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Call Beast is an ability available to Beastmasters in Final Fantasy XI starting at level 23. When Call Beast is used, a beast familiar is summoned. The type of beast is determined by the jug that is equipped. A Beastmaster must equip a jug of pet food in the "ammunition" equipment slot before calling a beast, or the command will fail and produce an error message. Jugs come in stacks of up to 12, and each time a beast is called, one is expended. The command is available with a Beastmaster subjob, but the inability to equip jugs renders this ability unusable for a Beastmaster subjob. It can be recast every 5 minutes.


Familiars are special pets that are available exclusively to Beastmasters. They are called to a Beastmaster's side using special items and Call Beast, a Beastmaster job ability. There are only three familiars available at level 23, but the number of jugs (therefore also the number of different pets) rapidly increases as the Beastmaster levels up.

Familiars offer Beastmasters reliability and convenience in exchange for the power and/or endurance of Charmed monsters. While a Familiar is almost never as strong as a charmed monster of the same level, Familiars can be called instantly and remain for a set amount time (usually a very long time) before disappearing. They will never fail to be called or "un-charm" and attack the Beastmaster like charmed monsters.

Familiars also allow the use of Snarl, a job ability, and Ready, a pet command, which give the Beastmaster finer control over the flow of battle and increase the survivability of both the Beastmaster and the pet.

However, since Beastmasters tend to rely on the disposability of pets, most Beastmasters only use Familiars if local monsters are not available, as the relatively long Recast Time of Call Beast and the cost of using jugs make Familiars less disposable than charmed pets.

Chart of Called Beasts[]

