Automaton

Automaton is the pet of the Puppetmaster job in Final Fantasy XI. They are built of various parts and can be customized with several other parts for more abilities and other capabilities. All Puppetmasters gain their Automaton with default parts during the quest to unlock the job. To call it forth, the ability Activate must be used.

An Automaton can be dismissed with the Deactivate command. If this is done on full or close to full HP, the Activity command will be available immediately. Should the Automaton die before being deactivated, the recast will be longer.

That the Automaton's level is the same as the Puppetmaster's. However, if the PUP gains a level while an Automaton is already deployed, the Automaton won't gain that level automatically. It must first be deactivated and then re-activated.
Note that once the PUP reaches level 99, the Automaton's level can be further raised by equipping an Animator of a higher item level.

Building the Automaton

By default, the Automaton starts with Harlequin head and frame. Head and frame are the two basic parts required for an Automaton, and you can combine them as you wish. The frame provides the basic stats and capabilities while the head provides behavior, modifies the basic stats, and says what skill level spells can be used. Automatons can also be customized with attachments that provide stat boosts or abilities.

To make a comparison, the frame of an Automaton functions much like a player character's race, the head like a job, and attachments like equipment.

Heads and Frames

As noted above, heads and frames can be chosen from and combined freely, as long as you first possess the item to use on your Automaton.

To gain new heads and frames, a quest must be completed on PUP. This quest can be repeated every 10 levels past level 10 to for one type of head+frame at a time. The level 10 heads and frames can thus be gained one each at levels 10, 20 and finally 30 to complete the set, while the two specialist level 40 heads can be gained at level 40 and 50, in order of your choosing. See here for details of the quest.

To gain more information about each head and frame, please click on the links below.

Level Heads Frames
1 Harlequin Head Harlequin Frame
10 Sharpshot Head
Stormwaker Head
Valoredge Head
Sharpshot Frame
Stormwaker Frame
Valoredge Frame
40 Soulsoother Head
Spiritreaver Head
automaton_harlequin_ff11.png automaton_sharpshot_ff11.png automaton_stormwaker_ff11.png automaton_valoredge_ff11.png
Harlequin Sharpshot Stormwaker Valoredge

Attachments

Attachments are basically Automaton gear. Attachments cost a certain amount of elemental capacity to equip, and each Automaton can equip Attachments up to the limit provided by its head+frame combination (see below in 'Stats/Elemental Capacities' for details).

To gain access to an attachment, you must first acquire the item and place it in your Automaton's inventory. This happens by trading the item to Tateeya. Note that only one of each type of attachment is required to make it always thereafter available to your Automaton.

The behavior of attachments can be modified by Maneuver-type abilities done by the PUP. See below in 'Maneuvers' for more information.

To see a list of all attachments, see here.

Names

During the quest to unlock the Puppetmaster job, you must give a name to your Automaton. This can initially be done only from list #1 of names. However, after finishing the unlock quest you can chance to PUP and change the Automaton's name to one from the full lists of names. To do so, speak to Abda-Lurabda on PUP. Changing the name costs 9,800 gil.

List #1 List #2 List #3 List #4 List #5 List #6
Luron
Drille
Tournefoux
Chafouin
Plaisantin
Loustic
Histrion
Bobeche
Bougrion
Rouleteau
Allouette
Serenade
Ficelette
Tocadie
Caprice
Foucade
Capillotte
Quenotte
Pacotille
Comedie
Kagekiyo
Toraoh
Genta
Kintoki
Koumei
Pamama
Lobo
Tsukushi
Oniwaka
Kenbishi
Hannya
Mashira
Nadeshiko
E100
Koume
X-32
Poppo
Asuka
Sakura
Tao
Mao
Gadget
Marion
Widget
Quirk
Sprocket
Cogette
Lecter
Coppelia
Sparky
Clank
Calcobrena
Crackle
Ricochet
Josette
Fritz
Skippy
Pino
Mandarin
Jackstraw
Guignol
Moppet
Nutcracker
Erwin
Otto
Gustav
Muffin
Xaver
Toni
Ina
Gerda
Petra
Verena
Rosi
Schatzi
Warashi
Klingel
Clochette
Campanello
Kaiserin
Principessa
Butler
Graf
Caro
Cara
Mademoiselle
Herzog
Tramp
V-1000
Hikozaemon
Nine
Acht
Quattro
Zero
Dreizehn
Seize
Fukusuke
Mataemon
Kansuke
Polichinelle
Tobisuke
Sasuke
Shijimi
Chobi
Aurelie
Magalie
Aurore
Caroline
Andrea
Machinette
Clarine
Armelle
Reinette
Dorlote
Turlupin
Klaxon
Bambino
Potiron
Fustige
Amidon
Machin
Bidulon
Tandem
Prestidige
Purute-Porute
Bito-Rabito
Cocoa
Totomo
Centurion
A7V
Scipio
Sentinel
Pioneer
Seneschal
Ginjin
Amagatsu
Dolly
Fantoccini
Joe
Kikizaru
Whippet
Punchinello
Charlie
Midge
Petrouchka
Schneider
Ushabti
Noel
Yajirobe
Hina
Nora
Shoki
Kobina
Kokeshi
Mame
Bishop
Marvin
Dora
Data
Robin
Robby
Porlo-Moperlo
Paroko-Puronko
Pipima
Gagaja
Mobil
Donzel
Archer
Shooter
Stephen
Mk.IV
Conjurer
Footman
Tokotoko
Sancho
Sarumaro
Picket
Mushroom

