Hototogisu RareExclusive
(Katana) All Races
DMG: 24 Delay: 185 Accuracy +3
Latent effect: Parrying Skill +5
Lv. 55 NIN

Damage Per Second: 7.78
TP Per Hit: 5.1%

Latent effect

  • Active while under the effect of a Song or Roll.

Other Uses

NPC Sell Price: Cannot be sold to NPCs

Synthesis Recipes


Used in Recipes

  • None

Desynthesis Recipe


Obtained From Desynthesis

  • None

How to Obtain

Cannot be auctioned, traded, or bazaared, but can be delivered to a character on the same account.

Dropped From

Name Level Zone
Beryl-footed Molberry (NM) 73-75 Temple of Uggalepih

Historical Background

Hototogisu is the Japanese name for the bird also known as the Lesser Cuckoo, Little Cuckoo, or Japanese Cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus). It is found in the Indian subcontinent, Japan, and Southeast Asia. In Japan, it is among the most popular songbirds due to the sound of its song, resulting in Japanese poets writing of the bird frequently. The Hototogisu was a symbol of early Summer as it was considered to mark the start of Summer. Legends portrayed the bird as singing until it spit up blood (that feature may have something to do with the Hototogisu name being given to a katana).

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