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Job:
Family: Giant Bat
Crystal: Wind
Weak to: Wind, Light

Notorious Monster

File:Upyri.jpg

Zone

Level

Drops

Steal

Spawns

Notes

Misareaux Coast

1

A, L

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:

  • Spawns around E-7 to F-8 approximately every 21-24 hours; it does not need to be night, Vana'diel time, for it to spawn.
  • During the day: Soloable at Lv.60 with no problem. I went in as 60 THF/BLM and took it down without going under half HP.
  • During the night: Soloable at Lv.75, but very difficult. Even a Lv.75 THF with full evasion gear will have trouble soloing Upyri, as it will have increased accuracy and attack. (Was hitting for 150+ per hit and about 40% of the time.)
  • Drain and Bloody Bolts will have no effect, and other dark magic will be very weak.
  • Special Attacks: Hits harder at night than during the day. Attacks seemed to peak at around 1:00 AM Vana'diel time.
  • Can use special ability Soul Accretion, which will drain some number of status effects.
  • Rumoured to only drop the Vampire Earring at night

Historical Background

In Eastern Slavic folklore (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus), the Upyr (less commonly spelled Upyri) were vampires that had iron teeth and roamed, surprisingly, during the day. They would be active from noon to midnight and first went after children, then their parents. Otherwise, Upyr were said to look fairly human. Upyr believed to originate with evil spirits possessing the bodies of the unclean dead. There seem to have been variants of this same concept around Eastern Europe. In Poland, it was spelled Upier (or Upior), to the Czech and Ukrainians, it was spelled Upir (or Opir), in Belorus, Upor (in Russia, it was spelled Upyr, Upyry, Upyri). The Polish variant has barbed tongue which can drink "vast" amounts of blood and it sleeps in a pool of blood. When staked, this version explodes. A person can become immune to this version's attacks by eating "baked blood bread" made from vampire's blood and flour

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