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Icarus Wing
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When used, these man-made wings instantly raise TP. Due to muscle strain, repeated use is prohibited.

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Item Effects

  • Gives the player 100% TP.

    • The amount of TP given to the player is affected by any Store TP effects active.

    • Player is inflicted with the Medicated status ailment for a duration of 120 minutes, preventing the use of other items that also give this status ailment.

Final Fantasy XI

Category: Final Fantasy XI
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Guild Level: Veteran

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icarus wing blows for matt
# Nov 26 2008 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
**** this godamn icarus wing. i've had 'you are unable to take anymore medacine' status on my character for 24 hours. WTF!!!!
# Nov 20 2006 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
515 posts
Comes from the Bait and Switch quest after obtaining the costume kit and using it. Fun quest.
Store TP -> Icarus wing?
# Aug 21 2006 at 3:36 AM Rating: Decent
140 posts
Does a samurai's Store TP Trait effect the amount gained from Icarus Wing?
I did my Maat fight a couple days ago (and won! 1/1). I used the wing right
after I entered.. so I had 0% TP. After using the wing, I checked, and had
120% TP... O_o
One would assume at first that the extra 20 mebbe came from the AF helm. But
I was wearing a Blink Band when I used the wing...
SO, the only other thing I can think of is Store TP.

Has anyone else seen this?
medication last in play time I guess
# Mar 27 2006 at 3:07 PM Rating: Default
I used one in maat failed. logout 4 hours later still there. did some crap maybe 30 mins still there. I'm thinking if I logged out waited 7 years logged on it still be there until I play the game for the time.

btw I'm planning to get on within 7 years so I'm not testing that therory.
Price Hike?!?!?!
# Dec 14 2005 at 7:55 AM Rating: Default
1,124 posts
Yesterday I went to buy one of these on AH to help with ENM60, and there were 98 in stock. I bid the normal 23-25k and couldn't get one. I looked up the price history and within 5 days, they had gone up to 50k on last sell. O.O Even with 98 on them in stock, I was not able to get one for <50k. Ridiculous!!!!! I figured I would buy a stack since I use them a lot. I couldn't get a stack for <400k, when the last sell was 285k. What's the deal?
# Dec 06 2005 at 5:44 AM Rating: Decent
102 posts
Has anyone ever tried to Dsynth this item? If so what were the results?
# Jul 10 2006 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
i havent tried to de-synth this but im sure you will just get the ingredients that you create it with. Those items are as follows:
Beeswax x2
Giant Bird Feather x6

Plus its on this website.
# Jul 10 2006 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
i havent tried to de-synth this but im sure you will just get the ingredients that you create it with. Those items are as follows:
Beeswax x2
Giant Bird Feather x6

Plus its on this website.
# Sep 01 2005 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
ok so you can use anything up to x-pots along with this in the maat fight, i just dont wanna buy a load of hyper pots and find i cant use em lol

Edited, Thu Sep 1 20:19:30 2005
# Jun 09 2005 at 5:06 PM Rating: Default
This item gives you 100% TP instantly. You also cannot use ANY food during the time it takes for the medicenes affects to wear off

Edited, Thu Jun 9 18:09:10 2005
# Aug 10 2006 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
You also cannot use ANY food during the time it takes for the medicenes affects to wear off

False. You cannot use any medicated stuff but food you can like reraise or anything else. But you cannot stack Strenght potion and Icarus. 1 medicated Item only at once.
# Mar 09 2005 at 2:58 PM Rating: Excellent
Here's what Icarus Wing's do.


no medicine for 2hrs?
# Feb 18 2005 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
Do you mean you just can't use another icarus wing for 2hrs? Can't be "you can't use medicines at all for 2hrs." What about all those people who beat Maat using this and still used hi-potions as they went along?
RE: no medicine for 2hrs?
# Mar 05 2005 at 10:57 PM Rating: Good
727 posts
Medicine is different than potions... >< oddly...

