icon Papillion  

Stacks to: 99
Auction House: Materials - Alchemy

[Inventory] All Races
An organic firework created by a Goblin alchemist.

Submit a Picture

Submit a correction


Sold by Merchants:
Guild Level: Veteran

Made from Recipes

Post Comment
too much gil
# Mar 27 2006 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
Yes i too love these fireworks, and the skill up's i get from crafting them. But it is a shame i cant make my own rainbow thread, it's 60-70k for a single and 700-800k for a 12 pack of rainbow thread on my server(Remora). Fireworks take long to sell in AH, i dont lose gil and i dont make it either. Just takes forever to get my gil that i spent on them back. But when i use it i think my taru drank a red bull ^.^ lmao
# Jan 25 2006 at 8:53 AM Rating: Excellent
Have yet to make these as rainbow thread was expensive enough pre AH freak out at Christmas and now it's just an insane proposition to make them.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 19 2005 at 1:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) MY GOD LORD JESUS these things are awful!! Don't ever get one or use one unless you are a girl player with a girl or feminine character. Because otherwise it's just terribly ghey and awful looking.
RE: this sukz
# Sep 07 2005 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
617 posts
Gee someone's a little insecure in his manhood isn't he?
Colorful wings.
# Jul 05 2005 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
47 posts
Personally I think these look best when used by a taru, but then again I may be biased. It also is pretty good when used as a celebration when you level
(skill) (up) (can i have it?) (please)
# Apr 23 2005 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
558 posts
Why does the fashion shot have to have a male hume with subligar? barf!

I think this item is a much better item to skill up on than cannon shells unless you want to skill up gold and smithing to make other things (which is a good idea). I know I lost gil on cannon shells. I figured out that there was a slight profit on these when i made papillons. (maybe that profit margin is gone if rainbow thread went up). So despite all your gil being tied up in fireworks you wont lose as much gil in the long run. I have sold all the Papillions Ive made and it didnt even take a year. I did give a few away to friends and I did use some for celebrations. They sell best as singles. It helps if you have 4 mules (one in each nation) and put one up at the AH at a time at each one and set up a afk bazaar somewhere. Fireworks are always the best selling items in my bazaar. People just like fireworks. ^^

ah, just make platinum nuggets. lol

Edited, Fri Sep 9 16:29:00 2005
RE: (skill) (up) (can i have it?) (please)
# May 18 2005 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
438 posts
a BALD hume no less.
RE: (skill) (up) (can i have it?) (please)
# May 18 2005 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
438 posts
a BALD hume no less.
RE: (skill) (up) (can i have it?) (please)
# Jul 19 2005 at 1:48 PM Rating: Default
It makes my eyes turn into liquid blood it's unholy aaaagh noooo i hate this item lol

Edited, Tue Jul 19 14:55:07 2005
Cost & Concern
# Apr 04 2005 at 4:26 PM Rating: Default
Dear firecracker Lovers;

I would like to share about my opinions about this item. I am currently LVLing off this synthesis. This is the Cost:

Rainbow Thread (25,000G)
Insect Wingsx2 (200G)
Artificial Lens (2000G)
Prism Powder (1000G)

the total cost is roughly 28,000G/33, which is about 850G one firecracker regardless of crystals' price. I sold few stacks recently on Jeuno AH for 20,000G >.<`; To be Honest, I hate this synthesis. IF anyone is really interested in THIS Beauty, I would love to supply some. Please, Be reasonable when we are talking about price. I Also have a MULE called Xtorm in Windurst Woods selling Papillions @ 825G. I wish I can get over this synthesis as soon as possible. And btw, Inflation is a horrible thing.

Diabolos: Xstorm (THF)
Alchemy 92.6(+2) Smithing 41.8

Edited, Mon Apr 4 17:31:39 2005
# Apr 02 2005 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
Thief's Knife
15,054 posts
Forget these. Cannon Shell to 94 and then Pro Ether to 100.

Edited, Sat Apr 2 08:53:02 2005
Final Fantasy XI 12-14-11 Update wrote:
Adjust the resolution of menus.
The main screen resolution for "FINAL FANTASY XI" is dependent on the "Overlay Graphics Resolution" setting.
If the Overlay Graphics Resolution is set higher than the Menu Resolution, menus will be automatically resized.

I thought of it first:

Finally, I get to use my trademark!
# Feb 25 2005 at 11:11 PM Rating: Good

That's exactly what I've been looking for.

I knew these items existed and that they were fireworks, but I had no idea they showed off a pair of butterfly wings. I thought you just shot them in the air like the other fireworks.

I was a little upset that there wasn't a piece of armor that had butterfly decorations for me to wear, but now I can just use these. That's a perfect fit for yours truly.