Stats

An Automaton's stats will depend entirely on what parts were used for it. The frame provides the basic stats, and heads modify some of them.

Basic Stats

Basic stats for Automatons are gained the same way as for player characters. They are determined by the Automaton's frame, and are raised with its job level. They can be modified by equipping attachments.

Harlequin Frame
Level HP MP STR DEX VIT AGI INT MND CHR
1 37 10 8 7 8 7 7 8 8
49 970 154 54 48 51 47 45 48 52
99 1,621 344 98 93 95 92 89 92 96
Sharpshot Frame
Level HP MP STR DEX VIT AGI INT MND CHR
1 30 - 8 8 8 10 7 7 7
49 722 - 48 51 50 61 46 44 43
99 1,239 - 92 96 95 103 90 89 87
Stormwaker Frame
Level HP MP STR DEX VIT AGI INT MND CHR
1 25 34 7 7 7 8 8 9 8
49 603 582 46 45 46 48 51 57 52
99 1,040 1,189 90 89 90 92 94 99 96
Valoredge Frame
Level HP MP STR DEX VIT AGI INT MND CHR
1 45 - 9 8 9 7 6 8 8
49 1,176 - 59 48 58 42 38 49 51
99 1,963 - 102 92 101 86 81 93 95

Combat Skills

Automatons gain combat skills as player characters do, by using it. However, their skills are slightly different from what player characters have available to them. Moreover, while the basic skill ranks are provided by the frame, certain heads provide bonuses to certain skills. A +1 in skill from a head will, for example, boost a B- rank skill to a B.

Note that if a frame doesn't have a rating in some skill, it means that any Automaton built using that frame can't use that skill. Even when that non-existent skill is modified by a head that raises the skill, it does not enable its use.

The first table below displays the skill rank boost provided by each head. The second displays the native skill ranks of each frame, as well as the skill rank of each frame when modified by each type of head. The third table displays the skill caps on certain levels for each of the ranks possible for Automatons. Please match the skill rank of your Automaton's frame/head combination with the skill rank of this third table to find out your skill cap.

Head Skill Boost
Harlequin - -
Sharpshot Ranged +1
Stormwaker Magic +1
Valoredge Melee +1
Soulsoother Magic +2
Spiritreaver Magic +2
Frame Skill Rank (native/H) Rank (Sh) Rank (St) Rank (V) Rank (So/Sp)
Harlequin Melee B- B- B- B B-
Ranged B- B B- B- B-
Magic B- B- B B- A+
Sharpshot Melee C+ C+ C+ B- C+
Ranged B+ A B+ B+ B+
Valoredge Melee B+ B+ B+ A B+
Stormwaker Melee C C C C+ C
Magic B+ B+ A B+ A+
Rank Lv 1 Lv 10 Lv 20 Lv 30 Lv 40 Lv 50 Lv 60 Lv 70 Lv 80 Lv 90 Lv 99
A+ 6 33 63 93 123 153 203 251 301 361 424
A 6 33 63 93 123 153 203 244 294 354 417
B+ 5 31 60 89 118 147 196 233 281 341 404
B 5 31 60 89 118 147 196 228 275 335 398
B- 5 31 60 89 118 147 196 223 265 325 388
C+ 5 30 58 86 114 142 190 215 255 315 378
C 5 30 58 86 114 142 190 212 250 310 373

Elemental Capacities

The elemental capacities of an Automaton determines how many and which attachments it can equip at a time. They are determined by the combination of the head and frame the Automaton is built out of.