Potions and hi-potions are...um... potions? Whatever they are, they dont count as medicine.

Medice includes (I believe) things like Icarus wing, Hyper potion, Stat drinks like the VIT potion, and the bead candies. Theres probably more.
RE: no medicine for 2hrs?
# Feb 23 2005 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
x-potions and high potions work instantly, so maybe that's why you can use them still?
RE: no medicine for 2hrs?
# Apr 12 2005 at 8:28 AM Rating: Decent
1,983 posts
Well, hyper potions go off just as fast as hi. X is slower. But hyper heals 250. It's uber, so its a "medicine class" or whatever. It activates that little "buff marker thing" that tells you you cant use another such medicine for awhile. So u use it and no icarus wing, and vice versa.
RE: no medicine for 2hrs?
# Apr 14 2005 at 4:02 PM Rating: Excellent
2,214 posts
Just for the record. It is like a food. There are different foods you can use that have *instant* effects rather then long term effects. E.g. any HP or MP regen food. It's wasteful to reuse them until the *instant effect wears off (the regen/refresh), but you can. While long term food makes you "Full". There are medicines that give you a medicine effect (all magic drops, stat-boost potions, icarus wings, hyper potions, hyper ethers and a few others). These are "long term" effects much like food where, after using them you are unable to use another or similiar item until the long term effect wears off. For potions its 5 mins, for drops its 1/2 hour, and personally I have not used icarus wings, but apparently 2 hours. This is done to balance out the effects. E.g. imagine if you could regain 125 mp every time you poped a hyper ether and could constantly use them. With that amount of MP blms could spam ancient magic w/o taking a knee... Basically it would make blms Pals, darks and rdms invincable... Just imagine if you had 10 hyper potions, and 10 hyper ethers and took on a lvl 85 hnm... All of a sudden a pal/blm becomes dang near invincible, smn/rdm same deal... At high lvls you can spam spells use your avatar, and abilities and never have to worry about dmg or mp... Ok, that's just over the top, and the price would kill you, but with the icarus wings, this would be the same thing with sams. I am sure everyone has seen a sam use mediate, third eye, Tachi: Empi, icarus wing, Tachi: Empi, 2Hour (can never remember the name), Tachi: Empi, Tachi: Empi, Tachi: Empi, and if they are lucky, Tachi: Empi... The dmg on that is obscene, through just one blm in there and it goes to the point of rediculous... 2 and you have gone to plaid.

Anyways, medicine is simple an effect like food that prevents you from using multiple items together such as stat boosts, TP boost, Mega HP boosts and mega mp boosts repeatedly.

Now the Super ethers and potions use Dragon blood, and take forever to use (and you are disabled from performing an action for an obscene period of time) basically making them impracticle to use (hence the introduction of the new potions). But they will give you the same MP or HP boost, and not give you the medicine effect. Unfortunately, again alchemy gets rooked in the fact that, though overly expensive, you can buy your way out of food status by getting an antacid (20-40k to make) or if you are in jeuno, simply trading a gyshel green to a specific taru will remove it. While medicine status is there until it finally wears.

Personally, I have found, as a tank, keeping one or 2 hyper potions on me has saved my butt many times. If the whm runs out of mp, or if my shadows are down at just the wrong time, and I could see a hyper ether working in a similar way for a whm and or paladin. However, I haven't seen too many ppl use them in exp parties (I am lucky enough to be able to make them myself).

So, sorry for the rant, hope that helps ppl.
# Feb 05 2005 at 1:19 AM Rating: Good
29 posts
There is a very interesting Greek myth that is the basis for both the Icarus Wing and the Daedalus Wing.

Daedalus was a legendary craftsman and inventor of ancient times. He was famed for his intelligence and ingenuity around the ancient world.