Edited, Mar 22nd 2008 1:05pm by TheCompletist

Edited, Mar 22nd 2008 1:06pm by TheCompletist
RE: Finally, I get to use my trademark!
# Mar 01 2005 at 9:50 AM Rating: Excellent
Here we go...

I mean really, there should be no other picture on this page than Papillon using a papillion.

RE: Finally, I get to use my trademark!
# Oct 06 2005 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
And now, and even cuter picture



Edited, Thu Oct 6 16:25:57 2005
# Jan 27 2005 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
137 posts
currently sells for about 30000 Gil on Pandemonium.
you can only buy them whenever an alchemist is skilling up on them :)
# Jan 11 2005 at 5:58 PM Rating: Excellent
Papilon is french for butterfly. lol.
# Dec 01 2004 at 2:13 AM Rating: Excellent
53 posts
I'm working on making videos of all the fireworks to help me pick out which ones to use in the fireworks display for my linkshell's 6 month anniversary.
So if you would like to see a video of this you can go to:
Looking to buy some.
# Sep 03 2004 at 5:38 PM Rating: Excellent
3,777 posts
Hello, I Play on the Unicorn server and am looking to buy some of these. I have a few left from last Christmas but would like a few more. If you see me on Unicorn then just /tell Melphina ^^

Oh and another note, this recipie I feel is actually very reasonable considering its skill trivial lvl 97. My linkshell in game is Craftaru and we focus on crafting as you would assume. I looked at the other recipies for lvl 95+ and as was mentioned this is the cheapest way to skillup to 97. Its also expendable, rather than durable. Thats very nice IMHO. Furthermore on Unicorn server a single sells on any AH for 1k. If you make a stack and sell at 70K which I would find reasonable you make 20K profit per. Add the occasional lucky +1 or even +2 (rare) (66 and 99 respectively) and there ya have it. There are very rich people out there willing to buy these I'm sure. I think this is the coolest firework of em all. Who wouldn't want butterfly wings ^^

There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.
But they're cool none the less
# Sep 03 2004 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
hehe what I like is watching a paladin with papillion on doing savage blade; or a monk doing asuran fists. haha it's just for laughs
Talfus ~ Valefor
Ultima LS
# Sep 03 2004 at 7:21 AM Rating: Decent
668 posts
I wish SE would change the recipie on these.
50k for a stack is not something I was to waste.
RE: Price
# Sep 03 2004 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
3,777 posts
If you ask me, considering what the papillion is/does its the perfect recipie. very ingenious.
And as was mentioned 50K to make a stack is actually a resonable price since it will get skillups to 97 and is such a high end item. If you can make em and find a market, I say, go for it.

There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.
RE: Price
# Sep 03 2004 at 10:18 AM Rating: Excellent
1,453 posts
You expect a level 97 cap recipe to cost....how much, exactly?

Rainbow Thread costs 14K on siren. This is very much the cheapest 95+ alchemy recipe in existence.
# Aug 18 2004 at 9:07 PM Rating: Excellent
561 posts
Ok here it is. Papillion recipie (i'm pretty sure)

SKILL ---ALCHEMY (Trivial a whopping 97)

Light Crystal---
---Rainbow Thread
---Insect Wing x2
---Artificial Lens
---Prism Powder

There ya have it. Synthesis === 33 papillions

the +1 is 66 papillions
the +2 is 99 papillions

ok you high alchy peeeps craft away I wanna buy some at AH soon :).
two ingredients??
# Aug 11 2004 at 11:06 PM Rating: Good
561 posts
---old post---
---had incorrect info disregard---

Edited, Fri Sep 3 01:29:24 2004
How do I synthesise this?
# Aug 05 2004 at 10:31 PM Rating: Good
561 posts
If anyone has the recipie to synthesise these it would be greatly appreciated if you would post it. I know its alchemy but the ingredients I don't know. Thanks :)
# Jun 29 2004 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
I noticed in the update that a recipe was added to synth one of ht other firework types... anyone have the recipe for this one? I need a few of them for photography purposes for my Mithra Gone Wild calendar :p
# Apr 28 2004 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
280 posts
I frequently hold Fireworks displays on Queztacoatl Papippilion is usually not included in my show for the lack of showmanship. I have found no other use for these but entertainment. (also a good way to recruit for an LS, it gets there attention) I enjoy the fireworks alot as well as the rest of the people that watch my shows. Look for me on the Q.

40/THF amongst others.
# Apr 27 2004 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Makes you appear to have butterfly wings for a second or three... no practical use that I know of.
RE: Wings
# Apr 27 2004 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
It's fireworks; they're just for effects.
Post Comment

Free account required to post

You must log in or create an account to post messages.