Job: Red Mage
Family: Evil Weapon
Crystal: Wind
Weak to: Fire, Light

Notorious Monster

File:Shikigami Weapon.jpg

Shikigami Weapon

Zone

Level

Drops

Steal

Spawns

Notes

Ro'Maeve

77-80

Variable throughout area
Known to spawn around (H-8), (K-8), (E-8), (H-9)

A, L, M

  • See below
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime

Notes:

  • Respawn Time is 21-24 hours (Earth time), directly from last Time of Death.
  • Spawns with an innate Invisible effect and moves with a Flee effect while Invisible. It is also capable of warping itself around the zone while Invisible.
    • This effect only disappears when the NM aggros (due to magic aggro) or links with other Weapons.
    • If the NM deaggros, it will recast Invisible on itself, and most likely warp itself to a new location.
  • Appears last in the Wide Scan list. It can be tracked from Wide Scan, but cannot be targeted with /ta <scan> until it drops Invisible.
  • Has and uses all standard Evil Weapon attacks.
  • Has a minor Auto Regen effect.
  • Uses the following magic:
    • Cure IV
    • Stoneskin
    • Various types of elemental attack magic (including Tier III spells)
  • Yinyang Robe has an estimated 30-40% drop rate.

Historical Background

In Japanese mythology, Shikigami are spirits conjured to serve Onmyoji (sorcerers). They can take any manner of form, birds, small animals, a small Oni, or even spirits which can possess people. Most Onmyoji can summon only 1 or 2 Shikigami at a time, but the best can summon up to 12. They can be dangerous to the Onmyoji, sometimes breaking free of their control, running amok and killing them. In various Manga series, the Shikigami are depicted as spirit servants made from folded and cut paper (a wordplay on Shikigami, which resembles the character for paper). They are similar to the Familiars from European folklore. Shikigami is Japanese for "ceremonial spirit"; shiki "ritual, ceremony" + gami "spirit, deity". Some accounts render "shikigami" to mean "death god" or "grim reaper".

In-Game Background

See Shikigami Weapon In-Game Background.

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