Final Fantasy XI Monster Classification Chart v3
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by Sheila Knight  w/help from Farplaner
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Just translations from a few websites, some of which used a capture book. I 
have corrected anything they were missing or had (maybe typos) wrong. Most of 
this is known from trial and error ingame.


BEASTMEN
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Goblin             Light                       NV                O
Orc                Water                       NV, S             O
Orc Warmachine     Water                       NV, S             O
Quadav             Thunder                     H                       O
Yagudo             Ice                         CV                O
Gigas              Unknown                     V                 O
Tonberry           Ice                         NV                O
Antica             Wind                        H                       O
Sahagin            Thunder                     H                       O


VERMIN
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Worm               Wind, Light                 H                       O
Bee                Ice                         CV, S             O
Crawler            Ice, Thunder, Dark          H, S                    O
Beetle             Ice, Light                  CV, S             O
Fly                Ice                         H                       O
Scorpion           Ice, Light                  H                       O
Spider             Ice                         H                       O


AQUANS
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Pugil              Ice, Thunder                H                       O
Crab               Ice, Thunder                H                       O
Octopus            Ice, Thunder                H                       O


PLANTOIDS
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Mandragora         Fire,Ice,Wind,Thunder,Dark  H                       O
Sapling            Fire, Dark                  H                       O
Funguar            Light                       H                       O
Morbol             Fire                        H                       O
Treant             Fire, Dark                  H                       O
Goobbue            Unknown                     H                       O
Sabotender         Ice, Dark                   H                       O


BIRDS
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Bird               Ice                         H                       O
Big Bird           Ice                         CV                O
Bat                Wind, Light                 H                       O
Bats (3 set)       Wind, Light                 H                       O


LIZARDS
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Lizard             Ice, Wind                   H                       O
Raptor             Water                       H                       O
Cockatrice         Wind                        CV                O


BEASTS
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Rabbit             Thunder, Water, Dark        CV, S             O
Sheep              Thunder, Water              CV, S             O
Ram                Unknown                     V                 O
Dhamel             Wind, Thunder               CV, S             O
Tiger              Fire, Thunder               NV, S             O
Opo-opo            Ice                         CV, S             O
Coeurl             Earth                       NV, S             O
Manticore          Water                       CV, S             O
Behemoth           Unknown                     N/A               N/A


AMORPHA
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Slime              Earth                       H, S                    O
Hecteyes           Unknown                     H, S                    O
Leech              Light                       H, S                    O


UNDEAD
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Skeleton           Fire, Light                 H, D                    O
Hound              Fire, Light                 H, D                    O
Ghost              Fire, Light                 H, D                    O
Doomed             Fire, Light                 H, D                    O
Shadow             Fire, Light                 H, D                    O


ARCANA
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Bomb               Fire                        CV, M             O
Doll               Thunder                     CV, M             O
Magic Pot          None                        H, M                    O
Cardian            None                        H, M                    O
Evil Weapon        Fire                        H, M                    O
Golem              Unknown                     CV, M             O
Mimic              Unknown                     N/A               N/A
Detector           Unknown                     H, M                    O


DRAGON
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Dragon             Unknown                     Unknown           Unknown
Wyvern             Dark                        Unknown           Unknown


DEMON
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Demon              Light                       V                 O
Ahriman            None                        V, H              O     O


NOT YET CLASSIFIED
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Type               Weak Point                  Sense             Invis Sneak
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Adamantoise        Ice                         N/A               N/A
Elemental          Magic strong to it          M                 N/A



Key
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NV = Night Vision, can see especially far away at night (Invisible)
CV = Clear Vision, can see especially far at daytime (Invisible)
H  = Hearing, senses people's movement, even if behind (Sneak)
V  = Vision, normal vision and cannot see behind self (Invisible)
M  = Magic, senses when magic is used near by (Don't cast)
D  = Dying, senses people with 75% and less HP (No way to avoid)
S  = Smell, can loose your scent and give up (Deoderize)
*MGS means Metal Gear Solid, it's an FFXI nickname for using sneak/invis

Vision related monsters see a span of ~80 degrees in front of them, 
their range is often very short.

Clear Vision monsters can sense you from far away if you are directly 
in their light of sight, but have less range for left and right of their 
line of vision.

Hearing monsters have about a 180% field of vision, but sense sound 
360 degrees, all around them.

Magic also is sensed all around the monster, 360 degrees.


Notes
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The higher your Main Level and CHR stat, the more your chances of being 
undetected by monsters. It's similar to Stealth.

Some of the monster classes are not active and do not link, these are often 
the lower level ones. Most HNM or stronger type monsters will also see 
through your MGS abilities. Many are also inactive unless a certain thing 
happens. Detectors will scan as "not a challenge", however if you are seen 
they will summon something strong to attack you. Anyways, use caution.

The current state of MGS requires people being recasted on to "click off" 
the MGS icon on their screen before getting the new cast put on them. 
Casting invisible on yourself can overlap, you can recast it on yourself 
anytime and not be seen. If you need MGS but can't use magic or other 
abilities, that's what Silent Oils and Prism Powders are for. Also, opening 
Coffers or Chests will cancel any MGS you had on.

Some monsters have defense and resist against certain elements, magic and 
even statuses. They also have specific stat boosts. Try to use logic when 
fighting. For example: Antica are weak to Wind, chances are they have strong 
defense against Earth (which they do).

Strong -> Weak
Fire -> Ice -> Wind -> Earth -> Thunder -> Water -> Fire
Light <-> Dark



For more details and specific stats
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FF11 Database http://www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown-Knight/9303
Vanad'iel Monsters http://ff11.s33.xrea.com
FFXI Data Rand http://data.incoming.jp