Daedalus had a son, Icarus. After telling his king's enemy the secret to escaping the winding labyrnith (Which he built) that held a powerful half-man half-bull Minotaur, the king banished Daedalus and Icarus to the labyrnith themselves. Daedalus, being the ingenous inventor he was, could not even escape the puzzling maze he made himself. He then fashioned two pairs of wings for his son and himself, to use to escape the labyrnith. This is where Daedalus Wing and Icarus Wing are derived from.

Edited, Sat Feb 5 14:50:02 2005
RE: Myth
# Oct 28 2005 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
435 posts
And interestingly enough...

As Icarus was escaping the labyrinth, he decided to see exactly how high he could fly with his fancy wings. He got too close to the sun and the wax holding his wings together melted, sending Icarus plummeting to his untimely death.

Of course, this info has no bearing on FFXI or crafting. I find it interesting that they put wax in the ingredients, nice attention to detail.
Length of time?
# Jan 06 2005 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
How long does the Icarus Wing last?
RE: Length of time?
# Feb 01 2005 at 7:28 AM Rating: Good
1,458 posts
The effect is instantaneous; you get 100% TP, as a one shot.

The medicine effect lasts 2 hours, apparently, during which time you can't use any other form of medicine.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 04 2004 at 1:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) theese are varry good to make money on
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 16 2004 at 10:19 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I see using this can make you own a decent when a easy can OWN you at my level... Power Slash BOOM, Power Slash BOOM, Power Slash BOOM Ownage =]
RE: Easy way to beat a decent?
# Feb 24 2005 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
GalkaKnight OWNs a Decent Challenge
GalkaKnight gains 50 Exp
GalkaKnight waits 2 hours
GalkaKnight repeats
.....rip off
# Oct 24 2004 at 4:28 AM Rating: Decent
171 posts
Currently 20k each on carbuncle, they were 5k a few weeks ago...
info about cost
# Sep 15 2004 at 3:50 AM Rating: Excellent
137 posts
a stack of these sells for about 70k gil on Pandemonium at the moment.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 16 2004 at 4:37 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You can't stack these, boy you're dumb.
RE: info about cost
# Sep 16 2004 at 4:27 PM Rating: Excellent
187 posts
These happen to be able to be bought stacked at the AH. They're currently going anywhere from 65-80K per 12 stack on Gilgamesh. Please do your research before insulting others.
# Jun 09 2004 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know the delay between uses for this item? Or is it a one time use only thing? What does the comment about repeated use prohibited mean?
RE: Delay?
# Jun 23 2004 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
1,059 posts
Once an Icarus Wing is used, it disappears from your inventory, just like when you use any other kind of medications. The Wing itself is a one-time-use only type of thing.

After you use this, you get a status icon that says you are unable to take any more medication at the moment. This lasts for quite a few minutes. Pro-ethers I know have this same effect. However I don't know the duration of this status effect.

So when the comment says "repeated use is prohibited", that's a cutsey in-game sort of way of saying you cannot use more meds for awhile because of "muscle strain".
RE: Delay?
# Nov 09 2004 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
529 posts
the medication effect lasts about 2 hours when you use an Icarus wing.

FFXI (retired on 2006)
how much?
# Mar 08 2004 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
how much TP do you get from this?
RE: how much?
# Apr 13 2004 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
121 posts
I'd guess around 100%

Just go around reading people's chat logs from their Maat fights... :P

there's one here: http://galeos.nu/heartflight/maatfight.gif
# Feb 24 2004 at 4:39 PM Rating: Default
This is a product of Alchemy, however I do not know the recipie nor the level.
RE: Alchemy
# Nov 23 2004 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
lvl 93 Alcemy 1xWind Crystal 6xGiant Bird Feather 2xBeeswax
gives 100% tp
excellent for Samurai 2 hr, u can get 6 WS's off IF-u start w/ 100%+tp, use 2hr, after 3rd WS in chain-use Meditate, and use Icarus wing after 5th WS in the chain.

edit: note: this requires u to be a level 30+ Sam

Edited, Tue Nov 23 10:37:52 2004
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