonculus. It takes a while to load, the file size is like 2.5MB so be patient, it's worth it ^^

Copy and paste, or manually type it in.

Edited, Sat Dec 18 13:28:22 2004
RE: pet
# Dec 19 2004 at 6:24 PM Rating: Good
Thats badass.
I wasted 6k on WHAT!
# Oct 22 2004 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
218 posts
I bought this in Jeuno AH for 6k just to see what in the world it was. I summoned it and it looked sickeningly cool - a black Mandy pet.

It's melee (the typical Mandy double attack) kinda sucks, but I didn't give a crap, I just wanted to Sic and see it blast a mob into pieces. First time, it did some regular Mandy special. Second time, another regular special. Third time, same special as the first. It was now dead after so many TP gaining fights.

Sweet Jebus what a waste of my time. I know this has some high level black magic, but what the hell are the chances of it using those when it still has the main Mandy attacks!? Don't bother using it unless you wanna ***** around and/or are a rich ******* with thousands upon thousands of gil to blow.

Of course, I'll probably buy another one soon enough - I want to see those magic specials, but I sure don't wanna waste my time using these things to fight.
RE: I wasted 6k on WHAT!
# May 18 2005 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
Using Sic with less than 100 TP casts magic.
Re: Homunculus
# Oct 13 2004 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
Homunculus is a hardcore lil black mandragora with orange eyes lol Looks very alien-ish but hes cool. I dont have sic yet so i dont know of his blm spells but ive heard from other bst of these.
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