Pet Jug Level Cap Type Family Job Duration
Sheep Familiar Herbal Broth 23 35 Beast Sheep WAR 1:00:00
Hare Familiar Carrot Broth Beast Rabbit WAR 1:30:00
Crab Familiar Fish Broth 55 Aquan Crab PLD 0:30:00
Courier Carrie Fish Oil Broth 75 Aquan Crab PLD 0:30:00
Homunculus Alchemist Water Plantoid Mandragora MNK 1:00:00
Slippery Silas Wormy Broth 99 Aquan Toad BLM 0:30:00
Flowerpot Bill Humus 28 40 Plantoid Mandragora MNK 1:00:00
Flytrap Familiar Grasshopper Broth Plantoid Flytrap WAR 1:00:00
Tiger Familiar Meat Broth Beast Tiger WAR 1:00:00
Eft Familiar Mole Broth 33 45 Lizard Eft WAR 1:00:00
Lizard Familiar Carrion Broth Lizard Lizard WAR 1:00:00
Mayfly Familiar Bug Broth Vermin Fly WAR 1:00:00
Funguar Familiar Seedbed Soil 65 Plantoid Funguar WAR 1:00:00
Beetle Familiar Tree Sap 38 45 Vermin Beetle PLD 1:00:00
Antlion Familiar Antica Broth 50 Vermin Antlion WAR 1:00:00
Lullaby Melodia Singing Herbal Broth 43 55 Beast Sheep WAR 1:00:00
Mite Familiar Blood Broth Vermin Diremite WAR 1:00:00
Keeneared Steffi Famous Carrot Broth Beast Rabbit WAR 1:30:00
Flowerpot Ben Rich Humus 51 63 Plantoid Mandragora MNK 1:00:00
Saber Siravarde Warm Meat Broth Beast Tiger WAR 1:00:00
Coldblood Como Cold Carrion Broth 53 65 Lizard Lizard WAR 1:00:00
Shellbuster Orob Quadav Bug Broth Vermin Fly WAR 1:00:00
Voracious Audrey Noisy Grasshopper Broth 75 Plantoid Flytrap WAR 1:00:00
Ambusher Allie Lively Mole Broth 58 Lizard Eft WAR 1:00:00
Chopsuey Chucky Fragrant Antica Broth 63 Vermin Antlion WAR 1:00:00
Lifedrinker Lars Clear Blood Broth Vermin Diremite WAR 1:00:00
Panzer Galahad Scarlet Sap Vermin Beetle PLD 1:00:00
Amigo Sabotender Sun Water 75 Plantoid Sabotender WAR 0:30:00
Turbid Toloi Auroral Broth 99 Aquan Pugil WAR 2:00:00
Nursery Nazuna Dancing Herbal Broth 76 86 Beast Sheep WAR 2:00:00
Crafty Clyvonne Cunning Brain Broth 90 Beast Coeurl WAR 2:00:00
Dapper Mac Briny Broth 99 Bird Apkallu MNK 2:00:00
Dipper Yuly Wool Grease Vermin Ladybug THF 2:00:00
Lucky Lulush Lucky Carrot Broth Beast Rabbit WAR 2:00:00
Flowerpot Merle Vermihumus Plantoid Mandragora MNK 3:00:00
Discreet Louise Deepbed Soil 79 Plantoid Funguar WAR 2:00:00
Fatso Fargann Curdled Plasma Broth 81 Amorph Leech WAR 2:00:00
Presto Julio Chirping Grasshopper Broth 83 93 Plantoid Flytrap WAR 2:00:00
Audacious Anna Bubbling Carrion Broth 85 95 Lizard Lizard WAR 2:00:00
Mailbuster Cetas Goblin Bug Broth Vermin Fly WAR 2:00:00
Swift Sieghard Mellow Bird Broth 86 94 Lizard Raptor WAR 2:00:00
Faithful Falcorr Lucky Broth 99 Bird Hippogryph THF 2:00:00
Bloodclaw Shasra Razor Brain Broth 90 99 Beast Coeurl WAR 2:00:00
Bugeyed Broncha Savage Mole Broth Lizard Eft WAR 2:00:00
Gorefang Hobs Burning Carrion Broth 93 Beast Tiger WAR 2:00:00
Gooey Gerard Cloudy Wheat Broth 95 Amorph Slug WAR 1:30:00
Crude Raphie Shadowy Broth 96 Lizard Adamantoise PLD 1:30:00
Droopy Dortwin Swirling Broth 99 103 (Item Level) Beast Rabbit WAR 2:00:00
Sunburt Malfik Shimmering Broth 104 (Item Level) Aquan Crab PLD 2:00:00
Warlike Patrick Livid Broth Lizard Lizard WAR 2:00:00
Scissorleg Xerin Spicy Broth 105 (Item Level) Vermin Chapuli WAR 2:00:00
Rhyming Shizuna Lyrical Broth 107 (Item Level) Beast Sheep WAR 2:00:00
Attentive Ibuki Salubrious Broth 109 (Item Level) Bird Tulfaire WAR 2:00:00
Amiable Roche Airy Broth 110 (Item Level) Aquan Pugil WAR 2:00:00
Brainy Waluis Crumbly Soil 113 (Item Level) Plantoid Funguar WAR 2:00:00
Herald Henry Translucent Broth Beast Coeurl PLD 2:00:00
Headbreaker Ken Blackwater Broth 115 (Item Level) Vermin Fly WAR 2:00:00
Redolent Candi Electrified Broth Plantoid Snapweed WAR 2:00:00
Caring Kiyomaro Fizzy Broth 116 (Item Level) Beast Raaz MNK 2:00:00
Hurler Percival Pale Sap Vermin Beetle PLD 2:00:00
Blackbeard Randy Meaty Broth 117 (Item Level) Beast Tiger WAR 2:00:00
Generous Arthur Dire Broth 119 (Item Level) Amorph Slug WAR 2:00:00
Threestar Lynn Muddy Broth Vermin Ladybug THF 2:00:00
Alluring Honey Bug-Ridden Broth 119+ (Item Level) Plantoid Snapweed WAR 2:00:00
Brave Hero Glenn Wispy Broth Aquan Toad WAR 2:00:00
Sharpwit Hermes Saline Broth Plantoid Mandragora MNK 2:00:00