Head >
Frame V
Harlequin Valoredge Sharpshot Stormwaker Soulsoother Spiritreaver
Harlequin 5 Fire,
5 Wind,
5 Lightning,
3 Light,
5 Ice,
5 Earth,
5 Water,
3 Dark
6 Fire,
5 Wind,
5 Lightning,
5 Light,
3 Ice,
6 Earth,
3 Water,
3 Dark
6 Fire,
6 Wind,
5 Lightning,
5 Light,
3 Ice,
3 Earth,
5 Water,
3 Dark
3 Fire,
5 Wind,
3 Lightning,
3 Light,
6 Ice,
5 Earth,
6 Water,
5 Dark
3 Fire,
5 Wind,
3 Lightning,
6 Light,
6 Ice,
5 Earth,
6 Water,
3 Dark
3 Fire,
5 Wind,
3 Lightning,
3 Light,
6 Ice,
5 Earth,
6 Water,
6 Dark
Sharpshot 5 Fire,
6 Wind,
6 Lightning,
3 Light,
4 Ice,
5 Earth,
5 Water,
2 Dark
6 Fire,
6 Wind,
6 Lightning,
5 Light,
2 ice,
6 Earth,
3 Water,
2 Dark
6 Fire,
7 Wind,
6 Lightning,
5 Light,
2 ice,
3 Earth,
5 Water,
2 Dark
3 Fire,
6 Wind,
4 Lightning,
3 Light,
5 Ice,
5 Earth,
6 Water,
4 Dark
3 Fire,
6 Wind,
4 Lightning,
6 Light,
5 Ice,
5 Earth,
6 Water,
2 Dark
3 Fire,
6 Wind,
4 Lightning,
3 Light,
5 Ice,
5 Earth,
6 Water,
5 Dark
Valoredge 6 Fire,
5 Wind,
5 Lightning,
3 Light,
4 Ice,
6 Earth,
5 Water,
2 Dark
7 Fire,
5 Wind,
5 Lightning,
5 Light,
2 Ice,
7 Earth,
3 Water,
2 Dark
7 Fire,
6 Wind,
5 Lightning,
5 Light,
2 Ice,
4 Earth,
5 Water,
2 Dark
4 Fire,
5 Wind,
3 Lightning,
3 Light,
5 Ice,
6 Earth,
6 Water,
4 Dark
4 Fire,
5 Wind,
3 Lightning,
6 Light,
5 Ice,
6 Earth,
6 Water,
2 Dark
4 Fire,
5 Wind,
3 Lightning,
3 Light,
5 Ice,
6 Earth,
6 Water,
5 Dark
Stormwaker 4 Fire,
4 Wind,
5 Lightning,
3 Light,
6 Ice,
5 Earth,
5 Water,
4 Dark
5 Fire,
4 Wind,
5 Lightning,
5 Light,
4 Ice,
6 Earth,
3 Water,
4 Dark
5 Fire,
5 Wind,
5 Lightning,
5 Light,
4 Ice,
3 Earth,
5 Water,
4 Dark
2 Fire,
4 Wind,
3 Lightning,
3 Light,
7 Ice,
5 Earth,
6 Water,
6 Dark
2 Fire,
4 Wind,
3 Lightning,
6 Light,
7 Ice,
5 Earth,
6 Water,
4 Dark
2 Fire,
4 Wind,
3 Lightning,
3 Light,
7 Ice,
5 Earth,
6 Water,
7 Dark

Abilities

The Automatons abilities work slightly differently from a player character's. Most abilities are learnt not according to job level, but according to corresponding combat skill level, as determined by its head/frame combination.

Some additional abilities and traits are provided by attachments. They have not currently been listed here.

Weaponskills

The weaponskills available to an Automaton are determined solely by its frame and its current skill level in the corresponding combat skill, as listed below.

Harlequin/Stormwaker Frame
Melee 0 - Slapstick
Melee 145 - Knockout
Melee 225 - Magic Mortar

Sharpshot Frame
Ranged 0 - Arcuballista
Ranged 150 - Daze
Ranged 245 - Armor Piercer
Ranged 324 - Armor Shatterer

Valoredge Frame
Melee 0 - Chimera Ripper, String Clipper
Melee 150 - Cannibal Blade
Melee 245 - Bone Crusher
Melee 324 - String Shredder

Spells

When it comes to spellcasting, it bears noting that only the Harlequin and Stormwaker frames are capable of casting magic. However, the spell list available to the Automaton is instead determined by its head instead of the frame. Like weaponskills, the spells that can be currently used from among that list are determined by the Automaton's combat skill level.

