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Ahriman
Ahriman (Category)
These floating demons are often referred to simply as floating eyes, since their head is dominated by their one massive cyclopean eye (given their life-span, it is assumed that this does not represent cyclocephaly). Possessing the abilities of both warriors and black mages, these eyes can be dangerous to attackers.

As large eyes, it is not surprising that their main body part, the lens can be recovered from a defeated ahriman. The primary use of the lenses is to make Prism Powder, a powder that can render its user essentially invisible. A number of residents of Vana'diel are also looking for these lenses. Tears can also be collected from a defeated ahriman – although their use is generally limited to its inclusion in a cure for blindness. Of final interest to those attacking these demons, is the Ahriman Wing, which is used exclusively by expert alchemists.

Family Information
Type: Demons
Subfamilies: Shadow Eyes, Akoman
Common Behavior: A, L, S, H
Common Job(s): Warrior/Black Mage
Uncommon Job(s): Red Mage
Traits: Magic Defense Bonus +25%
Charmable: Eks
Pankration: Check
Aspir: Check
Drain: Check

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Aht Urhgan Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea Pankration
Airy Shield: Arrow Shield effect, blocks all Ranged Attacks CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Magic Barrier: Magic Shield effect, blocks all spells CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark Qmark CheckCheck Qmark
Blindeye: Single-target physical damage and Blind. Blockable with 1 Utsusemi shadow. CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark Qmark CheckCheck Qmark
Eyes On Me: Single-target high (magic) damage, ignores Utsusemi and Shell. Cannot be resisted. Does constant damage regardless of the target's attributes or the monster's TP. CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark Qmark CheckCheck CheckCheck
Mind Break: Cone Attack Max MP Down (Gaze Attack) CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark Qmark CheckCheck Qmark
Hypnosis: Cone Attack Sleep (Gaze Attack) CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Binding Wave: 15' AoE Bind CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark Qmark CheckCheck CheckCheck
Level 5 Petrify: 15' AoE Petrify anyone whose level is a multiple of 5. CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
All-Seeing Onyx Eye Timed Spawn every 2 to 6 hours at (J-11). 83 La Vaule (S) Evergreen Strongbox
Mirror Tiara
Namioyogi
Arimaspi Spawned by trading a Clouded Lens to ??? @ (K-6) Information Abyssea - Konschtat Searing Sash

KeyItemMucid Ahriman Eye

Gloom Eye Lottery Spawn from the Seeker Bats around (G-8) 74 Ranguemont Pass Wit Pendant
Likho Spawns at (G-7), map 1 Qmark Castle Zvahl Baileys Likho Talon
Shadow Eye Lottery Spawn from the Evil Eyes around (E-7) to (E-8) 48-49 Xarcabard Moon Amulet
Rearguard Eye Timed spawn at (H-8) Qmark Dynamis - Beaucedine KeyItemObsidian Granules of Time
Prototype Eye Xarcabard: Timed spawn at the bottom of the cliff at (I-6/7)

Tavnazia: Timed spawn at (J-8) on the first floor (lower)

Qmark Dynamis - Xarcabard
Dynamis - Tavnazia
KeyItemObsidian Granules of Time
Angra Mainyu Spawned by trading a Leering Bijou or fiendish tomes (Fiendish Tome: Chapter 21, Fiendish Tome: Chapter 22, Fiendish Tome: Chapter 23, Fiendish Tome: Chapter 24, and Fiendish Tome: Chapter 25) to the ??? outside the entrance to Fei'Yin Qmark Dynamis - Xarcabard KeyItemHydra Corps Insignia

Quest NMs: Agas, Arch Ahriman, Blurry Eye, Tartalo

Mission NMs: Searcher, Seeker, Spotter

Battlefield NMs: Osschaart (BCNM)

Campaign NMs: Shadoweye

Other NMs: Bat Eye (Nyzul Isle Investigation), Enhanced Ahriman (Limbus), Margygr (Einherjar - Wing III), Pyracmon (Special Event - Harvest Festival 2008), Watcher (MMM - Appropriation Team)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Floating Eye 34-36 Ranguemont Pass
Bat Eye 40-42 Beaucedine Glacier
Evil Eye 45-48 Xarcabard
46-48 Castle Zvahl Keep
48 Castle Zvahl Baileys
Morbid Eye 52-53 Castle Zvahl Keep
52-55 Castle Zvahl Baileys
Deadly Iris 55-56 Castle Zvahl Keep
Ahriman 63-65 Castle Zvahl Baileys
Fachan 73-75 Uleguerand Range
Gawper 80-81 Beaucedine Glacier (S)
Menacing Eye 80-81 Xarcabard (S)
Ogler 80-82 Castle Zvahl Keep (S)
81-82 Castle Zvahl Baileys (S)
Smolenkos 80 - 82 Uleguerand Range
Doom Lens 82-83 Castle Zvahl Keep (S)
84-85 Castle Zvahl Baileys (S)
Scowlenkos 86-87 Uleguerand Range
Vanguard Eye Information Dynamis - Beaucedine
Dynamis - Xarcabard
Dynamis - Tavnazia
Deep Eye Qmark Abyssea - Konschtat

Historical Background

Angra Mainyu (Avestan) or Ahriman (Middle Persian اهريمن) is the Evil equivalent of the deity Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism.

The name does not occur in the Old Persian inscriptions. In the Avesta he is called the twin-brother of the Holy Spirit, and contrasted with Spenta Mainyu. He is the all-destroying Satan, the source of all evil in the world and like Ahura Mazda, existed since the beginning of the world. Ahriman chose evil consciously, and created disease in order to bring death early. He did his greatest evil deed by adding colour to fire, which was pure when created by Ahura Mazda, and gave it the harsh character of smoke. Thus it is said he polluted the holy fire made by Ahura Mazda. On Judgment Day he will be defeated by Spenta Mainyu and will disappear from the present world forever. The later sect of the Zurvanites held that both were visible manifestations of the primeval principle zruvan akarana (infinite time).

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