Harlequin/Sharpshot Head
Magic 1 - Dia
Magic 12 - Cure
Magic 18 - Poison
Magic 21 - Paralyze
Magic 27 - Blind
Magic 33 - Bio
Magic 42 - Slow
Magic 45 - Cure II
Magic 57 - Silence
Magic 81 - Cure III
Magic 96 - Dia II
Magic 111 - Bio II
Magic 141 - Poison II
Magic 147 - Cure IV
Magic 337 - Addle

Stormwaker Head
Magic 1 - Dia
Magic 12 - Cure
Magic 15 - Stone
Magic 18 - Poison
Magic 21 - Paralyze
Magic 24 - Protect
Magic 27 - Blind
Magic 30 - Water
Magic 33 - Bio
Magic 42 - Slow
Magic 45 - Aero, Cure II
Magic 54 - Shell
Magic 57 - Silence
Magic 60 - Fire
Magic 75 - Blizzard
Magic 81 - Cure III
Magic 84 - Protect II
Magic 90 - Thunder
Magic 96 - Dia II
Magic 99 - Phalanx
Magic 105 - Dispel, Stoneskin
Magic 108 - Stone II
Magic 111 - Bio II
Magic 114 - Shell II
Magic 123 - Water II
Magic 138 - Aero II
Magic 141 - Poison II
Magic 144 - Protect III
Magic 147 - Cure IV, Haste
Magic 153 - Fire II
Magic 178 - Blizzard II
Magic 188 - Shell III
Magic 203 - Thunder II
Magic 217 - Protect IV
Magic 227 - Stone III
Magic 236 - Water III
Magic 241 - Shell IV
Magic 246 - Aero III
Magic 251 - Fire III
Magic 256 - Blizzard III
Magic 261 - Thunder III
Magic 266 - Stone IV
Magic 271 - Water IV
Magic 276 - Aero IV
Magic 281 - Fire IV, Protect V
Magic 286 - Blizzard IV
Magic 291 - Thunder IV
Magic 337 - Addle, Shell V

Valoredge Head
Magic 12 - Cure
Magic 45 - Cure II
Magic 81 - Cure III
Magic 147 - Cure IV

Soulsoother Head
Magic 1 - Dia
Magic 12 - Cure
Magic 18 - Poison
Magic 21 - Paralyze
Magic 24 - Protect
Magic 27 - Blind, Poisona
Magic 33 - Bio
Magic 36 - Paralyna
Magic 42 - Slow
Magic 45 - Blindna, Cure II
Magic 54 - Shell
Magic 57 - Silence
Magic 60 - Silena
Magic 66 - Regen
Magic 81 - Cure III
Magic 84 - Protect II
Magic 90 - Cursna
Magic 96 - Dia II
Magic 99 - Erase
Magic 105 - Viruna
Magic 111 - Bio
Magic 114 - Shell II
Magic 120 - Stona
Magic 135 - Regen II
Magic 141 - Poison II
Magic 144 - Protect III
Magic 147 - Cure IV, Haste
Magic 188 - Shell III
Magic 207 - Cure V
Magic 217 - Protect IV
Magic 232 - Regen III
Magic 241 - Shell IV
Magic 281 - Protect V
Magic 313 - Cure VI
Magic 337 - Addle, Regen IV, Shell V

Spiritreaver Head
Magic 1 - Dia
Magic 15 - Stone
Magic 18 - Poison
Magic 21 - Paralyze
Magic 27 - Blind
Magic 30 - Water
Magic 33 - Bio
Magic 42 - Slow
Magic 45 - Aero, Drain
Magic 57 - Silence
Magic 60 - Fire
Magic 75 - Blizzard
Magic 78 - Aspir
Magic 90 - Thunder
Magic 96 - Dia II
Magic 108 - Stone II
Magic 111 - Bio II
Magic 120 - Absorb-INT
Magic 123 - Water II
Magic 138 - Aero II
Magic 141 - Poison II
Magic 153 - Fire II
Magic 178 - Blizzard II
Magic 203 - Thunder II
Magic 227 - Stone III
Magic 236 - Water III
Magic 246 - Aero III
Magic 251 - Fire III
Magic 256 - Blizzard III, Dread Spikes
Magic 261 - Thunder III
Magic 266 - Stone IV
Magic 271 - Water IV
Magic 276 - Aero IV
Magic 281 - Fire IV
Magic 286 - Blizzard IV
Magic 291 - Thunder IV
Magic 296 - Stone V
Magic 313 - Water V
Magic 331 - Aero V, Aspir II
Magic 337 - Addle
Magic 349 - Fire V
Magic 368 - Absorb-Attri, Blizzard V
Magic 389 - Thunder V

Maneuvers

Coming soon


Category: Pets

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License